Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tips to Protect Kids Who Have Food Allergies

Depending on your child's sensitivity, a food allergy can range from very mild to life-threatening. The American Dietetic Association offers these suggestions to help protect kids who have food allergies:
  •  Always check food labels for potential allergens.
  •  Make sure you inform all family members, teachers and caregivers about the severity of food allergies and symptoms to watch for.
  •  Make sure your child is fully informed, so he or she can be proactive in preventing an allergic reaction.
  •  Work with a registered dietitian to develop a healthy eating plan that excludes allergens.
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Tips to Prevent Epilepsy

Epilepsy may be preventable in some situations, experts say. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mentions these potential opportunities for prevention:
  •  Seek prenatal care during pregnancy to reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery.
  •  Get all recommended immunizations to ward off serious infections.
  •  Protect against traumatic brain injury. Use bicycle and sports helmets as appropriate, and take steps to reduce the risk of falls.
  •  Manage risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol to reduce your chances of stroke.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Eating Healthy for Vegetarians

Vegetarians are no less susceptible than others to malnutrition. The key is to eat a variety of foods that ensure enough calories and proper nutrition, says the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The agency offers these suggestions for a healthy vegetarian diet:
  •   Choose plant-based protein sources such as soy, nuts, peas and beans.
  •   Get plenty of calcium through leafy, dark-green vegetables, calcium-fortified foods and dairy products.
  •   Make peas and beans important staples of your diet, and make nuts a regular snack food.
  •   Get plenty of vitamin B12 -- found naturally only in animal products -- by choosing fortified foods, such as cereals or soy products.
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tips to add Flavoring to Popcorn without the Fat

Popcorn can be a healthy snack, but you need to skip the butter and salt. The American Dietetic Association lists these healthier alternatives to flavor your popcorn:
  •  A sprinkle of spice, such as paprika, chili powder or pepper.
  •  Garlic and basil seasoning.
  •  Low-fat parmesan cheese.
  •  A small amount of chocolate chips.
  •  A little bit of peanut butter.
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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Operation could turn Brown Eyes Blue

Blue eyes
A simple 20-second laser treatment procedure might turn brown eyes blue, a US doctor claims.

Dr Gregg Homer of Stroma Medical, a clinical equipment company primarily based in California, claimed his new "Lumineyes" treatment might be a permanent alternative to colored contact lenses.

The treatment uses a laser to remove melanin, the brown pigment, from the upper layer of the iris, leaving the blue color free to replace it within two to three weeks of the procedure.

But the process is irreversible because the melanin will not grow back and cannot be replaced.

Brown eyes, the most common type across the world, appear so because of the layer of pigment at the front of their eye.

People with blue eyes also have melanin, but it is concentrated at the back of the iris rather than the front, which means the eye absorbs longer wavelengths of light while reflecting shorter ones.

Dr Homer, a former entertainment lawyer, said the cosmetic operation would cost about £3,000 and could be available in countries outside America within 18 months, but the Daily Mail reported that clinical trials have yet to be completed.

He told KTLA Morning News: "A blue eye is not opaque, you can see deeply into it, while a brown eye is very opaque. I think there is something very meaningful about this idea of having open windows to the soul."

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