In Health and Nutrition On 11 November 2016
Weight loss is not a rocket science it is all in your hand , why i am not losing weight although i am doing almost every thing which i found on net ?, very common question i being asked by patients at clinic . And at this point of time i generally feel what to say now , from where to start to make them understand the cause , my first move is to ask what you had , answer comes out yesterday was so busy so i had not much i had tea / coffee and a bread then a fruit and in lunch it was busy so i just had salad and in dinner it was 1 chapati and sabji thats it i am not eating much , now a days i am skipping my dinner i use to have only fruit or milk , and some time i forgot to take fruits else i am doing all same . i am worried why i am not losing ? Then my expression are like what to say some time i feel why all this , why people not understanding that eating like this will never going to make them katrina khef , but it will make them patient on next bed of any hospital or in my physiotherapy department . Eat food to keep yourself healthy and to lose fat which is stored in your body and water retained by your body cells in lack of nutrition which you are not providing to become skinny . simple 5 ways to get healthy weight loss : 1.Avoid one day seriousness on diet plan : Do any healthy diet plan for longer period of time and Do proper planing for your diet plan , avoid crash Diet , take professional guidence if your obesity is associated with any medical condition . 2.Avoid less sleep and more gadgets : Creat a deciplin in your routin , fix your sleeping time and meal time , set priorities and avoid your gadgets in bed to avid disturbed sleep . its better to read any good book to get sound sleep . 3.Avoid over rest and dependency : Rest is good but over rest is not just bad its very harmful it can make you rusted like iron on a single place for long , do your work your own ," your servent is get fit and your getting fat ". 4.Avoid Dehydrating yourself : Take water without any excuse , keep your self hydrated , to eleminate toxins out of your body . 5. Avoid unhealthy food : not to just lose weight , its important to stay healthy and to get out of web of lifestyle disorders .
In Health and Nutrition On 11 September 2016
Selenium is one of nature best kept secrets and gift to womens. We need only small amounts of this amazing mineral, but it has huge effects on our health. It act with vitamin E as a nonspecific antioxidant to protect cell membrane and tissue. Selenium protects us against many health problems which are associated with the aging process, such as certain types of cancer and osteoarthritis. More than that though, it is vital to the normal functioning of our thyroid. Since women are more prone to thyroid problems, selenium is especially important to us. This mineral also helps in regenration of liver , alliviating hot flushes in menopausal distress . Selenium is one of those nutrients that when used in the right amounts in your food it can make big changes and that is really exciting. It reminds us how vitally important our diets are to our overall health and well-being. So now let take a quick look together at this important nutrient. The problems which selenium deficiency can cause are made more serious when another key nutrient, iodine, is low as well. Iodine is a nutrient that is much better known for its role in thyroid health. Selenium is crucial in aiding the body to recycle iodine. A selenium deficiency coupled with an iodine deficiency is likely to lead to thyroid imbalance. This happens because selenium is a chief component of the molecules which are necessary for your body to be able to create and use thyroid hormones, called seleno-proteins. They directly regulate thyroid hormone production They support the conversion of thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3). They protect the thyroid tissues whenever it is affected by stress %u2013 this happens almost constantly! Symptoms of low selenium levels Muscle pain or weakness Discoloration of hair or skin Whitening of the beds of your fingernails Recomended daily Allowance : Men - 40-70 mcg Women - 45-65 mcg , Preg.& Lact. Wo. - 75 mcg Children - 20-30 mcg Infants - 10-15 mcg
In Health and Nutrition On 10 May 2016
Summer on peak, keep your self hydrated , may be it is draining out our energy and you are not aware of it check out the symptoms of dehydration , Unfortunately, thirst isn\'t always a reliable gauge of the body\'s need for water, especially in children and older adults. A better indicator is the color of your urine: Clear or light-colored urine means you\'re well hydrated, whereas a dark yellow or amber color usually signals dehydration. Mild to moderate dehydration is likely to cause: Dry, sticky mouth Sleepiness or tiredness — children are likely to be less active than usual Thirst Decreased urine output No wet diapers for three hours for infants Few or no tears when crying Dry skin Headache Constipation Dizziness or lightheadedness Severe dehydration, a medical emergency, can cause: Extreme thirst Extreme fussiness or sleepiness in infants and children; irritability and confusion in adults Very dry mouth, skin and mucous membranes Little or no urination — any urine that is produced will be darker than normal Sunken eyes Shriveled and dry skin that lacks elasticity and doesn\'t \"bounce back\" when pinched into a fold In infants, sunken fontanels — the soft spots on the top of a baby\'s head Low blood pressure Rapid heartbeat Rapid breathing No tears when crying Fever In the most serious cases, delirium or unconsciousness Avoid cold drinks to hydrate as they are more toxic to your body, pick healthy drinks like coconut water , lemon mint juice , normal water , cucumber and melons to stay healthy in this summer. Always keep in mind what to take where avoid to have fruits out side , it may cause infection , always have fruits at home , out side best pick is normal water and coconut water .
In Health and Nutrition On 23 March 2016
Colours play vital role in fitness of human body. Deficiency of a particular colour could cause an ailment and can be cured when that colour element is supplemented either through diet or medicine. In ancient times, when people started playing Holi, the colours used by them were made from natural sources like turmeric, Neem, Palash (Tesu) etc. The playful pouring and throwing of colour powders made from these natural sources has a healing effect on the human body. It has the effect of strengthening the ions in the body and adds health and beauty to it. On this Holi lets add color to our Diet too, to stay healthy Plant nutrients are essential to good health. That’s why health experts recommend eating different brightly-colored fruits and vegetables every day. Unfortunately, most people don’t reach the recommended goal of 9-13 daily servings very often – so many of us miss out on some important health benefits. Colorful Fruits and Vegetables are the Secret to Good Health To be as healthy as you can be, you should try to eat every color of fruit and vegetable every day. That’s because each color contains different plant nutrients, or phytonutrients, which act as antioxidants to protect your cells and also have specific health benefits.Phytonutrients are found in fruits,vegetables, grains, beans, and other plants. Some of these phytochemicals are believed to protect cells from damage that could lead to cancer.
In Health and Nutrition On 20 February 2016
People today eat way more than they used to - and way more than they need to. This means that they\'re constantly taking in more calories than their bodies can burn. Unfortunately, lots of us don\'t realize that we\'re eating too much because we\'ve become so used to seeing (and eating!) large portions. Its common knowledge that people who consistently overeats is likely to become overweight. But they also risk getting a number of medical problems, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, bone and joint problems, breathing and sleeping problems, and even depression. Later in life, people who are overweight or obese are at greater risk for heart disease, heart failure, and stroke. One easy way to size up portions if you don\'t have any measurements is to use your hand as a guide: A clenched fist is about a cup — and a cup is the amount experts recommend for a portion of pasta, rice, cereal, vegetables, and fruit. A meat portion should be about as big as your palm. Limit the amount of added fats (like butter, mayo, or salad dressing) to the size of the top of your thumb. Another great way to visualize appropriate portions is to use the concept of the \"divided plate.\" Think of your plate as divided into four equal sections. Use one of the top quarters for protein. Use the other top quarter for starch, preferably a whole grain. Then fill the bottom half with veggies (or a combination of vegetables and fruit). None of the foods should overlap — or be piled high! Not only will dividing your plate like this help you keep portions under control, it can also help you to balance your meals. Being aware of realistic portion sizes and using the \"divided plate\" concept can help you avoid overeating. But sometimes these visual cues can be hard — especially when foods are difficult to measure, like a sandwich. It can also be hard to estimate foods like chips and cookies that you might eat right out of the bag. More tips for portion control: Eat your meals on a smaller plate so your meal looks larger. A sandwich on a dinner-size plate looks lost; on an appetizer plate it looks downright hefty. Avoid taking an entire bag of chips or a container of ice cream to the couch. You\'re far less likely to overdo it if you put your snack in a bowl, and sit at the table to eat it. Also, avoid eating in front of the TV. Try single-serving size foods (like those cute little 8-ounce cans of soda!) to help your body learn what an appropriate portion size is. These days all kinds of snacks and beverages are available in \"100-calorie\" portions. Of course, the key is to eat or drink just one! Eat three well-balanced meals (with vegetables, fruit, proteins, and starch) and one or two healthy snacks at regular times throughout the day. Skipping meals or waiting too long between them can make you more likely to overdo it at the next meal. Add more salads and fruit to your diet, especially at the start of a meal. This can help control hunger and give a sense of fullness while controlling calorie intake. Try not to rush through your meals. Eat slowly and chew well — giving yourself a chance to feel full before you take more. If you do want seconds, go for more salad or veggies. Be aware that most restaurant portions are three or four times the right serving size. Try sharing meals with friends, ordering an appetizer as a main dish, or packing up the extra to take home before you begin to eat. Don\'t be tempted to go for the giant value meal or the jumbo drink just because they\'re only a few cents more than the regular size. Most important, make it a habit to let your stomach rather than your eyes tell you when you\'re done with a meal. The key to maintaining a healthy weight is to listen to your body\'s natural signals about when it\'s hungry and when it\'s full. Sometimes these signals can be confused by constant overeating or constant dieting, which is why it pays to watch portion sizes and make smart food choices.
In Health and Nutrition On 20 February 2016
Three basic rules of weight loss : EAT E- Eat right food A - Eat right Amount of food T- Eat right food in right ammont on right Time what is right food ? : Always choose easy preprations: those food itemts cooked easyly are healthier, contain more nutrition and easy to digest. Avoid deep fried extra oily food: Generally deep fried over cooked foods causes acidity and gastric problem which lead to indigestion and later on weight gain due to improper digestive system. Add colors to your diet : Use color full vegetables , and eat different color fruits , it will provide phytonutrients . Phytonutrients are natural compounds found in plant foods such as vegetables, fruit, whole grain products and legumes. These plant compounds have beneficial effects working with other essential nutrients to promote good health. Divide your plate into four sections with dairy on the side to represent the five food groups: fruits vegetables grains protein dairy What is right ammount of food ? (It means your Portion size ) : One easy way to size up portions if you don\'t have any measurements is to use your hand as a guide: A clenched fist is about a cup — and a cup is the amount experts recommend for a portion of pasta, rice, cereal, vegetables, and fruit. A meat portion should be about as big as your palm. Limit the amount of added fats (like butter, mayo, or salad dressing) to the size of the top of your thumb. Read in more detail http://evanutrition.zest.md/blog/portion-size-and-weight-loss-80265 Right time : Fix meal timings , and try to stick to those timings . maintain a proper gap of meals to get it digest well .
In Health and Nutrition On 06 February 2016
The effects of stress can be quite devastating on overall health and if you want to cure uterine fibroids that you may have, you need to first examine your level of stress. Stress is very subtle in its devastating effects. No one can say that they have fibroids because of stress however, it certainly does not help if you desire to have a healthy body and mind. The effects of stress have been researched and stress has been found to not only damage circulation but also narrow the arteries, increase blood pressure, lead to heart damage, increase the risk of heart disease as well as lead to a reduction in the body’s immunity causing many diseases and illnesses to occur due to the body’s decreased ability to fight off sickness and disease. Stress can come for various sources such as work, children, other interpersonal relationships, living in anger, unforgiveness, lack of love, money woes, weight concerns, being over stimulated, being impatient, overly ambitious, under constant strain, fears and anxiety, etc. We all deal with some form of stress every now and then. It only becomes an issue when you are under chronic stress on a regular basis. Effects of Stress On Fibroid Activity The part of the brain that determines hormonal activity including the menstrual cycle and other processes of the body is known as the limbic brain. When you experience chronic levels of stress, this is the part of the brain that is most affected. Chronic stress may impair the functions of the limbic brain which disrupts the entire system starting with hormonal activity to the pituitary glands and other areas of the body including the ovaries and the uterus. Properly functioning bodily processes enable the proper hormone levelmaintenance including the proper time to release hormones as well as maintaining each hormone’s proper balance. Since uterine fibroid growth is affected by the female hormone estrogen, having hormone activity disrupted due to stress is not the proper environment in which to cure uterine fibroids. As you can see, stress has a very subtle but devastating effect on the body leaving the body open to the development of various diseases including fibroid tumors. If looking for a way to cure uterine fibroids, one of the first areas you will need to address is whether you are underchronic stress that goes unresolved over a great deal of time and whether this is negatively impacting your body and your health. If you are dealing with chronic stress, the first step would be to relieve it immediately to ensure that when you start incorporating other treatment for uterinefibroids, the effectiveness of the treatments is not undermines because the body is not in an optimal state due to chronic stress.
In Health and Nutrition On 03 February 2016
What is Fibroid? Fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus (womb). They are also known as uterine fibroids, myomas, or fibromyomas. The singular of uterine fibroids is Uterine Fibroma. Fibroids are growths of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. Fibroids can vary in size, from that of a bean to as large as a melon. Fibroids affect at least 20% of all women at sometime during their life. Women aged between 30 and 50 are the most likely to develop fibroids. Overweight and obese women are at significantly higher risk of developing fibroids, compared to women of normal weight. Causes of fibroids Experts cannot come to a common consensus about why fibroids occur.During a woman\'s reproductive years her estrogen and progesterone levels are high. When estrogen levels are high, especially during pregnancy, fibroids tend to swell. When estrogen levels get low fibroids may shrink, e.g. during a woman\'s menopause. Heredity may also be a factor. Women whose mothers and/or sisters have/had fibroids have a higher risk of developing them too. Symptoms of uterine fibroids Most women have no symptoms. That is why most patients with fibroids do not know they have them. When symptoms do develop, they may include: Anemia (as a result of heavy periods) Backache Constipation Discomfort in the lower abdomen (especially if fibroids are large) Frequent urination Heavy painful periods Pain in the leg Swelling in the lower abdomen (especially if fibroids are large) Other possible symptoms of uterine fibroids include: Labor problems Pregnancy problems Fertility problems Repeated miscarriages Fibroid Shrinking Foods These are foods which are part of an anti-estrogen eating plan. The idea is to include exclude foods from your diet which are likely to encourage estrogen production and in doing so, hopefully reduce the size of fibroids, prevent further growths and reduce symptoms of fibroids. Always aim for organic produce where possible to avoid chemicals and toxins, in particular environmental estrogens (xenoestrogens) which are sprayed on food plants. The following are a list of products which are recommended for women with fibroids: Vegetables and fruits like broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, kale, turnip, watercress, radish and rocket (arugula). These are cruciferous vegetables which can help the liver detox and rid of the body of excess estrogens. Avoid overcooking vegetables. Foods which can detoxify the blood are garlic, carrots, beets and artichokes. Drink plenty of water to help with detoxification. This also helps if you suffer from breast fibroids. Eat foods containing natural carotenes such as apricots, sweet potato, cantaloupe, carrots, pumpkin and spinach. Include foods rich in vitamin E in your diet including almonds, wheat germ, hazelnuts and cod liver oil. Green tea, which contains the useful antioxidant polyphenol, can counteract the effects of estrogen. Season your food with fresh rosemary and snack on pineapple. Both are a natural anti-inflammatory.
In Health and Nutrition On 19 January 2016
Lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure, even if you\'re taking blood pressure medication. Here\'s what you can do: Eat healthy foods. Eat a healthy diet. Try the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, poultry, fish and low-fat dairy foods. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and trans fat. Decrease the salt in your diet. A lower sodium level — 1,500 milligrams (mg) a day — is appropriate for people 51 years of age or older, and individuals of any age who are black or who have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. Otherwise healthy people can aim for 2,300 mg a day or less. While you can reduce the amount of salt you eat by putting down the saltshaker, you generally should also pay attention to the amount of salt that\'s in the processed foods you eat, such as canned soups or frozen dinners. Maintain a healthy weight. Keeping a healthy weight, or losing weight if you\'re overweight or obese, can help you control your high blood pressure and lower your risk of related health problems. If you\'re overweight, losing even 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) can lower your blood pressure. Increase physical activity. Regular physical activity can help lower your blood pressure, manage stress, reduce your risk of several health problems and keep your weight under control. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that you get at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity, or a combination or moderate and vigorous activity. Aim to do muscle-strengthening exercises at least two days a week. Limit alcohol. Even if you\'re healthy, alcohol can raise your blood pressure. If you choose to drink alcohol, do so in moderation. For healthy adults, that means up to one drink a day for women of all ages and men older than age 65, and up to two drinks a day for men age 65 and younger. One drink equals 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of 80-proof liquor. Don\'t smoke. Tobacco injures blood vessel walls and speeds up the process of hardening of the arteries. If you smoke, ask your doctor to help you quit. Manage stress. Reduce stress as much as possible. Practice healthy coping techniques, such as muscle relaxation, deep breathing or meditation. Getting regular physical activity and plenty of sleep can help, too. Monitor your blood pressure at home. Home blood pressure monitoring can help you keep closer tabs on your blood pressure, show if medication is working, and even alert you and your doctor to potential complications. Home blood pressure monitoring isn\'t a substitute for visits to your doctor, and home blood pressure monitors may have some limitations. Even if you get normal readings, don\'t stop or change your medications or alter your diet without talking to your doctor first.If your blood pressure is under control, you may be able to make fewer visits to your doctor if you monitor your blood pressure at home. Control blood pressure during pregnancy. If you\'re a woman with high blood pressure, discuss with your doctor how to control your blood pressure during pregnancy.
In Health and Nutrition On 11 January 2016
Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure.The excessive pressure on your artery walls caused by high blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, as well as organs in your body. The higher your blood pressure and the longer it goes uncontrolled, the greater the damage. A blood pressure reading, given in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg), has two numbers. The first, or upper, number measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats (systolic pressure). The second, or lower, number measures the pressure in your arteries between beats (diastolic pressure). Blood pressure measurements fall into four general categories: Normal blood pressure:Your blood pressure is normal if it\'s below 120/80 mm Hg. Prehypertension:Prehypertension is a systolic pressure ranging from 120 to 139 mm Hg or a diastolic pressure ranging from 80 to 89 mm Hg. Prehypertension tends to get worse over time. Stage 1 hypertension: Stage 1 hypertension is a systolic pressure ranging from 140 to 159 mm Hg or a diastolic pressure ranging from 90 to 99 mm Hg. Stage 2 hypertension:More severe hypertension, stage 2 hypertension is a systolic pressure of 160 mm Hg or higher or a diastolic pressure of 100 mm Hg or higher. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can lead to Heart attack or stroke High blood pressure can cause hardening and thickening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), which can lead to a heart attack, stroke or other complications. Aneurysm Increased blood pressure can cause your blood vessels to weaken and bulge, forming an aneurysm. If an aneurysm ruptures, it can be life-threatening. Heart failure To pump blood against the higher pressure in your vessels, your heart muscle thickens. Eventually, the thickened muscle may have a hard time pumping enough blood to meet your body\'s needs, which can lead to heart failure. Organ malfunction Weakened and narrowed blood vessels in your kidneys. This can prevent these organs from functioning normally. Vision loss Thickened, narrowed or torn blood vessels in the eyes. This can result in vision loss. Metabolic syndrome This syndrome is a cluster of disorders of your body\'s metabolism, including increased waist circumference, high triglycerides, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or \'good,\' cholesterol, high blood pressure and high insulin levels. If you have high blood pressure, you\'re more likely to have other components of metabolic syndrome. The more components you have, the greater your risk of developing diabetes, heart disease or stroke. Memory problems Trouble with memory or understanding. Uncontrolled high blood pressure may affect your ability to think, remember and learn. Trouble with memory or understanding concepts is more common in people with high blood pressure.
In Health and Nutrition On 03 January 2016
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the most common cause of chronic liver disease worldwide, NAFLD can progress to cirrhosis, liver cancer and liver failure. It has become a global public health issue. Nonalcoholic fatty liver, a disease tightly linked to the obesity crisis, is a strong risk factor for heart disease and Type 2 diabetes, and in severe cases it can lead to liver failure. The prevalence in the morbidly obese population has been estimated as 75-92%.Prevalence of NAFLD appears to be increasing, in part due to the increasing numbers of adult and pediatric individuals who are obese or overweight or have metabolic syndrome or type 2 diabetes, all major risk factors for development of NAFLD. Lifestyle, eating habit, and lack of physical activity, are the major causes, Diet plays very important role to reverse NAFLD. Few danger foods must avoid listed below. Danger foods for NAFLD Sugar and candy; some cheap chocolates contain hydrogenated vegetable oils which are most unhealthy. If you do indulge in a little chocolate the best types are dark chocolate with a minimum of 70 percent cocoa solids. Foods containing flour. Diet foods - that claim to be slimming - they are usually low in fat and high in sugar or artificial sweeteners, eg. Diet yogurts, diet jams, diet ice-cream, diet sodas, etc; these diet foods are not slimming; they are very fattening. Fried snacks - such as potato chips, crackers, etc. Pizza Fried take away foods. Biscuits both sweet and savoury varieties, as they contain flour, hydrogenated vegetable oils, and if sweet will be high in sugar. Crumpets, muffins, white bread, white flour products and donuts.
In Health and Nutrition On 30 December 2015
DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. The DASH diet is a long-term approach to healthy eating that\'s intended to help treat or prevent high blood pressure (hypertension). The DASH diet encourage to reduce the sodium in diet and eat a variety of foods rich in nutrients that help lower blood pressure, such as potassium, calcium and magnesium etc. DASH diet; help out to reduce your blood pressure by a few points in just two weeks. Over time, your systolic blood pressure could drop by seven to 12 points, which can make a major difference in your health risks. This diet is a healthy way of eating; it offers health benefits other then helping on blood pressure, like to prevent osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes and obesity too because it can help guide you toward healthier meals and snacks. The DASH diet emphasizes vegetables, fruit and low-fat dairy foods — and moderate amounts of whole grains, fish, poultry and nuts. In addition to the standard DASH diet, there is also a lower sodium version of the diet. The standard DASH diet meets the recommendation for daily sodium intake guidelines. DASH diet includes lots of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products. The DASH diet also includes some fish, poultry and legumes. The DASH diet is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and total fat.
In Health and Nutrition On 30 December 2015
The awful reality is that being obese can snip as many as 20 years off your life.Fortunately, losing even a small amount of weight can reduce and sometimes reverse the risks. Need inspiration to slim down? Heare are the reasons to lose weight: Your cancer risk may drop, this fact is not hidden obesity is highly related to cancer several studies being done on it and by correcting your nutrition and losing weight Any one can reduce risk of cancer development .Overweight women have four times the endometrial cancer risk, probably for the same reason they’re at increased risk for breast cancer. You can help yourself to reduce allergies and infections; Obesity puts a burden on the adrenal glands, which are involved in managing asthma and allergies. Being overweight is also a strain upon the respiratory system and can exacerbate asthma symptoms. Less body and joint pain: Less weight means less pressure on the part of your body that bears most of that pressure - your feet. Weight loss and arthritis have a strong connection that’s tied to inflammation in the body. A number of studies have noted that weight loss improves arthritis pain and other joint pains too like knee, back, neck etc. You can get healthier and Glowing Skin with good nutrition and weight loss. Obesity causes problems all over the body, and the skin is no exception. From dark, velvety patches to red, itchy skin-fold infections, skin tags and even psoriasis, a long list of skin problems can result from being obese. Better Mood is one of the positive outcome of weight loss, when you’re overweight, your entire system is out of balance, and this includes the hormones that impact your mood. As a result, losing weight can increase your overall well-being and decrease the severity of depression. Losing weight can help you to keep your brain healthy, in a study it turns out that obese people have 8% less brain tissue than people of normal weight. Overweight people have 4% less brain tissue than people of normal weight. According to Dr. Paul Thompson, a UCLA professor of neurology, “This represents ‘severe’ brain degeneration, that’s a big loss of tissue and it depletes your cognitive reserves, putting you at a much greater risk of Alzheimer’s and other diseases that attack the brain… But you can greatly reduce your risk for Alzheimer’s, if you can eat healthy and keep your weight under control.” You can get sound sleep- The prospect of getting a good night’s sleep is a strong weight-loss motivator. A recent study of 264 people with sleep apnea and diabetes discovered that those who lost the most weight showed a significant decrease in sleep apnea symptoms. Effective losing weight can be at reversing the impact of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes and obesity are two conditions that are closely tied to one another, and obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Through good nutrition and weight loss it can be reversed.
In Health and Nutrition On 24 December 2015
Why do so many people struggle to lose weight? How is that after cutting calories, working out, and throwing away the junk food, many people gain whatever weight they\'ve lost, back...and then some? Why they become so impatience to lose weight in just few weeks or months, which they gained in so many years. Probably Its not low calories as normally obese or overweight patients are more on less calories or empty calories , I found specially female use to skip there brakefast and fruits , milk , dryfruits all were missing when I take there recall . Then what is making to lose there persistence on weight loss plans. Psychology plays a major role in it; three major factors can help you to conquer this psyhcology barrier to achive target successfully. 1. Develop a sense of autonomy. Individuals with high levels of autonomy are independent, self-reliant, can think for themselves, do not have a strong need to conform, and don’t worry too much about what others think about them. In contrast, individuals low in autonomy feel dependent on others, are constantly worried about the opinions of others, are always looking to others for guidance, and feel strong pressures to conform to others’ desires. When you will develop autonomy you will be more confident about what are you doing. You want to loose weight so it’s completely your responsibilty. Don’t wait anyone to admire you for what are you doing. 2. Self-acceptance is must, which refers to the degree positive attitudes you have about yourself, your past behaviors and the choices that you have made. Someone with high self-acceptance is pleased with who they are and accepting of multiple aspects of themselves, both good and bad. In contrast, individuals with low self-acceptance are often self-critical, confused about their identity, and wish they were different in many respects. 3. Feel it’s a part of Personal growth. Individuals with high levels of personal growth see themselves as changing in a positive direction, moving toward their potential, becoming more mature, increasing their self-knowledge, and learning new skills. Individuals low in personal growth feel no sense of change or development, often feel bored and uninterested in life, and lack a sense of improvement over time. Reference : 1.8 Ways to Think Thin - By Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on9/, 007 2.A Quick Self-Assessment of Well-Being - A self-assessment of psychological health and well-being., Posted Dec 18, 2015
In Health and Nutrition On 08 December 2015
Many important medical associations now define obesity as a disease. Overweight or obese is a serious disorder that affects adults and children. It is well known that obesity contributes to the development of coronary heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, colon cancer and contribut to symptoms associated with osteoporosis, osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis, PIVD, cervical pains and other joint pains. The spine is designed to carry the body\'s weight and distribute the loads encountered during rest and activity. When excess weight is carried, the spine is forced to take in the burden, which may lead to structural compromise and damage (eg, injury, sciatica, scoliosis, PIVD, spondlitis). One region of the spine that is most vulnerable to the effects of obesity is the low back—the lumbar spine. As lower back carry our center of gravity and where our body balace four groups of muscles to corrdinate our upper & lower body during any activity movement & posture. Over weight can lead to immoblity, and lack of exercise cause poor flexibility and weak muscles else streatch in the back, pelvis, abdomin and thighs. This can increase the curve of the lower back, causing the pelvis to tilt too far forward. That will cause tightness and shortning in a group of muscles and imbalance in the muscle group’s arround the lower back further, this is detrimental to proper posture and as posture weakens, other regions of the spine (neck) may become painful. Maintaining a healthy weight usually helps patients to be more consistent with exercise. This is because overweight patients often have fatigue, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath as they exercise, which may cause them to avoid regular physical activity3. As a general rule, many patients with back problems believe that they should avoid all exercise in an effort to protect their back from further injury or back pain. However, in reality, inactivity and lack of exercise can actually contribute to future pain and worsen existing problems. Patients are often unaware that movement through gentle exercise stimulates healing and a flow of nutrients within the spine. This is especially important for the discs in the spine. Physical activity causes the discs to swell with water and then squeeze it out, which exchanges nutrients between the discs and other spinal structures. When the patient does not engage in enough physical activity, the spinal discs are deprived of the nutrients they need to stay healthy and functional. Diet and Exercise, Safe way to Weight Loss to help in backache The key to a healthy diet and good nutrition is balance. Patients should consume adequate amounts of vitamins and nutrients but should avoid exceeding the daily intake recommendations for some. Consuming a balanced amount of recommended vitamins and nutrients is also important because certain nutrients and vitamins work in concert while others work against each other. A balanced diet should include a range of healthy foods and, if appropriate, nutritional supplements. Because of the complexities of developing a healthy diet, exercise and weight loss program, patients should always consult a health professional before starting an exercise routine, changing their diet or taking nutritional supplements. With attention to the nutritional content and quantities of food consumed, combined with gentle exercise to control weight, patients will enjoy better back health as well as improved overall health. References: American Obesity Association. “Health effects of obesity.” AOA Fact Sheets. 2002. http://www.obesity.org. Fishman L., Ardman C. Back Pain: How to Relieve Low Back Pain and Sciatica. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997:248. American Obesity Association. “What is obesity?” AOA Fact Sheets. 2002. http://www.obesity.org. A Healthy Weight for a Healthy Back - By Kelly Andrews, DC Obesity\'s Connection to Back Pain Written by Christopher P. Silveri, MD, FAAOS
In Health and Nutrition On 01 November 2015
Today’s life style is become the biggest enemy of human being , the biggest killer in the world today , accounting for over 80% death world wide is not war , infection , or natural calamities , but the biggest killer is modern lifestyle . Modern lifestyle factors such as lack of physical activity, imbalance diet and lack of proper nutrition, stress & tension, alcohol and smoking , etc. manifests to lifestyle diseases i.e. high blood pressure , diabetes , hypercholesterol, obesity, early degeneration (arthritis), stock etc. Among all the lifestyle disease obesity is one of the major issue in today’s lifestyle and it becomes the root cause of all major illness , obesity is not simply the accumulation of body fat .obesity is a multifactorial problem, which has no single distinct cause. only some 5%of obesity occur secondary to specific diseases, such as hypothyroid, tumor of the hypothalamus, Cushing’s syndrome etc. most obese condition are due to an undetermined combination of individual , genetic, familial, environmental, physiological, & psychological factors. The numbers of obese and overweight people are rising at an alarming rate . According to statistics and WHO reports Globally, there are more than100 crores overweight adults, at least 30 crores of them obese. 49.9 % Delhi is overweight Prevalence of obesity Continues toincrease in INDIA obesity is a chronic(long term) disease that is difficult and time consuming to treat, there is no over night solution for this.
In Health and Nutrition On 01 November 2015
Spine is very important part of body and very complex structure too , now a days problems related to spine growing like anything , degeneration in early age is one of the major issue which create more complication over a period of time . Most commonly affected structure of spine due to degeneration is inter vertebral disc. Over time, these repeated daily movements like standing , sitting , bending and minor injuries can add up and begin to affect the discs in your spine. Minor injuries to the disc may occur and not cause pain at the time of the injury. With degenerative disc disease, the main problem lies within one or more of the inter vertebral discs. Inter vertebral disc is a soft disc like structure between each of the vertebra in your spine. The intervertebral discs are designed to absorb pressure and keep the spine flexible by acting as cushions during body movement. The discs are similar to shock absorbers. Without the cushion effect of the discs, the vertebrae in your spine would not be able to absorb stresses, or provide the movement needed to bend and twist. Bones cannot sustain high stress repeatedly without being damaged. Much of the mechanical stress of everyday movements is transferred to the discs. A healthy intervertebral disc has a great deal of water in the nucleus pulposus - the center portion of the disc. The water content gives the nucleus a spongy quality and allows it to absorb spinal stress. Excessive pressure or injuries to the disc can cause the injury to the annulus - the outer ring of tough ligament material that holds the vertebrae together. Generally, the annulus is the first portion of the disc that seems to be injured. Small tears show up as in the ligament material of the annulus. These tears heal by scar tissue. The scar tissue is not as strong as normal ligament tissue. Over time, as more scar tissue forms, the annulus becomes weaker. Eventually this can lead to damage of the nucleus pulposus. The nucleus begins to lose its water content due to the damage - it begins to dry up. Because of water loss, the discs lose some of their ability to act as a cushion. This can lead to even more stress on the annulus and still more tears as the cycle repeats itself. As the nucleus loses its water content it collapses, allowing the two vertebrae above and below to move closer to one another. This results in a narrowing of the disc space between the two vertebrae. As this shift occurs, the facet joints located at the back of the spine are forced to shift. This shift changes the way the facet joints work together and can cause problems in the facet joints as well. Bone spurs, sometimes called osteophytes, may begin to form around the disc space. These bones spurs can also form around the facet joints. This is thought to be due to the body\'s response to try to stop the excess motion at the spinal segment. The bone spurs can become a problem if they start to grow into the spinal canal and press into your spinal cord and nerves. This condition is called spinal stenosis It is vitally important to drink plenty of water as part of a healthy diet to nourish the entire body, which is comprised of about 60% to 70% water. Drinking water to stay well hydrated allows nutrients to travel to the major organs in the body, helps remove waste and helps protect joints and organs. So Water is also very important for the spine and back. As intervertebral discs consist largely of water (at birth, discs are about eighty percent water, although this usually declines with age). Therefore, keeping the body well hydrated by drinking water regularly is important to nourish the spinal discs and help keep them healthy.
In Health and Nutrition On 01 November 2015
A peptic ulcer is a sore in the inner lining of the stomach or upper small intestine Ulcers form when the intestine or stomach\'s protective layer is broken down. When this happens, digestive juices—which contain hydrochloric acid and an enzyme called pepsin—can damage the intestine or stomach tissue. Peptic ulcer is very painful , may force a patient to call even in very odd hours to doctor , and a doctor does not feel pain only , but can feel the fear of the persistence of that pain . This pain is often described as burning or gnawing and may extend to your back. If you have a stomach ulcer, the pain usually comes on about 15 to 20 minutes after eating. If you have a duodenal ulcer, the pain will usually come on one to three hours after a meal. The pain may also wake you at night.Different people have different symptoms, and some people have no symptoms at all. Common Symptoms A burning, aching, or gnawing pain between the belly button (navel) and the breastbone. Some people also have back pain. The pain can last from a few minutes to a few hours and may come and go for weeks. Pain that usually goes away for a while after you take an antacid or acid reducer. Loss of appetite and weight loss. Bloating or nausea after eating. Vomiting. Vomiting blood or material that looks like coffee grounds. Passing black stools that look like tar, or stools that contain dark red blood. The two most common causes of peptic ulcers are: Infection with Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria. Use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Certain lifestyle changes can lessen your risk of developing peptic ulcers. These include: Quitting smoking and other tobacco use Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains Not drinking more than two alcoholic beverages a day Not mixing alcohol with medication Washing your hands frequently to avoid infections Limiting your use of ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen sodium Following these nutritional tips may help reduce symptoms: Foods containing flavonoids, like apples, celery, cranberries (including cranberry juice), onions, garlic, and tea may inhibit the growth of H. pylori. Eat antioxidant rich foods, including fruits (such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes), and vegetables . Eat foods high in B vitamins and calcium, such as almonds, beans, whole grains (if no allergy), dark leafy greens (such as spinach and kale), and sea vegetables. Avoid refined foods, such as white breads, pastas, and sugar. Eat fewer red meats and more lean meats, cold water fish, tofu (soy, if no allergy) or beans for protein. Use healthy oils, such as olive oil or vegetable oil. Reduce or eliminate trans-fatty acids, found in commercially baked goods such as cookies, crackers, cakes, French fries, onion rings, donuts, processed foods, and margarine. Avoid beverages that may irritate the stomach lining or increase acid production including coffee (with or without caffeine), alcohol, and carbonated beverages. Drink 6 - 8 glasses of filtered water daily. Exercise at least 30 minutes daily, 5 days a week. These supplements may also help: Probiotic supplement , Probiotics or “friendly” bacteria may help maintain a balance in the digestive system between good and harmful bacteria such as H. pylori. Probiotics may help suppress H. pylori infection and may also help reduce side effects from taking antibiotics, the treatment for an H. pylori infection. Some probiotic supplements may need to be refrigerated for best results. Vitamin C, 500 - 1,000 mg 1 - 3 times daily -- One study found that taking vitamin C along with triple therapy allowed the dose of one antibiotic to be lower. Vitamin C may also be helpful in treating bleeding stomach ulcers.
In Health and Nutrition On 30 October 2015
Yes …you believe it that you just read. The problem is not that the blood sugar is high; the problem is that the cells are starving. They are not getting the nutrition which insulin is supposed to deliver to them. It is insulin’s responsibility to ensure that all the nutrients you consume get delivered to the cells which need them. And its your responsibility to ensure that insulin and glucagons (secreted by the pancreas) do there job well. Glucagons are secreted when there is fall in blood sugars and insulin is secreted when there is rise in blood sugar (ideally). So correction in nutrition and food habits o will help you to get out of this ill at ease .