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Diet and Sleep

Your daytime eating habits play a role in how well you sleep, especially in the hours before bedtime.

  • Limit caffeine and nicotine. You might be surprised to know that caffeine can cause sleep problems up to ten to twelve hours after drinking it! Similarly, smoking is another stimulant that can disrupt your sleep, especially if you smoke close to bedtime.
  • Avoid big meals at night. Try to make dinnertime earlier in the evening, and avoid heavy, rich foods within two hours of bed. Spicy or acidic foods can cause stomach trouble and heartburn.
  • Avoid alcohol before bed. While a nightcap may help you relax, it interferes with your sleep cycle once you’re out.
  • Avoid drinking too many liquids in the evening. Drinking lots of fluids may result in frequent bathroom trips throughout the night.

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A Messy Kitchen

Source: Just Being In A Messy Kitchen Could Double Your Calorie Intake

Maybe I need to tackle the clutter problem in my home >.<  Read the rest of this entry

How To Cut Down On Added Sugar In Your Life

How To Cut Down On Added Sugar In Your Life

I really think that the key to eating healthier is making your own food. Buy raw and fresh ingredients and make your meals from scratch. To improve upon that strategy would be to grow your own veggies and raise your own animals. But farming isn’t something that everyone can do. But knowing what is in your Read the rest of this entry

Reducing BP

bloodpressure-551x1024A blood pressure level of 140/90 mmHg or higher is considered high. If your blood pressure is between 120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg, then you have prehypertension. This means that you don’t have high blood pressure now but are likely to develop it in the future unless you adopt a healthy lifestyle. It is important to note that the standard for high blood pressure has changed. The numbers are lower then they used to be. This is a reflection of the research that’s being done. Read the rest of this entry

Poll Response: Nutrition

80% say that they have good nutrition and 20% say that they don’t.

With the rising obesity rates and the rising frequency of medical problems in general that are related to poor nutrition, I find it unlikely that we are doing as well as we hope. Nutrition is a crazy and complex thing.  (more…)

Better Sleep Foods – YouTube.

This comes back down to the single most important nutritional truth: Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

And the second most important? Eat variety.

I’m not an advocate for being vegetarian or vegan. I love my meat. Chicken being my favorite. But it is important to get most of your calories from those lovely plants. It really will help you feel better all areas of your life.

I also recommend avoiding processed foods.


Anti Depression Diet – YouTube.

This is a video worth watching. It is easy to over look our diets as a factor for our wellness. But our diets truly effect all aspects of our health and well being.


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