Topic by joyborro
I would like to know how can I build a WHOLE BODY VIBRATION Board or platform. The unit is basically a small board where you stand and do exercise on it. The vibrator element looks like a compressor and has a variable vibration patterns for different therapies. normally are used by athletes to improve the effectiveness of their workout. They are also prescribed for elderly people that suffers osteoporosis (it has proven to improve the bone density just by standing on it).
Topic by jogarcej
Hey heres just some general health questions i have for anyone out there and dont judge, i am simply just asking for help alright so i am 15 and i am 6'2" tall and 145lbs with a pretty good diet if that pertains to any questions. first question: on my fingernails i have little white marks that show up all the time its like if i damaged my nails but i didn't and they are very random and mostly show up on my right hand only, second question: my left eye has what looks like a popped blood vessel and its been like that for about a year and it doesn't go away every so often it varies, for example it will be kinda pinkish in the area then the next day it will be dark red, what is this?, third question: my feet naturally go out when i walk and stand they look like this:\/ with the point being my heels how can i fix this, fourth question: whenever i work out, my right elbow gets symptoms of tennis elbow and when im doing curls my elbow hurts severely on the way down but it doesn't hurt when im bringing up the weight, also my right elbow will lock up: for example i will be writing in school and my elbow will suddenly freeze, it doesn't hurt that bad it just is annoying and i will have to swing my arm for it to get unstuck and continue writing, what is this and how can i fix it? fifth question: if i scratch my head i will acummulate this greasy white stuff under my finger nails (keep in mind i wash my hair very good everyday) and this is just nasty please explain to me what it may be and sixth and final question: i have bad posture in my back and would like to know some exercises i can do to improve it? sorry this was really long and if you could respond that would be nice thanks
Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE | last reply
A few sundays ago, I fell asleep at the wheel of my car mid-day (thankfully Ellen my wife was with me and I swerved and unnerved her enough to wake me). Of course I scheduled a follow up sleep study to be done (amazing how booked up they are) and that is taking place this coming Monday - Tuesday. It will probably result in my "pressure" being upped to around 15-18 on the machine; which is getting high. Just wanted those of you that know me why I wouldn't be posting Monday afternoon in case anyone noticed :-)
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
There's an awesome NYTimes article about coevolution, and the necessity of parasites.Our immune systems developed under a pretty heavy parasitic load, and are built to handle those parasites. Now that we've cleaned up most of our worms and bacteria our relatively unchallenged immune systems basically get bored, and start going after inappropriate targets within our bodies. (This is a good argument for the five-second rule, and for eating street vendor food - keep that immune system properly occupied so it doesn't go looking for trouble.)Anyway, they have actual studies and statistics:About 10 years after improved hygiene and deworming efforts reduced worms in a given population, I.B.D. (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) rates jumped. Weinstock had his hypothesis: after a long coevolution, the human immune system came to depend on the worms for proper functioning. ...epidemiologists had already dubbed this notion "the hygiene hypothesis": as improved hygiene reduced exposure to certain infectious agents, the immune system began malfunctioning. By the late 20th century, autoimmune disorders, characterized by the body's defenses attacking some aspect of the self, had increased markedly, and allergic diseases, defined by an overblown immune response to nonthreatening substances, afflicted almost half the people in the developed world.If eliminating worms led to an increase in disease, could re-introducing worms actually treat these diseases? In mice, the answer was yes. Worms were used to "inoculate" against mouse asthma, Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and I.B.D.In 2005, he published results from two human studies. After ingesting 2,500 microscopic T. suis eggs at 3-week intervals for 24 weeks, 23 of 29 Crohn's patients responded positively. (Crohn's disease belongs to the I.B.D. family, which also includes ulcerative colitis.) Twenty-one went into complete remission. In the second study, 13 of 30 ulcerative colitis patients improved compared with 4 in the 24-person placebo group.Scientists around the world are intrigued. Several large studies are under way. If you decide to try this at home, please document the project for Instructables!
Topic by canida | last reply
When I create a new instructable and go to assign the proper category, I see a dropdown menu limited to: food living outside play technology workshop I am looking for "health" but don't see it. Should "health" be on the category list? Thanks for any help.
Topic by milesfromneihu | last reply
From Unlocking the Benefits of Garlic in the New York Times:The power to boost hydrogen sulfide production may help explain why a garlic-rich diet appears to protect against various cancers, including breast, prostate and colon cancer, say the study authors. Higher hydrogen sulfide might also protect the heart, according to other experts. Although garlic has not consistently been shown to lower cholesterol levels, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine earlier this year found that injecting hydrogen sulfide into mice almost completely prevented the damage to heart muscle caused by a heart attack."People have known garlic was important and has health benefits for centuries," said Dr. David W. Kraus, associate professor of environmental science and biology at the University of Alabama. "Even the Greeks would feed garlic to their athletes before they competed in the Olympic games."Now, the downside. The concentration of garlic extract used in the latest study was equivalent to an adult eating about two medium-sized cloves per day. In such countries as Italy, Korea and China, where a garlic-rich diet seems to be protective against disease, per capita consumption is as high as eight to 12 cloves per day.I read this and immediately thought, "1-2 medium cloves per day! Christy and I probably eat that much in a single serving!"Try upping your garlic with these awesome recipes:Roasted TomatoesRoasted Eggplant with GarlicRoasted Sweet PotatoesGarlic Mashed Potatoesand here are some more recipes with lots of garlic.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
I was just wondering how (aside from being clumsy and burning yourself) soldering can be a health risk. I would suppose the fumes would be bad for you, and is there anything else? And is it safe to solder in an average room in a house, or should I do it outside for better ventilation?
Question by diggingeagle | last reply
Instructables should have a healthy living contest.. about all sorts of helpful information. Taking your pulse, signs of heart attack, how to count calories, make your own shoe insole insert, etc. Maybe a life insurance company would sponsor it :) It seems to be the one category missing.. Laura
Topic by lbaran | last reply
Hello, I saw a great project on youtube, a water button, and gave it a try. it works, all it does is when one touches water, a led turns on, just a proof of concept. But what I was worried about, is if there are any negative health impacts of 3.3 v going though you and into the ground? The power is not noticeable, but still, I worry. ps. I did Google this, but couldn't find anything.
Topic by penguins | last reply
I frequently get linseed oil on my hands when I finish my woodworking, is it a health hazard? I sure like the smell! Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm told that linseed oil is edible until boiled. After it's boiled, it becomes hazardous if eaten (that's why you don't cook with flax oil, heat alters it). Is it a danger to the skin? Thank you!! `Neph P.S. I'm using genuine, pure boiled linseed oil. It's not synthetic. I added a totally random picture, for your enjoyment. :D
Question by nepheron | last reply
After running a short thread about NOT sanding glass without serious respiratory protection, the idea of having Occupational Health and Safety Instructables was brought up. (Thanks, psycholily!)There are a lot of great howtos around here, and many of them touch on potentially harmful techniques. Not that this is a bad thing, and most authors will remark on safety issues, but I feel that many do not discuss how to keep safe.If we could have a few professionals post simple ibles about how to keep safe while performing various tasks that appear regularly on the site, that would be GREAT.Things such as:Respiratory protection - what do you need for sanding, painting, glasswork, welding, etc.Eye protection - wood work, soldering, welding, etc.Physical covering - is a long-sleeved shirt and jeans sufficient? Do you need gloves?Proper Cleanup and Disposal of various materials - what's safe, what's legal?
Topic by Coffeebot | last reply
How i can reduce my love handles, means to remove them fully??
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No shakes or anything like that plz.. unless they REALLY help.
Question by octopuscabbage | last reply
I found out 2 days ago that I might be at risk for gestational diabetes (getting diabetes while pregnant. Usually goes away after baby is born). My doc suggested that I try a diabetic diet and I've looked up many great recipes and ideas but I was wondering if the Instructables community has any input. Do any of you have diabetes? How do you figure out what to eat? So I'm turning to Instructables for healthy alternatives for everyday eats. I know the basics, everything in moderation, leafy greens, eat colors of the rainbow, exercise, low carb intake, water, water, water - all that jazz. Do you guys have any favorite healthy recipes or instructables you've tried and enjoyed? I need to be eating 2200 healthy calories to keep baby strong and give myself a ton of energy. I get tested again in 4 months to see if I have to be put on medication or even worse, have to do insulin. I'm going to do my best to prevent this. Any suggestions, tips will be appreciated. Zurichko
Topic by zurichko | last reply
Coming soon to Instructables.com: the Health by Design Contest! We want to see any Instructable that can promote a healthy lifestyle or make life easier for those whose lives have been changed by injury, sickness, or a disability. This contest is open to all sorts of Instructables. Promote activity with an inexpensive bit of exercise equipment, make a prosthetic limb, mod a wheelchair, it's totally up to you. Prizes and more info to come soon.
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I know that on Instructables we do some fairly dangerous stuff with all the potato guns and weaponry. This 30 years ago was perfectly acceptable, but in the modern society health and safety makes you wear goggles and be safe. The fact is you can do practically nothing in an open environment without being told to be safer. I brought up this topic when i heard that one school had banned all pencil cases as well... It might contain sharp objects-like pencils! So what do you think, is all the politics making health and safety a bit over the top or is it just there to protect us?
Topic by Mr Tenacious | last reply
Today i had to take home the health baby. man it is so INOYING. i was just wondering if any one else had to take it home? (i was rocking the baby wall typeing this!!!!!!!)
Topic by dsman195276 | last reply
I want to do some vacuum forging (from another instructables) and i was thinking about melting milk jugs for it. if i heated them with a blowtorch would it emit bad fumes into the air, as long as i didint burn it? I would do it outside and im 13 so i dont want to mess myself up. if it does make fumes, would a respirator with a fine filter stop them?
Question by awesomeepiceli | last reply
I have the materials to make it but have never done it before. Can someone walk me through how to make 2 gallons of tea and apply the scoby after the tea is room temperature. I have general knowledge but need confidence to do it with out a hitch.
Question by coachparson | last reply
We have our classroom hamster for the summer. I've noticed that she seems to scratch a lot when in her apartment/sleep area. We clean her cage weekly and I often change the bedding in her apartment mid-week. I have not noticed any insects, but wonder if there is something bothering her. Any suggestions?
Question by lauramac612
I have severed my sciatic nerve and have a permanent toe drop. I need a splint like device to keep my ankle at a 90 degree angle. I would like it to fit inside my sneakers. If somebody has an idea please share because my wrists aren't going to be able to handle my cane much longer.
Question by RequiredSkills | last reply
I am considering CPR certification and I am aware of the "Good Samaritan Law" that protects you from lawsuits for trying to help a victim and failing to save their life. My concern is, are you bound by the law to help in every emergency situation that arises? If I choose not to intervene are there legal ramifications?
Question by hicksdm | last reply
Hello there! I have been pondering an idea for awhile and I wish to pursue it. I want to take a baby toy, preferably a stuffed animal, and have it read the baby's temperature, or maybe take its pulse. This is all I have in mind, and would wish for any ideas on how to do this from you guys/gals! Please comment if you have any ideas on how I could do this. Thanks, ThatGuy9080
Topic by ThatGuy9080 | last reply
Ughhhh...help...uhhh..(this must sound pretty desperate:P)......I'm kinda tall, lanky, gangling, etc. and sometimes hunch over and slump. I'm trying to learn to stand more erect, but my shoulders seem to want to do otherwise. I know a strong core is important in this. Please, if you have any ideas, do pass them along to your rangy comrade. Thanks so much. ;)
Question by happi cat #71 | last reply
GoodGuide is a cool website I discovered via Web 2.0's Launch Pad (which Instructables was a part of in 2006). It ranks various products on Health Performance, Environmental Performance, and Social Performance. See how good or bad your soap is for you, the environment, and the workers who produce it.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
I I have hard that charcoal has the ability to soak up toxins and germs. Would it be bad to use this on skin as a mask? Maybe grind up NATURAL charcoal and then add a little water to make a paste and if necesary add thickeners to make kind of a covering for skin for health?
Question by trf | last reply
What can be inside of this (Attachment) ? It should be a device you put under your bed to neutralize health effects of Hartman and Curry grids - Earth radiation. I am guessing a simple coil, but what is happening if you connect it to the power outlet's ground? What do you think about it? Is this bogus device, and would there be a way to neutralize those radiations? (I do not have this thing, I just want to prevent my father from wasting $50... by the way there are no possible returns)
Question by jakovn | last reply
What can I do to determine if my pet dog, 6 pounds, has a kidney infection?
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Please give info at a 7th grade level! It's for a sience report! It also has a pre-made booklet to use so please just list sources of good info!
Question by Mauigerbil | last reply
I'm just wondering as to why there as so many ibles posted that are an accident just waiting to happen? Does anyone check out as to how safe the end product will be? Do Instructables.com have some kind of get out clause to stop themselves getting sued to buggery when some less than bright child does one of these and becomes a Darwin award winner? I'm all on for the self cleansing of the gene pool by guys who blatantly disregard thier own and others health and safety. I dont believe that we should be making the the job easier by showing them how to do idiotically dangerous things. I am an engineer by trade, I have always been aware of safety issues, but still managed to collect a fine collection of injuries and scars over the years. If there are featured and winner banners why not one for marking the dangerous or unsafe ones?
Topic by Dr Qui | last reply
This unique twist on food and nutrition will give you a visual queue to help you remember what body part is benefiting as you snack! Foods That Look Like Body Parts They're Good For found in Women's Day. Can you think of any other foods that would fit this category?
Topic by Carleyy | last reply
Hi guys, I'm trying to create a little gadget to measure my cat's activity throughout the day by measuring its steps and sleep. I can attach a regular fitness band around its neck but I've got no clue as to the algorithm to go along with it since cats obviously don't move the same way our wrist or arm would. Any ideas? Thanks for the help!
Topic by Juan FelipeT | last reply
As I searched for something on health, and didn't find one. Of course, the normal caveats are true, since none of us are able to diagnose or treat disease, this is only to point one in a possibly correct direction.
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
Hi nice internet people. How may I loose 20 kg in about 2 weeks? I cannot diet or excessivley exercise due to uhm... health condition. Uhm. I would like it to be subtle, so not being ovious about it. I dont care if the weight loss effects my health in a minor way, but death is no good. Thanks!
Question by Warlrosity | last reply
Maybe I forgot to click on the "Health by Design" button when I published these two instructables? It was late and I was pretty tired. I can't think of any other reason why these instructables on how to deal with eczema wouldn't qualify: Bleach baths and other cheap eczema remedies Extra special fancy cream for eczema
Topic by belsey | last reply
Im 14, which automatically means i have acne.... no bad acne, but still acne. i have tried almost everything and still have acne.... the only area i have it is under my eyes and my nose. does anyone know of a good home remedy or a brand that works best...
Question by redsuit09 | last reply
Antibiotic resistance is becoming a real problem, and I figured that the crafty and scientific community could help. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/help-fund-and-add-incentive-drug-companies-create-new-and-better-antibiotics-fight-rising-super/nwTTbVX3 I started this petition on the white house website. Note: This is at no benefit to me, I am just trying to bring awareness to this issue.
Topic by airsofter1 | last reply
My father has gout, and it seems his attacks come on as a result of too much rich, sweet food. I want to bake him something delicious, but I don't want it to cause him to have a gout-attack. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
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I need it to emmit for about a month non stop at full/ almost full power. Hopefully non expensive and energy efficient. I have a wifi thing from a laptop that I can use, or I can buy a wifi router from a store.
Question by ANDY! | last reply