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It’s prognosis is far better, unless circulatory failure is prolonged. Treatment is aimed at restoring normal blood volumes and improving brain perfusion, thus the person should be placed flat or with their head slightly down. As soon as the person starts responding, a small amount of sugar water should be given. Heat exhaustion should also be treated with fluids and rest. Left untreated, it can progress to heat stroke, which can be deadly.  In heatstroke or sunstroke, an abrupt onset is sometimes preceded by headache, dizziness, and fatigue. Sweating is usually, but not always, decreased and the skin is hot, flushed and dry (usually). The pulse rate increases rapidly and may reach 160; respirations usually increase, but the blood pressure is seldom affected. Disorientation may briefly precede unconsciousness or convulsions. The body temperature can rapidly climb to 106 degrees or higher and the person feels as if he or she burning up. Circulatory collapse may precede death. After hours of extremely high fever, survivors are likely to have permanent brain damage. Treatment measures must be instituted immediately. If distant from a hospital, the person should be wrapped in wet clothing or fabric, or immersed in a lake or stream. The temperature should be taken every ten minutes, not allowing it to become too low. The person should be taken to a hospital as soon as possible after the emergency methods have been initiated. No fluids by mouth should be attempted. Bed rest is desirable for a few days after severe heatstroke, and body temperature fluctuations may be expected for weeks.  Protect your health during hot weather. Take a look at the following tips to prevent heat illness: Drink plenty of fluids. Regardless of your activity level, increase the amount of fluids you drink. Replace salt and minerals. Heavy sweating removes salt and beverages you have consumed from the body. Wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen. Choose lightweight, light colored, loose fitting clothing. In the hot sun, use sunscreen and don a wide-brimmed hat to provide shade and keep the head cool. Pace yourself. If you are unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and pick up the pace gradually. Your body needs time to acclimate. Stay cool indoors. Air-conditioning is one of the best ways to stay cool. If you do not have an air conditioner or evaporative cooling unit, head for a shopping mall or public library for a few hours, or sit in front of a fan (with a wet towel draped around you, if necessary). Bathing is an effective way to cool off. Schedule outdoor activities carefully. Plan outdoor activities for the early morning or in the evening. While outdoors, rest frequently in a shady area. Use a buddy system. When working in the heat, monitor the condition of your co-workers and have someone do the same for you. Heat-induced illness can cause a person to become confused or to lose consciousness. Although Florida has a mild winter, the summers are extremely hot. With the temperatures already increasing, we are heading into the warmest time or the year. Enjoy what Florida has to offer, safely! 


   A Mediterranean meal and dietary supplements of olive oil may cut your risk of cancer. Mediterranean populations have much lower death rates from heart disease and certain cancers than people in the U.S. and the consumption of olive oil may be a contributing factor. People who eat a Mediterranean diet actually eat as much fat as people from other countries, but they get their fat calories primarily from olive oil which is largely composed of monounsaturated fat which can lower blood cholesterol. Components of olive oil, such as oleic acid, vitamin E, flavonoids, squalene and polyphenols, may help protect against colon, breast and prostate cancer because flavonoids and polyphenols are antioxidants which help prevent cell damage from oxygen containing chemicals called free radicals. Consumption of monounsaturated fats also may be beneficial in preventing breast cancer. Several studies have shown that olive oil consumption could reduce the risk of cancer by up to 45 percent, which implies that women who consume olive oil have lower rates of breast cancer than women who do not consume olive oil. Olive oil may contribute to a healthy prostate in men. Fish cooked in olive oil may be the answer for men concerned about prostate cancer. A study published in The Lancet medical journal suggests that eating moderate amounts of oily fish might cut the risk of prostate cancer in half. Swedish men who ate fish fried in olive oil rarely on not at all were twice as likely to develop prostate cancer as those men who ate fish fried in olive oil frequently or moderately. A University of Oxford research study shows that olive oil is as effective as fresh fruit and vegetables as a cancer preventive measure. A team of researchers at the Institute of Health Sciences, led by Dr. Michael Goldacre, compared cancer rates, diets and olive oil consumption in 28 countries, including the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Canada and China. Countries with a diet high in meat and low in vegetables had the highest rates of cancer and the consumption of olive oil was associated with a decreased risk of colon cancer. The researchers suspect that olive oil protects against colon cancer by influencing the metabolism of the gut. 

The use of tumeric dates back as much as 10,000 years and was commonly used in China and India. In 1280 AD, Marco Polo recorded information on turmeric in his diary: “There is also a vegetable which has all the properties of true saffron, as well the smell as the color, and yet it is not really saffron.” Turmeric has since been used in Europe for over 700 years as a substitute for saffron, which is known to be the most expensive spice in the world.

Antioxidants are important nutrients that support your health by slowing free radical damage to your cells, organs and DNA. Turmeric helps to counteract this process with these curcuminoids that deliver antioxidants that may be 5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E, stronger than vitamin C, 3 times more powerful than grape seed or pine bark extract, and strong enough to scavenge the hydroxyl radical that many consider to be the most reactive of all oxidants. Oxidation by free radicals damages cells and DNA, and negatively impacts the aging process. Antioxidants, in general, are key nutrients in supporting memory function, promoting heart health and boosting the immune system.

How to best benefit from turmeric: (1) supplements are recommended, as cooking can eliminate many beneficial properties. (2) Turmeric supplements should contain 100% certified organic ingredients, turmeric extract with at least 95% curcuminoids (3) read the supplement label in order to avoid fillers, additives, and excipients (“other ingredients”). (4) The supplement should use vegetable capsules; avoid gelatin-based capsules, if possible.

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