How social media is ruining your life

Social media dramatically changed the way we communicate, socialize, and make and maintain friendships. While there are benefits to living in a digital world, there are also risks. Today’s youth miss out on critical social skills development when they spend the majority of their free time connected to and interacting through a screen. They can also get lost in a world of unrealistic comparisons, cyber bullying, and feeling left out.

Research shows an increase in major depressive episodes from 8.7% in 2005 to 11.3% in 2014 in adolescents and from 8.8% to 9.6% in young adults. The increase was larger and only statistically significant only in the age range of 12 to 20 years.1 Clearly depression is on the rise among teens, the question we need to ask ourselves is how much does technology and social media contribute to it?

It’s no big secret that connecting via texting, Instagram, and Facebook can include harsh judgments and comparisons. It’s easier to make statements on a screen that would otherwise be difficult to verbalize face to face. And disjointed shorthand conversations can easily result in misunderstandings. It doesn’t help that digital communication occurs at a rapid pace, one that is difficult to process at times.

One report by the Royal Society for Public Health in the UK surveyed 1500 young people, ages 14 to 24, to determine the effects of social media use on issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and body image. Their findings show that YouTube had the most positive impact, while Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and SnapChat all had negative effects on mental health.2

While these findings might make you want to delete all social media apps and ban your teen from any digital communication, avoidance isn’t the answer. Teens use social media to connect, seek friendship and support, and even ask for help at times. A better bet is to understand how and why your teen uses social media, stay connected, and know what to look for if your teen shows unexplained emotional changes.

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How to survive Christmas without getting fat

By now, many of us already have a business cocktail, a department meal and a dinner with friends. And that Christmas has not started yet. Ahead, we have two weeks of intense social life and lots of food. Not getting fat seems an impossible mission, and for many it is. According to experts, people normally earn between 2 and 4 kilos during these holidays.

If you also want to avoid this outcome, these are the tips you should take into account.

Do not deprive yourself on the indicated days. “Christmas Eve, Christmas dinner, New Year’s Eve dinner, New Year’s dinner , if there is no pathology, it is totally forbidden to diet”. Those days we must enjoy the delicacies that have historically been cooked in the cuisine of our family, but always in moderation. Even people who follow a diet (of thinning) should not do it on the dates indicated; “There is a psychological part that you have to take care of and it can not be that on Christmas Eve you have a grilled steak”.

Not the fast. “It is counterproductive to compensate the Christmas meal with not having dinner that day or directly to fast the next day or just to drink liquids”. It is always necessary to eat food since fasting could have a rebound effect and cause the alteration of energy and hormonal processes. If you want to compensate these meals, it is recommended to eat fewer calories the rest of the day but never eliminate solid foods: “On Christmas Eve we can eat a salad and two pieces of fruit and at Christmas, have two yogurts and an apple”.

Routine the rest of the week. The days indicated are to enjoy the food and the rest of days to recover the routine. Between event and event, it is advisable to “eat what we usually eat during the week”. That way we will not ingest more calories than normal.

Prohibited leftovers. They are the biggest enemy of the scale during the holidays. it is only finds two possible endings for these foods: “Let the children eat them or freeze them and organize a meal with them for the whole family at the end of the month”. Not following these tips would take us to eat party menu (much more caloric) during all the holidays. Also the Christmas leftovers are tempting between food and food.

Keep the sweets in a closed place. They are not forbidden but you have to think that they are the dessert of the parties, that is why “we only have to take them out on the indicated days or if we have a visit”. The rest of the week sweets must be under lock and key. If we have them in sight, it is easy to fall into the temptation to bite at any time.

Fruit, vegetables and whole products. “It is highly recommended to increase your consumption during these dates and even incorporate it in the dinners and festive meals”. Vegetables barely contribute calories while in turn produce satiety during and after meals. In addition, being rich in vegetable fiber are absorbed more slowly so that hunger takes time to appear.

Drink a lot of water. Because if you drink water there will be other caloric fluids that you stop drinking. These would be sugary sodas or alcoholic beverages such as wine and beer. In addition, water provides a feeling of fullness and contributes to less hunger. For this it is advisable to drink two glasses just before starting a main meal.

Walk. If you play sports normally, chances are you will not leave at parties. But if your life is more sedentary you should leave this routine aside at least during these two weeks. It is best to go for a walk every day for at least 35 minutes. As incredible as it may seem, walking at a speed near 7.5 kilometers per hour burns more calories than running at 10 kilometers per hour. The reason is that when walking, more muscles are involved.

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Amazing things Epsom salt can do to your body

Epsom salts are used by many people every day for dozens of diseases and problems. In this post, I will explore ten huge benefits of using Epsom salts.
Epsom salts have been used for hundreds of years, come from Epsom in the southeast of England. Epsom salts are composed of magnesium and sulfates that can have some amazing benefits if used correctly.

It may be a little known fact that the magnesium sulfate found in Epsom salt is absorbed through your skin!

Time to relax

When we feel stressed, magnesium levels in the body are depleted. Epsom salts help replenish magnesium by taking a hot bath by immersing ourselves in them. Magnesium in salts helps the body produce high levels of serotonin, which is the chemical in antidepressants. The above properties of Epsom salts help the body to function properly, and can also help with concentration levels.

Increase Energy

We have already seen that Epsom salts can help us to relax and rest, therefore, you may be surprised to discover that salts also help produce adenosine triphosphate, which is a natural chemical in the body that increases energy.
Alleviate the pain

Epsom salts have some of the same medical properties as anti-inflammatory, which can help with cramping problems and relieves the body’s natural pain.

Stops Smell

There is also a natural neutralizer in Epsom salts that helps them (when mixed with water) to prevent foot odor.

Remove Dead Skin

When mixed with either olive oil or bath oils, Epsom salts can help remove areas of accumulated dead skin. Never leave the salts on the skin for a long time, once you have left the bathroom make sure to rinse the salts.
Good with Shampoo
If you have oily hair, adding the right amount of salts can help with the treatment. It can also help to add thickness to fine hair with Epsom salts.
Stops potential blood clots

Due to its relaxation properties, it is believed that Epsom salts can help in the prevention of blood clots because blood pressure drops naturally.

Stops constipation

The salts contribute to increase the water in the intestines that can help with problems of constipation, however, since you have to take the salts for this to be effective, you should make sure that you consult with a specialist before using the salts.

Vegetal Nutricion

Not only Epsom salts help the human body, but it can also help with the growth and maturity of plants. The natural properties of magnesium salts help with the development of chlorophyll, and the sulfur properties of the salts help the plant absorb healthier elements of the food.

As you can see in the previous points, Epsom salts can help many of the daily problems. At this current time in the western world, tablets are usually a quick solution, when the reality is that the solution may be in a product that has existed for hundreds of years. With Epsom salts on the side or as a substitute for medication, you can make sure that your problems can be eradicated quickly and effectively.

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How to balance estrogen levels naturally

Do you have symptoms of estrogen dominance? To know if you suffer from the dominance of estrogen, you must pay attention to a series of causes that may be present in your life, some of them in isolation and others in a joint way. Check the following list:

Weight gain
Edemas
Infertility
Varicose veins
Mood changes and depression around the menstrual cycle
Sensitivity in the bust
Variations or breaks of menstrual cycles
Vaginal dryness or itching
Excess or scarce blood flow during periods
Cyclic insomnia, night sweats and fatigue
Breast cancer, benign breast disease, and pre-cancerous conditions
I think this list pretty much describes a myriad of symptoms for any woman who may have estrogen dominance. According to Ray Peat, estrogen dominance is a major contributor to many specific cancers in women, “it has been found that benign breast diseases, breast cancer and pre-cancerous conditions are associated with a progesterone deficiency and excess of estrogen. ”

Causes the dominance of estrogen
“Normally, the liver treats estrogen like a poison, eliminating it immediately from the body. If the liver becomes slow due to malnutrition or excess estrogen (or other damage), it can allow the hormone to accumulate to very high levels “-Ray Turba, PhD

Excess estrogen due to a malnourished liver impairing estrogen detoxification
The liver needs a large amount of proteins, vitamins and minerals to detoxify hormones used outside the system. If estrogen can not be detoxified it is re-circulated in the body causing dysfunction, and allows estrogen to accumulate in the body. According to Ray Peat, PhD, “it has been shown that protein deficiency causes the liver to fail to detoxify estrogen.”

If the body’s ability to eliminate hormones used in the system deteriorates, they are allowed to recirculate causing problems such as premenstrual syndrome.

Poor production of hormones resulting in low progesterone, leaving estrogen unbalanced. Estrogen and progesterone are supposed to be in balance with each other, but a poor diet can result in low levels of progesterone. The body needs the raw materials to make progesterone, materials such as: cholesterol, vitamin A, and thyroid hormone (T3). If you are low in these nutrients or have low thyroid function, low progesterone is a very common cause of estrogen dominance

Chronic stress
Stress of any kind decreases progesterone levels to increase cortisol production. This is because cortisol is a stress hormone needed to help you survive the effects it produces on your body.

Birth control pills, estrogen replacement therapy
This one is pretty clear. The addition of synthetic estrogen to your body increases estrogen, and therefore the load of estrogen in it. The cardiovascular risks produced by synthetic estrogens have been known since 1940, including their ability to cause blood clots, varicose veins, miscarriage and premenstrual syndrome.

“It is the estrogen in oral contraceptives that correlates with its effects on the coagulation system. Over the last 20 years there has been general agreement that the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, rather than cancer or immunodeficiency or depression, is the most important concern about the effects of oral contraceptives. “-Ray Peat, PhD.
Aging. Estrogen levels tend to increase with age, since the levels of pregnenolone and progesterone decrease.

Can you stop the dominance of estrogen? A multi-faceted nutrition plan that is compatible with metabolism, liver, hormones and stress levels is a great approach.

How to balance estrogen levels 

supporting the metabolism

Leave the diet low in fat, count calories and eat more real food. Especially enough proteins and carbohydrates to satisfy your metabolic needs. Your body temperature is a good way to check and see if you are eating enough.
Balance your blood sugar with a proper diet that helps you level your blood sugar, and try to incorporate foods that help you accelerate your metabolism naturally (this is especially important for people with diabetes management problems). sugar in the blood).
Listen to your body. The body sends you signals and you must be able to understand them, this is an ancestral way to improve health.

Nourishes the liver
Increase protein by 70-100 grams per day based on your weight (around 20-25% of total calories). Make sure you include a lot of protein in your diet, this will help create the amino acid balance (the building blocks of proteins). By doing this, you empower the liver detoxification process to help your body take out the garbage, and detoxify the estrogen properly.
Eat easy-to-digest foods to reduce the endotoxines that can support the liver (especially important for people with digestive problems). This means simpler sugars (ripe fruits and honey), roots, tubers.
Supports the production of hormones
Increases the promoters of the synthesis of the hormone in the diet using food: thyroid (T3), vitamin A, vitamin E.
Reduces hormone synthesis blockers: unsaturated fats (PUFA), excess estrogen (hormone replacement, birth control), ultraviolet light, x-rays, and excess iron (from fortified foods, vitamins, heavy diet in meat).
Make baths with Epsom salts with 1-4 cups of these salts (magnesium) for 15 to 30 minutes several times a week before going to bed (increase amounts of Epsom salt slowly).
Eating 1-2 raw carrots a day can help the colon absorb endotoxin and estrogen for its excretion. According to Ray Peat, “Several women who suffered from premenstrual symptoms, including migraine, were measured estrogen and after the” carrot diet “, they found that the carrot lowered their estrogen within a few days, as it relieved the symptom.”
Reduce stress and environmental toxins:
Identify and reduce the stress factors in your life. This could be a variety of things; lack of sleep, poor nutrition, bad relationships, allergies and food sensitivities (since they activate the stress response), fast life, etc. Pause and see what can be a very obvious cause and change it for the sake of your health.

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The leading cause of all allergies

What is the leading Cause of all Allergies?

Overloaded immune system and poor digestion.

The problem is that most of the doctors just give some medicines like antihistamines to cope with the symptoms without to know really what is the cause of the allergies

It is becoming something everyday, the fact that every time a greater number of allergic people go to the health services in search of help. By allergies we understand a wide range of hypersensitivity reactions to different environmental elements. Even natural foods, there are people who are considered pan-allergic, that is, they are allergic to a large number of elements and substances. These people live permanently with a remarkably diminished quality of life.

The statistics are quite clear about it; It is believed that there are between 35 to 100 million people who suffer from some type of allergy, generating a gigantic expenditure for health systems worldwide.

The main symptoms of allergy are sneezing, breathing difficulties and the appearance of rashes, however these are only some of the many characteristics that accompany allergies, in fact there are more than 100 signs and symptoms associated with allergies: fatigue, obesity, headache, arthritis, colitis, learning difficulties, neurosis and so on. There are even reports that mention that up to 92% of people diagnosed with schizophrenia, interned, have allergic problems, mainly to milk, corn and wheat (gluten and other proteins that have been modified egnatically).

Any substance that causes or triggers a hypersensitivity or allergy reaction is known as an “allergen” and is characterized by triggering an exacerbated response in the body. As a result of the effort of the latter to neutralize said allergen by the antibodies, the process is complex but finally ends in the inflammation of tissues. This is caused by the release of tissue hormones called kinins and histamines. The tissues experience fever and inflammation to achieve a greater blood flow that “brings” leukocytes in order to eliminate allergens.

Our body’s defense mechanism against allergies includes the digestive system and the immune system. Both systems are weakened over the years and due to an overload in their functioning, for example, an extensive psychological stress increases acidity at the stomach level and interferes with the task of the pancreatic enzymes, which process the food in the small intestine, a function that must be carried out in an alkaline environment.

The reality is that there are multiple factors that damage our digestion. You can see an article about it in Intestinal Permeability Syndrome (Chinese Medicine classifies it as Spleen Insufficiency Syndrome)
Due to this impoverished enzymatic activity, some short chains of amino acids are absorbed and recognized by the body as kinins or neurotransmitters, when this happens too often, the immune system is overloaded, something that can also happen in the presence of toxic metals. , toxins generated by the fungus candida albicans, the indiscriminate use of antibiotics or the recurrence of bacterial infections.

All this is derived from an imperfect diet, which alters the mechanism of functioning at the level of digestive enzymes, neurotransmitters and hormones, at an advanced stage, allergic problems are aggravated to such a level that the body develops intolerance to natural antigens present in simple and everyday foods.
Fortunately, from the holistic point of view, there are several alternatives to strengthen a person’s defenses and reduce their allergies, the first thing that needs to be done is to evaluate the functioning of the digestive system
Recommendation:

If you think that your allergies fit into the explanations given in the article you should consider the option of carrying out a digestive sanitation in the background, eliminate possible overgrowth of Candida Albicans, organ cleansing (such as colon and liver) and enhance the immune system with natural methods, Belong you can find some supplements that can help you

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How to lose weight with raspberries ketones?

Before starting any treatment to lose weight it is essential that we consult with the doctor. Also, we can not forget to follow a healthy diet and exercise.
Raspberries provide two options for weight loss: a healthy diet based on them or taking raspberry ketones pills. Both are effective, although the second option is more efficient than the first. However, combined with a healthy lifestyle that includes exercises, the results may be favorable.
One cup of raspberries has only 64 calories. It contains one-third of the daily fiber requirement for an adult. In addition, it contains 14.7 grams of sodium hydrate and 1.5 grams of protein. In this way, along with its natural sweetness that decreases the percentage of cravings in the day to consume healthier foods that do not contain so many sugars, is a good option to lose weight.

Now, a diet completely based on raspberries would consume 90 tons a day of them. For this reason, a new method to lose weight has been put into practice: raspberry ketones.

Raspberry Ketones
Adinopectin, the hormone produced by raspberry ketones, changes the metabolism of the person and makes them able to burn more fat in a shorter time. Even people who are thinner have higher levels of the hormone compared to those who are overweight. In this way, it regulates fatty acids and glucose, helping to lose weight. Along with this, a normal metabolism can be established, preventing the onset of diseases and disorders such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity.

Ketones can work as a supplement and have worked in different places in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada. “It’s a bottled miracle that allows you to burn fat,” said the famous Dr. Oz, in his television show The show of Dr. Oz.

These consist of organic compounds with the same aroma of raspberry. However, there are some imitations that are not effective. Ketones are healthy and do not cause unfavorable consequences. Now, although studies have been done, some specialists are not completely convinced of the ability of ketones to help in the thinning process.

In this way, “The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases” recommends before consuming any food or ingesting any product to lose weight such as supplements, medication and, in this case, raspberry ketones, consult the doctor . In addition, nutritionists suggest not forgetting to have a completely healthy diet with a lifestyle that includes exercises or some recommended percentage of physical activity.
Benefits of raspberry
Raspberry ketones, like cranberries and strawberries, can reduce the risk of heart attacks, especially in women. On the other hand, if you consume 3 or more servings of raspberries or other berries such as blueberries and strawberries, it also determines up to a third less to suffer the attacks, which is 32% lower than women who consume them infrequently. . This is because they have a large amount of flavonoids that help to dilate the arteries as there is an increase in plaque, among other contributions that favor the cardiovascular system. Similarly, researchers in the United States of the Harvard School of Public Health came to the same conclusion.
The positive results of raspberries are due, in large part, to their content in anthocyanins, including the protection of the tissue that lines the inside of the blood vessels.

Among other benefits are:

Use it for arthritis
Raspberries help against inflammatory conditions. In this way, it is useful against gout and arthritis. Some researchers suggest that the pigments that provide color to the berry produce the numerous anti-inflammatory benefits that the fruit brings. In this way, if you want to obtain this specific result, you should liquefy the raspberries with pure fruit juice. Then, they must be heated to obtain an infusion that can be applied to lean meat or chicken.

Source of antioxidants
Due to the large amount of antioxidants they possess, they can help reduce the risk of cancer by eliminating the free radicals in the body. In addition, it gives the possibility of decreasing aging.

I have been using for 1 month Raspberry ketones to lose weight  and I see amazing results in my body. loosing weight naturally is the best option.

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Cortisol the stress hormone

Cortisol is a hormone synthesized from cholesterol in the two adrenal glands, located in the upper part of each kidney. It is usually released in response to events and circumstances such as waking up in the morning, exercising, and acute stress. The systemic effects of cortisol play many roles in the body to carry out its stressful processes and maintain homeostasis.
Cortisol in response to stress
Cortisol (along with epinephrine) is known for its involvement in the “fight or flight” response and the temporary increase in energy production, to the detriment of other processes that are not necessary for immediate survival.

The following steps are a typical example of how cortisol works in response to stress and as a survival mechanism:

An individual is facing a stress factor.
A complex hormonal response is generated, and the adrenal glands secrete cortisol.
Cortisol prepares the body for a fight or flight response, flooding it with glucose, an immediate source of energy for large muscles.
Cortisol inhibits the production of insulin in an attempt to prevent glucose from being stored, favoring its immediate use. Cortisol narrows the arteries, while epinephrine increases the heart rate, so the strength of the blood when pumping is stronger and faster.
What happens if I have an excess of cortisol?
Excess cortisol over a prolonged period of time can lead to so-called Cushing’s syndrome. This can be caused by various factors, such as a tumor that generates adrenocorticotropic hormone (and therefore increases the secretion of cortisol), or take certain types of medications.

Symptoms include:

Rapid weight gain, mainly on the face, chest and abdomen, in contrast to thin arms and legs
A red, round face
Arterial hypertension
Osteoporosis
Changes in the skin (purple bruises and stretch marks)
Muscular weakness
Mood changes: anxiety, depression or irritability
Increased thirst and frequency of urination
High levels of cortisol for a long time may also cause lack of sexual desire and, in women, periods may be irregular, less frequent or completely stopped (amenorrhea).
Sleep deprivation, caffeine, alcohol and its effects on cortisol
Students often sacrifice hours of sleep and increase caffeine and alcohol consumption, all of which have an impact on cortisol levels and, therefore, the physiological markers of the stress response.

Acute loss of sleep confuses the HPA axis and alters the negative feedback regulation of glucocorticoids. In one study they found that plasma cortisol levels are higher, up to 45%, after sleep deprivation, an increase that has implications including immunological response, cognitive decline and metabolic disturbances.

The relationship between caffeine, stress and cortisol secretion is also important. When we ingest a large amount of caffeine in a day, our cortisol levels increase. There is a clear positive relationship between caffeine consumption and cortisol release, and this relationship is aggravated when other potential stressors are introduced. In this way, to the intake of caffeine, we add the lack of sleep and the intake of energy drinks, we can be causing a great hormonal imbalance in our body.
Alcohol manages to activate the HPA axis because it depresses the nerve cells responsible for the inhibition of HPA, thus increasing the activity of the axis. As a result, the adrenal cortex secretes high levels of cortisol. It is not surprising then, that students complain later about their considerable level of anxiety and pressure sensation, since they are our common responses to stress.

In short, lack of sleep, caffeine consumption and alcohol consumption act together to increase the amount of cortisol in our body, increasing the stress we try to combat.

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