Causes Of Fatigue

Fatigue, Health
Many people are walking around, driving, going to work and living their lives in a permanent state of fatigue. In this article we are going to discuss some of the causes of fatigue. Sometimes people are tired for unexplained health reasons, but often there are very typical reasons for fatigue which include lack of regular sleep, poor diet, and not getting enough exercise. Fatigue can be very frustrating and even disabling due to feeling as if you cannot get things done or enjoy your downtime. There is no reason to be tired all the time. It’s not a normal state of being in healthy people. If you use all these ideas there is no doubt that you’re going to be on your way to not just getting over fatigue, but…
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Opioid Withdrawal

Depression, Opiods, Pain relief
Opioid withdrawal can be one of the most difficult things a person will do in their lifetime. Many people who hear about addiction to prescription opioids underestimate the difficulty of stopping the drug and trying to live a normal life. The first problem is the physical side effects and symptoms of withdrawal, especially if the person with an addiction tries to go “cold turkey” and give up immediately, rather than gradually reduce their dosage and wean themselves off the drug. Opioid withdrawal symptoms Opioid withdrawal can be extremely uncomfortable for some people. They will usually manifest as intense flu-like symptoms that can last for days or even weeks. During this period of time, it’s very tempting to end the suffering by just going back on the opioids, so real commitment…
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Yoga To Treat Depression

Depression, Mood Swings, Yoga
Does yoga help with depression? Before answering this question, we need to know what exactly depression is, and how does it impact your life. What Is Depression? Depression is an illness that affects your brain. It is your reaction to something sad, loss of someone, or dejection. When these feelings aggravate and become intense, it leads to a medical condition called clinical depression. Depression causes feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems and can decrease a person’s ability to function at work and at home. What Causes Depression?   Depression is more than just a low mood – it's a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. While we all feel sad,…
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Treat Illness With Yoga

Depression, Diabetes, Health, Migraines, Pain relief, Yoga
Yoga can cure almost any disease under the sky. In fact, it would be fair to say that you can stay free from all diseases if you practice Yoga asanas regularly. If you have developed any disease, the natural cure for that ailment might be there in Yoga. After all, Yoga is the collective wisdom of ages and encompasses a system of cure without modern medicines. If you are a person who avoids popping pills for almost everything, then you must try this alternative natural care of Yoga. It doesn’t need you to pay regular visits to your doctors and physicians, nor does it require you to avail any medicinal facilities like injections, medicines etc. You just need a Yoga mat, a silent atmosphere, and a devoted mind to cure…
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Physical Benefits of Meditation

Health, Meditation, Womens Health
There is a lot of good work that meditation and the relaxation effect is doing on your body. While relaxation techniques can be very different, their biological effects are essentially similar. Let us check out below: 1. Meditation reduces risk of heart diseases and stroke Off lately, heart diseases have become one of the most prominent causes of deaths. Transcendental Meditation is the most effective in reducing the risk of mortality and stroke in coronary heart disease patients. 2. Meditation affects genes that control stress and immunity After practicing meditation, the meditators develop improved mitochondrial energy production, consumption, and resiliency. This improvement helps in building a higher immunity in the body system and thus making it more resilient to stress. Apart from this, relaxation appears to boost immunity in recovering…
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Thyroid Medications

Health, Thyroid, Vegan Diet, Womens Health
The Pros and Cons of Current Thyroid Medications The standard treatment for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and other forms of slow thyroid is to supplement with one of the synthetic thyroid medications. The most commonly used one is the levothyroxine, sold under various brand names and in generic form. Common names to look out for include Levothroid and Synthroid. This medication is supposed to mimic the natural thyroid hormone T4, in the hope that the thyroid will naturally produce T3, even more essential than T4 for many bodily functions, and restore the body back to balance. However, there are a number of pros and cons in relation to the current oral thyroid medications being used to try to treat slow thyroid, medically referred to as hypothyroidism. (Think of the rhyme HYPO=slow, so…
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What is Basal Metabolic Rate?

Health, Thyroid, Womens Health
What is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) and How is it Impacted by Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis? We’ve all heard the word metabolism, and know it has something to do with our weight, most often in relation to being overweight and having a hear time losing weight. What exactly is your metabolism, and what is your Basal metabolic rate (BMR). Most importantly, how is your BMR affected by Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT), commonly referred to as a slow thyroid? What is metabolism? Metabolism is the group of chemical processes in the body essential to maintain life. But there are a lot of processes. Most of the time when we talk about metabolism, we are referring to how the body used the energy, measured in calories, that we take in through the food and drink…
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The Consequences Of Binge Eating

Depression, Diet, Mental Wellness, Nutrition
Binge Eating and Consequences for Your Body Food has become a thorn in many people’s sides. Really, a lot of this is not about food, but the type of food we have available to us in the modern world. When it comes to binge eating, addictive man made foods affect us in such a way as to cause to drastically overeat, not because our bodies need food but for dysfunctional reasons. Eating disorders, as bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa, and binge eating, are life-threatening, serious conditions that affect a person’s physical, emotional and mental health. They all stem from an addiction to the dopamine (a “feel good” hormone) released in the reward center of the brain; an addiction which is just as strong as that of alcohol or drugs. Bearing grave…
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About Omega-6 Fatty Acids

Diet, Menopause, Nutrition
Omega-6 fatty acids are essential fatty acids; meaning that the body needs them and can’t make them. According to the University of New Mexico, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids should be consumed in a ratio of about 2:1 or 4:1 to balance them out. This is because the omega-6 acids have some inflammatory properties while the omega-3 acids can counteract these properties. Where Do You Find Omega-6 Fatty Acids? The primary place that omega-6 fatty acids are found is in unsaturated fat. These types of fat are found in vegetable oils, nuts, and seeds. These types of fats are also found in red meat and fish in lesser quantities. The primary type of omega-6 fatty acid is Linoleic acid. This acid is an 18 carbon acid and cannot be made…
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Emotional Eating And Depression

Depression, Diet, Mental Wellness, Mindset, Nutrition
Is Emotional Eating A Sign of Depression? Depression is a normal human emotion, and it is experienced by just about everyone. You feel upset or dejected because of some event or situation, or you are despondent because of something you perceive as negative in your life, possibly caused by your own behaviors. Depression can exist for a number of reasons, and with most people, it is usually short-lived. We find a way to move past our negative feelings, we experience joy and other positive feelings, and the depression cloud is lifted. What happens when you are depressed and go on an unhealthy eating binge? Is that emotional eating episode a sign that you are depressed, or a cause of the depression? Are the two related at all? Is there a…
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