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Monday, December 6, 2010

"Celiac Disease"

Celiac Disease-Is an autoimmune disorder of the small intestine that occurs in genetically predisposed people of all ages from middle infancy onward.Symptoms include chronic diarrhoea,failure to thrive(in children),and fatigue,but these may be absent,and symptoms in other organ systems have been described.A growing portion of diagnosis are being made in asymptomatic persons as a result of increased screening,[2]and is thought to affect between 1 in 1,750 to 1 in 105 people in the United States.[3]Coeliac disease is caused by a reaction to gliadin,a prolamin(gluten protein)found in wheat,and similar proteins found in the crops of the tribe Triticeae(which includes other common grains such as barley and rye).Upon exposure to gliadin,and specifically to three peptides found in proclaims,[4]the enzyme tissue transglutaminase modifies the protein,and the immune system cross-reacts with the small intestine(called villous atrophy).This interferes with the absorption of nutrients,because the intestinal villi are responsible for absorption.The only known effective treatment is a lifelomg gluten-free diet.[5]While the disease is caused by a reaction to wheat proteins,it is not the same as wheat allergy.

Friday, November 26, 2010

"Macular Degeneration"

Age related macular degeneration is a medical condition which usually affects older adults that results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field(the macula)because of damage to the retina.It occurs in "dry"and "wet" forms.It is a major cause of visual impairment older adults(>50 years).[1]Macular degeneration can make it difficult or impossible to read or recognize faces,although enough peripheral vision remains to allow other activities of daily life.The inner layer of the eye is the retina,which contains nerves that communicate sight;behind the retina is the choroid,which contains the blood supply to the macula(the central part of the retina).In the dry(non-exudative)form,celluar debris called drusen accumulate between the retina and the choroid,and the retina can become detached.In the wet(exudative)form,which is more severe,blood vessels grow up from the choroid behind the retina,and the retina can also become detached.It can be treated with laser coagulation,and with medication that stops and sometimes reverses the growth of blood vessels.[2][3].Although some macular dystrophies affecting younger individuals are sometimes referred to as macular degeneration,the term generally refers to age-related macular degeneration(AMD or ARMD).Age-related macular degeneration begins with characteristic yellow deposits in the macular(central area of the retina,which provides detailed central vision,called the fovea)called drusen between the retinal pigment epithelium and the underlying choroid.Most people with these early changes(referred to as age-related maculopathy)have good vision.People with drusen can go on to develop advanced AMD.The risk is considerably higher when the drusen are large and numerous and associated with disturbance in the pigmented cell layer under the macula.Recent research suggests that large and soft drusen are related to elevated cholesterol deposits and may respond to cholesterol-lowering agents.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"Bipolar Disorder"

Bipolar disorder or manic-depressive disorder,which is also referred to as bipolar affective disorder or manic depression,is a psychiatric diagnosis that describes a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated energy levels,cognition,and mood with or without one or more depressive episodes.The elevated moods are clinically referred to as mania or,if milder,hypomania.Individuals who experience manic episodes also commonly experience depressive episodes,or symptoms,or mixed episodes in which features of both mania and depression are present at the same time.These episodes are usually separated by periods of "normal" mood;but,in some individuals,depression and mania may rapidly alternate,which is known as rapid cycling.Extreme manic episodes can sometimes lead to such psychotic symptoms as delusions and hallucinations.The disorder has been subdivided into bipolar l,bipolar ll,cyclothymia,and other types,based on the nature and severity of mood episodes experienced;the range is often described as the bipolar spectrum.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

"Skin Cancer"

Skin neoplasms are growths on the skin which can have many causes.The three most common skin cancers are basal cell cancer,squarmous cell cancer,and melanoma,each of which is named after the type of skin cell from which it arises.Skin cancer generally develops in the epidermis(the outermost layer of skin),so a tumor is usually clearly visible.This makes most skin cancers detectable in the early stages.Unlike many other cancers,including those originating in the lung,pancreas,and stomach,only a small minority of those afflicted will actually die of the disease.[1]In fact,through it can be disfiguring,except for melanoma,skin cancer is rarely fatal.Skin cancer represents the most commonly diagnosed cancer,surpassing lung,breasts,colorectal,and prostate cancer.[1]Melanoma is less common than basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma,but it is the most serious-for example,in the UK there are 9,500 new cases melanoma each year,and 2,300 deaths.[2]It is the most common cancer in the young population(20-39 age group).[3]Most cases are caused by long periods of exposure to the sun[3].Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common skin cancers.The majority of these are basal cell carcinomas.These are usually localized growths caused by excessive cumulative exposure to the sun and do not tend to spread...

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Anxiety is a psychological and physiological state characterized by cognitive,somatic,emotional,and behavioral components.[2] In the absence or presence of psychological stress,anxiety can create feelings of fear,worry,uneasiness and dread(Boura and Holt 2007).[3]Anxiety is a generalized mood condition that can often occur without an identifiable triggering stimulus.As such,it is distinguished from fear,which occurs in the presence of an observed threat.Additionally,fear is related to the specific behaviors of escape and avoidance,whereas anxiety is the result threats that are perceived to be uncontrollable or unvoidable.[4]Another view is that anxiety is "a future-oriented mood state in which one is ready or prepared to attempt to cope with upcoming negative events "[5]suggesting that it is a distinction between future vs present dangers that divides anxiety and fear.Anxiety is considered to be a normal reaction to stress.Passer et al.(2008)suggest that anxiety is the state of tension and apprehension that is a natural response to perceived threat[6].It may help a person to deal with a difficult situation,for example at work or at school,by prompting one to cope with it.When anxiety becomes excessive,it may fall under the classification of an anxiety disorder.[7]Physical effects of anxiety may include heart palpitations,muscle weakness and tension,fatigue,nausea,chest pain,shortness of breath,stomach aches,or headaches.The body prepares to deal with a threat:blood pressure and heart rate are increased,sweating is increased,blood flow to the major musle groups in increased,and immune and digestive system functions are inhibited(the fight or flight response).External signs of anxiety may include pale skin,sweating,trembling,and pupillary dilation.Someone who has anxiety might also experience it as a sense of dread or panic.Although panic attacks are not experienced by every person who has anxiety,they are a common symptom.Panic attacks usually come without warning,and although the fear is generally irrational,the perception of danger is very real.A person experiencing a panic attack will often feel as if he or she is about to die or pass out.Anxiety does not only consist of physical effects;there are many emotional ones as well.They include "feelings of apprehension or dread,trouble concentrating,feeling tense or jumpy,anticipating the worst,irritability,restlessness,watching(and waiting)for signs(and occurrences)of danger,and,feeling like your mind's gone blank"[8]as well as "night-mares/bad dreams,dejavu,a trapped in your mind feeling,and feeling like everything is scary."[9]Mood affective symptoms can include feelings of danger,fear,doom and dread and can lead to the withdrawal from situations were these feelings may be perceived(Barker 2003).[10]"You may...fear that the chest pains[a physical symptom of anxiety]are a deadly heart attack or that the shooting pains in your head[another physical symptom of anxiety]are he result of a tumor or aneurysm.You feel an intense fear when you think of dying,or you may think of it more often than normal,or can't get it out of your mind".[11]

Monday, November 8, 2010

"Abdominal Obesity"

Abdominal obesity,colloquially known as belly fat or clinically as central obesity,is the accumulation of abdominal fat resulting in an increase in waist size.There is a strong correlation between central obesity and cardiovascular disease.[1] Visceral fat,also known as organ fat or intro-abdominal fat,is located inside the peritoneal cavity,packed in between internal organs and torso,as opposed to subcutaneous fat which is found underneath the skin,and intramuscular fat which is found interspersed in skeletal muscle.Visceral fat is composed of several adipose depots including including mesenteric,epididymal white adipose tissue(EWAT)and perirenal fat.An excess of visceral fat is known as central obesity,the "pot belly"or "beer belly" effect,in which the abdomen protrudes excessively.This body type is also known as "apple shaped",as opposed to "pear shaped",in which fat is deposited on the hips and buttocks.Causes-The immediate cause of obesity is net energy imbalance-the organism consumes more usable calories than it expends,wastes,or discards via elimination.The specific cause of central distribution of fat is also not well understood [citation needed].In humans,central obesity is correlated with overeating and a sedentary lifestyle.Hypercortisolism,such as in Cushing's syndrome also leads to central obesity.Many prescription drugs can also have side effects resulting in obesity [citation needed].Because fat in the midsection,specifically in fat cells deposits deep in the abdomen.[2] Diagnosis-While central obesity can be obvious just by looking at the naked body(see the picture),the severity of central obesity is determined by taking waist and hip measurements.The absolute waist circumference(>102 centimetres(40in) in men and >88 centimetres(35in) in women)and the waist-hip ratio(>0.9 for men and >0.85 for women)[3] are both used as measures of central obesity.A differential diagnosis includes distinguishing central obesity from ascites and intestinal bloating.In the cohort of 15,000 people participating in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey,waist circumference explained obesity-related health risk better than the body mass index(or BMI) when metabolic syndrome was taken as an outcome measure and this difference was statistically significant.In other words,excessive waist circumference appears to be more of a risk factor for metabolic syndrome than BMI.[4] An increasing acceptance of the importance of central obesity within the medical profession as an indicator of health risk has led to new developments in obesity diagnosis such as the Body Volume Index,which measures central obesity by measuring a person's body shape and their weight distribution.BVI is based upon the principle that excess abdominal weight,measured by part volume,constitutes a greater health risk.Recent validation has concluded that total and regional body volume estimates correlate positively and significantly with all biomarkers of cardio-vascular risk.[5] Health risks-Central obesity is associated with a statistically higher risk of heart disease,hypertension,insulin resistance,and Diabetes Mellitus Type2.Belly fat is a symptom of metabolic syndrome,and is an indicator used in the diagnosis of that disorder.[6][7][8] Central obesity can be a feature of lipodystrophies,a group of diseases which is either inherited,or due to secondary causes(often protease inhibitors,a group of medication against AIDS).Central obesity is a symptom of Cushing's syndrome[9] and is also common in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS).Central obesity is associated with glucose intolerance and dyslipidemia.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

"Suprising Health Benefits of Sex"(Web MD -By Kathleen Doheny)

Sex Relieves Stress-A big health benefit of sex is lower blood pressure and overall stress reduction,according to researchers from Scotland who reported their findings in the journal Biological Psychology.They studied 24 women and 22 men who kept records of their sexual activity.Then the researchers subjected them to stressful situations such as speaking in public and doing verbal arithmetic and noted their blood pressure response to stress.Those who had intercourse had better responses to stress than those who engaged in other sexual behaviors or abstained.Another study published in the same journal found that frequent intercourse was associated with lower diastolic blood pressure in cohabiting participants.Yet other research found a link between partner hugs and lower blood pressure in women.Sex Boosts Immunity-Good sexual health may mean better physical health.Having sex once or twice a week has been linked with higher levels of an antibody called immunoglobulin A or lgA,which can protect you from getting colds and infections.Scientists at Wikes University in Wikes-Barre,Pa.,took samples of saliva,which contain lgA,from 112 college students who reported the frequency of  sex they had.Those in the "frequent"group--once or twice a week--had higher levels of lgA than those in the other three groups--who reported being abstinent,having sex less than once a week,or having it very often,three or more times weekly.Sex Burns Calories-Thirty minutes of sex burns 85 calories or more.It may not sound like much,but it adds up :42 half-hour sessions will burn 3,570 calories,more than enough to lose a pound.Doubling up,you could drop that pound 21 hour-long sessions."Sex is a great mode of exercise,"says Patti Britton,PhD,a Los Angeles sexologist and president of the American Association of Sexuality Educators and Therapists.It takes work,from both a physical and psychological perspective,to do it well,she says.Sex Improves Cardiovascular Health-While some older folks may worry that the efforts expended during sex could cause a stroke,that's not so,according to researchers from England.In a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,scientists found frequency of sex was not associated with stroke in the 914 men they followed for 20 years.And the heart health of sex don't end there.The researchers also found that having sex twice or more a week reduced the risk of fatal heart attack by half for the men,compared with those who had less sex than once a month.Sex Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk-Frequent ejaculations,especially in 20 something men,may reduce the risk of prostate cancer later in life,Australian researchers reported in the British Journal of Urology International.When they followed men diagnosed with prostate cancer and those without,they found no association of prostate cancer with number of sexual partners as the men reached their 30s,40s,and 50s.But they found men who had five or more ejaculations weekly while in their 20s reduced their risk of getting prostate cancer later by a third.Another study reported in the journal of the American Medical Association,found that frequent ejaculations,21 or more a month,were linked to lower prostate cancer risk in older men,as well,compared with less frequent ejaculations of four to seven monthly...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"About Alzheimer's Disease"

Alzheimer's disease (AD) also called Alzheimer's disease,senile dementia of the Alzheimer type (SDAT) primary degenerative dementia of the Alzheimer's type (PDDAT),or Alzheimer's-is the most common form of dementia.This incurable,degenerative,and terminal disease was first described by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Alois Alzheimer in 1906 and was named after him.[1] Most often,it is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age,[2] although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer's can occur much earlier.In 2006,there were 26.6 million sufferers worldwide.Alzheimer's is predicted to affect 1 in 85 people globally by 2050[3] Although the course of Alzheimer's disease is unique for every individual,there are many common symptoms.[4] The earliest observable symptoms are often mistakenly thought to be 'age-related concerns,or manifestations or stress.[5] In the early stages,the most commonly recognised symptom is inability to acquire new memories,such as difficulty in recalling recently observed facts.When AD is suspected,the diagnosis is usually confirmed with behavioral assessments and cognitive tests,often followed by a brain scan if available.[6] As the disease advances,symptoms include confusion,irritability and aggression,mood swings,language breakdown,long-term memory loss,and the general withdrawal of the sufferer as their senses decline.[5][7] Gradually,bodily functions are lost,ultimately leading to death.[8] Individual prognosis is difficult to assess,as the duration of the disease varies.AD develops for an indeterminate period of time before becoming fully apparent,and it can progress undiagnosed for years.The mean life expectancy following diagnosis is approximately seven years.[9] Fewer than three percent of individuals live more than fourteen years after diagnosis.[10] The cause and progression of Alzheimer's disease are not well understood.Research indicates that the disease is associated with plaques and tangles in the brain.[11] Currently used treatments offer a small symptomatic benefit,no treatments to delay or hault the progression of the disease are as yet available.As of 2008,more than 500 clinical trials have been conducted for identification of a possible treatment for AD,but it is unknown if any of the tested intervention strategies will show promising results.[12] A number of non-invasive,life-style habits have been suggested for the prevention of Alzheimer's disease,but there is a lack of adequate evidence for a link between these recommendations and reduced degeneration.Mental stimulation,exercise,and a balanced diet are suggested,as both a possible prevention and a sensible way of managing the disease.[13]

Monday, October 25, 2010


Resveratrol(3,5,4-trihydroxy-transstibene)is a phytoalexin produced naturally by several plants when under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi.Resveratrol is currently a topic of numerous animal and human studies into its effects.The effects of resveratrol on the lifespan of many model organisms remain controversial,with uncertain effects in fruit flies,nematode worms,[1] and short lived fish.In mouse and rat experiments,anti-cancer,anti-inflammatory,blood-sugar-lowering and other beneficial cardiovascular effects of resveratrol have been reported.Most of these results have yet to be replicated in humans.In the only positive human trial,extremely high doses(3-5g)of resveratrol in a proprietary formulation have been necessary to significantly lower blood sugar.[2] Despite mainstream press alleging resveratrol's anti-aging effects,[3] there is little present basis for the application of these claims to mammals.Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes and is a constituent of red wine,but apparently not in sufficient[citation needed] amounts to explain the French Paradox.Resveratrol has also been produced by chemical synthesis(metabolic engineered microorganisms)[5] and is sold as a nutritional supplement derived primarily from Japanese Knotweed...

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the exttent that it may have an adverse effect on health,leading to reduced life expectancy and /or increased health problems.[1][2] Body mass index (BMI),a measurement which compares weight and height,defines people as overweight(pre-obese) when their BMI is between 25kg/m2 and 30kg/m2.[3] Obesity increases the likelihood of various diseases,particulary heart disease,type2 diabetes,breathing difficulties during sleep,certain types of cancer,and osteoarthritis.[2] Obesity is the most commonly caused by a combination of excessive dietary calories,lack of physical activity,and genetic susceptibility,although a few cases are caused primarily by genes,endocrine disorders,medications or psychiatric illnes.Evidence to support the view that some obese people eat little yet gain weight due to a slow metabolism is limited;on average obese people have greater energy than their thin counterparts due to the energy required to maintain an increased body mass.[4][5] The primary treatment for obesity dieting and physical exercise.To supplement this,or in case of failure,anti-obesity drugs may be taken to reduced appetite or inhibit fat absorption.In severe cases,surgery is performed or an intragastric balloon is placed to reduced stomach volume and /or bowel lenght,leading to earlier satiation and reduced ability to absorb nutrients from food [6][7] Obesity is a leading cause of death worldwide,with increasing prevalence in adults and children,and authorities view it as one of the most serious public health problems of the 21st century.[8] Obesity is stigmatized in much of the modern world (particulary in the Western World),though it was widely perceived as a symbol of wealth and fertility at other times in history,and still is in some parts of the world.[2][9]

Friday, October 22, 2010


Electrolyte is any substance containing free ions that make the substance electrically conductive.The most typical electrolyte is an ionic solution,but molten electrolytes and solid electrolytes are also possible.Electrolytes commonly exist as solutions of acids,bases or salts.Furthermore,some gases may act as electrolytes under conditions of high temperature or low pressure.Electrolyte solutions can result from the dissolution of some biological(e.g.,DNA,polypeptides)and synthetic polymers(e.g.,polystyrene sulfonate),termed plyelectrolytes,which contain charged functional groups.Electrolyte solutions are normally formed when a salt is placed into a solvent such as water and the individual components dissociate due to the thermodynamic interactions between solvent and solute molecules,in a process called solvation.For example,when table salt,NaCl,is placed in water,the salt(a solid)dissolves into its component ions,according to the dissociation reaction Na Cl(s)>Na+(aq)+Cl-(aq).It is also possible for substances to react with water when they are added to it,producing ions,e.g.,carbon dioxide gas dissolves in water to produce a solution which contains hydronium,carbonate,and hydrogen carbonate ions.Note that molten salts can be electrolytes as well.For instance,when sodium chloride is molten,the liquid conducts electricity.An electrolyte in a solution may be described as concentrated if it has a high concentration of ions,or dilute if it has a low concentration.If a high proportion of the solute dissociates to form free ions,the electrolyte is strong;if most of the solute does not dissociate,the electrolyte is weak.The properties of electrolytes may be exploited using electrolysis to extract constituent elements and compounds contained within the solution...

Thursday, October 21, 2010

"About Turmeric"

Turmeric(Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family,Zingiberaceae.It is a native to tropical South Asia and needs temperatures between 20C and 30C,and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive.Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes,and reseeded from some of those rhizomes the following season.The rhizomes are boiled for several hours and then dried in hot ovens,after which they are ground into a deep orange-yellow powder commonly used as a spice in curries and other South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine,for dyeing,and to impact color to mustard condiments.It's active ingredient is curcumin and it has a distincly earthly,slightly bitter,slightly hot peppery flavor and a mustardy smell.In medieval Europe,turmeric became known as Indian Saffron,since it was widely used as an alternative to the far more expensive saffron spice...

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"About Diabetes"

Diabetes mellitus,often simply referred to as diabetes-is a group metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar,either because the body does not produce enough insulin,or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced.This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria(frequent urination),polydipsia(increased thirst)and polyphagia(increased hunger).The three main types of diabetes*Type 1 diabetes: results from the body's failure to produce insulin,and presently requires the person to inject insulin(Also referred to as insulin-dependant diabetes mellitus,IDDM for short,and juvenile diabetes.)*Type 2 diabetes: results from insulin resistance,a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly,sometimes combined with an absolute insulin defeciency.*Gestational diabetes: is when pregnant women,who have never had diabetes before,have a high blood glucose level during pregnancy.It may precede development of type 2 DM...

Monday, October 18, 2010

"The Effects Of Stress"

Common symptoms of stress include*A fast heartbeat*A headcche*A stiff neck and /or tight shoulders*Back pain*Fast breathing*Sweating,and sweaty palms*An upset stomach,nausea,or diarrhea*Immune System.Constant stress can make you more likely to get sick more often.And if you have a chronic illness such as AIDS.Stress can make your symptoms worse*Stomach.If you have stomach
 problems,such gastroesophageal reflux disease(GERD),peptic ulcer disease,irritable bowel syndrome,or ulcerative colitis*Reproductive organs.Stress is linked to low fertility,erection problems,problems during pregnancy,and painful menstrual periods*Lungs.Stress can make symptoms of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease(COPD) worse*Skin.Skin problems such as acne and psoriasis are made worse by stress.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

"Muscles Of The Face"

The neck is a seperate set of muscles and plays a huge roll in the jobs done by the face.The platysma is a broad thin plane of musclar fibers beneath the skin on each side of the neck.It extends all the way from the Pectoral and Deltoid muscles to the jaw line.If the muscles are not toned the face will sag and portray and older look.If all the muscles are toned the face will have a natural lift,the skin will be smoother and younger looking and the general appearance will be brighter.Because all of these muscles are interconnected,they must work together.Want more information log on @

Thursday, October 14, 2010

"The Present Moment" (by Swami Vivekananda)

We are responsible for what we are,and whatever wish ourselves to be,we have the power to make ourselves.If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions,it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in the future can be produced by our present actions;so we have to know how to act...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"A Message About The Skin"

It is a must and should that in all angles your diet should be complete in the sense it should have all the vitamins,minerals and required nutrients in appropriate proportions needed by the body and the skin.Working towards an anti-aging,wrinkle-free skin,can easily be achieved with proper reference to facial exercises,Nutrition and Anti-aging lifestyle and a good skin care regime to avoid wrinkles would include cleaning,toning,moisturizing,sun protection and also skin treatments for wrinkle free skin...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Top 2010 Diets"

A comprehensive evaluation of the products which have the best potential to help you reach your weight loss goals safely,effectively,and permanently...So log on @

Monday, October 11, 2010

"Natural Skin Care Recipes:Soups(by Kimberly Day)"

The best natural skin care around is hydration.In addition to drinking the recommended eight glasses of water a day.You should also eat foods high in water and mineral content.An easy way to this is with soup*Stawberry Soup* (serves 6) 2 pints strawberries,sliced...2 tablespoon orange juice...1 cup coconut yogurt...1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract...1 cup rice milk...1/4 cup all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth...served chilled (recipe 2)>*Watermelon Gazpacho(serves 6) 6 cups watermelon,cubed...1/4 cup orange juice...2tablespoon xylitol...3tablespoon fresh lime juice...2 tablespoon fresh mint,chopped...1/8 teaspoon all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth...served chilled...

Friday, October 8, 2010

"Why Water Is So Important"

Water is an important part of your daily bodily functions,so it is important to continually replenish it.Each day,your body loses 2-3 quarts of water through sweat,urination,excretion and breathing.The body loses even more water if you exercise,live in hot or dry climates,consume high fiber diets,and consume caffeine or alcohol.It is recommended to drink 8-10 cups of fluid a day.Signs of illnesses,such as fever,vomiting or diarrhea,cause your body to loose additional fluids.In these cases,you should drink more fluids and may even need oral rehydration solutions like Gatorade or Powerade.Bladder infections and urinary tract stones also require increased water intake.On the other hand,conditions such as heart failure and certain conditions relating to the kidney,liver or adrenal glands may impair excretion of water and may require a limited fluid intake...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

"Protein For A Healthy Diet"

Protein is an essential part of your diet.Your muscles rely on protein for healthy maintenance and growth.Various bodily systems,such as the digestive,circulatory,respiratory and immune systems,rely on protein to function properly.There are various ways to determine the amount of protein you should have in your diet.General guidelines are provided by the USDA(United States Department of Agriculture)...

"Something On Potassium"

Potassium is a mineral found in many foods,especially milk,fruits,and vegatables.It affects how steadily your heart beats .Healthy kidneys keep the right amount of potassium in the blood to keep the heart beating at a steadily pace.Normal blood potassium levels for adults are 3.5 to 5.0mmol/L.Critical levels for renal patients are 5.5mmol/L or greater...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

"A Way To A Healthy Heart"

*Total fat intake should be less than 30 percent of total calories daily*Saturated fatty acid intake should be less than 10 percent of total calories daily*Polyunsaturated fatty acid intake should be no more than 10 percent of total calories daily*Monounsaturated fatty acids make up the rest of total fat intake,about 10 to 15 percent of total calories daily*Cholesterol intake should be no more than 300 milligrams per day*Sodium intake should be no more than 3000 milligrams per day*Beware of chemicals in your food like caffeine,MSG,and other food additives...

Monday, October 4, 2010

"This Helps The Body To Deal with Stress"

A diet rich in walnuts and walnut oil may prepare the body to deal better with stress,according to a team of Penn State researchers who looked at how these foods,which contain polyunsaturated fats,influence blood pressure at rest and under stress...

Sunday, October 3, 2010

"The Benefits Of Raw Garlic"

"When garlic is chopped or crushed,this action produces two sulfides,allicin sulfides and diallyl sulfides.These sulfides are what produce all the health benefits of garlic[a healthy immune system].Roasted garlic has no medicinal value because it is whole and it has cooked to a high temperature.Diallyl sulfides will survive cooking,but it's medicinal value is not as high as the allicin sulfides.Cooking chopped garlic will degrade the allicin,and microwaving it will destroy it all together.To get the best health benefits from garlic,chop the garlic or press it into some olive oil and leave it for about 15 minutes.Add it to the meal at the very end of cooking,or even to the plate once it's been served .The smaller the pieces of garlic,the more sulfides produced and the more medicinal value it will have.Also,organic garlic bulbs will have a stronger taste,which means more sulfur content resulting in more medicinal value."

Saturday, October 2, 2010

"Benefits Of Green Tea"

*Green Tea is high in Vitamin C,D,and K as well riboflavin* Contains minerals such as calcium,iron,and zinc* Contains Green Tea polyphenols which are important in fighting cancer particulary in the gastrointestinal tract including the stomach,pancreas and colon* Scientists in Asia and the West have produced evidence of the benefits tea offers.In 1994 the Journal Of The National Cancer Institute published a report relating to a epidemiological study suggesting that drinking Green Tea reduced the risk of esophageal cancer in both Chinese men and women by nearly sixty percent.

"A Certain Type Of Fiber"

A university research found that a low-fat,high-fiber diet resulted in three times more weight loss than a low-fat,low-fiber diet.Part of the reason might be because fiber helps move fat through your system rather than letting your body absorb it.Because fiber is harder to digest,it brings fat along with it as it passes through the digestive tract.Your body also works harder,burning more calories,trying to digest it.What's more,there's a certain type of fiber out there called resistant starch.While most fiber is difficult to digest,this fiber( found in patatoes,corn and rice) literally resist it,hence it's name.Resistance starch gets fermented when it reaches the large intestine,a process that creates beneficial fatty acids,including one that may actually block the body's ability to burn carbohydrates.