Doctor’s Warnings: Ibuprofen Causes Heart Disease!

Not the usual blog from me but as I’m all about self improvement and overall wellness, your physical health is just as important as your mental health. I came across this blog the other day and wanted to share it with you. Are you an Ibuprofen user and just happen to be over 40? You need to read this.You may be a candidate for heart disease.

I rarely take Ibuprofen for two reasons. 1) I am rarely in pain for anything and 2) when I get a headache it’s a migraine and Ibuprofen does absolutely nothing for me for those.

Are you an Ibuprofen user? Do you take them daily for pain? Perhaps it might be time to look into alternatives.

After reading this article, I will definitely stop taking Ibuprofen altogether and try to look for more natural remedies for any pain I may be in.

Doctor warning

Doctors are urging people that are over the age of 40 to stop taking one of the most common pain relievers ever! This drug is Ibuprofen and here is why doctors everywhere are urging people to stop taking it.

Doctors are warning people that the risks of taking Ibuprofen might outweigh the benefits. Ibuprofen might temporarily lessen the pain of a headache, but is it worth heart disease? In 2005, the FDA issues a warning stating that Ibuprofen can significantly increase your chances of getting heart disease! They say that even with short term use, a persons heart attack and stroke risk increases significantly.

The FDA said: “This risk increases the longer one continues to use ibuprofen. You do not need to have an existing heart condition to be at risk, although such a condition does increase your chances. These risks make ibuprofen especially dangerous to individuals over 40 – the age at which one’s risk of heart disease begins to skyrocket.”

Heart Disease

Ibuprofen can increase the chance of a heart attack by almost 20%. The health warning over the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) comes after analysis involving almost 10 million patients published in The British Medical Journal. NSAIDs are a drug class that groups together drugs that provide an analgesic and antipyretic effects. The chance of having a heart attack is a large price to pay for the relief of a headache. There are many natural ingredients out there that can help relieve pain just as well as the leading NSAID. Additionally, you get the benefits while skipping out on the harsh effects of these drugs.

My sincere hope is for you to please be careful with the drugs (medications/otc drugs) you take daily and look into natural remedies. Most pain and ailments can be treated with all natural herbs. Keep an open mind. Your body is your temple. Take care of it. Please.

This article was originally titled Doctors Urging People All Over the World to stop Taking Ibuprofen Immediately-Here’s Why and published on Thinking Humanity. It is re-posted here under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

 

15 of the Most Beautiful and Dangerous Roads in the World.

Every now and then, not very often though, I like to add interesting articles, like this one. It came across my desk the other day and I had to share it with you guys. Check out these beautiful and dangerous roads. Would you drive on these roads?

If you have been driving for a long time, there is a slim chance that you haven’t encountered dangerous roads. It can be anything from weather to structurally unsound roads. Nevertheless, while a majority of our driving is usually on immaculate, well-built roads, not all people are as lucky. Many roads don’t possess the required infrastructure.

Road hazards and accidents can destroy an otherwise eventful journey. While hazardous roads can cause plenty of damage, you cannot rule out the contribution of drunken ones and human error of judgment in causing accidents.

Here is a list of the most dangerous roads in the world:

Transfagarasan, Romania

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This road is in the middle of the Carpathian Mountainous region. It elevates to a dramatic height of 2034 meters and is considered to be the nation’s highest soaring road. Tansfagarasan is also known for its dare-devil appeal and spectacular sight, as it cuts through the Fagaras massif.

Tianmen Mountain Road, China

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Tianmen Mountain Road in China is a 10-kilometer long stretch which features 99 (yes you read that right) massive turns). The variation at the start of the stretch and its end is a staggering 1000 meters. So you are ascending 1000 meters as you’re driving along the road stretch. Definitely not for the faint-hearted!

Gotthard Pass, Switzerland

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Gotthard Pass is one of the loftiest and most challenging mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, that makes for such a thrilling drive. The 64-kilometer path snakes from one side to another and rewards visitors with incredible scenic beauty. The astonishing European wonder has lots of exciting surprises in store for somebody who’s willing to give its rugged side an honest chance.

Eshima Ohashi Bridge, Japan

 

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That’s not strictly a road but a bridge, although that does not make it any less dangerous. Eshima Ohashi Bridge interlinks Matsue and Sakaiminato, that’s 1.7 kilometers in length and around 12 meters in width. The structure almost always appears like it can’t be climbed when viewed from far. On the other hand, its elevated height has a distinct advantage, as large ships can comfortably pass through it.

Zozila, India

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Kashmir and Ladakh are linked with this 9-kilometer long stretch, with the path being intently steep and narrow. Brimming with vehicles and livestock, that remains one of India’s most significant passes. Located 3, 528 meters above sea level, the pass is juxtaposed between Kashmir and Ladakh. Driving through this pass requires nothing short of ace driving skills and a dependable vehicle. The pass is shut during winters.

Dalton Highway, Alaska

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The 666 kilometer long Dalton Highway is the most secluded highway on Earth. It links three villages and is thought to be the world’s snowiest highway or the highway which witnesses the highest concentration of snow. If you believed it could not get any more adventurous than the icy landscape of Alaska, Dalton Highway just adds to the thrill!

Yungas Road, Bolivia

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One of the deadliest highways in the world? You bet. You would probably get freaked out just by looking at its picture. According to statistics, approximately 200-300 people lose their lives on this road annually. While there are vertigo-inducing steep mountains on one side, the other has 600 meters elevated cliff. It is frightening to even imagine driving through this path!

Guoliang Tunnel, China

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Locals built Gualiang Tunnel since earlier a road cutting from the mountain was the primary communication method connecting the small village to other places in and around it. Authorities later considered building a 1200 meter long tunnel to help locals commute between regions more conveniently. Although China is known for its narrow winding passageways, this one re-defines dare-devilry.

Le Passage du Gois France

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The quirkiest thing about that road is that it’s open for limited hours every day, and is submerged underwater for the rest of the day. Does it sound weird? Well, make sure you carefully read tide schedules before your vehicle sinks in, and you become history or mystery! On a more serious note, do not go until you have a full tidal plan.

Hana, Hawaii

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The 112-kilometer road stretch links Hana and Kahului to the popular tourist island Maui. The narrow road stretch connects 59 bridges, out of which 46 feature a single lane. The pass is often shut owing to landslides in the region. While Hawaii is quintessentially beautiful, its thrilling features like that which add to its glory!

Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway

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Atlantic Ocean Road connects several tiny sea-side villages. It’s worth going on a road trip through this road to view the breathtaking natural sites, the charming village communities and the innumerable, off the beaten path tourist attractions. Norway’s ice-capped mountains combined with the picturesque Atlantic Ocean Road make for a beautiful tourist attraction.

Col de la Bonette, France

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That’s a dangerous mountain pass which is nestled 2000 meters in the French Alps, next to the Italian border. The road features by narrow, steep and unpredictable twists and turns which are not meant for faint-hearted drivers. French Alps pathways are thought to be incredibly scenic, and this one would not disappoint anyone.

Kolyma, Russia

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Kolyma connects Magadan and Yakutsk. However, it’s popularly known as the “death road” due to its fatal demeanor. Interestingly, the initial 90 kilometers of this stretch were made by mid-14th-century prisoners. Nevertheless, construction concluded only in the 20th century. The road is considered to be one of the deadliest on the planet due to its height and steepness.

Khardung La, India

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According to government authorities, this road is 5062 meters in height, which makes it taller than Mount Elbrus. Khardung is the world’s loftiest pass earth, according to reputed resources such as National Geographic. Also, it holds the Guinness Book of World Record for being the tallest pass in the world.

Caucasus Road, Russia

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This narrow, winding road connects Ritsa lake and Sochi and passes through the region’s imposing mountains. It’s both thrilling and frightening and is worth spotting a minimum of once every week. Again, another Russian road that is famous for its thrilling inducing steeps and curves smack in the middle of an imposing mountainous region. Combine this with stellar driving skills and a sturdy vehicle, and there will be no looking back really!

This article was originally titled The 15 Most Hazardous and Beautiful Roads in the World and published on Thinking Humanity. It is re-posted here under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

10 of the Most Dangerous Countries in the World For Women.

I stumbled across the article (all rights and licensing mentioned at the end of the article) and found it quite interesting. As a solo female traveler, there are lots of places I would like to visit and some I would love to see but am honestly afraid to visit. The countries listed below don’t really surprise me (though the last one did).

Though I believe most of the violent attacks are domestic abuse related, you can’t ignore the fact that these are still horrific crimes of violence against women.Women are still not safe in the following countries. Women’s security is still a serious issue. Every day women are raped and become victims of human trafficking as well as domestic violence in several parts of the world, including the following ten countries.

Women are still not safe in the following countries. Women’s security is still a serious issue. Every day women are raped and become victims of human trafficking as well as domestic violence in several parts of the world, including the following ten countries.

1. Colombia

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This is possibly the most dangerous country in the world as it has the highest rate of acid attacks on women and, sadly, most of them don’t even get justice. There were approximately 45,000 cases of domestic violence reported in 2015.

2. Afganistan

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Approximately 87% of the female population in Afganistan is illiterate, and about 70%-80% female is forced into early marriage between the age of 15-19 years. There are high domestic violence cases with a maternal mortality ratio of 400 in 100,000.

3. India

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India has the largest population in the world, but still, it isn’t safe for women due to the high rates of gang rapes, domestic violence as well as human trafficking and female infanticides. As the stats show, there are over 50 million cases of female infanticide in last 30 years.

4. The Democratic Republic of Congo

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According to research, Congo has the worst records of gender-based violence. Around 1.150 females are raped every day which means 420,000 a year. Health outcomes are inadequate too, with 57% of pregnant women reported to be anemic.

5. Somalia

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It’s a country where they lack law and orders. Therefore, sexual harassment, high maternal mortality, child marriage as well as female genital mutilation are, unfortunately, an everyday concern.

6. Pakistan

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Among the main concerns of this country for the females are early age and forced marriage as well as acid attacks and punishment by stoning. It isn’t safe for women there as over 1,000 females are victims of ‘honour killings’ every year, and 90% face domestic violence.

7. Kenya

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Women in Kenya only receive a small part of the income they generate despite being the country with a high rate of agricultural production. Educational prospects for girls are dreadful, as they’re taught at an inferior level to their counterparts. HIV is a common problem for females there as they do not have any control over their private life.

8. Brazil

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Research demonstrates that every 15 seconds a woman is sexually assaulted and every two hours a woman is murdered. Females aren’t allowed to make a reproductive choice as its criminal code bans abortions except in situations of rape, or where it’s physically dangerous to have a baby. Women who go against the law and have an abortion can be jailed for three years.

9. Egypt

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Sexual assault and harassment are so common in Egypt that even the visitors might have become victims. Females are completely ignored when it comes to their rights to marriage, divorce, child custody, and inheritance.

10. Mexico

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There were 4,000 cases of women who disappeared in 2011-2012. Women are let down by the legal system, which doesn’t protect them against domestic and sexual violence.

This article was originally titled The 10 Most Dangerous Countries Worldwide for Women, and published on Thinking Humanity and has been edited slightly. It is re-posted here under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

To All the Mothers Who Don’t Deserve to Be Honored.

So another Mother’s Day is here. I’m a mom. My son loves me to the moon and back. He’s a good kid but he’s also really good at forgetting Mother’s Day. He doesn’t do it on purpose. “Mom, why do you need one special day to honor you? I love you every day.” Well, I get that and it makes sense. But……

We don’t all have great mothers. We don’t all have mothers who we want to honor on any given day, especially not on Mother’s Day.

…and then there’s my mom.

My mom?

Well, she certainly wasn’t the Spawn of Satan but there were many many times during my life I was sure her and the Devil did exchange notes and shake hands.

There was that one time she let my dad beat me in front of company ( a Church minister and his wife) and she did nothing to stop him (nobody did). Actually any time my dad beat me she never stopped him. She usually just left the room or stood by and watched.

And then there’s that time she beat me so bad I think she may have even hurt her own fists which is why she stopped. I was 11 yrs old that time.

Oh and then there was that time she banned me from going onto their property because I finally decided to move the fuck out and move in with my boyfriend at 18 and she called me a whore (a name she called me quite often actually) and told me to leave.

But the one time I will NEVER forget for as long as I live was when she beat my older sister and tied her to the bed so she wouldn’t *escape* and told me not to untie her. I was 13 yrs old and absolutely fucking horrified.

The beatings I’ve forgiven her for. She didn’t know any better. Or did she? Doesn’t really matter now.

She was always very angry and always treating my dad so poorly. Mind you at that time, even though I felt he deserved every foul insult she spewed at him, I still kinda felt bad for him. Oh she was mean and angry and almost borderline hateful.

But wait…

Was she all bad? Well, I didn’t see a nicer side of her until we all grew up, got married (and then divorced) and had kids of our own. Suddenly she became Mary fucking Poppins. Was that her redemption? I don’t know. Did she one day just wake up after we were all grown and gone and shout *a-ha* I can be a nice lady!!

I’m not really sure what happened to her but she became nice. She became the mother that anyone really would have wanted. Loving, caring, supportive. Was it too late? Not for me it wasn’t. I’ll take it. Besides, she owed it to me.

Fast forward

I think my mom did her best to be a good person. I also think my mom had two lives. The evil one behind closed doors and then the Church going one. Yup, she actually was heavily involved in the Church. Lay Minister, Church Choir, etc. Oh how she loved the Church and God.

I dunno I still don’t get it….

But anyway, the last 10 years my mom has been rotting away in a nursing home waiting to die. She’s in the final stages of Alzheimers and we all just pray for her death. Like, enough already. Just take her for fuck sakes.

Karma? Honestly, I think so.

So what’s this day all about for the rest of us?

For those of us who don’t really honor our moms, what’s it all for? For me, it’s about being a good mom to my son and it’s about thanking my mom for the life she’s given me.

I actually have a pretty sweet life. I’ve forgiven her and my dad and all the other mean people in my life who claimed to love me and hurt me anyway. I’ve forgiven you all.

Mother’s Day for me is being grateful to the person who brought me here, on earth, to live out the most amazing life ever. Thank you, I love you.

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Peace and Love

Iva