Addiction: Where Do You Stand?

Have you ever been addicted to food, clothes, sex, or working out? Addiction is a disease and some can not shake it on their own! Addiction is a disorder that results in uncontrollable behaviors.  Several people ingest alcohol, nicotine or cocaine. The next group of people engages in activities like gambling, sex, and shopping. You have a group that compulsively work out as well as clean. Which addiction do you have? Read this article to get a better understanding of addiction. What are you addicted to?

I’m addicted to:

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=4NaVZeHK4uE

 

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Ugli Fruit: Eat Unique, Why?

Have you ever heard of an Ugli fruit? The benefits of eating an Ugli fruit: it contains 2 grams of Fiber, loaded with Vitamin C, only 45 calories a serving, and it might lower your risk of stroke, cancer, hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart disease.

Click here to see my first experience trying a new fruit called Ugli!

 

Who will be the next President of the United States? Trump or Clinton!

If you feel like this: I don’t even want to vote because both candidates are not worth it:

A lot of Americans feel the same way as the above statement. As years go will we ever see Presidents like Eisenhower, Monroe, Lincoln, and others, probably not? This is the scenario I give people that I have a conversation with regarding this topic: if you had a business, you have to hire someone because you’re doing all the work yourself and your family was suffering because you checked out mentally and emotionally. You need to hire someone before you lose your family. You have 3 candidates and one you really like but that person already accepted another position. That leaves you with two, you have your family really needing you so you have to do something. You have two options: A, do nothing and lose your family or B, pick the best out of the two because you don’t have time to start over. Please vote this November.

Days You Wake Up Exhausted: Are You Misunderstood?

There are a lot of people in the world today that are misunderstood because they consume more than two cups a coffee a day, right. Are you quick to judge a coffee drinker? What’s your take on coffee? Does coffee really help with increasing your energy level? Does coffee help you get through your day?

I attended Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia and Maxwell concert on last night. When I woke up this morning I felt like I had a hangover but I didn’t drink anything. I went into my kitchen, turned on my trusted Keurig and make me a cup of coffee. The one cup of coffee give me the energy I needed to make this post and I’m feeling good right now, does that make since.

What affects does coffee have on your body?

The Best Keurig

Are You At Risk? Breast Cancer Awareness

My friend lost her mom to breast cancer. She fought this disease four times during her 66 years here on earth. As a Family Nurse Practitioner. I feel that it’s important for me to share my knowledge on my platform regarding this deadly disease. Is there a cure for Breast Cancer? Can we truly prevent Breast Cancer? There are somethings we can do to decrease our risk for breast cancer like eating a high protein diet, physical activity, limit alcohol intake, no tobacco use, and a few other things that we could do to decrease our risk of developing breast cancer.

Check out this video and my channel for other videos.

 

 

 

 

Peripheral Vascular Disease by DeeFNPTV

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a diminished blood supply to or from the lower extremities. PVD can involve the arteries and veins.

Signs and symptoms:

Arterial insufficiency

  1. Cool, pale skin
  2. Absent or diminished pulse in legs and feet
  3. Reddish-blue color of skin
  4. Delay in wound healing
  5. Sharp pain that increases after exercise

Venous insufficiency

  1. Aching, cramping type pain
  2. Edema
  3. Mottled and pigmented skin
  4. Ulcers close to the ankle

PVD can be managed by avoiding smoking, constrictive clothing, never crossing legs, letting lower extremities to be exposed to extreme temperatures. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with PVD be aware of not sitting or standing for long periods.

Things that promote increased circulation is walking as ordered by a healthcare provider, wearing support hose, and performing Buerger-Allen exercises.

To prevent injury in a person with PVD never go barefooted, cut toenails carefully straight across after soaking them for 10 minutes, wear well-fitting shoes with hose or stockings, avoid scratching lower extremities. Avoid use of hot water bottles or heating pad and make sure to wear clean cotton socks.

For more information visit:

https://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@hcm/documents/downloadable/ucm_300323.pdf

http://www.healthline.com/health/peripheral-vascular-disease

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN THE #1 LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE U.S. HEART DISEASE

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. There are several risk factors related to heart disease that includes hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, family history and obesity.The two groups at high risks of developing heart disease are women and African Americans.

AHA 2020 health goals are:
1. Total cholesterol is <200
2. Lean body mass
3. Blood Pressure <120/80 (untreated)
4. Fasting glucose <100 mg/dl
5. Abstinence from smoking
6. Physical Activity
7. Healthy Diet

Did you have any risk factors? If so get screened if you are 20 years old or older.