From among all the other factors, stress seems to be a prime culprit in precipitating high blood pressure. Although stress is universal, individual responses to stress are different. If you fall into the following categories you are more prone to develop hypertension. Workaholic If you are a highly work-oriented person who tends to operate under enormous pressure, you are prone to high blood pressure. Highly Aggressive Nature If you are highly aggressive, short tempered, and a person who possesses more capacity to work compared with others at your workplace, you are prone to high blood pressure. All Work, No Play If you are least interested in fun-loving activities and consider it a waste of time, you are making yourself highly vulnerable to high blood pressure. Hard Worker driving others to perform If you are not only a hard worker, but also drive people around to deliver the goods consistently, you are highly prone to high blood pressure. One Who enjoys pressure If you are a person who enjoys being under pressure, although it’s a good quality to have, it makes you vulnerable to high blood pressure. If stress-sensitive persons are exposed to stressful conditions over a prolonged period of time, their … Continue reading 5 types of people more prone to high blood pressure due to stress →
Apart from stress levels, exercise, and other aspects of life style, your diet can profoundly influence this delicate acid-alkali balance. Eat this, not that! Acidosis can be prevented by increasing intake of alkaline based foods. Some foods leave an acidic residue thus increasing the acidity of the blood. Here is a list of foods which lead to increased acidity levels. Refined foods (sugars and maida) Most grains, (including wheat, oats, rye, barley) Oily & fried food Spicy food Coffee Some foods leave an alkaline residue. These contain higher levels of calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. Such foods reduce the acidity and help in maintaining the alkalinity of the blood. For example, citrus fruits (like oranges, sweet lime, grape fruit) are acidic in taste, but become alkaline when digested and help restore the alkaline balance in the body. However, it is important to note that when citrus juice is canned or bottled it becomes acid-forming. Most fruits except plums are alkaline. Most vegetables are also alkaline in nature especially root vegetables like yam, beetroot, carrots, sweet-potatoes, radish etc. Thus, in order to maintain the right acid-alkali balance, our diet should contain one-fifth ( 20%) acid forming foods such as grains (like … Continue reading Importance of diet for acid-alkali balance →
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Perimenopause or pre-menopause is a relatively new term coined in the last twenty years by the medical community to describe symptoms caused by normal hormonal fluctuations that occur as a woman moves closer to her menopause. These symptoms can be broad-ranging and diffuse and differ for every woman, causing a lot of confusion and anxiety. And the younger you are, the more confused and worried you may be. The most common include irregular and/or heavy bleeding, insomnia, night sweats and/or hot flashes, worsening PMS, migraine, vaginal dryness and abdominal weight gain on the physical front. On the emotional front, changing hormones are linked to increased bouts of anxiety, depression, irritability and intense mood swings. Many women have experienced chest pain or palpitations from their hormonal imbalance. It’s also true that not every woman experiences symptoms (about 40%). A woman may go in and out of a perimenopausal state for as many as 10-13 years before she arrives at true menopause (the average age of which is 52 in the US). This means that it is perfectly normal, in fact natural, for a woman as young as 40 to begin feeling foreign and seemingly inexplicable changes in her body and emotions. … Continue reading What is perimenopause? →
It is said that beauty is an inside job! Certain foods help the skin maintain its elasticity. If your skin is supple, your smiles or frowns can be rubbed off the face easily. However, if your skin becomes dry, you get smile lines or frown lines imprinted on your face. When skin loses elasticity: Wrinkles usually form when the skin loses its elasticity. To some extent it is a result of aging. They first appear around the eyes and the around the lips as in ‘laugh lines’. It is true that as we age our skin becomes dryer and thinner which leads to the formation of wrinkles. However, nutritional blunders committed by us cause the same deterioration of the skin identical to that caused by aging. Inadequate intake of vitamin C: Consuming inadequate is a blunder. It helps to form the connective tissue, makes the skin supple, and prevents it from drying. You need to take at least 500mg of vitamin C daily to get its skin protecting benefit. This amount is available in a regular vitamin C supplement available in most pharmacies. Natural sources of vitamin C include guava, oranges, capsicums, cabbage, grape fruit, sour lime, and papaya. Over … Continue reading Causes of skin wrinkles →
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