Archive | May, 2010
4 Steps to Ward off Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

4 Steps to Ward off Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), also referred to as Premenstrual Tension (PMT) comprises of psychological, physical and emotional problems of women related to menstrual cycle. The intensity and the symptoms vary between women. About 85 percent of women experience at least one irritating symptom, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Here I have presented some tips which [...]

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Work your way up to an Inversion

Work your way up to an Inversion

Some free hand exercises that will make you fit and healthy. If you are new to these exercises then you may find it bit difficult to do in the beginning. Don’t worry if you are not able to achieve the full position in the beginning. For most of the people it takes few weeks to be [...]

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What’s Your Scalp Type?

What’s Your Scalp Type?

Knowing your scalp type will help you to choose the right hair products. There are four scalp types namely dry, oily, normal and fourth type is a combination of dry and oily.

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Facts on Cholesterol

Facts on Cholesterol

Cholesterol is only found in the animal kingdom, there being no cholesterol in the vegetable kingdom. Some cholesterol is required to be included in the diet, since it is needed for the production of many hormones, vitamin D, cell membranes and bile. The body produces 75% of its cholesterol requirements and the rest is obtained from the food we eat. Vegetarians, therefore, need to consume one teaspoon of butter or ghee every day.

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Alcohol – Good or Bad

Alcohol – Good or Bad

Drinking one to one and a half pegs (60 to 90ml) of whisky, gin, brandy or rum, 325ml of beer or 150ml dry wine every day has been shown to help control hypertension, increase the HDL, prevent inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity and prevent blood from clotting in the arteries.

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Sweeteners

Sweeteners

We have gone completely against nature by extracting sugar from sugar-cane and using it indiscriminately in sweets, ice-creams, chocolates, biscuits, cakes and drinks. The only advantage that jaggery has over refined sugar is that it contains iron. Refined sugar contains 99% glucose and jaggery contains 95%. Restrict the intake of sugar to four teaspoons a day. Once a week go out to eat your favorite sweets, chocolates, ice-creams or milk shakes.

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Calendula Oil and Radiant Remedy

Calendula Oil and Radiant Remedy

Commonly also referred to as “pot marigold” is a versatile herbaceous plant and it belongs to the Asteraceae plant family. Due to it’s great healing properties many people grow it in their gardens. The herb grows about 9 to 20 inches. The herb can be easily spotted by its bright yellow to orange colored petals which [...]

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Prolonged Sitting = Death?

Prolonged Sitting = Death?

We hear many people saying that sitting for long hours leads to obesity and other health problems. Initially when my parents used to say to me I didn’t bother much about it. Recently I read a magazine saying that it’s really dangerous and from then on I started surfing on net about it and I [...]

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4 Ways to Keep Bones Healthy

4 Ways to Keep Bones Healthy

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 80 percent of the 10 million Americans with fragile bones are women. But we’re not necessarily destined to become the weaker sex. Of course, it’s important to get enough calcium and vitamin D (which helps the body absorb that mineral). Here are a few ways to build a strong [...]

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Foods That Keep Chronic Diseases at Bay

Foods That Keep Chronic Diseases at Bay

Chronic diseases persists for long period and it generally gets developed gradually. The prevalence of Chronic diseases is increasing at a very high rate. About 70% of deaths in United States of America is due to chronic illness conditions. The term chronic is used because these diseases can be controlled but may not be cured. Now [...]

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Analysis on Vitamin A

Analysis on Vitamin A

Vitamin A is generic or family name which covers the active vitamin, retinol and the provitamin, carotene. Carotene is found in animal products and carotene is found in fruit and vegetables.

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Liquid Drinks

Liquid Drinks

Drink liquids from the time of rising till noon, and again between lunch and dinner. You may drink any one of the following liquids namely – two cups of coffee or tea with a little milk and sugar, a glass of any malt drink such as ovaltine, bournvita, boost, complan etc without sugar, tomato juice made from two tomatoes, lime juice, buttermilk, and a glass of coconut water or vegetable soups.

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Amazing Benefits of Strawberry

Amazing Benefits of Strawberry

Strawberries are loved all over the world and it is the only fruit which has seeds on the outer side. There are about 600 varieties. Strawberries can be easily recognized with its heart shaped red skin that has yellow seeds outside. Strawberry was considered as a luxury fruit and was loved by many kings so [...]

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Analysis on Vitamin C

Analysis on Vitamin C

Vitamin C is probably the most popular vitamin. It is easy to buy, relatively cheap. Every winter vitamin C tablets are swallowed, chewed or drunk in an attempt to combat the common cold.

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Benefits of Soya

Benefits of Soya

The soya bean comes in many colours but the one most commonly available is pale yellow and has a short brown line running down one side. It is a small round or oval bean.

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Cure for Cough

Cure for Cough

Cough is one of the common medical ailments that affect all the people and they seek the help of medical practitioners regularly. As we know prevention if better than cure, there are various natural treatments for totally preventing the occurrence of cough.

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Home Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Home Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition where narrowing of spinal canal or vertebral foramen takes place. The narrowing usually develops over a long period of time. The narrowing causes irritation in spinal cord and in the nerve roots that come out from the spinal cord. In most of the cases conservative Nonsurgical treatment is done [...]

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Constipation

Constipation

Constipation is uncomfortable and can be painful. Various measures to limit the effects of this are to take in plenty of fiber and fluids accompanied by regular exercise. Generally the bowel movements vary from person to person but typically if a person passes hard stool for more than three times a week, then the person is constipated.

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