According to The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, at least 30 million Americans have a thyroid disorder, half of whom are silent sufferers, and remain undiagnosed. Women are 10 times more likely to have a thyroid problem than men, particularly among those over 35 - studies show that the risk of a thyroid disorder among people from this age group is high (more than 30% likely).
So, what exactly is the thyroid and how does it affect the body? Located in the neck, just above the 'Adam's apple' the thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland, that can have a dramatic impact on a variety of bodily functions. Your thyroid produces Thyroid Hormone (TH), which regulates, among other things, your body's temperature, metabolism and heartbeat.
Things start to go wrong when your thyroid is out of balance. If it's sluggish, it produces too little TH, and when amped up, it produces too much. Because thyroid hormones that have gone haywire are far reaching in the body - symptoms range from the brain to the bowels - diagnosing this particular disorder can be challenging. However, if your thyroid is on the blink, watch out for the following symptoms:
Hypothyroidism (when the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone) is especially common, and diet and lifestyle habits are a major contributor. When working on correcting thyroid issues it is important to calm the immune system down by reducing sources of inflammation. Inflammation is a result of poor diet and other stresses, dramatically altering the conversion of TH.
These black and white or faded shots were collecting dust in someone’s attic or basement, until luckily they were dug out, to reveal some amazing scenes. What might have looked ordinary in its own day is now rare and fascinating history. Here are some seldom seen photos from decades gone by that show you how far mankind has progressed.
Some senior citizens like to take life slowly, and some don't realize their age. Having fun should be a lifelong goal. These inspiring couples show us that you're never too old to go on an adventure; and that fun should be a lifelong pursuit. Not only are these images bursting with life, but they are filled with love and a healthy sense of humor.
Cleaning is one of my least-favorite chores. It’s a Sisyphean job that never ends, and at times it can feel too big for us to handle. When we encounter dirt and grime which we don’t know how to remove, we either give up or call a professional cleaner. However, there are certain stubborn stains that you can easily remove with a little guidance, and for a fraction of the cost of a professional cleaner.
Getting your car detailed can be quite costly, but even very stubborn stains can be quickly cleaned if you know what you’re doing.
All you need is:
• Soda water • Dish soap
• Vinegar • Scrubbing brush
• Spray bottle
• Wet vacuum / steam cleaner
1. Mix equal parts soda, dish soap and vinegar in a spray bottle.
2. Spray the stains and let the liquid sit for a few minutes.
3. Scrub the area with a brush using circular motions.
4. Now use the steam cleaner or vacuum to suck out the mix of solution and filth.
5. Let it dry - mission accomplished.
While the neck may be a relatively small region of muscles in comparison to the rest of the body, stress and tension often tend to build up in this area. Sitting down all day, staring at our phones, tablets and computers, causes us to slump into poor postures at our desks, contributing to tightness in the neck. Fortunately though, a little bit of yoga can go a long way. The three stretches below are simple and effective, creating space in the neck, shoulders and back, helping to soothe your state of mind too.
Hold each pose for a minimum of 5 to 10 deep breaths, focusing your attention on how you feel. The stretches below can be done while sitting or standing.
We don't get to choose whether we grow old or not, but we do get to choose how we think about it. Luckily, several inspirational figures have given us their take on this by leaving behind some wise words that are surely noting. Here are 10 of the best quotes about aging that will leave you feeling positive about it all!
Have you ever thought about drinking baking soda? After reading through its wonderful health benefits you may want to start. Also called bicarbonate of soda or sodium bicarbonate, this outstanding ingredient, dissolved in water, has long been used to relieve symptoms associated with arthritis, indigestion, heartburn and infection. Consumed in moderate amounts and at appropriate times this unusual drink can reap many benefits to the body.
Before You Start: A Word of Caution
When drinking baking soda, mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda into 1/2 glass of water. This is a safe dose that will relieve heartburn, indigestion and other ailments (see below). People aged between 5 and 60 can take up to 7 doses (at 2 hour intervals) in a 24-hour period. People older than 60 should not consume more than 3 doses within 24 hours. If consuming the maximum dose, do not exceed for more than two weeks. Disorders that crop up frequently should be seen to by your doctor. Furthermore, consuming too much baking soda water can be harmful among people with diabetes, kidney disease or chronic health conditions. Read more on drinking baking soda water safely below.
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–осси€ устала от бесчинств, как Ќј“ќ, так и “урции. Ёто касаетс€ прохождени€ кораблей через Ѕосфор и ƒарданеллы. ”же восемь дес€тков лет “урци€ €вл€етс€ полноправной хоз€йкой этой территории. ≈ще в прошлом веке была подписана онвенци€ о правилах передвижени€ судов в этой области. Ќо, турецка€ сторона почему-то посто€нно нарушает давно написанные законы, что не может не возмущать –‘…
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Imagine a new dictionary is soon to come out, defining some issues in marriage that people were curious about. We at Baba-Mail got a "sneak peak" at some of these marriage definitions. Would you like to know what they are? Well, here are some of the definitions we got a close look at.
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акое лучшее место, чтобы скинуть ненавистные лишние килограммы? “ренажерный зал, где вы будете изнур€ть себ€ часами на беговой дорожке? ухн€, где вы выучите рецепты п€тидес€ти блюд из кабачков? Ќет, это спальн€! ѕо крайней мере, так утверждают ученые. Ќи зан€ти€ фитнесом, ни низкокалорийные блюда не помогут вам похудеть, если вы не спите достаточное количество времени (это примерно 8 часов в сутки). ¬ыспавшийс€ человек сжигает больше калорий даже в неактивном состо€нии, а также после еды. ¬ бестселлере Ќью-…орк “аймс «ƒиета абсолютно плоского живота» утверждаетс€, что даже небольшой дефицит сна замедл€ет похудение на 55%! роме того, дефицит сна делает клетки организма нечувствительными к инсулину, что может привести к диабету и метаболическому синдрому. счастью, полноценный сон может, наоборот, ускорить похудение. ј с помощью несложных хитростей возможно подстегнуть этот процесс еще больше.
This delicious fruit may be small, but don't let its size fool you - kiwis are packed with numerous health benefits. Take a look at the nutritious benefits of kiwis alongside some fantastic tips on how to select and use them too.
Selecting and Storing Kiwis
• If purchasing kiwis to eat that day, or soon after, they should yield to a bit of finger pressure. If they are slightly harder, kiwis can be ripened by storing them at room temperature, away from the sun.
• To quicken the ripening, store your kiwi in a paper bag along with a banana, apple or pear.
• Once the kiwi is ripe enough to eat, keep it away from other fruit or store it in the fridge. Kiwi is very sensitive to the ethylene gas given off by other fruits, causing it to over ripen.
1. Kiwis are high in vitamins C and E
Just two medium kiwis contain 230 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C - almost twice the amount of an orange. Vitamin C is essential for the body as it helps boost the immune system, as well as fight stress and aging. Vitamin C also promotes wound healing, helps iron absorption and promotes healthy bones, blood vessels and teeth. Kiwis are also a good source of vitamin E - a potent antioxidant that helps lower cholesterol and boost immunity.
2. They are high in serotonin
Kiwis contain a hormone called serotonin which is connected with digestive and cardiovascular functions. Serotonin boosts learning, memory and mood and helps regulate your appetite. This hormone is also responsible for falling and staying asleep. At the same time, serotonin is also responsible for keeping you alert in the morning.
A big, burly man knocked on the door of the pastor's house one day and asked to see the minister's wife, a woman known for her charity work and her love for the poor and helpless.
The woman opened the door and saw the man had tears streaming down his face.
"Oh, whatever is the matter?" she cried out.
"I come to you today, dear woman, for the purposes of doing charity and good work," said the man in a hopeless voice.
"Come in, come in!" The woman admitted him inside and they sat in her living room.
"Madam," said the man in a broken voice, "I wish to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in this district. The father is dead, the mother is too ill to work, and the nine children are starving. They are about to be turned into the cold, empty streets unless someone pays their rent, which amounts to $400."
"How terrible!" exclaimed the preacher's wife. "May I ask who you are?"
The sympathetic visitor applied his handkerchief to his eyes. "I'm the landlord," he sobbed.
50 million adults and approximately 300,000 children have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis in the United States, a disease characterized by inflamed joints. It's especially common in women or obese people, as opposed to men of a healthy weight. But the elderly or those genetically predisposed to arthritis are at a greater risk of developing the disease. One other risk factor to bear in mind is whether you have had a joint injury in the past.
What are the symptoms?
People with arthritis often experience the following symptoms:
Arthritis may also cause you to feel fatigued and weak and can negatively impact your range of motion and your ability to perform everyday tasks.
What treatments are available?
While no treatment is available to cure arthritis, treatments are usually aimed at mitigating damage and reducing pain. Herbs and the food that you eat, can greatly affect arthritis. The 10 following herbs can be added to your tea, they can be used to season your food, or used in topical preparations.
This is the number one spice to go to when dealing with arthritis. Also known as curcumin, turmeric has been at the forefront of a number of clinical studies, all of which have proven that this spice has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. To reap the benefits of turmeric use it as a mild and flavorful kitchen spice, which you can add to a wide variety of dishes. Turmeric may also be purchased in capsule format and used as a supplement. It's generally advisable to take 400 to 600mg of turmeric three times a day.
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Imagine if you could make an object of your choice almost indestructible with a few sprays of an aerosol can. Line-X has been the company to bring that into reality, with its industrial strength coating thatТs mainly used for application on truck beds or other car parts that require maximum protection, however it has other applications too, most notably being sprayed on the walls of the Pentagon in order to prevent injury and death in the event of a bomb attack.
Other military applications include armoring Humvees, creating spall protection for soldiers and protecting emergency response vehicles. If you happen to own an off-road vehicle that you enjoy putting through its paces, you can also order Line-X in different colors and textures. The spray is also used for industrial, agricultural, residential, recreational and commercial applications.
In addition to its truly amazing ability of creating an almost-indestructible coating on anything itТs applied to, polyutherane-based Line-X is impact-absorbing, sound-dampening and doesnТt crack, peel or bubble.
In the video below, youТll see bouncing cantaloupes and eggs, as well as a plastic cup being stood on with the full weight of a young lady in a truly astonishing display of strength:
Natural remedies are the healthiest way to treat your ailments, but where do they come from? Here are 15 common natural remedies from around the world that you may or may not have heard of.This is necessary information for any health buff!
1. Coconut to fight fat - Sri Lanka
You may have heard that coconut oil is a great way to slim your waist. Well the people of Sri Lanka figured this one out way before the rest of the world. It's reported that the average Sri Lankan eats about 116 coconuts per year, and they are half as likely as the average American to pack on the pounds. The reason is that coconut oil is packed with medium-chain fatty acids (MCFAs) that stimulate the liver to burn fat 50 percent faster than normal. Try having about two tablespoons of coconut oil daily (in your cooking) and you could shed up to three pounds a month!
Four old timers were playing their weekly game of golf, one remarked how nice it would be to wake up on Christmas morning, roll out of bed and without an argument go directly to the golf course, meet his buddies and play a round.
His buddies all chimed in said, "Let's do it! We'll make it a priority. Figure out a way and meet here early on Christmas morning."
Months later, that special morning arrives, and there they are on the golf course. The first guy says, "Boy this game cost me a fortune! I bought my wife a diamond ring that she can't take her eyes off of."
The second guy says, "I spent a ton too. My wife is at home planning the cruise I gave her. She was up to her eyeballs in brochures."
The third guy says "Well my wife is at home admiring her new car, reading the manual."
Cola is the world's most popular soft drink, with about 1.7 billion servings of cola products consumed every day. Although the drink is popular, and seemingly refreshing, its effects on your health may be serious and in many respects non-reversible.
Here's what happens to your body when you drink an ice cold glass of cola:
One can of cola has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30-55 milligrams of caffeine and is loaded with harmful artificial flavors and coloring. The major culprit in the cola ingredient list, however, is high-fructose corn syrup, and we'll tell you why.
High fructose corn syrup is derived from fructose, a cheaper sweetener made from corn. The harmful thing about fructose is not only its high sugar content, which has been linked with diabetes and a number of other liver problems, but its effect on your metabolic rate, meaning the pace at which you absorb and digest food. So although you may think that a can of cola will help you better digest the food you are eating, it may actually inhibit your digestive process. Of course, this amount of sugar has other effects on your health, so it's best to shy completely away from high fructose corn syrup!
Cola also contains phosphoric acid. Acid is, of course, the last thing that we want to be putting in our bodies because it harms the body's ability to use calcium and can lead to a softening of teeth and bones, and eventually osteoporosis.
Here's a divine main dish you and your guests are going to love. You've probably heard of and tried to make hasselback potatoes, but have you ever tried this technique with chicken? This recipe will undoubtedly make it onto your dinner table time and time again. The best part? It will only take you 10 minutes to prepare! Watch the video below, then be sure to save the recipe just beneath it:
• 1 teaspoon olive oil
• 1½ cups fresh baby spinach
• ¼ cup ricotta cheese
• 2, 1-pound chicken breasts
• ⅛ cup white cheddar cheese, grated
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C or Gas Mark 6). Meanwhile, in a pan over medium heat add oil and cook the spinach for 3 to 5 minutes or until it appears wilted. Stir in the ricotta and cook for a further 30 seconds to 1 minute. Allow the spinach and ricotta mix to cool.
2. In the mean time, cut slits into the chicken breasts (about 1cm apart) and 75 percent of the way through the chicken - the most important factor here is that you do not cut all the way through it.
3. Stuff the spinach and ricotta mixture into the cuts and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with white cheddar cheese generously on top and sprinkle the paprika adding some color and flavor.
4. Bake in the center of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes until the cheese has melted and the juices are clear! Dig in!
Smartphones have revolutionized the world in so many different respects, from the ease of communication they provide, to the applications we can download, which have turned our phones into multi-functional tools. And this technology is continuously improving too! So, although smartphones facilitate your needs extensively, there are probably some extremely useful things you don't know much about, such as taking a screenshot with your phone, having text displayed larger, and even read out to you.
The following tips come with instructions on how to use them on both Android phones and iPhones:
1. Take a screenshot
You can easily take a screenshot on a computer, so you’ll be happy to know that taking one on a smartphone isn’t any more difficult. Use this when you want to quickly share something you've received (such as a text message) or something you've seen on social media.
The Hotel Jested was built by Czech architect Karel Hubacek in a retro and futuristic style between 1966 and 1973. The hotel is visible from miles away due to its huge tower that stands at over 300 feet (91m). The tower was designed to naturally extend and compliment the silhouette of the surrounding mountains. The tower is also a television transmitter that is built to withstand the most extreme of weather.
As he did his final rounds, he reached the door of the first house and was greeted by a elderly couple who gave him a gift certificate. At the next house, the entire family gave him a set of fishing lures, and at the third house he received a box of fine cigars.
But at the next house he was greeted by a sexy blonde wearing a skimpy negligee. Without a word, she signaled him to come inside. She gently took him upstairs and proceeded to make mad passionate love to him. Ned certainly didn't mind.
огда хочетс€ приготовить быстрое и сытное м€сное блюдо, хоз€ек часто выручают замороженные м€сные заготовки, особенно из курицы. ћы привыкли покупать отдельные части тушки, которые разн€тс€ по цене: бедро, голень, крыль€, грудка и так далее. ќказываетс€, дл€ того чтобы экономить на м€се, следует покупать целые тушки! —оветуем запастись несколькими тушками, а затем правильно разделать их и заморозить.
Ётот нехитрый трюк позволить использовать куриную тушку полностью: из нее у вас выйдет максимально возможное количество блюд. ¬ы сохраните не только семейный бюджет, но и врем€, не потратив его на очередной поход в магазин или на рынок. »так, купив 4 тушки, возьмите еще кусок свинины, а потом распределите м€со следующим образом.
I've recently changed my diet habits to include more wheat-free products. As I often love to bake, I swapped my ordinary flour for something a little out of the ordinary - almond, coconut, chestnut and others to help boost my health and keep my blood sugar levels down. These 5 flour alternatives will make a world of a difference to your health, just take a look at their benefits:
1. Almond Flour
Made from ground up blanched almonds, this flour has got a neutral taste, yet a moist
crumb. It's most suitable for muffins, waffles, cakes and can be used in savory baked
I don’t know about you, but I’ve often wondered what the science is behind the inherent feeling of time moving faster as I get older. Thankfully for me and everyone else who’s curious about the subject, research conducted in this area has found some intriguing things.
Once example of a study conducted in relation to the perception of time was held in 2005 at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Psychologists Marc Wittmann and Sara Lenhoff surveyed a sample of 499 participants, aged between 14 and 94. They were asked about how fast they felt time was moving, and had the option to select different answers ranging from “very slowly”, to “very fast”.
The psychologists conducting the study concluded that the perception of short periods of time, namely days, weeks or months, did not change with age. In fact, the general perception for these time periods was that the clocked ticked by quickly.
Dear John, this is Alan next door. I am sorry buddy, but I have a confession to make to you. I've been riddled with guilt these past few months and have been trying to pluck up the courage to tell you to your face, but I am at least now telling you in text as I can’t live with myself a moment longer without you knowing. The truth is, I have been sharing your wife, day and night when you're not around. In fact, probably more than you.
This recipe is not only delicious, it is incredibly easy to prepare too, and will make for a memorable side dish. After all, who can resist a potato, cheese, sour cream and bacon mix? One of the drawbacks of a baked potato dish is that it can be incredibly tricky to make ahead of time and reheat. However, there is a delicious solution to the problem - hence the term, twice-baked potato casserole. Check it out:
Roses are the most well known and celebrated flower. They have been used for ages to symbolize many things, love being one of their most essential associations. But do you know what the different shades and colors mean? Below you will the many colors of this beautiful flower, and for each, a time to give and an intent. Let us teach you the language of the rose.