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Diet and nutrition

Diet and nutrition, or ‘what we eat’ is the science (and art!) of nurturing the human body to reach its full potential. As a field of study, diet and nutrition is garnering more attention these days even as scientists discover how much of our health really depends on watching what we’re eating.

Brainstorm for ideas on how to beat the challenges of living healthy, with professionals and lay people in our Diet and Nutrition Online Support Group.
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Super Foods

Super foods are foods that, if eaten regularly, lower the risk of many lifestyle diseases like heart disease and diabetes, improve immunity, and even, proponents claim, put you in a better mood. Broccoli, beans, peas, apples, oats, spinach, tea, and yogurt have been called super foods.

Talk with other interested people and professionals by joining our online group on super foods.

Tapeworm Infections

Tapeworm infections are caused by the ingestion of tapeworm eggs or larvae from undercooked meat. The eggs and larvae usually develop into adult tapeworms within the intestines. They can cause diarrhea, vomiting, and failure to gain weight. If the eggs travel to the liver or other organs, the infection can be life threatening.

Join this online group on tapeworm infections to learn more by talking to doctors, public health specialists, and others concerned with tapeworm infections.

The Cabbage Diet

The cabbage diet involves eating as much cabbage and drinking as much water as you want every day for one week – and very few other things. Proponents claim it can help you lose up to 10lbs (almost 5 kg) in a week. But because the diet is so restricted, it is not safe to follow for more than a week.

Learn more about this by joining our online group on the cabbage diet and talking to healthcare professionals and people who have tried the diet.

The Detox diet

Sounds spiritual! Doesn't it? Sadly or not, that is not the case. Well, the detox diet is not like the middle path popularised by Lord Buddha but is another in the ever expanding list of weight loss programmes. Endorsed by celebrities and so naturally worshipped by their fan following: the detox diet gains its popularity. ... Read More

The Macrobiotic Diet

These days various new types of diets are being advocated and popularised. These diets have certain principles and rules which have to be followed to get maximum benefits. They are based on individual or group ideologies. The first thing one should do when looking into the macrobiotic diet is to drop the word "diet" and add the word "lifestyle", for it is much more than a simple food plan to be follo ... Read More

The Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet is a take-off on the traditional food patterns of Greece, Crete and southern Italy. Though its most characteristic feature is the use of olive oil, the Mediterranean diet is more than just that. It lays emphasis on the consumption of fruits, vegetables, legumes, cereals and dairy (in moderate amounts).

Speak to people who’ve taken the diet.

The WaterMelon: Top Five ‘Refreshing and Nourishing‘ Health Facts

The benefits of the watermelon are innumerable. Not only is the healthy fruit packed with nutrients, it is also a great stress buster and can work wonders as an aphrodisiac. Make it an essential part of your summer diet!

Learn more on the benefits of this wonderful fruit at this support group.

Toxoplasmosis

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease which is known to infect warm-blooded animals, including Homo sapiens. Caused by the protozoan Toxoplasma gondii, cats have proved to be generous hosts to the parasite.

Learn more about toxoplasmosis, its diagnosis and modern treatment options by joining our support group.

Vitamin B-12

Part of the Vitamin B complex group, Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin. It has important roles to play in the normal functioning of the nervous system, especially the brain and in the synthesis of blood and energy production.

Our support group can tell you more about vitamin B12, and their benefits.

Vitamin B-6

Vitamin B-6 or pyridoxine as it is called, belongs to the class of vitamins, called B-complex. It is a water-soluble vitamin that exists in three forms: pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine. Pyridoxine is the most commonly used form in vitamin supplements. The chemical name for pyridoxine is 2-methyl-3-OH-4, 5-dihydroxymet pyrinidine. The other two forms of the vitamin contain an aldehyde group (py ... Read More







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