A good digestive system enables good health. If we enjoy good digestion, the food we eat is absorbed and carried to its destination. However, at times, the food simply passes through the intestines without being digested, which make us feel uneasy and bloated. Many people are weighed down with annoying conditions such as nausea, bloating, gas, abdominal cramps, lack of appetite, foul smelling stools, or constipation alternating with diarrhea. Emotional stress is known to aggravate these symptoms, which are collectively known as the Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). IBS is characterized by a disturbance in the movement of the Gastro Intestinal (GI) tract. Wittingly or unwittingly, many of us abuse our GI tract with our habits of overeating and consuming excess quantity of sugar, coffee, alcohol, and maida. Further, inadequate chewing, lack of fiber, irregular eating hours, inadequate rest, and stress all add up to abuse our GI tract. A poorly functioning GI tract could be the root cause of several health issues. It is often confusing to know whether you really have IBS because most disorders of IBS and GI tract display similar symptoms. Moreover, there are a few other conditions such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitus that display … Continue reading What is irritable bowel syndrome →
Arthritis is a rheumatic disease that plagues most people beyond the age of fifty. Arthritis can be really difficult to live with, as the pain is so unbearable, it practically immobilizes the person. Literally speaking, arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that causes pain, stiffness, and swelling. It refers to a number of disorders such as osteoarthritis, gout, ankylosis spondylitis, systemic lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. The problem is further compounded if the person is overweight, since excess body weight puts more stress on the weight bearing joints. When the cartilage cushion between the joints is destroyed, the joints begin to rub against each other causing stiffness, swelling, decreased mobility, and intense pain. Arthritis may be limited to only one joint or it may affect a number of joints like your hands, fingers, feet, arms, hips, and knees. The pain can be mild or severe depending from person to person eventually leading to joint deformations. Those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis may experience periods of remission. Emotional stress and damp weather do not cause arthritis but may worsen the symptoms. Arthritis may be caused due to a number of physiological conditions such as endocrine problems, a poor immune system, or due … Continue reading Here’s something about arthritis →
Methi seeds possess some of the most useful and unbelievable medicinal qualities. Include them into your daily diet to help manage your diabetes better. Here are 3 reasons why methi seeds are an ideal food for diabetics. Rich in fiber Methi has been used since ancient times for managing diabetes. It is rich in fiber and clinical tests show that it can bring down blood glucose and cholesterol. Improved digestion Methi seeds help improve digestion while reducing phlegm. One teaspoon of methi seed powder taken twice a day before meals for a month can help reduce blood glucose levels in some diabetics. Reduction in drug dosage If you are on diabetic medication, you may be able to reduce drug dosage in about a month with the consumption of methi seeds daily. However, before restoring to the above mentioned home remedies, we advice you to consult your doctor first.
Biochemists refer to fat as lipid and it is solid at room temperature. However, oil is liquid at room temperature. All fats and oil are made up of fatty acids. It is the individual fatty acids that make all the difference to our health. This makes a good case for understanding good and bad fats. Visceral fat Excess body fat is more than just a cosmetic problem. It’s a health problem, which you should not ignore. Your waist circumference helps our experts predict the presence of VISCERAL fat in your body. Visceral fat surrounds your liver, pancreas, and intestines. It is metabolically active and dangerous for your health. Presence of this fat is the most vital indication that you need to lose weight. Why is visceral fat bad? Well, that is because it releases harmful chemicals, which could lead to any/all of the following lifestyle problems: Heart disease High blood pressure Knee pain Acne Hair loss Type 2 diabetes PCOD Skin infection Breathing difficulty Infertility Sleep disturbance Certain cancers Gastro intestinal problems Low immunity Subcutaneous fat Subcutaneous fat is fat that is found directly under the skin. It’s the fat that’s measured using skin-fold calipers to estimate our total body … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Fat →
Green tea is particularly rich in polyphenols. These are active agents against cancer, heart disease. They protect the body against stress. It would be worthwhile to switch to drinking green tea instead of regular black tea as black tea loses some of its antioxidant properties due to fermentation. Chamomile Tea is herbal tea that helps bring about relaxation and promotes sound sleep. If you find that your life has been a bit hectic and you find yourself all knotted up like a bundle of nerves, you can take a cup of chamomile tea to put yourself at ease. Due to its ability to induce relaxation, it may help to reduce the effects of stress. However, some people are known to be allergic to this herb. So use it with caution. If you experience nausea, vomiting or diarrhea then stop using it. Chamomile tea should be best taken at bed time. About 1-2 cups in the night are sufficient to wash away the day’s stress and induce sleep. Meditation helps combat stress by allowing the mind to accumulate energy in silence. When we stop our mental chattering we can become more centered and generate a lot of positive energy. Pranayama that … Continue reading Good stress busting options →
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