Possible Solutions to Exhaustion
Over the past few weeks I have written posts referring to a particular type of deficiency our modern diets is causing and that of course is magnesium.
One of the major results of magnesium deficiency is a sense of exhaustion or constant tiredness.
The reason for this has to do with a bunch of other processes which occur within the body mainly to do with the uptake and distribution of calcium but there is another source of exhaustion that goes beyond the physical.
Below this article you will see a link to another blog post at MindBodyGreen covering some very common causes of exhaustion form a wellness perspective.
In my opinion there is one item missing from that list and it’s kind of important because if it is the source of your exhaustion then using this tips can literally bring you back to life.
The item I am talking about is that of a failed or frustrated goal in life.
Our lives are filled with goals little and large.
We have all sorts of goals whether it is to date that girl, get that job, buy that house or have a great career.
Goals are our carrots!
They keep us moving forward through life with energy.
As long as the goal is still within sight we will tend to keep moving.
But unfortunately if we lose sight of the goal we start to slow down and get exhausted and life becomes an effort to keep moving forward but without the goal it all kind of gets hard.
So add to that list a failed goal as a possible source of exhaustion.
Ask yourself whether recently there was some goal you were trying to reach and for some reason you gave up on that goal or at least decided it was unattainable.
Then ask yourself in all reality was it you who gave up on the goal or did someone close to you (or not so close) do or say something that made you feel that way.
Look at the goal again with fresh eyes.
Ask yourself honestly if it is something you want to achieve and if it is rededicate yourself to that goal and come back to life.
But the Label Says Vegan!
In the big world of marketing there is an old concept for presenting products called “positioning.”
Positioning is where you take a product with a perceived reputation or perhaps no reputation at all in the minds of the public and manipulate that perception by associating the product with some other product.
In fact you don’t have to associate your product necessarily with another.
You can associate it with a personality or a group or a movement or just about anything you feel has good reputation or a positive public relations persona.
You can make sugar filled cupcakes with the most god awfully unhealthy ingredients and by saying it is “vegan,” somehow all is forgiven.
Well actually nothing is forgiven at all.
What really happens is that the majority of the public see that they are vegan and investigate no further!
Hey! It’s vegan!
The same goes for a whole range of foods that are associated with generally accepted concepts of good health despite not really adhering to any of them and the public purchase and consume them with total faith.
Maybe you are too!
Check out this list of commonly accepted as good snacks and see what they real story is.
Sugar – The Next Target (Hopefully)
It seems that now that the trans-fat story has begun to enter the final stages of them becoming more and more rare in our foods it’s time to place our attention elsewhere.
And where else would be better then on the subject of sugar!
As usual the gains are incremental and it is all moving with the speed of a sloth but at least it is moving.
I think the days of the sugar industry, especially the corn syrup gang, paying huge amounts of money for “studies” proving no relationship between sugar and anything bad… ever are over.
Yes they will probably keep churning out the propaganda but just like in the case of trans-fats the general public will have just too many alternative sources of information freely available to them for it to make any difference.
Their real problem is that studies showing adverse effects of sugar tend to align with their own life experiences and it doesn’t take too long for the general public to go from believing the studies to, “I don’t care what they say, my experience tells me different.”
Treating Bruising Naturally
In keeping with theme of every parent becoming an overnight paramedic sensation here is a great tip I found for the treatment of bruising.
I always knew bromelain was an effective enzyme for assisting an uncooperative digestive system but I didn’t know it’s value extended to bruising.
Anyway, it’s always worth a try!
Pump up That C!
It seems that just about every week I come across some kind of story backing up the concept that isolating various nutritional factors is never the whole story.
The idea of packing your body with Vitamin C when you have a cold sometime works, and then again sometimes it doesn’t.
Why is it that for some people this is an almost foolproof system for quickly getting rid of a cold yet for other people it is nothing more than an expense and an inconvenience.
Well as usual Vitamin C is not actually the whole story.
Check out the article below for a great read on how one substance working with another is generally the way things go.