Joy: Medicine to the Body

Joy: Medicine to the Body

Joy can show up in a few different ways such as tears of joy, euphoria, a sense of contentment, ect. On a scientific level, joy is in our neurotransmitters or brain messengers throughout the body using nerves and cells. Neurotransmitters control everything in the body...

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Joy: Medicine to the Body

Joy to the Body

Joy starts in the brain in the frontal lobe or the control panel of the brain that monitors the emotional state of the body. When we feel joy our body releases 2 neurotransmitters: dopamine and serotonin. These are chemicals that are heavily associated with happiness....

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Joy: Medicine to the Body

Wonder Pee

Holding your pee will not cause a ruptured bladder or a bladder infection. Although if it is held for too long, your body will take over and release the contents even when you don’t want it too. Pregnancy and childbirth can loosen the muscles around the bladder that...

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Joy: Medicine to the Body

The Wonders of Pee

Did you know that most bladders hold anywhere from 50 - 500 milliliters of liquid. That is a little less then one and a half cans of soda. We get signals from receptors in the strengthening of the bladder telling our body that it needs release when it is about half...

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Joy: Medicine to the Body

A Few More Headache Tips to Try

1. Strong odors or perfumes can be a trigger for migraines or tension headaches. Staying away from overpowering smells that cause this reaction can work as a preventative measure. 2. Herbs such as feverfew and butterbur work as anti-inflammatories. 3. Avoid nitrates...

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Joy: Medicine to the Body

Remedy the Headaches Away

The number one thing you can to do to prevent headaches is drink plenty of water regularly throughout the day. Dehydration is the leading cause of headaches, but keeping hydrated will prevent anything like that from happening over time in the long run. Magnesium works...

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Joy: Medicine to the Body

Migraine Remedies

Putting a cold pack on your neck, sides of your head, and around the temples can help alleviate migraine pain. This is because the cold helps reduce inflammation and constricts the blood flow through that area. CoQ10 works by turning food into energy as well as being...

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Joy: Medicine to the Body

Tips for Treating Nausea

Eating and drinking slowly in small amounts: Allowing you to relax during meals and enjoy food. Also avoid eating liquids and solids at the same time. Have a bottle of water 30 minutes before a meal. Do not lie flat after eating: Don’t lay done for 30 minutes after...

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Joy: Medicine to the Body

Foods for Nausea Part 2

1. Soft foods like bananas provide the body with nutrients it needs to replace. Bananas have potassium, which can be depleted when vomiting or having diarrhea. Eating other soft foods such as avocados, porridge, mashed potatoes (cauliflower mash), and peanut butter...

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Joy: Medicine to the Body

Foods for Nausea

1. Ginger has had mixed results in studies but has shown to help nausea from motion sickness, surgery, chemotherapy, and pregnancy. It is safe to use while pregnant. However, there are some cases were it could make it worse. 2. Water helps keep you hydrated while...

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