Generally, Americans get their daily requirement of iron from their diet. For those who regularly enjoy red meat, eggs, dark leafy greens, enriched cereals, legumes, or everyone’s favorite—liver and onions—there should not be a need for any type of iron supplement. Additionally, many multivitamins include iron in their formula, which also provides your RDA (recommended dietary allowance). However, iron deficiency can be found in menstruating women as well as children, pregnant women, and people taking drugs that reduce stomach acid.
Spring has sprung; green grass, budding trees and a wide array of beautiful flowers and plants are arriving daily. However, spring also brings something that isn’t so welcome; seasonal allergies. Each year more than 35 million Americans face symptoms such as sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, and itchy, watery, red eyes.
Many allergy sufferers find relief in traditional medications, such as oral decongestants, antihistamines, topical steroid sprays, and desensitization. However, an increasing number of people are turning to all-natural treatments. Mary Hardy, M.D., director of integrative medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, says, “Using nature-based products can be a very useful way to handle mild allergies and a useful adjunct for more significant allergies, and there are many types of treatments you can safely try.”
After my sister’s oldest pet was put to sleep, I very naturally wanted to comfort her as best I could from several states away, and sent her a sympathy card as well as a handwritten note. Our brother, however, has not been in contact with our sister in the month following the loss of her favorite pet.
Resistant starch foods have their own website, a diet foods name (“The Skinny Carbs Diet”) and a suddenly devoted following. So what is the science behind resistant starch; are starch foods the latest diet fad, or is there more to them than meets the eye?
Why are Resistant Starch Foods in the News?
In a word: marketing! World News Insight explains that a cookbook titled “The Skinny Carbs Diet” is on the shelves and promising to offer healthy diet foods that capitalize on resistant starch for weight loss.
Although some people highly anticipate the warmth and beauty of the coming spring, for others, nature’s season of renewal brings feelings of dread. From watery, itchy eyes, and a constantly dripping nose, to nonstop sneezing and coughing, people with seasonal allergies may view spring as the season of suffering. Research has revealed that about 36 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies that can cause not only physical side effects, but mental ones as well.
Arthritis, a universal disease, affects over 28 million Americans alone. Starting with juvenile arthritis, and moving up to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA), this chronic disease knows no age limit, no partiality to race or religion, and there is no way to stop it. While there are prescription drugs available to help slow degeneration or alleviate symptoms, there are a great many natural supplements available that can alleviate the symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as well as help to successfully treat the conditions. The following is guide for the origin of these supplements and the benefits they may offer to those who suffer from OA and RA.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Looking beyond obvious causes of obesity like overeating, scientists said on Wednesday they may have found a gene that also plays a role, one that helped our ancestors survive famines.
Targeting this thrifty gene and others with diagnostic tests and drugs offers another way to fight the global epidemic of obesity, the researchers said.
Mice bred to lack this gene, known as CRTC3, can eat a high-fat diet without gaining weight, while normal mice on the same diet grow plump, the researchers found.
A decade after “carb” became a four-letter word, scientists unveil a Catch-22 breakthrough for dieters:
Carbs may actually help you lose weight.
“The Skinny Carbs Diet” is the result of a University of Colorado study, wherein a link between specific types of carbs (known as “resistant starch carbs”) and their potential to boost weight loss were put to the test. According to the study, “Starch can fall into one of three classifications: readily digestible, slowly digestible and resistant. The latter does not get absorbed in the small intestines. Starch foods that fall into the resistant category are only minimally digested. On a side note, any digestion that takes place is slow, which in turn results in a slow but steady release of glucose into the bloodstream.”
1. Understand the true risks associated with cesarean section: With a national cesarean rate of nearly 34% percent, it would be easy to assume that surgical delivery of a baby is a piece of cake. While the surgical technique has been perfected over recent decades, Cesarean delivery is not a benign procedure. Some of the more common risks of C-sections are:
- prolonged pain and recovery from birth
- lifting restrictions for several weeks after baby’s birth
- delayed skin-to-skin contact between mother and baby after birth
- delayed initiation of breastfeeding
Other unpleasant side effects associated with cesarean section include:
Last year, Amnesty International released a report entitled, Deadly Delivery: The Maternal Healthcare Crisis in the USA. The report was based on interviews conducted by Amnesty researchers with officials at agencies under the Department of Health and Human Services, such as The Office of Women’s Health, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the CDC. Additionally, individual women and families were interviewed.