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Most popular weight loss diet plans

Many people these days are extremely health conscious and make every effort to shed down the waistline. No matter how hard you work out in the gym, if you are not eating the right food, you may not see the beneficial results. There are different types of weight loss diets and some of the few are listed below:

The Paleo diet – It strongly insists on eating the food our ancestors ate even before the agriculture came into the picture. Paleo diet believes that the modern diseases are directly linked to the consumption of dairy, grains and processed foods. This diet mainly emphasises on the intake of lean protein, whole foods, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds etc. This diet has shown significant weight loss results. It also reduces heart diseases like Blood Pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar etc
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How To Deal With Anxiety

From time to time, we all feel anxious. But for some of us, anxiety is less of an occasional occurrence and more of a daily struggle. While there are certainly medical steps you ought to take in order to curb your anxious thoughts, there are also things you can do on your own to deal with your anxiety. Here are some proactive measures you can take to reduce anxiety in your everyday life.

Keep A Healthy Diet

Many people fail to make the connection that food is medicine. We all know that food is fuel, but sometimes we forget that food contains the vital nutrients that we need to perform optimally. When you keep a poor diet, mental conditions like anxiety and depression can be exacerbated. When you keep a healthy diet, you’ll find that you feel better both mentally and physically.

Aim For Excellence, Not Perfection

For many people, anxiety is a result of constantly aiming for perfection and feeling awful when you fail to meet your own impossible standards. We all want to do our various jobs and tasks well, but doing things “perfectly” is rarely feasible. Instead, train yourself to strive for excellence, not perfection. It will be easier to accomplish your goals and you’ll feel less anxiety-inducing pressure.

Know When To Take A Pause

It’s good to want to push through difficult times. But when your anxiety is flaring up, sometimes trying to push through your stress and anxiousness and continue on as normal can be detrimental to your mental health. For example, when confronted with a massive phobia, it’s a healthier choice to take a pause and remove yourself from the situation until you calm down.

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Exercise Frequently

Just as keeping a healthy diet is great for anxiety, exercising can also be hugely beneficial for your mental health. When you exercise, your body produces feel-good chemicals in your brain. Exercising is a natural way to boost your mood. While it’s not always a replacement for medication, it can lessen your dependency on anti-anxiety pills. Talk to your doctor about whether or not your can reduce your dependency on medication through exercise.

Take Care Of Yourself

Human beings aren’t machines who can work nonstop without breaks. There’s a reason that self-care is growing in popularity. People are realizing en masse that we all need breaks and relaxation in order to be our best selves. Make time in your hectic schedule for self-care. For some people this can be as simple as meditating. For others, a massage or a visit to the local yoga studio is necessary for keeping anxiety at bay.

Let Go Of Your Need To Control Situations

Anxious thoughts and feelings can frequently pop up when people feel like they aren’t in control of a situation. Letting go of your need to always be in control can help to reduce this type of anxious thought. Remember, you can’t always control exactly how scenarios play out and it’s not your job to engineer every scenario. Sometimes things go imperfectly, but that’s okay.

Recognize Your Triggers

Everyone has difference scenarios that trigger their anxiety. For some people, the aforementioned phobias bring about anxious feelings. For others, social situations are what cause anxious thoughts. When you know what triggers your anxiety, you can do a better job of reducing future anxiousness and panic attacks. This doesn’t mean that you avoid your triggers altogether, but rather you know to be on guard when you find yourself in triggering situations.

Be Social and Form Relationships

Loneliness and isolation are on the rise. We live in a world where people don’t form close interpersonal relationships and rather depend on the internet for their socializing. There’s a lot of new evidence that says that this might be bad for our mental health. This is why it’s crucial that you nurture your in-person relationships. In dealing with anxiety, it’s essential that you have a strong support system.

Anxiety is an ugly beast that can turn otherwise happy moments into traumatizing ones. However, you don’t have to be a slave to your anxiety. If you follow these tips, you can reduce your feelings of anxiousness and enjoy a higher quality of life.

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Walgreens and Equate ibuprofen generics have milk ingredients in it

Walgreens brand of ibuprofen has lactose inactive ingredients in it, and so it is not advisable for my kid (or to anyone) that has milk allergies. But it was easy for me to detect because the word lactose means milk. But the whey word with the equate generic brand of ibuprofen, it is just now that I read the words WHEY PROTEIN CONCENTRATE and whey is from milk. OMG, maybe it was the cause of the skin rashes of my kid, and that instead, he’d feel better, his sore throat was more painful for several days plus the rashes from feet to the upper legs.

Why these two generic brands have lactose and whey ingredients in it? These ingredients are not good for those people who are allergic to milk.

Okay, so when I visited the store, I didn’t see any Motrin brand. I went to the check out to pay, but then when I read the paper from the FNP, I’ve noticed the emphasis that I needed to buy the junior strength. So I put my cart on the side and went back to the pharmacy section, but I cannot find any Motrin junior strength. So I waited for an available pharmacist, and when there’s one, she said she will help me find it. She couldn’t find any Motrin also, and she suggested that I’ll just buy the equate brand. I asked if it’s okay and she said, ‘IT’S THE SAME AS MOTRIN.’ I went back to my cart and pay for all the items that I needed to buy.

Lesson: It is always good to read and search for all the ingredients before giving any meds to anyone like my kid who has food allergies. Oh dear Lord!

Anyway, I tried to read (online) the ingredients of Motrin ibuprofen, and it does not have any whey, lactose or any other milk ingredients in it.

Good thing if I just bought the MOTRIN as it doesn’t have milk ingredients in it. Oh dear Lord, please protect my kid and other people who have allergies.

From now on, I will have to read and search for every ingredient of generic brands or whatever medicines that I will be giving to my kid who has food allergies. Oh dear Lord!

Sore throat, high fever, clinic visits, hospital stay, Petechiae skin rashes, Motrin, and steriods

Sore throat Monday night and Tuesday morning my kid went to blended learning school for a day to be with other homeschoolers. I gave him the tea same as he always had every time he will complain of a sore throat. When I picked him up in the afternoon, he said his throat was fine because the of eating grapes.
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For quick healing

It is the season that I need to have many stocks of band-aids. I need these things to heal the cuts of my fingers due to dry humidity. Even if I stayed in the US for more than 10 years now, but every cold season I will still experience skin dryness no matter how many times I used lotion. Every time I have small cuts besides my nails (usually – due to constant washing of hands with all of the house chores), I will have small cuts on my skin, and it is painful. For my cuts to heal easily, I’ll have to wrap it with band-aid after putting a Vaseline every night. This will heal my skin overnight, or it will take 3 days if the cut is deep. My skin is still not used to the dry humidity in my place, and it’s okay. My dry skin will always heal up.

Few minutes of exercise & this is what I got

I got the chance to exercise for several minutes today and this is what I got. It’s just around 2189 counts or steps and around 304 calories. I want to exercise more but I need to work online and so I am back. Hopefully I get to have more than enough blessings for today. Thank you God!

And now I am taking All Day Allergy-D

Since I do feel the clogged in my ear still until today, I’ve decided to visit the doctor. And so I was scheduled at 7pm. I went in the clinic and my family was waiting for me at the parking lot. I thought they were busy but during night time, it was quite in the doctor’s office, (like around 4 staffs, 1 MA and 1 medical provider.) I was being seen immediately before I was finished writing the papers. When the MA checked me, he asked why I was there in the clinic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Clogged ear

My right ear is clogged for 3 to 4 days now and it bothers me – A LOT. I searched online on what to do but it’s still not working. So, today I bought Similasan ear relief. The box of this medicine stated that it will offer multi-symptom relief like clogged ears, ear discomfort, trapped water, and itching. This cost me $11+ with this small bottle. Anyway, used 4 drops in my ear but right now, my ear is not relief from clogged. In fact it is clogged more. Anyway, I will wait for few hours and I’ll check if it will unclogged or whatever.

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