Increased TV viewing of HBO, Netflix, and other subscription channels may be more likely to engage in emulating some of those passionate and kinky sex scenes. There has been a barrage of complaints that Game of Thrones has significantly reduced sex scenes in later seasons. Is it possible that reflective passion and sex scenes might increase possible cancers and gum diseases? A salivary virus, HPV, might make your next kiss a deadly one. HPV is an STI transmitted by oral and genital sex – including kisses.
Is it possible that deep kissing and oral sex might result in head or neck cancer? A recent research study hints that it might be true. Two variables found in saliva, especially men’s saliva, are HPV and HSV. The latter has been linked to possible STD (herpes). HSV-1 and HSV-2 are transmitted through direct contact, including kissing, sexual contact (vaginal, oral, or anal sex), or skin-to-skin contact. HPV is becoming more prevalent in male saliva, among 1 in 9, and that may lead to cancer of varying types.
higher likelihood of developing cancer of the oral and neck areas. Are women off the hook? Transmission of two HPV types (16 and 18) cause 70% of cervical cancers and precancerous cervical lesions, that can spread to nearby areas.
Papillomaviruses are a diverse group of DNA-based viruses that infect the skin and mucous membranes of humans and a variety of animals. Evidence is mounting that HPV might be a contributing agent.
HPV infection is extremely common and more statistics and research is targeting HPV. Most sexually active people will be infected with HPV at some point in life. Fortunately, there are available vaccines that help a virtual elimination of HPV. So far, they help prevent infections with HPV types 16 and 18, two high-risk HPVs that cause about 70% of cervical cancers and an even higher percentage of some of the other HPV-associated cancers (9, 10). Gardasil also prevents infection with HPV types 6 and 11, which cause 90% of genital warts.
Of course, few routine medical exams and tests search for HPV presence, unless you ask specifically. The current Affordable Care Act does cover HPV testing and vaccination. The HPV vaccines for the recommended age groups of males and females, Pap tests, and HPV testing for women are all covered under this policy. It should be noted that the ACA is subject to change.
Fundamentally, while semi-graphic TV sex scenes on TV might induce foreplay, does thought come into consideration when you “make love” to a new partner spontaneously about HPV. In the US it is estimated that 52% of unintended pregnancies result from couples not using contraception in the month the woman got pregnant. Considering the cancer potential when “French kissing” or oral exploration may be a comparable danger. Would you kiss your toilet seat?
While HPV is known in several medical circles, were you aware whether your body fluids contained HPV? Sometimes a kiss can be deadly, even from someone you love. Or to someone you love (or just like). Routine medical exams are helpful but, as relationships go, if french kissing is a form of oral sex, you might become a victim. Even though it was just a kiss.
Everyone, at one time or another, thinks about dieting.There are so many diets to choose from. There are at least 38 different diets that deem some worthiness. There are actually hundreds of dietary methods. Dieting and choosing a diet often seems punitive and often require lifestyle discipline. For most, the menu is confusing. For many, it has been coded by deities. Is one better than the other?
There are many faiths and religions covering billions of people that faithfully follow divine diets. People seem to follow diets based on godliness than health and wellness. Are they healthy in today’s times? Were they ever designed for the healthy lifestyles we seek?
Indeed, virtually all diets require enduring faith. For many people, religions have established blueprints with no second-guessing. But do those diets deliver health benefits or were they designed to counter pantheist and pagan cultures that lived concurrently? Diets often tend to fail but, with help of gods, faith is often more esteemed than will.
Diet is considered a four-letter word. Diet isn’t one of those words .For many people in western civilization, to follow a diet as a healthy lifestyle, is considered a torrid road to Inferno. Historically, dietary lifestyles were bound by divinity, evolution of tools (i.e. veganism), and science (i.e. ketogenic). The latter trail behind lifestyle followers of those that have divine origins. We will be discussing Islamic Halal, Jewish Kosher, Garden of Eden’s Vegan, and scientific Ketogenic.
Over 1-1/2 billion people follow halal and kosher dietary rules that have come from divine origin. There are also special dietary laws for Buddhism, and Hinduism. Christianity did not develop elaborate dietary rules and customs. This probably grew out of the controversy between the Judaic and Greek Christians and the Roman church during the earliest years of Christianity. It is believed that Jesus and Mary followed kosher laws and vegetarian diets.
When it comes to ritually slaughtering meat and the prohibition of pig meat, halal and kosher follow very specific and similar laws. Halal adheres to Islamic law, as defined in the Quranran. Virtually all vegetarian cuisine is halal if it does not contain alcohol. The most common example of non-halal (or haram) food is pork (pig meat products). While pork is the only meat that categorically may not be consumed by Muslims (the Quran forbids it Sura 16:115), other foods not in a state of purity are also considered haram (not halal).
Kosher follows specific laws throughout several passages of the Torah or Five Books of Moses.. A kosher species must be slaughtered by a Shochet, a ritual slaughterer. Since Jewish Law prohibits causing any pain to animals, the slaughtering has to be effected in such a way that unconsciousness is instantaneous and death occurs almost instantaneously. In kusher, animals must chew their cud and have a split hoof. Poultry (birds) and fish also have specific rules. All ritually slaughtered must not be from a predator species. In addition, meat and milk must not be consumed together.
The key elements are that health is not subscribed to either halal or kosher, other than the animal must be a healthy one. These rules are found in the scriptures of divine origins. That means fat and cholesterol issues of today, were not included. Nor were mortality statistics or current diseases.
Yet, most Jews and Islamic people have followed these rules for thousands of years, without question. These have been deeply integrated into their lifestyles through setting up homes and abstaining from certain foods. means abstaining from the use of alcohol (Islam) and pork or from things which contain the by-products of those. This accounts to over 1-1/2 billion people following the precepts set a long time ago through divine scriptures.
The divine scriptures have also places a focus on the vegan diet. It begins at the creation of the world. “And to every beast of the earth, and to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” —Genesis 1:30. It was really afterwards that the Lord starting granting compromises about meat. Vegans, as individuals, usually don’t think about the Genesis quote but following a vegan diet does require some religious fervor.
Vegans have many different motives for choosing an all vegetable, fruit, and grain diet. For those seeking weight loss, some vegans actually gain weight. There is considerable debate whether being vegan is healthy or not. A good vegan diet is still based on calories, nutrition, and activity. Unlike Halal and Kosher, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, vegans are less likely to develop heart disease, cancer, diabetes, or high blood pressure than meat-eaters are.
Many vegan wannabes make a mistake about vegetarianism and veganism. Like kosher or halal being a vegan follows a strict type of vegetarianism that excludes meat and all animal products. Vegans do not eat meat, fish, eggs, dairy products, or any foods containing them. A vegan diet relies on plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds. Seeds, as in nuts, are great sources of dietary fats, protein, nutrients that include magnesium. Like kosher and halal, vegans don’t necessarily mimic other non-vegan foods, they create many of their own. Yes, dark chocolate is vegan!
While considered healthy, the Vegan Coach does suggest that vegans choosing weight loss as a goal simple carbs (such as white rice or white pasta) and instead reach for whole grains (like brown rice or whole grain pasta) for lasting energy and to encourage weight loss. DO cut back on your sugar intake. Sugar is bad news and the more you eat the harder it will be to lose weight.
The Vegan Coach notes that some vegans tend to get fat and that is due to consumption of excess carbohydrates (sugars and starches). Everything (other than most dairy, all meat, poultry, and fish) naturally contain carbohydrates. Vegetables, fruits and, especially, grains. Basically all core foods vegan eat. That isn’t necessarily bad.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that carbohydrates make up 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calories. So, if you get 2,000 calories a day, between 900 and 1,300 calories should be from carbohydrates. That translates to between 225 and 325 grams of carbohydrates a day. Primary foods with the highest carbohydrates are:
Fruit. Whole fruit and fruit juice.
Grains. Bread, pasta, rice, quinoa, oats, wheat, crackers, and cereal.
Legumes. Beans and other plant-based proteins.
Starchy Vegetables. Potatoes and corn.
Sugar – Processed or Raw table sugar as sucrose, glucose, fructose, lactose, and maltose.
Excess carbohydrates convert to body fat as storage. If you exceed your calories from carbohydrates, and don’t move, you gain weight over time. Even as a vegan.
Adopting a ketogenic lifestyle turns the vegan diet backwards. Meat, dairy, fish, poultry are staples. Few vegetables, fruits, and grains are consumed. Depriving your body of carbohydrates will be naturally compensated by your body AFTER it uses natural fat storage.
Ketogenic is more of a science based diet that originally was used to curb epilepsy symptoms. The side effect was weight loss and long-term management. Like kosher, halal, and (somewhat) vegan, ketogenic is a lifestyle that doesn’t have any ties to divine commandments. A ketogenic diet is a personal choice and, like vegan, kosher, and halal, must be followed as a lifestyle.
While there are many variables in low-carbohydrate dieting, ketogenic diets work best when you place your body in ketosis. Ketosis is a normal metabolic process. When the body does not have enough glucose for energy, it burns stored fats instead; this results in a build-up of acids called ketones within the body. Some people encourage ketosis by following a diet called the ketogenic or low-carbohydrate diet.
What happens when stored fats are used? The liver, kidney, and brain produce just enough of natural body energy sources called ketones that keep your body functioning. Getting your body to do this means reaching consistent ketosis. the daily intake of net carbs required to enter ketosis could vary from 20 to 100 grams per day. Most people, who have experienced ketosis, claim to have reached that state at about 20-50 grams of net carbs per day. It varies per person. 50 grams is equivalent to a cup of coffee with milk and 2 spoons of sugar OR 1 bagel dry.
A net-carbohydrate is calculated by subtracting the food’s fiber content from the total carbohydrates. Suppose you have a can of beans (that strangely yields about 3 servings). Each serving has 20 grams total carbohydrates. There are 8 grams of fiber per serving. The net-carb (total minus fiber) is 12 grams per serving. One of the popular low-carb diet strategies, Atkins Diet, conjured up this net-carb formula. This way you might enjoy bread while following your ketogenic goals.
Typically, a slice of whole-wheat bread has 20 grams total minus 5 grams of fiber, to deliver 30 grams net carbs per 2 slice sandwich. Low-carb bread alternatives might be some wrap-like pita or flat breads, delivering a 1-bread sandwich. A low-carb bread might have a 10 gram total, 5 gram fiber, yielding a 5 gram net carb. Net-carb is a neat trick to help you enjoy a sandwich.
Adopting a ketogenic diet means a long-term lifestyle choice. While not divinely commanded, the ketogenic diet lifestyle helps keep you trim and helps reduce weight at a recommended level in order to avoid weight related diseases, such as diabetes, chronic obesity, arthritis, and others. Some say that a combination of ketosis and exercise might even help memory by stimulating a certain neurotrophic factor in your mid brain.
Since its discovery almost about 30 years ago, neuroscientists and neurologists have studied that the secreted neurotrophin brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been firmly implicated in the differentiation and survival of neurons of the central nervous system. The BDNF role has also been emerging as an important regulator of synaptogenesis and synaptic plasticity mechanisms underlying learning and memory in the adult central nervous system. A ketogenic diet and moderate exercise has demonstrated strong links with BDNF production in the hippocampus region of the brain. The hippocampus is associated mainly with memory, in particular long-term memory.
There is much to be said about those diets long foretold through the Old Testament and the Koran. They illustrate respect and cleanliness of animals and other foods. This respect may allow for an above average mortality rate than others not following kosher or halal rules.
The ketogenic diet has been academically and scientifically examined for nearly 100 years. Ketogenic results are based on studies ranging from diet, metabolism, and a wide range of sciences. While low-carb ketogenic lifestyles have grown in popularity over the past 30 years (as opposed to thousands), many nutritionists cite science studies that suggest that the ketogenic lifestyle may be attributed to healthy longevity. The ketogenic adoption to fat and protein over natural fruits and vegetables appear to astonish and irritate old ideas.
Apart from religious lifestyle diets, there are hundreds of dietary lifestyles competing to be top-of-the-list. Dieting or maintaining good dietary health by choice is more of a failing game of thrones. According to the New York Times (1999) “95% Regain Lost Weight. Or Do They? It is a depressing article of faith among the overweight and those who treat them that 95 percent of people who lose weight regain it — and sometimes more — within a few months or years”. Psychology Today claims, given many human instincts and habits, this dietary struggle is so constant that dieting isn’t worth it.
For religions, devout followers adopt dietary laws as integrated through many generations. Vegans might have a couple generations but usually volunteer to the lifestyle for varied reasons. Ketogenic dieting is difficult, especially within a world that heavily markets carbohydrate-rich foods. It’s rules are simple but adoption takes endurance for months through years. Once ketosis is disrupted, you become a carb animal again.
While a ketogenic diet may reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, improve memory, calm bi-polar symptoms and episodic epilepsy, the big obstacle is adopting a ketogenic lifestyle as a habit – with minor changes as you reach your goals.
The wrath of gods may not smite you for disobeying dietary laws. At least for this life, ketogenic dieting offers many positives if you faithfully follow it. The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that theoretically lowers blood sugar and insulin levels (in normal individuals). Ketosis shifts the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat, protein, and ketone production. As you reach targeted weight goals, you may add carbohydrates when exercising.
HealthLine lists four of several variations of ketogenic dietary modes:
Standard ketogenic diet (SKD): This is a very low-carb, moderate-protein and high-fat diet. It typically contains 75% fat, 20% protein and only 5% carbs (1).
Cyclical ketogenic diet (CKD): This diet involves periods of higher-carb refeeds, such as 5 ketogenic days followed by 2 high-carb days.
Targeted ketogenic diet (TKD): This diet allows you to add carbs around workouts.
High-protein ketogenic diet: This is similar to a standard ketogenic diet, but includes more protein. The ratio is often 60% fat, 35% protein and 5% carbs.
I employ a different one that stays away from saturated fats and focuses more on mono- and poly-unsaturated fats. It’s a more difficult variation that relies mostly on nuts, soy, wheat gluten, and fish. Works for me but I don’t recommend this for most.
There are differences when we discuss low-carb and ketogenic. Low-carb can be any reduction of carbohydrates. Ketogenic means limiting your carbohydrates to 40 to 60 grams per day. Some say 20 grams is better. I’d say anything averaging below 60 grams per day will ignite the liver and brain to create ketones for weight loss and energy.
I may believe in god but humans have to find their way toward healthier, happier and longer lives. There’s an often debated phrase that God helps those that help themselves. The low-carb ketogenic approach might seem to work fast in helping to drop inches. Yet, like kosher, halal, and veganism, ketogenic requires a long, religious effort to make those choices that reap healthy dietary rewards.
For most, dolls were our first companions. Dolls give comfort, security, support, and more. Eventually, dolls have different meaning as we grow up. Simple robotics are adding unimaginable feats for dolls we hold dear. In this digital age, smartphones and apps are like personal robots. Robotic arms replace some humans on assembly line manufacturing. Some manufacturers are exploring driver-less cars. For a few adults, robots are emerging that fulfill social roles. Can these functionally human-like dolls further change western civilization as we know it? What are the benefits and consequences?
Dolls may have begun in pagan times as symbols and objects bound with ancient gods. Human-shaped dolls probably stretch back through thousands of years. Many young children grow to cherish their dolls as they grow up. Dolls evolved to possess many human features, such as crying, wetting, and burping. They are expensive ions of fashion; sometimes competing in value than children’s clothes. We loved and still love our dolls.
For the past 20 years or so, dolls designed for adults have grown. Using robotic technologies, these dolls are ever-advancing and growing more popular. Are they replacing human relationships as we know them? Consider this the Westworld fantasy. But now it’s possible in your world.
Robots are more than fantasy. Robotic dolls are an increasing facet of the reality we live. BOTZ is an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) that lists major manufacturers that develop robots. Whether robotic tools or robotic sex dolls, the interests in AI and robots yield high potentials.
Inflatable sex dolls offered a serious purpose in World War II. It was reported that Hitler issued soldiers sex dolls to combat syphilis in lieu of standard methods of contraction.
Early 19th-century psychology focused much on female hysteria, a problem from earlier centuries. Histories of fornicatory dolls involved a constant obsession with creating an idealized, silent female sexual object. 2000 years ago, Ovid wrote of a myth involving a woman sculpted from ivory by Pygmalion. Her name was Galatea and he became so obsessed with her, bathing her feeding her and of course sleeping with her. A walk through major historical museums show that dolls of ancient goddesses were found in excavations. At least, we know and validate man’s obsession for a sexual love object goes back even before Eve negated the Lord in the garden of Eden.
In 1997, a USA manufacturer named RealDoll revolutionized the adult doll industry. They sculpted female dolls with a skin-textured silicone along with natural-like lips, breasts, and vaginas. It’s latest set of dolls have improved skeletal integrity. These dolls also feature advanced weight reduction without sacrificing the feel of the doll, two patented styles of interchangeable faces (Magnetic face and full head style FaceX systems), 7″ deep removable mouth inserts, optional removable vagina inserts for ease of hygiene and maintenance, and an ever expanding line of faces and bodies continually added to the collection to expand your future options. Even more fascinating, these dolls can be ordered with a selection of measurements for ergonomics. Who says there is no future for products made in the USA?
As far as equal opportunities, RealDoll offers a male collection of dolls, with similar features. Unlike children’s dolls, these adult dolls run upwards from $4500 each. A USA success story!
According to Realbotix, there are expected app upgrades to the software at a price of $20 per year.
Thanks to the proliferation of mobile technology and social media networks, much of what passes for human relationships already depends on the transfer of electronic data. In many ways, there are many subtle, nefarious ways where friends and lovers are becoming more abstract. Developing “intelligent” sex robots seems to be cracking the foundations of all traditions we have cherished. Is it possible that people may love dolls over human partners. While robots like Harmony have sales by the hundreds, the tech is still in its infancy. Can you remember a world without PC, Mac, or smartphones? In senses, predictions of positives and negatives are hard to consider. Are the evolution of sex and chore robots inevitable?
Infidelity and adultery statistics in the USA, 2 of the ten Mosaic commandments, inconclusively (by survey) indicate happen in about 1 of 5 relationships. Men and women do it. People enjoy watching and reading stories where “cheating” occurs. If a household had a sex robot, would sex be noted as infidelity?
Then there is the commandment of being “fruitful and multiplying.” Robots can’t do that! Studies show that, with basic human ingredients, babies can be born without traditional definitions of intercourse.
Developers, marketers and company spokes-people do indicate that these adult dolls are still cost prohibitive and sell only hundreds of models per year. Most of the profit is targeted toward manufacturing better processors and structural integrity. Even Harmony still appears unnatural. The consumers tend to be people who have lost a spouse or are lonely for other reasons.
When it comes to all the beneficial prospects robotics might do, the media seems to focus on robotic sex dolls with artificial intelligence. It is a significant topic. People do love and are crazy about their dolls. Is there a market for adult robotic sex dolls? Would you buy one?
Reading deeper issues regarding ethics. morality, religion, and so many other societal facets don’t apply as yet. Prices are very high. Robotic sex dolls are a microcosmic and rare market. So were android smartphones during the before iPhone days. More tech advances might make these dolls more competitive and popular. At this point in time, robot sex dolls is a minor concept. It is, however, researched internationally and finding a market.
Yet, robotic dolls are rapidly expanding into society. United States doesn’t have exclusivity in developing robotic dolls. The Asian market uses robotic dolls to interact with the public. There is a small hotel staffed by about 70% robots. The hotel, near Nagasaki, is a pilot project targeted for use by 3-star hotels in Japan. There are still quite a few tweaks to work through but the novelty has drawn media from around the globe.
Artificial intelligence lacks emotion, ideas, uniquenesses, personalities, and drives. Humans are teased by artificial intelligence and often compete against AI programs in games like chess and cards. AI is what seems to drive the future of the robotic market.
While United States places more restrictions against immigrants, are robots manufactured in the USA citizens? Are they eligible? These might be one of many issues worthy of consideration over the next decades as we move toward the 22nd century. Like global weather extreme changes, AI robotic dolls may have beneficial and consequential impact generations from now. Thinkers believe that 2050 might demonstrate social and economic impact on human society. Many questions will be raised and many implications will be weighed.
Our fascination with robots has given birth to many top-ranking movies with successful sequences, such as Terminator. Disguised as a human, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor. Sarah is targeted because a cyborg manufacturer if the future, Skynet, knows that her unborn son will lead the fight against them. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she attempts to escape. Advanced robotics might have severe consequences in the fabric of humanity – much like social media and telecommunications have had over the last decade.
Will humanity survive to witness robotic dolls? They already exist. We are entering the Twilight Zone as we expand toward the Outer Limits. Bad or good? Time and gods can determine happy afters.
Feeling the heat? Sweating is a bodily function that helps regulate your body temperature. Also called perspiration, sweating is the release of a salt-based fluid from your sweat glands. When people sweat a bit more than others or regularly, there is a medical condition called hyperhidrosis. Some company is advertising supplements for treating hyperhidrosis. Think you need it? Try a doctor first!
Hyperhidrosis seems like a fancy euphemism to the phrase, “Sweating Like a Pig”. Pigs don’t sweat. They wallow in mud to keep their bodies cool. Sweating is a normal human response to environmental heat and activity. These are two stressors that can heat your body. Sweating is a natural response to help regulate balance temperature within your body for health maintenance.
There are usually about 3-million sweat glands distributed in your body’s skin. Sweat glands release moisture as a salt-water solution. Sweat glands are small organs under the skin that produce sweat. They are somewhat like nerve receptors that respond to touching, pressing, and other skin sensations. Secreting water and electrolytes, sweat glands use sweat to help cool the surface of the skin and reduce body temperature to a normal. Because sweat glands are under your skin, virtually every part of your body may release perspiration (sweat) but a few areas are more prone to do so than others.
About 3% of US population suffer from excessive sweating.
According to Medscape, Hyperhidrosis, is sweating in excess of that required for normal thermo-regulation.
Just because you are prone to sweating doesn’t mean you have hyperhidrosis. Part of sweat many roles may be to get you to pause and stop what you’re doing or drink water to cool your body. It acts as an alert that you may be driving yourself too hard against heat and activity challenges.
While hyperhidrosis may be a sweating topic, taking oral supplements may not be advisable. That’s why some people use body deodorant or antiperspirant over-the-counter products. While antiperspirants may help control sweat, one of the ingredients (an aluminum compound) was linked as a suspect of leading to cancer. Of course, it was once believed that aluminum products may have been linked to Alzheimer’s Disease development but this has never been conclusively proven.
Hyperhidrosis may be tested by a physician from blood tests, a litmus paper test, or through radiology. The question to ask is whether your (over) sweating might be linked to something else? There are many tests.
A doctor may test for hyperhidrosis in a blood test. As a symptom hyperhidrosis is associated with an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). If this isn’t valid, a physician might try a clinical test called a Thermoregulatory Sweat Test (TST) as excessive sweat may be part of results from certain autonomic and neurological disorders. Far simpler is an iodine starch test for hyperhidrosis. Yet this test might detect a presence but is not clinically useful for quantifying the degree of hyperhidrosis. Then the cause might be skin conductance that may be associated to certain areas, genetics, heart rate, hypertension and more.
The common ones are from the skin, especially the head and hands. The axilla (also, armpit) is the area on the human body directly under the joint where the arm connects to the shoulder.Other less observed areas might be the groin and back areas. As sweat glands are really in the skin, moisture might be felt anywhere.
While sweating might be symptomatic of certain health and body conditions, sweating is often normal when your body is physically stressed. The degree really depends on your healthy physical condition.
Certain illegal drugs
Withdrawals from drugs or alcohol
Certain infections (like TB, HIV)
Blood or bone marrow disorders such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma
Trying to narrow it down can be expensive and fruitless. For the most part, hyperhidrosis is one of those wonderful and multiple medical terms that may have no clear identifiable cause. Routine blood testing might infer some causality but no clear cures.
Hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating has been around for many years, not exclusively to humans. Sweating is a natural response to activity or other stressors.
Should you seek help? Find an integrative doctor or a registered nutrition consultant. Keep your body cool and wear appropriate sweat-resistant clothes. Sweating is key to survival. Some actually appreciate the pheromones that some sweating produces.
Anything to excess beyond your threshold is uncomfortable. Excessive sweating or hyperhidrosis in any area could result with anxiety. As a (your) normal body process, the remedy is often provocative of more anxiety and emotional discomfort. Purchase an antiperspirant and use it wisely. Drink water (not soda) in hot weather conditions. Experiment with baby powder and drinking sage tea.
Not sweating at all is more dangerous than excessive sweating. Hyperhidrosis is an excessive sweating topic but, at 3% of the population, it means you’re not average but sweaty people find intimacy, work, and social lives. Hyperhidrosis (or excessive sweating) does not impinge on normal living. It might be a side-effect of something else that is worth investigating. Usually, the connection might be only skin deep.
BDNF(Brain-derived neurotrophic factor) are processes that are are a family of biomolecules – nearly all of which are peptides or small proteins – that support the growth, survival, and differentiation of both developing and mature neurons. Within the brain, BDNF is released by either a nerve cell and binds to a receptor on a nearby nerve cell. The associative process prompts the increased production of proteins associated with nerve cell survival and function. Basically, BDNF is an active neurotrophin that helps build cognition and memory. BDNF production is one theory that helps prevent onset of Alzheimer’s. Is it fully automatic?
According to neurologist and author Dr. David Perlmutter, activity and a ketogenic-type diet may help initiate BDNF activity to improve brain health longevity.
BDNF is like a neuron growth hormone. As a normal progression of aging, many hormone production levels decrease. Studies are exploring the possible roles reduced BDNF might have with developing memory decline. The study’s conclusion was a little unclear of what lifestyle changes might need changing if BDNF regulation is, indeed, a factor of Alzheimer’s Disease development.
Dr. Perlmutter believes that low-carbohydrate diets, in addition to aid BDNF constancy also may reduce body inflammation that might influence heart and brain health. Perlmutter further breaks down what carbohydrates are better than those you’re eating now.
It’s a shared belief between Perlmutter and other neurologists that walking, running, or any aerobic exercise helps release BDNF that helps develop synaptic growth in the mid-brain. The area is the hippocampus that is often associated with moods and memory. One existential psychology theorist had a pretty cute explanation about this area. He believed the hippocampus was a picture book of our memories – what we like or dislike.
Of course, discussing routine, lifestyle dieting and doing it are two different realities.
Of course, one possible way to boost memory is coffee. We love our coffee. The caveat is no sugar or milk. The key ingredient is caffeine. Johns Hopkins study showed that caffeine helped retain long-term memory. There was no correlation whether BDNF was part of the coffee test results. Coffee, as the most consumed beverage, also has been studied to show other benefits.
Doctors and theorists seem to agree that modified ketogenic diets coupled with exercise or any consistent aerobic activity offer many healthy benefits. The BDNF hypothesis is helped along by ketogenic dieting and activity offering a package of body and brain benefits.
Consensual, intimate BDSM (dominant/submissive) might be a physical, calorie burning activity that might promote a good heart rate and possible BDNF through creativity and challenges. It is not deemed normal by many. It’s kinky. Yet it evokes much interest.
Health also evokes much interest and the thousands of bestselling books (i.e. David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain book), response to content often resounds with a giant thud.
That may be due to the sugar that has been added to package foods is like a deadly drug and artificial sweeteners that we love and can’t change our addiction with. We are slaves of sugar! We are the subjects of a planned system that sugars are good. It is difficult to disobey. Any alternative is an acquired taste or seen as punishment.
Then there are the 0 calorie artificial sweeteners!!
Still want to sweeten your coffee?
In light of longevity, or general health, the potential benefits of leaner bodies and robust memories face insurmountable challenges from the lifestyles we’ve adopted. Modifying those perceptions are akin to being a masochist – and as socially inappropriate. Yet it takes little work if motivated.
Recently, several BDNF testing procedures have begun. There are also studies of BDNF saliva tests. BDNF neuroscience and cognitive researchers, over the past few years, have not accurately assessed quantities and qualities required to assure BDNF optimal ranges for possible memory retention and reduction of dementia symptoms. Neurologists, however, agree that ketogenic diets and aerobic physical activity together stimulate BDNF production in the brain.
If someone proved that BDNF was really a great way to preserve memory, would you follow a ketogenic diet and exercise?
Summer is about passion, beauty, and vacations. Yet benefits have consequences. Summer also has mosquitoes. Those insects love biting human skin. Often this results in annoying, itchy lesions that splotch all the skin surfaces yearning to breathe free. There are small studies and anecdotal opinions that somewhat reveal that higher doses of Thiamine (or vitamin B-1) may shoo that ornery mosquito away. It makes it less likely to get a mosquito bite. Remember what Mommy says, “Get your B vitamins!” It sounds simple but it’s only one of many scientifically unproven theories and dreams.
While there are many variants as to what attracts and repels mosquitoes to examine the frequent mosquito bite, research has yet to validate the old remedy of Thiamine’s effectiveness of guarding you against a mosquito bite. The 2005 science study used a small sample of people and only one (of the many) species of mosquitoes. Their results could not reach conclusions that Thiamine or any other B vitamin can support this hypothesis.
There are many common-sense (sounding) solutions of preventing and treating a mosquito bite. Few are seriously scientific.
Some people also believe that spreading garlic or bananas on skin as mosquito bite preventatives. That sounds very impractical. Those might attract more bugs and repel most people.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have approved lemon-eucalyptus oil as an effective ingredient in mosquito repellent. It has been in use since the 1940’s. It is among 10 popular natural solutions being recommended to consumers.
The myth associated with using Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine) is that a significant dose helps develop a pheromone that may repel mosquitoes. You are less likely to get a mosquito bite from one family of mosquitoes.
The tragic results of being bitten a few times results in discomfort from itching and skin marks from bites that have opened. In the cosmetic marketplace, mosquito bite make-up and topical treatments account for millions of dollars in sales.
Mosquito bites throughout a region may result in serious epidemics of assorted illness, with possible expansion to other regions. A mosquito bite is a natural phenomenon and everyone is likely to be bitten more than once in those ideal temperature areas. Be it treatments or cover-up, there is really NO NATURAL PRODUCT that you can scientifically count on.
The clamor and competition to find a natural, dependable repellent is challenging. The most used chemical ingredient used is DEET. According to the environment protection agency (EPA) and the CDC, use of DEET repellent products as directed pose virtually no health danger.
There are those who experience hypersensitivity to mosquito bites. Hopefully, these conditions are monitored and administered by physicians, as part of a seasonal health plan.
Vitamin B complex supplements offer many significant health benefits. Use of Thiamine (B-1) against the possibility of getting a mosquito bite, is not conclusively one of them. Prevention of a mosquito bite is both a health and cosmetic issue. There are many products to choose from but beware of claims. They may be myths.
“Yoong people gotta dance, dance. Old people gotta sit there and watch.” Frank Loesser, Most Happy Fella
Thinking about dancing, walking, exercising? It isn’t about gaining or losing. It’s about developing endurance and stamina over routines through time…and enjoying it. When you are over 60, there is a compendium of problems that restrict starting an exercise regimen as you reach 60. Nonetheless, there are many peers who have found that activity not only treats pains. It elevates moods, emotions, consciousness, and memories. You endure a better sense of living. Shall we dance?
Endurance and stamina should not be exclusive to the young. While, biochemically, there may be less hormonal energy in adults over 60, healthy people over 60 don’t just have to sit and watch. You can develop endurance and stamina at practically any age. It may just require more effort as you get older. Young and old can dance!
Lack of endurance and stamina may shift up and down in a lifetime. Many attribute the lack of energy, endurance, and stamina to poor diet and exercise habits. The battle with the bulge is a natural byproduct of aging for most people. Based on averages, people tend to lose 3 to 5 percent of lean muscle tissue (replaced by fat) every decade after age 30. Then something happens in your 40’s. After age 45, adults begin losing about one-quarter of a pound of muscle and gain that much body fat every year. By 60, you’d have naturally lost 4 pounds of muscle and gained about 4 pounds of fat from average natural body processes from 45 to 60. The adage that “the more you do diet and exercise” the victory of suppressing the bulges seems mire difficult. The loss of endurance and stamina over 60 seem to make movement more difficult over the years as you try to age better.
The term stamina is sometimes used interchangeably with endurance. Stamina deals with the concept of muscular strength or how much weight you can move at a 1-time interval or the amount of time that a given muscle or group of muscles can perform at maximum capacity. Imagine a runner losing breath and energy after speeding 500 feet or a weightlifter lifting 300 pounds once or twice. Stamina training builds strength in other ways than cardio-endurance does.
Endurance is best understood in relation to time. While stamina is defined as the amount of time that a given group of muscles can perform at or near maximum capacity, endurance is defined as the maximum amount of time that a given group of muscles can perform a certain repetitive action. An example of this might be a runner doing a marathon. Running over 26 miles is one of the best tests of human endurance. Stamina is brief and endurance is long. It takes endurance to go the extra mile(s).
Endurance training is associated with cardiovascular health. Endurance testing involves determining the amount of time a person can maintain an activity or perform a task or activity of daily living before becoming fatigued and needing to stop. The level of activity used to test endurance can be minimal to maximal. Endurance testing is often used by cardiologists.
Beginning to train for strength (stamina) and endurance (length of time and breathing) are your goals. Mixing endurance and stamina gives you easy roads to health at 50, at 60, and beyond. The idea is to follow a routine at least 2 or 3 times each week. And you can build stamina and endurance on a chair while getting a great workout for cardio, muscle strength, and weight loss.
There are many exercises for endurance and stamina that you can do at home. Some can be done in a chair. When you’re over 60, there are many options to gain strength and longer workout time with as little impact as possible. The nice thing about familiarizing your self with chair exercises is you can exercise while watching TV! No gym or large equipment necessary while building endurance and stamina. Weights can be a can of soup or a bottle of water. Standing or sitting, build endurance.
One key, research tends to indicate, for building physical endurance and stamina over 60 is regularity. Claims indicate that, with regular exercise, healthy people over 60 can regain some muscle mass.
But getting to 60 is still filled with many perils along the way. Disabling neuromuscular diseases such as the muscular dystrophies and multiple sclerosis can confound both stamina and endurance at any age.
Yet lifestyle based statistics, collected by National Council of Aging, show that 90% of Americans aged 55+ are at risk for hypertension, or high blood pressure. Diabetes affects 12.2 million Americans aged 60+, or 23% of the older population. According to the American Heart Association, for the 60 to 79-year-old age group, 70.2% of men and 70.9% of women have some form of cardiovascular disease. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 38% (among men and women over 60) are considered obese. Of persons ages 65 or older, 49.6% ever have doctor-diagnosed arthritis to some degree and about 20% have some form of fibromyalgia. Of these conditions, many doctors have suggested diets and exercises as part of a relief and maintenance regimen.
Approximately 75 million people are over 60, according to AARP. Most can develop active lifestyles.
Obesity and aches at ages over 50 may be associated with decreases in key hormonal changes that occur in women and also men. The get-up-and-go drive delivered by adrenaline is specially noted in long-term memory storage and reaction to stimuli (as part of the stress cycle. As a hormone, adrenaline helps activate body and mind and, while endurance and stamina may help increase adrenal activity naturally. While there are many nutritional supplements that report aiding the production of adrenaline, efficacy and quality aren’t always assured. When playing with hormones, seek help from a physician.
In the baby-boomer over 60 generation that are healthy seem to know that endurance and stamina are crucial. We see many communities that cater to active adults by providing safe fitness and recreation facilities. Unlike the movies of yesteryear, there are more active adults than any previous generation engaging in endurance and stamina activities. Unfortunately, only 35 – 44% of adults 75 years or older are physically active, and 28-34% of adults ages 65-74 are physically active. Less than 5% of adults participate in 30 minutes of physical activity each day; only one in three adults receive the recommended amount of physical activity each week. In 2013, research found adults in the following states to be most likely to report exercising 3 or more days a week for at least 30 minutes: Vermont (65.3%), Hawaii (62.2%), Montana (60.1%), Alaska (60.1%). The least likely were Delaware (46.5%), West Virginia (47.1%) and Alabama (47.5%). The national average for regular exercise is 51.6% (among all ages). Activity and diet may account for younger attitudes at older ages within a healthy peer group.
Adopting a lifestyle to increase endurance and stamina at age 60 from previously low or zero activity levels is a difficult challenge. With chronic aches and pains…overwhelming. Old habits die hard. New habits are even harder to form. Yet when doctors take a stricter tone that your lack of endurance and stamina may be fatal, you might try. When you realize your clothes sizes are shifting to big-and-tall or plus-sizes, that may be even more daunting. Developing endurance and stamina via routine activities three-times weekly requires constant motivation and stubbornness to move from low to moderate to high. Increasing endurance and stamina at or over 60 is difficult but very possible. You will notice a significant differences within a year.
A senior fitness program called Silver Sneakers is available at many gyms across the country, It consists of classes that cater to people over 60. Silver Sneakers enables seniors to access gyms at around $25 per year. Membership? Many insurance carriers and supplemental plans cover Silver Sneakers programs. But…Medicare Advantage plans may cover SilverSneakers. SilverSneakers is considered a basic fitness service and Original Medicare, Part A and Part B, does not cover this benefit. However, Medicare Advantage plans, also known as Medicare Part C, may provide this benefit.
Silver Sneakers isn’t absolutely necessary, You can seek and boost endurance and stamina from home and exercise seated or standing. YouTube is a massive source of exercise videos. What you need to do is simply say you will. For starters both endurance and stamina can be developed following activity routines two or three times a week. Endurance and stamina over 60? Beyond the pains, possibilities exist.
Beyond gyms and exercises, many hail the virtues of Walking For Health. While many people have mobile disabilities, if you can walk 20 to 30 minutes per day, it offers many benefits at any age.
Sadly there are those who are disabled by various different diseases that are beyond the scope of cure or treatment. Some seek adaptive sports (such as wheelchair basketball) as exercise options. Not many can adapt. Those that do are exceptional at overcoming impossible challenges to be active again.
Being over 60 may seem challenging itself. Developing endurance and stamina through routine activity may seem challenging. It may even feel challenging. You can treat and heal many of your woes and anxieties by getting you and your body to move almost every day. The sun will come out. Celebrate it by taking some time to be active each day.
Transitioning to regular diet and activity routines require concerted efforts to break old habits, preferences, and tastes. In addition to muscle aches and excess weight, prevalent within mostly sedentary work groups and lifestyles, those transitions may be painful. Learning to develop endurance and stamina toward and over age 60 are fundamental to assure comfortable longevity. Yet, in retirement, that endurance and stamina activity are essential to deliver more satisfying years and happier living.
At older ages, routine activities help elevate moods and outlooks. It even may help reduce aches and pains. Developing endurance and stamina over 60, as impossible as it seems, is very possible. It doesn’t require much effort. All you have to do is make the choice to activate your body almost each day. Overcoming challenges may reap many rewards. Soon you’ll forget that you are exercising.
Stealth is often admirable. Patti Smith once was quoted as In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth. A new behavioral trend called Stealthing redefines and corrupts the more common meaning of stealth.
The design and use of condoms originated around 13,000 years ago. Over the last two centuries, the condom use during sex has helped control sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and reduced unwanted pregnancies. A new trend emerges from a generation after the dark decade of AIDS is something called stealthing, when a man secretly removes a condom in the middle of sex. This trend seems to cover both straight and gay sexual relationships. It is a new form of rape as a non-consensual act might integrate into a consensual act in a relationship.
Does stealthing involve loving or close sexual relationships? Not at all. The term “stealthing” has the obvious benefit of rolling off the tongue faster than “non-consensual” removal of a condom during a sex act. This act can allow transmission of an STD or lead to an unwanted pregnancy. Non-consensual sex is equivalent to “No” and should be defined as rape. But, in the USA, this emerging trend among teens and young adults is very difficult to prosecute. In Florida, Tampa Defense Attorney Hunter Chamberlain indicated that prosecuting for stealthing in the U.S. is difficult. Among litigating legality is that there are very few stealthing cases brought to court.
Courts are just beginning to view Rape cases as being non-consensual. Is stealthing rape? In our puritan perspective, if both partners consent to perform a sex act together, it is no longer viewed as rape. Stealthing is more defined as a secretive part of the sex act NOT SHARED WITH OTHER PARTNER. It might be viewed as an assault – after the fact. Better protection under the law is required to legally prosecute those who practice stealthing.
Removing the condom during sex, stealthing increases the risks of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Affected sexual partners are turned into victims and may experience emotional and psychological distress, especially those who have experienced sexual violence in the past.
Stealthing as a rising trend is gross irresponsibility gone wild. So before you give your consent for a sexual tryst, consider stealthing and the trust you have with your consensual partner.
In global environments where polyamory and LGBTQ coexist, consent and trust must be mutual. Otherwise I’d suggest restraining the male using the condom during sex. Though somewhat kinky, it poses fewer dangers than the possibilities of what stealthing delivers. Like rape, stealthing should be a punishable offense.
Stealthing is an unfriendly practice among lovers and friends.
There are foods that have tiny nutrients that occur in nature. The arguments supporting whole foods and natural diets focus on phytonutrients as factors offering more complete nutrition than vitamin supplements. Some fruits may have over 50 phytonutients, as might teas or coffees. The doses may be measured in microns, about 39 millionths of an inch. Dosage is very tiny.
Understanding a microdose is associated with opening a bag of chips and eating just one chip. Getting a slice of pizza and eating only one bite. It seems impossible. For those into microdosing LSD, the impossibilities outweigh the possibilities.
These micronutrients might be what ancients alchemists found as therapies for many ailments. For examples, pu-erh tea has phytonutients that users claim to help promote weight loss, reduce serum LDL (bad) cholesterol, and other cardiovascular conditions. Cinnamon helps stabilize sugar levels. These microdoses of natural tiny components from whole foods offer many possible health benefits. Surprisingly, some believe that microdosing LSD or microdosing magic mushrooms (containing Psilocybin as a phytonutrient) offer healthy benefits. Both are considered psychedelic hallucinogens that some believe are routine performance enhancers. Any sense here?
At a gathering of psychedelic enthusiasts, 4/21/2017, microdosing LSD seemed to be a hot topic.
The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies or MAPS is performing research on microdosing to assess the values of microdosing LSD with safe performance enhancement. So far, however, small studies have been inconclusive regarding safety and claims.
Unlike phytonutrients studied by nutritionists, microdosing LSD or magic mushrooms have several roadblocks for scientific study. These are controlled or illegal substances. “Street” drugs can’t be tested for purity. Another obstacle might be how microdosing is tested in a lab. Usually dosing for a subject animal suffers inaccuracies. Should microdosing LSD studies use humans over longitudinal periods? How can you render side effects.
For example, while phytonutrients found in Pu-erh tea may aid weight management and reduce bad serum cholesterol, used frequently side effects may develop. These may include mild to serious side effects such as headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, and muscular weakness. The muscular weakness is due to a specific phytonutrient in Pu-erh tea that resembles (or metabolizes into a statin substance. Statins are a form of drugs used to reduce cholesterol in many patients. Some people are allergic or sensitive to statins. Even the best phytonutrients have chemicals that may produce side-effects. Fortunately, these have gone through scientific testing.
According to information published by Rolling Stone magazine, microdosing LSD may be used by some to alleviate symptoms of depression, chronic fatigue, and migraines. Microdosing gained notoriety in 2011 after a book was published by the psychologist James Fadiman, titled The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide, about the potential for positive perceptual changes due to taking regular and small amounts of LSD. This practice has not been studied extensively. While serious, even dangerous, side effects have been produced by small to large doses of LSD or magic mushrooms, is microdosing LSD safe? Is it addicting?
Many are addicted to caffeine (from coffee or tea), nicotine, tar, carbohydrates, analgesics and other substances found in food. Aspirin is derived from a phytonutrient found in the bark of a willow tree in 1763. Over time, these have become common (but commonly safe) addictions.
With the popularity of microdosing LSD, people strive for more pain relief amd greater performance. People tend to abuse and overdose. Vitamins are good for you but too much of certain vitamins can lead to a vitamin overdose, which can be dangerous and, in some cases, life threatening. From 1999 to 2015 over 160,000 deaths were due to opioid prescription overdoses, according to the Centers for Disease Control. These prescriptions were (likely) labeled with safe dosage instructions.
People have at least one form of addiction. Do you think you do or don’t? Are you always in control? Take this test. Then add a potentially addictive drug as a microdose. Can you take just one? Attempts to control through adoptive diets often fail. Those that microdose LSD as a habit might be safer than those taking higher doses. There is no research, beyond those sponsored by psychedelics, that reliably indicate safety over time – any time! Until such time there is, relief is a personal pipe dream.
While microdosing LSD and magic mushrooms might help manage depressive symptoms, boost creative thinking, and enhance performance, the variant to achieve more may lead to overdosing. Until medical agencies in the USA and Europe approve pf microdosing LSD, seek medical help toward relieving your symptoms. There are alternatives. A licensed health counselor or physician might be more helpful.
Are hallucinogenics nutritious? Some parts of the world think so. Where science is regarded as authoritative, microdosing LSD is not.
Eating healthy requires acquired taste obedience for many reasons as a lifestyle. While most food addicts follow undiscriminating diets, eating healthy means making choices that we hope will keep bodies and minds healthy and well. A healthy lifestyle offers no assurances of longevity. Eating healthy results rely mostly on faith through obedience in optimizing your living life by choice.
In Corinthians 6:19-20: Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. Many forget that phrase, especially when it comes to eating healthy. A few remember that, as a body temple, how, what, and when you eat is bound to body and soul and even fewer practice eating healthy.
A recent recent study published in the Journal of the American Health Association Journal 3/7/2017, discusses observations of those eating healthier as a means of dieting. The article, Change in Percentages of Adults With Overweight or Obesity Trying to Lose Weight, 1988-2014 indicates that there is a percentage loss among these dieters when compared to studies in 1990. About 2 out of every 3 Americans are either overweight or obese, a decline of 7 percent means millions more people may have given up on dieting. The stumbling block is a motivational drop-off. Those who focus on eating healthy make a life-long commitment, for whatever the results.
Eating a healthy diet and what it means starts at younger ages. When integrated into a learning process when younger, eating healthy is normal. It is definitely a nurturing process.
Eating healthy requires acquired taste obedience as an alternate lifestyle. While there are many foods considered healthy, there are some with dietary restrictions due to illnesses. Among the lists of healthy foods, there are serving size considerations. Eating healthy requires focus and acquired taste as an alternate lifestyle sense of obedience. In most cases and situations, eating healthy in a world surrounded by snacks and sugary desserts, is a form of strict discipline. After all, eating healthy is not normal. There are so many attractive, delicious less healthy foods all over the place.
At the supermarket, the customer in front of me purchased 5 largebags of assorted chips, 2 boxes of crackers, 2 pounds M&M’s, potato salad, cole slaw, 10 liters of Coke and 2 packs of cookies. She also added about a dozen of those Ramen noodle soups in a cup. Thankfully, she added family packs chicken and steak. I noted to her that it looks like a great diet. She says, “That’s what my family wants. I make them happy.” While eating healthy requires discipline, eating unhealthy delivers quick gratifications of happiness. It’s a sharp contrast of rewards.
If you look at supermarket circulars, many listings promote normal lifestyles. Some support healthy lifestyles, where available. People choosing to eat healthy is a minority.
Eating healthy is akin to a religion. There are guides and scores of information. There are no spiritual leaders. The adage of “Seek and Ye Shall Find” requires lots of fervor. The rewards are fewer diseases, weight management, and going to heaven later than sooner. Most do not follow this faith. They’d rather die happy with lunches of 2 burger deluxe and 2 cans of coke. While eating healthy requires a tossed salad or sandwich on multi-grain bread, with spring water. Quite an alternative! Who is happier? Who is sicker?
How and what you eat influences your health and mental state. Eating unhealthfully may affect your body weight, blood pressure, your spine, your arteries, your heart, and brain. It may confuse hormones and the vital fluids that flow through them. There are no guarantees that your body won’t suffer by eating healthy, but eating healthy might skew the variables to your favor.
Statistics do seem to show that unhealthful eating and physical inactivity may result in disabilities as you age. An unhealthy diet may a leading cause of disability. Unhealthy eating habits and physical inactivity are leading causes of loss of independence: Roughly 73,000 people have lower-limb amputations each year due to diabetic infections that may develop in obese people. Based on the Center for Science in the Public Interest over 600,000 deaths per year in the United States have been associated with unhealthy eating and inactivity.
According to studies at EPIC-Oxford, vegetarians had lower rates of mortality from pancreatic cancer and lymphatic cancer. Semi-vegetarians had lower rates of death from pancreatic cancer. Pesco-vegetarians had lower death rates from all cancers but higher rates of cardiovascular diseases.
Although dietary supplements of vitamins and antioxidants are helpful, eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and wellbeing. Food provides our bodies with the energy, protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to live, grow and function properly, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Eating healthy may help allow longer, active lives because people followed a healthy lifestyle AND avoided unhealthy eating and inactivity.
For the long term, gaining weight to obesity and the potential for numerous nutritional diseases, many tend not to follow health maintenance and rehabilitation over the long term. While much is written about eating healthy foods, there are no real specific formulas (many contradict) what a healthy eating diet implies.
Thus, the popular umbrella over eating healthy does require more science research and evidence of what eating healthy means, along with benefits and consequences.
There are some who have genetic and/or developmental problems with foods that are deemed part of what eating healthy accepts.
Sometimes the rules for eating healthy don’t apply. For example, nuts are considered healthy. Tree nut or seed allergies, for some people, may be extremely harmful allergens. Tree nuts can cause a severe, potentially fatal, allergic reaction (anaphylaxis). Tree nuts include, but are not limited to, walnut, almond, hazelnut, cashew, pistachio, and Brazil nuts. Seeds include sunflower or sesame. Most packages notify if a food product was manufactured in a factory that is exposed to nuts or seeds. Having a soy allergy might knock out even more products.
While meat, poultry and fish are (by small servings) traditionally great sources of complex proteins, many people watch their blood cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels.
Then, of course, there are those that are gluten-free – no wheat products. Diabetics have to watch carbohydrate intake – basically all foods that grow from the earth. As you see, for many, eating healthy faces some very difficult obstacles. No way fits all. Eating healthy diets might also be dangerous to your health!
Eating healthy and setting activities may have something to do with appearance or fashionable vanity – Body Image. People are seeking more than health – attraction, romance, perceived fashionability, social – and eating healthy or obsessively healthy can lead to eating disorders that are also harmful for health. Eating healthy for health and wellness might be individually specific. As a consumer cyclical, more money, more marketing, high motivation is spent on getting the body image you seek. Eating healthy as a lifestyle may be targeted at more than personal health. The aim may be more social. Those that eat healthy may also pursue many activities and seek to make their bodies as attractive as possible.
Bariatric surgery is often advertised on TV. It clips an area of your stomach to inhibit food intake. The use of bariatric surgery is suggested for those people who weigh 100 pounds or more than their average weight and have related health issues. When asked why they were pursuing bariatric surgery, the answers were generally, “tried everything else to improve my body image.” Health was often secondary as they received medicine for that.
Despite side effect possibilities from bariatric surgery, and possible dangers with any surgery, it is a very popular route to improved body image. The number of bariatric surgeries increased to 179,000 in 2013 with 34.2% of surgeries as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, 14% gastric banding, 42.1% gastric sleeve, 1% as duodenal switch, 6% as revisional surgery and 2.7% classified as other (American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery).
As one of my early internships, I sat in with groups who had the surgery and I observed, over a course of of 6 months, that several regained their weight and complained about vomiting when they ate too much. Most in the groups had depressive states due to no visible improvements in body image and social successes.
For all of those people with sensitivities and diseases, eating healthy might be extremely challenging. Among the reasonably healthy population, finding ways of healthy nutrition is easier. It still requires motivation and fortitude. It may require acquired tastes and compromises but easily adaptable via a continuous lifestyle.
Sadly, many people compromise their options and sensitivities. For quite a few people, eating healthy is filled with unique challenges. Then again, for numerous reasons, noy eating healthy may contribute yo developing diabetes 2.
Eating healthy is about eating the right foods, at the right times, with suggested servings. A serving is usually a few ounces. That may mean that a big salad or large steak each day might be more toxic.
Choosing a healthier diet of foods for weight management or some irregular blood score may be helpful. See if your physician can refer you to a qualified nutritionist. For those that eat healthy as a lifestyle, regardless of age, your discriminating dietary obedience MAY pay off with more robust spirit with generally good feeling and body image.
A growing number of people regard the biblical concept of the body as a temple (whether observant or not). Eating healthy is a discipline and habit that you observe through your life span.
Scientifically, eating healthy doesn’t necessarily guaranty that your overall life, wellness, and body image will be excellent. There is a faith and motivation quotient that following a wellness lifestyle will be better than not following one. It is alternative thinking that makes sense to you. As any lifestyle, eating healthy requires motivation, rules, obedience and pleasure.
Eating healthy isn’t a matter of deprivation. If you are celebrating and see attractive food, sample it. Just don’t eat the entire portion. You deserve it. Just don’t exceed serving sizes.
Follow these habits as a core to your healthy eating lifestyle:
1) Developing healthy eating habits isn’t as confusing or as restrictive as many people imagine.
2) Consume a Variety of Foods.
3) Keep an Eye on Portions.
4) Eat Plenty of Produce.
5) Get More Whole Grains.
6) Limit Refined Grains, Added Sugar.
7) Enjoy More Fish and Nuts.
8) Cut Down on Animal Fat.
9) Try to add exercise into your daily routine.
Many might agree or disagree. Eating healthy is an individual choice. For many, healthy food is an acquired taste compared to average eaters. No temple is the same as another. Vive la différence! Choose which healthy mode you want to obey.
Your body may be leased from God but your body health is part of you and your personal responsibility. Seek and find your paths to eating healthy. Any thoughtful healthy actions you contribute may help you live a little bit better.