How can you strengthen will power? What can you do to improve the brain? Is lack of willpower a character flaw? Can will power be conserved? Where can I learn more? What can I do right now to improve my willpower tomorrow?
These and other questions are answered in this 27 minute video. Get out a pen and paper and take some notes – one one side write points Anne makes and on the other side write what you are going to do to implement what she reveals.
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What is osteoporosis? Who is at risk? What can be done to prevent it? How is it treated? This is the first of a 3 part series. Parts 2 and 3 are in the membership area. Sign up on the home page to become a member and gain access to these additional videos.
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Anne in her last post pointed out a statistic call number needed to treat. In a study she read, they calculated that the number of mammograms needed to be done to find a breast cancer in a single woman was 1000-1500. A Number Needed to Treat Value of more than 3 is usually of questionable value. Here we are not treating but searching for who to treat.
What this and other studies have shown is that population screening is a poor method for finding problems because at any time, only a few people will have the problem and the time and expense is so great to do the screening. Since budgets are finite, those in preventative medicine want to use the funds for activities that benefit more people for the same amount of dollars. That leaves women out in the cold. We don’t have a good way to find Breast Cancer and those that allocate dollars want to limit mammograms to women who are older and to do them less often. Patients themselves and those given the responsibility to care for those female patients don’t like this idea. Breast cancer at best is scary and disfiguring and at worst painfully fatal. The fear of this problem motivates people to take action.
Below are two videos where I attempt to explain NNT. It is tough, the average Doctor, PA or NP can’t calculate it or haven’t done it for most of the illnesses they treat. Lots of problems don’t have great studies done so that you can calculate the NNT for that problem. See what you think, listen – 10 minutes for both max and then leave us a comment on your views. If you like what you see, use the buttons after the article to tweet it or like it or share it on your favorite social site like Facebook.
Sun light exposure is a good thing for us. It makes us feel better and we make vitamin D in our skin as a result of ultraviolet rays interaction with of all things Cholesterol. That said, just like all things good for us, too much, too often and we can be in trouble. Too much food, too frequently and you become obese with all the social and physical problems. Same with sunlight. There are two kinds of rays UVA and UVB. Both can cause advanced skin aging and skin cancer. UVB causes “Sun Burn”.
Most sunscreens block UVB. They prevent the burn and lessen the chance of skin cancer. If you are going to buy a sun screen, you may want to buy one that blocks both UVA and UVB. There has been some controversy on using nanoparticles – very tiny pieces – microscopic pieces – of zinc oxide or titanium dioxide in sunscreens to block rays. They are very effective but were thought to possibly penetrate the skin and cause health problems. “Not so”, says the FDA, after doing some animal tests. What I have read indicated the greatest risk was in children. I am not 100% convinced that isn’t still true but they do appear safe for adults.
The FDA has made some changes in labeling mandatory by 2012 but top retailers should be implementing this now. No sun screen can claim an spf (sun protection factor) of greater than 50+. Those that have spf of 15 and block UVA and UVB can claim antiaging and skin cancer protection properties.
The American Academy of Dermatology says skin cancer is on the rise in women. They attribute this to sun bathing and to tanning beds. The Academy recommends use of sunscreen with spf of 30 and to apply one ounce to cover the body. Think of a golf ball sized amount in your hand.
About 20 minutes of sun exposure 4 times a week between 10AM and 3PM to face, arms and legs is enough to produce adequate Vitamin D during sunny weather.
If you would like to know more and see some pictures and videos of skin cancer visit Bruce’s Squidoo lens on the subject Melanoma and other Skin Cancer
A new avenue for treating Breast Cancer – a protein has been identified that causes breast cancer cells to proliferate. This article explains what this finding may mean for women with breast cancer.
Do you know what perfluorocarbons are? PFC’s are chemicals due to phased out 2015 but they are still present in plastic ware, furniture, carpeting and non-stick cookware. One of the side effects of persistent exposure is early menopause.
Yoga has benefits beyond relaxation in breast cancer patients. Just the lowered cortisol levels are beneficial but there are other benefits too.
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What are you doing about mammograms? Is your doctor recommending you get one yearly, every few years, or how often? Does he or she believe in the recent guidelines or do they think you should be screened more often? Anne weighs in with some advice for women in menopause.
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We Americans think of health as activity. We are healthy if we can “DO IT”. When we can go to work, take care of ourselves and our “stuff”, we consider ourselves healthy. That is why when we need to change to prevent problems, we don’t. We don’t like change to prevent problems. As long as we can GO, we don’t think we need to change.
Then there is the issue of healthy eating. I see patients that are overweight who tell me they eat healthy. That is how they say it “I think I eat healthy”. Yet they are overweight. In our country so many people are obese that we think people that are overweight are “NORMAL”. Here is the thing, you need to have an ideal amount of fat and muscle and that muscle needs to be able to do some work and needs to be required to do that work regularly.
We work while seated or with a minimum of activity. Indoor walking short distances, standing and prolonged sitting is the norm for the majority. The men who pick up my garbage are all slim. Even the men over 40. They walk, lift and pull all day, every day in all kinds of weather. Most of us don’t want that job and most of us carry too great an amount of fat in our bellies and under our skin. It isn’t good for us.
Bruce and I are going to try to explain what is healthy eating. How much food should you eat? What can you do to develop new habits of awareness or some call this awareness “Mindfullness”. What are healthy choices at the supermarket? What is it that you really want?
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I saw this on YouTube and loved it. Really made me chuckle.