The high fiber diet It is known that dietary modifications are recommended by the physician in a variety of diseases that include, among others, the ‘obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, renal failure, inflammatory bowel disease and numerous other diseases including dyslipidemia and diverticulitis of the colon.
We have cited some of these diseases on purpose in order to introduce a brief discussion of those diets that are precisely characterized, in particular, by a modification of their fiber content. Just to bring some examples we can say immediately that the variation of the content and quality of fiber in a diet can sometimes solve the problem of a brilliantly functional constipation (see our previous note on constipation) or, in some cases, the opposite of chronic diarrhea.
We have already alluded to deliberately dyslipidemia to remember, from the beginning of this exhibition, which has now been demonstrated by numerous studies that some water-soluble dietary fiber, taken in large amounts, can reduce, for another example, also cholesterol levels in the states of hypercholesterolemia. Continue reading “The high fiber diet”
How many times we try to put on a diet, or do some type of physical activity to try to dispose of excess fat. And never mind how many times because we are not really motivated to lose weight because it is not so easy, because dieting is just dievertente, but mainly because we do not know what to do. We know we have to do anything, the scale tells us that we have passed the area ‘red’, and we also know that it is not just a cosmetic issue but does affect our health in general.
The overweight is the basis of many diseases and a life style and food handling can literally do wonders in preventing many of these diseases (cardiovascular disease to diabetes, hypertension, to name a few, but the list is long)
We interviewed Dr. Constantine Motzo, Nutritionist, and Professor and Contract of Sciences ‘Food from the’ University of Cagliari and we asked questions we receive most often from readers seeking advice on diet to lose weight in a healthy way and safe. Here is the result of the interview. Continue reading “Tips for Weight Loss”
The disease laxatives The so-called “disease laxatives” is determined, in fact, intensive and prolonged use of these drugs, usually for a phobic attitude, as we shall see, against constipation or an obsessive desire to lose weight, in which case they are often taken together, including diuretics.
The purges have certainly represented, in the history of ‘man, one of the oldest therapies and even today remains the most frequent mode of self-medication, despite the damage that can sometimes lead and whom we shall in this brief note, which is educational and informative at the same time.
But because we own the copyright for establishing a truly morbid event it is necessary that the ingestion of laxatives, cathartic or purgative (depending on the intensity of the effect) is consistent, continuous and prolonged and not only refers to a regular intake of doses in time effective of this or that drug. Continue reading “The disease laxatives”