Leg cramps A calcium deficiency along with low potassium levels may lead to leg cramps. Supplementing these minerals along with vitamin E may help us get rid of leg cramps. Insomnia Can sometimes be a result of hunger. A lot of dieters tend to eat less at dinnertime. Another likely cause of insomnia is exercising late in the night. It makes one feel active and disturbs the sleeping pattern. Taking vitamin B supplements late in the night may also lead to sleeplessness. The minerals calcium and magnesium are required to calm the nervous system and the muscles. A lot of women are prone to insomnia eight to ten days before their periods due to the low levels of calcium in their blood. Taking supplements of calcium and magnesium or drinking a hot glass of milk at bedtime will help. Bad breath People who skip meals or avoid in between meals for long durations are likely to develop this problem. Un-neutralized hydrochloric acid is the cause. Snack between meals on high fibre foods such as fruits, almonds, and whole-wheat crackers to prevent bad breath. Stretch marks A lot of people believe that rapid weight loss can give them stretch marks. Actually … Continue reading 5 problems owing to dieting disasters →
Biochemists refer to fat as lipid and it is solid at room temperature. However, oil is liquid at room temperature. All fats and oil are made up of fatty acids. It is the individual fatty acids that make all the difference to our health. This makes a good case for understanding good and bad fats. Visceral fat Excess body fat is more than just a cosmetic problem. It’s a health problem, which you should not ignore. Your waist circumference helps our experts predict the presence of VISCERAL fat in your body. Visceral fat surrounds your liver, pancreas, and intestines. It is metabolically active and dangerous for your health. Presence of this fat is the most vital indication that you need to lose weight. Why is visceral fat bad? Well, that is because it releases harmful chemicals, which could lead to any/all of the following lifestyle problems: Heart disease High blood pressure Knee pain Acne Hair loss Type 2 diabetes PCOD Skin infection Breathing difficulty Infertility Sleep disturbance Certain cancers Gastro intestinal problems Low immunity Subcutaneous fat Subcutaneous fat is fat that is found directly under the skin. It’s the fat that’s measured using skin-fold calipers to estimate our total body … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Fat →
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This is a condition when the body chemistry becomes overly acidic. The PH values of saliva may go down to 6.0 and below. This can be easily tested by using a litmus paper. Testing For Acidosis Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after meals. All you have to do is just spit into a bowl and dip the pH strip in it. Check the colour of the paper after one minute. If it corresponds to values of 7.0 to 7.3 it is considered healthy. A reading of 4.5 to 6.0 indicates acidosis and this state is likely to promote disease conditions in the body. In addition to the litmus test, there are certain frank symptoms that reflect acidosis. They are as follows: Body ache Headache Strong acid perspiration Foul smelling stools Hard stools Diarrhoea Sunken eyes Water retention Insomnia Also, if your teeth get sensitive to sour food or if you get small bumps on the roof of your mouth, if you suffer from bad breath, or experience difficulty in swallowing, it’s time to take a look at your diet. Moreover, it’s time to approach a health expert … Continue reading What is Acidosis? →
Severe cases of acne may require medical supervision, but in mild cases, over-the-counter pimple creams work. However, what works best is a little bit of awareness and slight modifications to your lifestyle and diet. Watch your diet What you eat reflects on your skin. There is no conclusive study to prove it. But diet influences hormones, which are responsible for acne flare-ups. So say ‘no’ too salty junk food. Salt contains iodine and too much iodine is known to trigger acne. Snacking on chips, fries, namkeens, and farsans are free invitations to pimples. Instead, consume fresh fruits, salads, fiber-rich food and raw vegetables. As an added incentive you will not be burdened with calories either. Sometimes just eliminating dairy products may also help control acne. Most dairy products are rich in saturated fats, which intensify acne. After the acne clears up, try reintroducing dairy products and see if acne returns. Clean your insides Undergo a blood, liver and colon cleansing routine. When too many toxins build up in the body, they get discharged through the skin. In fact, most skin disorders are a result of stress, hormonal imbalances and too many toxins in the body. Have lots of water (around a liter) on … Continue reading 6 best ways to manage acne →
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