Here’s Why It’s Good To Eat Cheese

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Are you wondering whether it’s good to eat cheese? If so, my post is going to illustrate some of the key benefits that cheese can offer you, so you will soon realize why it is a great addition to virtually any diet.

To begin with, cheese is very good for your bones and teeth, and it has even been linked to the reduction of osteoporosis in people who are of an older age (even help prevent acquiring herpes simplex virus).

Primarily, this is due to the very high levels of calcium and protein found in cheese, as well as the B vitamin complex which helps to give better absorption of this calcium as well.

Interestingly, its high levels of calcium can also help your teeth – and the very act of eating cheese can help to reduce the levels of acidic erosion that occurs, especially if you drink a lot of tea, coffee, and wine.

Another key benefit of consuming cheese is something known as the French paradox – which shows that the average French person eats more cheese per capita than any other country, and they also have incredibly low rates of coronary heart disease. These two things are thought to be linked because cheese is actually very good for the heart.

Do you love car repair?

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Has your vehicle decided to break down and you require a good mechanic? Have you been going to a certain car dealership service department for a long time but now you find that you need to search for a cheaper mechanic because you have lost your job and you need to save money wherever you can? You might feel loss because you not too sure how to search for a good mechanic and you’re worried that you will be stuck with a bad one. This is a situation that many people find themselves in.

It should be stated from the start that the majority of auto repair shops employ only certified and qualified mechanics. These auto repair shops realize that if they want to exist for a long time they need to hire qualified mechanics otherwise their customer base will soon disappear. Many of these auto repair shops display a sign that they belong to and associations such as the Better Business Bureau which will help you to appreciate that they are reputable and qualified.

Never take your vehicle to a backyard mechanic who is running an auto repair shop from his garage. You will only get yourself into a bad situation. Due to the fact that most modern vehicles require specific tools and testing devices it is important only use qualified auto repair shops. Your backyard mechanic will not be able to afford all of the equipment that is required to repair a newer vehicle. Besides, there have been recent surveys that have proven that an independent mechanic at a reputable auto repair shop is a better choice than taking your vehicle to a automobile dealership.

This obviously does not apply to vehicles that are still under warranty. If you own a vehicle that is under warranty, you should only use the dealership that originally sold you the vehicle. There was a time when dealerships demanded that you only use their auto repair department to repair your vehicle under warranty but recent federal law rulings have changed that requirements so that now you are allowed to choose which ever auto repair shop you desire. By choosing another auto repair shop you will not void or violate your warranty.

Choosing the right mechanic (just like doing car insurance comparison) is always a challenge but you can be successful with a little time and patience. As car owners we all appreciate having a reputable and honest mechanic at our disposal. Therefore, if you find a mechanic that you can trust you should always show your appreciation to him whenever possible.

Misdiagnosed – Asthma

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Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can be a life changing experience. It means that you will have to live with the condition for an extended period of time (in most cases, the rest of your life) and that you will have to take certain medications to manage and control the symptoms.

stencil.blog-post-image (1)These drugs can often be harmful in the long run or have mild to severe side effects that could make living with a chronic medical condition even more difficult. Receiving a misdiagnosis makes the problem even more insufferable.

In my early 20’s I was diagnosed with chronic bronchitis which is an upper respiratory tract infection occurring on a regular basis, on average every 2 to  months. Treatment involved the use of antibiotics, antihistamines, anti-inflammatory drugs as well as pain and fever medication.

Unfortunately, this diagnosis was received by a physician who was not my regular GP (general practitioner) and I was not referred to a specialist ENT (ear, nose and throat specialist) to confirm the diagnosis. On a trip back home, my symptoms once again flared up and I went to my family doctor to get a prescription for the usual drugs to treat the chronic bronchitis.

He did a thorough exam and then told me that he didn’t think I had bronchitis but rather that I was suffering from asthma which was presenting with similar symptoms. So instead of giving me my usual medication, he prescribed steroids and an inhaler. Within minutes of using the medication, I felt as if I could breathe again for the first time in 3 years. I was not diagnosed with bronchitis ever again.

But the misdiagnosis did not stop there. I was told that my daughter suffered from allergies when she turned 4. Once again, a later diagnosis of asthma allowed for the correct treatment.