Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

Alkalize Your Body for Better Health

It is easy to get lost in the whole health-food terminology and discourse on clean living. One can’t really tell where healthy stops and unhealthy begins. One major factor in determining the healthfulness of a food can be by looking at it from an alkaline or acidic point of view. The more alkaline it is the better. Alkaline diets have gained more importance from the cancer world, as many research studies are now showing an obvious connection between acidic diets and rise in cancers. Alkaline balance- In order for your…

Align Your Diet with Exercise Regimen for Best Results

Align Your Diet with Exercise Regimen for Best Results

Exercise and nutrition are twp peas in a pod. The quality of nutrition impacts performance, recovery, immunity, hormones and even the results we are striving for. The most common mistake people commit is considering food as a reward, forgetting that 70% results depend on nutrition and the remaining 30% on exercise, sleep or the lack of them and your level of stress. For example- while eating that cupcake might seems harmless, eating processed sugar post workout triggers somatostatin release that blocks the human growth hormone ( necessary for lean muscle),…

Community Health and Nutrition

Community Health and Nutrition

These two terms cannot really be defined separately since problems of nutrition and health co-exist in the community, where one influences the other. Therefore, general awareness has been provided by an elaboration of the concept of community nutrition. Community health- Community health is concerned with the health problems of population groups lead inevitably to a broad range of interests, i.e., from the cause, prevention and control of diseases, nutritional or otherwise. Thus community health includes both identification of nutritional health and health problems and causes and prevention as well as…

Childhood Obesity Doesn’t Look Good But Mom Recommends.

Childhood Obesity Doesn’t Look Good But Mom Recommends.

It cannot be denied that childhood obesity is on the rise. Chew on the following statistics – Somewhere between 5.74 % and 8.82 % of schoolchildren in Indian are obese. In urban south India, 21.4 % boys and 18.5 % girls aged 13-18 are either over-weight or obese. Worldwide , in the year 2000, the International obesity task force(IOTF) , declared about 10% of children aged 5-17 (about 155 million), were overweight , out of which 2 to 3% (30-45 million) , were obese.   Among the reasons for childhood…

Cigarette Smoking Is Injurious To Health, How?

Cigarette Smoking Is Injurious To Health, How?

One might anticipate that smog or chemicals pose the biggest threat to our health on a daily basis. But would you believe the greatest cause of oxidative stress in our bodies is cigarette and cigar smoke? It’s true. Smoking has been associated with the increased risk of asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer, and cardiovascular disease. We all are aware of the health consequences of smoking, but it is fascinating to realize that the underlying problem is the amount of oxidative stress smoking produces in our bodies. Cigarette smoke contains…

Show Me the Money, the Economic powers of medicine.

Show Me the Money, the Economic powers of medicine.

You can now appreciate why more than half the people who suffer heart attacks have normal cholesterol levels. Why did it take 25 years after Dr. Mc cully presented his hypothesis on homocysteine for the medical community to pay attention? For years now, we’ve known about these large benefits of aspirin in treating (patients), who have   Suffered an acute heart attack and survivors of heart attacks, and yet we have underutilization of it. Well, at least the pharmaceutical companies would take it more seriously and they would definitely share…

Choosing Your Nutritional Supplements

Choosing Your Nutritional Supplements

There are a few basic guidelines you need to follow in order to assure that you are taking high-quality supplements. The doctors recommend that you do not simply sell your health to the lowest bidder. Once you finally become convinced that nutritional supplements can offer you a health benefit, you want to be sure you are getting what you pay for. You will not get the optimal results, regarding the low-quality supplements. This is a poorly regulated industry. It will take some effort on your part to check out the…

Alternative Health Care

Alternative Health Care

Your journey continues as you turn from the medical community in search of a solution. You decide to seek out a more natural route, alternative health care, because traditional medicine has been no help (to the contrary, it probably made you feel worse). To your surprise, the alternative health-care provider identifies a problem right away. He may claim that you have “systemic yeast, leaky gut syndrome,” or “subclinical hypothyroidism” as the cause of your symptoms. Alternative practitioners typically do a hair or eye analysis, blood work, urine test, or muscle…

Can Indian Diet Benefit Our Health?

Can Indian Diet Benefit Our Health?

We all are aware with the fact that the kitchen of every Indian family controls its health. Herbs and spices have a special place in the kitchen. Every Indian kitchen is equipped with a box with small compartments for spices that are used daily in cooking. These are mustard seeds, turmeric, red chilly powder, asafetida, fenugreek seeds, kokum, tamarind and homemade garam masala. The cures of several illnesses are in the hands of every Indian. You just need to know your foods well. Kick out the bad fats and carbohydrates,…

Common Health Problems of the Newborn

Common Health Problems of the Newborn

Perinatal and neonatal problems are now the leading causes of death in children under five years. The baby may have been born at home or a health facility. For babies born at a health facility circumstances around delivery are handled by well trained health workers, while for the one born at home they may not. For all babies, the interval between onset of illness and death can be in a matter of minutes or hours. It is therefore very important for you to recognise and plan for the care of…