Natural Ways to Improve Your Health and Well-Being
Health is reflected by the way you look and feel. Improving our health is something we all strive to do. Just like growing your beard, it takes time and dedication to become healthier as well. There is no magic elixir or shortcut to achieving your fullest potential. But these different remedies and methods come pretty close to being a modern day fountain of youth. In combination together or taken alone, the following ways are bound to have a positive impact on your life. Let’s start with the good stuff.
Taking CBD OilCannabidiol, also known as CBD is an extract taken from a cannabis plant. It is one of many cannabinoids (chemical compounds) present in cannabis. Although it is also present in marijuana strains – it’s usually extracted from agricultural hemp. This is commonly due to the fact that within hemp there is considerably less THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – the chemical responsible for psychoactivity in humans, or what’s responsible for feeling “high.” CBD offers a wide range of health benefits that medical marijuana provides without the high. The extract allows for greater medicinal use across the board for people who want to get the medical benefits without the common recreational effects associated with cannabis. One of the most effective and common ways to consume CBD oil is to simply swallow it. Once you’ve ingested it, it’ll pass through your digestive system and become metabolized by your liver. Eventually the effects will be delivered into your bloodstream. You may also vape CBD oils as they’re absorbed through the lungs before being diffused into your bloodstream. Mixed with your favorite food or drink, fatty acids in foods serve as carriers that give your body the ability to process CBD faster. Some major benefits of CBD oil include:
- Pain relief
- Lessened inflammation
- Nausea relief
- Reduced anxiety
- May alleviate cancer-related symptoms
- Treats some neurological disorders
- Produces antipsychotic effects
- Treats seizures
Growing Medical Consensus On EffectivenessIn a number of different studies, CBD oil has been shown promise in a few areas. Using CBD in both human and animal studies showed that it can reduce anxiety and depression. It also has anti-inflammatory qualities that might even affect your beard. CBD oil may have beneficial effects for your beard by being able to control your the overproduction of your sebum and reduce beard acne or acne in general. Furthermore, studies suggest that CBD has many antipsychotic effects which can help people with mental disorders. More research is still being done, but the results so far are promising in a wide range of overall health from the body to the mind.
Transcendental MeditationThe ancients and mystics have been doing it for thousands of years. Modern science and culture has just begun to catch up to the fact that meditation is one of the greatest things we can do for our mind, body and spirit. A recent entry into the meditational field was Transcendental Meditation (TM). A technique used to avoid distracting thoughts and the ability to promote a calmer and relaxed awareness. It was derived from ancient Vedic tradition in India. It was brought to the United States in the 1960s by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The practice is quite simple. A practicing meditator sits in a comfortable position with their eyes closed and repeats a single mantra. A mantra is a word or sound that’s used for focus and concentration.
Meditation In PracticeAccording to transcendental thought, while meditating and ruminating on this one word or sound, you’ll begin to transcend ordinary modes of thought. In here you can achieve a kind of perfect stillness and rest. Everyday we contend with a constant stream of thoughts branching off to new and dizzying heights and places. Never settling down, these thoughts cascade and wander. They crisscross and reference back to themselves in some recursive flow. Thoughts about thoughts and here we are thinking about thinking.
Silence the internal dialogue.Traditionally, you start transcendental meditation with a teacher. They will instruct you on its basic tenets and techniques in an introductory lesson. You receive a mantra. If teachers aren’t your thing, then you can feel free to start up yourself after a little reading. Some benefits you can expect from meditation:
- Reduced chronic pain
- Peace of mind
- Lowered blood pressure
- Overall better quality of life
Drinking TeaOver half of the American population drinks tea. With roots from the wise and ancient east, we find another traditional remedy guiding us through our modern lives. Tea has a wide range of documented health benefits.We already know about the amazing healing and energetic qualities that Matcha possesses, other teas can be equally restorative. Studies have found the following:
- A cup of green tea per day may lower your odds of tooth loss. It may lower the pH on the tooth surface, which suppresses negative bacteria.
- There is evidence that black tea has a direct relationship to heart health. There have been studies showing a relationship of black tea intake to a decreased risk of heart attacks. Likewise, green tea is associated with lowering negative cholesterol levels and increasing the good cholesterol (HDL) levels.
- Tea assists in weight loss. Caffeine and other extracts may be responsible for losing weight faster.
GardeningYou can’t get much more natural than a straight return to the earth. Whether it’s growing a backyard garden or growing herbs on your balcony. Getting outside and growing your own vegetables is an amazing experience. In addition to providing you and your family with nutritious food, gardening also provides a host of other health benefits. Just the right amount of sun gives you exposure to the vitamin D you need. The sun naturally increases your calcium levels which boosts your immunity system and strengthens your bones. Outdoor activities are a perfect way to get your daily dose of sunshine. Gardening can be great for:
- Reducing stress through activity.
- Providing you nutritious and organic food.
- Giving you another outlet for athletic activity.
- Exposure to healthy sunlight.
- Boosted mood for the day.