Healthy teeth =healthy heart

I insist that my children brush their teeth twice a day; what mother doesn’t? Sometimes my kids rebel or complain but I buckle down and make them do it anyway. It turns out that this might help more than just their smile. Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University show that there might be a link between chronic gum disease and heart disease. Patients with severe periodontitis have elevated levels of small-dense LDL, a particularly nasty sub group of low density lipoprotein (LDL), in their plasma.  “Previous research has shown that people who have predominantly small-dense LDL in their blood are at a three- to six-fold increased risk of heart disease and stroke”, said lead author Rik van Antwerpen, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biochemistry at VCU. “A person may have predominantly small-dense LDL without having alarmingly high blood levels of cholesterol. Therefore, unhealthy levels of small-dense LDL are not always detected in regular cholesterol tests.”

Although I suspect my kids are not interested in learning the mysteries of low density LDL’s, I will continue to force the brushing issue with them. I bet someday they will appreciate my pushiness.

Healthy Eating Planning & Diet

Eating healthy is not about strict nutrition philosophies, staying unrealistically thin, or deprived of food and love. Rather, it’s feeling good, having more energy, and stay as healthy as possible, each of which can be achieved by learning some nutrition criteria and use them in a way that works for you.

Healthy eating begins with learning to “eat smart” it is not just what you eat, but how you eat. Food choices may reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes to depression and to defend themselves. In addition to learning a healthy diet, it can increase your energy, improve memory, and mood-stabilizing. You can extend the range of healthy food choices and learn to plan ahead to create and maintain a satisfactory, healthy meal plan.

The best diet meals like Nutrisystem diet are those that give a good selection of nutritious and low fat food. Studies have shown that the best way to lose weight is not depriving yourself. Eat calories 25% less than normal and you will lose weight. After several months of your weight loss, you may need to reduce the total number of calories in your program with a diet supplement of 10% to maintain weight loss.

Design your plan meals around the foods you like, but keep the total number of calories to a minimum. The eating plan should consist of women’s average 1200 to 1400 calories per day. This allows for good nutrition without feeling hungry all the time.

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QAs about training program

Q: My 17 year old son has Osgood-Schlatter’s in his knees. How can he minimize the pain and discomfort associated with it while playing indoor and outdoor volleyball.

A: Osgood-Schlatters is a painful swelling of the tibial tuberosity in adolescents. The condition is not related to a specific traumatic event or athletic activity or Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment. Many researchers have shown a high correlation between a patella that is postioned higher than average. This decreases the patella’s lever action, which causes the quadriceps to increase its force requirements. Generally, there is no particular treatment that can alleviate this pain. Anti-inflammatory medications don’t seem to work due to a lack of inflammation. Ice is usually the best weapon to fight pain. Improving proper tracking of the patella in the trochlear groove should also decrease pain somewhat. I suffer from this condition and have not seemed to find much to stop it. My condition was quite severe in my teenage years, but is not even close to as painful now, also it is still bothersome.

Q: My coach tells us to weight train all the time. She never says what to do or what we should focus on. What are good exercises to do and areas to focus on?

A: There are a number of factors that influence your training program. Training during the season will involve more explosive, sport specific work, while training in the off-season will involve more corrective work to address muscle imbalances and weaknesses. In the offseason, you should address the external rotator cuff, hamstrings, glutes, abdominals, and upper/lower back. Inseason should address power exercises, plyometrics, and olympic lifts(depending on skill level).

Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, or Rheumatoid Arthritis – They All Hurt!

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Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis; They all have one thing in common: Inflammation.

There is a smooth layer of cartilage which acts as a pad between the bones of a joint. Cartilage helps the joints move easily and comfortably.

When cartilage wears away and the bones rub against one another this causes the hot, painful, swollen (inflammed) joints we know as arthritis.

The cartilage in people with arthritis degenerates abnormally. As arthritis gets worse, the breakdown of cartilage happens faster than the body can repair it.

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Delusions Of Grandeur

As if any more evidence were needed that Russell T Davies is suffering from some form of mental illness that convinces him that he’s The World’s Best Writer this is it:

Writing isn’t just a job that stops at six-thirty… It’s a mad, sexy, sad, scary, obsessive, ruthless, joyful, and utterly, utterly personal thing. There’s not the writer and then me; there’s just me. All of my life connects to the writing. All of it.

First off Russell you’re British – unless living in Los Angeles has made you forget where you’re from – and we British don’t put commas before the and at the end of a list. Oh, and one more thing, enough with the adjectives, there are only so many we can process.

Still, looking at him I doubt he’s that bothered.
Russell T Davies

Really though what an atrocious piece of self aggrandization!

It was culled from The Writer’s Tale, where by the grace of Davies himself you can download copies of the Doctor Who scripts. We can see us having some fun with those.

The thing is, paragraphs like that are usually reserved for septuagenarian stage actors or authors on the South Bank Show. Not deluded Welsh homosexuals with messiah complexes.

If his writing was really that important to him, you’d think he’d actually have spent some time learning to do it properly, wouldn’t you?

Or is that just us?

Wonder Tower – Genoa, Colorado

Wonder Tower – Genoa, Colorado

Remember when the saying “There is a sucker born everyday?” was popularized by PT Barnum? Well, the Wonder Tower probably is something of the same type of attraction. Not much but just so weird that you really will get a kick out of it (probably).

The Wonder Tower in Genoa can be seen from as far as a mile away. There are signs all along the way that say things like “See Six States!” (hand painted for that down home touch…or cost savings whichever suits your fancy). You will see cars in the parking lot and people at the top of the Tower. Yes, that’s what you see from a mile away.

Now, when you get there you will see that the cars are probably 40 years old and have their tires buried into six inches of windblown dust. Those people you saw in the tower are just fakes, and not very good ones at that.

This attraction was built in 1926 at the highest point between New York and Denver. At that time the Tower was a major stopover spot for travelers. Story has it that Charles W. Gregory, the owner, would stand on the Tower and spot license plates of approaching cars and when they were within earshot he would use a megaphone and yell out things like “How are things in the Hawkeye state?” He had a billboard that said “Eat, drink, gas and pop at the Tower.”

Change came with the interstate and C.W. died. That cut down on the tourists so when the new owners, Jerry and Ester Chubbuck, who have owned it for 20 + years now, have continued the tradition of the Tower charging just $1 for admission. They tout their “Animal Monstrosities,” and “Two-headed calf” with small signs at the entrance.

The Chubbucks have stuffed the tower with an unorganized mess of spoons, farm implements and arrowheads, much of it inexplicably nailed to the ceiling. The Branding Room, Petrified Room, Indian Room (with its rock walls “painted by an Indian princess”) are jammed with junk.

In the Animal Monstrosities Room, the jar containing the eight-footed pig leaves something to be desired with the coating of dirt and dust as well as the one-eyed pig jar has formaldehyde leaking from it. Real quality stuff, but hey, it’s fun.

Jerry quizzes people with a game called “Guess What.” He points out ten unusual items and if you can correctly guess their identity or purpose you get your dollar back. There are some strange things there so be ready!

Of course you will want to climb to the top of the Tower for the view. You will not want to do this climb if you are afraid of the height or a little too heavy but if you make it up the view is truly great.