Rachelle is a part of Curejoy's Content team. She likes short conversations and big books(mostly) and believes in animism (even before she heard the term). Her personal journey with health and spirituality lead her to explore many allied subjects. She writes about them now so people can avoid the mistakes she did or just laugh about similar mistakes they did.
Anahata/ Heart chakra embodies the infinite spirit of love. Even though the one who has opened the heart chakra experiences bliss, this will only be fleeting and transient. The lesson of this chakra is to grow above dependency and worldly attachment, to learn that it's time to leave and pursue higher goals once your duties to the material world is complete.
Meat and animal products should make up at least half of your pet’s diet. If you choose to feed raw meaty bones it should make up 1/3 to 1/5 of the total diet. Poultry, red meat, sardines, jack mackerel, pink salmon, beef liver, chicken, melons, berries, kefir and plain yogurt are good. Avoid feeding cooked bones, cottage cheese, grapes and raisins.
‘Ayahuasca’ is a plant brew from the Amazon forest that can induce altered states of consciousness. Recently, it's been used to reduce PTSD and curb negative thoughts. But there have been reports of deaths too. Whether this is due to excess consumption is yet to be determined. The benefits of ayahuasca need more research to be considered 100% safe.
5:2 diet is an intermittent fasting method where one eats low calorie foods (600 cal) 2 non-consecutive days and returns to their normal food pattern the other days. It improves cognitive function and triggers the IGF-1 (growth hormone that causes aging) to go from growth to repair. Some reported 15-20lbs loss in 5-wks and lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
There are many natural ayurvedic remedies to get rid of facial hair. A mixture of chikpea flour, turmeric, cream and milk will help. Juice of potatoes, lemon soaked and crushed yellow lentils, and honey can be used. Turmeric and black gram paste can be used. Ashokarishtam and Ashokagritham herbs can be also be used to remove excess facial hair.
The common misconceptions about coffee are: Espresso contains more caffeine than regular coffee. Caffeine causes dehydration. Caffeine increases cardiovascular health risk. Caffeine helps lose weight. Caffeine helps you sober up. Caffeine increases osteoporosis. Causes Insomnia. Caffeine Is Addictive. Increases risk of death. Creates health issues.
Due to excessive sugar consumption, many lifestyle diseases occur. So, the food industry keeps coming up with different types of sweeteners. But, almost every sweetener when used excessively causes some or the other side effect. To understand why, you have to understand how sugar is metabolized by your body and the health effects it might have on you.
No matter which pad you use, it's best to change them every 3 or 4 hours, even when your flow isn't very heavy. Regular changing prevents the buildup of bacteria and eliminates odor. A tampon needs to be changed every 4 to 6 hours or when it's saturated with blood. Menstrual cups can be worn for 10 hours and has more holding capacity.