As many as 54 million American adults are considered “pre-diabetic” according to the Centers for Disease Control. A pre-diabetic condition is defined as a state in which blood glucose levels are elevated but have not yet met the standard to qualify as diabetes. Continue reading “1 in 5 at Risk for Insulin Disorders” »
Depression is a problem that can affect anyone from teenagers to adults and can bring with it serious side-effects that may cost a person his or her life. With the ever increasing fast pace of life these days and the pressures that people feel with the responsibilities they have in their lives, depression and stress has become an ever increasing worry. Continue reading “The Problem of Depression and Stress Symptoms That Come With It” »
I am having spots of blood only for the last three to four days. My period has been delayed by fifteen days. I am using copper-T for not becoming pregnant. I did pregnancy tests thrice but it came out to be negative twice and positive once. I had severe infection in urine when I did my test first time. Continue reading “Conflicting pregnancy test results – how reliable such tests are?” »
Question: I have two children they are 12 and 15 years old. I have to take them to the dentist every now and then. Both of them have cavities in their teeth. What can be done to prevent future cavities in their teeth. I heard of some paint, if applied to teeth will keep away the development of cavities. Is this true? Continue reading “Prevention of dental cavities and tooth decay – Fluoride application” »
I am 25 years old, having cervical spondylosis and that I am pregnant. My neck and shoulder muscles feel very weak and fatigued. My neck becomes stiff many times. Please tell me what should be my life style to prevent any further damage and how will my pregnancy going to affect this condition as I am not able to carry even the smallest weight for a long time. What is my treatment? Continue reading “Lifestyle to prevent damage due to cervical spondylosis” »
Bladder infections are no fun. Ordinary urine contains the waste products, fluid, and salts that are body needs to expel. When bacteria is found in the urine it can cause a bacterial infection in the urinary tract, pain, stiffening of the bladder, and could lead to bleeding. Continue reading “Urinary Concern – Bladder Infection” »
Because skin cancer prevention should begin early in childhood the initial responsibility lies with parents of babies and small children. Although most skin cancers are diagnosed after age fifty, the actual tumor is the result of ultraviolet exposure throughout life. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Prevention” »
Thanks to the success of national vaccination and immunization programs, we have managed to take control over several debilitating infectious diseases. Polio, a crippling nerve degenerating viral infection, has been virtually eliminated from the United States because of an organized comprehensive prevention program. Continue reading “Immunization & Vaccination: Cost-Effective Disease Prevention” »
The herpes virus is very contagious. During an active outbreak, skin-to-skin contact with the infected area is all that is needed to transmit the disease. While the virus is most often transmitted to the genitals, thighs and buttocks, touching the infected area has been known to pass the virus to fingers. Continue reading “Herpes Prevention and Transmission” »
Prostate problems may be preventable: a number of preventive measures are being investigated through clinical trials. New medication, vitamin supplements, and even the food we eat may help reduce the risk of cancer and other prostate problems.
Dietary Suggestions, Lycopene and Antioxidants
Prostate cancer has been linked to both obesity and consumption of fatty foods. Eating a diet high in fruits, grains and vegetables can help maintain healthy weight levels and control fatty food intake. Of course, losing weight is easier said than done.
Lycopene is an antioxidant that prevents damage to the body’s DNA. Eating foods high in lycopene antioxidants may help prevent cancer. Tomatoes, watermelons and grapefruits are good sources of lycopene. Limiting alcohol, and caffeine is also recommended.
Maintaining Urinary Health
If you suffer from BPH or prostatitis, pay attention to your bladder. Don’t let your bladder get too full or wait to urinate: this increases the chances of urine remaining in the bladder and causing infections. Urination can be slow and difficult with prostate problems, but try to empty your bladder as thoroughly as possible when you urinate.
The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT)
In 2001, the selenium and vitamin E cancer prevention trial (SELECT) began to investigate the prostate-protecting properties of selenium and vitamin E. Previous clinical trials suggest that selenium may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by sixty percent, and vitamin E by as much as thirty percent. (Vitamin A supplements, on the other hand, raise the risk.)
SELECT is the largest prostate cancer prevention clinical trial ever done. In the first year alone, 13,951 men were recruited. When completed in 2013, SELECT researchers expect to have studied 32,400 men at 435 sites in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
If you’re interested in taking part in SELECT, the trial is open to men 55 years and older, with an exception made for African American men. As prostate cancer rates are higher amongst the African American community, and develop earlier in life, African Americans can enter the trial at age fifty.
Although the five-year survival rate for Stage I ovarian cancer is over 95 percent, very few cases are diagnosed in their early stages. The survival rate for more advanced cases drops to somewhere between twenty and thirty percent. Continue reading “Ovarian Cancer Treatment and Prevention” »
Controlling high blood pressure forces us to examine our lifestyles. Blood pressure often responds to changes in diet, exercise level and stress management. Patients can do a lot to impact and control their own blood pressure, by active prevention measures and simple monitoring of their hypertension. Continue reading “Controlling Blood Pressure!” »
Health Benefits of Red Wines: One to Two Glasses a Day. Plato may have been wiser than he knew when he said, “Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was ever granted by the Gods to man.” Those of us who have come to enjoy the variety and tastes that wine have to offer can now look to red wines for greater health benefits. Continue reading “Red Wine Has a Positive Effect on Health” »
Lyme disease is an infectious condition with quite unpleasant consequences. Fortunately, even though it was diagnosed for the first time only 30 years ago, the causes of Lyme disease are now well known and thoroughly researched, so it’s quite possible to ensure effective Lyme disease prevention in many high risk areas. Continue reading “Causes of Lyme disease and Lyme disease prevention” »
One of the most widely recognized causes of premature death worldwide today is heart disease. This information may seem harsh; but the reality is that the incidence of premature deaths caused by heart disease has significantly increased in recent years. Continue reading “Heart Disease Cure” »
Some of the causes of coronary heart disease include hardening of the arteries, blockages from cholesterol, and thickening in the walls of the blood vessels or from loss of vascular elasticity. High blood pressure if untreated may also contribute to coronary heart disease and even stroke. Continue reading “Causes Of Coronary Heart Disease” »
There is a great deal of information available on heart disease. It is important that the public make themselves aware of the implications of heart disease, not only if they are a sufferer but also in order to protect themselves from any future episodes of the illness. Continue reading “Information On Heart Disease” »
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder disease. The genes of Thalassemia are transferred from parents to their off springs. Thalassemia causes the shortage of red blood cells and hemoglobins in the body. Hemoglobin is a protein enriched iron in red blood cells. Continue reading “Thalassemia information” »
Dengue Fever is a viral infection. It is caused by a virus called Dengue Virus. This virus is entered into human body through the bite of a female carrier mosquito. When a female carrier mosquito bites a human for the sake of her dietary requirements from human blood, at that particular extent the dengue virus induced in human body. Continue reading “Dengue Fever Information & Treatment” »
Diarrhea is the frequent passing of loose or watery stool. Diarrhea is very common in developing countries. Diarrhea is the major cause of death in Pakistan. It is known as the disease of developing countries. The major cause of diarrhea is unhygienic condition. Continue reading “Diarrhea symptoms and treatment” »
TB or Tuberculosis is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria can attack at any part of your body, but they usually attack in the lungs. In the early days TB was considered as a lethal disease and it was some how true because in the early 20th century the greater death ratio in America was due to TB. Continue reading “TB information / Tuberculosis” »
Typhoid fever is an infectious disease caused by a bacterium known as salmonella typhi. Typhoid fever is also called ENTERIC FEVER. The main cause of Typhoid fever is contaminated water and unhygienic food intake. It may be spread through interaction with carrier of salmonella typhi. Continue reading “Typhoid Fever information” »
Do you ever feel like you just can’t remember things the way you used to, or you occasionally have to “jog your memory” to come up with names and places? Don’t worry you are not alone. There are plenty of others who often forget people’s names, movie titles or even where they’ve parked their cars. Continue reading “Is Your Memory Slipping?” »
If you had ever experienced “passing a kidney stone” you have endured on of the most painful conditions known to man. Kidney stones may be silent and manifest no symptoms, but most often produce sudden, severe and excruciating back pain that can be intermittent and radiate from the back across the abdomen and then into the genital area or inner thigh area. Continue reading “Kidney Stones Better Prevented Than Passed” »
The term “Anti-aging” has recently become one of the most popular “buzz-words” in all of medicine today. There is even a certification and specialization in age-management medicine for physicians interested in assisting their patients in preventing premature disability and death, while focusing on optimal health and vigor. Continue reading “Baby Boomers And Anti-Aging” »
Since May is the National Stroke Awareness month, we thought we would share the importance of supplementing your diet with Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) and how it can be a preventative measure against hypertension, heart disease, and stroke, among other things. Continue reading “Supplementing With Essential Fatty Acids – Important For Health” »
There are over 1,000 known human parasites that can live in your intestinal tract, your blood, or many of your organs including your brain and lungs. Most people are not aware that they may have an infestation of parasites (often more than one type) nor are they aware of the dangers posed to their health by parasites. Continue reading “Parasitic Infections Are More Common Than You Think” »
Findings suggest that osteoporosis, which is typically considered a female geriatric disease, could be prevented with the use of supplemental calcium at an early age. The Ohio State University Medical Center conducted a study in which they tracked calcium’s effects on bone density in girls ages 8-13 for a period of seven years. Continue reading “Which form of Calcium is best for you?” »
Whether you prefer Starbucks, Barney’s or Joffrey’s, have your morning cup of java guilt-free. The latest research has indicated that there are positive health benefits regarding coffee consumption and the prevention of numerous health concerns, including but not limited to chronic degenerative diseases, which are unfortunately on the rise in the United States. Continue reading “Coffee’s Antioxidant Powers” »
The best way to improve our health is to start making healthy nutritional choices. Since obesity in America is not slowing down, and as American waistlines continue to expand, it might be helpful to discuss the benefits of a high fiber diet. Continue reading “We Are What We Eat: A Look at Fiber” »
The Relationship Between Cardiovascular Disease and Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids. Over 50 million Americans have cardiovascular problems, and most other Western countries face high and increasing rates of cardiovascular disease. It is the number 1 cause of death and disability in the United States and most European countries. Continue reading “Omega-3 is a Preventative Of Cardiovascular Disease” »
The coming months of holidays and festivities inevitably result in many of us abandoning our healthy diets and exercise regimes. While this may be tempting, it is important to remind ourselves of the value of a healthy lifestyle and the prevention of obesity. Continue reading “Obesity In The United States – A National Epidemic” »
Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is altered. Osteoporotic bones are more susceptible to fracture. Continue reading “Osteoporosis – A National Growing Concern” »
The cranberry has long been associated with the holiday season, and no Thanksgiving feast would be complete without at least a few cranberry dishes. In addition to the delicious taste of the cranberry, however, this wholesome fruit has many important health benefits as well. Continue reading “The Healing Power of the Cranberry” »
Everything’s pretty in spring except for how allergy sufferers feel… sneezing, runny noses, scratchy eyes…and if those are your only symptoms, you’re lucky! Millions of people have major sinus attacks with headache and facial pain, total nasal blockage and sinus pressure.
Too often and too quickly, seasonal allergies are confused with acute “rhinitis” and “sinusitis”. We run for medications which often complicate a problem that could have been resolved naturally and with a little patience, or prevented altogether.
What’s the difference – and is there actually a solution?
“Rhinitis” is inflammation of the nasal passages with sneezing and a runny or dry, stuffy red nose. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly known as “hay fever”, is generally caused by outdoor allergies to things like fresh-cut grass or plant pollen.
Rhinitis can result from the release of “histamines”, the neurotransmitter that causes symptoms of these allergies – but could also result from long-time dependence on nasal sprays. Pharmaceutical decongestants lose effectiveness over time, so we use more and more to find relief. This wears down the natural defenses in nasal tissues and thickens nasal mucus, inviting bacteria and fungus that can lead to sinusitis.
“Sinusitis” (referring to actual sinus infection) stems from virus, fungus or bacteria. At this time of year, sinusitis kicks up due to morning and twilight dampness in the air causing mold and mildew spores, which are attracted to mucus and can start fungal growth. We feel miserable, run to the doctor for antibiotics, but antibiotics work only on bacteria, not mold or fungus.
- Avoid foods which cause thicker mucus and slower digestion: all cow’s milk products, sugary baked goods, and starchy wheat (pastas, biscuits, etc.) are known culprits. Thin mucus flows properly to eliminate bacteria and fungus, and good waste elimination makes us less prone to allergies and infections.
- Guard against allergies by eating papaya, garlic, blueberries, raspberries.
- Take the digestive enzymes papain and bromelain, both known for prohibiting allergies.
Strengthen your immune system against allergies with extra antioxidant vitamins A, E, C, minerals Zinc and Selenium. Antioxidants keep “free radicals” from reaching our cells and damaging natural immunities.
Treatment for seasonal allergies:
- Begin above dietary rules immediately.
- Drink a glass of warm water in the morning to release toxins.
- Take the Aller-Sine and antioxidants. Get congestion relief with this natural steam formula:
- Garlic – 1/2 clove or 500 mg capsule
- Eucalyptus (found in vapor rub products) – ¼ teaspoon
- Tea tree oil – 2 drops
- Pau d’arco (a South American herb) – 2 drops or half of one 500 mg capsule (Get these last two at natural health outlets).
Dissolve ingredients into 2 cups of boiling, steaming water. Inhale deeply for 2-3 minutes twice daily until mucus loosens and expels.
If you’ve had longtime sinusitis or rhinitis, it will take some time to experience lasting freedom. Be persistent. You may just avoid fall’s seasonal allergies!
By now everyone knows that eating leafy greens is a healthy practice that can boost our vitality, protect us from disease and promote weight loss. But did you know that eating them can protect your vision? Continue reading “To Delay or Prevent Eye Disease – Go Green!” »
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released two reports urging doctors and parents to begin screening children for autism at an earlier age and to begin a course of treatment even before diagnosis is certain. Continue reading “Studies recommend earlier Autism Screenings” »
I brush my teeth daily with Colgate toothpaste. My mother says that my mouth smells bad. I brush my teeth several times a day but after few hours my mouth gives bad smell. Why is foul smell coming from my mouth? Continue reading “How to prevent bad breath or foul smell from teeth or mouth” »
What causes sensitive teeth? My teeth have become sensitive to hot and cold. I have also noticed that my gums bleed quite often while brushing. Is this inflammation or some other problem of gums. Is there any infection in the gums? How do we get infection of the gums and how can it be taken care? Continue reading “Causes for dental sensitivity, bleeding teeth, precautions” »
When it comes to avian bird flu, you can only do so much to prevent it. Since there is not yet an immunization that will protect you from exposure and contamination, you have to rely on “old fashioned” methods of protecting yourself. While these measures are very effective, you really have to pay attention and practice them constantly to be protected. Continue reading “Avian Influenza Tips Preventing Bird Flu” »
The bird flu and rumors of a possible outbreak has everyone a little on edge these days. The good news is that even though your risk of becoming infected with the bird flu virus is very low, there is still plenty you and your family can do to prevent the bird flu from infecting your family. By being prepared for a possible outbreak today, you will be already taken care of if the rumors ever come to pass. Continue reading “Preparing Your Family For A Possible Bird Flu Outbreak” »
With recent bird flu outbreaks in a few countries across the globe has everyone worried about a potential bird flue outbreak in the United States causing massive deaths. While there is some concern that the bird flu may work its way to America thanks to migrating birds, there is still very little cause for alarm. Take a look at why. Continue reading “Bird Flu Virus: Four Reasons Why You Shouldn” »
The worry and concern over a possible pandemic of avian influenza (bird flu) is widespread, and quite real. Avian influenza is perhaps one of the greatest threats to humans presently known, especially worrisome since most common antiviral medications have been found useless against avian influenza virus infections, and current influenza vaccines are also useless against this strain of avian influenza virus. Continue reading “Five Tips On Staying Away From Bird Flu” »
If you are planning a vacation soon or will be going on a business trip, it’s important to make sure that you have everything you’ll need to make the most of your trip. And, with recent concerns about the bird flu and its spread to various parts of the country and the world, you’ll want to ensure that you return home healthily. Here are some tips to remember when you’re traveling and want to avoid the bird flu. Continue reading “Four Travel Tips To Remember Regarding Bird Flu” »
A pandemic of the bird flu is a very real possibility, possibly even inevitable. This is perhaps one of the greatest threats to humans currently known. This is a serious virus, that so far has been resistant to current medications. It has the possibility of mutating and becoming able to be spread from person to person. In fact, nobody knows for certain if it is already able to spread that way. Continue reading “How You Can Protect Yourself From Bird Flu” »
It is hard to imagine life with eczema. Constant itching, inflammation and discomfort are what people suffering from this dreaded skin disease have to go through on a daily basis. This is why they try every eczema treatment they could get their hands on. Although there is no cure to it, the signs and symptoms of eczema can be managed. Continue reading “Eczema Treatment And Prevention Of Symptoms Aggravation” »
Stress reduction. Evidently, the last typical reason for hemorrhoids is stress, therefore decreasing stress and tension is also essential in hemorrhoids prevention. Continue reading “Alternative Tecnhiques To Prevent Hemorrhoids” »
Prevention of hemorrhoids is a matter that most people will not need to think hard about. Most patients of hemorrhoids have never suffered again from a return bout, so nobody really considers hemorrhoids prevention until they acquire one. Continue reading “Hemorrhoids Prevention” »
Cancer foods are foods that can cause cancer. Mutagenics are substances which can eventually cause cancer if it’s absorption from prepared food is not prevented. By heating whatever food, hundreds of different mutagenic substances begin. The more protein the food contains, the more mutagenics start off due to cooking. Continue reading “Attention! Cancer Foods” »
All parents want the best for their children. No parent wants to see a child suffer. Unfortunately, some children are suffering. They are suffering from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Yes, arthritis does hurt more than the elderly. For many parents, arthritis is easy to spot. For others little to no signs are shown. If your child is experiencing pain and discomfort, how do you know the cause? Continue reading “Is Your Child Suffering From Juvenile Arthritis” »