How To Grow a Turmeric Plant

2018-10-11T21:11:20+00:00

Turmeric is a plant that produces a yellow powder which is used in almost every dishes.

It is a family of Zingiberaceae.

Turmeric has a bitter taste but when it is poured into food then the color of the food become awesome. The smell of turmeric is great.

You can grow turmeric plant in your home by doing some gardening.

In order to grow turmeric plant, a hygienic gardening is highly necessary.

Turmeric is also a herb which is used to cure pain like breaking of joints etc.

What is it good for?

  • It has many advantages. It is good for the following:
  • It can be used as medicine
  • It increases the energy of the body
  • It is good for the liver
  • It prevents the body from brain diseases
  • It protects your body from heart diseases
  • It can treat cancer
  • It can reduce depression

How to grow turmeric? 

Are you planning to grow turmeric plant? Just follow the given steps:

  1. Think of the date of planting – you should think of the proper date and day when to plant turmeric. It is recommended that you should grow turmeric in between December and March because at that time the soil remains pure and strong. You will get the best results if you grow turmeric in the cold season.
  2. Source of buying – you should think about the source from where you want to get turmeric. You can buy turmeric plant from the markets or grocery malls. Even it is found online on Amazon or eBay.
  3. Plant the turmeric in the ground – you should plant the turmeric in the ground and the ground should be free from insects. You should grow the plant with care and water the plants daily. At first, you should cut the two ends of the rhizome and then fill the ends with pure soil and then water them well.
How To Grow a Turmeric Plant 2018-10-11T21:11:20+00:00

Foods That Are Good or Healing For People That Suffer From SIBO and IBS

2018-09-05T20:32:13+00:00

In this article, we are going to treat a syndrome of recent diagnostic appearance, the Bacterial Overgrowth of the Small Intestine (SIBO) and Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Symptoms of SIBO Bacterial overgrowth:

As a consequence of the increase of bacteria in the small intestine, fermentation processes that generate gas and abdominal distension take place.

People with SIBO also experience belching, flatulence, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, malabsorption of nutrients (iron, calcium and vitamins A, D, E and B12), steatorrhea (fat and shiny stools) and intestinal permeability that it may favor the appearance of autoimmune pathologies.

These symptoms are common to other pathologies, such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease -EII- (Ulcerative Colitis, Crohns), Irritable Bowel Syndrome -III-, Intestinal Dysbiosis, etc., so it is very important that a nutritionist assess your symptoms to establish the most appropriate dietary treatment.

Predisposing factors of bacterial overgrowth Achlorhydria, may be caused by chronic gastritis or by taking many years of omeprazole or other proton pump inhibitors. Alterations of intestinal motility, such as constipation, diarrhea, post-radiotherapy colitis, intestinal obstructions, tumors, diverticulitis, adhesion’s, fistulas, etc.

Immunodeficiency, due to IgA deficiency, HIV, post-coursing complications (stenosis, loss of intestinal motility …) or derived from chronic or autoimmune diseases, deficiency of proteolytic enzymes (proteases).

Excessive consumption of alcohol, analgesics or opioid drugs. There are some systemic diseases that alter motility and are associated with SIBO, such as Parkinson’s, Systemic Sclerosis, Hypothyroidism, Cirrhosis, Celiac Disease, Morbid Obesity and Diabetes Mellitus.

Diagnosis of SIBO increases with age. The bacterial count in the small intestine can only be done through an endoscopy and subsequent culture. That is why we usually resort to breath tests.

Breath tests measure the exhaled gas (hydrogen and methane) by the bacterial metabolism after the ingestion of lactose, glucose, sucrose, xylose or lactose.

Some authors believe that this test frequently gives false positives for lactose intolerance in patients with SIBO.

Before the test, patients should be free of antibiotics for 2 weeks, avoid fiber-rich foods the day before and be fasting from 12 hours before the test. An elevation of between 15 and 20 ppm from one measurement to the other is considered positive. If the hydrogen curve is positive and that of the negative methane, the treatment of choice is Rifaximin. If the positive curve is methane or gives the two positive, the treatment of choice is Rifaximin +Neomycin or Rifaximin + Metronidazole.

It is important to know that abdominal distension associated with steatorrhea may also indicate an Endocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, an overgrowth of yeast, a parasite infection, or a hypo-chloride. Therefore it is important to make a good dynamic diagnosis.

Treatment of SIBO

Depending on the type of colonizing bacteria, antibiotic treatment is usually necessary, but nutritional treatment is key to reducing the foods that activate the bacterial overgrowth and to be able to repair the intestinal mucosa.

The antibiotic of choice is usually Ciprofloxacin 250 mg, every 12 h, for 7 days and if there is no improvement, Doxycycline, Amoxicillin / Clavulanic Acid, Metronidazole or Rifaximin can be administered. If the symptoms are reactivated less than three times a year, the treatment will be repeated (1 week per month for three months) and if they occur more than three times a year, the antibiotics will have to be alternated every month.

Probiotics do not always improve symptoms, especially if they are associated with prebiotics (insoluble fiber that activates the growth of bacteria). That is why it is very important that you put yourself in the hands of an expert, so that he prescribes the right probiotic strains. Bifidobacterium infantis works very well in my experience.

Recommended feeding in Bacterial overgrowth

First you must eliminate all sources of sugar and artificial sweeteners. Beware of the hidden sugar in your diet. In the bacterial overgrowth there is low activity of the enzyme lactase, so you should avoid lactose .

It is convenient to provide digestive enzymes to recover the acidity of the stomach and biliary and pancreatic function. You can also provide antibacterial herbal supplements such as 1 tablespoon of coconut oil at breakfast or essential oil of oregano (or spice) or thyme or pau de arco. I recommend that you follow a low diet in FODMAPS in the first phase to reduce the substrate from which the bacteria of the small intestine feed and thus facilitate the balance of the microbiota .

The acronym FODMAP comes from Fermentables, Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols.

At the beginning it is advisable to make three meals and as the symptoms improve, you can increase the intake. In a second phase, go with FODMAPs little by little, as they provide prebiotics that help to balance the microbiota.

Diet for SIBO

You should avoid the following foods: 

Fructans: artichokes, asparagus, beets, chicory, dandelion leaves, garlic (in large quantities), leeks, onions, chives (white part), broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, escarole, fennel, peas, persimmon, banana, cherimoya, watermelon, peach, wheat (in large quantities), rye (in large quantities), inulin, shiitake mushrooms.

Fructose: apple, apricot, mango, peach, pear, watermelon, cherries, blackberry, fig, pomegranate, persimmon, canned fruit, fruit juices, sweeteners with fructose, agave and corn syrup, jam without sugar, honey, coconut sugar, nuts.

Lactose: milk and dairy products, ice cream, custard, dairy desserts, kefir, cream, milk cream, condensed and evaporated milk, milk powder, yogurt, margarine, unripened soft cheese (ricotta, cottage cheese, cream, mascarpone) and milk chocolate.

Galactans: legumes and peanuts. Cooked pot lentils are better digested. Chickpeas are worse but always better than if you put them to soak and cook them at home.

Polyols: apple, apricot, peach, cherries, pear, watermelon, lychee, nectarine, plum, avocado, cauliflower, mushrooms, sweet corn, sorbitol (420), mannitol (421), isomalt (953), maltitol (965) and xylitol (967).

What can I eat for irritable bowel syndrome?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disease of the digestive system. Therefore, diet plays a crucial role in the treatment .

The impact of diet on irritable bowel syndrome has not been adequately controlled by controlled clinical trials. Many irritable bowel sufferers have their own subjective theories about which foods they tolerate and which they do not. In terms of proper nutrition in irritable bowel syndrome. There are therefore discrepancies and sometimes also misinformation.

About one in every two irritable bowel patients believe that they suffer from a certain food allergy or intolerance, although these can often not be detected medically.

More than 60 percent of sufferers limit their diet due to their own presumption of allergy or intolerance. Malnutrition can be the result. Hope make current knowledge about fermentable carbohydrates, so-called FODMAPs.

Decreasing these FODMAPs in the diet relieves the symptoms of many sufferers. It is also important to eat in quiet, attentive circumstances.

Tip:

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Which diet is irritable?

With irritable bowel syndrome, it pays to put your own diet to the test. For this purpose, nutritional protocols with a symptom diary (nutrition diary) are suitable .

If you note over a certain period of time which foods you consume and how you feel afterwards, this can provide valuable information for a balanced individual diet for irritable bowel syndrome. Irritable bowel patients have a sensitive digestion, which is why a gentle diet is recommended.

It is not only relevant what you eat, but also how, when and where .

The following general instructions should be observed in the diet:

  • small meals
  • do not eat too large portions at once mindful food
  • slow eating, conscious chewing, no distraction hydration
  • reduce alcoholic beverages, coffee and black / green tea as much as possible
  • avoid spicy, very salty, sweet, spicy, or greasy foods

What does a FODMAP-poor irritable bowel diet look like?

FODMAPs are special sugars (carbohydrates) found in certain foods.

FODMAPs include non-absorbable F ermentierbare O ligo-, D i and M onosaccharide and (and) Polyols, which are found mostly in gluten-containing foods.

It is likely that about one-third of patients with IBS are also at risk for FODMAP. FODMAPs are inadequately absorbed into the blood through the intestinal wall (resorbed) and are therefore fermented in an oversupply of the bacteria in the colon.

This leads to the formation of gases. In addition, FODMAPs are osmotic, so they draw water into the intestine, which in addition to the gas formation in addition to irritation of the intestine leads.

The interaction of these factors can lead to the typical irritable bowel symptoms, such as flatulence .

A low-FODMAP-diet can help relieve the symptoms.

Dietary fiber is recommended to incorporate non-fermentable fiber into the diet, such as psyllium .

Download now for free How to deal with food intolerance and carbohydrate malabsorption (lactose, fructose or sorbitol), if you additionally suffer from irritable bowel syndrome?

Food intolerance’s are a major nutritional challenge in irritable bowel syndrome. If there is evidence of intolerance to certain foods, they should be diagnosed with a qualified physician .

After confirming the intolerance’s, an individual’s diet can be put together. In so-called carbohydrate malabsorption, certain sugars (carbohydrates), such as lactose, may not be properly broken down in the intestine and therefore poorly absorbed into the body via the intestinal wall. This is the case, for example, with lactose intolerance and fructose intolerance .

For the clarification of carbohydrate malabsorption , for example, a H2 breath test can be performed by a doctor. This indicates an insufficient intake of carbohydrates such as lactose, fructose or sorbitol in the intestine. If malabsorption is detected, specific carbohydrates can be targeted in the irritable bowel diet be omitted (elimination diet), which may relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Should the irritable diet be wheat and gluten free?

People who suffer from Celiac disease (gluten intolerance), usually do not tolerate products that contain wheat gluten (gluten) since childhood.

Gluten is part of many common cereals , including wheat, rye, barley, spelled, and emmer and einkorn. People with Celiac disease lack certain enzymes in the gut that help digest wheat protein.

So you have no allergy to wheat, but do to their intolerance do not digest certain substances, much like people with lactose intolerance.

Nevertheless, if they take these substances to themselves, there is a sometimes dangerous intolerance reaction. In Celiac disease, the intestine can be permanently damaged by a wrong diet. In addition to gluten intolerance, in rare cases, there are people who develop symptoms directly on wheat components or through some other mechanism.

The extent to which wheat allergy or non-Celiac allergy wheat sensitivity (non-Celiac gluten sensitivity, NCGS) play a role in irritable bowel syndrome has not been fully elucidated.

What role does wheat allergy play in the irritant-friendly diet? Wheat allergy causes a reaction against various wheat proteins, such as  gliadins Amylase trypsin inhibitors (ATIs) thioredoxin Lipid transfer protein.

Some of these proteins are also contained in wheat gluten, so that after gluten and wheat products have been detected by an allergist (eg by a blood test (IgE), a skin prick test or by dietary methods), the wheat gluten-free products are dispensed with should.

However, many people with irritable bowel syndrome also report the success of a wheat and gluten-free diet, even without proof of wheat allergy, because they probably suffer from wheat sensitivity.

How is non-Celiac, non-wheat allergy, wheat sensitivity related to irritable bowel syndrome? Although both wheat allergy and Celiac disease have been excluded, there may still be incompatibilities with wheat constituents. In this case, one speaks of a wheat sensitivity, in which a close connection with the irritable bowel syndrome is suspected.

To date, however, there are no diagnostic tests for wheat sensitivity, so that the diagnosis, as in irritable bowel syndrome, an exclusion diagnosis. It is believed that gluten itself is not responsible for non-celiac non-wheat allergy wheat sensitivity.

Instead, two wheat constituents are suspected to trigger the hypersensitivity reaction, both of which are commonly associated with gluten. On the one hand, these are the so-called amylase trypsin inhibitors (ATIs) , which can lead to a hypersensitivity reaction via the innate immune system.

On the other hand, new research suggests that some people are sensitive to the so-called FODMAPs

A recent study has shown that the symptoms of irritable bowel cancer patients who have been excluded from Celiac disease are better improved by a low-FODMAP diet than by a gluten-free diet.

This has triggered a rethink in nutrition in irritable bowel syndrome.  How do I make my diet more suitable for irritable use if I react sensitively to wheat? If wheat allergy and celiac disease have been ruled out and there are still symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome after consuming wheat, many people do not dare to integrate wheat into their diet. In this case, it is worth the diet with a symptom diary (Food diary) to accompany and possibly targeted wheat into the diet and to observe the provoked symptoms (re-exposure).

Only then can it be found out if the wheat really is responsible for the symptoms. About one in five, whose symptoms improve with a wheat-free diet, is not at all sensitive to wheat itself but to the FODMAPs.

FODMAPS are found not only in different cereals, but also in pod pests, fruits and vegetables. For this reason, irritable bowel syndrome may be worthwhile to include the low-FODMAP diet in the diet. How do I recognize intolerable foods in the irritant-friendly diet?

It is not always easy to detect food intolerance’s. However, it is important not to lose heart for questioning intolerance hypotheses.

Many irritable bowel patients are prone to discomfort to make their diet very one-sided. This carries the risk of an unbalanced diet. For example, patients report that they have only fed on zucchini and rice for weeks for fear of symptoms.

Many intolerances reveal themselves promptly to the admission and are therefore easy to recognize.

However, other individual intolerances are more subtle and show up only after a considerable time interval. Certain foods, such as FODMAPs, stay in the colon for two to three days before causing symptoms. To detect such intolerances, it helps to keep a symptom diary (food diary) for a limited time.

Only then can the very personal intolerance’s be recognized.

Because unlike many food allergies , no diagnostic tests are available for incompatibilities .

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6 Helpful Ways to Boost Your Immune System

2018-08-16T19:40:18+00:00

Germs, bacteria, and other disease-causing microorganisms are everywhere. We come into contact with them everyday.

However, we do not always fall sick. That is because of the body’s immune system.

The Immune System is made up of proteins, tissues, special cells and organs that work together to fight against illness-causing microorganisms.

The result is a healthy body that is free of infections.

Your lifestyle determines how effective your immune system is in fighting viruses, germs and chronic diseases.

There are steps that you need to take all your life to keep your immune system strong and effective.

Some factors, like aging, lead to a decline in the immune system.

Therefore, it is crucial to engage in activities that boost your immune system.

Below are the things you need to boost your immune system : 

Consume A Healthy Diet:

It is crucial to have all the essential nutrients in your diet. Consume healthy proportions of proteins, vitamins, carbohydrates and minerals. Animal products and legumes are rich in protein. Vitamins C, found in most fruits, is known for its active role in boosting the immunity.

Make sure that your diet includes immune boosters like citrus fruits, broccoli, spinach, ginger, garlic, almonds, yogurt, turmeric, sunflower seeds, and chicken soup among others. You may find it hard to consume loads of fruits and vegetables everyday.

However, you can make it possible by enjoying a smoothie every morning. That supplies you with enough vitamins, minerals and energy for a day. All you need to do is try out different combinations for your smoothies.

Have Consistent Regular Exercise:

Exercise is crucial for your overall health. It helps in maintenance of a healthy body weight, lowers blood pressure and improves cardiovascular health. It promotes efficient circulation of blood. That helps antibodies and white blood cells to move freely and detect illnesses earlier.

It also flushes bacteria out of the lungs and airways. That reduces the chances of getting a flu, cold, and other related illnesses. Also, the rise in body temperature may prevent bacteria from multiplying and help the body fight potential infection better.

Make Sure you Get Adequate Sleep:

Sleep deprivation suppresses the immune system and exposes you to health and mental problems.

An adult should have between 7 and 8 hours of sleep daily.

It helps reduce stress and gives your body the physical rest it requires to remain healthy. With enough of it, your body can effectively fight bacteria infections and colds.

Ensure You’re Taking Steps to A Healthy Lifestyle:

A healthy lifestyle equals a strong immune system. Wash your hands with warm water and soap after using the restroom or changing a baby, and before handling food. Drink a moderate amount of alcohol. Too much of it dehydrates your body and weakens your immune system. Do not smoke. Smoking increases the chances of lung and throat cancer.

Drink a sufficient amount of water to keep your body hydrated.

Finally, keep stress at bay. It is true that laughter is the best medicine.

Get Regular Vaccines:

It is crucial to get the flu, pneumococcal and meningococcal vaccines every year. Persons above the age of 50 should also get the shingles vaccine.

They help the body fight specific bacteria and viruses. With that, you remain healthy even during an outbreak.

Take Daily Supplements:

It is hard to get all the nutrients your body needs through what you eat. It is possible to miss one or two things. Therefore, you should supplement your diet with vitamins and minerals.

Take probiotics, Garlic, Zinc, Vitamin D, and Vitamin C among others.

That covers for those nutrients that you might not find in your everyday diet.

It is your job to give your immune system the boost it requires to work efficiently. With that, you will fall ill less often and enjoy your life.

However, even with a strong system, it is crucial to stay away from sick people and disinfect surfaces in your house once in a while.

A little prevention can go a long way.

6 Helpful Ways to Boost Your Immune System 2018-08-16T19:40:18+00:00

6 Tips with Easy to Digest Foods

2018-08-16T19:45:08+00:00

Digestive problems are becoming more problematic in people. Certain digestive symptoms include: heartburn, diarrhea, bloating, gas, stomach pains and cramps. Certain foods will help with the digestive process, while some hurt and slow down the process.

The following list are some helpful tips that will assist in a healthy digestive process:

  1. Include more fiber in your diet to avoid constipation. A diet with fiber can encourage digestion and avoid constipation. You should go for the prescribed dietary admission of 30mg of fiber daily. For a proper digestion, you require fiber from an assortment of sources, for example, whole meal, bread, brown rice, fruits, beans, and oats.
  2. Drink a lot of liquids to help absorption. It’s essential to continue drinking, particularly water. It empowers the digestion of waste through your digestive system. Without liquid, the fiber can’t carry out its activity, which can lead to constipation. A decent method to ensure you’re getting enough liquids is to drink a glass of water after every meal.
  3. Cut down on fat for a healthy gut. Fatty sustenance’s, for example, chips, burgers and broiled nourishment’s, are harder to digestion and can cause pain in the stomach. Reduce greasily fried nourishment’s to facilitate your stomach’s workload. Attempt to eat more lean meat and fish, drink skimmed milk, and flame broil as opposed to fried nourishment’s.
  4. Reduce spice to avoid belly inconveniences A lot of people love spicy nourishment and it doesn’t affect their digestive system. Others discover their belly is disturbed when they have hot sustenance. If spicy sustenance’s give you acid re-flux, stomach pain, or looseness of the bowels, reduce the amount of use.
  5. Be careful about gut side effect triggers. Acidic nourishment’s, for example, tomatoes, citrus organic products, a plate of mixed greens, dressings, and fizzy beverages can cause heartburn, while at the same time wheat and onions may cause bowel disorder. If you can’t process lactose (the sugar in the drain), you’ll create loose bowels by drinking milk or eating dairy items, including cream, cheddar, yogurt and chocolate. Endeavor to avoid nourishment’s and beverages that trigger your stomach related indications.
  6. Pick the correct beverages to ease digestion. Beverages with caffeine, for example, espresso, colas, tea and some fizzy beverages, assist in corrosivness in the stomach, heartburn in some people. Fizzy beverages, as a rule, tend to swell the stomach, which can likewise prompt acid re-flux. Pick drinks that aren’t fizzy and don’t contain caffeine, for example, homegrown teas, drain and plain water.

Attempt eating more yogurt for your tummy.

Probiotics are alleged, “agreeable microscopic organisms” that additionally happen normally in the gut and have been connected to a wide range of digestive medical advantages.

You can also take a good probiotic, which is good for your digestive health.

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Here Is What You Ought to Know About Low FODMAP Diet

2018-08-17T16:25:12+00:00

Here Is What You Ought to Know About Low FODMAP Diet

The term FODMAP, refers to various types of carbohydrates present in our food items. Individuals suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), Crohns Disease, IBD (irritable bowel disease) and other types of digestive disorders are not able to absorb these carbohydrates primarily because of their “short-chain” chemical structure.

FODMAP is an abbreviation for:

Fermentable- by bacteria in the large bowel.

Oligosaccharides- Fructans and Galacto-Oligosaccharides

Disaccharides- Lactose

Monosaccharides- Fructose (in excess of glucose)

And

Polyols- e.g. Sorbitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Xylitol

The Low FODMAP Diet:     

Food items consisting of FODMAPs are not absorbed properly in our small intestine, and individuals struggling with such diseases like IBS, IBD, Crohns Disease, can start suffering from different types of conditions including diarrhea, cramps, weight loss, constipation, and anemia. These folks often try to overcome these conditions by sticking to a low FODMAP diet.

The course starts with an elimination stage of 2 to 6 weeks duration, in which all types of high FODMAP foods are taken away from the diet. It is not easy to follow this diet given that lots of food items out there consist of FODMAPs.

Some of these foods include the following: 

  • Vegetables such as asparagus, garlic, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, mushrooms, and onions
  • Fruits including apples, nectarines, cherries, plums, prunes, dried fruit, pears, fruit juice, mangoes, and persimmons
  • Grains including rye and wheat
  • Dairy including soft cheese and ice cream
  • Beans and legumes including chickpeas, lentils, kidney beans, and baked beans

Guidance is provided by a certified dietitian at the time of the elimination phase who recommends using a food journal to monitor the intake of food items and also correlate symptoms. The dietitian will formulate a well-balanced meal plan depending on these results intended for reducing the IBS symptoms over time.

 

Avoid over restricting your diet:    

Unless advised by any medical practitioner, it would be prudent not to put any additional pressure on yourself by eliminating more food items given that this low FODMAP diet, which is quite restrictive by itself. Make it a point to combine this low FODMAP diet with other types of restrictive diets including ketogenic diet, and paleo diet. However, always consult with your dietitian before making any decision to combine diets.

Always bear in mind to talk to your dietitian whether it would be sensible for you to start the low FODMAP diet. Also, do not forget that the stringent low FODMAP phase is going to last only for 2 to 6 weeks, following which it will be possible for you to reintroduce FODMAPs.

Here Is What You Ought to Know About Low FODMAP Diet 2018-08-17T16:25:12+00:00

Why Probiotics Are Good For Your Health

2018-08-17T16:28:59+00:00

Keeping a healthy, strong immune system is crucial to optimal health.

Our immune system is our key defense against infection and disease, especially as we age. Our modern diets are seriously lacking the beneficial bacteria and flora that the gut needs in order to stay balanced.

Regular use of yogurt which, is a food containing probiotics improves the intestine’s immunologic barrier, which fortifies the body’s protection against pathogens. It also helps to balance our gut bacteria, which can be sent off balance by stress, inflammation, surgery or injury, illness, age or antibiotics.

Notice the prefix in that word: “anti.” Antibiotics kill both bad and good bacteria, so it is vital to re-balance it when taking this medication.

Right now, yogurt use is being clinically shown to improve intestinal conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis and Crohn’s disease (CD).

Probiotic bacteria produce metabolites, such as the conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), that demonstrate powerful anti-inflammatory effects. This gives great hope to those people suffering from these intestinal diseases because traditional medical treatments are somewhat disappointing.

In these conditions, it is thought that the intestines become inflamed due to the body’s immune reaction against its own intestinal tissue. This inflammatory response can be triggered by a pathogen or an antigen (allergy).

Seventy percent of the body’s natural immune defenses are found in the gut, so it makes sense to supplement with a probiotic featuring beneficial digestive enzymes in order to strengthen our body’s defense systems. In fact, you have ten times more gut bacteria than you do human body cells.

CLA has also been demonstrated to have an effect on our T cells, which are necessary for fighting off infections.

Why supplement with a probiotic if there are already thousands of species of microorganisms in the gut?

Many of these microorganisms are transient and must be replaced on a regular basis. This is crucial not only for optimal health but especially for those suffering from intestinal inflammation diseases.

For these people, probiotic bacteria in yogurt can normalize gut mucosal dysfunction, alleviate inflammation and reduce hypersensitivity reactions.

Recent lab studies have shown that when probiotic diversity in the gut was increased, the gut pathology decreased.

This shows us that eating yogurt, which is a healthy probiotic food that encourages healthy gut flora, which in turn helps us improve our digestive health.

Additionally, studies have shown promise in using CLA to hinder the growth of tumors in colon tissues.

As you can see, the regular use of probiotics can feed our immune systems as well as greatly alleviate the body’s responses that cause inflammatory intestinal
conditions.

These will not be complete until I mention a simple yogurt recipe for those concerned on their gut health.

Blue cheese yogurt dip:

Best with buffalo wings or your preferred grilled veggies and meats. A small portion of this blue cheese yogurt dip goes a long way!

Ingredients:

-1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
-1/2 cup sour cream
-1 cup Greek yogurt
-1/2 tsp paprika powder
-Salt and pepper to taste

PROCEDURE:
-Whip together all the ingredients minus the blue cheese continuously till the blend is creamy and creamy.
-In case the blend is thick, add 1or 2 tablespoons of buttermilk extricate the mixture.
-Now add the crumbled blue cheese and wrap it through the dip to guarantee that even the small pieces are fairly diffused.
-This dip is best served with chilled with barbeque ribs or buffalo wings or your preferred grilled veggies. Supplementing with probiotics can give health and hope. By making changes today, you can start strengthening your immune system and have a healthier gut.

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Nuts and Why They Are So Healthy!

2018-08-16T19:30:45+00:00

Nuts are basically seeds with a hard shell.

Since Americans consume much less than the daily recommended 28 grams of fiber per 2000 calories, nuts are a good tasty source of fiber that can you help meet this goal.

For example, a serving of pistachio nuts, almonds, or hazelnuts provide you with about 3 grams of dietary fiber.

These nuts offer more dietary fiber than the amount found in a plum, in a medium tomato, or in a serving of grapes. The fiber found in a serving of nuts is about the same amount as in a serving of oatmeal.

They are good to snack on because the fiber found in nuts helps you feel full quickly. A bonus, if you are wishing to lose or maintain your current weight, these are great to munch on.

Nuts are very rich in energy and are nutrient loaded.

They are a great source of Monounsaturated-Fatty Acids (MUFAs), that help in lowering LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increases the HDL or “good cholesterol.”

Many researchers suggest a diet that is rich in MUFAs to prevent coronary arteries diseases, stroke because it favors a healthier blood lipid profile.

Nuts are also great sources of all the vital omega-3 acids. Although not definite recent evidence suggests that omega -3 fatty acids can bring down the chances of high blood pressure,the coronary arteries diseases, stroke and breasts, colon and the prostate cancer.

Nut, seed, as well as their butter are likewise good tasting sources of many vital nutrient, including proteins, fiber, zinc, folic acid, potassium ,copper. Nuts have it all!

Most individuals avoid nuts, seeds, and the butter due to concern about the too high calories and fat, or for concerns about nut allergies.

A tablespoon (half ounce) of seed or nut butters has approximately 80-100 calories. Nuts and seeds butters have about 7 grams – 10 grams of the fat in the tablespoon, although most of it is unsaturated fat( the good fat).

“The best defense is a good offense” is an adage that has been applied to numerous endeavors. Apply this practice to nut allergies also. It is always important for you to know what you are eating.

If you are allergic to nuts, then reading the food labels is your best way to stay safe. Read the label carefully to know if it says “Contains: Nuts” or “Contains: Peanuts” on the ingredients list. Before you indulge look for word clues such as artificial nuts, nuts of any sort including coconut, or nut butters ingredients.

Finally, nuts are one the Creator’s many gifts to us.

Nuts are so friendly you can carry them along with you wherever you go.

There is no need for special containers to carry them in.

A pocket, purse, or snack bag is all you need.

Nuts have long a shelf life, and unlike fruits and vegetables, they are not easily perishable, and they require no refrigeration. Also there is no need to worry about preparation or reheating. In fact, nuts hardly need a kitchen.

Almost all of the varieties of nuts we eat and enjoy come in safe envelopes (shells). There is nothing to worry too much about contamination or handling issues. Just clean your hands and grab the healthy-looking nuts of your choice and enjoy.

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The Super-fruit for Weight Loss that’s always in Disguise

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If you’re from the UK or love drinking hot tea just to relax and enjoy yourself, then chances are you have already known the tea called Earl Grey or Lady Grey (but please, not Sasha Grey).

But the tea is not important. what’s important is the ingredients found in Earl Grey. I am talking of Bergamot. Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is the ingredient that gives Earl Grey that distinct, sweet aroma.

How does it work?  Why is it a Super Fruit?

Don’t worry. Relax. Have yourself a cup of tea. (Preferably Earl Grey) I will tell you all about it.

BERGAMOT SCRAPED, NOT SERVED

Bergamot is a citrus fruit much like a lemon so I doubt you could eat the fruit directly. But that is not what’s important. What’s important about the fruit is it’s skin.

The skin of the fruit is scraped off much like from a lemon and then processed to make it’s essential oil. Once you have this essential oil, WOW! You just have something more precious than gold when you know the benefits and healing properties of that essential oil. Adding a few drops of this essential oil in your favorite drink is all you need to do.

LOSING WEIGHT WITH BERGAMOT

Okay, now we go to our main reason. According to Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABPM, Bergamot aids in the metabolism by breaking simple sugars like glucose (the main component of carbohydrates) and make your body burn calories much faster.

It also promotes good bowel movement and prevent constipation. But that’s not all bergamot is known for.

There are more reasons why this powerful fruit is so invaluable.

BERGAMOT ESSENTIAL OIL IS LIKE SUPERMAN’S YELLOW SUN

Bergamot essential oil has a variety of ways that could help benefit you, the average human being much like Superman is a benefit to humankind. Bergamot essential oil can regulate the blood sugar of a diabetic person, it is specially effective on the skin because it can remove acne and heal wounds more effectively.

It can also help cure cancer. YES, CANCER!

Skin cancer to be exact (Mycosis fungoides) with the help of an Ultraviolet (UV) light for treatment. But wait! There’s more!

THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BERGAMOT

How? Well, let’s talk about Medical Science for a bit.

Bergamot has the chemicals named melitidin and butieridin that can lower a person’s cholesterol level.

We all know Cholesterol is fat now, right?

Okay. Now there’s two kinds of cholesterol the Good Cholesterol or High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and the Bad Cholesterol or Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL). Bergamot Promotes the good kind of cholesterol in our body and melts away the unwanted fat or LDL.

The HDL helps clean the arteries from plaque or fatty deposits that is left on the walls of the arteries. And the plaque here, my friend, is the main reason why people get heart attacks and strokes.

A little warning though. Superman might get his powers from the sun, but Bergamot certainly doesn’t. It must me kept away from direct sunlight because the chemical compounds would react and may become harmful to people.

Scientists are still finding new ways that this fruit can benefit humankind. Maybe in the end, we could unlock the fruit’s full potential.

(Next Step: Try the New Lipo-Therm 100. A Capsicum Extract that helps boost metabolism.)

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Yogurt and It’s Massive Probiotic Health Benefits

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If you are a health enthusiast, then you’ve most probably come across the term “probiotics”

These are microorganisms, especially bacteria (good bacteria) that are found in different food products and are believed to offer great health benefits to the body.

Nobel laureate Élie Metchnikoff was the first persons to do substantial research on the subject and found out that peasants from Bulgaria generally lived longer due to the extensive consumption of yogurt and yogurt-based foods.

This is to say that probiotics have the potential to lengthen life. These claims have been confirmed by later studied done by reputable organizations such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the British Journal of Nutrition.

As stated earlier, one of the best sources of probiotics is yogurt and yogurt-based foods.

Probiotics found in yogurt or kefir, include Lactobacillus and Streptococcus among other strains. It is a well-known fact that these two types of bacteria are essential towards maintaining a balance of bacteria in the body that promotes a healthy digestive system and boosts the immune system.

The spokesperson for the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics stated that probiotics especially those found in yogurt are critical in the maintenance of a healthy immune and gastrointestinal system. The gut system contributes to over 70% of the body’s immune system and thus maintaining a healthy gut is essential to the body. Probiotics offer this much-needed boost to the gut’s immune system.

Multiple studies have found yogurt and the probiotics found in it to have the following health benefits:

1. Prevention of allergies: Yogurt is great for the prevention of allergies especially in children. A few scoops of that tasty dairy product will go a long way in preventing frequent visits to the hospital.

2. Prevention and relief from diarrhea: One well-known fact is that yogurt is good for preventing diarrhea especially when it is caused by bacterial infections. Considering that over 20% of all illnesses are treated using antibiotics which are known to cause diarrhea in some patients, you should definitely introduce yogurt to your daily diet especially when using antibiotics.

3. Alleviating gastro-intestinal discomforts: Do you regularly suffer from gastrointestinal (or quite simply gut related) complications? Well, then you most likely are lacking the essential probiotics in your body. Some of the most common discomforts that are prevented and treated by yogurts include constipation, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome and recurrent abdominal pains.

4. Treating vitamin deficiencies: If you suffer from a lack of Vitamin K, B12 or folic acid, then a few ounces of yogurt a day could be your saving grace. The probiotics boost the productions of these vitamins in the body for a healthier you.

5. Regulation of cholesterol: Cholesterol is a major talk in modern-day health and fitness forums. Too much bad cholesterol and you could be on the way to much more serious health complications.

Probiotics reduce the production and accumulation of bad cholesterol as stated by the Journal of Dairy Science.

In summary, yogurt has been proven to have a ton of health benefits and as someone who cares about the health and well-being of your body, you should start consuming this magic dairy product regularly so as to reap the associated benefits.

(Next Step: Support Your Gut Microbiome With a Potent Dose of The Friendly Probiotic Bacteria. Try Restora Flora.)

Yogurt and It’s Massive Probiotic Health Benefits 2018-08-16T20:04:25+00:00

Health Benefits of Camu Camu

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Camu Camu comes from a small bushy tree that grows along the riverbanks within the rain-forests of the countries such as Peru and Brazil.

Depression is a serious illness which affects the overall health and well-being of a person. It affects them mentally and physically.

Mental depression symptoms can cause individuals to feel sad, lonely, and unable to cope with daily events. It can affect them physically in that it can cause them to overeat, be unable to concentrate, be angry, have a lack of energy and experience mood swings.

Over the years, camu camu has been successfully used to treat depression and a host of other problems. Many people want alternatives to prescribed antidepressants either because they don’t respond well to the drugs or drugs they are taking or they are not effective for their condition. Some experience very unpleasant side effects or they fail to get any benefit from the drugs.

Some herbs can work wonders for depression. The primary benefits of using herbs for depression as opposed to prescription drugs is that they are cheaper, safer and rarely cause side effects.

Some of the Health benefits of Camu Camu is a very unique tropical rain-forest plant which helps to curb depression.

It is an adaptogenic plant which means it provides a variety of benefits to the body. Camu Camu bears small red/purple berries which are naturally tangy and somewhat sweet.

Camu Camu provides so many benefits for the body that it is often referred to as a super-food. It is known for having the highest amount of vitamin C than any other plant. The benefits of vitamin C is that it protects the nervous system. The nervous system includes all the nerves running throughout your body which control multiple functions. The significant amount of vitamin C plus the other compounds of this berry nourishes and protects of brain providing help for those dealing with depression.

It helps to promote relaxation and improve overall mental health. Many people get fast results once they begin using it Camu Camu is said to be very effective in curing the symptoms of depression as compared to other natural herbs.

Several research studies prove that Camu Camu supplements can effectively improve depression disorder. Various herbs and spices that are available naturally are known to cure chronic mental health problems like a headache, pain, and depression.

One should only resort to natural herbs after consulting from a mental expert since she or he can help the patient to get right information concerning side effects and best alternatives.

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