The vaginal steam bath catapulted into mainstream media a few years ago. Its claim to fame? Believers said it could cleanse the uterus, improve hormonal balance, sort out your digestive system, ease menstrual cramps, and ward off infections of the vaginal region. Yet many of these claims remain unproven beyond anecdotal evidence. And with downsides that include allergic reactions, burns, or potentially killing off the good bacteria in the region - vaginal steaming may not be all it’s cracked up to be.
A majority of pregnant women report loss of memory both before and after delivery. However, research about forgetfulness during pregnancy is unclear and often conflicting. Prioritizing right, staying organized, and (importantly!) cutting yourself some slack while you face this major life event will all help. So will meditation, the right food, and getting enough sleep.
Mangosteens… It’s likely that many haven’t heard of this fruit. The fruit is difficult to find because it’s seasonal and import-only at that! So in all likelihood, you’re probably thinking, “If it’s so rare and I’ve done well without it so far, do I really need it in my diet[.....]
Do you have a habit you would like to break? While it takes anywhere between 18 to 254 days to successfully break a bad habit, the process can be expedited by following a few easy steps. Reinforcing the need to break it by writing it down or changing your email password to a command that reminds you of it will go a long way in getting rid of the habit.
The cooling effect of cucumber makes it a favorite summer sack. But, is it safe to rely on this crunchy veggie too much? If you have cucumber beyond moderation, its diuretic effect may harm you. Sometimes, cucumbers cause bloating and indigestion. And those who are allergic to ragweed pollen may have reactions when they eat cucumbers.
Chocolate craving is perhaps the most common food craving, especially among women. A deficiency in magnesium is considered one reason while some others attribute it to the carbohydrates in chocolates. Certain constituents in chocolate like caffeine, anandamides, and phenylethylamine may have mood-lifting abilities making chocolate a sought after delicacy when you feel low. No studies, however, have proven any pharmacological effect of chocolate concluding that chocolate craving is nothing but hedonic.
Whether it is natural aging, or a nutritional deficiency or oxidative stress from radiation/free radical damage, that is causing your hair to go gray prematurely - there are ways to prevent this. Getting adequate levels of vitamins A, C, E, B12, D3, as well minerals like copper and iron may help. So can protecting your hair from radiation, sun damage, and quitting smoking.
Still wondering if chocolates are harmful? Chocoholics don't need to worry about their health now. Dark Chocolates have health benefits, too. It is good for heart and circulation, weight loss, and benefits the brain as it is anti-inflammatory. Chocolate is rich in minerals required by our body. It also reduces stress. Go chocolaty!
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