Media and advertising, fashion models, and movie stars make you believe that big breasts are more attractive and make you look more ‘womanly’. If you have a bigger bust size, you’re likely to impress people more. Having small breasts, or changes in your bust size especially with age, after breastfeeding[.....]
Black poop is caused by two main reasons. It could be something that you just ate or it could be something more complicated than that. There are several medical reasons why your stool is black and almost tarry. If you have abdominal pain, diarrhea, or a fever with black stool, please visit a doctor immediately.
Baking soda and lemon have potential in the treatment of the dreaded 'C.' Although further studies are required, get some of this good stuff in your system.
Most often your body shows signs that might be signalling the onslaught of a bigger health concern. Listening to your body may bring to your notice things that are different, odd or unexplained. Many cancer signs mimic symptoms of other diseases and is most often brushed aside. Here are 10[.....]
Though not very common, ovarian cancer is still the fifth leading cause of deaths due to cancer. For the longest time, it was considered a “silent killer” because most people believed that symptoms wouldn't show up until it was too late. However, several scientific studies have debunked this myth. It's not that the symptoms don't show up early enough, it's just that they are often mistaken for other common diseases. Here are some early signs and risk factors of ovarian cancer you should watch out for.
Simple things like dehydration or something you ate (fava beans, beets, blackberries, rhubarb) can give your urine a darker color. So can urinary tract infections, liver diseases, gallstones, kidney stones, an enlarged prostate gland, and cancer. So if your urine's dark and you’ve ruled out the obvious things like dehydration and certain foods then it might be a good idea to visit a doctor.
Mulberries have phytochemicals that lower LDL ("bad") cholesterol, reduce triglycerides, and raise HDL ("good") cholesterol. The fiber in them also helps, while suppressing appetite and promoting weight loss. Additionally, your insulin resistance can improve with mulberries. This is useful if you’re trying to prevent type 2 diabetes. Because these fruits are packed with antioxidants, they fight free radicals and prevent cancer. They also protect your brain from oxidative stress linked to mental decline.
New spots, sores, ulcers, or patches of skin that bleed easily, or cuts that don't seem to heal – these are all possible signs of skin cancers. But how do you know if you’re dealing with some other skin problem or a cancer? Learn to recognize the characteristic “ABCDE” that defines a melanoma, the translucent appearance and fragile skin of a basal cell carcinoma, and the wart-like crusty look of a squamous cell carcinoma. This will help you spot the problem early and get treatment in time.
Pistachios have antioxidants like catechin and gallic acid, which fight free radicals. Some antioxidants are in the skins, so don’t toss them. Most of the fat in pistachios are unsaturated, which will reduce your cholesterol and blood pressure. Their high protein and fiber content will also help you lose weight by increasing satiety. If you’re at risk for diabetes, eat pistachios for lower postprandial glucose. These nuts protect your eyes and bones thanks to their carotenoids and minerals.
Over the last few years, grapefruit has been under scrutiny because of some its possible side effects. If you’re someone who enjoys having a glass of grapefruit juice with your breakfast, these side effects might give you some cause for concern. The good news is that grapefruit is generally safe[.....]
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) of estrogen and/or progesterone can relieve unpleasant menopausal symptoms. However, it can cause digestive issues, breast tenderness, and leg cramps. These side effects usually go away within a few months. More serious risks include gallbladder disease and heart problems, especially if you smoke. Estrogen-only HRT is linked to endometrial cancer, but duration of both hormones is associated with breast cancer. Blood clots, or venous thrombosis, is likely if you have previous risks or take oral HRT.
Disorders of the pancreas can bring on severe abdominal pain and even result in long-term problems like diabetes. With pancreatic cancer being a leading cause of death in men and women, it is vital to ensure that your pancreas is supported with healing foods. The right diet and correct mix of foods can help improve the health of your pancreas and, by extension, your overall health too.
Milk thistle’s benefits come from its active compound silymarin. This substance can protect the liver and reverse damage by regenerating cells and tissue. It’s also an antioxidant, so it can kill cancer cells and offer protection from oxidative stress. This anti-cancer effect extends to the skin, as silymarin prevents damage from UV rays. And thanks to silymarin’s anti-inflammatory properties, breakouts and hay fever can be relieved with milk thistle.
Mangosteens… It’s likely that many haven’t heard of this fruit. The fruit is difficult to find because it’s seasonal and import-only at that! So in all likelihood, you’re probably thinking, “If it’s so rare and I’ve done well without it so far, do I really need it in my diet[.....]
Chemotherapy works to destroy the rapidly dividing cancer cells in the body but in the process, it also affects the healthy ones leading to many side effects. While hair loss and anemia are the most common ones, other short-term side effects include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue. Fertility issues, as well as issues with bones like osteoporosis are also noticed.
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