Health and Healthcare

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Posted 8/13/14 at 12:51 AM | Sylvie Simms

Magnesium Deficiency: Symptoms & Solutions

The human body is complex. Even the smallest, seemingly insignificant deficiency can have an enormous impact on how the body functions. For example, the body needs nutrients, and a lack of any of these essential nutrients can lead to various harmful health effects. One of these important nutrients is magnesium.

Posted 8/12/14 at 4:53 AM | Claire John

5 Supplements to Take on a Daily Basis

The body needs various nutrients such as proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins in order to carry out various functions properly. When you injure yourself, the body heals the section injured which is done by the help of proteins. During body building exercise, carbohydrates and fats provide the necessary energy required by the body in order to lift the weights successfully. These are just a fraction of functions the body does.

Nutrients are derived from foods we eat such as meat, dairy products, vegetables, fruits and grains. Different fruits contain different nutrients which means to benefit fully you need to combine them into a balanced diet.

At times the body may lack the necessary nutrient which is why supplements are supplied by health experts. Supplements act as alternatives for providing the necessary nutrients but they can never replace food. Below are 5 supplements to take on a daily basis. FULL POST

Posted 8/12/14 at 12:57 AM | Sylvie Simms

The Numbers Behind Medical Errors: An Infographic

Medical errors happen every day. This is disturbing news for a number of reasons, but the most alarming thing about these medical errors is the consequences that follow.

Posted 8/11/14 at 12:19 PM | Hallelujah Diet

Study Reveals Eating More Vegetables and Fruits Lowers Risk of Dying

Advanced Superfoods

There is one positive message that all nutritionists and doctors agree upon. We can disagree about just about everything else, but this one message unites us all. Yes, just like your mother and grandma used to say, “Eat your vegetables!”

A very recent study showed that English people who ate seven or more servings of fruits and vegetables had a lower overall risk of dying, including lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Salads and vegetables were the most protective subcategory, while canned fruit actually increased the risk of death.1  Five a day is not enough. You need more, much more fresh produce to thrive in our modern world. So, we get the message, but that doesn’t always translate into bold action.

Introducing a great way to help you meet your goals of increasing your vegetable intake. Its called Advanced Superfood by the Hallelujah Diet. And it is jam-packed with 15 vegetables, cereal grass juice powder, and other superfoods. It is 100% organic. It has stuff in there you recognize (but maybe don’t eat too often)(spinach, broccoli, kale, beets, Brussels sprouts), and stuff that is off the beaten path (dandelions, moringa leaves, nopal leaves). It has superdense foods like barley grass juice powder, wheat and oat grass juice powder, alfalfa juice powder, spirulina, chlorella and dunaliella. It has sea vegetables in meaningful amounts. It has garden vegetables. It has exotic vegetables. It has lots of variety. FULL POST

Posted 8/8/14 at 9:56 AM | Claire John

8 Ways to Reduce Stretch Marks after Weight Loss

Reduce Stretch Marks after Weight Loss

You just lost weight. You should be proud of yourself and flaunt your new body. Instead, you cover your body up, because you are self-conscious about your stretch marks. It is time to get rid of the stretch marks like you got rid of the weight. Never hide your beautiful self under layers of clothing. It is hard to get rid of stretch marks entirely, but there are ways to reduce the appearance of them. Here is how to reduce stretch marks after weight loss.

What Are Stretch Marks?
Stretch marks are visible lines that can be found on your skin surface. They usually appear on your abdomen, sides and lower backs, and thighs. Essentially, a stretch mark is a scar that results from your skin being stretch by fat storage. If you get pregnant or are overweight, your body will produce stretch marks to accommodate the rapid weight gain. Stretch marks can be either brown or pink. It is easy to decipher them from someone natural skin color. If you have stretch marks, you might find them unsightly and do your best to cover them up. If you try one or more of these stretch mark treatments, you can reduce the appearance of your stretch marks after weight loss. FULL POST

Posted 8/7/14 at 12:17 AM | Sylvie Simms

A Comprehensive Look at Alzheimer’s: An Infographic

Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia that affects millions of Americans. This condition is more common in older adults, but has been known to appear in younger adults, as well. This disease has both mental and physical implications that can impact a senior’s independence. As Alzheimer’s progresses, it can also impair basic bodily functions.

Since Alzheimer’s is such a widespread disease in the United States, it’s important to understand the intricacies of it, its prevalence and cost. Let’s take a look at Alzheimer’s in the following infographic.

Posted 7/29/14 at 11:11 AM | Karen Kramer

45 Million Infected People

Forty-five million is a lot of people. And these 45 million share something you don’t want—herpes simplex virus-2.

It’s an incurable sexually transmitted disease that brings genital blisters, sores, itching, abdominal pain, burning discharges, and when it’s not busy causing physical grief, it resides permanently in the spine. Until the next round of suffering.

If this wasn’t bad enough news, 81% of the infected carriers haven’t been diagnosed yet. It also discriminates unfairly to women—as one in five women have HSV-2 compared to one in nine men.

This STD isn’t easily cured with a pill or shot. As a viral disease there is no cure, only a treatment of the symptoms. Close genital contact and sexual activity is spreading this nightmare.

And one of the reasons 81% don’t know yet, is that the disease can be transmitted without symptoms being present. According to Web MD abstaining from sex or engaging in sex with someone uninfected is the only way to prevent this disease. FULL POST

Posted 7/29/14 at 10:01 AM | Brian Wallace

Top Drug Addictions In The U.S.

Thanks to The Affordable Care Act, addiction treatment is more accessible to those who need it. Check out the top rates of addiction in all fifty states on this infographic.

Posted 7/29/14 at 1:10 AM | Sylvie Simms

Ensuring Food Safety With HACCP

HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) is a great way to help ensure food safety. Learn more about preventing foodborne illness with Prudential Overall Supply's new infographic!

Posted 7/23/14 at 12:58 AM | Claire John

The Mechanism of Bimatoprost - Induced Eyelash Growth

The Mechanism of Bimatoprost - Induced Eyelash Growth

The use of cosmetic products to enhance beauty has become a common sight. Eye make-up is one of the cosmetics widely used by both men and women to enhance the appearance of their eye and make them pop. Many individuals desire long, thick dark eyelashes. After all, who would not want such, with the assumption that long lashes can increase the attractiveness of a person? Due to this desire, many have embraced the use of cosmetics to give their lashes their desired appearance. Regardless of the chemical side effects, many have chosen to chemically formulated remedies, turning their back on the natural remedies that enhance eyelash growth.

Eyelash growth history
Eyelashes are facial hairs attached to the eyelids. They are the slowest growing hairs on the body. Eyelashes are useful to the body in that, they prevent particles present in the air from accessing the eye. They also prevent small insects from getting into the eye. Generally, eyelashes act as protective features that protect the eye from outside forces that may damage it. Moreover, eyelashes add a beauty aspect to the face. For such reasons, the proper growth of eyelashes is very important. As at December 2008, the Food and Drug Administration certified bimatoprost as a safe treatment for hypotrichosis. Bimatoprost is the synthetic imitation of prostaglandin. Prostaglandin occurs naturally and assists in the growth of hair. Due to this feature, bimatoprost enhances the growth of hair on the body including the eyelashes. FULL POST

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