Adverse Reactions to Ketogenic Diets: Caution Advised

As the ketogenic diet gains popularity, it’s important to have a balanced discussion regarding the merits of this diet. Let me emphasize right out of the gate that this is not a diet without merits (excuse the double negative); in fact, it has significant therapeutic potential for some clinical pathologies. However, it is also a…

8 Tips for Exercising When You Have Scleroderma

People with scleroderma realize they need exercise to keep their joints flexible. However, those living with the condition can often experience a lot of pain and the idea of exercising and risking making the pain worse is not an appealing one. When they do find the will and energy to exercise, it’s important they pace themselves. If they push themselves too hard on a day they’re active, they may not be in good condition for the rest of the week. Anyone with scleroderma should talk to a doctor or someone specialized if they decide to go ahead with a regular exercise program. Not doing so involves a lot of risks that can easily…

Symptoms of Autism

Core symptoms The severity of symptoms varies greatly, but all people with autismhave some core symptoms in the areas of: Social interactions andrelationships. Symptoms may include: Significant problems developing nonverbal communication skills, such as eye-to-eyegazing, facial expressions, and body posture. Failure to establish friendships with children the same age. Lack of interest in sharing enjoyment, interests, or achievements…

Breast cancer during pregnancy

If you develop breast cancer during pregnancy the treatment you are offered will depend on the type and extent of your breast cancer, the trimester of your pregnancy when the cancer is diagnosed and your individual circumstances. Each trimester of pregnancy represents a number of weeks: First trimester – from conception to 12 weeks Second…

Top 10 treatments for vitiligo

The pigment melanin is responsible for the color of our skin.  Due to the destruction of pigment cells called melanin the skin will develop chalk white spots or patches. This is known as Vitiligo. Though vitiligo affects people from all races, the condition is more visible in people with darker skin. The problem causes distress…

Adrenal Fatigue: Is It Real?

Adrenal fatigue is a term that’s used by some to say that fatigue and other symptoms are caused by a poorly working adrenal gland in people who are under mental, emotional, or physical stress. But it’s not a proven medical condition. Your adrenal glands make hormones. One of these is cortisol, which helps your body deal with stress. According…

Five Ways Narcissists Screw Up Everything

Narcissism has been a hot topic in the last few years, and it’s been the subject of some overblown freakouts of the kids-today-are-such-assholes variety. That said, there’s mounting evidence that actually being a narcissist is pretty bad for you — and the people around you. Let’s take a look at some of the interesting ways…

How Autism is Diagnosed

Although there are many concerns about labeling a young child with an autism spectrum disorder, the earlier the diagnosis of autism is made, the earlier needed interventions can begin. Evidence over the last 15 years indicates that intensive early intervention in optimal educational settings for at least 2 years during the preschool years results in improved…

Addison’s disease: Symptoms and causes

Symptoms Addison’s disease symptoms usually develop slowly, often over several months, and may include: Extreme fatigue Weight loss and decreased appetite Darkening of your skin (hyperpigmentation) Low blood pressure, even fainting Salt craving Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) Nausea, diarrhea or vomiting Abdominal pain Muscle or joint pains Irritability Depression Body hair loss or sexual dysfunction…

3 Quick & easy diet changes that will help to naturally cure your Vitiligo

Eating right has always been, and will always be the cornerstone of a healthy body. If you are putting the wrong foods in your body, it can have disastrous effects on your health. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and this means it is even more dependent on a healthy diet. The good news is that…