You may think:
"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger", right?
And: "If the health effects would be so bad, surely everyone would complain or do something?"
Not so fast...
In fact, air pollution's effects are so bad that millions of people die because of being exposed.
You may assume... "millions of people die every century"
"or ever decade?"
Yes, that's right.
Every single year...
But even in the developed world the effects are frightening.
More bad news?
These circumstances are not about to change. Air pollution levels are projected to only half in 2030 (if you're lucky).
So what's the solution?
This guide is thus ...
Let me introduce you to a very vicious killer on this planet: particulate matter. If you've never heard about particulate matter you should - let me tell you why.
In 2016, just over 100,000 people died because of armed conflicts.
Mortality because of particulate matter?
So let's consider the particulate matter health effects. Those statistics should tell you why particulate matter is not a side-issue.
If the numbers displayed above make you pissed, that's great...
I got the exact same response.
Contrary to what you've been told, it's not drinking alcohol that's killing you sooner, or not moving enough. Of course, drinking lots of alcohol and sitting on the couch all day does contribute to poor health, but particulate matter just as big if not a bigger problem.
Yes, I know you won't...
Let me guess.
You might be thinking:
"Self-esteem, isn't that something you're born with?"
Yes and no.
You probably know of some people who have it all: they give a mind-blowing presentation on the fly, derive pleasure from the fact that difficult questions come up afterward, and then ask a co-worker out for dinner in front of the whole group.
I'm exaggerating a bit.
But still: you know people who have very high self-esteem right? And you know some people with low(er) self-esteem as well...
In fact, having very low self-esteem can be devastating for your life.
Think about all the opportunities you've missed because you hesitated, think about all the times you've sabotaged yourself because you thought you were "not good enough", and think about how often you're plagued about thinking back of these moments.
I'm not preaching gloom and doom though.
My message is positive.
"Don't put too much salt on those eggs honey"
"Grandpa's heart is damaged because he used salt every day. Eating salt will also destroy your kidneys".
O.K., I'll stop mommy...
Sorry for the theatrics.
Fortunately, that conversation never happened.
My point is, however, that the conversation might have happened. Lots of people assume they should not add to their food. You might be too...
You must be thinking:
"Tough choice. I either choose to eat bland food that tastes like crap, or I'm eating mouth-watering salted food that destroys my health."
Not so quick...
Almost everyone is aware that there's a debate around salt. That debate focuses on whether you should add salt to your food and how much.
The salt debate has become more "violent" in the last decade.
So what's my take?
I'll tell you right now:
In this blog post I'll give you...
I know what you're probably thinking: mindfulness meditation?
You may assume:
"Mindfulness, that's just not for me."
"I cannot silence my mind".
Or you're assuming that mindfulness "is something spiritual people do"
Don't get me wrong.
You may learn to silence your mind with lots of meditation practice. And for some people, mindfulness is a spiritual practice.
Of course, you can be spiritual but you don't have to be.
Even as a beginner mindfulness meditation can have immense pay off.
Mindfulness is like learning to ride your bike.
You might fail at first - and that's O.K.
And you'll learn eventually - which is the entire point of practice. And yes, learning to ride your bike may even be strange and scary at first...
Until you see how biking works, and then you're all pumped up. Finally you realize that everybody can do it......
Zinc is another mineral, just like magnesium. I've written an extensive blog post on magnesium before.
"Why should I worry about that complicated stuff, such as a mineral as zinc?"
I'll tell you why:
Fixing that mistake deficiency can have huge benefits for your health (I'll tell you soon.)
Having mineral deficiencies is like having a problem with the software in your computer.
If you don't know how to fix that software problem, you'll spend hours upon hours fixing stuff.
And yet, an expert can simply tell give you a quick fix, even over the phone.
I'm like that for zinc - a "technician" who can give you easy-to-follow steps. Why? Well, treating (possible) mineral problems is the same as a software problem.
You just need to know the right steps.
So I'll tell you ...
You know about noise (pollution) right?
If not, you would probably not be reading here...
Screaming neighbors. Fighting cats. Traffic. Overflying airplanes.
Or maybe there's just a specific sound that's really irritating for you. Maybe you don't like listening to Britney Spears - even at a low volume. Or perhaps you hate listening to Mozart or the Beatles.
Everyone hates certain sounds.
I'll tell all about you my "favorite" noise sources later on in this blog post.
And I'm also (too) acquainted what's happening with most noise pollution problems. The more you focus on the noise, the more irritating it gets.
I completely understand.
So what's the solution?
The first step in understanding any problem is being aware that there's something wrong in the first place.
With noise, most people assume that it's simply an annoying side issue--not a problem. And yet, noise is a...
Some things sound to good to be true.
Red light therapy might be one of them.
Let me explain:
Some things are too good to be true, and yet, they're still real:
I've been told that getting your first child is too good to be true (I'm no expert there)
Finding the love of your life is the same. Graduating? Finding your dream job? Finally retiring with enough money?
All those instances are too good to be true and they still happen.
Then there's the change in people lives when they find out the effects (sun)light have on their health.
So let me tell you about red light therapy:
Just as the sun at sunset you see in the picture above, the following red light therapy LED panels also emit both ...
You probably know stress...
Maybe you're still thinking about:
We all know stress in one form or another.
You do too.
There's lots of advice on stress out there.
You might have tried to follow some of that advice before:
And so forth...
And you know what?
That's just bad advice.
You cannot just stop being stressed.
If I just tell you to study harder you'll probably keep making the same mistakes over and over again.
Stress is the same. If I tell you to relax, you might succeed for 20...
Do you want to know something amazing?
What if I told you there's a simple mineral that can:
And what if you could gain these benefits for pennies a day? That proposal is a no-brainer right?
The mineral I'm talking about is magnesium.
Even though magnesium is inexpensive, 60% of people are magnesium deficient in modern society. The problem doesn't even stop there: many more people - an estimated 90% - don't have optimal magnesium levels.
That means almost everyone can benefit from consuming more magnesium.
But why did that problem arise in the first place?
There are several reasons why people in modern societies are deficient in magnesium:
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