We all want whiter teeth and prettier smiles, and in this modern age, numerous products promise them to us. But not all approaches are created equal. Whitening strips cause sensitivity and eat away enamel, while over-brushing can cause abrasion and pain. The solution? An old folk remedy that can transform both the color of your teeth as well as your overall oral health: oil pulling.
The Benefits of Oil Pulling
Oil pulling involves swishing oil in your mouth for a sustained amount of time, giving it a chance to cut through plaque and buildup while leaving your tooth enamel intact. Oil pulling More >
Many people believe the only purpose of meditation is to relieve stress. But in reality, the practice actually offers a variety of additional mental and physical health benefits that go far beyond relaxing during times of anxiety. Understanding what meditation is and how it affects wellness are key factors to consider before learning how to meditate.
What Exactly is Meditation?
Meditation is a mind and body practice long associated with increased calmness, physical relaxation, coping with illnesses, enhanced psychological balance and overall well-being. There are many types of meditation, but each usually contains four elements:
- A quiet area with minimal distractions
- A comfortable posture, More >
Warm weather is right around the corner, which means it’s high time for tick season. Young deer ticks, the notorious carriers of the spirochete that causes Lyme Disease, are most active from mid-May to mid-August. And since May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, here’s a look at the illness, as well as a variety of natural healing options.
Lyme Disease: An Overview
Caused by a bacterium called Borrelia burgdorferi, Lyme disease is the most prevalent tick-borne illness in North America. Lyme disease is transmitted through an infected deer tick bite; in most cases, the tick must remain attached for 36 hours or more More >
An often-overlooked but critical aspect of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is blood circulation. Your blood flushes out toxins and keeps your heart pumping, affecting every one of your body’s conscious and subconscious processes. Here are five steps you can take today to improve your health and naturally increase circulation.
1. Regular Exercise
A regular, varied exercise regimen is key to promoting healthy blood circulation. After all, the heart is a muscle, and it needs just as much attention as your biceps and triceps. With exercise, variety is vital. The treadmill alone will not keep your body strong and your blood flowing properly.
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Every day, you’re subjected to pollutants and stress that can lead to an accumulation of toxins in your system. As a result, you may feel sluggish, ill, and just not at your best. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this that will get you feeling better immediately: a detox bath.
The foundation of any good detox bath is Epsom salts, with are essentially powdered magnesium, a well-known natural sedative. There are a number of benefits of Epsom salts, including both detoxification and relaxation. Although magnesium has a myriad of benefits for our bodies, it is easier absorbed through the skin More >
We’re bombarded with harmful substances every day. Pollutants in the air, additives in our food, and harmful chemicals in household products can have adverse effects on our mood, behavior, energy levels, and overall health. Luckily, nature has gifted us with a variety of healthy foods that can cleanse these irritants from our bodies.
Almonds are an excellent source of fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which work together to remove cholesterol and purify the blood. They also contain high amounts of calcium, magnesium, copper, and vitamin E. With a low glycemic index and beneficial vegetable proteins, almonds help control blood sugar and promote More >
Every autistic child is unique and deserves a tailored treatment program. When used with traditional therapies such as applied behavioral analysis (ABA), alternative therapies can help correct many behaviors in children with autism. Recent studies have shed light on the benefits of three approaches: nutritional therapy, music therapy, and infrared therapy.
It’s no secret that what we eat plays a direct role in how we function. For children with autism, a change in diet can make a world of difference.
Roughly half of all children with autism suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia. Trouble sleeping can worsen autistic behaviors and lead More >
We love smoothies at Sunlighten! Smoothies make an excellent snack, a good pre-workout meal, or a fantastic on-the-go breakfast (as much as we’d love for life to always go as planned, smoothies make up for those days when you’re running late and need to fuel up in the morning). What’s more, if you choose the right ingredients, including whole fruits and vegetables and healthy proteins, smoothies can pack a powerful nutritional punch.
Last month in our blog, Sunlighten saunas announced an exciting new partnership with Massage Green Spa, which has successfully opened and sold development rights to more than 470 spa locations in Michigan, Illinois, Florida, Texas, Colorado and California. Sunlighten co-owners Aaron and Connie Zack, and Massage Green Spa founder Allie T. Mallad connected on The American Dream Show to announce the partnership, where they also touched upon Sunlighten’s global expansion.
As Sunlighten expands and becomes even more accessible in the United States, we are also extending our focus internationally, empowering people around the world to improve their quality of life with innovative wellness products. Headquartered More >
The UltraWellness Center states that “Functional medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of a disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties. It treats the whole system, not just the symptoms. Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-oriented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership.”
According to the Institute of Functional Medicine, functional medicine is changing the way people are viewing medicine in the United States. As our society sees the continued rise in the number of people suffering More >