Stress shrinks your brain 
 By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

 Yoram Yasur Rubin : Have you ever felt so stressed and overwhelmed that you could not think clearly? You may already know that chronic stress, prolonged over time, does not do you good, but you should also know that it causes a decrease in volume in some areas of the brain, precisely those that are involved in thinking, emotional regulation, Self-control, and the creation of new memories.

Stress immerses you in a loop of negativity:

Yoram Yasur Rubin :  Neuroscientists at Yale University found that stress reduces the amount of gray matter in the areas of the brain responsible for self-control, specifically leading to a loss of synaptic connections between brain cells. The data indicate that stress represses the expression of several genes that are essential for these connections to form.

Yoram Yasur Rubin :  In fact, these researchers found that people who had suffered chronic stress and had experienced many adverse events in their lives had a lower volume in areas such as the prefrontal cortex, insula, anterior cingulate cortex and hippocampus, Regions that regulate emotions, and are linked to self-control, memory, learning and cognitive processing.

To make matters worse, this reduction in volume increases the vulnerability to depression, developing addictions or suffering other psychological disorders. The problem is that if your brain undergoes these changes, you will find it harder to cope with stressful situations, which will plunge you into a negative loop as you will have difficulty taking control and preventing situations and your responses from going away from you. hands.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “A brain that is a victim of stress has less information processing capacity and often processes data in a fragmented way. That explains why our thinking pattern is so negative and repetitive when we are stressed, why we cannot stop thinking about problems and worries do not even let us sleep. In practice, it is as if the brain is trapped in a negative loop that is repeated continuously”.

Scientifically proven ways to reverse the damage stress causes in the brain:

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Do not be discouraged. It is possible to reduce the level of stress and even reverse those damages at the brain level. However, when you start earlier you better because although the brain has a great plasticity to recover the damaged areas, it is not a magic mechanism”.

How to reverse this process?

William James gives us a clue: “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”

1. Say “no” more often. A University of California study found that the more difficult it is for people to say “no,” the more likely they are to suffer from stress, burnout, and even depression. Learning to give a negative with determination will allow you not to get involved in too many projects or acquire commitments that are an additional source of stress.

2. Enjoy the silence. An experiment conducted at the Research Center for Regenerative Therapies in Dresden found that silence is an excellent tool to promote neurogenesis in the hippocampus. So, in addition to helping to relax and relieve stress, enjoying a few hours of silence a day is also good for your neurons.

3. Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness meditation not only reduces stress and eliminates ruminant thoughts but also stimulates the growth of gray matter. Researchers at Harvard University found that 27 minutes of meditation a day for eight weeks is enough to produce structural changes in the brain, which also involve a less active amygdala, a sign that it slows down Stress and anxiety.

4. Run. Yoram Yasur Rubin :  Numerous studies, including one conducted at the University of Jyvaskyla, confirm that aerobic exercise, run, is very beneficial to the brain as it stimulates neurogenesis in areas such as the hippocampus. It has also been appreciated that running relieves stress by encouraging the production of endorphins and, if that were not enough, running clears the mind as it increases blood flow to the prefrontal areas of the brain, just those related to self-control and thought.

5. Have more sex. Yes, neuroscientists at Princeton University have found that sex not only potentiates neurogenesis but also stimulates the growth of dendrites, which are essential for neurons to communicate with each other.

Tourist attractions of Tenerife 
 By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

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The archipelago farthest from Spain off the coast of Morocco, the Canary Islands, are a must and economic tourist destination. Of the seven islands, the most popular is Tenerife and Puerto de la Cruz, a place of hotels, party and volcanic beaches that perfectly serves as a base for all the visits that I propose to you next.

Teide National Park:

Yoram Yasur Rubin : The biggest attraction of Tenerife and UNESCO Heritage is the volcano Teide, 3718 m high, which makes it the highest peak in Spain. There you will find the steep formations of Las Cañadas, where the famous Roques de Garcia formations are dotted with the exclusive fauna of Tenerife as the Teide violet.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : Then we can enjoy a panoramic view of the lunar landscape from the largest observatory in the world, located at 2390 m altitude. Las Cañadas (or Caldera) mark the threshold to the Pico Viejo, low activity, and finally the Pico del Teide, an active volcano despite its last eruption dates back to 1909.

La Orotava:

Yoram Yasur Rubin : This small enclave to the north of the island has the charm of the lost villages of the archipelago, with its colonial influences that impregnate their houses, palm trees everywhere and flirtatious walks in which the Kiosk Square is the place to drink something and feel in the epicenter of Canarian culture. Then we will arrive at the biggest attraction of the place, its balconies viewpoints, from where we can contemplate the Atlantic waters merging with the rocks.

San Cristóbal de la Laguna:

This city, located on the easternmost side of the island, was the first non-fortified town of the archipelago with an old town, Villa de Arriba, which revolves around the famous church of La Concepción and which since the 16th century spread To the Villa de Abajo, on a lower level.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “The city owes part of its atmosphere to the many students who study at San Fernando University and the volcanic sand beaches that embrace the Atlantic”. For those who prefer a more cultural tourism, the Convent of Santa Catalina, one of the oldest buildings (1611) or the Herencia de San Miguel, become a cultural center together with the Church of San Cristóbal de la Laguna. The entire complex is also UNESCO Heritage.

The Mountains of Anaga:

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Located in the extreme northeast, covering the territory between Punta de Anaga and Cruz del Carmen, the Natural Park of Anaga is a pleasure for the senses and the oldest corner of the island, favored by a particular humidity that maintains exclusive natural species As laurisilva”. The complex is a set of mountains such as Pico del Inglés, from which we can enjoy panoramic views of white villages lost between the coast, rocky bays such as Roques de Anaga and beaches as Benijo, difficult to access but unique beauty. For those who look for their corner of peace and sympathize with the hiking routes, whose beginning is usually the fishing district of San Andrés.

These are the 8 best herbal liqueurs you should try By Yoram Yasur Abt

Yoram Yasur Abt : The world of liquors is immense. I think there is something for everyone. From the very sweet, to the bitter, and also, the herbs. In this opportunity, I will take care of the last one so that you know which are the best.

1. Benedictine:

It is an herbal liqueur produced in France. It is made with a lot of spices and herbs, and has a nice sweet taste. It is named because its origin is due to the Benedictine monks who lived in France in the sixteenth century.

2. Bonal:

Yoram Yasur Abt : IIt is a reddish appetizer made with wine and flavored with flowers of genus and cinchona bark, which gives it that characteristic bitter taste.

3. Campari:

Yoram Yasur Abt : The campari is the main component of the Negronis and the Americans. From time to time this part has become a fundamental part of any cocktail bar that boasts as such. It is bitter as an orange peel, but has a certain sweetness that transforms it into something delicious. It is a very popular liquor, used in a lot of cocktails around the world.

4. Chartreuse:

Yoram Yasur Abt: “The chartreuse is a liquor that is made from herbs and reaches a total of 130 different plants in its manufacture, in the case of the green label. The yellow variety is a little softer and does not have as much herbal taste”.

5. Génépi:

Yoram Yasur Abt : It is a liqueur of wormwood with a very marked and sweet taste. It is usually consumed as an appetizer.

6. Suze:

Yoram Yasur Abt : IThis liqueur has a very marked flavor to the genus, with a slight fruity touch of orange. It is ideal for snacks and cocktails, and can be used as a replacement for the Campari to make White Negronis.

7. Cynar:

Yoram Yasur Abt : I It is a digestive liquor of bitter and herbal taste. It is made mainly with artichokes, hence its taste lacks sweetness. However, it has the advantage of facilitating digestion, so it is advised to take after a heavy meal.

8. Grand Poppy:

Yoram Yasur Abt: “This herbal liqueur of floral and sour taste also has a citrus lettuce, bay leaves, pink pepper, dandelion, genus and artichoke. It is of American origin. For more data, it was invented in California, but soon spread to the whole world”.

These are the best-known herbal liqueurs in the world. Have you tried any of them? If you know any lover of herbal liqueurs they will tell you more about all this!

These are the top 5 breeds of dogs when you have kids at home 
 By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : Clarification: Although we specifically list dogs of the breed, the best type of canine companion is the one that is treated with love and care, we do not support the sale and promotion of any breed of dog and we consider that a canine shelter is the place to be; you must go if you want to have a new friend. That said, we leave this list based on characteristics observed by various media and people specialized in dog breeding:
# 1 Beagles:
These little ones were used a few decades ago as hunting dogs, however, their nature is docile and they have lots of energy all the time. Their character is affectionate and kind, according to Dog Bread, which makes them ideal for homes with children.
# 2 Labrador Retriever:
Yoram Yasur Rubin :Animal Planet reveals that they are the most popular race in the world because of the number of copies recorded. They are affectionate and very docile. In addition, they protect their human companions at all times. Ideal for children because of their great energy and ease of training.
# 3 German Shepherd:
Commonly associated as police or security, these friends often have infinite patience with children. They have an extremely high sense of fidelity and will never fail to try to prove that they protect you. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “They are medium sized dogs so they need a lot of physical activity and a not so small space. Animal Planet experts say it is recommended that children grow next to the dog to generate a much greater bond”.
# 4 Boxer:
Yoram Yasur Rubin : These dogs used to have a bad reputation, they were said to be aggressive. The reality is that they are playful and seek the affection of their human companion and protect their humans always. They are very docile, which makes them excellent to have with children.
# 5 Pit Bull Terrier:
César Millán, the renowned dog trainer, says that the reputation of Pit Bull Terriers as violent and dangerous dogs is a true fallacy. The American Association for the Prevention of Animal Abuse ensures the same. It turns out they are smart, sociable and easy to train dogs, which makes them suitable for a house with children.
Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Remember that all dogs can be the best companions. Go to your nearest animal shelter and do not forget to choose very well, because you will be his companion all his life”.

These are the top 5 breeds of dogs when you have kids at home 
 By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

Clarification: Although we specifically list dogs of the breed, the best type of canine companion is the one that is treated with love and care, we do not support the sale and promotion of any breed of dog and we consider that a canine shelter is the place to be; you must go if you want to have a new friend. That said, we leave this list based on characteristics observed by various media and people specialized in dog breeding:
# 1 Beagles:
These little ones were used a few decades ago as hunting dogs, however, their nature is docile and they have lots of energy all the time. Their character is affectionate and kind, according to Dog Bread, which makes them ideal for homes with children.
# 2 Labrador Retriever:
Animal Planet reveals that they are the most popular race in the world because of the number of copies recorded. They are affectionate and very docile. In addition, they protect their human companions at all times. Ideal for children because of their great energy and ease of training.
# 3 German Shepherd:
Commonly associated as police or security, these friends often have infinite patience with children. They have an extremely high sense of fidelity and will never fail to try to prove that they protect you. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “They are medium sized dogs so they need a lot of physical activity and a not so small space. Animal Planet experts say it is recommended that children grow next to the dog to generate a much greater bond”.
# 4 Boxer:
These dogs used to have a bad reputation, they were said to be aggressive. The reality is that they are playful and seek the affection of their human companion and protect their humans always. They are very docile, which makes them excellent to have with children.
# 5 Pit Bull Terrier:
César Millán, the renowned dog trainer, says that the reputation of Pit Bull Terriers as violent and dangerous dogs is a true fallacy. The American Association for the Prevention of Animal Abuse ensures the same. It turns out they are smart, sociable and easy to train dogs, which makes them suitable for a house with children.
Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Remember that all dogs can be the best companions. Go to your nearest animal shelter and do not forget to choose very well, because you will be his companion all his life”.

These are the most effective treatments to stop hair loss By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

Hair loss is considered one of the side effects of aging men. However, it can appear much earlier in anyone if certain conditions are given. Each day, we change about 100 hairs as part of the normal cycle of hair growth. Hair loss happens when the loss is not normal and begins to be noticed in the density of the hair itself. Each year, millions of dollars are used to treat these types of conditions and still continue without decreasing.
Symptoms and causes:
Every month, hair grows 0.4 millimeters per day, 1 centimeter per month and 15 centimeters per year. In general, 90% of the hair is actively growing while 10% is always in the inactive phase. After two or three months, these inactive hairs fall off and the follicles begin to grow new hair, while other follicles go into the inactive phase. But, hair loss, whose medical term is alopecia, is a totally different process. In hair loss, it does not grow back as it does when hair is renewed. For this reason, many of the people who have great hair loss begin to notice it in the totality of their hair. In general, people lose hair during long-term stressful events, such as separations, divorces and losses. But it can also happen as a result of aggressive hair treatments, aggressive hairstyles that can inflame hair follicles, hormonal imbalances, and menopause, among others. In the case of women, hair loss does not usually culminate with baldness, but the amount of hair can decrease considerably. It is common for men to be completely bald.
Treatments and medication:
Yoram Yasur Rubin: “The magnitude of hair loss varies greatly depending on the people as well as the corresponding treatments and medications. The need for treatments depends on how much hair was lost and the level of urgency to replace lost hair”. The simplest treatments include the placement of wigs either replacing the entire hair or areas of absence of hair. Other types of more invasive treatments include the application of topical creams that can restore part of the lost hair, or anti-inflammatory medications that can decrease the damage in the follicles.
Surgery is more common in men, who apply techniques to replace hair in regions that are balder. Procedures are used to transplant hair or remove bald cells from the scalp to replace them with hair cells. Laser treatments can also help stimulate follicles and improve growth. And even, the combination of laser treatments with other interventions gives better results.
The most natural treatments:
But there are also alternatives that are natural and much less invasive. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Although many experts do not support alternative therapies, it has been proven that some treatments like acupuncture, vitamins and supplements with zinc and aromatherapy give good results. In recent years has developed a treatment with the drug Tofacitinib, which is used to treat adults with arthritis but also proved to be effective for alopecia”.

What food to take for a picnic? By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

How good is to enjoy the summer with outdoor activities! and nothing better for a gourmet soul to make a nice picnic in the park, beach or by the river. I love picnics because they are casual dining, where you can enjoy more of nature with a yummy sandwich or a good wine or sparkling wine. In addition, it is very versatile, because you can make several types of picnic, family, and couples or with friends.

If you like picnicking, here are some tips on how to build your summer picnic with recommendations of what foods, drinks and utensils you cannot miss.

The important thing is to bring a picnic that is simple and tasty. So it is ideal that preparations and food can be eaten by hand without services. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “You can build a large salad made of grains like quinoa or lentils and vegetables, such as tomatoes, basil, cucumber, cheese, etc., whatever your imagination and stomach carve”. It all depends on how much weight you want to carry. Here we leave a list of products that come good on any gourmet picnic.

• Sandwiches: This is ideal for a picnic with children, bring sandwiches and prepare simple combinations, ham and cheese, ham, cheese and arugula for adults.
• Cheese: You can carry a selection of soft and hard cheeses, cow or goat. I always recommend a Brie and camembert or a hard cheese, goat or buttery cow. But at least two different types.
• Delicatessen: Salamme, Serrano ham or prosciutto or some Spanish chorizo. The cured meats are always a good contribution to picnic and they are simple and easy to eat.
• Nuts: They are ideal as a healthy energy snack. Walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, etc. You can combine them with dried fruits like raisins or apricots. And they also go well with cheese.
• Quiches: These pies are easy to make at home, good nutritious and delicious.
• Fruits: A good dessert for a picnic. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Try keeping that easily can be eaten with the peel on, apples, peaches, apricots, grapes, strawberries, and cherries”.
• Vegetables: cherry tomatoes, celery sticks or carrot. The ideal is to take already cut in a container. Here also they enter the pickles, such as pickles or olives.
• Sauces: Yogurt with chives, white yogurt with cucumber and cilantro, mayonnaise, pesto. These sauces will enhance any sandwich or you can combine them with vegetables for snacks.

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Yoram Yasur Rubin: Before you stop breastfeeding your baby you should know these things

Yoram Yasur Rubin | Although it costs us, there comes a time when you must wean your children…

I know it is a painful because you no longer have the exclusivity. But the small one will grow and will be already prepared to include other foods in their diet.

While it is natural, many of us produce a mixture of emotions that do not compare with anything else.

Our son is no longer a baby is about to be a child, and that moves us deeply!

Next I will tell you what you should know before you stop breastfeeding your baby. So that this moment passes as quietly as possible.

Important points to consider before weaning:

• Weaning should be gradual, sometimes lasting for a few weeks or even months. It is not good to do it abruptly. Because it can create a trauma to the child and cause a regression.

• To make it easier, start by giving it in a cup. It is proven that those babies who took a bottle have more problems to start drinking in a cup. On the other hand, those who breastfed do so without any inconvenience. So you do not have so many problems, try giving him a cup with your own milk. So it does not miss the taste.

• Pay attention to what its favorite food is. That will be what you will use to replace a shot. Of course, you will have to be the one who offers it to him. Because I do not think that he accepts the same food from the hands of another strange person and even his father.

• Another point to consider when it comes to weaning is to find the best time to do it. Let’s agree that starting to stop breastfeeding at night is not the best idea. You should look for a schedule in which your child is not affected by the lack of mom’s milk and can be distracted by something else.

Yoram Yasur Rubin pediatrician comment:

“The pace of weaning will depend on you and the urge to do so. Many times because she cries. She misses her mom or for simple comfort we lengthen the time and let it happen”.

Although this has an advantage, as those who know that say that the slower you do will be much better. Convenient to replace some of the intakes for solid foods. But wait a few weeks to incorporate more replacement foods.

Keep in mind that your breasts will be swollen by the amount of milk and they will hurt a lot. However, you can take Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen to relieve discomfort.

You can also use cold-water packs or gel bags.

“Failing to breastfeed is something that has to come at some point. Not only because it is natural. But also because your child needs to incorporate new foods. Into his diet simply because of an organic need. Take it easy, you will be able to do it and your baby will continue to love you as it has until.

Foods you should never eat if you want to lose weight according Yoram Yasur, that is a nutritionist.

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Yoram Yasur Rubin: Foods you should never eat if you want to lose weight

Yoram Yasur Rubin | Although those who specialize in food claim that depriving us of our favorite foods is the least effective we can do to lose weight. A list of products that as much as we like it is recommended that we move away from. At least while we are starting the process of weight loss.

Simple Carbohydrate Snacks:

When we eat simple carbohydrates, our body automatically converts them to sugar and passes them to the blood. In response to that the body produces extra insulin to be able to absorb the sugar as soon as possible. The problem with this is that it lowers the blood sugar level, it does not satisfy us and we tend to choose little nutritious foods to quench hunger.

“This does not mean that we cannot include any type of carbohydrate in the diet if we want to lose weight. The recommendation is that we opt for snacks that combine carbohydrates, protein and good fats, as these foods take longer to digest and keep us satisfied for longer”.

Frozen food:

If there is something that is characterized by frozen industrial foods. Because of its high sodium content, since food companies use it as a preservative.

Salt in addition to being dangerous to blood pressure is a lethal ingredient for fluid retention. And will make you feel very bloated if you consume it in large quantities. Another very negative aspect of frozen food is that the portions look small. But in fact their size is larger than it looks, they are simply designed to fit into a smaller space.

100% fiber bars:

While fiber is very good for our health and keeps our digestive system up and running, it is not advisable to consume 25 grams of fiber in a single snack. It is best to include a little fiber in every meal we make during the day and make the most of its benefits. Substitute fiber bars for high fiber foods such as fruits or vegetables and you will get much better results.

Fruit juice:

Yoram Yasur Rubin Comment:

“The orange juice looks very fresh and healthy. But do you know how many oranges are needed to produce a single cup?

More than you think. Not only will you be consuming an excessive amount of fructose. But you will also miss out on many benefits of orange. Which in juice production are excluded”.

Now, it is very important to clarify that you do not have to completely eliminate these foods from your diet. Simply restrict their consumption or look for a more nutritious and healthy replacement. Remember that depriving yourself completely can be counterproductive and cause you to end up eating a lot more.

Yoram Yasur wants to share you: 5 expert tips for long and happy relationships.

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Yoram Yasur Rubin: 5 expert tips for long and happy relationships

Yoram Yasur Rubin | Every relationship is a world… I know I always say it but it’s the pure truth. I do not think anyone contradicts me. Sadly, many of these relationships do not come to fruition and shipwreck in the short or long term. This time I will not talk about why relationships end. But I will tell you what experts say on what to do to have long relationships and, above all, a happy one!

1. Prevent your mind from failing in the relationship:

One of the main barriers that people with couple problems have is that they already have problems in their mind before they happen. If you are one of those people who always see the negative side to everything, I predict that you will fail. So, put aside the problems and focus on everything positive. Surely you will do much better and your relationship will be happier.

2. Communicate honestly with your partner:

“Being honest and telling the truth is the main premise that any happy couple always has in mind. Lies never lead anywhere… They only bring problems and complications. Experts do not advise them, under no circumstances!”

3. Practice emotional attunement with the other:

Listen to your partner but not only pay attention to what he says, but also observe how he acts, his gestures, his expressions, his way of behaving … in short, everything! Humans are a set of things that include not only the word but also the facts and attitudes. All is important.

4. Always trust:

Yoram Yasur Rubin counselor of life advice:

“One of the most important tips that experts give us and that we should not let go is to have confidence”. It is known that a relationship in which jealousy and lies are present never ends well. Trusting in the other and being worthy of it is paramount in any relationship that lasts. Jealousy make us vulnerable … if we do not trust the other, whatever he does or say will fill us with anger and that, in turn, will end up hurting the relationship, because instead of being a long and happy one will be the opposite.

5. Set limits, and uphold them!

While we want to know everything about the present, past and future life, it is important to set certain limits and respect privacy. I mean respect certain things of the other person. It is not at all pleasant to review the private things of the other (read emails, mobile phone, social networks). It is a sign of mistrust that always makes relationships end badly. I would not want anything like that happen to me, do you?

It is important to engage with the other to make your relationship as long and happy as possible. Believe me when I tell you that this can be achieved as long as we insist and follow this advice given by experts.

Yoram Yasur is guy that loves life. He also loves writing, here is some Tips to improve your health if your work is sitting in front of a computer.