Wednesday check-up and the law of attraction

In all of this storm with many worries, work-related tasks and home duties as you might know from my latest posts I managed to take a few minutes a day to listen to some motivational speakings and to discover more about the law of attraction.

During this time with many tasks and activities, I managed to think, even if I had the flashbacks about what could wrong, about what could go right and how this could change my life.

I started with tiny steps, and had small requests for myself, like: Today I am not going to miss the bus and save some money (because being late meant I had to take a cab). In the beginning, it was hard because I always had to do some „important” tasks before going to work.

Realizing exactly that what I am doing was not right I started planning and shortened the list of my tasks during the workdays. Being focused on the time spent and planning things to happen in my way and my benefit things started to work better and I could see an improvement.

If today I created my „to do” list, and performed everything planned in time at home, managed to arrive at work and not be late then the law of attraction worked in my way because I wanted to. Yes, I had to push myself and stop procrastinating, yes I had in mind and repeated to myself the fact that I have control over what’s happening.

I came to realize that in some days if I have trained my mind and remembered myself previously that I won’t be late at work and had faith that I will arrive in time then the Universe granted me that thing right away. For example, if I had arrived at the station at 15:10 and I had to be at work at 15:30, then a bus will arrive in front of me within those intermediate 10 minutes and take me to work.

Another thing that has had worked for me today was the doctor check-up. Even if I was nervous and afraid about what could happen, have been worried and concerned about my health I kept in mind that things will go well. My body was shaking and I felt so down and had so many questions in mind but deep down I knew that things will go right.

I trained my mind to be confident and considerate, taking things as they are and accept them but with a positive outcome taking the good things only. So I said to myself: Kate, today might be OK or might be bad, but you only have the answer to what will be because you will have the power to change what is happening.

Staying in the waiting room and expected for my turn I even conclude that I need to go through good and bad in this life. There is no way we can skip the challenges and the pain, and going through it would make me a better person, the one I am today.

With all the ups and downs, at the end of the check-up, the doctor looked me in the eyes and confirmed that everything is OK and that I am healthy. I was so happy at that moment that I could feel like a hard stone was raising from my heart and that I was free.

That hard stone was not necessarily the result of my previous experiences but the negative thinking that took place in my brain. Adding every single day a new stone to the burden deep down in the suffering heart, I simply made my life hard. Thinking negative and getting myself into depression was not a clever choice.

Having to go through hardships in life changes you and your way of thinking, makes you learn new amazing things that could not be learned while being happy and in your comfort zone. Yes, it’s painful and yes tears and letting go might be involved but that is the only way you get to mature and to transform yourself.

At the end of the day, I am thankful to God for bringing me in this very moment while being healthy at home, writing to you, dear readers about the benefits of believing in the law of attraction, having faith in God and being positive.

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Lemon and its beneficial effects

Lemongrass (Citris Lemon) is a shrub of the Rutaceae family, sourced from Asia and its fruits are used around the world, having various uses for both culinary and non-culinary purposes.

Lemon is used for: juice, pulp and bark. Lemon juice contains about 6% citric acid which gives a distinct sour taste.

Short history

Initially, lemon was used for its antiseptic properties, being used as an antidote for various poisons. In India it is endless being used in daily life for different purposes, especially in traditional Indian medicine Siddha and Ayurveda but also in the kitchen as the main ingredient.

It was later used as an ornamental plant, in the 20th century in the Islamic gardens.

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Uses for culinary purposes

The fruit has various uses in the kitchen, as follows:

  • Fresh lemon juice can be used to season the fish or marinate it;
  • Vinegar substitute in salads;
  • Together with water and sugar, lemonade is obtained but can also be used in cocktails or alcoholic beverages;
  • Lemon juice is considered a short-term preservative for certain foods that tend to oxidize;
  • Key ingredients in the preparation of lemon pie.

Medicinal uses

  • Lemon juice has antiseptic properties due to low pH, being used from first aid products to treatments for sore throat.
  • The juice is rich in vitamin C, which makes it a key ingredient in treating degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
  • In cosmetics it is used because it gives the skin elasticity, but also in the preparation of masks helping to remove impurities. The lemon also has an astringent effect and helps fight acne.

Applications in the Chemical Industry

  • The oil obtained from the lemon peel is used to clean wood surfaces, dissolve old wax, fingerprints and dirt.
  • It is used for copper vessel rejuvenation products.
  • Lemon is also used in cleaning products for the kitchen and the toilet, as an deodorizer but also to remove grease, stains and in order to disinfect.

Benefits of Lemon Tea

  • Lemon tea helps detoxify the liver, being recommended for consumption 4 times a week, in the morning on an empty stomach;
  • Being rich in vitamin C, lemon tea helps the body fight the cold and seasonal flu, acting as a natural antiseptic and regular consumption helps fight infections and other diseases. It is recommended to make tea with lemon, honey and ginger for a quick effect.
  • Lemon tea is known to increase metabolic rate, preventing fat deposits, being recommended in the morning on an empty stomach;
  • The consumption of lemon tea reduces the fatigue accumulated along the way and revitalizes the body, conferring energy;
  • Lemon tea is recommended for cardiac patients because it lowers blood pressure. The flavonoids present in the lemon help reduce inflammation and prevent the formation of blood clots in the arteries;
  • In long-term consumption, lemon tea lowers cholesterol levels;
  • Lemon tea prevents and eliminates kidney stones;
  • Being rich in antioxidants, lemon tea helps prevent cancer.

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Protection masks and when we should use them

With the constant change of weather and variations in temperature, the body becomes weaker and more susceptible to contact seasonal colds.

Protective masks and when we should use them

The large agglomerations within the bus stations, inside the malls and even the workplace, are true sources of contamination. I say this because many people suffer from colds, they cough, sneeze outdoors without covering themselves with a napkin or at least wearing a protective mask.

Ironically, I see people wearing masks on the street because they look „cool” and they are fashionable, but they are not affected by the flu or carry any virus. People who need protective masks because they are sick do not wear them, and those who wear them do it even though they do not need it.

I was recently watching Dr. Mike’s video on Coronavirus and I was surprised to find that suppliers were left without protective masks because they were purchased in industrial quantities.

No, don’t get me wrong, they were not purchased by hospitals to supplement the real need but by healthy people, without problems. Thus, people who needed protective masks in hospitals could not use them, and those who were good, healthy were watching them from the closet at home in case of disaster.

We must understand that protective masks are intended for sick people for use to protect the healthy, not the other way around. As I said in the article on Coronavirus, it is recommended to wear a mask only if there are respiratory symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, to protect others.

It makes no sense to wear protective masks if we are well and do not pose a health threat to those around us.

Currently, factories around the world are working on the program to supplement the need for protective masks, and the need is partially covered due to the major global demand.

Hyo-Jick Choi, a professor at the University of Alberta, said: „Respiratory secretions cannot be completely filtered by protective masks. Also, the protective masks and even the surgical ones do not have the function to kill the virus, and when the respiratory secretions reach the surface of the mask, viruses can survive from several hours to a week. ”

Conclusions

Wearing long-lasting protective masks with virus particles can endanger both us and those around us. Thus, to ensure complete protection against viruses we must wash our hands frequently, use napkins to wipe our noses and keep a distance of 3 feet from those affected.

But under the conditions in which we have the flu, we go out in the open air without wearing a protective mask, cough and sneeze without covering ourselves with a napkin and we are very close to other healthy people contamination is imminent; especially in cases where some organisms are not ready to fight the flu and have a weakened immune system.

We do ourselves a disservice because we spread the virus in the air and we can inevitably contact it before we recover and also endanger other lives. Let’s be aware of what we do and pay more attention to ourselves and those around us to maintain a healthy and clean environment.

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How to overcome fatigue accumulated during the week

Today, 4/18/2019, on Thursday I declare that I feel tired. Last week was extremely crowded, and on the weekend I worked and this week seems to be just as busy.

At one point, in the middle of the week, I had the impression that I was pulling with all my strength to resist and face the challenges of every new day. But I never did it with the „charged” batteries. Thus, small mistakes have squeezed both in work and at home.

The most important thing is that I have learned to be perseverant and to treat every new aspect of my life. I have learned from mistakes and gradually build a new I every day, in a better way, despite all the obstacles from the outside, from nowhere.

Today, I thought it would be important to share with you, dear readers, some ideas and tips on how we could cope with the tiredness over the week.

In order to be able to recover our energy and daily activity we need to respect a few simple elements:

1. Nourishment

Everyday food has to be chosen according to the needs of the body, otherwise if we feel tired, then our interior is equally affected.

It is important to avoid large amounts of carbohydrates, especially unhealthy carbohydrates in sweets. Existing carbohydrates in sweets increase and then lower blood sugar, producing mood swings and fatigue.

But that does not mean we have to avoid carbohydrates altogether, because they are responsible for increasing serotonin levels (serotonin increases the level of well-being in the body). Thus, it is advisable to replace unhealthy carbohydrates with various healthy vegetables, fresh fruits or even cereals.

Also a good source of energy and vitality are the oil. Hazelnuts, caju, almonds are rich in protein and magnesium. The absence of magnesium in the body can lead to fatigue.

Selenium Complex, Omega 3, Magnesium and Vitamin B12 – are real adjutants in combating fatigue and lack of energy. From the meat category we recommend: pork meat (rich in tyrosine), fish meat (rich in Omega 3). A need for 20-25 g of fiber is needed every day.

Hydration on time – is very important in combating fatigue, as dehydration causes fatigue. Therefore, it is important to properly hydrate each day, respecting the average of 2.5 L of water.

Black chocolate – A square of dark chocolate in a snack increases the level of energy and good mood. Cocoa beans contain caffeine and theobromine (a caffeine-like compound).

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2. Coffee

Coffee is the most recommended drink to combat fatigue. I do not know how it works for other people, but to me, short-term 🙂. Caffeine increases metabolism for the moment and improves concentration. So a coffee drank at different intervals of the day will help us maintain concentration and will prompt us to be alerted for a longer period of time.

3. Passion for exercise

People who know me may admit that I’m joking. Seating at work for 8-9 hours a day and accumulated fatigue impedes the will to move. But, however, we have to try. It is important to get out of the chair once in a few hours, to let ourselves out with a few exercises, to go out to clean air to oxygenate our brains.

We have to practice at least 1 hour / 30 minutes a day of exercise during our free time. I recommend back exercises especially for people who work in the office and stay with their backs bent more and more. Also, exercises for hands and feet are important for a better posture and for improving blood circulation in the body. Even a quarter-hour walk is a step forward for a healthy life.

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4. Rest

Specialists recommend 8 hours a day for sleep. Working in night shifts and arriving at a late hour at home can interfere with your regular rest. Thus, chances are either to sleep more than 8 hours, or not to sleep for 5 hours.

Regardless of work schedule, rest periods must be strictly observed. In order to be able to focus throughout the day, in order to be productive and positively charged, we need to rest properly.

Conclusions

Respecting everyday rest, healthy eating, hydrating and moving, we will be able to fight against so much fatigue and keep ourselves healthy and energetic. A healthy body maintains with a healthy, well-thought-out and well-established program.

I consider that the formula of Iuvenal: „Mens sana in corpore sano” applies very well in this article. So, dear readers, let’s keep a healthy mind in a healthy body!

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The effects of Coca Cola Consumption in Human Body

                                                   History of the Coca Cola drink

Coca Cola is a carbonated drink made by Coca Cola. Originally considered an authorized medicine, the drink was invented by John Stith Pemberton and later bought by businessman Asa Griggs Candler.

John Stith Pemberton, after graduating medical studies went in a civil war. After the war, he was diagnosed with a serious serious life-threatening wound. Being addicted to morphine, John Stith Pemberton found a way to fight his addiction by creating Coca Cola.

In 1885, Pemberton began selling a drink called „Pemberton’s French Wine”, the beverage being made of cocaine, kola nuts and damiana (a shrub with aphrodisiac and anti-anxiety properties).

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Coca Cola was originally marketed as a remedy for many illnesses, one of which included impotence. Pemberton has given this drink properties such as: healing headaches, anxiety, depression, indigestion and addiction. Cocaine was removed from the drink only in 1914. At that time, a glass of Coca Cola cost was 5 cents.

The name of the drink refers to two of its basic ingredients: cocaine leaves and round nuts (a coffee source). Today, Coca Cola uses instead of fresh coca leaves, used leaves – the cocaine extracts, cocaine from them being present at the molecular level.

Kola Nuts – is a source of flavor and coffee. However, the ingredients made public are: carbonated water, sugar, phosphoric acid, caramel dyes, natural flavor and caffeine. As we all know, the Coca Cola drink recipe remains a secret today, although recipes have been identified, but none is the original one.

                      The effects of Coca Cola consumption in the human body

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Wine writer Meredith made a study about Coca Cola. According to this study, a 330 ml dose of Coca Cola contains so much sugar that the human body should vomit, but phosphoric acid „cuts off”, helping the body keep the fluid inside.

After 40 minutes of drinking, blood sugar has increased, pupils are dilated and blood pressure is also rising. Thus, the body begins to produce more dopamine, a neurotransmitter that controls nerve centers of brain pleasure, basically in the same way that heroin works.

In an hour you will feel the need to urinate, starting to have a carbohydrate crisis in the body, which will make you irritated and faint. Also, with eliminated urine and water present in Coca Cola, along with important nutrients in the body.

The Infograf’s creator, former pharmacist Niraj Nirak, says that absolutely all caffeine beverages act this way, not just Coca Cola.

                                         What doctors say about Coca-Cola …

Cola does not bring any benefit to the body, being energetic and poor nutritional – it doesen’t contain vitamin, mineral, it’s empty, says Dr. Corina Zugravu, representative of the National Institute of Public Health.

The thing confirmed by Dr. Madalina Olimid, the family doctor, – cola is enriched in the CO2 manufacturing process and is considered acidic with a PH acid that damages the stomach. These drinks are forbidden in those with gastritis and gastro esophageal reflux, hernia hiatata, says the doctor.

Carbonated beverages of the cola type have the main defect that fat, fattening leads to countless and serious complications. „Many are sweetened not with sugar, but with honey fructose fructose, which is more obese and more damaging to the heart and the heart.” „Weight gain is a risk factor for other diseases.” Recent research has shown that these beverages are a factor risk and high blood pressure. Not to mention the syndrome of metabolism, diabetes, etc … „says the nutritionist.

Dr. Corina Zugravu warns about the negative effects of caffeine in cola – insomnia, tremor, tachycardia. She says she is one of the cola victims of caffeine, although she can drink two hard coffees without problems, but we do not sleep for hours on cola.

Last but not least, Cola is a demineralising effect on teeth due to PH acid. „Age is not a predisposing factor, but perhaps only by the preferences of the patient. Generally, young people are more likely to drink more,” explains Dr Simona Sevcenco, a dentist. The effect of Coca Cola on teeth can be compared to the effect of some actions. The carbonated beverages have a pH around 3, and the gastric juice is pH 0.9-1 „.

                                                          Personal conclusions

In conclusion, Coca Cola is not recommended for consumption, neither long nor short. Personally, I have a little enjoyable history of Coca Cola consumption, because I am anemic, which means I perceive the „side effects” of the drink much more intense.

Trembling, imbalance, dizziness, nausea, agitation and lack of concentration are just some of the effects that Coca Cola exerts on the body.

There are people who can not live without the consumption of carbonated drinks, such as Coca Cola, Pepsi and others, but at what risk? Why would I want to hurt myself, willingly and consciously? Just because we have them and we have the option to choose, that does not mean we have to choose wrongly.

During the studies in the faculty, The Dean often told us at classes: All the foods are good for the body as long as we know how to do dose them. A small amount of a particular product, well thought out and administered at the right time can do wonders.

So in closing the article I conclude that although Coca Cola is a very publicized and commercialized drink, that does not mean we have to do abuse. Ideally we would like to focus on the beneficial drinks for the body such as water, natural fruit juices and teas.

Dean Ornish said that bad health is not because we have it but because we already have something that makes it bad. Health is not something to get, it’s something you already own if it isn’t bothered by something – let’s not let that thing be Coca-Cola.

Mesele zilei si importanta lor

Dupa cum bine stiti micul dejun este cea mai importanta masa din zi. Din aceasta masa ne luam aportul de vitamine, proteine, lipide si glucide de care avem nevoie pentru a fi plini de energie si pentru a avea putere sa ne ocupam de treburile zilnice.

De aceea nu trebuie sa sarim peste el, ignorandu-l complet. Este o mare greseala deoarece sarind peste aceasta masa, consumand doar cafea si mai stiu eu ce alte bauturi sau dulciuri ne facem rau intentionat, cu sau fara stirea noastra.

Sunt destule persoane ce nu sunt constiente de acest lucru sau nu dau importanta tratand cu nepasare acest aspect. Ei bine, cum ar zice romanul “Si-o cam fac cu mana lor…”. Consumand mancaruri rar, evitand mesele esentiale ale zilei – micul dejun, pranzul si cina – cu scopul de a slabi sau din instinct ajung inevitabil sa posede anumite boli ce le afecteaza organismul in mod direct.

Cel mai greu este in cazul copiilor – cand din cauza consumului prelungit de dulciuri le scade pofta de mancare si nesupravegheati ajung si ei cu boli, ca majoritatea persoanelor ce nu isi pastreaza un echilibru intre mese sau mai rau mananca odata pe zi si atunci putin.

Boli

Va voi enumera o serie de boli ce ne afecteaza organismul si au ca si cauza nemancarea, consumul de mancaruri tip fastfood, consumul de mancaruri alterate.

1.Anemia

Organismul uman are nevoie de vitamine si substante nutritive pentru a functiona normal, substante care se regasesc de obicei in alimentele pe care le consumam zilnic. Alimentatia sanatoasa este un element cheie in mentinerea sanatatii organismului si, printre altele, stimuleaza productia de celule rosii. Atunci cand organismul nu primeste cantitatea necesara de vitamine se instaleaza anemia prin deficienta vitaminica.

2.Gastrita

Gastrita consta in afectiunea mucoasei gastrice reprezentata de procese inflamatorii, degenerative, metaplazice, alergice. Aceste leziuni pot avea o evolutie autolimitanta ducand la cicatrizare sau dimpotriva pot duce la complicatii grave reprezentate in special de hemoragii sau perforatii.
3.Toxiinfectii alimentare

Intoxicatia sau toxiinfectia alimentara este o boala acuta de cauza toxica sau infectioasa, aparuta in urma consumului de alimente sau bauturi contaminate cu microorganisme sau toxinele lor.Cazurile usoare de intoxicatie alimentara dureaza doar cateva ore, cel mult o zi sau doua. Alte tipuri, cum este botulismul sau alte forme de intoxicatie chimica, sunt grave si iti pot pune in pericol viata daca nu primesti tratament medical.

4.Anorexia

Anorexia nervoasa este un tip de tulburare alimentara. Oamenii cu anorexie se confrunta cu teama de a se ingrasa. Sunt acele persoane extrem de slabe si mereu preocupate de cantitatea de mancare ingerata. Anorexia afecteaza atata corpul, cat si mintea. Poate incepe cu o dieta si poate continua intr-un ritm necontrolat. Oamenii cu anorexie se gandesc numai la diete, se cantaresc tot timpul si au o imagine distorsionata despre propriul corp.

Dupa cum stiti, sanatatea nu este pretuita pana cand nu apare boala, de aceea fiti mai atenti cu voi insiva, cu ce consumati si cat consumati!