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You Will Enjoy These 8 Benefits If You Drink Water On An Empty Stomach

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Water is the most valuable drink we can consume, and drinking water the first thing in the morning is an incredibly healthy habit that offers countless health benefits.

Water is essential for human life, it accounts for 50-70 percent of our body weight and is vital for most bodily functions.

The deficit of water in the body can lead to unpleasant symptoms and even serious health issues. At first, dehydration leads to fatigue and a mild headache but eventually causes grumpiness and mental and physical decline.

It has been shown that as little as 1 percent dehydration negatively affects mood, attention, memory and motor coordination. Moreover, the blood becomes more concentrated and triggers the kidneys to retain water.

At this point, the cardiovascular system faces difficulties to compensate by increasing the heart rate to maintain blood pressure. The lack of water also inhibits the body ability to regulate temperature.

Therefore, people who practise it have found that it is a powerfu…

A Mortal Enemy of Your Liver, It’s Not Alcohol

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It was initially discovered in 1862, but choline was officially recognized as an essential nutrient for human health by the Institute of Medicine in 1998.

This nutrient has numerous roles, including:

Nervous system health, as it is vital for the creation of  acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter involved in healthy muscle, heart and memory performanceHealthy fetal development, since it is required for a healthy vision, brain development, and proper neural tube closure, and its deficiency increases the risk of premature birth, low birth weight, and preeclampsiaHealthy mitochondrial functionHelping DNA synthesisCell messaging, as it  produces cell-messaging compoundsFat transport and metabolism, as it is required for the transfer of  cholesterol from the liverMethylation reactionsThe synthesis of phospholipids, the most common of which is lecithin, which constitutes 40-50 percent of the cellular membranes and 70 -- 95 percent of the phospholipids in lipoproteins and bile
Its increased intake…

Activated Charcoal Can Be Used To Detoxify Years Of Toxins, Poisons And Mold Buildup In Your Body

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Activated charcoal is a powerful and versatile natural treatment that can trap toxins and chemicals in the body and help their elimination.

Its most popular use is as a natural remedy for poisoning and drug overdoses. Yet, it is also helpful in the case of high cholesterol, bloating and gas, hangovers, bile flow issues during pregnancy, etc.

If you wonder about the difference between charcoal and activated charcoal, you should know that the first one is a porous black solid form of carbon, obtained as a residue when wood, bone or other organic matter is heated in the absence of air. It is used for barbecue, air purification, in vacuum cleaners, in water treatment systems, and in sewage treatment. On the other hand, activated charcoal has oxygen added to it to boost its porosity, and it increases its surface area which is better for binding toxins.

The millions of tiny pores of activated charcoal trap chemicals and toxins, but do not absorb them.

Instead, it works through the chemical…

11 Foods That Heal Your Thyroid, According to Science

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If you are feeling constantly tired, sluggish, and in a bad mood, and you have gained weight without an evident reason, you might be one of the 27 million who suffer from hypothyroidism, a malfunctioning of the tiny butterfly-shaped gland called thyroid.

This gland is located near the neck base and regulates numerous functions in the body, so its malfunction can lead to depression, weight gain, dry skin and hair, and foggy thinking.

In the case of low levels, the pituitary gland sends a signal to this gland to secrete a thyroid-stimulating hormone(TSH) into the bloodstream.

Primary hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid does not function properly even the THS levels are increased.

On the other hand, secondary hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid never receives the signal it needs to increase TSH.

Yet, the symptoms of both conditions are the same.

Fortunately, studies have shown that you can boost the function of the thyroid in a completely natural way, with the help of t…

Intelligence Comes From The Mother? No, Intelligence Does Not Come from Mothers Only

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Genetics is not a simple field of research, but recently, there have been numerous articles published that claim that it had been finally discovered that intelligence comes from the mother of the child.

These claims indicate that intelligence is a result of the female X chromosome, which has over 1,000 genes, many of which influence the perception level.

Yet, this makes absolutely no sense, as if it is inherited via the X chromosome, it can pass down from both parents, as the mother always contributes an X chromosome, but the father contributes either a Y chromosome or an X chromosome.

A chromosome is a thread-like formation that has protein and nucleic acids, which transfer and store genetic information. Every single body cell has a pair of chromosomes, and while men carry 1 X and 1 Y chromosome, females carry 2 X chromosomes.

The genetic property of gender-specific genes is either deactivated or activated, depending on the specific selection and genetic characteristics.

Moreover, w…

Sperm Whales Found Dead, Large Amounts of Plastic Waste in Their Stomachs

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In 2016, 29 sperm whales were found stranded on shores around the North Sea, in Germany, France, the U.K., and The Netherlands.

A press release from Wadden Sea National Park in Schleswig-Holstein reported that the stomachs of four of the thirteen whales that had stranded in Schleswig-Holstein in Germany contained large amounts of plastic garbage, including a 13-meter-long fishing net, and a 70- cm long plastic cover from the engine compartment of a car, as well as the sharp edges of a plastic bucket.

Even though plastic waste was not the reason for the death of the animals, it reflects the situation in the open sea. Veterinarians and biologists believe that it leads to major health problems in these affected animals.

Robert Habeck, environment minister for the state of Schleswig-Holstein, said that these findings reflect the effects of our plastic-oriented society. Animals consume plastic and plastic waste, which causes them to suffer, and in the worst case, to starve with their stom…

Neuroscientists Say The Human Brain Erases Unimportant Data To Make More Intelligent Decisions

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Most people sometimes forget things like dates, birthdays, names of people you have met, and so on. While some people have a more efficient brain and easily memorize information, others face difficulties to remember it.

Yet, according to researchers Paul Frankland and Blake Richards from the University of Toronto, these minor brain lapses are completely normal, as the old memories in the brain can be “overwritten” by new ones.

They also found that people with a better memory are not necessarily more intelligent, and actually claim that it can even be more useful to sometimes forget tiny facts than memorizing all details.

This study of memory focuses on remembering, and compares neurobiological and computational mechanisms underlying transience.

According to the author, Professor Richards, it is important that the brain forgets irrelevant details and instead focuses on the things that will help you make decisions. This actually means that the interaction between these two processes, r…

11 Fragrant Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes are probably one of the very few things we do not like about late spring and summer. Their bites are itchy, their buzzing around is annoying, and they can even bring all sorts of diseases and viruses with them.

Here are some little-known facts about these critters:
--    There are approximately 3,500 species of mosquitoes;

--    Mosquitoes smell the lactic acid in sweat and it stimulates them to bite;

--   Daytime mosquitoes (Aedes aegypti) are more likely to carry dengue fever, while nighttime mosquitoes (Anopheles gambiae) usually carry malaria;

--    The average lifespan of a dengue-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito is about two to four weeks;

--    Male mosquitoes survive on flower nectar, and only female mosquitoes bite when they want to reproduce;

--    If you are a regular victim to mosquito bites you should know that genetics can account for 85 percent of the reason why they prefer you instead of another nearby person;

--    Pregnant women are more often bitten due to…

5 Natural Antibiotics: More Effective than Over-the-Counter Meds!

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Did you know that 1 in 10 people experience side effects in the digestive system after using antibiotics, according to the NHS? Moreover, approximately 1 in 15 people are allergic to this specific medication.

Nowadays, the use of antibiotics is higher than ever and it has caused the development of the antimicrobial resistance, that is, the bacteria become resistant to the effects from the meds and thus, they cannot be destroyed.

With this in mind, many people have turned to nature, that is, natural antibiotics. Though science is still unclear about natural antibiotics, people have been using natural antibiotics for a long period of time and swear in their power.

Be that as it may, in today’s article, we will share a list with the 5 most potent natural antibiotics.

5 Natural Alternatives to Antibiotics
Honey
For a long period of time, people have been using honey as a natural ointment to heal wounds and remove infections. It was also found to be beneficial in the treatment of burns, ulc…

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