The Workout work -around

Do you find it difficult to keep up with the standard exercise recommendation of 150 minutes per week?

Recent study ::    When the activity levels of 6000 women ages 63 to 99 were tracked for 7 daysj,,just 30 minutes of light housework per day(such as sweeping or doing laundry) was linked to a 12% lower risk for death over the next 3 years.Those who added another half-hour of daily exercise slashed their risk by 39%. TAKEAWAY AS you age .dont get hung up on ”working out’ – Just keep moving!

TOM  ROSSI RPH (consulting Pharmacist)

Third Hand Smoke Danger

Cigarette smoke leaves a chemical residue on clothing,hair,and other surfaces.Animal studies show that harmful effects occur within  a month of exposure…..and damage to liver and brain worsens over time.

  Tom Rossi RPH (Consulting Pharmacist)

Black Licorice

Black licorice contains glycyrrhiin .which can cause potassium levels in the body to fall,potentially leading to abnormal heart  rhythms.For people age 40 and above two ounces a day for more then two weeks may trigger arrhythmia-irregular heartbeat–other cardiovascular effects.A regular black licorice habit also may interact with some medicines,herbs. and dietary supplements.Occasional enjoyment is fine.

Tom Rossi RPH (consulting pharmacist)

Good News for Chocolate Lovers

In a new study 0f 55000 people,those who ate 2-6 one-ounce sevings of chocolate per week had a 20% lower risk of atrial fibrillation(AFIb)an irregular heartbeat thar raises risk of stroke,heart attack and dementia,than those who indulged only once a month.WHY:Favonnoids in cocoa may improve vessel function.-that’s good for you,so the higher the cocoa content the better.  


Good Advice for Your Health


When 52 patients with Alzheimer disease took a probiotic containing 4 billion units of LACTOBACILLUS and BIFIDOBACTERIUM ,they showed improvement in memory and other cognitive test scores after 12 weeks.Possible explanation,probiotics may decrease inflammation in the brain.                                           


Vitamin D influences more than 200 genes including many that play a role in maintaining a healthy brain.It also reduces neuroinflammation. Vit D is a must for the manufacture of SEROTONIN(regulates memory and mood) Vit D plays a key role in preventing Alzheimer's. Vit D levels should be 40-60 (NG/ML) have your levels checked yearly.A dose for 2000-5000 IU daily should keep your levels in that range.
 SUBMITTED BY: TOM ROSSI RPH (consulting pharmacist)   10/6/17
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack without help, the person whose heart is beating  improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and  coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood  circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it to regain a normal rhythm.

In this way, heart attack victims can get help or to a hospital.

Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!

Submitted by Tom Rossi RPH (Consulting Pharmacist)


Interesting Studies about Coffee and Blueberries
Drinking coffee may increase life expectancy. Researchers found that people who drank 2-3 cups of coffee  a day were as much as 18% less likely to die over an average of 16 years than nondrinkers.Other studies already have associated coffee drinking with lower risks for diseases including heart disease,type 2 diabetes,liver cancer Parkinson's and multiple sclerosis

Blueberries can improve brain function in people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment.Recent finding,After 16 weeks of consuming the equivalent of one cup of blueberries a day,people with mild MCI had better cognitive performance than people given a placebo.Other studies have shown that antioxidants in blueberries protect against heart disease,cancer and other diseases.

Falls are one of the leading causes of long term disability in older adults.

One of the causes might be in your medicine cabinet.  Nonsteroidal anti-inflnammatory drugs(NSAIDS) such as aspirin,ibuprofen(advil),and naproxen(aleve).Aspirin may be the worst offender,it bumbards the vestibutar nerve that feeds balance information from the inner ear to the brain.

Tom Rossi RPH (Consulting Pharmacist)



MAYO CLINIC - DRINKING WATER, very interesting!!!

Water and Aspirin...PLEASE

A cardiologist determined that heart attacks can be triggered by dehydration.

Good Thing To Know. >From The Mayo Clinic. How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink
 anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night?

Heart Attack and Water - Drinking one glass of water before going to bed avoids stroke or heart attack.

Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time.

Answer from my Cardiac Doctor:
 Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc.) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. I knew you need your
 minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me.

 time to drink water... Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!

Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body:

2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs

1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion

1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure

1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack

I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night
 time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.

Mayo Clinic on Aspirin -Dr. Virend
 Somers is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic who is the lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. And noon. Having one during the night,
 When the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
  1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The Reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour
 "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
  1. Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest; for years. (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on.

Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve
 instantly on the tongue. They work much faster than the tablets.

Why keep Aspirin by your bedside?

It's about Heart Attacks -There
 are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.

Note:There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.

The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However,
 if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.

Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by. Say "heart attack!"
 - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins. - Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ........DO NOT LIE DOWN!

A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably
 one life could be saved! I have already shared this information. What about you?

Do forward this message. It may save lives!

"Life is a one-time gift" (Let's forward and hope this will help save some!!!)

Submitted by Tom Rossi RPH (Consulting Pharmacist)