Childhood Obesity

Unfortunately there is no magic pill or spell to curing obesity but the good news is that we do have the tools to take a small but important step by getting rid of our judgement and bias towards children with obesity.

Dr Anita Vreugdenhil, Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Maastricht University Medical Centre, is the founder of the Maastricht programme COACH which encompasses an ‘all-inclusive’ approach to improve the lifestyle of overweight and obese children in the South of the Netherlands. Overweight, a condition in which a person’s weight is 10%-20% higher than what is considered as “normal”, and obesity, when a person’s weight is more than 20% higher than normal, are rapidly becoming a national health threat in the Netherlands, especially among children. The latest figures indicate that 500.000 children in the Netherlands are overweight or obese. But many parents don’t realise that their child is overweight and are not aware of the severe consequences. Even when they become aware of the problem, they still don’t know how to correct and change their ingrained behaviour. That’s where Anita and her team can help.

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5 vital reasons to become a vegetarian


In the vegetarian diet is excluded, as the name says, any product of animal origin and that implies his death. Instead we can eat milk and dairy products, eggs and honey. They are products of animal origin but they have not meant their death to obtain them.

Of course, the vegetarian person does not just stay in that aspect. It will also seek, as far as possible, that these foods are produced in a respectful way (for example, eggs of free chickens and that they eat healthy food) with them and with the environment. That the vegetables are organic and, if possible, of small farmers in nearby areas will be another priority.

Within the vegetarian “family” we will find people who do not take eggs or milk or honey. They are Vegans and do not take anything that comes directly or indirectly from any animal.

Reasons to be a vegetarian

1- Less chronic diseases

Vegetarian diet is lower in fat and also more polyunsaturated. That implies less cholesterol and less hypertension. To eat more vegetables and fruits can help to avoid some types of cancer since it is a diet more antioxidant and that favors the elimination of toxins. When we learn to eat better we hardly need medication, aspirins, antacids and other “everyday” medicines tend to disappear from our daily lives.

2-Less malnutrition and constipation

It is very curious that except Vegans (who must supplement their diet with B12) a balanced vegetarian diet is usually richer in nutrients than normal (we all tend to always eat the same and basically refined foods).
Greater knowledge about nutrition. Vegetarians usually care a lot about food and take care that nothing is missing. They usually take supplements of algae, pollen, royal jelly, brewer’s yeast, wheat germ, flax seed, sesame, etc. The fact of eating more vegetables, more fruit, less meat and more whole foods is a key aspect.


3- Vegetarian diet is Cheaper and improve life quality

 Basing your diet on vegetables, legumes, fruits and vegetable proteins is cheaper than eating meat, prepared foods, cola type drinks, pizzas, snacks, etc. Vegetarians can say that, in general, they are very involved in improving their quality of life and try to find ways to reduce their stress, improve their diet, enjoy nature more, etc.


4- Avoid animal suffering.

Behind this way of eating there is a whole philosophy of life. The planet is understood as the home of all living beings. Avoiding, if possible, your suffering is very important. We can feed on them without killing them (dairy, eggs, honey, etc.).


5-Environmental sustainability

With the food that an animal needs (or the necessary land to raise its food) we can feed 10 times more people. Every year more forests and part of the forest disappear so that animals can graze. In addition, its intensive breeding generates highly polluting residues and methane.

Conclusion
With this article we only want to show that the reasons for being a vegetarian are not only to follow a nutritional fashion but the benefits are many and diverse. Of course there are many people who are not vegetarian and that their diet is balanced and healthy, and that they seek to improve their quality of life.

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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 feel better day by day

The problems of self-esteem are much more frequent than we imagined, so we would like to talk to you today about how to feel better on a day-to-day basis without having to leave the routine. Follow our advice and start to be happy.

Many times, in the midst of work, family life, haste, stress and routine, we have the feeling of not being happy and that in order to be able to be happy we will need great things. But this is not the case at all. Today we want you to learn how to feel better and how to raise your self-esteem on a daily basis simply by changing and adding certain very simple habits to your day-to-day life. Are you ready?

How to feel better by changing the perspective
We know that wellness is not a matter of magic and that it will not change from one day to the next, but we are also aware that with a small change in the perspective we have towards life, many things can change for the better. Many times the reality we see is the result of our own head: do not forget that you can decide how to see life and how to face it daily.

Enjoy the small things
First of all, you should avoid the thought that you need great things to be happy, because it is not true. Focus on the little things of everyday life and enjoy them: a coffee with your friends, sleep and wake up without alarm, watch a sunset, sound the song you expected while you have the playlist in random, the smell to coffee in the morning, go shopping and see that the dress you have been looking for months is lowered, go out and make the sun, or just realize that you have many more reasons than you thought to be happy. And how are you, many more things that happen to us every day and of which we do not usually be aware.

Accept what you feel
The “everything has a positive side” may be true, and that is what you have to set yourself to avoid low self-esteem, even negative events take you a good learning that can be useful in another moment of life.

However, no matter how hard you try to focus on positive things, there are inevitably times when you feel worse. Do not repress or fight against them, allow yourself to feel bad at some point, body and mind also need to download. You must learn to live with it and to see these moments as a way of mental liberation, a new opportunity to start over with the knowledge learned.

Become your priority
On the other hand, one of the strong points when learning how to recover self-esteem is to know ourselves, take care of ourselves and pamper us. You are the one who always accompanies you, so treat yourself well, think about all the qualities you have and empower them, make yourself happy. It is very important that you keep a little bit of time each day for yourself, to carry out the activities that you like the most and with which you feel comfortable and fulfilled. That will help you feel good. In addition, just as we said that we have to learn to live with moments of sadness, we must also do it with our faults, the trick is to know and accept us as we are.

Live here and now
Finally, remember that the only true reality is the present, do not waste your time remembering negative things from the past or overwhelming yourself for what will come. The past is already done and we do not have the power to control what will happen. The best thing is that, always according to your values ​​and interests, you set some goals, but some realistic goals that start today. Go for them with decision.

The daily routine of happiness
As we have been saying, it is not necessary to leave our routine to get happy. How to feel better doing the same as always? you will ask yourself. Well surely it is much simpler than you think. Follow this routine that we propose below and you will see how every day you are a little bit happier. The goal of our routine is that, every day, when you return to bed again, you feel that it has been a good day, despite your “not so good” things. You see? This is also changing the perspective. Do not forget the enormous power that language has over things, the way to put them.

In the morning…
To start, put the alarm clock a little earlier than usual, so you’ll have time to carry out all the beauty rituals and take breakfast more quietly and without haste. Waking up with little time produces unnecessary stress from morning, which will make the day start worse than it should. Simply moving the alarm a little forward we can enjoy more peacefully every morning action before leaving home on the way to work. Do not forget to smile! It seems silly, but making a small effort to smile more has a huge impact on our mood throughout the day.

After breakfast, a good shower and the rituals of beauty that we like the most, it’s time to leave home and start the day to the fullest. To do this, put your favorite music on the way to work and enjoy each song. You can also take the opportunity to say good morning to your closest relatives or friends. We are social beings and being in contact with the people we love always suits us.

Once at work, try to be nice to everyone and accept things as they come. Do not take on more responsibilities than necessary and remember “dress me slowly I’m in a hurry”. Organize yourself well and you will see how there is time for everything and things will turn out better. It is also very important, within the possibilities of each one, to carry out a job that we like, with which to feel fulfilled.

Another of the essential things that you must take into account to discover how to feel better is food. A varied and balanced diet will make your body healthy and function normally, and therefore will make you generally feel better too. Avoid overly heavy meals that will lead to a more sedentary life. Even if you eat at work, try to bring homemade food, much better for your health and also for your pocket.

In the afternoon…
But not everything is to work, you also have to clear up. So, once your working day is over, dedicate time to yourself. A good way to end the tensions of the day is to perform at least half an hour of daily physical exercise. Also, get in touch with your friends, chat and disconnect. Telling your friends or relatives what you have done during the day, what worries you, worries you or makes you illusion, will make you relish a bit of pressure from your mind.

At night…
Once back home, you can take a relaxing shower before dinner. The end of the day has come, what has not been so bad? The dinner should be light, since this way you will sleep better and rest more, so that you wake up strongly to start your routine again. Remember that it is advisable to let at least one hour pass between dinner and the time you go to bed. During that time, you can enjoy your favorite series or movie or read a book, for example. It is very important that you take into account the schedules, so you can organize to do everything you want and sleep between 7 and 8 hours a day, which is the time the body needs to be fully rested.

Already in bed, before falling asleep, make a mental review of everything that has happened in the day, always focusing on the positive things and taking a teaching of those that are a little more negative. Positive thinking before sleep greatly influences the quality of sleep. Avoid thinking about the next day, since that will only make you feel overwhelmed by the things you have to do and, in reality, it does not make sense. Remember that you must “think in the present”, and your present is now your bed.

Now that you know how to feel better on a day to day basis, what is easier than you thought? Put all this into practice and you will see how your self-esteem and your well-being do not stop improving.

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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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