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Diabetes Diet Plan

Diabetes Diet Plan

When a person gets to know that he or she is suffering from diabetes, all that comes to their mind is a complicated diet that is boring and not at all yummy. For most people, a diabetes diet simply translates into eating a variety of low calories but nutrient dense foods in moderate amounts and...

How to Increase HDL (Good) Cholesterol

How to Increase HDL (Good) Cholesterol

Every day, we are flooded with information about cholesterol being the prime accused of the incidence of heart attack. The questions that constantly bother us are why too much of it is a cause for concern and how to keep it in check. Know your Cholesterol There are two types of cholesterol – good and...

Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol – Part II

Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol – Part II

Assuming that you have followed the cholesterol lowering diet given on 21st May 1998 you may want to know how to continue further. Diet Therapy If you are one of those with the worst cholesterol readings i.e. very high LDL and very low HDL, then diet therapy would work best for you. But if you are slightly above...

How to Use Food to Improve Cholesterol Readings?

How to Use Food to Improve Cholesterol Readings?

Although Cholesterol is important, it could be harmful if we have more of the bad type i.e. LDL and less of the good type i.e. HDL which helps clean the LDL thus keeping the arteries clean. Bad cholesterol All of us have LDL cholesterol and HDL cholesterol in our blood streams. LDL cholesterol is lower in protein density and...

Homocysteine – A Threat to the Heart

Homocysteine – A Threat to the Heart

If we thought that elevated levels of cholesterol were the only major risk factor in a heart disease, latest scientific research has yet another surprise in store for us. New research suggests that every person who has suffered a heart attack does not necessarily have high cholesterol. In recent years, homocysteine has started gaining prominence as a cause...

Understanding Cholesterol

Understanding Cholesterol

Many people these days are wary of the word ‘cholesterol’. However, contrary to the bad reputation it has received lately, cholesterol is essential for several important body functions including nerve heath and cell strength. Cholesterol friendly foods A fat-free diet may not be the best way to control cholesterol because not all fats are bad; what’s important is that...

Everything You Need to Know About Fat

Everything You Need to Know About Fat

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....

Types of Cholesterol

Types of Cholesterol

High cholesterol is a health issue that is carried through our blood, attached to proteins. The combination of proteins and cholesterol is referred to as lipoprotein. Different types of cholesterol are based on the type of cholesterol lipoprotein carries. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) LDL or bad cholesterol transports cholesterol particles all through our body. LDL cholesterol...

The Fibre – Cholesterol Connection

The Fibre – Cholesterol Connection

High levels of cholesterol are related to intake of processed foods, sedentary life style, nutrient deficiencies and stress. Many people think that cholesterol in the diet is directly responsible for cholesterol in the blood. So all they have to do is to cut out high – cholesterol foods and their blood cholesterol will become normal. However, this is a common...

Emotions and Cholesterol

Emotions and Cholesterol

Mr. Shah was a happy man for most of him life. He loved his wife and children and truly enjoyed his work. He was reasonably healthy and relished each day of his life. Then a tragedy struck, which produced such stress in his life that he was unable to cope with the stress. Within six...

Controlling Cholesterol – Part III

Controlling Cholesterol – Part III

I must thank you for your overwhelming response to my article Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol. It gives me immense happiness to know that most of you have benefited greatly after following the diets given. It would take you 3-4 months of correct eating to completely bring your blood fats under the normal range. You have now...

How Much Dietary Cholesterol is Too Much!

How Much Dietary Cholesterol is Too Much!

Today, most of us realize too much cholesterol is not good for us. Increased blood cholesterol eventually leads to blockage in the blood vessels of heart and brain. If left undetected and untreated, it will finally lead to heart attack or stroke. Unfortunately, most of us do not know how much of cholesterol is enough and when to pull the strings...

Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol

Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol

Man has made amazing progress over the years and in all areas, things are constantly improving. However, the quality of food eaten in urban cities all over the world has worsened. Cholesterol: A national problem The urban population has turned to eating more refined foods and refined sugars that remove essential nutrients from our food...

Top 3 Foods that Lower Cholesterol

Top 3 Foods that Lower Cholesterol

High cholesterol is one of the major worries of most people. Most adults have higher than recommended cholesterol levels. We do not usually worry too much about heart diseases until we are middle-aged. But adults as young as 20 also need to watch cholesterol because high levels of LDL or bad cholesterol at a young age are more likely to...

Factors Contributing to Cholesterol

Factors Contributing to Cholesterol

There are a number of harmful activities we often indulge in, without thinking twice about what they could do to our health. Here are some activities that may be contributing to our rising cholesterol levels. Smoking Smoking of cigarettes damages the walls of your blood vessels, which makes them accumulate fatty deposits. Moreover, smoking may lower your HDL...

Cholesterol Levels

Cholesterol Levels

Total cholesterol is a measure of the total amount of cholesterol in your blood and is based on the HDL, LDL, and triglycerides number. Total cholesterol: less than 200 mg/dL. LDL Cholesterol LDL cholesterol makes up the majority of the body’s cholesterol. LDL is known as “bad” cholesterol because having high levels can lead to...

Cholesterol in a Nutshell

Cholesterol in a Nutshell

Going by the number of letters I have received in connection with cholesterol and diet, it seems that almost everyone above the age of 35 years is suffering from raised blood lipids. Cholesterol: The Global Epidemic Almost everyone has clogging arteries, chromium and zinc deficiencies, which can lead to diabetes. If you have a liver...

Cholesterol-Cutting Chutney

Cholesterol-Cutting Chutney

Cholesterol is a wax-like substance found in our blood stream. The liver is responsible for the production of 2/3rd of the cholesterol in our body, yet what you eat has a deep effect on your cholesterol level as the remaining 1/3rd is obtained from our diet. This article includes recipe of cholesterol-cutting chutney, which is easy-to-prepare, tasty...

Causes of High Blood Pressure

Causes of High Blood Pressure

There are numerous lifestyle and diet related factors which could be causing a spike in our Blood pressure levels. Here is a list of the most common causes of high blood pressure. Age: The older we get, the higher we face the risk of having HBP Family history: If close members of our family have hypertension, our chances of...

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure refers to a common condition where the long-term force of blood against our artery walls is high enough to eventually cause health problems such as heart disease. Our blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood our heart pumps and the extent of resistance to blood flow in our arteries. In simple...

How Stress Affects Your Blood Pressure

How Stress Affects Your Blood Pressure

Amongst the many factors that lead to high blood pressure like smoking, alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance etc, stress seems to be a major player in precipitating high blood pressure.  Although stress is universal, individual responses to stress are different for eg. You have the Type A personality, highly pressure prone and totally work oriented.  He or she is usually...

Stress & Blood Pressure

Stress & Blood Pressure

Suffering is disease and contentment is good health.  This only points out the profound connection between our body and mind. A person with a disturbed mind cannot possess a healthy body. But, ‘don’t worry be happy’ is easier said than done, for anxiety spares no person. Every one of us has, at some point or...

Mineral Magic for High Blood Pressure

Mineral Magic for High Blood Pressure

While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control, most of them can control it with diet, weight loss, correct intake of vitamin supplements and proper stress management. Your blood pressure is a major reflection of your heart health. There are 3 major consequences of high blood pressure – a stroke, kidney damage...

Ways to Keep High Blood Pressure Away

Ways to Keep High Blood Pressure Away

High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. Modernization has given us refined foods like sugar, maida and refined oils. This along with our sedentary lifestyles,  irregular eating and sleeping patterns puts us at risk of suffering from many deadly diseases including...

How to Ensure Normal Blood Pressure

How to Ensure Normal Blood Pressure

High Blood Pressure can be termed as the bane of modernization because in the primitive cultures blood pressure was practically unknown. This disease, harassing thousands today, is a result of a destructive lifestyle, smoking, obesity, alcohol intake, insulin resistance and stress. A disease that reflects your heart health and it can be fatal too. It has three major consequences- stroke,...

Acidity and Your Body

Acidity and Your Body

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...

Get Relief from Acidity

Get Relief from Acidity

Seeking medications to get rid of acidity? Try these easy, home remedies for acidity instead, and get instant relief the natural way. While acidity is caused by certain kinds of food, other types can help alleviate the irritation and discomfort. The discomfort of acidity is caused when the stomach acids are refluxed back into the...

Eat Right – Don’t Diet – Lose Weight

Eat Right – Don’t Diet – Lose Weight

Being healthy and losing weight can sound so simple like, ‘Eat less, be more active’. But as anyone who has ever tried to lose a few kilos knows that putting that into actual practice can be really difficult. Also, when it comes to eating, we have habits that have almost grown with us and are now...

EAT to Lose Weight!

EAT to Lose Weight!

Let’s 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...

Lose Weight and Keep it Off for Life

Lose Weight and Keep it Off for Life

One of the most significant aspect of weight loss is keeping an optimistic attitude throughout your journey. In order to shed kilos and stay slim permanently, you must follow a healthier lifestyle every day. Losing a good amount of weight is very much possible, however, one must try to eat lesser calories and burn more....

Barley- A Natural Way To Lose Weight

Barley- A Natural Way To Lose Weight

Barley is well known across the world for it’s immense health and weight loss benefits. So if you want to get rid of your belly fat or lose some kilos, start by adding Barley into your diet, because this little grain is a superfood when it comes to weight loss! High in fiber Barley is...

13 Proven Amazing Benefits of Garlic for Health & Skin

13 Proven Amazing Benefits of Garlic for Health & Skin

Garlic is the most common ingredient used in Indian preparations not just because of its pungent taste and smell but also because of the proven health benefits of garlic. It not only has health and beauty benefits but also antibiotics and antifungal properties. Each mini clove of a garlic is loaded with nutrients such as...

4 Quick Weight Loss Foods To Include In Your Breakfast

4 Quick Weight Loss Foods To Include In Your Breakfast

No matter how desperately you want to lose weight, it is advisable to never skip your breakfast. Always remember to start a fresh day with a healthy meal including portions of most kinds of vitamins and nutrients. Additionally, there are some studies which prove that individuals who eat breakfast perform better in work and keep...

3 Best Drinks To Quickly Reduce Your Waistline

3 Best Drinks To Quickly Reduce Your Waistline

Being on the heavier side not only makes one socially conscious but also prone to certain diseases. Having fat more concentrated on the waistline can sometimes be the sign of pre-diabetes. It is best to control this tendency early on by making some simple diet changes. Other than regular exercises add these amazing weight loss...

Go Slim Without The Gym!

Go Slim Without The Gym!

A combination of diet and exercise is the chosen way of weight loss recommended by most health experts. This, most of the time means joining the nearest gym to start your exercises. The truth is, the gym isn’t for everyone. For some, distance or location of the gym can be a constraint or they may simply not...

Lose Weight The Right Way To Be Healthier And Happier

Lose Weight The Right Way To Be Healthier And Happier

There is hardly anyone who does not want to lose those extra kilos and get back to their desired goals. In order to reach your dream body you might need to let go off some of your favorite foods. However, not everyone can let go of that delicious double cheese burger that easily. Hence instead...

Ayurveda & Nutrition Is The Answer To Weight Problems

Ayurveda & Nutrition Is The Answer To Weight Problems

Ayurveda, is an ancient system of medicine developed in India. Through its deep-rooted form of treatment, it helps prevent diseases, promotes health, creates balance and enhances longevity. Ayurveda, when combined with correct nutrition, not only helps the weight loss process but also makes one healthy. As per Ayurveda there are 3 categories of body types...

5000-Year-Old Remedies For Weight Management

5000-Year-Old Remedies For Weight Management

Ayurveda is a very old form of treatment. Its origin can be traced back to more than 5000 years. This natural form of medicine is mentioned in the old books of wisdom in India, known as Vedas. This form of medicine pays more attention in balancing various aspects of an individual’s life like; their thoughts,...

How to Lose Weight in a Week with Simple Diet

How to Lose Weight in a Week with Simple Diet

Almost all of us would agree that it is not easy to answer this question – how to lose weight in a week? Though this may seem tough, you can lose up to 2 kgs in a week if you follow a diet plan strictly. Apart from a diet plan, certain lifestyle changes will go a long...

People who can get affected with Bed-Wetting

People who can get affected with Bed-Wetting

Bed wetting is a common health disorder, which majority of children face during their childhood.  Though it is not an extremely serious disorder, it can often be an embarrassing issue among kids. Rarely, it even tends to sometimes run in families and appears more commonly among boys, when compared to girls; experts estimate the ratio as roughly as...

Symptoms of Bed-Wetting

Symptoms of Bed-Wetting

Bed-wetting can be described as involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which staying dry at night can be reasonably expected. Most kids are fully toilet trained by age 5, but there’s really no target date for developing complete bladder control. Between the ages of 5 and 7, bed-wetting remains a problem for some...

People who can get affected by depression and anxiety

People who can get affected by depression and anxiety

A mental disorder can be either inherited or developed due to unwanted circumstances, and the truth is, no one, neither young nor old, are safe. Thought there is no specific category of people who can get affected by these disorders, people who are most likely to get affected by depression, anxiety, OCD and insomnia fall...

Causes of depression and anxiety

Causes of depression and anxiety

The feelings of depression and constant anxiety are neither natural nor normal. They reflect a serious mental disorder which could be a result of a number of hidden causes. They are as follows: Inherited traits Mental disorders can be inherited if they run in family and this increases your risk of suffering from the same....

Symptoms of depression and anxiety

Symptoms of depression and anxiety

Individuals suffering from mental disorders such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and OCD face a number of similar symptoms. The main and most common symptom is the inability to carry out one’s daily functions of work, eating, sleeping and other activities effectively, as they often feel demotivated, lack energy and become disinterested in life in general....

What is Depression

What is Depression

A disease which causes severe disturbances in one’s feelings and behaviour, resulting in dysfunction and inability to carry out daily activities, can be termed as a mental disorder or illness. There are over 200 classified forms of mental disorders, among them, the most common disorders are namely depression, anxiety, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and insomnia....

People who can get affected with Allergic Rhinitis

People who can get affected with Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis takes place when you develop an allergic reaction. The allergic reactions can be triggered due to various types of allergen that includes dust, pests, pollen grains, smoke or perfume. It can occur among all age groups that includes both men and women, particularly those before the age of 30. The chances of getting...

Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis

Symptoms of Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis is a state of inflammation in your nose that occurs when the immunity system is loaded with too much of allergens. The most common form of allergens include dust, pollen grains, cockroaches, smoke from the cigarette, pests and perfume. Though these allergens are harmless but they can cause major irritation in your nasal...

Causes of Allergic Rhinitis

Causes of Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis takes place when your body develops any kind of allergic reaction. These allergic reactions are triggered due to various types of allergen that include dust, pests, pollen grains, smoke or perfume. Once these allergens enter your body, they make the body release certain chemicals that make you allergic. The chances of getting affected...

What Is Allergic Rhinitis

What Is Allergic Rhinitis

Allergic Rhinitis or nasal allergy is commonly referred as hay fever. It results in a type of inflammation in your nose that occurs when the immunity system has absorbed too much of allergens. Some of the most common forms of allergens include dust, pollen grains, cockroaches, cigarette smoke, pests and perfume. Though these allergens are...

Causes of Bed-Wetting

Causes of Bed-Wetting

Deep in their sleep an individual hardly realizes the awkwardness that might be caused the next morning. It’s their body’s uncontrollable response due to certain reasons. Most likely, a child wets the bed for one or more reasons, such as: Delayed growth. Children whose nervous system is still forming may not be able to know...

What is Bed-Wetting?

What is Bed-Wetting?

Bed Wetting In Children Bed-wetting, scientifically known as Nocturnal Enuresis refers to an involuntary urination specially during night time. It is a very common issue specially among kids and in some cases can continue till teen age. Simply speaking bed-wetting is urination during sleep. Every child is different and each child learns bladder control at...

Symptoms of Arthritis

Symptoms of Arthritis

Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make...

Causes of Arthritis

Causes of Arthritis

It is not possible to consider only one single cause for all types of Arthritis. The cause in any given case varies according to the type or form of arthritis. Below are the potential causes for arthritis: Abnormal metabolism – leading to gout and pseudogout Genetic – such as in osteoarthritis Injury – leading to...

What Is Arthritis?

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis is a joint disorder which leads to the inflammation of one or more joints characterized by pain and stiffness. It causes difficulty in movement. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet. The joint functions to move the body parts connected by its bones. Arthritis literally means inflammation of...

People who are affected by menstrual problems

People who are affected by menstrual problems

There might not be any recognizable cause of your painful menstrual periods. However, there are certain factors which can put a woman at an increased risk for suffering from painful menstrual periods. The risk factors are as follows: Women who are have not yet attained 20 years of age. Women who have a family history...

Symptoms of PMS

Symptoms of PMS

PMS often includes both physical and emotional symptoms, such as: • Acne. • Swollen or tender breasts. • Feeling tired. • Trouble sleeping. • Upset stomach, bloating, constipation, or diarrhea. • Headache or backache. • Appetite changes or food cravings. • Joint or muscle pain. • Trouble with concentration or memory. • Tension, irritability, mood...

Causes of Menstrual Problems

Causes of Menstrual Problems

The exact cause of PMS has not been fully understood. During your menstrual cycle, levels of hormones such as oestrogen and progesterone rise and fall. Hormone fluctuations are thought to be the biggest contributing factor to many of the symptoms of PMS. The varying hormone levels may affect some women more than others. Chemical changes...

Menstrual Problems

Menstrual Problems

The menstrual cycle is the monthly series of fluctuations a woman’s body goes through in prepare her body for future pregnancy. Menstruation is a monthly occurrence for women in which the body sheds the lining of the uterus (womb), which is then passed through a small opening in the cervix and out through the vaginal...

People who are at risk

People who are at risk

Menopause is unavoidable; every  woman is bound to face it at a certain point of time in her life. Majority of women experience the symptoms of menopause while they are still menstruating, and are in their late 40’s or their early 50’s. This process is known as perimenopause. It generally begins around two to ten years before the actual onset...

What are the causes for Menopauses?

What are the causes for Menopauses?

Menopause occurs due to a complex series of hormonal changes. Associated with the menopause is a decline in the number of functioning eggs within the ovaries. At the time of birth, most females have about 1 to 3 million eggs, which are gradually lost throughout a woman’s life. By the time of a girl’s first...

Symptoms of Menopause

Symptoms of Menopause

Menopause is a period during which a woman’s reproductive capacity ends. Prior to the actual menopause, a woman may experience irregular periods and irregular episodes of vaginal bleeding. After menopause, symptoms can occur due to lowering of estrogen levels in the body. Not every woman will experience all the symptoms of menopause, and symptoms vary...

People who can get affected with Sinusitis

People who can get affected with Sinusitis

Sinusitis is an inflammation of sinus. It often arises due to tooth pain, cold, fever, fatigue or congestion in the nasal membrane. Here are certain types of people who can affected with Sinusitis: • People who are exposed to severe pollutants • People who are constantly suffering from a certain kind of allergy like cold...

Symptoms of Sinusitis

Symptoms of Sinusitis

Often people are unable to comprehend whether they have sinusitis issues or not. In case you are one of them, then listed below are some of the symptoms to watch out for:  When you discharge thick, discoloured substance from the back of your throat or nose.  When you feel uncomfortable while breathing or experience some...

Causes of Sinusitis

Causes of Sinusitis

Sinusitis can occur due to various reasons. It could be acute, subacute, chronic or recurrent. It usually starts with inflammation triggered by cold, allergy attack or irritant. Listed below are some of the causes that lead to sinusitis: Allergies – One of the most common causes that trigger sinusitis is an allergy. From fever to...

What is sinusitis?

What is sinusitis?

Sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones around the area of the nose. When these sinuses get blocked due to the formation of bacteria or mucus, they get inflamed and cause infection and pain. This pain refers to sinusitis. It usually starts with inflammation triggered by cold, allergy attack or irritant. One may also...

People who can get affected by hyperactivity

People who can get affected by hyperactivity

Hyperactivity is a prolonged behavioural disorder, which affects young, pre-school and school going children. Children are more likely to inherit the disorder through a parent or relative and boys are three times more likely to suffer from hyperactivity, compared to girls. Majority of boys suffer from an impulsive hyperactivity disorder, which is easier to spot....

Causes of hyperactivity

Causes of hyperactivity

Our genes and lifestyles have a huge impact on our lives. Therefore, if not properly managed they can have a negative effect on our mental well-being.  Here are the main causes of hyperactivity in children. Genetics A child is more likely to be born with hyperactivity, if it runs in the family. Also, boys are...

Symptoms of hyperactivity

Symptoms of hyperactivity

It your child is extremely talkative, mischievous or energetic, it does not necessarily mean that they are suffering from a hyperactivity disorder. Hyperactivity is a prolonged disorder, which has 3 distinct types and each type is characterised by specific symptoms. They are as follows: Inattentive: A child suffering from inattentive hyperactivity is not overly active,...

Hyperactive child

Hyperactive child

Hyperactivity, generally known as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), is a common medical behavioural disorder, generally found amongst school going children, which disturbs the normal functioning of the child’s brain and negatively affects their social and academic abilities. Though most young children are often difficult to handle, if you’re child’s behaviour is causing a problem...

Symptoms of Urticaria

Symptoms of Urticaria

Symptoms of Urticaria are as follows: Blanching since the area turns white when pressed hard Raised red itchy bumps Changes the shape and size of the affected area

Causes of Urticaria

Causes of Urticaria

The causes of Urticaria could be due to various reasons, mainly: Due to allergic reactions from drugs or medicines Due to various foods that you might be allergic to Due to extreme cold, damp or hot temperature Due to too much exposure to sun or water

What is Urticaria?

What is Urticaria?

Urticaria also known as hives consists of raised red or white patches on skin. It is usually itchy, painful and causes a burning sensation. It also leads to swelling of various body parts like hands and feet, and affects nearly 20% of people in their lifetime.

People who can get affected by Ulcers

People who can get affected by Ulcers

Ulcers are common among both children, as well as adults. However, there are a number of factors which can increase one’s risk of developing this painful health disorder. They are as follows: Individuals who have congestion in their digestive system. Individuals who consume strong medicines. Individuals who drink excessive amounts of alcohol. Individuals who indulge...

Symptoms of Ulcers

Symptoms of Ulcers

Ulcers are a serious health issue which display a variety of symptom as well as types. The types of ulcers are as follows: Peptic ulcers Develop in the lining of the stomach. Cause pain in the abdomen area. Gastric ulcers Develop inside the stomach. Cause a dull pain in the abdominal region. Cause indigestion, heartburn...

Causes of Ulcers

Causes of Ulcers

There are a number of factors which can aggravate and lead to the development of this health issues. The major causes of the formation of ulcers are as follows: Bacteria An overgrowth of Helicobacter pylori bacterium is the main reason of ulcer formation. This bacterium is an infection, caused due to the intake of cigarette...

What are Ulcers

What are Ulcers

Ulcers are painful open sores or wounds, which generally appear on inside the mouth, inside the lining of the stomach or the upper part of the small intestine. Also known as peptic or gastric ulcers, can commonly be the result of an excess consumption of spicy foods, alcohol, drugs, cigarette smoke, or even stress. However,...

People who can get affected with Tonsillitis

People who can get affected with Tonsillitis

People who come in contact with those already suffering from tonsillitis are susceptible to this infection. Also, if you are exposed to germs and innumerable bacteria and virus, then you are sure to get affected with the infection in your tonsils. Tonsillitis is common among kids but those in their teens could also be affected...

Symptoms of Tonsillitis

Symptoms of Tonsillitis

Just like there different type of tonsillitis, similarly the symptoms for these are also of varied nature. These symptoms include: Sore throat Fever Difficulty in swallowing Swollen jaw and neck Earaches or headaches

Causes of Tonsillitis

Causes of Tonsillitis

The main function of tonsils is to fight off all the bacteria and virus that enter our body through the mouth. However, your tonsils are susceptible to infection. These infections could be caused due to: Epstein- Barr virus could be one of the reasons for tonsillitis. It also causes mononucleosis. When you are vulnerable to...

What is Tonsillitis?

What is Tonsillitis?

Tonsillitis refers to the infection in the tonsils. These tonsils are two lymph nodes located on each side of the back of the throat. This infection is contagious and is generally caused by certain bacteria and virus. This is common among kids specially those who are in their teens. Tonsillitis is easily diagnosed and can...

Symptoms of low immunity

Symptoms of low immunity

Here’s how you will know that your child has low immunity: If your child suffers from cold quite often and contracts it very easily. If your child suffers from more than two cold bouts in a year. If any chronic infection is troubling your child. If your child suffers from regular feeling of fatigue. If...

Causes of low immunity

Causes of low immunity

Some of the primary causes of low immunity among children include: Improper nutrient intake Irregular food habits Children who are born with immunity deficiency Children with primary immunodeficiency disorders High stress owing to education and peer pressure Improper sleeping routine Poor study-play balance

What is immunity?

What is immunity?

Our immune system is like the defense force of the body, which protects it from external toxins, chemicals, bacteria, and viruses as well as fights back and protects us from any trouble that brews within. Immunity is the resistance power of your body that helps your body fight against numerous infections or pathogens.   Do...

People affected by PCOD

People affected by PCOD

As per recent stats, PCOD affects around 5-10% of the age 18-45. Here are some of the people who are at high risk of getting PCOD: If PCOD runs in your family, which means either your mother or sister has this health condition, it makes you vulnerable to PCOD. If you are generally overweight, you...

Symptoms of PCOD

Symptoms of PCOD

 Symptoms of PCOD typically start soon after a woman begins to menstruate. The type and severity of symptoms varies from person to person. The most common symptom of PCOD is irregular menstrual periods. The severity of PCOD symptoms appears to be largely determined by factors such as obesity. Since PCOD is marked by a decrease...

Causes of PCOD

Causes of PCOD

Excess insulin: Insulin is the hormone produced in the pancreas that allows cells to use sugar (glucose) — your body’s primary energy supply. If you have insulin resistance, your ability to use insulin effectively is impaired and your pancreas has to secrete more insulin to make glucose available to cells. Excess insulin might also affect...

What is PCOD?

What is PCOD?

PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease) is one of the commonest causes of infertility. It can cause problems with a women’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance. Patients have multiple small cysts in their ovaries that occur when the regular changes of a normal menstrual cycle are disrupted. PCOD is associated with irregular menstrual cycle, abnormal...

Symptoms of Thyroid

Symptoms of Thyroid

Here are a few symptoms of Thyroid that you may experience: Fatigue Constipation Dry skin Weight gain Elevated blood cholesterol level

Causes of Thyroid

Causes of Thyroid

Listed below are some of the main causes of Thyroid: Deficiency of iodine Inappropriate THS Levels Stress Certain medication

What is Thyroid?

What is Thyroid?

Thyroid is a small gland at the base of the neck that produces thyroid hormones. These hormones control all the activities in your body. It regulates the protein synthesis, energy rate and your body’s response to other hormones. There are generally two types of thyroid: Hypothyroidism Hyperthyroidism

People who can be affected by Asthma

People who can be affected by Asthma

It’s a known fact that Asthma affects people of all ages. However, more often than not you get it during your childhood. Here’s a list of all the people who are at the risk of getting Asthma: Children who experience constant sound of wheezing while breathing or have respiratory infections are at highest possible risk...

Symptoms of Asthma

Symptoms of Asthma

Here are some common symptoms of Asthma: Coughing: One of the major symptoms of Asthma, coughing often worsens during the nights or early in the morning and makes it very difficult for you to sleep. Wheezing: Another common symptom of is wheezing, which is a whistling sound that you hear while breathing. Tightness in the...

Causes of Asthma

Causes of Asthma

Following factors can cause Asthma: One of the major causes of Asthma is the inherited tendency of a person to develop various allergies. This tendency is often referred to as atopy. If your parents suffer from Asthma. If you developed a few types of respiratory infections during your childhood. If you were in contact with...

What is Asthma?

What is Asthma?

Asthma refers to a chronic long-term lung disease that leads to inflammation and narrowing of the airways. A person suffering from Asthma goes through regular wheezing (just like whistling sound when one breathes), tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, and coughing. The coughing occurs often during nights or early in the morning. One must...

People who can be affected by Allergic Bronchitis

People who can be affected by Allergic Bronchitis

Allergic Bronchitis can happen to people of all ages, you could be suffering from Allergic Bronchitis: If you have been coughing a lot in the past few days You see blood traces when you cough You get regular bouts of fever You find the mucus too greenish when you spit You have been suffering from...

Symptoms of Allergic Bronchitis

Symptoms of Allergic Bronchitis

Here are some common symptoms of Allergic Bronchitis: Regular Coughing Regular sound of wheezing Feeling of fatigue or tiredness Feeling of chest pain or discomfort in that area You have a sore throat See a swelling in your lips Experiencing headaches Excess production of mucus

Causes of Allergic Bronchitis

Causes of Allergic Bronchitis

Following are common factors that can cause Allergic Bronchitis: Smoke coming out from the use of tobacco products Environmental pollution Presence of various allergens that include pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, or food substances Various chemicals present in different products we use Allergies to certain medicines or medicinal ingredients we use Physical exercise can be...

What is Allergic Bronchitis?

What is Allergic Bronchitis?

Allergic bronchitis is a condition where a person suffers from severe allergies, which lead to a bronchial immune system reaction. Bronchitis generally occurs when there is an inflammation of the windpipe and airways that happens within the lungs.  Allergic bronchitis will often attack you owing to seasonal allergies. Therefore, it is often a short-term condition.

People who can get affected with Warts

People who can get affected with Warts

Warts can affect people at any age, but they are very common among young people and children. It can even appear during old age, but there are generally harmless and non-contagious.

Symptoms of Warts

Symptoms of Warts

In case you feel you are being approached by warts, check out for these symptoms: The surface of your skin gets rough Black pinpoints which are small blood vessels. Flesh coloured grainy bumps

Causes of Warts

Causes of Warts

A virus called human papillomavirus is mainly the reason behind warts. The various reasons that can lead to warts are: If the water in the swimming pool is contaminated When your wet or damaged skin comes in contact with a rough surface, your skin might get affected with verrucas When you come directly in contact...

What are Warts?

What are Warts?

Warts are usually painless skin growth caused by a virus called human papillomavirus. While certain warts are itchy, there are some serious ones that can lead to cancer. Warts are of four types namely: Common warts- usually appear on hands and are quite common among children Plantar warts- found on the feet and can cause...

People who can get affected by Vitiligo

People who can get affected by Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a serious skin disorder which affects millions of men, women and even children of all ages and ethnicities worldwide. However, there are a few factors which can put one at a higher risk of developing this skin disorder. They are as follows: Individuals who have a blood relative who has vitiligo. Individuals who...

Who often suffers from Vitiligo

Who often suffers from Vitiligo

Vitiligo can start at any age, but most often appears before age 20. The disorder affects all races and both sexes equally, however, it is more noticeable in people with dark skin.

Causes of Vitiligo

Causes of Vitiligo

The cause is not known. Vitiligo may be an autoimmune disease. These diseases happen when your immune system mistakenly attacks some part of your own body. In vitiligo, the immune system may destroy the melanocytes in the skin. It is also possible that one or more genes may make a person more likely to get...

Symptoms of Vitiligo

Symptoms of Vitiligo

Normally, the color of hair, skin and eyes is determined by melanin. Vitiligo occurs when the cells that produce melanin die or stop functioning. Vitiligo signs include: Skin discoloration Premature whitening of the hair, eyelashes, eyebrows or beard (usually before age 35) Loss of color in the tissues that line the inside of your mouth...

What Is Vitiligo?

What Is Vitiligo?

It is a condition in which the pigment is lost from areas of the skin, causing whitish patches, often with no clear cause. It causes the loss of skin color in blotches. The extent and rate of color loss from vitiligo is unpredictable. It can affect the skin on any part of your body. It...

People who may suffer from Psoriasis

People who may suffer from Psoriasis

There is no specific category of people who can develop psoriasis, as anyone can develop this skin disorder at any point on their life. However, there are a few factors which can make one more prone and susceptible to this skin disorder, compared to others. There are as follows: Adults are more likely to develop...

Psoriasis Symptoms

Psoriasis Symptoms

It is not necessary for every individual who suffers from psoriasis, to experience the same kind of symptoms, as they can vary from person to person. However, there are a number of common symptoms which can be noticed if an individual is suffering from psoriasis. They are as follows. Raised, red inflamed skin usually on...

Psoriasis Causes

Psoriasis Causes

We are yet to know the exact cause of psoriasis. However, it’s believed that your immune system and genes may majorly contribute to the development of this skin disorder, as the condition can be inherited. The factors which can trigger and cause for psoriasis include: Genetics It is highly probable for an individual to develop...

What is Psoriasis?

What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a serious skin condition that produces plaques of thickened scaling skin. It is an extremely unpredictable, irritating and persistent skin disease, which can resurface at times. However, the good news is that it is noncontagious in nature. Psoriasis causes skin cells to multiply ten times faster than normal, therefore when the underlying skin...

People who can get affected by Lichen planus

People who can get affected by Lichen planus

Lichen planus is a serious skin disorder which can affect anyone, irrespective of age or gender. About 1 in 5,000 people develop lichen planus. However, there are certain factors which put one at a higher risk of developing this disease. They are as follows: Most cases occur in people over the age of 45, therefore...

People who suffer from Lichen planus

People who suffer from Lichen planus

About 1 in 5,000 people develop lichen planus. It occurs equally in men and women. Most cases occur in people over the age of 45. However, it can occur at any age. It is not an inherited disease. It is not an infection and the rash cannot be caught or passed on to others.

Symptoms of Lichen Planus

Symptoms of Lichen Planus

Lichen planus can affect several parts of one’s body, including the ears, wrists, back, genitals, vaginal area, scalp and even the mouth. Therefore, the signs and symptoms of this skin disorder may vary depending upon the areas of the body which are affected. However, typical noticeable signs and symptoms of lichen planus include the following:...

Causes for Lichen Planus

Causes for Lichen Planus

The exact cause of lichen planus is unknown. However, the condition isn’t infectious neither does it run in the family. Therefore, it can neither be inherited nor can it be passed on to other people. The exact causes which cause this skin disorder are unknown, however there are a number of other factors which can...

What is Lichen Planus?

What is Lichen Planus?

Lichen planus is a chronic, recurrent and itchy rash which has no apparent cure. It is caused due to inflammation in the skin and mucous membranes. It is characterised by small, flat topped polygonal lumps or bumps, which mainly grow together to form rough scaly plaques on the skin. These can appear on any part...

People who can get affected with Dermatitis

People who can get affected with Dermatitis

It is seen that people who get affected with Dermatitis have the tendency to develop other allergic conditions also like hay fever and asthma. It is quite common among children but people living in dry areas can also be affected by this disease.

Symptoms of Dermatitis

Symptoms of Dermatitis

Symptoms associated with allergic contact dermatitis include: Dry, scaly, flaky skin Skin that appears darkened or thick Skin that burns with or without sores Extreme itching Sun sensitivity

Causes of Dermatitis

Causes of Dermatitis

You can be affected with Dermatitis due to various reasons. Listed below are few causes that can lead to Dermatitis: Reaction of any kind of jewellery, perfume or chemicals in skincare products Reaction of a toxic material like bleaching powder, battery acid, cleaners etc. Reaction of sunlight on your skin specially when you apply sunscreen.

What is Dermatitis?

What is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis, also known as eczema, is an inflammation on skin that involves itchy rash or red and dry skin. Skin affected by dermatitis develops rashes caused by jewellery or soaps that makes you feel uncomfortable. It’s not contagious and can result into blisters or painful cracks if not treated properly. There are three types of...

People who can get affected with Acne

People who can get affected with Acne

Acne usually occurs when your lifestyle is not well managed. People who are on heavy dosage of medicines, constipated or suffering from PCOD could also get affected with acne.

Symptoms of Acne

Symptoms of Acne

The symptoms of Acne are most visible on areas with the most oil glands. These areas include chest, back, neck and face. Here are a few symptoms that could lead to Acne: Pus filled pimples Blackheads and whiteheads Raised nodules

Causes of Acne

Causes of Acne

The cause of acne is tough to comprehend. However, stress is one of the major factors that could make you prone to acne. Listed below are the various causes that could result into acne: When there is an increased production of hormones, your skin is forced to produce extra oil. This tends to make your...

What is Acne?

What is Acne?

Acne, medically known as acne vulgaris, is a skin issue where the tiny hair follicles get blocked by the oily secretion released from the oil glands. There are different types of acne like blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or deep bumps. The common age of an acne occurrence is 13 years, and it might get worse for...

People who get affected with Trichotillomania

People who get affected with Trichotillomania

Trichotillosis is a body-focused repetitive behaviour that can result into hair loss from any part of the body. This is more common among in females as compared to men. This particular disorder creates a strong desire in an individual to pull out their hair irrespective of their body parts. it is a chronic disease that...

Symptoms of Trichotillomania

Symptoms of Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a disorder which creates a sudden urge to pull out your hair from various parts of body which includes scalp and eyebrows. It leads to a kind of anxiety followed by a sense of satisfaction once you pull out the hair. This disorder could arise due to various reasons. These reasons could vary...

Causes of Trichotillomania

Causes of Trichotillomania

Trichotillosis is a body-focused repetitive behaviour that can result into hair loss from any part of the body. This is found more commonly in females as compared to men. This particular disorder creates a strong desire in an individual to pull out their hair irrespective of their body parts. it is a chronic disease that...

What is Trichotillomania?

What is Trichotillomania?

Trichotillomania also known as trichotillosis refers to an impulsive-control disorder where an individual feels an uncontrollably strong urge to pull their hair either from their scalp, eyebrows or other body parts. It can be witnessed among infants but the peak age at which it generally starts is from the age of 9-13 years. It is...

People affected by dandruff

People affected by dandruff

Dandruff refers to dry, white flakes of skin that you brush off your collar or shoulders. It is nothing but the shedding of dead skin cells from your scalp. Although it is harmless in nature, dandruff can be embarrassing and irritatingly itchy. It usually starts during young adulthood and continues through middle age. This doesn’t...

Symptoms of dandruff

Symptoms of dandruff

Research has shown that dandruff is a very common scalp disorder that affects a large chunk of population who have achieved the age of puberty, of any gender, and ethnicity. The main problem is that your skin cells grow and die too quickly. Symptoms of dandruff are very easy to spot for most teens and...

Causes of dandruff

Causes of dandruff

Dandruff can occur due to many causes. Here are some of the most common causes: Dry skin:Dry skin is one of the biggest and most common causes of dandruff formation. Seborrheic dermatitis: This could be another major cause for dandruff formation. Not cleaning:Scrubbing your often enough or not cleaning it all Shampooing your hair much...

What is Dandruff

What is Dandruff

Dandruff refers to dry, white flakes of skin that you brush off your collar or shoulders. It is nothing but the shedding of shedding of dead skin cells from your scalp. Although it is harmless in nature, dandruff can be embarrassing and irritatingly itchy. Research has shown that dandruff is a very common scalp disorder...

People who can get affected with Alopecia

People who can get affected with Alopecia

Alopecia is an auto immune hair disorder, which causes unpredictable patchy hair loss, and can be triggered at any given time, by a number of factors. Our approach helps strengthen your immunity system, and effectively treat this disorder by preventing further loss of hair and improving your natural hair growth. People who can get affected...

Symptoms of Alopecia

Symptoms of Alopecia

Alopecia cannot be regarded as a serious medical disorder. However, it does make a difference to a person’s confidence and personality.  Most of the times, it is also referred as spot baldness, and usually begins when clumps of hair fall out resulting into totally smooth, bald patch. A person can get affected with Alopecia due...

Causes of Alopecia

Causes of Alopecia

Alopecia also known as spot baldness usually begins when a bunch of hair strands start falling out thereby resulting into smooth, hairless patch. Alopecia cannot be cured but it can be treated. It is a highly unpredictable disease where the hair follicles become small and does not grow hair above the skin surface. It usually...

What is Alopecia?

What is Alopecia?

Alopecia refers to a type of hair loss where your hair follicles are attacked by the body’s immune system. Also known as spot baldness, alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that frequently begins with one or more circular patches on the scalp. It is an unpredictable illness where the hair follicles become small and does...

People affected with Female-pattern baldness

People affected with Female-pattern baldness

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) has emerged as the preferred term for androgenetic alopecia in females that is characterized by a reduction in hair growth over the frontal scalps and crown. Fewer than 45% of women go through life with a full head of hair. It is commonly seen in women who are ageing. The...

Symptoms of female-pattern baldness

Symptoms of female-pattern baldness

It is important to understand that female-pattern baldness is not a medical disorder. However, it might affect the self-esteem of the person and cause hesitation since the hair loss would be a permanent issue. There is no specific prevention for female-pattern baldness, but it is important to consult your primary medical advisor or dermatologist. Female...

Causes of female-pattern baldness

Causes of female-pattern baldness

Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) has emerged as the preferred term for androgenetic alopecia in females that is characterized by a reduction in hair growth over the frontal scalps and crown. Fewer than 45% of women go through life with a full head of hair. Female hair loss is one of the most common disorders...

What is Female-pattern baldness?

What is Female-pattern baldness?

Female pattern baldness refers to the thinning of hair due to reduction in the volume of hair or immense hair shedding. It generally occurs in women with androgenetic alopecia, or during post menopause when the level of hormones keeps fluctuating. When a person suffers from female-pattern baldness, the hair follicles shrink down over a period...

People affected by male pattern baldness

People affected by male pattern baldness

There are a number of factors, other than gender, which can lead to, as well as increase one’s risk of suffering from male pattern baldness. They are as follows: When you’re in your teens You could be more vulnerable to male pattern baldness while you are still in your teens. However, it is more common...

Symptoms of male pattern baldness

Symptoms of male pattern baldness

There are always a few warning signs that appear, before any the onset of any disorder or disease The same goes for male pattern baldness as well. So look out for these warning symptoms, they could help you recognise and treat the disorder as early as possible. It’s your hairline The typical pattern of male...

Causes of male pattern baldness

Causes of male pattern baldness

The factors which can lead to male pattern baldness are as follows: Genetics Genes can be one of the major causes of male pattern baldness. Moreover, studies have shown that male pattern baldness is linked to male sex hormones referred to as androgens. These androgens perform various functions, which include regulating hair growth. Weakening of...

What is male pattern baldness?

What is male pattern baldness?

Also referred to as male pattern hair loss (MPHL) or androgenic alopecia, one of the most common causes of hair loss, MPHL impacts up to 70% men and around 40% women at some point of time in their life. Men experience progressive hair loss at their temples and vertex, whereas women typically tend to see...

What to Eat and Avoid if you have Arthritis

What to Eat and Avoid if you have Arthritis

Nutrition is an effective way to work your way through arthritis. Here’s a list of foods that you can eat and avoid if you have diabetes – What to eat Eat fish Include fish in your diabetes diet plan, especially steamed, poached or fish curry. Fish oils contain anti-inflammatory agents. According to a study, moderate...

What Are Bladder Infections?

What Are Bladder Infections?

Bladder Infections, also known as Cystitis or Urinary Tract Infections, plague women more often than men. In fact, 50% of women are likely to be afflicted by this disease at some point of time in their lives. This is because of the structural makeup of the female urinary tract. Bacteria swim up the urethra (a...

Walk Your Way To Good Health During Arthritis

Walk Your Way To Good Health During Arthritis

Food helps, nutrition supports, but one thing you should always remember is that nothing works better than exercise during arthritis. Once you consume nutrient-dense foods, exercise will help your body to make optimal use of those nutritional values. The first step if you want to get back on your toes is to exercise. Moreover, if...

The Truth About Body Odour

The Truth About Body Odour

Everybody sweats, it’s only natural, but then why do some people stink? Most people wonder why they suffer from body odour despite maintaining utmost hygiene and bathing several times a day. In reality, sweat doesn’t smell. Tight clothing and humidity slow down evaporation and the sweat mixes with the bacteria thriving on the skin resulting...

The Perfect Drink For Dieters

The Perfect Drink For Dieters

If people going on diet are looking for the ideal low calorie drinks, they can go in for buttermilk, jaljeera, coconut water, any of the vegetable juices such as tomato, cucumber, or spinach, and of course, pure plain water. Crash dieting can also lead to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). This is a condition where the...

Smell Like A Fish?

Smell Like A Fish?

Believe it or not, but some people actually stink like a fish. This could probably be because of over-consumption of non-vegetarian foods in your diet. Animal proteins are rich in choline and some people are deficient in an enzyme, which metabolizes choline, giving the person a fish-like odour. Such people should eliminate all foods containing...

Nutrients That Help During Arthritis

Nutrients That Help During Arthritis

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate are compounds that promote joint cartilage repair and alleviate the symptoms of arthritis. You can go for Marine lipids such as cod liver oil or salmon oil since they contain Omega-3 fatty acids. They possess anti-inflammatory properties and provide substantial amounts of vitamin D (required for bone growth and vitamin A)....

7 Natural Remedies For Bladder Infections

7 Natural Remedies For Bladder Infections

Soothing with cherries Eating a cup of cherries every two hours will help ease the burning sensation while passing urine. Garlic, the bacteria killer Garlic is a natural antibiotic. The allium content of garlic acts as an effective antifungal and antibacterial agent. Eating 4-5 cloves of raw garlic will help combat urinary infections. Finely chop...

Are You A Victim Of Dieting Disasters?

Are You A Victim Of Dieting Disasters?

There are several reasons that give rise to dry itchy skin, especially when they follow fad diets. Itchy skin is a warning signal for multi-nutrient deficiencies or it could be an indication of adult onset diabetes. It is also seen in hypothyroid patients, especially in winter. An iron, B-complex, or EFA deficiency could be the...

Here’s Something About Arthritis

Here’s Something About Arthritis

Arthritis is a rheumatic disease that plagues most people beyond the age of fifty. Arthritis can be really difficult to live with, as the pain is so unbearable, it practically immobilizes the person. Literally speaking, arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. It refers to a number of disorders...

H2O-The Zero Calorie Drink

H2O-The Zero Calorie Drink

One of the most economical and highly accessible slimming agents comes from nature in the form of fresh and pure water. This zero calorie drink is loaded with innumerable boons. Weight loss benefits of water  When consumed with high fiber foods, it makes the fiber swell giving the dieter a feeling of fullness, and stops...

Does Diet Help Those With Arthritis?

Does Diet Help Those With Arthritis?

There are answers for arthritis in ancient folk medicine mostly revolving around diet. New medical discoveries now prove that some foods aggravate inflammation while others alleviate it. In some cases, eliminating certain foods has known to bring about some relief. However, in most cases, arthritis may be inherited and not really connected to diet. However,...

Dieting Disasters Lead To Sagging Skin

Dieting Disasters Lead To Sagging Skin

One of the worst consequences incorrect dieting can bring about is sagging skin. Most women in their twenties and thirties have enough skin elasticity and hence, they rarely face this problem. However, post fifty, a lot of women experience sagging skin after a quick weight loss programme. This can certainly be avoided by taking vitamin,...

Alcohol And Dieting

Alcohol And Dieting

Did you know that one regular peg or two ounces of gin, vodka, rum, or scotch contains about 150 calories? Even a four-ounce-glass of port wine is about 170 calories. Alcohol increases the secretion of hydrochloric acid and gastric juices in the stomach stimulating our appetite. It also strips the body of vital nutrients such...

5 Problems Owing To Dieting Disasters

5 Problems Owing To Dieting Disasters

Leg cramps A calcium deficiency along with low potassium levels may lead to leg cramps. Supplementing these minerals along with vitamin E may help us get rid of leg cramps. Insomnia Can sometimes be a result of hunger. A lot of dieters tend to eat less at dinnertime. Another likely cause of insomnia is exercising...

8 Health Benefits Of Tomatoes

8 Health Benefits Of Tomatoes

Tomato is an excellent and readily available health choice. Have it as a fruit/salad, or chop it and make it a part of your vegetable recipe, or just grind it into a paste and prepare soup or gravy. This sweet and tangy little vegetable, not only has an attractive red appearance but also is loaded...

Four Great Home Remedies For Dry Lips

Four Great Home Remedies For Dry Lips

Dry lips are constantly chapped and sore. They keep peeling off and crack easily. Contributing factors majorly include weather, dehydration and smoking. This can lead to a painful condition if left untreated. Here are 4 simple home remedies to best treat dry lips. Sugar + honey Sugar exfoliates dead skin cells and honey will make...

6 Simple Tips For Daily Detox

6 Simple Tips For Daily Detox

A mini detox can make a big difference in how you feel in the following weeks. Not only will you lose weight but will also reduce the extra water weight. Doing a quick cleanse will also rejuvenate your energy levels, improve your concentration and reduce our skin concerns. The thought behind this cleanse diet is to give your body a much-needed...

Powerful Health Benefits of Turmeric

Powerful Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric is a quintessential ingredient in every Indian kitchen. Apart from adding flavor to food, there are numerous health benefits of turmeric, including weight loss. In fact, it is the primary and commonly added spice in most Indian dishes. A pinch of this yellow-colored spice, not only enhances the taste of the food but also...

Weight Gain Foods for Men

Weight Gain Foods for Men

Strangely, just like weight loss, people do struggle to gain a few pounds as well. It has been medically proven that being underweight too can cause severe health problems. Usually, people tend to think that following a weight gain food plan will work. However, it requires the same amount of control and willpower as one would...

Healthy Tips For Glowing Skin

Healthy Tips For Glowing Skin

Every girl dreams of having smooth, flawless skin and tries different beauty products available in the market. These products may give quick results but contain harsh chemicals that are not good for your skin. There are several natural home remedies for getting glowing skin. It is better to choose natural solutions, which Mother Nature has...

Tips To Solve Acne Problem

Tips To Solve Acne Problem

Every woman wishes to have clear, blemish-free skin. However, the problem of acne may cause blemishes on the skin. Every woman wants to know how to get rid of acne. However, there is no fixed treatment or method that can help one instantly get rid of the problem. If one finds out the specific cause...

Daily Detox Tips For Women To Lose Weight

Daily Detox Tips For Women To Lose Weight

Detoxification is your body’s best friend when it comes to weight loss! It will clean your system and prevent sickness. The best thing about a detox diet is that in addition to flushing toxins out your body and helping in weight loss, it will help you get that glowing skin that you’ve always dreamt of....

Tips for Dry Skin

Tips for Dry Skin

Whether you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin it is important to take care of it. Among all the different skin types, dry skin is probably the most difficult one to deal with. People with dry skin are more prone to developing wrinkles at an early age, and may also suffer from thyroid disorders and...

Tips To Manage Dry Hair

Tips To Manage Dry Hair

Dry hair is unmanageable. Most people experience the problem of dry and rough tresses, which also hampers their appearance. It is a common problem and occurs due to the frequent use of harsh shampoos, hair straightening devices, perms, blow dryers, pollution, and water containing chlorine. That said, many of these factors are unavoidable. However, there...

13 Foods That Fight Hair Loss

13 Foods That Fight Hair Loss

Hair, refers to the thin structures, that grow out of the skin, particularly in a mass on the head. Our hair is important to our appearance, and an outward expression of our personal style. However, due to unhealthy eating habits, stressful lifestyles, dirt and pollution, it often gets dull, damaged and prone to breakage, owing...

Nutrient-Dense Food For Weight Loss

Nutrient-Dense Food For Weight Loss

Our body draws energy from the food we eat. Eating nutrient dense food supplies our body with energy to carry out daily activities, and also aids weight loss. Excess sugar gets stored in the liver in the form of glycogen for future requirements. We reap what we sow, similarly, what we put into our mouth...

What Are Varicose Veins?

What Are Varicose Veins?

Most women are likely to develop small and ropy varicose veins at some point in their lives. This often makes them self-conscious about how their legs look, to an extent that they force themselves to spend their entire summer clad in long pants and stockings. It is not easy for them to bare their legs...

Spice It Up For A Glowing Skin

Spice It Up For A Glowing Skin

We all have to pay the price of living rushed and interesting lives. Your body gets diseased and your skin gets wrinkled if you don’t take care of it. Beautiful skin is an inside job. Have you ever seen an unhealthy person with a radiant glow? Your skin may appreciate some creams, gels and lotions....

Causes Of Skin Wrinkles

Causes Of Skin Wrinkles

It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. However, if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face. When skin loses elasticity: Wrinkles...

Superfoods For Weight Loss Post Pregnancy

Superfoods For Weight Loss Post Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most important phases of every women’s life. You would have taken very good care to ensure that you get the right food with right nutrients while you were pregnant. You would have put on a lot of weight during your pregnancy. After your child’s delivery, it is time for you...

Skin Problems

Skin Problems

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...

Treatment Of PCOS

Treatment Of PCOS

Suffering from PCOS? Whether you are suffering from PCOS or know someone who is suffering from this, then this article could be of great benefit to you. PCOD brings along a lot of health inconvenience for women and this leads to experimenting a lot of treatments on their health. The usually resort to those treatments...

Insulin And PCOD – What’s The Link?

Insulin And PCOD – What’s The Link?

Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the beta cells, which are cells that are scattered throughout the pancreas. The insulin produced is released into the bloodstream and travels throughout the body. Insulin is an important hormone that has many actions within the body. Insulin also is important in regulating the cells of the...

5 Foods That Reduce Belly Fat

5 Foods That Reduce Belly Fat

Belly fat refers to the accumulation of fat around your midsection. It is unappealing, undesirable and could also be a sign of obesity. However, adding the right foods to your diet might help. Here are 5 foods which help to reduce belly fat. Ginger Ginger root can be an excellent weight loss aid and is...

5 Tips For Healthy Hair

5 Tips For Healthy Hair

Healthy and beautiful hair is something every woman wants. But sadly excess pollution, unhealthy diets, and our hectic lifestyles leave our hair dull, damaged, and lifeless. But beautiful hair is not out of your reach. Try our easy home remedies and fall in love with your hair all over again! Fancy Fenugreek Fenugreek works effectively to...

Sugar and Diabetes

Sugar and Diabetes

Really, how can something that tastes so good, be so bad for our body? The idea that the consumption of sugar can have serious consequences on our body is simply indigestible, isn’t it? The bitter truth about sugar is that our human body was never designed to handle the atrocities of sugar. Sugar strains the organs...

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

Managing Type 2 Diabetes

The most common cause of type 2 diabetes is eating too much of the wrong kind of carbohydrates. This is a path to self-destruction, eventually leading to high blood pressure, high triglyceride, and low HDL (good cholesterol). Other reasons include a genetic predisposition to the disease, stress, and a decrease in physical activity. Effective tips...

Best Nutrients to Manage High Blood Pressure

Best Nutrients to Manage High Blood Pressure

When it comes to natural home remedies for high blood pressure, there are many options available, including ones related to diet, exercise, and other lifestyle factors. There are also several supplements that safely and effectively lower blood pressure naturally. Here are some of them that we highly recommend. Potassium Potassium has high blood pressure lowering...

Importance of a Diabetes Diet Plan

Importance of a Diabetes Diet Plan

Having diabetes doesn’t mean that you have to start eating special foods or follow a complicated diabetes diet plan. For most people, a diabetes diet simply translates into eating a variety of low cal but nutrient dense foods in moderate amounts and adhering to regular mealtimes. The Right Food Plan The right diabetes meal plan...

Manage High Blood Pressure Naturally

Manage High Blood Pressure Naturally

As the first step, stop whipping your body with stimulants such as coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Along with managing stress and losing weight, one needs to follow dietary corrections comprising foods that help keep your blood pressure in check. Manage High Blood Pressure Eat more fruits and vegetables Fruits concentrated with potassium, vitamin C, sodium,...

Diabetic Diet & Foods. Do’s and Don’ts

Diabetic Diet & Foods. Do’s and Don’ts

Diabetes mellitus is an acute metabolic disorder wherein the body is unable to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into usable energy. Most of the foods you eat are normally converted into a kind of sugar called glucose during the process of digestion. The bloodstream then transports this glucose throughout the body. The hormone, insulin, then converts glucose...

Excess Weight And Diabetes

Excess Weight And Diabetes

Owing to our unhealthy lifestyles, we tend to eat food more for its entertainment value rather than its nutrient value. In fact, the distance between food on the table and natural food is increasing by the minute. We need to keep in mind that food devoid of fiber tends to create more hunger, forcing us...

Weight Loss Through Coconut Water

Weight Loss Through Coconut Water

Coconut trees are truly nature’s gift. It is a wonder tree where each part of it is useful for the mankind. The fresh coconut water and the flesh inside the coconut gives a full feeling in your stomach and is a healthy drink to consume whenever you lack energy. There are several advantages, it does not...

Tips to diabetics who consume alcohol

Tips to diabetics who consume alcohol

Alcohol is everywhere – at family gatherings, festivals, social outings, business dinners, and of course parties. You may choose to indulge or abstain as per your choice but if you are a diabetic, you need to understand the effects of drinking alcohol on diabetes and its complications, before making a choice. So, if you are...

Effects of Smoking and Caffeine on Diabetes

Effects of Smoking and Caffeine on Diabetes

If you are a diabetic, you know that your body is unable to control blood sugar. So what do you do? You need to stay away from high glycemic index (simple carbohydrates) foods. Research has shown that smoking cigarette and consuming tobacco doubles the damage in diabetics by causing hardening of the arteries. Read more...

High Blood Pressure and Lifestyle

High Blood Pressure and Lifestyle

In ancient times, in the primitive cultures, high blood pressure was unknown. We have brought about this health issue upon ourselves owing to modern lifestyle. Modernization has given us refined foods such as sugar, maida, refined oils, eating out frequently, inactivity, stress, overeating, smoking, excess alcohol intake, irregular eating and sleeping patterns. All this leads...

High BP – the Silent Killer

High BP – the Silent Killer

The blood circulating in the blood vessels exerts a force on the wall of the vessel. If your arteries are narrow and rigid, there will be more pressure exerted on them by the pumping action of the heart. When the pressure is too high, it negatively impacts your health. High blood pressure can have symptoms...

Diabetes in children

Diabetes in children

The irony is that ‘late-onset diabetes’ or type 2 diabetes is occurring to children at 13 who are simply eating too much junk food. This can shorten life span but the most important thing that you must know is that it is totally preventable. The best time to act is now. It is interesting to...

Why Is Belly Fat Dangerous?

Why Is Belly Fat Dangerous?

If you have heard that belly fat is dangerous because it could lead to numerous health issues, you are absolutely right. The presence of excess belly fat is the biggest indication that you have visceral fat. Visceral fat is extremely dangerous and can affect your health even before you know it. Therefore, the best way...

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines For Diabetics

Alcohol Consumption Guidelines For Diabetics

Here are a few important alcohol consumption guidelines that could be very useful for diabetics: Drinks low in sugar Select drinks that are lower in total alcohol and sugar content. If you use mixers in your drinks, choose ones that are sugar free, such as diet soft drinks, club soda, lime juice, or plain water....

What Is Visceral Fat?

What Is Visceral Fat?

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....

6 Best Ways To Manage Acne

6 Best Ways To Manage Acne

Severe cases of acne may require medical supervision, but in mild cases, over-the-counter pimple creams work. However, what works best is a little bit of awareness and slight modifications to your lifestyle and diet. Watch your diet What you eat reflects on your skin. There is no conclusive study to prove it. But diet influences hormones, which...

Vitamin E To Boost Immunity

Vitamin E To Boost Immunity

The key defender against free radical attacks, vitamin E revs up the infection-fighting ability and body’s protective mechanisms against infection attacks. It prevents premature aging and clogging of arteries thereby arresting the progression of heart disease and stroke. Foods high in vitamin E are as follows: Almonds Peanuts Vegetable oils Cashew nuts However, it’s preferable...

Vitamins E & Vegetables For Managing Cholesterol

Vitamins E & Vegetables For Managing Cholesterol

To manage or lower the levels of cholesterol in your body, it is important to eat Vitamin-E rich foods. You can add almonds, dried apricots, cooked spinach, hazelnut, broccoli, pistachios, red bell peppers, green olives, and avocados in your cholesterol diet. Foods for Managing Cholesterol Garlic It is also well-known for managing cholesterol. So, you can add...

Lifestyle And Immunity

Lifestyle And Immunity

How you treat your body defines how healthy you are. Lack of rest, exercise and sleep compromise immune function and increase your susceptibility to ailments. Exercise Light to moderate exercises strengthens your body and keeps the illnesses away. Adequate sleep and rest are equally important. One must try and get at least eight hours of...

5 Ways To Get A Glowing Skin

5 Ways To Get A Glowing Skin

Does looking at that gorgeous woman in a commercial advertisement make you wish for a similar glowing skin? Of course, you would be wishing for that, but either due to hectic routine, improper sleep or unhealthy diet, your desire for getting a healthy skin has taken a back seat. Leave your worries behind and try these 5...

17 Ways To Prevent Getting Varicose Veins

17 Ways To Prevent Getting Varicose Veins

Arrest the causative factors before you allow varicose veins to make your legs their home. Some of these steps can prevent their appearance: If you are overweight, try to lose the weight. Sitting or standing in the same position increases susceptibility to varicose veins. So, move around at regular intervals to improve blood circulation. Practice...

How Fiber Curbs Cholesterol

How Fiber Curbs Cholesterol

One of the easiest ways to fight cholesterol is to increase the intake of soluble fibre. This can be found in abundance in plant foods, especially fresh, raw and unpeeled fruits and vegetables. Soggy, overcooked vegetables lose a lot of their fibre value. Fibrous foods Researchers consider pectin (found in apples) to be the best-known form of soluble fibre. Hence, apples...

9 Tips To Treat Skin Rashes

9 Tips To Treat Skin Rashes

The summer heat can cause many annoying skin problems, such as dry skin, boils etc. So here are 9 simple tips to treat skin rashes: Coconut oil Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties and helps soothe rash and treats inflamed skin. Water Drink a minimum of 8 to 10 glasses of water every day...

4 Home Remedies For Oily Skin

4 Home Remedies For Oily Skin

When the sebaceous glands in the skin produce excess sebum, it results in the accumulation of oil, thus making the skin oily. Oily skin can lead to other skin issues such as acne, skin irritation and blackheads. Try these easy home remedies to get rid of your oily skin permanently. Egg white + lime juice Lime juice...

Get Strong from Within

Get Strong from Within

One of the most important applications of good nutrition is that it keeps our immune system strong. Genetically all of us are born with a certain level of vitality or bio-energy. However, certain lifestyle and diet factors could lead our immunity to diminish, making us prone to sickness and ill health. However, one can enhance immunity naturally...

9 Tips To Prevent Premature Wrinkles

9 Tips To Prevent Premature Wrinkles

Sip up a vegetable juice Drink a glass of vegetable juice like carrot (1) + cucumber (1) + beetroot (1) or fruit juice like orange (1) + sweet lime (2) juice every day. These juices provide your body with antioxidants such as vitamin C & A and bioflavonoids, which help the body to fight against...

Subcutaneous, Good and Bad Fat

Subcutaneous, Good and Bad Fat

Subcutaneous fat is the fatty or adipose tissue present immediately under the layers of the skin. Subcutaneous means “under the skin.” It includes not only fatty tissues but also blood vessels, which provide the skin with oxygen, and nerves. Subcutaneous fat acts like a shock absorber, serving to cushion our skin against any trauma, and also stores energy, which the body utilizes during times of...

Homocysteine Diet

Homocysteine Diet

Homocysteine is an amino acid and breakdown product of protein metabolism that, when present in high concentrations, has been linked to an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. Have your vitamin B Vitamin B is very good to douse your homocysteine levels. Taking those three vitamins is the first step. You need to take...

8 Best Ways To Fight Those Ugly Varicose Veins

8 Best Ways To Fight Those Ugly Varicose Veins

To prevent and maintain varicose veins, you need to strengthen the walls of your veins. Since nothing can beat proper diet & exercise, below are some natural measures that can be easily employed. Simply try and follow the below-given points to get amazing results. Try to lose weight Many people have experienced a dramatic improvement...

Fish & Chickpeas For Cholesterol

Fish & Chickpeas For Cholesterol

High cholesterol and diet go hand in hand. If you consume a healthy diet high in fruits and vegetables, and low in junk food, your cholesterol levels should be under control. However, if you consume a diet high in junk food and low on healthy foods, you may soon fall victim to high cholesterol. Junk...

7 Common Culprits that Cause Acne

7 Common Culprits that Cause Acne

The exact cause of acne is not known, but androgens, oily skin, and heredity do play a big role in the development of acne. Here are a few common culprits that can cause acne: Heredity If both parents have a history of acne, their offspring might develop a tendency as well. Menstrual cycles Women experience...

4 Best Spices To Include In Your Diet To Improve Skin

4 Best Spices To Include In Your Diet To Improve Skin

Turmeric Using turmeric is a natural and inexpensive way to look after your skin. We know that it is applied on the arms and face of a bride before her marriage to make her skin soft and supple. Besides this, turmeric is one of the most commonly used spices in any Indian cuisine. It is...

6 Ways to Beat Warts

6 Ways to Beat Warts

Take vitamin supplements One of the most important nutrients to build the immune system is vitamin A. Taking vitamin A in supplemental form as well as natural form (carrot juice) helps by building up immune function. Moreover, one can get rid of most of the warts effectively. Cooked turnip greens and mustard greens, spinach, fresh...

Fiber It Up For Cholesterol

Fiber It Up For Cholesterol

Dietary fibre refers to the indigestible part of plant-based foods. These parts contain substances such as cellulose, pectin and lignin, which are resistant to the action of digestive enzymes. Types of Dietary Fibre Fibre is essential for aiding digestion, lowering high cholesterol levels and managing weight. Also, similar to cholesterol, which is found in the body...

What are Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)

What are Essential Fatty Acids (EFA)

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) are pivotal for the normal growth and development of our body. However, the fact is that makes them crucial is that the human body does not manufacture them. Thus, the only way to acquire them is through Health Total diet. The Essential Fatty Acids Two major classifications of EFA include Omega-6...

When Your Body Is Screaming For Attention

When Your Body Is Screaming For Attention

Does your stomach feel bloated all the time? Do you suffer from acidity and digestion?  After a late night, especially after drinking alcohol, do you wake up the next morning with a headache?  Do you also suffer from major sugar cravings, a low immunity?  Your tongue remains coated and you feel irritable all the time.  You come back from...

Olive Oil Health Benefits – Cholesterol-Friendly Olive

Olive Oil Health Benefits – Cholesterol-Friendly Olive

Cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance which is produced naturally by the human liver. Cholesterol is found in two types, mainly HDL (high-density lipoproteins) or good cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) or bad cholesterol. The primary functions of cholesterol include the production bile, hormones and vitamin D, which is required for the healthy functioning of the body. Thus,...

3 Main Culprits of Eczema

3 Main Culprits of Eczema

Here are three most common culprits that cause eczema: It’s in the genes Eczema is an allergic condition passed down from generation to generation. Nevertheless, as soon as signs of eczema occur, scan your diet for the offender that triggers the allergy. People suffering from eczema might also have experienced bouts of asthma or hay...

Cholesterol and Diet: What’s the Connection?

Cholesterol and Diet: What’s the Connection?

High cholesterol and diet go hand in hand. If you consume a healthy diet, high in fruits and vegetables and low in junk food, your cholesterol levels should be under control. However, if you consume a diet high in junk food and low on healthy food items, you may soon fall victim to high cholesterol....

10 Tips For Glowing Skin And Good Health

10 Tips For Glowing Skin And Good Health

We have all entered this world with a flawless complexion. Glowing skin is the hallmark of beauty. This article provides natural tips for getting a glowing skin. As we grow older our skin is bound to age but time is not your skins greatest enemy. Sun exposure, smoking, poor diet, environmental toxins, excess alcohol consumption,...

Diet Tips For PCOD

Diet Tips For PCOD

PCOD usually accompanies a lot of other health disorders. Most of the people suffering from PCOS tend to develop cysts in their ovaries and cause hormonal imbalance. It is usually androgens, the male hormones that increase in number and create a problem in women’s menstrual cycles. The normal ovulation cycle also gets disturbed and ovulation gets...

Preserve Your Immunity

Preserve Your Immunity

As you cross the age of 40, your immune functions start declining. If you are leading the life of regular Mumbaikar-rushing out to work in the morning, travelling the length of Mumbai; irregular meal timings, too many meals out, partying and eating restaurant meals, drinking and leading a sedentary life style-this information should be of...

Blood Clots And Our Heart

Blood Clots And Our Heart

One of the single greatest determinants of whether you will suffer a heart attack or a stroke is the way your blood clots. The viscosity of the blood, its stickiness and its tendency to form clots are important factors that can be averted to save you from a cardiovascular tragedy. Healing power of food At...

What Is Acidosis?

What Is 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. Testing for Acidosis Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after...

Soluble Fiber for Cholesterol

Soluble Fiber for Cholesterol

Dietary fiber refers to the roughage or indigestible portion of food derived from plants. Dietary fiber can be broken down into two main components, namely insoluble fiber, and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber, also known as bulking fiber is the one which does not dissolve in water. Instead, it absorbs water as it moves through the...

7 Things A Woman Who Suffers From PCOD Should Know

7 Things A Woman Who Suffers From PCOD Should Know

PCOS has become a common issue among women and the cases have just been increasing regularly. Most of the times, women suffering from PCOD tend to take their health and the issue very lightly. They fail to take into consideration how PCOD can affect them. To help you get a better understanding, our health experts have pointed...

Heartburn – Say No To Oily Foods

Heartburn – Say No To Oily Foods

Oily foods should be avoided since fried stuff triggers heartburn. Any high-fat milkshakes, cheese generously spread on bread, fried rice and biryanis should be avoided as well. Such foods delay gastric emptying as a result of which they stay longer in the stomach than low-fat foods. This results in them flowing up into the esophagus, which causes heartburn. Raw onions...

Boost Your Immunity The Natural Way

Boost Your Immunity The Natural Way

Do you ever wonder as to why you are the first one to be affected by the slightest change in weather or food binge at the local chaat stall and most of your friends seem to be doing fine? Our immunity is not only a result of good genetics, but a lot depends on stress,...

6 Top Reasons Leading to Varicose Veins

6 Top Reasons Leading to Varicose Veins

Heredity Heredity is one of the main risk factors for developing varicose veins, responsible for 80% of varicose vein disease. In fact, the risk of developing varicose veins doubles if both parents have the condition. Obesity Excess weight places undue pressure on your legs. This weakens the walls of your veins, causing them to lose...

Restoring pH Levels

Restoring pH Levels

Acidity is catabolic (breaks down) in nature. It is for this reason that it brings about chronic fatigue, low immunity, irritability, and mood swings.  Therefore, it is important to restore the pH levels in the body as continuing to have an acidic state would precipitate disease sooner or later.  The human body has self-healing powers. All...

Risks of Ignoring Cholesterol

Risks of Ignoring Cholesterol

High cholesterol generally does not have any particular symptoms. In most cases, the occurrence of emergency events such as a heart attack or stroke might be the only true symptom of high cholesterol, which might have accumulated over time. High cholesterol leads to the formation of plaque in our arteries and that is typically when...

5 Simple Lifestyle Modification Tips For PCOD

5 Simple Lifestyle Modification Tips For PCOD

An eating plan for PCOD should focus on regaining hormonal balance, while also helping with weight loss. Keeping this in mind, we at Health Total work on your health disorder through a personalised food plan, various essential herbs and vitamins. The treatment first determines the root cause of the problem, checking the medical and genetic background and lifestyle. The treatment is absolutely natural...

What To Eat If You Are Diabetic

What To Eat If You Are Diabetic

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...

Importance Of Diet For Acid-Alkali Balance

Importance Of Diet For Acid-Alkali Balance

Apart from stress levels, exercise and other aspects of lifestyle, your diet can profoundly influence this delicate acid-alkali balance. What to Eat, What to Avoid! Acidosis can be prevented by increasing intake of alkaline based foods. Some foods leave an acidic residue thus increasing the acidity of the blood. Here is a list of foods which lead to increased...

5 Simple Home Remedies for PCOS/PCOD

5 Simple Home Remedies for PCOS/PCOD

PCOS is a common health problem among women, which mostly occurs due to hormonal imbalances. Women with PCOS experience irregular periods and complications during pregnancy. While many turn to conventional medicine to manage PCOS symptoms, the best solution lies in simple, yet effective simple home remedies for PCOD. Indian Home Remedies for PCOS/PCOD Here are some simple Indian...

Don’t Let Your Heart Burn

Don’t Let Your Heart Burn

If your stomach is on fire and this spreads up to your throat, you can put it down to what you have eaten.  Yes, there are people who are naturally prone to heartburn but in most cases, it is not so. There is no deciding age and it is not limited to old age alone. Understanding Acidity Most...

Boost Immunity With Mushrooms

Boost Immunity With Mushrooms

The popularity of mushrooms has soared in recent times. From gourmet cuisines to home cooked meals, mushrooms are a much-revered food group. They are highly valued by Chinese for its medicinal properties. According to Chinese medicine, mushrooms contribute to increased immunity and promote conversion of cancer cells to normal cells. This is because they contain...

5 Simple Tips To Maintain Healthy Lifestyle During PCOD

5 Simple Tips To Maintain Healthy Lifestyle During PCOD

PCOD is one of the leading reasons for obesity, infertility and irregular menstrual cycles. Though women across the globe suffer from this disorder, treatment for each woman might vary. At Health Total, we design a treatment based on a woman’s specifications. These specifications refer to her body type, genetic functions, medical background and taste preference. Our...

What Is Perimenopause?

What Is Perimenopause?

Perimenopause or pre-menopause is a relatively new term coined in the last twenty years by the medical community to describe symptoms caused by normal hormonal fluctuations that occur as a woman moves closer to her menopause. These symptoms can be broad-ranging and diffuse and differ for every woman, causing a lot of confusion and anxiety....

Menopause Complications

Menopause Complications

After menopause, your risk of certain medical conditions increases. Examples include:  Heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease When your estrogen levels decline, your risk of cardiovascular disease increases. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women as well as in men. So, it’s important to get regular exercise, eat a healthy diet and...

4 Vitamins That Help You Fight PCOD

4 Vitamins That Help You Fight PCOD

PCOD/PCOS is a health disorder characterised by hormonal imbalance and unreasonable weight gain. Women who get diagnosed with this disorder have insulin resistance, that leads to a lack of ovulation and their inability to get pregnant. In such cases, it is important to keep a track of your lifestyle, as well as include essential nutrients and...

How to Increase HDL Cholesterol

How to Increase HDL Cholesterol

Despite the contrary belief that cholesterol is always the villain, our body needs it to function properly and carry out a number of important functions. Cholesterol is present naturally in the body in two types, namely LDL (low-density lipoproteins) and HDL (high-density lipoproteins). It is an essential fat which provides stability to every cell in...

pH Factor – The Key To Good Health

pH Factor – The Key To Good Health

The balance of acid and alkaline states in the body is an essential factor in the maintenance of good health. The pH factor indicates the acidity and alkalinity of the body. The acid-alkaline state is crucial to determine disease states and plays a vital role in body chemistry. It is this balance that affects whether or not we are...

Diabetic Food List: What to Eat & Avoid

Diabetic Food List: What to Eat & Avoid

If you’re already following a healthy and nutritious diet plan, congratulations! You’re on your way to leading a fitter and longer life. But if you have any health problems, such as diabetes, you must watch out for what you eat because diet plays an important role in managing your sugar levels. In this article, we...

Menopause And Weight Gain

Menopause And Weight Gain

If you are in the process of going through menopause, you might have been noticing a few extra pounds around your waist lately. Well, there is no need to worry because you are definitely not alone. One the most noticeable symptoms of menopause seems to be weight gain and a change in the overall shape...

Inflammation And Menopause

Inflammation And Menopause

Changing levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone have a role to play in age-related inflammation. We still don’t understand all the connections, but it appears that a decrease in estrogen corresponds with a rise in the cytokines interleukin-1 and interleukin-6. This changes the rate at which new bone is formed, a leading indicator of osteoporosis....

Why Is Chronic Inflammation On The Rise?

Why Is Chronic Inflammation On The Rise?

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...

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

A good digestive system enables good health. If we enjoy good digestion, the food we eat is absorbed and carried to its destination. However, at times, the food simply passes through the intestines without being digested, which make us feel uneasy and bloated. Many people are weighed down with annoying conditions such as nausea, bloating,...

Acidity And Related Health Disorders

Acidity And Related Health Disorders

Acidity refers to a condition in your stomach where the contents of gastric acid increase rapidly.  It mainly happens due to excess consumption of junk food, insufficient sleep or inactive lifestyle. Apart from headaches, vomiting, and nausea, here’s a list of five major health disorders that take place due to acidity. Peptic Ulcer It refers...

4 Top Foods To Include In Your Diet During PCOD

4 Top Foods To Include In Your Diet During PCOD

Foods are an essential part of our life. They can either better your health or lead you towards dangerous health disorders. Health Total understands the importance of a healthy diet and therefore works to give you a complete solution for various disorders. Here are top four foods advised by our health experts that are a must for...

Vitamin C For Stress

Vitamin C For Stress

There is more concentration of Vitamin C in the brain tissue than in any other tissue in the body. It is a powerful antioxidant. During stress, more of it is used up. Therefore, those under stress should consume anywhere between 500 to 1000 mg daily. Vitamin C They are rich in antioxidants and are an...

Stress And Digestion

Stress And Digestion

Suffering is disease and contentment is good health. This only points out the profound connection between our body and mind. Health is a biological equilibrium that exists within our bodies.  A person with a disturbed mind and soul cannot possess a healthy body. Health is a reflection of physical, mental, spiritual, and economic well-being. Stress...

Managing IBS Through Diet

Managing IBS Through Diet

We can begin by eliminating milk and milk products from our diet. Usually, people with IBS are found to be deficient in lactose, the enzyme that digests the sugar present in milk. Undigested lactose in the body gets fermented by the bacteria present in the gut, which causes bloating, pain, and cramps. We can gradually...

Lifestyle Changes and Digestion

Lifestyle Changes and Digestion

Many digestive problems such as indigestion and acidity 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...

Kitchen Spices For Gastric Problems

Kitchen Spices For Gastric Problems

If you have weak digestion, you need to watch the types of food you eat and also take liver tonics to detoxify your liver. Fennel seeds (saunf) is an excellent natural treatment for flatulence. It absorbs excess gas and reduces the feeling of pressure thus, prevents belching or passing of gas. Similarly, black pepper and...

Why Is Indigestion A Concern?

Why Is Indigestion A Concern?

There are many things today that challenge our digestive system. Mouth-watering delicacies dangling in attractive menus of top restaurants are more than enough to drag us towards them. However, food, edible colors, food chemicals, processing chemicals, additives, and preservatives served by these restaurants coupled with little or no exercise, working late, being sleepless, and facing...

Improve Digestion Naturally

Improve Digestion Naturally

The Sanskrit word Pachan (digestion) is the main requirement for enjoying good health. There are various factors influencing our digestion, the primary factor being the quality of foods and others being lifestyle and stress level. With the advent of ready to eat foods, highly processed and refined high fat foods, fatty snacking options digestion problem...

Foods That Cause Inflammation

Foods That Cause Inflammation

Foods have a role to play in the causing inflammation. Thus, it becomes very important to know the foods that cause inflammation. Know your foods Right from a bottle of unhealthy vegetable oil to most polyunsaturated vegetable oils such as: Safflower oil Sunflower oil Corn oil Peanut oil Soy oil All of them are high...

Good Stress Busting Options

Good Stress Busting Options

Green tea is particularly rich in polyphenols.  These are active agents against cancer, heart disease.  They protect the body against stress.  It would be worthwhile to switch to drinking green tea instead of regular black tea as black tea loses some of its antioxidant properties due to fermentation. Chamomile Tea is herbal tea that helps...

Causes Of Inflammation

Causes Of Inflammation

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...

Common Causes of Flatulence

Common Causes of Flatulence

Following are some of the most common causes of flatulence: Wipe-out of good bacteria Excessive flatulence, constipation, diarrhea, and other digestive problems can happen due to lack of good bacteria in the guts. This could be due to years of taking anti biotic, eating excessive amount of sugar and refined flour, eating cakes and pastries,...

Flatulence: Causes & How to Reduce It

Flatulence: Causes & How to Reduce It

The person, who does it, is too ashamed to admit, whereas other people around him are totally disgusted and wonder who has done it. It is that embarrassing feeling that no one would want to be put through especially in public. Usually, the symptoms of flatulence are painless, but sometimes it causes stomach cramps. Understanding...

Typical Type 2 Diabetes Diet

Typical Type 2 Diabetes Diet

Remember that Type 2 Diabetes is a nutrition-related problem and can lead to the development of several other health problems including heart disease. Therefore, controlling your diet could prove to be your best bet against diabetes. So get started to on a diabetic diet, based on your health goals, taste and lifestyle! To effectively manage your...

Manage Stress To Control High Blood Pressure

Manage Stress To Control High Blood Pressure

While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control most of them can control it with proper diet intake, weight loss, vitamin supplements, and stress management. Eating your way out of high blood pressure should be your number one choice for managing it. To keep heart attacks and strokes at bay,...

4 Simple Ways To Detoxify Your Body With Foods, Drinks & Vegetables

4 Simple Ways To Detoxify Your Body With Foods, Drinks & Vegetables

We humans have very little control over the problems that surround us. However, we can definitely rev up our machinery to tackle these problems better. We cannot relocate to the Himalayas to get away from these toxins, but we can definitely detoxify our body. The most effective way to clean your body of all those unwanted toxins...

5 Ways To Control High Blood Pressure

5 Ways To Control High Blood Pressure

Struggling with high blood pressure?  Not anymore. Here are 5 best ways to control your high blood pressure and enjoy a healthy life. Lose weight Obesity is one of the biggest risk factors for high blood pressure. Weight gain has serious implications and one of them is the rapid rise in your blood pressure. Bring down...

3 Top Supplements That Lower Blood Pressure

3 Top Supplements That Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure could be life threatening. There are various factors that could help you lower your blood pressure. These include eating a healthy diet, proper physical activities, a control in your sodium intake and maintaining a proper weight. Listed below are 3 top supplements that can help you lower your blood pressure level: Potassium Introduce potassium...

5 Tips To Stay Slim During A Festival

5 Tips To Stay Slim During A Festival

Festivals are loaded with joy and fun. However, they have a tendency of disturbing your diet schedules. Don’t have to worry. Here are few tips to enjoy the festivities without gaining much weight. Low fat, low sugar products Make use of ingredients such as low-fat milk, low sugar products, and other dairy products to make sweets and...

Is Your Blood Sugar Under Control If You’re Vegetarian?

Is Your Blood Sugar Under Control If You’re Vegetarian?

Think you’re safe from high blood pressure levels, just because you gorge on veggies instead of meat? Well, the bitter truth is, no one is ever safe! Not Necessary The major reason is that vegetarians tend to consume a lot more carbohydrates than the non-vegetarians. However, we must also note that non-vegetarians get a limited share...

8 Rules To Follow If You’re Genetically Prone To Diabetes

8 Rules To Follow If You’re Genetically Prone To Diabetes

If you are at the risk of inheriting diabetes, here are 8 simple rules that you should follow if you wish to ward off the deadly disease. Avoid High GI Foods Avoid maida, sugar, fruit juices, white rice, pasta, noodles, and chocolates. The foods contain GI (glycemic index) that can increase your sugar levels and make...

9 Ways To Beat The Hot Flashes Naturally During Menopause

9 Ways To Beat The Hot Flashes Naturally During Menopause

It is a sudden intense hot feeling in your body – you would know it if you had one. Hot flashes can be very uncomfortable, leaving you soaked in sweat and uneasy. Hot flashes are caused by hormonal fluctuations during perimenopause and menopause. Vitamin supplement Taking Vitamin E supplements (up to 800 I.U.) reduces the severity...

8 Simple Ways To Manage Menopause

8 Simple Ways To Manage Menopause

It may be difficult, but it is important to learn to accept weight gain during menopause is inevitable. During menopause, weight gain is regulated by your body and helps prepare you against osteoporosis and other illnesses. Instead of hating your new body, try to be more accepting of yourself. Focus on being healthy and active, not trying to...

8 Steps To Help Reduce or Prevent Effects of Menopause

8 Steps To Help Reduce or Prevent Effects of Menopause

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...

7 Lifestyle Choices To Reduce Hot Flushes During Menopause

7 Lifestyle Choices To Reduce Hot Flushes During Menopause

Here are 7 lifestyle choices that help reduce or prevent hot flushes that women experience during menopause: Dressing matters Dress in layers, so that you can remove clothes as needed. Wear natural fabrics such as cotton. Less stress helps Reduce stress with the help of relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises and yoga. Keep ice water...

5 Treatment Aspects For Menopausal Symptoms

5 Treatment Aspects For Menopausal Symptoms

Menopause cannot be stopped. After a certain age, every woman will achieve it. So, it’s better to treat the symptoms related to menopause so that you can have a relaxed lifestyle. Fatigue Why fatigue happens: Sporadic sleep is one of the most common problems we see during perimenopause and menopause. Hormonal balance depends on sufficient rest and optimal...

4 Simple Home Remedies For Menopause

4 Simple Home Remedies For Menopause

Here are 4 effective home remedies that can help prevent the effects of menopause symptoms: Soy for hot flashes & night sweats Soy has isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens (plant estrogens). Some studies have observed that soy may be effective in reducing menopausal symptoms. However, other studies have found no benefit. Only food forms of soy such as tofu...

3 Fat-Free Recipes For Fun-Filled Festive Eating

3 Fat-Free Recipes For Fun-Filled Festive Eating

There are instances when your sweet tooth craves for a treat but your brain warns of calorie overload, try these delectable low-cal sweets and desserts. These recipes will not hinder your weight loss routine. They allow you to enjoy special occasions by satisfying your sweet tooth! You can make these sugar-free recipes and add both sweetness and health to your...

6 Ways To Relieve Joint Pain Naturally

6 Ways To Relieve Joint Pain Naturally

Life is too short to have regrets. Don’t let joint pain stop you from doing the things you love. Here are 6 safe ways to get relief from joint pain. Our joints keep us running. However, due to unhealthy lifestyles, injuries, or old age, you may experience pain, stiffness or inflammation in them. This pain,...

6 Ways To Ease Joint Pain At Home

6 Ways To Ease Joint Pain At Home

Joint pain is characterised 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, if left...

6 Natural Remedies For Managing Joint Pain Symptoms

6 Natural Remedies For Managing Joint Pain Symptoms

Here are a few easy remedies that you can use at home to symptoms of manage joint pain: Ginger Tea Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, and had ½ teaspoon each ground ginger and ground turmeric. Reduce to a simmer and allow to cool for 10-15 minutes. Strain, add honey to taste and drink twice a...

5 Ways To Keep Gout At Bay

5 Ways To Keep Gout At Bay

Here are some effective ways in which you can manage gout and keep it at bay: The water therapy The first and the most primary advice comes from Hippocrates- ‘Drink more water’. Yes, water plays a significant role as it dilutes the urine, which helps in expelling the uric acid crystals and preventing their formation...

5 Tips To Avoid Knee Pain

5 Tips To Avoid Knee Pain

Knee pain is something that is never welcomed with a smiling face. However, do we really take proper measures to avoid this pain? Here are some quick tips to help you stay away from the woes. A Warm Bath On days when your legs feel too tired, just give yourself a warm bath. You could also...

5 Simple Home Remedies For Joint Pain

5 Simple Home Remedies For Joint Pain

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 home remedies for joint pain- Powerful Calcium Calcium is an essential element to cure a joint pain. Try and increase...

4 Ways Weight Loss Relieves You From Knee Pain

4 Ways Weight Loss Relieves You From Knee Pain

Those of you who are overweight and cannot walk due to knee joint pain, the best way to overcome it, is to lose weight. The obvious reason is that extra weight puts chronic stress on your knee joints, causing further wear and tear of the knee joints. However, as you age, the effect of wear...

4 Simple Home Remedies For Back Pain

4 Simple Home Remedies For Back Pain

Back pain can be managed effectively through the following home remedies: Ginger Cut thin slices of fresh ginger root and put them in a pan of boiling water. Simmer and boil it on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and strain it. Add honey and then drink...

7 Raw Vegetable Juices That Detoxify Your Body

7 Raw Vegetable Juices That Detoxify Your Body

Raw vegetable juices as well as fruit juices when taken daily ensure that the body gets its daily quota of building material. Most people suffer from low energy levels and drag themselves through the day without feeling alive and active. You will get an ample supply of antioxidants and bioflavonoids that will help boost immunity, delay...

5 Signs of Obesity

5 Signs of Obesity

Obesity is a condition in which a person’s body contains excess fat. A person is considered obese if his/her weighs 20% or more than the ideal body weight. Listed below are the 5 major signs of obesity that can pose a significant threat to your life. Weight Gain If you find yourself on the verge of gaining excess fat...

5 Simple Home Remedies For Managing Diabetes

5 Simple Home Remedies For Managing Diabetes

Once diagnosed with diabetes, many foods will turn into your mortal enemies. However, here are 5 diabetes-friendly foods you definitely don’t need to fear about while consuming them! Diabetes is one of the fastest growing lifestyle disorders that has become a major concern for the entire world, especially India, which is called the diabetes capital of...

5 Effects Of Diabetes On Your Body

5 Effects Of Diabetes On Your Body

Diabetes doesn’t only affect blood sugar levels, it can also adversely affect other parts of the body, damage vital organs and cause havoc in the system. Diabetes is diagnosed when your blood sugar levels are high. Since the same blood flows throughout your entire body, it’s likely to affect other parts of the body as well....

5 Main Causes Leading To Obesity

5 Main Causes Leading To Obesity

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...

Tips for Losing Weight After Pregnancy

Tips for Losing Weight After Pregnancy

Apart from making you one happy mommy, pregnancy is also going to make you plumpy! While every mum can swear that it is not a cake walk to lose weight rapidly after you have just delivered a baby, mothers who have had a C-section find it all the more challenging. Given the many do’s and don’ts suggested...

5 Things Pregnancy Does To Your Body

5 Things Pregnancy Does To Your Body

The joy of pregnancy for a woman is beyond expression. However, it is not just the joy that pregnancy gives a woman that is important, there are other key factors that you need to know. You need to pay attention to the health and body concerns that pregnancy brings into your life.  Here are 5...

5 Reasons To Detoxify Your Body For Improved Energy Levels

5 Reasons To Detoxify Your Body For Improved Energy Levels

What Is Detoxification? Detoxification means removing harmful or potentially damaging substances from our bodies, diet and our overall lifestyle. Detoxification is a process which is naturally done inside your body to flush out all the unwanted toxins out of your system. It is an essential function of the body, wherein it needs to be perpetually...

5 Simple Tips To Reduce Flatulence

5 Simple Tips To Reduce Flatulence

Flatulence or farting can be an embarrassment for all. It tends to affect our personal, social and work life. The reasons could be gas formation, intolerance to lactose, smoking and so forth. 5 Simple Ways To Get Rid of Flatulence Refrain from using food products such as milk, beans and cabbage, which do not suit...

5 Healthy Reasons To Avoid Diet Sodas

5 Healthy Reasons To Avoid Diet Sodas

Today, diet sodas seemed to have scored a permanent place on our grocery list. However, your favourite soda may be causing more harm than good to your body. Healthy juices and soups have been replaced by this sugary syrup. Its consumption has just been increasing with every passing day. However, your diet soda is only...

3 Key Elements That Make Up A Superfood

3 Key Elements That Make Up A Superfood

Not every healthy food is a superfood. Although no definition of a superfood, here are the 3 key health elements a food should possess to truly be one. Superfood is a very commonly used term today. However, what is it that something contains that makes it a superfood is an important question that you should ask....

If You Smoke, Follow These Tips To Keep Diabetes Away

If You Smoke, Follow These Tips To Keep Diabetes Away

Every time you puff on a cigarette, you’re increasing your chances of getting diabetes. Follow these 7 tips, to help lower your risk of getting diabetes. Quit Smoking The foremost thing a person is required to do to stay from diabetes is to quit smoking. The success rate for such a bold move is much higher...

Amazing Benefits of Vitamin C for Fighting Cold

Amazing Benefits of Vitamin C for Fighting Cold

Cough, wheeze, sniff and sneeze. No matter what the season, the common cold is a ubiquitous disease, plaguing the sinuses of millions! In trains, at work, on travel or at home, the common cold virus is constantly floating around. Ready to pounce upon anyone coming by. Did you know that there are around 200 varieties...

7 Ways Spinach Helps Manage Diabetes And BP

7 Ways Spinach Helps Manage Diabetes And BP

Spinach is an extremely rich in iron, vitamins and minerals; and are every diabetics superhero when it comes to managing blood sugar and BP levels. Diabetes Management Infused with antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid, spinach prevents oxidative stress-induced changes in diabetic patients. It is also known to increase insulin sensitivity and lower glucose levels. Cancer Prevention Green vegetables...

16 Ways To Energise Your Body

16 Ways To Energise Your Body

We need energy to work, walk, talk, eat and carry out our daily activities. But low energy levels can leave us feeling lethargic and weak. So don’t let your low energy stop you from doing the things you want. Here are 16 effective ways to energise and rejuvenate your body. Detoxify your Liver If you...

7 Foods For Better Diabetes Management

7 Foods For Better Diabetes Management

Nature is a natural and safe solution to all our health ailments. Ensure you include these foods into your diet, they’ll help you manage diabetes better. Bitter Gourd (karela) If you wish to keep blood sugar levels under control, drink a cup full of fresh bitter gourd (karela) juice first thing in the morning. Karela...

10 Foods To Fight Flu & Build Stronger Immune System

10 Foods To Fight Flu & Build Stronger Immune System

A change in weather indicates the start of cold and flu season, so nutrition plays a vital role in strengthening your immune system. Nutrition may not be able to eliminate the chances of contracting the flu, but there are foods to fight the flu and lessen the duration and severity of its symptoms. Eat Healthy...

5 Things Every Diabetic Person Should Know

5 Things Every Diabetic Person Should Know

If you suffer from diabetes or even high blood sugar, here are 5 proven ways to treat this health disorder. Goodness of Exercise Every diabetic patient should be aware of the benefits of exercise. No matter how tedious your day is, don’t forget to indulge in some physical activities. Monitor Your Blood Sugar It is very important for...

3 Ways Methi Seeds Help Manage Diabetes

3 Ways Methi Seeds Help Manage Diabetes

Methi seeds possess some of the most useful and unbelievable medicinal qualities. Include them in your daily diet to help manage diabetes better. Here are 3 reasons why methi seeds are an ideal food for diabetics. Rich in Fibre Methi has been used since ancient times for managing diabetes. It is rich in fibre and clinical tests show that...

5 Ways Spinach Helps You Boost Your Immunity

5 Ways Spinach Helps You Boost Your Immunity

Did you know why Popeye binged on spinach? Here are 5 amazing health benefits of eating spinach. Highly nutritious, spinach not only helps boost your immunity but also helps you become healthier. Rich in protein Spinach being rich in protein helps you build and repair body tissues. It is also quite effective in weight loss and speeds...

5 Health Issues Related To Obesity

5 Health Issues Related To Obesity

Obesity has now become one of the most common concerns for mankind. If not controlled at the right time, it may lead to a lot of other health issues which might pose a threat to your life. Diabetes It is often seen that people who are obese get affected by Type-II Diabetes. Obesity causes a person...

4 Ways To Fight Weight Gain While You Age

4 Ways To Fight Weight Gain While You Age

Although age brings you experience and wisdom, it also has the tendency to bring excess weight, health disorders, and a lot more into your life. Out of all these health disorders, weight gain could be a major concern for your health. This is simply because excess weight makes you vulnerable to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, increased risk...

5 Natural Ways To Boost Your Immunity

5 Natural Ways To Boost Your Immunity

Are you one of those who will get affected with the slightest of weather change? Here are some of the best ways to boost your immunity, especially if a cough, cold, and flu are frequent visitors: Go Garlic Garlic is known to have antimicrobial elements and works great as an immunity booster. Include it in your...

3 Things That Indicate Your Liver Needs A Wash

3 Things That Indicate Your Liver Needs A Wash

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 hypoglycemia. It stores glucose in the form of glycogen, vitamins A, D, and B, and minerals such as...

4 Amazing Herbs That Help Fight Cold

4 Amazing Herbs That Help Fight Cold

With amazing medicinal qualities, herbs are one of the best ways to fight a bout of cold. Here are 4 amazing herbs that help you fight a cold: Ginger Well known for its medicinal properties, Ginger is a hot favourite when it comes to curing a cold and coughs. It works like an expectorant and controls mucous...

9 Foods That Help You Keep BP At Bay

9 Foods That Help You Keep BP At Bay

Along with managing stress and losing weight, one has to follow a nutritious diet. There are a number of foods that help keep your blood pressure in check and there are some that raise it. Let’s take a look! Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Studies show that switching to a vegetarian diet has a magical effect on blood...

5 Types of People More Prone To High Blood Pressure Due To Stress

5 Types of People More Prone To High Blood Pressure Due To Stress

From among all the other factors, stress seems to be a prime culprit in precipitating high blood pressure. Although stress is universal, individual responses to stress are different. If you fall into the following categories you are more prone to develop hypertension. Workaholic If you are a highly work-oriented person who tends to operate under enormous pressure,...

3 Amazing Benefits Of Chicken Soup For Fighting A Cold

3 Amazing Benefits Of Chicken Soup For Fighting A Cold

Hot chicken soup is one of the best ways to fighting a cold. Here are 3 amazing benefits of chicken soup in fighting your cold away. This is a twelfth-century remedy, which was often recommended by eminent physicians. Moreover, chicken soup has been one of the most popular home remedies globally for fighting cold and...

Acidic Foods To Avoid To Control Acidity

Acidic Foods To Avoid To Control Acidity

Acidity has become quite a common problem faced by many of us. It is further aggravated by certain foods. Almost everyone seems to be affected with this health disorder that mainly arises due to lifestyle mismanagement. Here is a list of acidic foods that may also trigger acidity. Coffee If you are someone who consumes coffee...

Top 5 Signs That Indicate Acidity

Top 5 Signs That Indicate Acidity

Certain signs of acidity can be extremely tedious to bear. When the gastric glands of the stomach produce extra acid than the usual amount, it leads to acid reflux. Here are some signs that could point towards the fact that you could be suffering from acidity. Burning throat This is the first and one of the...

4 Things To Know About Testing Your pH Levels

4 Things To Know About Testing Your pH Levels

Your blood pH level plays a vital role in your overall health. In case your blood pH level is acidic, your cells cannot function properly. When the pH of the body fluids (blood, saliva and urine) goes down, acidosis sets in. An acidic pH promotes disease states in the body. Simple saliva and urine test In order to check your pH levels, one...

Home Remedies for Heartburn

Home Remedies for Heartburn

Heartburn is very common and unpleasant inconvenience faced by most of us. It is triggered when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. It can make you feel as though someone has lit a small bonfire in your chest, and it’s burning its way up to your neck. Home Remedies for Heartburn Here are 14 home remedies for heartburn: Water...

5 Weight Loss Friendly Foods To Reduce Belly Fat

5 Weight Loss Friendly Foods To Reduce Belly Fat

Want to reduce weight without starving? Simply include these 5 weight loss friendly foods in your diet to lose belly fat fast! Best weight loss friendly foods Lemon A dash of lemon each day can keep several health problems at bay. One of the best detoxifying weight loss friendly foods, lemon provides you with vitamin...

5 Most Common Nutritional Myths

5 Most Common Nutritional Myths

In today’s world of rumours and lies, even nutrition hasn’t been spared! Here are the five most common misleading nutritional myths, many of us fall prey to. More Proteins for More Muscles You do not need an extra dose of protein to get more muscles! Each one’s body is designed according to specific needs and...

Benefits Of Wheatgrass Juice For Natural Weight Loss

Benefits Of Wheatgrass Juice For Natural Weight Loss

Wheatgrass can be your one-way ticket to a healthier and slimmer you! The young grass of the common wheat plant is known as wheatgrass. This is edible as well as gluten-free. This young grass can be either juiced into a “wheatgrass shot,” or milled down into a fine green powder. The powder can be either...

Best Tips To Manage Constipation Naturally

Best Tips To Manage Constipation Naturally

Constipation can be very inconvenient and quite a hindrance to our daily routine. However, there are a number of yummy foods that can give you quick relief from that annoying constipation. Here’s what you should do if you suffer from constipation. Coconut water Coconut water is a good home remedy for treating constipation. Regular consumption of coconut...

5 Reasons To Eat Munaqqa To Control Constipation

5 Reasons To Eat Munaqqa To Control Constipation

Constipation is a common problem these days. This is mainly because of improper diet and lack of fiber in food. In case you are faced with persistent constipation issue try Munakka as a simple home remedy. Here are some of Munakka benefits: Highly Alkaline in Nature Commonly known as ‘Munaqqa’ in India, black raisins are...

4 Ways Spinach Helps Manage Your Acidity

4 Ways Spinach Helps Manage Your Acidity

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...

4 Ways Flaxseeds Help In Weight Loss

4 Ways Flaxseeds Help In Weight Loss

A great source of Omega 3 and fibre, flaxseeds play an important role in helping you lose weight. Here are 4 ways flaxseeds can help you shed those extra kilos. Boost Metabolism The most important component of flaxseeds is the lignan that helps you speed up your metabolism, which helps burn excess belly fat. It...

3 Ways Rosemary Helps Detoxify Your Liver

3 Ways Rosemary Helps Detoxify Your Liver

The liver is the washing machine of our body, a detoxifier that cleanses our body, helping us get rid of dangerous toxins. Liver detox can help to improve its functioning. Rosmarinus officinalis, commonly known as rosemary, is derived from the Latin words ‘ros’ (dew) and ‘marinus’ (sea), meaning ‘dew of the sea’. A powerful herb...

15 Cool Cucumber Benefits for Skin, Hair & Overall Health

15 Cool Cucumber Benefits for Skin, Hair & Overall Health

Cucumbers are widely used in spas for skincare because they are antioxidant rich, provide soothing effect against skin allergies and rashes, prevent constipation and cleanse toxins and waste from the body. So, cucumbers can do more than just helping you get rid of dark circles! Cucumis sativus, commonly known as a cucumber, is a culinary...

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Almonds

5 Amazing Health Benefits of Almonds

Apart from boosting your memory, almond can provide us with many more benefits. Here are 5 perfectly healthy reasons to add more almonds to your diet. Brain Game Rich in two vital brain nutrients, riboflavin, and L- carnitine, they boost the activities in your brain. It helps you remember things and also improves intellect. Weight Loss...

5 Top Weight Loss Tips For Men

5 Top Weight Loss Tips For Men

If crazy diets, protein shakes and intense gym workouts aren’t your thing, then you should definitely try out these 5 easy and effective weight loss tips. The idea of diet If you feel diet is something that is beyond your goal, then avoid going on one. Rather than going on a diet, plan on eating healthy,...

11 Ways Of Driving Away Depression With The Right Diet

11 Ways Of Driving Away Depression With The Right Diet

Foods have a major influence on almost every part of our body, including the brain. Therefore, load up your body with the right foods to drive away depression. Nutrient-deprived junk food is one of the major causes of depression. If you are clinically diagnosed as suffering from depression, you need to see a physician. Along...

Pros and Cons Of a Crash Diet

Pros and Cons Of a Crash Diet

Before going on that crash diet, you should be aware of what it could do to your body. Read on to know more about the pros and cons of crash dieting. We all love faster results, especially if its got to do with weight loss. We think crash dieting is one of the ways through...

5 Habits Of Super Healthy People

5 Habits Of Super Healthy People

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...

5 Weight Loss And Health Benefits Of Coconut Water

5 Weight Loss And Health Benefits Of Coconut Water

Forget energy drinks and protein shakes, switch to coconut water instead. It will provide you with the energy and nutrients you need, minus the calories! Weight loss It is a perfect replacement for artificially sweetened energy drinks. The fat content in this magical drink is low and suppresses your appetite thereby making you feel full...

8 Effective Ways To Reduce Sugar Consumption

8 Effective Ways To Reduce Sugar Consumption

Sugar is a natural, sweet substance derived from plant extracts of sugarcane and beets. A vital part of a balanced diet and important source of energy, it is a chief flavouring agent in savory dishes and desserts. However, if consumed in excess it could lead to serious health issues, such as high blood sugar, high blood...

5 Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Water

5 Health Benefits of Drinking Warm Water

What’s the best weight loss drink for you? It’s safe, natural, and pure, it’s water! You can drink liters of it without worrying about the calories. Here are the numerous health and beauty benefits you can derive by simply increasing your water intake. Clear Skin Drinking warm water helps flush out toxins and keeps you well hydrated....

5 Ways Chia Seeds Help You Lose Weight

5 Ways Chia Seeds Help You Lose Weight

They’re not called a ‘superfood’ just like that! These little seeds pack a powerful and healthy punch and most importantly, also help you get rid of those extra kilos. Chia seeds are a very good source of magnesium and dietary fibre that makes it one of the most famous superfoods for weight loss. It is high...

5 Home Remedies That Help You Lose Weight Naturally

5 Home Remedies That Help You Lose Weight Naturally

Don’t go out of your way to lose weight, when you can achieve it from the comfort of your own kitchen! Here are 5 home remedies for natural weight loss. Ginger & Green Tea We all know the benefits of green tea. But, did you know ginger can also help you speed up the process of...

5 Green Foods That Burn Belly Fat

5 Green Foods That Burn Belly Fat

Waiting for a reason to load up on green vegetables? Here are five awesome green veggies that help to reduce belly fat to give you that flat tummy. 5 Foods That Burn Belly Fat! We know the numerous benefits of green vegetables, but not many of us know that green vegetables can also help in weight...

5 Simple Home Remedies For Cholesterol

5 Simple Home Remedies For Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fatty waxy substance which is present naturally in our body. It is secreted by the liver and performs important functions such as producing hormones, vitamin D, bile, etc. Cholesterol is present in two types, namely HDL (high-density lipoproteins) or good cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) or bad cholesterol. While both these types are required...

5 Reasons To Eat Fish For Managing Cholesterol

5 Reasons To Eat Fish For Managing Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a substance produced by the liver and is naturally present in the human body. There are two types of cholesterol, namely LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol). A balance in the levels of HDL and LDL are essential for maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol in the body. However, several factors may contribute...

4 Reasons For Making Olives Your Heart’s Best Friend

4 Reasons For Making Olives Your Heart’s Best Friend

Olives are one of the best options that you can choose for a healthy heart. Here are four reasons that make olives your heart’s best friend: Improves Lipid Profile Olive oil improves your lipid profile. The monounsaturated fats (MUFA) in olive oil change cholesterol levels favourably. Boosts HDL Levels Unlike other oils, it boosts HDL (good cholesterol)...

3 Ways Stress Directly Impacts Your Cholesterol Levels

3 Ways Stress Directly Impacts Your Cholesterol Levels

The next time you feel stressed, 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...

3 Top Benefits Of Oat Bran For Great Heart Health

Oat bran has many good things to offer. Here are three amazing benefits of adding oat bran to your diet for a healthy heart and balanced cholesterol. High-fibre Diet It is high in fibre and reduces the insulin requirement in diabetics. It also brings down blood cholesterol levels. Better Fibre Source than Whole Oats Oat bran is a more concentrated source...

3 Simple Ways To Destress To Control Cholesterol Levels

3 Simple Ways To Destress To Control Cholesterol Levels

Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of threat or danger. There could be many factors which could cause stress such as family, work, relationships, illness and study. When you get stressed a hormone called ‘cortisol’ is released in the body. Prolonged periods of continuous stress could lead to the build-up or...

Are Chickpeas Good To Manage Cholesterol?

Are Chickpeas Good To Manage Cholesterol?

As per research conducted by Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) chickpeas are high in cholesterol-friendly proteins, phytosterols and soluble fibre, which make them an excellent cholesterol-lowering food. Here are 5 ways in which eating chickpeas can help lower high cholesterol levels. Maintains healthy blood sugar level Improves digestion Reduces blood pressure Protects against heart disease Aids weight loss...

5 Things You Need To Know About Weight Loss

5 Things You Need To Know About Weight Loss

Weight loss is more than just dieting and working out. It is about having a balanced lifestyle with more focus towards healing yourself internally. In case you are one of those who often have trouble losing weight, then it’s time to understand some other aspects of a difficult weight loss. Regularly indulging in lip-smacking junk...

5 Supplements That Help Women In Weight Loss

5 Supplements That Help Women In Weight Loss

Weight loss is a major concern among women. While on weight loss, women tend to ignore essential supplements that could also help them in weight loss. Popping a simple weight loss pill may not be the only solution to losing weight, however, there are certain nutritional supplements which promote weight loss. How Does Weight Loss Pill...

5 Stress-Free Methods For Quick Weight Loss

5 Stress-Free Methods For Quick Weight Loss

Everyone wants easy and fast results. When you plan for weight loss, the idea itself of rigorous workouts and staying away from carbs drills stress into you. But, now you can leave your worries behind. Try these 5 stress-free ways for quick weight loss: Control your salt intake Salt contains high amounts of sodium which causes...

5 Simple Guidelines For A Slimmer Waistline

5 Simple Guidelines For A Slimmer Waistline

It’s not about a thin waistline or fitting into your jeans, healthy weight loss needs a plan. Also, achieving your dream goal of getting a thin waist takes time, patience and commitment, but it is very much possible! If you are really looking for weight loss, plan it in a smarter way. Here are a few...

Top 3 Healthy Snacks for Working Women

Top 3 Healthy Snacks for Working Women

Busy working women often struggle to find snacks that are low in calorie and easy-to-carry. By the way, eating healthy snacks is especially important if you want to lose weight. So, instead of snacking on those unhealthy sugary biscuits or fried chips, try these healthy and tasty snacks for working women. They’ll not only fill...

5 Smart Weight Loss Tips For Women

5 Smart Weight Loss Tips For Women

Weight loss doesn’t always have to mean painful gym workouts or crash dieting. Here are five lifestyle tips that will help you lose weight the smart way. The most suitable way of losing weight is to follow a good diet and indulge into some physical activities. If you are looking for quick weight loss tips to make...

5 One-Spoonful Of Weight Loss Foods

5 One-Spoonful Of Weight Loss Foods

Are you one those who feel that for a perfect weight loss a meal with fish or chicken is sufficient? In case you feel that having salads and brown rice are all that are needed to shed kilos then you are seriously missing out on some amazing Indian spices which help weight loss. Just one tablespoon...

3 Lazy Ways for Weight Loss For Women

3 Lazy Ways for Weight Loss For Women

Women have very busy schedules. They have to take care of their kids, household chores, their husband and their office work as well. With such a tight schedule, women often find it difficult to focus on their health. Ignorance towards health leads them to unwanted health problems such as weight gain and other weight-related disorders. Yes,...

13 Amazing Home Remedies for Acidity

13 Amazing Home Remedies for Acidity

Did you know that any imbalance in the digestive acids inside the stomach can lead to acidity or heartburn? Poor food choices, smoking, consuming excessive alcohol and caffeine, irregular meal times, eating large meals or spicy food and obesity are some of the main causes of acidity. Heartburn is also a common complaint of people living a stressed, a...

7 Helpful Tips Quit Smoking Manage Diabetes

7 Helpful Tips Quit Smoking Manage Diabetes

Diabetes and smoking have a very close link. Here are 7 simple and effective ways to quit smoking, which will help you manage diabetes much better while becoming healthier. Juice it up Drink plenty of fluids such as fruit and vegetable juices or warm water throughout the day to help cleanse the body while providing antioxidants...

11 Tips To Strengthen Your Heart Health

11 Tips To Strengthen Your Heart Health

Human heart is always busy working to protect us. Hence, ensuring its optimal functioning is of utmost importance. Here are 11 simple tips to strengthen your heart health. Whole Grain Cereals are Vital Include whole grain cereals such as whole wheat, brown rice, jowar, bajra, and nachni in your diet, since they are good for your heart. Drink a Glass of...

6 Tips To Improve Digestion

6 Tips To Improve Digestion

Take Magnesium Supplements Every cell in the body requires adequate magnesium to function. Inadequate magnesium will hamper digestion and cause acidity. Drink raw coriander, tomato or carrot juice to improve magnesium intake and aid digestion. Chew your Food Well Most of us eat food while watching TV, working on the laptop, or in while hurry. Therefore,...

Wrinkles Age Lines Or Nutritional Sins

Wrinkles Age Lines Or Nutritional Sins

Wrinkles Age lines or Nutritional Sins It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. But if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your...

Weight Loss by Diet Alone, No Exercise?

Weight Loss by Diet Alone, No Exercise?

Weight loss is usually at the top of everyone’s wish list. We all want a flat belly and a slim figure. And if wishes did come true, everyone would be model slim with ‘perfect bodies’, living the healthy life. But unfortunately wishes don’t always come true, so if you want to lose weight and look...

Importance Of Acidity Diet

Importance Of Acidity Diet

Do you often get a burning sensation in your stomach? Is acidity, also known as acid reflux, giving you sleepless nights? If your answer is yes, then blame your diet. There are times when you can’t resist from not overeating, eating spicy and fried foods and drinking too many cups of coffee in a day....

What Is Joint Pain

What Is Joint Pain

Joint pain is a discomfort or inflammation to any part of a joint including cartilage, bone, ligaments, tendons or muscles, caused due to lifestyle, injury, or any other disorder. Most commonly, joint pain refers to arthralgia, which is inflammation or pain from within the joint itself. Joint pain could be minor, causing a little bit...

What Is Menopause?

What Is Menopause?

Menopause is the cessation of menstrual cycles. Menopause occurs when your ovaries stop producing estrogen, the hormone that controls the reproductive cycle. Anything that damages your ovaries or stops estrogen can cause premature menopause. Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. It is the time in a woman’s life when...

Astragalus Benefits – It’s All About Immunity

Astragalus Benefits – It’s All About Immunity

Astragalus is a powerful adaptogenic herb that supports the immune function. The Chinese have been using it for centuries. It comes from a type of bean or legume. The herb offers multiple health benefits, for instance, one can use it to treat the common cold, upper respiratory infections, and diabetes. It is available in the form...

Coenzyme Q10 – An Essential Nutrient For Immune System

Coenzyme Q10 – An Essential Nutrient For Immune System

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is an antioxidant that is made in the human body and helps convert food into energy. CoQ10 is needed for the basic functioning of the cells as well as for our immune system. It is distributed in the membranes of the cells and possibly even serves as a membrane antioxidant. Importance of...

LDL & HDL Cholesterol

LDL & HDL Cholesterol

A good cholesterol ratio is the right balance of the different cholesterol in the blood. The two main forms are HDL (Good cholesterol) or High-Density Lipoprotein and LDL (Bad cholesterol) or Low-Density Lipoprotein. LDL and HDL undertake the unique task of carrying vitamins and other substances through the blood. LDL cholesterol is high in fatty...

When To See Your Doctor

When To See Your Doctor

When to see your doctor 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...

Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

First of all stop whipping your body with stimulants such as coffee, tobacco, and alcohol. Along with managing stress and losing weight, one needs to follow dietary corrections that help reduce blood pressure. How to Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally Below given the tips to reduce blood pressure naturally. Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Fruits are concentrated...

Stress & High BP

Stress & High BP

Stress could rank right at the top of all the major factors that cause or precipitate high blood pressure (HBP). Stress might be a universal phenomenon, but the response of people to stress is very different. If stress-sensitive people are exposed to various types of stressful conditions over a period of time, their blood vessels tend to...

Typical Diabetic Meal Plan

Typical Diabetic Meal Plan

Did you know that India ranks among the top three countries with the highest diabetic patients? Did you know that diabetes can be curbed at the initial stage by bringing changes in your lifestyle? Diabetes is a medical condition caused due to insufficient production and secretion of insulin in the pancreas in case of type...

What Is Digestion

What Is Digestion

Good health is all about striking the perfect balance between our body, mind and soul. The imbalance at any level could lead to a health issue. Our digestive system is extremely vital for our optimal health and general well-being. What is Digestion Digestion is ‘agni – the digestive fire’ that converts the food that we consume...

Tips To Improve Digestion

Tips To Improve Digestion

Take magnesium supplement Every cell in the body requires adequate magnesium to function. Inadequate magnesium will hamper digestion and cause acidity. Drink raw vegetable juice like mint and coriander or tomato and carrot to improve magnesium intake as well as to improve your digestion. Chew your food well Most of us eat food while watching TV,...

When Your Health Is In A Soup

When Your Health Is In A Soup

I am convinced that both prevention and management of the disease can be obtained without drugs. Especially conditions like diabetes, obesity, low energy, frequent infections, menstrual problems, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal problems, menopausal problems etc. People come to me for dietary reform usually because they realize, as they go through life, that food has something to do with their...

Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes

How to Manage Diabetes Obesity and Type II diabetes are actually to sides of the same coin. Both are characterized by insulin resistance (ineffective insulin) and hyperinsulinism (excessive insulin). About 85% of type 2 diabetics 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...

Treatment Of Joint Pain

Treatment Of Joint Pain

Treatment of joint pain The treatment of joint pain is directed toward the precise underlying cause. If the problem is an injury, the initial treatment often includes rest, cold applications, and anti-inflammatory medications. Additional treatment for pain control is given at Health Total which also includes Gradual rehabilitation physical therapy. If there is a form...

Typical Diabetic Meal Plan

Typical Diabetic Meal Plan

India ranks among the top three countries with the highest diabetic patients. Diet and lifestyle are the key pillars in the management of diabetes. Indian diet tends to lack in both fibre as well as protein which further increases the complication of this lifestyle disease.  One of the most frequent questions people with diabetes ask...

Understanding What Menopause Is

Understanding What Menopause Is

Understanding what menopause is It astounds that women are still being told that (and treated as if) menopause and midlife are a disease — something to be avoided at all costs — when the very opposite is true. Menopause is a gift, a lantern lighting the way to significant transformation in all areas of your life. I...

How To Reduce High Cholesterol

How To Reduce High Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy substance which is found naturally in the human body in the form of HDL (good cholesterol) and LDL (bad cholesterol). Both these types of cholesterol are required for the proper and healthy functioning of the body. However, an imbalance in these levels or a rise in bad cholesterol levels could put...

Tips For Maintaining Healthy Weight With PCOD

Tips For Maintaining Healthy Weight With PCOD

PCOD is often associated with weight gain. The inability of your body to undergo regular menstruation and major hormonal imbalance leads to excess weight. Those suffering from PCOD have to watch out before putting anything inside their mouth.  A lifestyle routine and healthy food can help you with the same. There is no specific diet that can...

Are Stress And Cholesterol Linked?

Are Stress And Cholesterol Linked?

Cholesterol is an essential substance required by the human body to carry out functions such as the production of bile, hormones etc. The liver is the organ responsible for the producing and managing the levels of LDL (bad cholesterol) and HDL (good cholesterol) in the body. However, factors such as an unhealthy diet, lack of...

Are You Acidic

Are You Acidic

Have you ever wondered why eating certain foods helps improve your health significantly while certain foods precipitate disease? Are you acidic? In recent years, the most exciting discoveries have been pertaining the effect of specific foods on the body’s pH levels. This simply means that some foods once digested have an acidic effect on the body (pH...

Tips to Manage Diarrhea in Summers

Tips to Manage Diarrhea in Summers

Diarrhea in summers is one of the most common problems. If you don’t take proper care, it can lead to acute dehydration and even prove fatal. Our digestive system is greatly challenged thanks to the ever-widening menu of strange foods, colours, food chemicals, processing chemicals, additives, and preservatives. To add to this, we often eat...

Acidic Blood

Acidic Blood

Today, more and more people are actively in the search for alternative methods of correcting illness and disease. A new era is dawning. The era of natural medicine. Therefore, it is important for you to know more about what causes disease states in the body and how to nip it in the bud before the disease gets chronic. Natural...

Wheat Bran For Weight Loss

Wheat Bran For Weight Loss

Wheat Bran for Weight Loss Wheat bran is one of the most nutritious food options, which helps you lose weight in a healthy way. This can be a very good value addition to your overall weight loss plan, which will help you lose excess weight, provided you consume it in the recommended quantities only. Good Ready-To-Eat Cereal...

An Apple A Day Keeps The Extra Weight Away

An Apple A Day Keeps The Extra Weight Away

Do Apples Help You Lose Weight? Yes, indeed! An apple a day can definitely keep the extra fat away from your body. Apple is one of the most amazing fruits rich in fibre, minerals, and vitamins. Moreover, apples contain non-digestible compounds that promote the growth of good bacteria in our gut, helping us lose weight...

Fiber It Up For Healthy Weight Loss

Fiber It Up For Healthy Weight Loss

Fiber for Weight Loss If you are looking at healthy weight loss, fiber will form a very important part of your overall nutritional plan. Fiber is an indigestible part that is found of largely in plant foods that include fruits, vegetables, and grains. Why Fiber-rich food Despite possessing no nutrients, fibre is highly essential for supporting the process of digestion while maintaining...

Know Your Kitchen Spices For Pain Free And Easy Weight Loss

Know Your Kitchen Spices For Pain Free And Easy Weight Loss

Losing weight is more than just trying to fit into your skinny jeans or just cosmetically looking good. There is a myriad of health benefits which can help you live a long, disease-free life. Instead of trying different dietary fads and costly treatments, go the natural way and help your body lose weight using different spices that will...

Pain Free & Easy Weight Loss Tips for Working Women

Pain Free & Easy Weight Loss Tips for Working Women

Working women rarely get time to themselves, let alone time to exercise. So if you are facing this dilemma, here are some easy weight loss tips for you. Easy Weight Loss Tips for Working Women Make a Healthy Start A good breakfast will not only help you to pull along the day without the afternoon slump...

Oat Bran For Weight Loss

Oat Bran For Weight Loss

A simple hot bowl of oatmeal in a cold morning has been a favourite for many generations in most countries. It is well-known fact that oats are great for maintaining a healthy heart and reducing the levels of cholesterol. Oatmeal is a storehouse of many health-promoting vitamins and minerals. It is considered a boon to those...

Raw Food is the Right Food for Weight Loss

Raw Food is the Right Food for Weight Loss

There is a reason why dieticians often advise you to munch on raw fruits and vegetables. Read on to know how adding raw foods to your diet, can speed up your weight loss. Raw Food for Weight Loss It is an open truth that raw food is the right food for many reasons. Following are some...

9 Amazing & Must-Know Benefits of Olives

9 Amazing & Must-Know Benefits of Olives

The most widely-known benefit of olives is that it helps you lose weight. But, did you know that it can also lower your cholesterol and reduce inflammation, and that it’s good for your hair and skin? Olives have numerous health benefits, so they’re loved by all. From Pepe in Asterix in Spain to pizza and...

Pineapple – The Natural Way to Lose Weight

Pineapple – The Natural Way to Lose Weight

Are you on the lookout for some healthy ways to lose weight? Well, we cannot promise that having just one fruit will help you reach your weight loss goal, but benefits of pineapple juice are aplenty. It is one such fruit that hastens the weight loss process. We all dream of an ideal body weight...

Watch What You Are Eating At Work To Keep That Extra Weight Off

Watch What You Are Eating At Work To Keep That Extra Weight Off

Being seated at your desk all day can wreak havoc on your entire body. These days, many employees are getting more and more health conscious. However, due to increased stress, longer working hours and constant multitasking, it is more difficult to find time to act on wellness goals. Here are some ways to lose weight with a busy schedule:  Snack...

Squeeze That Lemon For Reducing Belly Fat

Squeeze That Lemon For Reducing Belly Fat

Healthy Weight Loss Tips The liver is an organ which plays an important role in the process of weight loss. In case your liver is unable to metabolize fat adequately, it gets stored around your waistline. Thus, the regular detoxification of liver is necessary for it to function at its best. Lemon It Up! Lemon...

Offer: Diet plans and health foods delivered at your doorstep!

Offer: Diet plans and health foods delivered at your doorstep!

What: Anjali Mukherjee’s Health Total offers weight loss consultation Do @ Home programme. The Do @ Home programme is exclusively designed for those who cannot visit health centres due to time or location constraints(other than Mumbai, Pune, Nasik). The entire set of diet plans, plant extracts, health foods and specific instructions would be delivered at...

Anjali Mukerjee supports Shiksha

Every child in India has the right to free and quality education; yet approximately one out of every two children do not have access to school. Stepping ahead for the cause, renowned celebrities like Anjali Mukherjee , Arbaaz Khan, Huma Qureshi, Farah Khan and Neha Dhupia joined hands to come together on a single platform,...

Now have a DIY fitness regime at home

Now have a DIY fitness regime at home

With growing consciousness about health and nutrition, a sizable increase has been observed in people seeking advice for fitness and nutrition. However, due to their busy schedules most people do not find it viable to invest in any a full-time weight-loss program wherein one has to regularly visit clinics. As an alternative to this leading...

Anjali Mukerjee, Farah Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Neha Dhupia and Huma Qureshi participate in the P&G Shiksha rally to bring education to underprivileged children.

Anjali Mukerjee, Farah Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Neha Dhupia and Huma Qureshi participate in the P&G Shiksha rally to bring education to underprivileged children.

Every child in India has the right to free and quality education; yet approximately one out of every two children do not have access to school. Stepping ahead for the cause, renowned celebrities like Anjali Mukherjee , Arbaaz Khan, Huma Qureshi, Farah Khan and Neha Dhupia joined hands to come together on a single platform,...

My Healthy Weight Loss Food Plan

My Healthy Weight Loss Food Plan

Food plan – Overview Worried about how to lose weight during office hours. Don’t have to think anymore. Following is a typical food plan that you could follow on a regular basis. The best part is that it is tasty, easy-to-do, and you will feel deprived if you have to change it for any reason. Yummy Weight...

Home Remedies For Weight Loss

Home Remedies For Weight Loss

  With lifestyle-related health issues being on the rise, it is vital for us to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle, which includes eating healthy food. Irrespective of how old you are, everyone is concerned about excess weight. Although cutting out on the tastiest foods is hard, you will have to strike a fine balance...

Increasing Daily Water Intake Makes You Lose Weight

Increasing Daily Water Intake Makes You Lose Weight

Increasing Daily Water Intake Makes You Lose Weight The human body is composed of about 60% of water. As we go about doing our daily tasks we keep losing water from our bodies either through urine or via perspiration. This makes it essential to replenish the lost fluids regularly. Drinking water on regular intervals is a...

Do You Have Dry Hair

Do You Have Dry Hair

Dry Hair – Overview Dry hair is unmanageable. Most people experience the problem of dry and rough tresses, which also hampers their appearance. It is a common problem and occurs due to the frequent use of harsh shampoos, hair straightening devices, perms, blow dryers, pollution, and water containing chlorine. That said, many of these factors...

Do You Have Dry Skin Issues

Do You Have Dry Skin Issues

Dry Skin – Overview Whether you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin, it is important to take care of yourself. Among all these skin types, dry skin is the worst one to deal with. There is a chance for people with dry skin to develop wrinkles at an early age. It is mainly caused due...

Tips For Glowing Skin

Tips For Glowing Skin

Glowing Skin – Healthy Tips Every girl dreams of having smooth, flawless skin and tries different beauty products available in the market. These products may give quick results but contain harsh chemicals that are not good for your skin. There are several natural home remedies for getting glowing skin. It is better to choose natural...

Tips to Control Acidity

Tips to Control Acidity

Acidity – Overview Looking online for getting rid of acidity with home remedies? Try these easy home remedies for acidity instead. Get instant relief the natural way. While acidity is caused by certain kinds of food, other types can help alleviate the irritation and discomfort. The discomfort of acidity is caused when the stomach acids are refluxed back into...