Wednesday, 28 August 2013

3 allergy-relief tips to stop tossing, turning

After a day spent with the hallmarks of allergies – the itchy, watering eyes and stuffy nose – all you may want is a good night’s sleep.Unfortunately, allergies have a way of following you to bed, making it hard not only to fall asleep but also to stay asleep. 

Keep your bedroom allergen-free: 
If it’s seasonal allergies keeping you awake, take a shower before bed and leave dirty clothes outside your room. Keep your bedroom windows closed and run the air conditioning. If you use a window unit, make sure it’s recirculating the air and not venting it in from outside. 

For dust mite allergies, keep dust mite covers on your bedding. And if you suffer from pet allergies, make your bedroom an animal-free zone.
Clean carefully: If you have dust mite allergies, wash your bedding in hot water and dry in high heat.  Never dry your linens outside where pollen can follow them into your bed.

Use the right medications: “Antihistamines help with itching and sneezing, but alone do nothing to help the congestion that keeps you up at night.” Decongestants are the “D” part in allergy medications like Allegra-D®, but they can have a stimulant effect that disrupts sleep in some people.
The best choice for allergy relief and restful sleep are prescription nasal steroids — sold as brands like Flonase® and Nasonex®.

Allergy sufferers can find relief – and more restful sleep – by addressing allergies from different angles: limiting allergen exposure, using the right medication and seeing your doctor if symptoms persist.
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Home Remedy For Asthma - Effective Natural Asthma Treatment

  • For people susceptible to asthma on account of pollen, dust and pets need to ensure their protection against the causal factors. It is imperative that they go for air conditioning of their rooms and cars to prevent exposure to the sources of irritation.
  • Five to six cloves boiled in half a glass of water with a spoon full of honey serve as an excellent decoction against asthma; if taken twice a day.
  • It is imperative that they stay away from carpets, draperies and toys which accumulate dust. The ones allergic to animal furs need to ensure that pets are not allowed in vicinity of living rooms.
  • Besides avoiding the likely allergens, certain dietary means have been found beneficial for those prone to asthmatic attacks. For instance powdered turmeric added to milk keeps such attacks away; if consumed daily on empty stomach.
  • Crushed cloves of garlic may be boiled in six tea spoons of milk for regular consumption of the same by an asthma prone person.
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Be aware of Hepatitis

Despite Hepatitis being the second biggest preventable cause of cancer after tobacco, every one in 12 persons worldwide suffer from either chronic Hepatitis B or chronic Hepatitis C.

While the treatment for hepatitis has advanced tremendously in last few years, it remains one of the major cause of high mortality rate in India due to lack of awareness about this killer disease. Much has been done and written about HIV andAIDS being one of the most brutal diseases to grip a person, but less is known about the fact that Hepatitis C is 100 times more deadly than HIV infection for a human body.

Symptoms of Hepatitis: 
In many cases, hepatitis causes no noticeable symptoms, so when hepatitis is caused many people are unaware that they are infected. However the symptoms may include:

- Sickness
- Muscle and joint pain
- Fever 
- Headache
- Occasionally yellowing of the eyes and skin (jaundice)

Types of Hepatitis 
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis A, caused by the hepatitis A virus, is the most common type of viral hepatitis. It is usually caused by infected food and/or water. There is no specific treatment other than using medication, such as painkillers to relieve symptoms. A vaccination can protect you against hepatitis A.

Hepatitis B
It is caused by the hepatitis B virus. The virus can be transmitted through blood and body fluids, such as semen and vaginal fluids. Unprotected sex, needle sharing, sharing razors, toothbrushes or any other material which might have visible or invisible blood on it can act as potential source of transmission of the virus. A vaccination is available for hepatitis B, which is recommended for people in high-risk groups, such as injecting drug users.

Hepatitis C
It is caused by the hepatitis C virus. This can be found in the blood and to a much lesser extent in the saliva and semen or vaginal fluid of an infected person. It is usually transmitted through blood-to-blood contact. There is currently no vaccination for hepatitis C.

Hepatitis D
It is caused by the hepatitis D virus and is present only in people already infected with hepatitis B as it cannot survive in the absence of hepatitis B virus.

Hepatitis E
This is caused by the hepatitis E virus and is generally a mild and short-term infection. It is spreadin a similar way as hepatitis A i.e. contaminated food and water. Person-to-person transmission is rare.
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7 Day flat belly diet plan

Food rules Make these changes to your diet to lose weight and get a flat tummy fast!
1 Cut the C.R.A.P: Avoid the four main food groups that cause fat to cling to our bodies: caffeine, refined sugar, alcohol and processed foods.
2 But allow yourself a weekly cheat meal. Once a week, enjoy an indulgent meal of whatever you fancy, from creamy pasta to a slice of chocolate cake with cream. As ong as you're eating clean, healthy food the rest of the time, an occasional high-fat treat actually speeds up your metabolism.
3 Take fish oil supplements: They burn fat and supply essential fatty acids.
4 Always have breakfast: Eat within one hour of waking up. If you don't have time for a proper breakfast, just grab a piece of fruit and a few nuts.
5 Don't eat after 8pm: Eating a large meal in the evening when your body is slowing down or sleeping is a bad idea for your digestion and weight.
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8 Natural Remedies for Cold

1. Drink plenty of fluids: Drinking water or juice will prevent dehydration and keep your throat moist.
2. Blow your nose often: The best way to blow your nose is to press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other, doing in proper way is important as improper methods may lead to epistaxis(bleed from the nose)
3. Inhale steam: Inhaling steam can reduce the congestion and might help you to breathe with ease. 
4. Use saline nasal sprays or make your own salt water rinse to irrigate your nose.5. Stay warm and rested.  
6. Drink hot liquids. Hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the uncomfortably inflamed membranes that line your nose and throat.
7.Gargle with warm salt water. Gargling can moisten a sore or scratchy throat and bring temporary relief.

8.Apply hot packs around your congested sinuses. You can buy reusable hot packs at a drugstore.
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Rules for Good Health

Good health is wealth. Here’s a refresh on the rules of good health.

Rule 1: Every morning, say one positive thing about yourself to yourself. This sets the tone for the day, and a day begun well is most likely to go well. Positive
messages to yourself help you improve your self-esteem. For example, a positive reaffirmation can be, “I am a kind person, so today I am going to be kind no matter what.”

Rule 2: Begin the day with two glasses of plain water and try and replace at least 50 per cent of your favourite caffeinated beverages with green tea. By switching to green tea, you get mega doses of antioxidants which are good for the heart and skin. Green tea is also easy on the stomach and the absence of caffeine keeps you calm. Also fulfill your hydration requirements by consuming soups and vegetable juices.

Rule 3: Eat a meal of sprouts every second day. They are a powerhouse of good health, good for losing weight, protecting the liver and enhancing the glow on your face. Sprouts can be made of alfalfa seeds, mung, lobhia and black channa.

Rule 4: Sleep well for at least six to eight hours a night. Sleep is like medicine for the mind and body. Sleep deprivation results in premature ageing, irritability and a short temper.

Rule 5: The total elimination of fast foods, ready to eat foods and packet foods may not be possible. But resolve to limit your consumption of these foods to just three meals a week. Such moderation will be helpful in the long run.

Rule 6: Replace 50 per cent of your flour-based food with whole grain-based food (such as dalia, unpolished rice, poha or dal with chilka). You get more minerals, protection against cancer and greater weight loss.

Rule 7: Drink alcohol in moderation( if taking), and gradually shift from potent liquor to fine wines. The maximum permissible level for health is two glasses of wine a day.

Rule 8: Exercise to destress and to tone your body. You should exercise not only for weight loss, but also to develop strong knees.

Rule 9: Laughter remains the best medicine.

Rule 10: Say your prayers and express your gratitude every day. Prayers can heal and correct every hurdle in life. 
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Health facts of Eggs

Eggs are good for health. Daily an Egg is good for health.

1.Regular Consumption of Eggs lower the risk of heart attacks and blood clots.

2. One Egg contains all 9 essential Amino acids and 6 grams of high-quality protein.

3. Eggs are rich in ' Choline ', which is an essential nutrient for brain regulation, nervous system and cardiovascular system.

4. The vitamin D present in the eggs helps to promote stronger bones and healthy teeth.

5. Regular Consumption Eggs lower the risk of developing cataracts, because of the nutrients 'Lutein' and 'Zeaxanthin' present in the eggs.

6.Eggs are great for Eyes. The nutrients "lutein' and "Zeaxanthin" present in the eggs protect the eyes from harmful ultra violet radiation. According Study, It also prevents macular degeneration.

7. Eggs contain right kind of fat. One egg contains 1.5 grams of saturated fat and 5 grams of fat only.

8. Eggs prevent different types of cancer, especially breast cancer.

9. Because of the wide variety of vitamins and high sulphur content present in the Eggs helps to promote healthy hair and nails.

10. Eggs are considered as store house of nutrients. So start your day with egg to be healthy.
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