How Sleep Impacts Life Rhythms

MoodSleepWhatever your age, if you haven’t realized by this point in life that sleep or lack thereof affects your brain, this study is about to school you. A new study shows us that when we run on a deficit of sleep, our daily rhythm is ‘off beat’. This impairs our mood and cognition.

Even though the study was conducted with participants from the UK it’s quite universally apparent that sleep affects every human being no matter where they live on Earth. Can we agree on that fact? It’s not up for debate, actually. Navy SEALs undergo sleep deprivation in training. See what I mean?

If you were a hunter, your reaction time is impaired. If you work in a group setting, your mood is impaired. If you write for a living, chances are it’s not nearly as good as it could be if you were running on full brain power.

Every cell in our body has a clock. It’s definitely an intangible one deemed the biological clock. When the clocks are out of rhythm – things don’t work seamlessly and the body knows it. The brain condemns it and exhibits it in a disorderly and discordant fashion.

Imagine your body is a clock shop. You’ve heard that clocks in a clock shop ultimately will vibe in sync with one another, right? The human body works the same. And when the cell clocks are deranged, this study shows that itgives rise to mood disorders.

Knowing that these studies show a lack of sleep and a derangement in cell clock rhythms is dangerous to the body – what can we do? Embrace the sandman by a  sound machine. Get your rest!

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Evolution Gave These Lizards Toxic Blood

LizardOnce upon a time, Raptar bars turned tongues green. No harm, no foul. Jump to realize life and science shows us how these hardcore lizards have evolved to contain toxic blood. The key to survival is the most deadly defenses we can develop. Mother Nature gave these lizards toxic blood for their survival. How can we use it for ours?

You and I know blood to be red. Many animals have red blood, too. There are some animals that have blue blood. That’s pretty common. But science knows of a family of lizards that have toxic green blood. Need we be worried? They’re called skinks. Sounds worrisome.

Well these lizards are native to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. That’s not why they have lime green blood but researchers have many different theories. One is that the blood allows them to be immune to certain diseases. This could be invaluable for developing treatments for conditions that those of us red-blooded good-for-nothings know all-too-well.

The other theory is that the lime green blood is toxic to predators and discourages attacks. Birds seem to be impervious to this evolutionary advantage. I wonder if this could be used to somehow protect us from malaria? It is, after all, toxic to the malaria parasite. Clearly this isn’t an industrialized nation problem but Bill Gates must know about the skink family for his side gigs. Sounds gangsta, doesn’t it?

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Eat Fish Twice Weekly to Reduce Heart Disease

EatFishI never would have expected to see a headline advocating eating this type of meat twice a week to reduce heart attack risk. But a study has found that eating fish twice a week significantly helps to reduce heart attacks. Who knew?

The beauty of fish lives in the omega-3 fatty acids. The splendid molecules help reduce fatty deposits in the blood and decreases the possibility of abnormal heart rhythms. These are the culprits of cardiac disease. Eating fish helps to ensure your heart is safe and sound.

And those of you are sickened by the idea of fish will only need to grin and stomach it twice a week. If it makes it any easier to swallow, you only have to consume a 3.5 ounce piece of meat. Have you tried swordfish? Tuna steak is an all American favorite. If all else fails, embrace the tilapia. The only rule is that the fish cannot be fried.

Have no fear for those who still aren’t sure how to serve fish to the dinner table twice a week. Gordon’s has beautifully prepared a few options available in your local freezer section. Otherwise gift yourself with this fantastic cookbook on great ways to prepare mouthwatering fish and pick up a George Foreman Grill while you’re at it.

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Are Octopuses Alien?

AlienThey sure look like aliens, with crazy legs flailing in all directions. The fact that their legs grow back when you cut them off is foreign enough. But as unearthly as these creatures may seem, science knows they exist here on Earth. What else can live among us?

Unlike any other animal on Earth, octopuses and cuddle fish can edit their own DNA. What this means is that they can correct imperfections that are otherwise there till the end of your life.  Mutations edit them out in the rest of our species. How many of us humans would edit our DNA if life allowed us to do it?

Call me a conspiracy theorist but some scientists allege that the ability to “correct” ones own DNA is a gifted ability only a more advanced species could develop. Is this something alien to us here on Earth? Well, excluding cephalopods – yes. This is the kind of housekeeping that could eradicate countless health conditions.

A good friend asked me “what if the government is getting ready to tell the public there are aliens out there?” If we live in a multiverse, what’s the likelihood that another universe has evolved thinkers that hypothesize that there’s another universe where the organisms hasn’t figured-out how to self-edit their DNA yet? Perhaps they could help us.

I don’t believe we’re the only higher thinking organisms in the universe. But knowing now what I didn’t know a year ago, I’m willing to embrace with open-arms anything the world has to show me. Bring it on.

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Stem Cells to Treat ED

EDIf the ominous cloud of a blue pill moment is getting too cumbersome for the natural flow in your sexual life, maybe this stem cell renovation might be a viable alternative.

Viagra works by opening the floodgates for blood flow to the area but the injection of stem cells may help to rejuvenate the circulatory plumbing from within. Imagine renovating an old pipes in a 50-year old house. Brand new working parts in the original packaging!

When I first learned about this treatment for men with ED, I requested to speak with a doctor who had been touting the procedure borrowed from regenerative medicine. My interest was for men with diabetes and nerve damage.

He explained to me this therapy is magical for some patients but (for lack of a better description) a lost cause for others. An example of some “others” might be men struggling with diabetes who’ve endured years of nerve damage before seeking help.

It’s never too late to learn more about improving your life. The best decisions are usually well-informed ones. Take a minute to learn more about regenerative  medicine today.

If all other options aren’t appealing, you can always go the natural route and juice  some watermelon and ginger. Bottoms up!

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Bone Drug May Cure Baldness

BaldnessLosing hair seems to be a common occurrence for older folks. However when people are younger it can sometimes be a little disconcerting. Researchers believe they made a sound and new magic drug for the treatment of baldness and the most unsuspecting place.

This interesting finding occurred and a drug for osteoporosis. There seems to be a protein, no pun intended, that the osteoporosis drug can suppress a protein that damages hair follicles and leads to hair loss.

Even with thickening shampoo or drugs like Rogaine, the results are not quite lasting. The underlying attack on the hair follicle still exist and they are for the balding recurs. The intervention of this protein interrupting follicle devastation may be a true game changer in the tricky ways of balding.

Random thought but I wonder if the same diet that is recommended to come that osteoporosis may actually be advantageous for those people anguishing over hair loss.

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Dangers for Elderly Not Talking Openly About Sex

Senior man, exercise with a hula hoop in parkFor the record, these ladies were clearly not included in this study. But once you get past the laughs afforded at the candid conversation about sex with these older ladies,  you can focus on the dangers presented by elderly folks who do not discuss sex openly with their partners and healthcare providers.

Here’s a fun statistic – nearly half of adults over the age of 65 are sexually active. Here’s a curious fact – the number people over the age of 65 talking about sex, both those having it and those who abstain, aren’t talking about it.

The only reason this is making headlines is because many healthy adults in that age group take supplements to retain their vitality. Doctors are concerned because many of them take prescriptions that could interact with such supplements.

Life is hard enough to live in a healthy fashion. Now those who have made it to their golden years because of their hush hush policies on sex, may actually be putting their health in jeopardy.

Modesty is a virtue. So what can we do about this modesty attached to sexual prowess in the age of the elderly? A book can help peel away any reservations, of course.  The biggest danger for the elderly sexually active is not talking about it. Share your limitations. Share your dreams. Get it.

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Magnesium is a Superhero for Anxiety

MgIs it any wonder that 40% of Americans report being as anxious or more than they were a year ago? Only 20% of people say they have less anxiety than they did a year ago. For what reason can we pinned this dilemma?

People report that health, finances, and safety are to blame for the increased anxiety. Knowing what I know about anxiety and also being tuned-into to the fact that a majority of Americans are deficient in magnesium – something tells me our diet may have a little to do with this mushroom cloud of anxiety.

The fact remains that there is no easy answer to mitigating anxiety. It’s a combination of free training yourself to deal with anxiety, removing the triggers of events that caused anxiety for you, and treating yourself with the right diet that entails healthy, nutritious foods. When your diet isn’t an easy fix – you can always supplement with some Natural Calm.

Who wouldn’t benefit from less stress, better sleep, and more bioavailable magnesium levels to combat anxiety? Mix 2 teaspoons with water about 40-minutes before sleep and enjoy sweet dreams and calming days.

The stigma of mental health is a nonissue, everybody’s doing it. People mostly agree that a sound mind leads to a healthier body. The simple addition of a water soluble magnesium to a drink daily is a no-brainer. C’mon, folks. Stop allowing yourself to be statistics. Take baby steps to dissipate your anxiety levels.

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The Melody of Less Anxiety

AnxietyMusic can have magical effects on our moods. Certain music can make us workout harder, add to our endurance, make us feel more aggressive, or calm us down. Researchers have found a way to take advantage of these mitigating effects of music. They were able to prove it work in the most unsuspecting way.

A study has found that a region of the brain responsible for anxiety and depression is impervious to the effects of dementia. This region can be positively influenced by music. So the beauty of this study is shown that music may be a viable solution, without medication, helping relieve the merciless effects of anxiety and depression.

Don’t let the underlying criteria of dementia count you out. Dementia is a way to ensure the aftermath of calm isn’t just a fluke. Anxiety and mood swings are common in people with dementia and especially seen in people with Alzheimer’s. But  like i mentioned earlier, the region of the brain responsible for those behaviors is unaffected by the progression of dementia.

So what’s the best source of music? Let your heart guide you on the journey to a stress and anxiety-free world. Also, let Amazon tell you what’s good in the musical arena.

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Five Tips to Living Longer

LongerLifeA study shows that 5 habits can extend your life by over a decade. If you’re up for the challenge – this one’s for you!

Nobody said life is easy but it’s definitely worthwhile paying attention to find simple tricks that make life easier. These tips include diet, regular exercise, not smoking, maintaining a healthy body weight, and drinking in moderation.

Telling someone to change their diet isn’t always the best delivery for such life-changing advice. Maybe the softer delivery involves giving a friend or picking-up a copy of Eat to Live. It’s both a guide to healthy eating as well as a jump-start to get yourself to the ideal body-weight. Plus it kills another bird in the bush of the 5 tips.

Nobody craves exercising but the recommendation is to try and get at least 30 minutes a day of it. Park 15-minutes from your workplace to guarantee yourself filling the daily quota. If that doesn’t appeal to you, leave your house after dinner and walk away for 15 minutes. The return trip will round-out your day for success.

Without sound like a broken record – don’t smoke. It’s a tough habit to quit but if you want to live a decade longer – there’s your incentive.

Lastly let’s look into the drink in moderation tip. Who doesn’t enjoy a good cheers? But if your adult beverage schedule shows you drinking more days than you attend work or drinking more alcohol than water – maybe you should reevaluate your definition of moderation.

If you live your life every day and the Yolo fashion – these tips or not for you. However if you do want less things to worry about sticking up in your blind spot, the study is doing you a solid. This goes for you too, gentleman.

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