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World Thyroid Day: Foods to Eat and Avoid to Manage Common Thyroid Disorder Symptoms

World Thyroid Day is commemorated every year on 25th May globally by the American Thyroid Association (ATA) along with other International thyroid societies. Thyroid is an important gland found at the base of the neck that produces, stores and releases two important hormones which are Triiodothyronine (T3) and Thyroxine (T4). The thyroid gland is able to carry out its functions with the help of iodine derived from the food we eat. Therefore, our diet plays an important role in the risk of developing thyroid problems and also managing them. The two most…

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Prevent Gaining Weight to Avoid Diabetes, Say Experts

According to the World Health Organisation, “diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone that regulates blood sugar”. Type 2 diabetes is the most common and widespread form of diabetes in the world wherein the body is unable to utilize insulin properly. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of deaths all across the world. Traditionally the disease was limited to adults but is now crawling…

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7 easy ways nutritionists avoid gaining weight during winter

As much as we’d all love to write winter weight gain off as one of those annoying health myths (an apple a day, the two-second food rule, et cetera) it’s unfortunately 100 percent real, as a large international study recently proved. You’re likelier to gain the most weight of the year during the holiday season, and it can take up to five months to lose. Say it with me: Ughhh. So, because I’m really not very good at giving up the things that help me deal with my Seasonal Affective…

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4 foods and drinks to avoid if you’re pregnant

Pregnant women are literally “eating for two,” and research shows that their diets impact the food preferences of their unborn children. A study conducted on rats found a positive correlation between a pregnant female’s junk food consumption, and a preference for junk food in her juvenile and adult offspring. The researchers concluded that, “maternal junk food consumption during pregnancy and lactation has functional consequences on the reward pathway of the offspring immediately postweaning,” meaning that because these offspring were exposed to junk food via the placenta or breast milk, they needed to…

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3 Exercises High Heel Lovers Should Do to Avoid Foot Pain

Photo: Getty Images Anyone who’s ever squeezed into a pair of sky-high shoes knows heels can be hell on your feet. But the problems may not stop there. Wearing heels regularly can also affect your leg muscles over time, says podiatrist Bobby Pourziaee, a Los Angeles-based foot and ankle surgeon and the founder of the Spa on Rodeo. When you’re walking on tiptoes, your calf muscles are shortened—“and they can stay that way if heels are the only shoes you wear,” he explains. But that doesn’t mean you need to…

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World Diabetes Day 2016: The Diabetes Diet, What to Eat and What to Avoid

The fact that diabetes is on the high is widely known by now. What we all need is a little change in lifestyle which could go a long way in controlling the condition. The symptoms of diabetes are polyuria, poly-dypsia, polyphagia and lowered immunity that lead to various infections (fungal and bacterial), including skin infections like acanthosis and diabetic dermopathy. Diabetics are also more likely to have an anxiety disorder or depression. Neglecting their diet, not monitoring glucose levels or leading unhealthy habits are hazardous to their health. A healthy…

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