Healthy

How to protect your mind now


It happens to all of us: You stop at the store and forget the one thing you went for. You blank on your co-worker’s husband’s name—Is it John? Jim? And where are those darn keys?!? It’s normal to be forgetful once in awhile, especially if you’ve got a lot on your plate.


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WEIGHT LOSS

How to start losing weight rapidly, simply and without hunger?   Have you seen the clothing fashions for next year? How do you become a shapely shape to fit unto one? Dieting? Come on! For years, it never failed. If you are sold a few pounds, twice as much in two weeks has become more...

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How can staying physically active protect my health?


Exercising regularly can help you stay healthy so you can be physically fit and emotionally strong to better cope with the stress factors that you may experience when you immigrate to your new country.
According to the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care, exercising is vital to healthand many people living in Ontario do not spend enough time exercising.
If you have children, remember that a growing child needs different amounts and types of physical activity at different ages. Make sure they get the physical activitiesthey need to stay physically and mentally fit. Group activities, in particular, can be a great way to help them make friends in their new community.


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How to Eat to Protect Your Heart


To boost your heart health, start by changing what’s on your plate. Whether you're trying to prevent future heart problems, are already living with high blood pressure or high cholesterol, or have a problem like atrial fibrillation, which often results from a diet-related heart problem, making simple tweaks to your diet could have big benefits. Here are some guidelines to follow.


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How to beat the disease?


My story: November 11, 1999 -- If you've found this page you probably already know what relapsing polychondritis (RP) is. (If you don't know, you can read an article by Dr. Trentham, one of the foremost authorities on the subject, at http://rpolychondritis.tripod.com/DRTrentham.html. If you or someone you know suffers from a different autoimmune disease, read on: what helped me might also help others with related conditions.)
When I was diagnosed with RP, the Internet wasn't in full swing yet (or at least we weren't on it) and so my OB/GYN did some research in a medical library (I was pregnant at the time) and gave me some general information. It wasn't until several months later after we started using the Internet, and I began doing my own research on RP (seeing photographs, reading case studies, etc.) that I really understood how serious and awful a disease RP is.


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Fifteen ways to beat heart disease


Heart disease is the UK's number one killer - it kills one in very four men and one in every five women. Half of the 270,000 heart attacks a year are fatal and more than 1.5 million people have angina, a condition in which your heart arteries narrow. But you can reduce your risk of heart trouble, and here's how to do it.

Drink a cup of tea
Actually, drink two. A ten-year study found that two cups a day can reduce your risk by more than 50 per cent.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that the key to the beneficial effect of tea is a group of chemicals called catechins, which prevent hardening of the arteries and also help mop up harmful substances in the blood that might otherwise contribute to heart disease.

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How to beat Alzheimer's:

Experts reveal seven golden rules to fight the disease


Following the simple guidelines – from cutting out fats, eating more fruit and vegetables to exercising regularly – can be crucial in preventing the brain disease.
Specialists believe the impact of a strong diet and exercise on dementia is so vastly underestimated that money would be better spent encouraging healthy lifestyles instead of researching costly drug treatments.
Dr Neal Barnard, a leading researcher on nutrition and its impact on human health, claimed last night the seven-step plan could stave off the condition on a genetic level.
He said: “Alzheimer’s disease isn’t a natural part of ageing.


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CUTTING FAT CAN BE BAD FOR YOU


Cutting cholesterol has been a success, according to Professor Peter Weissberg, medical director of the British Heart Foundation, who says better diet — plus a four-fold drop in tobacco use — helped to halve death rates from heart disease between 1961 and 2011. 
‘In the early Sixties, consumption of foods high in saturated fat such as butter, whole milk and red meat was the norm — but they have largely been replaced by low-fat spreads, vegetable oils, skimmed milk and white meat,’ he says.
Yet today there are gaping holes in this ‘cholesterol hypothesis’ — with a growing number of specialists insisting the traditional heart health message is over-simplistic.