Did You Know Info Series - Jan 2020

Donna Costa
Did you know ... that humans are the only mammal that willingly delays sleep? Did you know ... that laughing can increase blood flow by 20%? Did you know ... that tea can lower risks of heart attacks, certain kinds of cancer, and type 2 diabetes? Did you know

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Stats & Facts About Sleep (Infographic)

Donna Costa
Along with proper nutrition and regular exercise, sleep plays a major role in our health. With this compilation of interesting facts and statistics about sleep, we hope you will gain insight and recognize the importance of sleep in your daily lives. The significance of the positive, as well as negative effects of sleep, should not be ignored, or taken for granted.

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Depression and Anxiety: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Donna Costa
The terms “anxious” and “depressed” get thrown around a lot in casual conversation. Both are normal emotions to experience. But although the biological underpinnings of these problems are similar, anxiety and depression are consciously experienced differently. These two might be considered two sides of the same coin.

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Sleep Problems in Teenagers

Donna Costa

The recent studies help scientists to better understand the importance of sleep during childhood and adolescence years.  The deprivation of sleep in modern society is having a catastrophic impact on health, wellness, even the safety and education of teens and children.

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5G TECHNOLOGY - Big Risk for our Health and the Planet!

Donna Costa
What is 5G?  The next generation of wireless technology will require millions of mini-cell towers closer to each other. This means a human being’s high frequency EMF exposure will increase exponentially not only with 5G cell towers but sensors placed on every car, every work place and inside every house.  

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Weight Loss with Far Infrared Ray (FIR - Therapy)

Donna Costa
Far Infrared Ray (FIR) is a type of energy waves that surround us but we can’t see. The sun is the main source of far infrared rays. FIR penetrates through skin up to 2 inches, unlike ultraviolet rays, FIR never burns the skin, doesn’t cause any damage. FIR is completely healthy and safe. FIR is already produced in our bodies and used for its own healing and detoxification. Many studies showed that FIR is helpful for enhancing blood circulation, reducing pain, strengthening the cardiovascular system, easing joint stiffness and inflammation, and revitalizing skin cells.

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Menopause and Insomnia

Donna Costa

Menopause takes place over a period of many years. The hormonal changes commonly cause a wide range of sleep disorders. Sleep deprivation, insomnia, sleep disordered breathing (SDB), restless legs syndrome (RLS), mood and anxiety disorders are just some of the challenges women undergo.

During midlife, most important factors disturbing the sleep are:

  1. Declining production of sleep-promoting hormone progesterone 
    Lower level of estrogen which has strong impact on sleep and mood
    Frequent sleep disrupters such as hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings.

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FIBROMYALGIA: 10 Ways BB Weighted Blankets can Help

Donna Costa

Treating fibromyalgia, or relieving the symptoms associated with it, is quite complicated. Treatments include prescription drugs, healthy diet, vitamins, essential oils, and lifestyle changes.

The alternative, non-drug treatments are being preferred by some due to the side effects of the chemical drugs. The thermal effect from Far Infrared Ray (FIR) has been shown to be very useful according to many studies.

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Sleep and Sleep Cycles

Donna Costa
To start sleep process, pineal gland in the brain pumps melatonin. Then brain shuts itself to outside stimulus and turns inward. When we are falling sleep, short and strong contractions of the body parts start. Brain cells begin processing and registering daily information. Our immune system gets boosted during the good night sleep.

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What is ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder?

Donna Costa
The incidence of ADHD in children is on the rise. Some data show that over 10% of children ages 5 -17 in the USA have the disorder. There is a concern that ADHD is being over diagnosed because of societal pressure for treatment of certain behaviours. But some experts say that ADHD is simply becoming more widely known, and with increased awareness, more children are diagnosed and getting the treatment they really need.

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