Thursday, September 29, 2011

Why Soft Drinks Are So Bad For Your Body - Part One

I recently read an article on the Internet that mirrors my beliefs in regards to how soda pop is bad for your health. Here is my take on the article in 4 parts.
Whatever you call them - soft drinks, colas, pops, or sodas, these are some of the worst beverages that you can drink on a daily basis to undermine your health. You might be aware that the government is trying to impose a tax on these types of drinks in order to reduce their consumption by the American public. The following is some information regarding how these drinks impact your body and will thus give you a basic knowledge to make your own choice in terms of supporting the tax and drinking these beverages on a daily basis.

Soft Drinks Negatively Impact Your Health
Soft drinks have little to no important nutrients or vitamins that are essential to your body's health. However, what they do contain are the following: carbonation, caffeine, simple sugars - or even worse, substitutes for sugar - and additional ingredients such as preservatives, artificial coloring and loads of food additives.
There has been significant clinical research that proves drinking soft drinks in high quantity on a regular basis, particularly by children, leads to an array of health problems from nutritional deficiencies, tooth decay, increases in weight and obesity, higher incidences of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

The Sugar In Soda Drinks Is A Major Culprit
Soft drinks are loaded with large amounts of simple sugars. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) the major allowable recommended amounts of sugar on a daily basis for a 2000-calorie diet is 10 teaspoons. Most cans or bottles of soft drinks contain this amount of sugar in a single serving! And you know that many individuals including children are drinking multiple cans of soft drinks daily.
You may be asking yourself why is sugar considered so unhealthy? To answer this question we need to know just what happens to your body when sugar is consumed. When a soda loaded with simple sugars is drunk, it immediately causes your pancreas to produce insulin and release it into the bloodstream. Insulin is a hormone that when released into the bloodstream is absorbed by tissues and cells for immediate use.
Part Two will continue the discussion.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Why tonsillitis patients should not consume ice cream?

Tonsillitis symptoms usually makes people difficult to swallow and required him to avoid cold drinks like ice cream. But why do people with thyroid problems are not allowed to eat ice cream?

In essence all throat infections should not be eating ice cream. Because the ice cream that's cold and has a temperature below body temperature, so that it can lead to tonsillitis that has got worse.

Someone should be able to recognize themselves, whether he has a body that is sensitive or not. For example, if he felt pain while swallowing or sore after eating ice cream, ice cream then this should be avoided. In essence, any food or drinks that can stimulate the irritation should be avoided, such as food or drink that is too hot, too cold, too sour or spicy. Because it will cause irritation that can make a person sick when swallowing or aggravate the inflammation of tonsils.

Tonsils are a part of the lymph tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. This will have an enlarged tonsils or inflammation in the event of infection by either bacteria or viruses. But usually the tonsils will be back to normal after the infection is over.

Tonsillitis can be caused by a viral infection (Coxsackie’s virus, adenovirus or Epstein-Barr virus), or it could be by the bacteria that most of Group a Streptococcus.

If tonsillitis is caused by bacteria, usually a doctor will prescribe antibiotics to eliminate the infection. But if it is caused by a virus, then attempted to drink plenty of water, eating soft foods and given medication to reduce symptoms.

If the tonsils are experiencing chronic or can no longer be treated with medication, it must be performed surgery to remove the tonsils are inflamed.

After surgery the patient will usually be given ice cream, because ice cream has a cool temperature so that it can help close the capillaries (tiny blood vessels).

This tonsillectomy cause open wounds and not everything is stitched, because only vessel size are sewn so that by eating ice cream can help close the wound so as not to bleed easily. And the healing process was different about 5 days to a week.

Why tonsillitis patients should not consume ice cream?

Typical Requirements For Business Loans

Seeking a business loan requires preparation and excellent documentation of your businesses financial health. The following list will help get you started, complete and accurate information will help the lender complete their review with a better chance of reaching approval. Pay close attention to financial projections and cash flow needs, they must be believable and supported by your business plan market assumptions

Proof read your documents as errors will delay review and possible cause rejection. Have someone else review you documents did they clearly understand what you wrote?

I. Cover Letter --States who you are, how much money is needed, what the money will purchase and what results are expected.

II. Business Plan
A. Description of the business
B. History and nature of business
C. Ownership structure. Attach contracts or organizing charter, copies of business licenses, EIN, Resolution/Articles of Incorporation or partnership contracts.
D. Key Management resumes
E. Description of product/service and market place. Including competition, market area, major customers, major suppliers, description of plant and equipment
F. Amount of loan requested. Specific dollar amount and purpose of loan, use and benefits, amount of owner’s contribution, primary source of repayment and repayment terms, list of collateral.

III. Business Financial Reports
A. Projected cash flow budget, income statement, balance sheet, financial assumptions
B. Business financial history for last three years
C. Tax returns for last three years
D. Itemization of all debts
E. Current aging of accounts receivable

IV. Personal Financial Statements (for each co-owner)
A. Recent personal financial statements, recent
B. Personal Tax returns for last three years

V. Attachments
A. Application forms.
B. Business incorporation documents, partnership agreements, buy/sell agreements, etc.
C. Legal documents: leases, contracts, franchise agreements,
D. Detailed lists of assets to be purchased
E. Summary of market research
F. Supporting documentation, pictures, plans, contractor estimates, customer contracts.

NOTE: Loan Decisions Points – Lenders have several critical decisions points. The information you provide must prove to a lender your ability to accomplish your business goals.  A lender review will include but is not limited to:

• Evidence of your ability to achieve the cash flow budget
• Total amount existing debt and how much more debt will be added with a new loan
• Ability to pay all of your debts and still be profitable
• Personal and business credit history
• Amount you are investing as the owner
• Amount of collateral
• Potential risk of business failure
• New business vs. well established business

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Banana Whipped Treat...

It's been a while since I have posted... kinda in a slump of good recipes, kinda busy traveling, kinda not making time to get on the computer- a little combination of it all! BUT... have no fear, we have a great new recipe to try!

Hats off to my sister for this one... she sent me the idea, I tried it a few hours later.... and well... we are having them again tonight! Super simple, really tasty, light and a healthy way to end your day!

2 frozen bananas (frozen for at least an hour)
1 cup almond milk
5-6 ice cubes
small handful of walnuts & chocolate chips for topping

Simply peel your bananas and freeze them- you can peel them and pop them in a freezer ziplock for at least an hour or two before hand. Put the frozen bananas in your Vitamix or blender with your almond milk and ice cubes and blend until whipped! Finely chop your walnuts and chocolate chips and sprinkle (heavily!) on top!!!

Add ons?? Try a scoop of peanut butter if you're a fan .... or a tablespoon of Flaxseed if you are looking for more fiber in your diet with a hint of nutty flavor! Want it more creamy like ice cream?? Lessen your amount of almond milk! Like coconut?? Use coconut milk in place of almond milk... really the options are endless!

Frozen Banana Prep: If you want to freeze multiple bananas at a time, peel them, lay them on a cookie sheet and then freeze them for an hour or so, then take them out, pop them off your cookie sheet, and then store them in a ziplock freezer bag. This will prevent them from freezing all together.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thermal welding tonsillectomy method

Operations are often experienced in childhood is one of them is a tonsil removal operation, medical language is a Tonsillectomy, which carried out surgical techniques, meaning that operations are conducted by a doctor using a scalpel.

Well now there is good news for children and parents, because now there tonsil removal method without a scalpel.

This method is known as thermal welding tonsillectomy method, this technology has long existed in fact, developed in the United States since 1980.

Thermal welding tonsillectomy method can be equated with a special tool for tonsillectomy, the working principle of this tool is to use heat. Thermal welding tool will generate a finite heat at exactly the desired place and as a result of this heat will crumple tissue proteins.

The result can be used to remove tonsils that had clotted the cut and prevent bleeding at the same time, so of course can replace the scalpel used for tonsil surgery.

Thermal welding tonsillectomy advantages
This technology was developed with the aim to reduce pain after tonsil surgery is conventional, as well as to shorten the time of removal of tonsils, and once to minimize bleeding.

At the Operation of Thermal welding is used to remove Tonsils of the place will stick with this equipment TW bleeding and tissue trauma become very minimal.

Thermal welding tonsillectomy also was able to cut very accurately, so that only the tonsils are cut and the operation time is very short, because the doctors who have trained with these tools can complete TW Tonsil surgery in just 10 minutes.

Thermal welding tonsillectomy in children, a very short period of tonsillitis treatment, when all without constraints, children can go home after surgery. Recovery period is also shorter, and so far very rare post-operative bleeding was reported.

Operating costs tonsils with TW method compared with conventional techniques is not too much different, so that the thermal welding tonsillectomy can be an option for parents Child.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

When should I do tonsillectomy?

Questions frequently asked by patients to find that enlarged tonsils. They even appealed directly to tonsils taken so feel no strangeness in these organs.

Tonsils are organs that normally found on the back of the oral cavity. This organ is a glandular tissue is one of its functions is to protect the body from serious infection of the upper respiratory area. Because of its function as protector is what makes the infections often follow inflamed tonsils. Inflammation of the tonsils is known as tonsillitis symptoms.

Surgical removal of the tonsils themselves termed Tonsillectomy. This operation can be performed with local or general anesthesia. Tonsillectomy is usually performed by ENT specialist.

Did you know that there is any inflammation of the tonsils should be operating? Here is a telltale sign of the tonsils should be removed.
  • Inflammation of the tonsils that lasts long and stubborn.
  • Tonsillitis that does not improve with antibiotics.
  • Both tonsils enlarge and cover the food channel.
  • Inflammation of the tonsils is severe and tends to form pus or abscess.
  • Inflammation of the tonsils accompanied by infection of the middle ear is stubborn.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Does a tonsillitis symptom can cause bedwetting habits in children?

Is quite surprising because tonsillitis and bedwetting habits in children such as not related. But new research shows the surprising results.

Based on research conducted in Michigan and reported by U.S. News & World Report says that children who have large tonsils and adenoids are swollen likely to experience disordered breathing habits during sleep in children. This breathing disorder (tonsillitis symptoms) that can cause children to wet the bed at night.

While the cause of why children who experience respiratory problems during sleep tend to like dry until paper is loaded the cause is unknown. Only, the study noted that children who has breathing habits during sleep the bed because it has the tonsils will stop bedwetting if their tonsils taken.

Therefore, it is suggested to the parents who have children who suffer from tonsillitis in children to check with the doctor-related breathing disorders during sleep and bedwetting disorders. It's good if parents check the condition in ENT doctor to see if your child's bedwetting due to disordered breathing during sleep. The disorder can be overcome by removing the tonsils or called tonsillectomy in children, said Yegappan Lakshmanan, head of research and head of pediatric urology at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Just not all the problems bedwetting in children caused by disordered breathing during sleep. Children are often divided into three groups of bedwetting, bladder problems, kidney problems and sleep disorders. In studies conducted in Michigan, is only performed on children who experience sleep disturbances. If your child continues to wet the bed, do not hesitate to consult a pediatrician to find out the cause.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Tonsillitis can cause a child snoring during sleep

Snoring in children can be caused by throat disorders, congestion of the throat caused by tonsillitis symptoms. Children who have had chronic tonsillitis who will experience sleep disorders such as snoring and sleep anxiety. If this is allowed, it will greatly interfere with your child development.

If your child is snoring, it is highly likely to have Occurred OSAS (Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome), namely the Cessation of breathing during sleep. If this Happens to your child, then it Should Tonsillectomy or tonsils removal and diet for children who are overweight. If no one has it all, first detection of snoring. When rare, quite monitored only, if you are including frequent, then tilted his sleeping position. If still snoring, try sleeping on his stomach. If you want to be tried without surgery can be a nasal spray for 4-8 weeks first. When snoring is reduced or lost, then the operation can be postponed. Pals but he was still snoring, and then the operation can be done.

If you hesitate to do a tonsillectomy can be performed polysomnography examination (recorded during sleep).

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tonsillectomy before age 20th years old can be at risk of premature heart disease

Some new study conducted by a group of researchers in the United States and Scandinavia showed that tonsillectomy before the age of 20 years can make a person more at risk of premature cardiovascular disorders.

In this study, researchers monitored every Swedish citizen who has made removal of the tonsils. Total tonsillectomy was included for this study estimated about 80,000 procedures.

The results of this study known to the person tonsillectomy before the age of 20 years had a risk of 44 percent more likely to have heart attacks than those who did not perform the operation. Whereas in the appendix removed before age 20 the risk is increased by 33 percent.

This indicates that both the organ has a function for the body. When the organ is removed it can reduce the production of immunoglobulin antibodies in the body that function to find and destroy harmful bacteria and viruses.

The researchers incorporated in this study revealed that harmful bacteria and viruses are believed to play a role in disturbing the heart health.

Meanwhile, those who performed the surgery after the age of 20 years there have been no increased cardiac risk. This suggests that these organs play a major role in the immune system during childhood and adolescence.

Although it is expected not to panic in advance, because the number of heart attacks early in the study is still low. Than 54,000 surgical tonsil removals of the appendix and 27,000 tonsillectomy only 633 related heart attack.

For that you should consult in advance if you have inflammation of the tonsils or appendix, if can be harmful to the body or not. And should keep and maintain the heart in order to stay healthy at any age.

Tonsils are a part of the lymph tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat. This will have an enlarged tonsils or inflammation in case of infection by either bacteria or viruses. But usually the tonsils will be back to normal after the infection is over.

Tonsillitis symptoms can be caused by viral infection (coxsackie virus, adenovirus or Epstein-Barr virus), or it could be by the bacteria that most of Group a Streptococcus.

But by looking at the impact of the loss of the tonsils in the risk of heart indicates that these two organs also have an important function for the body.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Side effects of tonsillectomy in children

If you intend to bring your children to the hospital for a tonsillectomy, so be prepared to face the tonsillectomy side effects. Some children experience weight gain after surgical removal of tonsils or often called tonsil procedure.

Surgical removal of tonsils is generally done to cope with chronic tonsillitis. Inflammation in this part usually makes the child has symptoms such as trouble swallowing (dysphagia) and pain on swallowing (odynophagia).

These symptoms are of course affect the diet, so to some extent will affect children growth, especially height and weight. If allowed, the children will be more skinny and long to be malnourished.

After the tonsils or inflamed tonsils were removed through surgery called Tonsillectomy, children no longer have difficulty or pain when swallowing food. Therefore, going back to normal eating patterns and may lead to obesity in children.

Obesity experienced by the children after tonsillectomy procedure is quite significant. A study which examines three studies of Tonsillectomy prove that the increase in body weight or body mass index (BMI) after surgery reaching 46-100 percent.

In the first study carried out 127 children with tonsillitis, removal of tonsils or tonsils make child BMI increased between 5.5 to 8.2 percent. In America, this figure is alarming considering the fact 33 percent of children in this country are overweight (overweight) and 17 percent were obese.

Although not revealed a direct relationship, weight gain after tonsillectomy is feared to trigger a dramatic increase in children who suffer from obesity related.

The next study examined 419 children, with weight gain after tonsillectomy procedure is quite variable between 46-100 percent. Subsequent research revealed 249 children with tonsil removal of body weight increased 50-75 percent.

Although less tonsillectomy procedure performed today than 40 years ago, but this is still one of the major surgical operation most commonly performed in children in the U.S.. Physicians and parents should consider this study's findings before deciding whether their child should undergo tonsillectomy procedure, said Jeyakumar, who is also assistant professor of pediatrics.

The analysis, published in the journal Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery was observed nine studies specifically on the tonsils or tonsillectomy with adenoidectomy (removal of the thyroid gland), published between 1970 and 2009. Recorded 795 children involved in the study were aged 18 years or younger and has a weight ranging from normal to obese is not healthy. The research was divided into three sections based on the weight, and the participants were followed for an average of one year.

The first group, with 127 patients, measured body mass index (BMI). On average, the BMI of children in that group increased by about 7 percent after surgery and 3.6 percent more weight than the control group.

The second group, with 419 children, using height and weight charts in the U.S.. Weight gain was recorded in 46 percent to 100 percent of this group, the researchers said.

Various methods were used to assess weight gain in the third group, involving 249 patients. From 50 percent to 75 percent of the children gain weight more than expected based on the growth and development, according to the analysis.

A small number of studies included in this study reflect the inconsistencies in recording medical information, which makes comparisons difficult.

Tonsillectomy procedures performed mostly in children who at times has had an infection, or experience respiratory problems that affect sleep. This condition is sometimes associated with frequent upper respiratory tract infection.

Jeyakumar cautioned that the study did not indicate why the children gain weight or even to prove the reason they're fat because it had undergone tonsillectomy.

The theory of weight gain after tonsillectomy showed that children who are hyperactive before surgery became calmer and more focused after, so they use fewer calories. Children with sleep disorders may burn more calories because they are struggling to breathe. These two conditions often occur in children with chronic tonsillitis.

Another theory states that parents may tend to feed more children to immediately recover from surgery.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Enhance immunity to prevent tonsillitis symptoms

Some people have a tendency to develop or Tonsillitis Inflammation of the tonsils. Those who have a tendency may have received advice from his doctor to remove tonsillitis. Or maybe you also feel pain every time the tonsils, doctors only prescribe antibiotics to overcome them.

Tonsillitis symptoms is actually an inflammation of the tonsils caused by a viral or bacterial infection. In general, children are frequently attacked by Tonsillitis caused by a virus, whereas in adults Tonsillitis caused by a bacterial infection. Poor diet and frequent eating foods low in protein can cause tonsillitis.

Probiotic supplements is necessary to replace the "good bacteria" especially if the antibiotic prescribed by your doctor. Good bacteria such as Lactobacillus NCFM, Lactobacillus LA5, and Bifid bacterium BB12 can help modulate your immune function. In addition to probiotic supplements, other supplements that may help overcome the Strep Tonsillitis is Allicin. Allicin can help boost the immune system by stimulating the cells, kill pathogens, and clean the carcinogen. Allicin is also capable of suppressing cell walls of microorganisms, damaging biochemical balance, disrupt their activities.

Consumption of vitamin C can also help you. Vitamin C can enhance the immune system response. If you feel sick cause of tonsillitis, gargle with salt water. Simply mix ½ teaspoon of salt with a glass of water and gargle three times a day to relieve swelling, do not forget to rest and drink plenty of water.