Health & Prevention

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Everyone is scared of cancer. Even I am. So how about adding some cancer fighting food to your diet? It is true that a single food can’t completely reduce the risk of cancer but a combo of food can.

Vegetables and fruits:

Maintaining a healthy body is important and you can’t do this without vegetables and fruits. Unhealthy obese body calls in for risks of many different types of cancers, such as kidney cancers, colon cancer and esophageal cancer.

Breakfast is important for fighting cancer:

Add strawberries, orange juice or other fresh juices in your breakfast. More so, add cereals and wheat as well.

Folate-Rich Food:

Folate protects you from cancers. Good source of folate include lettuce, sunflower seeds, leafy green vegetables, eggs, chicken liver and asparagus.

Cancer-Fighting Tomatoes

Lycopene, present in tomatoes are popular for their property of fighting cancer especially prostate cancer. This phytochemical is also present in watermelon.

Tea is good for fighting cancer:

Green tea apart from having so many health benefits also work against cancers. It prevents colon cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer lung and skin cancers and many others.

Grapes fight cancer:

Resveratrol is a phyto chemical that has antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. You should drink grape juice or eat grapes as part of your diet.

Keep yourself hydrated:

Water will help you protect against urinary bladder cancer.

Beans:

Beans also help fight cancer because of the phytochemicals that it contains.

Spice it up:

Turmeric is a great cancer fighting spice. Add it to your diet.

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Kids are in their peak phase of growth and they, therefore, require the best and the nutritive food they can get. Following are the content that needs to be definitely made part of their diet. Parent should take special care of what they eat and that they get what is required for growth.

Calcium is a must have for children for it is required for growth of bones, teeth and other vital functions. 500 milligrams should be given to a child.  You can give calcium in the form of milk, cheese, spinach etc.

Magnesium is yet another bone-friendly mineral. Other than that, magnesium is good for the nervous system of the body and is involves in so many vital functions as well. A child over the age nine should have 240 milligrams of magnesium a day while a teenager should have 410 milligrams. You can give magnesium in the form of  spinach, almonds, cashews, , raisins Avocado and oatmeal etc.

Vitamin D is an essential content a child should have. It is important for calcium deposition in bones, it improves immune functions and controls inflammation. Children of all ages should be given 400 milligrams of this vitamin. You can give vitamin D in the form of milk, fish etc.

Apart from so many important functions of vitamin E, it is good for your heart, eyes, skin and it acts as anti-oxidants. You should give 15 milligrams per day to a child older than fourteen.

You can give vitamin E in the form of almonds, sunflower seeds, olives, broccoli and peanuts, are delicious sources of this nutrient. Kiwis, and will also do the trick.

Fiber should be given for they are great for health.

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Having a healthy and perfect body helps you to lead an active lifestyle and boosts your confidence level.  Exercising is extremely essential for those who dream to have a perfect physique. Go for activities that increase your heart rate and exert your lungs such as biking, swimming, and running. Cardiovascular exercises, such as jogging for minimum 30 minutes, help to trim your body and reduce risk of getting heart diseases.  Jogging also helps to build your stamina. Practice techniques like yoga and meditation regularly and do normal workouts, such as weight- lifting, to keep yourself in a fit shape. You can also get video games such as Wii fit and DDR, they will get you in a perfect shape in no time.

Opt for foods that nourish your body, instead of starving off hunger. Settle upon a balanced diet that includes fresh fruits and vegetables and eliminate sugary and fatty foods.  In addition to it, substitute soda and juices with water. To further improve your physical health you can add herbal and vitamin supplements to your diet. A healthy diet controls testosterone, growth hormone and Insulin like growth factor. For professional advice you could visit dieticians and fitness trainers.

Stress is the root cause of all diseases which also causes rise in cortisol level which can make you fat.  If you want a sleek figure, it’s time to give up vices like cigarette and alcohol; apart from being hazardous to health they can also distort your physique.

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There is nothing better than keeping our body healthy without suffering from any disease. Prevention is much better than curing because it does not require complicated treatments. Moreover, keeping our body health can be fun and even comforting. This is what everyone gets when he or she uses Reiki. This energy healing activity has been very popular in healing pains physically and emotionally. Mostly recognized for cancer treatment, Reiki is also very helpful for reducing chemotherapy or radiation therapy side effects.

Never underestimate the high benefits of Reiki for mental and emotional well-being. Its energy healing covers each individual power in controlling ill health effects. This is much better than consuming or applying conventional methods of medical treatments as any kind of medical treatments can deliver side effects.

Are you curious enough in finding Reiki’s further benefits? Try doing Reiki and you will find out that you will:

  • Have less anxiety and stress levels
  • Relief of discomfort and any kind of pain from illness, even from the chronic ones
  • Have better system of immunity
  • Increased relaxation, confidence and comfort
  • Balanced body energy sources
  • Reduced side effects from medicine

Reiki courses are almost in every country worldwide as people have recognized that each technique from this power healing method is very easy to apply on each individual’s personal circumstances.

You might be surprised that Reiki can be used for healing other people and other living creatures like plants or pets. Developed for more than eight decades ago, this healing method is very popular for patients in all hospitals throughout the world. It is the internal energy flow from Reiki, which helps patients in obtaining fast recovery. Principally, Reiki’s technique emphasizes on the flowing energy of individual’s force of life. With Reiki’s techniques, the energy can bring healing impact on human’s physical, mental and spiritual.

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Strawberries are no doubt most delicious fruit that we have on earth, at least for some people. To know the health benefits and nutritional information is also important.  Let us see what a cup of strawberries have to offer:

Calories 46

Protein: 0.96 grams

Fiber: 2.9 grams

Minerals in Strawberries:

There are abundant minerals present in strawberries. These are:

Calcium - 23 mg

Sodium - 1 mg

Potassium - 220 mg

Manganese - 0.556 mg

Copper - 0.069 mg

Iron - 0.59 mg

Magnesium - 19 mg

Selenium 0.6 mcg

Phosphorus - 35 mg

Zinc - 0.2 mg and others in minute amount.

Vitamins in Strawberries:

These small reddish fruits not only are tasty adorable and healthy but they are also overloaded with vitamins. These include:

Vitamin C - 84.7 mg

Vitamin A - 17 IU

Vitamin B6 - 0.068 mg

Niacin - 0.556 mg

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) - 0.035 mg

Pantothenic Acid - 0.18 mg

Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) - 0.032 mg

Vitamin K - 3.2 mcg Vitamin E - 0.42 mg

Folate - 35 mcg

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Health benefits of strawberries are:

  • They are good for eyes as well because a recent research study reveals that if you eat two to three strawberries a day this will lessen your chances of having macular degeneration.
  • Strawberries are rich in antioxidants which are good for the body.
  • Strawberries contain phenols which are popular for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Other than that, strawberries also have anti-cancer properties. They are rich in such chemical substances that protect the cells from damage.
  • Talking about the beneficial minerals that strawberries contain, manganese acts as an anti-oxidant as well as anti-inflammatory agent. It is also good for healthy bones and manganese together with Vitamin K and potassium strengthens the bones.
  • Because of the fiber content present in strawberries, they are good for our digestive system and also good for those who are aiming to lose some pounds. This is because of the special property of fibers to stay inside the stomach and move slowly.
  • Strawberries are packed with vitamin C with strengthens your immune system and reduces the blood pressure as well. It also has many vital functions within the body.

 

 

 

Routinely used as a building material and especially popular in the 1950s and 1960s, asbestos has since been proved a hazardous substance that can have devastating effects if not handled or disposed of with caution.

asbestosOften present in pipe and boiler insulation, ceiling tiles and coated surfaces, this fibrous mineral is still found in many buildings and can cause serious or even fatal lung injuries if sufficient quantities are inhaled.

Thankfully, awareness of the dangers has improved in recent years and by knowing how to stay safe it's possible to work with asbestos without incurring any adverse effects.

Working with Asbestos

The presence of asbestos is not a danger alone, as the material only becomes a problem when it breaks apart. Those working in proximity to asbestos need to be aware of the dangers of breathing in microscopic particles of asbestos dust. In England and Wales, specially trained and qualified workers must adhere to strict guidelines when handling this dangerous material.

Do Not Disturb

Used frequently until the 1990s when it was banned, asbestos is still frequently found in homes, commercial buildings and caring institutions. It is important not to disturb the material unless absolutely necessary. Risk of ill health can be reduced by hiring specialists to check the condition and type of asbestos that may be present in a building. Sometimes removal is not the best option.

Staying Safe

Nobody should attempt to disturb or dispose of asbestos unless properly trained to do so. If found in contact with it, appropriate safety wear should be used, including protective masks and goggles to reduce any chance of inhalation or ingestion (peritoneal mesothelioma occurs in the abdomen, whereas pleural mesothelioma affects the lungs).

It's important to make sure nobody else stumbles across the waste product and it should never be removed using a vacuum cleaner or placed in a standard dustbin or skip. Special services are available to remove the product safely and effectively without it harming anyone in transit.

Worst Case Scenario

In the event of prolonged exposure to asbestos, there is a possibility of developing cancer and in this situation claiming mesothelioma compensation would be a possibility. Mesothelioma is a rare, specific type of cancer caused by asbestos poisoning, usually occurring long after people have been regularly exposed to the material in the workplace.

With so much asbestos still remaining in buildings up and down the country, it's essential that everyone knows how to identify it. Employers have a legal duty to protect their workers, especially builders and tradespeople who may encounter the material as a matter of course. Everyone else can stay aware and avoid exposure to asbestos should they come across it, instead calling for support from licensed professionals and those with specialist knowledge and experience.

By knowing where asbestos lies or is likely to lie within a building and by taking adequate precautions, there is no reason why anyone need suffer any ill effects.

Lewis Jones-Brown is a writer specialising in health and safety in the workplace and related subjects. Lewis understands that claiming mesothelioma compensation can be a difficult experience for many people, but believes that the opportunity to obtain justice should never be overlooked.

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Your heart is the reason why you’re still alive. Thanking God that it is still pumping is not enough. You have got to take care of it. What you eat should be healthy for your heart. But do you know WHAT is healthy for your heart? The list is huge but following foods also count as healthy food choice to prevent a great many heart diseases:

  • Oatmeal: Eating unprocessed oatmeal lowers down blood cholesterol. Cholesterol is the main culprit of most of the life threatening cardiovascular diseases.
  • Raisins: Enriched with potassium, raisins can help you control hypertension which is not good for your health.
  • Salmon:  Enriched with selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, baked or grilled salmon improves the heart’s  metabolic activity and protects the heart from oxidative damage.
  • Dark Chocolate: Chocolate good for heart? Cool. Choose chocolate containing 70% cocoa because it is said to be relieve hypertension.
  • Liver: Enriched with good fats, liver is good food for your heart.
  • Cauliflower: Not a delight, but cauliflower is packed with antioxidants and is also rich in fiber content. It contains allicin, which proves to lower cholesterol and also reduce the chances of having a MI.
  • Blueberries: Enriched with powerful antioxidants called resveratrol and flavonoids blueberries protect the heart.
  • Green tea: Green tea not only is good for heart health but it has a lot more health benefits to offer. It reduces high BP and the ingredients present in it such as catechin and flavnoids offer anti-oxidant benefits.

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Out of the many plants that we eat, ginger is a frequently used plant which is consumed in variable ways. It is found deep inside the soil because it is a root. Ginger is being consumed regularly by millions of people around the globe be it as an ingredient of food or as a medicine or spice. In this article, we shall see the many health benefits that ginger has in stored for us. Although all of its benefits cannot be mentioned in the article, but let me tell you that it is a highly effective ingredient to boost out health status especially our digestive system.

  • Solves many GIT problems: Ginger is great for your digestive system. It not only improves appetite but also is helpful in treating many digestive problems indigestion, nausea etc.
  • Alleviates pain inside the ear: To relieve the pain in the ear, you need to mix ginger juice with salt, sesame seed and honey and warm it up a little. Pour it inside the affected ear and you shall the result.
  • Makes Influenza and cough better: The use of Ginger powder helps improve cough and influenza.
  • Makes nausea better: Nausea can be made better by drinking ginger juice and onion juice mixed together.
  • Solves throat issues: Ginger juice along with honey makes sore throat better.
  • Good for your brain: Ginger is also good for your memory and in many diseases concerning the brain.
  • Good ingredient in winters: Ginger proves to resist cold weather and helps the heat stay inside the body hence protecting you from the harshness of low temperatures.

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Coughing is a normal physiological response of the body to eliminate any substance that causes irritation to our respiratory tract. When an irritant enters the respiratory tract either from the nose or from the mouth, to expel it out, the lungs expire forcefully and the air exits under high pressure. Thus due to coughing, the airway is cleaned. A cough can be involuntary in response to a stimulus, or voluntary.

Coughing may be caused due to different pathologies and due to underline diseases. Coughing can be chronic or acute. When present for three weeks or less, coughing is said to be acute, and if more than that, it is said to be chronic.

Acute coughs are further categorized into infectious and non-infectious.

Acute cough caused due to the following causes:

  • Acute bronchitis
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Pneumonia etc

Chronic cough may be due to reasons for example:

  • Chronic bronchitis.
  • Asthma
  • TB
  • Emphysema etc.

There can allergic reactions caused by different irritants present in the environment. These can be pollens, dust, cigarette smoke, pollutants etc. These can also be the reasons of coughing. Some causes of chronic coughing which are rare include different pathologies in the lungs, in the passage way or other organs such as carcinoma lung, sarcoidosis, CHF due to edema in pleura, infections of the throat, ear infection etc. it might also be due to side effect of some other drug such as of ACE inhibitors etc.

Consult a doctor to rule out the cause of the severe cough be it acute or chronic.

Stress is an excitatory response of the body due to any environmental fight or flight stimulus. When we are stressed, the sympathetic system of the body takes over our body resulting in:

  • Elevated heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased breathing
  • Increased metabolism of the body
  • Weaker immune response
  • Person become more prone to depression and anxiety

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How the body responds to prolonged stress:

Many situations in life make us physically or mentally stressed. It might also be that the internal environment of the body is stressed due to any pathology. In any sort of tension, the body has its way to cope up with it. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is released from the adrenal cortex to make certain changes in the body in order to regain the homeostasis. The cortisol readjusts the metabolism to make sure that energy is supplied to the parts that need it most. Prolonged stress does not have a very pleasant effect on the body. It affects the memory, growth in children, healing and repair of wound and the basal metabolic rate.

Symptoms of stress:

Stress can be represented by symptoms that can be emotional, physical, mental and behavioral. Some of the symptoms include low mood, short temper, blueness, constantly worrying, anxiety, headaches, indigestion, irregularity in menses, constipation or diarrhea, insomnia or somnolence etc.

Find if you are stressed right now!

The picture shows names of colors but the color of the ink doesn’t match the name of that color. You need to read the color of the ink and not the name of the color. Count the number of mistakes you do on your fingers.

Stroop-Effect

This test will tell you if you are stressed or stress-free and will evaluate your psychological capability. It is known as the Stroop test.