Vegetarianism and bodybuilding don’t mix, right? Virtual Medicine. The ability to deliver medical care remotely is growing by leaps and bounds. It promises to lower medical costs, increase quality, and Continue Reading
Vegetarianism and bodybuilding don’t mix, right? Virtual Medicine. The ability to deliver medical care remotely is growing by leaps and bounds. It promises to lower medical costs, increase quality, and reduce the time and travel cost of patient care. For example, most people in hospital emergency rooms don’t really need to be there. With a phone or a computer and an app or two, many of them could be examined and triaged in their own homes. According to the National Institutes of Health, poor nutrition can lead to gout. With gout, uric acid buildup results in the formation of crystals in your joints. The painful swelling associated with gout can lead to permanent joint damage. A diet that is high in fat or cholesterol can cause gout. Some seafood-sardines, mussels, oysters and scallops-as well as red meat, poultry, pork, butter, whole milk, ice cream and cheese can increase the amount of uric acid in your body, causing gout. Legumes, which encompasses beans, chickpeas, lentils, peas and soybeans have been shown to successfully reduce coronary heart disease and improve blood glucose, LDL-C, systolic blood pressure and weight. The best vitamins for men are vitamins D, B12, A, C, E and vitamin K. In addition to the best vitamins for men, minerals and essential fatty acids like magnesium, omega-3 fish oil and potassium are integral to proper health. Then I became aware of two lifestyle issues that needed attention. I had always done many different sports and had been running regularly in Central Park for routine exercise, but I had never stretched. I also realized I had no constructive methods for reducing stress. Although I was never a big drinker, when I was upset about something, I would make myself a stiff Scotch on the rocks. I needed something more healthful; so again I made a firm commitmentâ€”one I knew I would not breakâ€”to start a yoga practice for stretching and a meditation practice to lower stress. I also committed to talking with the two people I had issues with as soon as I could meet with them. Now that I saw the mind body connection, I had healthy mind and body strategies in place. Diabetes also can be linked to poor nutrition. Some forms of the disease can result from consuming a sugar- and fat-laden diet, leading to weight gain. According to the National Institute of Health, about 8 percent of the American population has diabetes. Many of us make mistake of replacing healthy sources of saturated fat such as whole milk dairy with refined carbs or sugary foods. Cut down on the amount of candy and sweets you eat is one of the ways to reduce your sugar intake.