In our society we put a premium on our waking hours and have the tendency to underestimate the importance of a full-night’s sleep. Millions of people who suffer from insomnia look for quick fixes instead of exploring the root causes of the problem. Sleep hygiene is an afterthought for many people. Evening is a time to allow our minds and bodies to turn inward to our subconscious. Sleep deprivation is the root of many health issues like memory impairment, a weakened immune system and stress that can lead to cardiac disease, heart disease and digestive disorders.
Exposure to the diminishing light at dusk helps regulate sleep hormones in the body. Excessive lighting at night, evening shift work, evening computing, video games, television and late-night eating all serve to counteract the body’s natural rhythms. It’s no wonder people have trouble sleeping. Rather than embrace nighttime as rest time, we tend to let our minds wander from one element of stress to another keeping us up for hours or perhaps an entire evening. We are then forced to approach the new day without having benefited from the regenerative powers that night time brings.Take a Tour
It should not surprise any woman that 9 out of every 10 of us have had Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) symptoms which may include: aches, pains, emotional stress, abdominal bloating, acne, anxiety, backache, breast swelling and tenderness, cramps, depression, intense food cravings, dizzy or fainting spells, fatigue, headaches, nausea, insomnia, altered sex drive, swelling of the fingers and ankles, and personality changes such as drastic mood swings, outbursts of anger, violence and sadness (yes, an extensive and exhaustive list)! But keep your chin up ladies and walk away from those donut holes and fried onion rings! There are many great natural ways to beat the PMS blues; including changing the foods we eat. From a nutrition stand point, the foods we consume, and (on a greater holistic scale) our general lifestyles have tremendous effects on whether or not women experience those monthly symptoms and the severity, as well.Take a Tour
9 out of every 10 women have had Premenstrual Syndromes (PMS) which may include: aches, pains, emotional stress, abdominal bloating, acne, anxiety, backache, breast swelling and tenderness, cramps, depression, intense food cravings, dizzy or fainting spells, fatigue, headaches, nausea, insomnia, altered sex drive, swelling of the fingers and ankles, and personality changes such as drastic mood swings, outbursts of anger, violence and sadness that can lead to depression. But keep your chin up ladies and walk away from those donut holes and fried onion rings! The foods we eat and our general lifestyles have great effects on whether or not we experience those monthly symptoms and how severe we feel them, as well.Take a Tour
Happiness is a state of well-being, characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy; a state that is influenced by a variety of factors, ranging from a person’s relationships to her personal goal attainments, to the interpretations of her life conditions.
Pleasure, on the other hand, is the state or feeling of being pleased, amused, or gratified from a source of enjoyment or delight: a purely instinctive reaction with a brief life span: 30 seconds to an hour or two. And while happiness can be interpretive and selectively elusive, sources of pleasure are fairly easy to come by. The following is a list of simple ways to put the bliss and indulgence back into your every week, no matter who you are!
“It is first step in creating a national smart grid that will enhance energy efficiency and make widespread adoption of renewable energy easier,” says every electric utility business that is mandatory, and installing these digital devices that collect energy, and (unlike traditional meters) communicate data from houses and businesses through a mesh network of radio signals transmissions.
They are called Smart Meters and they are replacing antiquated analog meters that require a human to read it. The electric companies across the globe claim that these Smart Meters allow people to measure their energy consumption in real time in order to reduce it (or at least reduce their bills by using energy during off-peak hours). Aggressive national and state regulations aimed to develop smart grids will result in around 602.7 million smart meters installed worldwide in the next five years, according to a new report from Berg Insight, a research company that specializes in the telecom industry. Even natural gas information will be available on a daily basis through Smart Meters, and will enable consumers to monitor their consumption more precisely so they can make more informed energy choices. Sounds great, right? A giant step toward curing global warming? Keep reading and you will see why Smart Meters have developed quite the opposite reaction amongst a great deal of the general public.Take a Tour
Got Insomnia? If you are like the 35% of the American population that suffers from insomnia, chances are you may be one of the 10 million people to use prescription sleep aids. These sleep aid drugs come with a huge list of side effects, which may include: burning or tingling in the hands, arms, feet, or legs, changes in appetite, constipation, diarrhea, difficulty keeping balance, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth or throat, gas, headaches, heartburn, stomach pain or tenderness, uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, unusual dreams, and weakness. Did you know that more than half of Americans lose sleep due to stress or anxiety, and that people who suffer from sleep deprivation are 27% more likely to become overweight or obese? Research indicates that people who are sleep deprived have lower levels of the appetite-regulating hormone leptin, which makes them hungrier, want to eat more and be at risk for weight gain. When sleep is hard to come by, always remember that there are many natural ways to catch those elusive ZZZ’s, and nutrition plays a key role in sleep and relaxation.Take a Tour