|Posted on January 17, 2022 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
SAVE YOUR HEALTH!
A recent scientific study demonstrates that being physically active improves the immune response to vaccination. Physically active people are 50% more likely to develop higher antibody levels after receiving a vaccine, compared to those who are physically inactive.
Exercise and physical activity must be part of the solution set in order to not only get through this pandemic, but also to alleviate the pressure on the health care system.
Physical activity and sport are important assets to a healthy society, their revival is crucial!
It is imperative to:
1- Recognize that the professionals who supervise the practice of physical activity are essential (trainers, kinesiologists, and coaches)
2- Relaunch the practice of supervised physical activity and sport for both children and adults.
Let us help you!
On behalf of Fitness Industry Council of Canada I would greatly appreciate your sharing this campaign #SaveYourHealth #SaveFitnessCanada
|Posted on August 10, 2021 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
Just listening to Dr. Charles Livingston D.C.
Looks at the Liver as fat is stored in the liver. Therefore watching what we eat is very important.
5 Foods to avoid that say "Healthy Foods"
|Posted on March 5, 2021 at 9:10 AM||comments (6)|
FINALLY! Some useful COVID information --- from the Johns Hopkins Hospital Here is some very useful COVID information from the Johns Hopkins Hospital information sheet relative to Coronavirus 19. It is extremely informative and seems to be about the latest release of personal handling of this medical issue and is worth the time to study the information given for your personal care. Stay safe and stay well.
This certainly makes the COVID -19 protection methods more understandable.
* This virus is not a living organism. It is a protein molecule (RNA or DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular (eyes), nasal (nose) or buccal mucosa (mouth), changes their genetic code (mutates) and converts into aggressor and multiplier cells.
* Since the virus is not a living organism, but is a protein molecule, it cannot be killed. It has to decay on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat, and that is the reason why soap or detergent is the best weapon. The foam CUTS THE FAT (that is why you have to scrub for 20 seconds or more, to create lots of foam). By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down.
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is necessary to use water above 77 degrees for hand washing, laundry and cleaning surfaces. In addition, hot water makes more foam, making it more effective.
* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ALL FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* Any solution with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaking it down from the inside.
* Oxygenated water increases the effectiveness of soap, alcohol, and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein. However, because you have to use it in its pure form, it can damage your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC WILL WORK , because the virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive
* The virus molecules remain very stable at colder temperatures, including air conditioning in houses and cars. They also need moisture and darkness to stay stable. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and right environments will degrade the virus faster.
* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain the virus breaks down the protein. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is only 40% alcohol, and you need a minimum of 65%.
* LISTERINE is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the higher the concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
* You have to wash your hands before and after touching any commonly used surfaces such as: mucosa (mouth area), food, locks, knobs, switches, remotes, cell phones, watches, computers, desks etc… and don’t forget when you use the bathroom.
* You have to MOISTURIZE YOUR HANDS due to frequent washing. Dry hands have cracks and the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
Now for some additional input:
Dr. Bonnie Henry is the Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia, the first woman in this position She is also an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. She has a background in epidemiology and is a specialist in public health and preventive medicine. She is also from PEI (Prince Edward Island).
The Wisdom of Dr. Bonnie Henry
1. We may have to live with COVID-19 for months, or years. Let's not deny it or panic. Let's not make our lives useless. Let's learn to live with this fact.
2. You can't destroy COVID-19 viruses that have penetrated cell walls, by drinking gallons of hot water you'll just go to the bathroom more often.
3. Washing hands and maintaining a two-meter physical distance is the best method for your protection.
4. If you don't have a COVID-19 patient at home, there's no need to disinfect the surfaces at your house
5. Packaged cargo, gas pumps, shopping carts and ATMs do not cause infection. If you wash your hands, live your life as usual.
6. COVID-19 is not a food infection. It is associated with drops of infection like the 'flu’. There is no demonstrated risk that COVID-19 is transmitted by food.
7. You can lose your sense of smell with a lot of allergies and viral infections. This is only a non-specific symptom of COVID-19.
8. Once at home, you don't need to change your clothes urgently and go shower! Purity is a virtue, paranoia is not!
9. The COVID-19 virus doesn't hang in the air for long This is a respiratory droplet infection that requires close contact.
10. The air is clean; you can walk through the gardens and through parks (just keeping your physical protection distance).
11. It is sufficient to use normal soap against COVID-19, not antibacterial soap. This is a virus, not a bacterium.
12. You don't have to worry about your food orders. But you can heat it all up in the microwave if you wish.
13. The chances of bringing COVID-19 home with your shoes is like being struck by lightning twice in a day. I've been working against viruses for 20 years — drop infections don't spread like that!
14. You can't be protected from the virus by taking vinegar, sugarcane juice and ginger! These are for immunity not a cure.
15. Wearing a mask for long periods interferes with your breathing and oxygen levels. Wear it only in crowds.
16 Wearing gloves is also a bad idea; the virus can accumulate into the glove and be easily transmitted if you touch your face. Better just to wash your hands regularly.
Immunity is weakened by always staying in a sterile environment. Even if you eat immune boosting foods, please go out of your house regularly to any park/beach. Immunity is increased by EXPOSURE TO PATHOGENS, not by sitting at home and consuming fried/ spicy/sugary food and aerated drinks.
Be smart and stay informed! Live life sensibly and to the fullest.
Be Kind, Be Calm and Be Safe!
|Posted on April 2, 2020 at 12:10 AM||comments (1)|
Via Tommy Hanson from Bobbie Cupples McKenzie, so Uncle Tommy says it has been well-vetted: The following is from Irene Ken physician, whose daughter is an Asst. Prof in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University, quite informative.
The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).
By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 77 degrees Fahrenheit for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only -between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
4 hours (copper and wood)
24 hours (cardboard),
42 hours (metal) and
72 hours (plastic).
But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.
They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein.
For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.
The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less
You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
You have to Moisturize dry hands from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL
Thanks for my sister Maureen Ahokas for sharing
|Posted on February 27, 2020 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
-- Health Canada has expanded a national recall for certain types of diabetes medications due to concerns that an impurity in the prescription drugs could be linked to cancer.
The recall, issued Wednesday, is for certain brands of drugs containing metformin, which is prescribed to some patients with Type 2 diabetes to help control their blood sugar levels.
The recalled medications contain alarmingly high levels of an organic compound called N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA. The compound is safe when ingested in small doses over a lifetime, but studies have shown that it is potentially carcinogenic above a certain threshold.
New prescriptions added to heartburn medication recall list
More heartburn meds recalled as Health Canada investigates impurity levels
The new recall includes six lots of the RAN-Metformin drug, sold in 500 milligram tablets by Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals Canada Inc. Earlier this month, Health Canada issued a similar recall for eight lots of APO-Metformin ER tablets, sold in 500 milligram tablets by Apotex Inc.
Lot numbers for the recalled products are listed on Health Canada’s website.
Some lots of the recalled drugs contained levels of NDMA that were higher than what is considered acceptable, “if the drug were to be taken over a lifetime,” Health Canada said. Other lots contained NDMA levels that were close to the acceptable limit.
“We are all exposed to low levels of nitrosamines through a variety of foods (such as smoked and cured meats, dairy products and vegetables), drinking water and air pollution. NDMA is not expected to cause harm when ingested at low levels. A person taking a drug that contains NDMA at or below the acceptable level every day for 70 years is not expected to have an increased risk of cancer,” Health Canada said in a statement.
The public health agency advises patients not to stop taking their medication unless they have spoken with their health care provider. Stopping the medication without speaking to a doctor could lead to uncontrolled diabetes, high blood sugars and long-term conditions such as heart disease, nerve problems and even blindness.
The recall comes just a few months after Health Canada announced that it was looking into possible concerns about NDMA in metformin drugs. The federal agency has asked multiple drug companies to test their products, and similar testing was conducted at Health Canada labs.
|Posted on February 3, 2020 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
A cardiologist is begging patients to avoid the high-fat keto diet because their cholesterol levels could skyrocket
Cardiologist Elizabeth Klodas says food can be like medicine for what ails us — and in some cases may replace drugs.
In her practice, she sometimes uses fiber-rich, cholesterol-lowering foods to help her patients get healthier without extra drugs.
But she says that going keto with lots of saturated fats can be dangerous and that patient "cholesterols can just go crazy" on the plan.
Visit INSIDER's homepage for more stories.
The high-fat, low-carb keto diet has been around for 100 years as a therapeutic treatment for epileptic seizures, but it's recently gained favor with celebrities and heath enthusiasts alike as a foolproof way to lose weight. The idea with keto is to shift the body into a state of fat-burning ketosis, by banishing nearly all carbs (no sweet apples or bread allowed) and fueling up on 70% to 80% fat every day.
The high-fat, low-carb keto diet has been around for 100 years as a therapeutic treatment for epileptic seizures, but it's recently gained favor with celebrities and heath enthusiasts alike as a foolproof way to lose weight. The idea with keto is to shift the body into a state of fat-burning ketosis, by banishing nearly all carbs (no sweet apples or bread allowed) and fueling up on 70% to 80% fat every day.
It's been tried by Hollywood stars including the Kardashians and Halle Berry, while Silicon Valley tech workers swear by its ability to lift their mental fog. Doctors are also starting to believe the plan holds promise for staving off diabetes. There's even evidence to suggest it could one day help some drugs better combat cancer.
Health experts are still cautious about recommending the plan across the board, however, not only because it's difficult to follow but more importantly because there isn't much long-term data about what it may do to heart health after years or decades of use. Cardiologists and kidney doctors are already expressing serious concerns about what they're seeing in practice when certain patients go high-fat.
Going low-carb can be bad for your heart
The cardiologist Elizabeth Klodas says not all of her patients have done well on the trendy plan.
"Stop. Stop!" she told Insider. "In my own practice, the people that have adopted it, their cholesterols can just go crazy."
She's not the only heart doctor to have pointed this out.
Ethan Weiss, a cardiologist who himself has become an ardent follower of a high-fat keto diet plan, says that while high cholesterol isn't a common issue with keto, it can happen.
"I think the vast majority of people who go on this diet will have no trouble with their cholesterol," Weiss told Business Insider last year. "But I'm not going to tell the people that do have trouble with their cholesterol that it's not a problem."
He sometimes suggests a high-fat keto plan to his patients working to manage diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic issues. But he's cautious about how and when he prescribes it, recommending what he calls a "heart healthy" keto, with lots of fatty fish, olive oil, nuts, and avocado in the mix.
Klodas said those were all healthful additions to any diet that she would endorse to her patients, too.
"It's not about high-fat, low-fat — it's good fat, bad fat," she said. "The oils in nuts and seeds, oils in fish, avocados, you don't have to worry about those. Those appear to be anti-inflammatory — they help cholesterol."
But evidence suggests people tend to fuel up on bacon, cream, and coconut oil when going keto instead of favoring unsaturated, healthy fats.
Perhaps this is why studies show that people who follow low-carb diets tend to have a higher risk of death and, in particular, tend to die from coronary heart disease far more often than people who eat more carbohydrates. (Not everyone who goes low-carb will restrict their carb intake enough to enter fat-burning ketosis, however.)
Trying a 30 Days exercise or food program is a Lifestyle-not a fad diet.
It would be nice to eat bacon 2-3 times a day but seriously-the long term effects?
YIKES! Healthy, Balanced Portions are important. So is your long term health & wellbeing❤️
Blood Sugar is SERIOUS BUSINESS? Why? Because it affects our mood, our eating habits & our hormones. Making sure to keep it as level as possible by eating often & eating high protein foods, healthy fats & lots of greens will help IMMENSELY!
PLEASE SNACK wisely between your shakes and meal(s)!! A few nuts and berries, rice cakes & avacado, green apple, veggies & hummus, etc!! You should never feel like you are ‘starving’ on this program. Listen to your body! Are you hungry or is eating sometimes a habit? It can be triggered by stress! More to come on that tomorrow!
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|Posted on July 27, 2018 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
We have been enjoying a beautiful summer a little hotter than usual.
Found an article By Dave Smith who explans why and what to do on the canfitpro website.
The air conditioner just had to break on the hottest day of the summer.And, of course it had to happen just before dozens of clients were about to show up for boot camp class. It was Murphy’s Law in action.
As the gym owner, what was I supposed to do? Let my clients exercise in the sweltering heat? Or, turn them away, causing inconvenience for them and lost revenue for me?
Maybe your gym air conditioner won’t die at the worst possible time like mine did, but you might face a similar dilemma in the coming months. Whether you’re running an outdoor boot camp class, hosting a running club, or even teaching yoga in the park, what are you going to do on the hottest days of summer? Will you let your clients exercise?
Before finding yourself in that situation, it’s important to have some guidelines in place to help you make a wise decision.
How Hot Is Too Hot?
The “heat index” is a temperature measurement that combines the humidity of the air to the actual outdoor temperature. A day with high humidity might “feel like” it’s much hotter outside than a thermometer would actually show.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17473783" target="_blank">Exercise researchers have used the heat index to determine what exercise is considered safe in certain heat conditions:
When it feels like 28 degrees Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) outside, it is recommended that continuous physical activity not exceed one hour in length.
When temperatures hit 30-32C (86-90F), all exercise for “less-fit” populations should be cancelled, and exercise for “fit” individuals should be limited and reduced in intensity.
Above 32C (90F), strenuous exercise should be stopped for all individuals.
You can check your local weather to find out what heat index is expected each day. Use this forecast to plan ahead for your outdoor fitness training.
What’s At Risk?
It might be tempting to “push through” the heat, but that isn’t a safe choice.
Even when the heat index is relatively low, outdoor exercise can fatigue your clients much faster than they would experience when exercising indoors. This can lead to dizziness and stomach upset.
As heat and humidity rise, so does the chance of sunstroke, muscle cramps, heat exhaustion, and eventually heatstroke, which is accompanied by fever and often unconsciousness.
Heatstroke is a serious condition at which point your client’s body is no longer able to regulate its own temperature.This requires immediate emergency treatment. You do not want to be responsible for your clients suffering from heat stroke.
What Can You Do as a Fitness Professional?
Be smart. The simplest action is one we’ve already discussed: As temperatures rise, watch your local heat index to make a safe judgment call about outdoor exercise you have planned for that day.
Be flexible. If you do decide to carry on with outdoor exercise during hot weather, be prepared to modify your plans as needed. Keep a careful eye on your clients to look for signs of fatigue due to heat (e.g. perfuse sweating, flushed skin, complaints of dizziness, etc.). During hot weather it is not the time to play “drill sergeant” by pushing your clients to do more and work harder. Consider shortening your workouts or offering alternatives to any high-intensity activities you might have originally scheduled.
Be prepared. Bring cold water in case your clients run out. If you’re exercising in an area where there is no natural shade, bring an umbrella or shade tent for your clients to use.
Summer is a great time to get your clients outdoors for some fun-in-the-sun exercise, but as a fitness professional, it’s your job to keep them safe above all else.
Dave Smith is a professional fitness and weight-loss coach who was chosen as “Canada’s Top Fitness Professional” in 2013. He shares health and weight-loss tips through his blog and podcast at https://makeyourbodywork.com/" target="_blank">makeyourbodywork.com and helps fitness professionals grow their online businesses at https://www.onlinetrainersfederation.com/" target="_blank">onlinetrainersfederation.com.
Thank you Dave
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|Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
The New York Times
The Daily Telegraph
new classes begin in April
Not many people know about the Feldenkrais method yet, but now it is starting to be recognized in North America. The chapters in Dr. Norman Doidge's The Brain's Way of Healing, have positioned it with therapies on the leading edge of modern neuroscience. (Even though it has been around for for more than 50 years).
Last fall an article in the New York Times talked about Feldenkrais in the context of chronic pain. The February issue of SenseAbillity has articles related to chronic pain and a short video of Fariya Doctor, my colleague in Niagara.
The Daily Telegraph in the UK has an article with a cheeky title that acknowledges the difficulty many have with remembering and pronouncing the name "Feldenkrais". In European circles it is much better known as an effective way to learn better physical function.
More of us could soon be moved to use the F-word
"The breath-movement technique Feldenkrais is going mainstream."
See the article in The Daily Telegraph.
Looks like stretching? It is not! It is learning about how slow easy movement experiments can increase your range of motion without strain or struggle. That's why they are smiling.
We are all natural born movers. Somethings we do with great ease and pleasure, but some ways we need to move are no fun. Some seem completely impossible for you except in your dreams.
The good news is that you can learn to transfer what you do well into the areas that are awkward or that could use improvement.
To transfer that movement knowledge you have to know what it is you do that makes a pleasant movement enjoyable. Most of us don't have that kind of awareness - we just do it.
The Feldenkrais Method is a way of learning that awareness of how we use ourselves. You learn to notice ways in which you hamper yourself with crossed signals. You even get better at the things you are already good at.
Here info about current Awareness Through Movement classes.
Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
Getting down on the floor and getting up again. It gradually becomes possible. If it is possible it can get easier. If it is already easy it can become elegant.
Fridays 12:15 ot 1:15 pm
Starts April 6 for seven weeks
Register in person at the 55 Plus Centre or by phoning
St. Paul's United Church
Everyday mobility. Walking, running and stairs.
Everything becomes easier as your learn to engage the muscles in better sequence and better distribution of effort.
Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm
Starts April 3 for 7 weeks
Fee is $70 or Drop-in $15
Register 345-6209 or
A private lesson is the best way to learn about how Feldenkrais approach can help you improve movement in ways that recover past abilities and learn new possibilities. New movement patterns can teach you how to reduce pain. Phone me or email for an appointment.
Oliver Reimer is a certified Feldenkrais Teacher and a member of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America
Have taken some workshops & gone to many of Olivers lessons love how one can recognize to what's going on in the body by listening.
My WORD for the Year LISTEN!
Have a wonderful day. Anne
|Posted on January 6, 2018 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
An ER nurse says this is the best description of a woman having a heart attack that she has ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and SHARE..........
FEMALE HEART ATTACKS
I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read.
Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have ... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies. Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.
I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on. I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.
A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation--the only trouble was that I hadn't taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.
After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR).
This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws. 'AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening -- we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, Dear God, I think I'm having a heart attack!
I lowered the foot rest dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself, If this is a heart attack, I shouldn't be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else... but, on the other hand, if I don't, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a moment.
I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the Paramedics... I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me when they came in.
I unlocked the door and then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don't remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the radiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like 'Have you taken any medications?') but I couldn't make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to hold open my right coronary artery.
I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire station and St Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stents.
Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand.
1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body, not the usual men's symptoms but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn't know they were having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation and go to bed, hoping they'll feel better in the morning when they wake up... which doesn't happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you've not felt before. It is better to have a 'false alarm' visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!
2. Note that I said 'Call the Paramedics.' And if you can take an aspirin. Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER - you are a hazard to others on the road.
Do NOT have your panicked husband who will be speeding and looking anxiously at what's happening with you instead of the road.
Do NOT call your doctor -- he doesn't know where you live and if it's at night you won't reach him anyway, and if it's daytime, his assistants (or answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn't carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The Paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr. will be notified later.
3. Don't assume it couldn't be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it's unbelievably high and/or accompanied by high blood pressure). MIs are usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.
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|Posted on October 31, 2017 at 6:45 AM||comments (0)|
MAYO CLINIC - DRINKING WATER
A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration. Good Thing To Know. From The Mayo Clinic. How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night?
Heart Attack and Water - Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack. Interesting
Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor: Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc.) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.
Correct time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack
I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg
cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
Mayo Clinic on Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, When the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night. The Reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on.
Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets. Why keep Aspirin by your bedside?
It's about Heart Attacks -There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently. Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack. The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water. Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and DO NOT LIE DOWN!
A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved! I have already shared this information. What about you?
Do forward this message. It may save lives!
"Life is a one-time gift" (Let's forward and hope this will help save some!)
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Post Workout Nutrition and Shakes for Muscle Gain and Fat Loss
What shakes would i take to increase growth? If you do not provide your body with the proper post workout nutrition, you will not see the muscle gains and fat loss that you want.
While exercise is essential for gaining muscle and losing fat, it does place physiological stress on the body. When you exercise, the muscles’ fuel resources have been depleted and minor damage has occurred. This means that your muscles need repaired and replenished. Of course, the damage and depletion allow your muscles to adapt, as long as you only allow your muscles to be in this state for a short period of time.
Exercise tears down your old, less adapted muscles so the body can build more functional muscles. This process is often referred to as remodelling. However, unless you provide your muscles with the right materials, they will not be able to remodel themselves.
What should the goals of your post workout meal be? Your post workout nutrition should focus on accomplishing the following:
Reduce the muscle protein breakdown that exercise causes
Reduce fatigue and muscle soreness
Reduce cortisol levels after workouts
Replenish depleted levels of muscle glycogen
Enhance overall post workout recovery
Increase protein synthesis within the muscles
One of the best ways to make sure your body is getting the post workout nutrition it needs is to start drinking protein shakes after your workout. Protein shakes with whey protein offer many benefits. If you are not convinced that whey protein shakes are a great choice, here’s a closer look at the benefits of whey protein, how protein shakes enhance results, the continued importance of macro and micro nutrients, and other helpful post workout information.
The Benefits of Whey Protein
Protein is the building block of muscle, which is why it is so essential to fuel your body with protein after a workout if you want to see muscle gains. Exercise causes muscle protein breakdown, which means you need to replenish protein to increase protein synthesis within your muscles. One of the best ways to get your protein is to consume whey protein, which is easily consumed in a shake. Why choose whey protein over other protein options? Here are just a few of the benefits why protein has to offer.
Benefit #1 – Increase Strength and Size
One of the main benefits of whey protein is its ability to help you increase your strength and size. Research has shown that individuals taking whey protein have enjoyed great increases in muscle strength and fat-free mass. Whey protein can be especially beneficial when consumed both before and after a workout for muscle gain.
Benefit #2 – Reduce Hunger
If you are trying to lose fat while working towards muscle gains, you may be cutting your calories. Whey protein can help you achieve your goals, since it helps to reduce hunger. Studies have shown that consuming whey protein can reduce the levels of the hunger hormone for several hours. It’s common to feel hungry after working out, so a whey protein shake offers a great way to reduce hunger and stick to your nutrition plan.
Benefit #3 – Improve Your Immune System
Keeping your immune system strong and healthy is important when you are working out hard. Strenuous workouts have the potential to negatively impact your immune system by reducing glutathione levels. When you supplement your diet with whey protein, it helps to keep glutathione levels from plunging so low, which helps to keep your immune system strong. This can also help to reduce the impact of strenuous exercise on your gastrointestinal and nervous systems as well.
Benefit #4 – Preserve Muscle and Lose Fat
If your goals are muscle gains and fat loss, whey protein can help you to preserve muscle while losing fat. Studies have shown that adding whey protein to a reduced calorie diet can help you preserve muscle and lose body fat. In some cases, people trying to lose fat cut calories and the body begins to turn to muscle for the energy it needs. However, when you add whey protein to the mix, the protein protects and preserves your muscles while allowing you to lose extra body fat.
Benefit #5 – Fast Digestion and Bio-Availability
While many different forms of protein are available, whey protein offers an excellent choice because it can be digested quickly and it offers excellent bio-availability. If you consume protein like chicken or steak, it takes time for the body to break down the food so it’s available to your muscles. You don’t have this problem with whey protein. It’s quickly available to your muscles, which makes it an excellent form of protein to use when you’re choosing a protein source for your post workout nutrition.
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This is scary. I have been using Advil for a long time for pain. Just recently chosen to bare the pain & try more topical remidies.
I know one of my daughters uses motin.
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