Posts

Showing posts with the label different ways to do intermittent fasting

Spiritual Gemstones And Their Meanings

Image
Many people, including myself as of recent, turn to crystals for their healing properties. I'm a firm believer that gemstones and crystals are full of elemental energy. These precious stones help channel our true intentions and when placed in certain areas of the body, can provide mental and physical benefits. I personally use my crystals when I need to create alignment and balance within my body's energy field. I keep two jade stones in my office for focus and to help reduce stress. I recently went to a cool shop along the beach in Monterey, CA. There were crystals and gemstones everywhere and I was so overwhelmed. I picked a few that stood out to me and decided to study what their meaning and intentions were. Amethyst This is one of my favorites aesthetically. Amethyst is a spiritual healing stone widely used in meditation. It can help reduce anxiety, protect against fear, instill calmness and alleviate feelings of guilt. Amethyst stones tend to be lilac or purple in color. H

How to do Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is used in a lot of new and old diet programs and restricts that amount of time you're allowed to eat. Studies show that there are a number of health benefits to intermittent fasting whether you're doing it for religious or health reasons. When we fast, our bodies begin changing hormone levels and jump-start cellular repair to access stored body fat quicker. This process causes a decrease in insulin levels and an increase in human growth hormone to help facilitate fat burning. By reducing insulin resistance, you lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. It can also reduce oxidative stress and inflammation. Oxidative stress and inflammation in the body causes chronic diseases and aging. The part about intermittent fasting that becomes confusing is knowing when to eat and when not to eat.  The 16/8 Method This method I've found works best for me. With this method, you would eat during an 8 hour window and fast every day for 16 hours (including while y