Message from Thomas Morrow in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #medical
Anyone knowledgeable on ketogenic diet?
@MaryJuneVoss - SC you might have better luck on the fitness server, under nutrition.
Yeah I see those guys talking about keto over there sometimes
Re: keto. Your body and especially your brain likes glucose. Your liver stores glucose for around 12 hours after you eat any type of carb. It releases it when fasting, as in your overnight sleep. When your glucose (sugar) stores are gone, aka glycogen stores, your body flips out a little. Your body will start making ketones by burning your fat stores. If you continue eating less than around 30 g carbs daily, you will likely feel low energy and foggy for a few days while your body adapts to the new fuel source. Your brain can use ketones as fuel and will adapt and you will start to feel better.
You will lose weight quickly, but it is mostly water. If you continue, your body will continue mobilizing fat stores - burning fat. Eating most calories from fat, like butter avocado olive oil even bacon, will satiate you especially if you have a lot of fiber in the way of vegetables (avoiding root vegetables high in starch and of course grains).
To remain in ketosis, it is also important to avoid a large excess of protein. Artificial sugars in large quantities may also throw you out. If the goal is weight loss, you'll slowly adapt to wanting less food because fats + fiber is filling. Keto has been shown in many cases to normalize blood fats (lipids - cholesterol, triglycerides) and should not habe negative impact on the kidneys, especially if you aren't eating only meat. Other reported benefits include increased energy and mental acuity, though I don't know of studies verifying this. It is a tricky diet because it's hard to know what they put in food at restaurants and cooking yourself is best. Also, the social aspect of food shouldn't be discounted and may vause troubles at times. Regarding fat intake - eating as much as you want is generally fine; however, if you eat a large excess, your body will look to the dietary fat first and may not get to mobilizing fat stores. If you continue, physical activity is important to maintain and build muscle. Combined with intermittent fasting, you¡will see good results and intermittent fasting is shown to positively impact longevity.
I'm not sure where to put this since it's a matter of healthcare finance rather than practical medical advice. I use Christian Healthcare Ministries rather than traditional health insurance, and I want to shill for it here. I've found it to be far cheaper than insurance while covering the same needs. http://www.chministries.org/howitworks.aspx
I do benefit if I get a referral, but that's honestly not my main motive here. I've come to very much enjoy having more direct control over my healthcare finances and not paying as much.
Happy to answer any questions.
Caveat: you need to be a church-attending Christian to participate.
Hello friends. I have a question for anyone who’s a CNA or RN, or just anyone with some knowledge on this topic. I’ve been doing caregiving for elderly and disabled people for a few years, and I want to work towards becoming a CNA so I can further my knowledge/do more for my clients/more pay etc. There’s a local service that does CNA exam prep over the course of a few weeks for a few hundred bucks. My question is are services like this really needed with the amount of information that can be found online? This service and instructor are held in high regards, so I don’t think it’s just a scam, but if I can save some money I’d like to. Any advice or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
I'm a CNA in Oregon. Are you already in a class?
In the state of WA, the community colleges have good CNA classes. The small companies are not as well liked.... The catch is community colleges are more expensive, but are prefered. In WA, you have to go through the classes to get a license to be a CNA.
I think this may be the case in Florida as well, having to complete a class before the examination
There a skills test, and a written test in WA. Hardest part of the test:Wash hands and give patient call light.....
I did my CNA through a company, but it came highly regarded by my agency.
You have to do a class and also probably do clinicals before you can test. At least, that's how things are done in OR
That’s how I heard of the class that I mentioned, all the local agencies hold it in high regard.
<@&435155893747974155> what kind of burn is this and how should I care for it?
Right now I'm keeping it covered in ointment and gauze
cold water rinse... pat dry with clean towel
ointment and gause
Aloe and lidocaine patches while I work
I thought third degree reaches sub-cutaneous tissue like muscle, tendons, etc
Yeah I don't think it's third degree
Severe first degree bordering on second possibly
But I don't know lol
I got 425 degree glue on it at work and when I peeled the dried glue off it took a layer of skin with it
If it gets any worse or pusses up go see the Dr to get some RX cream
Any Dr will be able to give you a topical cream stronger then some over the counter burn gel
@Louis Loire - NY thanks. I'm going floating this weekend should I just dress it as normal or do I need to wrap it in a waterproof bandage or something?
Or should I even worry about it?
I would put a protective layer over it.
<@&435155893747974155> can any of you fine people read a blood test chart?
Or understand it