Diabetes or diabetes mellitus is a disorder that is characterized by elevation of glucose levels in blood. The carbohydrates that we consume get converted in to glucose, and hormone insulin secreted by pancreas breaks down the glucose, makes it enter body cells and release energy for day to day activities. Faulty metabolism occurs when glucose imbalance occurs in blood. The glucose imbalance occurs either when inadequate insulin is produced by pancreas, … full story
In Chinese Medicine, diabetes is considered to be a condition of disharmony in the body called Wasting and Thirsting Syndrome. Diabetics can often experience symptoms of severe thirst and hunger while losing weight. The ancient Chinese noticed these tendencies, and identified the condition according to its external symptoms, in spite of the fact that they could not determine a person’s blood sugar levels at the time. There are many Chinese herbs … full story
Is an easy workout a bad thing?
I found myself asking the same question to David Jack as I prepared to return to the gym after my hiatus. After all, I’m used to the muscle-aching workouts created by masterminds like Alwyn Cosgrove, Todd Durkin, and Martin Rooney, or the insane “new cardio” that is Cardio Strength Training (thanks Dos). I enjoy days at the gym that feel like a workout, but I also like moving and functioning in my every day life. … full story
I’ve learned a lot of great tips that have improved how I train, eat, and recover. But the best tip I received recently came from Todd Durkin, owner of Fitness Quest 10. Durkin specializes in training professional athletes, so he knows a little bit about optimum performance. And during a recent trip to San Diego, he spotted a flaw in my current routine. It had nothing to do with reps, sets, or overall load. My problem was in my recovery. Too much … full story
Some outpatient facilities may have more lapses in infection control than you’d think: According to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association, about two-thirds of ambulatory surgical centers have at least one problem with infection control.
Ambulatory surgical centers are facilities that provide surgery to patients who don’t need to be hospitalized or stay overnight.
“It’s a disappointing number,” says lead study author Melissa … full story
If you think that cranking your music won’t cause hearing problems until years down the road, you might want to keep reading.
Turns out, listening to MP3 players can cause immediate temporary changes in your hearing sensitivity, according to a new study in the Archives of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery.
Occupational noise exposure has been linked with hearing loss, so the impact of recreational noises (like noisy sports or activities) might … full story
Have you been angry? Good for you if you have not experienced such state. Anger is unpredictable, it could blow out its ferocity little at a time or just ones with a big blow.
Anger is common among people who live through less ideal home life. Dealing with it that has develop over a lifetime of pain and frustration is like trying to hold the lid of pressure cooker. The longer such enduring anger linger,the more the chance that it will overflow into … full story
How was your sleep last night? I have heard that sleep number bed gives more comfort than the usual bed we use at home thus, producing a good night sleep. Good night sleep is as important as good nutrition and exercise to attain wellness. Sleep helps our body establish regular bio-rhythms that could lessen cancer risk and normalizes hormone metabolism.
Did you know that by the time we are on our deep sleep all the things we learned during the day … full story
Vitamin C is really important to your family health if you want to boost your immune system especially now that Influenza A (H1N1) is threatening everybody’s health, better eat vitamin C-rich foods everyday. Vitamin C reduces blood pressure, has the ability to reduce the severity of colds and could protect you against cataract and certain cancers too.
Red and green bell peppers, strawberries, citrus fruits, raw tomatoes, cantaloupe and broccoli are … full story
What is Cellulite
Cellulite is the word used to refer to the fatty deposits that cause a dimpled or uneven appearance of the skin, usually found around the thighs and buttocks and is wanted on the body about as much as a cockroach is wanted in your salad.
People often mistake cellulite for fat, however fat is an insulator for the body and cushions the organs, muscles and nerves and is smooth in appearance. Cellulite, on the other … full story
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