Many digestive problems can be prevented with lifestyle changes. Poor eating habits such as eating too quickly or skipping meals can result in digestive discomfort. We must be sure to eat food slowly while chewing thoroughly. Eating several small meals throughout the day would help lessen any symptoms of digestive discomfort. Moreover, eating a balanced diet can help us avoid digestive discomfort. Unhealthy diets can contribute to difficulties for our digestive system. Thus, we must eat less quantities of processed food and sugar and more quantity of fiber, fruits, and vegetables. Foods rich in magnesium, wholegrain breads, and cereals help us in faster digestion. We must not forget to hydrate our body properly and must drink around eight glasses of water daily. Giving the sodas, soft drinks, and pops a skip can help us immensely. We must cut right back on caffeine, which we end up attaining through beverages such as coffee, tea, and alcohol. These are all highly dehydrating and will only snatch away our B-vitamins, which are so essential for healthy neural, immune, and digestive functioning. We must constantly try and eat food, which are rich in vitamin C. This vitamin is a natural laxative, which is available … Continue reading Lifestyle changes and digestion →
Joint pain is characterized by inflammation and a feeling of pain in joints such as the knees, elbows, and back. This happens because these joints are frequently subject to daily strain which causes them get swollen and cause us undesirable pain. While joint pain is not a very serious problem in the beginning, in many cases, it left untreated or ignored it could lead to serious health problems such as frozen shoulder, inability to climb up stairs etc. Home remedies for joint pain Medications and painkillers are commonly used to treat joint pain. But for long lasting relief it is best to turn to age-old home remedies. So here are six top home remedies to help ease joint pain and treat it once and for all! Epsom salt soak Fill a large bowl with warm water and add ½ cup of Epsom salt. Stir it around and submerge your sore joints in the liquid. If you are experiencing pain in a less convenient place to soak, such as your knees, you could take a bath with Epsom salts instead. To prepare the bath, fill a tub with warm water and add in 2 cups of Epsom salt. Soak in this bath for at … Continue reading 6 ways to ease joint pain at home →
Apart from being loaded with essential vitamins and minerals, this leafy green also provides you with dietary fiber which aids digestion and treats acidity. So here’s how spinach helps manage and treat acidity problems: Spinach is alkaline Alkaline in nature and rich in chlorophyll, magnesium, carotenoids and fibre, raw spinach juice helps preserve the alkaline levels in our blood. It helps normalize the pH balance of the body and controls disease conditions. Helps in healthy digestion Spinach is rich in fiber and water content which makes it an excellent laxative. Adding spinach to your diet will help a great deal in preventing constipation while helping you with a healthy digestive tract. Good gastrointestinal health The best part about eating spinach is that you can guard your gastrointestinal health much more effectively and easily. It contains beta-carotene and vitamin C, which helps protect the cells of the body’s colon from the harmful effects that free radicals can have on them. Versatile food One of the biggest advantages of spinach is that it can be in many different ways. You can juice it, make a smoothie out of, or simply add it to your salads. You can also have it lightly cooked or add it to … Continue reading 4 Ways Spinach helps manage your Acidity →
Joint pain is rarely an emergency. Most cases of mild joint pain can be successfully managed at home. Make an appointment with your doctor at Health Total if your joint pain is accompanied by: Swelling Redness Tenderness and warmth around the joint See your doctor at Health Total immediately if your joint pain is caused by an injury and is accompanied by: Joint deformity Inability to use the joint Intense pain Sudden swelling Other occasions when you need to contact a medical professional at Health Total You have fever that is not associated with flu symptoms. You have lost 10 pounds or more without trying (unintended weight loss). Your joint pain lasts for more than 3 days. You have severe, unexplained joint pain and swelling, particularly if you have other unexplained symptoms. WHAT QUESTIONS ARE ASKED TO YOU WHILE VISITING YOUR DOCTOR? Your doctor or nurse will perform a physical exam and ask you questions about your medical history and symptoms, including: Which joint hurts? Is the pain on one side or both sides? What started the pain and how often have you had it? Have you had it before? Did this pain begin suddenly and severely, or slowly and … Continue reading When to see your doctor →
What to eat If you wish to keep blood sugar levels under control then incorporate more fiber, whole grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, and a variety of fruits, and vegetables into your diet. You can also take a tablespoon of isabgol to increase your fiber intake. Eat sprouts every day. They are rich in protein, calcium, and nutrients that help increase immunity and balance blood sugar. Avoid refined foods such as white rice, maida, dessert, soft drinks, chocolates, sugar, and foods rich in fat. Bitter gourd (karela) Karela is known to be effective in lowering elevated blood sugar levels in type II diabetes. You can also have it in the cooked form. Karela helps improve carbohydrate metabolism, supports the immune system and is rich in Vitamin A and C. It is also beneficial in the treatment of piles, heat boils, and rashes. Indian gooseberry (amla) This berry has infinite benefits. It is one of the richest sources of Vitamin C, the Indian Gooseberry boosts immunity when taken in high doses (three to four berries). It helps improve digestion, is a potent liver cleanser, works as a laxative, brings a glow to the skin and is also beneficial in erasing age spots … Continue reading What to eat if you are diabetic →
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