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4 Easy Habits That Slow and Reverse Ageing

Most people I know want to stay young and to be in the springtime of their youth again. They want to have happy and healthy lives free of pain. They want to have the same vigour and energy that they had when they were 18 years old. Here are 4 easy habits that help your body heal, rejuvenate and which can slow and even reverse ageing.  The important thing is that if you want to see results that these 4 easy actions become your 4 daily habits. Before I continue I want to warn you that none of these habits reverses gray hair.

What are they? Air, Water, Earth and Fire

  1. Quantum Pause Breathing.
  2. Drinking good quality clean water.
  3. Eating a raw nutritious breakfast.
  4. The 5 Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation.

1. Quantum Pause Breathing  [1]

The first element is air which our body uses for oxygen.Deep, purposeful breathing improves the oxygen in our body. Quantum Pause Breathing is a four stage breathing meditation that helps healing by increasing the transfer of oxygen into the body. QP also improves heart mind coherance, oxygenates the blood, improves lung capacity, helps heal lungs polluted by smoking tobacco.

Quantum pause breathing starts with a 5 second full 100% inhale, 5 second full breath hold, 5 second full exhale and finally a 5 second hold fully exhaled. One cycle takes 20 seconds and a typical set goes for 5 minutes followed by a period of consolidation of about 2 or 3 minutes. When you first begin QP breathing 5 second intervals might be difficuls so you might like to start with 3 second intervals and slowly build up to 5 second intervals. The important thing is that all the sections of the breathing are of equal length.

The beauty of Quantum Pause Breathing is that it can be easily practiced at home, at work, on the bus or even in a conversation.

Here is a video of explaining how it works.

2. Drinking Good Quality Water

Humans can only survive about 3 days without drinking water. However even if you have enough water, it is the quality of water that is most important. There is a big difference between natural spring water and the water in  bottle of Coke.

What is clean healthy water? It is water that is free of chlorine and fluoride.

3. Eating a raw nutritious breakfast. 

Fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts come from plants that take their nutrients from the Earth. They have many essential vitamins, mineralks and nutrients that or bodies need. Processing food and cooking destroys many of the nutrients. Processed foods are low in soluble fibre, energy dense and nutrient poor. However fresh raw fruit and vegetables are high in fibre, nutrient rich and give a more sustained energy over a longer period.

Instead of breakfast  cereal and toast  eat a something like a bowl of freshly cut fruit, a freshly made fruit and vegetable juice or a green smoothee.

4. The 5 Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation

These 5 simple yoga exercises from Tibet came to the world from Peter Kelder in his book “The eye of revelation” [2]  You can download it here. Practised daily these 5 simple exercises with fill you full of fire energy making you stronger and more flexible in your core. Please check with your GP before taking up any new exercize routine.

 

[1] http://eventtemples.com/sessions/evt3/downloads/Spiritual%20Activism%20EVT3.pdf

[2] http://www.t5t.com/product_info.php?products_id=122

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Disclaimer: In order to slow and reverse ageing these habits need to be practised daily. That means 7 days per week for at least 3 months. That is why they are habits. Unless you are truely prepared to commit to changing your life and adopting healthy habits don’t come crying to me that you are still ageing.

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7 Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water Daily

The 7 benefits of lemon water. 7 reasons why drinking lemon water every morning is good for your health.

by James Arthur Warren

Lemons are a healthy fruit. Lemons originated from the middle east at the base of the Himalayas and spread around the world as one of the most widely consumed tropical fruits. Lemons contain many bioactive compounds, vitamins and essential mineral that assist in maintaining healthy body function. These include ascorbic acid, vitamin C, thiamin, pantothenic acid, iron, riboflavin, fibre, vitamin B6, copper, folate, potassium, beta-carotenes, lutein, vitamin A, zeaxanthin. All of these compounds have many health benefits. [1]

Water is life for without water we can not live.

Lemon water is simple to make. Take a large glass of water and squeeze half a lemon into it. It is a great refreshing way to begin every morning when you first wake up and a healthy habit to get into.

  1. Lemon water hydrates your body. Water is an essential element to human survival. It is necessary for cell function and without water you would only survive for 3 to 5 days. After sleeping all night the body is dehydrated from respiration and drinking water rehydrates the body in order for it to work efficiently. There is evidence “that water plays an important role in both the specificity and affinity of protein-DNA interactions” [2]
  2. Lemons contain Vitamin C. Lemons are high in ascorbic acid, vitamin C which has numerous benefits. These include: fighting infections, repairing the skin and promoting healing.
  3. Lemon water helps you lose weight. There are benefits to drinking water that include weight loss [3]. However Lemons contain pectin which is a soluble fibre. Pectin helps prevent hunger cravings.
  4. Helps detox. [4] Firstly, you increase the amount of urine when you increase your water intake. This helps to eliminate toxins. However lemons contain citric acid which is known to inhibit toxins and also enhances the ability of your body to flush out toxins naturally. [5] [6]
  5. Lemon Water Aids Digestion. One of the components of lemons are citric flavonoids which aid in lipid (fat) metabolism.[7]
  6. Immune system boost. Lemons contain Vitamin C which is an immune system booster. Vitamin C is also good for relieving stress.
  7. Energy. Yes drinking lemon water gives you energy.

Check out this video for more infomation on the benefits of drinking lemon water.

Bonus Benefit: Drinking lemon water helps to give you fresh breath.

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[1] http://foodfacts.mercola.com/lemon.html
[2] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9032063
[3] http://www.webmd.com/diet/20040105/drinking-water-may-speed-weight-loss
[4] http://www.bodyandsoul.com.au/nutrition/nutrition+tips/kick+start+your+day+with+lemon+and+water,23007
[5] http://rootandsprouts.com/benefits-of-lemon-water-according-to-science/

[6] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2637791/
[7] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23254473

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