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About Mental Illness and Perceptions

To understand mental illness we must appreciate the fact that every one of us is a conditioned individual. This is inevitable because no matter which society one grows up in one receives a powerful conditioning effect from the cultural value system, the language and traditions of that society. It means that every one of us is brainwashed by the society we live in as we grow up. It also means that every one of us will have acquired values, traditions and beliefs of that group and have some distorted perception of reality to start with. Our perceptions then change as time and experience forces us to move on. It is up to the individual to wake up and clear up those perceptions during one’s lifetime or die becoming a copy of the people around them.

Normally we all go about our daily activities despite our somewhat distorted perceptions. This is because society conditions us to think in a particular way. However this normality is relative to the society we live in. Since not all societies have the same value system, what is considered right in one society may

Get Protein From Plants

Here are a few plant-based foods that are excellent protein sources:

  • Hemp Seeds. Hemp seeds contain 10 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons, and this comes with plenty of healthy fat to help the protein absorb. Hemp seeds also contain more fiber than their hulled version called hemp hearts. You can add hemp seeds to your smoothies, use it on top of a salad or oatmeal, add it to any dessert or you can even use it to make hemp seed milk.
  • Lentils. One cup of cooked lentils contains 18 grams of protein, which can already be enough for an entire meal! You can eat lentils on its own, you can add it to salads, you can even turn it into vegetarian or vegan burgers.
  • Quinoa. Per cup quinoa contains 8 grams of protein, which makes it perfect to add to your meals. Use it as a substitute for rice, add into your salads, or make a vegetable quinoa bowl with scrambled egg for breakfast. Quinoa has a slight nutty taste but be sure to rinse it before cooking to remove the saponins that make it taste bitter. It is

Ways to Help Become Mentally Stronger

Be Optimistic

Optimism is a characteristic always displayed by successful people. How so? Because they never gave in to their failures and always pushed through despite the obstacles. They remain optimistic throughout the ups and downs of their journey. Additionally, these successful and mentally strong people are supported by their friends, relatives, and colleagues-a group of positive people. They don’t let pessimism get in the way of reaching their goals. Be the person that looks at a glass half full.

Find Balance With Negative Thoughts

Acknowledging negative thoughts also comes in handy at times. It enables you to see what could go wrong and how to plan and deal with it in advance. To be clear, negative thinking is welcome but being a pessimist isn’t.

Use Your Mental Energy Wisely

Distraction is one of the common causes of unproductivity and decreased mental energy. It’s always lurking and hiding in various forms, the most common being your smartphone and the social media apps you can access with just a few swipes and taps. Admit it, there are times where you just pause your work only

Online Hypnotherapy

When you choose hypnotherapy you will be placed in a relaxed state, which appeals to your subconscious in order to achieve your goal. This means that while you are in this state, you can express feelings and experiences you have bottled up, it can also help you express experiences that you have hidden at the back of your mind, enabling the qualified hypnotherapy to work with you effectively to overcome any obstacles you may be experiencing.

Even when choosing online hypnotherapy, it is advisable to have an in-person meeting with the qualified clinical hypnotherapy first. This will help them identify what you need and put a hypnotherapy plan together which you can then use in the comfort of your own home. Many clinical hypnotherapists will provide a VoIP meeting, often using Skype, so you can meet face to face (in a way) to discuss your particular obstacles and what you want to achieve from your experience. This may be to reduce stress, stop smoking, stop biting your nails or even lose unwanted weight which you have been struggling to lose for years.

The benefits of online hypnotherapy is that you often get better results, as you

Opioid Addiction

The intervention suggested by Sigmon would save patients from frequent visits to a doctor or a clinic. The opioid addiction treatment combines buprenorphine, a medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and an electronic dispenser that provides a single daily dose on its own. The mechanism involves locks and alarms to ensure medical adherence and prevent tampering. It also has an automated phone-based monitoring system and a random callback visits for pill counts and urine testing. This is a temporary arrangement for waitlisted patients seeking opioid treatment, allowing them to start taking medication immediately while they wait for a community-based comprehensive program.

The 12-week trial focused on establishing the efficacy of the intervention showed positive results. The study found that the interim buprenorphine helped waitlisted opioid-dependent participants experience abstinence from illicit drug use. The researchers recommended the interim therapy as an effective approach to help patients prevent the potentially fatal dangers of illegal opioid use while they await an intensive-care program.

The opioid epidemic has been affecting millions in the country. The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) suggests that 11.8 million Americans aged 12 or older misused opioids in

Benefits of Using Castor Oil

In pregnancy and labor

It is very helpful to induce labor in pregnant women. The labor is induced by pushing the uterus and causing contractions. This makes it very much easier to deliver the baby

For skin related issues

Castor oil has been an aid for skin issues, for example, Acne and blemishes Burns Dry, patchy skin Stretch marks and other spots etc.

It has a characteristic emollient property that goes into the deepest skin layers and empowers the generation of collagen and elastin, which keeps the soft skin by keeping it hydrated. It also diminishes signs of aging by rejuvenating skin.

For the treatment of wounds and injuries

A major character of castor oil is that it keeps skin hydrated and moisturized. This helps to give strength and keeps it safe against infection.

It also speeds up the process of healing of wounds. Another thing it is very effective in, is diaper rashes caused to babies.

For treatment of constipation

As the oil is composed of natural ingredients, it is well known for its laxative actions. The oral intake of the oil results in the release of ricin

Nutrition Message Nobody Wants to Hear

Not Connecting the Dots

When I was training to be a life coach, one of the instructor coaches was between 40 and 50 pounds overweight. One day she said, “I’m addicted to sugar, but I’m okay with it.”

This woman clearly didn’t connect her addiction to sugar with either her weight or any of the health problems she had. That’s what I’d call not connecting the dots.

Cravings that Never Go Away

I receive newsletters with articles on sugar cravings that “never seem to go away.” The various authors present themselves as nutrition experts. As a solution, they typically recommend products – that you can buy! – that taste just like chocolate and take away the sugar cravings.

Apparently, whatever these experts do with their daily food plans isn’t keeping food cravings from returning.

Fact: Sugar cravings absolutely DO go away over time – potentially permanently – so it’s a red flag for me if a nutrition ‘expert’ doesn’t know how to make that happen for him/herself or for clients.

Falling for Sneaky, Sexy Sugars

The list of these is fairly long: agave nectar, coconut sugar, maple syrup, fruit (yes,

Yoga In Anti Aging Progression

Yoga, the ancient technique for harmonized external and internal body well beings, through breath control, meditation, bodily movement and gesture… has been well known for people in Western world and some parts in Asia due to health benefits reported by various respectable institutes’ research and supported by health advocates.

According to the study to explore the impact of yoga and meditation based lifestyle intervention (YMLI) on cellular aging in 96 healthy individuals randomly assigned to a 12-weeks of YMLI, at the end of 12 weeks of lesson, YMLI group expressed significant improvements in both the cardinal biomarkers of cellular aging and the metabotrophic biomarkers influencing cellular aging in compared to baseline values.

The efficacy of the program in reduced cellular aging process was attributed to the activities in decreased production of ROS and pro inflammatory cytokins and hormone cortisol, and increased mean values of telomerase activity in regulated aging progression and hormone β-endorphin in reduced stress and maintain homeostasis.

Dr. Madhuri Tolahunase, the led author, after taking into account of other co founders, said,”Lifestyle is an integrated entity, and an intervention, like YMLI, that has overall positive influence on our health appears most useful versus

Pre-Surgery Hypnosis

Take surgery, for example, there are so many minimally invasive technologies available so the huge scars of former operations are less visible. But when you are advised about the need for a surgery and everything leading up to it, the stress and anxiety begin immediately. How does medicine handle this? Why, a pill, of course. And it’s more drugs from there to the finish.

But what if you could mediate your own handling of an operation from diagnosis through the actual surgery to recuperation?

Well, you have that possibility with hypnotherapy.

Scientists have already determined that 95% of everything we know, do, and react to is in our subconscious mind. The conscious mind is only 5%. That’s a huge difference and it’s a no-brainer to engage with the subconscious in hypnosis as an informed and powerful participant in your life.

When you think about it, it’s the subconscious that is keeping the body humming along. It is the conductor of all the bodily systems from the heart’s pumping and blood flow, the nervous system, digestion, cell division… well, everything. Imagine if you had to use your conscious mind to keep everything working… impossible! The

Autism and Cord Blood

Many Americans have been resorting to this to heal ASD in their child. The brand-new U.S clinical trial is said to be the very first to get U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval. Administered and managed by Dr. Michael Chez, the Director of Paediatric Neurology, Sutter Medical Center, a team of researchers sometime back had published the outcome of a Phase II Clinical Trial that looked into the effectiveness and security of autologous umbilical cord blood cells for autistic children that deployed a placebo-managed, double-blind design. Back in 2017, these medical researchers at Duke University also published a Phase I security trial assessing autologous umbilical cord blood in autistic children. The emphasis on cord blood cells being a potential cellular therapy accompanied with favourable findings from past clinical studies, promises a brighter future in treating ASD. CBR in its initiative to explore the potential of stem cells has offered institutional funding for Stutter clinical researchers.

The emphasis on cord blood cells being effective in treating ASD stems from its innate benefits. Cells from umbilical cord blood have set of benefits such as:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties – Research has revealed that stem cells possess the capacity to normalize

Energy Safety and Troubleshooting

It’s important to remember to give yourself space for some of this energy to manifest and be released. I’ll occasionally go for a drive and just start crying for no apparent reason, which can be disturbing if you don’t understand that it’s just an energy outlet. I also make it a point to laugh a lot, work out a lot and even occasionally go for a drive and curse at everyone I know (on a mountain back road in the privacy of the vehicle).

We tend to connect emotional reactions to the people in our lives, or events that happen, and this is just not always the case!

Sometimes it’s the reverse, the event happens because we need a release and subconsciously we were creating a catalyst (an argument with a spouse for instance) to allow that release.

Taking more control of how you release these energies can have a very positive effect on your relationships as well as the harmony of your life.

Some things to remember;

Energy follows thought, which means it goes where you send it, as opposed to where you want it to go. You must work with a

Managing Pain With Yoga

Many people are turning towards yoga as a possible solution to such problems. Yoga is an ancient practice combining meditation and exercise which have a deep and long lasting effect on the mind and body.

It regulates breathing and increases metabolism, aids in weight loss, relieves stress and reduces depression by bringing in positive energy via meditation and can also help in pain relief and management.

  • As far as pain management goes, most of the pain culminates in the back and shoulders due to long hours of sitting and incorrect posture.
  • Sometimes even the legs and feet experience pain due to incorrect footwear, strenuous exercise, or long hours of walking or running.
  • Older people fall prey to pain due to aging joints. Yoga has a cure for all of the above and more.
  • And, there is pain that is associated with Arthritis, Fibromylagia and other conditions where pain is the focal point that are known to be helped by yoga.

Firstly, start with simple meditation. Sit in the correct cross legged posture and practice Pranayam.

This will ease your mind and body and prepare it for the exercises ahead. Remember to

Importance of Gratitude

I recently entered gratitude into a search on Google and it returned 109,000,000 results, and I noticed a disturbing trend. Based on the top links that came back it appears that many people are using gratitude for selfish aims. Among the top links that came back on page one in my search were: “The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About,” “Can Gratitude Make Millennials More Successful?” and “7 Surprising Health Benefits of Gratitude.”

In my experience, the only genuine practice of gratitude is when it is done to enrich others. In fact, in my regular practice of gratitude I specifically ask the recipient not to acknowledge it, but rather, if they feel compelled to respond, to send a similar message of gratitude to someone in their life OTHER THAN ME!

I believe that expressing gratitude for selfish reasons will eventually backfire in the same way I see general selfishness and greed eventually come back to bite people. It’s not always easy to do, but in the long run, helping others will fill you up a lot faster than only looking out for yourself.

Our society has become obsessed with results, to its detriment,