Chronic lung diseases– Maintaining Good health

Chronic lung diseases

I worked as a  CNA for a number of years, before retirement and during my time working in the field, I have come across a number of elderly people suffering from different types of chronic lung disease.

It was very painful for me to watch them laboring to breathe  even with the aid of oxygen in some cases and it was still very difficult,

So I think we should look at some of these chronic lung diseases and their causes and what we could do to prevent them in our effort in maintaining good health.

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The Cuisinart MSC-600- Slower cooker review


The Cuisinart MSC-600-Slower cooker review

The slow cooker also known as a crock pot is a countertop electrical appliance used to simmer at a lower temperature than other cooking methods, such as baking boiling and frying.

Because of this, there is no need to constantly attending to this pot.

The crockpot is used to cook a variety of dishes soups, stews, pot roast beverages, desserts, and dips.

Because of the method cooking is more healthy there are no needs to use oils and fats you can also use cheaper cuts of meat and because it is cooked slowly it comes out tender.

There is no need to be constantly attending the pot so you can actually do other things in the meantime.

There are different features of different brands of the crock pot, and we will be looking on one of them.

There are certain features that I look for in a slow cooker

  • Glass cover (to see in the pot without lifting the cover) tempered proof glass that will not overheat.
  • High handle to hold so fingers will not get burnt
  • Ceramic or some such like material that can be easily cleaned
  • Can be used to braise meat so everything can be done in 1 pot
  • Must be able to steam vegetables
  • Have the feature to keep contents warm

Can store leftovers in the container

The Cuisinart MSC-600-3-in 1-cook central multi cooker slow cooker Brown/saute steamer has most of these features and we will be looking at these.

1Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cook Central 6-Quart Multi-Cooker: Slow Cooker, Brown/Saute, Steamer touch switches modes when a recipe calls for combination cooking This slow cooker is very versatile it is multi-functional.

It has a  glass cover with an archangel which enables the lifting of the cover without getting burnt.

It also has a steaming rack which has 2 height either very low or with a little height.

The cooking pot is removable it is non stick for easy cleaner dishwasher safe 6-quart capacity can hold enough for a large family.

There is also 2 sturdy side handles and stainless housing for easy cleaning

Extra-large blue backlit LCD display with easy-to-read time and temperature settings

There are 3 fully programmable cooking functions Slow Cook on high, low, simmer or warm for up to 24 hours, includes automatic Keep Warm feature

There is a Brown/Saute for brazing so there is no need for using more than one pot the temperature can be set from 450

This crock can be used for almost anything from teaming vegetable, fish or even custard.

This slow cooker is very reasonably priced at Amazon for $129.00 there is also 3 years warranty available.

Having a crock pot will aid in the  lifestyle of eating healthy

And there will be time available to do other things. This cooker can be set on slow for up to 24 hrs and automatically goes to keep warm,  the food will be kept warm even if we are not there.


Amazon has this crockpot on sale and there is 3 years warranty 


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Herbs for health and healing — maintaining Good Health and Wellness.

Herbs for health and healing

In my search for maintaining good health naturally, I found information on herbs that are good for not only maintaining good health but also for healing.

There are so many herbs for health and healing and in this post, we will be looking at some of these herbs.

Some of them are common and some not so common but the good thing is there are supplements if we cannot the get herbs itself.

White Willow Bark

Most willows are found in temperate and arctic zones but willows can be found in all continents except Antarctica and Australia.

White willow bark has some useful benefits. It is said to have the ability to reduce fevers and eliminate pain, lower inflammation, treat migraines Csoothe stomach, heal skin rashes.

The white willow bark has been used as medicine for over 1000 years The benefits of the white willow bark are numerous.

It can be consumed as a tea by  steeping pieces of chopped bark in hot water or be taken in capsule

White willow bark is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and because of this it helps in relieving inflammation in the respiratory tracts, irritable syndrome, arthritis pain and reduces fever.

For many women who have abnormally heavy periods and or severe menstrual symptoms can get help by taking a small glass of willow bark tea.  Not only will it help in stopping the period pain and cramping but it helps in mood swings. It helps you to relax and balance the hormones in a woman’s body.

White willow also helps the skin as the high content of antioxidant compounds found in it increases the blood flow to the skin reducing the appearance of wrinkles and age spots.

White willow help in treating migraines by lowering the blood pressure in the capillaries and blood vessels in the head relieving those painful and debilitating symptoms.

So while white willow is good for health and healing there could be some side effects especially if you are allergic to aspirin or have blood or kidney disorders. There is no need to take white willow on a regular basis.

It is advisable to consult your physician before adding white willow to your health care regime

Green Tea Extract

Green tea is made from Camellia leaves that have not undergone the withering and oxidation process. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture has spread to many other countries are Asia.

Green tea extra was used in Chinese and Indian medicine for different uses. The tea leaves are first processed by soaking in an alcohol solution and are further concentrated on various levels. The byproducts of the process are also packaged and used

Extracts can be had in liquid, powder tablet or capsule. Decaffeinated versions are also available.

Green Tea Extract is said to be able to cure many diseases. Because it is rich in antioxidants called catechins which are shown to  increase antioxidant capacity and protect against oxidative stress and may promote heart health, lower blood pressure and enhances weight loss,


Celery is a plant native to Europe but it is now grown all over the world. Celery is high in minerals, including sodium and chlorine but  is a poor source of vitamins

Celery is used to treat arthritis, nervousness, the juice has been shown to effectively lower blood pressure

Evening primrose

Evening Primrose is said to contain the pain-relieving compound phenylalanine and is increasingly being used to treat chronic headaches. It has many preventive and therapeutic qualities and many herbalists are recommending evening primrose for preventing disease like aging problems acne, heart disease, symptoms of

weight control obesity and PMS.

Health benefits

Evening primrose oil contains a high concentration of fatty acid called GLA and it is this fatty acid that is largely responsible for the remarkable healing properties of the oil help improve nerve function aiding in problems ranging from PMS to headaches.

Ease the joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis

Supplements containing evening primrose oil has been shown to lessen joint pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis sufferers.

Prevent Diabetes-associated nerve damage

The GLA in evening primrose can help prevent, and in some cases reverse neuropathy seen in some cases with diabetes

Evening primrose also helps in treating acne by reducing the risk of clog pores reducing the risk of inflammation itching and flaking associated with acne

Evening Primrose is associated with the treatment of Alzheimer’s related memory deficiencies by boosting the transmission of the nerve impulses

Cat’s Claw

Cat’s claw has been used by the indigenous tribes of Peru to treat asthma, inflammations of the urinary tract, arthritis, rheumatism, and bone pain

Cat’s claw has been used in Peru and Europe since early 1990 for diseases that target the immune system such as cancer and AIDS

  • The  uses for cat’s claw are many but the main ones are as an immune stimulant and adjunctive therapy for cancer ( it reduces the side effects of chemotherapy and protect cells)
  • Bowel cleanser and anti-inflammatory for Crohn’s colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and other bowel problems.
  • An anti-inflammatory for arthritis, and muscle pains, strains, and injury.
  • As a general daily tonic to tone, balance and strength all body functions
  • For stomach ulcers and ulcerative colitis and as an ulcer preventative stomach and bowel protector.


We will need a resistance band for his one  tie a knot at one end of the band and put it in the door and close the door wrap the other end around either leg the one farthest from the door keep your leg straight try not to bend the knee pull your leg across your body into hip adduction  .

Then, turn away from the door and kick forward into hip flexion. Next, turn with your leg away from the door and kick out to the side into hip abduction. Lastly, turn towards the door and kick behind you into hip extension. If you don’t want to use the band, you can do them without and try not holding on to make it more difficult and challenge your balance.  Remember Boomers we need to move and stretch

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I have updated this post and have added a link to silver sneakers easy exercise video hope you enjoy it

The 30-Minute Strength Circuit

Set aside 30 minutes this weekend to build some muscle.

Posted by SilverSneakers on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Bennifits of Taking Supplements- Maintaining Good Health

We are looking into supplements’ and their benefits to our overall health and well-being<script async
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the definition of supplements is;- A product is taken orally that contain one or more ingredients (such as vitamins or amino acids) that are intended to supplement one’s diet and are not considered food.

Sometimes our diet is deficient in our daily requirements of certain vitamins and minerals and this can lead to chronic conditions It is therefore very beneficial to take supplements’.

When we take supplements’ we fill the gap between the different vitamins and nutrients that are missing or is in inadequate.

A pregnant woman, for example, would need to take supplements’ of folic acid which reduces the risk of the development of certain birth defects.

People suffering from heart disease should take supplements’ of fish oil which contain Omega 3 fatty acids

Popular supplements’ include products that are the source of enzymes, herbal and amino acids along with vitamins and minerals.

Supplements contribute to our overall health and well-being. These supplements’ come in the different forms for your continence.

They can be had in powered, capsules, energy bars and tablets, So we have no excuse to be deficient in our essential vitamins or minerals.

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Purchase Premier Turmeric Supplements







Purchase Premier Turmeric

Turmeric which is known for its properties curcumin and is very beneficial to arthritis suffers is available now in tablet form can be purchased now at Pure formulas fo$14.95 for 60 tablets.


I have been taking Premier Turmeric for over one month and I have noticed a significant improvement   in  my arthritic pain level


Premier Turmeric supplement contains pure Indian turmeric, I have seen other turmeric supplement costing as much as $35.oo for 60 tablets


I use to take one naproxen 100mg 1 or 2 times daily now I take 1 tablet 2 or 3 times per week I would recommend this supplement along with some easy exercise and stretches I have seen a big improvement in my pain management and Premier Turmeric also has a 5-star rating.


Premier Turmeric can be purchased now for $14.95 at Pure formulas free 2-day shipping.



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Spices for good health- Maintaining good health

There are certain herbs and spices that are not only excellent for bones and joints but are good for our overall health.  We will be looking at some of these today.   There are herbs  and spices that will minimize inflammation it the joints that cause pain

These supplements come in different forms, some come in powder, capsules or the leaves of the herbs itself.


Basil, cinnamon, cayenne, cloves, cumin, turmeric, ginger, oregano, thyme, garlic, rosemary

Turmeric and curcumin – Turmeric’s yellow-orange pigment, curcumin, is the main active ingredient in this super spice. Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory benefits are actually comparable to prescribed drugs as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines like Advil and Motrin. But, unlike the drugs, curcumin is not toxic at all.

In researching for this post I have found out that Curcumin decreases inflammation and oxidation in the brain. This spice also speeds up the recovery time from strokes as well.

Turmeric and its active ingredient, curcumin, are also highly effective against diseases like irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, and arthritis. Turmeric also improves liver function, lowers homocysteine and prevents heart disease.

It is said that Curcumin is more effective in slowing down the development of Alzheimer’s disease than many medications because it decreases inflammation and oxidation in the brain.

Curcumin is said to also speed up the recovery time from strokes as well. Most importantly, turmeric is said to be one of the most potent anti-cancer spices that helps protect you. Turmeric and its derivatives are currently being studied in alternative cancer treatments.


BASIL:-Basil is a very effective anti-inflammatory herb with extraordinary healing benefits that work for arthritis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel conditions, to name a just a few. In addition, basil helps kill harmful bacteria that cause food poisoning including Listeria, and Staph

Basil is also an excellent source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that prevents free radical damage. Free radical damage is the primary cause of heart disease, cancer, and many other serious health conditions, as well as aging. Because of its dark green colour, it is an excellent source of vitamin K, calcium and magnesium, which is good for the bones. It is also a great source of iron, manganese, vitamin C and potassium. Use both fresh basil and dried basil generously in your foods to maximize its benefits.


Ginger is VERY powerful for your health! Ginger contains over 25 different antioxidants, which makes it extremely effective at fighting free radicals in many body systems.

Ginger is best known for its ability to reduce nausea and vomiting, as well as motion sickness.

And because ginger does not have harmful side effects like many drugs, it is very good for nausea from pregnancy.

It is noted that studies actually show that just 1 gram of ginger before surgery is more effective than the standard anti-nausea medication given for post-surgical nausea and vomiting.

Ginger is also a soothing remedy for sore throats from colds and flu because of its antiviral properties. Ginger also helps coughs and is an effective expectorant.

Because ginger is such a strong anti-inflammatory, it helps reduce the pain and swelling of arthritis, and muscle ache

It is suggested that ginger also fights cancer, reduces cholesterol, and prevents blood clots that lead to strokes or heart disease.


This ancient spice has one of the highest antioxidant levels of any spice.

Cinnamon is highly effective at helping to stabilize blood sugar levels, making it very effective for those with diabetes (type 1 and type 2). In one study of people with type 2 diabetes,

It is suggested that just two teaspoons a day reduced blood sugar as much as 20-30%, as well as lowering LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Cinnamon also has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and helps relieve pain and stiffness in muscles and joints, including arthritis.

Cinnamon has a positive effect on brain function, and smelling cinnamon, or chewing cinnamon flavored gum, can help improve memory and attention.

Cinnamon also reduces inflammation in blood vessels that leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease, as well as having antifungal and antibacterial properties.


Cloves have a unique sweet and spicy flavor but also contain powerful natural medicine. Cloves have strong antiseptic and germicidal ingredients that help fight infections, relieve digestive problems, and arthritis pain. One of the cloves’ best-known uses is its ability to relieve tooth and gum pain.

The oil in cloves kills bacteria and is very effective when applied to scrapes, cuts, fungal infections, itchy rashes, bites, burns, or bruises.

Cloves also help digestive problems like gas, indigestion, nausea, and vomiting, and eliminate harmful parasites, bacteria and fungus in the digestive system.


Garlic has been used throughout recorded history for both medicinal and culinary purposes. The garlic bulb is divided into sections called cloves.

Garlic is one of the most valuable and versatile foods on the planet. Garlic belongs to the Allium family of vegetables which also includes onions, chives, shallots, and leeks.

Garlic promotes the well-being of the heart and immune systems with antioxidant properties and helps maintain healthy blood circulation. One of garlic’s most potent health benefits includes the ability to enhance the body’s immune cell activity.

Garlic has germanium in it. Germanium is an anti-cancer agent, and garlic has more of it than any other herb.

In lab tests, mice fed garlic showed no cancer development, whereas mice that weren’t fed garlic showed at least some. In fact, garlic has been shown to retard tumor growth in human subjects in some parts of the world.

Another benefit of garlic is it helps regulate the body’s blood pressure. So whether you have problems with low or high blood pressure, garlic can help equalize it.

Garlic helps strengthen your body’s defenses against allergies; helps loosen plaque from the artery walls; helps regulate your blood sugar levels; and is the best choice for killing and expelling parasites such as pinworms from the human body

n addition to all these health benefits, garlic is packed with vitamins and nutrients. Some of these include protein, potassium, Vitamins A, B, B2 and C, Calcium, Zinc, and many others. (helps to promote healthy bones


This hot spice not only heats up your dishes, it heats up your body and raises your metabolism, helping you burn fat faster.

Cayenne reduces LDL blood cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and decreases the formation of harmful blood clots, all of which prevent heart attacks and strokes.

And, cayenne is a very effective anti-inflammatory and pain remedy for everything from headaches to arthritis and sore muscles, as well as clearing nasal congestion and boosting immunity.


Rosemary contains active ingredients that are potent antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory agents.

Rosemary is highly effective for respiratory problems including asthma, chest congestion, and respiratory infections.


Stand tall with your feet together, and brace your core. From here—– holding on a wall, counter or sturdy chair for balance if necessary, step one foot in front of you so that your front foot’s heel is against your back foot’s toe.
Your feet should be in a straight line. Imagine you are standing on a tightrope or balance beam. Hold this position for 30 seconds or as long as you can, then switch position of your feet and repeat. Remember everything in moderation.


So we see the benefits that can be obtained by adding these spices to our daily diet. We can use these spices in our meals or they can be taken as a supplement in tablets or as a tea.

Spices can be easily obtained from your grocery stores or in case of tablets from your local pharmacy or health store.

I have left a link to Silver Sneakers for some easy exercise I do hope you will like them and

by doing these simple and easy exercises as often as you can you should see improvements I know I did.

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7 Exercises That Strengthen Your Hips

7 bodyweight exercises that strengthen your hips—just bring a chair and yourself!

Posted by SilverSneakers on Monday, March 12, 2018

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