Brain Food: Five Things You Can Consume To Help Fend Off Mental and Neurologic Illness

16 Apr 2012
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What we consume daily can have a significant implication on how our brain functions and what mental illnesses we may acquire. An unhealthy diet may increase your risk for psychiatric and neurologic conditions such as depression and dementia. Healthy diets may be protective. Here are five dietary items to keep your brain on the right track: Fish oil is loaded with DHA and EPA two polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3 fatty acids) that can decrease psychosis and depression. Berries have polyphenols which reduce the oxidative stress of free radicals in the bloodstream and slow cognitive decline. Alcohol, always in moderation (one drink per day for women and two drinks per.

Teen Depression: How Parents Can Help Prevent This By Promoting Physical And Mental Health

05 Mar 2012
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Teen depression is a serious problem that can cause long-lasting physical and emotional problems. By promoting your child’s physical and mental health, you can help him or her handle stressful situations that might trigger teen depression. There is no single cause of teen depression. Genetics and environment may play a role. Some teens are more prone to depression than others: Children of depressed parents. Children who have anxiety or behavior problems. Teen girls may be more vulnerable than teen boys. Children with health problems, stress or the loss of an important person in their life. Teens dealing with depression are more likely to experience teen pregnancy, abuse drugs and alcohol,.

Diabetes: An Epidemic In America, What Can You Do To Prevent You From Developing Type 2 Diabetes!

05 Dec 2011
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By 2020, 1 in 2 Americans could have Diabetes! Type 2 Diabetes (Adult Onset) can be prevented with weight loss, diet and exercise. Always try to maintain a healthier weight: know your ideal BMI (body mass index) for your heighth and sex. Exercise daily: 2 1/2 hours of moderate exercise per week. Eat healthier. Here are some ways to approach your diet to help prevent Diabetes: Total amount, not the type, of carbohydrate is key: limit the amount. Dish out proper portions of the food groups, no measurement needed: your plate has 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 starch/grains, 1/4 protein. The right “white” bread: white whole wheat flour only. Learn to love.

So You Think You Want Your PSA Tested?

24 Oct 2011
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Recently the US Preventative Task Force issued new guidelines for Doctors to follow regarding the use of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) for screening men for prostate cancer. Their recommendation came from a communication actually dated November 2009, and now recommends against routine screening by the use of the PSA blood test in all men, not just those greater than 75 years old, as the old guideline stated. This new recommendation is not supported by many in the medical community that deal with mens’ health and prostate cancer on a daily basis. Here are some of the facts surrounding this controversy. What is the prostate-specific antigen (PSA)? This a protein produced by.

Men’s Preventative Health

15 Aug 2011
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Why Men Avoid The Doctor Stoicism High cost Busy schedules The challange of getting an appointment Embarrassment-getting the DRE Afraid of what the Doctor might tell them-stop smoking, eat too poorly, drink too much, not enough exercise Men’s Preventative Health Screenings Blood pressure check every 2 years starting at age 18 Cholesterol blood test starting at age 20 Fasting blood sugar test every 3 years starting at age 45 PSA blood test and DRE starting at age 40 Colonoscopy every 10 years starting at age 50 Skin exam if find any changing or irregular moles Testicular exam starting at age 20 Immunizations-tetanus every 7-10 years