Sunday, January 23, 2011

Information on Natural Things to Help the Thyroid

More than 13 million people suffer from thyroid disorders in America and the number is growing. In today's society, you will see your doctor and within minutes, you are prescribed a pill. However, incorporating natural ways to restore the balance of your thyroid may be more beneficial. "It's a matter of balance or imbalance that starts with your thyroid gland and involves every part and function of your body, from your hair to your toes," writes Glenn S. Rothfeld and Deborah S. Romaine, authors of "Thyroid Balance: Traditional and Alternative Methods for Treating Thyroid Disorders."

The Thyroid

Your thyroid gland is located under your Adam's apple and is shaped like a butterfly. The thyroid acts as the master gland of your metabolism, says Dr. Joseph Mercola for It controls your body's temperature and its growth and development. Thyroid irregularity can lead to Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism or Grave's Disease.

Sleep and Exercise

Both sleep and exercise are two lifestyle factors that are interconnected. It can become difficult to sleep without doing enough aerobic and anaeorbic type exercises, says Dr. Mercola. Your body benefits from 7 to 8 hours of solid and uninterrupted sleep. Sleep restores your hormonal balance. A lack of sleep and exercise can lower your immunity and throw your thyroid out of balance. Exercise acts as an immunity and energy enhancer. It produces immunity enhancing chemicals and boosts the oxygen flow within your body, which helps fight against antigens, says Mary Shomon of

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Steps to Help Find Your Passion!

The Buddhist’s believe that in order to relieve yourself from fear and sorrow you must release passion:

From passion arises sorrow and from passion arises fear. If a man is free from passion, he is free from fear and sorrow.”


Who wants to live without passion?

Passion is what drove Martin Luther King Jr. to help deliver freedom to the people!
Passion is who fought for women rights!
Passion is why you are able to connect to your dreams and makes you feel alive!

You should walk into your fears and use it as drive and direction towards your greatness.
You should accept sorrow and learn from it.
It is not passion or any other quality that causes fear and sorrow; it is people. And it is your duty to use it as a gift, not a vice.

To help reclaim or find your passions, try some of these steps:

1.) Listen and Observe Your Reactions

For a couple of days or a week, try to analyze your feelings towards certain situations. For example, your read a passage in a book and it pops out at you. Why? It may be a trigger to your inner voice. Notice what stimulates you in a passionate way and make a mental note of it.

2.) Write it Down

Make a list of your passions and goals you want to achieve. Make the list thorough. Write down everything that excites you. The list can have 5 to 150 goals; it is whatever you chose! Planting these passions in eye’s view can ignite excitement, passion and action! Small actions can have a surmountable effect.

3.) The Second List

After you have written your goals and feel the passion brewing, continue on to a question list. Ask questions like, whom do you admire or whom do you know that is doing something that you would love to be doing? Why? What is stopping you from doing it? What qualities do you possess that can be beneficial to this? What blockages do you have to stop you from getting there? What can you do to break those blockages and how would breaking them make you feel? If money, time, and energy were not an issue, what would you do in your life and what would you be? What makes you happy? What makes you feel loved? What do you love to do?

Now, answer them! If you come up with more, by all means write them down and answer them. Read it over. Through this list see what your passions and common goals are. Don’t think so hard; just write. Be fluid and let the answers come naturally.

3.) Give it a Try

You don’t always know if something is right or if you like it, until you try it out. Either you try it and want more or try it and chose to move on. The point is to give it a whirl and see if you want to continue. We are consistently changing and sourcing out where your passion lies can be a door opener into your true potential.

4.) Pray or Meditate

This is the time where you get quite and listen to what’s going on—feel what’s going on. Doing pray or meditation delivers a connection with you and your higher spirit. It may not be easy at first but nothing great is accomplished without practice! For prayer focus on a situation, close your eyes and talk either out loud or to yourself. As for meditation, you can focus on the light of a candle or you can count to yourself. This allows for some solid concentration. It may also bring you into a state you have never thought you could go to.

Following your passion will bring you to a place of joy and transport joy to others as well. It takes work to find your passions and takes work to act on them! Keep on going and be resilient. Think about what others have been through and learn to be grateful, even for the fact that you have the eyes to read this blog post! It is not a snap of a finger that gets things done; it is your passion and follow through!

Take care and Live.Connect.Breathe. It!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

How to Accelerate The Heart Rate Naturally

"Get moving," recommends the American Heart Association, "you'll feel better and your healthy depends on it!" To increase your heart rate at a natural state, it is important to do things that not only speed up your heart but also engage your entire body. Exercising, being outdoors and enjoying yourself and others can provide many benefits. As little as 30 minutes of exercise a day can reduce the risk of heart disease, states the American Heart Association.

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The Best Quick Working Exercises at Home

Tabata workouts are designed to be 20 seconds of a full intensity workout followed by 10 seconds of rest. The Tabata workout is four minutes long. The workouts were developed by Izumi Tabata, a Japanese scientist who wanted to increase aerobic activity as well as increase metabolism up to 36 hours after a workout. Tabata is not designed for everyone and workouts can vary. It is important to train and build up your intensity with a certified personal trainer.

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Martin Luther King Jr.: An Eye on the Future

It is the spring of 1961, and in the kitchen of a safe house in Montgomery, Alabama, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. looks tense, perhaps worried. As a volunteer bends his ear, the 32-year-old civil rights leader glances toward one of the 17 students hunkered down with him -- fresh-faced college kids who, moved by King's message of racial equality, have risked their very lives. The past two weeks have been harrowing for these young people -- the "Freedom Riders," they are called -- as they inch across the state on integrated buses, their numbers diminished at every stop in the face of arrests, bloody mob beatings, fire-bombings. There to capture the mood in the room as the group plans its next brave move -- a ride into Jackson, Mississippi -- is LIFE photographer Paul Schutzer, who covered the "Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom" four years earlier and had seen firsthand the kind of courage and determination King could inspire in his followers. Now, nearly 50 years after these Freedom Rides and in celebration of King's birthday, presents never-seen photos taken by Schutzer, tracking King and the nation-changing movement he led, from the monuments of Washington to the streets of the Deep South.

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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

"No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they'd die for."

Thank you,


Monday, January 17, 2011

What To Do To Lose The Last Few Stubborn Pounds!

Those last few stubborn pounds can be a nuisance. Certain exercises, nutrition and outdoors activities can make those hard-to-lose pounds fall off. and body transformation expert Stephen Cabral say to form a healthy habit don't give up; there is no need to do marathon workouts. Do 30 minutes a day and pick things that you enjoy doing. Scheduling exercise, your nutritional plan and doing something outside can help you shed those last few pounds.

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The Value of Push Ups

The push-up is an exercise that has proven itself worthy and has shown results. "You are just using your own body and your body's weight," says Steve G. Estes, a physical education professor and dean of the college of professional studies at Missouri Western State University, in "The New York Times." Push-ups come in different styles and you barely need any equipment to receive their benefits.

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

How To Overcome Weight Loss

Trying to achieve weight loss can be a burden or even a hassle, and to overcome it, you must take action. Remember: You have the control. Hive Health Media writer Sean Dent, a registered nurse and fitness athletic trainer, notes: "Food and eating are not the enemy. More often than not, it's the mind-numbing psychological battle at the root of our evils." As humans, we need to eat to live, not live to eat, Dent says.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Best Cardio Workouts For Abs

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Good Afternoon!

It is a sunny day here in CT, but the snow is still bright and white. I walked outside to get a breath of fresh air and piles upon piles of snow rise like hills at the end of my sidewalk and driveway. I looked up to see the rest of the street and my neighbors have the same situation. Not a fan, but I do appreciate the beauty.

Oh, and in case your guys didn't hear the earth and sun are slowly moving, and apparently so are our zodiac signs. Moreover, there may be a thirteenth zodiac sign named Ophiuchus. Can you believe it? The earth's alignment with the sun has changed since the last 3,000 years when astrology first began, thus creating this addition and shift. Here is the new purported list:

Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18 - May 13
Taurus: May 13 - June 21
Gemini: June 21 - July 20
Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20

To me this makes perfect sense, I never quite pictured or resonated with my virgo sign. However, I do connect, and believe I fit more as a Leo. And those who are in my life, fit there new signs to the T as well. If it is true and comes out to be accurate--I can live with it ;). Although, if this is happening, imagine what else can be on the way? That can be a different blog post!

Just wanted to share that with you.

Take care and more posts are coming!



Friday, January 14, 2011

Apple Cider, Kelp, Vitamin B6 & Lecithin for Weight Loss

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Nutritional Value of Mangosteen Fruit

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Water Therapy Diet

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Muira Puama to Treat Acne

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Holistic Diet Cleanse

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The IVU Technique

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Diet for Joint Health

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The Best Women's Workout Plans for the Fastest Weight Loss

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Hello! Hola! An nyoung ha seh yo! <--In Korean! ;)

I have to say, I am very excited about this venture and want to say thank you to all of my people who still follow LCB! Can’t wait to hear from you!

When I decided to stop writing for LCB, it was due to my hectic schedule in Asia and the fact that I was heading back to the states. Back to the good old U.S.A., after being away for two years, was not all it was cracked up to be. However as time, jet lag and aftershock of “am I really back,” started to straighten out, I slowly started to appreciate certain freedoms of the American culture. Choices such as language, mannerisms and diversity were among my many admirations of the US. As for everything else, well that is a whole other blog post!

I have comfortably set myself up in my new humble abode with my baby (not an actual baby, my partner ;), a pretty sleek SUV, and a few new golden jobs in writing and coaching—I feel content. Although there is a slight sentiment that seems to be lurking around and in me. I can’t quite figure it out but I feel as though it may be something big! It will come in its due time, just have to continue with the action! It is all about action friends—each step you take should put you closer to your goals, your dreams and your true purpose! It may not always be easy but it will always have a result. You just need to make sure the result is what you're looking for. Patience is a gift that takes a long time to master, but just like any balancing act, it requires action!

On that note my readers—in a sense, my friends—here is what is going to happen. LCB is a catalyst. It will be a blog for parts of my future books, an advocate for my writing jobs and a speaker on issues relating to nutrition, health, wellness, travel, lifestyle choices and more. A blog for inspirational motivation and of course, a Q&A floor board. So any questions, ask away and if you want to take a closer look at me you can visit my website Live.Connect.Breathe. or email me. Please, by all means, comment on the blog! I would love to hear from you.

Let the journey begin.

With much love,