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Month: February 2017

Diet or Exercise: Which Is Better for Weight Loss
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Diet or Exercise: Which Is Better for Weight Loss

You’ve heard it over and over again: Diet and exercise are the keys to a healthy weight. As it turns out, though, one is far more important than the other. If you’re looking to drop pounds, your best bet is to focus on food. Despite the constant message to burn fat and calories away at the gym, people who only change their diets lose more weight than those who only increase physical activity, according to a report in the journal Systematic Reviews. You might have heard that muscle weighs more than fat. That’s true, but it doesn’t mean you should claim that bigger number on the scale is all muscle. “That’s a few pounds, not 20 or 30 pounds,” says Nolan Cohn. “It’s not an excuse for the weight gain.” Still, don’t cancel your gym membership. The Systematic Reviews study found that pa...
Home Remedies: Fighting the flu
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Home Remedies: Fighting the flu

Initially, the flu may seem like a common cold with a runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat. But colds usually develop slowly, whereas the flu tends to come on suddenly. And although a cold can be a nuisance, you usually feel much worse with the flu. Symptoms Initially, the flu may seem like a common cold with a runny nose, sneezing, and sore throat. But colds usually develop slowly, whereas the flu tends to come on suddenly. And although a cold can be a nuisance, you usually feel much worse with the flu. If you do come down with the flu, these measures may help ease your symptoms: 1. Drink plenty of liquids. Choose water, juice and warm soups to prevent dehydration. Drink enough so that your urine is clear or pale yellow. 2. Rest. Get more sleep to help your immune system f...
Natural Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis
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Natural Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis

Medical treatments for ulcerative colitis don't really cure the disease, but only suppress it. Corticosteroids are used to suppress the immune system and the inflammation in the colon. Remicade is used to suppress the immune system, which works wonders for patients, but makes them prone to opportunistic infections. You're essentially suppressing your body's defenses so that it's not attacking your colon as much – but that also means it's not defending your body as much either. There is hope! You guessed it – there are holistically healthy, natural remedies that have been shown to help alleviate and even reverse ulcerative colitis: Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM has been found to fully cure ulcerative colitis, but doctors caution you not to dive in fully without knowing the risks. ...
What are Health Benefits of Whole-Grain Diet
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What are Health Benefits of Whole-Grain Diet

Several studies have suggested health benefits of whole grains and high dietary fiber intake, including for glycemic control and insulin sensitivity. There has been controversy, however, about whether whole grains and fiber are beneficial for weight regulation, partially because there hasn’t been data from controlled metabolic studies. The new study, led by Dr. Phil Karl of the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine and Tufts University, provided food to participants for eight weeks and may help explain how whole grain consumption is beneficial for weight management. People who ate a diet with whole grains lost close to an extra 100 calories per day due to a combination of increased resting metabolic rate and greater fecal losses. This is compared to people who ate...
Herbal remedies: Could it be more Harm than Good?
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Herbal remedies: Could it be more Harm than Good?

When a new supplement comes out with big health claims, many will flock to it based on the “science” behind it. A new study has revealed that some of these supplements could be doing more harm than good. Herbal supplements are not put through the strict testing like many other medications, and some supplements have been found to contain harmful chemicals. Natural toxins, pesticides, and heavy metals. Medical experts are now urging the government to force independent testing to this supplements There have been reports of some people experiencing seizures, prolonged illness, and in some cases organ failure. All medications, including any herbal medicines or supplements, should be discussed with your doctor before taking to prevent any damaging side effects. Startsat60
Natural Remedies for Pediatric Ear Infections
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Natural Remedies for Pediatric Ear Infections

It’s not uncommon for a child to have an ear infection— more than 80 percent of children in the U.S. are diagnosed with ear infections by the time they’re 3 years old. Pediatric ear infections are also the most common condition that antibiotics are prescribed for in the U.S., according to studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association, but many parents are worried about giving their child antibiotics. Although your child might have frequent ear infections, antibiotics may not have to be the first line of defense. Here are eight natural remedies you can try: 1. Wait and watch The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that in low-risk kids, a wait-and-watch approach is a better choice than prescribing antibiotics right away. The guidelines, however, will vary depend...
The ketogenic diet: Is HIGH FAT plan more Effective in Weight Loss?
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The ketogenic diet: Is HIGH FAT plan more Effective in Weight Loss?

On a ketogenic diet, your entire body switches its fuel supply to run almost entirely on fat - insulin levels become very low and fat burning increases dramatically, and it then becomes easy to access your fat stores to burn them off. So what do you eat on a ketogenic diet? Avoid eating most carbohydrates - the fewer carbs the more effective. This means completely avoiding sweet sugary foods, plus starchy foods like bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes. So how do you know you’re in ketosis? It is possible to measure it by testing urine, blood or breath samples, but there are also some telltale symptoms which don’t require any testing. Look for a dry mouth and increased third, increased urination and ‘keto breath’ - this is due to a ketone body called acetone escaping via the b...