Cholesterol is a wax like substance found in our blood stream. Liver is responsible for 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. Why cholesterol can be a problem Most of the cholesterol that ends up narrowing your arteries and contributing to heart disease come from your diet mainly whole milk products and meat. Though we know cholesterol mostly as the “bad” guy some cholesterol is required by the body for functions like maintaining cell membranes, insulation of the nerve fibers, manufacture of bile and Vitamin D and most importantly for production of steroid hormones, and sex hormones. But when level of total cholesterol crosses 200mg/dl it is a high risk factor for inviting several health problems like heart attacks, strokes and arthrosclerosis. Cholesterol friendly foods Healthy eating habits form the cornerstone of any cholesterol control plan. I am sure you have heard of oat bran’s power to lower cholesterol. It has a special kind of fiber called beta-glucan. It binds with cholesterol in your digestive tract and helps in its elimination. But, guess what! Oats are not … Continue reading Cholesterol Cutting Chutney →
How you treat your body affects 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 sleep (to rejuvenate ourselves). To keep one’s stress levels under check, incorporate relaxing techniques like meditation, tai chi or pranayama into your daily routine. Eat Right Remember that each gram of wrong food that goes into your system substitutes for one gram of immune enhancing nutrient that you would otherwise take. Immunity building is a process and not a fixed state. It needs to be worked upon consistently. This information is for any person who does not want to fall sick. You have to work at your immune system just like you work on your career, sports, family, and relationships. Those who apply themselves early to a disciplined lifestyle generally acquire a better immune system than those who don’t!
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 tube, which connects the bladder to help pass the urine into the urinary bladder easily, since their urethra is too short and close to the rectum. Beside bacterial infections, stress, eating on the run, and forgetting to drink enough water too can increase your risk of bladder infections. When you get a burning sensation while passing urine, feel the urge to urinate frequently, see blood in the urine, or see cloudy urine, you can be sure that you have a urinary infection. It could also be accompanied with fever and nausea. Bladder infections can be miserable but not dangerous. However, you must consult your doctor immediately. Traditionally, bladder infections were treated through antibiotics. However, the problem is that these antibiotics destroy the friendly bacteria in the intestines that help the body manufacture its own B-vitamins. If the infection is in the initial stages and does … Continue reading What are bladder infections →
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.
A very important phase in most young people’s lives is their Honeymoon and how it goes is a period of anxiety for both partners. Wanting this time to go smoothly and successfully has spelled tension to all family members involved and age old remedies are often pandered to help the young couple. References to this situation abound in Indian cinema and are often hilarious and comical but the fears are real and need to be addressed in a scientific and systematic way. Through the ages, some of the most tempting foods were considered as aphrodisiac’s. Although the actual value of such foods is frequently debated and scientific research and thought process seems to suggest that there isn’t much scientific ground for the belief in the actual “workability” of aphrodisiac foods.You can see for yourself here But human faith is a power unequal in nature. Known to have a direct impact on your sex life, aphrodisiac foods affect your hormones, brain chemistry, energy and stress levels and increase the blood flow to your genitals, making it a sure shot way to up the action in the bedroom. Some of these foods have a suggestive shape. Many have arousing aromas or a … Continue reading Top 5 Foods For A Great Honeymoon – Aphrodisiac Foods →
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