2 Socially Accepted Habits that will Shorten your Lifespan

After a conversation with a friend, who seemed to think that supplements such as vitamins should only be taken when you are already at the peak of exercise and eating right, I realized how easily we can fall into the trap of socially acceptable habits (or thought patterns) which lead to faster aging, and progression of disease. 

This post is inspired from that conversation – and I hope it will help improve your quality of life, not only life span.

1. Vitamins and Supplements are only for people who already exercise and eat properly

The idea that you should only take supplements when you are at the peak of fitness, or peak of eating and exercising as best as you can, to make the most of supplements is heavily flawed and is often socially acceptable as people think “I already have my veggies everyday, and eat healthy” or something like “I don’t exercise enough to have a higher nutrient requirement” – these are very dangerous ways of thinking.

The problems with this type of thinking is as follows:

  • Nutrition: Vegetables that grow today (organic or otherwise) are many times less nutrient dense, than they were 20-30 years ago, let alone a 100 years ago. This is due to environment change and intensive farming practices due to population growth, without enough knowledge and know-how on restoring the land’s nutrient and mineral quality.
  • Environment: The Human environment has changed radically in the last 20-30 years. Stress levels of the average human in a developed society is so high, that some scientists say that we are at schizophrenic stress levels. Increased stress uses up more nutrients in the body, whether you exercise or not – you already know that the brain is the biggest calorie consumer, so it is not a big leap in realizing that a stressed brain will consume even more!

The reason for the above is not necessarily negative – it is simply a changing environment – which is the nature of nature – and life’s basic purpose, is to take what is around, and adopt and co-exist with the new environment and then, if possible, thrive as well!

Supplementing from vitamins is essential in the time we live – and a basic vitamin everyone should take is B-complex vitamins – the most expensive ones they can afford – as a general rule, more expensive means better quality.

2. Beef is not good for you, and Red meat can Cause Cancer

There is a widespread misunderstanding about meat and especially about beef – there are studies which have said that red meat increases the growth rate of cancer cells – problem is, it is obvious it would, but it is not just cancer cells, it is all cells – this is what the study does not tell you!

This means faster renewal of cells as the amino acids from beef are the most bioavailable, so yes, of course it will increase renewal in all types of cells, even cancer – this does not mean it is unhealthy or will cause cancer – the causes of cancer is complicated, and if you really want to avoid everything that may cause cancer, then you might as well stop breathing, because they have also said oxygen causes cancer!

Cancer cells are just super cells in your body designed to handle the stress factors that your body previously could not handle – it won’t kill you if your whole body became that in one instant – it would mean you have just upgraded your body to handle the stress factors which caused it, be it emotion, chemical or combination of those.

This study proves that beef is the most bioavailable for the body – this means that after an intense exercise session, eating beef will rebuild muscle tears faster than anything else. Not only that, but an organ that has been depleted from amino acids, will have a better chance at regenerating faster.

Another thing to note – growing age kids will benefit from this too, and help at high quality amino acids which are most bioavailable to their bodies to develop muscles, bones and health organs.

Please share this with friends and family if you found it useful – it will help create awareness of things we often accept without questioning.



Eastern (Holistic) Medicine vs Western Medicine

east vs west

There is a war going on between western and eastern medicine – but there shouldn’t be – let’s go through it step by step.

Western approach to medicine is often looking at an object and cutting it up, and seeing whats inside to see what it does – and to understand it that way – to some extent, we understand things this way, and it helps (for some things) – but if you are trying to understand your friend’s problem, would you cut him up to see what’s inside? or talk to him and find out what he?she has to say?

Sometimes some thing make sense at first glance – but to understand things, it is important to take it to an extreme to really understand what is going on.

For example – conventional science is based on results and “proof” – and without this, there is nothing credible. This entirely limits a person’s view on life and how it works, IF this is adopted as the only approach – instead, it should be part of an approach, not the only approach.

Example below of scientific approach being flawed:

Fish in tank water – scientist wants to know if fish can survive without water if water is slowly taken out over long period of time; they slowly take 1 teaspoon of water out every week or so – and when the water is barely left, conclude that the fish has learnt to survive with less water, and looks like it will eventually learn to survive without water.

We all know what happens when you take away the last few amounts of water remaining in the tank – but according to science, it will be concluded that fish can eventually survive without a fish tank if water is taken out slowly.

This does not mean science is wrong – it means we must understand it’s limitations and be conscious of other possibilities and ways of calculations, including holistic approaches that are out there – even holistic approaches have limitations, each their own – for example, acupuncture is a type of holistic approach, but its limitation depends greatly on the practitioner and their knowledge.

The topic of acupuncture is so wide, and with so many approaches, one practitioner can be 100% different from another – hence it is difficult to regulate, although steps are being made to regulate such a system, it is very difficult to do so, as there are many ways to the top of the mountain; just like that, there are many ways to cure a human being from their misalignment, each way has its limitations or expenses or time frames – this should be consciously understood.

Please share this post if you find it helpful – it is intended to create awareness of all respectable medical systems, and all have their positions in society (western and eastern), and both will play a major part in evolving our individual health as well as global health.


“medicine is taking away suffering” – Unknown



Emotional Balance: Key to Health and Beauty – How to

Emotional Balance for health and beauty


We all have heard of fixing your diet for physical beauty – even exercise for beauty and health – but rarely people talk about emotional health for beauty and health, when your emotional state directly dictates the exact way the hormones in your body will react, respond and release, it should be put on the important must know skills to manage.

Yes you read correctly – when you are happy, your body releases hormones differently to when you are stressed or depressed or any other negative emotion. There really are only two types of emotions, one that feel good, and what that don’t – and the body releases hormones accordingly – thats why when you have a hormone imbalance, or you take steroids, your emotions are simply out of your control – this is no secret, those two are strongly connected. This is at least a better explanation of emotions in a scientific way, than this article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/articles/e/emotion.htm

It is also known and understood, hormones are a large part in your health and looks – if your hormones are imbalanced, believe it or not, it will affect even how your face looks – from bright and lively to dull skin and dead looking hair to shiny eyes and vibrant health and breathing all play a part when it comes to hormones.

So now that you know and understand how important emotional health and emotional balance is – how do you stay in this emotional balance in your turbulent lifestyle?

In our old posts – we talked about “Healing from a Broken heart” – in a similar way, we can use knowledge to help emotional stability. So knowledge that everything will be okay, but in more detail (if you need to go in detail), to the knowledge that exercise and going out for a long walk in the forest will help you recover and stay emotionally balanced – it sounds like work, but when you get into the habit of doing this, it becomes part of your nature as your neurology gets rewired on how it handles situations.

Emotional balance comes from understanding everything will be okay in the bigger or smaller picture (whichever works) – even if you still feel its not going to be okay, realize that, in a more emotionally stable state, you can handle the situation better, so it is still better to stay in a state of emotional stability, and do your best in the given situation – it really still does turn out perfect.

There are people who think too much which affects their emotional stability – for those, it is better to focus on activities like drawing, or activities difficult enough which require full attention of your mind so you don’t think other things – usually a mental game, perhaps one on your iPad if you have one – or your phone – anything to get your mind off from things that you worry from, will help build your neurology differently – and you will be happier as a person for sure as you don’t focus on things that you don’t need to.


33 Ways to Naturally Stimulate Hair Growth

what stimulates hair growth naturally


Men and Women today face hair problems – thinning hair, not thick enough, and constantly find products or creams or pills, anything, to help stimulate their hair growth (naturally or otherwise) – but are there ways? and if there are, how come we still have bald people walking around?

Yes there are ways to stimulate and naturally grow thicker hair – but the reason we still have bald people around is because some people don’t mind it, some people are not aware that there is a way around it, and lastly, but most importantly, many are simply too lazy to upgrade their lifestyle and incorporate enough changes to create the change.

The issue with natural healing is, you need to upgrade your life style – no one product, herb or medicine will help for sure, or if it helps, then its not going to keep helping after a few years – there needs to be a constant effort from your side on keeping up with the methods listed below – if you haven’t already read you, please read our article on 10 ways to naturally thicken your hair as this article builds upon the one now.


1. Belief and Mindset

Before you even start reading below, you must understand, if you approach something with skepticism, you are trying to tell someone to come in, with a locked door. The least you can do is open the door and at least see that there is a possibility of healing – most people who never get results are people who simply don’t want to believe for one reason or another – or make excuses of the reason why their hair thinning is occurring in the first place.  Believe it or not, but the way you think, directly affects your DNA and its expression, and sadly, self fulfilling prophecy does exist – so I suggest opening your mind, and think in the terms of, everything is possible, you just don’t yet know how.


2. Circulation of the Blood to stimulate hair growth 

The bottom line of all illnesses is blood circulation. Most people simply do not do enough exercise (or the right type of exercise). I often see people only doing one type, either they do only yoga, or only weights or even only jogging – the human body has various muscle fibers that needs all types of exercise it can get; and this is what everyone needs to incorporate into their lives, at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes at a time. Without this, herbs or other supplementation will not even work by 10%. So move it!

Scalp massage as already mentioned in the previous post is the key to stimulating hair growth due to increased circulation, detox and anti-inflammatory effects – scientific study here shows that increased circulation key to hair growth by up to 70%.


naturally stimulates hair growth


3. Diet and Food

I do not refer to dieting as in calorie constricted diets – I talk about the diet you eat everyday – the type of foods you eat. Ideally, the protein diet is the diet that everyone could do with being on – being on it for even for 2 weeks already rids the body of its addictions in food. Our protein diet also resets and balances the hormones – please read about it here in our article.


4. Emotions

For a healthy hormone balance, you must have a healthy emotional balance. If you think you can do one without the other, you are kidding yourselves – both are directly related with eachother and directly affect the other – an imbalanced hormone will always cause hair and skin problems no matter what. When a stressful situation arises, use logical thinking to get out of it – so for example, if your son failed their exam and has to reset, realize that its not the end of the world, and that it will not impact his happiness and well being if he puts his mind to it and learns from the experience.


5. Products for Stimulating Hair Growth 

We are always hesitant on writing about other products only because we rather tell you the hard and natural way, but since you are likely using bad products for your hair – it is essential that you change them for the better. SLS chemicals damage the hair follicles and the scalp is a place where toxicity is naturally built up (just because of its location on the body) – we recommend switching to light shampoos – and also adding the Taoist soap into your diet regime – to use it, you simply apply on the scalp by first applying on the hand, and then rubbing it on the scalp – this helps soothe the inflammation the main cause of hair loss.

Please read our review on the Taoist Soap here.


6. Supplements for Stimulating Hair Growth 

As we already talked about products above, it is important to mention that supplements can be taken to help support the hair growth factor – but not in the way most people think – most people just take a biotin supplement and think thats about it – but this will not help with stimulating new hair growth – what you need to support is your stress levels form rising, and taking a B-complex vitamin will help block out stress – buying the most expensive type of B-Complex Vitamins you can find (means higher quality) – they are still very cheap, and the best way to cope – studies show that balding men are often keeping in a lot of unmanaged stress – same goes for women with thinning hair.


thickening hair growth with natural methods


7. Meditation for Stimulating Hair Growth

You probably have never heard meditation and hair growth in the same sentence before; but meditation actually relaxes the tensed up muscles that you have on your face and scalp – they tense up over time, and you don’t actually realize that you are tensing them until you meditate regularly – your awareness of the tension in your body increases, and this allows you to relax every single muscle, and over time, your blood circulation increases (because muscles are not tense anymore) and this in turn increases your body’s ability in working on non vital functions such as hair growth and skin cell renewal.

There is a reason we put relaxing blue and green beach pictures on this post – to help you relax whilst you read this – many studies show that even looking at pictures helps sooth the mind and in turn the body.