Is it good to donate blood while suffering from varicose veins?


Varicose veins are veins under the skin of the legs, which have become widened, bulging, and twisted. They are very common and do not cause medical problems in most people.

Active Lifestyle Counters Aging, Study Shows

Women who maintain an active lifestyle as they get older may age more slowly than those who are more sedentary. Keeping up with your fitness routine could keep you younger! The science behind the discovery lies in our DNA. Throughout the course of our lives, our cells constantly replicate themselves. After each copy,  tiny caps — called telomeres — at the end of our DNA strands shorten, exposing our chromosomes to decay. Shorter telomeres have been linked to heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Source: Active Lifestyle Counters Aging, Study Shows

Study: Eating Hot Chili Peppers May Help You Live Longer « CBS Philly

If hot chili peppers are your thing you might be ahead of the curve when it its come life expectancy, a new study suggests.

The researchers note that people who ate hot red chili peppers tended to be “younger, male, white, Mexican-American, married, and to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and consume more vegetables and meats . . . had lower HDL-cholesterol, lower income, and less education,” in comparison to participants who did not consume red chili peppers.

Source: Study: Eating Hot Chili Peppers May Help You Live Longer « CBS Philly

“Of course stress affects your health”

“There are three things that are critical for healing… it’s what you eat, moving your body, and learning how to reset your nervous system.” excerpts form the TTAC weeklies.

From this year 2016 choose to live without these regrets

dying-oldPeople grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

Yoga and its benefits for Prostate Cancer patients and more

Original Article at NDTV
How Yoga Can Benefit Cancer PatientsBy now, you probably know that yoga can do more good to your health than burn calories and tone muscles. Adding to that, a new study led by an Indian-origin researcher suggests that practicing yoga can improve the quality of life of men with prostate cancer who are undergoing radiation therapy.
Researchers found that the general quality of life and measurements of side effects often experienced by prostate cancer patients – including fatigue, sexual health and urinary incontinence – were stable throughout a course of outpatient radiation therapy among the men who participated in an intensive yoga programme.

“Data have consistently shown declines in these important measures among prostate cancer patients undergoing cancer therapy without any structured fitness interventions, so the stable scores seen with our yoga programme are really good news,” said Neha Vapiwala, associate professor at Abramson Cancer Centre, University of Pennsylvania in the US.

The possible explanation for the benefits of yoga seen in the study stems from physiologic data demonstrating its ability to help reduce cancer-related fatigue and to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and increase blood flow. These aspects may in turn improve erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence, Vapiwala explained.

Between May 2013 and June 2014, the study participants attended twice-weekly yoga classes of 75 minutes each, taught by trained Eischens yoga instructors. “Eischens yoga incorporates ideas from movement theory and kinesiology and is accessible to all body types and experience levels,” said Tali Mazar Ben-Josef, certified Eischens yoga instructor and researcher at Abramson Cancer Centre.

Most yoga participants reported a sense of well-being at the end of each class, Ben-Josef said. Severity of fatigue scores demonstrated significant variability over the time of treatment. Erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence, and general quality of life scores demonstrated steady trends. The findings were presented at the Society of Integrative Oncology’s 12th International Conference in Boston.

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