Vegetarian Diet: Don't be Afraid of Malnutrition

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Vegetarian Diet: Don't be Afraid of Malnutrition - Everyone, including vegetarians should eat nutritious food every day to keep the body healthy. However, because only eat foods of plant origin, vegetarians often have a shortage of nutrients contained in foods of animal origin, such as vitamin B12, vitamin D, zinc, iron, protein, riboflavin and fat.

A vegetarian have to be smart in diet, so the nutrients needed by the body can still be met properly. Regulate eating and increase the amount of consumption of vegetable protein is one of the right way. To meet the needs of protein, a vegetarian can consume milk and soy. Beside that, the combination of foods such as rice, cereal, beans, bread and peanut butter is an option that can be tried. To meet the needs of fat, almonds which contain polyunsaturated fattyacids could be the right choice.

So.. as long as eating the right foods, there is no reason for vegetarians to be afraid of malnutrition.

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Prevent Cancer With Natural Vitamins

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Prevent Cancer With Natural Vitamins - Although cancer is one of the most dangerous and deadly disease, but cancer can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle, such as exercising, eating healthy food and taking natural vitamins.

Here are some natural vitamins that can help us to avoid cancer:

Vitamin B6 and B9
Vitamin B6 and B9 could help boost the immune system and can protect the respiratory system from infection and pollution. Some nutritionists believe that these substances can help reduce the risk of cervical cancer. We can get vitamin B6 and B9 with eating carrots, bananas, apples, potatoes, eggs, meat, fish, greenvegetables, liver, tubers, shellfish, salmon and milk.

Vitamin C
As I wrote in my previous post, vitamin C is one type of water-soluble vitamins. This vitamin is included in the class ofantioxidant vitamins that can help counteract free radicals that can cause dangerous diseases. Some foods that contain vitamin C include oranges, strawberries, tomatoes, asparagus, cabbage, red peppers, guava, potato, milk, fish, and liver.

Vitamin E
Vitamin E is fat-soluble vitamin. As with vitamin C, this vitamin also can help the body fight free radicals. Some sources of vitamin E include nuts, lettuce, bananas, asparagus, soybean, soybean oil, sweet potatoes, green beans, broccoli and other green vegetables.

Beta-carotene is an antioxidant substance that is also known as provitamin A. This is because beta-carotene has an important rolein the formation of vitamin A. Beta-carotene is commonly found in fruits and vegetables that have a dark green color, red or orange.Some sources of beta-carotene include carrots, sweet potatoes,mangoes, pumpkin, spinach, broccoli, romaine lettuce, apricots,and green peppers. Several studies have shown that beta-carotene can help protect the lungs from toxins that can trigger cancer.

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What is Diplopia (Double Vision)?

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What is Diplovia? Diplopia is a vision disorder that causes the sufferer experiencing double vision. Generally, patients with diplopia lose focus when viewing an object. Health experts classify diplopia into two types, including:

Monocular Diplopia
Monocular diplopia is a vision disorder that occurs only in one eye. Patients will experience double vision when he closed one eye and use only one eye to see something. Usually, patients with monocular diplopia suffered other health disorders, such as eye lens dislocation, corneal curvature disturbances, impaired tear production, astigmatism, pterygium, cataracts and some retinal disorders.

Binoculars Diplopia
Binoculars diplopia is a vision disorder that occurs in both eyes. Patients will experience double vision when seeing an object with both eyes and will disappear if he sees using only one eye. Usually, patients with binocular diplopia is a sufferer of other diseases or other health disorders, such as Graves' disease, myasthenia gravis, diabetes, damage to the bones that supports the eyeball and eye muscle disorders.

The method of treatment can be done to treat diplopia is with treat the trigger (some diseases and health disorders that have been mentioned above).

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Anorexia Nervosa: Causes, Symptoms, Effects and Treatment

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What is anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that usually occurs in teenage girls, models, artists, dancers or others who are required to have an ideal body to support their careers. Although more common in women, anorexia nervosa can also be suffered by men. Patients with anorexia nervosa always feel that they're fat even though they have a thin body. They deliberately starve themselves in order to lose weight, even though they've lost a lot of weight. This is of course very dangerous if not stopped immediately because it can cause death.

Causes of anorexia nervosa
Actually, the exact cause of anorexia and other eating disorders is unknown. However, there are several factors that are believed to cause anorexia nervosa, some of these factors include:

  • Psychological and environmental factors
    Typically, patients with anorexia nervosa had a bad experience in the past because they have a fat body. They always feel embarrassed and inferior because their friends or people around them have an ideal body (slim).
  • Biological factors
    Anorexia nervosa can also be caused by biological factors. Changes in hormones in the body that control mood, appetite, thoughts and memories a person could be expected to cause a person affected by anorexia nervosa.
  • Genetic factors
    Anorexia nervosa can be caused by genetic factors. The risk of anorexia nervosa increases if a person has a family who suffered from anorexia nervosa.

Symptoms of anorexia nervosa
Here are some symptoms of anorexia nervosa that you should know:

  • Lose weight drastically.
  • Continuously on a diet even have a thin body.
  • Have an unusual attraction to food and nutrient content in it, such as the number of calories, fat, etc..
  • Very frightened when the weight increases.
  • Have strange eating habits and even tend confidential.
  • A person with anorexia nervosa always felt fat even though she has a thin body.
  • Have the wrong perception about weight.
  • Always be a perfectionist (especially about body shape) and likes to criticize himself.
  • Confidence is strongly influenced by body weight and body shape.
  • Depression, anxiety and irritability.
  • Always easy to feel useless and hopeless.
  • Irregular menstrual cycles or even not having periods.
  • Always use diuresis drugs, laxatives and diet pills.
  • Physical disorders, such as susceptibility to diseases, sensitivity to weather, etc..
  • Exercise excessively.

Effects of anorexia nervosa
If not treated immediately, anorexia nervosa can give bad effect for the sufferer. Some effects of anorexia nervosa include:

  • Damage to organs, especially the heart, brain and kidneys.
  • An irregular heartbeat.
  • Decrease in blood pressure, pulse and breathing frequency.
  • Osteoporosis.
  • Impaired fluid and electrolyte balance of the body.
  • Hair loss.
  • Deaths from starvation or suicide.

Treatment of anorexia nervosa
Just as another eating disorders, anorexia nervosa requires a comprehensive treatment. If people with anorexia nervosa lose weight drastically (about 15% below normal weight), it is very important to return the weight to a normal state. Another thing that needs to be done is to conduct long-term therapy to improve psychological conditions, such as emotional problems and fix mindset. Usually, this treatment is often done with a combination of psychotherapy and medication.

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How to Take Care of Baby Teeth

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How to Take Care of Baby Teeth - Many parents do not know when the right time to start caring for their child's teeth. Lack of knowledge about how to take care of their child's teeth is one of the reasons.

So, when is the right time to start caring for your child's teeth? Actually, a good time to start caring for your child's teeth is at an infant, even before teeth appear. At birth, baby already have 20 baby teeth are not visible. This baby teeth should be kept healthy because it will support the future health of the permanent teeth.

How to take care of baby teeth? Here are some simple tips that you can do to take care of your baby teeth:

  • After feeding the baby, clean the baby tongue and gums by rubbing the front and back of the tongue and gums. Do this carefully by using a sterile gauze that has been moistened with water. It aims to clean up leftover food in the baby's mouth.
  • When baby's teeth begin to grow, brush baby's teeth using a soft toothbrush. Remember, do not use toothpaste.
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste when your baby is 2 years old.
  • Check and make sure that the baby pacifier clean before it is used.
  • Don’t give foods that contain too much sugar to your baby.
  • When sleeping, make sure your baby does not use baby pacifier.
  • Bring your child to the dentist to check the progress and health of your child's teeth. Do this regularly, at least once in six months.

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