One in eight women will battle breast cancer in her lifetime, a statistic that has not changed significantly for a few years. The good news is that the odds of surviving breast cancer continue to improve every year. Approximately 2.4 million breast cancer survivors are living today, most of those now cancer-free. Continue reading “What you must know about Breast Cancer now” »
Bladder infections are no fun. Ordinary urine contains the waste products, fluid, and salts that are body needs to expel. When bacteria is found in the urine it can cause a bacterial infection in the urinary tract, pain, stiffening of the bladder, and could lead to bleeding. Continue reading “Urinary Concern – Bladder Infection” »
A formal Crohn’s diet doesn’t exist per se. Foods that aggravate the condition in one person may have no effect on another. Learning which foods can or cannot be eaten takes time and is a matter of trial and error. A dietician can help develop a diet that is customized to help keep inflammation to a minimum. Continue reading “Crohn’s Disease Diet and the Risk of Dehydration” »
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” »
If It Ain’t Broke; Don’t Fix It! The credence of most men, when it comes to their health, is, “if it ain’t broke; don’t fix it!” It is usually the nagging wife or mother that pushes them through the doorway of their doctor’s office, or undeniable and painful or incapacitating symptoms. Continue reading “Health Tips For Men” »
Sodas are very popular among children, teenagers, young adults, and even older adults too. Clinically, it is known that carbonated beverages affect your metabolism (not in a good way) and are partially responsible for the obesity in America. Continue reading “Should You Eliminate Carbonated Beverages?” »
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” »
One way of revitalizing yourself is to start a detox program. The whole idea is to remove the toxins from your body caused by substances such as alcohol, tobacco and food consumed during the festive period. Continue reading “Which Is The Best Way To Detox?” »
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!
Are You Ready for Summer Fun? You may say, “You bet! Vacation, here I come!” But apart from thinking about where to go and what to pack, things happen in summertime that we don’t otherwise consider. Here are some Summer Health Safety Tips. Continue reading “Staying Hydrated in Summer” »
Once you are pregnant, get regular antenatal check-ups and follow the instructions of the doctor properly. The word antenatal basically means before birth or during or relating to pregnancy. Thus, antenatal care means the care and precautions that you have to take during pregnancy. Continue reading “Antenatal Care During Pregnancy – investigations, check-ups, suggestions” »
Asthma is one of the diseases that make it difficult for one to breathe if it is not obviated in its early stages. These days people are living their lives in an environment that is unhealthy, polluted and that invites several diseases to enter their body system. Continue reading “Asthma Care” »
Are you ready to cleanse your body with a detox? If this is your first time doing so, you may be wondering what you need to do prepare. Continue reading on to find out. Continue reading “Preparing For A Body Detox” »
When you need a quick boost before you’re off to work, or to work out, either way, a safe, healthy, and natural energy drink is none other than the popular Mexican/Central American concoction that has taken the rest of the world by storm, is the simple, cost friendly, and ever so effective Chia Fresca. Continue reading “Chia Fresca: Homemade, Healthy, Natural Energy Drink” »
Sagging skin sucks, especially when it is in the face and neck areas. The two main culprits behind it? It’s either a. drastic weight loss, or b. father time himself. So whether you have been counting calories or counting years, when sag strikes, before you even bother with botox, let alone succumb to surgery, why not try to lose the loose the natural and safe way? Continue reading “How to tighten Skin-Needles and Knives set Aside” »
Summer is upon us now and no doubt you are keen to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. The thing is, over exposure to UVA and UVB radiation from sunlight is one of the leading causes of prematurely aged skin. Continue reading “Your skin with these 6 anti aging foods” »
As we like to say at Be Youthful, beauty begins from within- but what you take out is just as important as what you put in. I’m talking about detox. So if you want that nice youthful glow, you need to get rid of all the nasty toxins, chemicals, and even metabolic waste from your body. Continue reading “Chia seed detox tea: wake up to a new refreshed you” »
Signs of aging is part of life unfortunately and when it comes to the crunch, there’s not much we can do about it. That hasn’t stopped people creating anti-aging products or concoctions in the past, now and no doubt long into the future. Some are good and some are simply taking advantage of peoples insecurities about getting old. Continue reading “Anti-aging juice recipes that work” »
More than just giving your good old H20 a nice kick, this fat flushing drink, based on it’s name alone, will help you lose weight ( as well as those unwanted toxins too), look better, and even feel much healthier. Continue reading “Homemade flavored water fat flushing drinks” »
Water is absolutely good for you. So naturally, you would think that vitamin water is even better. For those of you who don’t know what vitamin water is, it is basically what it sounds like- distilled water fortified with vitamins as well as some artificial sweetener or flavoring of sorts. Continue reading “Homemade Vitamin Water” »
With summer just creeping around the corner, you wanna be ready with a great beach body, right? And when it comes to being fit and healthy, the doc knows best, Dr. Oz that is. I don’t know about you, but I just love his tips and tricks. Continue reading “Swimsuit slimdown drink: because “THE DOC” knows better” »
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” »
- Each morning when awaken, after drinking freshly juiced lemon water, I meditate. Having studied many traditions, I’ve developed a personal mediation that is flexible and resonates with where I am in the moment. My mediation is fluid, alive and filled to the brim with soft love. I allow myself to be led into a state of still grace and remain there for as long as I am able given the day’s events. Continue reading “What are the three most major things you do to keep your life in balance (stress free)?” »
Her two favorite smoothie recipes packed with healing superpower are:
- 7 Magical herb veggie blend:
Any veggie based juice (Carrot, Celery, Red Peppers, Beet, etc. -your take!) with the following magical herbs: Continue reading “Smoothie Recipes” »
Like many people these days, you might be searching for an alternative to antibiotics. It always seems any little infection we get, the answer from doctors is always the same: Antibiotics! Continue reading “Grapefruit Seed Extract: The Anti-Anti-Biotic” »
It is a natural fact that as days and years pass by, one gets older and it is reflected on your body and skin. Each one wants to look and remain younger for a long time, despite their age. So, if you wish to slow down the aging process, all you have to do is take good care of yourself and your skin, especially. Continue reading “Anti Aging Tips” »
Short Term Solutions. There are plenty of ways you can improve the appearance of your cellulite areas temporarily. Although these are good before an upcoming trip to the swimming pool, they don’t offer any long term advantages. Continue reading “How To Naturally Get Rid Of Cellulite” »
With the new year upon us, most people start making plans and goals for the future. This often means thinking about their health – whether it is to quit smoking, lose a few pounds or do more exercise – the aim is to take better care of themselves. Anti-aging can fit into this category as it is more than just preventing wrinkles. Continue reading “Basic Anti Aging tips – Future proof your body for the New Year” »
Many luxuries in the modern world have become highly standardised, to the point where shopping for the best of anything is often a matter of simply knowing which label has the best reputation. Whether that reputation is down to good quality or good advertising is often very difficult to determine without a lot of experience with the range of products themselves. Continue reading “The Growing Popularity of Grower Champagne” »
Sodium restriction involves more than not adding salt to your food, but includes accounting for the sodium that is already in it, or, more likely, added to it. It requires reading labels and estimating the sodium content of your food. A desirable limit on sodium is 2GM or 2000 mg per day. Achieving this limit generally involves minimizing or avoiding prepared and processed foods. Continue reading “Sodium restriction” »
The other night my girlfriend and I awoke with horror to the realization that our blankets were no longer good enough – we had to bring out the dreaded WINTER DUVET! Another reminder that Winter is on its way all too quickly. Continue reading “Winter is coming – stock up on ginger!” »
Living healthy has become trendy. More and more people are starting to think of their wellness, searching for most natural methods to look younger and more vibrant. Right here is a little test for you: How do you typically begin your morning? With a cup of coffee or cup of tea? Continue reading “Tea Herbal Blend” »
While I was making my morning coffee today I was remembered something my nutritionist friend told me recently. Caffeine has a half life of around 4 hours which means that if you drink one cup at 8am, you still have half the caffeine from that cup in your system 4 hours later – at 12 noon. And then you have half that amount still in your system at 4pm and so on through the day. Continue reading “Is your coffee habit making you fat?” »
Researchers have found that even people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol may have smaller brainvolume than those who do not drink. In a study published in the October issue of the Archives of Neurology, researchers conducted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain on 1,839 healthy people. Continue reading “Alcohol Drinking May Reduce Brain Size” »
Water Therapy has magical effects in curing diseases. Everybody has experienced a positive change in their health after implementing water therapy in their daily routine. You can never believe it before practicing. Continue reading “Water Therapy – Benefits of Water Therapy and All Water Therapy Information That You Need” »
Since you’re here, you probably have a friend or loved one who is an alcoholic. And you probably want to know: how do you help an alcoholic in the real world? What can you do that will make a difference? Let’s find out: Continue reading “How to Help an Alcoholic to Stop Drinking” »
What does it mean to be human? It’s a deceptively simple question, but the answer is complex. The reasonis that most of our cells are not human at all. We depend on a vast army of microbes to stay alive: a friendly “microbiome” that protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and produces vitamins. Continue reading “Yogurt that might stop a heart attack” »
Diabetes type 2 is among the most common form of diabetes. Lots of Americans have already been identified as having diabetes type 2 symptoms, and many more are unaware they’re at high risk. Some groups have a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes than others. Continue reading “If You Really do not Defend against Diabetes Now, Probably will Hate Your self Later!” »