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Friday, January 5, 2024

Slow the Aging Process

Getting regular physicals is important but eating right is arguable just as important as a regular check up. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fiber.
Be sure and drink at least 8 glasses or more of fresh water daily.
Take a daily multivitamin. Do all of these things and over time you will be well on your way to appearing younger and more full of life and vitality.

Avoid smoking at all costs! It is estimated that every cigarette you smoke takes about 5 minutes off of your life expectancy.
Smoking also seems to speed up the aging process.
Stay away from smoking if you want to have the appearance of aging slowly and beautifully. 
(You can also save yourself a lot of money not only in decreased medical costs and lower cost health insurance but also with extra spending money available).

Get outdoors and enjoy some form of exercise. Mountain hiking can serve to evitalize your appearance and boost your metabolism.
Swimming, jogging, raking leaves, pushing a lawn mower, and shoveling snow could all be forms of exercise that you can enjoy outdoors.

Almost everyone would agree that the biggest key to slowing the aging process is preventative in nature.
Little things done consistently will start to add up over time. It is never too late to start and get some kind of benefit but don’t make the mistake of delaying!

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Exercise, green tea may lessen breast cancer blues

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Depression is a major health issue for breast cancer survivors, but new research hints that regular exercise and drinking green tea may help.
Exercising regularly and drinking green tea "may play an important role in the prevention of depression among breast cancer survivors," report Dr. Xiao Ou Shu, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in Nashville, Tennessee, and colleagues.
They examined depression-related factors in 1,399 Chinese women who were 54 years old on average and treated for breast cancer in Shanghai, China between April 2002 and December 2006. Six months after their diagnosis, the researchers assessed the women's physical activity levels; food, tea, and alcohol consumption; cigarette smoking; and use of herbal medicines and supplements.
In depression evaluations at 18-months post-diagnosis, the investigators noted distinct benefits among the women who reported some sort of exercise (62 percent of the total). At this time, exercisers were about 20 percent less likely to be either mildly or clinically depressed, the researchers report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

They noted just 84 cases of mild or clinical depression among 437 vigorous exercisers (19.2 percent), but 161 cases among the 528 non-exercisers (30.5 percent).
Plus, compared with non-exercising women, the likelihood of depression was 28 percent lower among women who exercised more than 2 hours a week and 42 percent lower among those who increased their post-diagnosis exercise time.
Tea drinking also seemed to lessen depression. Compared with the 1,216 women who did not drink tea, among the 183 women who did, depression risk was about 36 percent lower. The vast majority of the tea drinkers -- 90 percent -- drank green tea.
The exercise and tea-drinking benefits remained when Shu's group allowed for multiple other risk factors for depression.
No other factors seemed to alter depression risk.
Although exercise and drinking green tea seemed to lower depression in this group of Chinese women, breast cancer survivors "should not overdose themselves," Shu cautioned in an email to Reuters Health.

He noted that excessive exercise and tea drinking may not have the same benefit on mood. Also, further investigations are necessary to clarify these findings since women in other countries, who may undergo different breast cancer treatment regimens, may react differently.
SOURCE: Journal of Clinical Oncology, online January 4, 2010.

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Sunday, November 5, 2023

Treatments for your natural hair

 The best natural hair

It might be frustrating to grow out natural hair or hair that hasn't been relaxed. It can be tempting to just throw your hands up in the air, take your flat iron, and run off with a tub of relaxer at times because of navigating various hair textures, trying out treatments on your hair, and the breakage you'll unavoidably experience along the route.

But after the transitional stage, you might discover a full head of magnificent kinks and curls surfacing and attempting to flourish atop your head. We questioned three expert hairstylists about their go-to natural hair products to help you remove some of the uncertainty from your own path.

Finding the best treatment for your hair is also important when going natural. That means looking for a functional leave-in treatment, mask, or detangling spray.

Last-minute moisture can mean the difference between smooth, bouncy curls and a disastrous moment of floppiness. A good treatment will also protect and save your hair from future damage such as split ends or breakage. A good hydrating or moisturizing treatment will keep your hair looking and feeling healthier for longer while also preventing frizz.


Volcanoes of the world

Volcanoes of the world
If you have interesting material about a volcano (or a region), in particular images, news, eye-witness accounts, etc. you like to share, please get in touch with us or send us the material for review. Every volcano in the world that has erupted within the past 10,000 years or is considered potentially active and many extinct volcanoes are listed.

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Prostate problems

Prostate problems:If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away to find out if you need treatment:

Painful ejaculation
Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, or upper thighs
Inability to urinate, or
Dribbling of urine

Frequent urge to urinate
Blood in urine or semen
Painful or burning urination
Difficulty in urinating
Difficulty in having an erection

Prostate problems are common in men age 50 and older. Sometimes men feel symptoms themselves, or sometimes their doctors find prostate problems during routine exams. Doctors who are experts in diseases of the urinary tract (urologists) diagnose and treat prostate problems.
You can remedy and prevent prostate infection and, therefore, reduce your risk of recurrent infections without the need for risky drugs, mainly antibiotics most conventional doctors keep recommending. 
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Saturday, October 28, 2023

Alzheimer's Disease

Patients with Alzheimer disease most commonly present with insidiously progressive memory loss, to which other spheres of cognitive impairment are added over several years.

 After memory loss occurs, patients may also have language disorders (eg, anomia) and impairment in their visuospatial skills and executive functions.
The cause of Alzheimer disease is unknown. Several investigators now believe that converging risk factors, which include advancing age, lipoprotein E epsilon 4 genotype, obesity, insulin resistance, vascular factors, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and inflammatory markers trigger a pathophysiologic cascade that, over decades, leads to Alzheimer pathology and dementia.
Alzheimer disease affects both men and women; however, Plassman et al found the risk of developing Alzheimer disease to be significantly higher in women than in men, primarily due to the higher life expectancy in women compared with men.

Alzheimer disease is most prevalent in individuals older than 60 years. Some forms of familial early-onset Alzheimer disease can appear as early as the third decade, but this represents a subgroup of the less than 10% of all familial cases of Alzheimer disease.More than 90% of cases of Alzheimer disease are sporadic and occur in individuals older than 60 years.
Of interest, results of some studies of nonagenarians and centenarians suggest that the risk may decrease in individuals older than 90 years. If so, age is not an unqualified risk factor for the disease, but further study of this matter is needed...

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