Nutrition is an effective way to work your way through arthritis. Here’s a list of foods that you can eat and those that you can avoid: What to eat: Turn vegetarian Adopting vegetarianism is good but have lots of fish (steamed, poached or in a curry), if possible. Fish oils contain anti-inflammatory agents. According to a study by Dr Joel Kremmer, MD, Associate professor of medicine, Albany Medical College, NY, moderate amounts of fish benefit arthritic patients by easing the pain to some extent. He found that fish oils suppressed the production of leukotriene B-4, an inflammatory substance that aggravates arthritic symptoms. Have ginger daily Try a little ginger every day. It has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda. This anti-inflammatory agent says Dr Krishna C. Srivastava, an internationally acclaimed medical researcher in spices from Odense University, Denmark, might help you soothe the pain. He recommends 5gm of ginger to be taken thrice a day. It can be incorporated in cooking or its juice can be mixed with water and taken thrice a day. A low sodium diet helps It counteracts water retention in tissues, which can aggravate the swelling that accompanies arthritis. Fruits and veggies Incorporate fresh … Continue reading What to eat and avoid during arthritis →
Heredity Heredity is one of the main risk factors for developing varicose veins, responsible for 80% of varicose vein disease. In fact, the risk of developing varicose veins doubles if both parents have the condition. Obesity Excess weight places undue pressure on your legs. This weakens the walls of your veins, causing them to lose their elasticity. Eventually the veins widen, separating the valves responsible for preventing the backflow of blood. The more blood that enters your veins, the more enlarged they become, twisting as they attempt to fit into their normal space. Lack of exercise Lack of exercise causes poor circulation, which can lead to varicose veins. Jobs requiring prolonged sitting or standing People who stand for long periods of time are at risk, since gravity builds pressure within the veins, causing them to dilate. Low-fiber diet Low-fiber diets produce straining during defecation, increasing pressure in the abdomen, causing a weakening and dilation of the superficial veins in the legs, leading to varicose veins and hemorrhoids. Age over 40 The walls of the veins lose elasticity with age and normal wear and tear.
Being healthy and losing weight can sound so simple like, ‘Eat less, be more active’. But as anyone who has ever tried to lose a few kilos knows that putting that into actual practice can be really difficult. Also, when it comes to eating, we have habits that have almost grown with us, and are now difficult to change. Changing old misguided eating patterns are necessary, however instead of going for a radical change try replacing them slowly. Replace all your old, incorrect eating habits with new, improved ones. Sedentary Lifestyle And Weight Sedentary lifestyle causes decline in metabolic rate and lowers the body’s ability to burn calories effectively while retaining the same eating habits. The body stores surplus calories as fat reserves. A regular exercise regime can burn off extra calories, suppress appetite and maintain weight, whereas a lack of it leads to weight gain. Exercise plays an important role in consistent weight management. It is best to exercise regularly in moderation than do strenuous exercise, get tired and stop it altogether. The exercise routine should be flexible to match your lifestyle, personality and health needs and the easiest alternative is, walking. Walking at a moderate … Continue reading Eat Right – Don’t diet – Lose Weight →
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Suffering is disease and contentment is good health. This only points out the profound connection between our body and mind. Health is a biological equilibrium that exists within our bodies. A person with a disturbed mind and soul cannot possess a healthy body. Health is a reflection of physical, mental, spiritual, and economic well-being. Stress in today’s society is omnipresent. It is the manner in which a person reacts to stress that makes all the difference to health. Those who handle stress in a detached manner are the ones who are least affected by it. In other words, just `stay cool’ when under stress’. When you let stress get the better of you it can cause disease. Psychological stress activates the adrenal glands to discharge stress hormones (cortisol) which help us survive the stress but at the cost of our health. It is now a well-known fact that stress has a strong influence on both our mental and physical health. Stress affects almost all our body systems. When a person is exposed to stress over a period of time, he can develop high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, cancer, immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, depression etc.
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