Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Why Cooking at Home is Healthier

why cooking at home is healthier

Is cooking at home good?  Yes!  Cooking at home is not just good but healthier.  If your always cook your food at home, then you should be eating a healthier food.  In addition to eating a healthier food, you also consume diet with fewer calories.  According to an article by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research, cooking at home is the main ingredient if one wants a healtier Diet.

In a research to examine national patterns in cooking frequency and diet quality among adults in the USA, overall and by weight-loss intention, it was found that cooking dinner frequently at home is associated with consumption of a healthier diet.(Wolfson, J., & Bleich, S. (2015)).  Wolfson also showed that people who cook at home eat a more healthy diet.  It is very important to  educate the public about the benefits of cooking food at home, identify strategies that encourage and enable  people to do more cooking at home, and help everyone, regardless of how much they cook, make healthier choices when eating.

Cooking food at home gives one control to avoid certain food allergens that would be inimical to ones health.  When you cook food at home, you have control of adding common food allergies like nuts, gluten, shellfish, etc to your food.

Let us consider the safety of food you eat at home.  According to CDC   illnesses associated with food affects 1 in 6 Americans every year.

I will try to get data on food safety for Asia, Africa, Europe in the next update.
Why Cooking at Home is Healthier





Why is Cooking at Home Healthier?


References
Wolfson, J., & Bleich, S. (2015). Is cooking at home associated with better diet quality or weight-loss intention? Public Health Nutrition, 18(8), 1397-1406. doi:10.1017/S1368980014001943

Foodborne Germs and Illnesses
https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/foodborne-germs.html

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

100 Fahrenheit to Celsius


Today I will be answering the question asked by one of my readers - 100 Fahrenheit to celsius .  

I guess he or she is asking how to convert 100 Fahrenheit to Celsius . 

Converting from Fahrenheit to Celsius is very easy.  All you need to know is the formula for conversion which I will state below.

Formula for Converting from Fahrenheit (°F) to Celsius (°C),
The temperature T in degrees Celsius (°C) is equal to the temperature T in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) minus 32, times 5/9:
T (°C) = (T (°F) - 32) / 1.8

Example

Convert 100 Fahrenheit to Celsius i.e 100 degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius:
Solution
T(°C) = (100°F - 32) / 1.8

          = 68 /1.8  = 37.8 °C

This is just a very simple maths

What to Do When You Have a Fever in Children or Adult

What to Do When You Have a Fever

Today, I will be answering the question from one of my readers – What to do when you have a fever.

Before I proceed with answering the question, I will also like you to read answer to the question What is considered a fever?  

Before I start with answering the question, I will first of all try to define or rather tell you the meaning of fever.  In answering this question, I will try to explain fever in a language that a lay man outside  the medical field will understand.

Before I proceed with answering the question – what to do when you have a fever in adult or children, I will to also let you know that fever is not an illness of its own but rather a symptom of an underlying problem or illness going on in the body.

  1. You must confirm that you have a fever.  That your body is warmth to touch does not suggest that you have a fever.  For you to say you have fever, you have to get a thermometer reading (armpit measurement) of more than 37.5 C.
  2. If your temperature is more than 37.5 C, then you should do tepid sponging with warm water. 
  3.  You  Can also take anti pyretic medication like paracetamol
Tepid sponging, in addition to antipyretic medication, is clearly more effective than antipyretic medication alone in reducing temperature in febrile children living in a tropical climate.

Also recall that fever is not an illness of its own but rather a symptom of an underlying problem or illness going on in the body.
See a doctor once you continue having fever after  24 to 72 hours of tepid sponging and taking antipyretic drugs.
Thanks as I how that the above answered your question -   What to Do When You Have a Fever

References
Tepid sponging to reduce temperature in febrile children in a tropical climate.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8013170

What is Considered a Fever?

What is Considered a Fever?

Today we will be answering the question - What is considered a fever?  Before I start with answering the question, I will first of all try to define or rather tell you the meaning of fever.  In answering this question, I will try to explain fever in a language that a lay man in the medical field will understand.

What is Fever

Before I proceed with answering the question – what is considered a fever in adult or in children, I will to also let you know that fever is not an illness of its own but rather a symptom of an underlying problem or illness going on in the body.
 Fever is defined as a temperature above the body’s normal range.
Also for you to understand what is considered a fever; it is important that you know that the body temperature is not a constant.  Normal body temperature is a range that varies with respect to a patient’s age, time of day, etc.  The normal body temperature ranges between 36.1C (97F) to 37.2C (99F).

Explanation  of what is considered a fever


From the above explanation, one can easily explain what is considered a fever.  For you to consider a patient as having fever, the temperature has to be above 37.2C (99F).

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