Sleep experts have revealed how 'detoxing' your bedroom will improve the quality of your slumber - as well as your overall health. Simple things you can do to detoxify this space include making sure you aren't sleeping on a bed that is more than seven years old and keeping electronics outside. Other actions that will improve well being are creating the right conditions with lighting and improving air quality and circulation by removing toxins. One simple thing you can do to detox your bedroom is to use an air purifier or add a range of house plants like peace lilies or rubber plants 1. Be prepared to replace an old mattress While a mattress can be a hefty investment, it isn't something designed to be used for more than 10 years. Problems associated with an old mattress past its best-by include waking up with aches and pains or dust allergy symptoms such as sneezing and itchy eyes. 'The Better Sleep Council recommends that you replace your mattress every seven to ten years,' … [Read more...] about Get rid of your old mattress and buy a salt lamp to boost sleep hormones: How to detox your bedroom to improve your health NOW
Shifting your paradigm for optimum health and longevity pdf
In recent years prominent pundits including Steven Pinker, Jordan Peterson and Bill Gates have invoked the progress in global life expectancies to defend capitalism against a growing tide of critics. Certainly there’s a lot to celebrate on this front. After all, average human life expectancy has improved a great deal. “Intellectuals are apt to do a spit take when they read a defense of capitalism,” Pinker writes in his recent book, Enlightenment Now. But it’s “obvious,” he claims, that “GDP per capita correlates with longevity, health, and nutrition.” It’s a familiar story. The prevailing narrative is that capitalism was a progressive force that put an end to serfdom and set off a dramatic rise in living standards. But this fairytale doesn’t hold up against the evidence. Serfdom was a brutal system that generated extraordinary human misery, yes. But it wasn’t capitalism that put an end to it. As the historian Silvia … [Read more...] about It’s not thanks to capitalism that we’re living longer, but progressive politics
Genetic testing company 23andMe is launching its personal genome service in the UK after it was banned in the US. The service allows people to send their saliva in a testing kit to have their DNA screened for genes associated with certain inherited conditions, such as cystic fibrosis or sickle cell anaemia, and other genetic markers relating to parts of their lives and ancestry. “We can take complicated genetic information and distill it in language that people can actually understand,” the 23andMe chief executive Anne Wojcicki said. “The genome is fascinating, and it’s the most exciting scientific revolution of our lifetime. The goal is to keep people engaged with their own genome, so that they know what it means for them and then keep them abreast of the scientific discoveries as they unfold.” The spit kits cost £125 and are sent to the Netherlands before testing in the US. The results, which take approximately six to eight weeks, allow users to … [Read more...] about DNA-screening test 23andMe launches in UK after US ban
The opposition candidate Ekrem İmamoğlu’s landslide victory in the re-run mayoral elections in Istanbul will change very little in Turkish politics in the near term. But it has the potential to change everything in the long run. After winning the Istanbul elections in March with a margin of 13,000 votes in a constituency of 10 million, İmamoğlu was denied victory on dubious legal grounds, with the High Electoral Council decreeing that new elections should be held on 23 June. On Sunday, the Istanbul electorate gave a strong mandate to İmamoğlu. He increased his majority to 800,000, almost 60-fold, and received the backing of 54% of the citizens of Turkey’s largest city. In contrast, Binali Yıldırım, the ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) candidate, received 45% of the vote. The impressive margin is first due to people’s sense of injustice, triggered by the decision to repeat the elections. A share of the vote even … [Read more...] about Erdoğan’s loss in Istanbul could transform Turkish politics
As the last turkey leftovers are served up as sandwiches or madras, it has long been traditional to audit the year that is ending and to survey that which is about to begin. In recent times, the right has seized such calendrical opportunities to remind us that, contrary to the jeremiads we are routinely fed by the media, things are, as the Beatles sang, getting better all the time. And not just the Beatles. As the Tory MEP Daniel Hannan wrote in a ConservativeHome post on Christmas Eve: “Whether we measure literacy or longevity, infant mortality or sexual equality, the world in 2015 was a better place than in 2014; and the world in 2016 will be better still.” All Hannan asked of his readers was to follow his empirical tour d’horizon: globally, according to UN statistics, the number of people dying violently has fallen by 6% since 2000; there has been a drop of eight percentage points in the number of people suffering from malnutrition since 1990; satellite imagery … [Read more...] about If everything is getting better, why doesn’t it feel that way?