Monthly Archive: March 2011

Pizza is the Perfect Vegetarian Food 0

Pizza is the Perfect Vegetarian Food

Pizza is the Perfect Vegetarian Food Do you struggle deciding what is for dinner? Every night is the same. You get off from a long day work and arrive at home only to encounter another challenge. What will you eat? There aren’t enough leftovers in the refrigerator to feed everyone. It seems like you just had everything you can think of. To make things even more difficult you can’t seem to make the ingredients you have look like a complete dinner. It seems that all you have are odds and ends. Vegetarian meals can be especially daunting to make because there is no meat main dish to start with. If you are not a vegetarian and you chicken in the fridge, then you can start thinking of chicken main dishes. Vegetarian staples are much more versatile than meats, so what you have does not necessarily narrow your choices any. The good news is that when you are out of ideas and out of inspiration, pizzas will come to your rescue. Pizza is the Perfect Vegetarian Food Pizza is the perfect vegetarian food because it lends itself to so many different manifestations while still including all of the necessary nutrition for...

Reflexology Expectations 0

Reflexology Expectations

Reflexology Expectations Although reflexology is proven to be beneficial for a multitude of problems, your reflexologist cannot diagnose or claim to cure any diseases.  They are not medically trained to do so.  The practice of reflexology is meant to bring your body to a state of well-being.  Only in this state is your body able to heal itself and perform at an optimal level.  If your body is full of toxins, your immune system is severely compromised, making you much more likely to succumb to sickness and disease. Reflexology Expectations Once you have made the decision to visit a trained reflexologist, you may be wondering what you can expect from him or her.  You may also be asking yourself, what if I am embarrassed about my feet, or my feet are ticklish, how will I be able to handle the therapy?  All of these are viable questions. As far as the appearance of your feet, don’t worry about them.  All feet are different and there is nothing to be ashamed about.  The only possible thing that might come up in direct relation to the appearance of your feet may be if you have a severe problem with corns or the...

The Side Effects of Quitting Smoking 0

The Side Effects of Quitting Smoking

The Side Effects of Quitting Smoking The failure of people to get away from smoking after varied attempts may be due to the fact that the first few days of no cigarettes can cause a lot of trouble. Ceasing from smoking gives the body something new to contemplate on. It has to adjust to the seemingly new environment to be able to cope up. However, we have to bear in mind that these quit smoking effects do not last long. Aside from these, the side effects of quitting smoking can all be managed and dealt with. But to give you a realistic picture, here are some of the most common side effects of quitting smoking: Withdrawal symptoms Having withdrawal symptoms alone can make you call off the idea of quitting smoking. Withdrawal symptoms can cause you to stay less focused or distracted. However, this could be managed by using quit smoking products such as nicotine patches and gums. Withdrawal symptoms are also caused by the sudden lack of nicotine intake. To avoid these from happening, gradually decrease the number of sticks you smoke each day. Then, after you are down to one stick per day, replace it with a nicotine patch the next day. Doing this will allow your...

Menopause And Weight Gain 0

Menopause And Weight Gain

Menopause And Weight Gain Talking to most women over 50 you will quickly find that menopause and weight gain are linked in their experience. It is very common to put on weight at this time and while some of this may be due to lifestyle changes, that does not explain why suddenly we develop a tendency to put on weight at different parts of the body, especially the abdomen, while any weight gained when we were younger tended to be centered on the hips. The truth is that hormonal changes do have a part to play in this, although the process is not completely understood. At menopause a woman stops ovulating, her monthly menstruation periods end, and her body produces much lower levels of the female hormone estrogen which is responsible for the ovulation process. Low estrogen has been shown to cause weight gain in animals and it almost certainly is the reason why our bodies change shape. While women of childbearing age store fat in the lower body, after the menopause they store it on the abdomen instead, like men. This leads to a greater risk of heart disease. Menopause And Weight Gain   At the same time, both...

Symptoms of Diverticulitis 0

Symptoms of Diverticulitis

Symptoms of Diverticulitis Diverticulitis symptoms often feel like appendicitis with the exception of the feeling of pain the lower left side of the abdomen instead of the lower right side. The pain associated with diverticulitis is usually severe and comes on suddenly, but may also begin as mild pain that becomes worse over several days and fluctuates in intensity. Other symptoms of diverticulitis include abdominal tenderness, fever, constipation, nausea, or diarrhea. Other less common signs and symptoms of diverticulitis include vomiting, bleeding from the rectum, bloating, frequent or difficulty while urinating, or tenderness in the abdomen. Symptoms of Diverticulitis   Diverticulitis develops from diverticulosis, which involves the formation of pouches on the outside of the colon. These pouches are called diverticula and diverticulitis results of one of these diverticula become inflamed. Small protruding sacs of the inner lining of the intestine can develop in any part of the intestine. They are most commonly found in the colon, specifically in the sigmoid colon. The diverticula increase in frequency after the age of 40. Diverticula usually develop when naturally weak places in the colon give way under pressure. This causes small pouches to protrude through the colon wall. Increased pressure in the...

Strong Signs of the Presence of Cystic Fibrosis in The Body 0

Strong Signs of the Presence of Cystic Fibrosis in The Body

Strong Signs of the Presence of Cystic Fibrosis in The Body Cystic fibrosis is a serious disease with life-threatening complications. It is important a patient have an early diagnosis so treatment can begin immediately. Symptoms will get worse and will make the disease more difficult to control and treat. The disease affects the glands that secrete mucus and sweat. Both are important for the body to work properly but a mutant gene affects these glands. These glands secrete a thin, watery liquid that is used to lubricate the important passageways and the major organs in the body. Patients who carry the mutant gene have mucus that is thick and sticky. It gathers in the lungs and air passages making it difficult to breath. Remember, stress will aggravate the breathing problem! Strong Signs of the Presence of Cystic Fibrosis in The Body   Other signs and symptoms of the disease are a change in color of the sputum the body coughs up and an increase in the amount. This will normally be accompanied by a chronic cough and the cough may bring up mucus and sputum streaked with blood.     Wheezing, repeated bouts of bronchitis and wheezing are strong signs...

Natural Remedy for Hemorrhoids 0

Natural Remedy for Hemorrhoids

Natural Remedy for Hemorrhoids Natural remedy for hemorrhoids provides a sufferer relief slowly from hemorrhoid pain and can even cure extreme hemorrhoid problems. It stops bleeding and itching from hemorrhoids in the rectum. When a natural remedy treatment works for hemorrhoids, there may be no more need for the dietary supplements to tackle the problem, because this remedy often uproots the cause of the problem, which is constipation.   There are various types of natural (herbal) remedies for hemorrhoids as follows:   A. Food therapy which includes:   Drinking lots of water – this smoothens your stool passage. Eating of fresh fruits, vegetables and fibrous food items. B. Water therapy, done in various ways like:   Application of ice packs on the affected areas. Use of a Sitz bath – This is a small tub designed to allow the soaking of hemorrhoids without taking a bath. This process is the soaking of the rectal area in hot water for 15-20 minutes about 3-4 times a day. This helps relieve hemorrhoids symptoms and aids in the shrinkage of the hemorrhoids. C. Reflexology, which can be done by:   Using a doughnut shaped cushion which is available in pharmacies and medical supply...

Cystic Fibrosis and Alternative Medicine 0

Cystic Fibrosis and Alternative Medicine

Cystic Fibrosis and Alternative Medicine Alternative medicine may give hope to some cystic fibrosis patients. Although there is no known cure for this disease, there are a few simple steps to make the quality of life better for a cystic fibrosis patient. Changing dietary habits, changing your mood, and exercising to release stress and ease depression is a good start. It has been scientifically proven that laughter helps relieve stress, ease depression and makes us healthier. Try laughing a little each day, finding something funny and laughing! Laughing is said to give the body an inner massage and help put you in a better mood. Your attitude is 30 percent of treating any disease or illness. Cystic Fibrosis and Alternative Medicine   If you are a patient with cystic fibrosis you need to eat a healthy diet. You should avoid any foods with toxins. Eating a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables and fresh fruits and limiting your sugar intake will make you feel better and help your body resist disease and illness. Drink plenty of water. Water helps flush out the toxins in your body, acts as a natural diuretic, and gives your skin and other organs of your...

Alternative Cancer Therapies – VITAMIN B17 0

Alternative Cancer Therapies – VITAMIN B17

Alternative Cancer Therapies – VITAMIN B17 The Remarkable Secret Nutrient That One Doctor Claims Can Lead To “Cancer Cells Dying Off Like Flies” Alternative Cancer Therapies – VITAMIN B17     In the kingdom of the Hunzas, high up in the Himalayas, people commonly live to be over 100 and some incedibly to 120. Remarkable no case of cancer has ever been recorded here, a fact which has remained one of the world’s greatest mysteries – unitl now!     So what is the Hunza secret? The key to a long and healthy life it seems to lie in the apricot. Or more precisley, chemicals in the seed of the apricot known as nitrilosides – or Vitamin B17. The Hunza diet is 200 times richer in Vitamin B17 than the average western diet!     According to some, the truth about this amazing nutirent has been scandously been withheld from the public for more than 50 years and drug companies who have a vested interest in aggresively promoting their own high profit cancer drugs rather than explore cheaper nutrient solutions, are largely responsible.   As long ago as 1952, Dr. Ernest Krebs Jnr, a biochemist in San Francisco, advanced the...

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