How To Treat Bunions
March 29, 2013 – 12:00 am | No Comment
A bunion is a deformity that is mainly made up of a lateral deviation of the great toe which enlarges due to a tissue or a bone. It is a serious foot problem. These are formed within the foot and not on the surface of the foot. An arthritic condition and  a result of bone degeneration it is found as  a lump on the outside portion of the big toe. Bunions are seen near the joint of the toe and sometimes  [...]

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Foods To Bolster Vigour And Mood – Part II
August 12, 2009 – 11:15 am | One Comment
Foods To Bolster Vigour And Mood – Part II
Many foods are loaded with mood and energy bolstering nutrients that can put one in a sunnier frame of mind and body. A latest study at the Penn State University has shown that popping in a few pistachio nuts aids in combating stress by reducing cholesterol that helps to improve heart health. Savouring a hot, spicy meal is just the way to beat the blues away. Piquant foods trigger the release of endorphins, the innate chemicals that elicit feelings of elation and a sense of well-being. Chug in some honey to get an instantaneous boot up for the long haul. The anti-oxidant and bacterial fighting properties of honey will boost immunity. The best option being the darker variety of honey that is more power packed than their lighter coloured range. Potassium is crucial in balancing electrolytes to assist in activities of the nerves in the brain that help maintain a sunnier frame of mind. Bananas and sweet potatoes are the best sources for it. Ginkgo Biloba has been known to enhance  [...]


Foods To Bolster Vigour And Mood – Part I
August 11, 2009 – 10:10 pm | No Comment
Foods To Bolster Vigour And Mood – Part I
A fascinating leeway has been achieved wherein many studies have revealed an interesting connection between the foods we consume and the way we feel. An indication that is been widely researched is that by simple alterations to one’s diet chart can boost one’s metabolism, mental disposition and eventually influence energy levels and mood swings. The idyllic foods are among those which regulate blood glucose levels and elicit the production of serotonin in the brain that has an immediate feel good effect. So, the adage ‘An apple a day helps keep the despondency at bay’ may just as well hold significant bearing in our daily lives. Though carbohydrates may possibly spell doom to most diets, they are the chosen energy resource for the body and are crucial in elevating energy levels. A wholesome option would be to include whole wheat or multigrain bread, puffed brown rice in one’s daily consumption that steadily raise levels of glucose and energy. The rich magnesium content in  [...]


Star-Vouched Diets That Work
August 11, 2009 – 10:30 am | No Comment
Star-Vouched Diets That Work
Fancy diets are always fleeting into oblivion. One is always at awe at how the glam divas manage to maintain their appeal and stay in shape. Well, no sweat, here’s the low down of prudent tips that the stars followed to look appealing. The svelte Sophia Lauren recommends gorging on more pasta for a healthy body. She admits to people always complementing her on her tiny waist and shapely hips, wondering that consuming that much pasta how could she manage to be so slim. Well, researchers have substantiated the fact that pasta is good for health, something which erudite Italian oldies have known and followed for ages. The tumble-down diet has been staunchly advocated by Angelina Jolie who believes in having an enormous breakfast followed by a small lunch and dinner being light. She also follows the practice of having about two litres of chilled water subsequent to meals that aids in accelerating the metabolism. Actress Reese Witherspoon has admitted to snacking on toddler food while  [...]


Judicious Ways To Staying Recharged – Part III
August 10, 2009 – 10:00 pm | No Comment
Judicious Ways To Staying Recharged – Part III
During moments of heightened stress, one is more likely to breathe in quick hasty spurts thus leading to decreased oxygenation to the lungs, brain and other body organs, ultimately causing one to feel totally drained out. The objective is to make a conscious effort to follow deep breathing that involves the abdominal area completely expanding and reducing while doing it. When under crosshairs, one must attempt to paint a pretty mental image of what one finds most endearing and practise deep breathing during such times. De-muddle your life by engaging in good old operation cleanup. Clearing up the mess around you will make you feel empowered, in charge of your life and have a therapeutic effect on the body and mind. Practising philanthropy is bound to have a healing effect on one’s soul, mind and body. Taking up social service causes will go a long way in finding many answers in life, adding depth and meaning to life and augment levels of contentment and physical health. Religiously  [...]


Judicious Ways To Staying Recharged – Part II
August 10, 2009 – 10:30 am | No Comment
Judicious Ways To Staying Recharged – Part II
Ideally guzzling a restrained quantity of caffeine up to three hundred milligrams that comes up to two to three coffee servings will keep one zippy and heighten alertness during the subsequent hours. Contrarily, overconsumption or having caffeine in the noon or prior to dusk will bear heavy on the sleep cycle for the following night, making one feel heavy headed the next morning. Individuals that are hyper-sensitive to caffeine may instead favourably opt for the decaffeinated variety during the noon time. Everyone is accustomed to physical fatigue, but stress that affects the mind is capable of exerting a greater strain on a person. Life courses its way through the most unlikely of twists and turns and the astute way to handle negative emotion is to respond rationally that will go a long way in springing back to verve. Splatter some water on the face or take a soak if feeling the pits. Water therapy has been shown to effectively boost energy levels. In fact, a dash of water fillip  [...]


Judicious Ways To Staying Recharged – Part I
August 9, 2009 – 9:55 pm | No Comment
A majority section of people are constantly whining about being exhausted or worn-out, citing reasons of excessive matters to tend to, with critical time to spare. But, mostly the underlying energy soakers are our diet, sleep patterns and our emotional quotient. By just adopting few simplistic, refreshing alterations, one will definitely be more adept to copying with energy drainers in our lives. One might have noted that gorging on certain foods makes us more prone to go in for some nibbling or makes us drowsy after an hour. Even decreased intakes of fluids are known to make one scatty and less sharp. Diet patterns play a crucial task in our day-to-day functioning hence one needs to adhere to the below said practices to combat tiredness. Research has revealed that those who regularly ate breakfast felt energetic and exhibited enhanced levels of physical and mental health in comparison to those who missed out on their morning mealtime. Filling up on a bowlful of muesli at breakfast  [...]


Girlie’s night outs- A major Diet Buster
August 9, 2009 – 6:04 am | No Comment
Hail ho to Women power with girlie bonding being the ultimate stress reliever where one can just chill out and have an enjoyable time. But here’s a bummer, a latest study has revealed that women brigade getting together over meals can actually take a toll on the waistline. Women that ate in the company of other women had a noted tendency to devour more calories. It especially stands factual in the case of the cavorting ladies night out amongst singleton and married women, wherein the presence of a big group of same sex buddies may influence one to chomp down more calories with the food choices they opted for. However, those women that consumed meals in smaller same sex batches or with a male companion were found to eat rather less quantities. In the case of men conversely, neither the friends circle’s gender nor number appeared to make any marked difference to their eating habit. The detailed study was carried out on close to five hundred college goers who ate at cafeterias  [...]


Borage Seed Oil- The Magic Bullet
August 8, 2009 – 10:15 am | One Comment
Borage Seed Oil- The Magic Bullet
Borago officinalis or Borage seed oil obtained from borage seeds is faint yellow in colour. It is a popular carrier oil that is rich in omega 6 gamma-linoleic acid or GLA in comparison to any plant source, known for its ability to delay the skin’s ageing process. The high Linoleic acid content aids in maintaining the cell membrane’s structural integrity. It is helpful in renewal of the skin and appropriate for varying skin types, used in 10% strength along with other oils. A good practice would be to inculcate the regular use of Borage oil in facial mixes for those with mature or damaged skin wherein it assists in cell proliferation. Borage seed oil additionally contains essential vitamins, minerals widely used in well-known cosmetic products to nurture and hydrate the skin. The essential fatty acids found in borage seed oil work splendidly with L-methione that aid in healthy nails. It also assists in providing relief from several inflammation problems that crop up around the  [...]