Tuesday, 20 December 2016


Upon awakening this morning, the obvious answer to the question "what's for breakfast?" was eggs. You see, I like eggs and tend to eat a lot of them. I mean, who doesn't love a good omelet, right?

Now, I’m sure you’ve heard a time or two before that you should be mindful of consuming too many eggs as their cholesterol content is rather high.

I’ve even heard the recommendation that eggs should only be eaten once per week to avoid cholesterol issues. If that’s the case, I’m probably due to die rather soon.

Fortunately, it’s not.

You see, for years we have been told that cholesterol intake should be kept to a bare minimum as doing so will help to decrease blood cholesterol levels and promote overall health, and although the theory of lowering dietary cholesterol intake to lower internal cholesterol makes logical sense, the theory doesn’t quite pan out, as our bodies are, generally, more complex creatures than our logical minds give them credit for.

Fact is, when dietary intake of cholesterol is decreased, the liver compensates by producing more cholesterol, leaving total cholesterol levels relatively unchanged. In the same way, if cholesterol consumption is increased, the liver produces less cholesterol, and again, total cholesterol values will not be substantially altered.

Now that’s not to say that we should go hog wild with our intake of cholesterol, but it does mean that one can expect cholesterol levels to remain relatively stable over a wide range of dietary intakes.

Given this information, you may be wondering why the body would ever produce more cholesterol if cholesterol is so “bad”, and that’s a good question.

The truth is, cholesterol actually acts as an antioxidant against dangerous free radicals within the blood and is also necessary for the production of certain hormones that help to fight against heart disease.

When there are high levels of undesirable substances in the blood (caused by the dietary intake of damaged fats, highly processed “unhealthy” foods, and large quantities of sugars), cholesterol levels rise in order to combat these substances.

Blaming heart disease on high cholesterol is like blaming infection on high levels of antibodies (special proteins produced by the body in order to defend against foreign bacteria and infectious agents). If the body allowed cholesterol to fall in the presence of large amounts of free radicals, our risk for heart disease would increase, not decrease, and fortunately our bodies won’t let that happen.

So, the answer to decreasing blood cholesterol levels is not avoiding omelets and not necessarily decreasing dietary cholesterol intake, but rather improving ones diet overall by eating healthier in general and avoiding the other harmful types of foods mentioned.

Combine that with increased physical activity and both you and your cholesterol levels will be in even better shape.
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Sunday, 20 November 2016


Not only are sweet potatoes readily available, inexpensive, and delicious, they have many other benefits for your health
They are high in vitamin B6.Vitamin B6 helps reduce the chemical homocysteine in our bodies. Homocysteine has been linked with degenerative diseases, including heart attacks.
 They are a good source of vitamin CWhile most people know that vitamin C is important to help ward off cold and flu viruses, few people are aware that this crucial vitamin plays an important role in bone and tooth formation, digestion, and blood cell formation. It helps accelerate wound healing, produces collagen which helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity, and is essential to helping us cope with stress. It even appears to help protect our body against toxins that may be linked to cancer
They are a good source of vitamin D, which helps build healthy bones.
.Vitamin D is critical for immune system and overall health at this time of year.  Both a vitamin and a hormone, vitamin D is primarily made in our bodies as a result of getting adequate sunlight. You may have heard about seasonal affective disorder (or SAD, as it is also called), which is linked to inadequate sunlight and therefore a vitamin D deficiency.
Vitamin D plays an important role in our energy levels, moods, and helps to build healthy bones, heart, nerves, skin, and teeth, and it supports the thyroid gland. 
 Sweet potatoes contain iron and support a healthy immune system.
Most people are aware that we need the mineral iron to have adequate energy, but iron plays other important roles in our body, including red and white blood cell production, resistance to stress, proper im­mune functioning, and the metabolizing of protein, among other things.
  Sweet potatoes are a good source of mag­nesium, which is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral.
Magnesium is necessary for healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle, and nerve function, yet experts estimate that approximately 80 percent of the popula­tion in North America may be deficient in this important mineral.It can be helpful to include some fat in your sweet potato-containing meals if you want to enjoy the full beta-carotene benefits of this root vegetable. Recent research has shown that a minimum of 3-5 grams of fat per meal significantly increases our uptake of beta-carotene from sweet potatoes. Of course, this minimal amount of fat can be very easy to include. In our Healthy Mashed Sweet Potatoes recipe, for example, we include 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, and with just this one tablespoon, each of our 4 servings for this delicious recipe provides 3.5 grams of fat.Some nutritional benefits from sweet potatoes simply may be easier to achieve if you use steaming or boiling as your cooking method. Recent studies show excellent preservation of sweet potato anthocyanins with steaming, and several studies comparing boiling to roasting have shown better blood sugar effects (including the achievement of a lower glycemic index, or GI value) with boiling. The impact of steaming is particularly interesting, since only two minutes of steaming have been show to deactivate peroxidase enzymes that might otherwise be able to break down anthocyanins found in the sweet potato. In fact, with these peroxidase enzymes deactivated, natural anthocyanin extracts from sweet potato used for food coloring may be even more stable than synthetic food colorings. This benefit isn't limited to the food's appearance since the anthocyanins have great health benefits as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients.Most dry beans and tubers have their own unique storage proteins. Soybeans have glycinins, potatoes have patatins, yams have dioscorins, and corn has zeins. While researchers have long been aware of sporamins—storage proteins in sweet potato—only recently has research shown some of their unique antioxidant properties. The potential health benefits of the sweet potato sporamins in helping prevent oxidative damage to our cells should not be surprising since sweet potatoes produce sporamins whenever subjected to physical damage to help promote healing.
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Monday, 14 November 2016


 Kiwi is a surprising little fruit, and is unlike any other. First, it's small and light brown in color with a fuzzy skin surface. Inside, the fruit is not only lime green and studded with tiny black seeds in an oval pattern when sliced, but it's also delicious, rather like the flavor of a strawberry. Peeled, sliced, and chilled, kiwi is an excellent addition to any fruit salad combination or by itself.The various health benefits of kiwi include;
Helping the  Digestion with Enzymes Raw kiwi contains actinidain, a protein-dissolving enzyme that can help digest a meal much like the papain in papaya or bromelain in pineapple.
 Helps Manage Blood Pressure Kiwi’s high level of potassium helps keep our electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.
 Protects from DNA Damage A study by Collins, Horska and Hotten showed that the unique combination of antioxidants in kiwi helps protect the cell DNA from oxidative damage. Some experts suggest this can help prevent cancer.
 Boosts Your Immunity Kiwi’s high vitamin C content along with other antioxidant compounds has been proven to boost the immune system.
Better Sleep: According to a study on the effects of kiwifruit consumption on sleep quality in adults with sleep problems, it was found that kiwi consumption may improve sleep onset, duration, and efficiency in adults with self-reported sleep disturbances.
Protection against Asthma Eating vitamin C-rich fruit such as kiwi may confer a significant protective effect against respiratory symptoms associated with asthma such as wheezing.A study published in Thorax that followed over 18,000 children aged 6-7 years living in Central and Northern Italy found that those eating the most citrus and kiwifruit (5-7 servings per week) had 44% less incidence of wheezing compared to children eating the least (less than once a week). Shortness of breath was reduced by 32%, severe wheeze by 41%, night time cough by 27%, chronic cough by 25%, and runny nose by 28%.
Children who had asthma when the study began appeared to benefit the most, and protective effects were evident even among children who ate fruit only once or twice a week.
 Supports Weight Loss Kiwi’s low glycemic index and high fiber content means it will not create a strong insulin rush like other fruit with high sugar contents—so the body will not respond by storing fat.
 Improves Digestive Health Kiwis are a great source of fiber. This prevents constipation and other intestinal problems. Numerous studies have reported that the kiwi may have a mild laxative effect and could be used as a dietary supplement especially for elderly individuals experiencing constipation. Regular consumption of kiwifruit was shown to promote bulkier, softer and more frequent stool production.
 Helps Clean Out Toxins The fuzzy fiber of kiwi helps bind and move toxins from your intestinal tract.
Juicy kiwi fruit on wooden background
Helps Fight Heart Disease Eating 2 to 3 kiwis a day has been shown to reduce the potential of blood clotting by 18 percent and reduce triglycerides by 15 percent. Many individuals take aspirin to reduce blood clotting, but this causes many side effects including inflammation and intestinal bleeding. Kiwi fruit has the same anti-clotting benefits with no side effects, just additional health benefits.
 Suitable For DiabeticsKiwi is in the ‘low’ category for glycemic index, meaning it does not raise your blood sugar quickly. It has a glycemic load of 4 which means it is safe for diabetics.
 Protects Against Macular Degeneration and Other Eye Problems Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in older adults. A study on over 110,000 men and women showed that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day decreased macular degeneration by 36 percent. This is thought to be associated with the kiwi’s high levels of lutein and zeaxanthin—both of which are natural chemicals found in the human eye. Although both fruits and vegetables were studied, this same effect was not shown for vegetables.
 Creates Alkaline Balance Kiwi is in the “most alkaline” category for fruits, meaning it has a rich supply of minerals to replace the excess of acidic foods most individuals consume. A few of the benefits of a properly acid/alkaline balanced body are: youthful skin, deeper sleep, abundant physical energy, fewer colds, less arthritis and reduced osteoporosis.
 Protects the Skin Kiwis are a good source of vitamin E, an antioxidant known to protect skin from degeneration.
Tastes Delicious Kiwis look and taste great. Kids often love them because they are so different from most fruits.For nutritional balance it is always good to eat a variety of foods. Each food has its own unique qualities and powers. The trouble with most people’s diet is that we eat such a limited number of foods, which limits the amount of nutrients we get.
 Has Fewer Pesticides Kiwi fruit is on the list of foods that are generally safe from a lot of pesticide residues. For 2016 it came in with the top 10 safest foods. While it is always good to support organic when you can as a matter of principle, it’s also good to know whether there is a big danger if organic is not available or viable for you.
Originating in China, proliferated in New Zealand and now cultivated across the globe, kiwi is a sweet little fruit that expands the diversity of your fruit plate by its color, flavor, and health advantages.

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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Health benefits of Bitter leaf

Studies conducted at the University of Texas have concluded that incorporating bitter leaf into your routine diet could reduce risk factors for such health conditions as breast cancer and type II diabetes. It is normal for African cuisine to contain bitter leaf as an ingredient. Even though it is called bitter, the taste is actually described as having a mild flavor. Bitter leaf carries several health benefits for many people around the globe who consume it regularly.

Even though many people are very familiar with bitter leaf, this type of food ingredient may be completely new to others. This food will grow anywhere, unlike other leaves that require specific temperatures and locations in order to maintain growth. Therefore, these leaves are able to flourish in any location.
Bitter leaf  is also known as Veronia Amygdalina in scientific parlance. It can be cooked ,juiced or chewed raw it is rich in proteins vitamins and minerals.
Battles against breast cancerAccording to, over 10 percent of all American females will develop breast cancer. In order to lower chances of developing breast cancer, maintaining a healthy weight, remaining physically active and maintaining a healthy diet are a few things that you can do. Adding bitter leaf in addition to that routine may also lessen the risk of breast cancer, according to the February 2004 edition of Experimental Biology and Medicine.
The plant has been widely used and recognized for its efficacy in preventing malaria .Drinking the juice alone is an antidote for malaria.consumption of the plant is helpful in increasing milk production in breast feeding mothers.It is also useful in treating sleeplessness. and boosting immune function,and management of cough.
Lowers cholesterol 
Using a bitter leaf extract supplement on animals during a study decreased bad (LDL) cholesterol by nearly half, while simultaneously raising good (HDL) cholesterol levels. There are no studies, however, providing a definitive determination of how bitter leaf will effect a human body's cholesterol levels.
Lymphatic cleanse
If you are a smoker or someone who is breathing second hand smoke, using bitter leaf is helpful for acting as a shield against the pollutants that pour from cigarettes while burning. Through the consumption of bitter leaf juice, smokers and those breathing second hand smoke can help protect themselves against the health dangers associated with the habit.
Contains essential fatty acids

It is important for a person's diet to contain linolenic and linoleic acid, because the body is unable to make them. Bitter leaf is able make these fats. According to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, when people consumed large quantities of linolenic and linoleic acid, they were at the lowest risk for cardiovascular disease when compared to those who did not.
High in antioxidants

Oxidation is constantly assaulting your system's cells. If this is left unchecked, precancerous cell formation could possibly arise. According to research conducted by and published in Food Chemistry, there are antioxidant properties found in bitter leaf that, when added to a person's diet, offer excellent disease-fighting properties.
While use of bitter leaf is not considered a cure-all, it does have proven benefits. The research studies listed above have proven that the benefits of adding bitter leaf to your diet on a routine basis outweigh any doubts that may exist.

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Thursday, 3 November 2016

7 ANTI- AGING FOODS( By Dr.Matt ,Biotrust Nutrition)

If you're over 40 and want to defy each passing year while promoting more youthful hair, nails and skin, the below 7 foods will help you stock up on some of the most powerful anti-aging nutrients around.

1.  Olive Oil - Not only do the monounsaturated fats contained in olive oil support healthy arteries and a healthy heart, but olive oil also contains polyphenols, a potent anti-oxidant that may help prevent a number of age-related diseases.  We recommend organic extra virgin olive oil for the most anti-aging bang for your buck.

2.  Red Wine - That's right, a glass of wine daily may indeed have a positive effect on your health due to its resveratrol content, a unique anti-oxidant that can help fight against diabetes, heart disease, and age-related memory loss.

3.  Beans - The unique proteins in beans thicken and strengthen your hair cells, so you can enjoy a full head of hair as you lengthen your years. :)

4.  Brazil Nuts - Brazil nuts are rich in selenium, a mineral which aids in the production of the anti-oxidant glutathione to help slow down the skin aging process.  Just 2 nuts a day will provide you with enough selenium to reap its anti-aging benefits.

5.  Tomatoes - Tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which has been shown to support heart health and healthy cholesterol levels as you age.  Lycopene also acts as a natural sun block to keep skin youthful and protected from harmful UV rays.

6.  Raspberries & Blueberries - These two berries contain important anti-oxidants to help offset inflammation and oxidative stress that contribute to skin aging and wrinkles.  Just one serving of either or these berries contains more anti-oxidants than 10 servings of most other fruits and vegetables!

7.  Organic Eggs - Despite the bad rap eggs get because of their cholesterol content, which is based on completely erroneous science, eggs are rich in biotin and iron which help to promote healthy, youthful skin and hair.
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Is it possible to get pregnant while menstruating? By Indira IVF •

Quite a lot of people mistakenly believe that sex during menstruation does not cause pregnancy. However, IVF doctors from the top infertility centers and IVF hospitals claim that this 
is very far from the truth.

Menstruation, also addressed as periods or menses, is a natural phenomenon that occurs
 in woman's life. But what exactly is menstruation? According to experienced 
gynecologists and experts from admired Fertility clinics in Delhi, the ovaries in a woman's
 body expel an egg every month. This process is called ovulation. Before ovulation, the 
uterine wall gets thickened in order to prepare it for fertilization and the consequent
 implantation of the egg. If the egg is not fertilized by a sperm within a day or up to
 48 hours of ovulation, it is expelled out of the body along with the blood that had 
lined the uterine wall. This is when a woman menstruates. 

Menstruation lasts for two to eight days for most women and repeats after a gap of 28 to
 32 days. It is believed that since an egg is expelled out of the body in menstruation, sexual 
intercourse during this time will not result in pregnancy. Conversely, the gap between
 every menstrual cycle varies in different women. It may be 28 in some and 30 in others 
while 32-35 in the rest. In some women, ovulation might occur shortly after
 menstruation such as within two to three days from menstruation because of their short
 duration of menstruation cycle. In such a case, if a couple have sex during menstruation,
 the sperms can survive for three to five days, can stay in the body of the female and 
would still be capable of fertilizing the egg that will be produced by the ovaries around
 the same time. Thus, the chances of fertilization are high.

In addition, some women experience light bleeding or spotting during ovulation. This is
 completely normal and nothing to worry about.  Nonetheless, many of these women
 mistake it to be their period. Having unprotected sexual intercourse during this time 
based on the aforementioned myth can absolutely result in pregnancy.  

Additionally, if the couple has indulged in sexual intercourse during the female's
 periods and are worried about conceiving. Then they must keep an eye on certain 
symptoms of implantation or pregnancy such as bleeding, dizziness, nausea and others
 indicating a successful implantation or nausea, swelling, excessive craving, 
vertigos and more indicating a pregnancy.   

In addition, chief doctors and IVF experts argue that the best option to prevent pregnancy
 at any stage of the menstrual cycle is using precautions like condoms, birth control pills 
and others.

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Friday, 12 August 2016

Why Men Should Eat Berries And Citrus Fruits

While women are more worried about their weight and beauty, men are constantly worried about their manliness. They tend to have concerns about their blood circulation to the privates and their stamina levels.
Men love to take pride in growing muscles, possessing good energy levels and staying productive. Well, when it comes to enjoying such benefits, diet plays an important role.
In this post, let us discuss why men must include berries and citrus fruits in their diet to enjoy better health.
The flavonoids present in them can cure erectile dysfunction. Many studies claim that men who consume berries and citrus fruits can prevent erectile dysfunction.Eating berries and citrus fruits regularly can also prevent cardiovascular risks and blood pressure.
Flavonoids can enhance blood circulation and can also help in maintaining healthy blood vessels. Both your brain and your privates get enough of blood.Certain studies also indicate that berries can prevent urinary tract infection. So, men can include berries and citrus fruits in their daily diet.
Berries also help you maintain healthy weight. Even citrus fruits play an important role in maintaining healthy metabolism.Certain studies claim that consuming berries and citrus fruits may also reduce the desire to drink alcohol or smoke. Men may need to kick those habits to retain their manliness.
They also help prevent Alzheimer’s. Berries can prevent age related brain deterioration.

Friday, 20 May 2016

Gynecological Cancer Symptoms that Should Never Be Ignored• By Ben Tennyson •

A majority of people who die from medical complications could have been saved. This is only if they had had the issues diagnosed well in advance. A good number of young, vibrant women lose their lives to cancer every single year. This is because the cancers were diagnosed at their advanced stages. This makes them difficult to treat. Female cancers such as breast, cervical and ovarian cancers are among the leading causes of death in women today. This is why it is important to seek the services that holistic gynecology NYC has to offer.
Gynecology is one of the most sensitive forms of medical care. Generally, medical care is a sensitive field because you will be dealing with people's issues and secrets and their lives are in your hands. Gynecology involves assessing the most secret aspects of an individual. These medical practitioners want to know about your sex life and sometimes even your sexual orientation. They are going to be dealing with the most intimate parts of your body. This is not easy for most patients but then it is important.

Cancer symptoms that must be addressed

Breast cancer is probably one of the easiest to detect. In fact, you might be able to detect it on your own at home. When you feel a lump in your breasts, then you need to be checked instantly. The checkup will reveal what kind of lumps are present; are they cancerous or benign? It is worth mentioning that not all breast lumps are cancerous. This is why it is important to seek the care of your gynecologist. They are in a better position to advise you on what needs to be done next. Lumps in the breast however need to be treated as medical emergencies.

Between-period bleeding is never normal. Therefore, when you pay a visit to your doctor, you should notify them if you are spotting between them. Bleeding that comes about and is not as a result of your usual monthly cycle can be caused by so many factors. What you want your doctor to do is rule out the possibility of endometrial cancer- cancer of the uterine lining. If you are bleeding after menopause, then you should be checked as well.

With the best holistic gynecology  has to offer, you will not get pap smears and some other painful cancer diagnostic methods done on you. They are going to be checking for skin changes as well. Moles on the skin and some other spots are a common sign of skin cancer. Women are more prone to skin cancers than men are. This is because of cosmetics that are used by women. Holistic gynecology does not focus only on the reproductive health; they take into consideration the general health of the individual. When that mole on your skin changes in shape, size or color, then that could probably be cancer and you do not want to wait for it.

Another symptom that you should not ignore is abdominal pain that makes it hard to walk. There is the abdominal pain that comes with menstrual cramps, but then there is also that one that comes with cervical cancer and other gynecological cancers. If you have a persistent pain in your abdominal region, you might want to pay a visit to your gynecologist as soon as possible.


Keeping in touch with your gynecologist is one of the best things that you can do for yourself as a woman. There are ob-gyn clinics that are offering 24 hour urgent care in the event that you have a gynecological emergency. You simply need to get to the clinic and you will receive the medical treatment that you need.
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Friday, 29 April 2016

Energy and Sports Drinks Damage Tooth Enamel • By josephwilliams •

If you are one of our Westend orthodontics patients, we want you to know about
the dangers posed by energy and sports drinks.  While most of us know that sodas
 are bad for us, many do not realize that energy and sports drinks can be just as
These drinks are quite tempting.  When you are feeling tired and just need that
extra boost of energy, it is hard to turn down an energy drink that promises to get
your juice flowing.  And when you are exhausted from working out, wouldn't you
 think that sports drinks are the best option? 
But they aren't, especially if you are concerned about the health of your teeth—
which most of our braces and Invisalign patients in Westend are.  The problem
with these drinks is that they can cause permanent damage to tooth enamel,
increasing your risk for many dental health problems, including cavities. 
A recent study has proven what dentists and orthodontists have long known.  This
 study soaked tooth enamel in 13 different energy and sports drinks for 15 minutes
a day, then soaked it in artificial saliva four times a day over the course of five days.  The researchers discovered that all of the drinks damaged the enamel, but the energy
 drinks damaged it at twice the rate of the sports drinks. 
If you drink these drinks, your best bet is to drop them from your diet and replace them with water; this is our recommendation to all of our Westend orthodontics patients.  If you really need the
 pick-me-up of caffeine, tea will generally be your best option, assuming you do not
load it up with sugar.  However, if you choose not to quit drinking these drinks, there are steps that you must take to protect your teeth.
First, reduce your use of these drinks as much as possible.  Even one drink each
day has the potential to cause a lot of harm, so the less you drink, the better off
you are.  When you do drink them, swish with water and spit the water out, trying
 to remove as much of the residue as possible.  Then, chew a piece of sugar-free
gum.  Avoid brushing for about an hour since the acid in these drinks soften the
enamel, making it easier to damage. 
If you are one of our braces or Invisalign patients in Westend, contact us about
 energy and sports drink alternatives.
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Monday, 18 April 2016

Important things to know about an ear ache ( By Mike Nielsen)

In this article I will show you the basic symptoms associated with ear aches and some simple ideas for what you can do to prevent you and your loved ones from experiencing this awful feeling associated from having an ear ache. What causes an ear ache?

While ear aches are most commonly found in children, they are something that
everyone experiences at one time or another. The most common causes of ear aches are otitis media, an infection of the middle ear, or otitis externa, an inflammation of the outer ear canal. Ear aches are usually caused by either a minor injury to the ear canal or by fluid that becomes trapped in the inner ear. Swimming, bathing, or just by using those all so common cotton-tipped swabs can cause bacteria to grow and lead to discomfort and pain in the ear canal. This can lead to a swelling of the Eustachian tube (a small tube that connects the ear to the nose that regulates the pressure in the ear). As the Eustachian tube swells it can no longer drain through the nose and throat and the pressure in the ear will then build up causing extreme discomfort and pain. Ear aches are usually result from a complication to a cold and are not contagious.
What are the symptoms of an ear ache?

Symptoms of an ear ache can include all or any of the following:
  • Severe, Stabbing pain
  • Hearing loss
  • Itching
  • Fever
  • Buildup if fluid behind the eardrum
  • Nausea, or vomiting
  • Swelling of the ear
  • Ringing or buzzing sound
  • Fluids draining from the ear
How do I get rid of an ear ache?

Methods for treating ear aches are limited in number so obviously, prevention
is much better than the cure. However, if you already have an ear ache there
are a few things that you can try to alleviate it. Taking painkillers and eardrops
can help to subside the pain. Antibiotics are also available if the cause of
the ear ache is due to an infection. However, you must not forget to take the
doses and you should take the antibiotic until the bottle is empty or all the
pills are used. Don't save any antibiotics from one illness to another
as they tend to lose their strength.
What can I do to prevent ear aches?

While there is no way to completely keep anyone from getting an ear ache, there are several ways to help prevent them. By regularly cleaning you nasal passages you can reduce your chances of "catching" an ear ache. Also, constant movement of the jaw by chewing gum will help to keep things working smoothly and draining properly. Other things like covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and by using a clean tissue every time will assist you in preventing an ear ache.
Ear aches are very unpleasant and something that everyone should seek to prevent rather than wait to treat. You are now well aware of the causes of an ear ache, symptoms you may have when you have an ear ache, and most importantlyHealth Fitness Articles, what you can do to prevent ear aches.
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Friday, 18 March 2016

Does Food Have An Impact on How Your Thyroid Functions(by Krish Leo)

There's no such thing as a hyperthyroidism diet, yet what you eat matters. when your thyroid organ creates an excessive amount of hormone can not be avoided or treated however eat less carbs alone. It's frequently treated with doctor prescribed medication.
What to Eat to Keep Your Weight And Your Metabolism Running Smoothly? Apples
An apple a day keeps the doctor away is something I think most of us have heard. Your thyroid easily absorbs mercury, chemically similar to iodine - a component the thyroid needs. But, we all also know that mercury is no good, so what to do? Grapefruits, oranges, peaches an specifically whole apples are all rich in pectin, a gelatin-like fiber that like a soap flushes out toxic compounds in the urine. Additionally, pectin limits the amount of fat your cells can absorb. The more the better; four pieces of whole fruits including the peels and you are all set.
You need iodine for your thyroid and in the western world iodine is added to the salt. So eat more salt? No, not really as to much salt is not good for you. Instead, try seaweed, specifically brown seaweed, which contains alginate, a compound that can suppress the digestion of fat in the gut. A tablespoon of seaweed or a couple of sushi rolls every week is all you need.
Low in selenium? A sluggish thyroid could be due to increased need of selenium, which is an essential element and functions sort of like a starter button for your thyroid. Solution: Eat one Brazil nut per day, which contains about 80 micrograms selenium and all your needs should be met. Bonus: Nuts are rich in L-arginine, an amino acid research shows may help blast belly fat.
Oh, these lovely oysters! Eat one for your metabolism and five more just to feel good. Oysters are one of the best sources of zink, critical to maintain a healthy thyroid. Deficiencies are likely to result in a slow metabolism. Supplementing your food intake with zink has shown to get weight loss back on track. One study found that obese people who consumed 30 mg of zinc per day (just six raw oysters) had improved body mass indices, lost weight and additionally showed improved cholesterol levels.
Animal Protein
If you lack tyrosine and maybe suffers from vitamin B12 deficiency, both of which are common in people with a sluggish thyroid, eat meat. Animal protein, and specifically chicken contains amino acids, particularly tyrosine, the major component to build thyroid, and dopamine, both of which are crucial for weight management. If your thyroid is underactive, the reason could be a lack of tyrosine. As a consequence you may gain weight as a lack of tyrosine and dopamine is associated with food cravings. If you do not eat mammals and birds, you can also find tyrosine in dairy products and leafy greens.
A spoonful of yogurt is your protective shield for your thyroid, because yogurt is naturally rich in vitamin D. And here is the point; researchers believe that a lack of vitamin D may lead to thyroid diseases and obesity. It is believed that over 90% of patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system turns against the body's own tissues lacks vitamin D. Researchers say that this vitamin has immunity-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties that protect the thyroid from damage. As a bonus, this delicious food contains live and active cultures that are good for your stomach.
Salmon is the king of fish, at least when it comes to boost your metabolism. Most cases of underactive thyroid are due to inflammation of the gland, and salmon boasts significant anti-inflammatory properties because of its rich omega-3 fatty acid content. In one study, researchers found that of all treasures in the ocean, salmon had the most positive effects on weight loss and reduced inflammation in the thyroid, better than cod, fish oil and of course a no-fish diet at all. Bonus; the fishy fatty acids may also signal thyroid cells in the liver to burn more fat.
Green Tea
Coffee drinker? Well, next time you should try some green tea, which may be the healthiest beverage on the planet. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body. Green tea is a major metabolism booster and a very effective fat burner. Skip the soda in exchange for some of this drink and lose the belly fat. The magic word is catechins, an antioxidant that triggers the release of fat from fat cells. This brew signals to the liver to accelerate the burning of fat into energy. Bonus include improved brain function, lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.
Olive oil
Our bodies need healthy oils and dietary fat in order to lose weight and function properly. These foods help us to speed nutrients through our bodies, maximize the metabolism and control the hunger feeling. Not many know that monounsaturated fats found in olive oil can actually help the body to burn calories. Extra virgin olive oil may also increase blood levels of serotonin, a hormone associated with satiety, a feeling of wellbeing after a meal.
Contrary to popular belief, the egg yolk is actually good for you. New studies suggests that a consumption of two whole eggs per day, including the yolk, has no negative effect of a person's lipid (fat) profile and may actually improve it. The yolk contains choline, that attacks the gene mechanism that that triggers your body to store fat around your liver. Additionally, it contains other metabolism-stoking nutrients, including fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids.
Worried about cholesterol? Recent studies suggests that daily consumption of calcium, which milk has plenty of, improves your metabolism and thereby the burning of fat. Another study showed that increased consumption of calcium from dairy products (not from supplements) caused the fat to leave the bodies with the feces. That's practical!
Antioxidants in fresh fruits and vegetables can help neutralize some free radicals, which destroy cells and DNA, causing a variety of health issues. But avocado is the wonder fruit packed with multiple good things for our well-being. As a starter, it contains metabolism-enhancing monounsaturated fat, which is the healthy alternative to the trans fats and refined polyunsaturated fats you find in most processed foods. But that is just the beginning. Every single one of these fruits are also full with fiber and free-radical-killing antioxidants, but cannot reach your mitochondria, often times referred to as the powerhouses of the cells as they generate the energy that our cells need to do their jobs. However, monounsaturated-rich oil pressed directly from avocado can help mitochondria survive attacks.
Brocolly is made of a fiber that's been shown to increase TEF (the Thermic Effect of Food, (defined as the increase in metabolic rate after ingestion of a meal). Broccoli also effectively "switches off" genetically cancer genesBusiness Management Articles, leading to the targeted death of cancer cells and slowing of disease progression. One recent study found that men who ate three or more half-cup servings of broccoli per week had a 41 percent decreased risk for prostate cancer as compared to men who ate fewer than one serving per week. Broccoli also contains both Calcium and vitamin C.
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Sunday, 6 March 2016

Bloating - 60+ Million People Live With It, What Can Be Done?(by Linda Enright)

Do you live with chronic bloating? Would you guess that 1 in 5 of your friends and family may as well? It is one of the most prevalent symptoms that we endure - when you wake up, after each meal, and ...
Do you live with chronic bloating? Would you guess that 1 in 5 of your friends and family may as well? It is one of the most prevalent symptoms that we endure - when you wake up, after each meal, and getting worse and worse throughout the day. Statistics show that about 20% of the U.S. population has bloating. I would think that is a low estimate. The digestive system isn't the sexiest of systems in the body, and people are embarrassed to talk about it. But the chronic symptoms that so many people are living with can be changed!
I lived with IBS and bloating for years. It is the reason I chose to study nutrition. I never got answers, no one had a solution for me. Not only did I regularly feel physically uncomfortable, I felt emotionally uncomfortable because it was embarrassing! The desire for stretchy pants that put no pressure on my gut; I often felt like I wanted to pull the skin away from my stomach to release the constant pressure of bloating.
One client of mine described the relief in this way, "I can finally take a breath." The pressure of constant bloating made her feel like she could never really breathe deeply. The changes to her diet and healing her gut not only allowed her to breathe, the IBS was gone and she lost weight too!
Why does bloating occur?
There are many reasons why you might experience it:
  1. food sensitivities causing chronic inflammation
  2. a damaged gut preventing nutrients from being properly broken down and absorbed
  3. stress
  4. "standard American diet" - too much food high in sugar, fat and salt; highly processed foods containing ingredients that cause digestive distress for many, eating meals very fast
  5. bacterial overgrowth
  6. intestinal parasites
Solutions to chronic bloating
Each individual is different so, of course, the solution will be unique to each person.
• When someone lives with a multitude of symptoms and may also have IBS, food sensitivity testing with creation of an individually tailored anti-inflammatory diet is extremely effective. Once the body is not constantly being bombarded with inflammatory foods it can begin the healing process.
  • If living on the "standard American diet," simply cleaning up the diet - eliminating highly processed foods, slowing down and nourishing the body well can solve the problem.
  • Stress is not an occasional occurrence today it is what many live with 24/7. Stress absolutely can go to the gut. It may create a symptom and it may create long term damage. Stress may not be avoidable, but it can be managed well with relaxation, meditation and simply breathing!
  • If damage to the gut has occurred a healing protocol is required. This will include an anti-inflammatory diet protocol, but also may include nutrients specifically beneficial for healing the gut tissue.
  • Bacterial overgrowth or intestinal parasites may require medication to heal before a nourishing diet and stress management can create the right balance.
There can be more serious conditions related to bloating, so talking with your doctor is important. But when you have eliminated all other causesHealth Fitness Articles, it's time to dig deeper. Stop living in discomfort. On the other side - you can breathe!


Lynda Enright, MS, RD, CLT is certified as a Wellness Coach and LEAP Therapist who partners with individuals who want to look and feel amazing. Lynda helps individuals improve their health by addressing each individual as the whole person finding the causes of weight gain, fatigue, bloating, acid reflux, congestion, brain fog or achy joints.
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