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EATING AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY

IS IT TRUE THAT EATING AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY?

There is an old proverb that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and researchers say we can benefit from the wisdom of our predecessors. Apart from the fact that this saying rhymes making it easy to recall, is it really true? Can an apple daily help us keep our bodies healthy? This saying was first printed in 1866 and it is quoted until now, which means there is at least some truth about it. To discuss if this proverb is right or not, we have to consider the apple’s components and how they can affect our health. Pectin: It is a soluble fiber that can lower glucose levels and blood pressure as well as the bad cholesterol in …

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OLIVE OIL - INSIGHT INTO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL

OLIVE OIL – INSIGHT INTO THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL

Olive oil is a major component of the Mediterranean diet, and it is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, due to which populations of that region have lower risk of heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure compared with North Europeans and North Americas. Today, olive oil is used worldwide, though it originates in the Mediterranean countries. It is used in cooking, soaps, medicine and cosmetics, and in old days it was used as a fuel for traditional lams. The highest intake per person is in Greece followed by Spaniards and Italians. Olive oil is associated with a longer life expectancy and a low death rate from cardiovascular diseases. A study revealed that people consuming olive oil regularly are much less …

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IMPORTANT SIGNS OF TRULY CONFIDENT PEOPLE

IMPORTANT SIGNS OF TRULY CONFIDENT PEOPLE

It is easy to find cocky people but a lot harder to spot the truly confident. Most people are situationally confident; sometimes very confident and other times not at all. In a world of faking, it is difficult to tell if someone is truly confident in his self, plans and ideas, and just as important if his confidence is justified. First, you need to know that confidence is not swagger or bravado or a bold self- belief directed at others. Actually, confidence is quiet; it is a natural expression of self- regard, expertise and ability. Truly confident people share a number of qualities including: – They are not afraid to be proved wrong; finding out what is right is more …

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HOW TO MANAGE TOO LITTLE SALIVA OR DRY MOUTH

HOW TO MANAGE TOO LITTLE SALIVA OR DRY MOUTH

Many who use parenteral and enteral nutrition (HPEN) complain of xerostomia or dry mouth. Dry mouth seems to be an indirect result of (HPEN), and although dry mouth is not a very serious problem related to (HPEN), it can really diminish the quality of life especially with its consequences that may negatively affect both systemic and oral health. Before talking about the useful strategies to alleviate the symptoms of dry mouth, we need to know what saliva is and what its functions are. Saliva is 99% water, but it has other important components including the enzymes that start digesting starch and fat before swallowing the food; opiorphin which is a natural painkiller and mucin proteins that help lubricate oral soft …

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TIPS TO REGROW LOST HAIR NATURALLY

IMPORTANT TIPS TO REGROW LOST HAIR NATURALLY

Hair loss is a common problem between men and women; many try treating it chemically and even with surgery but seeking to regrow lost hair naturally can give much better and safer results. Daily massage of your scalp promotes good circulation for hair follicles, establishing the right environment to regrow hair. To make the massage correctly, use your fingertips and gently massage the scalp in a circular motion. Take your time to massage all parts of your scalp in order to stimulate blood flow in preparation for the new hair to grow. Make it a habit and you can get a professional in head massage to learn the best way. Oil massage helps aid circulation much more than a standard …

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INSIGHT INTO THE CAUSES OF AUTISM

INSIGHT INTO THE CAUSES OF AUTISM, PART III

Children with ASD who received early intervention have better communications skills and brain function compared to children without early intervention. Researchers reported that children with autism respond well to treatment if it is early on. They pointed out that genetic mutations are responsible for the cognitive and behavioral problems found in autism sufferers. A large number of children with severe intellectual and behavioral problems are believed to carry mutations in some neurodevelopmental genes. Researchers discovered a causative link between synapse mutation and life- long cognitive malfunctions found in people with neurodevelopmental disorder. There are few genes that can affect cognitive abilities if get altered, and SynGAP1 is one of these genes. Every time a mutation disrupts the function of this …

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INSIGHT INTO THE CAUSES OF AUTISM

INSIGHT INTO THE CAUSES OF AUTISM

Experts define autism as a complex developmental disability that appears during the first three years of one’s life. Autism is a result of a neurological disorder that affects normal brain function and consequently affecting the development of social interaction skills. Researchers discovered that people with autism share genetic traits with ADHD persons and those with clinical depression or schizophrenia. A person with autism prefers to stick to a set of behaviors and resists any changes to his daily activities. However, if the person knows about the change in advance, his resistance is much lower or gone completely. The person with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) interacts with others differently. If the symptoms are less severe, the person with autism may seem …

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EMOTIONAL EATING & HOW TO QUIT IT

INSIGHT INTO EMOTIONAL EATING & HOW TO QUIT IT

Actually, we do not always eat because we are hungry; we also resort to food for stress relief and comfort, but unluckily emotional eating does not solve emotional problems. Usually, it makes you feel worse, as you feel guilty for overeating while the original emotional issue remains. To recognize emotional eating triggers is the first step to liberation from compulsive overeating and food cravings. If you dive into a pint of ice cream when you are depressed or if you make room for desert even though you are already full, then you are experiencing emotional eating. Using food from time to time for celebration or as a reward is not necessarily a bad thing. However, when you think of eating …

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FOODS TO DETOX YOUR BODY

INSIGHT INTO FOODS TO DETOX YOUR BODY

Cleansing your body means detoxifying it, which is a way to rejuvenate and recharge. It is beneficial to everyone enabling the body to jump- start for a more active life. This process is like a “housekeeping” ritual that needs no mop or vacuum. It means drinking a lot of juice and little else that pushes everything out of your system, as they say you are cleaning out all the pipes and tubes. Actually, fasting is a spiritual tradition that existed for a long time; there is some type of fasting ritual in almost every religion – Muslims, Buddhists and Hindus fast. In several ancient cultures, fasting was used to help people lighten up and to lose the extra fat after …

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tips to deal with depression

Important self- help tips to deal with depression

Depression drains hope and energy, making it difficult to do your daily duties and sometimes even to get up of your bed. Though overcoming depression is not easy or quick, it is completely possible. You start with aiming to feel better and build from there by making positive choices every day. When you are depressed, just thinking about things you should do can be exhausting, but you can focus on one thing at a time, and remember that even the small steps can get you there. Depression may prevent you from getting help, but loneliness and isolation make depression worse, so you need to maintain social relationships and outdoor activities. Most of the time, depressed people feel too exhausted to …

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WAY THE GIRL YOU DATED IS DIFFERENT FROM THE WOMAN YOU MARRIED

IN WHAT WAY THE GIRL YOU DATED IS DIFFERENT FROM THE WOMAN YOU MARRIED

If you go through dating and marriage journey, you will realize the girl you dated is different from the woman you married. This does not mean she would become totally a new person; it means her priorities and perspective about marriage will change, hopefully for the better. Either way, the girl you dated will not be the same as the woman you married. – The girl you date wants you all for herself; she does not want to meet your friends or family. The woman you marry knows without your family and friends you would not the person you are today, and so she is keen to meet them. – The girl you date is overly worried about her eyelashes …

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HOW YOU BECOME UNATTRACTIVE WITHOUT BEING AWARE

HOW YOU BECOME UNATTRACTIVE WITHOUT BEING AWARE OF IT

Naturally, we all strive to be a great person, compassionate and caring, but that is not always the case for some people. There are some bad habits or behaviors that make people seem annoying and unattractive. We will tackle here some of these characteristics, and if you realize you have any of them, quit and once you do you will find your circle of friends grows. – Self- absorbed, which means you focus only on yourself and you do not care what other people around you want to say. No one wants to be a friend with someone like that, so if you are self- absorbed, it is time to change. – To focus on outer beauty ignoring what is …

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HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR CHILD'S BEDTIME FEARS

HOW TO OVERCOME YOUR CHILD’S BEDTIME FEARS

Almost all young children have fears of the dark and experience nighttime fears, and if this prevents your child from sleeping through the night, you can follow the next tips to help reduce your child’s bedtime fears so that he or she can sleep better. First, you need to understand your child’s fears, try to know what makes your kid feel scared at bedtime, and remember that young children find difficulty to tell the difference between what is imaginary and what is real, and never make fun of his/ her fears no matter how silly they seem. Once you understand your child’s fears, it is important not to support those fears by acting like you believe in the imagined monsters …

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HOW TO MANAGE YOUR SUGAR ADDICTION

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR SUGAR ADDICTION

Some people cannot stop eating sugar once they start and they are plagued with ongoing food cravings, particularly sweets. There are some steps to overcome sugar addiction provided by someone who was once sugar addict and bulimic. It is important to add self- care to your life before eliminating sugar; fill your life with something positive like self- love instead of something negative and hurtful. Care for yourself in order to feel capable and strong and start trying some good habits; try reading a novel instead of baking and go for a walk instead of eating ice- cream. Eat protein with every snack or meal at regular intervals to keep your blood sugar stable. Eat enough and regularly to feel …

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HOW TO MANAGE YOUR LONELINESS

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR LONELINESS

People feel lonely for many reasons such as intentional isolation or social awkwardness; some would feel lonely even if they are surrounded by people because they cannot connect with them. Every person experiences loneliness at some point; and dealing with it takes several forms including connecting with your family, learning to appreciate your time alone and meeting new people. First, you need to find out the reasons for your feeling lonely in order to make the necessary changes. For example, if you assume you feel lonely for not having enough friends, then you can make new friends. Start journaling to help yourself understand better your loneliness and to blow off steam; devoting few minutes to write down your thoughts and …

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HOW TO MANAGE STRESS

HOW TO MANAGE STRESS, PART II

You cannot avoid all stress situations because some of them need to be addressed, however you can alter these situations, and this involves changing the way you operate in your everyday life. First, you need to express your feelings; if someone or something is bothering you, reveal your concerns in a respectful and open way because if you do not, stress will build and the situation will remain the same. Accept compromise; when you want someone to change his or her behavior, you also should be willing to bend a little so that both of you can find a middle ground. You need to be more assertive; deal with your problems and do not take the backseat in your own …

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How to manage stress and cope with it

How to manage stress and cope with it?

Your family and career responsibilities are always demanding, and there can never be more hours in the day. But realizing that you are in control is the key to stress management; it is all about taking charge of your emotions and thoughts. Identifying the true sources of stress is very important in stress management, and it is not easy as it sounds, for example you may think your work deadline is your main concern while it can be your procrastination that leads to your stress rather than the actual work demands. Your stress will remain outside your control unless you accept responsibility for the role you play in creating it. Many people unfortunately cope with stress in ways compounding the …

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HOW TO MANAGE ANGER BEFORE IT MANAGES YOU

HOW TO MANAGE ANGER BEFORE IT MANAGES YOU, PART II

Experiencing an overwhelming anger could damage your physical and mental health not to mention your relationship with others, so it is important to calm yourself down for your own good and for the sake of people around you. One of the techniques to control anger in the moment is to take a break; stop what you are doing and get away from whatever upsetting you to make it easier for yourself to cool down. You do not have to respond to the situation promptly; when you get angry remember to step outside and go to another room to give yourself a chance to calm down. Try positive self- talk to change the way you think from negative to positive, for …

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HOW TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE USING NATURAL WAYS

HOW TO LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE USING NATURAL WAYS ?

High blood pressure enhances the risks of stroke, kidney failure, heart attack and cognitive decline. Many people have high blood pressure and they are not aware of it, so it would be safer to check every now and then. Medication can lower blood pressure, but it causes side effects like dizziness, insomnia and leg cramps. Luckily, high blood pressure can be brought down naturally with no need for medication. One of the strategies to do the trick is to go for a walk at a brisk pace; exercise helps the heart pump blood without working as hard. Vigorous cardio workout most days of the week for at least 30 minutes will help significantly. Meditative practices like tai chi and yoga …

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How to keep yourself and your kids healthy during flu season

How to keep yourself and your kids healthy during flu season ?

All parents dread their children getting sick- having a child not sleeping well, not eating well and missing school. It could be worse and the cold develops into something requiring medical attention. Before talking about what a sleep- deprived, overworked parent can do, we need to some facts to help you keep your kid safe during cold and flu season. First, cold and flue are caused by viruses, which are type of germs infecting our body cells and making us ill. Several colds are caused by rhinoviruses that infect the nose causing runny noses. There is also stomach flu caused by enteroviruses that infect the gastrointestinal tract causing vomiting, nausea and diarrhea, and there is the actual flu caused by …

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