WELCOME TO BANYUMILI
HEALTH- the smart choice.
It is very easy to get overwhelmed when in college, but if you know how to take control and pay attention to your health, you can succeed without risking your wellbeing. The goal of this website is to help you find the path to health success. When you succeed in being healthy, you will have an easier time succeeding in school.
Alcoholism is a chronic disease. Many people face it everyday. More than 18 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from alcoholism, often unknowingly to their friends and family. It is a severe disease with many symptoms that need to be treated.
Symptoms and Signs of the Disease
There are various symptoms and signs that can pinpoint those who have the disease. People with alcoholism actually crave alcohol. They constantly feel as though they want and need a drink. The disease also leads to a loss of control. Once someone with alcoholism starts drinking, they cannot find the will to stop. They feel like they need to keep drinking continually. This leads to a strong tolerance for alcohol. It takes a lot more for an alcoholic to feel drunk than it does for someone who rarely drinks. This means increased drinking and further symptoms. Those who drink regularly will become dependant on alcohol. Without it in their system, they will experience signs of withdrawal. This includes sweating, dizziness, and shakiness.
Behavioral issues may come into play. Those who have not yet had alcohol and feel they need it may become agitated and aggressive. They may suffer from anxiety and discontent. They may also show compulsive behavior and become self-destructive.
Causes of Alcoholism
People do not set out to be alcoholics. It often starts with a drink here and another there. It then gradually develops to a drink each day, and then a few each day. A chemical balance changes in the brain, leading to the addiction. The regular use of alcohol can lead to an addicting feeling of wanting a drink each day. Eventually, the problem exacerbates and leads to complete alcoholism. The disease is also known to run in families. This means a parent who suffers from alcoholism is more likely to have a child that suffers from the disease as well.
Treating alcoholism, or any type of addiction, is not the same as treating a medical disease. It takes a lot of work and patience for any party involved. The treatment typically starts with going through withdrawal. The process may be painful, but the body needs time to detox from the alcohol. All alcohol must leave the system. Rehabilitation is a valid option, as it allows people the time needed to get away from alcohol and learn how to cope with being around it. Counseling and support groups are also ideal.
Medications may also be prescribed. Some medications work to improve health issues related to the overuse of alcohol. Others are meant for fighting the addiction. Naltrexone, for example, is a medication that helps block receptors in the brain that associate alcohol with a good feeling.
Alcoholism is a serious disease that requires time to treat. There is no one treatment that will work to cure the problem indefinitely. Instead, alcoholics will require treatment for their lifetime. Counseling, support groups, and anonymous meetings are all available to help provide the support one needs to stop drinking.
Staying healthy in college is challenging. You’ll be forced to stay up late to finish assignments, wake up early to attend class, and when you’re living in a dorm, eating healthy meals can be difficult. When you’re worried about passing your classes and keeping up with your activities, finding the time to hit the gym or eat a good meal can quickly get brushed to the side.
Your health is incredibly important, especially when you’re in college. With sharing a room with a stranger, using a communal bathroom with an entire floor, and exposed to the dining all instead of your parent’s kitchen, your immune system is given a challenge. There are germs everywhere, and if you’re not taking control of your health, they can quickly get you sick, keep you from attending your classes, and make you put on the “Freshman 15.”
We know that taking care of your health while in college may seem like it isn’t a priority. You have so many other things to worry about, and when you’re faced with going to the gym or the library, the library can seem much more important. But you shouldn’t need to choose between your health and your education.
We’re here to help prove to you that you can maintain and even improve your health while you’re in college without jeopardizing your classes, time in the library, or grades. Here are just some of the topics we talk about:
Food and Dining
One of the biggest challenges individuals have when going off to college is getting proper nutrients from their meals. For many, it’s the first time they’re forced to cook their own meals and grocery shop for themselves. It is also a time when many students do not have access to a full kitchen.
Individuals who live in a dorm are usually only given access to a mini fridge and microwave and will usually be given meal passes to their schools dining hall. While this ensures the student doesn’t go hungry, it also leaves them to eat microwaved dinners, fast food meals, and whatever is presented to them by the school.
We help our readers work within their boundaries to get the meals they need. From understanding the best options at the dining hall to healthy snacks that can be made in their dorm room, we help our readers make the best choices available to them.
Another huge component of staying healthy in college is understanding how to manage stress that comes with attending a university. You’re given a demanding schedule full of difficult classes and activities that require just as much commitment. When you begin to feel overwhelmed and worn thin, your health can decrease dramatically.
We offer stress management tips that allow our readers to better prioritize their schedules, get their work completed, and find the time to relax and care for their bodies. While eating right and exercising is extremely important to our health and wellbeing, it is just as important to allow our bodies to rest and get enough sleep.
There are a number of things college students can do to stay healthy and we have created this website to outline those many changes and strategies. You have enough to worry about when you’re in college, don’t let being unhealthy be one of them.
- 21-Day Healthy Holiday Swaps Challenge
We came up with three weeks’ worth of simple food substitutions that boost nourishment without sacrificing flavor. […]
- 3 Easy-to-Make (and Nutritious) Holiday Cookie...
Holiday cooking can be healthy and delicious—even dessert doesn’t have to be completely devoid of nutritional content this year. Watch this video to learn how to make three simple and delicious healthier cookie recipes for all your holiday party needs this season. Each recipe incorporates whole food ingredients that your family will love–plus they’ll get the added benefit of eating nutrition-dense foods. […]
- This Homemade Pad Thai Recipe Is Way Better Than...
Plus, easy DIY recipes for a california roll bowl and a smoked salmon cobb salad. […]
- What’s the Difference Between Over...
Add these terms to your vocabulary so you can order your eggs the right way next time you attend brunch. […]
- 8 Healthy(ish) Cocktails for Your Holiday Parties
If you are determined to avoid the festive 15, but still intend to indulge (responsibly) in holiday cocktails, let these eight low-calorie drinks be your go-tos. These drinks pair your favorite spirits with fresh fruit juices and herbs to keep calories lower than in sugary packaged cocktail mixers. […]
- 12 Recipes To Try While Pomegranates Are in Season
From salads to desserts and everything in between, these delicious, nutrient-rich pomegranate recipes make simple dishes sparkle thanks to their tart flavor. […]
- Mix Leftover Cranberry Sauce Into Your Waffle...
- You&#39;re Attending Someone...
So, you are taking a year off from hosting and heading to someone else's table for the turkey day feast. Here are eight categories based on you, the cook, to make deciding your Thanksgiving contribution super easy. Find the category that suits you best, choose your dish, and be on your way.&nbs […]
- How to Make Bethenny Frankel&#39;s Dark...
Bethenny Frankel shared this festive, no-bake holiday treat with us, and we can’t thank her enough. It’s easy to make and won’t leave you feeling sluggish and bloated from a sugar overload. The combination of dark chocolate, crushed candy canes, and mint extract makes for a sweet but low-calorie dessert that will satisfy your sweet tooth and help keep you away from the pie table. Another bonus? It’s super easy to make – just melt antioxidant-rich dark chocolate chips, add in a bunch of crushed candy canes and mint extract, and throw it in the refrigerator. In no time at all, you’ll have a family-friendly treat that you can bring to any holiday party. Watch the video to see how to make it. […]
- 21-Day Healthy Swaps Challenge
- 3 Make-Ahead Recipes to Help You Eat Healthy...
Gourmet-yet-easy recipes that will transform your dinners (and lunches) into chef-level fare. […]
- How to Make Eggs for A Lot of People at Once
Yes, it's possible to cook eggs for your entire family at onc […]
- How to Make a Sweet Potato Crust for Quiche and...
Sweet potatoes are one of the healthiest foods around. They’re loaded with nutrients like beta-carotene, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and vitamins A and C. As a result, they’re good for your eyes, heart, and energy levels. Plus they’re low in calories, and packed with dietary fiber. In fact, just one medium baked sweet potato contains 16% of your daily fiber needs, making them a prime weight-loss-promoting food. […]
- 4 Ways to Upgrade Your Stuffed Sweet Potato
It's time to stuff that spud! These simple, easy-to-make recipes turn sweet potatoes into a hearty meal that's packed with nutrients. […]
- 31 Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipes
We know what’s on your gift list: Easy holiday desserts that taste great, are good for you (OK, not as sugary or fattening as traditional seasonal treats), and make amazing gifts. You’re welcome! […]
- These Healthy Holiday Sides Have 5 Ingredients or...
Haylie Duff, host of The Real Girl's Kitchen on Cooking Channel, serves up easy-to-make holiday side dishes that are packed with flavor. […]
- Sabra Hummus Recalled for Possible Listeria...
The company discovered the pathogen at its manufacturing facility.&nbs […]
- The 3 Essential Kitchen Tools You...
If you only choose a few, invest in these essential and endlessly versatile kitchen tools for Thanksgiving this year. […]
- This Healthy Eggs Benedict Recipe Calls for...
Yes, it is possible to make a good-for-you eggs Benny—and it still tastes delicious. […]
- How to Peel Potatoes Without a Peeler
Here's a trick that will save you hours […]
- 7 Low-Carb Swaps Nutritionists Swear By
Looking to cut down on carbs and trim calories? Try these expert-approved ways to substitute veggies, fruits, and pulses for refined carbohydrates at every meal. […]
- It's time for a detox. Try these delicious...
Healthy Eating Recipes Article Oct 24, 2016 Your recipes […]
- Wave goodbye to gluten! with this healthy fish...
Healthy Eating Recipes Article Oct 17, 2016 Gluten-free has come a long way – and these tasty recipes from TV chef Phil Vickery are proof […]
- The no-hunger diet
Weight Loss Article Oct 3, 2016 Conquer your cravings, feel full – and lose weight for good! […]