January 28, 2010

Possible Crohn’s Disease Breakthrough

A new study conducted in Montreal showed that Vitamin D may help fight Crohn’s disease. Although the study has not been confirmed by clinical trials, it is quite likely that the study is accurate and true. The study showed that a shortage Vitamin D is attributed to Crohn’s disease. Therefore, working backwards they said that it is likely that an abundance of Vitamin D will help fight Crohn’s disease. People who are related to any person diagnosed with Crohn’s disease should be aware of this new discovery as Crohn’s disease may be hereditary.

It was also noted in this study that in place which get less sun (Vitamin D), people are more likely to have Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease affects approx 1 in 544 or 539,807 people in the USA, and 59,757 people in Canada. Crohn’s disease requires surgery for between two thirds and three quarters of those diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Hopefully this new research proves true and Crohn’s disease will be substantially easier to solve.

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January 26, 2010

Dogs Can Help Improve Your Fitness

Filed under: animal shelter,dogs,exercise,Health,Uncategorized,weight loss — robertprice @ 10:59 am


Dogs are great companions. They can be a handful sometimes, but they give you a lot back in return. If you’ve always wanted a dog, but just couldn’t get the motivation to find your perfect companion or if you are a child and living with your parents trying to convince them that they should get a dog, then I have some great news (especially for the kids, parents always need that extra little bit of convincing).

Research conducted by the University of Missouri found a significant increase in the improvement of fitness in people who walk dogs. For any kids that are reading that means you can either tell your mom or dad that they’ll become healthier, or you may tell them that you will be getting more exercise when you walk the dog (even though this is probably a lie because I know all kids say, “Oh, but mom and dad, I’ll take care of the dog.”

The University research showed that out of the 54 adults that participated in the study, those that walked dogs were more likely to exercise on a regular basis, while those that chose to walk with a human companion were significantly more likely to make up various excuses to get out of their walks.

Additionally, the overall walking speed of people that walked dogs increased an astounding 28%! Not only are people with dogs exercising more regularly, it appears that they are exercising more efficiently too.

Furthermore, if you find that you just don’t have the time for a dog (they’re require a lot of love and attention) there are other ways you can help. If you love dogs, but are unable to get your own due to either financial or time constraints there is always the animal shelters. If you get some spare time somewhere in your schedule you could drive, or bus down to your local animal shelter and volunteer to walk a dog. You get the exercise you need and you feel great about helping out.

There you have it, another great reason why animal companions, in this case dogs, are so important.

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January 25, 2010

4 Healthy Alternatives to Popcorn


If you’re like me than you have to have some popcorn whenever you decide to go out and rent a movie. However, if you haven’t already noticed, popcorn isn’t the best food for your body to be digesting all the time. Once in a while it’s okay, but when you have it 2-3 times a week, you might want to consider switching to something else. The good news for you (and me) is that there are healthy alternatives to popcorn.

Cauliflower – Cauliflower is a great alternative to popcorn as it is significantly healthier than popcorn. Additionally, it has a similar feel to popcorn if you break the cauliflower into pieces. You can decide to eat cauliflower raw (the way I like it) or you can cook it and even use some dips or seasonings.

Trail Mix – Go out and look for you own ingredients to make your personal brand of trail mix. Make sure your trail mix is unsalted though. By purchasing your own foods for trail mix, you’ll save money in the long run, and you’ll be able to decide everything that goes into you trail mix. Ideas – unsalted peanuts, unsweetened chocolate chips, dried fruit, etc.

Cherry tomatoes or grapes – cherry tomatoes or grapes are a very good alternative to your usual buttery delight. These alternatives are healthy, significantly healthier than popcorn, and will probably make you forget that you’re not eating popcorn. By the time the movie starts, you probably won’t notice or care that you’re not having popcorn.

Apple slices with almond butter – This is one of my favorite things to eat, not just as an alternative to popcorn, but just in general. Apple slices with almond butter are a very healthy choice that will satisfy your need to eat something that’s crunchy, but also salty and sweet.
Hopefully one or more of these things can help you achieve a healthier life. If none of these work you could always try just doing something else with your hands, such as knitting, maybe even fidgeting with a pen or pencil.

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January 20, 2010

Fish Oil Health Benefits Revealed

A recent study has discovered the reason why fish oil is so beneficial to our human bodies. Researchers have concluded that the omega-3 fatty acids, which the body absorbs from oily fish, protect what is essentially a ‘cap’ on each cell that determines how long that cell will live. When a regular cell in the human body divides, this ‘cap’ splits, and becomes shorter, causing the cell to die sooner. In this study, cells were shown to have lived longer when exposed to the omega-3 fatty acids, as the ‘shortening’ effects on the ‘caps’ diminished. When given a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids, the tested rats demonstrated that they live around a third longer than normal.

In addition to this new life-lengthening information, the Omega-3 in fish oil has several other health benefits that you should be aware of:

  • Reduced Risk of Cardiovascular Disease – Omega-3 is extremely beneficial to your cardiovascular health, and has been proven to lower cholesterol, reduce risk of heart arrhythmias, effectively treat strokes, and avoid cardiac arrests.
  • Increase Weight Loss – An Australian study demonstrates that the consumption of fish oil improves the efficiency of exercise, and increases weight loss.
  • Improve Immunity – The Omega-3 fatty acids within fish oil have been shown to positively influence the immune system.
  • Inflammation Ease – Fish oil has been used in treatments of several conditions, which induce inflammation, including Crohn’s Disease and other gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Depression – Omega-3 fatty acids have been proven to even reduce symptoms associated with depression, including sadness, anxiety, restlessness, mental fatigue and stress. Those who consume fish oil on a regular basis are proven to have a lower incidence of depression.

Doctors recommend that you eat at least two servings of oily fish like salmon, mackerel and sardines per week, so as to receive all of the benefits listed above. If you find that you are not able to introduce fish into your regular diet, fish oil supplements are an option as well.

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January 18, 2010

Choosing the Safest Water Bottle

There are different types of water bottles available at various prices, styles, and materials. Recently it has been revealed that a lot of bottles pose threats to one’s health. Listed below are the safest water bottles of every type of material available.

Thin Plastic Bottles–
Those bottles of water you buy at the grocery store are filled with great healthy water, but the bottle itself contains harmful materials. These harmful chemicals found in many plastic water bottles, food containers, and aluminum soda cans is called Bisphenol A (BPA). It has been linked to cancer, sexual dysfunction, and heart disease. These concerns which were recently raised apply most significantly to children, infants, and fetuses. Over 90 percent of the American population has traces of BPA in their urine.

The safest plastic water bottle available is under the brand name “Nalgene”; they also make “Lexan” water bottles. Other safe brands are Tritan, Kor and Camelbak. All bottles without BPA will have a label saying “BPA free” visible on them. Another way to check your plastic bottle to find if it is safe or not is through the recycling symbol branded on the bottom of the bottle. If the symbol is a number 2, 4 or 5, it is safe to drink from repeatedly. The most common type of water bottle will have a number 1 on the bottom which means you should either not buy these bottles at all or you should only drink from them once.

Durable Plastic Bottles–
These plastic bottles, common for joggers and campers, are one step up from the grocery store bottle. These bottles are made of polycarbonate. A lot of other things are made of polycarbonate as well. Sunglasses, iPods, CD’s, exc. These bottles are the only dangerous polycarbonate material because we drink from it. BPA is also found (in lower amounts) in these durable plastic bottles. It is best not to heat up these bottles as the BPA is released more quickly. Baby bottles are also made out of polycarbonate and are very dangerous.
The best brand for a safe durable plastic bottle is Klean Kanteen. This brand uses very little to no BPA in its material.

Aluminum Bottles–

Sigg is the best brand for aluminum bottles. They have over 144 designs to choose from and have claimed to have 0.0% rate of leaching of BPA. This was found to be untrue but they have made upgrades and are the best company available for safe aluminum bottles (the EcoCare line). Sigg offers a lifetime warranty with each of their water bottles.

Stainless Steel Bottles

Stainless steel bottles are the safest and most highly recommended Klean Kanteen is the best brand, followed by New Wave Enviro, Earthlust, Bilt, thinksport, and Guyot Designs. Stainless steel does not leech, and is extremely durable. Although it is the most expensive option, it is the best and safest one. Stainless steel bottles can be reused for years with no BPA leaching. These water bottles are the greenest choice.

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January 14, 2010

Medical Aid Needed In Haiti


After the massive 7.0-magnitude earthquake (the worst in Haiti in two centuries) struck Haiti, the country has been in a panic. Many are dead as a result of the damage caused and many more are missing. Many people are attempting to contact loved ones with little success. People are afraid to sleep in buildings in fear of them collapsing. Instead, some people have chosen to sleep among the dead, a very disturbing sight for anyone to witness.

The damage in Haiti is very severe and much aid is required. Many countries have begun sending medical supplies and personnel to Haiti, but due to poor infrastructure, proper distribution of aid is difficult.

The global effort to help Haiti is certainly helping, but everyone needs to chip in. Send blankets, clothes, cash donations, all will help. If every person in America sent $1, there would be $300 million of aid we could send.

Money can be used to purchase medicines and the cost for temporary shelters and medical centers. Without proper treatment, and a safe place to stay, the already high death toll, which has been estimated to be near 50,000 and rising, will continue to climb to devastating heights.

Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere; they don’t have easy access to all of the medicines we do. If one of them gets the flu they might not be able to go out and get something like Tamiflu. If you start developing severe depression, you can’t go out and get anti-depressant medication. We are truly lucky that we live where we do. Just imagine if it had been us.

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January 12, 2010

It’s Good to Have Big Thighs

A recent discovery by the research team at Oxford found that junk in the trunk is good for the heart and can lengthen your life. Having a large abdomen and stomach makes people more prone to heart disease, but people with small tummies and large bottoms and thighs experience the opposite effect. The exact measurements of the perfect thighs are anything close to, but slightly exceeding 23.6 inches.

Too much fat is a concern. When there is too much fat around the hips and thighs it may cause Cushing’s syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure, or mood swings. A good body type is a pear shape. Pear-shaped people have lower inflammatory cytokine levels. This means that their body responds to infections which may cause diabetes, insulin resistance, or heart disease positively, and works to prevent the infections. An apple shaped body is the worst shape to have, as it raises both the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Fat on the thighs and bottom stores fatty acids. Fat on the legs also keeps people from overwhelming the body when they overeat. Leg-fat produces leptin, which affects metabolism positively. It is also been proven that having not enough fat in your backside and thighs can cause metabolic problems. It is harder to lose or gain weight around that thighs and backside. Hip fat also promotes better blood sugar control (linked to avoiding diabetes) and fat burning.

An ideal person would have fat thighs, and a slim tummy, which is unfortunately very rare and difficult. Normally you get fat thighs and a fat tummy, not one or the other.

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January 11, 2010

How to Prevent Bad Breath

Bad breath can be very embarrassing and can happen to anyone. However, not everyone knows how to prevent it. The good news is, there are many, easy ways to help keep you breath fresh.

1. Brush your teeth – Make sure you brush your teeth at least twice, everyday. Make sure to brush your tongue as well. Along with brushing make sure to floss twice a day as pieces of food may get stuck in between your teeth and will cause bad breath. Also, using mouthwash after brushing and flossing is a very popular and effective way of preventing bad breath. This is probably the most common and easy way to prevent bad breath, but you must do it at least twice a day, every day.

2. Go to your checkups – Visiting your dentist on a fairly regular basis (every 6 months or so) is a great way to avoid bad breath. Your dentist may notice something that could be causing your bad breath, not to mention the cleaning you get at the dentist is always a great thing for your breath.


3. Make sure you fix any dental problems –
Some dental problems cause bad breath. Things like tooth decay, gum abscesses, and abscessed teeth must be treat. After treatment you may notice your breath has improved significantly.

4. Parsley – Try chewing parsley after eating a meal. Parsley is a known breath freshener and is a great, simple way to help keep your breath fresh after eating.

5. Quit Smoking – Smoking is a very large contributor to bad breath and even yellow teeth. You must quit smoking if you really want to get rid of your bad breath. Also, you may want to quit simply for other health reasons, smoking causes things like cancer.

6. Avoid foods that cause bad breath – Avoid certain foods that you know will cause bad breath, such as onions, alcohol, most foods that are spicy, and sadly coffee. These foods can contribute to your bad breath.

7. Drink water – Drinking water will keep you hydrated and will help prevent your mouth from becoming dry. Also, try breathing through your nose as much as possible as a dry mouth can be the main cause for most people’s bad breath.

8. Pop a mint – If you’re out somewhere and realize your breath may not be its freshest pop a mint. However, try to make sure you have sugarless mints. Mints that have sugar in them will cause to plaque to build up.

Hopefully some of the tips are useful and help you prevent your bad breath.

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January 6, 2010

7 Health Benefits of Vitamin C


Vitamin C is one of the most beneficial nutrients that can be found or easily added into your regular diet, as food s like cantaloupe, broccoli, red peppers and oranges are all extremely rich in vitamin C. The average person should consume 70 milligrams of vitamin C per day, which can easily be provided through foods rich in vitamin C, as well as vitamin C supplements.

How Vitamin C Can Help You:

1. Vitamin C is an effective natural treatment to the common cold. Cold symptoms may be lessened due to its effects as an antihistamine.

2. Vitamin C keeps gums healthy. It’s possible that vitamin C is most famous for its prevention of scurvy (blackened and swollen gums), which the European immigrants learned not long after reaching America.

3. Vitamin C helps wounds to heal. Because vitamin C is contributes to collagen production, it is directly linked to the healing process of all scratches, bumps and bruises.

4. Vitamin C has positive effects on allergy and asthma patients. As a natural antihistamine, vitamin C has been observed to combat allergy and asthma symptoms.

5. Vitamin C prevents cataracts. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which will counteract the harmful radicals resulting from sunlight, when in the lens of the eye, preventing cataracts and blindness in old age.

6. Vitamin C prevents skin aging. By increasing vitamin C intake, skin is less likely to become dry and wrinkled, and often has better skin aging appearances.

7. Vitamin C may be a cure to premature aging. A recent study in Canada showed that mice with accelerated aging disease reversed and stopped symptoms once their vitamin C intake was increased. Though no study has been conducted in people with any age disorders, these findings demonstrate that vitamin C is an essential nutrient for people to include in their diet, especially because humans do not produce their own vitamin C, as mice do.

Vitamin C is an extremely beneficial nutrient, and if you experience weakness, lassitude, swollen gums or nosebleeds, it is possible that you have a vitamin C deficiency. That being said, too much vitamin C can be harmful to your body and may cause kidney stones or diarrhea. So eat your oranges, but keep them in moderation.

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