Cigarette Smoking Is Harmful To Your Health

From the side of the world where I call my sweet home, all cigarette packets have these words in bold “Cigarette smoking is harmful to your health”.

But what I have never understood is why some one with a sane mind wants to continue harming their health.

Although if there were not smokers, the economy of the country would be affected greatly, health issues must be personally crucial.

One thing that hurts greatly is the fact that those who smoke nowadays are young women and men should be healthy mothers and fathers of tomorrow.

What is more, many of the people who smoke are also alcohol abusers a thing that adds up to their health risks.

Why do people smoke?

If you asked different smokers why they do it yet the producing company warn of the dangers involved, they will give you many reasons.

However those I happened to ask gave some of these reasons:

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Eric who is a teenager said that if he does not smoke, then his peers would not consider him a male stallion with vitality and class. He gave the same reasons for extravagant clubbing and drinking. As he put it, smoking and drinking is part of having fun with friends as young as you.

When I heard Sammy, a family man coughing like a tuberculosis patient I requested to know why he continued smoking. He said that cigarette smoking takes you to another world with no piles of unpaid bills, without loneliness or frequent fights with your wife. For him, a puff is like being in a tranquil spirit that does not bother about the hardships of this modern life.

Shirley is a lady who said that smoking and drinking is just but a means of experiencing life from both sides. In other words if her male counterpart can do something, then she can do it better. Moreover, she confirms that a woman who smokes appears tough and untouchable from the outside and it is hard for her to be taken advantage of.

So I concluded that smoking is rampant because someone wants to have fun, show off, and fit in among the peers, escape real world problems among much other stuff.

A smoking addiction means a person has formed an irrepressible dependence on cigarettes to the point where stopping smoking would cause severe emotional, mental, or physical reactions.

Harms of cigarette smoking

As the producer says, cigarette smoking could damage most of your internal organs, cause cancer and death. Read what can happen to your beautiful and healthy:

Eyes

Chemicals in tobacco cause harm to the macula -the most sensitive part of the retina, the back of the eye. Minute blood vessels can rupture through the macula, leading to permanent harm.

Reliable recent research states that there is a strong association between smoking and a number of common eye diseases, including age- related macular deterioration, glaucoma and cataract.

Smoking causes morphological and functional changes to the lens and retina due to its atherosclerotic and thrombosis effects on the ocular capillaries.

Also, it improves the creation of free radicals and reduces the levels of antioxidants in the blood circulation, aqueous humor and ocular tissue. Eventually, constant smoking may continue more harm and front a permanent blindness.

Mouth and esophagus

Smoking is a risk factor for all cancers associated with the larynx, oral cavity and esophagus. Serious cases, makes it difficult for one to swallow solid food because these parts kind of shrinks.

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Gluten Free Diet Used To Help Type 1 & 2 Diabetics

Diabetics’ type 1 and type 2, who are living a gluten free lifestyle are seeing a significant difference in their diabetes and how they approach the overall care of diabetes.

A protein fraction of gluten (Triticum aestivum) found in wheat is linked to islet damage in diabetics. Gluten is an ingredient that is found in flour and other grains, giving food its elasticity and texture. Gluten is found in large majority of grains making it very hard on those with Gluten Intolerance (GI) and their families.

People with type 1 diabetes seem to be the most affected by wheat glutens however diabetic’s with type 2 diabetes show remarkable changes in their blood sugar levels when they also completely switch over to a gluten free diet.

Changing over to a gluten free home requires getting rid of just about 95+% of all food items in your home. The list is long of the foods that contain gluten and then the need to replace these foods with gluten free foods can be a challenge. Gluten free foods are now found at local grocery and health food stores but it is still necessary to do a large portion of the cooking in our own homes.

Finding gluten free foods and recipes that my whole family would eat three meals a day was a challenge until I read about a former executive chef and owner of a 100% gluten-free, sugar-free, low-glycemic, organic, allergy-friendly restaurant, who compiled all her recipes into a delicious gluten-free cookbook. My family of course was won over by the desserts! This cookbook has made the transition to a gluten free lifestyle so much easier.

For more information about this 100% gluten-free, sugar-free, low-glycemic, organic, allergy-friendly cookbook just go to Diabetic Health Today.

The Only Proven Process For Depression

If you look up “proven process for depression” on any search engine (be sure to include the quotes as this will eliminate the pharmaceutical sites) you will find the only proven process for depression from a Life Coach just as you would have ten years ago. The majority of people who suffer from this debilitating disorder have been so programmed with the use of medication for depression that a process that actually fixes the problem at the source has been all but ignored since its introduction into psychiatric care in 1990.

Depression is the primary symptom for virtually all behavior disorders. Go to a psychiatrist or psychologist with symptoms of depression and you have just signed up for a prescription for an anti depression medication, many of which are linked to suicide. This is probably the most profound example of attacking the body to try and change the mind. This is not to say that a prescription to an antidepressant should never be done. It just does not make any sense as a first step when there is a proven process for depression.

In May 2007, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended a new warning label for all antidepressant medications. The current “black box” label includes a warning about the increased risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents. The FDA wants to expand this warning to include young adults from ages 18 to 24. Children and young adults should also be monitored for the emergence of agitation, irritability, and unusual changes in behavior, as these symptoms can indicate the depression is getting worse. The risk of suicide is particularly great during the first one to two months of treatment. Does medication make any sense with this type of warning especially when there is a proven process for depression that gets to the very root of the problem?

Everyone can agree that your health and well-being is dependent on your doctor’s expertise, so it’s important to choose the physician, psychologist or psychiatrist who is best qualified. What does the best qualified mean in regard to your mental health? In terms of the only proven process for depression it means beginning with an answer to the most fundamental question about the state of depression or any emotional state and that is: “What brings about an emotional state and or behavior?” If your physician, psychologist or psychiatrist cannot answer this question how qualified are they? The answer is simple. If they cannot answer this question they are guessing, this is why medication for depression is so widely prescribed. The reality is there is not a physician, psychologist or psychiatrist who can answer this question because none of these groups asks the question. You simply cannot fix it if you do not know how it works and you do not know how it works if you cannot answer the question.

There is complacency if not outright resistance within the community of psychology toward this clinically proven process. The first study of this process in 1992 has had virtually no impact on how depression was treated then or now. The medical and mental health communities have all but ignored it and continue with dispersing medication with a seemingly high tolerance if not acceptance toward people who commit suicide while depressed or while on depression medication.

The most disturbing suicide statistics of late are the average of eighteen military personnel who are committing suicide every day as reported by NBC on December 13, 2007. NBC also reported that 20% of active duty soldiers are reporting serious mental health problems including depression and post traumatic stress. All the while the medical and mental health communities are content with not even posing the question that will lead to a resolution to this problem and that is: “What brings about an emotional state or what determines human behavior?”

Question 15 of the clinical study was: Do you have thoughts that life is not worth living and you would be better off dead? There was a 95.7 percent improvement in regard to this question and no one was prescreened for depression before the study.

The hope here is that people who have a friend, relative, child or know someone in the military who can be helped by the only proven process for depression will now take action on their own.