The Bark – A Healthy Living Blog

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By: Rebecca Tolin
What if you could eat more and gain less weight? Or eat at a different time and feel more energy? It may sound like a gimmick, but 5,000 years of wisdom show us that living in tune with nature can help balance our weight, blossom our energy and clear our minds. With Ayurveda, yoga's sister science and arguably the oldest recorded medical system on the planet, it's not just what we eat, but when we eat it.

"Lunch, Ayurvedically, is designed to be the main meal of the day," says Mark Bunn, a Maharishi Ayurveda practitioner and author of "Ancient Wisdom for Modern Health."...

Somewhere in Turkey lives this fish who thinks it’s a dog. Watch as it plays with the man, gets rubbed, gets thrown, then comes back for more. 

Almost all people, who experience kidney stones, claim that it is the worst pain that have ever experienced.

Once you get kidney stones, the chances of them returning after treatment are pretty big. Therefore, prevention is always the best cure.

The key advice from doctors is to drink at least 2 liters of fluids during the day. Huge amount of fluids, especially water and unsweetened teas, reduce the chances of kidney stones occurrence by 50%.

The reason why water is so effective is because it is cleansing the entire body, and parts of the stones can be removed easily without being collected as sludge.

Doctors also...

It is the season of flu and cold, and coughing is undoubtedly the most annoying obstacle in having a normal and peaceful day. It occurs as a defensive system the body use to get rid of toxins in respiratory tract.

You can buy different syrups and cough-relieving medicines, but still, natural syrups are more efficient, they are easy to prepare and anyone can afford this gift of nature.

We recommend you to prepare this powerful syrup, using the following ingredients:

200 g/16 tbsp brown sugar
200 ml/ 0.8 cups  water (7 oz)
1 tsp flax seed
1 tsp sage
1 tsp marshmallow (althaea officialis)
1 diced lemon

You can Buy Sage...

Post-Workout Drink:

Forget coconut water. Athletes swear by pickle juice's scientifically proven benefits to exercise recovery. In one 2010 study, pickle juice halted post-workout muscle cramps in 85 seconds. That, plus its electrolyte-restoring powers has even yielded Pickle Juice Sport - a dill-flavored sports drink. But really, most athletes stick to good old Vlasic!

PMS Remedy:
For those same reasons, pickle juice is widely used as a cure for menstrual cramps. It may also prevent you from eating four bags of potato chips in one day. Not that we ever did that. That was a friend.

Potato Pick-Me-Up:
Add a heavy splash of...

“If we’re on the same team, we’d better start acting like it.”   This is just one of the wisdom quotes from Kid President.  I just “met” him for the first time today.   With elections going on across the country and final votes being tallied tomorrow, all I hear from adults is their desire for it to be over.  Many are so tired of all of the hype and the backstabbing and untruths that instead of getting out there and voting, they are throwing in the proverbial towel and NOT voting at all.   They’ve lost all hope in finding a real, honest and honorable politician – anywhere.

So believing that there is hope for the...

in on Nov 03, 2014 .

Huge Study links Aspartame to Major Problems, Sales Drop...

As concerns about health epidemics plague the nation, demand and sales of diet soda have plunged as consumers try to make better choices. As we reported yesterday, aspartame–the main sweetener for diet soda–is one of the most dangerous ingredients used in our food supply, causing seizures and a host of other health issues.

In a new study done over ten years and sampling 60,000 women, it was shown that women who drink two or more diet drinks a day have much higher cardiovascular disease rates and are more likely to die from the disease.

Compared to women who...

Time’s new cover story is all about how fat isn’t the devil—and we couldn't be more excited.

“We have known for some time that fats found in vegetables like olives and in fish like salmon can actually protect against heart disease,” reads the story. “Now it’s becoming clear that even the saturated fat found in a medium-rare steak or slab of butter—public health enemies Nos. 1 and 2—has a more complex and, in some cases, benign effect on the body than previously thought.”

Here, here! At Women's Health, we’ve been working for some time now to get women eating fat—and not just the...