Day: July 18, 2017

7 Healthy Diet Foods

You are what you eat. This is an old saying, which is true. To an extent of course. What you eat often affects you health, not to mention your appearance. For example if you drink alcohol and smoke chances are you will be less healthy than someone who does not. This can be compared to all foods, such as fruit and vegetables, meat, junk food, etc. The more balanced diet you have the higher chances you have of being healthy and in shape.

So here are 7 Healthy Diet Foods which you should very much consider next time you go shopping.

List of 7 Healthy Diet Foods

  1. Apples . An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Since these are loaded with vitamins C and A, they help lower cholesterol and your chance of getting cancer.
  2. Broccoli . One serving has 97% of your vitamin C for the day. Enough said
  3. Oranges . These guys help prevent cold and flues, are a healthier alternative to snacks, taste great and have heaps of vitamin C.
  4. Carrots . Carrots have beta carotene which is known to fight cancer. They are also good for the eyes, and make a great diet snack when dipped in some low-fat dipping cream.
  5. Salmon. Salmon contains omega-3 fat, which is good for your heart. Also research shows that people who eat salmon once a week are known to have 50% less chance of having a heart attack.
  6. Seaweed . Seaweed is loaded with calcium, magnesium, iron and iodine, which is all needed by our bodies. It is also healthy, and tastes great in sushi.
  7. Garlic . Garlic is great in every aspect, from helping you stay fit to prevent heart cancer. I suggest that you study up on garlic so that you understand all of the good things it does. It would take an article the length of a book to go into great detail.

So there you have it, 7 Healthy Diet Foods which you should keep in mind next time you go shopping! …

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Cancer And Allergy Health Problems In Boxer Dogs

It is probably no surprise to you if you are a ‘dog person’ that dogs do get various health issues and that certain breeds have certain health problems.  Just because certain health problems are listed with a breed it does not mean that each and every dog in that breed will suffer from a particular health problem, but what the list does give you is a chance to be aware of these issues and act at the very beginning of a problem rather than think the problem will go away on its own accord.

There are several different health problems your boxer dog may encounter. Genetic conditions such as hip dysplasia can cause problems in later life; while there are many other medical problems that can affect boxer dogs. Below, we concentrate on two of the more common health problems in boxer dogs, allergies and cancers.

Allergies

Allergies come in various forms and can particularly affect boxers as a breed. They could be caused by a certain chemical or ingredient in food, or may be caused by something present in the local environment. Airborne allergies can also affect boxer dogs, and many suffer from seasonal allergies caused by crops, pollens, spores and airborne particles. Some boxers have suffered allergies to grains in their food from corn and wheat products, and from food products made with beet pulp.

The symptoms associated with allergies can lead to several health problems in boxer dogs. Things to look out for are excessive scratching, rubbing up against furniture or rolling on the carpet, or licking of the skin. A dog with an allergy could scratch to the point of creating legions and sores on the skin, opening them up to more potential infections. Some boxers have been known to continually chew at their feet when suffering from an allergy.

Steroids can be used to relieve itching and stop the dog scratching, but the cause of the allergy must be investigated. Antihistamines can be used to treat seasonal and airborne allergies, while a home made diet or a BARF diet may help to relieve food allergies; these diets should contain no additives or grains.

The turned up nose of a boxer also makes their breathing passages susceptible to allergy problems so keep a look out for a runny nose or runny ey

Cancers

Sadly, it is true that the boxer breed is very susceptible to cancer. It is one of the most common health problems in boxer dogs, especially skin cancer. All white boxers and dogs with patches and streaks of white should be protected from over exposure to sunlight. Too much direct exposure to the sun can cause melanomas and other types of skin cancer to develop, which can quickly spread to the internal organs.

There are several treatments available for skin cancer in a boxer. Radiation treatment, chemotherapy, immunotherapy and holistic medicines are all used in the treatment of cancer in dogs; and treatments have proved far more effective over the last decade. Surgical …

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