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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I have gained so much information about eating properly. I am still in the process of learning what is more adequate for me because there are some foods that trigger my inflammation due to RA but hopefully I will take again and get more knowledge and way food interacts with RA. Thanks for the class it is good to know there is place to go to learn about proper nutrition. Zoila Basler Southlake, TXI’ve gain so much information

2nd time in HLS. (9/8 & 1/5) Starting weight 163.5lbs Ending weight....138.1lbs....lost 25.4lbs Size 8 - 10....down to size 4 - 6 Huge improvement in the belly fat. Measurements - 9/8....Chest 41 inches/Waist 37.5 inches/Hips 43.75 inches Measurements - 2/16..Chest 37.5 inches/Waist 31.0 inches/Hips 38.75 I learned I can drink coffee black! No diet sodas! Leslie Russell Coppell, TX Huge improvement in belly fat

Back in June of 2014 – I started out horrible over weigh, out of shape and on meds for diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and acid reflux. 3 weeks into the first time I took the class, I was off acid reflux med, and reducing my diabetes medicine. By the end of the first time, I was down from 4 pills of Metformin to only 1. My blood sugar has evened out and is so much lower and about 3 weeks after the class, my blood work showed my cholesterol is great and my blood pressure is great andI’m down a total of 52.4 lbs.

Went to the dr for my 6 month checkup. She was laughing at me because I was talking all about our nutrition class and was so enthusiastic about it. Then when she checked my weight she squealed. I had lost 16 pounds since the last time she saw me. I am off my acid reflux meds now and in another 6 months she may reduce or eliminate a blood pressure med. Whoo Hoo! I know this sounds weird but I am not talking about this for a pat on the back. I amHub International CFR Participant

"A FWISD teacher shared information with us in our Sunday School classroom. We wanted to be a part of a healthy lifestyle change. We wanted to learn the 'secrets'. Our expectation was to lose weight in a healthy manner." In June 2011, Leon weighed 227.51 lbs., and Karen weighed 186.81 lbs. By November, Leon was down to 189.61 lbs., and Karen weighed in at 166.21 lbs. "HLS is a program that helps you lose weight and fat mass by consuming proper food, drinking plenty of water, eating lots of vegetables, and watching intake of fats, carbs and sugar. The programLeon & Karen Hudgeons

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