A Healthy Heart With Herbs

A Healthy Heart With Herbs

There are a number of herbs that have shown good results in maintaining a healthy heart. some of these can be used to lower cholesterol levels, some can lower blood sugars, while other herbs can reduce blood pressure to normal. The following are some herbs that are known to help maintain a healthy heart. Note like with any type of herb you should first consult with a doctor or herbalist before using these.

Evening primrose oil can reduce cholesterol and reduce blood pressure. A study done in 1983 at a research institute in Canada, had shown patients with high cholesterol who took evening primrose oil for three months averaged more than a 30 % drop in cholesterol levels. Ginseng has been used for centuries as a heart tonic. This herb lowers cholesterol, lowers blood sugar, and brings blood pressure to normal. Garlic is an amazing herb for lowering cholesterol levels, it raises HDL (the good cholesterol), and lowers LDL (the bad cholesterol) and cuts down triglyceride’s. Women that have an elevated triglycerides levels (over 190 mg/dl), are at major risk of developing coronary artery disease.

It is known that heart disease is relatively low in the Mediterranean countries, due to the higher consumption of olive oil. Recent studies have shown, olive oil a highly monosaturated fat, lowers blood cholesterol without reducing the beneficial HDLS. When making a salad try sprinkling a tablespoon or two of olive oil on it, instead of another oil. Cayenne also reduces triglycercides and LDLS. It has been found that Artichoke will also reduce cholesterol levels, this is where the anticholesterol drug cynara comes from. Oat bran which is rich in beta glucan,a water soluble form of fiber, can reduce blood cholesterol levels by 5 to 10 %. Consuming two ounces of oats in a low fat diet can reduce your blood cholesterol by 5 to 10 %.

There are other herbs as well that can help in lowering your your cholesterol levels, and help you maintain a healthy heart. Consult with a herbalist or your family doctor about these herbs.…

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A Brief Synopsis of Media Reports on The Shriver Report Findings

A Brief Synopsis of Media Reports on The Shriver Report Findings

Chances are good that you know someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or another dementia or that a member of your own family has been personally affected by it. According to Maria Shriver, author of “The Shriver Report: a Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s”, every 72 seconds, some develops Alzheimer’s Disease. She goes on to say that 1 out of every 8 people will develop Alzheimer’s Disease by the age of 65 and that by the age of 85, that number will be 1 out of 2. Those are incredible numbers!

We have 5 million people in the United States suffering from Alzheimer’s disease today and that rate is expected to triple by 2050. With 78 million baby boomers beginning to reach the age of 65, the possibilities are scary.

Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death and YET, government funding for research is just 500 million dollars per year. Compare this to the 6 BILLION dollars that cancer research receives and the 5 BILLION dollars for heart disease research and it’s easy to see why we are not prepared as a nation to handle this.

It’s costs the average family $57,000.00 a year (out-of-pocket) to care for a person with Alzheimer’s disease who is not in a facility. Facility care can be much more costly. When a family uses up all their financial resources, then the patient turns to medicaid for assistance. (Can you even imagine what this will do to our country’s budget?)

The Shriver Report also acknowledges that this is a woman’s disease. 65% of those who have Alzheimer’s disease are women AND 60% of the caregivers for those who have the disease are women.

So what are some of the things that the average person can do?

First of all, says Dr. Roberta Brinton, a neuroscientist in Los Angeles, “maintain your brain health. That means don’t develop Type II diabetes.” Exercise, eating a nutritionally sound diet, and better health are armor against developing the disease later on. Women with type II diabetes, vascular disease or depression have a much higher chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease. (Although it was specifically stated, I’m sure that the same applies to men.) And caregivers of dementia patients are 6X more likely to get the disease themselves so if you are a caregiver, you need to be extra careful.

One other thing that can be done to help is to volunteer for trials if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with the disease. You can find current trials listed at or at the National Institute on Aging ()

For further information, visit The Shriver Report at …

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Dogs Liver Disease – Facts and Fixes

Dogs Liver Disease – Facts and Fixes

Dog Ailments – Dogs Liver Disease

As in humans, the liver is an extremely important organ. If the dogs liver is not healthy, the chances of having a healthy and long life are certainly under threat. The liver is a multi function organ. Conversion of nutrients is done by the liver. The liver stores vitamins and minerals. The liver removes toxins from the dog’s blood. Dogs liver disease can lead to inflammation. If this is not treated your dog could develop scars on his liver which will reduce the amount of healthy dogs liver tissue. Less liver tissue means partial loss of functionality. Other diseases within the dog’s body can also lead to dogs liver disorders.

Dogs Liver Disease – does my dog have it?

Signs of this type of dog ailments can sometimes be misleading. Dog health symptoms are common amongst many different dog ailments. You need to get a professional opinion if you suspect dogs liver disease. Rather safe than sorry. Here are some of the signs.

Your pup is not eating well

Your pup is losing weight

Your furry friend is bringing up or has a runny tummy

Your dog is looking run down, no lust for life and listless.

Your pups energy levels are low

As you can see dog health symptoms are not very specific. Your pup could well have worms if losing weight. Check his poop for signs of worms in this case. You need to observe your dog’s condition as a whole when trying to diagnose dogs liver disease.

Dogs Liver Disease, the causes!

There are many contributing factors to possible dogs liver disorders. Some you can prevent. Some you just have to accept. The age of your dog can play a role on liver health. Once your dog has reached his 10 human year birthday, he may be more prone to liver conditions. Remember your dog is 70 years old in his years. Like us humans, by the time you are 70, your liver has taken quite a beating. We all age, dogs and humans alike. The best we can do is try and provide the best possible nutrition. Try and avoid unnecessary toxins or chemicals.

Again the blood lines play a role with this dog ailment. Some breeds are just more prone to dogs liver disease than others. Breeds such as certain Terriers and Cocker Spaniels show a greater likelihood of developing liver issues.

Dogs Liver Disease, what can be done!

Professional advice is required if your dogs liver is diseased. It is not all doom and gloom though. The liver is a pretty amazing organ and will regenerate under the right conditions. A major contributor here is the pups diet. Your vet will advise what route to take here. Different breeds and size of dogs may require specific dietary needs. This is the key to helping the liver to rebuild lost tissue. It is a long term fix but one that can be achieved and need not be terminal.

As always the same old rule applies, “junk in, junk out”, I am referring to dog food here. The key here is to educate yourself about all aspects of your best friends well being. Read the dog food labels and make informed choices. It’s not always the most expensive food that is the best. You do not need to buy expensive food, just buy quality food and start from day 1 with your new puppy. There is tons of literature out there to empower yourself with. Once you know, you can make informed decisions about dog food and life.…

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Information About Hepatitis C

Information About Hepatitis C

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a blood borne infection caused by a hepatotrophic virus called Hepatitis C virus (HCV).

Hepatitis C is a liver disease. Hepatitis * means inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is the painful, red swelling that results when tissues of the body become injured or infected. Inflammation can cause organs to not work properly.

This infection is the worst type of hepatitis that one can have and it causes liver inflammation.

Hepatitis C is mainly spread through blood contaminated with the hepatitis virus, thus infection can be got through the sharing of needles or contact with sharp objects that have recently drawn blood from an infected Hepatitis C sufferer.

Transfusion of unscreened blood is another means of getting the infection. It can also be transmitted from mother to child during the process of delivery.

One scary thing about the disease is that most people with the virus exhibit no symptoms. This happens in about 2/3 of Hepatitis C patients.

Some may show symptoms as decreased appetite, fatigue, abdominal pains, jaundice e.t.c

The virus is detected in the blood 1-3 weeks of infection.

The disease can be treated with antiviral drugs, but is more difficult treating alcoholic patients that have the disorder.

Anyone can get Hepatitis C, but some people are at higher risk, including:

• People who were born to a mother with Hepatitis C

• People who have had more than one sex partner in the last 6 months or have a history of sexually transmitted disease

• People who had a blood transfusion or organ transplant before July 1992

• People with hemophilia who received blood products before 1987

• People who have used illegal injection drugs…

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5 Key Things To Consider When Creating Your Business Presentation

Your boss has asked you to give the next presentation, providing an overview on either a potential change or procurement. Now, you are tasked with not only speaking in front of people but becoming the main player in gathering information and determining if something is going to work.

With that completed, consider how you’re going to share your ideas with others. It’s not enough to have a conclusion. Your audience needs to hear the concept clearly and engagingly; therefore, be sure to do the following five things.

1. Have An Objective

If you’ve been asked to locate the best industrial air filters Richmond VA has to offer, then start with a clear and concise statement about your task and your conclusion. This thesis statement and objective assist the audience in knowing where you are headed.

2. Give a Brief General Outline

Auditory presentations may be hard to follow. Spend a few minutes laying out the order of your discussion. Some people use that as a bridge to stay on track. Show it on a slide or provide a handout. It could further others’ focus and allow for notes.

3. Include Visual and Audio Enhancements

Don’t just talk. It’s boring. Instead, provide additional audio and visual enhancements. Can you include pictures of the device in action? Are you able to show a video of the testing procedures? Whatever you use should address the topic and aid people in seeing your point.

4. Ensure Statistics Are Engaging

It is going to boil down to numbers. The math people in the room want to see how the change or addition could impact the cost. Provide tables and charts indicating the production rate modifications or the impact on revenue. 

5. Be Concise

Don’t go over 30 minutes. Even adults have a hard time focusing after that time allotment. Be sure to practice ahead of time, cutting down if it runs over.

Ensure you’re prepared and engaging when you step in front of others. Get to the point, support your ideas and appeal to multiple modalities.

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One Secret Remedy to Remove Facial Age Spots

One Secret Remedy to Remove Facial Age Spots

Here is a little known remedy that one of my family members recently used to drastically reduce the prominence of her age spots within a few weeks. To her, it was like the miracle cure because she’s had these spots for years now and always hated them – she’s over the moon so I thought I’d share it with you.

Lemon Juice to Remove Facial Age Spots

Here’s what you do. Simply get some lemon juice, around 3 tablespoons is perfect and mix this with around the same amount of sugar. You may not need as much of the solution as I’m recommending in this article, it all depends on the number of spots that you need to treat.

Once you have your solution, mix it all together and get a cotton wool bud or something similar that you can use to apply it to your skin. Simply dab the cotton wool into the solution and apply it directly onto the liver spots on your face.

This works because the lemon juice in the mixture contains vitamin C which is a well known bleaching agent and can really lighten hyper pigmented areas. The sugar is added to exfoliate away the top layers of skin and help the lemon juice to reach the hyper pigmented areas. It sounds like a bit of a Mickey Mouse way of exfoliation, but I have to say that we tried both ways (with and without sugar) and the sugar really makes a lot of difference.

With this method you can expect to see good results within a couple of weeks and we found that the dark spots were pretty much all gone after six weeks.

However, whilst this seemed like a miracle cure at the time, I just want to say that it isn’t a permanent solution because new liver spots did appear shortly after. The best way of treating the liver spots for a cure that last is to combine this method with something that addresses the root cause of the problem and then you’ll have cured your problem for good like my aunt did.…

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3 Types of Environmental Remediation

Pollution from various sources such as manufacturing, farming and mining can lead to environmental degradation. Ways to remedy this problem include three types of environmental remediation Boston MA. In general, these methods remove contaminants and pollution from the soil and water for the sake of human health, safety and the ecosystem.

Soil Remediation

Soil contamination poses a risk to humans and animals through direct contact and the introduction of contaminants to crops in the food supply chain. Methods to alleviate this include air sparging, encapsulation, or simply replacing the polluted soil with new soil. In addition, reagents can be added to the contaminated soil to render the soil more chemically stable. Soil remediation occurs in many different settings, including urban environments, quarries, mines and wetlands.

Surface Water Remediation

Stagnant surface water is most at risk for propagating bacteria and other harmful substances. Usually easier to deal with than groundwater pollution, the accessible nature of surface water still poses a great risk to humans and animals when contaminated. Surface water remediation is achieved using many of the same methods used for groundwater, including pumping and in situ treatments using chemical reagents.

Groundwater Remediation

As with surface water, groundwater can be contaminated through the surrounding land or through water tables located above and below. The land surrounding the groundwater could contain dumpsites and landfills that leach contaminants into the water, as well as farmland producing pesticide runoff. Groundwater pollution can often cause the most long-term and serious issues to the environment and people, one being harboring the E. coli bacteria. A common method of removing groundwater pollution is to use a submersible pump to pump out the contaminated water.

Healthy, clean soil and water are essential to a safe and healthy ecosystem. Fortunately, there are many ways to reverse contamination to these sources.…

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