Sleep and Weight Loss

Did you ever think that the more you sleep, or stick to a particular pattern, the less you will eat?! I sure didn’t!!

New research by Dr. Scott Isacc, indicates that people who sleep two-thirds of their usual amount (five hours instead of eight, for example) eat an average of 549 EXTRA calories the following day. THAT’S A LOT!!


Experts believe that getting too few Z’ a night can actually upset the balance of appetite regulating hormones. Specifically, “resistance to leptin-a hormone that regulates body weight – increases, which levels of ghrelin, a hormone that signals to your brain that you are hungry, also increase,” says Dr. Isaacs, author of Hormonal Balance: How to Lose Weight By Understanding Your Hormones and Metabolism. (Side note: I highly recommend the book! It is soo informative and fully of incredible scientific research that makes sense to everyone!..I posted the link below if you are interested in purchasing it. It is written by a doctor too, so it has more credibility!!!)

Great Weight Loss Plan Book

This just shows how your body is willing to work WITH you when it is used to a particular pattern. Indeed, according to Dr. Isaacs, just a “small change in your sleep schedule can make a big difference in your health.” Not to mention your ability to BURN MORE CALORIES.

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Is Chai Tea Good For You?

So many people’s favourite tea is the “chai latte” from Starbucks, but is chai tea really good for you? Well, obviously not the latté syrup but regular chai tea (from a tea bag) IS VERY GOOD FOR YOU!

chait tea

Chai tea is essentially black tea but with additional spices/ herbs and milk. What many do not know though, is that black tea is very good for you… and with the added benefits of the spices in chai tea, it makes for a very healthy tea! If you want to read more about the health benefits of black tea, refer to our earlier article here.

Black Tea Benefits

black tea benefits

Overall, black tea is rich in antioxidants, after all, it’s a cousin of green tea- specifically catechins and polyphenols. Antioxidants prevent free radical formation and cellular damage. If you read Eco-Savy’s article on Black Tea Health Benefits, we even referenced study that correlated women drinking black tea to a lower risks of ovarian cancer. Furthermore, black tea lowers cholesterol and is thus good for the heart.

Chai Tea  Health Benefits

CHAI TEA FOR HEALTH On top of the black tea ingredients in Chai tea, there are a series of series of spices, which are also very good for you. These spices include ginger, cloves, fennel seeds, allspice, cardamom and  black pepper. Overall these spices help stimulate and support digestion, calm the stomach and combat nausea and diarrhea. Chai tea’s herbs also help with reducing inflammation in the body (i.e. the ginger does this). Also, an added bonus is that chai tea has less caffeine than coffee! Having chai instead of coffee provides health benefits and satisfies the taste buds.

Below you will find an infographic of the benefits of chai tea’s spices for your health.

Is Chai Tea Good For You

Aloe Vera Uses – Wound Healing

Aloe Vera uses are endless, however one of the more well known uses is for wound healing. What many do not know is that Aloe Vera is just as effective for wound healing when taken orally as when applied topically. For example, one scientist found that when mice drank Aloe Vera (100mg/kg/day) for 2 months, compared to those that did not (just had water), their wound diameters were reduced by 62.5%! On the contrary, when mice applied Aloe Vera topically (25% w/v concentration) in a Eucerin cream, they experienced a reduction in wound diameter by only 50.8%. That’s an 11.7% difference!

Aloe Vera Uses

Facial Veins and Diet

Most people cover them up with makeup, but having the odd vein show on your face (nose, cheeks, under eyes), is actually very common and there are many natural ways in which one can get rid of them.

blue eye vein

Why Do I See Veins On My Face?

Having a vein showing on your face is a sign of a digestive enzyme insufficiency or low stomach acid.

How To Get Rid of Facial Veins?

Be aware that your body is screaming for food ensues. Try to eat more sprouted seeds, sprouted grains, raw fruits and raw veggies. The easies thing to do is to sprinkle some yummy “broccoli sprouts” (often 2 dollars for a little container at the grocery store) on some toast with cream cheese or in a salad.

Another solution is to take HCL supplements (1 tablet before your largest meal of the day) and a digestive enzyme supplement, taken with a sip of water halfway through a meal. Also, one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before meals can help too.

This advice was taken from Dr. Gillian McKeith, the author of “You Are What You Eat” (book can be found in the Eco-Savy Store) If you are on medication it is always good to consult with your doctor before taking any supplements.

Disclaimer: This is the advice of the author and is discussed only as a recommendation. Try at your own risk.