Mind, Body, Soul
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Anxiety Relieving Foods
Pollution affects respiratory functions, especially asthma. Poor air quality also affects the brain, see: Biodermography and Population Health.
Pollution is said to affect cognition, those smoggy and hazy days affect vulnerable populations in particularly, older persons who live in highly congested areas.
A study from the American Journal of Epidemiology (June 2014) revealed people over 50, who lived in areas with high amounts of fine particulate matter like smoke and haze, performed poorly on cognitive tests as those who lived in less populated areas, (Neurology Now/Apr-May 2016).
The Power of Music
The power of music promotes well-being and enhances quality of life for persons with cognitive issues (Daniel C. Potts, MD, FAAN/Neurologist).
Make a playlist for your loved one, create an ambiance conducive to relaxation. Focus on familiar music. Choose tunes that have positive associations. Ask for their favorites and create a customized playlist,
(musicandmemory.com/NeurologyNow, Apr/May 2016).
Over the counter meds and allergy pills can cause fatigue during the day and send your heart racing at night. Drugs used to treat neurologic disorders can affect sleep patterns.
Alpha-Beta Blockers, Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors cause insomnia and/or daytime sleepiness. Many neurologic conditions are associated with a higher rate of depression, so many take anti-depressants which adversely affect the natural quality of sleep.
Book Endz Cafe Solutions:
1. Harridan= brief, wild storm
2. Repudiate= to overthrow; refuse to accept/support
3. Gentrification= displacement of the poor by the affluent
4. Conflate= a barter/deal
5. Solipsistic= highly egocentric
(Reader's Digest/May 2015)
Chi & Qi
The basis of wise eating habits are foods consumed in a healthful pattern; cut the excess and restore a balanced way to your nutritional eating patterns.
Exercise and nutrition work at the cellular level and can drive a change in behavior and transform the body.
The digestive system fulfills important functions in the body. "Chi" is the aliveness, life force, and energy. The body has natural patterns of Qi associated with it that circulate in channels called Meridians.
Life has choices and they are waiting to be uncovered by a sufficient amount of rational analysis. During analysis paralysis, the more we agonize over a decision, the more paralyzed we tend to become.
The pros and cons are not of equal weight. When you discover what's in your heart of hearts, it takes the pressure off by lowering expectations--do your best not to look back; there is no blueprint for infallibility, (Real Simple/Jan. 2013)
the reconditioned mind and body