The secret I’m about to share will make you never reach for any kind of juice or chilled coffee drinks. Cucumber water is one way to stay healthy and refresh. It’s easy to make once you have your cucumber, just wash it thoroughly, slice it, and place the slices in a pitcher filled with water and place it in your refrigerator for some time, so the water can become infused with flavor, after an hour is ready for consumption.
Cucumber Water Helps in Treatment of Blood Pressure
Cucumber has mild diuretic properties owing to its high potassium and water content that regulate the blood pressure and treat both high and low blood pressure. Potassium increase and decrease of sodium intake can reduce your blood pressure by a small amount. Sometimes not drinking enough water or drinking way too much water can also increase blood, so it’s essential to balance your water intake.
Cucumber Water Gives a Youthful look
Cucumbers help your body fight free radicals, due to their antioxidant content thereby slowing down aging and enhancing your body’s ability to fight disease. Although not as high
By the age of two years, the kid should be eating three healthy meals a day along with snacks. Offer food with different flavors and textures to your child. Offer finger food to your child as at this age kids love to eat on their own. A child continues to develop his or her feeding skills, encourage new foods and flavor combinations. Here are a few healthy snack ideas which can be added to daily meal of a Kid:
• Wheat Fruit Pancakes
Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes
Ingredients: Wheat Flour, milk, seasonal fruits, sugar (optional), butter/ghee, honey
Method: Chop all dry fruits into small pieces. Mix Ragi powder, milk, and sugar in a bowl and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Brush the pan with butter and pour half a ladle of batter on the pan. Cook it properly from both the sides. Set aside to cool it down. Layer it with banana slices and drizzle honey on the pancake.
Note: Make sure your kid is not allergic to any dry fruits. You may use the dry fruit powder in it instead of pieces. You
Essiac tea is an alternative health drink that is getting a lot of attention lately. It’s a tea that is comprised of several herbal elements include burdock, rhubarb, elm bark, and many other elements. It has been traced to being a major drink of indigenous tribes in North America. Researchers have been studying the drink for some time, and it has been shown to help the body in a number of ways. Drinking this on a regular basis could very well help with the following 10 benefits.
The first major benefit is in regard to the liver. The blend of herbs helps with cleaning the liver of toxicity. It can flush toxicity through the liver, and process it through the urine. With this tea, some individuals may see a reversal of issues related to jaundice. Which is a disease of the liver. While it’s not a miracle cure, it does support liver function, enzymes, and the removal of toxicity that can end up traveling through the body’s digestive tract. It can help boost immune
Summer is upon us and many families indulge in lazy days by the pool or the beach during this time. However, if you’ve allowed your child to play outdoors without adequate sun protection, you’ve taken an enormous health risk.
Andrea Cambio, MD, FAAD, a board-certified paediatric dermatologist says, “It only takes one severe sunburn to potentially double your child’s chances of getting melanoma later in life. We really need to buckle down and protect our young.”
Do you remember your baby’s silk smooth skin? When your child is outdoors, the ultra-violet rays of the sun can easily damage the skin leading to wrinkles and possibly cancer in future. Always keep in mind that there is no such thing as a healthy tan because tanning is a sign of sun damage.
So quite naturally, the foremost question that may come to your mind is at what age is it right to start using sunscreen on your baby?
Prior to 6 months, it is best to avoid sunscreen usage on your baby with exception to those particular products that contain only zinc oxide as the only active ingredient. Use only on the exposed parts of your baby’s body. Additionally, use shaded clothing as the primary protection
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD is a chronic digestive disorder which occurs when the stomach content or acid flows back into the esophagus or food pipe. It affects the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) & results in heartburn or acid indigestion. It produces a harsh burning sensation which radiates through the chest, throat & neck. According to the doctors & surgeons of the best laparoscopic surgery hospitals, GERD may occur due to a hiatal hernia, excessive smoking, drinking alcohol, obesity & pregnancy as well. Most patients suffering from GERD can experience relief through changes in diet, lifestyle & eating habits. However, if the disease is severe & the hernia is strangulated then the patients may require a Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery along with prescribed medications.
The Laparoscopic Antireflux Surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which repairs the gastroesophageal reflux by creating mechanism valve at the bottom of the esophagus. The treatment results in the reduction of reflux or back flow of stomach acids into the esophagus. It also heals & prevents future damages to the lining of the esophagus. The patients will also be able to get rid of other health diseases including GERD from coming back.
Most surgeons & doctors of the
When you break a bone, the approach is to ensure that the broken pieces are put back into position and immobilized until new material forms and fuses with the surrounding tissue. Sometimes, it can be necessary for the orthopedic surgeon to put the broken bone in its original position. This procedure is referred to as reduction.
Typically, fractures heal by knitting the two ends of the break together, as the new material forms around the edges of the break. However, the treatment for fractures is dependent on the location of the break and whether the fracture is open or closed.
Types Of Treatment For Broken Bones
Orthopedic doctors use a range of treatment options. Some of the most common treatment approaches for are as follows:
• Immobilizing Cast: A cast, usually made out of fiberglass or plaster of Paris, is molded around the break to keep it in the right position to facilitate healing.
• Functional Cast: Sometimes, it becomes necessary to allow restricted movement of the neighboring joints. In which case, the doctors will use a functional cast to facilitate controlled movement of the joints.
• Traction: Using a constant pulling action, the broken bone is put into position so that healing can
Parents tend to take their children to the doctor at the earliest sign of illness. But it’s easy to forget that, even as adults, some sicknesses need medical attention. If any of these signs appear, it’s probably best to head to a physician.
Having a bit of congestion during a cold is normal. But when this symptom escalates, especially if it becomes difficult to pull in air, it can be the sign of either an intense cold or something entirely different. At its worse, this can be the sign of an infection where medical attention is time sensitive.
Similarly to congestion, vomiting is only a serious symptom if it is intense or persistent. Continued vomiting is a sign that there is something dangerous in the body that needs to be quickly expelled, and thus, it can be a symptom of serious complications. Also, in cases of prolonged vomiting, the body can become seriously dehydrated and malnourished. A physician can address underlying problems before the situation becomes too drastic.
Severe Allergies or Asthma
Especially in the case of children, severe allergies or asthma can be the sign of something far more dangerous. Although asthma or allergy problems aren’t uncommon, if they seem more
Whenever you grab your remote and turn on the TV, there are numerous ads promoting various herbal supplements and offers for exotic fruit extracts. These offers are said to boost your immune system, but don’t you wonder if there is really any truth behind these claims?
The word “boost” means to strengthen or increase something. However, researchers tell us that we can’t “increase” or add to our immune system. But, we can ensure that our immune system is performing at its optimal efficiency.
When you consider that your immune system is not just one organ, but an interconnected system of organs. Therefore, whenever you refer to the “immune system,” you may really be referring to your immune response.
The immune response is a protective process where your body’s defense forces actively recognize invading bacteria, viruses and fungi. It then releases armies of antibodies that tag the invaders so the macrophages and phagocytes can surround the invaders and devour them.
When your immune system is boosted, you want your immune response to be efficient in recognizing antigens, and to repel and eliminate any disease or infection.
10 Natural Ways You Can Improve Your Immunity
1. “Eat healthy.” Eat a lot of vegetables and fruits. Stay away from
Here are three reasons why you might be feeling that way and you may want to look into changing it if you want better habits! Stay healthy with good sleep and feel energized.
Too Much Sleep
What am I talking about that if you sleep more you feel more exhausted?! That sounds ridiculous and I know that no one wants to hear it but that is true. Scientists call oversleeping drunkenness because it feels sort of like a hangover. When you sleep too much, you’re throwing off that biological clock, and it starts telling the cells a different story than what they’re actually experiencing, inducing a sense of fatigue. You might be crawling out of bed at 11am, but your cells started using their energy cycle at seven. This is all very similar to jet lag, if you have ever experienced it. But oversleep isn’t just going to ruin your day. If you’re oversleeping on the regular, you could be putting yourself at risk for diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
The infamous put your phone down or laptop away before you lay down for bed. OH NO! You can’t miss out on your nightly scroll through Facebook to see what everyone
Silver may be a precious metal you know about already. But did you know that there are healing properties to it, when you use it as a holistic medication? Colloidal silver can help with a variety of different ailments, and it will give you a new view of health. It has been used for thousands of years to stimulate good health, and a variety of other benefits. It’s with that in mind that the following may be worth investigating a bit. The following are the top 10 benefits and uses of colloidal silver today.
The first major benefit has everything to do with the reversal of inflammation in the body. Often times, when you feel pain in your body, it’s due in large part to the fact that you have tissues that are inflamed and are difficult to manage. When you take a pain reliever, it’s anti-inflammatory in nature. Silver can do the same, only it’s done with easier recovery, few to no side effects, and can actually prevent inflammation from starting. That’s right, before your body gets inflamed tissue, you can thwart it, and that’s due to the anti-inflammatory elements of this solution.
Reverse Ear Infections
Infections of the ear can
After giving birth to my second child, I was what the doctor labeled obese. I knew I was overweight, but after my six-week follow-up I looked at the numbers on the scale and thought that while they still seemed high, they didn’t put me into the obese category. I waited almost a year before taking action to get the pounds off.
My family and I eat sit-down meals together daily. It was a ritual I grew up with that gave me time to talk to my family and bond with my siblings. Today, it is even more important to take that time together, but with our busy schedules sometimes it isn’t possible for some families. Mine usually does, though, and I guess I thought that because we were not eating out all the time we were eating healthy meals.
After joining a weight-loss program, I actually became educated on what is involved in a healthy lifestyle – and food is just one of the factors. I was shocked to learn what an actual serving size is, and even more shocked that one would actually fill me up. And who ever knew that when counting calories you needed to include liquids as well?
Somewhere in Asia, an herb called ginseng is famously grown. Naturally, ginseng is not found in its red form it undergoes a certain process to attain its desired color. Normally, red ginseng is produced by processing the roots of Korean ginseng. However, according to native Asians, a certain process is followed in order to produce a red ginseng. There are different variations of red ginseng such as but not limited to the following: Korean, Chinese, Red Panax. One of the best ginseng is Red Panax Ginseng. It can be manufactured when a panax ginseng is heated, by steaming or through a direct exposure to sunlight.
Ginseng is best suitable to a climate and soil found in Far East Asia. The herb is grown mainly in Korea, due to its suitable climate and soil found in the region. According to the latest statistics, Korean ginseng is labeled as the most famous ginseng all over the world. They are is labeled as the most expensive ginseng in the world, because of the tedious processes, and the time it needs to undergo in order to attain its best quality. Although it is known for its expensiveness, red ginseng is still commonly used by health
Hello everyone, my name is Kyle and I am going to share with you what I have learned about the misperception that you are living fit as opposed to actually living fit.
A year ago, living fit to me was going to the gym 3 days a week and working on arms, legs, chest, the usual. I just went to the gym because it was the masculine thing to do and lots of people did it. It also “kept me in shape”, at least I thought. I started to question if I was actually living a “healthy” lifestyle during the winter time. For the 3rd year in a row I got very sick and ended up being hospitalized. Some of you may experience the same conditions. All I thought was that I got sick from the cold weather. Little did I know that there were many more reasons as to why I was hospitalized. For days I would sit in my bed with troubled breathing which I thought was all due to asthma. This turned out to be wrong.
As I questioned myself I ended up doing extensive research on what can make people sick in the winter. It ended up being
According to a recent study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, those who skip breakfast are more likely to experience atherosclerosis, aka hardening of the arteries, than those who ate a daily, healthy meal in the morning. 1
The connection, it appears, is that those who are breakfast skippers tend to have more unhealthy diets and lifestyles than those who don’t. They found in the study that overall, those who opt to skip breakfast had poorer diets, were more likely to have high blood pressure or be overweight, and were more likely to smoke or consume alcohol in excess. All of these factors lead to an increased risk for atherosclerosis. Lack of breakfast is not the cause, per se, but an indicator of other health habits.
Now, when I read the study synopsis I was suddenly reminded of another study I recently perused. It linked low potassium intake with hardening of the arteries.2 I got to thinking. Does lack of a morning meal also mean less nutrient intake overall, and therefore decreased intake of critical nutrients for heart health?
Think about it. If you are skipping an entire meal, one that for most provides roughly one quarter to one third
When choosing packaged foods, it’s important to read the labels. This can be time consuming but worth it. To save time, try focusing specifically on foods low in sugar, low in salt and high in protein. Stay away from anything containing high fructose corn syrup which is an unnecessary sugar additive. Why do we even need sugar in bread? Foods with the fewest ingredients are best. If you don’t know what an ingredient is, chances are it’s not good for you.
Marketing techniques labeling foods as Lite, gluten free, healthy or wheat may not always be the healthiest choice. As an educated consumer you should know the difference. Many so called “wheat” products may not be whole grain or made from whole wheat. The first ingredient should be whole wheat flour. Wheat flour, unbleached wheat flour, multigrain, enriched, and stone-ground wheat flour are alternative ways of saying “refined white flour.”
To save you some time in the grocery store, I’ve compiled a list of packaged healthy foods that can also save you money. Here are 6 packaged foods that I recommend:
1. Canned beans. Opt for the low salt version if you can. Always rinse the beans thoroughly to wash away any unnecessary
I called my friend, also named Lisa, who lives in Houston, Texas. Hurricane Harvey’s devastation had not only hit Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, but many communities in the Gulf Coast region. According to my friend, who lives on the north side of Houston where they got no flooding except for those who were near a river or large body of water, the worst of the rain is over. People are leaving shelters scattered thought-out Harris County, where Houston is located.
Out of the 6.5 million people in the greater Houston area only about 1.5 million lost power and most all the water is drinkable. No need for ice, a valuable commodity, for many of us here in Charleston who experienced the wrath of Hurricane Hugo. Unlike Houston, Hurricane Hugo, also a category 4 storm, was a direct hit and as a result we not only got the flooding but also high winds. But no one can deny that the Houston area experienced the worst flooding in its history, with some areas getting as much as 50 inches of rain. And because Hurricane Harvey’s devastation was so widespread, it will take years for the region to recover