July 1, 2015

Why Eating An Iron-Rich Food Benefit Your Health

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If you have recently been feeling very tired despite having adequate amount of sleep at night, you might have iron deficiency. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that about 10% of the women suffer from iron deficiency and are not even aware of it.

Why Iron Is Important?

Iron is an extremely essential mineral for the human body and is an important component for hemoglobin. This is the substance found in the red blood cells that helps carry oxygen throughout the body. If the iron levels within your body are not sufficient, then you body will not have sufficient oxygen; thereby, resulting in fatigue. Iron is also essential for maintaining healthy hair, nails, and skin.

Iron Deficiency Symptoms

Some of the common symptoms for this deficiency include the following:

  • -Restless legs syndrome
  • -Brittle nails
  • -Chest pain
  • -Cold feet and hands
  • -Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • -Extreme fatigue
  • -Fast heartbeat
  • -Frequent infections
  • -Headache
  • -Soreness or inflammation of your tongue
  • -Pale skin
  • -Poor appetite
  • -Shortness of breath
  • -Unusual cravings for substances like ice, starch, or dirt
  • -Weakness

Five Reasons To Take Iron Supplements

Anemia

Anemia resulting from iron deficiency will result in poor oxygen availability to the body.

Pregnancy

Pregnant women require a lot more iron that those women who are not pregnant. The recommended dosage is 27 mg on a daily basis.

Regular Blood Loss

This applies to people who donate a lot of blood. They may be required to take iron supplement so that their iron levels can stay normal.

Infants

The milk of the mother does not contain sufficient iron. Therefore, babies have excess iron stores to be used for the first six months of life. Premature babies, however, might not have sufficient iron stores and might, therefore, need a special formula containing iron.

Iron Depleting Medication

Some medications are known to deplete iron. In this case, physicians might prescribe iron supplements.

Good Iron Sources

There are certain food sources that contain a lot of iron, and by consuming those foods regularly, you might not need supplements. Here are certain iron rich foods that you should take into consideration:

  • -Beans
  • -Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach
  • -Dried fruit like apricots and raisins
  • -Iron-fortified breads, pastas, and cereals
  • -Peas
  • -Pork
  • -Poultry
  • -Red meat
  • -Seafood

However, before you start any dietary consumption, be sure that you speak to your health professional so that you can make the best choice with regards to your health. Iron deficiency is extremely commonly, but the good news is that it can be treated in most of the cases.

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March 11, 2013

Top 5 Foods for Kidney Health

March is National Kidney Month. In the spirit of promoting kidney health awareness, here are 5 foods that are beneficial to the health of your bean shaped organs.

1. Berries

This includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries (pretty much anything that ends in berry). Berries are known to be high in antioxidants and a good source of vitamin C. Antioxidants are important in aiding your body from free radicals that can cause cellular damage. Vitamin C, paired with antioxidants, helps to improve the blood flow and blood pressure throughout your entire body.

2. Turmeric

Easily distinguishable by its poignant golden color, turmeric is considered a wonder herb that is often used in Indian cuisine. This herb aids in the treatment of many health conditions, including kidney disease. It has natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and antibacterial characteristics (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17569205). With so many health benefits, this herb is a dream come true in helping your body stay healthy.

3. Probiotics

Probiotics are made up of good bacteria. They aid in kidney health by helping to eliminate toxins from our bodies, a job that is usually left up to the kidneys. The bacteria in probiotics are able to accomplish this by consuming waste products and excess fluids in our blood. What is the effect on your kidneys? It’s simple; with the probiotics taking over the kidney functions, the kidneys experience reduced stress.

4. Egg Whites

Adjusting one’s diet to aid their kidney health will help the body function so that it is providing maximum support to the kidneys. A good kidney diet includes protein that provides low levels of phosphorous. Egg whites are the perfect solution for protein in a person who is suffering from kidney disease.

5. Parsley

Parsley is a natural diuretic, meaning it can help increase the amount of urine leaving your body. Why is this good for your kidney health? The more urine that leaves your body, the more sodium and phosphorous that leaves too. When your kidneys are not in good shape, parsley can help them do their job.

For more information about National Kidney Month visit the National Kidney Disease Education Program.

 

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March 30, 2012

Get Your Voice In Shape

Filed under: healthy living,lung — robertprice @ 10:20 pm

Voice Aerobics™

voice aerobics Mary Spremulli is making her voice heard loud and clear. Her Voice Aerobics™ system is putting a literal amplifier into the voice boxes of a variety of individuals using an easy, cheap, and effective technique: good old fashioned exercise.

A published medical speech-language pathologist, and licensed nurse with over 28 years of experience lecturing throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, Mary started off on her quest for verbal volume and control working with patients who had suffered changes to their voices because of from Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s plus syndromes, stroke, multiple sclerosis, vocal cord paralysis, or any other neurological condition which affects talking and/or swallowing. Her expertise culminated in 2008 when she formed Voice Aerobics™, a patient-driven, home-based voice strengthening company.

How Does It Work Exactly?

A healthy voice requires functioning vocal folds, healthy and well-hydrated (moist) tissue, and a good breath support. The Voice Aerobics™ program started off originally as a 50-minute program which combined elements of traditional voice therapy with that of exercise physiology. By simply working out the body parts responsible, one strengthens their usage, enabling a better range of motion which in turns applies to the sound produced by these muscles.

My Voice Volume Is Fine, But I Have Trouble Swallowing.

The act of swallowing, like speech, is a complicated, well-timed, and multi-faceted event, and trouble swallowing can develop in the same manner of disease in which voice ailments do. Failure to swallow food properly can lead to pneumonia and other serious respiratory issues—fortunately Voice Aerobics™ is also formulated to help improve with issues related to swallowing.

Voice Aerobics™ In 2011

Mary now offers a full line of products and services aimed at combining vocal function exercises with a general workout. In addition to Voice Aerobics™, the flagship, 3-part, 50-minute voice and exercise program, Mary has for sale the following:

  • The Voice Aerobics™ DVD – Gives anyone the opportunity to gain the benefits offered in the Voice Aerobics™ program from the comfort and convenience of their home or office.
  • Voice Aerobics™ Songbirds is a 22-minuted audio CD containing resonant voice exercises set to music. It is a fun, portable way to practice strengthening your vocal cords on the go.
  • Voice Aerobics™ Grand Slam is a deck of playing cards which illustrate several exercises from the voice aerobics DVD.
  • Voice Aerobics™ Digital Voice Amplifier is a voice amplification device that com delivers 15 watts of booming, sound-magnifying power.

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July 22, 2010

5 Uses for Baking Soda

Baking soda is quite an amazing product with an incredibly large number of uses. Not to mention, baking soda can be used to replace many harmful cleaning substances. These substances are often released into our water systems causing significant damage to the wildlife.  Here are just 5 uses for baking soda

  1. Clean coffee and tea pots – Don’t run to a harmful chemical cleaner to use on your coffee pot. Just the idea of putting those chemical into something that makes my drinks kind of disturbs me. Instead, use ¼ cup of baking soda and a quart of warm water to clean your coffee machines.
  2. Removes oil and grease stains – sprinkle baking soda onto an oil or grease spill in you garage or driveway and scrub it with a wet brush.
  3. Fire extinguisher – If you experience a small fire while cooking, try to turn off the gas or electricity if possible. Move away from the fire and throw baking soda at the fire. Because baking soda releases carbon dioxide when it is heated, it helps to smother the flames. You should call the Fire Department just as a safety precaution. You should have a fire extinguisher available in case of a larger fire.
  4. Deodorize you shoes – This is probably a very well known use for baking soda, but it’s very helpful. Especially for your gym shoes, or the shoes that you played football in the rain with. Shake the baking soda into the shoe and leave them for a while. Shake the baking soda out of the shoe before wearing again.
  5. Freshen sports gear – If you, or your family member/loved ones play a sport like football or hockey, than this may be the most important use for baking soda you may ever hear. To get rid of that awful smell in their gym bag, sprinkle baking soda right into the bag. You can use a baking soda mix that uses 4 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 quart of warm water to actually clean and deodorize the sports gear itself.

There are many, many other uses for baking soda, but I hope these 5 were interesting and helpful. Try to be actively aware of what you are sending down you drains. Just changing one thing in your life can have a tremendous effect on the world around you.

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October 26, 2009

5 ways to Prevent Seasonal Depression this Winter

Seasonal Affective disorder (SAD) is a condition that occurs in over 60% of Americans. It is commonly referred to as seasonal depression because it tends to occur during certain months of the year – most commonly during the winter hence the term “Winter Blues”. With seasonal depression you may experience some of the following symptoms:fatigue, weight fluctuations, irritability, conflicts with others, lack of motivation, cravings for carbohydrates, and difficulty concentrating.

If you are ready to say goodbye to your symptoms of SAD, try applying some of these tips to your daily lifestyle

1. Sun lamp

A lack of sunlight and brightness outside is the main cause of “gloominess” for many of those with SAD. Try buying a sun lamp in order to bring more light into your life and boost your mood. You may find yourself feeling more energetic!

2. Eat well

In order to improve your energy levels, try to cut back on caffeine and white flour. You will find that you enjoy a more natural energy boost from a better diet when you quit your coffee drinking and snacking habits. In addition, eating healthy means that your body is getting all of the essential vitamins and minerals it requires. Pick up some vitamin supplements if your eating habits aren’t great – Vitamin B6 and B12 are natural antidepressants.

3. Take a breather

Clear fresh oxygen is crucial for stabilizing mood. Try taking a quick 15 minute daily walk in order to boost your mood – bundle up so you don’t freeze in the cold weather!

4. Stress Management

Learn to control your stress levels in a meditative and relaxing way. Wind down at the end of a long day doing something you enjoy such as reading, exercising, watching TV or taking a bath

5. Exercise

Exercise is important for physical health – but it is just as important for mental health. When we exercise our bodies release endorphins which are hormones that affect our mood in a positive way. The more you exercise, the happier you will feel!

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