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7:14 PM - Aug 07, 2015 #241

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7:35 PM - Aug 10, 2015 #242

Thank you for this thread.
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6:15 PM - Aug 13, 2015 #243

Your Body: Preventing Diabetes
http://abcnewsradioonline.com/health-ne ... betes.html

By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Type II diabetes affects 9 percent of the U.S. population and what’s worse is that 37 percent of adults are at risk for developing it.

The condition is very serious and can change your life forever, but you can prevent it most of the time.

In the field of OB/GYN, there are several conditions that can increase your risk. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and having gestational diabetes in pregnancy both up your risk of developing type II diabetes in the future.

Researchers found that diet and exercise are very effective in decreasing the chances of developing the condition.

We all need to be worried about this. Eating well and exercise are a big part of it. Make these changes now, so that you won’t have to make detrimental changes later.
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3:17 AM - Aug 14, 2015 #244

I love this information it's very helpful.
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3:59 PM - Aug 17, 2015 #245

Physics Teacher Creates Boxers that Block Cell Phone Radiation
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(LONDON) — If researchers are correct, radiation from mobile phones may be linked to decreased fertility in men, who often keep their phones in their pants pockets. If only someone would invent underwear to protect men's you-know-wheres from the potentially harmful radiation.

Enter London entrepreneur Joseph Perkins. With the help of an IndieGoGo fundraising campaign, the physics teacher created Wireless Armour underwear, which contains silver metal fabric that Perkins says blocks 99.9 percent of electromagnetic radiation — radiation usually emitted from electronics such as smartphones. The fabric also makes the boxers antimicrobial, which protects against bacteria. The underwear, which come in boxer briefs and trunks, ranges in price from $38 to $55, depending on the level of protection.

"Like so many people, my smartphone and laptop use has increased dramatically in recent years, which made me realize that I was exposing myself to large amounts of electromagnetic radiation, mostly centered on my groin," Perkins tells the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "With my physics background I knew there must be a way to shield from electromagnetic radiation using a simple solution."

The trunks are on sale now.
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5:39 PM - Aug 18, 2015 #246

Coffee Could Help Prevent Colon Cancer Recurrence
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(BOSTON) -- Drinking caffeinated coffee could help prevent recurrences of colon cancer, while even limiting drinkers' risk of other serious diseases.

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, looked at almost 1,000 patients and found that those who drank four or more cups of coffee per day were 42 percent less likely to have cancer recur. They were also 34 percent less likely to die from cancer or any other cause, according to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where the study was conducted.

Researchers say two to three cups of coffee per day offer more modest benefits, while one cup or less provides minimal health benefit.

The study notes that non-herbal tea and decaffeinated coffee were not associated with the same outcomes.

Still, Charles Fuchs, one of the researchers from the Dana-Farber Institute isn't recommending cancer patients immediately pick up a cup of joe. "If you are a coffee drinker and are being treated for colon cancer, don't stop," he said, "but if you're not a coffee drinker and wondering whether to start, you should first discuss it with your physician."
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6:34 AM - Aug 21, 2015 #247

Thanks for that good information Moon Pie.
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2:39 PM - Aug 21, 2015 #248

You might want to take some time off!
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Working Long Hours Face Increases Risk of Stroke, Study Finds
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(NEW YORK) -- A long work week doesn't just mean less time for fun or friends, it can also mean an increased risk for certain cardiac events such as stroke or heart attack, according to a new study.

The large study published this week in the Lancet Medical Journal studied up to 603,838 individuals and found those that worked past a 40 hour work week faced increased health risks.

And there was a 33 percent increased risk of stroke for workers who spend more than 55 hours a week at the office, even after controlling for certain behavioral risks such as smoking and alcohol consumption, according to researchers at University College London and Umeå University in Sweden who looked that people chosen from largely the same pool of study subjects.

The researchers also found people faced a 13 percent increased risk for coronary heart disease or heart attack if they worked more than 55 hours in a week.

For worker bees who spend extra hours on the job, the longer an employee worked past the 40-hour mark, the more they faced an increased risk for stroke or other cardiac events, the study found. People working just a few extra hours a week, between 41 and 48 hours per week, had a 10 percent higher risk of stroke, researchers found, and those working 49 to 54 hours had a 27 percent increased risk of stroke.

The findings are important to help employees and employers understand how long hours and stress can take a physical toll and on the workforce, experts said.

Dr. Roy Buchinsky, director of wellness at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and who was not involved in the study, said the findings may help people be less complacent about looking after their health when spending long hours in a stressful environment.

"It’s not too surprising in a sense that clearly when you’re working longer hours you’re reducing the amount of time you have for yourself in terms of physical activity," Buchinsky told ABC News. "It can be stressful for most people."

Nearly every workplace involves stressful situations that can harm the body over time, Buchinsky noted.

"Cortisol [a hormone linked to stress] goes up and the big thing that happens is increased inflammation," said Buchinksy, who said it can result in narrowing of arterial walls or blood vessels.

Narrowing of blood vessels means decreased blood flow, which can mean increased risk for a host of issues, including heart attack, stroke or erectile dysfunction.

While the health consequences of a long work week are serious, Buchinsky said there are simple steps any office worker can take to decrease the harmful effects of stress.

"Move around. If you’re on the phone at work, stand up. The key is to get the person up and about," said Buchinsky who recommends getting up for one to two minutes every half hour.

He also noted it's important to try and lower stress by taking deep breaths, meditating or simply going for walk.

"You count to four and breathe out to four and do that four times," Buchinksy said. "You reset [the] body's cortisol level and lower stress level."

Buchinsky said it's key that both employees and employers take stock of how people are spending their time in order to be productive and healthy workforce.

"It’s not so much the hours. It’s how are we spending our time during those hours," Buchinksy said. "People are being asked to do more with less resources."

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2:42 PM - Aug 21, 2015 #249

Knowledge wrote:Thanks for that good information Moon Pie.
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3:08 PM - Aug 21, 2015 #250

This is also put in the Female Viagra thread under Relationships!

10 Best Herbs for Boosting Female Sex Drive

http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natu ... sex-drive/

Maybe you haven’t felt the urge in a while. Perhaps it just hasn’t felt as good as it used to. It could be stress, or it could be something more. When it comes to boosting your sex drive, the topic may seem a bit taboo to discuss. Regardless, a healthy sex life is important for reducing stress, building a healthy relationship with your partner, and improving overall wellbeing. Diet and exercise offer the best solutions for stimulating sexual desire; yet, a number of herbal tools may also provide support. When you need a little boost, turn to these 10 herbs for help.

1. Ashwaganda Root

The Kama Sutra identifies ashwagandha as a potent igniter of passion and desire. While that benefit may get your immediate attention, its popularity with women has more to do with the way it stimulates libido and increases satisfaction. The herb may increase blood flow to the clitoris and other female sexual organs, creating an intense sexual experience.

2. Maca root

This has been the go-to herb for women living in the Andes for centuries. Maca’s high iodine content supports a woman’s hormone balance and its high zinc levels, an essential mineral for sex hormones, does more than fan the flames of desire. Women who took maca root in one study reported improved sexual experiences and satisfaction. [1]

3. Muira Puama

Women who use muira puama report a surge in libido, desire, sexual enjoyment and intensified orgasms. [2] Its positive effect on both pre- and post-menopausal sexual experience supports its overall benefits for female sexual and reproductive health. It probably comes as no surprise this herb is often called “potency wood.”

4. Dark Chocolate

This one doesn’t make the list by accident. Although not technically an herb, dark chocolate containing 70% cocoa may help increase dopamine levels in the brain. A rise in the brain’s “pleasure chemical” dopamine lifts the mood, relaxes, and improves the body’s response to stimulation.

5. Avena sativa

Generations of women stand by oats (Avena sativa) for its aphrodisiac and libido-stimulating qualities. Tradition holds it increases vaginal stimulation and advances the physical and emotional desires for sex. Scientists trying to understand how it works believe it frees bound testosterone, providing the body with the hormones needed for sexual stimulation.

6. Catuaba

The Tupi tribe of Brazil praises catuaba for its potent aphrodisiac qualities. Its active compound yohimbine energizes and stimulates libido and desire. Research has determined it increases dopamine levels in the brain, resulting in greater sensitivity to erogenous stimulation. Regular use is known to create erotic dreams and heighten sexual satisfaction and orgasm intensity. [3]

7. Damiana

Turnera diffusa, better known as damiana, grows natively in the American Southwest, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Many consider its leaf a highly-prized libido enhancer. Flavonoids, phenolics, glycosides, terpenoids, and even caffeine all contribute to reduced feelings of stress and increased blood flow, particularly to the pelvic area where increased sensitivity leads to heightened stimulation. [4]

8. Suma root



Sometimes called Brazilian Ginseng, this herb is extremely popular with the native population in South America for the way it aids female hormonal balance and excites libido. Science has confirmed suma root increases levels of estradiol-17beta, the primary estrogen hormone during a woman’s reproductive years. [5] Women who use this herb report more intense sexual experiences and greater satisfaction.

9. Tribulus terrestris

Studies of women who use this herb report greater desire, increased arousal, lubrication, more intense orgasms, and satisfaction. [6] Tribulus stimulates androgen receptors in the brain making the body much more responsive to testosterone and other sex hormones. It also helps to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

10. Tongkat Ali

Called the greatest natural aphrodisiac by Dr. Oz, Tongkat ali extract has been used by women to arouse desire and increase erogenous sensitivity. It’s traditionally given to women suffering from low libido, as it also supports positive responses to stress and stimulates memory and overall brain function. By normalizing hormone levels with a gentle increase of testosterone, women also experience increased metabolism and an easier time losing and maintaining weight. [7]
What Are You Waiting For?

Don’t let stress drive away desire, and certainly don’t believe the desire for sex should fade with age. Maintaining balanced hormone levels promotes overall health, not to mention a healthy libido. So if the flames of passion seem more like cinders these days, it may be time to consider additional tools for kindling your inner fire.
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