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cartoon_tummy_ache_girl.jpgIs it Food Poisoning or is it the Flu?

We all get confused about this and often what we think is the flu is actually food poisoning, usually picked up in our own kitchen.

Food Poisoning Symptoms: May include cramping, diarrhea, headache, low fever, nausea, gas and vomiting. Sounds like the flu.

Flu: All of the above plus body aches, chills, dizziness, flushed face, lethargy, and a fever.

Is it a Cold or the Flu?
Colds start from the neck up with sneezing, sore throat and runny nose.
Flu starts with body aches, chills and fever along with the above symptoms kicking in. 

Either way- get lots of hydration, rest, and vitamin C. If you drink orange juice, make sure its 100% orange juice, not concentrated. Try Zinc to speed up the duration of a cold.


pharmacy_cartoon.jpgAre Your Drugs Safe and Effective?
Commercials on television and ads in magazines make medications seem like magic. They are supposed to solve problems like overactive bladder, elevated cholesterol and erectile dysfunction. Smiling faces and cheerful music emphasize the benefits of pricey prescriptions. Most people tune out the long list of serious side effects that seems nearly endless and irrelevant.
Promotional campaigns work. Perhaps that's because many consumers don't understand what FDA drug approval really means, according to a new study about public perception of prescription drug pros and cons. Read more . . .

DNA_test_at_beautybloomers.com.jpgWhat your DNA says about you.

Find out things like if your body metabolizes caffeine quickly, or if you're at a higher risk for diabetes. The more you know about your DNA, the more you know about yourself.

Understand your genetic health risks. Change what you can, manage what you can't. Arm your doctor with information on how you might respond to certain medications.


What Really Makes a Body Healthy?


      We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics. Or it’s just bad luck—and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands.
     Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years.
     Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes.
     In the final section of the book, you’ll be introduced to a radical new wellness model based on Dr. Rankin’s scientific findings. Her unique six-step program will help you uncover where things might be out of whack in your life—spiritually, creatively, environmentally, nutritionally, and in your professional and personal relationships—so that you can create a customized treatment plan aimed at bolstering these health-promoting pieces of your life. You’ll learn how to listen to your body’s “whispers” before they turn to life-threatening “screams” that can be prevented with proper self-care, and you’ll learn how to trust your inner guidance when making decisions about your health and your life.
     By the time you finish Mind Over Medicine, you’ll have made your own Diagnosis, written your own Prescription, and created a clear action plan designed to help you make your body ripe for miracles.



zithromaxpfiz.jpgFDA Adds Warning Label On Popular Antibiotic Zithromax Regarding Heart Risks

The FDA announced yesterday that it’s telling doctors and patients that Pfizer’s popular antibiotic — prescribed to 40 million people in 2011 — could be troublesome for some who take it, especially if they’re already at a risk for heart issues, reports the Associated Press.

Instead, the agency says, doctors should think about prescribing other antibiotics to any patients with existing heart problems like irregular heartbeats or low levels of potassium or magnesium in their blood. Zithromax also comes in generic form as well.

The new label comes after a Vanderbilt University study released last May that showed a slightly higher chance for deadly heart problems for patients taking Zithromax. The results indicated that there could be about 47 extra heart-related deaths per million courses of treatment than there would be for the same amount of amoxicillin courses.

The downside for users who don’t like being on meds for long is that taking amoxicillin or other antibiotics involves a 10 day commitment, as opposed to Z-Pak’s five or so days.




Calcium Supplements:
Do they interfere 
with blood pressure drugs?

Yes. In large amounts, calcium supplements may interact with some blood pressure medications. Interactions may occur with: Read more

Check Both Arms!

Ask your doctor to check the pressure in both arms. A large difference (say 15 points or more) in blood pressure measurement between your arms could signal a health problem, such as:

  • Blocked arteries in your arms (peripheral artery disease)
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Heart defects


Celery For High Blood Pressure

Although Hippocrates (a Greek physician considered the Father of Medicine, c. 460 BC - c. 377 BC) prescribed the juice of this leafy-topped stalk to patients suffering from nervous tension and although Chinese medicine has long recognized celery juice to reduce high blood pressure, only recently has it been studied in the Western world. The University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) is credited with one of the first studies of celery's effects on blood pressure. In one instance, the father of a scientist at UCMC experienced a drop in his blood pressure from 158/96 to 118/82 after just one week of eating about four stalks a day. But eating 4 stalks a day isn't always easy. See our favorite Juicer on Beauty Bloomer's Healthy Eating page.


woman_and_doctor.jpgWish I would have, 
When I could have ...

You must be
your own
patient advocate. 

Only you know when something's not right. If you are not satisfied with your doctor's diagnosis, keep pushing until you have all the answers. With so information now available at our fingertips, it's not hard to learn what tests you may need and what questions you should ask . Your doctor is not a mind-reader, so go in fully prepared to get the most thorough diagnosis possible. Bring notes and questions. If your phone calls are not returned in a reasonable time - call again. And if you continue to have problems with the same health issue, get a second opinion. And if you are not satisfied with the diagnosis ... get a second opinion! Patient Advocate Foundation

Bloody_nose.jpgHow to
Stop A Bloody Nose
To stop a nosebleed quickly, use a nasal spray that contains oxymetazoline (Afrin). After sraying up nose, apply pressure for 10 minutes.


Got a Cold?

Take a daily dose of 92 mg. of zinc
and shave off 44% of your sick time.



Do You Suffer
Constant Bladder Infections?

Rethink the Thong!

If you're a thong wear and suffer from one bladder infection after another, it's time to get rid of your very unsanitary thong. Fecal matter is easily transfered to your urethra tube which is attached to your bladder, resulting in miserable bladder infections. 

4 Screening Tests Women Fear

How to make a mammogram, colonoscopy, endoscopy or MRI less scary and more comfortable.

Catching them early may do more than save you discomfort—it could save your life.

Mind_and_body_spa_wrap_at_beautybloomers.com.jpgMind & Body Electric Spa Wrap

I own soooo many heating pads--for cramps, tummy aches, sore back,,,But this is my new all-time fave! In fact,  I'm wearing it around my shoulders as I type this because my office is always cold! Soft and plush, it wraps around you like a cozy shawl. The perfect gift for you, your mom, your hubby, your friends...

Product Description: At 3.5 times larger than the average heating pad, the Mind + Body Care by SoftHeat WrapAround Electric Spa Wrap provides a comforting warmth that will help you reduce the stress and tension of a long day. Built for ultimate comfort, the wrap features a cover made of soft, luxurious fabric.

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