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Walking While Cell-Phone-Talking, An Orthopedic Boon

By Sherry Brooks ecomii.com
August 20, 2013
File under: Health Concerns, Vegan

 

The convenience of cell phones, the opportunity to take or make a call anywhere is seductive, however serious sprains and breaks are leaving many users seriously injured in the name of multitasking mobility.

Accidents caused by  walking and talking on the phone are on the increase.  Orthopedic surgeons are seeing a boom in business from ankles that are broken, while walking on the street, chatting on the phone.   One patient was walking her dog while talking and not only broke her wrist after stumbling off the curb, but her hip as well.

A gifted surgeon was recently hurt so badly from a fall while talking on his phone going down a staircase, that he can no longer practice.  He broke both wrists after tripping on the stairs. …read more of Walking While Cell-Phone-Talking, An Orthopedic Boon here

 
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10 Tips for Exercising Safely in the Heat of Summer

By Debbie Friend, MSc
July 19, 2013
File under: Fitness, Health Concerns

It’s summer! Take advantage of longer days, warm weather and the myriad of summer activities available this time of year. However heat and humidity can put an extra strain on the body and lead to heat-related illness.

Follow these guidelines:

Check the heat index. This is not the actual temperature. The heat index is the combination of the air temperature and the humidity level and an indication of how it actually feels.

Exercise indoors. If the heat index is 90° or above use extreme caution and consider exercising indoors.  When the air is that hot and humid, it is important to reduce the intensity of your workout and slow your pace.

Pay attention to heat advisories. When a heat advisory is issued, it means that the air pollution and ozone levels are high. Airborne pollutants can damage the lungs, so in the event of a heat advisory, it would probably be better to exercise inside.

Use caution in dry heat.  In this environment, sweat evaporates so quickly that you may not realize how much fluid you are losing. It is very important to stay hydrated in order to avoid heat-related illnesses. Drink fluids before, during and after exercise activity. …read more of 10 Tips for Exercising Safely in the Heat of Summer here

 
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10 Ayurvedic Tips to Keep Cholesterol in Check

By Lissa Coffey ecomii.com
July 9, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Health Concerns, Healthy Eating, Natural Remedies

 

The buildup of plaque in arteries brought on by high levels of cholesterol in the blood can be a concern for many people. Sometimes, it can be confusing just where cholesterol is found in the foods they eat.

Dietary cholesterol is found in animal products. Beef, poultry, fish, eggs and all dairy products. There is no cholesterol in plant foods – not in grains, legumes, vegetables or fruit. Cholesterol is manufactured in the liver and foods like broccoli and beans do not have a liver.

Cholesterol levels in the blood rise slightly with age and women generally have a higher HDL cholesterol level than men. Cholesterol levels can also be an inherited trail and thus run in families.

Besides monitoring cholesterol levels, it’s important to follow a healthy ayurvedic diet and daily routine to enhance fat metabolism. …read more of 10 Ayurvedic Tips to Keep Cholesterol in Check here

 
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The Anti-Wrinkle Diet

By Michael Greger M.D. ecomii.com
June 27, 2013
File under: Health Concerns, Healthy Eating, Skin Care

 

The skin is the largest organ in the body, about 20 square feet and the most vulnerable organ in the body. It is exposed to both the oxidizing effects of UV radiation from the sun and the oxidizing effects of oxygen in the air and oxidant stress can take a toll.

As we age, our skin becomes thinner and more easily damaged and loses volume and elasticity.  These age-related factors are what cause the skin to sag and wrinkle. So what can we do about it?

Three things contribute to the aging of the skin, oxidative stress induced by sun-damage, inflammation and ischemia or lack of adequate blood flow.

Oxidative stress means we need antioxidants so one might predict plant foods would help (see Antioxidant Power of Plant Foods Versus Animal Foods). …read more of The Anti-Wrinkle Diet here

 
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Men’s Health – An Ayurvedic Perspective

By Lissa Coffey ecomii.com
May 30, 2013
File under: Ayurveda, Health Concerns, Natural Remedies

Prostate health can be a serious issue for men in middle age. Half of men in their sixties and up to 90 percent of men in their seventies and eighties are found to have enlarged prostates in America.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men, with about 80 percent of all cases occurring in men over sixty-five.

Even though the prostate seems to be an older man’s health issue, these imbalances begin much earlier in life. The good news is that following an appropriate diet and taking appropriate herbal supplements can help keep the prostate healthy and functioning well.  …read more of Men’s Health – An Ayurvedic Perspective here

 
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