Friday, November 28, 2008

Chest Pain: Causes and Treatment

Chest pain is the severe pain and squeezing, crushing and pressure felt in the chest that can last for a few minutes. If the pain moves into your neck, arm, left shoulder or jaw, it can already be considered as a serious condition. That’s why for most cases, even though chest pain is non-cardiac in origin, it is still generally considered as a medical emergency.

Interior organs such as the heart, lungs, esophagus, muscle and bone, and even the skin can cause chest pains. Part of the pain may come from other body parts due to the complex nerve distribution in the body.

An acute myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, is a serious cause of chest pain. Other life-threatening causes of chest pain include angina, a condition where there is an imbalance distribution between the oxygen demand of the heart and the amount of oxygen delivered via the blood; aortic dissection or a tear in the inner lining of the aorta; pulmonary embolismspontaneous pneumothorax or collapsed lung; perforated viscus or a hole or tear in the wall of any area of the gastrointestinal tract; and cocaine-induced chest pain.

Other conditions that are not immediately life-threatening, including pneumonia, acute pericarditis, and disorders of the esophagus, mitral valve prolapse, costochondritis (the inflammation of the cartilage between the ribs) and herpes zoster or shingles (a reactivation of the viral infection that causes chickenpox) may also cause chest pain.

Fortunately, anyone who suffers mild or even severe chest pain should not worry too much because a lot of treatment may be done to relieve the pain. The first thing a person suffering from chest pain should do is to seek medical treatment. However, if the patient is still at home waiting for the ambulance, one way to reduce the pain is through first aid. If the chest pain has become unbearable, have the patient chew an aspirin.

It is better for the patient to chew the pill before swallowing it. If the pain does not subside, give the patient another tablet. There is no evidence that shows that taking two tablets of aspirin has any side effect. If someone is suffering from angina, give him nitroglycerin tablets and put it under his tongue while calling for an ambulance. More treatments may be done but if it involves sensitive body parts like the heart and lungs, it is best to consult a doctor because x-rays, blood tests or sometimes electrocardiogram and CT pulmonary angiogram are usually needed to determine the real cause of chest pain. Knowing the medical history of the patient is the most important tool.

If you suffer chest pains, consult your doctor immediately. It pays to know the cause as soon as possible than risk getting any worse.

Sudden Death and Other Top Heart Disease Symptoms to Avoid

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Energy Booster Vitamin B-12 Spray

Vitamin b12
I never thought that a vitamin could be in a form of spray. Until the time I browsed the site of Dr. Mercola. I was really surprised with this amazing product. I can’t believe that they are able to develop something new even on vitamins. It’s like having a bike before and now became a motorcycle. Now, I want everyone who also doesn’t know about this Energy Booster Vitamin b-12 Spray to be surprised like I did.

Well, it’s an energy booster that will recharge and give you power day after day. No need to drink caffeinated beverages. Just spray it thrice, two times a day and you will get the energy you need daily. If you think this spray won’t last that long, you are wrong! Not just because you will spray it to your mouth specifically under your tongue 6 times a day, it doesn’t mean that this B-12 Energy Booster will be empty in an instant! It’s simply because one spray bottle of this Vitamin B-12 Energy Booster Spray can last up to 34 days.

Imagine of having more than 1 month supply?! Plus the fact that it comes with a natural spearmint flavor that is absolutely free of sugar, yeast, starch, wheat, soy, gluten, eggs, salt and dairy. Another sure thing about this amazing spray is that it provides Vitamin B-12 that interacts with other nutrients in multivitamin products, such as vitamin C, iron and copper.

Why do we need vitamin b-12? Vitamin b12 is simply an important vitamin because it helps folic acid regulate the formation of red blood cells into the body. That’s why it can be considered a good source for proper cell formation and cellular longevity. It also helps your body use iron.

Vitamin B12 is also needed for proper digestion, food absorption, carbohydrate and fat metabolism. By assisting the nerves of your body to function and communicate in an optimal manner, Vitamin B12 also helps in keeping your nervous system healthy. Aside from this, enough Vitamin B12 can also support female reproductive health while promoting normal nerve growth and development. All in all, Vitamin B12 helps boosts the immunity of every individual. And when you have strong immunity, it is also a proven fact that you will have a healthy mood and proper outlook in life.

All these and more are generated by just using this simply unique B-12 Energy Booster. B-12 Energy Booster is only available at Dr. Mercola’s website. So if you’re interested to have one, you can go directly on his site and buy one today.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Risk of Rare Lymphoma might be caused by Silicone Breast Implants

Today woman are conscious about their body. They always want to look great. One thing they really want is to have a big breast that’s why most women want to have a breast implant. Some of them don’t care about the danger just to have the perfect body they desire. While some may be a little concerned and yet they still want to have a breast implant.

I want to share this for all ladies out there. Particularly those who are having a second thought to undergo a breast enlargement especially if it is a silicone breast implant. A study shows that woman who has a silicone breast implant may have a high risk of developing few forms of lymphoma. Lymphoma is a form of cancer that originates in the lymph nodes. Lymphoma also contains cells which are sometimes found in the blood. But it also tends to form solid tumors in the organs or lymph system from where cancer is initially diagnosed. However, the possibility of having a cancer is as little as 0.1 to 0.3 for every 100,000 women who undergo silicone breast implant each year.

For the past years, the silicone breast implant produces so many controversies. It has been stopped because they say it can cause cancer, certain autoimmune diseases or other health problems.

In fact, one of the recent studies about this issue has been revealed. It educates the people especially women who are quite interested in such breast enlargement process. This pertains to the studies being done by the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam. The group searched a national database in Netherlands. They have searched for all cases of lymphoma in the breast, a form of cancer being diagnosed between the years 1990 to 2006. And through their studies, they found out about 11 patients with ALCL. Five of these eleven patients had breast implants one to 23 years before they have been diagnosed.

For me, it’s not the breast that will make a person more attractive. There are other ways to standout. Being a good person and God-fearing are still the best personalities or traits that will make a person more attractive. Always remember that everything that we have is God’s gift to us. We don’t have to change it and instead, we should take care of it.

Breast Cancer Prevention's Dirty Little Secret - I found this at the website of Dr. Mercola. It might be useful for you, girls and maybe for men as well. So I decided to put here the link so you can also get free report.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Technorati Claim Token

This is not an actual post. This is only to verify our claim token with Technorati so you can find us there too!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Health Problems can be caused by Hidden Allergies

Do you have allergies on food, chemicals, mold, pollution and more? If you are suffering with these allergies, have you consulted your doctor? What are their possible solutions?

You can watch educational video tapes by Dr. Rapp regarding the method of allergy testing called Provocation/Neutralization. With this, you will see the dramatic and physical changes that are happening in kids and adults. According to Dr. Mercola, Dr. Rapp is an expert in this field and she can explain how everything that surrounds us can make us sick. She also said that chemical exposure can cause cancer, autism, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), muscular conditions and infertility. But, we are unaware of this, right?

She also explains how people can avoid these environmental toxins as discussed in her site. It is an excellent source to find ways to avoid this toxin because she’s been studying about this for a long time. All of us know that if we have itchy eyes, runny nose and hives or itchy skin, these are certainly allergies. But, what we do not know is, allergies can affect any part of our body.

Not all allergies will give you an immediate reaction. To avoid all of this to happen, you have to do a detective work. You must track down everything you are exposed to. If you think it is because of the food you eat, you must track down or have a diary of what you have eaten or about to eat. This will not be easy especially if you eat processed food. All the food you eat must be listed, even your vitamins, for you to easily track what really causes your allergies.

In the long run, you will also be the one to get benefits from it. This is just a simple solution to get rid of the wrong ways and undo things that will bring your body negative effects. Allergies may be seen as an ordinary body response. Some allergies are not that dangerous but when it reacted with other symptoms, it may lead into sort of inconvenience on your part. So it is better to prevent it from happening before it will cause you more pain. As we said, prevention is better than cure.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

For those who like Broccoli

As per USDA Nutrient database result, here is the list of nutritional value per 100g (3.5 oz) of Raw Broccoli (edible parts). This percentage is also the recommendations for adults.

Energy 30 kcal 140 kJ

Carbohydrates - 6.64 g

Sugars - 1.7 g

Dietary fiber - 2.6 g

Fat - 0.37 g

Protein - 2.82 g

Water - 89.30g

Vitamin A equiv. - 31 μg ---3%

β-carotene 361- μg ---3%

Thiamin (Vit. B1) - 0.071 mg ---5%

Riboflavin (Vit. B2) - 0.117 mg ---8%

Niacin (Vit. B3) - 0.639 mg ---4%

Pantothenic acid (B5) - 0.573 mg ---11%

Vitamin B6 - 0.175 mg---13%

Folate (Vit. B9) - 63 μg ---16%

Vitamin C - 89.2 mg---149%

Calcium - 47 mg ---5%

Iron - 0.73 mg ---6%

Magnesium - 21 mg ---6%

Phosphorus - 66 mg ---9%

Potassium - 316 mg---7%

Zinc - 0.41 mg ---4%

Do you eat Broccoli? Me, I rarely eat this vegetable because most of the food I eat doesn’t have broccoli on its recipe. I don’t have much idea about this vegetable. All I know is that vegetables are good for my health.

But now, I have an idea how important broccoli is. Broccoli is rich in multiple nutrients with anti-cancer properties containing diindolylmethane and selenium. Broccoli is a high source of vitamin C and soluble fiber that helps fight cancer. Maybe this is the reason why more and more people want to eat this vegetable when boiled and steamed or even more popular to be eaten when raw. Now we know the role of broccoli in our life.

I want to share this Broccoli recipe I found at EatingWell. This recipe is called Ginger Broccoli. This recipe is low in calorie, low in carb, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sat fat, can make your heart healthy and can also improve a healthy weight. It can be served together with steamed cold sesame noodles or Asian dumplings.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Berries - Your Overall Fruit

If you are asking what fruit is best for your health, the answer is berries. Berries have a good reputation when it comes to health-giving nutrients. These little fruits are packed of phytochemicals to normalize and improve health. I have listed here all berries that I know as well as their benefits.


Blueberries ranked number one antioxidants as compared to other fruits and vegetables. Blueberries are rich in antioxidant called anthocyanins rich in memory enhancers even as you grow old. It can help protect against urinary-tract infection also known as UTI, age-related health conditions, brain damage caused by stroke and cancer. This also helps fight the build-up of bad cholesterol that leads to heath diseases and stroke. Bilberry, a European blueberry, is known to prevent blindness and mascular degeneration.


Raspberries are another perennial bush-type plant that is rich in healthy nutrients. This small fruit contains ellagic acid which is a compound that contains anti-cancer properties. It is also a good source of fiber which can gradually help in digestion. This is beside the fact that raspberries are also good for the heart and bones. Red raspberries on the other hand can treat a lot of illness including hangovers, flu, fevers, gum disease, upset stomach, diarrhea, menstrual problems, vomiting and inflammation.


These are the bright purple type of blackberries. These berries contain antioxidants and are full of vibrant berry flavor. A native bush from Oregon, large berries is said to capture the best attributes of both berries and yields an aromatic bouquet and an intense blackberry flavor. Its juicy taste and bouquet are described as earthy, sweet and tart. It is also a good source of antioxidants. Marionberries are better for immunity because it controls the unstable oxygen compounds in our bodies which are commonly associated with heart disease and aging.


The most common, luminously red, heart-shaped type of berries is an adaptable fruit that grow in all manner of climates. Ancient Romans believed that these berries alleviate the symptoms of melancholy. Strawberries are also known to enhance the radiance of the skin with its antioxidant compounds. It is also a good source of Vitamins like Vitamin C, K, vitamin B5, B6, potassium, manganese, folic acid, riboflavin, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acid which is good for the heart.

To sum it all up, people must learn to try and include all or even some types of berries on their meals. It’s because these types of fruits are not only sweet and nutritious, but also gives total amount of body benefits through its polyphenol content. Polyphenols help increase the levels of nitric oxide which is a molecule that produces positive body effects like having a healthy heart. Polyphenols that helps relax blood vessels are surely found in different types of berries.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Simple Facts about Krill Oil

Krill oil is actually a new and improved way to increase the quality of your Omega-3. Krill are small shrimp or prawn-like creatures that feed the world's most mammoth animals -- the great whales. Seals, penguins, sea birds, squid and fish also depend on krill for their nutritional needs. Indeed, krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids which are class of compounds reported to aid in lowering both cholesterol and blood pressure when used as a dietary supplement.

It is a proven fact that increasing your intake of omega-3 oils can improve your overall health. Based on studies, there are two most important fats in Omega-3 that ensures a healthy heart and provide immune system and mood support for an individual. And these are none other than DHA and EPA.

Aside from this healthy Omega-3, there are many other healthful supports where krill oil has been recognized. Giving you a healthy heart is the number one effect. And this significant effect is also supported by a lot of other positive results. This includes the following:

  • Support for concentration, memory & learning
  • Blood sugar health
  • Healthy joints, with an increase in joint comfort
  • Fighting your signs of aging
  • Healthy brain and nervous system function and development
  • Protection for cell membranes
  • Cholesterol and other blood lipid health
  • Healthy liver function
  • Relief of normal PMS symptoms
  • Bolstering your immune system
  • Healthy mood support
  • Optimal skin health
  • Improved quality of life when compared with fish oil

It is also known that krill oil is better than fish oil simply because it gives much better absorption than the latter one. Krill oil also has superb antioxidant protection; pollution-free; has a renewable source for an ongoing supply; it has safe processing method and no fishy aftertaste, reflux or other side effects.

Isn’t it great how krill oil can stabilize your daily metabolism while making sure that you can attain that healthy lifestyle?! Maybe it’s the main reason why people do love krill so much.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Exercise, a Healthy & Hearty Solution!

Exercise daily and live a healthy life! This is the usual words we can hear from doctors, nutritionists and health-conscious individuals. Without any doubt, this healthy fact is absolutely true.

Exercise is an activity wherein you perform physical work exerting your muscles in various ways to keep your body healthy and fit. Exercise, especially if practiced daily provides outstanding effects on your body system through proper blood circulation. Keeping your heart healthy is the top priority why most physicians require a person to exercise. Of course, exercise should also be supported with a healthy diet. In doing this, it will surely keep you fit and away from illnesses simply because your heart functions to its maximum strength all the time.

The heart is a muscular organ responsible for pumping blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. And as we grow older, our heart deteriorates and become less active. However, to keep our heart from functioning well even as we age, we must know how to provide ourselves with proper nutrition and of course, a daily dose of exercise.

In fact, research shows that older people who did endurance exercise training for about a year ended up with metabolically much younger hearts. This is according to the study conducted at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis .

So to keep you from being young and vibrant, exercise is simply the best solution. The key to your heart’s youthful metabolism is already yours to live out!