Healthy Living Tips Part 1

Healthy Living Tips Part 1

Tips No.1
Apples Are Your Best Pals to Prevent Multiple Cancers

Do you know, that apples are rich in Vitamin A, B6 and C? It is the best source to prevent the risk of getting    multiple types of cancers, such as:
  • Colon cancer;
  • Lung cancer
  • Prostate cancer etc. 

Tips No.2
The Effective Protection Against Dangerous Viruses 

Your immune system is your biggest defender to every different types of viruses. A weaker immune system is equal to weaker goalkeeper's defense! But, how to enhance our immune system to the optimum level? Here are the best 5 easy ways to do so:

Have enough sleep every day - Well, it doesn't mean that you need to sleep at least 8 hours per day! You should keep in mind one important thing here: Quality over quantity! Even 4 hours of quality sleep is so much better than 8 hours non quality sleep.

Keep Yourself Physically Active - Don't give yourself an excuse here! Spend at least 20~30 mins per day and do some stretches or exercise (Locations are totally up to you!) Healthy body is an essential asset for you to chase the fortune!

Water, Water, Water! - Drink no less than 8 glasses of water every day. When we say, "Water" here, it's not include the bicarbonate soda or drinks that contain artificial preservatives. Just the simple pure tap or mineral water!

Healthy Eating Habits - Eating well by the rainbow's colors, where you must include all the seven types of colors into your daily meals (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet)

Always in a Good Mood - Try to control your emotion in a stable condition. Don't fall into the trap and being the temper's slave. No one wants to be friends with spoiled brat!

PS: Picture's credit goes to healthylivingadvices.

5 Superb Ways to Prolong Your Life Span

You’re too busy to maintain a healthy daily routine? Yeah, it’s always a good excuse, but please remember one important thing here… Your health is your wealth! Without a proper healthy body and mind, don’t even think of chasing the wheel of fortune, as you don’t even have the require strength to do so!

Below here are the 8 simple yet effective ways to help you keep your health and mind in good shape:

Method No.1
Protein is Your Best Buddy for Your Breakfast
Why? Our brains need lots of protein, especially during the morning time. Hence, it’s always good to add 10~15 grams of protein (Two egg whites might be barely enough) into your breakfast’s list!

Method No.2
An Hour of Walk A Day, Makes You Feel Energetic All Day
Most people like to sleep until the last hour and wake up doing everything in a rush mode. Frankly, it’s better to wake up, maybe an hour earlier and have a nice walk, either around your house or the nearest parks. This is not only good for your health, but also helps refresh your mind as well.

Method No.3
Water is The Main Key of Healthiness 
It’s advisable that we should drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. However, there’s also some “Best moment” to drink water. When? Well, you should drink a glass of water, 15 minutes before your meals. Why? Since you've drunk a glass of water before your meal, and you’re feeling a little bit full now. In this case, your hunger is not as strong as before.

Method No.4
A Stretch Out After Your Meals
Don’t just sit in front of your computer, once you've finished your meal. Go and do some stretch out, as it soothes your muscle stiffness and soreness. By performing some easy stretch out, it helps you to burn a few calories, reduce stress and enhance your focus on daily tasks!

Method No.5
Have Some Good Quality Moment
If your life is only fill with lots of unfinished workload, then I’d to say, “You’re very pathetic!” Seriously, our life is not only about work, but also need to have some good quality moment with family and friends. Don’t give yourself too much excuses, and try to squeeze out at least a few hours every weekend. Do whatever you want and feeling good with your loved ones!

That’s all from me, wish you all have a healthy lifestyle…


Too Much of Trace Elements Are Bad For Health!

Nowadays, many people are beginning to know the benefit of trace elements to our body’s health. Some of them had started to intake many foods that contain high amount of trace elements. However, according to the national medical research, they discovered that we should intake the trace elements moderately.

Let’s take an example. The bottled mineral water contains a variety of useful material to the human body. If you’re drinking too much of mineral water, it might have the side effects to our body, such as imbalanced secretion of gastric juice and gastric digestion. In addition, those patients with chronic nephritis, hypertension, heart disease and edema are advised not to drink mineral water, as the trace elements inside the mineral water are bad for their health condition!

Furthermore, those trace elements that might cause harmful side effects, if we took it excessively are:

Calcium – It’s good for promoting the growth rate of human skeleton and teeth development. However, if you’re overdosed, then you might have the possibility of getting hypercalcemia, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and kidney stone.

Iron – Too much of iron might lead to the liver cirrhosis and diabetes.

Iodine – The excessive iodine inside one person’s body might cause hair loss, brittle nails, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorder, edema and infertility!

The Moments Where You Should not Laugh Loudly!

People always said, “Laughter is the best medicine!” Believe it or not, there’s a laughing club in India, where the members are practicing differences laughing ways. They claimed that different laughing style can be used to cure the disease, included the cancer!

No matter it’s truth or not, laugh can really ease our stress and make we feel better.

However, there’s the condition, where you shouldn’t laugh in these circumstances:
When you’re feeding your child with food, you shouldn’t do it. As the food inside your child’s mouth might lead to unexpected incidents, such as suffocate or brain hemorrhage.

People after surgery are not allowed to laugh too much, as it slow down the wound healing process!

Those Hernia patients are not encouraged to laugh loudly, as the laughing might accelerate the hernia and leads to intestinal necrosis!

Aside of the above three matters; you can laugh whenever you want.

Note: Laughter face's credit goes to Sodahead.

Taking Medicines with Milk is not a Wise Idea!

Ok, I knew some people have this weird concept. They thought it’s good to take medicines with milk!

According to the latest analysis, if a person takes medicine with milk, it significantly reduces the body absorption rate of medicine, maybe up to 50 percent or more!

Believe it or not, some medicines will turn into poison, if you takes it with milk! Thus, it’s better for you not to drink any milk products while you’re taking the medicines.

Take my advice and you’ll be fined… :)

It’s Better Not to Use Too Much Fabric Plasters!

Normally, what will you do, if you get a cut or scrape accidentally? Well, in this case, most people will probably apply the fabric plaster on the wound!

We’ve done the wrong thing here, as the wounds supposed to be exposed to the air in order to heal faster. Of course, you have to apply the anti-inflammatory Methylrosanilinium Chloride Solution onto the wounds, as it inhibits the wounds from getting inflamed.

You’re advised not to use the fabric plaster, especially if you’ve a large scrape wound. For your information, most of the fabric plasters have poor ventilation and water absorption. If you insist to use it, it might cause infection or even lead to ulcers!

Note: No Fabric Plaster's photo thanks to publicphoto.

Do Mind About Your Annual Medical Checkup!

Did you know that up to 80 percent of the diseases are preventable and curable, if we can detect it in the early stage? The only problem is many people always neglected the annual body check, where they think it won’t be necessary to go for a medical checkup once per year!

No matter you’re sick or not, it’s essential to go for a medical checkup annually. Youngsters should be taken the medical checkup at least once per year, while the elders should perform it every six months.

Most of the medical checkups are mainly focus on blood pressure, electrocardiogram, pulmonary perspective, blood lipids, blood glucose, hepatitis virus, uric acid and much more.

Like the old saying, “A body test per year, keeps the disease away!”

A Smoke after a Meal is ‘Good’ For Your Health!

Honestly, some of my friends love to smoke, especially after a heavy meal. They said it could help them to relax their mind!

I didn’t mean to scare you here, but I heard some heavy smokers collapsed and comma, due to the bad habit of smoking after meal!

For your information, you’re risking your life, especially when you smoke after a meal. Here are the problems that might happen, if you’re smoking after a meal:

1. It's one of the main causes for gastritis,
2. It enhances and accelerates the happening of pancreatic cancer,
3. It might cause direct injury to the stomach and duodenum, the even worse it can turn into stomach and duodenum cancers.
4. pH imbalance,
5. Gastrointestinal function disorder might be occurred.

Let’s take a few minutes, sit down and think about the consequences of smoking. If you do care about your loved ones, you should quit smoking as soon as possible.

PS: Picture's credit goes to Stevesuttie.

You’re Better Take The Cholesterol-lowering Pills with Empty Stomach!

For those that having high cholesterol problem, you might be advised to intake the cholesterol-lowering pills. This type of pill is having good effect on lowering high cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Beside that, it also great for treating hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia and atherosclerosis related matters!

For avoiding the gastrointestinal adverse reactions, nausea or vomiting, most people prefer to take the cholesterol-lowering pills after meals. Well, they might doing the right thing here, but it’s better to take the pills before meals, as it can prevent you from unnecessary abdominal pain, diarrhea or any other adverse reactions!

You’re advised to take the cholesterol-lowering pills, either 3 – 4 hours after meal or 1-2 hour before meal! In this case, you won’t need to worry about any side effects might be happened on you.

You Shouldn’t Let Your Baby Eat Too Much Eggs!

Eggs are rich in protein, minerals and a variety of vitamins. It can be one of the essential foods for the baby’s development. However, you’re advised not to include the eggs as the baby’s staple food.

For your information, most of the infants’ digestive system hasn’t fully develop. Hence, if the baby consuming too much of eggs will cause him/her having indigestion, vomiting or diarrhea. In addition, the protein in eggs can also become a burden on the baby’s kidneys as well!

Some nutritionists recommend that those babies that below one-year-old are best eating the egg’s yolk only, while for those one-year above babies can consume the whole egg!
Remember that you shouldn’t try to feed your baby with fried or raw eggs too!

You Should Hug Your Baby More Often!

Some of the people said that you shouldn’t hug your baby too much, as it’s not good for the child’s development.

However, some Pediatrics has some different thoughts about it. They discovered that hugging is good and essential for the baby, where it helps the baby’s brain to grow and develop faster.

Those babies that frequently being hugged are having better Emotional Quotient (EQ) than ordinary babies!

Hence, as a caring parent, you should hug your baby child more often. After all, it is good to both of you and your baby as well…

You Shouldn’t Feed Your Baby With The Foods That You’ve Been Chewing!

As a parent, you always thought that your baby child doesn’t able to chew the foods properly. Thus, you’ll chew the foods on behalf of your child and let them eat your chewing!

Honestly, instead of disgusting, it also a very unhealthy habit as well. Do you know that our mouth is full with dangerous bacteria and viruses? The baby’s digestion system won’t able to defeat some of the dangerous bacteria and viruses. As a result, they’ll be getting ill, thanks to our smart “feeding idea”!

If you’re worry that you child didn’t chew the foods accordingly, then you can chop the foods into slices or use a small teaspoon to feed your child.

One more thing, you’ve to let your child start to eat by himself/herself, after they’ve reached 18 months. By this way, it not only more hygiene but it also help to cultivate children’s ability to live independently!

You Are Supposed Not To Feed Your Baby with Yogurt!

One of my friends, Kammy told me that she loved to feed her 10 months old baby girl, Cassandra with yogurt, as she thinks it’s a healthy drink!

When I heard what she has said, I am shocked and advise her to stop immediately!

Although the yogurt can produce many useful antibiotics, and it’s good to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria, but it also can destroy the body’s beneficial bacteria growing condition as well.

So, if you feed yogurt to your baby who under 3 years old, it probably can lead to several symptoms, such as vomiting and gangrenous enteritis.

It’s better to feed your baby with breast or formula milk than yogurt!

Why Preservative is Important in Food Processing Industry?

Living in the 21st century, where everything seems to move in an ultra fast speed, the fast foods have become one of the common trends in our daily life.

Most foods have at least one to two kinds of preservatives. Although it’s not too good for our health, but it do plays significant role in the food processing industry.

The main purpose of preservatives is to keep the foods/drinks fresh at a certain period of time. Normally, food additives are usually extracted from animals and plants as raw materials. It can be used to inhibit the processed foods, fruits and vegetables from being spoiled instantly!

Of course, preservatives are still having its harmful side-effects to our health. Thus, it’s your responsibility to buy those foods that less or free from preservatives at local shopping malls.

Use The Right Medicines According To Your Needs, Not By Brands!

You’re always watched and heard many drugs/medicines advertisements, whether on the Television, radio or through internet daily.

Most of these so-called “Glamor advertisements” are mainly focusing on advocacy at the advantages, characteristics and effects to the users. They are mostly ignored the objective or comprehensively introduce the drugs/medicines to the consumers.

As a smart consumer, you should not be fooled by the appearance of the products, as “What you see isn’t always what you got!”…

Too Much Zinc Will Have Some Bad Effects on Our Health!

Our body needs assorted types of vitamin and mineral resources, zinc is happened to be one of the essential trace elements in the human body. However, too much zinc is harmful to our health.

The demand of zinc for a healthy person is very low. If someone intake excessive zinc in long-term, it might lead to aggravate iron deficiency anemia.

Furthermore, too much zinc also causing the many heart related diseases, such as coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis and much more. Some of the symptoms of excessive zinc intake are:

1. Zinc poisoning,
2. Nausea,
3. Vomiting,
4. Fever,
5. Fatigue or even
6. Sudden death!

Therefore, remember not to intake too much zinc in your daily meals.

PS: Zinc's figure thanks to health.learninginfo.

The Top 5 Medical Television Shows

Who among us doesn’t love a good medical drama? Not only do we wind up feeling a bit like doctors ourselves, we become entwined in the personal relationships that are so common in television hospitals, just like those in real life. Medical dramas appeal to our interest in diseases and the interworkings of hospitals and feed our fascination with doctors. See how your favorite Doc shows stack up to the top 5 of all time.

Ben Casey – This show ran from 1961-66, and paved the way for nearly all medical drama shows to come. Starring the very manly Vince Edwards as Dr. Casey, the show, along with Dr. Kildaire, starring Richard Chamberlain, which ran during the same years, made medical dramas extremely popular viewing. Dr. Casey was a young and idealistic surgeon. Both a comic strip and comic book were created of the show. In 1988, a television movie, The Return of Ben Casey, starring the original actor, aired in syndication. Ben Casey is considered the foremost pioneer in medical television aimed at entertaining the viewer.

Marcus Welby, MD – This show, starring Robert Young as family practitioner, Dr. Welby, ran from 1969-1976. The show was interesting because Dr. Welby was an older doctor with an unorthodox way of treating patients. His sidekick, Dr. Kiley, played by James Brolin, was far younger, but also more traditional in the way he practiced medicine. Many storylines centered upon the conflicts arising between the methods of the two practitioners.

St. Elsewhere – Running from 1982-88, this show brought medical drama back to television after losing popularity for a few years. Though it was never a very highly ranked show on the Nielsen ratings, it had a big following. The show centers around a decaying Boston hospital, and offered some very serious subject matter, along with some dark humor. This show launched the career of Mark Harmon, who played the womanizing Dr. Caldwell.

ER – ER has run since 1994 and has its final season ending in 2009. This is the premiere hospital drama that has launched a thousand acting careers, including that of George Clooney, Anthony Edwards, Noah Wylie and Julianna Marguiles. The show’s claim to fame is its edgy and realistic medical story lines- at first considered too realistic for some.

Grey’s Anatomy – The title of this medical drama is a play on the classic medical textbook “Gray’s Anatomy”, with the name spelled Grey to reflect that of one of the principal characters. On the air only since 2005, the show has the reputation of being a bit of a medical soap opera. However, in spite of the complex romantic plots that abound on the show, there are some very cutting edge medical situations explored, as well.

Throughout the age of television, medical dramas have remained a popular choice for viewers. They have even provided a bit of medical education for many lay people over the years. There are certainly many more wonderful medical dramas that have aired throughout the years – in fact too many to list them all!

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Phyllis Zerkle is a blogger and enjoys writing about medical career topics, such as how to research and choose among x-ray technician degrees, job and education tips, and more.

The Threat of Food Shortages Are Still Going On…

According to the United Nations and UNESCO 2008/2009 Human Development Report, the Ethiopia human development index is less than 0.4 (0.389) and its ranked 259 out of 269 countries!

For your information, the index is based on people’s health, domestic status, educational level and quality of life score. As you can see that, the Ethiopian is still living in financial straits.

Ethiopia, a country that located in the northeastern part of African continent, is still suffering from food shortages and disease threats. Most of the local communities are struggling and hoping the United Nations will offer some help to them!

Therefore, we should bless and cherish the moment we now have. Remember not to waste the foods/drinks, as there are still many people out there that suffering with hunger…

The Proper Ways to Prevent the Dysmenorrhea!

First of all, for those that didn’t know what Dysmenorrhea is, it refers to a medical condition and it caused by severe uterine pain during menstruation.

Some of the common symptoms of Dysmenorrhea are:

• Throbbing,
• Dull,
• Nausea,
• Burning, and
• Shooting pain.

Don’t underestimate this Dysmenorrhea, as it can be a very painful situation and causing a condition known as menorrhagia (Excessive heavy blood loss).

For those that suffering with Dysmenorrhea, you have to change your eating habits and stick with the good diet. Remember that 3-5 days before pre-menstrual, the diet should be easily digestible.

When the menstrual is about to coming again, you should avoid these following foods:

1. Hot peppers,
2. Chilies,
3. Raw onions,
4. Raw garlic and
5. All the junk foods!

During your pre-menstrual period, you can have some light foods, such as sauerkraut or pickles, where it can ease the pain. Or, you may also drink some wine to prevent the pain that caused by dysmenorrheal!

PS: Picture thanks to demosschiropractic.

The Difference Between Brown Sugar and White Sugar!

People have the wrong thought that the brown and white sugars were being produced from difference plants. The truth is both of the sugars are derived from sugar cane or beet.

The only difference thing here is the production process of brown sugar is relatively simple and contained more glucose and cellulose than white sugar. This means it can release the energy and absorb utilization much faster than white sugar did!

For your information, the calories of same amount of brown sugar and white sugar are totally the same. However, the brown sugar is taste 50% less sweet as white sugar.

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