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I Am No Longer Embarrassed over My Smile

meWhen I was younger, my mom was busy raising me and my three younger brothers on her own. She was working two jobs at any given time, and sometimes even three. She was so busy trying to keep us in a home that she did miss out on a few things like teaching us about proper oral hygiene. I do not hold that against her at all, but I knew that I was going to need to see a cosmetic dentist in Greenwood Village if I wanted to have a nice smile.
I was really embarrassed over my smile because my teeth were crooked and stained. I was brushing them two to three times a day once I realized I was in danger of maybe losing some of them, and I also used a rinse and floss. While that routine did save my teeth, it was too little too late … Read More

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Impact of Caffeine For Health

Hearing the term caffeine, we usually immediately thought of the black beverage called coffee. Yes, as the name implies, the main form of coffee contains caffeine compounds. But make no mistake, other than found in coffee, caffeine is also present at high levels in tea and chocolate. Though taste delicious, but not a few people who abstain from the beverage that tastes bitter. So, in fact, the coffee was harmful or actually beneficial to the body? Here we will discuss the effects of caffeine on health.

Caffeine itself is a crystalline compound. Its main constituent is a protein derived compound called a purine xanthine. These compounds in normal body condition do have some benefits, among others, an analgesic drug which can reduce pain and reduce fever. However, the body has a problem with the presence of uric acid metabolism hormone, then the content of caffeine in the body will trigger … Read More

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“We All Have Problems” – Mental Health Awareness Ad



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Video entry to the HeadsUp Video Campaign to raise awareness for good mental health. This was made in October 2011 and was shortlisted by HeadsUp. I never got around to uploading it to YouTube 🙂

Starring: Aoife Meagher & James Healy.

Filmed using a Canon EOS 7D with 50mm lens.
Audio recorded using Zoom H2.
Video & Audio Edited using Pinnacle Studio 14 HD.

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Type 2 Diabetes – Is Binge Eating Destroying Your Health?

To say binge eating is unhealthy would be an understatement. Binge eating is an eating disorder separate from anorexia or bulimia and accounts for a significant proportion of severely overweight people who repeatedly try to lose weight but fail. Regrettably, however, it's also typical behavior for many adults in different societies today. On a community level, binge eating is thought of as a shame. On an individual level, binge eating is destructive.

Theoretically, if you wanted to degrade your health in the fastest possible manner, all you would have to do is binge eat on a daily basis. Combine hours of overeating with being sedentary, and you have a combination guaranteed to leave you in bad health. Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and atherosclerosis are common conditions that develop from destructive eating habits and often lead to deadly complications like heart disease and stroke. For Type 2 diabetics, the path is … Read More

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Scientific Results of Yoga for Health and Well-Being—Full Video



The following video is intended to be an educational tool about the science of yoga. The video features information on what changes occur in the body during yoga, the safety of the practice of yoga, and what the research says about whether it can help treat certain health problems. This is the second installment in NCCAM’s The Science of Mind and Body Therapies video series.

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Mistretta, Sicily- from the U.O. Neurological Rehabilitation Center

Foto donata alla Fondazione Maugeri per la SLA
Gifted Photo to the Maugeri Foundation for ALS

Good News!!!
ALS causing gene discovered
Using a new sequencing method, researchers have discovered a gene that appears to cause some instances of familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
A team of researchers led by scientists from Johns Hopkins and the National Institutes of Health Using make the discovery, which may lead to novel ways to treat the more common form of this fatal neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers don’t know exactly what causes ALS, which destroys the motor neurons that control the movement of all the body’s muscles, including those that control breathing.
However, studies into the familial form of the disease, which affects 5 percent to 10 percent of those diagnosed with the disease, could shed some light on why motor neurons die in all types of ALS, said study leader Bryan J. Traynor of
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