Diet & Nutrition

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Honey - The Natural Broadspectrum

Honey is set fair to be the new medical champion in hospitals. Latest research claims that it could help combat the potentially lethal rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are proving notoriously difficult to treat when they appear in infections. By studying the way bacteria protect themselves from attack by forming slimy clumps, the scientists have discovered that honey may be an effective...

The Role of Schools in Preventing Childhood Obesity

The Role of Schools in Preventing Childhood Obesity Headlines across the nation proclaim news that educators have seen with their own eyes during the past two decades: children in the United States are getting heavier and heavier. Accompanying stories in this issue of the Standard describe the negative consequences of this trend on the physical health and self-esteem of our nation’s young people, as well as the financial burden that the obesity...

Venomous Bites and Stings

Certain animals can inject venom (poison) through mouth parts or a stinging apparatus. These animals usually do not bite or sting a per-son unless they are provoked or otherwise disturbed in some way. Poisonous Snake Bites About 25 species of venomous (poisonous) snakes are native to the United States. They include pit vipers (rattlesnakes, copper-heads, and cottonmouths), coral snakes, and a few...

Change Your Eating Habits During Pregnancy

Many women have the perception of pregnancy as the sole time during their lives when they don't have to diet and can eat whatever they want. It's true that pregnant women need a moderate amount of added calories, but if "eating anything" means eating a high percentage of junk food and sugar-laden desserts, then maybe it's time to reassess your overall eating habits. "Pregnancy is an ideal time to...

Recipes for The Light Diet Lunch

Recipe 1 Asparagus Soup (Serves 4) 250ml milk, 500gms thick asparagus puree, flavouring such as cinnamon and nutmeg, 2tbsp chopped coriander leaves. To make the pure the asparagus shoud be boiled in the minmum amount of water and then sieved. Combine the milk and puree just before serving. Enriched milk may be used Creamed Hilsha roes on toast(serves 4) 8 pieces hilsha roes, 125 ml milk, 1 ½...

Bacterial Food Poisoning

Food borne illness is an ever-present threat that can be prevented with proper care and handling of food products. It is estimated that between 24 and 81 million cases of food borne diarrhea disease occur each year in the United States, costing between $5 billion and $17 billion in medical care and lost productivity. Chemicals, heavy metals, parasites, fungi, viruses and bacteria can cause food...

Cestode Infections: Essentials of Diagnosis

Finding of segments in clothing or bedding. Most infections asymptomatic; occasionally diarrhea or vague abdominal pains. Characteristic eggs or segments in the stool. Rarely (in cysticercosis), seizures, mental deterioration, signs and symptoms of internal hydrocephalus. General Considerations A number of species of adult tapeworms have been recorded as human parasites, but only 6 infect man...

Diet for STD/HIV/AIDS Patients

Diet for STD/HIV/AIDS Patients There is, as our readers well know, no nutritional regimen that can prevent STD/HIV/AIDs. But a dietary plan that can help avoid complications in afflicted patients such as Anorexia, Nausea/vomiting/diarrhoea/ulcers can be devised to help treatment and in convalescence. The normal diet has to be to be modified by concentrating on simple cooking methods, leaving out highly seasoned and spiced...

Foods Helpful for the TB Patient

Fresh fruits and vegetables for vitamins A and C and other antioxidants. Strive to have five to nine servings each day. Fatty fish like pangash and hilsha for vitamin D. Other good sources are eggs, fortified milk, and margarine. Eat three servings daily Lean meats, poultry, fish and eggs for protein, which is needed to heal damaged tissue. The diet should provide at least two servings daily...

All About Liver

All About Liver Your liver is for life. You have only one and though it is unique in its ability to regenerate, it can only survive limited damage - so it does need looking after. Place your right hand over the area under your ribs on the right side of your body and it will just about cover the area of the liver. The liver is the largest gland, and solid organ in the body, weighing some 1.8 kgs in a men and 1.3...

Eating Disorders and Infertility

Eating Disorders and Infertility As many of us have found as we battle this foe called "infertility, ú so many factors can play a part in whether or not we will be able to conceive. Unfortunately, here is an additional aspect to consider. Eating disorders affect more than 5 million American women in their teens through child-bearing years. Unfortunately, these millions of women may not even know that their fertility, in addition...

Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition

During the first few years of life, it's vital to meet a child's nutritional needs in order to ensure proper growth and also to establish a lifelong habit of healthy eating. Eating a meal should be both a healthy and an enjoyable occasion -a fact that many parents may overlook when planning a meal for their growing children. Instead of a fast meal (especially one short in nutritional value) that...

Diet in Old Age

A healthy, active, old person does not need any special diet. Familiar foods and eating habits are very important to their happiness and well-being. It is unwise to suggest changes unless there are very compelling reasons. There are, however, various circumstances which bring about changes in old people's eating habits, gradually leading to poor nutrition and a decline in health. Among the causes...

A Culinary Delicacy

Rose, a Culinary Delicacy by Maureen Rogers May the queen of flowers, reign too in the kitchen! What's in a name? That which we call a rose Would by any other name smell as sweet. Rose water and rose syrup, made from rose petals, are used in numerous Middle Eastern and Indian pastries and confections and are available from specialty stores and ethnic markets. Rose petals are used in making...

Diet for Depressions, Moods and Phobias

Individuals with depression often fail to take care of themselves, neglecting their appearance and eating irregularly. Nutritious food is needed by the human body to cope with any disease, but unfortunately, depressed people are especially likely to be careless about their nutrition. Individuals suffering from depression should eat plenty of high grade proteins, such as meat, dairy products, eggs...

Diabetic Diet

What is it ? Diabetes is a disorder where the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood is raised above normal. There are two types of diabetes. In type 1 (insulin dependent diabetes) insulin injections are essential. Type 2 (non-insulin dependent diabetes can be controlled either by diet alone or with additional tablets, although some patients require insulin. Diet is of utmost importance for both...

Nutritional Needs for Pregnant Women and Babies

Nutritional deficiencies in pregnant mothers, most often in the developing nations, cause complications during pregnancy and at birth and has long-term effects on the health of the child and the mother. At no other time in a woman's life is good nutrition more essential than during pregnancy. While the need for calories increases by 15 per cent, the requirement for some nutrients more than...

Safe Water, Basic Sanitation And Waste Management In Health-Care Settings

The month of October every year is observed as the sanitation month by the government of Bangladesh. The ministry of LGRD and Cooperatives along with the Department of Public Health Engineering, UNICEF and WHO undertakes a number of programmes to review the progress of works concerning safe water supply, arsenic mitigation, waste management and installation of sanitary latrines throughout the...

Herbal Vinegars

Aromatic Delights From Your Garden Capture Their Nourishing Goodness! A pantry full of herbal vinegars is a constant delight. Preserving fresh herbs and roots in vinegar is an easy way to capture their nourishing goodness. It's easy, too. You don't even have to have an herb garden. Basic Herbal Vinegar Takes 5 minutes plus 6 weeks to prepare. You will need: glass or plastic jar of any size up...

Brain Disorders and Nutrition

Stroke Each year more than 5 million people worldwide suffer strokes and over 100,000 lives are claimed. The death rate for strokes has been cut down to less than half of what was fifty years ago, thanks largely to a better understanding of the underlying causes, especially the key risk factors, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, arteriosclerosis and diabetes. A number of unhealthy...