Posted on | October 15, 2009 | 1 Comment
While statins have been researched and documented as possible remedies to reducing inflammation and with that heart disease, heart attacks and strokes, there are other more invasive ways to help combat the risks of inflammation. There are several natural remedies which promote not only inflammation reduction, but also a healthier lifestyle and well-being.
Without further delay, I present the following healthful steps to combating the harmful effects of increased inflammation:
1. Diet: Typically, too many Americans as well as increasing rates in other countries consume a diet too high in saturated and trans fats. Fried foods, simple starches and other foods high in preservatives and low in nutritional value help increase the possibilities of inflammation. Sticking to a Mediterranean or Paleolithic diet is a key means to reducing inflammation in the body as well as avoiding such chronic diseases as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Furthermore, a combination of fish and/or fish oils high in Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as foods rich in alpha-linolenic acid, like walnuts and flaxseed, have shown to aid heart health and helping reduce inflammation in the body.
2. Exercise: While sometimes not the easiest activity to plan in your schedule, it is becoming more and more important to get a steady amount of exercise every week. Staying active promotes not only heart health, as well as metabolism and bone and muscle strength, but also the underlying effect of curbing inflammation in the body.
3. Proper sleep: Getting the recommended amount of sleep every night is sometimes overlooked when it comes to reducing inflammation and promoting a healthy body. Sleeping restfully for 7-8 hours every night has been shown to promote a healthy well-being. Keep in mind, drug or alcohol intoxicated sleep does not promote the same type of sleep useful to the body.
4. Waist size: It is important to keep an eye not just on your overall weight and Body Mass Index (BMI), but also on the size of your waist. A correct measurement of the waist size is from the circumference around the upper part of the hip, not where your jeans rest around your waist. Fat around this area is often the most harmful regarding inflammation and the negative effects of weight on the body; so be sure to exercise your waistline as well as watch what you eat.
5. Stress Reduction: When people are stressed, the hormones associated with stress increase in the body and create more inflammation in the body. Deep breathing, meditation or other relaxing techniques are advised to help reduce your stress levels.
There are countless other ways to help reduce inflammation in the body, however following the above 5 steps can only help in your efforts to remain healthy and promote longevity.
Posted on | January 20, 2009 | 3 Comments
Hormone Replacement Therapy was the subject of Oprah’s show last week. Oprah had many specialists on the show, including Robin, author of What’s Age Got to Do with it?, Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of Wisdom of the Menopause, and Dr. Wulf Utian, executive director of the North American Menopausal Society. The topic is also discussed in the February Issue of O, Oprah’s monthly magazine.
Oprah Winfrey states, “Hormone replacement therapy is relevant to women of all ages, Oprah says. “If you’re a woman who’s planning to live past the age of 35, at some point you’re going to face hormone imbalance,” she says. “All women need to be armed with this information.”
Dr. Northrup notes that many woemen findhormone replacement therapy confusing. She further states this is partly the result of all the ‘flip-flopping’ within the medical community as to whether hormone replacement therapy is an effective means of coping with Menopause.
Hormone Replacement Therapy is not a one-sized-fits-all program; instead, experts believe it should be tailored to fit ones needs, as well as overseen by an MD. To learn more about Hormone Replacement Therapy, visit Eternity Medicine to better understand the effects of the following Hormones: Progesterone, Estrogen, and Testosterone Precursors.
Posted on | September 5, 2008 | No Comments
A recent international Wisdom study followed the lifestyles of 5,692 women between the ages of 50 and 69 living in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The study showed that hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, may significantly improve the quality of life for women.
The report found that three out of four women that had night sweats or hot flushes experienced relief after twelve months of hormone replacement therapy, according to the International Menopause Society. The group also experienced improved sexual activity, sleep and joint pain was considerably reduced for post menopausal women.
The health study indicates that hormone replacement therapy can aid both pre and post menopausal women in their quest to improve quality of life in their later years. President of the International Menopause Society, Dr. David Sturdee of Solihull, UK noted that, “This is a significant study, which supports our views on HRT. It shows that HRT can offer real benefits to most women experiencing menopausal symptoms. Our advice remains the same; each woman is an individual, and she needs to discuss what’s right for her with her doctor, in the light of her medical history. This study reinforces the benefits of appropriate use.”
Hormone replacement therapy is not a one sized fit all remedy, but must be tailored to suit a specific woman’s needs. Contact your local physician or MD to discuss if hormone replacement therapy can help improve your quality of life.
Posted on | August 25, 2008 | No Comments
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Posted on | August 25, 2008 | No Comments
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Posted on | July 30, 2008 | No Comments
Recent aging studies and research analysis has found that perhaps people can help curb the effects of aging gracefully, while looking and living a healthier existence. As witnessed by such athletes and superstars, as far raging as Brett Favre to US Swimmer Dara Torres or Helen Mirren to Madonna, may in fact have some secret to prolonging their younger appearance or maintaining a physically demanding performance.
A recent Harvard University study researched the brain activities of young adults and a group of seniors. The aging study analyzed the brains default network of the brain, including the prefrontal lobe and cingulate cortex.
Jessica Andrews-Hanna, study lead author. noted. “When the front of the brain fires, you want to see the back of the brain fire right back. Unfortunately, this connection seems to weaken with age, so that older people can end up with a rather disconnected brain.”
The study notes, as other research has supported, that the mind can rewire itself, and the instructions your brain commutes to your body can have a large impact on the way one lives.
As the Washington Post noted: “What the latest science suggests, however, is that the best anti-aging treatment isn’t something you apply to your skin or buy in a bottle: It’s what you already have in your head. The bad news, of course, is that the same research shows that the passage of time is not an equal opportunity eroder.”
Form more information on Aging and Body’s ability to effect the process, see the rest of the article.