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If you’re recovering from the stomach flu or some other sort of ailment related to the stomach, you might be surprised to hear people suggest that you eat some yogurt. Considering yogurt is a dairy product and dairy products often don’t go well with stomach issues, you might be wary at first, but there is a reason that yogurt is often suggested in these situations.
The reason behind this is that yogurt is full of probiotics, which are essentially beneficial bacteria, some of which can help heal your stomach and intestinal lining from any of the problems and damage that may have been done to yet while you were sick. Frozen yogurt is often known to have probiotics in it as well, though may contain more sugar that your stomach might not be ready for.
There is a lot of information on the Internet regarding the proper usage of the product known as PCA-RX; some of this information is conflicting and confusing, while other information seems to be too geared towards selling the product. There are a number of chemicals and substances included in PCA-RX that are truly beneficial for the body.
These substances have been through research that has had positive results, alongside anecdotal evidence that has suggested that PCA-RX is worth usage. That being said, everyone’s body is different and it’s entirely possible that some people have different reactions to PCA-RX than others, which is why there may be some conflicting information out there.
Recent efforts by misinformed anti-vaccine groups have been lobbying the World Health Organization to try to remove thimerosal out of vaccines, under the incorrect belief that this is an agent causing autism in children. Though thimerosal is mercury-based, it contains ethyl mercury, which is given at much lower doses, far too low to cause genuine harm.
It has been confirmed – through a series of seven studies – that children that received vaccines containing thimerosal are not at a greater risk of autism or even for the subtlest signs of mercury poisoning. Certain hospitals in the 1990s removed the thimerosal from vaccines and a number of children died of Hepatitis B because of this.
In the history of modern medicine, there have only been two infectious diseases that have been completely eradicated from the globe. The lesser-known of these two diseases is a disease called rinderpest, which is a viral disease that infected cattle. This disease, through vaccines, became the first and only livestock diseases to ever be eradicated by humans.
However, the more commonly known disease that has been eradicated completely by human intervention is smallpox. Through vaccination, smallpox was able to be stopped completely, and the global eradication of smallpox was certified in 1979 and endorsed in 1980. The last naturally occurring case of smallpox occurred in Somalia in October 1977.
A number of practitioners of alternative medicine believe that symptoms such as gastrointestinal distress, sore gums, and rashes, alongside a number of other concurrent symptoms, can be related to the Candida albicans fungus. Though the majority of doctors have not particularly confirmed or condemned the effects of this fungus in the body, some alternative practitioners swear by it.
The general idea to get rid of the excess Candida albicans fungus that is supposedly present in one’s intestines is through what is referred to as a Candida cleanse. Supposedly, this Candida cleanse can significantly reduce the effects of the fungus. It should be known, however, that not a single study has proven that intestinal candidiasis causes any symptoms of illness.
Though there is often a lot of debate on the proper treatments for autistic children, there is a general consensus that autism should be treated as early as possible, so that a child will have a better chance of integrating into society with other non-autistic children. By addressing any problems earlier on, children are more likely to develop at a faster rate.
Because of this, it is typically suggested that children on the autism spectrum are brought in to start autism therapy as early as possible. By meeting with a trained therapist, autistic children can more easily develop their fine and gross motor skills, their speech skills, and anything else that might be initially hindered by their autism.
The study of autism is something that is always being worked on, as researchers learn new treatments and new information about autism spectrum disorder through a variety of studies. The Autism Science Foundation and Autism Treatment Center are among the organizations that work towards funding further research regarding the causes and treatments of autism.
It is through these studies that new ideas for autism treatments are developed. Sometimes there are medications that can alleviate certain effects of autism. In other cases, there are studies done to determine what the best psychological and therapeutic approaches are towards children with autism, to ensure that they are developing at an acceptable rate.
My sister is always looking for new treatments for autism for her son. That’s not unusual for a mother of an autistic child. She likes to read medical journals and go to websites online to catch up on the latest news. She keeps an open dialog with her son’s doctor to make sure he is aware of everything out there. I assured my sister that he is a professional and he probably knows more than she does.
My sister told me about some new tests scientists were doing with probiotics. She says that probiotics help balance out the body’s bacteria. In the case of autism patients, they have an overabundance of a certain type of bacteria and probiotics may be able to help with that. There is more research to be done and a lot more questions need to be answered, but she hopes that one day this treatment will be able to help her son in any way possible.
I’ve been trying to get my friends to go out and get vaccinated for the flu this winter. One particular friend is very adamant about not getting a flu shot. She believes that the chances of the flu shot actually preventing her from getting the flu are very slim. She says that her cousin got the flu shot and he ended up getting the flu anyway. She told me that she would rather save her money for something that might actually work.
I asked my friend why she wouldn’t just get a flu shot. Anything was better than nothing. She didn’t budge from her stance. She didn’t want to put harmful things in her body that are found in the flu vaccine like thimerosal. I told her that the trace amounts of thimerosal found in vaccines aren’t enough to do any damage to anybody. She believes that if she were going to get sick from the flu, then it was meant to happen. I wish she wasn’t so stubborn all the time. It’s quick, easy, and helps prevent sickness. There’s nothing wrong with that.
I felt really tired and kind of sick this past week. I had trouble concentrating at work and couldn’t do any of my weekly exercises at the gym. I was hoping it wasn’t the flu because I don’t like being stuck at home with nothing to do but to lay in bed. I even went out and got a flu shot this year so I wouldn’t get sick. Some people told me that flu shots don’t work that well but I figured it would be better than doing nothing.
I went to the doctor the other day and told him what was wrong with me. He told me it was a mild case of mercury poisoning which was probably caused by all of the seafood I ate the previous week. He told me to not eat any kind of fish for a while and to get plenty of rest. In the future, I should watch what I eat more carefully to avoid getting sick. Fish can be healthy but too much of a good thing isn’t a good thing. I’m just glad that it wasn’t anything more serious like the flu.