Thousands of different types of bacteria exist naturally in our environment. Some are necessary and quite healthy, like probiotics that support digestive health. Others, however, like the ones you’ll read about below, can cause serious disease. The number of bacteria that can cause illness in humans is only a small fraction of those that exist. So while it’s not necessary, or even possible, to avoid all bacteria, you should be aware of these toxic varieties, and how to keep yourself and your family safe. Raw shellfish like oysters can contain Vibrio, bacteria that can cause diarrhea, abdominal cramping and headache. 1. Staphylococcus Aureus Staphylococcus aureus bacteria are present in the.
Have you heard people say they just can’t lose weight even when they nearly starve themselves? Ever felt that way yourself? A large number of Americans struggle to lose weight every day, despite adhering to healthy diets and regular exercise programs. So what is really going on? While diet and exercise are certainly the two biggest factors, and eating healthy and exercising will result in weight loss for the majority of people who try them, for some it’s just not enough. In fact, there are several causes of weight gain that have nothing to do with diet or even exercise … so if you’ve been stuck in a weight-loss plateau,.
Adults have 32 permanent teeth (including wisdom teeth), which are designed to help you bite and chew food, and even help form words when you speak, for your entire adult life. There is a slight problem, though, and that is the human lifespan has been expanding while poor diet and other issues are causing teeth to decay. A cup of green tea a day may help keep your teeth strong well into old age. Now, experts say teeth are “evolved” to only last 45-50 years – which worked fine when life expectancy was not much older than that. Fortunately, humans can now expect to live much longer, even above and.
What Common Lifestyle Habit May Increase Your Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer? Plus, 10 Steps to Reduce Your Risk © Health Realizations, Inc. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in U.S. men (lung cancer is the first), and about one in six men will be diagnosed with this disease during his lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Men who drink heavily may be twice as likely to be diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. In 2009 alone, over 192,000 new cases of prostate cancer were diagnosed, and over 27,360 men died of the disease. However, because prostate cancer is typically slow growing, it accounts for only.
Remember the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz? His body hadn’t been used in so long that he was stiff, inflexible and barely capable of moving … that is, until Dorothy fixed him up with a few squirts of oil. Stress, poor diet and too much sitting may be making your body as stiff and rusty as the Tin Man’s … both inside and out. Well, like the Tin Man, your body, too, can “rust” and get stiff if you don’t use it. This can manifest not only in your joints and muscles, but also in your internal organs. After several decades of misuse or neglect, your body may.