Vaping~Facts

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E-cigarettes contain acrolein, which is a herbicide used to kill weeds.[6]

Scientists note that vaping could aggravate the symptoms of COVID-19. Because vaping causes respiratory and lung problems, experts say vaping could make symptoms of the coronavirus worse.[4]

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are also called e-hookahs, vapes, vape pens, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS).[5]

E-cigarettes heat liquid (e-juice) to create an aerosol that users inhale. The liquid can contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) , CBD oil, and other flavors, substances, and additives.[5]

E-cigarettes produce several dangerous chemicals that can cause lung disease and cardiovascular disease.

These chemicals include acetaldehyde, acrolein, and formaldehyde.[6]

Second-hand vaping smoke contains toxic substances, such as nicotine, diacetyl (a chemical linked to serious lung disease), organic compounds (e.g.benzene), and heavy metals (nickel, tin, and lead).[6]

Studies show that if teens begin to vape with sweet flavors, such as mango or cotton candy, they are more likely to become addicted for life.[6]

Using e-cigarettes increases the likelihood of catching cold and flu viruses.[6]If a young adult or youth uses e-cigarettes, it increases the likelihood that they will start using traditional cigarettes.[6

Approximately 2/3 of teens who vape use fruit-flavored e-juice. Mint and menthol are the most popular.[6]

Poem

Rest Some
By MwsR

Can’t seem to fix it
Nothing can
It’s the spot within yourself you can’t stand.
Tried so many different ways
To stand above it
Yet silently you were sinking.
In desperate times
Truth rears it’s head
What makes a man, is constant dread.
No magical beans to help you escape
The turmoil you find when you hesitate.
There should be a trigger, a warning sign
But sadly none that controls your whole mind.
When fallen, you attempted to rise
There is no limit to your disguise
You try the truth but allow the lies.
Just one step you took so long ago into the wrong way
You can’t escape the effects, no how, no way.
Until you stop yourself from shirking your responsibilities.
Your endless torment of “what use to be’s.”
So gather up your strength, your battle scars
Things are seldom how you feel they are.
Put one foot then follow with another one
Till your back where you wanted and can rest some.

Coffee~How Much Do You Know About It?

Some of the health benefits claimed for drinking coffee are stunning. Two comprehensive studies published in the Annals of Medicine in July 2017 actually found drinking coffee seems to promote a longer life. Apparently, drinking more coffee was linked to a lower risk of death among the 700,000 people from different racial backgrounds, cultural and ethnic backgrounds involved in these studies.

The first study looked at non-white populations. It found drinking two to four cups of coffee translated into an 18 percent lower risk of death during the study period compared to non-coffee drinkers. More surprisingly, drinking more coffee seemed to lower the chances of dying from heart disease, stroke, cancer, kidney disease, diabetes and chronic lower respiratory disease.

The second study looked at people from 10 European countries. It found the top coffee drinkers were 25 percent less likely to die during the 16-year-study compared to the non-coffee drinkers.

Atop the “cons” for coffee is that this bean can be addictive. Drinking too much caffeine might lead to a caffeine overdose. There’s also the danger a caffeine overdose will overstimulate the body and burn out the adrenal glands. A person hooked to coffee that is unable to consume the quantities he’s used to can suffer from headaches, anxiety, irritability, fatigue and digestive issues, among others.

The other top three benefits of drinking coffee are as follows:

Coffee is high in beneficial antioxidants.

A number of studies show one of the top health benefits of coffee beans is their powerful antioxidant properties. These properties might be even stronger than those present in cocoa or some forms of tea leaves.

Research shows an average cup of coffee might contain more polyphenol antioxidants than cocoa, green tea, black tea and herbal tea. Coffee might be another good source of antioxidants if you can’t get these compounds that inhibit oxidation.

Coffee is effective at fighting free radical damage.

This is because coffee increases the amount of antioxidants in the blood. Two of the key antioxidants responsible for the majority of coffee benefits are chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid. These compounds can help protect cells against damage and oxidative stress.

Coffee protects liver health.

Drinking coffee increases circulation and can stimulate the liver. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that increased coffee consumption was associated with lower rates of liver disease progression in people with hepatitis C. Intriguingly, there was a 20 percent reduction in alcoholic liver syndrome for every cup of coffee a day drank by participants.

The “cons” of coffee cumsumption include:

Coffee can cause digestive problems.

Among the worst are nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Coffee causes a laxative effect triggered by the release of gastrin, a type of hormone that stimulates movement in the digestive tract. Caffeine can also worsen symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which is characterized by heartburn, nausea and belching.

Coffee could alter mood and boost anxiety.

Caffeine can affect muscles, hormones, neurotransmitters function and nerve signaling. These problems will manifest in people with existing health conditions like heart problems or diabetes .

Coffee can be high in calories.

Mixing coffee with cream and sugar can cause extra calories to accumulate, hindering weight loss altogether. A good coffee option for weight loss is to simply enjoy your coffee black or use a natural, low-calorie sweetener like stevia.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/the-good-and-bad-sides-to-drinking-coffee/ar-BBXPIqN

Mediterranean-Keto Effects on Cognition

Mediterranean-Keto Diet’s Surprising Effect On Cognitive Function

Kristine Arbolario

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/nutrition/mediterranean-keto-diets-surprising-effect-on-cognitive-function/ar-AAGTsQI?ocid=spartanntp

A study initiated by the researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine found a number of distinct gut microbiome in participants with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and its bacterial resemblance with the markers of Alzheimer’s disease.

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The scientists delved further by studying 17 adults, where 11 of the participants are diagnosed with MCI and six with normal cognition. They randomly appointed the subjects with a diet to observe in a span of six weeks – either the Mediterranean-ketogenic diet or the diet low in fat, high in carbohydrate.

The two groups would then switch diets after the given period for another six weeks.

The study aimed to show whether a Mediterranean-ketogenic diet could change the gut microbiome in order to increase cognitive function and lessen the Alzheimer’s markers.

After 12 weeks, they found that the Mediterranean-ketogenic diet really caused changes in the gut microbiome tied with a decreased level of markers of Alzheimer’s within both groups of adults.

Moreover, not only did the diet benefited the group of people diagnosed with MCI, but it also lessened Alzheimer’s markers in the study group with normal cognition.

In a news release, Hariom Yadav, PhD, co-author of the study, said that their findings supply important information that interventional and clinical studies in the future can refer to.

“Determining the specific role these gut microbiome signatures have in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease could lead to novel nutritional and therapeutic approaches that would be effective against the disease,” Yadav said.

The combination of the Mediterranean and keto diets seem to greatly influence an individual’s cognitive function as well as reduce the risk of having Alzheimer’s as the study showed.

Food sources of the newly found meal plan that could alter the microbiomes in your gut and improve your cognition include seafoods, poultry and eggs, olive oil, leafy greens, avocados, tomatoes and common Mediterranean flavorings such as paprika, cumin, cinnamon, oregano, etc.

You can also eat nuts and seeds, high-fat dairies, low-carb fruits like berries and red meat but only in moderation, and limit intake of common keto food sources to help lower LDL cholesterol, such as coconut oil, butter, heavy cream and fatty cuts of red meat.

If possible, avoid foods such as grains, legumes, sugar, tubers and some fruits like apples, bananas and oranges.

Did You Know?/Information Share/Cinnamon

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Hey Guys, since I am a diabetic, cinnamon is my friend! It works to lower my blood sugars and tastes great. There are many more benefits of cinnamon. I am sharing them below.

 

5 Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Modern science has now confirmed what people have known for ages.

Here are 5 health benefits of cinnamon that are supported by scientific research.

1. Cinnamon is a popular spice. It’s high in cinnamaldehyde, which is thought to be responsible for most of cinnamon’s health benefits.

2. Cinnamon contains large amounts of highly potent poly-phenol antioxidants.

The antioxidants in cinnamon have anti-inflammatory effects, which may help lower your risk of disease.

3. Cinnamon may improve some key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.

4. Cinnamon has been shown to significantly increase sensitivity to the hormone insulin.

5. Cinnamon has been shown to reduce fasting blood sugar levels, having a potent anti-diabetic effect at 1–6 grams or 0.5–2 teaspoons per day.

At the end of the day, cinnamon is one of the most delicious and healthiest spices on the planet. It can lower blood sugar levels, reduce heart disease risk factors and has a plethora of other impressive health benefits.

 

Healthy Follow.com/For more information.

Consequences/ Poem MwsR

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Each harsh word, chops away at another’s voice,

They cannot or will no longer talk to you.

All actions you do to get “back” at another,

Permanently bruises another’s pride.

Physical touch done in anger,

Replaces the love that was in another’s heart for you.

Taking no time to be with someone

Increases the chances that they won’t be available when you do.

Each demeaning comment you throw towards another

They will one day catch it and return it back to you.

With each action or word you give to another

Will in some way ,shape or form affect not only them but also you.