Monday, 27 October 2014

HEALTH BENEFITS OF HONEY

The benefits of honey go beyond its great taste. A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies, honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes. Its natural sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy. It is known that honey has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar. So, to experience these health benefits of honey, here are a few tips for you:

Friday, 8 August 2014

EBOLA Q&A ........ THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW


 












Where does the name “Ebola” come from?
The virus is named after the Ebola River in what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. That’s where the virus was discovered in 1976.


If there’s no vaccine or cure, what are doctors doing to treat Ebola patients?
For now, all doctors can do is treat the symptoms and provide supportive care like monitoring heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing while making sure the patients’ fluids are replenished. Sometimes patients are given antibiotics to treat other possible infections. The hope is to sustain the patient through the infection so their immune system can eventually clear the virus. This is harder to achieve in rural health systems in West Africa that are tasked with treating thousands of patients with insufficient resources.

How do some people recover if there’s no cure?
When the body is infected with a virus, it starts creating antibodies to attack it. The people who survive Ebola—or any virus—have created enough antibodies to neutralize it.

FLUSH OUT THE TROUBLING UTERINE FIBROIDS















FIBROID is the tumor that originates from the smooth muscle layer and the accompanying connective tissue of the uterus. Fibroid grows and causes heavy or painful periods, abdominal discomfort or bloating, painful defecation, back ache, urinary frequency or retention and in many cases infertility. Here are few tips for you to prevent it.

If you already have FIBROID and it is giving you a lot of discomforts or making you unable to get pregnant, it is time for you to rejoice.

Friday, 18 April 2014

HOME REMEDIES FOR INSOMNIA

 


Get Comfortable

Sleep may elude you if your bed is too hard or too soft, or if your pillows aren't just right. Sometimes, insomnia is can also be caused by being awakened repeatedly by loud noises. Often, the sleeper is not aware of what awakened them.

Try sleeping in a quieter room, or wear earplugs. The best sleep environment is one that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool, according to the National Sleep Foundation. You should also use your bedroom only for sleep and sex. No work, no eating, no television, and no arguing with your bed partner.

Limit Caffeine and Alcohol

Thursday, 20 March 2014

SLEEPING POSITIONS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON HEALTH

Getting enough sleep is the most important thing – but did you know that how you sleep can also impact your health? Let’s take a look at eight common sleeping positions and what they do to your body.
 

1. On Your Back, Arms at Sides

Sleeping on your back with your arms at your side is generally considered to be the best sleeping positions for spine health and it’s good for your neck, too, as long as you don’t use too many pillows. That said, back sleepers tend to snore more than those in any other position and sleep apnea is strongly associated with sleeping on the back.

2. On Your Back, Arms Up

This so-called “starfish” position is also good for the back. Whether you have your arms up around your pillow or not, sleeping on your back may also help to prevent facial wrinkles and skin breakouts. However, like the arms-down back sleeping position, this one can also result in snoring and problems with acid reflux. Plus, having your arms up can put pressure on nerves in your shoulders, leading to pain.

Friday, 15 November 2013

HOW TO GET PREGNANT ......... FOLLOW THESE TIPS



 Having children is a dream for many couples. For some, it is very easy to become pregnant. For others, it takes over a year. And for still some others, they never get pregnant due to Some constraints like FIBROID or any other Uterine Disorder. Getting pregnant is not easy, but often a dream that can come true.

For many, getting pregnant is a natural step forward as a human being. With your spouse, or without, you can now take care of a little newborn creature. There are certain things to keep in mind when you want to get pregnant. Many of these tips are useful for the mother-to-be and for her spouse.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

BREAST AND NIPPLE DISCHARGE : WHAT IT COULD MEAN.



For women who are not breastfeeding, the sight of nipple discharge can be alarming. But if you notice discharge from your nipple, there's no reason to panic. While nipple discharge can be serious, in most cases, it's either normal or due to a minor condition.
Still, if you are not nursing, you should contact your health care provider any time you notice breast discharge. Based upon your symptoms and the results of diagnostic tests, your doctor will decide on the best course of treatment.

Friday, 23 August 2013

EASY WAYS TO PREVENT UTERINE FIBROIDS

SAVE YOUR MONEY .......PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.



HERE ARE THE FEW TIPS FOR YOU TO PREVENT UTERINE FIBROID







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Eat primarily fish and eliminate meats from your diet. This is because fish such as tuna, salmon and mackerel calm swollen tissue.

Weaken levels of estrogen in your system by consuming 1 serving of beans at least once a day. Doing so will hinder fibroid tumors from growing.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

NATURAL HERBAL SKIN CARE


If you have various skin problems or you just want to have a healthy and glowing skin, void of after effects, herbal care is undoubtedly the best. An all Natural Herbal Skin Care treatment will make the difference to your skin and enhance your beauty. The appropriate herbs must be used for different skin requirements.

Herbal care which is also known as botanical medicine, herbology, medical herbalism, phytotherapy and herbal medicine is a traditional folk medicine practice with the use of plants and extracts of plants. The scope of herbal  medicine is not limited to plants but also includes fungal and bee products, as well as shells, minerals and certain animal parts.

Saturday, 13 July 2013

HERBAL MEDICINE ..... SIMPLY THE BEST


 
Herbs have been used for centuries by people around the world. They may be the oldest "evidence-based medicine." Herbal remedies have been recorded to cure all kinds of diseases for billions of people as a critical therapeutic method in many cultures. These cultures include African, Native American, European, Egyptian, Hebrew, Indian, and Chinese.
Currently to approve a new synthetic drug, the drug needs to go through clinical trials with a certain number of selected subjects for several years. The side effects of many of such drugs are undetected until they have been used by a larger population for a longer period of time. Many drugs have been withdrawn from the market after such broader usages because of their high toxicity. However, herbs have been tested by generations and generations of people for thousands of years, and their effects from various aspects have been very well documented, such as those in Chinese medicine.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

CHECK YOUR BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL FROM TIME TO TIME .......... DIABETES IS DEADLY

IN A NORMAL INDIVIDUAL we measure blood sugar under different circumstances. What we call fasting blood sugar or blood glucose levels is usually done six to eight hours after the last meal. So it's most commonly done before breakfast in the morning; and the normal range there is 70 to 100 milligrams per deciliter.
Now when you eat a meal, blood sugar generally rises and in a normal individual it usually does not get above a 135 to 140 milligrams per deciliter. So there is a fairly narrow range of blood sugar throughout the entire day.

Thursday, 4 July 2013

OVERVIEW OF MENSTRUAL CYCLE .... IS YOURS IRREGULAR?

The process by which a woman’s body gets ready for the chance of a pregnancy every month is known as menstrual cycle. Every month the body prepares itself for a potential pregnancy. However, if this pregnancy fails to occur, the inner lining of the uterus shreds down. This shedding down of the inner lining is known as menstruation. The menstrual blood comprises partly of blood and partly the tissue from inside the uterus. The menstrual blood passes out of the body through the vagina.
The fertile period in a woman starts at the menarche (first menstrual period), which usually occurs around the age of 12 and ends with the menopause, which occurs around the age of 51. The fertile period is divided in cycles of 28 to 35 days in length. These cycles are separated by menstruation and are known as menstrual cycle.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

VAGINAL DISCHARGE .................... IS IT NORMAL?

VAGINAL DISCHARGE serves an important housekeeping function in the female reproductive system Fluid made by glands inside the vagina and cervix carries away dead cells and bacteria. This keeps the vagina clean and helps prevent infection.
Most of the time, vaginal discharge is perfectly normal. The amount can vary, as can odor and hue (its color can range from clear to a milky white-ish), depending on the time in your menstrual cycle. For example, there will be more discharge if you are ovulating, breastfeeding, or are sexually aroused. The smell may be different if you are pregnant or you haven't been diligent about your personal hygiene.
None of those changes is cause for alarm. However, if the color, smell, or consistency seems significantly unusual, especially if it accompanied by vaginal itching or burning, you could be noticing an infection or other condition.

CAUSES OF MALE INFERTILITY




MALE INFERTILITY has many causes--from hormonal imbalances, to physical problems, to psychological and/or behavioral problems.  Moreover, fertility reflects a man’s “overall” health.  Men who live a healthy lifestyle are more likely to produce healthy sperm.  The following list highlights some lifestyle choices that negatively impact male fertility--it is not all-inclusive:
· Smoking--significantly decreases both sperm count and sperm cell motility.
· Prolonged use of marijuana and other recreational drugs.
· Chronic alcohol abuse.

Monday, 10 June 2013

WHAT CAUSES FEMALE INFERTILITY?

Causes of Failure to Ovulate
Ovulatory disorders are one of the most common reasons why women are unable to conceive, and account for 30% of women's infertility.  Fortunately, approximately 70% of these cases can be successfully treated by Herbal medicine. The causes of failed ovulation can be categorized as follows:
 
(1) Hormonal Problems
 
These are the most common causes of anovulation.  The process of ovulation depends upon a complex balance of hormones and their interactions to be successful, and any disruption in this process can hinder ovulation.  There are three main sources causing this problem:
  • Failure to produce mature eggs

Monday, 3 June 2013

DIABETES...... PREVENTION TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW

When it comes to type 2 diabetes — the most common type of diabetes — prevention is a big deal. It's especially important to make diabetes prevention a priority if you're at increased risk of diabetes, for example, if you're overweight or have a family history of the disease.
Diabetes prevention is as basic as eating more healthfully, becoming more physically active and losing a few extra pounds — and it's never too late to start. Making a few simple changes in your lifestyle now may help you avoid the serious health complications of diabetes down the road, such as nerve, kidney and heart damage. Consider the latest diabetes prevention tips from the American Diabetes Association.

Tip 1: Get more physical activity

There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Exercise can help you:
  • Lose weight
  • Lower your blood sugar
  • Boost your sensitivity to insulin — which helps keep your blood sugar within a normal range
Research shows that both aerobic exercise and resistance training can help control diabetes, but the greater benefit comes from a fitness program that includes both.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

BREASTFEEDING PROBLEMS OVERVIEW

BREASTFEEDING a healthy infant is often accompanied by challenges. These challenges can be difficult to deal with, especially when combined with the normal anxieties of parenting a newborn infant.

Problems associated with breastfeeding can include engorgement, sore or painful nipples, plugged ducts, and infection of the breast (mastitis). Because these problems can cause distress, mild discomfort, or significant pain, many women stop breastfeeding after a few weeks. However, these problems can be treated effectively, allowing the woman to continue breastfeeding, which benefits her and her infant's health.

ENGORGEMENT
Engorgement refers to swelling within the breast tissue, which can be painful. In some women with engorgement, the breasts become firm, flushed, warm to the touch, and feel as if they are throbbing. Some women develop a slight fever (eg, less than 101ºF or 38.3ºC).
The best treatment for engorgement is to empty the breasts frequently and completely by breastfeeding. It may be more difficult for an infant to latch-on (form a tight seal around the nipple and most of the areola) when the breasts are engorged because the nipples become flattened. A correct latch-on allows the infant to obtain an adequate amount of milk and helps to prevent nipple soreness and injury. Instructions for latching-on are described separately.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

ABNORMAL CLOTS IN YOUR MENSTRUAL BLOOD?



CHANGES in the color and thickness of menstrual blood are often normal. But there are a number of problems that might cause abnormal clots to form in your menstrual blood or lead to the changes in color or thickness during your period. Remember, it's important to discuss any concerns you have with your doctor. Problems that can cause changes include:
  • Miscarriage. Women who have miscarried may pass blood clots or gray clumps of tissue from the vagina. If there is a chance you are pregnant, be sure to check with your doctor immediately if you notice excessive bleeding or clotting.
  • Fibroids. Uterine fibroids are also called leiomyomas. These are noncancerous tumors that form in the uterus. Fibroids do not always cause symptoms.  In fact, increasing research information suggests that most women with small "fibroid" tumors have no symptoms at all. But women with fibroids may notice greater than usual amounts of menstrual blood. If you have fibroids, you may have more clots in your period than you had in the past.