Tag: GI

Panic Disorder and Gastrointestinal Issues

Panic Disorder and Gastrointestinal Issues

Are you aware that panic disorder may be brought about by excessive release of cholecystokinin into the small intestine? What is cholecystokinin anyway? Based on observations, it has been proposed that abnormal bile flow may bring about panic disorder. This was based on endoscopy and observations of stomach and esophagus pH levels. To undersantd this, [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Glycemic Index Food List

Glycemic Index Food List

Glycemic index of a food is the impact it would have on your blood sugar levels upon digestion. Glucose has the highest glycemic index of 100. Eating foods with a glycemic index of less than 55 may lower your risk of diabetes. Fruits Fruits are an essential part of any diet, and an important part [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Lactobacillus Acidophilus Can Be Found In Numerous Products

Lactobacillus Acidophilus Can Be Found In Numerous Products

Lactobacillus acidophilus is the most commonly known species of the genus Lactobacillus, and can be used as a living organism or a probiotic. When it comes to the fermentation of various foods like fruits, vegetables and dairy products, lactobacillus acidophilus and many other lactic acid bacteria are necessary for the process. After all, fermentation takes [...]

November 12, 2012 More
The Many Benefits of Psyllium Husk

The Many Benefits of Psyllium Husk

Many of us require more fiber in our diet, but the question is: How? If you don’t get enough fruits, vegetables and whole grains or perhaps you are on a special diet such as the Atkins diet, what can you do? Psyllium comes highly recommended by medical practitioners, nutritionist and consumers. Psyllium comes in pill [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Warning Signs Relating To Your Gall Bladder

Warning Signs Relating To Your Gall Bladder

There are many disorders connected to toxic elements appearing in the population which are not reported as they show as common illnesses and little effort is put into finding a cause. A person may be affected by all sorts of outside toxins, e.g. industrial and household chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals such as arsenic, lead [...]

November 12, 2012 More
How lifestyle can affect your hair loss

How lifestyle can affect your hair loss

There are many factors associated with hair loss, not just the genetics of family, other issues like smoking, drinking, stress and exposure to the sun affected hair loss, although it appeared that genes were the main factor in men going bald. New studies of identical male and female twins suggest that although lifestyle factors do [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Low carb diets may improve acne

Low carb diets may improve acne

Recent results from studies on acne, although receiving mixed results, show that low carb diets may help to improve the condition. Alan R Shalita, MD, Teaching Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York says “theoretically people with acne may have hyperinsulinemia and foods that are low in [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common medical problems that cause women to seek medical attention. In most cases Urinary Tract Infections are a nuisance; a medical problem that produces uncomfortable symptoms that appropriate outpatient treatment can quickly alleviate. While usually a benign condition, Urinary Tract Infections do have the potential to [...]

September 29, 2011 More
Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis in the United States, affecting 15.8 million Americans. More than 15% of women over the age of 80 have symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee. Osteoarthritis is a leading cause of disability and thus has a significant economic impact. Although there is no cure [...]

September 20, 2011 More
Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is an important component of bones and teeth. The calcium in bone is constantly removed and replaced, so getting enough calcium is important to maintain strong bones. Calcium is absorbed in the stomach and small bowel, but only about 25% of ingested calcium is absorbed. About half of all adults do not get the [...]

August 3, 2011 More