Monthly Archives: October 2011

All about Quorn

All about Quorn When it comes to adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, many people feel that they wouldn’t be able to due to their love of meat. While there are some meat alternatives available for purchase, many of them are inadequate in terms of recreating the tastes of meat. Luckily, there is a new product that is being marketed that can be a godsend for vegetarians who find themselves yearning for meat. Quorn is a type of mycoprotein that many people […]

Does Alli Work?

Does Alli Work? Does alli work as a weight loss pill? The quick answer seems to be yes, but there is a downside, so read on. Alli is the over-the-counter name for orlistat which is also available in prescription form as Xenical. If you are going to ask for it you may like to know that it is pronounced like ally, not alley. It is essentially a fat blocker. It works by preventing the body from absorbing the fat from […]

Reflexology’s efficiency

Reflexology’s efficiency Reflexology is a certain type of alternative treatment that many people choose to undergo in order to help them to feel better from suffering from many different symptoms. It is quite unique in terms of its methodology; reflexology is often performed by a practitioner who massages certain areas of the feet and the hands in the hopes that a different part of the body will be affected. Reflexology charts are used in order to determine which areas of […]

How to Stop Smoking in a Second

How to Stop Smoking in a Second This article on how to stop smoking looks at your inner self. The fact that smoking is the primary cause of a lot of fatal diseases is enough reason for anyone to quit from the habit. However, not all people find quitting as easy. Some smokers who plan to quit smoking have ended up enrolling at expensive and time-consuming quitting programs and still go back to smoking way before they finish their programs. Others make use […]

Diagnosis of Diverticulitis

Diagnosis of Diverticulitis Diverticulitis is an infection or inflammation of the pouches in the digestive tract, most commonly affecting the sigmoid colon, which is part of the large intestine. It typically affects people over the age of 40, but it is not uncommon for a younger person to experience diverticulitis. Complications of diverticulitis could affect nearby organs and emergency surgery is sometimes required if the intestine has ruptured. The most common symptom of diverticulitis is abdominal pain. The most common […]

Preventing Diverticulitis

Preventing Diverticulitis Diverticulitis is a serious disease which is both painful and dangerous. Once diverticula, which are small sacs, grow on colon walls, they will not heal. Inflammation and rupture of these sacs may cause serious and life threatening infections. Preventative measure can be taken to ensure digestive health and the prevention of diverticulitis. Doctors are unsure about what causes diverticulitis. It is believed that a low fiber diet may pay a role. Without fiber to add bulk to the […]

Reflexology for Diverticulitis

Reflexology for Diverticulitis Diverticulitis is a condition in which diverticula are perforated, infected and inflamed.  Diverticula are pea or grape sized protrusions in the intestinal wall.  What causes this disease, like most others, is unknown.  However, it is known that smoking, a poor diet and stress worsen symptoms.  It is a condition that often goes undetected for many years, as most people pass the symptoms off as indigestion.  It usually develops somewhere between the ages of fifty and eighty, after […]

Different types of vegetarianism

Different types of vegetarianism The vegetarian lifestyle is appealing to many different people; it is more environmentally friendly than a meat-eating diet, it can be better for your health and it helps to encourage the ethical treatment of animals. There are many different types of vegetarian diets that you may choose to take part in, and it can be difficult to understand all of them since there are so many of them out there. In this article, we’ll be giving […]

Are You at Risk for Cystic Fibrosis?

Are You at Risk for Cystic Fibrosis? How do you know if you are at risk of getting cystic fibrosis? It can affect males and females and people from all ethnic groups. The disease is most common in Caucasians. Cystic fibrosis is the most common inherited disease among American Caucasians. Caucasians who have ancestors that came from Northern Europe are most susceptible to getting cystic fibrosis. Are You at Risk for Cystic Fibrosis?   Cystic fibrosis is common in Latinos […]