What Are The Symptoms Of Celiac Disease Infographic

Celiac disease (gluten allergy) and gluten intolerance present with many symptoms that are seemingly unrelated. Celiac disease is a serious condition that is easily treated by adopting a gluten-free diet. Gluten intolerance is a related condition that has many of the same symptoms and is treated with the same gluten-free diet. They can both be difficult to diagnose, although gluten intolerance is much more difficult.

If you have any of the following symptoms, see your healthcare provider. An easy, and more definitive way to find out if you are gluten intolerant is to discontinue eating gluten for a few weeks, then add it back in, noting the disappearance or return of symptoms.

What Are The Symptoms Of Celiac Disease Infographic

Celiac Disease Symptoms – Courtesy of Gluten Dude

Gaiam.com Brand Banner

How To Fight Depression Without The Pills Infographic

How To Fight Depression Without The Pills Infographic Source: BestCounselingDegrees.net

HOW TO FIGHT DEPRESSION (WITHOUT THE PILLS)

Exercise is better than antidepressants.

  • 1 in 10 Americans now takes antidepressant medication

But there are other ways to fight depression:

  • Regular exercise can improve mood in people with mild to moderate depression
  • Exercise can also help treat severe depression

EXERCISE VS ANTIDEPRESSANTS STUDY:

3 groups:

  • Aerobic exercise
  • Antidepressant medication
  • Aerobic Exercise + Antidepressant medication

Results:

  • After 16 weeks 65% of people in all 3 groups no longer had major depression
  • Exercise and antidepressant results were essentially the same

Follow up:

  • Exercise’s effects lasted longer than those of antidepressants.

HOW DOES EXERCISE RELIEVE DEPRESSION?

Exercise enhances the action of endorphins

  • Endorphins improve natural immunity
  • Reduce the perception of pain.
  • They may also serve to improve mood

Another theory is that exercise stimulates the neurotransmitter norepinephrine

  • This may directly improve mood

Besides lifting your mood exercise:

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Protects against heart disease and cancer
  • Boosts self esteem

WHAT EXERCISES ARE THE BEST FOR FIGHTING DEPRESSION?

Get runners high

  • When it comes to fighting depression, aerobic exercises have the edge
  • 20-30 minutes most days a week
  • (Intensity level doesn’t matter, just get moving!)
  • When you cross a threshold while running, you get “runners high”
    • A release of endorphins
    • Endorphins are the body’s natural morphine
    • Produce joy and decrease pain levels
    • Boost strength to boost your mood
  • Study of 45 stroke survivors with depression found that a 10-week strength training program helped reduced symptoms of depression
  • Benefits of strength training:
    • Mastery and control
    • Visible results
    • Focus
    • Inhale, Exhale

Yoga

  • Improves flexibility
  • Involves mindfulness (which breaks up repetitive negative thoughts)
  • Improves balance
  • Is meditative
  • Study of 65 women with depression:
    • 34 women who took a yoga class twice a week for two months showed a significant decrease in depression
    • Compared to the 31 women who were not in the class

Take a hike

  • Simply walking his numerous benefits
    • In one study, walking fast for about 35 minutes a day five times has a significant influence on mild to moderate depression symptoms
    • Just getting outside can boost mood
    • Sunshine stimulates our serotonin levels
    • Many researchers believe that an imbalance in serotonin levels may influence mood in a way that leads to depression.
  • Benefits of walking include:
    • Lowers disease risk
    • Strengthening heart
    • Gives you energy

Sources:

http://www.webmd.com/depression/features/serotonin http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/a-glut-of-antidepressants/ http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Exercise-and-Depression-report-excerpt.htm http://www.everydayhealth.com/depression-pictures/great-exercises-to-fight-depression.aspx#/slide-7 http://www.tescoliving.com/health-and-wellbeing/fitness/2013/october/top-10-health-benefits-of-walking-everyday

Gaiam.com Brand Banner

Exercise With Chronic Illness

Exercise With Chronic Illness

Do you have a chronic illness and think exercise is a waste of what little energy you have left? Or, do you try to exercise, but end up exhausted and in pain for several days afterward? Without a doubt, exercise is a difficult endeavor for those with chronic illness. However, neglecting exercise may worsen your condition, decrease your ability to function, and lead to other chronic diseases. On the other hand, trying to do too much, too soon will likely make you crash. That’s not good, either. If you want to live the best life possible, you have to find the right balance of movement and rest.

Read more on LiveKen.com

 

Gaiam.com Brand Banner

Mushroom, Onion, And Sausage Scramble Recipe

This recipe is one of my favorite meals. It’s quick, easy, and tasty any time of the day. I use a natural sausage without any additives from my local grocery store. It’s important to use the best quality meat you can afford.

Mushroom, Onion, And Sausage Scramble Recipe

Here’s a recipe card for you. Enjoy!

Mushroom, Onion, And Sausage Scramble Recipe
Mushroom, Onion, and Sausage Scramble
Mushroom, Onion, And Sausage Scramble Recipe
Serves 1
A quick and easy meal that's tasty any time of the day.
Write a review
Print
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
6 min
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
6 min
Ingredients
  1. palm-sized hunk of pork breakfast sausage
  2. 1 cup mushrooms
  3. 1 onion
  4. 1 tbsp butter
Instructions
  1. Heat butter in a skillet on medium heat.
  2. Add sausage to skillet. While the sausage is cooking, chop it with the spatula until it's crumbled. Cook until brown.
  3. Add onions and mushrooms and cook until soft.
Notes
  1. Variations: Use different meats in place of sausage, such as bacon. For a less spicy version, substitute ground beef, chicken, or turkey and use your own spice blend.
The Girl in Yoga Pants http://thegirlinyogapants.com/
Gaiam.com Brand Banner

The Deception and Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup Infographic

A raging debate we have seen enacted out in television ads and other media outlets is whether or not high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, is actually bad for us or not. While we’ve heard the opinions for either side, do we really know the facts? Here are some details that can help you to make up your mind about HFCS.

The Deception and Dangers of High Fructose Corn Syrup Infographic
Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Gaiam.com Brand Banner