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5 Keys To Healthy Diet

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur

Everyone knows that it is important to eat a healthy diet, but actually achieving that goal can be more difficult. There are endless fad diets and new “superfoods”, as well as weekly changes to the list of which foods might get you sick. Maintaining a consistently healthy diet can be daunting, but if you understand the framework of a good dietary regimen, it is easier to stick with your goals and improve your overall wellness.

What is a healthy diet?

A healthy diet can be defined in many ways, but the general understanding is that a healthy diet is a balanced diet. The percentages may be different, but the three main categories of food are protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Generally, 20-35% of your daily calories should come from protein, 20-35% should come from fat, and 45-65% should come from carbohydrates. Those categories determine where the majority of your energy comes from, in the form of calories, but there are further divisions within those calorie areas.

You also need to consider what other nutrients come along with those calories, as well as potentially unhealthy substances that you should limit or completely eliminate from your diet. That is where the harvard food pyramid comes into play.

Healthy diet food pyramid

  • The harvard healthy eating pyramid is a helpful tool to visualize what constitutes a healthy diet and the types of food that you consume each day. It also helps in knowing the general concentrations and relative importance of different food varieties. There are six layers to this pyramid, as follows.
  • At the bottom of the pyramid, forming the foundation of the pyramid is whole-grain foods and vegetable oils. Generally speaking, you should have these foods at every meal, as they provide a significant amount of carbohydrates in the form of fiber and complex sugars, in addition to healthy fats in the oils. The next layer is fruits and vegetables. 2-3 servings of fruits are recommended each day, along with a similar amount of vegetables, if not more. This is another area for carbohydrate consumption, which generates most of our energy on a daily basis. Above fruits and vegetables are nuts, seed, and legumes, of which you should have 1-3 servings per day. These sources of calories are in the form of fats, protein, and carbohydrates, which have a number of other health benefits. This layer includes fish, poultry, and eggs, which you can have 0-2 servings of each day, representing a sizable amount of protein in the diet. Dairy products are the second to last layer of the pyramid, meaning that only a small amount of these should be consumed each day. These high-fat and high-protein foods also provide quite a few minerals and other essential nutrients, but should still be consumed in moderation, due to the variety of fats they contain. The very peak of the pyramid is divided into red meat, as well as white bread, white pasta, potatoes, sugars, sweets, soda, junk food and other low-quality carbohydrates. Red meat should be consumed only a few times per week, and the same is true for sweets andsimple sugar carbohydrates.
  • If you maintain a balanced, healthy diet based on the healthy eating pyramid, you will definitely be able to see and feel the results.

Keys to a healthy diet

Some of the most important aspects of a healthy diet include eating smaller meals more often, avoiding fast food, not skipping meals and drinking more water.

Avoid fast food

Cutting out fast food is an excellent way to maintain a healthy diet, as even a single fast-food burger can have upwards of 600 calories in it, as well as a significant amount of sodium and trans fats. This can throw your calorie intake off for the day, increase your “bad” cholesterol levels and elevate your blood pressure.

Eat smaller meals more often

If you eat 5-6 meals per day, rather than 3 large meals, you can have more diversity in your diet. This will allow you to get all of your necessary servings of nutrients, while also decreasing your desire to snack between meals or overeat once you finally reach dinner. This gives you more control over what you eat every single day.

Snack smarter

If you know you like to snack, it’s better to carry healthy snacks when you are at work or out for the day, rather than popping into corner stores for potato chips, fast food, or sugary treats. Bring a bag of nuts, or some sliced celery sticks and carrots, so you can sate your hunger, while also taking care of key nutrients of your daily intake.

Drink water

Everyone can afford to drink a bit more water, as it helps to keep the body feeling full, which lowers the chances of mindless snacking. Water also helps to flush out the body and detoxify it, due to the increased urination, which can improve digestive efficiency and nutrient uptake.

Do not skip meals

When you skip meals, it may feel like you have a calorie deficit in your favor, but being excessively hungry can lead to poor dietary choices, as well as overeating. You want consistent intake of nutrients throughout the day so your metabolism remains constantly active.

Eating a balanced diet

Many people around the world fail to eat a balanced diet every day, and you may be one of them. The best ways to improve your dietary habits is to ensure healthy eating by eating more lean protein, adding salads to your day, increasing fiber and switching to whole wheat, among others.

Fiber intake

Most people fail to take in enough fiber every day, which can lead to gastrointestinal distress, constipation and bloating. It can also negatively impact the body’s ability to intake nutrients, so you won’t be getting the most out of your meals, even if you are eating from the other essential food categories.

Lean protein

Grabbing a burger or cooking a steak may seem appealing, but the high-fat content of these foods should be replaced with more lean forms of protein. Poultry and fish are good options for other types of animal products, but you can also get more protein from beans, legumes, seeds, tofu, avocado, or many other low-fat options.

Salads

You can eat as many vegetables as you want throughout the day, as the rich vitamin and mineral content, and generally, low-calorie count, makes these ideal side dishes. Adding 1 salad to your meals for the day is an excellent way to increase energy, boost the metabolism, improve digestion and avoid simple sugars.

Whole wheat

White bread and pasta may be inexpensive, but there is very little nutritional value aside from pure calories. These simple carbohydrates break down quickly and the energy is rapidly used up, causing a “sugar” crash. Whole grain options are more flavorful and much better for keeping the foundation of your food pyramid strong.

Tea

Instead of drinking coffee, have a cup of green tea at the end of your meals, or on your way to work in the morning. In addition to a lower amount of caffeine, green tea is packed withantioxidants that can regulate your metabolic pathways and support immune health.

Simple ways to plan enjoy a healthy diet

There are many great ways to maintain a healthy diet, such as planning your meals ahead of time, allowing yourself cheat days, using portion control, staying away from the scale and exercising regularly.

Avoid the scale

Looking at the scale and not seeing immediate results can be very frustrating, and may cause you to slip up on your diet. Pay attention to consistently following a healthy diet, and the results will follow. However, healthy weight loss and weight management take time and patience, so stop holding yourself accountable to unrealistic (or unhealthy) fitness goals.

Plan your meals

Going grocery shopping at the beginning of the week based on a plan for your meals ahead is a great way to ensure that you maintain your food pyramid balance, save money on food, and have a plan in place when your week inevitably gets hectic.

Portion control

Rather than eliminating entire chunks of your diet that may be less than healthy, simply exercise portion control and limit the amount of those foods. A diet shouldn’t feel like a punishment, just an adjustment of your dietary norms.

Cheat days

In a similar vein, it is important to give yourself a break from time to time and congratulate yourself on remaining steady with your diet. This is when you can eat the top portions of the food pyramid, such as going out for ice cream or cooking yourself a porterhouse steak. These motivating “cheat days” will help you dive back into your diet the next day.

Exercise

Changing your diet alone simply isn’t enough; you also need to incorporate regular activity and exercise into your regimen. Following a healthy diet will also be easier once you experience the difference in energy and endurance that you have when you’re giving your body the nutrients it truly needs.

7 Best Parslay Substitute

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
7 Best Parslay Substitute

There are times in cooking when you will need to use a parsley substitute, probably because of its unavailability. Parsley is a flavorful herb and if you fall short of it, dried forms of it can also be used. It is an extremely popular herb around the world, both in fresh and dried forms, but if you’re halfway through a recipe and realize you’re missing such a flavorful ingredient, don’t worry. In most cases, fresh forms of herbs are replaced with dried forms of the same herb, just in smaller amounts, but there are also other plants and herbs that can mimic the flavor and effect of parsley and are great parsley substitutes.

In some cases, you may be preparing a meal for someone with a known allergy to parsley, but you still want to achieve the same effect in the taste of your recipe. Regardless of the reason you need a parsley substitute, there are plenty of options to choose from.

Parsley substitutes

Best parsley substitutes are basil, chervil, cilantro, rosemary, and mint, among others.

1. Basil

Many people naturally turn to basil as a replacement for parsley due to the similarity of their appearance, but the flavors are notably different. Basil cuts through more blatantly in a dish, so if you are making a dish with a subtle spice balance, basil may throw off the end result. However, if you are preparing highly flavorful foods, such as italian cuisine, the inclusion of basil may not be noticeable in exchange for parsley.

2. Chervil

One of the most popular parsley substitutes is chervil, as it also boasts a rather mild taste, similar to parsley. However, the sweetness of chervil is often compared to aniseed, a licorice flavor that can often blend in nicely with parsley. Chervil also belongs to the same family as parsley, and in europe, is one of the most common substitutes for this in-demand herb.

3. Cilantro

Although cilantro or coriander isn’t quite as bitter as parsley, this flavorful leafy herb is a popular parsley substitute. Cilantro is particularly good if you are trying to replaceparsley as a garnish since its appearance is strikingly similar. For people who are adventurous in their herbal replacements, cilantro can be an interesting choice for a dish, but if you are worried about your food being overpowered, cilantro may not be the best choice.

4. Dried parsley

When you are replacing any fresh herb, the first thing you should try to find is a dry variety. In the case of parsley, most culinary experts say that the potency multiplies 3 times in the dried form, so if your recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley, use 1 teaspoon of dried parsley instead. The flavor match will be almost identical, although some slight changes occur when the herb dries.

5. Oregano

Oregano shares the same earthy flavor as parsley but is slightly warmer than parsley in terms of taste. It is also stronger as a spice, but can easily replace parsley in stews, soups, and curries.

6. Rosemary

Known as one of the most aromatic herbs, with a pungent and unmistakable flavor, rosemary should only be used to replace parsley if you want a stronger bite in your dish, and are going to be cooking the spices, not just using them as a seasoning. As a whole, the flavors of rosemary and parsley are complementary, despite being quite different.

7. Mint

Mint has a recognizably sweet taste and is slightly more pungent than parsley, so it could give savory dishes more of a sweet bite than you want. However, it has a number of similar health effects and works equally well as a garnish. In middle eastern and asian cuisine, given the other spices being used, the replacement of parsley with mint won’t be as noticeable.

Garlic Powder Benefits And Nutrition Fact

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Garlic Powder Benefits And Nutrition Fact

Garlic powder is an excellent spice that should be kept on any spice rack. This can be an excellent replacement for fresh garlic. If you have ever cooked with garlic, then you know it is one of the most pungent and powerful flavors you can add to a dish, and garlic powder is much the same. It delivers a number of important nutrients, which provide various health benefits.

What is garlic powder?

Garlic powder is the ground form of dehydrated garlic, and it has a number of benefits over fresh garlic. When you dehydrate garlic, you extend its shelf life exponentially, so it can be stored for months or even years without losing its potency.

Furthermore, garlic powder can be a more subtle way of imbuing an entire dish with the flavor of garlic, rather than simply adding individually chopped or minced cloves. This powder is quite easy to make, and you will find it on many different meals, from pizza and ranch dressing to avocados and as an ingredient in barbecue sauce. The versatility and delicious flavor of garlic powder make it a favorite spice around the world.

What’s more? garlic powder also delivers many of the best parts of garlic, in terms of health. Using this spice regularly can give your cooking and your overall wellness a boost.

Garlic powder nutrition facts

Garlic powder has a wide range of nutrients, including vitamin c, iron, calcium, protein, dietary fiber, and a small amount of sodium and sugar. While the concentration of these nutrients is significantly less than fresh garlic cloves, particularly in vitamin c content, there are still a number of antioxidants and organic compounds like allicin that can boost your health.

garlic powder health benefits

The most important health benefits of garlic powder include its ability to lower overall cholesterol levels, improve the immune system, prevent certain cancers, and aid digestion, among others.

Balances cholesterol levels

Although garlic lacks allicin, it is the active ingredient in crushed garlic and has a positive effect on your cholesterol levels and reduces plaque buildup in the arteries and blood vessels. It can also help to lower blood pressure!

Prevents cancer

There are a number of antioxidants in garlic powder that can help to reduce oxidative stress throughout the body, relieve inflammation, and prevent cellular mutation, which can lead to cancer.

Boosts immune system

Although the vitamin c level is significantly depleted when garlic is dehydrated, there are still immune-boosting properties of this spice, coming partially from other minerals and antioxidants present in it.

Aids in digestion

If your stomach is upset or if you have indigestion, some of the organic compoundsfound in garlic powder, as well as the iron and dietary fiber, can help move your bowels smoothly and relieve constipation.

How to make garlic powder?

If you want to make garlic powder at home, it is surprisingly easy to do, provided you have raw garlic, a bit of time and patience. Follow the simple steps below and you’ll have your homemade garlic powder before you know it! the only component in garlic powder is garlic itself, although many people add salt to the mixture, which is then called garlic salt.

Step 1 – peel as many garlic cloves as you want to use (3-4 bulbs is good for a seasonal supply).

Step 2 – slice them thinly and then place them on a plate.

Step 3 – turn the oven to 175 degrees and heat the garlic cloves until they are completely dry.

Step 4 – once they are completely dehydrated, grind them in a blender or with a mortar and pestle.

Step 5 – strain the mixture so only the powder remains.

Step 6 – store in an airtight spice jar between uses.

Side effects of garlic powder

There are some dangers of consuming too much of this powder, as well as potential risks for people with certain medical conditions. The most common problems include gastrointestinal distress, problems with bleeding disorders, bad breath, muscle aches, and dizziness, among others. If you consume garlic powder in moderation, you have little risk of experiencing these side effects.

  • Bleeding disorders – for people who consume an excessive amount of garlic powder, bleeding problems have been known to worsen, so always use this spice in moderation.
  • Bad breath – as with any garlic product, this powder has a powerful smell, which can lead to bad breath, although it can also help to eliminate oral infections!
  • Muscle ache – when too much of this herb is ingested, or if you suffer from a mild allergy, it could cause muscle spasms or aches.
  • Stomach issues – stomach aches, cramping and bloating can happen if too much of this powder is consumed.
  • Dizziness and headache – some people report symptoms of headaches and dizziness, as well as lightheadedness, sweating, fatigue, and nausea if they use too much of this spice at one time.
     
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Turkey Tails Mushroom

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Turkey Tails Mushroom

Among 720 species of mushrooms, turkey tail mushrooms are known for their therapeutic purposes. Mushrooms are a favorite among many people for their taste. But it is often unknown to common people that mushrooms have great medicinal values as well. In fact, there are many kinds of mushrooms which have been used in asia since a very long time for medicinal purposes. Mushrooms are usually harvested in areas of their natural growth. However, throughout the years it has been possible for mankind to cultivate them and use them for their own purposes for quite a number of years now.

Turkey tail mushrooms

Several kinds of research and experiments have been going on for a number of years now around the globe regarding the benefits and uses of turkey tail mushrooms. It has been an active ingredient of chinese medicinal tea. The benefits of turkey tail mushrooms are far-fetched, recently vigorous research work is going on in many universities like in bastyr university to find out whether the turkey tail mushrooms are effective and efficient for the treatment of the deadly disease of cancer. The research is mainly going on in collaboration with bastyr university with the university of washington and a few other renowned universities of the world. The research is funded by nih (national institutes of health). The mushroom under discussion is found in abundance in forests throughout the world. The numerous health benefits that turkey tail mushrooms can offer have not yet been fathomed by scientific trials across the world.

Turkey tail mushrooms are known for their numerous health benefits. These mushrooms are commonly found in the woodlands of europe and china. They are usually found to grow in large colonies. Turkey tail mushrooms are generally multi-colored and have concentric bands of contrasting shades. They appear in shades of black, brown, gray, red, white or blue. The body is thin and velvety with a fruiting nature. Because of their capability to form wavy rosettes, they have the name of turkey tails.

Nutritional value of turkey tail mushrooms

Turkey tail mushrooms are rich in vitamins and minerals and thus improve the health and add greatly to the nutritional content of the diet. They are great sources of potassium as well as riboflavin. The content of niacin in this type of mushroom is also very high. Turkey tail mushrooms also contain pantothenic acid, phosphorus, and even copper.

The turkey tail mushrooms are devoid of fat and caffeine. The content of sodium in this mushroom is also reasonably low. This kind of mushroom is also free from cholesterol and gluten and are low in calories. Turkey tail mushrooms contain 18 types of amino acids, ergo sterol and beta glucans of 1/3 and 1/6. Ergo sterol gets converted to vitamin d on exposure to the sun.

Health benefits of turkey tail mushrooms:

There are many health benefits of turkey tail mushrooms, these include the prevention of cold, support during chemotherapy, control of diabetes, reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol, and more. Let us discuss them in detail below:

1. Prevent and treat cold

Because of the strong anti-viral and anti-microbial properties of turkey tail mushrooms, they can fight away various infections caused by these microbes, including common cold and flu. They greatly improve the immunity of the system and thus make them stronger to fight against disease causing germs. It is a good idea to include turkey tail in the diet when the season of flu draws nearer. The turkey tail mushroom modulates the immune system to act in a stronger way in fighting infections and germs.

2. Provide support during chemotherapy

The role of turkey tail mushroom in providing support to cancer patients has been under research for a long time now by the most renowned universities in the world. Several patients who are now undertaking chemotherapy have been adding turkey tail mushroom to their diet. The results have started showing up in cases of prostate and breast cancer already. It is known that the immune system of the body gets suppressed under chemotherapy. But turkey tail mushrooms build up the immune system and thus help in making up for the weakness caused by chemotherapy. The stronger immune system also helps in fighting strongly against the deadly cancer cells, thereby turkey tail mushroom is a potent cancer-fighting food.

3. Control diabetes

Turkey tail mushroom helps in reducing diabetes by lowering the level of glucose in the body.

4. Reduce inflammations

Turkey tail mushrooms are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. The inclusion of turkey tail mushrooms in the diet help in reduction of inflammations both internal and external.

5. Rich in antioxidants

Being rich in antioxidants, it helps in protection of the body from the harmful uv radiations of the sun. They also block the free radicals that result in aging. Thus, it slows down the process of aging. Being rich in vitamin e, it also acts towards making the skin better and cleansing it naturally.

6. Lower cholesterol

High cholesterol leads to various kind of heart diseases. Turkey tail mushrooms help in reducing the levels of cholesterol by adding it in the daily diet.

7. Aid digestion

The mycelium is that part of the mushroom which enables a person to have a smooth process of digestion. The microbiome gets assisted by the prebiotic content of the turkey tail mushrooms. This implies that the growth of the good and beneficial bacteria in the body is enhanced which includes acidophilus as well as bifidobacterium. It also helps in the treatment of the leaky gut syndrome. The process might also help in losing weight.

8. Help in aids

Kaposi’s sarcoma is a kind of skin cancer which affects the patients who suffer from hiv/aids. Researchers from around the world have revealed that consumption of turkey tail mushroom along with east african wild mushrooms with medicinal uses help in treating this situation. It is also beneficial for patients suffering from hiv/aids without the skin cancer.

9. Reduce hypertension

Hypertension or increase in blood pressure occurs due to the rise in pressure in the arteries carrying blood. Turkey tail mushrooms help in reducing the pressure, and thus hypertension.

10. Treat breast cancer

Among the various other kinds of cancers for which turkey tail mushrooms are assumed to be effective, breast cancer is one in which results from real life have already been presented. An old woman of 83 years has been known to be living a disease-free life after she added turkey tail mushroom capsules to her daily regime along with chemotherapy. The explanation that is presented is that the immune system of the patient got boosted up by recognition of the cancerous tumor, which in turn greatly increased the efficiency of the chemotherapy.

11. Improve bone health

Another health benefit of turkey tail mushrooms is that they are good for bone health. Not just this, but studies have shown that they can also help in regenerating bone marrow.

12. Treat human papilloma virus

Human papillomavirus (hpv) is an infection which is known to be treated by turkey tail mushrooms within a reasonably short time of consumption, approximately two months.

Turkey tail mushrooms are well known for their medicinal purposes because of which they are a sought-after product among the leading pharmaceutical companies. Researches are going on throughout the world to dig out more treasures this mushroom has to offer.

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Type 2 Diabetes - How To Prevent Your Child From It?

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Type 2 Diabetes - How To Prevent Your Child From It?

Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder that prevents the body from processing sugar or glucose. The disorder causes insufficient production of the hormone Insulin (responsible for regulating sugar into the different parts of your body); or the body's failure to respond to the hormone produced. Although no cure is available for T2DM, there are several ways in which you can help prevent Type 2 diabetes in your child. These are:

1. Get your child to indulge in some physical activity - Spending about 60 minutes of the day on physical activity can help your child to ward off Type 2 diabetes. In terms of screen time, it shouldn't be over 2 hours a day. By doing so, he or she ends up building his or her muscles as well as gets rid of extra fat from the body. An active life would also help your child to maintain an optimal body weight with obesity being a cause of this form of diabetes. Whether it's a sport like swimming, cricket or basketball, or even walking and dancing, physical activity in any form can help in preventing your child from developing Type 2 diabetes.

2. Plan a well-balanced diet for your child - Encouraging your child to have healthy foods and making right food choices can also lower his or her chances of getting this metabolic disorder. Foods high in fiber like whole grain cereals and bread, lentils, fruits, and vegetables should be consumed. Similarly, foods low in trans and saturated fats like lean meat, chicken, yogurt and cheese should be included in your child's diet. Processed foods, as well as sugary drinks, should be no-no when it comes to your child's diet.

3. Adopting proper eating habits - It is not only making the right food choices that are important but eating right as well is vital for preventing the onset of diabetes. Having meals with fix portion sizes is a habit that you need to develop in your child. Ideally, half the plate should be filled with vegetables and fruits; a quarter with lean protein like chicken; and the remaining with whole grain. To accompany the meal, make your child have one cup of no-fat or low-fat milk. Desserts like ice cream and cookies should be allowed only once or twice a week.

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Olive Oil For Dogs

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur

There are plenty of olive oil benefits for humans, but the use of olive oil for dogs may not be something that every dog owner knows about. Fortunately, olive oil is not only safe when responsibly given to your canine companion, but it can also deliver a number of impressive health benefits.

Can dogs have olive oil?

Dogs can definitely have olive oil, but as with any type of human food, it should be given in strict moderation. Olive oil is composed primarily of healthy fats, which is one of the main reasons why people often choose this option, rather than more common vegetable oils. Those same benefits can be enjoyed by your dog too, but excessive consumption can lead to weight gain and other problems. The best type of olive oil for dogs is extra virgin olive oil, which is widely available around the world. Unlike many other human foods that we typically consume, one of the most common uses of olive oil for dogs is in a topical form.

Provided your dog is in good health and is only exposed to small or moderate amounts of olive oil, there should be no danger to your pooch!

Why should dogs have olive oil?

Not only is olive not dangerous for dogs in most cases, but it can also help boost their health in various ways, and is able to treat dry skin, inflammation, indigestion, obesity and a weak immune system, among others.

1. Topical use

The most common use of olive oil for dogs is on their fur, as this healthy oil is one of the best remedies for dry skin. It is known to reduce inflammation and the need to itch, while also improving the appearance and luster of your pup’s coat.

2. Reduces inflammation

Both internally and externally, olive oil can help lower inflammation in your dog’s body. The antioxidants found in this oil are well known to prevent unnecessary oxidative stress and boost overall health and comfort, particularly as your dog ages.

3. Treats indigestion

Adding a small spoonful of olive oil to your dog’s dinner can help the digestive process, and clear up any indigestion or constipation. As a laxative, it will stimulate normal digestive movement, and also protect the gut from bacterial imbalance.

4. Boosts immunity

If your dog is not feeling well or is prone to illness, olive oil can be a great way to bolster their immune defenses. When given in moderation, the antioxidants in olive oil can reduce strain on the immune system and protect against common infections.

5. Prevents obesity

Thanks to the healthy fats found in olive oil, this can help your dog’s cholesterol levels and prevent obesity, but only when your dog eats this oil in moderation!

How much olive oil can your dog eat?

There is never any reason for your dog to eat an excessive amount of human food, so there is definitely a limit to how much olive oil you should add to your pup’s meal. Depending on the size of your dog, the amount you feed them will change, but as a base amount, a medium-sized dog can usually handle about 1 tablespoon of olive oil per day. Larger dogs may require more, and smaller dogs may need only a teaspoon. When first giving your dog olive oil, be sure to watch their response and check their stool, as this can tell you whether you are giving them too much

Side effects

The most common side effect of olive oil for dogs is gastrointestinal in nature. More specifically, if a dog consumes too much olive oil, they will have loose stools or even diarrhea, stomach upset, and discomfort. Furthermore, while olive oil is full of “good” fats, an excessive amount can lead to weight gain and obesity problems, as well as a higherrisk of pancreatitis in certain dogs. As mentioned before, moderation is critical!
 

Calamansi Juice

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Calamansi Juice

Drinking calamansi juice is a very popular practice in certain parts of asia due to its detoxifying ability on the body, the availability of the fruit, and the tart, unique flavor of the juice.

What is calamansi juice?

Calamansi juice is derived from the calamansi fruit, an extremely sour variety of citrus fruit commonly called golden limes. Scientifically known as citrofortunella microcarpa, this fruit is a hybrid of a member of the citrus genus and a kumquat, and is widely cultivated in southeast asia, particularly in the philippines. This sour fruit is rich in vitamin c and certain antioxidants, such as limonene, as well potassium, vitamin a and calcium. Although the juice from this fruit is incredibly sour, many people still consume it on a regular basis due to its many impressive health benefits.

Benefits of calamansi juice

Some of the top benefits of calamansi juice include its ability to boost the immune system, soothe acidity in the stomach, aid in weight loss efforts, stimulate growth and repair, bleach the skin, detoxify the body, lower cholesterol, manage diabetes and treat respiratory infections, among others.

1. Controls cholesterol levels

Anecdotal evidence and some studies have found that this juice can help you lower your cholesterol levels, which is an important steptoward weight loss and avoiding metabolic syndrome. It can also help lower your risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke.

2. Boosts immunity

Packed with vitamin c and other beneficial nutrients, calamansi juice has been used as an immune booster for generations. It can stimulate the production of white blood cells and counter the negative effects of free radicals, thanks to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties.

3. lowers acidity

Despite the high levels of citric acid and apparent acidity of this fruit, many people drink it as a soothing substance for the stomach. It can lower levels of inflammation, when consumed in moderation, lower your risk of developing ulcers and protect you from acid reflux disease.

4. Promotes collagen production

Vitamin c is a crucial element in collagen production, which is the compound needed to create every tissue, muscle fiber and cell in the body. This juice can deliver a burst of ascorbic acid that will increase your body’s ability to grow, as well as repair damage from injury, illness or surgery.

5. Controls diabetes

A significant amount of research has been done on the blood sugar-moderating effectsof calamansi juice. It can help to regulate the release of glucose and insulin into the bloodstream, which is excellent news for those suffering from diabetes or those at risk of developing the disease.

6. Improves respiratory health

The strong citric acid levels in this juice help itcut through phlegm and mucus, where infections often live and propagate, while also soothing inflammation in the throat and respiratory tracts.

7. Skin care

All over asia, people use calamansi juice on their skin, as it functions like a natural bleaching agent. In addition to clearing the skin of blemishes or discoloration, it can also deliver antioxidants to the skin that will prevent wrinkles and other signs of aging.

8. Detoxifies the body

Known to stimulate urination and flush outthe kidneys, calamansi juice can be a powerful detoxifying agent, strengthening the function of your liver, kidneys and gallbladder to help you eliminate excess toxins in the body.

How to make calamansi juice?

You can easily make calamansi juice at home, provided you have access to these exotic fruits. Outside of southeast asia, your best chance of finding these fruits is in exotic grocery stores or import stores.

Recipe

Ingredients:

12-14 calamansi fruits2 cups of sugar, refined2 cups of water, filtered

Step 1 – thoroughly wash all of the limes.

Step 2 – slice off the top of the limes, being careful not to cut into the seeds.

Step 3 – using your hands, squeeze out as much juice as possible from the limes into a strainer.

Step 4 – add the sugar and water and stir thoroughly.

Step 5 – taste the juice, and if it is too astringent or sour, add more sugar or water. Some people add honey in significant quantities (1 cup) to balance out the taste.

Step 6 – refrigerate the juice, serve chilled and enjoy!

Calamansi juice for weight loss

This tropical juice is legendary for its impact on weight loss, as it has the ability to not only boost the metabolism, but also eliminate many of the toxins in the body that can contribute to fat storage. By increasing metabolic speed, this juice can improve passive fat-burning throughout the day, while detoxifying the body will help all of your organ systems run more smoothly and function properly, aiding in calorie burning. By reducing fat storage, you will have more usable energy and less adipose fat formation. Many people drink a glass of calamansi juice every morning to stimulate the body and achieve weight-loss goals.

Calamansi juice substitute

If you are in certain parts of the world, getting your hands on fresh calamansi limes may be difficult, in which case you will want to replace this juice in recipes or in your morning juice. These substitutes can mimic the acidity and tartness, and even deliver some of the same health benefits. The best substitutes for calamansi juice include regular lime juice, white wine vinegar, white wine, tamarind or black lime.

Side effects calamansi juice

This simple juice has many impressive health benefits, but can also cause a few side effects, including gastrointestinal distress and a heightened risk of kidney problems.

Stomach issues – while many people praise calamansi juice for its detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties, it is still a very astringent and potentially irritating substance for the stomach. If you have a sensitive gut, be sure to moderate your intake of calamansi juice to prevent acid reflux, diarrhea, stomach upset and cramping. Kidney health – with a high level of vitamin c and the ability to stimulate urination, this fruit juice can detoxify the body, but for people with kidney issues, diuretics can lead to numerous complications and even a worsening of your condition, so speak with a doctor first.

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Health benefits of linden!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Health benefits of linden!

Some of the most interesting health benefits of linden include its ability to improve the immune system, prevent certain forms of cancer, calm and detoxify the body, eliminate anxiety, lower inflammation, and lower blood pressure.

What is linden?

Tilia is the name of the genus that contains varieties of trees named linden, whose flowers, leaves, and extracts have been used for medicinal and decorative purposes for many years. The tilia genus members are often also called lime or basswood, and the different types of linden have slightly different components and effects. Tilia cordata is the strongest type of tree, in terms of its medicinal effects, and is commonly known as little-leaf linden. This wide variety can be found throughout europe and into western asia and is 60-80 feet in height. Linden flowers are the most commonly used part of these trees, primarily because of the potency of linden flower tea, which is known to be very powerful as a treatment for a wide variety of conditions.

The flowers are yellow and once they are dried, they can be brewed as a delicious and potent tea, which is growing in popularity around the world as more research is being done. The health benefits of linden and linden tea are largely due to the high concentrationof phytonutrients, flavonoids, and other diaphoretic substances. This unique mix of organic compounds has resulted in one of the most trusted and reliable herbal tea varieties on the market.

Health benefits of linden

Let’s take a slightly closer look at the many health benefits of linden.

1. Relieves anxiety

One of the most frequent uses for linden tea is as an anxiety aid, as its soothing properties have been known to reduce mental stress and anxiety. If you suffer from mood swings or unexplained chronic stress, a cup of linden tea can be a very wise addition to your health regimen. It has a minor effect on your hormone levels, inducing a state of relaxation for the body and mind.

2. Prevents chronic diseases

As with so many herbal remedies, the antioxidant content of linden is one of the best qualities this plant has. Antioxidant compounds like quercetin and kaempferol both act as free radical scavengers, eliminating these harmful byproducts of cellular respiration from your system and improving your overall health by preventing chronic disease. These are particularly effective for protecting the skin against signs of aging and exposure to the sun as you age.

3. Detoxifies the body

P-coumaric acid is another very beneficial organic compounds found in linden that can be accessed in linden tea. This is known as a diaphoretic, which means that it induces sweating, which is a very effective way of releasing toxins from the body, along with excess salts, fat, water, and foreign substances. This quality also makes linden valuable for people suffering from fevers, as inducing sweating can help lower a fever faster and prevent permanent damage to organ systems.

4. Reduces cold and flu

In addition to stimulating sweating to break a fever, linden also contributes to other symptoms of cold and flu, such as inflamed or swollen membranes throughout the mouth and respiratory tracts. This can help to reduce coughing and irritation, which is why linden is often relied on, to soothe sore throats and calm coughing. Linden tea can also help to eliminate congestion, making it a true triple-threat to colds, and represents a major immune system booster.

5. Removes inflammation

For those who suffer from tension headaches and other inflammatory conditions, including arthritis and gout, linden tea can help eliminate those painful symptoms. Just as it reduces the inflammation in the respiratory tracts, it also helps to lower blood pressure and remove inflammation in the blood vessels, thereby preventing the small capillary back-ups that so commonly lead to headaches, as well as the swollen tissue of arthritis sufferers.

6. prevents cancer

With its impressive arsenal of antioxidants, linden is a definite contender for preventing and treating various forms of cancer. Those antioxidant compounds, like quercetin and coumarin, prevent free radicals from causing apoptosis or mutation in healthy cells, which often lead to cancer.

7. Improves digestion

If you’re suffering from an upset stomach, bloating, constipation, or cramping, sip on a cup of linden tea and settle your stomach in no time. The blend of compounds and chemicals found in linden can reduce gastrointestinal discomfort and stimulate the proper digestion and excretion of food.

8. A final word of warning

There are some people who are allergic to these flowers, so speak to your doctor before adding linden tea to your favorite beverages list. Also, there is a maximum dosage, so avoid drinking more than 3 cups per day. Furthermore, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, it usually isn’t a good idea to drink linden tea, or if you have heart disease, as this flower can negatively interact with certain medicines.
 

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Nine Amazing Health Benefits Of Mackerel Fish!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur

Eating fish is important for a balanced diet, and mackerel fish are some of the most widely available and healthiest fish around. However, before you add mackerel to your weekly diet, it is important to know where they come from and what potential health benefits they hold, as well as possible side effects.

What is mackerel fish?

  • Mackerel fish is actually a general term that encompasses more than 30 species of fish, most of which belong to the scombridae. In many parts of the world, mackerel fish are known as bangada. These fish are typically found near coastal areas, where they breed and feed, and their range includes both tropical and temperate regions. Mackerel fish are usually found in large schools, which makes them an easy target for commercial fishermen, making mackerel one of the most common fish on the menu, particularly in north america. Ranging from 20 cm to 200 cm, the varieties of mackerel fish have varying physical characteristics, but they offer similar flavor and a relatively aligned nutrient profile.
  • Most notably, mackerel species are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, as well as huge levels of vitamin b12 (nearly 700% of your daily requirement), selenium, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron. There are also smaller amounts of vitamin a, potassium, zinc and sodium. Along with 230 calories per filet – an average of 100 grams – there are also 21 grams of protein, representing roughly 40% of your daily required intake.
  • Due to this impressive nutrient profile, and the different ways to prepare mackerel, it remains one of the most popular and readily consumed fish in the world.

Health benefits of mackerel fish

The health benefits of mackerel fish include improving hair health, protecting the skin, strengthening the immune system, lowering cholesterol levels, preventing chronic disease and boosting bone health, among others.

1. Skin care

With ample amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and selenium, mackerel fish can take care of all your skin care needs. These substances both act as antioxidants within the body, helping to reduce oxidative stress and the effects of free radicals, which are the natural byproducts of cellular metabolism. They can also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots and relieve certain inflammatory conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema.

2. Hair care

There are many nutrients that are critical to hair care, such as protein, iron, zinc, and omega-3 fatty acids, all of which are found in mackerel fish. A regular dose of these nutrients in your diet will help to improve the luster and look of your hair, while also strengthening the hair strands and reducing the effects of scalp conditions, such as dandruff.

3. Boost immunity

Despite having a low level of vitamin c, mackerel fish are still praised for their effects on the immune system. Coenzyme q10 is one of the unique elements in mackerel fish that is closely associated with preventing infections and strengthening the body’s defense against oxidative stress. Omega-3 fatty acids are also known to reduce inflammation, which can put unnecessary strain on the immune system.

4. Lower cholesterol levels

With an impressive level of omega-3 fatty acids, mackerel fish is known to improve cholesterol balance in the body by lowering ldl cholesterol and increasing hdl cholesterol levels. This will reduce the amount of cholesterol that is oxidized and deposited in the arteries as plaque, so this fish is known to lower your risk of atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke and coronary heart disease.

5. Treat chronic disease

The antioxidant effects of mackerel fish are well studied, primarily due to the huge level of selenium – more than 80% of your daily requirement per serving. Selenium functionsas an antioxidant in the body, helping to prevent cellular mutation and chronic disease by neutralizing free radicals before they can damage tissues, cells, and organ systems.

6. Improve bone mineral density

There are varying ;levels of many minerals in mackerel fish, including copper, selenium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and iron, all of which are linked in some way to bone density. By regularly consuming this fish variety, you can prevent the onset of osteoporosis, keeping you feeling youthful and strong as you age.

7. Improve cognition

The high levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in mackerel, particularly dha, mean an improved cognitive function and a lower risk of neurodegenerative disease. The anti-inflammatory properties of these compounds will reduce the plaque buildup that often precedes symptoms of alzheimer’s and parkinson’s disease.

8. Weight loss

Although mackerel fish do possess a high level of calories – nearly 250 per filet – they also provide a huge amount of protein, which can help to stimulate the metabolism. High-protein foods are also notoriously filling, which can help prevent overeating, keeping you within your calorie limitations for the day.

9. Control diabetes

Monounsaturated fatty acids, like those present in mackerel, have been linked in research to more regulation of blood sugar and insulin resistance in the body. This is anexcellent news for diabetics and those at high risk of diabetes, as it can keep your glucose levels in check, in addition to the many other health benefits of this fish.

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13 Beneficial Home Remedies!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
13 Beneficial Home Remedies!

Some of the most effective home remedies for lymphoma include the use of iodine, green tea extract, artemisinin, parsley, licorice, milk thistle, reishi mushrooms, sunshine exposure, omega-3 fatty acids, olive leaf extract, probiotics, and a reduction in sugar intake, stress, alcohol, and nicotine.

What is lymphoma?

One of the most dreaded and deadly forms of cancer is lymphoma, which is essentially a group of blood cell tumors than stem from the lymphatic system. There are two main types: hodgkin’s lymphoma and&;non-hodgkin’s lymphoma (about 90% of all lymphomas), and both can be dangerous. Cancer in any form is dangerous, but lymphoma is prone to metastasizing, and the connectivity between the lymphatic system and the rest of the body makes the spread of cancer a major concern. Lymphomas are the seventh most common form of cancer, and kills over 300, 000 people per year. There are a number of different causes of lymphoma, including previous illnesses like epstein-barr virus, autoimmune diseases, poor diet, pesticides, and other behavioral/environmental factors.

As with all other types of cancer, there is no formal cure, but there are accepted treatment strategies that can send cancer into remission, and improve quality of life, which include surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapy. However, there are some rather intense side effects to these prescribed treatments, so to lessen the side effects of these treatments, and to complement the powerful anti-cancer medications that are often prescribed, home remedies are often turned to. The symptoms of lymphoma include enlarged or hardened lymph nodes, night sweats, fever, weight loss, fatigue, itching, and respiratory distress. If you believe that you may be suffering from lymphoma, you should speak with an oncologist as soon as possible, but adding these natural remedies to your lifestyle is a great idea! now, let’s take a more in-depth look at the many home remedies for lymphoma.

Home remedies for lymphoma

Home remedies for lymphoma include:

1. Licorice

One of the main side effects of lymphoma is a notable loss of weight, and it can help to add some steroids to your diet in order to boost the body back to normal levels. Licorice contains various steroid-like compounds, in addition to active ingredients that directly impact the spread and severity of lymphomas in the body.

2. Reishi mushrooms

Tinctures made from reishi mushrooms have received some impressive attention as of late, given that these powerful fungi have shown anticancer and antiproliferative properties in the lab. While research is ongoing, it is believe that these mushrooms can effectively slow the spread of lymphoma.

3. Parlsey

Epithelial growth factors are a major cause of lymphoma and other types of cancer, but fortunately, parsley has been linked to inhibiting these growth factors, thereby protecting the body against lymphoma, or slowing down its spread while other treatments come in to safely eliminate the growth.

4. Quit smoking

Adding carcinogens to your body is always a bad idea, particularly if you are already suffering from a form of cancer. In terms of lymphoma, eliminating cigarettes will allow your body to focus on the cancerous growth, rather than splitting its attention. Smoking also weakens the immune system and increases the chances of chronic disease, so kick the habit today!

5. Omega-3 fatty acids

As always, “good” cholesterol makes an appearance on this home remedy list. The reduction in chronic disease that comes as a result of omega-3 fatty acids can help protectyou from many of the contributing conditions that can lead to lymphoma. Furthermore, the boosted immune system and antioxidant behavior of certain omega-3s will help keep you cancer-free.

6. Milk thistle

This popular herb is used for many different health conditions, primarily in terms of detoxifying the body and improving the functionality of the liver. By adding milk thistle to your daily health regimen, you greatly increase your glutathione content, an important component of protecting metabolic health.

7. Iodine

Iodine has been known to directly attackcancer cells, so taking iodine supplements is appropriate for all types of cancers. You can increase your iodine intake by adding iodine-rich foods like yogurt, beans, cheese, and potatoes.

8. Lower stress

Stress hormones can be helpful in certain settings, but also dangerous in others, particularly if they are constantly present in the body. This can exhaust the metabolism, lower energy levels, and have more serious impacts. If you can lower stress through meditation or yoga, eliminating excess cortisol in the body is always a good way to lower oxidative stress in the body.

9. Green tea extract

The catechins and epicatechins in green tea are natural anti-cancer and anti-tumor substances, so the concentrated effects of green tea in its extract is particularly effective at protecting you from a wide range of cancers, including lymphomas.

10. Alcohol intake

Excessive alcohol intake weakens the body, so while it may seem relaxing to blow off some steam with a night of imbibing, this can compromise your immune system and make you more susceptible to chronic disease and cancer like lymphoma.

11. Olive leaf extract

Lymphomas are essentially tumors, and one of the best herbal extracts to eliminate tumors is olive leaf extract. While not the most commonly found herbal supplement, olive leaf extract’s polyphenols and flavonoids are extremely important in your body’s cancer defense.

12. Sunshine

Vitamin d from the sunshine is arguably the easiest home remedy for lymphoma, as you need only step outside to soak up the benefits. Vitamin d actively eliminates many of the symptoms of non-hodgkin’s lymphoma, so although it may not always be easy, getting a healthy dose of sunshine can keep cancer at bay.

13. Artemisinin

This ancient chinese herb is like a bloodhound for cancer cells and can effectively seek out and neutralize mutated cells, while leaving healthy cells intact. This may not be the easiest remedy to find, but it has proven its effectiveness for thousands of years.

A final word of warning: although these home remedies may be effective, this is still a highly invasive and dangerous form of cancer. You should always speak to a trained medical professional and an oncologist if you suspect a cancer diagnosis. These suggested remedies are alternative treatments and complementary approaches, and are not intended to replace more formal therapies.

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Benefits Of Juice!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Benefits Of Juice!

Juice fasting has become a popular way for people to detoxify their body and lose weight, provided they do it in a healthy way and for a limited time. Juice fasting consists of cutting out all solid food for a period of time, replacing your entire food intake with various fruit and vegetable juices. Since fruits and vegetables contain high concentrations of nutrients and antioxidants, low levels of calories, and almost no fat, this can be an excellent way to get your health back on track.

Benefits of juice fasting

Some of the top benefits of juice fasting include strengthening the immune system, losing weight, preventing cancer, detoxifying the body, improving digestion and improving repair throughout the body.

1. Boosts immune system

Many vegetable and fruit juices arerich in vitamin c, vitamin a, lycopene, beta-carotene, and an array of immune-boosting minerals. With your system flooded with these protective nutrients, many of which are antioxidants, your immune system will be able to better defend against infections and pathogens.

2. Helps in weight loss

Juice fasting can aid in weight loss because you will be consuming fewer calories than an average diet, while also stimulating the metabolism and lowering cholesterol levels. However, juice fasting often causes a loss of water weight, which can return to a certain degree after the fast is over.

3. Prevents cancer

With numerous antioxidants in vegetables and fruit, and a removal of processed foods and artificial sugars, juice fasting can lower the impact of oxidative stress and reduce your risk for chronic disease, like cancer.

4. Detoxifies the body

With a pure liquid diet, and the diuretic properties of many fruit and vegetable juices, this diet approach can flush out toxins from the kidney and liver, and has been shown to reduce excess mucus in various areas of the body.

5. Improves digestion

By removing dietary fiber from your daily intake, you can allow your digestive system to rest and more efficiently absorb key nutrients and antioxidants during the course of the fast.

What is juice fasting and how to do it?

Juice fasting means eliminating all solid food from your diet for an extended period of time, and only consuming vegetable and fruit juice. In most cases, this also means eliminating all of the dietary fiber from your diet, as a juicer will prevent any of those fibers from being included in the juice. Using a blender and straining your juice can have a similar effect.

The best way to do a juice fast is to stock up on a variety of fruits and vegetables and clear out excess carbohydrates and snacks from your home. It may be easy to avoid making yourself a steak, but after a few days of a juice fast, a bag of potato chips may begin to look extremely tempting.

Most juice fasting diets urge you to consume 5-6 different juice mixes each day, some of which may be repeated. It is important to get as many essential nutrients as possible, which will require drinking different blends of fruits and vegetables, as each has a different nutrient profile. Drinking 6-8 glasses of a single juice is quite boring, and will make it harder for you to succeed in your fast. Finally, certain fruits and vegetables are extremely high in certain nutrients, and there is always the danger of consuming too much of one nutrient (e. G, hyperkalemia – an excess of potassium).

How safe is juice fasting?

There is significant debate about the safety of juice fasting, since it is inherently reducing your intake of certain nutrients that a balanced diet would provide. By depriving the body of calories and protein, it is possible to weaken the immune system and losing muscle mass, while also leading to nutrient deficiencies if the juice fast isn’t done properly.

While there are experts on both sides, claiming the benefits and dangers of juice fasting, they can all agree that diversity of vegetables and fruit is crucial, as is closely monitoring one’s calorie intake and nutrient balance. The duration of a juice fast is also a matter of intense debate.

How long can you do juice fasting?

Most experts do not recommend juice fasting for more than 3 days, while others have praised the benefits of extended juice fasting – up to 3 weeks at a time! however, if you are depriving your body of dietary fiber, protein, fats and calories for more than a few days – a week at the most – you are likely to start seeing negative effects. You may experience dizziness or lightheadedness if your juices are primarily vegetable-based, as vegetables have less calories. A juice fast of more than 3 days may also result in exhaustion and muscle weakness, due to the low intake of protein.

Beyond 3 days, many people extend a juice diet, which means that most of your meals consist of juice, but a small meal at night, often rich in protein, rounds out the healthy day. Generally speaking, 3 days is the accepted limit for a pure juice fast, but depending on your present health condition, slightly longer juice fasts may be acceptable.

Juice fasting recipes

Some of the best ingredients for juice fasting can be spread across your meals for a balanced and delicious approach to juice fasting.

Morning: celery, kale, green apple, lemon, lime and ginger.

Afternoon: papaya, pineapple, ginger, kiwi and coconut water.

Evening: mango, blueberries, kale, lemon, avocado, flax seeds and coconut water.

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Turkey Tail Mushroom

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Turkey Tail Mushroom

Among 720 species of mushrooms, turkey tail mushrooms are known for their therapeutic purposes. Mushrooms are a favorite among many people for their taste. But it is often unknown to common people that mushrooms have great medicinal values as well. In fact, there are many kinds of mushrooms which have been used in asia since a very long time for medicinal purposes. Mushrooms are usually harvested in areas of their natural growth. However, throughout the years it has been possible for mankind to cultivate them and use them for their own purposes for quite a number of years now.

Turkey tail mushrooms

Several kinds of research and experiments have been going on for a number of years now around the globe regarding the benefits and uses of turkey tail mushrooms. It has been an active ingredient of chinese medicinal tea. The benefits of turkey tail mushrooms are far-fetched, recently vigorous research work is going on in many universities like in bastyr university to find out whether the turkey tail mushrooms are effective and efficient for the treatment of the deadly disease of cancer. The research is mainly going on in collaboration with bastyr university with the university of washington and a few other renowned universities of the world. The research is funded by nih (national institutes of health). The mushroom under discussion is found in abundance in forests throughout the world. The numerous health benefits that turkey tail mushrooms can offer have not yet been fathomed by scientific trials across the world.

Turkey tail mushrooms are known for their numerous health benefits. These mushrooms are commonly found in the woodlands of europe and china. They are usually found to grow in large colonies. Turkey tail mushrooms are generally multi-colored and have concentric bands of contrasting shades. They appear in shades of black, brown, gray, red, white or blue. The body is thin and velvety with a fruiting nature. Because of their capability to form wavy rosettes, they have the name of turkey tails.

Nutritional value of turkey tail mushrooms

Turkey tail mushrooms are rich in vitamins and minerals and thus improve the health and add greatly to the nutritional content of the diet. They are great sources of potassium as well as riboflavin. The content of niacin in this type of mushroom is also very high. Turkey tail mushrooms also contain pantothenic acid, phosphorus, and even copper.

The turkey tail mushrooms are devoid of fat and caffeine. The content of sodium in this mushroom is also reasonably low. This kind of mushroom is also free from cholesterol and gluten and are low in calories. Turkey tail mushrooms contain 18 types of amino acids, ergo sterol and beta glucans of 1/3 and 1/6. Ergo sterol gets converted to vitamin d on exposure to the sun.

Health benefits of turkey tail mushrooms

There are many health benefits of turkey tail mushrooms, these include the prevention of cold, support during chemotherapy, control of diabetes, reducing inflammation, lowering cholesterol, and more. Let us discuss them in detail below:

1. Prevent and treat cold

Because of the strong anti-viral and anti-microbial properties of turkey tail mushrooms, they can fight away various infections caused by these microbes, including common cold and flu. They greatly improve the immunity of the system and thus make them stronger to fight against disease causing germs. It is a good idea to include turkey tail in the diet when the season of flu draws nearer. The turkey tail mushroom modulates the immune system to act in a stronger way in fighting infections and germs.

2. Provide support during chemotherapy

The role of turkey tail mushroom in providing support to cancer patients has been under research for a long time now by the most renowned universities in the world. Several patients who are now undertaking chemotherapy have been adding turkey tail mushroom to their diet. The results have started showing up in cases of prostate and breast cancer already. It is known that the immune system of the body gets suppressed under chemotherapy. But turkey tail mushrooms build up the immune system and thus help in making up for the weakness caused by chemotherapy. The stronger immune system also helps in fighting strongly against the deadly cancer cells, thereby turkey tail mushroom is a potent cancer-fighting food.

3. Control diabetes

Turkey tail mushroom helps in reducing diabetes by lowering the level of glucose in the body.

4. Reduce inflammations

Turkey tail mushrooms are known for their anti-inflammatory properties. The inclusion of turkey tail mushrooms in the diet help in reduction of inflammations both internal and external.

5. Rich in antioxidants

Being rich in antioxidants, it helps in protection of the body from the harmful uv radiations of the sun. They also block the free radicals that result in aging. Thus, it slows down the process of aging. Being rich in vitamin e, it also acts towards making the skin better and cleansing it naturally.

6. Lower cholesterol

High cholesterol leads to various kind of heart diseases. Turkey tail mushrooms help in reducing the levels of cholesterol by adding it in the daily diet.

7. Aid digestion

The mycelium is that part of the mushroom which enables a person to have a smooth process of digestion. The microbiome gets assisted by the prebiotic content of the turkey tail mushrooms. This implies that the growth of the good and beneficial bacteria in the body is enhanced which includes acidophilus as well as bifidobacterium. It also helps in the treatment of the leaky gut syndrome. The process might also help in losing weight.

8. Help in aids

Kaposi’s sarcoma is a kind of skin cancer which affects the patients who suffer from hiv/aids. Researchers from around the world have revealed that consumption of turkey tail mushroom along with east african wild mushrooms with medicinal uses help in treating this situation. It is also beneficial for patients suffering from hiv/aids without the skin cancer.

9. Reduce hypertension

Hypertension or increase in blood pressure occurs due to the rise in pressure in the arteries carrying blood. Turkey tail mushrooms help in reducing the pressure, and thus hypertension.

10. Treat breast cancer

Among the various other kinds of cancers for which turkey tail mushrooms are assumed to be effective, breast cancer is one in which results from real life have already been presented. An old woman of 83 years has been known to be living a disease-free life after she added turkey tail mushroom capsules to her daily regime along with chemotherapy. The explanation that is presented is that the immune system of the patient got boosted up by recognition of the cancerous tumor, which in turn greatly increased the efficiency of the chemotherapy.

11. Improve bone health

Another health benefit of turkey tail mushrooms is that they are good for bone health. Not just this, but studies have shown that they can also help in regenerating bone marrow.

12. Treat human papilloma virus

Human papillomavirus (hpv) is an infection which is known to be treated by turkey tail mushrooms within a reasonably short time of consumption, approximately two months.

Turkey tail mushrooms are well known for their medicinal purposes because of which they are a sought-after product among the leading pharmaceutical companies. Researches are going on throughout the world to dig out more treasures this mushroom has to offer.
 

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Anemia During Pregnancy

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Anemia During Pregnancy

Anemia during pregnancy is a common condition and a worrisome one. Therefore, understanding the details of anemia, its causes, symptoms and potential treatments is important.

What is anemia during pregnancy?

Anemia is a condition that can affect anyone and is defined as a deficiency in iron, an essential mineral in our body. Anemia during pregnancy is a common affliction of pregnant women, due to many physical and hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy.

Any deficiency in nutrients can be fatal and leaves your body without the key resources it needs, but this can be a dangerous concern during pregnancy. Iron is an essential mineral in the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin, which is necessary to carry oxygen and other nutrients to different areas of the body. Expecting mothers contribute a large amount of their nutrient intake to their growing fetus ;which makes it even more important for them to ensure that their nutrient levels are adequate.

Unlike traditional anemia, which can affect anyone during pregnancy, it is risky, especially during the first and the third trimester.

During third trimester

In the third trimester, the final three months of a pregnancy term, there is a particular risk of anemia. Even if you aren’t anemic at the start of your pregnancy, the chances of being anemic get high by the end of your term. Approximately 15-20% of women experience anemia during pregnancy. Having anemia during the third trimester can increase the risk of a pre-term baby or a low birth weight of the baby.

Having anemia during your late pregnancy term will also increase the risk of fetal anemia, which is rare, but extremely dangerous, and can even lead to heart failure or death of the fetus.

Causes

  • The causes of anemia during pregnancy include loss of blood, natural fetal development, poor diet and pre-existing chronic disease.
  • Loss of blood: if you suffer from heavy menstruation or have a bleeding disorder, you are at a much higher risk of anemia during pregnancy. This basic loss of blood will require the body to produce more hemoglobin and red blood cells, putting a strain on your iron reserves.
  • Fetal development: as the fetus grows within the womb, it will require its own supply of blood, independent of the mother. This is a large sink for iron intake, and is the primary reason for anemia during pregnancy, albeit an unavoidable one.
  • Unique pregnancy: for women who have recently had a pregnancy, or if you are carrying multiples (twins, triplets etc.), the risk of anemia during pregnancy is considerably high.
  • Poor diet: the main source of iron in your body comes from dietary choices. A diet that is low in protein or high in sugars and fats can unbalance your nutrient levels, leading to anemia.
  • Chronic disease: certain chronic diseases, such as cancer, diabetes, crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory conditions can decrease your body’s ability to produce hemoglobin, leading to anemia.

Types

Contrary to popular belief, anemia is not exclusively caused by a deficiency in iron. While a lack of iron causes 80-95% of anemia cases, deficiencies in other essential compounds can also result in anemic symptoms.

1. Iron-deficiency anemia

This is the most common form of anemia caused by a lack of iron in the body. It limits your body’s ability to produce hemoglobin and deliver oxygen to the necessary organ systems and tissues.

2. Folate-deficiency anemia

Folic acid is a part of the b family of vitamins and is closely linked to metabolic processes and the risk of neural tube defects in a fetus. While rarer than iron-deficiency anemia, it still requires specialized treatment to bring folate concentration back to a healthy level.

3. Vitamin b12 deficiency anemia

Pernicious anemia is a rare form of anemia in which your body attacks the cells in the stomach that are required to absorb vitamin b12. Without this essential vitamin, similar to a lack of iron, your body is unable to produce red blood cells.

Symptoms

Some of the most common symptoms of anemia during pregnancy are fatigue, shortness of breath, irritability, dizziness, muscle weakness, preeclampsia and irregular heartbeat, among others.

1. Fatigue:

Exhaustion is one of the first and most notable symptoms of anemia, making you feel physically sluggish and cognitively slow.

2. Muscle weakness:

Without proper oxygenation, muscles are unable to function properly, leading to muscle aches, soreness, and general weakness.

3. High blood pressure:

Preeclampsia, high blood pressure duringpregnancy, can be a very serious symptom of anemia during pregnancy, and will often require additional treatment to keep under control.

4. Breathing problems:

The physical exhaustion caused by anemia and the lack of oxygen to organ systems can make normal respiration a struggle. This can also cause dizziness in some pregnancies.

5. Irregular heartbeat:

Tachycardia is a potentially life-threatening symptom of anemia during pregnancy, in which your heart “skips” beats. This can lead to more complicated cardiovascular issues during pregnancy.

Tests

If you suspect that you are experiencing anemia during pregnancy, a visit to the doctor is highly recommended. They can perform a simple blood test to determine your levels of hemoglobin. This is the most reliable and rapid means of determining whether you are experiencing anemia during pregnancy.

Treatments

Given, how common it is for women to experience anemia during pregnancy, there are a number of formal treatments, as well as home remedies and natural therapies that can prevent or effectively treat this condition.

1. Iron supplements

This is the easiest and most common recommendation for addressing anemia during pregnancy. Though iron supplements may increase the concentration of iron in the body, the greater issue may be an inability to absorb iron, which can be mitigated by vitamin c intake.

2. Prenatal vitamins

Considered a preventative measure, more than a treatment option, prenatal vitamins can ensure that your iron levels remain adequate throughout pregnancy.

3. Iron-rich diet

Your dietary choices will have the largest impact on the amount of iron in your body. Within the boundaries of your pregnancy diet, add foods like spinach, red meat, legumes, high-starch foods and dried fruit.

4. Vitamin c intake

Ascorbic acid is critical to iron absorption in the gut. By ensuring that you have proper levels of vitamin c, you can effectively avoid anemia during pregnancy. Include foods like citrus fruits, leafy green vegetables and bell peppers in your diet for better results.
 

Know More About Cancer!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur

When it comes to ancient remedies, few things have been around as long as myrrh, but its efficacy is definitely not in question. For thousands of years, myrrh has been known to possess certain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, in addition to being able to boost immune system function, which can prevent any peripheral infections that can complicate cancer and weaken the body’s defenses. Myrrh may be difficult to find in certain parts of the western world, but it should be readily available at specialty or exotic import stores.

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Corn Oil - Benefits And Side Effects!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Corn Oil - Benefits And Side Effects!

There are a number of potential benefits from corn oil, including its ability to prevent oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, lower “bad” cholesterol, protect the skin, boost vision health and minimize allergic reactions, among others. However, there are also some side effects you need to consider, including weight gain, a higher risk of cancer, and potential toxicity. Some of these side effects are heavily dependent on the type of corn oil you use, and the manner in which it was extracted from the corn itself.

Corn oil is derived from the germ of the corn plant, one of the most widely grown and relied on crops in the world. Due to this huge availability, corn oil is one of the most inexpensive vegetable oils, and thus one of the most popular. Corn oil can be acquired through an extended process of expeller pressing, refinement, and steam distillation. While this creates an oil that has a very high smoke point, making it ideal for cooking purposes, it also saps many of the beneficial compounds from the oil, in which case, there are few health benefits. That being said, even the unrefined version of this oil is very high in fat and calories, and is considered less healthy than many other vegetable oils, such as olive or almond oil. If you want to benefit from using corn oil, seek out varieties that have been cold-pressed, and are labeled organic or unrefined. These will have a lower smoke point, but will also possess the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that provide corn oil’s various health benefits.

Uses, benefits and nutrition facts of corn oil

  • People primarily use corn oil as a cooking oil, due to its semi-neutral flavor and cost, in comparison to other vegetable oils. However, some people use organic corn oil in medicinal or topical applications, and even as a massage oil. The efficacy of this oil for health depends on the source and processing method of the oil. Unrefined, organic corn oil delivers some benefits, as explained below.
  • Cholesterol levels: monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are both needed by the body, as they can help to control inflammation and excess cholesterol. However, these fats aren’t balanced in most forms of corn oil, particularly in refined varieties. Therefore, this oil can reduce blood pressure and balance cholesterol in very limited quantities, so use the oil sparingly when cooking.
  • Inflammation: both omega-3 and omega-6 are known to work against inflammation, when consumed in moderation in the body. This can help relieve symptoms of arthritis, as well as headaches, gastrointestinal problems and even inflammatory conditions of the skin. 
  • Vision health: there are other ingredients besides fats in corn oil, such as flavonoids and antioxidants, such as lutein, which can reduce free radical activity in the body. Specifically, lutein is able to protect vision health and prevent the development of cataracts.
  • Antioxidant effects: monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, flavonoids, and vitamin e all have antioxidant properties, which can help reduce oxidative stress throughout the body. When used in moderation, this oil can help to prevent chronic disease, and even lower the occurrence of certain cancers, while also helping to make the skin look and feel younger.
  • Allergies: some of the compounds in corn oil have been known to reduce allergic reactivity in the body, helping to keep symptoms of asthma and rhinitis at bay. Although corn oil is rarely used as a topical oil, it can help allergic reactions on the skin when applied directly.
  • Skin conditions: whether you use corn oil directly on your skin or consume small amounts of it, the antioxidants and tocopherols in the oil will help prevent skin infections and help to relieve irritation, blemishes, eczema and psoriasis. It can even help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and other age spots. However, remember that this oil is very high in fat, and should always be consumed in moderation, no matter how good it makes your skin look!

Nutritional facts

Although there is some debate about the health effects of corn oil, the nutritional facts of this oil are quite clear, and when used in responsible amounts, this oil can provide certain key nutrients to the body. Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats can be found in high levels in unrefined corn oil. This includes linoleic and oleic acids, although when it comes to the balance of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids in corn oil, the ratio is far from ideal. There are nearly 50 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids, whereas the recommended ratio is 1: 1. You can also benefits from the high levels of vitamin e in this oil, as well as limited levels of vitamin a, xanthins and trace amounts of other antioxidant compounds.

Side effects of corn oil

There are numerous side effects of corn oil, including potential toxicity, increased risk of cancer, increased risk of cardiovascular disease, stomach irritation, and weight gain. Even when used in small amounts, people seeking a healthy vegetable oil are typically directed away from corn oil. If you are going to use this oil, however, be sure to use organic and unrefined corn oil, which will have the highest level of potentially beneficial compounds.

  • Heart health – although there are some monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in corn oil, the balance of omega-3 to omega-6 is wildly skewed, and this oil remains very high in fat. A single tablespoon contains more than 20% of your daily fat allowance. It can cause cholesterol problems for some who use an excessive amount, particular those who are already dealing with cardiovascular issues.
  • Cancer – some studies have found a connection between excess levels of omega-6 fatty acid and increased levels of prostate cancer. While certain elements of corn oil can help prevent cancer, others may increase your risk in other ways.
  •  Toxicity – due to the high level of herbicide and pesticide use in agricultural practices, and the various countries where corn oil can be produced, there is a chance of toxicity in this oil. This can manifest in trouble with your liver and kidneys. As mentioned before, it is important to know exactly where your corn oil comes from.
  • Obesity – corn oil may have some health benefits, but it is also very high in calories (more than 120 per tablespoon, compared to 40 per tablespoon of olive oil). As a result, excessive use of this oil can significantly boost your daily caloric intake, and you may not even realize it, easily compromising your weight loss goals.
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Ways To Deal With Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Ways To Deal With Gastro Oesophageal Reflux Disease!

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as it is commonly known is a digestive disorder that is caused primarily due to intestinal distress. GERD is caused in the muscle that lies between the oesophagus and the stomach, when the acid produced in the stomach starts to flow backwards. For patients suffering from GERD, the acids flow back into the oesophagus instead of the stomach, causing symptoms like severe heartburn, chest pain and nausea, among others.

So what does one do to deal with GERD? Here's a brief list:

  • Control weight: Being overweight and obese are two of the most important factors that contribute to discomfort in GERD patients. Working towards a healthier weight is a sure shot way of dealing with this ailment.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking: The LES or the muscle ring that can be found between the stomach and the oesophagus relaxes with the intake of alcohol or with smoking, which prevents it from closing, in order to stop the stomach's juices from reaching the oesophagus. So, giving up both substances would be a good idea if you are a GERD patient.
  • Go gluten free: Adopting a gluten free diet can help you cut ingredients, including grains and dairy products that contain more protein than what your digestive tract can handle.
  • Other dietary measures: In order to handle GERD effectively, you will need to remove or reduce chocolate, fatty food, spicy food, and even oily and fried food from your diet. You may need the help of food with extra fibre, like fruit, so that food can pass through the digestive tract faster.
  • Smaller and well timed meals: Eating meals regularly and dividing them into smaller meals that can be digested quickly and more efficiently is one of the best ways of dealing with GERD to prevent the onset of backward flowing stomach acids.
  • Exercise: Ensuring that you do not take a nap or lie down right after a meal and doing exercise everyday will also help in doing away with the uncomfortable and painful symptoms of this disease.

Making lifestyle changes is one of the best ways to deal with GERD. Yet, it would be best to see a doctor regarding severe cases where the symptoms do not abate and medication may be required. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a General Physician.

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Best Oils For Health!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Best Oils For Health!

There are many essential oils that have positive effects on your skin, including lavender, ylang ylang, juniper, chamomile, neroli, jojoba, frankincense, rosehip seed and juniper berry essential oils, among others. Offering a huge range of antioxidant, anti-aging, astringent, moisturizing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties, each of these oils has a different composition of active ingredients, giving them a unique set of benefits for your skin!

List of best essential oils to stop acne and improve your skin

1. Frankincense oil – this ancient essential oil has numerous antioxidants that can improve skin elasticity, while also reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks and blemishes. It can also stimulate the growth of new cells, speeding up the repair process for damaged or inflamed areas of skin.

2. Jojoba oil – with high levels of vitamin e, vitamin b, copper and zinc, this essential oil is excellent for moisturizing the skin and stimulating healing. Vitamin e is a common ingredient in many different products, and functions as an antioxidant, removing signs of aging, such as wrinkles, blemishes and age spots, while also forming a natural layer of oil that locks in moisture.

3. Tea tree oil – the antimicrobial and antibacterial nature of tea tree oil makes it an excellent essential oil for eliminating acne symptoms and improving the appearance of your body’s largest organ. A great deal of research has been done on the subject, and it shows that patient using tea tree oil have much lower occurrences of acne breakouts and the existing lesions from past acne breakouts can be notably reduced by using this powerful oil.

4. Ylang ylang oil – to stimulate the growth of new cells, applying ylang ylang oil to irritated or inflamed skin is a quick and effective remedy. This oil is also excellent for combating acne, given its antibacterial nature, which can eliminate the bacteria that causes overproduction of sebum.

5. Juniper oil – with an ability to detoxify the body and speed healing time for wounds and irritation, juniper oil is one of the best essential oils for your skin. Many people choose to apply juniper oil to bumps or uneven areas of their body, as well as patches of cellulite, as the active ingredients can clear out the toxins that cause those conditions.

6. Clary sage oil – acne may be caused by bacteria within the sebaceous glands, but it is also known as an inflammatory condition. As such, clary sage oil is an ideal remedy, given its high concentration of anti-inflammatory compounds, such as linalyl acetate. This essential oil can also control oil production, leaving your skin ph more balanced and giving a cleaner, healthier look.

7. lavender oil: this popular essential oil tackles the problem of acne in a few different ways. First of all, lavender oil is known to reduce stress, and there is a proven connection between stress levels and acne on the face. Furthermore, lavender oil is packed with antioxidants and antiseptic properties, so it can quickly neutralize the bactSweet basil oil – eria causing your acne symptoms, preventing the excess sebum production and addressing the problem at the root.

8. Rosehip seed oil: as a natural cleanser, few things are better than rosehip seed oil. Due to the high concentration of natural vitamin a, this oil can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, clear up blemishes and age spots, and stimulate collagen production and the growth of new cells. Furthermore, rosehip seed oil can tighten up the skin and improve elasticity, giving you a more youthful look.

9. Juniper berry oil – powerful antibacterial compounds found within this essential oil, namely alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, can quickly seek out and destroy the bacteria that is causing your acne symptoms. Known to eliminate skin infections very quickly, and reduce inflammation and redness, this oil should be on your shopping list if acne is a common issue you face.

10. Sandalwood oil – our skin is exposed to the natural elements and pollutants more than any other organ in the body, so the repair of skin cells is a constant process. Sandalwood oil can speed this process by stimulating the production of new cells, while also smoothing the surface of the skin and limiting signs of aging.

Essential oils for dry skin and skin tags

While many of the oils outlined above can help with skin health, the following are specifically recommended for dry skin and skin tags. Dry skin can be caused by a number of things, including irritating clothing, harsh soaps or conditioners, certain medications, and as a side effect of other medical conditions. Skin tags, on the other hand, are small, soft growths that usually occur on the groin, armpits, eyelids, beneath breast folds, neck and upper chest. These tags are caused by collagen and blood vessels bunching up beneath another piece of thicker skin. They usually occur in a person’s middle ages, but they can develop earlier, primarily where skin rubs against skin.

1. Myrrh oil – when the skin dries out, it can become cracked or chapped, which can cause painful irritation and open you up to infection. Not only can myrrh oil protect you from any infections or pathogens that could enter the body through the skin, but it also helps to lock in moisture and prevent dehydration. It can also help to heal sun damage quickly, which can make your skin even drier.

2. Orange oil – this essential oil is a natural moisturizing agent, meaning that it can prevent the body from losing excess moisture, while also delivering rejuvenating antioxidants and organic acids deep into the skin layers, protecting cell integrity and making it harder for your flesh to dry out.

3. Grapeseed oil – high in antioxidants and capable of regulating the oil production of the skin, grapeseed oil is the perfect essential oil if you are constantly experiencing dry skin. By boosting the ability of the body to retain its moisture, while also providing a barrier to prevent excess moisture loss, this oil can keep your skin supple and soft, even as you age.

4. Neroli oil – with powerful antioxidant and circulation-stimulating properties, neroli oil is great for eliminating skin tags and preventing them from returning. The flow of blood to the top layers of the skin can eliminate toxins and result in the growth of new cells, which helps to even out lumps and tags.

5. Oregano oil – boasting strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties, oregano oil can help heal skin tags within a few weeks of use. It will stimulate blood flow and promote detoxification, which can often cause the flesh to even out, thus reducing the appearance of unsightly tags.

6. Sweet basil oil – with antiseptic, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, sweet basil oil has been directly linked to the reduction of these tags. If you regularly apply this oil to the skin tags, they will eventually fall off, or flatten out and disappear.

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11 Amazing Facts Of Coconut!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
11 Amazing Facts Of Coconut!

In recent years, coconut sugar has become a popular alternative sweetener, given the concern regarding the increased use of synthetic sugars and high-fructose corn syrup in so many foods. However, before you add this natural sweetener to your diet, it is important to understand where it comes from, how to use it, and the potential benefits it can have on your health.

What is coconut sugar?

Coconut sugar, as the name implies, is derived from the coconut fruit of the coconut palm tree. Scientifically known as cocos nucifera, this tree grows in a variety of regions in the world, particularly in asian nations and tropical areas. This type of natural sugar is acquired from the sap of cut flower buds of the coconut palm and then using it in the same way as normal sugar.

Unlike traditional table sugar, due to the simple collection and production processes, coconut sugar retains a significant amount of the nutrients from that sap, which include zinc, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, polyphenolic compounds, specialized fiber, vitamin c and other antioxidants, rather than the basic “empty calories” of traditional sugar. However, coconut sugar is still very high in fructose, which is potentially bad for a number of health conditions. Essentially, coconut sugar is considered to be healthier than normal sugar, but it must still be consumed in moderation.

In asian countries, particularly indonesia, coconut sugar has been widely collected and produced for thousands of years, but it is only in recent decades that this has emerged as a viable replacement for traditional sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.

health benefits of coconut sugar:

There are quite a few impressive health benefits of coconut sugar including its ability to manage diabetes, boost the immune system, strengthen bones, lower blood pressure, aid in weight loss efforts, and improve mood.

  1. Weight gain: with a lower level of fructose than normal table sugar, coconut sugar is less likely to contribute to fat deposition. When the liver processes fructose, it releases triglycerides, which are a form of fat. The fructose you consume from fruit is considered healthy and appropriate, but added sugar should have a lower level of fructose. In comparison to high-fructose corn syrup and other natural sugars, coconut sugar is lower in fructose content, meaning that it will lead to less weight gain and fat deposition.
  2. Circulation: the small level of iron found in coconut sugar will have an impact on your overall circulation, which can increase oxygenation and nutrient availability in the body. Iron is a key component in red blood cells, and without proper levels in the body, you may suffer the symptoms of anemia, including muscle weakness, headaches, fatigue and gastrointestinal problems.
  3. Cholesterol: the unique form of fiber found in coconut sugar, inulin, has been linked to lowering overall cholesterol levels in the body. By lowering ldl cholesterol and raising hdl cholesterol, this sugar can help minimize your cardiovascular risk and prevent symptoms of atherosclerosis and plaque deposition.
  4. Oxidative stress: polyphenolic compounds and phytonutrients in this sugar act as antioxidants in the body. This will lower the impactof free radicals and prevent oxidative stress, which can lead to chronic disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic inflammation, among others.
  5. Blood pressure: the amount of potassium in this sugar may be minimal but it is enough to have an effect on blood pressure. Potassium acts as a vasodilator in the body, relieving tension in the blood vessels and arteries and preventing strain on the cardiovascular system, including lowering your risk for heart attacks and strokes.
  6. Diabetes: while sugar is typically associated with an increased risk of diabetes, coconut sugar’s level of inulin can help to regular blood sugar and insulin levels, making it a healthier option for diabetics or those at risk of developing this disease. However, an excessive amount can still increase your risk for this disease.
  7. Bone health: there are a number of importantminerals found in coconut sugar, including zinc, potassium, iron, calcium, and copper, which play an important role in building bone mineral density and lowering your risk of osteoporosis as you age.
  8. Digestive health: inulin, the specialized form of fiber in coconut sugar, is able to stimulate the activity of bifidobacteria in the gut, a valuable probiotic, that can balance the bacterial levels in the stomach. This will improve digestive efficiency and nutrient uptake, while also promoting a healthy gut environment.
  9. Mood booster: some studies have found that regular, moderate use of coconut sugar can aid in hormone and neurotransmitter levels, which will reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, and can lead to more stable moods.
  10. Energy levels: the raw materials for energy found in coconut sugar are slightly different than traditional table sugar, and take longer for the body to process. This means more consistent and long-term energy metabolism, so you will have reliable energy levels throughout the day, rather than the sugar rush and inevitable crash.
  11. Lmmune system: With trace levels of vitamin c in this sugar, it does have a minimal impact on the immune system, and can drive the production of white blood cells, which are the body’s first line of defense against foreign substances and infectious pathogens.

How to use coconut sugar?

Coconut sugar can be used in many ways, just as regular sugar, but the collection and production process requires a bit more effort. Furthermore, coconut sugar is known to be sweeter than traditional sugar, so less is required to achieve the same flavor. Use approximately half as much coconut sugar as a recipe calls for traditional sugar, and then increase to boost sweetness, as necessary.

Coconut sugar can be used in the preparation of desserts and candies, and also added to cocktails, shakes or smoothies for a sweet boost. You can also use coconut sugar on savory dishes or on vegetables/fruits to caramelize them. This sugar is also popular in beverages like tea and coffee, or in sauces and dips. Remember, moderation is key when using coconut sugar, or it can be just as dangerous as regular table sugar for your overall health.

How to prepare coconut sugar?

Coconut sugar sugar, as mentioned, is derived from the flower of the coconut palm. A small cut is made, which allows the sap to come out, where it can be collected in a container. That sap should be heated or left in the sun until the majority of the water has evaporated. If you stir this mixture continuously, it will speed the process up, and the sap will become granulated. When it is fully dry, you can crush or grind the dry sap into a powdered form, to be used in any culinary application.

Side effects of coconut sugar

There are a number of potentially dangerous side effects to excessive consumption of coconut sugar, including problems with diabetes, cardiovascular complications, a lowered metabolism, weight gain and chronic inflammation. To avoid these side effects, however, simply use this sugar in moderation.

  • Diabetes: as with regular sugar, coconut sugar can cause problems for diabetic patients, due to the level of fructose found in this natural sugar variant. Although theconcentration of fructose is lower in coconut sugar, it can still be broken down into simple sugars and will result in dangerous spikes in blood sugar and lower insulin sensitivity. This process is somewhat offset by the presence of inulin, a specific type of fiber found in coconut sugar, but moderation is still key.
  • Cardiovascular problems: consuming too much sugar in any form can put your cardiovascular health in jeopardy. Studies have found a direct link between added sugar intake and the breakdown of blood vessels and arteries, which can put your heart health at risk.
  • Weight gain: if too much coconut sugar is consumed, the body will be unable to process all of it into usable energy, resulting in some of those carbohydrates (fructose) being stored as fat. This can lead to extra adipose fat deposition, which will result in weight gain. Coconut sugar is also quite high in calories, which isn’t a good thing for people trying to lose weight and maintain a strict calorie count.
  • Metabolism: additional fat deposition and high levels of sugar can slow down the metabolism, despite the energetic burst it appears to provide. In small amounts, coconut sugar is perfectly healthy and may benefit the smooth functioning of the metabolism, but in large amounts, it will have the opposite effect.
  • Chronic inflammation: inflammation is a common side effect of too much sugar in the diet. This is partially due to the extra fat deposition that occurs, which can lead to inflammation in the gut and surrounding organs. Diabetic patients and those at high risk also experience a higher level of inflammation.

Know More About Garlic Juice!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Know More About Garlic Juice!

While drinking pure garlic juice may not sound palatable for many people, the health benefits associated with this unique beverage are undeniable. Garlic juice is made by pressing, juicing or blending garlic cloves, which come from the plant bearing the scientific name allium sativum. Closely related to onions, garlic has been used for thousands of years around the globe due to its powerful effects on human health.

Balanced between its use as a flavorful ingredient and an element of traditional medicine, many people rely on garlic juice for its anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant effects. This juice is easy to make, and is a rich source of allicin, the active ingredient in garlic, along with various b vitamins, vitamin c, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc, as well as sulfuric compounds and other volatile acids.

Benefits of garlic juice

Some of the primary benefits of garlic juice include preventing baldness, supporting skin health, strengthening the immune system, lowering blood pressure, stimulating the production of sex hormones, boosting circulation, reducing cancer risk, detoxifying the body, soothing respiratory conditions, and aiding in weight-loss efforts.

  • Skin health: consuming garlic juice can deliver antioxidants to the skin that will reduce signs of aging, improve coloration and prevent inflammatory conditions or infections.
  • Hair loss: many people use garlic juice to strengthen their hair, prevent hair loss and promote healthy hair follicles. This natural remedy can be consumed internally or mixed with other hair products or washes for excellent effects.
  • Immune system: the antibacterial, anti-fungal and antioxidant properties of garlic juice make it an excellent immune system shield, while also helping to prevent chronic disease and localized infections.
  • Weight loss: allicin, the active ingredients in garlic juice, has been associated with weight loss, as it can help to lower unhealthy fats in the body and provide a metabolic boost that helps you burns calories.
  • Sex hormones: research has connected garlic juice with a marked increase in sex hormones, which can help people overcome impotence, as well as slow sperm motility and sperm count.
  • Circulation: herbs like garlic and onion are closely associated with boosting circulation and lowering plaque levels in the arteries and blood vessels. This can increase energy levels and lower your risk of certain cardiovascular problems.
  • Heart health: as mentioned, garlic juice can lower cholesterol levels, while also reducing blood pressure and increasing the repair processes within the cardiovascular system, lowering your risk of heart attack or stroke.
  • Cancer: the significant levels of antioxidants found in garlic juice, along with allicin, can help to prevent oxidative stress and neutralize free radicals before they can cause cellular mutation and the development of cancer.
  • Respiratory conditions: many people use garlic juice because it can rapidly clear uprespiratory infections, while also reducing inflammation that causes sore throats, soothing coughing and helping to repair damaged tissues in the respiratory tracts.

How to make garlic juice

You can make garlic juice quite easily at home, provided you have a decent amount of garlic and a bit of patience. So juicing a kilogram at a time, will yield roughly 2 cups of garlic juice. Only a small amount of juice is required to have an effect, so you will likely end up storing your the rest of the juice for later use.

Ingredients:

1 kilogram of garlic

Step 1 – remove the skin from all of the garlic cloves and wash them thoroughly

Step 2 – blend garlic cloves in a blender, or juicer for 2-3 minutes

Step 3 – strain the garlic pulp through a fine sieve, into a mason jar

Step 4 – slowly pour the garlic juice through a coffee filter to remove any last remnants of garlic pulp

Step 5 – pour the garlic juice into an ice cube tray to prevent oxidation and freeze

Serving suggestion: when you want to use the garlic juice, simply pop out an ice cube and add it to shakes, smoothies, soup, or hot water (for a healthy gargle)

Garlic juice side effects

Drinking too much garlic juice can cause problems with bleeding disorders, stomach upset and dizziness, as well as allergic reactions.

Bleeding: the anticoagulant nature of garlic’s active ingredients can exacerbate bleeding disorders, and should not be taken before or after a major surgery. Stomach: a concentrated dose of garlic juice can irritate the stomach, causing diarrhea, nausea and cramping, as well as dizziness or headaches. Allergies: some people have topical and internal allergies to garlic; speak with a doctor before adding this concentrated juice to your health regimen.

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Gastric Problems - Ways To Treat Them Naturally!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Gastric Problems - Ways To Treat Them Naturally!

Also known as flatulence, gastric problems do not really mean any kind of disease. Rather, these occur as a result of some underlying condition or some distress affecting the digestive system. Gastric problems generally take their toll on the health of the person by showing their effects either as stomach pain or by making the person lose his appetite. These gastric problems generally come along with some of the serious health conditions like diarrhoea or problems like indigestion. It is now easy to treat flatulence by using the remedies that are readily available in households. 

Forms of gastric problem
Gastric problems do not generally occur alone and they usually come along with other conditions like digestive distress, diarrhoea or even cramps. Commonly this condition can be seen in three forms in a person. One is burping, the second form is belching and the third is flatulence. Each has their own magnitude of impact on the person. All three causes annoying effects to the person and can be taken care of with the help of some home remedies. The gastric problem can be of two types. One is the acute gastritis and the other is chronic gastritis. The first problem can be cleared off within few days time and the second problem needs some extra care and treatment. 

Symptoms of gastric problem
Some cases of gastric problem can be minor and can be taken care of easily. These problems can be resolved in a matter of one or two days. Other forms of flatulence can be severe and can cause other weaknesses in the body. Doctors say that gastric problems can be identified with the help of few easily comprehensible symptoms. 

Some of the common symptoms of the gastric problems are

  • Constant pain in the abdominal region
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Repeated vomiting and nausea
  • Increased pressure and pain in the chest area
  • Persistent headache
  • Sudden dizziness during work

Solution for the problem
There are some common home remedies for gastric worries which include: 

  • A little cinnamon powder can be mixed with a glass of warm milk and can be taken along with honey.
  • 2 spoons of apple cider vinegar must be mixed with a glass of warm water and cooled to the room temperature and drunk.
  • Equal amounts of fennel, ginger and cardamom must be ground together and a pinch of hing must be added to it and mixed with a cup of water. It must be taken twice a day.
  • 1 spoon each of carom seeds and black salt must be added to buttermilk and the solution has to be drunk.
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