Category Health

Living With Diabetes Requires Special Attention

Diabetes Testing

Do you know someone who is living with diabetes? If you answered yes, you know living with diabetes requires special attention and you may have experienced some of the situations I will be discussing. For many years of living with and being next door to my parents who both had type I diabetes, it becomes a natural instinct to pay attention to their demeanor. My mother experienced many episodes of low blood sugar that required ambulance services.

It’s important to have a specified diet to follow to avoid fluctuation of sugar levels. Many foods that contain high carb content can be just as bad as eating sweets on a regular basis. The seasonings used plays a big part in the taste of the food but can also bring negative influences on the body...

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Avoid Unnecessary Trips To The Hospital

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Unless you feel that it’s an emergency, avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital. An emergency is a life-threatening situation in which you feel you may not live another day. Calling a nurse hotline is the first step that should be taken to find the relief you need for the situation, and calling within the first day or two that symptoms appear. I have a dear friend that recently had a situation, being afraid it was appendicitis, that was not addressed in the first 48 hours and by the third day, she was barely able to walk, and wasn’t able to go to work either...

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Longer Healthier Hair That Shines

If you’re looking for longer healthier hair, according to the experts there are a few ingredients to be considered when selecting products used on your hair. Most shampoos are filled with sulfates that strip the oils needed for healthier hair and most people shampoo their hair on a daily basis and without using a conditioner. When shampooing the hair, only lather up the scalp and allow the suds to slide down the hair to remove the dirt and build up on the hair. I never thought about only adding shampoo to my scalp and not my hair. When I was a little girl and learning to shampoo my hair, my mother would always say, let me smell your head to see if it’s clean...

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Blood Clots Were Passed

Blood Clots

Blood clots were passed after my friends’ menstrual cycle had ended and she was terrified. The day after her menstrual cycle had ended and no signs of blood, suddenly she began passing large blood clots, size of a golf ball and passed several before conferring with her doctor. After a couple of hours of passing clots and having lots of pain in her abdomen, she called her doctor to see if he was available to see her. He told her to come in at a certain time that was an hour after calling and performed many tests including pregnancy test which she really didn’t think was a possibility since she has just had a menstrual cycle even though she was horrified to think it could be a miscarriage and then a vaginal sonogram was performed.

To no avail, no acceptable reason was g...

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Healthy Recipe That’s Right For Summer

Healthy Food

A delicious healthy recipe that’s right for Summer, lite weight and definitely accents many meals that will be served during the summer months. Its simplicity is the best part and so much flavor is involved when the broccoli, red onions meet the bacon and with the raisins and sunflower seeds incorporated, it’s a dish you want to try.

Broccoli Salad

1 bunch of fresh broccoli chopped  ( small pieces )

1/2 cup chopped onion   red or Vidalia

1/2 cup salted sunflower seeds or nuts

1/2 cup raisins

8 strips of crisp bacon crumbled or real bacon bits

Mix all salad ingredients together and toss.

Dressing:

1/2 cup sugar or sweetener

1 T. vinegar or red wine

1/2 cup mayo

Mix ingredients and put aside, the dressing should be added to the salad about 30 minutes before serving.

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Contacts Or Glasses Whats Your Preference?

Contact Lens

Contacts or glasses, what’s your preference? This has been an age-old question for many years. Wearing glasses prohibits the ability to wear sunglasses and for that reason, many people would prefer contacts. But everyone doesn’t really have an option since contacts aren’t suitable for some eyes. Being a contact lens wearer can be a challenge in the beginning but with the right determination, you will surpass the uncomfortable feeling and will be glad you did.

My friend Yvonne had worn glasses since she was in the second grade and when she became a senior in high school, she decided to get contacts. She wanted her senior pictures to look their best and not feel like she was hiding behind some glasses that she despised wearing...

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Hearing Aids Are Not Just For Seniors

Hearing Aid

Hearing aids are not just for seniors but to someone with a hearing problem will take some adjusting. Knowing the additional volume is needed can be one thing but not knowing causes you to wonder if they just have selective hearing (like most kids have) or do you just talk a little louder to see if you get a response? Hearing is a sense that can be damaged from the frequent inner ear infections, ruptured eardrum caused from ear infections not being treated in a timely manner or from a blow to the head in or around the ear area. Hearing devices are a possibility for hearing assistance...

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Medic Alert For Peace Of Mind

Medic Alert Device

A medic alert could be the answer. As many people transition from the once spirited, energetic, and independent youngsters into senior status, our life as we once knew it, changes too. While some seniors have the ability to continue their mobility standards, while others are not as fortunate. Not being able to live the exact same life, is something everyone faces and has the possibility of needing some type of assistance in their later years. Due to the fact that most seniors have to face some type of adjustments to continue independent living, a medic alert device may be considered for yours and your loved ones peace of mind.  Depending on your medical condition, many struggles with various health situations that convicts the reasons why a device may be needed...

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Brain Development Among Children

Brain Development

Children display their brain development in many different ways,  but they’re usually categorized by age instead of ability. Some of the contributing factors of the child’s brain development are the behavior displayed around them. Babies learn different functions at different intervals defining their abilities and characteristics. Many adjustments have to be made for them to develop at their pace. Thinking a child will be smart just because the parents are smart is not necessarily true but if enough time is spent with the child, perhaps this can be the case. Talking to your baby daily, beginning at the time they’re born, will give them a sense of security and start the brain development process. Babies and toddlers mimic things we do, therefore only doing things you wa...

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Lack Of Attention May Cause Behavior Problems

Behavior Problems

Behavior problems can show signs at an early age because young children and babies desire the same attention as most young adults, yet in many cases, they’re not receiving the necessary time needed to nurture them. When children aren’t given enough nurturing daily, they tend to have a behavior problem that could be avoided if parents would set aside adequate time to spend with them. Giving them the special time of their own gives them a sense of belonging, feeling like they’re a part of your life that surrenders good behavior. Children need different levels of attention, ten minutes with one child may be enough, while others need twenty minutes or more, depending on their maturity as they grow up. It’s parents responsibility to create a suitable living situation and acc...

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An Amazing Discovery For Overall Health

 Overall Health

Pills To Improve Health

I was searching on the web this morning and ran across an amazing article and video by Dr. Vincent Pedre, MD. He was revealing the Big Food Business Harming Americans and I may have figured out the reasons why people today are living longer today than in the 1900s, in spite of all the bad foods that we’re consuming today versus foods in the 1900s. The foods grown in the early days had much fewer toxins than we consume today, and I’ve been saying for years, the foods today are to blame for obesity in our country. If you’re consuming foods with all the preservatives used today, it must be preserving our bodies as well and that’s why we live longer. That’s just my theory. Dr...

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Quit Smoking And Enjoy Life While You Can

Quit Smoking

 It’s easier to quit smoking with the assistance of a family member or friend because having their support keeps you committed. Having positive reinforcement is the only way to overcome any addiction you have and smoking is one of those addictions when you’ll need support to quit. I have heard time and time again, how people have tried several times, on several occasions, to quit smoking and there are several options to choose from ranging from gum to medications, even hypnosis.  I had a brief conversation with a friend in which I  haven’t corresponded with until we crossed paths recently and found that she had stopped smoking over a year ago...

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