Thursday, July 7, 2011

Step Lower Cholesterol

You can lower cholesterol without drugs by following some basic steps that will not only change your cholesterol readings, but also improve your health today and in the future. So often we use a prescription drug and hope it will magically cure whatever ails us. The problem is both the short term and long-term side effects.

Even more dangerous than the side effects of prescription drugs to lower cholesterol is not getting cholesterol under control. Over time, high cholesterol can lead to numerous conditions of the heart and arteries, not the least of which are atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), stroke or heart attack.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Health Care Reform

Health care reform As you grow older, housing may pose more and more of a concern, especially if your health is failing. If you are worried that you may not be able to take care of your basic needs as you age, such as cleaning, cooking, bathing and maintenance, then looking at your long term health care options is an important choice. Let’s start right away with your options. 

In-Home Care 
In-home health care is the best option for people who have a higher level of fitness, and want to remain as independent as possible throughout their later years. 

Continuing Care 
An intermediary between nursing homes and independent living, continuing care, or retirement communities, offer a wide variety of health benefits and services to their inhabitants. 

Monday, November 15, 2010


There have been many studies that emphasize the importance of sleep for health. But new research suggests, children who sleep less than eight hours a day at increased risk for blood sugar or Pre-diabetes condition.

This was said by Dr. Zhijie Yu of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai. He said the lack of sleep will affect blood sugar, excluding other factors such as age, gender, diet, physical activity, weight, and illness.

In his research, Yu and his team studied the link between sleep duration and blood sugar levels in 619 obese children and 617 non-obese children aged 3-6 years and to own no blood sugar problems.

From interviews with parents in mind differences in sleep time between obese and non obese children. Children with ideal weight average sleep eight hours or more.

Meanwhile, high blood sugar levels (135 mg/dl) was found in children who sleep less, both in obese and non obese children. For comparison, 110 mg/dl was categorized into Pre-diabetic and 126 mg/dl as diabetes.

According to Yu, as well as in adults, in children also found benefits of adequate sleep in stabilizing blood sugar levels. The results of this research published in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sunlight and Cancer

All life on the planet and everything in nature is dependent on the sun. Without the sun, there would be no life on the planet. All life is dependent on the sun. Plants convert the sunlight into energy, and all animals need plant life or other animals in order to live. All life in nature is dependent on the sun. We as humans are part of nature. We need sunlight just like everyone else.

Sunlight is essential for your life and health. This often brings up the concern of skin cancer. People are told the sun causes skin cancer and they should wear sunblock to prevent skin cancer. This is a big fat theory of the medical symptom and disease care profession.

Skin cancer is on the rise because people are supposedly spending more time in the sun, and this is the supposed "proof" that skin cancer is caused by the sun. Did the experts happen to notice that most cancer is on the rise? Does the sun cause these cancers as well?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Stop Smoking

No matter what the reason was when a person began to smoke, the health risks proven to be caused by smoking has many smokers doing whatever they can to stop smoking.

In order to stop smoking, a person needs to stop using all types of smoking tobacco products, which isn’t as easy as it sounds. Smoking tobacco contains a substance called nicotine, which is an alkaloid poison that occurs in tobacco. Nicotine is highly addictive, which is the reason why most people are not able to stop smoking.

There are a number of approaches a person can use when they are ready to stop smoking including the help of doctors and medicine. Most people have probably seen advertisements for a variety of products geared toward helping people to stop smoking. It is universally agreed upon that smoking is not safe or healthy for the smoker and those around that person and smokers who value their health and the health of their loved ones should stop smoking.