Monday, 1 June 2015
The mustard is one of the most popular spices traded in the world today. It can be traced to different areas of Europe and Asia, but the white variety is found in the eastern mediterranean regions.
The mustard seed is an excellent source of selenium and also a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids and maanganese.They are a good source of phosphorus, magnesium, copper, and vitamin B1
Thursday, 28 May 2015
As most men get older, cholesterol levels begin to move in the wrong direction. The level of the bad cholesterol (low-density-lipoprotein) gradually increase. Levels of good cholesterol called High-density lipoprotein tend to fall. Unfortunately, that combination of high LDL and low HDL is one of the leading risk factors for heart disease. Excess cholesterol accumulates on the inner linning of blood vessels, leading to arthrosclerosis and heart attacks. The single best way to boost good HDL cholesterol is exercise.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
* Dark circles under eyes caused by adrenal exhaustion and thyroid dyfuntion which refuses to go no matter the amount of sleep.
* Increased appetite especially at night leads to unnecessary weight gain.
* Food cravings for sweet, salty, sour or pungent foods.
* Blood sugar may suddenly crash , and your body start clamouring for food immediately.
* You may loose urine when you cough, sneeze, jump or run. Also the urge to wee wee increases.
* Declining hormones may lead to increased liver load which is reflected in gall bladder symptoms of pain, spasms and discomfort felt in the right upper abdomen under the ribs which may be accompanied by belching, bloating, and intolerance to certain foods.
Friday, 22 May 2015
The peri-menopause is the stage in a woman’s life when she begins the long journey into the menopause. The menopause is also called the transition or the change of life.
The peri-menopause , when the production of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone begins to decline starts from the age of forty and can last for as short as 5 years or as long as 10 years. Though the menopause is a new phase in a woman’s life and every woman should look forward to it, the perimenopause however is something else because it comes with a lot of symptoms that could be both disturbing and debilitating if not well managed.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Many people crave to lose weight for different reasons. It could be for medical reasons, to look younger, to appear fitter, or generally to look good. Some try to achieve this weight loss through different means, for example, exercising, weight loss pills, skipping meals, or going on a diet. Of all these means, is dieting an effective and healthy way of losing weight?
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Breakfast is often considered an essential part of a healthy diet. Breakfast’, our first meal of the day should be a combination of carbohydrates, protein, and fibre. It should also include fruits, whole grains, and good fats. Some schools go as far as serving their pupils breakfast in the morning. However, some people cannot tolerate breakfast, while others complain that they do not have time for breakfast, don’t feel hungry or that they are on a diet.
Is it really beneficial or healthy to skip breakfast?
Friday, 20 February 2015
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health and the health of those around you. Smoking is a risk factor for many health problems including heart disease, stroke, and cancer. Children who are exposed to cigarrete smoke in the home have more ear infections and are more prone to other health problems. When you quit smoking, it doesn’t take long for your body to start to heal and reduce your risk of health problems.
Mental wellness means thinking and feeling positive about yourself. What you think has some influence on your health and well-being.’ Psychosomatic’ illness is a condition where a person” thinks” him or herself into being sick. Medical science is making remarkable discoveries on how expectations, emotions and thoughts affect our health.
Sunday, 15 February 2015
Diabetes mellitus is a situation whereby sugar builds up in the blood stream instead of the cells of the body. It is caused by a deficiency in the secretion of insulin. The human body contains a gland called the pancreas. This gland secrets digestive enzymes and vital hormones that regulate the amount of sugar in the bloodstream. The most well known of these hormones is the INSULIN. The food we eat is converted into a form of sugar known as glucose. Insulin in the body allows glucose to leave the blood stream and enter the body cell where it is utilized.
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
The back includes the bones of the spine ( vertebrae that support body weight), their joints, the discs that separate the vertebrae and absorb shock as you move, and the muscles and ligaments that hold it all together.
Back pain occurs when one or more of these structures is injured. Back pain can also occur when you sprain or strain the ligaments or muscles from a sudden or improper movement or due to overuse. If you damage your discs so that they tear or stretch and the tear is large enough, the disc may press against a nerve, the irritated nerve may swell or become inflamed thereby causing back pain.
Monday, 9 February 2015
Some people seem to have more protection from diseases than others. Their immune systems appear to be more efficient. In addition to staying fit, eating right, and managing stress, our immune system responds to our thoughts, emotions and actions. Some strategies will help our immune system function better. These are the strategies :
Tuesday, 3 February 2015
The above statement is an old saying which goes to show the importance of apples in our diet in order to maintain good health. Because of the importance of apples to our health and well- being, It is also called the miracle” food”. Apples are delicious, juicy, sweet and crunchy.
Monday, 2 February 2015
Dehydration occurs when your body loses too much water. When you stop drinking water or lose large amounts of fluids through diarrhea, vomiting, or sweating, the body cells reabsorb liquid from the blood and other body fluids. When too much water is lost, the blood vessels may collapse. Without medical attention, death may result.
An erection problem is difficulty in raising or maintaining an erection capable of intercourse. Erection problems are often due to stress at work, tension in relationships, depression, fatigue, lack of privacy, physical injury, or side effects of medication. These causes are generally temporary and will usually be resolve with home treatment. Other, more serious causes include diabetes, a long history of smoking, or vascular diseases.
Sunday, 1 February 2015
Stress comes with all of life’s daily hassles, traffic jams, long lines, petty arguments, and other relatively small irritations. Stress also comes with crises and life –changing events, such as illness, marriage problems or divorce, losing a job, getting a new job, or children leaving home.
All these events may force you to adjust whether you are ready to or not. Unless you can regularly release the tension that comes with stress, it can greatly increase your risks of physical and mental illness.
Friday, 30 January 2015
The prostate is a doughnut- shaped gland with two lobes located at the bottom of the bladder, about halfway between the retum and the base of the penis. It encircles the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis. This walnut-sized gland produces most of the fluid in semen.
The three most common prostate problems are : infection(prostatitis), prostate enlargement( benign prostatic hypertrophy) and prostate cancer.
Thursday, 29 January 2015
An ulcer is a sore or crater in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Most ulcers develop in the stomach or in the upper part of the small intestine. Ulcers develop when something damages the protective lining of the gastrointestinal tract. This allows stomach acid and enzymes to eat away at the wall of the stomach or upper small intestine.
Heartburn is caused by stomach acids backing up into the lower esophagus, the tube that leads from the mouth to the stomach. The medical term for heartburn is gastroesophageal ‘reflux disease. The acids produce a burning sensation and discomfort between the ribs just below the breastbone. Another symptom is sour or bitter fluid backing up into the throat or mouth. It can occur after overeating and sometimes in reaction to medications.
Heartburn if experienced now and then may not be something to worry about, however, months of constant heartburn can injure the esophageal lining.
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
SIMPLE WAYS TO REDUCE YOUR FAT IN-TAKE AND EAT WELL
· * Choose lean poultry and fish.
· Remove all visible fat before cooking. Poultry skin may be removed either before or after cooking.
· Broil or bake instead of frying.
· Reduce serving sizes to two or three ounces and don’t take seconds.
· Replace some meat with beans and grains.
· Use skimmed milk .
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is produced by the human body and is also found in animal products .Cells need cholesterol to function. Unfortunately, any excess cholesterol in the blood builds up inside the arteries. Cholesterol deposits are major causes of heart attacks and strokes. A high cholesterol level in your blood is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The higher your cholesterol level, the higher the risk, however not every cholesterol is bad.
Hormone therapy, also called hormone replacement therapy means when a woman is given estrogen or estrogen with progestin to help her cope with or relieve her of the symptoms of menopause or peri-menopause, which include, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, mood swings, brittle bones, to mention a few, which are all as a result of lower hormone levels.
Monday, 26 January 2015
The skin is the largest and most cared for organ in the human body, particularly in women. It is a treasure which attracts the most attention in the day to day life of people. As a living tissue, the cells on the surface of the skin have to be replaced with new cells all the time as they die due to ageing and constant exposure to environmental factors.
Often, women find it out-rightly difficult to understand men. They think they have it all figured out, but without any warning, the man pulls out of the relationship, leaving the woman looking in from the outside. These tips should help you decode if he really cares.
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
· For every 100,000 women, about twenty five will suffer from breast cancer.
· Every woman whether young or old is at risk of breast cancer. It is easier to treat all cancers, including breast cancer if discovered early through routine self-examination, mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. In other words, check yourself regularly and see a doctor if you notice anything strange.
· Statistics reveal that about 1% of men have breast cancer. When they do, it is more deadly because men's breasts are smaller and have fewer nerves in them. So it is not an exclusively female disease.
To begin with, it is very crucial that you settle this in your mind once and for all ; wealth is not about spending money but about making it. Those who make money are those who add value by creating products and services. The key to creating wealth is simple. It is called ‘adding value’. Successful and wealthy people are those who are always looking for ways to add value in some way to a person, a company, a nation, a product or a service. They seek to make life better by adding value, they seek to maximize the opportunities in every problem and you can join them by replicating the same thing.
Breast cancer is widely perceived to happen among women, but the truth is that though breast cancer may be rare in men, it still happens. After all, men have breast tissues too. Research has it that the overall ratio of female to male breast cancer is about 100 to 1. This may sound like a small number but the reality is that 390 men die out of 1,970 diagnosed
To love and be loved is certainly a good feeling. We all long for love and this begins from when we are babies and it continues till we reach our senior years. No matter how one looks at it, love is like air that we all thrive on. The surprise is that it has been proven that apart from its physical benefits, there are several medical benefits of love
Saturday, 17 January 2015
For most city dwellers, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. Stress isn’t always bad. In small doses, it can help you perform under pressure and be at your best. But when it goes beyond a certain point, it starts causing major damage to your health, mood, productivity, relationships, and quality of life. At that point, believe me, you are stressed.
Friday, 16 January 2015
Not all abuse is physical in nature and may not necessarily involve sores and bruises, some are verbal or silent. Emotional abuse is often very destructive and harmful, leaving the victims with unseen pains and scars that would take years and years of counseling to overcome. Regrettably, because there are no ugly scars or bruises, society doesn’t lend as much credence to emotional abuse as it should, and even the victims play down on this ill.
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Wednesday, 7 January 2015
OSTEOARTHRITIS IS A BREAK DOWN OF THE JOINT CARTILAGES WHICH IS MOST COMMON IN WOMEN AND MEN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 45 AND 90. SYMPTOMS INCLUDE PAIN, STIFFNESS AND SWELLING. IT IS COMMONLY FELT IN THE FINGERS, HIPS AND KNEES.