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Fix Flat Feet

Flat feet affects all ages – even babies who are just learning to walk. But in the case of young children, the issue will usually correct itself as the child grown and the bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles strengthen with use and walking. For adults, however, no matter what the reason for the flat feet, some work is needed to fix the problem.

You can do daily to strengthen and ultimately help to fix your flat feet.

Keep them straight. Take a minute to evaluate your standing position. Stand up and walk around the room for a minute. Stop and look straight ahead. Now, without changing the position of your feet, look down and see which way your feet are pointing. For most people, if they were to draw an imaginary straight line out of their pinky toe they would find their feet are pointing outward – almost to the point of “duck feet”. If that’s the case with you, turn your foot at the ankle so that the imaginary line goes straight out

Gluten Free Diet

Gluten free is not more nutritious

Many people have the misconception that foods that are gluten free have more minerals and vitamins but this is not true. You can develop mineral and vitamin deficiencies quickly if you do not have the guidance of a nutritionist. Most of the foods that are not fortified or enriched with nutrients like iron and folic acid that wheat flours are. When you get rid of gluten, it will often mean adding more fat and sugar to your diet. When you take out the gluten the food will probably not taste as good so they add extra sodium, fat, and sugar to make up for the lack of taste. For example, a regular blueberry muffin has 340 calories with 24 grams of sugar and 17 grams of fat. Gluten free blueberry muffins have 370 calories and 31 grams of sugar and 13 grams of fat.

You could gain weight

Some think that when they go on gluten free diets that they will start to lose weight but there is no evidence that

Become a Non Smoker

What is lacking is the right kind of motivation.

Has the fear of a heart attack, emphysema, or lung cancer ever stopped you? No. The reason is that smoking kills nerve endings in your mouth, throat and lungs. You don’t smell or taste as much as you used to, right? Years go by, and that’s how the damage is done. So since you feel no pain, knowing the negative consequences of smoking isn’t sufficient motivation. And since the majority of cigarettes you smoke are simply out of habit, you don’t think about the dangers, even with the graphic images on the cigarette pack or dire warnings from your doctor.

Motivation only comes in two flavors: fear, pain, suffering… or self-interest.

Here’s what I have found helps people be successful long-term: focusing on the positive rather than the negative… on what you want, and not on what you don’t want. Hypnosis is a focusing and amplifying tool that can help you to do just that.

In other words, it is more useful to focus on “being a non-smoker”,

Identify Trigger Finger Symptoms

Stiffness in Finger Resulting in Discomfort

If your fingers frequently become stiff and ache or throb, these are generally early warning signs that your tendons are enduring too much. Stiffness is nearly always associated with inflammation, and in this case inflammation of the tendons. While some finger and hand stiffness comes with age or arthritic conditions, excessive prominence should be examined by a physician.

Noticeable Noise When Moving Finger

The most telltale sign of trigger finger symptoms is the clicking or popping sound that a stiff finger makes when trying to move that digit. When the tendons swell, they will struggle to adequately perform in the sheath. This results in a popping or clicking sound as the tendons are forced to expand and contract.

Tender and Sensitive Joints

Sensitive joints are common with old age and can be further instigated by weather patterns and pressure in the air. When experiencing these symptoms, don’t just write them off as age telling you that your hands and fingers hurt. Get an examination to be sure that the tendons have not been compromised.

Finger Locks Up or Stays Bent

The surest sign that you

Paleo Diet

During the Paleolithic man period, people were hunters and gathers. The concept of farming had not been developed yet. As such, people hunted in the forests for meat while also gathering nuts, fruits and roots. The Paleolithic man was viewed as being stronger, taller and muscular compared to the present day man. Health experts argue that the change in diet as man developed due to agriculture and industrialization led to the consumption of processed food instead of the original caveman diet. As a result, the present man is often easily afflicted with ailments in addition to being weak. This can be attributed to the fact that the human body did not adapt fully to digesting the foods and grains we currently eat.

The diet is seen as the answer to the weight problem befalling the United States of America. Today, approximately 60% of the global population is overweight while 33% are viewed as being obese. Further, the change in diet has led to a large number of people globally suffering from diseases such as diabetes and cancer. It is vital to note that these statistics are continuing to get worse day by day. This is a clear

Be Healthy with Comfy Feet

Brazilians value their foot health, and they treat their feet with the utmost care. Although every culture is different, some of the most serious side effects of bad health are neglected feet. For example, in diabetes, we check feet on every exam. This is because the first signs of complications from diabetes can often be seen in feet. What are your feet telling you about your health? Go ahead and buy those shoes that give them the extra comfort they need. Who knows, maybe that will help you be as active is you want to be as well. Here are some pointers on picking the right shoes, directly from Harvard:

Shop for shoes in the afternoon, as your feet expand throughout the day.
Wear socks that you would normally wear.
Walk in the shoes before purchasing, and trust your own comfort fit more than size!

As I think about the past 10 years in medical missions, I think the best stories are of being able to give someone the gift of new shoes. For many of us it’s easy to take for granted that we can have the right shoes we need. But, this is definitely

Quit Cigarette Smoking

Laser therapy treatments could aid handle pure nicotine cravings, maintaining you tranquil and also kicked back during the first vital weeks. The therapy provides an all-natural high with a sensation of well being, thereby significantly lowering the temptation to smoke another cigarette.

Stop smoking cigarettes laser treatment is a low-level laser therapy that is essentially pain-free, entirely safe and assists deal with pure nicotine desires. It is an outside, non-thermal, and non-invasive procedure.

Considered a non-medical treatment, treatments are given making use of a low-level laser in order to help promote the release of endorphins in the body. Endorphins are natural chemicals that signal your body to decrease tension and also boost energy.

When you go through stop smoking laser treatment, you will obtain laser beams to acupuncture points on the body and ear. Supporters say that not just is the procedure non-invasive, it has no adverse effects. A lot of smokers require just three to 5 therapy sessions that last about 30 minutes each. Patients obtaining laser therapy do not need added pure nicotine or medicine replacement.

About Surgery to Stop Snoring

Classic Surgery

During Classic Surgery, anesthesia is administered and there is removal of excess soft tissues of the pharynx with a scalpel. Due to the painful and invasive nature of this method, is not used often, as there are now advanced methods to surgically correct snoring.

Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty

This is the burning of hypertrophied tissues with the help of a laser beam. This method is also invasive, as it causes burn tissues, but is a more effective method than the classic surgery.

However, experts from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine state that: “The uvulopalatoplasty does not solve the problem of obstructive apnea since it does not normalize the apnea index (the number of sleep apnea per one hour of sleep) and a number of other objective parameters. Since there is no significant improvement after the operation and there is a risk of developing a pain syndrome and postoperative complications, a procedure is not recommended for patients with obstructive sleep apnea”.


This is uvula surgery for sleep apnea and involves the removal of the uvula. It is a simple operation, recommended for an enlarged or deformed uvula due to benign tumors,

Combine Foods For Optimal Nutrition

Tomato and Avocado

Taking tomato and avocado together, either as a salad or sandwich, will boost the nutrients intake of your body. Tomatoes contain antioxidants known as carotenoids and these antioxidants are easily absorbed into the body when used with safe fats. Researchers discovered that the combination of tomato and avocado has the ability to boost the absorption of antioxidants in tomato by 15 times more than when the tomato is taken alone. If you don’t like avocados, you can make use of other safe fats like flaxseed oil or olive oil.

Onion and Whole Grains

Your body needs zinc, a vital trace mineral that helps in appropriate growth as well as sustenance of your body and its immune system. Whole grains are good sources of zinc and boosting your whole grain sandwich with sliced onion will ensure that sulfurous compounds are introduced which help in increasing the uptake of zinc by the body.

Banana and Yogurt

Have you ever taken banana and yogurt together before? If you have not, you better try them. The combination is great for your body after a workout. The banana provides the carbohydrate that your body needs

Get Rid of Bunions

There are a variety of symptoms that are associated with bunions. The most obvious symptom is the bulging bump that can be found outside the base of your big toe. You may also have swelling, redness, and sensitivity at the joint of your big toe. You may notice the skin at the base of your big toe thickening. Other symptoms include: corns or calluses developing where the two toes overlap, pain that is either persistent or intermittent, and your big toe having restrictive movement.

Generally bunions do not require medical attention, but there are some signs that mean you should visit your doctor or a specialized foot doctor to assist you. One sign is if you notice a lot of pain in your big toe or foot that is persistent. Another sign includes having a visible bump that is located on your big toe joint. You may also want to see a doctor if you have decreased movement in your foot or big toe, as well as having difficulty finding shoes that fit properly because of the bunion.

There are also some complications that may happen as a result of bunions. Bursitis is a painful condition

Male Snoring

When a person breathes, the air moves through the mouth or nose to the pharynx (part of the throat that sits behind the mouth and nasal cavity) and larynx (part of the throat that stops food and drink from blocking the airway). The air then moves to the trachea (windpipe), through to the bronchi (air passageway to the lungs) and then finally enters the lungs.

When a person is awake, their pharynx and larynx muscles are always engaged. However, during sleep these muscles relax, which causes the airways to be partially blocked by the over relaxed muscle tissue. With the air not completely getting through to the lungs, the pressure in the airways increases and causes a vibration in the soft issues of the respiratory tract. The sound this vibration makes is snoring. The degree of air obstructed determines the severity of the snoring. In most cases, the narrower the airways, the louder the snoring.

What Causes Snoring in Males?

The main reasons why men snore are:

  1. The accumulated fat in the neck region squeezes the walls of the larynx, narrowing the airway passage. A 20% increase in the ideal weight of a male

Wrist Pain

What I’m going to show you is some easy breaks you can do to get the pain to subside dramatically. However, remember that this is a symptomatic view, not a systematic view. During the symptomatic view, you’ll get guaranteed short-term gain. Some of the trigger points can refer to different places but we are only going to be looking at it in specific areas. I’m going to give you a visual of the muscle tissue. So when you’re looking at anything that I refer to regarding on trigger point work, it is about the general area. It will never refer to that one point, because you’re never going to find that one point in the plethora of fibers that you have. You want to think about it in terms of muscle groups that are causing pain in that general area.

So if you have a trigger finger, we will be looking at the muscle group that runs along the forearm. Whatever happens at the top is also happening in the flexors, at the bottom, as well. So the top of your forearm can mirror the part underneath your forearm. You will be trigger-pointing both sides of your

Upper Body Strength Worthless

You see, this young man went to the gym every day and he used various machines and you’d think that would keep his hands and wrists in top form and give him some strength to boot. But that is not what was happening at all – instead he was babying his hands and wrists and avoiding the pain. Well, you know what they say; “no pain, no gain” or maybe for some of us, a little pain and some gain? I wondered to myself “what good is strong upper body and the ability to have big muscles if you can’t use them? If you have a lot of muscles but can’t open a pickle jar, you are bound to look silly. Yes, embarrassing, but it’s more than that actually.

Indeed, all that strength is liable to have you damaging your hands as you attempt to do something using your solid upper body strength and misjudge your ability to hold the weight or balance whatever it is you are moving, picking up, pushing, or pulling. Do you see that point? This same individual said he could only do a few pull-ups because he often lost his grip, and

Enjoy a Better Night of Sleep

1. Avoid daytime naps. If you are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, perhaps your naps are part of the problem. Naps are great if you don’t have time for a full night’s sleep, but can keep you up at night if overdone.

2. Ensure your room is dark. Way, way back in the day, there were no lights aside from the sun, stars, and moon. Now, there are all kinds of light pollution from other homes and street lights. A city can light up the entire sky. Make the room as lightless as you can.

3. Keep a regular schedule. That means getting up at a particular time, even on the weekends. If you get up at 6 AM each day but sleep in until 10 AM on the weekends, you’re likely to have sleep quality issues. If you need a little more rest on the weekends, try going to bed 30 minutes earlier.

4. Have a comfortable mattress and pillow. You likely spend more time each week sleeping than you do in any other activity. Now isn’t the time to skimp. Ensure that you have a quality mattress and pillow so you

Get Rid Of the Foot Pain

Having foot pain is normal and can happen to anyone of any age. The best part is, there is nothing to worry about!

1) SPRAINS- We often face this foot problem which happens post extreme physical activities which includes walking or running for long hours, exercises in the gym or even when you twist your foot accidentally. A foot sprain can be minor but can also be quite severe in few cases. A sprain can be reduced by a gentle massage by any oil or by applying anti-pain sprays and covering it with a crepe bandage afterwards.

2) PLANTAR FASCIITIS- This problem happens when you end up putting a lot of pressure on your foot. As mentioned before, our foot is a very complex structure and can be affected easily. Plantar fasciitis can result in a good amount of pain as well as stiffness. This can be prevented by giving proper rest to the foot and not exerting it too much that it starts giving excruciating pain.

3) INGROWN TOENAILS- This problem usually occurs when corners of the foot nails starts growing either inside the skin or quite close to it. This happens when we

Want Stronger Wrists

He told me that was smart because they were a lot cheaper than the dumbbells he bought at Sports Authority, but he told me to make sure that they were of similar weight so I didn’t walk lopsided. I laughed of course, and thanked him for the advice. The reality is that if you want stronger wrists and strength in your hands, then you should be walking with something you can grip onto, and something that has a little weight to it, I suppose our ancestors carried spires and/or baskets. Below are a few ideas for you:

1. Walk with rocks or dumbbells
2. Cane or small retractable umbrella
3. Trash picker-upper
4. Take your dog for a walk and hold on tight

Interestingly enough, I’ve already addressed the first item, and that can work very well for you. Of course, if you live in an area where there is occasional trash, wouldn’t it be great if you would pick up some of that trash as you walked? If you carry a trash picker upper in one hand, and a bag in the other, you can help clean up the neighborhood, hiking trail, or area or

Longer Life With Diet

Diet plays an important role in personal health it can be described as a pattern of eating and balanced diet provides nutrients that are considered necessary to maintain our health. Studies have revealed that diet is one of the sources through which diseases such as cancer, coronary heart disease, birth defects and cataracts can be prevented.

There are many food items which are suggested by doctors and experts that are considered healthy and must be included in every meal. Some of these food items are green tea, oats, curd, olive oil, salad etc.

We can also lose weight by adjusting some of our diet plans and eating habits.

Mentioned below are some diet tips to lose weight while staying healthy:
Eat fresh and organic foods. Recent research and studies have revealed that pesticide, herbicides and other chemicals used on food and vegetables are one huge cause of obesity and weight gain.

Bite slowly and chew it. This tip is very helpful as your brain gets the message that you are eating more than you actually are. One should use smaller plates and bowls for eating as it also one way to fool your brain

Intermittent Fasting

Fasting, or periods of voluntary abstinence from food has been practiced throughout the world for ages. Intermittent fasting with the goal of improving health relatively new. Intermittent fasting involves restricting intake of food for a set period of time and does not include any changes to the actual foods you are eating. Currently, the most common IF protocols are a daily 16 hour fast and fasting for a whole day, one or two days per week. Intermittent fasting could be considered a natural eating pattern that humans are built to implement and it traces all the way back to our paleolithic hunter-gatherer ancestors. The current model of a planned program of intermittent fasting could potentially help improve many aspects of health from body composition to longevity and aging. Although IF goes against the norms of our culture and common daily routine, the science may be pointing to less meal frequency and more time fasting as the optimal alternative to the normal breakfast, lunch, and dinner model. Here are two common myths that pertain to intermittent fasting.

Myth 1 – You Must Eat 3 Meals Per Day: This “rule” that is common in Western society was not developed

Ketogenic Diet

When you eat a very low amount of carbs your body gets put into a state of ketosis. What this means is your body burns fat for energy. How low of an amount of carbs do you need to eat in order to get into ketosis? Well, it varies from person to person, but it is a safe bet to stay under 25 net carbs. Many would suggest that when you are in the “induction phase” which is when you are actually putting your body into ketosis, you should stay under 10 net carbs.

If you aren’t sure what net carbs are, let me help you. Net carbs are the amount of carbs you eat minus the amount of dietary fiber. So if on the day you eat a total of 35 grams of net carbs and 13 grams of dietary fiber, your net carbs for the day would be 22. Simple enough, right?

So besides weight loss what else is good about keto? Well many people talk about their improved mental clarity on when on the diet. Another benefit is having an increase in energy. Yet another is a decreased appetite.

One thing to

Cure Sleep Apnea

The diagnosis of sleep apnea can be worrying for you; however, it is a treatable condition. The moment you suspect that you could be suffering from this disorder, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. The following are the most common medical interventions for obstructive sleep apnea.

1. Positive Airwave Pressure Devices

Positive Airway Pressure Devices are the most commonly used treatment for mild and severe forms of apnea. They are used with a range of masks, which you wear snugly over your mouth and nose as you sleep. They allow pressurized air to flow through your throat and prevent your airway from collapsing. The pressurized air is supplied through a tube attached to the device. Here are several options that are available to you.

• Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Device

This method is considered the ‘gold standard’ for treating obstructive sleep apnea. It entails wearing a mask-like device that covers your mouth and nose. This mechanism enhances the flow of air, which keeps your airwaves open while you sleep. The CPAP has in the past been found to be uncomfortable by the patients; however, it has been upgraded and is now quieter,