Here are 5 things you should know.
1. The U.S. Postal Service offers a free service that will send you daily emails of what’s going to be sent to your physical mailbox.
2. Migraines can cause stroke-like symptoms such as paralysis of the left side of the body, slurred speech and troubling knowing where you are.
The neurologist informed that migraines can cause those symptoms in patients and the best way to prevent that is to take prescribed migraine medicine at the start of migraines, not during one.
3. Truvia (Erythritol sweetener) sets off a false positive as an explosive at TSA.
4. The difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance and the reactions caused by both.
Food allergy – an immune disorder brought on by certain food proteins and characterized by life-threatening allergic reactions.
Food sensitivity – an inability to process certain food proteins. The reaction typically not life-threatening but can be severe.
Although the terms are often used interchangeably with an allergy and an intolerance actually result in very different types of reactions.
A food allergy is an immune system disorder where the body incorrectly reacts to a specific protein in a food. It can be triggered by only a small amount of the food and often symptoms come on within only a few minutes. Symptoms of a food allergy reaction include rash or hives, itchy skin, shortness of breath, trouble swallowing, and chest pain. In severe anaphylactic reactions, the airway will swell up and close. Nausea and vomiting are also possible but are not necessarily signs of an allergic reaction. A food allergy reaction can be life-threatening and needs immediate medical attention.
A food intolerance is a reaction most often caused by metabolic or gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, celiacs disease, or the lack of a certain enzyme used to break down food proteins. Symptoms typically do not begin immediately and may occur hours after the consumption of the food. In some cases, it may take large quantities of the food in question to trigger a reaction. Symptoms include gas, bloating, heartburn, and headaches which can be mild to severe. Nausea and vomiting are possible but are not necessarily signs of an intolerance reaction. Food intolerance is generally not life-threatening but can cause severe discomfort.
The correct term which encompasses both food allergies and food intolerance is food hypersensitivity.
5. How to survive falling through the ice.
Step 1: Calm down and breathe
Step 2: Spread your arms out far across the surface of the ice
Step 3: Do not try to do a vertical push-up and lift yourself out (you may slip or break more ice)
Step 4: Start kicking your feet trying to raise them up behind you to make yourself more horizontal
Step 5: Keep kicking and eventually swim (near-horizontally) at a slight angle forward and out of the ice hole you’ve created
Step 6: Don’t stand, the ice is weak, slide/crawl to stronger ice
Step 7: Test the ice’s strength by elbowing it bluntly
Step 8: Head towards shore