Deb Headworth

Posts Tagged ‘heart’

Want to know your mortality risk? Take walking test.

In fitness, heart, lung, mortality risk, preventative test, walking test on May 24, 2009 at 4:27 am

Scan shows if your arteries are clogged.

In arteries, cholesterol, cinch, cinch inch loss, clogged arteries, heart, weight on December 15, 2008 at 7:02 am

Advanced CT Scans Valuable To Check For Clogged Arteries (December 8, 2008) — In a development that researchers say is likely to quell concerns about the value of costly computed tomography scans to diagnose coronary artery blockages, researchers report solid evidence that the newer, more powerful 64-CT scans can easily and correctly identify people with major blood vessel disease and is nearly as accurate as invasive coronary angiography. … > full story

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Human robots? Robots cleaning your arteries?

In robots, technology on December 15, 2008 at 6:50 am

Robotics Integrated With Human Body In Near Future? Technology Gulf Between ‘Have’ And ‘Have Nots’ Predicted By 2020 (December 8, 2008) — What is the potential future impact of robots on society? New conclusions show that the enormous automation capacity of robots and their ability to interact with humans will cause a technological imbalance over the next 12 years between those who have them and those who do not. One significant area of research may well result in the insertion of robots into our bodies, such as intelligent implants in the brain, which will improve our rational thought, and nanorobots to be released into the blood to clean our arteries. … > full story

Green Tea: tooth decay, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, cholesterol, weight, digestion, detox chemicals and alcohol

In alcohol, alzheimer's, antioxidant, beriberi disease, blood sugar, blotchiness, body temperature, bonde health, bone health, brain, cancer, detox, digestion, fatigue, green tea, HDL, heart, LDL, metabolism, morepinephrine, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disease, parkinson's, soda, stimulant, tea, thirst, tooth decay, urinary funciton, weight on December 14, 2008 at 10:49 am
  • Drink Tea To Avoid Tooth Erosion, Study Suggests (November 28, 2008) — Researchers compared green and black tea to soda and orange juice in terms of their short- and long-term erosive effect on human teeth. The study found that the erosive effect of tea was similar to that of water, which has no erosive effect. … full story
  • History  Wikipedia 
    • Tea consumption had its origin in China more than 4,000 years ago[5]. Green tea has been used as traditional medicine in areas such as China, Japan, India and Thailand to help everything from controlling bleeding and helping heal wounds to regulating body temperature, blood sugar and promoting digestion.
    • The Kissa Yojoki (Book of Tea), written by Zen priest Eisai in 1191, describes how drinking green tea can have a positive effect on the five vital organs, especially the heart. The book discusses tea’s medicinal qualities, which include easing the effects of alcohol, acting as a stimulant, curing blotchiness, quenching thirst, eliminating indigestion, curing beriberi disease, preventing fatigue, and improving urinary and brain function.
  • Claims  Wikipedia
    • Stopping certain neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
    • The prevention and treatment of cancer [6]
    • Treating multiple sclerosis [7]
    • Preventing the degradation of cell membranes by neutralizing the spread of free radicals which occur during oxidation process. [8][dubious ]
    • Reducing the negative effects of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) by lowering levels of triglycerides and increasing the production of HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).
    • Joy Bauer, a New York City nutritionist, says [the catechins in green tea] increase levels of the metabolism speeding brain chemical norepinephrine (noradrenaline).
    • Japanese researchers claim that drinking five cups of green tea a day can burn 70 to 80 extra calories. Dr. Nicholas Perricone, a self-proclaimed anti-aging specialist, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and told Oprah’s viewers they can lose 10 lbs (4.5 kg) in 6 weeks drinking green tea instead of coffee.

Water bottles – heart disease and diabetes?

In allergy, athletes, babies, chemicals, diabetes, heart disease on November 15, 2008 at 4:55 pm

 

JAMA Raises Concerns about BPA

–Dr. Jamie McManus, M.D., FAAFP
Chairman, Medical Affairs, Health Sciences & Education

BPA – what is it?  It is a chemical modifier used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate plastics typically are clear and hard and have many applications, including use in certain food and beverage packaging such as water and infant bottles, as well as compact discs, impact-resistant safety equipment, and medical devices.  About 7 billion pounds of BPA are produced worldwide each year.

Problems BPA causes?  cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease, heart attack, angina), diabetes, liver enzyme abnormalities, brain damage, developmental abnormalities, precancerous changes, metabolic syndrome, etc. 

Why BPA causes these problems?  Possibly, BPA is a hormone disruptor or modulator and causes pancreatic cells to increase insulin production.

Who is at risk?  In 2007, the CDC found BPA in the urine of nearly 93% tested.  This indicates widespread exposure to BPA in the US.  Who has the highest levels?   Children, then females, then males.

Shaklee’s response:  Shaklee’s first commitment is to product safety and, as such, our product packaging is free of BPA.

Tips to reduce Exposure to BPA:

  1. Avoid Reusable Polycarbonate (labeled #7) plastic water and baby bottles, which tend to be hard, clear and colorful. Choose polyethylene or glass.  
  2. Avoid Polycarbonate Plastic Food Containers and Tableware. These may also be labeled “PC” underneath a plastic code #7 in the recycling triangle on the bottom of the container. Use instead: BPA-free plastics with the recycling labels #1, #2, or #4 and #5, ceramic or glass. Soft or cloudy-colored plastic containers do not usually contain BPA.
  3. Minimize the use of canned food & drink, especially tomato sauces because the high acidity causes more chemical leaching. Choose foods which are fresh, frozen, or stored in glass. The recent study by EWG found BPA in more than half of the 97 canned goods that were tested.
  4. Ask your dentist for BPA-free sealants and composite fillings.
  5. Avoid microwaving or heating any food in plastic containers because heat may release chemicals into food.

Body Burden Test – How many chemicals are found in your bloodstream? 

 

References: (full list in full article)