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A chronotype is what a person's sleep cycle calls under, whether they're a night owl, an early bird, or somewhere in between.
One's chronotype is determined by a combination of nature and nurture. Respectively, one's genes determine whether one prefers to be awake late at night or early in the morning; whereas nurture is how we choose our lifestyle.
What you participate in or what your daily activities are are usually what reinforces your chronotype.
Being in a bad place mentally is extremely difficult when going through it alone, however, the good thing about the modern world is it offers three main sources for solace:
When administered correctly, the medicine we get from our psychiatrist helps correct the chemical imbalances of our brain that help us get through our daily lives.
The side effects of these may range from nausea to sleepiness, but with it, we'd be able to function... more or less.
These are psychiatric sessions that last around 6 to 10 hours where we learn techniques to argue rationally with our irrational mind.
Our internal persecutors like paranoia, low self-esteem, shame, and panic, will be tackled. We'll then be able to distinguish facts from irrational thoughts.
At a first glance, it seems like psychotherapy is not an option you'd like to get yourself involved in since it requires a large amount of your time, active engagement, and sustained emotional efforts.
However, psychotherapy is a great way to correct our self-ignorance in the most profound ways. It provides a safe space to let ourselves heal consciously.
There are some projects that we aren't able to finish in a day, but luckily for us, there's always a chance to finish it tomorrow.
So whatever task you have left from work, jot it down so you won't forget about it.
Work hours are up! It's time to get some relaxation going and it's harder to relax with constant buzzing from your work e-mail and it's extremely tempting to check them.
Practice "Out of sight, out of mind."
Either you just take a walk around the block for 15 minutes or have an extreme workout session at the gym, it can help get your mind off of work.
Sometimes its better to get your blood going, stretch your limbs, and transition into relaxation mode.
After a long day of working, call a friend and just share laugh with them. Or just have an intimate conversation with your significant other.
"A simple video call with your loved ones is just a humanizing feeling, it helps us reconnect and regenerate the jolt to put the workday behind."
Everyone who's been to a spa knows how relaxing the atmosphere of the place. You can do that too at home by lighting an aromatic candle, lights down low, some calm relaxing music playing in the background, and a diffuser with green tea and bamboo oil is scenting up the place.
De-stress yourself with those and include a little stretching here and there, but don't forget to drink your water.
Another day has passed and it's time to wind yourself down again. Meditation changes our state of mind. It can energize you, soothe calmness into you, or even both. It allows our bodies to become present in the moment.
If meditation isn't for you, there are other ways to sooth yourself like the box-breathing method, or yoga.
Milk offers a place where numerous pathogens grow and increase in numbers, including those that may cause tuberculosis, scarlet fever, E. coli, and more.
Before pasteurization, raw milk has been many milk-related diseases and deaths; only after the pasteurization process was introduced, milk-related diseases dropped drastically.
It now is able to disinfect food and inactivate soilage enzymes without significantly diminishing nutrient levels, this includes both thermal and non-thermal processes.
If you are worried about the amount of protein in your diet, you are probably eating more than enough.
Many people think if a meal has protein in it, it is full of health and goodness. Food companies are profitably adding to anything they can. You can now buy protein bars, protein shakes, protein noodles, protein bagels, protein cookies and even protein coffee.
Protein, along with fat and carbohydrate, is one of the three basic macronutrients, and probably the most important.
Protein contains nitrogen, without which we cannot grow or reproduce. Protein contains nine amino-acids that we can only get from food. Without them, our hair, nails, bones, muscles and immune system would be severely weakened.
According to official guidelines, a minimum of 0.8g of protein a day per kilogram of body weight is recommended. Yet, the average person in the US and Canada gets a full 90g a day, 20% more than the recommended amount. The average European consumes 85g of protein a day, and the average Chinese person 75g.
We hope our protein-enhanced food will lead us to better health, yet singling out protein can lead to an unbalanced view of health.
We can only understand the intensity of our protein obsession as a part of a broader set of dietary battles.
The tendency to think about what we consume in terms of nutrients, rather than real whole ingredients, means making the same old mistakes about nutrition in a new way.
Certain people, such as athletes, may require more than the minimum recommendation of 0.8g per kilo of bodyweight. The problem is that when we think more protein is better, we don't know when to stop. This fixation with protein can ultimately become a form of an eating disorder.
Adding extra protein beyond our needs tends to shorten our lifespan. It can also harm people with underlying kidney or liver problems.
Ultra-processed whey is not the same as salmon, either in nutrition or in the experience of eating it. Salmon will be high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12, whereas whey protein is low in vitamins, most minerals and fat-free.
Many view vegetable proteins such as lentils and peas as "low quality" compared with meat, eggs, and dairy, even though they contain all essential amino acids in smaller amounts. With a varied diet, this shouldn't matter.
Our protein needs do not remain the same over the human lifespan. 0.8g per kilogram of body weight may be enough for a young adult, but from age 50 onwards, protein requirements increase as we progressively lose muscle.
Most people who can afford a high-protein plate already eat enough protein. But economic circumstances force many people into protein malnutrition, as noticed among elderly people admitted to hospital. The deficit of protein is indeed part of a problem - that the wrong people ask if they are eating enough protein.