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As we get older our hormones get more out of whack and if you have had kids it starts even earlier. I know my hormones have been a complete mess ever since I had my first child.

What on earth does that have to do with Tongkat Ali? and what is Tongkat Ali anyway?

Tongkat Ali is an herb and it can be bought in powder or liquid form. Tongkat Ali has many benefits, more than what I will cover here, but I will share with you today  what is in my opinion the most important benefit for women from this wonderful herb.

It can help balance your hormones.

If you haven’t absorbed that statement completely please go back and read it again.

Hormones control so many aspects of your body and mind and when they are unbalanced, chaos ensues.

Maybe you don’t notice it right away, it just becomes the way things are so it’s your new normal. Or maybe it happens slowly over time so it doesn’t feel like anything is off. Having kids, exposure to toxins and growing older are all common life events that throw your hormones off.

Weight gain, fatigue, brain fog and low libido are just a few of the problems caused by hormone chaos. All of these things affect how you age, and over time will make you age faster.

Life is too short, but it’s not too late. Take your life back, start taking Tongkat Ali today to fight the fatigue and weight gain, clear up the brain fog  and increase your sexual desire. You will be so glad you did.

You do not take this herb every day, you take it in a cycle of 5 days on and 2 days off to get the most benefit.

Please consult a physician before starting any new herb and remember to always start new things slowly.

 

img_2745  Carl says to see the benefits in reality please keep an eye on the 180 day challenge, as this is one of the supplements being taken for the challenge.

 

 

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I think one of the best properties of Oregano is it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is the source of so many health and aging problems so if that was it’s only benefit I would recommend it, but there is so more it can do for you.

I will only cover some of the anti-aging benefits on here since I like to keep my posts short.

Oregano the herb that you cook with and oregano oil are both beneficial and can be used internally and topically. Be sure you have a quality product for either use to get the best benefit.

The herb has an active ingredient called Beta-Caryophyllene (E-BCP) in it, which has been found through research to help treat osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis, which are both typically old age issues (typical but not always, people of all ages can have these problems). The herb also contains fiber, magnesium, zinc, potassium, copper, boron, iron, manganese, iron, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, niacin, and tryptophan, and vitamins A, C, E, and K.

Oregano oil is more potent and beneficial than just using the herb. Taking the oil internally can help improve and maintain the liver as we age. It can also help relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, by rubbing it in. Any area that is inflamed will benefit from using this oil on it.

There are a few side affects and is not recommended for pregnant women. One of the side affects is that it may reduce your bodies ability to absorb iron. So before you make this a part of your daily regimen please consult your doctor, but it will be worth it if you can. Also if you are sensitive to any of the other aromatic herbs such as thyme you may be sensitive to oregano so be cautious starting out.

Thank you so much for reading today!! Have a blessed day!!!

img_2745 Carl says he uses oregano to treat indigestion. He also says don’t forget to check out progress on the 180 day challenge, day 14 was just posted!!

or cha cha, mambo, rumba, belly dancing, line dancing,  even ballroom dancing and so many more that I have not named here.

Learn a new dance.

Take your significant other and take a class. The benefits from this are more than I want to cover in one blog post.

You say “well yeah it’s exercise”, but I say it is so much more than just exercise.

When you learn new steps to a dance, you think about what you are doing while listening to music as you dance. This promotes neural activity and functional connectivity between multiple brain regions. Which basically means it improves cognitive function.

Then of course there is the benefit of exercising. Which does all sorts of wonderful things for your body and brain and has been known to actually slow down the aging process.

If you take a class with a group of people this also adds to the benefits. Being social is very important for brain function. It helps us remember more and think more clearly.

So to slow the aging process, improve memory and help you to think more clearly….

break out the rose…………….

put it in your teeth and……………..

TANGO!!!!!!

(or mambo, or foxtrot, or belly dance, or well you get the idea right?)

Thank you for reading and God bless!!!

The second face yoga pose I want to share with you is the Baby Bird pose.

This pose will help keep your neck and chin from sagging and will prevent double chins.

Here is how you do it.

  1. Turn your head to the right.
  2. Tip your chin up towards the ceiling.
  3. Press your tongue to the roof of your mouth.
  4. Smile
  5. Then swallow.
  6. Repeat for center and left.
  7. Do at least 3 repetitions.

Remember consistency is the key. To see results you must do this often and over a period of time.

Face yoga is fairly controversial, but if you understand what the purpose is it can be very effective.

Like all the other natural tips you can do, face yoga is not a miracle cure or an instant fix. It is a way to relax, tighten and tone your face, which will help erase the wrinkles.

The first pose I want to share is the Surprised face pose. It’s very simple.

  1. Open your eyes as wide as you can like you do when you are surprised (hence the name ha ha), showing as much of the whites of your eyes as you can.
  2. Do this without raising your forehead.
  3. Focus on something in front of you.
  4. Hold for 10 seconds.
  5. Do this 4 or 5 times

By working the muscles around your eyes and forehead, you will smooth the wrinkles out on your forehead.

Now stop scowling so you don’t cause more wrinkles and lines. LOL

If you downloaded My Top Ten Anti-Aging Tips for the Brain, you will know that stress causes the brain to age more quickly. Stress causes all kinds of really bad things to happen in your body, many of which are linked to diseases and speeds up the aging process.

The beach has been known to having a calming effect on people. Even if you don’t swim in the ocean, the beach is a great stress reducer.

Almost all of your senses are assaulted with calming vibes at the beach.

The rhythmic sound of the waves slows and calms. The view of the beautiful blue ocean is soothing, it actually changes your brain waves, putting you in a meditative state.

Warm sand under your bare feet, even the air you breathe is soothing.

So let’s go to the beach!!

Take your shoes off (walking in the sand is also very good for your feet) and go for a walk. Breath in the fabulous air, listen to those soothing waves, look out to the ocean and feel yourself destress.

You will be glad you did.

Thank you for reading! Have a stressfree day and God bless!!

Carl says don’t forget the sunblock

Before you completely write me off as a quack, hear me out.

When someones feet hurt how do they walk? or what do they look like when they walk?

Like they aged 100 years!!! Right?

About a year ago, my foot started to hurt. It affected every aspect of my life and made everything that much harder. Things I enjoyed doing where not as enjoyable anymore.

In other words my quality of life was under attack.

So here is my tip to you….keep your feet strong. There are a few simple things you can do, if done consistently will help prevent problems with your feet.

  • Walk around bare foot, being sure to walk heel to toe and not shuffle to work your foot.
  • Spread your toes out as far as they will go and hold it for a few seconds.

Be sure you are working both feet evenly, really focus on these task as you do them so you know they are being done correctly. You would be surprised how many people shuffle when they walk so they are not activating the whole foot. (Yes I was one of them. HaHa!)

If your feet are not hurting, that’s great! Trust me you want to prevent foot problems if at all possible, start these today to give yourself an edge.

If your feet hurt already, then consult a doctor to be sure there isn’t anything more serious happening with them. If the doctor clears it then start slowly and working your feet back to being pain free.

I’m right there with you and together we can do this.

Thanks for reading, have a fabulous day and God bless!!!

 

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