Bubble Baths Lower Risk of Heart Disease

BubbleBathLast year, a study showed that people who believed they were in good health tended to be in better health. This was the case even for people who didn’t live the healthiest lifestyle. Now a study shows that people who tend to have a more optimistic outlook in life had less risk of developing heart disease and stroke.

The study shows that negative feelings like depression, anxiety, stress, anger, fear, and hostility can increase our chances of developing heart disease or a stroke. Makes sense to me. When we’re stressed, we make less-than-smart choices (i.e., drink, smoke, eat “comfort foods”).

Now we have studies that confirm the aftermath of a good outlook and negative emotions on our health. Why are we still hanging on to the stuff that does nothing for our health? Yes, that was a collective statement even though I’m projecting my own weakness on readers. Easier said than done, Frozen.

As human beings, we’re miraculous animals. Our state of mind can do so much for our health. Keeping a healthy brain and trying to see things on the bright side is a protective way of life. It’s like wearing your seat-belt while driving on the highway of life.

Want an easy way to decompress and think beautiful thoughts? Clean your mind and body in the most luxurious bath ever. Toss in some lavender and chamomile bubble bath and you’re golden!

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The Big Fat Sugar Lie

SugarLow-fat diets have been touted as the answer for years. Yet here we stand, with nearly half the population overweight and scratching their heads. A pediatrician is on a mission to explain to people why fat is not the enemy – sugar is the source of weight gain.

Most plants, fruits, and grains contain carbohydrates. Your body needs some amount of insulin to metabolize those carbs into energy. When all the energy is not used by the body, it is storied as fat. Dietary fat and stored body fat are long-lasting sources of fuel.

Fat sources like butter, cream, and avocado don’t require insulin. In fact, when fats are consumed, they immediately become sources of fuel for the body. This is why Bulletproof Coffee has been the way I start my days the last few months – no insulin necessary!

A note of caution – as you’re choosing fats for your diet, beware of the potential harm of canola oil. One study found that it could lead to weight gain and memory loss. Good thing Bulletproof Coffee calls for grass-fed unsalted butter and coconut oil. No canola oil here.

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Our Secret Weapons for Cancer

RobotsFirst it’s a shot that can shrink 97% of tumors in the body. Now it’s an army of nano bots that seek and destroy these tumors. Cancer – we’re coming for you so grab your white flags.

Mice robots must be small but when you translate this research into humans, it’s monumental for the results! These nano-robots were shown to seek-and-shrink the tumors.

Cancer tumors grow when they usurp nutrients from the body’s blood supply. These little robots are designed to carry medicine that can arrest the thievery of the nutrients that the body deserves – not the cancer!

How small are these nano-robots? They are claimed to be 90 manometers by 60 nano-meters, which is about too small for our lay understanding. Let’s just agree it’s small enough to launch an effective attack on the tumors.

This news, both approaches, give me something to smile about. Being immunosuppressed, I know my risk of facing cancer someday is more real than ever. But knowing that our research dollars and brilliant minds are upping their game – I’m not going to sweat it.

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Stress Relief in Magnesium or Tapping?

MagnesiumWith life comes stress. It’s part of the deal. Our body needs stress to grow. Our brains need it to grow pathways. But when you’re overloaded with stress how do you know and what can you do about it?

Let’s talk about balance. It’s about stress eating. It’s about weight fluctuations. It’s about being a frenzied squirrel. These are signs you could be running on a magnesium deficit. These are also subtle cues you may be pushing the red line of stress. Lucky for you magnesium is the natural answer for stress.

The best choices to get a natural mineral back into our bodies can be done by eating more of it. What foods gift us the disarming nutrient for less stress? Think nuts, seeds, and dark chocolate.

For those of you not keen on the foods listed above or featured in the video, there’s always an easy way to embrace Zen in a pill. Who doesn’t want better sleep, a healthier brain, and less anxiety? Magtein is safe, effective, and proven!

Last resort if diet or supplements don’t ring your bell – try tapping. Tapping is a technique whereby you tap yourself at different points on your body. It may look like nothing you’d expect to relieve stress but who cares? If it helps alleviate stress and all other options don’t work for you – give it a try!

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Cell Phones in the News

RatsKendrick Lamar has banned cell phones from his concerts but it’s not for the reasons we’re reading about cell warnings in health news. According to a study, there is some evidence that cell phones can cause tumors.

We all can agree, as ubiquitous as cell phones are in our lives, they definitely carry a nation of bacteria. From bedroom to bathroom – how could they not? I’ve said it before and I’ll link it again – arm yourself with some pocket-size anti-bacterial stuff.

Bacteria is the easy fix. However a study finds that cell phones may be linked to tumor growth in rats. Rats don’t use cell phones as much as us humans. The study found that tumors develop in 6% of male rats with high exposure to cell phone radiation.

If this radiation can translate into humans, we can safeguard ourselves by keeping it Bluetooth. Avoid keeping cell phones too close to your body and use speakerphone whenever possible.  Airplane mode is your friend, as it decreases the amount of radiation.

In the last 20-years,cell phone use has definitely increased but we cannot confirm a rise in the increase of lethal cancers from it. To this end, scientific circles cannot agree that cell phones are toxic. Call, text, and download at your discretion.

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Headlines that Deserve Friday

DreFridayWhatever it means to you, I saved these headlines for Friday because it’s worth pondering the content over the weekend. Pugs, bad judgement, and the best cancer news yet!

Instagram loves them but do they know that a study says  that 1 in 3 pugs cannot walk right? Because of their short snout and abbreviated legs, pugs are more prone to structural abnormalities. Isn’t the great moral question are we subjecting this poor breed for our viewing enjoyment? Cartoon pugs are just as cute but nobody has to suffer health consequences.

Shame on these Yale students and the dental professor for taking a selfie with a severed head. What is this world coming to with standards like these?  Finally getting your hands on a cadaver is the apex of education for some. But be mindful of the fact that cadaver was someone’s child.

Let’s end the week on a very promising note: researchers believe they may be on their way to developing a blood test to detecting more than 60% of cancers in the body. Even better is that a vaccine may effectively treat 97% of tumors in the body. This still in mice studies but researchers are very excited at the progress they’ve made.

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Woodpeckers Can Prevent NFL Brain Injury

FootballAren’t they majestic? Their hard work requires that they put their body and brains on the line, sacrificing their long-term health. Of course, I’m talking about football players but it seems that we can learn a lot from the woodpeckers in how to protect the brains of our celebrated football players.

Who knew the force at which a woodpecker pecks is significantly greater than the messiest tackle in an NFL game? Woodpeckers have some sort of superhuman protection going on in that little noggin’ of theirs. The NFL needs to know their secret.

Encephalopathy is brain swelling usually due to a traumatic brain injury. A study found residual brain swelling in samples of bird brains. However, it’s a calling card found in former NFL players. Why do football players suffer the consequences of Alzheimer’s and dementia and not woodpeckers?

The MVP in helping to prevent brain injury from transitioning into Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is the tau protein. It’s the piece of protection in the brain that might help deter the manifestation of the long-term adverse effects from brain injury. Woodpeckers have it, too. They just don’t seem to suffer long-term brain damage from it. Or do they? Let me know if you have an enlightening, deep conversation with a woodpeckers. Otherwise, let’s assume their intellectual capacity doesn’t suffer whatsoever.

Woodpeckers have an advantage because their brains are not suspended in fluid as much as ours. So when they take a hit from pecking, there’s less “give”. Also, woodpeckers are equipped with more biological cushioning in their skulls. Can somebody write a letter to engineering of the human body for destined football players? We need more of that for brain protection.

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Good Reason for Low Alcohol Consumption

AlcoholNot too long ago, a study explained to us that we need to sleep in order to help facilitate the waste out of our brain. When I read the study, it seemed like flushing the toilet of junk-collected in our cebrospinal fluid. There’s great news for people who like to drink! Alcohol seems to do a little bit of the same thing sleep can do for clearing the brain of waste.

In no way is this a PSA to blackout and reap the rewards of sleep. It’s interesting how the sleep study explains that beta-amyloid is removed from the brain during sleep. Does alcohol make this happen, too? According to this study, it’s seen in people who partake in a low-intake of alcohol.

The magic number is 2.5 drinks. The magic of which the study speaks is a reduction in inflammation. Of course, part of this anti-inflammation is coupled with the removal of toxins from the brain – like sleep can do for our big, beautiful brains.

Here comes the threshold warning: high alcohol intake impairs the lymphatic function, this negates the  refreshing effects of low alcohol intake. So be mindful of your consumption, folks.

The Mayo Clinic found moderate alcohol consumption to be linked to a decrease in the risk of diabetes and enhance cognitive function. Of course, if you consume so much alcohol that you’re nonsensical and unable to move your body, that’s the antithesis of looking smart and optimizing insulin sensitivity. Don’t be that guy.

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Of Course Dogs Can Smell Fear

DogBitesAccording to the fun fact spit-out by the adorable kid in the movie “Jerry McGuire”, dogs and bees can smell fear. A new study substantiates that little kid’s claim.

Research says to fake it before you make it. Dogs tend to be less aggressive toward people that demonstrate unflappable confidence. If you’re a nervous person, try your best to mask the nervousness, especially if being bitten by a dog is not on your bucket list.

Sometimes you just can’t fake confidence. For those of you that qualify in this regard, heed some of these tips designed to minimize the risk of being bitten by a dog:

Never leave a dog unattended with a young child. Dogs can be unpredictable. Never assume it’ll behave when you’re not around.

Respect a dog. Don’t bother it while it’s eating or sleeping. How would you react when somebody sneaks-up on you when you’re “off guard”? Exactly.

Let a dog sniff you before you go-in for a pet. Also, ensure that the owner is okay with you approaching or petting their dog. You wouldn’t hug a random kid, would you? You would if you’re a creeper.

All details of this study are available to read online for free. The study was titled, “How many people have been bitten by dogs? A cross-sectional survey of prevalence, incidence, and factors associated with dog bites in a UK community.

If you want to teach a routine biter a lesson, just spritz yourself all over in bitter spray. When Fido goes in for the dominance stamp – he’ll soon learn a lesson ingrained into his muscle memory. You’ll taste bad but the tea tree oil will soothe.

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Eating Insects Good or Bad?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAShark Tank made it look great but it was a little too forward-thinking for a Shark to bite. This entrepreneur was pitching an eco-friendly cricket bar. But according to this news story, that may have a hint of saber-rattling.

Experts are likening eating insects to kicking the can down the road. Just because you’re swapping out worms and crickets for chicken and beef may only shift the ultimate shortage.

So crickets and meal worm powder may not be the perfect combination for replenishing a protein source. What if our ‘learned necessity’ for protein is just a fabrication of the truth?

The truth of nutrition is that we do need micro nutrients like carbohydrates, fat, and protein. However, like our super-sized mentality for most things in life, we may not need nearly as much as we’ve been led to believe.  A plant-based diet is not as lacking as we think.

Carbs provide energy. Fats provide energy that doesn’t require insulin to digest. Protein is a building-block for cells and provides sustained energy. Although a vegan lifestyle is daunting for many, Dr. Oz did say it’s the nutrition plan that will save your life.

Nobody ever wants to hear they’re doing it wrong but what if we need to change the way we’re doing it for health, longevity, and sustainability for all?

If you’re considering the shift to a healthier diet for the sustainability and quality of life, checkout the “Plant Based Diet for Beginners.” It’s a $10 investment to gain knowledge. Someday you may decide to pull the trigger. Regardless of your decision, you’ll have the knowledge in-hand to support it.

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