Nutrition

Foods to Eat to Stop Diarrhea (Diarrhea Diet)

There is a common misconception that solid foods should be stopped when diarrhea is present. This is not true. Solid foods should only be avoided if or when there is vomiting to prevent vomited food entering the airways and causing conditions like aspiration pneumonia. For diarrhea, solid foods should be eaten although a >> Read More ...

Vitamin E Deficiency Symptoms, Dose, Foods To Eat

There is still some debate whether vitamin E supplementation is necessary or not. The conflicting reports sometimes make it seem like vitamin E is not as necessary for health and wellbeing as other vitamins. However, this is untrue. Vitamin E plays an important role in the body and deficiencies will lead to a host of >> Read More ...

Increased Thirst (Polydipsia) Causes of Excessive Thirstiness

Thirst is the body’s way of signaling that it needs fluids. Sometimes it is heightened when the fluid content in the body is too low and there is no fluid intake. The intensity of the the thirst is somewhat proportional to the low level of fluid in content in the body. In other words, the less fluid there is in the >> Read More ...

Loss of Appetite In The Elderly Reasons and Causes

A gradual reduction in appetite with advancing age is not usually a cause for concern. Most seniors will eat less because of lower energy requirements with advancing age. In fact this is considered as a relatively normal part of health aging. However, there comes a point where this reduction in appetite should be >> Read More ...

Fish and Shellfish Poisoning – Types, Causes and Symptoms

What is fish poisoning? Fish poisoning is any illness caused by toxins consumed in seafood, either fish or shellfish. Some of these toxins may be found in just about any food, be it meat, fruit or vegetables. But seafood may also contain specific toxins that cause illnesses when consumed by humans. This is known as marine >> Read More ...
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