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Start by eating a lot of proteins, veggies, cereals and fruits each day. Drinking a lot of water is very important as well. “I actually drink a gallon of water per day!” say Anis the founder and owner of I’m Fabulous cosmetics. Apple Cider Vinegar into your daily routine. Goli Gummies are gluten-free, gelatin-free, vegan, non-GMO and made with select organic ingredients, free from artificial sweeteners and preservatives.

Here are 7 science-backed methods to help you reach your goal of a flat stomach.

  1. Cut Calories, but Not Too Much. …
  2. Eat More Fiber, Especially Soluble Fiber. …
  3. Take Probiotics. …
  4. Do Some Cardio. …
  5. Drink Protein Shakes. …
  6. Eat Foods Rich in Monounsaturated Fatty Acids. …
  7. Limit Your Intake of Carbs, Especially Refined Carbs.

Add abs exercises to your weekly routines to get a strong core. The core doesn’t just include the abdominal muscles. It also consists of muscles in your back and around your pelvis.

What is apple cider vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar is apple juice that has been fermented twice. First, crushed apples are mixed with yeast, sugar or another carbohydrate. After a few weeks, natural bacteria and yeasts ferment the juice, changing the carbohydrates into alcohol. Then, a second fermentation process changes the alcohol into acetic acid — and now you have apple cider vinegar.

Raw apple cider vinegar also contains:

  • Natural probiotics (friendly bacteria), which may help with your immune system and gut health.
  • Antioxidants, substances that can prevent damage to your body’s cells.

Apple cider vinegar has various healthful properties, including antimicrobial and antioxidant effects.

Evidence suggests it could possibly offer health benefits, such as:

  • aiding weight loss
  • reducing cholesterol
  • lowering blood sugar levels
  • improving the symptoms of diabetes
  • Calming acid reflux

Vinegar can help kill pathogens, including bacteria.

People have traditionally used vinegar for cleaning and disinfecting, treating nail fungus, lice, warts, and ear infections. Today, apple cider vinegar is touted as a weight loss aid, acid reflux remedy and more.

Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used vinegar to clean wounds more than 2,000 years ago.

Vinegar is also a food preservative. Studies show that it inhibits bacteria like E. coli from growing in and spoiling food.

Weight loss

If you’re trying to lose weight, every little boost can help. And apple cider vinegar may help with weight loss.

One small study showed that adding apple cider vinegar to a healthy diet might help people lose more weight. But these findings haven’t been proven with large, controlled studies. 

I use 1 Goli Apple Cider Vinegar each day, it tastes amazing and so easy to take! I take 2 x Zink gummies daily to boost my immune system, 4 x Multi gummies Vitamins

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Your genes can help you see what might lie ahead. For example, if you have a gene associated with faster-than-average skin aging, you can take extra good care of it now to help offset that genetic influence.

Knowing more about your genes helps you tailor your lifestyle to what suits you best. For instance: If your genes suggest you might metabolize caffeine more slowly than the norm, you may want to consider watching your daily intake.

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There are some genetic markers for predispositions, but most of these results are probably generalized based on your genetic background.

Obesity may make the epigenetic clock in human liver cells tick faster, and heroin use can accelerate biological aging in brain cells.

Skin aging is a complex process influenced by hereditary and environmental factors. Recent studies on twins have revealed that up to 60% of the skin aging variation between individuals can be attributed to genetic factors, while the remaining 40% is due to non-genetic factors.

When creating this genetic test for skin care, our goal was to perform a classification of each marker based on a set of multiple polymorphisms associated with certain skin properties to provide personalized skin care and anti-aging therapies. Oxidative stress is another of the great cause of skin aging. Our body has its own antioxidant system, but not all have an equally effective one. Throughout our genetic data, we can see how our body behaves in this aspect and we will see how to help it in this process according to our genomics. The same thing is about our ability to deal with pollution, our dermal sensitivity, predisposition to skin inflammation, acne, varicose veins, etc. Very relevant information when designing the strategy for our skin care.

There’s still much to learn when it comes to decoding the link between genetics and longevity, but, increasingly, studies into a range of genes are revealing tantalizing clues about the role that the genome plays in determining an animal’s lifespan. Here’s a look at three genes researchers have identified as promising candidates in the science of longevity.

Though the expression of CISD2 decreases on its own as mice age, researchers in this study discovered that both male and female mice without CISD2 all showed signs of premature aging, such as cell death and neuron and muscle cell degeneration. More recent research confirms that mice without the CISD2 gene have shorter lifespans, and suggests that CISD2 may affect genetic pathways linked to lifespan and other physiological signs of aging. Maintaining CISD2 expression could possibly lengthen the human lifespan or slow signs of aging.

EPHEDRA (Ma Huang): This is used widely by Chinese practitioners, often to treat asthma or induce sweating. But unlike the common pattern in the US, Chinese herbalists almost never use it as a single agent and certainly do not use it for weight loss. “Here, it is sold like ‘herbal caffeine.’ You can get it at truck stops and 7-11s. It is just like speed, and there are reports of adverse events when people have taken it for the ‘buzz,’ or for weight loss.”

Ephedra can induce hypertension, restlessness, tremors, tachycardia, palpitations, and insomnia. Though it is a stimulant, classical Chinese medicine does not recommend it to treat fatigue; if the fatigue is due to an energy deficiency of some sort, a stimulant like an ephedra will only exacerbate the depletion. In general, this herb is for short-term use only.

• ACONITE (Fu Zi): Also called Wu Tou, Chan Wu or Cao Wu, this is a very important “hot” herb, found in many classical Chinese formulas. It is beneficial whenever someone has symptoms reflecting severe “cold” according to Chinese diagnosis. This includes certain types of arthritic pain.

Unfortunately, this root is also one of the most common causes of toxicity associated with Chinese herbs in the West. Raw aconite is very cardiotoxic and must be boiled for at least one hour before it can be used. Some case reports of toxicity may be due to improper preparation. Aconite also has a very narrow therapeutic window; the toxic dose is just a bit higher than the therapeutic dose.

Aconite can induce cardiac arrhythmias, which are sometimes fatal, as well as lightheadedness, blurred vision, nausea, numbness, and in extreme cases, stupor, dyspnea, and incontinence. “This herb should be available by prescription of a qualified Chinese herbalist only.

• ASTRAGALUS (Huang Qi): Widely promoted as an immune system builder, this herb in Chinese medicine is used to raise “Qi” or life energy, and move it from deep levels in the body out to the surface. While it can enhance athletic performance and increase immunity in some patients, it should not be used simplistically to “prevent colds” or other common ailments.

Astragalus can induce hypertension, agitation and insomnia, headache, tinnitus, dizziness and palpitations. Since it tends to push energy upward and outward, it can exacerbate rather than attenuate various types of pain including headache. Dr. Arnold said that it can also make acne worse.

• LICORICE (Gan Cao): This is by far the most commonly used herb in Chinese medicine; owing to its sweetish nature, it is the proverbial “spoonful of sugar” to help other medicines go down. Licorice is used in small amounts in many classical formulas as a “harmonizer” to help other herbs work together and to attenuate potential adverse effects of some of the stronger herbs in a formula.

Chemically, licorice has a mineralocorticoid effect, not unlike aldosterone. It can reduce urine output, decrease sodium excretion and increase potassium excretion. Theoretically, it can cause hypertension and edema. In practice, this is very rare, because the amount of licorice in Chinese formulations is usually very small. Overall, this is a very safe herb.

 

• PANAX GINSENG (Ren Shen): Without doubt, one of the most widely used Chinese herbs in America, panax ginseng has a popular reputation as an energy booster, immune system enhancer, and a quick fix for fatigue. But without a careful Chinese diagnosis, use of a strong tonic like ginseng is a dice-roll: it will work for some people but an equal number will not benefit.

Some patients may even have adverse effects, including hypertension. Tonic herbs like ginseng can exacerbate headaches, insomnia, and rashes. They can also be relatively difficult to digest, resulting in constipation, loss of appetite, and other gastrointestinal discomforts.

Be aware that “Red Ginseng” is different from Panax ginseng. The latter is naturally whitish; “red” ginseng has been processed with aconite (see above) to intensify the warming nature of ginseng. The aconite confers the red color. A patient taking “red” ginseng will likely be getting a significant dose of aconite as well. This is probably not good for patients with cardiovascular problems.

• RHUBARB ROOT/RHIZOME (Da Huang): This is a common purgative in Chinese medicine, given for diagnoses related to “excess heat” and “blood stagnation,” which can manifest in some cases of constipation. While it is generally safe, it can cause abdominal pain, cramping, and diarrhea. Because it has a laxative effect, there is some potential for abuse in patients who have histories of laxative overuse. Rhubarb is another herb that must be boiled for at least one hour to reduce its potential toxicity.

Many of the minerals and animal products used in Chinese medicine are seldom seen outside Asian communities.

• CINNABAR (Zhu Sha): Cinnabar is commonly used in China as a sedative. But it contains mercuric sulfide, and easily releases elemental mercury if heated. Consequently, it can cause neurologic symptoms of mercury poisoning, and there are case reports in the literature of such occurrences. There is little rationale for use of cinnabar in the US; there are many good alternatives for sedation—herbal or otherwise. But it is important to be aware of it since it is a fairly common ingredient in patent medicines imported from China or other Asian countries.

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People can often become confused when they start trying to change how they look. There are thousands upon thousands of different diet and exercise methodologies spread all over the internet which are all touted to be the ‘best’. Some claim that all carbs are bad for you, yet, others say that it’s fat. Some say that you need to avoid anything artificial, but others say that you can eat whatever as long as it fits your macros. Reading through all of these isn’t only time consuming, but frustrating. Where do you go? What do you do? Which is actually the right option?

 

Well, the answer is that fitness doesn’t need to be as confusing as it comes across as. All you need to do is follow the 80/20 rule. The 80/20 rule simply means that 80% of the time you eat healthy food and exercise well, and then 20% of the time you save for less healthy foods and sitting around watching television. This way you get all the benefits of a healthy diet and regular exercise without any of the withdrawal symptoms from the things you enjoy.

The next step is working out what actually is ‘healthy’. Different websites and magazines will try to paint different pictures of what’s good for you in order to sell you products or keep you interested, but these aren’t always correct. Most of the time, our common sense is enough of a judgment to let us know what we should and shouldn’t be doing. The healthy items will be fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meats, eggs, and whole grains whilst unhealthy items will be things like cakes, chocolate, alcohol, and pastries. It’s not that these things are inherently bad, but they shouldn’t make up the basis of your diet. However, indulging every now and again is neither going to kill us or ruin our progress.

As well as a healthy diet, you also need to keep a consistent exercise routine. Exercise helps us to build muscle, lose fat, improve the mobility of our joints, and keep our cardiovascular system in check. Not to mention, it can also be a great way to improve your mood in both the short and long term. Just like your diet, there are certain exercises which make up the staple of your training. These are called compound movements and involve more than one joint in the body. For example, a barbell curl only uses the muscles around your elbow and therefore, it’s an isolation exercise. On the other hand, a chin-up uses the muscles around the elbow and the shoulders, making it a compound exercise. Compound exercises allow for you to move more weight, burn more calories, and train more muscles than isolation movements which is why they should be the focus of your session. Place these at the start as they’ll also drain your central nervous system more, too. The latter half of your session is where you can place more emphasis on isolation movements to try and bring up any lagging areas.

Now, when it comes to picking the right exercises, the selection can be quite tricky. Not only are there an abundance to choose from, you also only have a limited time to train each day so you need to pick both the most effective and the most efficient. That’s why I’ve done all of the research for you so that you don’t have to waste time trying to pick from such an extensive range. I’ve narrowed it down to just the top 55 for your entire body which is enough to pick a focus movement and to keep up the variance when things get boring. A common reason that people end up quitting their program is because they grow tired of doing the same thing again and again, but if you know that you have other exercises to choose from that do the same job, then you can shake up your program and continue getting results.

The best way to try and change your body is to combine both exercise and diet together. If you do one without the other, then you’re not going to get the most optimal results – especially when solely exercising, no matter how good your routine is. As well as this, you also need to remain patient, dedicated, and consistent. Results don’t happen overnight, but as long as you stick with it, then you’ll eventually get to where you want to be. However, if you give up too early, then you’ll find yourself back to where you started; frustrated, angry, and annoyed. Below you’ll find all of the exercises you need to create the perfect training program, but it’s over to you from here.   

We find so many ways to drink Ecoteatox. You can drink it hot or cold.

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I love to add fruits to the daytime tea. I love to add Raspberries, watermelon, lemon and blueberries which bring lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

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Cinnamon adds a great taste too! so yummy! Serve it cold!

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Directions. In a large glass measuring cup, place the tea and add the baking soda. Pour the boiling water over the tea. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Take out the tea. Pour the tea mixture into a 2-quart pitcher; add the fruits of your choice and honey. Stir until the honey is dissolved. You can do this with the DAYTIME tea or the NIGHTTIME tea.

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I also love daily detox lemon, ginger & turmeric tea

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Ingredients
  • 6 c water
  • 1 chunk fresh ginger {approximately 5-6″ in length}
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 6 fresh lemons

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Instructions
  1. peel the ginger and dice into thin slices.
  2. in a large pot or saucepan over high heat on the stove combine the peeled and sliced ginger and water. bring to a boil. then turn to low heat and let simmer for approximately 10 minutes.
  3. after 10 minutes, add the cinnamon sticks, turmeric and cayenne and simmer on low heat for another 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  4. then remove from heat, let cool and strain.
  5. this makes about 6 cups of a concentrated version of the detox tea which you can store in a glass container in the fridge. you can drink this concentrate warm or cold and add ½ fresh lemon juice right before you enjoy.
  6. I personally, like to add ¼ c of this mixture to ½ fresh lemon juice and 6 oz hot water.

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What You Can Eat and What You Can’t

Go Paleo, and you’ll eat a lot of fresh lean meats and fish, fruits, and vegetables, and healthier fats.

You can also eat:

  • Eggs
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Healthier oils, including olive oil and coconut oil

You can’t eat any processed foods on this diet. And since our ancestors were hunter-gatherers, not farmers, say goodbye to wheat and dairy, along with other grains and legumes (such as peanuts and beans). Other foods to avoid:

  • Dairy
  • Refined sugar
  • Potatoes
  • Salt
  • Refined vegetable oils, such as canola

Vegetarian or veganThis diet emphasizes meat and fish, and Cordain says it’s impossible to follow a Paleo Diet without eating meat, seafood, or eggs. Excellent vegetarian sources of protein, such as beans and other legumes, are not allowed.

Low-salt diet: The diet doesn’t allow salt, so it may help you cut down on sodium. If you do eat any foods that come from a can or a box, you would still need to check the sodium on food labels.

The Paleo Diet also almost completely eradicates sugar. Unless you’re getting your sugar from a fruit, forget it.  Sugar causes an energy spike and crash in your system, turns to fat unless it’s used immediately, and wreaks all kind of havoc on our bodies.

So, no grains, no sugar, no processed foods. Many studies have shown that an incredible number of diseases and lifestyle issues can be reversed with these three simple changes. Take a look at this time magazine article on cancer patients who switched to a zero-sugar diet and saw positive results.

So, if we’re not eating 300+ grams of carbs every day, where are we supposed to get our energy from?

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Our bodies are designed to operate on a lower amount of carbohydrates than what we’re used to eating, so less carbs isn’t an issue.  When there is an absence of carbs (which is how we’re USED to operating), our body will take stored fat and burn THAT for energy in a process called ketogenesis.

What I’m trying to tell you is that our bodies are pretty effin’ efficient.

So, less carbs = less glucose in your system, which means your body will have to start burning fat as your fuel source.

NOT ALL CARB ARE BAD! 

Carbs still serve a purpose in our diets, but they’re not essential (check out the Inuit Paradox for a great read on societies that exist without almost any carbohydrates).  I prefer to get my carbs from vegetables, sweet potatoes, and fruit.  Why is that?  These foods are naturally occurring in the wild and don’t need to be processed in any way (unlike grains) in order to be consumed.

The other great thing about vegetables is that you can eat as many of them as you like and you’ll never get fat.  They’re incredibly nutrient dense and calorie light – six servings of broccoli (and who would eat 6 servings at once?) has 180 calories and only 36 grams of carbs.  A single serving of pasta (and NOBODY eats just one serving of pasta) has 200 calories and 42 grams of carbs.

If we cut out the grains, almost all processed foods, and dairy, you’re left with only things that occur naturally:

  • Meat – GRASS-FED, not grain-fed. Grain causes the same problem in animals as they do in humans.
  • Fowl – Chicken, duck, hen, turkey…things with wings that (try to) fly.
  • Fish – Wild fish, as mercury and other toxins can be an issue in farmed fish
  • Eggs – Look for Omega-3 enriched eggs.
  • Vegetables – As long as they’re not deep-fried, eat as many as you want.
  • Oils – Olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil – think natural.
  • Fruits – Have natural sugar, and can be higher in calories, so limit if you’re trying to lose weight.
  • Nuts – High in calories, so they’re good for a snack, but don’t eat bags and bags of them.
  • Tubers – Sweet potatoes and yams.  Higher in calories and carbs, so these are good for right after a workout to replenish your glycogen levels.

Steak with asparagus and sweet potato fries, grilled chicken salad, massive omelets that will fill you up for the whole morning, apples dipped in almond butter (my favorite snack ever), and so on. Pick any of the things from that list, and eat as much as you want of them (with the noted exceptions). You’ll feel better and be healthier.