Mental Tip – CLASSICAL MUSIC & YOUR HEALTH

The Healing Properties of Classical Music

Did you know that listening to classical music can improve your overall health and well-being?

In December 2007, a German-born surgeon – Dr. Claudius Conrad – co-published a research article in the Critical Care Medicine Journal titled, “Overture for growth hormone: Requiem for interleukin-6?” This research article revealed the results of a study he conducted on ten (10) patients in intensive care following their respective surgeries. Half of the patients were given Mozart’s piano sonatas to listen to as background music and the other half heard no music at all.

The study revealed that the patients who listened to the classical music experienced reduced blood pressure and heart rates, required less pain medication and healed faster.

The health benefits of Classical Music are not limited to surgical patients but can be realized at any age as explained in the article, The Best Classical Music for Health Relaxation and Healing

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Physical Tip – PROTECTING YOUR RESPIRATORY HEALTH

Breathing 1Foods & Vitamins for the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM:
Onion, Garlic, Honey, Lemon, Watercress, Ochro (okra), Dates, Fig, Oranges, Yogurt, Vegetables, Vitamin A, Vitamin B and Vitamin C.

Lemon Juice and Honey is an age old, effective cure for coughs!

Foods to AVOID!
While it is good to know about the foods that help and heal the respiratory system, it is even more important to know which foods to avoid or reduce in your diet since these foods will aggravate you cough, which is the most common symptom that one has a respiratory problem or disease, and whatever respiratory problem you are suffering with.

These respiratory system aggravators include: Salt, Dairy Products, Alcoholic Beverages, Fish that isn’t fresh, Eggs, Cured Cheeses, Nuts, Meat and Spices.

What is the Respiratory System?
In human beings, the respiratory system (or ventilatory system) is composed of the nose, mouth, airways (pharynx, larynx, trachea), lungs, diaphragm and the respiratory muscles. The Respiratory System manages the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between you and the environment.

Respiratory System diseases you can PREVENT:
1. Coughs
2. Asthma
3. Bronchitis

For additional quick tips, information and resources for your total health and well-being visit, MPSE Health or check here for blog posts from previous weeks.

Sources: New World Encyclopedia, The Merck Manual: Home Health Handbook, Foods and Their Healing Powers and Wikipedia