About Alena Scuk Bego

Alena is a guest blogger and full-time health and wellness enthusiast, combining her two biggest passions – healthy living and writing.
pecan nuts

Pecan nuts are native to northern Mexico and the southern part of the U.S. The tree is cultivated for its highly nutritious seed. Pecan nuts are loaded with important nutrients and minerals that are responsible for maintaining good health. Thanks to the low carb content, they are suitable for people on low-carb diets as well….

eat healthy,

Many people complain that healthy eating and living require a lot of money, but this isn’t necessarily true. To start eating healthy on a budget, you can start with fruits and vegetables, whole grains and proteins. Incorporating inexpensive but healthy foods into your diets such as frozen fruits and vegetables, cheaper cuts of meat, eggs,…

epinephrine

Epinephrine — commonly called adrenaline — is our bodies’ naturally occurring hormone used during the natural stress response. When something stressful occurs, the adrenal gland releases adrenaline into the bloodstream combined with a few other hormones such as cortisol. The heart understands this as a message to pump harder, which automatically increases blood pressure, narrowing…

stress

Ongoing stress symptoms can affect your body, your mind, your feelings, as well as your behavior. Recognizing common stressors and stress symptoms can help to manage them more easily. Stress is a good thing when it comes to survival, but too much of it can kill you. Emotional stress that is left unsolved for weeks…

fermented food

In the world of food, things are getting the shift back in time. An old form of preserving foods — fermentation — is getting a new swing. By eating fermented foods you are adding good bacteria and enzymes to your intestinal flora, thus improving the health of your digestive system and gut microbiome. The number…

intermittent fasting

Our bodies have healing power. Imagine having a broken bone and putting a plaster. After a while, the bone will join itself even though there’s no medicine in the plaster. If you cut yourself, the skin stitches back together within days. Intermittent fasting is one way the body can heal itself back after the damage…

villi

Our intestines have millions of tiny projections called villi. When you eat unnatural foods, they are likely to rot inside your intestines for hours. Dead foods stick to the intestines in the form of waste and toxins. Consuming large amounts of non-nutritious foods causes a thick layer of waste to accumulate on villi over the…

digestive issues

It takes around three hours to digest and expel fruits, six hours is required time for this process when it comes to vegetables and a whopping 18 hours for grains. It’s no wonder that we tend to gain weight, have problems with digestion, and get sick from many diseases nowadays. We tend to eat grains…

digestion

Do you know what happens to your food after you eat it? It’s a well-known fact that food first goes into your stomach, where it’s broken down with the help of certain enzymes. Then it goes to your intestines, and it’s finally excreted as waste. Various types of food require a different amount of time…

salmonella sign

Maybe you ate a chocolate mousse made with raw eggs or mayonnaise that’s been sitting in the fridge for too long, and now you’re worried and waiting what will happen. How long does it take for salmonellosis symptoms to show? Symptoms of salmonellosis often include stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and even fever. Gastroenteritis is one…

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