fact or fiction
Is it a fact or is it merely fiction? Fact or Fiction explores the lesser known truths in the health and wellness world of Longevity.
"You're So Lucky You Have Mild CF" and 5 Other Myths About Cystic Fibrosis
"You're so lucky you have mild Cystic Fibrosis." I've heard many variations and phrasings over the years. They all meant the same thing, how lucky I was that I "only" had mild CF.
Spiritual Connection Pendant The Tree of Life
A STORY OF A FATHER - MUST READ: When I got the phone call that my kid had been in a car accident, I felt a punch in the gut and almost collapsed. My hand went to my (at the time) cross necklace, and all I could do was pray while holding it. Fortunately, the cosmos had determined that it was not yet his time, and he was able to escape. My supplications had been heard.
Meat Meat Meat and Bone
It seems that a more robust movement against meat is taking place with concerns of the environment, animal cruelty, and health. I see anti-meat stuff or just posts advertising for the whole plant-based diets everywhere. The clearest example I can think of currently was the Vegan movements I have seen on Tiktok. Though, I will admit there is always two sides to every coin. In this case, that being the Liver King. But I digress. For awhile now, it has been argued time and time again the benefit of eating more vegetables and fruit and the harmful effects animal consumption may have e.g. greenhouse gases and animal cruelty. And I for one do agree that those concerns are warranted and important to consider. However, in terms of diet and human health alone, I do personally think meat is getting a worse wrap than deserved, but I also personally am for a low-carb diet, not as a means for weight loss, though it can help. I just have seen data supporting a low-carb diet for health reasons to lower insulin sensitivity and cholesterol. Nevertheless, now I am just rambling. So let us get down to it.
Chocolate is a cheaper therapy if it is Dark
It is not a secret that Chocolate is not a name but it is an emotion. Whether we are happy or sad, or sometimes if we feel emotionally drained, Chocolate is the ultimate therapy we need. Consuming chocolate releases happy hormones named endorphins which instantly relax your mind and brain. There is a saying that stress would not be so hard to take if it is dipped in Chocolate.
The Power of Plants to Improve Well-Being: A Quick Look at Some Supporting Research
The Benefits of Plants for Health, Cognition, Innovation, Productivity, and Mental Health Plants benefit us in many ways. They’re visually beautiful. They produce oxygen which fuels our brain and body. They’re calming. They each require specific conditions and care. It’s been said they enjoy conversation, poetry, and singing. They’re mysterious and graceful or awkward and strange. They can be demanding or want to be left alone to thrive from intentional neglect. Bottom line: Scientific findings support they’re resoundingly good for our health!
Before we start, I should acknowledge that I am writing this article as a white, cisgendered person with parents who are comfortably well-off and able to support me if I need it.
GREEN BANANAS It was noon-thirty and the frail woman pushed her cart down the produce aisle. She had just come from Church and Confession, as was her daily ritual. Those who knew her could not understand why she felt the need to go to confession as often as she did. She was the salt of the earth, and no one could picture her as a sinner.
Losing Weight 1st Steps
We discussed the importance of exercise in my last weight-loss piece. Without it, don't even think about starting a weight-loss program! But what kind of exercise should you do? Here I have a list of helpful tips and hints to help you get the most out of your exercise (and weight-loss) efforts. Let's get this party started!
Are These 7 Claims About Coconut Oil Fact or Fiction?
Some wellness gurus speak of coconut oil as if it was an elixir of the gods. They tell us to use it unabashedly in the kitchen and on our skin. They advise we put it in our smoothies, our morning coffee, and in all our baked goods. Use it on cuts in place of Neosporin; use it for moisturizer and on your hair.
Why Breakfast is Not Your Most Important Meal of The Day
Three meals a day are only necessary for those who need to “feed.” If you don’t eat, you’ll feel weak and get grumpy. That’s not a great way to feel, so you must eat!
What Is Digital Dentistry? Is This The Future?
In the same way as other worldwide industries, dentistry has profited from the computerization of many cycles and opened new ways to improve patients care. It is an extremely thrilling time to be a dental expert and a dental patient. Getting and staying aware of the creative changes occurring in dentistry keeps patients informed concerning their dental care diagnosis, treatment choices, and general oral health services.
The Science Behind Masks
Masks: They're about control, not microns Consensus is not science; science is not consensus – Michael Crichton. From the very beginning, it’s been a play on words; do masks stop the spread of covid-19, or are they effective against the spread of covid-19? A casual glance at these statements might tell you they are the same question. What’s the difference, right? Look again! A bulletproof vest will stop the penetration of most bullets. Meaning they will not go through the vest. At the same time, a phone book might just be effective against bullets. What would you feel safer with against your body, a bulletproof vest, or a phone book? In a public setting, with everyone wearing masks while maintaining a six-foot distance from each other, how easily is the virus transmitted? In a positive gravity environment, with little to no breeze/wind and not propelled by force, such as a cough or sneeze, roughly 2 meters is the distance droplets 60 to 100 microns will travel. That’s close to six feet. Sixty microns are enormous compared to .12 microns, which is the size of both the coronavirus and flu virus. What does that mean when comparing distances traveled? When launched at the same speed, such as hitting a golf ball and ping pong ball from a tee, the golf ball will travel much further despite its larger mass than the ping pong ball. Why? Friction. More precisely – air friction. When discussing particles the size of microns, air friction might as well be tar. Have you ever tried spitting into the wind (Jim Croce taught us that wasn’t a good idea)?