Everyday, we are flooded with the information about cholesterol being the prime accused on the incidence of heart attack. But, why too much of it is a cause for concern and how one should keep it under check, are questions that constantly bother us. Get to know your cholesterol We all know that there are 2 types of cholesterol – good and bad. LDL is the bad, while HDL is considered to be the good cholesterol. Certain factors like sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, smoking, alcohol, diabetes, high blood pressure, under-active thyroid gland, wrong genetics, age, early menopause and over consumption of foods like red meat, sausages, cheese, pastry, cakes, most biscuits and cream cause rise in cholesterol levels. When a person follows a healthy lifestyle and dietary habits, his body is capable of handling excess cholesterol. The liver compensates for the excess cholesterol by reducing its own production and thus keeps blood levels in check. But when a person leads an unhealthy lifestyle and has no control over his diet, his body fails to handle dietary cholesterol with expertise and allows excess cholesterol to travel into the bloodstream. High cholesterol in the blood along with other factors initiates the process … Continue reading How to increase good cholesterol →
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 →
This connection provides support and helps the body in movement. Often due to various reasons, you might experience a pain in these joints. The reasons for this joint pain could be anything. Listed down are a home remedies for joint pain: Powerful Calcium Calcium is the most essential element to cure a joint pain. Try and increase the intake of calcium rich foods such as amla, flaxseeds, and walnuts. Epsom Salt Epsom Salt is rich in sodium and magnesium which is highly required by your joints. They can be easily absorbed by the skin and can give you quick relief from inflammation. Weight Loss The foremost thing that you must do to get rid of your joint pain is to lose some weight. It is seen that the moment you start gaining weight, your joints give you a hint that very moment. So, keep your weight under control and stay away from joint pain. Carrot Feast In the ancient times, people have been known to use carrots as a pain relief for joints. You can simply cut them with a dash of lemon and consume it or use them in your food or juice. Fenugreek Seeds Fenugreek are warm in … Continue reading 5 simple home remedies for joint pain →
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 →
You don’t need magical powers to stay fit. All you need is to follow a healthy lifestyle. Simply follow these 5 healthy habits for a super healthy you. If you think that people who stay fit possess some magical powers, you are wrong. It is simply their way of living and there are many other factors that contribute to their healthy lifestyle. The best part is that you too can master the art of healthy living by just following these simple and easy tips. Regular Breakfast It is seen that people who have breakfast daily stay fit for longer since it boosts their metabolism and prevents them from overeating. Stay Hydrated The best way to maintain good health is by staying hydrated. Water doesn’t just help flush out your toxins, but also prevents you from unnecessary sipping on sugary liquids and other artificial juices. Quit Smoking Smoking is a big NO! It is essential to quit smoking in order to maintain your blood pressure and heart rate. This would contribute towards your health in a big way. Adopt a hobby Engage yourself in some kind of hobby that will keep you busy and stay away from indulging into unnecessary food … Continue reading 5 habits of super healthy people →
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