Category Archives for Diet

What Causes Vitamin D Deficiency?

Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble prohormones with active metabolites. Vitamins D2 and D3 are the two major forms. Sun exposure, food and supplements are  the sources of vitamin D. Calcitriol is an active form of Vitamin D3. It is required for bone growth, bone formation and bone resorption. Inadequate amounts of Vitamin D can lead to thin, brittle and deformed bones. Deficiency is any condition in which insufficient intake of a nutrient results in significant dysfunction or disease; all tissues...

Eating Disorder Treatment

Binge eating is a serious disorder and left untreated can lead to different health problems. For this reason, eating disorder treatments must be seriously considered. Because people afflicted with this condition often have feelings of guilt, the emotional well being is considered part of the treatment too. Psychotherapy This can be in group or individual sessions. The goal is to help change your eating habits. There are many types of psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on the issues...

Vitamin D Deficiency Symptoms

Serious problems could arise if there is not enough vitamin D in the body. Fortunately, this can be cured with the proper diet. Vitamin D Deficiency Signs The most conspicuous symptom is weakness in the bones. This can be felt in the arms, legs and spine. There is also tenderness in the muscles or pelvic area. Some people go through dental deformities. Holes will appear in the teeth and enamel problems will appear. Teeth cavities become extensive. This affects the buildup of teeth. Another major...

8 Reasons You’re Not Losing Weight

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Photo by cvrcak1 It was found that 80 percent of all dieters fail in their diets in the first seven days. The UK food company Alpro did a clinical study in 2013 and found that 10 percent fail after the second day. So if you’re not losing weight, then at least you aren’t alone, right? Wrong. The casual dieter cannot lose weight because of excuses, but the people that really need to lose weight are able to keep the pounds off. The New York Times reported that between 15 and 20 percent...

Dehydration Symptoms

Also referred to as hypohydration, dehydration is a medical condition wherein patients are suffering from excessive loss of water inside their bodies. Numerous factors can lead to this problem including lacrimation, hyperthermia and diarrhea. Meanwhile, it can also be a result of infectious diseases like yellow fever, gastroenteritis and cholera. Early symptoms include decreased blood pressure, muscle cramps and headaches. Here is a closer look at the different minor and major dehydration symptoms,...

Dehydration Treatment

Dehydration or in strict medical terms, hypohydration, is a state wherein the body is excessively lacking body fluids, particularly water. The term is derived from Greek, meaning to get rid of water. Medically however, dehydration can refer to the dearth of any essential fluid within the body of an organism. Dehydration treatments range from simply taking adequate amounts of water for minor cases of dehydration to intravenous applications of essential fluids for more serious cases. This is because...

What Causes Belly Fat?

Definition Belly fat, colloquially known as abdominal obesity or clinical as central obesity, is the accumulation of visceral fat resulting in an increase in waist size. There is a strong correlation between central obesity and cardiovascular disease. Men and women with excessive belly fat have increased risks of life-threatening diabetes, heart disease, and cancers. Causes of Belly Fat Major causes of belly fat are genetics, improper digestion, stress, menopause, slow metabolism, lack of exercise...

Home Remedies for Weight Loss

Weight loss is defined as a persistent decrease in body weight resulting from either voluntary (diet, exercise) or involuntary (result from medical conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis and malabsorption) circumstances. In most cases, weight loss is attributed to the loss of body fat, but in cases of extreme or severe weight loss, protein and other substances in the body can also be depleted. Severe weight loss has serious health implications. As body weight decreases, body functionality...

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