Life-Saving Jewelry

Having a chronic or serious illness is hard enough, and if there’s a way to make things easier for the person diagnosed then it’s a good idea to try it. Wearing an engraved medical id can be an important step to take once you are diagnosed in order to help get you the care you need should something ever happen.

What are they?

A medical ID is a special type of bracelet or necklace that a person can wear. It can alert medical professionals or even good samaritans to a medical condition that the person may have should the person be found in a condition where they are unable to speak for themselves. They can also list an ICE contact, which is the person you can call in an emergency.

Who should wear them?

Medical ID jewelry is made for a wide variety of conditions. They can be engraved to cover things like life-threatening allergies, seizure conditions, or other medical conditions like diabetes or autism. They can also list important medications that the person needs. All of this information can help passersby get that person the help they need if they are found passed out or injured. It can also alert them to things like a severe allergy to a medication so that the healthcare team knows not to administer that medication. Lastly, it can help for people with hearing, vision, or mental health issues because the person who responds may need to find alternative ways to communicate.

As you can see, there are several uses for people to wear an engraved medical id. It can help the medical staff provide more effective and efficient treatment, help people get in touch with crucial family members, and make sure that the necessary people are able to appropriately communicate with the … Read More

A Healthy Lifestyle Is Not a New Year Resolution, It’s a Discipline

A healthy lifestyle from the start will decide how you will be in your midlife and beyond. However it won’t happen unless you make the right choices. Work out, eat healthy, sleep well and you will set yourself on the path to success. After about 40, most people have achieved biological adulthood, which is a nicer way to saying you have boarded the slow train to your inevitable mortality. You will start to realize the slow and gradual decline in your response to bodily activities and the resulting resistance in your bodily functions.

 

Eating unhealthy processed food, irregular sleep pattern and inactivity create low level inflammatory response in your body. This inflammation gradually increases overtime, contributing directly to the germination of every major disease plaguing mankind – obesity, diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease, just to name a few.

The first and foremost thing to focus on is Nutrition – what you eat. Add lots of green leafy vegetables, whole grains, organic poultry, dairy and fruits in your daily diet. Keep your body hydrated. Drink plenty of water and raw fruit juice as fluids help keeping body temperature low and removes toxins through perspiration (sweat) and excretion (urine). Keep a balanced share of carbohydrate, protein, good fats and minerals. These small changes in your diet will contribute to your overall wellbeing. Cut back unhealthy fats from your diet slowly and target on stopping to consume them completely. Unhealthy fats include: dark chicken meat, poultry skin, fatty pork cuts, beef and lamb and high-fat dairies include whole milk, butter and cheese. Common ways to cut back on unhealthy fats are listed below:

  • Instead of frying meat, Bake / Grill / Broil it. Don’t forget to take the skin off before cooking chicken or turkey
  • Instead of butter and cheese on
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