myTakes: Health & Fitness

Salk Institute: Spike Proteins in Covid Vaccine can cause Serious Harm

Per researchers from Salk Institute: “The fundamental and technological basis –on which all of the vaccines that were distributed in the West– is flawed. We thought that the spike protein would only enter the cells to...
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Defeating Obesity! What I've experienced 1 month into Working Out 5 Days a Week as a Man (Men's Health)

As some of you are already aware I've had an ongoing struggle with weight most of my life and I've made no secret of it. Some of you also know that I've decided that I wanted to become a man and be the best I can be for...
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Answering the question so many people ask: "Why do you self harm?"

( I can't speak for everyone so if these aren't some of the reasons you may do it , then feel free to share why you do . ) Well , one reason is to feel something other then depression or feeling disconnected form...
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My experience with my first Moderna Covid vaccine

After a few weeks of waiting I finally got my turn at the Covid vaccine. After checking in at the health department lobby, they gave me a number 3 and sent me to the first floor. They sent me to a room with a pink balloon...
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If you've ever called a man skinny you're probably wrong and a troll.

I'm a real skinny guy, 6"2' and 130lbs. I eat enough to be fat, but it doesn't work, it's been this way my whole life. My brain burns thousands of calories per day. I can't even count the number of times I've heard people...
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The impossible battle between being underweight/overweight and being sick

It's a topic that's been discussed time and time again. Having said that I've never actually seen someone actually explain, why todays body standard is both unhealthy mentally and physically. It affects both men and...
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The Best Covid-19 vaccine: AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

As the European Union threatens to block exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine to France, the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo calls for the opening of the vaccination to all those who wish it. Efficacy, differences, side...
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My experience of having the Pfizer vaccines

I am writing this in addition to this myTake (thanks for sharing your experience @Alyssa11). I thought it would be a useful to add to this post with another perspective/experience and from someone who’s had two doses of a...
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"Before I love someone else, I have to love myself"

Why people with mental health issues should not enter relationships (without informing their partner of their struggle) DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT ME SAYING THAT DATING WHILE STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL HEALTH SHOULD BE OFF...
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Telling someone who is naturally very skinny and trying to build muscle but is having a hard time that they're "lucky" is a shitty thing to say

I see this way too often. Naturally skinny people / ectomorphs complaining that they can't gain any weight / muscle, despite eating upwards of 6,000 calories a day, and lifting incredibly heavy weights, which by the way,...
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De-stressing The ShaTTered Way!

We are living in very stressful times right. With so much going on in the world, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. If you're like me and prone to overthinking, then you probably deal with stress and anxiety every day. That's...
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What's your period horror story?

I recently thought about this and wanted to share mine. Feel free to share something that happened to you/someone you're close to below. Photo by Tengyart on Unsplash Backstory I was on a school trip and decided to visit...
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Why I'm obsessed with my mental health

Feeling Helpless Knowing that something is not right but not knowing what and having no way to express it is the most disempowered I've ever felt. Going through life like that just coping feeling alone. Thinking nobody...
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I Took The COVID Vaccine And Here's How It Went...

Disclaimer: As you may be aware, the vaccine rollout in the UK is very successful. I was granted priority because I do come into close contact with health workers sometimes as part of my job (if you are wondering, I am a...
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How Bipolar Disorder has impacted my life: The truth of what it's like to suffer a mental illness!

Well, it's always been hard to talk about how Bipolar Disorder has shaped my life. First off, what is Bipolar Disorder? Mayo Clinic defines it as "a disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive...
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The Difference Between a Genuine and Non-Genuine Smile & An Unintended Side-Effect of Botox

Neuroscientists study many things. One of those, for instance, is what happens in the brain when we observe expressions on other people's faces. Smiles are one of the most impactful expressions we exude, and we are very...
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Why I think there are people who, really, shouldn't bother going vegan (as a 5-year vegan)

Oh I know, you're shocked there's a vegan not shouting how everyone should be vegan. Shocker. But hold on a minute: I do actually think it's ideal for everyone to go vegan... outside of people with eating disorders, soy...
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My Family's Personal Experience With Donor Transplant

I'm sharing this story because this is a subject very near and dear to my heart.... And because, April is National Donate Life Month. The Diagnosis My second daughter (now 22) was barely 2 years old when My husband's...
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How I dealt with being single during CoVid and Valentines

The short answer to how I stay happy while being single is that I kept myself busy. On Friday, 2 days before Valentine’s Day, I read around 900 pages and finished a very long book compilation I had been trying to finish...
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I was emotionally broken for 18.5 years

I've talked about this before in some posts but I've finally completed the level. It's always easier to describe stuff when you look back on it than when you're still in the middle of it. Trauma I was always developing a...
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