Sunday, November 4, 2012

Preventing Diabetes

NYU School of Medicine: H. pylori (the bacteria that cause ulcers) in your system increases your risk of diabetes. as reported in Woman's World Magazine 8/27/2012

Chocolate



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University of California, San Diego: people who eat chocolate have a lower BMI than those who don't. (Chocolate revs metabolism.) as reported in Prevention Magazine August 2012

Journal of Internal Medicine: eating one ounce of chocolate daily lowers your risk of heart disease by 66%. (Chocolate is high in antioxidants.) as reported in Woman's WOrld Magazine 7/2/12

The antioxidant compounds in cocoa may prevent colon cancer. as reported by Whole Living Magazine July | August 2012

Stroke - CVA - Cerebrovascular Accident

Identifying

An ophthalmologist may be able to access your stroke risk. In an Australian study, researchers found that people who had blood vessel damage in their eyes were 70% more likely to have a stroke in the next 7 years than those without damage. Study author, Ophthalmologist Paul Mitchell. as reported in Readers Digest January 2006

Using a robot so doctors can access a patient in rural areas remotely. Telestroke

Weather related

"Cold weather, high humidity and big daily temperature swings seem to land more people in the hospital with strokes." Associated Press

Blood thinning

Loma Linda University: drinking five 8-oz. glasses of water a day can reduce your risk of heart attack by 50% compared to drinking only two. (Water thins the blood.) as reported in Woman's World magazine 8/27/12

The New England Journal of Medicine: a 325 mg aspirin, taken every day, works as well as the blood thinning drug warfarin at preventing stroke. as reported in Woman's World magazine 10/29/12

Lowering Blood Pressure

University of Minnesota: eating whole grain oat cereal for breakfast can significantly lower your blood pressure. as reported in Woman's World magazine 8/27/12

Reducing sodium while increasing potassium (under a doctor's supervision!) reduces fluid retention and relieves pressure on blood vessels reducing risk of stroke by 50% - university study as reported in Woman's World magazine 1/6/14

Reducing sodium to 1 tsp. a day reduces chance of stroke by 90% compared to those who consume more than 1 3/4 tsp as reported by Woman's World magazine 7/22/13

Foods that contain tyramine may increase blood pressure. Cured meats, aged cheeses, fermented abage, fava beans. British Heart Journal

Diet

People who ate at least 25g of soluble fiber a day had 50% reduction in strokes. Clinical Nutrition as reported in Prevention December 2013

Eating fish one day a week can cut your risk of stroke by 50% according to Harvard research as reported in Woman's World magazine 7/22/13

Birth Control

Estrogen can increase risk of stroke - if you are taking birth control pills talk to your doctor about taking progesterone-only pills.

Exercise

Walking at a comfortable pace, at least 17 minutes a day, can lower stroke risk by 30%.

Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps could mean a deficiency in potassium, magnesium, or calcium. The potassium in one banana is not enough to help, you may want to supplement. But caution: high potassium levels can cause cardiac arrhythmia. as reported in Prevention Magazine October 2012

Patient Comments: Muscle Cramps - Effective Treatments at MedicineNet.com

Reducing Stress

Epsom salts: a combination of magnesium and sulfate, soaking in an epsom salt bath, the minerals are absorbed through the skin lowering cortisol.

Harvard research: optomistic people have half the heart disease that pessimists do because they produce fewer stress hormones. as reported in Woman's World Magazine 8/27/12

Load noises increase the production of stress hormones. as reported in Woman's World Magazine 8/27/12

The Newlywed Cookbook by Sarah Copeland



Great wedding gift idea: The Newlywed Cookbook: Fresh Ideas and Modern Recipes for Cooking With and for Each Other by Sarah Copeland. 130 recipes for day-to-day dining and special occasions. Photography by Sara Remington, a San Francisco-based food and lifestyle photographer.

Coffee

The Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: coffee can delay Alzheimer's and may prevent it altogether. as reported in Woman's World Magazine 9/17/12

New England Journal of Medicine: the more coffee you drink, up to 6 cups a day, the longer you live and the lower your rates of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and infections. as reported in Woman's World Magazine 10/1/12

Health Care Reviews

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Preventing Breast Cancer

This is a post where I keep my notes about preventing breast cancer.

Israeli research: dim lights a few hours before you go to sleep and make sure your bedroom is super dark - this can cut breast cancer risk by %31. (Darkness triggers the brain to produce melatonin which helps you sleep and also causes breast cancer cells to self-destruct. as reported in Woman's World Magazine 11/5/12

Nutrition:

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: omen who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have a 30% lower risk of breast cancer compared to women who eat little or no fresh produce. as reported in woman's world Magazine 10/29/12

Green tea: reduces production of estradiol - a breast-irratating form of estrogen. as reported in Woman's World Magazine 11/5/12
Garlic: the sulfur in garlic destroys up to 98% of abnormal breast cells on contact. as reported in Woman's World Magazine 11/5/12
Beta-carotene: women with the highest blood levels of beta-carotene are 50% less likely to develop breast cancer. as reported in Woman's World Magazine 9/17/12 Foods high in beta-carotenes - sweet potatoes, kale, carrots, turnip greens, mustard greens, spinach, dried herbs, butternut squash, lettuce, collards

Darkness and Health

This is a post where I keep my notes about Darkness and Health. Israeli research: dim lights a few hours before you go to sleep and make sure your bedroom is super dark - this can cut breast cancer risk by %31. (Darkness triggers the brain to produce melatonin which helps you sleep and also causes breast cancer cells to self-destruct. as reported in Woman's World Magazine 11/5/12

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Nikitie Study Group

Jo Spencer and I have created a study group for our ancestors who lived in Indian, Virginia. The group is named for a woman named Nikitie. We believe she is a descendant of Princess Nicketti, the aunt of Pocahontas and daughter of Cleopatra. If your family lived in Indian or you are interest in early Virginia history please join our group.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

So Delicious POMEGRANATE CHIP Ice Cream

So Delicious POMEGRANATE CHIP Ice Cream got us through a really tough time. You can get coupons on their website.

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Vintage spoon from my collection.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Get ready for Kevin Costner's Hatfields & McCoys May 28th



I believe the song in the trailer is The Silent Comedy called "Bartholomew".

If you are interested in the genealogy of the Hatfields and McCoys or of the people in that region you should join the Appalachian Heritage Group.

From the group's description: "Our family surnames are,(but not limited to):
BLANKENSHIP,KENNEDY,CANADAY, COOPER, LESTER, STACY, ROWE, GARDNER, HUGHS, BREEDING, HACKNEY, HATFIELD, COLLINS, EVANS, ASBURY/ASBERRY, CHRISTIAN, KELLY, WHITT, RIFFE, TRENT, MUSICK/MUSIC, HARRISON, DRAKE, HARMAN/HARMON, SCAGGS/SKAGGS, ARTHUR, TONEY/TONER, McKINNEY,WOLFORD, HONAKER, BELCHER, HINCHEY, STUMP,STURGILL, SAULS, TODD, BALL, DYE, HUBBARD, MORRIS,HUFFMAN, ADAMS, PRESNELL and more... We also research our Native American connections including Cherokee. …most are from the McDowell, Co., West Virginia, Buchanan Co., Washington Co.,Russell Co., Virginia, Pike Co., Kentucky and many other areas…
Please, come on in and make your self right at home..."

Monday, April 16, 2012

Article: Not Your Grandmother's Genealogy Hobby

I was featured in an article about genealogy at the Wall Street Journal! I have been too busy to link to it. The author, ALINA DIZIK, included information about the Longhunters in my family. It's an interesting article, please stop by and read it and tell me what you think. Did she leave out any resources you use daily?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

onions 2012

onions 2012 by deeAuvil.com
onions 2012, a photo by deeAuvil.com on Flickr.

I finished a project already in 2012! Growing green onions in a jar in the window. Chop the tops off and they grow again. Delicious on a sandwich. Not sure how to fertilize the water. Any tips for me?