Cristiano Ronaldo, William Levy y otras celebridades tienen secretos estéticos ¿Cuáles son?        
Secretos estéticos de Cristiano Ronaldo y otras estrellas | Elena del Mar
Las grandes y reconocidas celebridades que ves en el cine, la televisión y el deporte internacional no son, por naturaleza, imponentes y de tez impecable. Ellos tienen sus secretos para lucir jóvenes y radiantes y hoy te damos a conocer esos secretos para que los pongan en práctica y te cuides como ellos lo están haciendo.


Con nosotros encontrarás establecimientos y spas en el centro de Bogotá u otros sectores de la ciudad para que tomes decisiones guiándote en expertos que apoyan tus intenciones y respaldan lo que deseas transmitir. En Elena del Mar llevamos más de 52 años promoviendo un estilo de vida orientado al bienestar y la armonía del cuerpo.

¿Qué están haciendo las celebridades para cuidarse?



Entre las estrellas se encuentran Cristiano Ronaldo, William Levy, Huge Jackman, Adam Levine, Zac Efron, Ryan Gosling, Rayan Reynolds y William Smith, son algunos de los que mantienen hábitos que los ayudan a lucir siempre saludable y radiantes, es que parece que entre más pasan los años mejor les queda el tiempo. Sigue sus pasos e irradia vitalidad…



• Ellos cuidan su cabello, invierten en champús y cremas nutritivas para tenerlo bien cuidado. Procuran mantenerlo limpio y libre de químicos. Es así como logran transmitir esa naturalidad y pureza que merece el cabello.



• Llevan una rutina de ejercicio juiciosa y constante donde integran trabajo de peso, fuerza y cardio para mantener el equilibrio. Hoy es posible que lo lleves a la práctica en los gimnasios en Bogotá de Elena del Mar, nuestro equipo de profesionales te guiará y estructurará la perfecta rutina para tu caso en específico.



• Lavan su piel todos los días y no dudan en realizarse limpiezas mucho más profundas y profesionales que les permitan deshacerse de impurezas que pueden ingresar en el piel. En Elena del Mar te ofrecemos promociones que responden a este tipo de situaciones, puedes adquirirlos en nuestros centros de estética en Chicó.



• Mantienen su piel hidratada con mezclas con preparaciones caseras como la miel de abejas ya que está preparación ayuda a humectarla y la lleva a lucir fresca y revitalizada. Además, no piensan dos veces en disfrutar de planes económicos de gimnasios en Bogotá porque saben que un equilibrio con el ejercicio es indispensable para lucir saludables y para que la piel se renueve constantemente.



Las celebridades se encuentran sumergidas en un ambiente que les exige estar saludables, lucir una figura impecable y al mismo tiempo, ser ejemplo para otros hombres. En esta oportunidad te hemos revelado algunos de los secretos de belleza que ellos tienen presentes para lucir radiantes para que los pongas en práctica y sigas sus pasos. Elena del Mar como centro deportivo y estético con experiencia extiende su ayuda para cuentes con con expertos que conocen de estética para que resplandezcas como una celebridad.


Fotos extraídas de Instagram: 
William Levy @willevy 

Cristiano Ronaldo
@cristiano


Artículo tomado de Elena del Mar.

          Clan Kardashian: técnicas estéticas (y de moda) para lucir espectaculares        
Aplica los tips de las Kardashian para lucir perfectas | Elena del Mar
Este clan K ha sabido posicionarse por sus curvas, mantenerse en un ámbito de flashes y moda, ser súper modelos, lucir una perfección que muchas desean, o bien, pasar de ser las rezagadas a tener programas de televisión. Keeping up with the Kardashian, una telerrealidad transmitida por el canal E! cuenta los días de esta familia (sus problemas, eventos, maneras de afrontar la vida, ocupaciones, relaciones, estados anímicos, rutinas para mantenerse en forma) entre otras situaciones que enfrentan en su cotidianidad.

En cuanto a â€œRevenge Body”, la menor de las Kardashian (Khloé) demuestra su esfuerzo para mantener un peso saludable después de tantas dificultades y por tanto, gracias a un grupo de expertos ayudará a otras personas que tienen como meta bajar de peso y transformar su apariencia física.

Elena del Mar como uno de los centros de estética en Chicó y otras zonas de la capital te invita a conocer más de este clan: rutinas para mantener una pequeña cintura, ejercicios que no dejarían de hacer, tratamientos estéticos que hacen parte de sus vidas, etc.

SECRETOS DE LAS KARDASHIAN ¡CONÓCELOS!


Bien es sabido que las redes sociales de Kim, Kourtney y Khloé están siempre en movimiento. Es el medio más efectivo para llegar a sus seguidores y enseñar diferentes técnicas utilizadas para mantenerse en forma y los trucos de belleza más oportunos. ¡Ponlos en práctica! Además siéntete bien en cualquiera de nuestros centros de estética facial en Bogotá.

- La más famosa de las Kardashian (Kim) revela en su cuenta de Instagram que lava su cabello cada tres o cinco días. En el tercero y cuarto día lo recoge con una trenza o coleta bien tirante. Antes de hacerlo lo alisa con una plancha de cerámica. De este modo evita deshidratarlo y lucir siempre una melena perfecta.

- Cada una de las integrantes del clan K se somete a intensas rutinas de ejercicios que incluyen duras sesiones de entrenamiento. En el caso de Khloé cuenta con su personal trainer, Gunnar Peterson, él se encarga de dirigir sus actividades físicas. Por parte de Kim le preocupa mucho mantener sus glúteos firmes y altos con una cintura estrecha, por ello, utiliza un ajustado corsé con el que realiza cuatro series de doce repeticiones de sentadillas y zancadas además de 40 minutos de cardio, pilates o yoga. Elena del Mar te ofrece diferentes gimnasios en Bogotá donde podrás disponer de instalaciones idóneas para que empieces a seguir los pasos de las K.

Kim no teme llevar ropa másculina“¡La ropa masculina tiene un inesperado aire sexy!”, recalca en publicaciones de su página web. Invita a sus seguidoras a ponerse una americana grande, una camisa blanca de botones o unos pantalones anchos para llevar un estilo varonil de una forma chic. 

- La mayor de las Kardashian, Kourtney, menciona en sus redes sociales que reduce el consumo de pan, grasas nocivas e incluso del adorado arroz y le da fuerte bienvenida al cacahuate o maní, pues sabe que es una grandiosa fuente de omega 3. ¡Inclúyelo en tu dieta y mejora tus hábitos alimenticios!

Ya sabes que hacen las Kardashian para lucir espectaculares y teniendo en cuenta que son varias sus rutinas estéticas y físicas para lograrlo, te invitamos a poner en práctica estos hábitos y empieces a cambiar tu estilo de vida como también te unas y pongas en contacto con los mejores en el sector.

Elena del Mar es un gimnasio spa que te ofrece tener acceso a un centro de estética facial en Cafam Floresta y otras sedes de la ciudad. Adicionalmente, te invita a sus complejos deportivos para que comiences con tus rutinas de de ejercicio (intensas como las Kardashian). Nuestros planes económicos de gimnasios en Bogotá son especiales para cada caso.

Visítanos y empieza a cumplir tus metas como el clan K. Ellas lo han logrado y lo siguen haciendo, tú lo puedes hacer también.

Imágenes tomadas del Instagram de Khloé y Kourtney Kardashian.

Artículo tomado de Elena del Mar.
          Cardiothoracic Surgery        

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          Diminishing Obesity's Risks        

Mouse data suggest that, properly managed, obesity can be benign.

Food for Thought

Health-care professionals typically refer to an extremely heavy person as being morbidly obese. The term reinforces the idea that the individual is at high risk of diabetes, fatty-liver disease, and heart attacks. Researchers who have been working with mice now report that certain chronic diseases don't have to be consequences of obesity.

The team accomplished the disconnect by tricking the animals' bodies into storing all their excess fat within their fat cells, or adipocytes.

That's not what the bodies of rodents—or people—typically do. Initially, excess lipids—fat—are stored in these cells, making up what's called adipose tissue or simply body fat. These deposits lie primarily in the breasts, belly, and thighs. However, once adipocytes fill up, new storage sites take up the overflow. Those new depots usually develop in muscle and the liver.

Of those two depots, the liver is more dangerous when it becomes fatty. Straightforwardly named, fatty liver disease can arise and lead eventually to hepatitis, cirrhosis, and death.

A drop in the hormone called adiponectin is the body's signal to store fat outside adipose tissue. Sometimes referred to as the starvation hormone, adiponectin normally remains high in lean animals. With obesity, however, blood concentrations of the molecule fall.

Philipp E. Scherer of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and his colleagues reasoned that keeping adiponectin concentrations high might fool the body into making extra adipocytes instead of sending surplus fat to muscles and the liver.

The team has now investigated the hypothesis in a strain of mice that make copious adiponectin regardless of how fat they become. In the Sept. 4 Journal of Clinical Investigation, the researchers report that as the novel mice mature, they become unbelievably huge. Indeed, muses Scherer, these are "the fattest mice ever reported," with fat comprising 60 percent or more of their body weight.

As hoped for, the mice deposit all their excess fat in adipose tissue. Also in sharp contrast to other obese mice, the high-adiponectin animals develop no signs of diabetes. They also avoid a metabolic disorder known as syndrome X, which puts animals, including people, at high risk of heart disease (SN: 4/8/2000, p. 236).

So, although these barely mobile, blubbery mounds of flesh look like wrecks, they don't appear to be at high risk for several chronic diseases associated with obesity, Scherer told Science News Online. Actually, he says, from the preliminary data, the mice "appear perfectly healthy."

He suspects that there's a lesson in this for investigators of human-obesity treatments. Drugs exist that raise adiponectin values in even overweight individuals. Most, like pioglitazone (Actos) and rosiglitazone (Avandia), are prescribed to treat diabetes. However, data suggest these drugs also reduce the buildup of fat in the liver.

Unfortunately, diminishing health risks in morbidly obese people may require far more than just supersizing their treatment with the diabetes drugs—especially since data reported earlier this year linked rosiglitazone with an increased risk of heart attack (SN: 6/23/07, p. 397).

Fat signals

Tissues throughout the body communicate on a regular basis via signaling hormones. Adiponectin is one of those messengers released by adipocytes to inform the rest of the body about how full the fat cells are. If they aren't full, Scherer explains, the cells pour out copious adiponectin. The body then responds by directing its fat into those cells for storage. As adipocytes fill with lipids, they turn down the adiponectin signal, telling the body that it's time to find new fat depots.

Adipocytes release several other messengers, among them leptin. As lipids swell the adipocytes, the cells crank up production of this hormone. Once released into the bloodstream, leptin circulates to the brain, where it offers a status report on how full the fat cells are. If leptin signals that there's plenty of fat on hand, a healthy body not only experiences satiety but also reduces its food intake and burns more calories.

At some point, a spontaneous mutation in mice led to a strain of animals that lacked the ability to make leptin. The resulting rodents, always hungry and primed to store—not burn—any excess energy consumed, inevitably become obese. Scherer's group worked with this strain and engineered it also to make extra adiponectin. The new mice typically produce about twice as much adiponectin as a normal, svelte rodent does. This excess is comparable to what can occur when people take certain diabetes-controlling drugs.

In the new study, the researchers compared normal, lean, leptin-producing mice with leptinfree, obese ones and the new leptinfree-but-high-adiponectin animals. By adulthood, the new mice far surpassed the girth of the original obese line. But instead of having high blood sugar and insulin concentrations—characteristics of the original obese animals that mimic type-2 diabetes symptoms—the new megafatties exhibited normal insulin and blood-sugar values. In fact, Scherer says, the engineered animals had about the same insulin characteristics as healthy, lean mice.

"That was a real surprise," he concedes—"that the [new] mice could get so fat and yet remain very healthy, metabolically speaking."

One solution: More fat cells

Most people are like obese mice, chronically taking in more calories than they burn, Scherer says.

Lipid buildup in the liver is "really the driving force for insulin resistance," a metabolic change that precedes the development of diabetes, notes Scherer When this develops, the body makes normal amounts of insulin, but finds itself increasingly unable to use it. The end result: Too little insulin is used to move energy into cells, leaving high concentrations of sugar in the blood.

The new study with high-adiponectin mice shows that "if you can overcome this block of overexpansion of adipose tissue, there is no need for excess calories to deposit as fat in the liver," Scherer says. Instead, fat can accumulate where it does the least damage, "in the professional fat-storage cell, the adipocyte."

But Scherer doesn't want to say that excess calories are benign when they wind up in fat cells. Bulging adipocytes send out a number of inflammatory compounds (SN: 2/28/04, p. 139). It's not yet clear how important a role these compounds may play in chronic disease, but some have been linked to diabetes. Moreover, extra weight may strain an animal's joints and even its heart. So, it's premature to give a clean bill of health to mice whose physiques rival that of Jabba the Hutt.

Still, Scherer argues, "from a qualitative point of view, these [new] mice are relatively healthy." Indeed, he says, what happens in the animals' tissues may explain why some very obese people are able to retain good insulin sensitivity and dodge the diabetes bullet.

People who develop diabetes as adults tend to put all of their fat into a few big, inflammation-prone fat cells. However, some people's bodies employ a different strategy, Scherer says. They pack relatively small quantities of fat into an ever-proliferating number of fat cells, ones that never seem to undergo stress-induced inflammation. This approach is triggered by a "local overexpression of adiponectin in adipocytes." That, in turn, switches on production of a key signaling molecule—PPAR-gamma—that serves as a master switch "governing how many fat cells we have," he explains.

"None of this is an endorsement for obesity," Scherer cautions. "But it shows that if you can expand your fat stores in a healthy way to keep up with your caloric intake, this will improve insulin sensitivity."

Overall, he argues, "the best strategy is to eat less and exercise more. But for the many of us who continue to take in more calories than we burn, it would be better to expand our fat-cell numbers than to store excess lipids in other tissues. That's our take-home message."


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Citations

Philipp E. Scherer

Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research

Department of Internal Medicine

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

5323 Harry Hines Boulevard

Dallas, TX 75390-9077
Further Reading

Dormandy, J.A., et al. 2005. Secondary prevention of macrovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes in the PROactive Study (PROspective pioglitAzone Clinical Trial In macroVascular Events): A randomised controlled trial. Lancet 366(Oct. 8):1279-1289. Abstract available at [Go to].

Harder, B. 2007. Fixes for fatty liver. Science News 171(March 3):136-137. Available at [Go to].

Pawlak, D.B., et al. 2001. High glycemic index starch promotes hypersecretion of insulin and higher body fat in rats without affecting insulin sensitivity. Journal of Nutrition 131(January):99-104. Available at [Go to].

Psaty, B.M., and C.D. Furberg. 2007. Rosiglitazone and cardiovascular risk. New England Journal of Medicine 356(June 14):2522-2524. Available at [Go to].

Raloff, J. 2007. Fattening carbs—Some promote obesity and worse. Science News Online (Sept. 29). Available at [Go to].

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______. 2000. The new GI tracts. Science News 157(April 8):236-238. Available at [Go to].

Seppa, N. 2007. Diabetes drug might hike heart risk. Science News 171(June 23):397. Available at [Go to].

          O ADEUS AO PANTERA NEGRA        



Eusébio, o Pantera Negra: maior nome do futebol português




O futebol mundial perdeu neste domingo, dia 05, mais um de seus geniais artistas. Morreu em Lisboa, vítima de uma parada cardiorrespiratória aos 71 anos, o ex-atacante português Eusébio, mais conhecido como Pantera Negra, ídolo máximo do Benfica e da seleção lusa. Fez história ao liderar o alvirrubro lisboeta ao título europeu em 1961/62 e Portugal ao honroso 3º lugar na Copa do Mundo 1966, quando foi seu artilheiro com 9 gols.

Eusébio da Silva Ferreira é natural de Moçambique, nascido a 25 de janeiro de 1942 em Lourenço Marques, hoje Maputo, então capital da colônia portuguesa na África. Como a maioria dos garotos africanos, Eusébio gostava de jogar bola com seus amigos pelos campos de sua cidade. Tanto que em meados dos anos 50 o grupo de colegas formou o clube Brasileiros, em homenagem à seleção vice-campeã mundial de 1950.

O talento do atacante era latente e chamou a atenção de algumas pessoas ligadas ao futebol profissional de Moçambique. Tanto que foi levado para testes no Desportivo de Lourenço Marques, clube que era uma espécie de filial do Benfica de Portugal e que tinha em seu histórico a revelação para o mundo do meia Mário Coluna, ídolo português nos anos 50 e 60 e que, futuramente faria uma grande parceria nos gramados com Eusébio.

Contudo, a comissão técnica do Desportivo não se interessou pelo futebol do jovem jogador e o dispensou após a temporada de treinos. Eusébio então foi levado ao rival Sporting para mais testes e logo encantou os olheiros do time, trazendo o então promissor garoto para suas categorias de base em 1957.

Sua performance dentro de campo já demonstrava todo seu potencial para ser um gênio da bola. Tanto que um observador da poderosa Juventus de Turim já queria levá-lo para a Itália ainda em 1957. Entretanto, sua mãe Elisa Anissabeni não permitiu a sua ida para a Europa naquela ocasião.

Eusébio atuava tanto no time de baixo quanto no principal e assim ajudou o Sporting a conquistar o campeonato de Moçambique no ano de 1960, seu primeiro título dos vários que viria a conquistar como jogador de futebol. No clube foram impressionantes 77 gols e 43 jogos.

Outra vez o futebol brasileiro entraria na vida do atacante moçambicano: depois de observar as suas atuações durante uma excursão ao país, o então treinador da Ferroviária de Araraquara Bauer (ex-craque do São Paulo e da seleção brasileira convidou Eusébio para jogar no São Paulo, ideia refutada pelo atleta.

Quem teve a imensa sorte de contar com o futebol do futuro craque foi o Benfica de Portugal, clube de infância de Eusébio e onde jogava seu ídolo Coluna. Porém, sua contratação pelos Águias foi bastante conturbada, tendo em vista o Sporting de Lourenço Marques ser uma espécie de filial do homônimo português e maior rival dos Encarnados do Estádio da Luz. Daí o alviverde de Lisboa pretendia levar o jogador como júnior e os benfiquistas apelaram para a sua mãe com dinheiro a fim de que o jogador vestisse a camisa vermelha - e assim aconteceu. Tal episódio criou um mal estar entre os dois adversários da capital.

Com a camisa do Benfica Eusébio atuou por 15 anos e consagrou-se de vez. O fã ultrapassou o ídolo (Mário Coluna) e tornou-se o maior jogador da história do clube e do país em todos os tempos. O mínimo para quem durante todo esse período marcou 638 gols em 614 jogos - média impressionante de mais de um por partida - e faturou quase 20 títulos entre Liga e Copa Portuguesa e torneios europeus. Além de inúmeros prêmios individuais de artilharia (entre elas 3 de Copa dos Campeões da Europa) e melhor jogador de torneios.

Em 1975 deixou o clube que o elevou aos maiores patamares que um atleta do futebol pode levar e, aos 33 anos, o Pantera Negra foi se aventurar em solo norte-americano para atuar por Boston Minutemen e Toronto Metros, com uma rápida passagem pelo mexicano Monterrey entre os dois. No clube canadense teve sua última grande atuação na carreira marcando 18 gols na Liga dos Estados Unidos e faturando o título. Em 1976 voltou para Portugal e assinou com o modesto Beira-Mar. Mas aos 34 anos o físico já não ajudava o craque de chute certeiro e habilidade descomunal. Muitas lesões começavam a acompanhá-lo e prejudicavam suas exibições. 

Em 1977 retornou para a América do Norte e até 1980 ainda vestiu a camisa do Las Vegas Quicksilvers, do New Jersey Americans e do Buffalo Stallions, com uma rápida volta ao futebol de seu país na segunda divisão com o União de Tomar. Aos 38 anos o Pantera Negra encerrava sua brilhante passagem pelos gramados e deixava um enorme legado para o esporte.

Pela seleção de Portugal, Eusébio (que por ter nascido em colônia lusitana tinha direito à cidadania portuguesa) marcou época em sua passagem de 12 anos entre 1961 e 1973. Estreou na seleção das Quinas diante de Luxemburgo na surpreendente derrota por 4 a 2 no dia 8 de outubro em partida válida pelas Eliminatórias para a Copa de 1962. E já no seu jogo inicial deixou sua marca.

Mas foi no Mundial de 1966 que Eusébio entraria de vez para a galeria dos grande gênios do futebol. Na Inglaterra o Pantera só não fez chover e liderou Portugal rumo ao 3º lugar logo na estreia do país na competição. De quebra foi o artilheiro do torneio com 9 gols e fez parte da seleção dos melhores jogadores da Copa.

Depois de pendurar as chuteiras, Eusébio sempre esteve ligado ao Benfica e à seleção portuguesa, equipes que foram marcantes em sua rica trajetória como jogador. Uma estátua em tamanho natural foi erguida no Estádio da Luz, mostrando a idolatria do povo lusitano ao seu craque maior. Porém, sua saúde começou a sofrer com problemas vasculares a partir de 2007, quando deu entrada em um hospital em Lisboa. Desde então a hipertensão e o colesterol alto passaram a ser os grandes adversários do craque lusitano.

Em 2012, durante a Eurocopa na Ucrânia e na Polônia sofreu um Acidente Vascular Cerebral (AVC) e foi socorrido para um hospital em Poznań, na Polônia. Recuperado, passou a ter cuidados intensivos desde então. 

Mas na madrugada do dia 04 para 05 de janeiro de 2014 uma parada cardíaca enquanto dormia em sua residência em Lisboa finalmente parou o atacante que tanto ultrapassava as barreiras que seus adversários defendiam nos gramados com tanta facilidade.

Eusébio receberá todas as homenagens possíveis durante seu funeral, que começará no Estádio da Luz ainda neste domingo, e que foi o palco principal de suas grandes façanhas com a bola nos pés. O Pantera Negra foi e é inspiração não só para os portugueses, mas para todos os torcedores ao redor do mundo. Um exemplo de caráter e grande dedicação ao esporte mais popular do planeta. Foi-se o homem, mas seu legado é imortal.

Abaixo, dados e estatísticas do maior jogador do futebol português - e um dos maiores da história.


* Nome: Eusébio da Silva Ferreira

* Apelido: Pantera Negra

* Nascimento: 25/01/1942 em Lourenço Marques/Moçambique (atual Maputo)

* Posição: atacante

* Clubes (10): Sporting de Lourenço Marques/MOC (1957 a 1960), Benfica (1960 a 1975), Boston Minutemen/EUA (1975), Monterrey/MEX (1975), Toronto-Metros/CAN (1975 a 1976), Beira-Mar (1976), Las Vegas Quicksilvers/EUA (1976 a 1977), União de Tomar (1977 a 1978), New Jersy Americans/EUA (1978 a 1979) e Buffalo Stallions/EUA (1980)

* Títulos (19): Campeonato Moçambicano (1960), Campeonato Português (1960/61, 1962/63, 1963/64, 1964/65, 1966/67, 1967/68, 1968/69, 1970/71, 1971/72, 1972/73 e 1974/75), Taça de Portugal (1961/62, 1963/64, 1968/69, 1969/70, 1971/72), Copa dos Campeões da Europa (1961/62) e Liga norte-americana (1976)

* Seleção portuguesa: 41 gols em 64 jogos entre 1961 e 1973

* Principais honras individuais: Jogador do ano na Europa (1965), Chuteira de Ouro da Europa (1968 e 1973), Bola de ouro da Copa do Mundo (1966) e "FIFA 100" (lista dos 125 maiores jogadores de todos os tempos promovida pela FIFA e escolhida por Pelé, o maior jogador da história)




Fotos 1 e 2: Autores desconhecidos
Foto 3: P. Fernandes

          "You've lost a ton of weight!"        
Got my first weight loss compliment that was not a reaction to my saying something along the lines of "I eat crazy amounts of vegetable because I'm following the Zone diet" or "Krav Maga is insane! But in a good way, I still go twice a week."

Granted, it was yesterday while waiting from the Krav Maga cardio class to start. And we're all a little obsessed with being fit and healthy there, making us more likely to be paying attention to stuff like weightloss.

Still felt ...
          CARTA DEL DR. RENÉ FAVALORO ANTES DE SUICIDARSE        

El Juez liberó la nota que dejó el Dr. René Favaloro antes de suicidarse.

(Del Dr. René Favaloro/ julio 29-2000 - 14,30 horas)

Si se lee mi carta de renuncia a la Cleveland Clinic , está claro que mi regreso a la Argentina (después de haber alcanzado un lugar destacado en la cirugía cardiovascular) se debió a mi eterno compromiso con mi patria. Nunca perdí mis raíces.. Volví para trabajar en docencia, investigación y asistencia médica. La primera etapa en el Sanatorio Güemes, demostró que inmediatamente organizamos la residencia en cardiología y cirugía cardiovascular, además de cursos de post grado a todos los niveles.
Le dimos importancia también a la investigación clínica en donde participaron la mayoría de los miembros de nuestro grupo.

En lo asistencial exigimos de entrada un número de camas para los indigentes. Así, cientos de pacientes fueron operados sin cargo alguno. La mayoría de nuestros pacientes provenían de las obras sociales. El sanatorio tenía contrato con las más importantes de aquel entonces.
La relación con el sanatorio fue muy clara: los honorarios, provinieran de donde provinieran, eran de nosotros; la internación, del sanatorio (sin duda la mayor tajada).

Nosotros con los honorarios pagamos las residencias y las secretarias y nuestras entradas se distribuían entre los médicos proporcionalmente.

Nunca permití que se tocara un solo peso de los que no nos correspondía.

A pesar de que los directores aseguraban que no había retornos, yo conocía que sí los había. De vez en cuando, a pedido de su director, saludaba a los sindicalistas de turno, que agradecían nuestro trabajo.

Este era nuestro único contacto.

A mediados de la década del 70, comenzamos a organizar la Fundación. Primero con la ayuda de la Sedra, creamos el departamento de investigación básica que tanta satisfacción nos ha dado y luego la construcción del Instituto de Cardiología y cirugía cardiovascular.
Cuando entró en funciones, redacté los 10 mandamientos que debían sostenerse a rajatabla, basados en el lineamiento ético que siempre me ha acompañado.

La calidad de nuestro trabajo, basado en la tecnología incorporada más la tarea de los profesionales seleccionados hizo que no nos faltara trabajo, pero debimos luchar continuamente con la corrupción imperante en la medicina (parte de la tremenda corrupción que ha contaminado a nuestro país en todos los niveles sin límites de ninguna naturaleza). Nos hemos negado sistemáticamente a quebrar los lineamientos éticos, como consecuencia, jamás dimos un solo peso de retorno.. Así, obras sociales de envergadura no mandaron ni mandan sus pacientes al Instituto.

¡Lo que tendría que narrar de las innumerables entrevistas con los sindicalistas de turno!

Manga de corruptos que viven a costa de los obreros y coimean fundamentalmente con el dinero de las obras sociales que corresponde a la atención médica.

Lo mismo ocurre con el PAMI. Esto lo pueden certificar los médicos de mi país que para sobrevivir deben aceptar participar del sistema implementado a lo largo y ancho de todo el país.

Valga un solo ejemplo: el PAMI tiene una vieja deuda con nosotros, (creo desde el año 94 o 95) de 1.900.000 pesos; la hubiéramos cobrado en 48 horas si hubiéramos aceptado los retornos que se nos pedían (como es lógico no a mí directamente).

Si hubiéramos aceptado las condiciones imperantes por la corrupción del sistema (que se ha ido incrementando en estos últimos años) deberíamos tener 100 camas más. No daríamos abasto para atender toda la demanda.

El que quiera negar que todo esto es cierto que acepte que rija en la Argentina, el principio fundamental de la libre elección del médico, que terminaría con los acomodados de turno.

Los mismo ocurre con los pacientes privados (incluyendo los de la medicina prepaga) el médico que envía a estos pacientes por el famoso ana-ana , sabe, espera, recibir una jugosa participación del cirujano.

Hace muchísimos años debo escuchar aquello de que Favaloro no opera más! ¿De dónde proviene este infundio?. Muy simple: el pacientes es estudiado.. Conclusión, su cardiólogo le dice que debe ser operado. El paciente acepta y expresa sus deseos de que yo lo opere. 'Pero cómo, usted no sabe que Favaloro no opera hace tiempo?'. 'Yo le voy a recomendar un cirujano de real valor, no se preocupe'. El cirujano 'de real valor' además de su capacidad profesional retornará al cardiólogo mandante un 50% de los honorarios!

Varios de esos pacientes han venido a mi consulta no obstante las 'indicaciones' de su cardiólogo. '¿Doctor, usted sigue operando?' y una vez más debo explicar que sí, que lo sigo haciendo con el mismo entusiasmo y responsabilidad de siempre.
Muchos de estos cardiólogos, son de prestigio nacional e internacional.

Concurren a los Congresos del American College o de la American Heart y entonces sí, allí me brindan toda clase de felicitaciones y abrazos cada vez que debo exponer alguna 'lecture' de significación. Así ocurrió cuando la de Paul D. White lecture en Dallas, decenas de cardiólogos argentinos me abrazaron, algunos con lágrimas en los ojos. Pero aquí, vuelven a insertarse en el 'sistema' y el dinero es lo que más les interesa.

La corrupción ha alcanzado niveles que nunca pensé presenciar. Instituciones de prestigio como el Instituto Cardiovascular Buenos Aires, con excelentes profesionales médicos, envían empleados bien entrenados que visitan a los médicos cardiólogos en sus consultorios. Allí les explican en detalles los mecanismos del retorno y los porcentajes que recibirán no solamente por la cirugía, los métodos de diagnóstico no invasivo (Holter eco, camara y etc., etc.) los cateterismos, las angioplastias, etc. etc., están incluidos...

No es la única institución. Médicos de la Fundación me han mostrado las hojas que les dejan con todo muy bien explicado. Llegado el caso, una vez el paciente operado, el mismo personal entrenado, visitará nuevamente al cardiólogo, explicará en detalle 'la operación económica' y entregará el sobre correspondiente!.

La situación actual de la Fundación es desesperante, millones de pesos a cobrar de tarea realizada, incluyendo pacientes de alto riesgo que no podemos rechazar. Es fácil decir 'no hay camas disponibles'.

Nuestro juramento médico lo impide.

Estos pacientes demandan un alto costo raramente reconocido por las obras sociales. A ello se agregan deudas por todos lados, las que corresponden a la construcción y equipamiento del ICYCC, los proveedores, la DGI, los bancos, los médicos con atrasos de varios meses.. Todos nuestros proyectos tambalean y cada vez más todo se complica.

En Estados Unidos, las grandes instituciones médicas, pueden realizar su tarea asistencial, la docencia y la investigación por las donaciones que reciben.

Las cinco facultades médicas más trascendentes reciben más de 100 millones de dólares cada una! Aquí, ni soñando.

Realicé gestiones en el BID que nos ayudó en la etapa inicial y luego publicitó en varias de sus publicaciones a nuestro instituto como uno de sus logros!. Envié cuatro cartas a Enrique Iglesias, solicitando ayuda (¡tiran tanto dinero por la borda en esta Latinoamérica!) todavía estoy esperando alguna respuesta. Maneja miles de millones de dólares, pero para una institución que ha entrenado centenares de médicos desparramados por nuestro país y toda Latinoamérica, no hay respuesta.

¿Cómo se mide el valor social de nuestra tarea docente?

Es indudable que ser honesto, en esta sociedad corrupta tiene su precio. A la corta o a la larga te lo hacen pagar.

La mayoría del tiempo me siento solo. En aquella carta de renuncia a la C. Clinic , le decía al Dr. Effen que sabía de antemano que iba a tener que luchar y le recordaba que Don Quijote era español!

Sin duda la lucha ha sido muy desigual.

El proyecto de la Fundación tambalea y empieza a resquebrajarse.

Hemos tenido varias reuniones, mis colaboradores más cercanos, algunos de ellos compañeros de lucha desde nuestro recordado Colegio Nacional de La Plata, me aconsejan que para salvar a la Fundación debemos incorporarnos al 'sistema'.

Sí al retorno, sí al ana-ana..

'Pondremos gente a organizar todo'. Hay 'especialistas' que saben como hacerlo. 'Debes dar un paso al costado. Aclararemos que vos no sabes nada, que no estás enterado'. 'Debes comprenderlo si querés salvar a la Fundación'

¡Quién va a creer que yo no estoy enterado!

En este momento y a esta edad terminar con los principios éticos que recibí de mis padres, mis maestros y profesores me resulta extremadamente difícil. No puedo cambiar, prefiero desaparecer.

Joaquín V. González, escribió la lección de optimismo que se nos entregaba al recibirnos: 'a mí no me ha derrotado nadie'. Yo no puedo decir lo mismo. A mí me ha derrotado esta sociedad corrupta que todo lo controla. Estoy cansado de recibir homenajes y elogios al nivel internacional. Hace pocos días fui incluido en el grupo selecto de las leyendas del milenio en cirugía cardiovascular. El año pasado debí participar en varios países desde Suecia a la India escuchando siempre lo mismo.

'¡La leyenda, la leyenda!'

Quizá el pecado capital que he cometido, aquí en mi país, fue expresar siempre en voz alta mis sentimientos, mis críticas, insisto, en esta sociedad del privilegio, donde unos pocos gozan hasta el hartazgo, mientras la mayoría vive en la miseria y la desesperación. Todo esto no se perdona, por el contrario se castiga.

Me consuela el haber atendido a mis pacientes sin distinción de ninguna naturaleza. Mis colaboradores saben de mi inclinación por los pobres, que viene de mis lejanos años en Jacinto Arauz.

Estoy cansado de luchar y luchar, galopando contra el viento como decía Don Ata.

No puedo cambiar.

No ha sido una decisión fácil pero sí meditada.
No se hable de debilidad o valentía.

El cirujano vive con la muerte, es su compañera inseparable, hable de debilidad o valentía.

El cirujano vive con la muerte, es su compañera inseparable, con ella me voy de la mano..

Sólo espero no se haga de este acto una comedia. Al periodismo le pido que tenga un poco de piedad.

Estoy tranquilo.. Alguna vez en un acto académico en USA se me presentó como a un hombre bueno que sigue siendo un médico rural. Perdónenme, pero creo, es cierto. Espero que me recuerden así.

En estos días he mandado cartas desesperadas a entidades nacionales, provinciales, empresarios, sin recibir respuesta.

En la Fundación ha comenzado a actuar un comité de crisis con asesoramiento externo. Ayer empezaron a producirse las primeras cesantías.. Algunos, pocos, han sido colaboradores fieles y dedicados. El lunes no podría dar la cara..

A mi familia en particular a mis queridos sobrinos, a mis colaboradores, a mis amigos, recuerden que llegué a los 77 años. No aflojen, tienen la obligación de seguir luchando por lo menos hasta alcanzar la misma edad, que no es poco.

Una vez más reitero la obligación de cremarme inmediatamente sin perder tiempo y tirar mis cenizas en los montes cercanos a Jacinto Arauz, allá en La Pampa.

Queda terminantemente prohibido realizar ceremonias religiosas o civiles.

Un abrazo a todos
René Favaloro


          High Mortality Among Patients With Opioid Use Disorder in a Large Healthcare System        
imageObjectives: Elevated mortality has been observed among individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD) treated in addiction specialty clinics or programs. Information about OUD patients in general healthcare settings is needed in light of the current effort to integrate addiction services into primary healthcare systems. This study examined mortality rates, causes of death, and associated risk factors among patients with OUD in a large general healthcare system. Methods: Mortality data were linked with electronic health records of 2576 OUD patients cared for in a large university health system from 2006 to 2014. Results: There were 465 deaths confirmed (18.1% of the study participants), corresponding to a crude mortality rate of 48.6 per 1000 person-years and standardized mortality ratio of 10.3 (95% confidence interval [CI] 9.4–11.3). Drug overdose and disorder (19.8%), cardiovascular diseases (17.4%), cancer (16.8%), and infectious diseases (13.5%, including 12% hepatitis C virus [HCV]) were the leading causes of death. HCV (hazard ratio [HR] 1.99, 95% CI 1.62–2.46) and alcohol use disorder (HR 1.27, 95% CI 1.05–1.55) were 2 clinically important indicators of overall mortality risk. Tobacco use disorder (adjusted HR [AHR] 2.58, 95% CI 1.60–4.17) was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular death, HCV infection (AHR 2.55, 95% CI 1.52–4.26) with cancer mortality risk, and HCV (AHR 1.92, 95% CI 1.03–3.60) and alcohol use disorder (AHR 5.44, 95% CI 2.95–10.05) with liver-related mortality risk. Conclusions: Patients with OUD in a general healthcare system demonstrated alarmingly high morbidity and mortality, which challenges healthcare systems to find innovative ways to identify and treat patients with substance use disorder.
          SCD and Paleo and FODMAPs, oh my!        
Brussels SproutsA little knowledge is a dangerous thing ... and sometimes more knowledge is not better! I am now getting quite confused. It seems that everything is bad for me, and some of the recommendations are contradictory. What's a girl to do?

I've been doing the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for a few years now, and I have done very well on it, removing grains, sugar and liquid milk from my diet. It has helped me keep my Inflammatory Bowel Disease under control with no medication, presumably by reducing the inflammation in my gut.

Then I discovered paleo. To be honest, the paleo/primal principles have had more effect on my exercise (walking and lifting heavy rather than chronic cardio and machines) than on my nutrition, as I was already eating free-run eggs (and pastured when available) and organic dairy (made into SCD yoghurt which is fermented for 24 hours to remove all the lactose) in my lacto-ovo vegetarian diet. Removing legumes (aside from occasional lentils) seems to have been beneficial. Moreover, I added fish to my diet back in March, ending 18 years of vegetarianism. Bringing mammals and birds into my kosher dairy kitchen would be a whole other tale, worthy of another blog post. Hasn't happened yet.

I've also, as my faithful readers know, become enamoured of lacto-fermentation, fermenting kale, cabbage (with juniper berries, yum), pearl onions and carrots. Everything I read told me that these would be good for healing my leaky gut. Just as an update, I no longer use mason jars to ferment, but bail-top jars similar to these (affiliate link).While not totally anaerobic according to some people, I am not yet convinced of the necessity for airlocks, especially as Sandor Katz, the guru of fermentation, agrees with me.

So, along comes the whole FODMAPs thing and completely destroys everything I've been doing. This awkward acronym stands for Fermentable, Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides and Polyols. I'm not going to go into all the details of these (visit the Wikipedia links provided if you really want to know), but in short, all my favourite fermentable foods should be off-limits to people with leaky guts. This despite the lovely lacto-bacilli they harbour which are supposed to be beneficial to the same people. I have no problem with avoiding lactose, grains and pulses, but to cut out all the stone fruits, cruciferous vegetables, onions, nightshades and fungi leaves me with pretty much nothing to eat in the plant department.

Oh, and then JJ Virgin comes along and tells me that eggs are inflammatory, too.

Please, shoot me now.



          Intensive Lowering of Blood Pressure Can Reduce Risk of Harm to Heart Muscle        
A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown that aggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension reduced the risk of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). This condition, the enlargement and thickening of the walls of the heart’s main pumping chamber, is the most common complication of high blood pressure and greatly increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.   
          A Little Vigorous Exercise May Help Boost Kids Cardiometabolic Health        
As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study led by a researcher at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
          Absorbable Stents Offer Alternative for Wake Forest Baptist Cardiology Patients        
The device, called the Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold System, was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration. It is the first fully absorbable stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease. Wake Forest Baptist is the first hospital in the region to offer this groundbreaking treatment.
          Hibiscus: os segredos desse chá!        

CLAUDIO AMORIM MED EMAGRECIMENTO

Provavelmente alguém já chegou perto de você e comentou sobre o chá de hibiscus; não é mesmo? Então, lhe veio aquela pergunta à mente – “afinal, o que é hibiscus ou hibisco”?

Bom. Realmente diversas pessoas estão fazendo uso do chá de hibiscus por diversos motivos.

Aqui neste post, você vai descobrir o que é hibiscus e quais são os segredos desse chá que, inclusive, muitas famosas como Letícia Spiller e Fernanda Souza estão tomando para ostentarem uma barriguinha chapada e manter o corpo “sequinho”.

Confira!

O consumo de chás

Beber chás é um costume europeu que chegou ao Brasil em função das tradições indígenas que utilizavam ervas como forma de cura. Daí em diante, o consumo desta bebida continuou a crescer assim como a variedade de sabores e diversos benefícios.

Há aquelas pessoas que tomam chá pelo sabor, já outras optam pelos ingredientes menos conhecidos investindo nos benefícios que os chás oferecem à saúde.

Um dos chás mais consumidos atualmente é o de hibiscus que tem um sabor mais agradável e pode ser ingerido quente ou gelado.

Hibiscus – o que é e para que serve?

Hibiscus é uma planta que possui flores e folhas exuberantes. A bebida é preparada com o caule seco da flor chamada Hibiscus Sabdariffa, e é a preferida de quem está buscando emagrecer.

A principal responsável pela redução do acúmulo de gordura corporal é a ação antioxidante do chá que contribui significativamente para você perder gordura na região dos quadris e do abdômen.

Isto ocorre porque um dos benefícios do chá de hibiscus se encontra na capacidade que ele tem de diminuir a adipogênese, um processo em que as células pré-adipócitas do seu corpo se transformam em adipócitas maduras (adipócitas=gordura) que fazem você engordar.

Hibiscus – os segredos desse chá!

O hibiscus é rico em nutrientes como magnésio, cálcio, fósforo, potássio, vitamina B2 e vitamina B1. Além disso, seu sabor é levemente adocicado dispensando o uso de açúcar ou adoçantes.

Todos estes nutriente fazem com o que o chá de hibiscus te ofereça diversos benefícios:

  • Ajuda seu corpo captar energia nas células auxiliando no metabolismo da glicose e do oxigênio, principais fontes de combustível celular.

  • Tem ação diurética contribuindo para eliminar os líquidos que causam inchaço e retenção.

  • Por ser rico em antioxidantes, o chá de hibiscus previne o envelhecimento precoce e doenças do coração.

  • Auxilia na redução da pressão sanguínea.

  • Tem ação termogênica, o que te ajuda a perder peso.

  • Reforça o sistema imunológico.

  • Alivia dores musculares.

  • Auxilia na saúde dos cabelos, pele e ossos.

  • Proporciona ação anti-inflamatória.

O chá de hibiscus também emagrece porque possui um inibidor que impede a produção de amilase, a enzima que transforma o amido em açúcar. Assim, tomar esta bebida após as refeições vai te ajudar a diminuir a absorção de carboidratos, o que gradualmente te levará a emagrecer.

Segundo pesquisas, os flavonoides presentes no chá de hibiscus possuem efeito vasodilatador e cardioprotetor. Desta forma, as substâncias elevam o colesterol bom (HDL), reduz o colesterol ruim (LDL) e diminuem a pressão arterial e triglicérides.

Como consumir o chá de hibiscus para emagrecer

Se você for fazer o chá de hibiscus a partir da flor a granel:

  • Coloque para ferver 200 ml de água (não aqueça muito para não perder as propriedades da flor).

  • Desligue o fogo e acrescente 5 gramas da flor seca.

  • Tampe e deixa descansar entre 3 a 5 minutos.

  • Coe e beba.

Especialistas recomendam que ao fazer uso deste chá de hibiscus para emagrecer, você consuma 1 ou 2 xícaras de 200 ml por dia. A cada xícara utilize de 4 a 6 gramas da flor seca, o que equivale a uma colher de chá.

Para potencializar o efeito da perda de peso adicione um alimento termogênico ao chá, como canela, hortelã ou gengibre; pois enquanto o hibiscus evita o acúmulo de gordura o segundo te ajuda a manter o gasto calórico.

Gostou?

Portanto, agora que você descobriu os segredos do chá de hibiscus acrescente-o em sua dieta. É uma maneira de perder o excesso de gordurinhas que te incomoda e ficar com um corpo mais bonito. Lembre-se de sempre ter uma alimentação saudável e praticar exercícios físicos.

E VOCÊ? Já ouviu FALAR SOBRE o MED: PROGRAMA REVOLUCIONÁRIO DE EMAGRECIMENTO DEFINITIVO!

E então? O que você acha desta ótima estratégia para emagrecer? Comente!

Um forte abraço.


          Temperos naturais que são uma delícia! Aprenda como e onde utilizá-los!        

CLAUDIO AMORIM MED EMAGRECIMENTO

Atualmente você encontra vários tipos de temperos industrializados que prometem realçar o sabor dos alimentos. Estes realmente aguçam o paladar, contudo, são extremamente prejudiciais à sua saúde devido a maioria conter o sódio e conservantes em sua composição.

Temperos naturais é a opção perfeita para reduzir o consumo destes tipos de substâncias, pois além de saudáveis garantem muito sabor aos pratos!

Conheça a seguir, alguns temperos naturais que são uma delícia! Aprenda também como e onde utilizá-los. Confira!

1- Alecrim

O alecrim é uma erva que tem um sabor e aroma bem marcantes. Antigamente, mais precisamente no século XIV, era extraído o óleo do alecrim para produção de um cosmético popular da época chamado “A Água da Rainha da Hungria”.

Nativo do mediterrâneo, o alecrim hoje é usado como tempero natural no mundo inteiro!

Propriedades: é rico em vitamina B e C, ferro, cálcio, fósforo, potássio, magnésio, contém antioxidantes que possuem propriedades anti-inflamatórias, prevenindo o envelhecimento precoce, o crescimento de células cancerígenas e evitando danos ao seu corpo.

Como e onde usar: o leve toque de pequenos ramos de alecrim no preparo de abobrinha e batatas com pele assadas faz com que o prato fique uma delícia. Azeite de alecrim e alho com casca são perfeitos para pizzas. Esta erva também combina com aves, massas, peixes, carnes de cordeiro, de porco e de cabrito.

2- Curry

 O tempero curry é de origem indiana e é uma mistura de diversas especiarias tais como o coentro, manjericão, canela, cravo, cúrcuma, páprica, cominho, noz-moscada, gengibre e cardamomo.

Propriedades: tem efeito antioxidante, antibacteriano, estimula o sistema imune e reduz processos inflamatórios, previne seu corpo de doenças crônicas como diabetes e cardiovasculares.

Como e onde usar: é usado em carnes, molhos, sopas, peixes, aves e pratos com queijos e ovos, cozidos e assados em geral. O curry pode até mesmo ser acrescentado em seu chocolate quente!

3- Chimichurri

Conhecido como o melhor amigo de todo churrasqueiro, o chimichurry é mais um dos temperos naturais feito com ervas que tem origem nos pampas uruguaios e argentinos!

Propriedades: rico em vitamina B2, sais minerais, age como antioxidante, melhora a digestão, combate o inchaço abdominal e reduz significativamente as taxas de colesterol. Devido sua ação termogênica, o chimichurry ajuda a emagrecer!

Como e onde usar: este é um tempero bem versátil. Você pode usar o tempero chimichurry em marinadas para carne, porco e cordeiro, aves ou como molho para acompanhar qualquer destas preparações ou sanduíches e pães. É ótimo também para dar um toque especial no feijão, requeijão ou manteiga. Uma delícia!

4- Pimenta calabresa

A pimenta calabresa é uma das importantes aliadas de pessoas que buscam ajuda para emagrecer.

Propriedades: fonte de vitamina A, B1, B2, B3 e C. Contém capsaicina (substância responsável ela pungência da pimenta). É anti-inflamatória, vasodilatadora, favorece a redução de coágulos no sangue, alivia dores de cabeça, atua como cicatrizante, alivia doenças cancerígenas e também do coração, é eficiente na queima de calorias, é antioxidante e possui ação termogênica que te ajuda a perder peso.

Como e onde usar: com leves pitadas nas receitas caseiras como saladas, frangos, arroz, carnes e outros, a pimenta calabresa dá um toque diferenciado ao sabor dos alimentos. Ela vai bem até em doces como mousses.

5- Gengibre

O gengibre é um dos melhores temperos naturais que existe! Na medicina asiática ele é considerado como uma especiaria “quente”; sabe por quê?

Porque o gengibre serve para reforçar as energias masculinas da vitalidade e do “fogo”. Gostou? Então, veja como e onde você pode utilizá-lo:

  • Serve para condimentar peixes, sopas, bolos, leguminosas e biscoitos. Pode ser apreciado como fruta cristalizada e servir de ingrediente para sucos detox.

Veja outros tipos de temperos naturais que são uma delícia:

  • Coentro.

  • Hortelã.

  • Louro em folhas.

  • Orégano.

  • Sálvia.

  • Manjerona.

  • Estragão.

  • Salsão.

  • Mostarda em grão.

  • Kümmel.

  • Cadamomo.

  • Páprica.

Portanto, escolha o tempero natural que seja melhor para cada tipo de prato que você for preparar e bom apetite!

E VOCÊ? Já ouviu FALAR SOBRE o MED: PROGRAMA REVOLUCIONÁRIO DE EMAGRECIMENTO DEFINITIVO!

Um forte abraço.


          Dogs with Heart: Eliminating Heart Disease & Stroke One Paw at a Time        
Every seven minutes in Canada, one person dies from heart disease and stroke. In fact, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in North America. Chances are, you’ve likely been affected by heart disease or stroke, if not directly, then through someone you know. What can we do to eliminate these killers? A good start is to […]
      

          Back in the Swing        
We are now five weeks into the fall semester of college, and six weeks into teaching computers at the elementary school.

I'm kind of tired.

But in a good way!

Work is fun. Today I taught 3rd graders the entire left hand homerow for typing, showed 4th graders how to make a pie chart with M&M's (that they got to EAT after, whee!) and 7/8th graders how to do the basics of html. The only problem is I don't have as much time as I would like to spend on my lesson plans as I would like, because . . .

Yeah, school. It's kind of homework-y. The last two or three weeks each Sunday has been like 7 hours of homework. In a ROW. That is a lot of homework. Plus, ya'know, trying to actually spend time with my boyfriend (who is still wonderful) and my family (who are also busy) and Nick's family (Hi Clair!) and I am just BUSY.

(Notice I am up at nearly 1am on a school night just so I could have some goof off time. Normal hours rebellion, ahoy! Also, zzzzzz.)

Um. What else. Taekwondo is good! Mostly. And I did a cardio class! And got really sweaty. Um, I need to clean my fish tank. I need to clean my apartment. The list of things I need to do is kind of long, so let's just skip that and I'll say I'm totally going shopping tomorrow morning, because Kohl's gave me a $10 off coupon and I need work clothes! Yay, shopping!

I'm off for bed.

Ciao!
           Secular trends in established and novel cardiovascular risk factors in Welsh 12-13 year olds: A comparison between 2002 and 2007         
Thomas, N. E. and Jasper, M. and Williams, D. R. R. and Rowe, D. A. and Malina, R. M. and Davies, B. and Siegel, S. R. and Baker, J. S. (2011) Secular trends in established and novel cardiovascular risk factors in Welsh 12-13 year olds: A comparison between 2002 and 2007. Annals of Human Biology , 38. pp. 22-27. ISSN 0301-4460
          Why Cardio is Ruining Your Fat Loss        

When you want to take your training to the next level, your first move is to crank up the cardio. After all, the more time you spend in that fat burning zone, the more toned you will get, right? Wrong.

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          La Soya: Realmente Saludable o No?        

La Soya bajo la Lupa


A la luz de artículos científicos y otros artículos sobre los efectos de las isoflavonas y estudios realizados en lactantes y niños, hay opiniones encontradas sobre el uso de la soya y la leche de soya como alimento dentro de la dieta y sus beneficios.


Es importante conocerlos, analizarlos y estar muy bien informado para tomar las decisiones correctas sobre la inclusión o no de estos alimentos a nuestra dieta.


Artículo: Fórmulas Infantiles a Base de Soja: hay motivos para preocuparse


Documento Informativo de la Comisión de Alimentos del Reino Unido.

Autores: Sue Dibb y Dr Mike Fitzpatrick. Abril de 1999.


¿Puede la soja causar trastornos de la glándula tiroides en los seres humanos?


Se ha demostrado que la soya afecta las funciones de la glándula tiroides en los seres humanos.


Un estudio realizado por investigadores japoneses concluyó que la ingestión de una cantidad moderada de soja por parte de pacientes adultos podía causar el agrandamiento de la glándula tiroides y suprimir la función de ésta.


Estos investigadores estudiaron los efectos al suministrar 30 gr diarios de soja en encurtido sobre la función de la glándula tiroides.

Durante la investigación, se informó que la ingestión de iodo (en algas marinas) fue normal en todos los pacientes. Los investigadores observaron un aumento significativo en los niveles de TSH en un grupo de 20 adultos alimentados con soja durante 1 mes (grupo I) y en un grupo de 17 adultos alimentados con soja durante 3 meses (grupo 2).


Nota: un aumento de la TSH, puede deberse a un desbalance en las hormonas tiroideas (mientras más alta la TSH, más posibilidad de sufrir de Hipotiroidismo).


En dos de los pacientes, los niveles de TSH aumentaron dramáticamente, de aproximadamente 1 micro-U/mL hasta 6.5 o 7.5 micro-U/mL. No se presentaron cambios significativos en los niveles de iodo inorgánico, T3 o T4 en ninguno de los grupos, pero hubo un aumento significativo en el F T3 y en el F T4 de los pacientes del grupo 2 después de dejar de consumir soja.


Se apreció un bocio no bien definido e hipotiroidismo en tres de los pacientes del grupo 1 y en ocho de los pacientes del grupo 2.Los pacientes del grupo 2 también presentaron sintomas asociados con el hipotiroidismo: estreñimiento (53% de los pacientes), fatiga (53% de los pacientes) y letargo (41% de los pacientes). El bocio en los 11 pacientes era un bocio no bien definido que se encontraba entre los rangos 1 y 11 de agrandamiento. Uno de los pacientes del grupo 1 desarrolló tiroiditis subaguda. El tamaño del bocio se redujo en nueve de los pacientes después de 1 mes sin consumir soja pero persistió en dos de los pacientes. Se necesitaron 6 meses de tratamiento con T4 para que se redujera el tamaño del bocio en estos paclentes.


El hipotiroidismo subclinico se define como la combinación de un TSH moderadamente elevado con un T4 libre normal, una condición que se esta volviendo común y que eventualmente puede evolucionar hacia un evidente hipotiroidismo, especialmente en aquellas personas con anticuerpos antitiroides.

El hipotiroidismo subclinico se define como un estado asintomatico en el cual la reducción de la secreción de las hormonas de la tiroides se compensa mediante un aumento en la producción de TSH para mantener un status clinicamente eutiroideo.

Esta condición es de la mayor importancia y su prevalencia parece estar aumentando.


Factores de la dietas pueden jugar un papel importante en el desarrollo de esta condición. Una alta ingestión de un compuesto bociógeno puede aumentar la secreción de TSH y el aumento en esta secreción, está también relacionado con el creciente riesgo de cáncer en la tiroides.


Vale la pena notar que en los Estados Unidos de América la frecuencia del mal funcionamiento de la tiroides en las personas menores de 45 años se ha duplicado desde 1985.


La soja y el cáncer de mama

Las personas que estén consumiendo soja o suplementos de isoflavona con la esperanza de reducir el riesgo de contraer cáncer deben pensarlo dos veces. Mientras los consumidores y los profesionales de la salud están siendo bombardeados con publicidad de la industria, que exalta las propiedades anticancerígenas de las isoflavonas de la soja, muchos investigadores del cáncer están diciendo justo lo opuesto; que el consumo de las isoflavonas de la soja puede aumentar el riesgo de contraer cáncer.


Por ejemplo, las mujeres posmenopáusicas que consuman isoflavonas de la soja como Terapia de Reemplazo Hormonal (TRH) natural, tienen mayor riesgo de desarrollar cáncer de mama.


En 1996 el Doctor Nicholas Petrakis de la Universidad de California en San Francisco, informó que “el consumo prolongado de proteína aislada de soja tiene un efecto estimulante en los senos de las mujeres premenopáusicas, caracterizado por un aumento en la secreción de los fluidos del pecho, la aparición de células epiteliales hiperfísticas y niveles elevados de estradiol.


Estos hallazgos sugieren un estimulo estrógenico desde las isoflavonas genistein y la daidzein contenidas en el aislado de la proteína de soja”.


El doctor Craig Dees del Laboratorio Nacional de Oak Ridge ha encontrado que las isoflavonas de la soja hacen que se reproduzcan las células cancerosas del pecho. Informó que: “bajas concentraciones de genistein pueden estimular a que las células MC-7 entren en el ciclo celular”. El Dr. Dees concluyó “que las mujeres no deben consumir ciertos alimentos (por ejemplo productos derivados de la soja) para prevenir el cáncer de mama”.


El Doctor William Helferich de la Universidad de Illinois apoya la tesis de tomar precauciones acerca del consumo de soja para prevenir el cáncer de mama.Recientemente declaró que; “existe la probabilidad de que el genistein en la dieta estimule el crecimiento de tumores dependientes del estrógeno en los humanos con bajos niveles de estrógeno endógeno circulando, tales como los encontrados en las mujeres que posmenopáusicas” .


¿Cuánta soja se puede consumir sin riesgo?

Las observaciones realizadas por el estudio de la Clínica de Tiroides Ishizuki indican efectos bociógenicos importantes en pacientes alimentados con 30 gr de soja al día. Basándonos en las concentraciones de isoflavonas encontradas en la soja japonesa (38), 30 gr de soja pueden contribuir hasta con un total de 23 mg del genistein y 10 mg del daidzein.


Para un adulto que pese 70 kg. esto sería igual a la ingestión de 0.33 mg/kg de peso corporal de genistein y 0.14 mg/kg de peso corporal de daidzein por día.

Esta cantidad de consumo de isoflavona es aproximadamente TRES VECES más alta que la cantidad consumida en el Japón, la cual es de 0.08 a 0.13 mg/kg de peso corporal del genistein total por día para un adulto que pese 70 kgs. Para los lactantes alimentados con fórmulas a base de soja, la exposición a las isoflavonas es mucho mayor que la de cualquier otro grupo de la población.


Los lactantes menores de 6 meses que sean alimentados iniciamente con fórmulas de soja tienen una ingestión de hasta 5.4 mg/kg de peso corporal de genistein y 2.3 mg/kg de peso corporal de daidzein por día. Por esta razón, los lactantes alimentados con fórmulas de soja estan expuestos a niveles aproximadamente 16 veces mas altos de isoflavonas que los pacientes del estudio Ishizuki.

Las concentraciones de isoflavonas encontradas en productos disponibles en Nueva Zelandia indican que una dieta de 500 g de leche de soja más 200 g de queso de soja por día, podría dar como resultado la ingestión de hasta un total de 135 mg de genistein y de 80 g de daidzein. Para un adulto que pese 70 kg., esto equivale a la ingestión de 1.9 mg/kg de peso corporal de genistein y de 1.1 mg/kg de peso corporal de daidzein por día.


Este grado de exposición a las isoflavonas es más de cinco veces la exposición de los pacientes en la investigación de Ishizuki y otros.

Los usuarios de los suplementos de isoflavona pueden consumir hasta 40 mg de genistein por día. Para un adulto que pese 70 kg. esto es equivalente a 0.57 mg/kg de peso corporal de genistein por día lo cual es 1.7 veces más que la cantidad que se ha comprobado que causa efectos bociógenicos. Por lo tanto los lactantes alimentados con fórmulas de soja, los consumidores de grandes cantidades de soja y los usuarios de suplementos de isoflavona pueden presentar los sintomas de hipotiroidismo sin sospechar una conexión con la dieta.


Desafortunadamente existen pocos datos acerca de qué constituye un nivel apropiado de ingestión de soja, aunque parece ser que los consumidores en los paises occidentales ahora pueden estar consumiendo mayores cantidades de soja que la consumida como parte de una dieta tradicional asiatica.


Los consumidores de soja deben ser cautelosos y no exceder el consumo de más de 40 g de isoflavonas de soja por día. Se han observado desordenes de la tiroides y otros efectos biológicos en dosis iguales o por encima de este nivel.


Aproximadamente, se pueden encontrar 40 mg de isoflavonas en: Poroto de soja y harina de soja 12-25 g (0.4-0.9 oz) Soja molida 20 g (0.7 oz) Queso de soja (tofu) 70-130 g (2.5-4.6 oz) Leche de soja 200-300 g (7.1-10.6 oz) Brotes de soja 100 g (3.5 oz) ¿Por qué no se difunde esta información? La gente tiene el derecho a saber exactamente qué está comiendo y como está alimentando a sus hijos. ¿,Por qué las agencias gubernamentales se resisten informar al público?


En junio de 1998, el Doctor Mike Fitzpatrick se reunió con el personal del DHS de California para expresar su preocupación acerca de la soja y en particular las fórmulas a base de soja. Recibió una respuesta por escrito de la toxicóloga del DHS, Doctora Susan Loscutoff, quien aflrmó:

“Estoy de acuerdo en que los altos niveles de isoflavinas en las fórmulas para alimentar a los lactantes son motivo de preocupación.” “No estoy de acuerdo en que los padres tengan el derecho a saber que las fórmulas a base de soja contienen isoflavonas y la clase de toxicidad que las isoflavonas puedan causar en los lactantes, ya que los padres no sabrian como interpretar esa información.”

Esta es la tipica respuesta de las agencias que temen represalias de las industrias de la soja si llegaran a alertar al público acerca de los peligros potenciales para la salud con relación a las isoflavonas de la soja.Qué puedo hacer? Envíe esta información a los profesionales de la salud y a sus amigos. Escríbale al Departamento de Salud Estatal solicitando información acerca de los riesgos asociados con el consumo de isoflavonas http://nomecomas.blogia.com/2007/052401-la-soya-bajo-la-lupa.php


SOYA INFANT FORMULA: THE HEALTH CONCERNS

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - Dr Mike Fitzpatrick & Sue Dibb. ADDENDUM: APRIL 1999. What about the traditional use of use soy in infant feeding? Soy was not used in infant feeding in ...

www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/downloads/brief3.pdf


J Nutr. 2008 Jun;138(6):1244S-9S.

Health effects of soy protein and isoflavones in humans.Xiao CW


....."Some studies have documented potential safety concerns on increased consumption of soy products. Impacts of soy products on thyroid and reproductive functions as well as on certain types of carcinogenesis require further study in this context. Overall, existing data are inconsistent or inadequate in supporting most of the suggested health benefits of consuming soy protein or ISF."

PMID: 18492864


Brain Res Rev. 2008 Mar;57(2):376-85. Epub 2007 Sep 19.

Neuroendocrine and behavioral effects of embryonic exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals in birds.


Ottinger MA, Lavoie E, Thompson N, Barton A, Whitehouse K, Barton M, Abdelnabi M, Quinn M Jr, Panzica G, Viglietti-Panzica C.


Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) exert hormone-like activity in vertebrates and exposure to these compounds may induce both short- and long-term deleterious effects including functional alterations that contribute to decreased reproduction and fitness....The EDCs examined included estradiol, androgen active compounds," soy phytoestrogens ", and atrazine. PMID: 18006066


J Neurol Sci. 2007 Nov 15;262(1-2):15-26. Epub 2007 Jul 24.

Autism: transient in utero hypothyroxinemia related to maternal flavonoid ingestion during pregnancy and to other environmental antithyroid agents.

Román GC.


The incidence and prevalence of autism have increased during the past two decades. Despite comprehensive genetic studies the cause of autism remains unknown. This review emphasizes the potential importance of environmental factors in its causation. PMID: 17651757


J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2006 Jun;52(3):174-82.

Effects of genistein, an isoflavone, on pregnancy outcome and organ weights of pregnant and lactating rats and development of their suckling pups.


Tousen Y, Umeki M, Nakashima Y, Ishimi Y, Ikegami S

....."while we observed that the serum concentration of triiodothyronine (T3) in dams decreased, the result was a tendency, not a significant decrease. Our study suggested that maternal ingestion of genistein might have not induced serious adverse effects on dams, fetuses, infants or offspring during growth. However, the results indicated in many papers suggest the necessity of further study on the safety of genistein."PMID: 16967761


Drug Saf. 2001;24(9):665-82.

Risks and benefits of soy phytoestrogens in cardiovascular diseases, cancer, climacteric symptoms and osteoporosis.

Sirtori CR..

........Disturbing data have been reported on potential negative effects of soy isoflavones on cognitive function in the aged, particularly relating to tofu intake. Recent studies have finally indicated a potential role for soy isoflavones in inducing chromosomal changes in cells exposed in vitro and potentiating chemical carcinogens. These findings may not, however, be extrapolated to clinical conditions. Available data do not appear to unequivocally support beneficial effects of soy isoflavones, and warn against their wide use, in the absence of satisfactory clinical findings.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11522120?dopt=Abstract



Circulation. 2006 Feb 21;113(7):1034-44. Epub 2006 Jan 17.

Soy protein, isoflavones, and cardiovascular health: an American Heart Association Science Advisory for professionals from the Nutrition Committee.


Sacks FM, Lichtenstein A, Van Horn L, Harris W, Kris-Etherton P, Winston M; American Heart Association Nutrition Committee.

......The efficacy and safety of soy isoflavones for preventing or treating cancer of the breast, endometrium, and prostate are not established; evidence from clinical trials is meager and cautionary with regard to a possible adverse effect. For this reason, use of isoflavone supplements in food or pills is not recommended...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16418439?dopt=Abstract


Aún no hay consenso acerca de los beneficios del consumo de la soya y sus productos. Hay muchas variables en juego. Puede que la soya sea beneficiosa para ciertas subpoblaciones y nocivas para otras. Esto queda aún por determinarse.El consejo es moderación en la ingesta para aquellas personas que actualmente la consumen. Yo particularmente, no la consumo, en ninguna de sus formas, sea aceite, leche, tofu, lo que sea. Pero esa es mi decisión personal. Lo importante es tener el conocimiento de lo que científicamente se dice actualmente, para posteriormente poder hacer una elección informada.

          Qué es la Homocisteína?        

¿Qué es la homocisteína?

Homocisteína: Aminoácido (uno de los componentes fundamentales de las proteínas) normalmente presente en la sangre en pequeñas cantidades.


El exceso de homocisteína en la sangre puede favorecer la acumulación de placa grasa en las arterias. La homocisteína es producida por la digestión de proteínas.


Aunque nuestro organismo requiere concentraciones normales de homocisteína para formar y mantener los tejidos, las concentraciones excesivas pueden asociarse con cardiopatías y apoplejías.

Los niveles elevados de homocisteína en sangre se han identificado recientemente como factor de riesgo de vasculopatías coronarias, periféricas y cerebrales, entre otras patologías (incluyendo Alzheimer).


¿Cómo incrementa la homocisteína el riesgo de cardiopatía isquémica y de apoplejía? Las concentraciones elevadas de homocisteína pueden contribuir a la lesión de las paredes arteriales producida por el colesterol y otras sustancias. Es más probable que las arterias dañadas por este proceso se estrechen o cierren por completo.


¿Cómo regula el organismo la concentración de homocisteína?

En circunstancias normales, el exceso de homocisteína se elimina rápidamente. Con la ayuda de las vitaminas esenciales, el hígado transforma la homocisteína en aminoácidos que el organismo puede utilizar o descomponer para su excreción.


Un proceso muy importante en el que participa el ácido fólico es la formación de metionina a partir de la homocisteína, un proceso en el que se utiliza como cofactor la vitamina B12.


Es fundamental la suplementación de la dieta con los cofactores vitamínicos que participan en la rutas metabólicas de estos aminoácidos azufrados (homocisteína y metionia): la vitamina B6 o piridoxima y la vitamina B12 o cianocobalamina.


¿Qué efecto tiene la homocisteína en comparación con otros factores de riesgo cardiovasculares?


Se estima que las concentraciones elevadas de homocisteína pueden incrementar el riesgo de cardiopatías al mismo nivel que el tabaquismo y el colesterol.


¿Debería determinar mi concentración de homocisteína?

Este tema debería consultarlo con su médico. Los autores de la "American Heart Association's Science Advisory" (Consejos científicos de la Asociación Americana del Corazón) sugieren que las determinaciones de homocisteína deben realizarse en pacientes con una historia personal o familiar de cardiopatía.


¿Cómo puedo saber la concentración de homocisteína?

Existen análisis sanguíneos para ello.


Si tengo una concentración de homocisteína elevada, ¿cómo pudo producirse?


Las concentraciones elevadas de homocisteína pueden ser el resultado de una deficiencia de determinadas vitaminas esenciales. Además, muchas personas tienen un leve defecto genético en el metabolismo de la homocisteína. Las personas con esta anomalía relativamente frecuente requieren una dieta que satisfaga o exceda todas las recomendaciones sobre la ingestión de ácido fólico, vitamina B6 y vitamina B12.


¿Puedo controlar mi concentración de homocisteína?


En la mayoría de los casos, las concentraciones elevadas de homocisteína son fáciles de controlar. Sólo tiene que asegurarse de llevar una dieta equilibrada que incluya verduras de hoja verde, cítricos, legumbres, pescado, semillas y cereales. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre su dieta, consulte con su médico.

http://www.abbottdiagnostics.es/tusalud/ecardiacas/peligro.asp


Niveles de homocisteína: Normal: entre 5 µmol/L y 15 µmol/L. Moderado: entre 16 µmol/L y 30 µmol/L. Intermedio: entre 31 µmol/L y 100 µmol/L. Severo: > 100 µmol/L.


Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2008 Apr 8;88(14):990-3.

Zhang Y et al

Detrimental effects of homocysteine on insulin release and apoptosis of pancreatic beta cells

PMID: 18756974


Ann Clin Biochem. 2008 Sep;45(Pt 5):476-80.

Kassab A et al

Homocysteine enhances LDL fatty acid peroxidation, promoting microalbuminuria in type 2 diabetes.

PMID: 18753419


J Endovasc Ther. 2008 Aug;15(4):399-407.

Heneghan HM, Sultan S.

Homocysteine, the cholesterol of the 21st century.Impact of hyperhomocysteinemia on patency and amputation-free survival after intervention for critical limb ischemia.

PMID: 18729558


Neurochem Int. 2008 Aug 3.

Kumar M et al

Homocysteine decreases blood flow to the brain due to vascular resistance in carotid artery.

PMID: 18725259


Clin Med. 2008 Aug;8(4):384-7.

Cardiovascular disease--the silent killer in rheumatoid arthritis.

Kumar N, Armstrong DJ.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multisystem disease with high rates of morbidity and mortality. In recent years, there has been increasing focus on the growing rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in RA, over and above expected levels allowing for 'traditional' risk factors. In this paper the impact of CVD in RA, the relative contributions of traditional risk factors and novel risk factors (including homocysteine, oxidised low-density lipoprotein, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein and leptin), and the need to address cardiovascular risk in the fight against premature death from coronary artery and stroke disease in RA are discussed.

PMID: 18724604


VIDEO: FORMACION DE PLACA ARTERIAL

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          El Sol....Efectos Positivos y negativos en nuestra Salud.        

El Sol....Efectos Positivos y negativos en nuestra Salud.

Hoy en día hay mucha inquietud acerca de la exposición al Sol y la aparición de cáncer de piel.

El negocio de bloqueadores solares (sunscreens) está en pleno apogeo. Pero...es realmente el Sol tan malvado como lo pintan? No lo es.


El problema comienza cuando abusamos de su presencia. La exposición excesiva al Sol, sobre todo en épocas de verano ó en países de clima tropical, ó personas con piel muy sensible, si puede causar ciertos inconvenientes.


Pero al mismo tiempo, necesitamos del Sol en nuestra piel para la formación de vitamina D. Aproximadamente el 90% de esta vitamina se forma a través de nuestra piel al contacto con el Sol.

La deficiencia de vitamina D se ha relacionado con gran cantidad de enfermedades, entre ellas diversos tipos de cáncer, enfermedades óseas, autoinmunitarias, cardiovasculares e hipertensión, depresión, entre otras.

Un excesivo uso de protectores solares, puede crear problemas y deficiencia de vitamina D en nuestro organismo.


Que debemos hacer?

Si vamos a exponernos al Sol, tratemos que sea temprano en la mañana ó en la tarde. Utilizar sombreros y ropa si vamos a estar un tiempo prolongado bajo el Sol.

Protejamos nuestros ojos de los rayos ultravioleta con un par de lentes oscuros de buena calidad.


Ser cautelosos con el bloqueador solar. En caso de que no podamos evitar exponernos al Sol al mediodía ó por un tiempo prolongado, ó nuestra piel sea delicada, sí, debemos utilizarlo, pero con mesura. Debe existir un equilibrio. No olvidemos que es igualmente importante mantenernos bien hidratados y consumir alimentos ricos en antioxidantes mientras estamos bajo el Sol.


Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2006 Sep;92(1):9-16. Epub 2006 Feb 28

Reichrath J.


The challenge resulting from positive and negative effects of sunlight: how much solar UV exposure is appropriate to balance between risks of vitamin D deficiency and skin cancer?http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TBN-4JCCFC9-2&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=46396ec3601849db6e9f93ac78fd732c


Recent Results Cancer Res. 2007;174:197-204.

Sinclair C.


Vitamin D--an emerging issue in skin cancer control.

Implications for public health practice based on the Australian experience.

Over recent years, the evidence has been accumulating that vitamin D has a positive impact on our health. This is likely to have an impact on the future of our public health advice related to skin cancer prevention. This paper explores, from a public health perspective based on Australian experience, how skin cancer prevention messages need to be managed in light of new information about vitamin D and in particular, the times when sun protection advice should be provided. ...


Adv Exp Med Biol. 2008;624:1-15.

Holick MF.

Sunlight, UV-radiation, vitamin D and skin cancer: how much sunlight do we need?


Vitamin D is the sunshine vitamin for good reason. During exposure to sunlight, the utraviolet B photons enter the skin and photolyze 7-dehydrocholesterol to previtamin D3 which in turn is isomerized by the body's temperature to vitamin D3. Most humans have depended on sun for their vitamin D requirement. Skin pigment, sunscreen use, aging, time of day, season and latitude dramatically affect previtamin D3 synthesis. Vitamin D deficiency was thought to have been conquered, but it is now recognized that more than 50% of the world's population is at risk for vitamin D deficiency. .....

          From 3 days to 3 weeks        
                                             


Tomorrow marks week 3 from starting this Carb Cycling/Chris and Heidi Powell inspired lifestyle change. 

I am down 6 pounds. This is definitely - at least for me - a slowly but surely experience. I am trying not to obsess over the scale, therefore didn't weigh myself again until this past Friday. My clothes are fitting more loosely so I'm trying to go just by that much of the time. 

Non-scale victories:

  • I haven't bought lunch out in 3 weeks 
  • I have dropped the cream and sugar from my coffee - initially I transitioned to Unsweetened Almond Milk but tried one morning without anything and actually prefer it
  • My wine/cocktail intake is way down. Living in a summer community during the summers this is nothing to scoff out - cocktails are the way of life! (The Powells say get rid of all the alcohol and while I get that's an easy way to save oodles of calories, I've chosen to follow the in moderation/no booze during the work week plan. This is real life, y'all.)
  • My activity level has increased and I am feeling stronger 
  • I signed up for yoga and am loving getting back to it - it's been far too long. Also, planks suck.
  • My water intake has quintupled.
Challenges:
  • Weekends are hard. For the most part it's not hard to be smart about what I'm eating, but I find it hard to stick to the 5 meals every three hours because our days are not predictably scheduled.
  • Dinner is the hardest during the week for sticking to the three hour schedule. I'm still eating several hours after my typical 3:30 pm snack and at this point I'm not sure how to shift that just given the way the evenings go.
  • Our grocery bill has increased. I think that part will sort itself out, and part of that increase is because I am eating from home for every meal versus skipping breakfast and ordering lunch out. Big picture our costs are probably reduced, but the supermarket is benefiting while I sort this all out.
  • The 9 minute missions are very hard for me still, especially when they are upper body focused. I've also missed them in the mornings a couple of times and find them even more difficult in the evening.
  • I need to step up the shredders (cardio/strength workouts that are essentially HIIT based).

Things I've learned:
  • Planning is everything. You cannot succeed at this without planning. I have been making my lunches on Sundays so that I can just grab them out of the fridge every morning.
  • I have been experimenting with my breakfast - eating within 30 minutes of getting up is unappealing to me, but I now understand the importance of it. One can only do so many egg whites and veggies so I've reintroduced protein shakes. That's more my speed first thing in the morning.
  • I've had a couple of high fat/heavy meals on reward days at restaurants and I've left feeling sick both times. Note to self, it's worth the $8 extra bucks for the healthier meal on the menu.
  • Because of the way their plan is structured I do not feel deprived, which is why I think this is successful. Because let's face it - this is all a mental game.


          Update - 3 Days In        
Well, here we are, day 3. It may or may not hurt to type. The 9 Minute Missions - which are essentially torture sessions (burpees, anyone?) are killing me. Maybe that's dramatic. Or is it? I've not been this sore in ages, which tells me 1) I'm super out of shape and 2) Walking on treadmills does not a workout make. At least not when that's all you're doing.

On my mind on day 3:

  • The food intake seems to be okay. I'm tracking with My Fitness Pal and still coming in too high in calories on the low carb days. Which is sort of hilarious since I'm not exactly eating a lot. I figure this is all going to take continued fine tuning.


  • The workouts, as I mentioned before, are kicking. my. ass. I never would have believed you if you told me 9 minutes of exercises were harder than 60 minutes on a treadmill. I would have been wrong. I have been doing the cardio piece too, which involves walking the dogs and I've been trying to run up hills but it's triggering some spectacular asthma attacks, so I need to percolate on how to best manage the cardio aspect of fitness.
  • To be successful on this plan - really any plan I guess - one has to plan ahead. The last thing I wanted to do after entertaining all weekend was cook a big pot of ratatouille on Sunday at 10pm, but I did it, and I've been grateful this week to just be able to grab my already portioned tupperware and hit the road.
  • Spinach is very versatile. Tonight it substituted itself for pasta since we didn't have enough spaghetti squash and can I tell you how great it was with ground turkey and sauce?
  • I like the structure of 5 smaller meals a day, eating every 3 hours. I just keep screwing up dinner. We tend to eat much later than 6:30PM so I'm dragging on keeping up with the schedule in the evening.
  • I discovered a new product for the high carb day of carb cycling: Siggi's Skyr Yogurt. It's apparently Icelandic. And it's awesome.  http://siggisdairy.com/products/ You should try it.
  • I haven't spend a dime on breakfast or lunch out this week. And let me tell you, I haven't missed it one bit. Plus, if I keep this up, we will definitely be millionaires. $12-$15/day on crap takeout foot adds up. 
  • I have switched to Unsweetened Vanilla Almond milk for my coffee. I'm saving approximately 75,000 calories every morning with this change.

And so that's that. I have found that I am tired much earlier every night. In fact I fell asleep in the middle of writing a blog post on Monday night. Getting up earlier and being more active plus the removal of unnatural stimulants are making me tired, but in a good way.

Until next time ....


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Le Los Angeles Times annonce la mort de Michael Jackson

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Le chanteur Michael Jackson est mort, a annoncé jeudi le Los Angeles Times, citant des sources municipales et policières.

"La mort de Michael Jackson a été proclamée par des médecins cette après-midi après être arrivé à l'hôpital dans un coma profond", ont dit au Times des sources municipales et policières, rapporte le journal sur son site internet.

 

Le 25 juin 2009, Michael Jackson se trouvait dans sa maison d'Holmby Hills, à Los Angeles, quartier de Bel Air, Carolwood Drive. Un peu avant 13 heures, heure locale, les pompiers du Los Angeles Fire Department reçoivent un appel annonçant qu'il venait de faire un arrêt cardiaque.

Sur place, les ambulanciers envoient un médecin procéder à une réanimation cardio-pulmonaire. Michael Jackson, en état d’arrêt cardiaque complet, est transporté d'urgence au Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center où il arrive six minutes plus tard. Malgré des tentatives de réanimation pendant plus d'une heure, sa mort est annoncée à 14 h 26, mais n'est officialisée que tardivement. Une enquête du département de Los Angeles des vols et homicides est menée et une autopsie est prévue pour le 26 juin 2009 afin de déterminer les causes réelles de sa mort.

 

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          Women's Health Market: Global Attitudes Towards Health, Fitness and Wellbeing Among the Under 30s and Market Impact        

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          Global Urinary Catheters Market Growth, Drivers, Trends, Demand, Share, Opportunities and Analysis to 2021        

Global Urinary Catheters market research report is a resource, which provides current as well as upcoming technical and financial details of the industry to 2021.

Pune, Maharashtra -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/09/2017 -- The Global Urinary Catheters Market Research Report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Urinary Catheters Industry for 2017-2021. Global Urinary Catheters Market, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years and discussion of the key vendors effective in this market. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of Global Urinary Catheters globally.

In urinary catheterization a latex, polyurethane, or silicone tube known as a urinary catheter is inserted into a patient's bladder via the urethra. Catheterization allows the patient's urine to drain freely from the bladder for collection. It may be used to inject liquids used for treatment or diagnosis of bladder conditions. A clinician, often a nurse, usually performs the procedure, but self-catheterization is also possible. The catheter may be a permanent one (indwelling catheter), or an intermittent catheter removed after each catheterization.

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Key Vendors of Global Urinary Catheters Market:
-Teleflex
-Bard Medical
-ConvaTec
-B.Braun
-Coloplast
-AngioDynamics
-Boston Scientific
-Cook Medical Inc.
-Medtronic and Covidien
-Hollister
-Terumo
-Amsino
-Pacific Hospital Supply
-Sewoon Medical
-WellLead
-Star Enterprise

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Global Urinary Catheters Market Segment by Type, covers:
-Indwelling or Foley Catheters
-Intermittent or Temporary Catheters
-Male External or Condom Catheters

Global Urinary Catheters Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into:
-Urinary Retention
-Urinary Incontinence
-Spinal Cord Injury

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Geographical Segmentation of Global Urinary Catheters Market:
Global Urinary Catheters in Americas
Global Urinary Catheters in APAC
Global Urinary Catheters in EMEA

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List of Exhibits
-Exhibit 01: Product offerings

-Exhibit 02: Types of cardiopulmonary diseases

-Exhibit 03: Peri-operative period and its different stages

-Exhibit 04: History of Global Urinary Catheters

-Exhibit 05: Global Urinary Catheters systems for other surgeries

-Exhibit 06: Process of Global Urinary Catheters

-Exhibit 07: Components of cardiopulmonary Global Urinary Catheters system

-Exhibit 08: Cost analysis of cardiopulmonary Global Urinary Catheters

-Exhibit 09: Cost breakdown of CABG surgery and cardiopulmonary Global Urinary Catheters 2015

-Exhibit 10: Global cardiopulmonary Global Urinary Catheters systems market 2015-2020 ($ millions)

-Exhibit 11: Five forces analysis

-Exhibit 12: Global cardiopulmonary Global Urinary Catheters systems market segmentation by end-user 2015

-Exhibit 13: Global cardiopulmonary Global Urinary Catheters systems market segmentation by geography 2015

-Exhibit 14: Global cardiopulmonary Global Urinary Catheters systems market segmentation by geography 2020

-Exhibit 15: Global cardiopulmonary Global Urinary Catheters systems market segmentation by geography 2015-2020

-Exhibit 16: Global cardiopulmonary Global Urinary Catheters systems market segmentation by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)

-Exhibit 17: Cardiopulmonary Global Urinary Catheters systems market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)

-Exhibit 18: Comparison of US healthcare system: Before and after reforms

-Exhibit 19: Implements amended in ACA

-Exhibit 20: Number of coronary bypass surgeries per 100,000 people in Europe 2013

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          Global Circulating Tumor Cells Market Expected to Grow by 2021- Key Driver, Trends, Sales, Supply, Demand Top Vendors, Industry Application Analysis and Outlook        

The Global Circulating Tumor Cells Market Report is a meticulous investigation of current scenario of the global market, which covers several market dynamics. The Global Circulating Tumor Cells market research report is a resource, which provides current as well as upcoming technical and financial details of the industry to 2021.

Pune, Maharashtra -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/09/2017 -- The Global Circulating Tumor Cells Market Research Report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Circulating Tumor Cells Industry for 2017-2021. Global Circulating Tumor Cells Market, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years and discussion of the key vendors effective in this market. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of Global Circulating Tumor Cells globally.

Report analysts forecast the Global Circulating Tumor Cells Warming Devices market to grow at a CAGR of 18.9% during the period 2017-2021.

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This report mainly covers Circulating Tumor Cells products, by types (CTC enrichment, CTC detection and CTC analysis), by applications (Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment and Others).

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-Thermo Fisher Scientific
-Illumina
-Agilent Technologies
-Laboratory Corporation
-Promega
-GE Healthcare
-QIAGEN
-LGC Forensics
-Morpho (Safran)
-NEC
-ZyGEM

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The scope of this study is clinical testing, prognostic and monitoring markets for CTCs in cancer. The report also includes the clinical segment, currently approved CTC tests and their markets, the regulatory environment, current technologies, new technologies, cancer incidence, market projections and market share along with the latest trends and new developments in this area. This report does not include the segment's research market including reagents, or any accessories used for CTC isolation or studies. The research segment of the market includes numerous competitors with different capabilities, developing and commercializing products such as CTC isolation devices and protocols, CTC characterization reagents, assay and instrumentation, and various identification technologies based on cell imaging. These market players include specialized or research-based companies that contribute considerably to the technological advancements in the field of CTC technologies. The data collected for the report is focused on breast, prostate and colorectal cancers for which clinical data and tests are available currently on the market. CTCs in other cancers are being researched and some are in clinical trials; these are not included within the scope of this report.

Global Circulating Tumor Cells Market Segment by Type, covers:
-CTC enrichment
-CTC detection
-CTC analysis

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-Breast Cancer
-Colorectal Cancer
-Others

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Geographical Segmentation of Global Circulating Tumor Cells Market:
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- Global Circulating Tumor Cells in APAC
- Global Circulating Tumor Cells in EMEA

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-Exhibit 01: Product offerings

-Exhibit 02: Types of cardiopulmonary diseases

-Exhibit 03: Peri-operative period and its different stages

-Exhibit 04: History of Circulating Tumor Cells

-Exhibit 05: Circulating Tumor Cells systems for other surgeries

-Exhibit 06: Process of Circulating Tumor Cells

-Exhibit 07: Components of cardiopulmonary Circulating Tumor Cells system

-Exhibit 08: Cost analysis of cardiopulmonary Circulating Tumor Cells

-Exhibit 09: Cost breakdown of CABG surgery and cardiopulmonary Circulating Tumor Cells 2015

-Exhibit 10: Global cardiopulmonary Circulating Tumor Cells systems market 2015-2020 ($ millions)

-Exhibit 11: Five forces analysis

-Exhibit 12: Global cardiopulmonary Circulating Tumor Cells systems market segmentation by end-user 2015

-Exhibit 13: Global cardiopulmonary Circulating Tumor Cells systems market segmentation by geography 2015

-Exhibit 14: Global cardiopulmonary Circulating Tumor Cells systems market segmentation by geography 2020

-Exhibit 15: Global cardiopulmonary Circulating Tumor Cells systems market segmentation by geography 2015-2020

-Exhibit 16: Global cardiopulmonary Circulating Tumor Cells systems market segmentation by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)

-Exhibit 17: Cardiopulmonary Circulating Tumor Cells systems market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)

-Exhibit 18: Comparison of US healthcare system: Before and after reforms

-Exhibit 19: Implements amended in ACA

-Exhibit 20: Number of coronary bypass surgeries per 100,000 people in Europe 2013

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          Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System Market Growth, Drivers, Trends, Demand, Share, Opportunities and Analysis to 2021        

The Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System Market Report is a meticulous investigation of current scenario of the global market, which covers several market dynamics.

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-Haemonetics
-Medtronic
-LivaNova
-Fresenius Kabi
-Terumo
-Wandong Health Sources

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Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System Driver:
-Rise in cardiac surgeries
-Complications of allogenic blood transfusion
-Advances in autotransfusion technology

Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System Challenge:
-Limitations of autotransfusion technology
-Use of allogenic blood transfusion
-Stringent regulatory framework and medical policies

Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System Trend:
-Development of ultrafiltration systems
-Significant opportunities in emerging countries
-Public awareness

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Geographical Segmentation of Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System Market:
- Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System in Americas
- Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System in APAC
- Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System in EMEA

The Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendors operating in the market. Global Cardiopulmonary Autotransfusion System report analyses the market potential for each geographical region based on the growth rate, macroeconomic parameters, consumer buying patterns, and market demand and supply scenarios.

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List of Exhibits

-Exhibit 01: Product offerings
-Exhibit 02: Types of cardiopulmonary diseases
-Exhibit 03: Peri-operative period and its different stages
-Exhibit 04: History of autotransfusion
-Exhibit 05: Autotransfusion systems for other surgeries
-Exhibit 06: Process of autotransfusion
-Exhibit 07: Components of cardiopulmonary autotransfusion system
-Exhibit 08: Cost analysis of cardiopulmonary autotransfusion
-Exhibit 09: Cost breakdown of CABG surgery and cardiopulmonary autotransfusion 2015
-Exhibit 10: Global cardiopulmonary autotransfusion systems market 2015-2020 ($ millions)
-Exhibit 11: Five forces analysis
-Exhibit 12: Global cardiopulmonary autotransfusion systems market segmentation by end-user 2015
-Exhibit 13: Global cardiopulmonary autotransfusion systems market segmentation by geography 2015
-Exhibit 14: Global cardiopulmonary autotransfusion systems market segmentation by geography 2020
-Exhibit 15: Global cardiopulmonary autotransfusion systems market segmentation by geography 2015-2020
-Exhibit 16: Global cardiopulmonary autotransfusion systems market segmentation by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)
-Exhibit 17: Cardiopulmonary autotransfusion systems market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)
-Exhibit 18: Comparison of US healthcare system: Before and after reforms
-Exhibit 19: Implements amended in ACA
-Exhibit 20: Number of coronary bypass surgeries per 100,000 people in Europe 2013
-Exhibit 21: Cardiopulmonary autotransfusion systems market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ millions)
-Exhibit 22: Cardiopulmonary autotransfusion systems market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
-Exhibit 23: Impact of drivers

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          Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses Market Expected to Grow by 2021- Growth, Opportunities, Analysis Key Driver, Top Vendors, Industry Application, Analysis and Outlook        

The Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses market research report is a resource, which provides current as well as upcoming technical and financial details of the industry to 2021.

Pune, Maharashtra -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/09/2017 -- The Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses Market Research Report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses Industry for 2017-2021. Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses Market, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years and discussion of the key vendors effective in this market.

Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses is a device used to treat head shape deformities such as plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and scaphocephaly. The helmet treatment is effective in infants from 3-18 months of age, but optimal when started younger due to the decrease in growth rate as the child ages. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses globally.

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The Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses Market Report is a meticulous investigation of current scenario of the global market, which covers several market dynamics. The Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses market research report is a resource, which provides current as well as upcoming technical and financial details of the industry to 2021.

This report focuses on the Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.

Key Vendors of Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses Market:
-Orthomerica
-Ballert Orthopedic
-Cranial Technologies
-Becker Orthopedic
-Hanger Clinic
-BioSculptor
-Boston Brace
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Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses Market Segment by Type, covers:
-Active helmets
-Passive helmets

Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses Market Segment by Applications, can be divided into:
-Plagiocephaly
-Brachycephaly
-Scaphocephaly

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Geographical Segmentation of Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses Market:
Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses in Americas
Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses in APAC
Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses in EMEA

The Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses report also presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the major vendors operating in the market. Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses report analyses the market potential for each geographical region based on the growth rate, macroeconomic parameters, consumer buying patterns, and market demand and supply scenarios.

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List of Exhibits
-Exhibit 01: Product offerings

-Exhibit 02: Types of cardiopulmonary diseases

-Exhibit 03: Peri-operative period and its different stages

-Exhibit 04: History of Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses

-Exhibit 05: Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses systems for other surgeries

-Exhibit 06: Process of Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses

-Exhibit 07: Components of cardiopulmonary Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses system

-Exhibit 08: Cost analysis of cardiopulmonary Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses

-Exhibit 09: Cost breakdown of CABG surgery and cardiopulmonary Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses 2015

-Exhibit 10: Global cardiopulmonary Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses systems market 2015-2020 ($ millions)

-Exhibit 11: Five forces analysis

-Exhibit 12: Global cardiopulmonary Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses systems market segmentation by end-user 2015

-Exhibit 13: Global cardiopulmonary Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses systems market segmentation by geography 2015

-Exhibit 14: Global cardiopulmonary Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses systems market segmentation by geography 2020

-Exhibit 15: Global cardiopulmonary Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses systems market segmentation by geography 2015-2020

-Exhibit 16: Global cardiopulmonary Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses systems market segmentation by geography 2015-2020 ($ millions)

-Exhibit 17: Cardiopulmonary Global Pediatric Cranial Remolding Orthoses systems market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ millions)

-Exhibit 18: Comparison of US healthcare system: Before and after reforms

-Exhibit 19: Implements amended in ACA

-Exhibit 20: Number of coronary bypass surgeries per 100,000 people in Europe 2013

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          Targex Topical Fat Loss Solution Spot Reduction That Works        
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One of the reasons that losing weight is so hard for people is because they fail to stick to one consistent plan of action. They fall prey to the many diets and exercise products that are found on the market and seemingly pop up each and every day. They can be hard to lose weight when you never give your body a chance to adapt to one method you choose before you switch up and start trying another one. It's very common for people to lose faith in anything they do when they don't see immediate results. While nothing that I know of short of plastic surgery offers immediate results, there are a few things you can do right now to start losing weight quickly and safely even as much as 7 to 10 pounds per week or more.



The first of these techniques is one you may have heard before. It's called exercise. Regular vigorous exercise is the hands-down winner when it comes to burning fat off your body. You want to include a plan that combines both cardiovascular exercise such as running or jumping rope with a regular weight training program as well. If you've been hearing these admonitions for years but had yet to put on a pair of running shoes, now is the time to do it. Nothing will get you healthier and begin shutting off pounds light intense physical exercise.



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          UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center sponsors Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium        

The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center will host its first Concepts in Congenital Cardiac Care symposium, a conference which will bring together medical experts and researchers, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons, radiologists, sonographers and pediatric cardiac nurses to discuss the changing landscape of congenital cardiac care.

(PRWeb March 07, 2017)

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          Dana Spence        
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
B.S., 1992, Grand Valley State Univ.
Ph.D., 1997, Michigan State Univ.

Solving biological problems at the molecular level with the help of novel biotechnology method development is the primary goal in the Spence group. To accomplish this goal, our group blends a variety of methods found not only in the chemical sciences, but also bioengineering, pharmacology, and physiology. Our publication record is exemplary of this broad approach to solving problems; specifically, in the past 3 years, our group has published papers in journals whose primary focus is analytical chemistry, diabetes, pharmacology, and microfluidic devices, to name a few. We employ any measurement scheme necessary to find answers and make new discoveries. Therefore, it is not uncommon for students in the Spence group to be experts in cell culture and cell preparation, but also understand the basics behind laser-induced flow cytometry, chemiluminescence techniques, or how to prepare microfluidic devices from 3D-printing technology. During the past year or so, we have also used NMR, circular dichroism spectroscopy, absorbance spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy, gel electrophoresis, HPLC, amperometry, cyclic voltammetry, and scintillation counting in our efforts.

All of the work performed in the Spence group is problem-based and hypothesisdriven. Moreover, most of our work is centered around the bloodstream and complications that arise in, or from, the bloodstream during disease onset. For example, since 2006, our group has been interested in studying C-peptide, a 31 amino acid peptide secreted from the pancreatic beta cells with insulin. Recently, our group has discovered that C-peptide demonstrates activity on red blood cells (something insulin does not do), but only when bound to zinc. We are also in the process of determining how this zinc binds to C-peptide, and if it induces structure in the peptide that subsequently leads to its binding to the red cell. Our ultimate objective with this project is to prepare a correct formulation of Zn-bound C-peptide that can be re-administered to people with Type 1 diabetes, who no longer produce C-peptide in their bodies due to beta cell destruction.

In addition to our work in diabetes, we also have recently reported findings concerning hydroxyurea, the only proven therapy for people with Sickle Cell Disease. We also dedicate resources and time to studies involving platelets for Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke. Finally, a new branch of our laboratory efforts focus on improving stored red blood cells for Transfusion Medicine. Here we are formulating new, yet simple, storage solutions for the blood cells. Preliminary evidence suggests that some of the properties of our stored red cells are as fresh on day 35 of storage as they are on day 1! We hope to continue these efforts in the next few years to improve human health.

A new technique in our group involves 3D-printing. Nearing 30 years since its introduction, 3D printing technology is set to revolutionize research and teaching laboratories. With regard to research settings, 3D printing has been limited to biomedical applications and engineering, although it shows tremendous potential in the chemical sciences. The Spence group aims to utilize 3D printing technology to help us solve the problems listed above, especially those related to cell-cell communication, blood flow, and tissue-on-chip applications.

Research currently underway in the Spence group is focused on (a) platelets, (b) sickle cell disease, and (c) stored blood, in addition to our long-standing investigations involving diabetes.

Microfluidic evaluation of red cells collected and stored in modified processing solutions used in blood banking?, Wang, Y.; Giebink, A.W.; Spence, D.M., Integrative Biology 2014, 6, 65-75. (C&E News full page story, Feb 3, 2014 issue, page 30) Evaluation of 3D Printing and Its Potential Impact on Biotechnology and the Chemical Sciences, Gross, B.C.; Erkal, J.L.; Lockwood, S.Y.; Chen, C.; Spence, D.M. Analytical Chemistry 2014, 86, 3240-3253. (Cover Article) Endothelium Nitric Oxide Production is Increased by ATP Release from Red Blood Cells Incubated with Hydroxyurea, Lockwood, S.Y.; Erkal, J.L.; Spence, D.M., Nitric Oxide 2014, 38, 1-7. 3D-Printed Microfluidic Devices with Integrated Versatile and Reusable Electrodes, Erkal, J.L.; Selimovic, A.; Gross, B.C.; Lockwood, S.Y.; Walton, E.L.; McNamara, S.; Martin, R.S.; Spence, D.M., Lab on a Chip 2014, 2023-2032. 3D-printed Fluidic Devices Enable Quantitative Evaluation of Blood Components in Modified Storage Solutions for use in Transfusion Medicine, Chen, C.; Wang, Y.; Lockwood, S.Y.; Spence, D.M., Analyst 2014, 139, 3219-3226. (Cover Article)

          Chunqi Qian        
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2007
B.S. Nanjing University, China, 2002
Career Development Award, National Institutes of Health, 2013-2017
Young Investigator Award, 10th International Conference on Magnetic Resonance Microscopy, 2009.

Dr. Qian received his Ph.D. (2007) from the University of California, Berkeley and B.S. (2002) from Nanjing University, China. His research focuses on the development of advanced detection technologies for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and for biosensors in general. These detection technologies are subsequently utilized to evaluate the efficacy of various therapeutic strategies for cardiovascular, kidney and neurodegenerative diseases.

X. Zeng, M. Barbic, L. Chen, C. Qian. Sensitive Enhancement of Vessel Wall Imaging with an Endo-esophageal Wireless Amplified NMR Detector (WAND), Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, (2016) DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26562.
C. Qian, Q. Duan, S. Dodd, A. Koretsky, J. Murphy-Boesch. Sensitivity Enhancement of an Inductively Coupled Local Detector Using a HEMT-based Current Amplifier. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 75 (2016) 2573-2578.
C. Qian, X. Yu, N. Pothayee, S. Dodd, N. Bouraoud, R. Star, K. Bennett, A. Koretsky. Live nephron imaging by MRI. American Journal of Physiology-Renal Physiology, 307 (2014) F1162-F1168.
C. Qian, I. S. Masad, J. T. Rosenberg, M. Elumalai, W. W. Brey, S. C. Grant, P. L. Gorkov. A volume birdcage coil with an adjustable sliding tuner ring for neuroimaging in high field vertical magnets: ex and in vivo applications at 21.1 T. Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 221 (2012) 110-116.
C. Qian, J. Murphy-Boesch, S. Dodd, A. Koretsky. Sensitivity Enhancement of Remotely Coupled NMR Detectors using Wirelessly Powered Parametric Amplification. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 68 (2012) 989-996.

          From Work to Play        
There are a lot of things in life that we have to do, and many of them aren't the most fun.  Some things are completely out of our control.  We may have health concerns that require us to do things in order to care for ourselves, or we may have family that needs taking care of.  Our job may not be something we enjoy, but might be necessary to put food on our table or keep a roof over our head. 

And even when it comes to the things we want to do or enjoy doing, there are often aspects or tasks that we know we need to do, but may not particularly want to do.  If we play a sport, we know that practice will make us better, but it might be tedious.  Or we may need to do strength training or cardio so we can perform better.  We may love our family, but that doesn't mean that we necessary like changing diapers or cleaning the house.  And sometimes, we are just tired or not really in the mood to do the things we might ordinarily enjoy, but we know we need to do them anyways.

When we aren't enjoying the task at hand, it often becomes so much worse than it actually is.  We begin to dread doing it before we even start, and we drag our heels or try to distract ourselves.  We may fuss and fight the whole way, making the actual process harder than it needs to be.

I have been doing a 30 day manifesting challenge with Connie Benedict, and the topic of the quality of our actions came up.  The idea being that if an action isn't fun, then it might be an indication that the result of that action might not be in our best interest.  I think that when we set an eye on a goal, we should feel excited and jazzed up about working on it.  Now this doesn't mean that every step along the way will be fun and amazing, but if every step feels horrible, then perhaps you might want to rethink your goal.

So what do you do when you know you need to do something, are absolutely excited about the end goal, but one or two steps along the way just aren't your thing?  I know from personal experience, the more I can make any action or experience fun, the easier it will be.  And often the more I will get out of it as well.

One of the easiest ways to find the fun is to try different ways of doing something.  I love yoga, but I have found that some yoga videos I really can't get into.  Other people make holding those hard poses much easier simply by their own energy and personality.  I also know that I really dislike cardio workouts, but I have found some (like zumba) that I can get into (because they incorporate dance).  Perhaps you want to get in more exercise, but hate working out.  You may decide to start playing a sport, or take your dog to the park for regular walks.  Finding the versions of an activity that I actually enjoy turns what was something I dreaded to something that I actually start to look forward to.

Of course some actions are harder to twist than others.  I go with my mother-in-law to her doctors appointments (because she can't drive the the further away ones, and likes to have someone with her so that there are two people listening to the doctors and so she doesn't forget to tell them things).  Doctors visits are really never fun, and she can be quite impatient (understandably so when the doctors keep her waiting way beyond her appointment time). 

What helps me with these times is changing my perspective.  I try to not think about it as doing her a favor so much as showing her I care.  I like my mother-in-law, and I enjoy spending time with her (under normal circumstances).  So I tend the conversations, and try to keep her talking about things that are interesting to her instead of dwelling on the appointment or the fact that we are still waiting.  By making my focus on her instead of me, I find the time more enjoyable and I am not thinking about what we are doing, simply spending time with her.

I also use the time to practice my own patience (which serves me well also with hubby, who has inherited his mother's impatience).  When I think about focusing on my own calm, the time becomes practice time for me, time to challenge myself at remaining calm and keeping my own inner peace, no matter what the people around me are doing (doubly important because I pick up on other's emotions, so twitchy people tend to make me twitchy unless I work at keeping my own tranquility).

I also think that changing perspective can be used to turn tedious tasks into games.  As I was thinking about this topic, I kept thinking about kids movies where chores are changed with a little imagination.  I've actually seen programs for adults that present things like health goals (working out, eating healthy, and doing other self-care actions) into a fantasy game (like you might play on the computer).  You designate each of the things you are doing as a complimentary action in the game. 

So, for example, if you are wanting to work out three times a week for a month, you may draw (or print out) twelve monsters, and post the sheet on your fridge.  Each time you work out, it is the equivalent of slaying one of your 'foes'.  And at the end, when they are all defeated (and you have done your twelve workouts that month), you celebrate the victory.  If you are on your own, this might mean giving yourself a reward (like many quest givers in games give you a reward for completing their task), like a new pair of workout clothes or a day at the spa.

You can incorporate this idea with visualization to make distasteful tasks something else as well.  If you have to spend time at work with someone you don't care for, try changing how you perceive them.  You might visualize that they are your best friend, or someone you don't know but would like to.  One thing that works for me is to start coming up with stories about someone.  If they are always grumpy, tell yourself the story about what makes them grumpy.  Make the stories a little crazy.  So maybe they woke up that morning and their cat had eaten holes in all their boxes of cereal, so the kitchen was covered with a mix of cereal pieces.  And all their socks had disappeared, so they had to go look for them, and they found them all stacked in a pile in the bathtub.

It sounds a little strange, and it is, but what it does is get your mind focused on something else, something that (hopefully) is more enjoyable, than the current situations.  I also like to use this kind of visualization technique for things like long plane rides or other periods of waiting.  I may not have control over when things happen, but I can choose to make the wait time something that I have fun with instead of just staring at my watch.

I also find that if I can change my environment, that will often help me find joy in routine things.  I am not someone who likes cleaning (at all!), but I have more fun with it now.  I have a bright shiny red broom (because I had the choice of a black one or this pretty shiny red one, and of course I picked the red one!), and I tied bells onto the end of the handle, so that every time I sweep, bells sound.  Sound is cleansing, and that was one reason why I did it, but listening to the bells jingle as I sweep just makes me smile.  It's silly, but it makes me want to sweep so I can make the bells ring.

Scent is another way to change your environment.  When I am working on lots of writing (like during November when I try for 2k words a day), I do my best to make sure my desk is as pleasant as possible.  I may light a scented candle, or use an oil diffuser, or just put on perfume.  I pick scents that are soothing or invigorating, depending on what I feel like I need that day.  Just stopping and taking a deep breath, brings up the emotions that are triggered by the scent I chose.  It takes me out of the moment I'm in and lets me refresh myself and get back to the thing I am working on.

I also find that joy carries over.  If I am doing something that I really am not enjoying, I may find myself at a point where I need to just walk away from it.  I often go outside and just bask in the sunlight and take in nature.  Deep breaths and just letting go of any tension or frustration until I feel energized and happy again.  Then, I find that when I go back inside and start working on whatever it is, I am revitalized and the work seems to go faster.

It is important to know what brings you joy too.  Music is a huge thing for me.  There is always music, and if I need to pump myself up, I can swap up a song to something that makes me want to dance and take a little dance break.  I love music when doing things that I enjoy but have tedious bits, like cooking.  I like to cook, but sometimes watching a pot or mixing dough can drag on (and make your arm tired too!)  If I have music playing, I can be singing and dancing along, and minding my cooking doesn't seem like a chore anymore.

It definitely takes trial and error, but there is a lot of value in learning how to turn ordinary tasks into something more fun.  When you start to pick up on how to apply the things you love to the things you need to do, you can create an enjoyable experience wherever you are and whatever you have to do.  So, whenever you are faced with a task that you aren't looking forward to, try to figure out a way to bring the fun into it.  You might be surprised at what you end up with!
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          Flu Shots Linked To Lower Heart Risk        
Getting a flu shot not only prevents you from coming down with a bad case of influenza, it may also prevent your risk of heart disease, according to a new study. An international group of researchers analyzed data from five randomized clinical trials on vaccination and heart disease and found that getting the annual flu shot was associated with a lower risk of heart attacks, stroke, and other adverse cardiac events. Although scientists are unsure why, the flu has been linked with a higher rate of heart problems. So keeping flu symptoms at bay may do the heart some good as well. The researchers analyzed over 6,400 heart patients in their review, published in the medical journal JAMA. Some of the participants got a flu shot, some got a placebo, and others received no shot of any kind. Overall, there were 246 heart attacks and other cardiovascular events, and 97 heart disease-related deaths. For patients without a history of heart disease, getting vaccinated cut their risk of an heart-related event by 36 percent. In all, participants who were vaccinated had a 19 percent lower risk of death from heart disease.
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Azeite


Protege contra doenças coronarianas e câncer, tendo ainda ação antioxidante.
Rico em ômega 9 e em um composto orgânico chamado esqualeno, protege contra doenças coronarianas e câncer, tendo ainda ação antioxidante e atuação sobre o sistema imunológico. Se não houver contraindicação médica, recomenda-se consumir de uma a duas colheres por dia. O azeite, porém, não é recomendado para frituras. Ao ser aquecido, ele perde algumas de suas propriedades. Dessa maneira, o melhor azeite é o extravirgem, obtido sem adição de nenhum produto químico ou aquecimento – os outros tipos são aquecidos.
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Peixe


Reduz os níveis de colesterol e o risco de doenças cardiovasculares.
Fonte de proteína, rico em cálcio, ferro e vitaminas do complexo B, com baixos níveis de colesterol e gordura. Peixes de águas profundas, como salmão, atum, bacalhau, arenque, cavalinha, sardinha e truta também são ricos em ácido graxo ômega-3, que reduzem os níveis de colesterol sanguíneo e o risco de doenças cardiovasculares, além de terem efeito hipotensivo (reduzem a pressão arterial) e atuação antiinflamatória.
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Espinafre


Rico em duas substâncias antioxidantes importante para os olhos (luteína e zeaxantina).
Rico em dois antioxidantes importante para os olhos (luteína e zeaxantina). Alguns estudos observaram que essas substâncias podem retardar a degeneração macular (lesão na área central da retina) e o aparecimento da catarata. Couve, milho, gema de ovo e frutas amarelas também possuem essas mesmas propriedades.
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Brócolis


De acordo com alguns estudos, pode reduzir o risco de desenvolvimento de tumores.
De acordo com alguns estudos, pode reduzir o risco de desenvolvimento de tumores, já que contém antioxidantes (isotiocianatos) com capacidade de proteger o organismo. Couve-flor, repolho, couve, agrião e rúcula também são ricos em isotiocianatos.
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Alho


Tem ação antioxidante e bactericida.
Tem ação antioxidante e bactericida, em grande parte devido à presença da alicina, uma substância derivada do enxofre e que dá o odor característico ao alho quando o mesmo é mastigado ou cortado.








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          Fitness Match Made In Heaven        

Can’t decide on a new workout routine? Why not let your star sign guide you in the right direction? Summer is the best time to start experimenting with fresh workouts, specifically the exercises that speak to your soul, and here by soul we are implying to zodiac signs. Our zodiac sign determines our personality choices, knowing what ailments you are prone to and taking indication from it we can decide which workout will suit our body type or nature. After all don’t we all know that too much routine could send us into a comma of boredom! Go figure which workouts are compatible for you and your personality based on your star sign!
 Aries:
 * You like competition, activity and are bold. You will like cardio exercise. Dance class where you can show your moves and speed, consider hip hop, ballet. You could try metric based cycling, spin classes, running, and tennis too. Taurus:
 * You are calm, grounded, patient, bodily, graceful, disciplined and persistent. You prefer a comfortable and relaxed workout not something that gets you totally tired. Yoga is your go-to exercise. Try burpees, push ups, planks, outdoor boot camp, light jogging, belly dancing, kite surfing, tennis or even gardening. Gemini: * You get bored of monotony, you look for variety and social interaction while you are at it. You are restless and workouts are ideal for you to keep your mind and body in good shape. Also you would gladly want to bring in a workout buddy while you are going through the rigmarole. You can give circuit training and boot-camp or pilates a shot wherein the moves are changing regularly or even run or Frisbee in the park, badminton, volleyball are great for you. Cancer: * You like routine and structure, you are activity driven and are a sensitive nurturer. You like working out with people with some space or solitude, quiet thinking time once in a while. A spinning class, run club, sailing, water aerobics, golf, yoga, or Pilates will keep you stimulated. Leo:
 * You like challenges, you are flashy in your workout regimes hence you like something that pushes you. You like to keep in good shape, especially because you like the compliments pouring in on your physical appearance. Consider HIIT or boxing classes, gym, Zumba, golf, weight training, kick boxing, sailing or even dance classes will help keep you fit and fabulous. Remember to mix things up! Virgo: * You are particular, detail oriented and focused. You like to keep a record of your daily workout or activity in details and count calories. Exercise forms like Barre or Pilates, power yoga or core workouts are your best bet! Libra: * You are friendly, peaceful, like to sweat it out alongside social interaction. Also you love food so don’t stop eating just yet! Focus on workouts of your interest that flows smoothly and does not stress you besides letting you indulge in your favourite treats. Consider partner sports like tennis, badminton, racquetball, golf, martial arts, strength training Barre or join a gym. Scorpio: * Focused, fearless, fiery in nature, intense and ambitious. You should try endurance sports like long distance running, treadmill or swimming. Empowering workouts like deep water running or aqua boot camp or boxing, spin class, triathlon are good fit. Sagittarius: * Adventurous, athletic, challenge-loving and variety loving creature, with amazing stamina levels. You love to travel, you could be travelling the world and working out at the same. Try mountain climbing, power walking or bike riding or horseback riding for a sense of accomplishment. Or simply go running with your pet! You should befriend cross-fit, races, mud run and intense workouts or gymnastics, martial arts, core fusion and high intensity cardio will push your limits. Capricorn: * Naturally blessed with discipline and self-control, you love hard work and are dependable. With a strong mind and the skill to listen to your body you will do what works for you, hence results speak volume for you! Look for Pilates on crack classes to cater to your challenging side or simply join a health club, gym and sign up a trainer. Aquarius: * Curious, creative and love trying out new things besides being a team player in social settings. The newest trends and equipment’s will motivate you besides freedom of movement is the key to your fitness routine. Your best bet would be Zumba fitness sessions, sign up for a marathon or try resistance training, spinning or martial classes. Pisces: * You treat workout as a passion, you look at the physical, spiritual, body and mind benefits of your workouts forms. You are easy going, sensitive, intuitive and like strenuous activities. Trying out Yoga will give you the perfect balance, that besides try aqua cycling, paddle boating, aqua yoga, surfing, water polo or meditation, Tai Chi, Pilates, Yoga, Zumba, Hip Hop, Salsa too, all which engage the body, mind, spirit and fun too!

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          RUSSIA: Babushkas rule        

Russia will be reshaped not by revolution but by urbanization and a life expectancy gap between men and women, writes Ekaterina Schulmann

Historical parallels are a curse of our time because they prevent rational analysis of social and political processes. Once you hear that 2014 is 1914 all over again, or that a certain regime is heading towards a new Nazism, this is a clear signal to stop listening, as clear as when you are advised to read Dostoevsky to gain insight into the ‘Russian soul’.

It is time to stop taking Karl Marx’s joke at face value: history does not repeat itself, either as tragedy, or as farce. Since there is an infinite supply of historical facts, it is likely that striking similarities between past and present events are based either on the magic of numbers – 1914/2014 – or on highlighting some facts while ignoring others.

The main sin of parallelism is that it negates progress. It is stuck in the Middle Ages, when the wheel of fortune decreed that nothing changed.

The same type of thinking that denies the passage of time, however, makes a fetish of space and turns geography into destiny.

People who balk at a comparison between the Russian and Venezuelan political systems are happy to compare modern Russia with the Russia of Ivan the Terrible, Nicholas II or Stalin, periods that have nothing to do with our time economically, culturally or socially.

So what are we to make of this year’s centenary of the revolutions that ended the Russian Empire, and the fashionable search for clues to the future of today’s Russia? To unpick the parallels, it is worth exploring the basic composition of Russian society then and now through demographic trends − while understanding that demography influences, but does not determine, political processes.

Looking at the demographic data of Russia for 2016 and for the Russian regions of the Empire by 1917, we see two major trends that shaped the 20th century: ageing and urbanization.

The median age of a Russian citizen of today is 39 years. In 1917, the average age of a resident of Petrograd was 19. In 1885, there were 11.6 million city dwellers in Russia, a figure that doubled within 30 years to 23.2 million in 1914. In 1940 the urban population of the USSR was 60.6 million people and in 1956, 87 million. Within 40 years, 54 million people had moved from village to town. By the late 1950s, the urban population equalled the peasantry.

Urbanization was a feature of the era that transformed agrarian societies into modern industrial ones. The grimmer appendages of this process were global wars of the type unknown to previous ages, combining the genocidal intent of Genghis Khan with new weapons capable of wiping out millions of lives. The young people wanting to climb up the social ladder by moving from the countryside to the cities could play two roles: as the drivers of progress or the cogs in great totalitarian machines of repression, as happened in Russia and China.

There are gaps in the Russian demographic pyramid that we see repeated roughly every 20 to 25 years. These are the traces of the horror that was the Russian 20th century – mostly the human loss of the Second World War, but also of the civil war, collectivization, numerous waves of genocide and organized hunger. If you compare the modern demographic pyramids of the former Soviet republics, you will see a picture resembling the Russian pyramid, but with the edges somewhat smoothed.

Today 74.4 per cent of the citizens of Russia live in cities, according to Rosstat, the Russian statistics service. Agrarian Russia, the Russia of the peasantry, is now the stuff of folklore. Given the state of the transport and road infrastructure, it is reasonable to assert that Russia today consists of 15 cities and their agglomerations, with more or less empty space in between.

There are two exceptions: the agricultural regions of Southern Russia and the national republics of the North Caucasus. Remarkably, these are also the regions with distinct political cultures and electoral behaviour differing from that of central, northern or Siberian Russia.

Ethnically, if we compare the results of the censuses of 1991 in the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, as the territory of the Russian Federation was defined in Soviet times, and the last census of 2010, we see a gradual consolidation of the ethnically Russian population. Non-Russian Judeo-Christian ethnic groups are declining or disappearing: Jews, Germans, even Ukrainians and Belarusians are markedly less numerous in 2010 than in 1991. The sole exception is the Armenians.

At the same time, there is quite significant growth of those ethnic groups that can be described as Muslim: the Azeris, the Tartars, and the Caucasian nations. Very roughly put, in the Russia of today we see two groups of unequal size, but also with unequal demographic dynamics: the generalized Russian and the generalized Muslim nations.

Having said this, it is important to remember that these are not actual ‘communities’ or even ‘ethnic groups’: there is not so much in common between the Kazan Tatars and the Chechens, while the ‘Russian’ Russians are extremely diverse.

These statistics, of course, can be readily used for all kinds of political catastrophism. They can be turned to support nationalistic propaganda of the ‘let’s declare a mono-national state before it’s too late’ type, or the ‘Russians are all dying out and being replaced by people from the Caucasus’.

In fact, Russia is not dying out in any perceivable way, the birth rates being moderately low, but on a par with the general level of countries of comparable economic status and social composition.

Looking at the demographic pyramid of 2016, we see not just an old, but an ageing population, with the predominance of women growing with each rise up the age scale. This is due to the difference in average life expectancy between the genders: men die sooner, and the more pronounced gender inequality starts after 55 years. Life expectancy has been slowly growing for the past 15 years yet according to data for 2016 it is still a shockingly low 66.5 years for males and an almost decent 77 years for females.

The real Russian demographic problem is not low birth rate, but early mortality, especially male mortality, which is almost totally due to preventable social causes: alcoholism, driving accidents, violent crime, high prison population and treatable diseases, most importantly cardiovascular.

There is a total absence of what demographers call a ‘youth bulge’ − a disproportionately high number of 15 to 25-year-olds in the population pyramid. Such a youth bulge was very visible in the population pyramid of Germany in 1933, the year Hitler was appointed Chancellor, and − in a milder form − in Russia in 1927.

Today we have instead what might be termed a youth gap − a visible failure below 25 to 29 years caused by the relatively small generation born during the first half of the 90s. The following 15 to 19 stratum is even smaller − a continuation of the low fertility of the second half of the 90s and early 2000s.

Since 2002, the birth rate has been gradually increasing, and at the base of our pyramid we see two decent-sized ‘bricks’ −Russians aged 10 years or less. Their participation in the political process is yet to come.

What does this demographic picture mean for a country’s political development? Always keeping in mind that demography affects but does not determine political processes, it is possible to discern some tendencies.

With women aged 45 and older becoming the predominant social group in Russia, this creates the impetus to shift the policy agenda towards social issues − healthcare, education, a comfortable living environment. This is in marked contrast to official budget priorities, focused on security, the military and costly foreign adventures.

The decision-makers of the ruling bureaucracy are largely males aged 60-plus, with military, secret service and law-enforcement backgrounds. Their values and interests may be not as aligned with those of the Russian majority as they would like to think.

Demography is an important factor that affects a country’s likelihood of edging towards authoritarianism. Poor demography isn’t a death sentence; however, the existence of a ‘youth bulge’ correlates with a society’s proneness to violence.

When the majority of the population in a country is over 40, protests are more likely to be peaceful and legal. At the same time, an older population has no effect on the probability of a military coup, the other bane of semi-autocracies that don’t have a politically valid mechanism for the transfer of power.

While young people go to demonstrations, older people go to elections. By casting their ballots, the old deliver the results required by the authorities and also agree to accept them as legitimate.

The latter is an important factor in a political system that relies heavily on falsifications and the use of the ‘administrative resource’ to boost turnout and achieve desirable voting outcomes. If younger Russians neither vote nor take an interest in election campaigns and their results, it erodes the election’s legitimacy, making protest activity a more attractive option.

The next generation gap, stemming from the relatively small generation born in the 1990s and early 2000s which is now entering its fertility age, will ensure a continuing need to replace the shortfall with migrant workers. This, inevitably, will form the basis of continuing political tensions for the next 15 to 20 years.

In a longer perspective, we have the continuing ultra-urbanization process that will draw Russia closer and closer to the picture of ‘15 great cities with empty spaces in between’. These are: Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Omsk, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Ufa, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Voronezh and Volgograd. Close behind are Krasnodar, Saratov and Tyumen.

The cities of industrial Siberia − Tyumen, Krasnoyarsk, Tomsk, Novosibirsk − and Southern Russia and the North Caucasus − Makhachkala, Krasnodar, Rostov-on-Don − demonstrate the most stable population growth in recent years, both due to natural birth increase and migration.

These 15 to 18 cities and the surrounding territories serving them will inevitably strive to become both sources and centres of political power. This is in direct opposition to the current political system that has all-but abolished direct mayoral elections, crushed the freedoms and financial independence of municipalities and strives to uphold at least the appearance of a ‘vertical of power’ by heavy dependence on regional authorities − which, in their turn, are kept under control by a centralized budgeting system and the threat of criminal prosecution.

Both varying demographic dynamics and migration rates will widen the differences in ethnic composition between different regions and between the smaller towns and the megapolises. The core Russian territories are growing more and more uniformly Russian (and its towns are experiencing population decline), while the bigger cities present a globally familiar picture of ethnic and religious diversity.

Today even Moscow is, by international standards, almost a mono-ethnic and certainly a mono-racial city as compared with New York or London, but this will change in the coming decades. Already today the mayor of Moscow is from the Far North and the deputy mayor is from Tatarstan, a cause of some political discontent. In future we are likely to see people from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and other parts of Central Asia who want administrative and political careers in the capital.

Today’s social tensions are often created by the average Russian’s suspicious attitude towards both working migrants in the cities and non-Russians in the administration, the courts and the police.

In the foreseeable future the ethnic shifts described above will dangerously increase those tensions, if they are not absorbed and co-opted by working political institutions, competitive public politics and pluralistic media − not exacerbated or exploited by the state-run media’s short-sighted propaganda and a monopolistic ruling elite which makes little room for the generations below them who are keen for their turn at power.

 

AUTHOR:

Ekaterina Schulmann is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration


          CSU Study Assesses Impact of Paid Sick Leave on Preventive Care         

Workers without paid sick leave are 1.6 times less likely to get a flu shot

Preventative CareMore than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and do not have to pay for 15 preventive screenings recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Yet, despite this advantage, many are not utilizing these lifesaving screenings and are contributing to the nation’s soaring health care costs, which reached a whopping $3 trillion in 2014.

Researchers from Cleveland State University and Florida Atlantic University are the first to use data after the implementation of the ACA to get to the root of what factors are contributing to the low rates of preventive care use. Results of their study, published in the current issue of the journal Preventive Medicine, illuminate the importance of the role paid sick leave benefits plays in the lives of employees and ultimately in public health. 

“Compared to 22 similarly developed countries, the United States is the only one that does not mandate employers to provide paid sick leave benefits or include paid sick leave in a universal social insurance plan,” said LeaAnne DeRigne, lead author and an associate professor in the School of Social Work within FAU’s College for Design and Social Inquiry.

For the study, the research team, co-led by Patricia Stoddard Dare an associate professor of social work at Cleveland State, used cross-sectional data from a sample of 13,545 adults aged 18-64 with current paid employment from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). They examined the relationship between having paid sick leave and obtaining eight preventive care services: blood pressure check; cholesterol check; fasting blood sugar check; getting a flu shot; being seen by a medical doctor or health care provider; getting a Pap test (females only); getting a mammogram (females only); and getting tested for colon cancer. The analysis controlled for demographic and other important predictor variables including gender, marital status, education, race/ethnicity, full time work, insurance coverage, health status, limiting health conditions, family income, age, and family size. 

Regardless of sociodemographic factors, the researchers found that workers who lack paid sick leave were significantly less likely to have received preventive health care screenings in the last 12 months, even among those previously told that they have a condition such as diabetes or cardiovascular disease that places them at higher medical risk. They also found that workers without paid sick leave are 1.6 times less likely to have received a flu shot in the past 12 months.

Additional findings from the study reveal that American workers without paid sick leave were:

  • 30 percent less likely to have had a blood pressure check in the last 12 months
  • 40 percent less likely to have had a cholesterol check in the last 12 months
  • 24 percent less likely to have had a fasting blood sugar check in the last 12 months
  • 19 percent less likely to have seen or talked to a physician or health care provider in the last 12 months
  • 23 percent less likely to have had a Pap test in the last 12 months

“Our findings demonstrate that even when insured adults are provided with free preventive screenings, paid sick leave is a significant factor associated with actually using the screenings,” said DeRigne.  “American workers risk foregoing preventive health care, which could lead to the need for medical care at later stages of disease progression and at a higher cost for workers and the American health care system as a whole.”

The two most common ways to offer paid sick leave is by mandating employer-funded benefits or through a universal social insurance program funded through taxes. The Healthy Families Act, introduced in Congress in 2015, uses the employer-funded model and would allow workers to earn up to seven days of paid sick leave if their employer has more than 15 employees and seven unpaid days for employers who have less than 15 employees. The bill has not yet been introduced in the current Congressional session.  

“Our data can be used by health care professionals, policy makers and others to consider the expansion of access to evening and weekend hours as well as mobile, community-based, and workplace health and wellness services,” added Stoddard Dare. “When workers forgo essential preventive health care such as flu shots, the public health implications are immense. This is particularly relevant for service related employees, food preparation workers and others who have low access to paid sick leave coverage.”

The article also was co-authored by Cyleste C. Collins, Ph.D., assistant professor at Cleveland State University, and Linda Quinn, Ph.D., college associate lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Cleveland State University.

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Cellulite Exercises
Cellulite are trapped body fat cells that may be removed by cellulite creams readily available for sale, but when you're somebody that dislikes putting creams and creams then you will find special cellulite exercises that can be done to be able to relieve yourself of individuals cottage type cheese bumps onto the skin.

Daily Exercise

You want to do daily exercises and along with detoxing plus some hormonal balancing might help alleviate the unsightly appearance of cellulites within your body. Performing these everyday won't help remove cellulite but offer you an over-all healthy body too.

Do Cardio workout routines

Perfect cellulite workouts are cardio workouts. This could include walking, jogging and swimming or anaerobic exercises centered on firming the upper thighs, sides and bottom because these are where one can usually place cellulite build-ups.

Carrying this out everyday you'll enhance your bloodstream circulation in addition to lymphatic drainage. Exercises for cellulite also aid in detoxing via sweating.

Anaerobic Workout

Another group of exercises is known as anaerobic workout also is essential in getting rid of cellulite because this can help you metabolize excess body fat that accumulates especially around the upper thighs and sides that eventually becomes the dreaded cellulites.

Hormonal Remedies

Regrettably, sometimes exercises might not be enough to totally remove cellulite and hormonal unbalances. Some type of hormonal treatment might be utilized because it is also thought that certain other reason behind cellulite develop is hormonal discrepancy.

These cellulite workouts are really made to burn excess fats and alleviate cellulite formation in addition to convert body fat into muscles which will accelerate metabolic process too. It's also required for women who aren't overweight to concentrate their exercises on parts of the body that's really vulnerable to developing cellulites. Again consistency is essential if you want individuals cellulites to become completely eradicated.
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Exercise:
The baby slept in so I missed the Monday class at the gym. I like that class. One hour and you get it all done. 30 minutes of cardio followed by 30 minutes of strength training..

I could have used the baby sleeping as an excuse not to go to the gym. But....

Instead I went to the later class. One hour of barbell strength. Boring class. Great instructor, but I just get so bored.

I followed that with a 15 minute jog on the treadmill. Agai...
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Okay, so who cares why I haven't "posted" in almost three months. . .more on that later--maybe another three months.

Let's talk about what I did TODAY. . .

I did THREE different classes at THREE different times at this place. . 

I drank about about 33 millions ounces of this stuff. . 


And I WASTED over three hours watching this dumb girl make some dumb moves. . .


On this dumb show. . .



Then after I got home from the third cardio class of the day at Golds I pushed play on my answering machine. . .stupid move.  Yep, THREE different messages from the hospital wondering "where I was."  Seriously---how in THE HELL did I forget I was supposed to work tonight...  So here I am on 4 hours sleep from the night before (damn 5:30 a.m. class at the gym) and with a fried brain secondary to a huge influx of caffeine, 'artificial flavors', and mind numbing TV. . .OHHHHH, AND, Jullian--whatever her name is on the Bachelorette--keeps saying (when referring to her boy toys) "him and I."  AHHHHHH, soooo buggy!!  Seriously, you can't even use proper grammar on reality TV.  Bad grammar may be the thing that sends me way over the edge.  Oh, mercy---Hope no one get seriously ill tonight.

And, clearly, I need to come up with some better, more productive coping mechanisms.



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          A Female’s Guide: How to Optimize Your Sex Life        

The topic of female sexuality has progressively become more accepted in modern society, but there are many regions throughout the world where it remains heavily stigmatized. The sexual revolution of the Western world has primarily focused on female reproductive health and rights, but the topics of female sexual desire and pleasure have also steadily gained acknowledgement. Within the past decade, the feminist movement has gained strength in numbers and media exposure, leading to a surge in female sexual empowerment and increased opportunities for women to explore their sexual identity. Needless to say, there is still a great deal of work to be done in the female sexual empowerment movement. This is to be expected, as humans have primarily focused on the sexual urges and desires of men since the dawn of mankind. Mankind. The status of female sexuality and sexual health can be largely attributed to the uneven power dynamics between men and women.1 The female sexual revolution is a laborious process with challenging, long-term goals. However, there are numerous measures that you can take to increase your personal and sexual satisfaction. By living a happy and sexually fulfilling lifestyle, you can in turn educate your peers about the importance of awareness, knowledge and resources available in your community. This guide serves as a tool to help navigate females through the intricate and overlooked topics regarding their sexuality. Individuals like yourself can take part in the female sexual revolution by becoming educated and comfortable with your body, portraying your confidence and insight to the people that surround you and living a happy and healthy physical, mental and sexual lifestyle.

 

Step 1: Education

Education is the first step to improving the sexual health and rights of females because without an accurate understanding of their needs and desires, there cannot be progress. Educating yourself on the various methods and health practices that promote mental and physical health will not only help you to feel happier and more confident on a daily basis, but this positivity will also carry over into your sexual lifestyle. Female sexual health is often only discussed when it relates to sexual disease, dysfunction and child-rearing basis. Although these are highly important topics, this approach fails to consider a female’s romantic needs, sexual pleasure and mental health.  Ask your doctor about what resources are available for women in your community and engage in discussion with your peers. Asking questions about your sexual health and seeking help for any problems you may experience will allow you to gain knowledge, confidence, and an understanding of your body. This can also open the door for conversations with your doctor, family, friends and partners in the future.

Once you have educated yourself on how to improve your physical, mental, and sexual health, the next step is to make this process more personal to you. If you feel unfamiliar or uncomfortable with your anatomy, take a few minutes out of each day to explore your body. Become familiar with every part of your body and how it feels to touch different areas. Be curious! Don’t hesitate to use a small hand mirror to look at yourself. Or just close your eyes and explore the various erogenous zones of your body with your hands. This can help you to relax and become familiar with what areas are most sensitive and enjoyable to touch.

For women who experience negative body image, the education and self-exploration steps may be difficult. The media portrays the female (and male) body in extremely unrealistic ways, which can create impossible standards to live up to. If it is difficult for you to find pride in the way that  you look, try to find self-confidence through what you do and who you are. Whether you are great at your job, a fantastic mother, a reliable friend, or an attentive partner, recognize the aspects of your life where you succeed and give yourself some credit! It does not matter how much you weigh, how flat your stomach is or what size clothes you wear. The more you like yourself, the more others will want to be around you and enjoy your company. The more comfortable you feel in your own skin, the more you can relax and enjoy sex, whether it’s during masturbation or with your partner. You do not have to fit society’s standards to be and feel physically beautiful. Feeling good, beautiful and confident inside and outside is important. Everyone is beautiful. Make an effort to find the parts of your body that you love.

Step 2: Adopt a Healthy and Happy Lifestyle

An active lifestyle can contribute to a healthy weight, a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease, and improved mental health and mood. It can also lead to more pleasurable sexual experiences.2 Exercise increases blood flow to the sex organs, in addition to boosting mood through the release of exercise-induced chemicals called endorphins, also known as the “feel-good chemicals.”3 Additionally, testosterone levels are heightened during the hour following exercise, which can lead to an increased sex drive.3 Daily exercise is incredibly important, but establishing a realistic and sustainable routine is even more crucial. Setting goals for yourself and working alongside your partner can be excellent motivators for sustaining your healthy diet and lifestyle. A healthy and balanced lifestyle can lead to increased fitness and confidence, in addition to helping you feel more sexy, playful and open to trying new things inside and outside of the bedroom with your partner.

Sex Enriching Foods: There are many foods that can increase libido by increasing blood circulation to the sexual organs:

  • Garlic, chili peppers, and ginger contain allicin, which dilates blood vessels and thins the blood.3
  • Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish also help to thin the blood and increase elasticity of the blood vessels, allowing for easier blood flow.3
  • Dark chocolate contains antioxidants in addition to phenylethylamine, which has a stimulating effect by releasing the neurotransmitter dopamine and serotonin in the brain.3 Dopamine is associated with feelings of pleasure and love, while serotonin helps regulate mood and memory.4

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Stress has a profound effect on the functioning of the human body. When the body is under high levels of stress, this leads to a release of the hormone cortisol, which is known to suppress the sexual response cycle and cause low libido.3 Maintaining low levels of stress is important for cardiovascular, mental, and sexual health. Finding a balance between work, family, hobbies, your partner and your personal time can be difficult, but it is a key element for a healthy lifestyle.

 

Step 3: Communication

Maintaining strong, open communication is crucial in sustaining a gratifying personal relationship and sexual experience with your partner. Making assumptions about what your partner is thinking or feeling based on their body language alone is not a reliable way of communicating. Discussing any concerns or problems that you may have before engaging in sex is the best way to avoid unwanted situations and discomfort so your experience is not filled with worry or apprehension. Keeping the dialogue open throughout sex can also ensure that you have your partner’s consent and that you are both enjoying the experience. Sexy talk is a form of communication in which individuals discuss intimate scenarios together and this can be a great way to maintain communication during sex. Engaging in sexy talk before, during, or after sexual intercourse can heighten the excitement and connection between you and your partner by keeping you both in the moment, and allowing you to introduce specific sexual positions or scenarios that you would like to try. Sexy talk can also help reaffirm that you are both enjoying yourselves and make you both feel confident and empowered. 

If you feel uncomfortable discussing your sexual desires with your partner or find that it is difficult to bring up the subject in a conversation, try writing a letter or email to your partner. Writing down your thoughts, desires, or concerns is a great way to express yourself because you can take time to formulate your ideas and ensure that you address the subject in its entirety.

If you have suffered trauma in your past, this can put a strain on a relationship if you have refrained from sharing it with your partner, your partner has problems coping with it, or if your partner does not know how to provide you with all the support that you need. Although it may be a difficult subject to discuss, confiding in your partner can bring you closer together and provide you with an additional personal resource to help you navigate through the healing process. If your partner feels uncomfortable or unable to advise you on the trauma on their own, group or couple’s counseling is an excellent option to help move the dialogue forward in a useful way. Seeking help for any personal or relationship problems can allow you to let go of previous trauma, establish stronger relationships with individuals that you can confide in the future, and allow you to move forward with your life and pursue the things that make you the most happy.

Step 4: Address Any Sexual Difficulties  

It can be difficult to talk about sexual difficulties with your partner or your doctor, but sexual dysfunction is common (43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report some degree of difficulty during their lifetime).5 These problems can occur at any stage of a male of female’s life and it is not something that you need to be ashamed of. There are many resources on SexInfo to help navigate you through this process and educate you on the possible causes and treatments.

Vaginal Dryness

Insufficient lubrication can be caused by a number of factors including inadequate amounts of foreplay, poor body image or self-confidence issues, improper diet or exercise, menopause, anxiety and stress, lack of partner communication, or prescription medications.6 In addition, some female bodies just do not produce enough lubrication for a pleasurable sexual experience, even if they do not possess any underlying medical issues and they are sufficiently aroused.

A female’s body experiences a multitude of changes throughout the lifecycle. Vaginal dryness is typical during menopause due to changes in estrogen levels. This reduction in vaginal lubrication can lead to painful intercourse and a decreased libido. Fortunately, there are multiple over the counter remedies available for women experiencing vaginal dryness. Vitamins B, A and beta carotene are high in essential fatty acids and may be taken as supplements to increase vaginal lubrication.7 Vitamins E and A suppositories can also be inserted in the vagina to provide relief for vaginal dryness.7 Drinking plenty of water, decreasing alcohol and caffeine intake, and refraining from douching or harsh chemical soaps that interfere with the vaginal pH levels can all lead to an increase in vaginal lubrication.6Personal lubricants (also known as “lube”) can also be utilized during sexual intercourse to help reduce friction and irritation, thereby increasing sexual pleasure.

Estrogen is an important hormone that is responsible for keeping a female’s vaginal tissues healthy. This hormone helps to maintain the vagina’s normal lubrication, acidity levels, and elasticity.7 When estrogen levels decline, the lining of the vagina becomes thinner and less elastic, leading to a decreased production of vaginal lubrication. Estrogen levels drop during and after menopause, during pregnancy, and during periods of breastfeeding.7 Estrogen can also decrease in females who smoke cigarettes, who have had their ovaries removed, who have been previously treated for cancer, or who have certain immune disorders. Estrogen cream can help relieve vaginal dryness, but they are also notorious for causing a variety of other unpleasant symptoms.7 Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing vaginal dryness and discuss the best options pertaining to your medical history.

 

Low Libido

Low sexual desire can have large variety of causes including age, menopause, negative sexual experiences, depression, anxiety and stress, habituation to one’s partner, or relationship problems to name a few.7 Researchers are avidly searching for the “female Viagra,” but many drugs are still in the testing phase and include adverse side effects. If you are experiencing a lack of sexual desire, talk to your doctor about what might be causing this and whether there are any supplements or prescriptions that could benefit you:

  • ArginMax is a multivitamin with added ginseng, gingko and L-arginine, that has been clinically studied and shown to positively affect sexual satisfaction, orgasm ease and sexual desire in study subjects.8 The package suggests that it should be taken daily for four to eight weeks before results are noticed. As with any over-the-counter dietary supplement, it is important to check with a primary-care doctor to be sure that none of the ingredients are unsafe for an individual’s health and medication profile.
  • Intrinsia is currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a testosterone therapy for women with low sexual desire.9 This drug has not been approved by the FDA yet because the effects of testosterone on women are not fully understood, but the hormone has been linked to issues such as liver damage and the development of male secondary sex characteristics (more body hair, deep voice, etc.).10
  •  Addyi is a non-hormonal prescription pill used to treat Hypoactive (low) Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD) in women who have not gone through menopause and have not had problems with low sexual desire in the past.10 Addyi can cause severely low blood pressure, fainting, and sleepiness, so be sure to discuss the various side effects and risks associated with each alternative with your doctor.

Supplements and prescription drugs should be used as a last resort, if lifestyle changes are not leading to any noticeable changes in your sex life. Sexual desire is dependent not only on socio-cultural, psychological, and interpersonal influences, but also on each person’s biology. Because so many factors are involved, it can be difficult to pinpoint the source of the problem. Prescription drugs can also lead to adverse side effects that could possibly interfere with your sexual lifestyle more than it benefits it.

 

Step 5: Novelty

Partaking in a fun, new and exciting activity can lead to an increase in the brain chemical dopamine, which helps fuel sex drive.3 Adding some novelty to your sex life can increase pleasure and add excitement to the scenario:

  • Reflect and share your desires – Give yourself some time to reflect on your sexual desires and turn-ons. What is most exciting to you? What are you open to trying? Allow yourself to think about what you, and only you desire. Once you have an idea of what you might be interested in, share this with your partner in whatever way feels most comfortable to you. Whether this is writing them a note, or beginning a discussion together as a form of foreplay, share some of your new revelations with your partner and ask them about their fantasies. Do not feel obligated to engage in the entirety of the fantasy if you become uncomfortable at any point. Maintain an open dialogue with your partner, particularly during the experimental phases.
  • Try a new sex position – Do not be afraid to be adventurous! As long as you keep communicating and ensure that you and your partner are comfortable, sex positions can be a great way to add novelty to a relationship. See Sexpert Approved Sex Positions, Sexual Positions for Overweight Individuals and Sexual Positions for Pregnant Couples.
  • Buy a new sex toy or prop – A sex toy can add a lot of excitement to a sexual scenario by adding additional stimulation and novelty to a familiar sex position. You can use the sex toy on each other, through manual stimulation of yourself in front of your partner, or during your private masturbation time. A prop such as a blindfold can heighten the sense of touch by eliminating visual distractions. Picking a new toy or prop out together can ensure that you and your partner get something you both will enjoy. 

  • Boost your confidence and add some spice – Treat yourself to some sexy lingerie or a new outfit for your next encounter. Feeling beautiful correlates to feeling confident and confidence allows for an enjoyable sexual experience.
  • Your novelty does not have to be sexual – You and your partner do not have to directly make changes to your sex life to influence it. Trying something new like a couples yoga class, dance lessons, or an adventurous hike all lead to increases in excitement (dopamine), while simultaneously allowing you and your partner to spend quality time together and nurture your relationship.

Adding some novelty to your sex life can help rejuvenate a connection between you and your partner.  Check out the Spice Up Your Sex Life section on our website to learn more about Sexpert approved techniques.

 

Step 6: Masturbation

Masturbation can help you learn more about your body and determine what pleasures you the most. Masturbation is all about you. This practice can allow you to experiment with touch and determine what speed, pressure, intensity, or technique makes you feel the best. Many women enjoy incorporating a vibrator or dildo into their masturbation technique, because it can target the sensitive clitoris or g-spot. Check out the female masturbation article to learn more about different methods. 

 

Step 7: Intentions

When life becomes stressful, it can be difficult to find time for sex and intimacy, or even just a moment for oneself. Taking a moment to set an intention for the day or set an intention before engaging in intercourse with your partner can help to bring you back into the moment and gain more pleasure from the experience.  Whether your intention is to not think about work, to spend the evening with your partner without distractions, to be more mindful of your relationship with your partner, or to tell yourself that you are beautiful and you are doing the very best you can do, try to let go of unnecessary worries and live in the moment. A few moments of relaxation, deep breathing, meditation, or self-reflection each day can help you find some peace and clarity even on the busiest of days. Setting an intention before sex and resolving any conflicts with your partner beforehand can allow you to focus more on the experience and heighten the pleasurable sensations even further.

Female sexuality is incredibly complex and there is a lot that scientists still do not understand. Being confident in yourself and your sexuality as a female is an excellent way to not only live a happy and fulfilling life, but also to open up the conversation about the female population’s specific needs and rights as a whole.

 

References

  1. Bass, T. M. "Exploring Female Sexuality: Embracing the Whole Narrative." North Carolina Medical Journal 77.6 (2016): 430-32. Web. 28 Jan. 2017.
  2. "Physical Activity and Health." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 04 June 2015. Web. 28 Jan. 2017.
  3. Kotz, Deborah. "5 Natural Ways to Boost Sex Drive." U.S. News and World Report: Health. N.p., 6 Nov. 2008. Web. 28 Jan. 2017.
  4. "Depression: Dopamine vs. Serotonin: Which Is More Important?" Mental Health Daily. N.p., 11 Jan. 2017. Web. 28 Jan. 2017.
  5. "Sexual Dysfunction & Sexual Disorders." Cleveland Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2017.
  6. LeVay, Simon, Janice I. Baldwin, and John D. Baldwin. Discovering Human Sexuality. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, 2009. Print.
  7. "5 Ways To Naturally Increase Vaginal Lubrication." Lady Care Health. N.p., 10 Nov. 2014. Web. 28 Jan. 2017.
  8. "ArginMax For Women." Sexual Enhancement For Women | ArginMax For Women. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Jan. 2017.
  9. Streicher, Lauren. "Viagra for Women: Long Time Coming - Midlife, Menopause and Beyond." Midlife Menopause and Beyond. N.p., 22 Jan. 2014. Web. 28 Jan. 2017.
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Last Updated: 11 February 2017. 


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Os metais pesados são aqueles situados, na Tabela Periódica, entre o cobre e o bismuto e possuem números de massa elevados. São elementos químicos bioacumulativos pois não são destruídos nem eliminados pelo organismo. São extremamente reativos, tóxicos à saúde e prejudiciais ao meio ambiente. Alguns deles, quando em quantidades ínfimas, são necessários à vida, entretanto o MERCÚRIO, o CHUMBO, o ARSÊNIO e o CÁDMIO são altamente tóxicos em quaisquer proporções.
São lançados na natureza como resíduos industriais e domésticos (lixo) ou como pesticidas (agrotóxicos), contaminando o solo, a água, os alimentos e o ar. Absorvidos pelos tecidos vegetais e animais (intestino e pulmões), acumulam-se nas células de vários órgãos, como cérebro, rins, fígado,etc, causando desde a fadiga até doenças degenerativas como paralisia cerebral, câncer, etc. A fadiga ocorre porque eles destroem as mitocôndrias celulares, onde a energia do alimento é liberada para os processos vitais. Causam as doenças degenerativas porque afetam os cromossomos e genes nos núcleos celulares.

CHUMBO

Sua contaminação ocorre pela água transportada em canos de chumbo, pelo leite ou outros alimentos armazenado em recipientes desse metal; em tintas e esmaltes à base desse elemento, usadas em brinquedos, em cerâmicss (pratos etc); por pesos das linhas de pesca e pelas baterias de automóveis descartadas nos lixões.
SATURNISMO- Intoxicação pelo chumbo. Caracteriza-se pela degeneração progressiva de regiões do cérebro, irritabilidade, perda de memória, alucinações, depressão, vertigem, além de distúrbios de visão e audição. Tremor muscular, fadiga, formigamento, paralisia dos membros; impotência, diminuição da libido e sérios danos ao patrimônio genético. Dores abdominais severas, constipação, úlceras orais; sensação de gosto metálico. Anemia, hepatite e disfunção renal.

CÁDMIO- O cádmio é encontrado em baterias de celulares, em materiais fluorescentes dos televisores, em pigmentos amarelos, como estabilizante de plásticos PVC e em inseticidas organoclorados.
EFEITOS NOCIVOS- A exposição ao cádmio provoca fibrose, edema e enfisema pulmonar; problemas cardiovasculares, dores articulares e abdominais, náusea, diarréia e hipotermia. É comprovadamente cancerígeno. Como componentes organoclorados (agrotóxicos-inseticidas, como o heptacloro, pode provocar leucemia eneuroblastoma.

Para saber sobre a intoxicação por outros metais pesados, acesse: Os elementos da morte-Superinteressante
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          GORDURA TRANS        

As gorduras trans são óleos vegetais líquidos que sofreram um processo químico de hidrogenação industrial para serem transformados em gordura pastosa e aumentar a vida útil dos produtos, pois ela é mais difícil de sofrer alterações térmicas. São formadas também durante o processo de fritura. Estão presentes nas margarinas e nas massas processadas (biscoitos, salgadinhos, etc).
Atuam do mesmo modo que as gorduras saturadas, elevando os níveis do colesterol ruim (LDL) e reduzindo o do colesterol bom (HDL), causando as doenças cardiovasculares. Estão também associadas ao aumento da obesidade.

          OBESIDADE        


O excesso de peso é um problema biológico, assim como a asma, fugindo do rótulo de desleixo. É uma doença decorrente da ação de certos genes e está associada às mudanças do metabolismo devido ao estresse emocional; ao elevado consumo de carboidratos e gorduras, aos distúrbios hormonais, além do sedentarismo.
O controle da fome é feito por certos genes que regulam a produção duas substâncias: o neuropeptidey e a lepetina. O neuropeptidey, o hormônio da fome, é produzido pelo cérebro. Estimula a ingestão de alimentos, reduz a atividade física, aumenta os depósitos de gordura (principalmente na barriga) e aumenta a produção de vasoconstrictores responsáveis pela hipertensão. Essa substância é mais produzida quando há estresse e muita ingestão de gordura e carboidratos. A lepetina cessa a vontade de comer, produzindo a sensação de saciedade. É produzida pelo tecido adiposo e atua no cérebro inibido a ação do neuropeptidey. Seres humanos com mutações genéticas que resultam na baixa produção de lepetina possuem obesidade grave.
A obesidade já está sendo vista como uma epidemia. É responsável por 80% dos casos de diabetes II, 40% dos casos de doenças cardiovasculares (hipertensão, enfarto, trombose, derrame cerebral ou AVC), problemas de coluna e das articulações, etc. Provoca milhares de mortes/ano e excessivos gastos com os doentes (internamentos, pensões, etc).
O tratamento da obesidade não pode ser feito aleatoriamente. Cabe ao médico endocrinologista, a um nutricionista definirem a dieta e o tratamento necessários. Deve-se evitar as “dietas de fome”, pois com elas perde-se mais água e sais minerais, não se consome nutrientes importantes e pode ocorrer a formação produtos tóxicos prejudiciais ao organismo.

Calcule o seu IMC (ÍNDICE DE MASSA CORPORAL):
IMC= PESO/ALTURA x ALTURA.






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              Caso clínico de cardiología        
    Se refirió un perro Doberman, macho, de 7 años de edad para investigar la causa de dos episodios consecutivos de colapso durante ejercicio intenso. Los propietarios no habían detectado ningún otro síntoma clínico previamente. Durante el examen físico, el perro estaba atento y presentaba estado mental normal. Las mucosas estaban rosadas y húmedas, con el tiempo de relleno capilar inferior a dos segundos. El ritmo cardíaco era regular, con una frecuencia de 100 ppm y los pulsos periféricos eran firmes, regulares y sincrónicos con los latidos cardíacos. El patrón respiratorio era normal y la frecuencia de 24 rpm. La auscultación del tórax reveló un soplo apical izquierdo de grado I/VI y sonidos broncovesiculares de intensidad adecuada.
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              An Anniversary we wish didn't have!        
    Well, here we are, 365 days after bringing Jadon to the hospital early morning for his first OHS (open heart surgery) to repair his Tetrology of Fallot.  He is still at Sick Kids.  He has gone through a tremendous amount.  If you had told us what the last year was going to be like, we would not have believed you, yet here we are!

    In addition to everything Jadon had gone through as of Aug 11: 6 months in the hospital, this is what has happened since:

    1 surgery (fundoplication and g-tube insertion)
    2 cardiac arrests
    4 more CCCU admissions
    1 endoscopy
    3+ intubations
    multiple bronchoscopies
    1 fundoplication dilatation
    4 g-tube size changes
    1 g-tube advanced to gj-tube in IGT
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    gj-tube back to g-tube
    1 mickey (replace g-tube with button)
    2 bouts of pancreatitis
    7 weeks on a replogle tube (continuous suctioning)
    1 PICC line change
    1 CT scan of his chest
    1 MRCP (special liver/pancrease MRI)
    10+ new different medications (bringing his total to over 64)
    1 medication is restricted and only available through the Special Access Programme
    learning to walk 3 more times
    multiple more ultrasounds, x-rays, echocardiograms, EKGs

    Through all this, Jadon has been absolutely amazing.  He is such a happy little guy and worms his way into the heart of all his health care practitioners.  For the last 2 months or so we have been on a general medical pediatric floor, so Jadon had a whole new set of nurses, doctors and others to charm.  It did not take long!
    He is taking a little bit of food orally now
    Colouring in the library at Sick Kids
    I'll say it again as we have countless times... we are hoping for a homecoming very soon!

              More steps in the right direction        
    This has been another eventful week.  It has been determined by the cardiac team that the changes seen on the last echocardiogram indicate that the improvement in Jadon's heart function is substantial and that his heart is not really a big issue anymore.  It seems likely that the cardiac artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery performed in June has had some effects.  We were told it may take up to 6 months to show improvement and here we are!  His function has moved from moderate/severe dysfunction to only mild dysfunction.  As a result, late this past week he was transferred out of the Cardiac critical care unit (CCCU) and into the Pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
    The three bros sharing smiles!
    On Friday they removed his replogle (the tube providing constant suction) to see how he would be able to manage his secretions, given he has been on the prokinetic drug for 2 weeks now.  He is still being suctioned every 3 hours but is doing well.  We are hoping and praying that he will start to be able to fully manage his saliva on his own.  The plan is to transfer him to the general pediatric floor as they continue to manage this.  He is in really good spirits and has been pulling himself up in his bed and even taking a few steps - something he really hasn't had the strength and energy to do for several months.
    Standing in his crib!
    We are once again cautiously optimistic that he may finally be on the mend.
    Mischief!

              Emotional yo-yo!        


    Sunday night Jadon was admitted to the cardiac critical care unit because of severe lethargy and low blood pressure.  On Monday morning after a blood transfusion and some time on a blood presser, he was doing much better.  He was followed up with several ultrasounds and x-rays and since he was doing so well, was moved up to the cardiac floor early Tuesday afternoon.  It was nice to have such a short stay in the CCCU.  

    Our relief however was very short lived.  In the evening, Jadon's blood pressure was extremely low once again.  Less than 8 hours after leaving, Jadon was once again admitted into the CCCU.  This time he was put onto 2 different blood pressers and ended up on a morphine infusion due to his obvious pain and discomfort.  He has had several other diagnostic tests to help figure out what the issue is.  The telescoping of his intestine has corrected iteslf, but tonight he sits in the CCCU, lethargic and uncomfortable.  The medical team is not exactly sure as to the source of the issues, but are currently querying pancreatitis, given his pancreas enzymes are elevated.

    Through this all, Jadon has been able to remain on room air, which is encouraging.  One of the tests was an echo-cardiogram (heart ultrasound).  It shows that there may be some small improvement in heart function through this all.  We will take whatever positives we can during this difficult past 2 weeks.

    On a positive note, Jadon is featured on some huge monitors around the hospital as part of an advertisement. The woman in the picture is was awarded a "Smile" award and asked for Jadon to be in the photo with her. To bad he had just woken up and did not smile. ( The pic was taken in the summer when he was more fluid overloaded)



              Happy Gotcha Day!        
    It's hard to believe but Oct 29th was the one year anniversary of Jadon joining our family. 
    Creative Rykauna made a little poster for Jadon
    It has been a wild year with lots of medical drama but one thing is for sure....we are all head over heels in love with this boy who is medically fragile but who is a true heart warrior. He has been feeling better the past few days and engaging in lots of sensory play...including this bowl of spaghetti noodles the child life specialist made him. His mischievous grin and love of life are evident even when confined to a bed for so long.  
     Next week he will hopefully have his fundoplication dilated as per the decision made Thursday by his multi-disciplinary care team. The round table discussion had : Cardiologists (yes, three were there, general surgeon, ENT surgeon, gastroenterologist with her GI fellow , heart function nurse practitioner and her cardiac function fellow, PT, OT, Complex Care Pediatrician, Complex Care Nurse coordinator, and Steph and I. Jadon had a GI scope over a week ago but they passed the scope through the fundoplication site without dilating it in hopes that would be enough...it wasn't. The team is hoping dilating the fundoplication wrap site will improve movement of fluids from his throat to his stomach. Praying it works... complication-free.
              Accusa un malore e sbatte contro il muro di un’abitazione: muore 70enne        

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              The Effect Of Endemic Toxins And Stealth-Mold Food On Health        
    What is the Risk Posed by Moldy Food?




    Moldy food or mycotoxins can create serious problems in a person, irrespective of the individual being an adult or a child. Chronic fatigue, cardiovascular problems, inflammation, headaches prostate cancer and other complicated diseases such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome (MCS) etc can be the result of the consumption of moldy food. Every year, people from all over the world fall ill due to consumption of moldy food. The victims are usually children or elderly fellows, who are usually afflicted with stomach-ache, gastritis etc and also seriously affect the liver, kidney and other vital organs. Moreover, in extreme cases, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks and fatigue. The cause for such pain and health problems is mycotoxin, a stream of poisonous and deadly mold-borne toxins that are usually present in badly stored food products. The highest concentration of mold and endemic toxins are present in packaged food products, cookies, breads, chips, crackers, grains and cereals, energy bars, frozen pizza and pizza bases, tortillas and many more such products. Another cause of worry is the fact that other food poisons such as oxidized rancid fats, chemicals and synthetic vitamins are also helped to flourish by these toxic food-borne molds.




    The Cause for Mold-oriented Toxins in Food




    Mold toxins come in 400 varieties and not even one-tenth of the figure has been studied thoroughly. These toxic substances remain obscure and difficult to recognize. And this is one of the major reasons why moldy food has been creating such havoc among the consuming populace. Improper storage of food grains, (especially in damp places or in plastic or perforated bags) as well as unruly harvesting and prolonged shipping periods are mainly responsible for encouraging mold growth in food. Food-borne mold easily destroy the positive aspects of natural food resources and become the habitat of mold and other damaging food-poison substances. The tradition of food processing agencies that practiced irradiation on natural or organic food materials to increase shelf-life and consequently profits has allegedly increased the corrosive power of mold toxins. The mycotoxins and radiolythic toxins combine to produce disastrous effects. These are immune-suppressors and can also be a major cause of cancer in an affected individual. Other effects include negatively affecting the, gall bladder, inflammation of the duodenum (duodenitis), the spleen and other parts of the body.




    Steps for Prevention




    First, supplement daily with raw food ferments that are quantum-formatted. Second, eat lots of raw celery on a daily basis. Third, be sure to consume fresh and properly stored foods on a daily basis. Taking these three simple steps will de-stress your body and free-up your immune system so it can do more repair and regeneration in your body. Even though most of the people are either unaware or simply denies the existence of mycotoxins and other moldy toxins in food, it is high time to open your eyes and start taking evasive action. Otherwise, as it was in the 1940s, epidemics from mold and other toxic growth are not pretty far away.


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              A Little Vigorous Exercise May Help Boost Kids Cardiometabolic Health        
    As little as 10 minutes a day of high-intensity physical activity could help some children reduce their risk of developing heart problems and metabolic diseases such as diabetes, according to an international study led by Justin B. Moore, Ph.D., associate professor of family and community medicine. View the news coverage on HealthDay.com and HuffingtonPostCanada. Read the news release. Find out more about research in Family and Community Medicine.
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              10 reguli de sănătate pe care oamenii ar trebui să le respecte        
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              ZOMERROOSTER & SIËSTA !        

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              Openingstijden Pasen        

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              Video – Bodypump 100!        

    De video van de speciale Bodypump 100 les! Bedankt voor jullie deelname! Bekijk hieronder de video:  

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              Nieuwjaarsborrel – zat. 14 jan.        

    Nieuwjaarsborrel 2017! Wanneer: zaterdag 14 januari Tijd: 16:30 Ter gelegenheid van het nieuwe jaar organiseren wij exclusief voor Cardio Gym Westervoort leden een nieuwjaarsborrel. Natuurlijk zijn uw kinderen en partner ook welkom! *Op zaterdag 14 januari hebben we ook de speciale release van Bodypump 100 (klik hier voor meer info) Tot zaterdag!

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              Bodypump 100 – Zat. 14 jan.        

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              Gelukkig nieuwjaar!        

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              Nieuw bij Cardio: BodyTec!        

    Weerstandstraining voor het hele lichaam Tijdbesparend: training max. 20 min. max. 2x per week Figuur correctieve training Huidverbetering Spieropbouw in korte tijd, 1 training staat gelijk aan 3 kracht trainingen Individuele training op afspraak

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              Instagram!        

    Naast onze Facebook-pagina hebben we nu ook Instagram! Heb jij Instagram? vergeet dan niet ons te volgen voor leuke foto’s, updates en weetjes. www.instagram.com/cardiogymwestervoort

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              NIEUWE LESSEN IN OKTOBER        

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              ACV Hemorrágico        
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              Understanding your liver diseases        

    Understanding your liver diseases

    Liver is affected by several diseases. Some of the common diseases affecting the liver include alcoholic liver disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease or viral hepatitis. These diseases cause inflammation of the liver leading to complications such as severe liver scarring or cirrhosis. Liver cirrhosis can further progress to liver cancer or liver failure

    Alcoholic liver disease is a common complication of excessive alcohol intake.1

    Clinical Presentation

    Affected individuals usually do not have any specific symptoms during the initial stages of the disease. In some instances, certain unspecific symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, nausea (sensation of vomiting), vomiting or diarrhea may be present. In those with advanced liver disease, specific symptoms such as jaundice, ascites (accumulation of fluid in the stomach), encephalopathy (a brain disorder), or bleeding in the stomach and intestine may be present.1

    Who is at Risk?

    The risk of developing alcoholic liver disease is high if you:2
    • Consume more than 25 g of alcohol (ethanol)/day or drink excessive amount of alcohol during each session
    • binge drink
    • Are a woman
    • Are obese, suffer from hepatitis infections, or have increased iron levels in blood

    Subtypes of Alcoholic Liver Disease1

    Steatosis This condition is also known as 'fatty liver'. In this condition, there is abnormal accumulation of fat (lipids) in the liver and occurs in about 80% of all heavy drinkers. Avoiding alcohol can reverse the condition but continued alcohol consumption can further lead to cirrhosis.
    Alcoholic Hepatitis In this condition, inflammation in the liver is caused by prolonged consumption of alcohol. This condition occurs in 10-35% of heavy drinkers. Alcoholic hepatitis usually occurs following 15-20 years of excessive drinking. This condition is more severe in women.
    Cirrhosis This is the most severe form of liver injury due to alcohol. The risk of cirrhosis is higher in continuous drinkers than in 'binge drinkers'. Cirrhosis develops in 10% of all heavy drinkers.
    Complications of Alcoholic Liver Disease1 The complications of alcoholic liver disease include ascites, which is typically the first complication. Apart from ascites, other complications can include jaundice, variceal bleeding (bleeding due to rupture of blood vessels in the food pipe or oesophagus), infections and hepatic encephalopathy (a brain disorder caused due to failure in liver functions).


    References

    1. Walsh K, Alexander G. Alcoholic liver disease. Postgrad Med J. 2000;76:280-286.
    2. European Association for the Study of the Liver EASL Clinical Practical Guidelines: Management of Alcoholic Liver Disease. J Hepatol. 2012;57:399-420.
    3. Adams LA, Angulo P. Treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Postgrad Med J. 2006;82:315-322.
    4. Puri P, Sanyal AJ. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Definitions, Risk Factors, and Workup. Clin Liver Dis. 2012; 1(4):99-103.
    5. Chalasani N, Bjornsson E. Risk Factors for Idiosyncratic Drug-Induced Liver Injury. Gastroenterology. 2010; 138(7): 2246-2259.
    6. information downloaded from http://who.int/topics/hepatitis/en/. Accessed on: 24.05.2013.
    7. Hepatitis A. October 2012. Information downloaded from www.cdc.gov/hepatitis.
    8. Hepatitis B. June 2012. Information downloaded from www.cdc.gov/hepatitis.
    9. Hepatitis C. FAQs for Health Professionals. Information downloaded from www.cdc.gov/hepatitis.
    10. Hepatitis C. Information downloaded from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs164/en/
    11. Ahmed MH, Barakat S, Almobarak AO. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Cardiovascular Disease: Has the Time Come for Cardiologists to Be Hepatologists? J Obesity. 012, Article ID 483135.
    12. Blendea MC, Thompson MJ, Malkani S. Diabetes and Chronic Liver Disease: Etiology and Pitfalls in Monitoring. Clin Diabetes.2010; 28(4):139-144.
    13. Muhidin SO, Magan AA, Osman KA. The Relationship between Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Colorectal Cancer: The Future Challenges and Outcomes of theMetabolic Syndrome. J Obesity. 2012, Article ID 637538.complication. Apart from ascites, other complications can include jaundice, variceal bleeding (bleeding due to rupture of blood vessels in the food pipe or oesophagus), infections and hepatic encephalopathy (a brain disorder caused due to failure in liver functions).



              Electronic Cigarettes and Your Oral Health        

    Dental Health Colorado

    According to recent reports, cigarette smoke results in more than 480,000 deaths annually in the United States alone (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014), and tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and premature death (Benowitz, 2010).  Despite the known risks for cardiovascular, respiratory, and perinatal pathoses associated with cigarette use, […]

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              anesthesia and intensive care medicine journal        
    Price development in important anesthesia and critical care medicine journals in comparison to journals of other disciplines.
    Boldt J, Maleck WH, Fent T.
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    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Klinikum der Stadt Ludwigshafen, Germany. BoldtJ@gmx.net
    Abstract
    BACKGROUND:
    In today's climate of financial restrictions, libraries and individual subscribers complain about the price increase of scientific journals. The development in prices of anesthesia/critical care journals was analysed over the past 6 years and compared to prices of some journals of other disciplines.

    METHODS:
    Important journals in the categories Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine & Critical Care, Surgery, Medicine (General), and Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems listed in the 1999 Science Citation Index of Journal Citation Report were included and prices for the years 1995 to 2000 were analysed.

    RESULTS:
    Increase in prices ranged from +13% to +199%. The mean increase in journal prices was lowest in the category Anesthesiology (+61%), higher in the category Critical Care (+73%), and highest in the category Medicine, General (+101%). Changes in the impact factor (IF) varied widely, ranging from a decrease (Lancet: -43%; J Neurosurg Anesth: -44%) to a tremendous increase (e.g. Reg Anesth +165%; Ann Emerg Med +149%). The journals' size (number of articles or pages) did not increase proportionally with the increase in prices.

    CONCLUSION:
    A disproportionate rise in journal prices was seen over the past 6 years. The large increase in cost may have multiple reasons. The rapidly increasing cost of research journals may affect research quality because economic pressure may result in reduction in availibility of information due to cancellation of subscriptions to journals.

    PMID: 11300384 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
              Fast Fat Burning Meals        
    Losing weight as well as maintaining a slim frame is commonly as a final result of dieting as well as exercising. In this guide , we’ll last talking virtually 1 of the newer dieting programs that seems to last producing dandy weight loss results as good as correcting or providing relief to for certain dietary problems similar Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) as well as gluten sensitivity.

    This is known as the Wheat Belly Diet. Created yesteryear Dr. William Davis , a renowned preventive Cardiologist as well as Author , the footing of this dieting computer program is predicated on the fact that the consumption of wheat as well as grains take hold resulted inward to a greater extent than people beingness pre-diabetic , diabetic , overweight as well as obese.

    According to the goodness MD , lxxx per centum of the patients he sees are either pre-diabetic or diabetic. And the worse matter is they don’t fifty-fifty know that they take hold the condition.

    Dr. Davis came upward with the persuasion of cutting out all grains –particularly processed as well as wheat based ones- from his diet afterwards he realized that he had unwittingly gained xxx pounds. He started yesteryear cutting out all wheat based foods from his diet , as well as recommended the same to his patients.

    Within ninety days of strict adherence to the dieting regimen , he as well as other participating patients , observed a marked reduction inward their blood saccharide levels –with most of them recording normal blood saccharide levels , as well as considerable weight loss.

    Naturally , he experimented with cutting out fifty-fifty other grains –whole grains included- from his diet as well as his patients.

    This produced fifty-fifty to a greater extent than remarkable results that essentially reversed pre-diabetes , dropped blood saccharide levels as well as translated into impressive , salubrious weight loss. This is non surprising genuinely seeing as carbs play a huge role inward weight gain as well as high blood saccharide levels.

    Studies carried out yesteryear the USA Department of Agriculture (USDA) , take hold indicated that most Americans convey inward 500 to a greater extent than calories present than they did 4 decades ago. Most of these calories are commonly inward the cast of processed foods as well as unhealthy fats.

    Interestingly , other studies take hold also shown that the average nutrient helping is immediately 4 times the regular size of nutrient inward the 1950’s , piece the average private is 26 pounds heavier than their contemporaries inward the ‘50s.

    No wonder we’re all becoming fatty , obese as well as breaking novel records with the number of individuals living with cardiovascular disease. The Centers for Disease Control as well as Prevention (CDC) estimates that at that spot are over 600 ,000 deaths annually attributed to cardiovascular diseases.

    Another 735 ,000 Americans endure a pump assault , piece some other 370 ,000 individuals kicking the bucket from coronary pump affliction every year. And all these atmospheric condition are oftentimes preceded yesteryear diabetes , obesity , misfortunate diet , as well as a sedentary lifestyle.

    Of the 4 aforementioned factors , iii of them are linked to food. This way that if Americans tin give the sack alter their diets for something healthier , as well as cutting out the carbs , the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases drastically drops.

    This is apparent inward the correlation betwixt the quantity of refined as well as processed grains consumed yesteryear the average American. For instance , surveys take hold shown that the average American buys thrice the amount of processed foods recommended yesteryear national wellness organizations. Naturally , this has resulted inward a phenomenon that is immediately tagged “wheat belly”.

    What is the Wheat Belly Diet?
    The Wheat Belly Diet Program is a predominantly depression carb , high poly peptide diet. It has features as well as characteristics that are similar to other depression carb diets similar paleo diet. Its major characteristic is the consummate as well as total elimination of wheat from your foods.

    While many people would disagree with the demand to completely eliminate the consumption of wheat as well as other grains from their diet , this dieting computer program has gone to evidence its efficacy inward reducing weight as well as lowering blood saccharide drastically.

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    Why the Emphasis on Wheat?
    After all , we’ve eaten wheat for years as well as years. In fact , nutritionists routinely recommend whole wheat grains as an alternative nutrient source for people looking to alter their eating habits , improve their wellness as well as eliminate for certain wellness conditions.

    Well , Dr. Davis , through conscientious query believes that what nosotros immediately consider as wheat is non the “real” wheat. He believes that this is a completely dissimilar grain type which is a final result of nutrient technology as well as advancement over the concluding v or so decades.

    According to him , eating these genetically “improved” wheat-like grains are genuinely unsafe to your overall wellness as well as well-being as well as is responsible for insanely high amounts of gluten content as good as the accompanying allergies. He outlines some of the wellness implications of consuming the so-called wheat that most people eat nowadays. These include:
    • Tendency to overeat , increased nutrient cravings as well as appetite
    • High blood saccharide levels necessitating frequent blood saccharide spikes as well as drops , which inward plough increment the craving for to a greater extent than saccharide as well as so on. This wheel is considered as partly responsible for what is known as insulin resistance , as well as is really mutual alongside obese , pre-diabetic as well as diabetic people. It is also a peril factor for all the aforementioned conditions.
    • Increases the peril of developing a status known as metabolic syndrome; a province that predisposes the private to cardiovascular diseases , as well as exacerbates their bad cholesterol levels.
    • Increases the individual’s peril factor as well as susceptibility to affliction as good as accelerated aging.
    • Impacts the wellness of the gut negatively as well as causes atmospheric condition similar leaky gut , frequent constipation , diarrhea , celiac affliction as well as other digestive problems.
    • Can deport upon the individual’s pH such that it creates an environs inward the trunk that becomes conducive to illnesses as well as diseases.
    • Could deport upon cognitive processes resulting inward increased languor , consistent tiredness , reduced mental acuity as well as productivity.
    • Increases the peril of developing articulation as well as cartilage problems which oftentimes leads to other debilitating as well as painful wellness atmospheric condition such as articulation hurting as well as arthritis.
    Please sympathise that the elimination of wheat from your meals also way no gluten. This may or may non last an number depending on how of import gluten is to your diet.

    In the yesteryear nutritionists used to recommend the consumption of gluten as a way of lowering overall trunk inflammation –a major contributor to the incidence of cardiovascular diseases as well as cancers , an effective way of enhancing your body’s powerfulness to digest nutrient properly , as well as because of its immune scheme aiding functions.

    However , as with all goodness things , excess intake coupled with the genetic modifications resulted inward meaning wellness related problems , which inward plough affected millions of people as well as caused them to prepare gluten intolerance as well as allergies.

    Worse , is the fact that it has been linked to weight gain , peculiarly fatty deposits approximately the waist line. This is partly why you’ll give away men as well as women inward their 30’s as well as older struggling with belly fat. Unfortunately , this is oftentimes false as beer belly , when it is genuinely a by-product of excessive wheat as well as grain consumption , as good as indicative of pre-diabetes (more potbellied men tend to last on the verge of becoming diabetic without fifty-fifty knowing it).

    Anyway , if you lot are looking to acquire rid of excess fatty peculiarly approximately the mid-section , you’ll give away the Wheat Belly Diet effective for doing this. This also applies to people who are overweight or obese , as well as endure from allergies to gluten.

    This diet is also for those who are looking for a non-restrictive way to eat healthier. You’ll handgrip that most dieting programs tend to deprive us of 1 or to a greater extent than nutrient categories that nosotros are already used to.

    For instance , many diets advise drastically cutting dorsum on carbs as well as eating loads of proteins. Only occupation is that you lot demand the fullness that carbs –particularly salubrious carbs- provides.

    So , when people maintain high poly peptide depression carb diets , they essentially start missing that fullness that entirely carbs supply inside a few days. This is the major argue why many diets fail.

    But , with the Wheat Belly Diet , you lot never take hold to worry virtually this at all. You’ll substitute wheat with other whole grains as well as fiber rich carbs that volition maintain you lot feeling total piece burning off the fatty inward your body.

    The average American is undeniably overweight as well as needs this diet. Doubt it? Check your trunk majority index (BMI). Then , come upward dorsum to encounter how you lot tin give the sack drastically shed some of that weight using this amazingly effective diet.

    H5N1 2010 diabetes study estimates that virtually 33 per centum of all living Americans volition last diabetic yesteryear 2050 , piece some other 2007 study estimates that obesity volition presently last “the leading preventable movement of decease inward the US”. The keyword at that spot beingness “preventable”.

    So , let’s arrive at a quick recap: that’s basically 1 inward iii Americans becoming diabetic yesteryear 2050 , as well as obesity killing to a greater extent than people than it should fifty-fifty when it’s preventable.

    If you’re smart , you’ll arrive at everything possible to withdraw yourself from the category of people who are predisposed to diabetes as well as obesity. Right immediately , virtually 67 per centum of all Americans are considered overweight.

    This way , 2 out of iii are already on their way to becoming obese as well as maybe diabetic. Everyone needs this diet program. The goodness intelligence is that there’s no inconvenience whatsoever per se , except for the elimination of for certain calorie filled as well as unhealthy foods. And the rewards are huge too.

    Benefits of the Wheat Belly Diet

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    1. Can Help Reverse Pre-Diabetes
    Prediabetes is a status that commonly precedes diabetes. It’s oftentimes characterized yesteryear mild to intermediate insulin resistance , weight gain , high blood saccharide as well as obesity. As a final result , most fatty or overweight individuals are oftentimes prediabetic. Unfortunately , most don’t know it.

    The distressing matter is that , if left for 5-10 years , these individuals’ wellness volition worsen as well as progress towards diabetes. The goodness intelligence is that this status is preventable if you lot convey the necessary steps to forestall it.

    The Wheat Belly Diet addresses this clearly. According to the computer program , wheat based foods tend to come upward inward processed forms. For instance , a combined study carried out yesteryear both the Harvard Medical School as well as the Obesity Society , determined that most wheat products come upward inward the cast of refined , processed , high sodium as well as saccharide foods.

    As a final result , people who eat wheat inward this cast farther worsen their wellness , fifty-fifty when they recall they’re eating healthy. So , cutting out wheat from your diet naturally reduces your peril of consuming to a greater extent than of these foods. Most of the wheat available inward your average grocery store , are lacking inward the necessary nutrients.

    They take hold been stripped of most nutrients during the processing phase. Even to a greater extent than interesting is the fact that these foods are oftentimes really high inward calorie content. As much as possible , you lot should build an endeavor towards eating to a greater extent than depression calorie foods.

    Harvard Medical School has released a listing of the top calorie filled foods inward the USA today. The less of these calorie filled foods you lot eat , the higher your chances of reversing or preventing prediabetes. Following the Wheat belly Diet , you lot are for certain to acquire rid of these from your meals naturally as well as supplant them with healthier , as dandy tasting options that are to a greater extent than nutritious too.

    2. Can Help You Lose Weight as well as Prevent Weight Gain
    Obesity is oftentimes linked to the consumption of foods that take hold a high glycemic index (high GI). Wheat based foods are known for their medium to high glycemic index. Some examples of these include bagels , white breadstuff , minute oatmeal , cornflakes , popcorn , rice cakes , pretzels , as well as curt grain white rice to shout a few.

    As a final result , non entirely arrive at they take hold the vogue to movement weight gain , they also contribute to your high blood saccharide levels. Therefore , the telephone substitution to losing some of that excess fatty or keeping it off inward the kickoff house is to eat to a greater extent than depression glycemic index (low GI) foods.

    Some goodness examples of depression GI foods include converted rice , lima beans , yam , corn , muesli , oat bran , brownish rice , carrots , non-starchy veggies , sweetness white patato , fruits , unrefined pasta , lentils as well as butter peas. If you lot demand a to a greater extent than consummate listing , the Wheat Belly Diet provides you lot with a listing of depression GI foods that volition fill upward you lot upward without the added peril of weight gain.

    3. Helps Improve Your Eating Habits
    The foods you lot eat as well as the drinks you lot convey oftentimes play a critical role inward the overall province of your health. People who eat junk foods typically experience bloated , gain weight as well as travel sick. Show me your eating habits as well as I may last able to create upward one's hear only how long you’ve got to live.

    Poor as well as bad eating habits are an epidemic as well as 1 that nosotros demand to actively scrap inward this country. The average American eats to a greater extent than processed nutrient than is goodness for his health. Interestingly , these are sometimes sold inward the cast of refined grains.

    Eating these grains commonly increases your blood saccharide levels , as good as triggers the publish of for certain feel-good hormones similar dopamine. This is why most people are hooked on eating them. Switching from these foods mutual frigidity turkey hence , creates cravings , which is why many diets fail.

    Most diets cutting out some harmful , if addictive foods without replacing them with healthier options that tin give the sack supply an as feel-good sensation. The Wheat Belly teaches you lot to supplant these unhealthy options with healthier ones that “trick” the encephalon into thinking you’re yet eating the same matter , causing it to inundation your trunk with the same dopamine.

    Therefore , every fourth dimension you lot eat the healthier options , you’re essentially unlearning the bad habits as well as relearning the novel , healthier ones. With this diet , you lot volition last able to resist the cravings for cakes , cookies , sugary drinks as well as other junk foods.

    4. Encourages Food Education
    The average American doesn’t know what is inward his or her food. They don’t know what nutrients to hold off for , how much tabular array salt to convey , how much saccharide consumption is acceptable as well as how many calories you lot demand to eat every twenty-four hours inward monastic say to forestall weight gain. The data provided inward the Wheat Belly Diet volume is something nosotros all demand as well as require inward this country.

    The procedure of getting rid of all forms of wheat as well as other refined foods , naturally forces you lot to start paying to a greater extent than attending to the nutrient labels on the shelf inward the grocery store. You’ll larn all that you lot demand to virtually nutrient , study nutrient ingredients , as well as utilisation that cognition to improve your nutrition.

    Interestingly , people who adopt this diet take hold shown remarkable improvement inward their nutrient consumption , eat to a greater extent than intelligently , prefer dwelling theater cooked meals –because they know what’s inward the nutrient , as well as tend to eat far less calories than their contemporaries who eat out inward restaurants.

    This naturally results inward weight loss , improved wellness , meliorate liberate energy levels , lesser predisposition to wellness atmospheric condition that are worsened as well as caused yesteryear unhealthy foods as well as an overall sense of meliorate well-being.

    5. Aids as well as Improves Gastrointestinal (GI) Health
    Gluten , a major constituent of wheat has been linked to multiple digestive disorders as well as diseases. From mild diarrhea as well as constipation to celiac affliction , gluten has travel a major movement of GI problems.

    Many sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as well as celiac affliction take hold flora their wellness improved as well as tum problems reduced afterwards cutting out all gluten rich foods –most of which are wheat as well as its other variations similar rye as well as barley.

    Also , there’s an alarming charge per unit of measurement of increment inward the number of individuals who take hold some grade of intolerance for wheat as well as its related products but aren’t suffering from celiac disease.

    These people routinely exhibit gluten allergies peculiarly afterwards eating most of what is immediately referred to as modern wheat –the gluten rich , processed wheat that’s oftentimes false for the master copy , whole grain wheat.

    People similar this are said to take hold a status known as the non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). So , if you lot take hold been battling with frequent tum disorders peculiarly afterwards eating wheat , you lot powerfulness desire to speak with your MD virtually the possibility of cutting wheat from your diet.

    After all , this beats the embarrassment of IBS as good as the discomfort of celiac affliction , ulcerative colitis , as well as other digestive atmospheric condition oftentimes triggered yesteryear the consumption of wheat. Many fans of this diet computer program take hold showed marked improvements inward their GI health.

    Some take hold experienced far fewer episodes of digestive problems afterwards cutting out wheat from their diets. In people who endure wheat induced constipation as well as diarrhea with alarming frequency , cutting out wheat as well as all wheat based foods has led to them becoming meliorate as well as experiencing trivial or no episodes.

    Even though at that spot are no exact figures on the number of individuals who react adversely to gluten , it is estimated yesteryear many nutritionists as well as wellness experts , that the number is pretty significant. With such high prevalence , it is quickly becoming a menace inward the guild as well as a borderline wellness epidemic.

    While there’s no clear argue why people react adversely to gluten , at that spot are scientists who recall that these adverse reactions may last linked to gluten’s interference with the functions of gut microbiota.

    If this is truthful , as well as so this is a pretty large number seeing as our wellness as well as wellness is oftentimes straight tied to the province of our digestive system. Not entirely does it serve as the passageway for your nutrition , it also plays a critical role inward strengthening as well as reinforcing your immune system.

    So , an private with a poor/weak digestive scheme is basically a “sitting duck” for ailments as well as infections. People who are allergic to gluten tend to exhibit the next symptoms upon ingestion of whatever gluten based food:
    • Mild to severe abdominal cramps or pain
    • Frequent bloating
    • Constipation as well as diarrhea
    • Inability to metabolize for certain foods as well as nutrient
    • May endure from crucial chemical element deficiencies
    • Significantly depression liberate energy levels
    • May prepare peel problems similar rosacea , acne , eczema as well as dermatitis
    • Serious inflammation of the tum lining
    6. Might Provide Relief for Some Inflammatory Conditions
    When it comes to your wellness , inflammation is the enemy. This is because it is linked to everything from arthritis to pump affliction to rapid aging. This way hence , that if nosotros tin give the sack arrive at something virtually eliminating the frequency as well as charge per unit of measurement if inflammation , nosotros only powerfulness last able to alive longer , healthier , as well as affliction free. Whenever you lot experience hurting inward your trunk , it’s largely because there’s some cast of inflammation inward that affected share of your body.

    Interestingly wheat has been linked to some grade of inflammation inward the body. There are many practitioners of the Wheat Belly Diet whose wellness situations drastically improved when they cutting out wheat as well as its associated foods. And this is coming from people who take hold been on arthritis meds for as long as 15-20 years.

    7. Improves Overall Sense of Well Being
    To a large extent , the province of your wellness is oftentimes tied to what you lot set into your body. So , it way that if you lot tin give the sack command what goes into your trunk , chances are you’ll last able to fend off ailments for prolonged periods.

    Many fans of the diet take hold reported a meaning improvement inward their overall sense of well-being. Many take hold reported sleeping meliorate –it’s possible that this is linked to weight loss – feeling less tired , having to a greater extent than liberate energy , improving their sexual wellness as well as eliminating the typical encephalon fog that comes with eating junk or processed foods.

    How to Get the Most Out of Your Wheat Belly Diet Program
    To acquire the best results from this dieting computer program , you lot demand to know what foods to eat as well as which ones to avoid. So , let’s start with the right foods to eat:
    • Eat lots of non-starchy vegetables similar artichoke , mushrooms , Brussels sprouts , leafy light-green vegetables , broccoli as well as asparagus. These are splendid vegetables , as well as take hold really depression calorie content.
    • Eat to a greater extent than fruits similar oranges , H2O melons , apples , as well as berries. These are depression saccharide , but highly nutritious fruits that volition supply you lot with tons of antioxidants.
    • Eat to a greater extent than seeds , kokosnoot milk , nuts , avocado , as well as utilisation olive or kokosnoot fossil oil for your cooking. You powerfulness also desire to add together grass-fed butter as well as cocoa butter to your diet
    • The meat as well as fish you lot eat should last grass-fed or caught straight from the river.
    • Only eat cheese made from organic , raw milk
    • If you lot desire dairy products , seek taking unsweetened yoghurt
    • As for fermented foods , kefir , nato , miso , tempeh as well as tofu are great
    • Grains similar brownish rice , buckwheat (not related to wheat) , millet as well as quinoa are dandy too.
    The absolute worst foods to eat include the following:
    • Any grains made from or related to some oat types , wheat , rye as well as barley.
    • No uncomplicated sugars inward the forms of soda , refined saccharide or whatever sucrose based sweetener. If you lot must convey sweeteners , seek stevia or xylitol
    • Fruits that are excessively sweetness as well as comprise meaning amounts pf calories. These include pineapples , bananas , mangoes as well as pawpaw
    • Flour based desserts similar doughnuts , crackers , cakes , chips , candies , granola bars as well as cookies
    • Scotch eggs , hot dogs , fish n batter , chicken cutlets… all processed forms of poly peptide covered yesteryear flour as well as fried
    • White flour foods similar breadstuff , cornmeal , pizza , noodles , for certain pasta , as well as the like
    • Grains similar white rice as well as corn which tend to pack to a greater extent than calories as well as take hold less nutrients compared to the alternatives mentioned inward the foods to eat section
    • Cereals , tacos , burritos , wheat based tortillas , burgers , deli sandwiches , as well as other forms of junk foods
    • Refined white patato as well as rice
    These are only some of the foods that you lot demand to acquire rid from your diet inward monastic say to acquire as well as remain salubrious whilst losing the weight as well as improving your overall health.

    Shopping Tips for Getting Rid of Wheat as well as Other Unhealthy Foods
    The telephone substitution to making this piece of work is inward beingness able to command the source from which wheat as well as other processed grains acquire into the household. The next volition acquire you lot started as well as ensure that when side yesteryear side you lot travel shopping , you lot won’t last buying whatever nutrient items with wheat as well as other gluten based foods.
    • Pay attending to the listing of ingredients at the dorsum of the pack as well as containers. Always spotter out for those with barley , rye as well as wheat. If you’re e'er inward uncertainty , hold off for the certified gluten-free products inward the market. These are guaranteed to take hold no gluten , which inward plough way , there’s no wheat.
    • Shop at the farmer’s market. The vendors at that spot tend to sell entirely organic create , whether it’s dairy , eggs , chicken , beef or grains.
    • Most breads as well as baked goods tend to comprise wheat inward 1 cast or the other. Therefore , unless they are clearly labeled as certified gluten-free , steer clear of them.
    • However if you lot absolutely can’t arrive at without breadstuff , at that spot are alternatives such as the sprouted grain bread. These take hold all the benefits of wheat without the side effects.
    • For your baking , almond , chickpeas , quinoa as well as brownish rice serve as splendid as well as healthier alternatives.
    • Also pay attending to your sauce as well as soup condiments. These tend to comprise wheat based ingredients. As much as possible , avoid seasonings containing sugar. Instead , utilisation organically grown spices , herbs , existent os broth as well as vinegar. These are confirmed wheat costless seasonings that volition improve your food’s flavors.
    • Just because you’re on the Wheat Belly Diet doesn’t hateful you lot can’t drink. You only take hold to avoid the regular beers as those tend to comprise barley or rye , which are wheat products. Instead , bask your alcohol inward the cast of whisky , wines , scotch , rum , cognac as well as brandy.
    For those who recall the requirements are only also much , the goodness intelligence is that the Wheat Belly Diet is comparable to your regular depression carb diet. So , if you lot take hold been on whatever cast of depression carb diet , this shouldn’t last hard at all.

    You tin give the sack yet bask delicious meals inward the cast of grilled fish , chicken soups , omelettes , stir-fries as well as many other delicious meals. To demo you lot that this is slowly , hither are few repast ideas to start working with:
    • Start the twenty-four hours with veggie smoothies , poly peptide shakes or eggs
    • For tiffin , eat a poly peptide based repast –lean chicken- with salubrious fats as well as lots of veggie salads
    • For your dinner/supper , bask some grilled fish , grass-fed beef , fruits as well as vegetables.
    • If you lot demand to snack on anything , seek repast replacement options similar smoothies , poly peptide shakes , nuts , or boiled eggs.

              Your xc Days Transformation - Healthy Diet & Nutrition Training?        
    Your 90 Days Transformation Review - Healthy Diet & Nutrition Training?
    Getting tally as well as edifice a thin , athletic trunk is the final result of months as well as months of hard work. H5N1 balanced diet , a comprehensive workout computer programme , as well as theatre dependent are all critical inwards reaching wellness as well as fitness goals. Following a wellness as well as fitness computer programme to accomplish your destination trunk , nonetheless , tin last extremely hard without starting fourth dimension having an thought of how to construct it.

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    In gild to uncovering out how to best instruct almost achieving your wellness as well as fitness goals , it’s easiest to essay the advice of a professional. Personal trainers , nonetheless , aren’t ever the best option. Apart from costing hundreds of dollars monthly inwards ongoing fees , personal trainers don’t necessarily lead hold the best interests of your fitness progress at heart. Although a personal trainer may promote their powerfulness to instruct you lot inwards the best shape of your life , it’s of import to holler upwards that their income relies on ongoing payments from trainees.

    By far the best choice for achieving your ain personal fitness goals is to uncovering a comprehensive workout as well as diet computer programme that is backed past times clinical sports scientific discipline as well as activity it past times yourself. Sometimes , nonetheless , these solutions tin last a trivial complex , as well as require a pocket-size amount of guidance to assist you lot amongst progress tracking , nutritional data , as well as pushing through plateaus.

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    In this article , we’ll accept a await at the Your 90 Days Transformation computer programme as well as uncovering out what makes it stand upwards out from other preparation programs to assist you lot create upwards one's heed whether it’s the correct fitness as well as wellness computer programme for you.

    What is Your 90 Days Transformation?
    The Your 90 Days Transformation computer programme is a groundbreaking novel fusion fitness preparation organisation that is designed to assist fitness enthusiasts force past times the obstacles that lead hold kept them on the same plateau for years , as well as instruct them inwards the best shape of their life. The organisation avoids low-carb starvation diets , excessive cardio torture , as well as insane gym routine , as well as instead favors scientifically proven as well as highly effective preparation techniques that deliver existent as well as immediate results.

    The 90 Days Transformation computer programme pairs fitness enthusiasts upwards amongst a dedicated online personal trainer that volition run amongst them for the total duration of a 90 twenty-four hours preparation period. Users are provided amongst a comprehensive 90 twenty-four hours preparation as well as eating guide , amongst a high marking of customization that takes the private diet , workout , as well as schedule preferences of the user into account.

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    The Your 90 Days Transformation System
    The Your Ninety Days Transformation System provides 3 cardinal features that ensure the success of all participants. Firstly , Your 90 Days Transformation participants lead hold all of their workout stats , results , as well as surgical physical care for indicators tracked via a google sheets document that is available inwards the cloud at all times. This helps to promote accountability as well as assist fitness enthusiasts encounter how far they lead hold come upwards inwards their fitness journey.

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    Your 90 Days Transformation Verdict
    The Your 90 Days Transformation computer programme is far cheaper than whatsoever personal trainer that you lot mightiness engage at a gym as well as , most importantly , is covered past times a comprehensive coin dorsum guarantee that ensures participants that if they don’t instruct the results they desire , they instruct a total refund.

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              Proven Way to Lose Weight – Dmitry Terry’s Fat Burning Running?        
    Proven Way to Lose Weight – Dmitry Terry’s Fat Burning Running?
    For nearly people , weight loss is far from easy. Once the torso begins to shop excess torso fatty , it tin post away operate extremely hard to lose it , equally weight gain causes meaning changes to the metabolism that tin post away move hard to reverse.

    As a final result , to a greater extent than than 2 thirds of the USA population is currently dangerously overweight , which contributes to a broad hit of wellness issues.

    One of the psyche reasons for the extremely widespread nature of obesity inwards the USA is the predatory as well as confusing agency inwards which the diet manufacture , which creates to a greater extent than than fifty billion dollars inwards turn a profit annually , promotes ineffective , expensive , as well as ultimately useless fatty loss products.

    There are many dissimilar solutions that hope to furnish tardily weight loss , such equally fatty burning pills , crash diets , as well as juice cleanses , but ultimately none of them are permanent or worthwhile. The rootage campaign of weight gain , equally good equally the subway scheme to losing weight , is uncomplicated thermodynamics.

    When the torso is provided amongst to a greater extent than unloose energy than it needs , it stores the excess equally fat. When the torso is provided amongst less unloose energy than it needs , it harvests the deficit from the fatty stores of the torso , resulting inwards weight loss.

    While nearly dieters endeavour to include weight loss past times providing the torso amongst less unloose energy than it needs via caloric deficit diets , a fatty to a greater extent than effective methods is to operate along to swallow commonly , but growth the daily unloose energy expenditure of the torso amongst physical exercise.

    In add-on to burning fatty , practise has the added bonus of edifice a jibe torso as well as improving health. One of the nearly effective , tardily , as well as fun fatty burning exercises yous tin post away create without expensive gym memberships or dwelling fitness equipment is running.

    Humans are the nearly efficient long distance runners on the planet- including regular cardio as well as running into your lifestyle burns fatty , improves knowledge , protects the torso from cardiovascular affliction , as well as lengthens your lifespan.

    For novel runners , yet , getting started tin post away move hard. Newer runners commonly discovery that they learn tired easily , hurt themselves amongst over preparation or pulled muscles , or experience nauseous.

    One of the best ways of getting started amongst running is to engage a personal trainer , but equally this solution tin post away move expensive as well as fourth dimension consuming , it’s non compatible amongst all lifestyles.

    Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 novel scientifically proven weight loss method is providing novel runners amongst all of the data they bespeak to force past times obstacles as well as overcome the difficulty associated amongst creating a running regime.

    The Proven Way to Lose Weight organisation is a comprehensive running-based fatty burning computer programme that teaches individuals seeking weight loss uncomplicated methods that assist novel runners succeed.

    In this article , we’ll banking firm check out the Proven Way to Lose Weight computer programme as well as discovery out what it includes to assist yous create upward one's heed whether it’s the correct weight loss computer programme for your needs.

    What is Proven Way to Lose Weight?
    The Proven Way to Lose Weight is a revolutionary novel running-based weight loss organisation that provides readers amongst a unique method of running that provides permanent , good for yous , as well as fun weight loss.

    Instead of forcing dieters to follow extremely depression calorie diets , combat amongst nutrient restrictions , or perform deadening repetitive exercises , the Proven Way to Lose Weight computer programme offers a far to a greater extent than efficient alternative.

    By harnessing the natural might of the torso to burn downward fatty past times activating the built-in long distance running capacity inwards the metabolism , the Proven Way to Lose Weight induces a permanent acre of weight loss that creates sustainable long term weight loss without hunger pangs , fatigue , or unwanted side effects.

    How Proven Way to Lose Weight Works
    The Proven Way to Lose Weight presents readers amongst a uncomplicated , step-by-step procedure that volition gradually transform them from a couch white patato to a good for yous , active fitness enthusiast that tin post away easily run a ten-minute mile.

    By explaining the nearly mutual obstacles encountered past times newer runners as well as how to overcome them , the Proven Way to Lose Weight organisation helps ease the reader into the globe of running.

    The computer programme presents tardily to empathise methods that assistance novel runners inwards determining which speed to run at , how long to prepare for , as well as how to laid upward for running.

    These methods lead maintain into delineate of piece of job organisation human relationship factors such equally historic catamenia , weight , peak , BMI , as well as fitness score to ensure each runner is provided amongst the optimal organisation for their body.

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              Old School New Body Review        
    Old School New Body Review
    With the dream of having a fitness shape of millions overweight people around the basis , Old School New Body is carefully written to aid acquire a good for you lot in addition to impressive physique alongside sensible eating equally good equally workout strategies. H5N1 lot of people wonder nearly the resultant of this computer program until they role it , most of them plow out surprised nearly its results. What are its features , pros in addition to cons? Does it move equally promise? I’ am Linda. I am a client of this program. Today , I am willing to tell all of you lot nearly my truthful story. Actually , I was an overweight individual earlier I direct hold non used this computer program yet. I strongly recommend you lot read my whole storey earlier deciding this method is worth using or not. Let’s discover!

    What Is Old School New Body?
    Before talking alongside you lot nearly this computer program , I would similar to say that I was thence fatty inwards past. I was a adult woman alongside 2 children. I was but 1m50 , but reached 85 pounds. My trunk made me hard to motion in addition to I was thence afraid of going out. Sadly , my hubby disliked my trunk in addition to I felt thence sad. I decided to move to a gym to practise many exercises at there. I also searched on the Internet to discovery out how to lose extra weight for those who are at twoscore twelvemonth old. I tried eating less in addition to doing exercises , but these ways are non helpful. “What did I direct hold to do” I ofttimes enquire myself similar that until I industrial plant life Old School New Body , which has changed my life totally. Honestly , Old School New Body is a weight loss method that volition let on me all secrets nearly losing fatty fast in addition to naturally. You know that in that place are thence many medications nearly burning fatty fast on the market; but they encompass many side effects that impairment your health. Even you lot tin dismiss lose extra weight later drinking those drugs or pills , but it is impossible for you lot to role a long term. Old schoolhouse novel trunk reivew I am thence interested inwards this weight loss computer program because it is totally difference. The computer program volition focus on natural ways to aid to lose ugly weight without using supplements in addition to suffering from side effects. That is also the most interesting matter thousands users including me beloved at this one. Awesomely , if you lot direct hold a gamble to read this e-book , you lot volition discovery fourteen chapters , teaching you lot losing fatty until you lot accomplish the effective results. Even this is an e-book , but it volition let on you lot all unique techniques in addition to useful tips to lose fatty that you lot direct hold never read inwards others or fifty-fifty doctors never tell you. Just inwards this awesome computer program , you lot tin dismiss discovery out good for you lot in addition to quick methods to acquire rid of stubborn fatty in addition to direct hold a fitness shape forever.

    About the author
    About The Authors – Steve And Beck Holman I suppose that you lot should hold upwards aware of Steve in addition to Beck Holmen that behind the e-book Old School New Body. They got married when they were at 27 years ago. You know Steve got stated weight preparation at fifteen similar a skinny 119-pounder in addition to has been preparation since over 35 years. What nearly Becky? Becky has also been working out on in addition to off for over than xx years , notwithstanding she lapsed inwards her 30s whereas raising her 2 daughters. In her 40s , she felt thence bored alongside her overweight appearance in addition to decided to brand a radical physical transformation inwards but a few months. Beck is today a regular contributor of nutrition that is based on items to IRON MAN magazine. And Steve has also written over than xx books on weight preparation , bodybuilding equally good equally nutrition in addition to has penned hundred of articles on losing fatty in addition to edifice muscles. Awesomely , Steve has interviewed many legendary physique stars , containing Cory Everson , Arnold Schwarzenegger Lee Labrada in addition to more.
    When reading this awesome guide , I discovery out fourteen chapters listed inwards it that learn me how to lose fatty rapidly in addition to naturally.

    The starting fourth dimension chapter names The F44x System Turning Fat into Muscle that is a method of preparation basing on i similar me , who has been lost equally good equally collecting dust. This method volition let on me why going to a gym daily volition brand to lose musculus in addition to fifty-fifty acquire injured. And in addition to thence it gives a formula to follow in addition to recover from my ain workouts in addition to brand my trunk lose fatty 24/7. The formula is really slowly to role in addition to direct hold a picayune fourth dimension to do.

    Well , the 2d chapter calls The F4X Lean Workout Your 20-Minute Bellyfat Blowtorch that reveals you lot basic exercises per workouts for you lot to do. Well , each exercise does non final to a greater extent than than thirty minutes in addition to I scream back fifty-fifty you lot are a busy person; you lot silent direct hold infinite fourth dimension to do it. In this chapter , you lot volition sentry moving painting illustrations to do your workouts in addition to follow detailed instructions from the authors. They are really unproblematic to follow.

    What nearly chapter 3? It names Joint Rejuvenation Pain-free Sanity that shows you lot to know that exercise is the cardinal for blood stream to the strengthening in addition to joints surrounding muscles for amend stabilization. Well , you lot tin dismiss role of all exercises inwards this chapter to aid remedy whatsoever specific articulation pain. You know the best strategy is adding the ancillary exercise to the destination of your F4X Lean workout. The writer volition direct hold pictures in addition to examples for you lot to follow easily.

    Chapter iv , “Get Motivated Promise , Commitment , in addition to Change” is really of import for you. Most of us know that success inwards each surface area of your ain life volition move effortless when it becomes a business office of our lifestyle. The writer volition request out iv unproblematic steps for you lot to do a lifestyle habit. You also remove heed nearly a really famous individual talking nearly his secrets of losing fatty fast in addition to forever. Do non immature adult woman the chance.

    Chapter five , F4X Automatic Cardio in addition to The Forgotten Key To Leanness that volition let on you lot truth amazing truth nearly interval cardio. Well , this is a superior way to lose fatty equally compared alongside steady-state cardio. The writer volition respond what interval cardio is in addition to gives a detailed instance nearly it. After that volition exhibit you lot how to follow this chapter in addition to acquire goodness results alongside your targeted muscles.

    Chapter vi talks nearly Transformation Sensation that is a seldom business office other computer program mentions about. Amazingly , inwards this business office , you lot volition discovery Becky’s 10 Old School New Body Transformation tips to lose fat. Well , but 10 tips , you lot volition your trunk alongside the alter dramatically.

    Moreover , inwards the Old School New Body E-book , you lot volition move on learning nearly 8 side past times side chapters that tell you lot all secrets nearly how to lose weight. Of course of report , each chapter includes pictures in addition to formula to aid you lot follow easily. In exceptional , you lot volition direct hold thence much fourth dimension on next it whereas you lot silent accomplish your facial expression result. To hold upwards honest , this is a unique in addition to awesome weight loss computer program that I strongly recommend to all of you.

    Benefits
    • Old School New Body is a nifty method allowing you lot to lose weight fifty-fifty you lot are at the historic stream of 40.
    • This computer program volition aid you lot develop forcefulness inwards the procedure in addition to maintain your resultant forever.
    • When next the computer program , you lot do non remove to pass much fourth dimension on doing workouts.
    • You volition non remove to bring together inwards cardio exercises.
    • The computer program is security for you lot to follow inwards a long term. It does non include side effects similar drugs or pills.
    • The e-book is written past times 2 famous experts inwards trunk preparation in addition to losing weight.
    • This method comes alongside a policy of 100% coin dorsum guarantee inwards instance you lot experience unhappy alongside it.

    Drawbacks
    Even having tons of benefits , it cannot avoid drawbacks. In fact , this is a non a magic cure , which tin dismiss aid you lot acquire instant results. The computer program also requires you lot to do exercises regularly in addition to alter your ain diet. It does non follow much to a greater extent than mutual ways of workout or those that dislike breaking conventions may recognize the method far also revolutionary. However , the truth is that the method volition move for you lot effectively.

    Why Should You Buy Old School New Body?
    If you lot are wondering whether you lot should follow this computer program or non , I volition give you lot a unproblematic respond similar that: you lot should follow this system. I approximate that when you lot discovery out the guide similar Old School New Body , you lot are thence fed upwards alongside drinking drugs or medication that give you lot rapid resultant , but impairment your wellness in addition to fifty-fifty brand you lot fatter if do non drinkable them anymore. Differently , this computer program volition learn you lot nearly step-step-step instructions in addition to detailed exercises; it covers pictures in addition to many formulas for you lot to follow easily. Old School New Body does non direct hold your fourth dimension thence much. With this computer program , you lot do non direct hold to move to a gym in addition to you lot may acquire some hurting during practicing at there. One to a greater extent than matter , it comes alongside a 60day coin dorsum guarantee , it way that if the computer program is non effective , the authors cannot hold upwards confident to give a policy of coin dorsum , right? So , I strongly recommend you lot to acquire this computer program in addition to you lot volition hold upwards surprised nearly your trunk later that.

    Final Verdict
    In a nut trounce , I must among that Old School New Body is the most powerful in addition to effective weight loss computer program that has helped me in addition to those who are to a greater extent than than twoscore years erstwhile lose extra fatty in addition to cook musculus mass. This is really an awesome in addition to security computer program that does non incorporate side effects , thence you lot tin dismiss totally believe inwards using it for a long term. I also believe that this is a nifty selection for you lot when you lot may scream back that at the historic stream of twoscore , it is hard to lose extra fat. In exceptional , equally I said earlier the writer of this most effective computer program volition give you lot a policy of 100% coin dorsum guarantee inwards instance you lot are unhappy alongside the result. Now , do non immature adult woman the unique gamble in addition to let’s start burning extra fatty today!!!


              How To Create Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Great Body - Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Complete Training System!        
    How To Create Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Great Body - Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 Complete Training System!
    It’s called How to Create a Great Body , in addition to it comes inwards the cast of a comprehensive ebook. Packed amongst guides in addition to preparation programs , How to Create a Great Body volition furnish you lot amongst everything you lot bespeak , whether virile someone or woman someone , to safely in addition to effectively develop in addition to maintain a great-looking , physically tally , in addition to functionally potent body. It contains everything necessary to completely transform your trunk in addition to amend all key aspects of physical fitness , from your muscular , cardiorespiratory , in addition to functional fitness to your flexibility in addition to trunk composition. The ebook comes inwards all iii pop file formats , so you lot tin attain the sack read it on multiple devices , every bit good every bit impress a copy. The preparation programs cause got been optimized for smartphones , so you lot tin attain the sack cause got them to the gym! I’ve also provided alternatives for cable in addition to machine exercises , so you lot tin attain the sack consummate the weight preparation programs at habitation if you lot cause got basic equipment (see the tabular array below for habitation preparation requirements).

    Contents inwards detail
    With over 87 ,000 words , How to Create a Great Body is packed amongst data in addition to advice. The ebook is divided into 8 parts. Parts 1 , 2 , in addition to vii (Weight Training Guide , Nutrition Guide , in addition to Weight Loss Guide) are nearly identical to the ones on this website. The alone major departure is that the Weight Training Guide includes the basics of the scientific discipline of static stretching in addition to presents illustrations in addition to instructions on how to properly perform fourteen key static stretches. Five of the weight preparation programs inwards Part 3 are also nearly identical to the ones on this website. The alone departure is that the ones inwards the ebook include option exercises for preparation at home. Everything else is exclusive to the ebook.

    Part 1: Weight Training Guide
    Part 1 introduces you lot to weight preparation in addition to its benefits , goes over the details of musculus scientific discipline , in addition to reveals the fundamentals in addition to methods of weight training. It also offers guidance on how to larn started amongst weight preparation , uncovering a gym or prepare a habitation gym , warm upward , cool downwards , runway your progress , hold motivated , in addition to ultimately succeed.

    Part 2: Nutrition Guide
    The Nutrition Guide covers all of the of import elements of expert nutrition , dietary management , in addition to strategic eating. After start amongst a detailed await at all macronutrients in addition to micronutrients , it explores calorie requirements , bulking in addition to cutting , diet tracking , supplementation , in addition to nutrient timing. As a pocket-size bonus , the conduct ends amongst advice on how to relieve coin on salubrious foods.

    Part 3: Weight Training Programs
    In Part 3 , you lot volition uncovering all of the weight preparation programs — 8 for men in addition to 8 for women. The men’s programs are designed for maximum musculus in addition to forcefulness , whereas the women’s programs are designed for maximum curves in addition to functional strength. The 8 programs include:
    • a beginner program
    • five increasingly hard programs that cater for dissimilar levels of experience
    • a “plateau buster” programme designed to ensure that you lot never halt making progress
    • a minimalistic programme for busy individuals.
    Completion of the beginner in addition to v increasingly hard programs volition cause got 1 yr in addition to twelve weeks if you lot cause got a week’s recess betwixt each one. However , I balanced the programs meticulously so that you lot tin attain the sack repeat each 1 (except the beginner program) every bit many times every bit you lot desire to amongst petty peril of developing muscular forcefulness imbalances. As such , the programs tin attain the sack hold you lot preparation in addition to making progress for multiple years. With the aim of keeping you lot engaged , challenging you lot , in addition to promoting continual progress , I designed the programs to contain a broad attain of preparation splits (for instance , upper–lower , push–pull , in addition to push–pull–legs) in addition to utilize a diverseness of intensity preparation techniques (for instance , superset preparation , rest–pause preparation , in addition to dropset training).

    The plateau buster programme is in that place for you lot when making progress starts to travel to a greater extent than difficult. It is based on the pre-exhaustion protocol , which involves partially exhausting prime number mover muscles amongst isolation exercises earlier moving on to the major chemical compound exercises. Pre-exhaustion makes prime number movers piece of occupation much harder during the chemical compound exercises , thence amplifying the stimulus for evolution in addition to increasing your chances of pushing through plateaus. Meticulously balanced , you lot tin attain the sack repeat the plateau buster every bit many times every bit you lot desire to. Since it is designed to make the same results every bit the v increasingly hard programs , you lot tin attain the sack also usage it every bit the 6th programme inwards the sequence.

    If you’re a real busy private amongst petty fourth dimension to spare for preparation , the minimalistic programme is designed for you. The workouts of the programme include the bare minimum of exercises in addition to sets necessary to furnish you lot amongst an effective full-body workout every bit chop-chop every bit possible. The exercises are arranged into supersets , which way that you lot tin attain the sack wing through them real rapidly. As amongst the other programs , the minimalistic programme has been meticulously balanced so that you lot tin attain the sack repeat it over in addition to over 1 time again for every bit long every bit you lot please.

    You tin attain the sack consummate the weight preparation programs at whatever gym. However , I cause got provided alternatives for cable in addition to machine exercises , so you lot tin attain the sack also perform the programs at habitation if you lot cause got the next basic equipment.

    Part 4: Bodyweight , Power , in addition to Plyometric Workouts
    Part four explains the fundamentals of ability , plyometric , in addition to bodyweight preparation , in addition to presents ability , plyometric , in addition to equipment-free bodyweight workouts. It also gives you lot the tools necessary to pattern your ain equipment-free bodyweight workouts , which you lot tin attain the sack usage if you lot proceed opor-garai or can’t arrive to the gym in addition to lack habitation equipment!

    Part 5: Target Muscle Guide
    After briefly introducing you lot to articulation articulations in addition to the iii planes of motion , the maiden off one-half of the Target Muscle Guide reveals all of the primary muscles that are activated past times dissimilar types of do (for instance , horizontal pulling exercises , glute/hamstring-dominant chemical compound exercises , vertical pushing exercises , in addition to quadriceps-dominant chemical compound exercises). If you lot tin attain the sack read in addition to empathise this department , you lot volition know precisely what you’re doing the side past times side fourth dimension you lot walk into the gym.

    The minute one-half of the Target Muscle Guide presents all of the most effective chemical compound in addition to isolation exercises that target each major musculus in addition to musculus head! Use it every bit a reference whenever you lot desire to focus on developing a musculus of interest.

    Part 6: Cardio Guide
    The Cardio Guide begins past times roofing the basics of do physiology , the fundamentals of cardiovascular preparation , in addition to the advantages , disadvantages , in addition to applications of iii types of cardio:
    • Steady-state preparation (SST)
    • Interval training
    • Functional circuit preparation (FCT)
    It so presents iii cardio preparation programs , including 1 SST programme amongst iii workouts , 1 interval preparation programme amongst iii workouts (two of which are high intensity or HIIT workouts) , in addition to 1 FCT programme amongst 2 workouts. The workouts are progressable in addition to tin attain the sack of course of written report hold upward repeated every bit many times every bit you lot desire to. The workouts of the iii dissimilar types of cardio are also interchangeable , which way that on 1 24-hour interval you lot tin attain the sack do SST , on only about other 24-hour interval you lot tin attain the sack do HIIT , in addition to on even so only about other 24-hour interval you lot tin attain the sack do FCT. One of the HIIT workouts follows the master copy Tabata protocol , which is extremely intense in addition to intended alone for experienced individuals. The Cardio Guide concludes amongst instructions on how to pattern your ain FCT workouts!

    Part 7: Weight Loss Guide
    The Weight Loss Guide is brusk but real useful for anyone whose primary destination is to lose weight. It presents iii steps to successful weight loss , along amongst a broad attain of tips in addition to tricks that tin attain the sack brand losing weight , in addition to keeping it off , much easier.

    Glossary
    How to Create a Great Body ends amongst a sizeable glossary that includes many of import key damage , concepts , in addition to principles related to musculus scientific discipline , weight preparation , cardio , fitness , in addition to nutrition. You tin attain the sack usage it every bit a reference or a revision tool.


              Death        

    Death - Electrocardiogram

    Death. What a dark word—a scary word that brings fear into the hearts of many.

    But what is death? Is it just the stopping of one’s heart? Is it just someone’s life coming to an end or does it have a purpose? What happens afterward?

    For many, death is fearsome, something that hangs over them, inevitable, inescapable, looming. What can we do to escape it? What can we do to prolong life so that death doesn’t come so suddenly? Nothing. There’s one guarantee in life and that is death. Yes, you’re scared now. What happens when you die? Even if you’re young, your tomorrow isn’t promised.

    BUT . . . there IS a way out of the fear you feel in the pit of your stomach. You CAN escape the dark hole of death. Want to know what it is? Aha! I’ll tell you, dear one.

    Let me introduce you to my best friend—his name is Jesus Christ. He is life itself. Not the air you breathe, no, but he allows you to breathe it and he is THE life (John 14:6). Without him you are already dead—in sin, in life, in death. You’re doomed to an eternal place of torment where there is nothing but screams of torture and eternal death. That place is where I was headed five years ago until I met Jesus. He gave me life—ETERNAL life! With him, you can live forever, and physical death can no longer scare you because you KNOW you really ARE going to a better place. Death has no more hold on you because you’ve been set free from it, because Christ conquered death: once and FOR ALL!

    “So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.”
    (1 Corinthians 15:54–56)

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    Cameron Taylor was homeschooled and now works on a farm, raising and working sheep and cattle in middle Tennessee. After being born again at the age of sixteen, she felt God calling her to be a missionary in Asia, and is studying midwifery in preparation for that calling.

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              Le procès de Guy Turcotte         
    TVA Nouvelles Le procès de l'ancien cardiologue Guy Turcotte s'est poursuivi jeudi avec le témoignage émouvant de deux de ses collègues qui l'ont accompagné à son arrivée à l'Hôtel-Dieu de Saint-Jérôme. Après avoir tué ses deux enfants âgés de trois et cinq ans, Guy Turcotte a été transféré au centre hospitalier. Il a vite été reconnu par l'infirmière Chantal Duhamel, qui lui a tenu la main pendant une bonne partie de la journée. «J'ai tué mes enfants, laissez-moi tranquille, lui aurait ...
              (USA-CA-Merced) Echo Tech II        
    *Position Summary* The Echo Tech II performs echocardiogram procedures. Follows physician written orders in providing these services. The Echo Tech II assists in developing policies and procedures regarding the clinical application of Cardiovascular services following accepted clinical practices. Follows physician orders in providing these services. *Qualifications Minimum* 1. Registered Cardiovascular Technologist (RCVT) or Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS). 2. Minimum of two (2) years acute care Echo Tech experience. 3. Must possess and maintain a current valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate. *Desired* 1. Experience in Stress testing. 2. Experience in Holter monitoring. 3. Experience in records management for procedures and patient files. Mercy Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics. Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center. **Job:** **Other* **Organization:** **Mercy Medical Center Merced* **Title:** *Echo Tech II* **Location:** *California-Central California Service Area-Merced-Mercy Merced Community* **Requisition ID:** *1700016625* **Equal Opportunity** Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
              (USA-CA-Merced) Echo Tech Per Diem        
    *Position Summary* The Echo Tech performs Echocardiogram procedures. Follows physician written orders in providing these services. *Qualifications Minimum* 1. Have at least one (1) year experience in non-invasive cardiovascular diagnostic procedures. 2. Registered Cardiovascular Technologist (RCVT) or Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) within 1 years of hire. 3. Completion of Echocardiogram program or equivalent training. 4. Must possess and maintain a current valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate. *Desired* 1. Experience in Stress testing. 2. Experience in Holter monitoring. 3. Experience in records management for procedures and patient files. Mercy Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics. Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center. **Job:** **Other* **Organization:** **Mercy Medical Center Merced* **Title:** *Echo Tech Per Diem* **Location:** *California-Central California Service Area-Merced-Mercy Merced Community* **Requisition ID:** *1700016587* **Equal Opportunity** Dignity Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
              Partying, Dating, Staying Fit: Not Easy in Your 30s        
    "Organic" and "Less Fat". For those
    in our 30s, now a major part of our
    daily diet vocabulary. 
    Remember the days when you could go out for a few beers with your buddies, down some late-night McDonald's, catch a few hours of sleep, bounce out of bed for work in the morning, and hit the gym on the way home? Then get a call from one of those same pals to try and aim to repeat the previous night's escapades? 

    Your weight never budged. Abs? Check out THESE abs. Too hungover to meet up for pickup hoops on a Saturday morning? Heck no, I've got at least 10 runs in me, bro, and you wish you had this smooth as silk jump shot!

    Remember when meeting a potential significant other was like taking candy from a baby? Spot a hottie, jump on the dance floor at the house party or bar, shake ya tail feather ( <-- link ) to grab their attention, then switch on the charm. Game over. 

    For guys, approaching women was easy. They were younger and not necessarily on that Hunt for Hubby quite yet. They didn't mind our shaggy hair, earring (editor's note: never had one), grubby hat we probably had on backwards, the $5 'Dukes of Hazzard' T-shirt from Target, and the fact that we probably hadn't shaved in five days.  

    The first 'date' probably consisted of inviting her over to hang out with the roommates, watch football for like seven hours on a Sunday, order up some pizza, and hope she didn't mind the wrestling match that would inevitably break out between your meathead buddies. 

    Those days, for those in our 30s, are officially over. 

    If I go out for drinks now, it's about a 48-hour recovery period. And I'm such a lightweight that I have to designate a friend to 'red light' me after a few drinks before I go embarrass myself on the dance floor or try and pick a fight with the biggest guy in the bar. For the record, I'm going on four weeks without either of those incidents occurring. Win. 

    Once you hit 30, you enter your own 'Battle of the Bulge'. That high level of metabolism you used to enjoy? Haha. Gone. Ordering at a restaurant? The first expression that comes to mind is "portion control". You actually read the fine print on the food at the grocery store. You become familiar with terms like 'low fat' and 'sugar free'. 

    I really enjoy the gym, and I've gotten back into running lately, helping me to drop 15 pounds (with 10 more to go!). But that trip to the gym that used to be when time allowed, is now a requirement if you want to avoid shopping for new, larger pants every six months. And the gym habits us men developed at a younger age, where it was all about pounding out reps on the bench press and with biceps curls, we've had to break now that our workouts need more balance with plenty of cardio and core mixed in. 

    And dating? Let's just say I envy my buddies that met someone at a younger age and have already started families. It's not easy to meet someone you'd like to date, and especially not easy to meet that person you'd want to spend the rest of your life with. 

    Bars are the worst for this. They're loud, and women are often unapproachable as they have their guards up after being chased around by flocks of D-bags every weekend for years. And even if you are a woman who is single and approachable, there's a good chance the good guys are gun-shy about coming up to say hello, for fear of an embarrassing rejection. 

    I spent years as a bartender, so I like to think I can get a pretty good read on females, and people in general. Guys, when women surround themselves with their girls on the dance floor, they're not available, or at the very least not looking to meet someone that night. So don't force your way into that dance party. And if you buy her a drink, there's a good chance she was just being polite when you offered. It doesn't necessarily mean you're in, dude. The success rate of a long-term relationship with someone you met in a bar is very low. Look elsewhere. 

    Online dating? I tried it once, but never trusted the validity of it. And to be honest with you, I have always held out hope I'd meet that someone special by chance when we both had our guards down. Not based on how hot they looked in a profile picture. 

    I've dated women that I've met at the gym, in a grocery store, at Starbucks, and even at the workplace. But seriously, who wants to be on the prowl when you're working out, shopping for bread and cereal, grabbing a cup of coffee or when you have your head buried in your computer at work? 

    For men, most of the women our age are married. Which means we often date women who are younger. But how much younger is too young? Or what about the divorcee with the 2-year-old? Am I ready to jump into something with those additional elements? They're legitimate questions that single guys ask themselves all the time. 

    One thing I've accepted is that meeting someone will happen when it happens. You can't force that. In using an analogy coaches often use with their athletes, life is a marathon, it's not a sprint. If you're in a rush, there's a good chance you will make bad decisions. 

    In the meantime, I'll keep on battling the bulge, will try to hide when shots of Fireball start flying in hopes of avoiding any potential dance floor disasters, and will reminisce fondly about the good old days, when everything seemed to come so much easier. 

    Continue to fight the good fight, fellow 30-somethings. Continue the good fight. 

              Sometimes I Wonder and Othertimes I Just Don't Know        
    This has been an interesting weekend. Yesterday I watched four hours of a VH-1 Rockumentary on the drug years from the 1950's until the 1990's. I was impressed as I thought that it would show a more liberal viewpoint than it did but it did not. It protrayed virtually all of the drugs mentioned in a very poor light. Marijuana was about the only thing that did not get slammed too hard. It makes me wonder what set of circumstances brings a person to start doing some of the drugs out there today. I can understand that in the '60's people where trying to "find" themselves and expand their minds and they had people such as Timothy Leary telling them that it was ok. That was forty years ago and was a much more niave time but today the dangers of methamphetamines and cocaine and their derivitives have been well documented. Why would someone ever decide to take a substance that will invariably ruin your life, health, and could very likely kill you. These drugs are very cardio-toxic, that means they can kill you. Are these people filled with so much self hate and loothing that they decide to harm themselves in such a manor or does it go back to the idea that some people will do anything for a few moments of feeling good about themselves even when the ultimate result is tragic. I was talking to a member of our local police department in the last few days and he confirmed that methamphetamine abuse in our town is very widespread. These is not the diet pills that people used to pop in the 50's and 60's but the home brewed stuff that is dangerous as hell. I swear, as a person who does'nt go through a small bottle of aspirin every year, I simply don't understand the need to alter your perception of life in this way. I wish someone could explain it. Life is not that bad that it always has to be altered. I know a gentleman with severe health issues who was told by his doctor to not drink any alcohol for a period of two years. His response was "What's the point of living without drinking alcohol." He is now in the process of drinking himself to death but not in my bar as I will not serve him. My wife and I care about him even if he doesn't. Addiction is a terrible illness that affects certain people, whether it be illegal drugs, alcohol, tobacco or even gambling. Not all addictions have to be consumed to harm us. I know a great number of people who are always going to quit smoking, next week, after finals, the first of the year, as soon as they find a new job or whatever. There is always a relaying reason to continue their habit. I too also have my own cross to bear, I am significantly overweight need to do something about immediately. I am not a jolly old fat man, I just play one at my bar. For it can kill me just as easily as any of the other addictions that I have mentioned. As this year comes to an end, lets hope we can all have a healthier and happier new year ahead of us. Peace and Love to everyone.

              Dr. Kiki Hunt MD        
    Dr. Kiki Hurt is a personal health consultant and founder of "Medicine, Life, and a little Laughter" a comprehensive wellness program that provides medical expertise and knowledge to help people lead healthier and happier lives. An author and board certified anesthesiologist, trauma critical care anesthesiologist, and internal medicine physician; "Medicine, Life, and a little Laughter" grew out of a more than two-decade career spent studying the management of acutely dying patients. Dr Kiki Hurt is a board certified critical care physician, internal medicine physician, and anesthesiologist physician. Dr. Hurt trained in Internal Medicine at Lutheran General Hospital in Park, IL, Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Critical Care Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. She received her medical degree at Rush Medical College in Chicago, and studied advanced training in Cardiac Tran esophageal Echo at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. A member of the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (www.ascca.org) and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (www.scahq.org), Dr. Hurt has appeared on numerous Internet and radio shows.   Connect with Dr. Hurt Twitter: https://twitter.com/drkikihurt Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dr-Kiki-Hurt-MD/153600483415 Website: http://www.drkikihurtmd.com/bio.php Download Dr. Hurt Application for Iphone and Android phones to get music and medical blogs: GloalMusic4life
              Comment on Will I Lose Weight Doing PiYo by Chalene Johnson? by Jacqui Grimes        
    Hi Melissa! Congrats on your 5k's and it's so cool that you will be building up to a 10k. You will have a blast! When you say intervals, do you mean combining some running with walking? If so, that's really smart and lots of ladies do that. I don't know if you've heard of Jeff Galloway (you can google him) but he is all about run/walking as a way to stay healthy. That said, when I am running that becomes my cardio. And the cross-training that I would pick would be something like PiYo or other strength training to complement the running. But when I do that I am not following the PiYo schedule as written. So I would probably run Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. I would do PiYo Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, with Friday being a total rest day. If you are doing PiYo for the very first time then I would follow the calendar as written, BUT only on your PiYo days. I wouldn't add PiYo to a running day. Does that make sense? This is just how I do it. If you are having hip issues you need to be really careful of over-training. Don't feel like you are a slave to a workout calendar, lol. Jacqui
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              Los múltiples beneficios de los mejillones para nuestra salud        
    El mejillón es un molusco lleno de beneficios para nuestra salud. Se encuentra dentro de la categoría de mariscos y suele estar durante todo el año en los supermercados. Sin embargo, las bondades de este alimento para nuestra salud suelen pasar desapercibidas.

    El mejillón es rico en proteínas de alta calidad, de forma que aporta numerosos beneficios para nuestra salud. Así, cuida nuestro corazón y aporta también fibra a la dieta. Según los expertos, este alimento es muy recomendable para personas que quieran controlar su figura.

    El mejillón es rico en proteínas de alta calidad y aporta numerosos beneficios para nuestra salud

    Por otro lado, es una de las fuentes más ricas en ácido graso omega-3,  muy beneficioso para el corazón, ya que al provenir del pescado y del marisco, ofrece beneficios cardioprotectores y regula los niveles de grasa en la sangre y de triglicéridos. Ambos factores contribuyen a una reducción del riesgo de ataque cardíaco o de muerte súbita por enfermedad cardiaca.  

    El mejillón es un molusco que tiene vitamina A, y sobre todo es rico en vitaminas del complejo B como el ácido fólico y minerales como el fósforo, el zinc, el hierro y el manganeso. Según los médicos, al tener una cantidad tan alta de vitamina B12, se trata de un alimento muy completo para las mujeres embarazas o los bebés en estado de lactancia.

    Al ser una gran fuente de hierro, su consumo es muy bueno para la producción de glóbulos rojos y para prevenir problemas de salud como anemia o niveles bajos de energía. En este mismo sentido, cabe destacar que su alta cantidad de yodo regula los niveles de energía y garantiza el correcto funcionamiento de las células. Además al ser rico en yodo ayuda a regular el colesterol, procesar los hidratos de carbono y fortalecer el cabello, la piel y las uñas.

    Disfruta de los beneficios del mejillón

    Otra de las ventajas de los mejillones es que se trata de un alimento muy sencillo de preparar y cocinar, y por ello, aprovechando que nos encontramos en pleno verano, la crema de mejillones es perfecta para disfrutar de sus beneficios.

    La crema de mejillones es una receta muy fácil de preparar y con un sabor muy intenso a mar. Los ingredientes necesarios son mejillones, maicena, cebolla y mantequilla. Para la preparación de esta receta, es muy importante la limpieza de este alimento, ya que debe de ser exhaustiva. El resultado de la combinación de estos ingredientes es un plato muy completo, ligero y sano ideal para degustar como entrante en cualquier comida o cena.


              Heart Surgery        
    This week was extremely stressful for me.  I went into the Cardiologist last Thursday to get the diagnosis from my T.E.E. scan and my C.T. scan.  It turned out that I did have a hole in my heart, and that I did have to have it mended if I want to have more kids.  Now the problem we were facing was when to do the surgery.

    Our family reunion was coming up at the end up July.  I really wanted to wait until after the reunion.  I have also been participating in  a Challenge group to be accountable for my own weight loss.  I was doing great and didn't want to give that up, but it turns out I had a very short window to have things done.  Our medical insurance would be changing mid August- along with Jaroms' job...meaning the fee for the surgery would be considerably higher.  My cardiologist was taking vacation from July 25th through the end of August.  So...we scheduled the surgery 4 days out from my diagnosis appointment; Monday, July 15th.  I didn't really have time to think about things.  Instead I wanted to make sure I got everything in my life wrapped up just in-case I died on the operating table (I had continued dreams of dying through this surgery AND the day before going in for surgery, Xander drew a picture of our family, but I was flying in the air with Angel Wings...made me feel great).  I cleaned out the Primary closet and organized the class binders and new secretary binder.  I cleaned out and updated the President Binder, I cleaned my house and dejunked...and then Monday I cleaned and folded the laundry, did the dishes, vaccuumed...went through all the mail...and then headed into the hospital.

    We arrived for surgery on Monday at 1pm. It took almost 2 hours for prep...more tests, blood work and then the placement of the I.V. (it was a 20 guage...holy hanna it was huge). My good friend, Melissa, stopped by while on duty at the hospital.  It was so nice to see a familiar face.  At 3pm they finally took me back for the procedure.  I had never been in a full blown operating room before.  It was cold, and very sterile.  I started trembling...as I always do when I go into shock.  They put 3 warm blankets on me which helped, and then hooked me up to the sedation.  I stayed awake long enough to watch them prep my body and turn it into a table, say hello to Dr. Reddy, ask how long the procedure would be (5-45 minutes) and feel the pinching of the needles numbing my leg.  THANKFULLY I was out after that.

    About an hour into the process, I woke up.  I didn't say anything to the nurses.  I thoroughly enjoyed watching the enormous monitor and I probably wasn't coherent enough to really say anything.  The Doctor was having trouble getting to the area of the heart where the hole was located.  I could feel the tubing and the wires inside my body.  It was almost creepy to feel the wire in my heart.  It didn't hurt, but I could feel it kind of like someone rubbing your arm.  At one point the Doctor asked how I was doing and all I could do was smile.  The nurse asked if I wanted more sedation and I should my head to indicate 'no.'  Needless to say, I left the operating room 2 hours after entering, and was almost as alert as when I went in.  I must have been fighting the sedation, because once out of the operating room, I felt my eyes get really heavy and the last image I had was that of my sweet husband standing above me.

    A few minutes after being placed in the CathLab, I was awakened by a nurse.  I don't remember details of very much after the operation.  It wasn't until 7pm that I was coherent enough to remember a few things.  I tried talking to the nurses and my husband, but it is still just a blur.  I wonder if I was making any sense.  At 7pm, the worst part of my entire experience happened.  A nurse came in and had to remove the tubing/sheeths from my leg.  The pain was indescribable.  I almost past out as she removed the sutures, and then when she pulled the 11cm and 8cm tubing, I almost threw up and past out again.  I had an ice pack on my neck which helped a lot, but as the nurse applied 15 minutes of intense pressure to the site, I did everything in my power to stay alert.  Jarom continued to tell me to breath, the heart monitor continued beeping at me, and the nurse was trying to get me to talk.  I just wanted to dissolve into the hospital bed.  I kept telling myself it was almost over...but it wasn't.  15 minutes never seemed so long.

    6 hours of holding my leg completely still was almost unbearable.  I kept stretching my calf muscles, but that was the extent that I could do...my back hurt, my legs hurt, my I.V. was still aching...I didn't sleep at all!  I tried to keep my mind off of my leg by talking to the nurses, watching T.V...attempting to sleep.  My nurses from 5pm to 2am were absolutely AMAZING! The switch out from 2am to 11am was awful!  He never came to check on me.  He wasn't nice when I finally called him into the room....typical Davis Hospital (and just when I had hope that they were getting better).  I really had to use the bathroom around 6am and I hadn't been told if I could use my leg yet or not.  When I asked the nurse, he didn't even ask...he just said sure you can.  So, I slowly got up, put some weight on my leg and got myself to the bathroom.  All of the sudden, my leg started throbbing, my chest started aching, I started sweating, and my hearing was impaired. I pulled the string for the nurse to come help, but soon realized he was not near by.  I got to the bed as fast as I could, cleared the mobile table, grabbed my throw-up bucket and started heaving.  I leaned back so that I wouldn't pass out.  10 minutes later the nurse comes in the room and asks if I am feeling alright.  I told him I was nausious, and felt like I was going to pass out.  I also told him that I had a splitting headache and would like some Asprin.  He hooked me back up to the monitors and left...didn't respond at all to how I was feeling or pay attention to to sweat dripping down my face.  So, I lay there helpless for over an hour.

    Dr. Reddy came in around 10am the next morning.  He saw that I wasn't feeling well.  He checked the site of surgery, and then asked why I hadn't been given any medication.  The nurse kind of mouth offed to him and thankfully Dr. Reddy did not take that well.  I ended up getting Asprin for a splitting headache and was was soon discharged from the hospital.

    I didn't quite feel ready to leave, but I knew the nurses on call weren't going to help me feel any better.  I actually had one nurse tell me that I needed to get up and go.  When I said I was still attached to the cords and monitors, she walked out of the room.  After 15 minutes, I took off the blood pressure cuff and oxometer, so the alarms started going off.  The nurse came back in and took the electro-cords off of me and then told me that I had to take all 10 sticky sensors off myself.  I couldn't reach half of them because they were down my back (I went home with at least 3 still attached to me).  I asked for post op instructions after getting dressed...that was quite the experience.  The nurse literally read the paper to me as fast as he could.  When I stopped him to ask a question, he wouldn't make eye contact.  Instead he read on.  After signing my discharge papers, the nurse told Jarom that I was free to go.  The nurse was expecting me to get up and walk out the front doors all the way to the car.  He already knew that I hadn't been feeling well, and he didn't offer a wheelchair.  JERK MUCH!?!?!  It was a completely different nurse that came in with a wheelchair and I am so thankful she did.

    I don't know if it is just this hospital or if 50% of the hospital staff are really that incompetent.  Once my youngest child starts school, I think I will go through the nursing program so that patients who really need care are getting what they deserve and what they pay for.  No one deserves to be neglected.  No one needs to have concerns unanswered.

    I truly hope I never have to go through this surgery again.  It was a million times worse than child labor.  I honestly don't know if my body could have handled much more pain...and most people say I have a high pain tolerance (I am starting to doubt that).   Through this experience, I have made up my mind on two things: I want to go into nursing for the right reasons -to help people, AND I don't want another hospital trip for at least 2 more years (no more babies for a while).  I dread the thought of Davis Hospital and I feel sorry for the GREAT doctors that have to practice through it.

    I'm glad I am still alive.  Recovery has been alright.  I'm sore and exhausted.  My kids are giving me a run for my money.  I am just thankful I have my husband home in the mornings to help with everything.  Jarom has been truly amazing!  I love him now more than ever and I know that love will just continue to grow.

    Novel writer...I know...
              SHAPE Advisor, Dr. Valentin Fuster, Named Editor of The Journal Of The American College Of Cardiology        

    SHAPE applauds the American College of Cardiology's decision to appoint Dr. Fuster to be the next editor-in-chief of the JACC, its acclaimed peer-reviewed publication.

    (PRWeb August 21, 2013)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/8/prweb11039113.htm


              At SHAPE's Urging, Texas Legislature Designates September 1st as 'Texas Blood Pressure Day'        

    The resolution (HR 1359) is intended to rally broad support from all segments of the Texas community to raise awareness of the significant role that elevated blood pressure (hypertension) plays in cardiovascular disease including sudden death from heart attacks and stroke.

    (PRWeb July 29, 2013)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10967092.htm


              Father's Day Gift Idea: SHAPE Recommends Giving Dad the Gift of Life Wrapped Up in a Heart-Shape Tie        

    Father's Day, on Sunday, June 16, is an excellent opportunity to help dad avoid a devastating heart attack or stroke. SHAPE recommends arranging for a simple, inexpensive cardiovascular scan by calling your doctor or a SHAPE Certified Physician in your area at: http://www.shapesociety.org/locator/store_locator.php.

    (PRWeb June 14, 2013)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10820143.htm


              SHAPE to Conduct Task Force Conference on the Latest Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Science        

    The Society for Heart Attack Prevention & Eradication (SHAPE) announces its upcoming meeting on Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in the Asymptomatic Population to be held on Friday, May 10, 2013.

    (PRWeb April 30, 2013)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10683794.htm


              American Heart Month Stories Leave SHAPE Task Force Both Encouraged and Concerned         

    SHAPE today urged journalists working on American Heart Month stories to update their advice for how apparently healthy individuals can discover hidden heart attack risk. SHAPE encourages physicians to implement screening for subclinical (asymptomatic) atherosclerosis (cholesterol plaque build-up) in men age 45 and older, and women age 55 and older who are at risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. SHAPE recommends two scientifically proven non-invasive atherosclerosis tests: coronary artery calcification scoring (CACS) by a computed tomography (CT) scan and carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT) scanning by ultrasound. These tests have improved our ability to assess near-term heart attack risk in otherwise seemingly healthy individuals so that timely preventive strategies can be implemented.

    (PRWeb February 08, 2011)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/02/prweb5047464.htm


              SHAPE Task Force II Convenes to Review and Update SHAPE Guideline for Heart Attack Prevention         

    Hundreds of thousands of apparently healthy American men and women lack potentially life-saving treatment because of hidden risk. The Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE) today announced the formation of SHAPE Task Force II to refine and update the First SHAPE Guideline. SHAPE Task Force II is an international group of leading cardiologists and cardiovascular researchers who share the belief that healthcare providers can do more, using non-invasive imaging tests, to assess and reduce an asymptomatic individual’s heart attack risk. SHAPE Task Force II will consider what has been learned through research and medical practice during the past four years since the publication of the First SHAPE Guideline and is expected to integrate these advances into an updated Second SHAPE Guideline.

    (PRWeb August 09, 2010)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/08/prweb4364254.htm


              Panasonic Sponsors SHAPE Symposium on Cardiovascular Imaging of Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis - Coronary Calcium and Carotid IMT        

    The SHAPE Prevention Summit 2009 Focuses on Screening of the Asymptomatic Population: From Guidelines to Legislation to Practice

    (PRWeb October 18, 2009)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/10/prweb3065954.htm


              Preventive Cardiology Experts: Governor Perry Can Save Thousands of Lives, Reduce Healthcare Costs        

    The State of Texas is the first in the United States to mandate healthcare providers to reimburse certain heart attack and stroke preventive screening tests for early detection of hidden heart disease through a healthcare bill. The bill, which passed out of the Texas Legislature with 26 to 5 votes, is on its way to the Office of Texas Governor Rick Perry.

    (PRWeb May 28, 2009)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/05/prweb2469764.htm


              New Evidence Supporting the SHAPE Screening and Polypill Awareness Campaigns (ACC 2009 Highlights)        

    New Evidence Supporting the SHAPE Screening and Polypill Awareness Campaigns from the Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology

    (PRWeb April 07, 2009)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/04/prweb2301224.htm


              Heart Attack Is Not an Earthquake! It Can Be Predicted, therefore Prevented         

    Representatives of the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication join with millions across the USA who are mourning the untimely death of NBC News' Tim Russert, host of Meet the Press, from a sudden heart attack last Friday. SHAPE agrees that Mr. Russert's death shows heart attacks are not easy to predict by the old fashioned and still prevailing approach that relies on the poor predictive power of risk factors and stress testing. They strongly believe that more accurate risk assessment using novel technologies followed by aggressive preemptive treatments of the right people and proper monitoring can result in a timely prevention and ultimately eradication of heart attacks. This goal is achievable in our lifetime and the SHAPE representatives urged national cardiovascular healthcare and research policy makers to commit necessary funding to accomplish this mission.

    (PRWeb June 19, 2008)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/06/prweb1032414.htm


              Last Minute Gift Idea for Dad: In Memory of NBC's Tim Russert, SHAPE Encourages Families to Give Dads a Heart Attack Prevention Test for Father's Day        

    Leading cardiologists from SHAPE (Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication) once again called upon the nation to not trust treadmill stress tests and traditional risk assessment.

    (PRWeb June 15, 2008)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/06/prweb1026054.htm


              SHAPE Applauds Dallas Heart Study Researchers for Independent Confirmation that Screening According to SHAPE Guidelines Detects High Risk Patients Missed by Existing Practices        

    Heart attacks and strokes account for more death and disability than all cancers combined. While multiple screening tests are approved for early detection of subclinical cancers, no tests are officially approved for detection of subclinical atherosclerosis, which underlies both heart attack and stroke. This void leaves many individuals - even those with severe atherosclerosis -unaware of their risk because they have no symptoms. In this context, leading cardiologists from the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication applaud the efforts of Dallas Heart Study researchers who discovered existing national heart attack prevention guidelines missed 27% of patients with plaque buildups in their heart providing important evidence that inexpensive imaging tests can identify patients at risk and lead to strategies that will prevent heart attacks. Independent of SHAPE, researchers with the Dallas Heart Study have confirmed that the most effective way to identify at-risk individuals is not to measure risk factors but to detect the underlying disease itself, atherosclerosis, as suggested by the SHAPE Guidelines.

    (PRWeb June 08, 2008)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/06/prweb1005434.htm


              SHAPE Honors Director of the Framingham Heart Study and University of Virginia Professor for Achievements in Heart Attack Prevention        

    Dr. Valentin Fuster, presents Dr. Daniel Levy of Framingham Heart Study and Dr. Kamwe Akosah of University of Virginia the SHAPE Lifetime Achievement Award during the event; "Approaches to SHAPE the future of Primary Prevention: The New Framingham Risk Score and Beyond," held on March 29, 2008 at the Westin Hotel on Michigan Ave. in Chicago. The program will cover the evolution of Framingham Risk Scoring and proposed multimodality approaches for cardiovascular risk assessment, it will be moderated by Drs. Roger Blumenthal, Morteza Naghavi and P.K. Shah.

    (PRWeb March 27, 2008)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/03/prweb806854.htm


              heart rate monitor bluetooth colorado        
    Exercise is one of the most efficient techniques for you to remain healthy. But even exercise can be bad, if you do it harder and not smarter. Exercising cleverly and maximizing the safety and efficacy of the exercise program is the only way to reach your exercise objectives. And this is often very well done, if you use strapless pulse rate monitors.

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    The strapless heart rate monitors work very like an electrocardiogram ( more famous as ECG ) and are excellent for determining the heartbeat rate at a specific point in time. If you exercise at a steady power level, these are the best to use. It is actually because you won't have to continuously check your pulse rate to ensure that you are still in the safe heartbeat rate limits.

    though many folks still prefer having digital and heartbeat rate monitor watches, strapless heart beat rate monitors are now becoming more popular thanks to the various benefits they offer. Not only that ? With a strapless heart beat rate monitor, you won't lose potential helpful training info such as average pulse rate in a physical activity, compared to employing a heart rate monitor that continuously monitors your pulse.

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              Â¡Â¡Â¡ 2ª PARTE: NUNCA TE DETENGAS !!!        
    ¡¡¡  VAMOS A SEGUIRRRRRRRR !!!!

    Bien: quedamos en que a cada momento tenía reuniones de médicos, ya fuera en mi casa, alrededor de mi cama. observando.. o las pruebas en las clínicas u hospitales pertinentes. Y cuando tenía que salir de casa, con ese cansancio tan espantoso..que ni un brazo podía mover, Ay entonces. si que me entraban unos enfados de antología.Porqué mi pregunta era ¿ por qué a esa hora ? ¿ y que se hace el resto del dia?..
    ¿ Es que todos van a estas horas.. y luego el resto del día a bailar flaamenco?-jajaja eso era lo que se me ocurría.. que por supuesto era una tontada.. pero me jorobaba mucho ese esfuerzo titánico que tenia que hacer para ( yo entonces lo sabía de antemano) que no supieran nada de lo que realmente estaba pasando.


    El que recuerdo con más precisión, fue en la clínica Corachán de Barcelona..  allí me iban a mirar todo lo de la cabeza. Y ya en la sala de espera, me empecé a poner de los nervios, pues había gente que estaba muy mal y recuerdo que se quejaban mucho.. y eso hizo que agarrara un rebote de padre y muy señor mio.. pues mi reacción era marcharme de aquel sitio que yo consideraba tan feo y terrible escuchando esos quejios... que parecian salidos de ultratumba.Suerte que por un lado tenia a mi madre y por el otro ( creo recordar que a una tia mia ) si no hubiese sido de este modo.. con toda seguridad, estuviese como estuviese me hubiera escapado PERO SEGURO.
    Al rato dijeron mi nombre Y CLARO ahi ya dije,,¡¡¡ te han pillado !!! Bueno vamos a ver... y empezaron las pruebas.. una tras otra. en las cuales no recuerdo haber dicho ni MÚ... pero cuando llegó la hora de hacerme un simpe ( bueno, no se si tan simple ) ENCEFALOGRAMA ( pues todo lo demás había fallado) madre mia.. me untaron toda la cabeza.. y yo ¡¡¡ MI PELOOOOOOOOOO !!! todo y que no estaba para esto.. pero yo pensé.. ayyyyyyyyy de esta sales calva. O cuando menos tan sucia que ¿ como vas a llegar y te vas a poder lavar ese pelo con este agotamiento?...jajajaja
    Y cual es mi sorpresa... cuando empezaron a hacerme sacar la lengua hacia un lado, hacia el otro.. asi sin parar y ràpidisimo... al rato.. mover los ojos igual... de un lado a otro y bien rapidos.. al rato.. fueron bajando... el cuello... las manos.. ( que moviese los dedos.. haciendo esto, lo de más allá) y yo por aquel entonces, ya era licenciada en piano....y en psicomotricidad y ahí fue cuando ya EXPLOTÉ... ayyyyyyyyyyyy mammaaaaaaaa me arranque los cables de la cabeza.. todos los demás.. y les dije que moviesen lo que quisieran ellos, porque yo me iba a mi casa....
    DEBO DECÍR QUE MI MADRE Y YO QUE FORMABAMOS UN SOLO CUERPO ANTE EL SUFRIMIENTO..fue la única que comprendió esta reacción.... y dijo.. vamos a dejarla en paz.. que por hoy ya hay bastante...Luego no se que les dijo más.. supongo que se disculparia en mi nombre y en el suyo. pero desde luego yo ya estaba en el parking.


    Y así fueron pasando los dias, las semanas, los meses,,,, y la verdad.. es que lo único que me preocupaba,, es que teniamos que grabar con el grupo Nins.. tal cantidad de villancicos..( pues se acercaba Navidad ) que eso me distraía de pensar en todo lo demás.. aunque debo decir. que estaba siempre, rodeada de amigos, de niños que me venían a ver... y claro si me encontraba muy mal.. pues había que poner : AL MAL TIEMPO BUENA CARA.

    Lo que se hacía más evidente cada día era mi deterioro físico.. me quedé súper flaquita, sin color.. DESDE LUEGO SIN ESAS ALAS QUE TODO EL MUNDO CUENTA ( las famosas alas de mariposa ) .con lo cual es evidente que no todo el mundo pasa por esa fase.
    Y lo que en mi caso se ha conseguido.. es que vea una mariposa.. y mire hacia otro lado.. porque NO LAS PUEDO RESISTIR, y mira que son bonitas...
    En mis canciones si puedo encajarlas.. porque estamos hablando de otro mundo.... y realmente reconozco que son bonitas. pero quisiera conocer a la persona que relacionó esas manchas asquerosas.. con unas alitas de mariposa... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh que poca imaginación.

    Y de repente... empezó a surgir a mi alrededor.. un NOMBRE..( desconocido hasta ese momento para mi y para mi mami )... pero de repente volvía otra persona..y volvía a nombrarlo.. y en algún momento ya empezamos a concienciarnos.. que no debía de ser una persona que pasara desapercibida.. pues todo el mundo.. nos decia la eminencia que era.. y que tenía que pedir hora e ir a verle.

    Y así fué como un dia, mamá, se fue al Hospital clínico ( el Prof.. Rozman en ese tiempo era el director del Hospital Clinico ).... y le contó, lo que me ocurría y que estaba desesperada.... pues acababa de quedarse viuda... y todos le decian que se quedaba sin la única hija que tenia.. etc... ( ya me la imgino pobrecita mia )... Con lo cual el DR.. le dijo... no te preocupes.. traela al hospital que le vamos a hacer todo lo que esté en nuestra mano, para descubrir.. que es esto que tiene tu hija, Pero se encontró con una mamá.. que empezó a llorar.. y le dijo... Dr.. tengo un problemón..grave.. si yo le digo a mi hija.. que tiene que venir al Hospital.. se perfectamente lo que me contestará.. y el dr.. extrañado.. le dijo..¿ y qué te dirá tu hija ?-- a lo que ella contestó.. mire doctor.. con toda la seguridad de este mundo.. puedo decirle que me dirá que Ni hablar. que prefiere morirse en casa... y rompió a llorar desconsoladamente... con lo cual el Dr Rozman le dió un abrazo y le dijo.. bien.. en este caso y viéndote asi.. tráemela a mi consulta particular... 

    Y ya le dió inmediatamente hora y día... 

    Al rato mami llegó a casa.. y a mi solo me dijo ( lo demás lo supe luego ).... Marta.. ya tienes hora para la consulta de este sr.... y recalcaba... es en su consulta Marta... es una casa.. no es ningún hospital...
    Yo por el momento segui leyendo el libro que tenia en las manos y le dije,,¡¡¡ AHHH ESTUPENDO MAMÁ.. MUCHAS GRACIAS !!!


    Pero cuando logré abstraerme de mi lectura.. y de todo lo demás y aterricé en el mundo .. empecé a pensar.. y dije.. HAY QUE SALIR DE ESTO.. NO TENGO QUE DETENERME.. TENGO QUE SER FUERTE... ¡¡¡ TENGO QUE GRABAR LOS DISCOS DE NAVIDAD.. UEEEEEEEEEEEEEE..!!!
    ¡¡¡ Y ME ENTRÓ UNA ILUSIÓN LOCA.. PORQUE NO SABRIA DECIR PORQUÉ.. YO SABIA DE ANTEMANO QUE ESTE SR. AL QUE NO CONOCIA DE NADA.. IBA A DECIRME LO QUE TENIA,.. 

                                                                                               

    SI NO LOGRAIS VER EL VIDEO AQUI, CLICAD.. ABAJO A LA IZQUIERDA DONDE DICE YOUTUBE Y LO VEREIS DESDE ALLÍ.

    (Y así fue como empecé a prepararme para el gran día.. del encuentro.. pues tenia por dentro.. toda la seguridad de este mundo de que el Prof.. Rozman.. iba a decirme lo que yo tenia... no me preguntéis el porque, pero LO SABIA.....

    Y ¡¡¡ CONTINUARÁ !!!


    Lo que  os voy a dejar antes de continuar con MI LUPUS.. es un escrito que me acaba de recomendar una buenísima amiga, que sabe un montonazo de esto.. ( también está afectada `por esta porqueria ).... y es un cerebrito... con lo cual... os paso el escrito... que me ha recomendado..
    así teneis más información.. pues cada dia voy a poneros un poquito.¿ ok?


    Síntomas
    1-
    Manifestaciones generales:
    Astenia (cansancio) , adinamia( desgano) , pérdida de peso y fiebre, se relacionan con actividad de la enfermedad.

    2-
    Manifestaciones musculoesqueléticas:
    El compromiso articular es la manifestación más frecuente del LES. Aproximadamente el 90% de los pacientes presentan artralgias y/o artritis en algún momento de la evolución de su enfermedad. Se observa con mayor frecuencia una poliartritis(afección de más de 5 articulaciones) simétrica (Ej.: las dos muñecas, las dos rodillas) que afecta pequeñas y grandes articulaciones: interfalángicas proximales, metacarpofalángicas, muñecas, codos, hombros, metatarsofalángicas, tobillos, rodillas y caderas. No es erosiva y presenta una muy baja frecuencia de deformidades articulares (desviación cubital, dedos en cuello de cisne). Esta peculiar combinación de deformidad articular sin erosión ósea asociada ha recibido la denominación de artropatía de Jaccoud.
    El compromiso muscular no es infrecuente en el paciente lúpico: puede presentar mialgias( dolor muscular) en relación con el cuadro articular o miositis (inflamación muscular) tipo polimiositis.
    3-
    Manifestaciones Dermatólogicas
    Se hallan presentes en el 85% de los casos. Son numerosas y variadas, clasificándose en específicas e inespecíficas.
    Inespecíficas: fotosensibilidad, lesiones vasculíticas como eritema palmar, livedo reticularis, púrpura palpable, úlceras cutáneas, paniculitis, vasculitis urticariana, fenómeno de Raynaud, alopecía, úlceras mucosas.
    Específicas: rash malar, lupus discoide, lupus cutáneo subagudo (papulo escamoso y anular-policíclico).
    El 50 % de los pacientes desarrollan una lesión eritemato papulosa y escamosa, fotosensible, localizada en mejillas y puente de la nariz que se denomina eritema en alas de mariposa.
    Fotosensibilidad es la presencia de un Rash máculopapular inespecífico ante la exposición solar, localizado preferentemente en cara y tórax.
    Lupus discoideo crónico: comienza como placas o pápulas eritematosas que se expanden centrífugamente dejando áreas centrales de hiperqueratosis y atrofia.
    Aproximadamente el 5% de los pacientes con lupus discoideo pueden desarrollar posteriormente LES.

    Lupus cutáneo subagudo se caracteriza por la presencia de lesiones muy fotosensibles, sin descamación ni atrofia. Son pápulas o placas eritematosas generalmente anulares, que se unen entre sí formando lesiones policíclicas.
    Lesiones vasculíticas: eritema palmar o periungueal, púrpura palpable, lívedo reticuliaris, úlceras cutáneas. Estas últimas se localizan comúnmente en miembros inferiores.
    Úlceras mucosas: constituyen uno de los criterios diagnósticos. Afectan con mayor frecuencia el paladar duro y blando, son asintomáticas y por lo general aparecen cuando la enfermedad está activa. Las úlceras de tabique nasal pueden ser asintomáticas, o dar perforación y epistaxis.
    Alopecía: presente en el 70% de los casos. Habitualmente es difusa su aparición. Suele coincidir con la exacerbación de la enfermedad.
    4-
    Manifestaciones cardiovasculares:
    La pericarditis es la más frecuente puede ser seca o con derrame. En muchos casos es asintomática, la miocarditis es rara, y puede acompañar a la pericarditis.
    Con respecto al compromiso valvular los pacientes con LES, pueden manifestar la característica endocarditis de Libman Sacks (endocarditis verrugosa no bacteriana). También insuficiencia y/o estenosis valvulares.
    Estas valvulopatías pueden evolucionar hacia lesiones hemodinámicamente significativas que requieran reemplazo valvular.
    El desarrollo del compromiso valvular cardíaco en LES es desconocida ,se reconocen sin embargo algunos factores que contribuyen, tales como la degeneración fibrinoide de las valvas, vasculitis, lesiones de cuerdas tendinosas, fibrosis de los anillos valvulares.
    El infarto de miocardio y la ateroesclerosis son nueve veces más frecuentes en pacientes con LES que en la población general.

    El aumento de la incidencia de infarto de miocardio puede deberse a aterosclerosis acelerada, arteritis coronaria, vasculopatía por anticuerpos antifosfolípidos o trombosis coronaria.
    Compromiso pulmonar primario en pacientes con LES
    Compromiso de vía aérea superior: Epiglotitis, estenosis subglótica, parálisis de cuerdas vocales, artritis cricoaritenoidea y vasculitis necrotizante.
    Enfermedad parenquimatosa: neumonitis lúpica aguda, síndrome de hemorragia alveolar enfermedad pulmonar intersticial, neumonía intersticial linfocítica, bronquiolitis obliterante.
    Enfermedad pleural, pleuritis con o sin derrame.
    Enfermedad vascular: hipertensión pulmonar, embolia pulmonar, hipoxemia reversible aguda.
    A pesar de que el compromiso pulmonar primario es muy frecuente en LES, el compromiso pulmonar secundario de etiología infecciosa es la causa más frecuente de mortalidad en estos pacientes.
    La pleuritis ocurre en el 50% de los pacientes. Con o sin derrame, por lo general bilateral y de pequeña magnitud. Tiene una rápida reabsorción con el tratamiento corticoideo.
    Los síndromes menos frecuentes, la neumonitis lúpica y la hemorragia pulmonar deben considerarse precozmente en los pacientes lúpicos, ya que son entidades de elevada mortalidad y la intervención terapéutica precoz puede mejorar el pronóstico y elevar la sobrevida.
    La neumonitis lúpica se caracteriza por la presencia de disnea, fiebre, tos (raramente acompañada de hemoptisis) y dolor pleurítico, de instalación aguda.
    La radiografía de tórax muestra infiltrados bilaterales, preferentemente basales, que pueden acompañarse de derrame pleural , elevación diafragmática o atelectasias.
    La presentación clínica de la neumonitis lúpica aguda semeja la neumonía bacteriana o un edema pulmonar. Si los cultivos de esputo y los hemocultivos son negativos, se debe efectuar broncoscopía con biopsia transbronquial y lavado bronquioalveolar para descartar infección, Los hallazgos histológicos son variables e inespecíficos.
    El diagnóstico se realiza por exclusión luego de haber descartado las infecciones, ya que no hay hallazgos característicos.

    La hemorragia pulmonar es una manifestación rara de LES que ocurre aprox. en el 2% de los casos.
    Clínicamente se caracteriza por disnea con hipoxemia, hemóptisis, infiltrados intersticiales difusos en la radiografía de tórax y descenso brusco del hematocrito en 24 a 48 horas. Los procedimientos diagnósticos que pueden ser de utilidad en estos casos incluyen: broncoscopía con lavado bronquioalveolar que puede mostrar macrófagos cargados de hemosiderina, test de función pulmonar y biopsia a cielo abierto.
    5-
    Manifestaciones neurológicas:
    Disfunción cerebral difusa:
    Síndrome orgánico cerebral.
    Psicosis.
    Desórdenes afectivos.

    Disfunción cerebral focal:
    Convulsiones.
    Accidentes cerebrovasculares.
    Neuritis óptica.
    Mielitis transversa.

    Neuropatía periférica:
    Mononeuritis múltiple.
    Guillan Barre.

    Movimientos involuntarios:
    Coreo atetósicos.
    Ataxia cerebelosa.
    Enfermedad de Parkinson.

    Misceláneas (otras):
    Meningitis aséptica.
    Trombosis venosa intracraneal.
    Seudotumor cerebral.

    Típicamente se presentan en el curso evolutivo de la enfermedad, frecuentemente el compromiso neurológico es la forma de inicio de la enfermedad.
    Los microinfartos corticales múltiples asociados a la injuria microvascular son las anomalías histopatológicas predominantes del lupus neuropsiquiátrico, siendo más rara la vasculitis.
    Algunos factores involucrados en la patogenia del compromiso lúpico en el sistema nervioso incluyen la oclusión vascular por vasculopatía, generalmente asociados a la presencia de anticuerpos antifosfolípidos, vasculitis, menos frecuentemente y la injuria mediada por anticuerpos antineuronas.
    El síndrome orgánico cerebral se presenta en el 20 % de los pacientes y puede ocurrir en ausencia de otras manifestaciones de lupus neuropsiquiátrico.
    Se manifiesta por apatía, trastornos de la memoria, desorientación, alteraciones del juicio y del intelecto. En los casos severos puede ocurrir deterioro progresivo que conduce a la demencia.
    Manifestaciones renales:
    Entre el 50% y el 80% de los pacientes con LES desarrollan algún grado de lesión renal durante el curso de la enfermedad. El paciente puede estar asintomático o bien presentar edemas, hipertensión arterial y alteraciones del sedimento urinario (leucocituria, cilindruria, hematuria, proteinuria).
    Basándose en los hallazgos histopatológicos, la Organización mundial de la Salud (OMS), clasificó a la nefropatía lúpica en 6 clases.

    NEFROPATIA LUPICA (OMS)
    Clase 1 normal
    Clase 1I Glomerulonefritis mesangial.
    Clase111 Glomerulonefritis proliferativa focal
    ClaseIV Glomerulonefritis proliferativa difusa.
    Clase V Glomerulonefritis membranosa
    Clase V Glomerulonefritis esclerosante crónica.

    De ellas, la glomerulonefritis proliferativa difusa es la de peor pronóstico funcional. Más del 70% de los glomérulos se hallan comprometidos. Existe hematuria, proteinuria, síndrome nefrótico e hipertensión arterial. La evolución hacia la insuficiencia renal es frecuente.
    La glomerulonefritis mesangial, suele ser asintomática o dar proteinuria leve. Tiene buen pronóstico aunque puede evolucionar hacia formas más severas.
    En la glomerulonefritis proliferativa focal menos de la mitad de los glomérulos están afectados y en ellos la lesión es segmentaria. Puede observarse una proteinuria leve hasta un síndrome nefrótico.
    La hipertensión arterial es inusual. Este tipo histológico puede evolucionar hacia una forma difusa.
    En la glomerulonefritis membranosa la proteinuria es el elemento predominante y suele ser intensa. La evolución hacia la insuficiencia renal es rara, al menos en los primeros años.
    La nefritis esclerosante crónica no difiere de la insuficiencia renal crónica de cualquier otra causa.

    LABORATORIO

    Inespecífico
    En la mayor parte de los casos existe anemia que es tipo crónica normocítica, normocrómica y que tiende a evolucionar paralelamente con la actividad de la enfermedad. En ocasiones puede ser microcítica e hipocrómica secundaria a una hemorragia digestiva crónica en relación con el uso de drogas antiinflamatorias no esteroideas o corticoesteroides.
    La anemia hemolítica autoinmune es una manifestación importante del LES y hasta puede constituir el único signo de la enfermedad. Puede preceder en años a la aparición del cuadro clínico de LES.
    Otras manifestaciones hematológicas leucopenia, infopenia y trombocitopenia.
    La presencia de leucocitosis puede ser debida al tratamiento corticoideo o a un proceso infeccioso agregado.
    La eritrosedimentación suele, estar acelerada en los períodos de actividad y ocasionalmente persiste elevada aun en ausencia de evidencias clínicas o serológicas de brote lúpico.
    En la mayoría de los pacientes se halla una hipergamaglobulinemia de tipo policlonal.
    El factor reumatoideo está presente en el 15% de los casos.
    La hipocomplementemia es habitual, fundamentalmente CH50 y C4.
    Test serológicos falsos positivos para sífilis pueden observarse en el 25%, de
    los casos.
    En los pacientes portadores de nefropatía suelen hallarse alteraciones del sedimento urinario y de las cifras de urea, creatinina, clearence de creatinina y proteinuria de 24 horas dependiendo del grado de compromiso de la función renal.

    Laboratorio inmunológico
    Anticuerpos antinucleares: el LES se caracteriza por la presencia de numerosos anticuerpos contra constituyentes celulares. Los de mayor significado clínico son los que se dirigen contra antígenos nucleares(ANA) que se evalúan con técnicas de inmunofluorescencia.
    El 95% de los pacientes con LES tienen pruebas positivas. Más de la mitad con títulos mayores de 1/500. Las imágenes más frecuentes son la homogénea, periférica y menos frecuentemente moteada.
    Anticuerpos anti-DNA reaccionan con DNA nativo. Son de muy alta especificidad para el diagnóstico de LES. Se encuentran en el 50% de los pacientes activos no tratados. Su presencia y título fluctúan en relación con los períodos de actividad y remisión de la enfermedad.
    Los anticuerpos que reaccionan con el DNA desnaturalizado en forma exclusiva, se encuentran en el 90-95% de los pacientes si se los investiga con técnicas sensibles (ELISA, RIA). No tienen la especificidad clínica de los anti-DNA nativo, ya que también se encuentran en otras patologías (síndrome de Sjögren, artritis reumatoidea, polimiositis, síndromes inducidos por drogas, hepatitis crónica ).
    Anticuerpos antirribonucleoproteínas: Son anticuerpos contra antígenos nucleares extraíbles en medio isotónico (ENA: extractable nuclear antígeno): Sm, RNP, SSA/Ro y SSA/La principalmente.
    Anti Sm: Característico del LES, excepcionalmente se encuentra en otras enfermedades del tejido conectivo, por lo que tiene un alto valor diagnóstico. Su frecuencia en esta afección es de alrededor del 20-30%.
    Anti RNP: Tiene una prevalencia del 40% Se asocian en un 100% de los casos a enfermedad mixta del tejido conectivo.
    Anti SSA-Ro Anti SSB-LA: la frecuencia en el LES es del 40%, y 15% respectivamente se asocian a cuadros clínicos particulares LES ANA negativo, lupus cutáneo subagudo, LES neonatal, bloqueo cóngenito AV completo y síndrome de Sjögren.
    Anticuerpos Antifosfolípidos: Son dos autoanticuerpos el Anticoagulante lúpico y Anticardiolipina. Este último puede ser del tipo IgG o IgM.
    Se encuentran con más frecuencia en el LES (15-20% el anticoagulante lúpico y 25-30% las anticardiolipinas). Es posible detectarlos en otras patologías. Artritis reumatoidea, artritis reumatoidea juvenil, lupus-like, SIDA y en gerontes sanos.
    La presencia de estos anticuerpos se asocia a manifestaciones clínicas definidas que constituyen el Síndrome Antifosfolípido (SAF) que se ve asociado al LES frecuentemente pero también puede ser primario.



              El ruido, la nueva amenaza contaminante        
    La denominada "contaminación acústica" perturba las distintas actividades sociales, interfiriendo la comunicación hablada, perturbando el sueño, el descanso y la relajación; impidiendo la concentración y el aprendizaje y, lo que es más grave, creando estados de cansancio y tensión que pueden terminar en enfermedades de tipo nervioso y cardiovascular.
    La intensidad de un sonido se mide en decibeles (dB). La escala corre entre el mínimo sonido que el oído humano pueda detectar (0 dB), y el sonido más fuerte (más de 180 dB), el ruido de un cohete durante el lanzamiento. La Organización Mundial de la Salud considera los 50 dB como el límite superior deseable..



              Really, Honey -- A Bowl of Cereal Sounds Faaaaabulous.        
    As soon as I got home from work this afternoon, I stuck a chicken in the oven.

    It's not just dinner. It's a protective measure.

    My new job means the Bird boys have been back in the kitchen. That's not nearly as good as it sounds.

    Yes, it's extremely sweet, especially in light of the other sorts of places they could be and things they could be doing. But it's also one or more of these other things.

    No. 1: IT'S MESSY.

    Kids do not clean up as they go along. They use many utensils, at least one electric mixer, and all the bowls. Sometimes the floor gets involved. When they finish washing dishes, the dishes are still dirty.

    No. 2: IT'S NOT WELL BALANCED.

    Take, for example, the night Bob and I slipped out to a meeting. In less than two hours, Billy made floating island and Quiche Lorraine and Ben made brownies. I had trouble sleeping that night because I was terrified Bob would die of cardiac arrest.

    No. 3: IT'S FATTENING AND/OR UNHEALTHY.

    Chefs who do not eat fruit and/or vegetables tend to rely on meat, bacon, butter, cheese, white pasta, cream, chocolate, confectioners' sugar, and/or cake mix. (See No. 2.) These are not foods Weight Watchers or cardiologists endorse.

    No. 4: IT IS QUITE POSSIBLY NOT EXACTLY WHAT YOU WERE CRAVING.

    I've got four words for you: Soy Braised Gluten Puffs.

    This is a Chinese dish that Billy, who never met an Asian food he didn't like, made once for Sunday night supper. It looks like a bunch of donut holes floating in barbeque sauce. It is scary.

    But here's the catch. If I didn't try it, what could I say the next time Ben (not Billy -- he'll try anything) didn't want to try something? So I told Billy I would give it a whirl. I took one bite, put down my fork, and told him that, though I loved him very much, I would not be taking another one.

    One night last week he made pork and cabbage in miso sauce with what appeared to be fried rice. It turned out that the little yellow bits in the rice were dried bonito, which is also called "goldfish food."

    Whatever happened to scrambled eggs?

    No. 5: IT'S EXPENSIVE.

    Particularly when Chef Billy is at the stove, cost apparently is no object. The night he made the Quiche Lorraine, he bought the ham, the cheese, the cream, and the French butter(!) at Whole Foods. Last week, Ben made breakfast for our 20th wedding anniversary, and Billy did the shopping. He came home with organic strawberries and blueberries (apparently picked by philosophy Ph.Ds who charged by the berry), organic English muffins, organic jam, and more French butter. And here I'm concerned about the cost of rice going up.

    Obviously, given the choice between kids who cook for me and kids who don't because they hate me -- or because they're out plotting to blow up their school -- I'd choose the former. And I love that my kids aren't Spaghetti-o addicts who are daunted by the prospect of cooking from a French or Asian cookbook, or sexist piglets who think meals are not their job. Someday they're going to make wonderful, weight-carrying husbands who say "Honey, put your feet up -- it's my turn to cook."

    Which means somewhere out there are two lovely girls who owe me big-time.

              Cuentas pendientes        
    Tenía marcada esta semana en el calendario desde hace un año. Después de la mala experiencia en el Maratón de Madrid de 2016 correr con buenas sensaciones era casi una obligación. Como la 'bala' del maratón de este año la voy a gastar en Nueva York (Y yo sin hacer post de ello), tocaba ponerse con la media. El problema que por el camino, el tema se ha complicado un poco...

    La realidad nos pone a cada uno en nuestro sitio, tanto en las carreras como en otros ámbitos. Y lo que esperas o confías que suceda puede cambiar en cuestión de segundos por factores externos a uno mismo. Y si encima es con mentiras... pues eso. El caso, que después de una buena San Silvestre me veía capaz de ir a la Media de Rock&Roll Madrid a por todas, intentar mejorar marca personal (1:48:18 en la de 2015) e incluso pelear por estar por debajo de 1:40. ERROR.

    En cuatro meses me he encontrado por el camino con unas obligaciones que han complicado una barbaridad entrenar y descansar en las condiciones necesarias. Pocas horas de sueño, poco tiempo libre para poder correr sin presión de hora límite, un drama. A esto hay que sumarle que cuando empezaba a meter kilómetros a bajas pulsaciones para hacer 'fondo de armario' (Pensando también en el Maratón de Nueva York de noviembre) han aparecido molestias en la planta del pie con un diagnóstico por determinar. 

    Es fascitis.
    No, no he estudiado medicina pero es fascitis.
    El viernes voy al fisio... para confirmarme que es fascitis.

    Con este panorama, la tirada más larga ha sido de 14 kilómetros, Y GRACIAS. Mucha bicicleta para intentar pillar 'cardio' y a ver qué pasa. La realidad es que si consigo acabar el domingo sin molestias debería darme con un canto en los dientes. Poco descanso, entrenamiento lejos del que querría haber tenido, y posiblemente estrene zapatillas el mismo domingo (Para ver si consigo ir zanjando lo de la fascitis).

    PD: El viernes sorteo de la Champions... el Atleti entre los cuatro mejores de Europa. INCREÍBLE. Y la rentabilidad del Abono Total... igual de increíble. #NuncaDejesDeCreer

    PD2: El 'reto' de hacer un triatlon sin haber nadado antes en todo el año lo dejamos para otro día...

    PD3: #ABostonConMitre






              New Year’s Wishes ~~        

    May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastro-enterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber and the I.R.S.

    May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise.

    May New Year's Eve find you seated around the table, together with your beloved family and cherished friends. May you find the food better, the environment quieter, the cost much cheaper, and the pleasure more fulfilling than anything else you might ordinarily do that night.

    May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you delight them. May someone love you enough to forgive your faults, be blind to your blemishes, and tell the world about your virtues.

    May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish dinner, may the commercials on TV not be louder than the program you have been watching, and may your check book and your budget balance - and include generous amounts for charity.

    May you remember to say "I love you" at least once a day to your spouse, your child, your parent, your siblings; but not to your secretary, your nurse, your masseuse, your hairdresser or your tennis instructor.

    And may we live in a world at peace and with the awareness of God's love in every sunset, every flower's unfolding petals, every baby's smile, every lover's kiss, and every wonderful, astonishing, miraculous beat of our heart.

    (courtesy of Image Source Page: http://llerrah.com/newyearwishes.htm)

    I am so happy to have all of you in my life. You are a loved extended family, and in my case, my only family so that makes the love even greater.  Here’s hoping that 2011 will be a year of prosperity and abundance in all facets of our lives.

                         ~~~~~~          nydesc2011         ~~~~~~

    XOXOXO


              R. Jones: A Caregiver's Story        
    Five years ago, my 86-year-old father was falling ill. He had fallen a few times as a result of a stroke and was living alone in Newport News, Virginia. When I realized my father needed direct care as a result of his cardiovascular disease, I quit my job and brought him to Baltimore to live with me.
              Long Race Tomorrow - Ready To Run        
    I saw the cardiologist a few days ago. This visit was a follow up because I had a fainting episode during a recent long bike ride, and he was my doc at the hospital. He's also my DWs heart specialist, so I know he's good at what he does. But, he's not a sports doctor and it shows. I'm not confident he understands how, and to what degree, endurance athletes (no matter their age) train and prepare for endurance events.

    However, he said I was in good shape, had a few small issues but...
              Â¿LOS PERROS TIENEN INSUFICIÈNICA CARDIACA?        

    La Dra. Eva Expósito, responsable del servicio de Cardiología del HVC Òdena, nos explica los síntomas y tratamiento de esta enfermedad ...

    La entrada ¿LOS PERROS TIENEN INSUFICIÈNICA CARDIACA? aparece primero en Hospital Veterinari de Catalunya.


              Â¿QUÉ ES UN SOPLO?        

    El Dr. Alfonso Cruz, responsable del Servicio de Cardiología de l'Hospital Veterinari de Òdena nos explica qué es un soplo cardíaco ...

    La entrada ¿QUÉ ES UN SOPLO? aparece primero en Hospital Veterinari de Catalunya.


              Bodybuilder Frank DeFeo Interviewed by Ben Tatar of CriticalBench.com - September 2008        

    CRITICAL BENCH: Critical Bench is here with the super strong bodybuilding superstar, Frank Defeo aka "Frank The Tank!" Frank, introduce yourself to Critical Bench!

    Hi, my name is Frank DeFeo aka "Frank The Tank". I am 24 years old and have been into bodybuilding, power lifting and personal training for 11 years. I was introduced to "the gym" when I was 14 years old, which now I call "my home".

    You might look at me and think, "God he must have only been into lifting his whole life!" Actually, I was into fishing and hunting before my bodybuilding career started. And yes, I'm a damn good sportsman! Wouldn't you think so?

    The day I stepped foot in the gym I knew that this was something I wanted to not only do but something I would become. I was all about it. I started out power lifting, which took me into bodybuilding. I worked out hard every day and every night. Not long after, I had entered my first competition on July 28th 1999. And yes, I placed first! Placing 1st in the competition gave me goals and ambitions to hit the gym harder and harder until each goal was reached. I solely body build for no one else but myself.

    CRITICAL BENCH: You have had quite the bodybuilding journey so far! What has been your favorite moment? What has been the craziest moment?

    My favorite moment is a body building contest in L.A when I first got noticed.

    My craziest moment is when I saw my face on the front cover of Men's Workout.



    CRITICAL BENCH: Frank, what gym do you train at and what is it like?

    I train and personal train at world gym in South Jersey. It's a hardcore atmosphere!

    CRITICAL BENCH: Tell us about your diet and what are your favorite supplements?

    For my diet and nutrition plan you can check out my web site www.frankdefeo.com

    CRITICAL BENCH: Frank, tell us about your website!

    Well my website is my personal website. There are several things on there that contributes to the body from, diet plans, exercises, pictures and biographies about me. There's a little bit of everything on there for everyone. I also offer diet plans, exercise plans, nutrition information, lifting advice and power lifting tips. It a great site all in all. Hope you enjoy it!

    CRITICAL BENCH: Frank, give us your workout routine!

    CHEST WORKOUT
    Incline Press: 3 sets of 5 to 8 reps

    Decline Press 3 sets of 5 to 8 reps

    Incline Dumbbell

    1st set: 6 to 10 reps

    2nd set: 6 to 8 reps

    3rd set: 3 to failure

    Incline Flies 3 set of 8 to 12 reps

    20 Push-Ups

    30 minutes of Cardio

    Protein shake right after workout

    LEG WORKOUT
    Squats - warm up sets with 135lbs and 225lbs

    Then three working sets between 2 to 8 reps

    Leg Press: 3 sets of 6 to 12 reps

    Leg Curls: 3 sets of 6 to 12 reps

    Hack Squat: 3 sets of 5 to 8 reps

    Leg Extension: 4 sets of 8 to 12 reps

    BACK WORKOUT
    Dumbbell Rows: 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps

    Lat Pull downs Wide Grip: 3 sets of 6 to 10 reps

    Close Grip Lat Pull Down: 3 sets of 6 to 10 reps

    Dead Lift: 2 warm up sets of 135lbs and 225lbs

    Then 3 working sets with 315lbs for 10, 405lbs for 6 to 8 and 495lbs pounds for 2 to 5 reps

    Calves: 3 sets of 12 to 20 reps

    30 minutes of cardio

    ARMS WORKOUT
    Dumbbell Curls: 3 sets of 8 reps

    Hammer Curls: 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps

    Machine Curls: 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps

    Preacher Curls: 2 sets of heavy weight 5 to 8 reps

    ABS WORKOUT
    Sit Ups: 3 sets of 20 reps

    Leg Raise on Bench: 3 sets of 20-30 reps

    CRITICAL BENCH: Very nice routine. We see that you train very hard. What are your future goals?

    Right now I am bulking up and I might compete next year. I am going to try to put on more size on my arms and I will take it from there.

    CRITICAL BENCH: For everyone reading this, Frank is on the verge of becoming 300lbs of shredded muscle and not one of those 185lbs muscular bodybuilders that you often see out there! Very nice Frank! Frank, what do you enjoy doing away from bodybuilding?

    I enjoy fishing, hunting and a lot of outdoor activities.

    CRITICAL BENCH: What is your favorite exercise and what is your least favorite?

    My favorite exercise is sleeping and I dread abs.

    CRITICAL BENCH: What motivates you to be the best you can be?

    My huge fan base and my bitching wife.

    CRITICAL BENCH: What is your favorite thing about yourself?

    That I am an all round guy.

    CRITICAL BENCH: What is your advice for the younger bodybuilder who looks up to you?

    Life is a challenge. People shouldn't make up excuses for things they haven't done or things they want to do, but realize what they want to accomplish, get up and do it, for no one else but YOU! Don't say it, but do it. And when you do it, become it! It's the only way in life. Remember, life is only what you make it, so treat it like a game, and be CHALLENGED, so roll that dice, the next move is YOURS!

    CRITICAL BENCH: How do you want to be remembered?

    That I was a good guy, a great power lifter, bodybuilder, brother, son, husband and a Muscle God!!

    CRITICAL BENCH: In closing who would you like to thank?

    I would like to thank Critical Bench for giving me this opportunity, as well as my family, friends and most of all my fans! I am what I am because of them!

    P.S. Be sure to check out my website: www.frankdefeo.com
              Cory Everson Ms Olympia 1984 - 1989        

    Name: Cory Everson
    Born: January 4, 1959; Racine, Wisconsin

    Birth name is Corinna Inez Kneuer, took Jeff Everson's last name when they married on July 10, 1982. (they are now divorced). Raised in Wisconsin, USA. Attended the University of Wisconsin Madison, Cory started in track and field. Cory brought women's bodybuilding to national recognition, winning six consecutive Ms. Olympias. She has a television program on ESPN called 'Gotta Sweat'. Cory Is featured in five videos, named 'Aerobic ZGroove, Circuit Sculpt, Island Aerobic, Cardio Kick, and Step On It.' In January 1999, Cory was inducted into the Joe Weider's Bodybuilding Hall of Fame.
              Questions à Jean-Michel Thornary, commissaire général à l’égalité des territoires        
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    Du fait de son expertise et de sa mission de mise en œuvre des politiques publiques de lutte contre les inégalités territoriales, le CGET contribue à promouvoir la santé dans les territoires fragiles. Comment le CGET intervient-il ? Quelles politiques publiques sont déployées ? Le 9 février dernier, Jean-Michel Thornary était entendu par le Haut Conseil à la santé publique (lire notre article) sur ces sujets.

    Comment le CGET intègre-t-il la promotion de la santé dans ses missions ?

    J.-M. Thornary : L’état de santé des individus est lié à la qualité du système de santé, qui relève du ministère de la Santé. Néanmoins, les décisions prises en matière d’aménagement d’un territoire, de même que les inégalités sociales, environnementales ou géographiques, impactent aussi l’accès aux soins et tout un ensemble de « déterminants de santé Â» (exposition aux polluants, pratique d’activités physiques, nuisances sonores, stress, etc.)

    Du fait de sa connaissance des territoires et de ses missions, le CGET se mobilise sur les enjeux de santé publique et de cohésion sociale. Dans le cadre de sa mission interministérielle et de la territorialisation des politiques publiques, il est en lien étroit avec les services du ministère des Affaires sociales et de la Santé.

    Le CGET est également membre du comité national de suivi du pacte Territoire-santé, qui vise à une meilleure répartition des médecins dans l’Hexagone à travers des mesures incitatives.

    Quelles situations spécifiques avez-vous relevées dans ces territoires fragiles ?

    J.-M. T. : Concernant les infrastructures de santé, il est évident que l’éloignement est un facteur aggravant pour l’accès aux soins des populations rurales et de montagne, notamment. Ce phénomène est accentué par la désertification médicale. L’Observatoire des territoires utilise d’ailleurs un indicateur « distancier-temps Â», qui prend en compte le temps d’accès à une typologie de services de base, notamment de santé.

    À l’échelle des quartiers prioritaires de la politique de la ville (QPV), l’Observatoire national de la politique de la ville a, lui, relevé un déficit plus prégnant de médecins spécialistes et d’auxiliaires libéraux. Par ailleurs, en terme de bien-être des personnes, on constate une plus faible activité physique et sportive des habitants, en particulier des femmes, que dans le reste de la population.

    Concrètement, comment le CGET intervient-il ?

    J.-M. T. : Le CGET cofinance les maisons de santé pluri-professionnelles, composées d’au moins deux généralistes et d’un.e infirmier.ère. Celle que j’ai récemment visitée à l’Argonne – l’un des quatre quartiers prioritaires d’Orléans – rassemble une douzaine de professionnels de santé : médecins généralistes, infirmiers.ères, psychologue, kinésithérapeute et cardiologue.

    Ces maisons de santé pluri-professionnelles permettent de maintenir des médecins en zones sous-dotées ou fragiles, et donc de lutter contre la désertification médicale en milieu rural ou dans les QPV. Elles contribuent aussi à améliorer la qualité des soins et du suivi médical, grâce à une prise en charge coordonnée des patients. Le CGET va évaluer le déploiement de cette politique en vue de son amélioration continue.

    Dans les QPV, le CGET soutient les dynamiques de sensibilisation des réseaux de professionnels, ainsi que la participation des habitants à la prévention et à la prise en charge de leur santé. Dans ces domaines, la politique de la ville s’appuie, notamment, sur les Ateliers santé-ville et le monde associatif.

    L’an dernier, le CGET a cofinancé avec l’Agence régionale de santé du Grand Est une étude pour modéliser l’état de santé des habitants des QPV en Alsace. Elle fait notamment état de la dimension santé-environnement, en s’intéressant spécifiquement à la qualité de l’air des quartiers étudiés.

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    Soutenue par la mairie, les praticiens et l'État, la maison de santé du quartier de l'Argonne propose une offre de santé globale et des actions de prévention et d'éducation à la santé.
    © Mairie d'Orléans

    Sur quels leviers s’appuient les politiques publiques pour réduire les inégalités ?

    J.-M. T. : Lors du 2e comité interministériel aux ruralités, en septembre 2015, le Gouvernement a décidé d’accélérer la mise en place des maisons de santé pluri-professionnelles. Fin 2016, 840 maisons de santé étaient déployées sur le territoire ; l’objectif est d’atteindre 1 400 en service, d’ici 2018. Il a aussi décidé de former 500 médecins correspondants du Samu dans les territoires peu denses. C’est primordial pour la population quand les services d’urgences sont trop éloignés.

    Les comités interministériels à l’égalité et à la citoyenneté ont, eux, arrêté trois mesures phares pour les quartiers prioritaires : l’élaboration de diagnostics santé, le développement de maisons de santé pluri-professionnelles et la généralisation des conseils locaux en santé mentale dans le cadre des contrats de ville.

    Les contrats de ville sont d’ailleurs une opportunité pour développer une meilleure approche santé-environnement et pour renforcer les liens entre professionnels de santé et du sport, personnels éducatifs, architectes, urbanistes, aménageurs et conseils citoyens.

    Le nouveau programme de renouvellement urbain (NPNRU) prend aussi en compte cette dimension. Ainsi, Lille, par exemple, souhaite s’appuyer sur le NPNRU pour que l’un de ses QPV devienne le premier territoire national à « santé positive Â» (amélioration de la qualité de l’air intérieur du bâti, parcours de santé, agriculture urbaine, réduction des nuisances sonores…)

    Enfin, d’ici fin 2017, les schémas départementaux d’amélioration de l’accessibilité des services aux publics auront tous été définis : les problématiques de santé sont évidemment concernées au premier chef.

     

    Pour aller plus loin
     
    Bilan du plan d’équipement en maisons de santé en milieu rural 2010-2013 (juin. 2016) ici.
     
    Lire En bref n° 4 (sept. 2015) : « Installation des jeunes médecins généralistes dans les territoires Â» ici.
     
    Rapport de l’Observatoire national de la politique de la ville 2015 (cf. p. 103).
     
    Rapport Onzus 2014 (cf. p. 65).
     
    Rapport de l’Observatoire des territoires 2014.
     
    Accessibilité aux services au public : http://www.cget.gouv.fr/thematiques/services-au-public/schemas-departementaux-d-accessibilite-aux-services

     

    Du fait de son expertise et de sa mission de mise en œuvre des politiques publiques de lutte contre les inégalités territoriales, le CGET contribue à promouvoir la santé dans les territoires fragiles. Comment le CGET intervient-il ? Quelles politiques publiques sont déployées ? Le 9 février dernier, Jean-Michel Thornary était entendu par le Haut Conseil à la santé publique sur ces sujets.
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    Jeudi 23 Février 2017
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    SANTÉ DANS LES TERRITOIRES FRAGILES

              Zombies Run        
    OMG, I got this app and it is so much fun!
    It's a "game" you play while running. I say "game" because you really just listen to it, but I can say that it has definitely upped my running speed. If you feel stuck in a rut with your workout routine, check it out! You can do it to just about any cardio, outside or on the treadmill. It's expensive for an app ($7), but totally worth it!!

              Personal Trainer?        
    So, I'm thinking about getting a personal trainer at the Y.
    It's not so much for motivation, it's more to get over my wierd fear of weight training. I know that weight training is where it's at, but I get all freaked out by it. I even did cross-fit for a while, which was awesome, but I still feel uncomfortable approaching heavy weights.
    I'm also starting to train for a half-marathon in April, and I have become addicted to spinning, all of which is good, but it's pure cardio. I nee...
              Gather Ye Rosebuds...        
    ...I was going to quote this famous poem by this poet for this post. I was just thinking of it in terms of wishing I had made some different choices in my youth. Instead, I am now having to deal with and accept the fact that my body just isn't going to do what it could have years ago.

    So I looked up the poem and read it and I'm thinking, oh yes, this will be good.

    And then I read some of the commentary about what certain words meant in Victorian times and decided... nah, I'm not gonna do that. Instead, I'll stick with the metaphor my doctor used... the age old story of the tortoise and the hare.

    At 20something, if I had decided I was going to work hard to get into shape, I could have worked out hard and often and seen quick results.

    At 40something, I decided to work hard to get into shape. My body screamed NO WAY in the form of shin splints and a painful knee. I talked to the chiropractor about the shin splints and came up with a plan. I talked to the doctor about the knee and he obliterated my plan.

    No jumping jacks.
    No jumping rope.
    No lunges.
    No daily exercise.

    Now, this wouldn't be necessary if I was already accustomed to exercising. It's the fact that I am 44 and grossly out of shape combined that are making my knee hurt. There is no specific injury to it. It is just getting worn out. Nothing is going to change that.

    Instead, here is my new plan: Aleve once a day while the knee hurts. Once the knee stops hurting, I can do fitness walking for 10 minutes at a time, three times per week.

    30 minutes a week for cardio.

    If I do that for a month and my knee doesn't hurt, I can add two minutes to each session. Two minutes. Not five. Definitely not ten. I'm not strictly limited to walking. Dr. LUE says that (for me) legs are for walking, stationary bikes, elliptical trainers (maybe), and swimming.

    This new plan is depressing. I need to lose weight and exercise because I am not feeling well and a number of the issues that are contributing to that are weight/fitness related. I want to make some good progress--NOW. But Dr. LUE says that I need to look at the long term picture. I need to be the tortoise, not the hare.

    So if you see a tortoise gathering rosebuds by the side of the road... that will be me. Wish me luck!
              Littmann Cardiology 3 stethoscope is always the best        
    Introductions: Littmann Cardiology 3 stethoscope is one of the most popular as well as the best stethoscope in the world. If you are appointed in such occupations, those are connected with the hospital, clinic or any other medical sector, and then it would be quite surprising, if you didn’t hear this name of the stethoscope. […]
              Breaking Down the Barre Craze: Which Ballet-Inspired Workout is On Pointe for You?        
    Ballet dancers have flexible bodies conditioned from hours of training. Their specialized workouts create long and lean frames — think Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Their shapely legs, abs, thighs and buttocks come through hybrid weight training, Pilates and cardio … Continue reading
              This Is the Exact Number of Calories You Burn During Sex        

    Sex as a replacement for cardio is something we can all get behind. But according to a new study, it doesn't actually burn that many calories.

    The researchers used a 154-pound man for their calculations (the average self-reported weight of an American man is actually 191 pounds, so just keep that in mind). They found out he burns about 3.5 calories per minute (that's 210 per hour) during a “stimulation and orgasm session” (sounds super sexy, right?).

    While that might sound pretty good, the rate of calorie burn is more comparable to walking at a moderate pace than any type of intense exercise. And let’s get real: Who’s really having sex for an hour every single time? Most people are getting it on for just under six minutes, which would burn only 21 calories. Womp, womp.

    Don’t get us wrong: We’re not saying you should ditch all your sexy time and spend it in the gym. Or that exercise is only about the number of calories you burn (especially since we know calorie counting is flawed). Just know that while sex is great (and comes with tons of benefits), it’s not exactly a workout.

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              Do Calorie Monitors Really Work?        

    READ THIS NEXT {{displayTitle}} READ Calorie monitors may be the necessary motivation to keep on truckin’ through a tough cardio workout. Seeing the number increase as you show the pavement, a kettlebell, or whatever else that you're the boss feels rewarding and might add to the post-workout high caused by endorphins.

    Yet popular as fitness trackers have become since someone invented the first calorie counter in 1977, they may not be the right tool to help you reach your workout goals.

    Burn Notice—Why It Matters

    This may not be the best way to track your calorie burn In a lab setting, researchers rely on highly specialized monitors like an electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), which measures heart rate, and the metabolic cart, which measures oxygen exchange, to calculate calories burned, says Mark Gorelick, assistant professor of kinesiology at San Francisco State University.

    But calorie counters in the real world need to rely on more simple measurements (unless dragging one of these into the gym sounds like fun). So the treadmill at your gym asks for your weight and age (and perhaps a few other stats) to predict how many calories you burn while exercising rather than actively measuring complex data, explains Laura Streeper, a fitness specialist at the Human Performance Center at the University of California, San Francisco.

    Whatever data the monitor doesn’t ask for, a value is automatically assumed—based on piles of research, of course, but still not tailored to you. And since calorie burn is also affected by weight, gender, age, body composition, and exercise intensity, the number is never going to be 100 percent accurate.

    As for machines that track heart rate: They may not be using your heartbeat to calculate calorie burn, relying on pace instead. Factor in how a machine can’t necessarily tell how much we’re actually participating (a.k.a. not hanging on to the handle bars for dear life), and these machines may overestimate calorie burns for fitter, more skilled exercisers, Streeper says.

    On the other hand, most fitness bands are at least fairly accurate, with error ratings ranging from 9.3 percent (comparable to lab monitors, researchers say) to 23.5 percent in a study of eight activity monitors Validity of consumer-based physical activity monitors. Lee, J.M., Kim, Y., Welk, G.J. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2014 Sep;46(9):1840-8.. According to this research, the BodyMedia FIT armband may be the most accurate choice.

    The Takeaway

    Wearable monitors that directly measure heart rate and other data are your best bet, Gorelick says. Then comes calculators on exercise equipment, and a distant third place goes to calculators on websites and apps, which use no direct feedback at all. In general, “the more parameters you can have, the more accurate your equation could be,” Gorelick says.

    But it may not matter. For those aiming to lose weight, calorie calculators can be a helpful tool, yet they’re far from the only tool. Heart rate and exercise intensity (as measured by the “talk test”) can be equally effective for gauging a good workout. Instead of relying on pure numbers, focus on lifestyle changes that will naturally burn more calories (like taking the stairs or riding a bike to work). And for those bigger goals—say running a 10K or losing 10 pounds—consider talking to a trainer or physician to get cracking on a more specific master plan.

    Originally published January 2012. Updated June 2015.

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              Why You Shouldn't Trust Calorie Counts        

    Yes, it’s possible to lose weight eating only Twinkies, provided that your calories in are less than your calories out. And it’s that logic that leads many people to conclude that calories are simple math. Even astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted, "A weight-loss book by physicists would be one sentence long: 'Consume calories at a lower rate than your body burns them.'" Trouble is, things are not that straightforward.

    Calories In

    Calories in Muffins

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"><html><body><p>Calorie counts are everywhere these days, from <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/25/us/fda-to-announce-sweeping-calorie-ru... rel="">fast food menus</a> to fitness trackers. You might even be able to rattle off the calories in a cup of spinach. But what exactly is a calorie?</p><p>In short, it&rsquo;s a measurement of energy; the &ldquo;calories&rdquo; seen on nutrition labels describes the <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-food-manufacturers/" rel="nofollow">amount of energy</a> needed to heat up a gram of water by one degree Celsius. But the energy in the cranberry&nbsp;<a href="http://greatist.com/eat/healthy-muffin-recipes" rel="nofollow">muffin</a> you just ate doesn&rsquo;t go to heating up water; instead, it provides fuel for a number of processes in the body, including staying alive and breathing. So figuring out how many calories are in that muffin is a bit more complicated.</p></body></html>

    How Calories Are Measured

    To determine the total energy content of a food, scientists use a fancy-pants piece of scientific equipment known as a bomb calorimeter. Into this device goes our muffin, which gets completely incinerated. During that muffin-burning process, the bomb calorimeter measures the heat produced. This number represents the total amount of energy—or what is known as the “gross energy”—of the muffin.

    But gross energy isn’t very helpful in indicating how much energy humans can actually get out of foods, because human digestion isn’t as efficient as a bomb calorimeter. Our digestive systems produce waste products and can’t completely break down all foods, which means that not all of the gross energy in food goes to fueling our bodies.

    When you’re looking at the calorie count on muffin’s nutritional label, you’re not seeing the gross energy. What you’re seeing is the amount of energy that’s up for grabs by your digestive system, or metabolizable energy (ME). Since this is tricky to measure, we have to rely on estimates, which have been approved by the FDA as accepted ways that food manufacturers can calculate the calories posted on food labels.

    One way to estimate ME involves taking the gross energy and adjusting that number downward to account for waste and digestive inefficiency. Foods containing fats and simple sugars, (like doughnuts) are fairly easy for your body to digest, so their metabolizable energy is pretty darn close to their gross energy. However, other foods with complex carbs and fiber (think a whole-grain bran muffin) take a bit more digestive power to break down, hence their ME is much less than their gross energy.

    The most common method used for calculating ME is known as the Atwater System. This method uses a series of factors derived from 19th century experiments to give an approximation of the energy per gram of protein, fat, carbohydrate, and alcohol. To calculate total calories in a muffin, food manufacturers count up the number of grams of fat, protein, carbohydrate, and alcohol; multiply each by its respective factor (nine calories per gram of fat, four calories per gram of protein, four calories per gram of carbohydrate, and seven calories per gram of alcohol); and add up the totals.

    Where ME Gets Murky

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"><html><body><p>Though&nbsp;the original system remains in widespread use more scientific research ">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpubmed%2F22760558%22+rel%3D%22%22%3EDiscrepancy+B... has been done since Atwater&rsquo;s original experiments to come up with &ldquo;specific factors&rdquo; for particular food groups such as dairy products.</p><p>Scientists are learning&nbsp;that&nbsp;calories calculated from the Atwater factors are <a href="http://greatist.com/health/calorie-counts-misleading-research-022113" rel="nofollow">more accurate</a> for certain diets and certain foods than others. One study found that the Atwater general factors overestimated the energy content of a low-fat, high-fiber diet by 11 percent .</p><p>More">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpubmed%2F18065582%22+rel%3D%22%22%3EAccuracy+of+t... recently, USDA researchers discovered that Atwater factors overestimate the calories in a serving of raw almonds. Food labels typically list a calorie count of 160 to 170 calories per ounce of the nut, but this study showed that our bodies only absorb about 129 calories .</p><p>But">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpubmed%2F22760558%22+rel%3D%22%22%3EDiscrepancy+B... this may not apply to almond butter since less-processed foods give up their energy less readily. Whereas nut butter is already ground and therefore kind of &ldquo;pre-digested,&rdquo; our digestive systems have to work a lot harder to break down whole almonds. Same goes for cooked foods: Raw foods, ounce-for-ounce, take more energy to break down than <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/science-reveals-why-calorie-co... rel="nofollow">cooked foods</a> (one reason some people embrace a <a href="http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/raw-food-diet" rel="nofollow">raw food diet</a>).</p><p>In addition to these factors, scientists are also exploring others that may impact the accuracy of the <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/science-reveals-why-calorie-co... rel="nofollow">almighty calorie</a>, such as gut bacteria, the immune system, and certain genetic variations.</p></body></html>

    Calories Out

    Treadmill Calorie Tally

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"><html><body><p>While it&rsquo;s a tricky business to calculate the calories in food, figuring out the other side of the equation may make busting a sweat on the <a href="http://greatist.com/move/reasons-treadmill-doesnt-suck" rel="nofollow">treadmill</a> or powering through a heavy <a href="http://greatist.com/fitness/ladies-lifting-weights-wont-make-you-bulky" rel="nofollow">weightlifting</a> session seem easy.</p><p>Measuring calorie expenditure, like measuring the calories in foods, is pretty convoluted. While there are a couple of methods that are pretty darn accurate for determining a person&rsquo;s daily burn, these are very expensive and/or involve some specialized equipment&mdash;not very practical for the average person .</p><p>So">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpubmed%2F21892558%22+rel%3D%22%22%3EEnergy+Expend... we have to turn to easier, albeit less accurate, ways to tally daily energy expenditure. The <a href="http://www.calculator.net/calorie-calculator.html" rel="nofollow">Mifflin St. Jeor</a> equation, which takes into account age, height, current weight, and sex, is the go-to for registered dietitians and <a href="http://greatist.com/fitness/best-health-fitness-apps" rel="nofollow">weight-loss apps</a> to estimate your caloric needs. The equation spits out a number that gives a rough estimate of a person&rsquo;s resting daily energy expenditure (REE, or the <span >energy required to simply exist, couch-potato-style)</span>. This is multiplied by a <a href="http://35-210-203-f13.wiki.uml.edu/file/view/Lab+3_EER+and+BMI.pdf" rel="nofollow">physical activity factor</a> (such as multiplying by 1.2 for someone who does no physical activity and up to 1.9 for someone who has an intensely physical job) to calculate a rough guess of how many calories a person expends on a daily basis&mdash;but it&rsquo;s only a guess.</p><p>Altogether, a person&rsquo;s daily <a href="http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/DRI/DRI_Energy/107-264.pdf" rel="nofollow">energy expenditure</a> looks like this:</p><p><em>basal energy expenditure + physical activity + non-exercise activity thermogenesis + thermic effect of food = total daily energy expenditure</em></p><p>If that formula reads like Greek, don't worry. Let's walk through each of these components.</p></body></html>

    1. Basal Energy Expenditure (BEE)

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"><html><body><p>This is basically REE, but it's measured in a slightly <a href="https://www.acefitness.org/blog/616/bmr-versus-rmr" rel="">different way</a>. BEE is&nbsp;by far the largest part of your daily burn, accounting for<a href="http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5686e/y5686e04.htm" rel="nofollow"> 45 to 70 percent</a> of total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). It&rsquo;s mostly determined by how much <a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=MVJPAQAAQBAJ&amp;pg=PA20&amp;lpg=PA20&... rel="nofollow">lean body mass</a> you have (your total weight minus fat mass), and age, sex, genetic variations, and certain conditions (such as thyroid problems) also <a href="http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/DRI/DRI_Energy/107-264.pdf" rel="nofollow">factor in</a>. And yes, your body does slow the burn when in &ldquo;starvation mode,&rdquo; which can be triggered by too few calories and/or too much exercise. It&rsquo;s your body&rsquo;s way of protecting itself by pumping the breaks on losing more muscle mass Metabolic Adaptation to Malnutrition. Carbonnel, F. Annales De Medecine Interne, 2000; 151:644-651..</p></body></html>">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpubmed%2F2017606%22+rel%3D%22%22%3EThe+Impact+of+...

    2. Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"><html><body><p>The neat thing about NEAT is its ability to bump up your burn without the sweat factor. NEAT, which includes energy spent on&nbsp;<a href="http://greatist.com/fitness/unexpected-ways-cardio-exercise" rel="nofollow">daily activities</a>&nbsp;from fidgeting to cooking to Xbox-ing, can differ between individuals by up to 2,000 calories per day&nbsp; ">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpubmed%2F16439708%22+rel%3D%22%22%3ENon-Exercise+.... Fidgeting alone can burn up to 350 calories a day, and some scientists have hypothesized that lack of NEAT has contributed to America&rsquo;s obesity epidemic .</p></body></html>">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpubmed%2F16439708%22+rel%3D%22%22%3ENon-Exercise+...

    3. Physical Activity

    Here’s what most of us picture when we think “calories out”: purposeful physical exercise, like Spinning class or a pick-up soccer game. While this contributes to TDEE, it varies between individuals. For most people, it’s a small chunk of daily caloric burn, but for mega-endurance athletes, it can be a pretty big piece of the pie.

    4. Thermic Effect of Food (TEF)

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"><html><body><p>Strangely, food itself can contribute about <a href="http://www.fao.org/docrep/007/y5686e/y5686e04.htm" rel="nofollow">10 percent</a> of total daily energy expenditure. The thermic effect of food (TEF)&nbsp;is the work expended by the digestive system to&nbsp;<a href="http://greatist.com/health/small-meals-weight-loss-myth-062513" rel="nofollow">digest food</a>. Fats require relatively little energy to digest, while proteins and complex carbohydrates require quite a bit more.</p><p>Despite lots of hype to the contrary, there&rsquo;s no evidence that eating smaller, more frequent meals will bump up caloric burn or help with appetite control Evidence for Efficacy and Effectiveness of Changes in Eating Frequency for Body Weight Management. Kant, A. K. Advances in Nutrition, 2014; 5:822-828.">www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov%2Fpubmed%2F21123467%22+rel%3D%22%22%3EThe+Effect+of.... Instead, it&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://greatist.com/health/small-meals-weight-loss-myth-062513" rel="nofollow">how much and what</a>&nbsp;we eat that determines the energy expended by TEF.</p></body></html>

    The Takeaway

    In short, the “calories in versus calories out” equation works, however it's pretty much impossible for an individual to measure either with precision. So do what works for you.

    Given the inaccuracies, counting calories may seem like a waste of time, but plugging your foods into a calorie-tracking app isn’t completely pointless for everyone: There’s some evidence that writing down food intake can contribute to weight loss Self-Monitoring in Weight Loss: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Burke L.E., Wang J., and Sevick M.A. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2011 Jan;111(1):92-102. because food diaries help people pay attention to their choices and provide a sense of accountability. For the more numerically inclined, tracking calories, quality of foods, and weight changes will give a big picture of how meals and snacks translate into weight changes, even if calorie labels aren’t foolproof.

    And if you like crunching numbers but question the whole calorie-counting thing, there are several alternative tools, such as the NuVal and Orac scales, that can help you judge the healthfulness of foods without relying on a running tally of calories.

    For others, for ignoring calories completely and instead focusing on consuming whole, nutritious foods may be better. In addition to providing tons of good-for-you nutrients, these kinds of foods typically take more work to digest. If you’re looking to lose weight, try playing with proportions—bump up the fraction of unprocessed foods in your diet and see what happens.

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    Basically, i workout in my basement or room in the winter, doing cardio dvds or jogging in place, a shit load of ab workouts and other easy indoor things. But i also loooove taking a jog in the winter ! So amazing.


              An empty pheasant nest and looking at lily beetle larvae        

    When I last wrote, the pheasant was still on the nest and we were eagerly awaiting the first sight of the chicks. That weekend, there was a big wedding celebration in the field next to the vegetable garden and we decided to stay away. Typically, when we went to the garden again, only a day later, the nest was empty with no pheasant and no chicks to be seen.



    It’s difficult to say if all the chicks hatched and some of the shells were trampled in the process, or if some were predated but, as there were only a few broken shells left in the nest, it seems clear that most of them got away. A neighbour said she had spotted a pheasant with chicks in a nearby lane, so maybe that was them.

    Back in the ornamental garden and the lily beetles (Lilioceris lilii) are doing their work. Both the adults and the larvae eat the foliage of lily plants, as well as Cardiocrinum and fritillaries, and can chew through the lot in a short time. The bright red adults are easy to spot, though not easy to catch because they drop off the leaf as soon as you touch the plant. I’ve found it easiest to hold a trowel under the leaf and catch them in that. Then I squash them or, depending on how squeamish I feel, put them in the green composting bin and shut the lid.

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               Genetics and genomics of pulmonary arterial hypertension         
    Soubrier, Florent and Chung, Wendy K. and Machado, Rajiv and Grunig, Ekkehard and Aldred, Michaela and Geraci, Mark and Loyd, James E. and Elliott, C. Gregory and Trembath, Richard C. and Newman, John H. and Humbert, Marc (2013) Genetics and genomics of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 62 (25 SUP). D13-D21. ISSN 0735-1097
               Flu vaccination in populations with cardio/neurovascular risk factors         
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              Ballistic Body Fitness Featured on Cover of Tolucan Times        

    Burbank’s Best Reviewed Personal Training Company Featured on Cover of San Fernando Valley Community Newspaper Announcing Free Boot Camp to Fight Obesity Epidemic.

    Burbank, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/25/2014 -- Ballistic Body Fitness, Burbank's best reviewed and highest rated personal training and fitness company is featured on the current cover of the Tolucan Times. CEO and Head Trainer Scott Yonehiro appears on the cover with President of Ballistic Body Fitness, Christopher Lawson, and Greg Bedrossian, owner of the Burbank Athletic Club. Ballistic Body Fitness provides personal training at the Hollywood Way and Palm Avenue locations of the Burbank Athletic Club. The personal training company was featured in order to alert residents to a brand new free Burbank boot camp which will be launching in the coming weeks.

    "There is no shortage of free yoga offered in Los Angeles County," says Yonehiro. "You can find donation based Pilates as well. But it is incredibly difficult to find any kind of free boot camp available in Burbank, or even in the greater San Fernando Valley. We're proud to be changing that, since cardiovascular exercise such as that offered in boot camp are incredibly important to any fitness regimen," he adds.

    "Our emphasis at Ballistic Body Fitness has always been education. We are committed to helping residents of Burbank to understand just how crucial physical fitness is in order to have an enduring high quality of life. We want to be able to show our friends and neighbors that they can transform not only their bodies, but their lives, by making a commitment to attend our Burbank boot camps."

    Continuing Yonehiro says, "At Ballistic Body Fitness, we don't believe that physical fitness opportunities should be limited to those who can pay for a personal trainer. With our free boot camp, we will enable all residents of Burbank who seek the benefits that come from cardiovascular activity to be instructed by our experienced Burbank based personal trainers. It is our way of giving back and helping to fight the epidemic of obesity," he adds.

    Ballistic Body Fitness' personal trainers will donate their time for the cause, Yonehiro says.

    Burbank boot camps offered by Ballistic Body Fitness will launch in May. Visit www.tolucantimes.com to read the cover article about the new boot camp in Burbank.

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    Ballistic Body Fitness is the highest reviewed personal training company in the San Fernando Valley. Since 2009, Ballistic Body Fitness has helped thousands of men and women throughout greater Los Angeles to look and feel their best, through personal, semi-private, and group fitness training and consultation. For more information visit www.ballisticbodyfitness.com or call (888)220-2236

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               Leadership, innovation and engagement in quality improvement in the Ambulance Services Cardiovascular Quality Initiative: cross sectional study         
    Essam, Nadya and Phung, Viet-Hai and Asghar, Zahid and Spaight, Anne and Siriwardena, A. Niroshan (2013) Leadership, innovation and engagement in quality improvement in the Ambulance Services Cardiovascular Quality Initiative: cross sectional study. In: Making an Impact: what�s new in emergency prehospital care research?, 27 February 2013, Novotel, Cardiff.
              What is hypnotherapy? by University of Maryland Medical Center        

    What is hypnotherapy?
    The term "hypnosis" comes from the Greek word hypnos, meaning "sleep." Hypnotherapists use exercises that bring about deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. A person in a deeply focused state is unusually responsive to an idea or image, but this does not mean that a hypnotist can control the person's mind and free will. On the contrary, hypnosis can actually teach people how to master their own states of awareness. By doing so they can affect their own bodily functions and psychological responses.
    What is the history of hypnosis?
    Throughout history, trance states have been used by shamans and ancient peoples in rituals and religious ceremonies. But hypnosis as we know it today was first associated with the work of an Austrian physician named Franz Anton Mesmer. In the 1700s, Mesmer believed that illnesses were caused by magnetic fluids in the body getting out of balance. He used magnets and other hypnotic techniques (the word “mesmerized” comes from his name) to treat people. But the medical community was not convinced. Mesmer was accused of fraud, and his techniques were called unscientific.
    Hypnotherapy regained popularity in the mid 1900s due to Milton H. Erickson (1901 - 1980), a successful psychiatrist who used hypnosis in his practice. In 1958, both the American Medical Association and the American Psychological Association recognized hypnotherapy as a valid medical procedure. Since 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recommended hypnotherapy as a treatment for chronic pain.
    Other conditions for which hypnotherapy is frequently used include anxiety and addiction. (See "What illnesses or conditions respond well to hypnotherapy?")
    How does hypnosis work?
    When something happens to us, we remember it and learn a particular behavior in response to what happened. Each time something similar happens, our physical and emotional reactions attached to the memory are repeated. In some cases these reactions are unhealthy. In some forms of hypnotherapy, a trained therapist guides you to remember the event that led to the first reaction, separate the memory from the learned behavior, and replace unhealthy behaviors with new, healthier ones.
    During hypnosis, your body relaxes and your thoughts become more focused. Like other relaxation techniques, hypnosis lowers blood pressure and heart rate, and changes certain types of brain wave activity. In this relaxed state, you will feel at ease physically yet fully awake mentally and may be highly responsive to suggestion. Your conscious mind becomes less alert and your subconscious mind becomes more focused.Some people respond better to hypnotic suggestion than others.
    There are several stages of hypnosis:
    • Reframing the problem
    • Becoming relaxed, then absorbed (deeply engaged in the words or images presented by a hypnotherapist)
    • Dissociating (letting go of critical thoughts)
    • Responding (complying with a hypnotherapist's suggestions)
    • Returning to usual awareness
    • Reflecting on the experience
    What happens during a visit to the hypnotherapist?
    During your first visit, you will be asked about your medical history and what brought you in -- what condition you would like to address. The hypnotherapist may explain to you what hypnosis is and how it works. You will then be directed through relaxation techniques, using a series of mental images and suggestions intended to change behaviors and relieve symptoms. For example, people who have panic attacks may be given the suggestion that, in the future, they will be able to relax whenever they want. The hypnotherapist will also teach you the basics of self hypnosis and give you an audiotape to use at home so you can reinforce what you learn during the session.
    How many treatments will I need?
    Each session lasts about an hour, and most people start to see results within 4 - 10 sessions. You and your hypnotherapist will monitor and evaluate your progress over time. Children (aged 9 - 12) are easily hypnotized and may respond after only 1 - 2 visits.
    What illnesses or conditions respond well to hypnosis?
    Hypnosis is used in a variety of settings -- from emergency rooms to dental offices to outpatient clinics. Clinical studies suggest that hypnosis may improve immune function, increase relaxation, decrease stress, and ease pain and feelings of anxiety.
    Hypnotherapy can reduce the fear and anxiety that some people feel before medical or dental procedures. For example, studies show that dental patients who underwent hypnosis had a significantly higher threshold for pain than those who were not hypnotized. Hypnosis may also improve recovery time and reduce anxiety and pain following surgery. Clinical trials on burn patients suggest that hypnosis decreases pain (enough to replace pain medication) and speeds healing. Generally, clinical studies show that using hypnosis may reduce your need for medication, improve your mental and physical condition before an operation, and reduce the time it takes to recover. Dentists also use hypnotherapy to control gagging and bleeding.
    A hypnotherapist can teach you self regulation skills. For instance, someone with arthritis may learn to turn down pain like the volume on a radio. Hypnotherapy can also be used to help manage chronic illness. Self hypnosis can enhance a sense of control, which is often lacking when someone has a chronic illness.
    Clinical studies on children in emergency treatment centers show that hypnotherapy reduces fear, anxiety, and discomfort.
    Other problems or conditions that may respond to hypnotherapy include:
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    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Tension headaches
    • Alopecia areata
    • Asthma
    • Phobias
    • Insomnia
    • Addictions
    • Bedwetting
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Phobias
    • Labor and delivery
    • Skin disorders [such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema (atopic dermatitis)]
    • Stress
    • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
    • Cancer related pain
    • Weight loss
    • Eating disorders
    • Warts
    • Indigestion (dyspepsia)
    Are there any risks associated with hypnotherapy?
    Before considering hypnotherapy, you need a diagnosis from your doctor to know what needs to be treated. This is especially true if your condition is psychological (for example, a phobia or anxiety), and you should be evaluated by a psychiatrist. Without an accurate diagnosis, hypnotherapy could make your symptoms worse. Very rarely, hypnotherapy leads to the development of "false memories" made up by the unconscious mind; these are called confabulations.
    How can I find a hypnotherapist?
    Most hypnotherapists are licensed medical doctors, registered nurses, social workers, or family counselors who have received additional training in hypnotherapy. For example, members of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) must hold a doctorate in medicine, dentistry, podiatry or psychology, or a master's level degree in nursing, social work, psychology or marital/family therapy with at least 20 hours of ASCH approved training in hypnotherapy. The American Psychotherapy and Medical Hypnosis Association provide certificates for licensed medical and mental health professionals who complete a 6 - 8 week course.
    To receive a directory of hypnotherapies near you, contact:
    The American Society of Clinical Hynosis: www.asch.net
    The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis: www.sceh.us
    The American Association of Professional Hypnotherapiests: www.aaph.org
    • Reviewed last on: 9/6/2011
    • Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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              Quick Tips To Live Longer by Health.com        

    Don't overeat

    If you want to live to 100, leaving a little bit of food on your plate may be a good idea. Author Dan Buettner, who studies longevity around the world, found that the oldest Japanese people stop eating when they are feeling only about 80% full. St. Louis University researchers have confirmed that eating less helps you age slower; in a 2008 study they found that limiting calories lowered production of T3, a thyroid hormone that slows metabolism—and speeds up the aging process.




    Drink in moderation

    Women who have two or more drinks a day and men who have three or more may run into detrimental effects ranging from weight gain to relationship problems. But in smaller quantities, alcohol can actually be good for you.

A 2010 study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiologylinked light drinking (defined as one drink a day for women and two for men) to significant heart benefits.


    Focus on fitness
    Daily exercisemay be the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth. A 2008 study found that regular high-intensity exercise (such as running) can add up to four years to your life, which isn’t surprising given the positive effects working out has on your heart, mind, and metabolism.

Even moderate exercise—a quick, 30-minute walk each day, for example—can lower your risk of heart problems.





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              The Myth That Puts Women's Lives at Risk, by Yahoo Health         

    The Myth that Puts Women’s Lives at Risk

    Often thought of as a man’s problem, heart attacks kill 267,000 American womenannually: more than all forms of cancer combined. Every year since 1994, heart attacks have killed more US women than men. Yet many women still think that breast cancer (which kills 40,800 women a year) is their biggest health threat.
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    Most women—and even doctors—don’t know the gender-specific symptoms of a heart attack, says cardiologist Noel Bairey Merz, MD, director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Cedar Sinai Heart Institute. “Fewer than half of women have the classic Hollywood heart attack with crushing chest pain—often described as feeling like an elephant is sitting on you—that’s typical in men.”
    Study: Women Who Suffer Heart Attacks Have it Worse

    Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms Often Misdiagnosed

    Instead, women typically have less dramatic heart attack symptoms that may not include any chest pain. As a result, women are misdiagnosed at a far higher rate than men—and are more likely to die after a heart attack than men are, according toa new study of 1.4 million heart attack patients.
    “Relatively young women like Rosie O’Donnell have the highest rate of heart-attack fatalities, because their symptoms are frequently misdiagnosed,” both by women themselves and by emergency physicians, says Dr. Merz.
    One shocking study reported that up to 50 percent of the time, women’s heart attack symptoms go unrecognized by emergency and medical professionals. And nearly two-thirds of heart attack deaths in women occur in women with no history of chest pain, reports womenheart.org.
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    Young Women Also At Risk

    If you think you’re too young to have a heart attack, here’s what you need to know: Of the 435,000 American women who have heart attacks annually, 83.000 are under age 65 and 35,000 are under age 55. Under age 50, women’s heart attacks are twice as likely to be fatal as in men.
    To protect yourself, get checked for such common risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. Alert your doctor if you have a family history of heart disease, particularly if relatives were affected at an early age. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and keeping your weight down are the best ways to trim heart attack risk.
    And if you smoke, here’s yet another reason to kick the habit: Women who smoke risk having a heart attack 19 years earlier than non-smoking women. A studythat tracked nearly 120,000 women ages 30 to 55 for 12 years found that those who smoked were four times more likely to suffer a heart attack or die from heart disease than the nonsmokers.
    Understand Causes of Heart Disease in Women

    Seven Warning Signs Women Should Never Ignore

    Because most heart attack research has focused on men, adds Dr. Merz, “symptoms that are extremely common in women are called ‘atypical,’ when they’re only atypical in men. Lack of awareness of women’s warning signs—and not getting health care soon enough—are major contributors to why heart attacks kill more women than men every year.”
    When a heart attack strikes, getting medical help within the first hour reduces the risk of dying by 50 percent. If you have any of these warning signs, call 911.
    • Shortness of breath. During a heart attack, or in some cases, days or even weeks preceding the attack, many women report gasping as if they’d just run a marathon or having trouble talking, one study reported.
    • Non-chest pain. Instead of an explosive pain in the chest, women may develop less severe pain in the upper back, shoulders, neck, jaw, or arm. “Get immediate medical help if you have any unusual symptom above the waist, even if it’s not in your chest,” advises Dr. Merz.
    • Unusual fatigue. In one study of female heart attack survivors, 71 percent experienced unusual fatigue in the days and weeks before the attack—often so extreme that the women were too fatigued to make their bed, lift a laptop, or walk to the mailbox.
    • Heavy sweating. Women may be suddenly drenched with sweat for no apparent reason. Frequently, women feel both hot and chilled, with clammy skin, during a heart attack, as happened to O’Donnell.
    • Nausea or dizziness. During an attack, women frequently vomit or feel like they’re going to faint. The nausea can also feel like heartburn, says Dr. Merz.
    • Anxiety. Many women experience a feeling of impending doom or intense fear before or during a heart attack. Heeding that inner warning can be lifesaving. 



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              LIAM 039 – It’s Good to Have Dreams; It’s Better to Have Goals!        
    It's good to have dreams, hopes and wishes for your future, but it's better have goals. Many people think they have goals for their lives because they have an idea of what they want to accomplish, but they don't when they will achieve it or exactly what steps they need to take to carry it out. That is not a goal. That is just a wish. Listen as I walk you through the difference between wishes and goals. Listen to/download this episode here:   Show outline: Again, the topic for this episode is driven by events and conversations I've had recently. 2014 is coming to an end, so it's time for creating a plan for 2015 It's also the many people start thinking about New Year's resolutions The verb “Resolve” means: to decide firmly on a course of action. What do you want to be? What do you want your life to look like? What do you want that you don’t have now? I urge you to come up with wildly imaginative answers to these questions. Imagine your life extravagantly, because nobody can criticize you for your imagination! What are your goals? It's great to have dreams, but it's better to have goals. Dreams are vague, non-specific desires. Goals are specific and measurable. “I want to be a doctor” is a dream, a good dream. “I want to be a pediatric cardiologist by the time I’m 28 years old” is a goal, a very specific, measurable goal. Most people never realize their dreams because they don't convert them to goals. Think about, visualize, and write out your perfect life in each of these areas: Home: where would you live, what would your house look like, furniture, view, setting (woods, lake, beach, ocean), paintings, artwork, etc. Career: what would you like to be doing, who would you like to be doing it with, ideal colleagues, clients, product or service, how would it be benefiting your clients and the world, contribution to world Financial: how much money would you have, income, savings, assets, investments Family/Friends: what would your relationships look like? how many friends, what kind of friends, what would you like to do with them. Romantic Relationships/Spouse: character traits, romance, intimacy, caring, touching, giving, receiving Body/Physical Health: Ideal weight, skin tone, stamina, endurance, speed, abilities Emotional/Spiritual: free, open, cheerful, grounded, meditative, prayer, worship, etc. Community/Service: what kind of community would you live in, activities, neighbors, interactions with them, how would you serve, volunteer, etc. The World: what would the perfect world look like? would there be peace, war, ozone layer, global warming? How would people groups and nations be interacting? 1953 Graduating class of Yale, surveyed who had specific goals written down. Only 3%. 20 years later, those 3% had a higher net worth than the 97% who didn't have them written down. There is amazing power in knowing what you want and working to achieve it. All of your goals should be in line with your purpose, mission, and vision for your life Be very specific. You can change it as you go, but have very specific goals with deadlines. All goals should have these traits: Conceivable: you can think it up in your mind and it is conceptually possible Believable: you have to believe you can do it. (if you don't believe you can run a mile in under 3 minutes, don't make that a goal. You will never achieve what you what you don't truly believe is possible) Achievable: same idea as Believable. It must be something you can, realistically, achieve. Measurable: how much, by when. Must be measurable by someone other than you. Stated with no alternative: "I want to live on the ocean or a lake" is not a goal. "I want to live on the pacific ocean in Malibu" is. Something for you, not someone else: "I want my son go get better grades in school" is not a goal for you. Controllable: something that you can control.
              QUE SABEMOS SOBRE AVEJAS Y AVISPAS?        

    La utilización de las trampas para avispas en el exterior es un método muy eficaz para matarlas, consiste en un recipiente donde se introduce un atrayente  que produce un potente cebo líquido para estos insectos, contiene un agujero por donde se introducen las avispas, buscando el cebo caen en el líquido y se ahogan. Las colocaremos  cerca de nosotros para reducir el riesgo de picadura o en lugares donde asiduamente se encuentren. 

    Las trampas de exterior son  un fuerte atrayente para las avispas, donde mueren ahogadas.

          Podemos utilizar repelentes para avispas, de composición química o natural, es una forma de mantenerlos alejados, pero no de matarlos. Estas sustancias activas que se encuentran en los repelentes resultan desagradables para las avispas que se alejan al mínimo contacto. Los podemos encontrar en cremas y lociones  para utilización cutánea y también en líquidos o spray ubicándolos en los lugares de paso o de molestia de estos insectos. Hay unos productos específicos que se rocían en barbacoas, bordes de piscinas o plantas, pero hay que destacar que suelen ser activos químicos, con piretrinas o permetrinas, lo que puede constituir un peligro para las personas más pequeñas.
     
    Fenitrotion + Deltametrina

    Fórmula: 0,0dimetil-0-3-metil-4-nitrofenil fosforotioato + 5-a-ciano-m-fenoxibencil (1R,3R)-3(2,2 dibromovinil)-2,2 dimetilciclopropano carboxilato
    Clasificación: Insecticida mezcla
    Acción: Contacto, ingestión

    PRECAUCIONES Y RESTRICCIONES

    Escala de toxicidad: Categoría II
    Primeros auxilios: En caso de ingestión no provocar vómito. Antídoto Sulfato de Atropina al 1 o/oo.

    Precauciones de empleo y destrucción de envases

    Toxicidad para abejas: Tóxico, por su uso no hay peligro para las mismas
    Tiempo de espera, días: 20 a 30

    PLAGAS

    Carcoma dentada - Oryzaephilus surinamensis
    Carcoma grande de los granos - Tenebroides mauritanicus
    Gorgojo de los cereales - Sitophilus granarius, S. oryzae
    Gorgojo del maíz - Sitophilus zeamais
    Palomita de los cereales - Sitotroga cerealella
    Polilla de la fruta seca - Plodia interpunctella
    Polilla de la harina - Ephestia kuehniella
    Taladrillo de los granos - Rhyzopertha dominica
    Tribolio - Tribolium castaneum

    Permetrina

    La permetrina, igual que otros piretroides, imita en su acción plaguicida al piretro

    natural, sustancia que se comenzó a obtener del crisantemo a partir de 1850. El primer piretroide, la aletrina, se creó en un laboratorio en 1949. Desde entonces se han inventado más de mil piretroides sintéticos.

     
    Estas sustancias químicas se produjeron en abundancia con el predicamento de que eran “no tóxicos” o “menos tóxicos” que los plaguicidas organoclorados, organofosforados y carbamatos. Eso explica, en parte, que el uso de la permetrina para controlar insectos se haya extendido en una gran variedad de cultivos, en jardines y parques, en el interior de las viviendas, en la actividad ganadera e, incluso, directamente en los seres humanos.
     
    La permetrina actúa sobre el sistema nervioso central y es causa, como lo han

    demostrado numerosos estudios, de alteraciones y daños cardiovasculares, endocrinos, reproductivos y del sistema inmunológico. Y algo más: se transmite a las nuevas generaciones a través de la leche materna.

     
    Qué es la permetrina Es un plaguicida sintético de amplio espectro perteneciente al grupo químico de los piretroides, cuyo mecanismo de acción es la neurotoxicidad. La permetrina es un piretroide de tercera generación (1).

    Se usa principalmente para matar insectos, arañas y orugas, como también para repeler una amplia gama de insectos. Produce reacciones de hipersensibilidad en mamíferos, incluyendo a los seres humanos.

     

    Su nombre químico es 3-(2,2-diclorovinil)-2,2-dimetilciclopropanocarboxilato de nfenoxibencilo y se identifica con el número CAS 52645-53-1. Su fórmula global es

    C21H20Cl2O3. Peso molecular: 391.3

     

     

    Nombres comerciales

    Entre los numerosos productos comerciales cuyo principio activo es la permetrina, se encuentran los siguientes: Aldebaran, Alfabios, Alfatrin, Alfapoint, Ambush, Biostrong, Cipertrin, Ciperpoint, Corsario, Cymbush, Cyperplan, Dalla, Dimetop, Disparo, Drago, Eksmin, Fastac, Furia, Nurelle, Rayo, Permetrina Fúmate, Pounce, Ro-ten-plus, Sherpa, Strongly, Symgard, Talcord y Torpedo, entre otros.

     

     

    Propiedades físicas y químicas

    La permetrina es un líquido entre amarillo y marrón, viscoso y parcialmente cristalino a temperatura ambiente. Alcanza punto de fusión entre 34º y 39º C, y presión de vapor Pa a 20º C: <10. No es soluble en agua y su densidad relativa es 1.2 (agua=1). Los disolventes usados en formulaciones comerciales pueden modificar las propiedades físicas y toxicológicas de esta sustancia química. Es altamente liposoluble.

     

    En relación con la estabilidad, la permetrina es combustible y se descompone al arder, produciendo humos tóxicos e irritantes, incluyendo cloruro de hidrógeno (2). Algunas formulaciones líquidas pueden ser inflamables y/o explosivas (3). Hay productos comerciales fabricados a base de permetrina que presentan inestabilidad en el medioalcalino (4).

     

    Usos

    Este plaguicida se usa ampliamente en el sector agropecuario, solo o mezclado con otros insecticidas sintéticos de volteo. Las aplicaciones de permetrina en ciertas plantaciones han provocado reiterados debates debido a que mata insectos indiscriminadamente, sin diferenciar entre parásitos de sembradíos y otros insectos, y porque es mortal para la vida acuática (5).

    En cultivos de invernadero se usa para controlar insectos masticadores (lepidópteros y coleópteros). También se utiliza para combatir insectos voladores y trepadores que afectan la salud pública. En medicina humana se indica la permetrina para erradicar parásitos dérmicos como los piojos y los causantes de la escabiosis (sarna), y para el control del dengue en combinación con otros plaguicidas (6) (7). En el tratamiento de la pediculosis se emplea como alternativa al lindano (8). En algunos países se usa, además, como repelente de insectos, para lo cual se recomienda volatilizar este compuesto químico sobre mosquiteros y ropas. En las indicaciones de algunos productos comerciales se señala que la permetrina es “segura y efectiva a partir de los 2 meses de edad”. Se advierte que en niños menores de 2 meses hay riesgo de dificultades respiratorias y de exacerbar prurito, edema y eritema (9). En los animales se usa como ectoparasiticida. La permetrina está registrada en una gran variedad de formulaciones para el tratamiento de instalaciones donde se crían animales

    (lecherías, cercados de ganado, cuadras, gallineros, cochiqueras, entre otros) con la finalidad de controlar moscas domésticas, moscas de los establos y otras moscas que viven y se desarrollan en el estiércol. Es el piretroide aprobado para uso animal más extendido en el mundo. Está disponible en forma de aerosol para aplicar sobre los animales, como también en forma de baños, champúes, crotales (identificaciones que se ponen en la oreja de cada animal), solución de unción y polvo para ser aplicado en perros, gatos, caballos, vacunos y porcinos en el control de pulgas, garrapatas y moscas. También se emplea como producto de protección de la madera.

     

     

    Modo de acción

    La permetrina es un insecticida extraordinariamente activo con un rápido efecto

    paralizante y aturdidor sobre una gran variedad de insectos, llegando a causarles la muerte. Por ser liposoluble, tiene capacidad para penetrar las áreas grasas de los insectos, lo que produce un efecto de choque inmediato. Actúa como una neurotoxina, alterando los canales de sodio de las membranas de las células nerviosas que regulan la repolarización, con la consiguiente parálisis del insecto. Tiene un amplio espectro de acción ectoparasiticida (piojos, ácaro Sarcopetes scabiei que produce la sarna, etc.).

     

     

    Absorción

    Los seres humanos pueden absorber la permetrina por inhalación, ingestión, por la piel y los ojos. Las piretrinas y los piretroides se absorben relativamente bien por los tractos gastrointestinales y respiratorio. Su absorción a través de la piel intacta es relativamente baja

     

     


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              10 Tips for Moving On: A Wildfire Survival Story        
    There is no question that our attitudes and perceptions of life events have impact upon our health and well-being. There are times in life, from which there is no escape from stress. How we heal from stress is paramount to our immune system, cardiovascular system, as well as our mental health. So here’s our story: […]
              Comment on The Kinobody Goddess Toning Program Review by Cookinguphappiness        
    I used the basic program - are you talking about the coaching program upgrade? I did the self-guided one and just did the program myself :) And I totally get it! When it comes to the nutrition, I've always thought that the "less is more" route was the way to go for weight loss... But that's kind of the beauty of Kinobody. When you do the math, you can actually have a lot more than you think and still be in a 'calorie deficit'. And when you go TOO low - like just eating salads and such - for too long, you do more harm than good since your metabolism essentially grinds to a halt and that makes fat loss so much more complicated. As for working out, that's one of the biggest differences - you won't leave the gym feeling half dead lol. And that's the point, too. You're not spending hours on a treadmill each week, and when you're in the gym, you're pushing for more reps or increasing the weight. If you don't feel like you're challenging yourself enough DURING the workouts, then I'd suggest moving up in weights instead of adding more reps - or instead of trying to do MORE in terms of exercises or workouts. It's very much a different method of working out (and eating), and likely WAY different from anything you've done before - it's 100% the opposite of the classic "do a bunch of cardio and only eat salads" thing. I recommend just following the program to a T. Do the math on how many macros/calories you're supposed to be having, plug that into a calorie tracker like My Fitness Pal (or whichever one you prefer) and give it a try for a few months. Do the workouts as they're laid out - and try really pushing for adding weight to the exercises - and just give it some time. Even if you don't feel like it's working, just trust the process and give it a few months :)
              Zachorujesz po 60-tce? To zależy jak długo żyli twoi rodzice        
    Zapadalność na schorzenia serca i nowotwory w szóstej i siódmej dekadzie życia zależy nie tylko od stylu życia, ale także od długości życia rodziców danej osoby - podaje PAP Nauka w Polsce, powołując się na badania opublikowane przez „Journal of the American College of Cardiology”.
              Top 3 Ways To Get Rid of Abdominal Fat        
    Do you want to have a body like the sexy girls of the television show, Gossip Girl? Thanks to shows like this, women are trying too hard to acquire that flat stomach in record fast time. They are doing hundreds of ab crunches per day because they think it is the best way to get rid of tummy fat.

    You will be very sorry to know that you are actually working harder than you should! Losing weight and getting rid of big, fat tummy is a lot simpler and easier than what you believe! In this article I will tell you about three simple ways to lose weight fast.

    1. Proper meal planning is half the battle won: Believe it or not, you can win half the battle against fat just by eating healthy meals! When you eat healthy and keep your stomach full, there is no room for temptation of any kind. When no temptation exists, you won't eat junk foods. Once you get rid of this temptation for junk foods you will see that losing weight is much easier than what you thought!

    Unlike junk foods, healthy meals will help you in many ways: they will provide your body with the much needed nutrition and energy; they will also detoxify your body by ridding it of all the waste deposits left by junk foods. Once you get rid of this junk, your metabolic rate will automatically increase, which means that you will burn more fat at less time!

    2. Cardios will help you win the other half of the battle: While you can lose weight with diet alone, this process is very slow. If you are like any one else, you want to get rid of your tummy fat as fast as possible, right? Well, cardios will accelerate the weight loss process by skyrocketing your fat burning rate. Even if you manage to burn just 500 calories per day, you will lose at least one pound of fat per week (3,500 calories make one pound)!

    What are cardios? Cardios are not something that you have not been doing already! Simple activities like walking, running, swimming, dancing, cycling, etc, all fall under the category of cardiovascular activities!

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              Killing us softly         

    A recent public outcry in China, sparked by a damning documentary about air pollution, was based on well-founded fear:

    Of the 100 million people who viewed the film on the first day of its online release, 172,000 are likely to die each year from air pollution-related diseases, according to regional trends.* 

    Worldwide, pollution kills twice as many people each year as HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined,** but aid policy has consistently neglected it as a health risk, donors and experts say. 

    Air pollution alone killed seven million people in 2012, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures released last year, most of them in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) in the Asia Pacific region.*** 

    In a self-critical report released late last month the World Bank acknowledged that it had treated air pollution as an afterthought, resulting in a dearth of analysis of the problem and spending on solutions. 

    “We now need to step up our game and adopt a more comprehensive approach to fixing air quality,” the authors wrote in Clean Air and Healthy Lungs. “If left unaddressed, these problems are expected to grow worse over time, as the world continues to urbanise at an unprecedented and challenging speed.”

    A second report released last month by several organisations – including the Global Alliance on Health and Pollution, an international consortium of UN organisations, governments, development banks, NGOs and academics – also called for more funding towards reducing pollution. 

    “Rich countries, multilateral agencies and organisations have forgotten the crippling impacts of pollution and fail to make it a priority in their foreign assistance,” the authors wrote. 

    Housebound in China 

    A dense haze obstructs visibility more often than not across China’s northern Hua Bei plain and two of its major river deltas. Less than one percent of the 500 largest cities in China meet WHO’s air quality guidelines. Anger over air pollution is a hot topic among China’s increasingly outspoken citizenry.  

    “Half of the days in 2014, I had to confine my daughter to my home like a prisoner because the air quality in Beijing was so poor,” China’s well-known journalist Chai Jing said in Under the Dome, the independent documentary she released last month, which investigated the causes of China’s air pollution.

    The film was shared on the Chinese social media portal Weibo more than 580,000 times before officials ordered websites to delete it. 

    Beyond the silo

    Traditionally left to environmental experts to tackle, the fight against pollution is increasingly recognised as requiring attention from health and development specialists too. 

    “Air pollution is the top environmental health risk and among the top modifiable health risks in the world,” said Professor Michael Brauer, a public health expert at the University of British Columbia in Canada and a member of the scientific advisory panel for the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, a consortium of governments and the UN Environment Programme. “Air pollution has been under-funded and its health impacts under-appreciated.”

    Pollution – especially outdoor or “ambient” air pollution – is also a major drag on economic performance and limits the opportunities of the poor, according to Ilmi Granoff, an environmental policy expert at the Overseas Development Institute, a London-based think tank. It causes premature death, illness, lost earnings and medical costs – all of which take their toll on both individual and national productivity.

    “Donors need to get out of the siloed thinking of pollution as an environmental problem distinct from economic development and poverty reduction,” Granoff said. 

    Pollution cleanup is indeed underfunded, he added, but pollution prevention is even more poorly prioritised: “It’s underfunded in much of the developed world, in aid, and in developing country priorities, so this isn’t just an aid problem.”

    Mounting evidence 

    Pollution kills in a variety of ways, according to relatively recent studies; air pollution is by far the most lethal form compared to soil and water pollution. 
     

    Microscopic particulate matter (PM) suspended in polluted air is the chief culprit in these deaths: the smaller the particles’ size, the deeper they are able to penetrate into the lungs.  Particles of less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter (PM2.5) are small enough to reach the alveoli, the deepest part of the lungs, and to enter the blood stream.  

    From there, PM2.5 causes inflammation and changes in heart rate, blood pressure, and blood clotting processes - the precursors to fatal stroke and heart disease.  PM2.5 irritates and corrodes the alveoli, which impairs lung function - a major precursor to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It also acts as a carcinogen.

    Most research looks at long-term exposure to PM2.5 but even studies looking at the hours immediately following bursts of especially high ambient PM2.5 (in developed countries) show a corresponding spike in life-threatening heart attacks, heart arrhythmias and stroke.

    Asia worst affected

    The overwhelming majority - 70 percent - of global air pollution deaths occur in the Western Pacific and Southeast Asia regions.  South Asia has eight of the top 10 and 33 of the top 50 cities with the worst PM concentrations in the world.  

     

    WHO says a city’s average annual PM levels should be 20 micrograms per cubic meter.  But cities such as Karachi, Gaborone, and Delhi have yearly PM averages above 200 micrograms per cubic meter. 

    The main source of PM2.5 in indoor air, or household air, is burning solid fuels for cooking and heating, using wood, coal, dung or crop leftovers - a common practice in rural areas of low and middle-income countries that lack electricity.  

    Almost three billion people live this way, the majority in the densely populated Asia Pacific region: India and China each hold about one quarter of all people who rely on solid fuels. For these people, the daily average dose of PM2.5 is often in the hundreds of micrograms per cubic meter. 

    Filling the gaps

    Unlike many other health risks air pollution is very cost-effective to address, Brauer said. Analysis of air quality interventions in the US suggests a return on investment of up to $30 for every dollar spent. 

    “We already know how to reduce these risks, as we have done exactly that in high income countries, so this is not a matter of searching for a cure - we know what works,” he said.

    But the World Bank report said that unless it starts gathering better data on local air quality in LMICs, the amounts and sources of air pollution and the full gamut of its health impacts, “it is not possible to appropriately target interventions in a cost-effective manner.”

    Granoff said there are also gaps in government capacity to monitor, regulate and enforce pollution policy. 

    Beijing hopes to bring PM2.5 concentrations down to safe levels by 2030, and has said it will fine big polluters. 

    The World Bank report said China is also charging all enterprises fees for the pollutants they discharge; establishing a nationwide PM2.5 monitoring network; instituting pollution control measures on motor vehicles; and controlling urban dust pollution.

    But enforcing environmental protections has been a longstanding problem in China.

    “Pollution policy will only succeed if citizens are aware of the harm, able to organise their concern [through advocacy campaigns], and have a responsive government that prioritises public welfare over the narrower interests of polluting sectors,” Granoff said. 

    While more people die from household air pollution than from ambient air pollution, the latter – through vehicles, smokestacks and open burning – still accounted for 3.7 million deaths in 2012, according to the WHO. 

    A change in the air

    Kaye Patdu, an air quality expert at Clean Air Asia, a Manila-based think tank - and the secretariat for the UN-backed Clean Air Asia Partnership, comprising more than 250 government, civil, academic, business and development organisations - said the aid community is finally starting to recognise the importance of tackling air pollution.  

    • Last year’s inaugural UN Environment Assembly adopted a resolution calling for strengthened action on air pollution.  
    • WHO Member States are planning to adopt a resolution on health and air quality at the upcoming World Health Assembly in May. 
    • The proposed Sustainable Development Goals, which will set the post-2015 international development agenda, address city air quality and air, soil and water pollution. 

    None of the experts IRIN contacted could provide a breakdown of total aid spending on all forms of toxic pollution (air, water and soil pollution that is harmful to human health).  So IRIN asked each of the major global donors for their figures.  

    Three responded.  

    A back-of-envelope calculation of all reported spending on toxic pollution by USAID, the European Commission and the World Bank suggests that between them they committed about US$10 billion over 10 years. This does not include aid spending on the diseases that pollution causes. The World Bank’s spending figures eclipsed those of other the other donors. 

    By very rough comparison, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, with half the death toll of air pollution, received $28 billion via public sector commitments to the Global Fund – the world’s largest financier of programs that tackle these diseases – over the same period, a fraction of total spending on these diseases. 

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    *Based on WHO statistics for per capita mortality rates in the Western Pacific region in 2012. 

    **The mortality figures for air pollution come from 2012 statistics and were released by WHO in 2014, while the figures for the infectious diseases come from 2013 statistics and were released by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in 2014 (the Global Burden of Disease study).

    ***Includes deaths from both household air pollution (4.3 million) and ambient air pollution (3.7 million): the combined death toll is less than the sum of the parts because many people are exposed to both. 

    For more: 

    The relationship between household air pollution and disease

    Ambient air pollution and the risk of acute ischemic stroke 

    Cardiovascular effects of exposure to ambient air pollution 

    Particulate air pollution and lung function  

    Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution and incidence of cerebrovascular events: Results from 11 European cohorts within the ESCAPE Project  

    OECD's The Cost of Air Pollution report
     

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              Investigación de Operaciones Aplicada a los Hospitales        

    Últimamente se ha venido exponiendo y aplicando en las organizaciones, las Cadenas de Markov las cuales son ciertos modelos estocásticos utilizadas comúnmente en el campo de la investigación de operaciones  que nos permiten  analizar problemas de corto y largo plazo a los que se les quiere saber su comportamiento futuro, con la condición de que solamente el estado anterior a éste y de ningún otro más es el que importa.
    Entre las aplicaciones de procesos markovianos en el ámbito de la salud encontramos los siguientes casos:

    ü -Permite medir el efecto económico que provoca el uso de una determinada droga en la permanencia de un paciente con cierto síndrome en una unidad de cuidado intensivo.

    ü  -Proporciona estudios predictivos y comparativos (sexo y edades).

    ü  -Posibilita tomar decisiones óptimas en la admisión de pacientes en una unidad específica.

    ü  -Nos permite realizar descripciones de las evoluciones del paciente.

    En  el caso que mostraremos a continuación, se predijo la duración promedio de permanencia de un paciente en la UCI del hospital Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna y su evolución (ya sea positiva o negativa) a través de los diferentes niveles de gravedad (estable, crítico, emergencia, etc) que se presentan ocasionalmente. A continuación describiremos algunos detalles de la aplicación de las cadenas de Markov  cuyo conocimiento se espera contribuya posteriormente a la gestión de dicha unidad de salud y los resultados alcanzados.

    MÉTODOS

    Una cadena de Markov corresponde a una clase específica de proceso estocástico en el ámbito de modelos probabilísticos.



    Un proceso estocástico corresponde a la secuencia  Que representa el nivel de gravedad a través del tiempo.
    A medida que transcurre el tiempo, los cambios de estado tienen lugar en términos probabilísticos y son representados a través de las denominadas probabilidades de transición entre estados, que en el caso de las transiciones en una etapa corresponde a la probabilidad de pasar de un estado a otro desde una etapa de tiempo t a la siguiente t+1.



    Para definir los estados de la cadena se empleara in determinado índice o score, asociado a un nivel de riesgo y gravedad de un paciente de la UCIC. Para determinar este score se toman en cuenta 6 factores:




    Nota: el rango no es el mismo para cada factor, pues permite establecer diferencias relativas entre los distintos aspectos considerados.
    La importancia relativa entre los distintos factores se consigue definiendo un score máximo que cambia con la importancia del factor considerado, el score máximo para la edad es 8, para una cirugía previa es 8, para la condición inicial es 12, para las complicaciones post-operatorias 16, para el diagnóstico 24 y para el tipo de intervención quirúrgica 36.
      



    A partir  de la suma de los scores para cada  aspecto particular, se obtiene el score de un paciente para cada etapa de tiempo t en que pertenece el paciente en la UCIC. Este score determina finalmente la clasificación de la gravedad de un paciente, etapa por etapa, en cualquiera de los siguientes estados: estado A (bajo riesgo, score ≤ 25), estado B (riesgo medio, 26 ≤ score ≤ 41), estado C (riesgo alto, 42 ≤ score ≤ 57), y estado D (riesgo grave, score ≥ 58). Adicionalmente, a los estados anteriores se agrega un estado E, para indicar que un paciente ya abandonó la UCIC en alguna etapa de tiempo.


    Determinada la suma de los  scores para cada aspecto en particular, se obtiene el  score de un paciente para cada etapa de tiempo t en que permanece en la UCIC (Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Cardiología del Hospital Dr. Luis Calvo Mackenna). El score determina a que estado tiene los siguientes rangos:
    Rango
    Riesgo del paciente
    Estado A
    0
    25
    Bajo
    Estado B
    26
    41
    Medio
    Estado C
    42
    57
    Alto
    Estado D
    58
    104
    Grave

    Adicionalmente, a los estados anteriores se agrega un Estado  E, para indicar que un paciente ya abandonó la UCIC en alguna etapa de tiempo.
    Dado a datos históricos se puede determinar el comportamiento de un paciente a través del tiempo desde su ingreso a la UCIC hasta que este sale o abandona dicha unidad.
    Una vez definida la base de datos, se pretende determinar las posibles secuencias de todos los ingresos a la UCIC, de este procedimiento calculamos la probabilidades de tansicion Pij (en una etapa) dado i=A,B,C,D,E y j= A,B,C,D,E



    Las probabilidades pijson obtenidas a partir de calcular el cociente entre la cantidad total de transiciones desde el  estado i al  estado j y el total de dichas transiciones que simplemente se inician en el estado i (en otras palabras lo que se está calculando es la frecuencia relativa de las transiciones de los estados partiendo del estado i),  considerando todas aquellas transiciones (en una etapa) que tengan lugar en cualquier etapa del conjunto de secuencias (solo se podrá tener en cuenta las transiciones que estén definidas para los estados). Adicionalmente, es de vital importancia definir las probabilidades de transición para el estado E debido a que cuando el paciente llega a este estado sale del sistema. Definimos las siguientes probabilidades de transición para el estado E:
    Estas probabilidades de transición son debidas a que en estado E es un estado absorbente (no se puede salir de él), ya que este indica la salida de un paciente de la UCIC por lo cual no puede llegar a estar en los riesgos definidos por los estado A, B, C, D.

    Ya definidas las probabilidades de transición, se podrá observar el comportamiento que tendrá el paciente al ingresar a la UCIC en uno cualquiera de los estados considerados por medio de la aplicación  de la ecuación de chapman-kolmogorov (p(n) = p(n-1) *p) a la matriz de transición generada por las probabilidades de transición de los estados.

    Resultados
    En el estudio realizado por la UCIC se consideraron una muestra de 64 ingresos diferentes, cuyos datos fueron registrados por un periodo de 14 meses, es los cuales las estadías de los pacientes variaron entre 1 y 32 días de los cuales se obtuvo la información requerida para el modelamiento de las cadenas de Markov. Para simplificar los cálculos realizados, cada etapa de la Cadena de Markov corresponde a un periodo de dos días y los datos considerados abarcan pacientes que estuvieron entre una y 16 etapas. Así entonces, para cada uno de los 64 ingresos se calculó el  score de cada paciente en cada etapa de su permanencia, lo que determinó, a su vez, la secuencia de estados en el sistema. De las 64 secuencias se obtuvo la siguiente matriz de probabilidades de transición (en una etapa), cuyos elementos Pij corresponden a la probabilidad de pasar de un estado i a un estado j al cabo de dos días:Las probabilidades pijson obtenidas a partir de calcular el cociente entre la cantidad total de transiciones desde el  estado i al  estado j y el total de dichas transiciones que simplemente se inician en el estado i (en otras palabras lo que se está calculando es la frecuencia relativa de las transiciones de los estados partiendo del estado i),  considerando todas aquellas transiciones (en una etapa) que tengan lugar en cualquier etapa del conjunto de secuencias (solo se podrá tener en cuenta las transiciones que estén definidas para los estados). Adicionalmente, es de vital importancia definir las probabilidades de transición para el estado E debido a que cuando el paciente llega a este estado sale del sistema. Definimos las siguientes probabilidades de transición para el estado E:

    Estas probabilidades de transición son debidas a que en estado E es un estado absorbente (no se puede salir de él), ya que este indica la salida de un paciente de la UCIC por lo cual no puede llegar a estar en los riesgos definidos por los estado A, B, C, D.

    Ya definidas las probabilidades de transición, se podrá observar el comportamiento que tendrá el paciente al ingresar a la UCIC en uno cualquiera de los estados considerados por medio de la aplicación  de la ecuación de chapman-kolmogorov (p(n) = p(n-1) *p) a la matriz de transición generada por las probabilidades de transición de los estados.


    Observación: Esta matriz de transición posee dos clases de estados, una clase de estados transigentes, formada por los estados A, B, C y D, y una clase de estados recurrentes, dada por el estado absorbente E. Además, la cadena posee una distribución estacionaria (cuando las probabilidades de largo plazo existen y son independiente de la distribución inicial (f0)) que indica que con probabilidad 1 el paciente hará abandono de la UCIC en el largo plazo.
    A partir de los datos de uno de los grupos se hicieron los cálculos anteriores para obtener la estadía promedio estimada usando valores de n=1,2,…,16 etapas.  Esto resultan de calcular primeramente el número de veces que se visitó un determinado estado j en las n etapas de toda la muestra de este grupo (considerando las secuencias truncadas de hasta n etapas) dividido por el tamaño de la muestra, cuya posterior suma tomando todos los valores posibles de j=A, B, C y D arroja la estadía observada.


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              Obra de teatro para dos mujeres y un hombre MARITALES de Ciro Acevedo Yañez        
    Maritales es una obra ganadora del  premio Dramaturgia  de la prestigiosa  Monte Avila Editores edición 2008. El autor es Ciro Acevedo Yañez, actor, director y dramaturgo venezolano.

    Esta no es una obra para teatro escolar ni con temática juvenil, como su nombre lo indica trata sobre conflictos de pareja que los adolescentes y jóvenes no van a entender.
    Si estas buscando un texto para presentar de manera profesional, sigue leyendo. Y si el texto te gusta ponte en contacto con el autor sobre los derechos de presentación de su obra.

    Obra de teatro para dos mujeres y un hombre

    Maritales

    Personajes 
    SERGIO: Cincuentón bien conservado
    MARY: Próxima a los 30 años. Hermosa
    LAURA: Cuarentona bien conservada.

    Acto I 


    Al centro, un espacio que aparenta ser un ventanal, servirá para proyectar el mundo audiovisual que interiorizan los personajes de este mundo clase media conformado por: Sergio, somnoliento y apoltronado en su chaise longue mientras hace zapping. Viste una bata que le resta juventud. A su lado esparcidos, están los periódicos del día y las revistas económicas de la semana y un bar portátil. 

    Al otro extremo, un par de sillas con una mesa telefonera al centro, es el espacio de Mary. Se aplica una crema para las manos, delicadamente.Viste un negligé poco agraciado. 

    Ambos miran frontalmente al público la secuencia del audiovisual: 
    1. Una misión interplanetaria. Un módulo espacial se desplaza por el universo, al fondo se ve la tierra. 
    2. Grandes inundaciones por efecto invernadero. 
    3. Rostro de niño africano, con evidentes signos de hambre. 
    4. Una pareja brinda amorosamente en un lujoso restaurante. 
    5. Ruinas por un bombardeo en el medio oriente. 
    6. Rostros sonrientes de políticos reunidos en una cumbre mundial. 
    7. Emisión de gases altamente contaminante.  
    8. Deshielo de glaciales. 
    9. Una pareja besándose apasionadamente. 
    10. Subjetiva de una mujer llevándose a la boca una anticonceptiva. 

    (El audio en off es ininteligible porque se ha alterado mecánicamente la velocidad del narrador. A Sergio le causa repulsión la última imagen de la secuencia. Compulso, apaga la emisión del noticiero televisivo. Mary inalterable.)



    SERGIO: ¡Sinvergüenzas!… Razón tenía mamá cuando sentenció que las anticonceptivas, serían el comienzo de la degeneración moral. 
    MARY: Todavía lo dice. 
    SERGIO: Y eso que no se ha enterado que legalizaron la píldora del día después… 
    MARY: (Autómata) Les quedó redondito: la de antes para el «antes» y la del después para… SERGIO: ¡Alcahuetes! En eso se convirtieron los científicos. Por un lado curan los cuerpos y por el otro, pudren los espíritus. 
    MARY: No había pensado en eso. 
    SERGIO: Tampoco yo, pero tu suegra sí... Lo dijo hasta el cansancio. 
    MARY: ¡Como siempre…! (Sonríe) ¿Te dije que papá estuvo en contra de cualquier método? Decía que con esa excusa, ninguna mujer llegaría virgen al matrimonio. 
    SERGIO: ¡Lo mismo que pienso yo! 
    MARY: «Nada que atente contra la vida marital» fue lo último que dijo y murió. 
    SERGIO: Fíjate qué importante eso: murió borracho pero claro en sus ideas.
    MARY: ¡Ah sí!, Es que no soportaba la desfachatez y ¿el libertinaje? menos, le daba ¡asco!…
    SERGIO: Descansa en paz suegro mío. Y tu mami, ¿qué decía?
    MARY: (Se queda en blanco) …Nunca opinó
    SERGIO: Y falta no hizo: apenas la conocí en el manicomio, supe que había sido una santa mujer.
    MARY: (Asiente con su cabeza) Fiel como ninguna.
    SERGIO: Mujer de un solo hombre.
    MARY: Y solamente en dos oportunidades. Una vez para traer al mundo a mi hermana…Y la última
    para que naciera yo.
    SERGIO: Mamá pasó una sola vez por ese asqueroso afán.
    MARY: Valió la pena. Lo único que le adeudas es un nieto.
    SERGIO: El tiempo de Dios es perfecto. (Se le escapa un bostezo. Hojea la revista.)
    MARY: Lo tenemos todo para que el niño venga.
    SERGIO: (Por la revista) Inmuebles, Inversiones...
    MARY: (Por sus carencias) Amor… Ansias.
    SERGIO: Todo. Aquí está todo… para llegar a la meta.
    MARY: Hasta mis últimos óvulos sanos. ¿Hasta cuándo esperamos?
    SERGIO: (Cae en cuenta de que hablan de diferentes temas)…Deberían preguntárselo a mamá. (Reparando) ¿Y esa bata? (A Mary la felicidad se le dibuja en el rostro. Él esquiva su mirada hundiendo su atención en un artículo de la revista).
    MARY: ¿Te gusta? A mí, mucho (Gira lenta y torpemente sobre sí para llamar su atención). Por la seda, el corte… el color… ¡Por la fecha!
    SERGIO: ¡Degenerada! ¿Cómo se le puede dejar a una mujer ser tan cara dura?
    MARY: ¡Sergio!, amorcito… ¿Qué pasó?
    SERGIO: La maratonista ésta… (Señala la revista) la muy sinvergüenza ganó todos los premios porque usaba esteroides...
    MARY: (Aliviada) Pensé que...
    SERGIO: Que sí tenía condiciones y que había llegado a la meta, honradamente.
    MARY: Exactamente.
    SERGIO: Ya decía que, tanta perfección en ese cuerpo, no era normal. (Detalla a Mary) ¡Normal eres tú!… ¡Estás como estás! Vas con tu edad.
    MARY: (Se detalla) ¿Tú crees?
    SERGIO: Claro. Esa bata, por ejemplo, va bien contigo. A simple vista uno dice: Ella es… toda una señora.
    MARY: Si quieres… me la quito.
    SERGIO: (Escandalizado) ¿Aquí? Estás loca. Cada cosa en su lugar. (Mary baja su cabeza apenada) ¿Qué pasa?
    MARY: ¿A mí? Nada. Solamente pues… como son las doce de la noche y te tienes que levantar tan temprano… pensé que deberíamos… acostarnos…
    SERGIO: (Bosteza) Con razón se me disparó mi reloj biológico.
    MARY: (Desconcertada) ¿Ya tienes sueño?
    SERGIO: Como nunca.
    MARY: Yo no.
    SERGIO: ¿Tomaste las pastillas?
    MARY: ¿Hoy…?
    SERGIO: Y mañana y pasado… y siempre. Mary, tú no puedes jugar con el tratamiento.
    MARY: Pero Sergio…
    SERGIO: Sin ningún «pero». Tómatelas y mientras tanto, reviso las cerraduras. (Se va por el lado izquierdo.)
    MARY: (Lo ve salir y se desconcierta. Toma el teléfono y marca un número, llena de nerviosismo) Laura… ¿Estás ahí? Chica, perdóname la hora… pero… ¡Sergio no recordó que estamos de aniversario! Además, tiene sueño y yo… Si puedes llámame ahorita o… mañana… ¡o cuando te salga, pues!… ¡Cónchale vale, ¿qué te pasa conmigo? Devuélveme las llamadas!
    (Cuelga el auricular. Toma el portarretratos y contempla la fotografía de su boda. En la ventana-pantalla vemos lo que ella observa. La iluminación cambia, circunscribiéndola. Toma un vaso con agua y unas pastillas, las traga.)
    Mary: (Obstinada y a sí misma) Mary, atragántate de pepas y a dormir (Resopla deprimida y congela
    su movimiento brevemente).
    (En off se oye efecto de click obturador de cámara fotográfica. Cambio de iluminación. La fotografía proyectada se difumina. Mary, se levanta quitándose sensualmente la bata. La que trae por debajo es
    una versión más atrevida de la que tenía puesta —tal y como le gustaría llevarla diariamente—. Se sienta en el chaise longue de su marido. Toma el control remoto.)
    SERGIO: (Dicharachero) ¡Sinvergüenzas!... Razón tenía mamá cuando sentenció que, la píldora anticonceptiva, sería el comienzo de la degeneración.
    MARY: Todavía lo dice...
    SERGIO: Por decirlo nomás… ¡Con las lagunas que tiene! (Toma el control y apaga la TV). Mary,
    mírame mi amor. Llegó tu diversión.
    MARY: Ay, no lo digas así que pareces un viejo verde.
    Siempre estás pensando en lo mismo.
    SERGIO: Ah… ¿y tú no?
    MARY: Sí, igual pero lo disimulo. Anda, acuéstate…
    SERGIO: (Relamiéndose) ¿Ya? ¿De una vez?
    MARY: Claro… Mañana tienes que ir a lo oficina… ¿O, no? Sergio va al barcito y toma una copa, se sirve un trago.
    SERGIO: ¿Sabes qué? Inventaría cualquier pretexto para no ir.
    MARY: (Doble intencionada) Tienes que cumplir.
    SERGIO: (Pausita) Me pareció oír a mamá. (Contiene su risa burlona) ¿Un traguito?
    MARY: Si me tomo uno… iré por el segundo y después (Ríe insinuante), no respondo.
    SERGIO: Date con furia pero calladita… (Sirve dos tragos)
    MARY: ¡No, vale! Me pica la lengua de las ganas que tengo…
    SERGIO: (Infantil) Mami… Hoy no...
    MARY: Ay sí papi… déjame decirte, eso que tanto te excita.
    SERGIO: Estoy «ladillado» de oír tanta «habladera» de paja.
    MARY: Anda, déjame hablarte como la tipa de la línea caliente.
    SERGIO: (Se carcajea) ¡Coño, no!… Esa tipa es gorda, miope y con aliento de morgue. ¡Cómo se nota que no sabes de publicidad! (Le ofrece el trago) (Mary desganada niega con su cabeza y lo recibe) ¡Salud!
    MARY: Ya va, primero dime, ¿por qué brindaremos?
    SERGIO: ¿Por qué va hacer? Por mi «empresa matrimonial». Por los cinco años invirtiendo y ganando.
    MARY: (Emocionada) ¡Gordo! Pensé que te habías olvidado…
    (Chocan las copas)
    SERGIO: Mal pensada. Es más, anteayer en plena reunión con los creativos que estaban exponiendo
    las ideas para una campaña de un producto —qué sé yo—, el Presidente me preguntó: «Sergio, ¿có -
    mo las ves?».
    MARY: ¿Y tú?
    SERGIO: (Poético. Soñador) «Redondas… firmes y tersas» (transición). ¡Mary, pensaba en tus tetas! (Ríe).
    MARY: (Ríe feliz) ¡Ocioso! Y ¿cómo lo remediaste?
    SERGIO: Como todo en este país: a punta de lengua. No importa lo que digas, lo importante es que no pares de hablar.
    MARY: (Muerta de la risa) O sea, que no dijiste nada… porque si te sinceraras…
    SERGIO: Ay, mamá… y con lo que me gusta a mí decirlo, ¡rico! Y que me lo digas.
    MARY: ¿Viste, viste que sí te gusta que te diga cochinadas? ¡Pura pinta! Te haces el formalito y lo que llevas abajo es un volcán.
    SERGIO: Caliente y a punto de estallar…
    MARY: Si te conocieran... en la oficina…
    SERGIO: ¿Qué te crees tú? ¿Que trabajo en la Santa Sede? ¡Sí cómo no! Esos carajos con un par de
    estos (señala el whisky) se olvidan del mercadeo y lo que están pendientes es de…
    MARY: De lo mismo que tú ¿O, no?
    SERGIO: Todos somos unos bichitos…
    MARY: La diferencia es que esos viejos tienen que pagar…
    SERGIO: ¡Y duro!… a sus secretarias.
    MARY: A sus peluqueras.
    AMBOS: ¡A sus puticas! (Ríen)
    MARY: En cambio tú sabes que aquí lo tienes todo-todito.
    SERGIO: (Se le aparta) ¡Otro traguito me vendría bien!
    MARY: Y por eso es que te haces el duro… (Sergio observa, sin saber qué decir. Ella haciéndose la
    importante) Y no me mires así que, lamentablemente, mis hormonas… duermen… roncan…
    SERGIO:Yo sé desperezarlas…
    MARY: (Bosteza) ¿Ah, sí?
    SERGIO: Ujúm… prefiero esperar a que se despierten…
    MARY: ¡Ay, que paciente eres…! Pasarán años.
    SERGIO: Lo bueno se hace esperar.
    MARY: ¿Y cómo sabes cuándo ellas despiertan y gritan: ¡Acción!?¿las presientes? (Sergio niega) ¿Las husmeas? (Ídem) Entonces, dime, coño, ¿cómo haces…? ¡Anda dímelo, papi!
    (Sergio rie e imita, a través de un gesto manual, el tic nervioso recurrente y particular de Mary.)
    MARY: ¡Qué bolas…me descubriste! (Desencajada) Cada veintiocho días me da por… ¡Y yo creyendo que no lo habías notado!
    SERGIO: Me hago el pendejo… Tranquila vale, sentir ganas es sentir la vida. Además, tú eres así como especial… porque le pones musiquita (Compone el tic físico y el sonido onomatopéyico). ¡Unma trum tic-tic… tic-tic! ¡Unma trum tic-tic… tictic! ¡Unma trum tic-tic… tic-tic! ¡Unma trum tictic…tic-tic!
    (Mary, histérica, le lanza las revistas. Sergio, protegiéndose rie y sale de escena por el lado izquierdo. Ella queda congelada y en su rostro se dibuja pánico. En off se oye efecto de click obturador de cámara fotográfica. Cambio de iluminación. Regresa Sergio, trae una chaqueta de cuero en su brazo y un whisky servido. Descansa la chaqueta en el respaldo de su chaise longue. Detalla a su mujer y se le abalanza. La abraza. La besa por la oreja tiernamente. Ella lo esquiva. El insiste y luego intenta
    besarle, pero Mary se le separa.)
    MARY: Deja. (Pausa) ¿Qué es lo que decía tu mamá de la anticonceptiva hace cuarenta años?
    SERGIO: (Desganado) ¿Otra vez con el mismo cuento?
    MARY: Es que he estado pensando que el punto no es la píldora anticonceptiva que una se traga. Bueno, tú sabes que yo nunca la he tomado.
    SERGIO: Déjate de pensar y pasemos a la acción.
    MARY: ¡Quédate quieto! Oye esto: el punto a discutir es sobre las ganas que se tiene de ser fiel o no.
    SERGIO: (Insiste en tomarla) Ese no es el punto...
    MARY: ¿Ah no…? Y entonces, ¿cuál es?
    SERGIO: El que te hago sentir (Agarrándolo, excitado) ¿Sí? Déjate, anda, estoy full… (Quiere acostarla sobre su chaise longue. Mary lo vuelve a esquivar)
    MARY: En público, no... ¿Qué te pasa? Además, no me gusta que me trates así, como si yo fuese una
    cualquiera… (tomando la chaqueta y, por oficio, limpia el polvo.) Soy una señora, ¿okey?
    SERGIO: Okey, señora para lo demás pero NO para mí… Si no tuvieras ganas, no te vestirías así…
    MARY: ¿Así cómo? ¿Ah? ¿Dime?
    SERGIO: ¡In… insinuante… pues!
    MARY: ¡Esto es el colmo! Me prometes llegar temprano y te apareces a la media noche, a medio palo
    y encima me vienes con sandeces.
    (Mary va a salir pero percibe que en el bolsillo de la chaqueta hay una tarjeta. La palpa. Cruza miradas con Sergio. La revisa y, en el enves, lee un número telefónico.)
    MARY: (Modulando exageradamente el nombre que lee en la tarjeta) «Xiomara’s Stylos». ¿De cuando acá tu compañía se encarga de publicitar una peluquería de medio pelo?
    SERGIO: Espérate Mary, que las cosas no son como parecen.
    MARY: Eso es justamente lo que yo digo porque…
    SERGIO: Porque ya vas a empezar a calumniarme.
    MARY: ¿De qué te acusas si todavía no he dicho nada?…
    SERGIO: Te conozco.
    MARY: Y yo también. Por eso intuyo que esta tarjeta pertenece a aquella cosa que se nos cruzó al mediodía, en la puerta del restaurante.
    SERGIO:Ya, va. Ya va…
    MARY: (Cuaima) Ese envoltorio, celulítico, recubierta de chatarras sonoras y peliteñida, sólo puede llamarse Xiomara… ¿O me equivoco señor publicista?
    SERGIO: ¡Qué vaina contigo! ¿Cómo se te ocurre? Además, en qué momento yo… ¿yo, hablé con alguien?
    MARY: Claro que tuviste tiempo.
    SERGIO: Qué bolas.
    MARY: Cuando compré la revista en el kiosco. Te conozco, mosco.
    SERGIO: ¿Vas a seguir con lo mismo? Te dije que no hablé con ella, que simplemente me metí en el
    carro. ¡Verta!
    MARY: (Repara en el envés de la tarjeta) Cero, cuatro, uno… ¿Y por qué tienes su número escrito a
    mano? ¡Coño!
    SERGIO: ¿Cuántas tarjetas no recibo al día, Mary? Yo ando en la calle… Veo, hablo con gente… Lo menos que puede aparecer en mi chaqueta es… ¡es una bendita tarjeta!
    MARY: Júramelo.
    SERGIO: Te lo juro por las cenizas de mi padre.
    MARY: (Conteniendo la ira) Mi suegro está vivo, ¡infeliz!
    SERGIO: Pero morirá y habrá que incinerarlo… ya lo pidió.
    MARY: Búrlate de mí.
    SERGIO: ¡Otra vaina más!
    MARY: Claro sí… A ver, júramelo por tu madre.
    SERGIO: Está bien… (Levanta la mano desanimado) Por mi mamá.
    MARY: Así no. Jura con un puñado de cruces… ¡y los besas!
    SERGIO: ¿Qué te pasa?
    MARY: (Deprimiéndose) Que me siento otra vez… engañada… estafada… utilizada…
    SERGIO: Es como mucho. ¿No te parece?
    MARY: Muchísimo, porque no tienes límites. (Sergio se señala incrédulo) Tú, sí… tú mismo, chico. ¿O es que tú crees que ya me olvidé de la cantidad de veces que te vi, metiéndole ojo a cuanta «bichita» se cruzaba frente a ti?
    SERGIO: ¿Te tomaste el antidepresivo?
    MARY: (Histérica) Fue casarme contigo para que se te cayera la máscara.
    SERGIO: ¡Qué máscara ni qué nada!
    MARY: En plena luna de miel, te conseguí con… con la fichera esa.
    SERGIO:Me viste hablando con la directora de Atención al Cliente del casino.
    MARY: Hablarían lenguas muertas… porque con la «peliteñida», no te oí sino te vi.
    SERGIO: Y vuelve el mismo sonsonete. Ponme otra musiquita, vale.
    MARY: Tú que (lo imita) «no, chica, viste mal… no es así»… ¡Y era así!… Y después la otra, la otra y la otra… ¡Coño, yo no pude haber estado viendo alucinaciones siempre!
    SERGIO: ¿Y por qué no? (Pausita tensa) Tu psiquiatra me explicó que esa fase alucinatoria es la peor. (Mary se desarma) Yo trato de entenderte, pero pon de tu parte (Pausa). Ven, vamos al cuarto.
    MARY: No. No voy a acostumbrarme a arreglarlo todo en la cama. (Toma el teléfono inalámbrico y marca el número de la tarjeta) Cero cuatro uno…
    SERGIO: ¡Mira la hora que es! Dame acá eso.
    (Mary se le escapa mientras continúa marcando.)
    MARY: Ya va. ¡Ella es mi solución! Quiero que tu peluquera me decolore y que me ponga aquí (se toma el cabello), ese amarillo putica que tanto te excita…
    SERGIO: ¡Estás de remate, chica!
    MARY: ¿Aló? (dulcemente celosa) Estoy llamando de parte del «Publicista»… Bueno, porque soy su
    asistente personal… Óyeme pendeja: lo sé todo.
    SERGIO: ¡Mentiras!
    MARY: Me dijo que te quería hacer (doble intencionada) «un casting» porque tú tienes el tipo que a ese cliente enloquece… Porque le gustan gordas, ordinarias y putas como tú.
    SERGIO: ¡No le creas, Xiomara!
    (Mary cuelga. Ambos se miran con tensión.)
    SERGIO: ¿Qué ganaste con eso?
    MARY: (Señala con sus dedos) Dos cosas. Dos nomás. La seguridad y la libertad.
    SERGIO:Y una camisa de fuerza.
    MARY: ¡Estoy segura que no alucino, señor antifaz!
    SERGIO: Epa, sin ofensas porque así no podemos hablar…
    MARY: Te digo más: haré lo que me venga en gana sin remordimientos de conciencia.
    SERGIO: ¿Tú? No me hagas reír…
    MARY: Carcajéate. Dale. Comienza. A partir de mañana, me tiro a la calle y el primero que me haga un cruce de luces, me lo llevo a la cama.
    SERGIO: (Burlón) ¿Quién iba a decir que terminarías tan liberal? (Transición) Eso no te lo crees ni tú misma, ¡necia!
    MARY: ¿No dijo el cura que la mujer tiene que seguir al hombre en lo bueno y en lo malo? Entonces lo haré al pie de la letra.
    SERGIO: Párame ese cuento ahí, Mary, que no me la voy a calar.
    MARY: Déjame terminar. Estoy hablando de lo que te gusta.
    SERGIO: Gustarme ¿qué?
    MARY: El tema de los cachos te debe morbosear…
    SERGIO: ¿A mí?
    MARY: A ti. Porque, si no, ¿cómo me explico que me engañes tanto?
    SERGIO: ¡Doble play, pues!
    MARY: Acéptalo y ya. ¡Estás loco, loquito por enterarte de que meto a cientos, a miles de hombres en tu cama!
    SERGIO: ¿Ah sí…? (Siguiéndole el juego por morbo) ¿Y? Y… ¿Qué le haces? ¡Vamos, cuéntamelo! Ábrete conmigo. Una fantasía puede tenerla cualquiera. (La toma entre sus brazos.)
    MARY: ¡Hiedes a caña!
    SERGIO: (Excitado) Di la verdad, di que te huelo a macho excitado.
    MARY: (Renuente) Suéltame…
    SERGIO: ¡Libérate! (La manosea) Imagínate que yo no soy yo. Imagínate que me trajiste de la calle… tómame… anda… házmelo.
    MARY: (Lo abofetea) ¡Respétame!
    SERGIO: ¡Y tú a mí! Ni en serio ni en joda me complaces. Entonces ¿qué?, ¿me vas a tener en perpetua cuarentena?
    MARY: Resuélvete como siempre. Con la de turno o manualmente, tú verás. Porque éste cuerpo, señor antifaz, éste que tanto despreciaste, no será tuyo, nunca más. ¡Nunca!
    (Mary sale de escena altiva. Sergio no sabe qué hacer. Se sirve un trago. Toma el control remoto, lo pulsa y se enciende la ventana-pantalla. Las luces bajan a penumbras. Bebe a fondo blanco. En off se oye efecto de click obturador de cámara fotográfica. Cambio de iluminación. Sergio se derrumba mientras se proyecta por video una secuencia rápida de planos de piel, tanto de hombre como de mujer. Contornos, líneas. Sólo piel. Se abre una luz y Mary está, exactamente igual al momento
    en que iba a salir, pero percibió que en el bolsillo de la chaqueta de Sergio había una tarjeta. Ambos se congelan. Mary, mientras cruza miradas con Sergio, revisa en el bolsillo de la chaqueta. Extrae la tarjeta. Le van ta su mano, llevando cerca de su rostro asemejando una cuña televisiva.)
    MARY: (Modulando exageradamente el nombre que leen en la tarjeta) «Xiomara’s Stylos» (Pausa. Realiza el tic corporal y el sonido onomatopéyico). Unma trum tic-tic… tic-tic.
    SERGIO: (Para sí) Las cosas no son como parecen (Se percata de la presencia de Mary. Se le acerca en franco galanteo. La imita) ¡Unma…!
    MARY: …Trummmmmm!!!!
    AMBOS: tic-tic… tic-tic tic-tic… tic-tic tic-tic… tic-tic
    (Se carcajean. Se abrazan sensualmente. Se alejan repitiendo el tic. Todo en escena oscurece. Solamente queda la secretaria de la ventana-pantalla repitiéndose. Pausa escénica. Luego un timbre telefónico. La luz. Es un nuevo día. Mary, entra vestida igual a como la vimos en la primera escena. Está desganada. Trae entre manos la chaqueta que corresponde al traje con el que se vestirá Sergio. Toma el auricular.)
    MARY: ¿Aló?… Hola Laura. No te preocupes… Nos levantamos temprano. Todo bien. ¿Y tú, qué?
    ¿Pasó algo? Amiguita me tienes abandonada… Sí, sí ya sé que tu novio, no te deja sola… Me
    alegro por ti… ¿Sergio? pues…
    SERGIO: (Desde adentro) ¿La chaqueta?
    MARY: (Habla alto) Aquí la tengo. (A Laura) Disculpa Laura, pero tú sabes que ésta es la hora de la
    corredera y tengo que atender al «señor», como Dios manda. Todo en su lugar, a la hora en punto
    porque si no…
    SERGIO: (Desde adentro) ¿Le pongo azúcar blanca a tu café?
    MARY: (Le responde) No. Ponle edulcorante, por fa… (A Laura) Laura, yo voy a estar aquí todo el día. Déjate de eso. No tengo ánimos para salir, mejor vente y me cuentas todo lo de Omar… (Ríe)
    Francamente nunca te había sentido así, tan envalentonada… ¿te espero? No tienes por qué anunciarte. Ok. Chao… (Cuelga.) (Aparece en escena Sergio con dos tazas de café. Ya está vestido para su nueva jornada laboral. Mary lo ayudará, cual madre, a vestir. Le arregla la corbata, la
    correa y hasta la pollina le peina.)
    SERGIO: (Le entrega la taza de café) ¿Hablabas con Laura?
    MARY: ¿Con quien más?
    SERGIO: ¿Y esa cara?
    MARY: La de siempre.
    SERGIO: No me engañes. Tómate el café. (Ella lo hace) ¿Te pasa algo?
    MARY: No me hagas caso.
    SERGIO: Y ¿por qué no? Eres mi esposa desde hace, ¿cuántos? ¿Seis años?
    MARY: Exactamente, ayer los cumplimos.
    SERGIO: ¿Ayer? Ay coño, ¡Se me pasó otra vez!
    MARY: Igual que el año pasado.
    SERGIO: Es que uno, no está pendiente de… (Pausa. Bebe) Me lo hubieses recordado… tal vez anoche habríamos tenido un poco de acción…
    MARY: Por favor, Sergio.
    SERGIO: Deja que me excuse: un marido debe cumplir con sus obligaciones maritales.
    MARY: El año pasado tampoco tuvimos nada y no te reclamé. Para mí no son obligaciones.
    SERGIO: Pero lo son. En parte sí. A ver si lo entiendes mejor: es una parte del todo.
    MARY: Se te va hacer tarde.
    SERGIO: Mi deber es resolverte casa, comida, comodidad y…
    MARY: Y nada más. Yo estoy bien, porque tú cumples en todo…
    SERGIO: En casi todo, porque me falta la última «ce» (Enumera) Casa… Comida… Comodidad y…
    Ca-ma.
    MARY: ¡Ordinario! Ni que eso fuera necesario…
    SERGIO: (Recoge la taza de ella y mira en el fondo) ¿Ah, no?
    MARY: No. Lo único que me falta es un carajito.
    SERGIO: Te falta acabar… (Por la taza) Te queda un sorbo. (Le devuelve la taza. Mary lo mira incrédula y luego bebe) Yo sé que tú a veces quisieras más pero debes comprender que si no hago uso
    del matrimonio todos los días es porque tengo que madrugar… y por las noches, pues, llego muy cansado.
    MARY: (Como una letanía) Por las reuniones interminables, por tu jefe insoportable, por el cliente
    imbécil que no sabe lo que quiere…
    SERGIO: Entonces lo único que me provoca al llegar es…
    MARY: Tomarte un whisky
    SERGIO: Exactamente… y como me relajo tanto pues… se me olvida lo demás (va a salir con las dos tazas).
    MARY: Déjalas aquí. (Por la chaqueta) Ven, póntela… y ya… que no te estoy reclamando nada… Si tu mamá te oyera, pensaría que le estoy faltando al juramento que le hice.
    SERGIO: (Atento) ¿Qué juramento?
    MARY: Pues eso de que (la imita) «Hay cosas más bellas y espirituales en qué pensar».
    SERGIO: Mi vieja… no se pela… (Colocándose la chaqueta) Porque si yo no trabajo duro, ¿de dónde vamos a sacar para darnos esta vida?
    MARY: Si tú me dejaras. Con mi Licenciatura en Mercadeo, pues.
    SERGIO: No tienes experiencia. Lo que te sale es un empleo público ¿Y tú crees que con un sueldito
    de esos se puede vivir como nos gusta? ¡Por favor! Tendrías que ser Ministra.
    MARY: Por lo menos pagaría mis cosas.
    SERGIO: No te alcanzará ni para la peluquería. Y mucho menos para tus medicamentos. Qué proletaria eres. Piensa más arriba. ¡Business - business!
    MARY: (Burlona y vengativa) Ay sí… porque tú eres el dueño de la compañía…
    SERGIO: Todavía, no. Pero tampoco soy el que empezó creyendo que todo me sería fácil. Que con mi cara y mi título tendría el mundo a mis pies. Yo hice lo que me enseñó papá: trabajar duro, sin
    excusas, sin ausencias y por mi cuenta.
    MARY: (Para sí) Sin importarte nadie.
    SERGIO: (En lo suyo) ¡Duro para escalar! (Ignorándola) Razón tenía cuando dijo: «Lo primero en la vida es el trabajo, sin trabajo no hay matrimonio que dure y sin matrimonio no hay sociedad completa».
    MARY: (Enganchándose de nuevo) Papá también decía lo mismo… pero nunca lo practicó.
    SERGIO: (En lo suyo) Y cuando se bebía unos cuantos tragos, en la Hermandad Gallega, me aconsejaba, (Lo imita cual gallego, fumando compulso) «Después, si te sobra tiempo hijo (tose), pues, desahógate con tu mujer…».
    MARY: Desahogar… ¿qué?
    SERGIO: La naturaleza del hombre. Somos diferentes: Mente diferente, cuerpo diferente, hormonas… todo, ¿entiendes? (Mary niega. Él en pose de machote) Cultívate mujer: anatomía pura y diferencial (se toma los testículos).
    MARY: (Molesta) ¡Chico…! (Pausa) Mamá nunca me habló de eso. Pobrecita, a lo mejor papá tampoco se desahogaba con ella. Como todos los días llegaba borracho pues… (Repentinamente se ahoga en sollozos).
    SERGIO: Te he dicho que no deberías recordar a tu familia. Mira cómo te pones. ¿Tomaste el antidepresivo? (Mary asiente) Últimamente te he visto rara… Deberías volver con el psiquiatra (Mary niega con la cabeza). O al endocrinólogo, pues… Él dijo que tenías problemas con la tiroides. Hipo -
    tiroidismo, ¿no fue eso lo que dijo? (Mary asiente) Y que por eso es que te deprimes, por nada
    más… (Mira su reloj) ¡La hora que es! Si no fuera por el tráfico.
    MARY: No te preocupes. Anda, vete ya. Te va agarrar la cola.
    SERGIO: Claro, claro… ¿Estás bien, verdad? Cualquier cosa, me llamas. (Va a salir, se devuelve) Casi me iba sin darte el besito de «feliz día».
    MARY: Tranquilo. Laura vendrá dentro de un rato.
    SERGIO: Aconséjala que no se case.
    MARY: ¿Y, por qué no? Lleva un tiempito saliendo con Omar.
    SERGIO: Lo mismo le pasó antes. Mas tardó saliendo que casada.
    MARY: Dos matrimonios perdidos… No ha tenido suerte, la pobre.
    SERGIO: O a lo mejor es que exige demasiado «la rica». Tiene pinta.
    MARY: Sergio, por favor…
    SERGIO: Eso lo notamos los hombres. Ah, que no lo digamos, es otra cosa.
    MARY: Ella no habla de su vida íntima.
    SERGIO: Es que un ser normal no necesita hablar, hacer y deshacer diariamente eso. Fíjate en nosotros ¿No la pasamos bien sin ser adictos sexuales? (Mary asiente) «Hay cosas más…».
    MARY: (Completando)… «Más bellas y espirituales en qué pensar». Aunque claro, hay que hacerlo para engendrar. (Se enternece) ¿Te imaginas que tengamos una niña? Le enseñaremos eso también.
    SERGIO: ¡Coño, la cola! (le da un besito, «piquito» desazonado.) (Sergio sale rápido de escena. Mary lo mira irse. Pausa. Detalla todo a su alrededor con infinita desolación. Se desploma en su silla. Reacciona sólo para tomar el teléfono sin marcar números.)
    MARY: ¿Dónde estás, Laura? Vente rápido, me siento malísima.
    (Cuelga el teléfono. Se recuesta. Cierra los ojos. Su cuerpo queda laxo. La iluminación cambia. Se abre un cenital al fondo y aparece Laura. Viste un traje ajustado y descotado. Trae puesta una peluca de color amarillo. Se aproxima a Mary.)
    LAURA: (Como una letanía) Todas las semanas, de todos los meses, de todos los años que llevas de
    casada, te sientes malísima.
    MARY: ¿Será el hipotiroidismo?
    LAURA: (Encogiéndose de hombros) ¡Qué sé yo! Tu hermana nunca sufrió de eso pero igualito cayó
    en el picadero.
    MARY: No quiero hablar de mi familia.
    LAURA: Mejor, los muertos ya no son familia de una.
    MARY: Su razón tendría cuando decidió quitarse la vida.
    LAURA: Cosa que nunca entendí. ¡Zape! (Incisiva) Y tampoco entiendo a las que están aprontando su mortaja. Para mí la vida es ¡energía! Así que, vamos levántate (La ayuda a incorporarse).
    MARY: (Quejumbrosa) Estoy aporreadísima.
    LAURA: (Exageradísima) ¿No me digas que te dio? Mary, tú no puedes encubrirlo. Mira que si te
    callas la primera vez te convertirás en su perita de boxeo.
    MARY: ¿Cómo se te ocurre? Sergio es un santo. ¿No te das cuenta cómo me tiene…?
    LAURA: ¡Hecha mierda!
    MARY: No, Laura. Soy yo la que me escoñeto sola.
    LAURA: Así era yo, hasta que me dejé de pendejadas.
    MARY: ¡Ay! (Se soba los brazos y la nuca) Estoy como entumecida.
    LAURA: ¡Me asustaste, vale! Porque como yo he visto tanto.
    MARY: (Imitándola) Y has recorrido tanto… ¡Ay!
    LAURA: Y lo que me falta… ¿No dicen que a la tercera es la vencida? Bien para allá voy… y si no, pues, será a la cuarta, o la quinta, o…
    MARY: (Por sus dolores) Ay… ¿Será falta de ejercicio? ¡Ay!
    LAURA: Puede ser. Chica, pon a sudar ese cuerpo.
    MARY: La verdad es que no me provoca dar un paso afuera.
    LAURA: Cuando tengo mis bajones, pues, convierto a Omar en mi entrenador personal.
    MARY: (Sonríe adolorida) Tú siempre con el mismo tema.
    LAURA: Es que todo está unido a eso. Fíjate, a lo mejor a ti te saldría bien una buena sesión de aerobic… Ahí, en tu misma cama, con tu maridito.
    MARY: ¿Tú dices?
    LAURA: Claro. Después de un buen round, sentirás la eficacia de los cardiovasculares… Cero tensión, cero dolor... y lo más rico, es que te sentirás livianita.
    MARY: No todo en la pareja es piel… También cuenta el mundo de ideas.
    LAURA: En eso somos geniales. Omar no es de mucho hablar, pero para inventar, está mandado a hacer.
    MARY: Ah… ¿sí…?
    LAURA: Y ¿por qué crees tú que me tiene medio loca? (Ríe) «Mi culito» 􀀀yo le digo así, tú sabes􀀀 ese no le para a nada. ¡Hace y deshace!
    MARY: Y, ¿qué es lo que hace?
    LAURA: Si me desea, me lo dice y me tiene.
    MARY: ¿Y tú?
    LAURA: Si lo deseo, se lo digo y me tiene. Nos damos con furia.
    MARY: ¿Con la luz encendida o apagada?
    LAURA: Encendida.
    MARY: ¿Con ropa o sin ropa?
    LAURA: ¡Desnudos, de bolas, como tiene que ser!
    MARY: (Desvía la mirada. Nerviosa) Pero eso no lo es todo…
    LAURA: Estas pálida.
    MARY: (Titubea) El mundo es contención, reglas... normativas...
    LAURA: Y las manos… te tiemblan
    MARY: (Severa) Riendas… riendas… no se puede andar desbocado.
    LAURA: Y la boca también… Mary, perdóname...
    MARY: Esa libertad es dañina… todo lo corrompe… todo… todo.
    LAURA: ¡Qué lengüilarga soy, en vez de quedarme callada! ¿Te busco una pepa?
    MARY: Deja, deja. Es… que la cabeza me da vueltas… ¡la cabeza, el estómago… todo el cuerpo!
    LAURA: Mejor será que te deje descansar.
    MARY: No, no… quédate conmigo… estoy harta de la cama.
    LAURA: ¡Porque no la aprovechas! Dormir se puede en cualquier lugar, pero francamente a tu edad, a mí no me dolía, lo que se llama «nada»: Y mira que no paraba de bonchar. Que si la disco, la playa… el Ávila… y aquellas perdidas… (Ríe) Chama, me despertaba sin saber en dónde ni con quién estaba (Se carcajea).
    MARY: Por eso es que siempre quise ser tu amiga…
    LAURA: Yo también te puse el ojo, en pleno entierro de tu hermana y, me dije: «Esa carajita es de pinga… No voy a dejar que le pase lo mismo, ¡Qué va! ¡Le sacaré la telaraña de la cabeza!».
    MARY: Y así fue.
    LAURA: Casi, fue.
    MARY: Contigo pasé mi primer trasnocho. Me fumé el primer y último cachito.
    LAURA: (Riéndose) Sí vale, tosiste como una tuberculosa y te dio sueño. Qué bien ibas, mi pana… hasta que te echaste a perder cuando te enamoraste de Sergio.
    MARY: Él no me cambió. Él siempre fue muy formal…
    LAURA: (Para sí) Anormal… diría yo.
    MARY: Eso fue lo que más me gustó... Yo buscaba algo en serio…
    LAURA: «Y en serie», di también. Porque tu vida, desde que te casaste, ha sido el propio dramón.
    MARY: Con sus altos y bajos… Ahí vamos… Ayer cumplimos seis años.
    LAURA: ¿Seis? Eso para mí sería un record Guiness. Y, ¿no te fastidias de lo mismo? O sea… (Mary desvía la mirada) Con razón estás molida. Echa tu cuento. (Mary ríe como una tonta para llenar el
    espacio de las dudas) Lo único que falta es que ahora me digas que el tipo no te funciona.
    MARY: …Sí, claro que sí. Sergio, es… es… bien.
    LAURA: ¿Dotado?
    MARY: ¿Cómo así? Laurita él es bien, bien chévere...
    LAURA: Ay…chama, ¡me afocas con tu convicción! (Ríe)
    MARY: De verdad que sí… él es...
    LAURA: Lo que es y punto. Y bueno, si te funciona sácale provecho y verás cómo se te quitan todos
    esos bajones.
    MARY: Si tú lo dices.
    LAURA: Lo digo yo y muchos científicos también. Chama, dicen que la vaina es tan, pero tan heavy, que te sube la endorfina ¿tú sabes lo que eso? (Mary niega) ¡Que ya no tendrás que tomar antidepresivos! (Ríe)
    MARY: Se ve bonita esa idea…
    LAURA: Pero tú, no. (Enfática) Tú te ves patética. Haz algo por ti. Renuévate. Anda, ve a cambiarte,
    aunque sea por fuera. (Mary sale de escena. Laura se ubica en un extremo del proscenio para mirar al supuesto vecino, pero en realidad detalla a los hombres del público. La luz general baja y solamente un reflector la circunscribe. Se ilumina la pantalla-ventana. Es un primer plano de Sergio,
    con lentes oscuros, que dialoga con Laura virtualmente, ella le responde desde su lugar.)
    SERGIO: ¿Ya no te gusto?
    LAURA: Me caso dentro de poco.
    SERGIO: Esa no es la pregunta.
    LAURA: Pero es mi verdad.
    SERGIO: ¿Y de cuándo acá los hombres y las mujeres se dicen la verdad? (Se quita los lentes y sonríe maliciosamente detallándola).
    (Mary entra a escena, vestida idénticamente a Laura. Trae un sobre en su mano. La proyección sale.)
    MARY: (Histérica) ¡Me lo estabas ocultando! Pero, ¿cómo no me di cuenta antes?
    LAURA: (Asustada) Mary, las cosas no son como parecen.
    MARY: La misma frase trillada del desgraciado ese…
    LAURA: Quiero decir…
    MARY: Nada. Tú no tienes nada que decir…
    LAURA: Pero, déjame hablar, coño.
    MARY: Y ¿qué vas a decir? ¿Ah? Primero, tienes que saber cuál es el asunto para después opinar.
    LAURA: No entiendo.
    MARY: Ese es tu problema conmigo. No me escuchas. No me dejas decir mis cosas. ¿Por qué dices que eres mi amiga si me haces eso?
    LAURA: Epa, no es así… yo te lo puedo explicar.
    MARY: Ajá dime, ¿Qué puedo hacer si el desgraciado ese, hipotecó este apartamento, hasta los muebles, para comprarse un penthouse en Panamá... (Llora).
    LAURA: (Boquiabierta y aliviada por la confusión) ¡No! O sea…
    MARY: Sí… (Por el sobre) Aquí lo dice… y me quedé en la calle porque lo demandaron por incumplimiento.
    LAURA: Es como para matarlo y lanzarlo al Canal.
    MARY: Ni eso vale la pena porque terminaré, limpia y pudriéndome en la cárcel.
    LAURA: Espérate, no te pongas así… A lo mejor eso no procede, porque tú eres la señora y si no firmaste, pues…
    MARY: Sí firmé…
    LAURA: Ah vaina… entonces, ya lo sabías.
    MARY: No. De esto no. Yo firmé separación de bienes para que se casara conmigo…
    LAURA: Guevona tú… ¿Cómo se te ocurrió, vale?
    MARY: (Histérica) No fue idea mía sino de la cacatúa gallega ésa. Vivía remachándome dizque yo soy una muerta de hambre.
    LAURA: ¿Pero qué le pasa? Tú… tú, vienes de una familia bien… O sea: de colegio de monjas, de vacaciones en Disney… ¡De Universidad paga! Pero, esa vieja está tostada o ¿qué?
    MARY: No me perdona que sea su nuera…
    LAURA: Por culpa tuya. Párala en seco. Dile así (se le cuadra): ¿Qué es lo que te pasa? ¿Tú eres Yocasta?, ¡Yo puta!
    MARY: (Escandalizada) ¿Yo?
    LAURA: Es una metáfora. Mira Laura: ¿sabes que es lo que más me gusta de Omar? ¡Que es huérfano y medio pela bolas!
    MARY: No te creo… tiene buena pinta…
    LAURA: Lo único que heredó de su familia fueron sus genes. Y eso es lo que a mí, me interesa. ¿La plata? se consigue. En cambio un buen ADN… tú me dirás.
    MARY: Sergio, como que… Ay chica, ¿será estéril? Pudiera ser. Ellos son pura apariencia.
    LAURA: Caras, se ven… pero corazones, cuentas y demás… (Repica el teléfono)
    MARY: ¿Aló? Ya lo sé todo. Estamos hipotecados y todo por tus sueños de grandeza. Tú eres un nuevo rico con ínfulas de Onassis. Igual que tu madre. Pues sí me meto con tu madre, vieja mentirosa, mamasantos, castradora… ¡No me callo! Nunca te negué que, que nos arruinamos por las borracheras de papá. Tú sabías con quien te ibas a casar y yo no… (evidentemente le colgaron) ¿Viste, no? Este coño e’ madre, por nada se molesta… (Una gran sonrisa triunfalista se le dibuja en el rostro.)
    LAURA: ¿Mejor?
    MARY: Pues sí. Quedé livianita. (Cuelga el teléfono. Se recuesta.)

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              El no nacido capítulo 3        
    El no nacido es una historia de suspenso escrita por David Shobin, el libro es muy bueno, pero lamentablemente no está a la venta en español porque se editaron solo 25,000 ejemplares, aquí te comparto la historia.

    Lee el primer capítulo aquí
    Lee el segundo capítulo aquí

    El no nacido capítulo 3


    La carretera 50 serpentea con lentitud rumbo al oeste, en su perezoso recorrido por entre los terrenos pantanosos que rodean la bahía de Chesapeake. Nace en Ocean City, un lugar cuyas aguas atlántica, todavía a principios de mayo, conservan el frío de invierno que acaba de terminar. Sin embargo, ahora estaban entibiándose gracias a una onda cálida que había durado una semana. Al principio, el camino se aleja de la ribera y avanza tierra adentro hacia Salisbury, para pasar luego, rumbo a Cambridge, por entre ciénagas de color café y gris. Más adelante, la cinta de asfalto de dos carriles hace un giro repentino hacia el norte, abriéndose paso entre las ensenadas de poco fondo y las marismas cubiertas de espuma, para ensancharse, varios kilómetros después, convirtiéndose en una autopista de cuatro carriles, con pavimento no ya de elástico alquitrán sino de sólido concreto. Después vira de nuevo hacia el oeste, por encima de la resplandeciente bahía de Chesapeake, para dirigirse a Annapolis, y luego a Washington, antes de acabar por asentarse sobre las suaves colinas ondulantes del estado de Virginia. La carretera 50 no es una ruta especialmente panorámica. El paisaje circundante suele ser llano o, en el mejor de los casos, apenas algo ondulado e interrumpido por pequeñas arboledas de pino seco. Su característica principal es su notable mediocridad.

    Al adentrarse más en Virginia, las tonalidades café de las grandes extensiones cultivadas se transforman en los primeros matices del verde de una nueva vegetación. Arbustos de vivero, a veces formando largos surcos, se abren paso a través de la arenosa arcilla negra, para dejar ver sus enhiestos tallos que apuntan al firmamento, ricos en retoños que brotan al romperse su vaina protectora. Esta es región tabacalera, y las chozas azotadas por las inclemencias del tiempo, junto con las aldeas artificiales de campesinos nómadas, jalonan las esquinas de los campos de cultivo. Las granjas ceden el paso a las grandes propiedades y éstas a las plantaciones, que constituyen el toque distinguido de l aristocracia. Muy alejados del camino, los oasis verdes albergan establos donde se alojan animales de raza pura con sus potrillos de patas finas. Colinas ondulantes contrastan con las planicies de la bahía, y los frescos indicios de un verano tibio y lujuriante que se avecina empiezan a flotar ya en alas de una brisa placentera. 

    Jonathan Bryson condujo su auto a lo largo del último tramo de una de esas colinas, volviendo sobre sus pasos en aquel largo trayecto de carretera que había recorrido desde Nueva York, dos años antes. Disfrutó llenándose los pulmones con un aire saturado de vestigios efímeros de ilusiones que parecían humedecer la atmósfera matutina. La pendiente de la colina alcanzó su cresta y cedió el paso a un valle de enorme extensión. El panorama nunca perdía su virtud inspiradora para el ánimo de Bryson. A lo lejos iba irguiéndose imponente una enorme masa de vidrio y acero. Lucía como un ave fénix resplandeciente que surgiera de la nada, pero que atraía a sí todos los caminos. El eje central de los edificios irradiaba, como rueda gigantesca, una madeja de túneles que parecían invitar hacia la periferia del valle, El mundo entero convergía en Jubilee General. 

    El hospital Jubilee General era modelo de organización médica regional. Servía como término de comparación para los demás centros médicos. Su construcción se había iniciado en 1977 y todo el conjunto fue edificado con fondos federales. Situado entre Washington y Richmond, aquel hospital representaba el punto culminante de años de intensa investigación y planificación. 

    La organización regional de la medicina ocupaba un puesto muy elevado en la jerarquía de valores del gobierno. Durante la década de 1970, el Departamento de Salud, Educación y Seguridad Social había llegado a la conclusión de que una forma de poner freno a los gastos médicos, en aumento constante, era eliminar la costosa multiplicación innecesaria de servicios y equipo médico. La existencia de un gran número de hospitales locales, pequeños e idénticos, era un absurdo -pensó el Departamento-, cuando una atención médica, incluso mejor, podría obtenerse mediante un centro médico mayor, ubicado en un lugar adecuado. Ese centro debería incluir todas las camas de hospital, el equipo médico y los servicios a pacientes que hasta entonces habían estado en manos de los pequeños hospitales "provisionales". En vez de diez unidades de maternidad dentro de un radio de ochenta kilómetros, se tendría una unidad provista de un número de camas diez veces mayor. El centro contaría con un solo analizador electrónico catabólico, en lugar de los seis existentes en los hospitales locales. En vez de cinco pequeños equipos para cardiocirugía, se dispondría de uno mayor y más completo. Esta era la esencia del concepto de una organización regional de la medicina. 

    Al eliminar los hospitales locales menores, se evitaría la costosa rivalidad entre ellos por la prestación de idénticos servicios. Como a todos los pacientes se les remitiría a una misma institución mayor, el desperdicio de recursos existentes resultaría imposible. En lugar del índice de ocupación de ochenta y cinco o noventa por ciento en los pequeños hospitales locales... índice que invariablemente significaba pérdida para la administración y elevaba los costos para los pacientes, Jubilee General tenía en forma constante un índice de ocupación del cien por ciento.

    La inversión de fondos federales demostró ser ingente. Los hospitales locales desencadenaron contra él una escaramuza breve, destinada al fracaso. Uno por uno, todos los hospitales menores tuvieron que ceder ante las proporciones enormes del Jubilee General. Esa reacción no fue sorpresa, pues el hospital no solo era la penúltima palabra en su línea, sino además constituía una Meca académica, un universo de investigación, educación y desarrollo de la medicina. Incluía sus propias facultades médica y profesional, e incluso escuelas muy avanzadas para estudiantes regulares. Dentro de sus muros se encontraban los laboratorios médicos más adelantados y los mejores servicios en materia de análisis clínicos. Podía ofrecer cualquier clase de diagnóstico y muchos servicios experimentales. Además de suministrar atención a todos los pacientes del norte de Virginia, era un centro importante al que podían remitirse pacientes de todo el país. En cuanto a intención y realización efectiva, Jubilee General era la organización regional personificada. No era sólo un hospital, sino toda una ciudad autosuficiente. 

    La misma enormidad de la gran estructura del centro hacía sombra a los pabellones individuales, a los laboratorios o a los departamentos de investigación particulares. Además de MEDIC, que era la computadora médica más perfeccionada que existía, el conjunDto del Jubilee General incluía escuelas de medicina, 3 600 camas, 200 laboratorios de investigación, numerosos laboratorios clínicos y un piso tras otro, de gran precisión arquitectónica, para servicios adicionales a los pacientes.

    Bryson, de treinta y siete años de edad, era el jefe del Laboratorio de Investigación sobre el Sueño. Había desempeñado ese cargo durante dos años, después de haber sido arrancado del arduo ejercicio de su profesión de neurólogo en Manhattan.

    Desde su primer día como director de los trabajos había contado con su presupuesto suficiente y con el personal necesario para que lo ayudara a poner la investigación en marcha. Se le asignó un presupuesto inicial de 20,000 dólares, una secretaria de tiempo completo, un socio investigador y acceso libre al hospital auxiliar y a los servicios de la universidad. También se le concedió tiempo libre en abundancia para supervisar a los residentes de la clínica neurológica dos veces por semana, para asitir a círculos de los pabellones y a los círculos médicos generales, lo mismo que a conferencias selectas. Lo único que tenía que hacer era dedicar su tiempo y el dinero del departamento a fines provechosos.

    El departamento no tenía metas fijas que él tuviera que alcanzar. Sin embargo, se esperaba que supiera utilizar los fondos iniciales como trampolín para obtener otros subsidios para investigación. Estos llegaban, por tradición, de las dependencias gubernamentales, del sector privado o de fondos de beneficencia no lucrativos. Algunos intereses privados, como las compañías fabricantes de medicinas, ofrecían la máxima ayuda monetaria.

    Por necesidades de competencia, las compañías farmacéuticas estaban ansiosas por comercializar nuevos productos, pero el recorrido desde el invento hasta la oferta definitiva al consumidor exigía varios años, a veces décadas enteras. Sólo después de amplios experimentos comprobados en animales, la Administración de Alimentos y Medicinas estaba dispuesta a permitir la experimentación en seres humanos, y eso en circunstancias rigurosamente controladas y por lo común en un medio universitario. Siempre había en proceso de elaboración nuevos medicamentos destinados al sueño, ya sedantes ya hipnóticos. El objetivo era inventar la píldora somnífera ideal: la que indujera el sueño en minutos, mantuviera la somnolencia  normal entre sis y ocho horas, que no tuviera los efectos posteriores de malestar clásico y que no corriera el riesgo de producir hábito o de prestarse al abuso o a la adicción. Entre las docenas de somníferos disponibles para los pacientes, ninguno llenaba esos requisitos por completo. Todos tenían alguna falla, por un concepto o por otro. Era evidente que el primer fabricante que inventara la píldora somnífera ideal lograría utilidades, caídas del cielo, por valor de cientos de millones de dólares.

    Los aspectos iniciales de la nueva investigación en materia de drogas (su fórmula, el nivel de su dosificación, su toxicología y la mayor parte de los estudios animales) los hacía la compañía farmacéutica. Después de obtener la aprobación de la Administración de Alimentos y Medicinas, la última etapa antes de la comercialización, que eran los ensayos en seres humanos, quedaba en manos de investigadores imparciales y de reputación intachable, como el doctor Bryson, cuyas conclusiones tenían más probabilidades de ser aceptadas, que las de la compañía creadora del producto. Los administradores y jefes de departamento dle Jubilee General no perdieron tiempo en establecer cuanto antes su propia sección de investigación sobre el sueño.

    Para fines de la primavera, Bryson tenía ya bosquejados dos planes de trabajo y estudiaba otros que parecían promisorios. El primero era un estudio en animales, pagado por el Departamento de Salud, Educación y Seguridad Social, a través de los Institutos Nacionales para la salud. A la División de Epidemiología del Cáncer de esos Institutos, la tenían ya muy preocupada los numerosos informes de casos de cáncer uterino del ratón en usuarios de mucho tiempo de un hipnótico a base de carbinol terciario, llamado Somnapar. El estudio se había encomendado al Laboratorio de Investigación sobre el Sueño, pero Bryson compartía los subsidios con un doctorado del departamento de farmacología que, por ser el que controlaba el laboratorio animal, era también el que hacía la mayor parte del trabajo.

    El segundo plan era el estudio directo de un nuevo derivado de la benzodiazepina. Las drogas de la familia de este compuesto químico, como por ejemplo el Valium, eran tranquilizadores o hipnóticos, según su fórmula química. El increíble éxito comercial del Valium condujo a otras compañías a una actividad frenética dirigida a aprovechar la gran popularidad de la benzodiazepina. A base de producir alteraciones en su fórmula química esperaban conservar las propiedades básicas de las benzodiasepinas, pero añadiéndole una nueva cualidad, exenta de peligro pero atractiva para los consumidores.

    Los estudios sobre el sueño no eran más que eso: una observación cuidadosa de la conducta hipnótica de los voluntarios. La mayoría de ellos eran estudiantes de la universidad, pagados por hora según el tiempo que concedían al programa. Era un empleo muy solicitado. Había estudiantes que pagaban toda su carrera regular, a base de dormir en el laboratorio tres días a la semana. No existía más que una molestia: todo el sueño tenía que ser durante el día, en un reciento completamente iluminado, a prueba de ruido, y a los voluntarios se les conectaba un EEG, o electroencefalógrafo, que registraba sus ondas cerebrales para un análisis posterior.

    Los electroencefalogramas de sueño eran bastante constantes. Las ondas cerebrales se dividían en cuatro grupos con nombres de la "alfa" a la "delta". Cada grupo tenía un patrón ondulatorio característico, determinado por la frecuencia y amplitud de las oscilaciones en una gráfica. Mientras las ondas alfa se relacionaban con el estado de vigilia, las delta aparecían en el sueño más profundo. Un quinto grupo estaba relacionado con la actividad REM (los rápidos movimientos de los ojos) del sueño.

    Una década antes, los investigadores del sueño habían descubierto que una noche de sueño estaba dividida más o menos en intervalos de noventa minutos. Cada intervalo o ciclo hipnótico se iniciaba con un estado próximo a la vigilia y avanzaba a ritmo constante hacia un sueño profundo, antes de volver al estado de vigilia. A cada estadio del ciclo se le dedicaba cierto periodo de tiempo. Si el sujeto estaba cansado, al principio pasaba un lapso proporcionalmente más largo en estado hipnótico profundo, antes de volver a los demás estadios. Los intervalos entre los ciclos del sueño estaban dedicados a actividad onírica y al sueño de REM.

    El sueño de REM era esencial para una buena noche de descanso. Por más largo que fuera el tiempo pasado en otros estadios de sueño, si se suprimía la actividad REM el sujeto siempre se sentía fatigado o irritable después de despertar. El electroencefalograma servía para diagramar la longitud de todos los estadios soporíferos y de actividad REM. Esto era de máxima importancia en la investigación de un nuevo hipnótico: su efectividad disminuía, tanto si abolía la actividad REM como si reducía la cantidad de tiempo pasado en estado de sueño profundo.

    A los estudiantes se les aceptaba como voluntarios en la investigación, siempre que cumplieran con determinados requisitos. Tenían que estar exentos de toda historia clínica de un trastorno neurológico o de un tratamiento psiquiátrico. Las mujeres no podían estar encintas. Un insomnio previo era causa de exclusión. Tampoco podían participar si antes usaron en forma regular otros hipnóticos o si habían hecho uso frecuente de drogas, alcohol o sustancias alucinógenas. Además, su salud tenía que ser buena. Después de haber sido aceptados, su primera semana en el programa se destinaba a obtener registros encefalográficos de sueño básicos, sin droga alguna. Una vez establecido su patrón hipnótico y haberlo registrado, se les administraba el somnífero objeto de estudio.

    Bruson disponía el examen siguiendo la técnica del "doble ciego": ni el sujeto estudiado, ni la persona que dirigía el estudio sabían cuándo se le administraba una píldora hipnótica y cuándo un simple placebo (píldora de azúcar sin efectos terapéuticos). Las píldoras se veían idénticas y se distribuían según una clave preestablecida. Solo después de haberse completado el estudio podía revelarse la clave y examinarse los resultados.

    Lo mismo que todos los investigadores del hospital, Bryson remitía sus datos para que los analizara la computadora. Pero al principio del proceso del estudio sobre el sueño, él había añadido una nueva técnica. En lugar de enviar los resultados electroencefalográficos a la computadora, optó por canalizar las ondas cerebrales en línea directa hasta MEDIC. Apoyado en experiencias previas comprobadas, diseñó un programa de computación cuyo lenguaje reproducía cada una de las puntas del electroencefalograma. En esa forma, las ondas cerebrales, codificadas para la computación, estaban trascribiéndose a MEDIC continuamente, durante todo un ciclo hipnótico. La mañana siguiente, la computadora presentaba su análisis del patrón de sueño de la persona, destacando parámetros tales como la cantidad de tiempo dedicada a REM y al sueño profundo, el tiempo total de sueño y el efecto (si acaso lo había) del placebo o del hipnótico sobre la calidad del sueño. Hasta entonces, el análisis matutino demostró su utilidad en cuanto a ahorrar tiempo y a ser un esfuerzo benéfico. Bryson no tuvo motivo para sospechar que su ingenio pudiera haber creado algún problema, sino varios meses después aquella mañana de fines de mayo, cuando recibió una llamada de Pattner desde el centro de computación.
    -Doctor Bryson, no sabemos con certeza qué está sucediendo en su laboratorio, pero sus datos han puesto a soñar a la computadora.
    -¿A soñar?
    -Bueno... no precisamente. "Soñar despierta" sería una palabra más adecuada. Sospechamos que siempre que usted pasa un estudio de sueño, el cerebro de MEDIC se muestra algo incómodo, errático.
    -¿Qué ha estado bebiendo usted, señor Pattner?
    -¡Ojalá fuera eso, doc!
    -Da la casualidad de que yo sé algo sobre computadoras y estoy seguro de que su cerebro no puede andar errático. ¿Quién sugirió eso?
    -Fue Freud.
    -¿Tal vez usted ha estado fumando algunos de esos pequeños cigarrillos graciosos?

    Pattner se sintió exasperado al darse cuenta de lo absurdo que su hipótesis debía sonar.

    -Doc, esto es muy complicado, créamelo. Necesitaría mucho tiempo para explicárselo. La razón por la que lo llamo ahora es para decirle que su programa de computación está enloqueciendo a MEDIC.
    .¿Qué cree que debo hacer? ¿Cambiar mi estudio?
    -Nada de eso. No altera nada importante. Pero es necesario que sepa que cuando MEDIC actúa en forma ilógica, es posible que usted obtenga resultados ilógicos en su análisis de datos. Tal vez debería interpretarlos con cautela.
    -Hasta ahora todos los análisis me parecen bastante coherentes.
    -Muy bien. Yo solo quise que estuviera enterado.
    -Le agradezco la atención y ... Pattner...
    -¡Dígame, doc!
    - Mis mejores saludos a Freud.
    Bryson depositó el auricular con una ligera sensación de molestia.

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              Cardio Workouts For Women - Five Best Workouts For a Healthy Heart        
    To achieve optimum health, you need to establish healthy habits in three areas. Professionals refer to these as the legs of a three-legged stool and they include nutrition, muscle development, and cardiovascular, or heart, health. These top five cardio workouts for women will help you tackle one leg of that stool.
              24hr Fitness Made Possible        

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    24hr Fitness Made Possible

    Nowadays, a great number of people are greatly emphasizing the growing need of feeling good, looking good, and living longer. Several scientific evidences revealed that exercise and fitness are among the keys to achieve such ideals. If you're a person tagged as a couch potato or if you have a deskbound job, you will need sheer determination, commitment, and dedication to incorporate exercise/fitness in your day-to-day routine.

    If you think that exercise is just for supermodels and Olympic enthusiasts, then you're quite wrong. The truth is you're not too young, too old, or unfit to start exercising. Regardless of gender, age, or your family role, you can expect a great deal of benefits from regular exercise. In fact, you can achieve 24-hour fitness if you're really that determined. How?

    Well, it's very simple. But if you're not committed to it, you will get nowhere. Once you've committed to achieve 24 hour fitness, you must start having a balanced diet combined with exercise. This will help in providing you generally with good health. Aside from that, chronic illnesses can be prevented as well as premature death or disability.

    Some of the benefits that you'll obtain from practicing 24 hour fitness are:

    - improved health and well-being
    - improved appearance
    - increased stamina
    - enhanced social and emotional life

    Oftentimes, physical activity isn’t a part of an individual's daily life and so getting moving can be a big problem. Most of today's jobs require minimum physical exertion. Our society is mechanically mobile and machines do almost all the hard work. Many people prefer to observe how things are done for them, including children. Statistics reveal that more and more health problems like obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions are rising. But don’t lose hope yet because preventive medicine still works. One very good preventive measure is to practice 24 hour fitness, so keep moving now.

    If you want start your 24 hour fitness regimen, experts usually recommend getting a maximum of 30 minutes of physical activity. Make sure that you do it moderately everyday. You can do cycling; brisk walking, swimming, and/or just keeping yourself busy with household chores and repair. If you think 30 minutes is way too long, then you can always shorten activities to ten minutes at a time as long as it totals to 30 minutes per day.

    Following a program can be very hard for the average individual, so instead you must decide to change a huge part of your lifestyle especially your unhealthy ways. This way, you can incorporate permanently all the necessary factors that contribute to 24 hour fitness. As you use your muscles, you're actually contributing to fitness unknowingly. You can't achieve fitness overnight; you must be able to do it gradually. Move from one simple activity to a vigorous activity. However, if you have an illness like that of cardio, it would be best to check first with your doctor. The same is also recommended for people over 40 years of age with high risk factors. If you want to achieve 24 hour fitness that will last for a lifetime, you must have consistency. Enjoy your exercise activities and never think that it's an obligation on your part. Instead, think of it as a way to live longer.

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              Outdoor Exercise and Fitness        

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    Outdoor Exercise and Fitness


    More and more people are now attuned to their fitness needs. Whether it's an indoor or outdoor exercise activity, they will always take the chance to stay physically fit and healthy.

    Outdoor exercises are also popular nowadays. Like indoor exercises, you can get a lot of benefits like:

    - little equipment is needed in order to have a good workout; but there are also exercises that don’t require any equipment at all
    - no more obnoxious people or crowded gyms
    - no need to drive back and forth a fitness facility
    - you can enjoy the fresh air
    - doesn’t require special workout outfit or make-up
    - you get a lot of sunshine and vitamin D
    - you can work out anytime and anywhere

    Some of the reasons for preferring outdoor exercises as a fitness routine may not be included on the list but whatever your reason is, there are still other things to think about. Now that you know the benefits, the next step is to learn the different activities fit for the outdoors.

    There are seven top outdoor exercises; if you want to get all sweaty, feeling great and worn out, you can check out these exercises.

    Lunges – this kind of exercise should be done in perfect form so that all your leg muscles, as well as your buttock muscles will work with every motion. You can also include some variations like standing lunges, alternative, elevated, walking, and rear lunges.

    Push ups – this is truly an effective exercise for your upper body but very few people do this now because they prefer press machines. The push up is a productive exercise that doesn’t require any equipment. The basic movements include standard, wide, and close grips. By doing the three basic movements alternately, you can stimulate the muscles on your shoulders, chest, and triceps. You can achieve easier movement by elevating your hands; for harder movement, try elevating your feet. If you're brave enough, you can try clapping and bounce push ups.

    Squats – doing squats the proper way can provide incredible power. Its effectiveness has been lost due to inappropriate form, improper instruction, and laziness. You can do variations like one leg, standing, pile, wide-stance, and overhead squat. By doing repetitions, you can feel your legs getting tired which means its taking its effect.

    Step ups – if you do this exercise properly, then you're doing a brutal exercise. A bench will do as your equipment, and all you have to do is to step up and down. Just make sure that your head is up at all times and your back is in a straight position. This is also a great cardio exercise.

    Chin ups – also called pull ups; use a tree branch or any playground equipment that allows you to pull yourelf up and down. You can repeat this exercise as many times as you like.

    Uphill sprints – try this exercise only if you can do a 100 meter dash. This is carried out by running uphill. Find a decent-sized hill and run up fast. Then walk right down. Just keep on repeating.

    Duck walks – walk like a duck; squat down and stay put, then start walking. Repeat as necessary.

    Doing outdoor exercises the right way is hard, but the benefits you can get can't be easily ignored.

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              Outdoor Exercise and Fitness        

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    Outdoor Exercise and Fitness


    More and more people are now attuned to their fitness needs. Whether it's an indoor or outdoor exercise activity, they will always take the chance to stay physically fit and healthy.

    Outdoor exercises are also popular nowadays. Like indoor exercises, you can get a lot of benefits like:

    - little equipment is needed in order to have a good workout; but there are also exercises that don’t require any equipment at all
    - no more obnoxious people or crowded gyms
    - no need to drive back and forth a fitness facility
    - you can enjoy the fresh air
    - doesn’t require special workout outfit or make-up
    - you get a lot of sunshine and vitamin D
    - you can work out anytime and anywhere

    Some of the reasons for preferring outdoor exercises as a fitness routine may not be included on the list but whatever your reason is, there are still other things to think about. Now that you know the benefits, the next step is to learn the different activities fit for the outdoors.

    There are seven top outdoor exercises; if you want to get all sweaty, feeling great and worn out, you can check out these exercises.

    Lunges – this kind of exercise should be done in perfect form so that all your leg muscles, as well as your buttock muscles will work with every motion. You can also include some variations like standing lunges, alternative, elevated, walking, and rear lunges.

    Push ups – this is truly an effective exercise for your upper body but very few people do this now because they prefer press machines. The push up is a productive exercise that doesn’t require any equipment. The basic movements include standard, wide, and close grips. By doing the three basic movements alternately, you can stimulate the muscles on your shoulders, chest, and triceps. You can achieve easier movement by elevating your hands; for harder movement, try elevating your feet. If you're brave enough, you can try clapping and bounce push ups.

    Squats – doing squats the proper way can provide incredible power. Its effectiveness has been lost due to inappropriate form, improper instruction, and laziness. You can do variations like one leg, standing, pile, wide-stance, and overhead squat. By doing repetitions, you can feel your legs getting tired which means its taking its effect.

    Step ups – if you do this exercise properly, then you're doing a brutal exercise. A bench will do as your equipment, and all you have to do is to step up and down. Just make sure that your head is up at all times and your back is in a straight position. This is also a great cardio exercise.

    Chin ups – also called pull ups; use a tree branch or any playground equipment that allows you to pull yourelf up and down. You can repeat this exercise as many times as you like.

    Uphill sprints – try this exercise only if you can do a 100 meter dash. This is carried out by running uphill. Find a decent-sized hill and run up fast. Then walk right down. Just keep on repeating.

    Duck walks – walk like a duck; squat down and stay put, then start walking. Repeat as necessary.

    Doing outdoor exercises the right way is hard, but the benefits you can get can't be easily ignored.

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              It Is Not an Impossible Dream: Ways to Achieve Health and Fitness        

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    It Is Not an Impossible Dream: Ways to Achieve Health and Fitness


    It is not vital to enroll at local gyms or build a home gym for improving fitness and health. If you do a home search, you can find useful items which can be utilized for body workouts. Generally, it can help you build up cardiovascular conditioning as well as develop your muscular endurance and strength without paying expensive gym membership fees and purchasing exercises equipments. The instructions are very simple and easy to follow.

    1. Choose an aerobic exercise which you like and can be done outdoors like walking, hiking, running, soccer, tennis, or inline skating. Cardiovascular conditioning or aerobic exercises can help you attain a total body workout.

    2. Either rent or purchase exercise videos. You can select from various types of videos. For example, a kickboxing video for stepping aerobics. This is less expensive compared to buying exercise machines and going to a gym.

    3. Another method is mowing the lawn using a non electric push mower. You can also vacuum your carpets. If there is a snow in your pathways, then shovel it. Carrying your laundry basket filled with dirty clothes or handbags of groceries is also good. These simple household chores can give you some amount of exercises.

    4. Turn on your radio, listen to your favorite dance music (ballroom, hip hop, and more) and groove. This is one of the best ways of working out your body and relieving your stress.

    5. Organize any game activities with your friends. It can include kickball, football, basketball, soccer, and more. Other activities that promote muscle workouts through body movements are also a good option.

    6. Skipping rope is a very inexpensive way to get a few cardiovascular exercises.

    7. Visiting local parks. Sometimes you can find fitness trails set ups that consist of exercise stations. More often, exercises instructions are provided. So, you will never be afraid to do some workouts.

    Before you start any type of body workouts, keep these things in mind.

    1. Any activity must be started in gradual manner. This is important for warming up your body to adopt on it. It is not a day task to get a healthy and fit body. Be patient with your fitness regimen.

    2. As much as possible, perform your activity for about thirty minutes each day every week.

    3. Select the right equipment and clothes for your exercise. You should also consider weather conditions. Make sure that you can still perform your exercise indoors.

    4. Encourage a friend to do the exercises with you. It does not only make your routine more enjoyable but also you will more likely stick to your system.

    5. Try cross training. You can alter the length and the type of your aerobic exercises to prevent boredom and injuries.

    6. Consult your doctor or health care provider before starting any forms of exercise programs. In this way, you can totally achieve your fitness goals.

    These ways are easy but it depends upon your enthusiasm to follow it, just think that it is not an impossible dream to stay fit and healthy.

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              Fitness center: The Mecca for Good Body and Health        

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    Fitness center: The Mecca for Good Body and Health

    Maintaining a physically fit body is vital to being healthy. Fitness centers can help us to keep in shape. In a fitness center, one would find a lot of equipment in which he can physically exercise.

    Below is a listing of the equipment and programs commonly found in fitness studios:

    * Treadmill

    This is a piece of sporting equipment that allows the user to run without actually moving a distance. The word treadmill is used to refer to a kind of mill which is run to grind grain.

    The treadmill operates by the principle called belt system in which the top side of the belt runs to the rear so that the runner could run the same distance. Therefore, the speed of the mill can be measured or set since the rate of the belt equals the rate of the runner.

    * Weight training

    Weight training is under the strength training program designed to develop the size of skeletal muscles and physical strength. It uses the principle of gravity; the trainee’s force would be used to oppose the pull of the earth. This weight training makes use of different kinds of equipment to develop specific groups of muscles. Dumbbells, weighted bars or weight stacks are the most commonly used.

    * Cycling

    Cycling is commonly done by people who want to improve their cardiovascular health and fitness. In this view, cycling is particularly beneficial for those suffering from arthritis and for those who are not fitted to play rigid sports like running which require strength of the joints.

    * Swimming

    Swimming is a very good exercise. Swimming is also usually recommended for those who with disabilities or who want to rehabilitate after injuries.

    * Racquetball

    Racquetball is a sport game where racquets are used along with a hollow rubber ball. This can be played either in indoor or outdoor courts. Unlike other racquet sports like badminton and tennis, the usage of the floor, ceiling, and walls of the court is legal instead of out-of-bounds. Two players are involved in the game, although some variations of this game have three and four players.

    * Aerobics

    Aerobic classes usually include stepping patterns, done with music and signals directed by an instructor. Researches show that aerobic is one of the healthiest exercises. Aerobics, literally meaning “with oxygen”, helps the body to use consume the oxygen more efficiently by training the lungs and heart. This helps to reduce stress and to control weight.

    * Basketball

    While this very common sport is an indoor game, other variations have been popular as this sport can also be played outdoors.

    * Yoga
    Yoga focuses on meditation. It is considered as a way to both spiritual and physiological mastery.

    * Martial arts

    Martial arts are structures of arranged traditions and practices of combat training. Martial arts today are not just being learned for combat purposes, but also for fitness, self-defense, mental discipline, self-cultivation, and character development.

    * Physical therapy

    Physical therapy deals in maximizing and identifying movement potential in promotion, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation. This includes services that are concerned with circumstances where function and movement are threatened by injury, disease, or ageing.

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              Fitness Depot: Providing You with Your Every Fitness Needs        

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    Fitness Depot: Providing You with Your Every Fitness Needs


    Having a fit and well-toned body also means having a healthy and sexy looking body. You have to consider the fact that because of the alarming increase of heart related diseases, obesity and diabetes, it is very important for many people today to integrate a health plan in their daily life by eating the right kinds of food and also by exercising.

    Today, one of the most popular ways to get a healthy body and have your daily exercise routine is by exercising in the gym. However, there are also a lot of people who doesn’t have enough time to go to the gym because of the hectic schedule that they have to follow for their work. Or, if you are a single or a full time parent, you have to consider that going to the gym also means that you have to leave your children in your home or take them to the gym and not get the proper exercise because of minding your kids. So, how can you exercise if you are one of these people?

    The answer to this is simple. All you need to do is purchase home gym equipments where you can workout right in the comforts of your own home. There are different gym equipments retailers available all over the country and one of the most popular and also one of the most preferred fitness equipment retailers is Fitness Depot.

    Fitness depot is the largest fitness equipment retailers in Canada and this company also offers gym equipments all over North America at a very affordable price. You have to consider that putting up your very own home gym will require you to invest a lot of money. Gym equipments are naturally expensive and you have to realize the fact that in order to have a proper full body workout, you have to purchase several of these equipments that concentrates on working out specific parts of your body.

    Fitness Depot was founded by Marc Dubois and Edwin Cameron back in 1993. The first store was located at 40 Ronson Drive, Toronto, Canada. Because of the popularity, the company became North America's choice for fitness equipments and up until today, the original Fitness Depot retail store is still open.

    They offer different kinds of fitness equipments of different brands. They have fitness equipments for cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and they also offer different accessories to make working out more fun and more enjoyable experience.

    So, if you want to build a perfect home gym that can give you a great looking body, you have to shop for fitness equipments with Fitness Depot. Here, you can be sure that you will get the perfect fitness equipments for you to build your very own personal home gym and get that body you want at a very affordable price. Besides, the way you live your life will depend on your body's health. By investing in home gym equipments, you will also invest for a healthier and better looking body.

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              Fitness Equipments: The Different Fitness Equipments for Your Body        

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    Fitness Equipments: The Different Fitness Equipments for Your Body


    Today, more and more people want to have a great looking body for different reasons. Some people wants to have a great looking body in order to attract the opposite sex, some wants to have a great looking body for health reasons while others simply enjoys working out.

    There are several methods that people do today to get a great looking body. However, you have to consider that not all of these methods are considered to be healthy. There are people who are too lazy to exercise and try on different weight loss methods with negative results in their bodies. Some tries liposuction surgery. However, you have to consider that liposuction is only a temporary method. You still need to maintain your body by exercising in order to prevent it from accumulating fat again. You have to realize the fact that muscles burn fat. The more you exercise and develop your muscles, the more you will burn fat.

    There are also people who try different diet methods. Sometimes, they come to the point where they don’t eat anything at all and this method can have negative results in your body as it can deprive your body the nutrients it needs. The best way to lose weight is by eating right and combining it with the proper exercises.

    However, what if you don’t have time to exercise or go to the gym? Because of the hectic lifestyle that people today faces, they often neglect their body's health for work. So, the next best thing you can do is by purchasing home fitness equipments. Today, there are different kinds of home fitness equipments available in the market today. There are also different kinds of manufacturers of home fitness equipments available. Because of this, you have a wide variety of fitness equipments to choose from. However, you also have to realize that because of the different home fitness equipments popping out of the market today, people tends to get confused on what to buy and often ends up purchasing fitness equipments that they don’t even need.

    In order to buy the right fitness equipments for you, you need to know about the different fitness equipments available in the market today. First of all, you should not base on brands alone. The first thing you need to do is know about the different fitness equipments available.

    Cardiovascular exercises are one of the most important exercises. This is why you should purchase your first fitness equipments that simulate cardiovascular exercises, such as treadmills, cross-trainers, and elliptical trainers.

    If the time comes that you need to develop your muscles, strength training fitness equipments, such as weight training fitness equipments are responsible for developing specific muscles in your body.

    Of course, it is natural that you have to have fitness equipment that will last a long time. So, purchase a cardiovascular and weight training fitness equipments with a brand that most people uses and have positive user reviews.

    These are some of the things you need to consider when purchasing fitness equipments. By knowing about the different fitness equipments, you will never go wrong with any fitness equipments you buy.

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              Body Fitness: Putting It First Into Your Lives        

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    Body Fitness: Putting It First Into Your Lives


    The human body is considered fit if its mental and physical health are good, it strictly follows proper habits, diets, and exercises, and can handle and deal with everyday stresses.

    You should nurture your body with proper nutrition to function well and stay healthy. Important minerals, vitamins, and foods must be provided to achieve overall fitness. Keep in mind that good spiritual, mental, and physical health is the real meaning of fitness.

    Body fitness occurs if all the processes of the body associated with mental and physical state are functioning at its peak levels. However, this is not only a one day task. It does not necessarily mean going to a gym or simply taking a walk in a park.

    There are several factors that must be considered when talking about body fitness. Daily necessities as well as body conditioning are needed.

    Physical exercises absolutely help the body to become strong. All parts of your body need to function as a whole. Therefore, the absence of one factor can fail your entire fitness needs. Take for instance; you only focus on maintaining your weight and meeting cardiovascular needs. You forgot that your body is not only composed of your heart. All your other organs should also be functioning well. Body fitness is not only achieving a beautiful figure but replenishing what was depleted from the body due to daily activities. Physical exercises should benefit your entire body.

    Available resources must be used wisely. Educating one's self about bodily needs for maintaining a fit body is also important. If you have an unhealthy body, you need to dig deeply for its causes. In fact, becoming fit again is not easy as you could observe that what makes your body unfit is several years of body abuse from bad habits, poor nutrition, and lack of physical exercises.

    You should also know the difference between wellness and fitness since some have misconception about it. Being well and being fit is entirely different and have exclusive conditions, but both are essential in maintaining vitality and health. A fitness counselor or licensed fitness instructor at a fitness club or local gym can test your fitness levels, while wellness is determined by optimum functioning of your immune systems.

    The body maintains its balance if both fitness and wellness are in its maximum levels. Generally, nutritional intake affects the ability of the mind, body, and staying well. If this is combined with healthy eating, clean living, and regular exercise, then it will result to total wellness and fitness.

    Giving proper attention on the physical needs of every body parts can also result to total body fitness. Never forget that these parts are working in unison with one another. In order for the limbs to function at its peak levels, two hands, two eyes, two feet, and other parts are important.

    Your physical body works better compared to any invented machine. It's more powerful and complex, thus it can take more abuse yet continuously operate without meeting its everyday requirements for a few days. But if you put first body fitness in your life, then your body can do its work tremendously well.

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              Instagram photo by The Happiest Hill, 13 Jun 2017 at 7:26am SGT, 20 likes, 0 comments        
    A very good tip! Just demolished a 3 mile workout with running and the elliptical! Increasing the intensity beyond working out every other day to everyday! Wish me luck! #demolished #fitness #weightlosstip #weightloss #healthy #summertime #lean #fitgirl #cardioqueen #yogi
              My Life These Past Few Months        
    To all of my seven followers:
    You must have realized that I haven't posted in quite a while. Let me tell you why.
    I'm 23 weeks pregnant now, and my cravings are hitting me from every side! Though sometimes that would enable amazing gourmet masterpieces to be created, for me my cravings come in a form of the convenient. I have been good about not giving into my crazy cravings (those artery-clogging meals no one should ever eat, let alone someone carrying a growing child), but last night I indulged. The menu for dinner last night: Four cheese pizza with garlic, oregano, and parsley (I wish I could take credit, but it was a frozen pizza. All I did was add the herbs), french fries (I had been craving these for weeks, but I only ate two, and one giant Hershey bar. These items are not exactly the culinary creation of the century, nor can I claim any culinary credit for any of these items--aside from the fact that I DID preheat the oven.
    No, my dinners have been uncreative to say the least. My dinner usually consists of two apples with cottage cheese and the occasional cookie.
    My life is busy. From trying to get thirty minutes of cardio everyday, trying to pass all of my seven classes so I can graduate in December, and trying to spend time with my husband and family it's a miracle if I can even get to the stove for all of the dirty dishes that accumulate. Creative dinners have been the last thing on my mind. Oh, I guess I did make chocolate chip cookies with my nephews on Sunday night--whoops, I guess I have created something.

    All that to say, I'm hoping in December--when things have slowed down just a bit, I will return with vigor to my blog... but for now, I guess everybody is trying not to pile on the pounds before Thanksgiving anyway.

    Arriverderci!
    The next time you "see" me I might be many pounds heavier.
              How to get rid of Cellulite - Useful Tips        
    How to get rid of cellulite is very important as knowing how you got them. There are lots of ways of banishing cellulite from your body. You just have to choose what is the best and more applicable for you.




    Cellulite can be very unsightly, and unappealing, especially in our beauty oriented society. But it is important to understand that it is a normal condition. So if you have cellulite, you really don't have to worry. You aren't sick and you don't have a disease. Moreover, because the dimpling of the skin becomes more obvious on thin skin and since our skin becomes thinner as our bodies age, we boomers are all the more prone to cellulite deposits.




    Exercises to get rid of cellulite include follow up the instruction step by step to achieve the better results. There are available a number of exercises and you can select the right exercise plan, you cannot only get rid of cellulite but you can achieve a better body contour also.




    If you want to get rid of cellulite and stomach fat, exercise is a necessity. Crunches, side crunches and cardio vascular exercises like jogging and calisthenics helps to trim body fat. Get into an activity that requires a lot of hip and waist movement, such as dancing, to really burn off the tummy fat quick and finally get rid of cellulite.




    A quality cellulite cream can make cellulite disappear, as long as you keep on using it. These creams modify the appearance of your skin on the surface. Their primary ingredients are caffeine, and this is used to shrink the cells in the skin. This procedure tightens and smooths the skin over the cellulite causing the dimples that were once visible to disappear.




    There are various options to get rid of cellulite and exercise is one of the best options. You should follow some of the exercises and weight lifting and thigh master exercises are best to get rid of cellulite. Step by step instructions should be followed to obtain better results. Before commencing any exercise, you should warm up your self for 2 to 3 minutes. Similarly at the end cool down for 2 to 3 minutes before relax. Aerobic exercises are also useful to improve your body look and contour.




    Water carries oxygen to your skin to keep it healthy. Not enough water, and your skin becomes dehydrated, and cellulite dimples can come through. Water also cleanses the body, removing toxins which breaks down fat. Drinking enough water every day can significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite in a very short period of time (8 glasses of water a day is recommended).




    Eat less junk food. Eating no junk food would be a better solution, but it is usually easier to change your diet gradually than all at once. Junk foods contain toxins, fats, and calories that are harmful to the body. By reducing the intake of these substances, cellulite will accumulate less, and remaining cellulite will be easier to get rid of.


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              Blaze        
    Blaze

    Blaze

    A fitness watch that’s as stylish as it is smart. PurePulse™ Heart Rate On-Screen Workouts Smartphone Notifications Color Touchscreen Multi-Sport Tracking & Connected GPS All-Day Activity & Sleep Accessory Bands & Frames*Sold Separately Music Control Long Battery Life*Up to 5 Days Reminders to Move Innovating the workout experience. PurePulse™ Heart RateElevate workouts with continuous heart rate and simplified zones—all without an uncomfortable chest strap. Connected GPSConnect Fitbit Blaze with the GPS on your phone to map your routes and see run stats like pace and duration on display. On-Screen Workouts with FitstarStart a Fitstar workout on your tracker and get step-by-step instructions and coaching right on your wrist. Enhanced features that keep fitness in focus. Multi-SportChoose from sport modes like running, biking and cardio, to see real-time stats on display. SmartTrack™Fitbit Blaze uses SmartTrack to automatically recognize and record exercises for you, so you’ll get credit for a workout even if you forget to log it. Workout Goals + Summaries Get an on-screen summary of each workout after you complete it, then check the Fitbit app to see how you’re progressing toward your weekly exercise goals. Stats and style for every occasion. All-Day ActivityMeasure all-day steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity & stationary time. Reminders to MoveTo help you stay active during the day, Blaze sends Reminders to Move that encourage you to take 250 steps every hour. Multi-Faceted Clock FacesFitbit Blaze has a hi-res color touchscreen with a variety of faces to choose from. Accessory Bands + Frames Easily alternate your bands and frames to change your style throughout the day. More ways to run your day. Call, Text & Calendar AlertsSee notifications on screen, like calls, texts, calendar events and push notifications from apps like Gmail, Facebook & more. Music Control Adjust your volume and play, pause or switch songs from your smartphone with a simple tap. Tools to help you get your best rest. Auto Sleep TrackingFitbit Blaze automatically tracks your time asleep & time restless, to help you tailor your habits for a better night’s sleep. Silent Alarms To start your day in a less alarming way, set an alarm in the Fitbit app to get a silent vibration on your wrist in the morning. See your stats in a whole new way on the Fitbit app and dashboard. Fitbit Blaze syncs wirelessly to 200+ devices, so you can dive into workout summaries, analyze your trends, track your nutrition and more.


              Miltenyi Biotec Showcases the Generation of Purified Human iPSC Derived Cardiomyocytes        

    In this webinar, which LabRoots will host June 7, the process for hiPSC derivation, cardiac directed differentiation to hPSC-CMs, enrichment of hPSC-CMs and subsequent formation of 2D monolayers of electrically connected cells will be reviewed.

    (PRWeb May 23, 2017)

    Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/05/prweb14360554.htm


              6 Facts That Will Make It Easier To Get Back Into Exercising        

    Are you determined to start exercising again, but worried about the risks? The French Federation of Cardiologists has issued recommendations for people of all ages and all levels of fitness that shed light on some common myths about getting back to an exercise regimen.

    1. Before resuming a sport, you should have a medical check-up and an effort test

    True. Preferably you should get a comprehensive check-up before resuming sporting activity. However, this recommendation is not quite as important for people aged under 40 with no history of cardiovascular illness as it is for men aged over 45 and women aged over 50, for whom this step is essential.

    2. It's better to run on cold days than on hot days

    True and false. A lot depends on the temperature. Running in -5°C weather is just as dangerous for the heart as intense exercise on days when temperatures rise over 30°C. At the same, avoid running during a spike in the level of air pollution.

    Tired Runner

    3. I can still exercise if I have a fever

    False. If you are running a temperature, you should stay home and rest. You should also refrain from exercise for a week after recovering from a flu virus.

    4. It's important to hydrate during an exercise session

    True. You should stop to drink water at least once every 30 minutes during an exercise sessioin. Three or four mouthfuls of water at a time is enough to efficiently hydrate the body and to prevent sore muscles.

    Basketball player drinking water after game

    5. Smoking before or after physical effort is no more harmful than at other times

    False. Obviously, you shouldn't smoke if you want to stay in good health. But it is even more important to avoid smoking for two hours both before and after sports oor training sessions.

    6. It's normal to be short of breath when playing sports

    True and false. When your heartbeat speeds up, it is normal to feel out of breath, which is why we tend to breathe more deeply when exercising. However, an exceptional shortness of breath at any time is a real cause for concern and should be checked out, as should chest pain or palpitations. Normal heart rate during intense exercise should not exceed 220 beats per minute.

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              Charge 2 Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor        
    Charge 2 Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor

    Charge 2 Activity Tracker with Heart Rate Monitor

    PurePulse® Heart Rate Multi-Sport Tracking & Connected GPS Call, Text & Calendar Alerts Cardio Fitness Level Guided Breathing Sessions All-Day Activity Auto Sleep Tracking SmartTrack™Auto Exercise Recognition Reminders to Move Long Battery Life Up to 5 days*


              Síndrome da desadaptação psicomotora        

    Ainda desconhecida da maioria da população, a Síndrome da Desadaptação Psicomotora (SDP) está associada ao desequilibrio, alterações não específicas na marcha, hipertonia reacional, medo de cair, sinais neurológicos e distúrbios psicocomportamentais. O idoso tende a adquirir uma postura de retropulsão, com deslocamento do centro de gravidade para tràs ( por isso o prejuízo na marcha e equilibrio).

    A SDP pode resultar da perdas das reservas posturais, atingindo um limiar de fragilidade o qual impede que o mesmo exerça suas atividades funcionais.

    A fisiopatologia permanece incerta, tendendo/associando-se a uma disfunção subcortical-frontal na qual a microangiopatia desempenha um papel principal, quase sempre associada a alterações nas vias aferentes e efetoras. A Síndrome pode ser desencadeada por inúmeros fatores como doenças metabólicas e cardiovasculares, quedas e períodos de restrição ao leito.

    O Diagnóstico deve ser realizado com o auxílio de testes/questionários conginivos e motores. Os mais usados são: KATZ, LAWTON, BARTHEL, TIMED UP AND GO ROMBERG, MINI-MENTAL, LISTA DE 10 PALAVRAS(CERAD), TESTE DO RELÓGIO, TESTE DE 10 FIGURAS, ESCALA GERIÁTRICA DE DEPRESSÃO, APOIO UNIPODAL.

    Alguns sintomas sa SDP assemelham-se a doença de Parkinson(DP), tais como a marcha com "freezing" e "petit pass", necessitando de uma anamnese e exame físico acurados. Diferentemente da DP, a SDP apresenta uma rigidez reacional, ou seja: só ocorre aos movimentos, principalmente a deambulação.

    O tratamento coniste da terapia física e mental ( médico+fisioterapeuta+psicólogo).

    A reabilitação torna-se fundamental e tem como objetivos:

    -Melhorar o equilibrio

    -proporcionar uma marcha normal

    -Diminuir a rigidez

    -Fortalecer princpalmente os membros inferiores

    -Diminuir o medo e o risco de quedas

    -Diminuir complicações futuras


    OBS: A rápida identificação da Síndrome é papel de todo gerontólogo e se torna fundamental na qualidade de vida do idoso.




    Manuela Belo Franco Bárbara


    Fisioterapeuta pós-graduanda em Fisioterapia Geriátrica pela FCMMG-MG

    Fisioterapeuta Fisiomed

    Instrutora de pilates

    Atendimento domiciliar a idosos em BH


              Cardio: 45 mins to 1.5 hrs. (Elliptical, ...        
    Cardio: 45 mins to 1.5 hrs. (Elliptical, walking, light jogging) Usually I will go to the gym in the mid-morning and a walk in the evening. Abs: 300 reps total, random exercises (crunches, flutter kicks, side bends/twists with 5 or 10 lb weights) Food: 3/4th a bottle of the Odwalla Superfruit throughout the day (840 cal) 25 almonds (170 cal) 2 small apples (90 cal total) 4-6 lettuce leafs (30 cal total) 64 oz. water 1 or 2 black coffee's, use Stevia or Truvia if you need sweetener 1130 cal. (approx.) intake Sleep is important, I try to not eat after 8pm and fall asleep usually by 10, wake up at 8am. Being on night shifts, this is more difficult for me.
              Guidelines: • 1400 cal. diet, balanced ...        
    Guidelines: • 1400 cal. diet, balanced . No soda • No sugary snacks (York patties, chocolate) • No Ramen Noodles • 64 oz. water/ day • Work out every day, 60 min cardio min. Diff body part each day • Goal: 180lbs on Oct. 1, 2013
              Getting Rid Of Cellulite Fast - 3 Different Ways You Can Get Rid Of Cellulite In A Hurry        
    Losing your cellulite is something that can be done through exercise. Here's the key; you have to be sure to work specific areas of your body that will not only burn fat in general but will target the cellulite as well. The best way to do this is through cardiovascular workouts. Combining this with small amounts of anaerobic exercise can lead to great results. You'll see the fat disappear while toning problem areas as well.
              URPL: deksrazoksan przeciwwskazany u dzieci        
    Informacja o bezpieczeństwie dotycząca ograniczeń stosowania produktu leczniczego Cardioxane (Dexrazoxanum).
               Florida Heart Doctor Reaches Agreement in FCA Suit, Will Pay $2 Million to Settle         

    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On June 30, 2016, a Florida heart surgeon agreed to pay $2 million and release any claims to $5.3 million in suspended funds allegedly owed to him because of allegations of improperly billing Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE. He is doing this to resolve a False Claims Act (FCA) suit, sometimes called a "whistle blowers" or "qui tam" suit. Dr. Asad Qamar of the Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence (Institute) in Ocala, allegedly ordered unnecessary tests on patients in exchange for Medicare payments, according to the US Department of Justice. The Settlement Agreement....


               2015 Hospital Qui Tam Settlements Instruct Employers to Take Heed of Employee Compliance Concerns         

    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Two qui tam settlements taking place at the tail-end of 2015, were originally filed by former employees of the hospitals. The first qui tam relator was a physician at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia. He was the Executive Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services. The second relator was a former president and chief executive officer of Memorial Health Inc. and Memorial Health University Medical Center located in Savannah, Georgia. Both cases settled in December 2015, at the cusp of the new year....


               20 Years for Ohio Cardiologist Sentenced in $29 Million Overbilling Scheme         

    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Assistant US Attorney Carole S. Rendon, said of a Westlake, Ohio cardiologist sentenced to 20 years in prison on Friday, December 18, 2015, "This defendant used his medical license as a license to steal." Dr. Harold Persaud was convicted earlier this year of one count of health care fraud, 13 counts of making false statements and one count of engaging in monetary transactions in property derived from criminal activity. From 2006 to 2012, Dr....


               Federal Judge Denies Florida Cardiovascular Center's Motion to Dismiss Whistleblower Suit: Judge Rules that U.S. and Florida A.G. Did Not File "Shotgun Pleadings"         

    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law US District Judge for the Middle District of Florida, Roy B. Dalton, Jr., denied a motion to dismiss filed by a cardiovascular center based in Ocala, Florida, and its top physician. The case the defendants sought to dismiss is a False Claims Act (FCA) qui tam suit brought by two whistleblowers in which the United States and Florida have intervened. Defendants, Institute of Cardiovascular Excellence PLLC (ICE) and Dr....


              Citrus Fruits Advantages        
    Sometimes referred to as fruit acids, are the healing benefits. The detoxifying properties of citrus fruit can do wonders to purify the body. Besides the taste of these fruits have many health benefits. Not only do these fruits contain sodium, but low in fat and cholesterol.

    The first thing that comes to mind when it comes to vitamin C and its great advantage is the main source of citrus. Besides being full of vitamin C, also contains potassium, niacin, thiamin, sheets, fiber and other nutrients that contribute to the smooth functioning of body organs.

    The loot in citrus fruits rich in vitamin C strengthens the body's ability to fight disease. So if you consume each day can do wonders to heal the wounds and do not let harmful germs attack the body. With these fruits can actually prevent coughs, colds and flu.

    The abundance of nutritional and medicinal properties found in citrus fruits is an excellent remedy for many diseases that are harmful. The use of this plant is less than essential oils that are an integral part of perfumes and cosmetics are not known.

    There are different types of fruits that fall into the category of citrus, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, tangerines, etc. If we can effectively combat scurvy, which operates mainly to lack of vitamin C as a lemon in pain control pain Bee sting. In addition, the lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

    The properties of citrus fruit to absorb iron may be an effective treatment for people with anemia. Those who consume these fruits to develop on a daily basis is relatively rare acts of Qatar. Pregnant women should also eat many fruits of this type.

    Eating to aid digestion after a heavy meal possible. This is the main reason to use the orange peel after a meal rich in China has become a tradition. Another way to get the digestive system, for a glass of lemon juice and water to drink, it also helps to reduce weight.

    These aspects show the immense importance of citrus fruits in our daily lives. Thus, a part of our daily diet to try the magical healing powers.

              Comment on The Skinny on the Fat-Burning Zone by TU Magazines        
    Thanks for writing. Here's a response from Laurie: <blockquote>Don't skip; eat more often, says Paul Arciero, a professor in Skidmore College's Health and Exercise Sciences Department. "Essentially, more frequent meals (four to six per day) containing protein-rich foods are associated with improved body composition and cardiometabolic health," says Arciero, Director of the Human Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory at Skidmore. </blockquote> Laurie also included Professor Arciero's article on the topic, which we'll send to you directly.
               Florida Cardiologist Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Fen-Phen Fraud Scheme         

    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A 79-year-old Florida cardiologist was sentenced to six years in prison on March 26, 2013. He’s accused of participating in a fraud scheme involving a trust fund set up to compensate victims of the diet drug Fen-Phen. According to media reports, the cardiologist took fees for examining patients who suspected heart damage from taking Fen-Phen. He diagnosed heart damage in a majority of patients, even when there was none. During sentencing the cardiologist was also ordered to pay $4.5 million in restitution. Background on Cardiologist’s Scheme....


              Postpartum Update & Life Lately        
    Wow I can't believe tomorrow is already February!  December literally flew by with the birth of Mila, Christmas, Masha's birthday and tons of parties.  Mila is already 7 weeks and growing like a champ.  I am still amazed at how much easier nursing is going.  I know it is definitely because of experience.  With Masha, I was worried the first month if I was doing it right and if she was getting enough.  With Mila, I just trust my gut and go with it.  I look for cues on when she is actually hungry.  And she is sleeping 6 hours at night.  Let's just say I am not waking up exhausted like I was with Masha. And another thing that works out is that Masha still naps three hours a day.  During that time, I either work on paperwork for my hub's business or get things done around the house. Sometimes I take a nap too :)  Just depends on how I feel that day or what I have going on. 

    Our whole family was sick for about a week in January and that was tough! I haven't been sick in such a long time that I forgot how it was. Masha had a fever for a few days and the only way she took medicine was adding it to her orange juice.  I couldn't keep any food down, but I continued to nurse and thank goodness I had enough milk supply and Mila didn't get sick.  Drinking tea with honey and milk really helped as well.

    I had my 6 week check up yesterday and was looking forward to seeing my midwife and thanking her for the amazing birth experience, but she was on call.  I saw another doctor in the practice and he said everything is back to normal! He talked about birth control options, and I told him I will rely on nursing for now.  With Masha, I didn't get my period until around 20 months postpartum! I'm not sure how long I will nurse for, but definitely over a year for sure.  I feel great too!  Eating healthy and staying active while pregnant really did me well, I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight after the third week.  I'm surprised how fast I bounced back, but I am so thankful because it makes it easier not to have to worry about weight.  I can just focus on the baby and enjoy her.  I remember with Masha it took way more time to lose the weight and I was pretty sad that I didn't fit into my jeans right after birth.  I didn't gain too much with Masha (35 lbs.) but still, it was my first child so I didn't know what to expect. I thought you give birth and can slip into your old clothes. 

    Since the doctor gave me the ok, I can finally start working out.  I'm going to start with a 30 minute routine and move up from there.  I don't want to overdue it on cardio because I want my milk supply to stay consistent.  Focusing mainly on weight training and ab exercises is my goal.  I have been walking outside for about an hour each day so I will keep up with that too.  It is nice to get some fresh air for all of us!

    I'm eating everything in sight right now, literally! I love this part of nursing lol! I'm trying to eat healthy, but I am not going to lie, I have given into some guilty pleasures.  Is it just me or does nursing increase our sweet tooth?!   ;)


    Here are photos from last couple months.


     
    My cutie around Christmas time.  She is starting to really like the camera and posing hehe :)
     
    Zara sweater Sold Out (Similar here and here), J Crew Leggings, Zara Boots Sold Out (Similar here and here), Black Hair Bow
     
     
     
    Some of my favorites.  I received these as gifts and recommend all of these!
     
    NoseFrida Nasal Aspirator (Wish I had this when Masha was a baby!)
     
     
     
     Mila at about 1 week old here! She already looks so much bigger. 
     
    J Crew Sweater Sold Out (Love this one), Necklace Sold Out (Similar here and here)
     
    On Mila: Baby Gap Cardigan Sold Out (Similar here) & Baby Gap Pants Sold Out (Similar here), Zara Socks, Pink Onesie,