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The things we put into our body, food and drink, as well as other factors in how we treat our bodies, like getting enough sleep and controlling our levels of stress, all of this is either contributing or encouraging toward disease, or, helping to fend off disease from building.
Here is how.
Cell phones, the internet, opioids, workaholism, all with steadily rising rates of anxiety and depression. What’s going on here?
America seems to be moving steadily down a rapidly darkening path, one of addiction, social isolation, anger, and general unhappiness. Why might this be?
Turns out that more than two thirds of us are not getting the recommended eight hours of necessary sleep each night. That probably doesn’t shock anyone. However, what may surprise you is the vast havoc and damage this wrecks upon all areas of your physical and mental health.
There is not one major organ in the body, or process in the brain, that isn’t optimally enhanced by sleep (or, detrimentally impaired when we don’t get enough).
Sleep is the single most effective thing we can do to reset and heal our brain and body health every day, even more so than diet and exercise.
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Water. Seems so obvious that it isn’t worth mentioning, but, the vast majority of us do not drink nearly enough. In fact, most people going through their days at least semi-dehydrated and not knowing it. Drinking water is crucial to maintain all your bodies systems in functioning properly. It energizes your muscles. Water keeps your skin moist and supple. It maintains normal bowel functioning, as well as keeps your kidneys working well.
Green tea is grand for your health in countless ways. It can improve brain function and help make you sharper, increases fat burning and improves physical performance, may lower risks of certain types of cancer, can decrease your risk of Alzheimer and Parkinson, improves dental health, assists in strengthening immune system, can help lower risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as many extend life. This is a drink worth acquiring a taste for on a daily basis.
Non dairy milks. Think almond, cashew, coconut milk, and macadamia milk. Just beware loads of added sugar. Go with unsweetened versions. These are loaded with good for your body fats and ingredients which help your body function at its best.
Pomegranate Juice. This one packs an antioxidant punch. Research shows it may help prevent inflammation, heart disease, and cancer. Its also great for your skin. Just beware, many pomegranate juices have loads of added sugar. You want pure pomegranate juice, nothing else.
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There has been significant discussion of shifting knowledge and new research coming to light about what are truly healthful foods for us to be consuming, versus what are more harmful items to be eating. We hear it all, especially certain contradictory messages, from meat as being terrible for our hearts, to then our being encouraged to consume such in abundance. What might be the truth? How can we decipher what is good for us or not? This can be a tough thing to parse out, as the topic of nutrition is such a wide ranging and ever expanding one, with new research coming to light almost weekly on such. For assistance with understanding nutrition, this can be a great introductory read: “Hungry for Change: Ditch the Diets, Conquer the Cravings, and Eat your way to Lifelong Health” by James Colquhoun and Laurentine ten Bosch.
With the ever increasing rise of digital technology, as well as administrative and desk jobs having become a primary job type, sitting has become the most common posture in the workplace and the one we tend to adapt for most of our day (studies show most desk workers spend an average of 10 hours per day sitting).
What is so bad about this for our health?
It turns out, a lot.
The human body and skeleton isn’t designed to be sitting, immobile, inactive, and hunched over all day. Its actually designed to stand, move, run, walk, bend, sprint, stretch, essentially to be in action the majority of the time.
The way we have developed in terms of daily use of our bodies (or, not) is in stark contrast to both our optimal health and the ways our bodies are meant to function and move.