Archive for December 2013

Deficiency in Vitamin E

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How does Vitamin E Deficiency arise? Vitamin E deficiency mainly arises from fat malabsorption. It causes neurological problems due to poor nerve conduction. Low birth weight can also cause vitamin E deficiency.   Vitamin E Deficiency Symptoms in Infants Retrolental fibroplasia (an eye disease) Loss of weight and delayed growth... more

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Not Enough Protein?

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How Much Is Enough? Protein requirements are complicated because the amount we need changes with age. Infants require about 10 grams a day. Teenage boys need up to 52 grams a day. Teenage girls need 46 grams a day. Adult men need about 56 grams a day. Adult women need... more

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Yawning Excessively

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Q. I yawn frequently. Is this just a sign of a lack of energy or could it be something more serious? A. Most people assume that yawning is a sign of being tired. But sometimes people yawn when they are not tired — when someone else yawns or when you... more

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Too Much Vitamin C

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Is it possible to consume too much vitamin C? Yes. It’s possible. Vitamin C is one of the water-soluble vitamins, meaning it dissolves in water. It is difficult to overdose on water-soluble vitamins since the body tends to flush them away easily. However, it is possible to overdose on vitamin... more

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Ginger and Your Health

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Health Benefits Historically, ginger has a long tradition of being very effective in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. In herbal medicine, ginger is regarded as an excellent carminative (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) and intestinal spasmolytic (a substance which relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract). Modern... more

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Aloe Vera and Your Health

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Aloe Vera is the most impressive medicinal herb invented by nature. There is nothing that compares with the amazing variety of healing benefits granted by Aloe Vera. For centuries Aloe Vera has been used widely by many cultures because of its apparently magical properties and effectiveness in treating burns, healing... more

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Health Benefits of Tangerines

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    Most of us are familiar with tangerines – those orange-colored, citrus, wickedly delicious fruits that come with a whole bunch of nutritional benefits and have a wide variety of uses apart from being eaten as a fruit. Before we get down to discussing the various tangerine nutrition facts, let’s... more

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Importance of Physical Activity

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     In January 2005, the U.S. government released a new set of dietary guidelines essentially telling us that as Americans get bigger, so does the length of time we need to be physically active. While it’s a little more involved than that, the guidelines from the Department of Agriculture and... more

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Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

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Health Benefits How sweet it is for your health to eat sweet potatoes! Not only do they taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits. Many people think about sweet potatoes as being nothing more than plain old potatoes that can tweak our taste buds with some extra... more

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Red Wine

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Red wine, in moderation, has long been thought of as heart healthy. The alcohol and certain substances in red wine called antioxidants may help prevent heart disease by increasing levels of “good” cholesterol and protecting against artery damage. While the news about red wine might sound great if you enjoy... more

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