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The Importance of Breakfast

How many times have we heard that eating breakfast everyday is essential for good health? If Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, was correct when he advised “eat when hungry and drink when thirsty”, why then aren’t we hungry in the morning? Why is breakfast so important? majority of our daily tasks. We need food to start the day so that the gastrointestinal system (G-I) can provide energy before the body starts working. This is important because if nutrients are not available immediately for absorption, our bodies become stressed. instantaneously. If there is no food in the G-I, alternative sources are employed which process nutrients from storage more slowly and inefficiently. This often results in mood swings and late afternoon fatigue.

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Know Your Cholesterol Count

 Although heart disease is one of our top killers, according to a survey in the mid-90s, only 8% of all Americans knew their cholesterol levels. This general lack of awareness of a silent killer has prompted concern among doctors. While at times research has produced some conflicting evidence, one message continues to be clear: 

 

reducing the level of cholesterol lowers the rate of death from heart disease. There are two major types of cholesterol in the blood stream. Harmful low-density lipoproteins (LDL) carry cholesterol into the arteries where it can form plaques, which may block the flow of blood and cause a heart attack. Healthful high-density lipoproteins (HDL) carry LDL cholesterol from the arteries to the liver where it can be removed from the body. In essence, HDL serves as an arterial “scouring pad”.Read more about this topic at http://www.DrSaracino.com:
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Fast and Easy Health Survey

 With as many as 72% of the US population with broadband access to the internet, I would like to mention, again, the very easy to fill-out and useful Harvard University website and health questionnaire http://www.myhealthstatus.Harvard.edu/. Only a few minutes of your time to answer the questions will give you a good idea what your general health status is and where you may need to improve.

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Dangerous Herbs & Drugs Interactions

 The popularity of food supplements has grown, but their labeling requirements remain lax. The industry has created the terminology Standard Process for herbs which almost guarantees their potency, but the quantities and qualities of various vitamin and mineral formulas is suspect. which possess a danger. Some of the more popular natural remedies create deleterious effects when combined with drugs for the same purpose. Here are a few examples: St. John’s Wort, commonly used for depression, can alter drug metabolism and intensify or prolong the effects of some narcotic and anesthetic agents. Anise, Feverfew and Dong Quai have demonstrated an anticoagulation effect along with high dosages of Vitamin E, alfalfa and Coenzyme Q10. Ginseng biloba, touted to improve memory and increase blood circulation, may reduce platelets. Evening primrose oil, when taken by a patient already on epileptogenic agents, can actually increase seizures.

Additionally, people are taking large dosages of these products while taking prescribed medications…

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A Natural Defense for Sinusitis and Flu

Chiropractic manipulations have helped prevent or reduce the duration of common colds by bolstering the immune system with an increase in immunoglobulin A levels and a decrease in the levels of glucocorticoid cortisol, a major component of stress. Chiropractic may affect the common cold through stress reduction.

Suggested therapy for such cold and flu-like symptoms as dripping sinuses, scratchy throat, cold and fatigued feelings: take two tablets each twice a day 500milligrams time released vitamin C, 30,000 international units vitamin A, 30milligrams zinc di-picolinate, 60milligrams grape seed extract, one dropper liquid Echinacea and Goldenseal. Spray sinuses with .1% grapefruit extract and drink many more fluids than usual.

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Common Sense Colds Prevention

Hallmark to the prevention of colds and flu-like symptoms, outside of the nutritional realm previously posted, are the some well-known measures are getting plenty of fluids & rest and staying warm. Washing one’s hands is not as well-known and deserves our attention. ‘Pushing fluids’ describes better what I tell patients, because ‘drinking plenty of fluids’ does not emphasis enough its importance and effectiveness, especially at the onset of symptoms. Place a full glass of water on one’s work desk, kitchen counter top or where one is throughout the day. Of course, this will cause more frequent urination, but this inconvenience is well-worth the prevention. Everyone studying science and ‘pre-med’ remembers the green & yellow colors that appear on petri dishes after they have been swabbed with samples from various everyday-used surfaces: the refrigerator door handle, faucet, computer mouse, etc. Thousands of microorganisms are transmitted with a single hand-shake, so washing one’s hands often is critical to preventing the transmission of potentially bad ones.

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Vitamins A and C Prevent Colds

To prevent colds and flu-like symptoms during cold-weather months , in addition to taking more vitamin C, Echinacea and zinc, a proportional increase in vitamin A (or its active component beta-carotene) is AS important. Vitamins C & A work together to ‘toughen’ the tissues in the mouth, throat and lungs and should be taken at the same time in the morning with a wholesome breakfast.

A good daily dose of vitamin C year-long is 500 milligrams time-released (or, sustain-released). Slowly releasing the vitamin prevents an overload of the kidneys within the first few hours of ingestion. During cold-weather months, up to 1,000 milligrams per day is recommended. I maintain a 500 milligram dosage year-long. Vitamin A daily year-long at 10,000 I.U.s (the standard for measuring vitamin A is International Units versus milligrams) is beneficial and in Winter as much as 30,000 I.U.s is recommended.

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