Published 3:37 pm, Friday, November 3, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Depressed? Drug-free treatments can make life enjoyable again 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - The cloud of depression darkens many lives, affecting 300 million people around the world, according to the World Health Organization. While antidepressant medication works for some depression sufferers, research is increasingly revealing what those suffering from depression have said for years: Medication is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. In fact, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reveals that a startling 4.5 million people in the U.S. who suffer from depression don’t benefit from prescription antidepressants. The good news is that research is uncovering new ways to treat depression without drugs and without invasive procedures, helping sufferers break free from the clutch of depression. Magnetic pulses to the brain … [Read more...] about Depressed? Drug-free treatments can make life enjoyable again
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iStock.com/oleksajewicz Using spices to freshen up meals may be as beneficial for your general health as it is for your taste buds. Originally used as additive flavorings, spices are growing in popularity worldwide as part of a natural treatment plan for diseases, infections, and disorders. Their healing ability is attributed to the antimicrobial properties of the plants they derive from. We will examine the many potential health benefits of spices in detail. Spices are made of the seeds, bark, stems, and roots of various plants and trees. They also are dried portions of fruits and vegetables. The chemical compounds in most spices allow for longer-term food storage without the use of artificial preservatives. Spices offer an array of flavorings, depending on the source of the plant. A bitter tasting spice can be created by using cloves, cumin seeds, bay leaves, horseradish, mace, and fenugreek seeds. Earthy smells and flavorings will come from geosmin compounds, which are abundant in … [Read more...] about Why Spices Are Good for You: The Health Benefits of Spices in Food
When someone is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and insulin treatment starts, their blood sugar can stay at near-normal levels, and their diabetes symptoms vanish. This near-normal blood sugar condition is achieved with decreasing amounts of insulin, and some people manage to come off insulin temporarily. This status quo is known as the honeymoon phase. In this article, we take a look at the honeymoon phase in diabetes, and how long it might last. We also examine how it affects blood sugar levels and diabetes management. The honeymoon period occurs in some people with type 1 diabetes right after their initial diagnosis and once insulin treatment is started. During this time, a person's diabetes may seem to go into remission or disappear. Type 1 diabetes is the result of an immune attack against the pancreas, which is the organ that produces insulin. When a person is first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, some of their insulin-producing cells still function. With these cells … [Read more...] about Honeymoon phase in diabetes: What you need to know
Eat well for a long and healthy life – that's a mantra that we're all familiar with, but what are the best foods to help us achieve that goal? In this article, we give you an overview of some of the most healthful and nutritious foods. Official figures indicate that, currently, the top three countries in the world with the highest life expectancy are the Principality of Monaco, Japan, and Singapore. These are places where the inhabitants experience a high quality of life, and an important element of that is eating healthful meals. Often, we find praise for "superfoods" in the media – foods so high in nutritional value that they are seen as dietary superheroes. Nutritionists reject the term "superfoods" as a buzzword that can influence people to place too high an expectation on a limited range of foods when, in reality, a balanced diet and healthful lifestyle require more effort than eating your five-a-day. Still, there are certain foods that are more nutritious than others, … [Read more...] about What are the best foods to fight aging?
Hepatitis C is a virus that affects the liver, causing inflammation and fibrosis. Sometimes called hep C or HCV, it is carried by the blood and other bodily fluids. Everything a person eats or drinks passes through the liver and is converted into energy or chemicals that allow the body to function normally. An untreated hepatitis C infection can damage the liver and lead to cirrhosis, or scarring. If hepatitis causes liver damage, a person may need to modify their diet. Hepatitis C that affects a person's diet will usually fall into one of the following categories: Interferon treatment: Side effects of this kind of treatment can include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and sore mouth and throat. Cirrhosis: People with cirrhosis often have a loss of appetite and energy. They can become poorly nourished and may need to limit salt in their diet. Other medical conditions: Other medical conditions alongside hepatitis C can mean a change in diet. These conditions include high blood … [Read more...] about What to eat if you have hepatitis C