Month: January 2013

Pill For Celiacs

The number of people who cannot have any wheat, rye or barley – those suffering from celiac disease – is on the increase. While some nutritionist believe that we are witnessing a fad of gluten-free diets, for more than three million Americans, celiac disease is a serious problem. It is not only that they have […]

Let the babies cry, or pick them up?

Scientific advice on picking crying babies up or leaving them to cry themselves to sleep has been changing from time to time. So, the debate, mostly between young exhausted parents and loving grandparents, rages without much scientific support. A new study conducted by a group of scientists from Temple University offers some support to the […]

Keeping Dementia At Bay With Mind-Stimulating Games

As the population ages, the number of people with old age dementia and particularly Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise. According to the Alzheimer’s Disease International, 35.6 million people worldwide are living with this debilitating disease, and the number is expected to grow to 115 million people by 2050. There is currently no cure for […]

Healthy Weight Week

The week of January 20th through the 26th, 2013 is healthy weight week with different days focusing on different aspects of weight. January 22 is “Rid the World of Fad Diets and Gimmicks Day.” This alone is probably the best advice that dieters can hear. January 24th is Women’s Healthy Weight Day.

Eating Disorder Crisis

Americans obsess about their weight. They pass this attitude on to their children and eating disorders are the result. Eating disorder sufferers are often lonely and driven to keep their eating disorders a secret. They are highly irritable and can be rigid and determined to keep to their own set of rituals and rules.

Cutting On The Booze To Lose Weight

Trying unsuccessfully to lose weight is a common problem. Trying to find out where we went wrong requires some brutal honesty. We can control the consumption of food we measure, but what about all those things that never appear on our lists? One of the most damaging items is alcohol.

Bariatric Surgery And Pregnancy

More than half of American child-bearing women are overweight or obese. The problems they face are numerous: from inability to conceive to the increased risk of miscarriages and poor health of the baby. To increase their chances of a happy motherhood, many are opting for bariatric surgery. But, getting pregnant after the surgery carries its […]

A High Fiber Diet And Prostate Cancer

Scientists have been aware for a while that diet plays an important role in the rate of risk of prostate cancer (vegetarians seldom get it, for example). They were also aware that Asian men have about the same incidence of prostate cancer, with much slower growth. Generally accepted belief was that the difference was genetic. […]

Celiac Disease

A digestive disease triggered by consumption of gluten is the definition of celiac disease. Most gluten is found in breads, pastas, pizza crusts, and cookies or foods that contain wheat or rye flour. Those who love barley grains and have celiac disease will have to stop eating anything containing barley or rye. This includes beer.

January Is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

There are more than 60 million people living with glaucoma. By the year 2020 it is estimated that more than 80 million will suffer from this eye disease. Census reports claim that in America alone there are over three million glaucoma sufferers. National vision centers state that there may be many more people suffering with […]