The irony is that ‘late-onset diabetes’ or type 2 diabetes is occurring to children at 13 who are simply eating too much junk food. This can shorten life span but the most important thing that you must know is that it is totally preventable. The best time to act is now. It is interesting to know that childhood obesity often precedes the hyperinsulinemic state. An association of obesity with insulin resistance, hypertension, and abnormal lipid profile is seen nowadays among the younger generation as well. Several researches have emphasized on the fact that a substantial amount of weight loss leads to an improved insulin sensitivity and reduced insulin resistance. Prevention of childhood obesity should be the main focus. More attention should be paid to increasing physical activity and decreasing calorie consumption. Once obesity is established in a child or adolescent, vigorous clinical efforts should be directed at treating it. Bringing about a change in behavior and lifestyle could be a long-term solution but one cannot neglect the pharmacological approaches that are available today. Obesity is one of the biggest causes of various lifestyle or excess weight-related health issues such as diabetes and many more that include cholesterol, high BP, and … Continue reading Childhood obesity →
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 →
Looking at that gorgeous woman in a commercial ad makes you wish for that glowing skin. However, due to either hectic routine, improper sleep, unhealthy diet, and many more such issues, your desire for getting a healthy skin takes a back seat. Leave your worries and try these 5 magical home remedies for getting that flawless skin. Tangy Oranges Now, every time you eat oranges don’t forget to store its peel. Dry those orange peels and grind them to fine powder. Mix it with little milk and apply all over your face daily. Within a week you will see what difference this magical mixture makes to your skin. Aloe Vera Aloe vera is a plant with antibacterial properties. It works to reduce inflammation and prevents bacterial formation on your skin. Simply apply the gel on your skin directly and follow this routine daily for visible results. Lovely Tomatoes This fruit contains natural bleaching properties that helps you lighten your skin tone. Just rub the tomato pulp on the all over your face and leave it for 15 minutes. Wash off with cold water and see the difference in no time. Goodness of Oats Oats work great as an exfoliator. Due … Continue reading 5 ways to get a glowing skin →
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 →
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