Archive | June, 2010
Addison’s Disease (Adrenal Cortex Insufficiency)

Addison’s Disease (Adrenal Cortex Insufficiency)

This disease caused by the destruction of the adrenal cortex was first described in 1855 by Dr Thomas Addison, a British physician.The adjective term “Addisonian” explains features of this condition, and patients suffering Addison’s disease. Addison’s disease is a rare endocrine disorder that occurs when the when the adrenal glands do not produce enough amounts of [...]

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Acute Renal Failure (ARF) – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Acute Renal Failure (ARF) – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Acute renal failure (ARF) or acute kidney injury (AKI) is a situation in which the kidneys have suddenly stopped working. Kidneys filter the waste products from blood and it balances the water, salt and other minerals present in blood. So naturally what happens is, when the kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes starts [...]

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Multiple Myeloma – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Multiple Myeloma – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Multiple myeloma is a type of cancer. It is also referred to as MM, myeloma, plasma cell myeloma, or as Kahler’s disease. Multiple myeloma (MM) is basically a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow. Plasmas cell are a type of White Blood Cells (WBCs) which are a part of the immune system that [...]

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Challenging Your Abs with Hanging Pike Exercise

Challenging Your Abs with Hanging Pike Exercise

Hanging Pike exercise is a compound exercise for experts that target the abdominal muscles. Experts in fitness training like this exercise because it definitely targets the abdominals and helps build up your core.

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Want Increased Flexibility and Improved Muscle Tone? Try Yoga!

Want Increased Flexibility and Improved Muscle Tone? Try Yoga!

Yoga is not only a spiritual thing; it is also a terrific way to get in shape. Yoga improves muscle tone, flexibility, general body health and has many more benefits.

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Exercise and Body

Exercise and Body

A sedentary lifestyle is one of the ten leading causes of death and disability. You must exercise to keep fit. Ten minutes a day of stretching ending with 5 minutes spot jogging, 50 jumps (not for those with back problem) and a brisk 20 minutes walk is sufficient to keep the body supple and healthy. Take long strides and swing your arms when you walk. If necessary, use music to liven up your exercise workout and break out into a dance as you spot jog. You must involve yourself positively as you exercise; you must enjoy exercising.

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Facts on Oils

Facts on Oils

Vegetable oils do not contain cholesterol. In fact, they contain essential fatty acids (EFA) like the monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) that, when present in the right proportion, keep the low density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol transporter levels down and help to elevate the high density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol transporter levels. So, refining oil does not remove cholesterol as is widely believed.

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Benefits of Fruit and Nut

Benefits of Fruit and Nut

Fruits contain beta carotene, vitamin c, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Do not drink fruit juices, since we lose the valuable fiber that fruits contain. Without the fiber plenty of glucose will enter the body all at once. Almonds, pistachios and walnuts are low carbohydrate nuts and would make ideal presents on festive occasions, for their oils contain predominantly monounsaturated and omega 3 fatty acids that help to elevate the good cholesterol and lower the bad cholesterol.

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Benefits of Vegetables

Benefits of Vegetables

Vegetables are our natural food. Yet very few people are aware that vegetables contain carbohydrates. When asked what they contain, most people say that vegetables contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fibre but never carbohydrate! Recollect your first lesson in botany on photosynthesis when you learnt how sunlight is trapped by the chlorophyll in leaves to make carbohydrate and then consider what herbivores eat in nature.

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Vata Dosha

Vata Dosha

In the Ayurvedic tradition, dry, cool vata energy is associated with movement, be it thoughts passing through the mind or food through the digestive system. When vata puts its stamp on a person, she’s lean, fine-featured, often tall.

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Neck Pain Relief : Quick Fitness Fix

Neck Pain Relief : Quick Fitness Fix

Is bad office posture giving you a (literal) pain in the neck? Try these strengthening moves. In a recent small study, a group of Danish female office workers with chronic discomfort reported a 79 percent drop in shoulder and neck pain after ten weeks. Here is a quick fitness fix which gives relief from neck [...]

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