A hammam or a Turkish bath is a Middle Eastern bathing ritual that is used for cleansing, relaxation, and socialization. These baths are best described and a mix between a sauna and a massage. The hammam experience involves entering a hot, dimly lit room and laying face down on marble. You will then have an attendant scrub you with traditional olive soap and rinse away any dead skin. You will then be escorted to a cool room where you hydrate and relax. The entire is known to be very rejuvenating. If you have the pleasure to visit Turkey or Morocco, visiting and Turkish bath house should be at the top of your list.
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Detoxes and cleanses are a popular trend. Perhaps you’ve even considered trying one. Before beginning any type of detox, do your due diligence and find the best detox for you. As you do your homework, keep in mind what your health goals are and what you want out of your detox.
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Winter holidays are truly magical and we all enjoy ourselves during this festive break. Still, with so many parties, heavy eating and lounging around, your health and skin are bound to suffer. Therefore, once the holidays are over, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about your winter detox.
If you used to follow a specific regimen for healthy lifestyle before the holidays, this won’t come as something too troublesome for you. On the other hand, if you neglected your health and appearance a lot longer, then it’s time for some healthy New Year’s resolutions!
If you’re curious on how to detox properly but simply and effectively, keep on reading.
Some days our bodies just don’t feel like they should. Do you feel tired or suffer from lack of energy? Have you recently felt achy or had digestive problems? If you have experienced any of these symptoms, it may be time to detoxify your body. Detoxifying removes and eliminates toxins and then replenishes the body with healthy nutrients making you feel healthier.
Are you not sure if you need to detoxify? Most individuals should detoxify at least once per year. To begin the detoxification process, you will need to remove as many toxins as possible which include avoiding: caffeine, alcohol, cigarettes, refined sugars and saturated fats. You also need to avoid household cleaners that are chemical based as well as personal products such as shampoos, deodorants, or toothpaste. Try using natural products instead.
Here is an easy 7 day plan:
Fast for 2 days while only drinking water or juicing. You may experience a mild headache. This is normal when you take away caffeine and sugar. Then, for the next 5 days, drink plenty of water and eat foods that are high in fiber such as brown rice, broccoli, cabbage, bananas, raspberries, raisins, and oatmeal. Also, most vegetable based foods tend to be high in fiber. Be sure to add in daily supplements and exercise.
After your initial detoxification plan, you can continue to cleanse your body daily through diet and lifestyle changes. You will begin to feel amazing and welcome the change.