Sep 16

CRT 2000 test

Up until a week ago I didn’t know what is the CRT 2000 test.

Now I am a huge fan!

My girlfriend called me up about 10 days ago that she needs somebody to babysit her little 8 month old while she will have a special test done some sort of body scan. CRT 2000 thermographic test

She was scared, she was suspecting possible breast cancer and her local (very small town in the middle of nowhere in rural BC) was not taking her seriously. What are friends for, I said no problem.

My friend has been to this special clinic in Saskatoon before and totally trusts the doctor and the process they use to diagnose so I thought I should take advantage and have this private medical scan done too. After you reach a certain age most of us would like to know what is starting to break down so we can start taking preventative actions.

I didn’t know what to expect but it was a lot easier than I thought. The technician took my body temperature in about 100 different places then cooled the room down and took my body temperatures from the same spots again. This temperature was instantly recorded in a computerized system that sent all the data into at data centre somewhere in Vancouver from what I understood and analyzed it and compared it with data already in the system and sent back the results to the health centre I was at.

The best part was when I sat down with the doctor (Doctor Brian) and he started explaining my results in detail. I was never informed of my results in such detail explaining why and how and connecting the dots.

This made me realize that our traditional doctors, or at least most of them run short on educating their patients and because of that they miss motivating us to get healthier and how to do it.

Anyway, if you want to know the details of what a CRT 2000 thermographic test is check out the link.

I would recommend it to anybody as a great functional non-intrusive overall test. If you care considering a private MRI or CT Scan do this test first.

Did you hear of this test before. Leave a comment.

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    With regards to finding the best diet for losing belly fat you’re going to need to look into the dieting program you are choosing to make certain that it fits your lifestyle and you will be able to follow and stick to i. The main reason most diets available on the market are going to fail is because they are going to virtually starve your body in hopes to make you lose the fat accumulated on your belly.

    The worst aspect about these diets is that they are not be sustainable due to the fact ultimately your body will rebel and you might end up eating foods you are not supposed to or you might even end up binging. But with the best analysis you can learn your best diet for belly fat loss and you’ll not only shed the excess weight quickly but you are going to keep it off as well.

    • Searching for a way to get rid of your belly fat?
    • Tired of struggling with the wiggling and jingling fat around your waist?
    • Frustrated with the lack of results no matter how hard you try?

    You are not alone millions of people are in the same boat as you. Abdominal fat seems to be the hardest area to target when it comes to weight loss. However, no matter how bad your genetics is, losing stomach fat is not impossible.

    You too can achieve a flat stomach and a better figure with a diet that is best suited to you so you can keep at it and make a permanent and sustainable life style change.

    Obesity has been linked to lethal health issues like Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, High Blood Pressure, Heart disease, stroke etc… To keep this terror in check, it is very important to have regular physical activity and keep follow a diet that works for you. Here is a video you can check out.

    So what constitutes such a program? If you think that it is some magical pill or secret workout method to attain flat abs, you are mistaken. A program that helps you trim your belly is simply an effective way to eliminate stubborn abdominal fat through a gradual lifestyle changes. Anybody can start to change their life style any time. Do your due diligence and research what you think will fit your lifestyle likes and dislikes the best and go for it. Determine your own pace and the intensity of the physical activities you are choosing but make sure you are consistent.

    Good luck and good riddance to our belly fat! 🙂

     

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      Here is another great post by guest blogger Lisa Cleary:

      There’s no doubt, as our body slows down, going into coasting mode instead of overdrive, that it becomes ever more difficult to retain that great figure we had before we hit 40-something and had a close encounter with menopause. The days when we could eat a box of cakes and see no difference has become a dim and distant memory recalled with fondness and occasional yearning; now we only have to look at or smell a cake and our waistline gets ready to expand a little further. Aging has a lot to answer for in this change in our body chemistry, when muscle mass tends to decrease and body fat increase, moving inexorably to the belly. We then commence our long term fight to lose that belly fat and tone our abdomen back into compliance. Keeping your figure over age 40

      Other factors also come into play, as our families grow up and move away from home, our lives become more relaxed and we find ourselves with increased leisure time. When once we seemed to spend our days at a constant gallop between schools, home, the stores and doctors or dentists, we now have time to fill. With a long gap since we were involved in sport or other exercise, we have to re-adjust to consciously allocating time to keeping fit, whether we choose to visit the gym, take up jogging or swimming or perhaps opt for a spot of Zumba on a regular basis.

      Why Light is Smart

      While we may focus on keeping our curves in the right places and facing the right way, we should not lose sight of another benefit of keeping slimmer and fit as we mature.  Recent study has revealed that by losing that excess weight when we are older, our brain function may improve. Research carried out by the Endocrine Society followed the progress of 20 over 61 year old women over a period of six months during diet modification. At the close of six months, researchers found that the subjects had improved brain function, particularly in relation to face identification and matching. Their findings were that obesity-related impairment in memory function was reversible; and that brain activity during memory testing reflected this improvement. The altered brain activity suggests that the brain becomes more active when storing new memories and less active when retrieving old memories, suggesting that memorizing became more efficient and retrieval required less brain power than before weight loss was achieved.

      Another study, led by John Gunstad of Kent State University, focused on 150 people with weight of an average 300 pounds. The researchers analyzed memory tests prior to 109 participants undergoing bariatric surgery, while the other 41 did not undergo any procedure. After twelve weeks, the participants were all asked to undertake the same memory tests again. The subjects who had undergone surgery, losing an average of 50 pounds in weight, showed an improvement in their cognitive skills, including memory and organizational skills. The morbidly obese participants, whose weight remained the same, exhibited a small decline in brain function.

      Achieving our Goal

      In order to be successful in achieving our weight loss target, we should understand how our body works with calories and exercise in regulating weight. Licensed Prescriptions summarizes the 10 most common myths there are about weight loss; and this is a great basis on which to build our new behavior patterns, as we now understand how our eating habits may affect our weight. To achieve our goal, we need to reduce our calorific intake, as well as ensuring we increase our exercise. To be of use to our health, particularly our heart and lungs, exercise should be energetic enough to increase heart rate and cause slight breathlessness. If we don’t manage this, our body burns far less calories and is unable to rid our body of the toxins which may have accumulated in muscles and soft tissues. To lose a pound in weight, we must reduce or burn off 3500 calories. That may seem hard work if we add up how many pounds overweight we are and then how many calories that represents. By working on eating 3500 less calories each week and taking regular exercise, we should be able to lose around 2 pounds a week in weight. Medical professionals say that to be healthy and to sustain a reduced weight, we should aim for a weight loss of around 1-2 pounds a week.

      So to achieve and maintain a state of good physical and mental health, we need to ensure that our BMI stays within acceptable parameters. For many of us, that means changing our long term eating habits as well as exercising. The good news is that having achieved our goal, we will not only look smart, but will be smart too.

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        Here is a great article by my guest blogger Lisa Cleary. Please read it. Lots of good info.

        For most of us, sunscreen is a part of our daily facial cleansing and make-up routine; present in some of the best-selling creams, foundations and serums, it is also a welcome ingredient in some of the most popular new products on the market, including Argan oil moisturizers. Sunscreen has garnered much interest over the years owing to its ability to help stave off skin cancer. A study published on June 4, 2013 in the journal, Annals of Internal Medicine, however, has conclusively prosuntan lotion and youthfool skinven that the use of a broad spectrum sunscreen does much more than we imagined, actually keeping skin looking significantly younger if used daily.

        The study followed 903 subjects between the ages of 25 and 55, asking some to use sunscreen daily (with frequent reapplications) and others to use sunscreen as they wished. After a four-and-a-half-year period, those who used sunscreen daily were found to have a 24% lower rate of skin aging, than those who had used it irregularly. Daily sunscreen use was found to positively affect subjects, irrespective of age, skin type, history of skin cancer, smoking, profession, etc. In order to provide this effect, said the scientists, subjects needed to use a sunscreen with an SPF factor of at least 15, apply a sufficiently thick quantity and reapply it often. Additionally, it was crucial to use a broad spectrum sunscreen, since this protects skin against both UVA and UVB rays, which play their respective roles in prematurely aging skin.

        Opponents to Sunscreen Use

        The above-mentioned study is interesting material in that it would suggest that the benefits of sunscreen outweigh its risks. Renowned opponents to the use of this product include beauty guru Leslie Kenton (author of over 35 best-selling books on health and beauty). In her book Skin Revolution, she refers to a study carried out by the University of Alabama’s Physics Department: “Sunscreens are designed to prevent skin cancer by absorbing ultraviolet radiation from the sun before it gets to the DNA in skin cells,” said the researchers. Yet some sunscreens, they added, contain a chemical called octyl methoxycinnamate, which binds to DNA. Therefore, instead of keeping the harmful rays away, they actually deliver them straight to the skin’s DNA.

        It is vital to carefully check the ingredients list of any sunscreen you are purchasing and, if possible, to opt for mineral-based sunblocks comprising ‘physical blocks’ like titanium oxide or zinc oxide. These products reflect the light away instead of absorbing them. Additionally, it is important to cover skin as much as possible, using hats, long sleeves and large-size sunglasses (which also happen to be a very fashionable choice this year), and to keep the sun away from the most delicate areas in your face (including the eyes). A basic rule to follow when selecting a sunscreen is: the more natural, the better. Many chemicals in sunscreens and other skin care products react with the skin, producing new compounds that lead to increased skin sensitivity and allergies.

        Fighting Aging from Within

        Merely using a good sunblock is not likely to keep your skin youthful and glowing if you are overloading your internal system with toxic foods. Protecting skin against premature aging and cancer must always begin from the inside, in the form of toxic-free nutrition. Foods to avoid include those which are high in sugar and processed ingredients. Excess sugar causes our blood sugar to spike, leading the excess production of insulin. When too much insulin remains in our system for too long, the body grows insulin resistant, a factor which has recently been identified as a leading cause of obesity.

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          There are those who are genetically predisposed, and the risk of developing diabetes increases with age. While these risk factors may be out of your control, your risk can still be reduced by proper lifestyle modification.

          Then there are the lifestyle factors that elevate risk—like being overweight or obese, carrying extra weight in your abdomen, a sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet high in processed foods or carbohydrates—all of which are within our control. With discipline, you can change your lifestyle, which can make a big difference in the development and management of type 2 diabetes.

          Diet

          One of the first things you learn upon being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes is that the days of casual eating, or overeating, are behind you. You should not seek out a quick fix, but understand that the successful management of diabetes requires a lifestyle of healthy eating.

          The tools for diabetes-specific weight loss and diet abound, with options ranging from countless online resources you can peruse at home to seeking the professional help of a nutritionist. You will likely count carbohydrates, learn how to read food labels and become an expert in the glycemic index.

          You should avoid simple carbohydrates and processed foods, which cause a spike in your blood sugar levels and likely contribute to insulin resistance.

          Eating a diet that is based on fruits and vegetables, whole grains and seafood, instead of a meat-cheese-starch diet has been effective in managing diabetes.

          Exercise

          Exercising with type 2 diabetes can be a challenge because you will need to monitor your blood sugar levels before, during and afterward. However, it is imperative that you transition from a sedentary lifestyle to one that includes moderate exercise several times per week.

          Start slowly. If you have a sit-down job in an office, take a walk during your lunch break. Set achievable goals and do not have unrealistic expectations, because again you are aiming to develop a lifestyle. Try cycling, swimming, yoga or walking.

          Studies show that forming a new habit takes 90 days, and positive self-talk can help you achieve any goal. Approaching your lifestyle overhaul with that mindset will make it less challenging.

          Besides, the benefits of improving your health will most likely lead to a lessened reliance on your diabetes medications—and in some cases, patients have completely eliminated the need for medication to control their diabetes.

          Medication

          Diet and exercise can definitely help to manage type 2 diabetes, but medication is often necessary as well. All medications for type 2 diabetes are meant to be used with diet and exercise, not instead of, to control blood sugar levels.

          The trouble is that some have found the prescriptions meant to help manage diabetes can have adverse side effects with complications that can lead to a worsened state of health. The reports of serious complications like pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer in patients using Januvia and Byetta should serve as motivation to reduce your reliance on diabetes medications.

           

          Linda Grayling is a writer for Drugwatch.com. She enjoys keeping up with the latest news in the medical field. For up-to-date information, feel free to follow Drugwatch on Twitter.

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