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Workplace hygiene: Top 6 Office Germ Hotspots

How your workplace appears is how your employees, as well as other stakeholders, view your office space. This is why one should never forget to have the office cleaned.   Cleaning your workplace on a regular basis is a good sign of professionalism and care for the well-being of one’s employees. According to MaidSailors, leading Office Cleaning Service NYC provider, It is important to do this regularly so as to avoid germ and dirt build-up.   If you’re looking to have your office cleaned, then it is important that the dirtiest areas or spots are covered. Read on to find out which parts of the office are the most happening spots in town for germs everywhere. 1. Desk One’s office desk is perhaps the most frequent place one sits at when they’re working. This is why it is no surprise that the desk should be the top of the list...
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Steps to Start Working Out After You've Been Sick or Injured

  It’s always hard to step away from your regular exercise routine after you’ve encountered an injury or illness. However, you mustn’t take this a drawback, but an opportunity to rest and recover your body. Sometimes, our minds can’t take in all the information our bodies send us, so we tend to overestimate ourselves and push the limits harder than we can manage.  For this not to happen, it’s important to take things slow and have a recovery plan. Follow these steps to a full recovery, and keep in mind that it doesn’t matter how fast you get there, it’s the ride that counts, so you should try to enjoy it as much as possible. Listen to your body  No pain no gain is a motto that isn’t going to do you any good in this case. There are different types of pain, and if you have ever had an...
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Living with Kidney Disease: 5 Tips for a Good Life

The greatest concerns healthy folks deal with on a daily basis cannot compare to a basic checklist of anyone living with a chronic illness – sometimes the wrong ingredient in the food can cause severe health consequences, while disturbing your routine for a single day can result in a chaotic week ahead. It’s no different for those who live with kidney disease and need regular dialysis as well as strict dietary guidelines, medical checkups, and specific lifestyle adaptations. However, even if you’re dealing with a chronic illness of this nature, there is still so much you can do to preserve and increase your quality of life, enjoy every moment of it, and make sure you’re in good health as much as possible. To a great extent, you have ample control over your situation, and in that case, you can infuse your life with joy, excitement, and thorough planning to support...
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Breathe Freely: Importance of Decluttering Your Living Space

Clutter is one of the main reasons why some homes look unsightly. An old stack of magazines here, an empty bottle of perfume there, and before you know it, you’re settled in a messy living space. However, the moment you start being surrounded by a pile of unnecessary stuff, you’ll feel cramped and it’ll affect your way of life as well. Therefore, it’s time to turn your cluttered home into a neat and tidy place, where you’ll feel amazing. Stop producing clutter It’s always better to prevent the problem in the first place than to work on solving it. Therefore, if you wish to have a clutter-free home, stop creating clutter. Hoarding is a sneaky and horrible habit, but also it is often a sign of depression. Storing unnecessary magazine issues, old perfume bottles, or piling up on figurines will only turn your home into an unpleasant living space. So,...
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Ways You Can Reduce Light Pollution

The new comprehensive World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness has revealed that an increasing portion of our sky is being polluted by the artificial sky glow – atmospheric light scatter reflected from the electric lighting below. Apart from Milky Way being no longer visible to one-third of the population, the problem with light pollution goes much further than stargazing. Epidemiologists who have taken interest in the problem say that numerous conditions may derive from the disrupted circadian rhythms – our inner day/night clocks, while ecologists point out the adverse effects of artificial light to migratory birds and mammals. But what can we as individuals do to reduce it? Is there anyone in the room? The simplest, cheapest, and the most obvious way of fighting light pollution is to start turning lights off when no one needs them. While outdoor lighting has its time and place, illuminating dark areas like...
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Overcoming Alcohol Addiction: What Are Your Best Options?

If you're an individual who's recovering from alcohol abuse, you know that managing alcohol cravings can be a struggle. The first step in the road to recovery is admitting that you have a problem. However, confronting the situation head-on isn't always as easy as it appears to be. Excessive drinking can have a negative impact on your life in the long term. If you've lost the ability to control your alcohol intake, then you've probably developed alcoholism or alcohol dependence. There will always come a time wherein cutting back isn't enough. You need treatment options and other ways wherein you can make a change and give up alcohol entirely. Start with your doctor Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is a type of alcohol use disorder. One of the very first steps that you need to take is to consult with your doctor, acknowledge your problem and talk more about your goals....
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5 Ways to Help Your Friends and Family Get Over their Firearm Phobia

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Fears are something that every person has. Some people are afraid of spiders, others fear heights, and so on. However, there are people who are afraid of firearms, and many would say rightly so, but if they are your friends or family members who you wish to protect, you can do something to help them. Although it seems simple, it can be tough seeing someone crawl into a dark corner when you’re cleaning your unloaded gun. If you try to reassure them that everything is fine, the chances are that they won’t listen and will come with a reason for their fear. Still, it can be important to help them so they are not affected by these anxieties. The debate of gun control will always rage in the US but many people see them as essential self-defense. If you are one who holds this view, here are some suggestions that could...
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How Should Veterans Deal With Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome

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Being a veteran can be very tough, and it can leave unseen marks on anyone who goes through such experience. Many veterans suffer from symptoms of PTSD once they return from the military, and this could seriously impact their lives subsequently. If you or someone you know has been a veteran and you have constant feelings of disconnection, numbness or panic, then it’s important to know how to cope with them. You are not the only one experiencing this, as there are many other veterans who are striving to live a normal life. The following paragraphs can teach you how to deal with every symptom that tries you after such a traumatic experience. Causes Veterans often experience PTSD due to events that happened while they were in the military. Basically, it’s known as combat stress, and it happens after you are going through life-threatening events, something that is very possible...
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Me wearing my MCS carbon filter mask with friends
In 2000 I went through the horrible experience, as you no doubt have, of developing multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). It was a familiar story recounted by other 'MCSers' in which I first became sensitive to my family's deodorants and perfumes, I was just 21 at the time and still living at home. After that it was laundry detergent, fabric softener and my dad's cigarette smoke that lingered on his clothes. From that point on, over a period of around three months, I became sensitive to just about everything; all of the chemical products in the house, the gas hob / stove and central heating boiler fumes. I couldn't even escape to the outdoors as I eventually became sensitive to vehicle exhaust fumes and the scents worn by passers by. If you're reading this I have no doubt you can relate! This is not a blog about my struggles and suffering...
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Dynamic Neural Retraining System (DNRS) DVD Program
The Dynamic Neural Retraining System™ (DNRS™) is a therapy program initially aimed at sufferers of environmental and invisible illnesses such as multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and fibromyalgia, of which Founder Annie Hopper was one, but which has also been found to be helpful to those with a wide variety of conditions. The aim of the program is to "rewire" the limbic system of the brain to get to the root of illness, rather than simply chasing symptoms as medications and other interventions usually do. The basis of this approach is neuroplasticity therapy, since as stated on the System's website (retrainingthebrain.com) it has been found that "the disorganization of neural networks that occur during trauma can cause deep protective mechanisms within the limbic system of the brain to fire more rapidly and inappropriately." The result of the above is a heightened chronic stress response that may affect many systems of the brain and body,...
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Gupta Program for Health & Happiness
For a decade or more now a number of therapies variously referred to as brain retraining programs, limbic system therapy or limbic system techniques, have become very popular in the treatment of environmental illness and invisible illnesses from multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Yet often little is explained on program websites about what exactly is involved.     Thankfully, in the case of the Gupta Program (formerly known as The Amygdala Retraining Programme) a number of members here at The Environmental Illness Resource (EiR) who have been helped, or even recovered, by using Ashok Gupta's techniques have been kind enough to share point by point descriptions of the program in our forums.  The program comes in the form of a DVD series available for shipping worldwide, although Ashok also conducts seminars and personal one-on-one sessions to help patients through the program.  In our forums you will find accounts...
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Health Impact of Noise at Work

Workplace-related hearing loss is one of the most common industrial health issues. Workers can be exposed to dangerously high noise levels in environments such as construction sites, foundries or textile mills. The most publicized effect of noise at work is the loss of hearing, a medical problem observed among coppersmiths as early as 1731. Short-term exposure to excessive noise can cause temporary hearing loss, with the duration from a few seconds to a few days, while longer exposure can cause permanent hearing loss. Hearing loss that occurs over time is not always easy to identify, with workers themselves not realizing their hearing is becoming impaired. Apart from noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), work-related noise has other negative health effects.  Noise-induced hearing loss As the most common occupational disease in the developed world, NIHL accounts for about one-third of all work-related diseases, even ahead of skin and respiratory problems. It’s usually caused...
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Cannabidiol Oil for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic ailment which directly affects the brain activity. In this disorder, a person gets attacks where brain cells start working hyper-actively. When a person gets an attack of epilepsy, then it can be mentally as well as physically harmful. CBD Oil is considered one of the best oils to control the effects of epilepsy seizures. Let’s find out how CBD oil works for epilepsy and what are its benefits? CBD oil is considered as wondrous oil because of its medicinal properties. This oil contains 0.3% of THC which balances the endocannabinoid system of the body. Using CBD oil regularly stabilises the cannabinoids which reduce the time and effects of seizures. Benefits of CBD oil for Epilepsy ·         Develop Alertness ·         Increases Appetite ·         Controls mood swings and relaxes the mind ·         Promotes sound sleep ·         Improves Social Interaction   Epilepsy is a life-threatening and dangerous disease which...
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Little-Known Tips for Sleeping With Chronic Pain

Little-Known Tips for Sleeping With Chronic Pain
Good sleep is absolutely necessary for proper functioning during the day. Moreover, lack of sleep will not only make you feel tired, but moody as well. Also, this can be linked to weight gain as well. Now, if you suffer from chronic pain, it’s time to try out some little-known tips, as lack of sleep can actually worsen your chronic pain, which is not the cycle you want to be stuck in. Don’t force yourself to sleep In case you don’t feel sleepy once it’s bedtime, there’s no reason to stress over it or force yourself to sleep. If anything, doing this will only make you more anxious and aggravated, and then you definitely won’t be able to fall asleep. So, when something like this happens, simply try to engage in a soothing activity such as reading a book or something else that you find relaxing. Do this until you...
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What makes FUT a most popular hair transplant method in the United States of America?

The FUT or Follicular Unit Transplant is a hair restoration technique that has gained a tremendous the United States of America. The FUT hair restoration treatment is a one-day procedure and is known for its efficacy to promote a maximum coverage to the affected area. It involves removal of healthy hair follicles from the safe donor area in the sides or back of the head and then implanting them into a bald patch or at the recipient site on the scalp. In this article, we are compiling a complete information about the hair restoration in usa by using Follicular Unit Transplant technique. In recent times, the FUT treatments have widely gained a wide recognition due to the non-scarring in the safe donor area. In this treatment, a thin and long strip of tissue containing hair follicles in extracted from the safe donor area. The strip of skin is then sent...
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Ways to Easily Boost Your Metabolism

Metabolism is the term that is used to describe the set of chemical processes that happen in your body to keep it alive and functioning. Nevertheless, this term is often used to refer to metabolic rate, a term that describes the amount of calories you burn. Basically, the higher your metabolic rate is, the more calories you will burn. It’s worth mentioning that having a high metabolism will make you more energized and boost your mood. Because of this, it’s a good idea to do everything that you can to increase your metabolism. Thankfully, there are some great and easy ways to do this. Do Some Weight Lifting By experiencing muscle loss, your metabolism will start slowing down. This is why it’s a good idea to do weight lifting a few times each week. Keep in mind that you will start losing muscle mass each year as you get older....
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How Your Mental Health Impacts Your Overall Health

People often try to make a distinction between the mind and the body. But even though some think of them as separate entities, they actually go hand in hand. Poor physical health can increase your risk of developing mental health problems. Similarly, if you’re suffering from mental health problems, you’re more likely to experience issues with your physical health. The one thing that’s we know for sure about mental health is that it can affect anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re from a long and supportive family with a lot of money and you have a job, you can still experience issues with your mental health. Unfortunately, a lot of people choose to ignore their mental health problems. However, if you do this, your condition will only get worse. That’s why it’s important to completely understand what you’re suffering from and know what to do to get better. The Most...
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Is Cannabis Better For Chronic Pain Than Opioids?

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Chronic pain can be a condition which can be devastating for many. Many people are constantly suffering from chronic pain which is leaving them in an oppressive condition and affecting many parts of their lives. Chronic pain has the potential to impact the health of the individual along with his or her mood and create several other programs. Medications are certainly available to deal with chronic pain. However, the medications are generally not effective in relieving the pain efficiently. The problem worsens when it becomes evident that the medications prescribed are also addictive along with being toxic. America is dealing with an opioid epidemic which has claimed 28,000 lives in 2014 alone. This is perhaps one of the reasons why a large number of Americans estimated to be around 20% and suffering from chronic pain are choosing cannabis as an alternative.   Quite a few people believe that cannabis is...
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Dealing with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Helpful Guide

Traumatic experiences and events often leave a lasting impression. Nowhere is this more true than in the case of army veterans who have seen the battlefield first hand and often have difficulties coming back from those experiences. What is PTSD? Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD is a mental health disorder that some people develop after experiencing a traumatic or tragic event. The severity of the trauma experienced which caused sufferers to be emotionally unsteady is the lead cause for the disorder’s development. Most people associate the disorder with wars and violent crimes (such as rape or attempted murder) - supported by the fact that the biggest number of male sufferers are former soldiers. Historical Overview The negative effects of military combat on the mental health of individuals fighting front line are in no way news. The US Department of Veteran Affairs offers thorough history of PTSD. The medical field’s attempt...
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Why Paying for Cancer Treatment is as Painful as the Treatment Itself

Cancer strikes to anyone regardless of the age, popularity, religion, ethnicity, and culture, lifestyle, or financial situation. It’s an illness that doesn’t discriminate. Even the wealthiest ones like Steve Jobs wasn’t spared from this sickness. It only shows that cancer doesn’t care if you’re a rich or poor. And this is the odd part, what’s more than being broke and then gets diagnosed with this disease. Yes, there are health insurances available but this may not be enough to pay for your treatment. Moreover, since health insurances are usually provided at work, you may not be in the position to take long absences from work to focus on fighting your disease. Your money may not be sufficient to try hospitals who specializes in cancer treatments especially on what stricken you. Even with an insurance, it's not 100% guaranteed that it won’t drain your bank account. A cancer diagnosis carries with...
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