Health Prevention

Two concepts "Health" and "Wellness" should be clearly understood in order to understand their relation to lifestyle.

Weight Loss

Losing weight is not easy, and it takes commitment. But if you're ready to get started, we can help you to get on the road to lose weight and fight against obesity.

Health Disorder

A person with wellness is one who finds satisfaction in work, is spiritually fulfilled, enjoys leisure time, is physically fit, socially involved and has a positive emotional-mental outlook.

Skin Care

Flawless skin is everyone's dream and desire but the question always creeps in our mind. Is there such a miracle herb or a magical product that can prolong the aging process or keep it at bay?

Mental Hygiene

A psychotic disorder is a mental illness which can lead to many complication comprising delusion, visual hallucination, anxiety and suicidal tendency.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Schizophrenia: Psychotic Disorders



Psychotic Disorders
Schizophrenia is the descriptive term for a group of psychotic disorders characterized by gross distortions of reality; with-drawal from social interaction, and the disorganization and fragmentation of perception, thought and emotion. These disorders are a prominent part of the category of mental disorders knows as psychotic disorders.  A psychotic disorder may also include disorganized speech and behavior.

People with schizophrenia disorders hear voices that are not there, speak a language others don’t understand, laugh when others see nothing humorous, and seem to lose touch with the real world. The major characteristics of schizophrenia disorder include specific patterns of thought content and the form or the structure in which thoughts are expressed. Schizophrenia occurs in all societies, although schizophrenia disorders sometimes occur during childhood or old age, about three-fourths of all first admissions are between the age of 15 and 45, with a median age of just over 30. The incidence rate is about the same for males and females. Because of its complexity, its high rate of incidence, especially during the most productive years of life, and its tendency to recur and/or become chronic, schizophrenia is considered one of the most serious of all psychotic disorders as one of the most baffling.

Changes in behavior can be noted before the active psychotic phase, they may include such things as marked social isolation and withdrawal; impairment in functioning in a previous role as a worker. Student or homemaker; impairment in personal hygiene and grooming; inappropriate affect; vague, digressive speech or contactless speech; add beliefs or thinking that one has magical powers; and/or marked lack of initiative, interests or energy.

Often schizophrenia develops slowly and insidiously, thus, the early clinical picture maybe dominated by schizophrenias, gradual lack of interest in the surrounding world, excessive daydreaming, blunting of affect and inwardly inappropriate responses.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

What Is Diabetes?

Diabetes can be life threatening
Diabetes is marked by serious or chronic disease and in simple terms it means that your body has accumulated high blood sugar (blood glucose).  You may know that blood do contain some amount of glucose because our body need glucose for energy to keep moving but when the sugar or glucose level is elevated in our blood then it is bad for health. This is where the diabetes come into picture.

How blood glucose is increased?

Glucose that comes from the food can also be responsible for spiking your blood sugar. The organ in your body, which is known as pancreas release a hormone called insulin into the blood and this hormone duty is to move the glucose from the digested food into your body cells to be used as energy.  This complex process is described as glucose metabolism. Now, if insulin fails to carry the glucose properly into your body cells then this causes the glucose to get accumulated into your blood therefore, increasing your sugar level and being more prone to diabetes.

Proper diet and regular exercise is the best way in controlling diabetes.

Types of Diabetes:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Gestational diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes

This type of diabetes is often associated with the younger people and commonly referred as juvenile diabetes. In medical terms, this means that the beta cell has been destroyed by autoimmune reaction, which literally means that the pancreas inhibits production of insulin because the insulin producing cells are being destroyed by body’s own immune system. Type 1 diabetes is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes, which means you need regular insulin in order to maintain your blood glucose target level and to remain alive.

Please consult your doctor, if you are suffering from any one of the following symptoms, do not ignore it. Diabetes can be life threatening.

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

Insulin resistance
  • Feeling more thirsty than usual
  • Feeling  lethargic or famished
  • Frequent urination
  • Losing weight quickly without exercise
  • Frequent Skin infections
  • Itchy skin usually during night time
  • Blurred vision
  • Vomiting  


Friday, October 26, 2012

How To Cure My Acne Naturally


Today, I would like to share about natural remedies for acne, I found that acne has affected someone or the other at some point of life in certain degree. Last time, my friend asked me that if there was any solution to cure his acne. Therefore, I reached out many people and asked them how they finally got rid of acne. I got to know various types of answers and treatment they had adopted or applied so long.

Finally, I chose only the proven track answer that was successfully used by majority for their acne problem or pimples. You know that acne is tough to cure through traditional medicine approach, or you would not still be searching for answer. So before rushing to remedies, see if you have the answer for the following question.

What is Acne?

The acne came from the Greek word “acme” which means “peak” or “point”. In most case acne appears as an occasional white head or black head or pimple.

What causes Acne?

There is no specific answer on acne causes. However, as per holistic approach, acne is believed to be developed if your systems are internally imbalance. Most of the acne sufferers have oily skin and large pores, which produces excessive oil (sebum) and more dead skin. When the pores are clogged by dirt or dead cell mix with oil, the bacteria grow in these clogged follicles and form into acne or pimples.

Acne Prevention:

Acne cannot be cure alone by medication only, you need to take care of your diet and maintain healthy lifestyle by doing exercise and detoxifying unwanted toxin from your body.


Home Remedies for Acne.


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Today, my post is about OCD, I thought, it is interesting topic and it may help someone.

ocdObsessive Compulsive Disorder is sometime correlated to an anxiety disorder. People with this type of disorder keep doing repeated performance or have uncontrolled behavior.  People are said to be obsessive when they have anxious behavior or constantly thinking about something as persistent thought and the term compulsive state performing repetitive behaviors on those thought that ascended from their anxiety.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Anxiety Disorder are not same type of disorder, people often make mistake by relating it to be the same type of disorder because both type of disorder involve persistent worries.

People suffering from anxiety disorder are characterized by fearful thought or getting excessive panic and recurrent worries on broad range of area and do not exhibit ritualistic compulsions. On other hand, people suffering from OCD are confined to handful or specific entity and perform ritualistic compulsions to reduce distress or a feared situation caused by the obsessions.

This type of disorder cannot be recognizable easily because it looks like normal activities.  We, sometimes do repetitive task such as washing hand after holding dirty containers to ensure that we are free from germs.  The scenario would be totally different for those who are affected with obsessive compulsive disorder; they would wash their hand over again and again for long hours even after they have sanitized it properly because of their intrusive or unproductive thought.

This kind of behaviors is found equally in male and female gender, the root cause of this type of disorder is still unknown and research is still going but it said that it can be accompanied by anxiety disorder, improper thinking pattern, depression, eating disorders. 

The symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder

The symptoms that can cause OCD:
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Repeated actions (rituals), such as hand washing, that do not bring you pleasure and take at least an hour a day
  • Repeated thoughts or feelings (obsessions) such as fear of dirt
  • Unwanted thoughts or feelings you believe you cannot control

How is obsessive compulsive disorder treated?

The root cause is still unknown but to some extent it can be treated by consulting to psychiatrist and with aid of medications such as tricyclic antidepressants.  Other therapy can be followed:
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage therapy
  • Yoga


The potential complications of obsessive compulsive disorder

  • The potential complication may include:
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Increased risk for suicide (Panic Disorder or Mood Disorder)
  • Substance abuse (Drinking Excessive Alcohol or Heavy Smoking to Relieve Anxious Feelings)
I have tried my best to part away knowledge regarding OCD. Please feel free to share your knowledge by commenting.






Thursday, October 4, 2012

3 Best Proven Flat Belly Foods.


Having flat belly is dream of every one. In order to achieve, we take precaution on foods that we are eating by counting calories, watching portion and eating less carb foods, but there is good news not all the foods with high calories are bad there are some foods that can really make measurable difference in your waistline.

Whole grains

whole grains bread
Whole Wheat Bread

 Pennsylvania State University conducted the studies on whole grains and found that the whole grains reduce production of insulin, which is the positive sign for dieter to lose belly fat.  The result was taken after comparing the dieter who consumed whole grains and those who did not eat them. The outcome was significant  and draw out the conclusion that those who had taken whole grains had shed double the belly fat to those who did not. Whole grains lower down the insulin production, a hormone which is responsible for triggering a fat storage.


Try Wholegrain Cereal /oatmeal, whole-wheat bread, whole-wheat pasta and brown rice for flat belly


Nuts

3 Best Prove Flat Belly Foods
High Fiber Nuts
Research from the city of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California, founds dieters who ate a few grams of almonds a day downsized their waistlines by about  inches in 24 weeks-nearly 50% more than those who ate the same number of calories without the nuts.
Nuts are rich in fiber which helps to burn fats and lower cholesterol; it is believed in controlling risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Scientists speculate that the nut eaters benefited from additional fiber. Just keep your portions to a handful – about a 100- gm. serving – because they are high in calories.

High fiber nuts are almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, Hazelnuts, peanuts and walnuts.


Protein

3 Best Prove Flat Belly Foods
High Protein Food
If taken in right proportion, it can help you to loss belly fat. What it means is? Diet rich in fiber and protein make less craving for foods, because protein break down much more slower than compare to high carbohydrate foods which eventually make you feel less famished. 

How much protein you need to intake?

The best answer will be to consult your doctor, however, for rough estimation if you intake 1,700 calories a day than you got to aim for about 15%-30% of your calories from protein. That is you need 63.75 or 127.5 grams of protein per day. Please see below on how to calculate the amount of protein you required per day.

To name few food with high Protein are Cottage Cheese, fat-free milk, egg and etc.

Here goes the calculation:

Calorie intake = 1,700 calories.
Protein = 15%.
Calories from protein => 1,700 * 15% = 255.
Since 1 gram of protein = 4 calories.
Divide protein from calories by 4
I.e. 255/4= 63.75 grams of protein per day.