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on Apr 29, 2015 |
Three Ways Your Vitamix Blender Will Improve Health A good blender can do wonders for your health, especially if you get involved in the practice known as “juicing.” This term had a negative new wave connotation, but it’s much easier and more accessible today. Juicing is healthy, popular and fun. You’ll up the intake of veggies, improve your energy throughout the day and feel refreshed and ready to go. Detox Diet You’ve probably heard both sides of the detox debate, here are the facts. Your body does cleanse itself, but a detox done responsibly is one of the best ways to help this cleansing process. Good dieticians will specifically tell you not to over cleanse, and to be mindful of the signals your body is sending to you. A blender detox can be healthy if you do it properly, and you’ll feel great after it’s over. Increased Veggie Intake Kale, spinach and other leafy greens aren’t typically in the average person’s diet. Blending them into delicious and healthy smoothie recipes helps mask the taste, and, more importantly, allows you to cram even more veggies into your diet. Even people with a steady vegetable intake would benefit from adding more into their diets. Reduce Calories the Healthy Way Too often, we cut calories the way we cut expenses. Unfortunately, our bodies don’t work like our wallets do. We don’t get healthier, necessarily by cutting. At least not recklessly. Reducing caloric intake will help, but you need to make sure the calories you are getting are filling and useful to your body. Smoothies help reduce calories while packing more nutrients into the food you’re consuming. Bio: Blender Babes offers the Web’s most comprehensive review of Vitamix vs Blendtec. Save and order a certified refurbished Vitamix Blender or Blendtec blender from Blender Babes, or find easy and healthy...
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, Weight Loss
on Sep 19, 2013 |
The American Medical Association’s recent decision to reclassify obesity as a treatable disease may have serious repercussions for workers comp claims costs, according to a new report. While obesity itself in most cases will not be compensable as a workplace illness, the condition will certainly play a role in the way obese claimants receive medical treatment. And it could result in obesity being considered an outgrowth of the original workplace injury if an injured worker gains weight during rehabilitation. According to the California Workers’ Compensation institute, obesity may be deemed -a compensable consequence of injury, just as sleep disorders, sexual dysfunction and psychological disorders became common workers’ compensation ‘add-ons’ prior to passage of last year’s workers’ comp reforms.” “For example, this could be the case in claims where the employee remains off work and gains weight after being inactive for extended periods, or where they are treated with drugs that cause weight gain,” the institute wrote. Not only that, but workers who gain weight in sedentary jobs, such as long-haul trucking or desk jobs that require an individual to remain seated for extended periods o f time, may also file workers’ comp illness claims, it wrote in its report. ‘In such scenarios the viability of the claim would likely hinge on proving that the work actually caused the obesity, which would be an issue ripe for dispute and which could lead to additional litigation,” the institute wrote. “In light of the increasing evidence of genetic predisposition for various medical conditions, defining causation and relative causation will be critical in claims involving obesity, and also may arise in other employment areas such as pre-employment screening.” The change may end up significantly increasing the costs of claims for workers’ comp claimants who are already obese. And such claims are already expensive, according to the institute. The definition of obese is someone who has a body-mass index of 30 or more, and 35.7% of U.S. adults fall into this category. BMI is measured as a ratio of your weight to your height (weight divided by height). it is an imperfect measurement, as muscular individuals and athletes may tend to have higher BMls and may not be considered overweight or obese. To date, obesity in workers’ comp claims has been treated as a “co-morbidity” – a condition that occurs at the same time, but usually independent of the work-related compensable injury or illness. “For example, obesity as a co-morbidity within a workers’ compensation...
Posted by admin in Drugs & Pills
on Jun 25, 2013 |
The FDA telling us to be careful with Canadian drugs. More than over 1 million American’s are crossing the northern border in one way or another to buy drugs from Canada. Legitimate Canadian drugs go through rigorous testing as do the drugs manufactured in America. Some of the drugs from Canada are even manufactured in America. The main concern over Canadian drugs are that they are not approved by the FDA or they may be labeled incorrectly, or a horde of other excuses. The fact is Canadian drugs are cheaper than drugs in America and many America’s are willing to take the risk in order to rid themselves of the high cost of prescription drugs in America. How can Canadian drugs be cheaper than those in America? Drug prices are a very complex subject. Many different things come into play as to why different countries have different prices for the same drugs that are manufactured in America. In countries like Canada they have a government price regulation on drugs. Canada has a very different system in place to govern the price Canadian drugs. The regulatory agency does not just set a price and say that is it. The drug companies in Canada do set the price for their drugs, but they understand the regulations and how to use them properly in order to stay in business. Their mandate for Canadian drugs says that the prices of brand name drugs should be “not excessive”. This regulatory board checks prices twice per year to ensure that the mandate is in place in all Canadian drug companies. The guidelines they check are prices for Canadian drugs must not exceed the price of drugs that are used to treat the same problem. For new drugs, that do not have any competition must not be higher than the same drug found in 7 different countries(USA, Switzerland, Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, and Britain). They also use the Canada’s Consumer Price Index and the price must not increase above the rate of inflation. The FDA in America is trying to stop Americans from buying Canadian drugs. Congress has tried to pass bills in the past to allow Americans the right to buy Canadian drugs, but the bills have not been passed. Buying Canadian drugs is an issue that is being fought in several states in the U.S. Many states are trying to change laws where the states themselves will be able to purchase Canadian drugs, and...