I Am Nearly at My Goal Weight

It is not fun being overweight. I know that is an obvious statement, but it is the awful truth as well. I was nearly 100 pounds overweight for most of my adult life. I did try dieting, but it never worked because I just didn’t change the right habits. I decided the last time that it was time for the vicious cycle to end. Rather than come up with a plan on my own, I decided to go online to see what worked for other people. The results with Medifast diet were phenomenal, and I knew that I wanted to learn more about it.

The reason why I wanted to try something that proved to work for others is because they were the ones with the success stories while I was the one with the extra 100 pounds. Continue reading I Am Nearly at My Goal Weight

Best Way to Lose Weight

Ever since I started trying to get more healthy in my habits and lifestyle, every person I know has been giving me all sorts of advice. Some of it makes perfect sense, some of it is just background noise to me and some of it is just completely crazy. For example this girl I work with talks about getting some sort detox colon cleanse and having it get rid of all of the bad things in your system. It seems like you would really end up wasting a day of your life doing that to me. From what I can gather you would spend a day or so not eating much of anything, because you have to flush it all out. So the only thing that you take into your body is the stuff that you use to cleanse out your system. So you have nothing else going in, but in theory you are going to have a whole lot of things to go out. I am not going to do anything of that sort. Continue reading Best Way to Lose Weight

May Need to Get My Back Worked on

I am sort of wondering if I really might have this stuff or if it is something else. I have been diagnosed with it, but I am not sure that I believe the first doctor that I talked to so much. I am thinking that I might need to get a second opinion. The first doctor says that I have something called Facet syndrome. By definition that is a syndrome in which the zygapophysial joints cause back pain. This syndrome can progress to spinal osteoarthritis, which is known as spondylosis. I am not really sure what all of that means, but it certainly scares me a good bit and I am not going to act like it does not. There are a lot of things that a rational person should be afraid of and this is one of the big ones. Most times I would not be that frightened of a surgeon, but this is not the same as most things. When a doctor goes to cutting on your spine there are a whole lot of bad results which could happen to you. Continue reading May Need to Get My Back Worked on

Pineapples and Diet for Gout

My husband has been diagnosed with gout, but he is rather reluctant to change his diet in order to help to make sure that it does not get worse. But I do not want to see him become a cripple and have to use a wheelchair or something like that. It is the last thing that I would like to see, so I have some questions. I want to know can you eat pineapple with gout? Because that is one of his favorite fruits to eat, and I know that it has some chemicals in it that are not present in many other fruits. It is kind of an odd fruit, if you ask me. It is pretty delicious, but if it is something that he shouldn’t be eating, then I need to try to get him to stop eating it.

I am going to try to take charge and reign in his diet, so that he does not make himself worse off. Hopefully we can stop his gout from getting any worse than it is by changing his diet. Continue reading Pineapples and Diet for Gout

Don’t Think Your Family Cannot Be Touched by Crystal Meth Addiction

When my wife and I got married and made plans for our children we never considered for even the briefest moment that we would one day be discussing the best options for crystal meth addiction treatment for our teenage girl. We raised her in a home full of love and attention. We made sure she followed the normal rules any kid does. Discipline was never harsh or lackadaisical. It was appropriate for the infraction and always tempered with great love and respect. There was never any yelling and screaming in our house. Not because of fear but because of mutual respect. However, a series of events caused an addiction she could not break on her own. Continue reading Don’t Think Your Family Cannot Be Touched by Crystal Meth Addiction

Cleaner and More Refreshed Skin

A good friend of mine recently suggested that I try Rosehip Oil for face instead of my usual acne creams and wash, advice I thought would end up to be a pretty bad suggestion. I was pleasant surprised by how great it has turned out to be. When you have adult acne like I do, it’s incredibly frustrating having to go through the process of tyring to control the spread of the breakouts as they occur. For me, it’s been going on for nearly fifteen years – half my life and all of my adult life! I’m just glad it’s not severe. Continue reading Cleaner and More Refreshed Skin

How Can I Become A Healthier Person?

Although most people realize that getting healthy can improve their personal and professional life, many of these individuals don’t know which strategies to implement so they can start leading a lifestyle of profound wellness. If you’re ready to become a healthier person yet don’t know where to begin, this article is for you. Employ the following wellness strategies to get on the road to amazing health: Continue reading How Can I Become A Healthier Person?

How To Maximize Your Testosterone Therapy Treatment

When it comes to maximizing the potential benefits of testosterone therapy treatment, using bioidentical hormones as opposed to their “synthetic” counterparts is steadily increasing in popularity, and with good reason. Many health experts now consider bioidentical hormone therapy to be the most advanced and effective way to treat testosterone deficiency in males. The chemical structure of bioidentical hormones is indistinguishable from those that are created within the body, which is why they are referred to as bioidentical or “natural” hormones. While both natural and unnatural hormones can be synthetically produced in a lab, only bioidentical hormones are released into and used by the body in a way that is compatible with nature.

For that reason, bioavailable hormones might not cause the unpleasant side effects — such as testicle shrinkage, changes in mood and libido, and many other uncomfortable symptoms — that synthetic hormones might. By way of sophisticated diagnostic tests that measure hormone levels in the blood, saliva or urine, doctors can now establish the pattern of a patient’s hormonal output and formulate a specialized treatment plan using bioidentical hormones. In contrast to synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are personalized to fit each individual’s hormone levels, making them easier to absorb and metabolize by each person’s body. Aside from a number of bioidentical hormone “precursors” which indirectly increase testosterone levels, bioidentical hormones can be integrated into testosterone replacement therapy as a cream or gel. Other means of bioidentical hormone delivery include injections of testosterone “esters,” the most common of which are testosterone cypionate or testosterone enanthate. Continue reading How To Maximize Your Testosterone Therapy Treatment

Treating Medical Issues Commonly Experienced by Over-the-Road Haulers

Over-the-road truck drivers are important to the country’s economy. Countless businesses and organizations rely on these professionals to deliver commercial and consumer products without fail. As important as they are to the economy and the nation, however, drivers themselves face unique medical risks that could jeopardize their ability to complete hauls. You can keep drivers healthy and ready to drive by undertaking lessons like DOT training certification and other transportation-related instruction designed to help you diagnose and treat people in the OTR industry.

Driving-Related Health Challenges

Drivers spend a lot of time sitting behind a steering wheel. They may spend up to 12 hours or more per day driving to meet deadlines, making it difficult for them to exercise on a regular basis.

Because they do not exercise as much as they should, people in this profession are often at risk of developing conditions like blood clots and back injuries. Blood clots form when people do not exercise their legs and lower parts of their bodies often. A clot can move quickly from a person’s leg to the brain or heart, resulting in immediate death or permanent disability.

Likewise, hours of sitting put pressure on drivers’ lower spines and discs. The discs and nerves wear out over time, resulting in intense pain and stiffness. People who spend their entire careers driving may end up with debilitating back injuries that require surgery. Some drivers are forced to retire early because of the excruciating pain that they experience on-the-job.

Finally, drivers also are at risk of gaining weight. They eat fast food or calorie-laden truck stop fare, putting on pounds quickly over the course of a few months or years. This excess weight gain results in these individuals developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. As a DOT-certified medical provider, however, you will have the know-how to help drivers overcome these diseases and enjoy longer and healthier careers. Continue reading Treating Medical Issues Commonly Experienced by Over-the-Road Haulers

Getting ready for an appointment with a Powell Dentist

If you have an appointment with a Powell Dentist, it is important to plan ahead and prepare. You want to walk into the office ready and you don’t want to be nervous doing it. By preparing ahead of time you can lessen the stress you feel when you go. The first thing you should do is make sure your appointment is at a good time. If it is too early in the morning or too late at night you might not be in the best mood. It would be best to make your appointment during a time when you feel your best. You should also make sure you understand your insurance.

Make sure that the Powell Dentist knows what it is and you have a basic understanding of what they will cover. This will help you when it comes time to pay the bill. You should take someone with you if you think you will be too nervous. Having someone in the waiting room can help you feel better about the appointment. You can also go out afterwards and do something fun as a reward.

Make sure you tell the dental staff that you do tend to get nervous at the dental office. They can be extra careful with you and make the visit a little easier for you. Being honest is good and it will help them know what to expect from you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about your teeth or what they will do. You need to know what is going on and what they will be doing to your teeth. If you don’t understand something take the time to ask them to explain it. It will make you feel better when you know what is going on.