Years ago my former husband John had surgery because of a bleeding ulcer. Afterwards the gastroenterologist told him he would be on Protonics for the rest of his life. The internist agreed.
Just yesterday, speaking with 4 other women, Acid Reflux issues came up with 3 of them!!! I thought this blog was a perfect subject, as a result.
John was off the medicine in 2 weeks!! We did our research and also spoke with Dr. Richard Brouse. Here is a current article by him on Acid Reflux. May it help anyone suffering. Call me for more information
Heart Attack True-False Question
Which of the following could be an early warning sign of a heart attack?
C. Jaw pain___
Answer: All of them, again (are you onto us?). “It’s hard to parse some of these symptoms because women tend to be juggling so much as a matter of course,” says Arnett. Three questions to ask : is this a new symptom? Did it appear suddenly? Does it resolve if I rest for a few minutes? “When in doubt, call an ambulance,” she says “If the worst case scenario is wasting time at the hospital, that’s far than than the alternative.”
Attention workaholics: How many hours can you clock each week before your heart pays a price?
Answer: A. When researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Centers and the University of St Thomas in Houston analyzed data on more than 1,900 people, they found that among people who worked 45 hours per week for a decade or more, each additional hour meant greater risk of heart disease. Risk climbed 16 percent when people put in 55 hours and 35 percent for 60 hours.
I have been at a conference so I got behind. I’ll be catching up this week!
Which is the best choice here?
Your friend just betrayed you big time! What’s the heart healthiest way to manage your anger?
A. Tell her off___
B. Run it off____
C. Walk it off___
D. Find consolation in Ben and Jerry’s___
Answer: C Taking a walk calms the fight or flight response, as do cool down activities like stretching and deep breathing. Intense physical activity, on the other hand, can push your heart into the danger zone. “Anger triggers an adrenaline response that reduces blood flow to the arteries,” says Donna Arnett, PhD, dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. “Strenuous exercise in this state is incredibly taxing on the heart.” An Australian study found that the risk of a heart attack was more than eight times higher when patients had been very angry in two hours before the onset of symptoms, while another recent study showed that the risk tripled in those who experienced anger and heavy exertion in the hour before.
Which of these is not a risk factor for heart disease?
A. High blood pressure ___
C. Migraines ____
D. Smoking ____
Answer: Trick question…they all might be. You can probably rattle off most risk factors by…well, heart, with the possible exception of migraines. But a Harvard study of more than 100,000 women recently found that migraine sufferers were 50 percent likelier to have a heart attack, a stroke, or fatal heart disease, regardless of other risk factors, Genetics, hormones and inflammation are all possible culprits, but “the short answer is that we do not yet know what precise mechanism causes this,” says lead researcher Tobias Kurth, MD, adjunct professor at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Over the next week I will be sharing “true or false” health questions. Let me know what you think! These came from O Magazine and I thought you would find them interesting and informative!
“For each pair of breakfast foods, circle the option with less sodium per serving.”
Cornflakes or shredded wheat ___
Greek yogurt or cottage cheese___
Whole wheat toast or a bagel
Answer: Shredded wheat, Greek yogurt, and whole wheat toast all contain significantly less sodium per serving than the other options. Why should you care? Americans consume more than 3,400 milligrams of sodium a day on average far above the American Heart Association’s recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams and nearly double its ideal limit of 1,500. “All that sodium can raise blood pressure, a major contributor to heart disease,” explains Cheryl Anderson, PhD, an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Try to eat mostly fresh food, and always check labels. Choosing foods that contain only one milligram of sodium per calorie or less- no more than 100 milligrams in a 100- calorie food, for example- can help you stay within healthy limits, say Anderson.
Let’s hear it for our fabulous over 60 crowd!!
The question is, how do we all come out of the closet and say to the many who have ignored us, “I am here! I have valuable information to share, ideas & perspectives that might change the directions our society is taking”? Aging is magnificent – let’s live it to the fullest.
Families, now further apart, often look at their parents as obsolete or having suddenly gone “stupid” with minimal value to offer. While they have no patience for us, perhaps we can teach them that patience is a virtue that took us years to acquire.
Here is a yummy snack that can fill you up with healthy food and give you more energy and protein to keep you from hunger and carb cravings. ENJOY!!
1 C nut butter – smooth peanut, almond or my favorite sunflower & honey butter – buy organic
1 C Quality vanilla protein powder – my choice is either Energizing Soy or Life Plan Shake by Shaklee
1/4-1/3 C local honey to taste
1/4 C dried fruit – cranberry, cut up dates, raisins all work well
1/4 C chopped walnuts, pecans, or cashews
How important is a conversation? What does that even mean?
Conversation takes on many aspects in building relationships, setting goals, fulfilling desires, raising children, enjoying family, discussing health issues and just life in general.
Yes, we are talking conversation…not yelling and debating. You want these conversations to lead you to a positive outcome…raising and discussing questions that will help you understand where you are and where you really want to be or where the other person in the conversation is or wants to be.