It astounds that women are still being told that (and treated as if) menopause and midlife are a disease
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 →
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 →
Being healthy and losing weight can sound so simple like, ‘Eat less, be more active’. But as anyone who has ever tried to lose a few kilos knows that putting that into actual practice can be really difficult. Also, when it comes to eating, we have habits that have almost grown with us, and are now difficult to change. Changing old misguided eating patterns are necessary, however instead of going for a radical change try replacing them slowly. Replace all your old, incorrect eating habits with new, improved ones. Sedentary Lifestyle And Weight Sedentary lifestyle causes decline in metabolic rate and lowers the body’s ability to burn calories effectively while retaining the same eating habits. The body stores surplus calories as fat reserves. A regular exercise regime can burn off extra calories, suppress appetite and maintain weight, whereas a lack of it leads to weight gain. Exercise plays an important role in consistent weight management. It is best to exercise regularly in moderation than do strenuous exercise, get tired and stop it altogether. The exercise routine should be flexible to match your lifestyle, personality and health needs and the easiest alternative is, walking. Walking at a moderate … Continue reading Eat Right – Don’t diet – Lose Weight →
Assuming that you have followed the cholesterol lowering diet given on 21st May 1998 you may want to know how to continue further. Diet Therapy If you are one of those with the worst cholesterol readings i.e. very high LDL and very low HDL, then diet therapy would work best for you. But if you are slightly above the normal range, then the efficacy of the diet in reducing cholesterol is also proportionately less. To recap the last article on cholesterol lowering strategies; I had mentioned that as long as your body is well nourished and you have sufficient supplies of antioxidants available as in fruits and vegetables you need not worry about your body’s ability to handle cholesterol. However if you are eating a lot of processed and refined foods, whole milk and red meat and your blood tests shows a bad HDL to total cholesterol ratio and very high cholesterol readings, then you must get down to some serious thinking about your dietary habits. I have seen that people with a very high cholesterol reading are often surprised at their lipid profile and wonder where they could have gone wrong, especially, if they are vegetarians. My advise to … Continue reading Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol – Part II →
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