Dispel judgement, debunk the myths and correct the misconceptions you hold about eating disorders.
The Timeless, Versatile Spice with Enchanting Form and Flavor
Star anise, with its distinctive star-shaped appearance and rich, aniseed flavor, is a spice that has fascinated the culinary and medicinal worlds for centuries. Native to the evergreen trees of the Illicium verum plant in southwestern China and parts of Vietnam, star anise is a spice that is as versatile in use as it is unique in its form. In this exploration of star anise, we will delve into its culinary uses, health benefits, history, and even touch upon how to incorporate it into your cooking and daily life.
the bipolar person
The bipolar person was lonely most of the time and alone when they weren’t. Lonely was a symptom of mania; alone belonged to depression. The bipolar person had not felt at ease while alone for many years; they needed music, drugs, or the distraction of friends. For years they had not felt the security that comes from having spent a necessary day of engagement with the world and its people, looking them in the eye many times, laughing and reacting, noticing things of light and color and volume, and thoroughly exhausting themself in full health as a social animal then to return home and expand in the silence of their moderately sized one-bedroom apartment to restore. The bipolar person didn’t live alone anymore. And lately, this restoration was so fraught with overthinking and condemnation that they wondered if they could still do it right. The moderately sized one-bedroom apartment had become a small –– bordering on efficiency –– two-bedroom. The bipolar person shared this small –– bordering on efficiency –– two-bedroom, complete with a murphy hammock and washer/dryer in the [flexion of two upright fingers to indicate the presence of scrutiny] kitchen, with their ex’s best friend. This person quickly became the bipolar person’s friend, muddying the situation further, as the breakup between the bipolar person and their ex soured. The [finger flexion] kitchen had been a sacred place for the three of them - the bipolar person, the ex, and the roommate who happened to be the ex’s best friend. They made the most incredible things in that [f.f.] kitchen. The bipolar person agonized over remembering the meals made and eaten together: the curries, the soups, the sweet potatoes, the risotto, the rice and beans, the miso eggs, the pomegranates, the apples and peanut butter, the skillets, the mochi. Love was shared in the [f.f.] kitchen, and the bipolar person now struggled to fry an egg, let alone prepare a complete meal for themself. There was little to be done for the wave of depression settling over the bipolar person except to wait it out. Medications did not seem like an option for treatment due to the adverse effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on their mood. Without fail, SSRIs sent the bipolar person into fits of mania that usually ended with them balled into the fetal position on the end of their bed, in hysterical fits of laughter and tears, and attempting to open their flesh with a knife or a razor or scissors or a stapler or anything they could get their hands on as if the skin itself were diseased and requiring removal. These breaks would come at the end of an extended episode where the bipolar person felt as though tiny spiders had laid large nests of eggs all over their body, and those eggs were beginning to hatch. At times, the sensation was so intense the bipolar person swore they could see as deep as the dermis move; this movement extended from their flesh into the darkened corners of their room so shadows would climb and dance, taunting an inner child still terrified of the dark. This inner child bared itself to the ex and roommate on more than one occasion, and the bipolar person considered death to end the shame. After being so exposed, they felt there was no way to redeem themself in their own eyes. The bipolar person knew well enough at this point that other people would forgive all sorts of behaviors, and even if they wouldn’t, the only thing that mattered was whether or not the bipolar person could forgive themself. The answer was almost always a resounding no, but ultimately death was not an option. So the small –– bordering on efficiency –– two-bedroom apartment complete with murphy hammock and washer/dryer in the [f.f.] kitchen shrank under the weight of self-hate, blame, and resentment.
My Battle With Recovery After Eating Disorders: Part Two
The second part of my journey. You can read the first part here: I am getting used to food. Some days I am fine, and on those days I can eat what I love without the guilty feelings that creep up, but on others,
My Battle With Recovery After Eating Disorders: Part One
This is my story about my battle with eating disorders in the past, and how I still fight with food today. This story is going to be written as a series. There is a lot to focus on, and it is painful to write. I felt it would be easier for myself as a writer and for the reader if I wrote it in chunks.
From Scratch: Cooking Every Night - A Threefold Plan To A Happier Mind.
Have you ever watched the episode of Fraiser where Niles, played to pompy perfection by the amazing David Hyde-Pierce guffs up trying to ask the wholesome and warm Daphne, played by lovely Jane Leeves, on a date? He fails miserably and wallows in misery until she shows up, chides him for not being ready for 'Da-Phylis' (the aforementioned made up on a whim name of the date he stutters over when trying hopelessly to just ask her out) and sets about whipping up a meal? They chop together to the timeless 30s classic 'Heart And Soul' penned by Hoagy Carmichael in a duet that is accomplished as it is adorable? No?
Processed to distress
Intro: ‘Come on’ , ‘you’re fine! Oh please don’t overreact to everything ‘, ‘just stay happy na!’ …. These are not very new words to the person who is suffering from anxiety, the people around them may try to encourage them by saying this. But the thing is - what can be the worst situation when a person is in a problem but he/she doesn't know how to get rid of this situation, actually they even try to stay happy sometimes but they can’t. The ultra-Processed foods, especially artificial sweeteners can increase the chance of depression, stress, anxiety by 3x , and the dark reality is that they are really addictive substances . If someone consumes this type of food on a daily basis they can get lost in the loop. Because it becomes a comfort for them and when they are depressed they also try to get some of these foods, but these foods don't heal them but obviously increase stress.
TIPS LOSE FAT
bodies are wired to store fat around our focal point of mass which is the gut cushy layers and hips and there's an excellent justification behind this putting away pounds of fat on additional distal regions like your hands and your feet would require significantly more energy to haul around and to do the things that we want to do consistently to get by and this losses the entire organic reason for putting away fat regardless which is basically your body attempting to load up on energy as muscle to fat ratio if there should arise an occurrence of a future starvation where there's a lack of food or all in all a deficiency of energy in sports like wrestling and judo we can see that our focal point of mass gives us the influence we really want to convey significant burden loads without exhausting a lot of energy your body as of now normally realizes this so that is the reason perhaps the earliest region to acquire fat when you indulge is your gut sadly despite the fact that your body is wired to see this as exceptionally proficient not exclusively is the stomach region the last spot that a great many people need to acquire fat but at the same time it's extremely unfortunate to heft a lot of fat around your midriff presently despite the fact that your body rushes to store fat around your stomach it's extremely reluctant to let it proceed to will typically be one of the last spots that it pulls fat from so you really want to diminish your general muscle to fat ratio sufficiently low to permit your body to consume the fat wherever else before it begins pulling energy from the fat put away around your waist this is done for the most part through diet so a ton of times many individuals follow a severe eating regimen which turns out to be increasingly more troublesome the more you attempt to adhere to it so today I need to give you folks 14 fast rules that you could use to begin consuming muscle versus fat and tummy fat straightaway without tormenting yourself all the while and the absolute first very powerful thing that you can do is limit how much high sugar food varieties that you eat sugar doesn't just taste great at the time yet it causes you to pine for more sugar in the future when you constantly eat things like treats frozen yogurt and cake you truly end up diminishing the responsiveness of your sense of taste which makes regular solid wellsprings of sugar like organic product taste substantially less sweet and fulfilling there are likewise concentrates on that show an immediate connection between having a high sugar consumption and having more significant levels of stomach fat this because of the way that sugar spikes insulin which is a fat stockpiling chemical and it likewise diminishes insulin awareness so this doesn't imply that you can never have any desserts you can remunerate yourself with something like frozen yogurt toward the week's end yet it ought not be a staple piece of your eating routine all through the week rather you ought to give your all to adhere to organic product to fulfill your sweet tooth next when you go out to shop you will need to adhere to the external border of the supermarket and stay away from the internal passageways generally so this incorporates your produce division your fish meat eggs and some dairy this is on the grounds that the internal walkways are generally where you'll find all the handled food that winds up raising your insulin levels expanding your everyday carbohydrate content and obviously adding to the capacity of fat around your stomach anyway other than high sugar grains chips and treats there are a few things in the inward paths like rice quinoa and nuts that can truly top off your stomach and assist you with decreasing your muscle versus fat so when you in all actuality do go into the inward paths you need to follow the following tip which is to pick for the most part single fixing food sources these are food sources that have a low calorie thickness which intends that for how much space that they take up in your stomach they'll just add a moderately low measure of calories to your day to day all out an ideal illustration of this is contrasting Oreos with something like broccoli only one Oreo will have 40 calories for the most part as sugar for similar measure of calories you can fill your stomach with an entire cup of broccoli presently on top of that solitary fixing food sources require more calories to process the Oreo will rapidly and effectively be separated into straightforward sugar absent a lot of exertion in the mean time the broccoli will require more energy to be separated lessening the net measure of calories that you eventually take in we can see this over and over while looking at numerous different food varieties, for example, white bread to brown rice for instance so commonly an extraordinary guideline is to adhere to an entire natural normal single fixing food varieties that either have a short time span of usability are frozen or should be bubbled to eat them next you need to keep an eye out for added sugar even in the external border of your supermarket you'll see things that have all the earmarks of being sound like smoothies and juices when as a general rule they're simply going to assist you with putting away muscle versus fat and not lose it that is on the grounds that when you investigate these food varieties and refreshments that are promoted as sound you'll see that they're brimming with a lot of fixings to assist with protecting the items and particularly brimming with added sugar to make them more satisfactory in the event that you need something like a characteristic smoothie you're greatly improved making it new all alone by essentially tossing in certain foods grown from the ground water into a blender in addition to the fact that this is nutritious it'll truly assist you with drinking more water over the course of the day which is truly the following tip to hydrate now most of individuals attempting to consume fat figure that water can be utilized to upgrade weight reduction and fat deficit so they attempt to drink lots of water over the course of the day a considerable lot of these equivalent individuals will in any case proceed vigorously nibbling over the course of the day on high sugar fat food sources like path blend yet they'll in any case ensure that they arrive are 8 8 ounce glasses of water in for the day truly there is no mysterious property of water that fundamentally upgrades fat shortfall it will marginally accelerate your digestion yet this will just save you around 50 calories each day and perhaps more like 100 assuming that you just hydrate anyway adhering solely to just drinking water is an incredible tip for those of you that have juices and soft drinks over the course of the day since this can save you from polishing off in a real sense many additional calories as sugar water is likewise quite possibly of the best refreshment you can drink since it assists convey supplements from the food that you with eating all through your body something else that you ought to do immediately is up your protein consumption assuming it's right now low examinations have shown that protein helps top you off and decreases hunger another advantage that we get from fat shortfall is that protein requires altogether more energy to process than carbs and fats so it will build your digestion assuming that you have a higher protein diet some of the time assisting you with consuming even many additional calories each day on top of that it's additionally perfect for building muscle anyway eating a lot of protein will not be guaranteed to give you any additional advantages as per the exploration most extreme muscle building impacts are accomplished at around point seven two point eight grams of protein for each pound of body weight so despite the fact that having more than that won't be guaranteed to hurt your fat shortfall endeavors it could make your sustenance arrangement more hard to adhere to on the grounds that it will lessen the quantity of as a matter of fact that you can eat each day so I prescribe adhering to around point eight grams of protein for every pound of body weight each day and having your other calories as carbs or fats and on the off chance that you don't have the foggiest idea the number of calories you that ought to have each day you can utilize the large scale mini-computer interface in the portrayal underneath now like I referenced before you're ready to copy gut fat it will require an investment for your body to initially copy off fat from different places so you should be reliable for quite a while before you begin seeing the obstinate paunch fat diminishing to remain predictable you genuinely must observe the following straightforward guideline of making quality food taste incredible any eating regimen that expects you to eat food you disdain or to cook them in a dull bland manner is bound for disappointment don't hesitate for even a moment to add sufficient olive oil flavors and flavors to your dinners to make them taste extraordinary being the kind of individual that pours one drop of oil on the griddle might save you a few calories in the short run at the end of the day intensely confining will prompt a gorge and disappointment over the long haul like making quality food taste extraordinary the following tip is to permit yourself a periodic cheat feast yet solely after you top off your stomach you can do this before you go to a café or before you have a cheat feast even at home in the event that you have a little high protein high vegetable feast prior to eating the things that you're desiring it'll assist with bringing some relief from your craving and save you a ton of calories without you utilizing a lot of self discipline regardless of whether have the opportunity to make an entire dinner just tossing a few leafy foods into a blender and having that before you have your cheat dinner will go far next is to not go overboard with liquor since fat is utilized in the liver you will maintain that your liver should be accessible for the breakdown of fat as opposed to it being in the middle of processing liquor yet that is precisely exact thing happens when you drink liquor your body definitely eases back the breakdown of fat to focus on finally making a point to focus on the liquor on top of that specific cocktails will hurt your fat shortfall endeavors for instance drinking lager and wine in abundance can add the same amount of sugar to your eating regimen as drinking pop assuming that you will drink liquor go for unflavored mixers like vodka rum and tequila likewise to make a blended beverage or utilize a chaise ensure utilize a calorie free drink continuing on the following tip is to eat more dissolvable fiber since it diminishes hunger it does this by dialing back the absorption of the food that you eat assisting you with feeling more full for longer incredible wellsprings of solvent fiber incorporate oats avocados and Brussels sprouts for those of you that fear adding even sound carbs like oats recall that feeling full .
Delusion of Love
Introduction Delusions are false beliefs that are resistant to reasoning and evidence. Erotomania, a subtype of delusional disorder, is characterized by a profound and fixed belief that another person, often of higher social or romantic status, is deeply in love with the delusional individual. This condition can have far-reaching consequences for those affected, leading to significant distress and impairment in their lives. In this article, we will delve into the intricacies of erotomania, exploring its symptoms, causes, and the ways it can be treated both medically and psychologically.
A Palette of Possibilities
In a sleepy, sun-drenched town by the sea, there existed a mysterious art gallery named "The Palette of Possibilities." This was no ordinary gallery; it was a place where art transcended the canvas and held the power to shape destinies. This is the story of a gallery that wove the threads of art, fate, and human connection into an intricate tapestry of possibilities.
Nothing to say
The air presses heavy on her chest, causing her to breathe slowly and with effort. The same goes for him, as he draws in a deep breath and instinctively clasps his stomach. He had once shared with her the reason behind this motion - it is a way for him to experience a deep connection. He can sense her emotions as if they were his own, feeling the tightness in her chest and the nervous unease in her stomach, which exposes their profound vulnerability.
Awareness is a Good Start
‘I need a mental health day.’ I’ve said it. I’ve heard it. Sometimes I’ve even taken it. Today is World Mental Health Day. It’s a day for mental health awareness, education, and advocacy.
Magnesium’s Crucial Role in Mental Health
Magnesium, an essential mineral, is a powerhouse in over 300 bodily functions. It keeps your heart ticking and your nervous system electrically stable. But that's not all; magnesium also steps in to regulate neurotransmitters like serotonin. Some experts even suspect that low magnesium might be the culprit behind treatment-resistant depression.