The Effect Spices Can Have On Inflammatory Conditions!
We shouldn’t ignore the body’s signs. Have you ever noticed that when an injury happens your body tends to swell up? Our body’s natural reaction to various kinds of injuries is swelling or redness of the infected part. This automatic response of our body is known as inflammation. Basically there are two types of inflammation: Acute and Chronic. Acute inflammation is the localized response to any injuries. This reaction will help the injured body tissues to heal and restore their functions. If the inflammation stays in your body for a long time, then it is known as chronic inflammation. It is generally caused because of any infection, allergy or any autoimmune reaction. There are many anti inflammatory drugs which are generally used for reducing inflammation. But regular use of drugs normally results in side effects. The more common side effects from prolonged drug medications are indigestion, stomach ulcers; it can affect the liver and kidneys, as well as hypertension, stroke etc.Cough Syrups for Children – To Give or Not to Give?
I know most parents don’t take a child to see the paediatrician for a simple cold and they give the “usual” medications themselves. There are however a majority of people who go around saying that these medicines don’t work and worse that they “hold the cough”,’ “aggravate the cough” and do more harm than good.Genetics And Healthy Food
Hereditary diseases, also known as inherited diseases or genetic disorders, are diseases that are passed on from one generation to another through defective genes.The chromosomes in humans are responsible for passing the traits from the parent to the offspring. There are thousands of genes on the pair of chromosomes, X and Y, and each gene carries a trait. Usually genes carry normal traits, but sometimes due to reasons unknown, the genes get altered resulting in a ‘mutant’ gene.Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle
It is great to see that Spring is definitely on the way. Now is the time to seriously focus on the Spring cleaning of the refrigerator and pantry. I agree with you–it can be a grungy job but it’s one that has to be done. It is a great chance to clear out the clutter of fossil foodstuffs beyond their date of optimum quality and nutrients. We’ve all looked into the ‘fridge and found a container that we were convinced was a science experiment! Some things probably need to go for good, some you’ll need to replenish ensuring that you have plenty of the right stuff on hand to aim for a healthier lifestyle. Here are some of my picks to stock for good health.National Nutrition Month: New Changes Ahead for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans
It’s National Nutrition month, and what better way to celebrate than to get excited about the upcoming changes to the Dietary Guidelines? I know, it might sound a little dry, but there really is reason to take an interest. Some BIG and much needed revisions are on the horizon.Bananas, What Are They Good for?
Bananas sure get a bad rap, don’t they? I can’t even tell you how many clients have looked at me and said, “I heard bananas are bad for you, so I don’t eat them,” and then proceed to fill me in on all the high carb, processed foods they do eat which somehow are much healthier or more acceptable than a banana. Why no love for the banana?7 Ways to Make Breakfast Better
In your busy life, do you take the time for breakfast every day? Breakfast is important for many reasons: it fuels your body for the day getting your body’s engine (your metabolism) revved up, it prevents overeating later in the day, and with the right choices it can help keep your head clear for a productive day.Top Tips for Starting a Healthy Lifestyle
Can the dietary choices you make throughout your day have an affect on your health? Improve your overall health by eating smarter. Learn what is in your food sources and understand what to avoid and what to eat. Here are some tips to a healthier lifestyle.5 Health Reasons to Eat Jerusalem Artichokes or Sunchokes
Jerusalem artichokes have properties that are beneficial to humans. Discover five main health reasons you should add them to your diet.Simple Heart Healthy Habits You Can Try
Achieving a healthy and fit body can be difficult these days. Thus, annual checkup is a must. It is through annual or regular checkup that illnesses, usually those detrimental, can be detected. With that said, these illnesses can be prevented or perhaps cured in its early stages.Lemon Water and 4 Steps for a Healthy Alternative to the First Thing Cuppa
How many of us crave for that early morning cup of tea or coffee as soon as possible after the eyelids open? What’s the attraction?… It’s probably that the early morning mouth is so dry it desperately needs a liquid. The first thought is to put the kettle on and have a quick brew, and that caffeine appears to help the mind get into gear and it gives you a kick start for the day.Health Benefits of Antioxidants
Antioxidants are found naturally in many foods, especially foods and vegetables. They are also found in supplementary form. Examples of anti oxidants and their dietary sources are listed below: