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April 1, 2013

Alergic To FruitsAllergies are a true curse of our times, and every year, more and more people find themselves sneezing, itching, suffering from running nose, swollen lips, throat, or tongue, or showing other symptoms of allergies. Sometimes it is very hard to figure out what exact allergy a patient suffers from, and even the best allergy tests fail to give an answer to that question. It may take years to find out what kind of allergy one or another person has developed. Some experts explain the increasing number of various types of allergies and the number of people suffering from this problem with increasing pollution, increasing amounts of toxic substances in everything that surrounds us, including the products we use for cleaning our houses, washing our skin or hair, adding to our daily meals, etc. For example, being allergic to washing powder is becoming more and more common, especially for the people who reside in the most developed countries of the world. There is a truly great number of allergies, and there is very serious threat to¬† the health of people suffering from allergies due to increased exposure to the allergens, or allergy causing substances. Read the rest of this entry »

ready to eatIn our times, it is not easy to find a housewife or a housekeeper who does not use ready to eat foods. Very often we buy frozen vegetables, cut or sliced vegetables, mushrooms or fruits, and so on for cooking our meals. Those who are trying to eat healthy usually use some healthy ways of cooking for such kinds of foods (like baking, grilling, etc.). But what about the products like cut and ready to eat greens: salads, chopped greens, and others? It is not always possible to use heating when cooking those and this way kill all dangerous bacteria. The scientists got interested in this issue and took some samples from pre-cut salad leaves. The findings they’ve received after analyzing the samples were more than shocking: the number of bacteria in per-cut salad turned out to be really huge, making this ready to eat food more dangerous than ready to eat beefburgers. Read the rest of this entry »

March 4, 2013

Alzheimer's DiseaseMany specialists of our times express their true concern about increasing number of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia like brain disorders. Those are among the most common mental disorders attributed to aging and linked to shrinking human brain. Due to numerous changes related to aging, including metabolism imbalances, poorer digestion, poorer vision and decreased abilities to focus, reduced abilities to learn new information, and so on, aging people become less and less effective in using their brain, memory, and mental skills. Therefore, they start showing the first symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, namely being unable to remember things, being unable to do some daily tasks, starting from complicated ones and then moving to very easy and simple things. People on moderate stage Alzheimer’s disease can not recognize their family members, slowly start losing their ability to speak and doing even very simple actions like holding a spoon. Certainly, such people require special care, and moving to a special elderly care facility is recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

February 20, 2013

Risk Factors For Breast CancerBreast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer which annually takes lives of millions of women around the world. It is estimated that in modern United States, breast cancer is the second type after skin cancer diagnosed in all cancer patients in the country. Despite a common myth, this type of cancer can occur not only in women, but in men as well. Fortunately, there are quite effective technologies to detect and diagnose breast cancer on its early stages. A great number of women (and some men too) are trying to do everything possible to protect themselves from this type of cancer by learning more about breast cancer risk factors and trying to eliminate their effects. The key risk factors for breast cancer include the following ones: Read the rest of this entry »

February 15, 2013

Chronic StressIn our daily life, we all are exposed to many stresses. We have reasons to worry about how we build our relationships with the ones around us, about our own performance at work or the performance of our kids in school, about the things we feel and the things we need to decide on, and many other important issues. Destructive effects of stresses, especially chronic stresses on our overall health are well known. Stresses cause psychological disorders and affect our appearance, they increase our risks for cardiovascular diseases and all the diseases linked to hormonal shifts. Stresses are very often linked to imbalanced nutrition, appetite loss and digestive disorders, which sometimes can be very serious. Chronic stress should be considered the factor that is the same harmful as environmental pollution, improper nutrition or a lack of physical activities. Read the rest of this entry »

February 13, 2013

Sun ExposureSometimes it is not easy to avoid sun exposure, especially during warm season when there is plenty of sun and the day is very long. For some people who are sensitive to sunlight, sun exposure can cause unwanted complications and adverse effects, which sometimes can be really serious and possibly even lethal. But for most people some shot-time sun exposure is actually recommended since it is the best way to receive some vitamin D which is produced in our body only under the effects of the UV radiation from sun. At the same time, prolonged sun exposure or being under the hot sun is still considered dangerous and harmful to our health. The effects of sunlight on human body and our health have been thoroughly studied for many years, and the related researches are still going on in many scientific establishments. The researchers analyze the differences in health and disease dynamic in people who live in sunny climates and those who live in colder areas. Sometimes the findings of such studies are very interesting. Read the rest of this entry »