Foods labeled as healthy may not always be so. A classic case is diet soda that can cause kidney problems and depression. Rhubarb leaves and elderberries can cause digestive problems like diarrhea and nutrient deficiencies. Not far behind is grilled meat that can expose you to toxic PAHs. Mercury in fish is becoming a major concern with pollution not taking a step back.
Anusara yoga focuses on reconnecting with the goodness inside you, goodness that every person is born with. Based on five principles of alignment, it involves postures that are in tune with the natural energy circuits within the body. Three prime focal points of energy within the body are activated as well. Anusara yoga is bound to lift your spirits and make you feel good about yourself.
Sodas contain caffeine that energizes us and sugar that makes us feel good. Identify which of the two drives your soda cravings and find healthier substitutes. Tea or coffee for caffeine and a balanced diet and stress-free lifestyle for sugar. Soy products help curb sugar urges. Keep yourself motivated and drink lemon water. You may fail at times but don’t give up.
Artificial dyes in foods may pass out in stools, imparting a color. Natural pigments like lycopene in tomatoes and chlorophyll in spinach can color stools as well. Foods with dark hues like licorice can result in black stools. Meat, poultry, fish, and seafood are iron-rich and can also cause black stools. Green, red, and black stools may be caused due to diarrhea or internal bleeding.
Realize that dogs are not humans and react instinctively. They do not react well to excitable, forced affection, and they know if you’re afraid of them. The best way to introduce yourself to an unfamiliar dog is by staying calm and greeting the dog parent first. Gradually inch your way toward the dog, level down, and allow it to familiarize with your scent.
Turmeric and curcumin supplements are generally considered safe, posing no health risks. At extremely high doses of 1,000 mg per day, curcumin may cause mild digestive issues like acid reflux, flatulence, bloating, and diarrhea. This also means that only extremely high daily consumption of turmeric can cause gastrointestinal problems. Poor-quality turmeric contaminated with fillers may cause issues for those who are gluten intolerant.
Beef and mutton fat, milk, butter, and baked and fried foods contain trans fats that are pro-inflammatory, causing heart disease and diabetes. Deep frying, grilling, and smoking can contaminate foods with acrylamides and PAHs implicated in nerve damage and cancer. The food chain also plays a role in exposing us to food toxins, allowing mercury to crawl its way from water into our bodies.
Adopting low-carb high-fat diets like ketogenic diets can result in ketosis. As the body transitions to using fat for energy instead of glucose, it may struggle. Along with the welcome weight loss, fatigue, insomnia, disturbed sleep, reduced hunger, and digestive problems crop up as well. With time, the body adjusts to higher levels of ketones and benefits brain function, particularly focus and memory.