It’s Not too Early to Start Preparing for Seasonal Allergies
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by holisticroom
1w ago
As the winter months roll by, it might seem premature to start thinking about seasonal allergies. However, taking a holistic approach to preparing for them during winter can significantly alleviate symptoms and improve overall well-being when spring arrives. By adopting a proactive stance, you can empower yourself to manage allergies more effectively and enjoy the upcoming seasons to the fullest. Understanding Seasonal Allergies Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, typically occur when outdoor allergens such as pollen from trees, grasses, and weeds are in abundance ..read more
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Detoxing Your Liver
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by holisticroom
1M ago
With the festive season now a distant memory, thoughts might well refocus on new goals and intentions for the year. If like many, you overindulged over the Christmas break and are feeling the effects as you begin 2024, it might benefit you to give your liver some love. Every organ and system in the body is hard-working and vital, but did you know that your liver is responsible for over 500 vital functions in the body? All of which happen without our input or conscious knowledge. So perhaps we can start the new year off by showing this mighty organ some appreciation. Your liver plays a role in ..read more
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Tips for Boosting Immunity this Winter
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by holisticroom
3M ago
Boosting your immunity during the winter months is essential to help defend your body against the increased risk of colds, flu, and other infections. Here are some of our top tips to help you bolster your immune system. Maintain a Healthy Diet A diverse and balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrients ensures that your body has the building blocks it needs to maintain a strong and effective immune system. Here are some key nutrients that support your immune system and what foods they are found in. Vitamins and Minerals Vitamin C: Found in fruits like oranges, strawberries, and kiwi, as w ..read more
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The Wide-Ranging Benefits of Castor Oil Packs
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by holisticroom
4M ago
Castor oil (Ricinus communis) comes from the castor seed which is native to India. About 90% of the oil is composed of the fatty acid ricinoleic acid, which is thought to be responsible for its health promoting abilities. Castor oil packs have been used for centuries in traditional medicine and natural health practices for their potential therapeutic benefits. Their use can be traced back to medical textbooks in Egypt as early as 1550 B.C. Health Benefits of Castor Oil Packs Studies and personal accounts suggest potentially wide-ranging benefits from castor oil packs, some of which include: De ..read more
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Humming Bee Breath to Relax
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by holisticroom
5M ago
We love quick and simple practices that help to de-stress and that actually work! So today we’re sharing the Bee Breath which is our new favourite technique that helps you withdraw from your senses and quickly helps soothe the body and mind. It’s known as the Humming Bee Breath Technique, but its actual name is Bhramari Pranayama. Bhramari is a Sanskrit word derived from bhramara, which means “a large black bee”. But fear not, there certainly won’t be any stings with this technique! The benefits of Bee Breath? When you withdraw from your senses and create sound and vibration, it helps to focus ..read more
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How Does Gut Health Affect Us?
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by holisticroom
6M ago
We’re always harping on about gut health here at Holistic Room because it affects pretty much every part of us. It affects how we feel, how we deal with stress, how we utilise nutrients, how well we sleep, the strength of our immune system, the health of our skin, the speed of our metabolism and so much more. In fact, there’s probably very little that the gut microbiome isn’t involved in. Our brain and body cannot exist without constant signals coming from the microbes in our gut. It’s a bustling, complex community that holds the key to both good and poor health. How many critters do we have ..read more
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The Power of Beliefs
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by holisticroom
7M ago
Would you expect anything to manifest in your life that you didn’t believe was possible? Probably not. Our life continually shows us what our underlying beliefs are about ourselves and the world, good or bad. It takes a level of awareness to see that you in fact are creating undesirable things in your life. It also takes attention, focus and determination to change underlying and often subconscious beliefs to experience more peace, ease and positive experiences. This is not to say that unexpected things happen, both good and bad that we have no control over. But it is more than possible to cha ..read more
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Vagus Nerve Exercises for Quick Stress Relief
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by holisticroom
9M ago
You don’t need to meditate for hours every day for months on end to experience stress and anxiety relief. The vagus nerve could hold the potential to turn a body in a “fight or flight” mode or chronic stress to one of ease and calm quicker and easier than you think.   The Complex Vagus Nerve The vagus nerve, also known as the tenth cranial nerve, is the longest and one of the major nerves in the human body. It is a paired nerve, meaning that there is one on each side of the body, and it extends from the brainstem to various organs in the chest and abdomen, so has extensive distribution th ..read more
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The Power of Breathwork
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by holisticroom
11M ago
There are many different types of breathwork for healing, and we’ll be discussing the most popular ones in this blog post. The main benefits of breathwork are healing trauma that has become stuck in the body and which has manifested in both emotional and physical conditions. Breathwork helps by putting the brakes on the stress response and switching to an optimal state that allows for health, healing and rejuvenation. We spend a lot of our time in either low grade on-going stress or more acute stressful periods which throw our nervous system out of whack and cause a wide array of problems. Str ..read more
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The Confusing World of Detoxing
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by holisticroom
1y ago
Detox, detox, detox! It seems every time January comes along, everyone’s talking about the best detox diets, supplements and programs that we all must be doing if we want to be fitter, healthier and leaner. It’s confusing and overwhelming to know where to begin and if they will even do what they claim. The first thing to bear in mind is that we are all different and unique, what might work well for one person may not have the same desired results for another. If you don’t enjoy or get on well with raw food, don’t consider doing a raw food cleanse because you think it’s good for you. There are ..read more
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