“Natural” Fake Tan Is A Reality With Eco Tan article image by Devi MatsSunless tanning has always been a struggle for a lot of men and women. It was introduced as a safer alternative to sunbathing, but the tedious and painstaking process involved in tanning without the sun proves to be a more difficult feat altogether. Eco Tan introduces easy, painless, and safe sunless tanning with the help of nature. Read on to find out more!

Is Organic Fake Tan Possible?

Beautiful brown skin may seem impossible to achieve with the self tanning products and services that we currenltly have on the market. There are far too many freak accidents with the use of tanning beds and tanning salons seem to be offering cheap sunless tanning services with horrendously fake tan results.

Of course, pharmacies and beauty counters are never without fake tan products. Sadly, a large percentage of these tanning formulations contain artificial dyes, synthetic ingredients, and nasty smells that make them more suitable in the dumpster than applied on the skin.

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For centuries people have been searching for the fountain of youth. Although this is in itself a fantasy you can increase your chances of living longer by making a few adjustments to the way you eat. Basically it all boils down to one factor diet. The old saying “you are what you eat” holds true when it comes to anti-aging. Eating better is the key to better health and increasing your chances of living longer.

What do we mean by eating better? Here are a few points:

  • Cutting down our salt, and pure sugar intake
  • Cutting down but not eliminating carbohydrates
  • Eating more of these foods:
    Fruits
    Vegetables
    Legumes and lentils (peas, beans) etc
    Whole grain breads, rice and cereals
    All fish except for shell fish

Added to this list are foods that give extra boosts of phytochemicals that help the immune system and a variety of body functions. Blueberries, cranberries and strawberries all contain phytochemicals. These are readily available in grocery stores. However to get the benefit of the phytochemicals, these berries must be vine ripened and picked within the last 48 hours. You can also grow these small fruit trees and shrubs yourself and enjoy that fresh from the garden taste.

Other “super foods” include:

  • Chlorella, is a small green algae which is loaded with, proteins, carbohydrates, all of the B vitamins, vitamins C and E, amino, enzymes and rare trace minerals
  • Spirulina is a complete plant based protein that helps the auto immune system. It also contains trace mineral contents it helps with blood sugar maintenance and brain function.
  • Sea vegetables (like seaweed), this would include seaweeds like kelp.
  • Broccoli Sprouts, you can get these at many grocery stores in the produce section or at the health food store.
  • Quinoa is a grain protein and is a good source of fiber and complex carbohydrates.
  • Soybeans and soy products like tofu or soymilk. These are also available in the produce section of the grocery store.
  • Flax seed- this is a good source of Omega-3 oils, which are helpful in heart conditions.

Diet is very important when it comes to anti-aging and with these suggestions you can easily make a few adjustments to your diet. At first it is a little hard to adjust but once you get into good eating habits you will feel better and look better. Plus you will be able to have more energy to do the things you want to do and get more out of life. Research has proven that when you add exercise to healthy eating you can indeed prolong your life by just a few simple changes to your lifestyle.

There has been a groundbreaking discovery in the field of health and nutrition. Though it has been featured in the media and become an underground buzz, it is still generally unknown. It is the anti-aging and health re-vitalizing power of a little Brazilian fruit, now declared the new #1 superfood: the acai berry.

Before this recent finding the blueberry was acclaimed as the most nutrient rich food. It had been recognized for its extremely powerful antioxidant properties.

Antioxidants are essential for full body health. In the natural process of the body’s workings, cells are constantly metabolizing. This creates byproducts called free radicals. Free radicals are molecules missing an electron. A free radical will seek to stabilize itself and by stealing an electron from a healthy cell. This creates yet another free radical, causing more cell damage. The process snowballs as we age and eventually we begin to feel its effects at around age 35 or 40 – the domino effect of untreated massive cell damage. Things begin to go wrong.

As the unchecked flow of free radicals damages cells we begin to see degeneration, aging and disease. Free radicals can invade a cell wall, damage the DNA, and begin the process that can start cancer. They can invade the cell and cause the mitochondria, the powerhouse of the cell, to slow down or stop working altogether. Depending on where this happens, it can disrupt many of the body’s natural systems – from neuronal firing to hormonal balance.

Antioxidants are molecules loaded with extra free electrons. By providing the body with a powerful source of external antioxidants, the free radicals are now able to stabilize themselves by getting their electron from the antioxidants instead of from your cells. This prevents further cell damage.

The blueberry is packed with anthocyanins, an antioxidant phytonutrient which is a far more powerful source of antioxidants than Vitamins A and E. Anthocyanins have been shown to neutralize free radical damage which can result in so many health conditions, such as cataracts, varicose veins, peptic ulcers, heart disease, cancer – the list goes on and on.

Blueberries have been recognized as being far more powerful in supplying antioxidants than wine. Now they have been replaced as the #1 nutrient rich, antioxidant packed anti-aging superfood by the acai berry (pronounced ah-sigh-ee).

The acai berry contains the same antioxidant phytonutrients as blueberries, anthocyanins, except in FAR greater amounts. Blueberries have been shown to deliver 38% more anthocyanins than red wine. The acai berry has been shown to be an antioxidant 33 times more powerful than red wine and 5 times more powerful than ginko biloba.

Dr. Nicholas Perricone in his new book the Perricone Promise calls the acai berry the most perfect food on the planet. It rates #1 on his list of recommendations of the top ten ingredients to look and feel younger, enjoy revitalized health and decelerate the aging process.

The acai berry is also very unique, being packed with so many nutrients. It has amino acids, which is unheard of in fruits and vegetables in North America. It has the protein content of an egg, the essential fatty acids of olive oil and is rich in the A and B vitamins. It is a ‘multivitamin’ food!

Ingesting it has incredible health benefits. Even if you are healthy you will probably notice positive effects as you introduce a more balanced nutrition to your body, including increased energy and mental clarity.

Antioxidants have been recognized as an essential part of our diet in order to restore our health and prevent future disease. Now we have access to the most powerful antioxidant ever discovered. This can take our health to whole new levels.

What is the best way of adding the exotic acai berry to your diet? The best delivery of an antioxidant is ideally in liquid form, so look for a juice product. Look for a company that responsibly helps to conserve the Brazilian rainforest. Ideally the company is one that is closest to the source, harvesting and processing in Brazil. Make sure the company has the highest quality pharmacological processing in order to ensure that you are getting the best product, and the best results.

If you think running is the only exercise that can help you lose weight, consider yoga exercise for weight loss. You might think of yoga as something you do while sitting still. It doesn’t seem strenuous enough to help with weight loss, does it?

Yoga can help you lose weight, no matter which kind of yoga you do. There are many different forms of yoga, and not all of them are the best exercise for weight loss if you do them and nothing else. But combined with other exercises, yoga can help speed your weight loss and more quickly improve your health.

And then there are the forms of yoga that actually give you a great cardiovascular workout. These are more aerobic, and you will sweat when you do them. They raise your heart rate and your respiration because they are yoga poses combined with quicker movements.

This type of yoga is often known as power yoga or hot yoga. Hot yoga is often done in a classroom setting in a room with a higher temperature than normal. This makes the yoga exerciser sweat more. Whether this wedding can help or not is a subject of debate. But the heart rate raising exercise definitely helps with weight loss.

The form of yoga exercise that helps most with weight loss is called flow yoga, or more formally Vinyasa yoga. There are several different styles of yoga even under the Vinyasa umbrella. Hot yoga is this type of yoga done in a hot room, for instance.

Of the different types of Vinyasa yoga exercise, one of the most popular is Ashtanga yoga. This form of yoga combines several very athletic movements. The poses are still the same as someone might do in a very calm and slow paced workout.

The chief difference between traditional yoga poses in a workout of this type is the movements between the poses. Instead of holding a pose for a very long time and then slowly transitioning to a new pose, the poses are held more briefly. The movements between them are more athletic.

If you’ve never done yoga before, don’t try to start out with power yoga classes. Regular yoga in the beginner level will still help you lose weight. Yoga is excellent for making you more flexible and toning your muscles.

You might look at yoga poses and think it couldn’t possibly be exercise, but it is. Holding the poses requires muscle control and balance. Improving these things will help your body burn fat more efficiently.

Traditional yoga also makes it easier for you to do aerobic exercise. The more you tone and sculpt your muscles, the stronger you become. You’ll be able to do your aerobic exercises more easily and for longer periods of time.

If you’re familiar with traditional yoga and can do it fairly well, then try a beginner power yoga class. Taking a class is the best way to learn yoga exercise for weight loss, so you know you’ll be doing it correctly.

Yoga is becoming a more and more popular activity in the Western world today. The number of places holding Yoga classes is on the increase and there is a plethora of different types of Yoga. With a choice of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and many more it can be easy to get confused
The article will help you to understand the difference between the most popular types of Yoga so you can choose which type is right for you.

Hatha Yoga – in Sanskrit (an ancient classical language of India) “Ha” means “sun” and “tha” means “moon”. This type of Yoga is relatively slow paced, gentle type of Yoga and is a good place to start if you are completely new to Yoga and don’t know any of the asanas (poses). Like all types of Yoga, Hatha Yoga aims to unite the mind, body and spirit.

Ashtanga Yoga – this is the type of Yoga that I practice on a regular basis and means “eight limbs” in Sanskrit. It’s a fast moving, intense style of Yoga practice and is based on a progressive set sequence of asanas, synchronized with the breath. Ashtanga Yoga can be quite physically demanding as you constantly move from one asana in the sequence to the next, so you’ll find that it will improve your stamina as well as your flexibility and strength..

Power Yoga – this is a western interpretation of Yoga and is based on Ashtanga Yoga. A Power Yoga class may not necessarily stick to the exact sequence of poses like Ashtanga Yoga does, but it does involve practicing a series of poses without stopping and starting.

Iyengar Yoga – This type of Yoga is based on teachings by B.K.S Igengar and concentrates on the correct alignment and form of the body. Unlike Ashtanga Yoga, there is an emphasis on holding each pose for a long period of time rather than moving constantly from one pose to the next. Iyengar Yoga uses props such as blocks and straps to help align the body into the different poses.

Vinyasa Yoga – Vinyasa means breath synchronized movement and is another fast paced type of Yoga, with an emphasis on breathing. A practice typically starts with sun salutations and moves on to more intense stretching. Throughout the practice each pose is balanced with a counter pose.

Bikram Yoga – otherwise known as “Hot Yoga”, is practiced in a room heated to 105 degrees, with a humidity of around 40%. Generally a sequence of 26 different poses is practiced during a Bikram Yoga class and the hot temperature helps to loosen muscles. Due to the high temperature most people sweat a lot during the class and this helps to cleanse the body of toxins.

If you’re just starting out or have never done any Yoga before, I recommend trying a few different types of yoga to find out what you like best.

Remember, there’s no rule that says you have to stick to one type of Yoga. I like Ashtanga Yoga best, but I also go to occasional Iyengar and Hatha Yoga classes for a bit of variety.