(What you eat, and how much you eat, can affect your ability to conceive a child, in both positive and negative manner. Having a healthy weight helps your body for baby-making.)

To conceive is to become pregnant or to come up with an idea. Both imply planting a seed for something, either a baby or a thought.

Latin roots for conceive (by way of French) point to “take into” either “the womb” or “the mind.” An idea is sometimes called “a seed” or “the seed of an idea,” and conceive means to produce something from inside the mind.

The thing we can’t have is the thing we crave the most. This aphorism is never more true than when it comes to having children. Alarming new research, showing that a woman’s fertility begins to decline at age of 27 — rather than 35 as had long been believed — has brought new urgency to the debate as to ‘right’ age to have a baby. …

(Eating Disorders are serious and complex emotional and physical addictions.)

Eating disorders are the number one killer of all mental illness, a shocking fact that remains unrecognised by society at large.

Environmental, social, biological, and psychological factors all contribute to eating-disorder risk. Early childhood environment and parenting may have a substantial impact. Many sufferers report dysfunctional family histories, with parents who were either emotionally absent or overly involved in their upbringing. As a result, these children may not tolerate stress well, they may have low self-esteem, and they may have difficulty in interpersonal relationships. Children who have been abused either physically, sexually, or psychologically are also highly vulnerable to eating disorders, particularly bulimia. …

SaiBaba, also known as “Sai Baba of Shirdi”, was an Indian guru, yogi and fakir who is regarded by his Hindu and Muslim followers as a saint.

Popular among both Hindus and Muslims,

Shri SaiBaba became a great building force between the two disparate communities. He regularly recited Hindu and Muslim prayers. His Hindu followers considered him to be an avatar or reincarnation of Shiva and Dattatreya and he was regarded as a sadguru and an incarnation of Kabir.

The name ‘Sai Baba’ is a combination of Persian and Indian origin; Sāī (Sa’ih) is the Persian term for “holy one” or “saint”, usually attributed to Islamic ascetics, whereas Bābā is a word, meaning “father” used in Indian languages.

The appellative thus refers to SaiBaba as being a “holy father” or “saintly father”. His parentage, birth details, and life before the age of sixteen are obscure, which has led to a variety of speculations and theories attempting to explain the SaiBaba’s origins.

In his life and teachings, he tried to reconcile Hinduism and Islam:

SaiBaba lived in a mosque, was buried in a Hindu temple, practised Hindu and Muslim rituals, and taught using words and figures that drew from both traditions. One of his well known epigrams says of God: “Allah Maalik” (“God is Master”).

SaiBaba remains a very popular saint, especially in India, and is worshiped by people around the world. He had no love for perishable things and his sole concern was self-realization. He taught a moral code of love, forgiveness, helping others , charity, contentment, inner peace, and devotion to God and Guru.

His philosophy ingrained ‘Shraddha’ meaning faith and ‘Saburi’ meaning compassion. According to him Shraddha and Saburi were the supreme attributes to reach the state of godliness.

He said that everyone was the soul and not the body. He advised his disciples and followers to overcome the negative features of character and develop the good ones. He taught them that all fate was determined by karma. Shirdi SaiBaba remains a popular saint and is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra, southern Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Debate on his Hindu or Muslim origins continues to take place. He is also revered by several notable Hindu and Sufi religious leaders. Some of his disciples received fame as spiritual figures and saints.

Shri SaiBaba left his physical body in October 15, 1918… but he is believed to be with us even more now than he was earlier…

SaiBaba left no written works. All his teachings were oral and catchy. His sayings were short, crisp and in layman language with which the common mass could easily associate. His teachings were the combined elements of Hinduism and Islam.

SaiBaba would ask his followers for money(dakshina), which he would give away to the poor and other devotees, the same day and spendthe rest on buying wood to maintain Dhuni. According to his followers he did it in order to rid them of greed and material attachment.

SaiBaba encouraged charity and the importance of sharing with others. He said: “Unless there is some relationship or connection, nobody goes anywhere. If any men or creatures come to you, do not discourteously drive them away, but receive them well and treat them with due respect. Shri Hari (God) will be certainly pleased if you give water to the thirsty, bread to the hungry, clothes to the naked and your verandah to strangers for sitting and resting. If anybody wants any money from you and you are not inclined to give, do not give, but do not bark at him like a dog.”

Today, Shri Saibaba has millions of devotees in India and abroad. Shirdi, the obscure village in Maharashtra has become a pilgrimage destination much as Bethlehem, Jerusalem or Varanasi. With over 25,000 pilgrims thronging in here each day the number of pilgrims climb to over a hundred thousand on holidays and festival days. There are over 2,000 major Sai temples in different parts of India and 150 abroad in places as far-flung as Canada and Kenya, Singapore and England.

ABSTRACT Social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) offers the opportunity to both enact and respond to public performances of self, as well as to follow and interact with actual public figures.

The main question which have no answer, has risen— why we follow someone / like someones post’s on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Is there any psychological pattern between our brains, which sometimes might be a only reason for misunderstanding between people.

But at the same time, when we talk about Social media, websites like Facebook, Twitter… we choose these platforms to interact with others — people we know or people we don’t know or to make new…

(A woman’s hormonal system is sensitive, so any slight change in hormone levels that lasts for an extended period of time can wreak noticeable effects on the body.)

In the most buoyant, confident and optimistic part of the world, life isn’t exactly happy and stress-free for half its citizens.
The latest study done by Nielsen reveals that Indian women are the most stressed in the world today. An overwhelming 87% of Indian women said they felt stressed most of the time, and 82% had no time to relax.
Another interesting finding correlated degree of stress with spending and consuming habits.
Interestingly, Indian women, while claiming to be the most stressed, were also most likely to spend disposable income on themselves. Upwards of three quarters of Indian women admitted they would spend on beauty and health items, while 96% said they would buy clothing.
One explanation may rest in what would seem to be clearly evolving work patterns to which societal and family structures have yet to adapt, a reality leaving women responsible for both the pursuit of a modern career and a traditional home life.
{And add to a study conducted (originally reported by the Telegraph) which found that women, biologically speaking, are more vulnerable to stress than men}.
In the study,researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, found that the brains of females are more sensitive to hormones produced at times of angst and thought to be involved in stress management.
The reason of stress & hormonal imbalances (depression, anxiety, etc) found in women have resulted the use of toxic metals like Cadmium , Nickel & Lead in Chinese jewelry which have already raised the alarms.
Report by U.S. regulators have recalled more than 200,000 pieces of jewelry containing the metal, which can be toxic in high levels.
Nickel toxicity, specifically, was evaluated by researchers at Michigan State University who found it presented a multi-tiered toxic attack. First, nickel causes essential metal imbalances. It severely disrupts enzyme action and regulation. Finally, it causes and contributes to a high amount of ‘oxidative stress’.
Nickel exposure introduces ‘free radicals’ which lead to oxidative damage and may also affect the kidneys and liver.
Researchers at Dominican University of California have linked nickel exposure to breast cancer.
How? Well, nickel is believed to bind to estrogen receptors and mimic the actions of estrogen. It is well established that lifetime estrogen exposure is a breast cancer risk factor and unfortunately, even this “imposter estrogen” contributes to the risk.
Additionally, nickel has been identified as a toxin that severely damages reproductive health and can lead to infertility, miscarriage, birth defects, and nervous system defects.
Also avoid plastics made from or including BPA, PET, PVC and Styrofoam is a hormone disruptor; it mimics estrogen in the body and has been linked to obesity, anxiety and a common brain tumor called meningioma, among other problems.

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Another Report from Beijing — The cupcake-shaped pendants came in shades of blue and pink, studded with rhinestones. Meant for little girls, they hung on simple ‘faux silver necklaces’ and cost as little as $8 (sold at numerous national retail chains, including Wal-Mart and Claire’s.
And they were potentially deadly, according to consumer advocates. This type of cheap costume jewelry made with the metal cadmium, which can be toxic at high levels, is at the heart of the latest “made in China” scare.

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According to a report from Healthystuff.org and the environmental non-profit group The Ecology Center, said buying some types of costume jewelry could be harmful, {especially in India, because of high demand of Low — cost products (firstly by importers, secondly by middle- men, thirdly by shopkeepers & lastly by customers)}.
They also said, “These aren’t lawless companies; they’re smaller companies who face enormous pressure and will do whatever they can do to lower their price,” said Chris Devereux, founder of Chinasavvy, a sourcing company with offices in China, the U.S. and Britain.
A manager at Ruyi Accessories, a jewelry factory in Zhejiang province, said a ton of zinc alloy — which U.S. officials recommend Chinese manufacturers use instead of lead — would cost his company 28,000 yuan or $4,100, but a ton of cadmium would be just half of that.
“The key to this problem is price. We can produce lead-free, cadmium-free, 100% safe products, but the price of such products is never cheap,” said the manager, Zeng.

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{And if you’re still set on ‘plastic’, try to assess ‘what type you’re buying’ by looking for a “chasing arrow” symbol on the bottom of the toy.}
As with all plastic products, avoid the numbers 1 (PET), 3(PVC) and 6 (Styrofoam), and seek out those marked “BPA-free.”
PET and PVC (also known as vinyl) are softened with phthalates. Even low levels of phthalates have been linked to birth defects, obesity and asthma.
Styrofoam takes 500 years to degrade, dissolves into tiny bits that end up in the ocean, is rarely recyclable and last year, it was assessed as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” by the government.
And BPA, used to harden plastics, is a hormone disruptor; it mimics estrogen in the body and has been linked to obesity, anxiety and a common brain tumor called meningioma, among other problems.

Conclusion :
In the modern Living, we consume healthy diets, improved living ever than before, even though we suffer (both men & women, even children with some kind of illness, etc in our daily life).

The combinations / the chemical reactions which have been proved mental illness, “Stress”, artificial depressive feelings due to improper eating habits.. & also due to adaption of excess modernization habits.

Those who are the in-charge of the billion vs billion (infinity) dollar companies, people who wants to gain more & more profits through these job–works especially (in china) are researching more technically to get more profitable results.

Billion dollar companies which are interconnected / interdependent on each other –
• Internet (distribution, components making, advertising, funding)
• Medication {stress (hormonal imbalances, mental illness, depression, mood swings, puberty, hygiene, contraceptives, cosmetics, Malnutrition, HIV / aids, medical Insurance, etc. )
• Online shopping (big giants — worldwide… Pleasure / adult toys, lubricants, etc., funding)
• Mobiles, tablets & computers (manufacturing, apps, funding)
• Addiction to alcohol, tobacco, drugs (funding)
It’s better to use app’s for traveling purposes only (using apps on mobiles, small screens have been resulted some psychological effects on the Brain).
For more knowledge, study these terms — neurology, cortex
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nephron
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bowman%27s_capsule.

(Coffee is a psychoactive substance.)

Coffee, the most popular hot drink today was an accidental discovery. The ingredient caffeine has several positive effects on nervous system. This refreshes the mind and can make anyone feel better almost instantly.

Coffee is the second most sold commodity (after tea, before beer) around the world. Coffee stands second as oil (fuel) secured the first place in the list of most sold commodities around the globe.

This is definitely the most consumed drink. Approximately 500 billion cups of coffee have been consumed which far exceeds the current global population of 7.19 billion people.

There are about fifty different species of coffee. In different parts of the world, these coffee beans are grown naturally.

Recently, scientists are researching on other use of coffee beans. Some researches revealed that coffee beans may replace fossil fuel and work in motor engines in next centuries.

If you’re willing to consume more caffeine, you should buy the light roasted coffee beans. Dark roasted coffee beans contain less caffeine than the lighter beans.

Drinking coffee can help you burn fat. Coffee is good for your liver.

People who drink four cups of coffee a day are 80% less likely to develop cirrhosis, a condition that develops from several diseases affecting the liver. Although we don’t recommend that much caffeine in your daily diet.

Studies have shown that drinking caffeine can increase your metabolism 3 to 11%. It’s one of the few chemicals that can actually help with fat burning, so might as well drink up!

Caffeine improves your performance when working out.

Caffeine increases your levels of adrenaline, and releases fatty acids from fat tissues, leading to a better physical performance by those who consume caffeine before working out.

Caffeine starts working quickly.

It only takes ten minutes to start feeling the effects of caffeine after you take a sip of coffee, so drink up.

Also, Coffee contains important nutrients you need to survive.

A single cup of coffee contains 11% of the daily recommended amount of Riboflavin (vitamin B2), 6% of Pantothenic Acid (vitamin B5), 3% of Manganese and Potassium, and 2% of Niacin and Magnesium.

Iced coffee is more expensive because it uses more resources.

From plastic cups to napkins to double brewing (re-brewing coffee a second time to make it stronger), the resources needed for iced coffee are more numerous (and expensive!) than hot coffee is. All of that adds up, and it causes establishments to charge more for their iced drinks than their hot-beverage counterparts.

Caffeine is actually crystals.

The buzz you feel after drinking coffee is actually from ingesting tiny 0.0016-inch crystals of caffeine.

Coffee can help you live a longer and healthier life.

Coffee isn’t actually that dehydrating.

Caffeine was once thought to be a significant diuretic, but that’s actually not true. Unless it’s consumed in large quantities (more than 500 to 600 mg a day, or two coffees) there aren’t such negative effects. In fact, studies have shown that urine output isn’t significantly changed when a person drinks a caffeinated beverage, rather than something non-caffeinated like water. So, as long as you enjoy your coffee in moderation, there’s not much to worry about.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/coffee

How to Get the Right Kind of Emotional Support.

Being “supportive” means different things to different people.

The topic ‘lend a helping hand’ and research has showed that one of the fastest ways to be happier and more content is to help others.

How awesome is that?

Think about the last time you were stressed, stuck and needed help, only to have someone reach out and offer it to you. How good did that feel? And I bet it felt just as wonderful for the person offering their help. In fact, I can guarantee it.

A recent series of University of Iowa studies suggests that “supportive” has almost as many interpretations as ”commitment” or “love.” For instance, a five year study of 103 newly married husbands and wives identified four kinds of support: physical comfort and emotional support (listening and empathizing, taking your spouse’s hand, giving your spouse a hug), esteem support (expressing confidence in your partner, providing encouragement), informational support (giving advice, gathering information), and tangible support (taking on responsibilities so your spouse can deal with a problem, helping to brainstorm solutions to a problem).
Apparently, it’s too much of the wrong kind of support that wreaks the most havoc in relationships.

Believe in your spouse

As you got to know your spouse, you began to see something inside him or her that set him apart from all others. It’s one of the reasons you fell in love and decided to get married. That special something — that spark and charm — should be enough reasons to believe that your spouse can fulfill career goals just as he or she has accomplished personal goals (like marrying you). Tell your spouse you believe in him or her but also prove it. Keep track of his or her career and applaud at the appropriate moments. When things are not going so well, you can provide encouragement for your spouse by offering a pep talk — “You are great at what you do and things will get better because you’re great at what you do and I love you no matter what happens.” You can also help your spouse get his or her mind off work on days off by doing something fun together. Now is a great time to head to a theme park, take in a movie, or go dancing. …

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something of an invisible epidemic

Childhood abuse may be the most common cause of PTSD in women, 10% of whom suffer from PTSD (compared to 5% for men) at some time in their lives, but many other types of psychological trauma can cause the disorder — car accidents, military combat, rape and assault. Symptoms of PTSD include intrusive memories, nightmares, flashbacks, increased vigilance, social impairment and problems with memory and concentration.

It’s Not Just Psychological,
While such symptoms are commonly understood to be psychological problems, some or all of them may well be related to the physical effects of extreme stress on the brain.

Recent studies have shown that victims of childhood abuse and combat veterans actually experience physical changes to the ‘hippocampus’, a part of the brain involved in learning and memory, as well as in the handling of stress. …

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO1avUS5oEw

What Is Stress?

Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. When people feel stressed by something going on around them, their bodies react by releasing chemicals into the blood. These chemicals give people more energy and strength, which can be a good thing if their stress is caused by physical danger. But this can also be a bad thing, if their stress is in response to something emotional and there is no outlet for this extra energy and strength. …

This Bukowski poem reminds us of the power of writing, and make us feel good about putting pen to paper. 

Writing often it is the only thing between you and impossibility.

no drink, no woman’s love, no wealth can match it.

nothing can save you except writing.

it keeps the walls from failing.

the hordes from closing in. it blasts the darkness.

writing is the ultimate psychiatrist, the kindliest god of all the gods.

writing stalks death.

it knows no quit.

and writing laughs at itself, at pain.

it is the last expectation, the last explanation. that’s what it is.

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