Chocolate Is Good For You!Written by Janette Blackwell
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Do you have any idea of what you just read? A highly qualified nutrition professional is RECOMMENDING that you eat chocolate! Maybe not large quantities of chocolate, but chocolate. If you have suffered much in area of chocolate, you may want to enlarge that statement and post it on your bathroom mirror, where it can cheer you on rainy mornings.
Now comes chocolate frosting on cake. Deanna K. reports: “The Diabetic Educator told me about CARBOLITE, a 1.1 oz. low carb chocolate bar made with Splenda, containing 0 sugar carbs, 15-18g carbohydrates, depending on flavor. On Google type in ‘Carbolite’for more information.” Deanna continues, “The other chocolate bar that I think is acceptable is Amber Lyn Chocolates (fine imported Belgian chocolate), sugar free and carb conscious. A little higher in calories than Carbolite, 1.2 oz bar has 15-16g carbs. For nutrition information visit www.amberlynchocolates.com.” The dark chocolate bars have 157 calories.
Flavanols are not listed, but these dark chocolates are a good bet for that HEALTHFUL piece of chocolate it is your DUTY to eat regularly. And soon, no doubt, manufacturers will begin to formulate their candies to be high in flavanols -- and say so.
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Ultrasound and Physical Therapy: An IntroductionWritten by Jim Doree
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A typical ultrasound treatment will take from 3-5 minutes. In cases where scar tissue breakdown is goal, this treatment time can be much longer. During treatment head of ultrasound probe is kept in constant motion. If kept in constant motion, patient should feel no discomfort at all. If probe is held in one place for more than just a few seconds, a build up of sound energy can result which can become uncomfortable. Interestingly, if there is even a very minor break in a bone in area that is close to surface, a sharp pain may be felt. This occurs as sound waves get trapped between two parts of break and build up until becoming painful. In this way ultrasound can often be used as a fairly accurate tool for diagnosing minor fractures that may not be obvious on x-ray.
Some conditions treated with ultrasound include tendonitis (or tendinitis if you prefer), non-acute joint swelling, muscle spasm, and even Peyronie's Disease (to break down scar tissue). Contraindications of ultrasound include local malignancy, metal implants below area being treated, local acute infection, vascular abnormalities, and directly on abdomen of pregnant women. It is also contraindicated to apply ultrasound directly over active epiphyseal regions (growth plates) in children, over spinal cord in area of a laminectomy, or over eyes, skull, or testes.
Jim received his physical therapy degree in 1997 from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Please see more information and articles on his web site at 'The Physical Therapy Web Space' (http://automailer.com/tws/). View this and other articles related to Physical Therapy at The Physical Therapy Web Space.