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PREVENTIVE MEDECINE: HEART DISEASE AND APPENDICITIS

Heart disease Now the biggest single killer in the western world, cardio-vascular disease emerges last of all the western diseases as a population becomes westernized. Even today rural peoples around the world have very little coronary heart disease. Among the rural Bantu in southern Africa coronary heart disease occurs at a level of only 1 […]

WORKING WITH A COMPUTER: HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF

Repetitive Motion injury Sometimes aches can develop in your hands and/or arms after an extended period of time working on a computer. This discomfort is caused by repetitive motion and can be alleviated only by resting the affected part of the body. If you experience persistent pain you should consult your doctor. For some people, […]

BASIC YOGA STRETCHING EXERCISES

1) Stand straight, with your feet well apart— your left foot pointing to the left and your right foot turned slightly inward. Stretch your arms out to your sides, palms down. Inhale, then bend to the left and slightly forward as you exhale. Slide your left hand down your leg and grasp the lowest part […]

4 SAFE WAYS TO ADD VITAMIN A TO YOUR DIET

1) Eat 1 to 2 daily servings of red and/or orange vegetables. For example, one carrot will provide you with about 7,950 Ills of beta-carotene and one medium tomato provides 820 lUs of beta-carotene. 2) Eat at least two green leafy vegetables per day. Two ounces of spinach will provide about 4,600 lUs of beta-carotene. […]

LITTLE-KNOWN THING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OAT BRAN

In the late 1980s, oat bran developed the reputation of being a painless way of lowering blood cholesterol without having to endure major dietary changes. The demand for oat bran increased to such an extent that new products, such as oat bran potato chips and oat bran beer found their way onto supermarket shelves. Soon […]

WATER COOLERS MAY MAKE YOU SICK

Drinking water from a frequently used water cooler may not be especially good for you in fact, there is a chance you’ll come into contact with enough nasty bacteria to cause nausea and diarrhea. That pleasant bit of news comes from scientists who checked out the contents of ten water coolers at Northeastern University in […]