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Re: Taking care of ourselves

Post by Timbaland » Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:57 am

Master Crayak wrote:This is how I "take care of myself" (WARNING: 18+)
Last night I took part in a “scientific experiment”. By the way, this was a Thursday night. I went over to the home of my two lesbian friends and we sat on their king sized bed. Everyone was given a glass. There were two bottles of red rum (750 mL each) and two 2 L bottles of Cherry Coke. A little rum was poured into each glass, then it was filled the rest of the way with Cherry Coke. Everyone was told to take there time, but as soon as any of the glasses was emptied everyone else had to empty there glass. Then everyone got a refill. During this whole time we listened to music, played cards and talked about what ever came to mind. After about the 3rd or 4th hand of cards one of the girls decided that we should play strip poker. After about the second hand of that we thought it would be fun to play Twister. Man I love those girls.
LOL!! This post made me laugh for a good 5 mins! Thanks! Ahahaha

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Re: Taking care of ourselves

Post by Visser 5 » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:32 pm

Somehow I don't think that will help improve MC's over all health...
Vote for me! I will fix everything, giving everyone health care, food, a home with high speed internet and a good paying job, & kill everyone who makes more then $1 million per year &give their money to the poorest 10%.

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Re: Taking care of ourselves

Post by Tobias_Marco » Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:21 am

<Sometime ago I posted a list with the rules that we have come up with, and I added a few more.>
<Tonight, I edited that post, adding a few more rules and putting them into a better order.>
<What follows is a list of the top causes of death in the world and how you can prevent any of them from happening to you.>
<I think that you will be surprised by how many ways that you will not die, if you just follow these 21 simple rules.>
<All quotes are taken from the Wikipedia page for the cause of death listed.>

Cardiovascular diseases
• a low fat high fiber diet including whole grains and plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables (at least five portions a day)[14] (though the advice continues to recommend you lower your saturated fat intake while eating some unsaturated fats, since this will help with cholesterol levels); <Read 5a, 5b, 5i>
• limit the amount of salt in your diet to no more than 6g (0.2 oz) a day. <Read #5g!>
• tobacco cessation and avoidance of second-hand smoke; <Read #1!>
• limit alcohol consumption to the recommended daily limits; <Read #2>
• lower blood pressures if elevated through the use of antihypertensive medications; <Read #16>
• strict diabetes management;
• decrease body fat (BMI) if overweight or obese; <Read #7, 8 & 9.>
• increase daily activity to 30 minutes of vigorous exercise per day at least five times per week. <6a>
• decrease emotional stress <Read #15>
• Consumption of 1-2 standard alcoholic drinks per day may reduce risk by 30% <Read #2>

Infectious and parasitic diseases
<Read #2l, 4 & 18-20>

Ischemic heart disease
Various treatments are offered in people deemed to be at high risk of coronary artery disease. These include control of cholesterol levels in those with known high cholesterol, smoking cessation, and control of high blood pressure.
<Read #1, 5.> <As for the high blood pressure, it can be prevented by doing the following.>

• Weight reduction and regular aerobic exercise (e.g., walking): Regular exercise improves blood flow and helps to reduce the resting heart rate and blood pressure. <Read #6.>
• Reduce dietary sugar <Read 5b.>
• Reduce sodium (salt) in the body by disuse of condiment sodium and the adoption of a high potassium diet which rids the renal system of excess sodium. Many people use potassium chloride[50]salt substitute to reduce their salt intake. <Read 5g.>
• Additional dietary changes beneficial to reducing blood pressure include the DASH diet (dietary approaches to stop hypertension) which is rich in fruits and vegetables and low-fat or fat-free dairy products. Research sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute[52] showed this diet to be effective. In addition, an increase in dietary potassium, which offsets the effect of sodium has been shown highly effective in reducing blood pressure.[53]
• Discontinuing tobacco use and alcohol consumption has been shown to lower blood pressure. The exact mechanisms are not fully understood, but blood pressure (especially systolic) always transiently increases following alcohol or nicotine consumption. Abstaining from cigarette smoking reduces the risks of stroke and heart attack associated with hypertension.[54] <Read 1 & 2>
• Vasodialators such as niacin.
• Limiting alcohol intake to less than 2 standard drinks per day can reduce systolic blood pressure by between 2-4mmHg. <Read #2>
• Reducing stress, for example with relaxation therapy, such as meditation and other mindbody relaxation techniques,[56] by reducing environmental stress such as high sound levels and over-illumination can also lower blood pressure. Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation and biofeedback are also beneficial,[57] such as device-guided paced breathing,[58][59] although meta-analysis suggests it is not effective unless combined with other relaxation techniques.[60] <Read #15.>
• Increasing omega 3 fatty acids can help lower hypertension. Fish oil is shown to lower blood pressure in hypertensive individuals. The fish oil may increase sodium and water excretion.[61] <Read #5o>
• Caffeine raises blood pressure.[62] <Read 5p>
• Theobromine lowers blood pressure[63] through its actions as both a vasodilator and a diuretic,[64] and has been used to treat high blood pressure.

Malignant neoplasms (cancers)
<Cancer is a big one that many people worry about, however each of the things above kills more people per year then cancer, however as we have seen, it is possible to lower your chances of dying from one of these causes, but what about cancer? Is there anything that can be done?>
<The good news is that there seems to be at least a few things that you can do to reduce your risk of getting cancer (very good news for me, because cancer doesn’t just run in my family, it drives a race car).>
The vast majority of cancer risk factors are due to environmental (including lifestyle) factors, and many of these factors are controllable. Thus, cancer is largely considered a preventable disease. Greater than 30% of cancer is considered preventable by avoiding risk factors including: tobacco, overweight / obesity, an insufficient diet, physical inactivity, alcohol, sexually transmitted infections, and air pollution.[41] Not all environmental causes can be prevented. For example, exposure to naturally occurring background radiation cannot be prevented. <Read #1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 16 and the part on STIs down below (read 21!).>
Dietary recommendations to reduce the risk of developing cancer, including: (1) reducing intake of foods and drinks that promote weight gain, namely energy-dense foods and sugary drinks, <Read #5k!> (2) eating mostly foods of plant origin, <Read 5a> (3) limiting intake of red meat and avoiding processed meat, <Read #5c!> (4) limiting consumption of alcoholic beverages, <Have I told you to read #2 yet?> and (5) reducing intake of salt <Have you read 5g yet?> and avoiding mouldy cereals (grains) or pulses (legumes).
Aspirin has been found to reduce the risk of death from cancer.[54] Daily use of tamoxifen or raloxifene has been demonstrated to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in high-risk women by about 50%.[55]Finasteride has been shown to lower the risk of prostate cancer, though it seems to mostly prevent low-grade tumors.[56] The effect of COX-2 inhibitors such as rofecoxib and celecoxib upon the risk of colon polyps have been studied in familial adenomatous polyposis patients[57] and in the general population.[58][59] In both groups, there were significant reductions in colon polyp incidence, but this came at the price of increased cardiovascular toxicity. <Read #16, it is very important.>

Major modifiable risk factors include hypertension, smoking, obesity, and diabetes. So anything that reduces the risk of these things can help reduce your chances of having a stroke.
Aspirin confers some protection against first stroke in patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction or patients with a high cardiovascular risk.

Respiratory infections
Lower respiratory tract infections
Respiratory diseases
<Unfortunately all I could find on preventing respiratory tract illnesses was to follow rules #1, 4 and 18. Don’t smoke, wash your hands and get all of the recommended shots and vaccinations.>

Unintentional injuries
<This is a hard one to look up, and it causes about 6.23% of all deaths. All I can say is that you need to be careful, and watch what you are doing and be aware that lots of people around you are not being as careful as you are.>
<If you do that all the time then you are LESS likely to die of unintentional injuries.>

<This is one of the most well known causes of death, right up there with cancer. The best part is that as we have seen so far, most of these things can be easily prevented.>
“The three main transmission routes of HIV are sexual contact, exposure to infected body fluids or tissues, and from mother to fetus or child during the perinatal period.”
“Anti-retroviral treatment of infected patients also significantly reduces their ability to transmit HIV to others, by reducing the amount of virus in their bodily fluids to undetectable levels.” <Read #16-18.>
“The majority of HIV infections are acquired through unprotected sexual relations between partners, one of whom has HIV. The primary mode of HIV infection worldwide is through sexual contact between members of the opposite sex.
During a sexual act, only male or female condoms can reduce the risk of infection with HIV and other STDs. The best evidence to date indicates that typical condom use reduces the risk of heterosexual HIV transmission by approximately 80% over the long-term, though the benefit is likely to be higher if condoms are used correctly on every occasion.”
<Read #21.>
“Randomized controlled trials have shown that male circumcision lowers the risk of HIV infection among heterosexual men by up to 60%.[101] It is expected that this procedure will be actively promoted in many of the countries affected by HIV, although doing so will involve confronting a number of practical, cultural and attitudinal issues. However, programs to encourage condom use, including providing them free to those in poverty, are estimated to be 95 times more cost effective than circumcision at reducing the rate of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa.”

“Health care workers can reduce exposure to HIV by employing precautions to reduce the risk of exposure to contaminated blood. These precautions include barriers such as gloves, masks, protective eyeware or shields, and gowns or aprons which prevent exposure of the skin or mucous membranes to blood borne pathogens. Frequent and thorough washing of the skin immediately after being contaminated with blood or other bodily fluids can reduce the chance of infection. Finally, sharp objects like needles, scalpels and glass, are carefully disposed of to prevent needlestick injuries with contaminated items.[106] Since intravenous drug use is an important factor in HIV transmission in developed countries, harm reduction strategies such as needle-exchange programmes are used in attempts to reduce the infections caused by drug abuse.” <Read #4, 16, 18-21.>
“Current recommendations state that when replacement feeding, as with a wet nurse, is acceptable, feasible, affordable, sustainable and safe, HIV-infected mothers should avoid breast-feeding their infant. However, if this is not the case, exclusive breast-feeding is recommended during the first months of life and discontinued as soon as possible.”

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
“The primary risk factor for COPD is chronic tobacco smoking. In the United States, 80 to 90% of cases of COPD are due to smoking.[20][21] Exposure to cigarette smoke is measured in pack-years,[22] the average number of packages of cigarettes smoked daily multiplied by the number of years of smoking. The likelihood of developing COPD increases with age and cumulative smoke exposure, and almost all life-long smokers will develop COPD, provided that smoking-related, extrapulmonary diseases (cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer) do not claim their lives beforehand.”
<Translation: Follow rule #1, “. Don't smoke, or hang out with people when they are smoking.” It WILL save your life. There is a reason that I made it rule number 1 on this list.>
“Intense and prolonged exposure to workplace dusts found in coal mining, gold mining, and the cotton textile industry and chemicals such as cadmium, isocyanates, and fumes from welding have been implicated in the development of airflow obstruction, even in nonsmokers.[24] Workers who smoke and are exposed to these particles and gases are even more likely to develop COPD. Intense silica dust exposure causes silicosis, a restrictive lung disease distinct from COPD; however, less intense silica dust exposures have been linked to a COPD-like condition.[25] The effect of occupational pollutants on the lungs appears to be substantially less important than the effect of cigarette smoking.[26]”
“Studies in many countries have found people who live in large cities have a higher rate of COPD compared to people who live in rural areas.[27] Urban air pollution may be a contributing factor for COPD, as it is thought to slow the normal growth of the lungs, although the long-term research needed to confirm the link has not been done. Studies of the industrial waste gas and COPD/asthma-aggravating compound, sulfur dioxide, and the inverse relation to the presence of the blue lichen Xanthoria (usually found abundantly in the countryside, but never in towns or cities) have been seen to suggest combustive industrial processes do not aid COPD sufferers. In many developing countries, indoor air pollution from cooking fire smoke (often using biomass fuels such as wood and animal dung) is a common cause of COPD, especially in women.”
“There is mounting evidence that there may be an autoimmune component to COPD, triggered by lifelong smoking.[31] Many individuals with COPD who have stopped smoking have active inflammation in the lungs.[32] The disease may continue to get worse for many years after stopping smoking due to this ongoing inflammation.[32] This sustained inflammation is thought to be mediated by autoantibodies and autoreactive T cells”
<Read #6b, and re-read 1.>

Perinatal conditions
<These are cases when people died due to difficulties with pregnancy. About 4.32% of all deaths fit into this category.>
<Please read #21, and 16-18.>

Digestive diseases
<Read 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12 & 16-18.>

“A rotavirus vaccine has the potential to decrease rates of diarrhea.[1] There are currently two licensed vaccines against rotavirus. New vaccines against rotavirus, Shigella, ETEC, and cholera are under development, as well as other causes of infectious diarrhea.
A Cochrane Review of studies found that in institutions and in communities, interventions that promote hand washing lead to significant reductions in the incidence of diarrhea.” <Read #4, & 16-18.>
Intentional injuries (Suicide, Violence, War, etc.)
<Wow, how do I even start on this one.>
<We need to stop being so self-centered, and think about what other people are thinking and feeling. Only wisdom, knowledge and understanding, channeled through love for each other will stop these deaths.>
<Read 4, 16 & 18.>
“Malaria transmission can be reduced by preventing mosquito bites by distribution of mosquito nets and insect repellents, or by mosquito-control measures such as spraying insecticides and draining standing water (where mosquitoes breed). The challenge of producing a widely available vaccine that provides a high level of protection for a sustained period is still to be met, although several are under development.[4] A number of medications are also available to prevent malaria in travelers to malaria-endemic countries (prophylaxis).” <Read 16 & 18.>
A variety of antimalarial medications are available. Severe malaria is treated with intravenous or intramuscular quinine or, since the mid-2000s, the artemisinin derivative artesunate,[5] which is superior to quinine in both children and adults.[6] Resistance has developed to several antimalarial drugs, most notably chloroquine.
Methods used in order to prevent the spread of disease, or to protect individuals in areas where malaria is endemic, include prophylactic drugs, mosquito eradication and the prevention of mosquito bites.
The continued existence of malaria in an area requires a combination of high human population density, high mosquito population density and high rates of transmission from humans to mosquitoes and from mosquitoes to humans. If any of these is lowered sufficiently, the parasite will sooner or later disappear from that area, as happened in North America, Europe and much of the Middle East. However, unless the parasite is eliminated from the whole world, it could become re-established if conditions revert to a combination that favours the parasite's reproduction.[50] Many countries are seeing an increasing number of imported malaria cases owing to extensive travel and migration.
Many researchers argue that prevention of malaria may be more cost-effective than treatment of the disease in the long run, but the capital costs required are out of reach of many of the world's poorest people. The economist Jeffrey Sachs estimates that malaria can be controlled for US$3 billion in aid per year.
Several drugs, most of which are also used for treatment of malaria, can be taken preventively. Chloroquine may be used where the parasite is still sensitive.[54] However due to resistance one of three medications: mefloquine (Lariam), doxycycline (available generically), and the combination of atovaquone and proguanil hydrochloride (Malarone) is frequently needed.[54] Doxycycline and the atovaquone and proguanil combination are the best tolerated with mefloquine associated with higher rates of neurological and psychiatric symptoms. <Read 16, 18, 20 and bring a mosquito net.>
Efforts to eradicate malaria by eliminating mosquitoes have been successful in some areas. Malaria was once common in the United States and southern Europe, but vector control programs, in conjunction with the monitoring and treatment of infected humans, eliminated it from those regions. In some areas, the draining of wetland breeding grounds and better sanitation were adequate. Malaria was eliminated from most parts of the USA in the early 20th century by such methods, and the use of the pesticide DDT and other means eliminated it from the remaining pockets in the South by 1951[56] (see National Malaria Eradication Program). In 2002, there were 1,059 cases of malaria reported in the US, including eight deaths, but in only five of those cases was the disease contracted in the United States.
Indoor residual spraying (IRS) is the practice of spraying insecticides on the interior walls of homes in malaria affected areas. After feeding, many mosquito species rest on a nearby surface while digesting the bloodmeal, so if the walls of dwellings have been coated with insecticides, the resting mosquitos will be killed before they can bite another victim, transferring the malaria parasite.
Education in recognizing the symptoms of malaria has reduced the number of cases in some areas of the developing world by as much as 20%. Recognizing the disease in the early stages can also stop the disease from becoming a killer. Education can also inform people to cover over areas of stagnant, still water e.g. Water Tanks which are ideal breeding grounds for the parasite and mosquito, thus cutting down the risk of the transmission between people. This is most put in practice in urban areas where there are large centers of population in a confined space and transmission would be most likely in these areas.
Lung cancers
The main causes of any cancer include carcinogens (such as those in tobacco smoke), ionizing radiation, and viral infection. This exposure causes cumulative changes to the DNA in the tissue lining the bronchi of the lungs (the bronchial epithelium). As more tissue becomes damaged, eventually a cancer develops. <Read #1, 4, 16-18.>
Radon is a colorless and odorless gas generated by the breakdown of radioactive radium, which in turn is the decay product of uranium, found in the Earth's crust. The radiation decay products ionize genetic material, causing mutations that sometimes turn cancerous. Radon exposure is the second major cause of lung cancer in the general population, after smoking[7] with the risk increasing 8–16% for every 100 Bq/m³ increase in the radon concentration.[36] Radon gas levels vary by locality and the composition of the underlying soil and rocks. For example, in areas such as Cornwall in the UK (which has granite as substrata), radon gas is a major problem, and buildings have to be force-ventilated with fans to lower radon gas concentrations. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that one in 15 homes in the U.S. has radon levels above the recommended guideline of 4 picocuries per liter (pCi/L) (148 Bq/m³).[37] Iowa has the highest average radon concentration in the United States; studies performed there have demonstrated a 50% increased lung cancer risk, with prolonged radon exposure above the EPA's action level of 4 pCi/L
Asbestos can cause a variety of lung diseases, including lung cancer. There is a synergistic effect between tobacco smoking and asbestos in the formation of lung cancer.[8] In the UK, asbestos accounts for 2–3% of male lung cancer deaths.[40] Asbestos can also cause cancer of the pleura, called mesothelioma (which is different from lung cancer).
Viruses are known to cause lung cancer in animals,[41][42] and recent evidence suggests similar potential in humans. Implicated viruses include human papillomavirus,[43] JC virus,[44] simian virus 40 (SV40), BK virus, and cytomegalovirus.[45] These viruses may affect the cell cycle and inhibit apoptosis, allowing uncontrolled cell division. <Read #4.>
Studies of the American Cancer Society cohort directly link the exposure to particulate matter with lung cancer. For example, if the concentration of particles in the air increases by only 1%, the risk of developing a lung cancer increases by 14%.[46][47] Further, it has been established that particle size matters, as ultrafine particles penetrate further into the lungs.
Prevention is the most cost-effective means of fighting lung cancer. While in most countries industrial and domestic carcinogens have been identified and banned, tobacco smoking is still widespread. Eliminating tobacco smoking is a primary goal in the prevention of lung cancer, and smoking cessation is an important preventive tool in this process. <Read #1!>
The long-term use of supplemental multivitamins—such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and folate—does not reduce the risk of lung cancer. Indeed long-term intake of high doses of vitamin E supplements may even increase the risk of lung cancer.[82] However, eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables per day and following a diet that conforms to the American Cancer Society's guidelines may help lower risk. <Read #5.>
Screening refers to the use of medical tests to detect disease in asymptomatic people. Possible screening tests for lung cancer include chest radiograph, or computed tomography (CT). As of December 2009, screening programs for lung cancer have not demonstrated any benefit. <#16.>
Road traffic accidents
Human factors in vehicle collisions include all factors related to drivers and other road users that may contribute to a collision. Examples include driver behavior, visual and auditory acuity, decision-making ability, and reaction speed.
An RAC survey of British drivers found that most thought they were better than average drivers; a contradictory result showing overconfidence in their abilities. Nearly all drivers who had been in a crash did not believe themselves to be at fault.[7] One survey of drivers reported that they thought the key elements of good driving were:[8]
• controlling a car including a good awareness of the car's size and capabilities
• reading and reacting to road conditions, weather, road signs and the environment
• alertness, reading and anticipating the behaviour of other drivers.
Although proficiency in these skills is taught and tested as part of the driving exam, a 'good' driver can still be at a high risk of crashing because:
...the feeling of being confident in more and more challenging situations is experienced as evidence of driving ability, and that 'proven' ability reinforces the feelings of confidence. Confidence feeds itself and grows unchecked until something happens – a near-miss or an accident.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration review research on traffic speed in 1998.[18] The summary states:
• That the evidence shows that the risk of having a crash is increased both for vehicles traveling slower than the average speed, and for those traveling above the average speed.
• That the risk of being injured increases exponentially with speeds much faster than the median speed.
• That the severity of a crash depends on the vehicle speed change at impact.
• That there is limited evidence that suggests that lower speed limits result in lower speeds on a system wide basis.
• That most crashes related to speed involve speed too fast for the conditions.
• That more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of traffic calming.
Driver impairment describes factors that prevent the driver from driving at their normal level of skill. Common impairments include:
In Canada 33.8% of motor vehicle deaths were associated with alcohol use.[24] See also: alcohol-related traffic crashes in the United States; <Read #2.>
Physical impairment
Poor eyesight and/or physical impairment, with many jurisdictions setting simple sight tests and/or requiring appropriate vehicle modifications before being allowed to drive;
Insurance statistics demonstrate a notably higher incidence of accidents and fatalities among teenage and early twenty-aged drivers, with insurance rates reflecting this data. Teens and early twenty-aged drivers have the highest incidence of both accidents and fatalities among all driving age groups. This was observed to be true well before the advent of mobile phones. Females in this age group suffer a somewhat lower accident and fatality rate than males but still well above the median across all age groups. Also within this group, the highest accident incidence rate occurs within the first year of licensed driving. For this reason many US states have enacted a zero-tolerance policy wherein receiving a moving violation within the first six months to one year of obtaining a license results in automatic license suspension. No US state allows fourteen year-olds to obtain drivers licenses any longer.
Old age
Old age, with some jurisdictions requiring driver retesting for reaction speed and eyesight after a certain age;
Sleep deprivation
Fatigue; <Read #10, believe it or not, it can save your life.>
Drug use
Including some prescription drugs, over the counter drugs (notably antihistamines, opioids and muscarinic antagonists), and illegal drugs.
The next cause of death on our list is…
Childhood diseases
Some childhood diseases include:
• Aids
• Anemia
• Asthma
• Autism/Asperger's Syndrome <As far as I know, this one is unpreventable, but not deadly.>
• Bronchiolitis
• Cancer
• Candidiasis ("Thrush")
• Chagas disease
• Chickenpox
• Croup
• Cystic Fibrosis
• Cytomegalovirus (the virus most frequently transmitted before birth)
• dental caries
• Diabetes(Type 1)
• Diphtheria
• Downs syndrome
• Duchenne muscular dystrophy
• Fifth disease
• Rickets
• Congenital Heart Disease
• Influenza
• Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
• Leukemia
• Measles
• Meningitis
• Molluscum contagiosum
• Mumps
• Nephrotic syndrome
• Osgood-Schlatter disease
• Osteogenesis Imperfecta(OI)
• Pneumonia
• Polio
• Rheumatic fever
• Roseola
• Rubella
• Sever's disease
• Tetanus
• Tuberculosis
• Whooping cough
• Hepatitis A
• Fever
• Scarlet fever (Scarletina)
• ADD <As far as I know, this one is unpreventable, but not deadly.>
• ADHD <As far as I know, this one is unpreventable, but not deadly.>
• Mono
• Lyme Disease
• Xerophthalmia
<Please note that not all of these can kill, and of the ones that can, most can be prevented by following Rule #18. ‘Get all of the recommended shots and vaccinations.’ Of those that can not be prevented this way, they will be, or have already been, addressed already.>
<Neuropsychiatric disorders is the next big cause of death, for those of you who don’t know, this has to do with mental disorders attributable to diseases of the nervous system, and it seems that 1.95% of all deaths can be traced to this source.>
<I hate to say it, but it looks like there is noting that you can do to stop death from coming for you this time. If any of you know a way to prevent these deaths, then please, feel free to share.>

<Just a reminder, all I did was go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ca ... th_by_rate and read up on the top causes of death and how to prevent them.>
<However we aren't done with this list yet, there are still 58 more ways that you could die, with each of them only being responsible for less then 1.9% of all deaths, most of them less then even 0.4% of deaths.>
<I will post those latter, along with any other rules to good health that I hear about, but I will not be changing the order of the list from now on.>
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Re: Taking care of ourselves

Post by Visser 5 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:19 pm

At least most of these can be prevented.
I just wish they ALL could be prevented.
Vote for me! I will fix everything, giving everyone health care, food, a home with high speed internet and a good paying job, & kill everyone who makes more then $1 million per year &give their money to the poorest 10%.

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Re: Taking care of ourselves

Post by Tobias_Marco » Sat Dec 17, 2011 4:31 pm

<For those of you who have just tuned in here is a list of all the rules that we have come up with so far.>

1. Don't smoke, or hang out with people when they are smoking. Nothing can destroy your health faster then smoking.
a. Do not light anything on fire just so that you can inhale the fumes.
b. Don’t smoke inside, as it traps the smoke and you get extra exposure.
c. Standing within 25 feet (7.62 meters) of someone when they are smoking is not a good idea.
2. Limit you alcohol to no more then 1-2 drinks per day, no more then one day per week. With a maximum of 3 drinks on special occasions.
3. Drink at least (your weight in pounds/2 in ounces) of cold water a day.
a. Drink 25 oz of cold water for every 50 lbs. throughout the day.
b. Drink more when you are working out.
4. Wash your hands for at least 30 seconds at a time.
a. Make sure to wash your hands before doing anything with food, after dealing with money and right before you leave the bathroom.
b. Wash your hands after every time you sneeze of chough.
c. If you have to sneeze, try to sneeze into the inside of your elbow, so that you aren’t touching things with the hand that you just sneezed into.
5. Eat right
a. Eat at least 2 cups of fruits, 3.5 cups of different kinds of vegetables (include as many different colors as you can!), and 9 ounces of whole grains per day.
b. Eat no more then 6 ounces of protein rich foods per day.
c. Cut down on red meats, limit it to less then once a month or less.
d. Make sure that you get at least 1,200 mg of calcium per day.
e. or go to http://www.choosemyplate.gov/myplate/index.aspx to find out what would be right for YOU!
f. Keep your sugar intake down below 15g per day.
g. Keep your salt intake down below 1500 mg per day.
h. Never eat more food then the size of your two fists put together, in one sitting.
i. Eat foods low in fat, especially saturated fats.
j. Stay away from any food that has ‘high fructose corn syrup’ or ‘partially hydrogenated oils’ or ‘refined carbohydrates’ in it.
k. Only drink soda pop and other carbonated beverages on special rare occasions, no more then once per month.
l. Make sure that all food that you eat is kept cold until it is time to cook it, and then is cooked fully, keeping it out of ‘the danger zone’ (Between 41F and 140F) for as short a time as possible, under 2 hours.
m. Keep the amount of greasy foods, or foods with high cholesterol levels that you eat down to a minimal.
n. If you are trying to lose weight try only eating meat every other day.
o. Put lots of omega 3 fatty acids
p. Keep your caffeine levels down by not drinking coffee, sodas or caffeinated teas. It is best to keep your caffeine intake down to less then 200 milligrams (2 6-ounce cups of coffee or 4 12-ounce colas.) and never within 2 hours of when you go to bed.
q. Whenever possible, wait 3 Earth hours after eating dinner before going to bed.
r. Breakfast should be the biggest meal that you eat in a day, you MUST NOT skip it. Lunch should be smaller then breakfast, but not as big as dinner (the last meal of your day), dinner should be a very light meal.
6. Keep an active lifestyle, consistently over multiple years
a. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day.
b. Go for a walk, around your block or in the park, in the sun shine and the fresh air every other day. Try to do this once in the morning and again right before bed.
c. Try running 5 miles a day.
d. Work on doing upper body workout on days that you don't walk or run.
e. Try playing a sport.
f. Jumping jacks
g. Try Kung Fu
h. Use sunscreen if you're going to be in the sun for more than 15 minutes.
7. Find out your “body mass index” (BMI) and your "Basal Metabolic Rate" (BMR)
8. Use your BMI and your BMR to find out total daily calorie needs using the “Harris Benedict Formula”.
9. Know your waist to hip ratio.
10. Get 8 to 9 hours of sleep a night. It is best if you go to bed at the same time every night and wake up at the same time every morning. This keeps your body in the same rhythm.
11. Remember to brush your teeth after every meal and before you go to bed.
12. Floss after every time you brush your teeth.
13. Don't use the computer or TV for more than two hours at a time.
14. Spend quality time with the ones that you love.
15. Try to lower your stress levels, but don’t try to eliminate all stress from your life, some stress is good stress, and you can never be free of all stress, so trying to free yourself from all stress will just stress you out even more.
a. Try meditation every day for 30 minutes to an hour.
b. Avoid people and places that stress you out, if you can.
c. Don’t over work your self, balance work and play.
d. Remember, nobody ever died wishing they had spent more time at work!
16. Go to the doctor at least once a year, and take any medications that you are advised to take.
17. If your teeth are healthy go to the dentist about twice a year, if your teeth are not healthy then you should see a dentist more often then that.
18. Get all of the recommended shots and vaccinations.
19. Make sure that if you use a needle, that it is a clean needle.
20. If you are sick with any kind of infectious disease, quarantine yourself by staying home for a few days or weeks, and if that doesn’t seem to be enough, go to a doctor and follow whatever advise that the doctor gives you.
21. To prevent the spread of and sexually transmitted diseases, all you need to do is not have any sex until you are married, and then only with the person that you are married to.

<If you follow these rules then we can not be sure that you will live a long and healthy life, but we can tell you that your odds of heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and many other illnesses will be more in your favor.>
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Re: Taking care of ourselves

Post by Visser 5 » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:56 pm

I just read a report on-line that the #1 thing you can do to prevent food born illnesses is to wash your dishes in the dishwasher.
The water gets so hot that it kills any and all germs that might still be on them, this prevents cross contamination.
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Post by Tobias_Marco » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:09 pm

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Post by Tobias_Marco » Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:22 am

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Post by SamilinCorrathGahar » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:26 pm

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Post by gh astly » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:34 pm

. . . I don't think many people were planning on doing that anyway, Samilin.
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