What Are The Therapeutic Uses of Keto Diet?

Ketogenic diets are commonly considered to be a useful tool for weight control and many studies suggest that they could be more efficient than low-fat diets, although there is not concordance in the literature about their absolute effectiveness and even some doubts raised about safety. But there is a ‘hidden face' of the ketogenic diet: its broader therapeutic action.

Cardiovascular Risk Reduction at a Glance

Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is globally defined as coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, or peripheral arterial disease presumed to be of atherosclerotic origin and it is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality for individuals with or without diabetes and is the largest contributor to the direct and indirect catastrophic costs of cardiovascular disorder. Very common conditions coexisting into the cardiovascular risk (e.g., obesity, hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia) are clear risk factors for ASCVD, and diabetes itself confers independent risk. Numerous studies have shown the efficacy of controlling individual cardiovascular risk factors in preventing or slowing ASCVD in people with these disorders.

Krill Oil versus Fish Oil

Fish oil and krill oil both contain two types of omega-3s: DHA and EPA. Although fish oil has a higher concentration of DHA and EPA than krill oil, the DHA and EPA in krill oil is thought to have more antioxidants and be more absorbable by the body.

Symptoms of Diabetes

Symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, increased urination, weight loss, and fatigue. It is important to recognize these symptoms because if left untreated, diabetes can cause coma and even death.

NSAIDs: The Painful Truth Behind Painkillers

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDs may offer temporary relief for chronic pain, but this comes with a list of side effects ranging from gastrointestinal problems to cardiovascular problems and premature death.

Hidden Dangers in Personal Care Products

Your skin is your largest organ, and anything you put on it should contain only the best and safest ingredients from nature.

7 Superb Superfoods to Power Up Your Life

The term “superfood” was first coined in 2004 by Dr. Steven Pratt, author of Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life. According to Dr. Pratt, superfoods should meet these qualifications; should be readily available, should contain essential nutrients known to enhance longevity and should have health benefits supported by peer-reviewed, scientific studies.

The Best Food Sources of Potassium

Potassium is making headlines for its role in your blood pressure health. Make sure your diet includes foods high in potassium, including white beans, Swiss chard, and avocado.

Causes of Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any age, in any country. Antibiotic resistance occurs naturally, but misuse of antibiotics in humans and animals is accelerating the process.

Ageing and Health

People worldwide are living longer. Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015. Today, 125 million people are aged 80 years or older. By 2050, there will be almost this many (120 million) living in China alone, and 434 million people in this age group worldwide. By 2050, 80% of all older people will live in low- and middle-income countries.

IDF Diabetes Atlas Eighth Edition 2017

At present, nearly half a billion people live with diabetes. Low and middle income countries carry almost 80% of the diabetes burden. Rapid urbanization, unhealthy diets and increasingly sedentary lifestyles have resulted in previously unheard higher rates of obesity and diabetes and many countries do not have adequate resources to provide preventive or medical care for their populations.

9 Unhealthy Foods to Avoid

This infographic uncovers shocking facts about unhealthy foods found in your local grocery stores, and why you should absolutely keep away from them.