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Flaring Allergies And Natural Remedies

Flaring Allergies And Natural Remedies

As of the moment, my body is experiencing skin rashes like never before. The thing about skin allergy is that you’ll never know what really caused it. I only assume its cause from the last food I ate, which is still not 100% accurate. The […]

Trying The Derma Roller For The First Time

Trying The Derma Roller For The First Time

It’s been more than a week since I last cover buying a derma roller for my hair. To be honest, I am actually hesitant to try it out. Why? Because of the microneedles, that’s why! It actually reminds me of injections ever since I saw […]

Generate Energy Through Breathing Exercises

Generate Energy Through Breathing Exercises

One of the most challenging parts of going back to the gym after a long hiatus is that your body needs to readjust to rigorous weight lifting. I didn’t have a significant loss of energy but I can feel that this body wants to rest instead. As I start my exercise, I know right away that it will be going to be a long day. As I rowed 30 kg on the smith’s machine, I can feel that the body is still on a lethargic state. On the second set, I tried to inhale deeply per repetitions and it “somewhat” gave me a needed boost of energy. So I inhaled more oxygen on that set and completed it successfully. However, I have my doubts if breathing exercise can really increase my energy.

Another personal experience that proved its efficacy

About a week ago, after I applied the Wim Hof’s breathing exercise, I felt this tingling sensation on my hands and feet. At this time, I can only do 15-20 push ups straight with great effort. My arms and chest will feel the burning sensation of lactic acid build up and I’ll do another set after 5-10 mins. Surprisingly, after my breathing exercise, my body is surging with energy that I finished 25 repetitions of push-ups in one go. After that, I still feel energized and I felt only minimal pain from any lactic acid build up. Knowing what I know now, I am impressed.

Breathing exercise and adrenaline connection

Every time you breathe consciously, your body becomes energized by the adrenaline it produces. Not only that, your brain becomes very clear and alert especially when you follow Wim Hof’s breathing exercise. Part of Wim’s breathing method is holding your breath for 1-2 minutes. This triggers hypoxia, which is a deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching the tissues (Wikipedia). Hypoxia triggers adrenaline to your body giving it the needed boost of energy, which is within your control, which is awesome! Now that’s cool! Ready to train? Let me know!

To your amazing energy,

Migs


Reference:

  1. The Wim Hof Method, all rights reserved. http://smart-breathe.com/adrenaline-and-breathing/
  2. http://smart-breathe.com/adrenaline-and-breathing/
  3. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypoxia_(medical)



Improve Posture By Doing Weighted Pull-Ups

Improve Posture By Doing Weighted Pull-Ups

As a slender and tall man, it’s common for me not to have a good posture while walking. While this feels comfortable, it only means that I am constantly embedding this type of poster to my brain as a daily habit. Now, as I consciously […]

Minimize Lactic Acid Build-Up Through Breathing Exercise

Minimize Lactic Acid Build-Up Through Breathing Exercise

Yesterday, I have to train as fast as I can to make sure my partner won’t wait too long. It only took 30 minutes for me to hit my chest and triceps. However, there’s a downside. The muscle soreness is so painful that I can’t […]

Why You Should Use A Castile Soap Instead?

Why You Should Use A Castile Soap Instead?

Have you ever wondered the toxic chemicals used on how to make your soap bubble? It’s clearly just an innocent looking white soap, right? Have you ever thought if the chemicals used on your soap actually absorbed by the body? These are now my questions to myself as I look back on how I take soap for granted. We all know that most soaps and shampoos are created using a myriad of chemicals just to make it bubble. And most of the time, these chemicals can sip in through our skin that can go to your bloodstream. Sounds like a party I don’t want to be in. But is there a better way?

Yes! Use Castile soap instead

Using castile soap means that almost 95% of the ingredients are made out of all natural ingredients. This means that even if you use it every single hour during this summer season, you are in full confidence that the ingredients will not harm you through toxic absorption since it has milder ingredients. Most castile soaps are made out of coconut or olive oil, which is super healthy to the skin.

A shampoo subsitute

We all know that almost all commercialized shampoos can do more harm than any good promised on television and radio. That’s why castile soap is here to our rescue. This means that we can cleanse our hair using much gentler ingredients, which does not strip away your hair’s natural oils.

A milder dog shampoo

We all love our furry friends. However, most dog shampoos are very harsh in their eyes, skin, and hair. Castile soap is a much gentler way to clean your family pets without the use of unnecessary toxic chemicals that may also sip into their bloodstream.

Conclusion

Start using castile soap as soon as possible. I already purchased one for just $5. Let’s give your body a needed “chemical” rest from the chemicals being ingested and absorbed by the body. Are you ready to try it out? Let me know!

To your amazing health,

Migs

Why You Should Not Quit Your Plant-Based Diet

Why You Should Not Quit Your Plant-Based Diet

I am currently at the stage where I want to quit certain parts of my daily work. Well to be honest, office work in general. While this process feels super convenient, it’s not a long-term solution. No one wants to be tagged as a quitter. […]

Your Body Needs A Week Off

Your Body Needs A Week Off

It’s been 9 days since I last train my body. Some might say this is procrastination, some may say pain avoidance. While half of it is true, our body still needs to rest a full week. Why is this important? Let me tell you why. […]

The High Glycemic Foods And Acne Connection

The High Glycemic Foods And Acne Connection

I believe that our body outer manifestations are the result of what we do physically and what ingest daily. All throughout my years I never give mental thought of what I eat. My personal mantra was to “eat whatever currently available on the table”. Over time, it grew into a massive ball of habit that’s difficult to change. Now, one of the manifestations I am experiencing is back acne. No one wants to admit they have one, neither do I. My girlfriend noticed it as well so it adds to my suspicion that it has a direct link on what I eat. However, I claim to eat clean foods as much as I can, any loopholes I am missing? Yes, I eat too much rice.

The study that sealed the deal

According to a study led by Jennifer Burris, MS, RD, of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University:

high glycemic index/glycemic load diet…are the primary factors in establishing the association between acne and diet.

www.medicalnewstoday.com

This study that solidifies the notion that foods with high glycemic load have a direct correlation with acne in general. As a cherry on top, according to another study from the American Academy of Dermatology:

A study of 23 Australian males ages 15-25 who followed a strict, low-glycemic load (LGL) diet provides the strongest evidence available of an association between glycemic load and acne. Specifically, this group of males experienced significant improvement in acne severity by adhering to an LGL diet. However, the participants in the LGL group also lost weight, which means the LGL diet may not solely be attributed to the outcome.

www.aad.org

The obvious thing to do moving forward

Cut down rice intake per day. No questions asked. Besides lowering the body’s glucose load, you are also minimizing any acne associated with consuming those foods. Ready to take this challenge? Let me know!

To your amazing health,

Migs


Reference:

  1. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/256664.php
  2. http://www.adajournal.org/home
  3. https://www.aad.org/media/news-releases/growing-evidence-suggests-possible-link-between-diet-and-acne
The Perfect Derma Roller Size For Hair Growth

The Perfect Derma Roller Size For Hair Growth

Earlier today I had my summer haircut done. However, the “side hairs” that are keeping my top head is now 100% exposed. Now, I want to say that this is not purely intentional but a bit caused by a miscommunication between me and the hairstylist. […]