Optimism can reduce the risk of heart problems

Sudden death at a young age often occurs because of heart problems. Studies prove, certain personality can reduce the risk of heart problems and premature deaths caused by it. "A person with the highest levels of optimism had a double opportunity to have ideal cardiovascular health than those who are pessimistic," said Rosalba Hernandez, a professor at the University of Illinois, quoted from ScienceDaily, Saturday (10/2015). Rosalba had a conclusion after examining 5,100 adults aged 45-84 years. The participants were asked to follow a mental health-related survey, the level of optimism, and physical health are also associated with a history of chronic diseases including arthritis. The analysis shows, the total score for the general health tend to be proportional to the level of optimism. Participants with the highest level of optimism has a chance at 50-70 percent higher to have a healthy heart. In addition to having a healthy heart, participants with the highest level of optimism also have cholesterol and blood sugar levels better than those who are pessimistic. As published in the journal Health Behavior and Policy Review, optimistic person is also less chance to smoke. Rosalba assess this finding is important because at the community level, there is little difference in heart health can bring a significant reduction in mortality. Modification of psychological things, he thought could help the American Heart Association (AHA) achieve the goal of improving cardiovascular health by 20 percent before 2020.

Get rid of Bad Cholesterol with avocado

Avocado known to provide excellent benefits for health,The fruit is even claimed to be very good to help nourish the heart. The study, led by the chairman of the nutrition committee of the American Heart Association, Penny Kris-Etherton, revealed that daily consumption of avocado provide the advantages of controlling the levels of bad cholesterol in the body. Involved some 45 respondents aged 21-70 years in this study. They are given the average dietary intake of Americans that is composed of 34 percent fat, 51 percent carbohydrates per cent, and 16 per cent protein for two weeks before the start 'avocado diet'. The researchers found that compared with the ratio of the average diet early, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or often referred to as bad cholesterol is 13.5 mg / dL lower after eating avocado respondents regularly. In patients with high LDL, this result would be the equivalent of a 10 percent reduction in levels. Some other blood tests also showed other benefits of avocado consumption, ie primarily on total cholesterol and triglycerides, as quoted by the Journal of the American Heart Association, Friday (09/01/2015). Avocados are known to contain fiber and phytosterols that are beneficial to health. "From the results of this study we need to focus on how to make people want to eat a heart-healthy foods, including avocados are rich in nutrients and other food sources," said Dr. Kris-Etherton, from Pennsylvania State University.

Almond, the right snack to lose weight

For those of you like snacking but want to lose weight, the right solution is to choose the right snacks. Well, a study from Pennsylvania State University found that the right snack is almonds. Replacing a snack with almonds,is believed by researchers to help the process of weight loss. Quoted from the Journal of the American Heart Association, Saturday (10/01/2015), the researchers concluded this after observing the levels of abdominal fat, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or "bad" cholesterol and total cholesterol levels of the respondents. The researchers conducted a study involving 52 respondents who have excess weight. Moreover, these respondents also had higher levels of total cholesterol and high LDL prior to the study. They were then divided into two groups: one group was given almonds as a snack, while the other group was given a muffin banana as a snack for 12 weeks. The results showed that the group was given a snack of almonds decreased abdominal fat, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and other blood fats, when compared with the other groups. "Our study found that eating almonds as a snack can be heart healthy and reduce belly fat. In addition, snacking almonds can also be a simple way to help fight heart disease," said one researcher, Claire Berryman. According to nutritionists Leona Victoria Djajadi, MND, how to eat nuts as a snack is best to raw (raw). Nuts including almonds and walnuts contain good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) so that it can fight and reduce the content of LDL in the blood. "Nuts also contain fiber so that when combined with protein and fat can be one snack potent against hunger," said Victoria.

Sleep During Infancy and Childhood.

During infancy.

For three or four weeks after birth the infant sleeps more or less, day and night, only waking to satisfy the demands of hunger; at the expiration of this time, however, each interval of wakefulness grows longer, so that it sleeps less frequently, but for longer periods at a time.

This disposition to repose in the early weeks of the infant's life must not be interfered with; but this period having expired, great care is necessary to induce regularity in its hours of sleep, otherwise too much will be taken in the day-time, and restless and disturbed nights will follow. The child should be brought into the habit of sleeping in the middle of the day, before its dinner, and for about two hours, more or less. If put to rest at a later period of the day, it will invariably cause a bad night.

At first the infant should sleep with its parent. The low temperature of its body, and its small power of generating heat, render this necessary. If it should happen, however, that the child has disturbed and restless nights, it must immediately be removed to the bed and care of another female, to be brought to its mother at an early hour in the morning, for the purpose of being nursed. This is necessary for the preservation of the mother's health, which through sleepless nights would of course be soon deranged, and the infant would also suffer from the influence which such deranged health would have upon the milk.

When a month or six weeks has elapsed, the child, if healthy, may sleep alone in a cradle or cot, care being taken that it has a sufficiency of clothing, that the room in which it is placed is sufficiently warm, viz. 60 degrees, and the position of the cot itself is not such as to be exposed to currents of cold air. It is essentially necessary to attend to these points, since the faculty of producing heat, and consequently the power of maintaining the temperature, is less during sleep than at any other time, and therefore exposure to cold is especially injurious. It is but too frequently the case that inflammation of some internal organ will occur under such circumstances, without the true source of the disease ever being suspected. Here, however, a frequent error must be guarded against,  that of covering up the infant in its cot with too much clothing throwing over its face the muslin handkerchief and, last of all, drawing the drapery of the bed closely together. The object is to keep the infant sufficiently warm with pure air; it therefore ought to have free access to its mouth, and the atmosphere of the whole room should be kept sufficiently warm to allow the child to breathe it freely: in winter, therefore, there must always be a fire in the nursery.

The child up to two years old, at least, should sleep upon a feather bed, for the reasons referred to above. The pillow, however, after the sixth month, should be made of horsehair; for at this time teething commences, and it is highly important that the head should be kept cool.

During childhood.

Up to the third or fourth year the child should be permitted to sleep for an hour or so before its dinner. After this time it may gradually be discontinued; but it must be recollected, that during the whole period of childhood more sleep is required than in adult age. The child, therefore, should be put to rest every evening between seven and eight; and if it be in health it will sleep soundly until the following morning. No definite rule, however, can be laid down in reference to the number of hours of sleep to be allowed; for one will require more or less than another.Regularity as to the time of going to rest is the chief point to attend to; permit nothing to interfere with it, and then only let the child sleep without disturbance, until it awakes of its own accord on the following morning, and it will have had sufficient rest.

The amount of sleep necessary to preserve health varies according to the state of the body, and the habits of the individual. Infants pass much the greater portion of their time in sleep. Children sleep twelve or fourteen hours. The schoolboy generally ten. In youth, a third part of the twenty-four hours is spent in sleep. Whilst, in advanced age, many do not spend more than four, five, or six hours in sleep.

It is a cruel thing for a mother to sacrifice her child's health that she may indulge her own vanity, and yet how often is this done in reference to sleep. An evening party is to assemble, and the little child is kept up for hours beyond its stated time for retiring to rest, that it may be exhibited, fondled, and admired. Its usual portion of sleep is thus abridged, and, from the previous excitement, what little he does obtain, is broken and unrefreshing, and he rises on the morrow wearied and exhausted.

Once awake, it should not be permitted to lie longer in bed, but should be encouraged to arise immediately. This is the way to bring about the habit of early rising, which prevents many serious evils to which parents are not sufficiently alive, promotes both mental and corporeal health, and of all habits is said to be the most conducive to longevity.

A child should never be suddenly aroused from sleep; it excites the brain, quickens the action of the heart, and, if often repeated, serious consequences would result. The change of sleeping to waking should always be gradual.

The bed on which the child now sleeps should be a mattress: at this age a feather bed is always injurious to children; for the body, sinking deep into the bed, is completely buried in feathers, and the unnatural degree of warmth thus produced relaxes and weakens the system, particularly the skin, and renders the child unusually susceptible to the impressions of cold. Then, instead of the bed being made up in the morning as soon as vacated, and while still saturated with the nocturnal exhalations from the body, the bed-clothes should be thrown over the backs of chairs, the mattress shaken well up, and the window thrown open for several hours, so that the apartment shall be thoroughly ventilated. It is also indispensably requisite not to allow the child to sleep with persons in bad health, or who are far advanced in life; if possible, it should sleep alone.

Medical Benefits of Green Tea

Although a product of the same bush, typical English teas are not steamed, so they are dark in colour and are referred to as “black” tea. Recent study has confirmed what Eastern healers have known for centuries. Green tea’s unique traditional processing is partly responsible for its extraordinary healing properties. Scientists working in the USA and Japan have found that drinking several cups of green tea each day can have a profound effect on your health.
In the last few decades a number of articles have appeared in professional medical journals and lay publications reporting the medicinal benefits of green tea. Some of the benefits of green tea reported by scientists include the following:

•   Reduces the risk of heart disease and strokes
•   Reduces the risk of several types of cancer
•   Helps regulate blood sugar
•   Prevents or lowers high blood pressure
•   Boosts the immune system
•   Facilitates weight loss
•   Helps prevent ulcers
•   Slows the aging process
•   Controls inflammation
•   Reduces blood cholesterol
•   Fights viral colds and flu
•   Prevents gum disease, cavities, and bad breath
•   Can help prevent osteoporosis
•   Can help prevent blood clots

Eat Broccoli to Prevent Cancer

Food plays an important role, for both good and bad. New study continues to open the secrets of how foods (and nutritional supplements) influence every part of our physical and mental well-being or lack thereof. For example is the following; Most people knew that broccoli and the cruciferous vegetables help prevent cancer. But until now, they didn’t know how or why.

In an outstanding example of cellular rejuvenation, a research conducted at Georgetown University and published in the British Journal of Cancer found that indole-3-carbinol, a chemical in vegetables such as broccoli, cauli flower, and cabbage, actually boosts DNA repair in cells and may stop them from becoming cancerous. This is a significant finding because DNA is the material inside the nucleus of cells that carries genetic information. If we are genetically predisposed to cancer, could this mean that we can repair our cells and as a result prevent cancer simply by eating broccoli? It is without doubt a fascinating premise, and scientists are ardently pursuing this line of study.

 “it is now clear that the function of crucial cancer genes can be influenced by compounds in the things we eat: Studies that monitor people’s diets and their health have found links between certain types of food and cancer risk. Our findings imply a clear molecular process that would explain the connection between diet and cancer prevention.”said Professor Eliot Rosen, who led the research. As we’ve learned, carotenoids also show powerful chemoprotective properties. Do try to always buy or-ganically grown vegetables—the pesticides and chemical fertilizers used on nonorganically grown vegetables may counteract the positive effects of these foods.