Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pectin Jellies and Jams

Heart disease is a major problem for all humans along with high cholesterol. Doctors have been  working on lowering both for years. Getting more pectin in your diet is a great way to lower both. Since pectin dissolves into a gel molecules of fat and cholesterol get trapped before they get into the blood stream. Pectin isn't digested bacteria in the intestine start eating it up which also interrupts the production of cholesterol. In other words it traps the fat before it gets into the blood stream.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Parsley for your health

Parsley contains two compounds myristicin and apiol that can help the flow of urine which helps  remove infection causing bacteria from the urinary tract. It can also help prevent premenstrual  bloating because it increase urine flow. You should add it to your healthy diet as it is as good as  many healthy foods or greens. It contains vitamin C just like oranges and grapefruit. Parsley also contains folate which is a B vitamin which produces red blood cells.  You can get parsley dried or fresh. Both are good but fresh is better. You can buy fresh parsley and  use it in salads instead of just a garnish. Italian flat leaf has a stronger flavor then curly. Dried  parsley is easy to store in a bottle and both should be stored in a cool place preferably in a air
tight container.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Activated Carbon Air Purifying Bags

Bamboo Activated Carbon Air Purifying bag is the easiest way to keep things relatively fresh, dry and odor free; shoes gym bags, luggage and sporting equipment. Made of extremely porous, biodegradable bamboo charcoal, which is biodegradable and will continually absorb odors and moisture to keep your shoes fresh and dry. Set out in the sun for an hour or so to completely ready to use again. Sold in pairs. Approximately 7 inches long by 2 inches wide.
Fragrance free, chemical free, biodegradable and non toxic. No pumps, sprays, powders, perfumes or residue!Reuse for up to two years. To rejuvenate just place the bags outside in the sun once a month for about an hour. Give it a day or two to really start working.
At first I wasn't sure but after about 24-48 hours it worked great. Works great in hockey bags, you can drop one in the dirty clothes basket.
love these odor absorbers, and the fact that they are reusable and sustainable. An all around great product! No chemicals, and a persistent, stubborn mildew odor is totally gone after just a few days of use. I would highly recommend them!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Yeast infections may also be caused by dietary indiscretions and stress

Yeast infections and Candida or yeast are normal inhabitants of the skin, mouth, genital tract. Our bodies contain billions of different microorganisms that have different functions in the body. Many fight harmful bacteria that can enter our body and fight off infections. Many perform helpful function to keep you healthy. They will only harm you when your body gets out of balance which allows these organisms to grow beyond healthy levels.
Many people today suffer from yeast infections or candida. This has been cause by the overuse of antibiotics, sugar, contraceptives and steroids. It has been estimated the 60 million people a year suffer from candida or yeast infections. The most common cause of candida is the use of oral antibiotics which also kill the good bacteria of the colon. Taking these medications should be watched and consulted with your doctor.
Yeast infections may also be caused by dietary indiscretions and stress. If you eat sugar in excess it will feed the yeast and upset the normal balance in your system. Yeast overgrowth can also be caused by poisons like mercury, mold and mold spores. When women have an overgrowth of yeast in their colon it can spread to their genital tract and produce vaginities. You can then try a virginal cream to help stop the infection. It is best that you see your doctor for treatment. If you wait to long it can spread to other parts of the body. It can also show up in the mouth. Candida can cause problems throughout the body and suppress the immune system.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Acid reflux

Acid reflux conditions are caused by caffeine, pregnancy, and fatty foods or spicy foods. Acid reflux is more frequent in people over the age of forty. Symptoms of acid reflux are similar to heartburn.
You feel a painful burning feeling in the esophagus. It develops in the chest and may swell to the neck or throat after a heavy meal, lifting, bending over, and lying down. Around seventy five percent of acid reflux patients experience this symptom at night.
 Our bodies does have its own mechanisms to lower the painful effects brought on by the refluxed acids. Your salivary glands found in the mouth. These glands produce saliva, and the saliva contains bicarbonate. As you swallow, the saliva containing bicarbonates passes through the esophagus and can neutralize acids.
 There are many over the counter medications that you can take to lesson the symptoms Acid reflux disease. If the condition keeps getting worse you should see you family doctor.

Studies have shown that most cases of reflux happen during daytime. You are usually on an upright position standing or sitting up. With the aid of gravity, acid reflux is minimized because the stomach contents are held back down. You can also try and eat salads or foods that are less spicy.
 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Here are some ideas on post surgery care.


   The first thing you need to do is keep an eye on the incision area. Usually there will be some slight bleeding in the area. When I had my gall blatter removed the incisions seeped for about a week after the surgery. You need to replace the bandages as needed when they absorb the fluids. Your doctor will have you apply an antibiotic ointment to prevent infection.
 You might see some redness around the incision this is normal. If the area becomes swollen and very red or painful contact your doctor. You should keep the area dry for 24 hours to prevent water getting into the stitches which might cause an infection. You can take a sponge bath instead of a shower to help keep the area dry. It is better to wear clothing that is loose fitting and white in color. Clothing dyes can cause infections if the dye gets into the incision. This is especially true if you have had foot surgery. You should wear white socks not colored ones.
  Depending on the type of surgery you should restrict activities such as lifting, straining,or sports. If the area is bothering you make sure to apply ice but make sure to keep the area dry.