This year's Ramadan will be the most brutal and taxing Ramadan ever! Ramadan has been getting harder and harder, but this year, it will be especially tough on US Muslims. Muslims in some parts of the United States will be fasting close to 17 hours day. That's no food and no drink for 17 hours. This will be a very difficult Ramadan, but there are steps you can take to avoid disaster and survive. More...
Ramadan is an excellent opportunity to shed some extra pounds. You are already resetting your metabolism by the protracted, long overnight fast, as well as the daily fasting. Your metabolism resets and your body begins to change the way it does things.
Weight loss during the first few days is just dehydration. It may be exciting to see that you lost 2-3 pounds in the first day or two, but that's all water loss and dehydration. No human can lose 2 pounds of fat overnight. It's just water. But it's still exciting!
Anytime you plan on making a significant lifestyle change, it helps if you have a social support structure around you to help you make that change. It's very difficult to quit smoking when everyone in your house smokes. You can't lose weight if the rest of your family keeps eating unhealthy food. One way to incorprate weightloss and a social support structure is through social applications. Smartphones are great becasue they have great apps! And some of them can help you lose weight.
One of the best apps for this is Calorie Conter by MyFitnessPal.com. You can search for it on your phone and download it. It is completely free.
You enter your sex, age, height, and weight, Then you give it a goal weight. It calculates your daily caloric intake allowance. For example, it may say, you may eat 1500 calories per day, and in 5 weeks, you will weigh 160 (assuming that's your goal).
Part three in my series on nutritious foods that help keep your arteries open so that you have a healthy heart and active and healthy sex life. We are reviewing the top six food for great sex and a healthy heart. More...
My second part in a series on heart healthy food and
Nuts! Almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and pistachios are all a great, nutrient-dense snacks. Almost no saturated fat, but full of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. In addition, they also contain minerals such as magnesium and zinc which have a profound effect on your heart and blood vessels. Magnesium helps dilate your arteries to keep them open, while zinc helps keep viruses that cause inflammation at bay. Inflammation is what propagates atherosclerosis and accelerates the artery-clogging process. Dust them in cocoa powder for a powerful aphrodisiac effect. You can even buy them pre-coated with dark chocolate or wasabi! More...
It's no wonder the heart has traditionally been the organ associated with love. As modern science and research have now proven time and time again, virtually the same factors that lead to a healthy heart also lead to a healthy sex life!
So what's the relation you ask? Cardiovascular health leads to open arteries in your heart, in your brain, and in your love organs. The same cholesterol that can plug up your heart's arteries, can plug up your arteries everywhere. Heart attacks, erectile dysfunction, and not to mention strokes all stem from the same problem: clogged, unhealthy arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. So what can you eat to help keep those arteries clean and improve your heart health and sex life?
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Download the slides and audio for the three and a half hour digital marketing workshop. The audio for this presentation is critical, as many examples and tips were used during the class that were not in the slides. Especially, the live examples and live searches that were conducted. Also not covered in the slides were secret techniques and tips on using Google Search Insights to figure out what search terms to optimize for and what people search for when they are looking for you. We also discussed very advanced Facebook advertising techniques that you'd miss out on if you don't follow along the audio lecture.
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I've always been a huge fan of low-carb, high protein diets. If you've been reading my blog over the years, you'll see how many articles I have posted on low-carb diets.
This diet improves your cholesterol profile as well as your glucose tolerance.
In this trial, the authors compared the effects of a Mediterranean diet versus a typical low-fat diet for diabetes management.
Researchers randomly assigned 215 patients to follow either a low carbohydrate, Mediterranean-style diet or a low-fat diet for four years.
After four years, 44% of patients in the Mediterranean-style diet group required antihyperglycemic drug therapy compared to 70% in the low-fat diet group.
Patients in the Mediterranean diet group also experienced greater weight loss and an improvement in some coronary risk factors.
Interventional cardiologists in some countries have embraced radial-artery access for placing catheters aimed at the coronaries into patients. Dr. Jolly, a cardiologist at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, cited a greater than 90% rate among French interventionalists and a greater than 95% rate in Canada. But as recently as last summer, U.S. cardiologists used radial access for a mere 4% of their coronary catheterizations, based on data collected by the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, said Dr. Edward J. McNulty, an interventional cardiologist at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco.
From: Internal Medicine News
As acardiologist, I only perform my cardiac catheterizations via radial artery access. I believe it's safer for patients and patients can walk off the table and go home without any of the serious complications of the femoral (groin) approach.
The Cardiac Emergency lecture this morning went very well. For those of you who missed it, I have made all of the slides and audio available for your listening pleasure! Feel free to download these, listen to them and save them as well as share with others!
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Enjoy! And be sure to teach others when you know something!
Be sure to also take a look at the Emergency ECGs for Emergency Physicians lecture! A 3.5 hour ECG symposium!