06/04/15- Paula's Healthy Living Eating/Exercise Journal: Monday

by Paula (Clean Eating Expert) 3. June 2015 20:38

The media seems to be filled with sensational news stories recently about necrotizing fasciitis.  The headlines rage about the “flesh-eating disease that is devouring people," scaring America with vague headlines and a lack of information.  Only about 10,000 to 12,000 cases are reported a year in the U.S.," said Dr. Pascal James Imperato, dean of the School of Public Health at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. "It's relatively rare."

Flesh-eating bacteria, known scientifically as necrotizing fasciitis, occurs when certain types of bacteria penetrate the skin and then invade the blood system, eventually eating away at muscle and fat tissue.

The good news is that necrotizing fasciitis can typically be successfully treated in the onset with antibiotics. 

Typically, people who are higher in risk are those with immune-compromising diseases, the elderly, and those with Diabetes.  Several cases have been reported lately where the victims don’t fit into any of those categories.  This is concerning, but doctors do not appeared alarmed that an epidemic will occur. 

Most of the time, an infection "will begin and abort very quickly as the body's immune system is sufficient to terminate it before it progresses to a stage where a limb or an arm becomes severely swollen and undergoes necrosis," Imperato said. 

There are precautions that you can take to minimize your risk.  Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers frequently, and if you are involved in sports, don’t share a sweaty towel with others.  If you have a cut, abrasion of bone-break that appears red, inflamed or very painful, seek medical attention quickly. 

Information is key in preventing misunderstandings about symptoms and risks.  Continue to monitor articles and updates on this issue through YourCity.MD and other sources as well.

To learn more, visit the National Necrotizing Fasciitis Foundation





Monday 06/04/12-Workout Diary-

Pure Barre class- 55 minutes

Workout tape DVD- legs and back

balance lunges-back legs on a bench- 25 reps

calf raises-25 reps, 10 lb

reverse grip back pulls-20 reps

super skaters-25 reps

wall squats- 90 seconds

step-back lunges-8lb, 15 reps

alternating side lunges- 8lb, 15 reps

single leg squats- 90 seconds,

way lunges- side, 45 degree angle, forward

back-pull- 2 tubes attached in door- 20 reps

deep squat lunge walk- 4 steps forward, 4 steps back- 45 seconds

close grip-overhand back pulls- 20 reps

speed squats with one foot on tip toe- 20 reps each side

Monday 06/04/12 Food Diary:


1/8 cup rasberries (45 cal)

1 cup 0 % Greek yogurt (130)

1/2 cottage cheese (80 cal)

2 oz old fashioned oatmeal (187 cal)

A.M. Snack-

Whey protein shake, 1/4 cup pasturized egg whites (151 cal)

Lunch - restaurant

cooked red pepper stuffed with wild and brown rice (265 cal)

P.M. Snack-

2 tbls red pepper hummus, on 1/2 Ezekial pita bread (250 cal)


5 oz. Salmon (260 cal)

1 cup steamed broccoli, 7 asparagus spears (50 cal)

2 oz. wild rice cooked in low-salt chicken broth (210 cal)


Homemade popcorn, with spray butter substitute* (90 cal)


* found in recipe section off cover page

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