Tag Archives: Disorder

Bring Up Fat—Why I Am Getting Chubbier

Although there is nowadays a lot of pressure on the fashion industry to stop picturing curvy girls as unhealthy, there is still a long way to go. Indeed, this systematic portrayal of tiny figures as the most attractive has led many children over the years to develop a faulty perception about how desirable fat tissue actually is. This perception has triggered some children, teens and young adults to develop an altered perception of their bodies or made them form unhealthy relationships with food. And even though being overweight, or obese, should be avoided to reduce health-related issues, we should still abstain from perceiving any fat as an enemy. A certain level of fat is required for our bodies to support us. Also, the type of fat cells contained in our fat tissue determines how healthy we are. White fat cells that adults tend to develop in excess are much more detrimental than beige or brown fat cells. Fortunately, there are strategies you can adopt to help morph those undesirable white fat cells into beneficial beige and brown cells.

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Bring Up Touch—How do we perceive tactile stimuli

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We understand that we cannot live our lives without drinking or eating for extended periods. However, we often disregard the importance of touching and its impact on our well-being. For instance, the lack of social touch (e.g. hugs) has led in some cases to the death of several young children. We now understand that touching is necessary for proper brain development. Furthermore, in recent years, we also found that social touch allows for the release of many growth hormones and the stimulation of the immune system. In addition, there seem to be even more roles relating to touch and, more precisely, tickles. One theory proposes that tickles have evolutionary purposes. It claims that it encourages younglings to wrestle while protecting vital parts. What more will we learn about touch? Let’s find out.

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Bring Up Fibromyalgia – When pain becomes an everyday occurence

If we try to simplify things as much as possible, we can say that pain is just a seriously uncomfortable event. We can even conclude that pain can, at the very least, be stopped once the triggering agent has been dealt with. Now, what if I tell you that there exist some people that experience pain from, what seems like, unknowable triggers. Would you believe me? I surely wouldn’t. Except that, in recent years, I have developed a chronic pain disorder that made me question my belief. One of the most well-known chronic pain disorders is fibromyalgia. Even though there are currently handfuls of studies exploring the possible cause behind this disorder, still none can explain its nature. There are, as of yet, no apparent triggers but only hypotheses. The only thing possible is to live our lives as best we can and manage the pain that will inevitably occur. Read this article to learn more about chronic pain disorders and my experience with one of them.

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