What to Avoid to Prevent Aggravation of Heartburn and Acid Reflux

September 7, 2021 Category :Heartburn and Acid Reflux Off

Heartburn and acid reflux, though are two different conditions, are often paired together as heartburn is considered the most common symptom of acid reflux disorder. But each can affect one patient without the occurrence of the other. Like for instance, a person may be afflicted by acid reflux but does not manifest any signs of heartburn or the other way around.

Acid reflux disorder happens when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is not working properly, letting the digestive acids leak up into the esophagus to cause irritation and even injury to the wall lining of the esophagus. The esophagus, being close to the heart, may cause an inflamed sensation to the sufferer thus the name heartburn. To prevent these conditions from getting triggered certain changes in lifestyle might be implemented by avoiding:

Fatty and Oily Foods

These types of food slow down digestion, needing the stomach to store them in an extended amount of time. When this happens, the pressure within the stomach builds up and this pressure also affects the LES. When the valve cannot take the pressure anymore, it may release or let an amount of digestive acid and enzymes to leak into the esophagus thus signs of heartburn and acid reflux are manifested.

Tight Fitting Clothes

When choosing a wardrobe, it is wise not to set aside comfort over fashion or better yet find things that are both comfortable and fashionable. Outfits that hug the abdomen tightly may cause the stomach contents to be forced up against the LES valve. By avoiding slenderizing undergarments and tight belts, you are also preventing heartburn and acid reflux.

Bad Habits

Not only will the elimination of bad habits do good in preventing symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux, it may also boost the general condition of your health. Alcohol causes the stomach to excrete more digestive acids and relaxes the LES at the same time. When smoking, the chemicals contained in tobacco cigarettes weaken the LES as they are absorbed in the blood.

Theobromine

It is a natural compound found mainly in coffee and cocoa plants in which can aggravate heartburn and acid reflux. This makes coffee and chocolates candidates among the food to be limited, if not totally eliminated in your diet.

Heavy Meals

As it is the digestive tract primarily affected by heartburn and acid reflux, moderating your meals especially what and how you eat should be considered. Eating large amount of food at one time can put off much pressure on both the stomach and the LES. Try to make a habit of chewing food properly as this can take some of the pressure off of the stomach and the saliva secreted in the mouth while chewing may also aid in neutralizing the secreted digestive acids.

Chocolate Can Do Wonders to Reduce Heart Disease

August 26, 2021 Category :Heart Disease Off

What are the possible factors which could help reduce heart disease? Do you know? Most people do not have any idea that the common things we use in our daily life can also do heart disease prevention. Heart disease is one of the diseases which can endanger person’s life all of a sudden as a result of heart attack or heart failure. There are hundreds of reasons for a sudden heart failure in people no matter what age they are of.

Chocolate!

One of the most commonly used things is the delicious chocolate used by every other human being at least once in a month in one form or another. If people know about the importance of this important ingredient they would definitely increase its use to do heart problem prevention in their lives. Doctors recommend people to do chocolate consumption on daily basis in any form to prevent cardiac diseases. Dark Chocolate is significantly recommended since it contains large amount of nutrients which are good for a person’s health. It contains antioxidants which help reduce heart diseases. It has abundance of fiber, magnesium, iron and potassium which have the ability of heart disease prevention. Knowing about the heart disease prevention diet is very important these days, since the heart disease is widespread in almost every country of the world.

Chocolate maintains a good blood flow

One of the most important reasons of using chocolate for heart problem prevention is its ability to smooth en the blood flow in a person’s body. It not only smooth ens the blood flow but also lowers the blood pressure which becomes the main reason for the heart attack in most of the cases. Cocoa has bio active elements in it which accelerates yet smooth ens the blood flow in the arteries and ultimately results in lowering the blood pressure. The anti-oxidation elements in Cocoa restricts the cholesterol to get accumulated in the arteries which becomes another big reason of a heart attack. In this modern world, cocoa is considered as a medicine to ensure better cardiovascular health. It does not only have a magnificent taste but it has large healthy benefits for a human body. People should use the diet which reduces heart disease risk and contribute to heart disease prevention and treatment. People should follow heart disease prevention tips to avoid cardiovascular mishaps in their body.

Other ways to reduce

The smooth functioning of a human body is essential for a health life and this article will tell you about the heart disease prevention to some extent. The smooth blood circulation in the body is essential for a smooth functioning of heart which can only be made possible through using diet.

Reduce heart disease through intake of healthy foods

Over weight of body do not result to reduce heart problem but oppositely is complementary to cause it. Mostly people with more weight have to experience the heart disease which can become deathly if not taken care of properly at appropriate time through right heart prevention tips. In most of the cases, the doctors’ recommendations include the reduction of weight in the heart disease treatment. They pressurizes the patient to reduce his weight to help burn the calories and reduce the cholesterol level which is often the main reason of cardiovascular diseases.
• The patients with heart diseases should take healthy diet including rich amount of whole grains which is mostly present in brown rice and bread.
• Olive Oil should be made a significant ingredient of the food.
• He should eat sea food on regular basis instead of red meat which is not so healthy for any human body if consumed in abundance.
• There are many brands available which offers low fat or fat-free dairy products. To prevent the health disease one should make the low fat eatables an important food on regular basis.
• Sodium is not good since it increases the blood pressure. That’s why whatever that has rich sodium in it should be avoided.
• Fruits should be taken in abundance.
• Fried food should be avoided and preferably grilled or steamed food should be taken in heart prevention diet.

Exercise is best to have a healthy life!

Not only healthy foods but there are many exercises which a person can do to help. Doing exercise on daily basis, keeping your body fit and used to of a stressful activity can help a lot in dealing with the cardiac diseases and coping with them on a long term basis. What is heart made up of? It is made up of muscles which need to stretch and exercise all the time. When a person exercises, his heart starts pumping the blood all over the body and starts functioning with greater efficiency. This will keep the heart’s life to live longer. Exercise on regular basis is very important for a human body for burning calories and decreasing the amount of accumulated cholesterol. It is common to know that exercise keeps the heart flexible in pumping blood out and keeps the blood pressure normal. Doctors recommend that every person should exercise for at least 30 minutes daily to keep the body fit and healthy. Yoga and jogging at an appropriate rate of running is considered good for the heart disease prevention as well as treatment. The healthy heart burn off your stress and makes you sleep better which ultimately results in a healthy and fit life. These heart prevention tips should be adopted in his/ her life to live longer.

Increased Demand For Technology in the Healthcare System

July 21, 2021 Category :Healthcare Systems Off

The days of endless charting and piled papers, is just around the corner for those in the healthcare field. There is an increased demand for technology in the Michigan healthcare system, and with that increased demand come both benefits and drawbacks. There are a wide variety of advantages of increasing the technology and embracing the advances that have made in medical system software and systems this far. Those medical facilities who refuse to take advantage of these new possibilities will soon find themselves obsolete as the rest of the businesses around them continue to advance.

Advantages of an Increased Demand for Technology

With an increase in technology within the Michigan healthcare system, will come advantages such as easier to access records, faster automatic billing capabilities, and even automated support and call center capabilities that are routed to the appropriate professionals. This improved technology-based access to information will have a significant impact on healthcare. It will save time, money, and ultimately even lives.

No more waiting precious minutes to find out what little Johnny is allergic to when he needs immediate treatment and you can’t find his chart. There will also be an end to clients being pestered by insurance information about treatment, which has yet to arrive from the doctor’s office. Everything will be done faster and more effectively with the new technology that is being developed.

Disadvantages of an Increased Demand for Technology

With an increase in technology, will also come a need to keep up. To do this, you will need to advance with the times and develop a system that is on par with those being used by other local business. That is just one of the disadvantages of an increased demand for technology in the Michigan healthcare system. Luckily, with the help of an IT specialist company, you can have a state of the art system that runs seamlessly, and is monitored on a daily basis.

With all new technology come bugs and kinks that need to be worked out. If you are going to advance with the times, then it will be essential to enlist the help of an efficient and productive IT group. Outsourcing IT work can be very advantageous. By outsourcing your IT work, you can obtain the services you need at the lowest possible cost without being negatively affected.

There is an increased demand for technology in the Michigan healthcare system, and this increase is leading to both benefits and problems for healthcare companies. If you own a business that deals in the medical profession, then you have begun to realize the benefits to developing a system that can compete with those developed for other companies.

In order to compete, you will need an updated system of your own, which can be accomplished with the help of a dedicated IT company such as AccuTech International. Once you understand the importance of outsourcing this work, and developing your company further with the use of the latest technology in the field, you will begin to see your business thrive while conserving money at the same time.

Paintings That Heal & Children’s Healing Art? Right!

June 22, 2021 Category :Healing Arts Off

If you asked me a year ago if a Painting could physically heal you, I would have said Right?! I even remember when my grandmother at age 100, reminded me of the time when tomatoes were considered to be poisonous. (Don’t think the Ketchsup companies would like that!) So open your mental filters a little, and let me tell you about my journey discovering Paintings That Heal(TM).

As a professional artist for over 20 years, I licensed art and my designs. I was tired!

I wanted to paint from my heart. After the death of my fiance, my painting ceased! However I received the unexpected gift of “remembering” my intuitive and healing abilities. As a child, I was in the pioneer NC Gifted Student Program (1-12), and my intuitive and psychic abilities were studied by Duke’s pioneer ESP Research team headed by Dr. J B Rhine. So I went back to Duke, and they determined that I am a Medical Intuitive and Healer. I read every healing book I could get my hands on to see if I could “do” the examples and “produce” the required results, I could. So I set about “being” one. Since then, I have worked as an international and scientifically documented Medical Intuitive and Healer. I continue to participate in research to add substance to this “alternative” work.

Since I believe there are no coincidences, 8 years later I had lunch with a friend who needed a painting for the cover of the University of North Carolina’s Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorder’s annual report. The commission was to create a painting of a disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). The concept was SO preposterous, that it struck my fancy. I thought, why not!? I was absolutely SURE that Painting a disease was a one shot deal and ONLY created on a “lark”. I mean, can you imagine asking people to come to a Gallery opening to view diseases, emotional dysfunction and mental disorders? Even further, can you imagine the mind of the artist that actually THOUGHT about creating these? I went to Law school for Pete’s sake.

Well, if I’m gonna go out on a limb, I thought, I might as well do it right! I decided the canvas was “the Person”. I said my prayer as I always do before a Healing session, and began. As a medical intuitive I intuitively determined what the disease looked like, so I painted that. Next I was instructed to add specific color, texture, and image whose energies vibrations intensify and amplify the Healing Energies. As the Painting sat drying, my guidance said you’re not finished”. Startled, I ask, what’s left to do? My guidance quickly replied, “paint the Healing Energies to heal that disorder over the original painting”. I figured, since no one but me would know what was happening, I’d give it a try. Then I was intuitively told exactly what essential Healing Energies to channel, direct and infuse into the canvas. What does this accomplish I asked. “The combination of essential Healing Energies mixed with the vibrations of the specific colors, images and textures in the finished Painting, activates the brain to trigger chemicals, and the body’s cellular system to trigger internal frequencies that assists the body in repairing itself”… Hmm, interesting I thought. I painted until I was told by my guidance to stop.

Utilizing a “show me” attitude, we decided to scientifically test the IBS Painting to see if it radiated measurable energy. Now being a pioneer in having the Healing Energies and Healing benefits of my Paintings scientifically and alternatively documented was really a leap of faith and trust in the Universe. I felt like the proverbial chicken trying to cross a traditional medical field road.

In our initial double blind studies using traditional scientific Biofeedback we documented that in as little time as 5 seconds of exposure to a Painting’s Healing Energies, positive changes occur in the viewer’s physical energy fields. Then we tested over 100 more people before and after their exposure to the Paintings with 2 more technologies:

1. State of the art Gas Discharge Visualization Cameras, used by major medical research centers. The GDV Camera (approx 400 in the world), utilizes state-of-the-art optical technology to photograph an individual’s various energy fields through image sensors that read energy levels from an individual’s fingertips.

2. HeartMath system (used by many Fortune 500 companies and by various departments of the federal government), is an interactive computer-based heart rate variability monitor and real-time pulse wave recording that gives a scientific measure of your physiological readings.

These scientific and alternative technologies recorded that positive changes occur in a viewer’s heart waves (HRV), respiration rates, body temperature and brain waves (EEG) and other vital signs. Changes also occur in the viewer’s subtle energy fields. We even collected video testimonials to accompany the documentation that Paintings That Heal(TM), and Children’s Healing Art(TM) literally facilitate Healing!

We also discovered that not only were they a healing tool, but the Paintings could also be used as a diagnostic tool. To me, this is absolutely fascinating! Findings continually confirm that people respond to a specific Painting which represents a disorder or issue that was either in their past, or is presently or potentially in their physical body or energy field or in the energy filed of someone very close to them. Some people with multiple diseases or disorders are affected by several of the Paintings. We invite you to our website to determine which ones resonate with you.

Why do these work? Each light ray consists of colors that have different wavelengths and vibrational frequencies that affect your mind, cells, and body chemicals differently. By receiving color, texture and image information through our eyes, their frequencies communicate to our brain to direct the various bodily functions to respond accordingly. The movie “What the Bleep *?!” addresses the issues of input, brain directives, and chemical responses. Not only are you what you think, your visual input matters too! Color, texture and pattern energies and vibrational input are constantly working on your cellular and subtle energy bodies at an unconscious level. The principle of dress for success, painting your environment (home and workplace) and decorating an environment to promote well being, all lend credibility to the fact that subliminal visual input effects and affects all of your health systems. Then add channeled and directed essential Healing Energies into each canvas that I use to facilitate healing in my clients, and you get a Painting that Heals(TM). The combination of essential Healing Energies, mixed with the vibrational frequencies of the artwork, all activate physical healing responses in the viewer’s body.

What are the benefits of Paintings That Heal(TM) & Children’s Healing Art(TM)? While some of the Paintings are beautiful, others are not. They all are a Healing Energies “generator” addressing specific needs, and are physically non invasive. They assist and amplify other healing treatments, procedures and prescriptions, and they facilitate ongoing and continuous positive energies and Healing benefits in the environment. These are particularly supportive for indigo, crystal, starseed, psychic kids, children, the elderly, and those in critical, chronic, degenerative, or delicate health situations. To maximize the healing assets of a studio Painting or a Painting that is created just for your needs, it should be placed in a location where you will receive optimum ongoing exposure to the Healing Energies on a daily basis. Once the Painting’s energies become part of an environment, an individual continually benefits from it energetically by means of harmonic resonance. A person’s own energy field will regulate the appropriate amounts of energy that they receive on an ongoing basis. You can not be overexposed.

What can one expect when they are exposed to a Painting? At present, there are no specific guarantees regarding a fixed long term timeframe, and specific healing properties. Research results vary with individual situations. We are able to document definite positive changes in an individual’s bio energetic fields, and in their symptoms. With those given results, we hope, to generate more interest in expanding our long term research program for Paintings That Heal(TM).

Are Paintings That Heal(TM) the same as art therapy? No, just being in the presence of the combination of energies in a Painting is what actually alters and heals the viewer’s physical and energetic body. In contrast, the healing response of art therapy is generated by the patient making a piece of artwork. Art therapy work is not infused with channeled Healing Energies.

What does the future hold for these Paintings? We believe that Paintings That Heal(TM) will have multiple applications, from therapeutic uses such as screen savers (a client on meds for anxiety attacks, used his Painting as his computer’s screen saver, and was able to reduce and later remove his meds) to medical and healthcare healing decor and public murals. We envision “get well” cards that actually create health! Imagine prints and posters in nursing homes that create a positive atmosphere, or artwork that soothes in hotels, and waiting rooms, or a deck of cards that facilitates a healthier physical body for the user. The Paintings’ uses are almost endless. Wherever there is artwork or a design, or a surface to be painted, the potential for healing is available.

When to Call the Doctor About Your Child’s Headache Migraine

April 9, 2021 Category :Headaches Migraines Off

Most parents are well aware that children get headaches, in fact, studies have shown that more than 90% of school aged children get some type of headache. In most cases these are nothing to be worried about, and a little aspirin or similar type of medications is all that is needed for treatment. However, there are times when headaches in children are more severe and it is important for parents to know when to call the doctor about your child’s headache migraine.

How Common Are Child Migraines?

While most parents are aware that kids get headaches, what they might not know is that a migraine headache in children is more common than most people realize. It is estimate that somewhere between 4% and 10% of children experience a child headache migraine, and research has shown that approaching 6% of the population has at least on migraine attack before the age of 15. Many adults with headaches started having their headaches as children, with 20% reporting the onset before age 10.

Knowing whether a baby gets a migraine is obviously difficult, but there is some evidence gathered from parents of older children diagnosed with migraines that remember the same pattern of behavior in the children during a migraine attack when the child was younger. This research suggests that infants as early as 4 months might experience a child migraine headache. So all of this research suggests that migraines in children are similar to the statistics of the adult population. Children are also susceptible to the same types of headaches as adults, and migraine headaches, tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches are all documented as possible childhood headaches.

The impact of a child headache migraine on the lives of adolescents can be as dramatic as it is for an adult, and may impeded their participation in school or interfere with their participation in after school activities. For these reasons you will want to address these issues as soon as possible and seeking proper treatment.

When to call the doctor?

So, how does a parent know when to call the doctor about their child’s headache migraine? This article presents some general guidelines you can use that are recommended by medical professionals. Always err on the side of caution and when in doubt call your family pediatric doctor for their recommendations.

If a childs headache symptom continues for more than a couple of hours you should consult your family doctor. Also if your child complains of severe pain or any other unusual symptoms it is best to call your physician immediately. You should also call your doctor if your child’s migraine symptoms include any of the following: Occur at least once a month Headaches that wake a child from sleep. Keep him or her out of school

Personality changes.
Follow an injury, such as a blow to the head
Worsening or more frequent headaches.
Complaints that “this is the worst headache I’ve ever had!”
The headache is different than previous headaches.
Feature persistent nausea, vomiting or visual changes
Are accompanied by fever, along with neck pain or stiffness

Knowing the type of headache is important for an accurate diagnosis. To this end your doctor will ask for some basic information to help them determine the type of headache and the proper course of treatment. Your family doctor will ask you to describe your child migraine symptoms in detail to try and determine if there is a pattern or specific triggers. It is advisable for the parent to keep a headache diary of each episode to assist you and your doctor with a proper diagnose.

A headache diary will describe the symptoms of your child headache migraine, when it occurred, the specific symptoms shown, how long it lasted, whether there was an aura element, and any causes or triggers that you might have identified. This information will prove very valuable for a proper diagnosis. Your can find examples of headache diaries online that are free to download.

Most headaches in children are nothing to worry about and are very common. However, children can have headaches and pain that is equivalent to that of adults and should be taken as seriously. Follow the steps above to determine when to call you doctor about your child’s headache migraine, and remember, a preventative, or cautionary approach is always best when dealing with the health of our children. When in doubt, call your doctor!