Showing posts from July, 2013

How to stay free from debt stress

Knowing how to stay free of debt stress will not solve your debt problem but it can decrease the risk of serious physical and mental illness. Any type of stress is bad news when it comes to health as worrying about debt can lead to a number of serious health issues. Debt stress and health People who are in serious debt can add to their problems simply by worrying too much. The debt stress/ill health connection has been well documented and it doesn’t just amount to a few nights without sleep. Debt stress has been known to lead to serious health problems ranging from migraines, ulcers, and depression, to severe anxiety attacks. The worst case scenario is that the stress can lead to cardiac problems and ultimately to heart attacks. High stress levels from debt Medical reports have shown that people who experience high stress levels due to debt are more prone to health problems. These health problems can be physical, mental or both. People who suffer from stress will

Here’s why you can’t ignore sexually-transmitted diseases

Sometimes, the way alternative medicine hawkers trivialise issues relating to sexually-transmitted infections/diseases is astounding. For one, they dwell more on obscene description of sexuality; while they also call STIs the diseases of the socially active persons. Well, whether this latter aspect is true or not, the undeniable fact is that STDs are dangerous infections that can wreak systematic havoc on the body, internally and externally; and, in extreme cases, they can result in agonising death. Epidemiologists say there are more than 20 STDs, including crabs, scabies, genital warts, syphilis, AIDS, Chlamydia, Herpes, among others. Researchers say every year, millions of STDs are passed from person to person, primarily through sexual contact, though some infections are also transmitted non-sexually. They note that because the infections are sexually-transmitted, people don’t like to talk about them and therefore leave them untreated. “Sometimes, the infections

Protein and chronic diseases

Cardiovascular disease: One concern about the high-protein diet craze has been that eating diets high in protein and fat, and low in carbohydrate, would harm the heart. Recent research provides reassurance that eating a lot of protein doesn’t harm the heart. In fact, it is possible that eating more protein, especially vegetable protein, while cutting back on easily digested carbohydrates may benefit the heart. A 20-year prospective study of 82,802 women found that those who ate low-carbohydrate diets that were high in vegetable sources of fat or protein had a 30 per cent lower risk of heart disease, compared to women who ate high-carbohydrate, low-fat diets. • Diabetes: Although proteins found in cow’s milk have been implicated in the development of type 1 diabetes, ongoing research has yielded inconsistent results. The amount of protein in the diet doesn’t seem to adversely affect the development of type 2 diabetes, although research in this area is ongoing. A recent