Amino Acid derivative promises to be the fountain of Youth?

Over years, our cells sustain damage from ‘free radicals’ which build up from toxic waste in our bodies. It is the job of anti-oxidants to prevent this. Blueberries have a healthy dose of anti-oxidants and contribute to slowing this process, but their help is limited. Free-radicals can cause a myriad of health problems; from daytime sleepiness to heart disease, sleep disorders and strokes.To name but a few. The most potent antioxidant known is L-ergothioneine. Recently scientists, researchers and doctors studied and tested a derivative of L-ergothioneine called MitoPrime R.. This very powerful anti-oxidaznt was developed ten years ago and has been researched by hundreds of specialists. The substance has … Continue reading Amino Acid derivative promises to be the fountain of Youth?

Your best defense

Two of these items 1) droplets can travel up to 50 miles an hour and 2) they can travel up to 26 feet really grabbed my attention. But this little infographic is loaded with other information. It also emphasizes the importance of washing your hands, and I don’t mean running water over them for a few seconds as you dry them on your shirt. I mean PURPOSELY taking the bar of soap or pumping liquid soap and washing all surfaces of your hands for a good 20 seconds, rinsing under the faucet from your wrists to your fingertips, and then … Continue reading Your best defense

What is hospice? For whom?

You heard the term, ‘hospice;’ sketchy on details, you seem to remember a relationship between ‘hospice’ and ‘terminal illness.’ Further, hospice is an approach to the care of someone terminally ill who has chosen not to have more aggressive treatment to save his life. He now wants care to focus on his comfort. Often that means no more chemo, goodbye to radiation, no more operations-unless the doctor is certain that they will bring comfort, but they are not intended to cure. What care is involved? Nursing care involves symptom management and pain control usually. The nurse isn’t a ‘junior doctor’ … Continue reading What is hospice? For whom?

What your ankles say about Your Heart

No, they don’t shout from the rooftop or send messages, but these little old skinny things can speak volumes.  If you’ll look at them you may notice a thing or two. They may be swollen. Or, your feet, ankles, and calves may be swollen and your feet may be a bit sore. Remember when we spoke of congestive heart failure (CHF)? Well, in CHF, for several reasons, the heart loses its ability to be an effective pump, a pump that needs to be strong enough to send blood from the arms and legs back to the heart. There are a … Continue reading What your ankles say about Your Heart

“Baby it’s Cold Outside”

We’re always told to use caution in this extreme cold: LISTEN! When exposed to extreme cold, the danger of frostbite is real; cover up or better yet,  DON’T GO OUT! If you must go out, use some common sense-sit in the car while pumping gas to avoid the wind, minimize alcohol, wear mittens instead of gloves and layer your clothing; to name a few. What about the indigent or homeless living with minimal heat? Check on them or invite them to stay with you. One anonymous bystander in Chicago sprang for hotel rooms for a block of homeless last evening. … Continue reading “Baby it’s Cold Outside”