There is more to insomnia

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If you have trouble sleeping on a regular basis, insomnia could be the cause. It’s a good idea to review your health and think about whether any underlying medical issues or sleep disorders could be contributing to your sleep problems. In some cases, there are simple steps that can be taken to improve sleep (such as avoiding bright lighting while winding down and trying to limit possible distractions, such as a TV, computer, or pets). While in other cases, it’s important to talk to your doctor to figure out a course of action. You should not simply accept poor sleep as a way of life-talk to your doctor or a sleep specialist for help.

Insomnia & Depression


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Lack of sleep affects weight gain

Researchers have long known that rises in the stress hormone cortisol can lead to weight gain. Every time you’re stressed, your adrenal glands release adrenaline and cortisol, and as a result, glucose (your primary source of energy) is released into your bloodstream. All of this is done to give you the energy you need to escape from a risky situation (also known as the fight or flight response)


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Losing Weight during the COVID-19

If you’ve gained weight during the Covid-19 pandemic, you aren’t alone. The “Quarantine 19” is  referring to weight gain some people have experienced since stay-at-home guidelines went into effect.  It  is most likely due to a disruption in daily routine, new habits, binge watching tv,  and stress eating.
SInce we are spending more time at home, people’s habits have changed quite a  bit, and those changes can affect our weight.  So what to do?  Let’s take a look.  
Change in movement
With gyms, and studio’s closed it is more difficult to get with the people we love to see in our classes, and use the equipment that we don’t have at home.  Due to this people are doing less exercise and burning less calories, and having a hard time keeping their head cleared and staying motivated.  Many studios and private gyms are offering on-line classes.  They can be a lot of fun….different, but fun!  Check it out. 


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How to Strengthen Your Immune System

If you’re wondering whether your immune system is up to par, you’re not alone. Strong natural defenses are critical – now more than ever. Where is your white blood cell count, or WBC? If it’s suddenly elevated, you may be dealing with a pathogen – a virus, bacterium or another disease-causing microorganism. Below WBC are listed a long with their job.
Lymphocytes – If your levels are high, you may be fighting a viral infection, which would likely not respond to antibiotics. There are two main types of lymphocytes: B cells, which produce antibodies, and C cells, which eliminate infected cells and cancer. In addition, lymphocytes also include Natural Killer cells of the early defense system known as the innate immune response.


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Honey is a biologic wound dressing


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Honey is a biologic wound dressing with multiple bioactivities? Each of the healing-promoting activities can be found separately in pharmaceutical products, but in honey they are all present and work together synergistically to enhance the healing process. In addition, there is the added benefit from the physical properties of the honey creating a moist healing environment, one in which the antibacterial activity removes all likelihood of moist conditions favoring bacterial growth.


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Raw Honey doesn’t expire


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Raw Honey never goes bad? Raw honey may crystallize after a few months of storage. This means that the honey gets a grainy or sugar-like texture. Crystallized honey is safe to eat and has the same taste. Here is a tip to make the honey liquid again.
Use a gentle heating technique:


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How Pollen affects us

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 When pollen particles enter through your nose, eyes or mouth, your immune system springs into action? Immune cells start producing protein particles called anti-bodies. 
These anti-bodies are similar to pitchforks. They pick up the pollen and transport it over to the nearest white blood cells. Upon contact, your white blood cells immediately release a class of chemicals called “histamines.” These histamines trigger your body to start itching, watering, sneezing and wheezing in an effort to expel the pollen from your body through your eyes, nose and mouth. 


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Benefits of Honey

  Did you know? Did you know that some of the main health benefits from honey come from its antioxidant content? Natural honey contains a range of compounds that act as antioxidants,…

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The Sweet Side of Healthy

What is raw honey? It’s a pure, unfiltered and unpasteurized sweetener made by bees from the nectar of flowers. Most of the honey consumed today is processed honey that’s been heated and filtered since it was gathered from the hive. Unlike processed honey, raw honey does not get robbed of its incredible nutritional value and health powers. It is believed that the processing and pasteurization that regular honey undergoes diminishes many of the beneficial elements. Thus, it is believed that because of this, raw honey provides more health benefits than pasteurized/ processed honey.
Processed honey undergoes a pasteurization process. This means manufacturers have heated it to reduce the moisture content, delays crystallization, and destroys yeast cells, enhances shelf life, and make it look more transparent and attractive. However, pasteurization may adversely affect the number of nutrients in the honey. It is pretty safe to assume that any ultra-filtered honey on store shelves is Chinese honey and it’s even safer to assume that it entered the country un-inspected and in violation of federal law.


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