Certain foods can trigger inflammation and put you at an increased risk of cardiovascular problems, metabolic disorders, and even worsen conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. It may be time to toss out the processed foods, refined sugars, alcohol. Avoid saturated fats, trans fats, and vegetable oils. Making the change is easier than you think!
Switching to an anti-inflammatory diet is a good idea whether you are dealing with inflammatory disorders or are a normal healthy individual hoping to cut your risk of developing chronic diseases. So stash up on the right cooking oils, fresh leafy greens, berries, walnuts, ginger, spices like cinnamon and turmeric to give your body the right kind of healing nutrition.
An ice cube can soothe pimples, sunburns, and skin inflammation. It will reduce redness and swelling, while numbing any pain. In a face massage, ice cubes can brighten your complexion by boosting circulation. It can even exfoliate your skin if it’s made with milk and pureed fruits and veggies. To relieve puffy eyes, make green tea ice cubes for instant relief. Ice cubes can also prevent wrinkles by tightening the skin. It’ll also create a smoother surface for makeup.
Watermelon has a high lycopene content, which can accumulate if you eat too much. High levels may cause diarrhea, especially if you eat a lot of lycopene-rich foods. You should also be careful if you drink a lot of alcohol, because lycopene will interact with it and cause liver inflammation. Overeating watermelon will cause potassium to accumulate, leading to irregular heartbeat and palpitations. And if you’re diabetic, avoid eating a lot at once to prevent a spike in blood sugar.
Besides brewing a refreshing cup of tea, a tea bag can also be used topically as a tincture or poultice for minor cuts and burns, insect bites, baggy eyes, or as a mild astringent to tone your skin. Studies suggest that applying warm tea bags to canker sores, pus-filled pimples or boils can help them drain, heal speedily. Thanks to their ability to reduce inflammation, relieve pain.
Witch hazel may not be as ubiquitous as aloe vera, but it may just be better than you'd imagined! This antibacterial, anti-inflammatory herbal remedy can be used topically not only to treat acne, eczema, but to heal minor burns and bruises too. In addition, for those with hemorrhoids, sunburn, or insect bites, witch hazel can also help ease itchiness and swelling.
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.
Cherries, both sweet and sour, have many health benefits. They are rich in anthocyanins, a special kind of flavonoids that give them an edge over other fruits in fighting a host of diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and inflammation. Cherries are also found to be good in boosting brain health because of anthocyanins exhibiting anti-neurodegenerative properties. Cherries contain melatonin in a higher amount than that is found in human blood, promising better sleep.
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.
Aging weakens bones and decreases their biomechanical strength. Withaferin A in ashwagandha raises the number of cells that synthesize bone and hikes the bone mineral density by helping form new bones and inhibiting the breakdown of bones and the re-absorption of their minerals into blood. Thus, it promotes bone healing after injury and assists in the repair of osteoporotic bones.
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.
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.
Bell's Palsy (facial paralysis) caused as a side effect of herpes virus infection and nerve inflammation. 80% patients recover naturally within 6 months. Physiotherapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, ayurveda therapies - abhyanga, mridu swedana and nasya help speed up nerve repair. Herbs like garlic, mustard, clove, blackgram and castor are also effective.
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.
Orange pekoe is a grade of black tea brewed from the dried leaves and buds of the Camellia sinensis plant. Along with other varieties of Camellia sinensis teas, including green, oolong and white, orange pekoe and other black teas are widely consumed throughout the world. Scientific studies and anecdotal evidence[.....]
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