Monthly Archives: April, 2011

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause a chronic ulcers in the colon and rectum. This disease can start at any age but commonly develops between the ages of 15 and 30. The cause of ulcerative colitis is still unknown but a person's immune system, heredity and diet are all considered important ...

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Atherosclerosis and Your Diet

Atherosclerosis is a progressive condition caused by the hardening of the arteries. This condition is most common in older patients, who have stiffened blood vessels that can become clogged with fatty plaque. This condition is considered a natural part of aging and may progress for many years without any noticeable symptoms. However, the severity of ...

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MMR, Chicken Pox and Hib Vaccinations

There are several different vaccinations that your child will be offered at different ages. Deciding on whether or not you will vaccinate your child is not a decision you should make in the doctor’s office. It is best to do some research first to understand what each vaccination entails. Here is some ...

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Polio Vaccinations

Polio is a viral disease that can damage the central nervous system causing paralysis. The severity of this disease can range from mild to serious, depending on the muscles that are affected. Prior to the development of the polio vaccine in 1955, thousands of people were affected with Polio every year. Fortunately, ...

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Vaccinations: DTap or DTP

Vaccinations have become controversial. For the next couple of blogs we will be learning a little more about different vaccinations because whether you are in favor of or against vaccinations, you can benefit from knowing a little about the different vaccinations you or your loved ones may be offered. Here is some important ...

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Helpful and Harmful Additives

Most things you buy from the supermarket, besides produce, has additives. An additive is a substance that does not occur naturally in a food. Most additives found in food today are used as preservatives to prevent spoilage. Vitamins and minerals are also commonly added to foods to replace any nutrients that may have been lost ...

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Good Nutrition for a Long and Healthy Life

While aging is an inevitable fact of life, how you age can be affected by several everyday things. If you want to get older and feel physically younger you need to help your body stay strong. The best way to do this is through diet and exerxcise. Research has shown that good nutrition can slow ...

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Lactation Consultants and Nutrition

There are several protein and non-protein nitrogen compounds that are found in mature breast milk that provide a growing infant with many of the important building blocks of life and good health. Many of the proteins found in mature breast milk are enzymes used to promote digestion or hormones used for growth. ...

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