Bedtime Drink For Detoxification And Fat Burn


Bedtime Detox Drink

Detoxification can help eliminate toxins and cancer causing compounds and improve your body’s absorption power. This beverage will boost metabolism, immunity, detoxification and promote fat burn.

Green Fat Burner

Ingredients:

  • ½ lemon
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • Handful parsley leaves
  • 1/3 cup of water

Instructions:

Blend all the ingredients until smooth and consume every night before going to bed.

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Choose A Diet Based On Your Blood Type To Fight Fatigue


We all deal with fatigue differently, and many of our bodies’ responses are based on our unique, individual biochemistry.

The Blood Type Diet provides an individualized plan for optimizing health and wellness. I’ve tailored four specific protocols as targeted support for individuals who experience deep fatigue as a primary or secondary health concern.

Following these guidelines will provide additional support to overcome fatigue by strengthening your immune system and improving metabolic and cellular fitness.

Fatigue-Fighting Diet Checklists

Blood Type O

  • Eat small to moderate portions of high-quality, lean, organic, grass-fed meat several times a week for strength.
  • Include regular portions of richly oiled cold-water fish.
  • Consume little or no dairy foods.
  • Eliminate wheat and wheat-based products from your diet.
  • Limit your intake of beans principally to those that are BENEFICIAL.
  • Eat lots of BENEFICIAL fruits and vegetables.
  • Avoid stimulants found in caffeine (coffee, colas, etc.).
  • Avoid coffee, but drink green tea every day.

Blood Type A

  • Avoid or limit animal proteins.
  • Derive your primary protein from plant foods with seafood used occasionally.
  • Seafood should be primarily richly oiled cold-water fish.
  • Include modest amounts of cultured dairy foods in your diet, but avoid fresh milk products.
  • Don’t overdo the grains, especially wheat-derived foods.
  • Eat lots of BENEFICIAL fruits and vegetables, especially those high in antioxidants and fiber.
  • Drink green tea every day for extra immune system benefits.

Blood Type B

  • Eat small-to-moderate portions of high-quality, lean, organic meat (especially goat, lamb, and mutton) several times a week for strength, energy, and digestive health.
  • Avoid Chicken.
  • Include regular portions of richly oiled cold-water fish.
  • Regularly eat cultured dairy foods, such as yogurt and kefir, which are beneficial for digestive health.
  • Eliminate wheat and corn from your diet.
  • Eat lots of BENEFICIAL fruits and vegetables.
  • If you need a daily dose of caffeine, replace coffee with green tea.
  • Avoid foods that are Type B red flags, especially chicken, corn, buckwheat, peanuts, soybeans, lentils, potatoes, and tomatoes.

Blood Type AB

  • Derive your protein primarily from sources other than red meat.
  • Eliminate chicken from your diet.
  • Eat soy foods and seafood as your primary protein.
  • Include modest amounts of cultured dairy foods in your diet, but limit fresh milk products.
  • Don’t overdo the grains, especially wheat-derived foods.  Avoid corn flour altogether.
  • Eat lots of BENEFICIAL fruits and vegetables, especially those high in antioxidants and fiber.
  • Avoid coffee, but drink two to three cups of green tea every day.

Inducing Deep Sleep after Head Injury May Protect the Brain


A new study in rats could one day benefit people suffering neurological conditions associated with the buildup of unwanted proteins in the brain, including traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s

Last week a senior National Football League official acknowledged for the first time the link between head injuries in professional football and a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The admission—which has been compared with Big Tobacco’s 1997 disclosure that smoking causes cancer—comes at a time when the dangers of less severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including concussions, have also been making headlines.

Scientists do not yet understand the biological mechanisms underlying the detrimental effects of TBI—and as a result, effective treatments remain elusive. In fact, how to deal with even a mild concussion is the subject of debate: Some doctors prescribe rest for several weeks whereas others claim this may have negative consequences and urge patients to stay active.

Now it turns out that the type of rest patients get may be key. In a study on rats published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience a team of researchers at University Hospital Zurich (UHZ) found that enhancing the slow-wave cycle of sleep after a traumatic head injury preserves brain function and minimizes damage to axons, the long projections from neurons that send signals to other cells in the brain.

Previous research has shown that TBIs cause axonal damage as well as the buildup of neurotoxic molecular waste products that result from injury. In the new study the researchers examined two different methods of inducing a slow-wave sleep state—the deepest sleep stage characterized by low-frequency, high-amplitude waves. During this stage, the brain clears out protein buildup, leading the researchers to question whether it could help treat rats that had suffered a brain injury.

The team first dealt a blow to the prefrontal cortex in 25 rats. They then divided the animals into three groups, treating the first group with sodium oxybate, a drug used to produce slow-wave brain function in people suffering from narcolepsy. (The exact mechanism for this drug’s effect is unclear but the prevalent hypothesis is that sodium oxybate improves daytime vigilance by inducing deep sleep when people rest.) In the second group the researchers restricted sleep by gently handling the rats—keeping them awake for long periods of time. Previous research has shown that after sleep deprivation, slow-wave activity increases during a period of “rebound sleep.” Meanwhile, the third group received a placebo injection.

The researchers used electroencephalography, a method for recording electrical activity in the brain, to confirm that they had successfully enhanced slow-wave sleep in the rats in the first two groups. They then assessed the rats’ cognition based on the animals’ ability to recognize a novel object, and found that both groups of rats receiving the enhanced sleep treatments performed better on the object-recognition tests than the untreated rats. The deep sleeping rats also showed less memory impairment.

The team then tested for brain damage in the cortex and hippocampus by staining the rats’ brains for amyloid precursor protein, a biomarker used to detect axonal injury. The rats whose sleep had been modulated had significantly reduced levels of the protein—nearly 80 percent less, as compared with the control group. The team concluded that immediate treatment with slow-wave sleep—using both a physiological and pharmacological method—had helped preserve brain function and prevent axonal damage in rats suffering from a TBI.

The findings are promising but many questions need to be answered before they can be translated to possible human treatments. For one, determining an underlying mechanism for the effects the researchers observed requires further research. “These results could have something to do with enhancing the clearance of metabolites,” says Marta Morawska, a PhD candidate in neurology at UHZ and one of the study’s authors. “Or it could be preventing further accumulation of these metabolites. More studies are needed to untangle this.”

The researchers plan on tackling this distinction in future research. They are also collaborating with other institutions to find another nonsurgical technique for further improving slow-wave sleep—one that would not depend on sleep deprivation or sodium oxybate. (The compound, although used off-label for several disorders such as cluster headaches and fibromyalgia, is not used for trauma patients because it can also induce a sleeplike state during which patients cannot be neurologically monitored.) “[We’re working based on] the increasingly confirmed hypothesis that slow-wave activity is in fact essential for clearing the brain of waste products, including amyloids,” Morawska says.

Uzma Samadani, a neurosurgeon at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, who is not affiliated with this study and is taking a different approach to researching treatment for TBI patients, says Morawska’s findings are interesting but maintains that we must remain cognizant of the research’s limitations. “The study is an interesting one, supporting the idea that sleep modulation may be important for recovery from brain injury,” she says. “But I’d caution overinterpretation of the study’s importance. Often in neuroscience studies in rodents do not translate to humans.” In particular, rats’ metabolic rates and sleep patterns, including the proportion of time spent in slow-wave sleep, differ significantly from those of humans.

Morawska agrees. “I’d like to highlight that this is not a cure,” she says. “It needs to be developed more for use in clinical practice.” Even so, she has high hopes for the possibilities her team’s findings may open up, given more research directed at humans. “We strongly believe that this study will stimulate human research in this direction, and that inducing slow-wave sleep will prove beneficial for human trauma patients,” she says. “It could be used as a noninvasive treatment in pretty much any disease that’s primarily due to protein or metabolite accumulation, including Alzheimer’s disease.”

Paying Attention To Attention: How To Train Yourself To Stop Your Wandering Mind


A lot of factors go into maintaining attention: genetics, whether your environment is distracting or peaceful, past experiences, and of course, your own will. A new study out of Princeton University suggests even more so that if there’s a will, there’s a way: Students who constantly checked on their own levels of attention performed better at focusing tasks.

the focused mind

Wandering thoughts — while at times a good way for the brain to rest, or for the mind to stumble upon a new creative idea — can also lead to lost productivity and even accidents, especially if they happen all the time. The authors of the study believed that these “lapses” occur because we simply don’t pay enough attention to our attention.

“We hypothesized that lapses in these tasks — and in life — occur because humans do not adequately monitor how well they are attending from moment to moment,” the authors write. “Lapses emerge gradually and may be detected too late, after the chain of events that produces behavioral errors has been initiated. Accordingly, one way to train sustained attention might be to provide a more sensitive feedback signal, such that participants can learn to sense upcoming lapses earlier and prevent them from manifesting in behavior.”

In the study, the researchers monitored the brain activity of several student participants who performed a repetitive task that required focus. They lay inside a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine while flipping through photos of human faces superimposed over scenery, and were asked to press a button when they saw either a female or male face — or when they saw either inside or outdoor scenery. Each time the researchers detected activity in a student’s brain showing reduced attention, the next task was even harder than the one before, forcing them to concentrate even harder if they had slipped up. This actually led to improved performance, as the students learned to check their attention to make sure they maintained it.

In other words, real-time feedback from our own brains can help us reduce attention laps and focus much better. “If you’re supposed to be focusing on the face and get distracted, we detect that in your brain before it causes an error on the task,” Turk-Browne said in the press release. “We alert the participant that they’re in the wrong state by making the task harder so they really have to buckle down. If we see they’re starting to focus on the right kind of things again, we make the task easier. By giving them access to their own brain states, we’re giving them information they wouldn’t otherwise have until they made a mistake.”

This proved that our brains possess attentional plasticity — or the ability to improve focus when checked on. After the training period, the participants seemed to be able to differentiate between the two states: attention lapse and concentration, which helped them stay in the focus zone.

“The basic science is really why we did the study, and we learned a lot about behavior and the brain,” Turk-Browne said in the press release. “I think some of the most interesting applications may actually be in the everyday mundane experiences we all have of not being able to stay focused on what we’re trying to do.” This could include driving for long periods of time, but the authors also hope that further research on the subject could in the future assist in treating attention disorders like ADD or ADHD.

But we definitely aren’t robots. Every once in a while, it’s normal to slip and find yourself staring out the window at the sky. And sometimes, these lapses of attention can be good for your brain by giving them some air to breathe.

Benefits of Neem, Neem Tree Leaves Information


The Ayurveda system of the Indian heritage describes neem tree as ‘Sarvaroga nivarini’ meaning the curer of all diseases. In the same context, yet another special name given to neem tree is arishtha meaning that which relieves from diseases. Ayurveda extensively uses the extracts of neem in different medicinal recipes. All parts of neem namely the leaves, gum, bark, fruit, seed kernels and seed oils have so much medicinal value, each of them unique in its own regard.

Neem extracts are used in the preparations for both internal use and for tropical applications. In fact, some experts in the traditional medicine call this plant ‘one tree pharmacy’. Down the ages, neem has been closely connected to several home remedies especially for skin and hair.

 

Neem can be used for treating dandruff since it has strong antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Neem leaf paste is applied on the scalp for treating this condition. Besides remedying dandruff and ensuring a silky hair, neem also cures dryness and itching in addition to strengthening the hair and scalp.

 

For so long neem paste has been used in preparing the various kinds of conditioners for the hair and scalp. When topically applied, neem can comfort the dryness condition and help prevent flaking. Neem has a very strong detoxifying property and therefore is highly recommended for treating skin disorders. In fact, neem is extensively used in the Ayurvedic formulations prepared for treating a wide range of allergic and skin diseases.

 

Neem can inhibit the growth of bacteria such as propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes) and staphylococcus epidermidis. Therefore, neem can be depended on for treating acne. Applying neem paste regularly on the face shall help get a radiant and blemish-free face. Neem also has anti-inflammatory properties. Researches have shown that it can help control acne by controlling P. acnes-induced reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the pro-inflammatory cytokines TNF-a and IL-8.

 

Neem oil is extracted from the neem seeds. Neem oil has strong pesticidal, insecticidal and medicinal properties. Therefore, it is used for pest control, cosmetics and medicines. Neem seed cake is is used for soil amendment. When added to the soil, it can enrich it and prevent the nitrogen losses as it can inhibit nitrification. It also functions as a nematicide.

 

During the outbreak of chicken pox, neem paste is directly applied to the skin for sometime before bathing. Neem tea can remedy malarial fever. Neem leaves are used for storing grains without the attack of pests, termites and fungus. Ayurveda uses neem to treat fungal diseases and neuromuscular pains.

 

Extracts from neem seed and leaves have strong spermicidal properties and are therefore used as making contraceptives.

 

Neem bark and roots are ground into fine powder and used to treat and control fleas and ticks in pets. External application of this powder on the pets can have immediate effect and the fleas will fall off their skin.

 

The invaluable role of neem in treating a wide range of diseases like diabetes, AIDS, cancer, heart diseases, scabies, eczema, hepatitis, allergies, ulcers and herpes are well recognized in the traditional medicine systems.

 

How Stress Harms the Heart


New data sheds light on the mechanism behind stress and heart health

It’s clear that there’s a link between stress and heart health; what’s not clear yet is why the two are connected. Now, a new study suggests that people with higher levels of stress also have more inflammation in their arteries, putting them at higher risk for heart problems.

In the new study, presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 65th Annual Scientific Session, researchers used imaging to look at 293 people’s brains and arteries. They found that stress activity in an area of the brain called the amygdala, which is where emotions are processed, was linked to more inflammation in a person’s arteries. “This is notable because arterial inflammation is an important driver of atherosclerotic disease, the major cause of heart attacks and stroke,” says study author Dr. Ahmed Tawakol, co-director of the cardiac MR PET CT program at Massachusetts General Hospital.

This study demonstrates, for the first time, that metabolic activity within a key component of the brain’s fear network predicts the development of [heart disease] in humans, independently of established risk factors,” says Tawakol.

The study size was small and more research is needed to confirm the link, but the evidence suggests scientists should consider the relationship between stress and inflammation as an important marker for future study.

“City” of Waste: Fukushima Cleanup Now Up to 10.7 Million 1-ton Bags of Radioactive Waste


The fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster was on Friday, March 11. Since that fateful day in 2011, the Japanese government and the United States have continued to deny the lingering effects of this catastrophic event.

fukushima-trash-bags

An estimated $21 billion has been spent on cleanup efforts since 2011, including funding for a team of remote activated robots capable of going to high-dose radiation areas of the plant where humans cannot enter and survive.

However, it has now emerged that at least five of these robots have been lost to the dangers that lurk in Fukushima Daiichi’s severely damaged nuclear reactors and waste treatment buildings.

Authorities in Japan want locals to think “nothing happened,” documentary director Jeffrey Jousan told RT.

“The government prints the number of people who died as a result of the 2011 disaster in the newspapers every day. [In some other prefectures], the [death toll] amounts to 300-400 people in each prefecture, but in Fukushima it is over 8,000 people,” Jousan, a US director and producer who has been living and working in Japan since 1990, said.

“It is very telling about the situation in Fukushima. It is hard for everyone who is affected by the tsunami, who lost their homes and lost their families. But [in Fukushima], people are not able to go back home, they are unable to work because people won’t buy food from Fukushima, farmers cannot farm anymore. It is affecting people, and more people are dying because of that.

According to the Fukushima prefectural government, Japan Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Tokyo Electric Power Co., the Nuclear Regulation Authority, the Federation of Electric Power Companies and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the numbers associated with this disaster are staggering.

  • 164,865: Fukushima residents who fled their homes after the disaster.
  • 97,320: Number who still haven’t returned.
  • 49: Municipalities in Fukushima that have completed decontamination work.
  • 45: Number that have not.
  • 30: Percent of electricity generated by nuclear power before the disaster.
  • 1.7: Percent of electricity generated by nuclear power after the disaster.
  • 3: Reactors currently online, out of 43 now workable.
  • 54: Reactors with safety permits before the disaster.
  • 53: Percent of the 1,017 Japanese in a March 5-6 Mainichi Shimbun newspaper survey who opposed restarting nuclear power plants.
  • 30: Percent who supported restarts. The remaining 17 percent were undecided.
  • 760,000: Metric tons of contaminated water currently stored at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
  • 1,000: Tanks at the plant storing radioactive water after treatment.
  • 7,000: Workers decommissioning the Fukushima plant.
  • 26,000: Laborers on decontamination work offsite.
  • 200: Becquerels of radioactive cesium per cubic meter (264 gallons) in seawater immediately off the plant in 2015.
  • 50 million: Becquerels of cesium per cubic meter in the same water in 2011.
  • 7,400: Maximum number of becquerels of cesium per cubic meter allowed in drinking water by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

But perhaps the most staggering number of all of these statistics is the fact that the waste is being temporarily stored right next to the waterfront in a Wall-E style. The visual representation of the failure of this nuclear power plant is shocking.

Along the shore at the temporary storage site at Tomioka are 10.7 million 1-ton container bags containing radioactive debris and other waste collected in decontamination outside the plant.

Last year, a drone was flown over the ever-expanding city of waste. After watching the video, we know how ridiculous the government’s claims are that ‘we have nothing to worry about.’

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9 Alkaline Foods to Naturally Balance Your Body


Remember when you learned about pH levels in high school chemistry? Our body has its own pH levels, and maintaining a slightly alkaline balance can help your body stay in good health. Most people have a small reserve of alkaline in their body, but reserve may not always be enough. Your diet influences your blood’s pH level. Eating fewer acid-forming foods and more alkaline foods may improve your health. Take a look at these 9 alkaline foods that can help balance your body’s pH scale and bring back your vitality!

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Why You’re Tired All The Time


You got a full 8 hours but are still exhausted; what’s the deal? Your lifestyle could be draining you. If you seem to feel sluggish, try ditching the 5 hidden energy-zapping habits laid out in this video.

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Healthy High-Fat Foods You Should Eat .


Fat is back

We don’t have to tell you what a disaster the low-fat craze was. We all stopped eating many of our favorite foods thinking they were bad for us (welcome back, eggs and dark chocolate!) and ended up overweight, overly full of refined carbs, and sick. In the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, for the first time in 35 years, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services removed the limit on total fat consumption in the American diet (though they still recommend getting less than 10% of daily calories from saturated fat). In their words, evidence clearly shows that eating more foods rich in healthful fats like nuts, vegetable oils, and fish have protective effects, particularly for cardiovascular disease. They also help you absorb a host of vitamins, fill you up so you eat less, and taste good, too. Here are 13 healthy high fat foods to stock up on to celebrate.

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