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  • The Number Of Times You Pee Indicates How Healthy You Are

     

    This may not seem like an important thing to consider its just peeing right? Wrong! The number of times you hit the loo is very important in determining how hydrated you are.

    Dr. Neil Grafstein, assistant professor of urology at the Mount Sinai’s Hospital’s NYC, answer all our urine related questions

    How often should one pee?

    As mentioned, there’s no definite number of times for peeing, but average people tend to urinate at least four times a day with a maximum of seven times per day. If you pee more than seven times, don’t panic just yet. There are several factors that can influence your urination frequency, including your hydration and how you hydrate yourself.

    For instance, if you drink too much water, you will pee more often. Additionally, if you drink alcohol, coffee, and other bladder irritants, expect to go to the bathroom more. There are also people who have sensitive bladders, which means they have the urge to pee at the slightest urge. Meanwhile, there are those who can hold their pee until their bladders are about to burst.

    Can we pee too often?

    Unfortunately, there is. If you pee 11 times per day or more after drinking two liters of fluid, this could mean you have a problem with pee frequency. Oftentimes, too much peeing is due to an overactive bladder, which may be contracting more than necessary. This results to feeling the urge to pee a lot. But Dr. Grafstein says we can train our bladder. The condition is that we don’t have incontinence problems.

    Other Urine related Facts

    • Holding your pee isn’t bad, unless it starts to hurt.
    • Habitually holding your pee can increase risk for infections of the bladder.
    • The normal pee color is see-through yellow.
    • Some foods can change the color of the pee. Eg: Eating blackberries can change it to pink.
    • Asparagus can cause your pee to be foul-smelling.
    • Pee is 95% water.
    • Sweet-smelling urine is a sign of diabetes
    • The average stream of pee is about seven seconds.
    • Your urine stream becomes weaker as you grow older.
    • You also pee more as you age.

    To avoid sleep disruption from the urge to pee, try not to drink more fluids close to bed time.

     

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  • Boil Bananas Before Bed, Drink the Liquid and You Will Not Believe What Happens to Your Sleep

     

    We’ve all had those restless nights of tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling, unable to get more than couple hours of shuteye. Irregular sleeping patterns or even insomnia can stem from several different things like depression, stress and anxiety. Certain medications can also cause insomnia.

     

    Banana Tea For Deep Sleep

    This organic, banana-infused sleep remedy works wonders — and it tastes great too. How does it work? Bananas, especially the peels, are loaded with potassium and magnesium. While magnesium helps prevent sleep disturbances, both magnesium and potassium work together to help relax muscles. In fact, magnesium is the most powerful relaxation mineral known to man!

    Please note that bananas which are not organic, are loaded with harmful pesticides, and since we encourage you to eat the boiled peel, it must be chemical-free.

    This tea takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and can be enjoyed every night before bed.

    Ingredients

    • 1 organic banana
    • 1 small pot of water
    • a dash of cinnamon (optional)

    All you need to do is cut off both ends of the banana and place it, peel and all, into boiling water. Boil it for around 10 minutes. Using a colander, pour the water into a mug. If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle the cinnamon into the tea. Drink it one hour before bed time

    If you’re worried about being wasteful, you’ve clearly never had a boiled banana before! After the banana has been boiled, sprinkle some cinnamon over it. Eating the warm, gooey fruit and its peel along with the tea will increase its soothing effects, and it makes a yummy dessert!

    Why You Should Avoid Sleeping Pills

    Out of despair, many of us resort to sleeping pills and with almost half of the American population suffering from insomnia or poor sleep, it’s no wonder. But here’s the thing: sleeping pills cannot help you long-term. They provide a short-term fix.

    The majority of sleeping pills are a specific type of drug that induces and maintains sleep. They’re classified as something called sedative hypnotics. Among other sedative hypnotic drugs are benzodiazepines and barbiturates. Benzodiazepines, like Xanax and Valium, can be addictive and are used to treat anxiety disorders by increasing drowsiness. Barbiturates depress the central nervous system are used as anesthetics and sedatives.

    As with all drugs, there’s a list of side effects that accompany sleeping pills. Aside from the likeliness of them being habit-forming, they can cause the following:

    • Constipation
    • Dizziness
    • Difficulty focusing and remembering
    • Stomach pain
    • Weakness
    • Uncontrollable shaking
    • Parasomnias (Doing things without realizing it… Scary!)

    Sleeping pills also cause your breathing rhythm to slow down and significantly lighten. This means that if you’re already suffering from lung diseases like COPD or even asthma, these meds can be dangerous and even fatal.

    This Is How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Body

    When your body doesn’t get enough rest, it suffers. Cognitive function your long and short-term memory is seriously affected. Processing even the simplest things seems challenging and your emotional responses to things become totally skewed. The scariest part is that sleep deprivationhas been linked to serious health problems including obesity, diabetes and cancer.

     

     

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  • The Appearance Of Your Tongue Is Related to Your Health

     

    #1 Lumpy white or yellowish cottage cheese appearance

    Diagnosis: Oral thrush or yeast infection.

    The yeast Candida albicans also found in female vaginal yeast infections may also infect the mouth. It may spread from your tongue, tonsils and other parts of the mouth. People who are in an immunosuppressed state such as those in Chemotherapy, Diabetics, taking antibiotics or immune system disorders are prone to this. Thrush is a simple yeast infection but don’t let it get severe! Your normal antibiotics don’t work against it or oral antifungal medications. Look for a specialist ASAP!

    #2 Scattered white patches

    Diagnosis: Leukoplakia.

    Leukoplakia can grow on both tongue and gums and is usually an early indicator of oral cancers. They are lesions with white plaques that are often painful. This is commonly seen in heavy and long-term smokers. Consult your doctor right away.

     #3 White with smooth pattern or film

    Diagnosis: Lack of oral hygiene!

    Is your tongue covered in thin white film but does not hurt at all? It just indicates you may be slacking off with that oral hygiene! You can see this in children too especially if they are still milk-drinkers. Just brush that tongue and all’s good!

      #4 Smooth Red tongue

    Diagnosis: Vitamin B12 deficiency and/or anemia

    So a smooth red tongue is ideal and healthy right? NOPE! A very smooth tongue is also abnormal. Remember that our tongue needs to have those small bumps in its surface called the papillae which helps us taste our food. In cases of vitamin and mineral deficiencies, these papillae shrink. This may be common among vegetarians due to lack of all nutrients found in meat. Having this condition makes the tongue sensitive to hot foods, and may easily feel scalded or burnt.

    #5 Red inflamed tongue (Strawberry tongue appearance)

    Diagnosis: Kawasaki disease or Scarlet fever

    This condition is far more commonly seen in children than in adults. It is also likely that it comes with other symptoms that are a cause for concern for your child such as high fever and rashes. Scarlet fevers are mild and is only a bacterial infection that can be easily treated. It is the other disease associated with this condition, Kawasaki disease that is deadlier. So if you notice your kid with unusually red tongue with inflamed papillae, consult a pediatrician immediately.

     #6 Purple tongue

    Diagnosis: Blood circulation problems

    So you didn’t drink Kool-Aid or had any grape or any other violet-colored foods, but your tongue is purple. This actually can signify a lot of different things but the main culprit mainly lies on your blood circulation. There may be problems with blood flow that makes the tongue deoxygenated or lacking in oxygen carried by blood. Some of the known causes of blood circulation problems are high cholesterol and hypertension, diabetes, chronic bronchitis, and even end-stage terminal illnesses. Consultation with specialists is a must!

     #7 Black hairy tongue

    Diagnosis: BHT (Black Hairy Tongue Syndrome) or Lingua Villosa Nigra

    Okay so this one seems pretty hardcore right? And even the name is so scary! So is this condition deadly? Apparently not. BHT or black hairy tongue is not really life threatening. It just results from the overgrowth of papillae and then it becomes colonized by bacteria. Normally, papillae don’t grow very long, but in cases such as prolonged tobacco use, chronic heavy coffee drinking, dryness of mouth or dehydration, use of certain medications, and poor oral hygiene overgrowth and discoloration may result.

     #8 Persistent red big or small lesions

    Diagnosis: Tongue cancer

    This is actually the one you must worry about. Normally in the earlier stages, these persistent, never healing and aggravating lesions may not present with any pain at all. Later on the lesion progress into tumors. Chronic heavy smoking is again found to be a major predisposing factor. Consult a doctor immediately when you see this condition.

    BUT!
    Do not mistake this with canker sores (mouth or tongue sores)!

     #9

    Differentiate the two lesions. Canker sores or cold sore may occur when we are stressed, had a little too much smooching and some HPV infection. It usually resolves by its own, and is only small sized and is not disseminated, though it can be painful.

    #10 Wrinkles and cracks

    Diagnosis: Aging!

    Believe it or not, it’s not only on the skin that aging can show, even in our tongues too! A wrinkly and cracked or fissured tongue may occur during old age. It is normally a harmless condition despite the unappealing appearance. It only becomes harmful when bacteria develop on the cracks resulting to painful sensations on the tongue, and foul smell. Maintain oral hygiene to prevent this. If you are already using implants or dentures, make sure these are also routinely cleaned or replaced and not harboring massive bacteria in it already.

     

    #11 Pinkish, with hills and valleys

    Diagnosis: Normal tongue

    Congratulations! You have nothing to worry about so far. If your tongue is healthy looking with the occasional grooves and normal sized papillae, then you are fine. Continue maintaining oral hygiene! :)

    So pay more attention to your tongue next time, they may say more than you think! And if you are gonna lock lips and tongue with someone, maybe it also pays to inspect first!

    Did you find this informative? Don’t forget to share and spread this by word of tongue!

     

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  • Good-news-HIV AIDS-cure-finally-found-doctors-confirm-no-more-condoms/

     

    Doctors in Barcelona, Spain consider they’ve discovered the remedy to HIV – the AIDS-causing virus that impacts the lives of greater than 34 million individuals worldwide, in line with WHO.

    By utilizing blood transplants from the umbilical cords of people with a genetic resistance to HIV, Spanish medical professionals consider they will deal with the virus, having confirmed the process profitable with one affected person.

    A 37-year-old man from Barcelona, who had been contaminated with the HIV virus in 2009, was cured of the situation after receiving a transplant of blood.

     

    While sadly the person later died from most cancers simply three years later, having developed lymphoma, the Spanish medical workforce continues to be massively inspired by what it considers to be a breakthrough within the struggle towards HIV and associated circumstances, in accordance with the Spanish information supply El Mundo.

    Doctors in Barcelona initially tried the method utilizing the precedent of Timothy Brown, an HIV affected person who developed leukemia earlier than receiving experimental remedy in Berlin, the Spanish information website The Local reported.

     

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  • Health

    5 reasons to eat more tomatoes

     

    There may be debate whether a tomato's a fruit or a vegetable, but there's no question that tomatoes are delicious—and healthy. Need a reason to stock up? Here are five

    1. Load up on lycopene

    The antioxidant properties of lycopene may protect our immune cells from destructive free radicals, molecules that can harm cells and damage DNA. The best way to get lycopene—which is in the skin, and gives red tomatoes their rich colour—is through cooked or processed tomatoes (juice, sauce and paste). Cook tomatoes with a little healthy oil (e.g., olive or canola), which helps carry the lycopene into the bloodstream.

    2. Care for your heart

    Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C, which, like lycopene, is linked to reducing the risk of heart disease. Most of the vitamin C is concentrated in the jelly-like substance that encases the seeds. Tomatoes are also high in salicylates, which have an anti-clotting effect on the blood, and may be partially responsible for tomatoes' protective effect against heart disease. Many recipes advise removing the seeds to prevent a bitter flavour. But to conserve nutrients, use plum tomatoes, which have less-bitter seeds.

    3. Help control asthma

    A new Australian study found that adequate intake of lycopene and vitamin A helped reduce exercise-induced asthma symptoms.

    4. Feed your bones

    Tomatoes contain vitamin K, which plays a key role in clotting blood and maintaining strong bones. And, research from Boston University found that vitamin K deficiency is linked to a higher prevalence of hand and knee osteoarthritis.

    5. Add vitamin A

    Vitamin A helps maintain healthy skin, hair, mucous membrances, bones and teeth. One cup (250 mL) of chopped tomatoes provides over half of the recommended daily amount of vitamin A for women.


    http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-eats/nutrition/5-reasons-to-eat-more-tomatoes#CKI7RLU7GG1oIscH.99

     

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