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I watched this TED Talk and thought to myself, this is true in various countries and societies.
Soraya Chemaly talks about The power of women’s anger and how many women are told they need to sustain from expressing it because it’s not lady like.
Watch this video and tell me what you think. https://go.ted.com/CALm
We have all heard this before, cell phone radiations can cause cancer, but like every other health warning people take it for granted and continue along their day. Scientific facts confirm this statement. Research since 2011 has been compiled showing that Cellphone Radiation is linked to Heart and Brain Tumors, and much more.
The primary hazard of cellphone radiation is not brain cancer but rather systemic cellular and mitochondrial damage, which threatens health in general and can contribute to any number of health problems and chronic diseases.
It’s really quite sad, I mean people literally spend 24/7 with their phones nowadays, simply walking to the washroom seems to require someone to bring their phone, as it *would be a shame if they had ‘nothing’ to do while in the washroom*. You may laugh at this but its the truth. What about going to bed, people always have their phone beside them, if not underneath them, their pillow. Talk about head radiation…
In fact, the primary hazard of cellphone radiation is not brain cancer per se but rather systemic cellular and mitochondrial damage, which is harmful to health in general and can contribute to any number of health problems and chronic diseases. An estimated 80,000 U.S. men, women and children are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year. Meanwhile, 787,000 people die each year from heart disease. The relative rarity of brain cancer may lead you to believe that your cellphone is safe. Radiation from your cellphone weakens your blood-brain barrier, allowing toxins in your blood to enter your brain, and into the cells of your entire body.
In fact, studies have shown that ElectroMagnetic Fields (EMFs) are more likely to cause Neurological Dysfunction, Heart Problems and Infertility more so than Brain Cancer. In fact, consequences of chronic EMF exposure to the brain causes anxiety, depression, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurological diseases. It is also linked to a decreased sperm motility and a reduction in sperm viability in men.
Experiments done with rats found that male rats exposed to high levels of radiation are more likely to develop heart tumors, while female rats and newborns exposed during pregnancy and lactation were more likely to develop low body weight. DNA damage and heart tissue damage was also found in both male and female rats. These findings were not in mice.
Here are some tips to Optimize your health:
|Connect your desktop computer to the internet via a wired Ethernet connection and be sure to put your desktop in airplane mode. Also avoid wireless keyboards, trackballs, mice, game systems, printers and portable house phones. Opt for the wired versions.|
|If you must use Wi-Fi, shut it off when not in use, especially at night when you are sleeping. Ideally, work toward hardwiring your house so you can eliminate Wi-Fi altogether. If you have a notebook without any Ethernet ports, a USB Ethernet adapter will allow you to connect to the internet with a wired connection.|
|Shut off the electricity to your bedroom at night. This typically works to reduce electrical fields from the wires in your wall unless there is an adjoining room next to your bedroom. If that is the case you will need to use a meter to determine if you also need to turn off power in the adjacent room.|
|Use a battery-powered alarm clock, ideally one without any light. I use a talking clock for the visually impaired.|
|If you still use a microwave oven, consider replacing it with a steam convection oven, which will heat your food as quickly and far more safely.|
|Avoid using “smart” appliances and thermostats that depend on wireless signaling. This would include all new “smart” TVs. They are called smart because they emit a Wi-Fi signal, and unlike your computer, you cannot shut the Wi-Fi signal off. Consider using a large computer monitor as your TV instead, as they don’t emit Wi-Fi.|
|Refuse smart meters as long as you can, or add a shield to an existing smart meter, some of which have been shown to reduce radiation by 98 to 99 percent.45|
|Consider moving your baby’s bed into your room instead of using a wireless baby monitor. Alternatively, use a hard-wired monitor.|
|Replace CFL bulbs with incandescent bulbs. Ideally remove all fluorescent lights from your house. Not only do they emit unhealthy light, but more importantly, they will actually transfer current to your body just being close to the bulbs.|
|Avoid carrying your cellphone on your body unless in airplane mode and never sleep with it in your bedroom unless it is in airplane mode. Even in airplane mode it can emit signals, which is why I put my phone in a Faraday bag.|
|When using your cellphone, use the speaker phone and hold the phone at least 3 feet away from you. Seek to radically decrease your time on the cellphone. I typically use my cellphone less than 30 minutes a month, and mostly when traveling. Instead, use VoIP software phones that you can use while connected to the internet via a wired connection.|
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Why is it so hard to achieve a HEALTHY BALANCED DIET?
Sadly, companies have a lot to do with this… The labelling, the word choice, the false advertisement. We live in a world full of deceit and lies.
It is what is, almost everything nowadays is processed food and finding healthy whole organic food is close to none as even when some foods are claimed to be healthy, they are actually not.
Health Canada proposed new regulations that would require companies to add warning labels to all packaged foods that are high in saturated fat, sugar or sodium. According to Global News
Here are Some acclaimed myths to be wary of:
- Artificial Sweeteners have no Sugar and therefore good for weight loss: That is so deceitful it hurts. Artificial Sweetener should never be used as a “healthier” option. In fact sweetener is worse for your weight and it is in fact proven to be linked to weight gain, diabetes and high blood pressure. The Aspartame inside it, in the contrary, makes our bodies CRAVE more Sweets and diminish our body’s ability to LOSE the food that we ate.
- Milk is often considered the best source of Calcium: Growing up we have all been told that milk strengthens our bones and keeps us strong. That is not completely factual. The truth is, you get better calcium in eating dark leafy greens, almonds or salmon.
- Saturated Fat is BAD for you: I have personally questioned myself on this one few times, and unlike the common beliefs, however Saturated fats are found in almost everything, including good foods (avocado, coconut), and more processed foods. Saturated fats can be good, it is the TRANS FAT that you must avoid, as they increase bad cholesterol and reduce the good cholesterol. Saturated fat in fact is needed for brain health and building cell membrane.
- Eggs have been viewed to increase cardiovascular disease: That is absolutely untrue, as they are very healthy for you and provide you will a great amount of protein and vitamin D, including the yolk which offers healthy cholesterol.
- All fats lead to weight gain: while over consuming fat can definitely lead you to gain weight, not all fat is bad for you. In fact, a healthy diet includes healthy fats, such as olive oil, nut, avocado, and more as these actually help you lose weight through a balanced diet with fats that keep you full for a longer time while providing our body with good nutrients.
- Salt should completely be avoided: I am one to avoid Salt, but fact is, avoiding salt has been linked to health issues such as headaches, fatigue, nausea, and low blood sugar. In fact, Bednarski suggests that instead of avoiding salt, may be better eating less processed salt that has been bleached, and trying pink Himalayan salt instead. It provides 84 trace minerals to the body.
- Juice with NO ADDED SUGAR is healthy: Marketing and labelling is commonly false and this leads to confusion for people. Truth is, a cup of orange juice is practically the same as having a cup of Pepsi. Opt for eating the fruit instead.
When you turn fruit into juice, you are losing the insoluble fibre, which is an essential nutrient and helps delay absorption of the sugar. Take the fibre away and you’re just drinking sugar and calories. There’s some vitamin C, but you would be better off taking a vitamin pill for that. According to Robert Lustig (BBC News).
Consider a New You…. Research and Assess. EAT HEALTHY.
Waking up early to workout is NOT over-rated. Working out in the AM is the Ultimate workout. You want to loose the most Fast reserve in your body? Do it before breakfast.
When’s the best time to exercise to ensure you’re getting the most out of it?
It really does Pay Not to Snooze, and wake up for an early workout.
Why? Because working out before breakfast helps you speed up the weight loss and actually boost your energy throughout the day, in turn preparing your body to an all day fat burn, and pushing your body to tap into its fat reserves for fuel, as opposed to burning off your most recent meal.
A fasted workout is the best Workout. So next time you want to Snooze and sleep in, think about your progress and your hard work. It is much harder after breakfast than before breakfast. Why not speed up your progress and do it right?
THINK ABOUT IT & COMMIT!
For more, Lose Weight – Business Insider.
Losing weight is a constant struggle, I have tried various methods, diets, workouts. To be honest, lets make it simple.
EAT WELL, EXERCISE WELL, DONT KILL YOURSELF AND DONT STRIP YOURSELF FROM HAPPINESS.
Cutting FAT, cutting CARBS, cutting SUGAR, starving yourself. You are doing it all the wrong way. How about you focus on what really matters, because your body needs fat, carbs, sugar, and damn right can’t be starved, not if you want to also Work out and BE HEALTHY.
So here is the Trick, I will send you off to a nice ENTERTAINING ride that will shock you but you will realise that this way will be healthy and reachable for you.
Here are 23 Weight Loss Tips for you to best lose it. Don’t DIET, just Finally DO-IT.
It is funny actually… I was chatting with some friends about the gym and we started discussing Workouts. Boy was I ever wrong about my habits. Did you know that Weight Training is best done in the beginning of your workout as opposed to Starting with Cardio? I guess it makes perfect sense. Cardio exhausts the body, and although a quick cardio warm up is good; a full on Cardio is not worth it before lifting; you’ll be more tired and won’t have as much energy to spend on resistance training, which spikes up your fat loss during a workout.
According to The Ripped Dude:
To achieve “shreddedness,” your body needs to use your stored fat as fuel for exercise. In order to do this, you must burn off your glycogen stores first. When you weight-train, you typically use glycogen as fuel. By doing weight-training first, you can burn the majority of your glycogen stores. Knocking out your cardio after you crush the weights will burn more fat! Obi Obadike
After an intense weight-training workout , your body needs energy to repair the muscles, therefore, your body continues to burn calories (energy) for up to 48 hours. This is known as Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). This occurs at a much higher rate after intense weight-training rather then a low-intensity and steady cardio training; and that is why it’s important to save your energy for weight lifting and finishing off with cardio.
Weight training first is great because it allows you to get to the fat burning portion of the workout faster (reaching glycogen depletion). After all the glycogen is depleted, doing cardio after weights will result in a much higher percentage of fat being burned.
Metaphor by Huffington Post:
Think about burning fat like digging for gold. You have to get through layers of dirt and rock (muscle glycogen) before you can get to the gold.
Doing cardio first is like digging for gold with a shovel. Getting through a single layer requires 32 scoops to be removed. You’ll eventually see gold, but it will take a while.
Doing resistance training first is like showing up to the same dig site with a backhoe. Now only 3 scoops are required to get through one layer thanks to your diesel fueled machinery.
So, finally, take my word for it, Save your best energy for the Weights and expand it with cardio.
Best case scenario: Start with 45 minutes of Weight Training, and finish with a 20 to 30 minutes of cardio intervals. Do this 3 to 4 times a week, at least, and see results.
Happiness is a drug, actually, it is. Hormones is what keeps you happy, it is what drives your happiness. I workout to be happy, I eat healthy to be happy, I live Love Laugh, to be happy. Some may ask why I work out so much, why I am shall we say ¨Addicted¨.
Simple. Happy Hormones:
Dopamine: Hormone that drives brain reward system which drives well being. Doing a good job and getting rewarded for it. Seeking pleasure seeking behaviour will satisfy this too. Music is a great way to heighten your dopamine levels.
Serotonin: Hormone for mood-boosting neurotransmitters. Most effective/natural method is Exercise. Carbs are another great way to boost serotonin, and it is in fact this reason that your body craves Carbs when you are depressed or low. It is the body’s natural way of seeking self help. Indulging in good carbs like quinoa and whole grain is one thing, but bad carbs, that can just ruin the happiness cycle, and lead the body into another struggle that may deteriorate your happiness.
Oxytocin: This is the Love hormone, where spending time with loved ones and being good and kind to others stimulated happiness.
Estrogen: This hormone helps form serotonin and protects you from anxiety and mood imbalance. For women, estrogen decreases this hormone. Moreover, smoking and over exercising can also decrease it.
Progesterone: Like Estrogen, this hormone helps prevent mood imbalance and anxiety. Lack of Progesterone can be instigated with high stress and unhealthy food.
Finally, to Stay Healthy and Happy, Increase your Oxytocin by doing things that bring you pleasure and cuddles. Increase your estrogen levels with things that bring your stress level down such as yoga, meditation, and more. Keep your progesterone levels up, always eat well and exercising.
Stay Healthy, Stay Active, Stay Lovable, Stay Happy!
Alex Cromartie, a certified personal trainer and health coach who founded Clermont-based Awakened Fitness in 2013 introduces a strong article on Tips to Prevent Fitness Injuries, and it is nothing but brilliant if you ask me. I would love to share his Tips with you as they are very essential to every body builder, fitness trainer and athlete.
Enjoy your read via Tips to Prevent Fitness Injuries
You should always keep in mind… espresso drinks and ice cream should be avoided at McDonalds!
Why? It is Not Well Cleaned!!!!!!
I have also heard it from a a former Supervisor at McDonalds, someone I know very well!
I find myself not having enough time for me… who is ME?
Do you know who YOU really are?
I think for me, I do not have enough time in the day for ME… I think I know who I am and what makes me happy, but I don’t, or I don’t follow it. I want it, I seek it…
All I know is I need me! Me! Me time.
This video made me think a lot about some of the choices, the options, the lifestyle I am currently living, which makes me feel CHOKE, actually.
Maybe you don’t need to always see your friends, maybe you don’t need to make constant commitments, maybe you are not able to commit, maybe you just need to divert. Do you understand me?
Take time for YOU, take singular time for you. Make time to think, on your own, without distraction. It is easy to get distracted, to make plans, to not THINK of your problems and what you need to CHANGE, but you can and you must make the TIME FOR YOU.
Grow yourself within yourself!
Keep in mind … Great Minds Think Alone!
But please watch this quick video, and feel with me…