Food Cures for Celiac Disease

Food Cures for Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is a surprisingly common disorder — one that’s treated entirely by making the right changes to your diet. Get great tips for celiac disease treatment and diet.
Celiac disease is a surprisingly common autoimmune disorder. It can begin at any time in a person’s life, and there is no consistent set of symptoms. Luckily, the disease is almost entirely treatable with the appropriatedietary changes — so feeling better is as simple as knowing what to eat and what to avoid.

 
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Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Just in time for the baseball season our newest medical bracelet is sure to please the baseball fan. Take me out to the ball game with these real baseball bracelet. This medical bracelet is made with real baseballs found in local antique stores. If you want a shiny new type bracelet this is not the bracelet for you. Each is unique, some are more soiled than others. The bracelet will attach with a silver toned button and the medical ID charm will attach to the leather portion of the bracelet. The sizes will be approximate, as this is very hard to size to exact measurements.

This medical bracelet will include a custom engraved heart/round charm. Each charm will have different engraving limitations. Only one engraved charm, either heart/round is included in the price of this bracelet. The charms are stainless steel and measure heart, about 3/4′ X 1″ and the round charm about 1/2″.

Yoga may improve cardiovascular and metabolic health

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

namasteYoga has been around for centuries, with writings extolling its virtues in producing serenity and transcendence – but world leaders, as well as a growing collection of scientific research, are pointing to how the ancient practice also can be good for your health.

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution commemorating June 21 as International Day of Yoga. Cosponsored by more than 170 member states, representatives said yoga not only promotes “clarity of vision and action” but health.

“Yoga can contribute to resilience against non-communicable diseases. Yoga can bring communities together in an inclusive manner that generates respect,” U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the news agency Reuters at the time of the resolution in December. “Yoga is a sport that can contribute to development and peace. Yoga can even help people in emergency situations to find relief from stress.”

A recent review of 37 randomized controlled trials concluded that yoga may improve cardiovascular and metabolic health, according to researchers at Harvard University and its Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands. The study was published in December in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

The research paper said “yoga showed significant improvement” for body mass index, systolic blood pressure, low-density lipoprotein (also called “bad”) cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein (also called “good”) cholesterol compared to those who did not exercise. The study noted “significant changes” in heart rate, body weight and diastolic blood pressure, as well.

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Traveling this Summer?

Traveling this summer? Don’t leave home without one of our laminated personalized bag tags with your specific medical information. Use on your suitcase, purse, diaper bag, the possibilities are endless. We have over 30 styles to choose from. Your bag tag includes a plastic hanger to attach to your items.  Don’t leave home without it!

Food and Stress? EVERYTHING is related!

April 30, 2015
Food and Stress? EVERYTHING is related!

Eat to beat stress. Is food related to stress?
Well, it´s actually a two-way street. You can stress your body from food and modern living or you can use nutrition to alleviate the damage from stressful living.

Eating in general causes a state that is known as oxidative stress. When we digest our food we form compound molecules called free radicals, these molecules may be harmful to DNA, protein and lipids in our bodies, which at the same time contribute to a state of physiological stress and premature aging.

Nutritional stress is a type of physical stress, more common for 21st century men and women because of the rapid change in the food industry and consumption of over processed filled foods. Our body in an effort to assimilate and metabolize foods filled with harmful artificial flavorings, colorings and additives causes the release of even more free radicals and additional oxidative stress. We also live at such a high pace that we half chew our foods while on the run adding strain to our digestive system.

Are we filling up with toxins, sugary, fat, and chemically loaded food and then expecting it to cope without any complaints?

If we are not properly nourished, we will not have the tools required to fight off diseases. Nutrition is essential to life, without it our systems can fail, starting with a weak immune system that cannot fight invaders leaving us susceptible to infections, diseases and even to overweight and obesity. Stress also has an additional effect on the immune system. A person who is stressed may engage in unhealthy behaviors to cope and try to reduce stress like drinking, smoking or eating comfort, but nutrient void foods. Stress is linked to many different ailments, such as, headaches, infectious illnesses, cardiovascular disease, chronic diseases like diabetes and cancer, asthma, gastric ulcers, you name it!
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HOT SUMMER SALE!

Reward yourself with a new medical ID bracelet just in time for summer travel season. Get 15% off your total order when using code summer2015. Hurry, sale ends July 15th.

Arthritis Foundation Helps Achieve a Big Victory in One Boy’s Fight Against Arthritis

Arthritis, especially when it affects children, can result in having to say No to many, many things. Just getting out of bed can be a challenge, let alone battling big insurance or pharmaceutical companies to gain access to care that’s needed to manage the disease. While we do all we can to help increase the number of everyday victories, there are times when big victories are achieved in the lives of those with arthritis. And when they are, we celebrate them.

Just this past month, after a three-year-long fight, Zane Breier, who suffers from scleroderma morphea, achieved one of these victories. Last year, in the middle of his fight, Zane was our Youth Honoree for the Jingle Bell Run event in San Diego, helping raise awareness, support and funds for our collective fight against arthritis. At the same time, his condition was rapidly declining and began to spread and affect more areas of his body. Plastic surgery became a consideration, as Zane’s face, tongue and eyes were affected by his disease. He had to have gum grafts, and he and his family began to lose hope. The fight became tiring and the obstacles felt insurmountable.

Zane’s doctor, pediatric rheumatologist Dr. Johanna Chang at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, prescribed Orencia for Zane, but his health insurance provider denied coverage. Their claim was that Orencia was not indicated for children and no “testing” had been done on children. Still Dr. Chang continued to fight on Zane’s behalf, submitting documentation to show that Orencia had been of benefit to other children. But Zane and his family were denied again.

While it was first anticipated that Zane would only need to be on the medication for 6 months or less, that forecast turned into a year or more, and without insurance coverage of his medication, his family of five could not afford to absorb that cost.

The Arthritis Foundation helped the family tap into other resources for help, and the rejections continued. Despite the hurdles, we and the Breier family didn’t give up. We continued to press Zane’s insurance provider to conduct a review of his case and reconsider coverage. The team at Zane’s hospital also reached out to his provider, informing them that, if denied coverage for Orencia, there was nothing else the hospital could do to help slow the progression of Zane’s disease.
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Fall Sale! Stylish Medical ID

Join us for our fall sale which runs through November 24th. Enjoy a 15% discount off your total order. Use code fall2014 when checking out.

New Birthstone Stainless Medical Alert Pendant

Our newest addition at Stylish Medical ID is a trendy medical ID pendant/necklace which is both practical and stylish. Each pendant will be custom engraved and you have a choice of 7 medical heart charm options. Your necklace will include a birthstone dangle and the option to add a charm. The medical charm and necklace chain are both made of stainless steel.

Dog Days of Summer Sale!

Don’t miss out on the “Dog Days” sale going on now through August 15th. Get 15% off of your total order using the code dogdays15 when checking out.