January 2022 Updates from Euphoria

Selected articles from health, mental health, fitness, lifestyle, and self-improvement topics

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Dear Subscribers.

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.

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.

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Most Recent Stories

30-Minute Simple Workouts Transformed Isabella’s Fitness

Too Much or Too Little of Anything Can Be Harmful

Stem Cell Therapies for Covid-19

Ten Tips to Keep the Brain Young and Active

Three Tips to Eliminate Insulin Resistance and Shrink Waistline

Fasting Can Change Brain Chemistry

A Centenarian Friend Died on New Year’s Eve

Three Tips to Boost Growth Hormone Naturally

Five Mental Health Conditions Causing Memory Disorders

Why Spiritual People Adamant on Fasting

My Credit Card Hacked Again

Five Valuable Life Lessons from a Filipino Elderly

My Perspectives to 20 Health Tips by WHO

Problem Solving: The Sexiest Skill of the Century

Why I Choose to Live in Australia

Six Tips to Hack Task Initiation Monster

Scientific Links Between Covid-19 and Alzheimer’s-Like Brain Impairment

Taking Science with a Grain of Salt

This Was How I Talked to Myself Yesterday

Dementia: Perspectives on Korsakoff’s Syndrome & Vitamin B1 Deficiency

Ten Tips to Slow Down Dementia

Three Powerful Tips to Boost Health

Saving 1465 Hours to Write Several Books a Year While Working Full Time

What I Learned by Reviewing 100+ Viral Articles in 2021

Why Tumblr Terminates Accounts

Five Mental Health Conditions Causing Memory Disorders

1 — Physical Health

Why Is It So Hard to Get Rid of Loose Skin?

Fat Loss Has Nothing To Do With Calories

Major Causes of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

12 Entangled Health Conditions I Owned & Fixed By Myself

Striking Health Risks of Running

Fixing Allergies And Autoimmune Conditions With Elimination Diet

How I Dealt With Chronic Inflammation

Consideration of Intermittent Fasting & Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Prevention & Treatment

How Blood Monitoring Help Me Thrive

How to Become the Kim Kardashian of Life-Hacks

Hot Get Fat-Adapted State

Hormones That Cause Fat Gain

Fixing Joint Pain

How I Fixed My Leaky Gut

Preventing Gum Disease With A Simple Hack

Simple Sleep Hacks

Finding Health And Longevity In Extreme Temperatures

Health Is All About Homeostasis

Three Tips to Eliminate Insulin Resistance and Shrink Waistline

Three Tips to Initiate Autophagy

12 Tips to Get Denser Mitochondria for Joyful Energy

How To Get Six-Pack Abs Without Destroying Our Health

Potential Dangers and Unspoken Truth about Lectins: A cause of leaky gut and several other ailments

Why Fat Loss Has Nothing to Do With Calories

Three Tips to Boost Growth Hormone Naturally

Why Longevity Is Personal Responsibility

Why Insulin Resistance is the Elephant in the Room

How a Single-Mum Reversed Her Obesity and Built up a Unicorn Business

What I Learned about Longevity from a 105-Year-Old Centenarian

Fix Metabolic Syndrome, Live a Longer and Healthier Life

The Importance of Biological Rhythms & Psychological Aspects in Fat Loss Journey

Health Book

2 — Mental Health and Psychology

Emotional Stress As Larger Part Of The Iceberg In Energy Deficiency

Everyday Activities As Brain Boosters

Having a Mental Health First Aid Kit is Not a Luxury

Healing Mild Depression By Scheduling And Prioritizing Fun

Behavioral and Mental Health Impact of Fasting & Ketosis

Dealing With Anxiety in Difficult Times

Early Signs & Possible Prevention Measures for Dementia

How I Sustained My Motivation

How Jennifer Healed Her Brain Fog

How Not to Be Cracked by Toxic Emotions and Chronic Stress at Work

How to Attract Loving People with Self-Love to Our Lives

How To Deal With Amygdala Hijacks

How To Deal With Rejections

I Fixed My Brain Fog With 7 Simple Hacks

Implications of Fear And Anxiety From Rejections

Loneliness Is In The Mind

Mental Health Collection

One Simple Point to Reduce Cortisol

Silencing The Inner Critic For Success

Stopping Rumination Made Olivia a Triple Champion

Ten Tips to Slow Down Dementia

The Critical Role of Cortisol in Sleep Disturbances

The Importance of Self-Compassion for Physical & Mental Health

The Meaning of Euphoria in Mental Health and Spirituality

The Role of Sex & Emotional Intimacy In Reducing Chronic Stress

Therapeutic Value of Writing

TikTok Caused An Alleged Dead In Italy

Tricking Brain To Stop Smoking

Unbearable Feeling of Anhedonia: How Can We Enjoy Life Again?

Why Emotional Maturity Is Critical For Relationships

Why Optimists Live Longer and Happier than Pessimists

3 — Lifestyle and Diet

How I Naturally & Easily Fixed My Leaky Gut

How I Turned Off My Hunger Switch

A Holistic View of Biohacking from Multiple Perspectives

Agreeing With Both Biden And Trump On Alcohol

Are You Sluggish & Exhausted Often or Sometimes?

Barefoot Walk for Proprioception

Breakfast Not Necessarily The Most Important Meal

How I Felt When I Was Thrown out of an Airbnb House

July is the “Disability Pride Month” in the US. 2021 is the 31st Anniversary of the ADA.

10 Bio-Hacks Changed My Life

My Unusual Diet Revealed

Unless We Fix Our Hormones, Hunger Will Chase Us

Why I Don’t Snack Anymore

Wonders of Dry Sauna

4 — Fitness, Fat Loss, and Weight Loss

Eliza Shed 30 Pounds In Six Months With Two Tips

The Lazy Way To Fast-Mimicking Diet

Having Six-Packs After 50 Years Old

How Can We Get Rid of Loose Skin?

Glimpses From My Fat Loss Journey

How I Stay Fit While Traveling

How to Go to a Fat-Adapted State.

Joyful Exercises for Contributing to Low-Fat, Lean Muscles, and Dense Bones

Joyful Workouts to Get Fitter, Stronger, Healthier

The More Nutritious Fat Consumed the More Belly Fat Got Burned

The Paradox of Six-Pack Abs

What If Workouts Give You No Joy And Don’t Melt Your Belly Fat?

Wonders of Dry Sauna

Dear Mehmet, I’m Stuck. Please Help.

5 — Important Supplements

What I Learned From Experimenting With NADH

What If There’s Hope to Improve Immunity: Why NAC is a Critical Molecule for Health

1 Mg Pure Nicotine Helped Me Write 10,000 Words

Activated Charcoal

Bioidentical Hormones For Longevity and Vitality

Epsom Salts: An Incredible Substance for Immunity

How to Benefit from Epsom Salts

Impact of Supplements on Fitness and Health

Impact of Testosterone Replacement Therapy on Mature Men

My Testimony of Hydrolyzed Collagen

6 — Science, Research, and Investigation

Consideration of Intermittent Fasting & Ketogenic Diet for Cancer Prevention & Treatment

Scientific Links Between Covid-19 and Alzheimer’s-Like Brain Impairment

A Holistic View of Biohacking from Multiple Perspectives

Aren’t We All Cannibals?

Fasting Can Change Brain Chemistry

Genetics vs Epigenetics

How I Killed My Zombie Cells

Impact of Testosterone Replacement Therapy on Mature Men

Insights from DNA Tests

Permit the Use of Telemedicine for Medical Cannabis

Rewiring Your Brain by Activating BDNF & β-Hydroxybutyrate

Taking Science with a Grain of Salt

The Critical Role of Cortisol in Sleep Disturbances

Understanding Our Genes Is Not A Luxury Anymore

What Science Say About the Health Risks of Running

Why And How We Should Initiate Autophagy

Why And How We Should Initiate Autophagy

Why Are We So Tired?

Why Is Activated Charcoal in My Emergency Bag? Is It Hype or Hope?

7 — Technology and Technical Articles

Digital Scent Technology And AI Machines Can Smell Now. So What!

Business Value and Architectural Overview of Robotics Process Automation

Business Architecture Framework for Digital Transformation

Architecting Data Lake Solutions

The Blockchain: Trust without Trusting

Digital Twin Solutions

Power of the Edge Computing

Viability Assessment for IoT Solutions

Big Data Lifecycle Management

The Internet of Bodies (IoB) — Who Wants Their Body on the Internet

8 — Design Thinking Leadership

The Importance of Design Thinking Practice & Thought Leadership

Power of Design Thinking for Writers

Design Thinking for Technical Excellence

9 — Writing and Productivity Tips

What I Learned by Reviewing 100+ Viral Articles in 2021

Saving 1465 Hours to Write Several Books a Year While Working Full Time

Therapeutic Value of Writing

Essential Checklist for Writers

Six Reasons Writers Need Bios

Five Questions To Increase Curation Chance and Reading Fans

What If We can Transform Readers into Micro-Writers

10 — Freelancing Tips

How To Triple Your Writing Income Methodically

How To Make Six-Figure Income On Medium

How To Earn Good Money On Medium

The Joy of Selling 1,000+ Books In A Month With Minimal Investment

The Power of Freelancing for Writers

A Compelling Passive Income Stream For Freelance Writers

Subscribers Can Produce 50 Times Better Results Than Followers for Freelance Writers

11 — Education, Work, and Career

Prominent Adult Learning Theories

Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies for Technical Leaders

Do Less Achieve More: Secret to success

How To Deal With Your Bad Boss

Convenient Learning: Inconvenience and stress of reading materials

Why bother reinventing yourself

12 — Self Development and Self-Improvement

I Fixed My Brain Fog With 7 Simple Hacks

Everyday Activities As Brain Boosters

Problem Solving: The Sexiest Skill of the Century

How I Sustained My Motivation

Tricking Brain To Stop Smoking

Glimpses From My Fat Loss Journey

Do We Really Need A Morning Routine?

My Credit Card Hacked Again

How I Felt When I Was Thrown out of an Airbnb House

Problem Solving: The Sexiest Skill of the Century

How to Improve Working Memory with Ten Practical Tips

Talking to Yourself Is Not Crazy but Clever.

13 — Leadership and Education

Do Less Achieve More: Secret to success

Energy for Excellent Leaders

Energy for Excellent Leaders

How To Be An Emotionally Mature Leader

How To Be An Excellent Technical Leader

How To Be Professionally Distinct and Eminent

How To Deal With Your Bad Boss

How to Recognize Distinguished Leaders: Prominent traits that attract us to exceptional leaders

How To Reframe Rejections

How To Unclog Blocked Energy

Instant Mental Boost for Leaders

Inventor’s Perspective to Leadership Growth

Knowledge, Skills, & Competencies for Technical Leaders

Six Things Real Leaders Don’t Do

What Rich People Do Differently

What Transhumanism Mean To Me

Why bother reinventing yourself

Convenient Learning: Inconvenience and stress of reading materials

14 — Spirituality, Mindfulness, and Ethics

My Stolen Car with Laptop and Passport Taught Me Valuable Lessons about Spirituality

How to Improve Intuition Despite Persistent Noise & Information Overload

“In the end!” : Tackling Mortality with Optimism

A Powerful Perspective to Life

Do We Really Need A Morning Routine?

Does Consciousness Survive When the Brain Dies?

Fundamentals of Social Intelligence

Historical Moment in AI Ethics

How To Deal With Rejections

How to Replace Envy with Admiration

Imagine How It Feels To Be Black Or Brown In A White Country

Life Is C Between B And D

Loneliness Is In The Mind

Manifestation Starts With Uncertainty And Ambiguity

Silencing The Inner Critic For Success

Societal Implications of Xenobots

Spiritual Aspect of Intermittent Fasting

The Importance of Self-Compassion for Physical & Mental Health

The Role of Karma in Mental Health and Well-Being

What Does It Take To Live Above And Beyond?

What I Learned About Cognitive Flexibility & Emotional Intelligence

What We Can Control & Can’t

Why Do I Believe in Angels?

15 — Investing, Business, and Financial Tips

10 Timeless Investment Quotes from Top 10 Stock Market Investors

22 Curated Work & Life “Principles” from Ray Dalio, Billionaire Investor

Compelling Reasons to Invest in Quantum Computing

Dilemmas Of ICOs And The Rise Of DeFi

Five Astounding Investment Ideas from Warren Buffett to Beginners

Life-Changing Wisdom Of The Wealthiest People

Real Estate Is My Choice Of Investment

The 2030 Technology Revolution: Why to Focus on 6G Terahertz Technologies

Why And How Anyone Can Be A Designer

16 — Social Media Tools

How Can Writers Use Social Media Productively?

Top Seven Social Media Tools for Freelance Writers to Amplify Content

Reddit Community for ILLUMINATION Writers

Amplify Your Medium Stories with LinkedIn Groups

Invitation to LinkedIn Page

How to Get Started with Quora and Amplify Your Medium Stories

Amplify Your Medium Stories with Facebook Pages and Groups

How to Get Started with Pinterest and Amplify Your Medium Stories

Amplify Your Medium Stories with YouTube

Join Us On Goodreads

How to Link Your Twitter Handle to Your Medium Account

Why Tumblr Terminates Accounts

Detrimental Effects of Immature AI Systems on Content Platforms

17 — Life Lessons from Friends and Collegues

What I Learned about Longevity from a 105-Year-Old Centenarian

Five Valuable Life Lessons from a Filipino Elderly

How Alberto Melted His Potbelly & Doubled Testosterone in a Year

How Jennifer Healed Her Brain Fog

Stopping Rumination Made Olivia a Triple Champion

Cherishing Fond Memories of Janine

Why & How Eliza Lost 30 Pounds of Fat in Six Months?

How a Single-Mum Reversed Her Obesity and Built up a Unicorn Business

A Centenarian Friend Died on New Year’s Eve

18 — Sample Book Chapters

More chapters from my published books can be found on Illumination Book Chapters on Medium.

On the Cusp of the Artificial Intelligence Revolution — Preface

Summary of “Digital Intelligence”: Links to all chapters

A Modern Enterprise Architecture Approach — Chapter 1

The Power of Digital Affiliate Marketing — Chapter 1

Chapter : Powerful Life-Changing Hacks That Truly Transformed My Life

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.

Heath & Fitness Collection

Mental Health Collection

Education and Learning From Many Aspects

How to Love and Relate

The World Needs Passionate & Compassionate Leaders

Do You Want to Become A Sexy Entrepreneur?

Business Collection: A Mini MBA Bundle

The Power of Freelancing for Writers

Top AI Stories on Technology Hits

NFT Story Collection on ILLUMINATION Integrated Publications

How Storytellers Articulate Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

Summary of collections is covered in this story.

Thank you for reading these stories. I’d appreciate your feedback.

About the Author

Meet Dr Mehmet Yildiz
Owner and chief editor of Illumination Integrated Publicationsmedium.com

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