Wednesday, October 23, 2019

How to Manage the Parkinson Diseases? - Parkinson’s Diseases 3

Illustration of A Parkinson’s diseases patient
(credit to fitnespic.pw).

We know some diseases such as fever, heart diseases, few STD (sexual transmitted diseases) and even cancers can be cured.

However, many diseases are challenging to be treated and totally cured, included:
- Parkinson’s diseases
- Alzheimer diseases
- Aids/HIV
- Asthma
- Diabetes
- Huntington's disease
- multiple sclerosis.

Even though we can not cure Parkinson’s diseases, but we could control the diseases by medication and manage the diseases by lifestyle changes.


Lifestyle, just for illustration 
(credit to Natural Solution for Parkinson)

We talk about lifestyle for this post, and medication to control Parkinson’s diseases in the next article.

Some lifestyle changes may help Parkinson’s patients:
- Educate themselves through counseling.
- Improve quality life through physically actives
- Healthy diets include drink green tea, consume supplements of vitamin C and E.

In term of education, partner in addition to patient should know that Parkinson’s is chronic diseases. It is progress over time. Patients and families should know the best way to manage the diseases.

There are several good physical activities for Parkinson’s patients. It is believe that biking, treadmill and yoga shown great benefit to improve patient strength.

Foods well known to maintain excellent health are:
- vegetables
- fruits
- whole grains
- milk
- dairy products


Finally, above lifestyle could delay or slowdown the diseases. The result proved pretty good.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Where are the Best Islands to Visit in the World?

Flatey Island, Iceland (credit to Pinterest)

Many institutions include travel agencies, newspapers and travel magazines conducted survey to enlist top islands or places to be visited each year.

Recently, Big 7 travel asked its readers to rank 50 islands in the world. Surprisingly, Flatey island, Iceland is on the top.

Top 10 of the best islands are following:
- Flatey island, Iceland
- Palawan island, Philippines
- Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
- Sommaroy island, Norway
- Korcula, Croatia
- The Aran island, Ireland
- Pemba island, Zanzibar
- Barbados
- Lummi island, Washington, USA
- Bora Bora, French Polynesia


Puffin birds (credit to Fiveprime)

Moreover, the Flatey island, Iceland has no car at all and 6 permanent residents only, but thousand of birds.

The island is so small, 1.6 miles (2.5 km) length size and 1.1 miles (1.7 km) width size. The highest point is about 72 feet (22 m). 


Church (credit to Flickr)

Most of 37 bird species in Iceland is living in the Flatey, a small island. The home and breeding ground of birds are on the highest point of the island.

Several important birds include:
- puffins
- terns
- whimbrels
- plovers

Birds together with historical building that are the oldest library in the Iceland and Church attracted thousand tourists to come during summer seasons.

The visitors from near by countries have reached 9,000 in the 2017.


Have you visited any small islands in your or other countries? What do you think?

Thursday, October 3, 2019

How Big is a Giant Squid in the Deep Sea? - Nature and Wildlife 7

The squid (credit to MentalFloss).

We may find squids in seafood market or Asian Market across America with 9 to 13 inches (0.23 to 0.33 meter) long size and about 1 pound averages.

These normal size squids are delicious dishes or calamari, eaten in many countries from Asia to Mediterranean countries.

How about with giant squid? I never heard people eat giant squids.

You might watch about a diver swim close to a giant squid, broadcast by a TV channel recently.

A Japanese swimmer took a video of 12 feet (4 m) giant squid in Japan’s water. It is the second time of a kind of squid appeared in Japan.

The squid is believed belong to genus Architeuthis with at least 8 different species. They are:
- Architeuthis dux
- Architeuthis hartingii
- Architeuthis japonica
- Architeuthis kirki
- Architeuthis martensi
- Architeuthis physeteris

- Architeuthis sancipauli
- Architeuthis stockii


Deep sea squid (credit to JSTOR Daily).

Of 8 species, three of them are important:
- Architeuthis dux, come from Atlantic ocean
- Architeuthis martensi, come from North Pasific
- Architeuthis martensi, come from Southern ocean.

The giant squids are living in the deep ocean. They can reach much longer size compared to what Japanese found few months ago.

As recorded, the largest squid is 43 feet (14 m) long and 1 ton weight size. A quite bigger animal, and one of largest animal on earth.


Have you eaten squids or seen squid in nature?

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