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 healthy. Distilled water is considered neutral. Normal PH values is 7.0. Any value below this indicates acidity and values above 7.0 indicates alkalinity. Average value for our saliva and urine are 6.0 to 6.8. This shows that our body is slightly acidic. If the PH factor falls below 6.0 it implies that the body has become too acidic and above 6.8 shows it has become too alkaline. Both these states are undesirable in maintenance of good health. One can test the saliva and urine to determine your PH levels. Obvious signs of too much acidity are indigestion, heart-burn, headaches, nervous disorders, and when it gets worse (more acidic)—pain in the pharynx, drowsiness, excessive hunger etc. This stage of acidosis is a breeding ground for most diseases, low immunity, high blood pressure, skin diseases, frequent cough, cold & fever, rheumatism, and premature … Continue reading PH Factor – the key to good health →
When the sebaceous glands in 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 lightens skin while egg whites soak up excess oil and tightens skin pores. Whisk together the white of an egg and 1 tablespoon of lime juice. Apply onto your face and allow to dry. Rinse off with warm water. Yoghurt It contains lactic acid which helps exfoliate skin and absorbs excess oil. Apply 3-4 tablespoons of yoghurt onto your face. Leave on for 15 minutes then rinse off. Repeat daily for best results. Tomatoes These have a cooling effect and help clear skin while absorbing excess oil. Cut a medium sized tomato in half. Rub onto skin for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with cold water. Almond + honey scrub Almonds help exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells while honey gives the skin a glow while absorbing excess oil out of it. In a blender grind 3-4 almonds to make a powder. … Continue reading 4 home remedies for oily skin →
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! 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 the world. For diabetics, it is important to keep a check on foods that they consume. Here are a few home remedies to help you cure diabetes effectively. Mango leaves The tender leaves of a mango tree help improve blood lipid profiles. Simply soak 10-15 mango leaves overnight in water. Filter that water in the morning and drink it on an empty stomach. Indian Blackberry Commonly known as Jamun, this fruit is known to prevent insulin spikes and keep you away from heart diseases and other cardio vascular disorders. Just add a spoonful of Jamun seeds or powder to a glass of warm water and consume it daily to see better results. Green Tea The benefits of green tea are innumerable. However, not many people know that green tea can also reduce your insulin levels. Exchange your regular tea with green tea and notice the difference in … Continue reading 5 simple home remedies for managing diabetes →
What makes your skin dull? 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, stress, harsh foods, lack of sleep & little or no exercise also pushes your skin to age faster and form wrinkles. All these factors produce an excess of free radicals that damage the collagen (a Protein) in your skin. Collagen is responsible in giving your skin its youthful and supple look. Once it is damage the skin begins to look stiff and wrinkles set in. Beauty-boosting foods The most important thing to remember is that beautiful skin starts from the inside, so eating right can do wonders for your skin. By correcting your lifestyle, diet and nutrition one can reduce dependency on artificial cosmetics. Here are few guidelines to improve your nutrition and food habits and bring that inner glow onto your face! Protein Most vegetarians do not get adequate proteins due to which they experience hair loss. Sulphur rich … Continue reading 10 tips for glowing skin and good health →
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