TO IMPROVE YOUR MOOD… DO THESE 10 EASY THINGS!

TO IMPROVE YOUR MOOD… DO THESE 10 EASY THINGS!

You My Sunshine!

1. GO FOR A WALK
2. SING, YOU CAN SING ALONG TO MUSIC- try RENNEW.COM
3. START YOUR DAY MAKING A LIST OF WHAT YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR
4. FLOWERS- BUY THEM OR PICK THEM FOR YOU
5. READ JOKES, LAUGH OUT LOUD
6. PUT ON SOME MUSIC AND DANCE, DANCE LIKE NO ONE IS WATCHING
7. LOOK AT YOUR ‘TO DO LIST’- PICK ONE AND ‘JUST DO IT’
8. DO A RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS,
9. SMILE
10. PLAY WITH YOUR FAVORITE PET
BONUS: CALL YOUR BEST FRIEND, SOMEONE YOU LOVE!

Not Seeing Too Well???

People that are age 19 to 40, usually enjoy healthy eyes and good vision. The most common eye and vision problems experienced by this age group are visual strain and/or eye injuries. It is important to maintain an optimal lifestyle that includes nurturing your eyes from stress and injury; by doing so you avoid many vision issues. Exams every 2 years is recommended by the American Optometric Association (AOA) unless there is a history of chronic disease or illness putting you at higher risk.
5 Tips Promoting Good Vision

1 Eat Healthy — Goal to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables each day. Eat only fruits that are in season. Choose foods rich in antioxidants especially leafy, green vegetables and fish.

2 Don’t Smoke — Smoking not only exposes eyes to a extreme amounts of levels of noxious chemicals, it contribute to advance aging including a higher risk for developing macular degeneration and cataracts. .

3 Exercise Regularly — Exercise, no excuse. Not only does it improve circulation, it increases oxygen to the eyes and aids in the removal of toxins.

4 Wear Sunglasses — You must protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays when outdoors. Invest in sunglasses with UV-A/B filtration.

5 Periodic Eye Examinations — Prevention, prevention and prevention…Usually, vision is stable during these years. Regular examinations of are essential to protect your eyes.
Coping with Daily Visual Stress
Eyestrain is a common occurrence in today’s visually demanding world no matter the circumstance… for college students or individuals in the work environments that include poor lighting, working distance, improper seating and coupled with long hours lead to fatigue and discomfort. Signs and symptom of eye strain include the following
• Sore or tired eyes
• Itching or burning sensations in the eyes
• Sensitivity to light
• Dry or watery eyes
• Headaches
• Difficulty focusing

4 Simple Steps To Reduce Eyestrain At Work and Play:
• Workplace Adjustments
Place your computer monitor below eye level which makes you look slightly downward, easing strain on the eyes and neck.
• Proper Lighting
Essential to combat fatigue, and comfort-ability- if you are squinting, the lighting is too harsh. Using a shaded lamp the is adjustable is help.
• Rest Breaks
Throughout the day give your eyes a chance to rest. Take several minutes every hour to look away from the computer and allow your eyes to re-adjust. Consider standing up and walking around or doing alternate tasks that do not require extensive near focusing. Blink often to refresh the eyes and use artificial tear solutions, if necessary.
• Posture
Structure is function… sit up straight and use a chair that is adjustable.

STAT…
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports approximately 2,000 U.S. workers sustain job-related eye injuries requiring medical treatment each day. Amazing, more injuries to the eye result from misuse of products at home rather than on the job. Making a 60% of all product-related eye injuries occur in and around the home/Prevent Blindness America.

Protecting Your Eyes from the Sun
Think you are safe on an overcast day- NO. Harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage both the skin and the surface of the eye. Because the effects are cumulative, the sun can increase the risk of certain types of cataracts and cancers of the eyelids. 2 kinds of light, IVU and BLUE light have the potential to damage the retina, the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye, without it, you would be blind. Wear a hat and wear sunglasses frequently even when it is cloudy. Sunglasses should block mostly all the UV-A and B radiation and 75% and above visible light.

Ask Dr Pat…

A New Concept in Medicine- YOU!

As a LifeStyle Medicine Strategist, I do not treat cancer, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, heart disease or menopause for example… I DO  NOT treat Disease, end of story. My goal is to target in on what is not working in the body causing a problem. Given two people with the same ‘diagnosis’, it is imperative to find what is at the root. What might be true of one person may be totally different that t…he next with the same signs and symptoms. Yes, you can have identical signs and symptoms, but have TOTALLY different reasons why the problem exist! That is why Western Medicine FAILS again, and again!
It makes sense, right? You have to look at your environment also, as there may be chemical sensitivity, or mineral deficiencies, or a gut issue like parasite or bacteria that is out of control. In some instances you need to look at Thyroid dysfunction and not just a preliminary test like levels of TSH which doctors check but do not usually go farther. A doctor of the future needs to look out his box… unfortunately you need to understand that they are only doing what they have been trained to do.
If you are not getting better with traditional medicine, then it is time to consider LifeStyle Medicine that is all about you, and looking at the real cause.
Be Well, Eat Well, Rest Well, Think Well (thoughts) and support a optimal functioning nervous system. If you want to know how…
Ask Dr Pat

Breast Cancer Test That is Pain Free, More Accurate Than A Mammogram- THE BREATH TEST!

A New Breast Cancer Detection Test Exist… you must insist on this TEST! THE BREATH TEST!

In the near future (I hope), gone will be the days of Mammograms that are painful (just ask any woman) and perhaps injure delicate tissue at the same time while radiating them, each and every year, in the name of “preventive medicine and early detection”. The reasons, the doctor will tell you are early detection to monitor and keep a watchful eye on your breast for early signs of- Breast Cancer. In literature I have read in the past, it sites mammograms as not diagnostic until after the age of 50.In many instances many doctors want to start taking mammograms much earlier, especially if there is a family history of Breast Cancer.

Medical science has finally found a way to detect breast cancer- more accurately and earlier than with painful mammograms that induce harmful radiation effects. The Columbian Presbyterian Medical Center, Georgia Tech, Emory University and the University of Ulm in German has found that ‘The Breath Test (TBT)” can find cancer even before a mammogram. In short, that is important because mammograms can elicit many negative readings for many years before a Cancer actually shows up in the first place versus TBT which can pick up the Cancer much earlier. Research has shown that if TBT is NEGATIVE, you DO NOT need a mammogram. Fact- a Negative Breath Test is… superior to mammograms. Mammograms have many false positives which make woman go through biopsies, worry, expense and associated surgical/anesthesia risk. I had that very experience myself and had a biopsy that was negative from a false positive on a mammogram, and that cost for an hour procedure in Boston, MA. $6000.

What is ‘The Breath Test’ and what does it measure?
TBT is simple. It is performed by a patient (men/women) who breathes into a tube which has an absorbent pad that captures a breath sample and analyzed by a sensor. It is that easy. The contents are evaluated to what if any chemicals are present. It looks for specific patterns in the compounds it traps to see if there is the presence or absence of Cancer. The test measures organic compounds expelled from the lungs and identifies the ones that are linked directly to Breast Cancer. The two chemical of interest are: alkanes and methylalkanes. In the study conducted on TBT it revealed and distinguished 94.1% sensitivity in women who had and woman who did not have Breast Cancer. That is astounding!
Remember that it is well documented that women who have had biopsies and have Cancer have higher levels of environmental chemicals such as pesticides, toxins from auto and industrial exhaust; plasticizers form our food and air, heavy metal and other chemical compounds. These chemicals are called ‘Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and are considered, a global epidemic because they are being found more and more in populations. When VOCs accumulate to an amount that the body can no longer handle it expresses itself as a disease. There is an abundance of free radicals that eat at the cell membranes and produce… alkanes and methylalkanes.

The very good news is… we can measure these chemicals, the VOCs and nutrients deficiencies caused by the perpetual exposure to these chemicals. Because of TBT giving a new meaning to early detection and its accurate information- we can correct the deficiencies and eliminate the Cancer causing chemicals in your body. Food for thought… but do not wait.

If you have any questions… Ask Dr Pat.