Friday, December 24, 2010

Placebo for Cardio Vascular Disease?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Placebo Works Even if Patients Know - Health Blog - CBS News

Is it possible that we can see "Placebo for Pain Relief", "Placebo for Respiratory diseases", or "Placebo for Cardio Vascular diseases"?

Comparing a group of people taking pills that are made of inert substances with the word "Placebo" printed on the bottle, to another group of people who were told to do nothing in a recent study of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, revealed that the placebo worked almost as the leading medication on the market.

Although the study was small and it is not clear what it would mean for other conditions, yet the most important question it raises is , isn't it better to add traditional herbs to the placebo and submit it to research?

Thursday, July 08, 2010

3 Mistakes when Buying a Diet Plan Online

Deciding to lose weight, and you search for a diet plan to buy online? Before going anywhere, read this article first.

Do not start searching before you define the goal of your diet. If you start searching blindly, you will be excited by will written messages, telling you that you will lose specified amount of pounds in the next, month, week, or 3 days! but what then?

You suffer the impact of your extra weight on your health and on your shape. You should know that gaining excess weight is a mark that your metabolism and your life style are on different tracks.

To prevent a wrong message that may penetrate your subconscious, you should avoid these mistakes:

1- Not recognizing the principles of weight loss

The classic view of calories is a bit changed now to consider source of calories rather than their number, in other words "not all calories are created equal". The balance of calories-in and calories-out is still applicable, but calories from food that builds muscles is different from calories
from food that help store fat.

The source of calories effect is obvious when the metabolism is changed, for example; in the growth stage the source of calories does not matter that much, since all the body activities are directed to building, but when growth has stoped, there is no gross building and any extra energy is stored as fat, and among the factors that facilitate this process are food types.

You have to change your eating habits to cope with your new metabolism pattern. To lose any excess deposited fat, you should change types of food you eat without restrictions of its amount.

2- Not Knowing how to maintain your optimal Weight

Be assured that any diet plan will shed pounds of your weight, the first days or weeks you use them. There are many ways to do that. Nevertheless, the problem which faces dieters is the maintenance of the acquired weight.

Most of the diet programs adopt strange ways to force your body to lose weight. They either starve your body, ban whole categories of food, introduce foreign materials that affect your metabolism, or put your body on an unsatisfying style of tasteless foods, or strenuous exercise, or both.

Your diet plan should let you eat your favorite way keeping you full and satisfied. It may discriminate some foods but should not restrict your whole life.

3- Not sneaking Your diet Plan

A diet designer should let you taste how his plan looks like. He should have been brought you something new as a new diet, and you should know what is this new diet about.

Testimonials are not enough because as said earlier, every diet plan will reduce weight for sometime. You should ensure that the concept will cause a permanent weight loss. An audio-visual support is better, but at least you should know something from inside the program.

If you want to know the exact principles of choosing diet program online you can visit The Diet Solution Basics

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Saturated Fats and Heart Diseases

Saturated fats in butter, meat, eggs, vegetable oils do not increase heart diseases as processed foods do. At least when they are heated they do not acquire trans fats. Statistics show that the increase in heart diseases is associated with use of processed foods and not saturated fats. It is the processing of fats and not their type that may predispose our hearts to disease.

The Diet Solution Program is a rocketing diet program that utilized this fact to recommend, that you include meals that contain saturated fats like butter, eggs, coconut oil, lean meat ....etc to lose weight.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cottonseed for Cancer

No, it is not the whole cottonseed, it is a purified derivative of its extract called Gossypol. When this compound was tested against human prostate cancer in mice, the cancer was completely wiped out.

Cancer cells express proteins to resist chemotherapy and radiation, so that it can prevent cell death (apoptosis). There are 6 varieties of these anti-apoptotic proteins and they are expressed differently in different cancers. Targeting the right one protein may not be enough to kill cancer cells, as they often express more than one and can select for an "escape" protein and continue to prosper.

The new compound inhibits all six anti-apoptotic proteins. Its broad spectrum activity could make current cancer treatment more effective by preparing malignant cells to die.

Read the details ...
Cancer: Trapping the escape artist

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Eating Nuts Associated with Improvements in Cholesterol Levels

Nuts are Alternative to Mediterranian Diet

Consuming more nuts appears to be associated with improvements in blood cholesterol levels.
According to the pooled analysis of 25 trials, participants who consumed an average of 67 grams (about 2.4 ounces) of nuts per day, were found to have an average 5.1 percent reduction in total cholesterol concentration, a 7.4 percent reduction in low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or "bad" cholesterol) and an 8.3 percent change in ratio of LDL cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein (HDL, or "good" cholesterol). In addition, triglyceride levels declined by 10.2 percent among individuals with high triglyceride levels (at least 150 milligrams per deciliter), although not among those with lower levels.

the lipid-lowering effects of nut consumption were greatest among subjects with high baseline LDL-C and with low body mass index and among those consuming Western diets.

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Eating nuts associated with improvements in cholesterol levels

Flaxseed and Ovarian Cancer Prognosis

Flaxseed-fed chickens shed light on ovarian cancer
It has been recently discovered that a diet enriched with flaxseed decreases severity of ovarian cancer and increases survival in hens.

Janice Bahr, a professor emerita in the U of I Department of Animal Sciences said "In hens fed flaxseed, we found that more tumors were confined to the ovary and they had less metastatic spread,".
She added "This is an important finding as the metastases that accompany late-stage ovarian cancer are the main cause of death from this disease. If the cancer is found at an early stage, when the tumor is still confined to the ovary, women have a much better prognosis and more treatment options."

2-year-old laying hens (hens that have ovulated as many times as a woman entering menopause) were submitted to the clinical trial, since "The chicken is the only animal that spontaneously develops ovarian cancer on the surface of the ovaries like humans" according to Professor Bahr.

It is thought that inflammation associated with continuous ovulation leaves ovarian surface epithelial cells susceptible to malignant transformation. The observation that egg-laying domestic hens frequently develop ovarian cancer supports this hypothesis.

According to Bahr, 25,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year and 15,000 die. The incidences of death in other cancers have dropped recently, but ovarian cancer death rates have remained the same.

Risks of Missuse of Potent Drugs

C. diff Infections, Fractures Linked to Acid Reflux Drugs
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) like Aciphex, Dexilant, Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec, and Protonix are  the most powerful class of antacid drugs.  The drugs do a great job of reducing stomach acids. PPIs are supposed to be used only for serious conditions, but often they are taken for simple heartburn, and doctors tend to overprescribe PPIs for hospitalized patients, they write 113,4 million prescriptions for the drugs. Two, Prevacid and Prilosec, are available without prescription.

Now Boston Medical Center researcher Amy Linsky, MD, and colleagues find that hospital patients treated for C. difficile infections (hard-to-cure bacteria that causes severe diarrhea) are 42% more likely to have their C. diff infection come back if they take PPIs (a 25.2% risk vs. an 18.5% risk). Another study found that the risk for patients taking PPIs is higher is higher than for those taking H2 Receptor Antagonists or no antacids.

Although the risk is not so great ( a little below 2 percent), but about 60% of U.S. hospital patients get antacids.

Other researchers found that there is a risk of developing fractures.

The benefits of PPIs may not justify their risks for many people, suggests Mitchell H. Katz, MD, of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.

Friday, April 23, 2010

My Story with Morning Sickness Cure

This is an interesting story of how gynecologists and I had attained a new unprecedented cure of an annoying disease, aka morning sickness.

In fact, we need to push the medical bodies to admit this treatment. You can participate by commenting on this hub :
My Story with Morning Sickness Cure

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Fat Burning Foods Explained

If you want to understand how fat burning foods work, apart from the vitamin C that dilutes the fat present in the body, the urine that is washed out and the diuretic effect on burning fat, and you want only investigated foods to burn fat, then read this hub ......

Fat Burning Foods Explained

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stop Underarm Sweating Forever

As simple as it is, it represents a complete solution to this annoying problem forever, it will reduce underarm sweating.

Taking magnesium-rich foods or magnesium supplements may greatly reduce excessive sweating, and combining topical and oral magnesium brings this problem to an end.

Read the details ....
Stop Underarm Sweating Forever

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Larabar Bars at Home

I continue to write about delicious foods as healthy tools. Larabar bars are extremely delicious, energy dense, and popular. I include the composition, the ingredients, and the health benefits of the ingredients of larabars, they are basically, dates, nuts, and fruits. You can learn how to make every variety of the bars, moreover you learn how to make your own choices. Read about larabar bars here ....
Larabar Bars at Home

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Suggested Use of Ice Cube Tray to Keep You Healthy

It is a new way to have your recommended 8 glasses of water and 25-30 grams of fiber every fay. Just use your neglected ice cube tray, or if you already use it diversify. It is a cheap, pleasant, and healthy way. Read the details...

Suggested Use of Ice Cube Tray to Keep You Healthy

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Argan Oil Best Description

Argan Oil Best Description

Moroccan argan oil is the precious asset of many Moroccan and cosmetic European companies. They make valuable skin, hair, and anti-wrinkle products using argan oil.

All what you like to know about argan oil is contained in this hub.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Other Benefits of Vegetable Carrier Oils

Vegetable oils can be used as carriers of other ingredients in beauty preparations of skin and hair. Thanks to their good content of unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and anti-oxidants, they impart an excellent effect on your skin.

Read the details to recognize which benefit every vegetable oil carries to your skin.

Other Benefits of Carrier Oils

Monday, February 08, 2010

Is Acne Laser Treatment The Solution? Not Necessarily

If you are a teenager and you've tried every thing to treat it and guard against the need for laser treatment, you should read this hub to know that it is not the perfect one for the problem, and to learn how to solve it by an early treatment you make at home.
Don't miss it!

Acne Laser Treatment Is Not The Perfect Solution ..Get One Today

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Neuropeptide Facial Cream .. A New Era?

In this article, you will find a review of neuropeptide cream not by 1, 2 or 3 but by 273 persons. It also includes a scientific analysis of use of Botox to erase face wrinkles, the mechanism, the hazards and safety.

If you would like to evaluate peptide cream and Botox injection to reduce wrinkles without purchasing, then this hub is for you.

Neuropeptide Facial Cream .. A New Era?

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