Healthy Living

February is National Fiber Focus Month and since it’s so important I think you should all re-evaluate your nutrition to make sure you are getting enough.

Paleo is a great way to eat, especially if you suffer with inflammation. The Paleo Recipe Book is a great place to start if you want to learn how to eat in the paleo way.

Drinking water is very important to leading a healthy lifestyle. Check out my article to find out how you can get more water into your liefstyle.

Since I’ve experienced the pain of an extensive DVT and pulmonary embolisms I’ve been raising awareness on how to reduce the likelihood of others going through the same thing. If you’re concerned about DVTs then head on over to get some more information on them. 

Here’s a bit of information about my diseases that I published on wordpress.

Uterine Fibroids

What’s a Uterine Fibroid?

Uterine fibroids are a very painful condition that can cause a whole host of nasty symptoms. A fibroid is a muscular tumor so a uterine fibroid is a muscular tumor that grows in a women’s uterus. Most of the time these tumors are benign (not cancerous) . Sizes of uterine fibroids range from apple seed size to the size of a grapefruit, in unusual circumstances they can grow even larger.

Who Can Get Fibroids?

About 20-80% of women will experience a fibroid by the time they are 50. Some women will of course never experience any symptoms but others may get heavy periods with no other known cause.

There are also risk factors involved and they include:

  • Age. Fibroids become more common as women age, especially during the 30s and 40s through menopause. After menopause, fibroids usually shrink.
  • Family history. Having a family member with fibroids increases your risk. If a woman’s mother had fibroids, her risk of having them is about three times higher than average.
  • Ethnic origin. African-American women are more likely to develop fibroids than white women.
  • Obesity. Women who are overweight are at higher risk for fibroids. For very heavy women, the risk is two to three times greater than average.
  • Eating habits. Eating a lot of red meat (e.g., beef) and ham is linked with a higher risk of fibroids. Eating plenty of green vegetables seems to protect women from developing fibroids.
What are the Symptoms of a Uterine Fibroid?

Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms, but some women with fibroids can have:

  • Heavy bleeding (which can be heavy enough to cause anemia) or painful periods
  • Feeling of fullness in the pelvic area (lower stomach area)
  • Enlargement of the lower abdomen
  • Frequent urination
  • Pain during sex
  • Lower back pain
  • Complications during pregnancy and labor, including a six-time greater risk of cesarean section
  • Reproductive problems, such as infertility, which is very rare
What Causes Uterine Fibroids

No one really knows that the cause of these tumors are. However, there have been studies that link hormonal balances and genetics as high risk factors.

How to Treat Uterine Fibroids

There are a couple of options here. There is the medical wait and see (as they can shrink and disappear) or there is the option of surgery if they are severe enough.

Medicines for treating uterine fibroids include

  • Pain killers
  • Iron supplements to treat anemia if you have heavy periods
  • Oral contraceptives as these help to regulate the hormones

There are several books around that can offer a more holistic to help you Cure uterine fibroids. I have included a couple of books that might be off interest, both are based on relieving pain from the fibroids and reducing the size. 

Click Here! for Fibroids Miracle 

Click Here! for Stop Fibroids

The alternative to medicine is surgery:

  • Myomectomy (meye-oh-MEK-tuh-mee) – Surgery to remove fibroids without taking out the healthy tissue of the uterus.
  • Hysterectomy (hiss-tur-EK-tuh-mee) – Surgery to remove the uterus. This surgery is the only sure way to cure uterine fibroids.
  • Endometrial Ablation (en-doh-MEE-tree-uhl uh-BLAY-shuhn) – The lining of the uterus is removed or destroyed to control very heavy bleeding. 
  • Myolysis (meye-OL-uh-siss) – A needle is inserted into the fibroids, usually guided by laparoscopy, and electric current or freezing is used to destroy the fibroids.
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE), or Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) – A thin tube is thread into the blood vessels that supply blood to the fibroid. Then, tiny plastic or gel particles are injected into the blood vessels. This blocks the blood supply to the fibroid, causing it to shrink.
Surgery is of course invasive and a complication of it is infertility so you really need to be sure that it is the right procedure for you. 

If you’re suffering from uterine fibroids then first of all talk to your doctor. If you’re on a wait and see approach then I can strongly recommend looking at some holistic approaches to see if they can help. The particular books I have selected are ebooks so you can download them straight to your computer so you don’t have to wait for shipping. 

References: Women’s Health

Dehydration occurs when the body has lost too many fluids that you can replace those fluids quick enough. My staying out of the sun, drinking little and often and seeking medical help when you can sick will greatly reduce your chances of getting dehydrated in the first place.

If, however, you do end up getting dehydrated then if it is only mild dehydration the best thing to do will be to get in the shade and cool and to drink little and often to get you fluid balance corrected. If it’s moderate dehydration you might need to take an electrolyte drink to restore the chemical imbalance. Sever dehydration requires immediate medical attention otherwise death may occur.

To help stay hydrated check out these great bottles:

If you’re suffering from moderate dehydration then check out these:

The Truth About Abs

The Truth About Abs

The Truth About Abs is an ebook that I want to get my teeth into. I’ve been looking at the results Mike Geary has been getting people and I’m excited for the improvements that I’ve seen. Although I’m in no fit state to actually work out the advice he gives for nutrition is great, he shoots down popular myths and uses science to back up his theories.

What Do You Get With the Book

Here’s a small selection of what you actually get in the book:

  • Sound nutritional advice
  • Effective cardio and ab routines
  • How to maximize you metabolism
  • A food chart that focuses on natural whole foods

That’s just a small taster of what’s in the book. I’ve also included part 1 & 2 of an interview done with the  author Mike Geary. Mike answers a load of questions sent in by readers about his book and fitness in general:

 

The Truth About Abs isn’t just a diet, it’s a lifestyle change. Mike will show you how you don’t need to do hours and hours on the treadmill but you can get the abs you want by eating the right foods, firing up your metabolism and doing effective workouts.

Since it’s an ebook you wont have to wait for shipping you can download it straight to your computer and get started within the next couple of minutes. Click on the link below to go through an informative video which will give you the option to purchase.

Click Here! This link will take you to a promotional video and will then take you to an order form via click bank.

York Weight Lifting Gloves

York Weight Training Gloves

I’ve had people asking me where I got my gloves from. I purchased these gloves a couple of years ago from Amazon and they are still faring strong after a lot of wear. I’m currently using these to prevent blisters while I’m using crutches and they are doing the job well They provide me with the extra padding that I need along with a strong grip that has never failed me. However, due to their material on a hot day they will make my hand sweat but they absorb moisture well, just be sure to wash them every do often.

When I have used these for weight lifting they have given me exactly the same great experience: nice padding and strong grip. 

If you’re on crutches and you’re suffering with bruises, or you’re getting into weight training and are getting calluses, I can highly recommend these inexpensive gloves. They have lasted me well over two years, coming up to three, and they are only just started showing a tiny bit of wear on the palms. Click on the link to get your own pair of York Weight Training Gloves.

3 Top Products to Reduce Bruising

I recently wrote an article on How to Reduce Bruising with Clexane. However, I have been doing some extra research and have found some products that are very good at reducing the bruising I get some doing these injections.

My favorite cream is the Arnica as it is also helping with the post-thrombotic pain and discomfort in my leg as well as the bruising that is on my tum from the injections and the bruising on my arms from the crutches I use to walk.

If you bruise easily or get into situations in which you get bruised I can highly recommend these three creams to reduce the bruising you’ll get.

Creams to Reduce Bruising

The hirudoid cream is basically heparin in cream form. It is great for breaking down blood clots that create the superficial bruising.   

Arnica is a homeopathic treatment that has been around for years and still proves to be an effective treatment for bruises. It is also being introduced as a treatment for post-thrombotic treatment to reduce the pain that goes with it.

Mr Bump Bruise Soother is a little something for the kiddies. I know that it hurts when you knock yourself and if you got something bright and funny it helps to take away the pain. The product is also good at healing the bruises too.

Natural Home Remedies

Homemade medicines is a book that will show you how to cure a lot of common aliments such as acne, flu and athlete’s foot with items that you can find in your own home. Click Here! to get own copy. 

Pharmacy in Vegetables will show you how to harness the power of the vegetable and improve you health. Vegetables are a vital part of your nutrition and this book will show you how to incorporate them into you daily routine. Click Here! to get your own copy.