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Aneurysm – Gary Ferone

An aneurysm is a very weak point in an artery and it most commonly occur in the arteries of the brain or in the body’s largest artery which is the aorta. An aortic aneurysm can be in the chest which is a thoracic aortic aneurysm or in the abdomen which is an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Most people with an aneurysm do not even know they have one and if the aneurysm grows large enough, the artery wall may become so thin that blood begins to leak into the wall of the blood vessel which is also known as dissection or out into neighbouring tissues or parts of the body.

When the brain is deprived of blood and therefore oxygen, a stroke results and an accumulation of blood from a leaking brain aneurysm can press on areas of the brain causing brain damage. When an aortic aneurysm leaks or ruptures, severe bleeding which is also known as haemorrhage may occur and this is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention. Other groups who have a high risk of developing an aneurysm include people who smoke, have a family history of aneurysm, have high blood pressure and have atherosclerosis which is blocked and weakened blood vessels, have untreated syphilis, have infections, have injuries, etc.

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Diet and Diabetes – Gary Ferone

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As food is digested, it is broken down into glucose which is also known as sugar which provides energy and powers our cells. Insulin which is a hormone made in the pancreas moves the glucose from the blood to the cells. If there is not enough insulin or the insulin is not working properly, then the glucose stays in the blood as well as causes blood sugar levels to rise. There are three main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Type 1 is caused from the pancreas no longer being able to make insulin and is usually found in children, teens and young adults.

Gestational diabetes can also occur near the end of a woman’s pregnancy and usually disappears after the baby’s birth. When poorly controlled diabetes causes blood glucose levels that are too high or too low, one may not feel well and diabetes that is poorly controlled over time can lead to complications that affect the body from head to toe. Issues can also occur with everything from one’s eyes, kidneys and nerves to reproductive organs, blood vessels and gums. Processed foods as well as items high in fat or sugar not only can disrupt the balance between glucose and insulin which results in inflammation.

Beauty Benefits of Exercise – Gary Ferone

Instant Glow: When one gets his/her heart pumping from an aerobic exercise, they are supplying their skin with a nice dose of an oxygenated blood and it also gives one’s that great post workout glow.

Wrinkle Reduction: Working out also helps in maintain the healthy levels of the stress related hormone cortisol and elevated cortisol levels are linked to increased sebum production which means more acne breakouts. Too much cortisol can also cause the collagen in the skin to break down which can further increase in wrinkles as well as sagging and exercise actually supports the production of collagen.

Acne Relief: Regular exercise boosts circulation and it also nourishes your skin, bringing more blood flow and oxygen to it. This will help draw toxins out of the body and all that sweating cleans out the pores of congested skin and working out corrects the hormonal imbalance that can cause adult acne.

Healthier Hair: The improved blood flow helps keep your hair stronger as well as healthier and this blood which is full of nutrients stimulates the hair follicles and promotes growth. Lower stress means your hair is less likely to be brittle even if you are as stress free as a cucumber.