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Colour is simply light of varying wavelengths and, as such, is a form of energy that is used in Colour Therapy.
Colour Therapy aims to balance and enhance our body’s energy centres/chakras by using the colours of the light spectrum, which can help to stimulate our body’s own healing process.Colour Therapy can be used for any problem whether, physical, mental, emotional for specific problems as well as an over all relaxation therapy.
Colour Therapy can be used safely and effectively – either alone alongside any other therapy, whether complementary or orthodox medicine – for adults, children, babies and non-human animals .
In fact every living thing depends on light to be able to exist. Recent scientific evidence suggests that light is in fact emitted by every cell in our bodies. We live in a sea of energy where color is working within us. It shines with in our divine self, and radiates upon us from the sun. Research and observation has shown us that specific colors bring balance to our physical and emotional systems. Chromotherapy can easily be used as an alternative to Chinese acupuncture, achieving the same results in unblocking meridians without the discomfort of needles used in acupuncture. You can insclude colour therapy into your daily life either from your food, clothes, accessories,  the colour you paint your homes. Let’s take a look at what each colour represent

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*White: White is technically not a colour, as it is the result of all the colours mingling together in equal proportions. In the west it is associated with purity, innocence and cleanliness.
*Violet and Indigo: These colours are associated with spirituality, loyalty, divine and love. Leonardo da Vinci claimed that the power of meditation could be enhanced tenfold under the influence of violet rays passing through the stained glass windows of a quiet church. In muted hues this colour can be helpful for treating headaches, neuroses, and certain forms of schizophrenia and dementia.
* Blue: Blue is associated with faith, caring, peace and fidelity. Cornflower and lavender blue in particular represent spiritualism, thoughtfulness, constancy and kindness.
* Green: Green is universally considered to be the colour of growth, healing, selfless love and tranquillity. The green colour of plants promotes love and harmony to ease troubled minds. Green is associated with the heart and when we think green, it attracts whatever we need to feel nurtured and calm. Too much green can create a static condition because it alleviates all stress.
* Yellow: Yellow represents patience, tolerance, contentment, happiness, wisdom and mental energy. It helps to expand horizons. *Orange: Orange represents purity, togetherness and feminine sensuality.
*Pink: Pink is a warming, soothing , reassuring colour that represents love .
Play around and fall in love with colours not just your clothes or accessories but the food you eat. You know I always say the more the colour of food or fruits you tak2 the healthier you are.
So stay colourful

NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO TOOTHPASTE

For a little over two weeks now I have not used toothpaste. what have i been using you might ask well my roomate  gifted me with seewak from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it does a good job of keeping my mouth. Am not sure if i want to phase good old toothpaste out of my dental practice but am just going with the flow. my roommate wanted pearly white teeth and so started using baking soda and hydogen peroxide and it seems to be working for her.WHY SHOULD I USE NATURAL TOOTHPASTE?

Well why shouldn’t you. Just kidding lol.

Here are some ingredients in toothpaste that draws attention

Fluoride. While fluoride is supposedly the ingredient that prevents cavities, it doesn’t do that job very well and can actually be very toxic to the body. In fact, if you suffer from acne outbreaks around the mouth and chin area, fluoride toothpaste may be the cause.

Titanium dioxide. There are some concerns that titanium dioxide is carcinogenic. It can be absorbed by your body through the mouth when used even though it is pea sized in toothpaste.

Glycerin. This is found in almost every toothpaste on the market (even the natural ones).But it can also leave a coating on your teeth that prevents them from remineralizing.

Sodium lauryl sulfate. It gives you the foamy cleaning action we all expect from toothpaste, but sodium lauryl sulfate is also a strong chemical surfactant that doesn’t belong in our bodies.

without much ado the natural alternatives

SEA SALT

How much more natural can you get than brushing your teeth with salt from the sea? It’s easy, too: just dab your toothbrush in sea salt and brush away as usual.

BAKING SODA

this has got to be one of the most popular toothpaste alternatives. Like sea salt, you can just dip your toothbrush in baking soda and brush like normal. Or you can dissolve it in water first and use the brine for brushing.

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE

Hydrogen peroxide is known for keeping teeth clean and white, and many people use it instead of toothpaste.  “Dip your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide and then in a 50/50 mixture of baking soda and fine sea salt

HERBAL TOOTH POWDER

Herbal tooth powders can be used in place of toothpaste. They do a good job of cleaning, and the herbal ingredients can also help ease inflammation, pain and infection throughout the mouth. Like JIm herbal tooth powder.

COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil is another great natural toothpaste alternative. Its antifungal and antibacterial properties come in handy for mouth cleaning. Coconut oil can be used alone and combined with other ingredients listed here (like baking soda and essential oils)

OIL PULLING

basically you swish about one tablespoon of oil (I use coconut oil) for several minutes. Then brush with plain water or use one of the methods listed above. Trust me, your teeth have never felt this clean!

All of the natural alternatives also whitens the teeth. in a later post we would talk about how to use them specifically to whiten the teeth.

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK AHEAD

DID YOU KNOW- HEALTHY DARK CHOCOLATE

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Did you know that dark chocolate is recommended for people who want to loose weight. Well if you didn’t know you are welcome.
Chocolate of any form is gotten from cocoa beans and a by-product () is extracted. Cocoa is really a wonderful plant and did you know that dark chocolate is healthy well not all but datk chocolate. The health benefits of dark chocolatre are listed below-

1) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Heart
Studies show that eating a small
amount of dark chocolate two or
three times each week can help lower your blood pressure . Dark chocolate improves blood flow and may help prevent the formation of blood clots.
2) Dark Chocolate Helps Control Blood Sugar
Dark chocolate helps keep your blood vessels healthy and your circulation unimpaired to protect against type 2 diabetes. The flavonoids in dark
chocolate also help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain theability to use your body’s insulinefficiently. Dark chocolate also has alow glycemic index, meaning it won’t cause huge spikes in blood sugar
levels .
3) Dark Chocolate is Full of
Antioxidants
Dark chocolate is loaded with
antioxidants. Antioxidants help free your body of free radicals, which cause oxidative damage to cells. Free radicals are implicated in the aging
process and may be a cause of
cancer, so eating antioxidant rich
foods like dark chocolate can protect you from many types of cancer and slow the signs of aging.
4) Dark Chocolate Contains
Theobromine
Dark chocolate contains theobromine, which has been shown to harden tooth enamel. That means that dark
chocolate, unlike most other sweets, lowers your risk of getting cavities if you practice proper dental hygiene.
Theobromine is also a mild stimulant, though not as strong as caffeine. It can, however, help to suppress coughs.
5) Dark Chocolate is High in Vitamins and minerals
It contains vitamins and minerals that can support your health. Dark chocolate contains some of the following vitamins and minerals in high concentrations:
Potassium, Copper, Magnesium and Iron.
Bittersweet chocolates that start at 75% and reach all the way up to 99%, or even 100%, have long been enjoyed by people who like the intense flavor of cacao. The higher the percentage, the less sugar there is in the bar, so the more the pure flavor
of the cacao is experienced. But not everyone likes these higher
percentage chocolates —or even
semisweet dark chocolate, which
ranges from 50% to 69% cacao— simply because they’re accustomed to sweeter chocolate.
Even for people who want the higher concentration of cacao, it is not always advisable to jump directly into
the deep end. Regardless of the level of enthusiasm (or the desire for
greater health benefits), even the finest unsweetened chocolate can taste terribly bitter and off-putting at first but you would get used to it. To appreciate the heights of high cacao content chocolate, its advisable to start small.
100% dark chocolate is very bitter and has little or no sugar while milk chocolate has about 50% sugar (huge difference don’t you think) I don’t know of any brands of dark chocolate made in Nigeria but a chocolate is considered healthy if it contains 60% and above cocao content. Anything less than that is sugar and milk all the way. So before you buy your dark chocolates check the cocao content so you can have the best of both worlds. Make sure your dark chocolate is 100% organic and not synthesized from chemicals.
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