Smoking can affect your health in too many ways, especially so during pregnancy. From infertility and miscarriage to health problems in the baby. Such health issues from nicotine exposure can last a lifetime in the baby and even affect the second-generation offspring. Before it's too late, here are a few steps you can take to quit smoking and keep yourself and your baby healthy.
Smoking while pregnant can have a detrimental effect on the pregnancy and the newborn. To begin with, smoking (even passive smoking!) can come in the way of conception. In newborns, maternal smoking can result in birth defects, low birth weight, asthma, problems with the renal system. It may even result in the sudden death of the infants, also called cot death.
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 Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. Normally, pancreatic enzymes are not active until they reach the small intestine. But when an abrupt[.....]
Black pepper is a popular spice native to south India and is widely cultivated in many parts of tropical Southeast Asia. Archaeological evidence of pepper use dates back to at least 2000 B.C. in India. Black pepper is the world’s most traded spice and is one of the most common[.....]
Research today is conclusive that smoking is the cause of a host of diseases and ailments that are not only chronic but also the leading cause of death in the Unites States. Whether you’re a moderate smoker or a heavy smoker, in many cases, the risk of developing smoking-related diseases[.....]
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[.....]
Exercise regularly to shed off the extra pounds and pump up your testosterone levels. Do away with the habit of taking hot baths, perching laptop computers on the lap or keeping phones in your trouser pocket to avoid overheating of testicles. Quit or cut back on smoking and drinking alcohol. Try herbal helpers like ashwagandha, white asparagus, or maca roots.
Follow the Mediterranean diet plan that is naturally rich in fiber and low in cholesterol. Cut back on sugar, salt and replace butter with healthy fats such as olive oil. Enjoy artery-friendly foods and herbs like chickpeas, pomegranates, oats, avocado, garlic, saffron, turmeric, calamus. Rev up your metabolism with aerobic exercises and resistance training. Quit smoking!
Colorectal cancer symptoms don't show up initially, but look out for narrow stool, along with blood and mucus. All meals may cause stomach pain, nausea, and bloating that isn't relieved by passing stool. Alternating episodes of diarrhea or constipation may continue for a few weeks. Too much red and processed meat and too little veggies, drinking too much, smoking, and inactivity are all risk factors.
Age is what we make and our feelings about growing old is how we feel on the inside, but not outside. Whether you are scared of aging or welcome it smilingly, there are many ways to keep your body healthy and your spirit feeling young. Here are 9 mistakes you might be making that are the culprits in making you age more quickly.
Not only is avocado oil loaded with healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, it helps your body absorb nutrients like carotenoids too. While its mild flavor lends it well to curries, grills, and bakes, its high smoking point of 255 °C makes it ideal for deep frying, not just for stir-frying or as salad dressing. Store it in a cool, dry, and dark place to prevent its monounsaturated and saturated fats from going bad because of oxidization.
Deep clean your home to get rid of any residual particulates and smoke that could be lingering. Add antioxidant-rich foods and herbs like honey, pineapple, berries, orange, spinach, oregano, thyme to your daily diet and stay well-hydrated to prevent excessive mucus buildup in the lungs. Consider breathing exercises like belly and pursed lip breathing.
Incense sticks are synonymous with visits to the exotic Far East and South Asia where their fragrant smoky aroma fills hallways in spiritual and religious centers. With aromatherapy and the health benefits of essential oils becoming more widely applied in America and elsewhere in the West, is it time to consider the benefits of incense too? And is the smoke from incense really that good for you, or will it choke your lungs?
There is absolutely no doubt with regards to the ill effects of smoking on lungs and your overall health. Most of the smokers who quit smoking don’t really feel the need to detoxify the lungs after they quit; however, it is very essential, if you want fast reparation of your[.....]
Drink water to re hydrate as Nicotine dehydrates the body. Nettle is loaded with iron and is a useful disinfectant. Eat celery, along with such vegetables as zucchinis, egg-plants, beans, and even cucumbers, which affect cigarette taste. Also, consume pine needle tea, oranges, kiwi fruit, carrot juice, broccoli and spinach.
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