The acid alkaline balance in the body can be defined as the fine line between good health and the verge of illness. The human body feels good at a pH of 7.0 to 7.4. Any value below or above this range causes an imbalance in its functioning and sets the ground for disease. Acidosis 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. 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. Bodyache, headaches, strong acid perspiration, foul smelling stools, hard stools, alternating with diarrhoea, sunken eyes, water retention, insomnia are … Continue reading Acidity and your body →
Your skin can react to infections anywhere in your body. It can also react to the environmental toxins outside the body. It is vulnerable to many diseases. Internal factors such as an infection or external factors such as pollution, allergies etc, could cause skin disorders, which not only feel uncomfortable, but if left untreated, could cause bleeding and permanent scars. Dermatitis is a painful condition wherein the skin breaks out into a red rash, develops blisters and appears scaly. You may also experience a burning or itchy feeling. Contact dermatitis: is a type of dermatitis caused when the skin reacts to certain chemicals it comes in contact with. These may include poisonous plants such as ivy or oak or certain metals such as nickel which is found in many everyday products. Irritant eczema results from an allergic reaction to impurities such as chemicals in food and detergents or environmental factors such as the weather. It is also very common among people who have prolonged contact with water or those who need to wash their hands several times a day such as restaurant workers, cleaners, hairdressers etc. If the hands are not dried properly each time it could cause soreness and irritation. … Continue reading Skin Problems →
If you are a diabetic, sure you already are aware that your body has an inability to control levels of sugar in the blood and that you need to stay away from foods with high glycemic index (simple carbohydrates). However, recent researches point that smoking cigarettes and consuming tobacco doubles the damage to the body caused by diabetes by causing hardening of the arteries. Nicotine & Diabetes Smoking, in itself, poses many adverse effects on your health, but if you have diabetes and you smoke, your risk for heart associated problems, kidney disease, eye complaints (retinopathy), and other complications of diabetes increases dramatically. Not only do the risk levels rise, but existing complications can also worsen. A research recently published in American Journal of Medicine and Diabetes have connected smoking to high risks for glucose abnormalities such as glucose intolerance and impaired fasting glucose. Smokers appeared to have a 44% higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non-smokers. The risk was highly linked to the smoking degree and not on the fact that whether you smoke cigars, cigarettes, or pipes. The risk increase with each cigarette you smoke and heavy smokers (at least 20 cigarettes daily) had been shown … Continue reading Diabetes, caffeine, and nicotine, what is the link →
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Want to lose weight? Try these 5 ‘One-Spoonful’ foods. They will surely help supress your food cravings while helping you shed those kilos, faster than ever. These foods will allow you to suppress your appetite, and at the same time provide you with various nutritional benefits. A spoonful of coconut oil Coconut Oil is rich in saturated fat that makes you feel full and curbs your hunger pangs. It increases your metabolism and helps you burn your fat naturally and also gives your food a rich texture. A spoonful of honey Honey keeps your digestive system happy and promotes weight loss without much effort. It is rich in antioxidants and enzymes that improves the digestion process of your body and makes you healthy. A spoonful of cinnamon powder Apart from making your dishes delicious, cinnamon also proves to be quite effective in weight loss. You can either add a spoonful of it to your tea, milk or hot water and consume it on a regular basis for best results. A spoonful of lemon juice Lemons are a rich source of Vitamin C, and possess astringent properties that helps clean your system from within. It assists in weight loss, and also … Continue reading 5 one-spoonful of weight loss foods →
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