Understanding stress: Mental and Physical impact
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by Ani Alieva
1M ago
April was the National Stress Awareness Month. Even though we are in May now, I want to share this article with you as in my opinion, stress is one of the biggest factors playing a huge role in our health. Read below how stress can influence our mental and physical health. Stress is very powerful and can be indeed healthy in some ranges, however if it is constant and prolonged, it can be damaging and having negative impact on our bodies. But let’s talk about stress and look how exactly can affect us. Stress can affect us in various ways, both mentally and physically. Here’s how it can impact ..read more
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6 simple steps to enter lighter into the summer
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by Ani Alieva
2y ago
Summer is coming and we are all looking so much to it. This is the time, in which we start caring about how we feel and how we look. People’s common mistakes Many people are making the mistakes to undergo different restrictive diets, which is very wrong in my opinion. These diets are very restrictive and unhealthy. Do you know why? Because they are not personalised and tailored to the individual body needs. They are general and we already know that one size does not fit all. Some people feel great, however some of them really struggle following these diets. That is why the results are not alw ..read more
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Why do we need stomach acid?
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by Ani Alieva
2y ago
What is stomach acid? Optimal stomach acid is needed to break down and absorb the nutrients from the food we eat. Stomach acid is secreted by the cells in the stomach wall. We need stomach acid top break down proteins and enhance nutrient absorption. It is also needed for activation of pancreatic juices. Gastric acid plays role as a defender against ingested microbes and pathogens. There are factors that can increase or decrease our gastric juices. Protein, fat, caffeine, milk, chewing gum can increase it for example. Ageing, some drugs such as antacids, autoimmune gastritis, chronic stress, H ..read more
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Weight loss natural approaches
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by Ani Alieva
2y ago
Are you struggling with weight gain? It is very common problem that I face with my clients. Being overweight or obese can have such a negative impact on the quality of life and general feeling of wellbeing. Some people just get on with it, however most of the people are trying to find permanent solution of this problem. Some are using drugs to reduce their appetite and others are trying different diets but unfortunately with yo yo effect in the end. This is not the solution of this health condition. My approach to weight loss I am using easy and natural approaches to help my clients achieve t ..read more
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Control blood sugar levels naturally
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by Ani Alieva
2y ago
blood sugar Let’s start from the simple explanation of the function of the blood glucose in the human body. Do you know what happens in your body when the sugar enters your blood stream? Why do you need sugar? Where do we get it from? What is the blood sugar? Blood glucose is the main source of energy for the human body. Your body converts the sugar molecules into energy, so that way your body and brain can perform their functions. The blood glucose is carried and transported to every single cell in your body via your blood. In fact, the food you eat is the main source of your body glucose. Th ..read more
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Achieving good sleep habits
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by Ani Alieva
2y ago
Sleep is an essential tool to keep your body at optimal health and wellbeing. Having regular quality sleep at daily life is a must nowadays. Sleep is very important for the entire body. Sleep is restarting all bodily systems. It is recharging our bodies, preparing us for the next day adventures of the life. You can notice the difference when you have had a good quality sleep and when you have not had a proper sleep. You are probably feeling tired with low energy, you might have cravings(blood sugar imbalance), headaches. This is because sleep affects primarily your nervous system, then endocr ..read more
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Nutritious brain foods
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by Ani Alieva
2y ago
brain foods We know what is good and what is bad for your body. It is not maybe in details but we know that fresh, whole foods, seasonal fruit and vegetables, grass fed, free range quality proteins are the best choices we can make. Today, while I was reading one of my favourite magazines, I have come across something interesting. That is why I wanted to share this information here with you. Today topic is food for your brain. What kind of food does your brain need? You know as we age, many of our bodily functions decline. It is not only organs, it is about hormones as well. Our cells ability t ..read more
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Tips on how to manage diabetes in a holistic way!
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by Ani Alieva
2y ago
Let’s start with what is diabetes? Diabetes is a health condition where your blood sugar level is out of balance. This means your pancreas is not functioning at optimal level. There are different types of diabetes. I will only mention the most common ones. Type 1 and type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which your Pancreas cannot produce insulin. So, the sugar molecules circulate your blood stream and it cannot enter into the cells. For that reason, people with type 1 Diabetes need to take insulin externally. In type 2 diabetes, the scenario is a bit different. Your ..read more
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Thyroid gland
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by Ani Alieva
2y ago
Thyroid glands Thyroid gland is a small gland in the neck, in front of the trachea. It has butterfly shape. Thyroid gland is part of the human endocrine system. It produces hormones that regulate body’s metabolism, takes part in the growth and development of the body. When thyroid gland does not function properly at optimal levels, this could lead to two conditions. When your thyroid gland produces hormones in excess, this could lead to a condition, called hyperthyroidism. When your thyroid gland produces less hormones, this could lead to hypothyroidism. Both conditions are serious and need to ..read more
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FIBER
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by Ani Alieva
2y ago
Let’s talk a little bit about FIBER today! Fiber is one of the most important nutrient in a balanced healthy diet and lifestyle. What is fiber? There are two types of fiber – soluble and non-soluble fiber. The soluble fiber type dissolves in water and the second one does not. The first type of fiber can be metabolised and can feed good bacteria in the human digestive tract. The largest amount of bacteria normally live in our large intestine. It is the same with other live organisms, the good bacterias also need to be fed to survive and perform their functions in the human bodies. How much fib ..read more
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