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What We Learned from Sex and the City

By Guest Blogger, Brigitte E.

What We Learned from Sex and the City

 

Our favorite girl gang might not be airing on TV anymore, but they still hold their spot in our hearts. The Sex and the City show made us all wonder if we have what it takes to live the high life in the urban jungle and what it is you actually need to do to get there. So, if you want to bring back the best of the times into today, here’s what you’re going to need:

An outfit to make a statement

Each of the girls in the show has her own unique style that worked brilliantly when then show aired in the early 2000’s, but let’s just say that not all of their styles aged so well. While Carrie might have been the fashion icon during the series, these days you might want to be a bit more like Charlotte. But if the girls have thought us something, it’s that you should always dress to impress. Surprisingly, while Miranda was the odd one out, dressing far less stylish than the other girls, her outfits would look the most normal if worn today. Clashing colors and weird pattern mixes might have been considered a catastrophe back in the day, but today you can see such designs on the biggest runways of the world. So really, whether you want to rock knee-high boots with an over-the-top fur coat, or if you want to show off your body in a sexy red dress, it’s important that you find the look that represents you.

Dating

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Relationships take time. You might meet the perfect one and fall in love instantly, but actually not end up together until several arguments, other partners and a couple of seasons pass by. But if we step away from Carrie and look at Charlotte, we’ll see that things don’t always work out – or do they? Your perfect life falls apart, you get divorced and you feel like you are at the bottom, but them someone new just walks by and there you go, back up on your feet.

Sex

 

Let’s take a page from Samantha’s book: She’s not only sex obsessed, but she is perfectly fine with sharing every single detail with her friends and the unseen audience. The thing to remember here is that this show made great strides in demystifying adult toys and showing us that sex isn’t always good. And when it isn’t – you should speak up, change something about it or, at the very least, take things into your hands. But the show also addresses a major problem: unplanned pregnancy. Miranda’s against-all-odds pregnancy was a shock to everyone, and the message is clear: if you don’t want kids (or and STI) always use protection.

Know your perfect cocktail

There is really nothing more iconic for this show than a glass of Cosmopolitan. So let’s see how you can recreate it at home with your best friends: Originally, the recipe uses cranberry juice, but you can substitute it for grapefruit or blood orange. Put 1oz in a shaker over ice, add a ¼ oz of triple sec and 1 ¼ oz of vodka (or a bit more, if you’re trying to cheer up a friend who just broke up). Shake it all up and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with a twist of lemon and you are good to go. Alternatively, go downtown to your favorite bar and tell mr. Bartender to keep them coming.

Have a support group

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If you strip away all the side action that fills up the show, you are left with one very simple theme: friendship. The four girls go through their life’s ups and downs together and support each other through it all. So before you start buying furry coats, shaking up cosmos and updating your sex toy collection, first make sure you have a group of friends that will see you through thick and thin, laugh and cry with you and love you and simply love you unconditionally.

 

And if this made you feel nostalgic, then maybe get your friends together and watch a season or two of the show to remember the good time and give yourself inspiration for your own adventure. After all, we are all writing our own stories, and perhaps it’s just the right time for another plot twist.

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How to Eat to Enhance Optimal Adrenal Functions

By Guest Blogger Annie J.

How to Eat to Enhance Optimal Adrenal Functions

For proper optimal adrenal optimization, one must eat a balanced diet. Most of the chemicals that should be present towards improving the functions of our adrenal system can only be supplemented by foods we eat. A person must be choosy about the type of food to eat for him or her to maintain a balanced adrenal function.

Adrenal glands are essential parts of our body. They are situated on top of the two kidneys. Adrenal glands function to secrete the hormones responsible for the healthier functioning of the body. The two primary hormones; the aldosterone and the cortisol are associated explicitly with adrenal gland.

 

The sex hormone androgen also comes from the adrenal gland. Too much or too little production of a specific hormone can cause adrenal disorders. Therefore, a person must ensure particular vitamins, minerals, proteins, and some herbs supplemented in their diets for an optimal adrenal functioning. The following supplements are helpful towards a healthier adrenal function.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and it helps in the generation of cortisol in the adrenal. It also helps in protection of free radicals and boosting the immune system. The C vitamin also works towards the healing of your adrenal glands. Specifically, liposomal or buffered types of vitamin C are recommended.

You can start supplementing the vitamin slowly then increase it with time. The vitamin should be taken when combined with bioflavonoids as it is in nature. Such supplement foods are orange, kale, red pepper, broccoli, quaver, grapefruit among others.

Vitamin B5, B6, and B12

Several minerals and vitamins prevent individuals from adrenal fatigue. Vitamins B5, B6, and B12 are crucial for cell metabolism. This supplement will improve your levels of energy and reduce fatigue.

Vitamin B5 adds a coenzyme A, and this helps to fat breakdown and cellular respiration including carbohydrates and proteins. B12 assists in energy production, maintaining the red blood cell and repair of the cell.

The Vitamin acts B6 in many of the pathways that are utilized to form hormones. The vitamin supplement can vary towards balancing adrenal gland performance. Vitamin E and D are also right supplements.

Magnesium

Magnesium is also crucial for adrenal functioning. Magnesium helps in the balancing the flow of energy. A person living in the deficiency of the mineral can portray symptoms of depression and fatigue. There are also signs of insomnia, cramping, and stiffness.

On the other hand, too much consumption of magnesium can result in stomach problems, especially indigestion. It is advisable one start the supplement of the mineral with 400mg to optimize its quantity. Magnesium food supplements are Asparagus, sweet potatoes, bananas, Swiss chard, and kale, cantaloupe among others.

Probiotics

Probiotics are live yeasts and bacteria that improve the health of your digestion system. They also reduce the adverse effects of your body antibiotics including lowering the level of stress. Therefore, this supplement is crucial for individuals suffering from digestion problems, thus recommended for treating adrenal fatigue.

Sufficient probiotics can assist the body in extracting nutrients from the taken food. Hence it will improve minerals and vitamins intake towards balancing the adrenal hormones. Probiotics as a supplement also support the immune system. It too limits regular sicknesses. Some of its components are acidophilus and lactobacillus.

Herbals

Herbals are natural supplements and are considered the best towards adrenal function optimization. The herb Rhodiola Rosea is an adrenal supplement popular in Scandinavia and Russia. It works to prevent poor circulation, muscle tension, fatigue, and depression.

Using it increases our body cortisol amount. Licorice root stimulates the production of hormones, maintain endurance, and balance the energy level. It also lengthens the circulation of your cortisol hormone. It is recommended that people suffering high blood pressure since it raises it.

Ashwagadha is another herb supplement for the adrenal hormone. It lowers or increases the level of cortisol hormone in the gland hence optimizing the synthesis.

The Siberian ginseng herb improves mental awareness and develops the body stamina. It is also not suitable for hypertension patients. Lastly, the supplement maca root helps in blood sugar and cortisol regulation.

It additionally increases the uptake of hormones into cells stabilization functionality of the body organs.

Other adrenal optimization supplements include compounds like omega-3, Acetyl-L-Carnitine, D-Ribose, and CoQ10. These supplements maintain proper body metabolism as well as keeping high energy in the body. Therefore towards proper functioning of your adrenal gland, always balanced all the above in your daily diet at the recommended level.

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Reference:

3 Steps to Overcome Adrenal Fatigue [https://draxe.com/3-steps-to-heal-adrenal-fatigue/]

The Adrenal Fatigue Diet Plan [https://adrenalfatiguesolution.com/adrenal-fatigue-diet/]

Can Foods Boost the Adrenal System [https://www.livestrong.com/article/500675-foods-to-boost-adrenal-system/]

Dietary Goals of the Adrenal Fatigue Diet [https://www.drlam.com/blog/adrenal-fatigue-diet/18225/]

About the Author

Annie Jones is the main person behind the BoostBodyFit. She started off a bit on the chubby side, but went through the transformation and now enjoys great health and looks great. She is a fan bodyweight training and healthy living. She found the BoostBodyFit to share her experience on Health, Fitness,  Sport Nutrition and everything else between.