Fit, Lean & Beautiful #28
By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu
Being healthy always creates beauty. Some health treatments can result in greater beauty such as the CPAP device that gives oxygen via the nostrils. The CPAP device can oxygenate the body and cells. One may notice small changes to their skin or their lips may become pinker. The CPAP device is used for patients of sleep apnea and asthma or people with sleep disorders whose breathing may become interrupted while sleeping. It is unknown by this author what percentage of the population is impacted by things like snoring or unusual breathing at night, perhaps most? The treatment for sleep disorders using the CPAP can impact the overall health and result in greater beauty via oxygenation and may even be good for brain cells or for the brain in general via the cells flourishing from an abundance of oxygen.
It is also possible to build one’s “healing library” and pick up a variety of books on healing. There are old books that give a great description of the body that were once popular with young people called “Our Bodies, Ourselves.” There are other books like “The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies,” “The Healthwise Handbook,” “Jude’s Herbal Home Remedies,” and for the hardcore healer, there are medical books like “Handbook of Gastroenterology,” “Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine,” “Emergency Medicine The Medical Students Survival Guide,” “Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Provider Manual.” What can be really wonderful is when you look up proper vitamin usage in the “Handbook of Gastroenterology” and find that hair loss can be helped with zinc, biotin and protein-I think also sunlight may impact your little plant.
Plus perhaps find good anatomy books and reference Wikipedia for current and in-depth encyclopedic information about health that is often written by doctors. Some of the best information you can find is right on Wiki, from depression to almost any disease to vitamins or great bibliographies. You can even make a binder about bumps or your particular illnesses with things from Wikipedia or illnesses that run in your family in your health library. You can also print out vaccine information from the Centers for Disease Control or your local Travel Clinic. Try researching vitamins on Wikipedia; it has some of the most up to date and comprehensive information available and generally very accurate. Even things like menopause and menstruation can be found on Wikipedia.
The summer weather may have really intensely strong sunlight and humidity and while at the doctor’s this author noticed a man who had been on his boat and had severe sun damage and arrived in a wheelchair, perhaps from sun stroke. His skin had severe sun burns, extremely red and raw looking. Word to the wise-it’s best to be careful in the sun and always pay for air conditioning in the summer months. Really gauge how much time you can fish and withstand the sun and perhaps skin needs layers of protection under clothes, hats and creams. Plain seltzer water with lemon over ice is really refreshing. You can easily flavor seltzer water and make a custom soda. Be sure to replace salts and electrolytes-even chips can be a health choice in the summer. It’s a good time to recharge the air conditioner in your car. It’s a good time to work out in an air conditioned gym. It will be a good time shortly in the fall and winter to remove scars and stretch marks that you may not want to heal in the summer with short sleeves or shorts. It’s a good time to buy an extra-large leak proof water bottle and keep water with you at all times.