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Farting Can Help Prevent Dementia And Make People Around You Healthier, Study Finds

Farting Can Help Prevent Dementia And Make People Around You Healthier, Study Finds

Believe it or not, your farts are prolonging your life.

England may have found a new way to remain healthy. According to a study done by Exeter University, farting, the process of releasing gas from the body, is actually healthy. All the times you were worried that people might laugh if you audibly farted? Well, believe it or not, they should be thanking you — not laughing at the sound or cringing at the smell.

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    Everybody farts. Whether in private, outside in nature, or surrounded by friends (or complete strangers), the pressure that is built inside from the quivering stomach muscle is released into the world. Depending on what is being held in the intestines or stomach acid, these farts can carry an incredibly raunch stench or be rather odorless. They can be silent, or if angled off the right chair, echo throughout an entire room. People will either own their farts with pride or stay quiet about the ordeal, even throwing someone else under the bus of stinky gases. The process of releasing gas is a natural function of the body, much like burping, and relieves pressure from deep within you. Have you ever thought to ask if it had any more functionality to the body?

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    Imagine you are in a high-end restaurant (or just finishing up at Taco Bell). The food is extremely rich in content and your stomach starts quivering. A sensation deep within the intestines is signalling to your body that you have to fart. According to scientists, farting is another bodily function meant to prolong life. This is due to the chemical makeup of the gas that exits your body. Like Flouride (found in the average toothpaste), Hydrogen Sulfide can be deadly in high doses. However, a fart contains a small dosage of H2S that is small enough to be consumed by humans. The specific amount that leaves the body in a fart is extremely healthy. Imagine, all the times you farted in class, you were helping those around you lead a healthier life.

    But how is a fart healthy? Understanding the chemistry is the next step. Hydrogen Sulfide is produced via bacteria breaking down the food in the gut of any human. Apparently, a small dosage of Hydrogen Sulfide can help combat Dementia. This is because the disease changes the way enzymes work in the human body. While suffering with an illness, enzymes are hired to generate the gas anyway.

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      A new compound, AP39, is being made out of the gas in order to pump straight to the disease in people. While still in the early testing phase, the compound has been effective in helping 80% more mitochondria survive with cardiovascular disease running rampant. But that is not all, the fart gas has the ability to keep people safe from heart attacks, strokes, arthritis, and cancer, according to The Mirror.

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      Hydrogen Sulfide is not only found within your body, but is also the culprit behind the foul smell of rotten eggs. That’s right — the awful and grotesque smell of past-due-date eggs is comprised of the same gas that is now being used to treat vicious diseases in the human body.

      Maybe it is time for people with smelly farts to start bottling them up. Will jars of Hydrogen Sulfide start being the key to ridding the body of Dementia? Regardless, the next time you find yourself needing to release a fart, just go ahead and do it. Now you can be proud and even smile as the stench rises up to your nostrils. Not only are you helping yourself, but the others surrounding you will have to thank you as well. Stand up for your farts.

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        5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

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        Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

        Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

        Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

        1. Get Rationally Optimistic

        Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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        This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

        In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

        The result: no more mental stress.

        2. Unplug

        Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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        How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

        It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

        Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

        3. Easy on the Caffeine

        Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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        Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

        4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

        That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

        How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

        • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
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        • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

        While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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        5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

        This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

        The result: mental stress will be gone!

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