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Let this sink in - a list of pre-existing conditions lost under #Trumpcare: 

Rape, C-section, AIDS/HIV, acid reflux, acne, ADD, addiction, Alzheimer’s/dementia, anemia, aneurysm, angioplasty, anorexia, anxiety, arrhythmia, arthritis, asthma, atrial fibrillation, autism, bariatric surgery, basal cell carcinoma, bipolar disorder, blood clot, breast cancer, bulimia, bypass surgery, celiac disease, cerebral aneurysm, cerebral embolism, cerebral palsy, cerebral thrombosis, cervical cancer, colon cancer, colon polyps, congestive heart failure, COPD, Crohn’s disease, cystic fibrosis, DMD, depression, diabetes, disabilities, Down syndrome, eating disorder, enlarged prostate, epilepsy, glaucoma, gout, heart disease, heart murmur, heartburn, hemophilia, hepatitis C, herpes, high cholesterol, hypertension, hysterectomy, kidney disease, kidney stones, kidney transplant, leukemia, lung cancer, lupus, lymphoma, mental health issues, migraines, MS, muscular dystrophy, narcolepsy, nasal polyps, obesity, OCD, organ transplant, osteoporosis, pacemaker, panic disorder, paralysis, paraplegia, Parkinson’s disease, pregnancy, restless leg syndrome, schizophrenia, seasonal affective disorder, seizures, sickle cell disease, skin cancer, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stent, stroke, thyroid issues, tooth disease, tuberculosis, ulcers. 

This cannot pass the Senate, too – contact your senators, people!

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Teas for Witches: the Basics

I can talk about tea literally all day (and I have because I’ve worked in a spice and tea shop for years), and there is SO much to talk about with both health and magical benefits. Teas are made from tea leaves called camellia sinensis, with the exception of herbal teas/infusions. For this, I’m going to list magical and health benefits by type of tea.

Black Tea

Feminine * Earth * Winter * Strength * Stability * Death * Expelling Negativity * Alertness * Energy

Black tea is the most fermented and oxidized of all teas. Its tea leaves look shriveled and black. It combats heart ailments, digestive problems, high cholesterol, asthma, and breast/menstrual problems. Black tea also has a lot of caffeine (47 mg, still less than coffee) and too much of it can cause acidity issues in the stomach.  

Examples: English/Irish Breakfast Tea, Assam, Darjeeling, Lapsung Souchang, Ceylon, Earl Grey

**There is a subset of black tea called Pu-erh, a post-fermented black tea. Some consider this to be the “purest” of all teas and connect it to the aether, as it is rare and valuable.

Green Tea

Masculine * Fire * Summer * Passion * Healing * Conscious Mind * Sexual Health * Love * Energy * Progress * Magic

Green tea is slightly steamed but not fermented, which maintains its green color. It has many health benefits, such as detoxifying, reducing cholesterol and weight, boosting immunity and stamina, and reducing blood glucose. It has less caffeine than black, but still some. 

Examples: Jasmine, Sencha, Matcha, Gyokurocha, Genmaicha, Hojicha, Gunpowder, Dragonwell

Oolong Tea

Feminine * Water * Autumn * Reflection * Meditation * Wisdom * Serenity * Concentration * Romance * Friendship

I always describe Oolong as being between Green and Blacks, since it is half fermented. It can help manage weight and stress, balance blog sugar levels, remove free radicals, and promote healthy skin and bones. HOWEVER, too much can actually speed up bone degradation because it sweeps away excess calcium. And beware of its high caffeine content (I used to drink Raspberry Wulong to pull all-nighters).

Examples: Milk Oolong, Formosa, Wulongs

White Tea

Masculine * Air * Spring * Happiness * Wisdom * Moon * Purification * Protection * Clarity * Cleansing * Beginnings

White tea is a little harder to find. Either the tea leaves are plucked as immature leaves and steamed, or the leaves have not been processed (there seems to be little consensus across cultures). Some have a small amount of caffeine. It’s a great antibacterial and antioxidant, and it improves the heart, oral health, and skin. Drinking a couple cups works better than one, and you can reuse the tea leaves, granted that the second cup will brew longer.

Examples: White teas come in many flavors and are usually labeled as white tea. You may need to seek out a tea shop to find some.

Herbal Tea

Magical properties depend on which herbs are used

This tea seems to be the most popular for witches on tumblr, because it is composed of dry, unprocessed herbs, seeds, fruits, or roots, and has no caffeine (as long as the herb doesn’t!). There are many recipes online as herbals are easy to make. In general, herbal tea promotes calm, reduces cholesterol and risk of heart conditions, cancers, and diabetes. Due to its lack of actual tea leaves it has less antioxidants than other teas. Some don’t even call it a tea, but dub it Herbal Infusion.

Examples: Rooibos, most Chais, Ginseng, Chamomile, Peppermint, Spearmint, Hibiscus

**Yerba Mate is an herbal tea that is notorious for its high caffeine levels (you’ve probably seen the energy drink). It also zaps one’s appetite and can become addictive, so be careful around this tea!

As always, feel free to add/message me of any corrections, and I hope you find your cup of tea!

Bob Harper had a heart attack.  Now leave fat people alone.

Bob Harper, a former trainer on the Biggest Loser, has been one of the fittest men on television for over a decade.  He had a massive heart attack a couple of weeks ago and was hospitalized for eight days.

Bob Harper – a fitness guru who’s the host of “The Biggest Loser” – suffered a heart attack that left him unconscious for 2 days.

Harper tells us he was working out in a NYC gym 2 weeks ago when he collapsed. A doctor who was also working out administered CPR and used paddles to keep Bob alive.

The 51-year-old was taken to the hospital and says he woke up 2 days later. He was hospitalized for 8 days and is still in NYC – he lives in L.A. – because his doctors have not cleared him to fly.

(cont. TMZ)

Heart disease and heart attacks run in Bob Harper’s family and he says it’s all genetics.  I’m sure he’s absolutely right, but why are we okay agreeing with a fit man who says his heart attack was genetics while we view fat people who say “it’s genetics” with such disdain?

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If you or a loved one have a pre-existing condition, your insurance premiums and deductibles will skyrocket under the Republican (non) healthcare plan, or may be denied coverage. Pre-existing conditions include, but are not limited to:

AIDS/HIV,
acid reflux,
acne,
ADD,
addiction,
Alzheimer’s/dementia,
anemia,
aneurysm,
angioplasty,
anorexia,
anxiety,
arrhythmia,
arthritis,
asthma,
atrial fibrillation,
autism,
bariatric surgery,
basal cell carcinoma,
bipolar disorder,
blood clot,
breast cancer,
bulimia,
bypass surgery,
celiac disease,
cerebral aneurysm,
cerebral embolism,
cerebral palsy,
cerebral thrombosis,
cervical cancer,
colon cancer,
colon polyps,
congestive heart failure,
COPD,
Crohn’s disease,
cystic fibrosis,
DMD,
depression,
diabetes,
disabilities,
Down syndrome,
eating disorder,
enlarged prostate,
epilepsy,
glaucoma,
gout,
heart disease,
heart murmur,
heartburn,
hemophilia,
hepatitis C,
herpes,
high cholesterol,
hypertension,
hysterectomy,
kidney disease,
kidney stones,
kidney transplant,
leukemia,
lung cancer,
lupus,
lymphoma,
mental health issues,
migraines,
MS,
muscular dystrophy,
narcolepsy,
nasal polyps,
obesity,
OCD,
organ transplant,
osteoporosis,
pacemaker,
panic disorder,
paralysis,
paraplegia,
Parkinson’s disease,
pregnancy,
restless leg syndrome,
schizophrenia,
seasonal affective disorder,
seizures,
sickle cell disease,
skin cancer,
sleep apnea,
sleep disorders,
stent,
stroke,
thyroid issues,
tooth disease,
tuberculosis, and
ulcers

Republicans in Congress have exempted themselves and their staff members from losing the ACA protections that cover pre-existing conditions.

Historically, when humans have sought a reliable source of calories – particularly one that can be readily nabbed from an unsuspecting animal with minimal exertion and zero horticulture skills – we have often turned to eggs.

We’ve pilfered the ova of countless creatures since Neolithic times. But it is the nutritive and symbolic capacities of the humble bird egg, primarily that of the chicken, that we have most consistently championed: reliable nourishment, a hangover cure, an emblem of rebirth — when necessary, a supreme projectile.

Yet in the late 1970s, our egg appreciation soured. Doctors realized that excess cholesterol in our blood predicts a higher risk of heart disease. Cholesterol is a fatty substance necessary for digestion, cellular function and the production of hormones. When too much of it shuttles through our blood supply, it can accumulate on artery walls and up our risk for heart attack and stroke. By extension, many physicians of the day assumed that eating high-cholesterol foods like butter, red meat and eggs was probably disastrous for our health and should be avoided. Fat phobia ensued.

We now know it’s more complicated than this.

Unscrambling The Nutrition Science On Eggs

Photo: Kelly Jo Smart/NPR

Quick fact. Ready?
Green tea is amazing. Not only does it contain many polyphenols and antioxidants, but it aids in weight loss by boosting metabolism. By a compound known as EGCG, it also may help to reduce high cholesterol and by lowering LDL levels in the blood, thus reducing risk of blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.

Now THATS pretty amazing.

Ugh.... health issues

So my husband has been lacking all forms of motivation lately. He gets home from work and he is generally exhausted. He almost never wants to do anything and he has little to no sex drive.

Well I finally talked him into going into the doctors to get checked out so we know what we are dealing with.

Not only does he have low testosterone… but his cholesterol is THROUGH THE ROOF. I never in my life thought at 25 I would be concerned about my husband, who is the same age as me, possibly having a heart attack.

Cholesterol should be under 200…. and anywhere over 240 is considered HIGH RISK for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke…. his cholesterol came back at 287…. 287!!!!! That is literally the worst cholesterol I have ever heard of in a man that’s only 25…

So of course I am freaking the fuck out. I knew he wasn’t healthy… He is about 50-60lbs over weight… he only eats right when he is eating what I cook… other times he goes to the gas station or some kind of fast food place to eat. And then when I get home and he is hungry when I’m not he makes hot pockets or burritos. Well all that is ending today. Thankfully this has scared him into reality… thankfully the things I have been saying to him are finally being taken seriously.

But I hate that it had to come to this… I hate that now we have to possibly do cholesterol medication and testosterone injections until he gets back in shape and develops better eating habits.

I hope that this road is easier than it feels like right now…. I hope my husband not only develops a better life style… but I really hope that he feels better soon.

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The Shaolin Cowboy: Who’ll Stop the Reign? #2 (of 4)

Geof Darrow (W/A/Cover), Frank Cho (Variant cover), and Dave Stewart ©
On sale May 24 • FC, 32 pages • $3.99 • Miniseries
The Shaolin Cowboy hits town, and it hits back. With King Crab in hot pursuit, he runs straight into the not-so-kosher menace of HOG KONG and his twisted tale of ham-fisted revenge. High-cholesterol-fueled action served up hot with plenty of chasers!

Gardenia

Gender: Feminine

Planet: Moon

Element: Water

Spiritual Attributes: Promoting peace/repelling strife, protection from outside influences. Carry or wear to attract love or friendship. Burn with other healing herbs to bring peace and comfort to one who is ailing. Use dried flowers in healing incenses and mixtures. Scatter around a room to bring peaceful vibrations.

Medical Uses: People take gardenia by mouth for anxiety, agitation, bladder infection, bleeding, cancer, constipation, depression, diabetes, fever, gallbladder disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, the flu, trouble sleeping, liver disorders, menopausal symptoms, pain, swelling of the pancreas, and rheumatoid arthritis. It is also used as an antioxidant, to reduce swelling, and to improve the immune system. Gardenia is applied to the skin for bleeding, wound healing, sprains, and muscle soreness.

The Visceral (Belly) Fat Diet

Want to gain weight and target your belly? Perhaps you are looking for a beer belly or a hanging belly or just want to outgrow your clothes quickly. Speak to any nutritionist and they will tell you that there is no way to target your fat gain to any specific region, this is true, with one exception – visceral fat gain, that is, belly fat. This is the fat that surrounds our internal organs, and there are certain steps you can take in your life and your diet to promote visceral fat gain.

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I’m Jewish and I do not agree with the American Health Care Act (AHCA) that the Republicans are about to put into law.  Not only will it take healthcare away from 24,000,000 Americans, but it does not recognize preexisting conditions such as pregnancy, rape, depression, anxiety, autism, high cholesterol, ulcers, migraines, ADD, addiction, Bipolar Disorder, Cancer, Diabetes, Crohn’s Disease, diabetes, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Kidney Stones, Leukemia, Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke,Sleep Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, Eating Disorders, Blood Clot, Tuberculosis, Heart Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Sleep Apnea….

As a Jew, I believe that to “save a life, is to save the world” because all human beings are created “in the Image of God” (Gn. 1:27).

#resist

okay, real talk now.

SO. Because of my cholesterol, it prevents me from eating a lot of what I honestly love and wish to eat all the time. I have to stay away from dairy fats, fatty meats, and anything high in cholesterol. 

So. I was thinking about it and like, what if I were to become vegan? I mean, not only would I be eating completely healthy, AND clean, I’d probably feel better about my body and what’s inside me because it’s all simply good for you. 

I’d have to do a ton of research and find out foods to replace the vitamins and such and get vitamin supliments, but I’m positive it would do good for my body. 

Starting August, it’ll be a trial run. I’m gonna try. I’ll see how it makes me feel different and such, and I dunno.
What do you guys think? 

Basic Nutrition Vocabulary

Originally posted by throughthick-and-thin

General

栄養 「えいよう」 Nutrition

栄養学 「えいようがく」 Nutritional science

カロリー  kcal, Calorie (measurement of エネルギー)

エネルギー Calorie (The one on food packaging)

エネルギー摂取 「エネルギーせっしゅ」 Calorie Intake

栄養素 「えいようそ」Nutrient

3大栄養素 「さんだいえいようそ」 Macro-Nutrients

  • 炭水化物 「たんすいかぶつ」 Carbohydrates
    • 食物線維 「しょくもつせんい」 Dietary Fiber
  • タンパク質 also written 蛋白質「タンパクしつ」Protein
  • 脂質 「ししつ」Fat (the type you consume)

微量栄養室「びりょうえいようしつ」 Micro-nutrients

  • ビタミン Vitamins
  • ミネラル Minerals

飽和脂肪酸 「ほうわしぼうさん」 Saturated fat

不飽和脂肪酸 「ふほうわしぼうさん」 Unsaturated fat

栄養失調 「えいようしっちょう」Malnutrition


Food Related

食品 「しょくひん」 Food items

食事バランスガイド 「しょくじバランスガイド」 Food Balance Guide, similar to Food Pyramid

  • 主食 「しゅしょく」 Staple food (Rice, bread, etc.) recommended 5-7 servings a day
  • 副菜 「ふくさい」 Side dish (mushrooms, potatoes, pickled foods, etc.) recommended 5-6 servings a day
  • 主菜 「しゅさい」 Main dish (meat, fish, tofu, etc.) recommended 3-5 servings a day
  • 牛製品 「ぎゅうせいひん」Dairy products, recommended 2 servings a day
  • 果物 「くだもの」Fruits, recommended 2 servings a day
  •  「みず」Water, no recommended amount/ as needed
  • お茶 「おちゃ」Tea, no recommended amount
  • 運動 「うんどう」 Exercise

特定保健用食品 「とくていほけんようしょくひん」 Designated health food

特保 「とくほ」 Abbreviation of 特定保健用食品 ↑

植物性 「しょくぶつせい」 Plant products

動物性 「どうぶつせい」 Animal products


Related Health Issues

コレステロール値 「コレステロールち」Cholesterol levels

  • 善玉コレステロール 「ぜんだまコレステロール」 HDL “good” cholesterol
  • 悪玉コレステロール 「あくだまコレステロール」 LDL “bad” cholesterol

高コレステロール血症 「こうコレステロールちしょう」 High cholesterol

肥満「ひまん」 Obesity

糖尿病「とうにょうびょう」 Diabetes

憂鬱「ゆううつ」 Depression

心臓病「しんぞうびょう」 Heart disease

高血圧「こうけつあつ」 High blood pressure

クワシオルコル  Protein malnutrition 

If you’ve made it this far and would like more vocabulary related to the medical field I would recommend taking a look at @iyakuhonyaku

susiethemoderator  asked:

leak your skin care regiment!!

Lol im a Bum and a Humble Potato but here goes:

I only use cream cleansers or cleansing oils (Tatcha cleansing oil is really good but you can make your own from jojoba oil and a bit of mint or tea tree or whatever you like) cuz i have sensitive oily skin (no sodium lauryl sulfate for my skin)

(Gentle) Facial cleansing brush (from anywhere tbh)

Occasional enzyme peels (start with affordable enzyme products like Freeman (sold in walgreens and walmart) and work ur way up if need be. they get rid of dead skin buildup that the brush doesnt catch. I do these once every few months)

AHA serum (advanced clinicals is the brand) nightly

Witch hazel as my toner (dickinsons brand), the body shop vitamin E toner (pink bottle), or rose water (I don’t have a specific brand I use)

Glycolic acid (25%) night cream every other night or every 3 nights depending on how much scarring/blemishes i have if at all

Aveeno moisturizer for my face during the day

Various face masks (queen helene mint mask is how i get rid of pimples) and Freeman makes cheap nice ones you can find in Walgreens and Walmart to test the waters

Shit tons of water and fruit

Avoid high amounts of cholesterol (gives me cystic acne, everyone’s different tho)

Take my vitamins (careful with vitamin b overload if u have cystic acne)

I avoid dairy (fucks with my skin)

Hopefully i was helpful in some way boo ✨💕

Spring is coming soon and I know all of you will begin seeing red clover around… So here are some of its benefits!

Red clover treats menopause and period symptoms.
Red clover minimises the risk of osteoporosis and maintains strong and healthy bones, especially in women at risk for fragile, frail, and breaking bones. After menopause, lower levels of oestrogen reduce bone density.
Red clover reduced high blood pressure and high cholesterol. It is very helpful for maintaining a healthy heart.
Isoflavones in red clover minimise the risk of certain cancers, especially ones related to hormone balance and changes like prostate cancer.
Isolavones also reduce skin inflammation, treat eczema, psoriasis, and other rashes.
Red clover helps protect against and heal respiratory infections.

Use as a tea or tincture.

The Wiccan’s Glossary

Jackson, Miss., is the ‘fattest city in America’

WalletHub announced the rating Wednesday with the release of its Fattest Cities in America study. Analysts “compared 100 of the most populated U.S. metro areas across 17 key indicators of weight-related problems.”

According to the study, Jackson is the No. 1 city in the nation for diabetes. 

It took second place spots for the percentage of physically inactive adults and the percentage of adults eating fewer than one serving of fruit or vegetables a day.

The state capital scored fourth for percentage of adults with high blood pressure, seventh for the percentage of obese adults and two 10th-place spots for adults with high cholesterol and access to healthy food.

Anonymous suggested: I would like to see shamy (specially sheldon) like parents but dealing whith the disciplinary part of parenting, nothing serious a missed curfew, a class skipped, something like that. Thank you very much

Sheldon was in his kitchen sneaking some ice cream one night. It was nearly midnight, but Amy always watched him like a hawk these days. One high cholesterol blood test and a father who died of a heart attack and suddenly Sheldon wasn’t allowed to stuff himself with sweets anymore. Since he couldn’t sleep, he decided to use the opportunity to steal some ice cream from the freezer.

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Steven Ogg: When the roads are reopened and it’s time to drive back….despite high cholesterol music trax…. #fernie #family #timespent #snowshoeing #frozenbeard