Thursday, 30 March 2017

What Are Probiotics And Why Are They So Good For You! Part 2 of 2

Probiotics and Digestive Health

Probiotics have been studied most in regard to digestive health.
The strongest evidence has to do with antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
When people take antibiotics, especially for long periods of time, they often suffer from diarrhea for a long time after the infection has been eradicated.

This is because the antibiotics kill many of the natural bacteria in the gut, which shifts the balance and allows the “bad” bacteria to thrive.
Dozens of studies have provided strong evidence that probiotic supplements can help cure antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
Probiotics have also been shown to be beneficial against irritable bowel syndrome, a very common digestive disorder. They can help reduce gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and other symptoms.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

What Are Probiotics And Why They Are So Good For You! Part 1 of 2

Did you know that the bacteria in your body outnumber your body’s cells 10 to 1?

It’s true, and most of them reside in your gut.
But there really is no need to panic, most bacteria are quite harmless.
Having the right bacteria in there has even been linked to numerous health benefits .
This includes weight loss, improved digestion, enhanced immune function, better skin and a reduced risk of many diseases .
This leads us to the topic at hand, probiotics.
Probiotics are foods or supplements that contain these friendly bacteria, and are supposed to help colonize our guts with health-boosting microorganisms.
The importance of this can not be overstated.
Taking care of your gut, and the friendly bacteria that reside there, may be one of the single most important things you can do for your health.
What Are Probiotics?
According to the official definition, probiotics are “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host”.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

10 Health Benefits of Coconut Oil.

Coconut oil is one of the few foods that can be classified as a “superfood.”

Its benefits include weight loss, better brain function, skin health and many more.
Here are 10 impressive health benefits of coconut oil.
1. Coconut Oil Contains Fatty Acids With Powerful Medicinal Properties
Coconut oil has been demonized in the past because it contains saturated fat.
In fact, coconut oil is one of the richest sources of saturated fat known to man, with almost 90% of the fatty acids in it being saturated .
However, new data is showing that saturated fats are mostly harmless. Many studies with hundreds of thousands of people have found no link to heart disease .
Additionally, coconut oil doesn’t contain your average saturated fats, like the ones you would find in cheese or steak.
They contain Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) – which are fatty acids of a medium length.
Most of the fatty acids in the diet are long-chain fatty acids, but the medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil are metabolized differently.
They go straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used as a quick source of energy or turned into so-called ketones, which can have therapeutic effects on brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.
Bottom Line: Coconut oil contains a lot of medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently and can have therapeutic effects on several brain disorders.

Friday, 24 March 2017

The Anti Inflammatory Diet Guide.

Redness, swelling, itchiness, heat, pain… these are all signs of inflammation. Sure, having a sore throat or a bug bite is one type of inflammation. It’s when the inflammation is chronic (lasts for weeks or longer) that we get concerned. When your body stays in an inflammatory state, healthy cells can’t work as they are supposed to, potentially leading to disease.

The foods we eat can either increase inflammation or reduce inflammation – we have the power to prevent disease. How incredible is that? And if you do have a chronic condition, you may even be able to manage it better with the right eating plan.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Benefits

Here is another very informative video from Dr Axe. Hope you find it useful. Let us know what you think?

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Omega Fatty Acids - 7 Myths Debunked.

When it comes to brain health few nutrients can compare to fatty acids. That's because the brain is sixty percent fat and needs healthy fats to replenish brain cells. 

Considering all the talk of Omega 3, 6, 7, and 9 fatty acids, you may be left a bit confused as to which ones you should be eating and which ones to avoid. To help you decipher the truth from the myth, here are the 7 most common myths about Omega fatty acids.

Myth #1: All Omega fatty acids are equal.  

Fact: There is a big difference between the different types of Omega fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, for example, while Omega-6s are pro-inflammatory when eaten in quantities typical of the Standard American Diet.  

Monday, 20 March 2017

Eight Foods That Fight Aches and Pains

You know that taking certain supplements can help to combat aches and pains caused by arthritis and other conditions, but did you know that some foods have painkilling and anti-inflammatory properties?
Here are eight foods you might want to put on your plate if you suffer from chronic pain...

A spice commonly used in Indian cooking, turmeric contains the chemical curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties and can help ease the pain of osteoarthritis and regulate the body's immune response, reducing the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Really informative video by Dr Axe. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts.

6 Health Benefits of Turmeric

It’s a quintessential spice in curry, a relative of ginger and one of the healthiest ways to add flavor — and color! — to a home-cooked meal.
Turmeric has been used to relieve everything from liver problems to depression to ringworm in folk medicine, but, like many alternative therapies, there’s not always much research to back up the ancient wisdom.

But that doesn’t mean turmeric’s powers are to be discredited altogether. Here, a look at what we do know about this powerful seasoning.
Turmeric can tame heartburn and an upset stomach.
In a small 1989 study, supplements made from the turmeric plant were found to be more effective at curbing heartburn and indigestion symptoms than a placebo, possibly because of the plant’s known powers to fight inflammation, Everyday Health reported.