Don’t forget your 🌂 and 🧥 Keep safe everyone!
Protect yourself and your loved ones from illnesses brought by changes in the weather.
💦Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily.
💉Take your vitamin supplements.
👩🏻⚕️Visit your doctor if you have cough for more than a week.
😷Wear a mask to protect yourself and avoid sharing germs at work or in school.
It's Summer, forget about apples and eat one fig a day to ward off disease. Considering the short season of figs, make sure you get to enjoy the wide array of its benefits. Figs are rich in several essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese and iron as well as vitamin K and B. Together, these compounds help to support bone density, regulate blood sugar level, maintain an optimal blood pressure and regulate the proper functionality of the nervous and the muscular system. It is considered a relaxing food that can bring calmness to your day. Figs have a unique fleshy chewy texture, they are one of the most fibre dense foods with its million seed content rendering them a natural laxative that promotes regular bowel movement, eases constipation and benefit your overall health.The fig leaf tea has been known for its effect to soothe sore throats and treat respiratory infections like bronchitis. Enjoy fresh figs while it's in season and eat dried ones all year round with an even higher nutritional value than the fresh ones, however, abide by moderation as dried figs have a high sugar content. Rest assured that eating one fig a day is enough to provide you with all benefits so don't over eat especially if you are watching your weight as figs have a high caloric content... moderation remains key. Figs can be eaten on its own as a snack or can be added to salads, curries and many other dishes. Note that the more ripe they are, the more antioxidants they provide. Stay tuned for fig innovative recipes with wellnessjourney.ca #heathysnack#healthcoach#healthyfood#figs#summer#freshfood#driedfruit#hearthealth#fiber#foodchoices#seasonal#diabeticsupport#holisticnutrition#moderation#balance#foodforhealth#minerals#antioxidants#innovation#healthyrecipes#snacks#prevention#preventivemedicine
Are your workouts leaving you with pain or injuries? Are you a weekend warrior tackling long hikes or other activities which later leave you with pain? Do you participate in things like Tough Mudder, CrossFit, other high intensity interval training (HIIT), and even things like barre classes?
You may be like many others who are pushing themselves to complete these activities, no matter what. They are often being done with poor form, poor mechanics, pushing through fatigue, or working at a level of conditioning that the individual isn't quite ready for. In some cases, certain muscles may not be working properly causing other muscles to work more than intended.
Many of these people eventually seek out care, and wind up in physical therapy. We are finding that they are often struggling with neuromuscular imbalances. In other words, certain muscles are weak, and others are overworking.
At Back in Step Physical Therapy, we do assessments to help find out what's contributing to your aches and pains, whether it's poor form or muscle imbalances, and we'll get you back on the road to conquering your workouts and recreational activities, whatever they may be! Let us help you be proactive in preventing a more serious injury!
Age-Related Macular Degeneration or AMD is a common eye condition and a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead.
In some people, AMD advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the disease progresses faster and may lead to a loss of vision in one or both eyes. As AMD progresses, a blurred area near the center of vision is a common symptom. Over time, the blurred area may grow larger or you may develop blank spots in your central vision. Objects also may not appear to be as bright as they used to be.
AMD by itself does not lead to complete blindness, with no ability to see. However, the loss of central vision in AMD can interfere with simple everyday activities, such as the ability to see faces, drive, read, write, or do close work, such as cooking or fixing things around the house.
The macula is made up of millions of light-sensing cells that provide sharp, central vision. It is the most sensitive part of the retina, which is located at the back of the eye. The retina turns light into electrical signals and then sends these electrical signals through the optic nerve to the brain, where they are translated into the images we see. When the macula is damaged, the center of your field of view may appear blurry, distorted, or dark.
Who is at risk?
Age is a major risk factor for AMD. The disease is most likely to occur after age 60, but it can occur earlier. Other risk factors for AMD include:
Smoking. Research shows that smoking doubles the risk of AMD.
Race. AMD is more common among Caucasians than among African-Americans or Hispanics/Latinos.
Family history and Genetics. People with a family history of AMD are at higher risk. At last count, researchers had identified nearly 20 genes that can affect the risk of developing AMD.
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Food created at our family hands-on class. Adult salads followed by kids rainbow salad served in cabbage leaves. Produce to pick from for the salads and peak-season fruit to devour at hearts content. Success!
Fantastic working alongside Dr. Angie Neison. Family hands-on class for Sharp Rees-Stealy physicians and their families. Adults demystified salad dressings and worked on chopping skills making a collaborative salad. Kids also perfected chopping and spiralizing skills and made an impressive rainbow salad. Thank you @banyankitchencafe for working with us to make this an incredibly successful event.
Did you know that sunlight, in moderate amounts, can actually help prevent skin cancer?
Adequate sunlight exposure appears to protect against melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers, presumably through the increased production of protective vitamin D. One study that looked at overall cancer rates in several states concluded that, although frequent sun exposure statistically causes 2,000 U.S. cancer fatalities per year, it also acts to prevent another 138,000 U.S. annual cancer deaths and could, possibly, prevent 30,000 more deaths if Americans practiced regular, moderate sunning. For the best health, it's important to get adequate sunshine without getting sunburned.
Weird enough, I live in Florida, the Su shine state, and about a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with a vitamin D deficiency. After taking a honest look at my daily habits, I realized that hardly got outside most days and spend most of the day in air conditioning. Fortunately I have corrected this deficiency and my levels are back to normal. This trip I made sure my family and I got plenty of sun!
Reason to perform an iron panel test:
These tests are used to evaluate iron metabolism in patients when iron deficiency, overload, or poisoning is suspected.
Let’s look closer at the test:
Abnormal levels of iron are characteristic of many diseases, including iron-deficiency anemia and hemochromatosis (=Iron overload). As much as 70% of the iron in the body is found in the hemoglobin of the red blood cells (RBCs). The other 30% is stored in the form of ferritin and hemosiderin (=iron-storage complex within cells, not widely available). Iron is supplied by the diet. About 10% of the ingested iron is absorbed in the small intestine and transported to the plasma. There the iron is bound to a globulin protein called transferrin and carried to the bone marrow for incorporation into hemoglobin.
Transferrin exists in relationship to the need for iron. When iron stores are low, transferrin levels increase, whereas transferrin is low when there is too much iron.
Usually about one-third of the transferrin is being used to transport iron.
Because of this, the blood serum has considerable extra iron-binding capacity, which is the Unsaturated Iron Binding Capacity (UIBC). The TIBC equals UIBC plus the serum iron measurement. Some laboratories measure UIBC, some measure TIBC, and some measure transferrin. The serum iron determination is a measurement of the quantity of iron bound to transferrin.
What is anemia?
Iron-deficiency anemia is a result of reduced stored iron. It has many causes, including: (1) insufficient iron intake,
(2) inadequate gut absorption,
(3) increased requirements (as in growing children and late pregnancy), and
(4) loss of blood (as in menstruation, bleeding peptic ulcer, colon neoplasm).
Iron deficiency results in a decreased production of hemoglobin, which in turn results in a small, pale (microcytic, hypochromic) red blood cell.
A decrease in the mean corpuscular volume and mean corpuscular hemoglobinconcentration is also seen. —————- Go to blog.healthmatters.io to read the full article and 100’s more! 🤓
Our client is losing weight, reversing arthritis, and feeling better now! 3 weeks into working with us. Her 1000$/month arthritis pills will no longer be needed.. few more weeks. And she will be cured from this horrible disease.
How much do you spend on meds, chiropractors, acupunctures, doctor visits, lost time with your family and friends, missed out field trips, events, activities due to your illness, chronic fatigue, depression?
What is your illness really costing you?
P.S. this client had doubts that she can follow our program and that it will work for her. She is doing it and it is working. Her pains are now 3/10. The tests will come in soon as well. •
🔥If your doctor tells you that you can’t reverse autoimmune disease, that just means he or she has never done it. In our practice, it is completely normal that autoimmune disease gets better.🔥
If you are someone who is struggling with a chronic disease that has been bothering you for years, reach out to us via PM and we will see if we can help you actually get healed.
*** Not temporal bandages, but healing where you no longer suffer from pains and no longer require your meds! We only invite those people to work with us whom we know for sure we can get results for — assuming you follow exactly what we tell you to do. @viktoriyaandoksana
Summer pasta goodness. Those sautéed mushrooms I posted, I would have mixed those right into this, yet there are a few minors that live in my house that aren’t quite there with mushrooms. So, on the side they went. They still tasted them and I mixed those mushrooms right in for added umami. Here is pasta (any shape you like or have) with garlic sautéed zucchini, red pepper flakes for just a bit of heat, then I mixed in our first batch of diced backyard tomatoes right before serving to keep the freshness and they just warmed up a bit. Pecorino Romano grated on top. Buon appetito!