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 fever. Common allergic foods These include eggs, soybeans, peanuts, wheat, oats, chocolates, and dairy products such as milk and cheese. So, if you are allergic to any one of these eliminate them. Other factors such as emotional stress, excessive sweating, contact with detergents, and certain chemicals triggers an allergic reaction resulting in eczema. The Omega-3 deficiency Besides heredity and food additives, a number of people are deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids. There are two families of EFAs, the Omega-6 fatty acids found in sunflower, safflower and corn oil, and the Omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed (Alsi seeds), seafood, walnuts and rapeseeds. Your diet should provide a balance in the proportion of 4:1 of Omega 6: Omega 3. Unfortunately, our diets contain excessive amounts of Omega 6 fats and we deprive ourselves of the essential Omega 3 fats. Urban diets tuck in ten to … Continue reading 3 main culprits of eczema →
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 of hot flashes. Those who do not benefit from vitamin E treatment can benefit by adding Soya to the diet. Ramp up your workout Increase your workout. Walk briskly for 30-40 minutes every day. Exercise increases endorphins, which make you feel good. This will help you cope better with hot flashes during menopause. Change your diet Include fresh fruits and raw juices in your diet. Avoid greasy meals, late nights, overeating, alcohol, and coffee. Regular meals Eat smaller and frequent meals to avoid the heat generated by digesting large amounts of food Eat foods rich in isoflavones Phytoestrogens relieve menopausal symptoms. Include foods rich in isoflavones such as legumes and soy products like tofu and soya milk in your diet. Include Yam in your diet Yam (Suran) contains a natural compound, which reduces menopausal symptoms. Add the following foods Include foods such as sunflower … Continue reading 9 ways to beat the hot flashes naturally during menopause →
Sore throat is usually an ache in the throat that is caused due to inflammation.
You know you’re suffering from dry lips when your lips will be constantly chapped, sore, peeling, or 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 your lips soft and moist. Mix together 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of honey Mix to make a paste, then rub onto the lips Leave on or 20 minutes then wash off Green tea bag Green tea will help moisturize your lips and keep them hydrated. Soak a green tea bag in a cup of hot water for 1 minute Dab the tea bag onto your lips for 5-10 minutes Repeat daily for best results Coconut oil This oil is most effective in moisturizing lips, thus preventing them from cracking and drying. Massage a little coconut oil onto your lips Leave on, do not was off Repeat 2-3 times daily for best results Lime juice + cream Lime juice helps replenish skin while cream will make your lips smooth and pink. Mix together 1 teaspoon of cream and … Continue reading 4 great home remedies for dry lips →
Diabetes doesn’t only affect blood sugar levels; it can adversely affect other parts of the human body, damage vital organs and cause havoc in your system. Diabetes is diagnosed when your blood sugar levels are too high. Since the same blood flows throughout your entire body, it’s likely to affect other parts of the body as well. Lack of Concentration It is seen that an increase in your sugar levels, affects your concentration power and makes it harder for you to concentrate on your daily tasks. Dry Skin In the case of diabetes, your skin finds it difficult to retain moisture. Due to lack of moisture, your skin gets dry and cracked. Stomach Problems Due to too much glucose, the food stays longer in your stomach, which causes bloating, heartburn, nausea, etc. Your stomach gets upset more severely and frequently when you are diabetic. Eye Problems The damaged blood vessels of your eyes cause issues like floaters, which if not treated on time might lead to loss of eyesight. A diabetic person needs to go for regular eye check-ups as it is mandatory to monitor your vision to avoid blindness. Heart Disease When you suffer from diabetes, there is an additional … Continue reading 5 effects of diabetes on your body →
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