Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Health. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Medical Marijuana Reform - Does the Montana State Legislative Really Support It?

Interview with Tawnya LaFond, a medical marijuana caregiver from Butte, MT who discusses the relevance and importance of medical marijuana reform for the state of Montana and why offering it is a good idea.

If you cannot see the video, simply CLICK HERE right now.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Top 10 Reasons to Love Lambrusco Wine

Lambrusco Wine.
(Photo by Sarah Afshar)
Lambrusco wine is a wine that is prepared essentially from grapes. Created with the wine grape assortment Ancellotta, Lambrusco remains to be one of the most widespread, reasonably priced, imported wines in the United States. Although this vastly underrated wine possesses an acquired taste that reminds you of Sangria with a hint of fabulous bitters, Lambrusco wine remains to also possess several reasons why it is wine of choice. I have decided to narrow down the many reasons to love Lambrusco wine to only the top 10.

10. Weight Management. The grapes in Lambrusco wine possess a natural thyroid acceleration which increases adrenaline and gives you a reasonable amount of energy, as a result. Lambrusco wine is low in calories and when you enjoy a glass at the dinner table, you will notice that the consumption of calories is relatively low, as well as the carbohydrate content. If you are a diabetic, it is recommended that you drink a glass of red wine a day. Why not enjoy a glass of Lambrusco wine.

9. Treats Insomnia. Most of the time Insomnia is psychological and remains co-morbid with other pre-existing conditions. Sometimes cognitive therapies work, however; if you are looking for an effortless remedy that comparatively quick, yet swift, Lambrusco wine is the solution. Lambrusco wine is made of a wide-range, variety of ingredients that work together to promote stimulus which is linked to the origin of the Insomnia problem. Whether your insomnia is minor or acute, you will benefit from drinking Lambrusco wine, making it one of the top 10 reasons to love it.

8. Stimulates Memory. There is no cure for memory loss. You can try an array of strategic puzzles, but you will never find an resolution. Once those receptors become lost, there is no way to get them back. Memory loss can happen to anyone, especially those that are aging, as well as, those that suffer from certain disorders. The great news is, there are ways to invigorate memory and one of those ways is having a glass of Lambrusco wine a day. This underestimated wine also works as a prevention to memory loss too.

7. Prevents Hypertension (or High Blood Pressure). One of the top 10 reasons to love Lambrusco wine is the fact that it contains a relatively high Potassium content. With over 100 mg per glass, what a better way to recognize one of the most flavorful wines in the world suppresses this very important compound. Potassium is nature's cure for any sort of blood pressure issue. It also works as a natural prevention medium for issues such as hypertension, as well as, stroke. It is also nature's diuretic. Even though high amounts of potassium are found in foods such as bananas, avocados, beets, and even chocolate, among other things, potassium is also found in an array of grapes, including the variety that is used to make Lambrusco wine.

6. Cures Headaches. Lambrusco wine cures headaches, making it one of the top 10 reasons to value this exceptional wine. I am not referring to the infamous "Red Wine Headache" which involves an array of symptoms. Lambrusco wine is also recommended to those with impaired vision. A glass of Lambrusco wine is what is recommended and that is a reason to love it.

5. Heals Wounds. Whether the wounds are open or closed, the Vitamin E that is in Lambrusco wine works as a fabulous healer in every sense of the word. Vitamin E is a very effective natural substance that hinders and hampers the loss of fundamental particles, as well as, electrolytes. The grapes used to produce Lambrusco wine possess a high amount of Vitamin E. A glass of Lambrusco wine also helps in an array of skin issues such as psoriasis and other skin infections.

4. Cures An Array of Stomach Issues. The stomach is one of the most important organs in our body. When our stomachs' feel bad, we feel terrible, as a result. I have discovered that Lambrusco wine helps with the cure of variety of stomach issues. Although Grape Seed Oil is ostentatious rarity, it is a normality when it comes to Lambrusco wine. In fact, the two go hand-in-hand. Grape Seed Oil works as powerful antioxidant that fights glumpy steroid fat created by the liver, as well as, small intestines. Grape Seed Oil possesses minor quantities of Vitamin E, as well. Having one glass of Lambrusco wine will help reduce Low-Density Lipoproteins, creating a naturally organic compound which works to fight off several varieties of infection. This prevents clogged arteries, as well.

3. Prevents Heart Disease. Some of the best health secrets are right in front of your eyes. One of the best antioxidants in the world is definitely Grape Seed Extract and it can be found in Lambrusco wine. Grape Seed Extract is a natural imitative from whole grape seeds that works as a vigorous antioxidant. Grape Seed Extract has systematically verified it's role in life. Not only is it used to treat wounds, it has been linked in the treatment of decay and inflammation. It is also used reduce the risk of disease and of course, cancer, attacking the appropriate cells. Lambrusco wine incorporates a lot of grape seed extract, making Grape Seed Extract one of the top 10 reasons to not only love this wine, but appreciating much more so, as a result.

2. Prevents Cancer. The beauty of life needs to be embraced and what a better way to prevent harmful things happening to you. One reason to love Lambrusco wine is Reservatrol. Reservatrol is a natural phenol which works as a natural pollutant to erase organisms, impurities, or anything that is receptive to infection. It is also an antioxidant which modifies the chemistry of the human body, creating only powerful natural protein. Because Lambrusco wine is made with Italian wine grapes, it possesses a rather modest Reservatrol content. It is scientifically proven that Reservatrol amplifies life expectancy and also inhibits cancer cells from making their way into the body. One glass of Lambrusco wine a day can help keep the bad stuff away.

-- and the number one reason to love Lambrusco wine is --

*drum roll*

1. Promotes Endorphins. The number one reason to love Lambrusco wine is because it promotes endorphins in the body. Endorphins are more than just physical, they are mental and emotional too. The key to life is being happy and what a better way to do that with Lambrusco wine. It is scientifically proven that the grapes found in Lambrusco wine, along with the actual process of making the wine, are linked to promoting aromatic amino acids. These amino acids are natural enzymes that work together to keep you emotionally balanced. The grapes also promote levels of neurotransmitters such as Dopamine, Serotonin, and Tyramine which work as natural inhibitors to many levels of mental illness and affective disorders.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Alzheimer's Disease & Foreign Languages

Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease and technically developes in older people. The cause of the disease is unknown and there is no cure; however, there are treatments which vary from interventions, therapy, inhibitors, and more. Alzheimer's disease remains to be one of the most costly diseases (over $100 billion) in the United States today.

You are probably wondering "Sarah, what does Alzheimer's disease, have to do with a foreign language". The fact is, there are studies that prove Alzheimer's disease can be prevented with certain types of knowledge. One of those types of knowledge is the knowledge of knowing a foreign language. If you wanna prevent Alzheimer's disease, learn a foreign language.

Scientists have studied individuals who know just one language vs individuals who are bilingual, multilingual, etc. and they have noticed that individuals who know more than one language, possessed denser grey areas of the brain (which is said to be where information is processed). I have researched enough to understand that this is true.

Not only will it prevent the disease, but you will learn a whole new language and be thankful that you did.

Acid reflux: Herbal remedies that work

You just had the most amazing evening in the world. All you could think of is, how amazing it was and how lucky you are. All of the sudden, you immediately feel a sharp burning sensation in your stomach, followed by chronic chest pain. The pain seems to have developed into your esophagus, but you can't quite describe the pain you are currently feeling. You continue to question your current state of welling being, contemplating if what you ate had any impact, on your current state.

Within the evening, you suffer from an array of other effects, including sternum swelling and diarrhea. To make matters worse, all of the sudden, you start coughing. You begin to wonder if ashma started to decidedly kick in or if your mind is playing tricks on you. You, then, come to conclusion that you have acid reflux. Relax, there is no need to panic, because within every problem, lies a solution, as a result. Although, individuals may believe that "nature's cure" is a little unpractical, little do they realize, that in most health cases, natural can be just as effective as some medicine and risk. Some of the finest herbs in the world today, contribute to solving some of the biggest health problems in the world, including minor and acute issues that go beyond the standard self-help system. Other renditions of the holistic system include a variation of simplicity, that vary in product and in content.

What is acid reflux? Acid reflux is classified as a series of chronic symptoms that radically effect the area between esophagus and the stomach. This problematic issue can sometimes be misdiagnosed or diagnosed acute, to which the issue is more serious than general acid reflux. It is extremely important to consult a physician, if you are skeptical about your issue or the actual herbal remedies available. Despite what you had for dinner this evening, only has moderate impact on acid reflux. Acid reflux effects just about everyone and sometimes people for no reason. In fact, this problem is rather practical and often occurs in 10 million adults in the United States alone.

Herbal remedies have proved to be ultimately successful in their ability to relieve a health problem. Although, individual theorists and skeptics question their benefits and whether or not they are grade A effective, herbal remedies prove to be more beneficial than not. When it comes to curing a problematic health issue, they can be incredibly effective, however; depending on the seriousness of the issue, it is best to consult your doctor.

One of the most exotic, yet practical herbs in the world today is, Ginger (or Zingiber Officinale). As a member of the Zingiberaceae family, this amazing herb has proved to be major effective towards curing acid reflux. The zingerone in ginger provides action pack nutrients that fight off an array of organisms and bacteria. This brilliant herb is used in a variety of cuisines from all around the world and used as a remedy for an array of problematic health issues. Ginger is best consumed with tea, however; this fluent herb is also served best by itself.

One of the most interesting, yet popular herbs in India is, Chicory (or Cichorium Intybus). As a member of the Asteraceae family, this amazing herb has proved to be incredibly helpful towards minimizing acid reflux. This amazingly ethnic herb provides an array of nutrients inspired by Tansy. Chicory is best consumed with tea. It is also important to only consume a moderate amount, as too much can be extremely damaging, long-term.

One of the most common, yet universal herbs in the world today is, Garlic (or Allium Sativum). As a part of the Allium genus, this amazingly fluent herbs provides an array of health benefits that work towards solving some of the most problematic health issues on this planet. Going back to the age of Egyptian pyramids, Garlic has ultimately proved to be more successful than not. Used in many different cuisines and individual dishes, this brilliant herb possesses a variety of nutrients that range from Calcium, Zinc, Iron, and more. Garlic is best consumed crushed, by itself.

One of the most extremely rare herbs, used to treat acid reflux is, Steeple Bush (or Spiraea Tomentosa). As a member of the Rosaceae family, the Steeple Bush proves to be a great fighter towards banishing acid reflux. This terrific herb is best consumed with tea or warm water.

One of the most bright, yet diverse herbs in the world today is, German Chamomile (or Matricaria Recutita). As a member of the Asteraceae family, this amazingly fluent sunflower inspired herb proves to be ultimately successful in curing acid reflux. The Psoroptes Cuniculi property in this amazingly versatile herb promotes powerful nutrients and essential oils that react towards acid reflux. German Chamomile is best consumed in hot tea.

One of the most eclectic cultivars used to treat acid reflux are, Prunes (or Prunus Domestica). Prunes are authentically influential, because they possess high antioxidant levels. These amazingly aged, yet effective herbs are used in an array of individual cuisine and dishes. They are best consumed by themselves, however; they work great in your favorite dish or tea.

One of the most popular, yet versatile tropical fruits in the world today are, Pineapples (or Ananas Comosus). As a member of the Bromeliaceae family, this amazingly unique, yet universal fruit is used to treat an array of problematic health issues, including acid reflux. Pineapples possess a variety of nutrients. Some of them range from Niacin to Potassium to Vitamin C, and more. It is best to consume fresh pineapple, as the fruit itself is prone to disease and bacteria. This brilliant tropical fruit is best served alone, however; it works great as a juice or in your favorite dish.

As many people are effected by this problematic, yet common health issue, some people are misdiagnosed. Please use these natural remedies with caution. If you believe nothing has worked and your low stomach acid continues, please consult your doctor immediately, for a proper diagnosis.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Tips for good dental hygiene

When it comes to having great hygiene, it is extremely important, as it makes up a huge part of who we are, as individuals. Hygiene is not just something we see, it's something we feel and experience, as a result. When we have great hygiene, we feel great. When we have wonderful hygiene, we feel wonderful. Dental or oral hygiene is important because it is a huge contribution to our individual hygiene. As a oral health fanatic, here are some great tips to having great dental hygiene:

1 - THE "BRUSH, FLOSS, RINSE" REGIME: Do more than just brushing your teeth. Follow a plan that you can stick to that will benefit you, as a result. When you brush your teeth, ask yourself do you also floss your teeth, as well as, rinse your teeth? It's important to follow the best the "Brush, Floss, Rinse" regime. Brush your teeth, floss your teeth, and rinse your teeth everyday.

2 - THREE TIMES DAILY: It is extremely important to brush your teeth at least three times daily. It's best to brush your teeth balanced out. To do this, it is best to brush in between or after meals. If you can follow the "Brush, Floss, Rinse" regime, that would be great, as well, although that isn't recommended.

3 - WATER: People say drink eight glasses of water to maintain individual refreshment and moisture content. It's healthy to drink water and it is the only thing in the world, you can't ever have too much of (besides money *kidding*). Water is very easy on the teeth, as opposed to soft drinks, tea, wine, beer, liqueur, and coffee. Some water companies that distribute their products in grocery stores also offer water with fluoride in it, to give it extreme health benefits.

4 - DENTIST: Whether for a checkup or teeth cleaning (or both) it is important to visit the dentist. A professional opinion may be as good as your own or better. One thing you will notice, most individuals who visit a dentist daily have great oral and dental hygiene.

5 - SUGAR FREE: Foods that possess no or low sugar contents are always good. Gum works a great sealant (kind of like a baby chewing on a toy or a dog chewing on a bone, the toy and the bone are the sealants) It is best to chew a piece of sugar free gum because not only does the gum chewing action itself make your jaw stronger, as well as, teeth, but the sugar free gum will provide a flavorful taste that is healthy for your teeth, as a result.

6 - QUALITY PRODUCTS: If a product is more expensive, it usually means that it is better quality in comparison to something that is cheaper or lesser value, because it's more expensive to market and product. Some people say the cheaper stuff is as good as the expensive stuff, but don't let that fool you. A good quality toothbrush, as well as, toothpaste, floss, and rinse will go along way and make an amazing different. I've tried everything from store brand and generic to quality brand and there is a difference. Use products that are high quality and if it means spending a little more money to do so, do it because it will show as a result.

7 - THE "BAKING SODA AND PEROXIDE MIXTURE": If you take baking soda and add enough hydrogen peroxide to create a paste-like substance, you are destined to put it on your teeth. If you leave it on for a few minutes, it has been proved to be healthy for your teeth. Not just as a fighting guard to erasing plaque, but it is great whitening, which is linked to good hygiene. It works as a good holistic fluoride home remedy.

8 - VITAMINS: Take vitamins daily. For the best results, take multi-vitamins. Calcium is extremely important for enamel, as well as, overall strength. Other vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E help, as well. Eat foods that are on a healthy wavelength such as fruits and vegetables.

9 - COCONUT OIL: When you are done brushing, flossing, and rinsing use some cold-pressed organic Coconut Oil on a cue tip and spread it on your teeth. This will not only prevent dryness, but provide a great medium that is linked to great dental and oral hygiene. Some models and women that are in beauty pageants tend to use Vaseline on their teeth on a daily basis. This also works with the traditional, Persian oil-pulling method, a technique that is amazing for good dental hygiene.

10 - DO NOT OVER BRUSH: Some dentists say it's a myth to over brush and that some people can't ever brush enough. That is completely 100% false. You can over brush your teeth and as a result, it can lead to the wearing away of enamel, as well as, permanent nerve damage. It's best to never over brush.