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P90x Method Is Just A Complete Property Conditioning Exercise Software With Awesome Results | A Exercise Article

P90x Method Is Just A Complete Property Conditioning Exercise Software With Awesome Results | A Exercise Article | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Just how do all fat eliminate ads begin? Well, most of them just start of by showing fat, lively, over sized, over the trousers bellies. Is this truly what being out of shape is?

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Lipstick found to contain alarmingly high levels of aluminum, cadmium and lead

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Lipstick found to contain alarmingly high levels of aluminum, cadmium and lead

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Amy Rouse's curator insight, May 11, 2013 12:44 AM

"The FDA actually did conduct its own investigation back in late 2011 on lead in lipstick and found that every single sample among 400 collected contained lead. A shocking 380, or 95 percent, of the lipstick samples tested contained levels of lead at more than 0.1 parts per million (ppm), which is higher than the maximum level permitted in candy bars. But in typical FDA fashion, the agency largely discounted its own findings, declaring at the time that lead levels are "very low and [do] not pose safety concerns."

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Whole walnuts and their extracted oil improve cardiovascular disease risk

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Consumption of whole walnuts or their extracted oil can reduce cardiovascular risk through a mechanism other than simply lowering cholesterol, according to researchers.

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Soy and tomato may be effective in preventing prostate cancer

Soy and tomato may be effective in preventing prostate cancer | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Tomatoes and soy foods may be more effective in preventing prostate cancer when they are eaten together than when either is eaten alone, said a new study.

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Paper-thin skin patch collects vitals: E-health made easier and more comfortable

Paper-thin skin patch collects vitals: E-health made easier and more comfortable | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

The future of health care could be found in a tiny, paper-thin skin patch that collects vital information. The Bio-patch sensor developed by researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology is inexpensive, versatile and, best of all, comfortable to wear.

 

"On the chest it provides electrocardiography (ECG), on the skull it measures brainwaves (EEC), and on the forearm it can measure muscle response to stimulation from the nervous system (EMG)," he says. It also has a built-in sensor that constantly monitors body temperature.

 

With a wireless connection, the patient can analyse the readings in their smartphone, or send the data via internet to a healthcare professional for diagnosis.

 

The thinking behind Bio-patch is that health care can be moved out of the hospitals and into the home, Yang says. "Bio-patch is a step towards what is known as self-care, which is valuable especially for patients discharged after an operation, or for the elderly living unassisted," he says.

 

While the technology is versatile, interest has focused on the heart. "Heart diseases account for the majority of all deaths in the EU," he says.

 


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A step towards self health beyond the gym...the technology that awaits us as we move into the future is incredible...was Star Trek that far off? The challenge no becomes how do we decide which ones are safe and effective.

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Cancer Doctor Explains How Cooking with Turmeric Leads to Amazing Health Benefits | TruthTheory

Cancer Doctor Explains How Cooking with Turmeric Leads to Amazing Health Benefits | TruthTheory | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

It’s one thing to read all the studies, to keep informed through breaking news and research about natural health, but it’s another to hear it from the people who put it into practice. When you can combine the practical applications of natural health with the scientific background, the evidence can be awfully convincing. This is where Johns Hopkins medical oncologist Dr. Saraswati Sukumar comes in, explaining how you can get the most out of the amazing spice turmeric.

The Power of Cooking with Turmeric

Dr. Sukumar is a cancer doctor, but she is also a frequent user of turmeric. She knows first-hand how curcumin (the active component in turmeric) can provide health benefits and how it can easily be incorporated into your daily life. She uses it daily in her kitchen and has built a good portion of her professional reputation on touting the benefits of this powerful root.

“The health benefits are many, many. For example, for those who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, who have painful swelling in the knees, turmeric is a great way to suppress the inflammation,” says Dr. Sukumar. “A Woman’s Journey.”“We have close to 300 publications (that cite turmeric) for its anti-cancer effects. Many diseases, such as colon cancer and other types of cancer, are being traced to inflammation.”

She can point to the research that shows how curcumin can not only regulate inflammation which leads to certain types of cancer, but also the other types of cancer where curcumin “actually seeks out malignany cancer cells and alters the regulation of DNA in order to kill them,” as stated by Natural News.

As Dr. Sukumar said, the benefits of turmeric are many—from inflammation of the joints as is common in arthritis, to reduced cancer risk and the treatment of diabetes. But, not all sources of curcumin are equal. As Dr. Sukumar points out, your body can get the most benefits when you add it to your cooking.

“The problem with the pill is that it is very insoluble in water,” said Dr. Sukumar. “The better way to take it, I feel, is to use it in your cooking very extensively. If you have any sauté, just sprinkle it in. The moment you heat oil and add turmeric to it, it now becomes completely bio-available to you.”


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Smartphone Physical: These apps let you give yourself an Electrocardiogram

Smartphone Physical: These apps let you give yourself an Electrocardiogram | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

The Smartphone Physical project, which uses a set of devices that connect to an iPhone, allows doctors and patients to conduct a comprehensive physical examination. The devices can collect both quantitative and qualitative data, ranging from simple readings of weight and blood pressure to more complex readings such as heart rhythm analysis and visualization of the back of the eye. Here's why the project could change doctor's visits. 

 

Physical exams are falling out of favor, but the Smartphone Physical project wants to change that.

 

The  project, which uses a set of devices that connect to an iPhone, allows doctors and patients to conduct a comprehensive physical examination. The devices can collect both quantitative and qualitative data, ranging from simple readings of weight and blood pressure to more complex readings such as heart rhythm analysis and visualization of the back of the eye.

 

Most of the devices are now widely available. The project hopes to create the best black bag of devices for the next generation of doctors and modernize medical education with mobile technology.

 

Here’s why the project matters:

 

The use of ‘small data” such as the smartphone-enabled devices and medical apps can enhance patient engagement. Being able to meaningfully trend blood pressure data at home with plug-and-play devices reduces the mundane by using the smartphone device as a repository for personal health information.

 

Patients can look at their own point-of-care images including middle ear and back of the eye. For 100 percent of patients I screened, this was the first time they’d seen their own eardrum. Most hadn’t seen their own retina.

 

Use of a smartphone Electrocardiogram (e.g. AliveCor) allows patients to connect symptoms to objective data.Often times patients experience chest pains or heart palpitations that land them in the ER. By the time the ambulance arrives and brings the patient to the ER, the patient may feel better and not have a findable medical issue. Now, patients can grab a smartphone-enabled ECG right when they’re having symptoms at home and beam results to a doctor who can help decide whether the patient needs immediate medical attention. This can be quite validating and reassuring for the patient

 

Baselining: collecting objective imaging, numerical and/or tracing data allows clinicians to create a patient’s baseline health so that future data can be compared to baseline for more personalized diagnosis

 

Some of these devices can be used at home, but others do not necessarily replace the physician. They make the physical exam more reliable and enhance its quality.

 

The Smartphone Physical can improve medical by:

 

enhancing visual learning and the ability to deal with more data at the point of care to make better patient care decisions.

 

allowing students to see the optic disk/retina while learning how to do the exam in real time. I didn’t reliably see the optic disk until I started using the [Smartphone Physical] ophthalmoscope.


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Cars that can monitor your health

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Is there are doctor in the car? It’s highly unlikely, but with the advent of digital health applications and monitoring systems, the day of the diagnostic dashboard doctor may not be too far off.

 

Ford’s SYNC voice-activated technology embodied in its latest Fiesta is in the vanguard of these developments. SYNC allows drivers to access their smartphone applications on the move using voice control – the apps are displayed on a dashboard screen.

 

A growing number of those apps are to do with health. Last year, medical and healthcare was the third fastest-growing application category, with more than 17,000 available and, according to a Frost and Sullivan report, the market is expected to be worth $392 million (£243.4 million) by 2015, with more than 500 million users.

 

The first commercial SYNC health application went live early last year, via the Apple Store, with an air-pollution, asthma-alert and pollen-alert apps.


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malek's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:48 PM

Sci Fi comes to life

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Digital healthcare easier and more convenient for patients. #patientchampions

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Hershey to Source 10% Certified Cocoa by Year’s End

Hershey to Source 10% Certified Cocoa by Year’s End | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Hershey says it is on track to source at least 10 percent of its total global cocoa purchases from certified sources in 2013. The company also has set benchmarks for reaching 100 percent certified by 2020 as part of its 21st Century Cocoa Plan. It will be working with certifications Fair Trade, UTZ and Rainforest Alliance to increase the number of certified suppliers. The plan also includes expanding its CocoaLink mobile phone program, which delivers agricultural and social training to rural farmers at no cost.


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Eat Your (Sea) Vegetables… And Source Responsibly!

Eat Your (Sea) Vegetables… And Source Responsibly! | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Crunchy and savory dulse flakes lend a taste and texture similar to bacon when sprinkled over artichoke croquettes. Kombu dissolves in chipotle black bean and mushroom chili, giving it a trace of saltiness before being finished with crème fraiche.


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GMOs: A Breakthrough or Breakdown in U.S. Agriculture?

GMOs: A Breakthrough or Breakdown in U.S. Agriculture? | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Deciphering the debate on genetically-engineered food.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 5, 2013 12:21 PM

Here's a more pro-GMO take on the topic that tries to be objective. I still think all patenting of the living needs to stop.  Then we would see if mankind values or willingly accepts these alterations. A baby sitter doesn't own a child because they feed it. A teacher doesn't own student because the teacher help shape or design the growth of that student, A bee keeper owns a bee, a pet owner owns a pet and so forth only as long as that creatures allows it to be so. Living creatures that connect together in nature do so because they sustain each other or one must consume the other.

 

The parent does own a child because they feed it either. Living things are belong only to themselves. If we are eating and injesting something what ever it is, the one who alters it must be completely open and honest about exactly what they changed and why and have my permission to place this inside of me.

 

When it comes to deliberatly altering life we don't need to allow company secrets. Life affects another life. No secrete! No patents! And label clearly just what was changed and how and why! Because they knew we would not accept the altered food? We would if we saw a reason to and I see none.

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Tulsi Plant (Holy Basil) Found to Remove Fluoride from Water

Tulsi Plant (Holy Basil) Found to Remove Fluoride from Water | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
A plant called Tulsi, or Holy Basil, has been found to remove toxic fluoride from drinking water, thereby supporting the health of your pineal gland.

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Arun Shrivastava's curator insight, May 5, 2013 9:15 AM

Basically Tulsi is a good way to purify water too. Leave 8-10 leaves in your normal water pot for 8 hours and use it for drinking purpose.

 

My fear is that since a large number of people use fluoride toothpaste and sodium fluoride is added toall brands of Lever company and nearly all local brands, it'd be good idea to use Tulsi water. 

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Coconut Oil 101: Decoding labels

Coconut Oil 101: Decoding labels | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Ah, coconut oil. It's exploded in popularity over the past few years, and with good reason. Because it's made of primarily medium-chain fatty acids, coconut oil

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, May 5, 2013 1:16 PM

We literally buy gallons from Sunfood --- organic, raw, extra virgin and cold pressed. We also buy gallon pails of Coconut Crème from Cocopura.


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Garlic and Ginger Inhibit Drug Resistant Bacteria

Garlic and Ginger Inhibit Drug Resistant Bacteria | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Recent research has confirmed and quantified that whole extracts of Garlic and Ginger have the ability to stop several species of multi-drug resistant bacteria.

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Sweeter Dreams: 7 Surprising Tips for Better Sleep

Sweeter Dreams: 7 Surprising Tips for Better Sleep | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
We've all heard the same sleep advice over and over again: Set a schedule, don't watch TV around bedtime, avoid caffeine after lunch.

But what if you've tried all the run-of-the-mill stuff and stil

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AmazingPeople's curator insight, May 11, 2013 2:09 AM

Some great tips and I'll ge sharing with my husband who thinks cheese and biscuits and coffee is a great pre bed snack!

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Some great tips and I'll ge sharing with my husband who thinks cheese and biscuits and coffee is a great pre bed snack!

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Education leaders deliver first TED Talks on PBS | TED Talks Education | PBS

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Thought leaders in education, including Geoffrey Canada, Bill Gates, and Sir Ken Robinson, deliver the first-ever TED Talks on television.

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Scientists Save Healthcare (But They're Not From Med School)

Scientists Save Healthcare (But They're Not From Med School) | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Dr. Data is IN...

 

The technology that’s already increased retail revenues and made law enforcement more effective could enhance healthcare providers’ business, by improving patient outcomes and lowering costs.

 

What’s the future of big data in healthcare?

 

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, using data to better predict the healthcare needs of the U.S. population could save between $300 and $450 billion.

 

1. The Patient Data Warehouse
By 2015, the average hospital will have two-thirds of a petabyte (665 terabytes) of patient data, 80% of which will be unstructured data like CT scans and X-rays.

 

2. Predictive Medicine
Our grandchildren will view personalized medicine the way we view antibiotics. It’ll be impossible—terrifying even—to imagine a time when patients were treated with a “one size fits all” drug for cancer, diabetes or heart disease because we didn’t know the risks from our genes and lifestyle.

 

3. Wellness Maintenance
It doesn’t end there. Big data can unlock the patterns of risk factors—both genetic and behavioral—that lead to higher rates of some diseases in some people, and guide them to make the lifestyle and medication changes that will keep them well.

 

4. Just-In-Time Medicine
Obviously, treating patients at the wrong time and in the wrong place is costly. Scheduled care is much cheaper than unscheduled care. Today, the industry works hard to “maximize production,” but improved big-data analytics across the industry can help optimize it further.

 

The Bottom Line
A hundred-billion here, a hundred-billion there: Pretty soon, you’re talking serious money.

With possible savings of 10% of the entire U.S. medical bill, insights from big data could be the prescription for better care, lower costs and higher productivity.


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if you are looking for big numbers, have a look to microbiosome, microbiotope et al: 3 trillions bugs in our body, in a unique single combination for a specific brain-gut interaction..

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(GMO King Monsanto’s) Roundup Herbicide Causes Smorgasbord of Fatal Diseases, New Study Concludes

(GMO King Monsanto’s) Roundup Herbicide Causes Smorgasbord of Fatal Diseases, New Study Concludes | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

The immense dangers associated with exposure to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide are becoming incontrovertible, with the latest indictment of this deadly chemical cocktail coming from a new paper published in the open access, peer-reviewed journalEntropy.

 

A scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her colleague found that, contrary to industry claims, the active ingredient in Roundup, glyphosate, interferes with human digestion and the biosynthesis of nutrients, which can cause a host of fatal diseases.


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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, May 7, 2013 4:42 PM

No one likes to be a laboratory animal, but Monsanto seems to think we all should be...

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We need to use smart cards for our health

Smart cards will allow each one of us to carry around our own health care information in our wallet or purse.

 

The smart card has been around for a few decades and is in wide use in Germany, France, Taiwan and several other countries.  Biometrics and other security measures have been developed to comply with patient privacy regulations.  The VA  is using asmart card system successfully.  Other health smart card companies have begun to compete for this potentially large market.

 

There are state wide and even nation wide efforts to have registries for advance directives and POLST forms in order to make them available on an emergent basis.  But we are a mobile society. Individual state registries become redundant, expensive, and hard to maintain.  Oregon has the most advanced state registry but that is just one state.  Smart cards will allow each one of us to carry around our own health care information in our wallet or purse.  Privacy can be protected with use of a thumbprint.  Secure readers can be portable.

 


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How Apple Accidentally Revolutionized Health Care

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The Motley Fool - Apple's impact on health care has been nothing short of revolutionary. Here's why.

 

Apple didn't necessarily intend to revolutionize health care, but that's exactly what happened. Health care has changed dramatically since Steve Jobs first stood in front of an audience to introduce first the iPhone then later the iPad. Much of that change can be directly attributed to Apple.

 

Apples and doctors


It used to be said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. That could still be applicable, but the opposite is true for doctors and Apple. Physicians love their iPhones and iPads.

 

A study by Manhattan Research in 2011 found that 75% of physicians owned at least one Apple product. Vitera Healthcare's 2012 survey of health-care professionals backed up this high number. The company's study found that 60% of respondents used an iPhone and 45% owned an iPad.

 

The real revolution, though, has come from how physicians and other health-care professionals are using Apple's devices. Mobile applications opened the door for clinicians to instantly access a world of medical information at the point of care.

 

iPatients


Apple perhaps unwittingly opened new horizons for patients also. By April 2012, the company's App Store included more than 13,600 health-related applications.

 

A peek at some of the current top-selling apps shows how much Apple's technology has empowered patients. One application allows individuals to monitor their sleep cycles. Another provides a detailed guide to help expectant mothers through their pregnancies.

 


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7 Ways GMOs Are Hiding in Your Food

7 Ways GMOs Are Hiding in Your Food | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
There’s no doubt that the safety of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is questionable at best. Although the health of GMOs is still up for debate, I've seen all the evidence I need to see to avoid them.

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More Shoppers Demand Sourcing Info

More Shoppers Demand Sourcing Info | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it

Consumers have moved past ingredient lists and are now focused on seeking out non-genetically modified and sustainable “farm to table” products that can be traced back to local and regional farmers and producers, according to a new survey. Third-party certifications and heightened media coverage are helping to drive interest in sustainable meat, poultry and seafood. About seven in 10 shoppers used package labels or in-store signage to learn about the brands they were buying.


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GM wheat could permanently damage human genetics by silencing hundreds of genes throughout the body

GM wheat could permanently damage human genetics by silencing hundreds of genes throughout the body | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
GM wheat could permanently damage human genetics by silencing hundreds of genes throughout the body

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 4, 2013 5:47 AM

There seems to be no halting the gate opened back in the 80s when GE got the first approval to patent a microorganism. There are 3 billion acres of GMOs now and growing rapidly in just 2 to 3 decades without ever making the news or the front page. If another country or alien had landed in our country and started doing what these companies are doing without our direct informed consent or knowledge, and our elected and appointed officials are allowing to occur in our food chain and natural environment, we would be getting out our tanks and guns to fight the "ENEMY".

 

I'm going to say this out loud. I have a hard time feeling sorry or worried for at least two of the officials’ receiving poison laced mail attempts. I have contacted Wicker and Obama on fact that I'm shocked I had to find out what was in my and my families food for over a decade of feeding it to my family without full disclosure of what had changed. I never heard anything first from them or mass media. I pay both of them and the media to not only make choices for my best interest but to also keep me informed about what “I” want and need to know. I told both these men directly they DO NOT have my approval or permission to neither alter my food nor present it unlabeled so that it can not be identified for me and others to easily avoid.

 

Wicker wrote back to say it was too difficult, expensive and complicated to deal with labeling and indicated no willingness at all to stop direct poison sprayed directly to plants we eat or fed the animals we then consume or to prevent internalizing of GMO DNA pesticides what so ever. Both of these are poisons these two men promote, support, and encourage for the consumption of uninformed masses. Why then are we worried, spending a dime, or planning to give another man a life sentence in jail for sending some poison on an article they would not even be having for dinner to the same two men that think it’s OK to serve the entire world poison without their knowledge or consent? Why is their poisoning our problem if our poisoning isn’t their problem and these two men had a direct choice not to allow our poisoning? These to men are willfully choosing to poison us and no one is planning to arrest them or send them to jail. Instead of jail we pay them a salary to work for us and provide them with lifetime “ENTITLEMENTS” once known as benefits or deferred earnings.

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Eliminate gout, arthritis and fibromyalgia pain FAST with 3 natural home remedies

Eliminate gout, arthritis and fibromyalgia pain FAST with 3 natural home remedies | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Eliminate gout, arthritis and fibromyalgia pain FAST with 3 natural home remedies

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Benefits of Gelatin in Your Diet

Benefits of Gelatin in Your Diet | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Gelatin is used for more than just homemade hair gel in my house. This colorless, flavorless wonder has a laundry list of benefits when added to your diet.

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