Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Canned Foods: Why You Should Avoid Eating Them

It has been said may times that canned goods are not good for our health. Yet many choose them over fresh produce because they're easier to prepare and eat --- just what we need to survive a fast-paced world. Here are few reasons which might cause you to think twice about buying canned goods.

Canned goods include rat-killing chemicals. Bisphenol or BPA is used in lining the insides of the cans. It is believed to help in keeping the food products inside the cans to last longer. BPA kills rats in laboratories even though it is consumed in smaller portions.

Canned goods are rich in preservatives and salt. Salt is mixed with preservatives to keep the molecules of the latter from compounding. Preservatives and salt are not drastically harmful towards healthy people. They are directly harmful to pregnant women, babies, children, elderly, or people with chronic diseases.

Canned goods are prone to aluminum leaks. Aluminum cans leak due to many reasons. This is true even when they have been sealed properly. Aluminum mixes with the food inside the can. Aluminum ingestion can cause varied diseases over time. In fact. medical experts say that Alzheimer's and other memory problems can be caused by frequent acquisition of aluminum from food.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Three Reasons Why You Should Stop Eating Pork

Pork is delicious especially when it comes in the form of bacon. If you're keen about leading a healthy life, it is best that you avoid pig's meat and choose its white counterparts. Can't resist pork in your every meal? These things might change your mind.

Pigs eat anything. Pigs eat anything under the sun - from garbage to rotten  produce to animal and human excrement. All these become part of their meat in time. There are pork suppliers who are true to their goal of feeding their pigs with organic feeds. However, you can't be assured the pork that gets to your plate got nourished with at least clean feeds if not organic.

Eating pork can cause trichinosis. Trichinosis is a disease which can be mistaken for acute alcoholism, arthritis, gall bladder trouble, gastritis, meningitis, MS, and rheumatism. This is because its symptoms are similar to the said conditions. Trichinosis results from the presence of many parasites inside pigs. These Flukes, tapeworms, worms, and trichinae worms.

Pigs don't have sweat glands. Since pigs are unable to sweat, the toxins which come from the dirty food they eat stay inside their bodies. These toxins are transferred into your body when you consume pork. Moreover, pigs carry H1N1 virus and other viruses.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

How Bitterness Can Affect Your Health

Painful experiences in our lives can cause bitterness in oour hearts. Bitterness affect the way we view and relate to other people. In fact, bitterness can even cause a physically fit person to be sick.

According to psychologist Dr. Carsten Wrosch, “Persistent bitterness may result in global feelings of anger and hostility that, when strong enough, could affect a person’s physical health.” If bitterness can get you sick, it can also greatly affect the quality of your life.

Dr. Wrosch explains further, "Bitterness may forecast patterns of biological dysregulation (a physiological impairment that can affect metabolism, immune response or organ function) and physical disease."

This somehow explains why bitter people often experience stomach pains. They also suffer from indigestion.

Bitterness can be avoided through the process of self-regulation. A bitter person  must be engaged and disengaged to other activities in order to overcome their negative emotions. If the bitterness is caused by a failure or frustration, the person must find ways to achieve his goals and continue with his previous plans.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

All You Need to Know About Bad Habits

Bad habits prevent us from leading a healthy and well-balanced life all year round. They even stop from achieving our present goals and creating new ones each year.

No matter how willing we are to change, breaking our bad habits is not really easy. Here are few reasons that explain this fact.

- Anxiety
- Budget Constraints
- Denial
- Fear
- Ignorance
- Inefficiencies
- Lack of Motivation
- Laziness
- Poor Time Management
- Procrastination
- Roadblocks

When it comes to breaking bad habits concerning your health,  limited budget can stop you from achieving your health goals. Laziness and poor time management can ruin your willingness to change the negative ways by which you accomplish tasks at school or at work.

Here's a short list of bad habits. Some of us are unaware that we have them. Read up and evaluate yourself for any signs of them.

Health, Fitness and Well-being:
- Alcohol addiction
- Bad Posture
- Caffeine addiction
- Drug addiction
- Junkfood addiction
- Nailbiting
- Smoking
- Lack of exercise
- Soda addiction
- Worrying
- TV addiction

Safety and Security:
- Not locking doors and windows
- Not wearing seatbelt
- Texting while driving

Work and Productivity:
- Complaining
- Disorganization
- Fidgeting
- Impatience
- Lack of responsibility
- Losing things
- Oversleeping
- Procrastination
- Stubbornness
- Quitting

- Forgetfulness
- Gambling
- Hoarding
- Nagging
- Selfishness
- Swearing
- Texting during meals
- Unforgiveness

- Breaking your budget
- Not saving