Thursday, September 25, 2014

Liquorice: Food for Colds & Flu

 
Flowers of the liquorice plant
 
As we approach the season for catching colds and flu consider adding the herb to liquorice to your medicine chest.  Used as an ingredient in cough mixtures and throat lozenges, Glycyrrhiza glabra or liquorice has been used to treat sore throats, mouth ulcers, stomach ulcers, inflammatory stomach conditions and indigestion. It is also used to combat food poisoning in modern herbalism. Liquorice rhizomes can be chewed or made into tea, which with other anti-spasmodic herbs is often taken for menstrual cramps.


Friday, August 8, 2014

The Symphony of Sound

The sounds, words, thoughts, feelings, sensations, intentions we experience and are exposed to—affect our well-being and the wellness of those in our lives. Researchers have discovered that sounds and vibrations that fill our external environment affect our internal environment, our very cells and the more than 70% water content of our bodies. Sound can create, maintain or alter form.    (www.cymaticsource.com)




Saturday, July 12, 2014

Better-Longer-Deeper

To develop lifelong satisfaction, choose your words wisely and speak them slowly.  You’ll need to generate at least five positive messages for each negative utterance you make if you want your business and your personal relationships to really flourish.  You’ll feel better, you’ll live longer, and you’ll build deeper and more trusting relationships with others—at home and at work.  (www.psychologytoday.com)


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Flying High Now

Rebounding is extremely effective 'no impact' exercise - especially important for those with less mobility or undergoing rehabilitation.  People new to rebounding should start out slowly to give the body proper time to adjust. Rebounding is simple, safe and fun, it is easy to stick with, almost everyone can do it and it is found to be 68% more efficient than running on a treadmill. (www.healthmakers.co.za)

o    Lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels
o    Increases metabolism which burns more calories and reduces body fat
o    Firms your arms, benefits the shape of your legs, hips and abdomen
o    Increases energy levels, which are maintained throughout the day
o    Increases oxygen levels in the body
o    Enhances digestion, nerve impulses and muscle fiber
o    Revitalises your body when it's tired
o    Reduces blood pressure
o    Strengthens your muscles and bones without the trauma of hitting a hard surface
o    Helps with balance and co-ordination
o    Reduces stress levels, helping you to relax and sleep better
o    Tones the body's internal organs, veins and arteries, as well as  and bones, at the same time
o    Increases the performance of both the heart and the circulatory system to slow aging
o    Stimulates the flow of lymph fluid through the lymphatic system by up to 15%

 




Friday, June 13, 2014

To Click or Blink, That is the Question

Eye trackers may replace the mouse on your computer.  An eye tracker is a device that uses projection patterns and optical sensors to gather data about gaze direction or eye movements with very high accuracy. Most eye trackers are based on the fundamental principle of corneal-reflection tracking; eye presence detection, position, identification, movement, patterns; eyelid closure; pupil size and pupil dilation; gaze direction and point. (ebitesblog.wordpress.com)


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Step Away From The Screen

The slow technology movement seeks to alter how humans interact with technologies including mobile devices, social media, email and other relatively recent innovations that tend to be highly addictive, or at least consume a lot of time.  The movement is intended to curb some of the damaging effects of excessive technologies in human life, primarily through promoting slower or less extreme interactions with certain technologies.   


Monday, May 26, 2014

Lean, Mean and Green

Maintenance, monitoring and material systems integrated into buildings combine ecology and cutting-edge technology in a revolutionary way to create sophisticated green solutions.