C-Reactive Protein, the New Testing Standard

Word Count: 399 Summary: The latest factor to determine your risk of a heart attack is the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test. A simple blood test can check your CRP level. A reading of 3.0 or higher triples your risk for a heart attack. When chronic inflammation is present, the CRP levels increase. There is now evidence that chronic low-grade inflammation causes atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Keywords: C-Reactive Protein heart attack stroke inflammation CRP Article Body: The latest factor to determine your risk of a heart attack is the C-Reactive Protein (CRP) test. CRP is a molecule produced by the liver in response to an inflammatory response. A simple blood test can check your CRP level. A reading of …

6 Steps to Relieve Stress

We get over-stressed now and then. It’s a natural response under certain conditions. We need to be concern when our stress is getting out of hand and interfering with our lifestyle. What problems can too much stress cause? · High Blood Pressure · Colds and the Flu · Allergies · Diabetes · Damage Relationships · General Bad Health The list goes on…. Getting over the stress is what we want to strive for. How can we go about this? Taking the natural approach is probably the best way to start. Here are a few ideas to begin with. Exercise: It may be difficult to begin an exercise program but once you start it will become easier. Exercise helps to blow …

4 Simple Changes to Regain Your Life from Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrom

According to the American College of Rheumatology, Fibromyalgia affects 3 to 6 million Americans. Other sources say the total number affected could be 8 million people. It primarily occurs in women of childbearing age, but children, the elderly, and men can also be affected. (Approximately 80 percent to 90 percent of affected people are women.) Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by fatigue and widespread pain in your muscles, ligaments and tendons. At first, it was not considered an illness at all. Doctors could not find any thing wrong with patients so they believed it to be psychosomatic. Slowly that dismissive view is changing. Published research at Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania and other top research facilities points to immune …

Meditation in Healthy Self and Relationships

The way we breathe plays a very important part of your health and relaxation. Learn to breathe by using meditation practices. Meditation will help with changing your emotional and physical effects. Ultimately, you can use meditation to improve the self and your relationships. Because you are encouraging relaxation, it will reduce stress, which will make your relationships with you and others stronger. Learning to breathing a long slow breath will lead us to relaxation. Breathing techniques can give us feedback by putting sensors on our fingertips and attaching the wires to a monitor. The monitor will beep whenever we are breathing to slow or not slow enough telling up to change what we are doing at the time. By breathing …

Healing the Self for Healthy Relationships

We all must work to heal the inner self. The inner self is the entity within us all that goes through many changes that causes us stress. The emotions are affected by this inner self’s reactions. Our inner self is wounded many times throughout our life. It is far more than the wounds that we may receive on our body during an entire year. Everything that we say, hear, do or experience affects our brain and thereby our self. We may forget these experiences but the effect they make on our self is hard to forget. For this, we usually require professional assistance of a psychiatrist or need some of unique modes like meditation and yoga. A psychiatric help is …