Paracetamol

February 11, 2018

AKA ACETAMINOPHEN Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, is a medicine used to treat pain and reduce fever. Paracetamol itself is commonly used for mild to moderate pain relief but is also often used in conjunction with other types of medications such as cold and flu medications, or opioid pain medications for severe pain. It is used to treat many conditions such as headaches, toothaches, sprains, muscle aches, back pain, arthritis, period pain, colds, and fever. It was discovered in 1877 and is the most commonly used medication for both pain and fever in the United States and Europe. Paracetamol is considered one of the safest and mildest forms of pain medications. It is considered one of the safest for pregnant and breastfeeding women and doesn’t interact with many other medications that do not contain paracetamol. It is also the first choice of pain medication for people on the blood thinner, warfarin. It doesn’t interact with food, or low amounts of alcohol (less than 3 standard drinks in a day), and will not make you drowsy or affect cognitive function. However, studies show that an overdose of this medication can be fatal, a

January 6, 2018

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December 29, 2017

vasi - resolutions for the mind body and spirit When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, our bodies tend to get the focus – and the demands. Look better. Exercise more. Lose weight. There’s nothing wrong with striving to be healthy, but there’s so much more to being well than how we look on the outside. As the holiday season makes way for resolution season, consider these simple, CREATION Health-based ideas that inspire spiritual and emotional growth as well as physical accomplishments. Your mind, body, and spirit will thank you.

#1: Set Activity (Not Exercise) Goals

Exercise gives you energy, helps you maintain a healthy weight and may even help you live longer. But exercise doesn’t have to mean hitting the gym if a membership is too expensive or treadmills bore you to tears. In 2018, find ways to be active that you find enjoyable, rewarding and achievable – whether it’s joining a kickball league or taking long walks on the beach. That way, activity will be something you want to do rather than something you have to do.

#2: Make Room for Meditation

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December 19, 2017

      Vasi Centre -things_you_would_know_about_women_and_workouts2 Most tips relating to exercise apply to both sexes but when it comes to getting more out of your workouts, there are certain issues that relate to women. Time your exercise with your menstrual cycle.  A study by the University of Adelaide found that women who exercise at this time of the month when levels of estrogen and progesterone are at their highest, burn more fat for energy, which leads to weight loss and less exercise-related fatigue. Ignore the mirror at the gyms.  One study found that women who exercised in front of a mirror felt less calm and more tired after 30 minutes of exercise than those who exercised without mirrors. You can be both healthy and heavy.  Research shows that the amount of activity you get, not your weight, is the chief predictor of heart disease. Check your iron levels. Women with low iron levels find it harder to maintain an exercise regime than those with normal iron levels

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December 14, 2017

vasi - men's health check Health screening is an important part of disease prevention. There are many screening tests and examinations that healthy men can undertake to help with detection of diseases such as cancer. Your General Practitioner is well placed to carry out some of these tests, refer you to have other tests, or to advise you on some of  the self-checks you can be doing to monitor your health. One of the key roles of your GP is to prevent disease, so they will be only too happy to help you. The recommendations below often refer to screening for the general population – for men with specific risk factors for a particular disease the recommendations may be different. Your GP will be able to advise you if you are in any doubt.

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December 10, 2017

  vasi - steroidsCorticosteroids Corticosteroids are a synthetic man-made drug which closely resembles cortisol, a hormone naturally produced from the adrenal glands. Cortisol is essential for health and wellbeing. During stress, the body produces extra cortisol to prevent it from becoming sick. When cortisol is released into the bloodstream, it proceeds to act on different parts of the body and helps with: the body’s response to stress or danger, reducing inflammation, controlling blood pressure, influencing memory formation, controlling salt and water balance, and increasing the body’s metabolism of glucose. Common corticosteroid medications include prednisone, prednisolone, cortisone, hydrocortisone, and methylprednisolone. While steroids are commonly associated with bodybuilders and people who aim to illegally increase lean muscle mass, there are many legitimate medical uses for steroids. Corticosteroids are a common group of steroids which are used to treat arthritis, asthma, autoimmune diseases (such as Lupus, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis), myositis (inflammation of the muscle), skin conditions, eye

December 7, 2017

1. Bring healthy snacks and a small bottle of water. You may have an unexpected delay. 2. Keeps your shoes on during flight. You’ll end up with swollen feet due to the low air pressure and it will be uncomfortable when you put them back on. 3. Dress in Layers. You can always take off or on depending on how cold or hot the plane temperature is. 4. Keep your nasal passages and ears clear. Take a decongestant 24 hours before your flight. 5. Chew or Swallow during take-off and landing. This will equalise the pressure in your middle ear. 6. Drink herbal tea. Take a herbal teabag and ask a flight attendant for hot water. Tea will soothe travel jitters. 7. Don’t sit with your legs crossed. Prop feet in your carry-on bag. 8. Stay hydrated. Water is the best drink during flights. Stay away from alcohol or caffeinated drinks. 9. Buy a pair of flight socks (compression stockings). Helps prevent (DVT) deep vein thrombosis, relieves aching legs and improves blood flow. 10. Do some simple exercises every hour to guard against thrombosis and stiffness. 11. Arrive early. Give yourself plenty of time to check in, find your departure gate and avoid being caught in unexpected traffic. 12. Reduce the e

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December 3, 2017

The Purpose of VASI Centre

VASI Founder and Owner Vicki Oliver speaks about the intention of VASI Centre.

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