It's true; insomniacs may have dirtier minds than people who get a normal amount of sleep. Before you start thinking that lack of sleep can distort your moral code, take heart. It is not your ethics or morals that are in danger, but your brain itself.
Science has now discovered how the brain cleanses itself of waste and sleep is a requirement. Without enough sleep, your brain could be storing up large amounts of toxic substances.
The science community already knows how the body cleanses itself of waste. Each and every day blood travels throughout our bodies carrying nutrients and oxygen to our cells. Waste that accumulates in the cells during the metabolic process is released from the cell into the fluid between each cell (the interstitial fluid). This is when the lymphatic systems kicks in. It sucks up this waste and fluid, incorporates it into the lymphatic fluid, filters it through the lymph nodes, and then it dumps it back into our circulatory systems.
This update isn't directly related to heart health , but I wanted to share from the perspective of ‘clean living' and the goal of promoting optimal health.
The dirty dozen is a list of product with the highest pesticide residues developed by the Environmental Working Group .
The 12 most contaminated types of produce are:
Sweet Bell Peppers
According to the 2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce , apples are the most pesticide-laden fruit. The US Department of Agriculture tested 700 apple samples and over 98% of the apples contained pesticide.
This is the seventh guide released by the nonprofit organization which analyzes the pesticide content of 53 different types of produce and then provides a list of the 12 highest in pesticides and the 15 lowest.
As an FYI, most of the produce was washed and cleaned prior to sampling to ensure the chemical level was closest to ...
How would you describe the family life in a home where at least one child had Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)? Fun, interesting, chaotic, hectic, frustrating, spontaneous, exhausting, or all of the above? Family life can be many things, but rarely is it peaceful. Parents may feel frustrated and overwhelmed. Children with ADHD often try hard to behave but still manage to get into trouble over and over. Siblings might feel neglected, causing resentment, anger and sometimes guilt. My oldest son has ADHD, as well as other mental illnesses. He required attention beyond that of any of the other children in the household. Altogether, there are four additional children, two from my husband’s previous marriage and two from our marriage together. Raising five children is a feat in itself. Raising a child with special needs is a feat in itself. Putting the two together creates many exhausting days. Homework time with my son coul...
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