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4 yoga positions for better digestion

The digestive system is also important as the cardiovascular and nervous system, because the proper digestion of food and normal internal balance in terms of intestinal microflora and digestive enzymes is one of the links in the preservation of health and normal functioning of all organic system.

The problems that most people feel as constipation, pain in stomach after eating, diarrhea, spasms in the gut, heartburn or bloating can be characterized by one name - digestive disorders. They are not rare in humans, and sometimes they can be a sign of more serious diseases in digestive tract

Therefore, we need to nurture our digestive system, as mentioned difficulties would not create accompanying mental ailments as nervousness, depression caused by feelings of discomfort and pain.

Is there any alternative method to solve the problem with digestion disorders?

Yoga as traditional skill has found the application in the treatment of poor digestion. It is enough to apply one of four daily yoga asanas for solving the problem of poor digestion and in the coming period you will feel the change in the absence of flatulence, pain, cramps and unpleasant feelings in the stomach.

1. Marjariasana - position of cat


If you have problems with pain in the lower abdomen or sacral spine, try this asana which works on the principle of internal massages on the digestive organs. The position of the cat has a beneficial effect on blood circulation in the lower abdomen, which is important for elimination of menstrual cramps, pain due to inflammation of the bladder, but also calms the mind and relieves anxiety.

How to perform the position of cat?


2. Ardha Pawanmuktasana, position to release the flatulence


If you feel a swollen abdomen or you have problem with chronic constipation, you should try this asana. It effectively relieves intestinal gasses, encourage circulation to the lower abdomen, which why ardha pawanmuktasana is applied in therapy treatment to balances menstrual disorders, infertility and impotence.


3. Jathara Parivartanasana, torsion of the spine in the supine position


This asana massages and stimulates the abdominal organs and successfully calms the entire nervous system. It stimulates the stomach, liver, pancreas and spleen, and improves the digestive system. It relaxes the stiffness and increases flexibility in the hips, shoulders, chest, lower back and spine. In addition, it improves blood circulation and helps prevent headaches, migraines, and insomnia. It is a good exercise for those who sit a lot because it stretches, flattens and relaxes the entire spine and lower back muscles.


4. Ardha Matsyendrasana, torsion of the spine in the sitting position


Due to the movement known as  torsion of the pelvis, it increases blood circulation in the lower abdomen, gently massaging the intestines, liver and pancreas, which affects the better digestion and secretion of intestinal juices and enzymes necessary for normal and regulated digestion. In addition to functioning of the digestive system, this asana relax and kidneys, lungs, and whole nervous system.


How to take advantage of the healing properties of Houseleek?

How houseleek looks like and where it grows?


Houseleek (Sempervivum tectorum) is a perennial herbaceous plant, which belongs to the group of succulents, which also includes her cousin, Aloe Vera

Houseleek is recognized for it’s strong, hard and fleshy leaves and the colors in which it appears are different - usually green, red, purple and dark yellow.

Houseleek is recognized for it’s strong, hard and fleshy leaves and the colors in which it appears are different - usually green, red, purple and dark yellow.

Its leaves are juicy and full of water, which enables houseleek to withstand the very high external temperature, or to survive in adverse conditions with low temperatures. It may be grows on the rocky ground, but houseleek can be easily grown at home, potted with humus.

Where it came from and what is the historical value of the houseleek?


It is believed that the origin of houseleek is Mexico, and that its creation and use in the treatment date back from the time of the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.

The Latin name of houseleek is Sempervivum, which means ‘’still alive’’. In the old folk beliefs, houseleek was the protector of the house, which why it was always kept on the roofs; beliefs say that houseleek had an ability to protect house from lightning and storms.

Also, houseleek was considered as a plant that brings prosperity and the happiness into the house, therefore they grew houseleek in order to obtain better crops.

In addition to prominent magical character, houseleek was also used in the natural treatment. Her healing juice from the succulent leaves is used to treat ear infections, purulent inflammation of the throat and teeth, to relieve diarrhea, and for the treatment of burns and wounds on the skin. For centuries, the juice from fresh leaves of houseleek was used to remove warts and corns.

What is the secret of healing properties of houseleek?


Drug substances that were extracted from the fleshy leaves and which are the main carriers of medicinal properties of houseleek are: malic and fumaric acid, tannins, gums, resins, mucilage, wax and mineral substances.

What are the Health Benefits of Houseleek?


Houseleek is distinctly medicinal herb and it often compares with Aloe Vera after healing properties, because the application in the treatment of them is the similar.

Medicinal properties of houseleek lie in the existence of anti-inflammatory, astringent and diuretic properties.

Most often houseleek is used in the form of juice squeezed from fresh leaves, then in the form of a tincture, ointment, gel or tea.


1. Tea of the Houseleek 


Tea of the Houseleek is excellent for women who have heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual cramps, diarrhea and ulcers in stomach and intestine.

For the preparation of tea from the houseleek you will need:

- 1 tablespoon of fresh or 2 teaspoons dried leaves of houseleek

- A cup of water

In the cooking pot for tea, put water and leaves of houseleek to cook for 15 minutes. Then strain the tea and leave to cool. Tea is drunk in the morning before eating, then every hour after; take 1 teaspoon of tea, until you drink all the tea.

2. Houseleek and Honey


Probably there is no better cure for the treatment of ovarian cysts and fibroids than the combination of honey and houseleek.

Just take equal parts of houseleek (fresh leaves, finely chopped) and honey - 1: 1, and mixed them to be reunited. Fill the jar with this mixture and take one tablespoon in the morning on an empty stomach and 1-2 tablespoons during the day.

Except for the treatment of cysts and fibroids, this fresh mixture of honey and leaves of houseleek can cure problems with the thyroid gland, heart disease and lowers high temperature.

3. Juice 


Fresh squeezed juice from the leaves of houseleek possesses antibacterial properties, and is effective in combating the bacteria that produce pus processes in the body. This juice you can drink in small sips or you can gurgle it for the treatment of angina.

Fresh juice from the leaves of houseleek  can be apply externally to burns, wounds, stings from insects, because it  provides  quick relief and removes pain and redness.

When there is inflammation of the ears, or the presence of large amounts of cerumen in the ear, you can use 2-3 drops of fresh juice from the houseleek and instill in painful ear. This natural remedy is very effective, and antibiotic will not be required at all.

Council plus:

Houseleek is a plant that is completely safe for widespread use, except pregnant women and nursing mothers.
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The symbolism of mirrors in feng shui

In feng shui, mirrors occupy an important place, because they are unlikely vehicle of positive, chi, energy. For mirrors, depending on the shape and size, we can say that they can slow down or speed up the movement of positive energy mix through the home, depending on what problem we want to correct.

If the mirrors are hard with a nice flat surface, they enable quick flow of energy, while the mirrors with convex surfaces scattering chi energy in different directions.

In addition to mirrors, in the regulation of reduced or accelerated chi energy in the home, it can be take advantage of shiny objects (door handles, shiny metal containers, ornaments, paintings in a glass frame). According to feng shui rules, glittering details on the door are mostly effective in eliminating negative chi energy than mirrors.

Types of mirrors according to feng shui


For the balancing chi energy, feng shui uses two types of mirrors:

- Flat - Concave- Bulging - convex
The flat mirrors are tasked to direct the chi energy in a particular direction. Convex mirrors have a different task - to direct the energy in several different directions.

The flat mirrors are tasked to direct the chi energy in a particular direction. Convex mirrors have a different task - to direct the energy in several different directions.

According to the geometrical shape, the mirrors can be round, rectangular, square, diamond. 

Round mirrors are usually convex, and are used to direct energy in several directions.

Rectangular mirrors are usually flat and direct energy in a particular direction.

Square mirrors are stable, and have a task to retain chi energy.

8 Rules for the correct use of mirrors in feng shui


1. Hallways


If you want to place mirrors in the hallway, pay attention to the length and width of your hallway in the home. If you have narrow hallways, place mirrors on the both sides of the hallways, so that the energy can flow from one to the other wall. If the hallway is dark, with no light and with the curves, set the convex mirror on the curve, so that the energy and the light can refused and directed towards the interior of the hall.

2.  Small rooms


To make a small room look bigger, set a big and flat mirror.

3. Stairs


If the front door located beside the stairs, put the convex mirror to channeled chi energy to the interior of the house.

4. The size of the mirror


The rule for choosing mirrors to the feng shui is clear - to select a sufficiently large mirror in which you see your head as a whole, or if you have a vertical mirror, you could see yourself whole. Do not place the mirrors in position which will cut forehead or chin, as this interrupt influx of chi energy.

5.  Bedrooms


Feng shui recommends that you do not put mirrors in the bedroom, even the smallest one. Some experts believe that the mirror is acceptable in a children's room, but all agree that they should be avoided in the bedroom. For the mirrors are said to reflect the aggressive energy into the bedroom, disturbing the harmony between persons; also mirrors in bedroom could cause bad luck in love for a person who is not married. 

Dressing table with mirror should not be facing the bed. If you have a dressing table with a mirror that you want to keep in the bedroom, try to place it so that the mirror is viewed from the bed, not to the bed.

6. The position of the mirror


Never place mirrors in vertical layers, because it will only hold chi energy.

7. Windows


Do not place a mirror on the window frame, because it interferes with the circulation of energy through the window.  Do not place mirrors opposite the window, not even the door, because it will reject chi energy that enters the room.

8. Clean the mirrors


Always clean and maintain the surface of mirror shiny. In the event that it breaks or is damaged, be sure to replace it.
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What should eat people with O blood type?

What are the basic characteristics of a person with O blood type?


O blood type is considered to be the oldest and first founded blood group in humans. As during the formation of human beings, O blood type was pervasive, and today it is also widespread and the majority indigenous populations in the world carries the O blood type.

Once upon a time, a man is driven by instinct to survive and the desire to rule the territory, with the glorification of self and submission to others, creating a figure heads, which will be awarded to all the high values of strength, endurance and wisdom.

The man is in its early development stages of evolution, was primarily a hunter, who was hunting animals in order to feed. So its basic food was meat or proteins of animal origin. With the intake of protein of animal origin, the man was getting stronger, durable and potent.


What is the present situation with a man - hunter?


Although people with O blood type destined to be durable, strong and potent, today it is just not rule. Poor diet, eating foods that do not match the O blood group , alcohol, stress, poor metabolic processes leave consequences that are reflected in the form of weight gain, edema and hypothyroidism.

Today, people who are carriers of ancient O blood group can not boast the characteristics of their ancestors, because evolution, modern way of life have contributed to the genetic code of man changes and adapt to modern circumstances.

Although people with O blood type destined to be durable, strong and potent, today it is just not rule. Poor diet, eating foods that do not match the O blood group , alcohol, stress, poor metabolic processes leave consequences that are reflected in the form of weight gain, edema and hypothyroidism.

The tendency to stress and high levels of adrenaline entail excessive emotional reaction (usually anger, and aggression.


What diseases are most often occurring in people with O blood type?


People with blood type O are most often subject to diseases related to decreased function of the thyroid gland and ulcers occur, especially in the digestive tract.

People with O blood type due to reduced function of thyroid gland and reduced secretion of thyroxin, are subject to metabolic abnormalities, which are accompanied by weight gain, edema and fatigue.

The characteristic of people with O blood type is that they normaly have a bit more stomach acid than holders of blood group A and B. As a result, those people are subject to the occurrence of ulcers in the stomach and intestines and general irritation in the digestive tract.

As for cancer, it is generally said that O blood type rather protected from this phenomenon, and even claimed that the death rate from breast cancer is less heavily than in other blood types. However, even O blood type is not bypassed by the tumor - People with this blood type can get sick of melanoma.

Diet recommended for O blood type


If we know how important it is to harmonize food for blood type we saw positive changes in the body; how mental-emotional and physical changes. This kind of diet, scientists have tested on more than 10,000 people with medically confirmed the results. It has been proven and found that blood type determines the majority of our health. Affects digestion, metabolism, stress, mental and emotional health and strength of our immune system. With the help of diet according to blood groups can live better and healthier.

Meat

Meat is a staple in the diet of people with O blood type. , because it supplies the organism with necessary proteins.

From category of meat is best to consume beef, lamb, veal, venison, liver and heart, poultry meat, goat meat, cod

From meat should be avoided: bacon, ham, pork, octopus, squid, sea snail, preserves and sausages

Milk and milk products

Although milk is a food of animal origin, and is rich in proteins, it is not the food, which is recommended for people with O blood type. If you already can not live without milk, it is best to consume low-fat cheeses and yogurt.

• Legumes

Overall this is not a food that is intended for people with O blood type. You can use soy and soy products, beans, miso

• Grains and seeds

Avoid wheat, gluten flour, barley and use buckwheat, millet, soy flour, oats.

From seed is good to eat flax, and avoid peanuts, sunflower, pistachio nuts


• Vegetables

Very good food: seaweed, chicory, ginger, horseradish, kale, onions, turnips, spinach, artichokes, Swiss chard, broccoli, pumpkin, endive, kohlrabi, peppers, lettuce, potatoes

Neutral foods: celery, garlic, mushrooms, fennel, sauerkraut, olives, carrots, beets, asparagus, zucchini, radishes

Avoid: shiitake mushrooms, aloe, black olives, gherkins, capers, white potatoes

All green vegetables, is useful as, for example. lettuce, broccoli, spinach - vegetables that promotes better blood clotting, which is for people with first blood group important because they are by nature inclined to poor blood to clot.

Some vegetables can be harmful for people with first blood group. For example, eating eggplant and its digest can produce harmful substances that can dispose of joint damage. 

  • Fruits and fruit juices


Very good food: mango, pineapple, figs, cherries, plums

Neutral foods: cranberries, dates, melon, quince, grapefruit, grapes, apples, strawberries, lemon, watermelon, raspberries, currants, papaya

Avoid: avocado, kiwi, blackberry, and coconut, orange

  • Oils


Very good food: olive oil

The neutral ingredients: almond oil, sesame oil

Avoid: sunflower oil, soybean oil, corn oil

  • Herbs and spices


Very good food: curry, carob, parsley

Neutral foods: anise, chocolate, cinnamon, tarragon, sage, basil, cumin, cloves, dill, bay leaf, marjoram, honey, molasses, apple cider vinegar, mayonnaise

Avoid: nutmeg, ketchup, pepper, corn syrup, corn starch, pepper, blue-green algae, fructose, and corn

  • Beverages

Very good are mineral water and green tea

Neutral foods: red wine

Avoid: black tea, coffee, sugary soft drinks, white wine
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Kombucha - Chinese secret of longevity

What is kombucha?


Kombucha is a fermented Chinese beverage that looks like a gelatinous disk that forms on the surface of the nutrient solution made of a mixture of green and black tea and sugar.

The process through which passes kombucha is called fermentation and during this process creates extremely important nutrients that are necessary for organism. In the food we use every day, there are significantly less important nutrients than in the Kombucha.

Of the important substances that kombucha contains and that give it therapeutic qualities are two acid - glucuronic acid and lactic acid, proteins, then the B complex vitamins (folic acid, niacin), vitamin C, essential amino acids and antibiotic substances.


Who is the official ancestor of combucha?


The Far East is an ancient guardian of this miraculous life elixir, and it shall be considered that combucha have been used by Japanese warriors still 2 500 years as a life force and as a elixir of youth.

It was considered that kombucha provides physical strength for fights, but also an inner mental strength which in Japanese tradition is really respect.

Ancient Zen warriors used the extract of kombucha to experienced incredible longevity, vitality and youthful appearance.

What makes combucha universal for human health?


One of the most important substances that are found in kombucha is glucuronic acid, which can not be artificially synthesized.

Under natural conditions, the glucuronic acid is produced in the liver of a man, but its concentration is small, due to the entering of food that contains a lot of toxins, pesticides, antibiotics. All metabolic process must pass through the liver, and due to overload, liver is not able to produce sufficient quantities of glucuronic acid.

Kombucha is a perfect fit in this whole story, due to the  high content of glucuronic acid.

With its high concentration of glucuronic acid, PXD EXTRACT kombucha purifies the blood, and thus the liver regenerates and relaxes. As a result, leads to boosting immunity, reducing the risk of disease and increases the natural vitality and energy.


Why is it important glucuronic acid?


Glucuronic acid that is produced in the liver is important in the process of detoxification, blood purification and in the processes of metabolism. It binds all the waste products that are entered through food and also formed during metabolic processes and eliminate them through the bile into the intestine and through the kidneys into the urine, where it is excreted into the environment.

Due to poor nutrition, stress, poor digestion, our liver is overloaded and not able to produce sufficient quantities of this valuable and significant acid. The result is a build-up of, waste, in our body, which gradually disintegrates, and leads to consequences in the form of constant fatigue, depression, anaemia, drowsiness, lethargy, loss of appetite. All this leads to a chronic course of serious disorder, not so rare and the emergence of cancer.


Lactic acid in kombucha

Other important substance in kombucha is another acid - lactic acid which belongs to the group of the strongest anti-cancer substances.


What are the Health Benefits of Kombucha?


1. Combucha regulates intestinal activity (particularly stubborn constipations) and normalize intestinal microflora

2. Improves digestion and adoption of food

3. Prevents haemorrhoids

4. Stabilize blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood

5. Increases Reduced levels of iron

6. Increases elasticity of veins and arteries

7. Strengthens microcirculation in the blood (and in the smallest blood vessels that are found e.g. in the eyes)

8. Relieves muscle cramps

9. Removes sand and dissolves gallstones and kidney (purifies and regenerates the kidneys, removing toxins that can accumulate in them due to various drug therapy)

10. Smashing cysts, fibroids and tumour

11. It regulates the function of prostate

12. Lowers body temperature elevated due to various diseases

13. Shows a strong antiseptic effect due to the presence of natural antibiotics (effective for washing festering and infected wounds)

14. Clean the lungs and remove secretions from the airways that occurs in smokers, with colds or bronchitis

15. Pieces restores the natural colour and density (Biotin - Vitamin H helps in reducing gray hair and hair loss. This is the reason why the biotin appears as an integral part of many shampoos)

16. Tightens and enhances the appearance of the skin, restores the mucous membrane

17. Increases energy at athletes and people exposed to physical and mental activities


How to prepare Kombucha tea ?

Of the important substances that kombucha contains and that give it therapeutic qualities are two acid - glucuronic acid and lactic acid, proteins, then the B complex vitamins (folic acid, niacin), vitamin C, essential amino acids and antibiotic substances.

Ingredients:

- 2 teaspoons mixture of green or/ and black tea

- 5 tbsp sugar

- Kombucha Tea Starter Culture (also known as a SCOBY, mother, or mushroom )

- Unfluoridated, Unchlorinated Water


Preparation of kombucha tea

1. Boil 32 fl.oz of water and add 2 teaspoons of tea blend. Cover the bowl and let stand for 15 minutes.

2. Strain the tea through a tea strainer or remove the tea bags.

3. In lukewarm tea, add 5 tbsp of sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.

4. Cool tea to a temperature of 68º - 77º (20-25 ° C)

5. When the tea has cooled, put it in a glass jar, not in a metal container.

6. If you prepare Kombucha tea right the first time, add the tea liquid that you got with the culture. For all the following preparations always keep enough Kombucha drink to add about 10% of the quantity to your new product as a "starting fluid.

7. In a pot, add the Kombucha Tea Starter Culture.

8. Do not close jar with the lid; always use a linen cloth or light cloth. The fabric must be sufficiently clear that the failure air, but not too open because fruit flies can enter in a jar.

9. The fermentation process should last 8-12 days, depending on temperature. The higher the room temperature -the faster is fermentation. The period of 8-12 days is only approximate.

Kombucha culture needs a warm and quiet place and it must not be moved. The temperature of the tea should not fall below 68º nor rise above 86º. The ideal temperature is 73.4º and 80.6 °. The light is not required for the fermentation. Culture also thrives in the dark. The culture may be damaged by exposure to strong sun light. 

During the fermentation process the yeast dissolves the sugar and converts it into gas (CO2) and various organic acids and other ingredients. The combination of these processes gives the Kombucha beverage its characteristic flavour.

10. The infusion is at first sweet but this sweetness disappears as the sugar is broken down. At the same time begins to develop sour taste as a result of bacteria, so it is a transition from sweetness to sourness. If a slightly sweet drink, fermentation has to be stopped earlier. For dry or slightly acidic taste fermentation lasts longer.

11. When the tea has attained the right degree of acidity (pH 2.7 to 3.2), depending on individual taste, with clean hands, remove the combucha culture from jar. Clean the culture under cold or lukewarm water. Fill new tea into the jar and add the combucha culture immediately. Be aware of right temperature of the tea.

12. Pour the beverage into bottles, which should be filled to the brim. Approximately 10% save it for the next batch. Jars tightly close. It is necessary to strain the fermented beverage through a cloth. A certain amount of sediment is normal. This is due to the growth of yeasts, which produced the gas which aerates the beverage. It is believed that yeast has some positive effects on the human body.

13. The drink has an agreeable taste. The taste is sparkling, slightly sour and refreshing. It is normal to drink three glasses a day; one glass on an empty stomach in the morning, another glass after lunch, a last glass a short time before going to bed.


Council plus:

1. In the process of obtaining kombucha is best used white sugar, because through fermentation, it is broken down into glucose and fructose.

2. Honey should not be used in the preparation of kombucha because of possible interactions with yeasts and bacteria, which can produce and toxic effect.


Who can use an extract of kombucha?


Kombucha extract has a wide range of action, so it can be used by both children and adults, healthy and sick, people who are taking chemotherapy or using drugs.

The only drawback is that kombucha because of the sugar content is not recommended for diabetics.

Kombucha extract is excellent muscle stimulant for athletes, because during the first 15 minutes of consumption, increases blood flow to muscles and supplying oxygen.

It is used alternatively in the fight against cancer, hepatitis B and C, cirrhosis, leukemia and in the treatment of various addictions.


What are the prescribed doses for taking kombucha?


Preventive dosage - take 2-3 teaspoons extract a day

In severe illness - 3 tablespoons daily

In case of cancer: a jar (8 oz) per day

It is recommended that you do not infused liquid ( water ) 30 minutes before taking extract, and 30 min after administration of the preparation required to drink 2 glasses of water for faster detoxification of the organism. When consuming the combucha extract, it needs to be to keep for 2-3 minutes in the mouth before it swallowed.