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The Temptations of the Holidays with a Healthy Lifestyle

The Temptations of the Holidays with a Healthy Lifestyle

Many people are obese today not because they were born that way, but because they have forgotten about some of the healthy practices necessary for every individual.

Eating too much during the holidays is a problem that does not only face the adults or a particular age bracket or group of people. Rather, this is a problem that is faced by the youth, grownups and children in equal ratio.

No one is safe when it comes to the holiday err. It is easy to understand why and how this happens. Holidays involve coming together as families. This is the time when you want to offer your little family the time of their lives. You want them to eat to their fill, whatever they want.

So as the daddy you make sure you shop plenty of stuff and keep a large stock of food at home. You know what happens with the kids and the youngsters at home?

They are home all the time. Watching television dominates their daily programs. No schools, no homework to burden their thoughts at this season. So, bored as they may get, they will need some sort of entertainment.

What do you consider entertainment? Well, I do not expect you to actually answer. Just put yourself inside the head of a bored kid. They go for whatever provides the most ‘high’. Just the kind of ‘high’ you get from taking your favorite hard drink.

The latest movies would do, but food will be the preference. Children eat what there is in the house. And since they need something entertaining in the eating so they will go for the sweetest stuff in your holiday shopping.

What is the sweetest stuff you would opt for as a kid? With no knowledge about the downsides of the sweetness?

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The snacks, no doubt. Sweet cakes, bacon, sweetest bread around, a lot of it. The biscuits are such a nice little pastime, if you are not aware. They can cause a nice little distraction as you crush and enjoy the crunchy sound and the effect that creates in the mood. Good times.

Popcorns. Not bad for sweeping away some intruding boredom. Popping them would do for the kids at these moments.

With all that oil in popcorns. With all that sugar in biscuits. With all that fat in fried foods. Imagine the health dangers the kids are exposed to. Imagine how long it would take them to accumulate sugar or fat in their bodies.

The tempting adult holiday lifestyle

These temptations are not just for the children. Most grownups make some of the most serious mistakes you can ever imagine of during the holidays. It is true a lot of tempting stuff unfold at such seasons.

These are the times you want to go around partying with friends. You will be offered some of the select dishes around. If not careful you will easily be tempted to eat everything. If not everything then anything you are offered.

Chances are that you may come across something that simply does not work for your system. You may be allergic to it or you may not respond to it favorably. The body is going to treat such meals as foreign and may react negatively. Your health may be affected.

In these occasions you may as well lose count of the meals you take. With some drink in the mix, you may just pick and eat-pick and eat. Before you know it you have taken too much for your digestion. So, what follows? Bloating stomach, aches…I do not want to mention nausea and possible diarrhea.

Temptations. Temptations may be more for a healthy lifestyle during times for the holidays. These are the times when overdrinking is common. You drink out with friends or with some family members.

The possibility of developing an addiction is on the looming. You do not want to appear as a nerd among your peers so you just keep taking more of what the binge can offer. No one notices that you are actually trying out a totally new thing so it is actually a win for you.

But it may be a severe loss for your health.   You face a growing habit of drinking more and more of the substance. It could even be some smoking habit you develop because of hanging out with friends. And learning from those friends.

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Way out?

You do not have to be a victim of the holidays. You have a variety of mechanisms that can help you get through the holiday seasons unscathed. Want to take some?

Plan ahead. Always have a prior set of things you wish to do and how. For the case of those with kids, always make arrangements to limit their access to unhealthy foodstuffs or programs. Put in place everything that is going to help you achieve this as you approach the holidays so you do not get bumped up with the situations.

As you eat, remember to exercise regularly. Make exercises part of your regular routine so that the effect of possibly unhealthy meals can be neutralized.

Learn to say no! You must be aware of what works and what does not work for you. That way you will know what your limits are exactly. When you get there, end it. This is a question of self-awareness. You don’t want to forget this.

And, if you suspect that you are not fully self-aware, if you feel that there are areas you still are unsure about, then there is help. You are the type of persons why AwareMed exists. We at AwareMed are here to help you get all the relevant knowledge regarding how to sail safely through your delicate holiday festivities. Just get in touch with us.

The Temptations of the Holidays with a Healthy Lifestyle

 

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Men Ejaculation Disorders

Men Ejaculation Disorders – Erectile Dysfunctions

Ejaculation

Men Ejaculation Disorders are of different types e.g (i) Retrograde ejaculation (ii) Premature ejaculation (iii) Retarded ejaculation (orgasm) and, (iv) Failure of ejaculation (an ejaculation). Treatment is available and needs to be done in good time.

For a long time in many societies and even in the presence, discussions about topics relating to sex have been seen as a taboo and unacceptable. This practice has been the greatest reason why many people are suffering in silence for conditions which could be easily treated if they come out to seek for help. Sexual dysfunctions come in different ways and in this article we are going to be discussing on the disorders of ejaculation.

Ejaculation encompasses coordinated muscular and neurological events that involve deposition of semen in the urine channel (emission) and ejection of the fluid from the urethral meatus (ejaculation proper). Emission is accomplished by contraction of the vas deferens, seminal vesicles, and ejaculatory ducts. This process is under adrenaline control. Ejaculation proper results from the rhythmic contractions of the muscles around the urethra, which causes the forcible ejection of the ejaculate. Within the spinal cord lies the ejaculation center which is the area involved in the coordination of signals from the brain and penis that eventually lead to ejaculation. There are however four main ejaculatory disorders that are seen in clinical practice and they include the following:

  • Retrograde ejaculation
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Retarded ejaculation (orgasm) and,
  • Failure of ejaculation (an ejaculation).

Retrograde Ejaculation

Retrograde ejaculation is the process whereby the semen is passed in a retrograde fashion into the bladder as opposed to out the urethra. There are 3 potential causes to this problem;

  • Anatomic (following bladder neck surgery or from a congenital process),
  • Neurologic (due to disorders that interfere with the ability of the bladder neck to close during emission, such as diabetes mellitus, retroperitoneal surgery)
  • Pharmacologic (due to paralysis of the bladder neck by certain medications)

This process is diagnosed by the finding of seminal fluid and/or sperm within a urine specimen obtained immediately after orgasm.

The treatment of retrograde ejaculation depends to some extent on the cause. For instance anatomic causes are rarely curable and sperm harvesting from the bladder is required for those patients wishing to initiate a pregnancy. Pharmacologic causes are generally reversible by withdrawal of the offending medication. Neurologic causes are difficult to treat if there is complete nerve damage such as may occur in spinal cord injured patients. In those patients with a partial neural injury (diabetes), the use of certain medications (pseudoephedrine for example) may convert the patient to an antegrade ejaculator.

Premature Ejaculation

Premature ejaculation which is also known as rapid ejaculation lacks a definition that is agreed upon by all practitioners but essentially is the condition whereby a patient ejaculates with minimal sexual stimulation and before he wishes it to occur. It can be life-long (primary) or secondary. There are numerous theories as to the cause but most cases are probably multi-factorial with a contribution from both psychological and physical factors. This is believed to be the most common sexual dysfunction in males with almost 30% of men of all ages suffering from this condition. Interestingly however, the quality of life of these patients is not negatively affected by their condition. The management of this problem is best handled in a combined psycho-pharmacologic fashion. The use of medications to increase ejaculation time is useful in permitting the patients to practice senate focus exercises to recondition the ejaculatory reflex. The latter technique is essential to the long-term cure of premature ejaculation. To date, there is minimal evidence-based data assessing the outcome of this therapeutic approach.

Retarded Orgasm

Retarded orgasm is a very difficult sexual dysfunction to treat. This condition involves the inability of the patient to achieve orgasm (ejaculation) in a timely manner and in severe cases men fail to achieve orgasm on any occasion. As men age, there is an increase in the time it takes to achieve ejaculation, however, in some men this increase may lead to the inability to ejaculate within a 30 minute time period from the initiation of sexual stimulation. The causes of this condition include the use of certain anti-depressant medications (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa), sensory neurologic disorders affecting penile sensation (as may occur with diabetic nerve damage), and psychological disorders (this is frequently seen in older men in their early experiences following divorce or being widowed).

Finally there are men in whom there is no clear etiology for this problem and these are believed to have either a physiological or idiopathic form of this condition. There does not exist any pharmacologic strategy for these patients although there are anecdotal reports of the use of the anti-depressant bupropion. If patients are significantly bothered by this problem, as many of the sufferers are, the use of penile vibratory therapy has the ability to permit patients to achieve orgasm. The results are better in patients in whom there is a delay in orgasm as opposed to those who have a consistent complete failure to achieve orgasm.

Now therefore having understood all the erectile dysfunctions affecting men and in particular at the point of ejaculation, the question I want to pose to you is, are you or anyone you know is suffering from either of the problems silently because of the societal problem? Would you want to be of help to someone or even to yourself? I believe you want to put this behind you and have full enjoyment of your sex life. Help is only a phone call away at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under Doctor Akoury’s care. Calling doctor Akoury today to schedule for an appointment is the best you can do for yourself or to your friend. Doctor Akoury is an expert of over two decades and has been of help to many patients across the globe ensuring that every patient that passes through her care does not comeback for the same problem. You deserve the best in your sex life and that is what you will get from your engagement with the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center. Don’t hesitate make that call today.

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Priapus Shot ™ and Cardiovascular in Men

Priapus Shot ™ and Cardiovascular in Men – How to Rejuvenate Your Love Life

Priapus Shot

Priapus Shot ™ and Cardiovascular in Men. Research shows that as men age while struggling with Erectile Dysfunction, they are more likely to suffer from a cardiovascular problem. ED must be treated immediately.

The gift of life is one of the most valuable assets we can ever have as mankind. Of all treasures we possess life comes first and that cannot be changed. It is therefore very important that we take keen interest of anything that may be affecting our life health wise and take rapid or immediate corrective measures. For many men erectile dysfunction is a health condition which denies them full enjoyment of their sex life and things may become worse if this condition becomes or introduces another health complication to the already struggling body. It is believed that erectile dysfunction is associated with heart disease otherwise known as cardiovascular unrest. We are going to be discussing this topic in relation to the benefits we can accrue from Priapus shot as a means of treating heart diseases in men.

For many men, a reduction in testosterone levels can manifest through a variety of symptoms and conditions none of which is more frightening than erectile dysfunction.  When testosterone levels go down, the ability to achieve and maintain firm erections is negatively impacted on, as it becomes difficult for the body to increase blood flow into the penis. It is therefore true that erectile dysfunction is treated with a variety of medications, it is important to note that not all of them are convenient or even safe for consistent use. Men who have heart conditions for instance are prohibited from taking common erectile dysfunction medications. It’s a very bad condition because you’re more likely to have erectile dysfunction with low testosterone levels, which also put you at risk for developing heart disease, high blood pressure, and other dangerous chronic symptoms.

Nonetheless if your sex life or self-confidence is distress from erectile dysfunction, it’s time to get out and seek for help from the professionals who will administer treatment using the new technology of Priapus Shot, the mode of treatment will not put your heart at risk. I understand that you may not know from where to begin, at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under Doctor Akoury’s care, this treatment method is positively embraced and doctor Akoury does this to perfection. All you need to do on your part is to schedule for an appointment with her to commence treatment and reduce the risk of developing heart diseases.

The Priapus Shot (or “P Shot”)

This exclusive and innovative injection was created based on the following premise:

  • If cosmetic treatments that utilize platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) are able to produce firmer facial skin by stimulating healthy blood flow, then couldn’t a similar approach be taken toward those suffering from erectile dysfunction?
  • In fact the founder of the Vampire Facelift (which utilizes PRP treatments) developed the Priapus Shot for those who find it difficult to maintain an erection.
  • Therefore the Priapus Shot™ uses blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate the penis.
  • It is a natural process that the body does not reject, and has been found to be very successful.
  • It is common for men to have decreased testosterone levels, which in turn, develops into problems in their sex life.
  • The Priapus Shot when administered professionally will ensure harder erections and increase the size of your penis.
  • It therefore boosts the sensation with blood circulation to achieve the desired result and it has been proved to satisfy many men who struggle with ED.

Some of the advantages of using the Priapus Shot as a treatment method for erectile dysfunction may include the following:

  • Results are immediate; as soon as the shot is administered, the penis becomes fuller and firmer. This can straighten and strengthen the penis, which is ideal for men who may be self-conscious of its shape.
  • There are very negligible side effects if any since the Priapus Shot is created from the PRP within your own body.
  • There’s a visible increase in size, with improved blood circulation.  This helps to create a much improved penis, thus cutting down risks for future erectile dysfunction.
  • If you are already taking erectile dysfunction medications, the Priapus Shot actually activates these medications to work better.
  • There’s no lumpiness associated with this treatment, meaning that you’ll achieve the aesthetic look that will make you feel confident again.

Indicators of cardiovascular vulnerability in men

It is widely believed that ED is one of the indicators of cardiovascular vulnerability in men. How true this is, will form the basis of our discussion. As has been stated there are many resulting effects from Erectile Dysfunction but more importantly there is an increased risk of cardiovascular issues. Experts while looking at hospital admissions and comparing cardiovascular events with a view of verifying levels of erectile dysfunction established the following statistics (i.e. the list provided below indicate percentage that represents the males with erectile dysfunction).

  • 2% for men aged 45–54 years
  • 8% for men aged 55–64 years
  • 2% for men aged 65–74 years
  • 0% for men aged 75–84 years
  • 4% for men aged 85 years and over

The study clearly shows that as men age while struggling with Erectile Dysfunction, they are more likely to suffer from a cardiovascular problem. After the results were collected, the experts concluded that men with erectile dysfunction were more likely to develop ischemic heart disease, heart failure, peripheral vascular disease, and other causes of cardiovascular disease than men without erectile dysfunction. Besides that cardiovascular problems have been associated with erectile dysfunction and here is the key point. Things that cause the narrowing and hardening of the heart’s arteries also prevent blood flow to the penis, which leads to difficulty experiencing (and maintaining) an erection.

Erectile Dysfunction may not always be a direct indicator of cardiovascular issues however it will be safer to periodically check the problem and if you are already experiencing Erectile Dysfunction then it will very important that you seek immediate medication not just anywhere but from the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center with Doctor Akoury who will evaluate your condition professionally and offer lasting treatment solution using Priapus shot technology. It is very necessary that you get to know the background of this highly respected doctor globally. Besides her over two decades of practice doctor Akoury is also the founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, a health facility offering exclusive NER Recovery Treatment to everyone including other physicians and health care professionals through various means including trainings, clinical apprenticeships, webinars and seminars. Therefore being at this facility to be attended to by doctor Akoury is the perfect opportunity you need. Call now and be part of many qualified professional who have become a part of this truly successful and fast health solution for many.

Priapus Shot ™ and Cardiovascular in Men – How to Rejuvenate Your Love Life

 

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Sexual Arousal and Orgasm

Sexual Arousal and Orgasm – How do erections work?

Sexual Arousal

Sexual Arousal and Orgasm are components in sex life that goes together and there omission renders sex less enjoyable.

Have you ever asked yourself what happens to your body when you get turned on sexually? It is very important that you get to understand the facts behind the reasons of this question.

First, it’s always a good idea to have an understanding of how your own body works, including the sexual parts. That way, you can be comfortable with the way your body responds as you get sexually excited and you will also have a better idea if something is wrong that you should see a doctor about.

Second, while no two people are exactly the same in the way they respond sexually, knowing what happens to the male and female body during the process of sexual arousal and orgasm will give you some idea of how a sexual partner’s body responds when he or she is sexually excited. Having a basic understanding of your own body’s sexual response and your partner’s sexual response can be an important building block for a mutually satisfying sexual relationship. This may be challenging and so talking to the experts and qualified professionals from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under Doctor Akoury’s care will be vital to help you have the facts right. This is the home of all sexual arousal solution. A call to doctor Akoury will not just give you the understanding of what you can do but will also medically treat any form of dysfunctions for a perfect and fulfilling sex life.

Sexual arousal usually begins in the brain. That is, your brain responds to a sexy thought or image or having a feeling of closeness or affection toward a partner, or the touch of a partner by sending signals to the rest of your body, especially the genital area. For both men and women, one of the major components of physical sexual arousal is increased blood flow to the genital area causing the clitoris to swell and harden in women and the penis to become erect in men. Also, for both women and men, the heart beats faster, blood pressure increases, and breathing becomes more rapid. So in some basic respects, the process of male and female sexual response is quite similar. But because males and females have different reproductive organs we need to look at how sexual arousal affects the genital area separately.

Sexual Arousal and Orgasm – Women

For women, a number of things happen as sexual arousal triggered in the brain increases blood flow to the genital area. The vagina becomes lubricated with fluid that seeps through the walls of the vagina. Due to the increased blood flow, the clitoris swells slightly and hardens, becoming more visible and sensitive to touch. As sexual arousal continues and increases, the outer third of the vagina tightens and the opening becomes a little smaller. As a women gets close to having an orgasm, the clitoris retracts, becoming a little less visible.

For most women, having an orgasm requires some form of stimulation of the clitoris or clitoral area. The orgasm consists of a series of 3 to 15 contractions of the muscles around the vagina. The first few contractions are the most intense, coming about a second apart, and then they becomes weaker and farther apart. During the orgasm, the woman’s uterus and anus may also rhythmically contract.

Sexual Arousal and Orgasm – Men

It is important to appreciate that the most obvious physical sign of sexual arousal in men is erection of the penis. The increased blood flow into the penis causes it to harden for the action. As the spongy tissue inside becomes filled with blood, pressure is put on the veins inside the penis which prevents blood from flowing out which helps to keep the penis hard. The continuation of sexual arousal enables the penis to become even harder and the head (tip) a little bigger. Once the erection is attained, a few drops of clear non-urinary fluid may come out of the urethra and the testicles also moves closer to the body. Besides that to further understanding the erection process, let us consider the following occurrences in men during erection process:

The penis contains two cylindrical, sponge-like structures that run parallel to the urethra. These structures run along the length of the penis, become inflamed with blood in response to nerve impulses necessitating an increase of blood flow to the cylinders about seven times the normal amount and this is what causes the penis to become erect and hard for the intercourse.

Three steps need to take place in order for the erection to occur, and then be maintained.

  • First is sexual arousal.
  • The second step is the brain’s communication of the sexual arousal to the body’s nervous system (which activates the blood flow).
  • Thirdly, a relaxation of the blood vessels that supply blood to the penis must occur, allowing the erection to take place.

Any negative effects of these three steps, arousal, nervous system response or the vascular system response or the interplay between them, erectile dysfunction can result. Therefore orgasm in men occurs in two basic stages.

  • The seminal fluid (semen) flows to the base of the penis called the urethral bulb. At this point, the man develops a feeling of ejaculation which is often referred to as “the point of no return” because once the semen has stretched to this area it will be difficult to stop ejaculation.
  • The urethral bulb and muscles in the pelvic area go through a series of contractions (5 to 8 on average), causing the semen to be pumped out of the penis. The semen may jet or trickle out with the first few contractions being stronger and are about one second apart. During orgasm, a man’s body may stiffen up or he may have mild muscle contractions and the moment ejaculation is done the body relaxes and the penis goes back to its normal size.

Sexual Arousal and Orgasm – Differences in the Speed of Sexual Response

Looking at the descriptions of arousal and orgasm detailed above it is obvious that there are certain resemblances in the ways that both genders become sexually aroused and ultimately have orgasms. Nonetheless it is important to note that there can be variances in the sexual responses of both genders.

For instance, the duration it takes a man to become aroused and have an orgasm is shorter in relation to that of women. Knowing this is very important in a relationship between sexual partners because it will help the man to slow himself down and meet his female partner at an appropriate time when she finally become sexually aroused and reach orgasm. It is also important to know that how fast we become aroused and have an orgasm can be affected from time to time depending on a wide range of factors including:

  • How relaxed or stressed-out we are
  • Whether we are tired or feeling well rested
  • Whether we have drunk a lot of alcohol or smoked cigarettes
  • Whether we are feeling positively or negatively towards our partner.

Sexual Arousal and Orgasm – How do erections work?

 

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How does a ketogenic diet work?

Choosing The Right Type Of Diet For Cancer (Ketogenic Diet)

What is ketogenic diet?

A ketogenic diet is a special form of diet in which a particular balance between proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins is used to help an individual achieve specific health objectives. In the case of cancer, such a diet is used to help a patient retain the body in a state that is appropriate to minimize the impact of the disease and enhance the overall outcome of treatment.

The uniqueness of the diet is that it is designed in such a manner that an individual consumes a high amount of required fats, an adequate amount of proteins and a low amount of carbohydrates. When such an approach is used in a person’s diet, the overall way in which the body makes energy is changed completely. Focus now shifts from breaking down carbohydrates to fats. The process by which fats are broken down to produce energy leads to the formation of ketones.  These are important compounds in the body of an individual.

How does a ketogenic diet work?

The process by which a ketogenic diet works in the human body is best understood when one considers what happens to carbohydrates that we eat as part of our diet. Basically, our bodies have been conditioned to derive their energy by breaking down carbohydrates into glucose. This conditioning has been a result of our eating habits where carbohydrates form the largest part of our meals.

However, there is an alternative way by which our bodies can get the energy required to power our daily activities: breaking down of fats that are stored in them. This is what happens when one goes without food for some time, the body automatically resorts to the stored fats for its own energy supply.

Therefore, when we change our eating habits by drastically cutting down on the amount of carbohydrates, we change the way the body gets its energy. When this type of diet is used, the body begins to break down fats into ketones in the process of getting energy.

The presence of ketones in the body offers a number of advantages.  For example, ketones have been associated with good management of the weight of one’s body. This implies that using a ketogenic diet can help one to manage the body weight. Besides, ketones have been associated with enhancing the ability of the body to combat different forms of chronic diseases, cancer being one of them. Therefore, a ketogenic diet can be useful in helping one to overcome the effect of chronic diseases.

How to choose the right ketogenic diet for cancer

There are several things that one should consider when choosing the right ketogenic diet for cancer. This is so because although ketogenic diet has been known to help the body to fight different types of chronic diseases, when it comes to cancer, there are special things that should be taken into consideration.

First, the basic principle of using a ketogenic diet to help the process of treatment against cancer arises from the fact that cancer cells largely depend on glucose for their survival. Right from the process of angiogenesis to metastasis, cancer cells require a heavy supply of glucose. Therefore, by reducing the amount of glucose in the body, this diet directly inhibits the growth of cancer cells while ensuring that normal body cells have an alternative source of energy.

Second, with regard to cancer, choosing a ketogenic diet takes into consideration the level of ketones and sugar that are required by the body. This is so because the body needs a particular amount of the nutrients so as the overall aim of the diet of killing cancer cells while nourishing normal body cells is achieved.

Third, choosing the right ketogenic diet to help one overcome the effects of cancer requires a careful selection of the kinds of foods that shall be used. This is so because some foods are not recommended for use by a person who is using this form of diet. Therefore, one has to select only the types of foods that are required for a cancer patient. This can be easily done with the help of a physician.

Choosing The Right Type Of Diet For Cancer

What are the benefits of a ketogenic diet?

There are several benefits that one gets by choosing the right type of ketogenic diet. First of all, a ketogenic diet has a direct effect on cancer cells. This is so because when one takes the diet, the amount of sugar in the body is greatly reduced. Yet cancer cells thrive on body sugars. Therefore, by inducing a state of ketosis in the body, one is able to inhibit the growth and development of cancer cells within it.

The second benefit that one gets from a ketogenic diet is that it helps the body eliminate cholesterol successfully. Cholesterol may cause a number of health complications when it is left to accumulate in the body. However, when one uses a ketogenic diet, a special form of lipoproteins that carries cholesterol to the liver for excretion is produced. The ability of the body to excrete excess cholesterol and other unwanted compounds is beneficial to an individual since it reduces the overall level of toxicity.

AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Centre is a leading destination for cancer treatment and management. Dr. Dalal Akoury is highly experienced in helping cancer patients choose the right kind of ketogenic diet for their overall wellbeing. You can visit us in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for professional help on how you can develop a ketogenic diet that is appropriate for your condition.

Choosing The Right Type Of Diet For Cancer (Ketogenic Diet)

 

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