Monthly Archives: December 2010

How Can One Get Rid of Hemorrhoids Permanently?

Hemorrhoids are anatomical structures in the anus that assist in the controlling of bowel movement. The blood vessels are very important components of hemorrhoids. However, there are conditions when these blood vessels become inflamed and swollen (dilated) and are then referred to as piles or strangely enough, hemorrhoids by many. The condition is much disliked […]

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Will Organic Fruit And Vegetables Really Help Ward Off Diabetes Symptoms?

Type 2 diabetes is almost completely preventable and eating more fresh vegetables is often the advice given to diabetics at diagnosis. Although this is the age of organic eating this does not mean the fresh fruit and vegetables in your eating plan need to be organic. It almost looks like the hippies of old have […]

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What Is Insulin Resistance In Type II Diabetes?

When you start getting information on Type 2 Diabetes you may often hear the words insulin resistance thrown about. So what specifically does that term imply? Did you know this medical term refers to the decreased capability of some body cells to utilise insulin to convert blood sugar into glycogen. In a normal biological situation, […]

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What Is the Cause of Scoliosis?

The Problem Scoliosis is a disorder that causes an abnormal curve of the spine, or backbone. The spine has normal curves when looking from the side, but it should appear straight when looking from the front. According to reliable sources in about 80% of cases, the cause of scoliosis is not known. 80%! Wow that […]

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Should You Quit Smoking or Not?

Smoking is an addiction and as any addiction it requires a lot of help and perseverance to get rid of it. The success rate of the stop smoking exercise very much depends on two major factors – (I) what you use as aids to quit smoking, and (II) where from you get help to quit. […]

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How Do You Define Gout and What Are the Symptoms?

Do you have any idea what gout is? To define gout in simple terms, it is just a swelling of at least one joint usually in the big toe. The condition however is very painful and accompanied by heat, redness, and swelling in the affected areas. In most cases, gout attacks happen in the middle […]

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Why Worry?

All of us can find reasons to worry at any one time. We can also develop as many reasons to keep on worrying as we can think of reasons to stop worrying. What do you want to do, worry? Or not worry? Realize first of all that you have a choice. Once you take that […]

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How Often Do People Die Of Diabetes?

If this had been a column in the early part of the 20th century, with someone having written in with that very question, the answer most likely would have basically consisted of, “most every time someone is diagnosed, if they’re lucky they have a few years”. Fortunately for all diabetics of the world, in 1920 […]

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Autism or Allergies – Or Both?

Could there be a link between autism and allergies? Could severe allergies cause an autism misdiagnosis? Could allergies themselves contribute to autism? A lot of things are still unknown about autism but as a parent of a child who was diagnosed at the age of three and by the age of 11, no longer displaying […]

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What’s So Special About Bentonite Clay?

Basically, clay is a natural earthy material, which becomes gelatinous when wet. You can think of clay as a large family of minerals, and within that family, there are sub families, one of which is montmorillonite. In the montmorillonite family, there are sub families, one of which is bentonite. In the bentonite family, there is […]

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