Monthly Archives: December 2017

Women Health Tips

DECLINING NUTRITIONAL VALUE IN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES MAY BE A CONCERN.

For years the debate has raged on about the benefits and drawbacks of modern farming techniques. Industrial agriculture or “hyper-farming” has resulted in giant strides in crop yield, but many claim nutrient content – and thus their total nutritional value to humans – has been suffering.
The average yield in terms of bushels per acre for major crops in the US has sky rocketed since the 1950’s. Corn is up 342%! Wheat is up 290% while both Soy beans and Alfalfa are up about 170%. Similar sorts of yield gains have occurred in Europe, Australia, Japan and other regions of the world as well.

Data presented by researchers from the Department of Soil Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Madison shows that while these great advances in crop yield have occurred in the last 50 years nutrient content has been under siege and declining. Similarly, a review of data published by the USDA’s ARC Nutrient Data Laboratory shows “a sharp decline in the minerals, vitamins and other nutrients in foods since the last comprehensive survey”, about 20 years ago.

NEW EVIDENCE ON NUTRIENT DEPLETION

Recent data published by Dr. David Thomas, a primary healthcare practitioner and independent researcher, looked at the difference between UK governments published tables for nutrient content published in 1940 and again in 2002. The comparison was eye-opening. It showed that the iron content of 15 different varieties of meat had decreased 47%. Dairy products had shown similar falls; a 60% drop in iron and up to a 90% drop in copper.

GREATER AVAILABILITY VERSUS LESS VALUE.

It is true that in the modern world of the industrial nations, fruits and vegetables availability is at an all time high. If we want it, it’s there. On the other hand despite this increased availability, fruit and vegetable consumption has not increased in the population. Indeed in many population sub-groups it has declined. When this knowledge is coupled to the reported declines in nutrient levels in foods, it has many healthcare providers, scientists, researchers and government officials looking for answers as to how we can hope to sustain the nutritional value and balance of our foods while needing to produce more and more from the same soils to feed an ever-growing population. So far the path ahead is uncertain at best.

NEW STUDIES SHOW PROTECTION CONNECTION BETWEEN TEA, FRUIT AND VEGETABLE CONSUMPTION AND WOMEN’S HEALTH.

Tea and Ovarian Cancer Risk: researchers at the karolinska Institute Division of Nutritional Epidemiology in Stockholm, Sweden conducted a 15 year follow-up study of more than 61,000 women aged 40 to 76. Their evidence, published in the archives of Internal Medicine (2005; 165 (22): 2683-2686) showed that those women who consumed tea on a regular basis had a dramatically lower risk for ovarian cancer. Tea drinkers who averaged less than one cup per day equaled an 18% risk reduction. One or more cups per day provided a 24% risk reduction and 2 or more cups a day showed a 46% risk reduction. As you might expect, these findings prompted the researchers to conclude “Results suggest that tea consumption is associated with a reduced risk of ovarian cancer.”

Soy and Women Health: Publishing their work in the January 15, 2006 issue of Cancer Research, a team of researchers from West Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA concluded that soy phytoestrogens may protect against breast cancer risk in post menopausal women. According to researchers from John Hopkins University presenting data at the November 15, 2005 meeting of the American Heart Association, consuming soy protein (20 grams per day for 6 weeks) reduced two strong indicators for coronary heart disease in postmenopausal African American women. The result show that LDL-cholesterol and another cholesterol marker known as LDL-P (P=particle number) were decreased in women taking soy protein, regardless of age or race.

Health Tips for the Future Bride

Your wedding. I am sure that you planned this day almost all your life and I am sure also that you want to look and feel like a princess that night. You will look at those pictures all your life, and you want to see a beautiful woman in them. I will try to give you some health-related tips and tricks on what should you do to look stunning in your gown.

You Must Hydrate Yourself

You must understand in the first place that water is a woman’s best friend and will help keep your metabolism working faster than usual. You have to make sure that you drink enough water and you must also try to avoid diuretic drinks like coffee or soda, as much as you can.

Exercise Regularly

I know that there are women who hate exercising but you must understand that exercising a little will help you much. You will become more motivated and you will reduce your stress levels. We all know that around the wedding is a stressed period because your entire life will change. You will be pleased to discover that exercising is addictive and can be hard to stop once you begin it! It also makes your natural endorphins to come out and your stress will be diminished. Regular exercise with help you both mentally and physically leading up to the wedding.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Please continue to eat healthy leading leading up to your wedding. So that you’re aware of them, the following are a few diets often promoted to future brides.

– Shifting Calories Diet: This diet is also known with the name of ‘Idiot Proof Diet’, supposedly because it is very easy to be followed. They tout that you can lose ten pounds in a short period of time. This diet tries to trick your metabolism and give you the sensation that you are always full.

– Strip That Fat Diet: This one entails eating five small meals per day but still promotes losing weight because the total food consumed is still less.

– Special K Diet: It is a cereal diet in which you must replace 2 of your meals with cereals and you also have to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

– Soup Diet – Sacred Heart: Also known as Cabbage Soup, it is a detox diet and includes a lot of, you guessed it, soup!

While you may be tempted to try some of these diets leading up to your wedding day, be aware that although there may be near term benefits of weight loss, the best solution for keeping the pounds off long-term is healthy eating and regular exercise!

Cut Disease With These 4 Simple Health

When it comes right down to it, there’s no magic formula or miracle cure to staying healthy and cut disease. The things you need to do are things we all can do:

1. Don’t smoke – if you do, try to quit
2. Get active – at least 3.5 hours a week
3. Stay away from junk food and follow a diet rich in fruits and veggies, whole grain breads, with limited amount of lean meat.
4. Watch your weight – keep the BMI under 30

Not altogether surprising suggestions – public health officials have been saying these things for years. The startling news is the benefit some recent research has found to doing all four things at the same time. Living this way cuts your risk of developing some pretty serious chronic diseases by almost 80%. The result holds even after adjusting for things like age, sex, education and occupation status.

The recommendations come from a report in this month’s Archives of Internal Medicine that analyzed the lifestyle, diet and health of 23,513 German adults who were from 35 to 65 years old and part of the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition-Potsdam study. Begun in the mid 1990s and covering an eight year period, the work found that subjects with healthy habits were far less likely to be diagnosed with conditions like cancer, diabetes and heart disease. The team analyzed each person’s body weight, height, disease history, food frequency and how well they stuck with the four healthy lifestyle tips. Only 9% of the subjects followed all four recommendations, but most of the participants practiced from one to three of these good-for-you habits.

All in all, following all four healthy habits combined was linked to…

– 93% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
– 81% lower risk of heart attack
– 50% lower risk of stroke
– 36% lower risk of cancer

These findings reinforce the idea that making simple, everyday changes to a healthier lifestyle is worth the effort.

It’s clear that healthy habits can have a huge impact on your health over the long term. If you’re concerned about living well into your later years, this study points out things you can do today – stopping smoking, keeping your weight under control, being more active – to keep your body healthy. Healthier, disease free living starts with you. All you have to do is commit yourself to these four totally natural lifestyle choices to keep your body in shape. If you smoke, you probably know it’s time to stop. Luckily there’s help quitting from support groups, nicotine replacement therapy, hypnosis or with medication – talk with your doctor to see which option is right for you.

All it takes is a simple change, like cutting down on junk foods is a painless but practical first step. Before you know it you’ll have dropped a few pounds, maybe discovered some healthy foods you actually like. Once you’re eating better you’ll be more inclined to get up and exercising, which will show rewards almost at once in how you feel.

Men’s Health Tips

Men not only need to work hard, but also need to keep mind your health. Here we give some useful suggestion to you, let’s do it now!.

1. Physically fit: Do you dream of a Schwarzenegger-like robust? If you looks like too old, it is hard to image women will be interested in you. You need to make your muscles more be beautiful, and try to do some strength training like lifting weights, and let the body really strong.
2. Brave: Do not think that physical health is enough. In the pressure of the times, truly healthy man should have do not afraid of anything, to be calm when meeting problems. Use some time to thinking a lot, can increase your stress resistance.
3. Embrace: Huge your lover now. Hug will make appreciate each other’s feelings, your mind will secrete a “OT” hormones, this do a lot to calm your mood and keep away from diseases.
4. Periodic inspection: Some disease will come and you can not feel it, so do not feel good not to check. Go to see a doctor periodical and make your own assessment of the body.
5. Sports: Though we always talked about sporting, you may still not have good execution. Remember your health is of your own, exercise is that you have the most effective way to health. Running with a new pair of running shoes a little while during morning, play hockey in winter with your friends each weekend is also a good choice, remember go there with your new equipment, like hockey jersey, it will make you be more interested in hockey.
6. Food: Nutritionists say that food must come revolution first if a men want to keep fit. Eat something you like very much but not good to health, it will damage yourself in a certain long time. Proper eating habits every day to ensure the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, fish, lean meat and a variety of nuts, rather than excessive drinking.
7. Body language: Posture is a mans recessive healthy indicator, Now please start attach to it. An elegant manner will make you be more attractive virtually. In the opposite, indecent behavior can not hand with health at any time.
8. Release: Keep a little while relax no matter how busy you are. This is one of the best ways to treat you better and release pressure. Do not wait until the body can be due to too much debt, when you feel not so good, then it is too late. Give yourself a relaxing statutory time, every Monday days, or set aside a few hours a day.
9. Memories: Recall good things that happened several years ago, it also will do great to make yourself better.
10. Travel: Must not on the excuse of busy job. With a flying heart, be close to nature like beautiful mountains or clear water. Give some place to totally released, to be health mentally.