RSSArchive for October, 2011

Blood Glucose

Choosing a Blood Glucose Monitor for Regular Testing for Diabetes at Home

A person suffering from diabetes has trouble digesting glucose due to the insufficient production of insulin in the body. Diabetes could refer to any of the group of metabolic disorders in which people suffer from high blood sugar levels. Testing for diabetes and its different forms is done by blood tests which check for the […]

HIV

Living with HIV – What to Do After the Diagnosis

An HIV test will come up positive usually about 12 weeks after infection but in some cases it can take as long as 6 months for an HIV test to turn up positive. It used to be that a positive HIV diagnosis would sound a death knell for most people but we now know enough about the […]

acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome

How Does Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Affect the Human Body

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is more popularly known by its acronym AIDS. The disease affects the immune system of the body through the Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome Virus also known as HIV. This condition is the set of infections that the human body develops as its immune system weakens. Here is a partial list of the opportunistic […]

olestra

Olestra – What Is It and What Can It Mean for Health

Some time back Olestra was hailed as the dieter’s dream come true. This was a fat or a cooking that the body did not digest and passed on through the system and excreted it without absorbing it. Sounded wonderful, that you could finally consume those deep fried chicken nuggets and the potato crisps without guilt […]

Cardiovascular

6 Common Cardiovascular Disease Symptoms

The heart is a fairly important reason for our being alive and it is a good idea to know when it is signaling for help. This is where knowing common cardiovascular disease symptoms can come in handy. Here is a list of some common symptoms that can be caused by cardiovascular disorders. 1. Headache Of […]

Healthy Breakfast

Everything You Need to Know About Healthy Breakfast

People have a lot of different opinions about breakfast. Some call it the most important meal of the day while others decide to skip it outright. And then for those that even decide breakfast is important enough to eat, there are plenty of differing habits and opinions on the matter. The problem usually boils down […]

Vegan Diet1

The Pros and Cons of a Vegan Diet – Part 2

In our last post we looked what a vegan diet is and some of its benefits, such as protection against infection and disease, making earth friendly and ethical choices and so on. Yet there is a strong body of thought that is against the vegan diet, and many valid arguments that are made against vegan dietary […]

Cardiovascular

5 Common Cardiovascular Disorders

Cardiovascular disorders can be more commonly experienced than you thought possible. At times the person is not even aware that the mild pain or discomfort that he is experiencing is a form of one of the common cardiovascular disorders that plagues the general population. Given here is a list of five such common ailments and […]

Free Radicals

Free Radicals and the Food that Can Help You Fight Them

The problem of free radicals is very common in our days, because people are constantly faced with them. According to the experts these are reactive molecules messing with the basic machinery of the cells, and they can have a direct effect on the process of aging, not to mention that there are also certain kinds […]

Vegan Diet

The Pros and Cons of a Vegan Diet – Part 1

In recent times Vegan diets and lifestyles have made headlines often due to celebrity endorsements or others in the limelight practicing not only the diet but the way of life. What is veganism? The term is open to several interpretations: one interpretation of the term means “non-dairy vegetarian” or a diet that eschews not only […]