A beautiful Mind

Primrose Stuart

The willingness to reprogram our minds is one of the most powerful life changing choices. Our subconscious is heavily influenced by habitual ways of thinking that keep recreating experiences and outcomes that may be desirable or undesirable.

The key lies in focusing your attention on self improvement and ongoing learning. The starting point is self reflection. A critical look at who we are, who we want to become, where we are from, past experiences and encounters will be a guiding map of what we truly want to change and accomplish.

It all starts from within

All the answers lie from within us. There is no out there. We aught to start by healing, loving, forgiving and appreciating ourselves. After that it will be easy to extend it to the outside world. Besides we attract how we feel and who we are.

Let go of resentments

One of the hardest thing to do is to let go of past hurts and disappointments. Once we are able to move past that the results are liberating. Resentment only destroy you and never anybody else.

No matter what anyone says to you

No matter what kind of anger comes directed towards you

No matter how much hurt you may encounter,

showing up in your life

THERE ARE NO JUSTIFIED RESENTMENTS.

Resentments always end up harming you & creating in you a sense of despair.

Dr wayne dyer

Every feeling makes a

subconscious impression

upon your body or awareness.

Your subconscious mind

rules your life.

A change of feeling is a change of destiny.

Your feelings create the destiny you want.

Dr Wayne Dyer

Learn to create a balance

If you like something do not pull it towards you.

One day when the time comes,

it will go away from you.

If you resent something do not push it way.

It will move closer to you in a matter of time.

shi Heng yi 2021

Organize your mind & Free your yourself from the thoughts of others.

What other people think and say

about you is none of your

business. Live a life recreating

yourself to become better and

progressive in your life.

Learn from the mistakes,

failures and aim to be the best

version of yourself.

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Self Love

A time come will come when you have to value yourself.

Self love means cutting negative and toxic people out of your life.

Self love means choosing peace over chaos.

Knowing your self worth.

Choosing self respect,

Choosing associations that are positive free thinkers

Always remembering you are the master of

your

destiny.

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References and further research
  1. Dr Wayne Dyer – https://www.drwaynedyer.com/

2. Shi Heng yi 2021- https://www.shihengyi.online/livesessions

The Magical Benefits of Calendula Tea

Calendula is known for its beautiful colorful flowers that give vegetable gardens life. These are commonly mistaken for ordinary flowers yet they are one of the most powerful herbs I have ever known. Lets take a look at how this beautiful herb can transform your life.

Prostate Health

Plants have a long history in the treatment of cancer. They can be used proactively as a preventative measure and promote a healthy prostrate. Calendula is known to be very effective in this regard. The flowers can be consumed fresh or dried in teas and salads. When taken as a tea it can be prepared as follows;

Calendula Tea for prostate health

Recipe

1. Add Two teaspoons of calendula flowers to a teapot/ Mug

2. Add boiling water and let it steep for 10 minutes

3. Serve without sugar

note: rich in antioxidants

Ovarian Cysts

The fluid filled sacs that form on ovaries can cause intense pain and in the long term infertility or worse cancer. Calendula has an incredible reputation for treating this condition and eliminating pain.

Calendula Tea for Ovarian Cysts

Calendula contains anti-inflammatory

properties

notorious for reducing swelling

and scar tissue.

Tip: Add rosemary, cinnamon and ginger

for additional benefits

and

long term healing

WARNING: IT INDUCES MENSES

tip: drink at the end of your bleeding cycle.

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Infertility

Infertility can be a source of distress for those who wish to have children. It is important to consult a specialist and request tests to find the underlying causes before looking for options. Calendula Tea has been traditionally used is several cultures to promote productive health in both men and women. The following is one of the teas taken to promote fertility health.

Calendula Tea to promote fertility

Recipe

1. Add calendula, rosemary, cinnamon sticks, crushed ginger and hibiscus dried flowers.

2. Add boiling water and let it steep for 10 minutes.

3. Serve without sugar and milk.

Tip: Drink at the end of your bleeding cycle.

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Additional uses for Calendula flowers:

reducing fever,

menstrual cramps,

inducing menstruation,

treating mouth and throat sores,

treating swollen lymph nodes,

helping wounds heal faster.

There are more benefits of calendula flowers and it is worthwhile to research more about it. This flower is a must have in every home.

Further Reading

  1. https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-235/calendula

2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendula

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Great thoughts, great outcomes

Primrose Stuart

This article was inspired by the great psychologists and teachers of our time. I recommend you to read and find time to watch the video at the end of the article.

In times of change learners will inherit the earth while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to function in a world that no longer exit.

Erik Hoffer

I found life changing lessons on the following work of Tom and great teachers of our time. I hope you will get life changing hacks to a greater/better version of you. With each day that goes by I am constantly learning, it is never too late to create a better version of me. I continue to share thoughts of healing, love, positive manifestations and balanced lifestyles.

May you continue to choose

happiness,

gratitude,

compassion,

forgiveness,

faith,

health & abundance.

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Remember:

to pursue your passions,

work hard.

No one owes you anything

&

you owe it to yourself to find your true self.

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Be brave

Be strong

the best is yet to come

Stay focused and positive minded.

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Video Source Acknowledgement : Tom Bilyeu

The Power of Thoughts and Words

Primrose Stuart

If only we knew the power we have as human beings to create our reality, this world would be a very intriguing place filled with an explosive magical way of living without any limitations on what we can achieve or choose to become.

It took me a long while to finally learn that every thought creates reality, whether it is negative or positive. In essence, positive thoughts create positive circumstances and experiences, while negative thoughts create negative experiences and circumstances. A shift in your thought processes can change your life forever. Imagine living in the world of infinite possibilities created by your thoughts and words.

You create your reality with words

and

thoughts

every single time without exceptions.

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POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS

Every single moment we breath, is another chance to choose to have an optimistic outlook in life. Who has ever assured you there will be no challenges, trials, obstacles and just ridiculous experiences? The truth of the matter is, this is a story for one person or another at one point in life. It does not matter which part of the world you are from. I think it matters not what you experience, what really matters is how you respond.

How about choose to have faith, believe and know that everything happens for a reason and for a season. Choose to focus on gratitude to attract more good into your life, choose to give to those in need whether it is in terms of time, love or whatever they need to make a difference in other people’s lives to receive more blessings. What you give always finds a way back to you one way or the other multiplied.

Ask Important Questions

1. Who are you?

2. What do you really want in life?

3. What don’t you want?

4. Where do you want to be in the short, medium and long term?

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Take Action

1. Believe nothing is impossible.

2. Speak words of health, life and abundance to yourself and loved ones.

3. Learn to visualize the best outcomes.

4. Pay attention to the impact of giving.

5. Associate with the like-minded people.

6. Learn to be still.

Life is too short. Clearly there is no time for anything else except love yourself and others while creating the magic of endless possibilities. Choose to live the very best you can and remember…………….

You Attract What You Think About The Most………….Whatever That Is…

………..

Proverbs 18:21 ” the power of life and death is in the tongue” – Bible


Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness, and prosperity as often as possible.” – John Wooden

“People are held back from reaching their goals because of their fear of failure. They get tentative – and that doesn’t work. You have to truly believe in yourself. You can’t fake it.” – Dennis Eckersley

“The clearer your goals and the more you refer to them, the more you visualize them, the easier it will be to turn those dreams into reality.” – Sylvester Stallone

Healing Power of Vitamin D & Sunlight

Primrose Stuart

Vitamin D is one of the most important vitamins for the human body yet it is often overlooked. It is an essential nutrient that can hinder serious conditions that have become a major issue in today’s society. In addition, you can get it for free from sunlight source. Keep in mind sunscreen prevents your body by more than 95% to absorb Vitamin D.

Healing Power of Vitamin D and Sunlight.

  1. Vitamin D is used to treat psoriasis around the world.
  2. Your risk of developing diabetes and cancer is reduced by 50% as a result of sun exposure 2-3 times a week.
  3. Infants who receive vitamin D supplementation have an 80% reduced risk of developing type diabetes over the next 20 years.
  4. Sufficient vitamin D prevents prostate cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, depression, colon cancer and schizophrenia.
  5. Vitamin D is also known to build stronger bones and protect teeth.

Diseases and conditions caused by vitamin D deficiency

  1. Vitamin D deficiency causes schizophrenia.
  2. Rickets disease is caused by vitamin D deficiency.
  3. Osteoporosis is commonly caused by lack of vitamin D.
  4. Obesity impairs Vitamin D utilization in the body.
  5. Seasonal affective disorder is caused by a melatonin imbalance initiated by lack of exposure to sunlight.
  6. Chronic Vitamin D deficiency is often misdiagnosed as fibromyalgia as a result of similar symptoms such as muscle weakness, aches and pains.

Sources of Vitamin D

Mushrooms, margarine and breakfast cereals,

orange juice fortified with Vitamin D,

Egg yolks, Tuna fish, Salmon,

beef liver and

Sunlight.

Research findings

  1. There is strong correlation between vitamin D sufficiency and optimal muscle function. Increasing levels of vitamin D reduce inflammation, pain, and myopathy while increasing muscle protein synthesis, ATP concentration, strength, jump height, jump velocity, jump power, exercise capacity, and physical performance.

2. At Boston University, after people with high blood pressure were exposed to UVA and UVB rays for three months, their vitamin D levels increased by more than 100% — and more impressively, their high blood pressure normalized.

3. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in December 2003, of more than 3,000 veterans (ages 50 to 75) at 13 Veterans Affairs medical centers, those who consumed more than 645 IU of vitamin D a day along with more than 4 grams per day of cereal fiber had a 40% reduction in their risk of developing precancerous colon polyps.

4. People with dark skin have great amounts of melanin in their epidermis. Melanin competes with 7-dehydrocholesterol for absorption of UVB photons. Therefore, people of color are less efficient in producing vitamin D than are whites. It is reported that a person with skin type 5/6 (dark skin) requires 10-50 times the exposure to sunlight to produce the same amount of vitamin D as does a white person with skin type 2/3.

Sources

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3497950/

https://nutritionj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1475-2891-9-65

Dr Michael Holick, Mike Adams – The Healing power of Vitamin D and Sunlight

Getting Rid of Colds Naturally

Article by Primrose Stuart

One thing for sure is almost every other person I know is constantly looking for ways of treating flue every time they get infected.

Flue infections can be very uncomfortable leaving you unable to function properly. Symptoms may range from headaches, fever, clogged nose and in worse cases unbearable coughs. During infection you are forced to isolate yourself making it even more unbearable and expensive to maintain.

Today with the coronavirus pandemic on the rise, you rather know home remedies to cure flue as it may be easily mistaken for coronavirus by those around you. There is a simple way that is so effective you can safely say goodbye to colds. Personally this has worked for me for almost 10 years.

Onion Method

1. Fork half of the onion bulb.

2. Place one onion in every room.

3. Leave it for 7 days and replace it only if you already have the infection.

If already infected you will notice a great improvement after 24 hours. Ideally it should disappear in less than 48 hours.

How Does This Work?

Onions are known for their antiviral antibacterial properties. Forking one end of the onion provides a mechanism that allows the onion to trap all the toxins. As days go by you will notice your onion dwindling in size and showing signs of rotting. In addition, this method prevents the infection from spreading.

The only downside to using onion is its strong pungent smell. The question is how bad do you want to never be a victim of a cold ever again? The smell is definitely worth it. Remember to stay hydrated and warm throughout the winter season.

Dealing with High Blood Pressure

Article by Primrose Stuart

Over the years there has been a significant spike in the rate of people suffering from High Blood Pressure. This is a cause for concern as it is evident that there is an increase in causal triggers from the food we eat, working and living conditions amongst other things.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), high blood pressure is a serious medical condition that can increase the risk of heart, brain, kidney and other diseases. It is a major cause of premature death worldwide, with upwards of 1 in 4 men and 1 in 5 women in the world suffers from high blood pressure.

What is high Blood Pressure?

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Blood pressure reading is considered normal when it is 120/80mmHg. When it increases above 140/90mmHg then it becomes high blood pressure and treatment is required. A huge tell tell sign that you are developing a high blood pressure is when your reading is between 120/80mmHg and 140/90mmHg. If this happens you need to adjust your lifestyle and contact a medical practitioner.

What are the main symptoms of High Blood Pressure?

It is advisable to regularly measure your blood pressure to avoid serious problems and lead a healthy lifestyle. Just like the old saying goes ” Prevention is better than cure”. It should be your priority to ensure you consistently maintain a normal blood pressure or slightly lower, keeping in mind blood pressure that is too low is equally as bad as high blood pressure. Make reference to our previous article on low blood pressure for more insight.

High blood Pressure symptoms include;

1. Mild symptoms

Morning headaches, nosebleeds, irregular heart rhythms, vision changes.

2. Serious symptoms

Fatigue, nausea, vomiting, confusion, anxiety, chest pains and muscle tremors.

If High blood pressure is left untreated it causes serious persistent chest pains, heart attacks, heart failure, and an irregular heartbeat and premature deaths. Adults with high blood pressure who are diabetic are at a higher risk of developing chronic kidney disease.

All of the above horrible experiences can further be prevented by taking a positive proactive approach. To start with we have to identify the key causes of High Blood Pressure.

1. Enemy number one STRESS

Stress causes your heart to beat faster and narrows your blood vessels.

A wise man once said if you can do something about a problem why worry, fix it.

If you cannot do anything about a problem why stress about it. Look for alternative solutions. If you can’t then remember stress can potentially give you a heart attack and if you are lucky to be alive then you will have more on your plate to deal with.

Your wellness and life is priority number ONE.

Major Stress Sources: Money, Work, conflict in relationships, expectations, ingratitude, impatience, social injustice & change.

2. Smoking

The nicotine in cigarettes or tobacco products narrows your blood vessels and make your heart beat faster. This should be expected if you are intentionally ‘smoking’ your lungs.

With all the global awareness campaigns on what smoking does to your health its baffling that there may be an adult out there who doesn’t know that smoking does more damage than good to health.

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3. Overweight

Blood pressure rises as body weight increases both in adults and children. By maintaining a healthy body weight you decrease the risk of developing a high blood pressure.

4. Salt

Salt is notorious for significantly increasing blood pressure. It is good for people with very low blood pressure as it increases it at a faster rate.

5. Alcoholism

According to studies there is a close link between high blood pressure and alcohol consumption. Chronic alcohol consumption can have damaging effects on higher blood pressure, the liver and lead to heart related problems.

6. Genetics

According to health practitioners, there is a familiar link between developing high blood pressure if your ancestors suffered from it.

7. Pregnancy

High blood pressure in pregnant women is a common problem which ends when the baby is born.

In other cases, it could also be a sign of a more serious problem called pre-eclampsia.

Home remedies for High blood pressure

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Drink warm water with lemon every morning.

Drink water with parsley.

Drink beetroot juice from time to time.

Cut back on Alcohol and caffeine.

Eat dark chocolate.

Lose weight.

 Increase garlic intake.

Eat more fruits and vegetables.

Walk and exercise regularly.

Learn to manage stress.

Reduce sugar intake.

Take time to meditate and breath.

Eat probiotic fermented milk.

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Research Studies

  1. The Johns Hopkins study found a positive relationship between increase in body mass and high blood pressure.
  2. Evidence suggests that roughly 30% of the US adult population sleeps less than 7 hours per night, and those who do show 20-52% increased risk to develop cardiovascular diseases, particularly hypertension. 
  3. A 2013 meta-analysis examined the effect of probiotic fermented milk on blood pressure. In all, they took data from 14 studies, which included 702 participants. They researchers concluded that probiotic fermented milk has blood pressure lowering properties.
  4. Further clinical studies – https://www.pharmacytimes.com/view/5-blood-pressure-studies-every-pharmacist-should-know.

Monitor your blood pressure regularly while maintaining a healthy lifestyle to avoid serious health problems. Keep in mind that as people grow older their blood pressure is bound to increase. Increase plant based diets, stay hydrated and always seek for more knowledge on how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Remember, what may work for one person may not for the next. Find what works for you.

References

  1. Roderick Ramon Chen Camano- Uncontrolled Hypertension and Associated Factors in Hypertensive Patients at the Primary Healthcare Center – Thesis
  2. https://www.mayo.edu/research/clinical-trials/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure-(hypertension).
  3. World Health Organization
  4. Harvard Medical Publications
  5. Mayo Clinic Publications

Job Stress and Health

Article by Primrose Stuart

Stress sets off an alarm in the brain, which responds by preparing the body for defensive action. The nervous system is aroused and hormones are released to sharpen the senses, quicken the pulse, deepen respiration, and tense the muscles. This response sometimes called the fight or flight response is important because it helps us defend against threatening situations.

 The response is preprogrammed biologically. Everyone responds in much the same way, regardless of whether the stressful situation is at work or home.

Short-lived or infrequent episodes of stress pose little risk. But when stressful situations go unresolved, the body is kept in a constant state of activation, which increases the rate of wear and tear to biological systems. Ultimately, fatigue or damage results, and the ability of the body to repair and defend itself can become seriously compromised. As a result, the risk of injury or disease escalates.

Health Disorders caused by stress

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Some studies suggest a relationship between stressful working conditions health problems. According to the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Safety and Health (1997), there are a number of disorders that can arise which will affect employees in one way or the other. These include the following:

  • Cardiovascular Disease

Many studies suggest that psychologically demanding jobs that allow employees little control over the work process increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

  • Musculoskeletal Disorders

On the basis of research by the United State National Institute for Occupational Safety and health (NIOSH) , it is widely believed that job stress increases the risk for development of back and upper- extremity musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Psychological Disorders

Several studies suggest that differences in rates of mental health problems such as depression and burnout for various occupations are due partly to differences in job stress levels. Economic and lifestyle differences between occupations may also contribute to some of these problems.

  • Workplace Injury

Although more study is needed, there is a growing concern that stressful working conditions interfere with safe work practices and set the stage for injuries at work.

Stress, Health, and Productivity

Some employers assume that stressful working conditions are a necessary evil-that companies must turn up the pressure on workers and set aside health concerns to remain productive and profitable in today’s economy. But research findings challenge this belief. Studies show that stressful working conditions are actually associated with increased absenteeism, tardiness, and intentions by workers to quit their jobs-all of which have negative effects on the bottom line.

Recent studies of health organisations suggest that policies benefiting worker health also benefit the bottom line. A healthy organisation is defined as one that has low rates of illness, injury, and disability in its workforce and is also competitive in the marketplace. NIOSH research has identified organisational characteristics associated with both healthy, low-stress work and high levels of productivity. Examples of these characteristics include the following:

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  • Recognition of employees for good work performance.
  • Opportunities for career development.
  • An organizational culture that values the individual worker.
  • Management actions that are consistent with organisational values.

Research

  1. Emotional stress is a major contributing factor to the six leading causes of death in the United States: cancer, coronary heart disease, accidental injuries, respiratory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.
  2. According to statistics from Meridian Stress Management Consultancy in the U.K, almost 180,000 people in the U.K die each year from some form of stress-related illness .
  3. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States estimates that stress account about 75% of all doctors visit. This involves an extremely wide span of physical complaints including, but not limited to headache, back pain, heart problems, upset stomach, stomach ulcer, sleep problems, tiredness and accidents.

It is clearly evident that whatever the cause of stress may be it is not good for health. When faced with stressful or challenging situations take a step back to redefine your goals and look at how best you can improve your situation. Your health should always come first. Always remember to take a moment at a time.

References

Cohen S, Kessler RC, Gordon LU. Strategies for measuring stress in studies of psychiatric and physical disorders. In: Cohen S, Kessler RC, Gordon LU, editors. Measuring stress: A guide for Health and Social Scientists. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 1995.

2. Lazarus RS. Psychological stress and the coping process. New York: McGraw-Hill; 1966.

3. JOSHRC Newsletter More mental disorders or suicide may be certified as occupation-related. 2001 Jan;(22):57.

4. 2003. Self-reported work-related illness in 2001/02: Results from a household survey, (SW 101/02), HSE,6. Jansen M. Emotional disorders in the labour force: Prevalence, costs, prevention and rehabilitation. Internat Labour Rev. 1986;125:605–

6. Simmons SP, Simmons JC. Measuring emotional intelligence. New York: Summit Publishing Group; 1997.

Stress & Burnout

Article by Primrose Stuart

The world of work is continually changing partly as a result of changing environments marked with endless competition, consumer and skills demand, economic and political issues, ever changing culture and technology.

All these factors are putting pressure on how organisations and employees are expected to perform more than before. As a result, some employees in more and more organisations are suffering from stress and burnout which effectively contributes to decreased productivity.

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The work environment will either make people enjoy work or result to dissatisfaction; hence, staff motivation and other forms of relieving stress and burnout have become a critical component in ensuring that employees are satisfied at work and have lower levels of stress. Job satisfaction ensures that employees perform well in the different tasks given to them, whilst lack of satisfaction can lead to stress, resulting in lower work efforts from the employees and alternatively lower production from the overall company.

What is Burnout

Burnout is defined as work overload, patterns of over-commitment, and total exhaustion of physical and mental resources as a result of excessive striving to reach unrealistic work related goals.

What is Stress

Stress is defined as the degree to which an individual feels overwhelmed or unable to cope as a result of pressures that are unmanageable.

Causes of Burnout

The current work environment is rich in social, psychological and political drivers that cause fatigue and eventually lead to burnout. These include:

Extended working hours.

A feeling of lack of control.

Conflicting values between the organisation and the employee.

When an organisation moves from project to project and fails to acknowledge the work well done. This will lead to low morale on the part of the employees.

Inadequate rewards in terms of money, recognition, or job satisfaction.

Frequent conflict in the workplace.

Lack of leadership continuity and on-going change initiatives: When leadership keeps changing, subordinates tend to lose hope that any change will ever make a difference.

Symptoms and effects of burnout

If not recognized and managed burnout can increase and negatively affect all aspects of a person’s functioning. This includes emotional, physical, work-related, identity and relationship problems. This may further lead to emotional fatigue, negativity about oneself, frustration, anger, decrease in job enthusiasm, depression, absenteeism, uselessness and perceiving work as a burden.

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Dealing with job burnout

There are a variety of ways that both individuals and organisations can deal with burnout. In general, resting proves to be very effective. This may include a temporary reduction of working hours, slowly rebuilding the endurance of the individual.

Preventing Burnout

If you recognize the warning signs of impending burnout in yourself, remember that it will only get worse if you leave it alone. But if you take steps to get your life back into balance, you can prevent burnout from becoming a full-blown breakdown.

Burnout prevention tips

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  • Be proactive and set short term and long term goals.
  • Adopt healthy eating & exercising.
  • Complete a periodic assessment and realignment of goals, skills, and work passions
  • Set boundaries.
  • Practice healthy sleeping habits.
  • Take a daily break from technology.
  • Be creative.
  • Learn how to manage stress.
  • Collaboration and team work in the workplace pays off.
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Organisations and individuals should attempt to adopt some burnout coping strategies. Below are some of the more common strategies for dealing with burnout.

Stress management training.

Stress interventions.

Problem-based coping.

Social support.

Employee assistance programs.

Professional Development courses.

Individuals and management should plan before hand preventative measures to avoid the long term consequences of burn-out on productivity and employee turnover.

Quote

All of us have the privilege and responsibility of choosing our attitudes, no matter what circumstances or situations we find ourselves in. The key word here is choosing. Attitudes don’t just happen: they are the products of our choices.

Joyce Meyer.

Remember to live in the moment, practice self love and choose to be happy and healthy relationships. All the answers are within you. You are the solution for you.

Heath: Dealing with Low blood Pressure

Article by Primrose Stuart

Blood pressure is considered low if it reads below 90/60mmH. This condition can easily be overlooked as there is little awareness or no awareness of its health effects. Generally speaking having a low blood pressure below 120/80 is good. The problem arises when an individual experiences chronic low blood pressure with symptoms. This then becomes a cause for concern.

It’s advisable to check blood pressure levels regularly throughout the year. High or low blood pressure often does not have symptoms most of the time. Making it a silent killer. Knowing your blood pressure helps to know how to manage your health including which food to eat and what kind of body workouts to do without causing harm to your health.

Chronically low blood pressure can be dangerous in some cases. This article is designed to share heath and nutrition tips you can use more regularly to manage chronic low blood pressure.

Symptoms Of chronic Low Blood Pressure

Dizziness, depression

palpitations, seizures

sweating and fever,

feeling sick

blurred vision, pale skin

feeling weak

confusion, fainting,

unusual thirst

diarrhea or vomiting

pale skin.

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Causes of low blood pressure

  1. When your body does not have adequate nutrients such as vitamins B-12 and folic acid to produce adequate blood supply.
  2. Sexual dysfunction medications like Viagra.
  3. Heart medication and antidepressants.
  4. Blood loss.
  5. Heart problems.

What to eat to increase your blood pressure

  1. Salty foods such as salted peanuts, canned fish, Pickles.
  2. Red meat, chicken livers.
  3. Tea and Coffee.
  4. Eat in between meals.
  5. Stay hydrated.

Herbal remedies to increase blood pressure

Herbs and spices can be effective in increasing blood supply. Spices such as chilli peppers and ginger are notorious for increasing blood circulation.

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Chinese natural Medication to increase your blood pressure

  • Bitter orange: Used in Chinese medicine to treat indigestion and increase blood pressure.
  • Ginseng : This can be taken as a tea. It is also good for fertility issues and sexual health.
  • Licorice : Licorice root can be taken in tea form.
  • St. John’s wort : Taken as a tea to increase blood pressure and ease mild depression.

If you are on any medication please consult with your doctor first to prevent any interference that may occur. I also encourage you to explore more research on medications that can further suppress your blood pressure and look for alternative medication.

Exercise with low blood pressure

Excessive workout can lead to people with chronic low blood pressure collapsing or experiencing heart failure. Be sure to have a medical clearance before serious work outs. Stay hydrated, snack in-between meals and keep a positive mind.

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References

Giardina E-G. Cardiovascular effects of caffeine and caffeinated beverages. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search. Accessed March 29, 2019. Guessous I, et al. Blood pressure in relation to coffee and caffeine consumption. Current Hypertension Reports. 2014;16:468.

Understanding over-the-counter (OTC) medications and high blood pressure. American Heart Association. https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/high-blood-pressure/changes-you-can-make-to-manage-high-blood-pressure/understanding-overthecounter-otc-medications-and-high-blood-pressure. Accessed Feb. 11, 2019.