Welcome to HealthHamster

 

Here on our website HealthHamster.com you will find all the newest and best documented information we have gathered on health, both about body and psyche.


We are still investigating and will continuously update the knowledge we have collected here on these pages.

That is why we call this website HealthHamster, because like a hamster we collect facts and knowledge and save the knowledge as a hamster would store food in its cheek pouches :-)

You will find pages about how to lower cholesterol, about weight loss, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and a lot more topics. All of them investigated by us and dealt with in a way we can vouch for.

In the right column you can see the main topics and all the sub pages.

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Physical health, food and exercise:

Your lifestile, including the food you eat, the exercise you do, your mental health – all these things are vital for your general health.

The body’s ability to respond with inflammation is central to human survival, but the body’s inflammatory response to infection or irritation can become so strong or last so long that it weakens the body.
The food you eat can act either inflammatory or anti-inflammatory and if you continually eat the wrong food,it will cause your body to be in a constant state of alert, with a constant light inflammation.

Antioxidant-rich-foodsSaturated fat affects the body’s cells so they start an inflammation.
Unsaturated fat, especially omega-3 fedsyrer (as in fish or krill oil) has the opposite effect and anti-inflammatory.

Other kinds of foods as nuts, almonds, fish, avocado, olive- and rapeseed oil also has an anti-inflammatory
effect on the cells.

Smoking acts as a light chronic inflammtion, but quitting smoking rapidly stops the inflammation.

Physical activity is anti-inflammatory. Active muscles produces myokines of which some of them have a direct anti-inflammatory effect.
In addition, the regular exercise fights the fat between the internal organs. This kind of abdominal fat causes severe inflammation and secretes some inflammatory substances that increase the risk of blood clots. It is, inter alia, this that makes abdominal fat so dangerous.

We also know that the way we deal with the problems that arise in life is important for our overall health.

So you see how knowledge about your mental health, the food you eat and your activity in general is extremely important if you want to have a pleasant life.

Remember:

Processed foods, trans fats, ice cream, sweetened yoghurt and in general empty calories can weaken the immune system and create a state of chronic inflammation.

What you should eat is:

Vegetables, fruit and berries, fish, all kinds of nuts, whole grain bread, olive oil and raspeseed oil, lots of garlic, onions, cayenne pepper, chili, ginger and all kinds of aromatic herbs.
Drink water, black or green tea,  vegetable juice, and avoid all kinds of soft drinks, made with sugar or, even worse, with artificial sweetener.
I know that most of us like to eat ice cream sometimes, drink soft drinks and eat cake and sweets, and I am not suggesting that you give it all up.
What I AM suggesting is that you think about what you eat, and maybe try to change you lifestyle to a more healthy, active lifestyle.

Mental health:

Among my closest relatives I have family members who are diagnosed with schizophrenia and I have a close friend with bipolar disorder.

“I still hear the voices and loud thoughts, but I know very well that it is not real. The difference from then until now is that back then I thought that the voices were real, that it was not me it was someone else. Now I know that this is not the case – that it is not true and that I just know that it’s not true.”  ~ Mary

On the pages about schizophrenia you will find quotes from a young woman, Mary,  with paranoid schizophrenia, who today lives a life with her husband and child. As she mentions herself that is quite a success story.
Also there will be quotes from a man with depression.

About bipolar disorder you will find quotes from a man and a woman diagnosed with bipolar disorder, and some quotes from a man and a woman who has suffered from severe depression.

I know that living with these diseases is not easy, neither for the person who suffers from the disease nor for the family and friends, but I also know that for most people it is possible to live satisfying lives with the right treatment for each person.

I will end this section about mental health with a quote:

“I’m always afraid of recurrence. All the time every day. Every time I feel just the slightest pressure. Because I will not go there again.
But also I wouldn’t want to be normal, because I like who I am.” ~ Mary

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