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June 26, 2007

Getting To Sleep Faster - 6 Tips Getting To Sleep Faster - 6 Tips by Judy Braley

Many people have problems falling asleep at night, often because their minds keep running at full-speed even though they feel physically tired. I used to have problems falling asleep at night, but now I'm out within minutes - maybe even seconds - of the light going out. Here are six techniques that have helped me get to that point:

1) Keep a regular sleep schedule. This gets your mind and body into a routine. My light goes out somewhere between 9:45 and 10:15 pm almost every night. I know that may seem ridiculously early to some of you, but up here in northern New England people seem to go to bed and wake up earlier than other places I've lived.

2) Stay away from reading fiction before bed. I love a good novel, but fiction stimulates your imagination and does not help you relax your mind and get to sleep. Before I adopted this practice, I can't tell you how many times I'd stay awake late to finish a chapter or even a whole book. And then my mind would still be thinking about the book after I turned off the light. Now, I pick nonfiction instead. Yes, nonfiction can be interesting, but it rarely gets my mental energy going like a good thriller. Mental energy is not what you want when trying to fall asleep.

3) Take a few minutes to quiet your mind. This will help stop that ceaseless thinking. Ways to quiet your mind are: slow and deepen your breathing; think of a few things that went well with the day and be grateful for them; release the emotions attached to anything that didn't go well; stop consciously thinking about things. That last one means to stop trying to think about any issues you have, and stop consciously putting your attention on them. If something is still on your mind, write it down on a notepad next to the bed and resolve to deal with it tomorrow. This is really an important step because if you haven't released something that's bothering you before you try to go to sleep, you'll be replaying it over and over unless you have extremely good control of your thoughts.

4) Keep away from any form of caffeine after 1:00 pm in the afternoon. No coffee, decaf, tea or soda with caffeine. If you are susceptible to the effects of caffeine, it will make it harder for you to quiet your mind when you want to sleep. If I have a Coke at three in the afternoon, I'll feel tired but unable to sleep until midnight. (Another note: I can also always tell if there was MSG in my Chinese dinner because my heart will be thumping and I'll be wide awake staring at the ceiling at 1 am.)

5) Focus on your body and relax one area at a time starting at your feet. This both helps your body physically relax and helps you keep your attention on something other than your to-do list, what's going on at work, how mad you are at someone, etc...

6) Visualize walking down an endless stairwell. Keep your attention on your feet as you visualize your walking. This is similar to number 5 above. Giving your attention to something mindless and repetitive helps your brain shut down.

Those are my tips for how to fall asleep quickly at night. They work for me, and if you have a sleep problem, I hope that maybe they can work for you too.

Judy Braley is an author, an attorney, and a parent. Her personal development blog with free articles and information on inspiration for your life can be found at http://www.GrowFromWithin.com. Copyright © 2007 Wherett Inc.

Go Natural

10 Good Reasons to go "all natural" with Skin Care by Ananda

1. Truly natural products contain no synthetic ingredients such as artificial colours or fragrances. Artificial fragrances are amongst the most irritating ingredient in skin care with the ability to cause or significantly contribute to irritating skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, rashes and hives. You will notice the difference in your skin when you avoid such ingredients.

2. Natural products contain no potentially harmful ingredients such as petrochemicals, mineral oils, sodium lauryl sulphate, parabens and propolene glycol. According to Skin Deep, an Environmental Working Group in the US, many of the synthetic ingredients used (in the US and Australia) in everyday skin care are potentially toxic to humans.

3. Natural skin care is formulated to support the healthy functioning of our skin from within and without. Humans absorb up to 60% of any substance applied to our skin. It has been calculated that the average women can absorb up to 2kg of different chemicals through their skin each year. By using natural products you ensure that what you are absorbing is benefiting your skin and body, promoting radiance and health.

4. Our bodies have to break down, detoxify and excrete any substance we put on them. Synthetic ingredients put an extra burden of toxicity on the body and is of particular concern for young babies and children whose organs of elimination are not fully developed. Reduce your toxic burden by using whole, unrefined natural products.

5. Natural skin & body care products contain nutrients, including naturally occurring antioxidants, amino acids, botanical extracts, pure essential oils and essential fatty acids in their holistic form which is more compatible with our skin and bodies. This includes nutrients such as grape seed (rich in phytochemicals that support the skin), rose hip oil (rich in vitamin C), Carrot oil (rich in vitamin A), pumpkin seed oil (rich in zinc), olive oil (rich in squalene) to name but a few. These ingredients promote healthy skin by nourishing from the outside in.

6. Natural cosmetics are more active. Excluding water, often contain up to 95% active ingredients rather than 5% active ingredients in a 95% inert (non-active) base as in many of everyday personal care products and cosmetics. You will notice a difference when you use natural products.
7. Wholly natural products are not tested on animals.

8. Many of the suppliers of natural skin care are local and cottage industries. Buying these products supports sustainable manufacturing processes, the ability to maintain quality control by hand making small quantities in order to provide fresh product, small business enterprise and local communities.

9. Natural products are environmentally friendly. Recent studies have shown that the chemicals and toxins found in most skin care products have a harmful effect on the environment as well as they take longer to break down than whole, unrefined ingredients.

10. Value for money. Natural products are often less expensive than synthetic products as they don’t have to compete in the hyped brand focused market. You are also paying for active rather than inert ingredients. When considering the benefits available form natural skin care the value of natural products outweighs anything else on the market.

For more information about natural and organic skin care products contact Ananda at http://www.vitalenatural.com.au or at info@vitalenatural.com.au

Ananda Mahony ND is a naturopath and nutrition lecturer. Ananda has been involved in the natural skin care industry for many years. She has a clinic and natural skin care shop in Brisbane called Vitale Natural. Ananda specialises in the holistic treatment of skin conditions such as acne. This article outlines the benefits of natural skin care over their synthetic counterparts.

June 24, 2007

Beautiful Eyes

Your Eyes Beauty Depends On Tea

by k_buchanan32
For women who suffer every morning from puffy eyes or have to cover the bags under their eyes, apart from purchasing expensive cosmetic creams to reduce the symptoms perhaps it is wise to try out one of the oldest natural remedies: a couple of tea bags. If you consider it, it is at least worth the try, as your eyes are, apart from the windows or your soul, also the focal point of your face. Thus, you should take good care of them and devote the necessary time to reveal their own special beauty. Having tired, baggy eyes can add years to your age, while sparkling ones can brighten your face and give you a more youthful appearance. Remember that it is vital to care for the delicate area around them and tea or tea bags can help you reveal the best set of eyes.

Just like when you are feeling tired you reach your kitchen's cabinet to grab some of your favorite tea brand and relax, the same should your reaction be in case you wake up in the morning and witness the symptom of puffy eyes in your bathroom's mirror. Chances are that if your body is tired your eyes will show it. Swollen, red or puffy eyes are indicators of fatigue and it is important to be aware of the fact that the black tea bags you place into your favorite mug can also offer your eyes immediate relief.

The restorative effect of black tea is so apparent that it will surprise you how quickly this simple process can reduce your problem and its occurrence. From the night before, you should boil water and put two tea bags in it like you would if you were going to make tea. After brewing for 5 minutes, take the tea bags out and ring out the liquid. Next, place both tea bags into your kitchen's freezer. You need to have them cool, but not frozen. Keep them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes and then take them out, lay down, relax and put the tea bags over the puffy ears over your eyes. Leave them there for approximately another 10-15 minutes, turning them over half way through. Afterwards, remove the tea bags and dispose of them. Then rinse your face with cool water to remove any tea stains. Make sure you rinse off any residue carefully with a cold damp tissue or face cloth.

In addition, warm tea bags might be more relaxing on a cold winter day, and it has been found to reduce under eye puffiness just as well as the cold tea bags. If you do drink tea often you can begin saving the two wet tea bags from your tea pot while they are still warm -careful, not hot! Then you should again select a comfortable spot in your home, be it the bed, the couch or the floor. Place a towel where your head will be resting to prevent leaking and staining. Lie down, place one black tea bag over each eye after closing your eyes first and relax for just five minutes. Deep breathing will increase your oxygen intake while you rest and promote increased energy levels.

You'll be amazed at how much wider open your eyes will feel and how quickly soreness will be reduced. This simple, old-fashioned home remedy is a true gift. There is always the option of buying special eyes tea bags from your local pharmacy or beauty store, but any black tea bag works just as well and is certainly more economical.

About the Author

Kadence Buchanan writes articles on many topics including
Women's Health, Relationship, and
Nursing

Karmic Law

Understanding the Law of Karma In Different Contexts

by abs9360
What goes around must come around. This is the basic understanding of the “Law of Karma” in the Western world in which it has already become an integral part of the prevailing culture and philosophy. In fact, you can trace similarities between karmic principles and those from modern cultures and religions. It can be related to the concept of doing good deeds in Christianity if interpreted as “if you do good things, then it will come back to you” or conversely, “if you do bad things, then bad things will happen to you.” The stark difference, however, comes with the Christian belief that everything can be overcome by love and forgiveness.

Meanwhile, modern spirituality, which revolves around the principle that virtue is rewarded and that sin leads to suffering, draws heavily from the “Law of Karma.” For a lot of people, it is a more sensible take on spirituality compared to that of eternal damnation for sinners.

Karma literally translates to “deed” or “act.” It is the law of moral causation that specifically includes the whole cause and effect cycle. According to it, nothing happens to a person that he does not deserve. Karma sums up everything that a person has previously done, is currently doing, and will be doing in the future. It is a universal principle, which means that no one can change its course except God or the Higher Universal Force.

Karma implies that a person is inherently accountable for everything that is happening to him. This implies that whether he experiences happiness or misery all depends on his actions. Karma encompasses all actions, and not just those perceived by the public. Even thinking badly about another person has its consequences.

The Law is central to Asian religions that were mostly created in India such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, although there are stark differences between how it is explained.

In Hinduism, the “Law of Karma” involves the concept of a God and is used primarily to provide enlightenment on what is evil. It is broadly explained as the action-reaction relationship that universally governs our current and previous lives. The concept lies on our passionate or conscious action, and the corresponding dispassionate or unconscious reaction.

The Law was first explained and illustrated in the Hindu epic Mahabharata through a dialogue between the protagonist, Arjuna, and his charioteer, Krishna. The dialogue touched on various themes of morality and philosophy; and together with the Vendanta and Tantra, it has served as the cornerstone for the original Hindu concept of karma.

In Buddhism, the “Law of Karma” is used more in an ethical sense rather than an explanation for natural phenomenon. While differing in specific details with the way the Hindus see it, karma for believers of Buddhism focuses on the belief that actions of beings will affect their own future. In short, everything has its consequence. Those consequences may come within one lifetime or in one’s succeeding lives.

Note that in Buddhism, karma is focused more on the effect and not on the cause. The consequences of one’s actions are based on certain conditions. Karma entails the notion of Buddhist rebirth but is not its sole basis.

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Turning Japanese Garden

Try Something Different With A Japanese Garden

by imarket247
Japanese Gardens are an interesting amalgamation of nature, spirituality and art. These gardens are meant to suggest harmony and create tranquility in your surroundings. Aiming to capture nature in the most innate way, these gardens are unique because they have been influenced by various chapters of Japanese history and also Shinto, Buddhist and Taoist philosophies.

History

Originally, Japanese Gardens represented a utopian land for the Japanese. Philosophies influencing creation of Japanese Gardens bring a sense of spirituality to the gardens. In the past, Japanese gardens were cut off from the masses, since the ruling elite and the religious classes used it as a place of peace and meditation. A Japanese emperor specifically built a garden in Kyoto so that he could spend his years in peace there. The Garden of the Silver Pavilion was another famous landmark used by a renowned soldier as a shelter from violence. The Buddhist influence makes the garden a paradise for peace and quietude, giving people the privilege to ponder and reflect upon their lives, or meditate.

The Essential Elements

The presence of a few elements is mandatory for a Japanese garden, and water is the most important amongst them. Water, in Japanese culture, symbolizes purity. Since Japan is made up of a group of islands, the Japanese had to cross water most of the time to go from one place to another. This has led to the presence of water in most Japanese gardens. In the absence of real water, you can use a symbolic representation, which is usually gray gravel or sand. The sand in the garden is often raked in patterns to represent the waves of the ocean.

The other essential elements in a Japanese garden are stones, garden plants, waterfalls, trees, and bridges. In their natural state, stones have an ancient, spiritual quality and also impart strength and endurance to a garden. They may also sometimes symbolize mountains and islands. Garden plants are generally chosen to fit a human scale, often evoking familiar landscapes. Some gardens owners also construct water features like waterfalls, streams, or ponds. Other features that are generally considered include fences, walls and gates, paths, steps, and bridges, water basins, lanterns, the deer chaser and koi fish. There are five different styles of Japanese gardens, namely, Strolling Gardens, Natural Gardens, Sand and Stone Gardens, Tea Gardens and Flat Gardens.

An Artist Expression

There is a common misconception that Japanese gardens always follow certain ground rules with respect to content and arrangement. Since the Japanese are highly individualistic, the look of the Japanese garden mostly depends on the person who plants and tends the garden. Though some rules are followed, the rest depends on how the gardener wants to express his or her creativity through the garden.

How They Are Different

Japanese gardens are different from Western gardens in terms of their religious and philosophical elements. Japanese gardens are an expression of art, and a symbolic representation of the gardeners view of the universe. On the other hand, westerners do not see gardens as expressions of religious or philosophical beliefs since most Western gardens are essentially smaller versions of a farm. Traditional Japanese gardens emphasize natural, abstract beauty and minimize signage on plants.

There are nearly 60 public Japanese gardens in the United States. So if you want your garden to look different from the regular ones, be innovative, have an interesting ambience around your house and inculcate spiritual solace in your life - opt for Japanese Gardens.

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June 23, 2007

Book Review - Hardcore Zen

Hardcore Zen, by Brad Warner
Good down-to-Earth sensible Zen words

I love this guy. He's probably, strictly speaking, Brad Odo Warner Roshi (or at least Sensei), but he says he doesn't like fake names, and most people just call him Brad. He's an ordained Zen master who works on the Ultraman TV show, and has a website called "Sit Down and Shut Up". He says things like

You prefer The Pogues to The Back Street Boys, but the universe does not. It should, of course, but it includes and embraces both of them equally. Yet you and the universe are one and the same.

In discussing zazen, he says that if your legs fall asleep

you can do one of two things: not worry about it and just take your time standing up after zazen, so you don't fall over, or you can shift your legs a little. Personally, I shift my legs and get back to zazen.

And while we're quoting

Any good Zen Buddhist teacher will tell you right up front that the whole Zen Buddhist shebang, from robes to enlightenment to Dharma Transmission, is really a sham, ultimately not important in the least. And that's what makes Zen Buddhism different from every other religion. As Johnny Rotten said in MOJO magazine, "It isn't a rip-off if you tell everybody it's a rip-off."

Which is way more straightforward than anything I've read on the subject from the Mountains and Rivers Order, say. I like it.

I also like it because I get to pick a few nits. *8) As the "different from every other religion" up there suggests, he does now and then start reading his own preferences and concepts into the dharma (as don't we all). He spends more or less a whole chapter railing against anyone who thinks drugs have anything to do with enlightenment, and in particular against one specific book ("Zig Zag Zen": never heard of it) that he calls a "lump of turd". All of which is fine, of course, but if he'd backed off a bit at the end and acknowledged that that book is part of reality also, and that doing drugs is just doing drugs and is as much part of the dharma as anything else, I would have smiled less smugly.

(In this he reminds me of a dharma talk by John (Daido) Loori (Roshi) that I listened to once, in which in the midst of talking about the suchness of the all he suddenly launched into this diatribe against little girls wearing makeup and short skirts that I thought was hilarious. See Warner above on The Pogues vs. The Back Street Boys.)

Anyway, this is a great book (some chapter titles: "In my next life I want to come back as a pair of Lucy Liu's panties", "That's Zen Master Know-it-all to you, buddy", and "No sex with cantaloupes"). It's a wise and chatty (and profane) mixture of Zen ideas, practical advice, life story, punk rock, monster movies, and the ultimate ground of being. While much of the institutional and ceremonial stuff in Zen and Buddhism are probably necessary to keep the memes alive, this guy in his spare and irreverant take on the whole thing is, I think, more or less the point of it all.

Looking through the book while writing this I keep finding more passages I want to quote, but really you ought to just read the whole thing. Great as the snippets are, they add up to a whole that's even better.

Republished under creative commons.

Source: www.davidchess.com/words/revs/hardcorezen.html

Caffeine Calculator

Calculate your caffeine intake

Ever wonder how much caffeine you're taking in each day? Energy Fiend provides a handy calculator to figure that out, complete with a checklist of lots of drinks and their caffeine content. My own consumption varies a lot depending on whether or not I'm working as a barista, but an average estimate puts me at 326 mg. That's two 8 oz. coffees, an espresso, and a Coke per day, putting me somewhat on the high end. On days when I'm getting up for work at 5:15 and taste testing the spro and coffee all day, I'm sure the number is higher.

The site also has a calculator to tell you how much chocolate or other candy you'd have to eat to risk death, given your body weight. 2900.63 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups would do the trick for me. Fortunately I can only eat 2900 before I get too full to consume that extra .63 of a cup, so I think I'm safe.

Caffeine's not as unhealthy as people tend to assume it is. In fact, it appears to have a whole lot of benefits. A certain libertarian coffee lover summarized them here.

Article by Jacob Grier at Smelling the Coffee

Republished under creative commons.

Healthy Hair Advice

Some tips for a healthy hair from the tradition of Ayurveda!

1. Like everything else about true, lasting beauty, healthy hair begins within your body. Start with your diet. Include lots of green leafy vegetables and sweet juicy fruits. Dairy products such as milk and fresh yogurt will also help. Fresh coconut is also considered excellent "hair food" - sprinkle grated coconut over salads, diced fresh fruit, or rice.

2. Cut down on refined, processed and canned foods. Ayurveda considers foods with artificial preservatives and chemical additives stripped of their inherent "intelligence" and therefore not helpful in supplying nutrition to your body and mind. Ice-cold beverages also hamper the process of digestion and assimilation of nutrients.

3. Cooking with certain spices adds flavor to your food and provides nourishment for your hair. Cumin, turmeric and black pepper are some "hair-friendly" spices. Add a healthy pinch of each to single-portion soups and stews as they are cooking. Sauté 1/8 –1/4 teaspoon each of the three spices in a teaspoon of ghee (clarified butter) or olive oil and add to cooked veggies. Roasted ground cumin and ground black pepper can be sprinkled over fresh yogurt.

4. Stress can be seriously injurious to long-term health and color of hair. Try and manage your time and tasks to minimize time-related pressures. Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation. Seek out tranquil sights in nature to help restore balance to your mind. Relaxing or uplifting music can be therapeutic. Get adequate, good quality sleep to help the natural process of rejuvenation.

5. Ayurvedic herbs that help hair health include Eclipta alba and Gotu Kola. Eclipta alba is called "Bhringaraj" - literally, king of tresses. It nourishes the hair and helps resistance to stress as well. Brahmi, sometimes called Gotu Kola, also helps balance the mind and nourishes the hair and scalp. Since Ayurveda considers the health, color and luster of hair so dependent on overall mind/body health, synergistic Ayurvedic herbal preparations for hair can also include herbs such as Country Mallow, which is supposed to strengthen the physiology, and Winter Cherry, which aids resistance to stress.

6. Stay away from harsh chemical topical products that can damage hair over time. Look for gentle, natural cleansers and conditioners, especially if you wash your hair more than three times a week. Shampoos and conditioners that contain nourishing botanicals are even better. Read labels carefully - sometimes, products that say "herbal" or "natural" can include no-no chemicals.

7. A warm oil scalp massage two or three times a week will help stimulate and moisturize the scalp. You can use good quality coconut, almond or olive oil Ayurvedic hair oils also contain some of the herbs mentioned earlier. Apply some mildly warmed oil to your hair and gently massage into your scalp evenly with your fingertips. Leave on overnight if you can, if not, leave on for at least an hour or two, then get it out by shampooing your hair. The scalp massage helps you relax and aids sound sleep as well.

8. Never attack wet hair with a brush, no matter how rushed for time you are. Tangles in wet hair are best removed with a wide-toothed comb. Use a wooden comb if you can find one; it won't generate static electricity. Excessive blow-drying can damage hair in the long-term, making it brittle and causing split ends. If you can, let your hair dry naturally, then brush into place.

9. Last, but not least, brushing your hair regularly to stimulate the scalp will keep it looking healthy and lustrous. Brush each night in all directions in turn - left to right, right to left, front to back and back to front Use smooth long strokes from scalp to hair-tips.

Your hair can indeed be your crowning glory if you treat it right!

Note - Information in this article is solely for the purpose of imparting education on Ayurveda and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or mitigate any disease. If you have a medical condition, please consult a health professional.

Article written by TK at masalajokes.blogspot.com

Article republished under Creative Commons.

June 05, 2007

Briefs And Thongs – We All Need Them!


by Amanda Cotterill
We all wear them in some form or fashion. Some of us prefer sexy thongs, others prefer bikinis, and still others want full coverage briefs. But the truth remains that almost all women wear underwear. For most of us, our underwear reveals something about us and our preferences.

If you are looking to step out of your lingerie comfort zone, your panties are a great place to start. A new pair of panties is fun and inexpensive way to add some spice to your day. No matter what normally occupies the panty drawer in your bedroom, there is a new option available for you. Today’s lingerie is made from very soft and comfortable fabric and you don’t have to be concerned about itchy lace or stiff elastic.

If you are normally a bikini wearer, try a string bikini. String bikinis are a more comfortable option for today’s fashionable skinny jeans. With less fabric on the side you will much less likely to have unsightly panty lines. Obviously, alone string bikinis are a more sexy and revealing panty than bikinis. The advantage is you still have all the coverage you look for in a regular bikini.

Many women prefer thongs to deal with panty lines in their clothing. As fashions become more tailored and slim fitting, panty lines become much more obvious. The always sexy thong is the perfect solution. Again, this is where the fabrics of today are a great gift to women of today. Womens thongs are no longer uncomfortable and restricting but very comfortable.

When shopping for thongs, determine the style that you prefer. Some are constructed with a small triangle of fabric that sits below the small of your back. Others known as g-strings don’t have that little bit of fabric, the elastic simply rides around your hip or just below and between your buttocks. Both styles give the clean no panty line in form fitting styles. For wearing with the ultra low rise style of jeans, some thongs have small charms or jewels attached to the back fabric panel to peek a boo above the jean line. This is fun little accent for weekend or evening wear.

But maybe you have always worn briefs. There is no shame in this. The beauty of underwear is that there are sexy options in every panty style. Sexy panties are available everywhere from your local discount store to high end lingerie boutiques. A very comfortable and sexy panty choices is the seamless, cotton lycra stretch blends. If you want to minimize the appearance of panty lines and still have more coverage, these are the panties for you. They are available in every imaginable color and with or without details like soft lace. Neutral skin tones are perfect to pair with light colored clothing. But with jeans, get a few sexy panties in colors that are vivid and fun. No one has to know if you don’t want them to.

When purchasing swimsuits, keep in mind the various panty styles. Your cut of the bottom of the swimsuit will depend upon whether if it is one or two pieces. Two piece swimsuits can have bottoms from full coverage brief styles to thongs and g-strings. Determine how you are going to use your suit before choosing your bottom style. For beach wear, all styles work well. However, for swimming as exercise or diving, you will likely want a little more coverage.

Briefly in review (pun intended), you can have a lot of fun with your underwear. It is a great way to add a sense of adventure to your lingerie drawer and easy on your pocketbook.

About the Author

Amanda Cotterill has been involved in the sexy lingerie market for many years. This article outlines the benefits of women wearing sexy thongs as if that needed much explaining!

Wheatgrass Is Fast Becoming The Most Widely Used Supplement


by l1011gr
One of the most poplar herbs to come to light over recent years is wheatgrass, wheatgrass is now thought be the most widely used herbal supplement for many reasons. Peerless of the reasons is that is contains chlorophyll, this is mother natures most amazing health prompting nutrient.

Wheatgrass contains no less than 20 amino acids, several hundreds of different enzymes that cannot be found in any other food and over 90 other vitamins, minerals and nutrients. When taking all this into account it is not hard to see why it is fast becoming popular. People from all walks of life have befitted from taking wheatgrass, athletes, those on diets, those who live unavailable lifestyles and anyone who wants to keep their immune system healthy.

Wheatgrass has been described as the closest thing to the fountain of youth that man has ever found. Which says a lot for it, in the UK people are so absorbed with the product that even royalty have curious to endorsing the remedy, the 'Prince of Wales trust' is aiming to educate people on the many health benefits of taking this supplement.

Wheatgrass is available in many forms, including pills, powder, pasta or you can even buy your own 'grow you own kit'. Benefits of wheatgrass Long success has been reported in reversing chronic degenerative diseases with wheatgrass, it is thought that there are two reasons behind why this happens. First wheatgrass provides an optimal nutritional environment during the healing process and secondly the detoxification process is expounded which increases the elimination of waste that has accumulated in the body.

Other ways which wheatgrass can be beneficial include reducing the amount of transcendent cholesterol and lowering high blood pressure. It is further thought to be effective in fighting off certain types of cancer and reducing the risk of these cancers. If you are feeling run down and have a lack of alacrity then drinking a glass of wheatgrass juice can bring back lost energy and get you back on your feet again after illness.

It is also used to increase the body's natural ability to heal and in recent studies has proved to be effective. For those who have trouble with indigestion and heartburn then you could free lunch from taking wheatgrass on a daily basis, wheatgrass is thought to help with the digestive system and stage and calm and soothe irritated linings.

When it comes to keeping your oral hygiene in top form again wheatgrass is thought to be wicked, it is thought to help fight tooth decay and also help with bad breath. Those who have skin problems can also benefit from including wheatgrass in their daily diet as it promotes healthy skin.

All in all it is not hard to see why wheatgrass is fast becoming a popular supplement to many daily diets. Although some studies have been false and wheatgrass has made improvements in areas, for some of the ailments listed above authenticate has been inclusive. However on saying this millions of people throughout the world are trying this remedy and it is fast becoming the number one herbal supplement, which must say something for it.

About the Author

Garland Choate (GR) is a retired Airline Captain who now publishes articles from the USVI. Find many great articles on herbal remedies at http://www.chocolate.WAHWarriors.com

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