Different Types of Protein, Protein Foods, and Protein functions in your body

Image showing high protein foods
Image showing high protein foods

Your body needs protein to survive. There are various types of proteins available in different protein foods. You should know about different functions of proteins and what the protein foods are. This article will help you learn about protein, different types of protein and protein foods. Reading this article will help you understand which foods contain what types of protein and what the protein functions are.

What are proteins?

What are proteins? Proteins are very important elements and there are various functions of proteins in your body. Proteins are called the building blocks of life. Every cell in the human body contains proteins. In fact, the basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids. Protein consists of hundreds or thousands of smaller units of amino acids. These are attached to one another in long chains. Research has proved that there are 20 different types of amino acids; all these acids can be combined to make a protein. In order to help your body repair cells and make new ones, you require protein in your diet. In addition to these, protein is also important for growth & development in children, teens, and pregnant women who become more eater at that time.

What does protein do?

What does protein do in the body? There are various functions of proteins in your body. Some of them are carrying important things from place to place in your body. They are kind of like the post office that delivers different information to different receivers. Some protein act like little machines that put new molecules together or break old ones apart. Some proteins work like doors to let things in and out of a cell. Proteins have different activities, and they do all of these activities inside your body. The interesting is that the sequence of amino acids determine each protein’s unique 3-dimensional structure (shape) and its specific function. Proteins are described according to each protein function in the body.

Proteins do most of the works in cells and are required for the structure, protein function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should obtain 10 percent to 25 percent of your daily calorie needs from protein.

Different types of protein and various protein functions:

There are different types of proteins and different functions of proteins. Based on the amino acid sequence, proteins have various shapes and molecular weights. For instance, hemoglobin (details are given below) is a globular protein, that means it folds into a compact globe-like structure, but collagen protein (details are given below) which is found in our skin, is a fibrous protein, that means this protein folds into a long extended fiber-like chain. However, there are different types of proteins, protein functions, and various sources of each protein – let’s see how they work:

Protein Name Description/Functions of proteins in the body
Antibody (Defensive) Antibody (Defensive): Antibodies are proteins that obstruct to specific foreign particles, such as viruses and bacteria, to help protect your body. They are core parts of your immune system, keeping diseases away. Antibodies are formed in the white blood cells, and attack bacteria, viruses and other harmful microorganisms rendering them inactive. There are a few medications that can be taken to increase antibodies, but eating the right foods can have the same effect without side effects.
Some natural effective sources of protein (antibody) are: Egg yolks, Nuts, Tuna, lobster, shrimp, brown rice, cottage cheese, chicken (white meat), sunflower seeds, garlic, and lamb chops.
Enzyme (Enzymatic protein – go faster) Enzyme (Enzymatic protein – go faster): Enzymatic protein accelerate metabolic processes in your body cells, including liver functions, stomach digestion, blood clotting, and converting glycogen to glucose. Enzymatic proteins carry out almost all of thousands of chemical reactions that take place in cells. Enzymatic proteins also assist with the formation of new molecules by reading the genetic information stored in DNA. Enzymes are like little machines; some of them build bigger molecules from smaller blocks, and some of them break bigger molecules down into smaller parts. Whether building or breaking, most enzymes can do this 50 to 5,000 times per second. In fact, one reaction that is part of the way your body makes new hemoglobin would take 2.3 billion years without an enzyme.
Your saliva glands, stomach, small intestine, and pancreas make different kinds of enzymes to digest, or break down the food you eat into molecules which your cells can use. Amylase is an enzyme made by your saliva glands to help break starch down into sugar.
While all raw foods contain enzymes, the most powerful enzyme-rich foods are those that are sprouted (seeds and legumes). Sprouting increases the enzyme content in these foods tremendously. Other enzyme-rich foods include – papaya, pineapple, mango, kiwi, and grapes, avocado, raw honey (the enzymes actually come from the bee’s saliva), and bee pollen.
Messenger (Hormonal Protein) Messenger (Hormonal Protein): Hormones are protein-based chemicals which are secreted by cells of the endocrine glands. Endocrine glands are glands of the endocrine system that secrete their products (hormones) directly into the blood rather than through a duct. These hormones regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood. The major glands of the endocrine system include the pineal gland, pituitary gland, pancreas, ovaries, testes, thyroid gland, parathyroid gland, hypothalamus, and adrenal glands. Hormones are transported through the blood. Hormones act as chemical messengers that transmit signals from one cell to another. Each hormone affects the particular cells in your body, known as target cells. Such cells have specific receptors on which the hormone attaches itself to transmit the signals. An example of a hormonal protein is insulin, which is secreted by the pancreas to regulate the levels of blood sugar in your body.
Some natural sources of hormonal proteins are: Eggs, Nuts, Poultry etc.
Structural component (Structural protein) Structural component (Structural protein): These proteins provide structure and support for cells. On a larger scale, these proteins also allow the body to move. An important job these proteins do is providing structure. Collagen, keratin and elastin are most remarkable among different types of protein. Collagen, like glue, holds different parts of your body together, and makes up about 25% of all the protein found in your body. Collagen connects and supports your muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, organs, cartilage, and even holds your skin together. Keratin is the main structural component in hair, nails, teeth and skin. Collagen works with keratin to provide the skin with strength, smoothness, elasticity and resilience. Elastin is a highly elastic protein in connective tissue and allows many tissues in the body to resume their shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin helps skin to return to its original position when it is poked or pinched.

Some natural sources of structural proteins are: meat, eggs, beans, cabbage, soy products, red fruits and vegetables, carrot, lemons, and oranges.

Transport (Transport protein) Transport (Transport protein): These proteins bind (tie) and carry atoms and small molecules within cells and throughout the body. These protein mainly store mineral ions such as potassium in your body. Iron, for example, is an ion required for the formation of hemoglobin, the main structural component of red blood cells. Ferritin, a storage protein, regulates and guards against the adverse effects of excess iron in your body. Ovalbumin and casein are storage protein found in breast milk and egg whites, respectively, that play a huge role in embryonic development.
Transport protein help move other molecules around your body. Hemoglobin, for example, carries oxygen to body tissues from the lungs. Serum albumin carries fats in your bloodstream, while myoglobin absorbs oxygen from hemoglobin and then releases it to the muscles. Calbindin is another transport protein that facilitates the absorption of calcium from the intestinal walls.
Some natural sources of transport proteins are: Red meats, Hen’s egg, fish, poultry, vegetables, beans, lentils, whole grains.
Receptors (Channel protein – molecular doorways) Receptors (Channel protein – molecular doorways): Cells have to be able to get stuff (including water and nutrients) in and out, just like a business would have to do. Raw materials have to enter, things that they make need to go out, and of course they need to be able to communicate with the outside world. There are lots of ways to get things in and out of a cell, but one way is with a channel protein.
A channel protein acts like a doorway with a security guard posted next to it. It will only let certain molecules in or out of the cell. Some channel protein are open all the time and some can be opened and closed depending on signals sent from the cell or received from the environment.
Some receptors activate enzymes, while others stimulate endocrine glands to secrete epinephrine and insulin to regulate blood sugar levels.
Examples of channel proteins include chloride, sodium, calcium, and potassium ion channels.
Contractile (Motor protein) Contractile (Motor protein): Contractile proteins, also known as motor proteins, regulate the strength and speed of heart and muscle contractions in your body. These proteins are actin and myosin. These proteins can cause heart complications if they produce severe contractions. Actins are highly conserved proteins that are involved in cell motility, structure and integrity. Myosin converts chemical energy in the form of ATP to mechanical energy, thus generating force and movement. Actin filaments, usually in association with myosin, are responsible for many types of cell motility.
Muscles are composed of two major protein filaments: a thick filament composed of the myosin protein and a thin filament composed of the actin protein. Muscle contraction occurs when these filaments slide over one another in a series of repetitive events. A filament is a “long chain of protein, such as those found in hair, muscle, or in flagella.” They are often bundled together for strength and rigidity.
Foods contain the most actin and myosin are: Meat, fish, eggs, cheese, quinoa, soya beans, nuts, seeds.

Now it is clear to you that there are different types of proteins & their functions are different. You have got a thorough explanation of: “What does protein do in your body?” Eat foods containing various types of protein like antibody, enzyme, messenger, structural protein, transport protein, receptors, contractile, your body requires all these protein. While some foods like red meats, eggs, fish, poultry, shrimp, chicken (white meat), cheese, contain a large amount of protein contain a lot of protein, some other foods like peanut, chickpea (gram), beans, lentils, seeds, sunflower seeds, garlic, papaya, pineapple, mango, grapes, bee pollen, red fruits, carrot, lemons, oranges also provide plenty of protein your body needs. Select your own diet from the variety of protein foods as your daily consumption to improve nutrient intake & health benefits – all these foods should not be consumed per day.


Reference: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Available at http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/.

Quantum Physics And Spirituality!

What is Quantum Physics?

Quantum Physics is a branch of physics concerned with quantum theory, a theory of matter & energy based on the concept of quanta. If you have a question repeatedly flipping in your mind – what is the source of the universe, then you have to learn about Quantum Physics.

Learning about Quantum Physics will also help you learn about the spirituality. The quantum physics and spirituality are closely interconnected. It is a detailed study of how everything in the universe has come to exist beginning at the atomic and sub-atomic levels. In other words, Quantum Physics is an in-depth study of the building blocks of the entire universe, both the seen & unseen things.

The Quantum Physics tries to analyze things which are experienced in our life in various forms and tracing them back to where they originated and derived from which pure energy or light consists. The purest form of energy refers to wave forms of probability that exist within an Infinite field of probabilities. Quantum Physics shows the Universe to be a single gigantic field of energy in which matter is just a ‘slowed down form’ of energy.

The more intriguing is the notion – the existence of an observer is fundamental to the existence of the Universe, a concept known as ‘The Observer Effect’ that implies the Universe is a product of consciousness (i.e. the Mind of God).

Quantum Physics and Spirituality:

Quantum Physics and Spirituality are closely interconnected. The quantum physics helps understand what the spirituality means. Generally, spirituality refers to a religious process of re-formation which “aims to recover the original shape of man.” The founders and sacred texts of the religions of the world exemplifies that God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God – “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” – Genesis 1:27. Another religious text “When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him (Adam) of My spirit, fall ye down in obedience unto him” is in the Holly Quran 38:71-72. This divine reflection (breathed spirit) on the human body has raised Adam to the position of the vicegerent of Allah.

The divine reflection on human body which has raised Adam to the position of the vicegerent of Allah, and made him that worthy being before whom angels should bow down.  “So the angels prostrated themselves, all of them together…..”. Adam’s soul was created as an agent (vicegerent) of god so that all essences of god can hold there to be manifested.

God created mankind in his own image. The divine reflection on the human body has raised Adam, to the position of the vicegerent of Allah. Both the words ‘reflection’ and ‘image’ are semantically synonyms. The problem is in the translation of words and their usages. Think about when science dug deep, it found that only energy is, and when spirituality delved deep it found that only spirit or atman or soul is. In fat, Quantum Physics lets you understand the source & function of energy & the origin of energy, or soul.

Energy is fundamental to the existence of everything, including you & I – we are made of Energy, not of Matter. Quantum Physics teaches us about this mystery. Both the studies of science and religion are important to understand the mystery of the universe. Einstein said, “Without religion science is lame, without science religion is blind.” As Einstein also says that there is a vital force or energy in creation, he is willing to associate energy with what are generally seen as spiritual concepts. Quantum Physics gives you an in-depth scientific knowledge on spirituality. It says that matter comes into existence when particle light, god’s essence in the matter, interacting with the mind the of God,  creating mass, inertia comes into existence, takes a form.

Quantum physics tells us that there is a field (mind of God, origin of spirit) that bubbles everything (enlivens and inspires each essence to manifest as a form). As per Quantum physics, Stuff of the universe is light (energy/soul), field or mind of God, if it wasn’t there everything would be whipping around at the speed of light, without matter. Matter comes into existence when particle light (essence) interacts with the mind of God (spirit), creating mass, the essence in inertia comes into existence.

Mind of God is keeping everything to become light, pure energy. For light, the whole universe is a dot, everything is one. We are on the slower than light side of the wall and therefore move and think within time and space, we can measure time and space. “Your body is configured with light (soul/energy) that interacts (through spirit) with the mind of God”. How does time & space disappear or come into being as discussed in Sufism (take a glimpse of BAQA and FANA)? Einstein’s great insight was to realize that matter & energy are really different forms of the same thing – like an Ice Cube dissolves in water and it can again become Ice Cube.

What Is The Difference Between Knowledge And Wisdom?

The words “Knowledge” and “Wisdom” are not to be confused with the similar meaning. Each of the word has different meaning. Reading this article will dispel the confusion about their meanings. In general, “Knowledge” means a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something. As per the scholastic treasury house, wiki, wisdom or sapience is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense, and insight, especially in a mature or utilitarian manner.

The people having utilitarian attitude believe that something is morally right if it helps a majority of people. Anybody having utilitarian attitude possesses wisdom, and due to utilitarian attitude, he can differentiate a fact whether it is true or false. Many people believe when we grow older, our sapience also increases as we gradually gain knowledge and experience. So the knowledge comes first, then the wisdom.

The word “sapience” means a quality of being wise. Wisdom produces the word “sapient” which is generally used to describe someone, like a brilliant, insightful teacher, or your wise little brother who always gives you the smartest advice when you need. You have a sapient father means your father has wisdom. Your father always makes various decisions rightly based on the knowledge and experience he has gathered. So he always succeeds in his works.

Knowledge means knowing what to say and wisdom means knowing when to say it:

Knowledge comes first, then wisdom. In a broader sense, knowledge means a general understanding or familiarity with a subject, place, skills, information or situation. On the other hand, the basic definition of wisdom is “the right use of knowledge.” An example will dispel the confusion about knowledge and wisdom. Suppose, you are a lecturer and you have lots of knowledge on a particular subject, but you don’t know when it will be right for you to deliver the right information to the right audience. Gathering knowledge is good, but it is not enough. Right use of knowledge is wisdom.

Gathering knowledge is important for progression of life. You should gather knowledge to explain it to other. Albert Einstein rightly said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Gathering knowledge is good, but not enough. If you want to get more acquainted with the words ‘knowledge’ and ‘wisdom’, think about while the knowledge means a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning; on the contrary, wisdom denotes the ability to use your knowledge and experience to make good decisions and judgments. Wisdom gives you ability to distinguish the true and false.

The Holly Book also upholds the importance of Knowledge & Wisdom

You have learnt that knowledge can be gathered through experience or education. The unbelievers, who have no religious beliefs, can’t guess what the wisdom means. God is the only source of wisdom. The following words from Ecclesiastes 2:26 clearly describe the facts of all wisdom being come from god:

“To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” – Ecclesiastes 2:26

The believers are endowed with wisdom. Think about the verse taken from the Holly Quran relating to wisdom, you will understand that god gives wisdom to those who please god:

“He gives wisdom to whom He wills, and whoever has been given wisdom has certainly been given much good. And none will remember except those of understanding.” – Holly Quran 2:269

From the above understanding, you can now differentiate between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge can be gathered through experience or education, but wisdom acts upon the knowledge you gather. It is the fitting application of knowledge. So, it is truly said, “Knowledge is knowing what to say and Wisdom is knowing when to say it.” Correct use of knowledge is wisdom. Wisdom is the ability to think & act using knowledge in a mature or utilitarian manner. And it is true that the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness.


Citation:

https://keydifferences.com/

https://www.studylight.org/

Physical Heart Vs Spiritual Heart

Physical Heart Vs Spiritual Heart

People in general, know that human Heart is only a piece of flesh located within the center of everybody’s chest. They know about a heart’s physical function only — the heart transmits blood carrying oxygen to each cell of the body. Cells then use nutrients from food and oxygen to create ATP, the energy source that fuels cell function. Besides these, the heart contains a prime gift which is the ark of spiritual treasure. Most people don’t know about a heart’s spiritual aspects. Human Heart has two aspects – the physical and the spiritual. Heart is the cause behind all of human intuitive deeds. God communicates to his creatures with the voice of intuition. Intuition is a gift from god to all created beings including human beings. Pinterest says, “God gives intuition to the heart.” Intuition is a spiritual faculty.

Understanding the Spiritual Aspects of Human Heart!

Spirituality derives from spirit which is the vital principle in humans that  animate all parts of the body. Researchers and authors of The Spiritual Brai, Mario Beauregard and Denyse O’Leary, had this to say:

“Spirituality means any experience that is thought to bring the experiencer into contact with the divine.”

The definition shows that if a man can develop spiritual knowledge through spiritual practices, he can contact with the divine. As the spiritual knowledge brings the experiencer into contact with the divine, one can contact with God through spiritual practices. Lacking spiritual practice, you can’t listen to God’s voice.

God communicates with men in three ways. One of these ways, is revelation that includes either inspiration or intuition. Inspiration works with brain while intuition with the heart. Both the inspiration and intuition are cosmic language. That is, God is the source of all inspirations and intuitions. He uses these two manners of influence to help us navigate our lives and fulfill our purpose.

Inspiration and intuition are not same thing. The inspiration comes from outside while the intuition comes from within. Inspiration works with 5 senses – eye, ear, nose, skin and tongue. With the eyes – we see, with the ear – we hear, with the nose – we smell, with the skin – we feel, and with the tongue – we taste. All these sensors are connected with your brain – when one of your sensors contacts with outward things, your brain makes you feel it immediately. Your heart has also a great importance for spiritual function. Among three central ideas in Sufism, the Qalb is one of them [other two: nafs (self) & ruh (spirit)]. The Qalb (Arabic: قلب‎), is the heart of human being. Qalb is the cause behind all of human intuitive deeds. The same idea we find in Einstein who says, “Intuition is grounded primarily in the feeling of the heart.”

While the brain handles the physical impressions, the heart is responsible for apprehending. Due to heart’s spirituality, ants can sense earthquakes a day in advance and all the discoveries are made in the world. Both the heart & brain are gateways for communication between the Universe & God while the ruh (spirit), as Sufism says, is an intermediary divine thing. It is the ruh (spirit) within us that enables us experience the universe and god. For this ruh (spirit), Rabindranath Tagore says, “I can perceive the man of my heart (god) dwells within, and so I find him everywhere.” Ruh (spirit) works as radio waves that help transmit messages between two things via brain and heart. This is spirituality of brain and heart.

Your heart is a repository of the “flow of spirit,” that comes from god. If you can spend some time in mystical contemplation (Mushahada in Sufism) that is undisturbed and focused — shut out the noise and thoughts of the material world and devote your total being to listening to god, you can get god’s favor intuitively. Prayer is two-way communication. Dr. Wayne Dyer rightly said, “If prayer is you talking to God, then intuition is God talking to you.” Intuition is the function of your spiritual heart. Like the 5 physical senses, Intuition is a spiritual sense (the 6th sense) we use to understand God’s language.

Everybody can’t realize what the spirituality means:

When a doctor inquires something of a patient’s Heart, he analyses the heart’s function considering some factors to assess the patient’s heart’s functionality like measuring the Heartbeat, Heart Rate Or Pulse. Whatever a doctor considers about the heart, he takes into account everything from heart’s physical aspect. He may not consider a heart’s spiritual aspects. He should know that physical heart can’t move itself without the spirit within. Think about when you are in deep sleep, your five sensors may not work, but the heart is a large sensor that keeps its uninterrupted spiritual function.

Root of spirituality – God pervades everywhere in the universe. That means God’s presence is everywhere, all around us and within us. So, pervasive of soul & god is within the same body, yet they are far away from each other. Fokir Lalon Shah was a spiritual poet who says, “But He (god) and Lalon live in the same town they are far away from each other.” A soul’s interaction between the material world and god happens through two gateways – brain and heart. In fact, God communicates with men in three ways. One of them, is INSPIRATION. In the Holy Quran we find verses about the INSPIRATION as below:

“It is not fitting for a man that Allah should speak to him except by inspiration, or from behind a veil, or by the sending of a messenger to reveal, with Allah’s permission, what Allah wills: for He is Most High, Most Wise.” (Al-Quran: 42:51)

A lot of verses in the Bible and the Quran refer to the inspirations by which god guided Moses’ mother, Jesus’ mother and to Mose himself:

“As Moses went into the tent, the pillar of cloud would come down and stay at the entrance, while the Lord spoke with Moses; ………….The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend….”-[Exodus 33:9-11].

“We revealed to the Messengers We have already told you of, and to the Messengers We have not told you of; and to Moses Allah spoke directly”-[Al-Quran 4:164].

“And We inspired to the mother of Moses, “Suckle him; but when you fear for him, cast him into the river and do not fear and do not grieve. Indeed, We will return him to you and will make him [one] of the messengers.”  “(Al Quran: 28:7)

So a voice reassured her (Jesus’ mother) from below her, “Do not grieve! Your Lord has provided a stream at your feet. [Al-Quran 19:24]

The “Bee” is an insect god talks with. We find the verse like this:

“And thy Lord taught the Bee to build its cells in hills, on trees, and in (men’s) habitations” [Al-Quran 16:68]

So, it’s clear that God guides his creatures through inspiration or intuition as we find in the Holly Books. Like Mose and his mother, we need to experience life’s journey in conversation with our Creator through regular heartiest prayer.

Those who are spiritually awakened can realize Heart’s Spiritual Function

Your heart is continuously moving without halting its glorious deeds even during your deep sleep. When you are in deep sleep, your five sensors may not work, but your heart is a large sensor which keeps its uninterrupted spiritual function. The Heart’s spiritual function can only be realized by those who are spiritually awakened. Though it is hard to get spiritually awakened without removing Impurity within you, many can remove it and develop their spiritual insight. By developing spiritual insight, one can realize everything of spirituality intuitively.

With the influence of a sufi, Hason Raja inclined to spirituality and getting  spiritually awakened, he composed many mystic songs. All songs expressed his devotion to god & the spiritual relation between the Creator & the created beings. At one stage of his Sufi practices, he intuitively finds no difference between his ‘own self’ (soul) and ‘godhead’ (divinity) and he expressed that in his song:

“I have no existence save and except you (god); I have realized that I am nothing beyond yourself (god).”

So, both the physical and spiritual aspects of human heart are to be considered. It will be clear if you balance all aspects with body and soul. Without body, soul can’t be thought. The body contains the soul, but a body is dead without the spirit supplied by heart. A soul gets its life in a body with the help of spirit supplied by heart. It is true that ruh (spirit) animates the inanimate matters. Everything of the world is active for the spirit behind it. Your heart is filled-up with the spirit of Almighty who regularly creates and re-creates everything with this spirit and keeps things alive with it. If you think of the heart’s physical aspect, heart transmits blood carrying oxygen to each cell of your body. Besides, you must remember that heart is the cause behind all of intuitive deeds that can make you meet with god.

What is Niche Marketing? Get The Niche Marketing Strategies Here!

You may want to know, “What is niche marketing?” When you are sure that you can put all of your marketing efforts towards a well-defined segment of a market, you are then revolving on the niche marketing axis. Though it is considered that usually niches do not exist, you can create any niche by determining the requirements which may be addressed poorly, or in some cases, never be addressed by other companies. It is generally considered by experts who are adept in the creation of strategic formulas for niche marketing that niche marketing is particularly perfect for smaller companies who have small budgets.

What is the importance of niche marketing?

Market segments which are usually poorly targeted, or even sometime they are not yet targeted till this moment and these market segments are given more emphasizes by niche marketing. For this reason, most marketers intend to invest their capital on such opportunities that generally lie in an untapped segment and they can see face of their success. When the marketers decide for niche marketing, they have to define their niches by finding the desired points and they need for a particular segment of market. Though it is a crucial matter to efficiently tailor a marketing campaign to a niche audience, you can earn a lot of profit applying some perfect strategies.

Niche marketing strategies!

Those who are small business owners make niche marketing attractive. When you are selling a product focusing on a very specific target market for a premium price, you should avoid competing in mass markets and against huge retailers who can almost always offer products at lower prices – it is the secrecy to succeed. You should not think niche marketing is an easy arena to tackle. Knowing about the niche marketing strategy is a must for those who want to focus small business. You should utilize unique strategies and research thoroughly your target market to succeed.

If the marketers can create any well-defined niche, they have also the capability to create a personalized campaign which expresses great appeal. The marketers who create a well-defined niche have their strength to create a very personalized campaign with greater appeal. They provide goods and services to a market segment which reduces barriers to entry – these barriers are created for being their untargeted and un-served situation. The larger companies generally don’t think of the small business as targeted as the big business. Some companies will be powered with first-mover advances for their activities which will provide them with the better positioning against new competitors and they make a lot of profit with the niche. When you justify the words of Genesee Food Company, you can see the example of strategic effort which is really great –

In 1902, the Genesee Food Company branded the gelatin dish Jell-O as “America’s Most Favorite Dessert,” placing ads in the Ladies Home Journal. The results? A big boost in sales. It’s one old school — but powerful — example of niche marketing at its finest.

Are You Unique?

To make your audience known better your niche, you must make them known you’re unique and better than your competitors. Explain your audience why they should go with your product, rather than a product that appeals to a wider audience. Suppose, you are selling organic meat, you should focus on how your product is raised using humane methods and the higher nutritional quality of an antibiotic-free food.  You have to focus on how your business is unique because the product also comes with more specialized customer service and immediate help with any problems the buyer might encounter.

Use Social Network:

As you are focusing on a smaller and specialized market, the traditional marketing in this field may not be effective. Instead of using wide range publication, the social network may be a better way to get the word out about your product – Facebook, Google+, or LinkedIn are bests you can use for publication. They can greatly help marketing your niche. You can offer discounts to people who will follow you on these networks, it will encourage them more to join in. Running certain types of ads which focus on a targeted market, such as people within a certain age range who work in a job would be interested in your business. Creating a page, formulate a plan to use the page to generate interest of the audience. Involving people to post reviews online, you can reach niche markets faster than broad-based advertising campaigns.

Fix the Networking Goal:

Effective networking is very essential for marketing a campaign. All your networking efforts will be fruitful if you have a narrowed, targeted niche market. For example, you’re selling a range of healthy foods for children’s meals, you’ll get better responses at networking events if you ask for names of health-conscious parents who are trying to eat gluten free, rather than asking for people who are interested in trying a new brand of food. You should research your target market in detail so that you don’t waste other people’s time by having them submit names of potential customers who don’t really fit your product.

Show Your Expertise to the Audience:

If you can show yourself an expert in your field once, it will collect more same type of customers. Suppose, you sell a unique product or service, you must make the audience known of your product. Your expertise in the niche should reach the audiences. You increase your product’s reputation to your audience writing for trade publications, speaking at conferences in your field, and writing for blogs. You can also do this by writing email newsletter to clients and potential customers or post a newsletter on your website for visitors to find. The contents of all these letters should include specialized information so that the recipients of these letters willingly pass on these to other people.

So, these are the niche marketing strategies you can try for attaining your goal?

Diabetes Treatment and Prevention Ways!

Diabetes is a disease. There are many life-threatening issues relating to diabetes. David Furnish says, “In strictly medical terms, there’s no difference between HIV and diabetes; they’re not curable, but they’re very, very highly treatable, and early information is power.” This saying tells us that diabetes is not curable but treatable disease. This article is to describe the “diabetes treatment and prevention ways,” especially the “type 1 diabetes” & “type 2 diabetes”.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is commonly referred to as Diabetes. In fact, diabetes is a group of metabolic disorders. When you have metabolic disorder, it causes abnormal chemical reactions in the body altering the normal metabolic process. So diabetes is classed as a metabolism disorder. Sometimes diabetes is defined as inherited single gene anomaly. Probably for this reason, Angie Stone said, “My mom was a diabetic. Her sister was a diabetic, so I was already a candidate.” Metabolic process means Metabolism. Among different processes of metabolism, the transport of insulin into cells is one. Diabetes is all about insulin levels and sugar levels in the body. When you have diabetes there are high blood sugar levels in your bloodstream over a prolonged period. The most common symptoms of high blood sugar in the body are:

  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger and
  • Excessive weight loss or weight gain

If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complexities even it can cause your death. Serious long-term complexities include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes.

The facts of causing diabetes can briefly be described in two ways: 1) Either your pancreas is not producing enough insulin, or 2) The cells of your body are not responding properly to the insulin produced by pancreas. Based on these difficult facts, Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is classified into three main types. Three types of Diabetes Mellitus (DM) are:

  • Type 1 Diabetes occurs when your pancreas is not producing enough insulin which is required to regulate the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein by promoting the absorption of glucose from the bloodstream into different cells of the body (cells of fat, liver and skeletal muscle).
  • Type 2 Diabetes begins with insulin resistance. It is a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin properly. As the disease progresses, an insufficiency of insulin may also develop because cells in this case require more insulin than they usually require. The most common cause of insulin resistance, a precondition of Type 2 Diabetes, is excessive body weight and not enough exercise.
  • Gestational diabetes is the third main form of diabetes and it occurs when pregnant women without a previous history of diabetes develop high blood sugar levels.

Diabetes treatment and prevention ways:

There are various ways of diabetes treatment and prevention. Maintaining a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, a normal body weight, and avoiding use of tobacco you can prevent or make sure of diabetes treatment. Moreover, controlling blood pressure & maintaining proper foot care are important for those people who have diabetes. You must manage Type 1 Diabetes with insulin injections if you are having this disease. But the Type 2 diabetes may be treated with medications and with or without insulin. In both these types of diabetes, a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, and a normal body weight should be maintained. By taking insulin and some oral medications, you can lower blood sugar. Weight loss surgery in those with obesity is sometimes an effective measure in those with Type 2 diabetes. Gestational diabetes is usually resolved after the birth of the baby.

Now you can understand “What is diabetes?” You have learned here especially about what the “Type 1 diabetes & Type 2 diabetes” are. You have also learned about diabetes treatment & prevention ways. Though diabetes is not a curable disease, maintaining a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, a normal body weight, and avoiding use of tobacco, you can prevent or make sure of diabetes treatment. Changing Lifestyle is the way to manage diabetes. So, I remember Sonia Sotomayor’s sayings, “Diabetes taught me discipline.”

Health Benefits of Sports!

As playing sports is considered physical exercise, by playing sports you can get lot of health benefits of sports. Among the most important benefits of sports, proper weight management, efficient functioning of the heart, controlling diabetes, lowering cholesterol levels, improving blood circulation, lowering hypertension and stress levels are remarkable. Sports can also help in the toning of muscles and strengthening of your bones. By burning calories, sports controls weight and by placing a lower strain on the heart, it improves the proper functioning of cardiovascular system, and increases an athlete’s energy level while improving the quality of sleep. For body, mind and spirit, sports have a great impact. In short, sports helps building your health in different ways. Research shows that there are lots of health benefits of sports for youth. These are benefits of sports for students as well. Besides these health benefits, you can have lots of social benefits of sports too. However, you will get in this article what the most important benefits of playing sports are.

Mental benefits of sports?

Physical activities trigger your brain chemicals that make you feel happier and more relaxed. For this reason, you may get huge mental benefits of sports if you regularly play sports. Whether you are playing sports, working out at a gym, or taking a brisk walk, all these physical activities help you feel happier and more relaxed. Moreover, team sports provide a chance to unwind and engage in a satisfying challenge that improves your fitness. It was revealed from a research that doing a mix of aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities is very beneficial to mental health. When you are playing any sports, you are not only making effort physically but also you are making effort mentally. During playing sports, you don’t have any chance to think any negative thoughts as you are fully concentrated to the sports. So sports keeps you safe from any harm which are generated from your negative thinking. Sports reduces the levels of stress hormones in your body. It also stimulates production of endorphins. Both are natural mood lifters that can keep stress and depression at bay. Sports helps increase your sleep that is helpful for your mental health. Sports boosts self confidence as well as self-esteem. Think about what Sri Chinmoy says:

Run and become,

Become and run.

Run to succeed in the outer world,

Become to proceed in the inner world.

Benefits of sports for students:

Billie Jean King says, “Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose – it teaches you about life.”

Sports provides opportunities to nurture physical fitness and social interaction skills

Sports is not only a way to stay healthy and in good shape, but its importance is seen in multifarious areas. Research shows that there are lots of health benefits of sports for youth. It indicates that these will also be benefits of sports for students. At present, playing sports teaches life lessons like discipline, responsibility, self-confidence, accountability, and teamwork. Sports is exercise that increases blood flow to the brain and helps the body build more connections between nerves, leading to increased concentration, enhanced memory, stimulated creativity, and better-developed problem solving skills. So it is said that playing sports helps your brain grow and makes it work better. Sports always gives you a positive attitude that is very helpful to students.

Social benefits of sports:

Besides health benefits of sports, there are many other social benefits of sports you can get through regular practicing. If you play sports, it will give you opportunities to learn teamwork. While playing sports, you have to obey some rules that help you learn qualities of good sportsmanship and personal responsibility. We see the time management and good organizational skills can be developed to achieve both the athletic and academic success by playing sports. All of these benefits transfer to everyday situations, providing social skills that allow you to succeed in the real world.

How To Reach Spiritual Enlightenment?

What is spirituality?

What is spirituality? The word “spirituality” originates from the word “spirit,” an animating or vital principle in the universe. It is the nonphysical and invisible part of anything; spirit initiates functionality of any things any time. You can grasp this subtle fact if you become spiritually enlightened.  You are also possessing spirit that has made you a living soul. The spirituality is the quality of being concerned with the human spirit, this article will help you understand it and you will understand how you can be spiritually enlightened.

What is spiritual enlightenment?

Spiritual enlightenment empowers you to live a happy, placid and contented life. It grows right attitude in a man. Having been spiritually enlightened, you can grow your right attitude. Right attitude will empower you to live a deep and fulfilling life, while the wrong attitude makes you feel frustrated, inferior, or indifferent. You want to learn what the spiritual enlightenment means. It is a rich and complex experience to become spiritually enlightened. According to Endless-satsang.com, defining spiritual enlightenment is a broadened aspect. Many definitions of spiritual enlightenment are transparent. A definition relating to spiritual enlightenment denotes the complete dissolution of an individual’s identity considering him a separate self having no trace of egoistic value and mind remaining. Spiritual enlightenment comes through spiritual practice.

What is spiritual practice?

Your soul is capable of acquiring knowledge on both the physical and spiritual matter. Your soul will help you acquire spiritual knowledge that will help you get spiritually enlightened. But it needs spiritual practices. A spiritual practice is the regular or full-time performance of actions and activities those are undertaken for the purpose of inducing spiritual experiences and cultivating spiritual development. The word “proskartereo,” a Greek word, comes from the words “pros,” meaning towards, and “karteros,” meaning strong. The word suggests the intensity as well as persistence in the work. These are practiced by us to get connectivity to God who is a spiritual being. The apostles’ teachings indicate those practices as spiritual: while practicing service, prayer, fellowship, service (benevolence), or worship, you must have intensity and persistence in these doings. It indicates the total absorption within you. In other words “complete dissolution of your identity as a separate self.”

Difference between spirituality and religion:

Your mind may generate a question – what are differences between spirituality and religion? Before understanding differences between religion and spirituality, you must first define the two terms. Religion is defined as “belief in God to worship Him through conduct and ritual.” Spirituality is defined as “the quality or fact of being spiritual, the non-physical.” In other words, religion is a set of beliefs and rituals that claim to get a person in a right relationship with God, but the spirituality is keeping your feeling to things which are non-physical and eternal.

Spirituality and mental health:

I want to resume the words: spiritual enlightenment empowers you to live a happy, placid and contented life; spiritual enlightenment grows right attitude in a man. When you get spiritually enlightened, it ultimately grows your right attitude because your mind becomes awakened. Right attitude will empower you to live a deep and fulfilling life and you will also be mentally healthy. Don’t grow in your mind the wrong attitudes which will make you feel frustrated, inferior, or indifferent.

How to reach spiritual enlightenment?

Through spirituality Buddha learned about the peace of soul, heart, and mind. Jesus and Muhammad lead people and have miracle facts through spirituality. Miracles are revealed due to one’s becoming spiritually enlightened. Being spiritually enlightened is an ability to completely comprehend yourself, life and the world around you.  Your soul is capable of acquiring knowledge & wisdom. Keeping liaison with your own self, you can improve your intuitive power that will help you acquire spiritual knowledge that also helps you get spiritually enlightened.

Above all, you need spiritual practice that means total absorption in yourself while praying or practicing spirituality for salvation of your soul. In other words “complete dissolution of your identity as a separate self” is a must to attain spiritual enlightenment. The words from Vivekananda also focus on soul’s spirituality that will help you understand your soul as well as the spirit:

You have to grow from the inside out. None can teach you; none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your soul. – Swami Vivekananda

What are the Benefits of Sports and Exercise?

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Both the sports and exercise are good for health. You know that there are lots of health risks for which you can develop high blood pressure, heart disease, colon cancer, or diabetes. According to a study conducted by American Psychological Association, “Regular physical activity is good for your body to keep yourself healthy.” It means whether you play sports or practice exercise regularly, you can keep yourself healthy. Sports and exercise are also good for your mind. Both can reduce stress, anxiety and depression. These practices help you maintain your strength, flexibility and endurance as you age. The study states that brisk walking and other forms of regular moderate activity seem to be just as effective as more rigorous workouts when it comes to promoting psychological health. While walking is a good exercise, prayer is a great exercise which is important for obtaining good health. About prayer, Charles Spurgeon says:

“True prayer is neither a mere mental exercise nor a vocal performance. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.”

Sports and health are correlated. Sports can keep you either of physically or mentally fit. Sportengland  says that there’s strong evidence that taking part in sports improves health, with associated economic benefits.  Because of being physically active can help you lead healthier lives, whatever your age, you should most of your time remain physically active.

What does “Sports and health science” say?

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There are many scientific evidences that have shown the regular physical activity can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, obesity, unexpected weight, mental health problems and musculoskeletal conditions. The Journal of Sport and Health Science, a most popular and worthy journal, gives us a lot of information on human movement and human behavior which are related to exercise, fitness, nutrition, health, and wellness.  The report teaches you about a lot of advantages of sports as well as other physical activities, and you should take these for leading a healthy life.

The benefits of sports and exercise can make you spiritually awakened:

Physical exercise as well as sports is not only good for your body, but it can also make you spiritually awaken. Apart from these, you can get the benefits of sports which are essential to social activities. muhealth.org says that team sports are good for learning accountability, dedication, and leadership, among many other traits. This is good because putting it all together by playing a sport is a winning combination. It is proved that many athletes are doing better academically. It does so that sports require memorization, repetition and learning. Sports boost self-esteem as well. If you watch your hard work pay off and achieve your dreams, it brings about tons of self-esteem. When you achieve something in a sport or with a fitness goal, it will make you believe that you can achieve any other goal you set. So, considering the benefits of playing sports, you should get involved in sports arena.

Other benefits of playing sports:

“Obesity over the past 25 years has doubled in our youth and will affect more than one-third of our children by the third grade,” according to a report done on youth sports (True Sport Report) by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and TrueSport.com. The report hints that this epidemic will continue to increase if something isn’t done to teach our younger generations about proper nutrition and exercise. Another study conducted by rebuildingchampions.com, says that not only does playing sports and regular exercise help reduce development of diseases such as heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis, it also helps to maintain a healthy weight and reduce levels of stress.

So, you should always think of the benefits of sports and exercise. Regular physical activity, either sports or exercise, is good for your body and mind. Playing sports and regular exercise help reduce development of diseases like heart diseases, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and osteoporosis, reduce unwanted weight, colon cancer, and make you spiritually awakened. Remember that walking is a good exercise. Prayer is exercise which is very important for your health. You should remember the Jim Loethr’s saying: “Even if you’re ill, physical activity at a lower level will help you beat it.”

Type 2 diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which your body’s ability to produce insulin or to respond to insulin is interrupted, that result in unusual metabolism of carbohydrates and increased levels of glucose in the blood. Diabetes can’t be cured. Diabetes is generally of 3 types   ̶ type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and the gestational diabetes. But all have something in common symptoms. In this article you will find some essential information on what the type 2 diabetes is, what causes type 2 diabetes, type 2 diabetes symptoms, and type 2 diabetes treatment. There is a close relation between type 2 diabetes and heart disease which is a life-threatening disease.

What does type 2 diabetes mean?

What does type 2 diabetes mean?  If you have insulin resistance, there is a greater possibility of having type 2 diabetes. Insulin resistance means cells of your body fail to respond to the insulin. For more clarity, if you have insulin resistance, your muscle, fat, and liver cells can’t absorb glucose from the bloodstream. If it happens so, your body requires higher levels of insulin. Your pancreas has beta cells that always try to keep up with the increased demand of insulin, and therefore these cells produce more insulin to keep blood glucose levels in normal. But there may raise a problem if your body, specially your muscle, fat, and liver cells can’t absorb glucose from the bloodstream and glucose builds up in the bloodstream, it is generally the type 2 diabetes symptoms. This type of diabetes is also called the insulin resistance type 2 diabetes.

When your body becomes resistant to the normal effects of insulin for long time and it gradually loses the capability of producing enough insulin in the pancreas, so type 2 diabetes is a usually progressive condition. Finding the causes of type 2 diabetes is difficult. However, this condition is associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors. Like many diseases, type 2 diabetes has intensely a genetic and family related risk factors too.

What causes type 2 diabetes?

Though finding causes of type 2 diabetes is difficult, the general view of the experts denote that the type 2 diabetes has various causes but genetic and lifestyle, as discussed earlier, are the most important ones. In association with the factors, genetics and lifestyle, insulin resistance occurs, which indicate the deficiency of insulin in your body. Therefore, the insulin resistance is considered a most common cause of type 2 diabetes.

What are type 2 diabetes symptoms?

It is said that type 2 diabetes can cause cardiovascular diseases which is life-threatening. So, detecting symptoms of type 2 diabetes is very important. Again, I want to remind here that like the type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes can also increase your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, to take preventive measure to keep this diabetes far away, you have to consult with your doctor. Because of life-threatening risk in the type 2 diabetes, everybody should learn what the symptoms of type 2 diabetes are. However, if you have high blood sugar, you may notice following symptoms of type 2 diabetes:

  • Dry mouth
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
  • Increased hunger (especially after eating)
  • Recurrent infections, including thrush infections

In spite of plenty of eating you feel hungry causing unexplained weight loss

Diabetes and cardiovascular disease:

As the diabetes and cardiovascular diseases have very close relation, the type 2 diabetes and heart disease are called the life-threatening diseases too. It means if there is diabetes, there is very possibility of having cardiovascular diseases. The woman who has diabetes has a greater risk of having heart diseases compared to those of similar age who does not have diabetes. It is the experts’ view that heart attack and stroke are the most frequent causes of death in both men and women who have diabetes. Heart disease and diabetes have a close relation. So, it is ominous for people because the incidence of diabetes is gradually increasing, the number of new cases of heart disease and cardiovascular complexity is increasing accordingly.

Treatment of type 2 diabetes:

Heart disease and diabetes have a close relation. As type 2 diabetes is closely associated with high glucose level and excess weight gain, the main target for treatment of type 2 diabetes is to help control blood weight loss or weight management and glucose level. You should keep blood sugar level under control that will keep you far away from cardiovascular diseases. Through practicing regular exercise, you can keep both the glucose level and excess weight gaining under control. There can be used other means of treating Type 2 diabetes: changing lifestyle tablet medications, injections, bariatric (weight loss) surgery etc. If you are already a type 2 diabetes patient or a pre-diabetes patient, you should consult with a doctor. Doctors always advise people with type 2 diabetes to change their lifestyles in order to take a control over the excess weight and blood glucose levels.

In conclusion, it can be said that if you keep your blood glucose level and excess weight gain under control, then you are quite safe from getting type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases as well. When you are worried feeling any symptoms of type 2 diabetes in you, it is better to take the best treatment of type 2 diabetes with keeping the glucose level and your weight under control through practicing regular exercise.