Selenium is a mineral used for treating diseases of the blood vessel, diseases of the heart, atherosclerosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, infertility, hay fever, chronic fatigue syndrome and arsenic poisoning. Selenium is also often used preventing cancers of the stomach, prostate, lung, and skin. Selenium works by increasing the action of antioxidants.
Do not take Selenium if you are allergic to any of the ingredients present in it, or if you are pregnant and/or breastfeeding. Before using Selenium tell your doctor if you are using any prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, or other herbal and dietary pills and supplements, or if you have any upcoming surgeries. Also let your doctor know your history of medical problems, pre-existing diseases and current health conditions.
Selenium is available in oral tablet form which has to be taken by mouth, and should be taken in doses prescribed by the doctor. Dosage depends on conditions such as medical condition, diet, age, and counteraction with other medicines.
Possible side effects of Selenium include tremors, drowsiness, nausea, dizziness, lightheadedness, loss of energy, irritability, muscle tenderness, facial flushing, liver and kidney problems, and blood clotting problems.
Rice is one of the most common non-allergens beneficial for people who are sensitive to gluten, which is a type of protein commonly found in wheat and its products. Also, rice is low in sodium, unlike chapatis, which makes it ideal for those who have trouble managing hypertension. Further, opposite to the common adage white rice has a negligible amount of sugar and fat.
People who wish to lose weight can go for brown rice, as here the outer layer is retained, making it high in fiber and other nutrients. Whereas, white rice is processed and polished, resulting in loss of vital nutrients during milling. Additionally, using rice bran oil can help people in keeping their bad cholesterol levels in check.
Below mentioned is the list of nutrients present in rice
Types of rice
White rice is what has always been most popular. However, with the recent shift in eating habits, more people are switching to brown rice, which is white rice plus the husk. The husk of the rice has additional fiber and is richer in terms of nutrients. Brown rice, not only has lesser calories as compared to white rice (170 calories vs. 220 calories for a medium cup serving), it is also packed with additional minerals, such as manganese, selenium, magnesium and potassium. Eating brown rice can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by half and aids in weight loss too. It may just seem like a cup of rice, but it sure is loaded. In case of a concern or query consult an expert & get answers to questions!
"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." - famous quote by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, often known as 'the father of medicine'. He used to prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions.
Garlic is low in calories and high in nutrients, containing vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, manganese and selenium. It contains a compound known as allicin, which has been proved to prevent blood clotting, lower cholesterol levels, and found to have antibacterial properties. This very spice is a natural immunity booster that helps the body fight infections.
From consuming raw garlic cloves to adding them for flavors, every application of this spice comes with a host of health benefits. And, sipping a cup of garlic tea every morning is known to work wonders on your body.
Benefits of Garlic Tea
Things To Be Taken Care Of:
Preparing Your Cup Of Health:
The preparation of garlic tea is no herculean task. In fact, it is much easier than finding a coffee shop that offers it on the menu.
Method of preparation
Step 1 – Put the finely chopped cloves into the water and bring it to boil.
Step 2 – Turn off the heat and add honey & lemon to the tea, stir it well.
Your garlic tea is ready to be served. If you are taking any medications, talk to our experts & get a consultation before increasing your garlic consumption.
Are you concerned about your semen volume?
If so, you are not alone. A vast majority of men are unhappy with their semen volume and would do anything to boost their semen production.
It's important to keep in mind that semen is just one of your body fluids and it is highly influenced by your diet and lifestyle.
Here are some simple and easy ways to increase your semen production:
1. Begin by Relaxing
Stress, depression and other negative feelings can affect your body in a lot of negative ways. It is a proven fact that chronic stress can lower testosterone in men. Low testosterone spells bad news for your semen production since it is the hormone that controls your semen production.
So, if you want to boost your semen production, try to manage stress in your life. Stop worrying about little things and try to control your anger. Yoga is another effective way that helps you reduce stress.
2. Get Active
Exercise is good for three main reasons. First of all, it is a highly powerful stress buster. Secondly, it increases blood circulation in your body. Better blood flow ensures better supply of nutrients throughout your body. Thus, when you workout on your lower body, your testicles get their supply of nutrients through increased blood flow. This is great for your semen production.
Finally, exercise also helps elevate your testosterone levels. Thus, it helps improve your semen production.
Strength training is the best form of exercise when it comes to increasing testosterone. You must workout for at least 4-5 days a week. However, it is best to limit your workout to just 45-60 minutes a session. Too much of exercise can result in overheating of testicles resulting in reduced semen production.
3. Avoid Substance Abuse
If you are serious about increasing your semen production, it's time to give up smoking, drinking and all other kinds of recreational drugs. Nicotine is not just bad for your respiratory system but is equally bad for your sex life too. It restricts blood flow to the penis and damages sperm too. In addition to this, it also lowers semen volume.
Alcohol promotes aromatization of testosterone into estrogen which is the female hormone. What it means is that alcohol can result in reduced testosterone levels in your body. This negatively impacts your semen volume.
Recreational drugs are a disaster for your sex life and reproductive health. Men who use drugs like heroin etc. are almost 100% impotent.
4. Have Some Zinc
Zinc is essential for semen production in your body. This is because it helps increase testosterone. Oysters are a great source of this mineral. If you cannot get oysters, try lean meat. Beef, chicken and turkey are some excellent food sources of this mineral.
In addition to this, you must also consume plenty of other minerals like magnesium and selenium. Oily fish like tuna and salmon are some of the best sources of this mineral. Such fish are a great source of essential fats like Omega 3 fatty acids which help boost testosterone production.
5. Try Natural Semen Enhancement Pills
Last, but not the least, you must also try natural semen enhancement pills. Such pills come loaded with minerals, herbal extracts and other nutrients that can help boost your semen production by up to 500% within a few weeks.
Such pills also help ensure rock solid erections.
HOMOEOPATHY WORKS BEST FOR DANDRUFF
Dry white flakes of skin, on your scalp is known as dandruff.
• It is not a health risk, but is a source of embarrassment.
• Some people have the wrong notion that it is because of bad hygiene or washing the hair often - this is a false belief. It is just that people having dandruff shed more skin then others.
• However some dermatologists suggest that is caused by a yeast fungus that is believed to breed in a combination of sebaceous oil and dead skin cells.
CAUSES: • A family history of dandruff.
• Excessive sweating of the scalp.
• Excessive mental and physical stress.
• Use of alkaline soaps.
• Cold dry winter season.
• Psoriasis of scalp.
• Seborrhoeic dermatitis.
• Improper carbohydrate and sugar consumption.
• Nutrient deficiencies – B-complex, essential fatty acids, selenium.
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS:
• Flakes of skin which may be small and white or large greasy and yellow.
• Itching on scalp, eyebrows, nose or ears.
• It can be worse in winters.
DIETARY MANAGEMENT: Avoid:
• Avoid fatty and oily food.
• Avoid dairy products (except yoghurt) – cheese, cottage cheese and seafood.
• Avoid sugar, white flour and chocolate
• Avoid excess alcohol.
• Avoid stress.
• Even though dandruff is dry flaking skin do not normally apply excessive oil as it may provide an environment for yeast to breed.
• Add one tea spoon of vinegar to the rinsing water after washing your hair.
• Before washing your hair, apply a mixture of 8 table spoon of pure organic peanut oil and 2 table spoon lemon juice and massage into the scalp. Leave it for 10-15 minutes then shampoo.
• You can replace oil with coconut milk or coconut water; leave it over night and shampoo.
• Wash hair with natural, herbal ingredients rather than chemical – take mixture of amla (Indian goose berri) powder, aritha (sapindus Laurifotius) powder and shikakai (Acacia Concinna) powder, soak it in water over night and wash hair with the mixture.
• Practice yoga, helps in relieving stress and will increase blood circulation.
• Natural live yoghurt is recommended as a natural conditioner.
• Avoid harsh hair dyes and hair creams.
• Softly massage your scalp when you shampoo or oil. This will help blood circulation and prevent skin from drying and cracking.
• Drink plenty of water.
• Eat large percentage of your diet as raw fruits and vegetables.
• Consume (3-4) nuts and seeds daily.
• Consume linseed oil – 2 table spoon.
• Consumption of Aloe vera juice is also helpful.
• Consume Kelp and Japanese sea plants frequently as they supply many minerals like iodine which are better for hair growth and healing of the scalp.
• Increase intake of zinc in diet:
– Shellfish, beef and other red meats, eggs and seafood, milk and milk products, nuts, sea plants especially Japanese sea.
• Consume diet rich in antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
• Increase intake of foods that contain PUFA's (poly unsaturated fatty acids): flax / linseed oil is the richest source of PUFA's. Other oils that contain PUFA's are safflower oil, soybean oil, maize oil, sesame oil, olive oil. As all oils are high in fats, its consumption should be limited. The intake of oils should not exceed 20gms a day.
• Sesame oil and almond oil hinders the absorption of LDL (low-density lipoproteins), so it is advisable to use replace other cooking oils by sesame oil.
• Consume lots of Selenium:
– Fish, shellfish, eggs, red meat, chicken, liver, grains, Brazil nuts, garlic, wheat germ and brewer's yeast.
• Consume lots of Vitamin B complex:
– Liver, kidney, pancreas, yeast (Brewer's yeast), lean meat especially pork, fish, dairy products, poultry, egg, shrimps, crabs and lobsters,.
– Milk and milk products, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grain cereals.
– Carrots, bananas, avocado, raspberries, artichoke, cauliflower, soy flour, barley, cereals, pasta, whole grains, wheat barn like rice and wheat germ, dried beans, peas and soybeans.
For most couples, having a child is their dream come true. For those who are not able to see this dream come true, the reasons could be due to issues in either the male or the female (impotence or infertility respectively). There could be multiple underlying causes of impotency and infertility including physiologic reasons and strained relationships.
As with all other conditions, homoeopathy looks at both impotence and infertility as a whole and tries to provide a remedy not just to the issue at hand, but to the problem as a whole.
Impotence: Common causes for impotence include hormonal issues, neurologic disturbances, psychological issues, and pathological causes like infections, inflammation, etc. The first step in treatment depends on identifying the underlying cause, and then giving a remedy. Some of the common homoeopathy medicines are listed below, but self-medication is not advisable.
Infertility: This is caused by a multitude of factors including structural abnormalities in the pelvic organs, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, hormonal imbalances, pelvic inflammatory disease, infections like Chlamydia and gonorrhoea), blocked fallopian tubes, or thyroid disorders. The underlying reason should first be identified before treating infertility. Some of the commonly used homoeopathy medicines are listed below.
Of note, in both impotence and infertility, self-medication is not advised. The doctor will have a detailed discussion to find out what is right for you. For best results, involve the partner as well.