5 Health Benefits of Hemp that People Don’t Know About

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Every time someone mentions the cannabis plant, we instantly associate it with concepts like “illegal” and “drugs” but that’s just because we know so little about the cannabis plant. There are two main types of ingredients found in the plant and they are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). While marijuana plants are grown specifically for extracting the psychoactive substance THC, hemp is grown under conditions that increase its CBD content. As CBD is perfectly legal and has no psychoactive effects whatsoever, it’s often used in popular and beneficial pet supplements such as Canna-Pet to boost overall health in dogs and cats. Some of those benefits of hemp supplements apply to human beings as well and that’s exactly what we are going to take a look at now.

Slow Digestion

The effect of hemp on the human digestive system is quite unique as it slows down the digestion process. Granted, it may not really sound like an advantage or benefit right away, it is actually immensely helpful for a number of reasons. The fiber and the protein are responsible for slowing down digestion, which prevents sudden blood sugar spikes. It also provides our bodies with a steady flow of energy, keeping us active throughout the day. The energizing effect of hemp ingestion is beneficial to one and all, but it’s particularly helpful for those that suffer from diabetes and other blood glucose related disorders.

Losing Weight

Not that CBD directly makes you lose weight, but it definitely helps if you’re trying to cut down on portions and junk food in particular. As explained in the previous point, CBD helps in slowing down digestion and this curbs your hunger. A few sprinkles of hemp with your breakfast or lunch can keep you full for a long time, thereby eliminating the need to snack in-between meals.

Cardiovascular Health

Omega-3 fatty acids are clinically proven to lower blood pressure and the chances of developing heart disease; since hemp is rich in omega–3, cardiovascular health is improved by default. Although it has not been established beyond all doubts yet, some studies indicate that hemp could even act as a deterrent towards neurodegenerative diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s.

Healthy Skin and Hair

Also rich in Omega–6 fatty acids, hemp consumption on a regular basis can improve the quality of one’s skin, hair, and even bones.

Neurological and Muscular Improvements

In sharp contrast to the effects of marijuana, Cannabidiols actually help to increase our mental awareness, brain functionality, muscular, and neurological coordination. The fact that hemp is also rich in essential amino acids contributes to better regeneration, healing, and maintenance of the internal organs and general muscle tissues as well.

Often hailed as both a potential “miracle plant” and as the most misunderstood herb of all time, cannabis still holds many mysteries which modern medical science is continuously trying to unveil. In the meantime, hemp as a dietary supplement is already providing a lot of the benefits that we never previously knew would be coming from the same plant that gave us weed!

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BPI Sports Canada

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WHAT BPI DOES

BPI SPORTS WAS BUILT ON THE UNIQUE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT UNITES US ALL:

The desire to be better versions of ourselves. We look beyond the supplements and products, getting straight to the core of what helps you succeed, and we’re with you from the start to the finish with the best plans and nutritional products that work as hard as you do. BPI can help you reach your goals – whatever they may be.

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6 Ways to Diminish your Chemical Intake

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According to research, there are over 82,000 synthetic chemicals in the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the things that surround us or come directly in contact with our skin. Such chemicals include phthalates, PCBs, and Bisphenol A among others. This awareness should push us to find ways to diminish our chemical intake. Reducing the amount of chemical load and the number of toxins we carry is vital. However, you can make the decision to live a cleaner life by diminishing your chemical intake in the following ways:

Using Health and Beauty Products with Fewer Chemicals

Your skin is an organ too. As such, it absorbs everything that you put on it. Therefore, it is important to use bathing, grooming and beauty products that do not contain any harsh chemicals or ingredients. Most makeup products contain phthalates and Triclosan, two endocrine disruptors that should be avoided. 

Invest in products such as OZNaturals Vitamin C Facial Wash. This is a vitamin C cleanser that will help to refine and rejuvenate your skin. It contains all the right ingredients and also works on sun spots or discolouration on your face. Remember, if you can’t eat it, don’t buy it!

Clean your Shower Regularly

While this seems like an unorthodox method of diminishing your chemical intake, cleaning your shower regularly is important in getting rid of the excessive chlorine that gets stuck on your shower after using the hot water. Chlorine is commonly used in municipal water, therefore, you risk breathing it day after day if the shower is not regularly cleaned.

Invest in Houseplants

Plants are well-suited for processing chemicals such as formaldehyde and benzene that are found in our indoor environment. Spider plants, golden pothos, and English ivy will purify the air you breathe and prevent you from inhaling any unnecessary chemicals or toxins. Plants are more dependable than air purifiers, which are also made of chemicals.

Avoid all Conventional Cleaners

Conventional cleaners have a high percentage of strong chemicals. It is important to remember that a cleaner house is not a healthier house. In order to avoid inhaling dangerous fragrances, only go for plant-based alternative cleaners. Ingredients such as white vinegar and borax can still get the job done. Conventional cleaners are expensive and are also associated with an increased risk of asthma

Open your Windows Daily

It is important to open your windows daily, especially after you shower. This lets much-needed fresh air into your home. Many people fail to realize that indoor air quality can be worse than outdoor air. Let in the sunshine. After all, it is the perfect anti-bacterial agent.

Choose Natural Fibers

Look around your house. Chemicals are found in household dust and account for 30% of the weight in synthetic form. Therefore, you should choose natural furniture, fiber rugs, and carpets if possible. While natural fiber can be expensive, it is well worth the cost.

Taking steps to reduce your own chemical load will also reduce the chemical load of those around you. Your health should always come first at all times. Taking good care of your body is paramount to your overall wellness. Your immediate environment, the products you use, and what you expose yourself to every day can either add or diminish your chemical intake.

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Toronto Pro SuperShow Expo 2017

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Join the Nutrition Club for the Toronto Pro SuperShow Expo on May 27th & 28th!

Toronto Pro SuperShow Expo Details

The 2017 Toronto Pro SuperShow will showcase more than 100 booths of the latest sports equipment, apparel and nutrition. The EXPO will host several sporting competitions, events, feature several guest speakers and industry celebrities.

The Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Exhibition Halls in the North Building. It is Canada’s largest health and fitness exposition. It showcases leading businesses and organizations with the latest trends in the industry. The Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO is a must-see attraction at $20.00 per day; is a great value for the level of sport entertainment.

ExpoStage

The EXPO Stage hosts the Toronto Pro SuperShow IFBB Pro Judging, Absolute Touch/Muscle Memory Women’s & Men’s Model Searches, Armwrestling Finals along with a series of entertainment and guest speakers.

Sports and Events

The Toronto Pro SuperShow EXPO will be hosting Battle of the Gyms Obstacle Course; Women & Men Model Searches and Pro Wrestling, Powerlifting, Weightlifting, Armwrestling, Amateur Strongman, Crossfit, Pole Fitness, Calisthenic, and IFBB Pro Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Physique Competitions.

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How to Reduce the Risk of Serious Hair Loss

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Whatever the length, color or style, hair is something most people invest time and money in to make it look as good as possible. When thick, shiny hair is the ultimate goal, signs of hair loss can be devastating for even the most confident people.

Unfortunately, around a third of the population will experience some level of hair thinning or loss, many of them women. In some cases, this is unavoidable due to genetics or medical conditions. In others it is triggered, or worsened, by factors that can be controlled. Losing between 50-100 strands of hair a day is considered perfectly normal, but any more than that is a strong warning signal.

Whatever the reason, at the first signs of hair loss or thinning it is possible to take action to try to halt or dramatically slow the process. Opportunities to reduce the risk of hair loss come in many forms, some simple and some requiring medical supervision, but all offer hope to anyone keen to help turn things around.

Serious Hair Loss

Review Your Hair Care Routine

Be honest; do you take the time to read the ingredients list and buy shampoo made by a company you trust, or go straight for the cheapest on the shelf at the drugstore, regardless? Choosing products that are mild, gentle, and designed to suit the type of hair you have, helps reduce breakage.

Stay away from hair dryers and other hair styling appliances, as overheating your scalp can damage hair follicles; save them for special occasions instead.

Wear Your Hair Loose

Styles that pull at your scalp leave hair vulnerable to stretching and snapping at the roots, causing permanent damage to the hair follicle. Try wearing it down or in a loose style, and switch things out every day or two.

Feed Your Hair

Hair is a living thing that needs vitamins and minerals as much as any other part of the body. Eating a varied and healthy diet will help your hair stay healthy.

Nurture Your Hair and Scalp Naturally

Plan a weekly hair and head massage using coconut, olive or almond oil. Use your fingertips to apply light pressure as you massage the oil into your hair and scalp.

Exploit Onions!

Onion juice can help improve circulation and combat inflammation, factors thought to trigger hair loss. Grate and squeeze a raw onion to extract the juice, apply the liquid to your scalp and leave for thirty minutes before rinsing and shampooing as usual. Studies suggest this is a very effective method of stimulating hair re-growth in problem areas.

Try a Trustworthy Product

Maximize your chances of beating hair loss by incorporating a medically approved anti-hair loss product into your action plan. Something like the FDA approved Scalp Med is a well-reviewed topical treatment with decent success rates and positive reviews.

There are no quick fixes available to avoid or overcome hair loss issues, but with commitment and dedication there are plenty of positive and useful things you can do. Make the most of everything on offer to improve your chances of success.

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Hair Loss and Women

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Are you tired of seeing more of your hair on your brush and shower floor than you think should be there? If so, what are some of the things you can do about it? A good way to think of your hair is to think about a flower garden. How and if the flowers grow in the garden are a direct result of what is going on underneath the surface. The same concept applies to hair growth. Your hair’s growth is related to what is going on inside of your body.

Like a garden, a normal hair cycle should result in the growth of hair at the end. Hair growth cycles are extremely important because if there is a hiccup in one or two cycles, the entire process can result in the loss of hair and that is something that women definitely do not want.

There is an extensive list of things that can affect hair growth including:

  • Medication
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Illness
  • Chemicals

Hair cycles are dynamic, and any interruption can cause a cycle to get off track.

Although hair loss appears to be a problem that is more prevalent in men, women between the ages of 50 and 60 also often experience hair loss. In fact, women of any age can experience hair loss and this is what leads many to look for a quality thin hair treatment.

Hair Growth Cycles

The hair growth cycle is made of three separate cycles known as anagen, catagen and telogen. At any given time, over 90% of the hair on a woman’s head is in the anagen phase, also known as the growth phase. This phase can last up to eight years.

The transition, or catagen, phase may last up to one month. During this phase, the follicles shrink. The hair rests in the last, or telogen, phase.

This means that most of the hair on a woman’s head is growing, and only around 10% of the hair is in the resting phase.

Hair Loss

It is common to lose up to 100 strands of hair on a daily basis. When you wash your hair, you may lose over 200 strands at one time. However, this doesn’t mean you should stop washing your hair because it will fall out sooner or later.

If you do not want to count strands every day, there are some simple ways to tell if your hair is thinning. One thing that you can do is look at your pillow as soon as you wake up. Substantial amounts of hair on your pillow or clumps of hair on your brush or comb can indicate your hair may be thinning.

Bloodwork can confirm a cause for your hair loss, and can also determine if you have a thyroid issue or if an autoimmune disorder is the cause of your thinning hair.

Other Culprits

Genetics and over manipulation of the hair can also cause hair loss. If you suspect over manipulation is causing your hair to become thinner, you can start to reverse the process by avoiding hair dyes, blow dryers, flat irons and brushes.

Also avoid hairstyles that can place excess pressure on the strands like cornrows or ponytails. These are the styles that can cause traction alopecia.

Fortunately, hair growth can return when these issues are addressed and resolved. However, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist if you suspect something is awry with your hair.

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7 Dietary Habits You Should Develop For Consistent Weight Loss

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Whenever people broach the topic of weight loss, changing or adjusting one’s diet always comes up as one of the major factors that will aid the whole process. Many people often think taking up a healthier diet is such a radical thing and they will have to be confined to eating ‘boring’ food for the rest of their lives.

This is a common misconception that has led to many people to turn their backs on changing their diet and only focus on working out to lose weight. While this will work, it will not be as effective as it would be if you incorporated some dietary habits to your regimen.

The key is adapting to a healthy diet and making small changes which eventually turn into significant changes. You should remain consistent and adopt a routine that is realistic and achievable.

Here are some dietary habits that you can introduce to your lifestyle in order to achieve adequate weight loss results.

Hydrate

Water is not only essential for weight loss; it is also an integral element in the makeup of the body.  Drinking water helps the body to keep functioning at the required level and also keeps the metabolism process going.

Water can significantly aid the weight loss process as regular intake helps the body in burning calories. Experts recommend that you should take 8 to 12 glasses daily for better results. They also recommend a glass of water before meals to aid in reducing your appetite.

Eat Breakfast

The first thing you should think about once you get out of bed in the morning is breakfast. Breakfast is an important meal of the day as it helps you jumpstart your body in the morning and keep active through the rest of the day.

Studies have shown that many of the people who have a problem with overeating are people who miss breakfast. This essentially leads to making poor food choices and overeating during the day to compensate for the missed meal.

Eat a healthy and adequate portion of breakfast in the morning to eliminate the possibility of over indulging through the rest of the day’s meals.

Eat Up to Five small portioned meals during the day

When the body goes for more than 3 hours without food, the levels of Cortisol- stress hormone – increase in the body. This hormone then signals the body to reserve fat in the stomach area.

You are advised to eat small healthy meals and snacks during the day so as to avoid the increment of the stress hormone levels in the body. Meals should also not be skipped within the day. You could also drink smoothies or supplement snacks with protein powder that help to keep your energy levels high through the day.

Studies reveal that using small sized plates and bowls help in reducing meal portions.

Stick to a consistent menu

During weight loss, the body thrives on predictability. Create a menu that has meals which provide the body with the required nutrients and also a realistic one that you will remain maintain consistency with.

Sticking to a menu helps your body to anticipate and get used to the meal intake and thereby make the metabolism process efficient.

Snack on whole meals

Whole meals like oats and sesame cereals help the body to maintain or increase the metabolic rate. However, the body should not be deprived of calories too quickly.  It is important to note that you can incorporate healthy calories that have nutritional benefits to your diet.

Weaning the body off addictive calories should be a gradual process in order to eliminate the possibility of complications.

Have some cheat days

Once in a while, you can treat your body to cheat days to your favourite meals, only learn to do it with discipline. Portion your meals and make use of these cheat days to celebrate your weight loss success, however big or small it is.

Remember, small steps always lead to significant changes over time.

Plan your meals

Experts reveal that planning your meals beforehand reduces the possibility of deviating from your healthy lifestyle and settling for terrible meal choices.

Using the menu, take a day to prepare all your meals for the week, use Tupperware to put your meals and label them for each day. Prepare all your smoothies and protein powder combinations in time to face the week as well.

Conclusion

Weight loss should not be a dreadful thing. Incorporating these easy tips with a workout, patience, consistency and a positive attitude, will give you the results you have always dreamed of.


Olivia Jones

Olivia writes on health and food at Every Nutrient! She’s written a whole other bunch of articles that deals with health and fitness foods for people from all walks of life. Every Nutrient focuses on effective changes that you can make to live a healthy and fulfilled life!

 

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