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Essential Facts Vitamin K

When talking about vitamins, almost all individuals know that vitamins are essential in helping make the body and mind healthy and strong. Apart from that, nutrients like Vitamin K can also provide other benefits. These include the following.

Protect your heart – First and foremost, it can help protect the heart. This is possible since it prevents calcification in your coronary arteries, thereby preventing cardiovascular disease.

Prevent osteoporosis – It also known to prevent osteoporosis since it can help improve bone density. This is achieved since Vitamin K serves as the biological “glue” that helps plug calcium and other important minerals into your bone matrix.

Reduce the risks of cancer – Lastly, it is also known to reduce the risks of cancer by slowing down the growth of cancer cells. In addition, Vitamin K has also been found beneficial in the fight against non-Hodgkin lymphoma, colon, stomach, nasopharynx, and oral cancers.

In order to get all these benefits, it is important to opt for the right type of Vitamin K

Dangers of Sugar

The amount of sugar present in our food nowadays is especially worrying because current medical studies have uncovered some very real dangers of regularly consuming table sugar.

Refined sugars and HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) can be found in pancake mixes, chocolate, candies, cured meats, potato snacks, cupcakes, marshmallows and almost any other food or beverage that you can think of.

A single serving of regular soda contains an average of 10 teaspoons of table sugar. If you think that isn’t much, try consuming 10 teaspoons of sugar at home. Do you feel nauseated already? That’s what soda companies have been using to flavor sodas for more than four decades now.

Some forty years ago, people thought that consuming table sugar only increased your likelihood of developing bad teeth and diabetes.

Newer studies have now linked sugar to numerous health conditions, including metabolic syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

As a natural health advocate advocate, I want to emphasize the importance of having the latest information on the food that we eat to help people make

Drink More Water

Water is clearly the most important nutrient for the human body, but we often take it for granted. Opting for soda, fruit juice, alcohol, coffee, or tea over boring old water. That’s likely the reason why 75% of Americans are suffering from chronic dehydration. There’s just so many other options!

Water Helps Detoxify your Body
There are so many toxins that you come into contact with everyday from processed food, household chemicals, environmental pollutants, etc. It’s your kidney’s job to filter out your blood and remove toxic waste. The kidneys depend on plenty of fluid available in your body so that even if you lose fluid through your urine, your body can function optimally. Give your kidneys adequate water, they can efficiently work and remove all the toxins from your blood. The more dehydrated you are, the harder your kidneys have to work to fit all the toxins into a small amount of urine. Leading to the darker and darker shades of yellow in your urine. The easiest way to make sure you’re getting enough water is to

Healthy Living Is Equal

The first step towards a healthy heart is healthy living. In order to achieve that you need to opt for a healthier lifestyle. Get up early in the morning, walk, exercise, lose weight, eat healthily and sleep on time. Avoid alcohol, smoking and oily food for the sake of your heart’s good health.

Taking actions to prevent a heart attack is very important because this is becoming very common amongst everyone, from infants to the aged.

So it’s important to make yourself aware about relevant health measures and another important step is to schedule regular health check ups with your cardiologist.

Follow a few factors and see the biggest impact on your heart health.

Maintain healthy weight
Get active
Eat healthy
Manage cholesterol
Control blood pressure
Lower blood sugar
Stop smoking

To protect the heart, aim to lose weight and stay slim and fit. Include at least 150 minutes of exercise a week. To control cholesterol and blood pressure add a variety of diet by adding fruit and vegetables that are low in calories.

Change is the prime part of living with heart diseases or trying to prevent it. However you might

Mini Gastric Bypass Surgery

The pros

· The mini bypass decreases the risk of co-morbidities. These are conditions resulting from morbid obesity. It relieves obesity symptoms like sleep apnea, diabetes, edema and arthritis.

· It is less invasive, hence safer. The surgery involves fewer incisions compared to the standard gastric bypass surgery and this does not only make it safer but also reduces complications.

· It is so much shorter in terms of operating and recovery. The mini surgery takes not more than an hour and the patients are allowed to leave hospital in 24 hours only.

· It involves less rerouting of the intestines. This means that it is technically easier, even for the surgeons to perform the surgery with higher success rates.

· It has reduced chances of complications because it has a fewer intestine connection or anastomosis.

· It is less expensive compared to the standard gastric bypass.

· Patients are able to get back to normal activities within a week; the healing process is relatively quick because the procedure is less invasive.

The cons

· High risks of malabsorption and vitamin and mineral deficiency complications. This is because a

Get Taller After Puberty

Straight posture can improve your height

Carrying a straight posture can help your spine to grow vertically. A hunchback posture can significantly affect the height and spine of an individual. Keeping your back erect improves muscles flexibility and helps to maximize growth.

It is important to note that doing exercise and stretches in growing age can help you a lot. After puberty, the growth process slows down, and you may not get results fast.

Surgical methods for increasing your height

The modern technology and equipment have made it possible to explore medical issues exhaustively. In the past, there was no such surgical way to increase your height but with the advancement in technology now people are going for limb strengthening surgeries to achieve their dream height as it has become possible to gain few extra inches with surgeries. There are also cosmetic surgeries known as Height Lengthening surgeries.

However, this method does not guarantee 100% results. There can be complications in the surgery that can further deteriorate the condition. This surgery is also very expensive, and not many doctors perform this surgery. But after proper consultation with the qualified physician, one can opt

Risk for Peripheral Neuropathy

If you have ever had a limb fall asleep you have had the sensation. Pins and needles as the blood returns – it feels uncomfortable and sometimes painful. Only with neuropathy, that feeling doesn’t simply vanish. Numbness, tingling, pain, sensitivity, weakness and even burning may be experienced due to damaged nerves.

Diagnosis involves your health care provider testing your reflexes and muscle strength, as well as neurological tests to detect response to vibration, light touches, and pokes. Blood tests may be ordered as well, electromyography (tests electrical impulses), and in severe cases, a nerve biopsy may be taken.

The first step is to determine if the neuropathy is permanent or temporary. If it’s caused by a medication, stopping the medication should halt the symptom. If caused by a nutritional deficiency, supplementation and diet are altered and symptoms may resolve over time. If the cause is diabetes and nerve damage treatment will be aimed at non-allowance of further damage over time.

  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Diet designed for your body’s needs
  • Regular chiropractic adjustments
  • Physical therapy
  • Custom designed exercise plan
  • Acupuncture
  • TENS Units (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) may also be helpful. A review in Pain Management found that 4 to 6 weeks of TENS

Food Poison

Once a person takes in poisoned foods, they start showing some symptoms. Depending on the type of poison, this can occur immediately or within several hours after the individual had taken the food. The symptoms include:-
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Stomach ache
Having fever in few days
Dizziness

The elder people, babies, the people with immune complications, and the pregnant women are more prone to showing severe symptoms of food poison.

Critical Poisoning Effects of Food

Some instances of food contamination with poison are not dangerous and can end within a short time. However, if a person experiences the following symptoms, he should seek medical attention as soon as possible:
High level of dizziness
Increased breathing rate or heart beat
Disorientation
Experiencing visual disturbances
Having a problem in speaking
Paralyzed muscles

These symptoms show that the person had a severe poison to their food and should be treated in the shortest time otherwise; the condition can result in other problems or even cause death.

Remedies to Poisoned Foods

With the facts about food poisoning and its symptoms were known, it is important to know how to deal with the problem of food poisoning. The

Heat Stroke Prevention

  1. Wear loose-fitting, lightweight clothing.
  2. Protect against sunburn. Sunburn affects your body’s ability to cool itself, so put on a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses to protect yourself in the outdoors. Make sure you apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15. Put on the sunscreen generously, and you can apply it again after every two hours or more often, particularly if you are swimming or sweating a lot.
  3. Drink plenty of fluids. Staying hydrated will help your body sweat and maintain a normal body temperature. Also, because you lose salt through sweating, you can replenish salt and water with some sports drinks.
  4. Don’t drink caffeine, sugary or alcoholic beverages to rehydrate, it can speed up dehydration.These drinks may interfere with your body’s ability to control your temperature. Also, icy cold drinks can cause stomach cramps.
  5. Open windows and use fans or turn on air conditioning.
  6. Don’t overexert yourself. Try to schedule exercise or physical labor on cooler times of the day, such as early morning or evening.
  7. Never leave anyone in a parked car, particularly when parked in the sun, the temperature in your car can rise 20 degrees

Home Remedies For Ringworm

Ringworm is medically known as Tinea. Another word is added after ‘Tinea’ depending on the affected area. On the scalp ringworm is called tinea capitis (characterized by hair loss in patches and itching), on the hands it is known as tinea manuum (raised round shaped itchy rashes or tiny blisters which can be seen on the palms, back of the hand or on the fingers), on feet it’s called tinea pedis or athlete’s foot (peeling of the skin between the toes, scaling on the heels), on the nails it’s called tinea unguium (loss of nails, nails become yellow, thick and crumbly), on the groin it is known as tinea cruris or jock itch (symptoms include redness and persistent itching at the groin area), on the body it’s called tinea corporis (round shaped rashes with raised edges on the skin), on the face it is known as tinea faciei (red scaly patches on the face).

Garlic:

Garlic is used as a food spice and medicine in different parts of the world. This wonderful spice has antimicrobial effects against many strains of bacteria, fungi and virus. It was also used by ancient Egyptians for food flavoring and traditional medicine. The

Increase Energy and Productivity

GET PLENTY OF SLEEP:

Well heck, you say… that’s a no brainer, you say. Sure, everyone knows you should get plenty of sleep, but how many of us actually make it a priority to get the rest we need to be productive and energetic the next day?

Your body requires 7-8 hours a night for you to be your most effective self the next day. Sleep reduces cortisol levels which kills energy and makes you better able to handle stress. It also reduces depression caused by lack of rest. Sleep clears toxins from your brain and gives you better cognitive abilities, such as better decision making, reasoning and deduction capabilities, as well as better short term memory recall.

EXERCISE:

Yes, you do have time to exercise. Make it a priority. I find the best time to exercise is first thing in the morning, rather than waiting until you get home from work when the last thing you want to do is exercise. You don’t even need to go to the gym, you can do a 25-30 minute workout at home at least 3-5 times a week.

Exercise increases your energy levels and increases

Neurology Surgery

General neurosurgery includes most of the conditions that are associated with neurological trauma or emergencies. One example is intracranial hemorrhage.

Vascular and endovascular neurosurgery

This kind of surgery is generally associated with the diagnosis and treatment of aneurysms, carotid stenosis, strokes, vasospasms and spinal malformations. Many a times, surgical treatments of these conditions are conducted using minimally invasive techniques such as angioplasty or embolization.

Spine surgery

Spine surgery includes the treatment of disorders affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines. The most common conditions include arthritis in the spinal discs, spinal cord compression that may be caused by trauma or spondylosis. The symptoms seen are usually balance deficiency or numbness and tickling in the hands and feet.

Peripheral nerve surgery

The most common peripheral nerve surgeries include carpel tunnel decompression that treats the carpel tunnel syndrome as well as the peripheral nerve transposition. This branch of neurosurgery also treats a number of nerve entrapment conditions:

Stereotactic, functional, and epilepsy neurosurgery are some of the other important parts of neurosurgery.

Apart from these specialized branches, neurosurgery also includes various surgical methods for diagnosing and treating neurosurgery conditions. In the recent years,

Steps by steps Bone Marrow Transplantation

Step 1: – Planning Ahead

You will have to manage your personal issues and plans simultaneously so that you can pay full attention to your recovery.

Step 2: – Preparation

The primary element of development is that you will have to prepare the donor for a transplant, whether you are or someone else is the donor.

Step 3: – Conditioning

When you and your donor are ready for the transplant, your doctor will begin with your conditioning regimen. That means you will receive chemotherapy, total body irradiation, kill your cancer and unhealthy marrow.

Step 4: – Transplant

Your transplant will take place only after your conditioning is fully complete.

Step 5: – Waiting for Engraftment

Engraftment is the process in which the stem cells that has been received from the donor starts growing and developing. That means the marrow of bone and immune system are recovering. You will be closely monitored and treated for any side-effects or complications that arise. Your transplant team and the caretaker will support you emotionally.

Step 6: – Recovering After Engraftment

After an allogeneic transplant, the initial recovery period is for about

Influenza In Children

In most cases, parents simply treat their children for a cold and do not bother to consult with a pediatrician. However, if left undiagnosed and untreated, the symptoms can become more severe and can result in other complications. Every year thousands of people of all ages are hospitalized because of the flu related complications. Smaller children are particularly susceptible.

In smaller children, flu that is not treated in time can lead to croup, barking cough, hoarseness and noisy breathing. As the condition becomes more severe it can even lead to lung infection or pneumonia. A child’s tiny airways can also get infected making it difficult for them to breathe and causing wheezing.

When To Take Your Child To The Doctor

Influenza can worsen very quickly and it is important to take your child to the doctor right in the initial stages itself. A visit to the emergency room is warranted if your child:
• Is finding it difficult to breathe and gasps for air
• Is coughing so violently that she is choking
• Complaints of severe chest pain
• Seems to be sleepy all the time and is too tired to go out and

All about Pine Pollen

Beauty

The product is not only ideal for men-it’s also ideal for women. Experts have found out that the pollen supports elastin and collagen. To take advantage of this, you should apply it externally on your skin. You can also take it internally where you get to benefit from the vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and antioxidants that it contains.

Hotbed of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals

Pine pollen is a complete protein source as it contains all of the essential amino acids and many others. Some of these amino acids include: Alanine, Arginine, Asparic acid, Histidine, Serine, Proline, Phenylalanine, Leucine, threonine and many others. It also contains plenty of vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6 B9, beta carotene, and many others. When it comes to minerals, it contains magnesium, potassium, calcium, manganese, selenium and many trace elements.

How to take pine pollen

There is plenty of information on how to take the pollen. Some people advise that you place the pollen under your tongue so that it gets absorbed directly into your system. While this method is effective, experts have reported that it puts you in great danger of developing

Detox With Food

Detox With the Right Foods

With the tips out of the way, it is time to look at a few foods that are good for detoxing. These foods are highly recommended for your food detox.

Artichokes. Artichokes are a powerful antioxidant that help to cleanse your liver and help your body digest fats better. You will experience less inflammatory responses from the fats you eat.

Watercress. This is a type of vegetable that goes great on noodles or in a salad. Watercress is not only good for you, but it can help to clean the enzymes in your liver.

Lemon. The vitamin C you get from lemons is perfect for a detox since it helps to improve your digestion and cleanse your system.

Functional and Integrative Medicine

For some time now modern medicine has sought to treat the presenting symptoms. This might mean treating a fever or a cough, for example, or addressing pain or other discomforts. Sometimes this approach is entirely appropriate, however more often this approach misses the underlying cause and the person is never completely restored to health. Think of lingering health conditions such as acid reflux, chronic fatigue, and headaches, just to name a few. Drugs are often prescribed and the patient is sent on her way, but the symptoms persist if the drugs are discontinued.

Additionally, there is very little discussion with the patient as to how their condition came about. Unfortunately, and not the fault of our doctors, there is limited time available to spend with patients and so remedies must be delivered quickly. Without more in-depth dialogue there is little chance the practitioner even has the opportunity to see below the surface of what is really going on.

From a dietetic perspective, a conventional approach to diet intervention would be something like prescribing the same diet to everyone with the same disease. Everyone with heart disease would get guidance on the exact same heart healthy diet,

Stay Gluten Free

Many people have no idea what or how this gluten actually works but it is a healthier option that one should go for Gluten free products. Even every nutritionists and experts would actually suggest you to put this thing and agree that gluten makes the dough elastic. As the world is turning fitness frenzy, it is meaningful to go with the current trendy fed and check out for reasons that help people produce weight loss as they go gluten-free. Few of the reasons are listed under:

– Gluten free makes the people go on a strict special diet.
– They avoid taking high calorie junk food.
– They even avoid eating cereal, biscuits, pasta, bread which is the staple gluten product.
– Prefer the gluten free low calorie food like fresh vegetables and fruits that are easily available and also been inexpensive.
– For people either or not suffering from Celiac disease, reducing the amount of gluten in diet improves the general digestive health.
– Many advocates claim that it helps to improve their mood that is perfecting their lifestyle and assisting to them to focus and concentration span as they suffer less from headaches and therapeutic

Random Drug Testing

Enhance Workplace Safety
When you take advantage of random drug testing, you have the ability to enhance safety at the workplace. Various drugs have various side effects, and can be extremely dangerous. People may not have the fastest reflexes, which can be a problem if they are out on the road or operating heavy equipment. They may experience blurred vision, hot sweats, hallucinations, and much more.

Even with some of the more recreational drugs that are out there, it can result in reduced productivity. This can also cause accidents because people are not going to be paying close attention to what they are doing.

When safety issue start to rise, you are going to have more injuries. This is going to start costing you money, and the cost of your workers compensation is likely going to increase dramatically as well.

Improve Morale
Employee morale is not something you ever want to see drop. When morale drops, can be difficult to get it back up. It affects your entire culture, and impacts the decision as to whether employees want to continue working for you or not. Random drug testing can be a great way to boost morale, especially

Health and Fulfillment

  • Remove gluten from your diet. There are five primary reasons why gluten is dangerous. One: Celiac disease is on the rise and most people are undiagnosed. Two: Gluten sensitivity is common and can ave serious effects. Three: Gluten can cause brain disorders including depression, schizophrenia, and autism. Four: Gluten can be addictive and can lead to other addictions. Gluten can cause problems with the cerebellum, with speech, and with brain ataxia, resulting in mental decline.
  • Incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Some of the benefits of exercise include: weight control, reduction of heart disease and high blood pressure, elevated mood and energy levels, increased libido, and having fun
  • Take up the practice of tai chi. Benefits of tai chi include increased balance, strength, and aerobic capacity. relief from fibromyalgia, and stress reduction.
  • Do balance exercises daily. Balance can become an issue especially as we age. Doing a daily ten to fifteen minute balance routine can pay off in terms of reducing the chance of falling and fracturing a hip.
  • Do some aerobic exercises daily.
  • Make your diet mostly alkaline.
  • Maintain a cheerful attitude.
  • Be tested for allergies and remove all allergens from your home and from your diet.
  • Eliminate all dairy.