In this land of plenty, a conservative estimate calls 4 out of 10 Americans "addicts." Abused substances include sugar, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, prescription drugs and street drugs including pot. Addiction can serve us well once we recognize that substance abuse is a way to obscure honest, peaceful, self-discovery.
ADHD is diagnosed by health professionals who form their opinion by observing a child's behavior. There are no brain scans, blood tests, or anything else definite that is used during diagnosis. The problem with this is there are many other problems that have the same symptoms of ADHD. Only settle for the diagnosis of ADHD after checking out all of these problems and many more.
AIDS is a chronic, life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging or destroying the cells of your immune system, HIV interferes with your body's ability to effectively fight off viruses, bacteria and fungi that cause disease. This makes you more susceptible to opportunistic infections your body would normally resist, such as pneumonia and meningitis, and to certain types of cancers.
"The Alzheimer's type of dementia does respond rather well to chelation therapy. Fifteen Alzheimer's disease patients, in a private clinical setting, were tested first, then administered chelation therapy, and were observed by loved ones to have returned to normal, or near normal, functioning. It was a gratifying experience for everyone involved with the testing and treatment: diagnosticians, clinicians, health care technicians, the patients, plus their family and friends."
This fact sheet answers basic questions about arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) has other fact sheets and booklets that provide more information about specific forms of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. NIAMS also has information about exercise and arthritis, pain and arthritis, and diet and arthritis.
Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in this country. It affects millions of adults and half of all people age 65 and older. Arthritis causes pain and loss of movement. It can affect joints in any part of the body. It often is a chronic disease, which means that it can affect you over a long period of time. The more serious forms can cause swelling, warmth, redness, and pain.Autism - What is Autism?
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions, and leisure or play activities.
Type A influenza viruses can infect several animal species, including birds, pigs, horses, seals and whales. Influenza viruses that infect birds are called “avian influenza viruses.” Birds are an especially important species because all known subtypes of influenza A viruses circulate among wild birds, which are considered the natural hosts for influenza A viruses. Avian influenza viruses do not usually directly infect humans or circulate among humans.
In breast cancer, cells in your breast begin growing abnormally - often for unknown reasons. These cells divide more rapidly than healthy cells and may spread through your breast or into other parts of your body. The most common type of breast cancer begins in the ducts designed to carry milk after childbirth, but cancer may also occur in the small sacs that produce milk (lobules) or in other breast tissue.
Candidiasis has been around for thousands of years, but it's only since the advent of antibiotics that it has become a virtual epidemic. Antibiotics are a factor in the development of candidiasis because they kill off the friendly bacteria in our systems that keep the common yeast, Candida albicans, under control. When the Candida yeast overgrows its bounds, it causes a variety of symptoms that can range from general fatigue, gas, bloating, diarrhea, and frequent vaginal infections in women.
Candida is a yeast, which is normally present in the bowel. It feeds on sugars, simple carbohydrates and fermented products like alcohol and cheese. Everyone has Candida in the gut but the problem with it only occurs when the numbers gets out of control. Causes for this can be: too many antibiotics, a hormone imbalance (the pill is a major factor in this) stress and poor nutrition. These affect the balance of organisms in the gut and allow the bad ones to multiply. Candida/yeast/fungi
Yeasts, tiny fungi-like organisms found on plant leaves, flowers and in soil and saltwater, assist in the decomposition and recycling of plants and algal. Yeasts also play an important role in human culture and history - imagine a world devoid of beer, wine and bread. Commercially, yeasts produce alcoholic beverages by fermenting rice, wheat, barley, and corn, and in the baking industry they are used to help dough to rise. Brewer's yeast - a rich source of protein, B vitamins, niacin, and folic acid - is often taken as a supplement. Candida/yeast/fungi
In Part I of the Candida Yeast Protection Program we covered the symptoms of yeast overgrowth that afflict close to 80 million Americans each year. This month we outline a five-phase treatment program designed to free the body of Candida and prevent future recurrences. Phase I deals with starving Candida through dietary modification. Foods to avoid and foods to eat freely will be discussed in detail. Phase II deals with killing Candida with fatty acids, herbal concentrates and antifungal drugs. Phase III involves counteracting the toxic reactions to dying yeast cells with fluids, fiber, activated charcoal, digestive aids and nutritional supplements. Candida/yeast/fungi
Constipation can undermine the whole body and it is now known that irregular bowel movements are directly related to serious health conditions. Constipation does not have to be a problem if you will practice prevention with your children and implement the suggestions found in this article.
If you experience constipation for more than 1 week, you should consult your healthcare provider to determine the cause of your problem. Most people are suffering as a result of lifestyle changes and choices. For some people, though, constipation can signal a more serious problem such as a bowel obstruction or even colon cancer. If your bowel movements smell foul it is your body giving you a warning signal! Listen to your body.
If you’re like many Americans, constipation is something you’ve experienced. Over 4 million people each year report being constipated. Cases of colon cancer are rising steadily. To understand why you may be suffering, you first need to know exactly what constipation means.
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your body doesn't make enough of a hormone called insulin, or if your body doesn't use insulin the right way. If left untreated, it may result in blindness, heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure and amputations. Only half of the people who have diabetes are diagnosed because in the early stages of diabetes, there are few symptoms, or the symptoms may be the same as in other health conditions.
Since the introduction of potent antiretroviral therapy, HIV has been successfully converted from a uniformly fatal illness to a manageable chronic infection. Correspondingly, during the past 6 years the opportunistic infections that complicate profound immunosuppression have been replaced with newer forms of morbidity and even mortality.
Hypothyroidism or under active thyroid is a disease resulting from deficiency of thyroid hormone secretion. It manifests as lowered basal metabolism generally and to a lesser degree as cretinism. Symptoms may include obesity, dry skin and hair, both of which tend to be lusterless, low blood pressure, slow pulse, sluggishness of all functions, depressed muscular activity and goiter. It is measured in the laboratory with a TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) test.
Osteoporosis is much more common in women than it is in men. This is because women have less bone mass than men, they tend to live longer and take in less calcium, and they need the female hormone estrogen to keep their bones strong. If men live long enough, they also are at risk of getting osteoporosis.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). SARS was first reported in Asia in February 2003. Over the next few months, the illness spread to more than two dozen countries in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia before the SARS global outbreak of 2003 was contained. This fact sheet gives basic information about the illness and what CDC has done to control SARS in the United States.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness that was recognized as a global threat in March 2003, after first appearing in Southern China in November 2002.
Stomach cancer, which is also called gastric cancer, is the growth of cells that are not normal in the lining and wall of the stomach. The stomach is the organ where food is digested.