Nutrition

Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic rhinitis is a very common medical condition that affects between 20 and 40 million people in the United States. Although allergic rhinitis is not a life–threatening condition, complications can occur and can significantly affect quality of life. In children, allergic rhinitis has a prevalence of up to 40%, making it the most common chronic disease during childhood. It has been noted in the last 30 years that its frequency has been steadily increasing. Of the children who suffer from this condition, approximately 40% are diagnosed by age six.

Juicing

Juicing There’s nothing quite like starting your day with a refreshing green juice.  Nixing the coffee for a supercharged fruit and veggies extravaganza wi...
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Bad Breath

Do you frequently have a bad taste in your mouth? Do people step back from you when you are talking or offer you mints or chewing gum? If so, you could be suffering from halitosis, a chronic condition of having offensive-smelling breath. Halitosis is embarrassing and can interfere with your social or professional success.
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Get Slimmer by Drinking More Water

Water does not burn fat. That’s true, but it does support weight loss through a series of mechanisms. Did you know that the sensations of hunger and thirst are controlled by the same area of the brain? The hypothalamus, which connects the nervous and endocrine systems and ensures proper transmission of nervous signals between the brain and your glands and organs, is involved in controlling the sensations of hunger and thirst.

Diabetes Alert

Diabetes is a chronic and progressive disease that, if left uncontrolled, affects the entire body in the long run. It is characterized by high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia, that occur due to either a deficiency or reduced effectiveness of insulin hormone. Due to a change in lifestyle and eating habits in the current century, diabetes is spreading at an alarming rate. According to the 2011 National Diabetes Fact Sheet, more than 8% of the American population is suffering from diabetes.

Cellular Rejuvenation Therapy

Cellular rejuvenation therapy is mainly applicable to facial skin. It works by focusing on the lower layer of the skin known as the mesodermal tissue. The method works to make the skin look nourished and fresh by supplying the tissue with essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. Cellular rejuvenation therapy helps to improve dull skin by rejuvenating stressed skin cells and by delaying early aging of the cells.

The Exercise and Hormone Connection

If you happen to find yourself spinning your wheels and frustrated about why you’re not losing weight and/or gaining muscle despite your dietary and exercise efforts, you may want to consider having your diurnal cortisol levels checked. Cortisol is a hormone secreted by your adrenal glands with many critical functions for survival. Chronic abnormal levels are catabolic and degenerating associated with a host of health issues, i.e., weight gain and fat loss resistance, muscle loss and weakness, bone loss, fatigue, depression, insulin resistance, accelerated aging, thyroid issue, and many diseases. Repairing cortisol patterns should be on the top of your list to maximize recovery and gains!

The Life and Practice of S. Murthy Badiga,MD, FACG

This month, we, at Healthy Magazine, have had the absolute pleasure of getting to know the life and practice of Dr. Murthy Badiga, an influential and beloved Gastroenterologist in the Rio Grande Valley. He is a man who, through his hard work and brilliance, has managed to cross borders and overcome many obstacles, a trope that seems to be a recurring theme among many living in the Valley, Doctors and Patients alike. Just to be clear, having a recurring theme doesn’t make Dr. Badiga’s journey any less unique or compelling. He is an interesting character who’s seem to have taken life by the horns and let it do its thing, while obviously maintaining the strength to hold on through even the toughest bits