Wednesday, February 29, 2012

7 Best fruits for your health

You can go on a 3-day fruit fast to cleanse your body. Just eat fruits and drink fruit juice throughout the 3 days and you will be surprised when your friends tell you how radiant you look!

Tiny but mighty. This is a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E & fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants & flavonoid which enhances the activity of vitamin C thereby helping to lower the risks of colon cancer, heart attack & stroke.

Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits & protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

Sweetest medicine, eating 2 to 4 oranges a day may help keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent & dissolve kidney stones as well as lessens the risk of colon cancer.

Coolest thirst quencher. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene - the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are vitamin C & Potassium.

Top awards for vitamin C. They are the clear winners for their high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; this is good for your eyes. 


INTRODUCTION: The essential oil obtained in aromatherapy is an extract obtained by distillation or pressing plants.

HISTORY OF AROMATHERAPY: The use of herbs to purify the body and mind to restore balance, also known as aromatherapy, was born in ancient times.

Prehistoric man did not know what was the aroma, but I knew that by burning some plants gave off fumes healthy, exercised a protective effect against diseases.

In India, Ayurvedic medical texts cite the essences of aromatherapy from Egypt terapéuticos.En procedures known antiseptic properties of essential oils of aromatherapy balms anoint prepared with myrrh, calamus, cinnamon and casia.Grecia and Rome were Religious ceremonies and solid ointments, perfumes, powders, oils after bathing.

After the fall of the Roman Empire some works were translated into Persian, Arabic and other languages, eg: Galen, Hippocrates, Theophrastus, and Herodotus. In the East grew rich on the Arab Avicenna .. There are plenty of used oils in aromatherapy:

Aromatherapy came to the West at the hands of the Crusaders. He kept mixing these beliefs in different signs, in the nineteenth century, the scientific method led to experiments in aromatherapy, but it was not until the early twentieth century when the essential oils of aromatherapy themselves were reintroduced into medical practice, the French chemist Rene -Maurice Gattefosse, should the name of the branch of natural medicine with the term aromatherapy. Marguerit Maury, a French biochemistry introduced aromatherapy in beauty treatments, which give the skin rejuvenating effects. At this point we have seen the history of aromatherapy in the following articles we will see the types of aromatherapy oils used, the time of absorption of the oils in aromatherapy, as obtained in aromatherapy oils, etc.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Healthy eating for renal patients

Eating well is an important part of your treatment and can help you feel better. Diet is essential part to your treatment process, not only will it help you feel better, it can also help you avoid complications of your renal disease such as fluid overload, high blood potassium, bone disease, and weight loss. Every individual is different and their needs unique, dietary advice should be given depending on a number of factors and discussion with your dietician.
Kidney function is essential for removing the waste material from food that you eat. The kidneys excrete a dietary protein called urea, as well as sodium, potassium, and phosphate. These substances can build up in the body if kidney function is impaired. Following a strict diet can lessen this accumulation and its effects.
Dietary Guidelines:
* Drink only when thirsty. Do not drink out of habit or to be social.
* Eat less salt so you will feel less thirsty.
* Take your medications with sips of fluid.
* When dining out, ask your beverage to be served in a child-size glass.
* Measure out the total amount of fluid you can drink for the day, place the water in the container. During the day drink only from this container to keep a check.
Eat low potassium foods which include:-
Apples, apricots, cherries, strawberries, peaches, pears, plums, beans, cabbage, cucumber, mush rooms, peas, potatoes, radish, onion.
Leached vegetables
Potassium dissolves in water; therefore, you can lower the potassium content in vegetables that have high potassium content by a process called leaching. Peel the skins off raw vegetables and then slice or cut them into small pieces. Next rinse the vegetables in warm water and soak in water for several hours. This removes some of the potassium. Vegetables should soak in water at room temperature for at least four hours.
Protein is needed for the repair and maintenance of body tissue and is a vital component of body fluids including blood.
The breakdown products of proteins are:
* Urea - chiefly from protein provided by foods and
* Creatinine- produced from normal muscle 'turnover'.
* Your doctor or dietician may recommend a moderate - protein diet (1 gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day).
Eating too much protein may cause urea to build up more quickly. Eating less protein may be helpful in reducing your blood urea levels.
Sodium is needed by the body for many functions in the body like balancing fluid, controlling blood pressure. Healthy kidneys remove excess sodium in the urine. As kidney functions decline, sodium and fluids may accumulate in your body. Fluid retention may cause swelling in your eyes, hands, ankles.
Foods high in sodium include:-
Table salt, potato chips, nuts, processed cheese, instant soups, canned vegetables.
Low sodium alternatives
Season with variety of spices like garlic, oregano, lemon.