Parasites in America – What’s Eating YOU? Any dog lover knows that their precious pet must be given heartworm medicine as protection against the infestation of this dangerous parasite. But did you know that people are exposed to multiple parasites on a daily basis, too? Continue reading “How do we contract parasites?” »
One in eight women will battle breast cancer in her lifetime, a statistic that has not changed significantly for a few years. The good news is that the odds of surviving breast cancer continue to improve every year. Approximately 2.4 million breast cancer survivors are living today, most of those now cancer-free. Continue reading “What you must know about Breast Cancer now” »
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” »
When you make the change from being a meat eater to a vegetarian, there are many gaps that you will have in your diet that you will need to fill with specific types of foods in order to ensure that your body is getting all of the nutrients that it needs. Continue reading “Getting All Your Nutrition As A Vegetarian” »
My teeth are very sensitive. I feel pain and unbearable sensation whenever I drink hot or cold liquids. My 7 year old child also has few cavities. Is there any method which can prevent further development of cavities in his teeth? What can I do for my sensitive teeth? Continue reading “Hypersensitivity of teeth to hot and cold foods and liquids” »
My child is two years old. Can I start brushing her teeth? Which toothpaste and what type of toothbrush can be used for her? Please tell me certain tips for her teeth care and regarding how and when to brush her teeth. Continue reading “When should brushing of teeth of a child be started?” »
omatoes are very good for health and are generally low-priced. 100 gm of tomatoes provide 18 calories, 0.2 gm of fat, 3.9 gm of carbohydrate (including 1.2 gm of dietary fiber and 2.6 grams of sugar) and 0.9 gram of protein. Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid, and also contain several other beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including all four major carotenoids: alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene. Continue reading “Several health benefits of eating tomatoes” »
A big part of enjoying healthier eating is buying healthier foods, and that means making smart choices where it matters most – at the supermarket. Choosing the freshest, healthiest foods is an important first step toward making healthy and delicious meals your whole family will love. Continue reading “Shop Smart For A Healthy Lifestyle” »
Eating healthy is important for everyone, and one of the most important keys to eating a better diet is eating more fruits and vegetables. Many people are unsure how to use vegetables more effectively as part of their diet, but it may be easier than you think to provide yourself and your family with healthy, nutritious meals at a great prices. Continue reading “Enjoy A Variety Of Vegetables For Healthy Living” »
In many ways the refrigerator is the cornerstone of any healthy eating plan. How you stock that fridge can make a huge difference in the success or failure of any healthy eating plan. From what foods it contains, to where they are stored, the refrigerator can be vitally important to healthy eating. Continue reading “Creating A Healthy Fridge” »
Snacking is one of those issues that can wreck the best laid plan for healthier eating. Everyone wants a snack now and then, but the key is to make those snacks healthy and nutritious as well as delicious. Continue reading “Healthy Snacks For Healthy Living” »
Antioxidants to the Rescue . If you asked me for one major supplement to help make a huge contribution to your good health, I’d tell you to plunge into antioxidants. Continue reading “What are antioxidants, and how can they improve our health?” »
Now that we have seen the importance of calcium in maintaining bone density, let’s see how we can utilize calcium rich foods in an everyday nutritional program. Continue reading “Calcium Rich Foods for Bone Density” »
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.
The exact cause of uterine fibroids is unknown. What is known is that these benign tumors respond to hormones, specifically estrogen. Women are most likely to develop leiomyomas between the onset of menstruation and the beginning of menopause. Continue reading “Known Risk Factors and Possible Causes of Uterine Fibroids” »
Eating for convenience rather than for health is the norm these days. When you’re on the go, stopping at a fast food drive-through is the easy way to get a quick bite. Health is affected by a poor diet, just as your car is affected by poor quality gasoline or the wrong kind of gasoline. Continue reading “How Your Diet Affects Your Health” »
As mentioned in the previous chapter, adopting a diet low in fiber during the onset and duration of diverticulitis will aid in managing and alleviating any symptoms that may occur. The following tips may be useful in decreasing fiber in the diet:
1) Consume white breads and cereals: During the process of refinement, foods tend to lose much of their fibre content. Breads and cereals based on white flour are particularly low in fibre and are the optimal choice for someone suffering from diverticulitis.
2) Limit (but do not completely eliminate) the amount of plant foods consumed: As fibre is mainly obtained from these types of foods it makes sense to limit these in the diet for the duration of diverticulitis.
3) Remove the skin from fruits and vegetables before consumption. Most of the fibre contained within these foods is held within the skin.
4) Avoid seeds, nuts, popcorn, and legumes as these may further exacerbate the condition.
Foods that are low in fibre include:
- White breads and cereals
- Skinless fruits and vegetables
- Fruit Juice
- Vegetable Juice
- Meat and dairy products
5) In some individuals it may be necessary to select lactose free dairy products, if lactose malabsorption is present. Appropriate dairy foods that are low in lactose include:
1 Soy milk (ensure you select a soy milk fortified with calcium)
2 Most cheeses
3 Lactose free milk
4 Lactose free yogurt
Hair falling & baldness are most common problem in men and women. They seek hair falling and baldness treatment . Hair transplant, cosmetic surgeries and lot of other ways are under consideration. Potential risk and benefits are weighed. Continue reading “Latest Hair falling & Baldness Tips” »
Obesity or over weight is a dangerous health condition in men and women. It creates different serious health issues. To over come this problem is a major concern to keep the body fit and healthy. The cause of overweight is easy lifestyle and high calories diet. Continue reading “Weight Loss Diet Plan” »
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” »
We are all familiar with the infomercials and commercials subsidized by a multibillion-dollar skin care industry that sells the image of healthy, young and beautiful skin. We try these advertised products and still find ourselves with embarrassing pimples or breakouts every now and then. Continue reading “Want Healthy Skin? True Beauty Really Starts on The Inside” »
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?” »
Have You Had Your Fruits and Vegetables Today? By now, we are all aware that eating more fruits and vegetables is as central to a healthy nutritional plan or program as drinking more water, consuming more omega 3 essential fatty acids, or eliminating sugars from the diet. Continue reading “Fruits and Vegetables are Good for You” »
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” »
Researchers have been baffled for years on why people gain weight, and for those who are obese, why it is so difficult to lose the excess pounds. I am here to tell you that since I have been involved in medicine, this topic has been a medical challenge, and yet no clear-cut explanation exists. Continue reading “The Lifestyle Change Approach To Healthy Weight Loss” »
Open Your Eyes – Ocular Health Is Important! One of the most common traits of aging is diminishing eyesight. What many of us fail to realize is that Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of blindness among Americans today. Continue reading “What Is Macular Degeneration?” »
Believe it or not, you really can enjoy the holidays and the goodies that come with them – all without gaining that dreaded weight. Just remember: “Moderation” and “Portion Control.” You see, it is usually over-indulgence that leads to weight gain during the holidays. Continue reading “Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain – Is It Possible?” »
One way of revitalizing yourself is to start a detox program. The whole idea is to remove the toxins from your body caused by substances such as alcohol, tobacco and food consumed during the festive period. Continue reading “Which Is The Best Way To Detox?” »
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” »
Vitamin E – How Can It Help Me? Vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin more easily absorbed when taken with fat-containing foods, occurs in eight forms. Alpha-tocopherol, the most active form, is a powerful bio-antioxidant in the human body. Continue reading “Where Can I Get A Rich Supply Of Vitamin E?” »
The first reaction one often gets when discussing matters of the intestines, colon and what they produce is “Ugh!” Well, we need to get over it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), colorectal cancer (also called colon cancer) is the all-around Number Two Cancer Killer in the United States. But it doesn’t have to be. Continue reading “Are You in Touch with Your Colon?” »
How’s Your Daily Nutrition? While people in some countries did fine for centuries on a few staple foods, we Americans have been forerunners in fatty, fast and indulgent goodies. Take the Orient, for example. Since our burger franchises went to cities like Hong Kong, we’ve been luring the natives away from their rice and fish nutrition; Continue reading “Eating our way to poor health” »
How Much Do You Know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional disorder which affects 15-20% of the American population. Also called “spastic colon”, “colitis” or “nervous stomach”, this very irritating, sometimes life-interrupting condition can have any or all of these symptoms: Continue reading “Do You Know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome” »
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 Standard American Diet (SAD) consists of processed foods, red meat, refined carbohydrates, food additives, soft drinks, and fried foods making Natural Supplements a necessity. Continue reading “Natural Supplements: When “5 A Day” is just not possible” »
“The body is a complex organism that has the ability to heal itself-if only you listen to it and respond with proper nourishment and care.” (Prescription for Nutritional Healing) This is not only the opening line of the very popular nutritional reference book, Continue reading “Natural Healing: Getting Back to Roots” »
It has been documented since the early 1970’s that poor diet and food allergies could be related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or that there could be improvements in an ADHD individual by putting them on a specific ADHD Diet. Continue reading “ADHD Diet Information: A Common Sense Approach” »
Many people have had problems with acne. They start when puberty begins and hormones are surging and shifting. It can strike again when a woman begins hormonal shifts while pregnant or the beginning of menopause. Scars can result if the acne is untreated or severe. Continue reading “Curing Acne And Acne Scars Naturally” »
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” »
Locally grown food is a great place to start when you are trying to follow healthy eating or green living lifestyles. Both lifestyles will benefit from eating organically grown foods from a local farmers market. You benefit in many ways including buying locally so that the local economy prospers from the fruits of the local farmer’s labor. Continue reading “Healthy Eating Or Green Living – Some Tips To Buying Foods” »
Our skin plays an important role in our lives. In addition to protecting our bodies and internal organs, skin and its condition can also have an impact on appearance. For that reason, there are many men and women who are always on the lookout for ways to improve their skin or repair skin damage. Continue reading “Natural Remedies For Skincare” »
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” »
If you have not heard of the five a day rule before, that is about to change. The five a day rule refers to the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Health experts recommend that every eat – yes you guessed it – five a day. Continue reading “The Five A Day Rule And Healthier Eating” »
More than just giving your good old H20 a nice kick, this fat flushing drink, based on it’s name alone, will help you lose weight ( as well as those unwanted toxins too), look better, and even feel much healthier. Continue reading “Homemade flavored water fat flushing drinks” »
Cabbage is a strong and sturdy vegetable that is abundant in almost all cultures and countries. Unfortunately, many American families don’t buy cabbage. The only form of this vegetable they eat is coleslaw. Coleslaw is loaded with high fat ingredients such as mayonnaise. Continue reading “What Are The Health Benefits Of Cabbage?” »
What does it mean to “Alkalize” your body? Well, it’s the opposite of having your system be Acidic. Remember those litmus papers from high school lab? You can actually use those to test our urine or saliva to see what your pH level is. We ideally want to score at least in the 6-7 range because this means we are not too acidic (which can lead to health problems). Continue reading “What is an Alkaline pH Level and How to Monitor yours?” »
It is a natural fact that as days and years pass by, one gets older and it is reflected on your body and skin. Each one wants to look and remain younger for a long time, despite their age. So, if you wish to slow down the aging process, all you have to do is take good care of yourself and your skin, especially. Continue reading “Anti Aging Tips” »
In this article I’ll be talking about 8 ways to help you reach your goal of losing 10 pounds in 2 weeks. If you add exercise to this list you can really supercharge your success rate. These are ways to lose weight I’m sure you have never heard before. Continue reading “Burn off 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks” »
Taking care of your body is one the most important things you should do during your lifetime. After all, our body is the only vessel we are given and treating it with tender love and care should be of utmost importance. Continue reading “Change Your Diet, Change Your Body” »
Do you want to know what fruits and vegetables are in season right now?
Seasonal fruit and vegetables are those that are more available right now because they are being harvested. Continue reading “What fruits and vegetables are in season in South Africa?” »