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Charcoal - detoxifies, but does not absorb intestinal gas
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Healthy me Cristina Sales
Activated charcoal has a high adsorption capacity that confers it detoxifying properties, useful in capturing toxics in the digestive tract. And this is why it is used in medicine.

But contrary to what is most written about this, charcoal does not diminish the amount of intestinal gas.
It can interact with the absorption of drugs reducing their therapeutic efficacy!

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In this fortnight: Cristina Sales
Previous fortnight: Conventional & Complementary
What is Orthomolecular Nutrition?
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Orthomolecular Nutrition Helena Santos

The word "orthomolecular" means "the exact molecules in the right amount". Also called orthomolecular medicine, nutrition or therapy, it acts to preserve the health and treat diseases by altering the concentration of substances normally present in the human body which are essential to health: vitamins, minerals, amino acids, essential fatty acids, enzymes, pre and probiotics, hormones - what is appropriate to each case.

Therapy with high doses of vitamin D, supplementation with antioxidants and supplementation with omega 3 fatty acids are very common examples.

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Psychotherapy - what is it?
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Conscious Me Sofia Baptista

Psychotherapy is a psychological intervention based on scientific knowledge of psychological functioning.

Allows one to understand what can help to feel positive, negative, or anxious (among others), as well as to accept their strengths and more limiting characteristics.

When people can identify their feelings, their thinking and their behavior, it becomes possible to adapt better and cope more positively and effectively with difficult situations in their lives.

It's time to know this therapy so that you can benefit from all that psychotherapy has to offer

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What is positive psychology
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Positive psychology Sofia Baptista

Positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to excel .

It is not a philosophical or spiritual movement .  It´s not a exercise in self-help or a magical way to be happy .

Yes, it is a branch of psychology that studies the potential of human beings , and the individual and collective qualities that provide vitality and meaning to life .

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Fortnight started in 30 December 2013: Yes & No
Integrative Medicine is not Alternative Medicine
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Another look Cristina Sales
Integrative Medicine is a medical practice, focused on patients and their healing, in which doctor-patient relationship is particularly relevant. It is based on scientific evidence and encourages the active participation of patients in the management of their health.

Integrative Medicine, through   multidisciplinary teams, integrates into medical practice all therapeutic resources, disciplines and professions whose action is beneficial for healing or increase patient’s quality of life.

Under the heading of Alternative Medicine there are a series of practices that are outside the scope of medicine and purport to be an alternative to medical practice.

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Learn to say no!
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Conscious Me Sofia Baptista
The difficulty to say no, leads us often to prioritize the needs of others over ours.
We should just say yes when the task is feasible, when is within our responsibility, or also because we like it and want to do it.

But if we always answer yes to all requests, then it's time to change, without feeling guilty. Otherwise, besides not being genuine with yourself, you will spend energy, patience and endure unnecessary stress.

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Should we remove gluten from diet even without symptoms?
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Healthy eating Daniela Seabra
Different experts say we should remove gluten from our diet, but for many of us, just the idea is daunting.

But in the absence of celiac disease or gastrointestinal symptoms is it worth to remove gluten from the diet?

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Brewer's yeast can enhance diet
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Health secrets of foods Helena Santos
Brewer's yeast or nutritional yeast is a supplement and consists of inactive yeasts of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Its nutritional value is the reason why it is so used to supplement a less varied diet.

Vitamin B complex, many minerals, fiber and proteins are some of its advantages. It can help control blood glucose, lower cholesterol and improve bowel health. But do not look for it if you need more vitamin B12 since yeasts does not have this vitamin naturally.

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Wallets, purses, bags and ants
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Me and my body Luzia Alves
Women are like ants: permanently loaded with things for the house and for themselves, they want to carry the world on the wallet/bag/purse and want to have everything that can be missed at any time.

This habit is often costly since it creates changes in posture, balance and movement, resulting in muscle pain of the shoulder or of the spine that incapacitates and causes suffering. To prevent this from happening you need to say yes to some things and not to others.

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When it is necessary to take probiotics?
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Orthomolecular Nutrition Helena Santos
Probiotics are live microorganisms that when ingested in sufficient quantities promote beneficial effects.
Our intestinal flora influences our health and various diseases and so its balance should be ensured. Recent investigations show that even in obesity gut flora could play a leading role.

Do you need to take a probiotic supplement? Have a test to prove it or if you have diarrhea, constipation, or took antibiotics, be aware that you should take probiotics.

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Don’t look for vitamin C only in oranges
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Shopping list Helena Santos
When it comes to vitamin C, the word "orange" occurs almost immediately. But did you know that strawberries and kiwis have more vitamin C than oranges? And that many vegetables are also rich in vitamin C?

Please note that vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, so it dissolves in water. You should eat raw foods, steamed foods or foods cooked with a little water. You can also enjoy the cooking water to enrich other dishes.

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Is it possible for us to change?
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Positive psychology Sofia Baptista
All animals, including humans, are instinctive, and may or may not be able to change.
The new mother may lose the instinct to think of herself first and begin to make her son a priority. Someone who is less confident gains confidence after several achievements, a more impulsive person learns to dispense this impulsiveness, becoming calmer.

If we talk of change as a concept of behavior and as a compilation of habits, then people are definitely capable of changing.

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