Amongst the many factors that lead to high blood pressure like smoking, alcohol intake, obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance etc, stress seems to be a major player in precipitating high blood pressure. Although stress is universal, individual responses to stress are different for eg. You have the Type A personality, highly pressure prone and totally work oriented. He or she is usually aggressive, short-tempered, with a capacity to work more than others. He/She is not interested in any fun-loving activity and considers it a waste of time. He/She is always striving to be rewarded and noticed. He not only is a hard worker but also drives people around him to deliver and enjoys being internally stressed. Such a person is usually more prone to develop hypertension than a relatively easy going person. Stress will cause high blood pressure in a stress sensitive person if he is exposed to such conditions over a prolonged period of time. The blood vessels get constricted as a response to stress and this constriction causes the blood pressure to rise. One way to combat mental stress is to meditate, take a holiday or to simply relax. Think of what the poet Thomas Gray said “The paths … Continue reading How stress effects your blood pressure →
One of the most important applications of good nutrition is that it keeps our immune system strong. Genetically all of us are born with a certain level of vitality or bio-energy. However, certain lifestyle and diet factors could lead our immunity to diminish, making us prone to sickness and ill health. However, one can enhance immunity naturally by leading the right lifestyle, exercising regularly, eating correctly and taking sufficient nutrients in the form of supplements. What Causes Low Immunity? There are several factors which could cause our immunity to diminish. They are as follows: Pollution Long working hours Poor stress management Use of stimulants Intoxicants Poor diet Overeating All these factors take a huge toll on our immunity and also cause low energy levels. So if you find yourself very tired by the end of the day, you maybe suffering from toxin accumulation in the blood. Low immunity and low energy levels are bound to affect your work performance for the worst. However, simply loading up on the right supplements can help improve immunity and also boost energy levels. Selenium Lately, researchers have acknowledged the many benefits of selenium. This mineral works best when taken along with beta-carotene and vitamin E … Continue reading Get Strong from Within →
If you have weak digestion, you need to watch the types of food you eat and also take liver tonics to detoxify your liver. Fennel (saunf) is an excellent natural treatment for flatulence. It absorbs excess gas and reduces the feeling of pressure thus, prevents belching or passing of gas. Fennel Seeds Fennel can be used to flavour food for added nutritional and health benefits. It is good for children because of its gentle effect. It benefits colic in small babies and reduces stomach aches in people of all ages (as it contains aspartic acid which helps expel gas from stomach). When to eat fennel seeds Fennel seeds are mostly eaten after meals. It is an excellent mouth freshener and can simply be chewed to get most of its benefits. Fennel can be used in a dose of 1 tsp three times a day. While black pepper (powdered) and white pepper powder can be used as 1.5 grams (quarter tsp) twice a day. Best way to eat fennel seeds Fennel seeds, can be added to meat dishes to give an authentic Italian flavour. It is used to marinate fish, chicken and to flavour eggs. It can be sprinkled on soups, … Continue reading Kitchen spices for gas problems →
Severe cases of acne may require medical supervision, but in mild cases, over-the-counter pimple creams work. However, what works best is a little bit of awareness and slight modifications to your lifestyle and diet. Watch your diet What you eat reflects on your skin. There is no conclusive study to prove it. But diet influences hormones, which are responsible for acne flare-ups. So say ‘no’ too salty junk food. Salt contains iodine and too much iodine is known to trigger acne. Snacking on chips, fries, namkeens, and farsans are free invitations to pimples. Instead, consume fresh fruits, salads, fiber-rich food and raw vegetables. As an added incentive you will not be burdened with calories either. Sometimes just eliminating dairy products may also help control acne. Most dairy products are rich in saturated fats, which intensify acne. After the acne clears up, try reintroducing dairy products and see if acne returns. Clean your insides Undergo a blood, liver and colon cleansing routine. When too many toxins build up in the body, they get discharged through the skin. In fact, most skin disorders are a result of stress, hormonal imbalances and too many toxins in the body. Have lots of water (around a liter) on … Continue reading 6 best ways to manage acne →
In ancient times, in the primitive cultures, high blood pressure was unknown. We have brought about this health issue upon ourselves owing to modern lifestyle. Modernization has given us refined foods such as 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, and asthma. Although 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 three major consequences of high blood pressure – a stroke, kidney damage, or a heart attack. Therefore, keeping BP normal is unquestionably important. Research shows that foods are laden with blood pressure boosting or reducing compounds. 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 … Continue reading High Blood Pressure and lifestyle →
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