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Aquapeutics

4 Mar

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if you’re going to get clean, get clean in style… the Aquapeutic shower has two handheld nozzles, mirrors, 8 side jets, a radio, an LCD TV, MP3 input, 6mm of tempered glass, a heater pump, steam generator, an alarm, 6 more jets, overhead lights, back accupuncture massage, a massage tub, towel racks, foot massage, ventilation fans and speakers.– All this for $4300!

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What Your Nails Say About Your Health

23 Feb

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Know someone with nasty nails? View this slideshow and find out ‘What Your Nails Say About Your Health’

*ATTENTION* ALL ATHLETES

8 Feb

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The leading cause of sudden death in American athletes is a genetic disorder called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which by some estimates affects roughly one in 500 people. Like weeds that overrun an unkempt yard, the heart muscle fibers proliferate rapidly and in a disorganized manner, often leading to a tripling or quadrupling in heart size during adolescence (see a picture here). People with HCM usually have no idea this is happening until they’re exercising one day and the electrical system in the heart suddenly fails. The heart takes on the appearance of a bag of worms struggling to get free (a problem called ventricular fibrillation), and cardiac arrest occurs.

read the entire MSN article here by Darshak Sanghavi

Brief Rigorousness Helps

29 Jan

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For those of you who can’t find time out of your busy day to workout, here’s a little more incentive. Brief rigorous excercise reduces the risk of diabetes. Read more here.

Dentifrice

18 Jan

1589R-51141Weighing Your Toothpaste Options

Just the number of options you have when you buy a tube of toothpaste can be overwhelming. Should you go for tartar control? Fluoride? Both? And don’t forget to think about whitening toothpastes or formulas with all natural ingredients.

When it comes to choosing the best toothpaste for you, it’s important to think about your unique oral health needs.

Fluoride toothpaste

The most important ingredient to look for when choosing toothpaste is fluoride.

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral. Its use has been instrumental in the dramatic drop in tooth decay and cavity occurrence that has taken place over the past 50 years. Bacteria in your mouth feed on sugars and starches that remain on your teeth after eating. Fluoride helps protect your teeth from the acid that is released when this happens. It does this in two ways. First, fluoride makes your tooth enamel stronger and less likely to suffer acid damage. Second, it can reverse the early stages of acid damage by remineralizing areas that have started to decay.

Using fluoride toothpaste is an important way to ensure that your teeth are reaping the benefits of this dental-friendly mineral. Don’t think you can skip fluoride if you live in an area where the water is fluoridated. Studies have shown that using fluoride toothpaste helps increase the concentration of fluoride in the teeth, even in areas with water supplies containing high levels of the mineral.

For more on your oral hygienal needs click here.

20 Things On Hygiene

3 Jan

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20 Things You Didn’t Know About Hygiene

1. Hygiene comes from the name “Hygieia,” the Greek goddess of health, cleanliness and … the Moon. Ancient Greek gods apparently worked double shifts.
2. The human body is home to some 1,000 species of bacteria. There are more germs on your body than people in the United States.
3. Not tonight dear, I just washed my hands: Anti-bacterial soap is no more effective at preventing infection than regular soap, and triclosan (the active ingredient) can mess with your sex hormones.
4. Save the germs! A study of over 11,000 children determined that an overly hygienic environment increases the risk of eczema and asthma.
5. Monks of the Jain Dharma (a minority religion in India) are forbidden to bathe any part of their bodies besides the hands and feet, believing the act of bathing might jeopardize the lives of millions of microorganisms.

read the other 15 things you didn’t know about hygiene here.


Provided by Discover magazine

Win or Lose

2 Jan

happysadI’m often on WebMD searching for different synopses on lowering high-blood pressure for my mom, if there are any new amino acids a mad scientist created that would give me more energy and strength during games, or what Amazonic dingleberry root extract will stimulate the molecular structure of the cell that leads to eyebrow restoration, and i came across a very interesting article on the facial expressions made by blind athletes and athletes with sight after having won or lost a contest. As an athlete i was intrigued, but i think everyone can appreciate this article if for nothing more than a reminder that we’re all people. Despite the segregation we’ve created  through race, language, culture, age, gender, nationality, etc. the common denominator and only factor is, WE’RE ALL PEOPLE!!

check out the article on WebMD.