Monthly Archives: March 2018

  1. Treating Eczema

    Treating Eczema

    There is no consensus on what the cause is for of the collection of symptoms referred to as eczema. There is no lack of speculation though. It’s either ‘genetic’, a nutritional deficiency, due to ‘food allergies’ or some variant of immunologic disorder. Or, all of the above plus a lot more.

    The symptoms are real though, causing a great deal of distress. Childhood eczema is quite common, though the symptoms often reemerge later in life.

    While there are various tests that might be employed, the Mayo Clinic states flatly “No lab test is needed to identify atopic dermatitis (eczema)”. Depending on the point of view, the range of treatments is very extensive. Some though stands out as showing

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  2. Effective Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

    Effective Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

    The sun is shining outside your window, the warmth of spring envelops you as the last of winter melts away. You step outside to bask in the glory of it all, only... your eyes begin to water, and you’re aware of the little tickle in your nose that becomes a full-on sneeze. Your nose then starts dripping like a faucet. Lo and behold, you’re a sufferer of seasonal allergies. These symptoms characterize the all too familiar triad of allergic rhinitis, otherwise known as seasonal allergies. Fortunately, a wide breadth of natural remedies exist to prevent symptoms from manifesting or reduce the severity of symptoms during pollen season.

    Quercetin, a flavonoid found most abundant in onions, is an antioxidant that is often used

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  3. Making Sense of Protein Ranking Scales

    The quality of a protein is determined by its essential amino acid composition and the digestibility and bioavailability of its amino acids, according to the Food and Agriculture Association and the World Health Organization (FAO/WHO). Several metrics have been developed in an effort to condense these qualitative terms into easy-to-understand scores:

    • Protein Efficiency Ratio (PER)
    • Biological Value (BV)
    • Net Protein Utilization (NPU)
    • Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS)
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