Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin. Since this vitamin is water-soluble, taking it in larger amounts usually doesn’t cause serious side effects. However, it is best to take it as per the recommended dosage. The health benefits of this vitamin are numerous. It is essential for healthy functioning of the body. Vitamin B12 injections and supplements are therefore recommended for those who have deficiency of the vitamin.
Causes of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
- Pernicious Anemia: Pernicious anemia occurs due to poor absorption of vitamin B12 in the intestine.
Vegetarianism: Since vegetables and fruits are not rich in vitamin B12, strict followers of vegetarian diet can experience vitamin B12 deficiency.
- Crohn’s Disease: Inflammation of intestine in Crohn’s disease severely affects the gastrointestinal tract and it usually results in B12 deficiency.
- Diphyllobothrium Latum: Frequent consumption of raw or pickled fish can cause intestinal infection which in turn may result in B12 deficiency.
- Surgery: Surgical removal of some part of stomach or intestine may lead to vitamin B12 deficiency. Even weight loss surgeries, fad diets can cause vitamin deficiency.
- Overdose of Medicines: Excessive consumption of antacids
Unpleasant body odor is a problem that can affect the self-confidence of an individual. Excessive sweating and body odor can occur when people perform exercises, are exposed to warm conditions, or when they are nervous or under stress. Basically, the sweat produced by the body has no odor. However, when it combines with bacteria found on the skin, it produces a foul smell. The armpits and groin are more prone to sweating. Therefore, it is necessary to keep these areas free of bacteria. Unusual changes in the body odor can be an indication of an underlying medical condition.
Following are some tips that will help keep the body odor in control:
- Take a bath at least once a day.
- Use an anti-bacterial soap for bathing.
- Dry your body thoroughly after bathing as bacteria cannot survive on dry skin.
- Use warm water for bathing.
- Use deodorants after bathing.
- Shave your armpits regularly.
- Always wear fresh, clean clothes.
- Wear clothes made from natural fibers as they allow the perspiration to escape quickly.
- Reduce the consumption of caffeine, alcohol, and foods such as meat, onions, garlic, and exotic spices.
- Use baking powder on the armpits. The powder
Here are some tips on staying healthy physically and mentally, which I have personally tried and tested.
How to Stay Fit Physically ?
Diet: Try to eat as much as fruits and vegetables as you can. Fruits and vegetables provide enzymes to the body, which help to absorb the nutrients from your meal which is your main course. Drink as much water as possible throughout the day. The requirement of water is 1 liter per 45 pounds of weight. Try to eat as many types of cereals you can. Keep enhancing your diet plan by learning about different healthy foods.
Exercising: There are very few people who will go for exercising to maintain their health. Mostly people will initiate in some exercise due to weight loss or some other health problem. No matter which type of exercise you take up, whether it is just walking or jogging try to follow it regularly. The best exercise in my opinion is swimming which is almost injury-free, boosts metabolism, helps to build lean muscles, and improves flexibility.
Advanced Tips: If you are suffering from some health condition, which is as minor
Apple cider vinegar is known as a great cure for acne and acne marks. The best deal about this solution is that it can be used in varied forms for the same problem and therefore offers a 360 degree solution. This will help because it faces a problem head on and gets a solution in one way or the other.
Plain Vinegar Remedy
Apple cider vinegar has alpha hydroxy acids that helps to balance the pH balance of the skin and leads to clear and smoother skin. With constant use it also leads to clearing of acne marks. Here’s how you use it. Take a clear and unfiltered solution and dilute it with water. This vinegar contains acids and if used in the pure form can harm the skin―thus it needs to be diluted. Mix vinegar in water in the ratio of 1:8 (½ tsp in a tall glass of water approx). Dip a cotton swab in this solution and apply directly on the acne or even the scars and marks. Leave it overnight and wash off in the morning.
Herbal Tea + Vinegar Remedy
One way of using this solution for acne control is by making a base of
What is Pilates ?
Pilates is a total body workout invented by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century. Pilates is very much like yoga in which you practice poses for long periods of time. But Pilates focuses more on your core body and building strength as compared to yoga. Pilates poses also sometimes include pulsing or repetitive movements while yoga poses are usually sustained for long periods of time. Pilates is an excellent workout because it focuses not only on strength building, but flexibility, breathing, and meditation as well. It was originally invented as a series of mat exercises done without any props. However, as the practice has evolved, props have been added such as rotating disks, resistance bands, exercise balls, weighted balls, and foam rollers. These props can help novice Pilates practitioners guide themselves safely through the poses, and can also help even the most advanced Pilates gurus build strength and increase their flexibility. Pilates is also known to help coordination and endurance.
History of Pilates
As of 2005, 14,000 instructors of Pilates existed in the United States and 11 million people reported practicing Pilates. This incredible number is a testament to the effectiveness of the workout. Joseph Pilates,
Before we can talk in detail about the various exercises performed in kickboxing, why don’t we understand its meaning first. What is kickboxing? A Thai martial arts, popularly known as Muai Thai, is where kickboxing originated from. As the Thai martial art has been practiced for centuries in Thailand, kickboxing was popularized in other countries, mostly in the U.S. through similar techniques. You might remember some martial art movies like American Ninja, The Karate Kid, The Seven Samurai, Ong Bak (series), or Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee movies. As kickboxing matured through time, it has now focused on two parts: self defense (fighting) and cardio exercise. Since, the two best elements are involved in kickboxing exercises, women are becoming more and more interested into mastering the domain (as martial arts has been a male dominated domain). But as the time keeps changing, these workouts for men and women have become one of the popular exercises across the world.
Intense Workouts for Women
Whether you sign up for a class or want to learn the workout at home, there are specific techniques and fundamental maneuvers that have to be practiced. Combining both the martial art and traditional techniques, can help you
Here are some remedies that can the answer the question, how to grow hair back for men.
Hair Transplant Surgery
This is the most sought after method of all the treatment options. In this procedure, healthy hair from the fringe areas (back and sides) of the head are removed and then transplanted to the areas that show baldness. Side effects associated with this method of surgical hair restoration include mild pain, discomfort and formation of scabs that resolve on their own after a few days.
How to Grow Hair Back Naturally
Growing hair back naturally is an inexpensive way to overcome signs of baldness. Many times, use of hair products that contain harsh chemicals cause stunted growth. For healthy looking hair, these things should be avoided. Here are some tips that can help stop hair shedding, and promote hair regrowth.
Massage: Often, poor blood circulation to the scalp and in the hair follicle leads to hair loss. A gentle massage with a recommended oil for 5-10 minutes daily is quite capable to enhance hair growth. Therefore, people who wish to grow hair back fast should massage the scalp with soft hands everyday to get the desired results. Basically, massaging stimulates circulation
There are some known side effects of drinking beetroot juice but they cannot be considered as risks or complications as such. However, being aware of these side effects can prove to be helpful.
▶ Beeturia: A common side effect that occurs when beetroot or beet juice is consumed, is beeturia, where one’s urine/feces turn pink/red in color. It is not a health risk as such.
▶ Diarrhea: Drinking undiluted beet juice in large amounts might cause diarrhea in some people.
▶ Kidney Stones: If you have a history of kidney stones caused due to an excess of calcium, then you should limit the consumption of beetroot. This is because beetroot contains oxalates, which prevents calcium from being absorbed by the body. Unabsorbed calcium might accumulate in the kidney over time to form kidney stones.
▶ Allergic Reaction: Although allergies due to the intake of beetroot is rare, some people might be allergic to it. Allergic reaction due to consumption of beetroot include rashes, itchiness, breaking out in hives, chills and fever. Some people also complain about constriction of the vocal cords and shortness of breath.
Those who do suffer from the aforementioned reactions, should consult a doctor. Most of the side effects are
Alkaline Forming Grain
An alkaline-based diet is often recommended to achieve optimal health. In fact, a healthy diet accounts for 60% alkaline foods. Millet is an alkaline forming food, meaning it turns alkaline when it combines with digestive enzymes. The soothing alkaline nature of millet helps to maintain a healthy pH balance in the body, crucial to prevent illnesses.
Looking for nutritious gluten free foods? If yes, what better choice than millet? It is not only free from this allergen, but also a good source of essential nutrients. In fact, it is ideal for people affected with celiac disease, who are very sensitive to gluten products.
Important Source of Magnesium
Millet is rich in magnesium, a dietary mineral that plays a key role in numerous bodily functions. Research has also proved that magnesium can decrease the occurrence of migraine attacks, as well as control asthma. Low magnesium levels increases the risk of high blood pressure, stiff arteries, and plaque formation in the arteries. All these factors are responsible for causing heart-related problems. Therefore, incorporating magnesium-rich foods such as millet in the diet can certainly be useful to minimize the risk of
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, and important anti-stress nutrient. It helps in maintaining the health of the skin and mucous membranes that line the lungs, mouth, digestive tract, cervix, and the bladder. The skin and membrane tissues are taken care of, by vitamin A, thus, making it difficult for viruses and infections to affect them. It also facilitates the activity of T-cells. The T-cells help in improving the immune system and combating diseases. Normal production of red blood cells is ensured, thus helping to cure anemia. Healthy functioning of the immune system is maintained by a gland in the lungs, called the thymus. The working of thymus is regulated using vitamin A. Beta carotene is a pro-vitamin and a precursor of Vitamin A. It is water soluble, and is generally found in fresh fruits and vegetables. In chronic fatigue syndrome, pro-vitamins, like the beta carotene, work only in the preliminary stages. However, it is a strong antioxidant, and acts as a scavenger for the free radicals, strengthening the immune system.
Vitamin B complex refers to the 12 types of vitamin B, responsible for the appropriate working of the metabolic functions in the human
Dyssomnia is a very similar term to that of insomnia, which a lot of us are mostly familiar with, being a widely used term to describe the inability to fall asleep. Insomnia is where one is not able to concentrate during the day because of the lack of sleep, and fails to feel energetic or wide awake during the daytime. It also means taking mini naps in the middle of the day, and feeling fatigued or worn out.
Dyssomnia, on the other hand, is about how sleep gets disrupted, how much of it one doesn’t adequately get, and at what time he / she manages to get into bed at night. It deals more with one’s circadian cycle, which is our internal clock that depends on the perception of light to work out the body’s functions in order to understand when it is time to wake up, and when it is time to slumber. Certain chemicals are released as a result, where the body senses darkness approaching and slowly moves into a state of rest by the end of the day.
Sleeping disturbances can cause us to wake up midway in between a good night’s rest, forcing one to find
A pescatarian diet focuses on eating fish, along with a variety of vegetables. It is essentially a vegan diet, plus seafood. The diet excludes all meat products, including poultry and red meat. Turning pescatarian from a vegetarian is always beneficial, as a vegan diet lacks vitamin B12, which one can get from fish. However, are there any other advantages of becoming a pescatarian? Plenty! Here are all the benefits of turning into a pescatarian.
Low in Saturated Fats
With meat cut off from the diet, you don’t have to worry about sources of unhealthy fats that carry cardiovascular risks with them. To put it simply, this type of diet is very low in saturated fats, as it does not contain pork, beef, lamb, and poultry foods. All these meat products contain too much of saturated fats, which can be detrimental to health, particularly to the heart. Saturated fats increase the triglyceride levels in the blood, a potential risk factor for artery-clogging. So, following a diet that is essentially low in saturated fats can certainly help one stay healthy.
One of the most important benefits of this diet is that it provides ample amounts of omega-3s, healthy fats that slash LDL (bad)
Well, literally too, as it stabilizes the energy levels in the body, normalizes the body’s rhythms, and offers several other health benefits. Let’s revise the concept of grounding in electrical engineering. Grounding an electrical equipment (connecting it to the ground) offers voltage stabilization and overvoltage protection, thus ensuring electrical safety. In simpler terms, it reduces the risk of electric shocks, as excess charge is drained off to the Earth. Similarly, when our body is grounded, which is to say, it is connected to the ground, the excess charge in the body can be removed.
Our ‘Lost Connection’ with the Earth
There was a time when people walked barefoot, slept on the ground, and came in physical contact with the soil through activities like gardening, farming, etc. Today, we wear synthetic-soled footwear, hardly walk barefoot, very rarely sleep on the ground, and seldom touch the Earth with bare hands or feet. The use of carpets and raised floors further disconnects us from the Earth. Then again, many of us stay hundreds of feet above the ground, further weakening our connection with the Earth. According to a research, for every meter above the ground, 300 volts of charge builds
What Causes Snoring?
Snoring is basically caused either because of abnormalities in the soft tissues of the throat or because of poor posture while sleeping. The air passages in the nose and throat usually become constricted due to too much nasal and throat tissue, which is also known as ‘floppy’ tissue. Hence, the air that is inhaled and exhaled has to force its way through a narrower passage. This, as has been mentioned above, is what causes the snoring. The tongue’s position can also hinder the smooth passage of air through the air passages.
It can either be mild, which means that it stops when the person who snores wakes up and shifts the position of his/her body, or it can be severe, meaning that the person continues snoring, irrespective of his sleeping position.
The causes and its risk factors vary. While some are within our control, others are not.
Causes That You Cannot Control:
Advancing Age: With advancing age, not only does the tone of the muscles of the throat decrease, but in addition there is also narrowing of the throat passage.
Hereditary Factors: Usually physical features like a narrow throat or the other physical abnormalities that have been mentioned above are inherited
Eat Well: What you eat now will determine the state of your health in the years to come. A good healthy meal should consist plenty of fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains, milk (whole or skimmed), lean and/or white meat like poultry and fish, red meat in proportion, etc. Make sure the food is low-fat, carries very little trans fat, and cholesterol, and wherever possible avoid pre-packed and processed refined foods.
Exercise: Fitness tips include exercising regularly up to four times a week for an hour, to help improve the overall condition. A good fitness regime can prevent the incidence of back injury, and in the longer run, lower the risk of osteoporosis. Cardiovascular exercises combined with aerobics will improve blood circulation, and prevent heart disease. Simple activities like walking, jogging, sprinting, swimming, bicycling, etc., can help to improve muscle strength, and tone the body.
Manage Weight: A good body weight doesn’t just make you look good, it also helps to optimize your health. Ensuring a good weight will ensure that your blood pressure and cholesterol stays in check and blood sugar does not escalate. Also, the risk of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity (unless genetically prevalent) does not get
Protection from Sun’s Ultraviolet Rays
Protecting your skin from harsh sun’s rays is of utmost importance. If possible, stay indoors between 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have to step outdoors, remember to use an umbrella, protective clothing, scarf, and sunglasses. Use a sunscreen or a sun block lotion with a high SPF to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.
As you get older, the skin starts becoming dry. During this time, moisturizing becomes a very essential part of skin care. Using a moisturizer soon after you have a bath will help to lock the moisture and keep your skin soft and supple. You must apply moisturizer at least twice a day. Remember that dry skin loses it elasticity, which in turn leads to the formation of wrinkles. A moisturizer will also protect your skin from cold weather.
Diet and Exercise
It’s extremely essential to follow a healthy diet that is rich in essential nutrients. One must also stay physically active. Exercising daily will help strengthen your muscles, increase circulation, and rejuvenate your skin. You are sure to have a glowing skin if you follow the exercise routine. You can also perform facial exercises to get rid
Understanding Health Ethics
Public health is a broad term and includes the efforts of a society to prevent any form of illness and improve the health of the populace. It plays an important role in determining the effects of an initiative or a measure, in prevention of an illness. It focuses on inculcating healthful lifestyle in the society at large, than dealing with individual health issues. Medical ethics is a term related with health ethics, which primarily deals with keeping track of growing biomedical technology, research and medical care. The term ‘health’ is a generic one, and includes both medicine and health concerns. They treat the issues of justice, equality, and human rights as an integral part of health practices. It is important to keep these ideals in mind while providing a health care service.
The practitioners of health services have a set of guiding principles which ensure certain standards and public trust in health care. The ethical code of conduct laid down ascertains a patient’s welfare. There are many situations in health care that have legal and social implications, for both the medical practitioner and the patient. For example, the confidentiality of a patient’s health records
Hybrid cars are cool, aren’t they? The way they seamlessly switch from gas to electric power depending upon the needs of the engine at the moment, and the way they automatically charge their own battery as you drive. You know what’s even cooler? Your body does the same thing – it can run on sugar or fat, and generally runs on a combination of the two. When your needs change, your body changes fuel – and all you have to do is eat.
When You Eat
Say you’re sitting down to a cheeseburger and fries for lunch. Your meal is composed of carbohydrates in the bread and vegetables, and there’s fat in the meat and fries. There’s also protein in the meat, but that goes toward cell repair and isn’t really a good source of pure energy.
As you chew, the carbs start digesting in your saliva. Then the food gets to your stomach, where it’s ground up and dissolved, then pushed into your intestines. This is where the magic happens, where the stomach-mush is further broken down into individual molecules – for the purpose of this discussion, carbohydrates and fats. These molecules slip through your intestinal
Parents, often insist their children on staying healthy in college. This is because these students are independent and would have to manage things on their own. There is a new found sense of freedom. However, at the same time there is the burden of an added responsibility of doing well academically, by managing everything on their own. Health plays a very important role as a proper health is required for a student to perform well in all aspects during this phase.
Food and Drink
Some healthy eating tips for these students are mentioned below:
- For breakfast, one should make sure to consume a full and healthy meal. Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day and having a proper one would compensate for any inadequate or untimely meals later.
- Nutritious foods like fruits and other healthy foods should be consumed instead of wafers or other fried and packaged junk food.
- Junk food is a popular choice among students, who do not have time to spare for a proper meal and are always on the run. However, junk food can be consumed once in a while, but it shouldn’t be made a regular habit.
- Furthermore, skipping meals should
If something like this has ever happened to you and you need to know how to increase your energy levels naturally, give this following piece a read.
Increasing Energy Levels Naturally
You’d think that there are only those synthetically manufactured energy drinks that help to increase your energy levels, but there you would be wrong. There are many, many natural ways to increase energy levels and given below are some of the most effective ones.
Exercises of any kind are beneficial to the overall health of a human being, most of us already know that one. Exercises lead to increasing the blood flow, which helps to clear away toxins and increase your energy levels naturally by helping all the organs and bodily functions to work efficiently. One of the most effective exercise types that are focused mainly on increasing stamina are aerobic exercises. Include these in your routine and you’ll see the change in your energy levels almost instantly.
There’s a reason why they say you should get at least 7-8 hours of sleep at night. That rest is essential for repairing the wear and tear that takes place in the body throughout the day. It helps to energize the