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Understanding Sugar Substitutes And Their Role

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Sugar substitutes are food additives that take the place of your regular table sugar, and are generally much sweeter. Usually helpful in weight management and diabetes, these substitutes also help fight tooth decay, and are effective in reactive hypoglycemia (drop in blood sugar level). Despite these advantages, sugar substitutes have many controversial questions that beg answers like whether their long term use affects health badly, how much of consumption is safe, and whether they really can function as real sugar replacements. A better understanding of sugar substitutes may help answer these questions. Common approved substitutes/sweeteners Aspartame – is 200 times » » » [Read more]

Which Health Problems Can Cause Blindness?

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Some people are born blind or partially-sighted, but often, loss of sight is linked to other health problems. Here are some health conditions which may result in partial or complete loss of sight: Cataracts Cataracts are one of the most common causes of lost sight. They form over the lens and cause the vision to become very cloudy and blurred. Cataracts can often be treated very effectively with surgery, but in severe cases, it may not be possible to save the sight. Cataracts tend to develop slowly and at first, the changes may be very gradual and hard to spot; » » » [Read more]

20 Tips to Combat Chronic Inflammation

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Inflammation is the immune system’s way of biologically responding to an injury or, in some case, an infection. In fact, it is the sign of a healthy immune system, but only initially. If your immune system goes into an overdrive, it could turn into a chronic inflammation. An inflammation can be acute or chronic. When acute inflammations go unresolved, they can enter a chronic phase. Chronic Inflammations are persistent and can be linked to serious conditions like cancer, heart disease and asthma. They can also lead to small ailments that can go unnoticed. Here is how you can treat those » » » [Read more]

How to Combat the Symptoms of Low Testosterone

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Most symptoms of lower testosterone in men can be dealt with simply, but also naturally. The majority of symptoms stem from the same root problems physically, so the treatments have some common ways to deal with them. These dovetailing ways to combat symptoms of lower testosterone, don’t give anyone a reason to not monitor your symptoms seriously. Some symptoms should be watched carefully, so that other possible causes can be eliminated as the source. Loss of Body Hair When testosterone levels decline in males, a frequent symptom is a loss of body hair and overall hair growth. This is primarily » » » [Read more]

Say No to the Common Cold

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The Common Cold is a mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses, and upper airways caused by several distinct families of viruses such as the Coronavirus and Rhinovirus. An average adult may expect to get a cold approximately 2 – 4 times a year, while children may expect to get colds 3 – 8 times a year. Most colds last for 4 – 5 days, and while no cure is available for the common cold, over-the-counter medications may help reduce or eliminate your cold symptoms. Symptoms Colds result from a viral inflammation of the upper respiratory tract (nose to » » » [Read more]

The importance of managing diabetes effectively as you age

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Managing diabetes effectively as you get older is essential if you hope to retain good quality of life in retirement. It is a serious disease that if ignored can lead to dangerous health problems, but when you take control and lead a healthy, sensible lifestyle you can minimize the disease’s impact and live life to the full. Diabetes can impact most systems in the body and even accelerate the ageing process if it isn’t kept in check. Here are some easy but important ways to make small changes to your daily routine for a healthy and happy life as you » » » [Read more]

10 Tips To Improving Your Overall Health

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It is no mystery eating right and exercising have positive effects on our health. Many of us are perfectly aware of what we are supposed to do, and yet for the majority of the population we seem to keep falling short. As the diagnoses of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer are on the rise, it is time the culture takes a shift to a better way of life. Can what we eat reduce our risk for such diseases? There are certainly skeptics in the world that will tell you that you cannot avoid or cure diagnoses such » » » [Read more]

What NOT To Eat For A Healthy Skin

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While gorging on our favorite foods and regular meals, we often tend to include only those foods which pamper our taste buds and make us feel comfortable. However, little do we realize that our daily diet might include some of the foods that are actually silent killers of good health and are notorious in robbing off the youth and beauty quotient of our skin. Now before you start scratching your heads or lose sleep over identifying these items, have a look at the foods mentioned below, which should be consumed only in moderation in order to prevent them from harming » » » [Read more]

Top Medical Tech Innovations in 2013

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It is great to know that this year marked considerable innovations in technology. The health industry became a recipient of great strides in technology. The exciting innovations will ultimately drive health care into a new era, a new level if you may. Surely the erstwhile slow-paced technology has become more agile and flexible and it will improve how we get fit and consult our doctors tomorrow. Electronic aspirin We have heard about electronic cigarettes and how it can replace real cigarettes for a cheaper price and provide safer and healthier alternative to smoking. But have you heard about electronic aspirin? » » » [Read more]

Manage Your Stress: Know the Warning Signs and Find Out How to Cope

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The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) brought the subject of “killer stress” into international news when it aired “Killer Stress – A National Geographic Special with Robert Sapolsky.” Sapolsky, a Stanford University neurobiologist, highlighted his groundbreaking work on the effects of stress on both human and primate health, and his findings were grim. Stress and Human Biology Stress is hard-wired into the human biology as part of the survival instinct. Perhaps best known as the “fight or flight syndrome,” stress in earlier periods of human evolution helped early humans identify predators and escape before becoming someone’s lunch. But today this same » » » [Read more]