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Strep Throat - A Common Disease Among Children

Written By Admin on Monday, September 29, 2014 | 8:11 PM

Strep throat (usually a more severe form of sore throat) is a very common disease, afflicting thousands of people during flu seasons. Although strep throat can be developed by anyone, at any time, the disease is most often seen in children, who tend to catch the disease in winter or spring. According to statistics, strep throat has the highest incidence in children and teenagers with ages between 5 and 15. Strep throat refers to throat infection with bacteria called Streptococcus pyogenes. The disease is generally manifested by reddish aspect of the throat, intense throat pain and discomfort, difficult swallowing, headache, fever, cold chills, pronounced fatigue and nausea. Although most cases of strep throat don't involve serious complications, sometimes the disease can lead to coronary damage, kidney affections or rheumatic fever.
Most of the time, strep throat is acquired by entering in contact with persons infected with the causative bacteria. The bacteria responsible for causing strep throat are highly contagious and they can be easily contracted by air, saliva or nasal secretions. Proper hygiene can substantially reduce the risks of infection with Streptococcus pyogenes and thus you should instruct your child to frequently wash his / her hands and avoid interacting with contaminated individuals during epidemics. In case you have become afflicted by strep throat, it is very important to properly wash eating utensils and dishes and to avoid sharing food or drinks with your child and other members of the family.
Strep throat usually requires paying a visit to the doctor's office. While home remedies may provide temporary relief for the symptoms of strep throat, the infection can only be overcome with proper medications. If the doctor confirms the presence of bacterial infection in the throat (by taking a sample of mucus from the throat and analyzing it in the laboratory) he will prescribe a course of antibiotics to deal with the infection. Common antibiotics used in the treatment of strep throat are penicillin V, erythromycin and clarithromycin.
Although most symptoms of strep throat will begin to ameliorate within the first few days of treatment, it is very important to complete the course of prescribed medications in order to fully eradicate the infection and to stop it from recurring. Strep throat doesn't require bed confinement, and patients are allowed to carry on with their regular activities over the entire duration of the treatment. After 2 or 3 days of treatment the disease loses its contagious character and patients can interact with other persons without the risk of transmitting the infection. However, it is still advisable to maintain proper hygiene and take other precautions until the disease is fully overcome in order to prevent contaminating other persons with the bacteria.By

Fat Burning Foods - Fat Burning Secrets

Written By Admin on Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 8:11 PM

When we eat or do physical exercise, the body produces a whole range of hormonal responses. So the foods we eat and the exercise (or lack of it !) will play a vital role in getting rid of that ugly fat. The most common hormones released are leptin, growth hormone and testosterone. The secret is to plan your diet and exercise around the cardinal principle of burning the fat while at the same time preserving the muscle mass.This article lists the foods and exercises which will help you to achieve a leaner body. There is a link to a fat burning program for those wishing to put their plan into action.
What Are The Fat Burning Foods?
Fat burning foods are a natural way to reduce the fat tissue in your body. Fat burning foods are those food items, generally natural plant foods, which burn more fat than the amount of calories they contain. Their positive effect is due to the fact that they contain cellulose, which is low in calories but burns a lot of fats, while the organism digests it. Fat burning foods are readily available and will definitely fit into your budget as well.
Fat burning foods and fat burning exercises are the ideal solution for individuals who are on a weight loss program. Fruits rich in vitamin C like limes, lemons, oranges, grapefruit and tangerines have fat burning properties. It you eat these fat burning foods and do some exercise, it will boost your metabolism and burn calories at a faster rate for several hours even after exercise. If you compare a dairy-rich versus a dairy-poor diet you can nearly double the rate of weight and fat loss with the same level of calorie restriction. This will help your body burning up the excessive stored fat. Generally most of these fruits contain Vitamin C as well, which also acts as a fat burner. Broccoli are delicious, while some of the other fat burning foods, for instance onion, are hardly the dessert of your dreams. But the good news is that the lack of energy that your body feels when you eat fat burning foods is compensated by energy obtained from your fat reserves, which otherwise will stay untouched for years. In this relation, it is a very big mistake to keep to fat burning foods for a couple of days and then rush for steaks and pizzas.
Some of the other fat burning foods are asparagus, beet root, cabbage, beet, zucchini, spinach, garlic, artichokes, tomatoes, carrot, apple, blueberries, and watermelon. You might think that eating bulk quantities of fat burning foods is the magic wand for becoming pin thin but actually it is not that easy because you will hardly be able to eat daily 5 kgs of broccoli, for example. Of course, all the ten servings should be fat burning foods. If you add exercise to your eating burning foods, you will achieve even better results because exercise will speed up your metabolism additionally. There are more than 100 foods that are fat burners among the stronger fat burning foods. Also, there are synthetic fat burners, so if you are not fond of chewing vegs all day, you can have some pills as a substitute, though there is no doubt that taking fat burning foods the natural way is the best approach.
What Is The Role Of Exercise?
Regardless, you should be doing a mix of both aerobic(fat-burning) exercises like jogging or interval training, and anaerobic (muscle-building)exercises like resistance or weight training.
Fat Burning Secrets
Foods that burn more calories than the amount of calories contained in the food itself are known as fat burning foods. They are all foods which burn fat faster than the amount of calories they contain. They are all-natural, low in calories, and with a high nutrient value, it has them being an excellent selection for a fat burning food. Most fruits are low in calories, carbs, and high in fibre that makes them a fantastic choice for developing a lean and toned body.By

Benefits of Bitter Gourd

Written By Admin on Saturday, September 27, 2014 | 9:39 PM

Bitter Gourd looks ugly but its benefits makes it beautiful gift of nature. It plays important role in diabetic control, improving defense mechanism and keeping our digestive system healthy.
1: Healthy Stomach:
Bitter gourd has such anti parasitic compounds which are very helpful in treating number of parasitic infections. It is also used for treatment of various stomach and intestinal disorders including gastrointestinal upset, ulcers, colitis, constipation, and intestinal worms.
2: Fight Against Infections:
It not only helps to kill malarial parasites, but it also deactivates certain viruses which cause infections such as chickenpox, measles, herpes, and even HIV.
3: Helps to Fight Against Cancer:
Bitter melon also contains Vitamin-C which plays important role in eliminating free radicals which are the main cause of malignant or cancerous cells formation.
4: Healthy Blood Cells:
Bitter gourd also have two compounds named a-eleostearic acid and the 15, 16-dihydroxy-a-eleostearic acid which help us in producing healthy red blood cells and it also balances the amount of white blood cells in our body. It keeps the blood pressure normal. Therefore eating bitter gourd can help us to fight against blood diseases like anemia and leukemia.
5: Helps to Control Diabetes:
Bitter melon has the ability to increase the insulin sensitivity in our body. The Charantin compound of this fruit keeps the blood glucose level down. Some studies show that bitter melon fruit, it's juice, & extract improves glucose tolerance, reduces blood sugar levels and lowers HbA1c (a measure of blood sugar control over time) in people with type 2 diabetes. But it is recommended that diabetic patient must consult their doctor before using bitter gourd to avoid any chances of hypoglycemic condition.
6: Cure Respiratory Disorders:
Fresh pods of bitter gourd are found very helpful in treating asthma, cough, cold, bronchitis and other respiratory tract infections.
7: Keeps Your Liver Healthy:
Bitter melon juice although do not heal liver problems but it improves its function by flushing out its toxins and in this way it regenerate liver cells.
8: Skin Care:
Consuming Bitter Melon is also good for your skin.
  • It removes acne & blemishes and protect from deep skin infections.
  • It treats blood disorders like blood boils, scabies, itching, psoriasis, ring-worm and other fungal diseases.
  • By removing free radicals it helps to slow down skin aging process.
  • It removes toxins and keeps your skin clean and healthy and make it glow.
9: Cure Constipation:
Bitter melon's fiber content improves digestion and helps to get rid of constipation.
10: Kidney Care:
Bitter melon helps to maintain healthy kidney and bladder by flushing out toxins. It is also useful in curing kidney stones.
11: Healthy Heart
Bitter melon is good for our heart in many ways as,
  • It keeps cholesterol level low and prevents heart vessels from blocking.
  • Reduce the chances of heart attacks.
  • It lower blood sugar level that's why help in maintaining good heart health.
12: Helps to Lose Weight:
Bitter Melon helps in losing weight.
  • Its antioxidants help to improve body metabolism specially digestive system.
  • It gives more nutrients than calories.
  • Its pod contains 80-85% water, and water is hunger suppressor and act as filling component.
13: Helps in Healing Wounds
Bitter gourd helps in;
  • Controlling blood flow,
  • It causes wounds to heal faster &
  • It prevents further infections.
14: Healthy Hair
Bitter gourd juice can be beneficial for your hair in the following ways:
  • It increases hair shine.
  • It reduces dandruff.
  • It improve split ends.
  • It keeps your scalp healthy.
  • It decreases itchiness.
  • It reduces hair fall.
  • It increases softness of your hair.
  • It treats premature grey hair.
15: Healthy Eyes:
The high beta-carotene and other component of bitter gourd make it one of the finest fruit that helps to alleviate eye problems and improving eyesight.
16: Treatment of Alcoholism:
Bitter gourd can be used as an antidote for alcohol intoxication.By

Thyroid Cysts May Be A Sign Of Thyroid Cancer

Written By Admin on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | 8:07 PM

There are many different things that can go wrong with the brownish-red gland called the thyroid. The problem I am going to focus on are thyroid cysts.
A butterfly shaped gland, part of the endocrine system, the thyroid gland is known as the "master gland of the body. It is located at the base of the throat below the area of the Adam's apple. This gland,weighing less than an ounce, produces the hormones that are responsible for many functions such as the metabolic rate of the body, weight control and growth.
What is a thyroid cyst? It is a fluid filled sac that has grown on the gland. Resembling a filled water balloon, the cyst is usually small and does not cause any problems. Normally the cyst does not interfere with the hormone producing function of the thyroid. The cyst may grow very slowly or develop very quickly.
The two types of thyroid cysts are cystic. entirely filled with fluid, and complex, composed of both fluids and solids. Usually harmless, the cysts may persist for years and never cause any health problems. They can shrink away on their own. There are occasions though when problems do arise such as bleeding into the cyst causing it to enlarge. If this happens there may be pain, difficulty breathing and even an increase in your heart beats.
The majority of people that have thyroid cysts do not know until the lump is discovered by a physician during an examination of the neck. This is so because having a cyst on the thyroid does not present symptoms if they are that small. Cysts that larger may not present any health issues but will be more noticeable and can be more easily felt. They can become large enough to press against the windpipe or the vocal chords. On occasion a large cyst may interfere with thyroid hormone production causing the body to become either hyperthyroidism, overproduction, or hypothyroidism, under production of the hormones.
Thyroid cysts are rarely malignant. Their content is usually normal body fluids. The major symptom of a cancerous cyst is that it feels hard and tends to grow large quickly. When such a case arises, the physician may want to do a biopsy procedure called a fine needle aspiration. The procedure for a FNA is the insertion of a very fine needle into the cyst to extract a sample of the contents. Other procedures that may be used to check out the cyst are ultrasound, CT scan or radioactive iodine scan. These tests will give different results to help the physician make the diagnosis and treatment plan.
Most of the time there is no treatment plan need for thyroid cysts especially if they are small. Your physician will want to do follow-ups on a regular basis by taking blood tests to make sure that it is not causing any function problems for the thyroid gland. The size of the growth will also be monitored.
The cyst may be aspirated to drain it and that may be the end of it. If it continues to fill and is "suspicious", surgery may be the next step.
Having a cyst develop on your thyroid gland does not mean that you have thyroid cancer but it is well worth the time to have it checked out. Having my cyst removed after being aspirated three times lead to the discovery of papillary thyroid cancer in my thyroid gland and several lymph nodes.

20 Best Cancer Fighting Foods

Written By Admin on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 | 9:10 PM

Cancer can be cured with a nutritious diet of anti-oxidant foods and nutrients.There are so many foods that fight cancer. The following are some of the best ones.
  1. Beans: Beans have saponins in them, which make slow division of cancer cells. Soy beans have phytoastrogens in addition to saponins, which is good for preventing breast and prostate cancer.

  2. Berries: Berries have antioxidants and flavonoids which are anti cancer agents.

  3. Red grapes: Red grapes use bio flavonoids to counter the cancer causing agents. These grapes also shut off the valve that release tumorcausing enzymes.

  4. Green leafy vegetables: They have folic acid and fiber and are found to decrease Uro-digestive cancers such as mouth cancer, stomach cancer and colon cancer.

  5. Cruciferous vegetables (Broccoli, cauliflower): This type of vegetables induce enzymes that can fight cancer causing chemicals that are in your food. Indole 3- carbinol in Broccoli attracts the cancer causing estrogen and converts it to a more productive estrogen. Sulforaphane in Broccoli helps to fight colon and rectal cancer.

  6. Carrots and Sweet Potatoes: Beta carotene in these vegetables act as a super weapon against all types of cancer like breast, lung, mouth, stomach and prostate.

  7. Tomatoes: Tomatoes have lycopene and prevent mainly prostate cancer along with other cancers. Cooked tomatoes have more lycopene compared to raw ones.

  8. Avocados: Avocados have glutathione in them which are good for scavenging free radicals that damage the cell. They also have the ability to destroy viral hepatitis, which is leading cause of viral cancer.

  9. Green tea: Green tea has ECGC, a chemical that turns on cancer fighting genes.

  10. Spices: Spices such as turmeric, garlic, ginger, cayenne pepper, cinnamon have anti cancer effects.

  11. Chili peppers and Jalapeños: Compounds in chilies and Jalapenos are deadly for cancer causing agents.

  12. Garlic: Sulfides in garlic supercharge immune system causing them to fight against cancer cells.

  13. Figs: Benzaldehyde in figs can shrink the tumor size if it goes out of control.

  14. Whole grain: Whole grains such as wheat, oats are high in antioxidants and fiber and have anti cancer properties.

  15. Flax seeds: Lignans, a type of phytoastrogen found in flax seeds binds with the estrogen hormone and prevent breast cancer in women.

  16. Mushrooms: Long chain polysaccharides known as beta-glucans are one of the best immune enhancing substances. They also have very powerful anti-tumor properties

  17. Grape fruit: Grape fruit cleans up the mess left behind by carcinogens. It also fight the development of breast cancer.

  18. Nuts: Nuts in general are crazy about cancer suppression. The Brazil nut has added super power of Selenium, which can fight prostate cancer.

  19. Lemons and Oranges: These two fruits stimulate lymphocytes, a type of cells that fight cancer cells.

  20. Yoghurt: Acidophilus bacteria found in yoghurt have been shown to have anti-cancer properties. They prevent the formation of carcinogens from bile acids. Animals studies have shown slower tumor growth when fed with yoghurt containing live bacterial cultures. 

Relieve Your Asthma With Cod Liver Oil

Written By Admin on Monday, September 22, 2014 | 8:27 PM

It's been shown that there is an association between cod liver oil and asthma. A lack of omega-3 fatty acids in the diet is believed by many experts to be one of the causes of asthma. Babies who were bottle fed and children who don't eat a sufficiently nutritional diet appear to be at higher risk for this ailment.
Research has found that cod liver oil is a rich source of vitamins and omega-3. Among its many benefits are the prevention of dry skin, relief for arthritis sufferers, and improved heart health. And now it seems to hold the promise of curtailing asthma symptoms.
It seems that asthma attacks can be treated by including an adequate amount of essential fatty acids in the diet, particularly the omega-3 fatty acids found in this form of fish oil. Researchers report that omega-6 is the most widely consumed of the fatty acids, whereas omega-3 is the least consumed.
Asthma is an inflammatory disorder and we know that omega-3 fatty acids help to relieve such medical conditions. So it seems logical to suppose that cod liver oil can be a useful option for treating this disease.
It's been revealed in studies that children are more liable to develop asthma when they don't eat enough foods containing Vitamins C, E, and B12, as well as zinc, selenium, magnesium and beta-carotene. A first step in treating asthma should be to include these important nutrients in the diet, supplemented by cod liver oil.
Since it's difficult to get enough omega-3 fatty acids through diet alone, supplementing your food intake with fish oil will help to maintain sufficient levels of the vitamins and fatty acids that are found in this nutritional product.
Anecdotal evidence shows that one individual experiencing an asthma attack took the product and the symptoms stopped. After some time, she stopped using the oil, and the wheezing started up again. It seems, then, that it can help to eliminate asthma attacks.
The first thing you need to do if you suspect that you or your child has asthma is to visit your doctor. He or she can tell you if cod liver oil is right for you, particularly if you already have a medical condition or are taking medication which might interfere with the oil. Based on the research, it appears that it can offer some relief to those who suffer from asthma, and could be an effective supplemental treatment.
Asthma is a serious medical condition that affects countless numbers of people worldwide. Children are particularly vulnerable to this health problem.By  

How to Lose Back Fat Fast and Simple

Written By Admin on Friday, September 19, 2014 | 9:36 AM

What exactly is back fat
Back fat is something you definitely need to lose one way or another. It's that fat which makes your shirts look awkward on you from behind. This stubborn back fat shakes while you walk giving people the impression of how careless you seem about your health. It is one of the many things that could bring down your self-steam and confidence.
As human nature implies, we all love ourselves and do not wish to have things like back fat bugging us whenever we look at the mirror or try a new shirt. Thus, we desperately look for ways to lose it. We search fitness shops, health websites, E-books and CD sets. Did we find what we are looking for? We might, but The end result is that we still walk holding that fat on our backs. More on that in a minute.
Why do we have to lose back fat specifically
We all know that losing fat from the body as a whole is important. But your back fat is the most scary type. You need a healthy back for a stand-tall walk, for a good looking shape, for a sleep order, for satisfying your marriage physical needs - did i rephrase this one in a relevant and polite way? - and if your work needs lifting any sort of weight, then you are definitely need to be reading this and implying it or you will crash eventually. In one sentence, if you do not have a fat-free back, you are simply too weak to realize how weak you are.
how to lose back fat quickly with no holy grail techniques
Many people having the back fat problem search for an easy way to lose it. Actually, there is. But let's first talk about one thing before you decide whether to follow my method or not. Because what i am going to tell you in the next few paragraphs is exactly what happens to the unwary reader looking for a solution to their back fat dilemma. Let me tell you a story.
"Same fat by the easy way out"
Our character is John. He is a guy that has lots of back fat which he can't get rid of. He opens his browser, types in the search box: "how to lose back fat fast" and gets tons of results. He chooses the most compelling titles. He starts with a site that promises you that if you buy this E-book, you will lose back fat in a week. He buys the book, he reads it. After he finishes reading, the book ends up in the deep caves of his hard drive. And the back fat is till there. Sounds familiar?
Why did John lost his money and gained nothing from a long book? The answer is simply because either he was too lazy to do what the book suggested in order to lose back fat, or the book did not provide any so-called "quick ways to lose back fat" at all. Either ways, people like me would expect that to happen to John just because he wants it fast. The books is over-estimating the speed of success and John can not find it as fast to be done as assumed by the book author. The book and John are not for each other.
John moves on to the next search. He finds a website offering CD packages that will make anyone lose back fat in 1 week. John thinks for a while then he decides: "Why not try?" And he buys the CD package. John watches the videos, John finishes them. And ends up doing nothing. Why? because John have realized that the video material is all about exercises. "This is not what i signed up for" John complains. What happens to the CD sets then? Yes, you guessed it, they end up where the E-book were sent. And like the first scenario he did not lose any back fat.
John decides that he had enough of purchasing. So he searches for some free tips on the web teaching about his target: how to lose back fat "fast". He still believes in the "fast" theory. So he reads loads of health and fitness related sites and there comes the shocking fact. Most of the websites he visits turn out to be selling something related to the fat loss industry. What a waste of time that was! End of story.
Dear surfers, the harsh fact is, while you are looking for a real way to lose back fat, the fat loss is an online business. Authors and publishers make a living off of desperate guys like John. I shouldn't be saying this but, there is nothing you will buy will make you lose back fat in a week. Not supplements, not vitamins, not some super ingredient and definitely not E-books or CD packages.
Let me tell you why. And the only way i can tell you the reason is by telling you how the human body works. The human body is an amazing and complex thing. It accumulates either muscle, fat or both in different rates depending on your rate of metabolism. Bodies with high metabolism tend to burn fat fast and they won't even be reading this article right now. Bodies with low metabolism is meant to burn calories slow and that might keep some excessive fat in their bodies.
By that, it becomes obvious that the only way to lose back fat or any body part fat is by increasing our metabolism. And the fastest way to increase your metabolism is by something that everyone in our world has heard of. It's called push-ups. Now before you hate me just listen to this. Have you ever saw a lady doing push-ups? If you did, have you ever saw a lady doing it to lose her back fat and observed whether she successfully did or not? I did.
The male body reacts to push-ups more than a woman body does. Women gain muscle slower than men. And when they do, they do not easily turn that muscle into shaped muscle. They just easily look attractive to us men. Which is fine by them. My experience lies into two persons: Myself and a female colleague.
We both had the same issue, we wanted to lose that stubborn back fat but we were desperate. Instead of searching the web for the answer to this problem, i started working out. Every practice that i tried, i couldn't keep up with. Except for the push-ups. In a nutshell, i spent four weeks doing them and now i have no back fat at all. Actually by now i wouldn't in a million years i would have become an athlete. But here i am. My colleague was smart enough to follow. So she did it as well but i was suspicious that she might take a lot longer to sustain good shape. To my surprise she not only lost her back fat in less than 6 weeks, but she also seemed to have a change of the whole body shape. You know what i mean, she became hot!
Look, by offering you push-ups is by all senses of logic like offering you the holy grail. Here is why:
- It is free.
- It only takes 30 minutes a day. You will do 10 push-ups every 5-7 minutes four times. Meaning 40 push-ups a day. If 10 is so hard for you, do not panic just do the best count that you can four times a day till you achieve the 10 counts. And guess what, you eventually will be able to do more than that.
- It is the ultimate enemy of fat, especially the back fat. Why? because you have to lift your body with arms, chest and upper back muscle. If you do not have any muscle in those areas, It builds them for you and takes away their fat! Your lower back gets stretched hard as you lift so it maintains shape and burns this unwanted lower back fat as well.
- It might seems hard in your first week only. But in the weeks to come it becomes not only easy but also a habit. Yes, you heard me, you will be addicted to it. You will not find a healthy addiction like that.
- It provides strength to your arms, legs, back, chest and lower neck.
- Works like charm for anybody in this universe. A man, a woman, a child, a teenager, an old man. Makes fat people lose fat and gives thin people enough muscle to gain back some weight and look good. Beat these advantages with your super ingredient or E-book if you can. But i know you can not.
What to eat with this easy system
- Start your first week with five eggs daily. 3 in the morning and 2 in the evening. The eggs role is to make sure the fat you lose off your back is replaced with muscle to ensure increasing your metabolism. More muscle equals more metabolism. You will also maintain good shape for your back while removing the back fat at the same time.
- The next 3 weeks, eat 4 eggs a day. 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening for the rest of the month.
- The fourth week will only need 2 eggs in the morning and 1 in the evening.
- Eat carbohydrates if you will but do not eat more than the proteins (eggs) you eat. Best results will be if you eat carbohydrates right before and right after the push-ups. Do not worry about it, push-ups will direct those to building your muscle and increasing your blood supply.
- drink enough water whenever you can. Practicing needs water. Muscles being built need water.
Now this thing is for men and women. I want someone to look me in the eye and tell me it does not work. It works folks. I will not tell you to try it or give you some motivation to do it. It's just sad when the solution to your ultimate fears is before your eyes and you pass it. So there you are. I just showed you how to lose back fat, please do it.By