A Frequent Symptom Of Vitamin D Deficiency

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It is estimated that up to 70 percent of people could have a vitamin D deficiency.

Depression and pain can both be signs of vitamin D deficiency, research suggests.

As well as low mood, the most important symptoms of depression are:

  1. Decreased interest in life.
  2. Energy loss.
  3. Concentration problems.

People in the study reported pains such as:

  • Neuropathic pain, including shooting or burning sensations in their legs and feet (61 percent).
  • Sensory pain such as numbness and tingling in their hands, fingers and legs (74 percent).

Both depression and pain were reduced after participants were given vitamin D2 supplementation.

Some studies estimate that up to 70 percent of people could have a vitamin D deficiency.

The study, which lasted six months, included women with type 2 diabetes.

Dr Todd Doyle, the study’s first author, said:

“Pain is a common and often serious problem for women with type 2 diabetes and depression.

While further research is needed, D2 supplementation is a promising treatment for both pain and depression in type 2 diabetes.”

Foods that are rich in vitamin D include oily fish and eggs, but most people get their vitamin D from the action of sunlight on the skin.

That is why levels are typically lower in the body through the winter months in more Northern climes.

Professor Sue Penckofer said:

“Vitamin D has widespread benefits for our health and certain chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.”

Other disease linked to vitamin D deficiency include cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

The study was presented at a research conference at Loyola University Chicago’s Health Sciences Campus (Doyle et al., 2013).

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Episode 1560 Scott Adams: I Tell You All the Ways the Left is Being Manipulated by Their Own News Sources

Episode 1560 Scott Adams: I Tell You All the Ways the Left is Being Manipulated by Their Own News Sources

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Weight Loss: The Best Type Of Intermittent Fasting

What form of intermittent fasting is the best: alternate day fasting, the 5:2 diet, or time-restricted eating?

Intermittent fasting, which comes in several types, causes mild to moderate weight loss, reduces blood pressure, blood sugar levels, triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

This pattern of eating can improve microbial gut diversity and help people eat less throughout the day.

But which is the best type of intermittent fasting?

A group of researchers reviewed 25 studies on three forms of intermittent fasting:

  • Time-restricted eating: an eating window of 8 to 12 hours and fasting during the remaining hours each day.
  • 5:2 diet: five days eating normally and two days fasting with restricting the food intake to 500 calories.
  • Alternate day fasting: fasting on every other day with restricting the food intake to 500 calories.

The studies reported that those who follow a time-restricted eating regime noticed 3 percent weight loss.

While alternate day fasting produced 3 to 8 percent weight loss within three to eight weeks.

The weight loss results for the 5:2 diet group are similar to alternate day fasting, the finding is surprising as people on the 5:2 diet fasted much less than those who did alternate-day fasting.

The 5:2 diet and alternate day fasting produces similar weight loss results to regular dieting such as low-calorie diets.

Professor Krista Varady, the study’s first author, said:

“We noted that intermittent fasting is not better than regular dieting; both produce the same amount of weight loss and similar changes in blood pressure, cholesterol and inflammation.”

Moreover, people on any of these two intermittent fasting regimens have been found to maintain 7 percent weight loss over a year.

Professor Varady said:

“You’re fooling your body into eating a little bit less and that’s why people are losing weight.”

The review includes some practical advice for individuals who may consider an intermittent fasting regimen.

Side-effects, such as dizziness, constipation, and headaches will drop within one or two weeks of fasting.

Drinking more water can reduce headaches due to dehydration.

  • Exercise: Moderate to high-intensity activity is possible as some participants reported that exercise gives them more energy during the fasting hours. Though, it is recommended to have the fasting meal after exercise.
  • What to eat: Make sure you eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains as they are high in fibre, which eases constipation.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine: Alcohol and caffeinated energy drinks are high in calories and can cause headaches due to dehydration.
  • Who should avoid fasting: Those with a BMI less than 18.5, those with eating disorders, those who need to take their medicine with a meal at regular times, children under 12, pregnant or lactating women, and shift workers.

Professor Varady said:

“People love intermittent fasting because it’s easy.

People need to find diets that they can stick to long term.

It’s definitely effective for weight loss and it’s gained popularity because there are no special foods or apps necessary.

You can also combine it with other diets, like Keto.”

The study was published in the Annual Review of Nutrition (Varady et al., 2021).

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This Popular Belief Prevents Happiness

The belief can be overcome when it is framed in the right way.

Believing that leisure is unproductive and wasteful is linked to higher levels of stress and depression and lower levels of happiness, a study finds.

Many people believe that being productive is the ultimate goal of life and if you’re not serving some greater purpose, then you’re wasting time.

However, people who hold this view are more likely to report poor mental health and enjoy their leisure time the least.

Dr Selin Malkoc, study co-author, said:

“There is plenty of research which suggests that leisure has mental health benefits and that it can make us more productive and less stressed.

But we find that if people start to believe that leisure is wasteful, they may end up being more depressed and more stressed.”

Serving a greater goal

One way for the productive-minded to enjoy leisure more, though, is to see it as part of a greater goal, explained Dr Rebecca Reczek, study co-author:

“If leisure can be framed as having some kind of productive goal, that helps people who think leisure is wasteful get some of the same benefits.”

Dr Malkoc agrees:

“…think about the productive ways that individual leisure activities can serve their long-term goals.

Find ways to make fun activities part of a larger goal in your life.

Think about how it is productive, instrumental and useful.”

The conclusions come from a series of studies, one of which asked people how they celebrated Halloween.

Some activities, such as going to a party, were fun for their own sake while others, like taking children trick-or-treating, served a larger goal.

People subscribing to the popular belief that leisure is wasteful found the party less enjoyable.

However, this was not the case for the trick-or-treating, said Dr Gabriela Tonietto, the study’s first author, said:

“Those who participated in fun activities that fulfilled responsibilities, like trick or treating with your kids, didn’t see such a reduction in how much they enjoyed their Halloween.”

Negative views about leisure are worldwide

It is not just Americans who view leisure time as wasteful — the view is globalised, said Dr Reczek:

“We live in a global society and there are people everywhere that hear the same messages about how important it is to be busy and productive.

And once you believe that, and internalize the message that leisure is a waste, our results suggest you’re going to be more depressed and less happy, no matter where you live.”

Negative views about leisure can be surprisingly damaging, affecting people’s ability to enjoy themselves even in the simplest ways.

In one study, students were invited to do a boring task which had a break in the middle when they watched a funny cat video.

However, people who view leisure as a waste of time couldn’t enjoy the video at all.

Dr Malkoc explained:

“These are students who are coming into the lab to answer surveys, which can be boring.

In the middle of that we give them a funny video to watch, which you would expect would be a nice break – and even then, some participants didn’t enjoy it as much.

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The Weight Loss Technique That Is 100% More Effective

The easy technique can help to double weight loss.

The more a person weighs themselves, the more weight they lose, research finds.

Similarly, keeping a note of what is eaten is consistently linked to weight loss by studies.

Taking a quick note of daily diet and exercise habits has been shown to double weight loss by one study.

The process of making notes does not have to be complicated — in fact, most people find it easy.

Simply sending a text message or email is enough.

Noting down details of diet and exercise probably works by making people more aware of their own habits.

Habits tend to work automatically and outside our conscious awareness.

Note-taking and weighing draw attention to those habits so they can be consciously addressed.

The current study involved 975 people who were tracked over twelve months.

People in the study were using internet-enabled scales.

The results showed that people who stepped on their scales more often lost an average of an extra 2 pounds.

Dr Matthew Sperrin, the study’s first author, said:

“In this study we wanted to know more about the ways that engagement with weighing scales indicates the users’ behaviour, something that is only possible with recent advances in technology.”

Dr Sperrin explained the results:

“…we were able to spot a strong correlation between self-weighing and weight-loss, particularly that the more a patient weighed themselves, the more weight they were shown to lose.

Is it the weight change that encourages people to more closely monitor their weight or is it the monitoring that encourages the weight change?

This is something we would be keen to investigate further now that we know that the information gathered by connected health devices can be re-purposed and meaningfully used for the purpose of research.”

The study was published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (Sperrin et al., 2016).

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Episode 1561 Scott Adams: Talking About All the Media Manipulation and the Landslide Coming in 2022

Episode 1561 Scott Adams: Talking About All the Media Manipulation and the Landslide Coming in 2022

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2 Activities Combined That Double Weight Loss

A combination of these two activities reduces blood pressure and body weight by twice as much.

Aerobic exercise and yoga together lead to double the weight loss, a study reveals.

The combination also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels by twice as much as doing aerobic exercise or yoga only.

Physical activity and diet interventions have been shown to help heart disease patients and even lower the risk of death when used alongside medical treatments.

The study examined the effect of Indian yoga when combined with aerobics in obese people with type 2 diabetes who also suffered from heart disease.

Yoga is a physical workout and mental practice, while aerobic training is a physical exercise with higher intensity which improves blood flow and cardiovascular fitness.

They divided the coronary heart disease patients into three groups;  one doing Indian yoga, another aerobic exercise, and the third doing both.

All participants had to do three sessions a week for 6 months.

During this period the research team checked the effect of each exercise on coronary risk factors.

Both yoga and aerobic exercise when practiced alone lowered patients’ weight, waist circumference, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure in equal amounts.

But all these risk factors were reduced twice more in patients who combined aerobic exercise and yoga.

In addition, their exercise capacity, diastolic and systolic functions were improved significantly.

Diastolic function refers to when the heart relaxes fast enough after each beat and systolic function is associated with the left ventricle (one of the chambers of the heart) that pumps the blood to the cells.

Dr Sonal Tanwar, presenting the study, said:

“Combined Indian yoga and aerobic exercise reduce mental, physical and vascular stress and can lead to decreased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity.”

A study on hot yoga which is a more rigorous workout than traditional yoga, has shown that it can reduce high blood pressure effectively without medication.

The study was presented at the 8th Emirates Cardiac Society Congress in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology Middle East Conference, 2017.

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Episode 1562 Scott Adams: Let’s Talk About All the Fake News and Celebrity Idiots

Episode 1562 Scott Adams: Let’s Talk About All the Fake News and Celebrity Idiots

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Episode 1563 Scott Adams: I Will Tell You Which Public Figures Are Lying to You Today. Spoiler: Most of Them

Episode 1563 Scott Adams: I Will Tell You Which Public Figures Are Lying to You Today. Spoiler: Most of Them

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Episode 1564 Scott Adams: Weasels in the News Everywhere and I’ll Show You Where They’re Hiding

Episode 1564 Scott Adams: Weasels in the News Everywhere and I’ll Show You Where They’re Hiding

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