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Posted by Healthy Life Style Monday, February 14, 2011 2 comments

With heart disease being the No. 1 killer in the Philippines, it̢۪s time we start being more conscious about our heart health. Do you spend most of your time on the couch? Constantly fill up on chips and sugary sweets? Reach for a cigarette after a stressful meeting?

How to Keep Your Heart Healthy Without Drugs.

Simply by getting older, we all increase our risk of developing heart disease. It’s the No. 1 killer in the U.S., responsible for 40% of all deaths, more than all forms of cancer combined. But no matter what your age, you can cut your risk for heart disease in half with healthy lifestyle choices and good nutrition, including supplements.

The most important thing you can do as part of a strategy to keep your heart functioning optimally throughout your life is to start early. Cardiovascular disease is not a normal part of getting older. You can avoid ever having to rely on a potentially dangerous prescription drug by taking action now to protect your heart.
You’re probably well aware of the standard advice: don’t smoke or use any other tobacco products, exercise at least 30 minutes most days of the week, eat a balanced high-fiber diet and try to keep your weight in a healthy range.
To add to that good advice, here are our top suggestions for additional nutritional support from supplements.

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Rich protein, Vitamins, Minerals and necessary amino acids The milk is a full sustenance and nutrients essential for proper power children, adults and children. Everybody knows, in fact, that the milk is fine for children. What not everyone knows, while, is that the Milk also helps maintain a healthy weight. Scientific studies have in fact shown that children who mostly consume milk have weigh less compared to their peers who do not imbibe. A current Italian research, for example, by conduct ‘Institute of Nutrition of CNR has shown that children who imbibe milk are usually more lean those who do not imbibe it. Specially, the study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, explored the eating habits of approximately 1,000 school-age children, focusing primarily on milk consumption. The researchers also analyzed the body mass index of children in relationships to dietary habits and other factors such as the practice of physical activity.The analysis of data collected, it was originated that there is a relationship between the consumption of milk and body. Body weight of children who imbibe milk once a day is less than that of children who do not consume at all and the weight is even lower in children who imbibe numerous times during the day. In the ago, some other Swedish research of Sahlgrenska Academy of Goteborg appeared that children who mostly imbibe milk are leaner than approximately 4 pounds than children who do not drink.The causes of relationship between milk and body weight are yet not very clear to the researchers. Of course, you know that much depends on the Football present in milk that favors mechanisms fat on fire. According to scientists, in addition, children who imbibe milk are more likely to pursue a diet balanced, though those who do not imbibe tend to skip the initial Breakfast, To build big meals and drinking a set sugary drinks.

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What is an Allergy.

The topic of allergies has become routine in our lives, and certainly most everyone has an idea of what an allergy is. Allergies are so common a subject in fact, it seems acceptable to discuss your allergies at a cocktail party with strangers.

How do Allergies Start.

The allergic person can make allergic antibodies, or IgE, against a variety of allergens, including pollens, molds, animal danders, dust mites, foods, venoms and medications. This occurs through a process called sensitization, where a person’s immune system is exposed to enough of the allergen to make the body produce allergic antibodies to that substance.

When and Why do People Develop Allergies.

It is unknown why some people develop allergies and some don’t. Allergies seem to run in families, and in some cases family members can share allergies to specific foods or medications. It appears that the allergic response was once meant to protect the body against parasitic infections, although now seems to be an abnormal response to non-infectious triggers.

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About a year ago, Silk Soymilk ran an ad campaign featuring cows talking about the health benefits they get from drinking Silk instead of milk. Here is one example:Clever, eh? But really, how true is it? Is a product like Silk better than milk, whether that’s pasteurized/homogenized milk or raw milk? Today, let’s look at milk and compare it to all of the various other “milks” people use to replace real dairy in their diet.

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It has always been easier to define mental illnesses than to define mental health. In the United States the American Psychiatric Association has traditionally been the organization to define mental disorders (beginning as early as 1917 when it was known as The Association of Medical Superintendents of American Institutions of the Insane). More recently many have recognized that mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. Even though many of us don't suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder, it is clear that some of us are mentally healthier than others. The study of the characteristics that make up mental health has been called "positive psychology." Here are some of the ideas that have been put forward as characteristics of mental health:

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With the world's growing population, it is important to conserve water. Americans waste millions of gallons of water a day with leaking faucets and excessive toilet flushing. Saving drinking water not only helps the environment but one's pocketbook as well.

Americans drink 110 million gallons of water daily. This means an American, on average, uses 140 to 170 gallons of water every day. As populations grow, so will the need for water.

Throughout the past few years, many states have endured drought conditions. This means that there is not enough water to help farmers water crops, which means the food supply will be limited as well.

Gray water is one way to recycle drinking water or water that does not go down a drain. This water can be recycled to water plants and grass or used to clean.

EffectsIf businesses such as golf courses recycled treated wastewater by irrigating golf courses, it could save 300,000 gallons of drinking water during the summer and reduce the pollution that trails into water sources.
BenefitsRecycling and saving drinking water saves you money as well. If you fix leaky faucets or use less water, you will have a smaller water bill. You also will save money by not spending extra on bottled water.

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Deally females should get the vaccine before they become sexually active, when they may be exposed to HPV. Females who are sexually active may also benefit from the vaccine, but they may get less benefit from it. This is because they may have already gotten an HPV type targeted by the vaccine. Few sexually active young women are infected with all HPV types covered by the vaccine so they would still get protection from those types they have not yet gotten. Currently, there is no test available to tell if a girl/woman has had HPV in the past, or which types.

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1.. There Is The Classic Real Of Floss.

and you break about 30 centimeters, 12 inches off, wrap most of the floss around a finger on one hand and a smaller amount of the floss around the finger on the other hand and then move the floss up and down and in and out. If the floss gets too dirty or frayed, you just roll more floss from the finger with the most unused floss, wind the used bit onto the other finger and then floss some more. This type of flossing is a bit clumsy and bit time consuming, but worked pretty well. The piece of floss is discarded after the teeth cleaning is over.

Then there are the more modern flossing teeth cleaning tools, called floss picks, which come in two varieties:

.. The throw away is just a dental floss pick that you throw out after one flossing of the teeth.
The other variety allows you to have a nice handle like that of a toothbrush and the floss pick head sits on the end of it. When the daily flossing is over, the floss pick head is discarded and a new floss pick head reinserted.

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Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes. It is an acute illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with headache, fever, exhaustion, severe joint and muscle pain, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy), and rash. The presence (the "dengue triad") of fever, rash, and headache (and other pains) is particularly characteristic of dengue.

Dengue (pronounced DENG-gay) strikes people with low levels of immunity. Because it is caused by one of four serotypes of virus, it is possible to get dengue fever multiple times. However, an attack of dengue produces immunity for a lifetime to that particular serotype to which the patient was exposed.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a more severe form of the viral illness. Manifestations include headache, fever, rash, and evidence of hemorrhage in the body. Petechiae (small red or purple blisters under the skin), bleeding in the nose or gums, black stools, or easy bruising are all possible signs of hemorrhage. This form of dengue fever can be life-threatening or even fatal.

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It takes time for antidepressants to work. Although you may start to feel better within a couple of weeks, the full antidepressant effect may not be seen for several weeks. It is important to be patient and give the medicine a chance to work.
Once you feel better, it is important to keep taking your antidepressant for as long as your doctor tells you to. Continued use, if recommended by your doctor, can help lower your chances of becoming depressed again in the future.
Although some people only become depressed once, others—especially those who have been depressed before or have several risk factors—may need longer term treatment with medication.
If you want to stop taking your medication, do so ONLY after discussing this with your doctor.

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At its most basic, exercise is any type of physical exertion we perform in an effort to improve our health, shape our bodies and boost performance. Obviously that covers a broad range of activities and, luckily, there are plenty to go around whether you want to lose weight, get healthy or train for a sport.


I could (and will) go on and on about all the things exercise can do for you, both physically and mentally. The great thing about it is that you don't need much to get the benefits. Even just a few minutes a day can improve your health, well-being and help you:
Lose weight
Reduce stress
Relieve symptoms of depression and anxiety
Reduce your risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer
Boost your mood
Give you more energy
Help you sleep better
Increase bone density
Strengthen the heart and lungs
Improve your quality of life.

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After being bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus, the incubation period ranges from three to 15 (usually five to eight) days before the signs and symptoms of dengue appear. Dengue starts with chills, headache, pain upon moving the eyes, and low backache. Painful aching in the legs and joints occurs during the first hours of illness. The temperature rises quickly as high as 104° F (40° C), with relative low heart rate (bradycardia) and low blood pressure (hypotension). The eyes become reddened. A flushing or pale pink rash comes over the face and then disappears. The glands (lymph nodes) in the neck and groin are often swollen.

Fever and other signs of dengue last for two to four days, followed by rapid drop in temperature (defervescence) with profuse sweating. This precedes a period with normal temperature and a sense of well-being that lasts about a day. A second rapid rise in temperature follows. A characteristic rash appears along with the fever and spreads from the extremities to cover the entire body except the face. The palms and soles may be bright red and swollen.

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Posted by Healthy Life Style Sunday, February 13, 2011 1 comments

The heart is the organ that pumps blood, with its life-giving oxygen and nutrients, to all tissues of the body. If the pumping action of the heart becomes inefficient, vital organs like the brain and kidneys suffer.And if the heart stops working altogether, death occurs within minutes. Life itself is completely dependent on the efficient operation of the heart.
There are many kinds of heart disease, and they can affect the heart in several ways. But the ultimate problem with all varieties of heart disease is that, in one way or another, they can disrupt the vital pumping action of the heart.

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