If there is one thing the multi-billion dollar diet industry is good at, it's ruining things like hope, humans and relationships. Detoxification is high on the list of things the industry has ruined for the sake of making money off those in need.
There's one group of people who can't shut up about their latest detox and another group of people pointing out that our livers naturally detoxify our bodies and have since the beginning of time. The clamor of both groups going back and forth is so damn loud that you cannot hear the voices of reason explaining what detox actually is.
Oh hey. I'll be playing the role of 'voice of reason,' here and explaining what detox is and what it isn't. Hopefully this will spare you some drama, trauma, time and money.
Quite literally inflammation is all the rage these days. If you Google inflammation you will get 101,000,000 results in .57 seconds. Inflammation may seem like a buzzword, but it’s a real issue chipping away at the health of millions and in many cases completely unrecognized.
Inflammation itself is a natural, healing process where the body sends out white blood cells and a variety of healing substances to fight off foreign bodies such as pathogenic bacteria, viruses, fungi and chemical invaders. The white blood cells’ job is to engulf the toxin, whatever it may be, and get it out of the body, while the other healing substances go back and heal the damage the invader left.
The problem lies in inflammation that is unwarranted, such as is seen in autoimmune disorders when the body begins attacking its own tissues, and/or when inflammation is never turned off. When the inflammation processes aren’t turned off and there are no foreign bodies destroy, the body’s own tissues get destroyed.
The more science looks at it, the more inflammation is being seen as the root cause and perpetuating factor of many disease states ranging from diabetes to bone loss to dementia. Heck, even seasonal allergies have been linked back to inflammation. If you’re struggling with a health condition, chances are there is some component of it that relates to inflammation. If there is one common theme coming through in all the scientific research on inflammation, it’s that the key to a long, healthy life is reducing inflammation and keeping it that way
25 Massively Effective, All-Natural Remedies, Scientifically Proven to Provide Seasonal Allergy Relief
Spring is in the air and for millions that means seasonal allergies are too. An estimated 1 in 5 Americans suffer from allergies. Annually these allergies cost Americans an estimated $7.9 billion in medical and business expenses. Yikes!
Side effects of allergy medication vary, but can include confusion, drowsiness, difficulty peeing, dizziness, dry mouth, moodiness, restlessness, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting. Antihistamine medications are notorious for drying you out, so you may experience constipation, dry-cracked nasal passage and even decrease in your body’s sexual secretions.
A simplified explanation of allergies is that the body reacts to a substance that it feels is a threat, whether it truly is or not, by releasing a compound called histamine to fight it. Histamine comes with a slew of reactions to help fight off the unwanted intruder such as copious amounts of mucous to engulf and wash it away. Hence the runny nose and water eyes – oh so much drainage. This all comes along with a lot of inflammation and irritation.
If you’ve deal with seasonal allergies you know that spring to fall can be pure respiratory hell. But for some, what’s in the air year round causes an allergic reaction leading to constant nasal drainage, congestion, itchy-burning eyes, ears and throat. Pollen, grass, leaves, mold, fungus, dust and dander are a few examples of what sets off allergies.
Both prescription and over the counter allergy medication add up in cost and for some people they’re a non-negotiable, must have. Constantly running to the store for more meds, plus tissues, netty pots, salves and cough drops can be draining your wallet on top of your nasal drainage.
Don’t despair, there’s A LOT that nutrition and healthy lifestyle tweaks can do for you.
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When I started NutritionSheila.com 3 years ago I had some very specific things I wanted to offer you on this website - primarily health, wellness and nutrition information you can actually use!
That means creating content on real challenges you’re facing in terms you understand with tangible solutions that you can actually put to use in real life. Meaning if I write an article on say calcium, then I’m going to tell you what foods you can find calcium in and even share recipes as to how you can turn those foods into a delicious, nutritious meal. Health, nutrition and wellness are for everyone, not the fortunate, wealthy few.
All of that is the very reason offering all my content in Spanish has always been at the core of NutritionSheila.com’s goals. And I’m excited to announce that as of March 26th, 2017 the ball officially started rolling to make that goal a reality! It all started with a coffee cup. Ha! I am now collaborating with a translator to go through all my articles, blogs and digital content and translate it all into Spanish. I look forward to offering health, nutrition and wellness information to more people who can use it.
There are still many details to work out and hundreds of pieces of content and recipes to translate, but the ball is officially rolling! Please let me know if you find any errors in translation by sending an email to Sheila at NutritionSheila.com. I look forward to growing NutritionSheila.com’s audience with incredible, Spanish speaking individuals who want to live a happy, healthy, well-nourished life.
Coffee is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world. The International Coffee Organization estimates that in 2016 over 151.3 million 60 kg bags of coffee were consumed globally. That’s well over 9 billion pounds of coffee beans!
We Americans super love our coffee ranking as one of the top coffee consumers in the world. Annually we import $4 billion in coffee beans and that’s the cost before it’s turned into coffee, espresso or some other variation of coffee. On any given day over 150 million Americans drink coffee and the average American coffee consumer has 3.1 cups of Joe a day. That’s over 465 million cups of coffee consumed, on average, every day in America. But with the math and onto the real question - is all that coffee good for us?
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