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.
What you eat impacts your baby directly during pregnancy. A doctor, therefore, suggests eating a simple, organic, and homemade food and staying away from processed and junk foods. The main reason behind avoiding junk foods is the presence of additives and preservatives. One of the commonly used additive is Monosodium[.....]
Asthma is a chronic disease marked by inflammation of the lung’s airways. It’s so common that 18.7 million American adults have it1 Asthma attacks can be scary, since they make it hard to breathe. There’s no cure, but asthma can be managed with medication. It can also be controlled by[.....]
Bee pollen has amazing health benefits. It can fight inflammation, give you an antioxidant boost, treat iron deficiency anemia, protect your liver, fight infections, help with allergies, and improve menopausal symptoms. But it can cause severe reactions if you’re allergic to pollen and is also not suitable if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. It might also react with some medications.
A dairy allergy is an overreaction of the immune system to milk proteins whey and/or casein. Symptoms can range from mild (such as hives, swelling, itching, rashes) to a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis. Diagnosis by a qualified allergist by means of a skin or blood test is often the most effective way of confirming a dairy allergy.
A common cause of contact dermatitis, nickel allergy is mostly associated with earrings and other jewelry but can be triggered by many everyday items such as - coins, zippers, metallic cell phone covers, and even eyeglasses. While the symptoms may manifest in the form of itchy rashes, using a barrier cream on the skin, antiperspirants to reduce sweating may help.
Mostly an adult-onset, seafood allergy is your immune system's response to a protein found in shellfish muscles called tropomyosin. Symptoms range from mild ones like swelling or skin rashes, wheezing, repetitive cough, and stomach cramps to fatal ones like a sudden drop in blood pressure or difficulty in breathing. Your best bet is to stay alert by scrutinizing food labels and keeping your medication handy.
Tree nuts and peanuts are among the top eight food allergens in the United States. And if you have a close family member with a nut allergy, you’re probably concerned that you might have one, too. But do you know how to spot an allergic reaction? And what should you do to prevent one to begin with? Brushing up on these facts could save your life.
Latex-sensitive people are prone to avocado allergy, which causes stomach ache and nausea. Avocado can set off oral allergy symptoms like itching, tingling, and swelling of the lips, mouth, and throat, even make you choke. Its histamines cause hives, itching, and patches of eczema. Cook the fruit to destroy the allergen. Drink water, sugarcane juice, and tomato soup with ginger and lemon to alleviate the symptoms.
Ayurveda strongly believes that immunity is directly related to digestion. Reduce food intake to improve digestive strength and immunity to help body fight viral infections better. Avoid heavy-to-digest foods. Include spices like ginger, turmeric, black pepper, cinnamon in your diet. Drink warm water and sip Tulsi or ginger herbal teas. Avoid any form of exercise.
Tea tree oil has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties. Its main compound terpinen-4-ol has been proven to possess antimicrobial functions so tea tree oil can effectively fight with any type of sinuses invaders. To use, add it to water and to steam the nasal passageways with the help of a vaporizer.
It is believed that the origin of fermented foods and cultured milk products predates recorded history. Fermented and cultured foods may well represent our first experience with what scientists now call “functional” foods—foods that actively promote optimal health. One example is yogurt which is probably the most common of the[.....]
One of the most terrible allergies that have shaken the world in a massive way is caused by nuts, precisely, peanuts. Speaking of numbers, peanut allergy affected 1 in 125 children in 2002. However, there is now 1 in every 17 children (over 1 million in the USA) suffering from[.....]
Is Your Indoor Air Really Clean? If you feel staying indoors, shielded from the outside dust and pollution, is keeping your lungs clear of toxins, well its time for a reality check. Indoor air we breathe on a daily basis looks clean (yes you do take special care to keep[.....]
Pomegranate Benefits The pomegranate (botanical name Punica granatum), is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub belonging to the family Punicaceae. The name pomegranate derives from Medieval Latin pōmum(apple) and grānātum (seeded). Its jewel-like seeds (arils) have been used for medicinal purposes for millennia. Nearly round, but crowned at the base by the[.....]
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