Until this very day, different parts of the papaya plants, which includes the fruit, dried fruit, papaya leaves, dried leaves, stems, seeds, and roots have long been used as ingredients in alternative medicine. The papaya leaves are usually used for the treatment of fever, pyrexia, diabetes, gonorrhea, syphilis, inflammation and as a dressing for septic wounds. It is believed that papaya leaves contain substances responsible for the production of platelets. Although untested herbal medicines can be a potential risk, many people believe the papaya leaf juice extract can accelerate the increase of platelet among patients with dengue fever.
Kidney stones are the hard, crystalline mineral material formed within the kidney or urinary tract, called as nephrolithiasis. They are hard deposits made of minerals and salts that form inside your kidneys. Even though most kidney stones will pass through the ureter to the bladder on their own with time, you must understand that diet is a major factor in its process of stone formation. Often, the stones form when the urine becomes concentrated, which makes the minerals to crystallize and stick together. Depending on your situation, you may need nothing more than to take pain medication and drink lots of water to pass a kidney stone.
Do you know what triglycerides are? We all know that this is part of the lipid panel test, especially when you have problems with the blood pressure and diabetes, but do you know what causes it? Triglycerides are a type of fat lipid found in your blood that your blood readily absorbs after you eat. Triglycerides are fats, but are not cholesterol. You should not confuse the two, because they are not the same and cannot be used interchangeably in any discussion, in any way.
Has the question of, “Do I really need a diet supplement”, actually occurred in your mind? A multivitamin is one great, easy way to make up for your nutritional shortfalls, but it has never been medically and scientifically and will never be considered as a replacement of a good nutritious meal. Taking more diet supplements than what you need can turn out to be more expensive and may increase your risks. Some dietary supplements may increase your risk of bleeding and some also interact with certain prescription drugs in ways that might cause problems.
Dehydration can be damaging to your anti aging skincare, but drinking too much water can also result in the depletion of your potassium, which is a form of electrolyte essential for a number of bodily functions. Electrolytes regulate the nerve and muscle function, hydrate the body, balance blood acidity and pressure, and help rebuild damaged tissue. The electrolyte levels can change in relation to the water levels in the body plus other factors, which can directly impact having too high or too low electrolytes in the blood.
A new study about sleep published that an average of 6 hours sleep is no different than what our ancestors had even before we were born! These days, every human being, child and adult are getting less sleep, due to long working hours, longer travel time, television, social media, and the internet. The new study suggests that people living in an industrialized region do not get any more or less sleep than those living in primitive societies.
Have you known that the key to boosting your body’s defenses and be disease free is eating more cruciferous vegetables? Simply experience living without the costly sick days and annoying trips to clinics, by just eating more cruciferous vegetables. If you want to be on top of your health, then focus on boosting your immune system with the right nutrition. For someone without a well-functioning immune system, a mild infection can hang on for weeks, worse yet, it can develop into serious consequences, such as a heart damage or a nerve paralysis, or it can blossom into a difficult to treat bacterial infection, such as life threatening pneumonia.
Do you believe in healing through nutrition? Have you ever heard about the famous saying, “Let food be your medicine”? With nutrition and the right combination of foods, nothing is impossible with a good diet meal plan. Many would want a holistic approach for disease intervention, but do not know how it is done. In taking charge of your health, you should know better than to pay attention to what you eat!
Amazing, but how much sleep you get and how well you sleep is profoundly affected by how much light you have been exposed to during daytime. It means maintaining a day to day natural exposure to daylight, and being in total darkness at night is critical in achieving optimal health and a sound sleep regardless of your diet and exercise. Your quality of sleep has a lot to do with light and darkness.
The ability of fluoride to damage the brain reminds me of the movie I just saw – zombies! Several studies claimed the overexposure in varying levels can damage the human brain (not yet a zombie) and reduce intelligence or develop an impaired capacity to learn. Water fluoridation and putting fluoride in toothpaste have been creating debates around communities across the world. Is this toxic fertilizer byproduct used to prevent caries and tooth decay doing us harm?