Showing posts from May 20, 2018

Diseases You Can Get From Your Pet

        Plague Bites from infected fleas cause bubonic and septicemic plague. But if your pet already has pneumonic plague, you could catch it from stray droplets when he sneezes. Each type causes fever and chills or headache, among other symptoms. It can be fatal if not treated with antibiotics. To help prevent it, keep your pets away from rodents and free of fleas. Swipe to advance 2 / 15 Hookworm Eggs from the poop of an infected pet (often a puppy or kitten) live in the dirt and hatch into larvae. These enter your body through the skin -- if you walk on them barefoot, for example. Hookworm isn’t usually dangerous. It should go away on its own, but your feet or lower legs might be itchy with red lines for a few weeks. Let your doctor know if you notice these symptoms or if you have stomach pain or diarrhea. Swipe to advance 3 / 15 Rabies

10 Veggies That Pack in the Protein

        Why Do You Need Protein? Your body uses it to build your muscles and organs, deliver oxygen to cells all over your body, and keep your immune system working. Most people should get at least 10% of their daily calories from protein. That’s about 56 grams for a man (based on 2,000 calories a day) and 43 grams for a woman (1,800 calories a day). Swipe to advance 2 / 12 Where Do You Get It? Meat is a good source, but you shouldn’t overdo it, especially the fatty kind. It can make you gain weight and lead to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and other health problems. You can get protein from other foods, too, like yogurt, eggs, beans, and even vegetables. In fact, veggies can give you all you need as long as you eat different kinds and plenty of them. Swipe to advance 3 / 12 Soybeans Steam them with nothing but a sprinkling of salt

What's Throwing You Off Balance?

        Vertigo It's not a fear of heights, though lots of people think it is. It's not even a "disorder," really. Vertigo is a symptom -- a feeling that either you or the space around you is spinning. This might upset your balance or make you sick to your stomach. Conditions that affect the inner ear cause it most often, but those that have an impact on the brain can also do it. Swipe to advance 2 / 14 Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) Tiny crystals inside your ear fall into one of the fluid-filled canals, often when you hit your head. Then, when you turn or stand, they confuse your brain and make you dizzy, nauseated, or briefly move your eyes back and forth without control. BPPV can last from a few seconds to a few minutes and usually goes away on its own. Your doctor may treat it with maneuvers that get the crystals to move out of your ear canals. Swipe to

Inspirational Quote – May 26, 2018

“You create your thoughts. Your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality.” This makes sense! We do create our thoughts don’t we? So let’s each and every one of us, from this moment on, take a silent oath that every thought we have, we use to create the best intentions we possibly can, thus ensuring that our realities become what we want them to be and use these to the best of our abilities to shape and guide our future path through life. Who’s with me?

Peter Levine on Freedom from Pain

In this episode of Insights at the Edge, Peter Levine and Maggie Phillips discuss the prevalence of chronic pain in modern society and how physical pain may relate to past trauma. They describe the stages that pain sufferers commonly experience and bracing patterns that progress into the pain trap. Their program provides strategies for self-regulation to deal with pain based on real-world examples of patients they have helped. Finally, they explain the primary keys to solving the puzzle of pain that allow every person to heal and live pain-free.

Why Toenails Turn Black, Green, and Other Colors

        If Toenails Could Talk Whether you’re washing your hands or admiring a manicure, you spend a lot more time looking at your fingernails than your toenails. Maybe it’s time to focus on your feet more often (and not just during sandal season). Toenail color changes -- from a big blue spot to a thin brown line -- could signal health problems. Here’s what you need to know. Swipe to advance 2 / 11 Black Toenail: Common Causes If your toenail turns black, it’s most likely a bruise under the nail, technically called a subungual hematoma. You can get it from stubbing a toe or from footwear that cram your feet into the front of the shoe. The bruise usually starts out red, then becomes purple, dark brown, and finally black when blood beneath the nail pools and clots. Expect your black toenail to grow out in about 6 to 9 months or longer. Swipe to advance 3 /