Changing levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone have a role to play in age-related inflammation. We still don’t understand all the connections, but it appears that a decrease in estrogen corresponds with a rise in the cytokines interleukin-1 and interleukin-6. This changes the rate at which new bone is formed, a leading indicator of osteoporosis. We suspect that before menopause the balance of hormones has a calming effect on inflammation, but hormones work on so many levels that it is difficult to identify the exact process. What we do know is that symptoms of chronic inflammation often become more apparent during and after menopause. The hormonal changes leading up to menopause also contribute to weight gain. And there is clear evidence that extra fat cells, especially around the middle of the body, add to systemic inflammation by creating extra cytokines and C-reactive protein.
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Here are top 4 reasons you should eat foods that are rich in Vitamin C for fighting a bout of cold: Vitamin C battles flu When it comes to knocking out a cold Vitamin C is sure winner. Foods rich in Vitamin C or its supplements go a long way in protecting your lungs from congestion. People who consume a lot of fruits and vegetables or those taking Vitamin C supplements are less prone to health conditions such as cold, flu, and asthma. Have Vitamin C at the very onset of cold Take 1000-2000mg of Vitamin C supplements at the very onset of a cold. Along with it, take B-complex and zinc. This will keep make sure that your cold would not aggravate any further. Vitamin C the antioxidant It is important to note that Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant that the body uses to ensure that you are strong and healthy. Moreover, your body uses Vitamin C to maintain the bones, your muscle, your blood vessels. Vitamin C forms collagen Further, Vitamin C helps our body in the formation of collagen while absorbing iron. Vitamin C is generally found in its natural form in numerous vegetables and fruits, … Continue reading 4 amazing benefits of Vitamin C for fighting a cold →
Fortunately, many of the signs and symptoms associated with menopause are temporary. Take the following steps to help reduce or prevent their effects. Cool hot flashes Dress in layers and always carry a bottle of cool water with you wherever you go. Try to pinpoint what triggers your hot flashes. For many women, triggers may include hot beverages, caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol, stress, hot weather and even a warm room. Decrease vaginal discomfort Use over-the-counter, water-based vaginal lubricants (Astroglide, K-Y jelly, others) or moisturizers. Choose products that don’t contain glycerin, which can cause burning or irritation in women who are sensitive to that chemical. Staying sexually active also helps by increasing blood flow to the vagina. Get enough sleep Avoid caffeine, which can make it hard to get to sleep, and avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can interrupt sleep. Exercise during the day, although not right before bedtime. If hot flashes disturb your sleep, you may need to find a way to manage them before you can get adequate rest. Practice relaxation techniques Techniques such as deep breathing, paced breathing, guided imagery, massage and progressive muscle relaxation can help relieve menopausal symptoms. Strengthen your pelvic floor Pelvic floor muscle … Continue reading 8 steps to help reduce or prevent effects of menopause →
Acidity is catabolic (breaks down) in nature. It is for this reason that it brings about chronic fatigue, low immunity, irritability, and mood swings. Therefore, it is important to restore the pH levels in the body as continuing to have an acidic state would precipitate disease sooner or later. The human body has self-healing powers. All we have to do is to support its activity with the right nutrients. A basic rule to achieve and maintain PH balance is to eat 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods. If your pH test suggests that your body is acidic switch over to alkaline forming food. Here is a list of alkaline forming foods. Watermelon Mangoes Apples Guava Pears Potatoes Dudhi Turi Honey Dates Corn Millets Mushrooms Raisins Curd At the same time, you must avoid acid forming substances such as: Alcohol Coffee Legumes Lentils Cornstarch White flour Non-vegetarian foods Fried food Dried coconut Cheese Cakes Pastries Pasta Soft drinks Sugar Vinegar Pickles Pappads Apart from food, both physical and mental stress tends to elevate the acidity of the blood. The effect of stress on acidosis is more profound than that caused by wrong eating. When stress levels are very … Continue reading Restoring pH levels →
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