These #Foods Still #Vegan If…

According to new findings, vegans may want to avoid consuming certain crops because of the way they grow them.. They say it inflicts harm and death on innocent insects. Some farms are found to use migratory beekeeping to grow their crops.

The rule of thumb for vegans is that they consume no products that require or harm animals. For the very same reason, many vegans do not consume honey. The world without honey sounds like a very bland place but that’s my lay opinion.

Bees play an important role in the circle of life. Without bees, the continuity of life in all forms will be arrested. Thank goodness the government is trying to come-up with ways to bio-engineer insects to pollenate the world.

Anyhow. I’m still curious as to how vegans feel about the findings that some farms are desecrating the vegan oath by using migratory beekeeping to grow their plants. Some examples of these crops are melons, avocados, almonds, and butternut squash. Well maybe the POV of the vegan and her take on honey will shed some light on it. She says it’s all about reducing pain of the insect, not avoiding it altogether.

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#WaterFasting to the Rescue

According to the source, water fasting could be the end to all ailments that plague the modern day body. If you have a real issue with normalizing sugars in Type 2 diabetes, intermittent fasting may be your fast and free way to kick your hyperglycemia.

According to a study, people with Type 2 diabetes who underwent intermittent fasting were able to resume control of the glucose control without the need for injected insulin. To what do we owe the biological miracle?

In Type 2 diabetes, the real problem is insulin resistance. Insulin is the hormone that helps move blood glucose to the muscles. A majority of blood glucose comes from food. So  when people with T2D intermittent fast their need for insulin goes down.

Even Dr. Mercola feels that intermittent fasting, skipping breakfast, may benefit the human body in a plethora of ways. His message is to cut-down on the carbohydrates we consume to help minimize the demand for insulin, hence enhancing our insulin sensitivity.

Dr. Mercola’s plan entails not eating 3-hours before bedtime. Waiting as long as possible before consuming the first meal of the day. Eating fewer carbohydrates, minimal proteins, and copious amounts of healthy fats like avocados and coconut oil. Can you do it? It may cut-back on the insulin you demand and stabiliz your body weight. Why not?

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#GreenTea Impact on #BloodSugar

If you opt to drink your tea without milk or sugars, you may be in luck when it comes to lowering blood sugar or avoid blood sugar problems, altogether. A new study shows us that black or green tea is a magic potion for normalizing glucose metabolism.

This study looked at people with Type 2 diabetes but as the improvements show, it can benefit all types of diabetes. Tea was shown to lower blood pressure, decrease rates of heart disease, and enhance insulin sensitivity.

For people with T2D, insulin sensitivity is their #1 problem. That’s not so much the case for people with Type 1 diabetes, but we can always use a leg-up on the blood pressure and cardiovascular disease angle.

Some of the preferred types of green tea are the pure matcha green tea – the baby green tea leaf. All of the aforementioned benefits of matcha tea are included but this one includes the amino acid L-thianine. It touts the benefits of improving mood, minimizing anxiety, and is loaded with antioxidants.

The study found the benefits were reaped by drinking 3 to 5 cups per day of tea. If you’re not a fan of green tea, black tea works just as well. The added benefits of macha always warm my heart so it’s in here for your perusal.

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They #Key to #Aging Gracefully

Aging is something we’re all subject to in the game of life, like sunburn. But luckily some researchers have found a key to slowing the aging process. Who knew we could find the magic potion in the produce aisle at our grocery store and/or Amazon?

So a predominant factor to aging lies in the damage to our cells. This damage is the price of admission because we’re all programmed to die. It’s how the cookie crumbles or, in other words, how our telomeres shorten. Baseball has 9-innings. Football has 4-quarters. We have a lifespan.

Rather than eating a boatload of these magical molecules, scientists have pared down to one key factor. It is called Fisetin, a naturally-occurring molecule that extends health and lifespan. The timing at when a person introduces supplementation of this flavonoid remarkably improves health.

You need not be too weary of supplementing with Fisetin. It’s derived from natural sources like apples, cucumbers, and strawberries. It helps to remove dead cells from the body. Essentially this improves the health cells in the body and improving overall health – even at a later age. No adverse side effects have been reported in studies with Fisetin. What have you got to lose?

At the end of the day, our bodies can stay in top shape but if our brain has checked-out, what’s it all worth? Thanks to a brain scientist, here are some tips to keep our mental health on top of its game. It’s not just about Sudoku. It’s exercising all parts of your noggin!

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#Work Smarter to #LiveLonger

A new study is showing us, if you want to live longer, it may be wise to shorten your workday. Lean into the process, bosses. Time at work is not the problem, actually. It’s the way we spend time while not at work that may be the culprit.

The amount of time we spend working cuts-into the time we spend relaxing, exercising, and socializing for our mental health. More importantly is the lack of sleep we endure to impress (fill-in the blank). Is it any wonder a study finds that spending too much time investing in work depletes our lifespan?

A 40-hour workweek is tied to health issues that shorten life like those that affect our brain, heart, and metabolism. It transcends physical health – it adversely affects our mental and social stress. In fact working more than 55-hours per week is shown to exacerbate these psycho-social symptoms.

Long hours lends itself to less sleep and more alcohol consumption. This arrests the process whereby the body releases hormones to repair, regenerate, and detoxify. Furthermore our executive functions are impaired. Missing-out on sleep is one of the most important ways the body retains balance.

So what can we do to alleviate the diminished return on overworking? Until the workday is abbreviated, pay close attention to improving your sleep hygiene. The usual suspects entail sound machines, aromatherapy, and off-the-beaten-path try a foam magnetic mattress pad. How much is a good night rest worth to you?

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#Penis Size and #Extinction

Of all the things that may burden a guy with a small penis, now science is sticking him with the dubious distinction for the extinction of mankind. What? Hang with me for a minute. This entails a mix of hypothesis, facts, and opinions.

Human extinction is not solely a size issue. In fact, the lion’s share of penis-owners are holding the bag (no pun, intended) for this one. Researchers are finding that sperm count is on a steady and alarming decline. This is due to plastics, chemicals, and “modern lifestyles”. That is code for unhealthy choices. No need to elaborate.

The gentlemen who are less endowed are purported to be more infertile. Supposedly the difference in size is less than a centimeter, seems a bit petty, to be honest. The clinical atmosphere could be reason alone why some men measured a little less. Nevertheless, science says one-third of an inch matters here.

By no stretch of the imagination were any of the men in this study micro-penis card-carrying members. In fact, less than 1% of the population qualifies and most of the small penises are in North Korea.

Guess who’s got the possible solution to this pesky penis problem? China wears the crown on this  issue and boy is it heavy. Chinese researchers think that may have a way to help us survive unless climate change, rogue warfare, or machines take us out first. They believe they can manipulate DNA methylation to our advantage.

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Why #Hugs Spike Our #Happiness

Ever wonder why the saying “hug it out” has staying power? This story explains how hug make us happy. This isn’t something you can sell in pill form. The happiness from a hug  comes from within – it’s as organic as the human body can process.

Regardless of age or gender, when a conflict is followed by a hug – people feel better about the event. When we have less negativity lingering about an inter-personal snafu, we are less likely to shy away from said person.

The same news, reported from a different source found that hugging helps to alleviate stress, which effectively boosts immunity. This keeps us happier, healthier and more resilient to sickness. It’s a win-win for all.

The psychology of a hug is quite telling. Although this article doesn’t go into details, of course I went looking for them. Starting at birth, mothers hug their newborns. As we grow-up, hugs make us feel better. A hug is a symbol of acceptance, it releases dopamine into the brain.

So what a hug means, in a universally understood body language is I accept you. Who doesn’t want to be accepted?

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How #Bugs Can Protect Our #FoodSupply

What could possibly be important enough for the government to get involved? Well, our food supply does take a top fiddle in the show. Sure enough, the government is trying to bioengineer an insect to ensure our crops are protected from…

A program called “Insect Allies” is designed to protect crops in the event of a biological attack threatening the survival of our wheat and corn supply. Aphids, leaf hoppers, and white flies are the insects proposed to be mutated to protect these crops. They are the usual suspects to spread viruses among plants. The “Insect Allies” will work by spreading a virus that will implore gene mutations immediately to protect crops from vulnerabilities.

The initial intention of the “Insect Allies” are to protect from global warming and possible drought. In the event of a dry season, our food supply may be threatened, especially n the face of a growing population. The “Insect Allies” will be the unsung, biologically engineered heroes to save our nation.

However there is such as thing as a “Biological Weapons Treaty” that may forbid the further development of  the “Insect Allies”. Playing  by the rules in the coexistence of this treaty, officials are imploring that this is specifically to protect our food supply in the event of a climate disaster, threatening the existence of our population.

Although this is nothing directly related to the story, I’m reminded of something.I saw on”Shark Tank“. These entrepreneurs were pitching the concept of eating cricket flour in a product named Chirps Chips. Mark Cuban invested $100,000 because he’s interested in finding a sustainable protein source.  Jump on the sustainable bandwagon and pick yourself up a few bags. Bug appetite!

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#Eat Less, More #Sleep for #Health

Finding the fountain of youth is like chasing shadows. You know that sufficient sleep and exercise will do a body good but what can we eat to coerce the youthful glow? A new study says less is more for the body to look like a young chick.

Intermittent fasting is not as restrictive as one might think. Fasting has traditionally been the absence of food for a set amount of time. But intermittent fasting, or IF, is when you avoid eating for most of your day. For example, eating between 5PM until bedtime.

The benefits of IF are similar to those of fasting. It can include weight management, less time being sick. more energy, more clarity, and better mood. The commitment to IF is 6 days a week of the ‘window’ of eating anything, On the flip-side, traditional fasting requires no consumption of food during the time of fasting.

Without a better way to parlay to the next story, IF may be a potential way to rectify the disruption in mood  leading to teens lack of sleep. As mentioned earlier this week, including more Omega 3s could help with any anxiety and possible depression but why not include some proper intermittent fasting? Here’s a book that could shine the light on it.

Parents may not put two and two together but a study finds a correlation between teens who get less sleep and risky behavior.  These behaviors include drunk driving, suicidal behavior, self-harm, and high-risk sexual behavior. Of interest, these high-risk behaviors are also symptoms of people living with depression and bipolar disorder. You know what else is a symptoms? Poor sleep habits.

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#ArtificialSweeteners Kill the #GutBiome

Who would’ve thought artificial sweeteners could cause DNA mutations? A new study is showing us the truth behind those sugar-cheaters and it looks like we’re the  ones suffering the consequences of the don’t mess with Nature attitude behind it.

Nowadays, people are realizing how important a healthy gut microbiome is to overall health. It’s vital to healthy digestion, it’s pivotal to a strong immune system, and it’s the kingpin in overall mental health. Why are we unknowingly damaging it?

Researchers found that six common artificial sweeteners are the culprits behind this stick aftermath. These six include: aspartame, sucralose, saccharine, neotame, advantame, and acesulfame potassium-K. They are all mentioned because they damage the gut microbiome but some more than others.

These artificial sweeteners are approved by the FDA and found in many common products like soft drinks and sugar free products. Based on a simple imaging test, after the gut bacteria is exposed to the aforementioned substances, it clearly results in less of the very important gut flora.

Needless to say, the study found significant damage resulting from the artificial sweeteners. However the powers that be in the government are unwilling and/or unable to stamp a black box warning on these ubiquitous products. It’s happened before, Google it.  However this study can be shared with others you know and care about. Please do so.

If you’re a captive audience (like me) you may try and lean on the less damaging, less laboratory-engineered artificial sweetener like Truvia. It’s my “go to” when my body needs a little more sweetness.

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