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 a home remedies for joint pain: Powerful Calcium Calcium is the most essential element to cure a joint pain. Try and increase the intake of calcium rich foods such as amla, flaxseeds, and walnuts. Epsom Salt Epsom Salt is rich in sodium and magnesium which is highly required by your joints. They can be easily absorbed by the skin and can give you quick relief from inflammation. Weight Loss The foremost thing that you must do to get rid of your joint pain is to lose some weight. It is seen that the moment you start gaining weight, your joints give you a hint that very moment. So, keep your weight under control and stay away from joint pain. Carrot Feast In the ancient times, people have been known to use carrots as a pain relief for joints. You can simply cut them with a dash of lemon and consume it or use them in your food or juice. Fenugreek Seeds Fenugreek are warm in … Continue reading 5 simple home remedies for joint pain →
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 beverages, caffeine, spicy foods, alcohol, stress, hot weather and even a warm room. Decrease vaginal discomfort Use over-the-counter, water-based vaginal lubricants (Astroglide, K-Y jelly, others) or moisturizers. Choose products that don’t contain glycerin, which can cause burning or irritation in women who are sensitive to that chemical. Staying sexually active also helps by increasing blood flow to the vagina. Get enough sleep Avoid caffeine, which can make it hard to get to sleep, and avoid drinking too much alcohol, which can interrupt sleep. Exercise during the day, although not right before bedtime. If hot flashes disturb your sleep, you may need to find a way to manage them before you can get adequate rest. Practice relaxation techniques Techniques such as deep breathing, paced breathing, guided imagery, massage and progressive muscle relaxation can help relieve menopausal symptoms. Strengthen your pelvic floor Pelvic floor muscle … Continue reading 8 steps to help reduce or prevent effects of menopause →
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. Junk food is high in unhealthy trans and saturated fats which lead to a build-up of LDL or bad cholesterol in the body. Cholesterol is found in two types, namely LDL (low-density lipoproteins) also known as ‘bad cholesterol’ and HDL (high-density lipoproteins) also known as ‘good cholesterol’. High levels of LDL have a see-saw effect on the total cholesterol in the body. As LDL (bad cholesterol) levels rise they lower HDL (good cholesterol). Excess amounts of cholesterol in our system lead to the cholesterol being deposited into the arteries, where it can form into plaque and lead to the following health problems: Severe heart pain Heart attack Stroke Blood clotting But the good news is that adding certain cholesterol-friendly foods, such as fish and chickpeas to your diet can help lower high cholesterol levels, and protect you from these health problems. Get fishy! The high … Continue reading Cholesterol and diet; what’s the connection? →
Almost all of us would agree that it is not an easy task to lose weight. However, it is possible to lose weight steadily and maintain your figure for a long time. All you need to do is make a few simple changes to your lifestyle and diet! 9 Ways to Lose Weight in 1 Week! So if you have an important function to attend or simply want to lose weight quickly, don’t opt for crash dieting or dangerous diet pills. All you have to do is follow these simple tips and you can easily lose up to 2 kgs, or more in just a weeks’ time! Dodge The Sugar Cut Down on Carbohydrates Take A Walk! Spice It Up! Power Protein Less Is More! Make The Switch Detox Your Body! Cut Down on Drinks 1. Dodge The Sugar Sugar is another carbohydrate, and once consumed, after performing its role of providing the body with energy, it eventually turns into fat. Sugar also causes spikes in blood sugar levels and increases hunger, which leads to overeating. Try and avoid foods which are high in sugar content as much as you can. They include the following: White sugar Sodas Fruit juices Canned foods … Continue reading How to Lose Weight In Just 1 Week! →
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. You don’t have to mindlessly count calories, just keep track of a healthy and low calorie meal plan. At Health Total, our doctors follow a unique 4-step process of Detoxification, Rejuvenation, Balance and Maintenance. Also, in case you are fortunate to lose weight and reach your goals, it can be sometimes challenging to stay slim for life. However, below mentioned are some easy ways to lose weight and keep it off for a long time. Stick to your changes: It took real effort to make those healthy changes which helped you lose weight, hence its best to stick with most of them. High Protein, Low Calorie: Eating a low calorie but high fiber diet like salad, steamed vegetables, helps in keeping your digestive system smooth. Adding protein in every meal increases a feeling of fullness in your stomach. This helps in avoiding mindless overeating habits. … Continue reading How to lose weight and keep it off for life →
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