Yoram Yasur Rubin: 5 Factors that exacerbate allergy symptoms

Yoram Yasur Rubin | The role of vitamin B12 in the body is to help transform food into energy. In addition, vitamin B12 protects cells by preventing them from suffering anemia.

Disease decreasing the amount of oxygen that red blood cells carry and receive cells. These are two of the reasons why it is so important to maintain vitamin B12 levels in a healthy range.

And if the levels are not balanced, you will notice these symptoms …

1. Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet:
Without myelin, nerves can be damaged. And vitamin B12 is precisely what helps in the production of myelin.

So if you have vitamin D deficiency, one of the symptoms that you have is numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.

2. Exhaustion:
Being tired all the time can be a sign that you are not getting enough vitamin B12.

Because when this vitamin is lacking, the blood cells do not develop properly and cannot carry enough oxygen, and this lack of oxygen is what makes you feel exhausted.

3. Pale or yellowish:
The skin is the largest organ of the body and loss of its healthy appearance is one of the first signs that have a vitamin deficiency.

And if the cells are not getting enough oxygen, a pale or yellowish skin will be one of the first warning signs.

4. Vegan or vegetarian diet:

Since vitamin B12 is only found in animal derivatives (meat, eggs, chicken, etc.).

If you’re vegan or vegetarian you must find another source of this vitamin B, generally in the form of supplements.

5. You have diabetes:
Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Not all people who suffer from diabetes also suffer from lack of vitamin B12, but according to studies in England and India these two diseases appear to be related”.

6. You are depressed:

Although depression has many causes, one of which may be purely chemical and responsible can be a vitamin B12 deficiency. When you lack vitamin B, you produce less serotonin, a transmitter that regulates the functioning of your brain and your moods, usually causing no current depression.

7. You take medicines for heartburn:
“Vitamin B12 needs an acidic environment to break down and be absorbed by your body”. So if you take medication to reduce stomach acid you may be preventing your body process vitamin B12.

If you discover you have one or more of these symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, consult your doctor.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: Helping a patient with Parkinson´s

Yoram Yasur Rubin | Parkinson’s disease, one that is more prevalent in our society. It is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that leads the patient to a progressive disability. Being a degenerative disease, drug treatment is aimed at improving the quality of life of patients. The technology is also rowing in the same direction, and in recent years they have developed various devices like the glove that limits hand tremors. Specially designed for Parkinson’s patients.

Parkinson’s patients often have mobility problems in their body. They may suffer :

  • tremors at rest
  • lack of flexibility and stiffness in muscles (which limits their mobility)
  • bradykinesia or slowness of movement (since muscles are activated too slowly or at the wrong time)
  • and loss of muscle reflexes, which leads to increased muscle fatigue

One of the most characteristic disorders of Parkinson’s patients is the difficulty with walking and balance. These disorders are dangerous, especially if they suffer together with any of the other symptoms. Because they can facilitate falls to the ground, and thus possible bone fractures and its consequences. And also accelerate the process of social isolation, especially when it comes to elderly patients.

Maintain range of motion of the joints in patients with Parkinson’s and avoid a sedentary lifestyle to which they can cling is very important to their quality of life:

Encourage patients to do exercises and keep moving in their day to day, and to accompany actively in this process

Also participating in the exercises and walks, it is one of the best things we can do for them.

In addition, in our homes, we must facilitate as much as possible the movement to patients. If we live with a Parkinson’s patient we can install grab bars in the bathroom. So that they can easily get in and out, changing the bathtub for a shower. Arranging furniture with an arrangement that is simple for them and not to obstruct their march… In short, make life and movement easier.

Exercises that can be done with Parkinson’s patients:

The best exercises you can do with them are those that recreate everyday situations in their daily lives. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Simple movements for us as they may be getting out of bed or sit and get up from a chair can become very difficult for them, so we can practice them with the patient, finding the easiest and most comfortable when they can do so”.

For improving gait and balance, we can go for a walk with them, at their own pace, and perform with them changes of direction in our march. As it is one of the situations that most problems posed to them. We can also improve arm swing during the walk, which tends to get lost in these patients.

“Something very important is to teach them to fall safely”. It is possible that due to the lack of balance at some point they end up on the floor. So teaching them to always fall with their hands in front of the body, and also to rise autonomously it is important for those suffering from this disease.

 

 

Yoram Yasur Rubin: Types of lettuce

Yoram Yasur Rubin | Who doesn’t love a good salad? All types of lettuce are low in calories and fat, and have a good amount of fiber, however, not all types are the same. While it is true that most types of lettuce provide the same vitamins and minerals, some varieties have a significantly greater amount of some nutrients.

Among the types of lettuce are:

Romaine lettuce:

100 g. of this lettuce have 17 calories and 0.3 grams of total fat, and no cholesterol. The total amount of carbohydrates in this portion is 3.3 grams and 2.1 grams of dietary fiber.

It also provides 116% of the daily value of vitamin A, 40% of the daily value of vitamin C, 34% of the daily value of folic acid, 128% of the daily requirement of vitamin K, and small amounts of vitamins E, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.

Iceberg lettuce:

100 g of iceberg lettuce, has 14 calories, 0.14 grams of total fat and 0.018 grams of saturated fat. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “No cholesterol, and total amount of carbohydrates, is 3 grams and 1.2 grams of dietary fiber”.

It also provides 10% of vitamin A, 30% of the daily requirement of vitamin K and small amounts of vitamin C, vitamin E, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, folic acid, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.

Green leaf lettuce:

100 g of green leaf lettuce contains 15 calories and 0.15 grams of total fat, 2.8 grams of carbohydrates and 1.3 grams of dietary fiber. It also provides 217% of the daily requirement of vitamin K, 148% of the daily value of vitamin A, 30% of the daily value of vitamin C and 13% of the daily value of manganese and small amounts of vitamin E, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, folic acid, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, zinc, copper and selenium.

Oak leaf lettuce:

100 g of oak leaf lettuce is 16 calories, 0.22 grams of total fat, no saturated fat or cholesterol, and 2.3 grams of carbohydrates and 0.9 grams of dietary fiber.

“It also provides 175% of the daily requirement of vitamin K, 150% of the daily value of vitamin A, and small amounts of vitamins C, E, B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, folic acid, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium”.

 

 

Yoram Yasur Rubin: Kefir

Yoram Yasur Rubin | Although it has long been known that this is a very healthy food and easily assimilated by the body, kefir still remains greatly unknown for many people. That is why today we want to talk about the properties and health benefits of kefir.

What is kefir?

Kefir is a mixture of non-pathogenic bacteria and yeasts that when coupled with milk or water -the two methods of making- ferments and gives a substance with very similar texture to yogurt. Despite their similarity, there are many people who consider kefir healthier, both for its high nutrient content and probiotics, such as how beneficial it is for digestion and intestinal health.

Here we have some of the major health benefits of kefir:

Kefir is a fantastic source of nutrients. In just 175 ml of a kefir drink we find the following nutrients:

  • 6 grams of protein
  • 20% of the RDA of calcium
  • 20% of the daily recommended phosphorus
  • Vitamin-B12: 14% of the recommended daily dose
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 19% of the recommended daily dose
  • Magnesium: 5% of the recommended daily dose
  • Large amount of vitamin D

All this in a little more than 100 calories, 8 grams of carbohydrates and from 3 to 6 grams of fat, depending on the milk used. Also, kefir contains a variety of bioactive, including organic acids and peptides that benefit health.

Benefits of Kefir for our health:

– Kefir is a more powerful probiotic yoghurt. Certain microorganisms can be beneficial to health when ingested. Known as probiotics, these microorganisms can affect health in many ways, including digestion, weight control and mental health.

– Improves bone health and reduces the risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is characterized by progressive deterioration of bone tissue. Although it is more common among older women, it can occur much earlier, and carries an increased risk of bone fractures.

“The most appropriate way to improve bone health and also slow the progression of osteoporosis is to eat the required amount of calcium plus vitamin D, which is essential for absorption”.

– Besides being a great source of calcium, kefir also has lots of vitamin K2. This nutrient plays a vital role in calcium metabolism to the point that has been shown to dramatically reduce fractures. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Recent studies have also shown that kefir in animals increases calcium absorption by bone cells, thereby improving bone density and helping prevent fractures”.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: 7 amazing uses that banana peels have at home

Yoram Yasur Rubin | You will not believe all you can do with banana peels! Before discovering this, banana peels went straight to the trash. Because I never thought banana peels could have many practical uses at home! Surely when you discover how useful they are you also will stop throwing them away …

No 1. Feed tomato plants:

You probably do not know this, but tomato plants love banana peels! All you have to do is wrap the banana peels around the base of the plant to absorb nutrients as it grows.

No 2. Fertilizer for houseplants:

If you eat bananas you and your houseplants eat the shell with this simple trick (Soak a banana peel in a jar of water. Then add 5 parts of ordinary water to that mixture and water your plants with that) you will have a homemade houseplants fertilizer.

No 3. Make compost:

The compost will serve to fertilize all plants and banana peels are perfect for making compost. Not only provides a lot of nutrients, but also breaks down quickly.

No 4. Relieves rash and itching:

Banana peels are great for relieving all kinds of rashes and itching from insect bites to outbreaks of psoriasis. All you have to do is rub the inside of the banana peel on the affected skin area.

No. 5. Feeding animals:

Did you know that there are certain animals that love the banana peels? So if you have rabbits, chickens, pigs or cattle, you can give them banana peels. And if you have, you can give them to a neighbor who does have these kinds of animals.

No 6. Make more tender meat:

This will surprise you: did you know that a banana peel added to a baking dish can make the meat more tender? The banana peel will help keep the meat from drying out and staying hard. Awesome! So, next time you are planning a barbeque, make sure to have some bananas at home, so you can use banana peels to have the juiciest meat ever!

No 7. Polish leather and silver:

Forget about buying expensive leather and silver polishers! Yoram Yasur Rubin: “All you need is to rub the inside of a banana peel against shoes, purses or leather clothing, or against silver cutlery and accessories, and then rub with a soft cloth”.

These are amazing applications that banana peels gives us, don’t doubt to try them out!

“You won´t regret it and you’ll be saving up money and helping the environment and nature!”

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Yoram Yasur Rubin: Excessive sweating? You’ll love to know these 9 tricks to do with your deodorant

Yoram Yasur Rubin | That thing of sweating all day… is not pleasant and believe me, it can come to an end!. To achieve this, you just have to effectuate the use of deodorant. I’ll show you

No.1 First, you know the difference between deodorant and antiperspirant?

It is very important to know the difference between these two little friends: deodorant only helps to fight odor, while antiperspirant also reduce sweat.

No. 2 Use the proper application technique:

How do I apply it? Try to apply the deodorant or antiperspirant evenly over your entire armpit. Let no remaining free space!

No. 3 Beware of hair:

If you have underarm hair it will be much more difficult for the antiperspirant or deodorant to penetrate well in your skin. For this reason, in those days before waxing, it is important that you make sure that the product reaches your skin so you can fulfill its function

No. 4 You thought to apply it every night?

The reality is that if you used to apply it in the morning, you’re making a big mistake: experts recommend doing it at night. What’s the reason? At this time the body is usually colder, so the amount of sweat is less. As a result, the sweat glands are more receptive to product components and penetration is much more effective.

No. 5 You can apply it asoften as you want:

If you apply it correctly you will not need to do it more than once a day, but if you want to, go ahead! You can apply the product as much times as you like in the day if you feel cooler.

No. 6 Do not apply it after showering

Isn’t this something you do almost by inertia? We take a bath before starting the day and automatically apply deodorant after leaving the shower. And it is a big mistake! With wet skin the products chemicals that prevent odor to invade our lives cannot act properly.

No. 7 Buy the brand that you like the scent:

If you prefer to use the antiperspirant or men deodorant, do it! The only thing that varies is the fragrance; the ingredients are the same.

No. 8 Switch brands every few months:

As with hair and shampoo, armpits may become immune to one type or brand of deodorant. Given this reality, if you notice that the product no longer fulfills its function, it is time to switch it with another!

No. 9 Apply it anywhere:

Sweat not only invades our armpits, it also appears in places like the hands, under the breasts, between the thighs and feet. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “For this reason, if you prefer an antiperspirant it will be great to apply it in the most vulnerable areas; just be careful with the most sensitive places to avoid any irritation”.

Now you know what you have to do to combat excessive sweating and feeling scented throughout the day. I drew my own conclusions and would rather opt for the antiperspirant. What will be your choice?

 

 

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Yoram Yasur Rubin: Lactose intolerance

Yoram Yasur Rubin | In mammals, including humans, breastfeeding is important for the phase of development of babies and very young children. But then they do not need to drink milk. So we are genetically programmed so the production of lactase (the enzyme that breaks down lactose into glucose for absorption by the digestive system). It is reduced to almost nothing starting at 4 years.
Tolerant people should be a minority. This because they are individuals who have inherited a genetic mutation that allows keeping taking milk into adulthood (because it continues to produce lactase).

However, digesting milk became an evolutionary advantage at times and in places in history. Especially in Northern Europe, where livestock was almost the only way to survive.
Thus, people who tolerated lactose survived while those who could not digest milk were gradually disappearing over many generations.

The result is that today 99% of Swedes perfectly tolerate lactose, while only 2% of Thais do.

 

Yasur lactose intolerance

What happens when you’re not lactose tolerant?

People whose bodies have stopped producing lactase can’t break down lactose into glucose. Which happens to be fermented by bacteria in the gut.

“This fermentation is what causes the most bothersome symptoms of lactose intolerance. Such as gas, bloating, and in some more severe cases diarrhea”.
The problem is that many products and even the unlikeliest contain milk. It is easy to guess that lactose may be in dairy products such as cheese, creams or yoghurt.

But many other dishes include some milk in its composition.

The only way to know is to read the ingredient list of packages.
To confirm it definitively, it is best to go to your doctor, who can guide you.

Specifically, there are very simple breath tests that allow diagnosis. Various measures of the composition of exhaled air are:

A fasting, another a few minutes after taking a solution with lactose, and another later.

Yoram Yasur Rubin:

“Lactose intolerance is noted through a variation of hydrogen in the breath”.

 

How to live well when you’re lactose intolerant?

Do not worry, you do not have to move to Thailand. Where almost everyone is lactose intolerant, and therefore the food is adapted.

Today in Europe there are taking steps to this market that even minority, is very relevant.

Increasingly lactose-free products are sold around the world, including dairy products.

Just you have to be careful what you eat and adapt your eating style.
It can be a bit annoying to have to always be aware of the labels and the composition of the dishes in restaurants.

But the tradeoff is more welfare and stop suffering these discomforts, so it is worth it.

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Yoram Yasur Rubin: The best foods to sleep well

Yoram Yasur Rubin | If you’re lying hours staring at the ceiling or turning over in bed because it costs you a lot to fall sleep, here I come with a solution to combat insomnia that maybe you had not thought of.

Expecting little sheep to appear? Do not do that! I have an easier solution: go to the kitchen to get some food to sleep.

That’s right, in the kitchen are magic foods such well, and actually, not so magic’s to help you sleep quickly and achieve a deep sleep.

Its properties promote relaxation of the body so that will prepare you to rest.

 

Foods to sleep well

 

Foods that help sleep:

Almonds:

Almonds are a food that provides many health benefits, including helping us to sleep. Why? Well, these nuts are rich in magnesium and tryptophan amino acid, a combination of nutrients that promotes instant relaxation to sleep.

Cherries:

What can be more delicious than almonds accompanied with a handful of cherries?

Better! Sour cherries have melatonin, a hormone that our body produces naturally also to regulate cycles of sleep and wakefulness. Therefore, it is very effective for the treatment of insomnia.

Bananas:

Bananas or plantain contain magnesium and potassium, two minerals that promote relaxation in tired muscles, which consequently prepares your body to rest.

Oats:

Drinking a glass of warm milk before bedtime helps you fall asleep quickly.

So how about combining it with a bowl of oatmeal and some berries, as you do in your breakfast?

It is a healthy, nutritious and a meal that at night prepares you to sleep like a bear.

“Oats are also a great source of fiber”.

Edemames:

Do you know these vegetables? The edamame pods are immature soybeans, which are usually boil in salted water and served whole.

It is recommended as a snack before bedtime food. You can eat them with a little rice for a nutritious combination of carbohydrates and protein.

Tea:

What a pleasure to drink a hot cup of tea before going to bed, especially in the winter, right?

But try not to have caffeine, because instead of helping you sleep you will achieve the opposite: it will keep your mind alert and awake longer, even when your body is physically tired.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “the best you can do is avoid caffeine after four o´clock”

If you want more help with your insomnia consult a doctor since this can be a more severe thing like having sleep apnea or more serious problems to fall asleep.

You can also go for natural medicines such as specific teas designed to make you fall asleep or natural pills.

 

Yoram Yasur Rubin: Dangerous food for your health

Yoram Yasur Rubin | Do you feel tired all the time, with no energy? Maybe you feel that you are always in a bad mood, or that you have to patience at all.

Remember that phrase that says that we are what we eat? Well, is totally true! There are some foods that are really good for our body and mind, and on the contrary, there are others that will harm our health.

We must pay attention to what we are taking to our mouth!

Meats and sausages:

Bad news for bacon lovers…a study revealed a correlation between the consumption of processed meat and cholesterol levels, according to the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, people that eat too much bacon, have higher cholesterol levels. While people who eat darker fish (salmon and tuna) have better health, get sick much less and recover quicker from diseases.

Soy:

A study at the School of Public Health at Harvard found that soy intake was associated with a reduction in sperm count. With only 99 participants, the study was quite small. But the results are alarming if your partner prefers cereal with a splash of soymilk. The study found that men, who had the lowest sperm count, had an average intake of soy of half a portion.

Refined carbohydrates:

Foods with refined carbohydrates (cookies, white pasta, chips, etc.) increases the production of tryptophan, a hormone that makes people being sleepy. Besides, processed carbohydrates like white bread and white rice are stripped of bran and the germ, two nutrients that contain fiber. Without fiber, it will slow digestion and cause constipation, also known as the worst enemy of energy, good mood and positive attitude.

Alcohol:

Everybody knows that alcohol can harm your body and mind. Having a glass of red wine every night is great, is even recommended by doctors in order to keep good circulation, lower tension, good cholesterol levels, and to reduce stress. But, having alcoholic drinks every day will harm your kidneys, stomach, will make you fat, and will affect your personal relationships. So, the best advice is to be moderated about alcohol consumption.

We all know what we should eat and what we should avoid. It is not a secret recipe.

We should increase the consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, skim milk, fiber and of course, keep our body well hydrated.

“If we follow those simple rules, we will have a healthy life, our body will react better to changes, to getting old, and our immune system will be strong to be able to overcome diseases”.

 

 

Yoram Yasur Rubin: 9 compelling reasons to get naked more often

Yoram Yasur Rubin | Time to take off all our clothes! Many people just get naked for strictly necessary reasons.

But your life will change dramatically if you dress more often in the suit that nature gave you.

Its benefits are immeasurable and believe me once you adapt to it will be difficult to return.

Here I leave you nine reasons to convince you that you should go naked more often.

1. Burn fat:

It has been found that walking naked stimulates the production of fat cells or good fats, which accumulate in the area of the upper back, chest, and shoulders.

During this process, the dark fat white fat cells or bad fats are eliminated.

2. Prevent Alzheimer’s:

By walking barefoot you will be more exposed to stimuli through sensitive feet. This results in the formation of interneuron connections.

“This is exactly what is needed to prevent this terrible disease”.

3. Improves the immune system:

By exposing the skin to ultraviolet rays of sunlight, the skin produces more vitamin D, which plays an important role in the immune system. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Vitamin D also strengthens bones because it facilitates the absorption of calcium”.

4. Save clothes and money:

If a portion of your time do not need clothes, you’re going to wash less and, in fact, you´ll buy fewer clothes in the long run.

5. The skin benefits

Clothing tends to retain toxins and waste sweat on the skin surface. By walking naked, your skin will eliminate much better these elements and remain less exposed to infections and blockages in the pores.

6. It gives you a sense of vulnerability:

Psychologically, clothing is a form of protection. Taking your clothes off (not for bathing) gives you the feeling of being stripped or exposed, which reminds us what our true essence from the physical point of view is. Undoubtedly, you are like God brought you into the world.

7. Improved self-esteem:

Once you see your naked body it becomes a habit, it is very likely start to feel really comfortable. You will begin to accept those small imperfections, and may even start to love them. This will have an impact beyond your nudity at home, you will probably change your dress and projections attributes of your body than previously thought were attractive.

8. You avoid prejudices:

This is a result of the previous example. You no longer have more prejudices about your body or have to camouflage in darkness. You are comfortable in your own skin.

9. It is very funny:

Walking naked is fun for many reasons. Perhaps the greatest fun comes from the feeling of breaking the rules or doing something forbidden or unusual.

I hope that after this you start enjoying your humanity a little more often and tell us how you’re doing in your wanderings without clothes.