Archive for January, 2011

You can stay young… longer

You can stay young… longer

The healthiest people I’ve ever met live in an isolated village in the Ecuadorian Andes called Vilcabamba. It blazed into world prominence in 1972 when a census showed that out of a population of 819, seven men and two women were more than 100 years old. That contrasts sharply with figures in the United States where we have fewer than 7,000 centenarians. Vilcabamba produces them at a rate 366 [...]
Nature and Health

Nature and Health

Decades back, great hearts used to sit and relax under the shade of Banyan tree and they could solve their problems as it provides a positive atmosphere of peace and contentment. People were close to nature, they were healthy and they analyzed the life deeper. But those practices have become rare in today’s busy life, crowded with the running vehicles all around. When we think of our self to [...]
Avascular necrosis natural cures

Avascular necrosis natural cures

Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a disease where there is cellular death of bone tissues due to diminished blood supply. Normally, bone continuously breaks down and rebuilds. The process of bone rebuilding takes place after an injury as well as during normal growth. But in Avascular necrosis, the healing process is usually ineffective and the bone tissues break down faster than the body can repair them. [...]
Natural cure for tonsillitis

Natural cure for tonsillitis

Two almond shaped glands situated at either side of the narrow passage where the mouth joins the throat are known as tonisls. Although until recently they were believed to be useless, their importance against guarding infection is now an established fact. The inflammation of these glands is known as tonsilitis, which develops all of a sudden with accompanying pain in swallowing and sensation of chilliness. [...]
Natural remedies for gastritis

Natural remedies for gastritis

The term gastritis is used to denote inflammation associated with mucosal injury of the stomach. When the inflammation involves the entire stomach it is called as Pangastritis. Injury to the gastric mucosa is associated with epithelial cell damage (i.e. cells that line the inner surface of the stomach) and regeneration. However, epithelial cell injury and regeneration are not always accompanied by [...]
Effects of salt on the body

Effects of salt on the body

The chemical name of the common salt is Sodium Chloride (NaCl). Sodium Chloride contains 39% of sodium, an element which never occurs in free form in nature. It is found associated with many minerals especially in plentiful amounts with chlorine. Sodium chloride when dissolved in water yields sodium in the body and found in extracellular fluids. Sodium ions make up 93% of the basic ions in the blood. [...]
Pesticides in Foods and their dangers

Pesticides in Foods and their dangers

Pesticides are poisonous chemical substances which are sprayed over crop plants to protect them from pests (harmful small animals) and diseases. These include insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, rodenticides and weedicides. The earliest chemical pesticides were nicotine, rotenone and pyrethrum from plant sources. The first synthetic pesticide was Paris Green – copper acetoarsenate – an [...]
Harmful ingredients, additives in food

Harmful ingredients, additives in food

Common Eatables and Their Harmful Ingredients The description given below only gives the harmful elements contained in the following foods but it doesn’t mean that they are totally harmful and shouldn’t be taken at all. They have got some beneficial nutrients also. That’s why their occasional use is permissible. Ice water (or chilled/refrigerated water) Ice water impairs the ability [...]
Effects of lifestyle changes on health

Effects of lifestyle changes on health

Real comfort and happiness is experienced when we are in a sound health. Although modern man has developed sophisticated machines, medical equipments and powerful medicines, he is deprived of health and therefore he is far away from happiness. He has conquered the diseases like typhoid, malaria, leprosy, tuberculosis, small pox etc. by inventing antibiotics but he is still struggling to control diseases [...]
Diet for hypertension

Diet for hypertension

High blood pressure (hypertension) is regarded as the silent killer. More and more efforts are being undertaken to deal with hypertension, more and more it is spreading. More than 38% of adult urban population (mostly males) is suffering from this monstrous disease and are victim of its dreadful complications. In fact hypertension is not a disease; it is only a symptom of poor inner health. If not [...]
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