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Healing your cough Apart from taking cough medication from the pharmacy or you are on a dosage of antibiotics prescribed by the doctor, how else do you take care of that cough?  Hot Chicken soup Chicken soup is a traditional remedy for cold and coughs. Include onions, sweet potato, carrots, celery and parsley in it. Researchers at the University of Nebraska found that it acts as an anti-inflammatory, and speeds up the discharge of mucus to ease the symptoms of coughs and colds.  Menthol/essential oils Essential oils containing menthol and eucalyptus:  Menthol works as a mild anaesthetic and is used to relieve sore throats. Menthol gives a cool sensation to the mouth and throat giving it relief from nasal congestion. It also relieves the symptoms of sore throats and coughs by a local anaesthetic action. It may also help to inhibit infection of the airway. Duck liver Oscillococcinum is a medicine made from the heart and liver of the duck effective in treating flu symptoms and cough. 
Chocol…
"Please teacher, may i go out?" (INCONTINENCE)



Do you find that you experience the urgency to urinate very frequently, even when the urine that you release is just a trickle or sometimes none at all? These urinary symptoms include frequency, urgency, and burning. This is Incontinence. For women, incontinence is a common side effect of childbirth. In men, most often it is a side effect of treatment for prostate problems. Visit the doctor to be examined. If you have determined that it is not a case of UTI (urinary tract infection), then it is time not to take bladder control for granted.  These are steps you can take to lower the chances of incontinence:

Watch your weight kilos. Just losing that excess weight can do wonders for women especially. Extra abdominal fat weakens the pelvic floor muscles and lead to stress incontinence (leaking when coughing, laughing, sneezing, etc.).                                            Smoking is a No-No. Smoking doubles the likelihood that a …
EAT MORE TO WEIGH LESS, FOR SPEEDY RECOVERY & BODY PERFORMANCE



We need to eat MORE in order

-  to weigh less (healthy body weight); -  to improve our body systems for speedy recovery  of  medical conditions and injuries and -  overall good health and improved body performance

Not eating enough or calorie restriction results in not getting enough nutrients . Hence, your body breaks down with sickness and slow recovery.  No-fat diets can actually malnourish us, stressing out our bodies. 
Women: 1500 - 1800 calories per day Men: 1800 - 2400 calories per day
The above are based on your activity level. The more active you are,  you can eat up to 1800 calories for women for instance. If you are sedentary, keep to 1500 calories per day. 
How active are you?  Exercise recommendations for health: American College of Sports Medicine recommends 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise per week for healthy individuals. For weight management and if you have medical conditions, you need to cloc…
 3 foods that can help you fight joint pain.
Foods can nurture the body and cure your pain. 

Ginger (Halia)

Ginger fights joint inflammation. In a study published in the journal Arthritis comparing ginger extract to betamethasone and ibuprofen, drugs most often used for the treatment of osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, ginger extract was found to be more powerful than ibuprofen and betamethasone in reducing cytokine production, which are immune-regulating compounds that can cause inflammation in the body, and are subsequently linked to  pain.






























Foods rich in omega-3:  Salmon, sardines, mackerel, trout  Canola OilChia SeedsFlaxseedsSoybeans (Roasted) Walnuts Omega-3s  work to decrease inflammation by suppressing the production of enzymes that erode joint cartilage. They also help regulate the prostaglandins, which play a role in inflammation and thus pain.




Turmeric (Kunyit)  is a pain reliever because of its ingredient curcumin, which is the pigment that gives turmeric its distinct yellow-orang…
FOOD COMBOS FOR GOOD HEALTH
Certain nutrients can enhance or decrease the bioavailability of other nutrients. Wise food combinations can help people with nutritional deficiencies or who are vegetarians. 
BAD COMBO for Calcium: Spinach and Dairy Products

Creamed spinach? No.  Spinach contains oxalates which  combines with calcium and prevent it from being absorbed. Calcium is important for bone growth and remodelling. If you are a vegetarian, menopausal woman or in your growing years, you need adequate calcium. To ensure that your bodu absorbs calcium well,  avoid mixing dairy with oxalate-dense foods like spinach, beets, collards, leeks and parsley.


GOOD COMBO for Weight and Blood Sugar Control: Nuts and Oatmeal

If you are managing your weight or blood sugar, it is good to  combine starchy whole grains with foods rich in fiber, protein or fat.  Particularly, if you have diabetes or pre-diabetes, and have frequent bouts of  hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, then how you combine your carbohy…
Are you eating your mood?
Are you eating uncontrollably because you are depressed? Or are you depressed because you are eating too much?
The truth is that it is LINKED and it causes a downward unhappy spiral cycle.Binge eating IS depressive eating. 
It contributes to unhealthy weight gain and medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, gout if this is not rectified on the long run. 
What NOT to eat when you are experiencing depressive eating?
Sugar laden foods such as sugary icing donuts, cream laden cakes, Asian sweets and desserts, ice blended fraps overladen with caramel  These foods will trick you. Your brain yearns for serotonin, a calming chemical when you eat these comfort desserts. But blood glucose levels gets elevated and the levels of a protein that encourages the growth of neurons and synapses drops. This will make your brain work at a suboptimal level which will put you at greater  risk of depression, diabetes and dementia.





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