Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Guyton & Hall on medical physiology, 13th edition, can lead you to better understand of the workings of your body, allowing you control over maintaining health and preventing morbid diseases.
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“This blog will help you establish a healthy life style to avoid future morbid illness, establish optimum health and deal with disease & heal with expert knowledge.”
This information is meant for healthy people wanting to get healthier. Those with co-morbid and chronic disease need to seek guidance of their medical specialist first.
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Diet: your body needs nutrition, not processed foods high in salt, sugar and fat- addictive taste. Natural organic diet high in grain, vegetable, nuts and fruits.
The body needs 20 different amino acids to maintain good health and normal functioning You must obtain nine of these amino acids, called the essential amino acids, through food.
Good dietary sources include meat, eggs, tofu, soy, buckwheat, quinoa, and dairy. A healthy body can manufacture the other 11 amino acids.
There are nine essential amino acids, which you must get through your diet: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.
They’re vital for functions such as protein synthesis, tissue repair and nutrient absorption.
Some may also prevent muscle loss and improve mood, sleep, athletic performance and weight loss.
Fortunately, these vital compounds are found in many animal- and plant-based foods, helping you meet your daily needs through a healthy and balanced diet.
Foods that contain all nine essential amino acids are referred to as complete proteins.
Complete protein sources include:
Other plant-based sources of protein like beans and nuts are considered incomplete, as they lack one or more of the essential amino acids.
However, if you’re following a plant-based diet, you can still ensure proper intake of all essential amino acids as long as you eat a variety of plant proteins each day.
Exercise: According to Guyton & Garner, rigorous daily exercise for 15-20 minutes a day will keep you heart healthy. This model holds true up to age 40 and beyond for those who established this health life style in their youth.
People over age of 40 with sedentary life style or those with Co-Morbidities, low intensity cardiac workout, like walking would suffice.
Upon the start of your fitness training, you may need to start with Cybex Arc or stationary cycling before you venture out on running. Muscle strength and toning protects your joints from overuse and undue damage.
Stretching before exercise is critical to avoid tendon and muscle injury, even for athletes. especially true after age 40 and beyond, where muscle and tendons are not as flexible.
Muscle strengthening is vital for good health and before assuming exercise.
Strengthening your abdominal and back muscle with setups and pull-ups helps reduce low back problems and sudden back strain and disk herniations.
Environment- Technology and healthy living
Allergens: Heating ducts and dust mites & danders cause allergic rhinitis with congestion, stuffy nose and headaches. During winter with freezing temperatures the humidity drops and the air pumped in by the heating ducts is very dry. Use of electrical heainting technology,
Technotherm.de, can give you a more clean and ambient air during fall and winter months.
Fasting helps shed off precancel cells from the body:
Carcinogens: According to the National Cancer Institute & American Cancer Society-
"The environment is filled with substances, carcinogens, that can potentially lead to cancer in humans. Cancer is the result of changes in a cell’s DNA – its genetic “blueprint."
According to the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine:
"Fasting cann slow and even stop the progression of cancer, kill cancer cells and boost the immune system."
1)- A process is known as differential stress resistance (DSR). Short-term starvation (STS), intermittent fasting for 12-14 hours, causes a rapid switch of cells to a protected mode. It is theorized that cancer cells do not respond to the protective signals generated by fasting, thus leaving them vulnerable to the immune system.
2)- Moreover, fasting caused “old” immune cells to die, which were replaced by stem cells as soon as the subjects recommenced eating.They concluded that a 3-day fast could help regenerate a strong immune system
3)- Fasting seems to provide more dramatic results and protection of healthy cells, without the risk of weight loss or immune suppression. Fasting induces changes associated with cellular protection to actually protect against dramatic weight loss initially and increases protection from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can damage cells, proteins, and DNA, which can contribute to aging.
4)- Fasting results in a more significant drop in insulin levels, as well as an increase in insulin sensitivity in a shorter amount. Given that insulin levels play a role in cancer risk, these differences are potentially clinically important.
For general cancer prevention, it may be beneficial to add intermittent or short-term fasts in combination with a plant-based cancer prevention diet. Non-enzymatic antioxidants include low-molecular-weight compounds, such as vitamins (vitamins C and E), β-carotene.
Fasting-sheds off precancerous cells yet can also shrinks your stomach to a normal size, back down to 0.8-1.5 liters from the abnormal expansion from overeating.
Eating slow and chewing diligently, up to twenty rounds for each bite, allows the hormone Cholecystokinin time to be secreted from the small intestines into circulation and reach the satiety center in the brain stem to stimulate satiety. Moreover, large food bits causes the stomach to delay emptying and increases gastric juices to break it down before sending it down the small intestines. The antrum of the stomach senses size and integrity of the food and acts accordingly.
Healthy diet and exercise can regress plump cholesterol soft plaque in arteries, according to a Seattle study. The plaque is destabilized by oxidative stress and smoking that when ruptured causes a heart attack and possibly death at young age from Ventricular Fibrillation (VF). Older people have hard calcified plaque, that has allowed through time, neo-vascularization of collateral circulation pass the occlusion. They don't usually have VF and sudden death like a younger patient with a heart attack. The process of healthy diet and exercise plus fasting can do away with plump cholesterol plaque in the arteries, actually regresses- reduces MI and CVA.
The Essence of good health-
Hand washing, with soap and warm water, removes germs that cause disease. Always do before eating or touching your face and mouth. Clears bacteria, bacterial spore, viruses and pollutants. Virulent bacterial spores are not cleared by hand sanitizers.
Local Honey from your local region helps your allergic rhinitis by introducing your body to pollen from the local trees in your are. Reducing and eliminating your allergy symptoms in spring from pollen and in the fall from weeds.
Hydration during health and illness-
Hydrate Gatorade or Pedialyte which contains salt and sugar with water. The stomach allows free diffusion and entry of water into the circulation, energy free and without active transport needing energy ATP and temporal delay. The coupled Sodium- Glucose ligand stimulation of the protein ligand open the protein channels for free quick water diffusion vs water or juice alone needing delayed active transport through the protein.
This specially important during illness with adult and children needing quick hydration replacement for lost fluids from diarrhea or heat perspiration.
"Sodium-glucose co-transport mechanism: Note that the transport carrier protein has two binding sites on its exterior side, one for sodium and one for glucose. A special property of the trans-port protein is that a conformational change to allow sodium movement to the interior will not occur until a glucose molecule also attaches. When they both become attached, the conformational change takes place, and the sodium and glucose are transported to the inside of the cell at the same time. Hence."
Diffusion of Water and Other Lipid-Insoluble Molecules Through Protein Channels. Even though water is highly insoluble in the membrane lipids, it readily passes through channels in protein molecules that penetrate all the way through the membrane. Many of the body’s cell membranes contain protein “pores” called aquaporins that selectively permit rapid passage of water through the membrane. Eaquaporins are highly specialized, and there are at least 13 di erent types in various cells of mammals. Chemicals that bind to the channel proteins (ligand-gated channels)."
Guyton and Hall textbook on Medical Physiology 13th edition
Emotional well-being can boost your immune system:
Based on literature our findings showed that psychological well-being was proven could increase human body immune response. The evidenced were by improvements of several indicators in saliva, blood and plasma. In other way, psychological ill-being was associated with decreased immune responses. Numerous studies compiled and discussed in review also suggested that improving immune response through psychological well-being could increase living comfort.
Organismal physiology and health depend on the coordinated action of multiple cellular networks. A perfect example is provided by the immune system and the nervous system, which harbor myriads of immune and neuronal cell subsets that can sense and respond to multiple environmental conditions and aggressions. Cross talk between the immune and nervous systems has been reported in healthy and disease states, and recent studies indicate that neuro-immune interactions can operate as important immunoregulatory hubs. Notably, immune cells and neuronal cells can colocalize and interact at discrete anatomical sites to drive tissue protection and physiology. These multicellular platforms, known as neuro–immune cell units (NICUs) (1), are challenging our views on how tissue physiology is orchestrated and are likely among the most exciting challenges in immunology over the coming decades. Annual Review of Immunology
Emotional well being improves health and stimulate the immune system boosting pr
According to the UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology, there is a growing body of literature that discusses the benefits of exercise and meditation.
There are physical and psychological benefits of each of the techniques.
The microbiota of the human body consists of more than 1014 microorganisms that inhabit different areas of the body, among which the intestine harbors the largest community. In addition to the expected role in maintaining gastrointestinal homeostasis, the microbiota is also fundamental for maintaining nutritional activities, metabolic functions in nutrient digestion, detoxification, vitamin synthesis, and immunologic homeostasis in the host
Dogs as a vector of disease:
Dogs are a major reservoir for zoonotic infections. Dogs transmit several viral and bacterial diseases to humans. Zoonotic diseases can be transmitted to human by infected saliva, aerosols, contaminated urine or feces and direct contact with the dog. Viral infections such as rabies and norovirus and bacterial infections including Pasteurella, Salmonella, Brucella, Yersinia enterocolitica, Campylobacter, Capnocytophaga, Bordetella bronchiseptica, Coxiella burnetii, Leptospira, Staphylococcus intermedius and Methicillin resistance staphylococcus aureus are the most common viral and bacterial zoonotic infections transmitted to humans by dogs.