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More and more people are considering gastric sleeves and other weight loss surgery options as treatments for dangerous levels of obesity. While most of us hope we are able to control our weight through diet and exercise alone, the unfortunate reality is that some people find their weight problems don't respond to simple calorie counting – for a variety of reasons, they may find themselves excessively obese and none of the normal weight loss fads seem to have an effect.
That makes gastric sleeve surgery, a simple weight loss surgery procedure, an attractive option. A gastric sleeve can restrict how much food you are able to eat and thus how many calories you absorb, fundamentally changing how your body works. But what can you eat once you have a gastric sleeve? Here's everything you need to know about a proper gastric sleeve diet.
What is a Gastric Sleeve?
The gastric sleeve procedure is a surgery to change the size and shape of the stomach, altering how the body absorbs food. Normally the stomach can be seen as essentially a “bag”: it can hold a large amount of food which remains there for some time as nutrition is absorbed. However, by removing a portion of the stomach it can be reduced to about a fourth of its normal size, and reshaped like a “sleeve” that passes food through quickly. This is the gastric sleeve procedure.
This procedure doesn't just reduce how much food you can eat; it changes the stomach's activity at a basic level. One of the major benefits of a gastric sleeve procedure is that the part of the stomach that remains is largely unable to produce ghrelin, a hormone that induces hunger and tells the body to crave calories. With less ghrelin, eating patterns are easier to change and satiety is easier to accomplish.
Additionally, the body absorbs fewer calories from food because it spends less time in the stomach.
The Gastric Sleeve Diet
A gastric sleeve is not reversible, and it alters how and what you can eat. Following the prescribed diet is vital to both post-surgery recovery and long term health and safety.
You will need to work with your doctor or a dietitian to create a personal diet that addresses all of your unique health needs, but as a general rule you can expect your diet to progress in four parts:
Right after surgery.
In the days after surgery, you will need to consume only clear liquids, totaling less than 1,000 calories per day. You will also need to consume a large amount of water to stay hydrated.
First two weeks.
For about two weeks after surgery, you can consume a wider variety of liquids but no solid food, and must stay within 500-1,000 calories a day. Hydration remains important, as is receiving enough protein – often from protein powders dissolved in water.
First two months.
During the rest of the two months following surgery you will be able to eat some soft and moist foods, as long as you are able to effectively puree them with your teeth. Seeds, crunchy foods and raw fruit or vegetables absolutely cannot be consumed. Calories must be under 1,400 a day and protein should be about 30% of your diet.
Once the above stages are complete, you can return to a more normal diet but should never go over 1,600 calories per day, and never more than 300-400 per meal. You still need to split your calories about 30% protein, 30% fat and the rest can be carbs. Fiber and a proper balance of vitamins will also be important.
This is just an example of a gastric sleeve diet, but most will be similar. At all times it's vital to follow your doctor's directions. It's important to remember that undergoing gastric sleeve surgery is a lifelong commitment to carefully control your diet.
Andrew's Aunt just went through a gastric sleeve procedure. Throughout her recovery he took note of a few things and decided to share them with others.
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"Chiropractic medicine dates back to the end of the 19th century when Daniel Palmer first developed systems for bonesetting and treating subluxations."
Medical doctors in one form or another have been around since the first civilizations thousands of years ago. But chiropracty has only been an established field of study and treatment for less than two hundred years.
The Father of Modern Chiropractic Medicine
Daniel David “D. D.” Palmer is generally credited with being the father of modern chiropractic treatment. According to various sources, Palmer performed his first adjustment in 1895 on a deaf janitor. His treatment combined elements of then-practiced treatments called bonesetting and magnetic healing.
How Subluxations were First Treated
In the 19th century, most physicians felt that fixing broken bones was not really worth their time or effort so patients went to a bonesetter. In addition to setting broken limbs, they also treated subluxations, which are partial dislocations. The treatment was to wrench the joint back into place.
In addition to discovering specific spinal adjustment Palmer also developed the philosophy of chiropractic treatment that became the foundation for the profession.
“I am not the first person to replace subluxated vertebrae,” Palmer once said, “but I do claim to be the first person to replace displaced vertebrae by using the spinous and transverse processes as levers...and to develop the philosophy and science of chiropractic adjustments.
About Daniel David “D. D.” Palmer
Palmer was born in Ontario, Canada, in 1845 and moved to the United States when he was 20 years old, eventually settling in Davenport, Iowa. In 1885, He became interested in magnetic healing and opened the Palmer Cure & Infirmary a couple years later.
In September 1895, Palmer learned that his office janitor, Harvey Lillard, had normal hearing for most of his life until the day he had been hunched over and felt something pop in his back. When he stood up, he couldn’t hear anymore. Palmer suspected the deafness and pop were related. So he checked the janitor’s back.
“I reasoned that if that vertebra was replaced, the man’s hearing should be restored,” he wrote in his notes. “With this object in view, a half hour’s talk persuaded Mr. Lillard to allow me to replace it. I racked it into position by using the spinous process as a lever, and soon the man could hear as before.”
Where did the Word Chiropractic Originate?
After that, Palmer perfected what he called hand treatments. He later coined the word chiropractic, which comes from the Greek words chiro (hand) and practic (operation).
He changed the name of his clinic to the Palmer School & Infirmary of Chiropractic and started accepting students in 1898.
Palmer believed spinal health affected overall health and could be the cause of myriad of ailments such as migraines because spinal adjustments to correct vertebral misalignments eliminated the nerve interference causing the patients’ complaints.
Although the chiropractic treatments have advanced significantly since Palmer’s time, the basic philosophy of a drug-free method of correcting vertebral subluxations remains.
My name is Ryan and I like to share information about healthcare-related issues, such as facts you should know about chiropractic, how to prevent injury when working out, and where to locate the best chiropractic care in South Scottsdale, AZ.
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"Sustaining a head injury can be life changing and the road to recovery can be a long and draining one. Here 7 myths of recovery"
The actual head injury recovery process
There are many self-help sites and books about brain injury (BI) recovery, but the simple fact is you will get better when your body feels well enough and begins to heal. That is not to say you should just sit and wait, but the process of recovery from brain injury is as unique to you as your BI itself. Treat it as special rather than a nuisance – recovery from any surgery or injury can be frustrating, but also rewarding when you start to see real progress which is sustained. Recovery can be a stop-start-going backwards process – and is as much an adventure of self-rediscovery and new self-discovery as recovery.
Head injury recovery takes place in the first year
This is not always true – the first year can give doctors and therapists a good idea of how you have been affected by your brain injury and perhaps how long it might take to recover. However, patients with brain injury progress towards normal life at a pace which is suitable for them and the injury – and continue progressing in most cases, especially as therapies and treatment advance. There is also nothing quite as satisfying as proving doctors wrong, so keep working steadily towards recovery and don’t get despondent if you feel you are not making as much progress as you would like – a breakthrough can happen at any time.
The head injury recovery “plateau”
The general feeling about head injury is that it gets underway and you improve noticeably, before improvement tails off and you hit a recovery plateau. Head injury patients can make progress at any time – and learn new skills or make new memories. UK neuroscientist Professor Adrian Owen has discovered even people supposedly in a persistent vegetative state are aware of their surroundings, are aware of new relationships in their lives (eg nieces or nephews born after their head injury) – and their brain reacts to instructions even if they are unable to communicate verbally or physically.
Making friends with Medication
After brain injury you may be presented with a medicine chest to help treat a wide array of problems. All medications have side effects and interact with each other – and even herbal or complementary medicines from a health food shop can cause adverse reactions or interact with pharmaceuticals. Some drugs can also result in the opposite of their intended effect after brain injury, or if you take them and do not need them – for example, people without schizophrenia who take drugs to treat the condition may develop it because the drugs alter the way the neurotransmitters in the brain work. Discuss with your doctor the medications which will suit you and will help with any symptoms of your brain injury, such as drugs to treat seizures or pain – but don’t rely on drugs as the solution to recovery, or go to the extreme and try and cope without drugs if they do help you.
The IQ Test
Some patients with head injury may be subjected to IQ tests to measure their progress – a normal IQ (ie over 100) may indicate a return to normalcy, some health specialists think. However, IQ is nothing to with a return to normalcy after head injury – even if you can be bothered to apply yourself to the test in the first place. IQ tests usually measure logic and reasoning – but a certain type of logic and reasoning and some experts believe that with practice, people can learn how to score well on IQ tests. After head injury, you need to be able to function as well as possible in daily life – and enjoy as much of your life as possible (and even your therapies and treatments). Professor Stephen Hawking has an IQ of 160 – less than 1% of the population scores this highly, but he is probably more enthusiastic and focused about his work and daily life than his IQ and so should you be.
Cognitive therapies are now being used to treat a wide range of different conditions, from depression to lack of self-esteem. However, reprogramming the brain might seem like a cure for all ills, but therapies can sometimes be in the form of repetitive or tick-box solutions – or work by replacing negative attitudes with positive ones. In the case of neurolinguistic programming, experts say self-esteem and how well you interact with others can be changed by simply replacing words which convey negative thoughts with positive ones. Head injury and recovery from it can make you angry, however – and sometimes feel defeated. This is human nature and is perfectly normal and acceptable. These low periods are often necessary on the road to recovery as reflection helps you come to terms with what has happened and go forward from it. Retraining by repetition can help you on your way to recovery – and many therapies use this – but the warm support of family and friends you can feel at ease with can be the best rehab.
The Miracle Cure
Any patient with a serious condition or disease will be tempted to scour the world – or the World Wide Web – looking or a definitive cure for their condition to restore them to their previous health. This can be disappointing – but it is only human nature. Doctors generally are resistant to this type of over-optimism in patients, especially if alternative medicines or therapies are involved and these are untested. Faith is a great healer sometimes, though: one experiment found that patients who were prayed for during surgery – whether religious or not and whether they knew they were being prayed for or not – made a better recovery than other patients. Never give up – but be realistic and develop at your own pace, stick to your treatment plan and medication, and try as many new positive experiences in life as you can, as you never know which one may signal a new breakthrough in your progress.
Leo Wyatt is a freelance writer & journalist who graduated from Birmingham University and has particular interests in cars, sports, parenting, safety, politics, law and health. Leo has worked for several newspapers in the midlands but now spends most of his time writing articles for companies, websites and businesses on a freelance basis, primarily the brain injury experts who offer support and rehabilitation for individuals that require brain injury compensation services.
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Without the stability of the knee that it provides, you’re causing massive amounts of stress to your joints. Either way one looks at it, the ACL needs to be repaired. Unfortunately the only way to do that is through surgery.
Properly Diagnosing an ACL Tear
Sometimes it is impossible to diagnose without the help of a doctor. If there is any doubt, you have to get it seen immediately. The bent knee trick, though, is something that you can do now. If you can’t bend your knee at least a 90-degree angle, you can bet you have a tear. If you can’t walk on the leg in question then you have a problem.
There are cases where an ACL tear doesn’t require surgery – or need surgery. This is why you have to go to a doctor to determine that. For some, their activity level and livelihood can affect the injury which is why a second look is always a good idea. For other tears, though, surgery is required. If one partakes in ACL surgery, the patient has to prepare for it both mentally and physically. Surgery of any kind requires a mental part to tackling the problem.
Prepping for an ACL surgery requires some work. The goals of post-surgery are to reduce any swelling in the knee, get a normal range of motion for the knee, and walk somewhat normally. The latter may take a little time to do and can take a couple months to heal depending on the injury. For each tear, a surgeon will have a different take and method on the surgery.
A repaired ACL isn’t fixed by just tying the ligament back together, though that would be nice. Using tendons from other parts of body as a substitute for the torn ACL is an option (and probably the most popular option amongst doctors). Some surgery is done by opening the knee up (usually has a much longer recovery time) or arthroscopically (which is how the majority of athletes who suffer the injury like to have it done). There are options, but connecting the ligaments or reattaching them is an important thing to undertake, one that takes a skilled and steady hand. Not any surgeon can properly tackle ACL tears.
Much like the rotator cuff is for the upper body, the knee is the most important part of the body for the lower half. As such, the range of motion should be normal and care given to nurse these areas. A torn ACL hampers our ability to walk normally, taking us out of being able to do our daily activities.
Bouncing Back from the Surgery
Bouncing back from ACL surgery can be a challenge depending on your health before the tear, but almost all of them come back to normal. When you bounce back from surgery, your physical activities will be limited at first. If you have an office job, you can return to work as quickly as a week. Every case is different. Every knee is different. The recovery time will determine how strong your knee will bounce back afterwards. It is important to note that anyone who has an ACL tear can recover from it with no problem. It’s not the end of the world by any means. It may seem that way, but there are options on recovery.
Once you can start back with your daily routine, you should be fine. The problem is getting yourself in the position to be able to do that. Don’t try to overdo it after surgery. If you feel soreness or any kind of tenderness in your knee, stop. You don’t have to push it. When your body starts talking to you, listen to it. Even the toughest athletes will have a difficult time recovering sometimes.
Take your time in recovering from surgery and you’ll be back and at it in no time. Nurse your knee well and build up your strength. Anything can happen at any time so be prepared.
Donna Shannon is a highly successful surgeon practicing in Pasadena Heights, California. Donna recommends having ACL surgery if you have a torn ACL because it can be your best chance at full knee recovery.
Six years ago, a biologist named James Watson and a physicist named Francis Crick discovered DNA. See how DNA testing is benefiting people till this day.
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Six years ago, a biologist named James Watson and a physicist named Francis Crick discovered DNA. However, most sources suggest that people had been conducting research on DNA since the 1860s. Today, people can use DNA testing to find out all sorts of neat things. Below are some of the things that we can do with DNA testing:
Map Out Your Family Tree
All you have to do is pay $99 for a DNA test, and you will be able to find thousands of your relatives. There also websites like ancestry.com that help you find your relatives by comparing your DNA to the DNA of the people that they already have on record. Additionally, it is possible to find people from past generations by tracing DNA.
Solve Old Mysteries
Richard III was one of England’s most famous kings. When he died, no one knew where he was buried. However, the mystery was solved when his remains were found in a Leicester parking lot. Scientists found out the remains were indeed Richard III’s when they examined DNA from the bones and matched it to Michael Ibsen. Michael Ibsen was a descendent of Richard III’s sister.
That was not the first time that DNA had been used to identify the remains of a person. People believed for many years that Czar Nicholas III’s children had escaped during the Russian Revolution. However, a DNA analysis of bone fragments showed that the children had been killed along with the rest of the family.
Distinguish Your Mutt
Have you ever wondered why your dog enjoys digging holes in the yard? Are you also trying to find ways that you can keep your dog happy and healthy? Your dog cannot give you the answer to those questions, but his DNA can. There is a website called wisdompanel.com that gives information about dogs’ genetic background. This website will test your dog’s DNA against the DNA of over 190 dog breeds.
Make Predictions About The Future
Scientists can take saliva from the father and blood from the mother to determine whether the unborn child has a chromosomal abnormality that could lead to a genetic disorder. For example, a DNA test could reveal whether a child will develop Down’s syndrome, which is also known as trisomy 21.
Researchers are currently trying to develop tests that will determine whether a child will have autism and other intellectual disabilities. Furthermore, genetic testing can determine whether you are at an increased risk for developing certain illnesses, such as colon cancer or breast cancer.
Studies have shown that our ability to gain or lose weight is partially determined by our genes. They have also found that there are certain gene variants that may put some people at a greater risk for becoming obese.
Mike is currently blogging for Home DNA, a company that provides prenatal paternity testing and other forms of DNA testing. When he is not blogging, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.
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There are three main features of which women will have two of to be diagnosed. They may have cysts around their ovaries, no eggs released from the ovaries and/or a high level of male hormones.
- The cysts are underdeveloped follicles which contain undeveloped eggs. They often cannot release an egg at all. Women can have cysts anyway but a large number will indicate that they have this condition. It is possible to have PCOS and normal looking ovaries and also to have it and have no symptoms.
- These things can cause a selection of symptoms. They may have excessive body hair, light and irregular periods, acne, weight gain, infertility and hair loss form the head.
- As the symptoms are not always apparent or considered to be a problem, then it is not always obvious that there is a problem and therefore the condition may go undiagnosed until a woman starts to try to get pregnant and cannot.
The cause of PCOS is not actually known although there are a number of risk factors. These include a family history, not just of PCOS but also of high cholesterol and diabetes. Overweight women also have a higher risk of getting it.
It is felt that insulin has an influence as many women with PCOS have extra high levels of it. Being overweight can cause extra insulin to be produced and the insulin can cause the release of male hormones.
There is not one treatment, but a number of suggestions may be made. Overweight women may be asked to lose weight, although this will not be easy and may not eliminate the problem. To regulate periods, a contraceptive pill may be given, which can also help hair growth. Medication can be given to improve ovulation if the woman wants to try to have a child. Some women can be given medication to lower their blood sugar, if it is getting too high.
If a woman does not get treated then it could lead to problems in later life. It may mean that she will not be able to have children. It can be best to get the treatment when she is younger or at least the diagnosis so that appropriate measures can be taken when she does want children.
Infertility can be a difficult thing. If you keep trying for a baby and do not get medical help then it can be a depressing time. To have the support of your GP or a consultant, can make things a lot easier. It may be necessary to have fertility treatment, but at least knowing that this is a possibility, can make the whole business of trying to get pregnant, a lot easier.
Kristine is passionate blogger who occasionally contributes resourceful articles to Medisato.
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Adults Need Braces Too
Children and teens may not be the only ones needing corrective dental treatments. The adults who experience the same oral issues may also avail of the bracing treatment. The bracing process of the teeth may generally be the same with the children’s, but the results of the treatment come later for the adults. This is because facial bones among adults are no longer growing and some bracing procedures done to them may not be enough to solve the problem. This is the reason why you need to correct your oral problem the soonest possible time or face additional surgeries later.
Major Parts of Dental Braces
Your corrective dental braces are commonly called dental appliances. They have significant parts with distinct functions for the correction of your teeth alignment.
- Brackets – these are usually composed of metal, ceramic, composite, or combinations. There are now breakthroughs in the composition of brackets which gives its user good comfort.
· You can now choose from various bracket shapes and colors.
· Gold-plated brackets can now be affixed, as well.
· New generation brackets are smaller. They can even become invisible as they are attached at the back of the teeth.
- Arch Wires – These are wires attached to the brackets that function to move the teeth to its proper position through constant pressure. These wires are made flexible so that they can go back to their original shape.
Aiming For a Confident Smile
To be able to achieve a confident smile, your teeth should look fantastic. Yet, with visible corrective braces, you may tend to lose that inner spark of courage. This problem has led to the innovation of a fresh breakthrough in dental technology with the use of invisible braces.
They are called as such not merely because they are found on your teeth. They are still attached to your teeth, but are conveniently hidden behind them. There is no way you can correct your teeth position if you will not wear your braces. However, wearing shimmery metal braces could just affect the way you handle yourself in front of people especially in job interviews, or simply in dating.
Malocclusions have always been a problem you have to deal with sooner. You should act on what are your available options to correct this dental problem. Moreover, talk to canberra dentist to refer you to a reliable orthodontist and discuss to you the proper incognito braces treatment you ought to use.
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Among the top 7 sports to improve your health is squash. It is an international sport played by two or four people. The best thing about squash is that you can play it alone. Therefore, you do not have to worry if you do not have someone to play with. You can simply pick your squash racket and play the sport against a wall. However, it is always important to play against someone as it raises the competitive spirit. The secret behind the health improvement is the physical movement involved as it helps to burn excessive fats. This helps in avoiding lifestyle diseases such as diabetes.
2. Football/ Soccer
Soccer is the most popular sports and probably the easiest one to play. You just need to join a few interested people, a football, and a playing ground and you are good to go. This sport involves much running; in fact, it can not be interesting without running. The fact that soccer involves physical movements makes it to be categorized among the sports that can improve your health.
3. Long distance running
Long distance running falls under the sports that help to improve health. However, sprint or speed running is also important. It is crucial for burning quick calories. It is also helpful for improving health in the long term. More important in improving your health is slow but constant long distance running.
There are various things you require to start playing tennis. The first thing you need a decent court for tennis is not like badminton, which can be played on any ground. In tennis, the ball is required to bounce. When you play tennis in the chilly cold weather of the winter, you will not only find your heart pounding, but your body will become warm. It also helps to burn excess fats from your body.
Among the sports that improve health, swimming is considered a safe sport. This is because without considering drowning, it is almost impossible to get injuries. It has its rules as well as styles that are used in this sport. You can engage in swimming just for fun or as a competition. Either way, the sport will help to improve your health.
There are many health advantages of cycling. For instance, it helps to avoid diabetes since it aids in insulin production in the body. More active cycling such as mountain biking may pose some risks, but it is important for your health. Therefore, you should not consider cycling as only a sport for fun. It is very crucial in improving your health.
Last but not the least among the top 7 sports to improve your health is hockey. It is an international sport with its own rules and methods. It falls under the active sports where a lot of running is required. To play this game, you require a hockey stick and a better playing ground. Therefore, it is an expensive sport especially when one is trying to start it in a community. However, there are ways one can get deals on cheap hockey equipments in order to save the start up cost.
These are the top 7 sports to improve your health. If you are searching for some sports that will improve your health, look no further because these sports improve your health in one way or the other. It is all about making your favorite choice.
Author Bio- This post has been written by Nicky Jiny. She is a Health and Fitness Expert.She recommends Diet Direct Company for providing best meal replacement shakes for weight loss.
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"In an attempt to preserve the knowledge gained from the Human Genome Project, NanoRosetta created a project to distribute copies of DNA. "
In an attempt to preserve the knowledge gained from the Human Genome Project which completed sequencing of the entire human genome in 2003, NanoRosetta created a Kickstarter project aiming to distribute copies of the genome to 80 Custodians spanning every continent. The genome is printed on five nickel discs using nanotechnology.
NanoRosetta Uses Nanotechnology for Long Term Analog Data Storage
NanoRosetta argues that the analog print is necessary for long term storage of the data, predicting that the discs will last for 10,000 years. While digital copies of the 130 books worth of information can be easily stored, they can only be read by software and hardware that could become lost and obsolete. To illustrate this point, the University of Lanceister actually printed the human genome in 130 volumes of 300 pages each, demonstrating that traditional analog archiving would require a whole room to store this volume of data. They estimate that the genome would take about 95 years to read cover to cover.
Seeking 80 People on Every Continent to Preserve Copies of Human Genome
In addition to storing this valuable information, the discs will make unique art pieces for the 80 Custodians. To obtain a copy, those interested must donate at least $1,250 to the project. Smaller donations can be made to receive recognition as a Noted Supporter. At the time of writing, the project is backed by 14 people who contributed $1,521 toward the goal of $100,000. The remaining funds must be donated in the next 39 days to keep the project going.
Carnegie Mellon University Moon Art Project Will Carry Human Genome in Lunar Lander
In collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University's Moon Art Project, one disc set will be packed into their lunar lander and sent to the moon by 2015. The moon's lack of atmosphere and liquid water makes it an ideal location to preserve the genome copy for a much longer period of time by minimizing any wear and erosion.
Additional Copies of Human Genome Will Be Donated to Archiving Organizations
Copies of the genome will also be donated to organizations such as the Long Now Foundation and the Internet Archive. NanoRosetta intends to distribute so many copies of the genome throughout the world and on the moon in order to protect the information from single-point failure in which a single natural disaster could wipe out the data.
The project will theoretically allow for the reconstruction of a human being after the event of human extinction. The discs can be retrieved using a metallurgical microscope, and sufficiently advanced biotechnology could reconstruct the sequence out of real DNA.
NanoRosetta also teamed up with the Long Now Foundation on a nanotechnology archiving project to preserve all human languages. The Rosetta Disk stores 13,000 pages of information and spans 1,500 languages.
Derek is currently blogging for GTL DNA, a paternity testing site. When he is not blogging or working, he enjoys relaxing with his family and golfing.