Your Cholesterol Can Kill You – True or False? Since September is National Cholesterol Awareness Month, let’s talk about some myths and truths connected with our cholesterol levels. Continue reading “Why is cholesterol so important” »
Amla is a very wonderful gift of nature to the mankind. It is also known as Indian gooseberry in English or Amalki in hindi. It is easily available in the market in the winter season. The fruit is sour to taste and can be eaten fresh as raw (in the form of juice, chutneys), or cooked (as jams, murabba, pickles) and in dried form as powder (with a glass of water). Continue reading “Health benefits of eating Amla or Indian gooseberry” »
Mangoes are very delicious and beneficial for our body in many ways. Health benefits of eating mangoes are: 1. Beneficial for healthy and Glowing skin: Mangoes are very tasty and have amazing effects on our skin. Continue reading “Health benefits of eating mangoes” »
omatoes are very good for health and are generally low-priced. 100 gm of tomatoes provide 18 calories, 0.2 gm of fat, 3.9 gm of carbohydrate (including 1.2 gm of dietary fiber and 2.6 grams of sugar) and 0.9 gram of protein. Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins A and C and folic acid, and also contain several other beneficial nutrients and antioxidants, including all four major carotenoids: alpha- and beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene. Continue reading “Several health benefits of eating tomatoes” »
Antioxidants to the Rescue . If you asked me for one major supplement to help make a huge contribution to your good health, I’d tell you to plunge into antioxidants. Continue reading “What are antioxidants, and how can they improve our health?” »
Because skin cancer prevention should begin early in childhood the initial responsibility lies with parents of babies and small children. Although most skin cancers are diagnosed after age fifty, the actual tumor is the result of ultraviolet exposure throughout life. Continue reading “Skin Cancer Prevention” »
Health Benefits of Red Wines: One to Two Glasses a Day. Plato may have been wiser than he knew when he said, “Nothing more excellent or valuable than wine was ever granted by the Gods to man.” Those of us who have come to enjoy the variety and tastes that wine have to offer can now look to red wines for greater health benefits. Continue reading “Red Wine Has a Positive Effect on Health” »
The term “Anti-aging” has recently become one of the most popular “buzz-words” in all of medicine today. There is even a certification and specialization in age-management medicine for physicians interested in assisting their patients in preventing premature disability and death, while focusing on optimal health and vigor. Continue reading “Baby Boomers And Anti-Aging” »
Whether you prefer Starbucks, Barney’s or Joffrey’s, have your morning cup of java guilt-free. The latest research has indicated that there are positive health benefits regarding coffee consumption and the prevention of numerous health concerns, including but not limited to chronic degenerative diseases, which are unfortunately on the rise in the United States. Continue reading “Coffee’s Antioxidant Powers” »
Open Your Eyes – Ocular Health Is Important! One of the most common traits of aging is diminishing eyesight. What many of us fail to realize is that Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD) is the leading cause of blindness among Americans today. Continue reading “What Is Macular Degeneration?” »
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and currently affects over 13 million people worldwide. The direct and indirect cost of Alzheimer care is over $100 billion in the US alone. A recent US multi-ethnic study has suggested that a greater adherence to a Mediterranean-style diet could cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by a whopping 68 percent. Continue reading “Antioxidant, Polyphenol-Rich Mediterranean Diet Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk” »
The humble pomegranate is yet further proof of the reasoning behind the Mediterranean diet being hailed as the healthiest diet in the world. For many centuries these rather unexciting and overlooked fruit have grown on farms all around the Mediterranean area and have been a taken for granted seasonal part of the diet. Continue reading “Health Benefits of the Humble Pomegranate” »
The cranberry has long been associated with the holiday season, and no Thanksgiving feast would be complete without at least a few cranberry dishes. In addition to the delicious taste of the cranberry, however, this wholesome fruit has many important health benefits as well. Continue reading “The Healing Power of the Cranberry” »
Zero in on the many benefits of Zinc. When it comes to the ABC’s of vitamins and minerals, we must look to the end of the alphabet to find one of the most essential minerals for good health. Continue reading “Zinc’s powerhouse potency” »
Everything’s pretty in spring except for how allergy sufferers feel… sneezing, runny noses, scratchy eyes…and if those are your only symptoms, you’re lucky! Millions of people have major sinus attacks with headache and facial pain, total nasal blockage and sinus pressure.
Too often and too quickly, seasonal allergies are confused with acute “rhinitis” and “sinusitis”. We run for medications which often complicate a problem that could have been resolved naturally and with a little patience, or prevented altogether.
What’s the difference – and is there actually a solution?
“Rhinitis” is inflammation of the nasal passages with sneezing and a runny or dry, stuffy red nose. Seasonal allergic rhinitis, commonly known as “hay fever”, is generally caused by outdoor allergies to things like fresh-cut grass or plant pollen.
Rhinitis can result from the release of “histamines”, the neurotransmitter that causes symptoms of these allergies – but could also result from long-time dependence on nasal sprays. Pharmaceutical decongestants lose effectiveness over time, so we use more and more to find relief. This wears down the natural defenses in nasal tissues and thickens nasal mucus, inviting bacteria and fungus that can lead to sinusitis.
“Sinusitis” (referring to actual sinus infection) stems from virus, fungus or bacteria. At this time of year, sinusitis kicks up due to morning and twilight dampness in the air causing mold and mildew spores, which are attracted to mucus and can start fungal growth. We feel miserable, run to the doctor for antibiotics, but antibiotics work only on bacteria, not mold or fungus.
- Avoid foods which cause thicker mucus and slower digestion: all cow’s milk products, sugary baked goods, and starchy wheat (pastas, biscuits, etc.) are known culprits. Thin mucus flows properly to eliminate bacteria and fungus, and good waste elimination makes us less prone to allergies and infections.
- Guard against allergies by eating papaya, garlic, blueberries, raspberries.
- Take the digestive enzymes papain and bromelain, both known for prohibiting allergies.
Strengthen your immune system against allergies with extra antioxidant vitamins A, E, C, minerals Zinc and Selenium. Antioxidants keep “free radicals” from reaching our cells and damaging natural immunities.
Treatment for seasonal allergies:
- Begin above dietary rules immediately.
- Drink a glass of warm water in the morning to release toxins.
- Take the Aller-Sine and antioxidants. Get congestion relief with this natural steam formula:
- Garlic – 1/2 clove or 500 mg capsule
- Eucalyptus (found in vapor rub products) – ¼ teaspoon
- Tea tree oil – 2 drops
- Pau d’arco (a South American herb) – 2 drops or half of one 500 mg capsule (Get these last two at natural health outlets).
Dissolve ingredients into 2 cups of boiling, steaming water. Inhale deeply for 2-3 minutes twice daily until mucus loosens and expels.
If you’ve had longtime sinusitis or rhinitis, it will take some time to experience lasting freedom. Be persistent. You may just avoid fall’s seasonal allergies!
How’s Your Daily Nutrition? While people in some countries did fine for centuries on a few staple foods, we Americans have been forerunners in fatty, fast and indulgent goodies. Take the Orient, for example. Since our burger franchises went to cities like Hong Kong, we’ve been luring the natives away from their rice and fish nutrition; Continue reading “Eating our way to poor health” »
By now everyone knows that eating leafy greens is a healthy practice that can boost our vitality, protect us from disease and promote weight loss. But did you know that eating them can protect your vision? Continue reading “To Delay or Prevent Eye Disease – Go Green!” »
Aloo bukhara (or Plums) is a very nutritious and healthy fruit. It is very juicy and tasty to eat. It is easily available in the market in the summer season .Good quality aloo bukhara are red, dark reddish black in color, fresh, firm and juicy. Continue reading “Health benefits of eating Plums or Aloo Bukhara” »
Cancer foods are foods that can cause cancer. Mutagenics are substances which can eventually cause cancer if it’s absorption from prepared food is not prevented. By heating whatever food, hundreds of different mutagenic substances begin. The more protein the food contains, the more mutagenics start off due to cooking. Continue reading “Attention! Cancer Foods” »
The need to defend, protect and restore your health has never been greater than it is in today’s world. Free radicals cause significant damage to your cells! When the body is unable to produce enough antioxidants to counteract free radicals, the resultant cell damage can cause certain types of cancer, heart disease, premature aging, cataracts, and other serious illnesses. Continue reading “Antioxidants To The Rescue!” »
It seems there is a retreat for just about anything these days….did you see that movie “couples retreat” from a few years back. The movie was a comedy where the various couples try to rekindle their marriages in an idyllic location (Bora Bora)…critics thought it was pretty lame despite it doing well at the box office…maybe they should run a retreat for bad movie makers ! Continue reading “Have you tried an Anti Aging retreat – roll back the years by retreating ?” »
We all know that Vitamin C is basically used to boost your immune system. So, whenever we feel the sniffles coming along, popping a pill or getting a good dose of freshly squeezed OJ or lemonade is common cold fighting protocol. Of course, being healthy does reflect on your beauty, but did you know that applying vitamin C directly on your skin can do some pretty amazing things too? Continue reading “The benefits of Vitamin C face serum” »
There is on denying that Vitamin D is amazing for your health, but did you know that it can do wonders for you beauty as well? That’s right. The sunshine vitamin is actually good for your skin. Continue reading “The benefits of Vitamin D: the sunshine Vitamin and your Skin” »
The body is an amazing “machine” but just like any machine, if you don’t look after it and give it the right fuel, you will have problems. One “fuel” that your body needs is the right amounts of vitamins and minerals. Most people get these from the food they eat or in supplements. Continue reading “How does Vitamin E keep your skin healthy?” »
You’ve no doubt heard it before, but you need to eat fruit everyday. This has become a bit of a mantra these days but the old saying an apple a day keeps the doctor a way probably sums it up best. Eating fruit will help to keep you healthy as it delivers nutrients to your body that it needs. Continue reading “Top 5 wrinkle fighting fruits” »
Seaweed has made a huge SPLASH with anti aging beauty products, not to mention that ever famous wrap you can get at your local spa, however, the best way to reap the benefits is definitely through your diet. Continue reading “The benefits of Seaweed on Your Skin” »
When it comes to vitamins and nutrients, carrots are orange anti aging gold. There are so many reasons you should snack down on this crunchy powerhouse- here are the top five. Continue reading “Carrots and anti aging care” »
When it comes to your anti aging diet, not only do you have to watch what you eat, but what you drink as well. Of course, water is the ultimate fountain of youth, but there are sweeter alternatives to good old H2o. Continue reading “The top juice to turn back the clock: my anti aging all time favorite” »
There is much more to your morning cup than just getting you up for the day ahead. Especially when fresh from the pot, there is beauty in black coffee. Read on to know why black coffee is good for your skin. Continue reading “What black coffe is good for your skin” »
Did you know that you actually get much more than that morning zing from your good old cup of joe? From physical, to mental, to all around anti aging, go ahead and check out the benefits of coffee. Continue reading “Cool beans! The benefits of coffee” »
Dietary considerations: There is more to the dietary approach to atherosclerosis than eliminating fat from the diet. Fat restriction is important, but there are other dietary strategies that can be used to help lower cholesterol. As well, there are a variety of vitamins, nutrients, and micronutrients that can lower the risk of heart disease when consumed as part of a fat-restricted diet. Continue reading “Complementary and Alternative Treatment Options for Atherosclerosis” »