Fearless Forecast Week 11: 3 Rec, 99 Total Yds
Projected Points: 11.4
Fearless Forecast Week 11: 3 Rec, 99 Total Yds
Projected Points: 11.4
The holidays are quickly approaching, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic and warnings of health experts—including Dr. Anthony Fauci—many people are still opting to follow through with their travel plans. Obviously, some types of travel are riskier than others when it comes to potential coronavirus exposure. However, this week the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued a strong recommendation that people avoid this type of travel altogether in order to prevent catching or spreading the deadly virus. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus.The Risk of Taking a Cruise is "Very High"Despite lifting a months-long ban on cruises in October, now the CDC is recommending people avoid them altogether. They recently upped their classification of cruise travel risk to "Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19.""CDC recommends that all people avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises, worldwide, because the risk of COVID-19 on cruise ships is very high," they write. "It is especially important that people with an increased risk of severe illness avoid travel on cruise ships, including river cruises.""For most travelers, cruise ship travel is voluntary and should be rescheduled for a future date," the CDC points out. The CDC warns that "Cruise passengers are at increased risk of person-to-person spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, and outbreaks of COVID-19 have been reported on cruise ships," adding that passengers who decide to go on a cruise should get tested 3-5 days after their trip in addition to quarantining for 7 days after travel. "Even if you test negative, stay home for the full 7 days," they instruct. "If you don't get tested, it's safest to stay home for 14 days after you travel."RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study FindsCruises Have Been Linked to A Staggering Number of CasesCruise vessels have been linked to a number of coronavirus cases. According to one CDC report, a staggering 800 cases and multiple deaths were linked to just three cruise ships early in the pandemic. Dr. Fauci has repeatedly warned against sailing the friendly seas during the pandemic, pointing out that their "closed settings" make them prone to virus spread. Most cruise lines have opted to cancel their trips in United States waters until sometime in 2021. However, in other parts of the world — including Europe and the Caribbean — voyages started up over the summer. The first ship to set sail from the Caribbean since the spring, SeaDream 1, experienced a COVID-19 outbreak, even with a strict pre-boarding policy. In total seven passengers and two crew members tested positive. So avoid cruises, and no matter where you live, to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch Coronavirus.
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Food can be confusing. One of our main goals is to simplify and make healthy eating as easy as possible. And there may be no simpler way of judging whether a meal or snack is healthy for you than by asking three simple questions: Where's my protein, where's my fiber, and where's my healthy fat? Asking yourself these three questions while cooking is our simple trick that will make any of your meals healthy every time.Put together a plate that provides all three, and we guarantee you've got a line on a leaner, healthier body that's functioning at the peak of its genetic programming. Hitting all three in one sitting means you're feeding your muscles. Eating a slowly absorbed, hunger-controlling meal maximizes the absorption of nutrients in your food to positively influence your genetics, and striking a major blow against cholesterol and elevated blood sugar. The three macronutrients will also help crowd out refined carbohydrates, saturated fats, added sugars, and other things that block you from reaching your health goals.So the next time you're putting together a meal, use this simple trick of asking these three questions and you'll make any of your meals healthy. Here's why, and for more healthy eating tips, be sure to check out our list of 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time.Where's my protein?Protein helps you burn fat in three ways. First, it's the building block of muscle, and muscle burns fat. Feeding your muscles helps them frow and fight back against the forces of fleshiness.Second, the very act of eating protein actually burns calories. About 25% of the calories you eat in the form of protein are burned up just digesting the protein itself (carbs and fat burn up no more than 10 to 15% of their calories).And third, protein keeps you fuller longer—in part because that intense digestive process means your body perceives you as being satiated. In a 2013 study published in the journal Appetite, women were fed low-, moderate-, or high-protein afternoon snacks. Those who ate the most protein had the lowest levels of hunger and waited longer before they chose to eat again than those who ate lower-protein snacks. So be sure to add protein and it will instantly make any of your meals healthy.RELATED: Sign up for our newsletter to get healthy tips directly to your inbox!Where's my fiber?Stop thinking about "good carbs" or "bad carbs" and start focusing on fiber. If you're eating fiber, you're eating nuts and seeds, fruits and vegetables, beans and other legumes, and whole grains. That means you're packing your day with foods high in folate, vitamin B12, betaine, resveratrol, and sulforaphane—all critical nutrients that impact how active our fat-storage genes are. Fiber also allows the bacteria in your gut to produce the fatty acid butyrate, which influences the behavior of genes associated with insulin resistance and inflammation.Fiber plays a number of additional roles in keeping us slim, but the most intriguing is its ability to suppress appetite. In spring 2014, an international team of researchers identified an anti-appetite molecule called acetate that's naturally released when the fiber is digested. Acetate then travels to the brain, where it signals us to stop eating.Some scientists believe that the dramatic reduction in fiber in our diets is perhaps the number-one factor in our obesity crisis. Professor Gary Frost from the Department of Medicine at Imperial College in London, who was part of the team that put together the acetate study, estimated that thanks to food processing, the average Western citizen now eats about one-seventh as much fiber as humans did in the Stone Age. Makes you want to chew through a redwood, doesn't it?So stop thinking in terms of carbs or starches and start thinking in terms of fiber. You'll find fiber in fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains like quinoa, oats, and brown rice—or these 43 Best High-Fiber Foods For a Healthy Diet. Follow the fiber to trip the off switch on genes related to obesity and inflammation.Where's my healthy fat?The greenest, freshest, most luscious salad in the world isn't as healthy as it could be if you don't add a splash of olive oil to it. The reason: healthy fats help our bodies to process the nutrients in other foods, to slow the pace of digestion—keeping us fuller, longer—and to improve our cholesterol profile and reduce inflammation. Olive oil, avocados, nuts and nut buyers, chia seeds, flaxseed, and cold-water seafood are all sources of healthy fats. Some healthy fats have an impact on obesity genes; all will help improve your overall health profile. Here are a few to focus on:Monounsaturated fats: Olives and olive oil, nuts (including peanuts) and nut butter, avocado, dark chocolate (at least 72% cacao)Polyunsaturated fats: Oily fish (tuna, salmon, mackerel, or sardines), flaxseed, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pine nutsPlant-based saturated fats: Coconut (no sugar added), coconut oil (not hydrogenated)Omega-3 fatty acids: Cold-water fish (wild salmon, tuna, sardines), grass-fed beef, flaxseed, walnuts, chia seeds.Though it may seem counterintuitive to add fat to a meal if you're trying to lose weight, eating a moderate portion of unsaturated fats, like the kind found in olive oil, avocados, and nuts, can ward off the munchies and keep you full by regulating hunger hormones.So if you can look at your plate and find all three of these things—protein, fiber, and healthy fat—you're guaranteed to make healthy meals every time. Start today with one of these 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.
Whenever the iconic Junior's Cheesecake makes an appearance at Costco, word travels fast—and the cakes sell out even faster. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Costco is delighting fans once again with a seasonal flavor of the beloved cheesecake that screams, "Put me on your holiday table!"Junior's Pumpkin Layer Cake Cheesecake was spotted in the warehouse's refrigerators this past week, according to Instagrammer @costco_empties. And it promises to be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner line-up—no matter the size of your celebration this year. This cake is made up of layers of New York cheesecake and pumpkin spice sponge cake, with thick cream cheese icing on top. (Related: 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback .) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Costco Empties (@costco_empties)You can score the 3.5-pound dessert at your nearest Costco location for only $15.99. That's a complete steal, considering the fact that cakes of this size sell for more than $45 on Junior's website. In case you were wondering, this hefty bake has 12 servings. (But you may wind up eating it all by yourself in one sitting, because all bets are off in 2020!)This is the fourth time this year that Costco is carrying Junior's baked goods. In February, the retailer sold adorable chocolate-covered cheesecake hearts—also at a major discount. In April, Costco shoppers were treated to delightful Easter-themed Junior's cakes shaped like eggs. And this fall, an Apple Crumble Cheesecake was spotted on store shelves right in time for apple-picking season. We are digging these seasonal collaborations, Costco and Junior's!Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest grocery news delivered straight to your inbox.
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Cannabis has seen an ever-increasing acceptance within society in the past few years. There are now 35 states that allow for at least the medical use of cannabis, with Mississippi and South Dakota being added to the list this year. Although many people believe there are great uses of cannabis, such as for pain or depression, there are obvious side effects. As an Emergency Physician, I see these side effects of cannabis use very often. Read on, and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Nausea and Vomiting One of the most common side effects that is not well known is that it can cause severe nausea and vomiting. The condition, called cannabis hyperemesis syndrome, is usually seen with daily users but can occur in any patient. It is characterized by nausea and vomiting that can need IV fluids and anti-nausea medications. Most patients describe that these symptoms improve with hot showers or using creams made from the active ingredient found in chili peppers, capsaicin. Although the symptoms can be managed, the best treatment is complete abstinence from cannabis. RELATED: What Smoking Marijuana Every Day Does to Your Body 2 Anxiety Cannabis is used for some patients who have depression or anxiety. There is a subset of patients who will experience a paradoxical effect. Some patients will have severe anxiety and even paranoia after use. Most patients can connect the anxiety with the use of marijuana that contains high levels of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Some patients find their anxiety is lessened with cannabis products that are higher in CBD or cannabidiol. If you are using cannabis for the treatment of depression and anxiety, it is important to work closely with a physician to ensure appropriate treatment. 3 Hunger It is difficult to see cannabis in popular movies or television that does not highlight the "munchies" that occur. For some patients, particularly cancer patients or AIDS patients, cannabis is specifically used for the treatment of their complete lack of appetite. Although helpful for some patients, increased hunger can lead to detrimental side effects, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. If you are going to be using cannabis for medical treatment, it is important to track your caloric intake and monitor your weight. 4 Sedation or Impairment As with many medications, there is the possibility of decreased attention and increased sedation with cannabis use. This can lead to dangerous conditions if the patient is operating heavy machinery or even driving. Consumer Reports published an article last year confirming that in states that have legalized cannabis usage, auto accidents have increased in comparison to their neighboring states. The article goes on to describe that possibly 50% of medical cannabis patients drove while under the influence. It is essential to realize the sedative features of cannabis and avoid driving or operating heavy machinery.RELATED: Medical Marijuana Mistakes You Could Make, Warns Doctor 5 Psychiatric Health Concerns Depression and anxiety are certain diagnoses that proponents of cannabis use state are safely treated. There is data suggesting, however, that cannabis can be problematic in patients with other psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia. Some studies suggest there is a direct correlation between the usage of cannabis as a teenager and the development of schizophrenia later in life. 6 Dry Mouth Specifically, for patients who use cannabis by smoking, dry mouth can be a very common side effect. Although it seems more of a nuisance than a true side effect, dry mouth can have some major health concerns. Good oral health, such as gum and dental health, requires a moist environment. With drying out of the oral cavity, there can be a regression of the gums which can lead to tooth decay and even teeth falling out. 7 Decreased Sperm Health Cannabis has been found to reduce sperm viability in a number of different ways, one of which being the number of sperm produced. In a study in Denmark, weekly use of cannabis was found to reduce the number of sperm. Other studies have looked at the health of the sperm in patients who use cannabis regularly. There seems to be a correlation with cannabis use and sperm that do not have appropriate forward movement, or appropriate ability to contact and thereby fertilize the egg within the female reproductive tract. There has been a major push to legalize the use of cannabis for medical treatment of many different disorders. Although there is anecdotal evidence of its benefits, specifically in seizures and chronic pain, it is not without side effects. It is important to consult your physician before starting any medical treatment, including cannabis. As for yourself: To get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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