Tag Archives: alcohol

Bout With Gout

The most common signs of gout are sudden (acute) redness and inflammation around joints with intense pain.  Most often the first joint that is attacked with arthritis like symptoms is the big toe with intense pain and throbbing, also swollen beyond belief and reddened.  This experience is so painful one can hardly stand to have a bed sheet touch the toe.  The same condition can occur in many other joints such as feet, ankles, knees, (more…)

10 Step Basic Weight Loss Tips

For me the following tips keep my body weight stable.  I could lose more weight through moderate calorie reduction or increased activities.  I choose not to.  Instead, I’ve set my weight where I’m comfortable and wake up every day energized and excited about my daily activities and never worry about my food choices. “Lose weight and/or manage your weight after you’ve lost the fat” 1)    Find a daily activity that increases your metabolism 15-60minutes a (more…)

What Is Dementia, Can Anything Be Done?

Our family has been blessed as we’ve not know dementia.  I’ll make a slight correction to this statement.  My grandmother before she passed at 92 years of age appeared to have had signatures of some form of dementia beginning in her eighties.  Dementia is defined as a cognitive function decline beyond what might be expected as normal aging.  It is a disease that destroys brain function within various centers of the brain by way of (more…)

“Alcohol Consumption Good, or Bad for your Body?

    The never ending question is alcohol good, or bad for your body’s health?  I like to answer a question with a question… How much alcohol is too much before it effects your health?  The answer to the question is, it is both bad aand good for your body.  Some of you may say how can this be?  The best way to approach and answer this question is to list the good and bad aspects (more…)