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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Get Healthy and Shiny Hair

  • The first thing you should do is to massage your head every day for 10 to 15 minutes daily. Just utilise your fingers and not your nails, and then rub in small circles. Begin from the base of the head and reach the front area of the head. This straightforward back rub will advance hair development.
  • If you wish to bring back life and sparkle to your hair you can wash it with the juice of 1 lemon and some water. This will take liveliness back to your dry and dull hair. Another tip is rubbing one egg yolk on your hair, and then leaving it to work for an hour before washing it off with cold water.
  • To help energize the development of solid strands, rub your hair with olive oil and after that brush your hair tenderly with a good quality brush. Try not to brush your hair when wet as it can harm it. A wide toothed brush will help to develop longer strands.
  • If you get your strands trimmed consistently, then it will help to advance hair development. Regardless of whether you just cut the tips it will avoid harm and expel split ends. A few specialists say that if you sleep on one side more than the other, that side will develop longer and quicker. This is because of the daily massaging of the scalp on the cushion that elevates blood stream to the scalp, resulting in hair development.
  • If you have curd in your home, apply it on your strands, wrap your hair in a towel for an hour and after that wash it out with a high quality shampoo. This will keep the split ends from happening. However, people who have lost hair completely cannot get the desired results from these natural tricks to grow hair. They need to get a hair transplant to achieve healthy strands once again.
  • Using an egg on your hair is a fantastic method to provide nourishment and sparkle. Apply a whipped egg at least once a week and after that wash with gentle shampoo.
  • Utilising Coconut drain is another extraordinary method to advance hair development. Just rub a small amount of coconut milk to your strands and attempt to keep it on overnight, and then wash out the next morning. This will enable your hair to develop longer, thicker and make it delicate and sparkling.

Prevent Obesity

  • One of the easiest ways to prevent obesity is to never skip a meal, least of all breakfast. If you skip breakfast, you will tend to overeat and consequently put on weight later.
  • Control portion sizes. Rather than eat large meals at infrequent intervals, eat small meals at regular intervals, so you are never starving.
  • Don’t take recourse to fad diets because they are not sustainable. Eat balanced meals that are low on calories and high on nutrients. Include all food types in the meal, from fruits and vegetables to whole-grain foods.
  • Steer clear of carbonated drinks, empty calories and junk food. Drink enough water, eight glasses a day.
  • Eat lots of high-fibre food because it has fewer calories, and hardly any fat. Digestion of fibre-rich food is slow, and your blood sugar level is balanced. You won’t feel hungry often if you eat fibre-rich food.
  • When you eat out, you can easily choose healthier options. Gorge on salads or soups and go slow on the main course or dessert.
  • Get adequate protein because you don’t want to lose muscle. Eat soya, a protein bar or peanuts. But don’t overdo the protein bit, as it could put you at risk for kidney related problems.
  • Don’t binge – there are situations when eating becomes a replacement for anger, sadness or extreme joy. Also, identify your triggers, and keep track of what you eat or how much you eat under certain situations. Don’t eat while watching a game on television, for instance.
  • Get regular exercise. Exercising moderately for at least 30 minutes every day will keep those calories at bay. You could take up a fun form of exercise such as Zumba or dancing.
  • Having a partner for exercise helps because it brings in a sense of motivation and accountability. You can exchange notes and push each other to achieve your targets.
  • Keep track of your weight, so you detect how much weight you have gained early on, and lose it before it becomes a huge problem.
  • Get enough sleep, because lack of sleep can make you put on the pounds.

All about Feet Injuries and Podiatrists

Talking to a doctor is a great idea if you have a health condition, such as diabetes. Similarly, if you have a cardiac disease, you should consult a specialist.

Here, it is important to note that you should never use home remedies to treat some serious foot problems. Instead, you should see a good doctor. Below is a list of such problems:

· Deformities

· Fracture

· Severe sprains

· Animal bite

· Psoriasis

· Pinched nerve

· Kaposi’s sarcoma

· Lump in the foot

· Unexplained swelling, pain and tenderness

When To See A Podiatrist?

Apart from these situations, the decision of seeing a doctor depends upon some other factors as well, such as the duration of the pain or discomfort. If you have severe pain, you should know that you have a serious problem to deal with. In order to pinpoint the actual cause of the pain, we suggest that you consult a specialist.

If the pain doesn’t go away in a few days, and you still have pain, swelling, itching and discoloration in addition to other problems, we suggest that you get in touch with a good podiatrist.

If you don’t know, podiatrists are specialists. They diagnose and treat problems associated with feet. You can see the term “DPM” next to their name, which is short for Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Not all podiatrists treat all types of feet problems. As a matter of fact, some doctors treat only sports injuries.

Ho to choose a doctor?

So, how can you choose a podiatrist? Well, before you hire the services of one, you have to take into account all the factors that you would have considered when hiring a good doctor. What you need to do is talk to other patients who used the services of one before.

When you see the doctor, you should ask relevant questions until you are satisfied. You should ask him about his experience and affiliations with the hospitals. Ideally, we suggest that you choose a board-certified professional in your area. If you need recommendations, you may want to go to a major hospital.

How to prevent foot injuries

Well, you can do a few things in order to reduce your chances of foot injury. First of all, make sure you buy only high quality shoes. The shoes should fit you. If they don’t, you won’t feel comfortable in your feet. Aside from this, make sure you walk or run carefully.

Leptin

The following are important functions of leptin:

• Primarily, leptin regulates food intake and body weight. It acts on the specific receptors in the hypothalamus to inhibit appetite. When fat mass decreases, the level of plasma leptin falls so that appetite is stimulated until the fat mass is recovered. There is also a decrease in body temperature and energy expenditure is suppressed. Conversely, when fat mass increases, so do leptin levels, thereby suppressing appetite until weight loss occurs. Thus leptin regulates energy intake and fat stores so that weight is maintained within a relatively narrow range.

• Leptin also seems to play an important role in modulating the onset of puberty. For example, undernourished and thin girls take longer to reach puberty than normal girls. Thin girls often fail to ovulate or release an egg from an ovary during menstruation cycles. Reproductive growth and fat stores are, therefore, vital in the regulation of reproduction.

Leptin resistance –

Besides many factors involved in the causation of obesity, an important factors is leptin resistance. Many believe that leptin resistance is the leading driver of fat gain in humans.

The main function of leptin is sending a signal to the brain, “telling” it how much fat is stored in the body’s fat cells. Since leptin is primarily produced by fat cells, obese people have very high levels of leptin. Given the way leptin is supposed to work, these people shouldn’t be eating because their brain should know that they have plenty of energy stored. But the problem is that the leptin signal is not working. As a result, there’s a whole lot of leptin floating around that the brain doesn’t “see” that it is there. This condition is known as leptin resistance. It is now believed to be the main biological abnormality in human obesity.

Therefore, leptin resistance makes the brain change our behavior in order to regain fat that the brain thinks is missing. The brain thinks that we must eat so that we don’t starve to death. Simultaneously, the brain also thinks we need to conserve energy, so it makes us feel lazier and thus makes us burn fewer calories at rest.

Losing weight reduces fat mass, which leads to a significant reduction in leptin levels. When leptin goes down, this leads to hunger, increased appetite, reduced motivation to exercise and decreased amount of calories burned at rest. Basically, the reduced leptin makes the brain think it is starving and so it initiates all sorts of powerful mechanisms to regain that lost body fat.

In other words, the brain actively defends the higher amount of fat mass by compelling us to eat back the lost weight. That is the main reason why yo-yo diets fail to yield the results as the dieters lose a significant amount of fat, only to gain it back.

How to regulate leptin hormone? –

Though leptin resistance is a complex problem, it is not an irreversible one. The following factors will help improve leptin response:

• Reduce sugar and fructose consumption – Minimize using simple starches, refined foods, sugar and fructose. Fructose is a major contributor to insulin and leptin resistance. Fructose disrupts the signals of insulin and leptin, generally by over-taxing the liver because fructose is primarily shuttled to the liver for processing, whereas glucose is primarily shuttled to muscle and fat cells. By reducing the consumption of white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup, we allow liver to do other things like burning fat

• Don’t skip breakfast- Your breakfast should include largely protein and healthy fats. This promotes satiety and gives the body the building blocks to build the hormone.

• Optimize sleep – Try to be in bed by ten o’clock in the night. Take steps to optimize your sleep.

• Avoid frequent eating- When you are constantly eating, even small amounts during the day, it keeps your liver working and doesn’t give hormones a break. Try to space meals at least 3-4 hours apart and don’t eat for at least 3-4 hours before bed. This includes drinks with calories but herbal teas, water, coffee or tea without cream or sugar is fine.

• Exercise regularly- Your workout should include both aerobic exercise and strength training.

• Take more Omegs-3s – Take more Omega-3s by consuming fish, grass fed meats, chia seeds and minimize your Omega-6 consumption by consuming less of vegetable oils, conventional meats, grains, etc. to get lower inflammation and help support healthy leptin levels.