Essential Nutrition For Women’s Health

As a woman, your body is very complex. Throughout every phase of your life you will require extra care and nutritional support. Today’s scientific advances support a number of natural choices for women, like soy. Still, the fact remains that calcium, folic acid and iron continue to be the most important nutrients that can impact a woman’s total health. All women should take a daily multiple vitamins with these essential nutrients.

Calcium is essential to strong healthy bones.

As a woman you have a much greater risk of developing osteoporosis because you have less bone tissue and lose bone more rapidly then men do. Be sure to consume adequate calcium throughout life, as this may reduce your risk of osteoporosis later in life. Calcium is essential to the health of bones, teeth and skin, yet few adults get enough of it in their diets. Make sure you find a high quality calcium supplement to ensure you receive a health-enhancing daily allowance.

Folic acid impacts women in many ways.

It plays an important role during rapid fetal growth and development. In fact, adequate intake of folic acid as part of a healthy diet before and in early pregnancy may reduce the risk of having a baby with a birth defect of the brain or spinal cord. All women of childbearing age are recommended to consume 400 mcg of folic acid everyday starting at least one month before conception into the early weeks of pregnancy.

Folic acid also plays a role in the maintenance of normal homocysteine levels; elevated levels of homocysteine are believed to be a risk factor of heart health. Iron

Iron is a vital nutrient that plays an essential role in forming healthy red blood cells and transporting oxygen. It’s estimated that as many as 62% of women over the age of 20 are not meeting the RDA for iron. Women also tend to be low in iron because they tend to eat foods low in iron and lose iron through menstruation. Drinking a glass of orange juice with your cereal can boost iron absorption by the body. Vitamin C helps the body metabolize the iron. A high quality Vitamin C supplement rich in antioxidants to help fight the harmful effects of free radicals is a wonderful supplement not only to assist iron absorption, but also to combat ageing.

Vitamin C is coveted for its many benefits, including a contribution to healthy bones, teeth, blood vessels and the production of collagen.

In addition to taking a daily multiple vitamin, routine exams are key to prevention and healthy living. You should have a yearly gynecological exam that includes a pelvic exam, breast exam and PAP test. Also, consider performing monthly self-breast exams to familiarize yourself with how your breasts normally look and feel. If you are over 40, you should have a mammogram every year.

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Coffee and Health

Coffee and health used to be a controversed theme in the seventies. Nowadays, moderate coffee consumption is rather exonerated from its supposed negative long term effects upon health.

My mother used to be one of those persons who teaches her offspring, in its early ages, that coffee is not bad. It is bad bad bad! In consequence, I managed to keep away from coffee. At least untill the difficult age of 10, when, as I remember, I was permitted to join mother and neighbour-friends at the coffee-tattle table.

That was the moment I started to exercise my taste buds on coffee. In those days, I remember developping a partiality for coffee with milk. Or should I say milk with coffee… However, I know now that the coffee I was drinking back then was indeed, not so good. Preground, over boiled, sometimes brewed over the grounds from the other day, could you think of worst? No wonder I wanted to hyde those hideous characteristics with tones of milk.

In the meantime, I probably took a good sip of coffee on the road and woke-up to a much more pleasant reality. Coffee is not bad. It is good good good. But why are there so many voices whispering that coffee and health don’t go well together? Caffeine

Call it food or beverage, coffee is free of any nutritional value, and, as indecent as it may sound, we consume it exclusively for pleasure.

Yes, the caffeine content in coffee is partialy responsible for that pleasure. Caffeine acts as a mild stimulent over the central nervous system, that results in better memory, better judgements and ideea-associations, better moovement-coordination.

A single serve espresso contains somewhere among 80 and 120 milligrams of caffeine. A normal cup of coffee (even drip coffee) contains about 100 – 150 milligrams of caffeine. This is what commonsense calls moderate consumption at one sit. Within several hours (varying from one person to another) caffeine is eliminated from the body. Refering to average coffee drinker again, s/he can have three or four sips (servings) of coffee every day aside from any health risk.

The thing about coffee is quite the same as with other foods and beverages. The effects vary with the dosing: moderate can be medicine, too much can be poison. The average coffee drinker can experience nocive effects after ingesting 550 milligrams (women) and 700 milligrams (men) at one sit. These effects reffer to headaches, nausea, petulance. The caffeine overdose is beeing speculated around 10 grams. I say, it would be impossible to reach it exclusively by drinking coffee, as you should ingest 100 cups at one sit. However, if you succeed, it may be the last thing you’ll ever do.

Coffee is not recommended when certain health problems are allready present. Reasons could stand on solid proof or only on purpose to avoid unprooved but also unwanted risk. Acidy

Acidy describes the sour-component of the coffee taste. Acidy (or acidity) is emphasised in Arabica coffee and in light roasts. It may have a negative efect over the digestive functions. People that are less tolerant with acidity but still want to drink coffee, may choose a decaffeinated coffee or a natural low-acidity coffee from Brazil, India or Caribbee.

Other negative effects that have been nominated (eg. over pregnant women) have not resulted in significant proof when tested. The medical society nowadays is rather exonerating coffee from long term negative effects upon human health. The beneficial effects of coffee

Coffee has prooven beneficial effects over persons suffering from astma. 2 to 4 small cups of coffee through-out the day will help them reduce the recurency of astma-attacks and moderate their intensity.

Coffee contains natural antioxidants called ‘flavonoids’ that are wide known as disease protectors.

The beneficial effects of moderate caffeine consumption are wide recognised: caffeine works on alertness, mood, sensorial activity and memory. Of course, you may choose to take your daily caffeine intake from other foods and beverages: chocolate, carbonated drinks based on coca-nuts extract, tea.

Beside these effects, somewhat prooven by the medical society, I would mention one more: the pure pleasure of sipping a good cup of coffee. If every person on this planet would do this every day, I believe there would be less wars, suicides, health problems, people suffering from depression etc. etc.

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The World’s Largest Hospitals

There are hundreds of thousands of hospitals across the world, and they come in all sizes. Have you ever wondered which hospitals are the largest? Well, it can be a little difficult to determine, since there are many ways to measure a hospital’s size. There are rankings based on the number of bed, the number of staff and the number of patients served. In addition, there are different rankings for non-profit hospitals, for children’s hospitals, for specialty hospitals and for private versus public hospitals. But, here’s a list for you of five of the largest hospitals in the world; one from each area of the world.

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital is the world’s largest. It is located in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa. The hospital has 3200 beds and over 6700 staff members. It is a teaching school for the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School. This hospital is one of 40 hospitals run by South Africa’s Gauteng Provincial Health Services. Every day, 2000 people check into the Baragwanath Hospital and nearly half of them are HIV positive.
Clinical Centre of Serbia- this hospital has 3500 beds and more than 7500 employees. It is generally ranked as second in the world because of the sheer size of the campus of the Baragwanath Hospital, which sits on 173 acres. It is Europe’s largest hospital.
Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Florida – This is the largest hospital in the US based on number of beds. Jackson has 2000 beds and serves 70,000 patients each year. It is a world leader in organ transplants, performing more than 400 transplants each year.
Ahmedabad Civil Hospital- Located in Ahmedebad India, this is Asia’s largest hospital, with 2800 beds. It is a government run hospital. Ahmedebad is India’s seventh largest city and has some of the best healthcare in the country. Nearly 80,000 surgeries are performed each year on the hospital’s 110 acre campus.
Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine – Located in Beijing, China, this hospital is known for offering world class, yet cost competitive medical care. It is also famous for its practice of traditional Chinese remedies. The hospital employs about 1300 people, including more than 150 high ranking medical specialists, and is the largest hospital in China.
Hospital das Clinicas of the University of Sao Paulo – Located in Brazil, this is Latin America’s largest hospital complex. It offers 2200 beds across six specialized buildings.
Of course, size of a hospital is no measure of the hospital’s ability to provide care. Some of these large hospitals are some of the best in their regions, while some of the best healthcare is also provided at smaller hospitals. And, size is largely determined by how areas of the world tend to build hospitals. For example, the top ten hospitals in Europe are all larger (at least in bed size) than the largest hospital in the US.

As areas and populations grow, these numbers change. So, there’s no guarantee that these hospitals will stay the largest for long.

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Losing Weight Safely

Many people want to be real slim again and this wish leads them to open market of the products. Weight loss and related keywords score high on search engines. The well founded facts of the obesity have helped several companies to sprout and come to the market place. Almost all of us get the mailers and emails from the companies, advising us of many great products. Some of us take them too seriously. The scams of the weight loss products take us for the ride and we lose money. According to an estimate, nearly half of the obese people try the products which are pushed to them using online and offline methods. Most of these products are marketed with great copies of the sales material and offer us the tall claims. How many of us became slim by using these products? None.

The other products do not look like scams but actually are scams at larger level and with more organized ways. Some of these programs are run by weight loss clinics all over the world. Not all of the weight loss clinics are part of scams but most of them are. You do not come to know about them until you try and lose money instead of weight. There are many tall claims of the magical products which will make you slim over-night. Stay away from all such scams and products.

If you would really like to become slim again, you must have the services of trained doctors who can examine your body and can find out the real reasons of your obesity. Many times, obesity has some attached conditions. It is not your food always which is culprit. Some of the people do have physical condition which forces their body to accumulate fat. Your obesity must be treated in controlled manner. Your doctor needs to find out which are the other parts of the body that are affected. Your doctor is the best person to advise you on the steps you need to take to reduce the weight. He will advise you safe methods which are suitable to your conditions. And if you are pregnant or have heart condition, you must be extra careful; any trial of unknown products for weigh-loss can complicate your situation. Your wish to become slim again is understandable but be safe and always lose weight in controlled conditions. You can use the products which are recommended by your doctor.