From food storage to toiletries, carry bags to water bottles, we’re quite dependent on plastic. There’s no question about the convenience, be it in their availability or the expense. But before you continue the mindless use of plastic containers, stop and think about what this might be doing to your[.....]
Brief exposure to pesticides can cause topical reactions like blisters, rashes, and respiratory discomfort. Chronic exposure can have much more serious effects including sterility, genetic changes, nerve disorders, asthma, depression, anxiety, hormonal imbalance, thyroid tumors, and reduced motor skills. Children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to the toxins in pesticides.
The sticky, toxic nicotine and other chemicals from secondhand tobacco smoke cling to walls and ceilings, curtains, carpets, and other upholsteries. These can react with common indoor air pollutants like nitrous acid and ozone to form carcinogenic nitrosamines and ultrafine particulate matter that can cause brain, liver, and DNA damage, weaken your immunity, and increase one's risks of cancer. Children and hospitality workers are more susceptible to thirdhand smoke.
Anxiety attacks at work can hinder your progress in your workspace. Rather than getting bogged down by an anxious moment, you can practice certain tips to handle it better. Follow a daily ritual of mindful meditation. Make sure to eat right and avoid any unhealthy interactions at work. Use office breaks to breathe, relax and rejuvenate. Plan your work well so that you can execute it without getting stressed it.
Toxic shock syndrome is caused when bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes release harmful toxins into your body. It can cause symptoms like a high fever, chills, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, headache, cough and a sore throat. You may also experience dizziness, confusion, swelling, pain and inflammation, breathing problems, and gangrene. A red rash and peeling skin and red eyes, mouth, and vagina are also characteristic signs.
Largely affecting children, iron toxicity is caused by elevated levels of iron in the blood. A genetic condition like hemochromatosis causes an iron overload. Symptoms start with nausea and dizziness and progress to multiple organ failure and brain damage. If not treated immediately, this can even lead to death.
Adding fiber to your diet, eating antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, and cutting down on salt can help clear your body of toxins. So can avoiding alcohol and smoking, drinking enough water, and getting enough sleep. Milk thistle is a herb you can use to improve liver function and so are turmeric and licorice. If you’re looking for a comprehensive detox program, try the panchakarma therapies advocated by Ayurveda.
Getting over alcohol addiction or helping an alcoholic may seem like an endless, bumpy road. There will be times it will even feel like a goal that’s impossible to accomplish. However, if you’ve decided to quit drinking and are willing to reach out to the kind of support you need,[.....]
While some claim that DE has amazing health benefits, and one study shows its efficacy in lowering cholesterol, there hasn't been enough research to prove DE as the next health miracle. Use it as a skin cleanser, or in food industry settings for filtration or processing, but don't start taking it for heavy metal detox or bone health just yet. Though it has an oxide of silicon, which improves bone health, the amount absorbed by your body may be minuscule. So be wary about what you use DE for.
The direct cause of Parkinson’s disease is not yet known. Scientists have accumulated a pool of potential risk factors – lifestyle and environmental – to decipher this mysterious neurodegenerative disorder. Genetics and factors like age, gender, pesticide and metal exposure, and head injuries seem to play a cooperative role in bringing about PD. Interestingly, gut bacteria may have something to do with PD as well.
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.
The pistachio or pista is a healthy nut and is a member of the cashew family. Pistachios are rich in nutrients like vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and others which benefit your health. “A handful of pistachio nuts a day could protect your heart.”1 However, having too many pistachios can have[.....]
We’ve all cried at some point or the other, for one reason or the other. Loss of a loved one, break-up with your love, or an emotional movie sequence have all made us shed tears. In fact, it is the first emotion that we, as babies, learn to express. As[.....]
There have been various studies done on the average lifespan of human beings based on their gender. Every study indicates that on an average, women live 5 years longer than men. Various reasons like psychology, health conditions, genetics, and hormones account for this difference in life expectancy, mentioned below are[.....]
If you eat more than a handful of almonds every day, it could lead to some serious side effects. Your blood clotting mechanism could get impaired and you could be at an increased risk of haemorrhagic stroke. Excess almond consumption could also cause weight gain, constipation, and even kidney stones. Vitamin E toxicity is also a possibility.
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