Diindolylmethane for Cancer Prevention

Introduction DIM or Diindolylmethane is a dietary indole (a naturally occurring chemical or phytonutrient) found in a class of vegetables called cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables include brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Another important vegetable which contains this nutrient is broccoli. Though found in small amounts in these vegetables, this naturally occurring phytonutrient has a potent effect in preventing a number …

Testosterone Deficiency

Testosterone is a natural hormone within the human body and very essential for both growth and development. Obviously, men can suffer from deficiency of testosterone, as can women. Studies show that this deficiency is common in the older age group of men (55 years and above). The number of men affected with testosterone deficiency is rising significantly. In the younger …

Morbidity and Complications of Sleep Apnea

The incidence of sleep apnea is as high as 4% of women and 9 % of men in developed countries. Long term effects and complications associated with this condition: 1)      poor sleep during the night with fatigue during daytime hours 2)      effects on the cardiovascular system 3)      effects on nervous system 4)      effects on behavior 5)      sleeping while driving and …

Sleep Apnea Then and Now

Literature has often described obstructive sleep apnea without a full and proper understanding of the condition. The earliest reference to sleep apnea was by Charles Dickens. He mentioned a typical sleep apnea patient in one of his novels as “sleepy Joe”. This was an obese man who would be always snoring during sleep. Because of his condition, he was always …

Prevent Nightime Leg Cramps With This Bedtime Routine

Image via Wikipedia Leg cramps are painful and sometimes scary since it can feel like your body is literally trying to rip its own muscles.  If you do enough research you will find that the cause of leg cramps is not precisely known.  The good news is that so many people are affected by this condition that practically everything has …

Taurox and the Immune System

The human body contains and produces many chemicals which are important to maintain the immune system. The role of the immune system is to fight various pathogens or disease causing agents that bombard the body daily. The main disease causing agents are bacteria, viruses and fungi. Other agents include particles called prions, which have been recently discovered. However, the body’s …

Leg Cramps and Menses

Leg cramps occur due to a wide variety of causes. One important cause is menstruation. During menses, women lose a significant amount of blood. This results in loss of iron (from hemoglobin) and other minerals like potassium and magnesium. During heavy or prolonged menses (polymenorrhoea), this loss is even greater. Depletion of these vital minerals causes increased irritability of the …

2 Quick Recipe Tips

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Treatment of Fibrocystic Breast Disease

The treatment of fibrocystic breast changes is two pronged. The first focus is control of symptoms and the second is correcting the hormonal problems that cause the condition. Treatment of Symptoms There is a certain amount of pain and inflammation associated with fibrocystic breast disease. Drugs such as acetaminophen have been found to be useful in reducing the pain and …

Causes and Types of Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Image via Wikipedia Fibrocystic disease of the breast is a condition that is seen in a large percentage of women from ages 30 to 50, in which the breast becomes painful and lumpy, especially during menses. What is the Cause and How Does this Condition Develop? To understand the causes and the pathology of fibrocystic breast disease, one must first …