While it is best to let nature take its course once you are full term, sometimes inducing labor becomes necessary. Best natural, safe labor induction methods include acupuncture, herbal remedies like red raspberry leaves, fenugreek, blue cohosh, and castor oil, nipple stimulation (manually or using a breast pump). Sexual intercourse is another option you could try!
Are you experiencing poor lactation? Foods high in fiber like oats, barley, brown rice, beans, and calcium-rich leafy greens can increase breast milk. Fenugreek, ginger, palm dates, moringa, and alfalfa also boost milk flow. Aside from a balanced diet, Ayurveda also recommends medicinal preparations with sesame, garlic, and shatavari. Homeopathy uses preparations of stinging nettle, castor bean, and windflower. As always, check with your doctor before using herbal supplements or medications.
Fenugreek seeds are a handy home remedy that stimulates digestion, gives you plenty of antioxidants, and even helps fight diabetes and cholesterol. But if you’re prone to nausea, indigestion, or stomach upsets, you may want to be cautious about having them. Body odor issues and appetite suppression are other milder side effects. For pregnant women, however, there’s also a possible risk of contractions that can lead to a miscarriage. So be aware of the possible effects of having more than a 100 gm of these seeds and take them in moderation.
Before sleeping, brush your teeth (dip your brush in baking soda), scrub your tongue, and gargle (use baking soda solution or triphala-based decoction). Lemon rind, mint leaves, cloves, fennel, cardamom seeds, and fenugreek tea are natural mouth fresheners. Hydrate well before sleeping. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, onions, garlic, and other fermented foods in your dinner. Eat fiber and zinc-rich foods.
Appearance, smell, and taste of an appetizer, as configured by its ingredients, can pique or stifle your interest in a meal. Ginger stimulates salivation and eliminates gastric problems. Bitter herbs, black pepper, fenugreek, and peppers can work up a screaming appetite. A good starter works best if you balance portion size and health with flavor so it is “just right.”
What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 diabetes, often called non-insulin dependent diabetes, is the most common form of diabetes, affecting 90% – 95% of the 18.2 million people with diabetes. Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes produce insulin; however, the insulin their pancreas secretes is either not[.....]
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