Checked neck pillow from Newentor

Anyone who doesn’t have problems sleeping probably doesn’t worry too much about choosing the right pillow. As long as you don’t have any pain, sleep well and wake up refreshed, that’s absolutely right. However, many people have pain in the neck or back, which negatively affects the quality of sleep. If you are one of them, you can learn more about our recommended neck pillow in this article, which can work wonders.

Why the right pillow is important

The neck pillow feels good on the outside, has a good feel, is pleasantly soft and yet sufficiently hard. You may be wondering what difference a particular pillow can make in terms of your sleep quality. Basically, there are three different positions in which we sleep – the supine, lateral or prone position. Of course, there are all kinds of theories about how we should sleep best, but each person is individual and feels comfortable in a different position. For example, there is a theory that it is best to sleep on your back without a pillow. For some people this works very well, for others not at all. So before we try to force ourselves to fall asleep in a certain position, we should think about how we can best support our body in our chosen sleeping position. Because what counts in the end is a pleasant and restful sleep, which is not interrupted by pain.

The spine, especially the cervical spine should generally not be inclined during sleep. It needs special support. If the pillow is too hard or too soft, the cervical spine may be overstretched or bent, depending on the position. In the long term, this situation can lead to incorrect pressure on the blood vessels and nerves, causing the body to produce histamine and nitric oxide. A consequence of this can be, for example, the swelling of the nose at night. The breakdown of nitric oxide in the body can also cause a chronic deficiency of vitamin B 12, which in turn is responsible for chronic fatigue and tension. Apart from that, a wrong pillow can cause incorrect tension in the neck as well as back muscles. This can lead to chronic tension.

The composition of the pillow

The neck pillow from Newentor is built in two layers. It consists of a hard side, which is made of a solid foam. The opposite side is soft and is made of memory foam. Depending on your needs, you can choose the more comfortable side on which to sleep. No matter how you turn or twist, the pillow always maintains its position and supports the head in all directions. As soon as you take your head off the pillow, it returns to its original shape. This great feature ensures that the neck is optimally supported at all times.

The right size of the pillow

The main factor in choosing the right pillow is the size. The manufacturer recommends a certain size of the pillow depending on body weight and size. However, it is also important to know in which position you sleep most of the time. If you sleep mostly on your side, you will most likely need a higher pillow, as the distance between your shoulder and head will be greater and will need to be compensated for. On the other hand, if you sleep more on your stomach or back, you will need a flatter pillow. Some stomach sleepers even don’t need a pillow at all. You have to try this out individually.

Materials and ingredients of the pillow

With a pillow, it is very important that it remains as germ-free as possible. This means that no mites, bacteria or fungi should settle in the pillow. Unfortunately, this is often the case with a composition of natural materials, so they need to be washed and cleaned much more often. Mites can cause allergies, which negatively affect sleep, as well as health, which should not be underestimated.

For these reasons, the cushion of Newentor is made of plastic grass, certified with the Oeko-TEX seal as well as the CertiPUR seal, is free of harmful substances, plasticizers or other harmful components.

Price-performance ratio

The cushion is currently available for about 50 euros and in our opinion corresponds to a good price-performance ratio. The different sizes available make the pillow suitable for the whole family. However, we recommend it especially for people with problems in the cervical spine and neck muscles.

If you’ve been thinking about buying a new pillow and want to improve your sleep quality and health, be sure to try this neck pillow!

>> Here is the link to the pillow

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The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. The text in no way replaces the expert advice of a doctor or pharmacist and may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice if you have health questions or complaints! DiePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors accept no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.
Do not forget iodine

Almost everyone knows that iodine makes an important contribution to our health. But what do we actually need iodine for and from which sources can we obtain it in the best possible way? This and other facts, you will learn in this article.

Iodine in the diet

Es ist schwierig, Jod ausschließlich über die Nahrung zu erhalten. Especially in a plant-based diet, as we recommend, iodine is very limited in foods and therefore difficult to absorb.
Nevertheless, iodine is essential for our health and therefore it is important that we supply the body with additional iodine. The body needs iodine for various processes, for example for the function of the thyroid gland. Especially in the case of hypothyroidism, the supply of iodine is essential. In the case of hyperthyroidism, however, especially in the presence of the autoimmune disease Hashimoto, iodine may be contraindicated. This means that additional administration of iodine can accelerate the disease and thus make it worse. In the event of such a condition, be sure to consult with a physician or therapist before taking iodine. In a healthy person, iodine strengthens the immune system, and provides overall detoxification of the body. In addition, iodine supports the formation of enzymes and hormones in the body.

There is an old saying that if you are a therapist and you don’t know what to recommend, recommend iodine. Iodine is an absolute all-round remedy.

Iodine intake

As described above, it is not very easy to take in iodine through the diet. Nevertheless, it is possible. Algae in particular contain a lot of iodine, including dulse, brown or red algae, for example. Spirulina and chlorella, on the other hand, are not particularly suitable, as their iodine concentration is too low. Iodized salt is also not ideal for iodine intake, as it contains only mineral iodine, which can block iodine receptors.
Also suitable are seaweed, sea spaghetti as well as wakame, kombu, arame and kelp. Kelp is also available as a dietary supplement in the form of tablets.

These are all forms and ways to supply the body with iodine and thus bring the iodine balance up to speed. The problem with the supply via algae is that the iodine content occurs in very different concentrations. If a more precise dosage is required, a lugoll’s solution from the pharmacy is recommended. This consists of organic and mineral iodine and is mixed in an optimal ratio. The best solution is the five-percent solution, of which one drop corresponds to exactly five milligrams of iodine.

When taking lugoll’s solution, morning application is suitable. Before use, be sure to check whether you can tolerate the solution. Otherwise, the application can become dangerous if, for example, a job allergy exists. To test compatibility, place a drop of the solution on the skin or take a diluted drop. If there are no reactions, you can increase the intake to the optimal dose without hesitation. For the five percent solution, taking two to three drops daily is ideal to maintain optimal levels of iodine in the body.

The right portion of iodine

The recommended daily dose is 12.5 milligrams for adults. In case of an existing deficiency, a higher dose of up to 50 milligrams per day can also be taken over a short period of time.
This does not correspond to the optimal amount of the WHO recommendation, this is significantly lower, one could almost say too low. The WHO recommendation is 0.5 milligrams per day, which is definitely not enough.

Our experience time that you need much more iodine not to develop a deficiency. It is said that mothers who take iodine daily during pregnancy have children who are about thirty percent more intelligent than those who do not. At the same time, it is known that iodine deficiency during pregnancy can lead to so-called cretinism. These children show a developmental disorder as well as a lack of intelligence.

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The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. The text in no way replaces the expert advice of a doctor or pharmacist and may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice if you have health questions or complaints! DiePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors accept no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.
Help I can't smell or taste anything anymore 2

You can neither smell nor taste? In this article you will learn about the causes of the temporary or permanent loss of the sense of smell and taste and what you can do about it.

sense of smell and taste in general

The two senses are separate, which means that the restriction of the sense of smell does not necessarily affect the sense of taste and vice versa.

Smells are perceived by certain receptors and sensors in the nose. These are also called odor sensors. Tastes, however, are primarily produced by the taste buds on the tongue.
The perception of smell and taste takes place via certain nerves in the brain. There are twelve brain nerves in total, four of which are responsible for smelling and tasting. In particular, the first cranial nerve “nervus olfactorius” plays a decisive role in the perception of odours. The seventh brain nerve, the facial nerve, also known as the facial nerve, is responsible for the perception of taste. Furthermore, the ninth brain nerve “nervus glossopharyngeus”, which is responsible for swallowing, and the tenth brain nerve “nervus vagus” play a role.

Causes for the loss of sense of smell and/or taste

If you suffer from a loss of the sense of smell and/or taste, the following causes can be underlying:

1. problems with the receptors that absorb the odour or taste substances If you suffer from a loss of the sense of smell and/or taste, the following causes can be underlying:

2. disruption of communication between receptors and nerves – the receptors absorb the substances, but cannot pass them on to the nerves

3. disturbance of the nerves themselves, which should transport the information to the brain.

4. the information cannot be processed in the brain

There are several reasons for this:

1. Acute or chronic infection
An infection, usually with viruses or fungi, often causes a stuffy nose. This is a purely mechanical problem – hardly any air passes through the nose, so that odours cannot be absorbed. If the throat is occupied and there is a lot of coughing, the sense of taste is also affected. Here it is important to fight the infection, then the senses should return soon.

2. injury to nerves and receptors
If the olfactory nerves or the tongue have been injured, for example by inhaling hot vapors from a house fire, the sense of smell and taste can also be lost.

3. poisoning with toxins or chemicals
Anyone who frequently comes into contact with toxins or chemicals can cause lasting damage to the receptors. This usually affects painters, hairdressers and other people who work with chemicals in industry.

4. environmental toxins
Light and heavy metals, especially cadmium, are also known to impair the sense of smell. Cadmium is mainly found in the exhaust gases of our cars. Anyone who has a lot to do with cars or is active in road construction could be affected by such poisoning. Once the receptors have been damaged, the senses are usually permanently impaired. Nevertheless, detoxification in such cases is always valuable for the body.

5. Defects
Various nutrient deficiencies in the body can also impair the transport of the absorbed information to the brain. Especially zinc plays a decisive role. In case of an existing viral infection, it is therefore advisable to take zinc as a food supplement. This can also be taken in high doses over a short application period. The recommended amount is 30 milligrams three times a day. Most suitable is zinc in the form of histidine, closely followed by zinc orotate. The best possible absorption is achieved when both forms are taken in parallel. In general, zinc can be taken once a day to support the immune system.

6. poisons and toxins from viruses and fungi
Alpha-lipoic acid, which can be taken in addition to zinc, is helpful in the case of toxins. The recommended amount here is one capsule three times a day. The acid helps to flush toxins from the body and thus detoxify it.

7. chronic diseases
For example, if you have diabetes, the nerves may no longer be supplied with sufficient blood because the blood vessels are too damaged. If there is an underlying disease, it is important to treat it early and as well as possible.

8. damage to the brain
Serious cases of loss of smell or taste may occur if the brain has been damaged. This can either be acutely caused by an accident such as a fall or a blow to the head, whereby nerve communication is most likely limited for only a short time and returns. However, it is possible that a more severe neurological disorder such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease may lead to a permanent impairment of the senses.

If you have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, there is a simple test: Smell peanut butter. If you do not smell anything, this is a strong indication that the frontal brain is already beginning to deteriorate. If you take direct action, you have a chance of treating the disease and significantly slowing its progression.

Especially in the cold season, they cause us all problems – the viruses! We know that there is often a virus behind an unpleasant cold, but what actually happens in our body during this time? In this article you will learn how a virus gets into the cells, what happens there and how the virus can be stopped in the cell before you actually get sick.

There is research that recognizes that the DNA of a newborn baby is much shorter than the DNA of an adult at an age of about eighty years. The researchers found that viruses attach themselves to DNA in the course of our lives. Once a virus enters the body, two reactions can be observed: Either the virus is directly silenced or it is read and reproduced by the cell, so to speak. In this case, the virus misuses the cell to produce novel viruses. This process continues until the immune system responds and fights the virus. The virus is either “eaten” by the immune system or the body develops corresponding antibodies. This process makes you feel ill, gives you cough, rhinitis and fever and you should sleep as much as possible during this time. Once the virus has been successfully combated, it is silenced in the cell. And there lies the crucial point! If you want to get rid of the virus, this actually means that your body silences the virus intracellularly. So you will never get rid of the virus, it will never leave your body again.

We survive the mass of viruses, about ninety percent, without getting sick. These enter the body and are immediately shut down without us feeling anything. A well-functioning immune system is of course a prerequisite for this. Those who have a poor immune system become ill more often.

Our body fights the viruses in two different ways:

1. DNA methylation

This is a modification of the cell. This is caused by three different substances.
S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM) is the substance that the cell actually uses directly, but at the same time it is also the substance that hardly arrives when it is taken orally. Another substance is methylated folic acid in the form 5-MHTF. This works well, but is very expensive. To achieve an effect, a dose of one to two capsules three times a day is necessary. The third, easily accessible substance is methyl-B12 or methylcobalamin. This shows a very good effect and is relatively cheap. Recommended are the drops, which contain few additives and are of good quality, from Sunday Natural (www.sunday.de). These drops can be taken in high doses (two drops three times a day corresponds to 6000 micrograms). This dosage is suitable for a short period of time to give the body the best possible support and to fight the virus quickly.

2 Acetylierung

Acetylation can also play a role in fighting viruses. The most important support you can give your body is an adequate supply of vitamin B5. This helps the cell to envelop and subsequently immobilize the virus.

If you are chronically involved in fighting viruses or if there are many people around you fighting viruses, it is worthwhile to treat yourself with the above mentioned remedies. If straight no acute virus exists, the income of Vitamin B5 or Vitamin B12 is sufficient once daily. This arms your body in the virus time.

At all times it is important to listen to your body and feel what it needs. Although various cold remedies help to alleviate the symptoms of an existing cold, they cannot work deep inside the cells. The faster you react to the signals of your body, the faster you will get healthy again.

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The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. The text in no way replaces the expert advice of a doctor or pharmacist and may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice if you have health questions or complaints! DiePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors accept no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.
Human Desings System

Know yourself if you want to become wise – Human Design is one of the best ways to do just that.
In 1987, the physicist Alan Robert Krakower discovered the Human Design System with the help of Peter Schülber and has since developed it further. How you can use this system optimally for you, you will learn in this article.

What is Human Design?

Human Design is a kind of advanced “horoscope” that helps you to better recognize and understand your own and your fellow human beings’ behavior.

The development of the Human Design System is based on astrology, modern physics and knowledge of quantum physics and neutrinos. Neutrinos are tiny particles that can penetrate everything that exists in the world. The Chinese I Ching with its 64 hexagrams as well as the Kabbalah from numerology also influence human design. The combination of all these systems makes an unbelievable self-knowledge possible for the individual person on the basis of few data.

In general, Human Design serves to answer or explain various questions. For example, it can shed light on why we react appropriately in certain situations or why our children have very different personalities.
It helps to better understand oneself as well as one’s fellow human beings and thus to become more just to them. It is often easier to respond to others if you are familiar with their behavior.

On the website www.humandesignservices.de you can create a so-called Free Chart. All you need to do is enter your name, date and place of birth. Your personal human design pattern will be created. This figure shows nine centers, with the most important, meaningful information being listed. A distinction is made between four basic types:

1st Manifestor: The Manifestor is someone who develops ideas from within himself, makes inventions and says where things go. He is usually a visionary.
The 2nd projector: The projector is very talented in organization and planning. He always has an eye on the schedule and can manage super.
The 3rd the generator: This type concerns the mass of people. These work as long as they have energy.
The 4th manifesting generator: The manifesting generator is basically similar to the generator. However, he can implement certain ideas or orders very well and listen more to his personal intuition.

Within these four types there are certain classes. These numbers reveal how the own type is filled in.
Both authority and strategy play a role.

Authority tells you what you should listen to when you make your own decisions. There are few specific centers that are relevant to you.
Strategy, on the other hand, describes the way you interact with your environment. It becomes clear whether you are more likely to react or whether you let yourself be questioned before you do something.

All these insights can help to go through life more focused and thus achieve better results. Understanding one’s self better helps to reduce pressure and accept situations as they are.

Each of the nine centers has certain characteristics. If they are defined, they are fixed and cannot be influenced. If, on the other hand, the center is open for changes, learning, but also for possible manipulation. The open centers are usually the centers that cause us difficulties in life because they allow us to grow and learn, which is not always easy. The nine centers are as follows: Head Center, Throat Center, Self Center, Ego Center, Emotional Center, Spleen Center, Sacral Center, Root Center and Solar Plexus Center.

The Free Chart offers a first insight into the extensive topic of Human Design. Of course, all literature is available. It takes a lot of time and curiosity to fully understand Human Design. But once you have understood your self, you can grow with this knowledge.

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The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. The text in no way replaces the expert advice of a doctor or pharmacist and may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice if you have health questions or complaints! DiePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors accept no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.

Vitamin B 12 is a crucial vitamin for our health. Do you often feel tired, apathetic and exhausted? Maybe you even suffer from depressive moods? This could be due to a vitamin B 12 deficiency. What our body needs the vitamin for and how you can compensate for a deficiency, you will learn in this article.

Symptoms of vitamin B 12 deficiency

As described above, constant fatigue, listlessness and exhaustion indicate a vitamin B 12 deficiency. But also tensions of the musculature, strange sensations on the skin like tingling, inflammations in the mouth area as well as in the stomach in the form of stomach mucous membrane inflammations as well as other inflammations in the body, which run chronically, can be consequences of a Vitamin B 12 deficiency.

What is the purpose of vitamin B 12 in the body?

B 12 is a coenzyme that is enormously important for the function of various enzymes associated with protein metabolism. Among other things, vitamin B 12 is essential for the breakdown of homocysteine. It also regenerates and forms nerves, so it is important for a healthy and functioning nervous system. Vitamin B 12 continues to play a crucial role in cell division and energy production in our body. Vitamin B 12 is therefore involved in and necessary for all processes in the body. When the body is stressed by inflammation, tension or stressful phases, it consumes more vitamin B 12, among other important substances.

The vitamin B 12 level can be measured in the blood and in the urine. However, these values are imprecise, as the blood value may be fine, but there is still a deficiency in the tissue. The recommended blood levels are between 200 and 1,000 pg/ml, but in reality the patients’ needs are much higher. An adult is recommended to take a minimum dose of 3 to 5 micrograms per day, which is often insufficient in everyday life. Therefore, we recommend that you consult a therapist to find out how much your body actually needs through the intake of vitamin B 12.

How can the body absorb vitamin B 12?

Basically, we take up vitamin B 12 through our diet. The small intestine contains cells that absorb the vitamin. For absorption, however, the intrinsic factor is required, which is formed in the stomach. For example, if you suffer from a chronic intestinal disease or a gluten or lactose intolerance, your intestine is permanently irritated and inflamed. As a result, the intestinal mucosa is no longer properly receptive. Furthermore, the intrinsic factor is not or not sufficiently formed. Thus a lack of vitamin B 12 can occur.
In this context it is also interesting to note that the widespread gastric acid blockers, which are often prescribed by doctors in combination with other drugs to protect the stomach, are a disaster for the entire body system. This is because absorption reduces not only gastric acid, but also various other substances produced in the stomach. Thus the body cannot form the intrinsic factor necessary for the absorption of vitamin B 12.

The different types of vitamin B 12

Hydroxycobalamin is an inactive storage form that must first be activated to allow the vitamin to be absorbed. Adenosylcobalamin has a good affinity with the brain and other organs, but is not suitable for rapid action. Methylcobalamin, on the other hand, has a particularly rapid effect because vitamin B 12 in this form can be absorbed directly by the mucous membranes in the mouth, esophagus and stomach. The recommended daily dose is 500 micrograms. If necessary, a dosage of up to 8000 micrograms can be given for a short time in consultation with a therapist. Vitamin B 12 is generally not dangerous, as it is one of the water-soluble vitamins. If there is an excess in the body, it is simply excreted. All these forms are natural. Cyanocobalamin, a synthetic form, is the least absorbed by the body, but at the same time the most prescribed by doctors for vitamin B 12 deficiency.
In general we can highly recommend the preparations from the company “Sunday Natural”, but there are also many other manufacturers who sell good preparations.

A myth: Only vegetarians and Veganer suffer from Vitamin B 12 deficiency

Irrtum! It is again and again stressed that in meat Vitamin B 12 is contained, however also meat eaters have occasionally large lack symptoms. Moreover, the vitamin B 12 contained in the meat is only present because the farmer mixes it into the animals’ feed as a tablet. It is substituted, the animals absorb it into their metabolism. The meat eaters virtually take up the tablet via a complicated detour.

Can the body produce vitamin B 12 itself?

The answer is yes. Most people produce vitamin B 12 in the large intestine itself, but this is excreted in the stool. Absorption of the vitamin is not possible because the absorption site – the small intestine – is located in front of it. However, we usually get B 12 when we eat “dirty”. This means that if carrots, lettuce, etc. are still a little dirty, we absorb bacteria at the same time, which ensures a better absorption of vitamin B 12 from food.

With the primates it can often be observed that they eat their own stool, for example gorillas. You will also receive various important vitamins. Of course we do not recommend this to a human being.
Another exciting finding: insects have a high proportion of vitamin B 12. To cover your needs, you could theoretically eat a grasshopper 3-4 times a week. There are human cultures that do this, but this is rather unusual in Germany. Nevertheless there is some research on insects as a food source.

We recommend a vitamin B 12 intake of 1000 micrograms three times a week unless you suffer from a proven deficiency. This dose prevents the development of a deficiency.
However, if a deficiency already exists, an increased dose (up to 8000 micrograms) should be taken over a period of about ten to fourteen days. A positive effect, for example in the case of chronic fatigue, can then be seen after just a few days.


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The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. The text in no way replaces the expert advice of a doctor or pharmacist and may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice if you have health questions or complaints! DiePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors accept no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.
Intermittent fasting

Over intermittent chamfering, also as interval chamfering or 16:8 designated, is already reported for some years. Intermittent chamfered is a clearly healthier and easier alternative to extensive chamfering cures, which can be possibly even harmful for the health. How intermittent fasting works and what advantages it brings, you will learn in this article.

Intermittent fasting – what does that actually mean?

In principle applies: Who fasts gladly over a longer period and feels thereby at any time good and healthy, should do this naturally. But most humans do not fast gladly, since they must function in the everyday life and them during a chamfering time any energy is missing. For exactly these humans intermittent chamfered is an ideal possibility to profit without renouncement from the advantages of chamfered.

With intermittent chamfering food is taken up in the available 24 hours of a day only in a time window of 8 hours. The remaining 16 hours are used for fasting. The times can of course vary slightly and need not be taken too precisely. In order to keep the time windows, you can choose to do without either breakfast or dinner.

First you have to find out to which type you belong. Are you a breakfast type? Then you skip breakfast. However, if you are a dinner type, you will skip dinner. Have you, for example, always been reluctant to have breakfast? Then just leave this one out. However, if you prefer not to eat in the evening, we recommend that you stop eating in the afternoon around 3 pm and start again around 7 am. Of course, the rhythm strongly depends on your everyday life and can be individually adjusted by you.

The effects on health

You are probably asking yourself what added value fasting brings you. Quite simply said: Chamfered extends the life. It ensures that the aging process slows down, the cells can regenerate better and communicate better with each other. In addition, certain neuropeptides are increasingly released, which reduce the risk and development of cancer. If you take away the calories from the cells for a longer period of time, they usually die. However, if the diseased cells are permanently supplied with calories and glucose through constant food intake, they can continue to survive. It also reduces the insulin rose factor, which is also responsible for the development of cancer. Insulin is lowered during the time you are not eating. This also has a positive effect on the aging process. By reducing the calorie intake, you can control chronic inflammation relatively easily. Through intermittent fasting the mitochondria, which are small energy power plants in our cells, are increased. This gives you more energy and performance. Your body can also make better use of the available energy. Over time, the insulin receptors react much more finely, so that adult-onset diabetes no longer plays a role in regular fasting.

Another positive effect of interval fasting is weight loss. By fasting the body falls back on excess body fat. In particular, the visceral fat located between the organs is burned. After a few hours after the last meal, the body needs glucose to run its metabolism. If this is not supplied as usual via food, the body gets the energy from the fat cells. This works best if the accustomed daily routine is maintained during the fasting period. With intermittent fasting it is possible to reduce your weight without changing your diet. You just have to stick to the times. Of course, a healthy, balanced diet contributes to an even better feeling of well-being and results. We recommend a vegan and preferably gluten-, but at least wheat-free diet.

Drinks during the fasting phase

Regular and sufficient drinking is very important especially in the fasting phase. While you should abstain from any solid food during the fasting phase to allow your digestive system to rest, cleanse and regenerate, you have several options for getting enough fluids.

The following drinks are possible:

– Water
– Water with lemon (additionally supports fat burning)
– Herbal Tea
– Fruit Tea
– Spice tea with good spices like ginger, cinnamon, pepper or cardamom
– Coffee
– green tea

As far as caffeinated drinks are concerned, you should take care not to consume them before bedtime.
Fruit juices and smoothies are not allowed, as these would interrupt the fasting phase and thus the positive effects. For this very reason, it is especially important during the 8-hour phase that you take in enough nutrients. Healthy fatty acids and carbohydrates are also important. The more nutrients you take in, the easier the fasting phase is for you, as the body develops less hunger.

As you can see, intermittent fasting is an easy way to integrate into everyday life and to support your health in a sustainable way. If you should take a day off during your fasting period, this is also no problem.

Have fun while fasting!

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📕Even without Weight Loss in Men with Prediabetes. Cell Metabolism, May 2018.

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Sugar tastes sweet and most people love it, but it still carries some risks for our health. Regular hunger for sweets has several causes. On the one hand, it is possible that too few starchy carbohydrates are consumed, and on the other, constant consumption of sugary foods can lead to ravenous appetite. In this article you will find out what happens in the body and what alternatives there are to conventional sugar.
The glucose supply in the body

The glucose supply to the muscles and brain plays a major role in health. Especially for working people, pupils or students, the brain is under great strain in everyday life. The desire for sweets quickly arises, as the brain needs glucose to work properly. This craving can be due to a lack of starchy carbohydrates. A balanced diet with enough starchy carbohydrates ensures that the body has a sufficient supply of glucose. For example, oatmeal or buckwheat flakes for breakfast and a good portion of potatoes, corn, rice or millet for lunch and dinner. Starch consists of glucose molecules, which are essential for an adequate supply.

Another reason for sweet appetite can be a fungal or parasite infection in the intestine. As these people like to feed on sugar, they often direct their appetite towards sweets.

In addition, too much stress and other emotional burdens can trigger a sweet tooth. Through sugar we try to calm ourselves down. Certain systems in the body are triggered, followed by a surge of tryptophane in the brain, which in turn ensures the release of serotonin. As a result we are relaxed and feel good.

The negative properties of sugar

By consuming sugar, the insulin in the body is constantly being chased upwards. When there is a lot of insulin in the bloodstream and sugar is consumed, the blood sugar level rises. If this happens permanently, it is called diabetes. The body works against this process by releasing insulin again, which transports sugar into the cells. In principle, this sugar should also be transported there. However, the system no longer works if sugary foods are consumed regularly. If insulin levels rise too high, more sugar is brought into the cells than was actually consumed. The blood sugar level drops and leads again to a feeling of hunger. This leads to a changing cycle of too much and too little sugar. The consequences are fatigue and exhaustion because the energy balance has become unbalanced.

Alternatives to sugar

There are some good alternatives to conventional sugar. Contrary to popular belief, alternatives such as agave syrup, maple syrup, brown sugar and cane sugar are not healthy, but are also bad for the body. For example, agave syrup consists of 100% fructose. Honey is fine, as it consists of half glucose and half fructose. However, the bees suffer from it, because they are bred for honey. Actually honey serves only the bees themselves and should not be consumed by humans. other good alternatives, which do not affect the insulin household, are xylitol and erythritol. Both are suitable for sweetening food and drinks of any kind. Xylitol is also very good for oral hygiene. Just put some xylitol in your mouth after brushing your teeth, this ensures a good oral flora. But be careful, because excessive consumption of xylitol can lead to diarrhoea.
The best and healthiest alternative to sugar is date sugar. It offers many nutrients such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. The date is completely processed during production. It is first dried and then ground to produce a powder – the date sugar. This can be purchased in organic food stores, health food shops and on the Internet. There is also a date syrup, but it is not as healthy as date sugar.
Date sugar can be used for baking and cooking. It can be used to sweeten smoothies, muesli and rice pudding.

With the healthy sugar alternatives you are doing yourself a favour, as your muscle and fat balance is improved. If sugar cannot be avoided, you should combine it with a meal. So the piece of chocolate after lunch is no problem. But you should avoid sweets in between as much as possible.

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The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. Under no circumstances does the text replace the professional advice of a doctor or pharmacist and it may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of a treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice in case of health questions or complaints! ThePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors assume no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is currently on everyone’s lips. Worldwide everything revolves around this novel virus and its dangers. In the following article we have summarized the scientific aspects of an infection with the virus as well as possibilities and means to contain the virus. Please note that a visit to a doctor may still be necessary in the event of a possible infection, in order to be able to control severe courses and further spread at an early stage.

First, it is important to know that the coronavirus is not new. It’s been around for a long time. It is comparable to a respiratory infection as we all know it. The family doctor classically treats such an infection with vitamin C, chamomile tea and rest at home. Usually there is no antibiotic treatment. An infection with coronaviruses has a similar course. As a rule, the affected person is fit again after about five to seven days and before that only shows slight symptoms such as cough and sore throat. COVID-19 is therefore not a new development.

Nevertheless, as is the case with other viruses, severe courses can occur, which in the worst case can lead to death. These courses are also known with the flu, also called “influenza”.

What happens in the body when you are infected with the coronavirus?

When the coronavirus spreads in the body, various processes take place in the body. So-called furines, i.e. certain proteins on the cell wall, are decisive for whether a protein or a virus is activated in the body. As soon as the virus reaches the cell, this amino acid is taken away so that the virus can develop. In this way the coronavirus is activated in the cells.

If the course of a disease suddenly becomes very severe in the form of pneumonia, too many furines are active at this time. In order to then deactivate the furine, the intake of Andrographis is suitable. This is a herb which is available as a tincture. This stops the work of the furine and can be effective in severe cases. However, this product is not recommended as a prophylaxis for healthy people or for mild courses of disease.

Once the lungs are infected, large cytokine strains develop. These stresses are referred to in their entirety as inflammasome. The coronavirus causes the so-called NLRP3 inflammasome, which is responsible for the severe courses. This can be stopped very well with vitamin C as infusion or liposomal intake. It is also possible to use melatonin for treatment. Unfortunately, the drug is not available in Europe, but is allowed in countries outside the EU. There are numerous, partly very recent scientific studies on this treatment, which prove the effectiveness of vitamin C and melatonin against the NLRP3 inflammasome.

Another decisive factor in an infection is the viroporin function. The viruses try to reproduce within the cell to produce many baby viruses. The cell generally ensures that the viruses remain in it. However, the viroporins enable the viruses to make holes in the cell wall through which the reproduced viruses can get out and infect other cells. Once the holes in the cell walls have formed, too much calcium flows into the cells. This initiates a mechanism that produces peroxynitrite in the cell. This is highly toxic to the cell and destroys it. If this process is repeated too often, it can lead to severe cellular diseases such as ALS. Furthermore, this process in turn activates the NLRP3 inflammasome.

High frequencies such as WLAN, radio and mobile phone networks can also disrupt the mechanism of the cell and thus allow more calcium to flow into the cell. In this context, it is also possible to understand why the coronavirus is worse in those parts of the world where the 5G network has already been activated. Try to stay away from the frequencies if you are infected.

What helps with an infection with the coronavirus?

At first, a very simple thing can help you get better: Buzz! The buzzing produces nitrogen in the body, which stops the NLRP3 inflammasome. So if you notice the infection, you should hum as often as possible to prevent a serious course.

The following means are also helpful:

– Cat’s claw as tincture (strengthens the immune system)
– Cat’s claw as tincture (strengthens the immune system)
– Andographis
– Marigold
– Rosmarin
– helmet herb
– Licorice as tincture or pure
– Vitamin C
– Propolis has a good effect on inflammation of the throat. During the first five days of infection, the virus is mainly active in the mouth and throat area.
– The liquid HOCl, i.e. hypochlorous acid, is suitable for cleaning surfaces, but also the hands, face and even the oral cavity. The acid is also produced by the body itself, so it is not harmful. It does not burn and ensures that the virus disappears.

The conventional medical variant would be a treatment with the plant Artemisia Annua, which helps against many germs, for example also against malaria. It is the basic substance for chloroquine, which helps to keep disease courses harmless and eliminate the virus.

What should be avoided in case of an infection?

The intake of ACE inhibitors and selenium should be avoided at all costs if the affected person is infected with COVID-19.

On the lung wall are the so-called ACE-2 receptors, to which ACE docks. Through this process the blood pressure is regulated. ACE inhibitors are generally used for the regulation of blood pressure. The virus uses this to enter the cells and massively infect the lungs. The more receptors are already occupied by ACE, the less the virus can enter the lungs. However, if an inhibitor is taken, it is ensured that ACE is only minimally present. This means that many receptors are free and the lungs can be exposed to the virus all the more. The same process takes place when taking selenium, which has the natural function to inhibit ACE.

A large part of the above mentioned remedies are available online at Biopure.eu. There is also a new mixture called “NoCoV” available, which contains some of the above mentioned agents. For the tinctures, it is recommended to take 10-15 drops three times a day (half for children). These remedies help well to prevent corona or treat infections that have already developed.

Overall you should not worry too much about Corona. In most cases an infection is harmless. Especially pregnant women may be cautious in this situation, but they have an even lower risk of falling ill. Pregnant women produce more melatonin, which prevents the coronavirus from docking.

Studies, literature, sources:

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The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. The text in no way replaces the expert advice of a doctor or pharmacist and may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice if you have health questions or complaints! DiePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors accept no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.
Cold is healthy Biohacking

Biohacking is a way to optimize yourself and your body in a natural way. With which method you can optimize your body in its function, so that it becomes more durable, healthier and naturally stable, you will learn in this article.

Exposed to the cold

When you expose yourself to cold, very amazing processes happen in your body. There are many different ways to be exposed to the cold. It starts with drinking cold water and goes all the way to taking a cold shower or even a bath.

If you are exposed to the cold stimulus, the enzyme mTOR is regulated. The enzyme has a very important control function in our organism. If too much of the enzyme mTOR is present, it can cause cancer development in the body. In addition, the degeneration of the body proceeds faster. However, if too little of the enzyme is present, the lack of mTOR stimulates autophagy. This process also takes place during a fasting cure. If your body is regularly exposed to cold, the tendency to develop cancer induced by the mTOR enzyme can be reduced over a long period of time. This type of biohacking therefore has the effect that the longevity of the body develops in a positive way. In addition, the fat tissue in the body is attacked in different ways by the cold stimulus. On the one hand, a great many enzymes in the body are stimulated, which have a fat-burning effect, and on the other hand the white fat, also called storage fat, is converted to brown fat. This fat produces heat and thus consumes more energy. This way of fighting fat is very effective and works in this context similar to regular exercise.

The cardiovascular system also benefits from the cold stimulus. With regular use, an improvement of cardiovascular complaints of up to twenty percent is achieved. This form of biohacking also has a very positive effect on the immune system. Finally, a change in the hormone balance can be observed: The hormones are stimulated and increased in the areas of adrenal function, thyroid function, sexual performance and fertility.

Possibilities of exposure to the cold stimulus

The following possibilities offer, in this order, healthy opportunities to slowly approach this type of biohacking:

1. drink cold water with ice cubes

If a so-called “ice headache” occurs, one can conclude that there are too many omega-6 fatty acids and too few omega-3 fatty acids in the body. Omega-6 fatty acids have an inflammatory effect, whereas omega-3 fatty acids have an anti-inflammatory effect. It is therefore necessary to redress this imbalance. To this end, omega-6 sources, especially animal foods and nuts and seeds, should be reduced. The omega-3 supply should also be increased. It is suitable to consume about two tablespoons of chia seed or ground linseed daily, for example in muesli or a smoothie.

2. bathing your face in ice-cold water

The face should be repeatedly immersed either in the washbasin or another suitable container. The skin should remain naturally pink.

3. cold showers

First of all, of course, you can take a hot shower as usual and then a cold shower. You should stay in the cold shower for as long as you can stand it. You start shaking, you set the process in motion. When trembling, the body burns many calories, roughly comparable to when doing sports.

4. cold bath

Once you are used to cold showers, the next step is to take a cold bath. Additional ice cubes can be added to the cold water. When you sit down in the bathtub, your breathing will probably be a little
flatter, but the body gets used to the cool temperature relatively quickly and gradually calms down again. Again, it is important to stay in the tub until you start to tremble. Please make sure that the water temperature never falls below ten degrees, otherwise blood vessels could be damaged.

5. outdoor ice swimming

If there is a lake, river or other body of water near you, they are just as suitable for ice-bathing in the cold seasons and may require a bit more courage.

6. thin clothes

A last and very simple way to expose yourself to the cold stimulus is to wear “too thin” clothing. For example, in winter you can go outside in a T-shirt or wear a thinner jacket. If you start to tremble, this would be the time to wrap yourself up warm again.

A great method that costs some effort, but is still very effective for human health. Once you start, you never want to stop. The effect of the freshness you feel in your body after the cold stimulus gives you a great and invigorating feeling, especially in the morning.

Studies and sources:

  • Cold-Inducible SIRT6 Regulates Thermogenesis of Brown and Beige Fat., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28723567
  • Brown Fat AKT2 Is a Cold-Induced Kinase that Stimulates ChREBP-Mediated De Novo Lipogenesis to Optimize Fuel Storage and Thermogenesis., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29153407
  • Control of brown and beige fat development., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27552974 Cold-Activated
  • Brown Adipose Tissue is Associated with Less Cardiometabolic Dysfunction in Young Adults with Obesity., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32170839
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor-21, Leptin, and Adiponectin Responses to Acute Cold-Induced Brown Adipose Tissue Activation., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31912874
  • Adiponectin receptor PAQR-2 signaling senses low temperature to promote C. elegans longevity by regulating autophagy., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31197136
  • Cordycepin promotes browning of white adipose tissue through an AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-dependent pathway., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30766785
  • Sarcolipin is a newly identified regulator of muscle-based thermogenesis in mammals., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22961106
  • Association of Melatonin Production with Seasonal Changes, Low Temperature, and Immuno-Responses in Hamsters, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6017911/
  • mTORC1 is Required for Brown Adipose Tissue Recruitment and Metabolic Adaptation to Cold, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5120333/
  • The effects of cold water immersion and active recovery on inflammation and cell stress responses in human skeletal muscle after resistance exercise., https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27704555
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The contents offered here serve exclusively for neutral information and general further education. They do not constitute a recommendation or advertisement of the diagnostic methods, treatments or drugs described or mentioned. The text makes no claim to completeness, nor can the topicality, accuracy and balance of the information provided be guaranteed. The text in no way replaces the expert advice of a doctor or pharmacist and may not be used as a basis for independent diagnosis and the beginning, modification or termination of treatment of diseases. Always consult a doctor of your choice if you have health questions or complaints! DiePraxisFamily Lld. and the authors accept no liability for inconvenience or damage resulting from the use of the information presented here.