We all know the dangers of getting too much sun and I wrote about both how to get rid of a sunburn as well as the danger of getting too much sun. Today I wanted to live out a bit of a dream and write about how to get your best suntan ever. Why get the best suntan possible? Well as Chris Stephens, the DJ on the television show Northern Exposure once said "Sometimes you have to do something bad - just to know you're alive." My Suntan History Back when I was 15 to 20 I tried every … [Read more...] about How To Get A Great Suntan
What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? There are many ways of explaining this depending on how you look at it. There are differences in the causes, physical factors and treatment. Causes of Diabetes Diabetes mellitus of either type 1 or type 2 is a condition where the body either does not produce enough insulin to regulate blood sugar levels, or does not respond adequately to insulin, or both. If it is not treated, this causes an excess of sugar or glucose in the blood, … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Type 1 And Type 2 Diabetes
Diabetes can creep up on us as we get older so it is important to know about the type 2 diabetes symptoms, especially if you are in one of the risk groups for developing this disease. Who Is At Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Diabetes is becoming a very common condition in the western world. More and more people are at risk and it is a a good idea for anybody over 40 to have their blood sugar levels tested from time to time. These are the main risk factors: Weight - type 2 diabetes is closely … [Read more...] about Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms: Do You Have These Symptoms?
Long weekends and hot weather are coming for everyone over the next few weeks and it is a very good idea to be careful about how you treat yourself in the heat. Drink more fluids especially water, regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink. Warning: If your doctor generally limits the amount of fluid you drink or has you on water pills, ask him how much you should drink while the weather is hot. Don't drink liquids that contain caffeine, alcohol, or large … [Read more...] about Preventing Heat Stroke
As an Albertan, I know that most people may not be as interested as me in these Coronavirus in Alberta stats, but there are over 4 million of us living, working, and hopefully soon, getting back outdoors here in Alberta. We have had quite a bit of testing over the last couple of months for Coronavirus in Alberta and I get to watch a daily Coronavirus press conference put on around 3:45 in the afternoon by the premier Jason Kenney and our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. In these … [Read more...] about Coronavirus in Alberta
I have to admit I first heard about lectins a couple months ago and was a little confused since I had heard of the hormone Leptin many years ago and thought maybe this was a confused mispronunciation. Well I was wrong In fact Lectins are not really a hormone at all but is instead a protein that is in some beans and legumes and grains that works as a protector of them. I can imagine that for trees to exist with squirrels around the seeds would need some kind of protection from little … [Read more...] about What Are Lectins And Why Should You Avoid Them?
Thyroid Storm is a severe condition which affects only a small percentage of people with hyperthyroidism but there are Natural thyroid storm treatments. In fact, only about 1 to 2% of people with hyperthyroidism develop thyroid storm. However, for those people who do develop this condition, this is considered an emergency situation that requires immediate intervention. One can understand the reasoning behind this by looking at the symptoms of thyroid storm. People with this condition … [Read more...] about Natural Thyroid Storm Treatments
I have seen a few articles recently on a form of training injury that can be quite dangerous. This condition is known as Rhabdomyolysis. If you have ever worked out hard after not doing weights in a while, or run for the first time in a long time, you are very very aware of the muscle soreness that can occur. Sometimes though, well trained people will transition from one type of exercise to a brand new one and the possiblilty exists for them to really fry their muscles badly and get this … [Read more...] about Rhabdomyolysis in Athletes Transitioning to New Workouts
Sunburn remedies are something that we always need to look for the day after we treat our skin badly in the sun. I just found a great list of folk remedies for when you actually do accidentally sunburn yourself. I do not know where it comes from but I thought I would pass it on with a few comments along with these sunburn treatments. I have tested some of these sunburn remedies but not all. Also remember that if you have any kind of a skin rash or irritation many of these will help as … [Read more...] about 22 Great Natural Sunburn Remedies To Stop The Pain
Over the last several years, probably more than 10 years now, professional athletes have been using Hyperbaric chambers to improve healing from bruising and injuries and it has worked fantastically for them. Hyperbaric Oxygen chamber therapy works by a person breathing near 100 percent oxygen intermittently while inside the hyperbaric chamber that is pressurized to greater than 1.4 times sea level pressure. Why Does HyperBaric Oxygen Therapy Work? The reason that this works is because the … [Read more...] about Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
My family have all been going to a local structural chiropractor for the last few months and finally a few weeks ago I dove in too. She took some pictures and aligned my body, and sent me for X-rays and finally after all this let me know that I had some real back problems that she is working on aligning. Although I don't have bulging disks I do have a lot of decay and thinning in the discs which is causing pain and mobility problems. A bulging disc, also known as a herniated or ruptured … [Read more...] about What Is A Bulging Disc?
Tick tick tick The number of days until Christmas is counting down pretty quickly and the stress at this time of year for many people is quite overwhelming. I know it and you probably know it too. I know that when I write to you about fitness it is usually diet and exercise but today I wanted to offer an ebook to you for nothing. There is no catch of course (I hate catches) but the ebook offers a lot of great tips not only for this time of year but otherwise as well to handle stress … [Read more...] about Free Book on how to avoid stress
This is about a month old study but I thought that it would be a good idea to give out this info on a study that had to conclude that fasting seems to lower the chance of heart attacks in people that fast one day a month. The anti-fasting people will not like this and I can not seem to fast for any length of time but this study was not looking for this result as some studies seem to do but instead just concluded that this was the only possible result to their study. Mormons and heart … [Read more...] about Fasting may help your heart
Earlier this year there were some stories around about fears that Prilosec and Nexium may not be quite as healthy as they should be for people taking them for dealing with acid reflux disease and that they increased heart attack risk. The FDA is now saying that there are no increased risk of heart attacks with these drugs in the long term Long-term use of Prilosec (omerprazole) and Nexium (esomeprazole) is not likely to be associated with an increased risk of heart problems. FDA has … [Read more...] about FDA says OK to Prilosec and Nexium
The amount of physical exercise that you exert during the day is one of the key ingredients to helping you get a good sleep at night. The more active your body is during the day, the more likely you are to relax at night and fall asleep faster. With regular exercise you'll notice that your quality of sleep is improved and the transition between the cycles and phases of sleep will become smoother and more regular. By keeping up your physical activity during the day, you may find it easier to … [Read more...] about Using Exercise for better sleep