Archive | March 2018

When Snoring and Sleep Apnea Is Out Of Your Control

Sleep apnea and snoring are very often blamed on being overweight and the main advice doctors give is to try to lose weight. But according to a new study published study in the journal Clinical Imaging, this may not always be the case. In fact it may have more to do with something that happened when you were born, which is of course completely out of your control.

The good news is that you can still cure your snoring and sleep apnea without having to lose weight.

The researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to compare the airways of 49 preterm and 47 term infants. While they found no difference in the sizes of the hypopharynx (the entrance into the esophagus), the adenoids, or the tonsils, they did discover that the two groups differed in nasopharynx and oropharynx size. Your nasopharynx and oropharynx lie in your upper airway, between the back of your mouth and the area just above your esophagus.

On average, preterm babies had a nasopharynx size of 221 mm compared to the 495.6 mm of term babies, which means they were less than half of the size. The oropharynx of preterm babies were 179.3 mm while those of term babies measured 313.6 mm, again a huge difference. While they did not test for the existence of sleep apnea, which infants of that size would probably not have had yet anyway, they concluded that these smaller airway measurements had the potential to cause sleep apnea later in life.

So if you were born preterm, this may very well contribute to your snoring and sleep apnea.

Fortunately, no matter what the cause is, you can train your breathing passages to stay open day and night using the simple exercises found here and cure your snoring and sleep apnea permanently…

 

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Take a Walk, Cure Arthritis

Arthritis pain can be so bad that a walk to the bathroom can seem like struggling through a bed of nails –if only the nails were being hammered into your knees and back! Your body tells you to “sit down and rest” between every step. But that’s some horrible advice, no matter how well intentioned it may be.

The Real Future of Arthritis
Many doctors predict that technological advances like cutting edge medications and futuristic machines will someday emerge as the “cure” for arthritis. Unfortunately, no amount of money or science is going to take care of this pesky $120 billion dollar arthritis problem out nation struggles with. After all, we already have prevention and a cure. Best of all, it doesn’t require a single dollar, a prescription, or even a doctor’s appointment.

What’s this amazing arthritis treatment that has arthritis scientists jumping up and down in excitement? Walking!

Walk It Off
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health recently looked at a group of people with knee osteoarthritis who weren’t yet in serious pain. Those that did light exercise for just 20 minutes per day completely put the brakes on arthritis.

What if you already have arthritis? Walking can change your life too.

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that a walking program reduced arthritis pain by nearly one third. That blows away the results from arthritis medications that tend to modestly improve pain levels by 10 percent or less.

Walk This Way
Arthritis can make walking an uphill battle. Fortunately, you don’t have to walk to China and back to see a very big difference.

Here’s how to do it:

Start S-L-O-W: The transition from couch potato to power walker is a dramatic one. Your walking program should be like a beat up 67’ Chevy: start slowly, gradually increasing the speed, and go strong after a thorough warm up. Record, Rinse, Repeat: Just “going for a walk” may work for some, but your enthusiasm will quickly sputter out. Setting goals and benchmarks will keep you on track and make sure you stick to this life-altering change.

Don’t Be Afraid: To breathe, sweat and struggle. As long as you can pass the “talk test” (being able to carry on a conversation while exercising), you’re at the right intensity level.

Expect Miracles…Eventually: There’s no question that daily light exercise turns the tables on arthritis. But it’s going to take more than a few laps around the track to feel a difference. Stick with it and the results will come.

Run, Don’t Walk, To Buy This Incredible Program
Walking works. But for those with painful or stubborn arthritis, it’s not nearly enough.

That’s why there’s the Blue Heron Guide for Healing Arthritis. It’s a complete step-by-step approach to reversing arthritis that’s backed by the latest science. Learn more about CLICK HERE!

 

 

Your Health – Blood Pressure Alert

New rules mean more people are in the danger zone.

If your blood pressure is elevated but you think you’re still in the safe range, the nation’s top heart organizations want you to think again. New guidelines released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology lowered the diagnostic threshold for stage 1 high blood pressure to 130/80, down from 140/90. Evidence shows that this much lower threshold can help reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in more people.

Special Risks With Arthritis: Those who have arthritis should particularly take heed, says rheumatologist Theodore R. Fields, MD, at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. “We already know that patients with inflammatory arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and lupus, have an increased cardiovascular risk,” says Dr. Fields. The new guidelines make it even more important for patients with inflammatory arthritis to have their blood pressure checked regularly, because blood pressure is one of the established risk factors for cardiovascular diseases.

Lifestyle Choices Add Up: Risks could be greater with osteoarthritis too, because pain can make it more difficult to be active, and inactivity increases the risk of becoming overweight. Sedentary lifestyle and being overweight are cardiac risk factors.

Lower Your Risk: Keep a close eye on your blood pressure numbers and take steps to lower them if they are too high. Fortunately, there is evidence that controlling arthritis inflammation with appropriate medication can reduce cardiac risk. While your doctor can tell you if you need medication to control your blood pressure, losing weight, if needed, and exercising can help. I does appear that a certain  percentage of people with high blood pressure are helped by a low-salt diet.

The simplest method to lower blood pressure naturally is the use of 3 easy exercises. Thousands of readers have used these exercises successfully to bring their blood pressure below 120/80, sometimes, from the very first day. To learn more about the easy blood pressure exercises and to try them out for yourself, click here…

 

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Beetroot and chickpeas burger — Cooking Without Limits

These days I longed for a burger, a healthy version of a burger. I made this Spicy beetroot burger last year in March and it was great. A few days back I made another healthy burger which my husband ate most of them. Ingredients for the beetroot burger: 250 g roasted beetroot peeled 250 g […]

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How to Cure Sciatica at Home

If you’ve had enough of sciatica pain ruling your life, don’t despair! In this article, I’m going to show you three of the most common home sciatica treatments – and how you can use them to reduce pain quickly. The best part about these treatments is that they can cure sciatica – not just cover up the pain. So, let’s get started!

 

 

  1. Home Exercise Program

Exercise programs are an important component of any sciatica treatment plan. By stretching and strengthening parts of your body that may be causing irritation of the sciatic nerve, you can reduce pain and speed up recovery.

The most effective exercises depend on the underlying reason you are suffering from sciatica. Sciatica caused by a herniated disc, for example, is not treated with the same exercises as sciatica caused by spinal stenosis. To find out the best exercises for any cause of sciatica, click here.

It’s also important to keep your body relaxed to allow it to heal. A great way to do this, without aggravating your condition, is brisk walking. Other light activities can have a similar effect, but if something hurts then stop immediately.

Bonus tip: It’s essential that you don’t become completely bed bound due to pain. Lying in bed for more than two days has been shown to make sciatica worse, as your muscles become tight and weakened.

  1. Balance Your Diet

Curing sciatica permanently often means treating more than just the physical cause. You also need to improve your diet to prevent the pain from reoccurring.

One of the easiest ways to reduce the pain associated with sciatica is to drink more water. When you’re dehydrated, parts of the spine become deflated. This can cause extra pressure on the sciatic nerve.

If possible, you should also try to avoid anti-inflammatory foods. There are far too many inflammatory foods to list in this article, but anything with high sugar content can potentially lead to inflammation and increased pain.

  1. Home Remedies

Home remedies can make a big difference to your sciatica pain – and often relatively quickly. The great thing about home remedies is that they don’t require a prescription or expensive ingredients.

One of the simplest home remedies is peanuts. This is because peanuts contain lots of magnesium which is crucial for allowing muscles to relax.

By eating a small/medium portion of peanuts each day, the muscles surrounding the sciatic nerve are more likely to loosen up and reduce compression.

Choosing the Right Home Cure for Sciatica

Each of these home treatments can be effective – but you shouldn’t just choose random treatments for your pain. Instead, it’s important to choose the right treatment for the underlying cause of YOUR sciatica, or your pain may worsen or at best – not improve at all.

Fortunately, a sciatica expert has recently released an online program teaching you how to cure sciatica pain in less than seven days, from the comforts of your own home. The course also contains a list of the seven most powerful home remedies to naturally eliminate sciatica pain and comes with an iron-clad full money-back guarantee!  Click here to find out more.

 

 

Natural Remedies For Uterine Fibroids

Despite a long standing faith in the power of allopathic medication and other conventional forms of treatment, more and more people are now opting for natural forms of remedy. Natural remedies for uterine fibroids are an alternative form of treatment that is both safe and reliable. Uterine fibroids, also known as fibroid tumors, leiomyomas, or myomas, develop within the uterus. Women across the globe face this problem in their reproductive years. The popularity of natural treatments specifically for uterine fibroids has risen in the last few years. Natural treatments for fibroids tend to be much safer compared to conventional medication as they cause little or no side effects. This is because, unlike conventional medication, natural treatments do not interfere with your body’s internal mechanism. If you are looking for natural remedies for your uterine fibroids, these are some of the options available to you:

. Herbs– Using herbal treatment for your fibroids helps in balancing the hormonal activity and strengthening the liver, thereby reducing estrogen levels in the uterus. Herbs also help in dealing with difficulties like heavy bleeding and excruciating cramps. Herbs like vitex, help in lowering estrogen level, while herbs like dandelion root and milk thistle, help in improving liver function. Other herbs like nettle and yellow dock work towards detoxification of the body and help to regulate the heavy bleeding caused due to fibroids.

. Proper Diet– This is possibly the most fundamental treatment among all the natural remedies for uterine fibroids. A diet rich in saturated fats will cause your liver to be dysfunctional and subsequently increase estrogen levels and cause hormonal imbalances. A recommended diet would be one which is low fat and high fiber. Therefore, foods like oats, millet and brown rice, fish, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and soy are advisable. It is safe to avoid dairy products in general. The key factors to ensure are that firstly, your diet is mainly alkaline-forming so as to balance the acidic content in your body and secondly, the food you eat does not overwork your digestive system.

. Aromatherapy– Aromatherapy uses essential oils to increase circulation in and around the pelvic region. This helps in relaxing the uterine muscles and subsequently reduces abdominal cramps. The essential oils of ginger, rose and marjoram are greatly beneficial for relaxing the body, stimulating circulation and balancing the hormones. These essential oils may also be used in therapies like abdominal compresses.

. Meditation– Stress has become a part and parcel of our daily lives. For women, stress can prove to be a catalyst for uterine fibroids. Stress increases blood pressure and causes hormone levels to be erratic, thus aggravating the growth of uterine fibroids. Meditation can go a long way in relaxing the body and calming the mind. It also helps you to deal better with the complications that fibroids entail. While meditating, it is important to inhale and exhale slowly through your nostrils only.

. Exercise– Exercises like aerobic dancing, brisk walking, cycling and running help to reduce stress and blood pressure. Exercises also help in stimulating a healthy blood circulation and relieving muscle tension. This greatly relieves sufferers from abdominal pain associated with menstruation and fibroids. It is advisable to avoid participating in sports like basketball and tennis as they tend to increase the stress levels and, thus, enhance the growth of fibroids.

When using natural remedies for uterine fibroids, it is advisable to utilize a combination of remedies for a wholesome approach to the problem. Thus complementing a proper diet with meditation and exercise will help in dealing with the condition holistically. Holistic treatments work towards strengthening your body from within and thereby equipping your body with the force it needs to fight diseases in general and fibroids in particular. Natural remedies require some dedication and patience. It is important to remember, however, that persistently following these treatments will help in curing the fibroids permanently and prevent the condition from occurring in future.

This article is based on the book, “Fibroids Miracle” by Amanda Leto. Amanda is an author, researcher, nutritionist and health consultant who dedicated her life to creating the ultimate Fibroids solution guaranteed to permanently reverse the root of uterine fibroids, naturally enhance your fertility and dramatically improve the overall quality of your life,  without the use prescription medication and without any surgical procedures. Learn more by visiting her website: CLICK HERE!

 

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The Neighbor’s Cat: 2017 Cat Cafe aCATemy Awards — Katzenworld

Please note these are the Awards by The Neighbor’s Cat, views on best cafes do not reflect Katzenworld staff’s views. It’s awards season and that can only mean one thing. It’s time for the first annual Cat Cafe aCATemy Awards, informally known as ‘The Pawscars.’ On our quest to visit and review every cat cafe…

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Why men are driving the rise in cat ownership in the UK — Katzenworld

Why men are driving the rise in cat ownership in the UK Cats are traditionally perceived as being more popular with women than men – however, this is changing. Research by the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA)[i] amongst 8,000 UK households found the number of cats in the country rose by 500,000 to reach eight…

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How to Eat Carbs and Still Lose Weight

Carbs have gotten a lot of bad press in the past but the truth is you need to eat carbs to maintain good health. The trick is eating the right carbs and avoiding the ones that add unwanted fat around your midsection and on other areas of your body.

Here’s what you need to know:

First, you must understand that carbohydrates deliver essential fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidants that your body needs to thrive. In other words, you really need to have carbs in your diet to remain in good health. Plus, carbs also are responsible for providing your brain with the fuel it needs to function properly. That means drop carbs entirely from your diet and you may also find yourself having difficulty focusing mentally.

So what carbs should you eat?

The answer is you should consume complex carbs, which usually come from high fiber foods. Complex carbs break down slowly in your bloodstream, giving you a steady blood sugar level throughout the day. This in turn makes you feel less hungry and irritable during those periods of the day when you might feel hungry – like mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

On the other hand, the carbs you want to stay away from are simple carbs.

These carbohydrates are more easily broken down by the body which results in your blood stream being flooded with simple sugars (glucose). This in turn prompts a surge of the hormone insulin, which is needed to carry the glucose to the body’s cells. The main result of all of this activity is that your blood sugar spikes, making you feel jittery. Unfortunately, your brain gets addicted to these high glucose levels and the feelings that accompany them and sends you running back to the fridge or the pantry every few hours for your next “fix” of bad carbs.

Over time, having high blood sugar and high insulin levels can lead to several bad side effects, such as:

  • Greater fat storage
  • Much less fat burning
  • Then ultimately organ damage and even cancer

Clearly, bad carbs are nothing to mess around with. They can make you fat and they can make you ill – seriously ill in some cases.

That means you should stay away from such bad carbs as:

  • Refined grains (this includes white bread, white rice and enriched pasta)
  • Processed foods (this includes cakes, candy, cookies and chips)
  • White potatoes
  • Sweetened soft drinks
  • Sugar in general
  • Instead, fill your diet with these good carbs:
  • Fresh fruit
  • Non-starchy vegetables
  • Non-gluten grains (buckwheat, millet, quinoa and brown rice)
  • Nuts
  • Legumes
  • Non-pasteurized dairy products (yogurt, kefer and butter)

If you have eaten the wrong carbs in the past and, as a result, have weight that you want to lose now … one way to do that is to go on a diet that focuses on your hormones – specifically insulin and three other hormones that have been shown to play a vital role in weight-gain and weight-loss.

You can learn much more about this groundbreaking approach to weight loss by visiting (CLICK HERE) today.

 

4 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail

Wondering why you just cannot see success with your diet plan? Do you feel like every diet you go on, you eventually fall off somewhere along the line?

Are you ready to toss in the towel on fat loss for good?

Don’t be. If you stop and take a minute to look at the four reasons why most diets fail, and then find yourself a diet plan that overcomes these reasons, you will soon find yourself on track to optimal success.

Let’s look at the four key factors that you need to know.

Unrealistic Calorie Intakes

The first big reason why most diets fail is because they simply have you striving to take in an unrealistic number of calories each day. In other words, they put you into “starvation mode”. They are causing you to consume so little food that your body literally starts shutting down to conserve fuel.

When it does this, you know that you are on a one-way path to a fat loss plateau. Yes, you do need to lower your calorie intake to see fat loss results, but you need to do so wisely in a way that you can maintain your “metabolic engine”, so to speak.

Lack Of Satiety-Boosting Nutrients

Next, another big issue with most conventional diets is they aren’t providing you enough of the two most satisfying nutrients: protein and fiber. You need protein to function optimally. It’s also the nutrient that’s the slowest to break down and digest in the body, so it will provide immediate satiety.

Couple that with dietary fiber, which is found in fresh fruits and vegetables, and it’ll slow digestion even further.

Many crash diet plans are very low in protein, and while they do have you eating lots of vegetables, many discourage the consumption of fruit.

By making these two nutrients a focus of your plan instead, you can see results that much faster and enjoy being on the diet while you do.

Time Consuming Meal Prep

Who has an hour each and every day to meal prep? Not me — and definitely not you. Yet, many diet plans are so complex that they require this. If that’s the diet you’re on, it’s no wonder you’re failing.

Instead, you want to find an approach that gives you some basic and easy-to-implement guidelines that will help you realize true success with your program.

This plan should not take hours to follow each week, and should work with your lifestyle. When you find such a plan, it’ll be easier than ever to stick with.

Long-Term Approach

Now, chances are you’ve heard that any diet you follow should encourage a long-term approach — and I agree. When you make diet changes, you should be focusing on maintaining healthy eating in the long term.

But, if your diet plan is designed to go on for months, this can kill your motivation in its tracks.

Find a diet with a definite deadline. Three weeks is optimal here as that is the amount of time it takes to build good habits – habits that stick. Also, three weeks is a long enough period of time that you can see good results, but not so long that it’s hard to stay motivated.

Anyone should be able to do three weeks if they put their mind to it. This is precisely what The 3 Week Diet is built upon. By doing this diet, you can see remarkable changes in as little as three short weeks and once you see how easy it is to melt the fat, you’ll want to stick with the plan much longer than that.

Check out what The 3 Week Diet has to offer. Click Here!