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Functional Mushroom part 2: Lion's Mane

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 If you haven't heard of this mushroom yet, is getting more and more recognised in the last few years and even got an article on Forbes recently, but what are the real benefits and how is this used ? Interesting fact is that not only it's used for medical purposes as supplements but also for culinary too thanks to their taste. Benefits: - Reducing blood glucose Prevention of Diabetes it's another benefit of this functional food and a regular intake has shown a reduced amount of glucose in the blood overtime  - Improving cognitive health From a Japanese study it shows how can improve and prevent our cognitive health, the supplements taken by the patients regularly have shown a better result and when they stopped taking them their abilities where back as it was before the experiment - Protect against ulcers  Thanks to the ability of promoting a healthier gut microbiota and reducing the inflammation, this mix it's one of the most powerful protection against the harmful  ba

FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ City Number 94 Doha - Qatar

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  FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ In this section I will discuss about food purely as enjoyment from an hedonistic point of view.  With specific dishes for each country/city visited personally.  T his page will be  updated regularly  so stay tuned :) And for more content follow me on instagram as well by clicking on this link if you want:  Safkit                 More details and list of all the cities here:  Travelling Dietitian✈ 🇶🇦 Doha - Qatar ☆  Overall Vote: 8/10 ★ Location: Al Aker Sweets حلويات العكر  7  GPM+P5C, Doha, Qatar  ☆  Food: 6.5/10  ★ Recommended to try the Kunafa here as one of the best in town by locals  The quality of the food overall is good with a great range of variety in the menu and if you are not into sweets there are plenty of good restaurants nearby, the main focus is the vibe you can in this location as I will explain now ☆  Vibe: 9.5/10  ★ The number is high because you can get the best traditional view admiring the classic buildings and causally seeing citizens riding

Anxiety and diet, how this can help managing or preventing that, including panic attacks

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There are many factors connected to anxiety and the trigger for that, considering each person is different and has a variety of unique triggers, there are still ways to naturally prevent or reduce these including the diet and in this post I am going to explain why and how to use this on our advantage. Why your diet is going to help? The gut microbiota is responsible for the production of the majority of SEROTONIN and GABA These two are linked to improve the mood and to stabilise it as well which is basically the opposite of anxiety and panic attacks This means that if we manage through the diet to improve your gut microbiota health, the result will be a higher and better productions of the above two and this can regulate the mood in the long term and work as the best prevention and resistance from triggering anxiety. The anti- anxiety diet: In this approach were food is medicine the 2 main points are: - Reducing inflammatory food  When the inflammation is higher (for example due to st

FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ City Number 86 Kyiv - Ukraine

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  FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ In this section I will discuss about food purely as enjoyment from an hedonistic point of view.  With specific dishes for each country/city visited personally.  T his page will be  updated regularly  so stay tuned :) And for more content follow me on instagram as well by clicking on this link if you want:  Safkit                 More details and list of all the cities here:  Travelling Dietitian✈   🇺🇦Kyiv- Ukraine    ☆  Overall Vote: 8 /10 ★       Location:  Larks&owls,  18/1, вулиця Прорізна, Київ, 01001  18/1, Prorizna St, Kyiv, Ukraine, 01001  ☆  Food: 9/10  ★ Coffee and pastry with democratic prices as mentioned in the shop, there is a really good variety of choices and the ingredients are fresh, perfect place if you are lookinf for something healthy and nutricious, regardinge the drinks I would recommed the blue matcha latte  (in the picture) which was full in flavours  ☆  Vibe: 7/10  ★ Located near the city centre, is a small and cozy place, but there is

Acne and diet, how this can help you prevent and improve any related symptoms

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  Topical treatment are not the only way to work with acne and the food we eat plays an important role on preventing breakouts in the first place, and prevention it's always a better solution. Food to avoid: - Alcohol - Sweetened cereal breakfast - Instant cereal and porridge  - Large quantities of whey protein  - Dairy products including the low fat version: because of the bovine growth hormones contained in it which is linked to a higher breakouts  - Food that increases your blood sugar too quickly: like white rice and pasta or sugar, the reason behind this is the hormonal response of our body when higher amount of sugar and carbs are introduced - Fizzy drinks, even the sugar free one due to the sweeteners and other chemicals  What about Chocolate: There is a common misconception leading to think that chocolate consumption is linked to an increased acne breakout, but if we just check the list above we can immediately understand that really depends on what kind of chocolate we are

FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ City Number 78 Bishkek - Kyrgyzstan

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  FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ In this section I will discuss about food purely as enjoyment from an hedonistic point of view.  With specific dishes for each country/city visited personally.  T his page will be  updated regularly  so stay tuned :) And for more content follow me on instagram as well by clicking on this link if you want:  Safkit                 More details and list of all the cities here:  Travelling Dietitian✈ 🇰🇬 Bishkek- Kyrgyzstan     ☆  Overall Vote: 9.5 /10 ★           Location:  Находимся Эркиндик бульвар 36 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan ☆  Food: 10/10  ★ I can say I am agree with all the positive reviews you can read about this place, probably one of the best fried chicken place in the city and one of the best I had, the reason is that even if it's a fried product is not greasy and doesn't feel oily and this result without compromising with the unique taste of it, on top of that there are many other Korean dishes to try, I would recommed the Kimpab  ☆  Vibe: 9/10  ★ Modern

FSMP - food for special medical purposes, what is it and practical examples on what to choose and be aware of

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 FSMP stands for: Food for Special  Medical  Purposes What exactly does it mean? The food has been designed to meet a specific medical requirement to be used for specific medical conditions  The variety in this is wide since the requirements are many and increasing day by day Some practical examples: - Bonebalance: These products help with bone density so their food has increased nutrients aimed for this purpose - Infant formula for special medical purposes  What is the difference with food supplements? Food supplements are used in a balanced diet and they are NOT a medical product and they can slowly improve a deficit with time FSMP are medical product which often needs to be used under medical supervision and are targeted to have a stronger and quicker result for what they claim with research behind this claim. When is needed? When the diet or supplements are not enough and not achieving the desired target and after consulting your Doctor to agree on this. Also when there is any abso

FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ City Number 61 Florence - Italy

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  FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ In this section I will discuss about food purely as enjoyment from an hedonistic point of view.  With specific dishes for each country/city visited personally.  T his page will be  updated regularly  so stay tuned :) And for more content follow me on instagram as well by clicking on this link if you want:  Safkit                 More details and list of all the cities here:  Travelling Dietitian✈ 🇮🇹 Florence - Italy : ☆  Overall Vote: 8/10 ★ Location: Via Nazionale 114/R, 50123 Firenze FI,  Italy ☆  Food: 9/10  ★ Even the most simple dishes are worth a try due to the quality of the ingredients, for example the varieties of ham and cheese just to mention a few and if you choose these, then something unique to combine with are the " coccoline " a fried pizza dough which goes very well with  Regarding the drinks, there are many craft beers to choose from, one of the most famous called: Martellina  ☆  Vibe: 7/10  ★ Not exactly in the centre of the city but e

How to avoid common side effects of statin (Cholesterol medication) and how to prevent taking them in the first place

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 The Benefits: Let's discuss first the reasons why is prescribed and the improvements expected from these kind of medications - Lowering the Cholesterol will reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and angina - Reducing LDL: with regular blood tests you should be able to see the LDL cholesterol levels reducing with time  Type of medication: - Atorvastatin is one of the most famous and commonly prescribed  - Lovastatin, Fluvastatin, Simvastatin are the alternatives, this last one seems to reporter fewer side effects Side effects: Let's discuss now some of the most frequent side effects occurring -  Muscle pain It depends on the person and can be soreness or in certain cases affect your daily activity but is really rare to have serious muscles damages from the statins, so the point is that really depends on how much is affecting your everyday activities - Liver inflammation This is rare but can happen, also need to consider if the inflammation is mild you might continue the medic

FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ City Number 55 Riga - Latvia

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  FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ In this section I will discuss about food purely as enjoyment from an hedonistic point of view.  With specific dishes for each country/city visited personally.  T his page will be  updated regularly  so stay tuned :) And for more content follow me on instagram as well by clicking on this link if you want:  Safkit                 More details and list of all the cities here:  Travelling Dietitian✈ 🇱🇻   Riga - Latvia: ☆ Overall Vote: 7/10 ★ Location:                                Riga - Latvia  Address: Big Bad Bagels BaznÄ«cas iela 8, Centra rajons, RÄ«ga, LV-1010                                       ☆ Food: 8/10  ★ Rated as one of the best food spot near the city centre, the bagels are very fresh and there are many ingredients to personalise it plus all the choices in the menu obviously, same applies to vegan and vegetarian alternatives One of the most popular bagel is the: "Salmon in New York" with cream cheese, red onion, capers and spinach  The one in

Shiitake mushroom: Benefits and tips on how to enhance the absorption of the nutrients

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  Even if you never heard of this mushroom is very famous in east Asia and has been used for centuries and here are some reasons why and also  how to improve the absorption of beneficial nutrients Availability  These mushrooms can be found easily in most of the groceries so not just Asian groceries shop Cost The cost of this is very similar to the most common mushrooms, it might be few cents higher depending on the shop but is still affordable for most budgets Taste Flavour is meaty and versatile for many recipes depending on your taste, especially for soups, salads and meat dishes  Nutrition Is low in calories: 34kcal for 100 gr Good amount fibres: over 2gr per 100 gr  Benefits - Reduces unhealthy fat:  The compounds found, especially the b-glucan can reduce plasma lipid fats and slow down the absorption of them - Support the immune system: Thanks to the vitamins and minerals contained they help to keep the immune system healthy and functional - Reduces the levels of fatigue: Thanks t

FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ City Number 46 Tblisi - Georgia

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  FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ In this section I will discuss about food purely as enjoyment from an hedonistic point of view.  With specific dishes for each country/city visited personally.  T his page will be  updated regularly  so stay tuned :) And for more content follow me on instagram as well by clicking on this link if you want:  Safkit                 More details and list of all the cities here:  Travelling Dietitian✈ 🇬🇪  Tblisi - Georgia : ☆ Overall Vote: 9/10 ★ Location: Restaurant Meama address: 8 ძმები ზდანევიჩების ქუჩა,  თბილისი ☆ Food: 8/10  ★ There are a lot choices in the menu, mostly classic Georgian dishes, so a good idea to try the local cuisine!  Now considering that Georgia is the wine's birthplace (over 8000 years ago) one dish in particular caught my attention: Pork with white wine sauce (as shown in the picture)  The list of wine available in this location it's impressive, so finding the perfect wine to match with this dish was not difficult, the sauce enhance t

Difference between Diastolic and Systolic blood pressure and how to reduce specifically the Diastolic one and why is it important

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Here’s how to understand your diastolic blood pressure number: Normal Between 60 and 80 Stage 1 hypertension 80-89 Stage 2 hypertension 90 or more Hypertensive crisis 120 or more What is defined as TOO LOW: Usually the target is to lower the blood pressure but the side effects is the: Isolated diastolic hypotension This happens when the systolic is normal but the diastolic is low A diastolic level below 60 is usually related to dizziness, feeling tired and low energy Considering all of the above the focus shouldn't be just to lower the blood pressure but to have a balance in the right range, simply not too high and not too low   The Diastolic blood pressure: Is the force exerted when the heart is at rest. It is a common mistake that many Doctors focus more on one number which is the systolic blood pressure that is the highest compared to the diastolic one, but this last one shouldn't be ignored. So here some recommendation on how to keep the balance in the most suitable range W

FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ City Number 39 Marrakech - Morocco

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  FOOD TO EXPLORE ✈ In this section I will discuss about food purely as enjoyment from an hedonistic point of view.  With specific dishes for each country/city visited personally.  T his page will be  updated regularly  so stay tuned :) And for more content follow me on instagram as well by clicking on this link if you want:  Safkit                 More details and list of all the cities here:  Travelling Dietitian✈ 🇲🇦   Marrakech - Morocco : ☆ Overall Vote: 8/10 ★ Location: Restaurant  Chez Chegruoni Medina Marrakech Morocco  North Africa  ☆ Food: 7/10  ★ Tajine is definitely one of the most famous dish in the Moroccan cuisine, as the name comes from the pot where this speciality is served, quite spectacular to watch when you get this served on your table and the sound of the ingredient still boiling/cooking it's something unique. I chose the one with mince which is slow cooked and a great match with the spices ☆ Vibe: 9/10  ★ There are different restaurants in the city centre t