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Fighting Symptoms of Inflammation Through Diet

Fighting Symptoms of Inflammation Through Diet

The symptoms of inflammation are a result of the natural response of your immune system to tissue damage or invasion of your tissues by pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. The initial result of the inflammatory response is often dilation of your capillaries to permit the large macrophages, or white blood cells, to reach the affected area resulting in fluid leakage into your surrounding tissues [...]
Foods that cause inflammation

Foods that cause inflammation

Inflammation. Your body’s way of protecting you. Redness, swelling and pain are just outward signs of what most of us think of as inflammation. In fact, these are just symptoms of the actual problem, infection or injury; the immune system’s way of asking for help. The first step is for the body to summon the white blood cells, those “fighters” of the immune system that step in to [...]
Anti inflammation foods

Anti inflammation foods

The human body usually reacts to infection or irritation through a swelling, redness or pain, which are inevitable signs of inflammation. Infection and inflammation therein need not be caused only when we hurt ourselves. Studies of late reveal that consuming wrong foods can cause inflammation within the body. Obesity by itself can trigger off inflammation.
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. [...]
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 [...]
Acidic alkaline balance in diet

Acidic alkaline balance in diet

THE FOOD LAWS If you don’t know the basic food laws for good nutrition, you should learn them. Its noted that the proportions have to be a certain way in the body. Every day, we should eat servings of six vegetables, two fruits, one starch, and one good protein. When these proportions are adhered to, you will have achieved an 80 percent alkaline/20 percent acid diet. Your 20 percent acid comes [...]
Harmful effects of salt on health

Harmful effects of salt on health

Despite the progress of science, the correction of dietetic errors and the various advanced methods of treatment for disease, sickness and death pursue their relentless path from month to month and year to year. Although exhaustive research on bacteria has proved effective to a great extent in coping with many diseases, it has been futile in the handling of maladies of baffling character, and now the [...]
Dietetics, nutrition and Digestive disorders

Dietetics, nutrition and Digestive disorders

Naturopathy is a drugless, non-invasive, rational and evidence-based system of medicine, imparting treatments with natural elements, based on the Theory of Vitality, Theory of Toxemia, Theory of Self-Healing capacity of the body and the Principles of Healthy Living.
Illnesses and foods to avoid

Illnesses and foods to avoid

Diet therapy in different illnesses is a big subject and deserves a complete book in itself. This chapter only touches it briefly for general guidance of readers. Readers who want to go into more details had better refer separate books pertaining to these illnesses. Acne o Cut down chocolates and sweets, highly salted snacks and extra sugar. o Eat plenty of shellfish, nuts etc., for zinc and fresh [...]
Healthy liver – naturally

Healthy liver – naturally

Food is the most important factor for a healthy liver. What we eat, when do we eat, why do we eat, and how much do we eat? These are crucial. Our food should not put a load in the liver. We must eat those food which aid in the function of good quality of blood and glucose. We must realise that the main aim of food intake is to give us energy and health. Junk food, fried food spicy food, maida, products, [...]
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