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  • The ketogenic diet first gained fame through its effectiveness for weight loss. The high-fat, low-carb diet promotes nutritional ketosis–a normal metabolic state marked by moderate levels of ketones in the blood. The idea with carb restriction in terms of weight loss is that it prompts the release of body fat to be burned or converted to ketones for energy (extra dietary fat also contributes to ketone production).

  • Nitric Oxide (NO) is now one of the most studied gases, and in turn one of the most studied supplements, in medical science, even though its discovery was quite recent. But there’s a reason for this boom in studies being published on this miracle molecule, especially in the last two decades.

  • You get home from work after spending extra hours at the office dealing with back-to-back meetings. You look around the house and there are piles of laundry, dirty footprints from the bottoms of your child’s shoes, and a spouse who looks upset that you’re late again.

  • Did you know that there is an entire cluster of living things within you, which play a major role in the state of your physical and mental well-being? As a matter of fact, your gut is full of an entire colony, with more than 100 trillion tiny, yet mighty, bacteria. In simple words, your life literally depends on them.

  • Farmers in South Africa face constant uncertainty regarding weather, politics and market fluctuations - all factors out of their control. Most of them are constantly under medical " drugs" prescribed by Doctors ,combined with isolation that contributes to worrying levels of depression and suicide.

  • FDA-approved artificial sweeteners and sport supplements were found to be toxic to digestive gut microbes, according to a new paper published in Molecules by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

  • In a world where image seems to matter so much, the incessant desire to look good can really take a toll on your mental health. You may find yourself focused on being healthy.

  • Environmental health is concerned with how the environment - not only air, water and other organisms - but our homes, work and leisure places, means of transport and technology - affects human health and well-being.

  • When you said “I do” at the wedding chapel, I bet you weren’t thinking about how your marriage would affect your weight! Research has shown that a happy marriage can have quite a few health benefits, including longevity, cardiovascular health, and weight loss. However, the key to unlocking these treasures lies in the word “happy”.

  • You get home from work after spending extra hours at the office dealing with back-to-back meetings.

  • People who regularly hit the gym sleep better and feel more alert during the day than those who are not as physically active, according to a new study.

  • Whether it’s smelly feet or stinky armpits, body odor can be really embarrassing, especially when you’re attending an important meeting or special social gathering. More importantly, how you smell can actually reveal a lot about your health.

  • Coherence-Based Self-Regulation

    There is no getting away from the stresses of modern life: the fast pace, the connectivity that brings us closer together yet simultaneously farther apart, the ease of access to health foods and bad news at the same time, the environmental toxins and air pollution, the growing financial demands, and the current unhealthy standards of nutrition and fad diets.

  • The surge in obesity levels globally – worldwide obesity has nearly tripledsince 1975, according to the World Health Organization — is causing food and health companies to scramble for ways to battle the glut and the gut.

  • Narrow Band UVB Home Phototherapy for Psoriasis and Vitiligo

    We encounter UVB every day when exposing our skin to the sun, without even knowing that it has a particularly good influence on our health.

  • The Gut and Stress
    Stress is another important factor to consider when we talk about the integrity of the microbiome, managing appetite and the health of the gut. Once again, it has a lot to do with the gut-brain connection. As you know, cortisol, the immune system, and inflammation are linked.

  • While a lot of people desire to lose weight and look thinner, many tend to ultimately forget the importance of nutrition. Nutrition has nothing to do with any diet trend. Instead, it is a basic need, something critical that you need to maintain to ensure that your overall health is always good condition. Without proper nutrition, your body can seriously suffer and become at risk for a host of diseases. This includes adrenal fatigue.

  • Green tea has been around for thousands of years, but it seems like only recently green tea has finally been recognized for all its health benefits. It?s been said that there are numerous green tea advantages, like its ability to fight cancer, increase metabolism, and even extend life?but which of these claims are actually backed by research? Here we explore what claims have been proven, and if the green tea advantages are enough to make you drink it all in.

  • Adding some mood lifting exercises into your daily schedule can have benefits for your physical, emotional, and mental health. In fact, this is one of the best ways to improve your overall health and give you the energy you need to face the rest of your day. These beneficial practices can be actual physical exercises, or they could be other types of practices such as self-development or healing work that you can add to your daily routine. What’s important is that the practices support your health and reduce your stress levels at the same time. These benefits are particularly important if you suffer from conditions such as Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome (AFS), and struggle with stress and pressure in your life.

    What is AFS?
    AFS is caused by prolonged periods of stress. Stress is a major problem in today’s society because of issues with the modern lifestyle. Usually, the human body can cope with stress without too many problems because it has a system called the NeuroEndoMetabolic (NEM) Stress Response. This system makes changes in the body that protect against the negative effects of stress and prepare you to react to a potentially dangerous situation. But because modern life is full of ongoing stressors, this system can become overworked. Your adrenal glands are often the first organ to show signs of this overwork because they’re such a vital part of the system. Your adrenals secrete hormones that are essential in times of stress, and when this hormone demand is too high for too long, it can cause the adrenals to become fatigued and result in AFS.

    AFS causes a variety of frustrating and elusive symptoms including fatigue, brain fog, digestive problems, depression, anxiety, and low blood sugar. Unfortunately, because AFS isn’t commonly accepted by the medical establishment, this can result in a long period of ill health and confusion as you struggle to get the right diagnosis and treatment. So if you think you may have this troublesome disorder, it’s important that you educate yourself on the effects of AFS and seek out expert help that will guide you on the road to recovery.

    The Dangers of Exercising with AFS
    For most people, starting an exercise routine has a number of benefits. After all, physical activity gives you energy, improves your health, and makes you fitter and happier. But if you have AFS, exercise can actually cause more problems or worsen your AFS symptoms. AFS causes a chronic lack of energy that is the natural result of hormone dysregulation and malfunctions in various organs. As a result, over-exercising can increase the body’s stress load and even cause damage that can result in adrenal crashes, periods of enforced inactivity as your body tries to heal itself, or worsening AFS symptoms.

    The key to AFS recovery is to support the overall health and wellbeing of the body by creating an all over health plan that includes exercise, nutrition, and mental components. This means taking into account your physical condition and adopting exercise routines and practices that support and heal your body without causing additional stress or fatigue. Some of the best physical activities for this are mood boosting exercises because they gently condition the body while also improving your mental and emotional health.

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    Exercising Safely and Happily
    Some of the best mood lifting exercises that you can do are physical types of exercise. Again, you need to be careful when adding these practices to your daily routine if you have AFS. If you over-exercise or push your body beyond what it’s willing or able to do, you will undo all the work you’ve done to overcome your AFS. This could cause your AFS to become worse or even make your entire system crash. However, gentle forms of physical exercise that support your health and healing can be as good for your mind and emotions as they are for your body. Some great forms of exercise you can try include the following:

    Yoga
    This form of exercise is almost universally recommended during recovery periods as well as for people who are mostly healthy. It’s gentle and soothing, and it also helps to bring your nervous system into balance, which can help if you have AFS.

    Dance
    Putting on a song that you love and dancing around the living room is incredibly beneficial. Not only will this tone your body, it will also elevate your mood. And if you take a dance class, you will have the benefit of dancing with other people. This will allow you to make new social connections, which is incredibly beneficial for your mental and emotional health.

    Walking or Running
    For people with AFS, running can sometimes be a little too difficult, but walking is a great substitute. This form of exercise forces you to get out into the world and enjoy the natural world. That’s why a half an hour walk a day can be great for your heart health, your mental health, and for your mood as well.

    Gardening
    This is not officially a form of exercise, but it should be. Gardening offers all the benefits of using your body in healthy and natural ways and gives you time in nature as well. This makes it one of the best mood lifting exercises available. Plus, if you make your garden beautiful, it will give you a sense of accomplishment and achievement that can go a long way towards making you feel good about yourself.

    More Mood Lifting Exercises
    Mood lifting exercises are practices that make you feel good, and they don’t have to be actual sports or physical exercises. They can be beneficial and relaxing habits you add to your life that improve your mood and your overall health. Including these types of habits into your life will also lower your stress levels, which can help to relieve symptoms of AFS as well as other stress-related disorders. Some of the best non-physical mood lifting exercises you can try include the following:

    Breathing exercises
    When your body is under stress it reacts in predictable ways, increasing your heart rate and your breathing rate. This increases your blood pressure and causes a number of potentially dangerous physical effects. But you can also lessen your experience of stress and strain by learning to control your breathing and center yourself. Learning how to do this can be a part of your yoga practice, or just something that you practice regularly on its own.

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    Keep a journal
    This can be one of the most beneficial mood lifting exercises possible. Keeping a journal gives you a place to vent your negative feelings safely and healthily so they don’t become bottled up. It gives you a place to reflect on yourself and on your life and unearths potential sources of unhappiness and solutions. And it gives you a place where you can honor your negative feelings without giving your life over to them. Because denying them only makes things worse.

    Practice gratefulness
    It’s too easy to forget how much you actually have in your life that’s good and in favor of focusing on the bad. This can affect your mood, your motivation, and your overall life enjoyment as well. To combat it, sit down and write a list of the top 10 things that you’re grateful for in your life when you’re feeling down. This practice can’t help but give your mood a boost. You can also re-read the list when you’re feeling down to remind yourself of all the good things in your life.

    Let go
    There will always be things that annoy you, people that cause you stress, and situations that frustrate you. But obsessing about these things will only make you feel worse. Practice accepting that you can’t control everything and everyone, and let it go. Turn your mind to the things you can change and affect and work on taking positive steps towards your health and happiness instead.

    Final Thoughts
    Mood lifting exercises and practices can improve your mental, physical, and emotional health and enhance your life in a myriad of ways. The physical forms of these activities have a number of health benefits, but should be added carefully to your life as they can also harm your health. This is particularly true if you suffer from disorders such as AFS, which means that strenuous exercise may actually lower your energy levels and your mood. You can avoid this problem by choosing mood lifting exercises that are gentle and soothing and don’t cause further stress or strain for your body. In fact, this should apply to all the activities that you add to your routine, as this will improve your mood and your mental health without causing further damage or worsening your AFS symptoms.

  • Modern life is full of stress. There’s a lot of information about the dangers of stress as well as the diseases and illnesses that it can cause or exacerbate. Stress has been linked to serious problems such as heart attack, stroke, different types of cancer, and mental disorders.

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