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Posted 4/25/17 at 3:07 AM | Mark John

Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are located on top of the kidneys and secrete a number of hormones.These include–

  • Cortisol - that helps regulate blood pressure, glucose levels and the metabolism of fats, carbs and proteins.
  • Aldosterone - that regulates electrolyte levels in the body and maintain blood pressure.
  • DHEA and Androgenic Steroids that are used as precursors for sex hormones in both men (androgen) and women (estrogen).
  • Adrenaline and Norepinephrine that helps the body cope with mental and physical stress, improve blood flow, relax muscles and regulate metabolism.

What is Adrenal Fatigue?

Adrenal fatigue occurs when acute or chronic stress or illness causes the adrenal glands to be overworked. Over time, the adrenal glands cannot keep up with the demands of stress on the body, causing a multitude of unpleasant symptoms.Adrenal fatigue is much more than tiredness. The symptoms of adrenal fatigue can affect every system in the body. When you are suffering from adrenal fatigue, changes on the cellular level take place as the body tries to compensate for a decrease in hormones. Unfortunately, this can contribute to thyroid problems as these two hormones producing glands are inextricably linked. As adrenal fatigue continues to get worse, you can develop insulin resistance and begin suffering from Metabolic Syndrome, which can lead to type 2 diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular disease. Hormonal balance is extremely important as one endocrine disorder can lead to other endocrine disorders. Therefore, it is essential that you know the symptoms of adrenal fatigue. Let’s look at the most common symptoms as well as some of the lesser known symptoms associated with adrenal fatigue. FULL POST

Posted 4/20/17 at 6:22 AM | George Smith

4 Major Religions and Their Views on Plastic Surgery

religion and plastic surgery

As more and more people seek to feel comfortable in their own skin, cosmetic procedures have continued to grow in popularity over the past couple of decades. Nowadays, procedures ranging from tummy tucks to breast enlargements have become fairly commonplace, with over 10 million people in the United States alone opting for such surgeries. But even in the face of mainstream acceptance, it's fair to ask if meddling with one's body is spiritually beneficial or not.

Since getting a facelift wasn't really an option back when most holy scriptures were written, cosmetic surgery is in a gray area as far as religion is concerned. Some spiritual leaders unilaterally condemn it, while others make allowances for it in certain instances. Of course, since there are big differences between spiritual practices, it can be helpful to take a closer look at some of the world's major religions and see how they view plastic surgery:

Christian teachings discourage vanity, as pride is considered to be one of the man's greatest sins. God made man in his image, so it's believed that people should generally be accepting of their outward appearance. Nevertheless, there are also those who underline the fact that plastic surgery can change people's lives for the better. A much-quoted Bible passage states that Jesus himself once put back the ear of a soldier after it had been cut, thereby legitimizing man's quest to repair his body. FULL POST

Posted 4/19/17 at 4:36 PM | Mark Ellis

Detroit doctor arrested for performing female genital mutilation on young girls

Girl in Egypt undergoes FGM

By Mark Ellis

A Detroit emergency room doctor has been arrested and charged in connection with performing female genital mutilation (FGM) on underage girls.

Doctor Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville, Michigan is accused of performing the horrific procedure on girls ages six to eight. Dr. Nagarwala is on the staff at Henry Ford Hospital, according to WXYZ Detroit, an ABC affiliate.

According to a criminal complaint, Dr. Nagarwala performed the procedure on girls at a medical clinic in Livonia, a suburb of Detroit.

Some girls were transported from other states for the illegal procedure. FGM involves the removal or partial removal of the clitoris, known as a clitoridectomy. FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of women and girls.

FGM is a religious and cultural practice usually associated with Islam. While there is no mention of it in the Quran, several sayings in the hadith attributed to Muhammad praise the procedure. FULL POST

Posted 4/19/17 at 3:13 AM | Lisiana Carter

Most Effective Exercises For Beautiful Legs And Sexy Butt

Ashley Graham, the plus size model who continues to open the doors for plus size women to go mainstream modelling, and that includes gracing the covers of Sports Illustrated, once said: “I look at myself naked in the mirror and say, ‘You know what, awkward butt shape? You’re not gonna get higher or rounder but it’s OK, because I’ve got Spanx for you’. We just so love her positive body image and attitude.

Wow Legs and Nice Butt But…

It’s not possible to wear spanx with every piece of clothing in your wardrobe though. With Spring break and countless other trips to the beach, though, there’s just no place for Spanx in your bikini, not even the super hot pants you’re planning to wear on a summer night party.

You may be motivated to exercise for vain objectives which is okay, that will keep you inspired but, we strongly encourage you to do become more active for the sake of your health. Here are the top exercises on how to remove cellulites from your legs as you also tighten your butt: FULL POST

Posted 4/19/17 at 1:20 AM | George Smith

Organic Bedding Is More than a Trend – It’s the Healthiest Option!

coffee bed morning

Whenever something begins trending, the first thing everyone does is rush out to buy that item, notwithstanding that a trend may just be the result of high-powered Madison Avenue advertising campaigns. However, when it comes to organic bedding, there is a very good reason why an increasing number of people are showing an interest in it and it all boils down to the fact that it really is the healthiest option. There are a number of reasons why.

The Absence of Dangerous Chemicals
One good example of how we are led to buy bedding treated with dangerous chemicals would be when we see something labelled as ‘fire retardant’ or ‘fire resistant.’ Did you know that the chemicals used to treat fabric to make it resistant to flames are actually quite toxic? Some of the most common chemical compounds used in fire retardant bedding, including mattresses, sheets, bedspreads, blankets and pillow coverings include: FULL POST

Posted 4/19/17 at 12:08 AM | Sylvie Simms

How to Register Your Child’s Birth: A Step-By-Step Guide | Just had a child? Wondering how to register a new birth? Fast Birth Certificates walks new parents through the steps.

Posted 4/10/17 at 12:29 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Dangers of Binge Drinking in College | Review this helpful infographic to help you understand the severity of binge drinking in college and share with your family and friends.

Posted 4/7/17 at 11:14 AM | Brian Wallace

Life Expectancy Is On The Decline In America

Because of things like the sharp rise in obesity and obesity related illnesses as well as the opioid epidemic, there has been a decline in life expectancy for the first time in over two decades. Learn more about American life expectancy from this infographic!

Posted 4/6/17 at 1:57 PM | Mark Ellis

China: More than 330 million abortions since 1971

By Mark Ellis

Directed by Chinese authorities, doctors performed more than 330 million abortions since the government began their “family planning” policy in 1971, according to official government statistics obtained by The Financial Times.

There has been much controversy and debate since China’s one-child policy was launched, with many forced abortions and sterilizations employed in the toxic program.

Christians and other human rights campaigners have decried the policy, with many paying a heavy price including incarceration by the government.

The one-child rule, with exceptions for ethnic minorities and some rural families, was officially launched in 1979.

Since the early 70s, doctors have performed 336 million abortions and 196 million sterilizations, the data reveal. They also inserted 403 million intrauterine devices, a common birth control method in the West but one that Chinese officials often forced on women, according to The Financial Times.

The government estimated that without the one-child policy in place the population would be 30 per cent larger. FULL POST

Posted 4/6/17 at 1:54 AM | George Smith

How to Comfort a Friend or Community Member With Anxiety

comforting a friend

Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree, but for some people, anxiety is strong enough, recurring enough, and present enough to seriously interfere with the quality of their lives. According to the ADAA, anxiety disorders affect approximately 18 percent of United States adults, and are cumulatively the most common mental health illness in the country.

To make matters worse, there is no cure for anxiety; instead, its effects can only be mitigated through treatment and the support of friends, family, and community members. Still, only about one-third of anxiety sufferers are currently undergoing formal treatment, so we owe it to our community members to step up and be available for support in any way we can.

Comforting Someone With Anxiety
So how can you comfort someone with anxiety, or help prevent their illness from interfering with their day-to-day life? FULL POST

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