“Dancing down high BP for those that sit too much ” fun tip of the day

Get it movin’ is the name of the blood pressure game.

This can be fun you know.

Try to vary up your time at a desk or computer by taking a

Take a fun break at least every hour.

Drink some quality water

Plug into your favorite music on the ipod or radio and spend 5 minutes “gettin down”

Imagine yourself as your favorite singer/dancer and have fun ” gettin movin”

This will improve your productivity and help decrease your blood pressure and weight at the same time you will increase your flexibility and your digestive and immune health.

Tip of the Day – MW -CMA Editor

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“Defending against colds and flus-the secret to winning the war this year”

The body has excellent defense mechanisms. When a person is well hydrated, you eat healthy foods, exercise regularly, your pH stays around 6.5 to 7.2, are happy, productive, meditative and at peace,  your body is able to stop the cold and flu invaders.

When you get the flu or a cold, viruses are the cause.
What happens to these invaders inside the body?

Viruses get caught in mucus, lymph or blood  and other fluids inside your body and are destroyed by your immune system. (see live first time video video). Other viruses get expelled in coughs and sneezes. If the immuno- defense systems are weakened, the body tissues are invaded and its targeted cells are turned into tiny factories that help spread the disease.

In this animation, NPR’s Robert Krulwich and medical animator David Bolinsky explain how a flu virus can trick a single cell into making a million more viruses.

Credit: Robert Krulwich, David Bolinsky, Jason Orfanon
David Bolinsky and his team at XVIVO designed this animation for a research company called Zirus (and we thank Zirus for letting us play with their pictures). Bolinsky says what you see in the video actually happens much, much faster in real life — in a fraction of a fraction of a second. So this is a very slow motion version of cellular activity.

Color has been added to proteins, DNA, organelles, and the teeny things inside a human cell are so small, and the insides of cells are so dark, that for all practical purposes, they are colorless.

“Start a CookShop in your city pass on the heart of success to families everywhere”

Truly this is a grassroots effort and a perfect example of People Helping People.
The CookShop a government sponsored program is the core nutrition education program of the Food Bank For New York City. It gives low-income children, adults and teens the knowledge and tools to adopt and enjoy a healthy diet on a limited budget. With hands-on workshops it reaches more than 28,000 New Yorkers across all five boroughs,

CookShop teaches cooking skills and nutrition information and fosters enthusiasm for fresh, affordable fruits, vegetables and other whole foods.

The goals of the CookShop are:

  • provides people with basic survival tools and solid nutritional support each person
  • gives each teen and adult a chance to help themselves and their families
  • helps decrease childhood hunger,
  • helps decrease obesity, and diet-related disease in neighborhoods where household income is low, access to healthy foods is limited, and rates of obesity and diet-related disease are high.

CookShop, gives the trainers the education, ongoing technical support, complete curriculum materials and all of the food, supplies and equipment needed for cooking lessons and class activities.

It uses hands-on exploration and cooking activities to helps create interesting activities that can be shared with their children,  while all enjoy  eating healthy foods,

CookShop Classroom is used in approximately 1,300 public elementary and after-school classes.”

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“Driving male testosterone therapy into the ditch”

Like estrogen therapy for menopausal women, when a definitive study was finally done, clinicians and researchers were shocked to discover:

the risks of long-term hormone replacement could outweigh its benefits.

About four million men experience “andropause” in the United States. They have subnormal levels of testosterone a hormone, that seems to decline with advancing age.

Late last year, for example, a six-month federally financed study of a testosterone gel put a surprising hitch in efforts to improve the lives of aging men who experience a decline in energy, mood, vitality and sexuality as a result of low testosterone levels. The study, conducted among 209 men 65 and older who had difficulty walking, was abruptly halted when those using the hormone had an unexpectedly high rate of cardiac problems. These men also had high rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and elevated blood lipids.
Editor’s comment: “No doubt this group also eats a junk food diet, does not exercise, has poor hydration, many are heavy meat eaters,  eat few vegetables and their only regular exercise is pressing the remote on the TV.”
What is your guess?
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“Be Slim, trim and healthy -the secret”

Let’s get real. There is nothing “natural” about high fructose corn syrup, table sugar or brown sugar. Without man manipulating cane sugar or corn none of these products would exist.

Our waist lines would be slimmer, our brain and body chemistry would function better. Last but not least, without manmade sweeteners,  our emotional inner harmony would be improved and learning would be easier.

Sugar comes through our mouth into our digestive system then quickly passes into the blood through enzymes  in the small intestine creating the sugar high and shortly after the low.

To help curb the need to eat or drink sugary foods or drinks, so you can keep your weight and health in check, follow these tips.
Decrease or avoid breads, dried fruits coated in sugar or sweetener, crackers where sugars might be hiding. Learn to identify terms that mean added sugars on the ingredients list, including sugar, white sugar, brown sugar, cane sugar, confectioner’s sugar, corn syrup, crystallized fructose, dextrin, honey, invert sugar, maple syrup, raw sugar, beet sugar, cane sugar, corn sweeteners, agave, evaporated cane juice, glucose-fructose, granulated fructose, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, malt, molasses, aspartamine, saccharin, aspartame, sucralose, neotame, acesulfame potassium, stevia. and turbinado sugar.

If you take your coffee with sugar, try adding a small piece of cinnamon stick or vanilla bean to your cup. It adds flavor without adding caloric sweeteners.
When baking, reduce the amount of sugar in baking of muffins, breads and baked desserts. substitute apple or sweet vegetable puree like carrots  or squash blended up to replace the commercial sugar and gain vitamins, minerals and fiber.

Sweeten other food items with vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, or allspice can naturally sweeten a recipe.
Top your breakfast waffles or pancakes with fresh fruit compote instead of syrup or have a high quality green protein fruit shake to replace a meal.  Drinking a bottle of just juices is a waste of time and your waist besides being hard on your brain integration and your immune system. Giving yourself or your children a bottle of juice to drink at school on the playing field or at work will be counter productive to quality thinking and coordination.

Eliminate regular soda and caloric-sweetened beverages, by replacing them with Kombucha or green tea and lemon. High quality water is always the best and healthiest drink. Most Americans are chronically under hydrated water. “If you do not like to drink water add lemon or lime juice, a small amount of fresh fruit juice, or pieces of frozen fruit to it.

Avoid processed cereals or yogurts with added sweeteners.
As often as possible eat healthy whole organic foods or at least the freshest locally grown food you can get.

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    “The traveling bottle mandolin will you be the next to play it?

    The Journey of the Peoples Mandolin
    Visit the blog at drtombibey.wordpress.com
    This is one very cool doc. He claims to only be an old country doc, but he is a bluegrass music man from way back . Dr. B has his patients call him has even had the same staff for 40 years!
    But his love of the mandolin and bluegrass are only superceeded by his medical mystery writing ability.
    I must  say his new medical mystery book The Mandolin Case kept me entertained on my last training trip. It was hard to put down at night.
    But back to this story, the Mandolin’s Journey.

    Sending out his beloved mandolin is his version of being a dreamer, paying it forward. The bottle shaped mandolin is free floating in the universe. Not knowing whose hands would enjoy it next or who would wind up with it. It is on a five year journey and is scheduled to return to MerleFest in 2015.

    When it returns ( in good shape), Gabrielle Gray at the International Bluegrass Music Museum (www.bluegrass-museum.org ) plans to put it there as an exhibit. it belongs to the people. It is scheduled to return to MerleFest in 2015.

    If you are one of the lucky ones that receive the mandolin, Dr. B asks that you send in your documentation, Any who receives the bottle shaped mandolin would put on its case  a regional sticker  to promote your geographic area or your favorite band.Then e-mail him at tom.bibey@yahoo.com with you-tube links or pictures.  He’ll post them here on the website or on hisblog (drtombibey.wordpress.com) to document the mandolin’s travels. If my mandolin shows up at your favorite festival maybe a picture of you holding it beside a banner to promote your event would help your cause.

    Send in your documentation; your images might end up being part of the permanent display in the Museum.

    You can read more on this at drtombibey.wordpress.com .

    Next post Dr. B’s “The Madolin Case”.

    Y’all watch for The People’s Mandolin at a venue near you.

    “Green with greed turns companies to make false claims”

    Being green it not just the mantra for Kermit the Frog, but companies have realized the $$ to be had at been green even if you are not.

    Companies that for many years had peoples’ respect now have recently come under crutiny for claims of being all natural or organic, but do not walk the walk.
    Namely Burt’s Bees has been found to be less than chemical free. Their sunscreen product that contains, among other things, titanium dioxide is a chemical.

    Seventh Generation is not seventh heaven for green either they are not chemical free as they claim.

    In Britain Sainsbury’s, the second biggest supermarket chain, has been taken to task by the Advertising Standards Authority over its claims for organic food, just a month after the biggest supermarket, Tesco, was similarly criticised.

    Green chemistry and engineering efforts are working to identify the safest chemicals and their processes (and develop new ones) so manufacturers have an increasing set of the safest ingredients to use for their products.
    So time to walk your talk.

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    “No Cow’s milk for infants and young kids”

    Cow’s milk is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics for children under 1 year old.

    Infants fed whole milk from cows get insufficient amts of

    • vitamin E
    • iron
    • essential fatty acids.

    Infants fed whole milk from cows get too much

    • too much protein
    • sodium,
    • potassium.

    These levels may be too high for the infant’s system to handle. Also, whole cow’s milk protein and fat are more difficult for an infant to digest and absorb.

    For the best infant nutrition, pick the right milk source the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be fed breast milk or iron-fortified formula during the first 12 months of life. Between ages 4 – 6 months, certain solid foods may be added (not fruits).

    Breast milk or iron-fortified formula, along with age-appropriate solid foods and avoid  juices during the first year of life, provides more balanced nutrition.

    Iron-fortified infant formula or breast milk should be used until a child is 1 year old. No  Dairy Intake for Babies and Toddlers.

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    “Help children get the nutrition they need”

    • Tell U.S. Congress

    The Child Nutrition Act can only be reauthorized once every five years.

    This is a re-authorization year — and with 1 in 4 children struggling with hunger and 1 in 3 children obese or overweight,

    the Child Nutrition Re-authorization could not come at a more critical time.

    At least 128 national organizations concerned with the health and welfare of children are joining together to call on Congress to pass a strong child nutrition bill (S. 3307/H.R. 5504). This legislation would strengthen programs like school meals, WIC (supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children), and summer and after-school feeding programs.

    If a Child Nutrition Bill is not passed millions of children will miss out on improved access to the nutritious food they need to learn and grow.

    Tell Congress that America’s children can’t wait — pass stronger nutrition legislation now.

    Click here to help.