Archive for the ‘Conditions and Diseases’ Category

What is COMMON about the Common Cold?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

When the common cold has you in its clutches, it’s not a welcome guest to say the least. Sore throat, sneezing, aching body and runny nose are the infamous signs of a cold.

We all recognize the symptoms. “Tough it out,” and “it will last just a few days,” are not particularly comforting words to us while undergoing the common cold’s punishment.

Homocysteine and Cardiovascular Disease

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Cardiovascular disease remains by far the leading cause of premature death for men and women in the U.S., the disease itself the consequence of a variety of factors, both hereditary and environmental.

Of the major risk factors, namely, high low-density lipoprotein (LDL), cholesterol and/or low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, old age, male gender, premature menopause in women, hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus and a family history of heart attack, three are related to diet: HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, hypertension and diabetes. Much research time has been spent exploring potential dietary intervention strategies and preventative measures.

Exercising With Diabetes

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

There are three types of diabetes: type I diabetes, type II diabetes and gestational diabetes. Each form shares some defect in relation to insulin. Insulin affects the way the body uses food for fuel and is an essential hormone that regulates glucose, fat and protein metabolism.

Carbohydrate, or glucose, is the fuel most readily available for uses by the cells and is the body’s main energy source. In people with diabetes, the pancreas produces little or no insulin or the body’s cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. (more…)

How I Cured My Allergies To Pollen

Friday, March 5th, 2010

How I Cured My Allergies To Pollen
Or – Honey You Shrunk The Sneeze!
My mother used to tell me stories of how, when she was a child, her mother would force her to swallow a spoonful of cod liver oil every day. Mama said it reeked of nastiness and she would always relate this story every time I was sick and fighting her about taking my medicine.

Foods to Help Tendonitis

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, usually due to injury. Tendons are fibers which attach muscle to bone and lie in a sheath for easy and smooth manoeuvering. Eating your way to better health is the way to go.

Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, usually due to injury. Tendons are fibers which attach muscle to bone and lie in a sheath for easy and smooth manoeuvering. Well known as tennis elbow, tendonitis can affect any tendons of any joint. The shoulder and the Achilles tendon at the heel are at high risk for tendon injuries.

How to Prevent Osteoporosis

Friday, December 11th, 2009

You’re never too young to know about osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease of bone loss in which bonesĀ  become thin, weak and brittle, making them more susceptible to fractures. Even though the manifestations of the disease mainly occur in women after menopause, bone loss begins when you are young and occurs throughout life.

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