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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Therapy
LIVING LONGER & HEALTHIER


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    Simple as they seem, these suggestions require accepting and reviewing and following - if you desire to maintain optimum health and stay at your highest level of physical fitness, mental alertness and creativity.

    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Aging



    HEALTHFUL EATING

  • Regular meals keep the metabolic and digestive systems functioning at their most efficient levels.

  • Do not skip breakfast. Failing to eat because "you do not have time" or ill-advised reduction of calories per day can lead to poor health.

  • If you get hungry between meals, do not resort to fatty, salty or refined-sugar snacks. Instead, eat fruit, raw vegetables or whole grain snacks.

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index - Dietary Guidelines, Food Guide, Menus
    MoonDragon's Health & Nutrition Basics Index
    MoonDragon's Health Information: Anemia
    MoonDragon's Health Information: Appetite
    MoonDragon's Health Information: Cardio-Nutrition
    MoonDragon's Health Information: Food Poisoning





    EXERCISE REGULARLY

  • Exercise that you enjoy is most likely to be successful and continued. Activities such as gardening, housework and particularly, walking, count.

  • Regular exercise increases your energy levels, helps to fight stress, boosts overall health, aids in fighting off a variety of illnesses and disorders, and promotes weight loss.

  • MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Exercise





    CONTROL YOUR WEIGHT

  • Even small amounts of excessive weight can possibly shorten your life or put you at risk for illness.

  • Extreme obesity is associated with many physical and mental disorders. If you need to reduce your weight, do so.

  • If you are underweight, consult with your dietician and design a dietary plan to maintain a healthy weight.

  • If your weight is ideal, work to keep it that way.

  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Disorders: Obesity
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Underweight
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Disorders: Bulimia (Binge-Eating Syndrome)
    MoonDragon's Anemia Information Index
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Diabetes
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Lactose Intolerance
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Indigestion





    DRINK ALCOHOL MODERATELY OR NOT AT ALL

  • Alcohol abuse can cause serious diseases, reduce your life span and make your life miserable. Moderate consumption can be defined as drinking no more than 3 ounces of alcohol in any form on any day.

  • MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Alcoholism
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Hepatitis
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Cirrhosis
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: The Liver





    GET ENOUGH SLEEP

  • Get the right amount of restful sleep (average 7 to 8 hours) each night.

  • Avoid taking business or private worries to bed with you.

  • Avoid getting caught up in suspenseful reading or television while relaxing in bed.

  • If you toss and turn on occasion and can not get to sleep, go to another room and do something productive.

  • MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Insomnia





    MANAGE THE STRESS AND ANXIETY IN YOUR LIFE

  • Learn and practice relaxation techniques.

  • Be realistic so that you do not overreact to situations or circumstances. Remember, nothing is hopeless. Get help if you need it.

  • Exercise regularly and eat a nutritional diet.

  • Write about your concerns and feelings in a journal. Paint a picture. Find a method of releasing your stress and worries.

  • MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Depression
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    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Hypnotherapy
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Imagery
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Massage
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Meditation
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Panic Attacks & Anxiety
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Phobias
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Rape Trauma
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Relaxation
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Stress
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Stress Links





    DO NOT SMOKE

  • If you smoke, quit. It can be hard, speaking from personal experience, but it can be done if you put your mind and will into quitting. For me it was more the habit than the nicotine. I had to find other things to do with my hands any time I wanted to grab a cigarette. And, yes, those hard sugarless candies did help the first week of not smoking. I would pop one (or two) into my mouth every time I went to grab a smoke.

  • There is overwhelming evidence that smoking damages the human body and shortens life. Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for many illnesses, particularly lung cancer, chronic lung disease, hardening of the arteries, heart attack, and damage to unborn children of pregnant women who smoke.

  • Anyone who smokes is at greater risk of problems with anesthesia during surgery.

  • Avoid second hand smoke.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Asthma
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Bronchitis
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Emphysema
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Pneumonia
    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Smoking
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Smoking





    DO NOT ABUSE DRUGS

  • Evidence is mounting about the cumulative ill effects if drug abuse. This goes for both prescription and non-prescription as well as recreational (legal and illegal) drugs.

  • Common sense dictates avoiding drugs if you want to stay mentally and physically healthy. Try to find alternatives to drug use for health problems, if possible, such as dietary changes, herbal and alternative therapies. Even taking OTC pain medication, such as Ibuprofen or acetaminophen can have serious side effects such as gastric problems and liver damage. Too many people, especially as they age, get stuck on a serious merry-go-round of drugs, often taken 10 to 15- or more different drugs for different ailments every day. Not only is this very expensive, but often dangerous. Watch and learn about side effects, drug interactions and contraindications of anything you take... this includes herbal medication as well. Do not be afraid to ask your health care provider for alternatives to drug therapy for your health situation.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Drugs
    MoonDragon's Health Therapy: Pain Control & Management
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Teratogens





    STAY INVOLVED

  • Communicate and visit with friends and family frequently. Take the initiative. Do not wait for them to call. Get out and socialize. Do not shut yourself in.

  • Stay active through work, recreation, church or religious work, volunteer work and community activities.

  • MoonDragon's Parenting Information: Community - Getting Involved
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Memory





    MEDICAL HELP

  • Get regular medical and dental checkups. This includes alternative medical approaches such as chiropractic, naturopathic, or other non-allopathic approaches to holistic health care. Use the resources available to meet your needs.

  • See a health care provider, midwife or dentist when you detect a change in your health or have a problem. Do not put it off.

  • Wear a medical identification bracelet or neck tag if you have any chronic disorder, have known allergies to medications, or take medications that emergency personnel would need to know about.

  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Aging
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Allergies
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Alzheimer's
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Arthritis
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Cancer
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Healthy Eyes
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Hearing Loss
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Heart Attack
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: High Cholesterol
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Hypertension
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Periodontal
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Prostate Cancer
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Senility
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Stroke
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Tooth Decay





    SAFETY

  • Use seat belts when you drive or ride in any vehicle. If you ride a motorcycle or a bicycle, wear a protective helmet or other safety head gear for your protection.

  • Practice good safety measures at home and at work to avoid accidents such as falls, and to prevent fires. Do not be afraid to ask someone to help you when doing something that could be hazardous or having someone professionally do the job and assume the risk. Do not become a safety statistic or a candidate for a Darwin's Award for stupidity in taking yourself out of the gene pool. Just because something sounded like a good idea at the time, does not mean it was.

  • If you are older and living alone, consider obtaining a "medical alert" system in the event you become ill or fall and cannot get to a phone for help. Make arrangements with friends and family that someone will check up on you every few days to make sure you are doing fine. Return the favor for someone else in the same situation. Be a good neighbor to each other. We have all heard about someone falling and unable to move, laying on the floor for days before they are discovered. This is something that can be avoided with a little pre-planning and friendly consideration.

  • If you have sexual encounters outside of a monogamous relationship, be sure to use safe sex practices to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.

  • Avoid overexposure to sun, heat or cold. If you go outside, wear protective sunscreen, regardless of your skin type or color. Dark colored skin can sunburn too and skin cancer can occur when skin becomes damaged. This is especially important for fair skinned individuals. Use your common sense again.

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    MoonDragon's Womens Health Information: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    MoonDragon's Health & Wellness Information: Sunburn





    NOTIFY YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER

  • If You want additional information about making lifestyle changes.






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    AROMATHERAPY: ESSENTIAL OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
    Sandalwood Oil
    Savory Oil
    Spearmint Oil
    Spikenard Oil
    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
    Verbena Oil
    Vetiver Oil
    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
    Aromatherapy
    Healing Baths For Colds
    Aromatherapy
    Herbal Cleansers
    Using Essential Oils


    AROMATHERAPY: HERBAL & CARRIER OILS DESCRIPTIONS & USES


    Almond, Sweet Oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil
    Argan Oil
    Arnica Oil
    Avocado Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Black Cumin Oil
    Black Currant Oil
    Black Seed Oil
    Borage Seed Oil
    Calendula Oil
    Camelina Oil
    Castor Oil
    Coconut Oil
    Comfrey Oil
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Flaxseed Oil
    Grapeseed Oil
    Hazelnut Oil
    Hemp Seed Oil
    Jojoba Oil
    Kukui Nut Oil
    Macadamia Nut Oil
    Meadowfoam Seed Oil
    Mullein Oil
    Neem Oil
    Olive Oil
    Palm Oil
    Plantain Oil
    Plum Kernel Oil
    Poke Root Oil
    Pomegranate Seed Oil
    Pumpkin Seed Oil
    Rosehip Seed Oil
    Safflower Oil
    Sea Buckthorn Oil
    Sesame Seed Oil
    Shea Nut Oil
    Soybean Oil
    St. Johns Wort Oil
    Sunflower Oil
    Tamanu Oil
    Vitamin E Oil
    Wheat Germ Oil





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