Question answer. Ecological health. Part 1


I feel worse in the city. Is the level of pollution to blame?

Answer: Maybe. City life in the 21st century puts enormous stress on the mind and body.

While city life can be stimulating and exciting, it also exposes you to air pollution, noise pollution, unhealthy work, environmental changes, and even toxins from other people, such as bacteria or cigarette smoke. This work of toxins against our bodies affects our immune system, stress level and brain processes.

If you are a city dweller, there are many ways to deal with stress. Make sure you snack on healthy foods: fruits and nuts to boost your energy (instead of the ubiquitous teas and coffee), avoid busy roads wherever you can, drink 2L of filtered or bottled water throughout the day, avoid junk food (which sold on almost every street corner in many cities) and eat nutritious and antioxidant-rich foods instead: leafy green vegetables, berries, fresh fruits, red, yellow, and orange vegetables, garlic, and onions. By protecting your body from the stress and pollution that city life brings, you can be free to enjoy everything the city has to offer, whether you’re looking for work or pleasure.

Q: I wake up with a stuffy nose. Maybe it’s my bed?

Answer: Maybe. Sinus problems can occur due to sensitivity to something in your environment or diet. You may be allergic to mites, which live by the millions in house dust, in your mattress, and feed on dead skin cells.

Good, yes? Try buying a new mattress, or at least a mattress cover. This will keep the mites from living in your mattress and also keep them away from you when you sleep.

You should also test yourself for food intolerances and, regardless of the result, eliminate dairy and wheat from your diet for 10 days to see if that helps. Dairy and wheat are both known to promote mucus formation, often a key cause of the sinus problem you’re experiencing. A deficiency in essential fats can also make you more sensitive to allergens, so eat fatty fish — sardines, mackerel, herring, trout, organic or wild salmon — three times a week; add pumpkin, sunflower and flax seeds to your breakfast every day and 1000 mg of fish oil or an omega-3/omega-6 fatty acid blend twice a day.

ATPoll: What is your opinion on packaging film and aluminum foil — are they harmful?

Answer: As long as they don’t touch your products, they’re fine, especially those that don’t contain PVC. Packaging film, like some other plastics, can release hormone-like substances into your products, especially those containing fat. This process is potentially risky and not fully understood, but as long as uncertainty persists, it is best to be cautious. The impact of plastics on our reproductive health is the cause of some concern in research circles at the present time. This is not a problem if the film does not touch your food, or if you are using it to keep food such as salads fresh. It is unlikely that a problem will occur if you wrap non-oily foods, such as sandwiches, in plastic wrap.

aluminium foil

Aluminum foil is a similar case. If you use it to wrap something when you’re baking in the oven, but it doesn’t come into contact with the food, I don’t think it will cause a problem. Aluminum foil (or aluminum cookware) in contact with food releases the largest amount of aluminum. I would not recommend frying cuts of meat wrapped directly in aluminum foil. If you are deficient in zinc or calcium, you will absorb more aluminum. It is harmful to the nervous system and has been linked to problems ranging from high blood pressure in children to Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly.

Question answer. Ecological health. Part 2

Question answer. Ecological health. Part 3

Source: Adapted from 500 Health and Nutrition Questions and Answers

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