Lifestyle Due to 50% of #Cancer #Deaths

CancerIt’s a shame that nearly half of all cancer deaths are caused by what doctors call modifiable behaviors. Drinking, smoking, and unhealthy diets are the cause of nearly half of cancer deaths in the US. The silver-lining to the trifecta of cancer-causing habits is that each and every one of them is a choice, not ingrained in our DNA. Although people are smoking less these days, our food choices are leaning more toward quick-and-unhealthy instead of wholesome and nutrient-dense. By far, smoking accounst for nearly 90% of lung cancer. Easier said than done to quick but your evading death by slow-choking. Excess body weight is over half of cancer deaths. Drinking pickles the liver in nearly 25% of deadly cancer in men. Without your liver, your body cannot live a clean life.  The tough question to answer here is how statistically significant are these numbers to you? Is smoking, abundant drinking, or overeating so important to you that you’re willing to relinquish a healthy, full life to inhale, imbibe, or ingest a high risk of deadly cancer? Knowing if half the battle. What will you do about it?

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The Inadequacies of #SexEd Nowadays

SexEdHow graphic does sex ed need to be for teens nowadays? Good question. The highlighted evidence of this report says that teens are trying taboo sexual practices despite their sex ed classes. I’m looking under lots of rocks to find these ‘taboo’ practices and I’m coming-up empty handed. Don’t look down, folks. Isn’t it teenage nature to build an empirical knowledge-base? Sure. Show the kids 50-Shades and see what mom’s been enjoying. That’ll scare (or entice)the kids from indulging in their undiscovered BDSM fantasies. The age at which people born in the 90s jump into the ‘sexual pool’ is 14. Back in the 50s, the age at which women lost their virginity is 20 and for the guys it was 19. Yes, the age of innocence has shaved-off a few years in 6 decades. Is it irony that it’s been 1-year per decade or do we really blame access to  Internet porn? I’m interested to get a parent’s opinion on it.

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Meatless #Thanksgiving With #Tofurkey

TofurkeyOne of the tag words associated with Thanksgiving is turkey, a taboo food from the diets of vegans. As we’re only a few days away from turkey day, this article asks the question what would happen if the US was strictly veganThe first thought that jumps to mind is the fact most every table would be decorated with the delicious Tofurkey. Quite simply this creation is made from a blend of wheat protein and organic tofu. To answer the question at hand in an environmental perspective, it would significantly decrease the greenhouse effect and gas emissions. In 2015, CNN provided a sobering report explaining that the amount of methane kicked into the environment from a cow is akin to that of driving an SUV hundreds of miles. Even if we stopped the cow-clutter, we’d have to replace it with a plant-based diet and that would require countness machines burning fuel like an SUV. Which makes the point of this story is that farmers who breed cows for consumption are feeding a meat-eaters need by starving our environment a little one-sided.  The last point to consider if we all went vegan is that some nutrients in our diet, like certain amino acids, can be found in meat but certainly available in supplements. If you can find it naturally and need it, wouldn’t you rather?

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What #Pet Helps You #LiveLonger?

DogsIf you’re a dog person , you’ll gloat told ya so to your cat people friends. A study has found that owning a dog can help you live longer, if you live alone. If you live alone but want company but not a housemate – consider these benefits in owning a dog: exercise, companionship, and a robust immune system. All of the aforementioned benefits increases lifespan in a uniquely positive way for dog-owners. Taking your dog for a walk is a two-fold benefit for exercise and companionship. Of course, dog-people gravitate to dog-people and that adds an unexpected perk to your 4-legged exercise machine. When you’re not walking your buddy, the two of you can chill, have a one-way conversation because your canine doesn’t judge. And yes, the benefits of a stress-free life with your furry friend allow for your immune system to remain on-point. If you want to make noise about dog dander and the slight mess he or she makes – go ahead but it does work your immune system for the better.

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Your Color May Detect Early Signs of Diabetes

DSDMYou’d be hard-pressed to find a healthcare provider that tells you to wait it out to learn if you have diabetes. Knowing if you have high blood sugar that is slightly above normal range is a gift that was unavailable as a kit for the public  when I was diagnosed in 1985. My family and friends have watched and supported me through the challenges of late diabetes diagnosis that have taken the form of diabetes complications. I was diagnosed the summer after 1st grade. By 10th grade, I had kidney disease and retinopathy. In college, I fell into a diabetic coma and was on life-support for 36-hours. By my 20s, although I was a professional working for a large company, my kidneys were following a trajectory downward and my doctor told me I was likely going to need a kidney transplant. During that time, I had two strokes – one in June 2008 and the other in June 2009. Learning to walk, talk, and live over again at the age of 31 is a surreal experience and I live to tell about it. Needless to say, my kidney transplant was put-off until May 2010. My mom donated her kidney to me and it not only saved my life but it gave me a life of health I had never known before that day. My hope is that no family ever faces the challenges with which I’ve lived. This is why my doctors have joined me in creating the nonprofit organization, Dip a Stick for Diabetes.  The flagship campaign for the nonprofit is the Dip a Stick Movement. It’s an easy, needle-free way to see if a person without diabetes could have high blood sugar. It takes 30-seconds and it could protect you and your loved ones from the unforgiving consequences of late diabetes diagnosis. If you could simply Dip a Stick to protect yourself – why wouldn’t you? Watch the crowdfunding video to see how Dip a Stick works. It’s a urine dipstick. It doesn’t involve needles and there’s no blood whatsoever.  Thanks for supporting the Dip a Stick Movement and ensuring it’s available to those who cannot afford to donate and participate!

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@FDA Approves a #SmartPill?

PillWe love our smart phones. We’ve got smart cars. Now the FDA has approved a smart pill to track the dosing of patients on the medication Abilify. It’s approved as a “digital pill” and the purpose is to ensure that the medication is being taken in its time-sensitive manner. Obviously there are some privacy issues called into question. Nobody deserves to be “Big Brothered” for their medication dosing. Period. The efficacy of this digital pill lies within the patient compliance. The drug is specific for mental conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The “magic” in this digital drop is no bigger than the size of a grain of sand and is activated when the pill interacts with stomach acid. A wifi signal from a patch on the skin sends the timing to a database the logs the time of medication activation. If the end-game is to track patient adherence to medication, why not do this with a more voluntary medication like Contrave or Belvique? Going into the guts of patients, even if it’s simply a wifi transmission, casts a dark shadow on the for liberty and justice for all pledge, don’t you think?  Are people being paid for their compliance? Time is money, Uncle Sam.

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Science Says You Won’t #Die of Good #Sex

BellOh hump day. Science has done us the favor of confirming that it’s unlikely any of us will die from heart-stopping sex. Who asked you, anyway? Actually this study was specific for people who have heart problems. In a span of 13-years, the data from 4,500 people engaging in the heart-pumping throes of passion – only 34 were reported to ring the bell for the very last time. And…scene. Most of those who didn’t live were men with a history of cardiac disease. Don’t let the awkward question deter you from engaging in activities that might be good for your heart. Unless your doctor specifically says to avoid copulation, don’t deny yourself or your loved one the pursuits of such health benefiting pleasures.

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Most Popular #Diet on #Reddit

RedditHave you heard of the CICO diet? It’s the most popular diet on Reddit touting the calorie-in, calorie-out plan.Insofar as the equation for weigh loss, this formula certainly does it. However, be fully aware of the deficit in overall nutrition you suffer while on the CICO fad. Though many diet experts will tell you that diet had the lion’s share of weight loss success, it’s super-charged when done in a balanced nutrition formula and done concurrently with exercise. If you think about it, Diet experts will tell you the CICO formula works. However if your hope is to eat 1200 calories of Jolly Ranchers and hope for the best, good luck. You’ll see a loss in weight, but you’ll also notice a loss in sustained energy throughout your day, a shrinkage in muscle mass, and an overall dulling in mental alertness. Of course, you could be one of those who find your way to fat loss with the guidelines of the 5:2 Diet, with a nice balance of ketogenic fat loss and anti-aging benefits to the brain!

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A #Pic of His #D Can Tell This About His #Health

DangerousCurveWhen a guy sends you a selfie of his discreet belongings, you may be able to tell more about his health than he realizes. A large study has found that in among nearly 1.5 million men, the risk of stomach cancer, testicular cancer, and skin cancer was increased in men who had Peyronie’s disease. It’s definitely a clinically diagnosed disease whereby a man has a 50-degree curve in his penis. This curve is caused by a buildup of plaque in the penis. Over time, this is what increases a mans risk of stomach, testicular, and skin cancer. Most men do not take any therapeutic measures to correct the condition but those who do have a few surgical options. Next time mister full of life sends you a ‘come hither’ call, do him a solid and let him know about the tale of the curved penis.

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Who Makes Your #BloodSugar Rise?

FightorFlightThat saying it makes your blood boil may have a lot to do with something I noticed about my blood sugars around certain types of people. Throughout the last 32+years of diabetes, my blood sugar has always been on a perpetual roller coaster. But as I’ve gotten older, it’s become easier to stabilize. However, when I’m around the same people that coexisted with the roller-coaster effect in adolescence, I still see a slight rise in bG regardless of food, activity, or insulin. I’d love to know exactly what causes it but I’m going to lean on the fight or flight response to make sense of it. Some situations automatically cause our nervous system to shift into “ready” mode. Feeling froggy? Perhaps. Some people have the total opposite effect on bG. In fact, perhaps this is why we opt to be around our friends instead of stressful personality types. Build your cave and escape the daily stresses that provoke the inherent fight or flight response.

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