Men often bring chocolate to a woman for very good — if sometimes subconscious — reasons. The classic stereotype of a woman reaching for a chocolate bar in moments of emotional stress has a basis in fact. And you need not feel guilty when you reach for the Godiva or the Hershey bar. Yes, ladies, chocolate is actually good for your health. Chocolate can help make you smarter, thinner, less stressed and less likely to develop diabetes, or to have a heart attack or stroke.
Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to produce insulin. This causes an increase in the glucose levels in the blood. This can cause a wide variety of other health problems, such as kidney and heart disease. It also increases the risk of developing skin infections, nerve damage, and eye damage. Fortunately, there are several things that you can do to prevent the development of diabetes. Here are the top five ways.
Feelings of sadness affect everyone. An endless array of uncontrollable circumstances in life can trigger depressive thoughts making the world seem a very bleak place indeed. Such feelings are the common lot of everyone, and therein lies the temptation to glibly dismiss depression in ‘we all get down from time to time’ terms. But depression is more than the blues. Depression is to the blues what the common cold is to pneumonia.
Alcohol has many attractions. It tastes good, it can be fun, and it’s another thing to do while socialising with friends. Young people probably drink more regularly than middle-aged people because it’s convenient. It’s a new experience and it can be fun to have a few drinks. However, some young people feel pressured to drink; that if they don’t, it may cost them friends and their social life. While alcohol is a luxury on some occasions, there are also many advantages to taking a break from it.
Everyone suffers from anxiety now and again, but some experience anxiety more intensely than others do. These three apps are specifically designed to help the millions of Americans with anxiety disorders, but they’re great resources for anyone. They may not cure mental illness, but they function as great self-help tools to supplement therapeutic or medicinal treatment.
Insomnia is a public health issue that affects millions of people on a daily basis. The CDC reports that nearly 50 to 70 million Americans have sleeping disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea. A report from the National Sleep Foundation found that roughly 30 percent of all US women use sleeping aids like as Lunesta and Ambien to fall asleep. Most people do not consider sleep to be that important, but not getting enough sleep can cause poor concentration, memory problems, and even lead to more serious health issues like high blood pressure and diabetes. Clearly, something is wrong with this picture, but it does not have to this way because there are natural solutions that can be even more effective than medication.
Statistics confirm that 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over the course of a life-time, and 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. We also know that if breast cancer is detected early and treated before it spreads, the five year survival rate is 98%, and there are now over 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the US.
Ovarian cancer affects thousands of women each year and is one of the more dangerous forms of cancers since it often has few early warning symptoms. The key to defeating this silent killer lies in understanding your own family history, age, and early warning signs that can lead to successful treatment.
Women frequently experience chronic pelvic pain that at times can be debilitating. There are many different medical causes but in some instances no obvious cause can be found. If the pelvic pain occurs monthly around the time of your new menstrual cycle and it seems much worse than typical menstrual cramps then perhaps you have endometriosis.