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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Simple Tips for pursuing a Mediterranean Diet
February 15, 2010 – 4:04 am | One Comment
Simple Tips for pursuing a Mediterranean Diet
In case diagnosis has revealed type 2 diabetes, then often the recommendation would be losing weight. Several research have identified that the ideal means of doing it is by eating the Mediterranean way. During the study, over two hundred over-weight diabetic individuals adhered to optionally a typical, less-fat regime (following parameters outlined by the American Heart Association) or a higher fat, Mediterranean styled dietetic intake high in olive oil, veggies, wholegrain, dairy produce and fish. Subsequent to 4 years, there were analogous levels of weight reduction noted in both sets – however solely forty-four percent of those people that followed the Mediterranean diet required diabetes-regulating medicines in comparison to seventy percent of group that followed a less-fat diet. According to researchers the gains derived due to a Mediterranean diet is due to it being high in healthful foods and partially due to it not relying on fat-diminished foods rich in refined carbohydrates. Curtailing  [...]


Two Amazing Heart Healthy Foods
January 14, 2010 – 11:35 pm | No Comment
Two Amazing Heart Healthy Foods
Heart Specialists suggest that all those at risk or having CAD (coronary artery disease) must have nearly a gram of fish oil as part of their daily consumption. This is equivalent to an analogous quantity derived from 3 ounces wild salmon; however fishes via farming techniques are believed to have lesser heart-friendly fats as compared to wild fishes. Five hundred milligrams daily is the aimed quantity to stay heart-healthy. Studies have revealed that omega-3 fatty acids present in fishes, fish oil and a number of plant-derived foods could lower the chances of heart ailments. Consuming no less than a single fish meal weekly was linked with a fifty-two percent lowering in the likelihood of developing abrupt cardiac fatality. Dieticians suggest consuming the food-derived version of fish rather than fish oil due to high protein and nutrient content present in fish. Those people with high cholesterol levels that took EPA (a type of omega-3) every day had a reduction in non-lethal heart  [...]


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  [...]


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  [...]


Five Crucial Diet Pointers To Stay Healthy And Sound
August 6, 2009 – 10:30 am | No Comment
Five Crucial Diet Pointers To Stay Healthy And Sound
One is essentially what one eats. So, watching out one’s diet is crucial as opting for the right foods can not only provide instant succour but go a long way in maintaining a healthy body. One is perennially faced with several nerve-wrecking situations, and gorging down on what one might consider as comfort food can in fact worsen the situation. If feeling on nerve’s edge, jittery or excited, a good option would be to go in for a serving of barley based porridge, lentils, white beans, rye, wheat and green leafy salads. Green salads help generate vigour, vitality and give a sense of lightness and ease. Whole grain foods enrich our bodies with concentrated energy and aid as natural soothers. Sugar majorly causes surge in insulin levels causing a temporary sense of high that is transitory and hence best avoided. Those undertaking long journeys and with tendencies of motion sickness should go in for foods that have an alkalising effect on the body. An upset stomach is the lead cause  [...]


The Wondrous DASH Diet Guidelines
July 29, 2009 – 6:52 pm | One Comment
The Wondrous DASH Diet Guidelines
The ellipsis DASH Diet is a potent diet strategy with limitless health benefits. The expanded version known as the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension has been long endorsed for curbing damaging high levels of blood pressure which also helps sustain good heart health. But, the dietary methodology employed by the DASH diet aids in even reducing cholesterol levels. The diet was created by the National Institutes of Health, outlines the increased consumption of lower fat dairy produce, fruits and vegetable within dietary restriction of the amount of calories consumed in a day. Blood Pressure levels reduced twice when milk products were combined along with the routine fruit and vegetable combo diet, which is the characteristic of the DASH diet. Though lower-fat milk produce does prevail in the DASH diet, about 1oz a day of high fat cheese is also included in the daily milk produce intake of three servings a day. The basic outline of the diet includes 4-5 serves of fruit and vegetables  [...]