Saturday, 21 July 2018

Fat, not carbs, is directly linked to weight gain


  • The research looked at mice on 30 different types of diets. The result of the research found that the mice on a high-fat, low-carb diet gained the most weight, while mice on a low-carb diet actually gained no weight at all.
  • The findings suggest that trendy high-fat, low-carb diets might not be effective at helping you lose weight — but is that actually true?If you're trying to lose weight, you've probably jumped on the low-carb diet bandwagon at one point or another. Many weight loss gurus have claimed that cutting down carbs and increasing your fat intake can help you lose weight. This has contributed to the increasing popularity of diets like the keto diet, which suggests that if you stick to a high-fat, low-carb diet, your body will go into ketosis, thus prompting you to shed more pounds. But a new study suggests this might not be the case.
The study which was published this month in Cell Metabolism, from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences found that mice who ate high-fat diets gained more weight over a three-month period than mice who ate high-carbohydrate diets. Surprisingly, the mice on high-carbohydrate diets did not gain weight at all.
Conclusion
 According to the researchers, eating fat is the only thing that made mice gain weight.

Friday, 20 July 2018

5 high calorie foods that can make you lose weight

 

man drinking milk from carton
Full-fat milk isn't as bad for you as people once thought.
For much of the 20th century, low-calorie and low-fat diets were touted as the best method for weight loss.
But in reality, counting calories isn't always the best way to lose weight. According to the Independent, many foods marketed as low-calorie can be unsatisfying, making it difficult to maintain a strict low-calorie lifestyle. Not to mention, many foods marketed as low-calorie options are devoid of nutrition and unhealthy in the long run.
Foods with more calories aren't necessarily unhealthy — some of them are so high in calories because they contain nutrients. They're also often more filling, so adding some high-calorie health foods into your diet might keep you from snacking.
The following foods are relatively high in calories, and may have even been shunned by weight loss advocates in the past — but they could actually aid weight loss.
Keep in mind, though, that not all high-calorie foods are created equal. The foods on this list are rarely overeaten for a reason: they're largely unprocessed and incredibly filling. The same can't be said for a high-calorie donut or cheeseburger so you should still enjoy those sparingly.
 

Egg yolks don't deserve their bad reputation.

Don't disregard the yolks.
Conventional wisdom held that because egg yolks contained much of the fat and cholesterol content of the egg, they were the enemy of dieters everywhere.
Today, we've realized that while the yolk, according to the USDA, is the most caloric part of the egg (it has 55 calories compared to the white's 17), that's because it's the part of the egg that holds all the nutrition.
Egg yolks contain vitamin B12, phosphorus, iron, folate, and lutein. Some of these vitamins and minerals are hard to find in other foods, making the egg yolk a staple of a healthy diet.
For weight loss purposes, the egg is handy because of its high fat and protein counts. These compounds make eggs more filling than many other foods with similar amounts of fat and protein. Plus, according to the USDA, one egg has only 0.56 grams of sugar, meaning eggs are unlikely to spike your insulin and cause you to become hungry later on.
And before you insist that eggs belong on a bad-food list because of their fat and cholesterol content, here's some good news: Dr. Joseph Mercolatold HuffPost that cholesterol and fat have been unfairly demonized for years. The truth about dietary cholesterol's effect on cholesterol in the blood is much more complicated than previously believed.

Avocados are a healthy, filling snack.

The fruit can be used to make any meal filling.
It's hard to believe that millennials' favorite brunch staple was once placed on the "avoid" lists of so many diets. According to the USDA, avocados are quite highly caloric and high-fat for a plant-based food, which turned many nutritionists off. But their low-sugar, high-fat and high-protein breakdown makes them a great diet food.
According to Women's Health Magazine, avocados have high levels of potassium, which may help reduce bloating. Their high-fat content makes them super filling. Plus, their monounsaturated fat content makes them a vital tool in combating heart disease and bad cholesterol, according toMayo Clinic.
 

Oils and butter are filling and satisfying, in moderation.

Just be sure to eat it in moderation.
Oils and butter have been demonized for decades, and some of their detractors might have a point: foods that are fried in oil could increase risks of diabetes, heart disease, weight gain, and more, according to research done by Harvard University.
There are few studies on oil's direct connection to weight loss, but anecdotal evidence proves that many people are finding success by adding butter and oil to their meals, most notoriously to their coffee. But a small amount of grass-fed butter or unheated oil can add fat to your meal can make your meal much more satisfying.
One study shows that if you're going to add a butter or oil to your diet, your best bet might be medium-chain triglyceride oil. MCT oil was found to be more satisfying than coconut oil or vegetable oil, and study respondents reported feeling full for three hours longer after consuming MCT oil.

Eat full-fat dairy to lose weight.

If you're going to eat dairy, eat it full-fat.
Dairy might not be for everyone. Some scientists say it might not even be necessary for a balanced diet, while others have found that a diet rich in cheeses can help you lose weight, as reported by The Telegraph. You might not be down with dairy, but if you are going to eat it and hope to lose weight, you should probably make it full-fat.
While skim milk used to be the preferred dairy product of dieters, it's now been found that consumption of full-fat dairy is actually linked to a lower rate of obesity, according to NPR. Low-fat milk has been linked not only to weight stagnation butweight gain. If that's not a good reason to swap your sad zero-fat string cheese for some sharp, full-fat cheddar, I don't know what is.
 

Nuts will fill you up quickly.

Perhaps it's the crunch that keeps you from eating too much.
Nuts are another wholesome, naturally occurring food that was considered fattening for years. They pack an insane caloric punch in terms of mass, but they're super filling.
This isn't only due to their protein, fat, and fiber content, but could also be because of their texture. Nutrition scientist Richard Mattes speculated to the New York Times that they might be especially filling because of how crunchy they are. That satisfying crunch could send signals to your brain that you're full, he said.
As a bonus, they have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease.
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Thursday, 19 July 2018

What happens when obese women lose weight before conception?

What happens when obese women lose weight before conception?

 
In a bid to determine how weight loss prior to pregnancy affects maternal and fetal health a new Michigan Medicine clinical trial are now enrolling participants.
Pregnancy
 
It has already been established that a woman’s overall health before conception can impact her pregnancy and the health of her fetus.
“Half of all pregnant women in the United States are overweight or obese, increasing the mother’s risk of pregnancy complications, including gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, fetal anomalies, premature birth, C-section and fetal demise,” says Amy Rothberg, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of endocrinology at Michigan Medicine.
“The infants of these mothers also carry a lifetime risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.”
What Rothberg is now doing is leading a new clinical trial to investigate what happens when obese women lose weight before conception.
“Evidence proposes that the origins of obesity start at the earliest stages of human development: while still in the womb and during early infancy,” Rothberg says.
“A mother’s nutritional, metabolic and behavioral status, such as pre-pregnancy weight and diet before and during pregnancy, may permanently influence the metabolic, endocrine and immune function of the fetus well into adulthood.”

- letgoonline.com.ng
 

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Khloe Kardashian said she's lost 33 pounds since giving birth to her daughter True

Beautiful celebrity, Khloe Kardashian revealed on her app that she's lost 33 pounds since giving birth to her daughter True just three months ago. She said she was shocked to learn that she had lost that much weight that quickly.
The 34 years old reality TV star, credits her weight loss to breastfeeding, an active lifestyle, and a low-carb diet.


According to Khloe :
“After I had True, I didn’t put any pressure on myself to lose the baby weight. I just wanted to get back to my regular routine from before I got pregnant, which was working out five to six times a week,” she said in a recent post on her app.
Khloe said she was "shocked" by the new number on the scale. “I’m chalking this up to the combination of breastfeeding and being very active during and after my pregnancy,” she added.

“I’m currently on a low-carb diet that my nutritionist, Dr. Goglia, gave me,” she wrote on her app early last month, according to People. “It has lots of protein, so I’m able to go all out at the gym, but the best part is that I’m never hungry because I’m always eating!"
 Khloe said she works hard at not comparing herself with other moms: “I never compare myself to other women as every woman has their own journey," she said. "We also all have different priorities in our day-to-day lives."
“Staying healthy and active is something that it’s very important to me, she said. "Exercise is something I’ve always used to maintain my sanity and relieve stress. And now that I have a baby, I still want to keep something that’s my time, my space, something that I’m doing for myself."

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Women who work 45 hours or more each week increase their risk of diabetes

 New research has suggested that women who work 45 hours or more each week may be increasing their risk of diabetes. However, men who work the same number of hours, are not affected.
Meanwhile most prior research that has suggested a link between a long work week and an increased risk of diabetes focused on men.
Interestingly, this recent research seems to find the opposite effect in males: the longer the work week, the lower the incidence of diabetes.
For women who work 45 hours per week or more, though, their risk was considerably higher.

The authors of the new study, which was published in BMJ Open Diabetes Research and Care, looked at data from the 2003 Canadian Community Health survey, which included respondents aged 35–74.
They also looked at the Ontario Health Insurance Plan database for physician services, as well as the Canadian Institute for Health Information Discharge Abstract Database for hospital admissions.

In all, over 7,000 Canadian employees were included in the research. As well as looking at hours worked, the researchers also included other factors in their analysis, such as: sex, marital status, parenthood, ethnicity, place of birth, place of residence, long-term health conditions, lifestyle, weight, and body mass index (BMI).
The study authors also considered unique workplace factors, such as shift work and the type of job the respondents did — for instance, whether it was predominantly active or sedentary.
Overall, the risk of diabetes was "only slightly reduced" when factors such as smoking and alcohol levels were considered.
CONCLUSION
Diabetes will be reduced in women if they stop working long hours a week.

6 best nutritional foundation for fetal growth and development

Anyone trying to become a mom, should try focusing on the following foods to help your body function at optimum and improve your fertility environment as well as create the best nutritional foundation for fetal growth and development:
Eat moreTo gain
Whole grainsB vitamins, vitamin E, fiber
Fruits, vegetablesVitamin C, antioxidants
Lean meats, beansProtein, zinc, iron
Low-fat dairyProtein, calcium
DHA/Omega-3 (salmon, canned light [not albacore] tuna, some egg brands)Benefits baby's brain and nervous system development; reduces risk of premature birth
Multivitamin with 400 mcg of folic acidReduces risk of spinal cord and brain defects, especially in weeks before conception and first trimester of pregnancy

Friday, 13 July 2018

4 reasons why bread is not one of the healthy foods to consume daily


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Slices of bread. Avoid bread with too much salt.[Photo/Businessplan]

Eating several slices of bread is not what is bad what is bad is eating it everyday. This is because bread is not exactly one of the healthy foods to consume.

4 reasons why bread is not one of the healthy foods to consume daily
1. It does not have nutrients.
Bread lack essential nutrients. There is nothing important that we are getting from eating bread.
Especially consuming white bread that lacks fiber due to the absence of the whole grain. Bread baked out of whole grains should be something we opt for.
2. Contains too much salt.
Salt is one of the ingredients for making bread. Most bread varieties that we buy from the supermarket contain a lot of salt. Consuming lesser bread ensures that the level of sodium in your body is significantly reduced. One can opt to bake bread at home without adding too much salt.
3. Makes you gain weight. You should be careful with eating bread daily if you are watching weight. Eating bread in moderation is important. It contains carbs, salt, refined sugar and preservatives that can make you add pounds. Always take time to ensure that the bread you are eating is healthy.
4. Will always make you feel hungry. Slice bread can make you feel hungry since most bread we eat lacks nutrients and slice bread is not thick and strong like normal bread . Basically bread is not a wholesome filling meal.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

6 Amazing Benefits of Chewing Neem Regularly

6 Amazing Benefits of Chewing Neem Regularly
HighlightsNeem holds an immense traditional importance in the culture of IndiaNeem leaf is loaded with multiple health benefitsNeem leaf is replete with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory propertiesNeem holds an immense importance in the traditional culture of India. We have all heard our parents and grandparents re-iterate the advantages of neem time and again. The neem tree is said to have over 130 different biologically active compounds. Each part of the tree, be it the leaves, twigs, bark, seeds, root, fruits or flowers, is used in traditional Ayurvedic treatment for multiple issues ranging from inflammation, fever infection, skin disease and dental disorders. Replete with antibacterial, anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, antimalarial, anti-microbial and anti-viral properties, neem is a remedy for almost all your health concerns. People still sprinkle a bunch of leaves near the bed of a flu-infected patient,or hang a cluster of them over their doors in a belief that the air that crosses the neem leaf is filtered of disease causing bacteria and virus.
Neem leaf is loaded with numerous health and skin benefits. Consuming it in the form of a paste, in tea or just chewing a twig freshly plucked from the tree has reaped multiple benefits for people since time immemorial. For over two thousand years neem leaf has basked in the reputation of being magical, particularly in southeast Asia, and it is slowly gaining recognition in the West too.
Ayurveda for generations has professed the advantages of consuming neem leaves. Both bitter and pungent in taste, neem leaf, according to Ayurveda, has been especially significant in balancing our Vata or neuromuscular disorders. It further removes toxins from our blood and enhances activity of free radical scavenging. Chewing neem leaves can also nourish our hair and treat headaches.
Here is a list of benefits you can gain out of chewing a handful of these leaves -
1. Skin Benefits
In the book 'Ayurveda For All: Effective Ayurvedic Self Cure for Common and Chronic Ailments', Murli Manohar lists how consuming neem leaves can remove toxins, and purify blood to give us a clearer skin. Neem leaves have strong anti-bacterial properties which work wonders on infections, burns and any kind of skin problems. While a paste of neem leaves and turmeric can be used for treating insect bites, itching, eczema, ring worms and some mild skin diseases, chewing the leaves can also give you a nourished, purified and radiant skin. If the bitterness bothers you, mix them with honey and have or make a solution by boiling neem leaves and drink the strained water. It can also treat all your acne and dark spot problems.
2. Good for Hair Nourishing
Chewing neem leaves can prove beneficial for your hair too, with its high levels of antioxidants. Neem protects the scalp from oxidative stress caused by the free radicals. Neem leaves also stimulate healthy cell division and support hair follicle growth around your scalp region. Washing your hair with boiled neem water has been a traditional method to combat dandruff and undernourished, damaged hair. Neem leaves have antifungal properties, which work effectively against a fungi called Malassezia, which causes dandruff. Its immense healing properties has earned neem the name of scalp saviour too.
3. Good For Your Eyes
Ayurveda also points out how neem leaves can be good for the eyes. Chewing neem can improve your vision. To treat any kind of irritation, tiredness or redness you can also boil some neem leaves, let the water cool completely and then use it to wash your eyes.
4. Boosting Immune System
Rich in antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant properties, chewing neem leaves can prove very effective in strengthening your immune system. Murli Manohar talks about how these leaves can prevent the damage caused by free radicals, thereby bringing down the risk of many diseases ranging from common flu to cancer or heart disease. Neem leaves destroy bacteria and further stimulates the immune system.
5. Improves Digestion
Neem leaves are excellent for your liver, which automatically enhances your digestion. Apart from this, consuming neem on a daily basis also destroys excess bacteria in the intestinal region and cleanses your colon, further facilitating a smoother digestion.
6. Oral Health
As Indians we are very well versed with the idea of men and women stepping out in their balconies to brush their teeth with neem twigs. Even chewing neem leaves can bring forth multiple dental and oral benefits. Neem being antibacterial in nature fights germs and maintains the alkaline level of our saliva. It is also effective against plaque formation and gum infections. Chewing neem can also lend you a shiny set of pearly white teeth.
However. here is a word of caution: pregnant women, especially in the fourth or fifth month of their pregnancy, should not have neem. Consumption of neem produces immense internal heat, which could prove hazardous to the foetus. Even when a woman is planning to conceive she should steer clear from neem leaves, as the excess heat would begin to treat the foetus as a foreign body. This excess body heat can be brought down with adequate intake of water or a cooling drink like ash gourd juice.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Scientists are close snd cautious over finding a safe and effective vaccine for HIV



As a result of previous failure, Scientists are now "cautiously optimistic" they're one step closer after a trial of a new vaccine has shown promising results in humans and monkeys.

According to a study published in The Lancet, the test treatment was found to produce an anti-HIV immune response in healthy adults, and protect monkeys against infection from a virus similar to HIV.

According to lead researcher Dan Barouch from Harvard Medical School, the study was an "important milestone" in HIV research, but that the results should be interpreted with caution.
"We're happy with the current results … but we can't assume that this vaccine will work in humans," Professor Barouch told The Health Report.

To test that theory in order to be sure maybe it will work in human, researchers will now take the vaccine to 2,600 women in southern Africa who are at risk of acquiring HIV.
Almost 37 million people worldwide are living with HIV, with an estimated 1.8 million new cases every year.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

5 organic compounds that can make your erections firmer and stronger

If you desire to have a firm and last longing penis firmness and erection. Look out for the following 5 compound in the supplement or herbs you are using.
 
 5 organic compounds that can make your erections firmer and stronger
 
1. L-arginine.
 
According to research, this amino acid can help improve erectile dysfunction (ED) symptoms and make your erections firmer, but the jury’s out on how effective it truly is. Some research suggests it’s no better than a placebo.
 
2. Panax ginseng.
 
Is one of the herbs known to improve erectile response in people with ED by relaxing certain muscles around the penile tissues. And according to a recent study, ginseng is a safe, effective method of improving erection hardness.
 
3. Citrulline. 
 
According to research, this organic compound has been found to be a reliable treatment for mild-to-moderate cases of ED by making erections firmer and stronger.
 
4. L-carnitine.
 
This is good for people with low sperm count as it is known to help  increase your sperm count, as well as sperm motility. Therefore, increasing your chances of getting your partner pregnant.
 
5. Gingko biloba. 
 
This is a popular ingredient for sexual achievement. A study conducted on women found that gingko biloba may help with sexual arousal by stimulating blood flow and improving sexual function.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Understanding Obesity-Related Cardiovascular Disease

Obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. The societal cost of obesity is keeping pace with the growing scope of the epidemic, estimated to account for ≈17% of all US health expenditures by 2030.1 The clinical burden of obesity-related cardiovascular disease is profound; recent data suggest that severe obesity (body mass index >35 kg/m2) is associated with nearly a 4-fold increased risk of incident heart failure and an ≈2-fold increased risk of incident coronary heart disease and stroke.2 Given the strong associations between obesity and hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia, it is understandable that much of the obesity-related coronary heart disease risk is attributable to concurrent traditional risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and dyslipidemia. However, data suggest a persistent risk association between obesity and coronary heart disease that is not explained by conventional risk factors, thereby spawning extensive investigations to identify the culprit mechanisms.3 Over the past several decades, the research focus has shifted to the adipose tissues themselves, and more specifically the adipocyte, as a key link between obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.
Adipose tissue functions primarily as a storage depot for excess calories.
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Aspirin may help reduce effects of Alzheimer's disease

Daily low doses of aspirin may help reduce the effects of Alzheimer's disease and protect memory, according to a new study.
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center showed that aspirin decreases plaques in the brain that are leading mechanisms in dementia and memory loss. The team published results of their study in the July issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.
"The results of our study identifies a possible new role for one of the most widely used, common, over-the-counter medications in the world," said Kalipada Pahan, chair of neurology and professor of neurological sciences, biochemistry and pharmacology at Rush Medical College.
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Did You Know That Your Semen Can Also Carry And Spread The Ebola Virus Too?

With a high fatality rate the Ebola virus has been identified as extremely ‘infectious’, as even getting infected by the tinniest amount of the infection can prove to be fatal. The virus has been labelled as deadly because there isn’t an exact cure for it.

Although, it can prove to be fatal if you're infected by the virus, it hasn’t proven to be very contagious as it can’t be transmitted through the air—at least up until now.

The virus can transmit itself through the bodily fluid of an other infected person or if you come into contact while infected animal while butchering it, since researchers believe the fruit bats are the natural hosts of this virus.
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Hard-working women, go home earlier to avoid this disease

Here's a good reason for women to work less, ask for a raise or get their partners to pick up around the house more: If women work fewer hours, it'll lower their risk of diabetes, according to a study published Monday in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.
Air pollution linked to 3.2 million new diabetes cases in one year
Researchers looked at data from 7,065 Canadians who were tracked over 12 years. What they found was that women who consistently worked 45 hours or more a week had a 63% greater risk of diabetes compared with those who worked between 35 and 40 hours a week. 
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Researchers Continue to Develop Antivirals for Ebola, Zika, Other Infectious Diseases

In 2014 an outbreak of the hemorrhagic Ebola virus swept across six African countries and killed more than 11,300 people. Tom Frieden, the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, called the outbreak “the world’s first Ebola epidemic” that was “spiraling out of control.”
One of the fears at the time was that someone who was unknowingly affected with the disease would board an airplane and the virus would spread globally. And that fear became a reality with Thomas Eric Duncan of Liberia was visiting with family in Texas and was diagnosed with Ebola. He died from the illness, but not before the virus spread to two nurses who treated him at the hospital. Both nurses survived.
Craig Spencer, a physician with the organization Doctors Without Borders, returned to New York after treating Ebola patients in the country of Guinea and learned he had contracted the virus. Spencer survived but his case caused significant panic because he had visited numerous public areas across New York before he was diagnosed.
Those Ebola cases, as well as cases of other significantly lethal viral outbreaks that have occurred since, have spurred researchers to focus on the development of antivirals that can treat the illnesses. Companies are working to develop vaccines for the likes of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and, of course, Ebola.
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Excessive Iron in the Brain May Be a Factor in Alzheimer's Disease

A type of iron called magnetite may lead researchers down the path to a more effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Magnetite is not usually found in the human brain, but researchers say the metal is present in the brains of people affected by Alzheimer’s.
The scientists say the magnetite is found in the abnormal protein clusters known as amyloid plaques that are symptomatic of this disease.
Understanding why they’re there could lead to more effective treatment.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, almost 6 million people in the United States are living with the disease.

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Doctors Without Borders to pull out of Congo as Ebola scare wanes

Doctors Without Borders will end its involvement in the international response to an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the heart of Africa later this month, a sign that public health officials believe the outbreak has been largely contained.
Doctors Without Borders, also called Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), had been tasked with operating treatment facilities in four towns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where patients tested positive for the Ebola virus. The group cared for 38 patients, 24 of whom survived.
MSF began winding down its involvement in the Congolese outbreak late last month, handing over operation of Ebola wards in the towns of Itipo and Bikoro to Congo’s Ministry of Health. The group will finish building an Ebola ward at the largest hospital in Mbandaka, a city of more than a million residents that sits right on the Congo River. It will also dismantle an Ebola treatment center it had established on the outskirts of town.
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The unsurmountable battle against deadly lung cancer

Unfortunately, lung cancer is one of the most aggressive cancers. Out of 100 patients, only 10 to 15 patients survive for five years upon diagnosis. Things look even bleaker for those diagnosed with stage four with only two out of 100 patients living up to five years.
Subang Jaya Medical Centre clinical oncologist Dr Matin Mellor says early diagnosis for lung cancer is difficult as there are no symptoms to indicate the presence of the disease.
Every time patients complain about coughing or chest pain, they almost always co-relate with an advanced stage of the disease. Some of the cases are diagnosed incidentally when patients come in with a different health issue.
“It is difficult to detect it early because the lungs have a big capacity. There are two lungs, so if there is any issue, there will not be any symptoms. Even if half of the lung is destroyed, you can still function normally.
“It is only when the tumour grows to a certain size or reaches a critical level that the symptoms manifest persistently, something you can no longer ignore. If the cancer blocks the main function of the lungs, then you may have early symptoms such as a cough.
“But if it is peripheral, you may not have any symptoms. Only when it grows more central will you get the symptoms. But by then the cancer will have moved to an advanced stage.”
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New project funded to study Alzheimer's disease


Researchers from Leiden University will develop a new approach to study the biomarkers of Alzeimer’s disease. This approach focusses on the molecular messengers of the cells. The project, led by Thomas Hankemeier and coordinated by Yuliya Shakalisava (Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research, LACDR), received a funding of 800.000 euros from EuroNanoMed.

Messengers from the brain

The project is called EXIT, with stands for EXosomes Isolation Tool. It will develop a novel analytical device to investigate the molecular messengers from the brain (exosomes) in samples from patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Exosomes are nanosized membranous vesicles which recently appeared to play an important role in the remote communication between cells. Furthermore, it was found exosomes are able to pass the blood-brain barrier. Exosomes carry various proteins, RNA and metabolites and are present in all body fluids. This makes them a promising resource for diagnostic and etiologic research.

Novel device

Together with SINTEF AS, a Norwegian nanotechnology research institute, the researchers of LACDR will develop a novel nanofluidic concentration device. This device will allow to concentrate and separate exosomes from blood and cerebrospinal fluid.  Exosome research is a new and very rapidly developing area. Industrial partner HansaBioMed (Estonia) will bring in its invaluable expertise about this area to the project. Finally, an analytical platform will be set up with the two medical partners: Erasmus MC (the Netherlands) and FundaciĆ³ ACE (Spain). This platform will be used to analyse samples of blood and cerebrospinal fluid investigate the metabolic, proteomic, immunological and transcriptional changes in the body caused by Alzheimer’s disease.

EuroNanoMed

EuroNanoMed is a platform for funding agencies and ministries that are engaged with the application of nanotechnology to medicine and healthcare. Here national and regional funding programmes can join together with the goal of creating and funding collaborative research and innovation projects that convert research in nanotechnology into practical gains in medicine. EuroNanoMed supports multidisciplinary and translational research and innovation projects that cover: regenerative medicine, diagnostics and targeted delivery systems.

SOURCE:  universiteitleiden.n

Survey Finds 'Scanxiety' Is Common Challenge for Lung Cancer Patients


-- Getting regular scans and imaging tests is a normal – and often frequent – occurrence for people living with lung cancer. However, the normalcy does not necessarily mitigate the anxiety surrounding the experience, according to Lung Cancer In America 2018, a national survey by Health Union, LLC of people impacted by the condition, including patients and caregivers.
Living with lung cancer is accompanied by a considerable level of anxiety, with 86 percent of respondents reporting at least a little bit of anxiety on any given day. However, what is often referred to as "scanxiety" – the anxiety, fear and worry associated with scans, specifically before the results are revealed – can exacerbate those feelings. Of those who experience scanxiety, three-quarters reported either "more" or "a lot more" anxiety around the time of scans than at other times.
The frequency of follow-up scans can also cause the scanxiety opportunities to pile up, with almost three-quarters of respondents getting scans either every three to four months or more frequently. Making matters worse, 57 percent said they need to wait two or more days to receive the results of their scans.
According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is the second most common cancer for both men and women in the U.S., as well as the nation's leading cause of death from cancer. Grim statistics surrounding lung cancer have the potential to increase worry and scanxiety.
Additionally, many patients are diagnosed at later stages due to symptoms often being mistaken for other conditions. For example, according to Lung Cancer In America 2018 survey respondents, 58 percent of patients with non-small cell lung cancer were diagnosed at stage III or IV.

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Zimbabwean men are being encouraged to have atleast 21 ejaculation a month to beat killer prostate cancer

Zimbabwean men are being encouraged to have sex more often to beat killer disease cancer. The Cancer Association of Zimbabwe (CAZ) claims frequent ejaculation lowers prostate cancer risks that often attacks men, reports Daily Nation.
Hence CAZ is encouraging men in Zimbabwe to be sexually active and ensure they at least have 21 ejaculation in a month that will go a long way to help reduce the risk of one them contracting prostate cancer.
According to the body, its research showed that men who ejaculated 21 times a month had a 33% lower risk of contracting prostate cancer.
“Prostate cancers is one the rise and besides encouraging men to eat healthy, we now encourage them to be sexually active and at least have 21 ejaculation in a month as discovered by researchers. Twenty one ejaculation in a month can reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 33 percent as it may flush toxins out of the system,” read part of a statement from CAZ published by B-Metro.
RISKS OF CANCER
The statement from CAZ also encouraged men who take alcohol to ensure they only drink three pints of beer (averagely three bottle of beers) in a week and those who smoke to stop the habit immediately to fight cancer.
“Research has also made it clear that mean should only drink three pints of beer in a week and women a glass of wine to reduce the risk of cancer,” it continued in part.
The body also cautioned on daily consumption of meat terming it as one of the major cause of cancer and urged its citizens to just eat meat that fills their hand palm in a week.
CAZ a however advised that the most effective way to curb cancer is by having diet programs, exercises and regular checkups.
According to the body, more people in Zimbabwe are now dying of cancer as compared to other diseases and infections namely tuberculosis and HIV.
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Can the abortion pill treat advanced lung cancer?

Jerome Check firmly believes that mifepristone, better known as the abortion pill, can extend and improve the lives of terminally ill lung cancer patients who have run out of treatment options.
He has enough circumstantial evidence of this that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave him permission to formally test the drug in 40 advanced-stage patients. His clinical trial is the first step toward getting mifepristone approved as a palliative therapy.
But Check has a problem.
The 72-year old Melrose Park infertility specialist can’t get oncologists to send him patients.  After 2½ years, he has enrolled only two of the 40 he needs. Both are doing very well on their daily mifepristone pill.
Check’s problem doesn’t stem from skepticism about the potential benefits of the controversial drug, or his scientific credibility. The root of his trouble seems to be that he’s not an oncologist, and he has no “sponsor” – no deep-pocketed university, company, or institution to manage and finance his clinical trial.
He knew this would be an issue, but decided to go ahead because lung cancer is the nation’s leading cancer killer, ending 154,000 lives a year. And he isn’t getting any younger.

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

5 Health benefits of onion juice

Health benefits of onion juice range from therapeutic to medicinal.
Onion water/juice
Onion water is a home made extract gotten from both blending and straining onions or with the aid of juicing straight. The competencies benefits of its usage is why you should be using onion water now.
Rich in vitamins C, B6 and folic acid, calcium, magnesium, iron, chromium and phosphorus, ingesting a glass of Onion Water on an empty belly in the morning can do lots for the body.

5 Health benefits of onion juice
1. Improves digestion
Onion water improves circulation thereby promoting digestion. Onion has titanic amounts of fiber often called oligofructose which is a soluble fibre. Onions also have an excellent deliver of Insulin, a dietary fiber in charge for the healthy bacteria present in the intestines, which promotes a healthful bowel motion.
Crimson onion water
purple onion water

2. Speed up hair development and scale down dandruff
Onion water is excellent for hair, particularly traditional African hair. It includes hint quantities of sulfur, which is one of the primary nutrients in promoting hair progress. Applying onion juice on hair and scalp twice in every week for 2 months can stimulate hair growth. It may also be utilized for hair as a remedy for dandruff. Apply the onion juice unto hair and scalp utilising a cotton ball or pad and therapeutic massage gently for around 5 minutes using your fingertips. Cover with a bathe cap and go away on for about 20 minutes. After that, wash off with regular shampoo and water.
3. Good for heart well being
in line with Bordia, A. Et al, onion water helps to decrease ldl cholesterol and can thereby enhance coronary heart wellness. Despite the fact that garlic is alleged to be extra strong than onion, onion water has also been known to prevent lipid accumulation in the aorta.
4. Helps epidermis wellbeing
Diluted onion juice has big amounts of vitamins A, B and C. It is also wealthy in calcium, magnesium,iron and phosphorus. Onion water mixed with honey is used as a cosmetic recipe to clear the skin and avert prevalence of pimples.
5. Helps decrease inflammatory areas
Onions additionally include Quercetin and bioflavonoids which can decrease irritation, battle anguish and help to build higher resistance. Onion juice includes thiosulfinates and cepaenes. These compounds have properties that may inhibit inflammation. Accordingly, they can be used as an anti-inflammatory medication and remedy for swelling.

Top 3 health benefits of pineapple


Pineapples are regarded one of the crucial delicious and nutritious tropical fruits. The fruits boast of fine flavor and different health advantages.
The fruits is usually a excellent addition to your everyday meal plan. Listed here are one of the health benefits you're going to gain should you devour pineapples everyday.
1. Making improvements to your immune process
These fruits are good for your immunes systems. Individuals who devour these fruits on a day-to-day basis are prone to turn out to good immune system. The fruits contain Vitamin C, which is excellent for proper functioning of your body. The vitamin reduces the susceptibility of your body to  diseases.
2. Preventing cancer
in addition to making improvements to your immune system, pineapples restrict cancer. The vitamin c contained within the fruits makes it a good comfort for people suffering from cancer. Therefore, it is advisable to broaden your consumption of the juice with the intention to avert cancer-related issues to your life.
3. Improving your digestion
Pineapple is one fruit you should be eating if you face problems with our digestive approach. Eating of pineapples day-to-day improves our digestion. The fruits include each soluble and insoluble fibers. The fibers make it ideal for a greater digestive method. It is endorsed to devour pineapples on a day-to-day groundwork in case you have been having disorders with your digestive process.

10 Home/Herbal Remedies For Acnes

Severe acnes can and painful and disfiguring. Following the below 10 home remedies for acnes can help to clear it from your skin.

 10 Home/Herbal Remedies For Acnes

1. Oatmeal
Oatmeal is helpful in clearing acnes on account that it cleanses your epidermis pores and absorbs excess oil. Plus, it exfoliates your skin.
USAGE
Combine one teaspoon of honey and the juice of 1/2 a lemon in a cup of cooked oatmeal.
Rub this combo over your skin.
Leave it on for 30 minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Do that once or twice a week.

2. Baking Soda
One good home remedy for acne is baking soda or sodium bicarbonate. This is because it works as a soft exfoliant to your dermis. Accordingly, it unplugs the pores and removes dead dermis.
It also helps control the pH balance of the epidermis and has mild anti-inflammatory and antiseptic homes. All these traits make it a pleasant home remedy for clearing acnes.
USAGE
1. Apply a paste of 1 or two teaspoons of baking soda and a little bit water. Rinse it off after a few minutes.

2. You may also combine together two tablespoons baking soda, one teaspoon cinnamon powder, the juice of half of a lemon, and 5 tablespoons honey. Put it on your face and wash after 5 minutes.
Use baking soda for your skin a couple of times per week.

3. Fullers Earth
Fullers earth often referred to as multani mitti is good for oily and pimples-susceptible skin because it absorbs extra oil(without over-drying your dermis) and unclogs the pores.

Use Fullers Earth Face masks to soak up extra Oil and minimize acnes
It helps make stronger your complexion too. You will find it at Indian grocery stores.
Combine equal proportions of Fullers earth (multani mitti), rose water, and sandalwood powder. You could add more rose water to get a greater consistency of the paste.
Apply this mud to your face.
Wash after it dries up.
Repeat the procedure once per week.

4. Lemon Juice
Another effective home remedy for acne is lemon juice. The acidic property of lemons can be very priceless in treating acnes. Lemon will ease out grime that has collected within the pores and can harden the sebum. You should utilize it on your skin everyday but if it is too drying then use it each two or three days.
Rub a slice of lemon on the affected area, leave it for just a few hours earlier theb rinse your face with water.

 You can also combine lemon juice with rose water in equal quantities and use the solution to wash the affected part fully.

5. Toothpaste
The toothpaste that you use on the whole to clean your enamel may aid clear up an acnes. That is actually one of the easiest natural/home therapies for acnes.
USAGE
Apply a small amount of white toothpaste on the affected skin before going to sleep. The toothpaste will lessen the swelling and dry out the acne. Within a day or two, you must see massive improvement.
6. Tea Tree Oil
One more widespread traditional remedy for acnes is tea tree oil. Tea tree oil acts like an antiseptic and disinfects the pores.
In addition, it helps kill the bacteria that create acnes. Just put one drop of tree tea oil to the affected skin three times a day.
If the applying of undiluted tea tree oil causes epidermis inflammation, redness, or overdrying then use tea tree oil diluted in water or mix it with aloe vera gel after which apply.
Orange Peel

The acidic property and excessive Vitamin C present in an orange makes it a superb home remedy for acnes. You should utilize the juice from the orange as well as its peel, but the peel can also be more mighty.
USAGE
Put orange peel in the sun and let it completely dry out.
Grind the dried peel right into a powder and add water to make a paste.
Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it on for 10 to fifteen minutes. Then wash your face with warm water.

8. Aloe Vera Gel

The soothing and anti-inflammatory residences in aloe vera can deal with pimples in a matter of a few days. Aloe vera gel can be invaluable in healing the scars brought on with the aid of pimples.
You can buy aloe vera gel from the market or get pure aloe vera gel from the leaves by squeezing the gel from the center. Put the aloe vera gel to the affected field twice day-to-day.


9. 10. Indian Lilac
Indian lilac, also known as neem, can be utilized for the treatment of various epidermis issues. It involves antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that kill the micro organism that rationale acnes. Also, it soothes the redness and inflammation of epidermis breakouts.
USAGE
Make a paste of delicate Indian lilac leaves by mixing it with bit of water. Add some turmeric powder to the paste after which put it on the affected area. Wait for 20 minutes and then wash it off. Do this at least twice per week.
That you can also practice neem oil once or twice a day until you see improvement.


10. Fenugreek

The herb fenugreek may also be used for the healing of acnes because of its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic houses.
USAGE
Combine contemporary fenugreek leaves with water to make a soft paste. Apply the herbal paste on the affected area and leave it on for approximately 10 to fifteen minutes. Then wash your face with heat water. Repeat the process for three to 4 days to allow the acnes to heal.
Another way is to grind one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds into a high-quality powder and add a bit of heat water to it to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected skin. Leave it on for roughly 20 minutes or overnight after which you rinse it off. Do that two or three times a week.

These simple and effortless-to-follow typical cures for acne can clear up acnes to a degree.  For first-rate outcome, you must additionally follow a healthy way of life.
The above stated procedures or home remedies work for some people and will definitely work for you. You can let me know if you know any remedy that also work for acnes.

China: Secrets of a Long Life

Several million tourists flock to China's Bama region every year, but it's not the spectacular scenery they come to see, it's the large number of residents aged over 100.
A thriving tourism business showcasing the elderly has sprung up as local residents realise that longevity can be profitable.
Hoping to learn the secret to a long life, visitors come to stare, prod and poke at centennials like Huang Makun, whose family says she is 100 years old.
With her wiry frame swathed in layers of clothing to keep warm, Huang Makun sits on display beside the tourist trinkets for sale.
Hundreds of visitors come every day to inspect her, examining the old woman like a museum exhibit. They often give her money.
"Now that we have so many tourists she is used to it," one of her relatives says. "She eats when hungry and lets us know when she's tired. When it is less busy, she lies down. But she won't disappoint those coming from far away."
But are these centennials really as old as they claim?
Longevity experts cast doubt on claims that Bama could be home to so many residents over the age of 100, arguing that it is statistically improbable to have such a large number of centennials based in the same area.
101 East travels to China's Bama region to find out whether the residents are as old as they claim and to discover if they have found the secret to longevity.
Source: Al Jazeera

Monday, 2 July 2018

What are the nutritional value of pumpkin seeds?

 

What are the nutritional value of pumpkin seeds?

Pumpkin seeds are very nutritional. One-fourth of a cup of pumpkin seeds contains 180 calories and almost 20 percent of the daily recommended amount of protein. This same quantity of pumpkin seeds contains almost 75 percent of the daily value of manganese. Pumpkin also contain zinc, a large amount of phosphorus, copper, magnesium and iron. The seeds also contain antioxidants in the form of vitamin E, which protect the cells of the body.

Liver diseases, symptoms and preventions

LIVER disease signs, triggered by immoderate alcohol consumption, probably best exhibit when the organ has been severely broken. Cirrhosis is the name given to scarring of the liver prompted by way of long-time period liver damage. There are two indicators linked to your toilet habits that may indicate this.
Liver disorder that is been induced by means of excess alcohol consumption has a couple of levels of severity.
There are three principal levels - alcoholic fatty liver sickness, alcoholic hepatitis, and cirrhosis.
Cirrhosis can finally lead to liver failure, the place your liver stops working, which can also be fatal.
It takes years for the liver to arrive this stage, however there are a quantity of signs to be careful for to indicate this has happened - there are two you will have to be cautious of while you go to the toilet.
Dark urine and faded-coloured stools or very dark/black tarry stools are two symptoms of extreme liver injury, in keeping with the British Liver trust. These commonly suggest the liver is struggling to operate.
Symptoms may not be apparent within the early stages of cirrhosis, but as your liver becomes more damaged, it could emerge.
The NHS says symptoms to be considered include being very tired and vulnerable, suppose nauseous, losing of appetite, and losing your sex force.
When the damage gets worse, other signs that can occur alongside darkish urine and tarry stools are yellowing of the dermis and whites of the eyes (referred to as jaundice), vomiting blood, itchy dermis, and darkish, tarry-looking poo.
An inclination to bleed or bruise without problems and swollen legs or tummy from a construct-up of fluid can also be symptoms.
Should you think you have any of the symptoms of cirrhosis you will have to see your GP.
Liver ailment symptoms: Two bathroom habits that could indicate you've gotten extreme organ damage
Liver sickness signs: There are two toilet habits that might indicate you may have extreme organ harm
Liver disorder signs: Two toilet habits that might indicate you've got extreme organ damage
Liver ailment signs: watch out for darkish urine and tarry stools
in the UK, most factors of cirrhosis are right down to consuming an excessive amount of alcohol through the years, being contaminated with hepatitis for a very long time, and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis - a more extreme form of non-alcoholic fat liver illnesses.
How will you avoid cirrhosis? There are three matters you are able to do to cut down your possibilities of developing the condition.
1. The first is to restrict alcohol. Men and females shouldn't always drink more than 14 units of alcohol every week. Don't drink too much alcohol at once.
2. Safeguard your self from hepatitis. Hepatitis B and C are infections you can get by means of having unprotected sex or sharing needles to inject drugs.

3. Utilizing a condom for the duration of intercourse and not injecting drugs will lower your danger of getting the disease.
4. Sooner or later, being of healthy weight can cut down your chance of establishing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, which can lead to cirrhosis.
5. Consume a healthful, balanced food regimen and
6. Exercise generally to maintain a healthy weight.
Liver disorder can be triggered through a build-up of fat within the liver. This is referred to as non-alcoholic fatty liver ailment (NAFLD).
NAFLD regularly doesn't have any symptoms in the early phases, however within the more evolved phases of the ailment, 4 indicators could start to show.

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7 Home Remedies For Acid Reflux In Babies

Acid reflux shouldn't be a factor of worry in babies because the symptoms reduces as your little one gets older and turns into extra active. Nonetheless, some toddlers come to be irritated and cranky due to acid reflux. Try the following home remedies for babies suffering from acid reflux to lower their soreness.

1. Changes in sleeping position
Babies with acid reflux disease have crisis in slumbering. A bad position and timing can worsen the trouble and make them fussier. To be able to reduce that, hold the little one's head elevated up to 30 levels with the aid of some towels. Making your child sleep on this position will decrease the possibilities of your child spitting out the milk.
Aside from this, you can even make them sleep on their back or on the left aside to clear the acid. After feeding, do not lay your little one instantly down. Hold your baby upright for at least 30 minutes after feeding and burp your little one. Burping after every meal could be very principal.

2. Massage medication
usual therapeutic massage helps to reinforce the performance of respiratory and digestive systems in toddlers. A just right therapeutic massage stimulates the vagus nerve in the brain which controls more than a few regions of the respiratory and digestive systems. A massage additionally helps to diminish crying and helps in napping.

3. Exercise
infants who endure from acid reflux disease will have to be made to do some normal motion exercise. This will aid to beef up digestion. Make sure you do not feed the child immediately after exercise or earlier. The pleasant workouts to check out are cycling the legs, knee pushing to help reduce bloating and gas.

4. Coconut Oil
The anti-inflammatory property of coconut oil helps to shrink inflammation from reflux. It even helps the digestion get lubricated and helps it to operate more quite simply. Nursing mothers should ingest 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil to boost toddlers immune function.

5. Chamomile
Chamomile is one of the best natural alleviation for reflux. The antispasmodic and sedative properties support to enhance digestion. Nursing mothers should drink 2-3 cups of chamomile tea daily.

6. Peppermint
The soothing properties of mint can calm the digestive systems and ease the acid reflux disease.
USAGE
Combine 2 drops of peppermint oil in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Use it to massage your baby's stomach area in round movement. It must be executed twice every day.

7. Small portions
Another natural home remedy for acid reflux in babies is to feed your baby with small portions of meals in many times a day.

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Shocking: Semen can transmit Ebola virus disease

 Ebola is primarily known to be transmitted through direct contact with blood and other bodily fluids from infected people. However, follow-up studies from the 2014 epidemic found that men can harbour the virus in their semen for at least two and a half years, with the potential to transmit the virus sexually during that time.
The Penn research team surmised that targeting amyloids in semen could prevent a sexually transmitted spread of the Ebola virus.
"Sexual transmission of the Ebola virus poses a significant public health concern, especially in light of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo," said senior author Paul Bates.

Adding asbestos to the lung-cancer screening tool also should help identify mesothelioma in its earliest stages


In a bid to reduce the rate of lung cancer, a University of Michigan and Veterans Affairs research team has developed a novel, personalized lung cancer screening tool that accounts for past asbestos exposure.
Previous occurences showed that asbestos exposure is the best known primary cause of mesothelioma, but it also significantly increases the chance of developing lung cancer.
Identifing mesothelioma in its earliest stages, is the best way to treat it because it is most treatable in that stage. And, adding asbestos to the lung-cancer screening tool also should help identify mesothelioma in its earliest stages.
Mesothelioma is not usually diagnosed until it has progressed into stage 3 or stage 4, when treatment is more palliative than potentially curative.
The tool is designed to better identify people who may benefit — and who won’t benefit — from low dose computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer.
Early CT screening has really help to reduce lung cancer mortality.
Still, more than 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with lung cancer each year, and it remains the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.

20 Home remedies for acid reflux or GERD

Acid reflux is a condition when stomach acid gets heighten into the esophagus, which is the tube that carries food and drink from the mouth to the stomach.
Though, most reflux is totally normal and harmless, usually causing no symptoms. But when it happens repeatedly, it burns the inside of the esophagus.
Acid reflux is so common that an estimated 14–20% of all adults in the US have reflux in some form or another.
20 Home remedies for acid reflux
1. Avoid raw onion
Some people experience worsened heartburn and other reflux symptoms after eating raw onion.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is without doubt one of the most effective home or herbal cures for acid reflux. It aids digestion and helps steadiness acid creation within the belly.
USAGE
1. Mix one to 2 teaspoons of organic raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in a cup of warm water.
Drink it 20 min to half-hour before consuming a meal.
Do that repeatedly, at least for a few months.
2. You can also drink apple cider vinegar mixed in water when heartburn strikes.
3. Baking Soda
Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a normal antacid that presents fast remedy from heartburn, probably the most common symptom of acid reflux disorder.
USAGE
1. Mix one-half of to one teaspoon of baking soda in a cup of water.
Drink it quickly for immediate relief.
2. Continuous ingestion of baking soda shouldn't be encouraged. Additionally, people who have excessive blood pressure must avert taking baking soda because it includes sodium.
4. Aloe Vera Juice
As a result of its cure and anti-inflammatory properties, aloe vera helps soothe inflammation in the belly and esophagus to convey relief from the effects of acid reflux disease.
USAGE
Easily drink one-quarter cup of aloe vera juice about 20 minutes previous to eating a meal.
2. Don't take aloe vera in extra due to the fact that it may have a laxative influence.
5. Avoid Mint, If Needed
Though, peppermint and spearmint are common herbs used to flavor foods, candy, chewing gum, mouthwash and toothpaste and are also popular ingredients in herbal teas.
One study shows that high doses of spearmint may worsen acid reflux symptoms, presumably by irritating the inside of the esophagus.
The best is to notice maybe mint makes your heartburn worse, and then avoid it.
A few studies show that mint may aggravate heartburn and other reflux symptoms, but the evidence is limited.
6. Chewing Gum
according to a knowledge published in the Journal of Dental research, chewing a section of sugar-free gum for approximately half-hour after a meal can support relieve symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux sickness.
It stimulates creation of saliva, which in flip washes away acid amassed within the intestine. Being alkaline, saliva also helps neutralize belly acids.
There is nothing bad if you have sugar-free chewing gum after meals to ease your acid reflux disease. That you can also recollect chewing a cinnamon gum, but avoid mint-flavored gums as mint relaxes the scale back esophageal sphincter, which contributes to the reflux of belly acids into the meals pipe.
7. Licorice Root
Another home remedy for acid reflux is licorice root. Why? Licorice root is useful for acid reflux due to its belly-therapy properties.
It soothes the mucus membranes and protects the lining of the gut, which reduces gastric infection and decreases gastric spasms.
USAGE
1. Boil one-half teaspoon of licorice root powder in a cup of water. Pressure and drink it 15 to 20 minutes before meals. Use this remedy two or thrice a day for one week.
2. However, you can take one or two four hundred mg chewable DGL (Deglycyrrhizinated licorice) drugs before foods, two or 3 times a day. Continue for no less than just few weeks. You would be able to get this natural complement from most typical meals outlets.
3. It is advisable to consult your doctor before taking this herb.
8. Yellow Mustard
Yellow mustard is an extra fashionable dwelling alleviation for acid reflux disorder because it helps neutralize belly acid. The vinegar content in this meals is a susceptible acid that lowers the pH of belly acid.
USAGE
1. When acid reflux disease strikes, eat one teaspoon of plain yellow mustard for on the spot remedy. If it is too strong for you, mix with a pitcher of water.
Caution: mustard could make heartburn worse for some people.
9. Fennel
Fennel is incredibly beneficial for making improvements to digestion and suppressing stomach spasms. It has a compound referred to as anethole that helps calm spasms within the gastrointestinal tract and has anti-inflammatory effects.
USAGE
1. Easily chunk one-half of teaspoon of fennel seeds after foods.
2. Alternatively, that you could boil one teaspoon of fennel seeds in a cup of water. Let it steep for 10 minutes after which you strain it. Drink it two or three times a day for just a few days.
10.  Slippery Elm
Slippery elm has demulcent houses that help coat the esophagus and the liner of the stomach. Plus, it has soothing and anti inflammatory effects.
Mix two tablespoons of powdered slippery elm bark in two cups of hot water.
Let it steep for about 5 minutes.
Drink it three times a day unless you see improvement.
11. Marshmallow
Another effective home remedy for acis reflux is marshmallow. This is because Marshmallow has soothing and demulcent houses. Being excessive in mucilage, it protects the mucosal lining of the belly and esophagus.
USAGE:
1. Add two tablespoons of dried marshmallow root to 1 quart (4 cups) of water.
Let it sit in a single day.
The following morning, pressure out the herb.
Drink this a couple of times a day till your condition improves.
12. Cumin
Cumin seeds can aid care for acid reflux disease as they stimulate digestion and decrease digestive disorders like acidity and fuel.
USAGE
Boil one teaspoon of cumin seeds in a cup of water. Let it steep for 5 minutes after which pressure it. Drink this tea in the morning and after meals for a few days or except you detect improvement.
2.
You can additionally add this spice to meals while cooking.

8 Lifestyles That Could Prevent & Control Acid Reflux
13. Consuming a crimson delicious apple or a number of almonds after ingredients can aid preclude the onset of acid reflux disease.
14. Incorporate probiotic foods akin to yogurt on your weight-reduction plan.
15. Don't devour heavy foods, close to bedtime.
16. Try to lose extra weight.
17.
Try to investigate what triggers your acid reflux disease. Most normal triggers are cigarette smoking; consuming alcohol, carbonated drinks or coffee; consuming chocolate, citrus fruits, onions, garlic, and spicy, fried or fatty foods.
18. Elevate the pinnacle of your bed by means of four to 6 inches to inhibit reflux while you might be dozing.
19. Additionally, sleep on your left facet. Reports indicate that sound sleep on the right side could worsen acid reflux disease issues.
20.  There is limited evidence that chocolate worsens reflux symptoms. However, few studies suggest it might, but more research is needed to prove that it can.

Fat, not carbs, is directly linked to weight gain

The research looked at mice on 30 different types of diets. The result of the research found that the mice on a high-fat, low-carb diet ga...