The skin is one of the most important organs in your body. It is the front line of the immune system, completely protecting your body from head to toe from pathogens. The skin helps to regulate your body’s temperature and allows us to experience the sensation of touch. Culturally, your skin defines the standard for beauty. To revitalize skin and slow the aging process, it is of utmost importance to care for it as naturally as possible.
- Sleep Better
Most people have experienced sallow skin and puffy eyes after a few nights of missed sleep. But it turns out that chronic sleep loss can lead to lackluster skin, fine lines, and dark circles under the eyes. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body releases more of the stress hormone cortisol. In excess amounts, cortisol can break down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic.
Nothing is more important than getting enough quality sleep. And out of all 5 states of sleep, deep(delta) sleep influences your health the most for it is the only time your body releases growth hormones that keep you young. If you are under 40, a total of 1 hour a night (of deep sleep) is normal. If you seem to have trouble sleeping, follow these tips to sleep better tonight. Your sleep position is of significance too.
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Detox is simply defined as the removal of toxic substances from a living organism. No air we breathe, no food we eat and especially no drugs we consume are completely clean. The body has several organs that detoxify the “ashes” of metabolism, namely the liver, kidneys, lungs and skin. For the body to feel its best, these organs need to be functioning well all the time. As the health of any of the detoxifying organs declines, the health of the entire body slips as well.
Restructure your schedule, follow the detox diet plan below, form solid habits, and bask in the success of your efforts. The only requirement of a successful detox diet plan is discipline.
- Carbohydrate Detox
All forms of carbohydrate is broken down by our body to form glucose, a simple form of sugar. Our body uses glucose for fuel but levels that exceed requirements is toxic. It is estimated that the average American consumes more than 450g of carbohydrates a day from mostly processed grain and sugar sources.
The daily RDI for carbohydrates is actually 300g or less, an amount easily surpassable with fast food. Part of the detox diet plan is the replacement of nutrient inferior carbohydrate with quality carbohydrate full of fiber that is absorbed slowly into our system, avoiding spikes in blood sugar levels.
Vegetables are the most nutrient dense sources of healthy fiber. They also contain much higher nutrient levels than grains/sugars and have a cleansing effect on the body. Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, and leafy greens are among the top 5.
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Everyday, there are thousands of charities looking for donations. However, the question on most people’s mind is how efficiently do the charity I donate to handle the money? How much of the donations are they using for actual programs?
Below is a list of the best health related charities to donate to based on their financial documents.
- American Kidney Fund
The American Kidney Fund‘s mission is to help people fight kidney disease and live healthier lives. In 2014, the American Kidney Fund provided treatment-related grant assistance to more than 84,000 low-income dialysis patients in 50 states, and provided free kidney health screenings in cities across the country. The American Kidney Fund is the most efficient in handling its donations by spending a whopping 97% on programs directly related to its mission while costing only a measly $3 in fundraising for every $100 received. Tax ID 23-7124261.
- American Red Cross
Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; communications services and comfort for military members and their family members; the collection, processing and distribution of blood and blood products; educational programs on preparedness, health, and safety; and international relief and development programs. 90% of its cash budget is spent on programs directly related to its mission while costing $18 in fundraising for every $100. Tax ID 53-0196605.
- Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
Established by actor Michael J. Fox in 2000, the Fox Foundation has since become the largest nonprofit funder of Parkinson’s disease research in the world. In 2010, the Fox foundation launched the first large-scale clinical study on evolution biomarkers of the disease at a cost of 45 million dollars over 5 years. 89% of its cash budget is spent on research while it takes $7 to raise every $100. Tax ID 13-4141945.
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