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Coronavirus : COVID-19: All you need to know & 3 steps to prevent it

Coronavirus : COVID-19: All you need to know & 3 steps to prevent it

Coronavirus, the deadly disease which will destroy the human race.

But is that really true or people are just scared? Coronavirus has spread to more than 100 countries now (1). It’s everywhere around the world and it infected more than 255.000 people and caused deaths to thousands (2).

Coronavirus COVID-19 Preventing steps

However, did you know that more than 80% of infected people recovered without hospitalization (3)? Although there’s no medication to corona yet, most of the people have only mild symptoms and get over it.

But, this doesn’t mean there’s no risk and you should certainly follow steps to prevent it. Today, you’ll learn everything about coronavirus and how to prevent it. You’ll learn

1. What is coronavirus
2. The symptoms of coronavirus
3. Who is at risk?
4. The prevention of coronavirus
5. Natural plants for better immunity

What is coronavirus?

SARS-CoV-2 is a new type of coronavirus which causes COVID-19. It first appeared in China in December 2019, but now it’s spread all around the globe. It causes respiratory illness in humans and animals. All coronaviruses are zoonotic, which means they first developed in animals.

What is coronavirus_

Then, a person got infected and spread it all around. Now, more than 215 thousand people are infected and more than 8 thousand people are dead.

Coronavirus is spreading immensely fast. This is because of its symptoms and the way it spreads – by the respiratory droplets. This is basically everything wet, which moves when you sneeze or cough.

total confirmed COVID-19The symptoms of coronavirus aren’t always the same. They vary from person to person. They may appear very late when you have already infected other people. Some people don’t even know they have coronavirus. The symptoms of COVID-19 are usually mild and progress slowly.

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
• High temperature or fever
• Shortness of breath
• Cough
• Fatigue

However, symptoms aren’t the only reason for its fast spread.

It’s very infectious, just one drop can infect you. It’s very dangerous and you must be careful, especially if you’re at increased risk. We’ll talk more about people who are at increased risk in the next section.

Who is at risk?

The answer is everybody. Whether you’re a woman or man, old or young, you’re at risk.

COVID-19However, some people have a higher risk of getting it.

These include people who are:
1. 70+ years old
2. Having long-term medical condition – diabetes, lung disease, heart disease
3. Having a weakened immune system
4. Pregnant

All of these risk factors make you weaker and more susceptible to catching it. Therefore, you should try to minimize this risk, which you’ll learn how in the next section.

How to Prevent Coronavirus

Catching COVID-19 can be easy, that’s why you have to be consistent with the prevention. We’ll look at couple of easy ways to prevent coronavirus.

If you implement all of them into your life, your chances of catching coronavirus decrease drastically.

If you want to prevent coronavirus you should:

1.Wash Your Hands Regularly

The most important thing in preventing COVID-19 is washing your hands. Most of the time, coronavirus gets on to your hands. This is because you touch everything with your hands – door handle, food, buttons in the elevator.

Wash Your Hands Regularly

Therefore, it’s very important to clean coronavirus from your hands. Unfortunately, most people wash their hands wrongly.

Let’s look at 5 steps to wash your hands properly (4):

1. Wet your hands Turn on the water (ideally with your forearm) and wet your hands. Then turn off the tap and apply soap.
2. Lather your hands by rubbing soap and your hands together. Be sure to cover all areas of your hands. Start with palms and fingers, continue with thumbs and back of your hands.
3. Scrub your hands This step is very important, you need to scrub your hands for at least 30 seconds.
4. Rinse your hands under clean running water.
5. Dry your hands with a clean towel.

Repeat this process 2 times. Most people wash their hands just a few seconds. This can lead to not cleaning up bacteria and viruses from your hands and catching COVID-19.

However, it’s also very important how regularly you wash your hands.

You must wash your hands:
1. Before, during and after preparing food
2. Before eating anything
3. After using the toilet
4. After blowing your nose, sneezing or couching
5. After touching or feeding animals

People are constantly looking for other ways to prevent coronavirus. However, it all starts with washing your hands. It’s the most important thing and you need to start taking it seriously.

2.) Avoid Close Contact with People

This applies mostly to the younger generation. There’s quarantine almost everywhere, so people aren’t at work and kids aren’t at school. This is mostly to prevent the spreading of coronavirus.

Unfortunately, many people confuse it with holidays. They go and with their friends and are around people all the time.

Avoid Close Contact with People

It’s not only inappropriate but also very risky. All it takes is one drop, cough or sneeze and you may be infected.

However, when you need to go out, for whatever important reason, have at least something to cover up your mouth. Having a respirator is the best option, it can block out up to 95% of airborne particles. It can even filter out bacteria and viruses (5).

Unfortunately, there’re almost any respirators left. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t use a face mask or anything to cover up your mouth and nose.

Remember, everything which can cover up your mouth and nose is better than nothing, whether it’s a scarf or homemade face mask.

Respect all of the regulations, minimize your contact with people, protect your mouth & nose and stay healthy.

3.) Get Enough Sleep

Insufficient sleep is a big problem in today’s world. However, did you know that sleep can impact your immune system?

When you sleep your body produces and releases cytokines. Cytokines are a type of protein, which targets inflammation and infection. They’re responsible for effective immune system response (6).

But, if you don’t sleep enough, you’re producing fewer cytokines and increasing your risk of getting ill.

Chronic sleep loss can even make the flu vaccine less effective by reducing your body’s ability to respond. You are also shortening your life and increasing your chances of dying prematurely by 12% (7).

There’s also a problem with melatonin production when you don’t get adequate sleep. Melatonin is a hormone, which is produced when you sleep. It is released before you go to sleep and during sleep.

Get Enough Sleep

That’s why people with irregular sleeping schedules have a problem falling asleep. Melatonin doesn’t know when to release so you have hard time falling asleep.

However, melatonin plays also a role in the immune system too. It helps your body differentiate between normal cells in your body and bacteria or viruses. It also helps with triggering immune system response (8).

Having insufficient levels of melatonin can put you at the risk of being sick. Go to sleep early, sleep regularly for at least 8 hours every night and boost your immunity.

4.) Stress Management

Whether you believe it or not, stress has a big impact on your health. When you are in stress, your body is releasing corticosteroid. It’s a hormone that suppresses the effectiveness of your immune system (9).

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Another thing is your response to stress. Most of the people are in stress because of some difficulties in their lives. Some of them want to just feel free and untroubled, so they reach for alcohol or a cigarette.

However, there’re also medical problems linked to stress.

Hypertension is very closely linked to high levels of stress. It increases your risk of getting heart attack or stroke and shortens your life.

All of these factors together contribute to weakening your immune system and making you more vulnerable to coronavirus. Try to balance your life, get enough rest, have some me-time and feel a lot better.

5.) Strengthen Your Immune System

Another risk factor for catching COVID-19 is a weakened immune system. When you feel great and your immune system is strong, it doesn’t mean you can’t strengthen it even more.

Diet and exercise can help you with all of that. Become stronger, get more vitamins and be healthier.

Many people make excuses all the time that they don’t have time to exercise. Well, not that you’re in quarantine you have more time for it.

You don’t have to go to the gym or life weight. Start light with some push-ups, squats, and sit-ups. Train with your bodyweight and develop strength and improve your immune system (10). This improves your resistance to coronavirus.

Strengthen Your Immune System

Another very important thing is diet. You are what you and that’s why if you want to stay healthy, you must eat healthy.

Let’s look at the top 5 foods you must include in your diet to strengthen your immune system.

6.) Citrus Fruits

Usually, when you catch a cold, the first thing you do is to take vitamin C. It’s logical. Vitamin C boosts the production of white cells which in turn boosts immunity (11).

When deciding on foods that boost your immunity, citrus fruits should be the number one priority.

The most common ones are:
1. Grapefruit
2. Oranges
3. Lemons
4. Tangerine
5. Lime

Your body doesn’t produce vitamin C, so it’s important to include these fruits in your diet daily. Just one medium orange is all you need for daily recommended vitamin C intake (12).

Citrus Fruits

a.) Broccoli

Broccoli is a superb nutritious vegetable. It contains both vitamins and minerals. Packed with antioxidants, fiber and vitamin C, A and E, it’s one of the healthiest vegetables out there.

However, if you want to benefit from all of these nutrients as much as possible, you have to cook it as little as possible. The best option is to not cook it at all.

Broccoli contains more than 84% of vitamin C (13). Include broccoli to your diet and boost your immunity tremendously.

Broccoli

b.) Ginger

Ginger is a great ingredient for helping with your immune system. It can help you decrease inflammation and improve sore throat. It also decreases chronic pain and lowers your cholesterol levels.

Gingerol, which are bioactive substances in fresh ginger, can help you lower the risk of infections. Ginger inhibits the growth of many different bacteria (14).

It’s especially good against viruses which cause respiratory infections, such as coronavirus (15) Include it in your diet, make yourself a tea and enjoy its benefits.

Ginger

c.) Almonds

Nuts are great for your immune system and overall well-being. Especially almonds, which deliver a massive amount of nutrients. They are among the world’s best sources of vitamin E (16).

Vitamin E is key to the healthy immune system, lowering heart disease and decreasing the risk of cancer.

Eat a half-cup serving of almonds daily. This will provide you with 100% recommended daily amount of vitamin E.

Almonds

d.) Green Tea

Green tea is considered to be the healthiest beverage on the planet (17). It’s packed with antioxidants and nutrients which are massively beneficial for your body.

It decreases the risk of getting cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and strengthen your immunity system (18).

Green tea has catechins, which are nutrients that kill bacteria and viruses (19).

Replace your fruit tea with green tea, improve your immunity and decrease the risk of chronic disease.

Green Tea

Natural Plants for Better Immunity

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”

Natural treatment is very beneficial for you and your body. It has been around for millenniums and was the first method of healing. It’s tested by Mother Earth and used around the world to treat medical conditions.

There’re three plants below, which are very common and can be beneficial for strengthening your immunity or overcoming the disease.

a.) Peppermint

Peppermint is an aromatic herb, which has been used for a thousand years for its pleasant, minty taste and health benefits.

Peppermint can help you with headaches, migraines or digestive problems. But did you know that it can also strengthen your immune system?

Peppermint

Peppermint is very effective in killing bacteria and viruses (20). It also reduces several bacteria in your mouth and freshens your breath (21).

What’s even more breathtaking is that it can improve your sleep, which is another factor in your immunity.

Peppermint tea is an ideal drink before a bed because it relaxes your muscles and makes you fall asleep easier (22).

b.) Garlic

There’re many reasons why you should include garlic in your diet. It’s very nutritious, it has many vitamins & minerals and has very little calories.

However, it’s also great for your immunity and combating sickness. It’s especially good for the cold. One garlic a day can reduce the number of cold by incredibly 63% (23).

However, when you take a high dose of aged garlic extract, you can decrease your chances of catching flu by 61% (24).

Peppermint

Its minerals and vitamins are very beneficial for your health and immune system. You should include it in your diet, especially right now, when coronavirus is everywhere.

c.) Quercetin

Quercetin is a plant pigment, which belongs to flavonoids. Flavonoids are a group of plant compounds and are present in fruit, vegetables, and grains.

It’s very beneficial to your health and has been linked with reducing the risk of heart disease, cancer or inflammation (25).

Inflammation may be very dangerous. It can drastically decrease the effectiveness of your immune system and make it easier for viruses to attack you (26).

Quercetin

Quercetin also helps with healing your wounds and fighting bacteria and viruses. Try to include it in your diet, get some fruit and vegetables, make healthy salads, avoid junk food, drink green tea and stay healthy.

You’ll make yourself more resistant to coronavirus and won’t gain much fat during the quarantine.

Final thoughts

COVID-19 is a very infectious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. It developed in animals and progressed to humans. Even though it started in China, now it’s all around the globe with more than 215k people infected.

Its symptoms aren’t always the same and are mild from the beginning. Then they slowly progress.

The most common symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath

It’s very infections and everybody should be careful. However, there’re people, who are at higher risk,

These include people who are:

1. 70+ years old
2. Having long-term medical condition – diabetes, lung disease, heart disease
3. Having a weakened immune system
4. Pregnant

You can drastically decrease your chances when you take steps to prevent it.

These steps are:

1. Regular and proper washing hands
2. Avoiding close contact with people
3. Strengthening your immune system

Stop putting other people at risk and stay home. Eat a lot of vitamins, wash your hands regularly and stay fit & healthy.

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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK
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When and How to Wash Your Hands
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Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Protective Equipment
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Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties
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Antibacterial effect of Allium sativum cloves and Zingiber officinale rhizomes against multiple-drug resistant clinical pathogens
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Fresh ginger (Zingiber officinale) has anti-viral activity against the human respiratory syncytial virus in human respiratory tract cell lines.
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Broccoli, cooked, boiled, drained, without salt
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10 Proven Benefits of Green Tea
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Anti-infective properties of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a component of green tea.
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All About Gout Symptoms, causes and treatment to reduce high uric acid

All About Gout Symptoms, causes and treatment to reduce high uric acid

It’ll surely go away soon ​…

I bet you said that to your joint pain a few weeks or months ago. Whether are your joints in pain, you have increased heart-rate or you starting to get a little obese. These may all be causes of high uric acid.

You may have heard about it. Maybe you tried some “treatments” which haven’t worked. Whatever it is, we’re here to help.

In today’s blog you’re going to learn:

  1. What is high Uric Acid
  2. What are high Uric Acid symptoms
  3. What are high Uric Acid complications
  4. What can cause high Uric Acid and how to get rid of it
  5. High Uric Acid treatment

What is High Uric Acid?

High uric acid or hyperuricemia is a natural waste product from the digestion of foods containing purines. Purines are in foods like certain meat, sardines or beer.

Typically, your body gets rid of the uric acid through your kidneys and urine. But if you eat too much food full of purine, your body can’t clean the uric acid from your body fast enough. Then it’ll start to build up in your blood and you have a problem.

High uric acid can lead to diseases like gout and joint problems. It’s a serious matter and you should start getting rid of it today.

What are some Hyperuricemia symptoms?

There are a few indicators that can help you identify high uric acid. Some of them are:

1. Pain or swelling in joints – this is the strongest indicator of high uric acid. If you feel pain in your joints, most of the time at toes and fingers, you should start doing something about it.

2. Problems in urination – whether you have a problem to start urinating or you can’t maintain it, it can be an indicator of hyperuricemia.

3. Dehydration – it happens when you lose more fluid than you take into your body. Common causes of dehydration are diarrhea, vomiting or excessive sweating.

What are some Hyperuricemia complications

High uric acid can have many causes. The most common ones are:

1. Cardiovascular diseases – hyperuricemia can increase the risk of getting cardiovascular diseases like stroke, heart attack or coronary artery disease

2. Gout – it’s a very painful form of arthritis. It occurs when high uric acid levels cause crystals to form and pile up around joints. This can cause intense joint pain, inflammation or redness or a limited range of motion.

3. Formation of kidney stones – another cause of high uric acid is kidney stones. This can be caused, similarly like in gout, because of the crystals formed by a high level of uric acid.

What can cause High Uric Acid and how to get rid of it

Many things can cause high uric acid. Some you can change, but some you can’t. Among the most common causes of hyperuricemia are:

1. Obesity – the number one thing you can influence is obesity. It’s a well-known fact that most of the obese people have problems of some kind. One of these problems can be hyperuricemia. When you’re obese, you have a lot of fat cells in your body. Fat cells produce way more uric acid than muscle cells. So your best bet is to start working on your extra fat and get rid of fat cells. Don’t know where to start and how to lose weight? Don’t worry, we got you covered with our weight loss diet plan. Click here​ to get your weight under control today!

Causes of uric acid

2. Genetics – High level of uric acid may be genetic. This, unfortunately, you can’t change, but… You can still decrease your uric acid level by things listed below.

3. Stress ​ – whether you believe it or not, stress can affect it too. Maybe you have had a tough period in your life or you’re under stress. The best thing you can do is sit down, close your eyes and just breathe in and out. Meditate for a moment and get rid of stress.

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4. Bad diet – ​ the last, but probably the biggest cause of high uric acid is your diet. It’s also the easiest one to change and when done correctly, it can help you decrease your uric level drastically.

bad diet Uric acid

Now that we covered some of the most common causes of high uric acid let’s look at some treatments and solutions. Below are things you should consider when you want to decrease your uric level:

1. Too much sugar – Sugar can be a potential cause of your problem. It was shown by recent studies, that the worst of all is fructose sugar. It can lead to high uric acid in particular. The problem is not just with food, but also with drinks. So be sure to avoid soda and sugary drinks. Replace it with water and you’ll be safe with your uric acid level decreasing.

Low Calorie sweet Sugar

2. Drink more water – drinking water helps your kidneys to flush out uric acid faster.

3. Avoid alcohol – alcohol can cause your high uric acid problems because of the by-products it creates. Your body must first filter out products that occur in the blood due to alcohol. Only then can it start getting rid of high uric acid.

Tricks to avoid alcohol

4. Lose weight – when you’re overweight you have a lot of fat. Fat cells produce more uric acid than muscle cells. So start working on your weight today to get rid of high uric acid.

6-amazing-diet-tips-to-lose-weight-easily

5. Add more fiber to your diet – Fibre can balance your blood sugar, insulin level and it can increase satiety. Some foods which include fiber are fresh, frozen, or dried fruit; fresh or frozen vegetable and oats.

High Uric Acid treatment

There are many treatments out there. You can take pills or drugs, but we at LiveLife More believe that the best way is natural.

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Pills and drugs can have unwanted side effects. But in a natural way, you’ll be safe, healthy and you’ll know exactly what you’re getting yourself into.

So how does it work?

First, you’re going to choose your plan. We provide you with a one-time detailed consultation and then the plan according to your health status and health goals.

After that, we’ll find out what is your biggest problem and find a solution.

Then we’ll discuss it with you, build up a diet plan right for you and help you get rid of high uric acid. After that, you can lean back and enjoy living life without uric acid disorder.

A life full of happiness without pain, inflammation or any other problems caused by high uric acid levels.

Don’t wait for it to get worse! Click the link below and start getting rid of it today.

Link:https://www.livelifemore.com/health-plans/high-uric-acid-hyperuricemia/

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Prevalence of hyperuricemia and the relationship between serum uric acid and obesity
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The Epidemiology of Uric Acid and Fructose
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Dietary fiber suppresses elevations of uric acid and allantoin in serum and urine induced by dietary RNA and increases its excretion to feces in rats.
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Gout
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Higher water intake linked to less hyperuricemia in gout
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Diagnosis and prevention of uric acid stones
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Best Cure For Fatty Liver Disease, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Fatty Liver Disease, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Dr. Sandeep Jassal is the nominated Vice President of the Liver Forever Foundation, a charity organization working toward liver health in India.

Fatty liver disease is becoming a common liver problem with about 25% of people suffering from it.

It is strongly linked to obesity, insulin resistance leading to type 2 diabetes and other disorders. If fatty liver isn’t addressed in time, it may lead to more serious liver disease and other health problems.

Fatty liver occurs when excess fat accumulates in liver cells. Although normally to have a tiny amount of fat in these cells, the liver is considered fatty if more than 5% of it is fat.

Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol may also lead to fatty liver, especially if you consume more than 20 ml per day on an average.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in the beginning is the reversible stage of fatty infiltration of the liver. Unfortunately, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Over time, NAFL may lead to a more serious liver condition known as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis also called NASH.

NASH depicts greater fat accumulation and inflammation which indicates damage to the liver cells. This can lead to scarring of the liver tissue or fibrosis, as liver cells are repeatedly injured and die off.

Fatty liver may cause sometimes in some people subtle symptoms but is often detected by blood tests or ultrasound abdomen being done for other reasons. NASH usually involves more pronounced symptoms, such as abdominal heaviness, pain, upper abdominal tenderness and feeling unwell.

Best Cure For Fatty Liver Disease, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Diet Tips for Getting Rid of Fatty Liver

There are several steps you can take to get rid of fatty liver, including losing weight and cutting back on carbs. And there are certain foods which can help you lose liver fat.

Lose Weight and Avoid Overeating If Overweight or Obese

Weight loss is one of the best ways to cure and reverse fatty liver if you are overweight or obese.

As a matter of fact, weight loss has been shown to promote loss of liver fat in adults with NAFLD, regardless of whether the weight loss was achieved by making dietary changes alone or in combination with exercise or with a holistic lifestyle plan for fatty liver that LiveLifeMore also provides with a natural health physician Dr. Sandeep Jassal & Dietitian Pallavi Jassal offer as a team.

What’s even more encouraging is the fact that the improvements in liver fat and insulin sensitivity may persist even if some of the weight is regained.

Causes of Fatty Liver

There are several causes that may contribute to or cause developing fatty liver:

Being overweight or Obese: Being Overweight or being obese results in low-grade inflammation that which may promote liver fat storage. According to estimates, 30–90% of obese adults have NAFLD, and it’s increasing in children due to the spreading epidemic of the childhood obesity epidemic.

Excess belly fat: Carrying extra fat around the belly, also called abdominal fat even in people with normal-weight may develop fatty liver if they are “viscerally obese,” meaning they carry extra fat around their waist.

Insulin resistance: Insulin resistance and high insulin levels in the blood have been shown to increase liver fat storage in people with metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

High refined carbs intake: Frequent and excessive intake of refined carbs promotes liver fat storage, especially when high amounts are consumed by overweight or insulin-resistant.

Frequent sugary beverage consumption: Sugar-sweetened beverages like soda and energy drinks are high in fructose, which has been shown to drive liver fat as well as visceral fat accumulation in children and adults.

Impaired intestinal health: Recent studies suggest that having an imbalance in intestinal or gut bacteria, may cause problems with gut barrier function (“leaky gut”) or other gut health issues that may contribute to fatty liver development.

Symptoms of Fatty Liver

Though fatty liver often goes unnoticed initially, there are several signs and symptoms of fatty liver, although not all of these may be present.

  • Weakness & Fatigue
  • Slight fullness or pain in the right side or center of the abdominal area
  • Elevated liver enzymes, including AST ( SGOT) and ALT (SGPT)
  • Elevated blood insulin levels
  • Elevated serum triglyceride levels

If fatty liver progresses to NASH, the following symptoms may be present:

  • Abdominal pain (moderate to severe)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Yellowish discoloration of eyes and skin

It’s advisable to see your doctor regularly for blood tests and standard exams that can diagnose fatty liver at the early, reversible stage.

How Eating Green Leafy Vegetables Can Reduce Hip Fractures

How Eating Green Leafy Vegetables Can Reduce Hip Fractures

Hip Fracture,

How Eating Green Leafy Vegetables Can Reduce Hip Fractures

Have you ever thought about the power of green leafy vegetables in reducing the risk of hip fractures when you age? Don’t believe? Then do spare some time & read the following facts… you will start believing. And if you start implementing this Wisdom of Wellness, you will very likely be carrying stronger bones as you get older.

Osteoporosis, a condition that makes the bones week & prone to fractures, is a major health concern, especially in ageing populations. It is associated with fragility fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. As far as the hip fracture is concerned, it contributes to both morbidity (disability) and mortality (death) in the elderly.

According to a recent study, around 20% of the Indian population will be older than 60 years by 2020, and the annual incidence of hip fractures will reach an alarming 600,000. Based on current mortality data, an estimated 40% of these individuals will die within a year.

It becomes important to think about natural ways to prevent this physical, emotional & financial loss of handling so much of disability in our elders in the near future.

A STUDY NAMED ‘THE NURSES‘ HEALTH STUDY’ FOLLOWED OVER 72,000 WOMEN FOR 10 YEARS AND REVEALED THAT THOSE WHO ATE A SINGLE SERVING OF LETTUCE OR OTHER LEAFY GREEN VEGETABLES DAILY CUT THEIR RISK OF HIP FRACTURE BY HALF AS COMPARED TO EATING ONE SERVING OF LEAFY GREENS PER WEEK.

A Cup Of Green Leafy Vegetables In Hip Fracture Risk Reduction

Hip Fracture Risk Reduction With One Cup Daily

 

So, add that extra cup of green vegetables in the daily diet in addition to a close watch on Vitamin D & Calcium intake to keep the bones strong for a healthy & mobile life ahead.

Stay blessed, stay informed & LiveLifeMore !!!

 

How to DETOX after Diwali or Festive season?

How to DETOX after Diwali or Festive season?

Looking for a simple home remedy to get rid of the heaviness, bloating & constipation? In this article, we are sharing an effective way to Detox after Diwali or Festive Season.

How to Detox after Diwali or Festive season?

You have been meeting friends and family and enjoying their hospitality or have been showing your hospitality. Healthy eating may have taken a back seat during the celebrations. And, now you are feeling bloated, constipation, tired or exhausted and guilty. Aren’t you??

Some herbal tea can help cleanse the body from within by behaving like a natural cleanser and laxative.

Herbal teas are undoubtedly one of the healthiest beverages on the planet. These are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that provide many short and long-term health benefits, including weight loss. Post-Diwali or after eating out too much, you would want to detox your body to get your digestive health back on track. Here comes the role of the herbal teas, such as ginger-basil tea, which is an excellent natural remedy for fighting the harmful effects of indulgence in too many crappy foods and also air pollution.

As the air around us is on the hazardous levels of air pollution, you need something that will not only protect your lungs from the toxic air during the festive season but also helps you burn calories, thus helping you stay fit and healthy. Taking herbal tea can help fight the cold, improve digestion, lower blood pressure, boost up metabolism and provide relief from stress and anxiety. Herbal tea is also good for your skin and hair.

Let me share the recipe of a herbal tea to help your lungs, detox your body and enhance weight loss:

Fresh Ginger and Basil tea for Detoxification, Weight loss, Healthy lungs and more…

Why Ginger?

– Ginger is one of the oldest home remedies that can help ease digestion, nausea and improve appetite.
– Very potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in ginger can help in relieving congestion and throat pain.
– Ginger tea boosts the immune system and detoxifies the body.
– Ginger is a great weight loss drink by helping you burn more calories.

Why Holy basil Tulsi?

Holy basil, or tulsi in Hindi, has immense health benefits.
– From leaves to the seed, the herb has been used for treating different ailments, such as bronchitis, stomach ulcers, malaria, nausea and vomiting, diabetes, etc.
– Holy basil has excellent anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and immune-boosting properties.
– Holy basil can also help in weight loss and cholesterol management since it improves metabolic stress

How to make ginger basil tea

Ingredients:
• 2 cups boiling water
• 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
• 4 -5 fresh basil leaves
Procedure:
• Bring the water to a boil.
• Add the ginger and basil leaves to the water and brew for 5-10 minutes.
• Press the basil leaves gently to get more flavour out of them.
• Strain off ginger and basil leaves.

So this herbal concoction is now ready to be consumed.

You can drink it hot or cold. Let this magic tea detoxify your body, lose weight, overcome the harmful effects of air pollution and smog.

Stay blessed & LiveLifeMore!!!

Stretching – WOW (Wisdom Of Wellness) by www.LiveLifeMore.com

Stretching – WOW (Wisdom Of Wellness) by www.LiveLifeMore.com

recharging your joints-wisdom of wellness

Stretching helps relieve joint stiffness & improves range of motion

‘Stretching’ circulates the natural lubricating fluids inside your joints to relieve the stiffness & it extends the mobility by improving the ‘range of motion’ by pulling them to their limits. 

You are just 10 minutes away from lighter you ?

Yours in health awareness, 

Dt. Pallavi & Dr. Sandeep Jassal, 

Team LiveLifeMore® 

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