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  • Therapeutic massage is designed to treat a specific condition and a licensed professional is trained to assist with soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions, as well as support general recovery. Extensive training enables the therapist to take a thorough history and identify contraindications (reasons to not massage).                                                       Make an appointment by calling Carlos at (239)677-8553

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  • 8246940 l 205x300 HEALTH BENEFITS OF PAPAYA.

    * Papaya contains a high amount of potassium and the flesh of papaya is very high in Vitamin A.

    * Papaya seeds and leaves are useful in treating intestinal worms found in the body.[

    * Papaya helps prevent constipation and also aid in digestion. Papaya contains the protein called papain which is a digestive enzyme that helps in natural digestion process.

    * Papaya juice helps in alleviating infections of the colon by clearing away the infection, pus and mucus. Regular consumption will help in improving the problem.

    * The skin of papaya is excellent for treating skin wounds and places that do not heal quickly.

    * Papaya is low in calories and high in nutritive value hence it is an excellent food for those on a diet.

    * Regularly consuming papaya helps to relieve morning sickness and nausea.

    * Papaya has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-cancerous properties. The anti-inflammatory properties in papaya will help reduce pain for those suffering from arthritis, edema and osteoporosis.

    * Papaya is very good for those who frequently suffer from cold, cough or flu because intake of papaya boosts the immune system. The high concentration of Vitamin C and Vitamin A contained in papaya is very beneficial to strengthen the immune system.

    * Papaya is also very good for the hair and helps in controlling dandruff. Papaya shampoos are good for the hair and are available in many health stores.

    * Raw papaya also helps in reducing menstrual irregularities for women. Papaya helps to ease the condition by promoting natural flow of menstruation.

    * Papaya cleans the stomach and studies have shown that papaya alone eaten for 3 to 4 days has a highly beneficial tonic effect upon the stomach and intestines.

    All the parts of the papaya fruit are useful and beneficial. Right from the seeds to the papaya leaves and the flesh of the fruit, all of it has some value. Both the inside and the outside of the fruit can be utilized .Thus no part of the fruit is useless or goes as a waste

    Thus, if love to eat to papaya, it is great because along with savouring the taste you are also ingesting all the benefits associated with eating the fruit, which will result in good health for you !

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  • 4983599 l 300x200 Massage Therapy Benefits Cancer PatientsMassage is the manipulation of outer and deeper tissues of the body, including muscle and connective tissue, typically using one’s hands. Massage therapy has the potential to speed the healing process, promotes relaxation, and foster overall well-being. It involves putting pressure on the body through motion, tension, or vibration, and can be done with mechanical aids or manually. Massage therapy can help relieve soreness, stiffness, and tension in the muscles and improve muscle tone. It helps increase muscle flexibility and range of motion in the limbs. It can reduce scar tissue, speed recovery from exercise, prevent muscle wasting, and increase physical confidence.

    Massage therapy helps reduce inflammation in muscles and boosts cellular energy production. A study conducted by the Buck Institute found that long-term massage lowers levels of chronic pain and helps in improving range of motion in joints.

    Muscle cells that had been massaged showed increased activation of genes that boosted mitochondrial growth, the energy “factories” of cells. Massaged cells also displayed less inflammation. Cancer patients, even those undergoing mesothelioma, breast cancer, or leukemia sometimes are looking for ways to augment their conventional cancer treatment or combat some of the side effects of cancer treatment. Many have found that massage helps alleviate their side effects and gives them more energy and a sense of well-being. Some cautions do apply for massage therapists who are treating cancer patients, however. Massage therapists treating cancer patients need to be in touch with their client’s oncologist to make sure there are no special restrictions on that patient. Some cancer patients are very frail, both from the cancer itself and the side effects of their treatment. These types of patients may need to recover some strength before benefiting from massage therapy. Others are too frail to undergo more vigorous forms of massage, but could benefit from milder massage.

    Often, clients who are cancer patients do not require full massage sessions and might benefit from one lasting no more than 30 minutes. Sometimes, only five minutes is helpful. These patients should be massaged using a lighter touch, taking special care to avoid tender areas or tumor sites, lymph nodes, and areas that have undergone radiation treatment.

    Massage therapists are also encouraged to pay attention to any signals their cancer patient clients may be sending. The patient may flinch or grimace when certain areas are touched, so avoid those areas. They may also tighten their muscles or hold their breath when some areas are manipulated. This is an opportunity for the massage therapist to ask them how they are doing and if less pressure would be preferable.

    Another benefit of massage therapy for patients is the increased production of “feel good” chemicals like endorphins. These chemicals reduce levels of pain; something that many cancer patients report during treatment.

    Cancer patients who want to experience these benefits should consult with their oncology team to ensure that this type of therapy does not conflict with their ongoing therapy. Talk to your doctor and find a therapy that will work best for you and your treatment and give your mind, body and spirit a vacation from some of life’s everyday stressor and soak up the potential benefits of what massage therapy has to offer!

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  • Shoulder and arm muscles Anterior view Human Anatomy Quiz part 1Anterior view of left shoulder and arm muscles.

            Name muscles:

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    9. ___________Shoulder and arm muscles Posterior view some muscles removed Human Anatomy Quiz part 1Shoulder and arm muscles Posterior view Human Anatomy Quiz part 1
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     Posterior view of left shoulder and arm muscles.


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  • Almonds health benefits are at the top of the tree as far as being the healthiest nut we can eat.
    Facts are, the 90 percent of the fats in  almonds are unsaturated, and the nuts are high in protein, fiber, calcium,  magnesium, potassium, vitamin E, and other antioxidants.
    Almonds had been considered in the past too fatty to be a healthy snack, but studies have shown that eating three ounces a day, decreased blood cholesterol levels up to 14%.
     10693636 l 300x200 The Health Benefits of Eating Almonds
    Other researches have shown links between nuts (especially almond) consumption and lower risk of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer disease and other illnesses.
    The folic acid in almonds is believed to help lower levels of homocystein,  the amino acid that is thought to contribute to the buildup of fatty plaque in  the arteries. This nut, also help prevent osteoporosis and regulate blood pressure.
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  • Avocado 5918425 l1 300x263 Avocados: 10 Nutritional BenefitsAvocados are rich in vitamins A, C, and E and are full of other nutrients like potassium. They contain folate, monosaturated fats and antioxidants. Regular consumption of avocados helps us in many ways.
    Here are just 10 of them:
    1. The monosaturated fats in avocados not only help in reducing LDL cholesterol but are also good for the heart. Avocado also lowers the triglycerides in the blood and thus is useful for diabetic patients.
    2. Avocado contains 30% more potassium than banana. The high potassium content helps in regulating blood pressure and prevents circulatory diseases.
    3. Avocados are good for pregnant women since the high folate content in them helps in the development of brain and other tissues of the baby. The B6 vitamin in these fruits may help in reducing nausea that is associated with pregnancy.
    4. Avocado contains carotenoid lutein. Lutein keeps the eyes safe from oxidative stress, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
    5. Avocados have numerous phytonutrients which not only prevent prostate cancer but also repair the damaged cells.
    6. Many studies have shown that avocado can inhibit the growth of cancerous cells without damaging the healthy cells. The oleic acid in this fruit is effective in preventing breast cancer.
    7. It is a powerhouse of vitamin E which protects our skin from free radicals.
    8. Avocado is very effective in stopping bad breath. It also reduces the risk of oral cancer.
    9. Being rich in antioxidants, avocado is helpful in preventing aging symptoms. The glutathione in avocado boosts immune systems, slows the aging process, and encourages a healthy nervous system.
    10. The nutrients and enzymes in avocado soothes the condition of inflamed mucous lining in the stomach and small intestines. It also improves the body’s ability to absorb carotenoids and nutrients
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  • Japanese researches have uncovered a remarkable new way to boost your immune system’s ability to kill cancer cells, viruses and pathogenic bacterias by up to 300%

    Cancer rates in the U.S. are officially off the charts.  A century ago the disease occurred in 1 in 100 people. Today, half of all adults will get some form of cancer in their lifetime. That is 1 in 2 people.

    Why this alarming increase?

    It is being caused by a steady  and widespread breakdown of the immune system among our population. Cancer cells are naturally present in everyone’s bloodstream, but are kept in check by a special immune cell called NK (short for “natural killer”). When NK activity weakens–either from old age, poor nutrition or stress–cancer cells are free to multiply and become tumors.

    We need better treatments.

    Once a person is diagnosed with cancer, the only treatments permitted in U.S. are chemotherapy and radiation which can do nearly as much damage to the patients as they do to the cancer. Both have horrendous side effects and both poison the immune system and destroy NK cells, thus increasing the chances of relapse. And both have poor long-term survival rate.

    This is not the case in other countries. In Japan, for instance, a surprising new, natural cancer treatment involves stimulating the patient’s immune system so tumors are gobbled up by a feeding frenzy of NK cells.

    You might be surprised to learn that doctors trigger this sudden blast of the immune activity with a natural substance found in certain Japanese mushrooms. These mushroom extracts are now one of the leading cancer prescription treatments in that country.

    Using the immune system  like this is the next big frontier in medicine. It holds the promise of finding real cures, not just for cancer, but heart disease, arthritis, allergies and many other ills.

    The good news is that scientists have isolated the active substance in this medicinal mushrooms, called Active Hexose Correlated Compound or AHCC and put it into capsule form.

    AHCC accomplishes the impossible.

    Initial studies done with AHCC since the 1980s suggest that this is one of the most powerful human immune boosters ever tested. It appears to increase NK cell activity by up 300% or more. And it works quickly, usually within hours.

    Officials at NASA have even found that AHCC can be useful in preventing and treating infections in astronauts while they are in space

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  • 12176798 l 300x300 Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfates Target ArthritisSince the publication of the Arthritis Cure, articles and products touting the benefits of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates have flooded the American market. But can these substances actually improve arthritis symptoms and is there good science and research to support their use? The answer to both of these questions is yes.
    Doctors in Europe and Asia have been using glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates for years to treat osteoarthritis and other joint problems. Numerous studies have shown that these substances are effective in reducing joint pain, swelling and tenderness and improving range of motion. Thousands of patients worldwide have found relief through the use of these ingredients. Despite these positive findings overseas, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates did not become well known in the US until the publication of the best- seller The Arthritis Cure by Jason Theodosakis, M.D., M.S., M.P.H. In the book, Dr. Theodosakis lays out the scientific basis for the use of these ingredients and the large body of research supporting their use in osteoarthritis.
    Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a degenerative joint disease that affects approximately 30 million people in the US. NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen or acetaminophen (Tylenol) can help manage the pain, but they can have dangerous side effects and drug interactions. Long-term use of the NSAIDS can actually worsen joint damage. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfates, on the other hand, actually address the cause of osteoarthritis and exert a beneficial effect on the disease process itself.
    Glucosamine sulfate is a naturally occurring ingredient made up of sugar and an amino acid. It is needed to produce proteoglycans, substances that are essential to the structure and function of cartilage in the joint. Glucosamine sulfate provides the joints with the building blocks needed to repair damage from osteoarthritis. Glucosamine sulfate has been the subject of over 300 scientific investigations including over 20 double-blind studies. These studies have shown that glucosamine sulfate helps to reduce pain and improve joint function in those with osteoarthritis. Results of ten clinical studies show that glucosamine sulfate relieves the symptoms of osteoarthritis at least as effectively as NSAIDS.
    Chondroitin sulfate consists of long chains of sugar units. It is a major component of cartilage where it functions to hold in fluid and nutrients. In damaged joints, chondroitin sulfate helps to inhibit cartilage-destroying enzymes. Chondroitin sulfate is also responsible for giving cartilage its sponge-like quality.
    As the evidence shows, there is now a better approach to arthritis than simply blocking pain and inflammation with drugs. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate can halt and even reverse the process of arthritic joint damage. These substances are normally found in the body and do not produce any significant side effects. Taking these supplements can actually help the body to repair the damaged joints themselves leading to a reduction in pain and swelling and an increase in mobility.

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  • 10320688 l 300x195 Energize Naturally with ENADAENADA is the ONLY patented, stabilized, absorbable oral form of NADH available.
    NADH is a coenzyme naturally present in all living cells that is necessary for energy production and cellular development. It is also essential to the functioning of the body’s immune system. NADH triggers energy production in all cells by generating ATP, the body’s energy storehouse.
    NADH stimulates production of serotonin and other neurotransmitters, which help to improve mental clarity, alertness and concentration. NADH is a powerful antioxidant, and it plays a key role in repairing damage to DNA.
    In a recent FDA-approved study conducted at Georgetown Medical Center, CFS patients taking ENADA NADH were four times more likely to improve than those taking a placebo. During a longer follow-up study, it was observed that 73% of the subjects achieved marked improvement over time. This study marked one of the only times the FDA has approved testing of a nutritional supplement for potential medical benefit. Leading CFS doctors and researchers recommend ENADA to increase energy levels and improve symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. In addition to its positive effects on CFS, ENADA has shown tremendous potential as a natural anti-depressant. In a recent study of 205 patients suffering from depression, all benefited from ENADA. In the study, ENADA was shown to alleviate symptoms of depression such as hopelessness, guilt, sleep disturbances and suicidal thoughts. NADH helps to balance brain chemical such as norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine.
    NADH is a valuable tool in the fight against aging especially age-related mental decline. ENADA NADH can energize aging or degenerative brain cells. Also, its ability as an antioxidant can protect the brain from cellular damage due to free radicals. Studies in Alzheimer’s patients have been very encouraging. ENADA is currently being tested at Georgetown University Medical Center for the treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, and in long-term CFS studies.
    ENADA is not just for those with chronic disease or age-related illness. It is used by athletes who want to gain an edge and by individuals wanting to naturally and safely increase energy levels.
    ENADA is very safe with no side effects. It has no known interaction with prescription medications or other supplements.

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