Monday, April 30, 2012

Healthy Living With Herbal Medicine

Huft, I was sick yesterday and was given medication by a doctor. It makes me very uncomfortable. But what can I do? :)

After browsing google, I found an article about herbal medicine or natural medicine. You can get healthy by taking herbs. Especially in modern times many dangerous medicine, to be consumed. Healthy living with herbal medicine seems to be a good alternative.

This time I want to share about how to overcoming pain that can be treated with herbal medicine. Pain can inhibiting your activity. Anyone can suffer disease, from head, hands or any part of the body. Several natural nutrients can be a painkiller, without any harmful side effects..

Agonies can be prevented by exercising regularly and can be controlled by dietary changes. Here are some foods that can ease the pain (agonies):

1. Ginger
Ginger is the best pain killers that contain analgesics such as ibuprofen. Ginger contains a quartet,
shogaol, zingerone, gingerol, and paradol which are active ingredients to reduce pain. Consuming ginger tea during the rainy season can reduce the pain

2. Turmeric
Turmeric powder is generally used for curries and vegetables. Turmeric powder contains curcumin, curcumin functions is to help relieve pain from insect bites

3. Olive Oil
Olive oil is a good medicine to relieve pain. Olive Oil contains polyphenol, an antioxidant that helps reduce the common causes of pain mechanisms in the body. Olive oil is also a good substitute for butter, because butter high in saturated fat, which can erode bone strength and trigger pain.

4. Strawberries
Strawberries contain lots of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that has the function to reduce pain.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Things That You Should Do and Don't When You Have Headchache

Do you often get headaches? If you often experience headaches, should not be underestimated. Because if you have a headache, then the activity will be disrupted. Pressure of work, or when you have a problem is one of the factors triggering headache.

Therefore, to reduce the symptoms o headache, you should know what you should do and don't when you have headache :

The best thing to do
1. Eating a balanced diet. Be sure to consume the nutrients that can prevent headaches such as magnesium (a mineral found in foods such as fish, grains, and avocados), calcium, riboflavin and vitamin B2.
2. Ice compress on the forehead to constrict swollen blood vessels and relieve headaches caused by tension. If the result of a sinus headache, try a warm compress for 15 minutes as much as 3-4 times a day. 
3. Neck and shoulder massage to relieve tension, can be done by yourself or ask a friend or a professional massage therapist.
4. Stretch at least 5 minutes a day to increase flexibility and minimize muscle strain. Start with the feet, ankles and up the arms, torso, neck, shoulders and face.
5. Exercise regularly to reduce tension and improve blood flow. In addition to helping the heart, the brain releases endorphins that can affect mood and reduce headache pain.

Thing should not be done 
1. Do not skip meals because the brain depends on glucose to function. Keep your blood sugar levels stable by eating regularly.
2. Avoid foods that contain tyramine amino acid thought to trigger migraines as a result of the blood vessels constrict and expand. These foods include meat, chocolate or hot dog.
3. Do not take aspirin or pain medication is too much. This is because it can make people with drug dependence, if the pain is gone then he will come again with more intense.
4. Do not reduce the time to sleep, because of excessive fatigue are the main triggers of tension and migraine pain.
5. Do not delay to go to the doctor especially if the headache is more than 3 times in one week, the headache is severe enough to need medication, headache or stiff neck accompanied by fever, shortness of breath, dizziness, slurred speech and drowsiness can be symptoms of serious disease. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fruits and Vegetables to Prevent Baldness

If your head bald? Or you have a problem with your hair? This article will discuss about the fruits and vegetables that are useful for preventing baldness. 

For that there are several ways you can do, for example by using a shampoo. Be careful with hair loss happened to you, because it can cause baldness. Normal amount of hair loss is 50-100 strands per day. When the amount of hair loss is more than that it will potentially lead to baldness.

Inadequate nutrition, diet or illness can cause extreme hair loss. Eat a balanced diet and contain lots of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, B and C, and iron will help your hair thick and prevents hair loss.

Here are some fruits and vegetables can prevent hair loss : 

1. Carrots
Carrots are a source of vitamin A, which can keep the scalp healthy. Try eating carrots and hummus for a healthy dose of protein, monounsaturated fat and complex carbohydrates.

2. Orange
Citrus fruits contain inositol, a type of sugar related to glucose, which is also known as vitamin Bh. Not only lowers cholesterol and helps the body break down fats, inositol also stop thinning hair and can protect against hair loss.

3. Greens
Old spinach, Swiss chard, collards and bok choy all contain vitamin A and C, which helps the body produce sebum. Sebum is an oily substance produced by hair follicles, acts as a natural konditioner for your hair.

4. Red Peppers
Red peppers contain more vitamin C than a cup of orange juice. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that improves circulation to the scalp and promote hair growth.

5. Cherry
Cherry juice is a rich source of iron. Anemia is often the cause of hair loss, so make sure your diet contains adequate amounts of iron to prevent anemia. Green leafy vegetables, dates, raisins and dried fruits are also high in iron.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

5 Easy Tips For a Healthy Heart

 Who does not want to have a healthy heart? You'll want it too right? But our environment is very influential. For example you have a friend who was smoking, dirty dust on the road etc. Here are 5 easy steps to keep the heart and blood vessels in order to keep you healthy : 

1. Stay away from the motorway
Horns, sirens and noisy car engine that can interfere blood circulation in your blood vessels. Based on recent research, the traffic noise affects the risk of stroke.

2. Enough sleep
According to a study published in February 2011 in the European Heart Journal, less sleeping or too much may increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Too few hours of sleep can increase blood pressure and cholesterol that makes you at higher risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes. 

3. Eat blueberries
According to research in America, eating blueberries may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. In the study, people who eat blueberries at least one serving per week can reduce the risk of high blood pressure until 10 percent.

4. Eating dark chocolate
Numerous studies show that eating dark chocolate can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Chocolate has a flavonoid, which is useful for protecting cells from damage. 
5. Reduce consumption of soft drinks
The current study has found that excessive consumption of soft drinks may increase the risk of stroke. In studies involving 2564 participants, found that people who drink soda every day have a risk of stroke and heart attack 48 percent higher than people who do not drink soda. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Too Little Sleep? Can Increase Diabetes Risk

This article is relates to night sleep. Generally, people sleep 8 hours a day. But what happens if less than 8 hours? Yes of course you will feel sleepy. Besides that, it can cause disease.

Studies have long shown that people who sleep fewer than five hours a night have an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, the kind that tends to strike later in life.Up to 70 million Americans are estimated to suffer from chronic problems with sleep, from insomnia to sleep apnea. On today, impaired sleep are always associated with some diseases such as obesity, heart disease, depression, high blood pressure, memory impairment and a weakened immune system. Besides that, too much see the light at night can hamper a hormone involved both with sleep and suppressing tumor cells.

The following tips may be useful for maintaining your health :

1. Adults need Between seven and nine hours of sleep daily for good health.

2. If you work nights, go straight to bed when you get home. Avoid too much light along the way.

3. Let natural light help keep your biological sleep clock on schedule

4. Cultivated a healthy bedroom is one room dark, quiet and cool, in addition, avoid caffeine and alhokol when going to bed.

Monday, April 16, 2012

4 Healthy Habits For Penis Strong And Tight

Although it does not really matter to women, but this article may be useful for the men.

For teens, may not be a problem when asked about the ability of erectile. But imagine if you are aged 50-60 years, would still get an erection? Though erectile dysfunction that can infect you when you are elderly caused by blockage of an artery from your youth. Basically, an erection depends on blood flow to the penis. But when an artery narrowed by cholesterol deposits that contain lots of atherosclerotic plaque, blood flow in the penis is reduced and the penis can not erect.

Harvard scientists conducted a study of 31 742 middle-aged men for 14 years and finding that erectile dysfunction is caused due to unhealthy lifestyles. Here are 4 healthy lifestyle that you must pay attention to improving your sex life :

1. Doing Regular Exercise 
Exercise is essential for healthy arteries and blood flow to the penis. Exercise can lower cholesterol, which minimizes deposits (plaque) in artery walls narrow to increase blood flow.

2. Reduce Eat Meat, Cheese and Junk Food. Eat lots of Fruits and Vegetables
Meat, cheese and junk food containing high levels of saturated fat. Such as cholesterol, fat can narrow the arteries, and can restrict blood flow to the penis. Whereas fruits and vegetables contain antioxidant nutrients that reduce plaque and improve arterial blood flow.

3. Lose Weight
According to the Harvard study, men with obesity are prone to erectile dysfunction and weight loss can improve erectile function

4. Stop Smoking
Smoking accelerates the growth of plaque that can narrow the arteries. A study in the New England Research Institutes in Watertown indicate that smoking may double the risk of erectile dysfunction affected

How To Eliminate Sleepiness Without Coffee

I am one of those coffee addicts, because every morning feeling sleepy :)

While drinking coffee every day was not good for health. If you include a coffee addict too? This article may be good for you, because you can eliminate sleepiness without coffee. If you drink coffee every day, the heart may pound. For that there are some alternatives you can do when you wake up in the morning :

1. Open the window 
The first thing to be done so quickly awake when I wake up is to turn the room lights, or open the window blinds when directly confronted with the direction of the sun. The human biological clock is influenced by light, so hard to eliminate sleep if the room is still dark.

2. Drinking water or green tea 
In theory, the body will be fitter when the loss of body fluids that occurs during sleep immediately replaced at least with a glass of water when you wake up. Some studies says that green tea is as effective as water in restoring hydration status, while providing a calming effect.

3. Do a physical activity 
Some people can just wake up when I read the newspaper. But if you continue to feel lazy and sleepy, trying to do activities that are more physically active. such as cooking or cleaning bed.

4. Breakfast 
Do not eat breakfastcan make your metabolism system out of balance. So that the body runs out of energy. The consequences of lack of energy is the body felt weak, less passionate and of course easy to feel sleepy.

5. Sleep Schedule 
Long-term solution for those who often feel sleepy and lazy to wake up soon is the disciplined pattern of sleep every day. Allowing myself to make up for the lack of sleep in a bed all day on weekends will only exacerbate sleep disturbances.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Foods That Can Reducing Cholesterol Levels

You must know what is cholesterol? Or maybe never heard of it?  

Cholesterol is a fat, this substance is one of the components of the fat itself. The presence of fat in our body itself actually has a function as a nutrient that is needed by the body in addition to other nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Types of cholesterol

1. LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein)
In terms of composition, LDL contains large amounts of cholesterol compared with other components such as proteins and triglycerides. LDL is often referred to as bad cholesterol, because cholesterol and fat levels are high and thick it will cause the attachment of cholesterol in the blood vessel walls during transport performed.

2. HDL ( High Density Lipoprotein)
HDL or good cholesterol known as having the highest protein content than other cholesterol components. When circulating in the bloodstream, HDL absorbs excess cholesterol in the LDL and brought him back to the liver to be parsed. Liver cholesterol and throw it into the outline in the gall bladder

According to scientists, one of the best diet to manage cholesterol is strawberries. On Strawberries contain many substances that are healthy for the heart, namely, vitamin C, potassium, phytochemicals, folic acid, fiber and phytosterols which can inhibit the absorption of cholesterol.

The same thing also been found by researchers from the University of Oklahoma on relation of dietary supplements in the form of powder of the frozen strawberries and dry them with a 11 percent reduction in bad cholesterol (LDL) in participants who were obese for two months.
Lean beef is another excellent food for cholesterol. While eating too much red meat can sacrifice your body, a study found that eating 4.5 to 5 ounces of lean beef per day can reduce bad cholesterol or LDL.

Cholesterol-lowering diet recommended by scientists such as green tea, flaxseed and dark chocolate. But it is also important for you to make healthy lifestyle patterns such as more exercise, reducing stress and sleep well, 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Want to Minimize Pores? Eat This Vegetable

Who does not like to eat vegetables? Maybe this article can change you to love eat vegetables, :)

Because there are some vegetables that can minimize the pores of the skin on the face. Especially if you have oily skin, to the accumulation of dirt and bacteria growth is greater. But some types of vegetables can help shrink pores and make your body healthy. 

In addition to the above factors, there are other factors that cause enlarged pores, namely genetics, aging and diet. Applying certain vegetables topically (on the surface of the skin) and eating foods rich in vegetables may help prevent the expansion of the pores and decrease or minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.

Here are some vegetables that can help shrink the pores:
1. Carrots
Using a carrot as a topical facial masks can help shrink the pores. Vitamin A and beta-carotene in carrots act as an antioxidant and tonic for the facial skin, which helps clear up acne and impurities that clog pores.

2. Cucumber
Cucumber can reduce eye puffiness, reduce facial oil and helps in reducing fat, and to encourage tightening and shrinking pores. Excess oil on the face contributes to the enlargement of the face.

Peel the cucumber until smooth fluid out. Stick to the face and leave for 15 minutes. Rinse face with cold water to get a facial pores tighter.

3. Vegetables contain vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that increases collagen production, improve skin elasticity, remove the oil and helps in removing impurities from the pores. Examples of vegetables that are rich in vitamin C such as broccoli, spinach, kale, leeks, parsley, collards and Brussels kubic.

4. Vegetables contain zinc
Eating vegetables that contain zinc can prevent the overproduction of oil in the skin and reduce acne. According to the New York University Langone Medical Center, zinc may help reduce skin blemishes and acne, two factors that could potentially lead to enlarged pores

Friday, April 6, 2012

Put Off Hunger By Eating Almond Bean

I just know that almonds could actually help prevent hunger, huhWould you like to eat almonds? For people with diabetes, it is prohibited too much eating. Why? Because if you eat too much, would increase blood sugar.

Almonds can prevent it, because the food is good enough to hold off hunger and also suitable to be eaten as a diet menu. Judging from the low glycemic index, including almonds foods that are digested slowly in the digestive tract. The lower the glycemic index, the increase in blood sugar levels will rise more slowly, making it safe for diabetics.

Rice and other carbohydrate sources that have a high glycemic index tend to be digested and absorbed more quickly. In addition to spike blood sugar levels are higher, these properties also make the stomach more quickly so feel hungry again.

Low glycemic index foods such as almonds useful when I have to avoid spikes in blood sugar levels as in patients with diabetes, or who are restricting calories such as diet. Nature that could delay hunger makes food is highly recommended.

For people with diabetes, benefits of almonds have been proved by Prof. Richard Mattes from Purdua University in Indiana, United States. By entering natural almonds breakfast menu of the patient, hunger does not come so quickly to avoid overeating.