Tuesday, 27 June 2017

13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful

Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person we can become, we don’t need to add more things — we need to give up on some of them.

There are certain things that are universal, which will make you successful if you give up on them, even though each one of us could have a different definition of success.

You can give up on some of them today, while it might take a bit longer to give up on others.
1. Give Up On The Unhealthy Lifestyle

    “Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” — Jim Rohn

If you want to achieve anything in life, everything starts here. First you have to take care of your health, and there are only two things you need to keep in mind:

1. Healthy Diet

2. Physical Activity

Small steps, but you will thank yourself one day.
2. Give Up The Short-term Mindset

    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” — Mae West

Successful people set long-term goals, and they know these aims are merely the result of short-term habits that they need to do every day.

These healthy habits shouldn’t be something you do; they should be something you embody.

There is a difference between: “Working out to get a summer body” and “Working out because that’s who you are.”
3. Give Up On Playing Small

    “Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone, and as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” - Marianne Williamson

If you never try and take great opportunities, or allow your dreams to become realities, you will never unleash your true potential.

And the world will never benefit from what you could have achieved.

So voice your ideas, don’t be afraid to fail, and certainly don’t be afraid to succeed.
4. Give Up Your Excuses

    “It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.”
    ― Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

Successful people know that they are responsible for their life, no matter their starting point, weaknesses, and past failures.

Realising that you are responsible for what happens next in your life is both frightening and exciting.

And when you do, that becomes the only way you can become successful, because excuses limit and prevent us from growing personally and professionally.

Own your life; no one else will.

5. Give Up The Fixed Mindset

    “The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” ― Robert Greene, Mastery

People with a fixed mindset think their intelligence or talents are simply fixed traits, and that talent alone leads to success — without hard work. They’re wrong.

Successful people know this. They invest an immense amount of time on a daily basis to develop a growth mindset, acquire new knowledge, learn new skills and change their perception so that it can benefit their lives.

Remember, who you are today, it’s not who you have to be tomorrow.

6. Give Up Believing In The “Magic Bullet.”

    “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better” — Émile Coué

Overnight success is a myth.

Successful people know that making small continual improvement every day will be compounded over time, and give them desirable results.

That is why you should plan for the future, but focus on the day that’s ahead of you, and improve just 1% every day.

7. Give Up Your Perfectionism

    “Shipping beats perfection.” — Khan Academy’s Development Mantra

Nothing will ever be perfect, no matter how much we try.

Fear of failure (or even fear of success) often prevents us from taking an action and putting our creation out there in the world. But a lot of opportunities will be lost if we wait for the things to be right.

So “ship,” and then improve (that 1%)...

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Saturday, 3 June 2017

What, exactly is insulin resistance?

A New Paradigm of Insulin Resistance

One of insulin’s jobs is to help move glucose from the blood into the cells for energy. When blood glucose remains elevated despite normal or high levels of insulin, this is called insulin resistance. The cells are resisting insulin’s pleas to take up glucose. But why is this happening? What causes insulin resistance?

The current paradigm of understanding insulin resistance is the ‘lock and key’ model. The hormone insulin acts upon a cell surface receptor to do its job. The insulin receptor is like a lock keeping the gates to the cell closed. Insulin is like the proper key. When inserted, the gate opens to let glucose from the blood inside the cell for energy. Once you remove the key (insulin), the gate closes back up and blood glucose can no longer enter the cell.

During the phenomenon of insulin resistance, we imagine that the lock and key no longer fit together very well. The key (insulin) only partially opens the lock (receptor) and not very easily. Glucose cannot pass through the gate normally, and as a result, less gets into the cell. The blood glucose piles up outside the gate, becoming detectable as the clinical diagnosis of type 2 diabetes is made. 
The cell, with less glucose inside, is in a state of ‘internal starvation’. The body’s knee-jerk reaction is to increase insulin production. Since each key works efficiently, the body compensates by producing extra keys. Yes, each key lets less glucose into the cell, but there are many more keys. This hyperinsulinemia ensures that enough glucose gets into the cells to meet its energy requirement. A nice, neat theory. Too bad it has no basis in reality.
First, is the problem the key (insulin), or the lock (insulin receptor)? It’s quite easy these days to determine the molecular structure of both insulin and the insulin receptor. Comparing type 2 diabetic patients with normal patients, it immediately becomes clear that there is nothing wrong with either the insulin or the receptor. So what’s the deal?
If both the key and lock look normal, then the only remaining possibility is that there is something that is gumming up the mechanism. Some kind of blocker interferes with the interaction of the lock and key. But what?
Here’s where the trouble starts. All kinds of theories try to explain what is blocking the insulin. Without a clear understanding of what caused the insulin resistance, we have no chance of treating it. All the usual buzzwords come out when doctors and researchers have no real clue as to what is going on. Inflammation. Oxidative Stress. Free Radicals.
While these may sound impressive, they merely reflect our ignorance, shedding no light upon the root cause of insulin resistance. These are all cop-out answers. Inflammation, like oxidative stress and free radicals, are merely non-specific response to injury. But what causes the injury in the first place? That’s the real problem that needs to be solved. 
Imagine that we are battlefield surgeons. After several decades experience, we deduce that blood is bad for health. After all, every time we see blood, bad things are happening. When we don’t see blood, bad things are not happening. Therefore, blood is dangerous. So, deciding that blood is what is killing people, we invent a machine to suction blood out of people before it can cause illness. In medieval times, of course, leeches were used. Genius!
The problem, of course, is what’s causing the bleeding, rather than the blood itself. Look for the root cause. Bleeding’s only the response, not the cause. Bleeding is a marker for disease. So are inflammation, oxidative stress, free radicals and all the other typical answers.
Gunshots, knife wounds, and shrapnel all cause bleeding, the body’s non-specific response. Those are root causes. When you get shot, you bleed. But the problem is the gunshot, not the bleeding. The blood is a marker for the disease, rather than the disease itself.
Fever is another example of a non-specific response to infection and injury. Fever is a good marker for infection. When we find a fever, there is often an underlying infection. But the fever did not cause the infection. Bacteria or viruses can be the underlying cause.
The same logic applies to inflammation, oxidative stress and free radicals. Something is causing injury, which stimulates inflammation, oxidative stress and free radical formation, which are all the body’s non-specific response. The problem is whatever caused injury, not the inflammation, oxidative stress and inflammation, which is simply markers of disease.
If inflammation were actually the root cause of heart disease, for example, then anti-inflammatory medications, such as prednisone or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories would be effective in reducing heart disease. But they are not beneficial at all. They are only useful for those diseases where excess inflammation is truly the root cause, such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus.
The exact same logic applies to oxidative stress, which is a marker of disease, but not a causal factor. Some underlying injury is causing the oxidative stress, which needs to be treated. This is the reason why antioxidant therapy is so startlingly ineffective. Vitamin C, or E or N-acetylcysteine or other antioxidant therapies, when tested rigorously, fail to prevent disease.
Saying that, “Insulin resistance is caused by inflammation” is like saying, “gunshot wounds are caused by bleeding”. Not useful. However, inflammation, bleeding and fever are all useful markers of disease and treatment efficacy. They mark the presence of the disease. If the fever breaks, then the treatment (antibiotic) is highly likely to be effective. Inflammatory markers can also be good markers for the effectiveness of treatment. If insulin therapy decreases inflammation, then this is likely an effective treatment. Sadly, it does not.
Without understanding the root cause of insulin resistance, we have no hope of properly treating it. This lock and key model with ‘internal starvation’ is a nice story but cannot explain many of the phenomena observed in type 2 diabetes. In particular, it fails to explain the central paradox of insulin resistance...to read more go to source page..

Thursday, 18 May 2017

31 Different Types Of Meditation Techniques For You To Learn

Want to learn all the best meditation techniques? You’re in for a treat.
We’re about to go on a journey of discovery.

Our journey will lead us through 31 of the best meditation techniques. We’ll learn how to do meditation, which forms are best and why, and so much more.
And not only will we learn how to meditate; we will also learn the culture and history of meditation.
Take a look at the history of meditation in the image below.
(Click the image for the full-size version).
We’re going to cover all these different forms of meditation.
Now a promise:
Even if you’ve never meditate before, by the end of this article you will know everything you will ever need to know about meditation.

Let’s now look at our first two meditation techniques.


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Friday, 12 May 2017

How to Stop Worrying So Much What Others Think About You.

The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think. I know because I lived in that prison for most of my life.
If I spoke to someone, I wondered if I said the right things or if they picked up that I was “not so smart” while we talked. Or if I met with someone else, I wondered if they were thinking, “Why in the world would he dress like that?” My insecurity appeared like Freddy Kruger ready to haunt me.
“Why did you do it that way?” The boss would say far too often. “They don’t even come close to falling in the category of our current clients.” While I knew very well they did, but I had trouble facing my accuser. I’d never retort, even though they didn’t fit his demographics. I knew they fit the profile’s psychographics. And more often than not, I hit the nail on the head. I closed the deal.
But, rarely did I enjoy it because I was so focused on my boss’ “opinion”, or what I thought his opinion was.
Living Hell
When you live in that kind of hell, always afraid of what others think about you, you can’t function at the top of your game.
You cannot put your best work out there, whether “work” is selling, creating or building anything. You’re in this game to move beyond where you are. So how are you going to change where you are if you don’t change how you think?
Worrying about what people think allows them to control who we are, what we do, how we think, and all of that? Changes who we are on the surface, you know, where people can see us. But, it doesn’t change the inside stuff (our hearts, souls or are belief system). Self doubt kicks in. It’s a dream killer.
We are who we are.
You have conditioned yourself to believe the crap that you think other people think about you, and you’ll settle. You sit yourself down in your chair at work and you do the work that you believe they believe is meant for you. So, you bite down on a sandwich filled with “average” and “mediocrity” and it becomes an acquired taste
Confused yet?
The deal is this: You control you. It matters NOT what Bobbie Jo thinks of you. Bobbie Jo isn’t trying to help you get ahead. You are. So the hell with what Bobbie Jo thinks.
Your thoughts are dictated by your beliefs. And if you believe that of the 50,000 thoughts we have each day, that someone is focusing any more than 0.01% of their brain power on you, well, you’re probably wrong.
And in that case, you’re wasting your energy worrying about what they think of you. Instead of working on your lawn you spend more time admiring your neighbor’s grass.
It’s time to stop. It’s time to own your life and break free of the prison you’ve locked yourself in for years.
Jail Break
Give up. Give up the notion that someone else’s opinion matters. Every time you catch yourself worrying or even giving two seconds of thought to what someone else may (not) have thought about you, your behavior, your work, STOP. Say to yourself, “I am enough.”
You will have to make this a habit. And you will have to make yourself aware of your thoughts. It won’t be easy, but with consistency, you can pull your own opinion of yourself to the top of your mind, where there’s no room for your thoughts about their thoughts.
Meditate. Sounds hokey, I know. But it works. Before you start and end your day, focus your thoughts on the amazing things that you did that day (even if it’s only getting out of bed when you didn’t feel like it). Keep a success journal to review on the days where you don’t feel like you have anything to be proud of.
Sit quietly for a few minutes and read your success journal, add to it, or just focus on the words, “I am a high-quality [insert your position here] and my work is impeccable.” Even if it’s not true (yet). Because it will be.
Write it. We’re talking about our minds here. They control our actions. So we have to control the thoughts we think. Write down your vision for yourself: I am more than enough. I am more than capable of a good job. What I think about me is all that matters. Say it. A lot. Until it has sunk into that beautiful brain of yours.
It won’t be easy. In all of this, are the keys to the prison you’ve locked yourself in a long time ago.
GO Grab the keys NOW. Open the doors… The world has changed a great deal since you last stepped foot outside your cell.

Monday, 8 May 2017

3 Best Skin Care Tips To Keep Your Skin Hydrated During Summer

“I’m a big believer that if you focus on good skin care, you really won’t need a lot of makeup,” Demi Moore reportedly professed once. She has every good reason to think so. First of all, because makeup is supposed to do just that — to make up for your skin imperfections. When there isn’t anything to correct though because you have remarkable, flawless skin then, there’s no need to make up.

Thirst-Quenchin' Skin Care

Your skin behaves differently throughout different seasons. Ideally, whenever the season turns over, your skin care regimen must shift accordingly as well with the changing environment.  Here are your top three skin care tips for summer to keep your complexion looking dewy and full of life:

Tip No. 1:  Exfoliate.  It may sound counterproductive but, regular exfoliation will keep your skin looking young and fine all throughout the season.  Regularly exfoliating will help eliminate dry and dead skin cells from the topmost layer of your skin, allowing your moisturizing products to seep in more easily and become better incorporated into your skin.  At the same time, exfoliating also stimulates the deeper layers of your skin to produce more collagen which are badly needed to fuel repairs, regenerate a younger layer of skin, and rejuvenate tired skin.
With regular practice, your skin will keep showing younger, newer, less damaged skin only. It makes your skin appear more even toned, makes wrinkles and fine lines much less visible, while also fading dark marks and hyperpigmentation.

Tip No. 2:  Flood your skin with moisture.  Day and night, hydrate your skin.  During the day, prioritize sun protection. Make sure that your morning routine is centered around this theme.  Make sunscreen the most integral part of your daytime routine. However, even when you know you can qualify as the person with the greasiest skin, you still want that moisturizer to be part of your routine.
In fact, when you have oily skin, you have to make sure you supply the moisture so that your skin does not overcompensate when your skin begins to feel dry. Surprised? Don’t be because that has always been the case. If you care enough, keep spritzing on moisturizer throughout the day most especially on arid, humid weather conditions.

At night, make skin restoration and renewal the central theme of your regimen.  To derive the most benefits from your thicker night creams, go for emollients, humectants, antioxidants, and moisture-binding ingredients.  For mature, aging skin, here are some of the ingredients you should be deriving from your anti-wrinkle creams, such as Strivectin:

  • Hyaluronic acid or co-enzyme Q10.  These are water-attracting and water-binding ingredients that act like moisture magnets, making your skin appear healthier and plumper faster and over a longer period of time.
  • Retinols.  Care must be taken when starting with this highly irritating ingredient. Work its way into your regular routine starting off with low doses until your skin warms up to it and allows for nightly use. Retinols cause the skin to become more photosensitive. Therefore, make sure to keep your sunscreen on during the day to prevent skin damage.
  • Collagen and elastin. Supplies your skin with precursors badly needed for repairs and regeneration to happen.
  • Skin lightening ingredients. Retinols are not only good for wrinkles, it also helps inhibit pigment-causing melanin. If you are trying to avoid retinols, natural ingredients like kojic acid and licorice can also do the trick.

Tip No. 3: Treat your body better.  Want to see a healthier, more hydrated skin?  You can’t just keep feeding your skin all the good things directly. You will need to feed your body healthier food as well.  When your body is fueled by nothing but nutritious foods, that is, no processed foods then, you can expect the same healthy goodness to show up on your skin as well.  Go for high-fiber foods, uncooked veggies and fruits, and lots and lots of liquid.
Get into a regular workout routine. The good nutrition in your healthy food won’t mean anything unless these are transported all over your body. You can ensure that happens by staying more physically active.  Engage in heart-racing cardio workouts while also firming up with weight training exercises.


The weather may be challenging for your skin but, that does not mean it cannot be beaten.  Simply getting these three tips right will help keep your skin healthy and well hydrated all throughout summer...source


Friday, 5 May 2017

7 Ways to Treat Nose Blackheads

Blackheads are one of the most disturbing skin issues that you might experience at any age. However, it becomes most terrible during teenage. No matter, whether you come up with such terrible experience during teenage or middle age, you will surely want to get rid of it at the shortest possible time. Actually, blackheads are one type of acne and generated from clogged hair follicles.

Here are some most efficient ways to help you get rid of blackheads. All these tips are skin-friendly and almost free of cost...read more


Monday, 10 April 2017

Myths & Facts about Diabetes

Can a Diabetic Woman Get Pregnant ? - Type 1 or type 2 Diabetics can have healthy and successful pregnancies.

People with diabetes should not exercise - NOT TRUE!! Exercise is important for people with diabetes as it helps manage body weight, improves cardiovascular health, improves mood, helps blood sugar control, and relieves stress.

Fat people always develop type 2 diabetes eventually - This is not true. Being overweight or obese raises the risk of becoming diabetic, they are risk factors, but do not mean that an obese person will definitely become diabetic. Many people with type 2 diabetes were never overweight.

Diabetes is a nuisance, but not serious – 2/3 of diabetes patients die prematurely from stroke or heart disease. The life expectancy of a person with diabetes is from five to ten years shorter than other people's. Diabetes is a serious disease.

Children can outgrow diabetes - Nearly all children with diabetes have type 1; insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas have been destroyed. These never come back. Children with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin for the rest of their lives, unless a cure is found one day.

Don't eat too much sugar, you will become diabetic - Not true. A person with diabetes type 1 developed the disease because their immune system destroyed the insulin-producing beta cells. A diet high in calories, which can make people overweight/obese, raises the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, especially if there is a history of this disease in the family.

I know when my blood sugar levels are high or low - very high or low blood sugar levels may cause some symptoms, such as weakness, fatigue and extreme thirst. However, levels need to be fluctuating a lot for symptoms to be felt. The only way to be sure about your blood sugar levels is to test them regularly. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark showed that even very slight rises in blood-glucose levels significantly raise the risk of ischemic heart disease.

Diabetics cannot eat bread, potatoes or pasta - people with diabetes can eat starchy foods. However, they must keep an eye on the size of the portions. Whole grain starchy foods are better, as is the case for people without diabetes.

I have to go on insulin, this must mean my diabetes is severe -
people take insulin when diet alone or diet with oral or non-insulin injectable diabetes drugs do not provide good-enough diabetes control, that's all. Insulin helps diabetes control. It does not usually have anything to do with the severity of the disease.

If you have diabetes you cannot eat chocolates or sweets - people with diabetes can eat chocolates and sweets if they combine them with exercise or eat them as part of a healthy meal.

Conclusion- Here we can see that people often gets panic by  such type of myths about diabetics .
However myths are always myths that’s why you should regularly keep in to touch with your doctor to stay healthy and fit . Likewise for your medicines , glucometer and teststrips  keep in touch with Dawailo.