Oct 30, 2020. More than 6,000 people have died from measles in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a year, the world’s worst outbreak and triple the toll of the Continue Reading

Oct 30, 2020. More than 6,000 people have died from measles in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a year, the world’s worst outbreak and triple the toll of the country’s Ebola epidemic. It is also nearly double the 3,404 people who have died from the coronavirus so far. 4. Heartburn – For occasional outbursts of heartburn, losing weight, avoiding sensitive foods, smaller and more frequent meals, and improving the bowel function can address heartburn. The author Beth M. Ley, Ph.D. has a doctorate in nutrition. She has written a number of informative pamphlets that deal wth various topics relating to nutritional medicine. This publication covers in detail phytonutrients found in plant based foods. This includes vegetables, fruits, seeds, grains, and spices. She makes the point that health needs to be defined as the ability to feel great, be fully functional, and not be defined as the absence of disease. Plants have beneficial compounds that help the plants to stay healthy. These same compounds are beneficial to us as well. For better brain health, MIND dieters should limit these unhealthy foods, particularly butter (less than 1 tablespoon a day), cheese and fried or fast food (less than a serving a week). The researchers write that while public health agencies were challenged when trying to coordinate efforts, the lack of integrated data and the inability to rapidly analyze the data contributed to the slow response to COVID-19. At the beginning of the pandemic, the lack of real-time hospitalization data prevented the necessary flow of information to public health systems until weeks after the first case was diagnosed. This prevented timely coordination and action by public health authorities. Sugar is found in almost all foods. What JJ Virgin has done in her book, is specify and identify the impact various foods have in the amount of sugar it provides in the body, as low, medium, and high. She discusses in detail how some of the sugar is hidden and how to identify it. 3. Probiotics and prebiotics The digestive system plays a central role in supporting immune function. The intestinal tract is the main route of contact with the external environment and is a pathway that contains microbiomes that aids digestion as well as the absorption of nutrients. Having the right gut bacteria has been associated with benefits such as weight loss, improved digestion, healthier skin, and most importantly enhanced immune function, although research in these areas is not conclusive or universally applicable.

This study builds on a decade of evidence from preclinical and early clinical studies, which suggests nicotinamide enhances the repair of DNA in skin cells damaged by sunlight. Nicotinamide also appears to protect the skin’s immune system from UV radiation by providing skin cells an extra energy boost when they are in repair-mode after sun exposure. In discussing nutritional medicine, when we consider food to be our medicine, it is important to know the type of seeds are used to grow our foods in addition to knowing what farming and processing methods are being utilized. There are many things you can do in your daily life to achieve overall wellness. Here are 25 simple ways to begin cultivating a mind-body-soul balance. It turns out that our bodies are 72% water and 28% are minerals. Also, when we stopped preserving foods in the traditional ways, before refrigeration, health problems starting showing up along with the depletion of minerals in our soils. To assess our current health status, Dr. Thompson recommends the HTMA test, a type of hair analysis test that assesses your mineral levels. One of the most interesting points, Dr. Thompson makes is about vitamin C. Below is a table highlighting some of the key points Dr. Thompson makes. Preparing your own lunch means you put the calorie-cutting power in your own hands—not in the hands of the restaurateurs who have no stake in your weight-loss journey. Prepare any of these healthy lunches under 400 calories , and you’ll save 600 calories a meal compared to if you ate at a standard sit-down restaurant, whose midday meal can average more than 1,100 calories. Besides covering basic information about mercury and the use of mercury in dental fillings, this documentary covers the role of the American Dental Association, the role of the FDA on this subject, stories of two people who suffered severe reactions to mercury exposure, and independent sources that explains the dangers with mercury. This documentary brings up the need for more informed information about mercury, the need for informed medical consent, the apparent lack of collaboration between OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), FDA (Food and Drug Administration), and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) in the United States. This film also shows the need for more thorough background checks on people appointed to head these agencies, to make sure that they do not have financial and other ties to the private sector that can cause conflict of interest issues. This film also addresses the need for dental education to address toxicology issues relating to mercury as well as safety in a dental office. This issue is not just limited to the United States.

These data suggest that although public health efforts should certainly focus on young people’s health behaviors and risk avoidance – like wear a mask, wash your hands, don’t socialize indoors – they also should be thinking about their mental health , especially in terms of disordered eating. Studies report that diets rich in cruciferous vegetables, salads and green leafy vegetables are linked with a reduced risk for heart disease The heart protective effects of these vegetables may be due to their high concentration of beneficial plant compounds, including polyphenols and organosulfur compounds. Thanks to using higher-than-needed doses of antibiotics and keeping patients on them for longer than recommended, the P. acne and other skin bacteria, like Staphlyococcus aureus (MRSA, the multi-drug resistant strain of staph bacteria) have developed resistance to multiple topical and oral antibiotics used to treat this disease chronically. For instance, 20 or 30 years ago, the antibiotic erythromycin was used frequently to treat acne, but now both bacteria are uniformly resistant. The less effective people are in detoxifying, the higher the likelihood they have in developing allergies, especially multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Anaphylaxis occurs when the release of histamine is so high that it causes widespread swelling in the body, causes the blood pressure to drop to dangerous levels, and the only real antidote is epinephrine (adrenaline). This response requires immediate medical attention. Patients, meanwhile, have to be careful that alternative therapies they seek don’t negatively interfere with their other treatments. With the Harmony Cancer Care Facial, for instance, estheticians skip traditional facial elements like extractions, steaming and facial massage to reduce the risk of further irritating the skin and spreading toxins. Researchers in Hong Kong are aiming for an intranasal vaccine that would simultaneously offer influenza and COVID-19 protection. The first phase of human tests will start next month, said Yuen Kwok-Yung, chair of infectious diseases in the University of Hong Kong’s department of microbiology. Due to its nitrate content, beetroot can also boost the body’s nitric oxide levels. Nitric oxide relaxes blood vessels resulting in lowered blood pressure, a benefit which has been associated with drinking beetroot juice. Fifth, it is important to undertake a detoxification program, especially with heavy metals. These heavy metals are: mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, and nickel. The author reports that mercury is toxic to DNA. Detoxification occurs with urination, defecation, breathing, and sweating. There is problem with fluoride. It is chemically similar to iodine, with the thyroid not always being able to tell them apart. The liver also plays a role in detoxification. When the liver becomes overwhelmed, then we have problems. The cells lose their ability to work and communicate properly. It sets the stage for chronic illness and autoimmune disorders, cancer, and accelerated aging.

This moisturizing lotion combines vitamin B3 and hyaluronic acid, so it’ll provide that moisture needed for your skin and will help restore your skin’s natural barrier,” says Dr. Green. For added benefits, apply it over your serum once it has absorbed. First, the flu virus appears to survive better in cold, dry weather with reduced ultraviolet light. Second, for many of us, the shorter winter days lead to reduced levels of vitamin D and melatonin , which can affect the performance of our immune system. Third, in the winter we spend more time with other people, indoors and in closer proximity, increasing opportunities for the virus to spread. Nasal rinses and mouthwashes, which directly impact the major sites of reception and transmission of human coronaviruses (HCoV), may provide an additional level of protection against the new SARS-CoV2 virus, reported researchers in a study published on September 17, 2020. Taking care of your skin should be an essential part of your health regimen. It is, after all, your body’s largest organ. BioNTech and Pfizer have decided to advance their trials on the most promising of their vaccine candidates, known as BNT162b2. A study published in the journal Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology in 2013 assessed the association between rosacea and vitamin D. They found the blood of 44 patients with rosacea had an average vitamin D level 25 percent higher than the 32 patients without the disorder. Kawamura A, Ooyama K, Kojima K, Kachi H, Abe T, Amano K, Aoyama T. Dietary supplementation of gamma-linolenic acid improves skin parameters in subjects with dry skin and mild atopic dermatitis. Journal of oleo science. 2011;60(12):597-607. How does it work?: Affordable but effective, this drugstore must-have removes and eliminates impurities while instantly mattifying skin. Made with 99.1 per cent natural ingredients, the clay formula features the superfruit Kakadu Plum, rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, to help refine pores for a smoother, healthy-looking complexion. Gentle on the skin, it exfoliates and unclogs pores and removes impurities from within the skin for a smoother texture. Suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. Once a Chinese martial art form for self-defense, tai chi is now promoted as a low-impact exercise option that relies on a series of slow, controlled, fluid movements that challenge the body and mind. Malabsorption occurs when nutrients are not absorbed by the body throughout the digestive system. The consequences of malabsorption can lead to: nutritional deficiencies, inflammation of the intestines, candida, and other GI issues. Treatment depends upon the type of malabsorption which includes adjusting the stomach acid levels and administration of digestive enzymes. There are three types of malabsorption issues: 1. Stomach problems can occur with low or excessive levels of hydrochloric acid 2. Incomplete digestion in the small intestine 3. Problems at the brush-border of the intestines, where most of the nutrients are absorbed into the portal blood stream.

– Some health experts believe that vitamin D may lower your risk for certain types of cancer, such as colorectal cancer Research in this area is ongoing. A September 2014 meta-analysis in Sports Medicine highlights the many benefits of sports participation. Researchers state that keeping your muscles fit by playing sports will likely decrease body fat levels as well as the risk for heart disease and diabetes. It might be the next best thing to a coronavirus vaccine. During the strictest days of the shutdown, the guidance on medical appointments was clear: Avoid them whenever possible. That allowed health care workers to focus on serving people seriously ill with COVID-19. The thyroid is the largest endocrine gland, and thyroid disease and inflammation can have a significant effect on the overall functioning of the endocrine system. Vitamin D helps control overall thyroid hormone production. While synthesizing vitamin D from sun exposure is ideal, foods such as cod liver oil, organic eggs, fortified dairy products, fortified cereals, mushrooms and oily fish will also boost vitamin D levels. A number of foods can boost nitric oxide levels. They include kale, swiss chard, arugula and spinach. In fact, the authors include a chart showing levels of nitric oxide. Polyphenols can also boost nitric oxide levels. Other methods like exercise, deep breathing, also helps NO levels. The only thing that I feel has saved me from serious discoloration is my skin’s high tolerance to products and lasers I frequent chemical peels, microdermabrasion , Fraxel, and other potent skin care treatments. These have seriously helped me tackle my skin’s problem areas. However, in-between those treatments I have to rely on a strict product regimen to keep my skin in check. Vitamin D, which is produced when ultraviolet sunlight hits the skin, helps the body absorb calcium, leading to stronger bones and the prevention of brittle bone diseases. More recently, according to “The New York Times,” vitamin D deficiency has been linked to immune disorders that can cause inflammation, which in turn can lead to swelling. Because the vitamin is naturally present in so few foods, and wearing sunscreen can block cells from getting sufficient amounts of sunlight, vitamin D deficiency has become a global problem. Officials say a state helpline has been set up to provide emotional support and quick answers to questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Illinoisans can test “TALK” to 55-2020 (or “HABLAR” for Spanish), and within 24 hours they will receive a call from a counselor. Residents can also text keywords like “UNEMPLOYMENT,” “FOOD,” or “SHELTER,” to the same number to receive additional information about those topics.

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