Song Lyric Sunday | “Medicine” – Kelly Clarkson

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and we’re all heartbroken to see her step away for health reasons, but we wish Helen a full recovery to good health and a happy 2019! Many thanks to author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me for stepping in to keep the weekly challenge going. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is “doctor/health/medicine.”

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It’s no secret I’m a big fan of Kelly Clarkson and Medicine is seventh song off her latest CD, Meaning of Life, released on October 27th.

This is about moving on from a past love who did nothing for her.

 

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com!

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

Medicine

 

 

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, and YouTube.

Song Lyric Sunday | “I Care ‘Bout You” – Milestone

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and we’re all heartbroken to see her step away for health reasons, but we wish Helen a full recovery to good health and a happy 2019! Many thanks to author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me for stepping in to keep the weekly challenge going. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  doctor/health/medicinebut I put this post together early as a favorite song!

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I Care ‘Bout You is from the soundtrack of the 1997 movie, Soul Food, starring Vanessa Williams.

The song is performed by the quartet group Milestone, which is actually artist and super music producer, Babyface, with his brothers, Kevon and Melvin Edmonds, and brothers Cedric ‘K-Ci’ & Joel ‘JoJo’ Hailey, (formerly of the chart-topping R & B group, Jodeci) who all came together only to record the single and appear in the movie.

The soundtrack was a huge success, peaking at #4 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and was certified 2x Multi-Platinum on February 17, 1998. Four singles made it to the Billboard Hot 100: I Care ‘Bout You, Total’s What About Us?, Dru Hill’s We’re Not Making Love No More, and Boys II Men’s A Song for Mama—making it to 23, 16, 13, and 7 on the chart, respectively. A Song for Mama was also a #1 R&B single.

I posted two versions of the video.

The official video is an amazing blend of the group, movie clips… and picture frames!

The second video is a live performance from Oprah. Milestone does a great job, of course, but it’s the audience reactions that truly make the video. They really get into it!

 

Enjoy!

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I Care ‘Bout You

[Verse 1: JoJo]
Sometimes I feel so alone. I call your heart
But there’s no one at home. Taking a toll on my pride
I’m reaching out but there’s no one inside

[Verse 2: Kevon Edmonds]
You know it doesn’t feel right, when I look
In your eyes. I know love is blind, but the
Heart doesn’t lie. I’ll ask one more time
Maybe this time you’ll try. So tell me girl
What’s deep in your heart

[Hook: All]
Girl, i care about you. I’m there for you
So why don’t you care for me like I care about you?
Girl, I care about you. I’m there for you
So why don’t you care for me like I care about you?

[Verse 3: Melvin Edmonds]
I spend like all of my days trying to suss out
Just how things got this way. I thought that we were
In love. But, I swear right now I don’t know what
You want

[Verse 4:K-Ci]
I make sure that I give you quality time
But, lately I feel you’re not home by design
But still Im gon’ try to give you the love of my life
In hopes that you will open up your heart

[Hook]

[Bridge: Kevon & K-Ci]
Sometimes (sometimes i’m not) I’m not sure that
(Im all you’ve got) That i’m all you’ve got
(Sometimes i’m not) Sometimes i’m not sure if you
Love me, or not (babe)
Just one thing i know, girl i care for you
And the one thing that i want is that you care for me too

 

 

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, and YouTube.

Why Am I Always So Cold?

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Feeling chilly all the time can be quite a nuisance. More often than not, friends, family members, and coworkers with good circulation have a hard time understanding someone’s continuous plight of cold feet and fingers. Sometimes, their reactions can be quite cold and their appreciation for the problem as low as the thermostat.

“Why am I always cold” is one of the questions people with poor circulation most frequently ask. There are numerous answers to this puzzling question, ranging from lack of sleep and low body weight to nutritional deficiency and dehydration. Sometimes, eating disorders, certain medications, and even serious health issues might be the reason. Read on to find out more about what makes you feel cold all the time.

HYPOTHYROIDISM

Starting off on a serious note, problems with the thyroid gland can lead to problems with blood circulation and, consequently, cause you to feel cold all the time. Your thyroid is in charge of the production of the thyroid hormone which regulates your metabolism.

If the production is lower than usual or your body is unable to absorb sufficient amounts of the hormone, you can develop hypothyroidism. Besides constant chills, the symptoms of hypothyroidism include fatigue, dry skin, constipation, irregular periods, and hair loss. Also, you might experience substantial weight gain due to the lower metabolism.

MEDICATIONS

It is not unusual for some medications to cause poor circulation as a side effect. If you’ve only recently started feeling cold, it might be a good idea to check if it coincides with starting a new med. If you’re taking blood pressure medications, such as propranolol, you might get cold feet and hands as an unwanted aftereffect.

If that’s the case, make sure to tell your doctor about the symptoms the next time you go for a checkup. He or she will likely suggest an alternative.

BLOOD VESSEL PROBLEMS

Problems with blood vessels can also cause your feet and hands to constantly feel cold. There are numerous conditions and diseases that can potentially compromise blood circulation. Raynaud’s disease and arteriosclerosis are some of the most prominent. Here’s a brief explanation of each.

RAYNAUD’S DISEASE

The most common symptoms of Reynaud’s disease include hands and feet turning white (or even blue) in cold temperatures. Behind the scenes, the arteries responsible for sending blood to your fingers and toes spasm when exposed to cold. Usually, Reynaud’s disease is mild enough to not affect the patient’s overall quality of life, though sometimes it may be a sign of a more serious underlying problem.

ARTERIOSCLEROSIS

In a nutshell, arteriosclerosis is the hardening and thickening of arterial walls. It is a condition that restricts blood flow little by little. Genetic factors, unhealthy diet and lifestyle, smoking, and a myriad of other things can kick off arteriosclerosis, the primary cause of stroke and CAD (coronary artery disease).

The most common symptoms of arteriosclerosis, beside incessant chills, include confusion, impaired vision, numbness in legs and face, weakness, and difficulty understanding speech. If you recognize any of these, go see your doctor as soon as possible.

ANEMIA

Your body’s inability to produce enough red blood cells is termed anemia. As a result of this inability, whatever lowered percentage of red blood cells in your bloodstream can’t transport enough oxygen throughout your body, which will most likely cause the extremities like your feet and hands to feel cold. The other common symptoms associated with anemia include fatigue, short breath, and physical weakness. You might also feel unusually thirsty, confused, or as if you’re about to pass out.

The development of anemia is often ascribed to insufficient levels of some important nutrients – most notably iron and vitamin B12. If you suspect that you’re feeling cold due to anemia, be sure to see your doctor and get a blood test to confirm your suspicion.

DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY

Diabetic nephropathy (commonly referred to as diabetic kidney disease or DN) is a chronic disease that affects individuals suffering from diabetes mellitus. It is a loss of kidney function caused by low levels of serum albumin, which is, in turn, caused by an excessive loss of protein in urine.

Aside from perpetually feeling cold, those suffering from diabetic nephropathy may also experience nocturia (frequent nocturnal urination), headaches, fatigue, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite, swollen legs, itchy skin, frequent urination throughout the day, and more. DN is a serious condition that you should confront right away if you recognize the symptoms.

LACK OF SLEEP

While not nearly as serious as the previously described conditions, lack of sleep can also make you more susceptible to cold than usual. If you don’t rest properly, your body will not be able to heal and get rid of the accumulated stress. This can only mess with your internal thermostat.

Even short periods of sleep deprivation can increase your vulnerability to lower temperatures. Therefore, make sure to get sufficient shuteye to ward off those chills and goose bumps.

POOR NUTRITION

The food that you eat is your body’s fuel, and if poorly (or inadequately) fueled, your body will naturally decrease the scope of its activity. Slowing down blood circulation toward the peripheral areas (read fingers and toes) is one of your body’s first warning signs and self-preservation mechanisms.

Therefore, it’s no surprise that many anorexiaand bulimia patients report feeling constantly cold, among other symptoms. If you feel cold and hungry, take a bite and give your body the fuel it needs to work at full capacity.

DEHYDRATION

Apart from needing proper nutrition and rest, your body also needs proper hydration. Similar to lack of sleep and food, your body will enter the self-preservation mode when faced with insufficient water supplies.

Water is very good at retaining heat, and when it is in low supply, it is easier for heat to leave your body. To prevent the precious heat from escaping, make sure to drink enough water. Apart from feeling warmer, proper hydration also has numerous other beneficial effects on your body and overall health.

GENDER

Finally, the reason that you always feel a bit cold, even when people around you feel fine, might be down to gender differences. Experts from the University of Utah found that women, while having 0.4 degrees Fahrenheit higher core temperature than men, have around 3 degrees colder hands and feet.

study published in 2015 in the journal Nature suggests that men are (on average) comfortable at 71.6 degrees Fahrenheit, while women need an additional 5 degrees for the same effect. If you can’t win the thermostat war at the office, consider adding a layer or two to your work attire or investing in a small space heater.

CONCLUSION

The question “Why am I always cold” can have many potential answers. While some are as benign as dehydration or a poor night’s sleep, others can be as serious as hypothyroidism, diabetic nephropathy, or a blood vessel disorder.

In case you constantly feel chilly, it is a good idea to check your eating, sleeping, and hydration habits first. If these check out, you might want to pay attention to any other problems and symptoms that you might be experiencing. If you notice anything strange, be sure to contact your doctor as soon as possible

 

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