Health Mattersby Dr Charles Fiscella
- Increase body strength and muscle mass with resistance exercises
- Is it time to throw out the concept of a royal family?
- Drink more water for a healthier life, it's essential for human existence
- Please tell the Fox there's more to the news than Obamacare
- Are carbohydrates and cancer possibly linked?
Resistance exercise is the best way to increase body strength and muscle mass. The regular "overloading" of muscles with resistance will result in a healthy increase in size, endurance, and strength.
Resistance exercise is a very important element to any serious wellness program. Resistance exercise is also important to fight the effects of aging. During the aging process, both muscle mass as and bone density decline. Resistance exercise offsets the inevitable muscle decline and stimulates bone growth activity. Increasing the body's motor power strengthens the entire framework of the body, including the joints, thus reducing the likelihood of injury from insult or overuse. Regular resistance workouts also help to burn fat, and can be an important element to weight loss. Resistance exercises can be tied together in a way that also makes weight training a cardiovascular work out.
I have about had it with all things royal. Those in the ranks of royalty have demonstrated time and time again that they are nothing more than trashy, pampered, dysfunctional families dining lavishly at the public trough.
Water is essential for nearly every system in the body. Most people are unfortunately dehydrated and over the long term, a person’s health will suffer considerably. Drinking more of this essential liquid can make a world of difference to health over a lifetime.
Remember – no missiles have left their silos. Please tell Fox.
There is little doubt that an overwhelming majority of Americans are fed up with racism and prejudice in all its ugly forms. The latest example involves Native Americans and the Washington Redskins football team’s name and logo.
Many in the Native American community take offense at the images portrayed by the Redskins name and logo. They are joined by numerous groups which include people of all races, religions and nationalities. Significant numbers of Redskin fans have joined in the growing chorus of people who simply want the name and images changed; and are lobbying the team’s owners to take action. President Obama himself has indicated that the team owners should consider the feelings of Native Americans and remove the offensive nature of the team’s title.
Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is a vital substance for human health.
Like the other B vitamins, pyridoxine is water soluble. B6 is a master nutrient, involved in over one hundred enzyme reactions that govern the processing of amino acids, (the building blocks of protein).
I’ve had about all I can take with this Obama Care stuff.
Some in Congress say that the Obama Care – or more officially the Affordable Care Act - is the worst legislation to ever become law and that it is ruining the country. Others say that the new health care law will bring coverage to thirty or more million Americans who are currently without insurance and is an important step towards bringing the US in line with the rest of the civilized nations who guarantee health care to their citizens.
The average consumer can easily get confused about vitamins, minerals and herbs. Most people believe that such substances can be beneficial, yet are not precisely sure about their own requirements. This is certainly understandable, since many health care professionals have little or no training with respect to supplements, and as a result are confused themselves.
If the taxpayers have to pay these people their wages whether they work or not, I think it’s a good idea to send them back to their offices and posts ASAP.
It should be noted that natural products to dot work like pharmaceutical analgesics. It often takes several weeks before significant improvements become evident. When effective, these products are considerably more desirable than NSAIDs or cortisone derivatives, as little or no side effects are associated with them.
Women from New York to Boston are outraged over the decision to suspend a Lakeland, Florida policeman for only one day after he forced a woman to shake her bra during a traffic stop last May.
“Although I have no direct knowledge thus far, I Know Russian President Vladimir Putin will be made aware of this so-called research and will be outraged. The Russians defeated the Germans in World War II at great cost. I wouldn’t be surprised to see goldfish banned in Russia after the dust settles. The Russian view will be that the research is deeply flawed”
Blood cholesterol levels are of paramount importance when assessing an individual’s risk for cardiovascular disease.
There are three significant numbers associated with cholesterol testing. They are total cholesterol, HDL and LDL.
Co-enzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is often prescribed to people with cardio-vascular diseases.
Co-enzyme Q10 has been shown to improve cellular energy, the essential energy for life. That is because the body's cells use CoQ10 for aerobic metabolism. Aerobic metabolism provides energy for cell growth and maintenance. High levels of CoQ10 are normally found in the heart, liver, kidneys and pancreas. CoQ10 has shown effectiveness in the treatment of certain cardiovascular diseases, including congestive heart failure, certain types of cancer and gum disease.
The US bombing of Syria has been put off for the time being thanks to the Russians.
As a consequence of aerobic exercise, heart rates drop and blood pressures fall. This occurs because the heart muscle and blood vessels become more efficient. He's a sure sign this holiday healthier cardiovascular system.
Dietary supplements often come under attack, with reports that say they are of little or no benefit, some even suggesting that certain products may be dangerous. While some of these reports may have elements of truth, they often do not tell a complete story.
For example, vitamin E often comes under attack for being useless or dangerous. Yet, several years ago, an important study led by Andrew Levy, at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the Clalit Health Services in Israel, reported that 400 International Units of vitamin E, taken daily, can prevent more than 50 percent of heart attacks, especially in people with a certain genetic traits.
According to news sources, Germany is experiencing one of its largest beer scandals in its long and often not so proud history.
Price fixing - an agreement between companies who deal in the same or similar products and services - has been illegal in Western countries for some time. The aim of price fixing is to control prices, rather than let the free market determine the value. Ultimately, price fixing pushes the price of a product as high as possible, leading to artificially larger profits.
Metabolic syndrome, (also known as syndrome X), is characterized by a cluster of risk factors that come together to predispose a person to cardiovascular disease and diabetes, increasing the risk for heart attacks and strokes. The term metabolic, refers to the sum of all the biochemical processes involved in the body’s normal functioning. The dominant underlying risk factors for the development of metabolic syndrome are abdominal obesity and insulin resistance. Other factors include high blood pressure, altered cholesterol, (especially lower levels of HDL, or good cholesterol), and elevated triglycerides, (blood fats). C-reactive proteins are often high indicating that a body is in an overall inflammatory state.
Insulin is a hormone which is produced by the pancreas to help transport blood sugar into the cells. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body fails to use its insulin properly. Insulin resistance can affect the body’s overall metabolism. Each cell in the body depends on blood sugar, or glucose, in order to produce energy. Resistance to insulin causes too little glucose to enter the cells, thus leaving extra sugar in the blood. In response, the body produces additional insulin. The result is that higher than normal levels of both insulin and sugar are found in the blood.
Re-training the American workforce for the 21st century has become a national priority - a necessary step to gain better employment opportunities for workers across the country.
Recently, it has become apparent that common criminals will also need to be re-trained if they are to survive as a profession.
Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a new study which shows that mechanical pressure to breast tissue may help prevent breast cancers in women.
Researchers presented their findings to the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in San Francisco, California. The study was partially funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Much has been said about the affordable Care Act, aka “Obama Care” and its possible effects on job losses.
In New York, the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, aka “SAFE” seems more likely to kill jobs than make people safer.
New Jersey Blueberries are in season and make a great addition to healthy eating.
Blueberries were recently ranked number one in antioxidant activity in a study conducted by researchers at Tufts University. Jennifer Meengs, from the Laboratory for the Study of Human Ingestive Behavior at Penn State, reports that blueberries are “superheroes” packed with chemicals that can help fight disease."
We’ve all witnessed the scenarios - an actor too old to play the part, a quarterback who should have retired last year, and a major CEO who lost their drive for the job. Knowing when to move on is as an important skill as knowing how to master the arts and crafts of theater, athletics, business, or any other trade.
Yet, there is something in the perverted psyche of some politicians which makes them believe that they are immune from the natural cycles of life. Such is the case with San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and Anthony Weiner, Democratic candidate for New York City Mayor.
A large study involving 23,000 participants showed that any family history of cancer can significantly increase the risk of cancer development in other immediate family members, even when the types of cancers were of different origin.
The report was published last week in the journal Annals of Oncology, and led by chief researcher, Dr. Eva Negri, who heads the Laboratory of Epidemiologic Methods at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, in Milan, Italy,
Over 20 states have either decriminalized and/or legalized marijuana for medical or personal use. However, state legalization does not change the federal statutes which continue to prohibit the sale and possession of cannabis.
Last week, federal agents from the Drug Enforcement raided several marijuana dispensaries in Washington State. A spokesman for the DEA told the press that the raid was part of a two-year investigation.
Washington State recently legalized small amounts of marijuana for personal use.
There is no question that opiate pain killers such as Vicodin, OxyContin, Percocet, Percodan, and Ultram are addictive and harmful especially when prescribed long-term.
However, severe pain - especially chronic neuropathic pain - is often difficult to treat without the use of these types of medications.
"So, alternative approaches can be added to a treatment regimen after patients discuss their goals with their doctors," concludes Dr. Brook.
For generations, the public has been told there is a "blue wall of silence," a scenario where cops protect cops regardless of wrongdoing. However, little by little that wall of silence has been weakened and in many cases torn down completely.
A new study published last month in the journal Spine, shows that men who are prescribed opioid pain killers for back pain are significantly more likely to develop erectile dysfunction.
According to the studies lead investigator, Richard A. Deyo, MD, MPH, from the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research and professor of Evidence-based Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, 50 percent of men are more likely to receive ED prescriptions than men who did not take prescription painkillers.
Some snorers have also found that adhesive nasal strips applied to the nose at bedtime can increase airflow and reduce the vibrations that lead to snoring.
This case is now raising concerns among the anti-smoking advocate community as to whether or not the quit cigarette campaign could lead to more assaults. Police in particular are alarmed, fearing they could become frequent targets.
It is reasonable to take 100 milligrams of CoQ10 daily.
The typical Western diet is high in grain consumption. Grains including wheat, rice and corn raise levels of omega 6 fatty acids in the body, as does sunflower, corn, and safflower oils. Largely because of this fact, omega 6 fatty acids are out of balance with omega 3 fatty acids. The optimum ratio is one omega 3 to three omega 6s. Most Americans have an omega balance of 10 - 20 to 1, in favor of omega 6 fatty acids. Such balances should be considered pro-inflammatory, and therefore unhealthy. The solution is to consume far less grains and oils high in omega 6s, while at the same time increasing the intake of omega 3s. Omega-3s are found in cold-water fatty fish including salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines and anchovies. Fish oil can be taken as a supplement and the capsules are inexpensively available.
Butterbur and freeze-dried nettle leaf are available in well stocked health food stores and on line.
Walking and running are likely the best exercises for the heart. However, running can take its toll. I am beginning to see quite a number of regular long-time runners with severe degenerative joint problems and back problems. A number have had back surgery and hip replacement in their 40s. This should be of particular concern to those people who have the family background that includes arthritic joints and back problems. If possible, it is better to use a treadmill or stationary cycle for year-round convenience. In place of running, a combination of jogging and very brisk walking can be used, as long as the pulse rate stays in the aerobic zone. Walking with light hand held weights could also provide a great cardiovascular workout.
Carry on Boston – carry on!
With women at the helm, I can easily accept which ever side prevails, pro-life or pro-choice - or even something in between. The reassurance comes in knowing that such decisions were made by those most qualified to do so.