Jack Maher

  • A Gluten-Free Diet

    Editor’s note: The name of this article’s special contributor has been changed to protect medical information.  If you’ve recently been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity or Celiac disease, you may be thinking, “This feels like a death sentence.” I know the feeling of realizing that you can no longer enjoy foods you’ve always loved. After multiple trips to the doctor due to unceasing gastrointestinal issues, I was told to cut gluten and lactose out of my diet for four weeks then slowly introduce each separately into my diet. Lactose caused no...
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    AFIB Treatments

    If you stay current with what’s unfolding in the medical field, you’re probably aware of one of the top health conditions running rampant today. Atrial fibrillation, or Afib, is a disorder once primarily associated with the elderly which is now seen affecting today’s younger generation. It is especially prevalent in athletes today. According to the world of medicine, Afib has several treatment options which include several forms of atrial fibrillation medication options. Are you suffering from atrial fibrillation and looking for more information about...
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    AFIB Causes

    You may have heard of a heart condition by the name of Atrial Fibrillation, or simply Afib, as it has become more common of late. Afib is a medical condition where the atria, the upper chambers of the heart, contract abnormally and irregularly. These rapid heartbeats are referred to as arrhythmia. Studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention have revealed that between 2.7 and 6.1 million people in the U.S. suffer from Afib. The condition has a higher prevalence among people over...
  • blood thinners, atrial fibrillation, afib treatment

    AFIB and Blood Thinners

    Twenty years ago, an irregular heartbeat could just be another sign that you were aging. Now, however, Atrial Fibrillation is a growing health risk that affects millions of people in the United States. Afib can be potentially deadly. However, improvements in diagnostic tools and treatments, especially regarding blood thinners, are reducing the risks of Atrial Fibrillation. Aspirin has been in use to treat Atrial Fibrillation for years, but the current medical community is searching for a better solution. Both Aspirin and Warfarin can have undesirable...
  • paleo diet, paleo recipes, Paleo Roasted Beet Soup

    Paleo Roasted Beet Soup

    Beet soup may be a snap to make, but one spoonful of this tastes anything but simplistic. This Paleo approved roasted beet soup has layers of flavor and is equally scrumptious whether you want to enjoy it hot or cold! The beet gives this beautiful looking dish its beautifully rich color and hearty taste, balanced with spices of garam masala and a pinch of garlic. It’s a must-try for any Paleo dieter! Serves: 4-6 Ingredients 3 large beets, cut into ½ inch pieces 2...
  • paleo diet, paleo recipes, Quick Paleo Strawberry Crepes

    Paleo Strawberry Crepes

    Looking for a Paleo recipe that’s as quick and easy to make as it is delicious to enjoy? Finally, here’s a 15-minute crepes recipe for a swift Paleo treat that is sure to satisfy every sweet tooth! These crepes aren’t just Paleo approved but also dairy, grain, and gluten free. Therefore these are a tasty treat everyone can enjoy! Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients Strawberry Sauce 8oz quartered strawberries 2 tbsp coconut sugar 1...
  • paleo diet, paleo recipes, Paleo Peach Parfait

    Paleo Peach Parfait

    Who doesn’t love a parfait? Thankfully not all parfaits have to be loaded with ice cream, chocolate, and other ingredients that aren’t as good for a healthy lifestyle. Instead, some come in much healthier, paleo options, such as this recipe for a delicious peach parfait! Not only that, but you can easily make it from home! Prep time: 1 hour 15 min Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 1.5 hours Serves: 2-4 Ingredients Yogurt layers: 2 tbsp raw honey Squeeze of lemon juice 2½ tbsp grass...
  • type 2 diabetes, type 2 diabetes symptoms, type 1 diabetes, difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes

    Type 1 VS Type 2 Diabetes

    Type 2 diabetes and type 1 diabetes are often thought of as being one and the same, but in actual fact, they are two very different diseases with one thing in common. They both cause a high blood sugar level. According to a survey carried out, type 2 diabetes is the more prevalent type of diabetics, with an astounding 95 percent of people living with diabetes being type 2 diabetics, and a mere 5 percent being type 1. So, just what is the difference between...
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    Smoking and Diabetes

    According to researchers at the University of Bloomington in Indiana and several other US research institutions, lung cancer could be a bigger threat to type 2 diabetics than to non-diabetics. In May of 2016, the British Journal of Cancer recorded the results of a study on 2,484 women whose doctors had diagnosed them with lung cancer. Those with type 2 diabetes were 27 percent more likely to die within almost three years. Women with the longest time as diabetics, those treated with insulin, and,...
  • stage 4 breast cancer life expectancy, stage 4 breast cancer, stage 4 breast cancer treatments

    Advanced Breast Cancer Treatment

    Breast cancer is perhaps one of the most common and feared cancer types. When the disease is diagnosed stage 4 breast cancer at detection, it can be a very difficult standpoint. Many therapies may be available but it will still be very hard if the cancer is already at the metastatic stage. Many people can seem at a loss when faced with the different stage 4 breast cancer treatments. Secondary breast cancer, also called metastatic breast cancer, occurs when the disease spreads from the...
  • advanced breast cancer, stage 4 breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer, breast cancer

    Loved Ones With Breast Cancer

    Living with advanced breast cancer can be very challenging. It reduces physical activities because of the deteriorating health and agony caused by the symptoms. A friend or a loved one who is struggling with breast cancer should always realize that he or she won’t be ostracized, taken for granted, or won’t be alone in their taxing journey. Assist someone you love suffering from cancer now by providing them with a lot of sympathy and joy. Ascertain the Condition of the Advanced Breast Cancer Patient It is...
  • epileptic seizures, epilepsy symptoms, epilepsy

    Types of Epileptic Seizures

    Epilepsy is not a single disorder but a group of disorders that are characterized by recurring attacks. This is typically caused by abnormal electrical discharges from brain cells in the cerebral cortex. Types of epileptic seizures that occur with epilepsy vary depending on whether they are idiopathic or secondary. Idiopathic ones occur without any apparent cause, while secondary ones are due to certain neurological disorders and brain abnormalities. Let’s look at those associated with epilepsy. First of all, there are many types of epileptic...
  • how does breast cancer spread, breast cancer, metastatic breast cancer

    Breast Cancer Progression

    Breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer today. Despite that, a positive breast cancer diagnosis will still strike concern and a sense of fear in almost anyone. Breast cancer can be quite dynamic in nature and capable of spreading to various parts of the body. Where and How Does Breast Cancer Spread? When breast cancer begins to spread to other organs, it is medically referred to as metastatic breast cancer. Malignant cells of this nature leave the breast tissue, spread to other...
  • paleo diet, paleo sweet potato waffles, paleo recipes

    Paleo Sweet Potato Waffles

    So you’ve successfully made the transition to the paleo diet. Congratulations! But, do you ever find yourself reminiscing about your favorite breakfast foods? Waffles? Pancakes? French toast? Turn that frown upside down because you can still enjoy making delicious breakfast foods for yourself without cups of sugar and loads of carbs that are typically aplenty in breakfast foods. It’s time to put that waffle maker back into action! If you don’t have a waffle maker, you could alternatively use this recipe and make sweet...
  • breast cancer metastasis, metastasized breast cancer, how does breast cancer spread

    Breast Cancer Metastasis

    Did you know that breast cancer does not always remain on the breast? Instead, the cancerous cells spread to other vital organs and become life-threatening at this stage. In fact, no one dies of breast cancer when it remains only on the breast. Breast cancer metastasis refers to the spread of breast cancer. Do you have questions about metastasized breast cancer? If so, know that you are not alone. Thankfully, today, there is more information about breast cancer metastasis in comparison to several decades ago thanks...
  • type 2 diabetes, diabetes causes, diabetes symptoms

    Type 2 Diabetes Causes

    Diabetes encompasses several diseases that result from physiological problems in association with the production of insulin. According to the Center for Diseases Control (CDC), up to 95% of diabetics in the US have Type 2 Diabetes. While you don’t need to be overweight, obese, or lack physical activity to get Type 2 Diabetes, these are the most common causes of the disease. Read on to find out the causes and symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes along with the risk factors that make you more predisposed...
  • Sleep Health Benefits

    Quality sleep is vital to keep us fit and healthy. Proper and enough sleep makes us feel refreshed, energetic and overall in good shape. These are crucial, in light of the fact that we often don’t practice them routinely. People constantly feel excessively tired on the grounds that they are missing value sleeping time. When they feel tired, they lose their inspiration to work out or even get regular chores done. Here are some ways that it can really benefit both your body and mind:...