I Have Throat Ulcers! Now What!?

I received an email from a Rescue Fan that had a severe soar throat and wasn’t sure if she should go to the doctor. I suggested they do, and she was diagnosed with throat ulcers. I thought I’d do a RoyOnRescue to help explain what they are and why you should see a doctor. I hope it helps.

RoyOnRescue Interviews Lifeguard Who Rescued Poolside Patient

Three cheers for our heroic Lifeguards!  In this episode, I get the opportunity to speak with Logan Evans, the Life Guard who was part of a three person team of First Aid providers who helped a woman who had apparently had a seizure and fallen in the Women’s shower room at a local pool!  The problem was that there was a pool full of people and the patient was trapped in a locked shower stall half in and half out of the door on the ground.  Watch this interview to see how Logan, Certified Lifeguard, sprung into action to help this person through this scary and potentially life threatening situation.

How Do I Survive A Heart Attack Alone?

It can be very scary to have a medical emergency but even more scary if you’re all alone with no one to help.  In this video, I explain what to do if you have chest pain or you think you’re having a heart attack and your alone.
If you’ve ever wondered what to do when you’re experiencing a medical or life threatening emergency and you find yourself alone, you may get the answer you’re looking for right here, on this episode of RoyOnRescue!

Happy New Year Rescue Fans!

I want to wish all you Rescue Fans a very Happy New Year! Thank you for all the great questions and comments this year and I’m looking forward to a very exciting new year!

4 Must Have Items For Winter Weather Preparedness

In this episode, I talk about how I almost headed out on the road without my back up winter weather gear. But then I thought better of it and practiced what I preach. I thought I’d make it into a RoyOnRescue episode and show that we all have to be disciplined to prepare and not get caught off guard. I hope it helps!

3 Ways To Stop Ebola Infection…Today!

Hello Rescue Fans!   I’ve debated as to whether I should discuss Ebola from either a professional or lay person level or even discuss it at all.  Because of an experience I had where I walked into a contaminated bathroom that could have been an infectious problem, I decided it was definitely worth taking about.  In this episode, I talk about Ebola, it’s risks and how breaking the chain of infection through disinfection and barriers, it’s almost impossible to contract an infection.  My hope is that rather than simply re-discussing the same things you’ve been hearing about Ebola, I’ll help shed light on how to arm yourself with awareness, and the techniques required to stop an infection in it’s tracks.  I hope this helps.

When Does An Injured Finger Need To Be Seen By The Doctor?

Hello Rescue Fans!

I received an email from someone who fell while rollerblading and injured their hand.  They didn’t want to go to the doctor if they didn’t have to, but were concerned that they may have a fracture or a more serious injury and didn’t want to make a bad decision.Though I’m no “Orthopod“(slang word for the day meaning orthopedist) but there are a few tell-tale signs that I look for to determine if a trip to the doctor is warranted.  Let’s face it, almost all injuries bruise and swell, but it’s in finding a couple of other things like crepitus or deformity that we realize this may be more serious.  Keep in mind, even a bruise or swelling could be reason enough for trip to the doc.  Though needless trips to the ER are never fun, losing the important function of fingers or toes is even worse.  For those of you who can relate, I hope this helps!

Trampolines, Teeth and Cuts With a Concussion!

I received a Rescue Fan’s email today that described what sounds like an accident on a trampoline.  Their friend hit their mouth on their head and now they sound as though they have concussion symptoms with a possible infection on the scalp.  They asked my opinion and the following is my reply.  It’s warm and it’s trampoline weather so if this happens to you or someone you know, I hope it helps!scalpcut

 

I wrote:

Ouch!  So, it sounds like your friend hit their mouth on your head and though it didn’t knock you out, it made you feel dizzy and now is painful/sore and maybe even a small abrasion or cut? If you’re feelings dizzy, nauseated(sick to your stomach) and have a headache, it sounds like you may have a concussion. As long as the symptoms get better with time from the concussion, you’re probably in pretty good shape.  Some people just take tylenol or another over the counter(OTC) pain medication for the headache.  With time and rest, it should get better.  If not, call your doctor.  If you it’s severe or you go unconscious, a family member should call 911.  The pain to the touch, redness, or cut and possibility of something coming from the wound may indicate an infection which could be a problem too.  If you think it’s something that could be getting infected, it sounds like it may have been a laceration.  If so, I’m not sure if needed stitches originally(didn’t sound that way from your story) but it’s probably too late for stitches at this point.  Some people like to put triple antibiotic on their cuts and abrasions to control infection.  If you’re not comfortable with over the counter or it’s really starting to concern you, it may be a good idea to see your doctor.  Have your mom take a look at the wound by separating your hair. Is there a laceration where the skin forms a fish mouth?  Is it oozing any white, or discolored and blood tinges secretion?  If any of these, then it’s probably a  good idea to see a doctor.  If not, and the wound is closed but red and sore, it’s common for people to get triple antibiotic at a drug store or grocery store, keep the wound clean and then put some of the ointment on the abrasion with a Qtip or cotton swab.  Do this until the wound is healed and not painful.  Wash your hands before and after all treatment to help not re-infect or infect the wound.

Remember, when in doubt, call your doctor and follow their advice.  In the meantime, I hope this helps.

iRescueRadio 002: Stem Cells, Overworked Doctors, Cancer Vaccine, Asthma, and Sleep

irescueradioep2This episode of iRescueRadio was originally released in November of 2008.  In it we discussed how stem cells have shown to help the body accept an organ transplant; we investigated the reasons for misdiagnosis of asthma and other illnesses, such as overworked doctors and excess paperwork; a new skin cancer vaccine is discussed; and the power of sleep as a memory aid and an important agent to fight cancer.

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3 Rules To A Healthy Lunch Made Easy!

3 Rules to Eating A Healthy Lunch On The Run

And welcome back rescue fans!

So you’ve taken the plunge into eating a vegetarian or vegan diet and maybe even have seen that you’ve got to limit your wheat intake.  Now, you’re hungry, you’re at work and have no idea where to eat, what to eat or where to begin?  Well stay tuned to this episode of RoyOnHealth because I have some ideas for you!  Full transcript to follow under video window.

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So I finished my workout, and on my way to the ProTrainings offices, I knew I needed to grab some food for lunch.  Now keep in mind, I’ve changed my diet and my exercise routine a lot over the last 10 years but nothing like I’ve done in the past 12 months.  I could probably be pretty accurately described as a Vegan Hybrid.  Well, as I was moving my way through the vegetable section and had my arms filled with my top 4-5 products I noticed another patron that seemed a bit lost.  They would first look at the salads, then they would look at the fruit section, then they would go back to the whole vegetables only to end up back at the banana section of the fruit area.  It was then that I thought, you know, I wonder how many healthy diets are failed because it’s just too confusing or difficult to do?  Well, I’ve got a couple of ideas for you.

First, let’s set some ground rules that I use for my own diet.  What kind of diet to I eat you ask?  I’m a Veganvegetarian Hybrid

What’s a veganvegetarian hybrid you ask?  Well, it’s it’s a made up name for when I will eat meat when set before me by friends and family but when on my own, is not consumed.  I do from time to time have dairy products but for the most part, I prefer a vegan diet as it’s what makes me feel the best most of the time.  The reason I eat this way is based on some pretty hard science that proves that animal protein is probably the leading reason we have inflammatory, cardio vascular and cancer problems.  More on that later but that’s the reason I eat the way I eat.

Now, If you’ve ever tried to eat whole, plant based foods that are not made of animal products or anything that contains gluten, you know that it can be a bit of a challenge and so I thought I’d share some help.

Now, I’m going to let it rip starting right here!  And this is in order to develop a healthy life style that is sustainable, manageable, and effective.  If you don’t care about your health, stop watching already.  But if you do, and you’ve had this frustration, keep watching.

Number 1 Rule:   Don’t be in love with the taste of food as much as you love the results of a healthy lifestyle.  This is a precursor to making my dietary hints work.  If you’re picky, if you can’t eat anything that you don’t absolutely love…then, this is not for you.  Or at least until you master your tastebuds.

Number 2.  Diversify your foods enough to get a mix of nutrition but don’t worry so much…it’s only lunch!  You can get crazy with the balance of your meals at home when you’re in your own kitchen and have a refrigerator.

Number 3.  Think simple:   We only need between 250-50 calories per meal and Liquid, Fiber, Fruit and/ or protein adds up fast.  It’s not about feeling full, it’s about knowing that you’ve eaten what you need to be healthy.

For example,

Banana’s (105 cal per).  Good potassium for post workout but high in sugar, almost 28 grams per.  it also contains Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Manganese, and is a very good source of Vitamin B6.

I look at a Banana like a candy bar.  Healthier but still loaded with sugar.  But, if I’m running short on time, I can spread a little peanut butter on the banana and Vala!  I have a smooth, tasty and nutritious protein bar on the go.

Celery sticks are becoming  a staple for me.  They’re loaded with water, are a good source of vitamin A and Magnesium as well as they are alkolotic and help digestion. Because they’re so full of water, they really help the peanut butter go down.  Now, I like to spread peanut butter on them to round out the vegetable and protein combination which keeps me going through out the day but if you’re allergic to PB, you may be able to try humous.  Very good too.  It’s high in plant protein but doesn’t have any peanut allergy risk.

I fall back on Peanut Butter quite a bit but be careful. It’s calorie count adds up fast.  almost 190 calories in just 2 tablespoons! That amount only has 3 gm of sugar but carries a whopping 7gm of protein.

Maybe you want something that tastes like wheat or grain but you have a Gluten sensitivity or cilia disease.  More and more food producers are making GF products and here is a really delicious GF granola that i tried today.  KIND healthy grains is GF but tastes very good.  At 130 calories for a 1/3 cup it’s low on suer at 6g and at 3G of protein it’s not a bad source to replace the peanut butter. You’d have to have almost 2/3 of a cup to get as much protein as 2 tbspn of peanut butter but hey. We’re not freaking out about this.

Of course, there’s always a variety of nuts to eat.  My favorites are Almond, ideally raw but I know, it can be hard sometimes.  Walnuts, Pecans and seeds like sunflower, pumpkin and pine.

So, next time you’re hungry but don’t want to fall of the wagon, go to your local grocery store and look for these items.  They’re nutritious, they’re animal protein free and they taste good too!   Oh sure, your colleagues will look at you funny while they’re wolfing down they’re two for one wendy’s chilly or their big mac, but hey!  It’s kind of fun being out of the ordinary isn’t it?

From RoyOn Health…

Here’s to your health!