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The many benefits of Chia seeds.

Introduction:

Chia is an edible seed that comes from Mexico and Guatemala. The name chia translates to “strength,” which is why chia seeds are a common source of energy.

Benefits of Chia on the Skin:

They Make An Amazing Facemask:

Chia seeds are a fantastic regimen your face. Chia seeds mask will help soothe inflammation and eliminate acne. Regular use of a chia seeds mask will make the skin radiant.

Repair the Skin And Delay Aging:

Chia seeds contain anti-oxidants that speedily repair the skin and keep you looking fresh and young.

They help your hair grow and glow:

Chia seeds are high in protein that your hair needs to grow. If you incorporate Chia seeds in your diet, the hair growth is good.  Chia seeds have all the necessary amino acids to make your hair shine and remain healthy and radiant. Chia seeds are packed with iron, zinc and copper and prevent greying of the hair>

Help With Digestion:

Besides helping the outer body, chia seeds are also great for the digestive system. These seeds contain a lot of good fibre which is essential for effective digestion.

Great for the Health of Your Heart:

Chia seeds help regulate the heart issues like blood pressure and cholesterol and soothe inflammation. The high linoleic acid content in chia seeds is helping your body absorb vitamins A, K, E and D and improve the metabolic function of the heart.

Helps Treat Diabetes:

Chia seeds contain linoleic acid as earlier mentioned as well as fibre. These two components give chia seeds the power to fight against resistance to insulin and excess fats in the blood.

Help Fight Breast and Cervical Cancer:

Chia seeds inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the cervix and the breasts. This is due to one of their omega 3 fatty acids, alpha lipoid acid.

Are Good For Dental Health:

Dental issues include bad breath, weak gums and cavities and tartar are taken care of by Chia seeds. Chia seeds are an excellent source of calcium, zinc and phosphorous. These elements take care of the health of your teeth, tartar and bad breath. Vitamin A in chia seeds also helps with the health of your mouth.

Increased Energy

Chia seeds have more energy boosting nutrients such as rice, wheat, corn and oats. Chia seeds provide a major source of stamina and energy especially for athletes.

Other health benefits include:

  • Improved Brain function
  • Increased joint comfort
  • Improved mood
  • Tougher immune system
  • Relief of PMS symptoms

Conclusion:

This little seed is a source of so many nutrients. The benefits of chia seeds are almost miraculous as the seed works for the health of your whole body. Incorporating chia seeds into your diet brings you all round positive health benefits.

HOME REMEDIES FOR A SORE THROAT.

Introduction:

The flu season is full swing, and a sore throat is one of the most common symptoms you might experience. A sore throat can be painful — and contribute to your misery during a sickness. Fortunately, there are plenty of KITCHEN REMEDIES you can try to soothe your inflamed throat.

Salt Water

Gargling salt water can relieve some of the pain associated with a sore throat. Gargling salt water every hour will get rid of your sore throat in no time. Salt water also helps to kill bacteria in your throat and break down secretions. Mix a half teaspoon of salt into a full glass of warm water. Gargle for as long as you want.

Honey

The first way to soothe your sore throat is to incorporate honey into your day to day routine… Honey is a traditional remedy for soothing throats. Of all the honeys, Manuka honey is the best choice. Honey has antiviral and antibacterial properties making it a great choice. Honey is also a wound healer. You can use it on wounds anywhere, which contributes to its effectiveness against sore throats.

You can use honey several ways. The first is just eating a tablespoon of honey, without anything else. You can mix honey with a delicious cup of herbal tea.

Garlic

Garlic has amazing antibacterial properties that will fight off infections. For example, it is one of the best treatments for a yeast infection.

So, to use garlic to soothe your sore throat, try taking a garlic supplement throughout the day. It is a good idea to include a garlic supplement all the time to reduce the risk of catching a virus. You may also add some garlic to your lunch and dinner today.

You can also try sucking on a clove of garlic to soothe your throat. Yes, this can be an effective treatment. However, make sure you brush your teeth very well afterward.

Apple Cider Vinegar

It seems an unpalatable and an uncomfortable solution. However, ACV is known for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that make it an ideal choice to fight your sore throat. The higher content of acid will help to break down the mucus leading to a sore throat and stop any bacteria from spreading.

Try diluting one to two tablespoons in a cup of water. Then, gargle it. Also, you can sip on warm water, ACV and honey. That makes it more palatable to sip.

Chamomile Tea

Chamomile is known for its calming and soothing effects. Aside from aiding sleeping problems, chamomile can also soothe your sore throat. Chamomile contains anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and astringent properties.

To use chamomile to soothe your pain, you can try inhaling chamomile steam. Many people create a tent with a towel over a pot of hot water. You can add some drops of chamomile essential oil or dried herbs.

Another choice that tends to be the most popular is drinking chamomile tea. You can purchase pre-made chamomile tea bags or make your own at home with home-grown herbs. Chamomile tea will also help to boost your immune system to fight off the bacteria or the virus that is causing the sore throat.

Conclusion:

Common ingredients found in our kitchens can offer great solutions to the vexing problems of seasonal flu’s.

How to reduce your blood pressure naturally.

Introduction:

A healthy Lifestyle plays an important role in controlling and treating high blood pressure. If you successfully control your blood pressure with a healthy lifestyle, you might avoid, delay or reduce the need for medication.

Lose extra pounds and watch your waistline:

Blood pressure often increases as weight increases. Being obese can cause disrupted breathing while you sleep (called as sleep apnoea), which further raises your blood pressure.

Weight loss is one of the most effective lifestyle changes for controlling blood pressure. As a thumb rule, you may reduce your blood pressure by about 1 millimetre of mercury (mm Hg) with each kilogram (which is about 2.2 pounds) of weight you lose.

Keep an eye on your waistline. Carrying too much weight around your waist can put you at greater risk of high blood pressure.

In general:

  • Men are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches (102 centimetres).
  • Women are at risk if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (89 centimetres).

Exercise regularly:

Walking about 150 minutes a week, or about 30 minutes most days of the week — can lower your blood pressure by about 5 to 8 mm Hg.

If you have elevated blood pressure, exercise can help you avoid developing hypertension. If you already have hypertension, regular physical activity can bring your blood pressure down to safer levels.

Eat a healthy diet:

Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products reduces saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 11 mm Hg.

Reduce sodium in your diet:

Even a small reduction in the sodium in your diet can improve your heart health and reduce blood pressure by about 5 to 6 mm Hg if you have high blood pressure.

If you can limit sodium to 2,300 milligrams (mg) a day or less it will help reduced elevated blood pressure However, a lower sodium intake — 1,500 mg a day or less — is ideal for most adults.

To decrease sodium in your diet, consider these tips:

  • Read food labels. If possible, choose low-sodium alternatives of the foods and beverages you normally buy.
  • Eat fewer processed foods. Only a small amount of sodium occurs naturally in foods. Most sodium is added during processing.
  • Don’t add salt. Just 1 level teaspoon of salt has 2,300 mg of sodium. Use herbs or spices to add flavour to your food.

Limit the amount of alcohol you drink:

Alcohol can be both good and bad for your health. By drinking alcohol only in moderation — generally one drink a day for women, or two a day for men — you can potentially lower your blood pressure by about 4 mm Hg.

Drinking more than moderate amounts of alcohol can actually raise blood pressure by several points. It can also reduce the effectiveness of blood pressure medications.

Quit smoking:

Each cigarette you smoke increases your blood pressure for many minutes after you finish.  Stopping smoking helps your blood pressure return to normal and reduces your risk of heart disease and improves your overall health

Cut back on caffeine:

The role caffeine plays in blood pressure is still debatable.  Caffeine can raise blood pressure up to 10 mm Hg in people who rarely consume it. But people who drink coffee regularly may experience little or no effect on their blood pressure.

Reduce your stress:

Chronic stress may contribute to high blood pressure. Often times stress also can contribute to high blood pressure if you react to stress by eating unhealthy food, drinking alcohol or smoking.  Try to cope with stress in a healthier way.

 Try to:

  • Change your expectations.
  • Focus on issues you can control and make plans to solve them.
  • Avoid stress triggers. For example, if rush-hour traffic on the way to work causes stress, try leaving earlier in the morning, or take public transportation. Avoid people who cause you stress if possible.
  • Make time to relax and to do activities you enjoy. Take time each day to sit quietly and breathe deeply. Make time for enjoyable activities or hobbies in your schedule, such as taking a walk, cooking or volunteering.
  • Practice gratitude. Expressing gratitude to others can help reduce your stress.

Monitor your blood pressure at home and see your doctor regularly:

Home monitoring can help you keep tabs on your blood pressure, make certain your lifestyle changes are working, and alert you and your doctor to potential health complications.

Conclusion:

Supportive family and friends can help improve your health.  If you find you need support beyond your family and friends, consider joining a support group. This may put you in touch with people who can give you an emotional or morale boost and who can offer practical tips to cope with your condition.

Some useful Homeopathic remedies Part- 192.

ZINCUM METALLICUM.

Useful in Pterigium

This remedy presents a picture of brain fag and that of depression.

This remedy suits individuals, whose tissues are worn out faster than they are replaced.

It is a very useful remedy in anaemia and eruptive diseases.

This remedy suits persons, who have a weak memory, who are sensitive to noise and averse to work and talk and for those who suffer from melancholia.

This remedy suits persons, who have headache, which forces them to roll from side to side. Brain Fag brings about the headaches in overtaxed children.

This remedy is very useful in persons who have a Pterygium in the eye, which smarts and causes watering of the eye. It is useful when the Pterygium is in the inner angle of the eye.  It is useful in cases of inflammation of the conjunctiva. It is useful in Ptosis of the eyelid.  This remedy is also useful in persons who have blurring of the inner half of the eye.

This remedy suits persons who have a dry throat with an inclination to hawk tenacious mucous.

This remedy suits persons who have hiccough, nausea and vomiting of bitter mucous. This remedy suits persons who have burning in the stomach from sweet things and cannot tolerate the least bit of wine. This remedy suits persons who have a ravenous hunger and cannot eat fast enough.

This remedy suits persons who can only pass urine when sitting bent backwards. This remedy suits persons with hysterical retention of urine. This remedy also suits persons who have involuntary urination while walking, coughing or sneezing.

This remedy suits persons who have a sudden cessation of diarrhoea, which is followed by cerebral symptoms.

This remedy is useful in males who have testicular swelling with violent errections with hypochondriasis  with falling of the pubic hair.

It suits female subjects who have a tendency for nymphomania, whose nipples are sore and whose breasts are painful. This suits females who feel better from the onset of their periods.

This remedy is useful in backaches where the subject cannot bear to have his back touched which, is worse sitting. This remedy is useful for those subjects whose neck becomes weary after writing or prolonged exertion.

This remedy is useful when the extremities feel weak and there is twitching and the subject cannot keep still. It is a good remedy for RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME.  It is also useful when subjects have the sensation of Formication in the soles of the feet.

This remedy  is useful in Somnambulism, when the child cries out in the sleep and jerks and wakes up frightened.

This remedy suits subjects, who are worse from the menstrual period, worse touch, worse 5 to 7 pm, worse after dinner and worse from wine.

This remedy suits subjects who are better from eating, discharges and appearance of eruptions.

This remedy can be compared with Agaricus, Ignatia, Plumbum, Argentum, Pulsatilla, Helleborus and Tuberculinum.

WHAT THE MASTERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ZINCUM METALLICUM?

A tedious aggravation in the convulsion and fever, and a continuous brain cry is to be expected if a perfect cure is to result after the administration of

ZINCUM METALLICUM

Dr. Kent.  M.D.

This is a sovereign remedy in Post-measles Encephalitis; ZINCUM.

Dr. E. W. Hubbard. M.D.

This is beneficial in Diabetic Neuritis.

Dr. R.A. F. Jack. M.D.