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Категория : Здравословен начин на живот
Дата : 2021
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Vegan Cordyceps Militaris - The Long Life Heavenly Herbal Medicine

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Vegan Cordyceps Militaris - The Long Life Heavenly Herbal Medicine

Cordyceps militaris is a very powerful medicinal mushroom, whose use goes back more than 5,000 years as part of the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In recent years, Cordyceps militaris has become increasingly popular worldwide, as studies continue to reveal more and more of its impressive health benefits. In nature, it grows on caterpillar larvae, but those who raise it for medical purposes may use a vegan media to ensure that it is animal-free. Through research, Dr. Nguyễn Ngọc Quán of Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam, has developed a plant-based media for growing Cordyceps militaris. "The Cordyceps militaris that we are making is vegan, and we gave it a new name: 'Long Life Heavenly Herbal Medicine.'” This extraordinary mushroom is called the 'miraculous cure' in Traditional Chinese Medicine as it can heal numerous health conditions. "Nowadays, medical science has confirmed that the vegan Cordyceps militaris can cure many cancers, pulmonary diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, etc. Cordyceps militaris’ reputation for protecting the lungs comes from its ability to promote the body’s better use of oxygen, decrease lung inflammation and eliminate phlegm. The vegan Cordyceps militaris has a phenomenal impact on lowering high blood pressure or raising the blood pressure of those who have low blood pressure. Thus, it helps the body maintain a healthy blood pressure level." The mushroom is best known for its ability to increase stamina and as an anti-fatigue supplement. With more oxygen in one’s system, it is easier to keep a steady pace all day long without 'crashing' and one can sleep soundly. Another impressive ability of the Cordyceps militaris is how efficiently it enhances the immune system's functions. Consumption of the mushroom may be helpful in building up one’s overall immunity as a protective measure against Covid-19 infection. Thank you, Dr. Nguyễn Ngọc Quán, for your precious knowledge about the Cordyceps militaris and your dedication to producing this “Long Life Heavenly Herbal Medicine” so it is more accessible to everyone. We also thank Mother Earth for giving us so many fruits and herbs that nourish our body and support our health, making our life here more joyful and comfortable.
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2021-01-02   2198 Преглед
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2021-01-02

Confronting the Rising Prevalence of Food Allergies

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Confronting the Rising Prevalence of Food Allergies

A food allergy is a condition where the immune system misidentifies certain proteins in food as a harmful substance, known as an allergen. Globally, the estimated number of people suffering from a food allergy has reached 250 million-plus. More than 170 foods have been reported to cause allergic reactions. These are symptoms of a life-threatening condition known as anaphylaxis. Emerging evidence suggests that gut bacteria could play an influential role in whether we have food allergies. One type of bacterium that thrives in the digestive tract of those with a meat-heavy diet has been found to be associated with inflammation and bowel diseases. Not only does a meat diet change the gut environment, but also herbicides and pesticides used to cultivate crops can contribute to the imbalance of microbiota in the digestive systems of those who eat the produce. Another potential cause of food allergies is vitamin D deficiency. Research published in the Italian Journal of Pediatrics reports that around 2 to 6% of children suffer from cow’s milk protein allergy. Adults can also be allergic to milk and experience wheezing, vomiting, hives, and/or digestive issues. According to Dr. Neal Barnard, MD, founding president of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and a Shining World Compassion Award recipient, adopting a plant-based diet can be beneficial in dealing with food allergies. If our diet is composed of whole and minimally processed vegan foods, such as fruits, vegetables, oats, rice, nuts, etc., we do not have to worry that we are accidentally overlooking allergy-causing ingredients on a product label. Even though no treatments are currently available to cure food-allergic reactions, we can wisely choose the lifestyle that is best for our health. For example, there are plenty of delicious and nutritious substitutes for dairy milk, such as soy, almond and rice milk. Sufficient sunlight can boost our immune system to cope with some allergy problems related to insufficient vitamin D. In addition, having animal companions could be a way to help avoid allergies. A UK study involving more than 1,300 3-month-old babies found those with dogs in the household had a greatly lowered risk of a food allergy.
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2021-06-05   1083 Преглед
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2021-06-05

Appreciation of Art Improves Quality of Life, Part 1 of 2

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Appreciation of Art Improves Quality of Life, Part 1 of 2

Art is the creative manifestation of the artist’s thoughts, emotions, intuitions, observations, and imagination. From painting to sculptures, architecture to design, music to dance and literature to digital media, art is a gift offered by artists to the world. Whether it’s starting our day with soothing music in the morning, enjoying the neighbor’s garden design on our way to work, or a fancy advertisement catching our attention on the bus, there are countless ways that art influences our lives. An inspiring movie can cheer us up, or a powerful song can resonate in our hearts and provide comfort during difficult times. Art helps us to appreciate cultural diversity and inspires self-reflection. Scientific studies have even found that the appreciation of art improves emotional resilience and promotes health, healing, and longevity. Many scientific studies have shown that bringing more art into people’s lives and surroundings can have positive effects on health, including even helping with patients’ physical, mental and emotional recovery. Engaging in creative activities can reduce stress and depression and help to alleviate symptoms of chronic diseases.Visiting art galleries and museums, and attending theater performances and concerts, can improve quality of life and reduce levels of anxiety and depression. A study conducted by the University of Westminster, UK, showed that after just 35 minutes spent in an art gallery during their lunch break, participants felt less stressed and had lower blood concentrations of cortisol, the stress hormone. Positive emotions, such as the awe experienced when we feel touched by the beauty of nature, art or spirituality, have been shown to reduce inflammation in the body. Dr. Mirgain explains: “Experiencing awe can give us a sense of hope and provide a feeling of fulfillment. It can create a desire to work toward the greater good and even help us maintain kindness towards others.”
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2021-03-13   1301 Преглед
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2021-03-13

Resistance Training: A Simple Workout to Strengthen Muscles, Part 1 of 2

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Resistance Training: A Simple Workout to Strengthen Muscles, Part 1 of 2

Muscle mass starts to decline around the age of 30, at a rate of 3-5% per decade, and the elderly are at a greater risk for sarcopenia or muscle mass loss due to aging. Resistance training allows us to increase muscle mass, improve muscular strength and endurance, as well as boost our basal metabolic rate (BMR). Our BMR determines how many calories we burn when we are at rest. We must also be aware that when we fail to exercise our muscles, the cells tend to shrink or atrophy. Resistance training also contributes to better control of diabetes, high blood pressure and hyperlipidemia. A joint study by the Harvard School of Public Health in the USA and Denmark’s University of Southern Denmark established that men performing 150 minutes of resistance training weekly may be able to lower their risk of type 2 diabetes by about 34%. To benefit fully from a resistance training session, eating a vegan snack prior to and after a workout is recommended to give your body good fuel. Plant-based proteins are superior to those of animal sources as they offer abundant antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties; they are also much less acidic. Resistance training can be achieved through various types of equipment and routines such as free weights (dumbbells and barbells), weight machines, resistance tubes and the use of one’s own bodyweight. Here are some simple bodyweight exercises for absolute beginners: 1. Wall push-up: If you can’t do a standard push-up on the floor, start with a vertical one! This involves pushing against a wall while standing about 60 centimeters away from it. 2. Crunches: This is a classic and simple exercise to train the abdominal muscles. Nowadays, numerous workout apps can assist you in training. For example, Fitbod is an excellent app for beginners. Fitbod offers instructions for every exercise segment, videos for reference, a “heat map” to visualize the impact of your exercise - all the while recording your progress after each workout. JEFIT presents an interesting feature that allows you to share your training program with others as well! Always begin your session with a few warm-ups before launching into the resistance training routines.
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2021-04-24   1966 Преглед
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2021-04-24

Guarding Health with Innovative Wearable Devices, Part 2 of 2

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Guarding Health with Innovative Wearable Devices, Part 2 of 2

Wearable medical technologies have been transforming healthcare at an unprecedented pace in recent years. Smart glasses can be extremely valuable to healthcare professionals. Smart glasses can save physicians time for data access and recording. Based on the results from Dignity Health's Ventura Medical Clinic in California, USA, the implementation of Google Glass’ hands-free solution has improved human connection and the quality of care: direct patient care time has increased from 35% to 70% and daily EHR data input time has decreased from 33% to 9%. And smart glasses can play a key role in orthopedic surgeries. Pixee Medical, a France-based leading surgical navigation solution provider, has developed the cutting-edge Knee+ Augmented Reality navigation software for total knee replacement surgery - a very complex procedure. The first Knee+ assisted total knee replacement surgery was successfully performed in June 2020. For people with limited mobility, smart glasses can be supportive too. Munevo, a German startup helping people with disabilities by offering them independent mobility and self-determination, has developed the Munevo Drive system that allows users to control their wheelchair by delicate head movements and voice commands. A virtual reality (VR) headset is a smart device worn on the head that enables the user to experience a simulated 3D environment. Embodied Labs has assisted more than 100 institutional subscribers, including senior care providers, schools and government aging agencies, in making caregivers more effective, empathetic and motivated. The population of aging people is steadily increasing globally; thus the need for healthcare services to be continuous, holistic and proactive is on the rise. For example, Nuubo’s wireless wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) system uses adjustable silver textile-electrodes to perform 24/7 remote cardiological monitoring for patients treating their chronic heart condition at home. Powercast, a pioneer of wireless charging, and Liquid X, a manufacturer of metallic inks, have jointly developed a solution to simplify the production of smart textiles that withstand laundry washing.
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2021-10-15   788 Преглед
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2021-10-15

Protection from Internet Addiction

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Protection from Internet Addiction

Through the Internet, we connect, work, undertake training, learn, recreate, reflect, mobilize, purchase items, do research, etc. We benefit from many conveniences such as taking classes, doing research, and shopping from wherever we are. In fact, we have come to rely so greatly on accomplishing tasks requiring Internet connectivity that a heavy dependence could unfold and result in Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). Internet addiction could jeopardize mental and physical health, causing a variety of symptoms such as: depression, anxiety, biological clock disruptions, dietary imbalance, insomnia or sleep disturbance, deteriorating eyesight, headaches, neck pain, backaches, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Various therapies may be suitable for treating Internet addiction; Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT) is commonly used to guide the patient to handle life routines, emotional stress, negative thought patterns and compulsive behavior through different approaches. Positive changes are thus enabled one small step at a time. In addition to professional treatment, the caring support of family and friends plays an important part in the healing process. Internet addicts are encouraged to partake in social activities in order to improve their social skills. Daily exercise, yoga, reading, painting, or meditating can help regain balance, manage stress levels, improve mood and the overall outlook on life. The prevalence of and widespread access to the Internet make adolescents the demographic group with the highest rates of Internet addiction, especially game addiction. Early intervention remains the best and most important course of action to prevent children and teenagers from becoming addicted to Internet gaming.
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2021-04-10   1162 Преглед
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2021-04-10

Pesticide Impact – A Silent Menace

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Pesticide Impact – A Silent Menace

Pesticides, including herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, rodenticides and bactericides, are chemical or biological agents that are used in many agricultural and industrial sectors to control pests, weeds and diseases. According to the Pesticide Action Network UK, “There is a growing body of evidence that pesticides can become more harmful when combined, even when each individual chemical appears at levels at or below its ‘no-observed- effect-concentration.’” By 2017, the global agricultural use of pesticides had grown to 4.1 million metric tons per year, a nearly 81% increase from 1990. According to research, pesticides are responsible for over three million poisoning cases annually and an estimated 220,000 deaths. Due to their persistent nature and bioaccumulation properties, pesticides are harder to degrade in the environment. OCPs have strong lipophilicity. Therefore, when the toxic OCPs are ingested, they might partition into fat tissues and be stored inside. This is not only limited to humans, but also it affects other living beings in the same way. Eventually, the detrimental effect of biomagnification is at its greatest when it ends up in the stomachs of meat-eaters. If the amount of OCPs released into the blood circulation increases, there might be a higher risk of dementia. As a result, the amount of OCPs that end up in the brain might be less in those making a healthy lifestyle change. What can we do in communities to protect ourselves from the harmful effects of pesticides? One way is by implementing sustainable-oriented agroecology and vegan organic farming practices. The available methods, to name a few, include crop rotation and usage of cover crops, which encourage good soil health. It would be great to turn your garden or balcony into a mini-farm, or participate in a community farming project. One study showed that simply rinsing produce under cold water was already enough to reduce pesticide residues for 75%, or 9, of the 12 pesticides tested. 2. Vinegar is another way to get pesticides off vegetables and fruits. Lastly, going vegan is the simplest and most efficient way to help minimize our exposure to pesticides.
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2021-08-21   1242 Преглед
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2021-08-21

Veganism: A COVID-19 Pandemic Remedy and Zoonotic Disease Shield, Part 1 of 2

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Veganism: A COVID-19 Pandemic Remedy and Zoonotic Disease Shield, Part 1 of 2

The occurrence of new infectious diseases has gone up dramatically over the last century. Researchers have also found that the more humans have interacted with wildlife, including practicing domestication, the higher the chances are of diseases being shared between humans and animals. In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) had already noted an “increased demand for animal protein” as one of the causes of zoonoses. The consumption of meat, milk and eggs are key factors that accelerate the emergence of fatal infectious diseases that have caused innumerable lives of humans and animals to perish. New emerging diseases will continue to threaten humankind if we don't change the way we live. COVID-19 is the latest example, which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus and jumped from animals to humans. Supreme Master Ching Hai has spoken about what makes the COVID-19 pandemic so different from pandemics we have seen in the past. “There are quite a few variants of the COVID. But Delta, it seems to be the worst right now.” “Take good care of yourself. We are in a big, big problem right now, I mean the whole world – one variant after another.” “Important thing is, you must be humble. You cannot have a careless and arrogant attitude. You think that, like, raw food will protect you. No, no, no. It’s not that. It may be that your karma is better. You still have some good karma left. Plus God’s Blessing! But if you mingle too much with many people, you’ll get it. Not because the virus doesn’t spread as fast if you get out fast, but because you mingle with too many people, different energy, maybe very low-level spiritually. Then you’ll get it. Because your karma might not be enough to cover. Maybe you’re not humble enough.” Delta COVID has spread to at least 132 countries around the world. Now, it has become the dominant type in over a dozen countries, including the UK, Israel, and the US. Instances of fully vaccinated people getting infected are constantly being reported. According to the CDC, the transmissibility of the Delta variant is nearly twice as high as other identified variants.
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2021-09-15   1334 Преглед
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Foods for a Healthier Heart

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Foods for a Healthier Heart

Heart disease is the leading cause of death globally in the 21st century. Vegan foods have lots of heart-protective nutrients and can reduce the risk of diabetes, hypertension and obesity, which are all major causes of heart disease. Plant-based foods are beneficial to your heart health in general, but the ingredients in them can make a difference in the health-promoting outcomes. Therefore, fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs are the most natural ingredients and the best options for keeping us healthy. Whole grains: Try swapping out white rice with brown rice, and use whole grain flour in baking instead of white flour. Soak raw oats with plant-based milk of choice in a jar, add your favorite vegan toppings and mix well, then cover and put it in the refrigerator overnight. The soluble oat fiber – beta-glucan is known to lower LDL cholesterol levels by 5 to 10%, and the overnight soaking process breaks down phytic acid, which can inhibit your body from absorbing minerals such as iron, zinc and calcium. Dark Green Leafy Vegetables: They are also an excellent source of heart-protective antioxidants and minerals, including the rich nitrates that can widen blood vessels, thus lowering blood pressure, and the abundant vitamin K can help prevent the hardening of heart arteries. Nuts: Pistachios can help people deal with stress better, thus lowering their blood pressure. Walnuts are the only nuts abundant in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which reduces plaque buildup in coronary arteries. Beans: Soy is rich in phytoestrogens or plant-based estrogens; hence it is naturally anti-atherosclerotic for postmenopausal women. Olive Oil: According to a large-scale study including more than 90,000 men and women from 1990 to 2014, replacing margarine, butter, mayonnaise, or dairy fat by 5 grams per day with the equivalent amount of olive oil reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease by 5-7%. Turmeric: Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, may help reverse heart disease development. Although curcumin is not well absorbed in the body, combining black pepper with turmeric can improve curcumin absorption by up to 2,000%.
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2021-11-27   1153 Преглед
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2021-11-27

Dr. Debra Shapiro (vegan): Champion of Women’s Health, Part 2 of 3

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Dr. Debra Shapiro (vegan): Champion of Women’s Health, Part 2 of 3

Today, we will find why dairy products are not good for our health. In the United States, 50% of women and 25% of men will experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. For generations, we’ve been taught that milk strengthens bones and helps prevent the condition. But does the scientific evidence really back that up? “Yes, another fallacy. And we've seen this over and over again in very large studies that milk does not prevent osteoporosis.” How much calcium should we be getting daily and what are good sources? Dr. Shapiro weighs in. “I would really try to get close to 1,000 milligrams of calcium a day. You get calcium from low oxalate greens and legumes and things like almonds and figs have calcium and sesame seeds in tahini have calcium, but it's really the low oxalate greens things like kale and collard greens that have much more calcium.” Apart from making bones become more brittle, milk is dangerous for a number of other reasons, chiefly because it contains a protein called casein. “The casein gets turned in our body - this is the protein again - to be something called casomorphins.” “And you actually are chemically addicted to cheese because of the casomorphins.” “We know that milk protein increases something called IGF-1 (Insulin-like Growth Factor-1), and that makes tumors grow; that makes things grow.” Lactose intolerance is a condition marked by bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps and occurs after eating or drinking dairy products. “It's an interesting thing that so many people are drinking dairy because, all over the world, most people actually cannot digest that lactose, that milk sugar.” Surprisingly, milk also can potentially take away our ability to make insulin. “In addition, there's bovine insulin in milk. And bovine insulin can actually be a trigger for Type 1 diabetes in children that are genetically susceptible.”
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2021-07-17   1021 Преглед
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2021-07-17

Ditching Dairy Brings Better Health

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Ditching Dairy Brings Better Health

Today, we are going to explore why dairy is scary and best to be avoided. Each milk type is naturally designed to meet the nutritional requirements needed for a baby’s optimal growth. Thus, it is plain to see that cow’s milk is not suited for human consumption. For example, it contains twice the protein of human milk and a unique amino acid called leucine that stimulates muscle protein synthesis. High amounts of leucine and protein in milk cause a calf to double its birth weight in around 40 days. Human breast milk has less protein, and a baby takes about 180 days to double its birth weight. A human baby needs less protein, but more fat, during the early stages of infancy when their energy is primarily focused on developing the brain, spinal cord and nerves, instead of muscle. Now let’s examine cow’s milk’s effects on grownups. Lactose is the main carbohydrate or sugar in milk, and a staggering number - 3 out of 4 adults - in the world are unable to break down the substance, a condition commonly known as lactose intolerance. People who are lactose intolerant will have indigestion upon consuming dairy products. Symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. We now turn to the logical solution, which is to ditch dairy. One of the most commonly asked questions is: How do we get our calcium if not from milk? Studies show that even though milk and dairy products seem to contain a certain level of calcium, people who consume high amounts of cow’s milk have a significantly higher mortality and bone fracture rate than those who drink little to no milk. In the US, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults each day is 1000 milligrams, the UK’s National Health Service advises a daily intake of 700 milligrams, and the World Health Organization recommends 500 milligrams of calcium per day. These amounts can easily be obtained through a vegan or animal-free diet.
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2021-01-09   1337 Преглед
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Resistance Training: A Simple Workout to Strengthen Muscles, Part 2 of 2

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Resistance Training: A Simple Workout to Strengthen Muscles, Part 2 of 2

In today’s show, we will elaborate on core training and present some entry-level routines suitable for all as well as some that are well-suited for seniors and women. Core exercises activate muscles located in the abdomen, hips, lower back, and pelvis, as well as the inner muscles that wrap around the spine. Here are some top core exercise routines suitable for beginners: 1. Two-point superman: On a flat surface like a mat, get on your hands and knees and have your head down and back flat. Slowly lift one arm and the opposite leg. 2. Forearm plank: Lie on the floor with both forearms flat and elbows aligned with the shoulders. Engage the core muscles to lift the body, keeping both forearms flat on the floor and not allowing the hips to rise or drop. 3. Side plank: Lie on your right side, legs extended and stacked from hip to feet. Contract your core and lift your hips off the floor as much as possible. 4. Bridge: Lie with your back on the floor, knees bent, feet flat under your knees, hands along your sides. Lift the hips off the ground until your knees, hips and shoulders form a straight line. Let us now examine a few great exercises for our treasured seniors: 1. Chair squat: This will greatly help seniors to strengthen their leg muscles. 2. Back and side leg raises: This exercise reinforces the lower back, trains hip flexors and improves balance. 3. Lunges: This exercise builds upon the quadriceps and hips and thus improves a senior’s ability to move out of a chair and do chores around the house that require lifting items. Next, let’s turn to resistance training geared to women. A key question women may ask is whether resistance routines could lead to a bulky look and weight gain. Losing weight and gaining muscle may effectively generate a slight gain in weight but will also result in a leaner and toned silhouette, as muscle is denser than fat and occupies less body space. 1. Side-lying hip abduction. 2. Hip thrust. 3. Lateral band walking. To sum up, resistance training routines warrants everyone various physical and mental benefits. The exercises can be done inexpensively anywhere, anytime!
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2021-05-01   1285 Преглед
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2021-05-01

The Importance of Getting Quality Sleep, Part 1 of 2

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The Importance of Getting Quality Sleep, Part 1 of 2

Even though we seem to be the least active when we’re asleep, our body is still working a lot. Every night, we experience four stages of sleep. The first three stages are known as non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, and the last stage is known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Most dreaming occurs in this stage. Sleep also supports learning and memory. A study published in the Science Advances journal showed that for children under two-and-a-half years of age, REM sleep is important for learning and neural reorganization, which is the reconnection between brain cells in response to learning and adapting to a changing environment. Memory consolidation happens during our sleep, and it allows the brain to process and preserve key information. The hippocampus acts like a USB stick, gathering information during the day. Sleep will help connect these memories together, so that’s why sometimes we wake up with wonderful ideas and solutions to problems. Sleep is crucial for healing and repairing cells to maintain our physical health. A study published in the journal “BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health” concluded that, “sleep and burnout may be risk factors for COVID-19 in high-risk healthcare workers.” Each additional one hour of sleep the workers got reduced the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 12%. Our body performs a detoxification process through the lymphatic system. It’s intriguing to know that our brain also has a cleansing mechanism called the glymphatic system, which can decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease if it runs well during sleep. It can clear waste such as the harmful beta-amyloid protein that accumulates in the brain. During quality sleep, the heart rate slows and blood pressure drops by 10-20%. A published study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that people who regularly got fewer than 6 hours of sleep had a 20% higher risk of a heart attack compared with those who slept 6 to 9 hours. In addition, sleep is a key regulator of neuroendocrine function and glucose metabolism. Want to keep an ideal body weight? Getting a good night’s sleep may be an easy and effective way to achieve this.
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2021-09-04   882 Преглед
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2021-09-04

The Protective Power of Masks, Part 1 of 2

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The Protective Power of Masks, Part 1 of 2

Understanding the mode of transmission of an infectious disease like MERS or COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, is essential to lessen or prevent the further spread of the illness. Viruses can be transmitted between people through airborne droplets made of mucus, saliva and water. Particles containing viruses can be detected when an infected individual coughs, sneezes, talks, or even exhales. Catching a virus is much easier than you think, and even chatting is a hazard. With the aid of aerodynamic particle sizing, it was found that up to 330 particles were released into the air per second when a person made the “Aah” sound. The louder the sound a person made, the greater the number of particles that were emitted. These results suggest a significant risk from COVID-19 asymptomatic people unknowingly spreading the coronavirus by merely talking. One effective way to prevent coronavirus transmission is through social distancing or keeping 3 meters or more away from others. Personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks and face shields, are another line of defense. The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing a mask in indoor spaces outside of the home. Because the coronavirus may be shedding from infected individuals, including asymptomatic ones, a poorly ventilated building can be dangerous. Another advantage of wearing a mask includes preventing one from touching their nose and mouth. A study released in March 2020 found plastic and stainless steel surfaces can harbor the novel coronavirus for up to 72 hours, and it can live on cardboard for up to 24 hours. “High-touch” areas that may be contaminated include doorknobs, elevator buttons, tables, light switches, handrails, countertops, and bathroom fixtures. Wearers must also be careful to not touch their face when adjusting or taking off their masks because unclean hands can come into contact with the eyes. In today’s program, we hope you have learned how wearing a mask can help you and the people around you to stay safe and healthy during the pandemic.
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2021-02-06   1141 Преглед
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2021-02-06

Dr. Leila (vegan): A Life Transformed Through Whole-food Plant-based Eating

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Dr. Leila (vegan): A Life Transformed Through Whole-food Plant-based Eating

"Hallo, I'm Dr. Leila. I used to be a doctor, but I'm now a plant-based nutritionist, and I'm an advisory board member of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK." Dr. Leila has been experiencing severe migraines since childhood, and no medical treatment has been able to resolve this condition permanently. It was a fortunate course of events that brought Dr. Leila to attend a conference in 2018 organized by the Plant-Based Health Professionals UK. She was then introduced to the concept of food’s power to truly act as medicine! She explored it further and the astounding effects on her health, particularly with respect to migraines, confirmed to her the benefits of a plant-based diet centered on whole-foods. Regaining health and finding joy in life through whole-food plant-based meals motivated Dr. Leila to launch her practice called Plant Powered Qi Nutrition. She provides consultations on nutrition, weight management, disease prevention, and recovery from serious illnesses. "When we say whole-food plant-based, what we're talking about is no processed food. So no refined sugar, no refined carbs and no salt. So, yes, the main change for me was no processed food, and whole grains, legumes, a lot of fruits and vegetables." "Going plant-based is really the best diet because it's not just about your health. It's also about the animals and the environment. And the benefit is that you'll be pain-free. And I think we don't realize that. We always accept some health problems as part of aging, but it is not true. We can actually have a healthy life and be fit, and at the same time help the environment and animals. So give it a try, and no matter what your background is, what your tradition and culture are, if you look into your culture, you realize that the root of it was a plant-based diet. So just do your research and if you need any help, there are a lot of people out there to help you to make a transition. Be veg, go green and save the planet."
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2021-03-06   1200 Преглед
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2021-03-06

Keep Cool: Effective Ways to Manage Stress

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Keep Cool: Effective Ways to Manage Stress

Stress is a part of life. If you feel that you are troubled by chronic stress, there are several strategies to help you reduce and manage stress. Removing the root cause is a straightforward strategy to manage stress. If the news regarding an election makes you nervous and uptight, limit your time spent watching related news; if moving is the origin of the stress, comprehensively evaluate your situation again to see whether moving is really necessary. Negative thoughts could intensify the stress and make things worse. Cognitive reframing is a powerful psychological technique that helps people to relieve pressure by changing their mindset to look at the bright side in a stressful situation. If you feel like others are asking too much of you or are exhausted by excessive obligations, perhaps it’s time to set boundaries with others to remove some sources of stress. When you are dealing with prolonged stress, self-health management is vital. Here are some self-care tips that can assist you in managing stress: Exercise is a very effective stress reliever as it has a wide range of health benefits. Any type or duration of exercise is helpful. Adequate sleep also contributes to keeping your stress at bay. In addition, it makes you less sensitive to stress-triggering catalysts.A healthy vegan diet also lowers your stress level. When we are stressed, our bodies produce higher levels of cortisol – the primary stress hormone. A single meal containing animal products may double the cortisol level in your blood. By contrast, a vegan diet helps keep cortisol levels down.Connecting with people in person is an excellent stressbuster. Hugging and holding hands releases oxytocin in our brains, which lowers cortisol levels and promotes feelings of bonding, empathy, and trust. Hence, we feel less stressed. Finally, laughter can cool down your stress response, ease your stress symptoms by enhancing circulation and relaxing muscles, and improve your mood to deal with tough and stressful situations.
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Connecting With Nature to Boost Your Health

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Connecting With Nature to Boost Your Health

How does nature benefit our health? Exposure to the outdoors makes one feel better in both mind and spirit; the serenity of the natural environment creates within us a sense of calmness and aids our physical well-being. The scientific reason behind this is humans are genetically programmed to look for trees, plants, water and other natural elements. When our body is absorbed and focused on nature's greatness, our mind puts aside any pain or discomfort temporarily. So the big question is: Where’s nature? How do we get access to it? For those people who live in urban settings with a rather hurried and busy lifestyle, there are also ways to catch a sight of nature by simply looking at some paintings or images of the wild. It might be surprising to you that viewing still images can help. In addition to still images, simple plants in a room also bring much positive change to our health. Interestingly, even a brisk moment of viewing greenery can be an instant refreshment for our minds. According to another experiment conducted by Scottish scientists, even just a few minutes in the open air in a green space can lower one’s stress levels and make one feel much more relaxed and clear-headed. Research has shown that buildings with more vegetation around them had 52% less property and violent crimes than those without any vegetation. In fact, scientific research has shown that tree-hugging can be truly health-enhancing. It can calm the body and boost our mood by prompting the release of the hormones serotonin and dopamine, thus making one feel much happier. Another interesting and effective way to connect with nature is to walk barefoot on grass, sand or soil, which is known as grounding. The scientific reason behind the positive effects is that the Earth’s surface has a subtle negative charge and is constantly generating electrons that can neutralize free radicals, thus acting as antioxidants to help our body to prevent cell damage. For the elderly, being outside can improve memory. If we work or walk in sunlight, we become healthier by replenishing ourselves with vitamin D.
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2021-10-19   841 Преглед
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Air Pollution – An Alarming Health Hazard, Part 1 of 2

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Air Pollution – An Alarming Health Hazard, Part 1 of 2

Air pollution was among the top five leading risk factors for early death worldwide in 2019 and causes about seven million deaths every year. Today, 90% of people breathe unclean air that contains significant amounts of pollutants. Even though air quality in Europe has improved in the past decade, a special report called “State of Global Air 2020” revealed that the highest annual exposure to PM2.5 continues to be seen in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. PM2.5 refers to Particulate Matter, one of the most concerning substances in air pollution. As the size of the particulate matter is greatly associated with its detrimental effects, fine particles can pose a serious threat to our health. They can be inhaled deeply into the respiratory tract or even enter into the bloodstream due to its fine size. Pregnant women exposed to air pollution may have a higher chance of elevated blood pressure, which is a common cause of pre-term birth. In addition, particulate matter increases the risk of low birth weight and having a child with autism. Inhaling PM2.5 might also change the size of a child’s developing brain, and this can eventually make them become more vulnerable to emotional problems when they enter adolescence. Research has shown that the elderly in the United States who are exposed to the annual mean amount of PM2.5 nationally, have a greater chance of developing neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and associated dementias.Besides particulate matter, ozone is another major part of the air pollution. Low amounts of ozone can lead to chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath, and throat discomfort. Not only does ozone exposure worsen chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, but also it weakens the body’s response to fight off respiratory infections. Next, let’s take a look at how air pollution impacts COVID-19. According to a study from Harvard University in the United States, an increase of one microgram per cubic meter in PM2.5 increases the COVID-19 death rate by 8%. Meanwhile, Dr. Mary Prunicki from Stanford University in the United States found that air pollution can also exacerbate the COVID-19 situation in a surprising way - that particulates and nitrogen dioxide in air pollutants can act as vectors for the coronavirus to spread.
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Veganism: A COVID-19 Pandemic Remedy and Zoonotic Disease Shield, Part 2 of 2

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Veganism: A COVID-19 Pandemic Remedy and Zoonotic Disease Shield, Part 2 of 2

Due to animal livestock raising and the wildlife trade, cross-species transmission of viruses has become more frequent. Viruses have a built-in mechanism that makes them more likely to have mutations when they spread between individuals. The more it’s being transmitted, the greater the chances new variants will form. The animal livestock raising business needs to be ended if humans want to break the vicious cycle of diseases that repeatedly affect animals and humans. Among COVID-19 cases, participants who reported following a plant-based diet had a 73% lower chance of developing a moderate- to-severe COVID-19 illness compared with participants who did not follow this diet. Despite scientific evidence showing that people who adhere to plant-based diets get more protection from developing moderate-to-severe COVID-19 symptoms, we must not forget to take preventive measures to protect ourselves. “God helps those who help themselves. You have the physical body in the physical dimension. You have to take care in the physical world in a physical way.” The simplest solution to eliminate the source of transmission is the global adoption of the vegan lifestyle to prevent future epidemics. Fortunately, there is an increasing trend of consuming plant-based foods that has been seen during the pandemic. According to the market intelligence agency Mintel, the pandemic has encouraged more UK consumers to explore plant-based diets. Experts expect to see continuing growth in the vegan food market after the pandemic ends. “We must pray in silence, we must meditate for the world to go vegan. World Vegan will breed lasting World Peace, will breed benevolent energy for all beings, including humans, and then they won’t get such sickness again. Even if they have to go through this sickness now, [if] they turn vegan, in the future we don’t have any more pandemics or epidemics anymore. Our world has forever pandemics and epidemics because we continue to kill. If they are vegan right now, except the small or some inevitable consequences of the past karmic deeds that they have to endure this lifetime, we don’t have any more pandemic, we don’t have any more sicknesses – we would have forever peace between nations. Animals will have peace also. All beings will have peace.”
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Professor Timaree Hagenburger (vegan): Peaking With Plant-Based Sports Nutrition, Part 2 of 3

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Professor Timaree Hagenburger (vegan): Peaking With Plant-Based Sports Nutrition, Part 2 of 3

“So, calories are going to depend on many factors. There isn't just one set of calories for everybody. Everybody can figure out how many calories they need based on equations. One of them that's very common is called Harris Benedict. Now it's very common, and research has shown us that a lot of athletes, especially endurance athletes and cyclists, they're at risk for not getting enough calories. And so, for them it's going to be important to eat, maybe quantity-wise, more than they used to eat. So with protein intake, it's a lot of people feel like they need a lot of protein and our country especially, and I think the whole world is following now that we think protein is the most important and that it's been very commercialized. But in fact, athletes can get all of the protein and all of the essential amino acids that they need by eating whole foods.” “But before the event, we want something that's very easy to digest. And if it's going to be a sustained event in the afternoon, then you can do a high carbohydrate, even 3 to 4 grams of carbohydrate per kilogram body weight, 3 to 4 hours before. Now with fluid, it's going to be somewhere between 5 to 10 milliliters of liquid per kilogram, 2 to 4 hours before an event.” “If it's a dehydration-related muscle cramp, we typically see that come at the end of prolonged, intense activity and can also start as small spasms on both sides of the body. It's important to always consume adequate potassium, and plant-based eaters are going to get great sources of potassium.” Let’s find out about the type of nutrition needed after an event to help the body recover. “And then to follow up with a balanced meal with carbohydrate and protein and fat, somewhere between one hour to maybe 90 minutes after the event. Carbohydrate has been shown to help with long-term recovery and long-term performance. So, the oats and the beans and the lentils, and the potatoes, and the fruit is just key for them to be able to perform race after race and recover in between.”
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