Sistema Múscular

EL SISTEMA MUSCULAR consta de 650 músculos en tres categorías principales: músculos esqueléticos, músculos blandos y músculos cardíacos. Está controlado por el sistema nervioso a través de dos vías: somática y autonómica. El sistema muscular está en constante movimiento y apoya las funciones vitales del cuerpo.


Los aceites esenciales tienen una capacidad única para afectar a los músculos y al tejido conectivo y para apoyar la función muscular a nivel celular. Una vez aplicados los aceites, los usuarios suelen experimentar un alivio casi instantáneo. Los problemas y las lesiones menores se tratan fácilmente con aplicaciones tópicas o internas. En el caso de problemas musculares y tendinosos más graves, es necesario recurrir a la atención médica profesional. Los métodos de tratamiento tradicionales pueden reforzarse y apoyarse con soluciones de aceites esenciales y suplementos nutricionales.

Aceites esenciales individuales recomendados para el sistema muscular:

  • Mejorana, albahaca e Incienso: relajan y ayudan a aliviar los músculos, así como a disminuir los espasmos.
  • Ciprés y Abeto Siberiano: favorece el flujo sanguíneo a los músculos y al tejido conectivo, reduce el dolor y los espasmos
  • Copaiba: reduce los dolores musculares
  • Limoncillo: alivia los dolores musculares, favorece la reparación del tejido conectivo
  • Menta, Eucalipto: refrescar y estimular los músculos
  • Gaulteria, Jengibre: calentar y estimular los músculos

Mezclas de aceites esenciales recomendados para el sistema muscular;

  • AromaTouch®: promueve circulación y alivio del dolor
  • Deep Blue®, Rescuer®: alivian, el dolor muscular y articular y también la inflamación
  • PastTense®: alivia los músculos y tejidos doloridos, libera la tensión
  • DDR Prime®: ayuda a la reparación del tejido conectivo y alivia el dolor

Algunas condiciones del sistema muscular que se pueden mejorar con el uso de aceites esenciales:

  • Hematomas
  • Circulación (aumento)
  • Colágeno, falta de
  • Tejido conectivo
  • Fibromialgia
  • Neuralgia muscular
  • Dolor, ardor intenso
  • Inflamación
  • Tendonitis
  • Latigazo cervical

*Para mas información acerca de los protocolos y usos mándame un mensaje

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Beneficios de la salud

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El arándano pese a su diminuto tamaño, es uno de los alimentos con más contenido de compuestos antioxidantes, necesarios para prevenir y frenar la degeneración causada por los radicales libres.

Además, por su aporte de vitaminas y minerales, también favorecen la prevención y el tratamiento de muchas enfermedades.

Los beneficios de comer arándanos frescos son los siguientes:

  • Reducen los daños de los radicales libres.
  • Previenen problemas cardíacos.
  • Buenos para regular el azúcar en sangre.
  • Cuidan nuestra vista.
  • Ideales para aliviar la fatiga muscular.
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Aceites esenciales que son seguros en la presencia de niños y mascotas

Los siguientes son aceites esenciales de uso común que se consideran seguros para difundir en presencia de niños y mascotas:

  • Lavanda (Lavender angustifolia)
  • Melaleuca (Melaleuca alternifolia)
  • Manzanilla (alemana y romana)
  • Limón (Citrus Limon)
  • Mandarina (Citrus reticulata)
  • Menta verde (Mentha spicata)
  • Eucalipto (Eucalyptus radiata)
  • Abeto blanco/siberiano (Abies alba)
  • Madera de cedro (Juniperus virginiana)

(Nota: Los aceites esenciales no deben administrarse nunca por vía oral a los niños, y cuando se utilicen por vía tópica deben probarse en la piel y diluirse significativamente antes de su uso)

*Si quieres más información no dudes en preguntar

Adquiere un estilo de vida mas natural y saludable con la ayuda aceites esenciales

La actualidad nos exige buscar hábitos mas saludables y obtener un estilo de vida mas natural. Los aceites esenciales son herramientas que nos da la naturaleza para cuidar de nuestra salud a la vez que son mas seguros, efectivos y mucho mas económicos que las opciones que utilizamos actualmente.

Usa aceites esenciales como apoyo para tu salud física y mental y empieza a experimentar sus beneficios: sensación de energía, alivio y apoyo emocional.

Me he puesto a buscar la mejor y mas saludable opción y encontramos en doTerra un grado de pureza certificado que nos da la confianza de consumirlo y a la vez distribuirlo y compartir los beneficios que tanto los aceites como su gama de suplementos alimenticios nos proporciona.

Si quieres conocer un poco mas de los productos que ofrece doTerra contáctame y estaré encantada de poder apoyarte.


Spinach & Artichoke Dip Recipe

This spinach and artichoke dip is creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside with a cheesy taste that’s appealing to all.

Each 1/4 cup serving is not only lower in calories and fat but packs almost 6 grams of protein.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 1 (8-ounce) block 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) block fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 6 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 ounce fresh Parmesan cheese, grated and divided (about 1/4 cup)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, stir until well-blended.
  • Add 4 ounces (1 cup) mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan; stir well.
  • Spoon mixture into a broiler-safe 1 1/2-quart glass or ceramic baking dish.
  • Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and remaining 2 tablespoons Parmesan.
  • Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Preheat broiler to high (leave dish in oven).

  • Broil dip for 3 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned.

 

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NUTRITIONAL INFO

  • Calories 75
  • Fat 4g
  • Saturated fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat 0g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 4g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Cholesterol 14mg
  • Iron 3%
  • Sodium 304mg
  • Calcium 15%
  • Potassium 75mg
  • Vitamin A 37%
  • Vitamin C 8%

The Musculoskeletal System

 

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Muscles and bones together are called the musculoskeletal system of the body.

The bones provide posture and structural support for the body.
The muscles provide the body with the ability to move (by contracting, and generating tension).

The musculoskeletal system also provides protection for the body’s internal organs.

In order to serve their function, bones must be joined together by something. The point where bones connect to one another are called  joints, and this connection is made mostly by ligaments (along with the help of muscles), and muscles are attached to the bones by tendons.

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Bones, tendons, joints and ligaments don’t  possess the ability, as muscles do, to make the body move!

DIY High Protein Bars

Protein bars are actually really easy to make on a budget. You just need four basic ingredients: oatmeal, nut butter, cream and protein powder. That’s it – you combine all four, chill overnight and slice into bars.

Protein homemade bars works out a lot cheaper than buying readymade and it’s a lot healthier, too.

You can use these bars for breakfast or as a snack, depending on how you slice them. They are ideal pre-workout (sessions 1hr+) and post workout (if you are trying to gain weight and put on  muscle) snacks.

It’s also an easy way to eat more quality food if you are really skinny and you need to bulk up. If you are trying to lose weight, one of these bars in the morning will help you cut back on snacking during the day keeping you fuller longer.

This recipe is based on protein powder. We use it, because it’s cheap. It raises the protein content of the bars and it adds flavour. We use vanilla but you can use any type of protein powder you want as long as it has a flavour – if you use plain protein powder, your bars will come out plain.

Ingredients:

4 1/2 cups ( 400g ) uncooked oatmeal (quick oats)
1 1/3 cups ( 340g ) peanut butter
1 cup ( 250ml ) coconut cream or milk
5 scoops ( 150g ) whey vanilla protein powder

Instructions:
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  • Open a pack or a can of coconut cream. Whisk until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add vanilla whey protein powder and whisk until the mixture becomes smooth.
  • Add peanut butter and mix everything together with a spoon.
  • Add uncooked oatmeal and mix well. You may need to use your hands at this point.
  • Flatten the mix in a dish.
  • Chill in the fridge overnight (or minimum 2hrs) then cut into 12 or 16 bars.

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Enjoy!

Why Drinking Coffee is Healthy

Who doesn’t like a hot cup of black coffee in the morning??

Well if you are a coffee lover, you’ll love more coffee after you read this:

Coffee is actually very healthy. Loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health.

Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases.

The potential health benefits associated with drinking coffee include: protecting against type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, liver disease, liver cancer, and promotes a healthy heart.

Coffee can help people feel less tired and increase energy levels. This is because it contains a stimulant called caffeine, which is actually the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world.

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Proven Health Benefits:

  • Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, which leads to a stimulant effect. This improves energy levels, mood and various aspects of brain function.
  • Caffeine helps you to burn fat fast: Several studies show that caffeine can increase fat burning in the body and boost the metabolic rate.
  • Caffeine can drastically improve physical performance: Caffeine can increase adrenaline levels and release fatty acids from the fat tissues. It also leads to significant improvements in physical performance.
  • You can find essential nutrients in caffeine: A single cup of coffee contains:
    • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11% of the RDA.
    • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): 6% of the RDA.
    • Manganese and Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
    • Magnesium and Niacin (B3): 2% of the RDA.
  • Coffee Lowers the Risk of Type II Diabetes; Coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of getting type II diabetes, a serious disease that currently afflicts about 300 million people worldwide.
  • Coffee Protects you From Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
  • Coffee appears to lower the risk of developing depression and may dramatically reduce the risk of suicide.

Coffee Can Fight Depression and Make You Happier and Healthier!

Banana Bread Recipe

 

Here is a yummy banana bread recipe that has a rich banana flavor and is still fairly low-carb.

It is wonderful for breakfast, too.

Bake the bread in mini loaf pans for best results.

A slice of banana bread that weighs about 1.0 ounce has 4.5 grams of carb and 3.7 grams of protein.

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PREPARATION TIME: 30 minutes.
BAKING TIME: 45 to 55 minutes.
SERVING SIZE: one 1⁄2-inch thick slice.
AMOUNT PER SERVING: 4.4 grams of carb, 3.7 grams of protein.
NUMBER OF SERVINGS: 24

Ingredients:

12 Oz. soft cream cheese
5 Eggs
1 Cup mashed medium size bananas
1/4 Cup soy protein powder
1/3 cup whole whey flour
1 Cup whole almond meal
1 Cup unprocessed wheat bran
1 Teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8 Teaspoons honey
2 Teaspoons lemon peel

Preheat oven to 325 ̊F. Lightly butter three miniloaf pans (use non- stick pans made of heavy-gauge metal).

Optional: For easy cleanup and removal, cut strips of waxed paper to fit in the bottoms of the pans and allow them to hang over the edge by an inch or two.

Put cream cheese and two eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat with a flat beater until smooth, thick, and fluffy. Be sure to eliminate all cream cheese lumps. Add the remaining eggs, one at a time, beating briefly after each addition. Add the next seven ingredients and beat at slow speed. Add the wheat bran and nuts, blending at low speed.

Spoon the batter into the pans.

Bake the banana bread for about 45 to 55 minutes or until done.

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Cool before slicing. Keep refrigerated (keeps for about 3 to 4 days).

Freeze bread that isn’t going to be used soon.

ENJOY!

Flexibility

Flexibility is one of the first things to go as our bodies enter adulthood and continue to age. In order to remain flexible, we constantly need to be on top of stretching.

Athletes especially need to be conscientious about stretching to avoid injury.

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Being Flexible helps us to:

  • 1. Prevent everyday injury
  • 2. Improve your posture
  • 3. Lengthen your muscles for a longer leaner look
  • 4. Allow you to feel more free, open, calm, content, and confident from the inside out
  • 5. Invigorates your spirit
  • 6. Make cardio activity lighter and easier
  • 7. Enhance sports performance