Lifestyle

Rule of Happiness

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The first rule of happiness: Keep your words tender and sweet in case you ever have to eat them.

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Rx to Wellness

CPR

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CPR

In an emergency, performing CPR for 38 minutes or longer improves someone’s chance of surviving a heart attack, according to the American Heart Association. Don’t stop pumping! Continuing CPR improves the chances that the survivor can make it through with normal brain function. Fewer than 10% of cardiac arrests survive. Pumping the heart helps the return of the body pumping blood on its own while delivering critical oxygen to the brain. Don’t take time to blow into the lungs without a team effort as the few seconds it takes to do so drops the circulation to the brain and can result in brain damage. The action of pumping the chest will often bring enough air into the lungs to keep oxygen levels up. I recommend that everyone take a CPR class – chances are that you will use it…

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Diets and Weight Loss, Health and Disease

Breast Cancer and Iodiine

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Breast Cancer and Iodine

One out of seven women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime. Many studies have found a strong association between thyroid abnormalities caused by lack of iodine and breast cancer. A mere 30 years ago, iodine consumption was much higher and only one in twenty women developed breast cancer. In Japan, the breast cancer rates are well below the US rates. This is because they consume lots of seafood, kelp, and other iodine-rich foods as a regular part of the diet. The average intake in Japan is about 12 mg (12,000 mcg) a day. Now look at Americans who get about 50 times less iodine than Japenese in their diets. The only iodine comsumption is iodized salt which many people have been convinced is bad for you. It is NOT! Salt at fast food restaurants is bad for you. If you are not getting at least 12mg of iodine/iodide a day, you are falling behind. If you are deficient in iodine (90% or more of Americans are), it will take more than 12mg a day for a few months to catch up.

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