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"The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body." George Sheehan
Your mental health is very important for your well being. A negative outlook can affect you whole inner body, mind and spirit. Stress can cause diseases, suppress your immune system, cause a negative attitude and make your overall life more difficult. Your physical health and mental health connection is profound!
America's third leading cause of death -STROKE
Stroke- when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting blood flow to an area of the brain. 5 common stroke symptoms 1. sudden numbness or weakness of the face, 2. sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, 3. sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, 4. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination and 5. Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
Stroke strikes fast. Call 9-1-1 or seek immediate medical attention.
American Stroke Association, http://www.strokeassociation.org/
Women and Obesity
Did you know researchers are trying to get more U.S. women to be considered obese? The U.S. guidelines at present determine who is obese by BMI (body-mass-index). A misleading classification can prevent women from seeking help or trying to lose weight. World Health Organization which uses body fat analysis instead of BMI considered more women are obese than diagnosed. The body-fat analysis guidelines would prove about half of white women and about two-thirds of latino/black women are obese.
For more information go to:
The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about obesity.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is also called "spastic colon". It is very common. It is associated with people who digestive tracts respond abnormally to stress or certain substances by causing diarrhea, gas, cramps, bloating, pain and constipation. IBS is caused by anxiety, smoking, certain foods, stress, alcohol or caffeinated drinks. IBS may be caused by muscles or nerves in your digestive system but no one really knows. Talk to your doctor if you have some of the symptoms associated with IBS. There are medications that can help regulate the process of your digestive tract. Also, you can make some lifestyle changes to help control IBS like ( watch the foods you eat, drink 6-8 glasses of water, manage stress and anxiety, avoid caffeine and tobacco, avoid alcohol and eat more fiber).
Desserts spelled backwards is "stressed"! Many people turn to food especially desserts when they are stressed or anxious. This has contributed to weight gain. Take control of your weight and life by learning about other options to soothing your stress. Example: Taking a walk, reading a book, watching your favorite show or talking to a loved one. Don't allow food to be your distraction for stress.
Your Digestive Tract
The area you call "belly" contains 1. the stomach- breaks down food; 2. the small intestine-absorbs nutrients and passes the waste on to the colon; 3. the colon-large intestine which absorbs water from the waste and moves it out of the body and 4. the rectum-is where the waste is stored before it passes out of the body.
Your Diet- Affects Your Heart
Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S.. This is due to obesity- being overweight and atherosclerosis- fatty buildup and other material on the inner lining of the arteries. This causes a narrowing and blockage which inhibits blood flow. You can fight both by reducing and limiting your intake of cholesterol, calories and saturated fats.
EAT YOUR FRUITS & VEGGIES-Know the facts!
Oranges, bananas and cantaloupe- potassium helps to maintan healthy blood pressure (think yellow)
Berries, red grapes and cherries- flavonoids boost antioxidant defenses and help maintain brain function (think very red)
Carrots and sweet potatoes- beta carotene is converted by the body to vitamin A which keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect againist infections.(think orange)
Tomatoes, watermelon and red/pink grapefruit- lycopene helps maintain healthy vision (think red)
Kale, collards and spinach-Lutein helps to maintain healthy vision (think green)
Mango, cantaloupe, oranges and pineapple- vitamin C provides antioxidant protection and helps with immune function (think yellowish-orange)
HEART DISEASE AND YOUR GENES
Did you know there is a genetic link between heart disease and blood fat? Scientists have finally found genetic evidence linking high concentrations of the blood fat to risk of heart problems. A major source of human energy are produced by the liver and/or derived from foods-triglycerides. People with genetically programmed tendency for higher levels of triglyceride had a increased risk of heart disease. The Sarwar's research team collected data from 302,430people in 101 studies and used Mendelian randomization analysis. This produced results that claim genes tie blood fat to heart disease and increase their risk 40percent.
For more information on heart disease. Visit the American Heart Association.
The above statements are not intended to diagnosis or substitute for professional medical care.