Bad Month for Big Soda
Well it’s been a bit of a bad month in the world of soda!
They have had the finger pointed at them for causing heart disease and a myriad of other health related problems and are now engaged in lengthy and expensive court cases with, of all things, corn syrup producers!
I love that!
It’s like a death match between Hitler and Jack the Ripper!
And to top it all off they actually won a court case against a city council that had banned their advertising on the grounds it was not in the public interest to advertise sugary drinks with no nutritional value.
Why was that bad news?
Because in the ensuing media surrounding the case they came off as looking like a bunch of feral predators preying on little children. They just can’t seem to take a trick these days!
How Health Affects Sperm
Most of us will have suffered or know someone who has suffered at least some form of depression at some time. It’s not as though the world is suddenly a more depressing place or that we are all suddenly becoming depressed.
It’s just that up until recently such things were never discussed and everyone was expected to just suck it up and get on with life.
I think it is safe to say that strategy is not really a strategy at all and rarely ends in a positive outcome.
The most difficult form of depression is probably not clinical depression because that manifests itself in a very obvious, consistent and persistent manner.
In other words, it’s pretty easy to spot.
The hard one is the kind of depression described in the article linked below.
It swings in at random moments, stays there for random amounts of time and just as randomly, lifts off.
The key to dealing with depression is formulating a strategy.
Some set of actions that you know will get you through it. I don’t mean get you out of it, I mean get you through it because there really is no getting out of it.
No Coffee, No Alcohol!
I was in two minds about posting this one this week.
I mean really, we all know that anyone that gives up alcohol and coffee for 15 months is obviously going to not only feel better but be a better functioning unit by the end of it anyway.
So why bother posting about it?
Well given the fact that we all deep down inside know how that story will end most of us are still not going to do it anyway!
We humans are like that!
Besides, I can easily get on board with the no alcohol part myself but that’s probably because I don’t drink much alcohol anyway.
It’s the part about the coffee I object to!
Anyway, if you think a little inspiration from someone else’s story might get you enthused enough to jump on the program then here you go.
I am at an age now where there are those amongst my parents generation that are beginning to or have already gone the path of Alzheimer’s.
In fact I have two friends whose fathers have totally “disappeared” into the disease and if the effects on the person are not devastating enough the loss of someone who is right there in front of you certainly is.
For everyone concerned this is just a truly horrible disease and any inroads into dealing with it or curing it are well worth taking a look at.
Back in the the routing for all sports injuries like muscle strains or ligament tears or bruising etc was to immediately apply heat.
I remember when my brother injured his knee playing football, the trainer at the time followed this procedure to the letter.
Every night he would come to out house and apply heating liniment, put the knee under a heat lamp and generally just bang away at it with more heat.
As a result of that treatment, my brother still walks with a bit of a limp!
These days we understand that although heat is a great weapon in dealing with injury it should only be used after any associated swelling or inflammation has subsided and we do this with ice!
Once the ice has done it’s job then we can hit it with heat and in many cases go with a cold / heat / cold / heat therapy to encourage repair.
So when I saw this article linked below on the virtues of using heat I wanted to add this little piece of information for you.
Yes, heat can be a great source of healing for the body but in certain circumstances only use it after you have iced down the area in question.
One of the most recent health issues that has come to light is that of Vitamin D deficiency. Of course the usual suspects of processed foods and lack of fresh produce are the main culprits of this latest trend and there are no surprises there.
But just because there are a bunch of articles floating around the internet on it does not mean you actually have a deficiency!
Too often I see people running of the the health food store and buying up big on this or that latest supplement because they read about but didn’t bother to check whether it applies to them.
So the reality is that yes, cases of vitamin D deficiencies are on the rise but that doesn’t mean you have one.
Check the link below for a sensible list that may indicate you have such a deficiency.
If you do qualify then find out how to correct that deficiency naturally by adjusting your diet.
Don’t just go automatically for the supplement option because in many cases supplements are nowhere near as effective as a good diet in the first place.
If you are not displaying any indicators of a deficiency then carry on with your life as if nothing ever happened!