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Cabin fever can be described as a feeling of restlessness and irritability when we are stuck indoors.
Confinement can frustrate what psychologists consider to be our three basic psychological needs:
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Human beings have four major blood types, A, B, AB and O.
Blood cells, like all cells, are covered with molecules called ‘antigens', which depend on our genes. ...
Identified by Dr Karl Landsteiner in 1901, the most common antigens are A and B, and a person with type O blood has neither of the antigens, while some have both of them (Type AB).
Another antigen called RhD was discovered in 1937.
Currently, we have 36 systems to categorize blood types and 346 different antigens, whose exact purpose still remains unknown.
Food provides the cells in our bodies with their fuel: glucose. Our bodies release a certain amount of glucose into the blood and store the rest as glycogen, releasing it as needed. Once that suppl...
Restricting one’s food intake forces the body to start burning stored fat, but complete fasting is not recommended by Scientists, who advise on intermittent fasting, where only 500 to 800 calories are consumed for 2 days in a week, with the rest of the days on a normal diet.
Fasting for longer periods is not recommended without medical supervision.
The mind, as well as our gut bacteria, are positively affected by fasting. The mind is protected by reduction of amyloid proteins during fasting.
The gut bacteria or the microbiome is benefited by the many new species that start to proliferate inside our stomach.
The American Psychological Association (APA) defines Eco-Anxiety as a mental health issue due to climate change. This and other existential threats are processed in the anterior cingulate cortex(ACC), a region of our brain that is also responsible for our behaviour.
Eco-Anxiety cannot be treated as it is not a specific mental health problem (yet), and we need to calm our mind by taking affirmative action. We need to concentrate on what can be controlled, taking step-by-step action, no matter how small it is, like recycling or buying second-hand, to minimize our environmental impact on the planet.