The significance of omega 3 fatty acids has never been highlighted as it is now. With the rise in the number of people suffering from heart diseases, these important fats are taking centerstage.
Fish is a well known source of omega 3. It's healthy and does not cost much.
It was in 2004 when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that conventional foods containing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Major sources are salmon, lake trout and herring.
Earlier in 2000, FDA made a similar claim for dietary supplements containing EPA and DHA omega 3 fatty acids and their link to lower CHD risk. It recommended, however, that consumers not exceed more than a total of 3 grams per day of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids, with no more than 2 grams per day from a dietary supplement.
Most health industry professionals agree that too much panic has been spread about Ebola, and not enough useful information. In a nutshell: you're in danger of getting Ebola only if you come into contact with the bodily fluids of someone with the disease.
Now that we've cleared that up, here's another interesting fact about Ebola: it kills mostly women. BuzzFeed recently reported
that "75% of Ebola deaths are women. That's because they are the nation's caregivers."
This shouldn't come as a surprise, with women traditionally the more nurturing of the sexes- still, 75% is such a large number. What the article surmises- and which makes more sense- is that women often ignore the risks and pay less attention to their symptoms than men.
Women's issues are at the forefront of the news these days; from a backlash against feminism to the misogyny of ...
Stress is all around us, a normal part of our daily lives. There isn't much we can do about external factors that bring about stress, but there is a lot we can do to manage stress levels in a healthy way
. This is important because stress, while emotional and mental in most respects, can have adverse effects on our physical health
Even more crucial is the fact that stress affects your heart. There is even a theory that suggests that stress may cause heart attacks
. While further studies are needed to confirm this, there are also other studies that show an increase in the risk for heart disease due to different kinds of stress
- work-related stress, financial stress, caregiver stress, and disaster-related stress.
The last thing you want on vacation is a terrible bout with seasickness or outright flu. Staying healthy on vacation takes conscious thought about your every move. New places offer exciting retreats, but also germs you aren't accustomed to fighting. Infections quickly occur if you aren't careful about hygiene and food intake. Some simple steps help you feel great while exploring a city.
If you would like to go attend medical school, but may not have met the requirements for admission to a medical school in the United States, you still have excellent options outside the country that are fully accredited by standards in the U.S. There are several medical schools, especially in the Caribbean, that offer top facilities, excellent professors and give you the skills you need to pass United States Medical Licensure Examinations (USMLE).
Originating in China, acupuncture aims to improve the overall wellbeing and health of a person. Traditional Chinese medicine renders the belief that the mind and body should be in perfect balance.
What is it?
Acupuncture uses very fine, thin needles which are gently inserted into the skin at certain points. These points can be found all over the body, including the lower arms and legs and are generally found where a nerve enters a muscle.
Acupuncture is believed to influence energy flow and help unblock or balance your ‘chi’. Chinese medicine suggests that ‘chi’ is energy that’s flows through pathways called meridians around your body.
Before you begin your first session of acupuncture, the practitioner will ask about your overall health and conditions that need treatment. It is likely that your pulse on both wrists and your tongue will be examined ...
Arthritis is a disease of the joints that strikes adults particularly those in their golden years
. This condition, however, has been observed to strike the younger ones in recent years.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis affecting millions of people worldwide. It affects the protective cartilage located on the ends of bones particularly in the hands, neck, lower back, knees and hips. A study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed that in 2005, 13.9 percent of adults aged more than 25 years and 33.6 percent of people more than 65 years old suffered from osteoarthritis
. While there's no cure for this condition, there are treatments available that help slow the progression of the disease and relieve pain.
Thanks to various supplements available on the market today, people suffering from arthritis are given hope and relief of their joint pain. One of them is Finitro Forte Plus
, a nutritional supplement especially developed for people with joint problems.
A representative for Finitro said "We want nothing more than for science to be able to say 'we've done it, we've cured this problem for everyone, now and going forward,' but the reality is that medicine is not there yet. The whole reason we exist to try and give people a means to manage their pain until a permanent solution is found."
"In the meantime, studies like the one done by the EULAR
are good, because they provide science with the steps needed to keep working for a cure, and they provide those suffering with simple, safe advice on the best way to mitigate their pain. Until we have a definite, solid answer to this ailment, the more eyes on it, and the more safe suggestions for its treatment, the better," the Finitro representative added.
A major international study published in the Eular Congress News that covered 23 countries and more than 3,500 rheumatoid patients pointed out the need for physicians to consider the effects of obesity on rheumatoid arthritis when creating development management plans for their patients. The study found that an increase in body mass index (BMI) was closely linked to increased disease activity. For this reason, the researchers encouraged physicians to give lifestyle and weight loss advice to their obese patients particularly during the consultation stage.
“Google 'vacation research', and you’ll find all sorts of studies about how important time away is for your happiness, stress levels, and job performance,” says Cathy Wunder, Vice President at Global Discovery Vacations
, a leading travel club based in Overland Park, Kansas. “We believe you have to disconnect in order to recharge. I see it in my own employees' performances. When they are given the chance to unwind, they come back with renewed energy and come up with even more ideas to make our members' vacations better.”
Does this proposition hold water at all? Let’s check by looking into the possible benefits that vacations
offer for our personal well-being.
Most people spend the vast majority of their time in the home, so it should always be the place with the greatest focus on health and wellness. Small changes that are made inside your house or to your daily routine can have a huge impact on your overall health going forward, and these things cannot be ignored. Often, the small adjustments do not change how you live very drastically, despite the positive results, so it is worth your time to do your research and make as many changes as you can.
Increasing Natural Light
One thing that you can do is to work on getting more sunlight in the home. People who do not get enough natural light often suffer from ailments like depression. In fact, this is known as SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. The disorder puts people into depression in a cyclical pattern, and it most often sets in during the winter, when the days are short and people may not get outside at all. Simply opening your curtains or spending more time in rooms with many windows can help, and you should also consider getting a sun lamp, which produces a more natural light than many traditional lamps.
Sometimes there’s very little you can do to avoid illness or disease. Your family background comes into play, sometimes outweighing all of your healthy habits, such as eating farm-to-table organic, and exercising on a regular basis.
Just because your mother or grandfather had a certain disease doesn’t mean you’re doomed, however. It does give you extra information so you can head off disease before it gets out of control; it also lets you know the red flags to watch out for.
In other words, you might have a stronger chance of developing certain diseases compared to someone with no family history of them. The closer you are to someone on your family tree with a certain disease, the more likely you are to develop it.
Likewise, the more people in your family who had the disease, the more likely you are to develop it. That’s why knowing your genealogy and family tree can play a crucial role in taking care of your health.