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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Title:
Diabetes And Its Causes

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Summary:
Diabetes is a group of associated diseases in which the body is unable to regulate the amount of sugar (glucose) into the blood. The cells does not respond in type2 diabetes. In  this type of case the blood sugar levels gets too high instigating prolonged severe complications.


Keywords:
diabetes, insulin, pancreas, genes, insulin, genetics


Article Body:
Diabetes is a group of associated diseases in which the body is unable to regulate the amount of sugar (glucose) into the blood. The cells does not respond in type2 diabetes. In this type of case the blood sugar levels gets too high instigating prolonged severe complications.

Researchers have identified various genes related with the growth of type 1 diabetes. The customary belief about the etiology, cause, of type 1 diabetes is that although someone may have a genetic inclination for developing type 1 diabetes, environmental triggers such as virus, toxin, drug are responsible to initiate the autoimmune process which causes type 1 diabetes by destroying insulin-producing pancreatic beta cells.

Type 1 Diabetes influences only 5 % of all diabetics. By the researchers point of view it is by far the worst of the two types. In type 1 the cells which create insulin are destroyed - an autoimmune reaction causing dependence on outside sources of insulin. Up till now there is no clinical cure for type 1 diabetes.

In type 2 diabetes the cell receptors that respond to insulin either do not work completely or not causing insulin resistance up to the mark. The most frequent and common risk factors for Type 2 Diabetes are age factor, inactive lifestyle and being overweighed. Heredity also plays the vital role in it

Type 2 Diabetes is given the name as the disease of lifestyle. Certainly it is seen in lot of people, as you go older day by day your metabolism slows down, you start gaining weight, and as a result you are less active and more sedentary-an obvious reasons for the disease.

Genetics: A Risk Factor Diabetes
It is seen that native people with high percentage of Indian blood are more often to develop diabetes. There is no certain reason that why this genetic disorder occurs, but one theory is that at one time when food was not in plenty, the body adjusted for these incline times by storing extra fat for this purpose.

The Other Factors:
If you have been detected with any problems with your circulation, had an heart attack or a stroke, or if you have got high blood pressure you may be at an increased risk of diabetes or it may be the dawn of this disease in you.

Pregnant women can build up a short-term type of diabetes – gestational diabetes. Having this symptoms and delivering a large baby, can boost the risk of a woman going to develop severe diabetes in the future.

Risk Factors Controlled By You:
Family history: In this type of case risk of having diabetes is high, if you have a close relative such as parent, brother, or sister with diabetes. Gestational diabetes, or delivered a baby who weighs more than 9 pounds. Women who have diabetes during pregnancy or have a large baby are at larger risk for diabetes later in future, usually type 2 diabetes.
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title:Diabetes and its Management
author:Sahil Mehta
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Diabetes and its Management
Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most costly burdensome chronic diseases of our time and is condition that is increasing in epidemic population in the whole world. The complications resulting from the diseases are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and are associated with failure of various organs such as the eyes, kidneys and nerves. Diabetics are also at a significantly higher risk for coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke and they have a greater likelihood of having hypertension dyslipidemia and obesity.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a serious disorder of the glands, of pancreas to be exact, called Madhumeha in Ayurveda. It is one of the most insidious disorders of the metabolism and, if left undiagnosed, may lead to rapid emaciation and ultimately death.
What are the types of Diabetes?
According to Ayurveda Diabetes is of two types: Diabetes Mellitus- Insulin dependent Juvenile Diabetes (IDDM-Type I) in which the body is unable to produce insulin and Non Insulin Dependent Adult Onset Diabetes (NIDDM-Type II) in which the pancreas produces insulin, but it is insufficient for reducing the blood glucose to normal levels.
What are the common symptoms of Type- 1 Diabetes?
Some of the common symptoms of Type- 1 Diabetes are:

Excessive Thirst
Frequent urination
Unexplained weight loss
Irritability
Weakness
Fatigue

What are the common symptoms of Type- 2 Diabetes?
Some of the common symptoms of Type- 2 Diabetes are:

Loss off weight
Numbness in hands or feet.
Uncontrolled infections
Pain in the limbs
Inflammatory chest infections
Dimness of vision, contrast
Excessive thirst
Body weakness

What are the different tests for Diabetes?
Urine Test: Some chemicals are added to a few drops of urine. Colour change indicates presence of glucose in urine.
Blood Test: In this, blood is taken to test the glucose level. This is more accurate test to confirm diabetes
Which parts of my body are affected by Diabetes?
Blood Vessels: Higher level of glucose damage the blood vessels. As a result of this most of the diabetic complications occur in blood vessels.
Heart: Diabetes affects the heart by: Increasing the amount of fat in blood and increasing the amount of homocysteine in blood.
Kidney: In diabetes because of increased levels of glucose, kidneys have to do extra work to retain essential substances and separate waste products to produce urine. This affects the small blood vessels and their capacity to filter. After many years of work, it leads to kidney failure.
Eyes: Diabetes affects blood vessels of the eyes. Damage to these blood vessels leads to eye problems like: Damage to retina, Cataract or total loss of vision
Foot: Damage to blood vessels reduces blood flow to the feet and increases risk of developing foot ulcers and infections.
Nerves: High glucose level for a long time damages nerves. Nerve damage reduces sensation in some parts of body which may lead to: Numbness and tingling, Fainting and dizziness
How do I know if my diabetes medicines are working?
Learn to test your blood glucose. Ask your doctor about the best testing tools for you and how often to test. After you test your blood glucose, write down your blood glucose test results. Then ask your doctor teacher if your diabetes medicines are working. A good blood glucose reading before meals is between 70 and 140 mg/dL.
Ask your doctor about how low or how high your blood glucose should get before you take action. For many people, blood glucose is too low below 70 mg/dL and too high above 240 mg/dL.
One other number to know is the result of a blood test your doctor does called the A1C. It shows your blood glucose control during the past 2 to 3 months. For most people, the target for A1C is less than 7 percent.
Home Remedies for Diabetes:
The best remedy for this disease is the bitter gourd, better known as ‘karela’. Eat this vegetable as often as you can or have at least one tablespoon of karela juice daily to reduce blood sugar levels in your blood and urine.
Amla, due to its vitamin C content is effective in controlling diabetes. A tablespoon of its juice, mixed with a cup of fresh bitter-gourd juice, taken daily for two months will secrete the pancreas and enable it to secrete insulin.
Take ten tulsi leaves, ten neem leaves and ten belpatras with a glass of water early morning on an empty stomach. It will work wonders in keeping your sugar levels under control.
The leaves of Butea tree are very useful in diabetes. They reduce blood sugar and are useful in glycousia.
Take two teaspoons of powdered Fenugreek seeds with milk. Two teaspoons of the seeds can also be swallowed whole, daily.
Eat 10 fresh fully grown curry leaves every morning for three months. It prevent diabetes due to heredity factors. It also cures diabetes due to obesity.
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title:Diabetes and Your Eyesight
author:Lucy Nicholas
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4212.shtml
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What does diabetes mean to a common man? Sugar? But it’s not that simple. Diabetes is a multi-organ disease that affects almost all parts of the body simultaneously and eyes are most commonly affected. The side affects of diabetes can be prevented or delayed by being in touch with doctors.
Early diagnosis and treatment goes a long way in preserving good eyesight throughout life. Sometimes, diabetes may be first detected by manifestations in the eye like infections, boils, styes, recurrent redness, mild haziness of vision, double vision, frequent change of glasses for reading, difficulty in focusing near or distance, difficulty in driving especially at night, glare etc. as these signs also appear in established diabetic patients. In the presence of these suspicious symptoms or when in doubt it’s wise to have detailed eye testing from a specialist.
The main affect of diabetes on eyes is a matter of concern since it can cause permanent untreatable blindness - diabetic retinopathy. In simple terms it means diabetic affects or deposition on retina of the eye. In early stages diabetic retinopathy many not have any symptom to warn you of it happening inside the eye. This can only be detected by detailed, meticulous examination of the retina. This early detection is only possible by awareness and understanding of the disease, regular eye examination, minimum once a year, unless told otherwise by the eye surgeon, early referrals by diabetologists, endocrinologists, treating physicians and general doctors, all of whom need to get their diabetic patients cleared of diabetic retinopathy, off and on, as they do to rule out other complications of the disease.
In fact, in this early stage, when there may be just a thickening of the retina or presence of tiny blood clots due to diabetes, called CSME, even in the presence of normal 6/6 vision, laser treatment benefits the patient the most. If diabetic retinopathy is diagnosed at a later stage, it progresses to severe stage with abundance of hemorrhages, exudates and fluids and formation of new blood vessels, ultimately leading to complete blindness due to total bleeding inside the eye, which requires major eye surgery to retrieve a little bit of vision that could have been almost 100 percent in earlier stages.
Uncontrolled diabetes and diet, blood pressure, excess weight and cigarette smoking are not good associations. It is absolutely necessary to get your eyes tested when your treatment is shifted from oral drugs to insulin because the latter can cause start/worsening of diabetic changes in the retina, and that too at a fast speed. Diabetic retinopathy in pregnancy should be carefully monitored. Cataract surgery can worsen the retinal condition and get it checked immediately after the surgery. Diabetes can also cause fast maturation of cataract.

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title:Diabetes Associations
author:Peter Lenkefi
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2231.shtml
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A person with diabetes needs to acquire the necessary education and knowledge about his condition in order to know how to avoid the onset of acute or chronic complications, and to be able to attack and swiftly remedy any problem. This way life can be enjoyable, healthy, productive, and happy and, above all, free of complications.
Diabetes associations are the perfect places where  people with Diabetes and their families will be able to find  all kinds of Diabetes related information and education that they need, from  from the most basic and simple to the most complex and in-depth aspects concerning to this “Life condition”.
There are lots of leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. These associations are dedicated to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
To fulfill this mission they funds research, publishes scientific findings, provides information and other services to people with diabetes, their families, health professionals and the public. They also actively involved in advocating for scientific research and for the rights of people with diabetes. They usually provide consumer information on many diabetes-related topics---meal planning, exercise, complications of diabetes, nutrition, and more. They often work with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal governments and policy-makers to ensure they recognize diabetes as one of the most significant public health issues in World today, and take action to address it.
Some of the pioneer diabetic associations who are providing commendable contribution in the fight against diabetics are listed below.

AUSTRALIA
Diabetes Australia
517 Phipps Place
Deakin ACT 2600
Australia
Tel. 61-6-2835277

UNITED KINGDOM
British Diabetes Association
10 Queen Anne Street
London WIM OBD
Tel.44-71/323-1531

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
American Diabetes Association
1660 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel. 1-800-2323472 (USA only)
1-703-549-1500

SWEDEN
Swedish Diabetic Association
P.O. Box 1545
S 171 29 Solna
Tel. 46-8/629 85 80

Swedish Endocrine Society
c/o Adamson Dept. of Medicine
Danderyd Hospital
s-18288 Danderyd
Tel. 46-1/6556413

SWITZERLAND
Swiss Diabetes Association
Forchstrasse 95
CH-8032 Zurich
Tel.41-1/383 13 15

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title:Diabetes Awareness: I'll Wait 'til it Hurts
author:David Anderson
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1027.shtml
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I'll Wait 'til it Hurts
"If it ain't broke, most people don't fix it."
Do you know if you have diabetes?
Did you know type 2 diabetes symptoms only become “obvious” once the disease has substantially progressed?
By the time many type 2 diabetics (and often their doctors) realize action is necessary, the disease, with its destructive high blood sugars, has been silently damaging their body for years.
Complications to the blood vessels and tissues of your eyes, feet, heart, kidneys, and other organs, are likely well underway.
You visit the doctor because you feel bad, and you wish to feel better. You react to the symptoms of perceived illness. This is understandable, but does not allow much room for prevention or early detection of diabetes.
Of course this idea, “Don't see the doctor 'til it hurts,” comes from our “busier-then-ever” lifestyles. But to blame, to point fingers after the damage has started is as pointless as is the leaping bungee-jumper's complaint that his equipment has just failed. It's a little late to talk about why. Some problems are better prevented.
If you have type 2 diabetes, you know most of the time you don't feel very bad. You might think that because you don't feel very bad, it isn't very serious, and you don't have to do anything about it just now. "I'll wait 'til it hurts" ...You couldn't be more wrong.
Diabetes damages your body with high blood sugars. It doesn't care whether your sugars are high from type 2, type 1, or some other cause — if they're up, they're doing damage. Type 2 diabetics who let their sugars run “because they don't feel bad” are doing serious damage to their eyes, kidneys, hearts, and nervous systems.
Suppose you have diabetes, and don't want the complications. Suppose you don't know you have diabetes, but you're from a high-risk group (maybe someone in your family has or had diabetes), and you want to cut the risks. Or, suppose you just want to feel better.
It's all the same — Your early detection, education, and prevention work best.
Don't wait 'til it hurts. Ask your doctor about diabetes and have your blood sugar checked several times a year.
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title:Diabetes Breakthrough Helps Diabetics Fight Back!
author:Troy Simon
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Have you heard about the diabetes breakthrough that lowers blood sugar levels by 30% in 30 days? The all natural Diabetic Pack was developed with Nobel Prize Winning Science. This FoodMatrix biotechnology has a 4 year proven track record of helping take diabetics off insulin and oral medications.
Today, most people with diabetes are only treating the symptoms and not getting to the root of the problem. Furthermore, most medications given to diabetics are compounding problems instead of getting to the source. The best way to manage diabetes is to get to the root causes.
FoodMatrix nutrient biotechnology has been proven in over 80 clinical studies. Even the U.S. California District Court has ruled that FoodMatrix claims are valid.
The reason FoodMatrix works so well, especially for type 2 diabetics, is because it operates at the cellular level and addresses a key problem that every type 2 diabetic has. Your cells simply do not process blood sugar like they should and these nutrients help your body metabolize blood sugar more efficiently.
If you are either type 1 diabetic, type 2 diabetic, or pre-diabetic who is mildly or heavily dependent on insulin or prescription medications, then the FoodMatrix Diabetic Pack is the nutrional support you need.
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title:Diabetes Can Be Deadly - Know What To Do
author:News Canada
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(NC)-Food is your body's fuel to provide energy to enjoy an active lifestyle. Healthy bodies produce insulin to convert sugar in the blood into energy. For people with diabetes, the body does not produce sufficient insulin and sugar builds up instead of becoming energy. Diabetics have to be careful with diet and exercise and may take insulin regularly to control their condition.
Sometimes a person with diabetes can have a medical emergency from an insulin imbalance. Insulin shock happens when a diabetic needs sugar. This condition escalates rapidly and can be caused by taking too much insulin, a lack of food or too much exercise.
Symptoms of insulin shock

Pulse and breathing are rapid and shallow.
Skin is sweaty, pale and cold.
The casualty is disoriented, irritable or aggressive.
The person may stagger, tremble or have difficulty speaking.

First aid for diabetic emergencies
Knowing what to do in a diabetic crisis can save a life.

Assess the individual and send for medical help.
Place an unconscious casualty in the recovery position and monitor pulse and breathing.
If a conscious casualty can tell you what they need, assist them to find and take their medication.
If the person is too confused to understand what is needed, give them something sweet to eat or drink - sugar may help.

St. John Ambulance has training courses to help you to learn to save a life. For more information, see the office in your area or check us out online at www.sja.ca.
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title:Diabetes Facts and Statistics
author:Renee Kennedy
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What is it?
Diabetes is a disease where the body cannot properly produce or use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that turns the foods you eat into energy. If your body cannot turn food into energy, not only will your cells be starved for energy, you will also build up glucose (sugar) in your blood. This will lead you to have "high blood glucose levels." Over years, the high blood glucose level can damage major organs like your heart, eyes, and kidneys.
Statistics:
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 18.2 million people in the United States with Diabetes. That’s 6.3% of the population.
Diabetes is found in both men and women over the age of 20. About one-third of Diabetics do not know that they have it.
African Americans are 1.6 times more likely to have diabetes than Whites.
Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to have diabetes than Whites.
Type 1 is most often found in children, with the peak incidence at puberty. Type 2 is generally found in adults, however an alarmingly growing number of children are now diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. One of the main causes is overweight.
Types:
Type 1 Diabetes is caused by a total lack of insulin that, in turn, produces high blood glucose levels. Type 1 is most often is seen in children, but can develop in adults. If you have Type 1, your health care provider might recommend scheduled, nutritious meals, exercise, medication, and frequent blood sugar level tests.
Type 2 Diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or cannot properly use insulin. This is the most common type. The treatment may be similar to Type 1.
Pre Diabetes or Borderline Diabetes may occur before a Type 2 diagnosis. Blood glucose levels will be higher than normal. Good nutrition and exercise may be recommended by your health care provider as treatment for pre diabetes. Even a slightly high blood sugar level is insidious and could affect major organs over time.
Gestational Diabetes occurs in pregnant women that have high blood glucose levels. This type of Diabetes can harm both Mother and baby. If you have Gestational Diabetes, your health care provider may prescribe meal plans, exercise, daily testing and medicine.
Symptoms:
The main symptom of diabetes is the lack of insulin activity or the inability for the body to create insulin. Other symptoms include:
1. increase in urine production
2. blurry vision
3. irritability
4. extreme hunger
5. excessive weight loss
6. increased fatigue
Causes and Risk Factors:
The exact causes of Diabetes are still unknown. However, heredity, obesity and lack of exercise may play a role. Here are some general risk factors:
1. Your siblings or parents have diabetes.
2. You are more than 20% overweight.
3. You do not exercise.
4. You have had gestational diabetes or you have had a baby over 9 lbs.
5. You have high blood pressure.
6. Your cholesterol level is not normal.
Treatment Options:
According to the American Diabetes Association, people with Diabetes have the same nutritional needs as everyone else. In addition to prescribed medications, well-balanced meals may help you keep your blood glucose level as normal as possible.
Also, just like everyone else, exercise is an important part of staying healthy. Exercising with diabetes does require a few extra safety steps that your health care professional can make you aware of.
Nutritious meals, an exercise routine, along with the help of your doctor may aid you in controlling your Diabetes. Diabetes will never truly go away, but with proper nutrition, exercise and prescribed medications, it can be controlled.
Outlook:
There is no cure for Diabetes, but the treatment options are becoming better than they’ve ever been. Self-monitoring devices for blood glucose levels and administering insulin are the areas that have seen the most improvement. The following are a list of new treatment options that are currently being researched:
1. Insulin Pump Implants - a permanently implanted pump that will measure blood sugar levels and deliver the exact amount of insulin needed.
2. Insulin Capsule Implant - an insulin capsule that can be implanted to continuously release insulin into the bloodstream.
3. Insulin Inhaler - a rapid-acting insulin that is inhaled into the mouth. Currently in clinical trials.
4. Insulin Pill – Currently, the pill form has only been tested in animals.
5. Continuous Monitoring Device - The GlucoWatch Biographer, a wristwatch-like device, has been approved by the FDA. It is intended as a companion for the fingertip blood test to monitor glucose, in order to ensure accurate results.
6. Islet Cell Transplant – For people with Type 1 Diabetes, helps patients become insulin free for up to 14 months after treatment. Currently in clinical trials.
7. Gene Therapy
8. A Diabetes Vaccine – To prevent or slow the progress of Type 1 Diabetes.

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title:Diabetes in Children is on the Rise
author:Martin Grandley
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Diabetes! Why Must So Many Children Suffer?

Diabetes, the body's inability to metabolize sugar properly,
is something that most people have to just live with for the
rest of their lives. You can control it, of course, with
proper diet and by taking medication. But the fact that an
increasing number of young children and adolescents are
prone to it nowadays is a cause for concern.

It is not surprising that with the increase in the number of
overweight children and growing obesity problems diabetes
too is growing proportionately. Lesser physical activity
among children Children these days is also creating health
problems.

Physical Inactivity, Extra pounds and Stress

Being overweight doesn't help. The extra burden those extra
pounds put on your body weaken its response and ability to
handle stress. And this kind of stress increases manifold,
especially when your body is still growing, and is yet to
achieve full size.

These extra pounds come from a life of physical inactivity
in children, too much time sitting at the computer and at
meals is taking its toll in increased weight. Children's
bodies, already hampered by excess weight, have no way,
therefore, to cope with their diets, rich in fat and sugar.
Very simply put, the body cannot metabolize, or burn, these
high levels of fat and sugar, causing an imbalance that
leads to diabetes in so many children.

You are what you eat

In today's fast paced world, more and more families rely on
easy to cook, processed foods that have a high fat and sugar
content. In the past, our diets contained wholesome and
nutritious foods like fresh fruits and vegetables.

This can place a tremendous pressure on the body. Like the
camel who can take only so many straws, the body can, and
will tolerate many elements of stress. But like the camel
with the last straw that broke his back, too many stresses
interfere with the normal functioning of vital organs, the
liver and pancreas. The result -- disease, maybe even
partial or total dysfunction.

Would you really want to damage something so inherently part
of your nature?

Children will be children, of course, and they can make poor
health choices by eating the wrong foods. But isn't it
really up to families to encourage and incorporate a healthy
lifestyle at home? And when they don't, children are more
likely to fall prey to health problems and are more prone to
diabetes.

At the end of the day, everyone in the family needs to pull
together as one team on the same side -- the side that keeps
illnesses like diabetes and other unhealthy issues at bay.

Most people groan and moan at the thought of healthy living.
But it doesn't'thave to be such a grind. Physical exercise
can be fun when done together as a group. Family members can
take turns in coming up with new and interesting, but
healthy recipes to cook every day. Slowly but surely, the
benefits of healthy living will rub off on everyone.
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title:Diabetes Is Beatable - Part 1
author:Yolanda Yvette McDonald
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Many people, like yourself, are either victims of or know people who are victims of diabetes. I myself have been diagnosed as Pre-Diabetic, so I have a chance to reverse things if I modify my behavior.
The Cost of Diabetes
"In a recent speech the United States Centers For Disease Control reported that studies show a third of the people born in the USA in the year 2000 will develop diabetes. The projected lifetime risk is about three times higher than the American Diabetes Association's current estimate.
The total annual economic cost of diabetes in 2002 was estimated to be $132 billion, or one out of every 10 health care dollars spent in America. Consider that a three-fold increase in diabetes patients would severely tax the already overburdened health care system and could create real economic disaster.
Two in three people with diabetes will develop heart disease, while others will go blind, get kidney failure, and require amputations. Diabetes is the fifth-leading cause of death by disease in the U.S.
A man diagnosed with diabetes at age 40 will die 12 years sooner than he would have had he not developed the disease, while a woman diagnosed at that age will have 14 years shaved off her lifespan."
--Dr. Alan Tomlinson
So now you see how important it is to get this disease in check.
Anyone with diabetes, or pre-diabeties should eat sensibly, lower their sugar intake, get plenty of exercise and proper nutrition.
So what does the diabetic need to include in their diet to help them take control?
A Multi-Vitamin Complex
Studies have shown that taking a multi-vitamin can increase the overall health prospects of diabetics.
Chromium
Chromium stimulates the insulin receptors on the cells allowing the glucose to be used by the cells. The most beneficial form of chromium GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor.)
Vanadium and Molybdenum
These important minerals also assist in the metabolism of sugars. Although they are needed in smaller amounts they are just as critical to the process.
Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium
The electrolyte minerals are essential to many of the biochemical processes that go on every day allowing our bodies to heal and grow stronger. Many of these processes affect the hormonal and immune systems. Proper functioning of these systems is key to a diabetic's health.
The diabetes epidemic in this country has not been stopped. The prospects are devastating, but there is hope. Lifestyle changes and proper nutrition can halt this plague.
Part 2 will discuss Chromium and it's benefits to the diabetic.
Sources:
The Tomlinson Newsletter
www.yomack.com/defense A forum for diabetics and their families
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title:Diabetes Is Beatable - Part 2
author:Yolanda Yvette McDonald
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This is part 2 of a 4 part series entitled "Diabetes is Beatable".  Our topic today is Chromium.
Chromium is an essential trace mineral for the human body. The chromium found in natural foods is referred to as Chromium GTF (Glucose Tolerance Factor.) According to the National Institute of medicine, chromium helps maintain proper blood glucose levels.
In addition scientists believe Chromium GTF can:

Reduce fat levels in blood Control blood cholesterol levels
Increase HDL cholesterol Reduce arteriosclerosis
Stimulate production of essential nerve substances
Increase resistance to infection
Stimulate protein synthesis
Suppress hunger symptoms through brain �satiety center�
According to the United States Federal Trade Commission, sales of chromium-based supplements are approximately $100 million a year.
Chromium is sold generally as a chelate, the mineral salt chelated with, or bound to another compound.

Chromium Picolinate is a chelate of one chromium molecule linked to three picolinate molecules.
Chromium Picolinate studies have been mixed, while some show health benefit, many others showed little, if any results. Research on chromium metabolism has concluded that while picolinates may be absorbed, the minerals were not effectively metabolized or incorporated into the tissues. Recent articles have questioned its overall safety.
Remember that Professor Thomas
O'Halloran of Northwestern University reported that proteins act as a "chauffeur" to assist the transport of minerals to the proper tissues in the body. This breakthrough science was based on research on the protein signaling system that won the 1999 Nobel Prize.
The American Society for Nutritional Sciences published an article from The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alabama in 2000. The article entitled "The Biochemistry of Chromium" discusses chromium and its role in glucose metabolism. The author describes the specific metal transport protein (protein chauffeur) found in dietary forms of chromium and states that "Chromium from the popular dietary supplement Chromium Picolinate enters cells via a different mechanism," and further warns that Chromium Picolinate metabolism can produce dangerous free radicals.
A study published in Nutritional Reports International compared the glucose lowering effects of FoodMatrix Chromium and Chromium Picolinate. In this published study, the FoodMatrix nutrient was found to be almost three times as effective in lowering patients blood sugar levels than the chelated nutrient.
Another study, this one published in Diabetes, the journal of the American Diabetes Association, found that FoodMatrix Chromium was able to lower blood sugar levels and help with cholesterol levels in elderly diabetic patients.
The University of California at Berkeley Wellness Letter recommends that consumers do not take Chromium Picolinate because of some recent disturbing findings (including the University of Alabama study.)
Tomorrow we will discuss excercise and it's benefits to the diabetic.
Sources:
The Tomlinson Newsletter
www.enterthefoodmatrix.com
www.yomack.com/defense
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title:Diabetes Relief And Prevention Through Exercise
author:Patrick Mckeeman
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Diabetes is something that can be treated and even prevented very effectively with exercise. Most people are aware of the many other benefits of exercise but the one that could have the greatest impact on the health-care system is the prevention and relief of this health problem.   
Diabetes comes in two main types. These are type I and type II.
Type I occurs when your pancreas is producing too little insulin or in some cases not producing any at all. If you already have type I you of course have the daily task of injecting insulin into your body in order to control your glucose levels.
This is not an enjoyable thing to do. If you currently do not have type I diabetes then learn to prevent it through exercise and healthy living. The alternative may be daily injections for the rest of your life.
The second main type of diabetes is known as Type II. Many people also refer to it as adult onset diabetes.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of Type II it's due to you pancreas not being able to make enough insulin to control glucose levels. It can also occur when your cells do not respond properly to insulin.
This is commonly known as insulin resistance.
One of the most effective ways of dealing with insulin resistance is through exercise and good nutritional habits. A large number of people with this type of diabetes are over-weight.
Therefore, weight control is a must. If you are not active, over-eat and become obese, you have a very high risk of being afflicted with type II. In most cases, simply adding in exercise, including both weight training and cardiovascular exercise, along with good eating habits is enough to prevent type II diabetes.
Only in rare cases will this not work, and medication is needed.
With type II diabetes there are a number of other health problems that can then occur, including; high cholesterol, obesity, and hypertension. Exercise has a very positive effect on Type II for improving insulin sensitivity.
Ninety percent of all people with this health problem actually have type II, and exercise will help your body to process glucose at a quicker rate, lowering any high blood sugar symptoms you may have.
The intensity of your exercise session also plays a role. A more intense exercise program will help your body to utilize glucose quicker. However, high intensity does not mean faster. There is a difference.
Obviously before beginning any type of exercise program, regardless of what type of diabetes you have, you should check with your doctor. There are many differences between exercise for different types of diabetes that you need to be aware of before starting.
There can be certain dangers resulting from injecting insulin just before you begin to exercise. One situation that can occur is the risk of hypoglycemia or insulin shock during the exercise session.
Here are some general rules to keep in mind when exercising if you are type I: allow for enough rest between weight training sets to avoid high blood pressure symptoms; avoid lifting heavy weights or going to failure on each set; when doing cardio, avoid high impact exercises such as running outside; always ensure that you have carbohydrates in your system before you start and a supply of them nearby as well.
You may begin to feel shaky, disoriented, hungry, anxious or become irritable if you allow your blood sugar levels to get too low. Having a carbohydrate snack or drink nearby will help prevent these symptoms very quickly.
Blood glucose analyzers are very effective tools to use when exercising. You can test your blood sugar to ensure it's not at a level below 80 - 100 mg/dl range and not above 250 mg/dl.
During your post-exercise recovery period, around three to five hours after you complete your exercise session, so-called diabetic diets can be beneficial. Diabetic diets should consist of a good amount of carbohydrates to prevent hypoglycemia.
Exercise has its greatest impact on people with type II diabetes because of its positive effects on insulin sensitivity. Proper exercise and sound nutritional habits work considerably well for type II diabetics.
Consistency is critical in the prevention of type II diabetes. You can't expect to exercise now and then, and prevent it. You need to make exercise part of your life if it's going to be effective.
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Diabetes:symptoms,causes,treatment

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Diabetes mellitus is a nutritional disorders, characterized by an abnormally elevated level of
blood glucose and by the excretion of the excess glucose in the urine.


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diabetes, nutritional disorders, blood glucose, urine


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Diabetes  mellitus is a nutritional disorders, characterized by an abnormally elevated  level of
  blood  glucose and by the excretion of the excess glucose in the urine. It results  from an absolute
  or  relative lack of insulin which leads to abnormalities in carbohydrate  metabolism as well as in
  the  metabolism of protein and fat.
  Diabetes  is a disease known to the medical world since time immemorial. Its incidence is  ,
  however,  much higher at present than ever in the past. This is especially true in case  of more
  advanced  countries of the world due to widespread affluence and more generous food  supply.
  The most  commonly-used screening tests are the determination of the fasting blood  glucose
  level and  the two-hour postprandial, that is after a meal. The normal fasting blood sugar  content
  is 80 to  120 mg. per 100 ml. of blood and this can go up to a level of 180 mg. per 100  ml. of
  blood two  hours after meals. Anything above these norms can be termed diabetic levels.
  Diabetes  occurs in all age groups, from young infants to the elderly. The greatest  incidence
  occurs in  middle or older aged persons. It is estimated that 80 to 85 per cent of all  individuals
  with  diabetes mellitus are 45 years of age or older.
  Symptoms
  The word  diabetes is derived from the Greek word meaning "to siphon to pass  through", and
  mellitus  comes from the Latin word "honey". Thus two characteristic symptoms,  namely, copious
  urination  and glucose in the urine give the name to the disease. The normal volume of  urine
  passed  daily is about one and a half litres. The urine is of a pale colour, has an  acidic reaction
  and  sweetish odour. The quantity of sugar present in it varies from one-and-quarter  decigram to
  two  and-a-half grams the total per day in many cases reaching as much as one kg in  15 litres of
  urine.
  A  diabetic feels hungry and thirsty most of the time, does not put on weight,  though he eats
  every now  and then, and gets tired easily, both physically and mentally. He looks pale,  may
  suffer  from anaemia, constipation, intense itching around the genital organs,  palpitations and
  general  weakness. He feels drowsy and has a lower sex urge than a normal person.
  Causes
  Diabetes  has been described by most biological doctors as a "prosperity"  disease, primarily
  caused by  systematic overeating and consequent obesity. Not only the overeating of sugar  and
  refined  carbohydrate but also of proteins and fats, which are transformed into sugar if  taken in
  excess,  is harmful and may result in diabetes. Too much food taxes the pancreas and  eventually
  paralyses  its normal activity. It has been estimated that the incidence of diabetes is  four times
  higher in  persons of moderate obesity and 30 times higher in persons of severe obesity.
  Grief,  worry and anxiety also have a deep influence on the metabolism and may cause  sugar to
  appear in  the urine. The disease may be associated with some other grave organic  disorders
  like  cancer, tuberculosis and cerebral disease. Heredity is also a major factor in  the development
  of the  disease. It has been rightly said, " Heredity is like a cannon and obesity  pulls the trigger."
  Treatment
  Any  successful method of diabetes treatment should aim at removal of the actual  cause of the
  disease  and building up of the whole health-level of the patient. Diet plays a vital  role in such a
  treatment.  The primary dietary consideration for a diabetic patient is that he should be a  strict
  lacto-vegetarian  and take a low-calorie, low-fat, alkaline diet of high quality natural foods.  Fruits,
  nuts and  vegetables, whole meal bread and dairy products form a good diet for the  diabetic.
  These  foods are best eaten in as dry a condition as possible to ensure thorough  salivation
  during  the first part of the process of digestion.
  Cooked  starchy foods should be avoided as in the process of cooking the cellulose  envelops of
  the  starch granules burst and consequently, the starch is far too easily absorbed  in the system.
  The  excess absorbed has to be got rid of by the kidneys and appears as sugar in the  urine. With
  raw  starchy foods, however, the saliva and digestive juices in the small intestine  regulate the
  quantities  required to be changed into sugar for the body’s needs. The unused and  undigested
  portion  of raw starchy foods does not become injurious to the system, as it does not  readily
  ferment.
  The  diabetic should not be afraid to eat fresh fruits and vegetables which contain  sugar and
  starch.  Fresh fruits contain sugar fructose, which does not need insulin for its  metabolism and is
  well  tolerated by diabetics. Fats and oils should be taken sparingly, for they are  apt to lower the
  tolerance  for proteins and starches. Emphasis should be on raw foods as they stimulate  and
  increase  insulin production. For protein, home- made cottage cheese, various forms of  soured
  milks and  nuts are best. The patient should avoid overeating and take four or five small  meals a
  day  rather than three large ones.
  The  following diet should serve as a guideline.
  Upon  arising : A glass of lukewarm water with freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  Breakfast  : Any fresh fruit with the exception of bananas, soaked prunes, a  small quantity of
  whole  meal bread with butter and fresh milk.
  Lunch : Steamed or lightly cooked green vegetables such as cauliflower,  cabbage, tomatoes,
  spinach,  turnip, asparagus and mushrooms, two or three whole wheat chapatis according to
  appetite  and a glass of butter-milk or curd.
  Mid-afternoon  : A glass of fresh fruit or vegetable juice.
  Dinner  : A large bowl of salad made up of all the raw vegetables in season.  The salad may be
  followed  by a hot course, if desired, and fresh home-made cottage cheese.
  Bedtime  Snack : A glass of fresh milk.
  Flesh  foods find no place in this regimen, for they increase the toxaemic condition  underlying the
  diabetic  state and reduce the sugar tolerance. On the other hand, a non-stimulating  vegetarian
  diet,  especially one made up of raw foods, promotes and increases sugar tolerance.
  Celery,  cucumbers, string beans, onion and garlic are especiallybeneficial. String bean  pod tea
  is an  excellent natural substitute for insulin and highly beneficial in diabetes. The  skin of the
  pods of  green beans are extremely rich in silica and certain hormone substances which  are
  closely  related to insulin. One cup of string bean tea is equal to one unit of insulin.  Cucumbers
  contain a  hormone needed by the cells of the pancreas for producing insulin. Onion and  garlic
  have  proved beneficial in reducing blood sugar in diabetes.
  Recent  scientific investigations have established that bitter gourd (karela) is highly  beneficial in
  the  treatment of diabetes. It contains an insulin-like principle, known as  plant-insulin which has
  been  found effective in lowering the blood and urine sugar levels. It should,  therefore, be
  included  liberally in the diet of the diabetic. For better results, the diabetic should  take the juice
  of about  4 or 5 fruits every morning on an empty stomach. The seeds of bitter gourd can  be
  added to  food in a powdered form. Diabetics can also use bitter gourd in the form of  decoction
  by  boiling the pieces in water or in the form of dry powder.
  Another  effective home remedy is jambul fruit known as jamun in the vernacular. It is  regarded in
  traditional  medicine as a specific against diabetes because of its effect on the pancreas.  The
  fruits as  such, the seeds and fruit juice are all useful in the treatment of this  disease. The seeds
  contain a  glucoside ‘jamboline’ which is believed to have power to check the pathological
  conversion  of starch into sugar in cases of increased production of glucose. They should  be
  dried and  powdered. This powder should be taken mixed in milk , curd or water.
  The  patient should avoid tea, coffee and cocoa because of their adverse influence  on the
  digestive  tract. Other foods which should be avoided are white bread, white flour  products, sugar
  tinned  fruits, sweets, chocolates, pastries, pies, puddings, refined cereals and  alcoholic drinks.
  The most  important nutrient in the treatment of diabetes is manganese which is vital in  the
  production  of natural insulin. It is found in citrus fruits, in the outer covering of  nuts, grains and in
  the green leaves of  edible plants. Other nutrients of special value are zinc, B complex vitamins
  and poly-unsaturated  fatty acids.
  Exercise is also an  important factor in the treatment of diabetes. Light games, jogging and
  swimming are  recommended. Yogic asanas such as bhujangasana, shalabhasana,
  dhanurasana,  paschimottanasana, sarvangasna, halasana, ardha-matsyendrasana and
  shavasana, yogic  krisyas like jalneti and kunajl and pranayamas such as kapalbhati,
  anuloma-viloma and  ujjai are highly beneficial.
  Hydrotherapy and  colonic irrigations form a very important part of treatment. The colon should
  be thoroughly  cleansed every second day or so, until the bowel discharge assumes normal
  characteristics.  Bathing in cold water greatly increases the circulation and enhances the  capacity
  of the muscles to  utilise sugar.
  The diabetic patient  should eliminate minor worries from his daily life. He must endeavor to be
  more easy-going and  should not get unduly worked up by the stress and strain of life.


title:Diabetes Type 2 and Artificial Sweeteners
author:Dr. Jamie Fettig
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Diabetes Type 2 (adult onset)
Refined carbs/sugars are actually the biggest contributing factor to type 2 diabetes--that is, the type of diabetes people develop later in life. The major contributing factor to type 2 diabetes is eating too many refined carbs. Type 2 diabetes is one of the easiest things for your body to heal. Are you ready? It is so simple. Quit eating carbs. It really is that simple. I have yet to meet anyone who was a type 2 diabetic who could not totally control their blood sugar levels without any insulin just by cutting carbs out of their diet.
All Artificial Sweeteners are Hazardous to Your Health. Like most things, everything starts out as a good idea. When NutraSweet was first invented it was actually made from grapefruit rinds. All the studies were done on this sweetener. It passed with flying colors. Then DuPont bought the rights, examined it under a microscope and chemically made it in a lab because it was cheaper. But there was one problem, this new artificial sweetener is essentially formaldehyde. And at temperatures above 95 degrees (the human body is 98 degrees) the artificial sweetener actually changes to formaldehyde in the body. Formaldehyde is the chemical they use to put into dead people to keep them from rotting before they burry them.
Some people want to argue that it takes large amounts of artificial sweeteners to induce cancer in rats. And in the small quantities the sweetener is found in food it is not harmful to humans. To that I have this to say: I don’t know about you but I don’t want to put anything in my body that causes cancer in any quantity, large or small. Living in the world we do today you are being exposed to toxins that cause cancer. So anywhere I can easily eliminate getting additional toxins, I will.
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title:Diabetes; Life After Diagnosis
author:Alexis Allen
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So you’ve learned that you’ve got diabetes.  Well after the initial shock you’re stuck with dealing with the lifestyle changes that come with your diagnosis.  When you go into the situation knowing that this isn’t the end but only the beginning of a new phase in your life it gives you a better perspective on life.  Gone are the days of feeling like garbage and not knowing the genesis of the problem.  Oftentimes, folks feel a sense of relief when they finally realize what the problem is.  The stress of uncertainty lifts and the realization sets in that their life is now on a straight path.  Well sort of..
Of course your new lifestyle will demand a few changes.  First and foremost your doctor should have put you on a new diet.  Depending on whether or not you have Type I or Type 2 diabetes you might even have to take insulin shots, ouch!!  Relax, things are going to get only better now that your health is being managed correctly.
Your new diet will consist of many foods with lower carbohydrates, which can of course be a hassle if you are addicted to savories.  Sure, there’s a downside, but your quality of life should go up immeasurably.  A lower carb diet doesn’t exclude all of the things that you have come to love, just cautiously watching your diet will help.  Moderation and constant inventory of what you are eating is essential to helping you maintain a healthy diet.  After you’ve had to deal with the disease for awhile you’ll be a whiz at maintaining yourself.  Foods that are high in protein such as meats and nuts will be your friends since the carbohydrate levels are very low.   This isn’t to say that you should go on a “no carb” diet, management and moderation is the key.
All in all you should be in constant contact with your physician & nutritionist while you are still in the beginning phase of the disease.  They’ll give you a great beginning and be there for you as you transition into your new life.
Now go out and live it on purpose!!   

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Diabetes, Psychosomatic Illness, And Erectile Dysfunction

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Impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED) is a health dilemma among many men. Diabetes and psychosomatic illness are two issues that can result into a decline in sexual performance and cause impotence. Adjustments in lifestyles and taking alternative medication can improvement ED symptoms brought by diabetes and mental problems.


Keywords:
impotence, diet, stress


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Impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED) is a sexual health problem that is now rising among men. This condition is characterized by a man's failure to perform an erection, keep an erection long enough to finish the sexual intercourse, or fail to have an ejaculation. This is the reason why men fail to perform well in bed. This ailment is not just a condition caused by old age or disease. Unhealthy lifestyles which includes excessive drinking, smoking, and unhealthy diets may contribute to the development of ED.         In addition to these factors, ED can also be caused by physical abnormalities or it could be a product of mental disturbance. Understanding these factors can help people suffering from ED improve sexual performance and overall well-being.

Diabetes has also been known to cause ED because it affects some, if not all the bodily systems such as the circulatory, nervous, and the endocrine systems. The organs in these systems all work in harmony to let blood flow into the penis so that erection can take place. In addition, a number of medical studies show that diabetic persons are more likely to have low testosterone levels. Testosterone is a hormone that is responsible for the enhancement of libido or sexual energy. Men with type 1 diabetes are more likely to become impotent once they reach 40 years of age.

However, horny goat weed (Epemedium) and sildenafil are proven to be a safe and effective treatment for ED caused by diabetes. They work by improving blood flow in the penis and thereby enhance sexual pleasure and performance. It also helps men increase their stamina, last longer during sex, and reduce premature ejaculation. In addition, to its sexual benefits, horny goat weed is safe and may bring minimal side effects.

Impotence can also be a psychosomatic or psychological illness. Stress or exhaustion may be possible factors that contribute to this kind of sexual dysfunction. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that many ED cases are result of an underlying physical disorder. People who are unaware of of this disorder may develop stress build up over a period of time and worsen the case of sexual dysfunction. Individuals who are suffer from psychological ED may benefit from counseling. This may help identify unspoken reasons that can be remedied or reduce its effect through proper treatment.



To keep stress levels under control, the body's well-being during stressful situations. The following methods have been proven to be very beneficial in relaxing the mind and therefore relieve mental and emotional troubles:

· Journaling or keeping a diary
· Cardiovascular and Resistance Exercises
· Ashtanga Yoga
· Listening to classical  music
· Art Therapy
· Tai Chi Chuan
· Transcendental Meditation

In addition to these activities, a healthy and balanced diet should also be included in one's daily routine. Plenty of vegetables, protein, and whole wheat foods can help reduce emotional troubles and make people feel more energized and less sluggish. Doing this will go a long way in getting individuals back in the mood. Sexual difficulties that are brought by diabetes and psychosomatic illness can be treated with alternative medicine and adjustments in lifestyles. However, health and medical experts should be consulted to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of activities or herbs. This condition can treated, but it should be done with advice of medical professionals. Improving sexual health by changing lifestyles, improving food regimens, or including exercise programs as part of one's daily routines should be done to complement medical or alternative medicines.


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Diabetes: The Wall Of Feelings

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The physical characteristics of diabetes are well chronicled. The emotional aspects may not be so good. Here is a small list of the feelings I experienced and the influence they had on me.

SELF-DENIAL: Firstly when I had been told that I had diabetes, this was the first emotional feeling I had. Maybe it was a cool way the doctor told me I had the disease in my life. He did not handle it very well which pushed me to be in the stage such feelings. Those feelings prolonged me in getting control of the disease. Controlling diabetes at the initial stage of detection crucial.


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diabetes, weight-loss, dieting, depression, disease, emotional


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The physical characteristics of diabetes are well chronicled. The emotional aspects may not be so good. Here is a small list of the feelings I experienced and the influence they had on me.

SELF-DENIAL: Firstly when I had been told that I had diabetes, this was the first emotional feeling I had. Maybe it was a cool way the doctor told me I had the disease in my life. He did not handle it very well which pushed me to be in the stage such feelings. Those feelings prolonged me in getting control of the disease. Controlling diabetes at the initial stage of detection crucial.

ANGER: The next consequent feeling I had was anger. The moment I was set in the disease I was crazy and gone mad. Mad at my doctor, mad at God, mad on everything for making my simple life so difficult. Mad on my new born disease for making my life miserable and exaggerating me.

WITHDRAWAL: Right from the begging I was very fun loving guy. The retail food business sort of demands that, when I got to know my new disease I could see how slowly I began to withdrew and became more down to earth. My pleasing personality slowly started changing as well. I became more serious and less fun loving.

DEPRESSION: There were times when I became totally depressed with my newly found disease. Each and every new changes I made for my new diet plan, the long list of medications for the complication that are arising, the never ending war of weight loss; the stress of knowing the complications that can be develop on me; the list goes on.

These were the major feelings I experienced, there are other also.

The most important thing is to have a great support team surrounding you and your family, spouse, doctor, nutritionist, etc. all those who can provide the feeling you will need to cope with this disease. There are support groups at most hospitals that may help too.
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title:Diabetes--What You Need to Know About This Hidden Danger
author:Larry Denton
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Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal.  Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose (sugar) for our bodies to burn to create energy.  The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, produces a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies.  When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should.  This causes large amounts of sugar to build up in your blood.
The actual cause of diabetes continues to be a mystery, although both genetics and environmental factors such as obesity appear to play major roles.  Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations.  According to the Center for Disease Control, diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.  As of 2002, 18.2 million people in the U.S.--6.3 percent of the population--had diabetes, with 1.3 million new cases being diagnosed each year.  The National Institutes of Health also estimate that an additional 5.2 million people have diabetes without actually being aware of it.
There are two main types of diabetes.  Type 1 diabetes, which was previously called insulin-dependent diabetes or juvenile-onset diabetes, accounts for about 10% of all diagnosed cases of diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes, which was called non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes, accounts for the remaining 90%.  Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that only pregnant women get.  If not treated, it can cause problems for both the baby and the mother.  Gestational diabetes develops in 2% to 5% of all pregnancies, but usually disappears when the pregnancy is over.
Diabetes is a serious disease and phrases such as "a touch of diabetes" or "your blood sugar is a little high" tend to dismiss the fact that diabetes is a major killer of Americans.  In addition to the lives that are lost, diabetes has a tremendous economic impact in the United States.  The National Diabetes Education Program estimates the cost of diabetes in 2002 was $132 billion.  Of this amount, $92 billion was due to direct medical costs and $40 billion due to indirect costs such as lost workdays, restricted activity, and disability due to diabetes.  The average medical expenditure for a person with diabetes was $13,243, or 5.2 times greater than the cost for a person without diabetes.  In addition, 11 percent of national health care expenditures went to diabetes care.
In response to this growing health burden of diabetes, the diabetes community has three choices:  prevent diabetes; cure diabetes; and improve the quality of care of people with diabetes to prevent devastating complications.  All three approaches are being actively pursued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Many government agencies, at all levels, are involved in educational campaigns in an attempt to prevent diabetes, especially type 2.  Several approaches to "cure" diabetes are also being pursued:  pancreas transplantation, islet cell transplantation (islet cells in the pancreas produce insulin), the development of an artificial pancreas, and genetic manipulation where fat or muscle cells that do not normally make insulin have a human insulin gene inserted and are then transplanted into people with type 1 diabetes.
While there is yet no cure for diabetes, healthy eating, physical activity, and insulin injections are the basic therapies for type 1 diabetes.  For those with type 2 diabetes, treatment includes healthy eating, physical activity, and blood glucose testing.  Many people with type 2 may require oral medication to control their glucose levels.  People with diabetes must take personal responsibility for their day-to-day care, and keep blood glucose levels from going too low or too high.  The key to living a long and healthy life with diabetes is to learn about the disease, exercise daily, follow a diabetes food plan (right portions of healthy foods, less salt and fat), stop smoking, take prescribed medications, get routine medical care, brush your teeth and floss every day, monitor your blood glucose the way the doctor tells you to and remain positive.  Using the correct routines, thousands of people with diabetes have lived long, happy and productive lives.
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title:Diabetic Diets that could work for you.
author:Troy Francis
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Diabetes is when the body does not produce enough insulin to manage blood sugar levels within the body. However, a good way to control this is through a proper diabetic diet. This means that a one would have to try other measures for controlling their blood sugar levels.  In addition to a good diabetic diet you should exercise often.
For some people you can also help to ease the troubles of diabetes by taking medication, such as daily injections of insulin or pill forms.
People at risk of becoming diabetic are individuals who are overweight, and don’t leave a active lifestyle. The two of these have been at the leading cause of diabetes worldwide. 
You can also be active and slim and still get diabetes, because some people in their family are susceptible to it due to heredity. It is also the lifestyle of a person that contributes to this avoidable occurrence.
Today’s foods are high in fat. People are tempted by the variety of fast food choices out their. The choices we make today last a lifetime. Avoiding exercise, eating lots of fatty foods and sugar within your diet, as well as being overweight, are some of the major contributing factors surrounding diabetes. Diabetes sometime can occur without signs. Common sign might include frequent urination and excessive thirst.
When you have diabetes you are unable to produce insulin correctly throughout the body, which is the important hormone that is responsible for changing sugar, starches and other foods into energy.
One of the best ways to follow a diabetic diet is to eat foods that are from all of the four basic food groups. However, this will not help if you don’t decrease the consumption of alcohol products, fat foods, and sweets in your diet. 
Try to be smart! If you incorporate a wide variety of nutritional foods into a diabetic diet, it will pay off in the end.
When eating out at a restaurant, there are several choices that can be good for you. You’re your time looking over the menu and come up with a diet plan that will work for you.
Yes! We all know that fried food taste great. But lets try to stick to something a little less in calories. Really try to stay away from foods that are described as being “creamy,” “fried” or “sautéed.” These foods are most likely to contain lots of fats and be a high calorie choice.
Foods that contain a lot of mayonnaise, butter, oil and cheeses should be avoided on diabetic diets. Some other foods that can stray from a good diabetic diet include those that are prepared with sweet sauces. These foods contain high amounts of sugar and carbohydrates. Avoided these food should always be the right choice for you. 
A simple method for a diabetic diet should count the number of calories from fat foods as being 25% less than the total number of calories eaten.
Another good tip is to include foods that are low in saturated fats and cholesterol, such as skinless chicken and fresh vegetables.
When your on a diabetic diet, you should stay away from red meats, eggs, and other greasy foods.
Diabetic diets are truly setup for people looking for low-fat or fat-free choices.
15-25% of your daily calories on a diabetic diet should come from proteins, such as lean meat, broiled fish, and low-fat dairy products. The rest of your diabetic diet should look like carbohydrates only from whole grain foods, beans, and fresh vegetables and fruit.
Remember that there is no official diabetic diet to follow. Most people succeed when they really want to. Making the right choices is what it is all about.
Always try to work closely with a dietician, doctor, or nutritionist. Try contacting someone that is specialized in these areas so that they can help set you up with a diabetic diet that will work for you.
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title:Diabetic Eye Disease Can Cause Blindness, Gives No Early Warning Signs
author:ARA Content
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Annual Eye Exams Crucial to Early Detection and Treatment
(ARA) - Loss of eyesight in people with diabetes is a national health problem. People with diabetes are 25 times more likely to become blind than those without diabetes, and diabetic eye disease can cause as many as 25,000 new cases of blindness every year, according to the National Eye Institute (NEI), one of the Federal government's National Institutes of Health.
Nearly half of the nation's estimated 16 million people with diabetes will develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetic eye disease, and the leading cause of blindness in American adults. Diabetic retinopathy damages the tiny blood vessels in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye.
The disease does not have any early warning symptoms such as pain, and vision may not change until the disease becomes severe. "This is one of the most frightening things about diabetic eye disease," says Dr. Paul Sieving, director of NEI. "People with diabetic eye disease do not realize that their eyesight is slowly deteriorating."
The only way to diagnose diabetic eye disease in its early stages is with a dilated eye exam. Using eye drops to enlarge the patient's pupils, a dilated eye exam allows the eye care professional to see more of the inside of the eye to check for signs of the disease. People with diabetes need to make annual dilated eye exams a priority. Ignoring the importance of an annual eye exam could lead to trouble later on, when diabetes begins to affect a person's eyesight.
Vision lost from diabetes cannot be restored. Yet in about 90 percent of those who would otherwise become blind, the early detection of diabetic eye disease, combined with laser surgery when needed, and appropriate follow-up, has helped preserve vision. Laser surgery can shrink the abnormal blood vessels caused by diabetic retinopathy.
Sieving notes that "the longer a person has diabetes, the more likely it is that person will develop diabetic retinopathy. However, studies have shown that people with diabetes who keep their blood sugar levels as normal as possible slow the onset and progression of diabetic retinopathy and lessen the need for laser surgery. This may also help reduce other complications from the disease, such as kidney disease, stroke and nerve damage."
Individuals with diabetes are also at risk for other eye diseases. Studies show that they are twice as likely to get a cataract as a person who does not have the disease, and that cataracts develop at an earlier age in people with diabetes. Glaucoma may also become a problem. A person with diabetes is nearly twice as likely to get glaucoma as other adults. And, as with diabetic retinopathy, the longer someone has had diabetes, the greater the risk of getting glaucoma.
Much research is being done to learn more about diabetic eye disease. For instance, the National Eye Institute is supporting a number of research studies in the laboratory and with patients to learn what causes diabetic retinopathy and how it can be better treated. This research should provide better ways to detect and treat diabetic eye disease and prevent blindness in more people with diabetes.
A free brochure, "Don't Lose Sight of Diabetic Eye Disease," is available by writing to Diabetic Eye Disease, 2020 Vision Place, Bethesda, MD 20892-3655. NEI's Web site, www.nei.nih.gov/health/index.htm provides additional information about diabetic retinopathy.
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title:Diabetic Nerve Damage: the Height Connection
author:Bob Fleming
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If you have diabetes, it may be better to be short than tall.
Why? Well, it has to do with those pseky foot and leg ulcers that can cause anthing from minor inconvenience to amputation. When ulcers become series, it's becaue they have become infected, perhaps even leading to gangrene—which is the major reason for amputation.
In the general population, a simple cut or other open wound isn't usually a problem, because it causes some degree of pain that alerts the person to its presence and allows him or her to seek treatment.
Diabetics, however, are prone to nerve damage, which can mean they have ulcers on feet or legs and aren't even aware of them until they have become serious problems.
That's where the height difference comes in. According to a study by the National Taiwan University Hospital, reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, taller diabetics are more likjely to need amputation than those who are shorter.
The reason? The nerves that lead to the legs and feet are the longest in the body, making them especially vulnerable to diabetic nerve damage. Naturally,the taller you are the longer those nerves are, and the more susceptible they are to deterioration and loss of function.
The shorter nerves of shorter diabetics are not as open to damage, so those people are better able to feel the pain when a cut or other wound happens, giving them a chance to deal with it before it causes serious damage.
So if you are a tall diabetic, is this cause for panic or despair? Not at all. It just reinforces the advice we diabetics have always been given: look after your feet and legs carefully, check regularly for wounds, ulcers or anything unusual—and get them treated right away.
And yes, that goes for diabetics both short and tall!

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Title:
Diabetic Wristbands

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Diabetic wristbands are made to help diabetes patients feel more secure about receiving the correct treatment that they need if anything were to ever go wrong.


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Diabetic wristbands are made to help diabetes patients feel more secure about receiving the correct treatment that they need if anything were to ever go wrong. The two-way Diabetic Bracelet with an I.D. card is a great way to make sure that all diabetes patients will be able to receive treatment. Since there are three different types of diabetes, they are all treated differently. These diabetic wristbands and bracelets allow others to know what kind of diabetes a person has and how to treat them.

Diabetic wristbands as well as diabetic bracelets these days may be hard to find, but http://www.diabetes-information-research.com/diabetic-wristbands.html was created to help inform people about diabetes and where they can purchase a diabetic wristband for themselves, for a friend, or for a family member.

Diabetes is a syndrome that is characterized by metabolism that is disordered. This usually causes high blood sugar. These high levels of blood sugar results in low levels of insulin. The symptoms of diabetes include:

•excessive urination,
•excessive thirst,
•increased fluid intake;
•blurred vision,
•weight loss,
•and lethargy.

Unfortunately, when people have diabetes, many of them do not know it because these symptoms are not always visible. These symptoms only occur if the blood sugar level is high. A slightly elevated level will not create symptoms.

There are three different types of diabetes. These include:

•type 1,
•type 2,
•and gestational diabetes, which only occurs during pregnancy.

All three types have different causes, but all of them occur due to beta cells that belong to the pancreas. These cells become unable to produce enough insulin for the body, and this does not allow the body to prevent hyperglycemia.

At present, there is no cure for type 1 diabetes. For type 2 diabetes, many patients undergo gastric bypass surgery. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to treat diabetes once it has been detected.


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Diagnosed With a Herniated Disc? Get the facts on what really causes it and how to get relief

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You’ve probably heard people say they have a "slipped" or "ruptured" disc in the back. Sometimes they complain that their back “went out”. What they’re most likely describing is a herniated disc.  This condition is a common source of back and leg pain.


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What is a herniated disc?

You’ve probably heard people say they have a "slipped" or "ruptured" disc in the back. Sometimes they complain that their back “went out”. What they’re most likely describing is a herniated disc. This condition is a common source of back and leg pain.

Discs are soft cushions found between the vertebrae that make up the spinal column (your backbone). In the middle of the spinal column is the spinal canal, a hollow space that contains the spinal cord. The nerves that supply the arms, leg, and torso come from the spinal cord. The nerves from the neck supply the arms and hands, and the nerves from the low back supply the butt and legs. The discs between the vertebrae allow the back to move freely and act like shock absorbers.

The disc is made up of two main sections. The outer part (the annulus) is made up of tough cartilage that is comprised of series of rings. The center of the disc is a jelly-like substance called the nucleus pulposus. A disc herniates or ruptures when part of the jelly center pushes through the outer wall of the disc into the spinal canal, and puts pressure on the nerves. A disc bulge is when the jelly substance pushes the outer wall but doesn’t completely go through the wall.

What do you feel?

Low back pain will affect four out of five people during their lifetime. The most common symptom of a herniated disc is “sciatica”. Sciatica is best described as a sharp, often shooting pain that begins in the buttocks and goes down the back of one leg. This is most often caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve that exits the spinal cord. Other symptoms include:

• Weakness in one leg or both legs
• Numbness and tingling in one leg (pins & needles)
• A burning pain centered in the low back
• Loss of bladder or bowel control (seek medical attention immediately)
• Back pain with gradually increasing leg pain.

(If you have weakness in both legs. Seek immediate attention.)

How do you know you have a herniated disc?

Your medical history is key to a proper diagnosis. A physical examination can usually determine which nerve roots are affected (and how seriously). A simple x-ray may show evidence of disc or degenerative spine changes. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is usually the best option (most expensive) to determine which disc has herniated.

Why do discs herniate?

Discs are primarily composed of water. As we become older (after the age of 30), the water content decreases, so the discs begin to shrink and lose their shape. When the disc becomes smaller the space between the vertebrae decreases and become narrower. Also, as the disc loses water content the disc itself becomes less flexible.

While aging, excess weight, improper lifting and the decrease in water in the discs all contribute to the breaking down of discs, the primary cause of a herniation or bluge is uneven compression and torsion that’s placed on the discs.

This uneven pressure is caused by imbalances in muscles that pull the spine out of it’s normal position and then your body is forced to function in what I call a physical dysfunction. Every human being develops these dysfunctions over time and eventually they cause enough damage to create pain.

The best treatment options

When it comes to treating a herniated disc, there are traditional treatments such as ice/heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, cortisone injections, anti-inflammatory medications and even surgery. While these may deliver some relief, it will usually be temporary if at all.

But the major problem with these traditional treatments is that they can’t fix or heal a herniated disc as they do not address the actual cause of the problem. For example, even if you were to have a surgery and get some pain relief, the fact is the dysfunctions that caused the disc to herniated in the first place are still there and if not addressed, they will continue to place uneven pressure and strain on the discs and sooner or later you will likely have another problem with that disc, or others.

Without identifying and addressing the underlying cause of the problem, which is the physical dysfunctions caused by imbalances in muscles, you will likely continue to suffer with this condition and the continuous flare ups for years.

Unfortunately, most doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists don’t spend time or focus on identifying the physical dysfunctions that are responsible for the condition so most people end up jumping from one useless traditional treatment to the next and suffer for months or years unnecessarily.

If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, or are wondering if your back pain may be caused by a herniated disc, either way you must identify and address the physical dysfunctions that are causing your pain.


title:Diagnosing Anxiety Disorder
author:Todd Williams
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2255.shtml
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Anxiety disorders are more common than you may think.  Millions of individuals suffer silently every year, when help is available.  If you or a loved one suffers from an anxiety disorder, know that there is help and relief out there for you.  The key is to find a doctor and therapist that will listen to your concerns and help you on the road to recovery.
One of the trickiest things about anxiety disorders is the origins.  Anxiety is a common part of every day life.  It is the drive that keeps up safe from dangerous objects and situations.  You may feel a bit of anxiety when crossing the street- this helps you pay attention to on-coming traffic and make it to the other side safely.  Anxiety disorders develop when your mind has trouble distinguishing between extremes.  You may become very anxious over common, non-threatening life events.  Such “attacks” may leave you feeling confused, alone, and scared.  If you feel that this may be the case with you, consult a doctor immediately.  Don’t be afraid to seek help and treatment, because that is the only way that you can get better.  Your doctor and therapist are trained to deal with anxiety disorders, and can help lead you in the right direction.
There are many different types of anxiety disorders that you should be aware of.  It could be a generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, panic disorder, or phobias.  Many patients experience one or more of these disorders over the course of their lives.  While it is still unknown as to why some patients develop anxiety disorders, it is understood that we all begin the same way.  Every individual is born with a fight or flight response that is meant to keep them out of harms way.  At some point, patients with anxiety disorders experience an alteration in perception or brain chemistry.
If you feel that you may have an anxiety disorder, you may be experiencing one or more of the following symptoms:

Increased heart rate or tightness in the chest
Feeling shaky, dizzy, or lightheaded
Dry mouth
Sick to your stomach
Frequent urination or bowel movements

Mentally you may feel:

Frightened
That you are sick
That people are looking at you
That you may lose control
That you must escape to a safe place

Once you have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, there are plenty of things that you can do to help eliminate panic attacks.  Your doctor may discuss medication options to help improve the chemical imbalance present in your brain.  This coupled with therapy has been very successful.  In therapy you will discuss different triggers for your anxiety disorder, and work on ways to eliminate those triggers.  Discussing your condition with friends and family members will also help improve your success rate.  Once they understand that certain social situations trigger your panic attacks, they can help you avoid those areas until you are comfortable again.  There is a lot of work involved in treating an anxiety disorder, but if you set your mind to it, success is imminent.
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title:Diagnosing Crohn's Disease - How To Get A Diagnosis
author:Sarah Jenkins
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3897.shtml
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Diagnosing Crohn’s Disease is often a difficult process.  Because it mimics other diseases, Crohn’s may appear to be a myriad of other ailments.  Likewise, the symptoms experienced vary from patient to patient, so there are no set guidelines to follow or sings that intrinsically point to Crohn’s.
There is not a single to test to establish the existence of Crohn’s Disease definitively.  However, there are several procedures that are done to ascertain if Crohn’s, as well as other digestive tract disorders, are at fault for symptoms being experienced.  One such area of examination is stool samples.  It must first be determined that the inflammation in the bowels is not the result of an infection.  With Crohn’s, inflammation occurs as though there is an infection, but none exists.  Therefore, obtaining this information may rule out many possible culprits.
Other tests that may be done are blood tests, a colonoscopy, a flexible sigmoidoscopy, a barium enema, small bowel x-rays, a capsule endoscopy, or a CT scan.
Blood tests may be used to check for signs of infection as well as anemia.  As stated above, the existence of an infection would rule out Crohn’s disease.  However, if anemia is present, Crohn’s may be more likely.  One of the possible symptoms of Crohn’s Disease is rectal and intestinal bleeding.  Due to this excessive blood loss, many people will become anemic.  Therefore, the existence or nonexistence of anemia is another step in diagnosing digestive disorders.
Another option is a colonoscopy.  This procedure is done with the insertion of a lighted tube with an attached camera through the rectum into the colon to check for signs of Crohn’s Disease.  However, there are risks to this procedure, including perforating the colon wall and bleeding as a result.  Another consideration is that Crohn’s Disease may only occur in the small intestine and not the colon; therefore this procedure would be ineffective in that case.
Similar to a colonoscopy is a flexible sigmoidoscopy, which is the long tube without the camera.  The doctor would check for similar things as in a colonoscopy and the same side effects exist.  However, this procedure can only examine the last two feet of your colon and would be ineffective on diagnosing problems in higher regions.
A barium enema may be used to provide a silhouette o the digestive tract through an x-ray after barium is inserted in enema form.  This, like the other tests that are used, is not as effective as a colonoscopy but may provide valuable clues.

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Title:
Diagnosing Mental Health

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Commonly referred to as an individual’s emotional or psychological well-being, mental health is a term that has no one official definition according to the World Health Organization. Most experts believe that mental health is measured by an individual’s ability to remain capable and competent, handling normal levels of stress, maintaining happy and healthy relationships and his/her ability to lead an independent life. Another sign of mental health is being able to quickly rec...


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mental health


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Commonly referred to as an individual’s emotional or psychological well-being, mental health is a term that has no one official definition according to the World Health Organization. Most experts believe that mental health is measured by an individual’s ability to remain capable and competent, handling normal levels of stress, maintaining happy and healthy relationships and his/her ability to lead an independent life. Another sign of mental health is being able to quickly recover from difficult situations, which may include both physical and emotional.

While individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental illness often require a greater need for mental health promotion, even those who have not been diagnosed still need a certain amount of the same. The truth is that everyone has mental health needs, including those who have no illness. Mental health promotion may be given in the way of encouragement, love, support, understanding, etc.

If an individual believes that he/she is suffering from a mental health illness, a psychiatrist should be consulted for a professional evaluation. In some cases, a regular discussion with a professional may be enough for individuals to overcome their issues and return to a positive mental health status. For others, medication may be required or even hospitalization in extreme cases. With the proper treatment, many individuals who suffer from some type of mental health illness can often live a happy and healthy lifestyle. The first part of overcoming any type of illness is to recognize the problem early, whether that recognition comes directly from the sufferer or from those closest to him/her.

It is important to realize the difference between a positive mental health status and one that may be indicative of an illness. Every life has stressful situations, tears that must be shed and boundaries that must be overcome. However, the best way to measure mental health is by assessing an individual’s ability to handle these situations appropriately. There is no one universal symptom or sign of a mental health illness, but is best described as an individual’s inability to operate or deal with everyday situations in a healthy and productive manner.

The information in this article is to be used for informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice. Anyone with questions regarding mental health must consult their physician for further information, a diagnosis and/or treatment regimen if one is deemed necessary.


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Diagnosing & Treating Parkinson’s Disease

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Characterized as a movement disorder, Parkinson’s disease often is accompanied by muscle stiffness, a slowing or loss of physical movement, tremor, etc. In addition, Parkinson’s disease may carry symptoms that include mood swings (i.e., depression, anxiety, panic attacks, apathy, etc.), changes in behavior, sensations (i.e., arms, legs, hands, etc.) and the ability to process thoughts. Because each case of Parkinson’s disease is unique to the individual it affects, the sympto...


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Characterized as a movement disorder, Parkinson’s disease often is accompanied by muscle stiffness, a slowing or loss of physical movement, tremor, etc. In addition, Parkinson’s disease may carry symptoms that include mood swings (i.e., depression, anxiety, panic attacks, apathy, etc.), changes in behavior, sensations (i.e., arms, legs, hands, etc.) and the ability to process thoughts. Because each case of Parkinson’s disease is unique to the individual it affects, the symptoms may vary from one person to another.

There are several treatment options available to patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease, including medication that may help to ease the symptoms, surgical procedures, a customized diet consisting of nutrition and exercise. Clinical research indicates that nutrients may help to treat Parkinson’s disease and may even help to slow it’s deteriorating effects. Certain types of physical activities, including yoga and dance are believed to be beneficial in helping to maintain mobility and may ease the discomfort associated with muscle stiffness caused by Parkinson’s disease.

Certain types of medication, including those prescribed for treatment of Parkinson’s disease, carry a risk of dangerous side effects. Therefore, it is important for patients to discuss any possible side effects with their physician prior to taking any medication. It is equally important that physicians be made aware of any past or current medical condition from which the patient suffers and/or any medications that they are currently using. At times, one medication can have a negative reaction with another, which is why it is very important that the patient disclose their medical history to the doctor who is treating them for Parkinson’s disease.

To this day, research continues in the fight to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Fundraisers and donations are all a part of what makes medical research possible and what many hope will eventually lead to a cure for this life-altering illness. While Parkinson’s disease may result in the patient becoming more apt to developing other medical conditions, the most common cause of death in patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease is believed to be that of pneumonia.

The information in this article is intended for informational purposes only. It should not be considered as, or used in place of, medical advice or professional recommendations for the cause, diagnosis or treatment of Parkinson’s disease. If necessary, individuals should consult a medical doctor for information regarding the likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease, a proper diagnosis and/or course of treatment.


Title:
Diagnosis and Pathogenesis of Gout

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Gout is a common type of arthritis that causes inflammation, swelling and pain of the joints. The disease is caused by the accumulation of uric crystals at the level of the joints and muscular tissues. In many cases, the underlying cause of gout is high serum uric acid concentration. Uric acid is a substance synthesized during the body’s purine metabolism, having no physiological importance inside the organism. In fact, uric acid is a waste product excreted by the kidneys through urine. High serum uric acid levels are the result of either overproduction or inappropriate excretion of uric acid. The great majority of gout cases are caused by under-excretion of uric acid, as a consequence of renal dysfunctions.


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gout, gout treatments, gout diet


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Gout is a common type of arthritis that causes inflammation, swelling and pain of the joints. The disease is caused by the accumulation of uric crystals at the level of the joints and muscular tissues. In many cases, the underlying cause of gout is high serum uric acid concentration. Uric acid is a substance synthesized during the body’s purine metabolism, having no physiological importance inside the organism. In fact, uric acid is a waste product excreted by the kidneys through urine. High serum uric acid levels are the result of either overproduction or inappropriate excretion of uric acid. The great majority of gout cases are caused by under-excretion of uric acid, as a consequence of renal dysfunctions.

Although hyperucemia (high levels of serum uric acid) is considered to be directly related with the development of gout, the disease isn’t always caused by this factor. For instance, people may develop gout even on the premises of normal serum uric acid levels, while many people with hyperucemia don’t actually develop gout. Although the symptoms of gout closely resemble the clinical manifestation of rheumatoid arthritis, there doesn’t seem to be a connection between these two disorders.

Gout is generally diagnosed upon patients’ clinical manifestations. However, in order to confirm the diagnosis, doctors often perform additional tests, such as blood analyses or tissue examinations under the microscope. The process of diagnosing gout involves revealing traces of uric acid accumulation at the level of the joints and soft tissues. Gout sufferers usually have serum uric acid levels above the average of 7 mg per dL. Although hyperucemia isn’t always the primary cause of gout, people affected by the disease generally have elevated serum uric acid concentrations.

Gout is often the result of uric acid overproduction, facilitated by food regimens that contain high levels of purines. However, sometimes the body’ overproduction of uric acid is the consequence of physiological abnormalities. Recently conducted experiments have identified various physiological dysfunctions in people diagnosed with gout, such as abnormal activity of the enzymes that control purine synthesis. Gout is considered to have a pronounced genetic character and it can often be seen in people who have a family history of the disease.

In some cases, gout occurs due to under-excretion of uric acid. This waste product is eliminated by the kidneys, through urine, or by the gastrointestinal tract, through stools. However, the primary cause for the under-excretion of uric acid is abnormal activity of the kidneys. Thus, people with kidney disorders are exposed to a high risk of developing gout.

The symptoms of gout are generally episodic and they often involve intense pain in the joints. Pain attacks tend to intensify at night and they may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. The medical treatment of gout generally acts on two levels: it normalizes serum uric acid levels and relieves gout attacks. In order to ameliorate pain attacks, doctors usually prescribe gout sufferers non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, colchinide or injections with corticosteroids. Medications such as probenecid, sulfinpyrazone and allopurinol are usually used in the treatment of gout for preventing the recurrence of pain attacks. Corroborated with an appropriate diet and lifestyle improvements, medical treatments available today can in time overcome gout, also minimizing the chances of relapse.


Title:
Diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a very common condition. The incidence is as high as 20%. This condition that has no structural cause, creates a heavy burden of the sufferer, the health professionals and the health providers. Although it is a condition that does not lead to serious illness, patients should ensure a diagnosis is established by a doctor.


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Irritable bowel syndrome, ibs, diagnosis of ibs, diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome.


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Copyright 2006  Dr. Phil Hariram

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)  belongs to a group of conditions called Medically Unexplained Diseases or Disorders (MUD). Fibromyalgia Syndrome is also in this group. IBS is a functional disorder. In other words, you have symptoms but there is no structural abnormality. It is the most common condition seen by  Gastroenterologists and the most common gastrointestinal condition seen by the family doctor.

Diagnosis is easier since the introduction of the Manning Criteria and more recently the Rome Criteria. The Rome 11 Criteria gives family physicians the confidence to diagnose Irritable Bowel Syndrome without invasive tests. This is very useful especially in the very young.

IBS is a very common condition and, as a large percent of sufferers do not see their GP, the incidence could be as high as 20% globally. It is more common in women. It is also a heavy burden not only to the sufferer but to the health professionals and health providers.

Abdominal pain is an important symptom in the diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. A patient attended my surgery and said she had IBS. Her only symptom was bloating. She had a flat tummy when she woke up but by the end of the day, she looked like she was nine months pregnant. She had no pain or altered bowel habit or form. This is not Irritable Bowel syndrome but one of the many functional disorders that affect the gut. Thompson and Heaton produced a long list of functional gastrointestinal disorders. Quite a few overlap with IBS.

For the diagnosis of IBS, according to the Rome 11 Criteria, you must have abdominal pain or discomfort for at least 12 weeks in a year plus two of the following  in the absence of structural or metabolic abnormalities to explain the symptoms.  Relief of pain with defecation.    Pain associated with change in frequency of  bowel movement. Pain associated with a change in form of stools.

IBS sufferers also have rectal symptoms such as urgency and incomplete emptying. Urgency can cause faecal incontinence. Although this is uncommon, it is a source of severe embarrassment. Bloating is common in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. IBS sufferers are aware of their rumbling tummy and wind. Mucus was a common feature in the past but is not a significant feature today.

Non colonic symptoms of IBS include tiredness and lethargy, urgency and frequency to micturate, backache, pain during intercourse and painful periods in women.

Statistics show that a large percent of Irritable Bowel Syndrome patients wait years before seeing a doctor. These individuals are making  their own diagnoses. IBS patients should have a diagnosis established by a health professional. Some serious illnesses have similar symptoms as IBS. Subclinical Ulcerative Colitis can mimic Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Patients who suspect they have Irritable Bowel Syndrome must see their doctor if they have any of the following symptoms.  Unexpected weight loss, loss of appetite (anorexia), bleeding from the rectum and symptoms first appearing after the age of 50.  See your family doctor if you have IBS symptoms and you have a family history of colon cancer or polyp. There is a higher incident of haemorrhoids (piles) in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and haemorrhoids can cause bleeding from the rectum. Bleeding from the rectum is, however, a red flag symptom and can point to serious underlying disease. Check it out.


title:Diamonds In The Ruff - Finding A Good Personal Trainer
author:Aaron Potts
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1725.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
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The question of how to find a good personal trainer is as old as the industry itself. In fact, it usually gets transformed into an even bigger question - should you even HIRE a personal trainer? Conveniently enough, the answer to one of those questions will dictate the answer to the other one - every time!
The short and simple truth of the matter is that you should only hire a personal trainer if you can find an effective one that is right for you. Here are several things to consider before you decide!
Professionalism
The term professionalism should cover our prospective trainer's skills, as well as his/her ability to act in a professional manner. Both are critical to the training process, and if a trainer is lacking in either department, it will spell doom for your program eventually, either in the short term, or later on down the road.
The days of personal trainers just being jocks with a certification are (thankfully!) coming to a close. Today's personal trainer needs to be a consummate professional with regard to his/her actual skills, as well as ability to treat their clients in a professional and business-like manner.
For now let's just agree that if your trainer doesn't have a clue about how to get you in shape, you probably don't want to hire that trainer!
What about their level of professionalism? A good personal trainer will always maintain their professional bearing. They don't need to be some stick in the mud with no personality, but there are several things that a trainer should NOT be doing during a training session. These include things like staring at themselves in the mirror, daydreaming, excessively talking to other people, talking on their cell phone, checking out members of the opposite sex, and just generally not focusing on you during the workout.
Your trainer should look professional as well. Although the actual clothing standards vary widely, some things that you should not see are excessive body jewelry, the latest fashions such as arm bands, beanie caps, combat boots, etc., or any clothing or accessories that are worn simply as decoration or because the style is in. The latest styles have absolutely nothing to do with your training program!
Credentials
Which level of personal training certification is the best has been and continues to be a matter of extreme debate. This article will not propagate that debate with further discussion of the details. However, what you should take home is the fact that regardless of your fitness goals, your trainer should be qualified to train YOU.
For general health and fitness, any of the top 10 nationwide certification agencies offer acceptable programs. A brief list includes - but is not limited to - the International Sports Sciences Association, the American Council on Exercise, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine. There are others, and your trainer should be more than happy to point you to the website that governs his or certification, so that you can learn more on your own.
For more specific considerations like training for a sport or athletic competition, your trainer will need a higher degree of expertise. The American College of Sports Medicine has a great program and is one of the most recognized certifications for sport specific training.
You should ask very specific questions about how a potential trainer is going to tackle the particular issues that you want covered during your training program.
Facility
Regardless of your potential trainer's credentials and professionalism, you need to know where you are going to train. The industry standard of only working out at a gym is being challenged more and more these days. It is possible now to find a trainer who will come right to your house and train you, or possibly meet you outside, or in your housing area community fitness center. Don't fall into the trap of thinking that you have to go to the gym if you want a personal trainer!
Schedule
One of the biggest issues for trainers and clients alike is scheduling. After all, you both have to be in the same place at the same time for a minimum of 30 minutes, and possibly as long as 90 minutes. A good trainer will try to find a way to fit you into their schedule. It won't always be possible, especially with a highly sought after trainer, but if the trainer truly wants to help you, they will do their best to fit you in.
Rapport
Having a good rapport with your personal trainer is crucial! If you and your trainer don't get along, it's a waste of time for both of you. You will likely end up more frustrated than ever, thinking that even a professional couldn't help you!
Working with a personal trainer that you like is necessary, and on the flip side, the trainer should like you as well. You don't necessarily need to pick out curtains together, but you should at least be able to carry on a comfortable dialogue while you exercise. Most good trainers are good communicators as well, but if the two of you aren't very comfortable with each other, then it will cause tension and increase the risk of your program meeting with failure.
A good personal trainer will agree to meet with you face to face before you actually sign up for a training program. Some trainers offer a free or low-cost initial consultation, and that is the perfect time to size up your trainer to make sure they fit your needs!
You should take home the fact that the definition of a good personal trainer is someone who is not only a professional, but is also appropriate for your specific personality, needs, goals, and desires. You may be working with this person for awhile, so choose wisely!
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Title:
Dianabol Is Perhaps The Most Popular Steroid Ever Banned By The FDA!

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355

Summary:
Dianabol, in the pharmaceutical field, is known by its chemical name Methandrostenolone. It was created by the then medicine experiment specialist Dr. Ziegler. According to the experiment which Dr. Ziegler did, Dianabol is capable of growing human growth tissues.


Keywords:
Dianabol


Article Body:
Dianabol, in the pharmaceutical field, is known by its chemical name Methandrostenolone. It was created by the then medicine experiment specialist Dr. Ziegler. According to the experiment which Dr. Ziegler did, Dianabol is capable of growing human growth tissues. The drug was introduced in the United States by Ciba in 1958. Since then, bodybuilders have been using Dianabol as human muscle growth hormone.

However, when Dianabol was experimented on women, it gave a very disappointing result. The doctors in clinical trials administered a Dianabol tablet a day to women. In spite of low dose, Dianabol showed severe side effects, such as masculinising effects in women.

The drug also has many severe side effects, which compelled the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States to ban the drug and put it in the list of Controlled Substances. Dianabol is perhaps the most popular steroid ever banned by the FDA because of its side effects.

The side effects associated with Dianabol include strain on the liver, increase in blood pressure and heart rate. It can also cause serious acne on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back.

Dianabol is a DEA Schedule III (US) drug which has a chemical structure of 17 beta-hydroxy-17 alpha-methyl-1.4-androstadien-3-one and has half life period of 4.5-6 hours. It carries a molecular mass of 300.441 g/mol and has a molecular formula of C20H28O2.

Dianabol is a very powerful steroid, in terms of both androgenic and anabolic effects on the user. These effects result in a great buildup of muscle mass. The drug also helps setting positive nitrogen balance which can also have a positive effect on well being.

Dianabol is commonly combined (stacked) with injectable testosterone products such as enanthate, cypionate, and sustanon, largely to kick-start the cycle to improve gains in muscle mass, strength and improve muscle pumps. Dianabol is a steroid for the slightly more advanced athletes.

The drug is not in common use nowadays because of its severe side effects. The drug however is extensively available online. There are numerous online drug stores selling Dianabol online, but it should always be purchased from genuine and reliable sites.


Title:
Dianabol – A Potent Muscle Growth Hormone

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Summary:
Dianabol or methandrostenolone is basically a muscle growth hormone. It is an anabolic steroid that was originally developed by John Ziegler and launched in the United States by Ciba in 1958. In fact Dianabol was the second anabolic steroid after testosterone which was ever produced. It is one of the most popular anabolic steroids.


Keywords:
Dianabol


Article Body:
Dianabol or methandrostenolone is basically a muscle growth hormone. It is an anabolic steroid that was originally developed by John Ziegler and launched in the United States by Ciba in 1958. In fact Dianabol was the second anabolic steroid after testosterone which was ever produced. It is one of the most popular anabolic steroids.

The chemical formula of Dianabol is C20H28O2. It has a 17a-methyl group added with it, which helps it to pass through the liver and slow down the rate of conversion to estrogen. Thus Dianabol is one of the favorites of bodybuilders. The drug is often used by bodybuilders to make their bodies grow like anything.

Methandrostenolone is actually more active as compared to testosterone in rapid growth of muscle tissue. It also has the effect of decreasing the steroid’s affinity for sex hormone binding globulin. The aromatization of methandrostenolone helps in significant water retention which further helps in gaining great muscle mass and strength. This is the reason why Dianabol is used by bodybuilders only at the start of their steroid cycle. It is the best drug for people who compete in non-aerobic oriented sports. Dianabol helps to promote protein synthesis, enhance glycogenolysis and stimulate strength in a very fast-acting way.

Dianabol is usually prescribed for men, but women can also take it. However, the drug is not recommended to be used with doctors’ prescription, as it has a number of severe side effects. In women, Dianabol shows several severe masculinising effects. It can also cause considerable strain on the liver, increase in blood pressure and heart rate, and gyneocomastia, which mostly happens with athletes. It can also cause serious acne on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back. Hair loss is also a common side effect. One more side effect of this drug is that, loss of strength occurs when it is discontinued. Headache can be noticed in some cases. The dose of Dianabol is 15-50mg/daily orally or 50-150mg/ weekly by injection.

It is rather important to note that the use of Dianabol has been currently prohibited and banned in the United Sates. However, it is still available in countries like Mexico and Thailand. Dianabol is manufactured under the name Reforvit-b.


Title:
Dianabol – Musclebuilders’ First Choice

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397

Summary:
Dianabol, also known as ‘Methandrostenolonea,’ is a testosterone derivative compound with lots of anabolic as well as androgenic properties. Dianabol is one of the oldest and the celebrated anabolic steroids.


Keywords:
ianabolicsteroids


Article Body:
Dianabol, also known as ‘Methandrostenolonea,’ is a testosterone derivative compound with lots of anabolic as well as androgenic properties. Dianabol is one of the oldest and the celebrated anabolic steroids.

Dianabol is a strong anabolic steroid that was developed by Dr. John Ziegler with the help of Ciba pharmaceutical company. The Soviet team, taking testosterone shots, gave overwhelmingly sweeping performance in the 1954 World Weightlifting Championship, and that made Dr. Ziegler research and create a substance to boost up the performance of the US team. Dianabol was the result of Dr. Ziegler research and effort.

The main ingredients of Dianabol include Hydroxy Propylmethylcellulose, Dextrose, Triacetin, Starch, FD&C Yellow #10, Stearic Acid, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, and Titanium Dioxide.

Dianabol has the potency to provide notable increase in muscle size with lowest fluid retention. Dianabol is free from c-17th carbon configuration, which means it is safe, and the hepatoxicity occurrence is rare. The ingredients of Dianabol act as constructive-metabolic factors, thus intensifying protein synthesis and nitrogen preservation in the body. These elements have adaptogenic property that let body to become accustomed to augmented workloads and combat fatigue. Dianabol is the most advantageous drug as it provides more effective results than other steroid classes.

Dianabol is one of the most popular anabolic steroids. It is widely used by bodybuilders, weightlifters, football players, and Olympic athletes. Arnold Schwarzenegger is believed to have won his first of seven Mr. Olympia titles with the help of Dr. Zeigler´s little blue Dianabol pills. Dianabol is still one of the most coveted steroids for bodybuilders and weightlifters.

Studies conducted on Dianabol reveal that Dianabol users have great benefits after taking two capsules daily. At the same time, those who take higher quantities of Dianabol say, four to eight capsules each day, have reported significant muscle mass and strength benefits.

The majority of jocks make use of Dianabol to reap muscle mass benefits, raise protein synthesis process and increase glycogenolysis. A normal dosage of 4-5 tablets each day is sufficient to see impressive results, but the higher quantities of Dianabol may cause serious side effects.

Some of the side effects of Dianabol include acne, gynecomastia, liver infections, increased body weight, excess fluid retention, high blood pressure, faster heart beat and early hair loss. It is often used by men, but in case of women it results into strong masculinization features and affects the body.


Title:
Dianabol – The Breakfast Of Champions

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329

Summary:
Dianabol or Methandrostenolone is an anabolic steroid initially produced by John Ziegler. For the first time, Ciba introduced ‘Dianabol’ in the United States in 1956. Dianabol is one of the strongest and the most popular steroids containing mixture of anabolic plus androgenic properties. Its main ingredients are FD&C Yellow #10, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Triacetin,Starch, Stearic Acid, Dextrose, Silica, Hydroxy Propylmethylcellulose, Magnesium Stearate and Titanium Dioxide.


Keywords:
Dianabol


Article Body:
Dianabol or Methandrostenolone is an anabolic steroid initially produced by John Ziegler. For the first time, Ciba introduced ‘Dianabol’ in the United States in 1956. Dianabol is one of the strongest and the most popular steroids containing mixture of anabolic plus androgenic properties. Its main ingredients are FD&C Yellow #10, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Triacetin,Starch, Stearic Acid, Dextrose, Silica, Hydroxy Propylmethylcellulose, Magnesium Stearate and Titanium Dioxide.

Dianabol is a well-known steroid with the potentiality to provide impressive muscle size increase with least fluid retention. Dianabol also called ‘D-bol’ acts on the body in an ergogenic way after it is taken orally. Dianabol is free from c-17th carbon configuration and this   entails that it is secure, and the occurrence of hepatoxicity is rare.

According to the study results, Dianabol users claimed that they experienced outstanding benefits on just a dose of two capsules daily. While others, who take a high dose say, five to nine capsules per day, have reported momentous muscle mass and strength gains.

Dianabol suppresses or chokes up signals and keeps your well-deserved muscles intact. Dianabol is also called the “breakfast of champions.” The major side effects related to the Dianabol are acne, gynecomastia, liver infections, increased body weight, excess fluid retention, high blood pressure, faster heart beat and early hair loss.

The main constituents of Dianabol work as energy-storing agents, thus escalating protein synthesis and nitrogen retention. These constituents have adaptogenic properties, as well, letting the body to acclimatize to increased workloads and combat tiredness. The anti-catabolic properties of Dianabol also have a significant “annealing” impression on all bodily operations. This result in better sleep, enhanced physical and intellectual state and helps prevent overtraining.

Dianabol can be easily purchased from the market. There are many drug stores selling Dianabol at cheap rates. Dianabol is also available online as there are many drugstores selling Dianabol online. Before purchasing Dianabol, it is important to make some research to find real and authentic Dianabol both offline as well as online.


Title:
Dianabol – The First Ever Anabolic Steroid

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Dianabol was the first ever anabolic steroid that was a potent mixture of both anabolic and androgenic properties, and that’s what made it one of the strongest and the most popular drugs of its time. Dianabol certainly is considered as one of the groundbreaking anabolic steroids. It was first produced by John Ziegler with collaboration with the Ciba Laboratories in 1956.


Keywords:
Dianabol


Article Body:
Dianabol was the first ever anabolic steroid that was a potent mixture of both anabolic and androgenic properties, and that’s what made it one of the strongest and the most popular drugs of its time. Dianabol certainly is considered as one of the groundbreaking anabolic steroids. It was first produced by John Ziegler with collaboration with the Ciba Laboratories in 1956.

Dianabol was introduced in the United States in 1958. The anabolic steroid became extremely popular in the States. It virtually became the favorite supplement of bodybuilders and weightlifters. The drug is said to be the favorite of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Dianabol is known for its ultimate potential of improving muscle size with least fluid retention. It also helps in suppressing or choking up signals which keep your muscles intact. It is also known as D-Bol or methandrostenolone in the pharmaceutical field. It is referred to as a muscle growth hormone. It has a 17a methyl group formula which helps it to pass through the liver and slow down the rate of conversion to estrogen. The drug has the capability of water retention which further helps in gaining great muscle mass and strength. It also promotes protein synthesis, enhances glucogenolysis and stimulates strength in a very fast-acting way.

However, the drug has some serious kind of side effects, which really compelled the US FDA to ban it. Some of the side effects generally linked with Dianabol include – acne, hair loss, headache, masculinising effects in women, increased blood pressure, and strain on the liver.

Dianabol was scaling the peaks of popularity when the FDA banned it in the year 1990. People however continued to use this drug even after it was banned. The drug is not really prescribed for women, but for men its dose is 15-50mg/daily orally or 50-150mg/week by injection. Nowadays, the drug is being produced by the Mexican pharmaceutical companies and is sold under the name Reforvit – b.

Dianabol is amply available online. It can be easily purchase from online steroid market. There are numerous steroid stores selling the anabolic steroid online, but the drug should always be purchased from reliable and reputed steroid stores online.


Title:
Dianabol – Virtually Regular Meal of Athletes & Bodybuilders

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364

Summary:
You know, Dianabol or D-bol has an ergogenic effect on your body if taken orally? Dianabol contains the powerful chemicals and substances, such as Stearic acid, Triacetin, Starch, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, and Propylmethycellulose.


Keywords:
Dianabol


Article Body:
You know, Dianabol or D-bol has an ergogenic effect on your body if taken orally? Dianabol contains the powerful chemicals and substances, such as Stearic acid, Triacetin, Starch, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, and Propylmethycellulose.

Dianabol is one of the strongest and the most popular anabolic steroids in the steroids industry. One more benefit that Dianabol has is that it contains the mixture of anabolic and androgenic properties in it. Dianabol has been in the news since it has been produced in the market in 1956 by Ciba pharmaceuticals and Dr. Ziegler.

Dianabol has a great potential to provide the muscle a good bulk and give it an impressive look. It has least fluid retention. It is free from compounds like c-17 which has a strong carbon configuration which makes it more secure than all other steroids. Because of the non – presence of c-17th substance, the occurrence of hepatoxicity gets rarefied.

Dianabol is the most used and the most experienced drug. According to the users of this drug, if they are believed, they have experienced outstanding benefits from Dianabol drug. The drug’s nominal dose, say two to three capsules a day, help them to bulk up their muscles.  The people taking very high doses, say 5 -9 capsules a day, have informed that they have momentous muscle mass and strength gains. Actually Dianabol suppresses up signals and helps in keeping the body muscles intact.

As it is known that a coin has two sides, Dianabol also has two facets. Undoubtedly, it has many benefits, but it also has many serious side effects. It can leave you ailing with severe liver infections, acne, increased body weight, gynecomastia, excess water retention, high blood pressure and faster heart beat. Due to these reasons, the FDA of the United States has banned the drug and made the use of this drug illegal in 1990 allover USA.

However, the countries like Mexico and Thailand are producing the drug under different name Reforvit –b. The drug Dianabol is freely available in the black market. It is also available online at various online drug stores. However, If you intend to buy the drug online, you should buy it from reliable drug stores.


title:Did I Really Eat That? How to Quickly Recover From a Binge
author:Jackie Stanley
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4406.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:12
category:health
article:

At one time or another, we have all awakened to the sight of empty soda bottles, pizza boxes, candy bar wrappers, or ice cream containers strewn about our bedroom, den or kitchen and asked ourselves: “Did I really eat all that?”
Rather than accepting binges as temporary relapses, we tend to react by beating ourselves up for falling off the wagon and failing to follow through our healthy eating plan. Here are a few concrete actions you can take after a binge to successfully coach yourself from relapse to recovery in as little time as possible:
Go Ahead and Vent!
Give yourself 10 minutes to vent about your setback. Set a timer to make certain you don’t get carried away, and then use this time to whine about why you can’t eat whatever you want. Complain about how much you hate to exercise. Blame your mother and rave on about why it is not your fault that you like ice cream. Give voice to everything you are feeling and thinking – expressing anything that might be contaminating your brain. But when the 10 minutes are up and the timer goes off, stop venting and move on.
Focus on Facts, Not Faults
Writing a clear and objective description of what you ate during a binge can help you put an end to the blame game. Try to focus only on what you ate and not how you felt about what you ate. Focusing too intently on our feelings can sometimes interfere with out ability to move forward, because they can distort our objectivity. A written description can serve as a window through which we can assess our behavior without making judgments about ourselves. When we can begin to make distinctions between who we are and what and how much we eat, binges will lose their power to derail our weight loss and healthy living goals.
Reframe Your Binge
Reframing or putting a positive spin on your overeating incident doesn’t mean that you don’t accept responsibility for your actions. It means that you look at the experience with a positive, constructive attitude. For instance, rather than telling yourself that you have lost your way, reframe the incident by telling yourself that you merely took a detour. Remind yourself that no matter how much you ate, your binge did not cause the world to stop spinning. Life will go on, and so will your journey toward weight loss and healthy living.
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Title:
Did You Get Your Seaweed This Morning?

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453

Summary:
Fucose is a Glyconutrient. There are 8 saccharides that make up this family:

• Mannose
• Glucose
• Galactose
• Xylose:
• Fucose (not fructose)
• N-acetylglucosamine
• N-acetylneuramic acid
• N-acetylgalactosamine

Fucose can be found in natural products like seaweed and echinoderms. From ancient times humans have consumed them. The original gelatin was often made from seaweed before artificial gelatin was developed.

When handling wet kelp you will experience a ...


Keywords:
glyconutrients,fucose,fucoidans,glyconutrient


Article Body:
Fucose is a Glyconutrient. There are 8 saccharides that make up this family:

• Mannose
• Glucose
• Galactose
• Xylose:
• Fucose (not fructose)
• N-acetylglucosamine
• N-acetylneuramic acid
• N-acetylgalactosamine

Fucose can be found in natural products like seaweed and echinoderms. From ancient times humans have consumed them. The original gelatin was often made from seaweed before artificial gelatin was developed.

When handling wet kelp you will experience a slimy sensation. This is largely due to fucoidans on the surface of the seaweed. When you pull apart the ”slime“ you will see long threads. These are the extended chains of fucoidan polysaccharides(including fucose)

Brown seaweed kelp is used to extract alginates for industrial, pharmaceutical, and food purposes but for a long time Fucoidans were not considered. Now research has revealed that Fucoidans have been found to have medicinal benefits like anticoagulants.

Fucoidans are made up mainly of the saccharide fucose. They have been found in brown marine algae and echinoderms like sea urchins and sea cucumbers. They are used in a number of medicines including ones for anticoagulant and antithrombotic therapy.

There are many different types of brown kelp, which vary in the amount of fucose they have. Research is only just now being done on this little known area of science. The kelp has been a highly prized food and medicine for many centuries. The substance, extracted from the kelp, Fucus Vesiculosus contains 16 different fucans.

They assist the kelp plant by protecting it and help its cell walls not to get damaged with changing salt concentrations. They also help the kelp and echinoderms with their reproductive systems.

Fucose is also useful for helping the human immune system and assisting the body to ward off infections, diseases and toxins. Other uses are help with inflammatory conditions and ulcers. Not only the brown kelp but also the Japanese seaweed Mozuku is used for extracting Fucoidan.

Fucose can also have an effect on enzymes by promoting and inhibiting them. It has been found to be helpful against snake venom and bites. By controlling the enzymes that can cause the venom damage.

There are many uses for this useful glyconutrient and it is only just recently that these uses are coming to light. As scientists do more research they are discovering new uses for this saccharide and the other glyconutrients. The new research is called Glycobiology and is named after the Glyconutrients they are investigating.

Only during the last 10 years scientists have been researching the family of foods known as the carbohydrates. Because of their complex nature it took time for scientists to understand and be able to analyze them. Now as they go deeper into their structure and uses they are finding the immense benefits that Glyconutriants hold for the mankind.


title:Did You Know That Excess Salt Is Harmful?
author:Cindi Gass
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4418.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:12
category:health
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Salt (sodium) plays an important role in the regulation of muscle contraction, fluid balance and nerve impulses in the human body and it is essential for overall good health. All our body fluids including blood, sweat, tears, etc contain sodium. It is essential to maintain proper balance of sodium in these fluids. Sodium in the body is mainly found in fluids that surround the body’s cells, such as blood and lymph fluid. When sodium intake exceeds the amount the body can handle it builds up in the interstitial areas and the kidneys have to work extra hard to excrete it.
A build up may cause the body to hold extra fluids in the blood and around the cells, which contributes to increased blood pressure and also excess weight gain from water. The reason why water retention can be so hard to diagnose is that almost all the body’s tissues have plenty of capacity to hold a little extra fluid without looking abnormal. This extra fluid is what makes one look fat.
Generally, we should only eat between 1,000 and 3,000 mg of sodium a day, so it’s easy to go overboard. The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for sodium is about 2,300 mg - slightly more than one teaspoon. While sodium occurs naturally in many foods and is used in food additives such as monosodium glutamate (MSG), salt itself still accounts for more than 90 per cent of the sodium in our diets.
In fact, three-quarters of the salt in our diets comes from processed foods, with just 10 per cent coming from the salt we add during cooking or at the table, and the remaining 15 per cent that occurs naturally in food. This means they key to keeping salt intake down is to eat fewer processed, salty foods such as sauces, pickles, crisps, canned meats, sausages, ham, and canned soups. The good news is many of these foods are also high in calories and fat making them poor choices if you’re trying to lose weight. The more highly processed a food is, the more likely it is to have high sodium content. That’s why, when it comes to eating, it’s wise to stick mainly to the basics. Fruits, vegetables, lean meant, beans and whole grains all have little sodium.
Tips to Reduce Sodium in Your Diet
Eat canned soups or broths sparingly. These can be very high in sodium. Use fresh poultry, fish, and lean meat, rather than canned or processed types. Switch to low-sodium margarine, or low-salt butter. Avoid salted nuts, chips, pickles and other snack foods. Avoid using table salt. Do not add extra salt at the table. Reduce sodium when shopping. Read the food labels carefully to find out more about what is in the foods you eat. This will help you choose the right foods. This will help you limit the amount of sodium you eat everyday. Rinse salt from canned foods.
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title:Did You Know That Natural Herbs And Vitamins Will Help With Allergy Relief?
author:Mayur Vibhakar
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3437.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergic
diseases. A recent nationwide survey found that more than
half (54.6 percent) of all U.S citizens test positive to
one or more allergens; among specific allergens, dust mite,
rye, ragweed, or cockroach caused sensitization in
approximately 25 percent of the population.

This article will provide tips for allergy relief. The
information covered below will address the following
questions:

1.Why do we develop allergies?
2.What causes allergies?
3.Allergy symptoms
3.Tips to obtain allergy relief
4.Herbs, vitamins & supplements

Most individuals with allergies are not sensitive to just
one substance but a host of them. There is an endless list
of allergy causing substances present in our food, drinks,
the air, and the clothes we wear to name a few examples
that can trigger an allergic reaction. 

Why do we develop allergies?

The exact cause of allergic reactions is still under
debate.  Heredity seems to play an important role according
to some researchers and being exposed to allergens at
certain times when the body's defenses are low or weak,
such as after a viral infection or during pregnancy, also
may contribute to the development of allergies. Allergies
are the immune system's exaggerated response to a foreign
substance. Exposure to what is normally a harmless
substance, such as pollen, causes the immune system to
react as if the substance is harmful. Substances that cause
allergies are called allergens.

What causes allergies?

Allergies may be caused by any of the following. NOTE:
this is just a partial list; there are countless substances
that may cause an allergic reaction. The only way for
someone to know whether they're allergic to a particular
substance is to get tested by an allergist.

1.Mold
2.Animal Dander
3.Latex
4.Certain Foods (EX: Nuts)
5.Insect Venom
6.Medications (EX: Penicillin)
7.Pollen
8.Dust Mites

What are allergy symptoms?

Allergy symptoms can be categorized as mild, moderate or
severe (anaphylactic).
Mild reactions include local symptoms (affecting a
specific area of the body) such as a rash or hives; itchy,
watery eyes; and nasal congestion. Mild reactions do not
spread to other parts of the body.

Moderate reactions include symptoms that spread to other
parts of the body. Symptoms may include itchiness that
spreads or difficulty breathing.

A severe allergic reaction, known as anaphylaxis, is a
life-threatening emergency in which the body's
response to the allergen is sudden and affects the whole
body (systemic). Anaphylaxis may begin with severe itching
of the eyes or face and within minutes progresses to more
serious symptoms including swelling, which could result in
difficulty swallowing and breathing; abdominal pain;
cramps; vomiting; diarrhea; hives; and angioedema (hives in
the throat). Mental confusion or dizziness also may be
symptoms, since anaphylaxis causes a quick drop in blood
pressure.

Tips to obtain allergy relief

Dust often to control mites - By dusting surfaces and
washing bedding often, you can control the amount of dust
mites in your home.

Vacuum often - Although cleaning can sometimes trigger
allergic reactions, with dust in the air, vacuuming once or
twice a week will reduce the surface dust mites. Wear a
mask when doing housework and consider leaving for a few
hours after you clean to avoid allergens in the air. You
can also make sure your vacuum has an air filter to capture
dust.

Reduce pet dander - If you have allergies, you should
avoid pets with feathers or fur like birds, dogs and cats.
Animal saliva and dead skin, or pet dander, can cause
allergic reactions.

Avoid pollen - Keep windows and doors closed. Use an air
filter and clean it regularly or run the air conditioner
and change the filter often.

Avoid mold - Mold spores grow in moist areas. If you
reduce the moisture in the bathroom and kitchen, you will
reduce the mold. Clean moldy surfaces. Dehumidifiers will
also help reduce mold.

Herbs, Vitamins & Supplements

Herbs, vitamins and other supplements can help by boosting
the immune system and/or provide allergy relief.

Herbs that may help by boosting the immune system
1. Echinacea
2. Garlic

Vitamins that may help by boosting the immune system
1.Vitamin A
2.Vitamin C - Very effective at fighting allergies. It is
a powerful antioxidant. It promotes immune functions and
is natural anti-histamine.
3 Vitamin E - It fights allergies. It is a potent
intercellular anti-oxidant.
4.Green tea - Contains EGCG, a potent antioxidant more
powerful than vitamin C & E

Other supplements
(1) Bioflavonoids such as Quercetin work well with
Vitamin C as an anti-histamine to tackle allergens.

Obtaining allergy relief involves a 2 pronged attack.

1. Avoid allergy triggers such as the one's mentioned above
2. Boost the immune system by using herbs, vitamins and
supplements

If the above don't work than medications such as
antihistamines, decongestants or a combination of both are
available over-the-counter or by prescription to treat
allergy symptoms. Nasal sprays such as topical nasal
steroids and cromolyn sodium also can be used to treat
allergy symptoms. Immunotherapy and allergy shots are
recommended for relief needed over a long period of time.

Obtaining allergy relief through natural means such as
taking the herbs and vitamins recommended above is the best
route to take without incurring side effects, however, if
the allergy is severe and debilitating than prescription or
over the counter medications may be needed. PREVENTION IS
THE BEST MEDICINE., Keep your immune system healthy so
chances of developing disease are reduced.

For more information please visit
http://www.innervibrance.com/allergy_relief/

(c)Mayur Vibhakar - All rights reserved.
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title:Did You Know That Weather is Affecting Your Weight?
author:Kim Snyder
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3536.shtml
date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:11
category:health
article:

Did you know that there is a difference in weight between LA and New York? If you are thin in New York good chances that you are thought of as fat in LA! It is only about maybe 10 lbs in difference. In New York every women you see has real curves, there is not as a size 2 in the bunch. Yet in LA, every one of those women from New York would start feeling fat within minutes of stepping foot off the airplane!
One of the main factors is probably due to the weather. Yes! We are going to blame this on the weather! There is not a time of year, in LA that you cannot be comfortable wear a bathing suit. What that means is, there not a time in the year that exercising and dieting ever truly stops.
Now get this juicy fact, the more clothes you take off in LA, the more looks you are going to get, but in New York, the more you have on in clothing, the more looks you're going to get. It is like a dress code that no one really knows about, but it turns out to be true fact. All because of the changing of seasons, you cover it up, curiosity starts happening in the minds of the men.
Here is what you need to do to be notice in LA. You must be wearing, tight jeans, carrying this year's purse and, on your feet, this season's shoes. Turning that around and head for New York, its a dress that gets the looks. Why? It is because of their weather. What you wear can covers up a multitude of sins, meaning those extra few pounds that would make you invisible back in LA, makes you a hot mama in New York!
Those who visit both sides of the coast feel it is healthier for all women to visit the coast opposite of where they may live now. It would open your eyes to the fact that not being a size 0 is not the end of the world. Think what a field trip would be like for teenage girls who feel they are either too fat or too thin? How about getting them visit the opposite coast line of where they live now? There would a change in attitude when they get to see that its better or worse depending on where they are from.
Those in the middle of the West and East coast, well I don't know what it is like for them but be warned not to visit Miami anytime soon. There they don't wear anything but bikini tops and short shorts. It has been said that a very buff size 0 from LA felt fat, when she got off the plane in Miami.
What this really means ladies, whereever you might live; it all boils down to this. Be happy with who you are, diet and exercise under a doctor's supervision, and don't worry about what other women size may be. Ask any man, they love us, no matter what size big or small we may be.
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title:Did You POOP Today?
author:Dr. Edward F. Group III
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If you’re like many Americans, constipation is something you’ve experienced.  Over 4 million people each year report being constipated. Cases of colon cancer are rising steadily. To understand why you may be suffering, you first need to know exactly what constipation means. When John Wayne died they found 60 pounds of compacted hard fecal matter stuck to the lining of his intestines.
My definition of being constipated means that you have difficulty  passing stools and do not have daily bowel movements. 
If your stools are soft and pass easily and you pass them at least 2 times per day, I would say you’re not constipated.
In order to be diagnosed with constipation, you must have at least two of the following symptoms for at least 12 months:

Hard or pellet-like stools at least 25% of the time
Straining with bowel movements at least 25% of the time
A feeling that you don’t completely empty your bowels at least 25% of the time
Fewer than 5 bowel movements per week

What causes constipation?
The most common cause of constipation is a lack of adequate amounts of water, exercise, stress and fiber in the diet.  The longer the stool sits in the large intestine waiting to be passed, the harder and less easy to pass it becomes.
There are many other reasons that you may find yourself constipated.  Common causes of constipation include:

A change in schedule, such as traveling or anything that changes your daily routine
Repressing the urge to have a bowel movement
An increase in your stress levels
A lack of exercise and poor dietary habits
Loss of activity as a result of injury or aging
Pregnancy
Medication use

Constipation may also be a result of another health problem, such as irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes or other illnesses.
Older people (over the age of 65) still experience constipation more often than other adults. This is often due to an increase in medications and loss of mobility. Recently, over the last 10 years, children as well as adults are becoming constipated. Most doctors attribute this to a sedentary lifestyle, obesity, and poor nutrition. Studies now show that 50% of the children in America are obese and uneducated about proper diet and healthy living.
A more uncommon type of constipation results from an actual obstruction in the large intestine.  This can be caused by an obstruction such as a tumor or gallstone that is wedged in the intestine. High stress levels can also cause the muscles in the bowel to constrict or contract at different times. Normally the muscles in the upper part of the intestinal tract contract, as the lower muscles in the bowel relax. When the lower muscles in the bowel contract or go into a spasm instead of relaxing, problems start to occur.
The bowel may also be obstructed if the large intestine has twisted on itself.  Sometimes after any type of abdominal surgery scar tissue will grow internally and pinch off or restrict a section of your bowel. Another possible cause of bowel obstruction is from connective tissue diseases such as lupus or scleroderma.
If you’re experiencing symptoms from constipation for more than two weeks, it’s a good idea to seek the advice of your doctor.  Together you can pinpoint the causes of your constipation and choose the best treatment options.
Make sure you pay attention to your bowel habits and keep your colon and intestinal tract clean. Do not consume products containing aspartame, mineral oil, milk of magnesia or high fat content.
Increasing your water intake, exercise, a high fiber diet and using a safe and natural oxygen based intestinal cleanser such as “Oxy-Powder” can keep your bowels regular.
A clean colon can prevent and reduce: Bad breath, body odor, constipation, depression, diverticulitis, colon cancer, fatigue, gas, stomach pain, bloating, weight gain, headaches, hemorroids, indigestion, appendicitis, insomnia and varicose veins.   
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title:Dietary Guidelines For Adults
author:David McCarthy
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Based upon response to previous weight control articles the need for this dietary guideline for adults became apparent. We have always taken the approach that the more you understand why weight is gained the less likely you are to make the mistakes that so many weight watchers make. This article highlights workplace health but it also applies to each one of us who may be overweight.
The real secret to health is to eat adequate servings of nutritious foods and increase the amount of activity in your lifestyle. The thing to remember is that as we age we change, we become less active and therefore require fewer calories to drive our bodies. The problem is that the majority of us work hard when young, prove our worth and are soon rewarded with a supervisory or management role at work. Great, that takes care of income needs, but take a look at what it means to our health needs:
- Most management/supervisory roles require more time being spent behind a desk, chasing paper and sitting on our butts at various meetings. We become less physically active.
- Because we are less active we should reduce our daily calorie intake but few of us even think of this until we notice our stomachs are increasing in size and the waistband gets tighter.
- Another thing about management is that it carries extra responsibilities. As a worker you were responsible for what you did, as a manager you become responsible for what everybody does and this creates stress. The most common habit for relieving stress is to eat. - Unfortunately it is also the worst thing we can do in terms of overall health. (Tip: If you eat when stressed try chewing gum instead, it will achieve the same result without the calories.)
- We also find ourselves working longer hours and this makes us too tired to play tennis or visit the gym a couple of times each week. Many also find that they are developing a digestive problem.
Visit http://www.recipesmania.com/articledigestion.html for more on indegestion.
There is little point of thinking about the extra retirement benefits management will give you if you are likely to die soon after retirement. You must start measuring your intake of food compared to your level of physical activity now. Put simply; ‘less movement, less calories’ is a good way to judge your dietary needs for a long and healthy life.
In the western world we eat an average of 3,500 calories each day when our body requires only 2,000 calories a day to function properly. We need to reduce our calorie intake by 500 each day and this will reduce our weight by 1 pound (450 grams) each week, which happens to be the optimum weight loss target if you wish to lose it and keep it off. (I know there are hundreds of diets out there that promise to reduce your weight by far greater amounts than one pound each week. – They don’t work because you will put it all back on again.)
Tomorrow’s follow up article will look at what foods constitute a healthy daily diet.
This article is copyright © David McCarthy 2006. It may be reproduced in its entirety without additions or alterations.
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title:Dietary Guidelines For Adults 2
author:David McCarthy
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Dietary guidelines for adults 2 is, naturally, a follow up to article 1, and focuses on what foods constitute a good diet where article 1 focused upon why we need a good diet. My approach is that food should be fun because most health food aficionados that I know don’t seem to smile too often and therefore I don’t hold them up as good examples. Eating is a major part of life and life should be fun; if we only get one life what’s the point in being miserable? The challenge for healthy eating is to make healthy food fun to eat and reward yourself occasionally with a treat and to heck with the diet.
We need to eat fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, dairy products and drink plenty of water to have a perfect diet. We also have to accept that certain people have allergies. The most common allergies are dairy products and nuts. Just because you have an allergy you shouldn’t use it as an excuse not to eat a healthy diet; if you can’t eat nuts eat more fruit or vegetables to compensate. Using a little common sense will overcome all perceived obstacles. Once you have a diet based upon healthy foods you can add a few luxuries like chocolate and ice cream providing it is within your daily calorie allowance.
A healthy breakfast is cereal, or oatmeal (porridge) with fresh fruit and a glass of milk. If you are really rushed for time a fresh fruit smoothie is great. Alternatively a couple of slices of toasted whole-grain bread. Do away with common white bread it acts like glue in your intestines and creates digestive problems. If you take toast it is always sensible to eat at least one piece of fresh fruit.
If you feel like a snack mid-morning eat a few nuts, a raw carrot or a piece of fruit.
Lunch should consist of a sandwich made with whole-grain bread, a piece of fruit and some green salad leaves. - Common question: “Should I add salad dressing?” - Why not. If you like salad dressing use it or the food becomes boring but use it in moderation.
Afternoon snack – same as morning snack.
Dinner should have meat or fish; red meat is OK in reasonable servings about three times each week. It must have vegetables including peas or beans and if you can utilize fresh fruit for dessert that is even better. Berries are especially healthy and tasty.
To summarize you must eat seven servings of fruit and/or vegetables every day. This is an absolute minimum requirement for a healthy body. Frozen is fine if you are unsure of the freshness of vegetables or fruit because it is snap frozen when fresh and retains the nutrients. Older fruit and vegetables lose nutrient value.
There is much to play with in this diet and the challenge is to make it fun when mixed with some of your favorites.
This article is copyright © David McCarthy 2006 and may only be reproduced in its entirety with no additions or deletions.
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title:Dietary Guidelines Show Need For Supplements
author:Loren Baker
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The 2005 Dietary Guidelines emphasize getting all of your nutrients from conventional foods, if possible, but also flag the need for some supplemental nutrients."The fact is that many people do not get all the nutrients they need from  diet alone, and there are clear health benefits from getting the full recommended amounts of all vitamins and minerals. A daily multivitamin can go  a long way toward filling the gaps, and an additional supplement providing more calcium and vitamin D is advisable for most people," said Annette Dickinson, Ph.D., president of the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN),  one of the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade associations.
"Additionally, supplements of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may be valuable for people who don’t eat at least two fish meals each week." According to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines, children and adolescents as well as adults often fall short in vitamin E, adults frequently fail to get enough vitamin C, people over age 50 should get the supplemental form of vitamin B-12, women of childbearing age need synthetic folic acid (a B vitamin), and lots of people need extra vitamin D. According to Dr. Dickinson, "The good news is that all of these supplemental nutrients can be consumed conveniently and inexpensively in the form of a daily multivitamin, for less than a dime a day."
In addition, the Dietary Guidelines point out that calcium is a critical nutrient that is in short supply for practically everybody—children, teens, and adults. A multivitamin with minerals will provide some extra calcium, but to get the full amount of calcium that is recommended, people will need to use a separate supplement containing calcium (preferably with vitamin D) or consume lots of dairy products or calcium-fortified foods. While conventional foods and fortified foods and supplements are all effective ways to obtain additional nutrients, cost and calories are also factors to consider. The cost of 1,000 mg of calcium can range from 18 cents a day to $1.38 a day, depending on whether a person uses a calcium tablet, soft calcium chews, lowfat milk, a breakfast cereal with added calcium, or calcium-fortified orange juice (listed from lowest to highest cost). The number of calories that will come along with that amount of calcium ranges from negligible to over 300.
"Multivitamins and calcium supplements can provide consumers with a major boost in their attempts to meet their nutrient needs while controlling cost and avoiding excess calories," said Dr. Dickinson. "The 2005 Dietary Guidelines flag important nutrient shortfalls, and ideally the Food Guide Pyramid (when it comes out) should feature a flag on top to remind people to use appropriate supplements in addition to improving their diets and adopting a healthier lifestyle. Supplements can be an integral part of an optimal diet and should always be viewed in the context of a healthy lifestyle."
See below for a summary of the Dietary Guidelines comments on nutrient shortfalls. The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), founded in 1973, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing dietary supplement industry ingredient suppliers and manufacturers. CRN members adhere to a strong code of ethics, comply with dosage limits and manufacture dietary supplements to high quality standards under good manufacturing practices. For more information on CRN, visit http://www.crnusa.org.
2005 Dietary Guidelines: Nutrient Shortfalls in the General Population Shortfalls for adults: calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids (as a source of vitamin A) Shortfalls for children and adolescents: calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, and vitamin E 2005 Dietary Guidelines: Recommendations for Special Needs Vitamin B-12 for People Over 50 Although a substantial proportion of individuals over age 50 have reduced ability to absorb naturally occurring vitamin B-12, they are able to absorb the crystalline form. Thus, all individuals over the age of 50 should be  encouraged to meet their Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA, 2.4 mcg/day) for  vitamin B-12 by eating foods fortified with vitamin B-12 such as fortified cereals, or by taking the crystalline form of vitamin B-12 supplements.
Iron for Women Based on blood values, substantial numbers of adolescent females and women of childbearing age are iron deficient. Thus, these groups should eat foods high in heme-iron (e.g., meats) or iron-fortified foods with an enhancer of iron absorption, such as foods rich in vitamin C (e.g., orange juice). Folic Acid for Women of Childbearing Age Since folic acid reduces the risk of the neural tube defects, spina bifida and anencephaly, a daily intake of 400 mcg/day of synthetic folic acid (from fortified foods or supplements in addition to food forms of folate from a varied diet) is recommended for women of childbearing age who may become pregnant. Pregnant women should consume 600 mcg/day of synthetic folic acid (from fortified foods or supplements) in addition to food forms of folate from a varied diet. Vitamin D for the Elderly, People with Dark Skin, and People Who Avoid the Sun Adequate vitamin D status, which depends on dietary intake and cutaneous synthesis [synthesis in skin exposed to sunlight], is important for optimal calcium absorption, and it can reduce the risk for bone loss. The elderly and individuals with dark skin (because the ability to synthesize vitamin D from  exposure to sunlight varies with degree of skin pigmentation) and people who get very little exposure to sunlight (e.g., housebound individuals) may need as much as 1,000 International Units per day to achieve protective blood levels of the vitamin.
Fish, EPA, and DHA Evidence suggests that consuming approximately two servings of fish per week (about 8 ounces total) may reduce the risk of mortality from coronary heart  disease and that consuming EPA and DHA (two long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in fish) may reduce the risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease in people who have already experienced a cardiac event.
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Dietary Loss Supplement Weight Controversy

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In the world of bodybuilding, the dietary loss supplement weight controversy is huge. If you are serious about bodybuilding, this is an issue that you cannot avoid - especially if you have body fat. So, what is the deal with the dietary loss supplement weight controversy?


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In the world of bodybuilding, the dietary loss supplement weight controversy is huge. If you are serious about bodybuilding, this is an issue that you cannot avoid - especially if you have body fat. So, what is the deal with the dietary loss supplement weight controversy?

In recent years, many weight loss dietary supplements have been pulled off of store shelves by the FDA. It seems that they have horrendous side effects, such as heart attacks, strokes, and liver damage. But weight loss is still important in the bodybuilding world, so what should you do?

You should use the most miraculous body building supplement known to man - creatine. Creatine has an incredible number of benefits, it is safe, and it is highly recommended by doctors, scientists, and bodybuilding experts - and even weight loss experts these days.

It is amazing that there are still so many different dietary loss supplement weight products out there being used by bodybuilders - most of which do not work, and others of which are absolutely dangerous - when we have creatine which is highly approved of, incredibly effective, easily affordable, and simply proven to work.

Creatine occurs naturally in the body, and it consists of three amino acids, which include Methionine, Arginine, and Glycine. Once in the liver, these three amino acids are combined, and they produce creatine.

What scientists have found is that when you have plenty of creatine in your system, your muscles use more adenosine triphosphate during exercise. This is important, because this is what gives the muscles energy to perform the exercises that you are doing. The more creatine you have in your system, the more ATP you have, and the more exercises you can do.

Creatine is so effective in the process of building muscles that it has been deemed the legal steroid - even though it isn't actually a steroid. Creatine is perfectly safe, and it does not change your estrogen or testosterone levels in any way.

In terms of weight loss, creatine is effective in that it has been proven to burn off excess fat while building lean muscle mass. This happens very easily. The idea is to absolutely drench your muscles with creatine, by taking a creatine supplement. This in turn will attract water to those muscles. When this happens, the muscles must expand, which makes them bigger.

Bigger muscles require more energy than smaller muscles. When they cannot find that excess energy anywhere else, the muscles will start using stored body fat for energy. Note that exercise is still required; however this is incredibly beneficial for body builders, and in recent years has settled the great dietary loss supplement weight controversy.


title:Dietary Recommendations After Gastric Bypass Surgery
author:Protica Nutritional Research
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When obesity gets out of hand, unresponsive to dietary, lifestyle and medical interventions, drastic measures are needed to cut down calorie intake. Morbid obesity with a BMI (body mass index, a measure of malnutrition) above 40 kg/m2 is an indication for surgical procedures such as gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass is now a well-trodden path to lower BMI’s and achieve healthier lives in 18 months or so. First used in the 1950’s, only the last two decades have seen safe and successful gastric bypass surgery with any consistency. Half a century of meticulous observations and patient follow-up has led to the formulation of strict guidelines to ensure desired results.
Gastric bypass is a series of steps initiated starting with the decision to undergo the procedure. Identifying existing nutritional deficiencies is the first step towards surgery. Vitamin and mineral deficiency often occur in obesity, and need to be addressed before the procedure. The surgery itself has two goals; to reduce the volume of the stomach and shorten the food transit time in the intestine. After surgery the stomach cannot receive large meals or participate in digestion. This by itself limits food intake. Food also bypasses a large part of the intestine and has little time to interact with liver and pancreatic enzymes. As a result, nutrition absorbed from diet drops drastically. In most types of gastric bypass surgeries done today only 50 cm of the intestine is allowed to function in normal fashion. Compare this to food absorption taking over 7 feet of small and large intestine before surgery.
With such a radical reduction in the capacity to assimilate food, the postoperative period can be rather tricky. Only clear fluids are advised for the first two days while waiting for gut to recover. The gut is then re-trained for about two months before it can go back to a normal diet. During the recovery period the limitations imposed by the gastric bypass procedure should be kept in mind. After surgery the stomach has become much smaller and can only hold approximately eight ounces at a time. The stomach has also lost its ability to pulverize food to initiate digestion. Consequently the appropriate diet for postoperative recovery would be a liquid to soft solid diet that can be taken six to eight times a day in small quantities. Nutrient fluids are preferable since they can provide hydration and energy at the same time. Non-nutrient fluids are best avoided or at least restricted to in-between meals.
The type of nutrient chosen also deserves due consideration. The chosen macronutrient should not affect the stomach emptying time while providing enough energy to recover from the surgery. In this regard carbohydrates and fats are at either end of a spectrum and neither is suitable. Carbohydrates pass through very quickly and produce very uncomfortable symptoms like vomiting, bloating, diarrhea and sweating. Fat slows the gut considerably, and it is oftentimes ruled out because of its direct link to obesity. Research suggests that the macronutrients of choice after gastric bypass surgery are proteins. Proteins do not change gastric transit time significantly. A high-protein diet can also provide enough amino acids for repair and growth after a major surgical procedure like gastric bypass.
Apart from these advantages, a high-protein diet has a special role in the treatment of obesity. Gastric bypass restricts excessive calorie intake to prevent weight gain. However, accumulated adipose tissue also needs to be expended to achieve the desired weight loss. The basal metabolic rate (energy expenditure) should be increased simultaneously to burn stored fat and reduce BMI. This can be achieved by a high-protein diet since proteins in diet increase the basal metabolic rate by stimulating protein synthesis. Observations made during the postoperative period also confirm this proposition. Unless a high-protein diet is provided, weight loss often ceases despite controlled consumption.
Currently, a protein intake of up to 90 grams per day is recommended in the post-operative period. Given the trauma and the limitations the gut is subjected to during the procedure, such a high protein intake can be difficult to maintain. The gut is hardly ready and often fails to assimilate proteins and energy from traditional foods and diets. Therefore, a sugar-free fluid protein concentrate with a high bioavailability, adequate essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals is the most appropriate diet in the post-operative period. Digestion is further facilitated if the protein concentrate is already pre-digested, or hydrolyzed. Such a nutrient fluid can simultaneously supply concentrated energy and hydration even when taken in small quantities.
After recovery and return to a normal diet divided over 3 to 4 meals per day, a high-protein concentrate is still a relevant supplement between or during meals. The protein supplement continues to provide thermogenic action necessary to lose weight essential to sustain weight loss. It also compensates for any amino acid deficiency in the diet and maintains nutrition on bad days not uncommon in the months and years after a major surgery.
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title:Dietary Weapons of Mass Distraction (WMD)
author:Will Clower, Ph.D.
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As hoards of low-carb proponents invade the nutritional landscape, the increasingly tired low-fat guard seems to be giving way before their steady march and drumbeat.
This invasion is a preemptive strike to find and remove the stockpiled food molecules that could be used to attack your health and explode your weight. Low-carb campaign hawks insist they really are out there, ready to be launched against us at any moment. We know where they are – stockpiled in bread, rice, and potatoes.
International food observers are investigating the suspicious links between the axis-of-evil molecules and the thin, healthy people of the world. The French, for example, have flagrantly thumbed their noses at U.S. efforts once again by eating white bread baguettes twice per day, every day. Even worse, they steadfastly deny any relationship between daily carbs and weight or health problems. The Communist Chinese, ever a nettle for Western efforts, eat their high-carb rice every day, in blatant disregard of U.S. dietary resolutions.
Opinion at home is far from unanimous, as shown by scientists in a recent Tufts University study directly comparing the effectiveness of low-carb, low-fat, Weight Watchers, and Zone approaches. The question was simple. If done correctly, which theory actually works the best to lower weight?
The result? Micromanaging carbs was no more effective than counting up points or fats or anything else. Thus, the investigators came up empty handed – the carb content of the food was irrelevant to weight loss.
Without definitive proof that carbs pose a threat, and with recent evidence showing their irrelevance to weight loss itself, carbs have become the dietary "weapons of mass distraction". The resulting campaign to win the hearts and minds of the people, by stoking fears of these molecules, distracts us from the more immediate menace -- domestic Biggie Sized habits of personal overconsumption.
Dietary WMD not only divert us from more pressing problems at home, but many fear that pre-emptive invasions of this region of the nutritional world could lead to a quagmire of weight and health problems. Already the neo-Atkins’ intelligencia have rolled back fruit and vegetable consumption because of carb levels that – we now find out –were never a problem to begin with.
It becomes clearer by the day that this nutritional war was founded upon dubious premises with no plan to win the long-term weight management peace. Will we have the courage to admit our past misunderestimates? Or will we "stay the course"? Only time, and our waistlines, will tell.
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title:Dieters: How to Avoid Loose Skin Problems
author:Janice Elizabeth Small
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We lose weight to look great and feel good about our bodies. And yet even when we lose a lot of weight and look great in our clothes we can still feel unhappy at how our bodies look undressed.
The problem?
Unwanted loose sagging skin left as a reminder of our former shape. Here are the 5 keys to prevent loose sagging skin when you undergo a weight loss program. 
1. Lose weight slowly
Skin has remarkable powers of elasticity and yet it does not snap back instantly into shape if you lose a lot of weight quickly - anyone who has ever had a baby will tell you that one for free!
The more gradually you lose weight the easier it is for your skin to keep pace with your new shape. You certainly didn't put on all those pounds overnight - your skin had time to adapt so don't try to get rid of them all at once either if you want your skin to stay looking good.
Change your habits gradually so that you lose your weight bit by bit and you're far less likely to have problems than someone going on a crash diet and congratulating themselves on losing 100lbs in 6 months.
2. Eat nutrient rich foods
If your meals and snacks consist of junk food (even if you eat it in smaller quantities than before) then you're unlikely to nourish your skin properly and build up its strength.
Choose foods which are high in vitamins and minerals and low in sugar, saturated fat and additives. Include foods high in essential fatty acids such as avocados, olives, oily fish, nuts and seeds and oils made from these and also ensure that you have an adequate supply of lean protein.
3. Preserve your muscle tone
When you lose weight you may find that the skin becomes loose because you have lost some of the underlying muscle which supports it. If you lose more than a pound or two of weight a week then it is very likely you're losing muscle tissue as well as fat and without specific intense exercises to replace that muscle your skin will sag.
In any case, no matter how fast you lose weight (and even just to prevent age-related sagging) it is always helpful to do some toning exercises for all parts of your body including your face to keep skin firm if you care about looking good.
4. Keep skin hydrated 
Drink plenty of water to keep skin healthy. If you drink wall to wall fizzy drinks, coffee and tea skin suffers because these drinks cause you to be more dehydrated than ever. And diet drinks full of additives do not help your skin no matter how few calories they contain. Only water and pure herbal teas will do the trick.
You can add lemon or orange slices to your water and you can have it at any temperature you like but drink enough - about 2 litres a day. That's about 8 glasses. If it helps try the rubber band trick and put 8 bands on your wrist or around a pot or bottle on your desk and remove one each drink of water you have.
5. Lose weight sooner rather than later
Don't keep putting off your weight loss program. The older you are and the longer you have been overweight the less elastic and resilient your skin becomes and the more you need to stick stringently to the other guidelines here to prevent skin becoming too loose.
Also don't get too complacent about being able to eat all you want and then lose weight later before you get hugely overweight The constant yo-yo dieting stretching and then loosening the skin will harm your skin's elasticity too.
Copyright 2005, Janice Elizabeth Small
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title:Dieters: What Gift Will You Give Yourself?
author:Janice Elizabeth Small
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What kind of December will you give yourself this year?
You choose!
You can drop all pretense of trying to lose weight and let yourself go for the whole month, making the most of every opportunity to wolf down more calories. Or you can carry on eating when you're hungry, stopping when you're full, making the best of the food choices available to you - even at parties. And you can eat extra healthily on the days when there's really nothing special happening.
You can give up exercise for the month and slump down on the sofa every night watching your waistline expand. Or you can keep active (even if you don't have time for your usual routine) by putting lots of energy into your preparations, keeping moving as you go about your day and fitting in 10 minutes of exercise (a walk, a stair climb, a few stretches) here and there.
You can get completely frazzled leaving everything until the last minute and set yourself up for a huge amount of stress and comfort eating. Or you can spend just a few minutes each day on preparations and cut out last minute panics.
You can make yourself sad and depressed by comparing your family party with the ones portrayed in the media or you can just decide to enjoy it, knowing that the media parties are the figment of the producer's and the designer's imagination (and the pictures were shot in August in a studio).
You can spend all your energy and time finding great gifts for everyone else and set yourself up for disappointment by just hoping something nice comes your way. Or you can make sure that you have something you really want this year, by dropping hints, asking directly (some people would love to know - it takes the pressure off!) or even just buying whatever it is you want and wrapping up the perfect gift just for yourself.
So you choose what kind of December to have. You can come out of it frazzled, overweight and disappointed or happy that you've enjoyed the break and haven't done too much damage to your waistline.
Which will it be this year?
Choose wisely, give yourself the gift of a great December and have a fantastic time.

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title:Dieters : Questions You Must Ask Yourself When You Want To Lose Weight
author:Janice Elizabeth Small
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Now I know you're always asking yourself questions.
You know the ones like "Why can't I lose weight?" and "Why does everything that's bad for you taste good?". But those questions won't get you anywhere – except maybe helping you feel sorry for yourself and setting you up for a spot of comfort eating.
A more  empowering set of questions, on the other hand, will get you off to a good start if you're about to begin a weight loss program (or keep you on track if you're in the middle of a diet). 
Here are the questions to ask when you want to give your weight loss efforts a real kick start.
Why do you want to lose weight?
Make sure your reasons for losing weight are clear. Do you want to look good? Do you want to feel healthier? Has your doctor given you a health warning? Do you just want to be able to run around the park with your kids?  Maybe all these reasons apply. The more reasons you have for losing weight and the more you are aware of them the easier it will be to remind yourself to keep to your weight loss program when the going gets tough. Even better, spend some time imagining how you will FEEL when you succeed. This will do more than anything to increase your motivation.
How much weight do you want to lose?
Set yourself a target. This gives you something to aim for and you will be able to see how much closer you are getting each week. You can never succeed if you don't know what the end point is. "I want to lose weight" is not a measurable goal – you have succeeded (of sorts) after you lose an ounce. Make your goal specific with a target to aim for.
What will you do to lose weight?
Nothing is going to change unless you do. So what changes are you going to make? Will you follow a particular plan or just cut down in general? How will you know if you're succeeding? What exercise will you take (if any)? How will you make sure that you follow your plan? What will you do about the things that might get in the way? Vague ideas about losing weight need to translate via a concrete plan into action. Ask yourself the questions and decide what you will do.
Who will support you?
Some people will actively encourage you and help your efforts while others will get in the way of your plans. Do you know who your supporters will be? And who you will need to avoid or find some way to deal with? Ask for the support you need from those you think are most likely to give it or join a club of people who are also trying to lose weight. These are available online or offline. If you can afford it think about getting a coach – all that focus on your success will work wonders. As for those who are less than enthusiastic about your plans, think about ways of handling them. Of course you'll need a different strategy for close friends and relatives than you need for the guy who brings cakes into the office and insists you eat one!
And the final question?
When will you start?
There's no time like TODAY.  No eating the pantry empty before you begin. Dump the junk food and get started right now!
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title:Dieters : There Are No Second Helpings In Life
author:Janice Elizabeth Small
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2928.shtml
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It's so easy to put your life on hold until you lose weight. It's easy to say "I'll do that once I've lost a few pounds" or "I couldn't do that I'm too fat".
But you only have one life - there are no second helpings. So you owe it to yourself to live your life in the present and to live it to the full.
Going for whatever you want now, rather than waiting until you are slim, can even help you lose weight.
How so?
1. It distracts you from eating
If you're busy working to achieve something, it keeps your mind occupied with activities other than food.
Have you ever been engaged in an activity where you were so absorbed you forgot to eat? People who live their lives following their passions and going for their goals have a lot more of those moments. It's called "being in the flow state" and in flow your thoughts are on anything but food!
You know how it is when you're trying to lose weight - you feel hungry just because you're thinking about food all the time - what you can and can't eat, what you should and shouldn't have eaten at your last mealtime. If you have other things to keep your mind occupied, things you're 100% involved in, you'll be able to stick to your weight loss program more easily.
2. It prevents self-sabotage
If you're just a tiny bit scared that you're not cut out to achieve what you want to achieve in life, you may be using your weight as a form of protection. And you'll sabotage your weight loss efforts at every turn to keep those pounds so that you don't put yourself in the position of trying and failing. Your weight is an excuse to keep yourself within your comfort zone. It helps you justify sticking with what you know and are used to.
If you recognise this in yourself, take just tiny steps towards your goal every day, tiny steps that don't seem difficult at all. You'll build your success little by little and gradually lose your fear and your weight.
Start going for your goals and what could be more satisfying? You'll be losing weight and having a great time too. Life is not all about the number on the scales and your attempts to shift that dial don't have to be all consuming.
You only have one life, so go for whatever it is you want!
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title:Dieters : When Moderation Doesn't Work
author:Janice Elizabeth Small
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_3890.shtml
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If there's one habit which will make you lose weight more than any other it's reducing the amount you eat by eating only when you are hungry and stopping when you are satisfied rather than stuffed.
You can usually lose weight with this habit no matter what type of foods you eat - because we are generally eating far too much of everything these days.
The temptation to eat too much is everywhere. Standard portion sizes have grown out of all proportion to our needs so that the mini muffins of today were the standard size of a few years ago. A "tall" coffee is the smallest size you can get. Snack foods come in multi-packs and jumbo bars. We get mounds of food served up to us in restaurants and we are generally serving bigger portions at home too. You simply get used to indulging in an amount of food you can do without.
Most people can pick up on the portion size idea and reduce their normal intake when they want to lose weight. They relish being able to eat the foods they like, even if they are not eating so much of it. They use a bowl, take a handful of tortilla chips out of the bag and put the rest away. They leave half a muffin on the plate (better in the trash than on their hips) and they reduce the pile of food on their plate. They order less in restaurants and leave what they don't need without a qualm.
This is great to avoid a feeling of deprivation that dieting so often brings about. Reduce portion sizes by just a third and you drop 500 calories or more from your daily intake losing about a pound of fat (3500 calories worth) a week without making any other changes. Although this is not the best way to eat healthily - for that you'd be better switching foods to include more nutrient-rich items, it does bring results without having to change too much at once.
While this is all very well for many people, there are some who struggle with this whole way of losing weight. That's the group who crave a particular item or food group.
In this group, eating just small amount of the food they crave leads to eating a packetful no matter how much they want to eat in moderation. It may be the case with chocolate or other high-sugar foods and sometimes with salty snack type foods.
In this case it's better to stay away from the food entirely for a short time while you learn to control portion sizes using other foods. Then, when you have a sense that you can control how much you eat with other foods, you're losing weight and feeling good, reintroduce a small portion of the food you used to crave and see how you get on.
It can be a case of trial and error to get this right for your circumstances. We are all different and have different emotional and physical reactions to food. It takes longer for some than for others to be able to cope with a particular craving. Experiment with reintroducing the food after 3 or 4 weeks to start with - that's generally enough to have seen good results from portion control with the rest of your meals and snacks. If it leads to eating too much then leave it for double that time before retrying. Some people have given up eating chocolate or ice cream forever because it's almost like an addiction but this is unnecessary for most people once they get the moderation habit.

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title:Dieters : When You Feel Like Quitting
author:Janice Elizabeth Small
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As the saying goes "Quitters never win and winners never quit!" but sometimes it's hard to keep going when you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel and you know there's a long road ahead.
If you're wavering in your latest weight loss goal, ask yourself these questions before you throw in the towel. If you are able to step back and understand what is going on, it will help you to adapt your approach a little, and then get back on track with renewed enthusiasm.
So ask yourself:-
- Why do I want to lose weight? What will achieving my aims give me?
- How will I feel if I quit?
- Am I always quitting before I reach my goal? Why?
- How will I feel if I succeed?
- What is making this so hard?
- What have I been doing (or not doing) to make this more difficult or less successful?
- What's working ok?
- What do I need to change?
- What do I need to learn?
- What strategies could I use to get back on track?
- How can I adapt this to make it work for me?
- How could I get more support?
- What will help me keep going?
- What will I achieve by quitting?
- What would I do then?
The fact is you can achieve anything you want if you keep going. So if you want to lose weight, just don't quit - adapt whatever you're doing, try a new plan, just don't quit and you'll get there. You can do this! You really can!

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Title:
Dieting and Exercising - Results all the time!

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To be successful in keeping to an exercise program, you going to have to define results.


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To be successful in keeping to an exercise program, you going to have to define results. Results for most mean weight on a scale, a dress size, the number of pounds on a bench press, and your waist size. I challenge you to think in abstracts. Results, all the time? Yes! It just may not come in the form you are looking for on the surface. You can break the type of results into three categories: emotional, internal and external.

EMOTIONAL

I believe more important than waistline measurements, personal bench press records or reading whatever the scale says, is what exercise does for you emotionally. For me, it was self-confidence and self- esteem. I will do this for life because I do not want to go back to the person I once was. For you, it may be a feeling of being productive. Or because you are doing something for you and no one else.

INTERNAL

Internal results come in the form of vital signs, such as lower blood pressure, and a decrease in body fats, cholesterols and triglycerides. Of course, these are important, but do not look just at the typical attributes.

EXTERNAL

These are results you are accustomed to achieving. It is something we can see or touch. Pants are fitting loser, arms are looking toned, and numbers on the scales are going down. At times it is a lot easier to get motivated by those things we can see, rather than all that is going on inside. Personally, I have seen more people stick with a program if they focus on the emotional and internal results, more than the external. The outside results may motivate you in the beginning, but it is the INSIDE OUT approach that keeps you going.


title:Dieting Attitude
author:Stuart Simpson
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2111.shtml
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There are several factors in winning at weight loss.  Sometimes the food isn’t the culprit, it’s your attitude.  Here’s a list that will help you with your diet and exercise program and you could even modify it to suit other goals.
Take care of yourself.  You deserve the time it takes to exercise.  Your family deserves a healthy member.  You deserve to have a healthy life, feel good, and live a long time even if you have to take time to exercise.
Fear.  Diet fear?  No, fear of change.  What happens when I get thin?  Will guys hit on me all the time?  Or I might fail, again.  Face your fears and tell yourself you can handle them.  Its easy to maintain the status quo, change is hard.  You can do it.
Forget the scale, eat healthy and exercise and the number on the scale will find you.  Focus more on the way you live, what you eat and what you do rather than a number on the scale.
Face the facts, you have to eat.  If you are an alcoholic or smoke, you can quit even though it may not be easy.  But you can’t just quit eating all together.  Food is addictive and you have to eat.  But what you eat, is a choice. 
We also are persuaded with images of people having a good time eating.  You have to fight the social aspect of eating and remain true to yourself and eat to survive, not survive to eat.
You have to get the junk food out of the cabinet, but you also have to replace it with good food to eat.  You are going to get hungry and you are going to want a snack.  Instead of grabbing a cookie, get an apple.  If you remove all the food so to speak, then you might binge or feel deprived.  It’s not about any of these things, it’s what you eat.
When a routine snack time comes, you have to change what you normally do.  Don’t take a break with the guys to get a drink and snack.  Go for a walk – anything – just something different.  If you are at home, play with the kids, dogs, or yard work.  Change your routine snack time to distract your urge to snack.
You have to exercise.  You don’t have to LIKE to exercise, but you have to exercise.  Eating less can take you so far, but our bodies weren’t made to sit on the couch all the time.  Make exercise a routine in your day just like taking a bath and going to work.
Change your reward system.  If you are doing great, don’t get a cookie.  Buy something.  Set a goal.  If money is tight, give yourself extra time to do something you enjoy (besides eating).  You must have small goals to obtain and a reward system of anything other than food. 
Do it for you.  Don’t let others tell you that you need to be a size 6 to fit into society.  Do it because you want to live longer, walk a flight of stairs without gasping for air, or just to look younger.  Its about you, not your husband or parents or friends.  Make the change for a better you.  You can do it!
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Title:
Dieting By Knowing Your Dairy Products!

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This food group includes milk, cheese, yogurt and fromage frais. Calcium fortified soya alternatives to milk can also be included. This group does not include butter, eggs and cream as these fall into other food groups.

Try to eat 2-3 servings a day. A serving of milk is a 200ml glass, a serving of yogurt is a small pot (150g), a serving of cheese is 30g (matchbox size). Choose lower fat versions whenever you can, such as semi-skimmed milk, low fat yogurt and reduced fat c...


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This food group includes milk, cheese, yogurt and fromage frais. Calcium fortified soya alternatives to milk can also be included. This group does not include butter, eggs and cream as these fall into other food groups.

Try to eat 2-3 servings a day. A serving of milk is a 200ml glass, a serving of yogurt is a small pot (150g), a serving of cheese is 30g (matchbox size). Choose lower fat versions whenever you can, such as semi-skimmed milk, low fat yogurt and reduced fat cheese.

These foods provide:

Calcium: needed for development and maintenance of healthy bones
Zinc: required for tissue growth and repair
Protein: needed for growth and repair, and also a source of energy
Vitamin B12: required for blood cells and nerve function
Vitamin B2: needed for the release of energy from carbohydrates and protein
Vitamin A: (in whole milk products) for growth, development and eyesight

Healthy eating tips

• Choose low fat milk i.e. semi-skimmed or skimmed milk
• Choose low fat yogurts and reduced fat cheeses

Meat and Alternatives

This food group includes meat, poultry, fish, eggs and alternatives (see below). Meat products include bacon, salami, sausages, beefburgers and paté. Fish includes frozen and canned fish such as sardines and tuna, fish fingers and fish cakes.

Proteins are required for growth and repair. Proteins contain Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen and sometimes Sulphur. Proteins are very large molecules, so they cannot get directly into our blood; they must be turned into amino-acids by the digestive system. There are over 20 different amino-acids. Our bodies can turn the amino-acids back into protein. When our cells do this they have to put the amino-acids together in the correct order. There are many millions of possible combinations or sequences of amino-acids; it is our DNA which contains the information about how to make proteins.

Choose lower fat versions whenever you can. Some meat products, e.g. beefburgers and sausages, can be high in fat. Trim visible fat off meat where possible. The Government recommends that we eat two portions of fish each week, one of which should be an oily fish (e.g. salmon, mackerel, trout, sardines or fresh tuna).


title:Dieting that May Kill You
author:Tania Makevey
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2879.shtml
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Killer Diets
At any given moment, approximately half of the women in the American population are dieting. With the push toward lean, well-toned bodies in this country, some people have approached weight loss with a mania. Unfortunately, a number of those who have published what ultimately became famous diet programs ended up with a big bankroll while the unsuspecting women who adopted their plan sometimes ended up severely debilitated...or dead.
One of the debiliting health results of a poorly designed diet plan such as these is the onset of osteoporosis. Some of the most popular diets deprive women of calcium. The reduction or elimination of calcium from one's diet is a serious danger to anyone's health, since your body needs this valuable mineral in order to maintain healthy bones. Irreversible damage can be caused by losing bone density in this manner. Many dieters view dairy products as too fattening and eliminate all dairy from the diet.
The facts prove otherwise, however. Not only is dairy not unhealthy, but it's required by the body to maintain good overall health and strong bones. In addition, if you were to remove dairy products from your diet, you'd actually have trouble losing weight. A better approach would be to eat low-fat dairy products, in order to get the calcium that you need, but also to force the body into utilizing the fat cells that currently reside in your system, rather than building new fat cells. This causes the body to turn its attention toward the breaking down of fat and, ultimately, provides the catalyst for weight reduction.
Be sure to do your research before hand if you are thinking of going on a diet. Try one of the healthy diets out there and following one of them instead of the drastic, chemical solutions may end up saving your life, and certainly your health. Find out the facts to avoid going on a dangerous diet that promises a quick fix, but will not keep you thin for life, but may make you unhealthy for life. Know the signs of a dangerous diet. Any diet that eliminates a food group entirely is dangerous. We need a mix of nutrients to remain healthy. If a diet promises instant results, beware.
One of the most dangerous to your health is the famous Atkins Diet since it gives your body the least amount of calcium. That is dangerous to your overall health. Other diets that eliminate healthy calcium are Sugar Busters, Suzanne Somers Fast
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title:Dieting While Partying: Check Out Various Diet Tips And Weight Loss Tips
author:Jasdeep
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_918.shtml
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It's really difficult for a person to socialise if he is on a Diet. Totally ignoring parties and invitation is definitely not a solution.You have to strike a balance between your diet and social parties which, trust me, isnt easy at all . But we can always take necesaary precautions so as to avoid overeating.
Here is some valuable tips to keep everyone happy.

Try eating light snacks aroung 6 PM before leaving for the party. The problem with late night parties is that dinner isnt served before 11 and by that time rats are running in everyones stomach, so people end up eating a lot which they shouldnt.
At dinner, try eating vegetables only along with some fat free yoghurt . If you cant resist non-veg, go in for grilled chicken.
Caution: Do not drink soups at parties as they have cornflour which is by any means not good for people who are on diet.
Avoid unhealthy food like white bread, deep fried foods and oily vegetables.
Choose salads with combination of chicken and and greens with marinated vegetables. Chinese greens are great choice anyday.
Eat your food slowly and cherish it to the fullest.

Few more veryday Diet Tips for everyone:

If you prefer non-vegetarian food, eat more fish and lesser red meat. Infact one should avoid Red Meat . It not only increase Cholestrol but also makes you more susceptible to heart attack and other heart related diseases.
Your Diet should have less sodium and more fibre . Fibre improves your digestion and keeps your stomach in good shape.
People with cholestrol problem should not eat york at all.Keep them for kids.
Get into the habbit of eating fruits as desserts instead of high calorie ice creams and puddings.

For more Diet Tips, weight Loss tips and msucle building tips  visit http://www.weightloss-health.com
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title:Diets and Slimming
author:Ric Wiley
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Its time to talk about diets. This but in America today there are many people who are overweight and, many of us need to think very seriously about a diet. I don’t like diets and I bet most of you don’t like them as well, but it’s a fact of life that many people in the US need to think about how to improve their well being. To help do this, one of the best ways is to diet. I didn’t want to get straight to the point but I think I need to. So here goes, Diet, Diet & Diet.
I’ve said it now so those of you who are not interested in reading about a diet can go and look at pictures of really fatty foods which are loaded with calories. Go out and eat loads for a week and then you’ll need to come back and read this page again because you too will need to diet.
Why do our bodies not like us? I find that anything I look at these days expands my waistline. I haven’t thought about eating it yet, I’ve just been looking at it and I find I need to go out and buy a new pair of trousers. What’s more it’s getting worse. As I get older I find that the small bag of donuts I just ate makes me so heavy I have to jog from Seattle to Chicago just to get rid of the excess calories.
It’s not that bad really but a lot of what I eat these days does seem to stay with me so I’ve decided to change my life style and start to diet. But where do I start. The problem is my body doesn’t need too many calories to keep it going. Now that I’m older I am not as active so I need less, but my brain wants to tell me to enjoy myself and eat what I want. It says, “Go on, treat yourself, you deserve it”.
Well I don’t, what I do deserve is a slim, trim body but the only way is to eat less than my body needs. I can eat more but I then need to step up my exercise regime to compensate. The problem is that I’ve read somewhere that running a marathon consumes just 2600 calories. I could eat 2600 calories in just one meal. I don’t believe the 2600 calories marathon but it’s got me worried. So its diet time, but where do I start.
I could just decide to starve myself and cut out most of my daily intake of food but we all know that is not a sensible thing to do. What we need is a sensible diet regime which will help us to loose the calories and stay trim and slim. The trouble with diets is that they are so hard to keep to and usually they only work on a temporary basis. Ok, you’re on the diet and you loose weight. Great, you can forget the diet now and go back to normal and that’s the problem, you do go back to normal and so does your waistline.
It’s working with me because I have tied my diet to a sensible fitness lifestyle. I jog, do aerobics and lift weights as well and the lower intake of calories and making my body burn more calories is making the diet work for me. It’s not just the diet though and you need to remember this. Link your diet to an exercise program and you will see the benefits of a diet. You will also be a lot fitter if you link the diet to fitness training or exercise. Remember though to keep a check on the calories. Good luck
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Diets basics and the glycemic index

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Learn the basics of protein, carbohydrates and fat and how to use them in your diet.


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Copyright 2006 Raymond Burton

In order to build your body you must know what the materials for your new temple will be.  Each nutrient performs a specific function and you must know what that is.  Here is a brief look at each nutrient and what it does.  Later we will get into how to use these and make your own eating plan.

Carbohydrates - The fuel for your fire.  Carbs are the preferred source of energy for the body.  When you eat carbs your body converts them to blood sugar or glucose.  This glucose is stored in your muscle cells and liver for use when needed (like training!).  When weight lifting, it is mostly this stored energy that your muscles use for contraction fuel.  As with any calories you eat, any excess carbs that can’t be utilized are stored as fat.

Some sugars are more conducive to a good-looking physique than others.  There are three kinds of carbohydrates:

Monosaccharides (one-sugar molecule)       Disaccharides (two-sugar molecules)       Polysaccharides (three or more sugar molecules)

Monosaccharides and disaccharides are called sugars while polysaccarides are usually called complex carbohydrates or glucose polymers.  This is where the real good stuff begins.  Because the complex carbohydrates contain three or more sugar molecules, they take longer to break down.  The longer it takes the body to break these carbs down, the more time it has to use them as opposed to storing them as fat.  A good way to gauge the quickness of the break down is the glycemic index.  You can find these charts in different places; the best right now is www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm.

You should shoot for carbohydrates in the 55 to 65 range on the gycemic index, but the lower the better.  This way you get the slow break down for sustained energy and avoid the sharp rise in insulin levels.  If you would like to know more about the glycemic index and how it works I would suggest reading the material at www.mendosa.com/gi.htm.  Carbohydrates contain 4 calories per gram.

Protein - Building blocks!  These are the bricks in the building we call the body.  Protein is responsible for the repair and growth of your hair, skin, nails and most of all your muscles!  A deficiency in protein can result in reduced energy, weakness, lowered resistance to infections and prolonged recovery time after your workouts.  The basic suggestion for intake of protein is 1-2 grams per pound of bodyweight per day.  Modulate this up or down depending on how intense your training is, but start at a gram.  Protein contains 4 calories per gram.

Fat - Fat is essential for maintaining healthy skin and hair.  It also acts as a transport for the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.  The deal with fat is that is contains 9 calories per gram, and this is why fat foods are considered high calorie.  Despite its bad reputation, you do need between 15-20% of your diet to be comprised of fats to maintain health.  Most of this will come indirectly through your regular eating and it’s a fat chance (pun intended) that you’re not getting enough already!

These are the cornerstones of creating any diet or nutrition plan. Using these macronutrients properly will ensure optimum performance and health.


title:Diets Don't Work - 4 Ways To Lose Weight Naturally
author:Mark Idzik
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2018.shtml
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Any doctor worth their salt will tell you diets don't work. Plain and simple. Surprised?
Well you might be. You can't get away from all the talk about  South Beach, Atkins, Low Carb, Zone ... you name it, they're  talking about it. It's on TV, in magazines... everywhere you look.
And of course there are the pills, drugs and other expensive methods to lose weight. While they may be appropriate in certain cases, by and large they aren't necessary. Some can actually be dangerous to your health.
What does work, what's been proven to work time and time again is something very simple... a lifestyle change. You may not want to hear it, but it's true.
You can't eat thousands of calories, rich desserts, sugary snacks, excess fat and tons of carbs, get little or no activity and expect to lose weight with a pill!
You'll be surprised to know that you don't need to stop eating or have to exercise for hours every day to lose weight. Just a  few simple lifestyle changes added daily can turn your life around quickly. You will start to lose weight within days and feel better as well.
Here are 4 tips you can use to get started today:
Drink water.
Drinking lots of water is probably the single most important  thing you can do for your health. Water delivers nutrients throughout your body, flushes toxins out of your system and aids in digestion. When you get up in the morning, start with a full glass of water before you start your day (add a little lemon if you like). Then get at least 10-12 additional glasses of water in throughout the day.
Eat slowly.
Chew your food 10-12 times before swallowing. Your saliva starts the digestion process, and if you don't chew enough, your stomach has to work twice as hard and many times you don't get much out of the foods you eat -- except maybe some indigestion  :) .
Split your entree.
When eating out, split your entree with your dining companion. Most restaurants now serve portions that are up to 8 times the recommended serving size. Supplement with a salad, soup or vegetable to complete your meal.
Avoid sodas.
Did you know that an average soda has 14 teaspoons of sugar? Not only are these empty calories and carbs that take you on a blood sugar roller coaster and adds pounds, the sugar also can also cripple your immune system for up to 5 hours leaving your body working overtime and open to infections, viruses and the effects of stress. Drinking one soda a day alone can pack on 16 lbs of unwanted weight! Skip that soda and watch the weight go away. Additionally, recent studies have linked increased soda consumption with certain cancers and a loss of essential minerals like calcium from our bodies.
You CAN do it!
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title:Diets, Diets, Diets…Do They Work?
author:Mike Yeager
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Almost everyone has attempted to follow diets and weight loss programs at some time in their lives. The trouble with so many diets and low fat diets is that they are hard to follow. Some diets leave you hungry and craving food all the time. A healthy diet is one that you feel good about following and encourages you to eat in a healthy way while at the same time reducing the overall calorie content.
When choosing from among the many diets available, keep in mind what your reason is for altering your eating and exercise habits. Do you want to feel better and have some more energy? Are you tired of not fitting into your clothes and that has caused you to consider one of the weight loss diets? Experts agree that it’s not good to try and loose excess weight in a quick manner. It’s better to take your time and incorporate a package of exercise, proper nutrition and, in general, balance.
As with all new diets, weight loss and exercise plans, it’s always best to consult with your physician and have a complete physical examination before starting.
There are many different diets products to choose from. Choose from only the best providers of coral calcium products that offer great prices. That way you’ll be guaranteed quality and they can even be shipped right to your door.
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title:Diets, Exercise, Health and Weight Loss
author:Donovan Baldwin
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Square one. Stop thinking about diet, diets, dieting, on a diet, fad diet, latest diet, celebrity diet, diet pills, diet plans, diet programs…ad nauseum…literally!
A diet is simply what you eat! Your diet can consist of chocolate donuts or alfalfa sprouts, but most "Diets", with a capital "D" will not set you free. Instead, they lock you in a cage. Eat anything other than what they prescribe, and you are a failure…at least, so reads their literature.
Of course, what we eat and when we eat it can play a big part in weight loss or gain. Even where we eat can be important. Ever eat too much at Grandma’s on Thanksgiving? I have. How about that cocktail party when you went wandering over to the snack trays…and drank one more drink because someone offered it to you? Okay, for me it would be sitting at the bar ordering one more beer (light, of course) because the game’s not over yet. Oh yeah, pass the chips.
THE LOWDOWN ON WEIGHT LOSS.
Take in more calories than you use, you gain weight. Use more calories than you take in, you lose weight. Proven scientific fact. Although we are all different and our bodies shuffle calories and file them differently from our neighbors’ bodies, we can all contribute to weight loss by taking in fewer calories or by burning more calories…or both.
You’ve figured out that using both techniques simultaneously is more effective than trying to accomplish successful weight loss with only one.
I’m assuming that the reasons you want to lose weight are quality of life and concern about your health. Being over fat can contribute to major and minor health problems. You honestly believe it would be great to lose weight, but you don’t want to be miserable, and neither do the people around you.
By the way, I said "over fat", rather than overweight, because healthy people can weigh more than charts say they should weigh. Weight is not the problem. It’s the fat that cripples and kills people, so I was just making a point. According to the charts, when he was in the best physical condition of his life, Arnold Schwarzenegger was "overweight", but I doubt he was "overfat".
YOU CAN CUT CALORIES BY DIETING. RIGHT?
Somewhere in a "diet", you begin to feel deprived, depressed, and desirous of dessert.  You might even feel like you’re being punished. Can’t eat the things you like. Can only eat asparagus, or bean sprouts, or three from this column and two from that column…except on the third Tuesday when the moon is full. Is it any wonder you and any other living human might quit a diet simply because of this nonsense?
As if discomfort and stress were not enough, there are actually a couple of hidden reasons why diets don’t work.
DIETING CAN MAKE YOU GAIN WEIGHT.
Most diets are structured on one principle…cut calories taken in. Most of us burn calories at a given rate based on our age, physical makeup, activity, and heredity. The rate at which we burn calories is called the "metabolic rate". Our own metabolic rate is unique, and is simply the measure of how fast we burn, or metabolize, calories. As we grow older, the metabolic rate slows down and eating the same number of calories as last year causes us to gain weight.  As we age, we also become less active, and our body gradually changes its metabolic rate based on our activity levels as well.
When you cut calories drastically, as in most diets, your body responds by lowering your metabolic rate. It now takes fewer calories to maintain your weight. While eating less, you might even find yourself gaining weight.
What usually happens when someone tries an extreme diet? Well, eventually, they usually fall off the wagon and go back to their old eating habits…perhaps even bingeing a little….or a lot! If their body has learned to get by on fewer calories, what’s going to happen to the calories that are now excess? They will be stored as more fat.
If calories are cut too drastically, the body may actually begin eating own tissue! It’s going to go after muscle tissue. The problem is that muscle burns calories more effectively than other body components. When you lose muscle tissue, or muscle mass, you burn fewer calories. You are also probably not going to feel as well or as energetic, so you will become less active. So again, simply dieting might create a double whammy.
Okay, you’ve slowed down your metabolism and lost muscle mass. Now you’re disillusioned and depressed because you’re not losing like you thought you would. You have less energy and you’re hungry all the time. You’re fed up with eating the same old stuff, you’re miserable, your family doesn’t understand, there’s nobody to talk to…! Oh! One little dish of ice cream won’t hurt, will it?
YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT ONE!
Next thing you know, you’re in the gutter surrounded by burgers and fries and chocolate milk shakes.
Really,  now you’re depressed (which can contribute to weight gain) because you failed again. On top of everything else, you’re gaining again. How did that happen?
Remember what we said earlier about your metabolism slowing down and the body depleting it’s supply of muscle tissue? Well, with less muscle tissue you burn fewer calories, and, as you saw earlier, the body has slowed down its metabolic rate and doesn’t need as many calories to survive.
IT’S A VICIOUS CYCLE, ISN’T IT? WHAT CAN YOU DO?
You could hire a dietician to help you plan meals. You can take prepared menus shopping to help you buy the specific ingredients needed for healthy, nourishing meals. You could take some courses and learn how to do all this yourself.
There’s where the diet problem lies. To control calorie intake properly, somebody has to be in charge of the nutritional side of a planned weight loss program. You can take the responsibility yourself, but be prepared to spend a lot of time planning, preparing, and compensating.
There are organizations and companies who can provide the guidance, planning, and/or products to help. You might want to look at: NutriSystem, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, or TOPS International.
These can provide you with a broad range of delicious planned meal choices which can help you stay on target.  Forget the word, "diet".
EXERCISE AND WEIGHT LOSS:
Remember that part about metabolism and muscle mass?
When you engage in physical activity; gardening, walking, weight lifting, swimming, biking or dance aerobics, for example, you burn more calories during the activity than during times at rest or doing other less strenuous activities.
This is good, but it gets better. If the activity is strenuous enough, your metabolic rate can remain elevated for some time after the activity has ended. Uh Oh! I said “strenuous”, didn’t I? Look, what is strenuous enough for you is what YOU can handle, not what some Olympic miler can do. Do what you can, and your body will figure it out. In fact, your body is going to get all upset and team up with your mind and convince you that this is JUST TOO HARD if you try to do too much at first. That’s one of the reasons many well intentioned exercise programs don’t last. The other main reason is that people expect too much in too short a time. It took years to get out of shape, you aren’t going to reverse that in a week, a month or even two.
The degree to which the metabolism is raised, and the length of time it remains raised, will depend on various factors.  Two key factors are the intensity and duration of the activity. The bottom line is that if you want to lose or control your weight, some sort of activity is important.
HERE’S THE SOLUTION:
Combine increased activity (exercise) with a controlled calorie intake, and you have the basic ingredients for healthy weight loss. Forget the pills and fad diets. Exercise and nutrition are broad areas, and there is no way I can go into all the possible variations on those themes here, so take responsibility for your own education.
The programs mentioned above, in addition to guidance on exercise and nutrition provide one other highly important ingredient for success….SUPPORT!
Some have counselors, meetings or online support.  The key is that you can communicate with others who know what you are going through.
Remember, you are only human, so forgive yourself if you slip and fall. It’s the getting up and moving forward again that’s important.
Copyright 2006 Donovan Baldwin

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Title:
Diet After Forty

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Death in middle life is usually due to the giving out of various vital parts of the body when subjected to strain. Nervous collapse, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, apoplexy, heart failure and kidney disease are some of the types of functional diseases that are likely to set in at this time.

To meet this period successfully, certain precautions need to be observed.

1) Cut down on the amount of food eaten sufficiently to combat the tendency to put on wei...


Keywords:
diet, weight loss, fitness


Article Body:
Death in middle life is usually due to the giving out of various vital parts of the body when subjected to strain. Nervous collapse, high blood pressure, hardening of the arteries, apoplexy, heart failure and kidney disease are some of the types of functional diseases that are likely to set in at this time.

To meet this period successfully, certain precautions need to be observed.

1) Cut down on the amount of food eaten sufficiently to combat the tendency to put on weight.

2) Be very moderate in the use of meats, salts and condiments; take plenty of water.

3) Get plenty of fresh air and exercise, but avoid strenuous exertions which overfatigue and place undue strain on the heart.

4) Take more recreation and rest.

5) Cultivate mental hygiene; avoid nervous strain.

Although the same nutritive essentials—fuel, protein, mineral salts and vitamins—are required to nourish the body from the cradle to the grave, it should be emphasized that the amounts needed are less in the latter part of life, especially after seventy, than in the more active adult years.

There is no further need of tissue-building materials for growth, and the amount of these substances for tissue maintenance or repair is at a minimum. For this reason, the protein requirement in old age is reduced, while at the same time an excess of protein is more difficult for the body to handle than ever before.

The calorie requirement is also materially reduced for two reasons:

1) Less energy is used in muscular activity

2) Basal metabolism is lowered

It is far easier and wiser to cut down moderately on one’s fuel intake and take more exercise when the tendency to put on weight first manifests itself, than to try to take off excess weight by radical dieting or excessive exercising later on. This advice should not be taken to support excessive reduction in the amount of fuel foods with the desire of attaining underweight, which is fully as undesirable as overweight.

Beyond a slight reduction in the amount of fuel foods and some care to keep down the consumption of meats and other protein-rich foods, no special modification of the diet is needed during this period.

What has been recommended as the best diet for maintaining the body in health and vigor during younger years continues to be “optimum diet” in later years—namely, a diet the basis of which is milk, cereal products, fruits and vegetables, with moderate amounts of protein foods, fats and sugar. The importance of milk, whole grains, eggs and green vegetables as protective foods still holds good.


title:Diet and Eczema
author:Mel Sinclair
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_231.shtml
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Much controversy and argument surrounds the idea that food may play a role in triggering eczema. It has only been in recent years that doctors and health professionals have become aware of the significance of diet on eczema.
It is now generally acknowledged that some 10 – 25 percent of people are affected by food sensitivity, and it has become much more widely accepted that food intolerance may play a big part in eczema.
For many people, a change in diet is the crucial factor in the successful control of eczema. The underlying philosophy "you are what you eat" can be very true for people who are suffering from eczema. By paying attention to the food we eat and through planning a careful diet, the closer you will be able to get to understanding the underlying cause of your eczema flare ups.
By placing cream and oils on your skin, and avoiding contact with irritants like chemicals, dust etc is a way of approaching your eczema form the outside of the body. However, this is simply a way of suppressing the symptoms, not finding the cause and through paying extra attention to what you eat the symptoms are being attacked from the inside out not outside in.
Although just saying a change in your diet may seem like a simple and obvious approach, in reality it is a lot more complicated. Because eczema is a multi-factorial condition (that is caused by a combination of different factors), there is no single treatment that works for everyone.
One of the simplest things you can do to stay healthy and help your body heal itself is to eat a nutritious diet. However, if you suspect food to be a factor in your eczema, what foods can you eat and what should you avoid?
The first point you need to consider before you decide what approach to take will depend upon whether you are an adult with eczema or a parent of a child with eczema. The severe exclusion diets sometimes used to treat adult eczema can be extremely unsafe for children and should never be undertaken without medical advice.
Because there is no single reliable test for food sensitivity, one of the most important factors in identifying potential triggers is your own observation. Keeping a Food Diary in which you note down everything you consume is a good way to detect whether there is any significant pattern of reaction to a particular food or foods. As well as noting down what is eaten, you should note any symptoms, such as increased itching, redness etc that occurs after eating a particular food. Over a period of four to six weeks you may begin to notice a pattern emerging.
Deciding to focus of your diet and trying to identifying what foods you react to can often be a hard and sometimes long process. It will require willpower and patience, but if you do happen to identify that you have a certain food intolerance, the subsequent relief from avoiding this food will be well worth it.
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Title:
Diet and your health

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In recent years, we have heard more and more about how our diet affect our health , especially in relation to the production of cancers. Research has shown that our diet contains an enormous variety of natural mutagens and carcinogens. It is also apparent that we are ingesting vastly greater qualities of these substances than was previously suspected. Perhaps this natural chemical product should be primary concern rather than the mutagenicity of industrial chemicals, food additives and pollutants in our environment.


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medicine, science, diet, lifestyle, health


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In recent years, we have heard more and more about how our diet affect our health , especially in relation to the production of cancers. Research has shown that our diet contains an enormous variety of natural mutagens and carcinogens. It is also apparent that we are ingesting vastly greater qualities of these substances than was previously suspected. Perhaps this natural chemical product should be primary concern rather than the mutagenicity of industrial chemicals, food additives and pollutants in our environment. For example, in 1989 the United States had a big publicity –generated scare concerning the plant growth regulator Alar, which is used to delay ripening of apples so that they do not drop prematurely. Alar was said to be carcinogenic, but when put in perspective with chemicals in our daily diets , it does not to be so bad. For instance, the hydrazines in a helping of mushrooms are 60 times more carcinogenic than the Alar consumed in a glass of apple juice or 20 times greater than a daily peanut butter sandwich, which frequently contains aflatoxin B. Our diets contain literally millions of natural chemicals; intact it is not practical to test them all for carcinogenicity.

Animal tests and the and the Ames test have been used to evaluate cooked foods for their potential for inducing cancers; and it has been found that browed sugars or breads contains a variety of mutagens. In addition, caffeine and its close relative theobromine found in coffee, tea, cocoa, and some soft drinks may increase the risk of tumors by inhibiting DNA repair enzymes. Plants synthesize many carcinogenic or teratogenic chemicals as delense mechanism to ward off the animals that want to consume them. Examples of plants plant carcinogens include psoralen and its derivatives, which are widespread in plants and have been used as sunscreen in France; solanine and chaconine are teratogens and are found in greened potatoes. Other food that contains natural cicargens includes banana, basil, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, horseradish, mustard turnips, and black pepper. In addition, red wines are believed to be responsible for the high incidence of stomach cancers among the French people, although red wine also seems to decrease the incidence of coronary heart disease. It seems that nothing can be consumed that does not contain mutagen!

Another big problem with American diet is the consumption of excess quantities of fats. The average American consumes 40% of her/ his calories in the form of fat. Comparisons of cancer death rates in different national populations have provided important clues to the nutrational causes of cancer.  Very different types of cancers appear in the United States than appear in Japan. In United States, colon, breast, and prostate cancer are most prevalent, whereas stomach cancers are in excess in Japan.  When the amount of dietary fat intake is plotted against the number of death by breast cancer, the results are striking; the more fat in the diet, the more higher the rate of breast cancer. How might fat intake cause cancer? It may be caused by rancid fat because it represents a sizable percentage of the fat are very prone to oxidation, which produces a variety of carcinogenic compounds. Another likely explanation is that may carcinogens are soluble in fats and accumulate in the fat of the animals we eat.

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title:Diet Basics...What's It All About?
author:Gregory Boileau
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2095.shtml
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Does trying to understand the diet basics create frustration, fear, and feelings of helplessness about the truth?
Do you find that you get sidetracked by all the glitter of most internet diet sites before you realize what is really important to you and what has true value?
Scientific ideas are continually changing, and as they empty their discoveries on the world, you will stagger beneath them in utter confusion. Try as you do, you will find yourself behind in the diet race in spite of yourself.  It's an incessive strain to keep pace...
And still, you will lose ground.  The entertainment world, the internet, and even political agendas will leave you out of breath trying to keep pace with who's in and who's out.
Everything is hyper high pressure!
Go ahead and scream because you most surely deserve it. After all, what do the experts say you should be eating this week? Bread was banned a couple of years ago, pasta is definitely outlawed by now, and even healthy carrots and bananas have a bad rap.
If you’ve been struggling to lose weight for over a decade I’m sure you’ve lived through the low fat high carb days, the low carb to no car era and now you’re realizing once again you’ve done it all wrong. Yes, if you’re an attentive dieter you most likely have realized that the newest approach to lose weight is through some sort of low glycemic index diet.
How much more can you take? If you’re like most probably not much more, or can you? If you really want to lose weight on a Fad diet you have to go back to the principles that govern the human organism. This is a little too complex to go into detail in such a short article, but here are just the basics.
The human organism is made up of water, protein, fat and nutrients and minerals. It uses fat and carbohydrates as fuel, but will use protein as a fuel source if it finds itself in a state of  starvation. To lose weight the human organism has to consume the correct building blocks that make up its structure and provide it with fuel. If it does not do this correctly the organism will turn into a ‘soggy’ structure.
Nobody wants a soggy, deficient structure, but the world we live in today develops food that encourages this type of configuration. You do have choices though. Make sure you educate yourself about health, fitness, nutrition and then take action.
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title:Diet Comparison
author:Adam Waxler
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4224.shtml
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Is a low carb diet the best way to lose weight? Well that’s what you'll hear from one diet guru, and he has the testimonials to back it up.
How about low fat, lots of carbs, and fresh fruits and veggies? Of course, another weight loss expert will say so - and he's got the back up from satisfied users, too.
A third weight loss expert will swear that you need to count the amount of sugar; another weight loss expert will tell you that the enemy is white flour. The question then becomes, “if you want to lose weight and keep it off, who do you listen to?”.
Below are a few summaries to give you a quick overview of the pros and cons of some of the most popular types of weight loss plans.
Low Carb-Hi Protein Diets
Diets like the Atkins diet, the South Beach diet and the Zone Diet all recommend restricting carbohydrates and allowing liberal amounts of protein, including protein derived from animal sources. Generally, they limit the overall amount of carbohydrates, or teach you to differentiate between "good" and "bad" carbohydrates. Bad carbohydrates, which are forbidden, include white flour, white bread, and white sugar.
Pros: The low carb diets all encourage learning healthy eating as part of the overall weight loss plan. Deriving most of your daily calories from high fiber sources of carbs like leafy green vegetables and grains is generally considered the best diet for nutrition by the established medical community. The popularity of these weight loss diets makes it easy to find low-carb foods.
Cons: The allowance of eating all the protein and fats you like flies in the face of conventional medical wisdom. A diet high in saturated fats could lead to heart disease, diabetes, gout and other chronic health conditions. Most of these low carb diet plans caution and advice to keep portions reasonable.  Following the guidelines of these low carb diets should mitigate that concern.
Weight Loss Programs
Jenny Craig, NutriSystem, Weight Watchers, SlimFast and a number of other weight loss programs rely heavily on pre-packaged 'diet' foods. They incorporate professional coaching, social structure and reinforcement.
Pros: The professional coaching and nutritional benefits are a big plus, as are the reinforcement and support aspect of the diets. Meals and supplements are prepackaged in the right proportions, and if you stick to the diets and exercise as directed you will lose weight.
Cons: The weekly fees and cost of meals can be expensive. In addition, if you rely completely on the packaged foods, you miss out on the re-education of your eating habits, which is important to maintaining any weight loss.
The Real Mayo Clinic Diet
The true Mayo Clinic diet recommends a healthy eating weight loss plan based on limiting fats, proteins and carbohydrates, counting calories and deriving most of the daily nutrition from vegetables, grains and fruit.
Pros: There's no 'diet'. Instead, you're encouraged to take control of your eating. Portion control and sensible balance of nutrients are the cornerstones of a weight loss plan that takes weight off gradually, and helps you keep it off permanently.
Cons: It may be difficult to stay on this diet. Counting calories and portions can be difficult if you're eating out or on the run.
While there are many weight loss plans that promise to help you lose weight fast, unfortunately, many of these weight loss plans are either not healthy diets, or don’t have long-lasting results.  However, the three major weight loss diets above all result in 1-2 pounds of weight loss per week, which most doctors believe is the optimum way to lose weight and keep it off.
Copyright 2006 Adam Waxler
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Title:
Diet Compliance Vs. Diet Cheating: How Strict Should Your Weight Loss Program  Be?

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846

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Depriving yourself of foods you enjoy is not productive to your fat loss efforts in the long run. If you want to lose fat permanently and healthfully without going crazy with cravings or battling with binges, then here’s what you must do instead:


Keywords:
diet, weight loss, fat loss, cheating on diet, cheating on your diet, cheat days, cheat meals, free days, free meals


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Copyright 2006 Tom Venuto

Depriving yourself of foods you enjoy is not productive to your fat loss efforts in the long run. If you want to lose fat permanently and healthfully without going crazy with cravings or battling with binges, then here’s what you must do instead: Find a sensible way to work even your most "sinful" favorite foods into your diet, but do it in an amount and frequency that doesn't set you back or sabotage your progress.

This can be done by allowing yourself some "cheat meals" (some people call them "free meals" or "reward meals.")

One really good way to look at the "cheat meals" concept is in terms of  “compliance," which means, what percentage of your meals are following the guidelines of the program and what percentage are off the program.

Too many meals or days off the program and your results are compromised. Too many days in a row eating nothing but "rabbit food" and you go insane with cravings, right?

How much you need to comply (stick with) your diet program varies from person to person. It depends a lot on how ambitious your goals are and on how responsive your body is to nutrition and exercise.

When making your decision, keep in mind we all have different genetics and body  types, which is something I discuss in great detail in my book, Burn The Fat, Feed The Muscle.

For example, are you a carb-tolerant mesomorph who gains muscle easily and loses fat easily or are you a carb-sensitive endomorph who gains fat easily? Depending on the answer, your diet program may need to be more or less strict than others.

Don't compare yourself to others - you have to get to know your own body type. Some people can "Get away with" more cheat meals and still make progress (Yeah, I hate them too!)

Unless you're a competitor in physique sports like bodybuilding, fitness or figure, or you're getting ready for some type of transformation challenge or photo shoot, I suggest at least 90% compliance.

Whether you adjust your level of compliance above 90% (get more "strict") or below 90% (get more lenient), depends how far away or close you are from achieving your goals, and most importantly, on what kind of results you're getting each week.

If you're complying 90% of the time, and you’re getting awesome results, then you don't have to change a thing, and you may be able to loosen up your diet a little. I know some people who are definitely only "on the program" 80% or 85% of the time and they look great.

90% compliance means you are following healthy nutritious, fat-burning eating guidelines 9 meals out of 10. For example, if you're eating small frequent meals like any effective fat loss program suggests, that's 5 small meals a day X 7 days a week = 35 meals. 90% compliance means about 31-32 of those meals are spot-on! The other 3 or 4 are for you to enjoy special occasions, reward yourself, and live a little.

If you're like most people, and you simply want to drop a few pounds, trim a few inches off your waistline and look better in shorts or in a swimsuit for summer, then 100% compliance is unrealistic and unnecessary. 90% compliance is more realistic as a lifestyle, while being strict enough for most people to get results.

On the other hand, if you had a very ambitious goal like preparing for a figure or fitness competition and you thought you had to reach at least 12 or 13% body fat (which is very low for women), and you knew you would be onstage with judges looking at every inch of your body in a teeny bikini (paying very close attention to whether anything on your butt and thighs was "jiggling"), then you would want to be as strict as possible during the pre contest diet period (100% compliance or very close to it).

Keep in mind  that in a competitive situation, every time you "cheat" and your competitors don't cheat, you decrease your probability of placing high in the contests.

Unless you have a competitive physique goal like this, however, then total deprivation of pleasure foods or cheat meals (100% compliance), is not necessary because you always tend to crave what you cannot have. That's a binge waiting to happen.

I prefer this 90 or 95% compliance approach over the "entire day of cheating"  approach, because I have seen people use the term "cheat day" pretty loosely (basically making it the equivalent of BINGE DAY), and they do a lot of damage in terms of setting their progress back.

They end up frantically playing "catch up" for the better half of the following week with punishing extra exercise and dietary deprivation. Slow and steady is better than binge and punish don't you agree?

Allow yourself some leeway. Enjoy food. Enjoy life. Have your pizza, or chocolate or whatever makes your stomach happy. It will help, not hurt in the long run. Just be sure to be mindful of your calorie limits, and when you say you are going to comply 90% of the time, then keep your promise to yourself and comply!


title:Diet Fads Come And Go.....
author:Tracie Johanson
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2538.shtml
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Cursed by dieters everywhere, and loved by children around the world, sugar is one those substances we 'love to hate' and 'hate to love'! It can make bland foods tasty and can make the dentist rich. Americans love sugar in all forms, from pure white granulated to liquid to fluffy cotton candy. As a nation, it's fair to say that we've developed a love affair with sugar!
But at what cost? Our ever-expanding waistlines are due, in part, to our sugar infatuation. Many of us try to eat healthier, only to be pushed into consuming even more sugar! Take for example the low-fat craze of the 1980's and '90's, pushed by the federal government's proclomation that FAT IS BAD. As soon as Americans started demanding low-fat products, the food manufacturers responded by flooding the market with low-fat, high-sugar foods.....and we loved it. Honestly, how many of us have chowed down an entire box of Hot Tamales candy and justified it because they're 'fat-free'? Cotton candy, that staple of the county fair, is also fat-free! Hard candy, jelly beans, licorice and oh so many more foods found their way into our mouths - all justified because of their fat-free status.
But at what cost? Common sense, reinforced by our expanding size, soon reminded us that it's EXCESS CALORIES THAT MAKE US FAT, and that SUGAR HAS CALORIES! It took us only a decade or so to figure out that just because a food is fat-free, doesn't mean that it's good for us!
Again, the food industry responded (and is still responding) by giving us loads and loads of sugar-free food. From ice cream to candy to soda, sugar-free is fast replacing fat-free as the new standard of 'healthy'.
Our scientists have created many different sugar substitutes for us to enjoy: DiabetiSweet, Splenda, Equal, Sucralose, Xylitol, Stevia, NutraSweet, aspartame, tagatose, saccharin, and many many more. Even the Pepsi Slushie, that icon from our youth, now has a sugar-free version!
But at what cost? Do we really know everything we need to know about the sugar replacements on the market today? Take saccharin for example. Saccharin has been used to sweeten foods and beverages without calories or carbohydrates for over a century. Its use was considerable during the sugar shortages of the two world wars, particularly in Europe.
Later, however, we find some experts debating the safety of saccharin: "In a joint letter, the scientists told the National Toxicology Program, a division of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, that declaring saccharin safe would 'result in greater exposure to this probable carcinogen in tens of millions of people, including children (indeed, fetuses). If saccharin is even a weak carcinogen, this unnecessary additive would pose an intolerable risk to the public.'". (Source: www.cspinet.org)
Now, citing new research, some scientists are claiming that sugar-free foods may not help us lose weight! As with many topics, the experts don't agree on this issue. What's important to note, however, is that some doctors believe that the sugar-free craze might be just a bad case of deja vu similar to the fat-free craze of decades past.
So, when the year 2030 rolls around, will we all be looking back in disbelief wondering how in the heck we ever believed in that sugar-free nonsense? Only time will tell. In the meantime, we need to realize that BALANCE IS THE KEY to everything. Balance a healthy diet (eating foods in moderation) with a regular exercise program. Let the experts debate all day long about what to eat and what not to eat.....while they're trying to figure out the 'magic formula' for the perfect diet, we'll be maintaining a healthy weight through exercise!!

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title:Diet Food Stinks!
author:Dr. Jamie Fettig
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One big thing that can keep you from eating healthy is the idea of the food.  People often think it sucks and doesn’t taste good. That is the best thing of not dieting, the food tastes great. And since eating healthy is a “non-diet” the food also tastes great, often better than junk food. Have you ever had a strawberry that was so good it was almost orgasmic?
People get caught up in comparing the old food they used to eat to the new food they are now eating. Don't do this. Do not get caught up in trying to find something that tastes like your old favorite thing. Here is a little secret, the natural healthy food will not taste the same. It will taste better, if you let it. Let me explain what I mean with a story.
My friend was eating an apple, and after a bite or two, she put the apple down and was going to throw it away. It was one of the worst apples she had ever eaten, she said. Don’t ask me why, but I wanted to taste the worst apple ever. I took a bite, and it tasted pretty good to me. And then I had a thought. If I ate the apple expecting an apple taste, it was pretty bad. In fact, horrible. But when I tasted the apple for the taste it had, without comparing it to anything else, it was fine. In fact, the apple was pretty good. My friend, who just a moment ago was going to throw the apple out, tasted it again. When she didn’t compare it to what she thought an apple should taste like, she thought it was pretty good as well.
If you try to compare the new food you are eating to things you’ve eaten in the past, it will not be the same. It is not the same. But if you actually taste the new food you are eating for the food it is, you will find it is just as good, if not better, than the food you used to eat. Fresh and pure food always tastes better than toxic food, if you taste the food for what it is without comparing it to what you used to eat.
Find your new favorite foods from healthy selections and the food you eat will taste great.
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Diet For Aching Joints

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Chronic illnesses like arthritis, are often linked to dietary practices. Researches show that certain food can start arthritic pain. But on the positive side, recent studies also show that some food can alleviate pain caused by arthritis. However, it must be clarified that far from being cures, these offer only temporary relief or act as preventive measures.

Teas are known detoxifiers and cleansers. But did you know that they also minimize inflammatory signals that cause a...


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Chronic illnesses like arthritis, are often linked to dietary practices. Researches show that certain food can start arthritic pain. But on the positive side, recent studies also show that some food can alleviate pain caused by arthritis. However, it must be clarified that far from being cures, these offer only temporary relief or act as preventive measures.

Teas are known detoxifiers and cleansers. But did you know that they also minimize inflammatory signals that cause arthritic pain? It is actually advised by doctors to persons who suffer from arthritis to drink more tea. Moreover, all teas made from tea leaves have the same effect. This means that it doesn't matter if you prefer black tea over green tea. Another drink which have high anti-inflammatory agents is red wine or other grape-based wine. Snacking on fresh grapes is also advised since these agents are actually found on grape skins.

Vegetables are also known to restrict transmissions of pain signals. Experts even advocate the removal of animal products from your diet to reduce pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Broccoli has glutathione, an efficient detoxifier and antioxidant. Researches show that people with lower glutathione levels are more prone to arthritis than people with higher levels. It's not a problem if you don't like brocolli; cauliflower, tomatoes, asparagus, potatoes, and cabbages also have high levels of glutathione. If you are a fruit person, this agent is found in watermelon, grapefruit, peaches, oranges, and avocados. Speaking of fruits, pineapples also contain anti-inflammatory agents and are known minimize swellings.

Containing large amounts of fatty acids like omega-3, fish had also made its mark as an anti-inflammatory agent. Researchers found that consuming more fish actually reduced risks of developing arthritis in women. Omega-3 in fish limit the inflammatory agent production. Fish diets composed of tuna, mackerel, herring, and other oily fish are recommended. Fish oils supplements are even prescribed for people who suffer from severe arthritis. Another source of good fatty acids is olive oil. Experts recommend cooking vegetables in olive oil. They found out that compared to raw veggies, those cooked in olive oil actually produce more anti-inflammatory agents. Another health food that reduces pain caused by arthritis is soy or soy beans. What's more, it's an excellent substitute for protein.

Maintain a diet abundant in the above-mentioned foods and minimize the discomfort of having arthritis. Don't have arthritis? Start this diet just the same and lower the odds of having it. After all, no one wants to grow old with aching joints.


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Diet Helps You Lower Your Blood Pressure

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People who suffer from high blood pressure should have a healthy diet which can help them lower blood pressure and neutralize the effects of hypertension on their body.


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People who suffer from high blood pressure should have a healthy diet which can help them lower blood pressure and neutralize the effects of hypertension on their body.

The diet involves reducing the salt consume and also eating more fruits, vegetables and non fat or low-fat dairy products, according to a declaration from the American Heart Association (AHA),which affirms that all these elements are important for the persons who need to lower blood pressure.

According to statistics, one in four American adults has hypertension, which means that these people need to quickly lower blood pressure in order to decrease the risk of stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.

This would be the first time when the AHA’s Nutrition Committee advises individuals who need to lower blood pressure to add fruits, vegetables and low-fat or nonfat dairy products to a reduced-salt diet.

The Nutrition Committee also counsels the patients who need to lower blood pressure to consume food rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium and low in saturated fat, total fat, cholesterol and sodium. 

The committee affirms that a salt restricted diet rich in fruits, vegetables and nonfat or low-fat dairy products is the most appropriate to lower blood pressure.

The AHA’s Committee approximates that even a small reduction of two points in diastolic blood pressure could lower a person’s stroke risk by 15% and lower heart disease risk by 6%, so it’s essential to lower blood pressure.

Dr. Kotchen, author of the report, recommends to the persons who need to lower blood pressure to eat more fruits, vegetables and diary products, which are high in electrolytes and naturally occurring minerals. Studies have evidenced that persons eating foods rich in potassium, such as bananas, dates, potatoes, and raisins tend to have lower blood pressure.

For those who need to lower blood pressure, the committee recommends to limit their salt consumption even more as recommended by their doctor.

One of the important recommendations of the committee for the persons who need to lower blood pressure is to manage their weight. Also, those who need to lower blood pressure must avoid having more than two alcoholic drinks per day.


title:Diet Information..Your Key to Your Success!
author:The-Today-Diets
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_1612.shtml
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Do you find yourself asking all the right dieting questions but getting all the wrong answers? Are you tired of searching the internet and coming up with no real viable solution?
Dieting is extremely tough. For anyone who is overweight it’s one of life’s hardest endeavors. Social stigmas can cause a person struggling with their weight to feel inadequate, insecure and ‘less of a person’. I know, I’ve been there and I fought the battle with every ounce of energy to win my life back.
Today dieting is getting harder and harder. The world is on an endless fast track to nowhere, and while you should have access to greater information about health, you are still struggling trying to figure out the basics. The media, the internet and even political agenda’s can get in the way. Not to mention your friends, parents, spouse, children and every other person who deems themselves a dieting expert. You don’t have time for opinions…your health is at risk.
What you need is information—a directory, a library of sorts that can point you in the right direction. Information gives you power and choices to make the ‘right’ decisions for you. No more letting yourself be manipulated by people ‘who think they know everything’, but really don’t. What you need is a roadmap….a website that can direct you to your diet destination.
When it comes to diet success you need to keep in mind the elemental notion that the greatest achievements in life are accomplished by gathering information first!
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title:Diet Is A Four Letter Word!!!
author:D.S. Epperson
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_939.shtml
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Good health is decided largely by personal habits and lifestyles. Choices that influence health negatively can be the use of tobacco products, alcohol, illicit drug use and the stress of a high paced life. The most important factor in establishing and maintaining good health is good nutrition. The 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and health states: ?For the two out of three adult Americans who do not smoke and do not drink excessively, one personal choice seems to influence longterm health prospects more than any other: What we eat.? This was confirmed in the 1989 National Research counsel Report ?Diet and health? and in the 1990 International Life Sciences Institute ? Nutrition Foundation Book, ?Present Knowledge in Nutrition.?
Establishing what is an acceptable diet is highly unsettled in today's debate between the extreme and the conservative. On one side of the argument there are those that only accept the natural or organic as allowable foods. Animal tissue and products are completely unacceptable in the diet, and any food that has been processed at all is less than desirable. Some call this a ?Caveman? diet or ?Grazing?, a menu that keeps the individual as close to nature as possible. Vitamins, Minerals, Proteins and other supplements are often taken to boost the nutritional needs of the individual for optimal health, so long as they are easily assimilated in the system and come from food sources. For those who are recovering from chronic or acute illnesses, these diets can be most challenging but are most times the only choice for correcting bad health.
The more conservative groups say that eating correctly from the USDA Eating Right Pyramid will give you everything that the body needs for proper nutrition and health. The latter claim does not however, take in to consideration, the depletion of natural vitamins and minerals from the soil due to modern farming methods, depletion due to storage and the depletion of nutrients when foods are processed to keep them from spoiling.
Moderation and sensibility seem to be the best approach to good health. Eat healthy foods in a satisfying amount. Avoid foods that have been processed, for example, white flour, white sugar (Including artificial substitutes), white salt and white rice. Substitute those with things that are palatable like FlourBlend, which is all natural, whole grain and enriched with a blend of herbs and supplements designed to increase the health of the human body, SugarBlend, which is an all natural blend of sugars, herbs and fiber to increase immunity and decrease blood sugar spikes, sea salt, brown rice and the natural sweetness in fruits. Try to keep the consumption of stockyard meats to about 3-12 ounces per week. Substitute fresh fish, organic turkey and lamb in the diet when more protein is wanted. When the desire for sweets overcomes the soul and fruit doesn't cut it...make it a real treat, not a habit. Then savor it, let it melt in the mouth, don't devour it so fast that you lose the ability to taste what it was that you were craving in the first place. Try to eat out of a garden, be it container or the back 40 acres. It can be satisfying to raise you own food, and relaxing at the same time. Remember that supplementation is important in these modern times since diets, conservative or extreme, lack the nutrition that our bodies need today to fight disease.
Be sensible, if you've got good health, then adjust your diet a little at a time, try new vegetables and fruits in new recipes, but consume better foods and then learn how to use them with a partner. Pay attention to what it is that you are eating; make sure that you can taste what you are putting into your mouth. Listen to your body, it will usually tell you that it wants. Drink good water, drink good water, drink good water! You'll need to consume 100ounces per day to take the toxins out of your body successfully. Exercise is also very important. You don't need to spend a lot of money on health spa's or equipment. Gallon milk jugs filled with water is a good weight to start lifting, dancing with your partner or kids is good aerobics, just as long as your muscles get a good work out three times a week for 45 minutes, dancing for 20 minutes a day and doing flexibility or stretching for 10 minutes a day. you can play with your kids, lifting, pushing, pulling for 45 minutes, dance with them for 20 and let them help stretch you out of 10, then sit down to a healthy variety of foods that the family has prepared together. You will accomplish a better relationship with your family, establish a lifetime pattern for family interaction, and improve your health and the health of your loved ones in a short period of time during your busy day.
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title:Diet Not Working? The Yo-Yo Diet
author:Dana Goldberg
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_4279.shtml
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Does it seem like no matter how little food you eat, you never lose a pound? You start your day out with an apple, eat vegetables for lunch and have a tiny dinner. You have all week, but you’re still the same weight. Why?
It seems to be the first thought in someone’s mind when they decide they’re going on a diet: I need to eat less. The general rule is eat less and exercise more. In all actuality, this will do nothing but cause you to gain weight and become fatigued. When you eat less your body believes that it is being starved and will hoard every fat cell it can. It will do whatever it takes to keep these fat cells and no matter how many calories you burn, you won’t lose weight. Your metabolism slows greatly. Your body is in starvation mode.
People who start these diets will quickly end them when they realize they aren’t losing weight and they will return to their normal eating habits. Because the body still thinks it is in starvation mode, it will hoard all the fat cells of which there is twice the amount being eaten now, and the dieter will actually gain more weight back than they lost. This will prompt another diet and the process begins again. This is called a “yo-yo diet.”
The number way to avoid yo-yo dieting is to see a nutritionist. They will create a proper diet plan tailored to your needs and they have all the know-how to create a healthy and safe diet. Diets are not about eating less, they’re about eating better. A nutritionist will help you balance what types of food you’re eating, when you’re eating and how much you’re eating.
The second way to avoid yo-yo dieting is proper exercise. It is recommended to visit a personal trainer in order to receive a personalized workout plan to properly introduce you to regular exercise and muscle building. It is also imperative to ignore diet pills at all costs.
Eating better, not less, and exercising properly will lead you to weight loss!
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title:Diet Pills
author:Rick Kelly
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There is a new diet pill that comes out every day. If you’ve been struggling to lose weight and feel like you're fighting a “losing battle,” we want you to know that you’re not alone. We help people every day with weight loss diet pills and we understand what you are going through. One hundred and eighty four Million Americans are overweight, and seventy seven million of those are clinically obese. Both of these figures increase every year, and there’s no end in sight.
This website is dedicated to you, your health and your success at finding the right weight loss diet pills for you. This website is designed to offer any new diet pill, including diet pills for women and for men that will balance your body mass index.
Your Body Mass Index (BMI) scientifically calculates the difference between your current weight and your ideal weight. Knowing your BMI is the first step to setting healthy weight loss goals and decreasing your risk of medical conditions, including diabetes and even heart disease.
Consumerdigest.com has studied one of our products, Relacore™, and talked about Cortisol. What is cortisol? Cortisol is naturally found in all of our bodies. Cortisol not only stimulates fat and carbohydrate metabolism for fast energy, it also stimulates insulin release and maintenance of blood sugar levels. The end result of these actions is an increase in appetite. Thus chronic stress, or poorly-managed stress, may lead to cortisol levels that stimulate your appetite, with the end result being weight gain or difficulty losing unwanted pounds.
The manufacturers of Relacore™ have promoted the fact that there is a link between cortisol and weight gain. While advertisements are never short on hype, many questions remain. Does Relacore™ contain an effective weight loss formula? How well does it work at reducing your stress? But really, does Relacore™ even work at all?
Relacore™ has been out for a while now; you may have seen a lot of commercial advertising for the product touting its ability to cut cortisol production, thereby leading to weight loss. Sounds a little too far-fetched to you? Not really. There have been countless medical studies performed that show that stress and elevated cortisol does lead to an increase in fat. Relacore™ is a product designed to help control this situation.
There are other fat burner diet pills as well, like Lipodrene-SR and Xenadrine-EFX. These weight loss diet pills have also been proven to help in the fight of winning the weight loss battle. Remember, weight loss diet pills can be a part of any weight loss plan, but always remember to consult a physician before using any new diet pill or attempting any exercise.
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Title:
Diet Pills: Weight Loss or Cash Lost?

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This article deals with the issue of OTC diet pills and potential harmful effects of unregulated use of slimming medications.


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Weight loss is a such a big issue among women all over the world today. Blame it on the close-to-skeletal look that models and celebrities parade on  TV, magazines, the Internet, and in those gigantic billboards. Surrounded by celebrities that were already anointed and crowned by media as “Women with the Perfect Figure,” it is no wonder that ordinary women who look up to these “icons” of female beauty are caught up in the image that is projected and marketed almost on a daily basis.  It is as if the brains of ordinary women were programmed to think that being thin is the “in thing.”  Due to the marketing and advertising blitz, these women have been indoctrinated to desperately seek out the thousand and one ways to shed those “flabbies.”  Many women have become so crazy about losing weight that they will stop at nothing just to achieve the skinny look that have been idealized by their respective celebrity idols.

As any weight watcher would tell you, losing weight is not an easy task unless you have magical powers like Wonder Woman.  To the relief of millions of women, there are numerous popular diet pills that are readily available in the market. It is just so easy to grab one. But are these diet pills really as effective and safe, as advertised?

At present, there are two kinds of diet pills: weight loss supplements and weight loss medications. Weight loss medications are pills that are only prescribed by certified physicians. Weight loss supplements on the other hand are the popular diet pills which are available over the counter (OTC). Diet pills that range from slimming tea to herbal medicines and promises instant weight loss.

Xenical, Didrex and Ionamin are some of the best selling diet pills in the market today, and many more are coming. There's even a new weight loss pill which will be out next year that based on clinical trials, and according to scientists. the drug looks promising for weight loss fanatics. The drug is called "rimonabant", which will be released in the market under the brand name Acomplia. According to research, the said drug will help the user to control food intake.

Problems may surely arise once you start taking diet pills without your physician's go signal. If you are one who believes and wants to try weight loss supplements, make sure you know all the facts before taking them. Apparently, some women used these so-called miracle cures even if they knew that these drugs had uncomfortable side effects.  Somehow, their desperation and drive to achieve the thin, supermodel look was strong enough to rule them and, eventually, allowed them to ignore the side effects and other potential harm that may arise by using these so-called miracle slimming medications. 

Even some of the popular, over-the-counter diet pills that are easily accessible are not necessarily safe to use. Most of these easy-to-access pills do not contain enough information on the packaging. Moreover, some of these products fail to provide facts on how the product can supposedly help you lose weight.  This overpowering desire to lose weight can actually lead to possible health risks, and worse, even death.
There have been reports of sleeping problems, gastrointestinal bleeding and skin reactions from people who have tried OTC diet pills. It is common knowledge that there are prominent personalities who became victims of unprescribed medications and suffered harsh consequences.

If you are still itching to try diet pills, there are is certainly a lot to choose from.  But have you ever noticed that some of these pills have specifically noted on their packagings that the product is only effective when combined with exercise and healthy diet? Without realizing it, you eat less and exercise more, thus you really lose those unwanted pounds. More often than not, these pills are really expensive.   And it should not surprise you to find out that after using these products, you've actually lost more money than weight!

Doctors will agree that a lifestyle change, regular exercise, and healthy eating is still the best health and body slimming regimen. So, the next time you think about popping those pills, remember this:

Not all products advertised as the “best weight loss pill” is actually best for your health.  Achieving high standards of beauty is, to some, worth the months of starvation, constant exercise, and thousands of dollars spent on diet pills.   But is it really worth it?

Maybe it is high time for women to realize that beauty is not always what can be seen by the naked eye.  And that having a body worthy of an FHM or Cosmopolitan cover may not always be a woman's best asset.


title:Diet Pills - A Risky Idea
author:Jeff Dedrick
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I wish I had a nickel for every weight loss aid and pill on the market. You and I could both retire. Many of these have been associated with serious medical risks, including heart attack, heart abnormalities, tachycardia, stroke, seizures and death. That's pretty scary!
Most diet pills are appetite suppressants of one kind or another, generally stimulants with effects similar to those of amphetamine. They're okayed for treatment of obesity, where it's considered that the health risks associated with obesity outweigh the risks of the medication.
But is you have less than 30 pounds to lose, the risks are far less cut-and-dried. Over the counter medications and their risks are not as well-documented as the effects of prescription diet pills. Herbal preparation effects are documented even less, especially those whose makers don't officially make weight loss claims.
Here's part of the problem. As long as they don't contain a 'new' ingredient, or one that has never been marketed for weight loss purposes, weight-loss aids are not subject to FDA review. Instead, the manufacturer is held responsible for the safety and effectiveness of their products. So a lot of times that means unregulated dosages, unhealthy additives and ineffective ingredients.
Hopefully, one day all over the counter medications and herbal preparations marketed as weight loss supplements will be labeled and tested by impartial researchers. Until then, there are some things that you can do to lessen diet pill risks.
Research thoroughly. There's a lot of information out there about drugs and herbs like ephedra, ephinedrine, phentermine and sibutramine. Know what you're taking and what the risks are so that you can watch for side effects.
Always talk to your doctor before you start taking any drug or herbal supplement. Yes, I know you've heard this a thousand times, but there are good reasons for the advice! Some products interact poorly with other medications, or have an adverse effect on chronic conditions.
Follow dosage instructions. Overdoses of stimulant medications, which are a component of most weight loss preparations, can be serious and severe.
Don't take any weight loss pill or supplement for more than a few weeks unless a doctor has prescribed it.
Ask your pharmacist when purchasing over the counter weight loss preparations to be sure that the ingredients don't interact with other medications you may be taking. Include both prescription and nonprescription medications in your questions.
There are much more healthy and effective ways to lose weight than taking pills. The potential of serious health problems remains. It's an awful lot of risk for a little weight loss.
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Diet Plans with Discount offers

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about women weight loss issues


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When compared to men  a woman’s body has special nutritious needs. Complex processes in a woman’s body, like puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause play a major role in determining what nutrients are needed. Especially, when they are in the ‘family way’ they gain weight. This is to regain some strength and energy at the time of giving birth. After that, due to lack of interest, awareness and information they do not follow any kind of health recovery programs and fall prey to the perils of obesity. Women gain weight for several other reasons too. They include poor eating habits, stress, hectic work schedules and over age.

All these conditions make way for obesity. When people become obese they are vulnerable to many a fatal ailments. The fluctuation of the glucose levels in the blood gives rise to Diabetes. Excess intake of carbohydrates gives rise to cholesterol and this leads to jamming of the arteries resulting in Heart Attack. Even there are chances of raising your Blood Pressure levels where the consequence of such situation is even fatal! Above all if the person enjoys smoking and consumes alcohol then the condition goes haywire!

Losing weight is not an overnight job. One should chalk out a perfect program to accomplish this job. Here are some guidelines, which help you to lose weight.

· Keeping the body fit. If you are over 35, start an exercise routine under the guidance of a fitness expert.
· Saying no to smoking, alcohol and caffeine.
· Avoiding fried foods and limiting intake of carbohydrates.
· Taking diet, which is rich in fiber and proteins
· Avoiding stress through relaxation and meditation.
· Contacting the doctor even if the symptom appear superficial.

Well it’s a proven fact that the DIET which we intake forms the major criteria for all these ailments. There are many a sure fire recipes readily available on the net. How far they are credible? How far they can deliver the goods? Do we get the fare share of our pie? Better to go for those DIET SOULUTIONS, which are proved by registered medical institutions. Medifast is one of its kinds. Medifastians today boasts many a success story about losing weight in a short period and more!


title:Diet Sodas Drinkers: Are You Dehydrated?
author:Kim Beardsmore
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_979.shtml
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Many of us have grown up drinking caffeinated diet sodas as an alternative to sugary regular sodas. We figure this is a better choice rather than loading ourselves (and our children's bodies) with large quantities of sugar.  Whilst diet sodas do help us avoid a sugar overload (which can lead to weight gain) we should also be aware of the effects of caffeine contained in many cola flavored diet sodas. 
Caffeine is a diuretic causing the body to excrete water.  The net result of drinking several caffeinated drinks during the day is to deplete, rather than replinish the body's fluids.  Where such drinks ar the primary source of daily fluid intake, the net result may be a loss of water which may actually lead to dehydration.  It is not uncommon for many of us to be unknowingly dehydrated!
Here are some common symptoms of dehdration. If you recognise any of these symptoms you may be able to improve your health by simply drinking 6 to 8 glasses of pure, fresh water a day.
1. The most common symptom is headaches.  A major function of water is to flush toxins from the body.  Your brain is 75% water, so even being slightly dehydrated can cause headaches.
2. Poor concentration/fatigue.  If you body can't get rid of the toxins it will struggle and you will feel less energetic as your body diverts energy to deal with the toxins.
3. Constipation.  Your body will divert water to more essential functions and as a result your stools will be harder and more difficult to expel.
4. Reduced urine output or dark urine.  Did you know that up to 200 litres of water is passed through your kidneys daily?  Without a fresh supply of water for the kidneys to filter waste products out of the blood, your urine will become darker.
5. Furry tongue or bad breath. If you don't have enough water passing through the mouth to wash away food particles, bacteria can proliferate and  result in that 'furry' feeling or bad breath.
6. Skin.  Your skin should feel elastic.  When you pinch the skin on the back of your hand it should snap back instantly.
(c) Copyright: Kim Beardsmore
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title:Diet Soda Drinkers: Are You Dehydrated?
author:Kim Beardsmore
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_846.shtml
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How do you know if you are getting enough water each day? This is a really important question because  many of us have deprived ourselves of water and have become so accustomed to living with less than what our body requires, we don't recognise the symptoms of thirst.

The most common symptom is headaches.  A major function of water is to flush toxins from the body.  Your brain is 75% water, so even being slightly dehydrated can cause headaches.
Poor concentration/fatigue.  If you body can't get rid of the toxins it will struggle and you will feel less energetic as your body diverts energy to deal with the toxins.
Constipation.  Your body will divert water to more essential functions and as a result your stools will be harder and more difficult to expel.
Reduced urine output or dark urine.  Did you know that up to 200 litres of water is passed through your kidneys daily?  Without a fresh supply of water for the kidneys to filter waste products out of the blood, your urine will become darker.
Furry tongue or bad breath. If you don't have enough water passing through the mouth to wash away food particles, bacteria can proliferate and  result in that 'furry' feeling or bad breath.
Skin.  Your skin should feel elastic.  When you pinch the skin on the back of your hand it should snap back instantly.

Some people trying to control their weight, drink bottles of diet sodas each day.  Often these beverages contain caffeine, which is a diruretic causing the body to excrete water.  In fact the net result is often dehydration.  So if you are a 'heavy diet-soda' drinker, and you recognise these symptoms, you may be able to improve your health by simply drinking 6 to 8 glasses of pure, fresh water a day!
(c) Copyright Kim Beardsmore
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Diet Suggestions For Lowering Cholesterol Levels

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We all have cholesterol whether we like it or not as it plays an important role in our bodies. However, having high cholesterol is not good and should be lowered. Regardless of how we get it, lowering high cholesterol is always a good idea. We get cholesterol in two ways, through our body and mainly the liver. Every day, our bodies produce amounts of cholesterol that we don’t need. Animal foods like eggs, poultry, meat, seafood and milk contain a lot of cholesterol, which add...


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We all have cholesterol whether we like it or not as it plays an important role in our bodies. However, having high cholesterol is not good and should be lowered. Regardless of how we get it, lowering high cholesterol is always a good idea. We get cholesterol in two ways, through our body and mainly the liver. Every day, our bodies produce amounts of cholesterol that we don’t need. Animal foods like eggs, poultry, meat, seafood and milk contain a lot of cholesterol, which add to the levels we produce naturally.

The safest foods are vegetables, seeds, nuts and fruits, as these do not encourage further production of cholesterol.

Lowering cholesterol requires finding the right diet for you and sticking to it. The main source for cholesterol is saturated fatty acids. This makes your blood cholesterol rise abruptly and could cause heart disease. Trans fat also contributes to raising your blood cholesterol level. But diet can beat it all.

The American Heart Association has recommended that the limit for your daily cholesterol should be no more that 300 milligrams. If your diet is maintained properly you will dramatically lower your cholesterol.

Diet plays a vital role in lowering cholesterol. Choosing your food is the best way to start. Choose foods that contain low saturated fat. Saturated fat can be found in foods from animals, such as poultry, meat, lard and vegetable oils like palm oil, coconut and palm kernel.

The best diet would be choosing foods which are low in saturated fat. The solution to this is choosing foods that are rich in fiber such as vegetables, fruits and grains. They do not add cholesterol to your body but they help you maintain a healthy diet. Choose the foods that are low in cholesterol.

Did you know that the dietary cholesterol can still raise your blood cholesterol level? The answer is yes, although it is not that high in saturated fat

Avoid foods that come from animals. These types of foods are the richest in saturated fat and they are not recommended for high daily intake. You can supplement your diet with the help of lecithin. This is helpful and it contains phosphatidyl choline which is able to increase the solubility of the cholesterol in your body and allows the fatty deposits in your bloodstream to break down.

Your diet should be absolutely free from oily foods, which only contain minimal amounts of fatty acid. Choose foods that are rich in omega-3 and omega-6. This is important in normalizing your blood cholesterol level and can help you maintain good health. Increasing your dietary fiber can be very helpful because it can neutralize the excess bile acids in the bowel. Eat fiber rich foods instead of greasy foods.

Observing this diet is a must because your cholesterol is something you should maintain and watch out for in order to stay healthy, fit, and free from heart disease. Lowering cholesterol can be observed and achieved by choosing the foods you eat.

If you are suffering with high cholesterol, you should consult your primary care physician first before making any changes in your diet.


title:Diet Tips For The Whole Family
author:Joey Dweck
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date_saved:2007-07-25 12:30:12
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Losing weight is never really easy, but when you find it necessary to prepare diet meals for yourself and fare that your family will eat as well, it can become really difficult. If you find yourself in this situation, the solution may be easier than you might think. While your family need not go on a diet with you, making some changes to the way you prepare meals can help to ensure that you stick to your diet goals and your family eats healthier as well.
One of the most important things you can do to make the switch to healthier eating is pay attention to the cuts of meat that you purchase and prepare. Whenever possible, purchase the leanest cuts of meat available. They may be slightly more expensive, but the health benefits you receive are well worth the extra cost. To beef up the health benefits even more, switch from frying prep methods to other methods such as roasting, baking, grilling and broiling. This is a great way to lose weight and keep your arteries free and clear.
Everyone, whether you happen to be dieting or not, can benefit from adding more vegetables to the menu. This is only true; however, if those veggies are prepared in the healthiest ways possible. Instead of loading them down with lots of cheese and butter, opt for other tasty methods. Steamed vegetables seasoned with herbs, spices, imitation butter and/or flavored vinegar provide a tasty and healthy alternative to fat and calorie laden vegetable casserole dishes.
Unless you are on a very strict no carbohydrate diet, grains can actually be good for your weight loss plans and form a healthy part of your family’s eating routine as well. The important key is to choose healthy grains instead of those that are high in refined sugar. Opt for whole grain rolls, breads and wild rice. Not only are these choices healthier, but they also taste better.
One of the biggest problems for families where one or more members are on a diet is satisfying the sweet tooth of some without wrecking the diet plans of others. One way to handle this is by stocking the freezer and pantry with dessert options that are tasty but won’t sabotage your weight loss goals. Consider choices such as low-cal and low-fat ice cream or yogurt. Paired with an all fruit spread topping or light whipped topping, there’s a good chance the kids won’t even notice the difference as they dig in. Other great dessert alternatives include fat-free pudding, sherbet, gelatin, fruit cocktail and apple sauce.
If you really want to energize your diet and create a healthier routine for your family, consider skipping dessert all-together and heading outside for a group walk, bike ride or even a game of Frisbee or volleyball. Not only will you be setting a healthy example for the rest of your family, but you’ll also grow stronger as a family unit while spending quality time together.
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title:Diet Tips for Weight Loss: Free Diet Tips Which You Can't Afford to Miss!
author:Ashley Green
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Obesity is a disease that is not caused by a bacteria or virus but a person's own eating habits. It is a disease which is very easy to get rid of just by changing your food habits. Shifting excess kilos is as easy as making a few changes in your eating habits and food mind-set. Here are a few tips that will help you get rid of that bulge.
Free Healthy Diet Tips for Weight Loss!
1) Stay away from diet food that you don't enjoy eating. Food should be pleasurable not painful.
2) Replace your cooking oil with a spray oil. Cooking oil contains alot more calories than spray oil.
3) Make food tastier by adding seasonings such as garlic, herbs, and spices  rather than butter or oil.
4) If you are thirsty drink water rather than a cold drink. Water contains zero calories.
5) Go in for more green vegetables and cereals. Improve your eating habits and take my words you will lead a healthy and happy life!!.
6) Dont eat while watching TV or while reading. People tend to eat more while watching TV.
7) Avoid Red Meat and prefer Fish. People who generally consume large quantities of red meat are more prone to colon cancer as per the studies. It increases the probability of getting effected up to 50%. Red meat can be beef, pork or lamb. On the other hand, chicken and fish lower the risk of developing colon cancer.
8) Weight Loss pills do not help in long run. Slow and gradual Weight Loss is the best way to loose Weight
Hungry for more? Check out more such effective healthy diet tips for weight loss at http://www.weightloss-health.com/Diet%20tips%20for%20weightloss.htm
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title:Diet Tips for Weight Loss: Free Diet Tips Which You Can't Afford to Miss! (Part 2)
author:Ashley Green
source_url:http://www.articlecity.com/articles/health/article_2794.shtml
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Obesity is a disease that is not caused by a bacteria or virus but a person's own eating habits. It is a disease which is very easy to get rid off just by changing your food habits. Shifting excess kilos is as easy as making a few changes in your eating habits and food mind-set. Here are a few tips that will help you get rid of that bulge.
Free healthy Diet Tips for Weight Loss
1) Even healthy foods like brown bread and rice contain calories. Therefore you need to control portion sizes.
2) Focus on eating more of good things rather than less of bad things. More the good things fill your stomach the less you go for bad food.
3) Include a sufficient amount of legumes or pulses in your diet. They provide the required amount of protein to your body. The only source of protein in vegetarian diet.
4) Go in for low fat mayonnaise, low fat cheese, milk.
5) Cook your own food rather than eating out. In this way you can control your intake of fat and calories.
6) For a healthy heart,
a)Your Diet should have less sodium and more fibre. Go in for less fat diets.
b) Avoid fried foods and prefer baked or microwaved food.
c) Eat whole-wheat bread, whole-grain cereal and long-grain rice instead of white bread, cereals and white rice respectively.
7) Please, never starve yourself. Don't keep yourself Hungry. Starving do not reduce your weight. Instead it depletes you of your necessary nutrition which leads to weakness and other illness.
Hungry for more? Find such free effective and healthy diet tips at http://www.weightloss-health.com/Diet%20Tips.htm
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Diet Tips To Lower Your Cholesterol Levels Naturally

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What is the first thing to consider in a low cholesterol diet? You have to know why some foods are safe to eat and why some are not. Here are some tips for you to follow so that you will be able to maintain your cholesterol diet.


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cholesterol free diet, dietary cholesterol, lower cholesterol, saturated fats, healthy diet, cholesterol diet


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Are you gaining weight? Does this make you worry about your cholesterol level? Do you feel like you need to do something about your eating habits particularly your cholesterol diet?

What is the first thing to consider in a low cholesterol diet? Knowing the purpose of a low cholesterol diet will make you adhere to it more sincerely. Then before indulging in any strict diet, low cholesterol diet included, you have to know why some foods are safe to eat and why some are not. However, a lifestyle change that would include a good cholesterol diet as a first step would work best.

The basic of cholesterol lowering diet is the decrease in the total intake of saturated fat, calories, and cholesterol in the body to decrease weight. These types of foods are mainly fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables have very high fiber content; this soaks cholesterol like sponge and disposes it out of the body. Apples, oranges and pears are high fiber foods. This includes oats and carrots. Pasta, whole grains and potatoes are samples of complex carbohydrates.

If you want to go on a cholesterol diet you should minimize your intake of the day’s total saturated fat calorie by 7% and fat by 25-35 percent. Limit your sodium intake by 2400 milligrams daily.

Remember, cholesterol lowering diet and maintaining a daily exercise are major factors in lowering the cholesterol level.

Here are some tips on cholesterol diet approaches:

•Taking fiber-rich foods such as whole grains as your primary source of carbohydrates. This should go hand in hand with an increase intake of fresh fruits and vegetables such as berries, oranges, apples, pears, grapes, bell peppers, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, tomatoes, dark leafy greens celery, squash and eggplant among others.

•Staying away from saturated fats which are mostly found in animal foods such as meat, poultry and dairy products is a good cholesterol diet. Opt for unsaturated fats instead, specifically omega-3 fatty. Good sources of these would be the vegetable and fish oils.

•Source out protein from soy protein, poultry, and fish instead of meat.

•Major lifestyle change as a part of cholesterol diet would mean weight control, exercise, and quitting smoking.

If you want to dine out and still stick on your cholesterol diet, here are some tips for you to follow so that you will be able to maintain your cholesterol diet.

•Find out which restaurants have low saturated fat and have a low cholesterol menu.

•Sharing your dish with your companion or taking some home is advisable, better yet, you can also ask for appetizer-size servings or a side dish.

•Ask to separate the gravy, butter, rich sauces and dressings. You can control your cholesterol and saturated fat much easier that way.

•Ask the extras (salad, fries, baked potato) to be left off or substitute them.

•If you are craving for pizza, order the one that has vegetable toppings (green pepper, onions, and mushrooms) instead of meat or extra cheese. Or to make it easier for you, order it with half of the cheese or no cheese at all.

•If your dining on a fast-food restaurant, order salads, grilled skinless chicken sandwiches (fried and breaded are a no no), regular-sized hamburgers or roast beef sandwiches. Avoid large burgers, sandwiches and french-fries.

•Choose the dishes that are cooked on a low cholesterol method (broiled, steamed, au jus, garden fresh, baked, roasted, poached, tomato juice, dry boiled and lightly saturated)

•Be mindful of dishes that are high in saturated fat and cholesterol. (butter sauce, fried, crispy, creamed, au gratin, au fromage, escalloped, parmesan, hollandaise, béarnaise, marinated,  stewed, basted, sautéed, casserole and pastry crust)

Take note that if you lose weight, your calorie needs will also be lowered. It will decrease the amount of saturated fat and the fat that you will be able to consume on the cholesterol diet.

If you are having a hard time of making changes with cholesterol lowering diet, consult a nutritionist or dietitian so that you can work up some sample diets.


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Diet, But Know Your Fats!

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373

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Margarine, butter, other spreading fats and low fat spreads, cooking oils, oil-based salad dressings, mayonnaise, cream, fried foods including fried chips, chocolate, crisps, biscuits, pastries, cake, puddings, ice-cream, rich sauces and gravies are all in this food group because they contain fat.

Like carbohydrates, fats contain the elements Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Fats are used as a source of energy: they are also stored beneath the skin helping to insulate us again...


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diet,balance diet,dieting,balance,eating,slim,slimming,healthy,health,


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Margarine, butter, other spreading fats and low fat spreads, cooking oils, oil-based salad dressings, mayonnaise, cream, fried foods including fried chips, chocolate, crisps, biscuits, pastries, cake, puddings, ice-cream, rich sauces and gravies are all in this food group because they contain fat.

Like carbohydrates, fats contain the elements Carbon, Hydrogen and Oxygen. Fats are used as a source of energy: they are also stored beneath the skin helping to insulate us against the cold. Do not think that by avoiding fat in your diet you will stay thin and elegant! If you eat too much carbohydrate and protein, you will convert some of it into fat, so you will put on weight. You must balance the amount of energy containing foods with the amount of energy that you use when you take exercise

Soft drinks (not diet drinks), sweets, jam and sugar, as well as foods such as cakes, puddings, biscuits, pastries and ice-cream.

It is essential to have a small amount of fat in the diet, but eat foods containing fat sparingly as they are high in energy. Look out for reduced fat or low fat alternatives (by law any food labelled as low fat must contain no more than 3g of fat per 100g). Fats can be divided into saturates, monounsaturates and polyunsaturates.

Limit consumption of saturates, associated with animal products, cakes, biscuits and pastries, to reduce risk of heart disease. To cut down on saturates, make use of the information on nutrition panels on food products, cut off visible fat from meat and poultry, choose lower fat meat and dairy products, and where fat is needed in cooking use it sparingly.

Choose fats and oils containing monounsaturates (e.g. olive and rapeseed oils) and polyunsaturates (e.g. sunflower, corn and rapeseed oils) instead of saturates. In moderation these are not associated with an increased risk of heart disease – but still use them sparingly. There are two types of essential fats, which must be supplied by the diet in small amounts: omega-3 fatty acids (e.g. found in oily fish, walnuts, omega-3 enriched eggs, and rapeseed and soya oil) and omega-6 fatty acids (e.g. found in vegetable oils such as sunflower, corn and soya oil and spreads made from these).


Title:
Die besten Hausmittel gegen Kopfschmerzen

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634

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Über Hausmittel gegen Kopfschmerzen. Wie man Kopfschmerzen lindern kann, ohne auf Medikamente und Tabletten zu greifen.


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Im Alltag unserer heutigen Gesellschaft sind Kopfschmerzen und Migräne keine Seltenheit. Der Stress in der Arbeit, zu Hause, im Privaten Leben und im beruflichen leben wird immer größer, die "Zutun List" immer länger und der Tag immer kürzer. Wochenenden werden für Erledigungen und Hausarbeiten benutzt, die Mittagspausen werden für verschiedene private Erledigungen gebraucht. Der Mensch überlastet dabei schnell seinen Körper und vergisst seinem Körper eine Pause zu gönnen. Der Körper macht meisten mit, er zeigt keinerlei Schwäche und bleibt stark. Doch dies nicht für lange, plötzlich fangen die ersten Kopfschmerzen und Schwächen an. Es folgt Migräne, die immer regelmäßiger und stärker wird.

Die meisten Menschen greifen bei den ersten Kopfschmerzen sofort zur Tablette, und wenn diese nicht hilft zur weiteren Tablette. Doch dies ist eine schlechte Lösung für den Körper. Schnell kann sich der Körper an die Tabletten gewöhnen und so deren Wirkungen neutralisieren.

Hier also ein paar Haustipps, wie man am besten mit Kopfschmerzen umgehen sollte. 

Wärme-Therapie
Alles was warm ist, beruhigt die Nerven und die Kopfschmerzen. Die Wärme entspannt den Körper und lässt ihn erholen. Auch werden gespannte Muskeln beruhigt. Was nur wenige wissen, ist das ebenfalls die inneren Organe im Brust-, Bauch- und Beckenbereich durch Wärme ausgeglichen werden.

Also bei Kopfschmerzen ein warmes Bad nehmen, sich eine Wärmflasche anwärmen oder feucht-heiße Kompressen in der Schulter-Nacken-Partie legen. Es gibt seit neuerdings auch Weizen Kompressen, die ein paar Sekunden in der Mikrowelle gewärmt werden. Diese wirken ebenfalls Wunder.
Auch Saunabesuche sind empfehlenswert, sie stärken das Immunsystem und können das vegetative Nervensystem stabilisieren.

Die Wald- und Wiesen-Therapie

Wer gerne ein Bad nimmt und sich zusätzlich entspannen will, sollte auf Badezusätze aufgreifen. Ätherische Öle aus Rosmarin und Fichtennadeln zum Beispiel haben eine besonders gute Wirkung auf die Seele und Nerven des Menschen. Auch Arnika wirkt durchblutungs- fördernd, außerdem ist es gut gegen Entzündungen. Heublumen wirken entspannend auf die Muskeln.


Weitere Pflanzen haben entspannende Wirkungen auf den Menschen, so auch Pfefferminz. Eine leichte Massage mit zehnprozentigem Pfefferminzöl in alkoholischer Lösung an Schläfe, Scheitel und Nacken kann zusätzlich Linderung verschaffen. Das Pfefferminzöl übernimmt hier die Rolle einer Paracetamol, aber eben auf natürlich Weise.


Massagen Therapie
Sich selbst leicht massieren kann auch Kopfschmerzen lindern.
Bei Schmerzen hinter der Stirn eine leichte Massage anwenden. Dabei fährt man mit den Fingerkuppen kreisförmig über die Schläfen, fingerbreit neben den Augenbrauen. Auch an anderen Schmerzpunkten im Gesicht kann man sich selbst massieren und sich so Linderung verschaffen. So zum Beispiel in der Mitte über den Augenbrauen, auf dem Nasenrücken oder in den Vertiefungen hinter den Ohren. Die Technik ist ähnlich wie bei Akupressur und Shiatsu.


Sport gegen Kopfschmerzen
Regelmäßige sportliche Betätigungen und körperliche Bewegungen können die Häufigkeit und Stärke von Kopfschmerzen deutlich senken. Wer sich fit hält, lässt den Körper durchatmen und das Blut schneller durchfließen. Sport ist gesund, auch im Falle von Menschen, die an Kopfschmerzen leiden.

Richtig Trinken
Apropos dem Trinken gibt es viele Oma Rezepte, mit verschiedene Rezepten und Vorbereitung Versionen. Viele glauben an die Kräfte der Zitrone, so heißt es, sollen körpereigene schmerzhemmende Botenstoffe aktivieren. Die meisten trinken ein Schuss Zitrone in dem Getränk, ob nun kalt oder warm. Andere glauben, dass ihnen schon eine Tasse Kaffee hilft, die lästigen Kopfschmerzen zu vertreiben. Auch viele trinken anstatt eine Tasse Kaffe einen starken Tee. Andere wiederum glauben an die Milch mit einem Schuss Honig. Ob nun Aberglaube oder wahr, solange der Mensch sich mit seinem Getränk besser fühlt, ist es egal, was er trinkt!





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Im Alltag unserer heutigen Gesellschaft sind Kopfschmerzen und Migräne keine Seltenheit. Der Stress in der Arbeit, zu Hause, im Privaten Leben und im beruflichen leben wird immer größer, die "Zutun List" immer länger und der Tag immer kürzer. Wochenenden werden für Erledigungen und Hausarbeiten benutzt, die Mittagspausen werden für verschiedene private Erledigungen gebraucht. Der Mensch überlastet dabei schnell seinen Körper und vergisst seinem Körper eine Pause zu gönnen. Der Körper macht meisten mit, er zeigt keinerlei Schwäche und bleibt stark. Doch dies nicht für lange, plötzlich fangen die ersten Kopfschmerzen und Schwächen an. Es folgt Migräne, die immer regelmäßiger und stärker wird.

Die meisten Menschen greifen bei den ersten Kopfschmerzen sofort zur Tablette, und wenn diese nicht hilft zur weiteren Tablette. Doch dies ist eine schlechte Lösung für den Körper. Schnell kann sich der Körper an die Tabletten gewöhnen und so deren Wirkungen neutralisieren.

Hier also ein paar Haustipps, wie man am besten mit Kopfschmerzen umgehen sollte. 

Wärme-Therapie
Alles was warm ist, beruhigt die Nerven und die Kopfschmerzen. Die Wärme entspannt den Körper und lässt ihn erholen. Auch werden gespannte Muskeln beruhigt. Was nur wenige wissen, ist das ebenfalls die inneren Organe im Brust-, Bauch- und Beckenbereich durch Wärme ausgeglichen werden.

Also bei Kopfschmerzen ein warmes Bad nehmen, sich eine Wärmflasche anwärmen oder feucht-heiße Kompressen in der Schulter-Nacken-Partie legen. Es gibt seit neuerdings auch Weizen Kompressen, die ein paar Sekunden in der Mikrowelle gewärmt werden. Diese wirken ebenfalls Wunder.
Auch Saunabesuche sind empfehlenswert, sie stärken das Immunsystem und können das vegetative Nervensystem stabilisieren.

Die Wald- und Wiesen-Therapie

Wer gerne ein Bad nimmt und sich zusätzlich entspannen will, sollte auf Badezusätze aufgreifen. Ätherische Öle aus Rosmarin und Fichtennadeln zum Beispiel haben eine besonders gute Wirkung auf die Seele und Nerven des Menschen. Auch Arnika wirkt durchblutungs- fördernd, außerdem ist es gut gegen Entzündungen. Heublumen wirken entspannend auf die Muskeln.


Weitere Pflanzen haben entspannende Wirkungen auf den Menschen, so auch Pfefferminz. Eine leichte Massage mit zehnprozentigem Pfefferminzöl in alkoholischer Lösung an Schläfe, Scheitel und Nacken kann zusätzlich Linderung verschaffen. Das Pfefferminzöl übernimmt hier die Rolle einer Paracetamol, aber eben auf natürlich Weise.


Massagen Therapie
Sich selbst leicht massieren kann auch Kopfschmerzen lindern.
Bei Schmerzen hinter der Stirn eine leichte Massage anwenden. Dabei fährt man mit den Fingerkuppen kreisförmig über die Schläfen, fingerbreit neben den Augenbrauen. Auch an anderen Schmerzpunkten im Gesicht kann man sich selbst massieren und sich so Linderung verschaffen. So zum Beispiel in der Mitte über den Augenbrauen, auf dem Nasenrücken oder in den Vertiefungen hinter den Ohren. Die Technik ist ähnlich wie bei Akupressur und Shiatsu.


Sport gegen Kopfschmerzen
Regelmäßige sportliche Betätigungen und körperliche Bewegungen können die Häufigkeit und Stärke von Kopfschmerzen deutlich senken. Wer sich fit hält, lässt den Körper durchatmen und das Blut schneller durchfließen. Sport ist gesund, auch im Falle von Menschen, die an Kopfschmerzen leiden.

Richtig Trinken
Apropos dem Trinken gibt es viele Oma Rezepte, mit verschiedene Rezepten und Vorbereitung Versionen. Viele glauben an die Kräfte der Zitrone, so heißt es, sollen körpereigene schmerzhemmende Botenstoffe aktivieren. Die meisten trinken ein Schuss Zitrone in dem Getränk, ob nun kalt oder warm. Andere glauben, dass ihnen schon eine Tasse Kaffee hilft, die lästigen Kopfschmerzen zu vertreiben. Auch viele trinken anstatt eine Tasse Kaffe einen starken Tee. Andere wiederum glauben an die Milch mit einem Schuss Honig. Ob nun Aberglaube oder wahr, solange der Mensch sich mit seinem Getränk besser fühlt, ist es egal, was er trinkt!


Title:
Die Gesundheitsakte.

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70

Summary:
Die Gesundheitsakte Online. Patiente-Dokumente online jederzeit verfuegbar
Als Mitglied von Med24online.com koennen Sie eine Gesundheitsakte mit allen notwendigen Text-, Bild-, Video- und Audio-Unterlagen selbst online verwalten und von jedem Platz der Welt bei Bedarf aufrufen.


Keywords:
Gesundheitsakte, e-Health, dicom, HL7


Article Body:
Interaktive Klassifikationssysteme (ICD10, Anatomisch-Therapeutisch-Chemisches Klassifikationssystem (ATC))
Interaktive Nachschlagewerke von Beschwerden, Anamnese u s.w. konnen von Arzt jederzeit bearbeitet werden
Kalender/Terminplaner mit einer Enweisungsmoglichkeit
Unterstuetzung von Standarde HL7, Dicom
Fuer eine Vernetzung von Praxisen ist nur Internetzugang notwendig
Eine Nachbearbeitung und eine Selbstanpassung bei Bedarf
Verteilte Zugang und Zugriffsrecht fuer Aerzte und Patiente zur Medizinischen Daten.
Zuverlaessigkeit und Sicherheit
Eine freundliche Benutzeroberflaeche mit moderner AJAX-Technologie
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Title:
Different Alternatives For Breast Enlargement

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379

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In today’s world, large breasts is proving to be the limelight of every human being. It is the critical truth of today’s male dominated society  women’s beauty is always judged by the shape and size of her breast but not by her face. And due to this reason women are becoming more conscious of their breasts. Women who already have larger bust are in fact luckier. But women who own small bust, just desires to give slightly more endeavor to extend it.


Keywords:
breast enlargement, women’s beauty, fashion, silicone gel, saline gels, teardrop implants, round implant


Article Body:
In today’s world, large breasts is proving to be the limelight of every human being. It is the critical truth of today’s male dominated society  women’s beauty is always judged by the shape and size of her breast but not by her face. And due to this reason women are becoming more conscious of their breasts. Women who already have larger bust are in fact luckier. But women who own small bust, just desires to give slightly more endeavor to extend it.

As you know, breast enlargement has result into the fresh look of this current generation. Not only teen but also adult women  are trying out this most recent fashion. Breast enlargement is uncomplicated and faster to achieve and the requirement needed is  regular care and good quality of maintenance. Breast enlargement can be easily done by breast augmentation surgery. Obviously, this is the best way and the outcome are fast too.

The surgeon will lay implants in the breasts and two of the implants are widespread in this surgery. Among them one is silicone gel implant and the other saline implants. Silicone gel implants are completely composed of silicone gel and gives flexibility to the breasts. However at this present situation silicone gel implants are prohibited as it may cause cancer. But nowadays, saline implants are largely used . Saline implants contains saline gels within and silicone cell that is purely risk-free to human body.

In these types of implants, there are basically designed  two shapes. One is round shape those are moreover common but the most admired ones are teardrop. Teardrop implants are broadly used because due to its look when it fits the breast. In fact Round implant surgeries are a slight cheaper than the teardrop surgeries. But the increasing cost doesn’t affect the women, in they  favor augmentation mammo-plasty, as it is speedy, efficient and consumes less time.

If you are not willing to go forward for surgery then you can try other Breast enlargement methods like herbal massage, crème massage, oil massage, medicinal pills and etc. However before undergoing breast enlargement you require a proper guidance from your physician. It is essential to gain confidence before breast enlargement surgery.

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Title:
Different Aspects of Magnetic Mattress Pads

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565

Summary:
Magnetic mattress pads come in a variety of types to suit your individual needs.


Keywords:
magnetic therapy, magnetic pads, magnetic mattresses


Article Body:
These products are designed to fit over your existing mattress and provide you with additional padding that can help to improve the condition of the bed that you rest and sleep on. There are many effects that can be derived from the use of one of these items, but due to the fact that the exact properties of each item can differ from model to model these effects can differ as well. There are many variations to ensure that you get a product that suits all of your requirements in terms of size, thickness and support.

The reasons that these magnetic mattress pads are used for are dependent on the aspect of the item that is important to the consumer. The pad can be used to increase the comfort of your bed by increasing the amount of padding that you sleep on, though this would also be dependent on the type of padding that is used within the product. Foam is most commonly used as padding, but there are many different types of foam that can provide different levels of support and comfort. You can purchase items that are padded with memory foam that is especially beneficial since it spreads pressure over a wider surface, helping to reduce pressure on pressure points which can help to reduce pain.

Each person is a different size and shape to other people so the size of the item that you buy is important, as if it is too small then parts of you may stick out over the edges. This can be a cause of discomfort or pain especially if the product is thickly padded. The other problem with size is that if you choose an item that this too big for your bed then it can slide around and become unstable. This is minimized as much as possible by ensuring that there are straps to attach the products to the bed. Some of the Mattresses are also created with a non-slip surface on the bottom. These devices work well, but an item of incorrect size is likely to be unable to provide you with the same effects as a correctly sized product.

The thickness and density of the padding within the mattress pads are two of the most important factors in determining whether the product is correct for you to use. Both properties help to determine the amount of support that your body receives when using one of these products on your bed. The density and the depth of the foam will determine how soft or firm the item feels which can determine if it is appropriate for you. There are many different body shapes and conditions that can influence how much support will be comfortable for you.

If you sleep on a bed that has too much or too little support then your body can be damaged while you sleep or existing damage or pain can be exacerbated. To determine what level of support is best for you, you should test different mattresses of different firmness until you find the one that is most comfortable. The depth and density of the foam will also help to cover the magnets within the products so that you are subject to no discomfort when sleeping on them. This also determines the distance that your body will be from the magnets while they perform their magnetic therapy on your body.


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Different detox-cleansing regimes

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297

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Many turn to internal body cleansing to rid the body of waste products and toxins.  A detoxification treatment is designed to help the body eliminate stored toxins and strengthen the organs involved in this process.


Keywords:
detox, detoxification, colon cleansing, colon cleanse, kidney cleansing, kidney cleanse, skin cleansing, skin cleanse, lung cleansing


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Your body should clean itself naturally, but today’s diets make that process difficult.  Many turn to internal body cleansing to rid the body of waste products and toxins.  A detoxification treatment is designed to help the body eliminate stored toxins and strengthen the organs involved in this process.

Colon cleansing helps clean the organ that assists the body in the elimination of waste.  A dirty colon can lead to a build up of toxins in the body and illness.  By using herbal treatments or irrigation therapy, a colon cleansing eliminates the toxins and helps the intestinal tract work properly. It is essential to do this cleanse first so that the waste produced by other detoxification procedures can be eliminated efficiently.

Your kidneys clean about 200 pints of blood daily.  A kidney cleanse will help your kidneys function more efficiently.  It usually involves consuming a very large amount of water or juice and then eliminating it all to flush the kidneys out.

Your liver completes about two dozen processes for the body daily, and cleansing this important organ helps the liver to assist the immune system and support the body’s digestive functions.  There are several supplements and liver flush programs available.

Cleansing the lungs is also important for good health.  American diets high in dairy products often result in fatty lung tissue.  Cleansing the lungs eases this problem.

Finally, a skin cleansing releases the toxins lodged in the fatty layers just underneath the skin.  Most are performed with herbs, saunas and sweat lodges.

Cleansing your body from toxins is a great way to keep your systems “clean” and running smoothly.  The results are worth it: improved immune system, clearer skin complexion, better sleep, curing of acne, constipation, disappearance of unpleasant body odour, just to name a few!


title:Different Exercises Schedule to Combat Diabetes, Arthritis, and Obesity!
author:Ashley Green
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Different Health Problems generally do not allow us to do traditional exercises. Above all, one type of exercise cant be effective to each group facing different challenges. But despite all these different challenges, the general rule applies to all: Extra Effort and Persistence.
Exercise Tips to fight Arthritis:
. Water Exercises: They are most important. They are gentle on the joints, allow full range of motion and increase strength, thus relieving overall muscle stress.
. Moderate strength training for those aged between 50 and 60 years.
. low-intensity cardiovascular exercises like biking, swimming, cross training, yoga etc.
Exercise Tips to fight Diabetes!
. Moderate to low impact workouts(like treadmill and biking)
. Walking
. Swimming
. High-intensity workouts should be avoided.
Tip: Exercises leads to better glucose tolerance, overall metabolism and glucose control.
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Exercise Tips to fight Obesity:
. Light cardiovascular exercises like swimming, cycling, biking, yoga, treadmill, walking
. Low resistance weight training.
. Eat less, burn more
Tip: High intensity workouts are no-no (as they put pressure on the knees.)
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title:Different Exercises Schedule to Combat Hypertension, Obesity, and Asthma!
author:Ashley Green
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Different Health Problems generally do not allow us to do traditional exercises. Above all, one type of exercise cant be effective to each group facing different challenges. But despite all these different challenges, the general rule applies to all: Extra Effort and Persistence.
Exercise Tips to fight Obesity:
. Light cardiovascular exercises like swimming, cycling, biking, yoga, treadmill, walking
. Low resistance weight training.
. Eat less, burn more
Tip: High intensity workouts are no-no (as they put pressure on the knees.)
We suggest: Check out highly acknowledged Atkins diet weight loss program at http://www.weightloss-health.com/health%20exercise.htm. Key Features: Diet program will be planned according to your body structure and metabolism and the program comes along with immense motivational and mental strength tips. 
Exercise Tips to fight Hypertension
. Low level aerobic training (biking, treadmill)
. Walking
. Water aerobics, swimming
. Resistance Training (Bench Press, squats and leg press).
. Circuit training.
Exercise Tips to fight Asthma
. Warm-up: Breathing exercises like pranayam, stretching.
. Aerobics: moderate to high intensity workouts.
. Swimming, kick boxing
. Step aerobics.
. Light weight resistance training to make the bones harder and muscular.
. Jogging, Sprinting, Skipping.
. Cool Down: Respiratory exercises.
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title:Different Types of Stress Test
author:Trevor Dumbleton
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Many people in this world need to take a stress test.  These tests can take many forms and are designed to search for different things, but they all have one key goal: they want to see how you are doing.  Merely taking a stress test can be a kind of stress all its own, but it does not have to be.  And by understanding stress tests, you can understand more fully what they are designed to do.
The first kind of stress test is simply a pen and paper test.  These tests will often ask you about certain things you do, where you are in your life, what you are concerned about, and what is going on around you.  These stress tests are very easy to take, though the results can often be more than a little surprising.  These tests are designed to root out stress in its many forms and are the most common form of stress test.
There are many stress tests out on the Internet, though many of them will not be particularly useful.  Some are designed to be scientific but are not backed up by research, or some may simply be jokes.  However, there are a few out there that can be very useful.  Unfortunately, many are also very subjective and the answers you give may not be all that useful.
If you would like to take a stress test, your doctor can point you in the right direction.  There are many valid and very useful stress tests out in the world and they can give you and your doctor the answers that you need to help you determine how you are stressed and how to manage it.  Thus, your doctor is the best place to start and the best place to find answers to all that is troubling you.
Another type of stress test is the exercise stress test, also known as a cardiac stress test.  These tests involve putting a person on a treadmill at a slow walking pace, then slowly increasing the speed until the person is at a jogging or running pace.  In these tests, people are usually hooked up to electroencephalographs and usually breathe through a tube in order to study heart rate and breathing.  These tests are effective for studying how well a person's heart and lungs are working in order to see if there are any coronary problems.
Exercise stress tests are usually akin to exercising hard, but not strenuously.  The person on the treadmill is closely monitored and a doctor is on hand in case there are any problems.  As well, the person can stop the test anytime if they do not feel right.  However, it is best to let the test run until it is finished, as it gives the best idea of how well the body is working.
A final kind of stress test is the thallium test.  These tests are usually administered in people who seem to have blockages in their circulatory system and the blockages need to be located.  Thallium tests are usually run in conjunction with an exercise stress test and, after the person is done on the treadmill, the person is injected with a slightly radioactive thallium solution.  Once the thallium get into the bloodstream, a special camera examines the person's body in order to look for places where the thallium, and thus the blood, is not flowing properly.  Thallium tests are not given very often, as they are mostly used when doctors know there is a blockage, but are not sure where to look for it.  Obviously, some people cannot be asked to run on a treadmill and they are usually given a drug as a substitute in order to locate the blockage.
There are a variety of stress tests available and your doctor is the best person to talk to if you are interested in taking one.  These tests are very valuable to check your overall health level and they provide a great deal of information that can be used to diagnose any problems or prevent them before they start.  So if you are feeling the effects of stress and you wonder if it is causing health problems, there are ways to find out what you or your doctor want to know.
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title:Different Types Of Yoga Apparel
author:Mike Mann
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Yoga is all in rage lately. Everyday, a number of people decide to engage in Yoga for the conveniences it brings, from the physical aspect down to the spiritual and mental health.
Various forms of Yoga correspond to different people of different walks of like, ages and lifestyles. Yoga is open to all who can accommodate it. And one can perform or do Yoga as often as he wishes without restriction. The effects and benefits are seen as time goes by and it is not surprising that many people are inclined to it.
Yoga includes equipments, clothes, accessories as well as facilities to initiate learning. So how are you going to get up and choose what you wear on Yoga activities?
Yoga clothes should always be inclined to giving the best comfort. Although there is no particular Yoga clothe or apparel that you are supposed to wear during or when performing Yoga, it is necessary that you are comfortable with what you wear.
However, there are some considerations when choosing your Yoga clothes.
First and foremost is comfort.
Since you are going to perform different positions or Yoga postures, you must wear clothing that will not restrict you from moving freely in any manner. Your clothes should offer ease of movement and must be attuned to letting your different body parts to twist and stretch in various ways and postures.
It is advisable to choose a clothing which is made from pure organic cotton because this will provide maximum comfort. With this kind of material, the body is allowed to breathe as it should be. In addition, the clothing you choose must be sweat absorbent so that you will not feel sticky and moist when you sweat during the activity.
Although there are far more attractive and appealing designs of yoga clothing that you can choose from, always keep in mind to consider the clothing that fits you right and that fits your body frame.
Next consideration is the expenses.
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Title:
Different Ways Of Fasting

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Fasting is an important part of your daily life. It has a deeper meaning other than a dieting technique. It is great way to detoxify your body from toxins. The different methods of fasting can help to create a right balance in your body to enhance your life in every manner you can. Some of the common cleansing methods are water fasting, juice fasting, eating vegetables, eating less, herbal baths, herbal concoctions, vitamin therapy and colon cleansing. The best way to generat...


Keywords:
Fasting Natural Cure, Detoxifying Toxins, Types of Fasting, Detoxifying Methods


Article Body:
Fasting is an important part of your daily life. It has a deeper meaning other than a dieting technique. It is great way to detoxify your body from toxins. The different methods of fasting can help to create a right balance in your body to enhance your life in every manner you can. Some of the common cleansing methods are water fasting, juice fasting, eating vegetables, eating less, herbal baths, herbal concoctions, vitamin therapy and colon cleansing. The best way to generate any benefits from these detoxification methods is to do it regularly. But before doing any of the purification methods you should check up with your doctor. If you are suffering from any ailments you should not practice it.

Water Fast - This can be a very though fasting procedure because having only water as your diet on a daily basis would prove to be very difficult. The fasting is intense but the results are good. It is one of the though fasting method.

Juice Fast - It is one of the easier form of fasting as the juices of fresh vegetables or fruits run through your blood. It is an excellent way to maintain good and healthy body. It cleanses toxins out of your body as the juices have loads of minerals, vitamins and other nutrients. These juices are easily digested and can be consumed in high quantities. Due to easy digestion the digestive enzymes conserve their energy and make it useful in some other condition. It helps cure deadly diseases like cancer.

Honey lemon And Water Fast - This is also a good method of fasting as it provides proper nutrients to benefit your health. It helps in the detoxification process which eases your body for an easy and free bowel movement. The cleansing takes place very easily benefiting you in every aspect.

Eating Vegetables Fast - Being vegetarian helps in many ways. Having raw vegetables and fruits and salads helps your system to remove the toxic waste. With the intake of vegetables and fruits there is less consumption of calories. During this fast avoid too much consumption of starchy foods.

Eat less - Be a little hungry after completing your meal. This helps your body to digest your food properly because of the little space left by you. Overeating causes belching and take more time to digest which creates problem like gastro and other stomach related problems.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on fasting. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.


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Different Ways To Stop Smoking

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This article enumerates some quick and easy ways to quit smoking.  Thanks to the nicotine in the tobacco leaves, cigarette smoking can become just as any narcotic substance like heroin or cocaine.  It may be difficult to quit smoking, but when one is armed with the appropriate information, an adequate amount of determination, he can stand strong in his battle to finally get rid of his smoking habit.


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ways to stop smoking


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People are fond of socializing: parties, business meetings, conferences, and seminars.  And it is during these functions that a person feels an intense pressure to fit it with the crowd.  If people drink, chances are, you would also have to drink.  If a majority of the people in the group smoke, there is a big likelihood that those few who don't smoke choose to learn to smoke so that they can mingle with those who do.

Smoking is a nasty habit to get started on.  Thanks to its nicotine content, cigarettes can be highly addictive like other narcotics such as cocaine or heroin.  The nicotine tends to hit the central nervous system by giving it a fleeting feeling of calm.  Like other narcotics, the body easily gets used to the nicotine, and pretty soon it will be craving for more.  It is then that people understand that the smoking habit has got them hook, line, and sinker.

A lot of smokers can attest to how difficult it is to get rid of their nasty smoking habits.  They have gotten so used to it that they feel like their day lacks something important if they fail to puff even a stick of cigarette.  How does one begin to quit smoking and keep their promises to remain smoke-free?  Here are some quick and easy ways to stop smoking:

1. Prepare yourself for the battle you’re about to face.  Admit it.  Your biggest opponent here is your self – your will and determination to say no to cigarettes.  Psyche yourself up, think only of positive thoughts.  Negativity will only make you lose your drive to quit easier.
2. Make a list.  Jot down every reason you have in mind to want to quit smoking.  List down all the positive effects quitting will bring you.  Write down all the activities you can enjoy once you’ve let go of smoking.  This gives you something to look forward to when you’ve finally achieved your goal.
3. Condition your body.  Get started in a moderately-paced exercise routine that will help get your body in the best condition to fight your cigarette cravings.
4. Mark the date.  Set the date when you will finally quit smoking.  Make it sacred, let nothing or no one break it for you.  It may help that you make the quitting date fall on a significant date to make the event something to look forward to.
5. Know what you’re getting yourself into.  Keep your expectations simple and attainable.  Over-expecting may magnify little failures.  Understand what you’ll be battling while trying to quit.  You’ll experience withdrawal symptoms, but these symptoms will pass in a matter of minutes, it is just a matter of holding on to your will a little longer than usual.  It is also best to keep in mind that most quitters never got what they wanted in their first tries.  So don’t be too hard on yourself if you’ve failed a few times before.
6. Gradually cut back on the amount of cigarettes you light.  It doesn’t help to abruptly deprive yourself of the cigarette and nicotine intake that you’re body has gotten used to.  Something as little as one stick every one or two weeks will help your body ease out of your usual nicotine fills.

Smoking is never an easy habit to break. But with enough determination, and the adequate information to back you up on your battle, you’re sure to win the war and claim your life back from that destructive habit called cigarette smoking.


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Difficulties in Diagnosing Appendicitis

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Appendicitis has been labeled as a very difficult to diagnose internal disorder. The symptoms of appendicitis are often vague and unspecific, thus rendering the process of diagnosis very difficult. Appendicitis rarely generates outwardly visible clinical


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treatment for appendicitis, appendicitis, acute appendicitis,  symptoms of appendicitis, signs of appendicitis, chronic appendicitis


Article Body:
Appendicitis has been labeled as a very difficult to diagnose internal disorder. The symptoms of appendicitis are often vague and unspecific, thus rendering the process of diagnosis very difficult. Appendicitis rarely generates outwardly visible clinical manifestations and doctors often require additional tests in the process of diagnosing the disorder. In order to confirm the presumptive diagnoses of appendicitis, doctors rely on blood analysis, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound tests. However, even modern medical procedures have a certain degree of imprecision and doctors are faced with a real challenge when it comes to diagnosing unspecific cases of appendicitis.

Although it can occur at any age, appendicitis is common in very young children and teenagers. At early ages, children experience serious difficulties in coping with appendicitis and in many cases they present with complications by the time they receive an appropriate medical treatment. Children perceive more intense symptoms of appendicitis and they often experience a wide range of uncharacteristic clinical manifestations. While older children are able to communicate their distress, very young children and babies are unable to express themselves and thus they are more difficult to diagnose with internal disorders such as appendicitis.

While the most common clinical manifestations of appendicitis in adults are intense abdominal pain and discomfort (at first in the umbilical region, later spreading to the right lower side of the abdomen), nausea and fatigue, children may experience additional symptoms such as irritability, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation. Considering the fact that appendicitis often involves bacterial infection of the vermiform appendix, children commonly experience high fever, intense sweating and chills. Infants and very young children may experience exacerbated appendicitis symptoms.

Although children often experience intense, visible symptoms of appendicitis, such clinical manifestations mimic those of various other internal disorders and thus they aren’t reliable in the process of diagnosis. Considering the fact that some medical techniques such as computerized tomography (CT) and ultrasound tests aren’t always appropriate for diagnosing very young children and infants, doctors usually perform more elaborate physical examinations (abdominal and rectal examinations) along with blood analyses instead. If all clinical manifestations and blood tests results point to appendicitis, doctors usually recommend medical intervention.

The medical treatment for appendicitis requires surgical intervention. The medical procedure for removing the diseased appendix is called appendectomy and nowadays it can be performed safely and with minimal scarring. Timely performed, appendectomy can prevent the occurrence of serious complications (rupturing of the appendix, sepsis, abcess) and doctors recommend this surgical intervention to most young patients diagnosed with appendicitis.

It is very important to ask for medical guidance as soon as you spot any signs of abdominal pain and discomfort in your child. Abdominal pain, vomiting and fever are common signs of childhood appendicitis and you should quickly inform a doctor of the presence of such manifestations in your child.


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Digest Your Food With Raw Enzymes

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456

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Most raw food, like our bodies, is very perishable. When raw foods are exposed to temperatures above 116 degrees, they start to rapidly break down, just as our bodies would if we had a fever that high. One of the constituents of foods which can break down are enzymes. Enzymes help us digest our food.


Keywords:
enzyme, raw enzymes, bromelain, papaya, dcl, lactase, digestion, digestive enzymes


Article Body:
Most raw food, like our bodies, is very perishable. When raw foods are exposed to temperatures above 116 degrees, they start to rapidly break down, just as our bodies would if we had a fever that high. One of the constituents of foods which can break down are enzymes. Enzymes help us digest our food. Enzymes are proteins though, and they have a very specific 3-dimensional structure in space. Once they are heated much above 118 degrees, this structure can change.

Once enzymes are exposed to heat, they are no longer able to provide the function for which they were designed. Cooked foods contribute to chronic illness, because their enzyme content is damaged and thus requires us to make our own enzymes to process the food. The digestion of cooked food uses valuable metabolic enzymes in order to help digest your food. Digestion of cooked food demands much more energy than the digestion of raw food. In general, raw food is much more easily digested that it passes through the digestive tract in 1/2 to 1/3 of the time it takes for cooked food.

Eating enzyme-dead foods places a burden on your pancreas and other organs and overworks them, which eventually exhausts these organs. Many people gradually impair their pancreas and progressively lose the ability to digest their food after a lifetime of ingesting processed foods.

Lack of digestive enzymes can be a factor in food allergies. Symptoms of digestive enzymes depletion are bloating, belching, gas, bowel disorders, abdominal cramping, heartburn and food allergies.

Digestive enzymes are proteins specially tailored to break down foods into nutrients that your body can then readily digest. The human body produces some 22 different digestive enzymes. Many more are found in the fruits, vegetables, meats, grains, and other foods.

When you eat a meal, digestive enzymes that are released from your salivary glands, stomach, and small intestine immediately get to work to speed up the digestive process. Each enzyme acts on a specific type of food.

Bromelain
Derived from the stems of pineapple, it is known for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties. This natural digestive enzyme may also be helpful as a diet aid. Pineapples have had a long tradition as a medicinal plant among the natives of South and Central America.

DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Root)
A natural antacid, where the glycirrhizinic acid component of the root has been removed. DGL may stimulate our bodies defense mechanisms resulting in improved quality of mucous, lengthening of intestinal cell life and enhanced microcirculation in the gastrointestinal lining.

Papaya
A tropical fruit containing active enzymes that help improve digestive and metabolic functions. Derived from the fruit, inner bark and stems, Papaya Enzymes contain a high concentration of papain, a protein-digesting enzyme that quickly metabolizes the protein in foods.


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