Energy Easily and Naturally Boost Your Activity

Despite all these healthy options, it is almost too easy to rely on sugar and caffeine to boost us when we are feeling down or lethargic. Instead, here are some healthier energy booster ways which will sustain better energy levels over the long term as well as in the short term. Furthermore, these will improve overall health rather than providing a quick fix which can be instead detrimental to health.

The first recommended natural energy booster is getting more sleep. This can seem a very difficult thing to do when we are excessively busy, but this does not stop it from being one of the healthiest habits that you can get into that will not only give you greater mental and physical energy, but will also help heal your tired body.

The body repairs and restores itself at night, and sleep is also necessary for our minds to process what we have been doing throughout the day. Therefore, a good, long sleep every night will leave us brighter, less stressed, and with our body performing at its best.

Of course, this can be difficult to achieve if we have very busy, demanding lives. For this reason, it is necessary to put in place several small practices which can boost the quality and length of your sleep. This can include setting a strict curfew every night, using essential oils such as lavender on your pillow, or having a warm, relaxing shower every night before bed.
These steps you take to relax, wind down and be in bed by the right time every night will help you sleep better, even if initially these will take some getting used to. It is said that, it takes twenty-one days to form a habit, so commit to a better sleep routine for this length of time and see how your energy levels and life quality can change.

Our next recommendation is using herbal and mineral drinks as a regular energy booster on a daily basis. There are several excellent herbal remedies on the market nowadays in drink form, all of which contain unique ingredient lists of herbs and minerals that have been used for centuries to improve health.

Some of these ingredients - such as iron and magnesium - actively will boost your energy levels, and with other herbs will work to boost your overall health. As mentioned above, better overall health can make you feel a million dollars and generally have much higher energy levels.
If you want to do something good for your health and have more energy, try a herbal supplement drink, preferably with added minerals such as iron or magnesium, which humans can tend to become deficient in. Replace one of your daily coffees or colas with this and your body will reap the health benefits.

Lastly, cut down on unhealthy energy boosters which will give you energy in the short term but will cause you to crash afterwards and put you in an unhealthy cycle of ups and downs. These include endless teas, coffees and sugary and high carb snacks to keep you going.

It is often impossible to give these up completely, and many enjoy one or two of these as a treat every day. However, ensure that you do not rely on them, instead replacing most of them with healthy options such as a herbal energy booster and fresh fruit, and put in place a healthier sleep routine to make you feel brighter and in better health overall

Some Benefits Of Protein

Proteins are long chains of amino acids that can be found in a wide range of foods. They are stored within our body by a multitude of peptide bonds. If you don't have enough protein in your diet, you will have to deal with a deficiency of various amino acids. The results are unfortunately very bad, because you will face a low concentration, memory loss, mood swings, a low energy level, a low muscle mass, an unstable blood sugar level and at the same time it will be hard for you to lose weight as well.

There are 20 types of amino acids out there and some of them are more useful than others for the human body. It all comes down to finding the right protein category for your body, but usually having one with lean meat can help. When it comes to the benefits of protein, there are quite a lot of them, as follows:

* You get to improve your muscle mass, because proteins are helping your ligaments, tendons and other body tissues build up and work properly. If you lack amino acids in your diet you will not have strength and energy, however once you add proteins into the mix the result is a lot better.
* You can easily manage your weight. Thankfully proteins are known to help address one of the many issues that most modern people have, and that's fat accumulation. As long as you keep yourself within the recommended amounts, you will have no problem enjoying their benefits and lose weight!

* They also help stabilize the blood sugar levels, which does make it easier to cope with diabetes. It can also help prevent diabetes as well which is a major plus.

* Numerous proteins are required in order to naturally balance hormones. They give a much better mood and that's very helpful especially when you are stressed for example.

* On top of that, proteins are required in order to maintain a healthy brain functioning and it can also boost learning as well. They help create hormones, neurotransmitters and enzymes that are very important for proper cognitive functioning.

* Better bone strength is another protein benefit. Thankfully with help from proteins you have the ability to prevent fractures, bone weakness and in many situations it can also help you deal with osteoporosis in a more efficient manner.

* Regular protein intake will allow you to promote a better heart health. This is mostly caused by the fact that they help lower the blood pressure levels.

* Proteins also promote longevity and slow down aging. They help your body to synthesize glutathione and at the same time it also helps with detoxing your body as well.

If you really want to harness the power of proteins and access all the aforementioned benefits, you need to add in protein-rich food into your daily diet. Remember, men need 56 grams per day and women only 46 grams, so it's not a huge requirement, but a mandatory one that can really change your life. Add in protein to your diet and the results will be amazing in the long run!

Orthopedic Surgeries

Orthopedic surgeries are those that deal with the muscles and skeleton in the human body. This kind of surgery corrects problems that arise in the skeleton, attachments, ligaments and tendons. Some other common problems arise from injury to the spine or damage due to aging. The range of treatments includes traction, amputation, hand reconstruction, spinal fusion, joint replacement etc.

Some of the other type of ailments that orthopedics treat are broken bones, strains, sprains and dislocations. Most of the times, orthopedic surgeries include adding foreign material to the body such as screws, wires, pins, tongs etc. to hold the bone or the artificial bone in place. With advanced technology, there are plenty of improvements made in the replacement of bones and joints and the materials used for replacement.
Spine surgery

Spine surgery is very complicated. There are many ailments that lead to spine surgery. One of the most common reasons cited is severe back pain. This back pain is so severe that it hampers day to day life of the patient. Once the surgery is complete, the patient experiences diminished pain and a dramatic improvement in movement and activity. One of the most common types of back surgeries are spinal fusion. During this procedure, the orthopedic surgeon joins two vertebrae of the back bone together. This restricts the motion and reduces stress on the spinal cord, hence reducing the pain.

ACL Reconstruction

ACL stands for Anterior Cruciate Ligament. This is one of the major ligaments that stabilize the knee movements. This ligament needs to be reconstructed when it ruptures. An orthopedic surgeon can easily reconstruct this ligament by using your own tissues or by using tissues from a donor and a new ACL is constructed. The new ligament is secured in place with screws and other devices.

Overall, orthopedic surgeon can replace, reconstruct or cure ailments that are connected to your musculoskeletal system. The results of these treatments ensure that the patient can resume day to day life with diminished pain and increased capability of movement. With advanced technology, near to natural reconstructions are possible and after the patient recovers, he can resume routine life soon.
Here are the most common orthopedic surgeries:

Total Joint Replacement Surgery

Those diagnosed with severe arthritis or severe joint pains are advised to go or total joint replacement surgery. This surgery enables the patient to gain increased range of motion. After recovery, the patient experiences lesser pain and can resume normal life as soon as possible. During the treatment, your surgeon assesses the damaged parts o your joint and replaces it completely with metal or plastic parts that are shaped with near to natural perfection to enable normal movement without pain.

Total Shoulder Replacement

Total shoulder replacement greatly helps reduce pain and improves the joint movements over a period of time. Damaged parts of the bone and cartilage are replaced with metal or plastic. This surgery greatly improves the range of motion too.

2015 Vegan Gift Guide

Things have been silent around here for a while (same old, same old) and although I don't plan on updating much more in the future, I thought it would be nice to do a little vegan gift guide now that it's the holiday season. You see I have been struggling quite a lot trying to fully transition to a vegan lifestyle. Don't get me wrong, I've completely sworn off meat, dairy, eggs, honey and whatnot but I'm still surprised to find out how many different things in our everyday life contain animal products. That is why I've compiled this miniature guide to help you find your loved ones 100% cruelty free but nonetheless awesome Christmas presents.

Hopefully you'll find this guide helpful and perhaps even get some ideas for your own wish list. If you'd like to leave your own recommendations below, I would be more than happy to read them! So let's get to it!

I. Love. These. Watches. Classy, timeless and gorgeous timepieces that will make the perfect gift for anyone in your family! Literally everyone, as they have both small ones and big ones, ladies' and men's, classic styles and bolder colours. They also offer free shipping worldwide and my very own promo code "TILDASDW" will get you 15% off until January 15th! Yay! (Also, go for the Nato Wristbands to stay vegan!)

2. CLEAN Perfumes

Let's be honest, we can't always be bothered trying to find specialty vegan store and brands to buy all our stuff. As much as I love visiting these shops, it can really be a pain in the ass to have to go halfway across Stockholm just to find a vegan perfume. Enter CLEAN perfumes,  100% cruelty free, mainstream and absolutely wonderful! My favourite is the White Woods pictured above but all of their scents are beautifully fresh and well, clean. A vegan must-have.

3. Handmade Heroes Beauty and Skin Care

I was lucky enough to receive an adorable little care package from Handmade Heroes a while ago, filled with some of their vegan beauty products. Pictured above are their green clay face mask, coconut lip scrub and two different lip tints. The gorgeous packaging aside, I've genuinely enjoyed using these products and the lip scrub is so natural that you can eat it. It actually tastes really nice hehe. Though I would suggest you don't have it all for an afternoon snack. That would be a total waste of lip scrub.

4. Vegan Chocolate

Nowadays there are numerous vegan chocolate brands to choose from and getting your loved ones their chocolate fix doesn't have to involve any cow's milk whatsoever. I have included a few of my favourite kinds above, namely Pana Chocolate, The Raw Chocolate Company, Lovechock and Squarebar.  The Pana Chocolate is amazingly silky and has a softer texture than the other tree while The Raw Chocolate Company and Lovechock are both more like traditional dark chocolate but -obviously- better. My absolute favourite would have to be Lovechock's Mulberry Vanilla. Lastly we have the Squarers which are actually more of a chocolate coated vegan protein bar but I had to include them on this list as well as they're just so darn delicious. One of the best,most indulgent vegan protein bars out there!

Hope you've enjoyed reading this post and that you'll all have the best holiday season surrounded by family and friends! Much love to you all!