To the O We Go: Lucia Malavaze

September 30, 2020 Adiantku 0

Fresh off a big win at the 2020 IFBB Northern California Pro, Lucia Malavaze is kicking it into high gear ahead of her Bikini Olympia debut. The bikini pro’s turn on the Olympia stage is years in the making, and it hasn’t been without struggle. But come December, she’ll join the best in the world to compete for the coveted Bikini Olympia title.

Here’s how Malavaze is prepping for the 2020 Olympia and what she’s looking forward to as the show quickly approaches.

M&F: What are you most excited about now that you’ve qualified for your first Olympia?

Lucia Malavaze: Going on stage for Mr. Olympia is a dream come true for me, because winning my place was very difficult. I worked as a cleaner, delivered food and worked as a personal trainer so I could compete.

So being able to compete on the Olympia stage is the greatest … Read the rest

Sick child this school year? Planning for the inevitable during a pandemic

September 30, 2020 Adiantku 0

Children get sick; it’s part of life. They catch colds, they get fevers, they throw up and get diarrhea. Most of the time, it’s nothing at all. But this year, as we struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, every sniffle will be complicated.

The problem is, the symptoms of COVID-19 can be not just mild, but similar to the symptoms of all the common illnesses kids get all the time. Symptoms can include

  • fever, even a mild one
  • cough (that you don’t have another clear reason for)
  • breathing difficulty
  • sore throat or runny nose (that you don’t have another clear reason for)
  • loss of taste or smell
  • headache (if with other symptoms)
  • muscle or body aches
  • nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

And even if there is another explanation for that sore throat or cough, it doesn’t mean that your child couldn’t also have COVID-19. People can get two germs at once.


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Can Mental Patients Also Be Experts?

September 29, 2020 Adiantku 0

Who do you think understands more about bipolar disorder: a psychiatrist or a patient with the illness? In this Not Crazy podcast, we discuss whether a patient can be considered a mental health expert without all the credentials after their name. Today we invite writer and bipolar advocate Natasha Tracy — who also has bipolar disorder — to the show to give her opinion.

Would you seek advice from a patient? Join us for an in-depth discussion on mental health patients as experts.

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Guest Information for ‘Natasha Tracy- Mental Patient Expert’ Podcast Episode

Natasha Tracy is an award-winning writerspeaker and social media consultant from the Pacific Northwest. She works to bring high-quality, insightful and trusted information on bipolar disorder and related illnesses to the public while engaging with the mental health community.Read the rest

Treating mild hypothyroidism: Benefits still uncertain

September 29, 2020 Adiantku 0

Your thyroid, a tiny, butterfly-shaped gland located in front of your windpipe (trachea) and below your voice box (larynx) can have a profound impact on your health and well-being. Throughout life, your thyroid is constantly producing hormones that influence your metabolism. These hormones affect your mood, energy, body temperature, weight, heart, and more.

A brief overview of hypothyroidism

Your thyroid produces two kinds of thyroid hormones: T4, or thyroxine, and T3, or triiodothyronine. These hormones influence every cell, tissue, and organ in your body, from your muscles, bones, and skin to your digestive tract, brain, and heart, by controlling how fast and efficiently cells convert nutrients into energy — a chemical activity known as metabolism.

The thyroid gland is under the influence of the pituitary gland. No larger than a pea and located at the base of the brain, the pituitary gland controls your thyroid’s production of thyroid hormone by … Read the rest

Managing the new normal: Actively help your family weather the pandemic

September 26, 2020 Adiantku 0

When the pandemic first began earlier this year, it seemed like if we could just hunker down until perhaps summer, things would get better and we’d be able to get back to life as usual (or at least something similar to life as usual). We were in survival mode: we cut corners and made do, broke some parenting rules, and otherwise made choices we would never usually make. Because that’s what you do when you are in survival mode.

It’s now very clear that the pandemic is here for at least this school year, and survival mode is taking on a whole new meaning. It’s time to make new habits and routines specifically for the pandemic. It’s time to make better and more durable choices that can help keep us healthier — and happier.

Some things obviously aren’t about choices. If you have lost loved ones, are struggling financially, are … Read the rest

To the O We Go: Lexus Redmond

September 25, 2020 Adiantku 0

With the Olympia fast approaching, athletes around the world are preparing to hit the stage for bodybuilding’s biggest show. And come December, it’ll be time to show off the hard work they’ve put in. IFBB Pro League bikini competitor Lexus Redmond is one of them, and the 2020 Olympia will be her first appearance at the prestigious event.

After earning her pro card at the 2019 Amateur Olympia, Redmond is now ready to step on stage at the Bikini Olympia. We got a hold of the bikini pro to find out how she’s been training and what she looks forward to as the Olympia nears.

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Politics, Elections, and the Post-Truth Era

September 25, 2020 Adiantku 0

Let’s talk politics and lies. Why are they so rampant today? In today’s Psych Central Podcast, our host speaks with author and communications expert Tim Ward who explains why the truth matters so much — especially regarding our elected officials. They discuss our cognitive biases, like the “halo” and “anchoring” effects, that can cause us to turn a blind eye and believe the lies we hear.

Learn about the different types of lies politicians tell and learn how can we avoid being the victims of fake news.  Click on the player above to listen now!


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Guest information for ‘Post-Truth Era’ Podcast Episode

Tim Ward is co-owner of Intermedia Communications Training, Inc. Based in the Washington D.C. area, he works with global organizations … Read the rest

Lifestyle medicine for all: Healthy food comes first

September 25, 2020 Adiantku 0

“Lifestyle medicine is only for rich people, right?” a colleague asked me several years ago, questioning my involvement in this relatively new field of medicine that guides people toward healthy habits. This has been a common misperception, for sure.

But across the US, a revitalized brand of health activism is intent on bringing lifestyle medicine to a broader range of people. This is backed by a new effort from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine to engage communities most affected by chronic disease.

The first pillar of healthy lifestyle: Food is medicine

Lifestyle medicine is an evidence-based practice of helping people adopt and sustain healthy behaviors like improving diet, increasing activity, managing stress, sleeping well, moderating alcohol consumption, and quitting tobacco. Large studies show such habits can extend our lives by well over a decade. What’s more, these habits can even keep these extra years free of diseases like diabetes, … Read the rest

Managing the New Realities of Patient Care

September 24, 2020 Adiantku 0

Follow along with our blog series #HealthcareNow and #PublicSectorNow, where we’ll address healthcare innovation around the world and how to maintain business continuity in today’s health climate. 

With the uncertainty of the current environment, health organizations around the world are accelerating their adoption of technology solutions to prepare for a new era of patient care. The pandemic is accelerating change at a rapid rate, redefining healthcare as we know it with new contactless innovations and tools that can improve overall organizational performance and patient care 

Cisco Capital has been helping healthcare organizationadapt in the face of change. As businesses reimagine workforces and redesign workplaces,Cisco’s payment solutions have allowed healthcare organizations to not only overcome current challenges, but also operate more efficiently and effectively.  

Cisco’s flexible financing provides access to complete technology solutions that drive business Read the rest

The 7 Best Carbs for Muscle Growth

September 24, 2020 Adiantku 0

You’re never going to look the way you want if your diet isn’t in check. That’s just a fact, and the first step to mastering your nutrition is to figure out how many calories to eat. Then, you can start figuring out how much of each macronutrient (protein, carbs, and fats) to consume.

You know you need to eat a lot of protein and that high-calorie fat should be kept to a minimum. But what about carbs? Is there such a thing as healthy carbs?

Carbohydrates often get a bad rap in the fitness world. But there’s an important place for carbs in your diet, especially if you’re looking to pack on serious mass.

Of the three main macronutrients, carbs are the most controversial. Some dieters think you should eat as few as possible, while others like to load up on them for more energy to train. We’ll … Read the rest