Activity is the Key to Help against Cardiovascular Issues

Is our lack of motion killing us? Absolutely. In fact, one of our most unhealthy “activities” is our lack of activity, the sedentary lifestyle of our first-world nation status, where more and more, we sit – at a desk, at a computer, in front of a television – nearly every day of the week, as opposed to engaging in any meaningful physical activities.

In fact, some experts even say our chronic immobility is as dangerous to our health as cigarettes.

“Smoking certainly is a major cardiovascular risk factor and sitting can be equivalent in many cases,” Dr. David Coven, cardiologist with St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, said.

Coven said the latest research indicates that  Continue reading

US Tele-Medicine Board Member Peter Rettman is “Instructor of the Year” at University of Washington

(Beverly Hills) – “Peter Rettman, a distinguished member of our Board of Directors earned yet another accolade when the University of Washington awarded him the Instructor of the Year, at a ceremony in Seattle,” announced our Chairman Jacques von Speyer.

Peter, who is a Managing Director of National Securities, has been lecturing at the University of Washington since 1975.  His tenure is highlighted by being the most senior of teaching instructors at the University, having lectured on business, the stock market and the economy, for over Thirty-Five years.

He is a graduate of the University of Washington, with a Major in finance.  Peter began his career working his way through College at Walston and Company, then joined Kidder Peabody from 1973 to 1988, rising to be both a partner at Kidder and a member of the Kidder Associates – achieving the rank of Top 25 retail brokers in the USA.

Peter spent four years at Kemper Securities as Senior Vice President and Sales Manager prior to joining Piper Jaffray as a Managing Director, and Pacific Northwest Equity Marketing Director.  Peter was recognized as one of the top ten Jaffary brokers nationwide. In December 1994 he become an Independent Securities Broker and joining Continue reading

Decrease the Side Effects of Vaccines

“My veterinarian made me do it! I love my veterinarian so much, that I do exactly what he/she tells me to do. We all listen to the alternative practitioners warning about the potential side effects and how vaccination is not a simple thing but is a true medical procedure with risks and benefits just like all medical procedures. But I’m scared because I’ve heard that it can have dangerous, life threatening consequences, not just for my pets but for my kids and me, too. I’m just so afraid not to get those booster shots, that I get the reminders for in the mail, all the time. It seems all we ever get are scare tactics thrown at us if we raise any objections to these vaccines. We’re just told about how risky and unconscionable it is to NOT vaccinate. The ultimate blow being when my vet tells me, I won’t be able to bring my pet back to the clinic unless I vaccinate and boost regularly. What if I have an emergency, then what?”

Sound familiar? What are we supposed to do in the face of such tactics? For those of us who dare to recommend caution about vaccination, especially annual boosters and/or even the appropriate time  Continue reading

Improve your Health by Hugging a Tree

Tree hugging, that much maligned hippy generation idea, has now been shown to have scientific validity after all. Contrary to popular belief, touching a tree does make you healthier. In fact you don’t even have to touch the tree to get better, just being within its vicinity has the same effect.

In a recently published book, Blinded by Science, (www.blindedbyscience.co.uk) the author Matthew Silverstone, proves scientifically that trees improve many health issues such as; mental illnesses, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), concentration levels, reaction times, depression and the ability to alleviate headaches.

Countless studies have shown that children show significant psychological and physiological effects  Continue reading

Tanning Beds Boost Vitamin D Production

The FDA has the media and subsequently many Americans in a (perhaps unjustified) uproar about teens using tanning beds, and they are now pushing to ban tanning for people under 18. It is time to set some of this witch-hunting straight.

The ruckus comes in the wake of a report that was released last year by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization. The report resulted in the IARC’s changing the status of tanning beds from ‘possibly carcinogenic’ to ‘carcinogenic.’

With the same argumentation and evidence, the sun itself would fall into that category.

The media definitely talks about it as a danger,  Continue reading

Dishwashers and Washing Machines can Harbor Deadly Fungi

In many ways, modern home appliances have made life simpler by reducing the amount of time it takes to clean, cook, and perform other routine household activities. But some of these technological advances may be responsible for increasing the prevalence of harmful “super” pathogens that have grown resistant to stimuli that used to eliminate them, suggests a new report in the British Mycological Society journal Fungal Biology.

According to the report, household appliances that use water, which include dishwashers and washing machines, have become a new point of infestation for potentially deadly fungi like Exophiala dermatitidis and E. phaeomuriformis. These strains and others, which would normally be killed off by heat and detergents, have become tolerant to them, and are now being found in a majority of the household appliances tested.

Researchers from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia gathered samples from the dishwashers, washing machines,  Continue reading