Naturopathy is a form of alternative medicine that adopts a drug-free approach to disease prevention and treatment through exercise, diet control, massage, and more. When we put less emphasis on a “miracle cure” and take care of our overall health and potential for healing rather than the disease, we may[.....]
A healthy, balanced diet during pregnancy that includes varied food groups is vital to boost your growing baby's grey matter. However, certain foods that really stand out as nutritional superstars include - eggs, dried fruits, flaxseeds, walnuts, beans, legumes, whole grains, lean red meat, leafy greens like kale, spinach, and oily fish like tuna and salmon.
When it comes to healthy eats, homemade apple cider vinegar (ACV) salad dressing is a must. Its tangy flavor can amp up your salads, making them fun to eat. Gone are the days of eating store-bought salad dressings. You’ll spare yourself the extra fat, sodium, and sugar. The power of[.....]
Juice from a concentrate may seem sinful but doesn’t always have to be. Minimally processed concentrates can be rich in phenolic compounds and other antioxidant vitamins and minerals. But they might also pack in more sugar and calories than you’d expect. Always read the labels and choose smart to ensure the juice you’re having is a tick for a healthy diet!
Yoga has already gained immense popularity in the United States with studios popping up in almost every neighborhood. Yoga trainers are busy trying to innovate and create new forms of yoga to solicit more interest. Among the new forms of yoga that have emerged, hot yoga has attracted some attention, especially[.....]
Cut back on alcohol, coffee, refined or deep-fried foods; fill up on antioxidant-rich berries, artichokes and calcium-rich dark leafy greens, beans, nuts, yogurt instead. Consider adding supplements such as fish oil, evening primrose oil, or herbal helpers like ashoka (Saraca indica) to your diet. Be extra careful about changing your tampon or pads often (every 4-8 hrs).
A plant-based diet focuses on eating more plants than animal sources. It’s like vegetarianism without the restriction of animal products. Instead, it’s about reducing the volume of those animal foods. Healthy options like egg whites and skim milk are welcome. Processed and refined goods are also limited, if not excluded.[.....]
The most important component in a woman’s make-up kit is probably the lipstick. No make-up kit is complete without one (or many, considering the different shades and brands). They no doubt add beauty to your pout. But, at what cost? Lipsticks come with some unavoidable side-effects, thanks to its manufacturing[.....]
If extra fat around your middle has been bothering you every time you look into the mirror, you have good reason to be worried. Stomach fat is associated with inflammation, high cholesterol, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes.1In fact, even if you are not overweight, that ring of belly fat can[.....]
Although protein intake is important, the wrong amount of it might cause serious health issues. Less protein content weakens the muscles, whereas high protein content causes weight gain. Know the right amount required and regulate your diet accordingly. Always prefer natural sources of protein (vegan or otherwise) in your diet over supplements.
Avoid the obvious triggers like spicy or acidic foods, soda, alcohol, caffeinated beverages that can further aggravate an already inflamed or irritated stomach lining. Instead, consume foods that are antibacterial like green tea, broccoli sprouts, or garlic. Equally beneficial are anti-inflammatory foods such as celery, berries, apples, tomatoes, and dark leafy greens.
While it is natural to have short-term memory and recall issues when you grow old, it can be avoided by making simple lifestyle, dietary tweaks. Adding foods like berries, red wine, nuts, soya, spinach, beans to your daily diet and slashing alcohol are found to have a positive effect on memory. At the same time, yoga or regular exercise ensures improved focus, concentration.
Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols (FODMAPs) are short-chain carbs that, if poorly digested, ferment in the bowel to cause symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). A low FODMAP diet, strictly designed under the supervision of a dietitian, may help you identify the intolerant FODMAP foods, thus easing digestive stress.
Butter coffee or bulletproof coffee, as some call it, is a creamy oil-laden version of your regular cuppa. It is also one that’s been in the spotlight for some fairly big claims, including of improved metabolism, weight loss, in spite of the high amount of saturated fat it packs in. To avoid it being harmful - do not have the drink in lieu of a healthy meal, use only grass-fed butter.
Everyone should have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide at home simply for the plethora of uses it offers. An antibacterial, antiviral and an anti-acne agent, hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced in the body by the white blood cells to enhance your immunity. It can be used to freshen your vegetables and clean your kitchen cabinets and refrigerator. It can also be used as an oral cleanser as well as to clean your nails and as a foot soak if you have athlete’s foot. You can use it to brighten up your whites and clean your contact lens. Hydrogen peroxide is beneficial in maintaining the pH balance of the skin, cleaning your lungs and ears, and aiding the immune system. It also serves as an antiseptic and hair bleach.
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