Archive for March, 2008
As you know, you are the kind that sacrifices any diet for a meal with her friends. You like to enjoy life, but, for you to be proud of your body, you need to keep this diet for at least 4 weeks. You may combine at your choice, with the strict rule that you don’t increase the portions or the meals number. You are allowed only 2 snacks per day, besides your 3 meals. For these snacks you choose low calories for the first one, and for the second one you need medium calories count. For the moment you feel like chewing something, give up snacks and choose natural yoghurt and an apple.
For your lunch, don’t put on your plate more than 3 spoons of garnish (vegetables, mashed potatoes or pasta). Always choose whole pasta. You may combine the foods as you like, but don’t increase the portions.
A kiwi fruit is 60g, just like a chocolate bar. The difference is 240 kcal! For reducing the energy intake without gaining weight, you have to match the foods you eat to the calories count.
Less than 100 kcal/100g (low calories density): low fat cheese, natural yoghurt with or without fruit, weak meat (beef file, chicken, fish, sea foods, vegetables and fruit).
Between 100 and 200 kcal/100g (medium calories density): semi-fat cheese, fat fish, eggs, potatoes (nature or mashed), vegetables and dry fruit, pasta, rice, cereals that are a little sweet, whole bread.
Breakfast: coffee or tea, without sweetener; 2 slices of whole cereal bread with low fat cheese.
Lunch: 2 slices of baked beef with peas; 150g yoghurt.
Dinner: vegetables soup, beef medallion in wine sauce; fruit compote, without sugar.
Total – 1000 kcal
Breakfast: coffee or tea; a bowl of whole cereals with milk.
Lunch: 2 slices of baked beef with peas; 2 kiwi fruits.
Dinner: green salad with lemon and yoghurt sauce.
Total – 950 kcal
Breakfast: coffee or tea; natural yoghurt.
Lunch: 2 slices of turkey meat (cooked in the oven), with green beans; some low fat cheese.
Dinner: 1 tuna can; fruit at your choice (pears, pineapple, clementines).
Total – 800 kcal
Breakfast: coffee or tea; natural yoghurt; a bowl of low fat cheese.
Lunch: fish filed with rice; an apple.
Dinner: omelet with tomatoes, garlic and spice; an orange.
Total – 1000 kcal
Breakfast: coffee or tea; natural yoghurt; fruits, at your choice.
Lunch: grilled beef, with pasta; half a grapefruit.
Dinner: fish salad with onion and balsamic vinegar; tea.
Total – 950 kcal
Breakfast: coffee or tea; natural yoghurt; a boiled egg and a slice of whole bread.
Lunch: beef goulash; fruit yoghurt, non fat.
Dinner: tuna salad, without any oil, with corn; halt a grapefruit.
Total – 1000 kcal
Breakfast: coffee or tea; natural yoghurt; 2 thin slices of bacon.
Lunch: 1 slice of pork cooked in the oven and tomatoes; 3 spoons of mashed potatoes; an orange.
Dinner: vegetables soup; a bowl of cow’s cheese, with red fruit.
Total – 1100 kcal
Are you looking for some easy and convenient solutions to stop your hair loss condition? Hair loss, or medically known as alopecia is a very frustrating health disorder. Make sure you read this article now to discover the best and most efficient tips and methods you can use to stop the condition for good. By using some or all of the tips contained in this article, I am certain that you too will be able to cure and stop hair loss for good.
1. Herbs and Natural Remedies
Some herbs and natural remedies are extremely beneficial and effective in helping you win the fight against hair loss. Here is a list of some of the best and most effective herbs I have discovered:
* Saw Palmetto
* Nettle Roots
* Amla oil
* Green tea
You should not have any problems finding these herbal remedies. They can be found in any health store or pharmacy near you.
2. Increasing & Improving Blood Circulation
Most experts like doctors and herbalist agree that hair loss really has something to do with poor blood circulation. If the blood circulation in your scalp is poor, then it’s possible that your hair roots are not getting the optimal quantity of nutrients. If the blood has problems reaching the follicles, the follicles will shrink and die. As a result, baldness occurs. You must also know that good blood circulation in the scalp area can promote healthy hair growth and volume.
3. Enhancing Your Daily Diet
Eating only nutritious meals every single day gives you great health, and also great looking hair. One of the most common causes of alopecia or baldness today is unhealthy eating habit. This is easy to understand, as most of us are now relying on fast foods and foods that are prepared using strong chemicals and flavoring.
Eating healthy and nutritious meals regularly supplies the much needed, growth stimulating nutrients like zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, biotin and proteins to your body. These nutrients will help increase the strength and volume of your hair. For this reason, I recommend eating more healthy foods like lean meat, fruits and vegetables.
4. Stress and Alopecia
Stress is another major cause of hair loss. A few decades ago, a doctor ran a test with two middle-aged twin brothers. Because they share almost the same genetic traits, the doctor was able to isolate the genetic factor. When one of the twin brother was put under extreme stress, he lost more than half of his hair volume! And to make things worse, his volume never recovered.
This just goes to show how important it is for you take good care of your mental health. Make sure you regularly keep your stress level in check if you are serious about having more hair on your head.
My dearest friend, I know all too well how it feels like to have hair loss. Embarrassments, frustrations and a huge dip in self confidence as well as hundreds of other bad things come hand in hand with baldness and hair loss.
I understand that, anyone that has hair loss problems (probably you) is looking for the miracle way to cure it quick, cheaply and permanently. But does such miracle cure really exist? Not really.
If you or someone you care about thinks you have prostate problems, you might be actually be suffering from a condition known as prostatitis – or inflammation of the prostate. Read this article now to learn more about prostatitis, who it affects, what the symptoms are and what your options are for treating prostatitis.
Prostatitis simply means an inflammation of the prostate gland. The symptoms are uncomfortable at best; more often they are extremely painful and can also be dangerous. Symptoms may include pain and swelling in the area of the prostate, fever, chills, pain in the lower back, burning or painful urination, a need to urinate frequently and get up in the night, dribbling, fatigue and body aches, and pain with ejaculation. Prostatitis can severely affect the quality of life. Rigorous activity, sports, exercise-even sitting for any length of time in an office, theater or at a sporting event may become too painful to tolerate. And as for sex – it’s simply not an option.
The statistics are alarming. It’s estimated that over 50% of all men will suffer from prostatitis some time in their lives. And what’s worse is prostatitis is no respecter of age. It can strike any adult male – and with painful consequences.
According to the American Foundation for Urologic Disease, 25% of all office visits by young and middle-aged men for genital and urinary problems are the result of prostatitis. It hits men in the prime of life and also is considered to be the most common of all diseases among middle-aged men.
Adding to the problem is the fact that contemporary medicine really doesn’t know much about prostatitis. The Prostate Foundation has termed it “the bastard child” of urology. Though it is the most widespread disease of the prostate, it’s also the least understood and the least researched. As a consequence, it is frequently misdiagnosed.
Physicians sometimes have difficulty distinguishing between the symptoms of prostatitis and benign prostate enlargement (BPH). A Harvard University study showed that urologists seeing patients with the same symptoms diagnosed them with prostatitis if they were under 50 and with BPH if they were over 50. In addition, there are four types of prostatitis, the most common of which is unfortunately the one that is the most baffling.
Prostatitis can be either acute or chronic. That is to say that it can have a sudden onset and be relatively short-lived, or be an ongoing and aggravating problem.
Acute prostatitis is likely to occur intermittently. It can cause fever, bladder discomfort, frequent and burning urination, and blood or pus in the urine. It can also result in infertility.
Chronic prostatitis is ongoing and usually increases with time. Its symptoms may include frequent urination, blood in the urine, a burning sensation, discomfort in the prostate area and lower back, painful ejaculation and even impotence.
Nonbacterial prostatitis is the most common form of the disease, but because it is also the least understood, it’s the most difficult to treat. Nonbacterial prostatitis is frequently a chronic, painful condition found in men of any age. Symptoms may disappear and then return suddenly. Though no evidence of bacteria is found, semen and other prostate fluids contain cells that the body produces to fight infection.
Doctors often treat nonbacterial prostatitis with antibiotics and drugs that relax the muscles of the prostate gland, but these treatments have not been proven to be effective. In fact, they often do not work at all and can have unpleasant side effects as well.
The good news is, there are several herbal remedies that have been shown in clinical studies to help fight and in many cases – conquer prostate problems, including prostatitis. These herbs include pygeum africanum, saw palmetto and nettle root extract.
How to stop hair loss without costly drugs, surgeries or chemicals? What are the natural ways to regain the beautiful crown of glory without side effects using effective natural treatments?
Know the composition of follicle
The papilla is a tiny organ which produces hair cells. A healthy papilla will be filled with blood which it combines with protein to form keratin. Keratin forms 97% of the cells and this are forced out of the follicle to replace old cells.
The shaft comprises of three layers. Cuticle which is the outermost layer is where the cells can be chemically stimulated and is the layer to allow for moisture absorption. This is the layer that is most susceptible to damage from chemical treatments. The second layer – cortex, contains the pigmentation and gives the natural color. Medulla, that last layer,is the marrow of the shaft and this usually cannot be found in fine hair.
Understanding causes of hair loss
Now you know about the composition of the shaft and follicle, lets dig deeper on what are the causes for the condition.
One of the major cause is dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a result of the conversion of testosterone as it reacts with an enzyme in our body called 5-alpha reductase. DHT restricts and inhibits blood flow to the papilla at the base of the follicle. Hence this prevents the combination of protein and blood to produce the required cells for renewal.
Estrogen obstructs effects of DHT which is why women are less susceptible to this condition. Women tend to have a higher estrogen level and hence they are protected from this condition. However changes in a woman’s life cycle can expose women to this condition e.g. during menopause.
Simple improper grooming techniques such as using a brush to brush your wet hair or parting your hair can also cause you to lose a few strands. Tight hairstyles, plucking and tweezing can also lead to permanent loss.
Physicians and medical facilities alike turn for help to online physician staffing services whenever there is a need to find a job or fill a position. Although you could go through all of the time and trouble that it takes to find the perfect internal medicine locum tenens jobs, a staffing service will do the work for you, finding you internal medicine jobs that fit with your criteria. Hospitals, medical facilities and offices will also see the advantage to utilizing the services offered by staffing agencies when it comes to hiring medicine locum tenens providers. For the best results in finding and filling medicine jobs, there are several areas that physicians and facilities should look for in effective staffing services.
Do they offer help with obtaining state credentials?
Providers must hold state credentials in each state in which they wish to practice medicine. This means that if you want to travel the country yet work at the same time, you will need to obtain credentials in each state where you will hold down physician jobs. Staffing service providers should assist you in this bureaucratic endeavor, saving you time and hassle.
Who takes care of housing and transportation?
When you are traveling to take internal jobs, you will need a place to stay when you get there, as well as a way to get there. All of these important details should be taken care of by a competent physician jobs staffing service.
How is malpractice insurance handled for the internal medicine locum tenens positions offered?
It is difficult enough finding affordable malpractice insurance, but it can be doubly hard when you are taking on temporary internal medicine jobs. Quality physician jobs staffing services understand this, and they will take care of the malpractice insurance for you, so you do not have to worry about it.
What are the staffing service’s ethics policies?
Good medical staffing agencies should be willing to meet the industry standards as set out by the National Association of Locum Tenens Organization. If the agency is also recruiting for permanent internal medicine jobs, they should also hold membership in the National Association of Physician Recruiters.
How will you be paid for internal medicine locum tenens jobs?
Payment for your services rendered for internal medicine jobs should be clearly articulated in writing by the staffing service. They should also tell you if your employment status with them will be employee or independent contractor, which will affect how your income taxes are withheld.
As you can see, a quality medicine locum tenens staffing service will take care of the details of working temporary internal medicine jobs whether you are a job seeker or provider.
Procalcitonin is a precursor protein of the peptide hormones calcitonin and katacalcin. It is synthesized mainly by the C cells of the thyroid and certain endocrine cells in the lung, where it is processed and stored in secretory granules. Procalcitonin levels are elevated in patients with severe bacterial infections and sepsis, as result of induction of CALCA gene expression in all cell types by bacterial endotoxins or cytokines. Elevated procalcitonin levels have also been reported after fungal or protozoal infection, malaria, severe trauma, burns and thyroid cancer. Procalcitonin levels decline rapidly after acute infections, but remain high in patients with septic shock. Viral and autoimmune disorders produce much lower levels than observed with bacterial sepsis. Procalcitonin is a useful biomarker for the diagnosis of bacterial infection and sepsis, for effective monitoring of antibiotic therapy and for investigations into the cause of inflammation.
Randox recombinant human procalcitonin is suitable for use by researchers from academic and government research institutions, biotechnology, diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies, as well as hospitals and reference laboratories in a wide range of research and development applications. Potential applications include antibody production and characterisation, immunoassay development, and as a positive control or standard in immunochemical methods, including ELISA and Western blot.
Randox recombinant human procalcitonin comprises a 114 amino acid fragment (aa 3-116) corresponding to the unprocessed procalcitonin and is expressed in E. coli with an amino-terminal hexahistidine tag. This recombinant protein is manufactured by Randox at their state of the art ISO13485 facility in Northern Ireland.