Saturday, December 1, 2012

Taking a Good Look Around You - Notes from the Jillian Michaels Show Podcast

In the first session Jillian and Janice talked about evacuating and planning for emergencies.

Top Seven Things to do in an Emergency Situation - by Dr. Van Herle

1.  Learn how to take vital signs.  Most people don't know how to do this.

    • Are they breathing?  Put your ear down - Do you feel a breath?  Can you see an expansion of the lungs.  
    • Radial pulse - go from your thumb right down to that other place.  You want to use your second and third finger.  If that doesn't work, you can go to the neck.  It could cause a stroke though.  Look at the end of the jawbone and march your way to that little corner.  Even if you don't have a watch, you can count out how many beats you count in a minute.  (Okay, I totally didn't understand any of this stuff.  Sorry.  I tried type in exactly what they said, but...I'm not getting it.)  Sixty to eighty beats per minute means someone is in trouble.  We don't want to see pulses under 50-60 bpm unless you know that the person is super fit.  If you give a vital sign when you call paramedics, they will know that that person needs to be triaged immediately.
2.  Chest pain.  Give 325 mg of aspirin.  Have the person chew them up.  If they can't chew them, you put it under their tongue.  The coated aspirin isn't as good because it doesn't absorb as quickly.  Asprin thins the blood and tells the clotting cells not to stick to each other.  Enteric coated aspirins.

3.  Cleaning wounds.  Use hydrogen peroxide.  Cleans out exactly what we see could be a new bacteria or virus in a wound.  Keep hydrogen peroxide available.  It's super cheap.  It's okay to use hydrogen peroxide if you have a wound.

4.  Learn CPR.  Have fire, police, and paramedics programmed into your phone.  911 doesn't work on a cell phone.  If you do get ahold of the responders, they can track you via your phone.

5.  Bacterial infection from raw sewage.  Keep bismuth sulfate (Pepto Bismol) on hand.  It kills the bacteria.  

6.  Cooling head down.  If someone feels sick, and you don't know what it's from, get their head cooler with a cold compress.  Put it on their head and the nape of the neck.

7.  The doctor also talked about using a tourniquet.  If you're interested, you're going to have to check out the podcast yourself.  I don't think I had a good enough understanding of what she was saying to write it down here.

Weight loss is calories in, calories out.  
  • The quality of your food will keep you from getting cancer, heart disease, etc.  
  • Food would be medicine if you ate really quality food.  
  • Quality food will naturally optimize your metabolism.  
  • You will see a cumulative effect over time if you're eating yucky food.  
  • If you eat clean, and eat 1200 calories per day, you'll lose more weight than if you eat 1200 calories of chemically foods.  
  • Chemicals in foods can cause all sorts of illnesses.  
  • If you're not eating clean, you'll have to work so much harder and create a major calorie deficit.
  • It's all about optimizing your metabolism in the long run, and getting the most out of your metabolism at this moment.
Jillian ripped on Janice for being a bad representative for Canadians.

I did my best to compile these notes from the show.  If there are any errors, please send me an email, and I'll try to correct it as soon as possible.  I am not a doctor, personal trainer, dietician, or anything that would remotely qualify me to give advice about health, medicine, or anything else.  Please consult a professional before following any advice.  This site is a summary of information provided on the Jillian Michaels Podcast that was compiled to the best of my ability.  I am not responsible for any inaccuracies or errors.

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