Alzheimer’s disease is a heart breaking disorder that slowly and methodically steals a persons memories and identities until there is only a shell of their former selves left. Eventually, the disease causes death but the years of suffering leading up to it are often much harder for loved ones and the patients themselves to deal with.
Researchers still have a lot of questions about what causes Alzheimer’s disease but have still not found a cure and there are only a small amount treatment options available. Humans are the only known species to suffer from the debilitating disease, something that researchers have long been curious about. So, a group of Chinese scientists set out to discover if Alzheimer’s disease had any correlations to human intelligence. The results from their experiment did show significant links between the genes which give us our high level of intelligence and what causes someone to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers discovered that the same genes involved in brain development are also the same genes involved with Alzheimer’s disease. A finding that would explain why humans are the only known species to develop the deadly disease. Daniel Amen believes that because our brains are so powerful, this seems to also make them vulnerable to certain kinds of decay. However, scientists are still unclear why or how Alzheimer’s develops, but this is certainly an encouraging finding in the search for a cure.
Breathing can truly have healing powers. It has long been known that the way that a person breaths can truly affect the way that they feel. For those people that suffer from things like anxiety or panic attacks it has long been noted that deep breathing methods can really help them to lower their frequency of anxiety and panic.
When it comes to deep breathing tactics doctors Richard Brown and Patricia Gerbang have three fundamental techniques that can help a person with deep breathing. They are the authors of the e-book called the healing power of breath. Those three fundamentals are: coherent breathing, resistance breathing, and breath moving. Sam Tabar agrees that these three techniques can be very useful, because when a person can voluntarily change their breathing patterns and the intensity of their respirations this can help calm down their nervous system. For those people that are taking things such as anti-anxiety drugs, it is good to know that there are actually many natural ways that they can reduce their amount of panic and anxiety. Changing the way that a person breaths is a very simple and natural way to help a person calm down during a panic attack. Since that is the case, a person with anxiety problems does well to learn more about those breathing techniques.
We skip meals for a variety of reasons, like trying to lose weight or we just don’t have time to eat. Whatever the reason you have for skipping meals is not good enough to warrant the side effects it will cause. Skipping meals increases belly fat and diabetes risk.
Belly fat, also called visceral fat, is the most dangerous to health and the most difficult to lose. The more belly fat a person has, the more likely they are to develop diabetes. Belly fat also increase the risk of other health problems, such as heart disease.
The lab mice which were used to test how skipping meals affected the body developed insulin resistant livers. As the liver resists insulin, it continues to produce glucose and releases it out into the blood stream, causing the blood to have too much sugar according to Madison Street Capital.
The lab mice were put on a gorge/fast diet, where they were allowed to gorge themselves on food for 4 hours then had to fast for 20, the mice gained belly fat while their weight remained the same. During the fasting hours insulin levels fell and the liver pumped glucose into the blood to compensate. That extra glucose ended up as visceral fat around the bellies of the lab mice.
It works the same way for humans. Small, healthy meals eaten throughout the day is better for overall health and weight control than skipping meals and making up for it later.
Keith Mann is a well known animal rights activist who has been fighting to help save animals from mistreatment for the majority of his life. Mann has recently been diagnosed with a particularly aggressive form of cancer known as follicular lymphoma that it is possible could be treated using conventional medicines. However, because of the strong stance Keith has taken on animal rights throughout his life he is not seeking the help of medicines that may have been tested on animals and will instead be pursuing natural remedies, an article posted to Buzzfeed reports.
Keith Mann’s career as a campaigner for animal rights
has taken him in a number of different directions, including to stand in the 2008 general election as a candidate for the Animal Welfare Party, which former CNN host Piers Morgan recently backed. Mann has been arrested on a number of occasions because of his beliefs that animals have rights, which he’s defended in interviews
. Working at a dairy farm Mann asked why the cows were making a noise similar to crying and was told they were grieving for the calves taken from them to increase milk production.
His beliefs have led Keith Mann to question how he will treat his own form of cancer, which can be treated but has no known cure. Instead of using medications created by pharmaceutical companies whose practices he opposes Mann will instead seek the use of natural remedies such as Gerson Therapy to aid his fight and is seeking contributions to his treatment made through his Website.
Read the full article here. Also be sure to follow Keith on Twitter for updates on his health.
Bionic body parts used to be the stuff of science fiction but with recent advancements of technology the once unimaginable feats of engineering and innovation are coming to life. The most recent example is a contact lens which makes it possible to achieve far better than 20/20 vision and can be worn comfortably at any age.
Dr. Garth Webb is an optometrist from British Columbia who developed the lens which is implanted directly into the patients eye. Even though the lens would naturally decay over time and would have to be replaced every so often, it would also provide the wearer complete protection from cataracts and other potentially harmful eye diseases. The lens would only be offered to those who are over 25 years of age because the eye does not fully develop until the mid-twenties. Dr. Webb claims the lens enhances every aspect of vision and is like seeing the world with HD technology. In other words, the lens gives a person super-human vision.
Alexei Beltyukov has learned that the innovative doctor spent $3 million researching and developing the Bionic lens which has been presented to researchers from all around the world with great reviews. In fact, clinical trials will soon be underway for the eye implant and will be available to consumers once it has passed the trials and further developed in response. Webb is the first one to successfully invent a bionic lens, something that has been attempted by many others.
Getting the proper amount of daily exercise comes with a host of benefits. As most people know, a decent hour in the gym or a half an hour doing aerobics at home helps ensure you lose weight and develop a decent amount of muscle tone. Not everyone, however, knows that a decided lack of exercise can undermine the body’s rhythms.
The various functions of the human body (heartbeat, digestion, etc) should also operate in an optimal manner through the day. At different points during a 24 hour period, we may feel more tired such as late at night. Around 9 in the morning, we are probably going to feel more hungry. Of course, this is all predicated around the notion our body is operating properly with its normal rhythms. Once those rhythms are out of place, we start to feel as if something is “off”. In some cases, these feelings can end up being outright debilitating.
A host of factors could contribute to such problems. Based on a 2009 research study that is now gaining more attention, we are learning lack of exercise factors into these woes. When you are not exercising your body, you end up losing both mental and physical sharpness. The rhythms simple, well, lose their rhythm.
The clear way, as the folks at Beneful see it, to overcome these woes is to not miss out on exercise sessions. Instead, put the proper amount of time into working out hard and staying in good shape.
When people consistently go to their doctors, actually showing up is half the battle. The other half is being able to communicate with the doctor about any questions or concerns involving your health as a patient. Researchers are exploring the possibility of giving technology a bigger role in the field of doctor and patient communication. The ease and access of computers can simplify the need for patients to come in. With just a click of a button, their doctor could be notified about any concerns and the patient can get easy, over the Internet help from their physician. This type of communication could offset the number of physical visits that doctors regularly receive. There is, however, a few concerns when it comes to Internet safety. Last month Hillary Clinton was ostracized in the media for using her personal email to discuss confidential government information. Critics are concerned about the safety of information containing a patient’s symptoms or diseases. When people go in for routine checkups, whatever is discussed inside of the office between the doctor and patient is confidential. It’s called Doctor-Patient Confidentiality. All doctor’s offices and practices, medical and therapy based, are required by law to keep this oath. There is less of a threat to leak information by word of mouth; sending sensitive information over the internet brings on different concerns of its own. If information like that was leaked it could lead to doctors facing lawsuits about the exposure of private information. The folks over at Handy know there is more to be discussed on the matter, but the hopes for this type of communication are high.
It turns out that hospitals and medical offices are a bit choosey about how they treat their patients. The healthcare system is actually very warped and there is a whole group of patients that receive VIP treatment including politicians and the higher class population. Amen Clinic even says that there are even exclusive rooms and separate floors dedicated to these patients in certain medical facilities all across the United States. This may not be surprising to many people. You yourself may have been in a hospital waiting room and noticed that certain patients get taken before others regardless of what order people walked in through the door and registered. This sometimes has to do with money while sometimes it is focused on who has health insurance and what kind. A new book is coming out that is titled The Nurses: A Year Of Secrets, Drama and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital.
This book focuses on a
group of nurses and what they go through at their jobs each day. Doctors often have a very cushy job and come in and out quickly while nurses do most of the work. Nurses even explain that the worst time to get sick and head to a office or hospital is in July. This is because nursing students have just graduated, and they are coming into the field brand new. The experience level is down and the flow of a facility is not up to par. This is actually called the “July Effect” by many medical professionals. As you look around you next time you are faced with a medical issue, you may notice more and more the unequal treatment that is occurring each day.
We are completely dependent on our five senses to take in information from the world around us. Eyesight and hearing are certainly two of the most important ones. Doctors are becoming alarmed at the number of younger people today who are exhibiting early signs of eventual hearing loss. Hearing loss among the young is about 30 percent higher than two to three decades ago, and it is such a problem that the World Health Organization that 1.1 billion young people are at risk of hearing problems or outright hearing loss. The main culprit is the ear buds that so many of us, especially young people, use to listen to music and other things on our mp3 players or smartphones.
Folks like Keith Mann have learned that there are already concerns about the electromagnetic radiation emitted by these phones given how frequently young people use them. Studies of that problem are still ongoing as the high degree of use of such devices has never been as great before, so previous studies may not even be applicable given changes in usage habits. Now, the combination of high volume, and the fact that ear buds put that volume very close to the ear drum, is causing concern among doctors. They, of course, recommend that people do not play their devices anywhere near their loudest volume levels and that they limit their use when listening to music. Getting headphones that go over instead of in the ear is another recommendation.
Studies have shown that just walking two minutes per hour of sitting will help keep your metabolism and body in check throughout the workday. Also being able to just stand throughout the workday is better than sitting alone, helping to increase blood flow and circulation. Walking around for just two minutes every hour helps prevent the chance of becoming a type two diabetic. Tests have proven to show that even though treadmill desks or standing desks do very much help increase physical activity, they are less productive work wise because of things like typing accuracy and distracting focus to the user and users around them. Scientists have said that walking directly after sitting helps “reset” your attention span and boost your body’s moral to actually make you more productive when you come back to your desk and start working again.
The more you do it the better you will feel as well because your body will get into a groove and your mind will unknowingly remind you that you have another break coming up soon every hour, thus helping you stay productive according to Boraie Development. Over all, whether you are stand, walking, or running, making sure that you give yourself some time every hour of the day to be active is very important to your overall health.