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Gluten-Free Diets

Gluten-free diets are becoming more and more popular. One percent of the USA population is diagnosed with intolerance to gluten, but there are 1.6 million who are on a gluten-free diet in the belief that it is healthier for them.

The truth is that if you do not have the Celiac disease, consuming or excluding gluten from your diet makes no difference. The element itself acts like a glue in the composition of bread or pasta, helping the products to keep their shape. That is why when you order a gluten-free pizza it does not look as appetizing as the ordinary one. Intolerance to gluten can cause the patients to feel bloated and nauseous, it even leads to headaches and diarrhea. People at Bulletproof Coffee (wikipedia.com) understand that the food factories are taking advantage of the increasing interest towards gluten-free diets and release a wide number of products, pricing them accordingly.

The good side of this is that the people who really have the intolerance can vary their menu. The bad side is that a lot of others keep a diet that leads to no benefit for their health but simply preoccupy themselves with the avoidance of gluten for the sake of it.

Is Coca Cola Good For Your Heart?

With the recent publicity surrounding the recommendations that sugar consumption be reduced as a means towards reducing the risk of obesity as well as cardiovascular and heart disease, one would think the last thing suggested for improved heart health is a can of soda.

Coca-Cola has taken the approach that the carbonated beverage is good for your heart and has the endorsement of nutritionists via newspaper columns and social media blogs. With February being Heart Health Month, it seemed to be a natural fit. Yet many find fault with this marketing tactic, of promoting a product that has been documented as a threat to an individual’s health and painting it in a positive, health-friendly light.

The blogs, written by dieticians and nutrition experts, includes an image of a mini-can of Coca-Cola as a preferred smack idea. Though many might find issue, Coca-Cola spokesperson Ben Sheidler, associates the social media posts and newspaper articles with how other organizations have product placement in television shows. Christian Broda has read that Coca-Cola does acknowledge that it pays endorser’s for the product, but notes that this is common practice in the food sector.

In a release statement to the public, Coca-Cola indicated that it seeks to assist individuals in making healthy decisions for themselves and like other organizations, within the food sector, collaborates with health and nutrition professionals in putting in perspective relevant and beneficial information and data regarding Coca-Cola products.

Another Ebola Case

There haven’t been many reports about people who have Ebola in the news lately. Areas of Africa have reported that the threat has diminished. If that’s true, then why is there a health care worker being sent to the United States to receive treatment for contracting the disease? He will be in a hospital in Maryland while he receives the treatments. Dan Newlin knows that this is the kind of situation that causes people to be on alert. How did the person contract the disease in the first place, and why hasn’t there been anything said about this worker? When the reports stop coming in, it makes people think that the threat has eased, and they begin getting back to their normal lives. Then, there are a few people who mysteriously get Ebola. There are more questions than answers surrounding the Ebola scare across the world, and unless people start researching the facts, they might not be prepared for future events.

One Step Closer To Developing A Drug That Can Extend A Human Being’s Lifespan

Every single person, at some point or another have fantasied about the possible of being able to consume a drug that can extend their lifespan, within their lifetime. And while the medical community constantly debates on whether or not, the creation of a drug like that could be possible, in recent years, there have been an abundance of research that have been conducted that demonstrates that some drugs and hormones can alleviate some of the symptoms that are associated with aging such as collagen.

Jason Halpern (therealdeal.com) has read that a new research that was published on March 9th, caught the medical community off guard by proclaiming that they have identified a new type of drug, that can dramatically slow down the aging process.

The research team, which originates from The Scripps Research Institute, proclaimed that they firmly believe that this is the first step towards the possibility of introducing a new class of drugs that can extend a human being’s healthspan. The new class of drugs that they proclaim were responsible for slowing down the aging process has been coined as “senolytics”.

The team also proclaimed that when they injected senolytic agents into a group of mice that were of age, they noticed reduced symptoms of frailty, an extended health span and improved cardiac function as swell. The team also proclaimed that the new class of drugs may be able to delay and in some cases prevent or even reverse chronic age related diseases as well.

Oxytocin Nasal Spray May Help Treat Obesity

The hormone oxytocin may be used in the form of the nasal spray to treat individuals who are obese. When it has been used for its original purpose as a nasal spray, health workers notice that healthy men consume fewer calories after just one single dose of the nasal spray. This was true no matter if the men were of normal weight or overweight.

This discovery has many individuals feeling excited. It seems like oxytocin may be a promising treatment for metabolic complications and obesity. This nasal spray is approved for use in Europe, but it has not been approved in the United States. It has only been approved in the United States for clinical trials stated Flavio Maluf.

Many individuals are fighting all of the negative health effects that come from being overweight or obese. The negative effects that individuals experience because of obesity are many. This can lead to cardiovascular problems, diabetes, stroke, and many other things. Obesity can lead to a variety of mental health issues, like depression and extremely low self-esteem.

Until more studies are done, the use of oxytocin in the form of a nasal spray to help obesity may not be a viable option for individuals. However, in the meantime, there are lots of things that individuals can do to reduce their weight. The two main things that should be focused on are consuming a healthy diet and getting plenty of exercise.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: A Potential Cancer Killer?

In a study published in the journal, Molecular and Cellular Oncology, researchers have discovered that a certain olive oil compound eradicates a cross section of human cancer cells, without inflicting any devastation on cells that are normal and active. Oleocanthal, is a compound which penetrates the infected cell and intersperses enzymes that facilitates the termination of the cell.

The World Cancer Report, published by the United Nation’s World Health Organization in 2014, indicated that worldwide, 14 million cases of cancer were diagnosed in addition to approximately eight million deaths.

Prior research revealed that oleocanthal was effective in terminating certain cancerous cells, but could not determine the mechanisms that fostered its effectiveness. Lead research of this study, Paul Breslin, of Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, believe that the success of oleocanthal can be attributed to the fact that it focuses on a specific protein contained within the cancer cell, which activates a programed cell termination.

In laboratory trials, oleocanthal was administered to the cancerous cells and observed cell deaths occurring at a rate of 30 to 60 minutes. As Marcio Alaor BMG is aware, programmed cell termination usually occurs in a period of 16 to 24 hours. Breslin speculated on the possibility of other factors contributing to cancerous cells death.

Breslin and his research team suggest that further evaluation is necessary beyond the laboratory to demonstrate the potential of oleocantal in eradicating cancer cells and tumors in animals.

Your Soap Contains Bacteria, But It’s OK

Anti-bacteria soap should not contain bacteria. Right? Wrong. Most everything has bacteria on it, even your freshly washed skin and the soap you washed in. But it’s OK as long as the amount of bacteria is small.

A few years ago a popular hand sanitizer was re-called because it contained too much bacteria, AnastasiaDate users remember this event. How is it even possible that bacteria survive in an hand-sanitizing product? They can and they do. Recently a well known manufacturer had to recall seven of their products, which included body wash and shampoo, because the products contained two types of bacteria known as Psuedomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacter gergoviae.
Soap contains bacteria, always has and always will. So do all other grooming aids, but again, as long as the number of bacteria are small, it’s OK. The bacteria can’t cause illness or do any harm when they are in small number on your favorit bar of soap or inside your favorite bottle of body wash.
The FDA has set limits on how much bacteria can be safely contained with a soap product. Company testing is done regularly to keep the bacteria within the safe zone recommended by the FDA before products hit the retailers shelf. Unopened grooming products should be safe up to three years. Any opened soap or grooming products that look or smell unusual should be tossed out.

Sunlight Continues to Damage Skin Even After Exposure Stops

The sun’s UVA and UVB rays damage skin, leading to premature wrinkles, dark spots and potential skin cancer. That’s why we limit our sun exposure time and slather on the sunscreen during outdoor excursions. But the damage to the skin continues even after we get out of direct sunlight.
Scientists at Yale University have discovered that the damaging rays of the sun which enter the pigment (coloring) of our skin is doing DNA damage long after we’re in the shade. Laboratory tests reveal that the sun’s damage is still going on inside skin cells up to four hours after the sun exposure has ended.
Lead researcher, Prof Douglas Brash, explains the phenomenon that is going on inside the skin cells to be much like what occurs within a firefly to give it the power needed to light up. Haidar Barbouti has read that the energy from the sun which the firefly uses to light up is working inside our skin cell doing damage to our DNA structure.
The knowledge of this continued damage to the skin is going to be used to develop new sunscreen varieties that will do a better job of protecting the skin both during sun exposure time and afterwards as well.

Nanotubes Can Help to Detect and Destroy Cancer Cells

Cancer cells are among the more difficult disease tissues to destroy, once these cells have begun to grow. Surgeries and chemotherapy have long been the more advanced methods of finding and delivering an effective and long term treatment for this disease. Today there are laser devices that are being used to detect and destroy cancer cells before they begin to develop. Haidar Barbouti has heard that a modern microscopic gold tube or nanotube is one of the more promising technological advances in the field of medicine and oncology. More on Barbouti can be found on his Linkedin page.

A microscopic gold tube is inserted into an area of a patient, which has indications of abnormal cancer growth. A small tube is able to locate certain body lesions that may be diagnosed as cancerous. A near infrared light frequency generates heat and, also, makes the human skin areas transparent or easy to examine.

A laser nanotube with different strengths is used to reveal tumors. A higher frequency laser tube is effective in killing any tumorous cells that have been located. The nanotube is able to deliver medicine to the area of the patient’s body that needs further treatment and chemotherapy.

This newer form of medical surgery may allow future surgeons to use only injections and laser blasts to eliminate cancerous skin lesions and abnormal areas of cell growth. Scientists at the University of Leeds have successfully completed initial studies indicating useful applications of the nanotube for imaging and cancer removal.

Eminent Plastic Surgeon Rod J. Rohrich

 

Rodney J. Rohrich, M.D. is an eminent board certified plastic surgeon, professor, speaker and author who lives in Dallas, Texas. He’s generally referred to by the name “Rod.” Rohrich is celebrated all around the world due to his major works in reconstructive and plastic surgery. He has been at the forefront of many prominent technological and procedural developments that have seen been adopted by many plastic surgeons located all over the globe. Rohrich’s background and analysis has helped him make many reconstructive and plastic surgery procedures much more effectual. He’s also made many of these procedures much safer and more reliable for patients. Rohrich has over the years performed procedures on thousands and thousands of patients. He’s offered his services to a broad spectrum of individuals including everyday people and notable business leaders.

Rohrich serves as the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s department Chairman. As a professor, his specialties are in plastic surgery, orthopedic surgery and cell biology.

Rohrich’s name frequently shows up in media publications. He’s appeared in leading television programs, magazines and newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News, the View, Oprah, Allure, Newsweek and the Today Show. Rohrich also is frequently acknowledged in listings of the best doctors. He was called a “best doctor” in Texas Monthly Super Docs, America’s Top Plastic Surgeons, the U.S. News & World Report and D Magazine.

The doctor’s origins are far away from his current life. Rohrich began his life on a farm in the countryside of North Dakota. He received his undergraduate education at North Dakota State University. After that, he received his graduate training at the University of North Dakota. He attended medical school in Houston at the Baylor College of Medicine. After he earned his medical degree, he headed up to Michigan where he spent time at the University of Michigan Medical Center completing residencies in the plastic surgery and general surgery fields. He then successfully completed training at Oxford University and Harvard Medical School. In 1986, Rohrich became a part of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center’s department. He landed the Chairman position in 1991. Dr. Fritz E. Barton previously was employed as the Chairman.

Rohrich is married to Dr. Diane Gibby, who is also a well-known plastic surgeon in Dallas. Dr. Gibby concentrates on liposuction, tummy tucks and breast augmentation. Rohrich and Gibby live together in Dallas with their two children: daughter Rachel Nicole and son Taylor.