Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Good Housekeeping April 2008 page 40. I have been going to a LMT who practices Chinese medicine using essential oils and needle-less acupuncture. It works. Then I found this article..to which I can now really relate. See what you think:
"Needles For Your Nose"
"Pollen, pet dander, dust, and other airborne particles are a pain in the nose for people with chronic hay fever. Most suffers rely on medication to ease their clogged, itchy noses, but a nondrug treatment shows new promise. In an Australian study, patients who received acupuncture twice a week for eight weeks reported that their symptoms improved by more than one-third and they used significantly less medication than snifflers who underwent fake treatment (needles inserted shallowly and a bit off the correct sites). What's more, the real-acupuncture group continued to get better over the 12 follow-up weeks. For those in the sham group, symptoms improved by only 11 percent, and by the end, that number dropped to 5.8 percent."
Monday, July 01, 2013
TEN LBS!! Better Homes and Gardens July 2012 page 156 has a small notice:
"10 Yearly weight gain in pounds that could be prevented by getting enough sleep: Study subjects who had their snooze time reduced to 5.6 hours a night experienced major slowdowns in metabolic rate."
Are YOU getting enough sleep?
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Actually, though most of us probably don't swim in the cold months, this would apply ANY time.
Better Homes and Gardens July 2012 page 170
"Most stubborn seasonal myth: Swimming after a meal is dangerous
This warning dates back decades, but it turns out you can dine and dive. 'There's nothing in medical literature to suggest that people have drowned or gotten hurt as a result of swimming too soon after eating,' says Gerald K. Endress, a clinical exercise physiologist at Duke Univeristy Diet & Fitness Center. The belief arose from a theory that blood rushes to the stomach during digestion , cutting circulation to the arms and legs and raising the risk of muscle cramps. Not true, Endress says. Go on in - the water's fine, and you will be, too."
Friday, June 28, 2013
This was a surprise to me when I first read it, but upon reflection, it makes much sense. The clipping is from Betther Homes and Gardens, July 2012 page 166:
"Craziest way to get sick: Burrowing at the beach
No sense hiding your head in the sand on this one. In a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill survey of 17,000 beach goers, those who used their hands to dig holes and build sand castles were 13% more likely to develop gastroenteritis (stomach flu) than folks who merely walked on the beach and swam. Sand is a hotbed for E.Coli and other bacteria from wildlife and pets, and those germs transfer easily from hands to mouth , says study author Christopher D. Heaney. Wash up or use an alcohol-base hand sanitizer before eating or applying sunscreen to your face."
Sure changes how I view the beach!
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