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Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Stephen Hawking: We eat too much and move too little, it's not rocket science


By Chiara Palazzo

 

Professor Stephen Hawking has joined the Swedish royals in a campaign addressing serious obesity and physical inactivity.

In an ad titled "Pep talk with Stephen Hawking" the cosmologist and physicist addresses "the most serious public health problems of the 21st century."

"Today too many people die from complications related to overweight and obesity. We eat too much and move too little," Professor Hawking says in the ad shot for Swedish non-profit GEN-PEP.

The solution, he says, "is not rocket science," and he recommends that people eat less and take up more physical activity.

The British cosmologist, considered by many the smartest man alive, concludes "For what it's worth, how being sedentary has been a major health problem is beyond my understanding."

GEN-PEP is a non-profit launched by The Swedish Crown Princess Couple to help “spread knowledge and get people involved in promoting the health of children and young people.”

Physical inactivity is now the fourth leading cause of death in the world and most of the world's population live in countries where obesity kills more people than underweight, according to the World Health Organization.

In 2010, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama launched an ambitious campaign "dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation" .

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


Cashew Nutrition: Absolute the Best Treatment for Depression without Medication


Cashew nuts are considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world.

Unfortunately only a small percentage of the database for natural medicines comprehensive is dedicated to this amazing nut. In order to grow, cashew nuts need humid and hot climate, which is the reason why some countries, such as Tanzania, Nigeria, Brazil and Mozambique, are the largest producers of Cashew Nuts in the world.

5 Health Benefits of Cashew Nuts

#1. These nuts possess an abundance of calories. 50 grams of Cashew nuts contain 275 calories. They are also rich in vitamins, minerals, soluble dietary fiber and numerous phytochemicals which prevent severe diseases, including cancers.


#2. These nuts are also filled with palmitoleic and oleic acids, which are great for the heart’s health. They belong in the group of essential fatty acids which can decrease the level of harmful cholesterol (LDL) and also increase the level of good cholesterol (HDL) in our blood. Mediterranean diet is based mostly on monounsaturated fatty acids, which can help organism system protect itself from coronary artery disease and strokes by supporting the blood lipid profile and it is also proven by the scientific studies.

#3. These tasty nuts are also rich in potassium, magnesium, copper, zinc, selenium and iron.

If you consume just a handful of cashews every day, you will provide the necessary amount of the above mentioned minerals and protect your organism from deficiency-related diseases.

It is very interesting that selenium is a highly important micronutrient and it works like a co-factor for antioxidant enzymes, such as Glutathione peroxides, which is known as one of the strongest antioxidants in the human body. Another one which acts as a co-factor for many important enzymes such as cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase is copper. On the other hand, zinc, plays the same role with enzymes responsible for regulation of the progress of digestion, DNA synthesis and gonadal function.


#4.
Cashews nut can be very useful due to their various essential vitamins, such as pyridoxine (vitamin B6), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), thiamin (vitamin B11) and riboflavin. Just 3.5 Oz (100 grams) of these nuts will provide about 30% of the daily recommended levels of B6 (that is about 0.147 mg). B6 can significantly lower chances of developing homocystinuria and sideroblastic anemia.

There is also niacin, which improves protection against dermatitis or pellagra. In addition, aforementioned vitamins are crucial for fat, protein and carbohydrates metabolism at a cellular level.

#5. These incredible nuts also contain a very small quantity of zeaxanthin, which is a very important pigment of flavonoid antioxidant. Zeaxanthin is selectively absorbed inside the retinal macula in the eyes. It is believed that it provides antioxidant and protective UV ray filtering features and also that it protects us from ARMD also known as “age-related macular degeneration” in older people.

Cashews are also the best alternative treatment for depression.

How Treat Depression Naturally – A Basic Guide to Cashew Nutrition

Tryptophan is a vital amino acid that our body needs to take it throughout the food, and cashew nuts are great source of it. This amino acid helps children develop and grow, regulates mood, balances our behavior, improves sleep and can significantly lower the level of stress, anxiety and depression.

You need just two handfuls of cashews because they contain somewhere between 1.000 and 2.000 mg of tryptophan. This compound has been proven to be as equally successful as prescription antidepressants. The best thing about treating depression with cashews is that you will surely avoid side effects that are usually caused by antidepressants. Of course, this is yet another thing big pharma carefully hides from us.

An introduction to Cashew Nut Allergy

Beside allergies caused by eating walnuts, almonds and other nuts, cashew nut cause allergy in both adults and children and is one of the commonest food allergies. Same as peanuts, cashews can lead to occurrence of some very severe allergic reactions, even if the individual has consumed just a small quantity of cashews.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016



An Excerpt From
The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things
by Peggy Anderson


What are your greatest gifts? How can you best serve mankind? These are questions you must answer to find your true purpose in life.

     Who am I?
     What am I meant to do here?
     What am I trying to do with my life?


These are powerful questions that can be difficult to answer. They sometimes surface during major life transitions such as family strife, job loss, spiritual awakenings, or the death of a loved one.

Every person is a unique being. There is only one of you in the universe. You have many obvious gifts and other gifts still waiting to be discovered.

I truly believe, however, that one of the most important questions you can ask yourself in your journey to find your purpose is, “How can I serve others?”

Albert Schweitzer said it well: “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”

 

 

Monday, August 8, 2016


What Hiking Does To The Brain Is Pretty Amazing

Apr 11, 2016 By Michael W. Pirrone

 

The great outdoors might just be greater than you think. There are plenty of us who love to spend as many hours of the day outdoors as we can, and hiking is obviously quite healthy for the body, but few of us ever give a lot of thought to how hiking could benefit our mental health as well. It turns out that hiking might just be your ticket to a brand-new brain, whether you’re passionate about the outdoors, or just force yourself to take a stroll around your local park.

Recent studies about the effects of hiking and nature have been directed at understanding just how this recreational activity affects both the physiological and mental aspects of our brains. One of the main reasons for this glut of research is because we’re spending so much less time outdoors, overall. The average American child now spends half as much time outside as compared to only 20 years ago. HALF. Only 6% of children will play outside on their own in a typical week. Conversely, kids are now spending almost 8 hours per day watching television, playing video games, or using a computer, tablet, or phone for recreational purposes. That number actually jumps up to 10 hours if you count doing two things at once! Overall, Americans now spend 93% of their time inside a building or vehicle.

So, what does this mean for human beings? Well, unless we get a little more proactive about embracing fresh air and dirt under our feet, the prognosis is pretty grim. The bright side is, as with all great medicine, when it comes to the outdoors, a little goes a long way.

Nature really does clear your head.

According to a study published last July in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a 90-minute walk through a natural environment had a huge positive impact on participants. In a survey taken afterwards, those people who took the natural walk showed far lower levels of brooding, or obsessive worry. The control group who spent that 90 minutes walking through a city reported no such difference. Not only that, but the scientists went a step further and did brain scans of the subjects. They found that there was decreased blood flow to the subgenual prefrontal cortex. What in the world does that mean? Well, increased blood flow to this region of the brain is associated with bad moods. Everything from feeling sad about something, to worrying, to major depression seem to be tied to this brain region. Hiking deactivates it.

Unplugging makes you more creative.

Psychologists Ruth Ann Atchley and David L. Strayer found in their 2012 study that after a four-day-long hike in the wilderness, with no access to technology, participants scored a whopping 50% higher on a test known as RAT, or Remote Associates Test. It’s a simple way of measuring the creative potential in people. A series of three words are given, for instance, “same, tennis, and head.” The test-taker has to find a fourth word that connects the first three. In this case, the answer is “match.” A 50% increase is a huge leap up in performance by research standards. Problem-solving skills like this are thought to originate in the same area of the brain that we also use for selective attention and threat detection, meaning our ability to think creatively is being overwhelmed by the constant stimulus of digital, indoor living.

Hiking boosts your focus.

We mentioned selective attention in the previous section but this is bigger than that. Anyone who has ADHD or has raised a child who has been diagnosed with the disorder can tell you, it’s a daily struggle to maintain grades, work performance, even relationships with friends and family. Medication can help alleviate the symptoms, but often ADHD persists into adulthood and that daily habit of popping stimulants can take its toll on your health and your wallet. Well, what about a good hike? A 2004 study came to the pretty obvious conclusion that getting outdoors and doing something active can reduce the symptoms of ADHD. More than that, it can do so for anyone, regardless of age, health, or other characteristics that can change the effect of medication.

Charge your mind’s batteries with a hike.

Hiking is a pretty solid aerobic exercise that burns around 400-700 calories per hour. This is great on its own, but aerobic exercise also has a really positive effect on your brain: it improves your memory. It’s even being studied as a way to help seniors fight off dementia, because it doesn’t just increase your ability to store information, it also reduces memory loss. Outdoor activity has also been shown to improve grades, so it’s a pretty solid choice all around for juicing your grey matter.

Feel better about yourself, from your sweaty head down to your muddy boots.

According to a 2010 report in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, even getting out into nature for five minutes at a stretch is enough to give your self-esteem a substantial upgrade. Spending the entire day outdoors results in a second jump upwards! Walking near water seemed to have the biggest effect, so when planning your next hike, be sure to seek out a location with some great streams, rivers, or lakes.

 

Is hiking the solution to all of life’s woes? Probably not. But what science is showing is that it’s actually a pretty solid candidate for making everyone’s lives a lot better, with very little input. If you already hike, good for you! If you’d like to start, find yourself a sturdy, comfortable pair of shoes or boots and head to a website like EveryTrail, which can help you find your way to the nearest nature.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

GUAVA LEAVES
  1. Guava leaf tea can decrease bad LDL cholesterol without affecting good HDL cholesterol levels.
  2. Treat bronchitis and coughs with guava leaf tea
  3. Apply crushed guava leaves onto affected areas to relieve itching caused by allergies
  4. This method can also be used for relieving insect bites.
  5. Guava leaves offer an amazing aid against hair loss when boiled and allowed too cool on room temperature. Gently massage your scalp to stop any further hair loss
  6. Guava leaf tea stops carbohydrates from turning into sugar and thus suppresses appetite. This will also help you to reduce weight.
  7. Guava leaf tea is also great for upset stomach and provides a great help in cases of food poisoning.
  8. This tea is also effective in the treatment of diarrhea and dysentry since it provides strong antimicrobial properties.
  9. Guava leaf tea is considered to be effective in treating enlarged prostate and cancer.
  10. It is especially recommended for men who deal with fertility problems.
  11. Guava leaves are high in vitamin C, which helps to heal those trouble spots on your face, called acne and pimples.
  12. In order to prevent infections, aplly crushed guava leaves on minor cuts like scrapes or abrasion. You can also prepare a tea to relieve an outer ear infection. Leave the tea to cool and then drop some of it in on the affected area.
  13. Boil 9 guava leaves in 5 cups of water until the amount you have in your pot reduces by half. This is great in the treatment of dengue.
  14. Guava leaf tea is very beneficial for diabetics as it reduces blood sugar level and does not stimulate insulin secretion.
  15. Chew guava leaves in order to relieve toothache, inflamed gums and sores in the oral cavity.
  16. If you want to remove blackheads naturally, crush a few guava leaves and stir in a little bit of water. Use this instead of your regular face scrub.
  17. Use the same combination to prevent premature skin aging, and you will be amazed by the result.

Now when you know all these amazing benefits of guava leaves, you can use them whenever you need, and if you have guava tree in your backyard, you are very lucky.


Via: fhfn.org