The liver plays a crucial role in keeping the body and the bloodstream free of all toxins besides performing a host of other important functions. It supplies glucose to the blood whenever one has low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia. It stores glucose in the form of glycogen, vitamins A, D, and B, and minerals such as iron and copper. It acts like a ‘washing machine’ and is the main organ involved in the natural detoxification process. A healthy liver eliminates toxins efficiently by either deactivating them or by adding a chemical substance to the toxin to get rid of it. Unless the liver functions properly, we cannot lose excess weight and gain health. Here are a few things that tell you that your liver needs a wash: Feeling of bloatedness after a heavy meal Feeling bloated after heavy meals is one of the first indications that your liver needs cleaning. Indigestion Suffering from indigestion, mood swings, bad breath, a coated tongue, and memory loss are signs of mild liver dysfunction and may occur even though all your liver function tests are normal. Raised liver enzymes These are found only when the liver cells are damaged. Don’t wait for that stage … Continue reading 3 things that indicate your liver needs a wash →
Obesity and type 2 diabetes are actually two sides of the same coin. Both are characterized by insulin resistance (ineffective insulin) and hyperinsulinism (excessive insulin). About 85% of type 2 diabetic are obese and most obese people have insulin resistance and hyperinsulinism that leads to diabetes. Obesity is known to play a central role in increasing insulin resistance in the human body. Insulin resistance in the body results in increased production of insulin and consequent hyperinsulinemia. It seems that at some point a loss of control of blood glucose begins to emerge, resulting in dietary glucose intolerance ultimately resulting in type 2 diabetes. Obese individuals may develop different degrees of insulin resistance, but not all individuals develop glucose intolerance. This is where genetics play a role. A family history of diabetes predisposes the individual to develop a greater degree of glucose intolerance in comparison to the counterparts without any family history of diabetes. The association of obesity with the insulin resistance syndrome and cardiovascular risk is not only related to the degree of obesity but also seems to be critically dependent on body fat distribution. Thus, individuals with greater degrees of central adiposity develop this syndrome more frequently than do … Continue reading Obesity and type 2 diabetes →
Apart from making you one happy mommy, pregnancy is also going to make you plumpy! So make sure you lose that pregnancy fat now; before it’s too late! Plan your diet Once you decide to start the fitness regime, make sure you plan everything. Ideally you should first check with your doctor and then get on your weight loss routine. Your body needs time to recover from labour and other health changes that happen during the pregnancy. Exercise is a must New moms find it very difficult to take out some time for exercise. This is because they are sleep-deprived and the baby occupies most of their time. However, it is important for them to take walks and move around in order to lose weight. The power of breastfeeding Study suggests that new moms who breastfeed their children have the ability to lose weight faster than those who don’t. However, this observation depends upon a lot of variables, one of them being the calorie-intake by new moms. Eat more, weight less It is very important for new moms to eat meals at regular intervals accompanied by healthy snacks options. Skipping a meal might affect their overall health, and might also … Continue reading 5 tips to lose weight after pregnancy →
Many experts now see inflammation as arising from an immune system response that’s out of control. When you catch a cold or sprain your ankle, your immune system switches into gear. Infection or injury trigger a chain of events called the inflammatory cascade. The familiar signs of normal inflammation — heat, pain, redness, and swelling — are the first signals that your immune system is being called into action. In a delicate balance of give-and-take, inflammation begins when pro-inflammatory hormones in your body call out for your white blood cells to come and clear out infection and damaged tissue. These agents are matched by equally powerful, closely related anti-inflammatory compounds, which move in once the threat is neutralized to begin the healing process. Our bodies weren’t designed for a daily barrage of toxins, infectious agents and stress, seen and unseen. This kind of demand requires a lot of support to maintain your immune’s system resilience. Our go-go lifestyle just doesn’t make room unless we pay attention to everything: what we breathe, eat, drink and absorb and feel. It all has a pro- or anti-inflammatory effect, and for most of us, the factors are skewed toward inflammation. One thing that’s certain … Continue reading Why is chronic inflammation on the rise? →
When the amount of fat or sugar intake does not get used or converted into energy, it leads to an increase in weight or obesity. The area around your abdomen or belly area is the first body part to get affected. If you are wondering about the different reasons for obesity, here are the five major ones. The Great Genes It’s all right there in your genes. If you are from a background where obesity runs in the family, then there are high chances of your getting affected with it. Our genes have a strong effect on our health and obesity is one of the things that can be inherited through our genes. Poor Diet When a person is unable to get his diet under control or mismanages his diet, it leads to obesity. If you are someone who doesn’t eat at proper intervals or eats frequently then you are sure to get affected with this lifestyle disorder. Sleep Deprived If you are someone who loves watching late night movies or spends the night on the internet, then your health is at threat. People who sleep less or deprive themselves of sleep tend to put on weight faster and are … Continue reading 5 main causes leading to obesity →
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