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Good Health News • June• 2014

Good Health News June• 2014 Volume 6 Number 9

Health in Motion director Natan Gendelman

In This Issue

Summer is coming up, the days are getting brighter!

talks about importance of healthy exercise

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This is the time when ladies start looking at themselves in the mirror and hoping they get bikini-bodies; men look in the mirror and hope to have a fit body for the beach. Some people start going on diets to lose weight before the bikini season starts up; some people start exercising to burn fat.

Do We Really Need to Drink 8 Glasses of Water per Day?

However, health does not come just with a good diet, it comes in the package of a lifestyle combining proper nutrition and proper exercising. When we ingest food, nutrients are supplied through the blood in our body after the food is digested. This is why people say, “You are what you eat”.

Healthy Ways to Exercise

................................Page 2 Antibiotic ResistanceA Growing Concern ................................Page 3 Here's What People Have to Say about LIFE ................................Page 4

Exercising can hurt, injure, sicken us, or make us feel better and healthier. It depends on what exercise we do and how we exercise. One basic tip is: do not eat at least for an hour prior to exercising. Otherwise, the body will be busy digesting and streaming blood flow to your digestive organs, instead of your muscles or joints that you will be working out. Tip number two: warm up from the tip of your nose to the tip of your toes. This means that when you go to the gym, do not think moving from lighter weights to heavier weights is a way of warming up. This is a big mistake and is a sure way to get injured. If your training consists of one hour, then the warm up takes at least 20 minutes. We should also relax and cool off for 10 minutes after working out. Warm ups should consist of walking, jogging, stretching. After physical training, we should always stretch because the muscles that are tensed up should be relaxed after the workout. Tip number three: do not drink during a workout. Dehydration only occurs after a body has no liquid intake about a day for an adult, definitely not within an hour of a workout session. The reason for not drinking during working out is because our cardiovascular system will be working in a certain rhythm when we are exercising. When we take in fluids, we are putting an extra burden on our cardiovascular system, which is already adjusting itself, not only to the work out, but also to the additional fluids which have to be digested. This is also the reason why we sweat more when we drink during exercising. The best way to rehydrate is to drink warm tea after training, even during the summer. The body will more easily absorb the warm liquid, since it is similar to the body’s temperature, which has been increased during the work out.

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General General Health Health

∂ Do We Really Need to Drink 8 Glasses of Water A Day? An Australian study says water and

a well-balanced diet is much better than just taking in 8 glasses of water per day. Australian and New Zealand nutrition and kidney specialists questioned why there are recommendations to drink two litres of water a day globally. Speros Tsindos of the department of dietetics and human nutrition at La Trobe University in Victoria, Australia say, “Humans need to maintain fluid balance and need to drink water when required, but should also consider fluid in unprocessed fruits and vegetables and juices. There is further evidence that water and a well-balanced diet does far more than water alone.”

intake for the day. The researchers suggest that we do not need to drink more water than what thirst dictates. They list desert nomads who can consume very little water in harsh environments and soldiers patrolling in hot climates taking in little water yet still perform well. The best way to tell if the body has enough fluid is by the color of urine: if it’s very dark, the body is dried out, if it’s very light or translucent, we need to drink less water.

The study also showed that water from a food or any other beverage benefits the body in the same way. For example, a baked potato contains 75 per cent water.

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The research also claims that drinking caffeinated beverages such as tea and coffee do not dehydrate the body and that it would also count towards the total water

Cancer Care Ontario Says Drinking Causes Cancer Cancer Care Ontario announced in April 2014 that alcohol consumption is linked to an estimated 1,000 to 3,000 new cases of cancer in Ontario each year. They also said a third of Canadians have been aware that drinking alcohol could cause cancer. Dr. Linda Rabeneck, vice-president of prevention and cancer control for Cancer Care Ontario said drinking alcohol has been linked to oral cancers as well as esophageal, larynx, liver, colorectal and breast cancers.

Cancer Care Ontario recommended the provincial government to maintain socially responsible pricing at or above the consumer price index for alcohol, strengthening control on alcohol marketing and increasing access to alcohol counseling. The American Journal of Gastroenterology has also published a review suggesting that alcohol combined with tobacco raises risks for esophageal cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer regards alcohol a Class 1 carcinogen, which is the same category as smoking and ultraviolet radiation.

Cancer Care Ontario estimated in 2010, alcohol accounted for two to four per cent of new cancer cases in the province. It is recommended that men should be limited to no more than two drinks per day, while women should only consume one drink per day. Health in Motion Rehabilitation (416) 250-1904) www.healthinmotionrehab.com


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Antibiotic Resistance - A Growing Concern

The World Health Organization (WHO),

has issued a warning that antibiotic resistance has reached alarming levels.

Processed Cheese and Sausages Lead to Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure

Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria in our bodies change to be resistant to drugs that are meant to kill them. WHO stated that antibiotic resistance causes various diseases such as urinary tract infections and pneumonia globally.

Scientists in Vienna have discovered that foods high in phosphates such as cured meats, sausages, processed cheeses, Parmesan, colas and baking powder are connected to high blood pressure and heart disease. Phosphates are used in foods as food preservatives and stabilizers.

In many countries, E. coli affecting the skin, blood and kidneys are becoming drug resistant and are not responding to medical treatments. There are reports of untreatable gonorrhea and malaria in several countries.

The study found that large amounts of phosphates can trigger the production of a hormone called FGF23 in bones, which strains the heart and leads to high blood pressure.

According to a CBC report, Dr. Andrew Simor, head of microbiology at Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre said, “In my view here in Canada, we have had real success but modest as compared to Scandinavia and Europe [but] we are clearly doing better. I think our control measure have been only wishy-washy compared to what they do. I don’t think we have as comprehensive or as effective national surveillance in place.”

Animals used in the tests showed inability to excrete excess sodium if their bodies contained high levels of FGF23, leading to high blood pressure.

Canadian researchers are encouraging the government to fund research and development of new antibiotics and treatments. WHO recommended preventing infections by having better hygiene, providing access to clean water, controlling infections in health-care facilities and prevention vaccinations.

The study piggybacks another previous research from the same group that found out FGF23 also leads to increased take-up of calcium by the kidneys, which could result in vascular calcification, which promotes congestive heart failure.

Humans can also be exposed to resistant bacteria from animals when they handle or eat meat contaminated with resistant bacteria. There has been evidence that suggests antibiotic resistance in bacteria is caused by antibiotic use in food animals. A lot of farm animals are given antibiotics for growth promotion or increased feed efficiency. Resistant bacteria can also pass on resistance to the animals’ offspring and to other kinds of bacteria.

It is important to note that only inorganic phosphates (found in processed ham, sausages, canned fish, baked goods and sugary soft drinks) should be limited.

Various countries have already considered tighter restrictions or bans on some types of antibiotic use in food animal production.

For those with kidney diseases, high levels of phosphates and FGF23 put them at exceptionally high risks of cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure.

Professor Eberhard Ritz of Nierenzentrum Heidelberg, Germany has stated, “Because of the increased use of food additives, the estimated daily intake of phosphate-containing food additives has more than doubled since the 1990s, from just under 500 mg/day to 1,000 mg/day.” He proposed to inform physicians and the public about the potential risks to cardiovascular functions arising from over-consumption of phosphate additives. He added that comprehensive labeling of phosphate additives in food would be desirable.

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