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How to Eat Healthy in Nursing School

Nutrition is one of the biggest issues when it comes to a dysfunctional body. Are you feeling sluggish, sad, irritable or weak? Does your hair break or do you have itchy skin and ridges in your nails? Chances are high that you are not taking care of yourself and ingesting the proper amount of vitamins and minerals! Poor nutrition is the number one reason why your body might be having a tough time functioning properly and can lead to serious health problems!

Make sure you’re getting enough iodine in your diet while you’re pregnant. The average woman should intake about 0.23 milligrams of iodine every day while they’re pregnant. Iodine is important to the baby’s health and a deficiency can lead to severe mental or physical retardation. So make sure you keep those iodine levels up.

Eat less meat. While vegetarianism is not for everyone, most people consume far too much meat ” especially” red meat. Red meat is very hard for your body to digest, and the average person has too large a portion on their plate. If you eat meat, stick with fish and white meat, and keep portion sizes between three and six ounces.

Knowing the difference between good and bad carbs is crucial. Good carbs are those that do not drastically raise your insulin levels. Instead, they keep your blood sugar even for a long period of time. These foods include rice, sweet potatoes, and vegetables. Bad carbs are those that drastically increase insulin levels and spike blood sugar at a level that is way too high. Foods that are bad carbs include sweets and white bread.

In order to have a happy, healthy body you must take care of it! A multivitamin is an easy way to jump start a healthy diet. Once a routine …


Nurse Weight Issues: Diet vs. Exercise

Nurse Weight Issues

nurse weight lossDid you know that many nurses struggle with weight loss? It may come as a surprise to you but just like the general population, nurses may find themselves getting obese due to not having time for exercises. With the new year coming in a couple of months, perhaps it’s time to talk about weight loss for nurses.

Planning to lose weight in the new year may be jumping the gun if you haven’t made it through the holidays yet. Many people gain a few pounds during the winter holidays. You can stop holiday weight gain by having a game plan.

The OPEN (Observing Protein and Energy Nutrition) study by the National Cancer Institute found that exercise didn’t help people lose weight during the holidays. Holiday weight gain happens just as easily for those who hit the gym as those who don’t. The results of this study suggest that diet plays a bigger role in weight loss and maintenance during the holidays.

This study reminds us to rely on diet, not exercise to lose weight over the holidays. It would take hours, if not days, to burn off the extra calories taken in during a traditional carb-laden holiday meal even if you are working out on a Rogue weight bench. Instead, use these tips to keep calories down without depriving yourself.

  • Be consistent

Don’t skip meals to make room for one heavy meal later in the day. Eat breakfast and small meals throughout the day to keep hunger at bay and prevent overeating at later meals.

  • Get an appetite suppressant to help you

Taking appetite suppressants can be a great way to minimize those nasty hunger pangs. Appetite suppressants control your hunger by keeping “hungry” chemicals in your brain in check. The Secret Fat Burner is in my experience the most …


Natural Remedies for Reversing Hair Loss

Natural Remedies for Reversing Hair Loss

natural remedies for hair lossAs a nurse, there are many personal challenges you may face. Today, we are discussing about hair loss.

Hair loss is an embarrassing condition for countless people. Although once considered to afflict only men, studies have revealed that women and children also suffer from excessive thinning and baldness. Experts say that it is normal for people to shed between 50 and 100 hairs each day. As normal hair counts are approximately 100,000, such shedding is largely unnoticed. However, hair loss in excess of these numbers that does not experience re-growth can lead to baldness.

Normal Growth Phases of Hair

Normal hair growth occurs in two or three-year cycles. Throughout these cycles, each hair lengthens by approximately one centimeter every month. Hair strands alternate between growth cycles and periods of rest. Such rest occurs for three to four months. After that time, hair that was resting falls out and is replaced with new hair growth.

Causes of Excessive Hair Loss

As people age, hair gradually thins. However, a growing number of individuals experience premature hair loss. The causes of hair loss are many and can vary depending upon health, stress and genetic factors.

Illness or undergoing major surgery can both lead to loss of hair. This is related to stress and lasts only temporarily. A number of women also experience hair loss approximately three months after they have delivered a baby. Hormones that must adjust to pre-pregnancy levels are responsible for such. A thyroid gland that is either over or under active can increase hair loss as well. Again, this is relative to imbalanced hormone levels.

Certain medications, fungal infections and underlying diseases are additional contributing factors to hair loss. Blood thinners and antidepressants, for example, are both associated with hair loss. So are such medical conditions as lupus and diabetes. …