The next time you feel stressed, please note that you are risking an increase in cholesterol levels. Here are three ways in which stress impacts cholesterol: Stress, anger, and negative emotions impact your heart Well, your heart truly is a delicate organ. It leaps with joy when you are happy and it feels heavy as a stone when you are low. Stress, anger, and negative emotions make an impact on your heart. A Harvard medical school research states that the average risk of a heart attack increased, two hours after the outset of anger, by two to three times. Stress leads to depression In addition to anger and distress, psychologists also emphasize on feelings of depression and helplessness having a direct link with stress. To put it simply, we are physiologically different when we are happy and sad. Release of cortisol and destruction of HDL cholesterol Even when the cholesterol level is not high enough to obstruct the arteries, negative emotions make an impact. They cause the release of a biologically toxic chemical known as ‘cortisol.’ It causes a spasm in the arteries and cuts the blood flow to the heart muscle. The result is angina pain and at times … Continue reading 3 ways stress directly impacts your cholesterol levels →
The seeds of chronic inflammation (and a lot of other health issues) start with the gut. Two-thirds of the body’s defenses reside in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract — yet it is often the last place traditional practitioners look. Intestinal bloating, frequent bouts of diarrhea or constipation, gas and pain, heartburn and acid reflux are early signs of an inflamed digestive tract. It’s not surprising that your immune system first clicks into hyper drive in your digestive tract — it was designed to eliminate viruses and bacteria in your food before they infect your body. It has to glean the wheat from the chaff: taking sustenance from the food you eat and ridding your body of the rest. And we give our digestive systems plenty of work to do. Our evolution from the hunter-gatherer diet to convenience and fast food is overwhelming our metabolism and GI tract. The deck is now stacked in inflammation’s favor. The modern diet offers us an upside-down ratio of fatty acids (omega 3, 6, and 9), too much sugar and carbs, and high levels of wheat, dairy, and other common allergens.
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. 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. Visceral fat harms 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 Getting rid of the visceral fat should be the first major health objective for you if you want to lead a healthy and confident life. Ignoring it simply makes you vulnerable to any … Continue reading What is visceral fat →
Looking at that gorgeous woman in a commercial ad makes you wish for that glowing skin. However, due to either hectic routine, improper sleep, unhealthy diet, and many more such issues, your desire for getting a healthy skin takes a back seat. Leave your worries and try these 5 magical home remedies for getting that flawless skin. Tangy Oranges Now, every time you eat oranges don’t forget to store its peel. Dry those orange peels and grind them to fine powder. Mix it with little milk and apply all over your face daily. Within a week you will see what difference this magical mixture makes to your skin. Aloe Vera Aloe vera is a plant with antibacterial properties. It works to reduce inflammation and prevents bacterial formation on your skin. Simply apply the gel on your skin directly and follow this routine daily for visible results. Lovely Tomatoes This fruit contains natural bleaching properties that helps you lighten your skin tone. Just rub the tomato pulp on the all over your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off with cold water and see the difference in no time. Goodness of Oats Oats work great as an exfoliator. Due … Continue reading 5 ways to get a glowing skin →
Lets face it, most of us struggle with our weight. And we all know that in order to achieve it, we need to cut down on some of your favorite junk food items. But letting go of those french fries and cheese pizzas and eating healthy and clean, is not as easy as it looks. Why? Because most of us perceive healthy food to be boring and bland, and lacking the flavour and the pleasure junk food gives us. But we can help change the way you think! Tasty can be healthy! The tastier the meal plan the more chances of you sticking to our weight loss regime. That’s why our Health Total experts will formulate a personalized weight loss plan for you, based on your individual weight loss and health needs. Here are some simple examples of the diet changes that you can include into your daily routine. Brown bread You can make your own sandwiches by replacing refined flour breads with whole grain bread. So if you want a cheese sandwich, instead of using white bread, try a brown bread vegetable and cheese toasted sandwich instead. Oats While having oats is important for good health, some can find it extremely boring. Try having … Continue reading EAT to lose weight! →
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