BLog8 - Alcoholism and How to Stop It: Finding the Magic Medicine to Keep Alcohol Away Health Lifestyle 

Alcoholism and How to Stop It: Finding the Magic Medicine to Keep Alcohol Away

To be clear, there’s no ‘magic medicine’ or ‘immediate solution’ to stopping alcohol addiction. As easy as it is to get addicted to alcohol, it is hard to stay away from it. The only way you can completely get free of alcoholism is to seek help from professionals who know what they’re doing.

If you have a problem with alcoholism and you want to finally be rid of it, here’s a few tips to help. It pays to remember that it’s still better to consult professionals who know what they’re doing.

1|Know that you have a serious problem

Addiction is a serious problem. You never know how it started, though you may have an idea why you started it. You’ll never know that you have a problem until you realize and recognize it. Once you know it, you’ll have to figure out a way how to stop yourself from falling into the same problem over and over again until you find your way out.

2|Know the reasons for quitting

You know you have a problem, now know the reason why you should deal with the problem. The best way to do this is to make a list of why you’re stopping; it could be that you’re already walking away from people who mean a lot to you. It could also be a way to get the money you drink away back. Whatever your reason, find one that makes sense to you and stick to it.

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3|Know your goals

When you’ve started realizing your problem and have a reason to quit, you have to set mini-goals and stick to making them. When do you want to stop drinking and how much—little by little—can you give up? You can make a list of it. Another reason you should follow your goals is to make yourself feel better when you complete each goal—a good motivator for completing it.

4|Know how to quit properly

Let’s face it—there are ways to stop and, sometimes, it’s better to just stop drinking bit by bit than just stopping altogether. You can do this by cutting back on the drinks until you find your reliance on it diminishing. You can then start cutting back some more until you feel you can completely stop drinking. By then, you can say that you’re completely ready to cut back on alcohol.

Alcoholism isn’t a pretty sight—you lose yourself and you cut yourself away from family. When you learn to keep away from drinks, that’s the time you start on the path to recovery.

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Blog7 - Give Yourself a Chance—How to Focus on Keeping a Healthy Diet Food Health Lifestyle 

Give Yourself a Chance—How to Focus on Keeping a Healthy Diet

It might look like a hard mountain to climb, but you can completely create a healthy diet. It’s built in us to eat healthy and all the junk food we’ve been eating is a recent invention. You shouldn’t lose hope if you find yourself having a hard time selecting food you can eat—there’s a perfect way to create a good diet.

If you need help, you can ask a dietician friend or your local physician to help you out. More than that, here are a few tips that can give you a fighting chance.

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Eat a Healthy Selection

You might’ve heard of eating a lot of food. But did you know that you can eat all of these as long as you eat them by part? It’s true that you should eat a lot of food but you should eat more healthy food—and you should eat them at a part that’s right for you. Eat more food that is rich in disease fighting minerals like fruits and vegetables.

Get your grains into you

Eating should also include grains like whole wheat, oats, and bran. As long as you keep them at a portion that’s okay, it’s fine to eat as much of them. They are food rich in fiber that helps in your digestion. If you find yourself having difficulty in breaking down food into waste, you should eat more of these fiber-rich foods.

Go for natural sweets

Sweets are hard to avoid, but they are the number one source of a dreaded disease—diabetes. It’s also one of the easiest to avoid if you know how; you should lay off the processed sugars for a bit. Eat foods that are rich in naturally occurring sugar like fruits and other snacks. Empty sugars are a risk; you should lay off the cookies and eat less of them.

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Get into healthy fats

It’s hard to believe that there are fats that are healthy. However, you can get these from nuts and fish. If you eat more of these foods, you get the satisfaction without eating more of the unhealthy stuff. It’s also good to fry the fish in low-fat vegetable oil; studies have shown that these don’t contribute to gaining weight and, as such, help you in shedding off excess fat.

Get away from fats coming from animals

There’s a reason you should avoid red and processed meat or, at least, you control your intake of them. When they’re overcooked, they’re a big source of carcinogen. However, they are also a source of saturated fats that are more harmful than good. Instead of red meat from animals, try to eat more red meat from the sea.

Once you’ve got the hang of it, creating a healthy diet will no longer be such a challenge for you. It’s just a matter of knowing which food is harmful for your health and which ones you should be eating more of.

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Blog6 - The Human Papillomavirus Dilemma: Should You Get Vaccinated for HPV? Health Lifestyle 

The Human Papillomavirus Dilemma: Should You Get Vaccinated for HPV?

There are many cases involving cervical cancers that have HPV as the cause. HPV stands for the human papillomavirus and, contrary to popular belief, it can affect both men and women. Countless ways have been developed to fight HPV but, so far, the most effective way is to get vaccinated for it at an early age.

If you’re sexually active, remember that the HPV vaccine is not a cure for genital warts; it’s a cure for cancer, a more serious problem. Here’s why you should get HPV vaccinated.

Extensive testing is already done

When you get vaccinated against something, you want to be safe from that disease; alternatively, you want the vaccine used on you to be proven safe and effective. They test the current HPV vaccines being circulated today thoroughly and is as safe and effective as possible.

HPV is something you shouldn’t laugh at

Sexually active people are commonly at risk for STDs like the clap—chlamydia—and gonorrhea as well. However, the most commonly transmitted disease is still HPV. Furthermore, HPV can evolve to become more serious; cancer is one of the most common diseases it evolves into.

If it doesn’t work, you’re covered

Vaccines have an almost equal chance of not working. If you’re not sure whether to get your child or yourself vaccinated, consider going for it anyway. Most insurance companies have it covered, and it’s one way of making sure you’re covered even before you have sexual contact or otherwise.

It does work

HPV vaccines available in the market have had a stunning success rate; out of 100%, 71% of adolescent women have had cancers and other genital diseases prevented. That’s a big number. You cut infections at the roots or even before they begin because of the vaccination.

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Prevention is still better than a cure

If there is a cure for cancer, that is. Most of infections caused by HPV always end up turning into cancer; the best way to prevent it is still to get vaccinated. You don’t want to play Russian bullet by not getting vaccinated and contracting HPV.

It’s one of the readily available vaccines

When your child gets vaccinated, you can have HPV vaccination included as well. It’s already available to teeners aged 11-12 and is part of a three-fold vaccine to shield you against infections. The other two—which is available at an early age—is for meningitis and whooping cough.

IF you think getting vaccinated for HPV can come at a later time, you think again. There’s a fine line between HPV infection and not getting infected—if prevention is better than a cure, HPV vaccination is certainly better than trying to cure stage 1 of a potentially nasty cancer.

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Stress Management: How to Deal with Stress or Avoid It

Every day we meet situations that are unpleasant or force us into extreme scenes. This situation can either define us or destroy us. Most of the time, however, they cause stress; the same stress that we want to avoid. It’s also the very same stress that we usually desperately want to get rid of in our lives.

Stress, however, is part of the human condition. Any situation will always cause us stress if we don’t prepare for it. To know how to deal with these situations as well as the stress they cause, read on.

Time Management
Stress Level: Chill

Time management can always cause stress. There is only so much time in a day that you can’t do all the things you ever wanted. If you want to do the things you absolutely want, you should know how to manage your time. Allocate time properly to avoid the feeling that you’re always running out of it.

Manage your lifestyle
Stress Level: Moderate

Whether we’re out of time or not, stress is always caused by creating a lifestyle that’s unhealthy and potentially dangerous. One way of creating a Zen-like state and combating stress is managing your activities so that you’re able to accommodate all the things you ever wanted to do.

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Hang out with the people closest to you
Stress Level: Chill

If you find that you’re always running out of time, make time. Create time for the people who matter the most to you. Their support is also a big help if you feel like you’re always stress and need a time out. People like friends and family are a good source of support for you to fight stress.

Avoid certain substances
Stress Level: Average

You might always feel stressed because of high anxiety. This, however, is caused by some substances—most notably caffeine and stimulants like nicotine. These are found in cigarettes and coffee—two things you should avoid if you want your stress levels to go down.

Indulge in more physical activities
Stress Level: Moderate

When you are always cooped up in the office, you may feel like your life revolves around the four corners of your cubicle. Go out and have fun! Man wasn’t created to just sit around all day. Exercise or, better yet, take part in a group activity with your friends, like sports or jogging.

The best de-stressor: Sleep
Stress Level: Chill

Life can get too much to handle if you’re always chasing after it. Learn to settle down and let things happen. If you find that you lack sleep, make time for it; sleep can also help your body recover. By letting it recover, you’re also lowering your stress levels.

Stress happens on a daily basis, whether we like it or not, the key thing here is to keep it to a minimum; we should actively find activities to lower our stress such that it won’t bother us again.

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