How Do Probiotics Help Us to Enjoy Improved Health?

The term “probiotic” comes from the Greek word meaning “for life”. Antibiotic therefore means the opposite and although as a drug they can literally save lives by killing of bacteria that is making the body unwell, they can also devastate the good bacteria living happily inside our guts. Good intestinal health is one of the…

Colon Cancer Screening and Medical Malpractice

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of deaths resulting from cancer. Every year, approximately 48,000 people will die in the U.S. from colon cancer. Many of these deaths would be prevented with early detection and treatment through routine colon cancer screening. Colon Cancer Progresses Through Stages The stage of the colon cancer determines the…

Vitamins For Ulcer

In the past people suffering from peptic ulcers were restricted from taking small amount of bland food and milk regularly. Researches however showed that this in no way helps in decreasing the recurrence of ulcers. However, a diet rich of fibers may minimize the chances of developing ulcers, and will help in fast healing of…

Carbuncles, Furuncles and Boils Oh My!

DO NOT SQEEZE A BOIL. Yes, it looks like a giant pimple and it is red and hot and has a head. Do not squeeze it. It is a communicable staph infection that you don’t want to drive into the blood stream. A Carbuncle is a boil with two or more heads and a Furuncle…

How to Avoid and Treat Thrush when Bottle Feeding

The presence of thrush in a baby’s mouth can be painful for the baby and very upsetting for parents. Babies who are bottle-fed are more likely to develop thrush than those who are exclusively breastfeed. However, steps can be taken to lessen the risk of thrush developing, and treatment is quite easy. Thrush, or oral…

Iodine For Thyroid Treatment – Myth Busted?

Straight out of the gate, let me say that iodine is essential for your thyroid to function properly.  In fact, many of us (if not most of us) are deficient in iodine and should consider an iodine supplement for thyroid treatment.  I’ll get into that in a minute. The need for iodine is not what…

Hepatitis Part VI – How to Prevent Hepatitis With Nutrition

As we mentioned in previous articles, hepatitis is characterized by the destruction of a number of liver cells and the presence of inflammatory cells in the liver tissue caused by excessive alcohol drinking, disorders of the gall bladder or pancreas, medication side effects, and infections. Beside foods, nutrition also plays an important role in preventing…

Kidney and Liver Failure

Your kidneys and liver are very significant organs, thus you need to keep them as healthy as possible. The main function of the liver and kidneys is to drive out all the toxins that rise from the body’s metabolism. Too much alcohol consumption damages liver function and could cause cirrhosis. The disorder happens in up…

That Lump in Your Throat May Be Acid Reflux

There is a very common condition called globus pharyngis that is best described as feeling like there is a lump in your throat. Though this condition can be caused by many different factors, acid reflux is one of the leading causes of globus pharyngis. Forty five percent of the population will experience globus pharyngis at…

Tips to Avoid Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is a blanket term that refers to a number of health issues caused by bacterial infections, viruses, and parasites that you can ingest with your food. Doctors say that you actually get food poisoning more often than you think; they purport that every time you have diarrhea lasting longer than 24 hours, it…

How Can You Detect Stomach Ulcers?

Did you know that you have a one in ten chance of developing an ulcer at some time in your life? These small perforations of the gastrointestinal tract can cause a world of hurt and complications that may jeopardize your health. Stomach ulcers, sometimes called a peptic ulcer, are small holes in the gastrointestinal tract’s…