Going by the number of letters I have received in connection with cholesterol and diet, it seems that almost everyone above the age of 35 years is suffering from raised blood lipids. Cholesterol: the Global Epidemic Almost everyone has clogging arteries, chromium and zinc deficiencies, which can lead to diabetes. If you have a liver that does not function optimally, a high body fat percentage, low levels of essential nutrients, decaying teeth, bone degeneration, it isn’t something that has happened today that has caused your health to suddenly deteriorate. It is the result of years of unhealthy eating, over work, poor stress management, destructive habits like tobacco and alcohol and poor nutrient intake. Most people suffering from heart disease show a high heart risk ratio. That is the cholesterol / HDL ratio. This ratio does not only increases the coronary risk but also leads to insulin resistance and type II diabetes and even depresses the immune system. Low levels of the good cholesterol – HDL are mainly due to excessive intake of refined vegetable oils which are rich in omega-6 fatty acids. The ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid should be 4:1. Our Indian … Continue reading Cholesterol in a Nutshell →
Here are top 4 reasons you should eat foods that are rich in Vitamin C for fighting a bout of cold: Vitamin C battles flu When it comes to knocking out a cold Vitamin C is sure winner. Foods rich in Vitamin C or its supplements go a long way in protecting your lungs from congestion. People who consume a lot of fruits and vegetables or those taking Vitamin C supplements are less prone to health conditions such as cold, flu, and asthma. Have Vitamin C at the very onset of cold Take 1000-2000mg of Vitamin C supplements at the very onset of a cold. Along with it, take B-complex and zinc. This will keep make sure that your cold would not aggravate any further. Vitamin C the antioxidant It is important to note that Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant that the body uses to ensure that you are strong and healthy. Moreover, your body uses Vitamin C to maintain the bones, your muscle, your blood vessels. Vitamin C forms collagen Further, Vitamin C helps our body in the formation of collagen while absorbing iron. Vitamin C is generally found in its natural form in numerous vegetables and fruits, … Continue reading 4 amazing benefits of Vitamin C for fighting a cold →
While some people may require medication to keep their blood pressure under control, most of them can control it with diet, weight loss, correct intake of vitamin supplements and proper stress management. Your blood pressure is a major reflection of your heart health. There are 3 major consequences of high blood pressure – a stroke, kidney damage or a heart attack, therefore keeping it normal is unquestionably important. Research shows that foods are laden with blood pressure boosting or reducing compounds. In ancient times, in the primitive cultures, high blood pressure was unknown. Modernization has brought about this ailment upon ourselves. Modernization has given us refined foods like sugar, maida, refined oils, eating out frequently, inactivity, stress, overeating, smoking, excess alcohol intake, irregular eating and sleeping patterns. All this leads to a whole lot of degenerative diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, asthma etc. If you are overweight, begin a gradual weight loss program. As you begin to shed off pounds you will lower your blood pressure. If you are stress out, set some of your time aside for yoga and meditation. Along with this you need to follow a nutritious diet and supplement with & minerals. Potassium It has … Continue reading Mineral magic for High Blood pressure →
Ayurveda is a very old form of treatment. Its origin can be traced back to more than 5000 years. This natural form of medicine is mentioned in the old books of wisdom in India, known as Vedas. This form of medicine pays more attention in balancing various aspects of an individual’s life like; their thoughts, daily diet, & lifestyle, using natural herbs. Being informed about Ayurveda enables one create a lifestyle which can help balance their body, mind as well as consciousness. Our health experts manage weight loss with natural ayurvedic herbs. Ayurveda is a chosen form of medicine because it focuses not only on cosmetic changes but tries to enhance the complete way of living. Its closeness to nature has a healing as well as the preventive impact on anyone who chooses to follow it. Ayurveda and Body Types As per Ayurveda, human bodies are made up of three kinds or Prakrutis: Kapha, Pitta & Vata. This form of medicine gives more attention to the root cause of any illness rather than just dealing with the symptoms. Ayurveda has allotted 3 different body types depending on the concentration and dominance of the Doshas. We have to understand every individual will have … Continue reading 5000 year old remedies to weight management →
Whether you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin it is important to take care of it. Among all the different skin types, dry skin is probably the most difficult one to deal with. People with dry skin are more prone to developing wrinkles at an early age, and may also suffer from thyroid disorders and experience allergic reactions to certain cosmetics. So if you want to get rid of your dry skin, or simply want relief from skin problems, follow the tips mentioned below and you will have glowing flawless skin in no time! Keep hydrated Drinking adequate water is one of the easiest and best home remedies for dry skin. Make sure to drink at least three to four litres of water in a day. This will improve skin elasticity and keep your skin nourished throughout the day. Drinking water also prevents the formation of wrinkles. Honey Honey locks moisture into the skin. It provides excellent nourishment for your skin and prevents sagging. Apply few drops of honey to your face and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Within a few weeks, you will find a great improvement in your skins condition. Milk Milk is an excellent home remedy for … Continue reading Tips to manage dry skin →
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