Avocados Are A Natural Means Of Relieving Constipation In A Condition That Can Turn Deadly (Elvis Presley)

Avocados are a natural means of relieving constipation

People who take painkillers for medical issues, often suffer from constipation. Going days without a bowel movement can create great discomfort.

It is also very unhealthy and can lead to illnesses such as stomach cancer. Straining on the toilet to evacuate one’s bowel’s can result in fainting, heart attacks or brain hemorrhages.

In 1977 the late, legendary singer, Elvis Aaron Presley, was found dead in his Tennessee home. He was 42-years-old, which is young to die. Presley was found dead on his bathroom floor in a pool of his own vomit.

Presley had been straining on the toilet, experienced a cardiac arrhythmia and fell onto the bathroom floor. He was discovered with cold, blue skin.

10-years prior to his death, Presley at age 32 weighed a healthy 163-pounds. Problems emanating from Presley’s world famous career, which also spilled over into his personal life, created depression, overeating and a subsequent 200-pound weight gain.

Autopsy reports revealed 350-pound Presley had 30-pounds of undigested food (particularly red meat) in his bowels. The coroner reported his bowel was stretched to twice the normal length and width of the organ and contained an impacted stool (feces/doodoo) that was 4-months old.

Presley’s inability to properly expel excrement was poisoning his system. Presley needed a one time colon cleanse (water irrigation of the colon), then a regular diet of leafy vegetables, avocados, fruits and lean protein.

Elvis Presley is one of the top selling male recording artists of all time

In his last days, Presley had been abusing painkillers and other pharmaceutical drugs such as Demerol, Dilaudid, Quaalude, Percodan/Percoset and Codeine (the latter was ten times higher than the level normally prescribed by doctors).

In total the coroner found 10 prescription drugs in Presley’s system, many of which were being abused to unsafe levels (toxicity).

Presley had a history of trying illegal narcotics such as cocaine and marijuana. He also heavily drank alcohol at different intervals of his life. His eating habits were very poor.

Presley consumed large quantities of red meat, such as steak and pork chops. One of Presley’s favorites was a peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwich. Presley’s high fat, sugary diet clogged his colon.

The painkillers, fatty foods, red meat, sugary desserts, and absence of a sufficient amount of daily vegetables and water, created severe constipation in Presley.

Individuals with prolonged constipation have great difficulty evacuating their stools in a natural manner on the toilet. It can become painful, dangerously disrupt proper heart rhythms, and lead to rectal bleeding, as stools hardened, become larger and no longer pliable enough to naturally pass through the rectum.

Having natural foods on a daily basis such as half of a small avocado (an entire small avocado if the constipation is very severe), spinach leaves and lettuce is a great way to create regularity regarding going to the toilet and evacuating one’s bowels.

A heart healthy meal is a salad of lettuce, spinach leaves, sliced avocado, tomato and grilled chicken. If you are permitted to have salt in your diet, you may add it, as well as a few sprinkles of ground pepper and a small dash of apple cider vinegar (1 teaspoon) to the avocado.  Salt, pepper and vinegar really bring out the taste of avocados.

Avocado toast is another manner in which it can be consumed. This entails peeling the avocado and removing the flesh from the seed. Mash the avocado flesh on a piece of preferably whole wheat bread or toast. If you are permitted to eat salt, it can be added, along with pepper. It is great for breakfast or as a snack.

Drinking a sufficient amount of water each day also helps relieve constipation. Squeezing lemon or lime juice to water further aides in cleansing the system.

Taking Vitamins

There has been a significant amount of debate in medical and science circles regarding the usefulness and effectiveness of taking vitamins. Some are of the belief taking vitamins, especially consuming vitamin C to excess, is cancerous.

It is debatable that vitamins can cause cancer. There are many people who have taken vitamins for years and they have not developed cancer. Other factors are at play.

One thing is certain, it is best to get vitamins naturally from healthy food (lean proteins, fruits, vegetables). Taking vitamins, especially multi-vitamins, can create excessive hunger, which can lead to overeating and weight gain. This can throw the body’s system out of whack.

It has the appearance of synthetic vitamins being a mechanism that triggers hunger to prompt the individual to eat more food in order to gain additional vitamins.

Gummy vitamins, modeled on the gummy bear candy, is also a problem, as it contains refined sugar, which can lead to weight gain and if consumed in excess, be a gateway to diabetes. Diabetics should not consume vitamins with sugar present, as it can affect blood glucose levels.

Traction Alopecia

Due to trends in hairstyles regarding ponytails and braiding, more and more women have been suffering from “traction alopecia.” One of its primary causes is wearing hairstyles that pull the hair too tight, creating excessive traction (tight braids and pony tails pulled too tight).

Harsh products such as hard styling gels also tear out the hair. They clog the follicles and some women accidentally rip out their hair when the product is removed incorrectly. This can damage the follicle to the point the hair stops growing in the affected area.

Tight hairstyles create excessive hair loss, far greater than the standard amount of strands shed per day. It is best to keep the scalp clean, free from harsh products and hairstyles that pull the hair.  Weaves that are created by braiding the individual’s natural hair then sowing additional hair onto the head by using the braids as an anchor, can also cause traction alopecia.

The tight braids that the additional hair is attached to is often pulled during daily styling, which can create hair loss.  Hair extensions are added to hair using a special gum-like hair glue. It creates a tight hold. Some people improperly remove hair extensions in roughly pulling on it to break the seal. This takes out some of their hair in the process. The glue remover should be used to gentle break the seal and not the hair.

It is best to not constantly put your hair in tight hairstyles. The constant traction can give you bald spots and thinning of the hair. Keep the scalp clean and give it a chance to get air. Tight, slicked back hairstyles are not worth losing your hair over.

Pregnant Women, Nutrition, Exercise And Stress Avoidance

Women sometimes see pregnancy as a time to eat significant amounts of junk food. However, for the health of mother and baby, it is best to choose healthy, nutritious foods.

Well cooked fish, chicken, turkey and fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains are the best foods to choose. Be careful to avoid raw or under-cooked fish and meat, which could harbor pathogens and parasites.

Some women binge on junk food while pregnant. Poor eating habits, such as excessive sugar consumption, particularly refined sugar, can lead to diabetes, which would impact your health and that of your unborn baby.

Cravings for some foods will occur, such as fried chicken and chocolate, but be careful not to go on constant junk food binges during pregnancy.

Avoid smoking, drugs and alcohol consumption during pregnancy, as they can cause birth defects, miscarriages and still births. None of it is advisable during pregnancy (smoking, illegal narcotics use and excessive drinking regarding alcoholic beverages is not good for anyone’s health).

Avoid stress during pregnancy. When the mother is stressed and experiencing anxiety, the fetus experiences the same, due to increased levels of cortisol in the body. A stressed expectant mother can unintentionally create an environment for her unborn baby to develop “fetal distress.”

Women should also be careful of the pharmaceutical drugs they take during pregnancy, as some can cause birth defects and miscarriages. If you can avoid all pharmaceutical medication during pregnancy, it is best. Talk to your doctor about the risks of each pharmaceutical drug you currently take and the impact it can have on an unborn child.

It is also important to avoid dying or bleaching your hair during pregnancy. Healthcare professionals advise against this practice during pregnancy, as it can be harmful to the baby. Avoid all laser hair removal treatments as well, until you have safely given birth to your baby.

Excessive exercising during pregnancy can also be harmful, especially during a high risk pregnancy. After all, some women are order on bed rest during pregnancy. Exercise should be low impact and moderate. All exercise should also be approved by your licensed physician.

Pre-pregnancy weight is also important. Women who are overweight have greater difficulty conceiving and a higher risk of miscarriage. Get your body as healthy as possible in anticipation of pregnancy.

Aim to have as healthy and a natural pregnancy as possible, avoiding stress, toxins, chronic junk food binges and overly taxing activities. Enjoy your pregnancy as a happy time to nurture human life, bond with your unborn baby and relax. Have a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Genetically Modified And Scientifically Altered Foods Are Not The Best For Your Health

In an effort to cater to health conscious people, a number of food companies have produced products that are artificial versions of existing items, but with less calories and fat.

There are modified versions of butter and sugar, among other things, on the market, which have less or no calories, but contain chemicals that are not conducive to healthy neurological functions.

Some products were even branded cancerous in post-release studies, such as the formerly popular, alternative, chemical version of sugar, known as Saccharin.

Genetically modified and scientifically altered foods are not the best options for your health. Not to mention, the pesticides used during the growing process, as well as chemicals such as chlorine sprayed on fruits, vegetables and chicken for presentation purposes (to make them look more appealing) are not healthy.

Many non-organic meat products (including chicken) have been pumped full of hormones to make them bigger and look more appealing. When people go to the supermarket, they pick the biggest and plumpest chicken, turkey and cuts of beef, as it is more food and they look better on the table (that picturesque Christmas turkey or chicken). However, it is at a price, because these items do not natural grow to the sizes and shapes being presented in many major nations’ supermarkets.

These hormones in the food are causing girls to develop breasts at a younger age and more facial and bodily hair.

People should also be careful with their consumption of tofu and other soy products. Due to the fact many soybeans have been genetically altered and use certain methods of extraction to create soy products, coupled with the consumption levels by some, it is promoting cancer in select people.

While it is difficult to escape some genetically modified foods, especially if you live in a major world nation, one of the best things you can do is stay away from altered versions of sugar and butter, as much as you can. Some people consume real butter, but much less of it. Some consume brown sugar in moderation, rather than artificial sweeteners. Some consumer sea salt in moderation, rather than iodized salt.

Rather than artificial products, the more natural foods you choose the better for your health (fresh fruits, vegetables, black beans, lentils, brown rice and no more than 7 eggs per week if you have a healthy heart).

Some supermarkets, especially smaller ones, do not carry a wide variety of natural foods, which makes it more difficult to find the healthiest products. However, do try to buy more fresh fruits and vegetables. Additionally, buy genuine organic foods when you can afford to, as they aim to be chemical/pesticide free, which is better for your health.

Athletes And Heart Health

The human heart is vital to life. It is important that each person takes care of their heart. When you are an athlete, the risks become even greater. The general perception is athletes are in better shape and health than everyone else. However, there are some issues that need to be addressed.

Athletes have died from heart attacks while in training and during play. Their hearts failed for various reasons.

Congenital Heart Defects

Some athletes are born with a congenital heart defect that goes undetected and leads to an early death (hole in the heart, valve defect). It is best to see a cardiologist to evaluate your heart health and learn of the potential risks.

The Strain Of When You Train

Some athletes die from the strain sports places on their heart, which was unable to cope with the rigors of their sporting life.

Teens and adults who play sports have died from heart attacks. It varies from athlete to athlete. Therefore, each person must be individually evaluated by a licensed doctor.

The larger the athlete the more susceptible they are to a heart attack. The heart works harder to pump blood in larger people. When you add the rigors of sports to the equation, it can become a recipe for heart failure, if the necessary precautions are not taken.

Athletes need to take care of their heart health. There are a number of ways to do so.

Caffeine And Sports Drinks

Limiting caffeine intake is a smart step to not overstimulating the heart. Some athletes live on sports drinks. Some brands of sports drinks are packed with caffeine. The premise behind it is caffeine makes people more energetic. However, too much caffeine can lead to a heart attack.

Years ago I read about a store manager who had four sports drinks to keep him energetic at work during the night shift and he died of a heart attack.

Just the same and even more so, an athlete consuming too many sports drinks and working out/training/playing would induce a massive heart attack.

Cocaine

Some athletes take cocaine when they are depressed due to career problems. This is not a good idea for anyone, but even more so for an athlete, who is already working their heart in practice and play, more than the average person. Cocaine wreaks havoc on the body, especially the heart. It speeds up the heart rate to unsafe levels, which can lead to a heart attack. It also narrows the arteries over time, which can also lead to a heart attack (arterial blockage).

Ecstasy

Ecstasy is another bad drug that can lead to a fatal heart attack, especially when taken in tandem with alcohol.

Steroids

Some athletes also take steroids, which batter the heart. A number of wrestlers have died from heart failure due to steroids use. There is no safe way of taking steroids. It damages the body and could cost you your life if you don’t stop taking them. It’s not worth it.

Training

Athletes need to train as smartly as possible. Sports teams design their training programs to get the maximum effect. However, athletes when training on their own, take the initiative to push themselves to new heights. However, they can do too much and over work the heart. Athletes should speak to their doctor and a qualified trainer to make sure they are not overdoing it when they train on their own.

Poor Diet

Some larger athletes have a very poor diet full of red meat and fried foods, as their girth is a part of their dominance in sports (boxers, rugby players and linebackers in American football).

It is better to eat more lean chicken and turkey, than red meat that clogs up the arteries. Yes, you can have red meat, but not to excess. Adding grits, potatoes, sweet potatoes and yam to your diet, in tandem with vegetables, whole grains, leaner chicken and turkey, can help you maintain size.

Stress

Avoid stress whenever you can. Stress will wear away at your heart faster than age ever could over time. Stress can be a real killer. Stress can induce a fatal heart attack or stroke. Stress is also a cause of cancer.

Make a concerted effort to remove stress from your life. I know it can be difficult, but it is essential to eliminate as much stress as possible from your life for the sake of your health and well being.

Avoid Leaving Your Pets In The Sun For Prolonged Periods Of Time During Peak Hours

People need to limit the amount of time their pets spend outdoors during peak hours, which is when the sun is at its hottest.

Dogs are susceptible to the intensity of the sun’s ray and can incur skin damage due to too much exposure. Many people do not bear in mind that dogs can develop skin cancer (tumors) especially breeds with less hair.

Therefore, do not leave your pets in the sun for hours at a time, especially when the sun is at its most intense (which is more severe in tropical climates).

In closing, remember to keep your pets hydrated with fresh water and supply an adequate amount of nutritious food.

The Health Benefits Of Hot Water And Lemon Juice In The Morning

Lemon

Lemons have been known to have a cleansing effect. Doctors and scientists recommend drinking a hot or warm cup of water with lemon juice mixed in it in the morning to help cleanse the body, particularly the arteries. Lemons also have vitamin C, which helps to keep you healthy.

Hot water and lemon juice in the morning assists with keeping the blood pressure at safe levels (coupled with a healthy diet that features a moderate amount of salt and keeping one’s stress levels down).

It also assists with the elimination of waste from the body, such as urine. Lemons are also beneficial when you are on a diet. For instance, you can add a teaspoon of lemon juice to a cold or room temperature glass of water.

It is always best to use fresh lemons. However, if you are not able to do so, bottled lemon juice without many additives is useful as well. Look for the writing on the label that states it contains 100% lemon juice.

Follow Up: Public Transportation Seating Should Be Made Of Easy To Clean Plastics To Limit Germs And Infections

This is a follow-up to the April 2, 2017 article “Public Transportation Seating Should Be Made Of Easy To Clean Plastics To Limit Germs And Infections.”

On May 16, 2017 it was reported in the mainstream press, “Nine of the world’s most dangerous superbugs found on the tube.” The tubes are the British subway trains. Researchers found, “More than 120 different types of mould and bacteria growing on the seats and handrails” (see mainstream news article excerpt below).

As proposed in the aforementioned April 2, 2017 article, public transport worldwide would be easier to clean and on a regular basis, making it far healthier to travel, if fabric seating was replaced by plastic.

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Nine of the world’s most dangerous superbugs found on the tube 

16 May 2017 at 5:49pm –  Potentially deadly bugs have been found on the tube network  The research was commissioned by insurance company Staveley Head, and carried out by scientists at London Metropolitan University.

They took four swabs on each of the different tube lines, and found more than 120 different types of mould and bacteria growing on the seats and handrails.

Of the bacteria they found, nine were antibiotic resistant bugs that the World Health Organisation had issued a warning about, including the potentially deadly Klebsiella Pneumoniae. The bug doesn’t usually cause problems among healthy people, but can be very dangerous for sick people and those with weakened immune systems.

Usual health advice including washing your hands, keeping any wounds clean and avoiding touching your face or eyes with dirty hands should help to prevent any infections…

http://www.itv.com/news/london/2017-05-16/nine-of-the-worlds-most-dangerous-superbugs-found-on-the-tube

Are You Having Too Many Eggs Per Week And Damaging Your Health In The Process?

Medical organizations suggest having a maximum of 7 eggs per week should be safe for the average, healthy person and not elevate cholesterol levels to a dangerous point.

I bring this up because I have seen commercials and online ads for restaurants, which feature two eggs on one breakfast plate (often two fried eggs or a pile of scrambled eggs).

It is common place on diner food menus. However, it is not a healthy practice, particularly if it is repeated each day as a menu choice, by the same people. That’s one person potentially consuming 14 eggs for the week, which is unhealthy for the heart.

Some members of the public repeat this practice at home, as a part of a “hearty” albeit cholesterol laden breakfast, under the guise it is the most important meal of the deal. However, having too much food in one meal, particularly those full of cholesterol, is not good for the heart and arteries.

Restaurants need to stop serving two eggs in one breakfast meal. It is made worse if the individual has pancakes or French toast, which also contains a certain amount of eggs, albeit a smaller amount in the batter. For the sake of heart health, it is best to serve one egg per breakfast plate.

Many athletes also consume well over the recommended amount of eggs per week, using it as a source of protein. This is not heart healthy. It is compounded by the fact athletes do rigorous workouts that are taxing for the heart. Athletes need to revise their egg consumption as well and bring it in line within medical guidelines.

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Eggs: Are they good or bad for my cholesterol?

Most healthy people can eat up to seven eggs a week with no increase in their risk of heart disease. Some studies have shown that this level of egg consumption may actually prevent some types of strokes.

But the story is different for people who have diabetes. In this ever-growing population, eating seven eggs a week significantly increases the risk of heart disease.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one large egg has about 186 mg milligrams (mg) of cholesterol — all of which is found in the yolk.

When deciding whether to include eggs in your diet, consider the recommended daily limits on cholesterol in your food:

  • If you are healthy, consume no more than 300 mg of cholesterol a day.
  • If you have diabetes, high cholesterol or heart disease, limit the daily cholesterol intake to no more than 200 mg a day.

If you like eggs but don’t want the extra cholesterol, use only the egg whites. Egg whites contain no cholesterol. You may also use cholesterol-free egg substitutes, which are made with egg whites.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/expert-answers/cholesterol/faq-20058468