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One simple change can have such a dramatic impact.

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Getting enough sleep is perhaps one of the most important things we can do for our health and body. Sleep is a chance for the body to repair itself and to reenergize.

Ever since I read the book “Why We Sleepby Matthew Walker (not an affiliate link), I became more aware of how sleep virtually impacts every cell in our body and how not getting consistent and adequate high-quality sleep can severely impact our body.

I made a promise to myself that I would try to get at least 7 hours of sleep if not more every single night…


Let’s talk about the truth everyone knows but doesn’t want to hear.

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Try to take a moment to absorb this mouth shattering statistic:

In 2016, over 1.9 billion adults (18 years and older) were overweight. Of these adults, a massive 650 million were obese.

The U.S. adult obesity rate is 42.4% which represents an increase of 26% since 2008.

I don’t know about you but I refer to obesity as a pandemic and it’s only going to get worse.

Fast food, junk food, physical inactivity, etc. are only making it worse.

You can go to McDonald’s and order whatever on their menu and have it ready in around 5 minutes. …


If we don’t stop now, there is no telling how severe it might become.

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Sodium is something that we all take for granted. We add it to our food for flavor & texture in the form of salt (40% sodium / 60% chloride) and salt acts as a preservative.

Sodium is an essential nutrient for the human body. It plays an important role in muscle and nerve function, water and fluid balance, and control of blood pressure and volume.

However, there is always a balance to everything, and it seems like we have started consuming way too much sodium in our diet.

The average American consumes 3,400 mg of sodium every day while 181…


It is revolutionizing health and medicine as we know it

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Infrared light is a part of the electromagnetic spectrum, which is the entire range of light that exists.

This spectrum is divided from longest wavelength to shortest into:

  • Radio
  • Microwave
  • Infrared
  • Visible
  • Ultraviolet
  • X-ray
  • Gamma ray

Common devices such as remote controls, night vision cameras, thermal imaging cameras, etc. all use infrared light.

In fact, all objects emit electromagnetic radiation and most of the radiation emitted by the human body and the sun is infrared.

Lately, there has been an increased interest and use of infrared light in the medical field.

Here are some ways infrared is changing the game…


It’s time we take a hard look at the way we have been pooping

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It’s pretty simple, right?

When you have to poop, you go to the toilet, sit on it, poop until you are satisfied, get up and clean yourself, and be on your way.

However, around 66% of the world still uses the squatting position to poop.

Whether that is squatting to poop in the fields because some people don’t have access to a sit-on toilet or actually using a squat toilet, squatting is very popular in Asia, Middle East, and Africa, while being practically unheard of in the Western world.


Two changes that made all the difference for the long-term

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My dad has had asthma for the past 10 years and probably for much longer but it’s been 10 years since his symptoms have started appearing more regularly.

Asthma is a disease or condition that primarily affects the lungs. During an asthma attack, the lung airways become constricted, swollen, and inflamed. These airways produce extra mucus which causes shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing.

Ever since my dad started having these symptoms, he uses an inhaler regularly both during an asthma attack and for long-time prevention.

He primarily uses two types of inhalers which are medicines that relax the muscles…


Tiny things that multiply greatly

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“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.”

— John Dryden

If there is one quote that I believe can change a person’s life, it would be this one.

Simply put, if you want to get somewhere in life, not only do you have to be persistent but also consistent.

Consistency is just as important as persistency. An easy life-hack to become more consistent is to form habits.

We all brush our teeth at night (hopefully) and that counts as a habit.

If you want to lose weight, wouldn’t having a habit of walking daily for 30…


3 ways to accelerate function and healing in a mother

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Pregnancy is one of those joyous moments in life which starts you on the path towards motherhood and the husband or loved one on the path towards fatherhood.

Pregnancy is difficult and carrying a baby for 9 months in the womb certainly takes a toll on women.

Not only does a woman’s body have to support herself but also support a live growing baby in the womb and during these months, it’s imperative that a woman be given the proper nutrition, health, and care she needs and deserves.

As the baby grows, a pregnant woman’s entire body goes through changes…


If you knew how damaging they are, you would never do them.

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Yeah, we all know sleep is important and we can’t feel well-rested and mentally refreshed without it.

But sleep is not something that we can just turn on with the turn of a switch.

Sleep is something that you have to mentally and physically be prepared for and then, your body goes to sleep.

However, we humans sometimes take stuff for granted and that is sleep. Even though we know it is important, we sometimes delay it due to our constant addiction to our worldly life.

In the U.S., 1 in 3 adults are not getting enough sleep and shockingly…


7 principles that cover every aspect of health summarized into one word

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First and foremost, I would like to present a disclaimer.

The GADDESS principles are not real and you won’t find anything about it on Google.

Why not?

Because these are principles that I made up and personally use.

Now before you leave to go read another article, hear me out.

The GADDESS principles stand for:

Green Tea

Almonds

Diet

D vitamin

Exercise

Sleep

Stress

I believe that if you stick with these principles for your entire life, you will be far healthy than the average person. …

Samir S.

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