Quit Smoking to Avoid Cancer

It was never a nice smell and when some teenage friends tempted me to try a cigarette they made me feel ‘left out’ if I didn’t go along with it. That is how peer pressure works. Before long I was hooked and buying cigarettes to smuggle past my parents while looking for excuses to go out so I could partake of the habit.

The addiction lasted until in my early 30’s when my son questioned why I smoked and said it smelt awful. He was only 4 years of age and this coming from a small child made me quit. But it wasn’t only that. An article in a monthly magazine pointed out that if one quits smoking and doesn’t develop cancer over the next 30 years or so then the chances are you won’t get it. The 30 years flew by while other things came into the picture in the meantime.

There is much about life that we don’t understand and addictions to things like smoking is one of them. Cancer and why we suffer is another. For me there was a different agenda waiting to be served.

With memory of my reincarnation and

Golf is a Healthy Activity

As any athlete can tell you, if you go out and play a hard game of anything without proper training beforehand, you are much more likely to get hurt. Smart golfers often start training before their golf season begins. They use a series of golf conditioning exercises that focuses on strengthening the muscles used in the pursuit of playing golf: the center or core of the body, arms, shoulders and legs. They also perform exercises that are used to improve the player’s coordination, balance and flexibility, all of which are crucial components for any golf player’s game.

It is important to remember that for golf conditioning to be most useful, you should start the exercise routine a month or two before you plan to start your golf season. Many people find that they are stronger on one side of their body, and a bit weaker on the other. These imbalances can affect your game, but they also can be corrected with proper golf conditioning exercises. Stretches are also included to help improve your range of motion. Think about the contortions your body goes through when you reach all the way down to place a ball on a

Healthy Habits for All of the Chakras

  • Be present with each moment. This helps your subtle energies to flow evenly rather than get bogged down in the lower chakras or caught up in the head.
  • Spend time in nature. This especially helps to balance the Root Chakra and Crown Chakra.
  • Get adequate sleep. Poor sleep will cause your energy to run sluggishly and it is more likely to manifest as illness.
  • Engage in exercise that increases heart rate and breathing. This burns off excess energy that may be present in any of the chakras and really gets those subtle energies moving!
  • Breathe deeply. Especially good for the Heart Chakra, but also helps the energy to circulate.
  • Give yourself a massage. Try starting at the head and moving down the body if you are often consumed by your thoughts.
  • Tone the chakras with your voice. Vocal toning is good for both overloaded or diminished chakras. It will shake off the excess energy of the overloaded and strengthen the diminished.
  • Surround yourself with a rainbow of colors. If you are looking at the same few colors most of the time, bring some more in. An easy way to do this is experiencing all types of flowers, either in a garden or a

Healthy Bones Need Vitamin D

Many of us associate a good dose of sunshine with the best way to replenish supplies of vitamin D. When our skin is exposed to sun, we absorb ultraviolet B rays that the body uses to convert cholesterol into vitamin D. All you need is about ten minutes of direct, midday sun exposure when the sun is high to get a good healthy dose of vitamin D. Excessive cloudiness, long cold wintry days and concerns about excessive skin exposure to ultraviolet rays means we need to make sure we find adequate supplies of vitamin D in our diet. In addition, vitamin D is fat-soluble so it is important to make sure your diet includes essential fatty acids like Omega-3, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil and butter.

The best natural food sources for vitamin D are the fatty fishes including, salmon, shrimp, tuna, sardines and swordfish. The next good sources are dairy products including milk, cheese, yoghurt and eggs. Some fortified products, specifically juices and breakfast cereals, are boosted with vitamin D. The benefit of this may be more than offset by the amount of sugar or wheat gluten included in those products. Please read the label

Good and Bad Side of Juicing

If we have a family history of diabetes, juicing may not be a good option. Juicing only fruits produces a beverage high in calories as there is more sugar in it, mainly fructose. Our blood sugar will also increase if we drink fruit extracted juices.

When we combine fruits and vegetables, we lessen the sugar concentration, but it is not just about the sugar. It is also about the balance of the other minerals in the juice. If we choose the wrong fruits or veggies, there is a tendency our bodies would react to a certain excess of a mineral. Minerals mostly found in fruits include potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. Potassium and calcium contribute to heart health.

Someone with a heart problem should consult a physician before he can take a juice-only diet. Although this diet may be rich in iron and calcium, it can’t supply the nutritional quantity the body needs, especially the needs of the blood, muscles, and bones. Apart from carbohydrates, we need the other two macronutrients as well: protein and fats.

There is another type of carbohydrate, but it is indigestible. Fiber maintains normal blood sugar and helps reduce

Lead a Healthy Lifestyle

Eating Habits

The foods we eat have a significant impact on our physical and mental health. Fast food and junk food not only increase our risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses, but they lack the basic vitamins and nutrients our minds and bodies need. Ideally, you want to avoid food that is high in fat, especially trans- and saturated-fats as these foods have a detrimental effect on cholesterol levels and overall heart health. Similarly, foods such as soft drinks, candy, and juice that are high in sugar should also be limited in our diet. Instead, try to eat a balance of low-fat proteins, fruits, vegetables, and grains. At the supermarket, buy whole foods rather than processed foods, and choose fresh foods rather than pre-packaged or canned foods whenever possible.

Some simple tips for improving your eating habits include

  • Adding fruit to your diet in cereals, salads, or as a snack.
  • Eating more vegetables with meals.
  • Choosing low-fat options for salad dressing.
  • Keeping a food diary so you can more accurately assess what you eat.

Stay Active

An active life is generally a healthy life. We all know how important regular physical activity

About Viable Medical Career Options

The training and courses involved to become a certified, practicing phlebotomist is not very difficult, but you do need to have your high school diploma, GED, or something equal in order to be accepted into the necessary programs. Once you have your high school education out of the way, you can then enter the one year programs (usually) at your local college or two year school. In some instances, students can actually complete the training program in a hybrid setting where the book portion of the course is completed online while the remaining 100 hours of hands on training is completed at a certified training facility.

When you’re weighing your options for different schools and such where you can obtain your certification, you’ll obviously want to compare costs, accessibility, reputation, etc., but one of the most important things you should first check, is that the school or facility administering the program is certified and approved by all of the necessary agencies which govern these types of programs. If you do not look into this, and clarify before enrolling, you could potentially waste a lot of time and money on something that isn’t going to get you hired

Concierge Medicine

A mass-market variant of Concierge Medicine, distinguished by its low prices, Direct Primary Care (DPC) is also quite popular by many Gen Xers and the Boomer population. Due to much smaller patient panels than traditional primary care and insurance-based medical practices, DPC doctors say they spend more time with patients discussing treatments, procedures, prescription use and other healthcare options.

Similar to its older familial medical model, Concierge Medicine, Direct-Pay doctors frequently promote the fact that they can provide “unhurried appointments” and same-day access to a physician. Most Direct-Pay medical clinics and doctors with price points under $100 per person per month are slowly gaining traction in the highly competitive healthcare marketplace in the U.S. Direct-Pay Medicine’s strength has not been in the number of physicians signing up to change their business model but in the low monthly fee they charge their patients.

Initially, Concierge Medicine and Direct-Pay doctors were mostly operating in primary care and family practice. The latest data reported by the concierge medicine industry trade journal reports that there are an estimated 12,000 Concierge Medicine and Direct-Pay practices nationwide. While these figures differ somewhat from analysis touted in the media and quoted by other

Improve Your Digestive System

Add A Probiotic.

Perhaps the single best thing you can do to help improve your digestive system is to add a probiotic to the picture. Probiotics are great for helping to not only enhance the digestive process but also strengthen your immune system.

Most people are not getting sufficient levels of probiotics in their eating plan, so adding one is a super fire way to change that.

Sip Warm Water.

You might also consider sipping a glass of warm water during your meal. Sipping water while eating can help your digestive system relax a little and will also assist with the breakdown of the food you eat.

Don’t drink too much water though: too much may make digestion difficult, and this could leave you feeling bloated.

Stress Less.

Stress is one of the worst things you could do if you hope to keep your digestive system feeling its best. When you are stressed, the sympathetic nervous system is ruling over your body. When your body is trying to digest food, the parasympathetic system is the one that needs to be in control.

Both systems cannot be working at the

Swimming Over Running

Resistance Effect

A great natural advantage to swimming is the resistance effect. Water is 1000 times more dense than air, so when you swim, it’s like weight training without the dumbbells. The water itself is your weight training.

You get a full body workout when you swim that puts little stress on your joints. You engage the muscles of the upper and lower body. This includes the legs, core, the upper and lower back, the arms, shoulders and chest.

Just like weight training, swimming engages and tones muscle due to the resistance. Although running is a great cardio workout, it does little to enhance a dynamic muscular body.

Burns the Calories

A moderate-intensity workout classifies keeping your heart-rate at 50-70 % of maximum heart rate.

A rigorous workout runs at 70-85 % max heart-rate. After an intensive 30 minute breaststroke swim, you can burn up to 300 calories. This can vary according to your weight. The heavier you are, the more calories you burn. By burning 500 calories more than you eat every day, you can lose a pound of fat a week. Okay, this does not sound much. But think long-term.

Healthy Pleasures of Prostate Milking

The activity of prostate milking is not just pleasurable, but extremely healthy too. It is something which can be enjoyed as part of any lover’s intimate life, and something that can be learned quite easily, although there is a little skill to it. It involves stimulating the prostate with either the finger, or a specially designed massage tool with the intention of giving both relaxation and pleasure to those involved.

The prostate gland is like the female G-spot for the man, and an important part of the sexual system which can be found just below the bladder where it is sheathed within the musculature (an arrangement of muscles in an organ) of the pelvic floor. These are the same muscles which contract while experiencing both an orgasm or ejaculation.

The prostate gland consists of tiny ducts called acini which can be found within the gland itself, and which produce the prostatic fluid that mixes with both the sperm and the seminal vesicle fluid (fluid that stops the sperm sticking together). The mixture produces the male ejaculate which is so important for the function of sexual pleasure for the part of the man.

With regular ejaculations,

Heal a Meniscus Tear

What Are The Treatment Options For A Meniscus Tear?:

The degree of aggressiveness when approaching the treatment options is based on the extensiveness of the meniscal tear. Meniscal tears are classified based on the anatomical region of the meniscus that is affected and how deep into the tissue the tear occurs. Medial meniscal tears occur on the inside of the knee. Lateral meniscal tears occur on the outside of the knee. Horizontal tears occur in the front part of the knee and run parallel with the tibial plateau (knee end of the tibia). Radial tears occur at center of the “C” shaped structure and go across the middle dividing the meniscus. Oblique or meniscal flap tears can occur at any part of the meniscus but are most likely to be found in the ends of the “C” shaped structure. Complex or degenerative tears include more than one tear and are usually gradual over time as opposed to a specific event causing an acute tear. The degree as to the extent of the tear is classified by partial thickness (does not tear completely through the structure) and full thickness tears (completely tears through the entire thickness of the

Benefits of Berries

For the most part, I chose these berries because they were easily commercially available. Plus, they prove reasonably easy to find, and offer very high antioxidants for immune support. Each helps individual health quickly, and are found relatively easily, regardless of where one lives.

If I lived in Alabama, I could still find goji berries at Whole Foods to aid in immune system building and strengthening.

I tried to include two different categories of recipes: “no-brainer” and “slightly exotic.” The first category-if you want to call it that-features recipes that are incredibly easy to create and very comfortable, with familiar ingredients and familiar cooking skills. The more exotic recipes are still quite cinchy to prepare, but I included them because I wanted to push readers a little bit, to broaden their palates.

However, this latter group still had to be healthy and relatively easy to make. Not fiddly, not requiring 40 ingredients and 17 steps. They are easy, fun, and just-recognizable-enough. I added soups, condiments, catsup, salsa, savory foods, fish, poultry, and grains.

Trust me-it’s all easy. Anything that is a tad exotic is “safe.” What I mean by that is I gently walk


Beta-carotene, the main content of carrots, is maily responsible for improving your vision. The vitamin A forms a purple pigment called rhodopsin the eye needs to see in dim light. Hence, if we dont get adequate vitamin A, it can lead to night blindedness.

Beta-carotene also acts as an anti-oxidant which prevents free radicals responsible for cancer and heart attacks. A study at Texas and Chicago states that men with higher content of Beta-carotene are 37% less prone to heart related diseases. Carrot has one more anti-oxidant called alpha-carotene which reduces the risk of lung cancer.

Tip: Cut off the leafy tops of the carrot before storing them. The leafy tops suck the vitamins from the main body robbing its nutritions. You can make best use of carrots by adding it to your favourite juices.

Wow, see the magic of carrot which is so easily available and cheap too. So start having atleast 50 gm of Carrot daily to fill in the required amount.

Delicious Ways To Serve Greek Yogurt

Prepare Protein Bark.

Protein bark can be an excellent way to cool down after a hot summer’s day. To make protein bark, simply mix together…

  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt,
  • ¼ cup protein powder,
  • ¼ cup peanut butter,
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened coconut or almond milk, along with
  • a pinch of powdered Stevia.

Blend this all together and then pour into a container lined with wax paper. Freeze for about five hours and then slice and serve.

Add Greek Yogurt To A Smoothie.

Don’t forget you can also add this type of yogurt to a smoothie: this is a great alternative to conventional protein powder, or it can be used in addition to the protein powder.

The yogurt will also make the smoothie thicker while giving you the vital nutrients your body needs.

Try It On A Sandwich.

You have probably used mayonnaise a time or two before when preparing lunch, but unfortunately, mayonnaise is exceptionally high in unhealthy fats. While you can get the low-fat variety, you are still not getting top quality nutrition from this condiment.

The solution? Try Greek yogurt instead. This yogurt mixture is thick enough that

Running For Overweight People

Believe in yourself

Running is not an easy task for overweight people because they are being out of shape. Nevertheless, believing in yourself can produce miracles. Your beliefs are like the set of rules that dictate your mind. Therefore, if you strongly believe that you can become a slim, healthy runner, then chances are that you will be able to reach that goal.

You can use visualization to develop your self confidence, motivation and performance throughout your running program.

Build up slowly

You should not try to do too much running too soon. This is a big mistake and can lead to a lot of injury and health problems. If you are running too much during your first days of training, then you will be burned out and disappointed. You should be able to accept the fact that you might not be able to run at all at first due to your overweight and out of shape condition.

You should start slowly and develop on the intensity as time goes by. For example, you might only need to walk for 25 minutes three times a week in your first month and then you

Personal Healthy Diet Plan

Dietary Guidelines

The US Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Human Services announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The Dietary Guidelines is published jointly every 5 years by the Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The Guidelines provide advice for all Americans two years and older about how to make healthy dietary choices. They are designed to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, overweight and obesity through improved nutrition and physical exercise.

The 7th edition of Dietary Guidelines for Americans places stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity and/or exercise, because more than one-third of children and more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. This edition, like previous ones, also serves as the basis for Federal food and nutrition education programs.

Structure of Food Guides

Most countries have developed some sort of food nutrition guide, for its people, establishing a healthy diet and nutrition plan to keep the nation healthy. The guide usually consists of four to six food groups, detailing the daily serving servings for each group, and other

Antioxidants and Health

As cells function normally in the body, they produce damaged molecules called free radicals. These free radicals steal parts from other molecules such as fat, protein, or DNA, thereby spreading the damage.

This damage continues in a chain reaction, and entire cells soon become damaged and die. This process is useful because it helps the body destroy cells that have outlived their usefulness and kills germs and parasites. However, this damage, when left unchecked, also destroys or damages healthy cells.

Antioxidants help prevent widespread cellular destruction by willingly donating their parts to stabilize free radicals. More importantly, antioxidants return to the surface of the cell to stabilize rather than damage other cellular components.

When there are not enough antioxidants to hold cell destruction in check, free radicals begin damaging healthy cells which, in turn, can lead to problems. For example, free radical damage to immune cells can lead to an increased risk of infections.

Your body needs to be able to repair this damage that occurs and protect itself from the free radicals before they impact your overall health. This is where antioxidants come to the rescue, because they significantly delay, inhibit, or prevent

Maintain A Healthy Heart

Eat Lots of Fruits, Vegetables and Whole Grains

While eating meat might not be the worst thing you can do for your cardiovascular system, nutritionists and dieticians recommend that you consider meat a “treat”. Doctors and nutritionists have investigated how to maintain a healthy heart. They have discovered that people who eat mostly fruits, vegetables and whole grains have a much healthier cardiovascular system than those who live off of meat and potatoes.

Former President Bill Clinton was a big fan of McDonald’s until he started suffering from chest pains and had to undergo surgery to open up his coronary arteries. Now, he swears by his vegan diet, although he does admit to eating fish occasionally and having a bite of turkey on Thanksgiving.

The diet he follows was recommended by his cardiologist to reduce his risk of further arterial blockages, cardiovascular disease and heart attack. Clinton was an avid jogger for a good part of his life. So, exercise is not everything. Diet plays a major role.

Watch Out for Salt

Limiting salt is an important part of how to maintain a healthy heart. While sodium is an essential dietary element, most

American Health Care Trends

Since 1990, the obesity rate in adults (defined as BMI over 30) has increased from 12% to 29.6%. During the same time diabetes increased from 4.4% to 10% of all adults. Not old adults, all adults. The CDC predicts that by 2050, thirty percent of adults will have diabetes. As a result, obesity is now the leading cause of heart attacks. Physical inactivity is a major reason. Only 21% of adults get the US Department of Health and Human Services recommended 150 minutes of exercise weekly. My observation is that most get no exercise. Many employers now offer wellness programs that give financial rewards for healthy behaviors. This could be a big step in the right direction. Of course, punitive actions denying health insurance to the morbidly obese or uncontrolled diabetics could also be coming, especially if the federal government leaves the health insurance business to private companies.

The AMA reports that primary care doctors are closing their practices and either retiring early or moving to non-clinical areas like insurance, quality management, the pharmaceutical industry or even medical informatics. Since the demand for health services will increase dramatically, an increasing percentage of primary care will be provided