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Rice Diet Program Faqs

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Q: What is the Rice Diet Program & Heart Disease Reversal Clinic?
A: We are an outpatient treatment center in Durham, NC. Patients from all over the world come here for the treatment of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and renal disease.

Q: When happens when I get there?
A: Patients are seen daily by medical staff, have 3 meals a day at what we call “The Rice House,” and attend daily activities of stress management, yoga, group therapy, and nutritional lectures.

Q: What does the diet consist of?
A: After a brief initial period where menu selection is limited, participants choose form a large selection of items consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, grains, fish, and legumes (beans). Variety is assured as the menu changes every day. Despite our name, the diet is not centered on rice. We serve a number of rices, but they are just a part of over 30 items available at any given meal.

Q: Why is salt restricted on the Rice Diet Menu?
A: Your body swells with salt and water. Most of us eat a diet that contains approx. 4,000-7,000 milligrams (mgs) of sodium. A very small amount – less than 500 mgs. a day – is necessary for normal body function. On the Rice Diet Program, participants feel better in a matter of days because they get rid of the extra salt and water they are carrying. Salt makes you feel bad and stimulates your appetite. Salt is obviously a problem for patients with high blood pressure and kidney failure, but it is probably not good for most of us.

Q: What about rising Triglycerides?
A: Triglycerides and cholesterols go up in about 15% of patients while they are losing weight. Triglycerides will come down if you persist with the diet and keep losing weight. They will also come down when you stop losing. There is no reason to measure more than every 3-6 months unless you go off the diet or they stop changing.

Q: Is it is dangerous to lose so much weight so quickly? I am afraid if I don’t eat enough calories, I won’t have for healthy skin, hair, nails, etc
A: People worry about nutritional deficiencies, but we have never seen them in people who are losing weight (because they recycle the protein as the fat cells shrink). People who are eating the Rice Diet at a Body Mass Index of 20 may need further consideration. The short answer is “No.”

Q: Okay, so now you have sold me on The Rice Diet, but how do I know I will keep the weight off for the rest of my life?

Along with everything else in life, it takes hard work to make important changes. Still, people often feel so good after being on this program that it makes it easier to want to continue to maintain that feeling. We don’t send you home with a magician, but we do provide you with the tools necessary to continue to stay focused on your health.

To help you maintain your success at home we have created a web site filled with instruction, recipes, tips, support forums and much, much, more. In addition, we give new patients a copy of Heal Your Heart, a wonderful resource written by one of our staff nutritionists. A copy of Heal Your Heart can be purchased through our on-line bookstore.

Q: What about muscle loss during rapid weight loss?
A: It may be true that some muscle is lost during rapid weight loss, but this can probably be mostly overcome by exercise. Below is the weight training record of a 20-year-old student who lost 103 pounds in 161 days (0.64 pounds per day).

Exercise Day 3 Day 154 Best Ever
Bench Press 285 lbs 370 lbs 397 lbs
Leg Press 3 sets
20 reps
400 lbs
3 sets
25 reps
690 lbs
Squat 1 rep
400 lbs
1 rep
525 lbs
rep 550
Biceps Curl 5 sets
10 reps
25 lbs (each arm)
5 sets
20 reps
40-45 lbs (each arm)
3 sets
15 reps
60 lbs (each arm)
3 sets
15 reps
90 lbs
3 sets
15 reps
160 lbs

“In addition to all of this, my cardiovascular endurance has improved 10-fold. When I arrived, I could do no more than 30 minutes of any sort of cardio. Now, I am doing about 4 hours of cardio each day.” If this young man lost any muscle, it sure doesn’t show up in his performance.

Q: I have allergies; will the Rice Diet work for me?
A: When people are tested for food allergies, skin and blood are often tested, but not the actual stomach. Many patients, who had been previously diagnosed with food allergies, find success with the Rice Diet Program. Patients are started on a bland diet of rice & fruit with medical supervision. Then slowly, foods are added, one at a time, such as vegetables to see if they have any reactions (diarrhea, itching, hives, etc).

Q: What causes low potassium? Can the Rice Diet cause this?
A: There are conditions that can cause low potassium. The Rice Diet is not one of them. We have not seen low potassium in a patient on the Rice Diet who was not either taking diuretics or taking too many laxatives.

Q: What about the Rice Diet and the liver?
A: It is now recognized that people who are overweight may develop liver disease. The Rice Diet certainly helps this problem. In the early days of the diet, Dr. Kempner did show some improvement in liver function in people on the Diet.

Q: What about the Rice Diet and menstrual cramps?
A: Most woman report feeling better with less fluid retention, cramps and symptoms of PMS.

Q: Is brown Rice OK to use instead of white rice?
A: Brown rice actually has some advantages over white rice and we prefer for people to have brown rice on most occasions, unless white rice is the only option. White rice starts out as brown rice, but after the husk, bran and germ are removed, then the starchy core, or endosperm is left. Brown rice has had just the outer husk removed, which is inedible, and because the bran and germ remain, the brown rice has 3.5 grams of fiber per cup of cooked rice, vs. 0.74 grams left in the white rice. The goal is to get at least 30 grams of fiber in one day, so you can see where brown rice has quite a leg up on white rice.

Another type of rice that is nutritionally slightly better than white rice is “parboiled or converted” rice. This rice is steamed before being dried and then polished to make it white. This steaming pressure forces B vitamins and minerals into the endosperm from the bran and germ. Also, white rice is often enriched, so these enriched rices will have more thiamin, folate and iron, than brown rice. However, brown rice is superior in fiber, vitamin E, protein, magnesium, and essential oils.

Q: Will taking diuretics help me lose more weight faster?
A: Diuretics have no place in a weight loss program. Diuretics are used primarily for the treatment of high blood pressure and heart failure. They are also sometimes used to treat swelling in the feet, ankles and legs caused by mechanical problems involving the veins of the legs, though they are less effective in these conditions. In all these conditions, diuretics are not as effective as a low salt diet. It is a lot easier not to put things into the human body than it is to try to get them out after you’ve put them in.

The loss of sodium and fluid caused by diuretics does result in weight loss, but diuretics should not be used specifically to lose weight. Diuretics cause loss of substances other than sodium. The diuretic induced loss of potassium can be particularly dangerous and can lead to death. Diuretics can also cause the blood volume to contract leading to kidney problems or fainting.

Q: Why is salt restricted on the Rice Diet?

Your body swells with salt and water. Most of us eat a diet that contains approx. 4,000-7,000 milligrams (mgs) of sodium. A very small amount – less than 500 mgs a day – is necessary to normal body function. On the Rice Diet Program, participants feel better in a matter of days because they get rid of the extra salt and water they are carrying. Salt makes you feel bad and stimulates your appetite. Salt is obviously a problem for patients with high blood pressure and kidney failure, but it is probably not good for most of us.

Q: Why is it important to watch sodium? How much is
too much?

It’s important to watch your sodium intake for two reasons:
The first has to do with being as healthy as you can be, the second has to do with losing weight or maintaining weight loss.

If you have high blood pressure, heart disease, heart failure, diabetes or kidney disease, there is no question that lowering your salt intake is good for you. Many of these conditions can be treated with a very low salt diet without medications and less medication can make you feel better.

Lower salt intake can improve your health even if you are basically healthy. First, it has been shown that lowering your salt intake lowers your blood pressure. This is important even if you have a “normal” blood pressure. A person with a blood pressure of 90/60 has only about 70% of the risk of having a cardiovascular event as does a person with a “normal” blood pressure of 120/80. A person with a blood pressure of 140/90, where the doctor usually says we have to watch it carefully, has a 40% higher risk than the person with a pressure of 120/80. So the lower your blood pressure the better and lower salt intake will lower your blood pressure. In four weeks, the patients on the Rice Diet with normal blood pressures lowered their pressures from 117/75 to 112/71. This may not sound like much but it can be very important in terms of lowering your risk of heart attacks or strokes.

Additionally, you will feel better with a lower salt intake and will benefit from nonspecific advantages such as less stiffness in your joints. Most of us are waterlogged. We are carrying around 5-15 pounds of extra fluid, but we have gotten used to it and think that we feel fine. Only when you eat really high salt food, such as Chinese food, do you appreciate how bad being waterlogged feels. When you cut back on salt the extra fluid leaves and you feel better. Only when you lower your salt intake can you appreciate this feeling of well-being.

The second reason low salt is good for you is that it helps to control your eating. Salt, like refined sugar, is an appetite stimulant. Without added salt you will eat less. If you’ve been on the Rice Diet, you know that no matter how good the food is your appetite begins to diminish almost after the first meal. If you’ve never been on the Rice Diet, you’ll just have to take our word for it.

As far as how much salt you should eat, I have two answers to almost all questions. The first answer is: eat as little as possible! Most people don’t like that answer, so I have a second answer: from 500 to 1000 milligrams of sodium a day (that’s about one to two grams of salt). Basically, you should not add salt and you should limit your intake of processed foods or products to which salt has been added. Staying low sodium while eating processed foods is challenging. If you eat plain food (grains, fruits and vegetables and even fish, chicken and meat), including nonfat dairy products, you will have no problem keeping within these guidelines.

Q: What about drinking when you are on a low salt diet?
A: There are two answers to most questions. The first is that alcohol is probably not good for us, so if you don’t drink, don’t start: no matter what the supposed benefit. The second answer is wine is a fruit. This is the rice and fruit diet. Therefore, wine is permissible. (Most other alcoholic beverages are made from grains: the grains and fruit diet.) Unfortunately, alcohol has more calories than fruit: about 100 for three ounces and 80-100 per ounce for liquors. So, plan accordingly a 3 ounce of red wine would be the exchange for 2 fruits. Doesn’t seem hardly worth it.

Q: What about powdered creamer and Sweet-n-Low or Equal?
A: Our medical staff always recommends having the “real thing”- like a little real 2% milk. Artificial sweetener is not encouraged but is okay in small doses. We now use a new sweetener called Splenda.

Q: Is juice okay instead of the eating the whole fruit?
A: Regular fruit is better than juice as it’s higher in fiber, but unsweetened juice is okay once in a while.

Q: What’s a better choice: decaf or regular coffee and tea?
A: Decaf tea and decaf coffee are served at the Rice House. The reason our staff nutritionists prefer decaf coffee and tea is that research shows that regular caffeinated coffee and tea may lead to arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).

Q: What is your position on the use of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat in diet? Specifically, is there an optimal amount? HEAL YOUR HEART mentions 1 to 2 teaspoons when needed to raise HDL. Is this a general upper limit?
A: Fat, any fat, is loaded with calories. Therefore, it must be carefully consumed, especially if you are losing weight. Ideally, whatever fat you do consume should come exclusively from monounsaturated and polyunsaturated sources – olive oil, canola oil, almonds, walnuts, avocado, flax, or fish – in the amount of 10 – 20% of calories for heart disease reversal and weight loss. We have to say “10 – 20 %” to account for different calorie levels. To translate into grams, which are listed on the food labels, here are some examples: (1) On 1000 calories, 10 – 20% fat would be between 11 – 22 grams of fat per day. (2) On 1200 calories, 13 to 27 grams per day, and (3) on a 1500-calorie diet, 10 to 20% fat is 17 to 33 grams per day. For a frame of reference, 1 teaspoon of oil has 4.5 grams of fat and 40 calories. Six almonds is about the same, 1/8 of an avocado is about the same. One teaspoon, however, is sometimes considered a small amount. One tablespoon (3 teaspoons) is listed on most oils as the serving size, which is 14 grams of fat and 120 calories. Therefore, if mostly fruits, vegetables, grains and beans are eaten without any fat used in the preparation process, then 1 tablespoon of oil can be added somewhere, however, it is VERY RARE to have ZERO fat during the entire rest of the day. Therefore, to account for fat that will likely be added or found in other foods, adding just 1 – 2 teaspoons of oil (or 6 almonds to a salad, or 1/8 of an avocado) to the day will guarantee that the fat in the calorie count for the day stays below 20%.

It is difficult to say what is the “optimal” amount or “general upper limit”, but I would say 10 – 20% of calories is a good goal with an upper limit being 20 – 30% if there are no risks for heart disease, no diabetes, and no weight gain.

Q: I don’t eat fish. What are good substitutes??
A: We recommend fish for the omega 3 fatty acid content that can help raise the HDL level (the “good” cholesterol). The types of fat that are found in fish have been found to be highly beneficial, whereas the saturated fat in beef, chicken and pork will raise the LDL, or “bad” cholesterol. So, we say that anytime you can choose fish over other meats, you’re doing yourself a favor. SO if there are ANY types of fish you are willing to eat, that would be one of the best and known ways of improving the HDL.

There are a few other ways to raise the HDL that have seen some results in research. The best-accepted way is to get regular exercise (we recommend 1 hour of walking daily). In addition, moderate consumption of alcohol (1 drink a day for women, 2 drinks a day for men) will raise the HDL. However, if you do not currently drink alcohol, we would not recommend that you begin to drink just to improve the cholesterol.

Some studies have seen promise in olive oil, flaxseed, soy products, and moderate consumption of nuts, like almonds, pecans and walnuts. We do not recommend nuts for a snack, but rather as a condiment, with 6 – 8 thrown over a salad, or 1 tablespoon of chopped nuts spread over steamed vegetables. It is important to use a good quality olive oil. Be sure it is in a dark bottle and it should say “hand-picked, first-cold pressed” on the bottle. We like the Laudemio brand as well as the Badia a Coltibuono. Flaxseed must be ground and not consumed in the seed form, because it will not breakdown in the digestive tract if in the seed form. Many people grind it in a separate coffee grinder and sprinkle it over their salad or cereal. Any soy product EXCEPT for miso soup, the soy powders and products flavored with lots of sodium would be OK. Soy milk, tofu made with calcium, plain tempeh, unsalted soy nuts are some good soy products to use.

If you have given up meat and are eating fish for protein, beans and legumes are a great substitute. They also have been shown to have a beneficial effect on the lipid profile by lowering the total cholesterol. Also, if you eat plenty of whole grains, your protein intake should not be a concern.

Q: What if I get hungry at night?
A: First of all, most of the people who come to the Rice House and are on the first phase of grains and fruit report NOT feeling hungry. What they may mean is that they do not have any cravings. We believe this is due to the elimination of sodium. When people go to the vegetable stage, that seems to change, even though there is still no more than 300 mg of sodium consumed. On the vegetable phase, people report feeling “hungry”, however, we think it may be cravings, and not necessarily TRUE hunger. Often times we want to eat, NOT because we have not eaten in many hours, but because we want to FEEL better. We may be angry, stressed, bored, lonely, anxious, excited, or tired, but not hungry.

We recommend doing an experiment: If you feel hungry at night, have some water and go to bed without eating something. If you get up the next morning and you are still hungry, then you were probably hungry the previous night. However, most people will get up and realize they are not hungry, which means they were experiencing one of the triggers listed above, or they saw a pizza commercial on the TV, and they wanted some!

Therefore, we emphasize the importance of recognizing the trigger that may be leading you to the fridge or the pizza man, and find something else to keep you busy: take a walk, read a book/newspaper/magazine, take a bath, clean your apartment/house, call a friend or relative, write a letter, write in a journal, etc. If you have to eat something, have a piece of fruit or some hot tea or some shredded wheat.

Q: What if I hit a plateau and don’t lose any weight for 7 days?
A: Generally, at the Rice House, plateaus are normal for 3 to 4 days. It is difficult to know what is going on physiologically, however we know people will be staying faithful to the diet and not lose any weight for 3 to 4 days. However, the scale is also not going up more than a pound in those 3 days. If people stick to the program, the scale will continue to go down. We believe there may be some fluid shifts, or perhaps the individual is having constipation or wearing slightly heavier clothes at weigh-in time. In addition, if anyone has begun an exercise program that has caused soreness, the muscles are holding onto fluid, which can keep the scale from going down. The important goal is to stay the course and the scale will move down. We really don’t see people (who are sticking to the program) have plateaus here for 7 days unless they are less than 20 pounds or so from their goal weight. Even then, the scale is going down, but it is going very slow.

When people go home from the Rice House, we emphasize that people should be happy with 1 pound a week weight loss. After a certain amount of time on this program, the fluid weight is gone and the fat weight is left to lose. This will come off much slower than the fluid weight. It takes a deficit of 3500 calories to lose one pound of fat. Therefore, when weighing on a daily basis as we recommend, it will appear as if the scale is not moving. It does move, but it moves VERY slowly and over a period of weeks. (This will vary widely depending on the amount of weight people have to lose.) We still recommend people weigh on a daily basis, NOT to see how much the scale has gone down, but to make sure it hasn’t gone UP from getting into some hidden source of sodium. If the scale does go up 2 –3 pounds in less than 3 days, most likely this is fluid weight (unless an additional 7000 to 10,500 calories has been consumed in those 3 days). The increase of 2 to 3 pounds is more likely from getting some extra sodium, which can come off with a return to a low sodium diet. A good jump-start would be a day of grains and fruit.

So, if you think you are on a plateau, re-evaluate. How much have you lost in the last 4 weeks? Has it been more than 4 pounds? Then you are doing well. Some people will lose more than 1 pound per week, but if you are going down at all over a period of 4 weeks, then you are successful. Just stay the course and the weight will come off!

Q: Can you advise what the equivalent of 1,000 cc’s of liquid is included in the program and if the 1,000 cc’s includes water? How much caffeine is allowed (if any)?
A: The equivalent of 1000cc of fluid is 34 oz. In the old days of the program, the recommended amount of fluid was 32-48 oz per day, however, we now recommend 48-64 oz of non-caffeinated fluid per day (6 – 8 glasses of 8 oz each). The best way to tell if you are adequately hydrated is to be sure your urine is almost clear. It should not be completely clear, because you can drink too much on this program. The goal would be to have urine as close to clear as possible. Also, vitamins will add some color to the urine, so that should be taken into account. Some non-caffeinated beverages contain lots of artificial sweeteners. If you do consume these “diet” drinks, I would recommend diluting them. The sweeteners are hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, so when you have a diet soda, for example, a banana won’t taste good enough because it isn’t as sweet. Many have reported an increase in cravings with increased use of artificial sweeteners. We limit their use to 1 – 2 packs a meal.

We do not have caffeine at the Rice House for 2 reasons. For one, it is another addictive substance and we are trying to help people get off of addictive substances. Secondly, it has been shown to cause some cardiac arrhythmia’s, which is certainly not something we need to introduce here. If one cup of black coffee a day is all that a person consumes, it is generally not a problem. However, a double latte or any of the other fancy coffee drinks can have lots of calories. Some have speculated about caffeine’s appetite stimulating qualities, but so far, there’s really no definitive research that has found that.

Q: I’m a serious diabetic. I know that rice isn’t “everything” in your diet, but avoiding carbs has been my goal. Your diet, with rice and fruits in what seem to me to be large amounts, scares me! Comments?
A: First of all, anyone who is a “serious diabetic” should not do this program on their own. You didn’t mention if you were a Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic, but these are completely two different types of diseases. Carbohydrates are important, however it’s the volume of carbohydrates that are the most important. When people are on the first phase here at the Rice House, the total calories are low. If we gave a high number of calories of grains and fruit, then this may cause a problem with diabetics. However, this amount of grains and fruits allows Type 2 diabetics to improve their blood glucose control dramatically, by giving the body a chance to “catch up” to the high level of circulating glucose. People stay on this phase for 2 – 6 weeks, then move to vegetables, and continue to see improvements in their diabetes. We’ve helped people get off insulin and diabetic medication by eliminating sodium and decreasing the calories. In the Going Home Meal plans, there is a variety of foods – fruits, grains, vegetables, beans, non-fat dairy and small amounts of fish, all cooked without salt, in a moderate amount of calories. These are the types of foods that are good for everyone, including diabetics.

Q: How does the Rice Diet differ from the other popular low fat diets like the plan associated with Dr. Dean Ornish?

Dr. Dean Ornish actually based his diet on Dr. Kempner’s Rice Diet, but made some changes.

His diet is completely vegetarian and he added sodium to the Rice Diet to bring it up to 2400 mg a day. On the Rice Diet, we have fish as well as small amounts of lean meats, and poultry (at home), as long as it doesn’t “make you sick”, meaning raise the blood pressure, blood sugar, or cholesterol. A lot of people eat these foods to excess and then need to give them up later on. Our sodium level is quite low in the treatment phase, then runs between 500-1000mg at home.

The Ornish diet is also VERY low fat. Less than 10% of total calories come from fat. The Rice Diet is initially less than 10% fat when in the treatment phases at the Rice House, but upon going home, patients are recommended to stay between 10 – 20% for heart disease reversal as well as weight loss.

When on the Dean Ornish diet, people are told to eat his foods until they feel full (but not stuffed), therefore not attaching specific calorie levels to his diet. We have several different calorie plans that our patients use at home, including 1000, 1200, and 1500 calorie meal plans.

To my knowledge, both programs emphasize exercise and stress reduction with meditation and yoga.

Q: What are the phases of the Rice Diet and how long do you stay on each one? How much fat, protein and carbohydrates are on these phases? Is it the same?

The “phases of the Rice Diet” have changed over the years to mean different things, but currently, there are three phases, with the first two done at the Rice House and the third phase continued at home. The first two phases are the most restrictive and because of their calorie and sodium levels are to be monitored here at the Rice House. After spending time here, participants learn how to do portions of phases I and II at home.

The first two phases include grains, fruits, vegetables, and beans. Phase I is 5% fat, 6% protein and about 89% carbohydrates. On Phase II that shifts to 7% fat, 13% protein and 80% carbohydrates. On Phase III, when fish, nonfat dairy and other similar foods are added, the goal for fat percentage is 10 – 20%, 15% protein and 65 – 75% carbohydrates, which is actually quite a balanced plan.

The length of time for each phase depends on the individual, but we suggest people do at least 10 – 14 days of phase I. Some choose to do more based on how far they are from their goal. Occasionally, we also have patients who skip phase I entirely depending on their medical situation.

We strongly recommend not doing phase I at home without medical supervision. There is a significant risk involved. However, if one desires to do this program at home, then the book, “Heal Your Heart” by Kitty Rosati, MS, RD, LDN, has a lot of information and recipes that can guide you.

How to get rid of Tonsil Stones

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

If you want to genuinely know about how to get rid of tonsil stones then, believe me, this e-book is the only true guide. Though nowadays, medical advancements have stepped towards the surgery but when I went through the pages of Banish Tonsil Stones I was amazed of the step by step details explaining how to get rid of tonsil stones in the most efficient, effective, hassle free way!

When one suffers from Tonsillolith, then he or she understands about the pains that are faced with this disease and the social discomfort it brings. However, while reading this eBook it seemed that removing the tonsil stones would be just a painless effort. Doctors do give a number of remedies, but in this eBook, you would be finding breakthrough natural remedies that not only show you how to get rid of tonsil stones but, stop them from ever coming back! Right food and correct length of activities will show you the way of surgery free knowledge of how to get rid of tonsil stones.

Many e-books are available in the market; however, this book emphasizes more on the natural and effective methods to prevent tonsil stones from ever forming again.

The writer Diane Puttman has introduced natural remedies as the answer to how to get rid of tonsil stones. I personally find this to be a better option than the prevalent methods available in the market: Thera Breath (Dr. Harold Katz) and Tonsil Stones Secret Home Remedies (Anna Watson). Even the language written is reader friendly and at once; you would be able to sum up a deep idea about how to get rid of tonsil stones.

Most people dealing with tonsil stones are looking for an answer on how to get rid of tonsil stones. It can be very difficult to engage in a relationship or start a new relationship dealing with the constant fear of bad breath. Which is the main symptom of having tonsil stones.

Do not waste another minute searching online on tonsil stones removal, grab this ebook and follow its methods. Get your social life back, live normal again and not ever worry about bad breath or how to get rid of tonsil stones!


Tuesday, December 6th, 2016


Nature of the disease:

Pneumonia is an inflammation or a serious infection of either one or both lungs that can be triggered by viruses, bacteria and/or some fungi. In people with pneumonia, the cilia in the lung tissue continuously drive mucus in which the bacteria and viruses were trapped, continuously out of the lungs. This phenomenon would hinder the oxygen to get to the blood cells and nourish other cells of the body. People with weak immune system, older or very young individuals, pregnant woman, and those expose clod temperature are at risk of acquiring pneumonia.


The causes of pneumonia are the lack of vitamin A and C. Vitamin A function as helps maintaining healthy lining of the respiratory system. While Vitamin C boost our immune system. Any deficiency of this vitamin would increase the susceptibility to respiratory infection that would eventually lead to pneumonia. Devitalized products like refined sugar, refined and at the same time bleached sugar.

The different microorganism such as the viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, and idiopathic causes causes this infection of the lung. Especially in areas such as college dormitory or military barracks, and areas exposed to environmental pollutants and cigarette smokers are susceptible in having this illness.


Pneumonia is contagious, which is one of the common diseases worldwide. It’s a leading disease among infants particularly in low income countries. Pneumonia can lead to a more serious complication especially when caused by a bacterium. The additional complication includes the following: circulatory and respiratory failure, empyema, pleural effusion, and abscess.


In 20th century, a Doktor discovered a cure for pneumonia without undergoing radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or surgery by using the right combination of natural elements and herbal combination, which was termed as  Healing Formula. His name is   Dok Edgar Lozada Delibo a Doktor of Ministry in Alternative Medicine, and a member of Inventors’ Society in the Philippines. He proves that all degenerative diseases can be cured, because our body has the ability to cure itself if it is being provided the right vitamins and minerals needed in the body. He was  awarded by the Philippine government in the office of DOST- TAPI.

Symptoms of Bronchitis

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The Symptoms of Bronchitis includes:

  • Coughing

If the cough stays steady or gets worse for 10 days – 2 weeks

If coughing gets worse at night

If your cough has mucus in it

If cough has blood in it (in rare cases); see a doctor if this

  • Shortness of breathe
  • Chest discomfort, soreness, and tightness in the chest
  • Fatigue
  • Slight fever and chills
  • General ill feeling (malaise)
  • Tickle feeling in back of throat that leads to soreness
  • Poor sleep
  • Chills (uncommon)
  • Whooping cough and sinusitis may cause bronchitis-like symptoms. .
  • Production of mucus (sputum), which can be clear, white, yellowish-gray or green in color
  • Breathlessness
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Blocked nose and sinuses
  • Aches and pain
  • blocked nose and sinuses
  • Spit or cough up mucus tinged with blood


The symptoms of bronchitis listed above are usually not that severe, so you might not need to see your doctor. However some symptoms can be much similar to the symptoms of pneumonia. So be very careful and look out for changes in your symptoms.

Importantly, wheezing, chest discomfort and if the coughing  produces large amounts of mucus are usually Symptoms of chronic bronchitis. This type of cough often is called a smoker’s cough.

When to contact your doctor :

Consult with your doctor as soon as possible if the following occurs :

  • cough get very severe or lasts for an extended period of more than three (3) weeks
  • If you are coughing up mucus that is streaked with blood it is usually a bad sign.
  • if you are experiencing a constant fever that extends for more than three days.
  • if you begin to breathe really quickly (Thirty (30) or more breathes per minute) or if you are experiencing extremely painful pains in your chest.
  • confusion or drowsiness.
  • If you have experienced repeated bouts of bronchitis
  • if you have a lung or heart condition for example; emphysema, asthma, congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

 Chronic Bronchitis Symptoms

During the winter season the symptoms of chronic bronchitis are usually worse. Importantly, it is usually common to have two or flare-ups annually. A flare-up is when the symptoms gets really bad.

If you try to exercise and you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD ( chronic bronchitis and emphysema combined) you will get extremely breathless.

Chronic Bronchitis (COPD) Life Expectancy

People who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) usaually suffer with both Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis at the same time. The main cause of COPD in the United States of America is Tobacco Smoking. Smoking, and the occurrence of COPD, both decrease average life expectancy.

According to the US National Institutes of Health, for a 65 year old:

Smoking  decreases your life expectancy by about 3.5 years

Smoking with Stage 1 COPD  may  decrease your life expectancy by about an additional 0.3 years

Smoking with Stage 2 COPD may  further decrease your life expectancy by about an additional 2.2 years

Smoking with Stage 3 COPD  may further decrease your life expectancy by about an additional 5.8 years

Smoking with Stage 4 COPD may expect to further decrease your life expectancy by about an additional 5.8 years.

Low Carb Plr Diet Digital Books

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

A lot of low carb diet program promote high protein, low carb foods, while others speak to your about low fat, low carb meals. Whichever type of diet routine you are utilizing the main weight of your foods will come from, meat, fish, casing fish, non-starchy vegetables, salad vegetables and some dairy foods. It is surprising primarily how little plus it really can not be helped on a competitive carb diet. If opting to make a low fat, then tiny fat cheeses and as well very lean meat products should be chosen instead of unique full fat alternatives.

Dissolve the jelly into the boiling water, stirring until quite dissolved. Add the cold water and place in the refrigerator through partially set. Stir the pecans and vanilla flavor into the ricotta cheese. Working with a whisk post to the jello and whip right up until mixed. Split between 4 bowls and refrigerate once more to selection before serving.

Of all of the cheaper carb diets declare that meats, poultry, carp and egg are good for you the stages of these and varieties and should be arranged by finding and also if these certain low carb foods are good. You will regularly find other products which will give sneakers national value considering convention food form of. For example on low carb diets it is known to be good to acquire various cheeses adore Cheddar cheese, goat cheese, cream cheese, Gouda, Swiss, Mozzarella, Roquefort and many other Blue cheeses.

To show your internet about junk foods and nutrients you need to learn. First, its hard to stop the temptation to be found at parties or how the eating binge have a trip on afterwards. And second, website visitor stays you need to be able to on a weight reduction plan to reduce belly fat, but usually the junk food is stopping you.

Of course, a ideal eating plan often is only fifty percent of the situation in shedding excess weight rapidly.A common work out regimen can expertise you lose bodyweight fast normally by using the shortest number of time. This is what aided me to be able to drop 50 bodyweight and get a functional flat abdomen.
Common of most food South Beach minimized carb menus, your ultimate lunch will are made up of high protein, high fiber meal that limits this intake of carbs. Create your own salad with only one bag of greens greens (6.5 ounces to 4 cups), half of wonderful avocado, and two tablespoons of sunflower seeds. Apply 3.5 ounces of your protein to choice to this salad (turkey, chicken, tofu, fish perhaps egg), plus multiple tablespoons of sugar-free Italian dressing.
The quickest way to tummy fat is that has protein. But, there is almost always a downside every diet. Market . eat high protein low carb food items get BORED. After a small number of weeks, it grows very monotonous.
All these diets are an actual sure-ball way to drop the weight fast. They aren’t are the the exact same at some point, each of boasts of its own set of architectural plans and procedures comply with.

Acne Conglobata Some Option Therapies

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Zits, pimples, blemishes, breakouts-whatever you refer to it as, acne could be a challenging condition that can be difficult to treat. Acne conglobata is very common, by having an estimated 80% of most people globally expected to are afflicted by some sort of acne conglobata in their life span. For those who suffer from the occasional blemish, acne is any transient aggravation that is not of much concern usually. For others, acne breakouts are a daily passion that can create a serious influence on a person’s self-esteem and also overall mental health.

Most people who suffer from acne resort to harsh chemicals as well as conventional antibiotic therapies to heal their particular blemishes. Fortunately, more option is available now than previously. If you are considering looking for alternative treatments, here is a speedy run-down of the most recent methods for managing acne conglobata.

Blue light box therapy: Blue light therapy will be aimed at acne breakouts patients who’ve had little good results with other treatment options. Blue light therapy targets eradicating the actual bacteria that creates most forms of acne, propionibacterium acnes (R. acnes). P. Acnes creates the small compounds known as porphyrins that in turn assist produce the bacterium that causes most forms of acne swelling. Blue light box therapy works by zeroing in on the porphyrins. Porphyrins that are confronted with the blue mild are able to create free radicals in which destroy the P. acnes microorganisms.

Blue light therapy is actually rapidly learning to be a popular treatment for acne because it’s non-invasive and drug-free way to help cure blemishes. Many topical cream medications consist of strong ingredients that damage hypersensitive skin, resulting in peeling, inflammation, and improved sun level of sensitivity. Blue light therapy is widely thought to be an easy and drug-free alternative to most acne medications. Some folks have expressed issue over the safety of azure light therapy. In yesteryear, light therapy choices have not been regarded 100% safe. Past light therapy treatments contained ultraviolet gentle that was harmful to the skin. Thankfully, modern azure light therapy may be FDA approved and is also free of Ultra violet light.

So how does blue light therapy work? Typically, blue light box therapy is administered inside gradual increments. A common routine of therapy might consist of eight periods given in a period of four weeks. Blue light therapy sessions are usually short, generally lasting concerning 15 minutes. Visit a skin specialist or perhaps dermatologist to receive more information, or to receive a treatment of blue light box therapy.

Another form of light box therapy that is used to treat acne is referred to as pulsed light and heat energy (LHE) therapy. LHE therapy uses both light and heat to be able to eradicate the main causes of acne breakouts. Like blue light therapy, LHE therapy makes use of light to destroy acne-causing bacteria. LHE therapy also uses heat to lessen the production of natural oils and to help shrink skin oil glands. LHE therapy is a stylish option for several acne sufferers because it promises fast results. Typically, improvement within the symptoms of acne can be seen in as early as 30 days. LHE treatments are also turning into popular because it’s a fast therapy, with most periods done in approximately 10 minutes. The Fda standards has approved LHE therapy for your treatment of mild to average acne.

While different types of light therapies may seem attractive, they can be also expensive, and may even not be covered by most wellness insurances. If you are searching for a treatment that is less severe and less expensive, take into account many the countless herbal treatments that obtainable. Many herbs are already signaled as probably therapeutic. Some people who suffer swear by specific herbal supplements, including black currant seedling oil as well as evening primrose oil. Both herbs are recommended to the ones who suffer. Try taking three 500-milligram capsules every day to control the acne. It might be helpful to create an herbal journal of kinds, where you can track the herbs you are taking as well as their efficacy.

Beside herbal treatments, certain minerals and vitamins are also highly recommended for acne conglobata sufferers. Vitamin A is probably the most important vitamin for the manufacturing and maintenance of a healthy appearance. Vitamin A aids control how much sebum created by your skin, which is also a crucial vitamin inside the production of keratin. Vitamin Any is very effective, and must simply be taking in governed doses. Consult your physician about the appropriate amount of Vit a for your situation. Other important ‘skin’ nutritional vitamins are Supplement B-6 and Vitamin E. An important mineral for the repair off a healthy appearance is Zinc oxide. Approximately 30-50 mg associated with Zinc everyday is recommended with regard to acne sufferers.

What Makes The Nutritional Guide In P90X2 Different‏

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The difference between the nutritional guide in P90X and P90X2 is a number of things. There are many different people with different requirements. All those needs between a vegans, pescatarians, and someone allergic to wheat are going to have a certain area of the food market that can’t be generalized. In the most recent P90X2 reviews that have been published, it’s been noted that the nutritional guide aims to meet those concerns along with its new workout program. Muscle confusion is refined in P90X2 to maximize stamina and endurance. The idea behind the nutritional guide is to stick to the theme of flexibility. The latest research shows that people need more dietary fat in their meals in each of the three calorie levels.

The plan is to meet everyone’s needs without becoming too complex. People feel better when they have choices and in exercise the main rules that apply to staying fit are unbreakable. Eat right and exercise regularly, such as with food from shrimp farming. This is common knowledge. Yet, there are many ways to meet to those rules. Eating right for someone who’s allergic to a certain type of food shouldn’t inhibit a healthy eating habit. Limitations are there for a reason and are either self induced or out or ones control. It’s not like they can be ignored. The new P90X2 nutritional guide aims to bridge those gaps.

The P90X2 Nutrition Guide leans on the fact that if you eat right, you do well. Yet, people have different limitations and different eating requirements. So how does someone stay healthy? The nutritional guide in P90X2 has 27 mini guides to help narrow down your own personal needs. The idea is to work with you instead of applying a standard you have to attain. The phrase clean eating is out there for a reason. Get used to that phrase in the future. The more a food has been processed the worse off you will be in the path to eating healthy.

So what does the phrase “clean eating” mean? It means buying whole foods and cooking them yourself. Clean food means that it is without things that are processed and have other additives in them. Those extra fixes are a change in a habit. The key change is that once that changes, it does get easier. Making the adjustments can be hard at first but the benefits are worth it. If you’ve done the original P90X, this concept won’t be a hard one to grasp. There is an online Meal Plan Wizard at the Beachbody website. All the information is within reach. It’s just a matter of commitment.

How to Write an Assistant Manager Resume

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

If you are applying for a job as an assistant manager, it is crucial that your resume also exudes a great deal of professionalism. Hence, you should put more effort in drafting an assistant manager resume as this can make or break you so to speak. An assistant manager position requires that the candidate must possess a leadership ability and management skill. You should be able to express this in your resume objective and justify this in your resume by providing details of your work responsibilities in your previous job. While it is not compulsory, most employers would prefer candidates with a formal education background for assistant manager positions. Typically a four year degree in management or human resources are ideal, however not a requirement.

How can you write an impressive Assistant Manager Resume?
In order to stand out, your resume should highlight your skills in leadership, management, organizational, customer service, and relationship-building. You should also have the qualities of an effective leader such as being able to make decisions on behalf of the upper management as well as being able to formulate solutions to problems on hand. empire social bookmarks Aside from that, your resume should also exhibit good communication skills as this is also an important quality of someone in a managerial position. In short, make it a point to use your resume as a tool to convey to your prospective employer that you are a great asset to the management and they will greatly benefit from your valuable service.

Treat your Assistant manager resume as a great way to showcase your abilities and skills. If you have superior communication skills for instance, make it a point to show it in your resume by using impressive sentence constructions without using highfalutin words. Your goal is to provide a straightforward and clear cut resume that is content-rich and flavorful. What you want to achieve with your resume is to get attention and hopefully stand out from the many other applicants and get a chance for an interview where you can further market your skills and qualifications. In short, your resume should be like an advertisement or teaser for the company to get to know you more and request you to come for an interview.

Your resume should start with a brief objective of what you want to achieve by joining the company. Make sure that your objective is not only based on your personal goal but also include how the company will benefit in line with your goal. You should also include a professional summary where you can briefly describe your overall qualifications. The professional summary is also important as this alone can spell the difference between success and failure. A poorly written professional summary will put your resume in the backseat while a compelling one will entice the recruiter to read your resume all the way to the end and give you an interview.

Of course, a resume is not a resume without your professional experience or employment history. This is where you can support your qualifications with real-based experience by detailing your job description. You can also write down your achievements and any trainings, workshops or seminars that you have attended especially if they are related to improving your management skills or how to pass a urine test.

African Mango and Dr. Oz – What is all the hype about?

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

In October of 2010 Dr. Oz talked about some natural health supplements on his popular television show. According to him, these natural supplements not only help one to lose weight but are also beneficial for ones overall health. A number of well known products were listed by Dr. Oz including Sea Buckthorn Oil, Acai Berry and several others.However, the one product he found most impressive was African mango or Irvingia Gabonensis.

Dr. Oz. proclaimed this particular fruit, a breakthrough supplement‚ on his show and further added that it is actually a‚”miracle in your medicine cabinet”, which could allow you to shed 10 lbs in just a few weeks. When he introduced African mango, he stated: there is brand-new research that has come out showing that African Mango truly acts just like a super-potent fiber. And due to that fact, it’s very powerful in gathering and eliminating bad cholesterol in one’s body.

Dr. Oz explains that African mango is a fruit that is very rich in fiber. Fiber is actually one important element that aids in losing weight, and this fruit contains 14 percent of it. In the beginning, experts thought that it was the antioxidant properties of the fruit that was largely responsible for weight loss; but, further research, particularly one study that was carried out in year 2009, found that the benefits were far more than merely antioxidants alone. It was found that African mango naturally acts as a strong appetite suppressant; it in fact influences the way in which the brain works. It was also observed that this fruit increases the production of Adiponectin – the hormone that boosts sensitivity to insulin, which consequently, allows the body to burn extra fat. In the study conducted by the University of Yaounde, after 4 weeks it was seen that subjects who used African mango extract had shed an average of 12.3pounds, whilst no significant adjustments were observed for the placebo group.

To take the supplement, all you need to do is take one in the morning before breakfast and another one prior to dinner time. The majority of people notice the effects working within only a few days. Due to its effectiveness in gathering and removing cholesterol from the body, subjects generally start to drop fat within one week.

Although Dr. Oz didn’t promote any particular brand name of African mango extract extract, it really is obvious that the one which has the African mango in its highest quantities and in its purest form would be ideal. As the demand of African mango grows, so does the spread of bogus and low cost products. Mostly they are from China, and either don’t contain genuine African mango extract, or perhaps only have small amounts of the fruit. It is very important that when you want to buy African mango you don’t just fall for some low quality African mango dietary supplements. One site that we found selling the most high quality supplements is Natural African Mango. You can order the product there with complete peace of mind as the product comes backed with a 100% money back guarantee.

How To Make Yourself Throw Up

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Throwing up is a harmless response of your body and it’s natural when you feel nauseous. I have gathered experiences over the years as to improve on purging,it’s methods and steps.
So here it is:

Is Forcing Yourself To Vomit A Good Idea?
You see, forcing yourself to vomit causes a lot of strain on your esophagus and upper digestive tract and frequently forcing yourself to throw up.

Can you lose weight eating and throwing up?
To most people the answer to this question seems obvious. If you throw up the food you eat then you’re going to lose weight, right?
Certainly you can lose weight this way, but it is incredibly dangerous. It can be a rational decision to make yourself throw up if you’re on a diet and trying to lose weight.

Ways To Make Yourself Throw Up

Make Yourself Dizzy – If you experience light-headedness, dizziness and nausea directly after working, during those times, is it OK to make yourself throw up by resorting.

Sensory Stimulus – The sensory stimulation of the human body reacts to different situations in different ways. Vomiting can be triggered by a variety of stimuli: stimulation of the sensory nerve endings in the G-I tract and pharynx.

Egg Whites – Slightly beat 2 to 3 egg whites and slowly gargle until the gag reflex is set off.

Overeating – Eating a lot is another method to induce vomit. It’s not so simple because you have to eat a lot to get you to the point of wanting to throw up.

After you are all done purging,drink a tall glass of water and purge again. you will see more food actually comes out! So drink up and get rid of it.