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ARC Announces Patients Safety Alerts

If you are among the millions of people who take prescription medication each day, you might find it confusing to remember all the details about taking those medications. Those who take prescription drugs as well as those with replacement joints and other prosthetics need to be aware of FDA updates that affect them. For many patients, this task can seem overwhelming. Unfortunately, health and safety risks grow much greater when a patient doesn’t receive word of a safety update or medical recall. What would happen if you were affected by a hip replacement recall but unaware that the recall had been issued? Continue reading

Health benefits of Cinnamon

When you think of cinnamon, you might conjure up images of hot apple pie or warm-from-the-oven oatmeal cookies. And of course, there wouldn ?t be cinnamon toast without it. You?d probably never imagine, though, that cinnamon has health benefits. In fact, researchers recently discovered that this warming spice can actually help lower your blood sugar. Some of the natural compounds in cinnamon have the ability to mimic insulin, helping glucose get into cells, where it can be used for energy, and significantly lowering blood sugar in the process.

One study involving 60 men and women found that taking as little as 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon a day lowered blood sugar by 18 to 29 percent. It also reduced bad LDL cholesterol by 7 to 27 percent in people with diabetes.

You probably also wouldn ?t guess that cinnamon is a good source of fiber (although actually, it?s not so surprising when you consider that it comes from the bark of the cinnamon tree). Two teaspoons provides 2.5 grams of fiber?more than 1/2 cup of raw cabbage or bell peppers or two dried apricot halves.

Cinnamon also contains the mineral manganese, which may help improve the way your body uses blood sugar. Just 2 teaspoons can set you up with more than one-third of the manganese you need for the day.

Health Bonus

The natural chemicals in cinnamon can help prevent blood platelets from clumping together and forming dangerous clots that can trigger a heart attack. And studies show that a mere whiff of cinnamon can boost brain activity and improve concentration.

There are more ways than you can imagine to sprinkle cinnamon into your diet.

Add cinnamon to apple sauce as the apples are cooking or use it to spice up baked apples.

Shake it on whole grain toast or whole grain English muffins.

Add a half teaspoon or so of cinnamon to ground coffee before starting the pot. You can also add it to tea or drink chai, which contains cinnamon and other spices.


Mix it into hot cereals, especially oatmeal.

Sprinkle a little cinnamon on top of ice cream or frozen yogurt or add it to plain yogurt along with a little honey.

Mix some with low-fat cream cheese for a tasty bread spread.

Flavor winter squash or sweet potatoes with cinnamon.

Perfect Portion: 1/2 teaspoon
Just 1/2 teaspoon a day can benefit your health. If you like cinnamon, go ahead and eat a couple of teaspoons a day, but don?t go overboard. Cinnamon contains natural compounds that can be toxic in high doses.

Another Letter to Normals

My story…..
Were you talking to ME???….yes, you are talking to all of us….each has their own story….each with their own pain and those demons….oh, those demons…I ask and pray for just one good weekend to enjoy my family and friends…

one day that someone close will understand I HATE this…I don’t want pity…I don’t want anyone to try and solve my issues..just understand…

I HATE this more than You do..please, my friends understand….I do more than I should…because I don’t want to see those sad eyes, those ??? coming from your silent lips….just be there…

understand I will have good days and bad days…and I choose the good, for sure…..but it isn’t always in the cards…my life no longer belongs to me…I am held hostage to something I do not totally understand, nor do my doctors…help me to enjoy those good days…

take solace in those days that I bring some sunshine and laughter into your life…because your smiles bring me joy and hope…I may not be what you remember, but deep inside I am the same person you enjoyed as a friend or a lover or just someone you could count on…

I am screaming to get out of this pain…just be patient….I have hope…just need to know you do too……Please don’t give up on me….because I refuse to give up on myself….

My Journey,
Flip

Are Ritalin Side Effects Worth It?

Are Ritalin Side Effects Worth It?

Attention Deficit Disordered (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affect about 2 million American children. Each of these conditions is commonly diagnosed in early childhood. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, inability to sit quietly, Continue reading

Are Artificial Sweeteners Keeping You Fat?

by Jason Yun

You just very might well be sabotaging yourself when it comes to losing weight and body fat, and you don’t even know it. You think you are doing everything right, exercising regularly and watching what you eat. That can be extremely frustrating. To the point where most people would give up. Continue reading

The Dangers Of Belly Fat

by Derek Cladek

Belly Fat Problems

It is easy to look in the mirror and see fat around your midsection and you have probably always wanted to get rid of it. Your main reason to get rid of that midsection belly fat is probably because you want to look good in a bathing suit or impress someone special. Well, maybe I can give you a little more motivation to get rid of that belly fat other than just to look good. Recent studies have shown that people who struggle with fat in the midsection are more at risk at acquiring type 2 diabetes, cardio vascular disease and metabolic syndrome, and that is because fat around the midsection can be caused my a damaged metabolism. It’s sounds scary, and probably because it is scary. Continue reading

Stress: The Silent Killer

Stress: The Silent Killer
by Michael Tomberlin

Stress is an overlooked reason people have health problems. Reducing stress is guaranteed to give you a healthier life and can prevent future health problems!

Stress!!!

Most of us feel some kind of stress every day.

The dictionary defines stress as physical, mental, or emotional strain or tension. Everyday 87% of the population lives under this type of stress. We worry about money, children, jobs, our spouse or significant other and hundreds of other things on a daily basis. Continue reading

Managing Pain with Hypnosis

by Peter James Field

Pain is something that each one of us has experienced.

Though few people actually welcome it, few would deny that it has an essential role to play in our survival. After all, without pain, we simply wouldn’t be aware that tissue damage is taking place somewhere in our body and that we need to do something – fast Continue reading