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As we don’t have any kind of vaccine or preventative measure for Alzheimer’s - a disease that affects 343,000 people in Australia, and 50 million worldwide - it’s been a race to figure out how best to treat it, starting with how to clear the build-up of defective beta-amyloid and tau proteins from a patient’s brain.Now a team from the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) at the University of Queensland have come up with a pretty promising solution for removing the former.

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Glad they are helping you JANNY316. We all need positive helpful information at times that we can use to help us in right directions in achieving all our goals. Loosing weight as we all know, will definitely help with our different Arthritis's. So information that can help with that is always a good thing! emoticon



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Thanks so much Positve Paula! I need some inspiration right now and to keep me going your posts have helped a lot.

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Here are some things that may or may not help with your arthritis. They may however be worth a try:

Natural Relief From Arthritis Pain

Written by Mary Ellen Ellis

Suffer from arthritis pain but prefer natural remedies? These 9 pain relief methods could do the trick.

Arthritis is a painful and degenerative condition marked by inflammation in the joints that causes stiffness and pain. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, gets worse with age and is caused by wear and tear over the years

Doctors traditionally treat arthritis with anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers. However, some medications cause side effects, and a natural approach to pain relief is becoming more popular. Remember to consult your doctor before trying these natural remedies.

Lose Weight

Your weight can make a big impact on the amount of pain you experience from arthritis. Extra weight puts more pressure on your joints—especially your knees, hips, and feet.

Reducing the stress on your joints by losing weight will improve your mobility, decrease pain, and prevent future damage to your joints.

Exercise

Get More Exercise

There are more benefits to exercise than just weight loss. Regular movement helps to maintain flexibility in your joints. Weight-bearing exercises like running and walking can be damaging. Instead, try low-impact exercises like water aerobics or swimming to flex your joints without adding further stress.

Hot and Cold

Use Hot and Cold Therapy

Simple hot and cold treatments can make a world of difference when it comes to arthritis pain. Long, warm showers or baths—especially in the morning—help ease stiffness in your joints. Use an electric blanket or heating pad at night to keep your joints loose and use moist heating pads.

Cold treatments are best for relieving joint pain. Wrap a gel ice pack or a bag of frozen vegetables in a towel and apply it to painful joints for quick relief.

Acupuncture

Try Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical treatment that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on your body. This is supposed to re-route energies and restore balance in your body.

It is thought that acupuncture has the ability to reduce arthritis pain. If you want to try this treatment method, be sure to find an experienced acupuncturist with good references.

Meditation

Use Meditation to Cope With Pain

Meditation and relaxation techniques may be able to help you reduce pain from arthritis by reducing stress and enabling you to cope with it better. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), studies have found that the practice of mindfulness meditation is helpful for some people with painful joints. Researchers also found that those with depression and arthritis benefited the most from meditation.

Fatty Acids

Include the Right Fatty Acids in Your Diet

Everyone needs omega-3 fatty acids in their diets for optimum health. However, these fats may also help your arthritis. Fish oil supplements, which are high in omega-3s, may help reduce joint stiffness and pain.

Another fatty acid that can help is gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA. It’s found in the seeds of certain plants like evening primrose, borage, hemp, and black currants. You can also buy the oils of the seeds as a supplement. However, be sure to check with your doctor before taking them.

Turmeric

Add Turmeric to Dishes

Turmeric, the yellow spice common in Indian dishes, contains a chemical called curcumin that may be able to reduce arthritis pain. The secret is its anti-inflammatory properties.

The NIH reports that turmeric given to lab rats reduced inflammation in their joints. Research on humans is scarce, but it can’t hurt to add this tasty spice to your dinners.

Massage

Get a Massage

According to the Arthritis Foundation, regular massaging of arthritic joints can help reduce pain and stiffness, and improve your range of motion. Work with a physical therapist to learn self-massage, or schedule appointments with a massage therapist regularly.

our massage therapist should be experienced with working on people who have arthritis. Check with your doctor for a recommendation.

Herbs

Consider Herbal Supplements

There are many kinds of herbal supplements on the market that claim to be able to reduce joint pain. Some of the herbs touted for arthritis pain include boswellia, bromelain, devil’s claw, ginkgo, stinging nettle, and thunder god vine.

Always talk to your doctor before trying a new supplement to avoid side effects and dangerous drug interactions.



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20 flat belly secrets

Sick of trying to disguise your waistline? Help your mid-section sizzle with these 20 tummy-defining tricks.

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Want a slim stomach but don’t know where to start? The number-one strategy for trimming down your mid-section may actually be simpler than you think. According to exercise physiologists Dr Nathan Johnson and Dr Belinda Beck, a balanced healthy eating and exercise plan is the key to shedding those pesky centimetres from your belly.

“Weight loss really is the best way to get rid of a larger tummy,” says Dr Beck, associate professor at Griffith University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science. “It doesn’t matter how strong your stomach muscles are, if they’re covered in a layer of fat you won’t see definition.”

Ready for flatter abs? It’s best to stick to healthy eating and regular exercise to keep your tummy in check. Also, try these 20 easy tummy-friendly tricks to emphasise your waistline, manage your diet, improve core strength and more.

1. Increase your wholegrain intake each day
Obese adults who added whole grains to their diet lost more abdominal fat than those who ate refined grains, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

2. Avoid excess alcohol intake
“Drinking alcohol increases your daily energy intake,” says Dr Johnson. “So, if you consume too many kilojoules during big nights out with your friends or at Sunday barbecues, this could promote weight gain.” It’s all the more reason to keep on dancing!

3. Invest in some good shapewear
“It instantly smooths out the entire midriff,” explains founder of Bella Bodies Shapewear, Michel Schuhmacher. It’s also great for emphasising shapely waists, or the smaller middles of hourglass figures.

4. Go on, get happy!
A study published in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine found some depressed patients suffer from increased abdominal fat. If you’re feeling down, have a chat with a friend or your GP.

Activate your stomach muscles with sit-ups
“Start with a few sit-ups and add more as your ability increases,” Dr Beck suggests. “And if you want to see results, then keep upping the resistance.” Try holding a medicine ball if regular sit-ups and crunches start becoming a little too easy.

5. Going dress shopping?
Opt for an empire waistline to highlight the slimmest part of your torso beneath your bust, advises Schuhmacher. “It’ll enhance your bust and also help create the illusion of a longer, leaner body and legs,” she says. Who doesn’t want that?

6. Makeover your mid-section
If you’re spending the day by the pool in a two-piece, apply self-tanner to the vertical contours on either side of the belly button to enhance your shape. Just don’t forget a bottle of SPF 30+, too.

7. Try interval training
“It’s the golden child of training at the moment because it’s so efficient,” explains Dr Beck. “The bursts of higher intensity fire up your heart rate, giving your workout more bang for its buck.”

8. Quit smoking – for good
Smokers sport more deep abdominal fat than nonsmokers, according to a study published in Diabetes Care.

9. Get your next bra professionally fitted
The reason? 80% of women are wearing the incorrect size, reveals Schuhmacher. The correct bra can flatter your bust and waistline, help ward off future back problems and improve your posture.

10. Create a strong core
According to an Auburn University study, Pilates exercises, such as the ‘hundred’, ‘criss-cross’ and ‘teaser’, can help condition and strengthen your middle. Most suburbs and towns have gyms or halls that hold Pilates classes. Visit www.findpilates.com.au to track down your nearest studio.

11. Keep a food and exercise diary
“While this may be depressing news to those looking for a quick fix, in terms of food, you have to burn off what you put in, otherwise it gets stored as fat,” says Dr Beck. Write down your daily food intake and activity to stay on track.

12. Avoid hipster jeans at all costs
“Instead, choose flattering mid-rise jeans to conceal your lower belly and disguise any muffin tops,” urges Schuhmacher. High-waisted jeans are another great choice for those of us with a more pear or hourglass shape.

13. Lose your lounging habits
Duke University Medical Center research shows that a lack of physical activity leads to a significant increase in dangerous deep-belly fat. Now there’s another great reason to get off the couch and start moving.

14. Stress less
A Yale University study found non-overweight women who are vulnerable to stress are more likely to have excess fat around their middle. Sound familiar? Make yoga and meditation your new best friends and do them weekly.

15. Make time for cardio sessions
“Find physical activity that you enjoy so it becomes a sustainable part of your life,” says Dr Johnson. “The more it becomes part of your lifestyle, the better your outcomes will be.”

16. Walk yourself slim
“Walking absolutely works. It’s just not the most efficient way to target your middle,” explains Dr Beck. “It’s great for those just starting out.” So slip on your walking shoes and hit the pavement regularly.

17. A belt is a sure-fire way to show off a feminine hourglass shape
“By cinching in your middle, you create a slimmer silhouette and sizzling waistline,” says Schuhmacher. “Layering dresses or blouses with light cardigans or jackets can also accentuate a waistline and draw the eye down.”

18. Feeling like a puffer fish?
Avoid bloating by eating fibre-rich foods like whole grains (think oats and wholegrain bread), fruits and vegetables. Chew slowly and also try ginger or peppermint tea.

19. Wear a flattering cossie
Make a splash in a glam one-piece swimsuit with ruching in the midsection to work your curves. There are also tankini top two-pieces available that flatter with their A-line shape.

20. Practise the perfect posture to elongate your shape
“By standing tall, you engage core muscles that support your lower back,” explains physiotherapist Melissa Lever. “This is an easy way to look slimmer and maintain a flat stomach.”



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6 clever tips to stop you over-eating



In this day and age overeating can almost seem like the acceptable norm, but maybe your waistline would beg to differ. If overeating has become a problem for you try these six clever tips to stop the excessive consumption.

1. Reduce your plate size

One simple way to trick your mind into thinking you’re eating more than you are? Use a smaller plate. Many people fill their plate full when they begin eating and feel the need to finish everything regardless of hunger; it’s psychologically satisfying to finish what you’ve started. If you use a smaller plate, logically, you need less food to fill it, and will end up eating less.

2. Never skip meals

When you skip meals, especially throughout the day, it leads you to feel “starving” come night time. As a result, you might overeat come dinner, consequently overloading on fatty foods and carbs because you haven’t eaten all day. Skipping meals can actually ultimately lead to the consumption of more calories overall.

3. Snack well (if you need it)

In order to keep your blood sugar and metabolism stable, consistent eating throughout the day is key. Eat every four hours or so, and have a healthy, high-fibre snack in between meals if you feel you genuinely need it. This will keep you fuller longer and stop you from eating unhealthy foods later. Also, avoid snacking in front of a TV or computer: when your mind is preoccupied it less easily recognises when it has become full.

4. Analyse your body’s signals

Are you actually hungry? Or are you just bored or thirsty? Have a glass of water and distract yourself from the thought of food by participating in another mentally immersive activity. If the hunger thereafter remains, you know you’re genuinely hungry.

5. Change your portion sizes

If you regularly overeat, your stomach expands in size and expects this as its norm. Reduce your portion sizes and your stomach will eventually readjust to its natural smaller size, which is roughly the size of your fist.

6. Consult the Hunger Scale

Still not sure if you’re really hungry? Use this scale to measure your hunger levels and aim to eat only when you are “moderately hungry”-“hungry.” Try to avoid “starving” and “stuffed” at all times.

Stuffed: You feel uncomfortably full and have likely overeaten.

Full: You no longer feel hunger but are finishing your food out of habit, taste or need for completion.

Satiated: You feel neither full nor hungry and are comfortable. You do not need any more food immediately.

Moderately Hungry: Your stomach is growling and you’re about to eat shortly.

Hungry: Your hunger has become distracting and you need to eat in the next hour to avoid “starving.”

Starving: You feel uncomfortable, irritable, dizzy and lightheaded. You are likely to overeat as a result.



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I thought it may be great to have an area where we can share any helpful information we may have or find or any links that may be of interest. Anything related to Arthritis, weight loss and generally living a healthy lifestyle. As I do believe it's not a diet but a healthy lifestyle choice. Feel free to post any information here you think that as a team we may all benefit from. emoticon

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