Pancreas is a large gland located in the abdominal cavity. It secretes digestive enzymes and releases the hormones insulin and glucagon. These hormones regulate the blood sugar levels in the body.1 What Is Pancreatitis? Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. Normally, pancreatic enzymes are not active until they reach the small intestine. But[.....]
For those of you who wish to keep their blood sugar levels optimal, it is best to avoid foods that are high on the glycemic index (GI). As a general rule, the more ripe, cooked, or processed a fruit, vegetable is, the more likely it is to be higher on the GI. The key offenders include - bananas, pineapple, watermelon, carrots, parsnips, mashed or russet potatoes.
Exercises are awesome for the body. But when weight loss is the goal, you might be wondering which activity burns the most calories. Where does one even start? There’s a good chance you know that you need to lose more than you take in. So while you’re improving your diet,[.....]
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 midnight snack or a quick bite sounds seemingly harmless. But routine night-time eating could be masking other problems like sleep-related eating disorder or night-eating syndrome and may lead to issues like indigestion, acid reflux, morning anorexia, anxiety, and raised cholesterol levels. Seeking healthy alternatives like green tea, eating little and often, may help.
Your nails speak a lot about your health and well-being. Therefore, growing and keeping your nails healthy and strong should be one of the top beauty routines you follow. Each one of us often makes all possible efforts to have a flawless skin but neglect our nails equally. It is easy and[.....]
Lazy eye also called as amblyopia onsets during childhood. It happens when one eye of the child doesn’t develop like the other one. It affects the focusing ability, where one eye has better focusing capability than the other. As a result, when the brain gets both blurred and clear images from the[.....]
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[.....]
Working out regularly and staying in shape has gained more popularity than ever before. With offices creating dedicated areas for fitness, people make use of the gym facilities either in the morning before work or in the evening after work. But, the question that remains is when is the best[.....]
A plant-based diet isn’t necessarily vegetarianism. While focusing on foods derived from plant sources, it reduces the volume of animal foods. Healthy options like egg whites and skim milk are welcome. Processed and refined goods are also limited, if not excluded. Here’s a look at the 7 benefits of a plant-based diet.[.....]
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.
To follow the gastritis diet, avoid obvious triggers like spicy or acidic foods, soda, alcohol, and caffeinated beverages that can further aggravate an already inflamed stomach lining. Instead, consume foods that are antibacterial like green tea, broccoli sprouts, and garlic. Equally beneficial are anti-inflammatory foods such as celery, berries, apples, tomatoes, and dark leafy greens.
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.
Muscular dystrophy includes over 30 muscle-wasting disorders of the skeletal muscles, the heart, and the endocrine system. A faulty gene produces little or no dystrophin, a protein that maintains muscle strength and tone, leading to muscle weakness that worsens over time. Symptoms include abnormal gait, deformed spine and joints, and breathing problems. Patients find it tough to perform daily tasks, and in severe cases, die in their 20s.
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