Are Eggs Good Or Bad? The Verdict

Over the years there have been several health scares concerning hen’s eggs. The two main concerns have been Salmonellosis, food poisoning caused by the Salmonella bacteria and those of cholesterol. Other concerns are that because of the cholesterol in eggs, eating them could increase the risks of heart disease and strokes.
The Salmonella bacteria can be found in eggs that are clean and uncracked as well as damaged ones, but cooking eggs well will kill the bacteria. If you eat raw eggs, then make sure they are organic as these have less risk of contamination, especially if they are from your own hens which have been fed on flax seeds which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Having a fried egg sunny-side up is perhaps not such a good idea, but a hard boiled, scrambled or poached eggs shouldn’t harm you.
As for higher cholesterol levels way back in 2007, the British Heart Foundation dropped its former advice to limit your egg consumption to three a week, after new evidence should that the cholesterol in an egg yolk, actually doesn’t increase blood cholesterol by any significant amount. However, the general public is slow to accept that what was once deemed harmful may not necessarily have been so.
In February 2009 Professor Bruce Griffin, of the University of Surrey research team, which had investigated the consumption of eggs said that they are “one of nature’s most nutritionally dense foods” and went on to say that they are a key part of a healthy diet as they are packed with nutrients.
What is a more of a problem for cholesterol levels are the trans fats and saturated fats in people’s diets. So, if you cook your eggs in healthy oil, then you should be fine. The only people who are not recommended to eat them are diabetics and those with existing cardio-vascular diseases. It is generally accepted in medical circles now that people on a low-fat diet can eat one or two eggs a day without adversely affecting their blood cholesterol levels.
In fact eggs are a good source of choline which is lacking in so many Westerners diets. This has positive effects on the brain and memory and on the central nervous system and heart health as it converts homocysteine, which can damage blood vessels into benign substances along with vitamin B12 which is also present in eggs. Choline is necessary for the development of a fetus’ brain so good during pregnancy.
An average large hen’s egg contains 212 milligrams of cholesterol according to the Harvard School of Public Health, and a healthy adult can eat 300 mgs a day, so if you are worried about your cholesterol intake, then limit the amount of dairy foods and red meat you have on days that you eat eggs. However, as eggs are packed with amino acids, vitamins and minerals (they are a good source of selenium) then unless you have an allergy to them, you can include them in your diet without having adverse health effects, if you are a healthy individual.
Eggs also contain lutein and zeaxanthin which help to protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration and the beat-carotene present in them also help protect the retina. Some studies have shown that they are also good for a weight-loss diet as they supply protein and contain only good fats. They are also a good source of molybdenum and contain iodine and chromium, as well as calcium and iron, among other minerals.
The verdict is that you can eat eggs safely if you are a healthy person, and to avoid salmonella poisoning, you should thoroughly clean cooking utensils and kitchen counters that have come into contact with a raw one. Don’t pig out on them as with everything else, eat them in moderation, if only to have variety in your diet.

Top Reactive Arthritis Secrets

reactivearthritisUnderstanding Reactive Arthritis

No test can verify that you have reactive arthritis.

The bacteria normally connected with reactive arthritis is Chlamydia trachomatis, popularly called chlamydia (kla-MID-e-a). Occasionally reactive arthritis can be acquired by people with HIV infection. Reactive arthritis can happen after venereal infections. It’s a type of arthritis that an infection in the body triggers. Eye inflammation is among the crucial symptoms of arthritis. Reactive arthritis is frequently acute. It is not contagious.

Ideas, Formulas and Shortcuts for Reactive Arthritis

Some standard NSAIDs, including aspirin and ibuprofen, are accessible without prescription, but others which are more effective like diclofenac and indomethacin, must certanly be approved by a physician. There aren’t any recognized pure treatments or complementary treatments which have been proven to aid arthritis in practically any manner that is considerable. It can not be cured, but treatment can help to reduce symptoms until the illness resolves spontaneously on its own. Talk with your physician to achieve an identification reactive arthritis could be managed with medical aid.

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Tourette Syndrome Issues

tourettesWhat is Tourettes Syndrome?

Tourette syndrome differs from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. It’s not contagious. Syndrome is really a sort of tic disorder. Tourette’s syndrome could have a genetic component.

Tourette is an extremely complicated syndrome. There’s also a solid correlation between Tourette and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

There’s certainly no present test which could diagnose Tourette’s. Tourette’s syndrome is substantially more frequent than most individuals understand. It’s more frequent than most people realise.

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Herbal Teas are Made with Unique Materials

teaHerbal Teas A Caffeine Free Alternative
Teas are generally made the use of a variety of leaves. Herbal teas, on the other hand, work with different types of ingredients. They are made with a variety of herbs.

An herbal tea will be made out of dried herbs. These herbs will be naturally grown on farms and plantations. They will then be harvested and left out to dry. The herbs are then crushed up into a number of small pieces after they have been dried out. These small pieces can then be placed into small tea bags.

All sorts of herbs can be used to make herbal tea. Citrus peels can be used to give a tea a fruit flavor. Cinnamon is an herb that can give a tea a sweeter type of flavor. Ginseng is an herb that can naturally provide energy. Also, St. John’s Wort can be used in an herbal tea as a mood relaxer.

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An Overview on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment and Disease Management

chronic fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a serious condition that mostly develops to people in their early 20s to mid-40s and children between 13 and 15 years. This condition can affect anyone but it is more common to women than men. The symptoms can be described as mild, moderate or severe but up to one in four people have severe symptoms. Your CFS condition can be described as mild if you can be able to take care of yourself but may require some days off work to rest. Your condition is described as moderate if it has reduced your mobility among other symptoms such as disturbed sleep patterns. A severe condition is when you can only undertake minimal daily tasks such as teeth brushing but with greatly reduced mobility.

Symptoms

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Is Aloe Vera Really Good For You?

Producers of aloe vera products sometimes come up with the most amazing health benefits for aloe vera. It is often sold as a cure all for skin conditions, arthritis and even cancer. The fact is that we do know a lot about aloe vera, and one of the things that scientist have found, is that it may not be that suitable for internal use. This is why you now often come across aloe vera added to other products for internal use. The diluted version of the product is probably a bit safer than the pure juice.

On the upside, aloe vera is perfectly safe for external use, and can make an excellent addition to tooth pastes as well. It is known to help to treat gum problems such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. Brushing with a toothpaste, or using a mouth wash, containing aloe vera is a good alternative to using products which are alcohol based. They are much more likely to damage the gums instead.

Aloe Vera

Aloe veraAloe vera is often claimed to be a traditional herbal remedy, but we can’t really trace it use back that far. According to documented evidence, it was probably first used as a skin treatment around 1910. The leaf contains a juice which was applied to the skin to help to aid wound care. Yes, it probably helped at the time, but we also know that in its undiluted form it can even damage the skin. A diluted form is now used in all approved formulations. You should never just break off an aloe vera leaf and treat yourself with the juice, it is far too acidic.

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Natural Remedies For IBS

ibs remedyA doctor recently said to me that IBS is a very personal thing, and you should discover what works for you. That is partly correct but it just goes to prove that we are different. What works for one may not work for another. I use a range of natural remedies for IBS, and I have found that homeopathy treatments are just as useful as Buscopan.

Herbal remedies for IBS are effective as well, and you do have to watch your diet. Switching to organic meat seems to work, it does not contain antibiotics like so many supermarket meat based products.

Homeopathy for IBS

There are a whole range of homeopathy treatments that could work, but as a rule, you will find that Nux Vomica works the best. It can deal with symptoms in a matter of hours, and recently a sufferer described the treatment as making her symptoms “melt away”. She said she became very hot, sweated profusely and her symptoms disappeared half an hour later. She said that she sat in bed and recovered in the space of an hour.

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10 Physical Signs of Stress

stressDo we talk about stress enough? It appears not as more and more people suffer from it. A lot of people turn up at their doctors with symptoms and signs of stress, but are surprised when the doctor tells them they suffer from stress. The thing is that stress is not just a mental problem, it is a physical problem as well.

10 Physical Signs of Stress

Stress can affect us in many ways, and there are different indicators of stress. However, most doctors look for top ten signs of physical stress, and this is often how they diagnose stress. The sad fact is that many of us don’t know that we are suffering from stress. We know the word, but we are not trained to recognize the physical symptoms which can be subtle or violent.

1) Headaches are one of the most common signs of stress. Patients often say that their entire head hurts, and they have a hard time hearing. The hearing association is an interesting one. Doctors know that tinnitus can be another disorder suffered by patients affected by stress. An overall headache and hearing problems are two of the most common symptoms of a stress headache, but can also indicate a high blood pressure.

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An Overview on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

chronic fatigue syndromeChronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a serious condition that mostly develops to people in their early 20s to mid-40s and children between 13 and 15 years. This condition can affect anyone but it is more common to women than men. The symptoms can be described as mild, moderate or severe but up to one in four people have severe symptoms. Your CFS condition can be described as mild if you can be able to take care of yourself but may require some days off work to rest. Your condition is described as moderate if it has reduced your mobility among other symptoms such as disturbed sleep patterns. A severe condition is when you can only undertake minimal daily tasks such as teeth brushing but with greatly reduced mobility.

Symptoms

It is important to note that the symptoms of this condition can be easily overlooked or misdiagnosed because they are similar to symptoms of other illnesses. However, a closer look at the symptoms can assist doctors distinguish CFS from other conditions. The main part of this illness is fatigue that is accompanied by other symptoms. People suffering from CFS experience severe, devastating fatigue that is worsened by mental exertion and physical activity and which cannot be improved by bed-rest. People with this condition also experience reduced levels of activity than they used to before they had the condition.

Some of the other diagnostic symptoms that accompany fatigue include extreme exhaustion and sickness following mental exertion or physical activity, sleep problems, concentration and memory difficulties, constant muscle pain, headache, sore throat, tender lymph nodes in the armpit or neck and joint pain that is not accompanied by swelling or redness. Other symptoms include mood and depression problems that include mood swings, panic attacks, anxiety and irritability, and visual disturbances that include eye pain, blurring and sensitivity to light. People with this condition may also experience irritable bowel, sensitivity or allergies to chemicals, noise, odors and foods and difficulty in maintaining an upright position.

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Are Cold Sores Contagious?

cold soresCold sores are also called fever blisters and can be a skin disease that generally affects the lips, or the other places of the mouth. They show up in clusters and those clusters contain small and tiny blisters. They can make the skin appear red colored and it also become quite painful.

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