Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Eye Sight - Glasses

Improve Your Eyesight Naturally

http://products.mercola.com/vision-program/ - Dr. Joseph Mercola, a leading natural health expert and osteopathic physician, talks about natural ways to help improve your vision naturally and why you should avoid eyeglasses, lasik surgery, and other potentially harmful eye treatments.



How to improve vision

1) stop wearing eye glasses
2) stay away from processed foods and sugars
3) relax eye muscles / no squinting!
4) no sunglasses (sun has beneficial wave lengths for your eyes)
5) continue challenging vision with tinier fonts (near and far sightedness)
6) blink rapidly to relax muscles if you have the urge to squint

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stevia

Discover the Truth About the Natural and SAFE Alternative to Sugar the FDA and Big Business Don’t Want You to Know About

It seems inconceivable to replace sugar with something that’s SWEETER but SAFER.
Imagine eating all the sweet treats that you want without having to worry about your blood sugar levels.

Sounds impossible? The answer is a resounding NO! Not if you’ve heard of stevia, an herb native to South America. Dubbed as the sweetener of the future, stevia is the logical replacement for sugar because it’s:
  • 100% Natural
  • Almost 300% SWEETER
  • Has ZERO calories, and most importantly,
  • DOES NOT cause an increase in blood sugar levels
Chances are, you know very little about stevia or haven’t heard of it at all because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and companies with underlying interests have been working hard to keep this natural sweetener off the radar and away from American consumers, including diabetics who have been searching for natural alternatives to satisfy their sweet tooth.

If you want further info you can get a FREE report, STEVIA: A TALE OF GREED, PROFIT AND DECEIT, to find out everything you need to know about stevia, why it is arguably the best-kept natural health secret in the western world and why the FDA wants to keep it that way. And to find out more about the dangerous side effects of artificial sweeteners and uncover the dirty little secrets of the artificial sweetener industry.


Why Settle for These Toxic Artificial Sweeteners?

Stevia has been used as a sweetener in Paraguay and other South American countries for over 1,500 years. In Japan, 40% of the sweetener market is estimated to be stevia-based. The Japanese have been conducting extensive research on stevia since the 1970’s and have found it to be completely safe.

In the U.S., prior to the 1980’s, stevia was in the FDA’s Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) list and was inexplicably removed at the same time that aspartame, one of the first artificial sweeteners, entered the list.

Now, why would the FDA scratch stevia from its GRAS list and allow Americans to continue using these toxic and carcinogenic artificial sweeteners?
  • Aspartame
  • Saccharin
  • Sucralose
  • Acesulfame-K
  • Neotame
The answer is simple. Making a natural and calorie-free sweetener widely available could potentially kill the artificial sweetener industry, which is backed by companies such as Pfizer, Abbott, Johnson & Johnson, Monsanto and Hoechst. 

But as long as stevia and other natural sweeteners aren't put on the shelf, these dangerous artificial sweeteners roam free, increasing your risk of cancer and other diseases!


Monday, August 29, 2011

Unhealthy "Health Foods"

 "so-called health-foods" to Avoid!  
They are not Healthy as advertisements will make you believe 
Conola oil:
http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/the-great-con-ola

This clip has been rebroadcast with permission from Sean @ http://www.undergroundwellness.com

Ensure, Slimfast, Yoplait, Vitamin Water, zone bars



Uncover the Truth about These Fake Health Foods and Keep Your Family Healthy!

Fried egg, whole wheat toast and orange juice - the perfect American breakfast, isn’t it?
Did you know that in the twenty minutes it’ll take your kids to wipe their plates clean, they’d have consumed three of the five health foods to avoid!
A list of 5 seemingly innocent but harmful health foods that are probably on your breakfast table and in your kitchen! You’re going to find out just how these foods are shortening your lifespan and robbing you of energy!

Identify the guilty items on your breakfast table! You be the judge and jury in the face of incriminating evidence!

# 1
Bread, the Unhealthy Grain of Truth!
Despite typical beliefs to the contrary - the bread on your table is not the healthy food you think it is!
Find out why it is behind rising insulin levels.
Discover what conditions are triggered by eating any kind of bread.
If you want your kids to grow up healthy, read up on rising evidence, that proves that limiting or doing without grains will add years to their life and improve the quality of their health now!
Bread is just the first on the list – you’re not out of the woods yet!
# 2
Pasteurized Dairy, Not All Milk is Created Equal
Let me pose a crucial question - would you keep drinking the pasteurized milk on your table if you knew that calves fed pasteurized milk die before maturity?
Before you put up an argument in defense of milk, let’s boil it down to the truth first and you will see that you don’t have to give milk up – you’ll just have to switch to a healthy alternative!
Find out what the alternative is and where to find it!
# 3
Orange Juice, Juicing the Fruit Isn’t the Way to Go!
You’re probably telling yourself after reading this far, that I’m not going to touch on orange juice – well, I am!
If the juice is as natural as the fruit itself, then it should be good for your health, right? Get your facts on fruit juices straight first and reserve your judgment!
# 4
Soy, Why It Has Fallen from Grace
Are you looking at that container of soy milk in your fridge? If you think the test of time proves a food innocent of health issues, think again!
Soy has been known as the "near perfect food" for centuries. In fact, it has been the food of whole civilizations. With the weight of history to back it up, no wonder we’re convinced! Did you know however, that this “near perfect food” is not as perfect as it seems?
Be shocked at why you are unknowingly giving your babies the equivalent of five birth control pills when you feed them soy infant formula exclusively.
# 5
Vegetable Oil May Be the Worst Oil You Can Cook with!
Finally, turn your attention to that simple bottle of vegetable oil on your kitchen shelf. If you think you’ve done away with unhealthy fat because you’re cooking with vegetable oil, you’re wrong!
Cooking with vegetable oil results in the formation of molecules more toxic than trans fat.
There is actually a totally healthier alternative to polyunsaturated fat. Read up on this mystery cooking oil’s health benefits and find out why it is THE healthy alternative to vegetable oil!
Avoid these health impostors and make sure that your family is getting the best nutrition from genuinely healthy food! Receive the report THE TOP FIVE HEALTH FOODS TO AVOID AT ALL COSTS! and get the low down on the mentioned health culprits!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Cancer

DCA - Cancer Cure Discovered - But YOU can't have it.... 


DCA is an odourless, colourless, inexpensive, relatively non-toxic, small molecule. And researchers at the University of Alberta believe it may soon be used as an effective treatment for many forms of cancer. However, because the compound is not patented, you may never see it on the market as Drug companies can not profit from it.

 

Cancer Cure Discovered - And Criminalized! 

CANCER? CURE YOURSELF, AMERICA!


Bob Barefoot shows us how you can prevent and cure yourself of cancer among other diseases with three simple steps and how the drug companies are suppressing this revenue-damaging information that can lead to a long and disease free life!

 

More Resources

http://www.thedcasite.com/
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/dn10971-cheap-safe-drug-kills-most...
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/dn10971-cheap-safe-drug-kills-most...
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/opinion/mg19325873.000-editorial-no-paten...
http://www.nature.com/news/2007/07032...
http://www.depmed.ualberta.ca/dca/
http://www.newscientist.com/blog/shortsharpscience/2007/01/cheap-and-simple-c...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6506113.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6576655.stm
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg19526233.400-controversial-drug-...
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19526200.400-cancer-urgency.html
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19526170.500-at-the-end-no-harm.html
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg19526143.600-cancer-drug-site-sh...
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/dn12369-illegal-cancer-drug-websit...
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/health/mg19325973.800-cancer-therapy-when...
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19325920.400-wait-for-clinical-trials.html

Friday, August 26, 2011

Daniel Vitalis


Re-wild Yourself, Re-wild the Planet

Daniel Vitalis is a Leading Health, Nutrition, and Personal Development Strategist as well as a Nature Based Philosopher.  He teaches that our Invincible Health is a product of living in alignment with our biological design and our role in the ecosystem. Daniel incorporates the wisdom of indigenous peoples into our modern lives.
His entertaining, motivational and magnetic delivery style has made him an in-demand public speaker in North America and abroad.

Daniel is the creator of www.FindASpring.com – A resource helping the public find clean, fresh, wild water – Free of man made pollutants, wherever they live. He is also a founding member of www.SurThrival.com, the suppliers of premier, biologically active and fully natural nutritional medicines for regeneration, immunity and healthy endocrine function.

 

I have learned so much from Daneil Vitalis (along with so many other amazing people who have shared their journeys), so I would like to share some of his videos that are inspiring to me, and keep me grounded, so to speak, along my journey of optimal health. 

Daniel Vitalis and Connection- We Belong On This Planet



I have learned so much about the origin of fruits, veggies and herbs from him.  Below is a very interesting video sequence.

Indigenous Nutrition & Physical Evolution

 

Interview with Daniel Vitalis by Paul Nison

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The World According to Monsanto

The World According to Monsanto

Full length documentary exposing the massive corruption and conspiracy in our food industry.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Amalgam Fillings

Dr. Group Speaks About Mercury Amalgam Fillings 

 
This brief interview is part of a 60 minute documentary.
Mercury Undercover "Mercury Undercover" unveils the dirty truth about the dangers of mercury and how those people in power would love to "protect" you from the real truth. This compelling docu-film brings light to a problem that affects more than you ever imagined.
Please click this link for the full documentary:


Smoking Teeth - Poison Gas


Mercury Fillings are Dangerous - Here is information 

Information on mercury fillings and the real danger involved. Showing the actual cell damaged caused.

The Dangers of Amalgam fillings

 

Mercury Amalgam Fillings Dangers (ITV, Feb 16, 2009) 

 Sweden, Norwegians and in Denmark all mercury products are ban do to health safely...but they remain elsewhere...

Where does your filling go when you get yours removed? The trash? oh no...toxic waste!  The same stuff that was in your mouth Daily is disposed as a toxic hazard!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hibiscus Chia drink

Today I made a raw chia hibiscus drink, after purchasing some from the food co-op that was just delicious.  Dr. Casar did a video about the drink, and it happen to be the same drink, so after previously purchasing all the ingredients I needed, I made some. And it was delicious:) Even my little helper liked it!



My little niece is a child after my own heart when it comes to food.  She pics out all my veggies and salad when I have my lunch, and sips away at my breakfast shake, and chooses my raw sprouted nuts and seeds over the roasted ones!  She even liked my hibiscus chia drink, which I honestly thought she might not. Surprisingly enough she even loves my green smoothies, and tastes it all fearlessly.

After breakfast we made some hibiscus chia drink.
 I put around 2 tsp of hibiscus flowers in purified water, and kept it refrigerated over night. The result was a gorgeous burgundy red color!  The taste was a citrousy flowery flavor...not very sweet but pleasant. To make a sweet drink you can add some raw agave, and use half of carbonated mineral water.  I made some of that first, but the main thing I wanted to make was the chia drink below.
 Raw organic chia seeds from EarthShift

 Finished product:)  After letting the chia seeds soak for more than 15 minutes it's ready to consume.  They form a lil gel around each seed. One of my lil helpers snuck in the pic.  It looks just like the store bought product of the bottle I used. They had a hibiscus/passion flavor one that was really yummy, and the cherry lime one was good too.
 Then from my little helper's little status point of view he took a pic of my testing the final product...I approve! delish!
 My niece approved too...so it's gotta be good;)
 She then wanted a snack so I gave her some toasted sunflower seeds in the blue container. I then took out my sprouted raw sunflower seeds in the glass bowl and snacked with her....but she wanted mine instead and left the toasted ones!
 She had no problem offering the others to her big brother though.

Soy

Soy Myths Exposed: The Dangers of Soy
 Internationally renowned natural health physician Dr. Joseph Mercola reveals the dangers and side effects of soy based foods and why you should avoid soy infant formulas.

 The Evidence Against Soy: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/10/07/the-evidence-against-soy.aspx?source=nl

SOY-THE DEADLY POISON...FRIGHTENING

 

The Soy Myth: Soy is Not a Health Food

 

The Dangers of a High Soy Diet

http://products.mercola.com/inner-circle/volumes.htm - In this excerpt from the Inner Circle Interview, Dr. Kaayla Daniel - a board-certified nutritionist and author of The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America's Favorite Health Food talks about how soy is really a dangerous food.

Why Soy Is NOT a Health Food

 

The Danger of Soy Based Food Products

 
If you have ever wondered if there is any danger in soymilk or tofu or soy based products, Dr Troy Giles helps to define the reasons there may be certain health risks associated with ingesting soy products. http://www.familywellnesscenter.info

 

Harmful Effects of Soy Revealed 


Dow Chemical and DuPont, the same corporations that brought misery and death to millions around the world through Agent Orange, are now the driving forces behind the promotion of soy as a food for humans. They are financing anti-meat and anti-milk campaigns aimed largely at those concerned about animal welfare and the environment, trying to convince them that imitations such as "soymilk" are not only healthier than the real thing, but better for the earth too.

There is no evidence that consuming soy products can improve health, reduce environmental degradation or slow global warming. In fact, the evidence suggests quite the opposite.


The studies below regarding the effects of soy on health are eye-opening, particularly the review by the American Heart Association -- which no longer supports the health claims about soy endorsed by the U.S. government.















Monday, August 22, 2011

Regain Energy

Dr. Oz’s 7-Day Energy Surge

Exhaustion is not simply lack of sleep; it’s related to stress, dehydration, nutrition and lifestyle. Conquering your exhaustion can feel insurmountable, but what if it could be as simple as listening to music, having more sex, or changing the way you breathe? Dr. Oz and Jim Karas, energy expert and author of The 7 Day Energy Surge, have created a 4-step plan containing small changes that add up to big increases in your energy.


Step 1: The Morning Makeover
First, assess your alarm clock. What time is it set for? A time that allows you to repeatedly hit the snooze button? Or do you only allow yourself time to grab a quick shower before rushing out the door and hitting the drive-through? It’s time to reset your alarm. Give yourself 10 minutes to lie in bed before getting up. During that time, perform a breathing exercise called “breathing into blackness.” Place the palms of your hands over your eyes, and with your index, middle and ring fingers, massage the top of your forehead. Inhale 6 counts through your nose and exhale 6 counts through your mouth. Breathing into blackness provides the body with increased oxygen and 10 full minutes of internal meditation.

Then, throw open your curtains and turn on all your lights. This enhances circadian rhythms and tells your body that night, the natural time for sleep, is over.

Finally, eat a power breakfast full of protein and fiber that won’t spike blood sugar levels and will keep you satiated. Click here for a muesli recipe packed with protein, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3s.

 


Step 2: The Vital Vitamin Cocktail
To feel more energized, you need to fuel your body properly. Magnesium and tyrosine are 2 supplements that specifically target the chemical processes responsible for increased levels of energy. Magnesium activates enzymes that contribute to energy production and helps regulate the levels of important nutrients like calcium, copper, zinc, potassium and vitamin D. While you can get magnesium from foods like whole grains, nuts and leafy green vegetables, most Americans need a supplement to reach the recommended daily value: 400 mg magnesium with 600 mg calcium.

Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid and a building block for the mood-enhancing neurotransmitters epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine. Chronic stress can deplete your level of tyrosine and contribute to feelings of exhaustion. Tyrosine supplements should be taken in 500 mg doses 3 times a day, at least 30 minutes before meals.

For a super boost, open a 500 mg tyrosine capsule, place the powder under your tongue and let it dissolve. It has a chalk-like consistency that may be hard to swallow, so take water as needed.


Step 3: Pick Up a New Mid-Afternoon Pick-Me-Up
Ditch the soda, candy and energy drinks. Instead, opt for a shot of the phenomenal super food: wheatgrass. It’s full of antioxidants, stimulates metabolism and alkalinizes the body. Get a shot at your local health food store or juice bar for a few dollars or, if that’s not an option, purchase wheatgrass in supplement form or powder.

If you must have coffee, try a combination consisting of half coffee/half low-fat milk. It contains caffeine like a normal cup of coffee and the protein in milk helps keep blood sugar levels stable.


Step 4: Set the Stage for Sleep
Perhaps you’ve already done the basics: removed the TV from your bedroom, set a regular bedtime, and banned cell phones and other electronics from your nightstand. But here are some additional steps to help your body wind down, fall asleep and stay asleep.
  1. Listen to soothing music for 45 minutes before going to bed. Research indicates this helps you fall asleep faster and recall more vivid dreams, an indication of deep, restful sleep.
  2. Turn your alarm clock away from you. Watching the clock keeps the brain stimulated, making it more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep.
  3. Use a night light in the bathroom. This prohibits turning lights on during the night which in turn activates the brain, telling it to wake up.


Videos

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

5 Health Mistakes

The 5 Biggest Health Mistakes

What’s your body trying to tell you? Are you at risk for a heart attack or Alzheimer's? Learn the 5 biggest mistakes you’re making and how to correct them. 

Every 2.5 minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. Every 60 seconds a woman has a heart attack. And every 23 seconds a woman is diagnosed with diabetes. What if one of these conditions was sneaking up on you? Would you know the warning signs? 

Awareness empowers prevention. Here’s what you can do to keep your health clear of a major crisis.

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Women Make

Health Mistake #1: Ignoring Exhaustion
Warning Sign: Heart Attack


A normal, healthy heart is able to pump more than 5 liters of blood per minute. Lifestyle choices such as a poor diet, no exercise or smoking all weaken the heart, which makes it more difficult to get blood flowing to the rest of the body. Your hearts tuckers out and so do you.

A National Institutes of Health (NIH) study showed that women often experience new or different symptoms for as long as a month or more before having a heart attack. What’s more, the major heart attack symptoms in women often differ compared to those in men. Exhaustion ranks as the top symptom in women prior to their heart attack. If you wake up unusually tired, have difficulty getting through the day, or have trouble falling asleep – another symptom more common in women – see your doctor to get an echocardiogram (EGG), an ultrasound test used to examine the heart.

Click here for more on women and heart attacks, including a full list of common symptoms. 

Health Mistake #2: Ignoring Unexplained Weight Gain
Warning Sign = Breast Cancer (Also Colon, Ovarian and Uterine)


Many times women ignore unexplained weight gain, chocking it up to not enough physical activity or indulging in too many fattening foods. But putting on extra pounds inexplicably can also be a serious warning sign related to breast cancer. Here’s what happens: when breast cancer cells spread, they can stick to the abdominal wall and secrete chemicals that cause fluid to accumulate and the belly to expand. Unintentional weight gain can also be a sign of other cancers, including colon, ovarian or uterine. If you experience widening abdominal girth, yet haven’t changed your diet or exercise habits, see your physician for a full medical workup and request having your belly checked for fluid.

Click here for Dr. Oz’s Ultimate Guide to Preventing Breast Cancer.


Health Mistake #3: Ignoring a Frequent Urge to Urinate
Warning Sign: Diabetes

If you have to urinate all the time, it could be a warning sign of diabetes. Frequent urination occurs in cases of undiagnosed diabetes because of high blood sugar levels.  Here’s what’s going on: Your kidneys start working overtime to draw in water from the body so they can help flush out excess sugars. This process also results in your feeling very thirsty. If you suspect you might have diabetes, see your doctor who can run a urine test and a finger-stick blood glucose test.

Click here to learn more about how diabetes affects the body. 

 Health Mistake #4: Taking All of Your Medications in the Morning
Warning Sign: Blood Pressure Complications


High blood pressure, or hypertension, is regarded as a “silent killer,” a disease many people are unaware they have until it’s too late. Of the millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with high blood pressure, most are prescribed ACE inhibitors  (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors). These work by widening or dilating blood vessels to improve the amount of blood your heart pumps, subsequently lowering blood pressure. Traditionally doctors have advised their patients to take ACE inhibitors and other blood pressure-lowering medications in the morning, since blood pressure is typically higher then. However, new studies based on the body’s biorhythms have determined that when people ingest ACE inhibitors in the morning, they may actually be less effective. If you take ACE inhibitors in the morning, talk to your doctor about taking them at night instead.



Click here to learn more about the benefits of taking blood pressure medications at night.


Health Mistake #5: Ignoring Loss of Sense of Smell
Warning Sign: Alzheimer’s Disease

Every 70 seconds someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore memory loss by assuming it’s age-related. In cases of normal, age-induced memory loss, you may have difficulty retrieving memories (stored in the hippocampus) because fewer brain cells makes it difficult to access them. In the case of Alzheimer’s, amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles literally destroy the connection between neurons and synapses so that memories are gone forever.

One of the first areas of the brain to be affected by Alzheimer’s is the part responsible for your sense of smell. There’s a simple smell test you can try at home to determine if your memory loss could be warning sign of Alzheimer’s. Click here to take the test.

To protect yourself against Alzheimer’s, look to omega-3 fatty acids, believed to help ward off this deadly disease and boost memory. Here are a few ways for you to get this important nutrient into your diet:

  • Increase your intake of algae oil. Take it in pill form, 350mg a day. Or sauté 3.5 ounce servings of salmon (or other fish such as sardines) in olive oil, for added healthy monounsaturated fat, and eat twice a week.
  • Try French maritime pine bark, an ancient therapy that goes back to Hippocrates. Take 150mg supplements daily.

Click here for more on omega-3s and other nutrients that help fight Alzheimer’s disease.


Videos

 http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/5-biggest-health-mistakes-pt-1

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/5-biggest-health-mistakes-pt-2

http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/5-biggest-health-mistakes-pt-3

 

 

Friday, August 19, 2011

7 Deadly Symptoms

7 Deadly Symptoms You Should Never Ignore



Deadly Symptom: Sudden and Increasing Pain in the Upper Right of Your Stomach
The Condition: Gallstones

The gallbladder is one of the body’s smallest organs. Located right below the liver, it collects bile, necessary for the digestion of fat, and releases it into the small intestine. When excess cholesterol is present in bile, stones can begin to form in the gallbladder – leading to excruciating pain, infection and other complications. Infection can spread to the liver or pancreas and can be deadly if left untreated. When infection occurs or, in more extreme cases, when the gallbladder bursts, surgery is necessary. Seek immediate help if you feel this pain, which can be accompanied by a fever. Click here to learn more about keeping your gallbladder healthy.

Deadly Symptom: Blurred, Shaded or Double Vision
The Condition: Diabetes

Aging can cause vision changes, but these symptoms are distinct. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in people ages 20 to 74. Uncontrolled blood sugar levels can damage all the blood vessels in the body, including those in the eye. Damaged vessels can not deliver blood to the eye. As new vessels begin to replace the damaged ones, they begin to crowd your field of vision, shading it like the branches of a tree. These new vessels can also hemorrhage. If you notice blurred, shaded or double vision, go to your doctor immediately. These symptoms are reversible and further damage is avoidable if you get your sugar levels under control. 

Deadly Symptom: A Persistent Headache
The Condition: Cerebral Aneurysm

People who have had an aneurysm have described the pain as the “worst headache of their life.” An aneurysm is a ballooning of the blood vessel. If you feel an intense headache, it could mean that a blood vessel has ruptured, which is fatal 40% of the time. If you have high blood pressure, you are at increased risk for a cerebral aneurysm. If you are menopausal, the drop in estrogen is also a risk factor.

Seek help immediately if you feel this pain or any of these warning symptoms:
  • Pain above or behind the eye
  • Neck pain
  • Numbness on one side of the face
Click here to learn more about the different kinds of pain caused by headaches, and the right and wrong way to treat them.


Deadly Symptom: A Leg Cramp That Won’t Go Away
The Condition: Deep Vein Thrombosis

A cramp, pain or tenderness in the leg can be a symptom of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). This pain is a sign that there is a clot in the leg, which can travel to your lungs, where it can block an artery. If this happens, it can stop your heart and you could die in minutes. Symptoms include pain or swelling in the calf, pain behind the knee, or pain or tenderness in the thigh.

DVT is most likely to occur after sitting for long periods of time, especially during air travel. Other risk factors include family history, and taking estrogen medication like the pill or hormone replacements, as side effects already include blood clots. DVT is preventable; get up or move as often as possible, especially when on a plane (and avoid alcohol when flying). Click here to learn more about how estrogen medications put you at increased risk for DVT.

Deadly Symptom: Bleeding Gums
The Condition: Leukemia

In a healthy person, the blood components operate normally: red blood cells deliver oxygen, white blood cells fight infection, and platelets clot the blood. But in a person with leukemia, or cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including the bone marrow and the lymphatic system, there is an elevated number of abnormal white blood cells that don’t function properly. As a result, there aren’t as many platelets and blood does not clot as it should. People with leukemia will bleed and bruise more easily. Other symptoms include nosebleeds, fever, night sweats, and weakness or fatigue. A doctor can diagnose leukemia with a blood test.

Deadly Symptom: Shortness of Breath
The Condition: Asthma

An asthma attack is caused by the tightening of the muscles around your airways, inflammation of the lining of the airways, and thick and excess mucus production. A combination of all three will give rise to asthma symptoms including shortness of breath, which means that less air is getting to your lungs. At a critical level, this can stop your heart. If you experience asthma symptoms, talk to your doctor and avoid asthma triggers like allergens, pet dander, cold weather or emotional upset.


Dr. Oz’s #1 Symptom You Should Never Ignore: Persistent Nausea
The Condition:  A Heart Attack


Although chest pain is the most common symptom in both men and women, many women experience vague symptoms that are not immediately attributed to a heart attack.

Why would persistent nausea, one of the most surprising symptoms, be a sign of a heart attack? It’s due to the medical phenomenon of “referred pain” – when pain is perceived at a site adjacent to or distant from the actual area of injury or illness. The heart has no actual nerve endings to feel pain, so it sends signals to the spine, which then send signals to the rest of the body.  Ninety-five percent of women who had a heart attack said they felt one of the below symptoms up to a month before the attack. The key is to recognize the symptoms, as well as their frequency and severity.

Here are symptoms of a heart attack that no one should ever ignore:
  • Pressure, tightness and squeezing pain across the chest
  • Pain radiating down the arm, shoulders, jaw, neck, and back, particularly on the left side
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness, sweating, weakness, overwhelming fatigue
  • Feeling of impending doom
  • Headache, blurry vision, lightheadedness, feeling faint
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms such as indigestion, nausea and vomiting
  • Coughing and palpitations
If you are experiencing these symptoms and feel that you are having a heart attack:
  • Call 911 and say “I’m having a heart attack.” Have someone drive you to the emergency room if an ambulance can not get to you in time.
  • Chew an aspirin; this can reduce damage to the heart muscle.
  • Lie down.
Click here for more on what women should know about heart attacks. Click here for more on preventing heart attacks.