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<h3>15 Natural Remedies to Getting Rid of Pimples Overnight Fast</h3>
Want to know the best remedies to get rid of pimples fast? First, you should understand the physiology behind it. Pimples are also known as zits, spots, Bumps, pustules, papules or Acne. It is an inflammation of the skin that occurs when the oil glands (sebaceous glands) get clogged and infected from bacteria or swell up.The main cause of pimples is the excess sebum secretion by the sebaceous glands.

Pimple is a normal skin condition for many people especially teenagers because the sebaceous glands will produce more oil under the influence of androgens.It is estimated that 80 percent of teenagers will suffer from pimples.Pimples can occur on the face, forehead, upper back, neck, chest, upper arms and even the shoulders.

Read More at 

https://naturalremedyideas.com/get-rid-of-pimples/

#pimples #tips

15 Natural Remedies to Getting Rid of Pimples Overnight Fast


Want to know the best remedies to get rid of pimples fast? First, you should understand the physiology behind it. Pimples are also known as zits, spots, Bumps, pustules, papules or Acne. It is an inflammation of the skin that occurs when the oil glands (sebaceous glands) get clogged and infected from bacteria or swell up.The main cause of pimples is the excess sebum secretion by the sebaceous glands.

Pimple is a normal skin condition for many people especially teenagers because the sebaceous glands will produce more oil under the influence of androgens.It is estimated that 80 percent of teenagers will suffer from pimples.Pimples can occur on the face, forehead, upper back, neck, chest, upper arms and even the shoulders.

Read More at

https://naturalremedyideas.com/get-rid-of-pimples/

#pimples #tips

<h3>Ladies, Is It Time To Finally Remove Your Bra…For Good?!</h3>
Did you know that wearing a bra can restrict and compress the already very thin lymphatic vessels? This can lead to a buildup of toxic fluid which would otherwise be drained through the system. When these vessels are constricted or closed, it’s more difficult for oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to the cells, making it more difficult for toxic waste materials to be flushed away.

Professor Robert Mansel from Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales, and Simon Cawthorn, from Frenchay Hospital found that wearing a bra exposes women to a statistically significant risk of increased breast pain, cysts in the breasts and might even be linked to the development of cancer.

The scientists also emphasized that there is zero evidence showing that bras have any medical advantage, they don’t stop breasts from drooping, that’s just a natural part of the ageing process.

Mansen told The Telegraph that, with age, “the supporting structures which are made of collagen get thinner and thinner. That happens to not only the supporting ligaments which are holding the breast up but also the other tissues. If you have a mainly fatty blob on the chest in a bag of skin it is going to hang down. It is a complete myth that this is stopped by wearing a bra.”

The key word here is might, as we still do not know for certain. According to the American Cancer Society, there is absolutely no evidence that leads to the correlation between wearing a bra and contracting breast cancer. The apparent reasoning behind this stance is that no studies exist which show such a link, but they themselves have made no effort to disprove the theory either. However, several studies have been conducted which indeed show a correlation between wearing bras and the development of breast cancer, but correlation doesn’t mean causation.

In a study conducted by Syd and Soma Singer in May of 1991, 4,000 women in 5 major U.S. cities were interviewed. All of the women who were studied were of Caucasian descent and mostly of “medium income,” and their ages ranged from 30 to 79. Almost half had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The majority of the women who were interviewed said that they were unhappy with the shape and size of their breasts and wore a bra solely to improve their appearance. 3 out of 4 of these women who wore their bras to sleep contracted breast cancer, and 1 in 7 women who wore their bras for more than 12 hours a day did too. This study concluded that just 1 in 168 women who did not wear a bra contracted breast cancer, which is the same amount as men (who do not wear a bra. :P)

Historically speaking, this attitude isn’t surprising. In the 1930’s there was “no link” between cigarette smoking and lung cancer either, in fact, doctors were still promoting cigarette smoking in the 1950’s. It wasn’t until 1964 that the American Cancer Society finally admitted that there was a direct link between them. Of course, if they had established the link to cigarettes and cancer sooner, a pretty staggering amount of money would have been lost on the sale of cigarettes – and the treatment of cancer. Perhaps someday in the future, this will be the story of the bra, and people will say, “I can’t believe they didn’t realize that wearing bras contributed to breast cancer!’

Another noteworthy piece of information is that, much like the cancer industry, there is a huge bra industry as well. When you think about how many bras each woman is buying every year, this is a multi-billion dollar industry in the US alone.

Right now, we do not know for sure that wearing bras causes cancer, but at least we can look at some of the evidence, and from there make an informed decision for ourselves.

<h4>Minimize Your Risk</h4>
or me personally, on a day-to-day basis I do not wear a bra. I haven’t for about 4 years now. However, I will wear one for certain occasions and depending on what I am wearing, but this is very minimal. Up until about a year ago I had no idea of this potential link to breast cancer, but I stopped wearing one for the mere fact that it was extremely uncomfortable. I know a lot of women with big breasts are thinking that this just isn’t possible for them, but did you know that when you wear a bra all the time you are actually weakening the ligaments of the breasts? If you keep your breasts free of support for a period of time, these ligaments will grow stronger and then your breasts will support themselves a bit better. A French study done by Professor Jean-Denis Roullion used calipers to measure changes in the breasts of 330 women over a 15-year period. He found that bras didn’t do anything that they were purported to do, and they didn’t alleviate back pain, but rather intensified it! Also, they didn’t do anything to prevent breast tissue from sagging. In his opinion the bra is a “false need.” The findings of the study suggest that breasts would gain more tone and support themselves if no bra were used because, as researchers explain, bras limit the growth of supporting breast tissue, leaving the breast to wither and degrade quicker. Further, the study found that women who took off their bras experience an average of 7mm lift in their nipples from each year they didn’t wear a bra – amazing! An important thing to note is that Roullion suggests that if you are over the age of 45 not wearing a bra would do very little, if anything, to lift the breasts.

I do think that a huge reason why women wear bras is because of what society tells us that our breasts should look like. If they are small, we should wear really padded pushup bras to make them look bigger, and if they are large, we should wear really tight bras to make them appear smaller and less saggy. There are plenty of women whose breasts are so small that they wear a bra for literally no reason, only to make it appear as if they had larger breasts. If only they knew the risk they were taking, all for aesthetic purposes. In society’s eye, all breasts should be completely round and perky, but let’s face it, for those women who still have natural breasts, this isn’t very likely. As of late, more and more people are adopting more natural habits and practices, and before we know it, natural shapely breasts will be back in style!

If you must wear a bra, consider buying ones that aren’t too tight and don’t have an underwire. Try to wear the bra for as short a time as possible, and give your breasts a good rub and massage after they’ve been released! By no means should you ever be sleeping in your bra. If you are worried about your nipples showing, maybe consider wearing a camisole under your shirt, but even if they do show, it’s not the end of the world.

Much Love

Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/oct/31/gender.uk

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1827274http://www.connexionfrance.com/Bra-support-damage-professor-Rouillon-back-pain-nipple-14626-view-article.html

http://www.brafree.org/bra_free.htmlhttps://www.womentowomen.com/detoxification/the-lymph-system-and-your-health-2/2/

http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/breast-cancer-bras-lymph-nodes.html

http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_condition_info_details.asp?disease_id=245&channel_id=136&relation_id=1578

#women #health

Ladies, Is It Time To Finally Remove Your Bra…For Good?!


Did you know that wearing a bra can restrict and compress the already very thin lymphatic vessels? This can lead to a buildup of toxic fluid which would otherwise be drained through the system. When these vessels are constricted or closed, it’s more difficult for oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to the cells, making it more difficult for toxic waste materials to be flushed away.

Professor Robert Mansel from Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales, and Simon Cawthorn, from Frenchay Hospital found that wearing a bra exposes women to a statistically significant risk of increased breast pain, cysts in the breasts and might even be linked to the development of cancer.

The scientists also emphasized that there is zero evidence showing that bras have any medical advantage, they don’t stop breasts from drooping, that’s just a natural part of the ageing process.

Mansen told The Telegraph that, with age, “the supporting structures which are made of collagen get thinner and thinner. That happens to not only the supporting ligaments which are holding the breast up but also the other tissues. If you have a mainly fatty blob on the chest in a bag of skin it is going to hang down. It is a complete myth that this is stopped by wearing a bra.”

The key word here is might, as we still do not know for certain. According to the American Cancer Society, there is absolutely no evidence that leads to the correlation between wearing a bra and contracting breast cancer. The apparent reasoning behind this stance is that no studies exist which show such a link, but they themselves have made no effort to disprove the theory either. However, several studies have been conducted which indeed show a correlation between wearing bras and the development of breast cancer, but correlation doesn’t mean causation.

In a study conducted by Syd and Soma Singer in May of 1991, 4,000 women in 5 major U.S. cities were interviewed. All of the women who were studied were of Caucasian descent and mostly of “medium income,” and their ages ranged from 30 to 79. Almost half had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The majority of the women who were interviewed said that they were unhappy with the shape and size of their breasts and wore a bra solely to improve their appearance. 3 out of 4 of these women who wore their bras to sleep contracted breast cancer, and 1 in 7 women who wore their bras for more than 12 hours a day did too. This study concluded that just 1 in 168 women who did not wear a bra contracted breast cancer, which is the same amount as men (who do not wear a bra. :P)

Historically speaking, this attitude isn’t surprising. In the 1930’s there was “no link” between cigarette smoking and lung cancer either, in fact, doctors were still promoting cigarette smoking in the 1950’s. It wasn’t until 1964 that the American Cancer Society finally admitted that there was a direct link between them. Of course, if they had established the link to cigarettes and cancer sooner, a pretty staggering amount of money would have been lost on the sale of cigarettes – and the treatment of cancer. Perhaps someday in the future, this will be the story of the bra, and people will say, “I can’t believe they didn’t realize that wearing bras contributed to breast cancer!’

Another noteworthy piece of information is that, much like the cancer industry, there is a huge bra industry as well. When you think about how many bras each woman is buying every year, this is a multi-billion dollar industry in the US alone.

Right now, we do not know for sure that wearing bras causes cancer, but at least we can look at some of the evidence, and from there make an informed decision for ourselves.

Minimize Your Risk


or me personally, on a day-to-day basis I do not wear a bra. I haven’t for about 4 years now. However, I will wear one for certain occasions and depending on what I am wearing, but this is very minimal. Up until about a year ago I had no idea of this potential link to breast cancer, but I stopped wearing one for the mere fact that it was extremely uncomfortable. I know a lot of women with big breasts are thinking that this just isn’t possible for them, but did you know that when you wear a bra all the time you are actually weakening the ligaments of the breasts? If you keep your breasts free of support for a period of time, these ligaments will grow stronger and then your breasts will support themselves a bit better. A French study done by Professor Jean-Denis Roullion used calipers to measure changes in the breasts of 330 women over a 15-year period. He found that bras didn’t do anything that they were purported to do, and they didn’t alleviate back pain, but rather intensified it! Also, they didn’t do anything to prevent breast tissue from sagging. In his opinion the bra is a “false need.” The findings of the study suggest that breasts would gain more tone and support themselves if no bra were used because, as researchers explain, bras limit the growth of supporting breast tissue, leaving the breast to wither and degrade quicker. Further, the study found that women who took off their bras experience an average of 7mm lift in their nipples from each year they didn’t wear a bra – amazing! An important thing to note is that Roullion suggests that if you are over the age of 45 not wearing a bra would do very little, if anything, to lift the breasts.

I do think that a huge reason why women wear bras is because of what society tells us that our breasts should look like. If they are small, we should wear really padded pushup bras to make them look bigger, and if they are large, we should wear really tight bras to make them appear smaller and less saggy. There are plenty of women whose breasts are so small that they wear a bra for literally no reason, only to make it appear as if they had larger breasts. If only they knew the risk they were taking, all for aesthetic purposes. In society’s eye, all breasts should be completely round and perky, but let’s face it, for those women who still have natural breasts, this isn’t very likely. As of late, more and more people are adopting more natural habits and practices, and before we know it, natural shapely breasts will be back in style!

If you must wear a bra, consider buying ones that aren’t too tight and don’t have an underwire. Try to wear the bra for as short a time as possible, and give your breasts a good rub and massage after they’ve been released! By no means should you ever be sleeping in your bra. If you are worried about your nipples showing, maybe consider wearing a camisole under your shirt, but even if they do show, it’s not the end of the world.

Much Love

Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2000/oct/31/gender.uk

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1827274http://www.connexionfrance.com/Bra-support-damage-professor-Rouillon-back-pain-nipple-14626-view-article.html

http://www.brafree.org/bra_free.htmlhttps://www.womentowomen.com/detoxification/the-lymph-system-and-your-health-2/2/

http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/breast-cancer-bras-lymph-nodes.html

http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_condition_info_details.asp?disease_id=245&channel_id=136&relation_id=1578

#women #health

<h3>Free Educational Websites</h3>

According to webometrics, there are more than 17 000 universities, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly. Many students around the world(and their families) get into big debt or have to work over sixty hours a week in order to afford an education.

Two thirds of the US college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, with an average of over 27 000 USD per person. Reading those statistics I can

Free Educational Websites



According to webometrics, there are more than 17 000 universities, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly. Many students around the world(and their families) get into big debt or have to work over sixty hours a week in order to afford an education.

Two thirds of the US college seniors who graduated in 2011 had student loan debt, with an average of over 27 000 USD per person. Reading those statistics I can't stop thinking about those words from over 30 years ago:

"With mass education, it turned out that most people could be taught to read and write. In the same way, once we have computer outlets in every home, each of them hooked up to enormous libraries, where you can ask any question and be given answers, you can look up something you're interested in knowing, however silly it might seem to someone else." – Isaac Asiov Isaac

Asimov died in 1992, but if he could see the opportunities that the Internet is giving us in XXI century he would probably grin from ear to ear. Getting a degree in an university might be expensive, but there are much better options. There are many websites on the Internet that now offer FREE of charge learning materials. Now even the poorest people could afford to be better educated than many of Harvard's graduates, all they need is access to a computer(does not even have to be personal one, it could be the one that the local library offers for public use).

Enough with the words, here is a BADASS list of over 40 educational websites: Read

http://www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2014/07/list-of-40-free-educational-websites.html

#free #education
<h3>FREE BOOKS: 100 Legal Sites To Download Literature</h3>

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further. Below are over 100 links to websites that provide free e-books on a huge variety of topics. Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.

http://www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2015/07/free-books-100-legal-sites-to-download-literature.html

#free #books

FREE BOOKS: 100 Legal Sites To Download Literature



Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further. Below are over 100 links to websites that provide free e-books on a huge variety of topics. Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.

http://www.knowledgeoftoday.org/2015/07/free-books-100-legal-sites-to-download-literature.html

#free #books
<h3>How To Remove Gout & Joint Pain From Your Life (Uric Acid & Crystals)</h3>
A quick look at the average western diet presents an obvious truth when it comes to the state of wellness in the west; for the most part, we are eating ourselves sick.

Interestingly, how we combat the reality of our sick state is often disconnected from the reasons why we got sick in the first place; our diets. What if doctors prescribed dietary changes first before even looking at medication, especially if it’s not needed? What if food was seen as a mechanism to prevent illness? I believe there is a growing body of people looking at our diets in this manner, but for the most part we’re blind to the fact that our diet is likely one of the biggest contributors to why we are sick.

Of course emotions and our state of being is another huge factor, but let’s start here for now.

<b>A recent study found that a diet rich in acidic foods increases uric acid levels in the body, leading to conditions such as gout (form of arthritis), joint pain, and uric acid crystallization.</b>

What you might notice here is that the average western diet is very acidic, so is it any surprise that so many struggle with these conditions?

Peter was suddenly jolted from his sleep by a sharp and throbbing pain in his left foot. He looked down to see that his big toe was extremely swollen and red, so tender and sore that even the lightest friction from the bed sheet was too much to bear. This was becoming a common occurrence in his life, a highly inconvenient one at that.

Wendy could barely function at work. She struggled to even finish her morning coffee for fear of having to go to the bathroom, for every time she did, she would nearly pass out from the immense pain shooting through her belly and pubic area. This was her second case of kidney stones in the same year.

If you or somebody you know is suffering from kidney issues, joint pain, or a condition known as gout, then you probably know how unfortunate it is to experience a lower quality of life at the hands of a debilitating ailment.
Uric acid crystallization has been linked to gout, kidney stones, joint pain, and more.

Uric acid crystallization has been linked to gout, kidney stones, joint pain, and more.

According to Global RPH, approximately 2 million people suffer from gout, a form or arthritis, 75-90% of which are men. Gout has been known to lead to painful conditions such as kidney stones due to the build up of uric acid in the blood or urine.

Although there are multiple factors which can lead to high levels of uric acid in the body, a recent study suggests that uric acid build-up can be linked to one substantial factor – an acidic diet. The study explores the theory that by introducing a more alkaline diet to the body, one can effectively lower uric acid levels, thereby reducing instances of gout and other kidney and joint related issues.

<h4>What The Scientific Evidence States</h4>

The study enrolled a group of healthy female students, who had no medical problems at their regular physical examinations provided by the university, in a back-to-back 5-day study which compared urine samples from a high-protein, less vegetable/fruit laden diet (acidic) to a low-protein, high-vegetable/fruit diet (alkaline).

Researchers measured the total volume of urine, the pH, levels of organic acids, creatinine, uric acid, and titratable acid, as well as all cations (Na+,K+,Ca2+,Mg2+,NH4+) and anions (Cl−,SO42−,PO4−) necessary for the estimation of acid–base balance.

The study noted a linear relationship between higher acidic serum levels and the metabolic degradation of materials being consumed (diet).  Uric acid in the serum was higher in the acidic group than in the alkaline group, therefore from these observations, it is considered that uric acid may be reabsorbed more actively in acidic urine than in alkaline urine where it is more actively excreted.

<h4>Conclusion & What To Eat For Alkalinity</h4>

According to the study, high protein foods (rich in amino acids) were prone to acidic by-products. This included meat, eggs, and some dairy products such as butter. Furthermore, foods such as corn, alcohol, sugar, salad oils, and mayo were also found to produce acidic by-products in the body.

On the flip side, here are the foods that produced alkaline conditions in the body:  Green leafy vegetables, pumpkin, miso, basil, cucumber, cabbage, kiwi, pineapple, mushrooms, yams, vinegar, walnuts, bell peppers, and more. (For more info, see appendix)

Researchers also noted that since the study was conducted exclusively on female students, experiments of the same kind need to be performed on male students, on older populations and also on people with hyperuricemia at baseline for generalization of dietary intervention.

Bottom line: Dietary intervention is one of the best choices in preventing conditions caused by uric acid build-up such as gout and joint pain, and an alkaline rich diet is an effective way to go about preventing these types of disorders.

<h4>The Ultimate Alkalizing Cocktails</h4>

Using the acidic/alkaline chart from Alkalife, we’ve put together two fantastic alkalizing cocktails to help eliminate acidic environments in the body. Enjoy!

<b>Ginger-Fruit Iced Tea</b>

Ingredients:

    Organic ginger tea
    Purified water
    1-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon &/or lime juice
    1/4 cup of organic grapefruit juice

Directions:

1. Steep the ginger tea in purified, alkaline water for 5 minutes or until desired colour. 
2. Let cool.
3. Stir in lemon and/or lime juice as well as the grapefruit juice. Add ice and enjoy! (Can be enjoyed hot as well during the winter months)

<b>The Very-Berry-Banana Smoothie</b>

Ingredients (serves 1):

    2 ripe medium-large bananas
    2 cups of frozen mixed berries (strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, and/or
     raspberry)
    1-2 cups of kale (spine removed; your choice of variety)
    2-3 tablespoons of raw pumpkin seeds
    1/2 cup – 1 cup of purified water.

Directions:

Throw all ingredients into a medium-high powered blender until smooth consistency (I used a Vitamix; a Nutribullet also works well).

#gout #jointpain #health

How To Remove Gout & Joint Pain From Your Life (Uric Acid & Crystals)


A quick look at the average western diet presents an obvious truth when it comes to the state of wellness in the west; for the most part, we are eating ourselves sick.

Interestingly, how we combat the reality of our sick state is often disconnected from the reasons why we got sick in the first place; our diets. What if doctors prescribed dietary changes first before even looking at medication, especially if it’s not needed? What if food was seen as a mechanism to prevent illness? I believe there is a growing body of people looking at our diets in this manner, but for the most part we’re blind to the fact that our diet is likely one of the biggest contributors to why we are sick.

Of course emotions and our state of being is another huge factor, but let’s start here for now.

A recent study found that a diet rich in acidic foods increases uric acid levels in the body, leading to conditions such as gout (form of arthritis), joint pain, and uric acid crystallization.

What you might notice here is that the average western diet is very acidic, so is it any surprise that so many struggle with these conditions?

Peter was suddenly jolted from his sleep by a sharp and throbbing pain in his left foot. He looked down to see that his big toe was extremely swollen and red, so tender and sore that even the lightest friction from the bed sheet was too much to bear. This was becoming a common occurrence in his life, a highly inconvenient one at that.

Wendy could barely function at work. She struggled to even finish her morning coffee for fear of having to go to the bathroom, for every time she did, she would nearly pass out from the immense pain shooting through her belly and pubic area. This was her second case of kidney stones in the same year.

If you or somebody you know is suffering from kidney issues, joint pain, or a condition known as gout, then you probably know how unfortunate it is to experience a lower quality of life at the hands of a debilitating ailment.
Uric acid crystallization has been linked to gout, kidney stones, joint pain, and more.

Uric acid crystallization has been linked to gout, kidney stones, joint pain, and more.

According to Global RPH, approximately 2 million people suffer from gout, a form or arthritis, 75-90% of which are men. Gout has been known to lead to painful conditions such as kidney stones due to the build up of uric acid in the blood or urine.

Although there are multiple factors which can lead to high levels of uric acid in the body, a recent study suggests that uric acid build-up can be linked to one substantial factor – an acidic diet. The study explores the theory that by introducing a more alkaline diet to the body, one can effectively lower uric acid levels, thereby reducing instances of gout and other kidney and joint related issues.

What The Scientific Evidence States



The study enrolled a group of healthy female students, who had no medical problems at their regular physical examinations provided by the university, in a back-to-back 5-day study which compared urine samples from a high-protein, less vegetable/fruit laden diet (acidic) to a low-protein, high-vegetable/fruit diet (alkaline).

Researchers measured the total volume of urine, the pH, levels of organic acids, creatinine, uric acid, and titratable acid, as well as all cations (Na+,K+,Ca2+,Mg2+,NH4+) and anions (Cl−,SO42−,PO4−) necessary for the estimation of acid–base balance.

The study noted a linear relationship between higher acidic serum levels and the metabolic degradation of materials being consumed (diet). Uric acid in the serum was higher in the acidic group than in the alkaline group, therefore from these observations, it is considered that uric acid may be reabsorbed more actively in acidic urine than in alkaline urine where it is more actively excreted.

Conclusion & What To Eat For Alkalinity



According to the study, high protein foods (rich in amino acids) were prone to acidic by-products. This included meat, eggs, and some dairy products such as butter. Furthermore, foods such as corn, alcohol, sugar, salad oils, and mayo were also found to produce acidic by-products in the body.

On the flip side, here are the foods that produced alkaline conditions in the body: Green leafy vegetables, pumpkin, miso, basil, cucumber, cabbage, kiwi, pineapple, mushrooms, yams, vinegar, walnuts, bell peppers, and more. (For more info, see appendix)

Researchers also noted that since the study was conducted exclusively on female students, experiments of the same kind need to be performed on male students, on older populations and also on people with hyperuricemia at baseline for generalization of dietary intervention.

Bottom line: Dietary intervention is one of the best choices in preventing conditions caused by uric acid build-up such as gout and joint pain, and an alkaline rich diet is an effective way to go about preventing these types of disorders.

The Ultimate Alkalizing Cocktails



Using the acidic/alkaline chart from Alkalife, we’ve put together two fantastic alkalizing cocktails to help eliminate acidic environments in the body. Enjoy!

Ginger-Fruit Iced Tea

Ingredients:

Organic ginger tea
Purified water
1-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon &/or lime juice
1/4 cup of organic grapefruit juice

Directions:

1. Steep the ginger tea in purified, alkaline water for 5 minutes or until desired colour.
2. Let cool.
3. Stir in lemon and/or lime juice as well as the grapefruit juice. Add ice and enjoy! (Can be enjoyed hot as well during the winter months)

The Very-Berry-Banana Smoothie

Ingredients (serves 1):

2 ripe medium-large bananas
2 cups of frozen mixed berries (strawberry, blackberry, blueberry, and/or
raspberry)
1-2 cups of kale (spine removed; your choice of variety)
2-3 tablespoons of raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup – 1 cup of purified water.

Directions:

Throw all ingredients into a medium-high powered blender until smooth consistency (I used a Vitamix; a Nutribullet also works well).

#gout #jointpain #health


<h3>Scientists Have Found a Completely New Way to Attack And Kill Cancer Cells</h3>
Scientists have made a promising step forward in the ongoing fight against cancer, developing a new way to trigger cancer cell death that might eventually give us a new treatment option with better results than current methods.

Called Caspase-Independent Cell Death (CICD), it was able to completely eradicate tumours in colorectal cancer cells grown in the lab.

If the same effects can be reproduced in humans, then we could be looking at a treatment that can kill off cancers in a way that’s less harmful to the body and with a lower chance of the cancer coming back, according to the team from the University of Glasgow in the UK.

“In essence, this mechanism has the potential to dramatically improve the effectiveness of anti–cancer therapy and reduce unwanted toxicity,” says one of the researchers, Stephen Tait. “Taking into consideration our findings, we propose that engaging CICD as a means of anti-cancer therapy warrants further investigation.”

Conventional anti-cancer treatments work by apoptosis, a kind of programmed cell death where cells effectively get ordered to kill themselves off, via proteins called caspases.

It’s how chemotherapy works, for example, and it can work well – but there are caveats.

These therapies can miss some of their targets, which means cancer cells don’t get eliminated and the tumours have a better chance of coming back, and can also be damaging to healthy cells, as anyone who’s been through chemotherapy will tell you.

Enter CICD, which takes on some of the mechanisms of apoptosis but takes caspases out of the equation. When cells are killed off with CICD, the researchers found, they send a signal to the immune system that can then attack any remaining cancer cells.

It’s a cleaner and hopefully safer way of taking a tumour out of a body – though it’s worth emphasising that the treatment has only been tested on lab models so far.

“Especially under conditions of partial therapeutic response, as our experiments mimic, our data suggests that triggering tumour-specific CICD, rather than apoptosis, may be a more effective way to treat cancer,” says Tait.

The hypothesis is that a therapy wouldn’t have to kill off all the cancer cells itself, because the body’s own immune system would swoop in and finish the job (cancer tumours are usually notoriously good at hiding from the immune system).

While these experiments focused on colorectal cancer, the researchers say it could be adapted to tackle different types of cancers too. That’s one of the areas that will be investigated in future studies as scientists look to see if it could work in humans.

“This new research suggests there could be a better way to kill cancer cells which, as an added bonus, also activates the immune system,” says Justine Alford from Cancer Research UK, who wasn’t directly involved in the research.

“Now scientists need to investigate this idea further and, if further studies confirm it is effective, develop ways to trigger this particular route of cell death in humans.”

The research has been published in Nature Cell Biology.

#treatment #cancer

Scientists Have Found a Completely New Way to Attack And Kill Cancer Cells


Scientists have made a promising step forward in the ongoing fight against cancer, developing a new way to trigger cancer cell death that might eventually give us a new treatment option with better results than current methods.

Called Caspase-Independent Cell Death (CICD), it was able to completely eradicate tumours in colorectal cancer cells grown in the lab.

If the same effects can be reproduced in humans, then we could be looking at a treatment that can kill off cancers in a way that’s less harmful to the body and with a lower chance of the cancer coming back, according to the team from the University of Glasgow in the UK.

“In essence, this mechanism has the potential to dramatically improve the effectiveness of anti–cancer therapy and reduce unwanted toxicity,” says one of the researchers, Stephen Tait. “Taking into consideration our findings, we propose that engaging CICD as a means of anti-cancer therapy warrants further investigation.”

Conventional anti-cancer treatments work by apoptosis, a kind of programmed cell death where cells effectively get ordered to kill themselves off, via proteins called caspases.

It’s how chemotherapy works, for example, and it can work well – but there are caveats.

These therapies can miss some of their targets, which means cancer cells don’t get eliminated and the tumours have a better chance of coming back, and can also be damaging to healthy cells, as anyone who’s been through chemotherapy will tell you.

Enter CICD, which takes on some of the mechanisms of apoptosis but takes caspases out of the equation. When cells are killed off with CICD, the researchers found, they send a signal to the immune system that can then attack any remaining cancer cells.

It’s a cleaner and hopefully safer way of taking a tumour out of a body – though it’s worth emphasising that the treatment has only been tested on lab models so far.

“Especially under conditions of partial therapeutic response, as our experiments mimic, our data suggests that triggering tumour-specific CICD, rather than apoptosis, may be a more effective way to treat cancer,” says Tait.

The hypothesis is that a therapy wouldn’t have to kill off all the cancer cells itself, because the body’s own immune system would swoop in and finish the job (cancer tumours are usually notoriously good at hiding from the immune system).

While these experiments focused on colorectal cancer, the researchers say it could be adapted to tackle different types of cancers too. That’s one of the areas that will be investigated in future studies as scientists look to see if it could work in humans.

“This new research suggests there could be a better way to kill cancer cells which, as an added bonus, also activates the immune system,” says Justine Alford from Cancer Research UK, who wasn’t directly involved in the research.

“Now scientists need to investigate this idea further and, if further studies confirm it is effective, develop ways to trigger this particular route of cell death in humans.”

The research has been published in Nature Cell Biology.

#treatment #cancer
<h3>Revolutionary Lamp That Runs on Saltwater</h3>
Meet Aisa Mijeno, a Filipina architect and scientist who invented a revolutionary lamp that runs on a glass of saltwater instead of batteries. Her vision in creating the SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) lamp was to “light up the rest of the Philippines sustainably,” by finding an environment-friendly alternative light source suitable for people in coastal areas. She came up with the idea after spending time with the locals of the Butbut tribe in the Kalinga Province of Philippines, who had no access to electricity.

The lamp can apparently run for eight hours on just two tablespoons of salt and a glass of water. “It is made of tediously experimented and improved chemical compounds, catalysts, and metal alloys that when submerged in electrolytes will generate electricity,” Mijeno explained. The idea behind it is the chemical conversion of energy, but while it works on the scientific principle of the galvanic cell, it makes use of a harmless, non-toxic saline solution instead of hazardous electrolytes.

This saltwater lamp not only makes lighting available to remote areas, it’s also a lot cheaper than conventional kerosene or electric lamps, considerably safer since it does not have components and compounds that may spark fire, and, most importantly, it’s environment-friendly since it does not emit toxic gases and leaves a minimal carbon footprint.“This isn’t just a product,” Mijeno said. “It’s a social movement.”

Although the SALt lamp isn’t being mass produced yet, it has received global recognition. Mijeno has won several awards and competitions in Philippines, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea for the work that she put into the device. And The New York Times reported that she recently attended a discussion of climate change hosted by President Obama, where she spoke about the SALt lamp in detail. He called her venture a “splendid thought”, while referring to her as “the perfect example of young entrepreneurs coming up with leapfrog technology.”

For now, Mijeno’s immediate challenge lies in finding a way to manufacture the lamp so that it remains durable, economical, and easy to maintain. If it manages to work as promised, it can produce about 90 lumens of light at just $20, plus $3 to replace the anode every six months. That’s perfect for areas with no electricity grid, and safer than kerosene lamps. SALt also features a USB port that can be used to charge mobile phones or other electrical devices. If everything goes according to plan, Mijeno believes the product should be available on the market in 2016.

“The danger in (kerosene) lamps is it could cause fire accidents,” she said. “We want to provide a lighting option that is more cost-effective, more safe, more sustainable and environmentally friendly by way of a lantern that uses saline solution or ocean water as a catalyst to generate electricity.”

“Just imagine, if we’re able to power a whole island using ocean water. That’s what we’re trying to aim for.”

#innovation #power #light

Revolutionary Lamp That Runs on Saltwater


Meet Aisa Mijeno, a Filipina architect and scientist who invented a revolutionary lamp that runs on a glass of saltwater instead of batteries. Her vision in creating the SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) lamp was to “light up the rest of the Philippines sustainably,” by finding an environment-friendly alternative light source suitable for people in coastal areas. She came up with the idea after spending time with the locals of the Butbut tribe in the Kalinga Province of Philippines, who had no access to electricity.

The lamp can apparently run for eight hours on just two tablespoons of salt and a glass of water. “It is made of tediously experimented and improved chemical compounds, catalysts, and metal alloys that when submerged in electrolytes will generate electricity,” Mijeno explained. The idea behind it is the chemical conversion of energy, but while it works on the scientific principle of the galvanic cell, it makes use of a harmless, non-toxic saline solution instead of hazardous electrolytes.

This saltwater lamp not only makes lighting available to remote areas, it’s also a lot cheaper than conventional kerosene or electric lamps, considerably safer since it does not have components and compounds that may spark fire, and, most importantly, it’s environment-friendly since it does not emit toxic gases and leaves a minimal carbon footprint.“This isn’t just a product,” Mijeno said. “It’s a social movement.”

Although the SALt lamp isn’t being mass produced yet, it has received global recognition. Mijeno has won several awards and competitions in Philippines, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea for the work that she put into the device. And The New York Times reported that she recently attended a discussion of climate change hosted by President Obama, where she spoke about the SALt lamp in detail. He called her venture a “splendid thought”, while referring to her as “the perfect example of young entrepreneurs coming up with leapfrog technology.”

For now, Mijeno’s immediate challenge lies in finding a way to manufacture the lamp so that it remains durable, economical, and easy to maintain. If it manages to work as promised, it can produce about 90 lumens of light at just $20, plus $3 to replace the anode every six months. That’s perfect for areas with no electricity grid, and safer than kerosene lamps. SALt also features a USB port that can be used to charge mobile phones or other electrical devices. If everything goes according to plan, Mijeno believes the product should be available on the market in 2016.

“The danger in (kerosene) lamps is it could cause fire accidents,” she said. “We want to provide a lighting option that is more cost-effective, more safe, more sustainable and environmentally friendly by way of a lantern that uses saline solution or ocean water as a catalyst to generate electricity.”

“Just imagine, if we’re able to power a whole island using ocean water. That’s what we’re trying to aim for.”

#innovation #power #light
<h3>A Portable House</h3>
This Tiny, Portable House is Delivered to You and Ready for Assembly.

Inspired by overpopulation in different parts of the world, one company developed mini DIY homes that are both innovative and practical.

Clara da Cruz Almeida, a South African architect, collaborated with product design company ‘Dokter and Misses’ to create a portable, tiny home called the ‘POD-iDladla.’ The home is 24-square meters and is delivered to you, pre-assembled.

Little over the size of an average American bedroom, the home uses space efficiently. The house includes a bedroom for two, a task area, a bathroom with a shower and a toilet, a kitchen with a dining table and a sheltered outdoor deck.

Currently only available for shipping in South Africa, the price for the mini DIY home is currently under review.

#house #residence #livingspace #innovative

A Portable House


This Tiny, Portable House is Delivered to You and Ready for Assembly.

Inspired by overpopulation in different parts of the world, one company developed mini DIY homes that are both innovative and practical.

Clara da Cruz Almeida, a South African architect, collaborated with product design company ‘Dokter and Misses’ to create a portable, tiny home called the ‘POD-iDladla.’ The home is 24-square meters and is delivered to you, pre-assembled.

Little over the size of an average American bedroom, the home uses space efficiently. The house includes a bedroom for two, a task area, a bathroom with a shower and a toilet, a kitchen with a dining table and a sheltered outdoor deck.

Currently only available for shipping in South Africa, the price for the mini DIY home is currently under review.

#house #residence #livingspace #innovative
How to generate positive energy anywhere in the world with anyone.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1195021566284664832

#positive #hug #tip
How to generate positive energy anywhere in the world with anyone.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1195021566284664832

#positive #hug #tip
That is how Stubble burning problem can be solved. So can provide some relief to this annual pollution problem. 

This tractor mounted machine can make stubble/Parali compact & then easy to transport. Lets see how it goes in market. As forwarded.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1195210695421251587

#stubbleburning #tip
That is how Stubble burning problem can be solved. So can provide some relief to this annual pollution problem.

This tractor mounted machine can make stubble/Parali compact & then easy to transport. Lets see how it goes in market. As forwarded.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1195210695421251587

#stubbleburning #tip
<h3>A great illustration of trans-cultural diffusion - in this case, a Western party trick being used as an innovative fishing technology.</h3>

The egg is a traditional bait.

The Coke-mentos changes O2 concentration in the water.

Fish swims into fisherman’s hands.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1195094408338784256

#fishing #tip

A great illustration of trans-cultural diffusion - in this case, a Western party trick being used as an innovative fishing technology.



The egg is a traditional bait.

The Coke-mentos changes O2 concentration in the water.

Fish swims into fisherman’s hands.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1195094408338784256

#fishing #tip
<h3>5 juices to drink before you sleep to cut down stubborn belly fat</h3>

Losing weight, specifically stomach fat, can be such a discouraging process, especially when you have to deal with stubborn belly fat. Here are several bedtime drinks that will help burn stomach fat faster.

Feel free to adapt these drink recipes. They’re a delicious way to kick your body into gear, even while you’re snoozing. Here are the drinks that make you feel lighter and you will lose your fat during snoozing too:

https://www.orissapost.com/5-juices-to-drink-before-you-sleep-to-cut-down-stubborn-belly-fat/

#health #fat #belly #juice

5 juices to drink before you sleep to cut down stubborn belly fat



Losing weight, specifically stomach fat, can be such a discouraging process, especially when you have to deal with stubborn belly fat. Here are several bedtime drinks that will help burn stomach fat faster.

Feel free to adapt these drink recipes. They’re a delicious way to kick your body into gear, even while you’re snoozing. Here are the drinks that make you feel lighter and you will lose your fat during snoozing too:

https://www.orissapost.com/5-juices-to-drink-before-you-sleep-to-cut-down-stubborn-belly-fat/

#health #fat #belly #juice
<h3>5 reasons you should jump rope every day</h3>
What is the first thought that comes to your mind when somebody says exercise or workout? Gym, right? This is not something uncommon. For most of the people getting leaner and fitter means shedding sweat in the gym and running miles on the treadmill. But if truly you want to stay fit and active then it is not necessary at all to go to the gym or get enrolled in any fitness classes. All you need is a jumping rope, some open space, and little motivation.

Heavy and complicated pieces of equipment cannot always guarantee you a fit body, this can even be achieved simply by jumping rope at the comfort of your home. Jumping rope to stay fit is not something new, even the best athletes on earth do this because it

5 reasons you should jump rope every day


What is the first thought that comes to your mind when somebody says exercise or workout? Gym, right? This is not something uncommon. For most of the people getting leaner and fitter means shedding sweat in the gym and running miles on the treadmill. But if truly you want to stay fit and active then it is not necessary at all to go to the gym or get enrolled in any fitness classes. All you need is a jumping rope, some open space, and little motivation.

Heavy and complicated pieces of equipment cannot always guarantee you a fit body, this can even be achieved simply by jumping rope at the comfort of your home. Jumping rope to stay fit is not something new, even the best athletes on earth do this because it's an incredible way to exercise.

Here are five reasons why you should jump rope every day.

http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/61572/20191025/5-weird-health-hacks-to-try-at-home.htm

#health #body #fitness
<h3>Russian Scientists Come Up With Way to Save Humanity From Lack of Clean Water</h3>

https://sputniknews.com/science/201911061077236684-russian-scientists-come-up-with-way-to-save-humanity-from-lack-of-clean-water/

#environment #clean #water #Russia

Russian Scientists Come Up With Way to Save Humanity From Lack of Clean Water



https://sputniknews.com/science/201911061077236684-russian-scientists-come-up-with-way-to-save-humanity-from-lack-of-clean-water/

#environment #clean #water #Russia
<h3>Hover Man</h3>
Hover Pack now being tried out in KSA. Finally People can fly.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1191818362541752320

#technology #flight #ksa

Hover Man


Hover Pack now being tried out in KSA. Finally People can fly.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1191818362541752320

#technology #flight #ksa
<h3>Scientists Create “Artificial Leaf” That Sucks in Carbon Dioxide and Makes Fuel</h3>
The new technology is inexpensive and scientists say it mimics the way in which plants use photosynthesis.

https://themindunleashed.com/2019/11/artificial-leaf-sucks-carbon-dioxide-makes-fuel.html

#environment #co2

Scientists Create “Artificial Leaf” That Sucks in Carbon Dioxide and Makes Fuel


The new technology is inexpensive and scientists say it mimics the way in which plants use photosynthesis.

https://themindunleashed.com/2019/11/artificial-leaf-sucks-carbon-dioxide-makes-fuel.html

#environment #co2

<h3>5 Weird Health Hacks to Try at Home</h3>
Sometimes, you just don1. Smell an Orange Sounds weird, we know, but just like the pulp inside, the skin of an orange is good for you, too. While you may not be ready to try eating it yet, there is something else you can do for your health - smell it. Orange peel contains essential oils that can help naturally boost your alertness and mood. It may even help reduce anxiety. If you've been fixing to head to the doctor to help regulate your mood, try smelling an orange instead. 2. Mindful Eating You're on the go all the time, which means you eat your meals in a rush. However, you've noticed that this is having a negative effect on your hunger levels and your waistline. If you've been planning on talking to your doctor about diet and nutrition, instead try eating mindfully. This means sitting down when you eat and removing all distractions - like your phone. When you're conscious of how and what you're eating, you're also aware of how hungry you are and less likely to eat too much. 3. Try Home Test Kit If your social life has been on fire lately and you've had a few sleepovers, you may be thinking that it's time your sexual health had a checkup. Again, though, you're super busy, and you don't want to wait a whole week until you can get out and enjoy yourself again. Why not try at-home test kit? They're discreet to order and easy to use. Once you've taken the test, you mail it to the lab where you can get same-day results. No appointment necessary, so no drama. 4. Get Stretching You may think that stretching is just for old people who struggle to get out of bed in the morning. However, you don't need to be retired to benefit from a good stretch. Starting your day with a few minutes of stretching can make all the difference. It can help to get the oxygen flowing and set you up for a day of success. 5. Go Herbal If you're a die-hard coffee fan, the thought of drinking tea, especially herbal tea, might make you want to gag. However, if you're also willing to turn your life around and eliminate the need for a doctor completely, you may want to give it a go. The best part is, there's plenty to choose from. If you want something that's still caffeinated, try green tea. If you want to feel relaxed and chilled out, go for chamomile. Some of these health hacks are weirder than others. Either way, they're all simple, easy trick that you can easily implement at home, so you can continue to put off that doctor's appointment. #health #tips ' />

5 Weird Health Hacks to Try at Home


Sometimes, you just don't have the time for a visit to the doctor.

Work is keeping you up at night, and your social life only just fits into the weekend. You know that there are a few reasons to visit the doctor that has been piling up, but you just keep putting it off.

Let's take a look at five weird health hacks that you can try at home instead.

1. Smell an Orange

Sounds weird, we know, but just like the pulp inside, the skin of an orange is good for you, too. While you may not be ready to try eating it yet, there is something else you can do for your health - smell it.

Orange peel contains essential oils that can help naturally boost your alertness and mood. It may even help reduce anxiety. If you've been fixing to head to the doctor to help regulate your mood, try smelling an orange instead.

2. Mindful Eating

You're on the go all the time, which means you eat your meals in a rush. However, you've noticed that this is having a negative effect on your hunger levels and your waistline.

If you've been planning on talking to your doctor about diet and nutrition, instead try eating mindfully. This means sitting down when you eat and removing all distractions - like your phone. When you're conscious of how and what you're eating, you're also aware of how hungry you are and less likely to eat too much.

3. Try Home Test Kit

If your social life has been on fire lately and you've had a few sleepovers, you may be thinking that it's time your sexual health had a checkup. Again, though, you're super busy, and you don't want to wait a whole week until you can get out and enjoy yourself again.

Why not try at-home test kit? They're discreet to order and easy to use. Once you've taken the test, you mail it to the lab where you can get same-day results. No appointment necessary, so no drama.

4. Get Stretching

You may think that stretching is just for old people who struggle to get out of bed in the morning. However, you don't need to be retired to benefit from a good stretch.

Starting your day with a few minutes of stretching can make all the difference. It can help to get the oxygen flowing and set you up for a day of success.

5. Go Herbal

If you're a die-hard coffee fan, the thought of drinking tea, especially herbal tea, might make you want to gag. However, if you're also willing to turn your life around and eliminate the need for a doctor completely, you may want to give it a go.

The best part is, there's plenty to choose from. If you want something that's still caffeinated, try green tea. If you want to feel relaxed and chilled out, go for chamomile.

Some of these health hacks are weirder than others. Either way, they're all simple, easy trick that you can easily implement at home, so you can continue to put off that doctor's appointment.

#health #tips
<h3>How to Get More Restful Sleep</h3>
Fatigue is a serious problem in the United States. It can impact your quality of life, your work, and your relationships. It can also be a larger problem for society because fatigue and extreme drowsiness can lead to lost productivity and an increase of accidents and injuries everywhere from the workplace to the roadways. 

For example, sleep deprivation symptoms are very similar to being under the influence of alcohol. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowsy driving caused 72,000 automobile crashes in the U.S. in 2013 and 44,000 injuries. It also led to 800 deaths. 

On a personal level, not getting enough sleep can be bad for your physical and mental health. For example, not getting enough sleep or getting poor quality sleep can increase the risk of medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. 

If you spend several nights in a row without sleep, it can cause brain fog and problems with concentration and decision-making. It can make it more likely that your health will suffer in serious ways. 

While many people understand the risks of not getting enough sleep, it can be a challenge to get more sleep and ensure that itCut Out the Stimulants You may not realize it, but even a morning cup of coffee can impact your sleep quality many hours later. Caffeine's effects can last for up to 24 hours, and the closer to bedtime you're consuming caffeine, the more likely it is to affect your sleep quality. Caffeine can make it hard to fall asleep and also stay asleep. You may need to consider stimulants you're consuming outside of coffee as well, such as certain medications and sodas. If you have sleep issues, cutting out stimulants and caffeine is a good place to start to address the issue. Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule One of the best things you can do for your sleep and overall health is to try and keep a consistent schedule. This means that you try to go to sleep at a set time every night, even on the weekends, and you get up at the same time every day. If you can get to a point where you can wake up without an alarm clock, even better. You want to normalize your internal clock, and it may take some time and experimentation to find what works for you. Don't sleep in even on the weekends or days when you have the opportunity. It's better to wake up at the same time even on weekends but then take a short nap later in the day. You want your body to get into a natural sleep-wake rhythm, but everyone's rhythm won't look the same, which is why you have to find what works for you. If you find that it works well for you to take naps to keep your sleep schedule, try to limit them to no longer than 15 to 20 minutes, and they should be in the early afternoon and not too close to your bedtime. If you finish dinner and you feel like you're getting sleepy before it's your bedtime, try and get up and moving and stimulate yourself a bit so that you don't go to sleep too early. Get More Light During the Day Your body's natural circadian rhythm controls your hormones, your brain, and your body. It helps all of these components know when it's time to go to sleep. If you get natural light or bright light exposure during the day, it can help you maintain a healthy circadian rhythm. Research has shown that when people struggle with insomnia, exposure to bright light during the day improved their sleep quality and their duration of sleep. It can also reduce how long it takes you to fall asleep. If you're not able to get sunlight exposure, you can invest in an artificial sun lamp to help you. While the daytime is when you should try and get bright light exposure, as it gets closer to bedtime, you'll want to limit this and in particular, exposure to blue light. Nighttime light exposure can throw off your circadian rhythm, and electronic devices, including smartphones, emit blue light. Blue light exposure can be especially detrimental to your sleep quality because your body thinks it's daytime when it's exposed to this kind of light. There are different approaches you can take to reduce your blue light exposure. One is simply to stop using devices or watching TV around two hours before you head to bed. You can also wear glasses specifically designed to block blue light. There are even apps that will block blue light on your laptop or mobile devices. Take Melatonin Many people who struggle with sleep issues don't like to take medications and in particular, prescription drugs because they worry about the side effects. Melatonin is a natural supplement that can help you address your sleep issues. Melatonin is a hormone our bodies naturally produce that tells us when it's time to go to bed, but you can buy it as a supplement as well. Studies have shown taking two milligrams of melatonin before bed can improve not only your quality of sleep but boost your energy levels the next day as well. Other supplements people sometimes use to help them with sleep include: Valerian root Lavender L-theanine Magnesium Stop Drinking Alcohol Finally, we often think of alcohol as something that can help us sleep, but that only tells part of the story. Yes, a drink in the evening may temporarily relax you, but ultimately, it can be detrimental to your hormones and your sleep quality. Consuming alcohol can cause disrupted sleep patterns, and it affects your natural melatonin production. While you may fall asleep more quickly when you drink, you're not going to get that deep, restful sleep that your body needs. Source: http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/61566/20191018/how-to-get-more-restful-sleep.htm #health #sleep #tips ' />

How to Get More Restful Sleep


Fatigue is a serious problem in the United States. It can impact your quality of life, your work, and your relationships. It can also be a larger problem for society because fatigue and extreme drowsiness can lead to lost productivity and an increase of accidents and injuries everywhere from the workplace to the roadways.

For example, sleep deprivation symptoms are very similar to being under the influence of alcohol. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowsy driving caused 72,000 automobile crashes in the U.S. in 2013 and 44,000 injuries. It also led to 800 deaths.

On a personal level, not getting enough sleep can be bad for your physical and mental health. For example, not getting enough sleep or getting poor quality sleep can increase the risk of medical conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.

If you spend several nights in a row without sleep, it can cause brain fog and problems with concentration and decision-making. It can make it more likely that your health will suffer in serious ways.

While many people understand the risks of not getting enough sleep, it can be a challenge to get more sleep and ensure that it's high-quality.

The following are ways to improve sleep quantity and quality if this is something you struggle with:

Cut Out the Stimulants

You may not realize it, but even a morning cup of coffee can impact your sleep quality many hours later. Caffeine's effects can last for up to 24 hours, and the closer to bedtime you're consuming caffeine, the more likely it is to affect your sleep quality.

Caffeine can make it hard to fall asleep and also stay asleep.

You may need to consider stimulants you're consuming outside of coffee as well, such as certain medications and sodas.

If you have sleep issues, cutting out stimulants and caffeine is a good place to start to address the issue.

Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule

One of the best things you can do for your sleep and overall health is to try and keep a consistent schedule.

This means that you try to go to sleep at a set time every night, even on the weekends, and you get up at the same time every day. If you can get to a point where you can wake up without an alarm clock, even better.

You want to normalize your internal clock, and it may take some time and experimentation to find what works for you.

Don't sleep in even on the weekends or days when you have the opportunity.

It's better to wake up at the same time even on weekends but then take a short nap later in the day.

You want your body to get into a natural sleep-wake rhythm, but everyone's rhythm won't look the same, which is why you have to find what works for you.

If you find that it works well for you to take naps to keep your sleep schedule, try to limit them to no longer than 15 to 20 minutes, and they should be in the early afternoon and not too close to your bedtime.

If you finish dinner and you feel like you're getting sleepy before it's your bedtime, try and get up and moving and stimulate yourself a bit so that you don't go to sleep too early.

Get More Light During the Day

Your body's natural circadian rhythm controls your hormones, your brain, and your body. It helps all of these components know when it's time to go to sleep.

If you get natural light or bright light exposure during the day, it can help you maintain a healthy circadian rhythm.

Research has shown that when people struggle with insomnia, exposure to bright light during the day improved their sleep quality and their duration of sleep. It can also reduce how long it takes you to fall asleep.

If you're not able to get sunlight exposure, you can invest in an artificial sun lamp to help you.

While the daytime is when you should try and get bright light exposure, as it gets closer to bedtime, you'll want to limit this and in particular, exposure to blue light.

Nighttime light exposure can throw off your circadian rhythm, and electronic devices, including smartphones, emit blue light. Blue light exposure can be especially detrimental to your sleep quality because your body thinks it's daytime when it's exposed to this kind of light.

There are different approaches you can take to reduce your blue light exposure. One is simply to stop using devices or watching TV around two hours before you head to bed. You can also wear glasses specifically designed to block blue light. There are even apps that will block blue light on your laptop or mobile devices.

Take Melatonin

Many people who struggle with sleep issues don't like to take medications and in particular, prescription drugs because they worry about the side effects.

Melatonin is a natural supplement that can help you address your sleep issues.

Melatonin is a hormone our bodies naturally produce that tells us when it's time to go to bed, but you can buy it as a supplement as well.

Studies have shown taking two milligrams of melatonin before bed can improve not only your quality of sleep but boost your energy levels the next day as well.

Other supplements people sometimes use to help them with sleep include:

Valerian root

Lavender

L-theanine

Magnesium

Stop Drinking Alcohol

Finally, we often think of alcohol as something that can help us sleep, but that only tells part of the story. Yes, a drink in the evening may temporarily relax you, but ultimately, it can be detrimental to your hormones and your sleep quality.

Consuming alcohol can cause disrupted sleep patterns, and it affects your natural melatonin production.

While you may fall asleep more quickly when you drink, you're not going to get that deep, restful sleep that your body needs.

Source: http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/61566/20191018/how-to-get-more-restful-sleep.htm

#health #sleep #tips

<h3>Potential Breakthrough as Scientists Create New Virus That Kills EVERY Type of Cancer</h3>
It could save billions of dollars on costs for governments and construction companies around the world.

https://themindunleashed.com/2019/11/new-virus-kill-cancer.html

#health #cancer #Russia #cure

Potential Breakthrough as Scientists Create New Virus That Kills EVERY Type of Cancer


It could save billions of dollars on costs for governments and construction companies around the world.

https://themindunleashed.com/2019/11/new-virus-kill-cancer.html

#health #cancer #Russia #cure
<h3>Mexican Student Invents Rubber Road Pavement That Self-Repairs When Exposed to Rainwater</h3>
It could save billions of dollars on costs for governments and construction companies around the world.

https://themindunleashed.com/2019/11/student-invents-rubber-road-self-repairs-exposed-rainwater.html

#environment #transportation #mexico

Mexican Student Invents Rubber Road Pavement That Self-Repairs When Exposed to Rainwater


It could save billions of dollars on costs for governments and construction companies around the world.

https://themindunleashed.com/2019/11/student-invents-rubber-road-self-repairs-exposed-rainwater.html

#environment #transportation #mexico
<h3>IIT-Madras launches India https://twitter.com/i/status/1193794603662471168 #medical #technology #wheelchair #India' />

IIT-Madras launches India's first *_Standing Wheelchair_*. Technology that brings a revolutionary life change for the Physically challenged.



https://twitter.com/i/status/1193794603662471168

#medical #technology #wheelchair #India