Unspeakable Acts to Feed #Addiction

The definition of a savage is a violent towards of nature. The sick truth is that some opioid addicts go to extremes to get prescriptions to feed their addiction. These people should be ashamed of themselves for what they do to their pets.

There have been reports of pet owners who abuse their pets to the extreme whereby a vet prescribes opioid medications. Pardon me for my ignorant question but do opioids nullify a conscience?

So the question is, legally, what are the repercussions for these people who choose to abuse their pets rather than seek treatment for their addiction?

As some veterinarians are starting to realize, this has been a problem for quite some time. Animals that have come in repeatedly with injuries requiring opioid pain meds are being reevaluated.

To further the awareness among vets, there is now an online course offered to spot the signs. Honestly? I wish Amazon sold a good conscience in pill form. Poor innocent animals. Savages.

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Casualties of Work #Email and Too Much #Exercise

Do you believe that too much of a good thing can be bad for your health? Here’s what two studies are telling us about checking work email out-of-work and exercising too much. Yes, there is such a thing as exercising too much.

Checking your work email when out of the office is bad for your health, all around. It strains your romantic relationships, it causes undue work-related stress on the off hours, and it doesn’t pay. It’s a mental liability and even a hefty salary cannot compensate for that kind of anguish.

For the record, it bothers your partner more than it bothers you. Yes. Working more than your paid is going above and beyond. It hurts your relationships in the safe harbor of home and surely your boss doesn’t compensate for that toll. Put the smartphone down.

Some of us like hitting the gym as a way to decompress from work. This is a fantastic way to clear our heads, take our beats per minute to town, and celebrate our body in the best way possible. But another study is telling us that too much exercise is bad for mental health.

The study followed people over a 4-year period. Researchers found that those who exercised 3-5 days a week, about 60-90 minutes each time, had the best  number of optimal mental health days. Exercise, in general, is good for overall well being. But there’s a turning point for this study.

People who exercised more than 23-times per month or longer than 90-minutes per session reported fewer ‘good’ mental health days in a month. So it is true that too much of a good thing can be unhealthy, especially when it comes to exercise and work email.

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#Drunk Wasps Are Meaner

You know how everybody knows somebody who’s a real d-bag when they get drunk? It turns-out, wasps are the same way. Who’s giving these piercing bugs booze, you ask? Blame it on the rotten fruit, people.

These wasps are the ones studied in the UK. Due to climate change, the wasps are getting drunk and attacking. They are eating fruit that has been ripe and fermenting for a while. Fermented fruit is a catalyst for raising blood alcohol levels in insects, just like in humans.

Another similarity in human behavior and wasps is that these drunken wasps are more aggressive and/or angrier. The study measured that their pension for stinging was greater than when they’re sober wasps. That sounds like a ridiculous statement but it’s true.

Well this phenomenon was noted in the UK but climate change is a universal issue. What can we do about it? National Geographic suggests 5 ways we can curb our impact on global warming.

Or if you’re ready to go the extra mile to reduce your carbon footprint, pick-up the book “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever to Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.” Whether you do a little or a lot – doing something about it is better than doing nothing.

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Is #Dairy Causing Your #Acne?

If you love cheese like I love cheese – Houston, we have a problem. This is only a problem for those of us who deal with acne or rosacea. The front-and-center problem of adult acne may be linked to dairy consumption. Say it ain’t so.

A study finds that the whey protein in skin milk may trigger skin conditions like acne and rosacea to erupt. Science says it’s due to the whey protein. The way skim milk agitates the skin is stemming from sugars which play a hormonal Cascades. This paints a not so pretty picture on our skin.

If you are like me and are willing to put the dairy to the test – the study says it takes about three weeks for dairy to clear your system. At that time you should start to see more improved skin tone and texture. Bring it on!

Don’t let your distinguish palate be the downfall of beautiful skin. Dairy and cheese can be adequately substituted with vegan options. No. Vegan options are nowhere close to real dairy but how can you substitute clear skin? A mask is only appropriate one day of the year.

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Is a #Weed Breathalyzer On the Horizon?

It’s the dawn of a new day! A breathalyzer that detects alcohol and weed is coming to the market. Whether you choose alcohol or weed, this breathalyzer will measure your levels of being too drunk or too stoned.

We currently have simple contraptions for measuring alcohol in breath. Heck, you can get a keychain breathalyzer on Amazon. The interesting thing about weed is that it can delay your responses as much as alcohol. That’s a fact. This could definitely be a recipe for disaster.

The device, developed by Hound Labs, can detect both levels of alcohol and THC in your system. It can detect if someone has consumed marijuana in the last 2-hours based on THC levels in their breath. A trauma doctor says that weed impairment peaks at 2-hours, after consumption.

The Federal Agency investigating whether or not THC is a cause of impairment to driving was unable to come to a conclusion. But for the record, the ER trauma doc was quite certain it’s a bad idea. The reason it was inconclusive? Young men are the highest risk for car accidents. Coincidentally they are also an abundant demographic of weed consumers.

A 2017 report says that 55 million people have used marijuana in the last year or use it continually. That’s almost 17% of the population. The NIH reported that 70% of adults over the age of 18 have consumed alcohol in the last year.

Alcohol is “legal” and the government gives us a stipend on how much we can consume legally. How about weed? It seems to be a favorable lever to decompress and I’m guessing it sparks fewer violent altercations. If they’re planning on drafting a legal amount of consumption – shouldn’t they a) legalize it and b) tell us how much is okay to drive?

Just because you turn a blind eye to the fact it exists doesn’t mean people will stop doing it. In fact, the most light you shine on it, the more educated the consumer. C’mon, Uncle Sam. Be part of the solution, not the “problem”.

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#ResponseTime Diminishes with #Age

In one fell swoop (Shakespearean meaning) – aging sucks. A study finds that older people are less likely to know when they’ve made a mistake. Listen-up fellow people with diabetes. This kind of applies to us, too. Diabetes ages us way faster than the general population. This goes for Type 1s and Type 2s.

The rule of thumb for kids is that your parents are always right – no questions asked. But what if, as you get older and become an adult, you start to realize mom and dad are making a few mistakes they don’t realize they’re making. According to a study, it’s happening.

In this “look away” test, both young and older adults performed the same. However younger adults were more willing to accept their mistakes whereas older adults were adamant they did not make a mistake.

Our eyes process information through our nervous system. What they see is projected to our brain and processed. As we age, the speed at which the lights turns-on when we flip the switch. The NCV, or nerve conduction velocity diminishes so slowly that an older adults may not realize it’s happening, hence their contesting their “mistakes”.

I wonder if this study had any credibility insofar as improving NCV? The conclusion seems to speak positively about the supplementation of gallic acid along with exercise. Why not? It’s not fighting city hall if you’re the gov’ner. Speak with your doctor before you go Guinea pigging this on yourself.

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#Kids Can #Age You Faster

Don’t shoot the messenger. Moms say kids keep them young. Researchers say multiple kids age moms faster. Can we find the truth somewhere in the middle?

According to science, telomeres are the marker used in this study. They are the “thingys” that hold DNA stands together, like the ends of shoelaces. As they become shorter and more tattered, the DNA becomes weaker.

In this study, it was found that the more pregnancies a woman had – the more weathered and “aged” her DNA became. My question is would this be the same for a woman who had an orphanage but never gave birth to any kids?

The author of this piece had a great point. The stress and nonstop job of parenting is a 24-7 job with no vacations. It’s not an easy entry-level joke, either. It’s blood, sweat, tears, and unrelenting debt on your life-equity. That’s the kind of debt banks don’t issue loans to pay-off.

Good news! Lifestyle changes can increase telomere length nearly 10%. Eating a plant-based diet, moderate exercise, stress management techniques, and social support among friends and loved ones help a lot! Diet and exercise have nothing to do with kids, by the way. The last two can easily be assuaged with family appreciation techniques.

For good measure (no pun, intended) checkout this book on how to increase your life by 10-years. If you still care to fortify your telomeres length, consider investing in a supplement called TeloVite.

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Jiminy #Cricket He’s Good for Your #Gut

Disney aside, think about the reality of eating crickets. It’s not nearly as nasty as you might think. A study says it’s quite beneficial to your gut health. Who knew? They’re not just for pets !

Eating insects, specifically crickets, are not only healthy for the gut biome but it’s also helpful for reducing inflammation. Beyond helping your gut – it’s also considerably friendly to the environment. No joke – they’re available on Amazon.

Crickets are fibrous. Fiber is a catalyst for stirring the growth of helpful gut bacteria. Participants in this study had their blood and feces tested during their cricket consumption. Both tested A-ok, in fact it was better than ok….it was good in all ways!

Sustain the environment externally, improve the environment internally and pursue the healthier lifestyle. Period. What’s stopping you? I hear ya. Here’s your hook-up for delicious recipe ideas. YouTube will show you the way.

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#Men Crying After #Sex. It’s a Thing!?

Men have feelings too, ladies. A new study finds that a whopping 40% of men have reported feelings of sadness and emptiness after sex. Half of those men report it happening in the last month.

Typically this is something associated with women in their sexual engagements. The clinical name is post-coital dysphoria. As times are changing, men are coming to light to speak about their bedroom depressions.

Women and men alike describe the feeling as emptiness, sadness, and sense of self-loathing following sex. Is it simply bad sex or is there something deeper? In  a study on twins, both reported having the “sad sex”, which could mean it’s genetic. Some researchers say it has to do with the dopamine-rebound effect. Coming down from the dopamine high  is too sad to go unnoticed, I guess.

Survey says women having regular sex (semi-decent sex) are less stressed. Perhaps this works the same for the gentlemen. How do you solve a problem like Maria? Read some of the Facebook comments following the study and judge for yourself.

If you know you’re an after sex crybaby and your partner doesn’t dig it – maybe you two can work it out or choose a new way to get to the same destination without the emotional aftermath?

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#BloodTest for #Depression Someday

Can depression be measured in your blood? This is an interesting question considering many people suffer with it but just sweep it under the rug for stigma reasons or because they don’t realize they can live a more joyful life.

Now researchers are trying to take part of the guessing game out of the equation. A blood test may identify a deficiency linked to depression. This could be a game changer for those saddled with the unrelenting sadness.

The naturally-occurring amino acid is acetyl-L-carnitine, Researchers found that people who live with severe depression have lower levels of the protein. It has been touted for its enhancements to brain function, cognitive improvements, and combating neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s and dementia. It’s available on Amazon, but that may change once the FDA classifies it as a viable way to “treat” depression.

This blood test may be available in the near future and may likely improve the lives of nearly 10% of the population. Here in the United States, nearly 30 million people live with depression, many of whom are undiagnosed therefore untreated. Depression is not just one condition – often it affects the body in a variety of ways. Perhaps this is the new dawn for the world to turn that internal frown upside down.

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