Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate are compounds that promote joint cartilage repair and alleviate the symptoms of arthritis. You can go for Marine lipids such as cod liver oil or salmon oil since they contain Omega-3 fatty acids. They possess anti-inflammatory properties and provide substantial amounts of vitamin D (required for bone growth and vitamin A). They also decrease the pain and swelling significantly. You must add vitamin E supplements when taking fish oils. Studies show that consumption of Gamma Linolenic Acid or GLA provides as much as a 30% improvement in treating arthritic symptoms. You can take supplements in the form of Evening Primrose Oil, about 2gm a day in a divided dose. Grapeseed extract, also known as pcynogenol, contains proanthocyanidins, which give relief from inflammation. Bromelain and proteolytic enzymes help counteract the inflammation and also reduce the swelling. Boron is yet another mineral highly important in treating osteo-arthritis. Supplementing with boron has proved to be effective in producing a remission of arthritic symptoms. Take a lot of antioxidants such as vitamin E, C and beta carotene. These help prevent the breakdown of cartilage and are vital for the synthesis of collagen. Vitamin C along with bioflavonoids helps strengthen capillary … Continue reading Nutrients that help during arthritis →
If you are looking at healthy weight loss, fiber will form a very important part of your overall nutritional plan.
Leg cramps A calcium deficiency along with low potassium levels may lead to leg cramps. Supplementing these minerals along with vitamin E may help us get rid of leg cramps. Insomnia Can sometimes be a result of hunger. A lot of dieters tend to eat less at dinnertime. Another likely cause of insomnia is exercising late in the night. It makes one feel active and disturbs the sleeping pattern. Taking vitamin B supplements late in the night may also lead to sleeplessness. The minerals calcium and magnesium are required to calm the nervous system and the muscles. A lot of women are prone to insomnia eight to ten days before their periods due to the low levels of calcium in their blood. Taking supplements of calcium and magnesium or drinking a hot glass of milk at bedtime will help. Bad breath People who skip meals or avoid in between meals for long durations are likely to develop this problem. Un-neutralized hydrochloric acid is the cause. Snack between meals on high fibre foods such as fruits, almonds, and whole-wheat crackers to prevent bad breath. Stretch marks A lot of people believe that rapid weight loss can give them stretch marks. Actually … Continue reading 5 problems owing to dieting disasters →
This is a condition when the body chemistry becomes overly acidic. The PH values of saliva may go down to 6.0 and below. This can be easily tested by using a litmus paper. Testing For Acidosis Test your saliva on an empty stomach preferably on waking up. You can also test saliva one hour after meals. All you have to do is just spit into a bowl and dip the pH strip in it. Check the colour of the paper after one minute. If it corresponds to values of 7.0 to 7.3 it is considered healthy. A reading of 4.5 to 6.0 indicates acidosis and this state is likely to promote disease conditions in the body. In addition to the litmus test, there are certain frank symptoms that reflect acidosis. They are as follows: Body ache Headache Strong acid perspiration Foul smelling stools Hard stools Diarrhoea Sunken eyes Water retention Insomnia Also, if your teeth get sensitive to sour food or if you get small bumps on the roof of your mouth, if you suffer from bad breath, or experience difficulty in swallowing, it’s time to take a look at your diet. Moreover, it’s time to approach a health expert … Continue reading What is Acidosis? →
You know you’re suffering from dry lips when your lips will be constantly chapped, sore, peeling, or crack easily. Contributing factors majorly include weather, dehydration and smoking. This can lead to a painful condition if left untreated. Here are 4 simple home remedies to best treat dry lips. Sugar + honey Sugar exfoliates dead skin cells and honey will make your lips soft and moist. Mix together 2 teaspoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of honey Mix to make a paste, then rub onto the lips Leave on or 20 minutes then wash off Green tea bag Green tea will help moisturize your lips and keep them hydrated. Soak a green tea bag in a cup of hot water for 1 minute Dab the tea bag onto your lips for 5-10 minutes Repeat daily for best results Coconut oil This oil is most effective in moisturizing lips, thus preventing them from cracking and drying. Massage a little coconut oil onto your lips Leave on, do not was off Repeat 2-3 times daily for best results Lime juice + cream Lime juice helps replenish skin while cream will make your lips smooth and pink. Mix together 1 teaspoon of cream and … Continue reading 4 great home remedies for dry lips →
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