Monday, August 17, 2009

September Health Blog

Natural Health News:
Optimists live longer. Speaking of living longer-a recent study shows both men and women in the US are now living longer.
  • Foods that help lower cholesterol: fatty fish, walnuts, oatmeal, and oat bran, and foods fortified with plant sterols or stanols. Green tea may also lower your bad cholesterol.
  • Gentle and regular exercise can help fibromyalgia and arthritis patients get their lives back
  • Fibromyalgia symptoms: Muscle aching all over or at specific points (neck, back, knee, shoulder); multiple tender/trigger pints (11/18 locations). Risk factors include other inflammatory diseases (lupus, Sjogren's, rheumatoid arthritis). female (80% women), ages 20-50. No known cause.
  • Vibration may help with muscle stiffness, shaking and sleep in Parkinson's patients. Charcot and later Tourette found that vibration helped many Parkinson's patients but this fact was lost as a possible treatment later. A recent study in Germany found significant positive benefits. Tremor and rigidity scores improved by 25 and 24% with whole body vibration (WBV)
  • Thunder God Vine (Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F) may help with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Mediterraean Diet plus exercise-may help keep Alzheimer's at bay.
  • Psoriasis may be treated at home with Ultraviolet lamps.

10 Things Not to Do with Swine Flu

  1. Don't expect a season flu shot to protect against swine flu.
  2. Don't expect a face mask to protect you.
  3. Don't hold or attend a swine flu party
  4. Don't forget planning
  5. Don't forget to clean with household disinfectants
  6. Don't get complacent
  7. Don't panic
  8. Don't leave home if you have flu like symptoms
  9. Don't rush to the ER. The CDC recommends a trip for any of the following- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen, Sudden dizziness, Confusion, Severe or persistent vomiting, Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough. Having a high fever for more than three days is another danger sign, according to the WHO.
  10. If you are a parent, don't forget to teach your kids swine flu protection

Risk Factors For Osteoporosis:

  1. Lactose intolerance
  2. Asthma
  3. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  4. Beast cancer
  5. Anorexia
  6. Diabetes

5 common causes of pelvic pain

  1. Uterine Fibroids
  2. Menorrhagia (vaginal bleeding)
  3. Uterine prolapse
  4. Endometriosis
  5. Chronic Pelvic pain.

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