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How to Tighten Your Abdomen by Walking. Though people spend hours doing crunches, planks and curls to strengthen their abs, walking can also contribute to a taut tummy. Proper posture calls for your abdominals to be engaged while your core initiates the movement of your legs. Slouching throws the alignment of your entire body off and contributes to a pouch-like stomach. Fix your posture and you will be able to tighten your abdomen while you are walking. Stand with your feet parallel to each other and balance your weight evenly on both feet.

You should feel all four corners of each foot on the ground. Position your shoulders over your hips so that they are not rolling forward or pulled too far back, both of which will throw your alignment off and weaken your pelvis and abdominal muscles. Roll your seat under so that it is not sticking out behind you; when your seat is pulled too far back, it forces your torso to move forward improperly, which also weakens your abdominal muscles. Engage your abdominal muscles slightly. Teaching Doctors About Nutrition and Diet. A nutrition gap in modern medicine. March 26, 2013|By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune reporter Dr. Clyde Yancy, chief of cardiology at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, walks with patient Tiffany Hendricks, 29. Yancy said what patients need most is coaching and support that can help them make lasting behavioral changes, but that’s no easy task. (Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune) Despite a growing consensus that cardiovascular disease is a "food-borne" illness, many physicians are ill-prepared to advise patients on what they should eat to best protect them from heart attack or stroke.

One provocative new study found that a Mediterranean-style diet was so effective at warding off heart attacks, stroke and death that scientists stopped it early. They wanted to let subjects in the control group and the public start to reap the benefits. "Ask 50 cardiologists and they'll say, 'Of course I know about the Mediterranean diet,'" said Dr. "There's tremendous ignorance about nutrition among physicians," added Dr. AJCN | Mobile. © 2008 American Society for Clinical Nutrition Authors Abstract Background: Brazil nuts provide a rich natural source of selenium, yet no studies have investigated the bioavailability of selenium in humans.

Objective: We investigated the efficacy of Brazil nuts in increasing selenium status in comparison with selenomethionine. Design: A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 59 New Zealand adults. Participants consumed 2 Brazil nuts thought to provide ≈100 μg Se, 100 μg Se as selenomethionine, or placebo daily for 12 wk. Actual intake from nuts averaged 53 μg Se/d (possible range: 20–84 μg Se). Results: Plasma selenium increased by 64.2%, 61.0%, and 7.6%; plasma GPx by 8.3%, 3.4%, and −1.2%; and whole blood GPx by 13.2%, 5.3%, and 1.9% in the Brazil nut, selenomethionine, and placebo groups, respectively.

Conclusion: Consumption of 2 Brazil nuts daily is as effective for increasing selenium status and enhancing GPx activity as 100 μg Se as selenomethionine. Analytic methods Footnotes. Study Paints Somber Picture of U.S. Mental Health Status and Access to Care. Researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center analyzed a federal health information database and concluded that 3.4 percent of the U.S. population (more than 8.3 million) adult Americans suffer from serious psychological distress, or SPD. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which conducts the National Health Interview Survey on which the research is based, SPD combines feelings of sadness, worthlessness, and restlessness that are hazardous enough to impair people's physical well-being.

Previous survey estimates had put the number of Americans suffering from SPD at 3 percent or less. The findings — believed to be the first analysis of its kind in more than a decade — were published in the journal Psychiatric Services online April 17. "Based on our data, we estimate that millions of Americans have a level of emotional functioning that leads to lower quality of life and life expectancy," says Weissman. SOURCE NYU Langone Medical Center Related Links. The Capability Approach (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) 1. What kind of theoretical framework? Within moral and political philosophy, the capability approach has in recent decades emerged as a new theoretical framework about well-being, development and justice. Although we can trace some aspects of the capability approach back to, among others, Aristotle, Adam Smith, and Karl Marx (see Nussbaum 1988, 1992; Sen 1993, 1999: 14, 24; Walsh 2000), it is economist-philosopher Amartya Sen who pioneered the approach and philosopher Martha Nussbaum and a growing number of other scholars across the humanities and the social sciences who have significantly developed it.

The capability approach purports that freedom to achieve well-being is a matter of what people are able to do and to be, and thus the kind of life they are effectively able to lead. In its broader uses, the capability approach not only evaluates the lives of individuals (as in the more narrow use), but also includes other considerations in its evaluations. 2. The core ideas 3. 4. 5. The promise and peril of DIY electrical brain stimulation. The last 15 years have seen a resurgence of interest among medical researchers in transcranial direct current stimulation, or tDCS.

It’s a mild form of brain stimulation that uses a direct, constant, low current delivered to the brain via electrodes—typically placed at both sides of the forehead to stimulate the prefrontal cortex. Some studies suggest this stimulation can help alleviate depression, offering a potential alternative for patients who want to avoid medication and the more severe electroconvulsive therapy. Studies have also suggested the treatment could enhance cognition, which inevitably led to a do-it-yourself tDCS community forming online.

So while research into the medical uses for tDCS has crept slowly forward, alongside it runs a parallel track of lay experimenters using themselves as guinea pigs. And a market has evolved for homebrew tDCS kits, too; many promise the kinds of cognitive improvements that science can’t yet prove. Being fitted with a tCDS device. Dr. Moderate screen use 'boosts teen wellbeing' Image copyright Thinkstock A study of screen time and mental wellbeing among teenagers has suggested moderate use of devices may be beneficial in a connected world. The researchers collected self-reported data from 120,000 English 15-year-olds about their digital device habits. They found a "Goldilocks effect" where a few hours of device-use seemed to boost mental wellbeing.

One developmental psychologist welcomed the paper but said there was still room for more study. "Moderate engagement in digital activities is not harmful," notes the paper, published today in the journal Psychological Science. In addition, the first hour or two of screen time was actually associated with an increase in mental wellbeing for those using computers, smartphones, video games and watching TV or films. 'Goldilocks effect' Weekday use with a positive effect on wellbeing was described as follows: The effect was boosted at weekends, with the peak lasting up to four hours and 50 minutes when watching TV.

Letter wars. The 10 commandments of cancer prevention. About one of every three Americans will develop some form of malignancy during his or her lifetime. This year alone, about 1,437,000 new cases will be diagnosed, and more than 565,000 people will die of the disease. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in America, and as deaths from heart disease decline, it's poised to assume the dubious distinction of becoming our leading killer. Despite these grim statistics, doctors have made great progress in understanding the biology of cancer cells, and they have already been able to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. But instead of just waiting for new breakthroughs, you can do a lot to protect yourself right now. Get regular check-ups, including the screening tests that can help detect cancer before it causes any symptoms. Screening tests can help detect malignancies in their earliest stages, but you should always be alert for symptoms of the disease.

It's a rough guide at best. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. You gotta see this: The war on holistic, alternative medicine is in full swing. (NaturalNews) Have you heard the news lately? The field of Holistic Medicine is under attack by Big Pharma, yet again. A list containing 14 deaths from inter-related fields of medicine has surfaced. The beginning of the deaths started roughly around June 19th 2015 and the latest addition to the list was on February 14th 2016. Almost an entire year has passed and key individuals from their respective fields have been murdered, some in Holistic Medicine and some specializing in cancer research. From the bombshell information contained in the following video, you can draw your own conclusions about the motives behind these tragic deaths. Some serious medical findings must be getting uncovered for Big Pharma to stick its nasty neck out this far!

Cheryl DeBoerMountlake Terrace detectives released some sparse new details on Wednesday about their investigation into the death of 53-year-old Cheryl DeBoer. DeBoer's body was found in a culvert Sunday, and her car was found about two miles away. The Witch Hunt for Alternative Medicine Practitioners. Old wives tales and recipes for remedies from your grandmother is woven into the fabric of most lives. Many of us grew up with parents who attempted a home cure before buying medicine or (heaven forbid) making an appointment with the doctor. A couple of generations ago, the average population didn’t seek out a doctor unless it was clear that it was a serious illness and had exhausted all efforts at handling the problem at home. When doctors weren’t available, or affordable, families sought relief in what is now referred to as holistic medicine or “alternative” medicine. “Alternative” Medicine is Not Wicked Before we begin, let’s look at the actual terms being used, shall we?

Specifically, the terms “alternative” medicine and “traditional” medicine. Hmmm… the definition of “traditional” is “something that is long-established and time-honored.” Do you see how the phrase “he who defines the terms wins the argument” is true? Now, I am not asserting that modern medicine is bad. Article Summary. Copeland's Cure: Homeopathy and the War Between Conventional and Alternative Medicine: Natalie Robins: 9780375410901: Amazon.com: Books. Self-driving cars will exacerbate organ shortages. Angelo Merendino/Getty Images Much has been said about the ways we expect our oncoming fleet of driverless cars to change the way we live—remaking us all into passengers, rewiring our economy, retooling our views of ownership, and reshaping our cities and roads. They will also change the way we die. As technology takes the wheel, road deaths due to driver error will begin to diminish. It’s a transformative advancement, but one that comes with consequences in an unexpected place: organ donation.

Since the first successful recorded kidney transplant in 1954, organ transplant centers have been facing critical shortages. It’s morbid, but the truth is that due to limitations on who can contribute transplants, among the most reliable sources for healthy organs and tissues are the more than 35,000 people killed each year on American roads (a number that, after years of falling mortality rates, has recently been trending upward). Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains.

Loading ... (CE) While it may seem obvious that a good hike through a forest or up a mountain can cleanse your mind, body, and soul, science is now discovering that hiking can actually change your brain… for the better! Hiking In Nature Can Stop Negative, Obsessive Thoughts Aside from the almost instant feeling of calm and contentment that accompanies time outdoors, hiking in nature can reduce rumination. Many of us often find ourselves consumed by negative thoughts, which takes us out of the enjoyment of the moment at best and leads us down a path to depression and anxiety at worst.

But a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that spending time in nature decreases these obsessive, negative thoughts by a significant margin. To conduct this study, researchers compared the reported rumination of participants who hiked through either an urban or a natural environment. Hiking While Disconnected From Technology Boosts Creative Problem Solving Related. The Beautiful Truth (2008)

April 2016 | 2016 | Pig antibiotic causes cancer when we eat processed meats | April | 2016 | News | What Doctors Don't Tell You. Hollaback! You have the power to end harassment. Stages of Alcoholism. Part 1 of 7: Alcoholism The Path to Addiction: Stages of Alcoholism Moderate drinking isn’t a cause for concern in most adults. But when alcohol consumption gets out of control, you may be on a dangerous path towards addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that 18 million Americans have alcohol disorders. Alcoholism isn’t created overnight. It emerges out of long-term alcohol abuse. Knowing the signs and symptoms of each stage can aid you in seeking help before your problem turns into dependence and addiction.

Part 2 of 7: Binge Drinking Stage #1: Occasional Abuse and Binge Drinking The first stage of alcoholism is a general experimentation with alcohol. These drinkers also frequently engage in binge drinking. Men who drink five or more alcoholic beverages within two hourswomen who drink four or more beverages within two hours Many binge drinkers exceed this amount. Part 3 of 7: Increased Drinking Stage #2: Increased Drinking Part 4 of 7: Problem Drinking. Early antibiotic use 'may predispose children to weight gain and asthma' | Society. The use of antibiotics in young children may alter the natural populations of gut microbes in a way that leaves them predisposed to weight gain and asthma in later childhood, according to new research. The study of 236 children aged between two and seven, with a median age of five, backs earlier research on mice and children indicating the negative consequences of early antibiotic use.

Antibiotics are the most commonly used drugs in childhood populations of western countries. Researchers at the university of Helsinki said the use of antibiotics is associated with a long-lasting shift in microbiota – clusters of bacteria from different regions of the body – and metabolism. Humans and other animals are home to vast populations of microbes that live on the skin and in the gut. Humans carry around 100 trillion bacteria – meaning microbes outnumber human cells by 10 to one. But rather than causing us harm, studies suggest that a healthy “microbiome” is crucial for our wellbeing.

US authorities distorting tests to downplay lead content of water | Environment. Water authorities across the US are systematically distorting water tests to downplay the amount of lead in samples, risking a dangerous spread of the toxic water crisis that has gripped Flint, documents seen by the Guardian show. The controversial approach to water testing is so widespread that it occurs in “every major US city east of the Mississippi” according to an anonymous source with extensive knowledge of the lead and copper regulations. “By word of mouth, this has become the thing to do in the water industry.

The logical conclusion is that millions of people’s drinking water is potentially unsafe,” he said. Documents seen by the Guardian show that water boards in cities including Detroit and Philadelphia, as well as the state of Rhode Island, have distorted tests by using methods deemed misleading by the Environment Protection Agency. There is no suggestion that EPA regulations have been broken, but the agency’s guidelines have been systematically ignored. Finnish education professor’s warning: Wireless technology in schools may lead to a global epidemic of brain damages. FDA’s Ban of 3 Toxic Chemicals in Food Packaging Comes Too Late, Say Critics. [Text] Tips To Make Your Life More Joyful, Successful And Fruitful. : GetMotivated.

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