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Diet Intervention for Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis means stomach (gastro) paralysis (paresis). Other terms used to describe this condition are: gastric stasis, gastropathy, slow stomach, sluggish stomach and diabetic enteropathy (in those patients who have diabetes mellitus). Under normal conditions, the stomach is a flexible sac that can stretch and shrink, mix and churn, and eventually empty food into the small intestine. The word gastroparesis is used when a patient’s stomach empties too slowly. Everyone’s stomach is unique, so the ability of the stomach to empty can from one patient to another.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gastroparesis

In humans the gastric pacemaker is an ill-defined collection of cells on the greater curvature of the stomach, formed by the Interstitial Cells of Cajal. We recognize that the pacemaker is responsible for generating the intrinsic electrical rhythm in the stomach. The gastric pacemaker, in conjunction with the enteric nervous system, is responsible for the changes in gastric motor activity over the next several hours as you progress from a fasting pattern to a fed pattern, after eating your breakfast.

Essential Oils in Broiler Nutrition

Based on literature data it can be concluded essential oils originating from plants have antimicrobial activity and have toxic effects in poultry only when administered at very high doses. Antioxidant activity and hypocholesterolemic effects have been reported in chickens. In various studies, but not all, a growth enhancing effect of essential oils has been found. The characteristic flavor of essential oils might play role in poultry performance, but this needs to be confirmed. Essential oils may stimulate the digestion process.

Nutrition, Immunity and Mastitis

In financial terms, mastitis is the most costly disease in the dairy industry, totaling approximately $1.8 billion dollars lost annually. Cost of a single case of mastitis ranges from $104 (Hoblet et al. 1991) to $200 (NMC, 1996). These losses are a result of reduced milk production, discarded milk, replacement costs, extra labor, treatment and veterinary service costs. Increased prevalence of mastitis also results in greater risk of antibiotic residues in human food as well as milk quality issues.

Food Matters

The principals of the Food Matters ‘Detox and Rejuvenation Guide’ lie in understanding the very make up of our bodies and what exactly constitutes health. What is health? We’ve come to accept that health is simply the “state of being free from illness or injury” (Oxford American Dictionary). But it is not difficult to see that you can be free from illness and injury and far from healthy, would you agree?

Evolution of Diets

Over the past 50 years, American diets have changed from leisurely family meals that were usually prepared at home using natural ingredients to today’s prepackaged, processed and convenience foods that are often eaten on the run with little thought towards nutrition or content. As health risks have began emerging from current diets and the public is being educated as to the importance of eating healthy, the trend toward future American diets is to improve peoples choices to make convenient foods low fat, incorporate more natural ingredients and keep a watchful eye on caloric intake.

Phytochemicals The Color of a Healthy Diet

During recent decades, studies examining the relationship between dietary patterns and health have found that eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables has been associated with the prevention and/or treatment of at least four of the leading causes of death in the US. Phytochemicals, unique components found only in plants, are an important source of this protective effect.

The Sabbatical Diet Made Simple

Over the years, numerous combinations of diet and physical activity have been tried in an effort to find a solution to obesity. Some of these recommendations have been made by conventional medical personnel, while others have been made by practitioners of alternative medicine.

Statictics On Obesyti, Phsycal Activity And Diet

This chapter focuses on the prevalence of obesity and being overweight among adults, presented by Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist circumference. Trends in the prevalence of being overweight or being obese are presented and relationships between various economic and lifestyle variables and obesity are explored. Regional and sub regional information is provided. Data are also provided using NICE guidelines on the assessment of health risk related to BMI and waist circumference.

Gluten-FreeDiet Guide for Families

If your child has just been diagnosed with celiac disease (CD), you may be experiencing mixed feelings. On one hand, no one likes to hear that his or her child has any kind of medical condition. However, you may be relieved to finally have the answer to your child’s past medical problems. You may also feel better knowing that celiac disease is a treatable disorder, that intestinal damage from celiac disease is reversible, and that therapy does not involve shots, pills, therapy or surgery. You may also feel confused, overwhelmed or unsure about how to start the healing process.

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