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Going To The Opposite Extreme From Obesity Isn’t Healthy, Either

Posted July 13, 2017 blog-3

Losing bodily weight has become for many North Americans virtually an obsession — although many other folks remain overweight or even obese, and don’t seem to feel equally compelled to try to become slimmer. But some obsessive weight-losers succeed all too well, and wind up developing some health problems that may sound rather unfamiliar to … Continue reading Going To The Opposite Extreme From Obesity Isn’t Healthy, Either

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Are You Getting As Much Vitamin D3 As Your Body Really Needs?

Posted July 11, 2017 blog-2

Our ancestors, in many cases, lived in sunny tropical areas and didn’t wear a whole lot of clothes. Since sunlight falling on exposed skin causes human bodies to generate D-complex vitamins internally, these ancient folks probably didn’t suffer too much from Vitamin-D deficiency. Fast-forward to modern North American life, where most of Canada and the … Continue reading Are You Getting As Much Vitamin D3 As Your Body Really Needs?

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Is Obesity More Accepted Than It Used To Be? If So, Why?

Posted July 11, 2017 blog-1

Recent research studies have found that overweight and obese people nowadays simply aren’t trying quite as hard, to lose weight, as folks who had packed on some extra pounds used to be trying, one or two generations ago. Not all researchers are buying into this finding. Some raise the possibility that many people are in … Continue reading Is Obesity More Accepted Than It Used To Be? If So, Why?

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Types Of Diabetes

Posted March 11, 2016 Indicator Strips For Blood Glucose Testing

There are now at least four recognized distinct Types of Diabetes:    Type I Diabetes, aka Juvenile-Onset Diabetes.    Type II Diabetes, aka Adult-Onset Diabetes.    Latent Autoimmune Diabetes of Adults (LADA), aka Type 1.5 Diabetes.    Gestational Diabetes, affecting women during their pregnancies. Type I Diabetes usually shows itself at a very young age, … Continue reading Types Of Diabetes

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Can Sex Cause Heart Attacks?

Posted March 11, 2016 Checking blood pressure

Older North American folks may still remember the delicious scandal of 26 January 1979, when former United States Vice President — who was also a former New York State four-term Governor — Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller suffered a fatal stroke or heart attack at the age of 70. At that moment, Rockefeller was naked and on … Continue reading Can Sex Cause Heart Attacks?

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Go Easy On Those Tranquilizers

Posted February 26, 2016 Mood Effex Blog Image Feb26

North Americans seem to be overusing tranquilizers. These drugs can be useful, and valuable, if they are prescribed and used properly and in moderation; but they can also be quite damaging if they are overdone. Unexpected confirmation of this overuse recently came from a Washington State Northwest Fisheries Science Center (run by the NOAA, the … Continue reading Go Easy On Those Tranquilizers

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Racial Differences In High Blood Pressure

Posted February 23, 2016 Alistrol Blog Image Feb 23 2016

Because of generally praiseworthy efforts to overcome a history of racism in North America, for many years there wasn’t much study of sure-enough racial differences. But, in at least one major life area, that of bodily susceptibility to high blood pressure aka hypertension, this principled intellectual dismissal of racial differences has not provided any kind … Continue reading Racial Differences In High Blood Pressure

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Cheer Up, Canadians And Americans!

Posted February 16, 2016 cheerup

Certainly there’s lots of things to be ‘depressed’ about, these days: Crime, inequality, poverty, urban congestion, pollution, global warming, political dysfunction, international conflicts . . . At best, that’s just the beginning of a dreary too-long list. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has studied the phenomenon of Depression among Canadians. Because Canada and the … Continue reading Cheer Up, Canadians And Americans!

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Pet Vaccinations – Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets

Posted February 11, 2016 surgeon giving the vaccine to a dog

Your companion pet is likely to need pet vaccinations — ‘shots’ — just as you are yourself. Dogs, cats, and ferrets are all mammals, and consequently they have physiological and biochemical similarities to us human mammals. Their similarities are not too close, however; dogs, cats, and ferrets are all carnivores, whereas we humans are primates … Continue reading Pet Vaccinations – Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets

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Home-Cooked Meals May Be Healthier

Posted February 9, 2016 Control your blood sugar

Home-cooked meals are one good strategy to use for managing your blood-sugar level. If you aren’t already Diabetic, they can at least delay — and perhaps even prevent — you from becoming Diabetic. If you are already diabetic, they can mitigate some of the bad effects of your Diabetes. Large-scale American Heart Association (AHA) studies, … Continue reading Home-Cooked Meals May Be Healthier

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