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Mostly stress has become something that too many people have become accustomed to living with every day. Once stress was a rare occurrence, but with modern pressures, it is increasingly becoming a daily concern. As stress is often caused by the environment around you, there are things you can do to reduce your stress levels. You may not be able to control your external environment, but you can certainly control your reaction to it. This will allow you to control the degree to which stress affects you. Here are some simple but practical tips to help you reduce your stress today.

Exercise Daily - when you get stressed it releases Adrenocorticotrophic Hormone (ACTH) into your bloodstream to give you a boost to engage the fight or flight reaction. As many of us live a sedentary lifestyle these days, the ACTH is never worked out of your system and remains there. This will cause physical problems with long term exposure. Exercise will help you to work the ACTH out of your system and avoid the long term effects of it remaining in your system.

Drink Water - your body is 80-90% water, and drinking lots of water will help keep you in good health. It will help to keep your immune system healthy and to reduce your stress. Avoid coffee and alcohol during the day as these will actually increase your stress levels by activating the fight or flight mechanism and releasing ACTH into your system.

Listen To Music - music has a very relaxing effect on your body. If you listen to music you consider relaxing it will help to reduce your stress. New age, classical, and nature sounds are common types of music used for relaxation. Some people even prefer louder and more active music to relax to. It’s whatever works for you. If it is possible, listen to music whilst you work or go about your day as that will help you relax more too. Read more… »

Effects of Eating Disorders

Mainly, mental effects can be associated with different levels of anxiety (from moderate to very severe), depression, and difficulty to focus on tasks, low span of attention, lethargy or impulsivity and distortion of thoughts.

One of the very specific effects of eating disorders is a distorted body image when people see a wrong picture of themselves and others. This mental problem is called “broken eye syndrome”. This is when the sufferer sees in the mirror a much fatter reflection of themselves then they actually are. And when they look at other people they judge them according to the person’s weight and body looks. Other people can also look bigger to them then the person really is.

Spiritual effects of eating disorders can be associated with loss of self-identity or insight, inability to maintain healthy relationship with people and loss of coping strategies.

Eating disorders become a way suffers see themselves. When you ask a person:” Please, describe yourself. Who you are? And what do you do?”, the sufferer describes her/his eating disorder and how they feel about food and other things associated with food or their eating behaviors.  It means that the eating disorder replaces their insight completely and they become incapable of relating to the things other than food and eating.   Read more… »

Methods to Reduce Panic Attacks

The homeopathic remedy called PureCalm has been known to dramatically reduce panic attacks. Some people have reported feeling the effects of it after just a few minutes.

Panic Away is an e-book you can download that will probably help you with your panic attacks.

The Linden Method, like Panic Away, is a drug-free way of dealing with panic. The interesting thing about this method is in re-programming a part of the brain called the amygdala.

The amygdala is almond-shaped and is responsible for fear, hence playing a huge role in panic attacks.

The question on how to prevent panic attacks is like asking how to stop getting older. At this point in time, it cannot be done, but as you can see, there are things to help slow it down.

Facts You Must Know About HIV-AIDS

How was it possible that HIV AIDS became such a severe problem? Are the economical implications higher for this one than they are for other types of diseases? What are the resemblances between HIV AIDS and other outbreak of infectious diseases? Is it possible that the scientists and the specialists can find a way to stop this calamity, which is slowly eating us, alive?

These are all questions, which have been waiting for determined answers from the specialized people. Maybe they will get the right answers soon, or maybe they will be left unanswered for many years to come. What us, regular people can do about it is to be informed.

It is crucial that us, humans are well prepared and educated enough to stay away from this deadly affection, which can bring us to face our death much earlier than we should.

HIV infection has four stages. After two to six weeks from contracting the virus, symptoms that resemble the ones of the flu can appear. This way, the infected person can feel nausea, fever, night sweating, fatigue, and altered general state, headaches, muscle pain, etc. There are patients who do not mind these symptoms, or the symptoms simply do not appear. For the correct diagnosis of the HIV AIDS, it is necessary that special tests be conducted.

The second phase is slow and can last up to several years. This is the time when HI viruses multiply (HIV). The persons who know they are infected have no physical symptoms, they are only psychological, the people who have no idea they have been infected do not experience any type of symptoms what so ever.

The third stage of this awful disease is called Aids Related Complex, also known as ARC. During this period, things and general state change for the infected individual. The symptoms they experience are pretty much the same, if not identical with acute infection. The worst part is that the symptoms do not disappear this time. They persist and they make their presence known, so the infected person experiences them at another level. Read more… »

Keeping Sugar Levels Stable through Diet

Basically, carbohydrates are sugars, starches and fibers that are in foods such as beans, milk products, cookies and rice. Carbohydrates break down into glucose, a sugar that fuels your body’s day-to-day functions. Some carbohydrates break down into glucose faster than others do. Eating too many of these carbohydrates can lead to blood sugar instability – dips and spikes – which can cause short-term problems such as mood swings and long-term problems such as Type 2 diabetes, according to MayoClinic.com.

Limit your intake of foods that are in the 70 and up range of the glycemic index. Examples of these foods are white rice, plain white bread and watermelon. Foods such as cookies, candy, soft drinks, ice cream and cakes are the highest on the scale as they tend to be made with pure glucose or another fast sugar such as high-fructose corn syrup. Strictly limit your intake of these foods and find foods sweetened with a sugar alternative whenever possible, recommends the Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology website. Foods in the medium 56 to 69 range, such as bananas and sweet corn, are best eaten in moderation.

Soluble fiber – found in legumes, oats and apples – passes through your body without being digested, and it delays the speed at which your stomach empties, digests and absorbs sugar. As a result, food products that are rich in fiber will cause slower fluctuations in your blood sugar than foods that aren’t. For instance, the sugar in 100 percent apple juice will cause your blood sugar to rise more rapidly than will the sugar in an apple with its peel. Similarly, having a spoonful of sugar will cause a rapid blood sugar spike, but adding that sugar to a bowl of oatmeal will slow it down. Aim for about 14 grams of fiber a day for each 1,000 calories you consume. You would want about 28 grams of fiber if you usually have 2,000 calories per day. Read more… »

Maintaining Good Health make Panchakarma

Mainly, our body is composed of millions of cells. They have spaces in between them which are equally important like the streets for a city. These cells and the spaces in between them, in collective fashion behave as units performing various broad functions such as nourishment, oxygenation, movements, reproduction, etc. The intercellular spaces join one another and forms channels for conveyance and coordination.

The functional integrity of the cells, tissues, and organs, the mind and the body as a whole is solely dependent on the optimal quality of these channels, since they are responsible for everything from nutrition to excretion. Nearly 90% of our body is composed of water. Thus it is accepted that these activities are taking place in a fluid atmosphere, named as intra and extra cellular fluids which are kept separated by semipermeable cell membrane.

Waste and toxic depositions in the human body are a potential source of illness. Life styles have changed where more and more people are getting used to a stressful and sedentary living. Lack of exercise, eating at short intervals, junk food, etc., leads to unhealthy depositions in the body. They in turn make the circulation of fluids including blood, in the finer spaces sluggish.

It affects the permeability of cell membranes and reduces, the in and out flows. Secondly, the viscous material coat itself, being alien to the often go toxic and even starts producing toxic free radicals etc. The toxic and waste coating masking the entire life force has to be erased out. Only then body will be able to fight the illness by activating various defense mechanisms.