While fad diets may be debunked, according to one specialist, paying attention to your gut isn’t another mere craze. “It definitely isn’t just a trend,” says Dr Megan Rossi, Research Associate at King’s College London. Gut’s sudden rise to prominence as an arbiter of our mental health is due to technological advances, she explains. “We weren’t able to sequence all the bacteria and understand their genetic profiles and their functionality until now,” she explains. Only in the last 10 years has the tech been available to understand the gut’s true potential. “I definitely see the gut as like a second brain,” she says. And, like the brain, we are far from understanding all of its mysteries.
How to cope with anxiety
Dr Rachel Andrew offers her advice for teens struggling with anxiety:
- Seek appropriate help if you feel you need it
- Remind yourself that it only forms a part of your strengths, talents and abilities
- Try and practise mindfulness to stay in the moment, as your anxiety will drive you to constantly think of the future and worst case scenarios
- Try to stay focused on the present and more manageable situations
- Take a break on social media or at least have moments in the day where you switch alerts off.
The study, funded by National Institute for Health Research, tracked 444 patients with “severe health anxiety” at cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and respiratory departments. While some had genuine health complaints, or had suffered them the past, all had abnormal levels of anxiety. Those given cognitive behavioural therapy saw a significant drop in anxiety levels, five years on so similar death rates to those given standard NHS care, suggesting that counselling did not lead to a failure to discover life-threatening illnesses, researchers found. The hospital food is another issue as patients sometimes are unable to eat what is provided. Lots of tons of food is wasted by NHS because is unsuitable for dietary needs in certain situations or patient too ill to eat that sort of food provided. Holistic approach to good diet will reduce some illnesses compounded by junk food or starvation. Healthy food education must extend to manufacturers also and start early from childhood. Convenience foods are good but cannot be totally depended on solely for nutrients. Fresh food quickly prepared contains ‘live’ nutrient than the one stored for years before being eaten.Scientists filmed this picture seen here showing bad bacteria eating the healthy brain bacteria. In other words the poor diet can create toxic bacteria to damage brain cells, cause some mood swings or depression. Food is medicine to healthy body so provides energy and strength. On the other bad junk food destroys the body slowly causing long-term diseases. Pay attention to your food because you are what you eat. There is no excuse to neglect the body because of healthier foods now abundantly available to choose from. A little effort makes good difference to mood swings and improve serotonin. It’s better to eat well without the plastic containers damaging earth and the environment because people think they are too busy to cook. Time spent travelling, queueing in long lines for food can be easily used to cook the simple healthy home-made meals. The TV show proved it took longer in some cases to wait for good ordered than to make a freshly prepared meal. So many step by step recipes are available to use to follow and cook meals. A Can’t cook won’t cook TV programme also guided people to turn simple ingredients into gourmets meals fit for a Kings, Queens, or superstars. Experiment with your own favourite foods and cut down the sugar, fat and salt in some foods. It can be done as many people changed diets, felt better and lost weight as a bonus and a glowing skin feeling happier too.
- Gut Bacteria and Autism
- Due to a three-way relationship between the brain, gut and hormone cortisol
- This mechanism is thought to influence how ‘messages’ are communicated
- Bacteria in faeces influences hormones in gut bacteria
- Further studies on relationship can determine help symptoms
- Researchers analyzed gut and brain connections for humans to learn more about symptoms.
Gut bacteria can be linked to autism as a new research suggests. Pathogens in the stomach alter brain’s development and may increase an individual’s risk of suffering from the spectrum disorder, a study implies. A three-way relationship between brain, gut and stress hormone cortisol appears to influence ‘messages’ communicated in the body, which may result in autistic symptoms as research adds. Lead author Austin Mudd from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, said: ‘Changes during infancy can have profound effects on brain development, and its possible the microbiome collection of bacteria, fungi and viruses inhabiting gut plays a role in this process. The researchers further studies required for 3way mechanism to determine autism symptoms. But can be reversed by strengthening the gut’s lining. Study author Dr Qinrui Li from Peking University said ‘Efforts to restore gut microbiota to a healthier person has been shown to be really effective. Its a review of taking probiotics, prebiotics, changing diet for example to gluten and casein-free diets have a positive impact on symptoms. The study carried out by researchers analyzed the brain and gut developments. Researchers examined faeces to determine if bacteria in stools influences compounds in the blood and brains. The Key findings revealed these results that the presence of the bacteria Bacteroides and Clostridium in faeces is associated with higher level substances involved in cell signalling myo-inositol. Bacteroides is also linked to increased amounts of a substance, called creatine, in brain. The bacteria Butyricimonas was found to be linked to the amino acid n-acetylaspartate (NAA) in brain, while Ruminococcus lowered NAA’s cognitive concentration. The presence of such bacteria further influence levels of hormones cortisol and serotonin and determined by gut bacteria. Mr Mudd said: ‘Changes in neurometabolites in infancy can have profound effects on brain development so possible that the microbiome or collection of bacteria, fungi, and viruses inhabiting gut plays a role in this process.’ The findings were published in the journal Gut Microbes.
Post acute withdrawal syndrome PAWS post-withdrawal syndrome, protracted withdrawal syndrome or prolonged withdrawal syndromes describe set of persistent impairments occur after withdrawal from alcohol. Opiate benzodiazepines, antidepressant substances is in infants born to mothers using substance dependent on during pregnancy may also experience a post-acute withdrawal syndrome. Post-acute withdrawal syndrome report by those in recovery community say a scientific study to support is limited. The disorder not recognized by Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders or major medical associations. Be realistic to stop burying head in sand and make a tough decision to change even no matter how hopeless life may seem to you.Drug abuse effects of alcohol or prescription drugs, symptomatology can resemble mental illness. The intoxicated or withdrawal state cases of substance induced psychiatric disorders persist long after detoxification. The prolonged psychosis depression or amphetamine, cocaine abuse. A protracted withdrawal syndrome can occur with the symptoms persisting for months after cessation of use. Benzodiazepines are notable drugs inducing prolonged withdrawal effects. Symptoms persist years after cessation of use. Severe anxiety and depression are commonly induced by sustained alcohol abuse in most cases abate with prolonged abstinence. Moderate alcohol sustained use may increase anxiety and depression levels in some individuals. If drug-induced psychiatric disorder fades with prolonged abstinence.Symptoms can affect a recovery process of restoration of life. And symptom can sometimes come and go with wave-like reoccurrences, fluctuating in severity of symptoms. Common symptom impaired cognition, irritability, mood swings and depressed mood anxiety, reach severe levels of relapse. Protracted withdrawal syndrome from benzodiazepines can produce symptoms identical to general anxiety or panic disorder. Some prolong in nature or severity of benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms means an abrupt withdrawal not advised. Tapering slows stages because of common symptoms of post-acute withdrawal syndrome can be frustrating with fluctuating emotions:
- Psychosocial dysfunction
- Impaired Interpersonal skills
- Obsessive-compulsive behaviour
- Feelings of guilt
- Autonomic disturbances
- Pessimistic thoughts
- Impaired concentration
- Lack of initiative
- Inability to think clearly
- Memory problems
- Emotional overreactions or numbness
- Sleep disturbances
- Physical coordination problems
- Stress sensitivity
- Increased sensitivity to pain
- Panic disorder
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Sleep disturbance
Symptoms intermittently but not always present. They are made worse by stress or other triggers or arise at unexpected times and for no apparent reason. They may last for a short while or longer. Any of the following may trigger temporary return or worsening of symptoms of post-acute withdrawal syndrome:
- Stressful and/or frustrating situations
- Feelings of anxiety fearfulness, or anger. Claustophobic
- Social conflicts
- Unrealistic expectations of oneself
Unpredictable nature of symptom make progress complex. Abstinence is the best option regardless of excruciating pain debilitating mental and physical state, if detoxing, rest assured it will pass.Overwhelming symptoms often need a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and plus a good pain management team to support and help you. So do not suffer in silence get physical massage to help enhance your blood circulation. Multi – vitamins food supplements ensure vitamins A, B, C,D, E and drink water to help detox. An intervention helps, plus eating healthy, sleeping well, find stimulating hobbies to help boost seratonin. Ensure Physical activities and physical Exercise to help distract mind, don’t overdo itnpushing yourself beyond your limit. Do not feel guilty or sad for the past in missing out numbed by medication. Or may be seen as insensitive or lazy apologise if you have to, move on to rebuild your life. Do encourage and reward yourself for your success of self-control discipline to help you to continue to heal. Pray to God and believe in Christ to heal. Seek empathic confidential support for your wellbeing. No matter how stressful and painful it is during recovery there is light at the end of the tunnel to smell the flowers again.Endure to the end to emerge at other side to turn your success to help others. Water you crossed on a river yesterday is not same river water you cross today. Learn emotional being and change day by day. Do not have a perceived fixed expectation to beat yourself up for not meeting standards. Life is dynamic so be grateful, thankful for each day alive to cope as much as you can. See cup half full do not be disheartened if your rate of recovery seems slower than others interacted with on social media forums. Do not ever give up on yourself or give in to quit there is hope for your future in Christ in God. Jesus Loves you so can face tomorrow to GLORY of God in Jesus Name. Do not let toxic anger bitterness rob you of JOY of the Lord. Stop distress caused by unpredictable emotions that drive you to abandon treatment. It may seem easier to keep on numbing pain by pill popping but long term damages the body and takes toll. Can poison a blood circulation, affect your immune system if repeating cycle of the dependency on medication with side-effects. Use Herbal treatments if available do not force date changes setting fixed time to get better. Process seems daunting but calibrate to have success don’t compare treatment.
Ms Mooney adds regarding the sleeping programme, Aetna likes to view itself as a “living laboratory, to see that if this is something effective for the other larger employers as well.” Is concern of some workers pocketing cash without actually getting all the sleep? “We are not at all worried, it’s on honour system, we trust staff,” she says. Aetna’s commitment ensures the workers get enough sleep comes as a number of studies warn not sleeping long enough can significantly affect our ability to do our job. In the US alone, average worker loses 11.3 working days or $2,280 (£1,700) of productivity per year due to their sleep deprivation, according to a 2011 report by American Academy of Sleep Medicine. It calculates that this adds up to an annual loss of $63.2bn for the US economy. Meanwhile, the 2015 European study by the Rand Corporation said “staff who slept less than 7-8 hours per night, experienced significantly loss of more productivity compared to employees who slept more than 8hours per night on average.” And researchers at University of California San Francisco warned last year not getting enough sleep can make you ill. They found people who sleep less than 6 hours a night are 4 times more likely to catch a cold if exposed to virus. Arianna Huffington, the founder and boss of news website Huffington Post, is on a crusade to persuade other business leaders to get enough sleep. She says that until 2007 she was a textbook example of a go-getting boss who was trying to survive on very little sleep – often just three hours a night. Until one day she passed out in the office as a result of exhaustion.
Ms Huffington, who had been working 18-hour days, woke up with a broken jaw and covered in blood from a cut above her eye. She tells the BBC: “For many years I subscribed to a flawed definition of success, buying into our collective delusion burnout is the necessary price we must pay for success.“In terms of the traditional measures of success, which focuses on money and power, I was very successful.“I was not living a successful life by any sane definition of success. I knew something had to radically change, I could not go on that way. Continued Ms Huffington committed herself to getting at least 8 hours sleep a night, installing blackout curtains, and ensuring that her digital devices far from her bedroom. So transformed her life, greatly improved her ability at work. Ms Huffington is so evangelical about the need for people to get more sleep that earlier this year she released a best-selling book on subject – The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.“The business world is waking up to high cost of sleep deprivation productivity, healthcare, ultimately, the bottom line,” she says. Jennifer Evans, co-founder of Canadian marketing business Squeeze CMM, admits that she still doesn’t get enough sleep, despite the problems this can sometimes cause. The 46-year-old Toronto-based entrepreneur says that when she is tired “decision making is tougher… I have made some awesomely bad decisions when sleep deprived.” Yet often she has too much work to do to allow her to get an early night. Business decisions are better made in a healthy mind office environment. Gadgets make it harder to switch off mind even if one knows must ideally get more sleep. Temptation for a quick sneak peak of just one more thing drifts into hours lost in thought unaware of time passing. At times surprised by a bright morning sunshine indicating sleepless night and getting up to work regardless. Feeling drained or exhausted phones in sick hence inconsistent work schedule. The boss complains of lack of focus attention to details, mistakes. Compounded by the undergirded residues of previous alcohol trait in the bloodstream it all adds up to stimulate a mind to stay awake causing system out of control pattern so repeats itself phone friends to let them know in advance if not visiting. IT IS IMPORTANT TO LOOK AFTER ONESELF FIRST AS GOD SAID LOVE OTHERS AS YOU LOVE FIRST YOURSELF. NOT NEGLECT YOURSELF TO LET POLITENESS OVERRIDE WISDOM OR GUT FEELING COMMON SENSE. Drastic measures required to break an unhealthy cycle of Monday to Friday night meet up for drink. That can be relegated to once at weekend Friday Night Only to catch up on lost sleep on Saturday. Rest well and prepare for work from Sunday choosing clothes to wear, shoes neatly laid aside. Check bag, contents, ensure documents, notebook, pen, paper, reports, phone, sandwiches made, keys ready for office etc. Give enough time for an anticipated delay of traffic jams, weather conditions. Motto: Always AHEAD OF TIME at least 15 minutes, read, have hot drink to pick up mood for day. Do not become modern technology victim overwhelmed or spoilt for choice, too much overload distraction so unable to sleep. God’s inbuilt purpose sleep mechanism is to do you good that is reason but 24/7 electricity electronics changed work and rest patterns. To sleep 8 hours is human right so enjoy sleeping without a guilt of unfinished business.I once slept so deeply in boarding school all rushed in to see if I was alright. After Saturday night entertainment turned out they put the smallest person through a bathroom window to unlock front door to let everyone in. Still unaware, it was one person who asked what happened to me last night, and narrated this incident to me. For some reason can really sleep deep because learnt to sleep early and enjoyed sleeping to restore my body for repair as God planned to refresh for next day. Although almost comatose deep sleep in college dorm is not how to sleep I am working on learning to sleep light if necessary with alarm clocks set. Back up support set in place to check up on me if not awake by scheduled time if need arises not to happen again. By contrast, US businesswoman Sabrina Parsons says she has valued getting a good night’s sleep for years, realising that it greatly improves her productivity. “When I’m tired I’m not quick on my mental game,” says the 42-year-old boss of Palo Alto Software, which is based in Eugene, Oregon. She adds that even simple tasks such as answering emails can be arduous if she is too tired. Everyone’s body metabolism is different so some people can thrive on minimum sleep. Others cannot cope because it causes fogged head blurred thinking as the body is awake but the mind asleep.Almighty God Rested on 7th day so it is not laziness to take good personal care of body to relax and sleep well. You know yourself best so be kind enough to look after yourself not joining in all activities of owl friends who seem fine despite late nights. You are not seen in bad light if you explain sleep apnea affects your petformance. Some function well despite staying up late. Others have the effects of late nights intruding in work such as headaches, disorientation, lack of focus, tiredness due to lack of sleep. As more business leaders recognise the problems caused by lack of sleep, an industry has grown up to help tackle the issue. Els van der Helm an Amsterdam-based sleep adviser who has worked with the numerous bosses of global companies. “Sleep is essential to coming up with creative solutions, calmly seeing insight into processes, putting things together intelligently,” she says. Ms van der Helm adds without enough sleep the people “lose their ability to judge their own performance.” What about those individuals who seem to be able to cope perfectly well with little sleep? Such as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher who was said to need 4 hours sleep a night. Ying-Hui Fu, professor of neurology at University of California, San Francisco, says there may be genetic reason. She says she and her team have discovered a rare gene allows someone to be productive on 5 or 5 hours of sleep a night. The gene is said to be active in one in every 1,000 people. “You can not make yourself a short sleeper,” says Dr Fu. “You either have the gene or you do not.” So to be safe than sorry do sleep and take cat nap breaks on long distance journeys if driving. Plan resting time in between journey to refresh yourself to be more alert and eat properly, drink plenty of water to hydrate the body. Above all, sleep, sleep, sleep you are not lazy just wisely taking care of your precious body.
REMEMBER TO GIVE HER ROSES & CHOCOLATES ON VALENTINES DAYSERENADE GOD’S LOVE CELEBRATION TESTIMONY OF GOD’S GLORY IN YOUVALENTINE DAY CELEBRATIONS INCLUDES CHILDREN’S FESTIVE MEAL PARTIES MEALS HELP CELEBRATE GOD’S LOVE EVEN IN THE TOUGH TIMES TOOVALENTINE FESTIVE MEALS ARE GRAND YET TAILORED TO TASTEGOD’S DEEPER LOVE BEYOND UNDERSTANDING SUSTAINS LOVEFAMILIES EXPRESS LOVE TO WITH GRATITUDE AND TRUE AFFECTIONSAPPRECIATION BY EXTRA AFFECTION ATTENTION DEEPENS INTIMACY AND LOVE
ROMANTIC LOVE HEART CHAIR TO CELEBRATE VALENTINES MEMORIES
APPRECIATIONEXTRA AFFECTION ATTENTION DEEPENS INTIMACY AND LOVE
LIGHT ROMANCE ENJOYED DEEPENS LOVE TO CELEBRATE MOMENT
GOD’S STRENGTH HELPS ENJOY GOOD, ENDURE CHALLENGING TIMES CREATE SACRED SPECIAL LOVE NEST ZONE EXCLUSIVE FOR PASSION GIFTS EXCHANGED HELP EXPRESS TOKENS OF DEEP LOVE JOURNEYCelebrating Valentine’s Day origins its a remembrance of the martyred Catholic priest in Rome. Valentine accounts say, defied edict of Emperor Claudius, which forbade the marriage of young couples in order to save men for more focused military use. Valentines married young love birds anyway and beheaded on February 14 in tyear AD 269. Celebrate true love sentiment with flowers, cards, meals, teddy bears and chocolates. True love is much sweeter than candy deeper than movies or romance novels. Bible teaches about Godly Love in John 3:16 and romantic love in Book of songs of Solomon. Some love start at first sight in the Bible. Five examples are Adam and Eve (Genesis 2:20–23), Rebecca and Isaac (Genesis 24:64–65), Jacob and Rachel (Genesis 29), David, Abigail (1 Samuel 25), David, Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11–12). Intense initial love matures into a more rooted love. Before Rebecca saw Isaac she committed herself to him approved by family. First sight of him experienced intense feelings of love she nearly fell off of her camel. Already bound herself to him beforehand, her soul was able to recognize (know) him as her true soul mate even before they had actually met. Love is the ability to relate to another with deep, intense attachment is called wisdom knowledge before emotional feelings. The relationship of Jacob and Rachel is considered prototypical example of romantic love.
Upon seeing her first time at a well, he was smitte able to singlehandedly roll back stone covering well then water her father’s sheep. Real love is so pragmatic practical by hands on hard work for life. Not just fantasy, accurate perception of Rachel real knowledge beforehand due to her family background. David and Abigail, David prepared, so did not have foreknowledge but did experience love. Her wisdom and charisma succeeded in calming his anger, emotions, creating a situation so his approach to relationship is guided by her wisdom. David killed Bathsheba’s husband so to marry her is betrayal of lowest level of relationship. Lust at first site is exception rather than rule. Impetuous initial love is difficult to form roots get help. Intense feeling can stabilize a relationship afterwards. No matter how love begins with passion fire lightening or slow and steady effort, it can develop and grow roots by God’s Grace and guidance in Jesus to endure.