Education, Health, Motivation

Learning Wednesday: Body Cues for ANXIETY

Anxiety and extreme and constant stress can cause the body real harm: from tachycardia (rapid heart beat) to high blood pressure. Joint pain, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, headaches, migraine, fibromyalgia, and many more symptoms and or illnesses that can affect our way of living by diminishing the capacity of the patient to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Family members and relatives of the patient affected by severe anxiety have to give him/her full and loving support; understand that it is a real mental affliction that can, with time -if not treated and supported- cause real and serious body problems.

Learn about body cues for anxiety. Remember that the best medicine is education and preventionDraMacn

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Food, Health, Motivation

Learning Wednesday: Best Times To Eat A Day

This is a general guideline. We are all different, with various needs, health issues, athletes, age matters, etc. But you can use this one as a general advice.

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NOTE: There’s gotta be 2 small colations of food between breakfast and lunch and the other one between lunch and dinner.

Health, inspiration

Learning Wednesday Stress Hormones: Cortisol

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Chronic cortisolemia leads to insulin resistance and DM2 First by hyperglycemia Second through muscle wasting that leads to visceral fat.

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Education, Health, Motivation

Learning Thursday: Endometriosis Most Common Symptons – Complications If Not Treated

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Pain During intercourse

Menstrual cramps

Infertility in young women

Endometriosis can usually be treated by medication or surgery designed to preserve fertility. However, a few patients may have symptoms so severe that the uterus and ovaries must be surgically removed. Fortunately for most patients, alternative treatments are available and hysterectomy is rarely necessary.

NOTE: Remember that the best medicines are education and prevention

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Education, Health, Motivation

Learning Wednesday: What Does Water Do For You

Approximately two-thirds of the adult human body is made of water. And did you know your tissues and organs are mainly made up of water? Your brain is 80% water, your muscles (including your heart) are 75% water, your blood is 83% water, your lungs are 90% water, your skin is 64% water, and even your bones are 30% water!

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Education, Health, Motivation

Learning Friday: Human Body Effects of Air Pollution

Air pollution is considered as the major environmental risk factor in the incidence and/or progression of some diseases such as asthma, lung, vision problems, hearing complications, skin damages, cancer, ventricular hypertrophy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, psychological complications (like stress, anxiety, mental confusion) autism, retinopathy, fetal growth and low birth weigh.

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Learn about Human Body Effects of Air Pollution. Remember that the best medicine is education and preventionDraMacn

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Cooking, Food, Health

Anti Aging Life: Lettuce from my Garden to the Table and Nutrition Facts

My romaine lettuce in my garden….GOING CRAZY…and healthy!

Lettuce Nutrition Facts at the bottom of the post.

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SO YUMMY!

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Lettuce is a great vegetable: it looks beautiful in your veggie yard, it is healthy on your plate and refreshing on your face.

My friend says lettuce and cucumber on her face works wonders. She looks 10-15 younger her real age, that’s for sure!

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Many of us have the goal of being strong and healthy now and in our 80’s and 90’s ( I personally want to celebrate my 100 year birthday on a bicycle or motorcycle, yes, Sir! ) If you want to be live a long life you need to start eating some anti-aging food and, for starters, leafy greens have to be on your plate every day, lots of them!

DELICIOUS SALAD

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LETTUCE NUTRITION FACTS

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy55 kJ (13 kcal)
 
2.23 g
Sugars0.94
Dietary fiber1.1 g
 
0.22 g
 
1.35 g
 
VitaminsQuantity

 

%DV
Vitamin A equiv.

 

21%

166 μg

18%

1987 μg

1223 μg
Thiamine (B1)
5%

0.057 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
5%

0.062 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
3%

0.15 mg

Vitamin B6
6%

0.082 mg

Folate (B9)
18%

73 μg

Vitamin C
4%

3.7 mg

Vitamin E
1%

0.18 mg

Vitamin K
97%

102.3 μg

 
MineralsQuantity

 

%DV
Calcium
4%

35 mg

Iron
10%

1.24 mg

Magnesium
4%

13 mg

Manganese
9%

0.179 mg

Phosphorus
5%

33 mg

Potassium
5%

238 mg

Sodium
0%

5 mg

Zinc
2%

0.2 mg

 
Other constituentsQuantity
Water95.63 g

Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
Food, Health, inspiration

5 Summer Awesome Refreshing Drinks Ideas to Hydrate you and Make you Happy!

DELICIOUS SUMMER DRINKS

I grow mint, strawberries and watermelon on my yard, and this refreshing beverage is a wonderful way to use them all. You can add only mint and strawberries. Flexibility is the key! Ah, For extra flair, add some ginger ale.

MINT STRAWBERRY WATERMELON 

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A friend suggested I add a sprig of rosemary to lemonade. The herb makes the drink taste fresh and light, and it’s a pretty garnish.

LEMONADE WITH A TAD OF ROSEMARY….Ah, refreshing!

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Aguas frescas are refreshing fruit drinks they sell all over Mexico, and that you can find in this country at almost any taqueria. They’re cooling and sweet and are great alongside spicy food.

This is a cucumber juice base that seems to have the effect of lowering one’s body temperature. (Gives new meaning to the phrase “cool as a cucumber”.) 

CUCUMBER LIME MINT

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Making long blackberry shrub drinks is a creative way to use up extra fruit all the way summer. They are as colorful and refreshing as a summer drink should be.

MORA LARGA: LONG BLACKBERRY WITH MINT

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MELON MINT “AGUA FRESCA”…Delicious!

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