Selected articles from health, mental health, fitness, lifestyle, and self-improvement topics
Happy February. This post is my second newsletter for subscribers of Euphoria. As mentioned in the previous post, I have written around 1550 articles on Medium since 2019, hosting only around 10% of the selected articles on Euphoria for my loyal readers interested in health and self-improvement topics. I strive to provide carefully curated content for my audience. I host my editorial articles on my blog publication. I also contribute to several other publications.
My goal is to inform and delight my loyal readers by penning and posting well-researched and valuable content. Feedback from readers helped me improve my research and writing. Therefore, I embrace constructive criticism of my work. I am grateful to have a significant number of readers on this platform interacting with my content and providing valuable feedback. Making a minor influence in the lives of my readers means a lot to me. Every piece of feedback inspires and motivates me to contribute to this platform better.
I posted around 30 health-related articles in January, one piece each day. While informing my readers, daily writing practice is also therapeutic to me. This practice helps me create cognitive reserves for my aging brain. I aim to prevent dementia by working out cognitive faculties. In addition, mental health is a vital topic to me, as reflected in my articles on Euphoria.
In this second newsletter, I’d like to highlight only ten of my recent articles as they cover critical messages for public health. These articles reflect my experience, observations, insights from medical literature, and personal perspectives.
Summary of Top 10 articles on Euphoria
1. How I Healed Abdominal Bloating and Distension: A personal experience with a sustainable solution empowered by multiple healthcare professionals
Bloating is not fun. It affects our physical and mental health. This relatively harmless condition can be caused by many digestive, metabolic, and genetic factors. Abdominal bloating and distension are common problems affecting millions of people causing physical and emotional stress.
2. How to Address Critical Risks of Metabolic Syndrome: Besides heart disease and type II diabetes, metabolic syndrome is associated with increased risk of common cancers too.
Metabolic syndrome is not a simple condition. On the contrary, it is so complex that it brings many risks to our physical and mental health. As a result, this condition significantly impacts our health, quality of life, productivity, and longevity. Thousands of people die from these diseases. Metabolic syndrome includes a cluster of risk factors mainly for cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. In addition, I observed an emerging hypothesis related to risk factors for the development and progression of some cancers.
3. Is Cancer Preventable? It is a complex and challenging condition but reducing risks with lifestyle changes looks promising.
Cancer is a complex condition that has bewildered scientists and medical researchers for decades and even centuries. The number of cancers significantly increased in this century. There might be some links to root causes and symptoms. I have been asking the question of whether cancer is preventable for decades. When I conducted a literature review to gain perspectives, my findings boiled down to the point that not all cancers are preventable. However, we can reduce the risks of developing some cancers.
4. How to Reduce Side-Effects of Fasting with Seven Proven Tips: The side effects of fasting are real and can be challenging for beginners. However, there are viable solutions.
My purpose in this article is to introduce a few practical tips that helped me address the side effects of fasting and eliminate symptoms successfully. I acknowledge that these terrible symptoms were not fun and initially concerned me a lot. However, I am glad my mentors provided me with valuable insights and encouraged me to continue in the beginning. Their support made me transform my health to an optimal state.
5. Vital Life Lessons from 25 Stories: A summary of valuable perspectives I gained from people whose paths crossed with mine via serendipitous encounters
Some people leave remarkable impressions on our lives. Friends, relatives, colleagues, professionals, mentors, community members, even strangers can play a role in our decision-making. Beautiful relationships remain in fond memories whether they bring joy or grief. I met many people who appeared in my life, especially at crossroads, and gave me valuable insights. Most of them were serendipitous encounters. I see them as angels appearing during challenging times. I explained why I believe in angels in this story. I hope you find some engaging and valuable stories from this special collection including 25 personal stories. Some of these friends now rest in peace.
6. Shocking Stats About Non-Communicable Diseases: NCDs kill 41 million people each year. So, what do we do wrong in the 21st century?
Reading stats about non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has concerned me deeply. When I checked the website of the World Health Organization (WHO), I noticed that NCDs kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71% of all deaths globally. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) also highlights that chronic non-communicable diseases are the number one cause of death and disability in the world.
7. Five Tips to Prevent Infectious Diseases: “Infectious diseases kill around 17 million people a year.”
According to World Health Organization (WHO), since 1996, around 17 million people have died from infectious diseases each year. More importantly, infectious diseases are in the top ten list of WHO causing death. These diseases affect our health and life span. According to government stats, in Australia, where I live, between the years 2000 and 2018, around 99,000 deaths were attributed to “communicable diseases”. The vast majority of infectious diseases, approximately 89% of the deaths, caused by infections were attributed to non-notifiable diseases. The most common ones were lower respiratory infections caused by various bacteria and viruses.
8. Hormonal Effects of Covid-19 Virus: Perspectives from endocrinologists based on preliminary scientific studies
Hormones and neurotransmitters play a critical role in our health, affecting our responses to internal and external threats. I touched on the neurological effects of the Covid virus in a previous article. Therefore, my focus in this article is hormones within the pandemic context. Like several other factors I touched on in my previous articles, the Covid virus also relates to our hormones. However, our endocrine system is very complex. Furthermore, each person, based on their age, genetics, and other factors, has a different hormonal profiles, whether male or female.
9. Three Tips to Improve Cardiovascular Health: Cardiovascular diseases cause one in every four deaths. But the risks can be significantly reduced with healthy lifestyle habit.
Cardiovascular diseases are prevalent. For instance, according to CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) “one person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year — that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.” According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “cardiovascular disease is the term for all types of diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels, including coronary heart disease (clogged arteries), which can cause heart attacks, stroke, congenital heart defects, and peripheral artery disease.”
10. Six Valuable Health Lessons Learned from Centenarians: Lifestyle habits play a crucial role in health span and lifespan
Centenarians have always attracted my attention and captured my interest from health, fitness, and longevity angles. I had several friends who lived over 100 years. They gave me unique perspectives on my health, fitness, and well-being. I shared stories of a few centenarian friends before. In addition, I penned several articles about longevity touching on topics such as autophagy, balanced nutrition, caloric deficit, hormonal balance, moderate exercise, cellular detoxification, chronic stress, inflammation, structural damage, neuro-degenerative decline, and effects of metabolic syndrome, including diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and cancers.
I hope you find these articles valuable. Based on your feedback, I can introduce new health topics based on my research and experience.
Top Five Trending articles
1. Three Tips to Eliminate Insulin Resistance and Shrink Waistline
No matter how young we are, unless we address insulin resistance and become insulin sensitive, our waistlines will grow
2. Too Much or Too Little of Anything Can Be Harmful
Even air, water, and love? Read the order of my perspectives behind my madness.
3. Fasting Can Change Brain Chemistry: Three beneficial neurological effects of time-restricted eating and caloric deficit for brain and mental health
4. Three Tips to Initiate Autophagy: Autophagy is an essential contributor to longevity and healthy life.
5. 12 Tips to Get Denser Mitochondria for Joyful Energy: The denser our mitochondria, the more energy we get. Having an abundance of energy makes life joyful and sublime.
Index of Selected Articles from Euphoria
Here are my other selected articles on Euphoria. I sorted them based on major topics to find relevant pieces easily. I hope you find some valuable pieces from this special collection that I created for my subscribed readers.
Most Recent Stories
1 — Physical Health
2 — Mental Health and Psychology
3 — Lifestyle and Diet
4 — Fitness, Fat Loss, and Weight Loss
5 — Important Supplements
6 — Science, Research, and Investigation
7 — Technology and Technical Articles
8 — Design Thinking Leadership
9 — Writing and Productivity Tips
10 — Freelancing Tips
11 — Education, Work, and Career
12 — Self Development and Self-Improvement
13 — Leadership and Education
14 — Spirituality, Mindfulness, and Ethics
15 — Investing, Business, and Financial Tips
16 — Social Media Tools
17 — Life Lessons from Friends and Collegues
18 — Sample Book Chapters
More chapters from my published books can be found on Illumination Book Chapters on Medium.
Summary of “Digital Intelligence”: Links to all chapters
19 — Stories that I Compiled from Other Writers
As an avid reader, I also review stories of other writers and create curated collections for my readers.
Summary of collections is covered in this story.
Thank you for reading these stories. I’d appreciate your feedback.
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