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, food reactions are highly individual and one has to find out which food triggers the inflammation. In order to nab the villain, it would be wise to go on an elimination diet for a week. Limit your intake to a few foods such as herbal teas, vegetable soups (excluding tomatoes, capsicum, potatoes, brinjals, and green chillies) and vegetable juices made from carrots, beetroot, spinach, and coriander. If the symptoms improve, add other cereals such as jowar, bajra, pulses, and some nuts and seeds. Avoid all kinds of meats, milk, eggs, wheat, corn, citrus fruits, cheese, black pepper, mono sodium glutamate (ajinomoto), food preservatives, and refined sugar for the next two months. Then get on to all these foods one by one. Never introduce more than one type of food in less than two days’ time. If there is a recurrence of inflammation within two days … Continue reading Does diet help those with arthritis →
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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 diet, either in your curries or eat it raw early in the morning to see the desired results. Raw Fruits & Veggies If you really want to stay away fit and fine in this monsoon, then you have to include fresh fruits and veggies in your diet. An increased intake of raw fruits and veggies is sure to boost your immunity. For The Love of Sleep Here’s a piece of good news for all those who just love to sleep. Sleeping for adequate hours helps you boost your immunity. Improper or erratic sleep hours could affect your immunity in a major way. Citrus Fruits Citrus fruits contain Vitamin C which is known as the best cure for an immunity boost. Vitamin C increase the production of white blood cells and help you fight against infections. Goodness of Yogurt Vitamin D enriched yogurt helps regulate your … Continue reading 5 natural ways to boost your immunity →
Everyday, we are flooded with the information about cholesterol being the prime accused on the incidence of heart attack. But, why too much of it is a cause for concern and how one should keep it under check, are questions that constantly bother us. Get to know your cholesterol We all know that there are 2 types of cholesterol – good and bad. LDL is the bad, while HDL is considered to be the good cholesterol. Certain factors like sedentary lifestyle, being overweight, smoking, alcohol, diabetes, high blood pressure, under-active thyroid gland, wrong genetics, age, early menopause and over consumption of foods like red meat, sausages, cheese, pastry, cakes, most biscuits and cream cause rise in cholesterol levels. When a person follows a healthy lifestyle and dietary habits, his body is capable of handling excess cholesterol. The liver compensates for the excess cholesterol by reducing its own production and thus keeps blood levels in check. But when a person leads an unhealthy lifestyle and has no control over his diet, his body fails to handle dietary cholesterol with expertise and allows excess cholesterol to travel into the bloodstream. High cholesterol in the blood along with other factors initiates the process … Continue reading How to increase good cholesterol →
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