Today I'll post a very brief review, but informative review on the contraceptive choices in individuals suffering from lupus.
Oral contraceptive pills have some harmful effects in individuals suffering from lupus .
Intra-uterine devices may increase the chances of infection in female individuals with lupus.
Barrier contraceptives[like condoms,diaphragm] is probably the contraceptive of choice in case of lupus [SLE].
Before embarking on any decision on… Continue
Added by HEALTH:THEGREATESTGIFTOFGOD on January 31, 2009 at 6:13am —
The most common skin lesion in SLE is an erythematous [reddish], slightly raised rash occuring over the face,ear,chin ,neck,upper back etc.This rash occurs most commonly in the region of the cheek and the nose [the so called ‘butterfly rash].The exacerbation of these lesions are often associated with systemic flare of SLE.
There is another entity called the subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus [SCLE].In SCLE highly photosensitive, psoriasis like lesions with circular red margins… Continue
Added by HEALTH:THEGREATESTGIFTOFGOD on January 30, 2009 at 5:47am —
First I have to say welcome to my self, this is a great place.
Added by Beate on January 30, 2009 at 1:16am —
The benefits of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) have been known since the 1970's. Unfortunately, many doctors do not routinely recommend CoQ10 to their heart patients. If you've never heard of CoQ10, I'm going to explain what it is, how it works, signs of deficiency, and the benefits of increasing your CoQ10 intake.
CoQ10 is a fat-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant. CoQ10 not only fuels energy production, but it removes many free radicals from circulation.… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on January 29, 2009 at 8:00am —
I wasn't able to go further today. So I just walked to Rubino Park, which is about 0.25 miles from home.
The park hides between two big housing complexes:…
Added by Susana on January 28, 2009 at 11:00am —
Yesterday, I found the Venice Graffiti Walls. I took the bus and biked to the beach, and then walked in area of the Walls. It was a beautiful day, with a bit of a cool breeze coming off the ocean.
Here are the results:
Walking and taking pictures is… Continue
Added by Lisa Newton on January 28, 2009 at 5:22am —
Hey Everyone, I just finished watching A Health Seminar DVD that was done by DR. Sheryl Duchess. I have to say it was very good, very informative I personaly will be cutting out all forms of hydrogenated oil in our diet. She says it turns to plastic in your system and then flows through the blood stream and acts like sand paper to the blood vesseles. WOW. I'm sold ! DR. Sheryl has her own site it is http://www.healthchallenges.com/index.html any way the video was great just wanted to share.
Added by Jeffery Shepard on January 27, 2009 at 2:31pm —
I would like to recommend to all the parents of autistic children this website: www.generationrescue.org. "Generation Rescue is an international movement of scientists, physicians and parent-volunteers researching the causes and treatments for autism and mentoring thousands of families in recovering their children from autism". Read the article on tips4mums.com
Added by Gemma Calzada on January 27, 2009 at 12:38pm —
Most of us strive to lose fat and build muscle our entire lives. Other lucky endomorphs end up building so much muscle that they eventually want to shed some of it.
Because when you are genetically gifted to gain muscle, it is sometimes necessary to keep muscle gain low in order to just feel comfortable in everyday life.
The other day I received an e-mail from a gentleman named Chris, who asked:
"I have what some might… Continue
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on January 27, 2009 at 9:05am —
Every kid wants to be a pro athlete, but few kids want to be pro bodybuilders. Given that, what is the proper way to train a child who wants to excel at his or her sport? I guess I'm not the only one with that question.
The other day I received an e-mail from a gentleman named Russel, who asked:
"Is there an age limit to starting to do body building or can you start at any age?"
Well you certainly can start at any age, but… Continue
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on January 27, 2009 at 8:01am —
The list of benefits associated with omega 3 fatty acids continues to grow. By increasing your intake of omega 3 fatty acids you'll decrease triglycerides, reduce blood pressure, increase HDL cholesterol, reduce arterial wall inflammation, and the list goes on.
Here are a few steps you can take to increase your omega 3 intake:
1. Eat fish at least twice a week.
2. Add ground flaxseed to foods.
3. Take a fish oil or flaxseed oil… Continue
Added by Lisa Nelson on January 27, 2009 at 8:00am —
Have you ever wondered how long you’ll live? It’s impossible for anyone to know for sure. But you can get an idea based on your lifestyle.
The Longevity Game will ask you 12 easy questions. Based on your answers, it calculates your life expectancy. There’s more to this than just fun. If you don’t like the answer you get, change your answers. Your life expectancy will automatically update.
You’ll see how exercise and a healthy diet will extend your life. We often hear that… Continue
Added by Susana on January 27, 2009 at 12:37am —
What are the first thoughts that come to mind when looking at this picture? For me it was Determination
!! Other words that followed that thought were Focus, Goal, believing in yourself, never give up and give it your all.
We have a mini gym in our garage thanks to my sweet husband. On the mirror in our gym sit’s this picture of Michael Phelps. When I am not in the mood or just plain to tired to give my work out my… Continue
Added by Jill on January 26, 2009 at 2:54pm —
I jumped on the scale today and it read 248 pounds which means I lost 6 pounds this week. Whats more amazing is that I have lost 20 lbs in 3 weeks since I have made a minor change in my diet. Since I have started my diet I have now lost 45 pounds overall. Its funny that a month ago I was frustrated as all hell because I was struggling trying to lose weight, but now my confidence is at an all time high. I actually have to go to the store today and buy a new belt because the ones I have are all… Continue
Added by Joe S on January 26, 2009 at 9:33am —
Emotional eating is a signal that life is out of balance. Emotional eating and overeating happen when we use food to try to help us manage our feelings. The triggers for emotional eating vary–we might eat to cope with loneliness, unhappiness, stress or boredom. Sometimes we eat for comfort or in an attempt to create a pleasant experience, when food really isn't what we crave.
Finding other avenues to meet our emotional needs and other ways to shift our moods is one of the most… Continue
Added by Melissa on January 26, 2009 at 8:52am —
New diets are coming out all the time, proclaiming the new truth in losing weight. I'm squashing rumors in my 5 part series on Weight Loss Myths over at Trimnasium
and I decided to get to the bottom of the macronutrient mystery.
Which macronutrient makes it hard to lose weight? Which is most important to your health? Diets make it seem like everything is bad for you. What's the right way to diet?
Come check out the truth about Weight… Continue
Added by Trimnasium on January 23, 2009 at 2:20pm —
Diabetics and prediabetics have to pay attention to their bodies. We can't get too fat and we can't eat much junk food.
If you are reading this then you clearly want to lose some weight. You have probably tried several different ways, and let’s face it; there are thousands of pages of information about it on the World Wide Web.
Which methods work?
Which are actually effective and am… Continue
Added by Steve @ Project Swole on January 23, 2009 at 8:25am —
1. Portion control! There is no reason to pile food on your plate! Just take a reasonable amount, and you should be good! Overeating is a huge problem in America because we don't know when to stop!
2. Eat slowly. I know when you are really hungry that can be hard, but if you take time and chew everything slowly, you are less likely to overeat. How crazy is that? Just slow down, and enjoy the food.
3. If you don't like the food, don't eat it. I know that sounds silly, but… Continue
Added by GetFitJenn on January 22, 2009 at 3:33pm —
So, as some of you know, my stepson Casey was diagnosed with Lymphoma last year on his 6th birthday. It was a pretty tough 6 months for us. He is done with chemo and is currently in remission, but watching what he had to go through and seeing the other kids at the hospital fight for their lives really made me want to do something real with my life. I was the captain of "Casey's Cruisers" in the Light the Night walk benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma… Continue
Added by Rachyl Stone on January 22, 2009 at 1:30pm —
We all need a reason (or two) to get up off the couch sometimes. Even fitness trainers sometimes need help finding the motivation to workout. Whether our occasional lack of desire is due to stress, recent illness, or just pure laziness; we all need that extra push sometimes. Here's a quick list of 25 reasons you should get up and, excuse the phrase, git er done. Feel free to add to the list!
1. Not in a good mood? Working out will lift your spirits. Guaranteed or your money… Continue
Added by Trimnasium on January 22, 2009 at 9:13am —