B-12 deficiency

Dangers Of B-12 Deficiency : Are You B-12 Deficient ?

What is Vitamin B-12? Vitamin B is a group of 8 B -Vitamins that are water soluble, which means that these vitamins are soluble in water and the body only takes up the needed amount of these B vitamins and any excess amount is excreted through urine. Vitamin B-12, also known as Cobalamin, is one of them. Vitamin B-12 plays … Continue Reading →

staying young healthy aging

10 Tips On Staying Young And Healthy As You Age!

“Old age is clearly a case of mind over matter.  If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain. Though aging is inevitable, we are all in search of this “Fountain Of Youth” that can keep us younger. But is it really possible? Can we reverse cell degeneration that occurs with aging and turn back the clock ? Though … Continue Reading →

Metabolic syndrome

Metabolic Syndrome: Are You At Risk?

What is Metabolic Syndrome? Metabolic syndrome, also called Syndrome X or insulin resistance, is comprised of four different conditions in a person: 1). Obesity: In men, with a waistline of 40 inches or more, and in women, with waistline of 35 inches or more, is considered a risk factor. 2). High Blood Pressure: People who are on blood pressure medication, … Continue Reading →

bird flu

Is Bird Flu (Avian influenza) The Next Pandemic?

What is Avian influenza or Bird flu? The influenza virus has many strains, and one of the adaptations of this virus to its host and in this case, the birds is called the bird flu. In simple words, bird flu is the infection in bird with an influenza virus. This disease is typically found in wild birds but somehow has … Continue Reading →

health benefits of Avocado

Top 10 Reasons To Eat Avocados: The Super-Food !

Top 10 Health Benefits of Avocados: Avocados are considered to be one of the healthiest fats, full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Below are the reasons why you should make avocados a part of your healthy diet.  1). Weight Loss: If you are trying to lose weight, including avocados in your diet helps. Avocados control your blood sugar, which is an … Continue Reading →

iodine deficiency

Iodine Deficiency And Hypothyroidism

What is Iodine? Iodine is a mineral that our body needs to make the thyroid hormone. Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in front part of the neck. Thyroid produces 2 hormones T3, which has 3 atoms of iodine and T4 which has 4 atoms of iodine. If our body does not have enough iodine, there will not be enough … Continue Reading →

dash diet

Dash Diet: Lose Weight, Lower Blood Pressure And Prevent Diabetes.

What is DASH diet ? DASH stands for Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension. DASH diet was developed by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to treat and prevent high blood pressure. DASH diet emphases on eating a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, fat-free or low-fat dairy, whole grain, beans, nuts, fish, but less red meat and sugary foods. DASH diet also focuses … Continue Reading →

Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae

CRE: The Deadly Bacteria Super Bug Nightmare!

What is CRE? CRE stands for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, a group of bacteria called gram-negative bacteria that are resistance to the strongest antibiotic and thus very difficult and impossible to treat. Gram-negative bacteria has a unique membrane structure, with the strong outer membrane which protects the inner membrane or cell wall of the bacteria from antibiotics and dyes. Enterobacteriaceae, the common strains also known as  E. coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae live … Continue Reading →

antioxidant benefits

Antioxidant : What are antioxidants?

What is an antioxidant? Antioxidants are the natural protective molecules found in foods like fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants protects our DNA and cells from free radical damage in our body which can cause cancer. Antioxidant actually refers to the chemical property of a substance, which is the ability to give a free electron. How are free radicals produced and how do … Continue Reading →

leaky gut

Leaky Gut :Your Immunity Depends On It !

“All Disease start in the gut” Hippocrates What is a leaky gut syndrome? Our gut  is a barrier between the outside environment and the body. Our small intestine has a mucus lining that allows particles to be absorbed by the body into the bloodstream. In the small intestine nutrients are absorbed through a semi-permeable lining or hair like structures of the … Continue Reading →

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