A localized physical condition where part of the body becomes reddened, hot, swollen, and often painful, usually as a reaction to infection or injury is referred to as 'inflammation'. This is a protective response involving blood vessels, molecular mediators, and immune cells. The task of inflammation centers around eliminating the initial cause of cell injury, initiate tissue repair, clear out necrotic cells and tissue damaged from the original insult and the inflammatory process. Here Jessie … [Read more...] about Can A Healthy Diet And Lifestyle Keep Inflammation In Check?
There are many clinical trials taking place to understand and treat Alzheimer's disease. There is research on the possible use of cannabis to deter cognitive decline and dementia in Alzheimer's disease, with no high quality results indicating any benefits as of 2015. Here Maria Cohut, MedicalNewsToday.com, reflects on diet used to protect against cognitive decline:"Ketogenic, or keto, diets are low-carb and fat-rich, and many people who follow such regimens do it to shed excess weight. However, … [Read more...] about Can Diet Be Used To Mitigate Risk Of Dementia?
The food marketed to provide human health effects beyond a normal healthy diet required for human nutrition, is considered 'health food'. These foods marketed as 'health food' may have one or more categories, such as organic foods, natural foods, vegetarian foods, dietary supplements, or whole foods. These products may be sold in the 'health food' or organic food sections of grocery stores or 'health food' stores. Here Regi George Jenarius, IndiaTimes.com, reflects on eating healthy: Image … [Read more...] about 9 Surprising ‘Health Foods’ That You’re Better Off Avoiding
Described as a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root, or simply ginger, is generally used as a folk medicine or a spice. A rash is usually the results of an allergic reaction to ginger. However, mostly recognized as safe, ginger can cause heartburn and other side effects, usually in powdered form. It may interfere with the effects of anticoagulants and adversely affect individuals with gallstones. There are many inconsistent clinical findings and there is no evidence for having analgesic … [Read more...] about How Effective Is Ginger For Chronic Pain Such As Osteoarthritis?
Most turmeric is used in the form of rhizome powder to impart a golden yellow color. It is used in many products such as baked products, dairy products, canned beverages, ice cream, yogurt, orange juice, yellow cakes, gelatin, biscuits, popcorn color, sauces, and cereals. It is the main ingredient in curry powders. It can be used fresh and not just in the dried powder form. Turmeric and curcumin, one of its constituents, have been studied in various clinical trials. Here Isabelle Z., … [Read more...] about The Wonders Of Turmeric May Help Mitigate Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’
The back part of the human foot below the ankle is known as the heel. It is the posterior end of the foot, based on the projection of one bone, called the calcaneus or simply the heel bone, behind articulation of the bones of the lower leg. Many of us suffer with heel pain from time to time. When we think it has gone, somehow it reappears. Here Rachel Ross, LiveScience.com, reflects on causes, symptoms and treatments associated with heel pain: Image courtesy of: Soozie Bea"If the first few … [Read more...] about Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Heel Pain?
The seed of a swamp grass which is widely cultivated as a food source, is commonly known as rice. It provides the staple diet of half the world's population and is second to wheat only in terms of total output. The seedlings of rice are usually planted in flooded fields or paddies, so that terraces are necessary on hillsides and a reliable source of water is essential. Rice is considered the most important grain with regards to human nutrition and caloric intake, providing more than one-fifth of … [Read more...] about New Way Of Cooking Rice Discovered, Cuts Calories By 50 percent, Says Scientists
It seems that the United States Food And Drug Administration can only ban a supplement if the FDA finds proof that the supplement is dangerous. Therefore, allowing unsafe or ineffective supplements to be sold freely, while the FDA has only a limited capacity to monitor adverse reaction to supplements. This is made possible by the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The pros and cons associated with supplements give rise to critics who claim … [Read more...] about Tainted ‘Over The Counter Dietary Supplements’ Pose Risk To Public Health
As a nation our food consumption varies along with the composition of the total population. When considering taste, African cuisine, Indian, Middle Eastern, North African, Indonesian, Nepali, Caribbean, Pakistani and Mexican, cuisines are best known for use of goat. Many immigrants from Asia and Africa have a preference for goat rather than other meat. It can be prepared in several ways, such as curried, stewed, grilled, baked, canned, fried, barbecued or made into sausage. It is considered a … [Read more...] about If You’re A Meat Eater Consider The Healthiest Of Red Meats
Gluten is referred to as a substance present in cereal grains, especially wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with "Celiac disease". True gluten is limited to the grains of barley, rye, wheat and oats. Gluten can trigger adverse autoimmune reactions responsible for many disorders that are gluten-related. Gluten-free diets are often practiced by people with gluten-related disorders. Here A. Pawlowski, Today.com, … [Read more...] about Can You Trust “Gluten-Free” Dining Options?