Longevity Benefits of Taurine

The Japanese have a life expectancy that is among the highest in the world. In fact, Okinawa, Japan’s famous “Island of Longevity,” likely has the world’s highest percentage of people over 100 years old. Undoubtedly, there are many factors that play into the life spans of the longest-living populations, but evidence shows that they all have one thing in common: high dietary intake of an amino acid called taurine. The connection between taurine and a long life is so strong that researchers have dubbed taurine, “The nutritional factor...

Abscess

What Is It? Localized collection of puss that has accumulated in a cavity formed within a tissue because of an inflammatory process in response to either an infectious process (usually caused by bacteria or parasites) or other foreign materials (e.g., splinters, bullet wounds, or injecting needles). It is a defensive reaction of the tissue to prevent the spread of infectious materials to other parts of the body. What Are the Symptoms? ⦁ Redness ⦁ Heat ⦁ Swelling ⦁ Pain ⦁ Collection of puss in any kind of solid tissue, most...

Lactose Intolerance – Stomach pain, cramps, gas, bloating and diarrhea might indicate that you have it.

Stomach pain, cramps, gas, bloating and diarrhea that occurs after you have eaten dairy products might indicate that you have lactose intolerance. Lactose is a sugar found in milk and dairy products that cannot be digested by those who are intolerant to it. Children with eczema are often lactose intolerant. People who have a permanent form of lactose intolerance do not make lactase, an enzyme that breaks down dairy products during digestion. You also can suffer from a temporary form of the condition, also referred to as secondary...

Can Gluten Intolerance Cause Excess Mucus?

Consuming gluten is typically safe for most people, unless you are intolerant or allergic to the protein. Gluten intolerance, also known as celiac disease, is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the lining of the small intestines, causing permanent damage. Mucus and Allergies If you develop excessive mucus in your sinuses and lungs, you most likely are experiencing an allergy to gluten, not intolerance. During an allergic reaction to gluten, the immune system overreacts to the protein and identifies it as a harmful...

Coeliac Disease

Pronounced see-lee-ack, Coeliac disease means sufferers cannot digest a protein called gluten found in grains like barley, rye, oats and wheat. They have to be careful to avoid any foods which contain these, or ingredients derived from them such as flour, pasta and porridge. Sufferers of Coeliac disease can find it difficult to maintain a good intake of micro-nutrients due to the way the disease damages the walls of the intestines. A Multivitamin is a good basic recommendation so long as you ensure it is free from gluten and wheat!...