Archive for February, 2015

Digestion: What is detoxification/cleansing?

24 Mar 2011 by Gena Hamshaw About the Author Gena is a 20-something living in Manhattan who eats a semi-raw, all-vegan diet. Choosing Raw is a forum for people of all backgrounds to discuss vegan nutrition, body image and health. People love to talk about “detox” and “cleansing,” often without a real sense of what

Is sugar toxic?

Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer. 2012 Apr 01 (CBS News) If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year?

Effects of a single whole body cryotherapy (-110°C) bout on neuromuscular performance of the elbow flexors during isokinetic exercise

Ferreira-Junior JB1, Vieira CA2, Soares SR2, Guedes R2, Rocha Junior VA2, Simoes HG3, Brown LE4, Bottaro M2. Abstract It has been demonstrated that body cooling may decrease neuromuscular performance. However, the effect of a single session of whole body cryotherapy (-110°C) on neuromuscular performance has not been well documented. Thus, the aim of this study

The Effect of Three Different (-1356C) Whole Body Cryotherapy Exposure Durations on Elite Rugby League Players

  Abstract Background: Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) is the therapeutic application of extreme cold air for a short duration. Minimal evidence is available for determining optimal exposure time. Purpose: To explore whether the length of WBC exposure induces differential changes in inflammatory markers, tissue oxygenation, skin and core temperature, thermal sensation and comfort. Method: This

Whole-body cryotherapy in athletes

Whole-body cryotherapy in athletes. Banfi G1, Lombardi G, Colombini A, Melegati G. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20524715 Abstract Cold therapy is commonly used as a procedure to relieve pain symptoms, particularly in inflammatory diseases, injuries and overuse symptoms. A peculiar form of cold therapy (or stimulation) was proposed 30 years ago for the treatment of rheumatic diseases. The therapy,

Cryotherapy in osteoporosis

Pol Merkur Lekarski. 1998 Oct;5(28):222-4. [Cryotherapy in osteoporosis]. [Article in Polish] Ksiezopolska-Pietrzak K. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10101448 Abstract Cryotherapy is use of temperature lower than -100 degrees C onto body surface, for 2-3 minutes, in aim to cause physiological reactions for cold and to use such adapting reactions. Organism’s positive response to cryotherapy supports treatment of basic disease

Cryotherapy in the treatment of rheumatic disease

Cryotherapy in the treatment of rheumatic disease. Ksiezopolska-Pietrzak K1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17984885 Abstract Cryotherapy is the application of a temperature lower than -100 C to the outer surface of the body, for a period of 2-3 minutes, in order to evoke and make use of physiological reactions to cold. The body’s positive response to cryotherapy is a

Modern Medicine is the Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Death by Medicine By Gary Null, PhD; Carolyn Dean MD, ND; Martin Feldman, MD; Debora Rasio, MD; and Dorothy Smith, PhD Something is wrong when regulatory agencies pretend that vitamins are dangerous, yet ignore published statistics showing that government-sanctioned medicine is the real hazard. Until now, Life Extension could cite only isolated statistics to make

Love Language Workshop Postponed due to Weather

Help For Health has postponed the Love Language Workshop originally scheduled for Saturday, February 21, 2015. This workshop is quite timely, because, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the number of marriages in the U. S. last year was 6.8 per 1,000 total population, while the number of divorces was 3.6 per 1,000

Those cosmetics and that new car smell may be hazardous to your health

Phthalates: What you need to know What are phthalates and how are they used? Phthalates (pronounced “thah-lates”) are chemical plasticizers that have been widely used since the 1950s to soften plastics that would otherwise be brittle and crack when bent. Because phthalates are not chemically bound to the plastics they’re added to, they’re continuously released


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