Yoram Yasur Rubin explains the Risks of drinking coffee during pregnancy

Yoram Yasur Rubin : It is known that pregnant women have to be alert to a lot of care and it is also known that caffeine is a product on which we all must have in moderation. Therefore, when both circumstances come together, prevention measures should be much more demanding, since drinking coffee during pregnancy can be dangerous. Keep reading what Yoram Yasur Rubin has to say about it.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : To confirm this theory, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) conducted a survey in the cities of Leeds and Leicester, England. There they demonstrated the risks of drinking coffee during pregnancy, by affirming that can generate births of babies below normal weight. This occurs if pregnant women have more than two cups a day, a measure that is now widely surpassed by several women throughout the world and who are unaware of this danger.

Danger of losing pregnancy

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “The limit of caffeine consumption is 200 mg per day, which is equivalent to two cups of instant or filtered coffee, three cans of energizing drink, four cups of tea or five cans of cola. However, some special coffee varieties can exceed this measure in a single cup, as with Starbucks shakes. If you are pregnant, what is important is that you learn to maintain a healthy diet, avoiding caffeine consumption as much as possible, as there are many complications that this product generates in the body. For example, studies show that in addition to causing babies to be born below normal weight, caffeine consumption in pregnant women can lead to miscarriage, which is the expulsion of the fetus when still does not have the capacity to survive independently”.

Other Complications:

Yoram Yasur Rubin : But those are not the only disadvantages of drinking coffee. In addition, it is proven that this drink has diuretic and stimulant effects, which can alter the normal rhythm of pregnancy by modifying the level of fluid in the body of a pregnant women. As Yoram Yasur Rubin explains, caffeine stimulates not only the mother, but also, the baby. This modifies their sleep patterns and the proper mobility of the pregnancy, causing a mismatch between the usual conditions of each stage of gestation and the activity of the baby.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : What steps do you take to take care of your pregnancy? Remember that there are many foods you usually eat that can be harmful to your baby. Always consult your primary care physician and he or she will guide you better about the risks of drinking coffee during pregnancy.

Yoram Yasur Rubin gives you the magic benefits of cucumber

Yoram Yasur: Summer is the perfect time to buy cucumbers. In fact, although we can find them in the market all the year, just now they are fresh and of organic harvests, since it is his time of collection. The fact that it is a very common vegetable, and at the same time very economical, makes us not appreciate it in every way, and that is why today we talk about the magic benefits for the beauty of the cucumber. You can even use it as a fresh compliment with crackers so you have a healthier choice; instead of bread. 

  1. Eating cucumbers: Yoram Yasur Rubin: “We often say that beauty is inside us, and in this case, the fact is that eating cucumbers could help us pull it out. It is not a coincidence, nor the fact that the cucumber is a vegetable. This is because the cucumber guarantees us to be hydrated thanks to the large amount of water it contains, and is also a great source of vitamins A, B, C, D and E”.
  2. Vitamin E and Skin:

The skin needs the contribution of many vitamins, many minerals and water to keep it radiant. However, one of the most important is vitamin E, which cucumber contains in good amounts. That is why it is considered fundamental for beauty. In addition to this, cucumber has anti-inflammatory effects, reduces redness, and helps to heal sunburn. That is why, both its use as food and its topical use bring you great benefits.

  1. Cucumbers everywhere: Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Taking advantage of the benefits of cucumber as far as beauty can be using the classic method of using it in the eyes. But you can also choose to use it in your drinks: a couple of slices will give you many of the positive components that it includes. In salads, stews and other prepared dishes, and also, why not? in cosmetic applications as moisturizing or nourishing creams that will ensure the vitamin E that your skin requires”.

Cucumber face masks serve to relieve the signs of stress and exhaustion, moisturizing the skin and preventing it from suffering the effects of everyday life. Here are some suggestions for masks with cucumber:

– Cucumber and oatmeal mask for acne: Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Two tablespoons of oats, one tablespoon of honey, one spoonful of lemon juice and half crushed cucumber. Apply it and let it act for fifteen minutes, remove it with warm water. The combination of the exfoliating effect of oats and the cucumber astringent makes it ideal for getting rid of annoying zits”.

– Mask of cucumber and honey to moisturize the skin: Half crushed cucumber, one tablespoon of oil and two spoonsful of honey. Stir and exhale on the skin, letting it act for about fifteen to twenty minutes, rinse the face with water to achieve a moisturizing and smooth skin effect.

Home remedy for feet fungi and calluses By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : Although the feet are the support of our body every day, most people de-emphasize them until we notice that they are developing imperfections. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “The use of shoes, continued friction and contact with various types of microorganisms can affect your skin and, over time, cause calluses, cracking, and some infections”.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : While not all of us are exposed in the same way, the lack of care and treatments can lead to uncomfortable symptoms that, in addition to being unsightly, cause us pain and inflammation. Fortunately, it is not always necessary to invest in expensive pedicures or professional methods to keep your skin free of harshness, fungus, and other disorders.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : In fact, if we combine cheap and easy-to-buy ingredients in the market, we can make excellent remedies to soften and keep them healthy. In this opportunity, we want to share an interesting recipe so that you begin to take care of them using only two ingredients. Take note!

Home remedy to combat foot fungus and calluses:

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “The catalog of home remedies for feet offers a wide variety of preparations to combat fungi, remove dead cells and avoid other troublesome problems that make them look bad. Among these we find a treatment of aspirin and lemon juice, known in many places for its ability to exfoliate, clean and soften even the hardest areas of the skin”.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Aspirin is an analgesic and anticoagulant medicine commonly used to relieve headaches, fever, and some circulation problems. Although these are its best-known applications, it is currently also used as a component for aesthetics and skin health. This is because it serves to combat acne, stains and other impurities that remain adhering on the dermal surface”.

In addition, thanks to its composition, it is very effective in controlling the fungus of the feet and nails, as it decreases its growth and controls the itching sensation that often cause. It has a high concentration of beta-hydroxy acid, a fat-soluble component commonly used by cosmetic companies for the preparation of exfoliating creams and lotions. It also concentrates anti-inflammatory and soothing substances that help decrease the tension and pain of this part of the body, especially after a day full of physical activity.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : To make matters worse, it serves to clarify the dark spots that, as many know, can form in the feet from exposure to the sun, toxins and contact with various surfaces.

How to prepare this home remedy to take care of your feet?

Ingredients:

5 aspirins

One lemon’s juice

1 pumice

Instructions:

Put the aspirins in a mortar and crush them until you get a powder. If you do not have a mortar, moisten them with a little water and apply them with a fork or heavy object.

Add the powder obtained in a bowl and then add the juice of a lemon.

Mix everything for a few moments, until a thick and homogeneous paste.

If you notice that it is too dry, add more lemon or a tablespoon of water.

How to use:

Rinse your feet to remove accumulated dirt on your surface.

Then extend a thin layer of the product over the areas affected by calluses and fungi.

Wait for 20-30 minutes and rinse with plenty of warm water.

Subsequently, rub the areas with a pumice stone to remove dead and hard skin.

Remove dead cells with warm water and dry your feet well.

Repeat the procedure two or three times a week for good results.

 Yoram Yasur Rubin : Ready to have some pretty feet? Incorporate this simple treatment into your beauty routine and discover all its benefits to take care of your skin. Try to supplement your application with a good moisturizer, as this area tends to suffer from excess dryness.

Tea that can help you alleviate your allergies By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : Some, because the climate changes, others because spring comes, others because of pollen or dust … and for an endless number of reasons suffer from allergies. Sneezing and puffy eyes are the order of the day and the vast majority resort to drugs to mitigate the symptoms. Today we would like to tell you about nettle tea and how it can really help you in relieving annoying allergies.

What is nettle tea exactly?

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “According to several scientific studies, nettle tea contains fantastic anti-inflammatory properties that attack root allergies (inflammation) and relieves the symptoms that often disturb from the first hour of the day. In addition, when the plant is allowed to dry and is also consumed in tea, it loses its anti-inflammatory properties but is extremely effective for those who want a relaxing moment. Nettle is like this: versatile and effective”.

Of flavors and alternatives:

Yoram Yasur Rubin :  Perhaps the only “negative” point to take into account is its bitter taste that may even be unpleasant for some. A good tip is to consume only 1 or 2 cups a day so you do not give up so soon. You could also, for example, consume some combination that includes nettle but that its flavor is somewhat “hidden” among other tastes

Yoram Yasur Rubin :  There are for example blends of mint, vanilla and nettle in which the fragrance and sweetness of vanilla plus the freshness of the mint are so present that you will almost not notice the nettle. Remember also that you should not add sugar or sweeteners to this type of tea (and, in general, none).

Yoram Yasur Rubin :  In case you do not get a blend of your liking, you can always create it yourself: just take some nettle leaves, a tea bag of mint, add a few drops of vanilla extract and voila! You have your antiallergic tea ready to enjoy. Remember also to cover it for 10 minutes when you have it ready so that the volatile organic components of the tea do not dissipate as vapor. We hope you find these tips useful and that you will try to taste the nettle tea very soon.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Teas are much more than a hot beverage. In addition to its soothing temperature, some herbal teas can help decrease cold symptoms”. Cinnamon tea and ginger tea are two of the most recommended, because their properties help to relax the body and reduce nasal congestion. You can also take the classic lemon tea with a little honey and enjoy all its benefits.

The top cities to celebrate Cinco de Mayo
By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

Yoram Yasur Rubin.

May 5th is a famous party celebrated in the main Latin cities in the United States. Streets and squares are decorated with the colors of the Mexican flag: red, white and green; And street vendors and restaurants offer tamales, empanadas, chips and sauces; Accompanied by a cold beer, margaritas or tequila. Although the date commemorates the historic battle of 1862 in Puebla, Mexico, in which the Creole forces defeated the French navy; Latinos in the United States have made this party their own. Hundreds of thousands of people gather to enjoy festive music, typical food and the good atmosphere that distinguishes Hispanics. Here we leave you with a list of the favorite cities to celebrate on May 5.

Chicago:

Yoram Yasur Rubin : The city hosts a three-day party that includes a parade on Sacramento Drive in Lawndale and mariachi music and folk dances on Navy Pier. And like Mexican restaurants across the country, Chicago’s restaurants have their own celebrations with rich offerings.

San Diego:
Yoram Yasur Rubin : Fiesta Cinco de Mayo has been celebrated almost three decades. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “The old town halls host a variety of events and entertainment, including recreations of the famous 1862 battle at Old Town San Diego State Park and dance music and mariachi bands on the Plaza. Do not forget to stroll around Balboa Park to try a variety of rich dishes”.

Portland:
Yoram Yasur Rubin : Portland’s Cinco de Mayo Festival is Oregon’s largest multicultural festival and occupies Waterfront Park for five days. Established in 1984, the event attracts more than 300,000 visitors. Portland also takes advantage of this time to commemorate its brotherhood with the city of Guadalajara in Mexico and presents through its three stages, typical dances, music, food and handicrafts of that city.

Denver:
Musicians, dancers and a sea of ​​Mexican flags meander along the parade on Welton and Lincoln streets, ending at Civic Center Park, where the family celebrates in a carnival atmosphere. The party draws more than 450,000 people each year.

Los Angeles:
Yoram Yasur Rubin: “The party starts at the end of April with Fiesta Broadway, which attracts more than half a million people, and the celebration continues during the first week of May. There are festivals and events spread throughout the city. La Placita Olvera is also another historic center that celebrates everything with mariachi music, story telling or legends, traditional dances and a display of good Mexican food”.

If you want to party and you are not near any of these cities, get to the most popular Mexican restaurant in your area so you can shout Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Love without possessing, live without depending By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

Yoram Yasur Rubin :The greatest sign of love is to let the person you love be yourself. It is also a huge sign of maturity. And it is very difficult to achieve since our society has “programmed” us for possession. In a culture where more people are worth more, it is difficult for us not to extrapolate that concept to interpersonal relationships. Then we become possessive.

The origin of possessiveness lies in the fear of loss:

Yoram Yasur Rubin : We hardly have anything, we hardly feel that something is ours, we are afraid of losing it. And the more we cling to that possession or the more we love the person, the greater is that fear.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : In many cases that fear of loss goes back to past experiences, especially childhood, that left painful scars on our brains. It has been found that people who have suffered losses in childhood or those who have not received enough attention often develop an insecure attachment that leads them to depend on others or to want to control their lives. These people continually demand attention and do not want to share that special person with anyone else for fear of being “robbed” and disappear from their lives, which will make them experience the feelings of helplessness they felt as children.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : However, there may be other reasons for a person to develop that possessive relationship. In fact, possessiveness always implies insecurity and low self-esteem. Unsafe people tend to be more possessive because they are more afraid of losing what they have achieved because, deep down, they think they do not deserve it.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “The problem is that these people, instead of analyzing where that possessiveness comes from, try to counter their fears and insecurities with more control”.

To love and let go is necessary to change our mentality:

– Do not confuse attachment with love. Possessivity usually comes from confusion: we mistakenly interpret our attachment as love. Attachment is a superficial emotion that binds us, while love is a deeper emotion that frees us. To love someone is to let them go free, to bind someone is to experience attachment. Therefore, possessiveness is a form of attachment that does not reflect love but our desire and need for control.

– Let go of the need for control. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Possessiveness arises from insecurity, which we try to mitigate through control because it gives us the illusion of security”. However, when you realize that the control you exercise is minimal because at any moment life can snatch anything from you or anyone else, then you realize that it makes no sense to waste so much energy in vain. At that moment, a small miracle occurs: instead of striving to control, you strive to enjoy more of that person or your possessions.

– Cultivate your “I”. The emotional dependence of the other and the desire to control it arises when we feel we are unable to meet our needs. When we have a mature self, when we trust in our abilities and have connected with our emotions, possessiveness disappears, simply because we do not need it, it has no reason to be. Therefore, to love without dominating or depending, it is necessary to perform a deep inner work.

– Assume that everyone has the right to be. We do not do good to others when we impose our opinions and ways of doing. Therefore, do not fall into the error of trying to impose your way of seeing the world to “help” the other. No one is obligated to meet our expectations, so the greatest gift we can give to those we love is to let them be, and accept them unconditionally.

Flexibility to retain talent By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

Yoram Yasur Rubin : Talent management is a necessity and a challenge for companies. On the other hand, diversity, in the broadest sense, is the best antidote to conformism and a good point from which to build innovation and development.

The key is to take advantage of differences effectively. Betting on training, mentoring and, above all, flexibility is fundamental to harmonize the different typologies of employees. On the one hand, veterans often enjoy strengths of their own generation, such as a greater sense of responsibility, respect for hierarchy, willingness to work hard (repetitive or extraordinary), care, reliability, accuracy, or loyalty to the company. However, they can improve in creativity, flexibility, and willingness to work as a team.

On the other hand, the young people appreciate much more the team work, they need and require continuous feedbacks and their relationship with the technology is completely natural. They want to evolve and endure bad routines. In addition, they generally do not work very well under an overly rigid management structure. They prefer more open collaborations that allow them to share information and that everyone can contribute to decision making.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Younger and younger women highly appreciate flexibility. Female talent is particularly loyal to companies that reward results rather than presence, which allow a good balance between work and private life”.

In addition, it is important to stress that flexibility is an increasingly crucial motivating factor in the career of men, since motherhood and children are no longer a purely feminine fact. Most new-generation parents are no longer considered a ‘head of household’ and the responsibilities of economic livelihood are shared. Companies will be able to maintain and develop the role of women only when they also allow men to be fathers.

For organizations, it will be useful to move to a management model that provides greater flexibility to people, both in the hours and in the workplace, always obviously fulfilling the objectives. This type of approach is a powerful method for stimulating and retaining the talent of potential leaders, men and women, in rapidly changing markets.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Among the millennials, women are advancing a lot, are more and better educated and are entering the world of work in greater numbers than in any of the previous generations. We are facing a new era of talent, marked by empathy and flexibility, in which the ‘female model’ will be clearly dominant”.

The biggest challenge facing companies is the struggle to form, acquire and retain high-quality talent. We must cultivate inclusive cultures and strategies that foster the confidence and ambition of the young and value the veterans’ experience. In addition, with the aim of achieving gender balance which, among other things, is a good business.

Flexibility to retain talent By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

Talent management is a necessity and a challenge for companies. On the other hand, diversity, in the broadest sense, is the best antidote to conformism and a good point from which to build innovation and development.

The key is to take advantage of differences effectively. Betting on training, mentoring and, above all, flexibility is fundamental to harmonize the different typologies of employees. On the one hand, veterans often enjoy strengths of their own generation, such as a greater sense of responsibility, respect for hierarchy, willingness to work hard (repetitive or extraordinary), care, reliability, accuracy, or loyalty to the company. However, they can improve in creativity, flexibility, and willingness to work as a team.

On the other hand, the young people appreciate much more the team work, they need and require continuous feedbacks and their relationship with the technology is completely natural. They want to evolve and endure bad routines. In addition, they generally do not work very well under an overly rigid management structure. They prefer more open collaborations that allow them to share information and that everyone can contribute to decision making.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Younger and younger women highly appreciate flexibility. Female talent is particularly loyal to companies that reward results rather than presence, which allow a good balance between work and private life”.

In addition, it is important to stress that flexibility is an increasingly crucial motivating factor in the career of men, since motherhood and children are no longer a purely feminine fact. Most new-generation parents are no longer considered a ‘head of household’ and the responsibilities of economic livelihood are shared. Companies will be able to maintain and develop the role of women only when they also allow men to be fathers.

For organizations, it will be useful to move to a management model that provides greater flexibility to people, both in the hours and in the workplace, always obviously fulfilling the objectives. This type of approach is a powerful method for stimulating and retaining the talent of potential leaders, men and women, in rapidly changing markets.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “Among the millennials, women are advancing a lot, are more and better educated and are entering the world of work in greater numbers than in any of the previous generations. We are facing a new era of talent, marked by empathy and flexibility, in which the ‘female model’ will be clearly dominant”.

The biggest challenge facing companies is the struggle to form, acquire and retain high-quality talent. We must cultivate inclusive cultures and strategies that foster the confidence and ambition of the young and value the veterans’ experience. In addition, with the aim of achieving gender balance which, among other things, is a good business.

 

Wine labels trick you By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

We think that taste is something that we perceive objectively. It is not like this. Numerous studies have shown that many factors influence the perception of taste, most of which escape our consciousness, from the intensity of the light that surrounds us to the music and even the color of the dishes.

Now new research done at the University of Adelaide suggests that the language used in the labeling of a wine bottle could be as important to your enjoyment as the taste of the beverage itself.

The taste is not only found in the taste buds:

The researchers recruited 126 people who regularly consumed wine and presented them with a selection of the three most popular white wines in Australia: Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc.

In the first session of tasting, they were asked to classify the taste of the wines. A week later a second session was held, but in fact the participants returned to try the same wines, first reading a very basic description, and then with a much more “elaborate and emotive” description. The trick was that people thought they were tasting six different wines, when in fact they were always the same three from the beginning.

For example, a basic description of the Riesling was “pale yellow / greenish” while a more complete description of the same wine was: “refreshing taste of lemon and lime accompanied by delicate floral jasmine aromas from a family vineyard with A knowledge of 145 years. ” In addition, it included phrases like “respect respectful to our ancestors” and “carefully elaborated with fruit collected by hand of our vineyards of the highest quality”.

Surprisingly, the more elaborate descriptions of the wines, which included information on the history of the winery and positive evaluations on the quality of the wine, made people prefer them over others. In fact, participants were 30% more likely to buy wines with elaborate descriptions.

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “The participants considered that wine was better, more delicious, and more expensive if the description included details about the history of the winery and specified its flavor in detail”. On the contrary, when those same wines were presented without descriptions, received worse critics.

Undoubtedly, when choosing the products, we look a lot at the way of presentation, description, and price, which end up influencing our perception of taste. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “We have the idea that more expensive products are better, so this belief acts as a kind of placebo effect that fools our brain and makes us think that its taste is better”.

Bunions By Yoram Yasur Rubin.

Hallux valgus, commonly known as bunions, consists of the medial or valgus deviation (toward the center of the body axis) of the head of the first metatarsal and the approach of the big toe to the rest of the toes, which may even the overlap of the first two fingers. It is the most common pathology of the forefoot, and is especially common in women between 40 and 60 years of age. They have been classically related to women’s footwear, more specifically to the distribution of pressure produced by a pointed shoe with a heel.

The forefoot is the part of the organism that supports greater mechanical strength. It not only supports the mechanical force of the weight, but also the dynamics of the movement when it pushes the person forward and receives the impact of each support. Both the friction and compression forces are absorbed by the sole of the foot and transmitted to the skeleton. Therefore, in the forefoot there are fatty bodies that are responsible for dispersing the pressures and protect the vessels and nerves of the area.

Symptoms:

Yoram Yasur Rubin: “The patient who presents a bunion usually consults for pain, difficulties to put on, or aesthetic problems. The hallux valgus juvenile is usually not painful, but it does offer disadvantages for the adaptation of the footwear, whereas the hallux valgus of the adult presents the three problems.”

Pain and swelling, which worsen with movement, are two symptoms of bunions that are located well in the area where the finger is attached to the rest of the foot, or directly on the bunion. Other times it occurs on the plantar side (below) of the joint, on the plantar side of the forefoot, or on the entire foot. The pain in the internal part usually is due to painful callosities placed on the bunion and, above all, the inflammation of the serous bag. Plantar pain is often related to joint problems, such as osteoarthritis.

When high-heeled shoes are used that force the finger in a chronically extended position, or when a hallux valgus pushes the second finger or deflects it into a hammer, the long-held extensor forces end up stretching and thinning the second- Finger, which also ends up being affected. Yoram Yasur Rubin: “These different varieties of presentation and location of pain oblige the specialist to explore not only the forefoot, but also the foot, instead of concentrating exclusively on the deformity of the first finger”.

The treatment of a bunion can be of two types: conservative or surgical.

Conservative treatment is the first therapeutic option. Analgesics and anti-inflammatories are often given to reduce symptoms. Pain and inflammation can be eliminated by avoiding shoe rubbing with the bunion itself, by modifying or changing the footwear, so that it has the wider front part, adapts to the foot, and holds it well. A patient with associated flatfoot will be treated with a template.

Shortening of the Achilles tendon can be treated by stretching exercises and even a surgical stretching of the tendon. The use of orthoses (devices that are inserted in the footwear to correct an abnormal form of walking) is very frequent, that try to avoid the articular deformation.

In addition to conservative measures, some patients require an operation. According to the intensity of the deformity, the different pathological elements and the anatomical anomalies, there are several surgical techniques. The choice of one or the other depends in general on the severity of the hallux valgus and the intermetatarsal angle. The technique chosen should correct all the factors causing the problem to be successful.

At present, two types of techniques for operating bunions can be distinguished:

Open surgery, through osteotomies, consisting of surgical modifications of parts of the bones involved for the correction of pathological angulation. They are surgeries with multiple varieties, which must be chosen based on the experience of the traumatologist and the degree of hallux valgus, age, and characteristics of the patients, and which have been perfected in recent years.

On the other hand, the cases are operated through minimally invasive surgery techniques, through the implantation of needles for the correction of the bone deviation, or by the implantation of small titanium plates united by means of sutures of specific material that correct the deviation and maintain the angle as close to normal. As you can imagine, they are less bloody operations, with a faster recovery and less discharge time, that is, foot support is performed in less time. Its realization is limited to the specific cases in which the traumatologist considers indicated.