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7. Anatomy for a Lifetime

Donkin Dr., Scott W. Basic Health Publications ePub

Remember this concept and you will save yourself much misery and regret: Whenever imbalance disturbs flow through repetition and over time, your form will be changed in a negative manner; whenever you change balance positively and flow is restored, then time and repetition will likewise make a positive change in your form.

The basic fundamentals of balance, form, flow, time, and repetition can now be applied to virtually every activity or condition in life. You can use these basic fundamentals as the lens through which you view the most advantageous way of pursuing an activity aimed at enhancing your short-term and long-term health and well-being.

When considering balance, visualize your physical body in its space, with its many levers, fulcrums, and pulleys, so you can select the balanced positions and movements that are most appropriate and comfortable for you and your activities.

Always consider that balance and counterbalance create a situation in which less exertion is needed, and in which the action performed is the one most suited to the activity. Think about action and counteraction, pushing and pulling, lifting and bendingallowing many things in your environment to work with you to create actions and counteractions for a more artful performance of your actions.

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1. Inflammation Control

Simpson M.D., Graham Basic Health Publications ePub

Instead of different treatments for heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and colon cancer, there might be a single inflammation remedy that would prevent all three.


INFLAMMATION IS NOW UNDERSTOOD TO BE at the center of a wide range of conditions, from heart disease and hypertension to obesity and diabetes; from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease to depression, cancer, and arthritis. In fact, research shows that all chronic disease has a significant inflammatory component. Even aging itself appears to result from the cumulative effects of silent inflammation (what I call Inflam-Aging). When you consider how many of our aging population are affected with one or more chronic diseases (70 percent of Americans are overweight), you can begin to get an idea of the epidemic of inflammation we face today. I believe that this epidemic of silent inflammation is the single biggest factor responsible for our current health-care crisis. Our $2 trillion healthcare bill (as large as the entire economy of China) is nearly 20 percent of our whole economy. But this silent inflammation remains largely unrecognized by physicians, patients, and other key stake-holders in the health-care system.

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7. Cinnamon

Halpern M.D., George M. Basic Health Publications ePub


innamon is warming and invigorating. It seems to reach deep into the body to summon feelings of warmth and comfort. The spice and oil are made from the bark of the cinnamon tree; the oil can be made from the leaves and the roots of the tree, as well. Cinnamon oil is used in perfumes, food, soft drinks, liqueurs, and drugs.

The cinnamon produced in Madagascar comes from the bark, leaves, and roots of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Blume, also known as Sri Lankan or Ceylon cinnamon (zeylanicum is the Latin word for Ceylon). Cinna momum zeylanicum also grows in Sri Lanka, China, Sumatra, Brazil, Mauritius, India, and Jamaica.

Cinnamon oil from Madagascar is aromatic, sweet, and warm. It has a lively, animated quality and exciting overtones not found in other cinnamon. As we explain shortly, cinnamon from Madagascar is quite different from the cassia variety that is sold in the United States. True cinnamon, in fact, is hard to come by in America.


The cinnamon tree, an evergreen tree of the Laurel family, is native to Sri Lanka, the Malabar coast of India, and Myanmar (Burma). The bushy tropical tree requires plenty of water and warm sunlight. It prefers sandy soil and grows in elevations below 1,000 feet (300 meters). The bark is smooth and yellowish.

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5. Diet and Irritable Bowel

Berkowitz M.D., Jonathan M. Basic Health Publications ePub

Chapter 5

Diet and Irritable Bowel

Some people with irritable bowel will have to change the way they eat and live. The good news is that these changes will help you not only to better control your symptoms, but also to live a longer and healthier life. The bad news is that you may have to give up some the foods you love. In this chapter, we’ll look at how food allergies or sensitivities contribute to IBS. In addition, we’ll find out what foods or food additives to avoid if you have IBS and what foods you should increase.


It is estimated that about 2 percent of adults have food allergies, and many authorities believe that food allergies and intolerances are to blame for some cases of IBS. Food allergies can cause depression in susceptible individuals, which is also of interest to people with IBS. First, let’s define our terms. A food allergy or hypersensitivity is a reaction to a specific food that is the result of an immune, allergy-related mechanism. Conversely, a food intolerance or sensitivity is defined as a nonallergic, “unpleasant reaction” to food.

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6. Nutrition for Energy and Healing

Vukovic MSW, Laurel Basic Health Publications ePub



The old adage, “You are what you eat,” is particularly appropriate in relation to how energetic you feel. In this chapter, you’ll learn about the foods that support optimal energy production, and you’ll also learn how to identify foods that may be taxing your body and contributing to fatigue.

Eating for Energy

The foods you eat have an immediate and profound affect on your health, energy, and mood. When you eat a healthy, nutrient-dense diet, you’re giving your body the fuel it requires to meet the tasks of daily life, as well as providing healing nutrients for maintenance and repair. If you suffer from fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, or fibromyalgia, it’s particularly important to pay close attention to your diet.

A simple way of approaching dietary change is to center your diet on foods that are nutrient dense, and to minimize the foods that deplete your energy. In addition, recent research shows that chronic inflammation, caused in large part by dietary factors, plays a role in many degenerative illnesses, including chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.

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Chapter 24. The Longevity Test

Klatz M.D. D.O., Ronald Basic Health Publications ePub

People age biologically and chronologically. Chronological age measures the amount of time that has gone by since birth. Most of us can distinguish an elderly person from a young person. We can even categorize what age range a person might fall into. But what about a person who is sixty-five but looks as if hes only forty-five? Or a person who is eighty but functions as well as a sixty year old?

This is biological age or functional age. We all age biologically at different rates.

As we have seen throughout this book, age changes affect different parts of our bodies at different times. These age changes occur in the DNA, tissues, organs, and hormone levels, as well as in every component of the human body. This variance in our biological clock can help explain why one eighty-year-old may be able to work during the day, go bicycling in the afternoons, and garden on the weekends, exerting more youthful qualities than another eighty-year-old who may, biologically, be eighty or even ninety years old.

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Zimring M.D., Michael P. Basic Health Publications ePub



Some of these resources have been mentioned in this book, others come highly recommended from travelers, and some are just quirky web sites about traveling and related topics that you might find helpful or interesting.


www.cdc.gov/nceh/vsp/scores/legend.htm CDCs Green Sheet for Cruises

www.cruisediva.com CruiseDiva




www.aaos.org American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

www.acefitness.org American Council on Exercise

www.AmericasHealthiestMom.com Americas Healthiest Mom Jyl Steinback

www.antijetlagdiet.com/index.asp Argonne Anti-Jet Lag Diet

www.cdc.gov/travel Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.diabetes.org American Diabetes Organization

www.drweil.com Dr. Andrew Weil


www.elainepetrone.com stress-reduction expert Elaine Petrone

www.fearlessflying.net Institute of Psychology for Air Travel




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11. Land Ahoy

McLeod M.D., Malcolm Noell Basic Health Publications ePub

[Columbus] enjoyed long stretches of pure delight such as
only a seaman may know, and moments of high
exultation that only a discoverer can experience.

—SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON (1887-1976), leading American naval historian

George began our single-blind trial the following Monday by taking the first of the pills in the envelope labeled “Week #1.” The course of the experiment is described below.

In the first week of the trial, George took 500 milligrams of vitamin C for five days beginning on Monday. I wondered if he would have a placebo response and in fact, he did. He felt better before he took the first vitamin C pill—presumably due to his hope for improvement of his depression.

On Tuesday, George reported by email: “I felt real good yesterday…. There is definitely a difference after taking the pills in the envelope marked ‘Week #1,’ but not as much as before when I was taking supplement A.”

On Wednesday, however, he reported, “The ringing in my ears is louder [a side effect previously experienced from taking Zoloft, which he was continuing to take], low energy—not out of energy—just not motivated to do much physically, more irritable than usual, still eating more than needed.”

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25: Green Tea and Oral Health



Green Tea and Oral Health

Rupali Agnihotri* and Sumit Gaur

Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal University, Manipal, India


Chronic oral diseases like periodontitis, dental caries, oral cancer, and premalignant conditions are now recognized as a global epidemic. While dental plaque biofilm is the main causative agent in periodontitis and dental caries, tobacco and alcohol consumption are implicated in the latter conditions.

As green tea catechins have antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimutagenic properties, it is worth exploring their role in prevention of the above conditions. Recent evidence reveals that green tea with its myriad of properties could be reliably used in their management and this is discussed in this chapter.

Keywords: dental caries, green tea, oral cancer, periodontitis, premalignant conditions

25.1 Introduction

Chronic oral diseases, like dental caries, periodontitis, oral cancer, and premalignant conditions, have distressed mankind for ages (Jin et al., 2016). Considering their impact on vital oral functions, self-esteem, quality of life, overall health and well-being, these oral diseases have now been recognized as a worldwide epidemic and a major public health problem

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Secret 3: Turn Scared into Sacred

Kalena Cook and Margaret Christensen, M.D. University of North Texas Press PDF


Turn Scared into Sacred

One of the most daunting hurdles facing women before birth is fear.

Especially for the first time, some expectant mothers may burden themselves with concerns that may never happen. Sometimes negative feelings from a previous labor linger.Whereas animals rely on instinct or whether they can see, smell or hear danger, women tend to worry needlessly.

Negative thoughts can grow into a dragon with several heads—anxiety, panic, and dread.

But hope exists. By looking at the ways you get scared, you can learn how to turn that energy into the sacred. Turn Scared into Sacred is the third natural birth secret: taking your darkest fears and facing them with faith in your own way. Frances Moore Lappe, co-author of You Have the

Power: Choosing Courage in a Culture of Fear, says fear is an energy— an energy you can use to your advantage. Instead of freezing up, you can move through the stages of birth naturally by designing your “shield of courage” ahead of time.

According to a study1 of fears among 329 pregnant women attending childbirth classes, their foremost fears include:

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Ivy Ph.D., John Basic Health Publications ePub


e frequently lecture to athletes, coaches, and parents on the importance of nutrition in improving sports performance. After our lectures, we are always bombarded with questions from our audience. Which nutrients are best to eat before, during, and after exercise? How often should one drink during exercise? How much? Is water sufficient?

From the large number and types of questions we get, its apparent that there is an information disconnect between the science of sports nutrition and the fields, arenas, roads, pools, and gyms where athletes perform. The causes of this disconnect are multiple. Some people are getting too little information, and some are getting too much. Most are getting dated and conflicting information often colored by marketing hype.

For adult athletes who religiously read their monthly sports-specific magazines, the disconnect is caused by an information overload. In a desire to give their subscribers new reasons to read each month, magazines dispense information on nutrition that promises too much, is touted as the next big breakthrough, and often contradicts the previous months article. Serious athletes who are looking for solid information must try to separate fact from fiction. Since most athletes have no formal background in nutrition or exercise physiology, this presents quite a challenge.

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3. Somatic metaphors

Brian Broom Karnac Books ePub

The phenomenon of somatic metaphor is the most striking example of the many ways in which meanings and other emotional and subjective elements may be demonstrated in physical disease processes. To begin I offer two examples, the first of which is a very obvious somatic metaphor. The second, while reasonably obvious, does require the observer to work a little harder to access the relationships between the patient's meanings and disease manifestation.


Eunice, a 71-year-old woman, had an 18-month history of generalized thickening of the skin, and tissues under the skin, causing uncomfortable splinting of the chest, and tightness of the arms and upper legs. This thickening was very obvious. Despite her age it was impossible to pinch her skin into folds. Despite intensive investigation a firm diagnosis had not been made. I will not emphasise the medical detail but though the appearances were not classical she was told she had “connective tissue disease” and was accordingly treated with steroids and other potent drugs.

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110. Panic Attacks/Disorder

Mindell R.P.H. Ph.D., Earl Basic Health Publications ePub

A panic attack is a bout of extreme anxiety accompanied by physical symptoms such as dizziness, shaking, sweating, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and a racing heart. A person suffering from a panic attack often feels as if he or she is going to die. When these attacks occur often and unexpectedly, the condition is known as panic disorder. Antidepressants and anxiety drugs are often prescribed to reduce the frequency of attacks, but there is no need to resort to prescription drugs. There are many natural remedies that can reduce the frequency of attacks, as well as their severity.


•  Calcium: 1,000 mg daily (older women: 1,5002,000 mg).

•  Complete all-natural multivitamin/mineral complex rich in antioxidants.

•  Glutamine: 50150 mg daily.

•  L-Tyrosine: 500 mg, three times daily.

•  Magnesium: 400 mg daily.


•  Ginkgo biloba: 60 mg, twice daily.

•  Skullcap: 500 mg, one to three times daily (as capsules).

•  St. Johns wort (dual action): 300 mg, twice daily.

•  Valerian: 500 mg, one to three times at bedtime (as capsules).

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6. Dietary Considerations Following Stem-Cell Therapy

Steenblock M.S. D.O., David Basic Health Publications ePub


Dietary Considerations Following Stem-Cell Therapy

The role of diet and lifestyle in promoting stem-cell activity, or conversely in hindering it, is largely uncharted territory. Studies have shown that foods such as papaya and pineapple contain compounds that actually interfere with a cell’s ability to divide and thrive (proliferation). But do these foods cause problems for newly introduced hUCSCs in people? And, on the flip side, are there certain foods that tend to promote cell proliferation, and therefore might encourage the proliferation of hUCSCs administered to people? And what about prolonged exposure to intense electromagnetic fields such as one might encounter by being close to certain electronic devices? Do these interfere with cell proliferation? How about the effect of spending lengthy time in direct sunlight following a treatment, or engaging in physically intense activities? What about exposure to things that cause physical, mental, and emotional stress? And what about the use of antibiotics and other drugs or nutritional or herbal supplements? Can having a drink or a smoke interfere with hUCSC engraftment or subsequent activity?

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10. Macrobolic Meals

Dente, Gerard Basic Health Publications ePub


Macrobolic Meals

AN ADDED BENEFIT OF THE MACROBOLIC 45/35/20 ratio is that it allows you to choose from a wide variety and great selection of foods. The more flexibility and variety in a diet, the easier it is for people to follow. Knowing this, I teamed up with Roger Warn, a nutritionist from Montclair State University, to create some delicious Macrobolic meals. These meals taste great—from my personal favorite, Mexican Omelet with Granola for breakfast, to King Crab Roll Sushi for dinner.

The sample meals I include offer a great variety. Some are quick and easy to prepare, while others take a little more time. You can try to create some of your own favorites; it’s not that hard. Just read the nutrition information label on the foods you prepare and try to stay within the 45/35/20 ratio. You don’t have to be exact; you will see from my sample meals that I sometimes am a little off in the ratio numbers. It is nearly impossible to prepare meals to the exact ratio, but try to stay within the range of 42 to 48 percent carbohydrates, 32 to 38 percent protein, and 17 to 24 percent fat.

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