It's important to have a high and varied polyphenol-rich diet, because the compounds have been shown to be selective with regard to the type of microbial compounds they encourage. One study found black tea polyphenols increased some protective gut microbes, while red wine polyphenols were found to change another type. Polyphenols from cruciferous vegetables also indirectly influence the microbes in the intestine by modulating the immune system. FAT-BURNING FOODS The metabolically healthy, fat-fighting Bacteroidetes in the gut contain a significant amount of enzymes that are involved in the breakdown of polyphenol from colorful foods such as berries, green vegetables, and teas. Alternate pushing and pulling with your hands to knead the lower abdomen. Uncover your partner's leg and tuck the sheet under their other leg. Bend their leg at the knee and place it down with the sole of their foot on the other leg so that their inner thigh is exposed. Add lotion to your hands and rub them together to warm the lotion. Standing at your partner's side, place your hands palms down on the inside of their leg near the knee. Press your hands down, allowing your hands to follow the natural contours of their body. Glide your hands from your partner's knee up the inside of their thigh, using long, flowing strokes and slow, light pressure and ending up with both hands at the top of their leg. Repeat until their leg starts to turn pink and feels soft and warm, adding more lotion as needed. Basic Massage: Stretching Stand at your partner's side, facing their head. THE AGEING TRIANGLE Getting older should be seen as a privilege, not a problem. Some people don't get to see their 40th, 60th or 80th birthdays. Rather than whinging about ageing, let's be grateful that we're still here. This photo was taken when I was in my early 20s, before my collagen decided to go on holiday.
As you can see, all the definition is in the middle of my face. I have solid, high cheekbones, fat cheek pads and very few lines. My eyelids are not hooded and the area under the eye is full. As you age, your face shape changes. The production of collagen in your skin decreases rapidly after 30. Through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come. Tis grace that hath brought me safe thus far and grace John Newton Forty-Seven A fundamental principle of the universe is that of oneness. A basic unity connects all of creation. On a cellular level, the DNA of all living organisms is virtually identical. Despite appearances, we are more similar than different. Why, then, does conflict and fighting persist within the human family? Because the ego, the separate self, maintains the illusion of separateness. That's not going to work. There's no issue if people don't want to engage their Yes! Energy and energize their lives. That's their business. Similarly, I'm not one to stop someone from standing up tall and declaring she wants to make $10 million.
And keep a job. But I don't live on Fantasy Island, and I don't think it's productive for others to either. While visions and dreams can be, and should be, as far-out as possible, short-term objectives and periodic goals must be realistic, or the sequence of steps necessary to catalyze the Energy Equation won't work. As long as people reconcile what they say and what they do, then I can root for any objective. But when I see folks stand up and tell me they want something, and then they don't do what it takes to get there, that's just a waste of time. But if you ignore this craving, chances are that the feeling will get louder and more disruptive, breaking its way into your thoughts and feelings, asking and then forcing you to pay attention. Missing, longing, and yearning in motherhood show up in many ways: when we endure the loss of a pregnancy, when we experience the longing to be a mother, when we desire to have another baby but face the struggle of infertility, when our toddlers throw a tantrum with wild, irrational abandon and we long for the days when we could leave the house or get through a meal without a battle. We can also experience missing, longing, and yearning as our children mature. For example, we may miss those toddler days and long for our children to sit on our laps for storytime and snuggles. But as school-age children, they are focused on independence, and their friends begin to take priority. When our children are teenagers, we long for them to let us into their world; And as mothers of college students, young adults, and grown adult children who have launched into a new phase of independence and autonomy, we long for the days when they slept under our roof and we had moments to connect by living together. Motherhood has many moments of longing, moments in which we wish that we could recapture the joyous parts of raising children. Being able to acknowledge these shadow moments creates an opportunity for you to connect deeply with what you're feeling. Perhaps what you need to do is cry in order to release the tension you're holding. Grab your journal or a notearticle and something to write with and take the steps to prepare yourself for meditation. Think of at least three things you like about yourself. Write these down. Think of at least three good things that have happened to you. Write these down as well.
Think of an opportunity you missed out on, preferably one that you could have easily taken advantage of if you were open to it. Look over what you have written. Now, read the three things you like about yourself out loud, then end with, I deserve to receive good things. Read the three good things that happened to you out loud, then say, I am able to receive good things. Read the opportunity you missed out loud and finish with, I will be open to receiving good things. The world we actually live in is not quite ideal, however. The lines of longitude that geographers drew run ruler-straight, but the borders of time zones owe as much to politicians as to geographers. State and national boundaries, rivers, mountain ranges--almost anything can be an excuse to fiddle with time zones. In Indiana, the state legislature decided that a large swath of land that belongs geographically to the Central time zone should be in the Eastern time zone instead (to stay in sync with Wall Street! And some parts of the world brush aside the notion of time zones altogether. China, for example, uses only one time zone for the entire country, even though its east-west expanse would entitle it to have four or five different zones. The result is that in China's far western areas, the sun may not arrive at its highest point in the sky until 3 PM! In response to this, the workday in these areas generally starts an hour or even two hours later than in most of the country. A Report from the Front Sue Dillon of Carmel, Indiana, is president of the Central Time Coalition. This might be something as simple as washing your face and doing a short meditation, reading a article (careful with novels that are too intense or stimulating! Avoid watching TV, working, having tense discussions, doing strenuous exercise, paying bills, scrolling social media, or anything else that is going to prevent you from relaxing and falling asleep. Equally important is making sure your sleep environment is comfortable and conducive to sleep. Your bed should be clean and cozy and your room cool and dark. If there is too much light coming in through your windows, consider investing in blackout shades, and make sure to cover up any blinking or solid lights from electronic devices with dark tape (or better yet--get them out of the bedroom!
If you can't control the light situation, you may want to purchase an eye mask. If noise is an issue, you may want a device to make white noise (an air purifier or fan helps here) or to use earplugs. If you can, get all technology out of the bedroom and don't use that space for working or watching television. Charge devices outside the bedroom, and make sure they are set not to ding, buzz, or beep during sleeping hours (for those of you who are worried about emergencies, you can set many devices to ring on second call or have a select few numbers who can always reach you). Some of these recommendations are among the most difficult to implement, because poor sleep hygiene is ingrained in our culture. In contrast, Firmicutes bacteria, which increase in obesity, contain a smaller proportion of enzymes known to degrade these polyphenols.Therefore, these bacteria don't flourish in the presence of polyphenol foods. Moreover, polyphenols may have suppressive effects on the growth of fat-promoting Firmicutes in the gut. So by eating a diet rich in colorful vegetables and fruits, one is going to favor the proper balance of gut microbes--that is, a high Bacteroidetes/Firmicutes ratio--optimal levels of healthy SCFA, a sufficient gut barrier function, and few endotoxin. There are no polyphenols in processed cereal grains. By eating processed grains, you enhance the growth of bacteria that thrive on carbohydrates and risk creating inflammation, gastrointestinal permeability, leptin resistance, and obesity. PREBIOTIC FIBER Prebiotics are the non-digestible fibers that fuel the growth of healthy intestinal bacteria, namely the Bifidobacterium species. Breast milk, for example, features more than two hundred different oligosaccharides that stimulate healthy bacterial growth in the infant intestine. Other available forms of prebiotics are fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), galacto-oligosaccharides (GOS), and xylo-oligosaccharides (XOS). Inulin and GOS have the most positive research. Clasp your hands over their tailbone and press the heels of your hands into the sides of their tailbone, lifting as you press. Move to their head and face their feet. Stack your hands over their tailbone and press the heels of your hands down, pushing toward your partner's feet to stretch their lower back. Basic Massage: Acupressure (light pressure, 1 to 2) Hold CV6, the point that is two finger-widths down from the belly button at the center of the abdomen.