Saturday, November 17, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: brain health, clutter, declutter, Decluttering, depression, disease prevention, goodhealth, hoarding, home organization, how-to, mental health, MindBodyScience, organize, personal productivity, stress, stress relief (Natural News) Clutter can deprive you of your focus and reduce your productivity. The reverse is also true. According to Be Brain Fit, decreasing the amount of clutter around you reduces your stress levels. Material possessions have come to represent hopes and dreams. Throwing something away makes the person feel guilty about abandoning it. Furthermore, the fear of regretting the loss in the future stops many people from disposing of items. This leads to the build-up of clutter. One out of every three people are so afraid of the clutter in their home that they refuse to spend time there. But if they put in the effort to clear up the mess, they could save precious hours that would otherwise be wasted on … [Read more...] about Ridding clutter from your life can make you more focused and productive
Stress can make you sick
The weather is all over the place these days and now the question is, do all the changes in the temperature make you sick?Most people would agree, sudden weather changes can make you feel under the weather. It can't actually make you sick, you need to be exposed to the actual bacteria or viruses. But it can weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to those germs."When patients come in telling me 'all these weather changes- now I'm sick,' some of that's real, it is a stress on your body," said Dr. Cathleen London.And the changing conditions can cause certain symptoms. Cold air can make your nose run and constrict airways.If there's a storm on the way, the atmospheric pressure changes can cause joint pain or even migraine headaches for some people. And after the rain, the rise in pollen can make your allergy symptoms worseWhen the temperature drops, do what you can to boost your own immune system, including exercise and sleep. … [Read more...] about Can the changing temperatures make you sick?
A recent study from The Ohio State University found that when married couples have bitter arguments, they’re more likely to suffer from leaky gut, a problem that unleashes bacteria into the blood and can drive up disease-causing inflammation. (iStock) We all get into arguments with our partner every now and then. In fact, disagreeing is healthy to some extent. However, a recent study from The Ohio State University found that when married couples have bitter arguments, they’re more likely to suffer from leaky gut, a problem that unleashes bacteria into the blood and can drive up disease-causing inflammation. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, PhD, director of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at The Ohio State University, and lead author of the study, said anything that promotes inflammation chronically can lead to a number of different health problems. “Inflammation is more and more being seen as associated with a whole host of things you don’t … [Read more...] about How fighting with your spouse can make you sick
Puppies can be cute and cuddly, but they also carry germs that might make you very sick, a new government report warns. An outbreak of antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections in 2017 and 2018 that sickened 118 people in 18 states was traced to pet store puppies, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "This is most likely the tip of the iceberg," said researcher Dr. Mark Laughlin, a CDC veterinarian science officer. Among those sickened by the bacteria, 26 were hospitalized. Of those who became ill, 29 were pet store employees. It's likely that many others got sick, but not sick enough to go to the doctor, or doctors didn't report cases, Laughlin added. Campylobacter is not a rare bacteria. In fact, according to the CDC, it causes 1.3 million diarrheal illnesses in the United States each year. "People most often get Campylobacter after they consume undercooked chicken," Laughlin said. They can also get it from contaminated water and raw milk. But it's … [Read more...] about CDC: Your Dog Can Make You Sick
Story highlights Thanks to technology, exposure to traumatic events has rapidly increased over the past few decades Chronic levels of stress can lead to headaches, muscle tension or pain, stomach problems, anxiety and sleep issues (CNN)With every news alert or breaking story, our world seems to be pushed further and further into crisis. It is taking a serious toll on our environment but also on our mental health. In the past year, hurricanes battered communities around the globe, a monster earthquake wreaked havoc in Mexico, the American West erupted in flames and continues to burn, there have been more school shootings, and the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea is pouring lava into the Pacific Ocean, threatening the lives and homes of residents. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, the United States experienced 16 weather and climate disasters last year, with losses exceeding $1 billion and total costs of approximately $306 billion -- a national record. … [Read more...] about Too much bad news can make you sick