Keep people sick is the business for the pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical market exceeds profits from arms sales or telecommunications. For every dollar invested in making a medicine, you get a thousand of profit.

Globalization has allowed to extend their power by which they decide which diseases and which patients deserve cure. 90% of the budget dedicated by pharmaceutical companies for the research and development of new medicines is destined to diseases that suffer 10% of the world population
The pharmaceutical industry has turned the disease into a business. Globalization has allowed to extend their power by which they decide which diseases and which patients deserve cure. 90% of the budget dedicated by the pharmaceutical companies for the research and development of new medicines is destined to diseases that suffer 10% of the world population (cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes, lipid disorders, hypertension, etc).

These companies seek to achieve fabulous profits, resorting to often questionable strategies that thanks to their power usually enjoy great impunity, crushing smaller competitors and pressing governments. The prices they set are very high, which makes them inaccessible to a large part of the world population, while some of their products damage the health of the sick.

Among the main strategies used today by the pharmaceutical industry to obtain its billion-dollar profits, it should be highlighted:

1. They make a great propaganda pressure on the medicines they manufacture, even if they are not useful and can be harmful to health.

2. They exploit to the maximum the medicines in the form of monopoly and in abusive conditions that do not take into account the objective needs of the patients nor their purchasing power

3. Reduce research on diseases that mainly affect poor countries, because they are not profitable, while concentrating on the problems of populations with high purchasing power, even when they are not diseases (such as the proliferation of “medicines”). “Anti-aging”

4. They force national and international legislations to favor their interests, even at the expense of the health and lives of millions of people

STRATEGIES TO INCREASE THE SALE OF MEDICINES

In order to face the decrease of profits that the reduction of the pharmaceutical cost on the part of the governments supposes, the laboratories are putting in practice different measures:

1. Redefine and increase the prevalence of certain diseases: There are reports that indicate that female sexual dysfunction reaches 43% of the total.

2. Promote the treatment of mild or medium-serious problems as signs of more serious illnesses: Irritable bowel syndrome or anxiety disorders.

3. Transform health risks into diseases: Osteoporosis or testosterone deficiency syndrome.

4. Stimulate concerns about future diseases in healthy populations. Osteopenia or Alzheimer’s.

5. Convert personal and social problems into diagnosable health disorders and in need of treatment: Turn shyness into social phobia.

6. Consider certain diseases as epidemics of extraordinary spread and lethality: Influenza A which was a milder flu than the seasonal one promoted the application of strict protocols (with the use of suits and isolation areas, the use of antivirals such as Tamiflu efficacy unproven and mass promotion of the vaccine).

Until recently, it was common for large pharmaceutical companies to pay bribes to doctors to prescribe their medications, although it is a practice that is generally frowned upon and in many places is illegal. With the increase in controls over the prescribing doctors, the laboratories are developing strategies to support economically, organize congresses and meetings with the Sick Organizations to seek support from them and pressure governments to finance certain drugs, although not your need is justified or have adverse effects.

if you have been diagnosed with a chronic disease and the doctor only treats the symptoms and does not look for the cause of the disease, natural medicine can be a great alternative for you.

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Five fat burning foods

I have already commented many times in my blog: miracles do not exist and much less in diets. That’s why when we talk about fat-burning foods we should be aware that it will not be easy or quick, but they will help us lose weight a lot.
When we hear the word fat burning, the magic pills that we can find even in supermarkets come to mind, but nothing is further from reality: fat burning foods are natural products that accelerate our metabolism by undoing the accumulated fat deposits in our bodies. the tissues.

We must bear in mind that weight loss has to be gradual to avoid the annoying rebound effect, and although we can use specific diets in specific cases such as fat burning soup, remember that this type of diet should never be carried out for more than seven days
Drink a minimum of two liters of water per day. This will eliminate toxins and everything your body does not need.
Eliminate refined flours, industrial food, sweets from your meals … these foods are our biggest enemies, something like fat accumulators.
Exercise. The sedentary lifestyle has dire consequences, not only for our weight, but also for your health. Just walking half an hour a day will make you feel much better.
Eat. To lose weight, the important thing is not to stop eating, but quite the opposite. You must make five meals a day, giving priority to breakfast and, of course, controlling what you eat.
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Today we bring you five examples of fat-burning foods that will be very easy to include in your day to day without having to radically change your meals, thus avoiding the inconvenience of starting a diet and what that entails, because let’s be honest, the simple word diet makes our appetite open
The Apple. The forbidden fruit in our case will be our greatest ally. It is one of the best fat burning foods, although to notice its effects you must take two or three pieces of this fruit daily. Include one at breakfast as it will give you the strength you need to face the day, another piece you can take as a dessert and the last at dinner. To take it, use imagination: you can take it naturally, make a smoothie or a delicious dessert such as apple pie or apple sauce; Do it as you like!
Green Tea. At this point, we all know the benefits of green tea, as it reduces the ability to absorb fats from food and stimulates the burning of accumulated fat in the body. Drink as much green tea as you want.
Watermelon. All foods with high water content will help us not only to eliminate toxins, but also to eliminate fat from our body. The watermelon also, with that sweetness that identifies it, becomes one of our favorite dishes especially in summer.
Calcium. The ideal is to consume three servings of dairy per day, since calcium stimulates the combustion of fats. A glass of milk and two yogurts will give us the daily rations we need and help us fight fat. Have you tried mixing yogurt with apple chips? It’s delicious dessert that combines two of our favorite fat burning foods.
Spices Curry, paprika and pepper among others, due to its spicy flavor generate a greater energy expenditure during digestion, so they burn fat while they are digested. If you are a fan of spicy food, take advantage, always in moderation.

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Vitamin B against Alzheimer’s

A recent study suggests that high doses of vitamin B can halve the brain shrinkage in older people who experience some signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

The research, published in the journal PLoS One and conducted by scientists from the Oxford Project for Memory Research and Aging (OPTIMA), is based on the examination of 168 elderly people who experienced a certain level of mental deterioration known as mild cognitive impairment. This condition, marked by memory lapses and language problems, goes beyond normal aging and can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

In the experiments, half of the volunteers received a daily tablet containing levels well above the recommended daily amount of the B family of vitamins, such as folic acid, B6 and B12. The other half received a placebo.

After two years, the Magnetic Resonance analysis showed that the speed at which their brains were shrinking had been reduced. While the brain shrinks on average at a rate of 0.5% per year after the age of 60, the brains of people with mild cognitive impairment shrink twice as fast, and in Alzheimer’s patients the contraction increases up to 2.5% per year. The team of scientists detected that in those who received vitamin supplements, the contraction of the brain decreased between 30% and 50% compared to their peers.

But why? Some vitamins of the B family, such as folic acid, vitamin B6 and B12, control the levels of a blood substance known as homocysteine. High levels of homocysteine ​​are associated with a faster contraction of the brain and with Alzheimer’s disease. The authors of the study believe that the effect of B vitamins on homocysteine ​​levels was the effect that helped slow the rate of brain contraction. “These vitamins are doing something to the structure of the brain, they’re protecting it, and that’s very important.

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6 signs that you eat to “hiding” what you really feel

Several countries in the world, faces a serious problem of overweight and obesity in its adult population. A situation that could be caused by a characteristic that differentiates humans from animals: feelings.

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the hormones in our stomach communicate directly with the brain, causing a pleasurable sensation. This explains why there are some people who feel the need to consume sweet or fatty foods when they experience sadness or anguish.

Does your heart dominate everything?
The relationship between the brain and stomach is so close that even when you experience love, the “butterflies” feel in the abdomen. However, not everything is good. There are times when you eat to hide feelings that are not pleasant causing, in the long term, a problem.

For this reason we present the following signals that can indicate you eat to hide your emotions.

 

1. Emotional hunger starts suddenly. Everything opposite to the physics that happens gradually.

 

2. When you are eating to mitigate a feeling it does not matter if your stomach is full or empty, you only need to eat. In this case, you tend to choose a specific food, since you do not like any food; a contrary situation happens when it is due to hunger.

 

3. It requires immediate satisfaction. In specific about an unhealthy food.

 

4. It does not matter if you are full. You feel the need to keep eating, regardless of whether this causes you discomfort (pain or inflammation).

 

5. New emotions arise. After the excess of food there is a feeling of guilt.

 

6. You experience a degree of control. With each bite you think the situation begins to calm down and you feel more confident about what is going to happen.

 

The American College of Cardiology, points out that an excellent tip to avoid eating for emotions is the following: stop and take deep breaths before you start eating your food.

 

A balanced diet not only takes care of your physical well-being, also emotionally.

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How to get ride of work stress

One of the biggest problems that a person can face in their work is stress. This occurs as a result of an imbalance between the demands of the environment (internal or external stressors) and the available resources of the subject. In this way, the elements to consider in the potentially stressful interaction are: situational variables (for example, a bad relationship with a superior in the workplace), individual variables of the subject that faces the situation (for example, social skills) available) and consequences of stress. Therefore, stress appears when certain demands are made to the individual, which has to respond but does not have the necessary resources to do so; then it is when the symptoms appear.

The list of symptoms of a person suffering from stress can be very extensive and varied:

– Concern

– Fear

– Lack of concentration

– Insecurity

– Negative feelings

– Negative thoughts

– Tremors

– Sleep disorders

– Eating disorders

– Digestive pains …

There are many factors that can arouse a stress response; Any situation or condition that puts pressure on the individual in his work can cause a stress reaction. And sometimes, even if the situation is not objectively very stressful (for example, it may be overwhelming for one individual, but not for another), if an individual interprets this situation as a danger, or as a potential threat. , the stress reaction will arise. But there are certain factors that have been seen that are repeated in people who have suffered work stress such as overwork, lack of resources to do it, bad relationships with superiors or subordinates, lack of time to perform the tasks demanded, insecurity in employment, etc.

But what can we do to prevent this problem?

● Rest. It is important to have enough time to recover from a hard day’s work. Disconnecting and focusing on other types of pleasant activities will make you perform better the next day at your workplace.

● Maintain a healthy lifestyle by taking care of the diet and exercising regularly.

● A good communication with other members of your team will make the environment relaxed and we feel comfortable to express ourselves freely.

● Do not let problems go by: face them in a more active or passive way, analyzing what is best in each case.

● Practice relaxation with some assiduity in the moments when we are worse, dedicating some time to ourselves.

● Congratulate ourselves when we have done a task well. If we have done wrong to recognize that we have done wrong on this occasion, analyze our mistakes and correct them, without guilt, without negative thoughts about oneself.

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

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Why are you depressed?

 

Why are you depressed, if you do not have any problems, if you have everything, this is one of the affirmations that many people make before a person who feels depressed, the explanation is simple they say it because they have not gone through a depression.

Anyone can fall into a depression, it’s like when you go through a forest that you think you know and without wanting it or realizing you get lost, you have taken a path that you thought was familiar and you continue walking with the confidence that you will leave it, do not think about calling Nobody, you know how to find the way, and you keep walking and walking, and it starts to get dark and you do not see where you are anymore. Someone told you that following the stars you could find the north but what stars? How are they interpreted? It will be easy but I do not see the way and at the end you see yourself going around without seeing anything and without knowing how to get out.

Have you ever lost yourself in broad daylight? sure yes, but if there is light, how is it that you lose ?, well imagine when you see nothing ….

Suffer a depression is that, is to be in a black tunnel, it is like putting on a dark glasses that do not let you see, although everyone around you see everything as much clarity, you explain that you are not like that because you want, that you have lost the illusion, that you have lost the desire to do things and that you also have a hard time doing them, that you just want to cry and stay in bed, you do not want to take care of yourself anymore, so that a negative vision of yourself, of the future and the world … for what?

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Time passes and you can not get out, when the people around you are already aware that something is wrong with you, they try to help you by encouraging you, comforting you, pushing you, everyone does it the way they know or can, and you think that They do not understand you, they are wrong, because you do not even know how to explain what happens to you, if you do not understand it or you.

You do not realize that there is a solution, depression is cured, even if it seems impossible, you get out of it.

You go through the forest, the branches hit you in the face, you stumble and you get desperate, you stay lying on the cold ground, suddenly a hand touches you, it’s a stranger, that in that dark forest, it appears and touches you on the shoulder, it encourages you to get up, to tell you what happens to you while he seems to know the path between so much darkness, you begin to walk together, slowly, calmly, there is no hurry; even if you want to get out of there, and get to your house where you will feel more secure, however that stranger starts to show you interesting things, like different ways of seeing in the forest, it is true that when there is no light, the trees look ghosts and distorted, we see unreal figures that invade us and fear is so intense that it penetrates us, that we believe that we will never get out of there.

In other words, within the framework of psychology, a depression is thinking bad, negative thoughts, distorted thoughts of reality, irrational ideas that settle in us in a way that we feel a pessimistic feeling invades us, penetrates us and we believe that it does not we can recover, are accompanied by feelings such as sadness, fear, insecurity, lack of enthusiasm, apathy ….

And time goes by and you keep walking through the forest, but you do not go alone anymore, you do not see where you’re going, but he does, and he guides you, tells you stories that sometimes you do not know very well because he tells you, you you listen and then in those stretches of silence you think about them, it leaves you at some point that you choose the path to go, and he goes with you, also listening to your stories, asking about them and being interested in the reason for what you tell him; Those questions that sometimes make you think that your way of living, of seeing past things go through the same filter, that’s why the ways of facing situations are often so similar.

After walking for a while, you start to see among the trees, it seems that there is light, it is still a little far away but there is light.

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Getting out of a depression means being willing to open your mind, to be receptive to other ways of thinking, to see things differently, not unreally, but objectively, to accept that it is normal for negative feelings to appear, but not to be dragged by them, you can keep walking even feeling bad, it is more difficult but you can, it is the effort of not paying attention to the apathy or apathy, you have to keep moving, dancing even if your feet hurt, they will rest …

You are getting closer and closer to the light, that forest that looked like a labyrinth, has an exit, you have walked with your new friend until the end of that trip, you have talked so much … it is time to say goodbye, you already know that if you come back to lose, you can find the exit, or you alone or asking for help, but you will leave, that gives you strength and security, because there is always a path with light, always, even if we do not see it, you will know it is there.

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Suffering a depression is a painful experience, it supposes a high suffering for the person who suffers it, but it is not forever if you work on it, it can be overcome, you just have to know how, if you do not know look for someone to help you and guide you, because there is always a long way to go and many songs to dance.

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The best sources of vegetable proteins

Obtaining proteins without resorting to dairy or meat can help you stay slim and healthy.

Proteins are broken down in the body as amino acids that promote cell growth and repair. Another benefit of proteins is that they take longer to digest, so you’ll feel fuller for longer with fewer calories without wanting to peck.

Meat is one of the main sources of protein. However, it is not the only way to obtain it. That is why we present 14 sources of vegetable protein, as well as tips on how to add them to your diet.

Before viewing them, note that women should get around 46 g of protein per day, while men 56 g
1. Green peas
Legumes are a good source of vegetarian protein. One cup of green peas contains 7.9 g of vegetable protein, about the same as a cup of milk.

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If you do not like them, you can add them in a pesto sauce by mixing them with toasted pine nuts, fresh mint, olive oil and Parmesan.
2. Quinoa
Most cereals contain a small amount of protein. However, it should be noted its high presence in quinoa with more than 8 g per cup. In addition, it is the protein source par excellence because it includes the nine essential amino acids that the body needs for growth and repair, but can not produce by itself.

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You have no excuse not to include quinoa in your diet since it is very versatile. You can make salads, sauté them with vegetables, add sugar and eat them with fruits like breakfast, etc.

3. Nuts
A part of protein, they contain healthy fats. So, adding nuts to your diet is very important.

Almonds, cashews and pistachios, for example, contain 160 calories and 5 or 6 grams of protein per fruit. Choose varieties that are raw or dry toasted. Also, choose the brand with as few ingredients as possible, only nuts and maybe salt. On the other hand, avoid those that have hydrogenated oils or a lot of added sugar.

4. Beans
There are many varieties of beans. A common characteristic is its high amount of vegetable protein. Two cups of beans contain approximately 26 g.

5. Chickpeas
With only half a cup of chickpeas, you will get 7.3 g of vegetable protein. In addition, they are very beneficial because of their high fiber content and low calories.

You can add them in salads, make mashed chickpeas, make hummus …

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If you are vegan or vegetarian, these are some of the sources that you can use to have a balanced diet considering proteins.

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