Should you follow a Paleo gluten-free diet or a vegan diet? Should you take omega-3 or turmeric supplements to fight inflammation? Millions of people in the United States who suffer from autoimmune diseases face these questions every day. The Internet is teeming with books, websites, and blogs offering advice on[.....]
Avoid starting with a crash diet or with something that didn't work the last time you tried. Your diet should improve digestion, ease inflammation, reduce stress and be nutrient-rich to curb the body's tendency to store fat. Focus on healing. Lose weight slowly and steadily. Accept and address the emotional reasons that are causing you to turn to food for comfort.
Dip a clean cotton swab in lemon/basil juice, or neem oil+coconut oil; apply to the affected area. Expose your pimple to steam to unclog the pores or press an ice pack to ease swelling and redness. Apply brewed green tea leaves or a mix of turmeric powder, water, yogurt for the inflammation to subside. Avoid using lip gloss or lip balms and never pick at the zit!
Aloe vera also known as the First Aid plant has innumerable properties that help keep the body healthy both internally and externally. Here are some benefits of consuming aloe vera juice.
Eating bad foods can make you feel like crap, lead to weight gain and cause all sorts of health problems. Everyday foods like bacon, eggs, coffee and dairy products have a strong link to inflammation. Inflammation is something that happens inside of us every day and if uncontrolled, it can[.....]
You’re not alone in thinking that cats can help us relax and unwind. In fact, their purring has a positive effect on our health. Are you wondering why exactly do cats purr? Purring is a pretty common sound that cats make, especially if they are totally relaxed or feeling affectionate.[.....]
It’s easy to dismiss a double chin as a sign of someone being fat or careless about their diet. But if you’ve experienced it first hand and know it isn’t your lifestyle that’s to blame, it's time to look elsewhere. It could be a symptom of a more deep-seated health condition, one that you can treat if you know what is causing it.
Crash diets lead to internal swelling, slow down metabolism and trigger body into fat storage mode. Excluding fiber-rich veggies stalls the digestive system - slowing elimination process. Toxins seep back into the blood stream causing inflammation that leads to fat storage. Low-calorie diet increases hunger hormone levels. Instead eat good quality protein and fats.
Ajwain seeds: Pain caused due to bloating or indigestion. 1/2 tsp with a pinch of back salt and warm water. Ginger: Respiratory related pain like cough, asthma, bronchitis, etc. Powdered ginger mixed with sesame oil seeds can be used for joint pain and bone disorders. For more natural painkillers in your kitchen swipe left.
Chronic pain can wreck lives affecting career and relationships. Foods have a great role to play as their elements are natural pain-relievers and anti-inflammatory agents. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, tryptophan are effective alternative treatments. Garlic, ginger have anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric, cherries, green tea have antioxidants. Change in diet accompanied by exercise is the key.
The blood differential test is used to check the number and/or percentage of each type of white blood cell (WBC) that is present in a person's sample of blood. An abnormal increase in one type of WBC and consequent percentage decrease in other types can aid in diagnosing (and monitoring!) an underlying infection or health conditions like anemia, leukemia.
Turmeric is one of the best Ayurvedic medicinal roots popular in Indian household. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, properties. Fighting cancer, regulating cell-activity, suppressing, combating chronic diseases are few other characteristics. When mixed with milk, coconut milk, or coconut oil, they help fat-cleansing, skin healing, rejuvenating cells, controlling blood-sugar levels and protecting internal-organs.
Omega-3 fats are constantly in the news, and by now almost everyone has at least some awareness of the health benefits these fatty acids can provide. But have you ever given a second thought to Omega-6 fats? And what about your body’s ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6? If you’re like[.....]
Skipping meals or going on a detox that requires you to stick to just water for a day or two may seem like a good idea. But what happens to your body when you skip a meal? Is it all good? Whether your goal is weight loss or a “cleanse,” here’s how going without any food for long stretches feels on the inside.
Ashwagandha has strong anti-oxidants that helps keep the skin smooth, moisturized and free from wrinkles. The free radicals also protects skin from UV damage. It improves memory in dementia patients by delaying damage of brain cells responsible for memory and learning. It also has anti-convulsant properties that reduce seizures.
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