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Could Sugar Be Causing Your Dry Skin Dilemma?

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Posted on : 16-04-2015 | By : Nani | In : Eek!, Nutrition, Skincare

I’m sure you have experienced the frustration and difficulty that is caused by dry, flaky skin. Several factors contribute to this aggravating condition but there are many things you can do to alleviate the symptoms and achieve beautiful, healthy, radiant looking skin.

Your skin can be affected by everything from genetics, to climate or to the hardness or softness of your water. One thing that is seldom considered however is the food and beverages you consume on an average day.

According to an article at Here’s What Too Much Sugar Does to Your Skin a new study shows that your favorite sweets could be the culprit for the reduction of both the collagen and elastin in your skin. This in turn causes the skin to dry out to a point that it becomes brittle and damaged.

So how do you enjoy your favorite treats and still keep you skin looking soft and vibrant? Well, like Jaime Garcia Dias always says “all things in moderation”. It’s not the occasional binge that will send you skin into crisis but rather an ongoing pattern of overindulgence with your favorite sugary comfort foods. Enjoy that cupcake from your favorite bakery but don’t do it every day.

You might also consider supplementing your diet with a B vitamin complex since they are known to have protective and preserving properties for you skin.

All in all drinking lots of water, eating properly and limiting excessive sugar intake should have you on the road toward a more healthy and glowing complexion.

Not So Good Supplements Being Removed From Retailer Shelves

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Posted on : 13-04-2015 | By : Nani | In : Doctors, Eek!, HEalth, Nutrition

Like we don’t already have enough to stress out about. We now have to be concerned about our dietary supplements we take each day to help us promote good health. Specifically about some of the dangerous chemicals in some of those supplements.

One content found in some supplements is the chemical BMPEA. BMPEA is derived from the acacia rigidula plant and was first synthesized back in the 1930s to replace the drug amphetamine. As most of us know amphetamine is a stimulant and can cause radical changes in body that are not so healthy. If you want to take your refrigerator apart and put it back together in one night, amphetamine will help you accomplish that feat.

Joking aside, BMPEA has been known to cause strokes and a variety of cardiovascular complications. There have been numerous reports throughout the country in which BMPEA has caused strokes and even death in some people who have taken supplements containing this chemical. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/04/09/retailers-to-stop-sales-of-controversialsupplements/module=BlogPostTitle&version=Blog%20Main&contentCollection=Alternative%20Medicine&action=Click&pgtype=Blogs&region=Body.  According to a colleague of mine, Dan Newlin, the reports aren’t meant to scare us but rather to educate us.

The best advice is this. Whenever you purchase any type of dietary supplement be sure to read the back of the container, where the ingredients of the contents must be listed by law. If you see the chemical BMPEA in the list then think twice before buying that product. More importantly consult your physician first before consuming any supplements containing anything you’re not sure about.

Short Height a Health Risk

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Posted on : 10-04-2015 | By : Nani | In : Heart Health, Longevity

When someone is short in height they often complain about the fact that they can’t reach the things that they want to reach. Some people at Anastasia Date (askmen.com) agree that when someone is short in height they often feel as if they stand out and that they are not as good as the people around them. What those who are short in height might not have known before is something that new research has come out with, and this is not good news for those individuals.

It seems that shorter height in individuals just might be associated with a greater risk of coronary heart disease. Those who are short might not be facing just the disadvantage of not being able to reach things but they might also be dealing with a greater risk of health problems. This is not good news for those who are already unhappy with their height. This news is a bit depressing for those who have a shorter stature than some.

Asked to Leave Because of Cancer

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Posted on : 09-04-2015 | By : Nani | In : Cancer, Discrimination

The world is becoming a place where people can’t even fly on a plane. A woman in Alaska was forced to get off a plane by a flight attendant because she had cancer. Evidently, she needed a note from the doctor to fly on the plane. This makes no sense as cancer isn’t something that is spread by direct contact. The woman can’t help that she has cancer. Sam Tabar (bloomberg.com) has learned that, fortunately, the airline has made an apology, but there is still no excuse for the woman being asked to leave. Not only did the woman need to get off the plane, but her family had to leave as well. This airline is one that seems to have no compassion for those who are simply trying to get from one location to another. If she had a communicable disease, then it might be a different story, but she had cancer, something that many other people in the country suffer from each day.

Synthetic Estrogen Found in American Snacks

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Posted on : 09-04-2015 | By : Nani | In : FDA Health, HEalth

The Environmental Working Group announced on Wednesday, April 8, that it discovered approximately 50 snacks sold in grocery stores in the United States contain an endocrine system disruptor known as propyl paraben — a preservative that has been banned in Europe because it can interfere with hormone signals.

The list of brands that feature foods containing propyl paraben includes Arizona Snack Company, Sara Lee, Cafe Valley, Premium Orchard and Weight Watchers. Men, woman and children who eat snacks containing the preservative are at a higher risk of getting certain types of cancer and experiencing other serious health issues. That is why Marc Sparks are trying to stay away. The preservative can cause weight loss or gain depending on how someone’s body reacts to the hormonal changes. Worse yet, propyl paraben has been linked to reproductive issues and developmental problems.

Doctors and nutritionists, along with the Environmental Working Group, recommend to shoppers that they always check the labels on the foods they eat. If a person can’t pronounce the name of an ingredient or does not understand how or why the ingredient is used, then he or she should pass on the food as it likely contains something that can harm human health.

The Environmental Working Group offer research study articles, blog posts and an online database about this and other related topics. The database features the names of common pre-packaged food ingredients, outlines the purpose of the ingredients and any associated health risks.

Does the FDA Really Tell What it Knows about Risky Diet Supplements?

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Posted on : 08-04-2015 | By : Nani | In : FDA Health

Consumers love to purchase diet supplements. Why would they not? In addition to traditional supplements intended to help address vitamin deficiencies, there are supplements that claim to help burn fat, build muscle, and even improve mood. Are there risks associated with taking supplements? Reports indicate the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not telling the public everything about potential troubles with vitamin supplements.

While the purpose of the FDA is to act as a regulatory agency, dangerous chemicals have found their way into products. Sometimes, no one realizes the products are potentially dangerous. Flavio Maluf says once dangers are revealed, however, action should be taken. This is not always the case. Consider this a major reason why consumers should perform their own research into any dietary supplement prior to purchasing and using.

Unfortunately, human nature is such that people will still use products even with clear risks. People looking for diet shortcuts might not worry about adverse side effects as much as they worry about packing on a little more muscle or becoming a bit slimmer. Even with an increase in regulatory oversight, there is always going to be a small margin of consumers who end up taking a product best avoided.

Woman Wheelchair Bound After Using Friends Makeup Brush

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Posted on : 07-04-2015 | By : Nani | In : Eek!

A mother in Warwick, Australia has been bound to a wheelchair after using her friend’s makeup brush to cover a blemish on her face. Jo Gilchrist, the 27 year old woman who was infected with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (more commonly known as MRSA) has been bound to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. The life-threatening bacteria was found on a makeup brush used by one of her friends has cost Gilchrist her ability to walk and lose control over her bowl and bladder.

According to Gilchrist, she had a slight ache in her back however figured it was due to bad posture. The pain continued to get worse; so bad in fact she was unable to do anything. Gilchrist was airlifted from her home to the hospital. As soon as she arrived to the hospital, she immediately underwent emergency surgery as the staph bacteria from her friend’s makeup brush was attacking her spine.

Doctors are working with Gilchrist to fully eliminate the staph infection however it proves to be difficult since the bacteria is resistant to most antibiotics. Gilchrist is working hard to fight the infection and is learning how to walk again. She has a two year old son that she needs to care for, so it’s important for her to relearn many of her day to day to functions.

Note to self: be sure to clean out your makeup brushes and when in a pinch, don’t ever use your friends.

Man Finally Wakes Up From Coma Because His Wife Wouldn’t Give Up On Him

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Posted on : 07-04-2015 | By : Nani | In : Doctors, People in Comas

A man who fell into a coma and nearly died in a motorcycle accident has finally woken up, and is still around because his wife wouldn’t let doctors take him off life support. Matt Davis was in a vehicle accident in 2010 that left him in a coma and his wife told the doctors that she was not ready yet to let him go. Jaime Garcia has learned that eventually he woke up and they knew that he was going to be okay when he asked for his favorite meal from the Cheddar’s Restaurant, specifically a buffalo chicken wrap.

Danielle Davis had only been married to Matt for seven months before the accident happened, according to an article found on reddit and written by Yahoo! Home. And when he woke up he also didn’t remember his wife or even dating her, so they have had to spend a lot of time recently getting to know each other again. It’s hard to believe that it could be easy for the two of them to reconnect and move on with Matt getting his life back, but they seem to be doing a fairly good job of it so far. Matt has also been to several sessions of therapy which is helping him recover much faster and learning how to walk again. That is pretty good for a man that only had a 10% chance of waking up from his coma in the hospital.

Eat More Nuts for Better Health

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Posted on : 04-04-2015 | By : Nani | In : Discovery, Exercise, Facts, HEalth

Recent studies have shown that eating nuts has strong health benefits. In fact, the results indicated that the more nuts that were consumed, the better the overall health.

The studies were performed with more than 118,000 participants, which consisted of female nurses and male health professionals. The end results revealed that the more nuts that were eaten the less likely they were to die. It was especially true of death from cancer or heart disease.

Another study conducted in Spain used participants who were accustomed to eat according to the Mediterranean diet. It was talked about on Latin Lawyer by a lot of people trying to get healhier. The results showed that even when they ate more nuts that they also benefited from the additional nutrients in the nuts according to Ricardo Tosto.

While the thought of eating nuts is going to bother some people because of their high levels of fat, studies reveal that nuts are not fattening. Even when considering various ethnic groups, the studies demonstrated that those who ate nuts, even children, actually weighed on average less than those who did not eat them. It was also found that eating a reasonable amount of nuts can even help with weight loss and keep the extra pounds off.

One of the reasons believed to be behind the weight loss is that nuts help to control your hunger. A study showed that eating peanuts or peanut butter will help to reduce blood sugar, and it reduces the hunger for the next 8 to 12 hours.

What You Need to Know About Endometriosis Surgery

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Posted on : 02-04-2015 | By : Nani | In : Discovery, Doctors, Facts

Endometriosis occurs when tissue that normally grows in the uterus grows elsewhere in the body. The growths can attach to the fallopian tubes, ovaries, the outside of the uterus, or other internal organs. The tissue may break down during the menstrual cycle, and painful adhesions may develop, or scar tissue. Untreated, it may also lead to internal bleeding, inflammation, and bowel or urinary disorders.

As many as 5.5 million women will experience endometriosis and have pain associated with it. The symptoms that are most likely to occur are pelvic pain and infertility. The most pain will be felt around the time of menstruation or during or after sex. The pain can be disabling, but some women with it will have very mild symptoms, or no symptoms at all.

Treatment for endometriosis will usually start with hormonal therapy. If that does not work, or if it does not work well, surgery will be recommended. Surgery for endometriosis will often be performed through laparoscopic surgery, which leaves little scaring and enables a faster recovery period.

While each woman’s case will be a little different, many find that their pain, or some of it, disappears right away. In fact, some women will wake up after the surgery and immediately notice that much of their pain is gone.

Laparoscopic surgery is used to detect and remove mild to moderate cases of endometriosis. Endometriosis can really only be detected after the instrument is inserted after a small incision is made. Before inserting the light, the doctor will inflate the abdomen with a gas. The light on it will enable the doctor to see and locate where the endometriosis is occurring. The surgeon will then proceed to cut out or destroy the lesions. This will be done using heat or a laser.

Endometriosis surgery will remove those places where it is detected, but it is possible that some may be missed. If the surgery is performed hastily or by an inexperienced surgeon, some of the endometriosis will be overlooked. This may result in another surgery being needed later on. Most patients recover after about a week.

During the surgery, scar tissue will be removed, particularly in areas where pain is being caused from the growths. Cysts will also be removed if seen to be causing infertility. A hysterectomy should not be necessary, nor should it be necessary to remove both the uterus and the ovaries, except in extreme cases where there are tumors and the patient no longer wants to have children.

In many cases, there will be a need for further surgery because the tissue can regrow, even when it is done correctly. This occurs in about 45 percent of women, and even about 15 percent of women that have a hysterectomy will also need further surgery.

When you need an expert surgeon to perform endometriosis surgery in New York City, Dr. Tamer Seckin, MD, has more than 30 years of experience. He is a board-certified gynecologist who specializes in performing minimally invasive laparoscopic endometriosis surgery. In addition, he is also the co-founder and medical director of the Endometriosis Foundation of America.