Monthly Archives: November 2019

How to Control Use of Animals in Medical Research?

Medical research is essential for progress. However, conducting research and developing treatments at the cost of making an animal suffer is not acceptable to several people. Apart from growing humane concerns and mounting economical pressures, availability of limited funds from funding agencies have facilitated a marked decrease in the irrational use of animals in research. As per a study conducted by a medical research group, the number of animals used in medical research annually has decreased significantly during the last 20 years.

Researchers are now looking towards finding better alternatives to animal research. Latest scientific advancements and technological breakthroughs have now made it possible to reduce the use of animals in medical research. Science has developed valuable non-animal research models such as cell cultures, human tissue sections and computer-simulation models. Cell and tissue culture experiments are being used extensively in identifying the medical benefits or toxicity associated with a medical compound.

Inspite of all these developments, there would be certain situations such as blindness where the use of a complete animal model for research is inevitable. In these circumstances, proper awareness programs should be conducted for researchers regarding the handling of animals while conducting research.

Animal Ethics Committee should overview every miniature details in experiments involving animal use, including approving all research, teaching and testing procedures, supervising experiments, providing training to personnel about animal handling and maintaining proper animal care facilities. Ethics committee must ensure that the experiments being conducted do not harm the animal. Persons doing any research, teaching or experiment that is not approved by the Animal Ethics Committee should be prosecuted.

Three Keys to Health and Wellness

It should come as no surprise, that any discussion on health and wellness, must take into account exercise, diet and supplementation (in the form of vitamins and minerals). When I talk about vitamins and minerals, I include natural herbs in the discussion. These three keys to health and wellness are the foundation upon which good health is built.

If you have done any research on health and wellness, then no doubt you are aware of the growing mountain of evidence about exercise, diet and supplementation as keys to great health.

We live in a culture of medical extremes, where advertising dollars often drive the information that the public views as “truth”. For example, we are deluged daily about the need for strenuous often exhaustive exercise. This information is no doubt driven primarily by the money to be made by selling us the myriad products associated with the exercise/ sports industry. However, slowly the conventional medical wisdom is showing that light to moderate exercise is far healthier for us. It only makes sense really. I mean, we weren’t designed to work our bodies unnaturally to the point of exhaustion and even injury every time we exercise. Moderate to brisk walking or cycling is a more natural and healthy approach to beneficial exercise.

When discussing health and wellness, diet is the real foundation upon which all roads to health and wellness rest upon. If we eat a healthy diet filled with meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables we balance our metabolism and greater health is a direct consequence. Our blood sugar stabilizes as we eat a diet that is more natural and in tune with how we are designed to eat. In particular, a low carb high protein diet is most beneficial to balancing out nutrition needs and also helps us to maintain a normal and healthy weight.

Minerals, vitamins and all natural herbs are the other key ingredient to excellent health and wellness. There is growing evidence literally day by day about the benefits of supplementing our diets with vitamins, minerals and herbs. Holistic practitioners are strongly convinced in particular about herbs and their benefits to mankind. Many of our most effective modern medicines are traceable back to herbal remedies. So, a balanced healthy life is not only attainable, but likely when we add these three keys to health and wellness to our daily living. With them we are on the road to health and wellness and aiding our bodies to help us in the prevention of disease.

A Health And Medical Insurance Quote – Leaving You No Legs To Stand On!

Now look – you might well be happy walking around without any real cover, no protection against all those virulent little bugs merrily swimming through the air – but are your nearest and dearest that happy, that able to fend off such crippling attackers?

Imagine the air around you is thick and weighty, capable of supporting a mass like a swimming pool does. Now pretend the guy next to you coughs, sneezes or both – without putting his hand in front of his mouth the filthy man!

LOOK OUT – GERMS!! Swimming towards you through the air, lazy backstrokes bringing them nearer and nearer to you. You breath in, you can’t help it, you need oxygen and the influx of air grabs them and whips them deep into your lungs.

“Hmmm – moist. Warm. Food!” they think in one go and latch onto your innards and refuse to let go – infecting you and everyone else near you probably.

Now – a touch far flung and humorous I know but the concept is easy to follow – you might be happy getting every illness and bug known to man but what happens if you catch something that is seriously disabling and drains you completely. Something where you actually need treatment, drugs and care?

Yup – your health insurance kicks in and you get whisked away to a hospital where gorgeous nurses (I leave it to you as to whether or not they are male or female nurses!) tend to your every whim, fluffy pillows and duvets cocooning you in warmth as competent physicians tend your health back to a degree of solidity that a Redwood would envy.

Erm – pardon? You don’t what?

Don’t have Health Insurance or any Medical Cover?

Ha ha ha.

Oh, sorry. Thought you were joking.

Blimey – okay well, you’re not going to have much fun trying to pay for this little lot then, are you! Those nurses don’t come cheap pal and as for fluffy anything – forget that!

Now then – humor aside – (yes, that was funny! ish) hands up those who have no medical cover or insurance.

Hmm – too many.

Look guys & girls, with the fact you can now get a health and medical insurance quote online in a matter of seconds, let alone minutes, you’re mad not to be out there searching, refining and finally selecting medical insurance.

Try using a comparison website that will take your needs, cover specifics and illness details and search through literally hundreds of suppliers. They present the results back to you for you to see who’s best, cheapest, best cover etc etc etc.

Health and Wellness Product, are YOU a Chocolate Mess?

Are you a chocolate mess? Health and Wellness Product has uncovered some fun and interesting information on one of the most popular confections.

Chocolate comes in many forms depending on what the manufacturer does with the cocoa beans and the chocolate liquor. Dark and bittersweet chocolate, to the yummy, but not as good for you milk chocolate, to white chocolate which seems to have none of the chocolate benefits, except maybe raising your caloric intake.

Studies are being done as we speak to investigate the health benefits of dark chocolate. The German research is revealing that a small amount of this tasty treat can lower your blood pressure significantly if eaten correctly and not with overindulgence. In other words, it is not a license to go crazy eating chocolate in an attempt to stabilize your BP, but to substitute another yummy treat that normally fits into your diet with a bit of dark chocolate. In addition, the Japanese have done some research on blood sugar levels and insulin with mice. I know, we aren’t mice, but these are some of the first studies regarding dark chocolate and blood glucose levels. I am looking forward to their further studies! Over twenty million people in the United States have diabetes and that is a whopping seven percent of the population. Billions of dollars are spent on medical care and prescription drugs, would it not be funny to find out that a tasty bit of healthy chocolate could help save the day?

Some of the fun myths and facts of chocolate are:

Chocolate is known for giving a person quick energy. A single chocolate chip provides sufficient food energy for an adult to walk 150 feet. It has been said that Napoleon carried chocolate with him on his military campaigns for a quick pick me up.

Chocolate is an aphrodisiac for women. The jury is still out on this one. It has not been medically proven that this is the case, but chocolate sure does make me feel good all over just like my other friends who are chocoholics. Chocolate contains hundreds of chemicals including the feel good stimulants like Caffeine, Theobromine, and Phenyethylamine. I know that if I feel good then who knows what could happen in the romance department!

Remember the famous shower scene in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Psycho? The scene with all the blood was actually chocolate syrup, YUM! No wonder it took seven days to shoot the forty five second scene!

Cacao beans were so valuable in ancient Mexico that the Maya and then the subsequent Aztec and Toltec civilizations used them as a means of currency. WOW! Just think, you could pay for your next phone bill with Hershey kisses!

Chocolate is addictive. Hog Wash! Even though it may feel like my head is going to spin around like Linda Blair in the Exorcist, chocolate is not addictive in the way that cocaine or heroin is. Chocolate is simply not a habit forming drug, no matter how overpowering the desire is!

Health and Wellness Product wants bring forth all the important information on products that have come out on the market touting health benefits, and healthy chocolate is one of these. Information is the key. Be informed, we will continue our research.