Monthly Archives: February 2010

Herbal Remedies for Cystic Fibrosis

Patients with cystic fibrosis should eat healthy, exercise, and follow their doctor’s instructions. Recommended dietary supplements should be taken, especially if the disease is attacking the digestive organs in their body. Herbal cures can be used but it is important not to drop your prescribed drugs and treatments your doctor recommends.   There are a few herbal remedies that may help offer some relief from symptoms of cystic fibrosis. Herbs are generally available in any health food store in the […]

3 Bad Diet Mistakes To Avoid At All Cost

Even though there is so much information available about weight loss, the same diet mistakes are being made over and over every day. We are not talking here about little slipups where you ate a slice of pie that was not on the plan, but big mistakes that lead to failure to lose the weight that you want to lose. Understanding these errors can help you develop the attitude that will lead to permanent weight loss for you. 1. The […]

A Quit Smoking Tip That Can Change Your Life

You have been hounded by the fact that smoking will soon affect your health. Friends or family members are asking you to stop the habit for your own sake. You try to stop smoking for a couple of days. After several attempts, you find that you can’t go on like that. So, you get a cigarette and light it up again. This scenario is very common for people who really plan to keep smoking. A few days of success then a an endless love […]

Eating For A Healthy Heart

Healthy eating is very important for a healthy heart. Eating more calories than your body burns will cause the extra calories to be stored as body fat. People who have too much body fat have a higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Excess weight puts strain on the heart. It raises blood pressure and blood cholesterol and can lead to diabetes.     Fat has more calories than other types of food, eating less fat can help reduce […]

Complications of Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis itself involves inflammation and infection but the presence of diverticulitis can become more desperate when complications set in such as bleeding, abscess, perforation, fistula, and peritonitis. All of these complications need to be attended to immediately before the illness becomes serious or life threatening.     Bleeding:   Bleeding can occur from the diverticula. It is rare for this complication to happen, but it does. Bleeding can stop by itself with no intervention or bleeding can be severe requiring […]

Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

Treatment for cystic fibrosis will vary for each individual. The severity of symptoms and the organs affected will be different for each patient. There is no known cure for cystic fibrosis. Treatment is to ease the symptoms and give the patient a better quality of life. Treatment also will prolong life. Normal life span for cystic fibrosis patients in the United States is around 36-39. Previously, infants rarely survived and the average life span of a patient with this disease […]

A Vegetarian Diet for High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a dangerous health condition. Having clogged arteries can make you feel easily tired. Whether you feel any differently or not, no doubt your doctor has explained to you the risks associated with high cholesterol. The biggest risk is for heart disease. If you are serious about reducing your cholesterol intake as well as the cholesterol already in your body, consider a vegetarian diet. There are multiple things that you can do to help reduce your cholesterol levels. […]

Learning reflexology in the United States

These days, the alternative treatment known as reflexology is becoming more and more popular! With that in mind, many people are training as reflexologists in order to perform the practice in order to make a living. In this article, we’ll give you a brief overview of some different schools across the United States that offer reflexology programs so that you can get a good idea of some of the options of where you can receive the top reflexology training. One […]

A Teacher and the Cystic Fibrosis Student

Teaching today can involve many different dynamics including dealing with those who have learning challenges and those who have little desire to be in school. When a teacher is faced with a student with physical challenges that stem from a medical condition it can be helpful for the teacher to learn about that particular student’s medical condition regarding how it will affect the learning environment and the child’s ability to function during all of the classroom and other school activities. […]