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Warning Signs You’re Not Getting Enough Protein

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Protein plays an important role in the body. It helps your body build and repair tissue, produce enzymes and hormones, and is a key building block for hair, nails, bones, blood, and cartilage. Unfortunately, many people suffer from protein deficiency without even knowing it. These 5 warning signs will help identify whether you or someone you know isn’t getting enough protein.

 

Easily Fatigued

People who lack protein intake will often get easily tired even with the simplest tasks like taking a brisk walk early in the morning or lifting some books. They will likely take more naps than they used to, and will often be less motivated to engage in activities.

 

Puffy Cheeks

Another warning sign that should send you running to the nearest sources of protein is puffy cheeks. It is a clear indicator of protein-carbohydrate imbalance, and results in inflamed salivary glands. Swelling can occur at any stage of the condition. In some cases, it can be characterized by sagging of the cheeks that form a moon shape.

 

Thinner Hair

Although genetics is the common factor to take blame, lack of good sources of protein in your dietary regimen can cause the rate of hair tinning to accelerate at a much faster pace. When your body doesn’t receive adequate protein benefits, it stops sending stored protein to nourish the nails and hair thus making the fibers weak and easy to fall out.

 

Dry Skin

A good reason to munch on those easy healthy snacks is to avoid dry, flaky skin caused by protein deficiency. Lack of this important nutrient causes the skin to weaken, dry out, and crack in rashes. Consequently, the weakened skin becomes more prone to sunburns and other conditions.

 

Slower Recovery

As mentioned earlier, protein helps repair muscle tissue. Lack of protein mix snacks in your diet causes a drastically slower recovery time. Workouts will be much harder to regularly keep up with and injuries take much longer to heal up.

 

Food Rich in Protein

 

White meat including chicken breast is a rich source of protein. Fish including salmon, trout, and cod are also good sources of protein and are packed with heart-healthy nutrients, specifically omega 3 fatty acids.

 

Those who have been diagnosed with protein deficiency or is quite confident that they lack protein should try to replace junk food with high protein snacks like nut mixes and protein bars.

 

Incorporating high protein snacks into your diet will give you more energy for daily activities and give you all the protein benefits while making the experience fun, exciting, and tasty.

Posted by delancooper - August 10, 2015 at 11:27 am

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Relief From Pain, The Online Way

Are you a victim of Pain? Does your knee joint hurt making it impossible for you to climb a flight of stairs? Does you back hurt from that recent fall? Are you recuperating from a surgery and find the pain unbearable? Have you been looking around for pain relief medication but yet to find any that will relieve you from that discomfort? Why don’t you try going onto the internet and searching for pain clinics that offer medical attention and deal with providing round the clock assistance to patients who suffer from chronic pain. You may argue that online clinic’s can never replace the benefits of a face-to-face doctor’s check up but with particular chronic conditions, online clinics are of great help in providing patients with medication thus ensuring that they stay pain free.

Click to treat your pain

Getting your treatment is simple as the advancement in technology has allowed the setting up of many online clinics that seek to help patients from the comfort of their home. What you need to do is get online and locate an online facility that you can make use of to get pain medication. Most online pain clinics will require the patient to fill up a few forms that will provide information on the patient’s medical condition, past and present, and other important information before making any medical suggestions. Once this is done, a panel of registered doctors will go through the information furnished and basis their judgement a medical prescription is made for the same. One such pain clinic that offers assistance to patients in European is accessed by going onto the following link rxexpress.co.uk/.

The Know-How

You may have questions as to how does an online pain clinic function. A team of registered doctors go over and review your medical condition based on the information you provided in the form. Having gone through this, the doctors then prescribe the patients medication. You are then given the option of buying the prescribed medication. Most online clinics accept cards so you can avail of the facility. One you purchase the medication you will need to wait for at least 24 hours before receiving the same, or the delivery time that is mentioned by the clinic. Read more…

Posted by - April 17, 2014 at 1:29 pm

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Deficiency Disorders of Thiamin

ID-100114838The deficiency of thiamin is not a common problem these days (which was prevalent in many areas of the world only a few decades ago) although it is still prevalent in many developing countries. Due to improved socioeconomic conditions in many parts of the world and diversification of diet has resulted in reduction of thiamin deficiency. But manifestations of minor degrees of thiamin deficiency are still seen in many areas during nutritional surveys, which are calf tenderness, absence of ankle and knee jerks etc. Deficiency of thiamin is seen among chronic alcoholics in Western countries.

Thiamin (vitamin B1) deficiency is more common among rice eating population, where highly polished rice is eaten. The most of the thiamin in rice is present in the outermost layer of rice, which is removed during milling of rice and large portion of the vitamin is also lost during cooking (because thiamin is water soluble vitamin and destroyed during heating).

Thiamin (vitamin B1) deficiency mainly causes two types of deficiency disorders beriberi and Wernick’s encephalopathy. Beriberi mainly occurs in three forms namely dry beriberi, wet beriberi and infantile beriberi.

Dry beriberi:

The manifestations of dry beriberi are mainly of nerve involvement like peripheral neuritis. Nutritional replacement of thiamin can solve the problem of peripheral neuritis. Read more…

Posted by - December 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm

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Diabetic? Eat High Fiber Diet

ID-100199088Diabetes is a metabolic disorder with problem of carbohydrate metabolism and utilization of insulin for metabolism of carbohydrate (especially glucose). Diabetes is a common medical disorder that can affect individuals of any age, although individuals of past middle age with obesity, sedentary lifestyle and a genetic predisposition are at greater risk of diabetes, in compare to common people.

Common form of diabetes in type 2 diabetes, which is also known as NIDDM (non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus). Diabetes can prevented by regular physical exercise and by eating healthy diet that is suitable for diabetics. Proper diet and regular physical exercise can also help in reducing blood glucose level and make available insulin better utilized. In type 2 diabetes genetic factors play an important role in causation of the disease (unlike IDDM or insulin dependent diabetes mellitus).

Diet is very important in proper management of diabetes and blood sugar. It is important to eat a diet that is rich in dietary fibers and manage diabetes optimally. Several studies have shown that diet and regular physical exercise plays an important role in causation of diabetes.

Diet rich in fiber contain fewer calories and fewer carbohydrates. Fewer calories help in reducing obesity and fewer carbohydrates help in controlling blood sugar. Hence, eating high fiber diet by diabetics has dual benefits in diabetes (hence high fiber diet is recommended), better control of blood sugar and body weight reduction, which itself is good for optimal diabetes management. Hence, for better management of diabetes, all diabetics should know about various foods that are high in fiber content and make sure to eat these foods as daily diet.  Read more…

Posted by - December 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm

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Breathe in the Fresh Air (Indoors)

ID-100154989The Great Outdoors – these simple words conjure up grand images of rolling green hills, deep blue lakes and vast azure skies. You can almost smell the fresh air! But what if you don’t live in the countryside? What if you live in a city or a suburb? If you do, you may feel as though you are missing out on that feeling of breathing in clean, fresh air. Well, if you do, then here is the perfect solution!

 

Bring the fresh air of the outdoors right into your home with a dehumidifier. Whether you live in an apartment block, a townhouse or even just a room in a boarding house, you can still experience the Great Outdoors with quiet, efficient and reliable solutions such as Dri-Eaz Dehumidifiers available today.

 

Open Up

One of the great things about a dehumidifier is that is creates a feeling of a much larger space, even in a small room. Sound unlikely? Well, dehumidifiers remove moisture from the air and leave it feeling clean and fresh making us think of soft breezes and wide-open spaces. This is especially handy if you have a small space with not much natural light or large windows for fresh air to filter through. Basement apartments and attic rooms in particular could benefit from the power of a dehumidifier. Read more…

Posted by - November 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm

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Wine and Barrett’s Esophagus

ID-10052469Barrett’s esophagus is a condition of esophagus in which condition the normal epithelial lining of the esophagus is replaced by abnormal cells generally due to reflux (known as chronic GERD or gastro-esophageal reflux disease) of the stomach contents (mainly gastric acid and bile) to the esophagus. Some patients with reflux of the stomach contents to the esophagus may develop ulcer and due to ulcer the esophagus may become narrow and rarely some patients may develop esophageal cancer.

Wine seems to reduce and protect from development of Barrett’s esophagus, so is higher educational status (although the reason is not clear but thought to be related to wine drinking and college degree). Studies in US (California) involving patients with diagnosed Barrett’s esophagus found that the patients with Barrett’s esophagus had a 30 fold to 125 fold increased risk of developing esophageal cancer when compared to the general population. Read more…

Posted by - September 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

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What are the Health Benefits of Tea

ID-10046439Tea has many health benefits and we all are aware of it. The enormous health benefits of tea can be best explained by a Chinese proverb “you can go without food for a week, but can not go without tea for a day”. Tea is a source of several healthy ingredients such as antioxidants, minerals and vitamins to name a few. Tea is only next to water for replacing fluid in our body, and water only replace the body fluid but tea can supply many nutrients along with replacing water for the body.

Some of the health benefits of tea are mentioned here and they are

  • Tea has anticancer properties and tea is credited with preventing certain cancers due to presence of large amounts of antioxidants in tea.
  • Tea can boost mental alertness and help to remain awake and very helpful for students, especially before exams. Tea helps in remaining calm as well as alert.
  • Tea has some anti diabetic properties and can postpone development of type II diabetes among susceptible individuals. Read more…

Posted by - June 24, 2013 at 11:58 am

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Travel During Pregnancy

Travel during pregnancy is a great concern for the pregnant woman. Before starting travel many important aspects should be considered. A woman’s medical history and itinerary, the quality of medical care at her destination, and her degree of flexibility should be the determining factors for travel during pregnancy. The safest part of pregnancy in which to travel can be done is between 18 and 24 weeks, when there is the least danger of spontaneous abortion and also premature labor, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Many obstetricians prefer that women should stay within a few hundred miles of home after the 28th week of pregnancy. But in general there is no danger in travel during pregnancy if the pregnant woman is healthy.

Travel should be avoided during pregnancy if there is a history of miscarriage, premature labor, incompetent cervix, or toxemia. Travel should also be avoided if there are general medical conditions like diabetes, heart failure, severe anemia, or a history of thrombo-embolic disease in pregnant woman. Pregnant women should not go to a place where there is excessive risk to the growing fetus as well as to the pregnant woman like those at high altitudes and those where live-virus vaccines are required or where multi drug-resistant malaria is endemic.

Pregnant women should be very cautious about traveler’s diarrhea during travel. Dehydration due to travelers’ diarrhea can lead to inadequate placental blood flow and lead to hypoxia and growth retardation to the fetus. The dehydration of traveler’s diarrhea should be promptly corrected by adequate fluid replacement.

Air travel is not risky to the healthy pregnant woman or to the fetus. The higher radiation levels reported at altitudes of more than 10,500 m (35,000 ft) during air travel also should pose no problem to the healthy pregnant traveler. Each airline has a policy regarding pregnancy and flying and it is best to check with the specific carrier when booking reservations. Domestic air travel is generally permitted till the 36th week of pregnancy, and international air travel is generally permitted till the 31st week of pregnancy.

There are no known risks for pregnant women for travel to high-altitude destinations and stay for short periods but there are no data of safety of pregnant women at altitudes of more than 4500 meter (15,000 ft).

Posted by - May 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm

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What’s a Protein Only Diet?

Proteins are the building blocks of life. All living things on the planet are made up of certain types of proteins. The proteins most commonly referred to are the animal proteins that are found in red meats, poultry, and fish. These proteins are what make up the muscles, the internal organs, and the skin of the animals that are raised as stock for human consumption.

Protein is a very important component in every person’s diet. Without it, human bodies would eventually cannibalize itself, eating the proteins that are need to generate and regenerate muscle, and repair and replace the proteins that make up our internal organs.

So, if proteins are so important can people exist on protein only diets? Diets high in protein are great for people who are body builders, strength trainers, are looking to tone their muscle, or are looking to lose weight, but protein only diets would be a little difficult to achieve.

Eating only protein would rob your body of what it needs. Animal proteins (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, duck, venison, and fish) also provide the necessary fats the body needs to burn for energy. Also, if you’re cutting out all carbs from your diet, you are denying your body the sugars it needs for immediate energy. Carbs are what make up the sugars and starches found in fruits and vegetables, and are found in grains which make the breads we need for dietary fiber.

Protein only diets should never be attempted. If you want to lose weight or gain muscle mass, you should consult a fitness trainer, nutritionist, or a general physician.

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Posted by - May 9, 2011 at 3:28 pm

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Cure for Smoking by Electric Cigarettes

If you are a smoker and want to quit smoking, you might be a frustrated person, because quitting smoking is easier said than done. Scientists have now found out the cause of the difficulty in quitting smoking. The main cause of difficulty in quitting smoking is that, smoking become a habit and part of your lifestyle (every smoker has his/her own style of smoking like the way a smoker hold the cigarettes and absentmindedly smoke and release the smoke are integrated into the lifestyle) and for this reason it is more difficult to quit smoking than to stop drinking, although drinking cause more physical dependency, whereas smoking cause psychological dependency.

But with electric cigarettes or electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes you can quit smoking more easily. Electric cigarettes are devoid of tobacco, tar, smoke, carbon monoxide, and other harmful and carcinogenic chemicals, which make them safe to smoke. Electric cigarettes produce a smoke (actually vapor mist) which look like real smoke although it is not real smoke. Electric cigarettes style and are a cheaper alternative to actual smoking of traditional tobacco cigarettes. As the main problem of quitting smoking is the psychological dependence on cigarettes, which becomes part of your lifestyle a smoker can stop smoking traditional tobacco cigarettes (full of health hazards) and start smoking e-cigarettes, which will be devoid of the ill effects on health and will provide the style and satisfaction of smoking also. For psychological satisfaction you can also get electronic cigarettes, the same size and color of your original brand of traditional tobacco cigarettes.

So if you are unable to quit your smoking habit, you can try to replace your smoking with electronic smoking, which will help you to maintain your lifestyle and at the same time you can get rid of harmful effects of traditional tobacco cigarettes. This may help you to quit even the electronic smoking also in the long run.

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Posted by - January 16, 2010 at 2:48 pm

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