Discover How a Quick Weight Loss Can Be a Healthy Weight Loss – Phase III

We left off with my last article of “Discover How a Quick Weight Loss Can Be a Healthy Weight Loss – Phase II”. In review, you learned how to exercise regularly in order to ensure that your healthy weight loss is also a quick weight loss. Now, we are on to Phase III of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. What is the third and final fitness tuning path that I must pursue after you have adopted a complete and healthy diet and a regular workout routine? What is the last and final path towards your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss?

Phase III of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey is your intake of fluids. Ok, stop the presses! You mean that what I drink actually matters when it comes to a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss? The answer is yes, big time! Everyone knows that you must hydrate yourself in order to survive. In fact, everyone knows that you can die of dehydration sooner than you can die of hunger. So, the fluids that you put into you body are extremely important when it comes to the success of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. In fact, fluid intake is critical upon the success or failure of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss endeavor.

Water is the first key liquid in your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey’s success. Water is extremely important when it comes to your body. First of all, you body is 80% water. Without a constant intake of water, your body would eventually start shutting down until you died. So, we take water pretty seriously when it comes to a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss. Water hydrates your body, is used to flush toxins from your system, and keeps your lungs moist during cardiovascular activity. It is recommended to take in 8 – 10 8oz. glasses of water per day, and I recommend that you start doing so. Your body must have plenty of water to do its part in achieving a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss. Take a large water bottle and a cup with you to work. When the water bottle is empty, then refill it. Having the water present will encourage you to drink it more often. Your body will thank you for it by flushing out the toxins from your system that can actually impede upon the success of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey.

Coffee and soda must be eliminated from your diet to succeed in your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. Soda should only be had occasionally as a reward for your hard work. For me, I have a soda when I have pizza, and that is about it. Your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss is dependent upon a minimum amount of caffeine intake, and increased water intake when drinking caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic, and will actually pull the water from your body. This is extremely bad when it comes to your body operating at top efficiency while you’re exercising. Believe me, you will feel the difference! I will treat myself to the occasional energy drink in replacement of my afternoon snack mentioned in Phase I. However, your journey towards a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss will be an unpleasant one with too much caffeine intake.

Green tea is the best and highest recommended caffeinated beverage that you can have for your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. Most of them are even decaffeinated! I would recommend that you have 3 – 4 cups of hot green tea per day. Studies have shown an increase in energy levels and metabolisms for subjects who took in certain quantities of green tea on a daily basis, which also resulted in reduction of body fat content. The study showed that for positive results, 3 cups per day were necessary for a 156 lb. subject. (More information on the health benefits of green tea will be made available to members of my website listed below.) However, in relation to your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey, you have just found your replacement for coffee!

For those of you that want something more to drink during your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey… When it comes to fitness tuning, you want to choose wisely about what you put into your body, and not base your decision upon taste alone. Unfortunately, the majority of people base their beverage choices on taste and usually upon it being a sweet taste, which means too much sugar. However, there are a few key beverages that can give you some flavor variety, as well as give you a healthy weight loss and quick weight loss boost as well!

POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice – Packed with cancer fighting anti-oxidants, and was rated as the top source of anti-oxidants of all beverages on the market.

Vitamin A & D Organic Milk & Organic Soymilk with Calcium – Fatty acids, calcium, Vitamin A & D, as well as isoflavones and protein with the soymilk, give you more health benefits than you can shake a stick at.

Tropicana Essentials Fiber, Heart, & Antioxidant Advantage – Packed with Vitamin C, the Essentials line of Tropicana orange juice offers a wide variety of health benefits tailored for your specific needs.

Sobe No Fear (Sugar Free) – I have found this to be the best of the energy drinks on the market for me. I don’t drink them every day, but they serve well on a jam-packed day of 10+ hours of work followed by time at the gym. (Remember: drink extra water when drinking caffeine!)

Gatorade Performance Series & Propel Fitness Water – Jam packed with electrolytes, I try to drink the Performance Series an hour before my workout, and follow my workout with a Propel Fitness Water.

Changing the quality of fluids taken into your body each day is the final path toward your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. You now have at your disposal the three phases to your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss success. Ensure that you adhere to the promise that you have made to yourself, and ensure that you follow all three paths. Your success in your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey is dependent upon you and you alone. Further information will be distributed to members of my free membership site listed below. You will gain access to fitness tuning nutrition, dieting, and fitness information, including information relating to all three phases of your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss journey. So, embark on your journey and lead the way to your healthy weight loss and quick weight loss success!

America's Healthier Past

Will the life expectancy of man take a downturn in the near
future? On average man is living longer today than he did 100
years ago. The life expectancy of women was 87 years in 2000; for
men it was 80 years.

Although man is living longer today than anytime in recent
history, what is the average quality of these lives? I am not
trying to be cynical, but is being ravaged by chronic diseases and
dependent on prescription drugs 'living?' And what about our
seniors who have strokes and suffer osteoporosis and have to be
placed in nursing homes?

Certainly this is not God's will for mankind. Let us take a trip
back in time to the early 1900s. My father who was born in 1898
grew up in the 1900s. Although life expectancy then (47 years)
was shorter than it is today, people were not plagued with the
chronic, degenerative diseases that afflict today's society.

The epidemic proportions of cancer, heart attacks, diabetes,
strokes, Alzheimer's disease and other diseases of modern
civilization were unknown in the 1900s. Also unknown were
sedentary encouraging gadgets such as video games, 24/7 TV, cell
phones and web surfing.

Cardiovascular disease caused only 15 percent of the deaths in
America at the turn of the century. Today, it is responsible for
over 50 percent. Death from cancer was around 3 percent; today
cancer claims approximately 25 percent of all Americans.

In 1900 there were only about 8,000 automobiles in America. Today
an average sized city has many times that amount. The average
family owners between 2 and 3 automobiles! The average citizen
living in 1900 walked a great deal. This translated into a much more
active lifestyle than what we experience today.

When my father was growing up there were no household
labor-saving devices. Electric washing machines, gasoline driven
snow blowers and lawn mowers, and electric doors were yet future.
Ordinary labor was a lot more physical in 1900 than today. This
has a direct bearing on the decline of our health today. Machines
are doing everything for us.

Study after study has shown that an active lifestyle (exercise)
reduces the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases plaguing
mankind today. It is a possibility that America's rising life
expectation will take a downturn in the near future. Medical
authorities are saying that if the escalating obesity epidemic
some our youth is not addressed soon, they will live shorter
lives than their parents.

Another factor which preceded chronic diseases from crippling
man in the 1900s was nutrition. Although you may find this hard
to believe, but man then actually ate more nutritious food. There
was nowhere near the quantity of refined foods as we have at our
disposal today.

There were no fast food restaurants serving highly processed
food. Although White Castle would come along in 1921, it would be
another 27 years before its competitor, McDonald's, would emerge.
Families then ate nutritious home-cooked, farm-fresh meals. These
meals consistent of natural meat and poultry that grazed on open
land. The vegetables and fruit were farm-fresh.

Today our meat is factory-farmed and shot full of antibiotics and
growth hormones. Our vegetables and fruit are arranged with
pesticides and herbicides. Even the fish has not escaped man's
dangerous chemicals. They are filled with mercury and PCBs.

Less active lives and a diet full of processed food, in addition
to the toxins in the air we breathe and the water we drink and
bathe in, have conspired to cultivate an atmosphere in which
chronic diseases breed. Technology has indeed made our lives
easier, but it has also brought along a curse. It is a
double-edged sword.

Yes, man's life expectancy is longer than 1900. But technology
is about to reverse that trend. In the meanime many Americans
are living longer but miserable lives due to degenerative
diseases. Our seniors are held captive in nursing homes unable to
care for themselves. Others are held captive by pharmaceutical
drugs which only relieves the symptoms of diseases rather than
attacking the cause of it. Unfortunately, America's health
paradigm is 'treatment' rather than 'prevention.'

Supplements For Better Pet Health

Dietary, health and fitness supplements have become a huge business as people have become more health conscious. But as the science of health and nutrition increases, so have the beneficies including Fido and Whiskers. That's right, your pet now has his own line of health supplements.

Whether it be for digestive health, joint health or even weight loss, there is a supplement available for many things to benefit your pet's health. There are eye drops to cleanse the tear ducts as well as ear washes for both cats and dogs. If Fido needs a multivitamin, there are many available. If Whiskers has a weight problem, sometimes a green tea diet pill is in order. If Spot is looking a bit ragged, a supplement to make his coat more healthy is available.

But all pet lovers know that their loved ones can suffer from some more more serious conditions that do need ongoing care. For instance, bladder problems can often afflict both cats and dogs. Supplements are available to both promote bladder function as well as control.

Many pets also suffer from hip and joint pain. Supplements containing Glucosamine and Chondroitin have been shown to be very effective in both eliminating pain and promoting better joint function. Also, a pet's digestive health can be improved through a variety of supplements containing certain enzymes.

Available without a veterinarian, these supplements have become very popular and readily available online. Companies such as Halo, Pet Naturals and PetLabs360 have developed strong reputations for both innovation and purity.

The Real Cost of Cosmetic Surgery

The field of cosmetic surgery has some pretty slick advertising and salespeople. This should come as a surprise to no-one except the most naive. However, what that means to the customer is that very frequently the real cost of the treatment is misrepresented. A surgical procedure that is promoted as being a certain price can often turn out to have untold hidden costs. Time and time again people listen to the sales pitch, and only when it feels too late to back out do they find out about the “extras”.

This is most particularly the case when the prospective patient is trying to find the more affordable options. Each practitioner vies to quote the most attractive price, and so as to seemingly undercut each other’s prices, the quotation very often includes only the cosmetic surgery itself.

This practice, while misleading, is quite legal. It is similar to what the budget airlines do, where you are charged extra fees for online check-in, purchasing with a credit card, baggage allowance and tax.

So what are the “extras” that will make up the real cost of your cosmetic surgery?

Don’t be deceived, these are not “optional” extras, they are all essential, and fairly expensive. The first item that a cosmetic surgeon may have left off your quote is the anesthetist fee. This is obviously a necessity, and is quite a heavy charge, as the procedure in itself is quite specialised.

Another of these added expenses is often the hospital fees. Your quote was just for the surgery? Then there’s a good chance you may have to stump up the cash for the usage of the cosmetic clinic.

If the surgery is likely to require an overnight stay at the clinic, then you should make sure that this is factored into the cost for your cosmetic surgery. And if it is not, then what if there are any complication, that require you to stay in the clinic for observation.

It is not unheard-of for the patient to receive a bill for even minor items, such as the surgical vest!

Probably most importantly, will you need to pay more if something goes wrong, and remedial surgery is required? Many surgeons do not automatically include any revision work in their bills, so you could be in for a nasty shock if your breast implant needs to be removed.

All of these need to be added up, to do an effective cost comparison between different quotes for cosmetic surgery. What seems the cheapest option is often not the cheapest option at all. Always view cosmetic surgery costs with a healthy dose of skepticism, and you will not go far wrong!

Brief Notes on Minerals

Minerals are considered necessary to the nutrition and function of the human body. They are iron, calcium, phosphorus, sulphur, chlorine, sodium, magnesium, iodine, copper, cobalt, manganese, molybdenum and zinc. Collectively they make up 4% to 5% of the body weight. There is enough lime (calcium) in an adult to whitewash a good size basement; enough phosphorus (2 pds) to keep a man in matches for a month; enough iron to make a large nail; enough sodium and chlorine to provide a shaker of table salt.

The mineral elements most likely to be deficient in Indian diet are calcium, iron and iodine. When these three elements are included in adequate amounts in a mixed food from natural sources, the other mineral elements are also normally present.
Calcium and phosphorus are the body’s chief framework materials, to keep bone strong and teeth hard and durable. Calcium is essential for blood clotting. It helps to regulate the acid-base balance of the body, the heart beat and the irritability of the neuromuscular system. The best dietary source of calcium is milk. Other sources are turnip, cabbage, lemons, limes, onions, oranges, rhubarb, spinach, garlic, musumbi, grapes, plums, asparagus, cucumber, radishes, carrots, currants, cauliflower, celery etc. Its deficiency causes mental depression, haemorrhages, trembling of hands, deformities, ugly scars, discharges, headache, dizziness, sour body odour, pessimism, lack of courage etc.
Phosphorus plays a complementary role with calcium. Scarcely any of our vital processes take place without phosphorus. It is available in plenty in cabbage, peas, grapes, carrots, pumkins, cucumbers, raisins, corns, okra, parsley etc. Its deficiency may develop neuralgia, impotency, dislike for work, hard wax in ears, insensibility to pain, dislike for opposite sex, jaundice, bronchitis, paralysis, etc.
Iron is concentrated in the haemoglobin of the blood. Deficiency of iron causes anemia, fatigue, low vitality and weakness. It also causes deafness, asthma, neuralgia, swollen ankles, bed wetting, defective vision, menstrual pains, insomnia, uterine tumours etc. The best sources of iron are meats, egg-yolk, spinach, lettuce, pears, plums, okra, dandelion leaves, beet roots, beans, grapes, kale, artichokes, black-berries, collards, leek, peas, gram, garlic, radish etc.
Sodium and potassium are another pair of minerals that complement each other’s action in the body function. They are largely concerned with water balance. They are found in table salt and other sources are carrots, spinach, apples, garlic, narangi, beets, carrots, radishes, turnips, broccoli, kale, grapes, coconut, pineapple, endive, leek, tomatoes, dandelion, parsley, and artichokes.
Iodine is essential to the functioning of thyroid gland. Deficiency of iodine in the body causes goiter, swelling of feet or toes, enlarged glands, excessive hunger, neuralgic pains in the heart etc. Good sources of iodine are garlic, carrots, beet roots, narangi, lettuce, pineapple, avocado, potato, chives, onions, broccoli, chard, celery, lettuce, kale, cabbage, tomatoes, asparagus and chervil.

The Health Benefits of Lobster

High in protein and low in fat, lobster is a very beneficial meat. Comparable to a steak, lobster has less than thirty grams of protein in a five ounce portion. Lobster also has less fat compared to steak. It is perfect for a no or low carbohydrate diet as well. Under the Weight Watcher's system lobster has just four points. Not only is lobster low in fat, it is lower in cholesterol than skinless chicken breast. Lobster has seventy-two milligrams compared to chicken's eighty-five milligrams.

In addition to having a high protein and low fat composition, lobster meat has ten to twenty percent of the USDA's daily recommended value of potassium, selenium, zinc, phosphorus, copper, and vitamin B12. Like many other types of seafood, lobster also contains a high constitution of Omega 3 fatty acid which is beneficial for both your heart and your brain. Selenium aids the immune system and thyroid gland and may also help prevent heart disease. Bone and tissue diseases can be avoided by diets high in copper. The vitamin B12 is essential for healthy nerve and red blood cells. Phosphorus contributes to proper kidney functioning and lessens arthritis pain. Increased brain activity, a boosted immune system, and a healthier reproduction system are all benefits from consuming zinc. Finally potassium is credited with helping your heart's functions. The benefits of Omega 3 fatty acid range from reducing your risk of heart attack to lowering your blood pressure.

Perfect for people on a diet and those simply trying to have a healthier lifestyle, lobster is a far superior choice to the usual steak. Eating lobster clearly provides you a low fat, comprehensive range of nutritional value while at the same time giving you great flavor and taste. With all the spectacular health benefits to eating lobster, it really is the coup de grace for special occasion meals.

Your Facility's Quest for Blood Products Ends Here

Around the world, many individuals get involved in serious accidents after which they are in need of blood products. This is a major part of a person's body makeup and one needs a sufficient supply to keep healthy. There are major concerns when it comes to the availability of these biological components, and in most cases, due to deficiency, individuals die because of such shortcomings. This type of situation is sadly more commonplace than one might think.

Yet, not all hospitals make it a point to keep a biological bank within their promises and they rely on outside sources to provide this if necessary, which it oftentimes is. There are a number of well-known collectors and managers specializing in the banking of this biological component which helps hospitals and clinics take care of their patients. Many of these facilities fear that they might not have enough supplies when it comes to these matters.

There are certain organizations that specialize in the inventory of biological components and offer services to hospitals and other healthcare institutions. These corporations are aware of the needs that a number of these healthcare facilities face. Many of these offer their services at a very affordable price to ensure that equal healthcare is given to all in need regardless of their individual predicaments.

The constant demand for this vital biological service can be easily met with cost-effective solutions for every hospital or healthcare facility's need. There are many emergency situations that call for these components and hospitals have to face these challenges with the assurance that blood products are easily obtainable through organizations that provide them.

The organizations provide programs for those in need of these items. Donors are most welcome; however, they must adhere to strict standards given by the institutions regarding their health. It must be made sure that donors are completely free of any diseases or complications before transfusion is approved. Certain tests and procedures are manufactured to ensure that all specimens donated are not contaminated. After the donation process is complete, your various products will be transported to a safe facility that you can call upon at any time of the day or night to fulfill your medical needs.

Organizations that assist hospitals when it comes to the supply of vital biological supplies such as these are open all day and every day. They ensure rapid response time in case of an emergency or situation which calls for immediate attention. You can rest easy knowing that fresh biologies are readily available in case of an accident or any other type of emergency.

The Exercise Benefits of All-Important Healthy Living

Millions of people are suffering from illnesses that can easily be prevented through regular and healthy physical exercises. Such sicknesses are coronary heart disease, High blood pressure, heart attack, diabetes, overweight, hip fracture, colon cancer, depression and the list continues. Apart from these sicknesses, healthy bones, joints and muscles can be built and maintained and an elderly can be stronger, younger and very active physically and mentally through exercises, and accessing these exercise benefits is very easy and cheap.

There are so many kinds of exercises one can engage in and there are also so many exercise benefits. After going through this article you will ask yourself why so many people are giving little interest in this life building activity.

These are some exercise benefits:

1. Strength and stamina building: It makes you stronger and capable of doing many of your daily activities without much stress and weakness.

2. Reduced risk of heart attack. Exercise benefits include reduction of the cholesterol level. It strengthens the heart muscles and its working capacity. It also improves blood circulation thus reducing the blood pressure and as well, reducing the risk of heart attacks.

3. Self esteem: Through exercise, we lose those stubborn fats and burn out the extra calories; we can realize the very body size and weight we ever desired and we look better, getting the admiration of all around us, yes this can make one to be confident in all he does.

4. Depression: During exercises, our body produces more of the hormone called Endorphins which is a hormone that makes us to feel good, thereby suppressing depression and keeping us in good mood all the time. Exercise benefits us by secreting a good quantity of this hormone.

5. Osteoporosis: This is a disease of the bone. It is a condition where the bones are more porous leading to very brittle and weak bones. Hip fracture is mainly caused by Osteoporosis. Exercise benefits include the reduction of Osteoporosis risk by helping in the building of the bone tissues.

6. Breast cancer. There are two hormones that are linked to breast cancer, namely, progesterone and Estradiol. They are secreted in-between the period of ovulation and menstruation and through exercise, the period between ovulation and menstruation can be reduced thereby reducing the time frame a woman will have to live with this secretion in a cycle. So, exercise benefits include reduction of breast cancer risk.

7. Stress level: A good exercise after the daily troubles faced at home and in our daily activities can bring us back to very good mood and this in effect eliminates the lingering stress and also giving us a guaranteed good sleep.

8. Energy: Having good meals and good exercise creates a hormonal balance in our body which causes the body to be at peak performance level, creating a good ground for muscular strength, weight or fat loss and high energy level.

9. Mental Health: Exercise benefits in keeping a healthy brain. Good exercise increases brain concentration. It makes one to be sharp and focused. Recent researches have proved this. It increases the feedback rate of the nervous system, thereby making us agile and active.

10. Loss of Appetite: In cases of loss of appetite, good exercise benefits in increasing appetite tremendously as a result of increased metabolic and catabolic rates.

Answers to Seven Top Health Myths

1) If I become unhealthy, there is a chemical that can cure me.

Your unhealthy signs are symptoms. High cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancers, and many diseases can be reduced with a chemical, or surgical protocol. But the underlying reason behind these symptoms may or may not be removed, and the 'cure' may cause new problems of it's own. A full, healthy lifestyle will eventually reduce many symptoms.

2) I have been educated on how to eat and exercise properly by an authoritative group.

The diets approved by many associations rarely reduce blood pressure or cholesterol. Do not forget that these groups often share management and receive funding from pharmaceutical giants. These groups stand to gain significantly from every person for those these diets 'fail'. While a basic, nourishing diet can exist, you may not find it in a 'health' association's handbook. Our education on exercise has been inspired by trendy science and is quite absolutely effective.

3) A healthy lifestyle will be too hard to live by or be too too expensive.

Living healthy is easy. You live with less stress, more energy, greater happiness, and greater personal power. You also save yourself from hundreds of hours in doctors offices, from weeks at a time in hospitals, from chronic addiction to expensive pharmaceuticals, and from reliance on a 'good' insurance plan to cover the cost of very expensive pharmaceuticals.

4) A person is bound to become reliant upon pharmaceuticals and surgery as they age.

Nothing could be further from the truth. As a simple rule, the longer you can maintain your health, the longer you can live. You should learn about different surgeries and the steps you can take to avoid them, even if you have already been scheduled for one. Find out what is necessary to maintain your physiology in such a way not to become addicted to pharmaceuticals in the autumn of your years.

5) Our elderly have medicine and surgery to thank for their longevity.

True, an ill person can be continuously administrated antibiotics, have their organs removed as they become ill, and be kept alive by machines for years, but this is not "living" and is not the goal of those who seek longevity. The longest living persons are usually not found in the Western World, home of medicine and surgery, at all. Western man's lifespan and lifestyle has improved tremendously with the availability of clean water, municipalities focused on cleanliness, and improved regulations relating to the production and distribution of our foods, but we are still not blessed with true longevity, and do not, as a rule, master a lifestyle of vigor and passion until our final days.

6) There are no simple rules to healthy living as the rules change all the time.

Fads change all the time. Prescription drugs change all the time. Exercise trends change all the time. If these 'pop' movements within health topics were satisfying the demand they were meant to satisfy, they would all still be with us. The age-old paths to proper health are not sexy; they are not easily crammed into a single video, and can not be sold with a gizmo. But age-old tried and true systems are the truth, they will satisfy your every demand for a health care system, and will ease the fears you have over what control you have over your own body.

7) I know enough about the subject of health to figure it out on my own.

It is true that you are the master of your own destiny, but your education in health is not as perfect as complete as you believe. The media, health programs, health 'supplement' gurus, and even college and university programs in health tend to overstress the chemical nature of our body. Also, diseases tend to be determined by a chemical analysis of our body, and traced back to an organ, or given a diagnosis that is nothing more than a re-hashing of the symptoms.

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Steroids Used for the Treatment of Asthma and the Treatment of Crohns Disease

Budesonide

Budesonide is a glucocorticoid steroid. This class of steroids is so-named because they are synthesized in the adrenal cortex and play a role in the metabolism of glucose. Budesonide is available in various preparations that are sold under different brand names. These preparations are approved treatments for several medical disorders.

Uses

The most common use of budesonide is the treatment of asthma and allergies such as hay fever. It is also used to treat and prevent nasal polyposis, commonly known as nasal polyps. Some patients take budesonide as a Crohn's treatment. This disease is known generically as regional enteritis, which is a form of inflammatory bowel disease. A new preparation of budesonide is also being tested as a treatment for ulcerative colitis.

Brand Names

AstraZeneca sells a nasal inhalant preparation of budesonide under the brand name Rhinocort, also known as Rhinosol in Denmark. This company also makes an oral inhalant formula of budesonide under the name Pulmicort, also known as Budicort in Israel. AstraZeneca combines budesonide with formoterol into a single inhalant, which it sells as Symbicort. Eurofarma markets the same preparation in Brazil as Noex.

Prometheus Laboratories sells budesonide in a timed-release capsule and an enema under the brand name Entocort. This company also markets budesonide as an immediate-release capsule under the brand name Entocort EC. The typical course of treatment for oral capsules is 9 mg budesonide per day for 2 months or 6 mg per day for 3 months.

Pharmacology

Budesonide is metabolized quickly compared to other corticosteroids. It has the greatest efficiency in the right colon and ileum when used as a treatment for Crohn's disease. Budesonide causes a lower loss of bone density than prednisolone, a similar corticosteroid. Budesonide has little effect on the activity of the adrenal, hypothalamus and pituitary glands, which means a patient does not have to taper off the drug before discontinuing it.

Side Effects

The side effects of budesonide are generally milder than those of similar medications. These side effects typically include the following:

Change in mucus color

Coughing

Dry mouth

Lightheadedness

Muscle cramps

Nasal irritation

Nausea

Nose bleeds

Rash

Sore throat

Budesonide may also cause the following side effects in rare cases:

Breathing difficulties

Facial swelling

Irregular menstrual periods

Severe acne

White patches in the mouth

Patients should report these symptoms to their physician immediately. Children who take budesonide may exhibit behavioral changes in very rare cases.

Contraindications

The following drugs can cause significant interactions with budesonide:

Clarithromycin

Erythromycin

Ketoconazole

Indinavir

Itraconazole

Nefazodone

Nelfinavir

Ritonavir

Telithromycin

Budesonide may be opposed if you have diabetes, glaucoma, hypertension, osteoporosis or tuberculosis. You must inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before taking budesonide. You will also need to avoid people with chicken pox or measles, especially if you have not been vaccinated against these diseases.

How to Educate People About Gluten Sensitivity

Sadly, the seriousness of Celiac's disease is rarely understood by people that have not experienced it themselves, or had a close relative develop the disease. Most people do not realize that ingesting even the tiniest trace of foods that contain gluten can trigger a reaction, causing damage to the gut and potentially leading to complications such as osteoporosis and malnutrition.

Celiac's disease is widely misunderstood

Friends and family members may well mistake Celiac's disease for a simple food intolerance, and think you are making a fuss about nothing. Even worse, in these days of low carb dieting, people may think that your gluten-free diet is an attempt to lose weight, rather than a necessary treatment for a serious disease.

How many times has a well meaning family member said, "go on, just one spoonful will not hurt"? Have you ever seen a friend roll their eyes in embarrassment when you send back a dish in a restaurant that has a gluten containing sauce, even though you explained to the waiter that you were a celiac?

Reactions to Celiac's disease are caused by ignorance not malice

These reactions from your nearest and dearest can understandably cause you frustration and upset, but it is important to remember that these attitudes stem from ignorance about your condition rather than politeness or malice. Educating your friends and family about your condition can help them to understand why you are so particular about avoiding foods that contain gluten.

Take the time to explain your condition to your friends and family

Take a common example; let's call it 'crumbs in the butter'. If you ask the people you live with to make sure they do not leave toast or bread crumbs from the butter knife in the butter because you can not eat bread, they will think you are just making a fuss. If you ask them to be careful about crumbs in the butter because even the smallest wheat containing crumb can cause the production of antibodies that will damage your gut and prevent your digestive system from working properly, they might just sit up and take notice.

It may appear patronizing, but printing out some simple information on Celiac's disease from the internet, or getting holding some brief leaflets from your doctor, can be a great way to educate your friends and family. They might not read all the details, but if they really care about you they will take the time to find out why it is you are so adamant about eliminating foods that contain gluten from your diet.

Your immediate family need to be aware of Celiac's disease

It is especially important to educate your immediate family about Celiac's disease and gluten sensitivity because it does not have genetic elements, and if you have it, there is a one in ten chance that they will develop it. Explaining this to them, and providing them with a list of symptoms to look out for, is one sure way to get them to take your condition seriously.

Lose Weight and Prevent Hemorrhoids With a Healthy Vegan Diet

A healthy way to lose weight and prevent hemorrhoids is with a healthy vegan diet. Constipation, poor eating habits and stress are common reasons that hemorrhoids develop. Hemorrhoids are inflamed, swollen blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum which cause severe itch, pain and bleeding. With the physical pain there is often a feeling of shame and embarrassment that makes people suffer in silence.

That is no way to live! If you have hemorrhoids or are recovering from hemorrhoid removal a vegan diet might be the best thing for you. I'm a newbie when it comes to vegan diets. I'm not a newbie to having hemorrhoid laser surgery after a bad case of internal piles. I'm not going to kid you, they hurt something fiercely like I never felt before. I never realized that sitting down, moving or using the bathroom could be so painful.

I had been carrying around a few extra pounds for much of my life. I did not exercise as often as I should have and handled stress by eating junk food. Constipation and training on the toilet took its toll on my lower rectum. The first time I felt sharp pain and saw blood in my stool I freaked out. Talk about anxiety! My doctor was a nice and very fit chap that calmed me down. I was going to need hemorrhoid laser surgery done, but he told me recovery was not bad.

After I healed he told me that my diet needed to change to prevent hemorrhoids from coming back. He was a bit older than me, but was in much better shape. I asked what he did to stay fit. My doctor ate a vegan diet paired with Tai Chi. The smooth gentle body movements of Tai Chi lower stress and offer other health benefits. I thought this was not a very Western medicine approach to getting fit.

I ended up finding a vegan diet eBook online and downloaded it straightaway. The health benefits to eating a vegan diet went beyond just preventing hemorrhoids. Plant-based diets give the body all the nutrition it needs without the bad stuff collecting in the colon leading to constipation and training when using the toilet. You can stop hemorrhoids before they start or after recovering from hemorrhoid removal by learning about the health benefits of a vegan diet.

There is so much super information on vegan diets that I can not cover it all in this short moment of sharing with you. I do know eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains and cutting out meat products is good for proper colon health. I've only been on a vegan diet for a month. In this time I've lost a few extra pounds, have more spring in my step and am not eating junk food to battle stress. There are no signs of my hemorrhoids returning.

I told my friend a contributing writer to the same hemorrhoid blog as me about switching to a vegan diet. We'll see if he comes around to it. We both agree that if you even have the slightest discomfort in your rectal region go see a doctor. The sooner hemorrhoids are treated the less it takes to have them removed.

Four Effective Strategies for Healthy Weight Loss

Loss of weight is a weighty topic for millions of overweight and obese individuals around the world. There are hundreds of weight loss programs from the fad diets and miracle supplements to exercise and fitness regimens that promise loss of weight quick. Unfortunately, quick weight loss has its demerits including equally fast rebound once the program has been abandoned. It takes hard work to lose weight that many individuals drop out of their respective lose weight programs. Don’t let it happen to you! Just adopt the following four effective strategies for lose weight healthily and you can achieve a lean, mean and fit body in no time.

Be Committed

It requires a lifelong commitment to maintain good health when it comes to permanent weight loss. Don’t be like other individuals who entered a lose weight program for short-term results like being able to wear a bikini in the summer season. Instead, think of the lose weight program as the best way to improve your quality of life by being healthy no matter your age. You can write down your reasons for weight loss and then place it in a prominent area. This way, you will be reminded of the ultimate goals of weight loss until such time that you have taken them to heart and, thus, will not need reminders.

Be Realistic About Goals

Experts recommend setting lose weight goals according to the SMART acronym, namely, specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. For example, your exercise goal can be stated as do brisk walking for 30 minutes a day five days in every week for the next three months. For the diet part, it can be eat just one cup equivalent of carbohydrates (pasta and rice) per meal for the next 3 months. Realistic goals also mean healthy goals. Ask your doctor about these goals since factors like age, physical condition and underlying medical conditions must be taken into consideration when establishing weight loss goals.

Be Conscious About Healthy Food Intake

The main objective of healthy dieting for weight loss is to maintain a healthy balance between lower total caloric intake on one hand and sufficient nutrition for the body on the other hand. It will not do to be skinny but malnourished because it’s almost similar to being obese but still malnourished. Instead, you must strive for a healthy diet composed of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fishes, lean meats and dairy products consumed in moderate quantities. Other principles of healthy eating include six small meals a day, plenty of water and cut back on processed foods.

Be Physically Active

Last, the maintenance of an active lifestyle through exercise is essential for weight loss for many reasons. First, it burns off the calories consumed through the diet. Second, it melts off the stubborn fats in areas like the belly, thighs and arms. Third, it tones the muscles, cleanses the body of toxins, and protects against chronic degenerative diseases, among others. A combination of cardiovascular and strength training exercises is highly recommended for effective weight loss. Even just brisk walking and lifting a few dumbbells will start anybody on the right path. The best foundation of a successful weight loss program still rests on a combination of a healthy diet and exercise program coupled with a lifelong commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

Proper Wound Care

There are several types of wounds, including surgical, traumatic, and chronic wounds. Traumatic wounds may be caused by mechanical, traumatic or thermal injury, including contusions, abrasions, punctures, fractures, burns, and frostbite. The surgical wound is usually just clean and the easiest one to heal. As you can see at the definition, chronic wounds may be more difficult to heal, and include pressure sores and diabetic ulcers.

Wounds can be further classified into 2 categories: partial and full thickness. Partial thickness wounds present with damage to the epidermal and dermal tissues, including flame burns, scalds, and blisters, usually being painful to the touch. Full thickness wounds present with damage to epidermal, dermal, or subcutaneous tissues, including flame burns, boiling liquids and chemical burns, usually without pain being evident.

The most common type of wound is a traumatic wound. Traumatic wounds are categorized into several types: (1) abrasion, (2) contusion, (3) incision, (4) tunneled wound, (5) laceration, (6) bites,

Surgical wounds resulting from the trauma induced by surgery. Surgical wounds include: (1) post-surgical incisions, including dental extraction, (2) suture site wounds, (3) donor site wounds such as blood donation, (4) 6) periostomy skin wounds, and (7) peritracheotomy wounds.

The process of repair and regeneration of the following injury shows one of the most fundamental defense mechanisms of an organism against the environment. Wound healing within individuals usually occurs over a reasonable length of time. Even with minor injuries such as cuts, wounds in impaired individuals may be developing into very traumatic injuries requiring medication, hospitalization, and even surgery. In general, if a wound does not heal within a month, medical intervention is necessary.

Immediately after injury, the wound fills with blood and a clot forms. The clot contains a threadlike protein called fibrin, which binds the edges of the wound together and stops any bleeding. If tissues are damaged, a cascade of cellular events is initiated to prepare the injured area for the deposition of collagen, which will absolutely replace damaged mesenchymal tissues. Wound healing occurs in several stages.

In order to prevent having wounds, you can also keep your body active by doing exercises such as using a Swiss ball .

Ablene Review – Natural IBS Supplement

Crohn's Disease is no laughing matter. And neither is irritable bowel syndrome. These conditions can become so severe that the quality of life of the sufferer can be severely affected and even impaired.

If you are suffering from these conditions you probably have an idea that changes in your dietary habits and some prescription drugs may be able to help you end the effects of these conditions. Aside from these you can also start taking dietary supplements like Ablene, which is a natural way to restore the nutrients that are lost as a result of Crohn's disease or irritable bowel syndrome.

Sufferers of Crohn's disease and irritable bowel syndrome often show the following symptoms: nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite and weight loss. Often, these symptoms cause a deficiency in the essential vitamins and minerals needed by the body to function, and therefore the right kind of supplementation, like Ablene, is in order.

Ablene contains ingredients that are specifically formulated to reduce pollution, like olive extracts, cat's claw, and licorice, as well as Vitamin B complex, Iron, Magnesium, Iodine, Zinc and Copper, all of which have important roles to play in proper digestive function .

Most sufferers of gastrointestinal disorders often experience a deficiency in Vitamin. A deficiency that can be remedied by a natural digestive supplement such as Ablene since it contains sufficient amounts of the vitamin. It also contains essential amino acids like L-glutamine, one of the ingredients which helps prevent or reduce the severity of Crohn's disease and IBS symptoms. With the right supplementation, the body can avoid the effects of deficiency and is supplied with enough vitamins, minerals, and amino acids which are important in the healing process.

Although gastrointestinal disorders can be remedied by various drugs, another advantage of Ablene is that it contains natural ingredients which lessen the risks for unpleasant side effects. If you want to be free of the uncomfortable symptoms of gastrointestinal diseases, Ablene may just be the answer for you.