Chronic Disease (NCD) Awareness Day

Chronic Disease (NCD) Awareness Day

How many people do you know suffering from cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol level, kidney, liver or lung disease? WHO 2018:  Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, are collectively responsible for almost 70% of all premature deaths worldwide. The rise of NCDs has been driven by … Continue reading »

What Alcohol Does to Your Body

What Alcohol Does to Your Body

Thirty seconds after your first sip, alcohol races into your brain. This time frame might differ depending on what and how much you did eat before drinking alcohol and how much fatty acids flow in your blood as such. The alcohol slows down the chemicals and pathways that your brain cells use to send messages, … Continue reading »

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Treatment

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Treatment

Because of its association with death from aneurysms, myocardial infarction, heart and renal failure and stroke, hypertension is the number one risk factor for death world wide. A recent analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the number of people world wide with systolic blood pressures greater than 110 increased … Continue reading »

What is Ashwagandha?

What is Ashwagandha?

Ashwagandha, one of the most powerful herbs in Ayurvedic healing, has been used since ancient times for a wide variety of conditions, and is most well-known for its restorative benefits. In Sanskrit Ashwagandha means “the smell of a horse,” indicating that the herb imparts the vigor and strength of a stallion, and has traditionally been … Continue reading »

What Is Fenugreek?

What Is Fenugreek?

Fenugreek is an annual herb with light green leaves and small white flowers. It’s of the pea family (Fabaceae) and also known as Greek hay (Trigonella foenum-graecum). The fenugreek plant stands erect at two to three feet tall, and the seed pods contain 10–20 small, flat, yellow-brown, pungent and aromatic seeds. Fenugreek seeds have a … Continue reading »

Manage Acne with Food & Lifestyle Choices

Manage Acne with Food & Lifestyle Choices

  The familiar red and white pimples of acne are caused by pores that are blocked and often infected. Although acne is most common in adolescents (more than 80 percent of those between ages twelve and twenty-one are afflicted), it now appears with increasing frequency in adults. As most people are aware, hormones play a … Continue reading »

Do Multivitamins protect your Health even with a lousy Diet?

Do Multivitamins protect your Health even with a lousy Diet?

  Do you swallow a daily multivitamin, hoping to make up for a less-than-ideal diet? Sorry, but this strategy won’t stave off disease, according to a study in the June 21, 2017, JAMA Cardiology. Previous research has also failed to find convincing evidence that a daily multivitamin lowers the risk of heart disease or cancer. … Continue reading »

Understanding Obesity

Understanding Obesity

We start off by defining what obesity is. It’s defined clinically as an accumulation of body fat. Accumulation of fat to the level where it starts to endanger health. This is obviously a serious health problem, also a serious social and economic problem as well. But to understand how common obesity is, and to understand … Continue reading »