Archive for January, 2010

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The secret of soft hands

Method 1
Things You’ll Need
Bowl
¼ cup of olive oil
1 cup granulated sugar

Pour the sugar into the bowl, and add in the olive oil. Mix it up and then rub the mixture onto your hands. Let it sit for about 2-3 minutes then rinse off with warm water.

Fake Egg in market- BEWARE

Cases of problem foods and food poisoning are widely reported in Mainland China over the last few years. In 2001, there were 185 cases of food poisoning, affecting about 15,715 people and causing 146 deaths. The cases doubled in 2002. In 2003, the number of reported cases was ten times more than that in 2001, and the number of people suffered was as high as 29,660, including 262 deaths Now In Sept 2008 Nearly 53,000 Chinese children sick from contaminated milk; 4 have died

In China there are fake schools and classes that teach a variety of blatant fraud technology, even eggs can be modulated by chemical materials, but also be able to fry cook, is currently the most popular False course.

Increased Risk of Swine Flu during Pregnancy

Increased Risk of Swine Flu during Pregnancy by Dr Sloan

Influenza viruses (commonly known as the flu viruses) are divided into three broad categories, which are influenza A, B or C. Influenza A is the most common type. The new virus that is causing the H1N1 flu (or commonly known as the swine flu), is a variation of influenza A.
Influenza AH1N1 is reportedly a deadly variety from the mutated virus strains of the deadly avian flu (or bird flu) and the equally deadly swine flu. These viruses are airborne, and spread across borders, first infecting animals, then humans.
The World Health Organization (WHO) phase 6 pandemic indicates that AH1N1 influenza is occurring all around the world due to the H1N1 flu virus and that human infection is widespread. It continues to issue warnings, advice and caution about the next wave of influenza when people have forgotten, gotten lax and taken things for granted.
Although the specific adverse effects of H1N1 flu on pregnancy are unknown, anyone at high risk of complications from seasonal flu is thought to be at high risk of complications from H1N1 flu, especially pregnant mothers.
Pregnancy puts extra stress on the heart and lungs besides affecting the immune system. These factors increase the risk of developing serious complications of the flu, such as pneumonia and respiratory distress, which may lead to miscarriage, premature labor or other pregnancy problems.
Additionally, our natural immunity against the H1N1 swine influenza virus is limited, as it is a new strain of influenza virus, and our immune system has not developed immunity against it yet.
Pregnant women are particularly susceptible, especially during the annual winter flu season. It is crucial for people to be constantly concerned about influenza and stay informed.

Dr. Sloan, MD., is a qualified practicing medical doctor with a passion for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and the prevention of illnesses and diseases. Subscribe for his newsletter containing solid information and advice at http://www.drsloanmd.com.

Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis (video)

http://video.about.com/arthritis/Chronic-Rheumatism-Knee.htm

Chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Knee
Rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint swelling, stiffness, pain, and inflammation.

Gout Diet

Gout Diet by Carol & Richard Eustice

Gout is caused by an excess of uric acid in the body. Uric acid results from the breakdown of purines. Purines are part of all human tissue and found in many foods.
Considered one of the most painful of the rheumatic conditions, gout afflicts an estimated 840 out of 100,000 people, accounting for about 5 percent of all cases of arthritis. Usually, gout affects the joints in the big toe initially. It also can affect the:

-instep
-ankles
-heels
-knees
-wrists
-fingers
-elbows

Foods To Avoid
Diets which are high in purines and high in protein have long been suspected of causing an increased risk of gout (a type of arthritis caused by high levels of uric acid in the body which form crystals in the joints, resulting in pain and inflammation).
Purine-Rich Foods

According to the American Medical Association, purine-containing foods include:
-Beer, other alcoholic beverages.
-Anchovies, sardines in oil, fish roes, herring.
-Yeast.
-Organ meat (liver, kidneys, sweetbreads)
-Legumes (dried beans, peas)
-Meat extracts, consomme, gravies.
-Mushrooms, spinach, asparagus, cauliflower.

Foods Higher In Purines
Johns Hopkins lists foods which are higher in purines, the foods very high in purines include:

-hearts
-herring
-mussels
-yeast
-smelt
-sardines
-sweetbreads

-Study participants who consumed the highest amount of meat were 40 percent more likely to have gout than those who ate the least amount of meat.

-Study participants who ate the most seafood were 50 percent more likely to have gout.

In this specific study, though, not all purine-rich foods were associated with an increased risk of gout. There was no increased risk associated with a diet which included:

-peas
-beans
-mushrooms
-cauliflower
-spinach

What Should You Eat?
The American Medical Association recommends the following dietary guidelines for people with gout, advising them to eat a diet:

-high in complex carbohydrates (fiber-rich whole grains, fruits, and vegetables)

-low in protein (15% of calories and sources should be soy, lean meats, or poultry)

-no more than 30% of calories in fat (with only 10% animal fats)

Recommended Foods To Eat
-Fresh cherries, strawberries, blueberries, and other red-blue berries
-Bananas
-Celery
-Tomatoes
-Vegetables including kale, cabbage, parsley, green-leafy vegetables
-Foods high in bromelain (pineapple)
-Foods high in vitamin C (red cabbage, red bell peppers, tangerines, mandarins, oranges, potatoes)
-Drink fruit juices and purified water (8 glasses of water per day)
-Low-fat dairy products
-Complex carbohydrates (breads, cereals, pasta, rice, as well as aforementioned vegetables and fruits)
-Chocolate, cocoa
-Coffee, tea
-Carbonated beverages
-Essential fatty acids (tuna and salmon, flaxseed, nuts, seeds)
-Tofu, although a legume and made from soybeans, may be a better choice than meat

Improve Indoor Air Quality by Dr. Sloan

3 Strategies to Improve Indoor Air Quality by Dr. Sloan

Indoor air quality is something within our control. The place where we stay and work is certainly much more manageable than the outdoor environment. It is a relief to know that many diseases caused by indoor air pollution can be eliminated with just three simple basic strategies.

Firstly, we have to identify and control the source. We have to identify and eliminate the individual sources of pollution, or to reduce their emissions. Some sources of emissions are those like gas stoves, which emit poisonous gaseous into the air in the kitchen. It can be adjusted to decrease the amount of emissions, and checks can be carried out on a periodic basis for leakage. Some sources, like those containing asbestos, such as heat-resistant insulators, hot pipe coverings and inert filler medium, can be sealed up or enclosed.

The second strategy is to improve the ventilation. In addition to the source control, another method to lower the concentrations of indoor air pollutants in your home is to increase the amount of outdoor air coming indoors. Open your windows and doors to let the air flow circulate in and out throughout your home or office on a daily basis for a period of time, either every morning or evening, or whenever the weather permits. Local bathroom or kitchen fans that exhaust the indoor air outwards can help to increase the outdoor air ventilation rate. This step is particularly important, if you are engaged in any sort of activities which generate high levels of pollutants, such as painting the walls, cooking, or maintenance activities such as soldering, welding or sanding.

Last but not least, the most simple and effective strategy is to install an indoor air purifier. There are many types and sizes of air purifier on the market, ranging from relatively inexpensive table-top models to sophisticated and expensive whole-house systems.

Although some air cleaners may be able to remove air particles rather effectively, but not many are known to remove airborne contaminants effectively and also the bad odor at the same time.

A good air purifier must be able to remove allergen, bacteria, fungal spores, virus including the Virus Influenza A which causes H1N1 pandemic, pollen, chemical like ozone, radon as well as mineral like asbestos which is known to be a carcinogenic- cancer causing agent. For energy saving, look for ENERGY STAR (which pass the guidelines set by the US EPA and US DOE) whenever you purchase an air purifier.

Dr. Sloan, MD., is a qualified practicing medical doctor with a passion for the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and the prevention of illnesses and diseases. Subscribe for his newsletter containing solid information and advice at http://www.drsloanmd.com.