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Type 2 Diabetes - Is The Zone Diet A Good Choice For Diabetics?

Type 2 Diabetes - Is The Zone Diet A Good Choice For Diabetics?By Beverleigh H PiepersOne popular diet you may have heard about is the Zone diet. And you may have read many people have found good results; but is it ideal for those who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes? Let us take a closer look.What Is The Zone Diet? The zone diet is a very balanced diet plan that has you consuming...

1200 calories if you are female, and1500 calories if you are male.This diet also prescribes a macronutrient split of...

30% protein,30% dietary fat, and40% carbohydrates.As you can see the above split gives a very balanced approach. No foods are cut out or eliminated, and blood sugar levels should remain quite stable with energy levels maintained at an ideal level.The diet does allow most foods to be permitted in the plan. However, high sugar items are discouraged as are any processed foods. You want to stick with whole foods as much as possible.Benefits Of The Zone Diet. So what are the benefits of…

What You Should Know About the Use of Earplugs

What You Should Know About the Use of EarplugsBy Shalini MadhavEarplugs are usually promoted because they are said to prevent NIHL or noise-induced hearing loss and so as to protect against noise trauma. People use the earplugs at night as they sleep to avoid the loud snoring noises of a spouse or if they are hypersensitive to the noises at night. There are still others who use earplugs every time they fly. This shows some level of dedication to ears and it is something that can be admired greatly. However, it is important to be aware of the use and restrictions so as to have a positive impact on your health. You can protect your ears very effectively from any loud noises and limit your exposure to noise even in the workplace. There are different models available in the market. It is important to learn the dos and the don'ts of using them. Clean or discardIf you have to use them every day, it is very important that you clean them regularly or discard them depending on the model. T…

Introduction to Hormone Replacement Therapy

Introduction to Hormone Replacement TherapyBy Emmet K McMahanAn imbalance of hormones can cause a range of psychological and physiological symptoms. People generally produce fewer hormones as they age, and hormonal deficiencies may also result from environmental and nutritional factors. Restoring hormones to their proper balance often improves a person's health and overall happiness. Physicians achieve this goal with hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which supplements a person's natural supply of hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. Men and women may both receive HRT, although the specific benefits and effectiveness differ between the sexes.OverviewHRT may refer to any type of therapy in which the patient receives hormones as medical treatment. This includes supplements of naturally-occurring hormones as well as the substitution of similar hormones. HRT generally has three forms, including HRT for menopause, androgen replacement therapy and HRT for transgender people.T…

Spinal Bracing: A Treatment Option for Scoliosis in Children

Spinal Bracing: A Treatment Option for Scoliosis in ChildrenBy Sujish KandampullyWhen a child is diagnosed with scoliosis, parents mind get filled with visions of him or her wearing a spinal brace to cure the curve. Parents might start thinking about how long this brace has to be worn and how will their child react if it would stop the trajectory.So before, getting to that point, there are few things one should know about spinal bracing for scoliosis.Observation Recommended for ScoliosisAfter managing various tests and exams, the doctor will develop a treatment plan for the Childs' scoliosis. Usually, with a small curve, the first step is observation - giving the curve some time to see if it has any progress further.The child will be inspected every 3 - 4 months, and during that inspection, the doctor will order an X-ray if the curve seems to be increased. It is vital to minimise the number of X-rays taken (because of exposure to radiation), and in many other cases, one X-ray per …

6 Commonly Asked Scoliosis Questions Finally Answered

6 Commonly Asked Scoliosis Questions Finally AnsweredBy Sujish KandampullyScoliosis is nothing but the sideways curvature of the spine. It occurs mostly during the growth spurt just before puberty. Most cases are found to be mild with only a few symptoms. Some children develop spine distortion that gets worse as they grow. Worse scoliosis can be painful and disabling. Though this disease is self - diagnosable, it cannot be cured, and therefore treatment is not mandatory. But sometimes surgery or brace is needed, lab tests or imaging is always required. Since it is a chronic disease, it can last for years or may stay lifelong.Commonly Asked Questions (C.A.Q.)1. How does an individual discover that he or she has scoliosis?Scoliosis or curvature of the spine usually produces a cosmetic distortion. Visible asymmetries in the shape of the back and the observation that one hip or shoulder is higher than the other are the most general signs that someone has scoliosis. These asymmetries are m…

Do Yourself This Favor: Technology Cleanse

Do Yourself This Favor: Technology CleanseBy Aaron PhillipsNew disorders have been named to accommodate the growing number of people addicted to specific technologies; World of Warcraft and other video games, Facebook, Smartphones at dinner, Candy Crush, and more. Anyone remember the craze of the most addicting Facebook game of them all, Farmville?! Most Americans can say they would like to be less glued to their technology. Screen time has been known to cause sleep disturbance, and with work becoming more mobile, it becomes more and more invasive of our personal time. You can set boundaries, and a priming technology cleanse might be just what the doctor ordered to begin living in the real world and online with balance. Follow the following suggestions to have a successful technology cleanse. Outline Your CleanseWithout a plan, you plan to fail. Technology cleanses are probably one of the hardest cleanses to endure because it's not a physical challenge, but a mental one. Decide ho…

How Green Tea Affects People's Health and Weight Loss

How Green Tea Affects People's Health and Weight LossBy Alexandra ChuprynaToday, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, right over water. Millions of people drink tea, as it has many healthy benefices.And did you know that, except the healthy benefices, the tea is an effective ingredient of weight loss recipes too?Although there are three main varieties of tea, black, green and Oolong, we will focus on the green tea as one of the healthiest beverages that exist on our planet.How green tea can improve our health conditions or protect us against some diseases?In general, many studies and laboratory experiments were carried out to find out whether and how green tea can influence on our health`s improvement.The results are that the green tea can help us to treat atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, weight loss and other diseases.But let`s talk about the possibility of weight loss? Can this beverage really help us to lose weight?Green tea …

Weight Loss - Creating Your Personal Weight Loss Plan

Weight Loss - Creating Your Personal Weight Loss PlanBy Beverleigh H Piepers Has needing to lose weight been on your mind? If so, you are in the process of following a weight loss plan or not doing anything at all. There is no middle ground. If the latter applies to you, it pays to take a moment to consider why you are not making an effort to reach your goals. Is it because of a lack of guidance and instruction? Surely you want to lose weight; otherwise, you would not be thinking about it. Perhaps the need to lose weight is more significant than your desire to get lean. Often this is the case for many adults, who realize being overweight is more problematic than it initially seems.You may need some guidance. So let's talk about some tips for creating a weight loss program that will work for you. If you are already making an effort, the following might still be of use to you...1. Outline your objectives. First, you must outline your goals. Don't focus so much on the specifics. …

Botox Treatment To Stop Embarrassing Excessive Underarm Sweating

Botox Treatment To Stop Embarrassing Excessive Underarm SweatingBy Mags Whyler Everybody sweats, it's a normal, healthy way to regulate the body temperature in hot weather, and during times of exercise. When we get hot, we sweat, and when the sweat evaporates, it cools us off. Sweating is a normal response to nervousness and anxiety, because emotions can also affect the sweat glands.A few factors about why you sweat;Male and FemaleMen sweat the most, especially during rigorous exercising, and even though women have more sweat glands than men, they produce less sweat from each gland.Body MassBecause men are usually heavier and have more muscle mass, they tend to produce more heat than women do while exercising. So it seems that the higher a person's body mass index (BMI), the more they sweat.AlcoholAlcohol will increase your heart rate and dilate the blood vessels, making your skin look flushed. Too much alcohol consumption will raise your body temperature, causing you to sweat…

Have You Washed Your Hands?

Have You Washed Your Hands?By Pragun AhimaiTaking care of hand hygiene is the first step to stay healthy. It helps to avoid getting sick due to spreading germs. Hygiene and sanitation help us in developing good living habits. These habits are beneficial for our health. We need to keep our homes, our surroundings, our city clean. It all begins with personal hygiene.Self hygienePersonal hygiene is essential for good health. Washing your hands is the first step to it. Most of the infections make way in our body through our hands only. From morning till evening our hands come in contact with a lot of things. We touch doors, knobs, buttons, faucets, washroom, brush, cups, mugs, utensils, drawers, car, bike, currency notes, coins, items kept in racks of malls, cutlery, accelerator, stairs, public places and a lot of similar things. Just think how many things you touch in one whole day. We are exposed to a lot of infections, in-house as well as outside.Washing hands should be a continuous ha…

Why You Need To Pay Attention Towards Your Dentist

Why You Need To Pay Attention Towards Your DentistBy Jagat Kumar Rakesh We all are aware of our health problems and strive hard to maintain health at all costs. Be it hitting the gym early morning or doing yoga on the floor of your hall are all some small steps which get compounded towards our goal. But when we talk about our dental health, people are not much aware of the benefits of oral health nor pay much attention towards it.Dental health as a matter of fact is very essential for an overall wellbeing. A good oral health can be considered as a mirror to an overall health.One should definitely pay a visit to the dentist every six months. It is very important with respect to the dental health. People always see the smile of yours when they meet you. And when the teeth holding your smile have a compromised health will not have a good effect.Paying a visit to a dentist is always a good idea as he will not only do a thorough check up of your teeth but also will evaluate you on your ove…

Questions To Ask Your Dentist Before You Go For Dental Treatment

Questions To Ask Your Dentist Before You Go For Dental TreatmentBy Jagat Kumar Rakesh Every time we have a dental pain or swelling or any problem regarding our teeth and gums, we always look for a dentist who can treat us and help us get rid of our problems. But finding good dentists is in itself a big take of responsibility. It takes a lot of homework before you finalize on any one dentist and choose him for the rest of your family too. Let us see what those questions are which could be asked from a dentist before choosing him for the dental treatments.1. Ask for his qualification and experience. Many a times, the qualification a dentist possess is way too impressive but when it comes to experience in the work field, he is not very well versed with different types of cases and is not very well experienced. Also look for the dentist whose qualification matches your dental purpose. Dentistry has 8 branches overall. Among which 6 are clinical branches. You have to choose the dentist acc…

Tips For Better Dental Care

Tips For Better Dental CareBy Jagat Kumar RakeshWhat is the first thing you notice when you talk to someone?Answer is simple "smile", beautiful smile is something which we all desire. It embarks our personality, gives us confidence and helps in other fields as well, for e.g. job interviews, in get together parties etc.Though they are very important to us, but the unfortunate part is that nowadays people care less about their teeth and more about their comfort and this is the reason why today, majority of the people around the globe are suffering from various dental problems.According to the reports of World Health Organisation (WHO), almost 95% of the children and 100% of the adults are facing some form of dental diseases.Such is a scenario that one cannot find a single house, where at least one member of a family is not suffering from any oral diseases. Above all, tooth ache and cavities are no longer considered as a problem.This situation is really alarming and the large p…

How To Find A Cosmetic Surgeon For The Best Results

How To Find A Cosmetic Surgeon For The Best ResultsBy Pankaj Singhal It's a commonly known fact that cosmetic surgeries are widely used these days to make different types of changes to the body. Cosmetic surgical procedures are no longer a major deal and many individuals who have the required amount of money, consider cosmetic surgery just like any other medical treatment.With such a great amount of potential for restorative or plastic surgery in the market, the number of cosmetic specialists or surgeons has expanded greatly and now you have to do a lot of research to find the best specialist who can fulfil all your needs.Check out these important factors that will enable you to pick the best cosmetic surgeon for yourself.

Find A Previous Patient
You need to find a person or friend, who himself/herself have had the cosmetic surgery before. This is because he or she will be able to guide you with all the procedures and steps involved, and may also refer you to an experienced cosmetic…

Hair Transplant: What to Know

Hair Transplant: What to KnowBy Achal MehrotraAre you planning on getting your hair transplanted? If you answered yes, then this guide is written just for you. In this guide we have put light on some main questions that need crystal clear answers so you understand exactly what you are to expect from this transplant.Hair Transplant Explanation This surgery is a minimum outpatient invasive process that allows the patient to regain lost hair from new follicles transplanted in your head. This treatment involves a procedure where hair follicles from one side of your head (or other part of your body) known as donor site are removed and transplanted to the bald or recipient site. Who Can Opt for a Hair Transplant Any male or female who is experiencing baldness, traction alopecia, receding hairline, head trauma or male-pattern baldness can opt for this surgery and get permanent hair back once again. Men who are suffering from male pattern baldness, men or women who lost their hair due to fire…