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Asif Walji

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What Everyone Should Know About Essential Oils

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September 22, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - What Everyone Should Know About Essential Oils

When you are using essential oils for aromatherapy, natural remedies, cooking, or personal care, it's important that you research the type of oil you're getting to make sure that you're using the highest quality possible. Not all the essential oils you see for sale on the internet or in stores are necessarily as pure as you may want. In order to make a more informed decision about which essential oil will work best for you, it’s necessary that you understand that there are several types of essential oils, and some are much better than others.

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Topics: Stress, Beauty, Wellness

Why Smart Moms Use Chlorella To Detox

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August 7, 2015 at 11:27 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - Why Smart Moms Use Chlorella To Detox

If you’re pregnant, you must be looking for the highest quality in prenatal vitamins to make sure that your precious one gets the best nutrition.  You choose nourishing and healthy foods that are nutrient-rich and organic as much as possible.  After all, you have a growing life inside of you and your baby is relying on you to get the much needed nourishment he or she needs to grow a healthy brain and body.
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Topics: Diet, Nutrition, Women's Health, Wellness

The Beginners Guide to Nootropics

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September 4, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - The Beginners Guide to Nootropics

So, you’re a newbie to nootropics…maybe you’re so new that you’re asking yourself “what in the heck are nootropics?”  It’s a good question.  When it comes to health, we may talk about cardiovascular fitness or weight loss.   You might consider how to eat healthier or you may even spend a small fortune on skin care products.  Indeed, health can be seen from many perspectives, but how often do you consider your brain’s health.  If my own thoughts are any indication, you probably don’t put much thought at all into brain health – but why not?  It is, after all, the most important organ when it comes to your drives, ambitions, and motivations – including those surrounding health.

So, nootropics then, what are they?  Essentially, nootropics are natural or synthetic compounds that are known to improve general cognitive abilities such as:

  • Memory
  • Attention
  • Focus
  • Alertness
  • Motivation
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Topics: Nootropics, Ebook

The Surprising Fact Dr. Oz Didn't Mention About Forskolin

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July 21, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - The Surprising Fact Dr. Oz Didn't Mention About Forskolin

Anytime Dr. Oz mentions a magical ingredient on his show, health stores and people explode with enthusiasm based on his claims about how an ingredient truly works. Most recently, Dr. Oz mentioned an ingredient called Forskolin and how it can work for weight loss. What he may have not told you is that there are zero studies that prove Forskolin can aid in weight loss (you can read more about that here). What Forskolin can be used for, and what studies have shown, is that Forskolin is beneficial for cognitive functions. Yes – for your memory and brain.

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Topics: Nootropics

4 Reasons to Give Raw Milk a Try

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July 10, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - 4 Reasons to Give Raw Milk a Try

"All I want is a tall, cold glass of milk." Do you often find yourself saying this? I know that I do. Oftentimes, I find that no beverage can compare to a cold glass of milk. Maybe this is a nostalgic want from drinking milk as a kid? I don’t know, but I know I find myself wanting milk often. But one thing has changed, I don’t want the type of milk I grew up with – you know the type you buy from the grocery store. Instead, I crave the flavor of unpasteurized milk – aka: raw milk.

The benefits of raw milk are controversial. And while there are arguments for and against it, I do prefer raw milk (really a raw diet in general), over the milk at my town’s grocery store.

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Topics: Diet

Whey Protein Isolate vs. Whey Protein Concentrate

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March 18, 2014 at 1:40 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - Whey Protein Isolate vs. Whey Protein Concentrate

Whey protein is an easily digestible protein that has been a staple in the diets of not only body builders, but in the diets of athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Whey protein is made with the liquid left over during the cheese making process, after the curds have been removed. It can be yielded in concentrate, isolate, or hydrolysate form – the two most common types being whey proteins isolate and whey proteins concentrate.

The Benefits of Whey Protein

A few of the benefits of whey protein include that it helps with:

  • Asthma
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Weight loss
  • Preventing allergies
  • Colon cancer
  • Weight loss
  • Increasing muscle mass
  • Increasing immune function
  • Maximizing power while doing physical activity

Moreover, whey is a source of complete protein – one that contains all nine amino acids essential for body growth and development.

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition, Ebook

7 Ways to Practice a Paleo Diet on a Budget

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March 14, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - 7 Ways to Practice a Paleo Diet on a Budget

If you are thinking about starting a Paleo diet, or are just starting this diet, you’ve probably discovered that it can cause some damage to ye’ old wallet. The fact is fresh foods and meats are usually more expensive than shelf-stable, convenience foods. If you want to stick with a Paleo diet and don’t want to deplete your bank account, use these tips to help stretch your dollar when grocery shopping.

1. Plan Your Menu Ahead of Time

Create a daily menu for the week including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Once you have figured a menu out, determine which ingredients you need for each meal and snack. This is the best way to make sure you have all ingredients you need ahead of time, instead of frantically purchasing groceries during the week, which may lead to increased spending.

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Topics: Diet

Your Cup of Tea? Honeybush – The Premium Herbal Elixir

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March 4, 2014 at 3:46 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - Your Cup of Tea? Honeybush – The Premium Herbal Elixir

Do you ever go into your kitchen and mix your own liquid concoctions? You might make a soothing drink to overcome the flu, gargle salt water to get rid of a tickle in your throat, or maybe you keep it simple and brew a hot cup of tea. Now, not all concoctions are created equally, and that includes tea. But what if there was a premium herbal exlir that you could prepare in less than five minutes, drink everyday, and keep you health? I’ll let you in on a secret – it’s called Honeybush Health.

Honeybush Health is a Canadian tea brand founded by two cousins – a marathon runner and a physician. Soon after stumbling upon a honeybush farm in South Africa, the health conscious cousins let their curiousity get the best of them. What they discovered was truly remarkable – Honeybush was a distant cousin of Rooibos and has been used by South African locals for centuries for the plant’s medicinal-like properties. Being health enthusiasts themselves, the cousins found the plant remarkable and purchased a honeybush farm to begin producing their very own tea line, Honeybush Health.

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Topics: Yes Wellness News, Products

5 Reasons to Eat Good Fats

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February 25, 2014 at 11:52 AM

Yes Wellness Blog - 5 Reasons to Eat Good Fats

For many people, the ideal diet is all about cutting fat. It’s no wonder that we see hundreds of products at the grocery store that say low fat, or 50% less fat, or no fat at all. But fat is not bad for you. Shocking? It certainly sounds so. Many people are not aware of this, but it is possible to not have enough fat in your diet – and the consequences can be quite dreadful. Consuming a good amount of fats is not only essential for overall good health and well-being; it can also aid you in accomplishing your personal lifestyle goals. 

What Are Good Fats?

Fat, contrary to popular belief is a nutrient, and we all know that nutrients are what makes all living things thrive. Like other nutrients, fat is necessary for our bodies to function normally and help all living things to lead healthy lives.

The types of fats that you want to consume are monounsaturated fats. Most commonly, these fats are known as:

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Topics: Diet, Nutrition

Acetyl L-Carnitine vs. L-Carnitine

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January 28, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Yes Wellness Blog - Acetyl L-Carnitine vs. L-Carnitine

Feeling sluggish? Maybe you have a hard time with weight loss or even post-workout recovery? It might be time to consider supplementing with L-Carnitine. L-Carnitine is a non-essential amino acid that comes in a variety of forms, the most common being Acetyl L-Carnitine and L-Carnitine. Both forms of L-Carnitine differ with their benefits and therefore should be used for specific health goals. If you're interested in supplementing with L-Carnitine, keep reading to discover more.

Acetyl L-Carnitine

Acetyl L-Carnitine is an amino acid that forms naturally in the body and acts as a support system for the brain and nerves. Specifically, Acetyl L-Carnitine aids the Acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter in the brain, by enabling blood to pass the blood-brain barrier. This results in Acetyl L-Carnitine supporting brain functions by allowing blood to reach the neurotransmitter and other nerves. When more blood and oxygen gets to the brain, along with more amino acids, you will feel more energized and overall just better. Of course, if you experience excessive tiredness, it is best to consult with a physician before supplementing with Acetyl L-Carnitine.

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Topics: Vitamins and Minerals, Nutrition

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