Depression – Foods That Help

Depression – Foods That Help

How foods may help you control depression. Certain nutrients may have a beneficial effect on the brain chemicals that are responsible for mood. For example, researchers believe that the essential amino acid tryptophan may play an important role in normal brain function because it helps produce the neurotransmitter serotonin, which may help to reduce feelings of depression.
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Cancer – How Food Helps

Cancer – How Food Helps

Even if you have some of the risk factors associated with the development of cancer, you can start to tip the odds on your favor by selecting healthful foods. First and foremost, you should reduce dietary fat. Studies show a reduced incidence of cancer among people who eat a diet that is low in fat. Replacing saturated fats with monounsaturated fats such as olive oil can also protect against cancer and other life-threatening conditions; and preliminary research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids may provide protective effects against breast cancer, colon, and prostate cancers by stopping cancer cell growth.
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Migraines – How Food Helps

Migraines – How Food Helps

Though the exact cause of migraines is currently unknown, there are certain factors that are associated with this type of headache. During a migraine attack, blood vessels in the brain undergo spasms, which cause constriction and then rapid dilation. This triggers the release of brain chemicals that cause inflammation and throbbing pain. A strong hereditary factor is also a component of this affliction, which occurs more in women than in men.

Caffeine withdrawal, exposure to bright flashing lights, oral contraceptives, vasodilating medication, dehydration, changes in sleep patterns, stress, hormonal changes, and consumption of foods that contain certain chemicals can trigger migraines.
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Psoriasis – Foods That Help

Psoriasis – Foods That Help

Healthy skin cells gradually divide and migrate to the top layer of skin, replacing old cells. In psoriasis, however, skin growth is accelerated; skin cells multiply too quickly and, instead of being shed from the skin’s surface, accumulate in thick patches. The plaques of raised pink skin typically occur in small areas on the scalp, elbows, knees, or lower back. The rash is not contagious and is typically not painful or very itchy.

About 15% of psoriasis sufferers have a widespread rash that interferes with daily activities. Debilitating joint pain and inflammation, similar to arthritis symptoms, affect at least 5% of people with the disorder. Psoriasis is chronic and commonly emerges between the ages of 10 and 30, affecting men and women equally.
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Cinnamon Helps Lower Blood Sugar

Cinnamon Helps Lower Blood Sugar

A way to lower blood sugar with ordinary cinnamon. Scientists believe it may contain compounds that make cells more responsive to glucose. People with type 2 diabetes could add a quarter-teaspoon of cinnamon twice a day to cereal, toast, or juice.
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Prostate Problems – Foods that Help

Prostate Problems – Foods that Help

What is it?

“Prostate problems” generally translate into either benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate cancer. Though there are other types of prostate problems, such as prostatitis, BPH and prostate cancer are the most prevalent. Since these prostate problems have similar symptoms, it is vital to consult with a health care provider to seek proper testing and care.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as enlarged prostate, is one of the most common health problems facing men over the age of 60. In BPH the prostate gland enlarges and eventually places pressure on the urethra. Symptoms of BPH include difficulty with urination (stopping and starting), bladder irritation, a frequent urge to urinate (particularly during the night), dribbling, and a sensation of not emptying the bladder.

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed male cancer and the second leading cause of male cancer deaths in the United States. Checkups are advis?able, particularly for men who experience painful or difficult urination, blood in the urine, painful/ejaculation, impotence, or pain in the lower back.
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Premenstrual Syndrome – Foods That Help

Premenstrual Syndrome – Foods That Help

What is it?

As many as 75% of menstruating women can identify with the physical and emotional symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). A highly individualized experience, PMS is characterized by a constellation of symptoms including moodiness, tearfulness, irritability, bloating (water retention), insomnia, fatigue, food cravings, headaches (sometimes migraines), breast tenderness, and depression. Symptoms generally start a week or a few days before menstrua?tion and continue into the first few days. If symptoms become disruptive and impair daily life, it would be prudent to seek medical treatment.
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Green Tea And Vegetable Soup

Green Tea And Vegetable Soup

Health News Digest recently ran a great article where they write, Along with winter comes the ominous cold and flu season. For those who aren?t fortunate enough to make it through the season without catching a bug, many will turn to home remedies to help alleviate their symptoms. Home remedies can sometimes make all the difference in the world when nursing oneself back to good health.

Below is a delicious recipe from the Salada Tea Company that combines two common home remedies – – green tea and vegetable soup – – for a much tastier option to that lingering cold or flu than cough syrup. Recent studies have shown that the health benefits of green tea are numerous and that the antioxidants found in green tea help boost the immune system.
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