Men’s Health – Top Tips To Live Longer

This is what makes them neglect their inner & outer health. In most cases, men gave been seen heading to gym and building strong and macho looking bodies. This is all, and they define overall well-being in it. Although, dear men, it is not at all cool to say that “I don’t need to visit a doctor” or “I can bear this pain.” You need the exact level of care and health as required in other beings on the planet.
Here are some of the obvious but “often neglected” tips to maintain better health and live longer:-
1. Weight Management:

Weight management is not about your outer appearance only. Overweight or obesity become the basis of severe health diseases like Cancer, heart disease, hypertension and can affect your sex life as well. Overweight either arises from genetics or from bad eating habits. It also arises from over alcohol consumption, overeating, less physical activities, psychological issues and so on. Whatever is your reason behind being overweighted, healthy control is the key to live longer. Obesity leads to death.

2. No Smoke at all:

No matter what is your excuse of continuing smoke further, fact will remain fact. Smoking kills. Every year, due to smoking, 480000 people die only in America, according to a survey. We can see, how big this number can be worldwide. Quitting smoking before the age of 40 can prevent the chances of death. However, it does not mean that you should continue it till the time. A large number of deaths happen before the age of 40 as well due to smoking. Use any healthy alternative but quit smoking to live longer.
3. Don’t avoid High Blood Pressure symptoms:

Men are most likely to suffer from high blood pressure. It can further lead to a heart attack problem if not cured timely. Reduce the alcohol consumption, exercise regular especially relaxation activities like meditation & yoga etc., lower down salt intake, say no to caffeine, tackle with your stress issues as soon as possible are the few basic tips which can help you to maintain your blood pressure level.
4. Regular Workout:

Gym, yoga, running, aerobics, swimming whatever suits your needs and wish, adopt a habit to do it regularly. Regular exercise is essential for both women and men. It reduces weight, lifts up the mood, keeps you fit, increases stamina, enhances sleep quality, gives inner & outer strength and a sense of well being as well. Lifting weight is a highly useful exercise for men. It helps them to be stronger and healthier and give a longer life. No matter what, exercise should be your must routine.
5. Protect your skin from the Sun

High level of Sun exposure does not only damages the skin but its harmful Ultraviolet radiation results in skin cancer. Don’t forget to wear sunscreen at least 15 SPF. Skin cancer is increasing in both genders. This is why be careful men!
6. Meditate or at least do any relaxation activity:

There is no such law that only women need to be careful about their mental health and practice meditation. Meditate meditate meditate if you are looking for better mental & emotional health. Meditation prevents severe issues like high blood pressure and depression. Meditation is a universally applicable medicine for any disease. Therefore, make it a part of your routine. Or at least try to do any other relaxation activity like some yoga poses, mindful walk, breath activities etc. to live longer and live peacefully.
7. Regular Check-Ups:

Dear Men! we know that you are very strong; however, don’t take your strength for granted. You need to pay attention to your wellbeing as much women need. So, either it is small health issue, or you don’t know the issue yet, consider finding a good doctor and visit for a regular check. Detecting a problem before it becomes life threatening is crucial to live longer.

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Suspecting Candidiasis – Elevated Antibodies Causing EBV

Someone I know has heard of candidiasis in the past and wonder if she is a suspect. Well, she is 99.9% sure of it. Although she is a thin child, she was fed ice cream and sweets every night. She took antibiotics for acne from ages 10-17. At age 17, she started birth control pills. She is now 28, and she thinks she is falling apart! She needs to lose some weight, but more importantly, she just nuts certain weeks out of her cycle. This is getting worse and worse. Plus, she is a major sugar addict. It is her drug of choice. Also, she has had mononucleosis three times in her life which leads her to believe that there is something more going on such as CFS or EBV.

Do you have the same situation as hers? In the matter of EBV, you probably have elevated antibodies, and while viruses cannot be cured, they can be suppressed. The next time you see your doctor, I would ask him to do an antibody test for EBV. Actually, if he did a molecular test, it would show if you had an active infection, but most doctors would tell you such a test is ridiculous. To lower your antibodies, you can take one of many immune enhancing products that will build up your NKCs (natural killer cells) which in turn will battle to reduce the EBV antibodies.

By the way, I take Immune Support Factors by Chisholm labs, but there are tons of others available. You pretty much have to go through a trial and error process, because what works for one person may not work for another.

BCL2 Antibody – Inducing Apoptosis

Bcl2 antibody – The Bcl2 gene plays an important role in a large assortment of cellular activities, in particular the regulation of cell death. This is facilitated by including or repressing apoptosis based on environmental stimuli.

Bcl2 plays an important role in the regulation of cell death, either inducing or repressing apoptosis based on environmental effects. Consequently, because of the apoptotic regulation, Bcl2 plays an important role in cancer research, cancer diagnostics and regulation of immune cells. BCL2 gene damage has been identified as a cause of a number of cancers, including melanoma, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and certain types of leukemia.

A damaged BCL2 gene is also the cause of resistance to a number of cancer treatments. Therefore, Bcl2 antibody can be used in immunohistochemistry to distinguish cells that contain the target Bcl2 antigen. The antibodies usually react inside healthy tissues with B cells in the mantle zone, in addition to some T cells. In cancer tissues there is a substantial increase in the number of positive cells in follicular lymphoma and several other forms of cancer. On occasions, the presence or absence of Bcl2 staining in biopsies could perhaps be vital for the patient’s prognosis or the probability of a relapse.

The primary function of Bcl2 is to induce apoptosis; it does so by inducing the release of cytochrome c to begin the apoptotic cascade. Therefore, malfunctions in whichever of the Bcl2 gene or in the apoptotic cascade may possibly lead to damaged cells by missing the signal to shut down. Cancer possibly occurs as the result of an imbalance between cell death and cell growth. Anti-apoptotic protein expression and under expression of pro-apoptotic genes can, and often do, result in the lack of cell death that is characteristic of cancer. Apoptosis is very important in immune system regulation, destroying immune cells that recognize self-antigen, possibly aiding in the prevention of harmful autoimmune diseases such as Lupus and Type 1 diabetes.

The Bcl2 antibody can be used in IHC-P (immunohistochemistry) to distinguish cells that contain the target Bcl2 antigen. The antibodies usually react inside healthy tissues with B cells in the mantle zone, in addition to some T cells. Conversely, in cancer tissues there is a substantial increase in the number of positive cells in follicular lymphoma and several other forms of cancer. On occasions, the presence or absence of Bcl2 staining in biopsies could perhaps be vital for the patient’s prognosis or the probability of a relapse.

In a trial experiment the expression of Bcl2 antibody in skeletal muscles could potentially play a role on surviving muscle fibers. As the control muscles was generally positive in the nuclear membrane and cytoplasm in type 2B fibers. This experiment was conducted by using 178 biopsied human pathologic muscles and 10 control muscles by the ABC process.

The antibody can be tested on a range of applications, for instance WB (western blot), IHC-P (immunohistochemistry), and P-ELISA. This is used to test the antibody on a large assortment of model species such as mouse, rat, cow, dog, chicken, pig, and Human.

Anti-Mitochondrial Antibodies in Autism – A Marker for Treatment?

Recent focus on new treatments for Autistic Spectrum disorders have zeroed in heavily on the immune component of this disease. Physicians around the world are becoming more and more convinced that Autism may be triggered by some autoimmune process leading to damage of the body’s own neurological system.

Quite a few studies have pointed to aberrant immune markers found more commonly in autistic children compared to normal healthy children, but most of these markers have never made it to the masses, instead their access was strictly for research.
However that now has changed.

A few years ago researchers discovered that a protein called Neurotensin was found extremely elevated in Autistic Children. They showed that this peptide released mitochondrial DNA into the extracellular space (outside the cell), which acted as an autoimmune trigger.

The mitochondria is basically the “power house” of the cell. If its function becomes abnormal, the cells no longer have the energy to function properly, thus leading to either cell death or severely limited function. Either way the cells with the damaged mitochondrial don’t function well. Neurons are very sensitive to mitochondrial damage, having a smaller amount compared to other cells requiring large amounts of energy, such as muscles.

The mitochondria has its own DNA content separate from our own cells. If this mitochondrial DNA was released somehow into the extracellular space, the body would then react to it as if it was foreign, like a virus or bacterial, creating an immune response. Well that’s exactly what Neurotensin was causing. Studies showed that when Neurotensin was elevated mitochondrial DNA was found outside in the extracellular space.

Recently in the Journal of Neuroinflammation researchers took it a step further. Since Neurotensin is not commercially available they decided to test markers that were. They also wanted to determine if this extracellular mitochondrial DNA was actually causing an immune response. This way parents may be able to definitely decide if their child’s immune system was attacking the mitochondria.

Enter anti-mitochondrial antibody type II, a marker used for primary biliary chirrosis.

Researchers found that this antibody was significantly elevated in Autistic children as compared to children not affected with Autism, effectively demonstrating that many children suffering from Autism were reacting to their own mitochondria. They postulated that this reaction was affecting multiple aspects of the immune system, laying the ground work for potential damage or excessive inflammation.

This is a great study, showing a possible cause and effect process. Anti-mitochondrial antibody is available to test for, with most insurance companies covering it.

If your child has never been tested for the antibody, it may be worthwhile to have your physician order it. Having knowledge that maybe your child is suffering an autoimmune process is huge. It definitely will be a marker I use and will change how I treat my patients.