Nutrition

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 ...

Low Sodium, Potassium & Phosphorus Kidney Disease Diet

What is a kidney disease diet? A kidney disease diet is more correctly known as  renal diet. It includes changes in eating habits that aims to reduce the strain on the kidneys and minimize the imbalances that arise with kidney disease. There are three main points that need to be taken into consideration: Moderate fluid >> Read More ...

Food To Eat and Avoid for Lactose Intolerance Diet

Lactose intolerance is one of the most common maldigestion problems in the world. Yet many people live with the condition and do not know that they have lactose intolerance, and may not even change their diet significantly to be symptom-free. But for those with a greater sensitivity to lactose, avoiding certain foods can >> Read More ...

5 Types Of Foods And Drinks With High Sugar Content

The obesity epidemic facing the world today is almost entirely due to a single factor – excessive calorie intake through food. A sedentary lifestyle further contributes to weight gain.  Carbohydrates constitute the largest part of our diet and naturally it is the predominant source of calories. The problem lies with >> Read More ...

A Guide Serving Size When Estimating Food Portions

Eating more than we should is a problem in the modern world. It is not only the size that is the problem but the total calorie intake in a day. Often it is much more than what our body needs which explains the obesity epidemic that is seen across the developed world. The problem has reached epidemic proportions and is a >> Read More ...

8 Medical Conditions Where Sodas Should Be Avoided

We constantly hear about the negative health effects of drinking sodas. Too much sugar, too much gas, excessive caffeine and there is even talk about some sodas being as corrosive as drain cleaners. But the fact is that hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people drink soda on a daily basis across the globe. There is >> Read More ...

Ways To Treat Mild To Moderate Dehydration At Home

Dehydration is a common complication of overexposure to heat, strenuous physical activity with profuse perspiration, vomiting and diarrhea. Many of us experience dehydration several times in life, often not realizing that we are dehydrated. In mild cases it can pass relatively easily with oral rehydration solutions but >> Read More ...

Foods To Boost Your Concentration And Brain Functions

Your concentration levels are only one aspect of your mental functioning. It is our ability to focus on a task in front of us and works hand in hand with memory, reasoning, comprehending and decision-making. All of these functions of the brain also work in conjunction with our energy levels, general health status and other >> Read More ...
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