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A Healthy You Recap (12/6): Healthy Travel, Non-invasive Surgery and Nail/Overall Health

By Jocelyn Steiber / Post / December 8, 2014
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Segment 1: Tips on how to stay healthy when traveling with Jayne McAllister

It’s all about planning, Jayne told Carol, even doing something as simple as checking to make sure your hotel has a refrigerator in the room. They don’t want to tell you this, she said, because they’re trying to promote room service, but sometimes a good supermarket meal can be healthier than room service.

Some of the items Jayne showed include:

  • Gliding Disc: This is important, said Jayne, because people often don’t want to use hotel workout rooms, because they can be dark and dank. Or, maybe someone doesn’t feel comfortable jogging in an unfamiliar area. The gliding disc comes with a DVD and is a great cardiovascular workout. “Just ten minutes can get your heart going.”
  • Raw Chocolate. “People tend to forget that chocolate has antioxidants and is a real food group.       As always, the fewer ingredients the better, Jayne said. Fewer ingredients mean less processing.
  • Lavender Candle. Jayne included this because so many people have sleep issues when they travel, and that often affects overall health.  Carol pointed out, having something familiar that goes from hotel room to hotel room can make you feel more comfortable more quickly and will help you sleep.
  • Bobble bottle. This is a bottle with a filter. Carry it empty to get through security and then fill it with water which the filter purifies.
  • Seaweed snacks. High in iodine, protein and other nutrients, these were included, Jayne said, because, more and more, we’re hearing about people having thyroid problems. Also, Carol pointed out, “They can just be thrown into a suitcase.”
  • Go Walk or Go Run shoes. Many say workout shoes are too heavy to carry, but these fold up and are light enough to just be thrown into the suitcase.
  • Sleep mask. You want to get that melatonin working again, but melatonin is only produced in the dark, so bring one in case your hotel doesn’t have blackout curtains or if they’re ripped.
  • Lavender quiet night relaxing balm. This is also good for nervous flyers!

To see the video: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3927789913001/how-to-stay-healthy-the-natural-way-while-traveling/?playlist_id=2647851223001#sp=show-clips

For more information, please visit: www.jaynemcallister.com

Segment #2: What is InSightec—and will the operating room of the future have non-invasive, non-cutting surgeries? With Lisa Davis

Lisa, the creator and host of “It’s Your Health Network” radio show, was sent specifically by Carol to examine InSightec. This company has developed a technology called MR Guided Focused Ultrasound. It combines MRI and high intensity focused ultrasound to magnify tumors inside the body, pinpoint them with precision, and then remove them thermally. “The company was founded in 1999 by GE Healthcare and Elbit Medical Imaging of Israel.

Lisa, the creator and host of “It’s Your Health Network” radio show, was sent specifically by Carol to examine InSightec. This company has developed a technology called MR Guided Focused Ultrasound. It combines MRI and high intensity focused ultrasound to magnify tumors inside the body, pinpoint them with precision, and then remove them thermally. “The company was founded in 1999 by GE Healthcare and Elbit Medical Imaging of Israel.

This procedure has been approved by the FDA to ablate uterine fibroids and treat the pain of bone metastases.  With bone metastases, the treatment is palliative, since the cancer has spread throughout the body.  Mr Guided focused ultrasound remove tumors and, therefore, alleviates pain.  “Could it be used early enough so the cancer wouldn’t spread?” asked Carol.

One of the biggest advantages to MR Guided Focused Ultrasound is a short recovery time and quick symptom relief.  Since it’s non-invasive, there’s no scarring and no hospitalization.

“I know two women who had hysterectomies (commonly used to remove uterine fibroids.) Recovery time is six weeks and what do you do with the kids, work and other responsibilities? ” – Lisa

Carol questioned, “Why are we just hearing about this now when the first procedure was done in 2004.

The next steps are for this company to examine the role of MR Guided Focus Ultrasound in other cancers such as breast and prostate.  “The one thing that I know is that it won’t work for ovarian tumors, because your ovaries move and hence this is not a stable cancer.

**Please Note: Everyone should discuss their particular case with their doctor.

To learn more go to: www.www.InSightec.com.

 

Segment 3: Can nail deformities detect illness with Dr. Robert Bard

We’ve all dropped things on on fingers or slammed them in doors leading to blackened nails and that’s normal.  However, your nails can also sometimes signal illness.

 

Dr Bard, founder of The Bard Cancer Center, explained to Carol how he can predict illness and disease through nails.

There are two types of diseases, he explained, that can be predicted by nails.

  • Medical, such as diabetes, kidney or lung problems
  • Surgical, such as cancer or benign tumors

Some nail deformities linked to disease are:

  • Nail clubbing (the nail points down, looking like the round part of an upside down spoon), signaling pulmonary problems
  • Spoon-like nail shapes can indicate anemia
  • Vertical lines can point toward arthritis or injury
  • Brittle nails” said Dr. Bard, “can indicate adenomas, which are benign tumors behind the thyroid—and this is an important one since it’s so often misdiagnosed for 1 or 2 years,” he said, noting that very often people are told “it’s all in your head.”

“Oh,” said Carol, “Things like ‘you’re just getting older.’”

Carol remembered that it was once said that a young person takes three months to grow a nail full out, while it can take 6 months for an adult.

“So does that mean the nail is a full medical history?” she asked.

“Yes, that’s absolutely correct,” he said.

The first thing Dr. Bard does is take an ultrasound to check the nail’s thickness. If it warrants, he takes the next step in checking blood flow, through a Doppler.

To watch the video: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/a-healthy-you-carol-alt/index.html#/v/3927801437001

 

Segment 4: Ask Carol

Question: Amanda asks: What, exactly, is the role of potassium? I took some and could swear the pain in my feet and ankles stopped. Other aches and pains disappeared too. Was this in my head?

Answer: Potassium’s main role is to aid heart health, but it also plays a big role in muscles, nerves, kidneys and even digestion. Maybe the reason you’re getting such great results is because it’s making your body work better.

The best source of potassium is always through whole foods, such as dairy, fruit, vegetables or nuts.

But there is such a thing as’ too much of a good thing,’ because it can interfere with various medications.

As always, check with your doctor.

 

 

Jocelyn Steiber

Jocelyn Steiber is the Founder and CEO of Jost Media- www.jostworld.com, which specializes in helping businesses with social media outreach and other online needs. Her clients range from major brands such as National Geographic Channel and Laurent-Perrier Champagne to smaller boutique companies such as Stick Figure Productions, Carlos Slim's Ora.TV and Lucid Absinthe to individuals such as supermodel turned health expert Carol Alt and renowned holistic dentist, Reid Winick. Prior to starting JOST, Jocelyn produced short videos in the food, relationship and health and wellness spaces, for such outlets as AOL, Yahoo and Hulu.

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