What If You Are Allergic To Milk?Written by Novi White
How often you drink milk? Do you feel something strange after you had your milk? Probably you don’t think that milk can cause you allergy since this liquid is good for your health. It contains very rich nutrition and it’s good for everybody. But what if you are allergic to milk?
What a question. Well, milk allergy is one of a number of types of food allergy. As same with others, milk allergy results from a hypersensitivity of body’s immune system. In this case, to proteins comprised in cow’s milk. Indeed, cow’s milk is one of most frequent food allergens.
Food allergens? Yes, allergens are particular substances that can cause allergy reactions in body. Milk is one of most common foods responsible for food allergy beside egg, peanut, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat.
A person with milk allergy will show specific symptoms, which can occur within minutes or hours after consuming milk. These symptoms can be obvious in skin, digestive system, and or respiratory system. What Reaction Occur when You Allergic to Milk?
The reactions of milk allergy in skin may include swelling of lips, tongue, mouth, face or throat, as well as an itchy red rash. In meantime, vomiting, stomach cramps, and diarrhea are some of reactions found in digestive system. If you see running nose, sneezing, watery eyes, or shortness of breath, this means reactions also occur in respiratory system.
The Elusive Six-PackWritten by Dave Soucy
A common goal among exercisers is to achieve those washboard abs that models in fitness magazines all seem to have. Endless crunches, leg raises, side bends, sit ups, strapping into ab machines at gym. People continue to search for secret to elusive ‘six pack’, often without much success. Turn on late night TV and you are sure to catch more than one infomercial promoting some new miracle device that will give you fitness magazine abs without any effort at all. If perfect abs are your goal, one thing you can be sure of, those infomercial products will make your wallet smaller faster than your waistline.
So, for those of us who are not fitness models, how can we develop a trim, defined midsection? Several points need to be addressed. First, 'abs' are made up of several muscles. The one most people associate with is rectus abdominus, located in front of abdomen between ribs and pelvis. Although it is one muscle, it is divided by grooves, tendinous inscriptions, which is why it is often referred to as 'six pack' (in reality it is an 'eight pack'). The primary function of rectus abdominus is to flex trunk, or bring rib cage down towards pelvic bone. In addition to this muscle, internal and external obliques (located on sides of your abdomen), and transverse abdominus (running perpendicular to and underneath rectus abdominus) are main muscles that make up your 'abs'. A properly designed fitness program will incorporate exercises that work each of these muscles and not focus solely on 'six pack'. In addition, in order to provide strength and stabilization to your trunk, and avoid imbalances that can lead to injury, exercises that strengthen muscles of back and hips should be part of a complete program.
The second point is that your abdominal muscles, like other muscles of your body, need recovery time between training sessions. It is a popular misconception that it is okay to work your midsection every day. You would not think about doing squats every day, as your legs need time to recover and grow. The same principle applies here, meaning you should not work your abdominal muscles every day either. More is also not necessarily better when it comes to repetitions. Performing 25 well executed crunches is far more effective than being able to proudly proclaim ability to do 200 crunches with poor form.