Category Archives: Prevention

How Sick Buildings Affect Lives

  Best Fabrics of the Day found in old Victorian style shops Updated:  23 July 2015 I first experienced the effects of sick building off-gases within fabric warehouse places with my mother as a child. But never understood the cause of those early “bad feeling” symptomatic effects until working as a corporate building services, maintenance and project manager years later. The full context of my personal story will soon be shared after defining “what constitutes a (more…)

Resolve to Lose Weight through Simple Changes

Wild Turkeys in California on Rural Walk So your New Year’s resolution is to improve your fitness levels.  What will your fitness goals look like and how will you achieve them? The most common and desired fitness goals by clients are:  weight loss, reduced body fat, muscle strength, increased cardiovascular and muscular endurance and flexibility. One must also recognize the will power necessary to change habits and behaviors and is an essential mind set attribute if long-term fitness goals are to stick.  So what (more…)

Are Honey and Cinnamon a Cure All?

Bees are attracted to all types of flowers I was asked by a co-worker if honey and cinnamon is a cure all for every ailment known to man.  I certainly didn’t know the answer to this question, so I did a little research on topic. It appears there are a lot of nutritional and research information at our finger tips that supports honey and cinnamon as very good for us.  I’m not sure that when combined they (more…)

Learn How to Advocate Your Loved Ones Medical Needs

Family Support at the Hospital is a Huge Plus     If you have a loved one in urgent care, or are now experiencing serious ill-health issues yourself, it would be wise to ensure a family member or significant other advocates on your behalf should health further deteriorate. Why?  Because a well educated, informed and/or concerned family or significant other “often” can provide valuable medical information to the treating physician.      This becomes truer if your loved (more…)

Cholesterol Dietary Guidelines

Walk, See, Exercise… A Great Way to Live Life to the Fullest     Many of today’s adults and children are not only overweight, but outright obese.  During my days as a kid the only obese people I recalled seeing around were adults between the ages of 30 and above.  In contrast, you see obesity and hear about high blood cholesterol as a problem for many more people today.  And much of our ill-health problems are (more…)

Was the Viking Culture Healthy?

A Landscape Once Ruled by the Unruly      In order to determine whether the Viking culture was a healthy culture, we first must know a little bit about the people.  Most of us understand the Vikings were a proud and strong Nordic tribe’s people that came from familiar and distant lands now known as present day Denmark, Sweden and Norway.  And most of you are familiar with Leif Eriksson the son of Eric the red, (more…)

Sleep Apnea an Insidious Angel of Death

I definitely won’t fall asleep on this thing. Updated:  15 April 2014 I first heard of sleep apnea about 10 years back, but never gave it a second thought until 2 years ago when an in-law and now a sibling had been diagnosed and treated for this condition.  I was also told within the last 6 months from a good friend of mine while on a walk a childhood buddy of ours had died in (more…)

Epidemiology Provides Ill-Health Prevention & Centurion Wisdom

    In a nut shell, epidemiology is the study of illness and disease affecting a population’s health.  It is also an applied science specific to the incidence of disease in populations as opposed to the individual.  I believe basic knowledge of this highly specialized job can provide individuals with a better understanding in prevention of disease and relative-timely medical referrals for ill-health conditions.  My point is if we could learn how to use specific data (more…)