Friday, November 28, 2008

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are one of the most painful afflictions of the urinary system.

Main causes of kidney stones is a low liquid intake, and sufficient daily water consumption may lower the risk of kidney stones.

High levels of sodium and protein, specifically animal protein, and curiously enough cranberry concentrate tablets may increase the risk of kidney stones due to the oxalate content, a common component of kidney stones.

Evening Primrose Oil :-

Evening primrose oil is often associated with calming eczema and other skin irritations, and for helping women suffering from period pains and menopausal symptoms. It is also helpful to kidney stone sufferers, since it reduces the amount of calcium present in urine.

Aloe :-

Aloe gel (from the Aloe Vera plant) is very high in both citrate and tartrate, which means it is highly recommended at preventing kidney stone formation.

Potassium Citrate :-

The effects of potassium citrate on kidney stones and discovered that taken over a period of time, it can significantly reduce their formation.

Pumpkin Seeds :-

Pumpkin seeds are a great natural source of carbohydrates, amino acids and unsaturated fatty acids. They also contain Vitamin C, D, E, and K, plus nearly all of the B vitamins.

It is due to their phosphorus content however that they are highly recommended to people with bladder problems, and therefore those suffering from kidney stones.

Vitamin B6 :-

Taken in relatively small quantities, Vitamin B6 has great therapeutic value for kidney stone sufferers. For women in particular, it can significantly reduce the risk of forming kidney stones.

Rose Hip :-

Rose hip is very high in Vitamin C, E and K and is commonly taken to help prevent infections, particularly the common cold and flu. Rose hips can also be used as a preventative to kidney stones.

Magnesium :-

Magnesium has an interesting effect on calcium oxalate crystals – otherwise known as kidney stones - in that it decreases both their growth and initial formation. This means magnesium is highly recommended as a preventative for those suffering from kidney stones and also to help reduce the risk of a re-occurrence.

Glycosaminoglycans :-

Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) have been demonstrated in tests to regulate the growth of crystals in the intestine.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thyroid Gland Function Problems Symptoms

Thyroid gland is a gland that makes and stores hormones that help regulate the heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and the rate at which food is converted into energy.

Thyroid hormones are essential for the function of every cell in the body.

They help regulate growth and the rate of chemical reactions (metabolism) in the body.
Thyroid hormones also help children grow and develop.

The thyroid uses iodine, a mineral found in some foods and in iodized salt, to make its hormones.
The two most important thyroid hormones are thyroxine(T4) and triiodothyronine(T3).

Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), which is produced by the pituitary gland, acts to stimulate hormone production by the thyroid gland.

Home Remedies for Thyroid Gland Problems:-

(1) Kelp Sea Weed is an excellent antioxidant and contains iodine to assist thyroid function.
(2) L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that helps increases plasma levels, helps with weight loss and is a crucial building block of thyroid hormone.
(3) Spirulina is very useful for maintaining the overall health.
(4) Vitamin B Complex: - It improves cellular oxygenation and energy, and helps with digestion, immune and thyroid function.
(5) Primrose Oil is an essential fatty that is important for proper thyroid function.
(6) Bladderwrack is high in iodine, which is beneficial for hypothyroidism.
(7) Irish Moss nourishes the thyroid and is useful for thyroid gland problem.
(8) Agnus Castus supports the pituitary gland and helps balance estrogen, which is known to interfere with normal thyroid function.
(9) Black Cohosh helps balance estrogen levels and may be useful in thyroid conditions.
(10) Siberian Ginseng helps the adrenal and thymus glands, which help support thyroid health.This is very effective home remedy for thyroid gland.
(11) Black walnut is rich in organic iodine and manganese that nourishes and strengthens thyroid function.
(12) Mullein covers and protects tissues and reduces swelling in glands.
(13) Calcium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, neodynium, terbium, thullium are minerals and trace elements necessary for the good functioning of important metabolic reactions in the thyroid.
(14) Take low calorie foods and it is important to cut down on cakes, biscuits, sweets and alcoholic drinks that are relatively high in calories, but low in nutrients.
Increase your physical activity.
Continue to be cheerful and enjoy your life.
Eat foods rich in vitamin A, such as yellow vegetables, eggs, carrots, and dark green vegetables for thyroid gland cure.
(15) Iodine rich foods that nourish the thyroid are: fish and sea vegetables such as: arame, kelp, dulse, hijike, nori, wakame, and kombu.Seaweeds are very nourishing to the glands.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Health Care Tips & Benefits-Honey

Honey is a most assailable carbohydrate compound, is a singularly acceptable, practical and most effective aliment to generate heat, create and replace energy, and furthermore, to form certain tissues.

Weight Loss:-

Drink it and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup water first thing in the morning (empty stomach). If taken regularly it reduces the weight of even the most obese person.

Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body, even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

It is nature’s energy booster, great immunity system builder, and natural remedy for some ailments.

A great natural source of carbohydrates which provide strength and energy to our bodies, honey is known for its effectiveness in instantly boosting the performance, endurance and reduce muscle fatigue of athletes.

Its natural fruit sugars play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise.

The glucose in honey is absorbed by the body quickly and gives an immediate energy boost, while the fructose is absorbed more slowly providing sustained energy.

It has also been found to keep levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar.

For Healthy Hair:-

For hair loss or baldness, patients may apply a paste made out of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

This should be applied before they take bath and keep it for approximately 15 minutes. After that they can wash it off with luke warm water.

For Curing Arthritis:-

A paste which should be made from one part honey and two parts of Luke warm water added with a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder.

Use of this paste, massaged on the itching part of the body and the pain should recede within fifteen minutes in most cases.

For Dental Care:-

A paste made of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey when applied on the aching tooth (may be done 3 times a day) reduces the pain within a matter of 15 minutes.


Take two tablespoons of it, three teaspoons of cinnamon powder and mix in 16 ounces of tea, when given to a cholesterol patient, reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. Pure honey is also sometimes used with food to check cholesterol.

Cure Cold:-

For those who are suffering from common or severe colds, they should take one tablespoon of Luke warm honey with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

Curing Infertility:-

Various ancient medical streams like Ayurveda and Yunani have been using honey for years in medicine to strengthen the semen of men. Two tablespoons of honey before they go to sleep is what is prescribed by many experienced practitioners. This combination will work wonders for women as well. In China, Japan and other Asian countries, if the women who do not conceive, and or if their uterus is week, then they have been prescribed cinnamon powder. Women who cannot conceive may take a pinch of cinnamon powder in half a teaspoon of honey, and apply it on the gums frequently throughout the day, so that it slowly mixes with the saliva and enters the body.

Immune System:-

The daily intake of it and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts and its use strengthens the white blood corpuscles.

Stomach Upset:-

It taken with cinnamon powder also helps in curing stomach ache. For people who are suffering from gas problems, honey should be taken with cinnamon powder in equal quantities, relieves gas and pain in the stomach.


Ancient cultures used Tea made with it and cinnamon powder for longevity. 4 spoons of honey, 1 spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water are boiled to make this tea. The prescribed amount is to drink 1/4 cup, 3 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and slows down old age.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Health Care Tips & Benefits of Green Tea

Green Tea :-

Most all people are know the taste of green tea but with this taste we can get also many profits from this health topics.

There are three main types of tea: green tea, oolong tea, and black tea.

Unlike green tea, oolong tea is partially fermented, and black tea is fully fermented. The Chinese were the first people to realize the properties and benefits of green tea. The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant: besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. It helps to lower LDL cholesterol, which is responsible for the formation of blood clots and thus reduces the risks of stroke and heart attacks.

Green tea also helps to burn those extra calories and when combined with caffeine augments the calorie burning.

It increases the energy that is expended, helps to oxidize fats.

Diabetes, which is even more common than high blood pressure, can actually be kept under control by consuming green tea.

Starch in any form is converted into sugar and this is done with the help of an enzyme called amylase. The polyphenols present in green tea extract reduces the amount of amylase produced and hence the levels of sugar in the blood also decrease.

It acts as an antibacterial and antiviral agent and in some cases has known to help in influenza and diarrhea.

It relieves stress, improves bone structure and delays the onset of osteoporosis. The contribution of the components of green tea is varied.

The catechins, which form the main component of green tea, is known to prevent halitosis.

The Vitamin B component helps in carbohydrate metabolism, Vitamin C reduces stress, the amino butyric acid lowers blood pressure, the flavonoids strengthen blood vessel walls, polysaccharides help to combat elevated levels of blood sugar, and the Vitamin E component helps to combat aging.

Green tea may help reduce inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

Green tea appears to protect the liver from the damaging effects of toxic substances such as alcohol.

People suffering from Parkinson’s disease have been helped by green tea.

There are so many diseases like,

(1) cancer
(2) rheumatoid arthritis
(3) high cholesterol level
(4) cariovascular disease
(5) infection
(6) impaired immune function.

For that, green tea also helpful in some part to amount.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Health Care Benefits - Yoga & Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient philosophy that came from India that promotes personal health, grown and wellness and is also based on a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit.

Yoga is an art that combines the body, the mind and the spirit.

Yoga in these days is becoming popular and is practiced by people mainly for its health benefits.

Most of the young folks are practicing yoga to learn the ways to get relax from their everyday stress and depressions.

It aims for the great union of the body, mind, and spirit through a system of postures, breathing exercises, meditation.

Regular Yoga practice will provide a sense of peace and healthy.

Main Purpose of Yoga is to help yourself and other people to achieve your highest potential and to experience a healthy and happy life.

The most important benefit of yoga is physical and mental therapy.

It also helps to increase the muscle and tendon suppleness, as a result decreasing your risk of injuries.

It can also helps to combat against certain illnesses, and there are some reliable researches proving that it aids in controlling certain illnesses such as headaches, arthritis, stress, anxiety, blood pressure, asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue, epilepsy, diabetes.

There are so many various type of Yoga which have their own different health benefits.

Here I am trying to share with you some brief details about some important types of Yoga and their Health Benefits for us.

Different Health Benefits from different types of Yoga :-

Hatha Yoga, Bhakthi Yoga, Raja Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Astanga Yoga, Power Yoga, Hot Yoga

(1) With the help of regular Yoga,we can increased our breathing capacity.

(2) Secondly,with the help this holistic health-Yoga,we can increase flexibility in our daily routing life activities like sitting on a chair for long time, long drive in car etc.

(3) Yoga is a great way to tighten and add life back into pathetic muscles. By moving through the poses the muscles are being tested constantly, all dimensions of the fibers are challenged and tightened, refueling them with youth and life. In short we can toning our muscles.

(4) And there are also so many types health benefits as I want to just describe here very briefly like Weight normalizes, Energy increases, Sleep improves, Endurance increases, Alignment and posture improves, Steadiness and balance improves, Social adjustments improves, Attention improves, Self-acceptance improves, Well being improves.

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