Building Health

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h201It’s difficult to build success when health is an issue. Building health is a prerequisite for building success. I would like to pass along the health secrets I have learned over my seventy-two years.

Diet: Foods to eat in abundance:

Vegetables: Eat kale, mustard greens, bok choy, and spinach. All four are alkalizing to the body. An alkaline body cannot harbor infections. All four should be a big part of your health building routine. The taste buds can be re-educated to include the savory flavors of vegetables. I used to be partial to anything sweet. Now I lean toward the veggies when it comes to taste.

Make at least fifty percent of your food raw. Raw foods contain all the enzymes we need to digest foods properly. Some practitioners recommend an all raw food diet. I tried this for four years with disastrous results. All raw foods can be extremely hard on the digestive tract. It’s better to lightly steam your foods.

Proteins: Protein servings should be no greater than the palm of your hand. Vegetable servings should be two palm servings. Carbohydrates should consist of one palm

Hydrate to Dominate

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h19We all know that proper hydration is at the focal point of all nutritional plans. This idea is only intensified during exercise as, with physical exertion comes a much higher necessity for hydration. The human body’s ability to perform athletic movements precisely or to conduct proper exercise is decreased even with a small amount of dehydration. At the point of dehydration, or simply not hydrated adequately your muscles won’t be anywhere near optimal performance, there’s a possibility of dizziness and your body will cramp quicker.

Many factors can change the levels of hydration needed. The environment is a major factor. Warmer weather increases sweat loss and, therefore, require a higher intake of liquids. Humidity is a major factor, separate from temperature, that causes a person to sweat much more. As the athlete becomes improperly hydrated, the sweat rate will reduce. This will cause the body temperature to rise. Additionally, higher altitudes can cause more urination and more rapid breathing, which would also lead to a greater need for water intake. Illness is another factor that can heavily affect hydration levels. Water losses of as high

Healthy Oils to Compliment Your Lifestyle

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h18Choosing to live a healthy and holistic lifestyle has never been easier. We have all seen the energetic rise in superfoods; from super berries, raw cocoa to matcha tea. Many health conscious consumers spend time seeking out the next health food, eager to see if it has the power to compliment our healthy lifestyles.

Healthy oils have recently been in the superfoods spotlight, with their endless benefits and versatility whats not to love? All hail the healthy oil revolution! In a world of choice how do we make the decision on what type we want to introduce and accept into our healthy food repertoire?

Most share similar benefits for optimising health, but each come into their own when used in different ways. Some healthy oils simply offer distinctive flavours making them ideal to use as salad dressings or sautéing food; Walnut, hemp and almond to name a few.

Naturally some are better for cooking than others. Selecting an oil that can hold a high cooking heat, often known as ‘smoking point’ is the key to cooking. Olive, avocado and organic virgin coconut oil can all be used

Brain Tumor: Surgery and Other Treatment Options

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h17Successfully treating tumors that form in the brain could be challenging. Brain tumor surgery can be especially difficult if the tumor is near a delicate part of the brain or the spinal cord. However, research in the past few years has significantly helped surgeons to provide better treatment options for such tumors. Surgeries have become more refined, various types of tumors that respond to chemotherapy have been identified and techniques for more targeted delivery of radiation therapy have improved the chances of survival in these cases.

Benign and Malignant

Brain tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors can generally be removed and they seldom grow back. Some benign tumors however press on sensitive areas of the brain and could cause serious health problems. Benign tumors could sometimes be life threatening too.

Malignant tumors contain cancer cells. These cells grow and divide rapidly and invade the healthy parts of the brain too. They can even spread to other parts of the body.

Treatment overview

The treatment options generally depend on several factors that include:

· Size, type and grade of the tumor

· Whether it is creating a pressure on

Adult Basic Life Support and Resuscitation

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h16The likely-hood of being involved in any medical emergency is often slim at best, many individuals will go about their lives never having dealt with any type of medical event. Although this may be a rare occurrence, by having first aid knowledge and skill you are greatly increasing your chances of successfully aiding an individual if they suddenly become unwell, or suffer a cardiac arrest. What is a cardiac arrest? This is when the heart stops beating for whatever reason, and it’s a condition which often leads to the death of the individual. The cardiac arrest scenario is one which you’ll typically see on medical drama programs where they are doing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and shocking them with a defibrillator. These dramatised resuscitation attempts are often littered with inaccuracies and mistakes, however you get the idea of what a cardiac arrest is.

So what do you do if an individual were to collapse in front of you suffering from a cardiac arrest, first it’s important not to panic. By panicking you are losing control of what to do and this will not provide any help

Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology

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h15The respiratory system is in place to extract Oxygen (O2) from the atmosphere and get rid of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). O2 is used in chemical reactions by the cells to create energy for use in their metabolic activities, CO2 is usually a waste product created from these reactions.

The respiratory system can often be segmented into the ‘upper respiratory tract’ and the ‘lower respiratory tract’. Upper consists of the nose, the pharynx, and the larynx.

The nose and nasal cavity are used as a main source of air entry and are lined with columnar cells (ciliated columnar epithelium) which contain mucus secreting goblet cells. At the anterior of the nose there are also nasal hairs. Within the nasal cavity, conchae exist to increase surface area and cause a turbulence effect for air passing through. The respiratory function of the nose is to warm the air (which is done by the increased vascularity of the nose which explains the potential large blood loss during epistaxis), and to clean and humidify it (which is done through mucus coated nasal hairs trapping dirt and moist mucosa humidifying the air).


Assisting Intubation

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h14This is a short article looking at assisting with intubation. Ensure you have a good knowledge of what all devices are called so to avoid confusion if the anaesthetist or paramedic asks for a certain device. Lay out all devices required in a sterile environment so they are ready at hand when needed. Ensure you have a range of sizes for the different tools available, e.g. size 7, 8, 9 ET tubes, size 3, 4 laryngoscope blade. Place the items to the side of the operator if you are required to do chest compressions, or be at hand ready to pass over items when required. Ensure there is a Bougie or Introducer at hand in case of a difficult intubation. If these items are used be prepared to assist in feeding the ET over them so that they can be placed in the airway.

Consider whether the patient will be a difficult intubation, do they have excessive features like a large tongue or neck. Is there evidence of airway obstruction where suction or forceps may be required to remove the debris. If there is no

How to Deal With a Choking Adult

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h13Although choking isn’t a common phenomenon, it is an emergency situation where some simple first aid techniques could make all of the difference and save that person’s life. Choking is a time critical event, and by acting quick you can make all of the difference, if an individual cannot remove the foreign object occluding their airway, then suffocation and cardiac arrest will soon ensue.

What is the first thing when you realise that someone is choking, don’t panic. Keep calm and you will be best able to assist them. If you are not sure is someone is choking, simply ask them and they will give you an appropriate response. When you’ve established that the individual is choking, call 999 and ask for an ambulance, this means specialist help will be on its way. Try and encourage the patient to cough, coughing is the least invasive of the foreign away occlusion removal techniques. Individuals are sometimes able to dislodge the foreign body by coughing it out, but after a few attempts, or if they are completely ineffective/cannot cough, you will need to move onto the next

Benefits of Aloe Vera For Health

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h12Aloe Vera is a “medicine plant” comprises of many health benefits. It has great healing properties in it. It is good for our health and face. This small looking plant has not only hit the market of medicines but also become an important ingredient in beauty products. It contains the different nutrients like protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamins A and E.

If we account the 100% of it then only 1% of it is used because 99% is water. This 1% is very crucial as it is found equivalent to 100 ingredients that work extremely well together. Aloe Vera is having great remedial properties due to which it is found in many consumer products. It is the one which is used in many cosmetics. Its effects are so amazing that it is found to cure the conditions such as burns and eczema.

Studies have shown that it is a very beneficial plant for the whole body. It can be used for the treatment of hair, skin as well as the face. Let’s see how this plant can do magic in making you more beautiful.

Advantages of Aloe

5 Amazing Homemade Remedies With Honey And Cinnamon

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aaHoney and cinnamon have certainly become indispensable ingredients in the international cuisine, not only because of their delicious taste and flavor, but also because of their numerous benefits. Honey has been used for thousands of years to treat the symptoms of cold and to add extra flavor to food, and here you will find 5 amazing homemade remedies based on honey and cinnamon:

1. Honey, Cinnamon And Lemon Cough Syrup

If you have caught a flu and you are coughing intensely, then you should know that honey will certainly come in handy – all you need for a delicious, nutritious and effective all-natural cough syrup is one cup of honey, three tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice, a teaspoon of cinnamon and a quarter of a cup of lukewarm water. Slowly mix the lemon juice with the honey and then gradually add the warm water and then take one or two teaspoons of this homemade cough syrup before going to bed, to relieve the symptoms of cough without experiencing any side effects.

2. Natural Energy Booster

If you feel like you lack energy and you need an energy

Honey For Health

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imagesSeveral Benefits Of Consuming And Using Honey

The consumption of honey for health reasons is one of the many reasons individuals use it as a sweetener, as opposed to sugar (brown or white) or artificial sweeteners. But, there are a number of health benefits tied to the consumption of honey most people aren’t aware of. These are a few of the many benefits to choosing honey for health reasons, as opposed to using other forms of sweeteners.

1. Allergy relief

Anti-inflammatory benefits of honey make it a great solution for allergy sufferers. It can reduce coughs, help alleviate seasonal allergies from dander or pollen, and works as a natural anti-inflammatory for certain conditions. Over time, the body builds up an immunity, causing fewer histamines from being released, which can lead to fewer allergic reactions occurring over a period of time.

2. Memory Booster

Loaded with antioxidants, it works to naturally boost memory and help you remember things you typically tend to forget. Antioxidants may help reduce cellular damage as well, which over time is going to help you with memory and cognitive ability as well. The fact that honey

What Are They And Why Are They So Important For Balance

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h9We all learned early on about the five senses: touch, taste, sight, smell, and taste. These are ‘external’ senses. It turns out we have several ‘internal’ senses too: pain, itch, pressure, chemoreceptors, and others. One of the most important ‘internal’ senses for living a normal life is proprioception. Proprioception affects our lives every moment of every day, and allows us to complete numerous tasks, from simple to complex.

Proprioception gives you the ability to know where your limbs are in space. Inside muscles and joints are tiny little receptors which measure tension and contraction, and relay this information to the cerebellum, which then calculates where the limbs are in space. It then inhibits some muscles and fires others to complete the task you are doing. The information to the muscles is like the information sent to booster rockets on a spaceship; proprioception allows you to stay in orbit, or upright, so to speak. The soles of the feet and the ankles have thousands of proprioceptive sensors.

Take walking, for instance. When you go for a walk and notice a flock of birds flying, you track them

Know More About Natural Herbal Medicines

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h8Natural herbal medicine is a branch of the medical system that is built on the use of plant or plant extracts such as the berries, bark, leaves, roots or even flowers. The medicines can either be taken orally or applied on the skin. Herbal medicine has been used since time immemorial by different cultures such as the Indians, Chinese and Egyptians to treat diseases and assist in the functions of the body. In the modern times, different practitioners have advocated the use of herbs to treat a variety of medical conditions and also enhance the general well being and health of the body.

There is an increased use of this medication with more people trusting their effectiveness more and also because they are cheaper than conventional medicine. Some of the herbal medicines have the same ingredients just like the conventional drugs and will also perform the same function in the body. A conventional drug has undergone a lot of syntheses hence it has lost the impact of the active ingredients. For these medicines, the effect of the plant when it is whole, is much greater.


A Few Important Things to Know Before Using Disposable Adult Diapers

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wwAdult diapers, also known as adult briefs, are one of the most widely used absorbent incontinence undergarment products today. While both adult men and women are vulnerable to incontinence problems due to many reasons like diabetes, aging and obesity, women adults have seemed to be at higher risk of incontinence due to pregnancy, childbirth, and other health conditions.

While searching for adult diapers, you will find they are available in different types including disposable adult diapers and pull ups (absorbent underwear). Disposable diapers are mainly designed for the adults who are suffering from mobility issues or who are living under a supervision of a caretaker.

These disposable adult diapers come with side tabs which can be refastened. They are very easy to change; one may not need to even take off their clothes to replace the diaper. Diapers can be changed while lying down or sitting on a chair. They are more suitable for overnight protection for adults with different severity of incontinence. Pick one with a high absorbent feature if you are suffering from severe incontinence.

Some of the most important things about disposable adult diaper

Honey and Cinnamon Benefits

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h6Whether consuming it, using it as a topical treatment, or using it as a wash or scrub, there are a number of benefits of using cinnamon and honey for varying reasons. Skin treatments or lesions, facial scrub or wash, dietary solution, you name it and that is a benefit which you will derive from using honey and cinnamon. These are a few of the many reasons why you should include honey and cinnamon as a part of your daily diet or body care regimen.

Anti-bacterial –
Using these ingredients to create an anti-bacterial paste is just one of the many ways in which you can incorporate them into your body care regimen. Honey is known as a natural anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and is known to help treat many internal conditions. Cinnamon is also a natural anti-inflammatory and when combined, they can be used to treat a number of skin lesions, cuts, bruises, or even burns. And, of course they can kill a variety of bacterial conditions.

Heart health –
Honey and cinnamon also contain many beneficial purposes for natural heart health and overall health and well being.

Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss

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h5There’s always a new fad out there. If you haven’t heard of the hot water, honey, and cinnamon diet, or if you are looking for something new, you may be wondering if and how honey and cinnamon for weight loss will work. Here are a few of the ways in which you can use these natural ingredients and incorporate them into your diet, for success. But, as with other fad diets out there, you still have to make sure you do other things properly. Don’t simply presume eating honey and cinnamon all day will result in shedding pounds of weight.

In the AM –
In the morning, mix 1/2 tsp of honey with warm water and cinnamon. Take this mixture and drink it about 30 minutes prior to consuming any food for the day. Why is this effective? The combination of honey and cinnamon is known to help rev up the metabolism, providing you a boost of calorie burning, and should help keep your appetite at bay until lunch time. The end result – no snacking all morning or diving for the doughnuts when you

Mistakes In Choosing Health And Wellness Products Distributors

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h4As of now, being healthy is an essential goal individuals do not compromise. This is why some individuals are making use of health and wellness products from reliable manufacturers. Unfortunately, individuals may encounter numerous issues when looking for health and wellness products distributors. To avoid this, below are some of the most common mistakes individuals make when opting for product distributors.

Non-accredited distributors

One of the main mistakes individuals make when choosing a health and wellness products distributor is opting for non-accredited ones. Of course, health and wellness products can be purchased from numerous distributors from health experts such as nearest chiropractor, kinesiologist, or massage therapist, wellness centers or even from independent health food stores. But, there are cases when these distributors are not accredited by product manufacturers which can be a huge problem since it means that products they sale may be fake.

Opting for distributors with insufficient knowledge about the products

The next mistake some individuals make is opting for distributors with insufficient knowledge about the products. In order to achieve the results you are looking for, it is important to follow the instructions in using

Things Every Woman Needs To Keep In Mind To Lead A Healthy Life

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h3Women these days are so caught up in their life that they hardly get time to keep a check on their health. It has been observed that many women prioritize their family and work over anything else and also tend to ignore their health problems. Some of the health problems might be non-serious at the time of onset and hence are not taken care of. These health problems then continue and aggravate with time to become a serious health issue. So it’s imperative for all women to prioritize their health above anything and should know about latest fitness trends so as to take better care of their families later. Remember, your families need you at all times, so you got to take care of yourself.

Here are some of the everyday health and beauty tips that every women must include in her daily regimen.

1) Morning walk – No matter how late you slept or how difficult for you it is to walk or how cold it is outside, a 30-45 minute activity is very important for all women. Going out in the morning will not

Tips for a Successful Recovery After Knee Replacement Surgery

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h2What is Knee Replacement surgery?

In case the knee gets severely damaged due to an injury or disease of the knee joint then performing everyday activities starts to seem like a bother. You also experience pain and other discomforting symptoms in such cases. When the alternate non-surgical methods fail to address the problems effectively then the doctor might suggest a tkr surgery for successful and long-lasting results.

A total knee replacement surgery (knee arthroplasty) is actually a ‘resurfacing’ procedure rather than a total ‘replacement’ procedure.

There are 4 main steps involves in this procedure:

    1. Preparing the joint bone – This part of the surgery involves removing the damaged cartilage and bone ends from the tibia and the fibula along with a margin of the healthy bone.


    1. Implant positioning – The metal implants are then used by fitting them over the prepared bone surfaces of the joint. This can be achieved by either cementing the metal implants in place or using ‘press-fit’ implants.


    1. Patellar resurfacing – This step involves cutting and resurfacing the underside of the patella (kneecap) using a plastic button. This is usually not required in all the cases.


  1. Inserting

Why & How to Use the New Modifier CR

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h1The new informational modifier could affect payment, too.

To facilitate claims processing for disaster victims, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has create a new modifier CR (Catastrophe/disaster related) that you can use if you ever need to code services for patients affected by catastrophe/disaster. This article will familiarize you with modifier coding guidelines and get you key pointers on when, where and why you should use this disaster modifier.

When to Report Modifier CR

Note that you will not be able to report the modifier for all disaster related services – in fact there are some definite factors that must be met prior to using this modifier. For one, you can use this modifier only in visibly catastrophe/disaster situations.

Section 1135 of the Social Security Act empowers the HHS to modify/waive certain Part B Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Medicaid, and HIPAA requirements. The department allows these waivers in order to better track how payers process claims in uncertain circumstances.

Caution: These two events need to take place for the HHS to raise the 1135 waiver and for you to use the newly-introduced modifier.

• First, the president must declare