7 Tips to Overcome Asthma When You Exercise — Health Hub from Cleveland Clinic


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What’s the Best Time of Day to Do Yoga? | CureJoy


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What is the advantage of Yoga over to other Exercises?


Classic Yoga principles are built on the three main structures of exercise, breathing, and meditation. Exercise and breathing prepare the body and mind for meditation, allowing us to approach a quiet mind that allows healing from everyday stress. Through yogic exercises that bend and stretch the spine, fresh blood and nerve flow revitalize all the major glands and organs.

Unlike other forms of exercise, which develop fitness by stressing the body, yoga builds strength and endurance while lowering the stress hormones that age us. Unlike fitness workouts that work on individual muscles or groups and increase strength and stamina, Yoga affects the complete body and mind and triggers a positive holistic outlook on the physical, mental, spiritual plane of existence.

Yoga is a low impact routine of flowing asanas and breathing techniques that helps loosen up your back, joints, and gives you a good cardio as well, unlike running which is hard on your back and joints. Yoga helps your body build just enough strength, and more importantly flexibility, enough to carry your own body weight efficiently. You don’t need to lift weights and build more than what is needed and also cause ligament damage and fractures in the process. It’s non-combative and non-competitive focusing more on yourself rather than bettering or beating someone’s record. It’s a pure form of listening to your body needs and gently, increasing mental control, easing into poses, avoiding painful ones, gradually building from the ground up. It’s not a race to reach there but a long term practice of staying in perfect harmony with what your body needs to heal itself.

In fact yoga trains us to just do what is good for the body, increases flexibility of joints and tissues, improves balance and helps our awareness when we undertake any sports, fitness regimes or outdoor activities. We know how much we can push our body safely and without injury and to not push beyond our limits. If you participate in sports of any kind increased flexibility and balance are keys to improve performance.

Drug Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis – What Are Your Options?


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Arterial Lines in the ICU


The appropriate justification for using a diagnostic or therapeutic intervention is that it provides benefit to patients, society, or both. For decades, indwelling arterial catheters have been used very commonly in patients in the ICU, despite a complete absence of data addressing whether they confer any such benefits. Both of the main uses of arterial catheters, BP monitoring and blood sampling for laboratory testing, can be done without these invasive devices. Prominent among complications of arterial catheters are bloodstream infections and arterial thrombosis. To my knowledge, only a single observational study has assessed a patient-centered outcome related to arterial catheter use, and it found no evidence that they reduce hospital mortality in any patient subgroup. Given the potential dangers, widespread use, and uncertainty about consequences of arterial catheter use in ICUs, equipoise exists and randomized trials are needed. Multiple studies in different, well-characterized, patient subgroups are needed to clarify whether arterial catheters influence outcomes. These studies should assess the range of relevant outcomes, including mortality, medical resource use, patient comfort, complications, and costs.

Cataract Symptoms Can Signal Other Diseases That Need Treatment Now


Is it time for cataract surgery? It turns out, there are lots of good answers to that question – but only one best choice.

Cataracts, as it turns out, can be taken care of at any time. However, there is one very good reason to be evaluated right away, Dr. Gans says. Cataract-like symptoms may signal other problems – and those mayneed to be addressed immediately.

“The time to have them removed is when a patient notices changes,” he says. “The only problem is, the symptoms can be signs of other eye diseases that are much more time-sensitive. So you have to make sure it’s not something that needs to be treated more quickly and more aggressively.”

The disease, which is the most common cause of vision loss among people over age 40, does not cause permanent damage to the eye. So if patients simply have cataracts and no other eye issues, they have the power to decide when to get cataract treatment, says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD.

“The patient’s in the driver’s seat as far as when the time is to have something done,” Dr. Gans says. “Cataracts don’t hurt the eye; they don’t damage the eye in any way. If you see well enough, there’s no rush. If you can’t see well enough, it’s time to get something done,” he says.

When to treat cataracts is very individual. Some people with limited visual needs choose not to have their cataracts removed. Others have 20-20 vision but are troubled by the amount of glare, perhaps due to their profession. They may choose to have something done sooner.

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Warning signs

In general, cataracts cause a progressive, slow, steady decline in vision. Cloudy areas spread and intensify over a period of months or years, Dr. Gans says. The signs of their advance vary among the three different types of cataracts.

You may be bothered by glare from headlights and other bright sources of light, halos around bright lights when the surrounding area is dim, decreased color perception or the need for more light to see common objects.

“Patients may experience an inability to read, an inability to drive, or an inability to do the normal things people want to do each day because their vision is getting progressively worse,” Dr. Gans says.

Three types of cataracts

Each of the three types of cataracts has its own somewhat varying symptoms and its own time course. The timing can range from a six-month progression with severe glare and difficulty recognizing faces to a 20-year course that changes overall clarity and ability to see in dim lighting. Cataracts break down into three different types:

  • Nuclear sclerotic cataracts exhibit a slow steady progression in vision clarity, color perception and ability to see small details. As this type progresses, patients notice halos around bright objects at night as well as difficulty driving at night. “If we live long enough, everybody gets one of those,” Dr. Gans says.
  • Cortical cataracts also tend to have a slow, steady progression but cause more trouble with glare and haziness. “It’s almost like you’re looking through a fog fairly early on,” he says.
  • Posterior subcapsular cataracts can develop more rapidly, over a few months. It’s more common in younger individuals, diabetics and people who have taken steroid medications. This causes glare early in its course, inability to see when lighting is very bright and the inability to recognize faces.

The bottom line is that surgery for cataracts is very safe and successful — and we can even correct astigmatism using computer-guided lasers, Dr. Gans says. “There are new technologies that are available to us now that offer greater opportunities for restored vision.”

Natural Light Improves Eyesight, Helps You Sleep Better, And Lessens Depression


While recent increases in the rates of things like autism and allergies have received plenty of attention recently, here’s an epidemic that’s been largely ignored: nearsightedness. Here in the U.S., a whopping 42% of people are nearsighted, almost double what is was three decades ago. The increase is directly linked to how much time people spend indoors under artificial lighting, which is near constant nowadays for a “normal” lifestyle. Luckily, this can easily be prevented, and it’s very important for people, especially children, to get plenty of natural sunlight to prevent developing myopia (nearsightedness).

The benefits of natural lighting don’t stop there though, it’s also been found to help prevent depression and sleeplessness. Like myopia, depression rates have been rising recently and the simple fix is to live a more natural lifestyle. Of course, this would cut into the profits of the medical-industrial complex, so I don’t expect to see very many doctors prescribing sunlight anytime soon. What’s needed the most now is not more medications and other artificial “solutions”, but fundamental changes to our lifestyle that value our happiness and health.

Mindblowing Microscopic Footage of Cancer Cells Being Eliminated by Cannabis Oil


Did you know that studies showed the effectiveness of cannabis at killing cancer cells as long ago as 1974?

In 1974, a study from The Washington Post said that THC effectively “slowed the growth of lung cancers, breast cancers and a virus-induced leukemia in laboratory mice, and prolonged their lives by as much as 36%.”

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The information was suppressed and people were incarcerated for up to decades for using or selling the harmless, absolutely miraculous medicine from 1974 to 1998 (and further on, as you know). In 1998, another study came out from Madrid’s Complutense University that indicated THC can cause cancer cells to die, and unlike chemotherapy the THC kills nothing but the cancer cells, leaving the brain of course completely unharmed.

ust think about all of the people who died of cancer, or were paralyzed or injured in whatever way from chemotherapy.

Aren’t we so much more collectively awake now? Our desire for prosperity and good health, and the frustration we should feel with the establishment and federal government for criminalizing cannabis and keeping secret this information is such a powerful fuel for the total legalization of cannabis in America.

With the idea that knowing this is fuel to motivate us to push for total cannabis legalization, please share this information with absolutely as many people as possible.

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Why You Should Talk to Strangers .


I fly a lot. I have a typical routine on the plane. I pull out something to read or perhaps an iPad to watch a movie. I do my work. I don’t generally engage in much conversation with the person sitting next to me, though sometimes I end up in a long conversation, and invariably, the conversation is great fun.An interesting question is whether my travel would be more enjoyable if I engaged in more conversations with people I met on the plane? This issue was addressed in a fascinating paper by Nick Epley and Juliana Schroeder that appeared in the October, 2014 issue of the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

In two field experiments, they demonstrated that people generally avoid having conversations with strangers while commuting. One study queried train commuters; a second, bus commuters. During their commute, some participants were asked to imagine that they were told to have a conversation with another commuter they didn’t already know. Those in a second group were asked to imagine that they were told to commute without talking to anyone. A third group got no instructions. Participants rated how much they thought they would enjoy their commute as well as how productive they thought they would be.

In this study, participants imagining they had to talk to another person thought they would enjoy the commute less than those who imagined sitting in silence. Those imagining they had to have a conversation also assumed they would be less productive on the trip than those who imagined sitting in silence. The control group came out in between on both measures.

A second set of field studies actually had commuters on the train and bus engage in conversations—or not. Members of a third group were given no instructions. Afterward, participants rated how much they enjoyed the commute as well as how productive they were. Participants also filled out a personality inventory.

Strikingly, participants who were asked to have a conversation with someone else on the train or bus really did have conversations. And these participants enjoyed their ride much more than those who had been instructed not to engage with other people, as well as those in the control condition (who also tended not to engage in conversations). Interestingly, participants in all conditions rated themselves as about equally productive.

If conversations like this are actually so enjoyable, why do people engage in them so rarely?

One other study asked commuters a variety of questions and found that they underestimate how willing other people would be to talk to them. So commuters feel that they are much more interested having people choose to talk to them than other people are in being talked to. As a result, people avoid striking up conversations for fear of bothering another person.

Another study found that some people are able to predict their enjoyment of engaging in these random conversations. This study looked at people taking taxis leaving from an airport. Some participants were actually asked to engage in a conversation with the driver or to enjoy the solitude. As in the other studies, those who had a conversation with the driver enjoyed the ride more than those who did not.

In a second study, participants predicted their enjoyment. Those who routinely engage in conversations with the driver recognized that they enjoy the ride more when they talk than when they don’t. People who rarely converse with the driver did not recognize that they would enjoy their ride more if they talked with the driver.

A final study examined another possibility: Perhaps the people who initiateconversations enjoy them, but those who do not initiate the conversations enjoy them less. That is, maybe the conversation is only positive for the initiator. This study was done in a psychology lab. Participants were waiting for the study to start. Some were instructed either to engage in a conversation with a second participant in the waiting room or to avoid having a conversation. Afterward, both participants were asked about how much they enjoyed the wait. Both the participant who initiated the conversation and the non-initiator enjoyed the wait more when they had a conversation.

Putting this all together, then, it seems like most of us are missing out on a big opportunity to enjoy our life just a little more. Many of us travel on trains, planes, buses, and taxis. In those settings, we generally elect to protect ourselves from interactions with other people. Yet, these data suggest that most of us would enjoy ourselves more if we had conversations with the strangers who sit near us rather than walling ourselves off.

These findings are particularly interesting, because technology makes it easier than ever to avoid connecting with strangers. Almost everywhere you go, people are engaged with smart phones and tablets. Because of those devices, we avoid connecting with the real live people sitting next to us—and it seems that we are missing out by doing so.

 

Is Garlic Our Salvation Against Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria? 16 Health Facts Showing Its Much More.


 

Is Garlic Our Salvation Against Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria? 16 Health Facts Showing Its Much More.

Garlic or Allium sativum, is a member of the lily or Allium family, which also includes onions, chives and leeks. The word garlic comes from Old English garleac, meaning “spear leek.” It is rich in a variety of powerful sulfur-containing compounds including thiosulfinates (allicin), sulfoxides (alliin), and dithiins (ajoene) that are a cause for its pungency but more importantly imparting the strong medicinal attributes. Individual cloves are enclosed in a thin white, mauve or purple sheath, around a head or bulb. When raw, garlic has a fiery, pungent and crunchy flavor and becomes mellow and creamy when cooked.

History of Garlic:

Garlic has been used in cooking for more than 5,000 years. Cultivated by ancient Egyptians, it is native to Central Asia, and has long been a staple in the Mediterranean, Asia, Africa, and Europe regions. Garlic was introduced into various regions throughout the globe by migrating cultural tribes and explorers. By the 6th century BC, garlic was known in both China and India, where it was revered for its culinary and therapeutic properties, finding its way into Ayurveda. It was not until 1940s that Americans started adopting Garlic into their culinary culture.

Why Garlic is considered to be possibly the Ultimate Curative Herb?

  1. Recent research has confirmed and quantified that whole extracts of Garlic and Ginger have the ability to stop several species of multi-drug resistant bacteria. Read this interesting article: “Garlic and Ginger Inhibit Drug Resistant Bacteria
  2. WHO has also reported how Antibiotic resistance is potentially the biggest threat to mankind and could undermine Healthcare and lead to pandemics in the very near future. Read the full article here: “WHO report: Antibiotic resistance on the rise across the globe
  3. Posted by one of CureJoy’s leading experts, the article “When Antibiotics Fail, Are Herbs the Answer?“ explores how herbs (including garlic) can take over where Antibiotics are failing.

 

16 MAGICAL HEALING POWERS OF GARLIC:
  1. Improves Heart Health: Garlic cleanses the arteries and veins, thins blood, prevents blot clots, and nourishes the arteries maintaining their ability to stretch, preventing fatal heart diseases like heart attacks and atherosclerosis.
  2. Anti-Clotting: Garlic increases the production of nitric oxide in the blood, which helps dilate blood vessels and dissolve blood clots.The anti-clotting properties of ajoene, a sulphur containing compound found in garlic, help in preventing the formation of blood clots in the body.
  3. Soothes Respiratory System: The distinctive overwhelming odor and taste in garlic comes from the Sulphur content, which accelerates the activities of mucous membranes in the upper respiratory tract, relieving compression and mucus. Its antibacterial phytochemical properties help in treating throat irritations and potent expectorant qualities help treat chronic bronchitis and asthma.
  4. Anti-Bacterial: Garlic has a rich combination of vital nutrients like Vitamin C, B6, allicin, potassium, calcium, selenium, magnesium, and flavonoids, rendering it with antibacterial and antiviral properties. They help control bacterial, viral, fungal, yeast, worm infections, and bacteria like E. coli, Salmonella enteritidis, etc.
  5. Prevents Diabetes: Garlic increases insulin release and regulates blood sugar levels in diabetics.
  6. Cures Skin Ailments: Applying fat dissolving garlic extracts to corns on the feet and warts on the hands alleviates the pain and hastens the healing process. Its anti fungal properties help heal ringworm and athlete’s foot.
  7. Anti-Cancer: Organosulfida contained in garlic helps the liver to process toxic chemicals, including cancer-causing chemical compounds, lowering risk of stomach and colon cancer. Diallyl sulphides found in garlic inhibit the transformation of heterocyclic amines into carcinogens, preventing breast cancer.
  8. Lowers Cholesterol: Garlic has the ability to moderately lower our blood triglycerides, bad LDL cholesterol, and reduce arterial plaque formation.
  9. Fights Allergies: Garlic anti-inflammatory property helps the body fight allergies. The anti-arthritic property of garlic is due to diallyl sulphide and thiacremonone which relieves allergic airway inflammation (allergic rhinitis), and itching due to rashes and bug bites.
  10. Provides Pain Relief: Garlic anti inflammatory property relieves joint pains especially arthritis.
  11. Stabilizes Blood Pressure: Allicin in garlic blocks the activity of Angiotensin II, a protein that contracts blood vessels, helping reduce blood pressure. Red blood cells convert polysulphides into hydrogen sulphide gas which dilates our blood vessels and helps control blood pressure.
  12. Relieves Toothache: Garlic also has analgesic properties, antibacterial and anesthetizing, which can help cure toothaches.
  13. Treats Acne: Garlic has antibiotic properties and contains compounds that are useful to clean the blood. But not entirely using garlic only, but you have to do further treatment.
  14. Improves Iron Metabolism: Diallyl sulphides in garlic increase iron metabolism by stimulating the production of Ferroportin, a protein which helps in iron absorption and release.
  15. Aphrodisiac: Garlic thins the blood, dissolves blood clots, dilates the blood vessels and improves blood circulation, rejuvenating the sexual functions.
  16. Assists in Weight Loss: The anti-inflammatory property of 1, 2-DT (1, 2-vinyldithiin) found in garlic may help inhibit conversion of Pre-adipocytes into fat cells (adipocytes), aiding weight loss.

 

Side Effects and Precautions:

  • People diagnosed with lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) should avoid garlic.
  • Garlic-in-oil mixtures stored at room temperature provide perfect conditions for producing botulism, regardless of whether the garlic is fresh or has been roasted.
  • Garlic is known for causing bad breath (halitosis) and a pungent smelling sweat, which is caused by allyl methyl sulfide (AMS).
  • Allergy to garlic can manifest into symptoms that can include irritable bowel, diarrhea, mouth and throat ulcerations, nausea, breathing difficulties, and, in rare cases, anaphylaxis.
  • Like Aspirin, Garlic and garlic supplements have been linked to reduced platelet aggregation, that increases the risk of bleeding, particularly during pregnancy and after surgery and childbirth.