Mental Health

It would appear that at some point after World War I, real mental health became something of a luxury. The absence of any real mental disease like schizophrenia or dementia certainly is not an indicator of complete mental health any longer. The boom in knowledge of human psychology that began in the 1960s has made that eminently clear.Truthfully speaking, even basic functionality can no longer be automatically assumed for a human being living in the present age. There are an unprecedented number of Americans and Europeans undertaking psychotherapy today – what started off as a fad now seems to have become a necessity of daily living. The pressures of the rat race are overwhelming. The number of situations and triggers for mental disorders has multiplied significantly. The stress levels are extremely high.We are, therefore, reduced to defining acceptable mental health in very broad terms. A certain degree of aberration is to be expected in almost every post-modern human being. Reasonable mental health will, therefore, have to be defined by the lack of gross disorders. A good standard for judging this would be the one apparently employed by health insurance companies, who are reluctant to pay for mental disorders that do not result in complete breakdown of normal life for the individual.The diseases that indicate a major disruption in mental health would today include Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, or a major depressive disorder. Further mental disorders that may or may not be considered as mere a lack of fine tuning by authorities may include obsessive-compulsive disorders, alcohol or drug addiction, or stress-induced nervous breakdown.Mental health in the twenty-first century means a reasonable quality of life and functionality in individuals, despite the overwhelming odds against them.

Weight Management – How to Live a Detoxified Lifestyle

Over 7 pounds of fecal matter is stored up in the average person’s colon. Overweight and/or people with allergies could be harboring over 25 pounds of dried fecal matter in their colons. Toxicity in the body is an epidemic in America and most people don’t realize there’s a problem. A classic sign of a toxic colon can be something as common as a pot belly or daily fatigue. Here are a few ways one can start living a cleansed lifestyle, lose the pot belly and regain energy.Eat small, nutritional meals that promote alkalinity like fruits and vegetables. Limit very acid-triggering foods like meat, fish, poultry, sugars and non-complex carbs. It is also important to take a daily natural multivitamin and/or minerals in order to be sure one is getting proper nutrition. Deficiencies in a vitamin or mineral can lead to serious problems down the road. Focus on natural products in order to avoid the extra man added chemicals that can be harmful to the body over a length of time.Try to get moving 3-5 times a week and try to get 8 hours of sleep each night. Consistency is the key. If a low impact exercise regiment is preferred, try to walk at least 10,000 steps a day. One can buy a step counter for as low as $7 at the local super store. Join a local Yoga class or invest in a Yoga DVD if on a budget. Yoga is great for relieving stress, toning up the body and helps properly oxygenate the body.Another tip is to make sure the consumption of water is pure and clean. Try to drink at least 2 quarts or more a day. Any old plastic bottle of water won’t do and stay away from drinking water out of the tap without filtering it first! There are special machines that produces water that is pH balanced for the body if one is serious and budget free. If the budget is not limitless then it is acceptable to stick to a water pitcher that has a filter. If plastic bottles are a must then alternative health care doctors support Deer Park or Penta as the water bottle of choice.It is a scary thought that the average American is walking around with 7-25 pounds of dried up fecal matter in the lower abdomen and going on with life destroying the digestive system and overall health. It does not take much effort to clean out a lifetime of toxicity. One should focus on small healthy meals, take a natural multivitamin, exercise 3-5 times a week, get plenty of rest, drink pure water and consider taking a colon cleansing product in order to whip the body back into balance and shape.

Five Problems With Making Home Repairs in the Winter

I can’t think of any contractor that really enjoys working in freezing cold temperatures. I prefer to be working in almost any temperature that isn’t lower than 60° or higher than 80°. This doesn’t really matter though, when it’s time to fix something in the winter time if it needs to be fixed and I would like to share five problems with you, that can help you with your winter time home repairs.1. Make sure that you don’t paint when temperatures drop below freezing. Read the instructions on the paint can and it will tell you exactly what temperatures the paint can and cannot be applied in. There are other building products that can not be used at these temperatures and I would suggest that you read the instructions, before using them.2. I don’t advise anyone to work in the rain or snow. Again, you should read all of the instructions on your electrical power tools, before using them. I don’t advise anyone to work with electrical power tools in the rain, because they could get electrocuted.3. If you needed to repair your roofing during the winter, I don’t advise anyone climbing on top of any type of roofing materials when temperatures drop below freezing. This wouldn’t be a bad time to contact a professional for advice or help with the repairs.4. If you have a home repair that isn’t an emergency situation. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to cover the area up with plastic if it is located on the exterior and wait for the spring. There’s no need to subject yourself to the elements, if the repairs can be made at another time with out creating a safety problem for your home and its occupants.5. Try to avoid working fast or raising your body temperature. If you’re working in temperatures below freezing at a faster rate, you could find yourself working for one day and resting for the next few days with a cold. It’s never a good idea to get your body overheated while working during the winter.If you need to make the home repairs, make them, but remember to think safety first. Working in extreme cold temperatures can be hazardous to your health, so be careful.