Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How To Treat Spider/Varicose Veins

Things You'll Need

  • Sports Bras
  • Running Shoes
  • Tae-Bo Workout video
  • Compression Bandages
  • Support Hose
  • Home Gyms
1. Consult a board-certified dermatologic surgeon. Let her examine your spider veins. Discuss treatment options.
2. Consider sclerotherapy. Ten to forty veins can be treated in one session, one to five sessions are required for each vein.
3. Explore the possibility of Photoderm VL, a handheld treatment unit that is pressed against your skin, while gentle laser pulses destroy your spider veins. No injections or surgery are required.

4. Be aware of electrodesiccation, which seals off spider veins by applying electrical current.

5. Consider ambulatory phlebectomy if you are planning to have surgery on your varicose veins.
6. Follow your post-procedure orders carefully. They might include wearing compression bandages (similar to ace wraps) or support hose for two days to three weeks, as ordered.

7. Walk moderately. Gentle exercise improves circulation and speeds recovery.
8. Understand you may experience some slight swelling, bruising, itching or redness at the spider vein site. Scarring from the procedures is rare.

9. Know that health insurance policies do not cover the treatment of spider veins, even if the veins cause discomfort. 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Healthy and Tasty

Hey, doesn't HEALTH suppose food, too? =)
So, let's start cooking!!!YaY!
Marinated Chicken Breasts
  • Total Time: 8 hr 15 min
  • Prep 5 min
  • Inactive 8 hr 0 min
  • Cook 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Level: Easy
  •  Ingredients

        * 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar, like cider, balsamic, or red wine
        * 2 to 3 teaspoons dried herbs, like thyme, oregano, rosemary, or crumbled bay leaf
        * 1 to 2 tablespoons mustard, whole grain or Dijon
        * 1 to 2 teaspoon garlic or onion powder, optional
        * 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
        * Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
        * 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, each about 6 ounces


    Put the vinegar, herbs, mustard, powders if using and oil in a large re-sealable plastic bag. Close the bag and shake to combine all the ingredients. Open the bag, drop in the chicken breast in the bag. Close and shake the bag to coat evenly. Freeze for up to 2 weeks.

    Thaw in the refrigerator overnight, under cold, running water, or in the microwave at 30 percent power for 1 minute at a time.

    Heat a grill or grill pan. When the grill is hot, place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through. You can also bake the thawed chicken in a 375 degree F oven for 15 minutes, or until cooked through.

    That is DELICIOUS!!!