Category Archives: Health

Do you need a health coach, or Not!

Do you feel you’re missing out on something?

If you’re one of the lucky 2% on this planet for whom money is not an issue and you delegate any given task (I wouldn’t blame you), then don’t read on.

Health Coaching is an example of a service that started as a trend between the rich and wealthy and is now trickling down to the average income person.

The in thing now is to be either a health coach or being coached by one. Another cost for gratifying your inner being and for being healthy. But If you’d rather spend this money on a nice vacation or on an enriching experience and still want to be healthy and at the top of your game, then here’s the deal.

Taking charge of your health is a do it yourself (DIY) must, plus doing things yourself is the hip thing nowadays. Why can’t we decide nowadays for ourselves what to eat and what to wear and use our common sense, like it has always been over the past centuries of human existence? Some might argue that you should leave it to the professionals, but this is somewhat irrelevant here because it’s basic eating and physical effort and not an open heart surgery.

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5 ideas to making healthy snacking easier

We all get those moments when our stomachs are rumbling just a couple of hours after breakfast or a couple before diner. No need to panic and start thinking about calorie counting, we just need to snack smart and not binge on highly processed foods, high on sugar and empty on nutrients. Shopping smart and prepping on the weekend goes along way to keep our cravings at bay:
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Sesame Seeds-The Nutrient Rich Food

Good health is not easily gettable without following a good lifestyle. People are not eating healthy food these days which is leading to bad health. Fast foods are being consumed at the workplace which takes a toll on their health. It requires lots of money in treating the diseases and hence it is necessary to prevent them occurring in our body. No disease can form in our body if we follow a good lifestyle and eat healthy foods. It raises the self defense system of the body which is called immunity.

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Thyroid disease – Hyperthyroidism

We spoke about hypothyroidism, the situation where the thyroid is either under-active, totally unable to function, or has been surgically removed. This week, we will talk about Hyperthyroidism.

When your thyroid produces too much thyroid hormone, you can become hyperthyroid. This is the situation where your body just works too fast and too hard. You have increased heart rate, high blood pressure and you could lose weight because you’re burning too many calories.

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Hay Fever

It’s already March and the thought of spring time can cause panic in those who suffer from hay fever because it means the nose and eyes are in for a battle.

What Is Hay Fever?

Hay fever is the name most people use to refer to the symptoms caused by allergic rhinitis, the most common allergy. It is a mediated allergy that has nothing to do with hay or a fever. The inflammation of the mucus membranes that line the inside of the nose, is known as rhinitis. It is characterized by an immune-system reaction to airborne allergens.

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Menstrual Cramps

Most of us have experienced menstrual cramps at one time or another. For some women menstrual cramps are crippling, while others experience only some uneasiness during their period.

Severe menstrual cramps occur in young women who have just begun their menstrual cycles and often becomes less severe after a woman has given birth or when she reaches her mid-twenties. Sometimes menstrual cramps are caused by other conditions such as endometriosis, fibroid tumors, pelvic adhesions, and ovarian cysts or by the use of an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control.

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Colds, Coughs & the Flu

Can you believe the weather we’re having? We can’t! We’re all wrapped up in warm clothing and fighting over who gets to sit closest to the heater. But if you want to prevent coughs, colds and the flu which are common during winter, fighting over the heater is not the solution. With more of us spending time indoors, it’s easier for germs to spread. Keep in mind the following tips to prevent the spread of illness.

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Asthma & Sports

Have you got Asthma? Do you want to play sports but find it difficult? Well here is a list of asthma friendly sports. But first let’s examine what asthma is.

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung condition. It is characterized by difficulty in breathing. People with asthma have extra sensitive or hyper-responsive airways. The airways react by narrowing or obstructing when they become irritated. This makes it difficult for the air to move in and out. This narrowing or obstruction can cause one or a combination of the following symptoms: wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.

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Genital Candidiasis – Vaginal Yeast Infection

Candidiasis, also known as a “yeast infection”, is a common fungal infection that occurs when there is overgrowth of the fungus called Candida. Candida is always present in the body in small amounts. However, when an imbalance occurs, such as when the normal acidity of the vagina changes or when hormonal balance changes, Candida can multiply. When that happens, symptoms of candidiasis appear. Women with yeast infections usually experience genital itching or burning, with or without a vaginal discharge.

The symptoms of yeast infections are similar to those of many other genital infections. Making a diagnosis usually requires laboratory testing of a genital swab taken from the affected area by a physician. Nearly 75% of all adult women have had at least one genital “yeast infection” in their lifetime. Yeast infections occur more frequently and more severely in people with weakened immune systems.

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