Archive for August, 2013

diabetes

Food Categories to Avoid for Weight Loss

Obesity is now considered to be pandemic. Mexico now has the highest number of obese people in the world, followed by the U.S., where 35% of the population is now classified as obese. In China, there are now more overweight people than underweight people. Obesity is associated with serious health risks, mainly heart disease and

nutritional counselling

Thyroid Disease

The thyroid gland, located in the neck behind the trachea, is responsible for regulating metabolism, which affects mood, energy levels, and weight. Damage to the thyroid gland can cause thyroiditis (inflammation),  hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), and thyroid cancer. Factors that can cause damage to the thyroid gland are: -Radiation:  The thyroid is sensitive

shingles, neurological conditions

Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain is caused by damage to nerve endings in an amputated limb. It is a difficult and complex condition to treat. One of the common triggers is changes in barometric pressure. Conventional medical treatment consists of prescribing narcotics, such as Tylenol 3, Percocet, and morphine, to numb the pain. These drugs are damaging

diabetes

Why is high-fructose corn syrup so fattening?

Different Types of Sugar Sucrose, or table sugar, comes from sugar cane or sugar beets and is made up of glucose molecules. Fruit, on the other hand, contains the sugar fructose, which has a slightly different chemical structure than glucose. The main source of sugar used in processed foods today is high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS),

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