It seems to be summer, warmth and sunshine reign…Nevertheless, there is a so-called summer depression.
Down with the summer blues.
It would seem that in summer, when warmth and sunlight reign and an abundance of flowers and greenery pleases the eye, negative emotions should evaporate. Nevertheless, there is a so-called summer depression. Its causes are the loss of essential trace elements that are inevitable with increased sweating, primarily magnesium, which is responsible for the normal functioning of the nervous system. If you have mood swings, if you get tired quickly, try to increase the intake of magnesium in the body. Whole grains are a rich source of magnesium. In addition, nuts, seeds, prunes, seaweed, and green leafy vegetables contain this trace element.
Make sure you also get enough B vitamins, which are not synthesized by the body on their own and on which higher nervous activity depends to a large extent. These are rye and bran bread and whole grain cereals. In addition, excessive exposure to the sun during the hours of greatest activity depresses the nervous and immune systems. An excess of ultraviolet radiation disables a special type of lymphocytes, leaving intact only the so-called dummy cells, not trained in the subtleties of fighting infections and viruses.
Specialists do not accidentally talk about the “epidemic of diabetes”. Its worldwide prevalence continues to grow steadily. 3029397 patients with diabetes mellitus are registered in Russia. But, according to experts, if we take into account the real number of people with this disease in our country, then there are 3-4 times more of them!
According to Professor Ashot Mkrtumyan, Head of the Department of Endocrinology at Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, although diabetes is a genetically determined disease, the main impetus to its development are external factors: malnutrition and lack of physical activity, hypertension, high cholesterol and smoking.
Specialists have formulated three main life principles for patients with diabetes:
1. Proper nutrition.
2. Moderate but regular exercise.
3. Constant glucose control (not only in the morning, on an empty stomach, but also 2 hours after eating - this is extremely important!).
If you follow these rules, you can live a normal, fulfilling life with a diagnosis of diabetes.
Cholesterol is not at all responsible for the formation of atherosclerotic plaques on the walls of blood vessels, but hypertension. Under the pressure of blood in the arteries, “holes” can form, which the body patches with cholesterol. If the cholesterol is "good", the patch is smooth. If the cholesterol is “bad”, then a plaque forms on the wall of the vessel, which clogs the vessel. A violation of blood circulation leads to coronary heart disease and heart attack. By the way, these figures must be remembered: a blood pressure of 140 over 90 immediately puts a person at risk and is considered the first sign of developing hypertension.