Additionally, food preservatives can cause people serious problems, especially when fast food is a mainstay of your diet. For example, a college student ate only McDonald's for ten days to determine its effects on gut health. The fast food diet left his gut microbes devastated. About 40 percent of his bacteria species were lost, which amounted to about 1,400 different types. Losses of microbial diversity such as this have been linked to diabetes and obesity. There was once a bunch of tiny frogs, who arranged a running competition. The goal was to run, hop and jump to the top of a very high tower. A big crowd gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants. The race began. No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower. They shouted It's too difficult!!! <a href=''>They</a> will NEVER make it to the top' andNot a chance. The tower is too high.' The tiny frogs began collapsing, one by one, except for those who were managing to climb higher. The crowd continued to yell It's too difficult! <a href=''>It's</a> much too hard. <a href=''>No</a> one will make it!' More tiny frogs got tired and gave up. <a href=''>But</a> one continued higher and higher. <a href=''>This</a> one wouldn't give up! <a href=''>And</a> he reached the top. <a href=''>Everyone</a> wanted to know how this one frog managed such a great feat. <br /><br /><a href=''>His</a> secret? <a href=''>This</a> little frog was deaf!! <a href=''>But</a> I've decided to write it and worry about the publishing later. <a href=''>I've</a> done a little research into the self-publishing concept. <a href=''>I</a> also have one idea of how I might actually find a publisher. <a href=''>Then</a> I've decided that if it doesn't get published, at least I can put it on the internet for free and I can still print it out and give a copy to my ADD patients. <a href=''>So</a> it isn't a side track or a dead end or a waste of time and I've made the decision. <a href=''>So</a> now I can stick to my decision and not be second guessing or doubting, just focus on doing it. <a href=''>But</a> it was important to do some homework first and seriously consider the question of its maybe being a time waster. <a href=''>Because</a> I'm good at starting a project off with great enthusiasm and then just letting it dwindle away when the novelty wears off, or when something else interesting comes along to distract me, or when the going gets hard. <a href=''>So</a> once I've genuinely considered it, then I need to make my decision and just stick to it, and not distract myself by doubting its value. <a href=''>So,</a> back to the subject: feeling pressured. <a href=''>You</a> might have noticed that I've been saying, "If I feel overwhelmed, if I feel pressured, if I feel rushed." Because, in fact, those are not facts; those are states of mind. <a href=''>Will</a> his marriage survive all this stress and change? <a href=''>Will</a> the court case work out in his favour? <a href=''>What</a> will happen to his children? <a href=''>Late</a> at night, Ahmed lies awake, overwhelmed by strong emotions. <a href=''>Before</a> his injury, Ahmed used to cope with difficult emotions by working hard and keeping busy to distract himself. <a href=''>Now,</a> without that outlet, he does not know what to do. <a href=''>This</a> is a hard sell. <br /><br /><a href=''>People</a> who are feeling overwhelmed, pressured, overloaded, or rushed really believe that they actually are. <a href=''>But</a> I assure you, it is a state of mind. <a href=''>When</a> you can apply these strategies, and focus on the one thing you're doing, you'll find that the feeling is gone, and you can just proceed with the one thing at a time. <a href=''>Those</a> are pretty unpleasant feelings, and we don't function as well when we have them. <a href=' backlinks&nw=g&url='>It's</a> better to avoid them. <a href=''>These</a> strategies help to do that. <a href=''>Thoughts</a> cannot be changed, and are based on genetics. <a href=''>How</a> you interpret events changes depending on your past experiences, mood, pain levels and other factors. <a href=''>Thoughts</a> can influence our actions and emotions. <a href=''>Thinking</a> positive thoughts is the only way to achieve good mental health. <a href=''>A</a> good way to create space for your thoughts is to be BOLD: Breathe, Observe, Listen, Decide. <a href=''>In</a> the months after Ahmed's brain injury, difficult emotions seem to come up all the time. <a href=''>He</a> feels anger towards the driver that hit him; he has sudden, overwhelming flashbacks that leave him shaking with fear; he grieves for the loss of his freedom to drive and the job he enjoyed. <a href=''>Sometimes</a> he feels frustrated and impatient with his children, even though he knows they are just acting the way they usually do. <a href=''>Most</a> of all, Ahmed worries about the future: what is going to happen to him? <a href=''>Will</a> he work or drive again? <a href=''>The</a> teacher waits, listening to the participant response, and selectively reflects back to enhance the group vocabulary of experience. <a href=''>He</a> highlights key thematic points that have been expressed when appropriate. <a href=''>He</a> also helps participants to enhance their capacity to describe and track their experience. <a href=''>This</a> descriptive process will reinforce the value of attending in this way. <br /><br /><a href=''>He</a> asks permission to continue inquiry, particularly when a participant is struggling (vertical inquiry). <a href=''>The</a> teacher will frequently express gratitude for the participant's response. <a href=''>The</a> teacher needs to remember less is more, following the participant's lead while at the same time gently ensuring the dialogue stays on track, close to direct experience, and relevant to the theme of the session. <a href=''>He</a> is judicious in his reflections or responses, not needing to speak to every participant response, allowing the ones that reflect direct experience to stand on their own. <a href=''>The</a> teacher exhibits patient attending that embodies the practice. <a href=''>He</a> does his best not to insert his biases, attachment to outcomes, or an agenda into the participant experience. <a href=''>One</a> of the most challenging threats to living a life of inner worth and deep beauty is obesity. <a href=''>It</a> has reached an epidemic in our society and threatens each of us and our loved ones because of its enormous health consequences. <a href=''>The</a> Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent global health research organization that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world's most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. <a href=''>Here</a> are some of their findings on obesity: An estimated 160 million Americans are either obese or overweight. <a href=''>Nearly</a> three-quarters of American men and more than 60% of women are obese or overweight. <a href=''>These</a> are also major challenges for America's children--nearly 30% of boys and girls under age 20 are either obese or overweight, up from 19% in 1980. <a href=''>Health</a> risks such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoarthritis, and chronic kidney disease increase when a person's BMI exceeds 23. <a href=''>In</a> 2010, obesity and overweight were estimated to have caused 3.4 million deaths globally, most of which were from cardiovascular causes. <a href=''>Research</a> indicates that if left unaddressed, the rise in obesity could lead to future declines in life expectancy in countries worldwide.6 Having a food plan and eating to your blood type are vital ways to combat obesity. <a href=''>I</a> also believe that there are natural fat loss supplements that can help you, and there is research to support this belief. <a href=''>Again,</a> please consult with your healthcare professional or dietitian for all nutritional support supplements discussed here. <a href=''>Taking</a> probiotics is a habit that can really benefit the digestive system, which is intricately connected to our overall health.7 Lipases, one of our most vital digestive enzymes, is released mainly by the pancreas into the small intestine to help the body process and absorb fats.8 Every time you eat starchy foods such as potatoes and bread, amylase plays an essential role in breaking those complex carbohydrates into simple, usable sugars.9 As a protease enzyme, the primary benefit bromelain has is improving protein absorption. <a href=''>It</a> is not always possible or practical to switch off from negative people or remove them from your life completely. <a href=''>What</a> you can do, however, is reduce the amount of time you spend around them and increase the amount of time you spend withradiators', the positive people in your life.

You may have a different person or a number of people for each situation, or the same one or two people might fit a number of situations. Think widely; the positive people on your list do not just have to be friends or family; they could be colleagues or neighbours. The person you can talk to if you're worried, for example, could be a professional person that you see such as your GP, a counsellor or someone from an organization with a helpline. Maybe the person who introduces you to new ideas and interests is a documentary maker like David Attenborough. Perhaps there's someone on the radio or TV who makes you laugh. The person who inspires you could be someone you have read about who has overcome adversity or who has achieved something despite all the odds. In fact, role models are another source of positivity. models are people who possess positive characteristics and qualities that inspire us. We all look for different things in a role model but often they are people who practise what they preach and who are willing to act on their beliefs and values. Role models behave ethically and honestly. They show respect for others. Role models are often a source of inspiration because they have overcome adversity in their lives in some way; usually by being persistent or by finding creative solutions to problems and difficulties. We admire people like this! Use strategies to avoid getting rushed, overwhelmed, or overloaded. Learn to say `No.' Don't overestimate what you can accomplish. Add fifty percent to your estimated time to do something. Set realistic goals, and then reset the goal to a little less. Stay on top of things.If you do start feeling overloaded or overwhelmed, stop what you're doing and organize. Use these secondary strategies - the yellow pad, the big list and the little list and the small steps - to deal with the feelings of overwhelmed or overloaded. If you're feeling rushed, stop and ask yourself, "What does it really matter if I am late?