Basil

Originally, Basil was not the most popular herb in the bunch. Actually there were some who simply hated it, mainly the ancient people. The name basil means “be fragrant” but still various cultures battled with a love hate relationship over basil. Americans and Romans loved it while Hindus plant it in their homes as a sign of happiness. On the contrary it was the Greeks who despised it most but those from India and Persia were not too fond of it either. One place that took a special liking to Basil was Italy and to this day not many people prepare a classic pasta sauce without the Basil. To this day basil and tomato sauce have formed somewhat of a …

Aromatherapy Massage Soothes And Banishes Stress

Word Count: 300 Summary: One pleasant way to deal with daily stress and fatigue is to massage it away. Keywords: Aromatherapy Massage Soothes And Banishes Stress Article Body: One pleasant way to deal with daily stress and fatigue is to massage it away. For thousands of years, holistic therapies such as aromatherapy massage have been used as a way to refresh and recharge the senses. A daily massage with scented oil can help dissolve accumulated stress and toxins. The benefits to be expected from this calming daily ritual include: • Increased circulation, especially to nerve endings • Toning of the muscles and the whole physiology • Calming for the nerves • Lubrication of the joints • Increased mental alertness • …

Eating For A Healthy Heart

Bad cholesterol or a bad diet is something we all experience at some point in time. It’s impossible to eat healthy our whole lives, even though we may try hard to do it. Eating healthy for your heart is something everyone should try to do, especially when it comes to restoring health and reducing heart attacks. Your heart and food We know these things for sure – a diet high in saturated fats will help raise your cholesterol, which is a risk factor for heart disease. People that are obese are more prone to heart disease. A diet high in sodium may elevate your blood pressure, leading to inflammation and even heart disease. To help prevent heart disease and improve …

Beauty Foods: What You Eat Affects How You Look

Word Count: 576 Summary: We’ve all heard the old adage, “You are what you eat.” But what about the connection between your food and your face? Keywords: Beauty Foods: What You Eat Affects How You Look Article Body: We’ve all heard the old adage, “You are what you eat.” But what about the connection between your food and your face? Most articles about nutrition focus on the role of your diet in maintaining optimum internal health and warding off disease. For example, many articles talk about how the antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables can fight free radical damage to your immune cells, your organs and your DNA. Well guess what? The same phytochemicals, vitamins, nutrients and minerals that keep …