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Echinacea, also known as coneflower, is abundantly found in the central and eastern part of North America and Canada. With various therapeutic properties that...
It’s normal to feel tired once in a while. Life can be get pretty crazy, after all. But if you’re always feeling bogged down,...
An autoimmune disease is caused when your own immune system produces antibodies that attack your healthy cells. The immune system view these healthy cells...
Hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid, is a condition where the thyroid gland does not create enough of a thyroid hormone called thyroxine. People...
Endometriosis is a common condition in most women worldwide. The resulting pain varies in every woman. But a major difficulty in treating this condition lies in not being able to figure out the root cause of endometriosis. Read on to understand the probable causes and how it can help in the treatment.
The high aluminum and lead content in green tea can lead to health conditions like low hemoglobin. The antioxidants catechins and tannins hamper iron absorption from your food. If you're not on medication for high BP, anxiety, or arrhythmia, 3 cups a day is fine. Have 2 cups max if you're pregnant. Don't drink it before bedtime if you have insomnia. Stay off it if you're anemic and ask your doc if you're undergoing chemo.
Wondering why do you have gluten intolerance, even when your blood test for celiac disease is negative? Here is an answer to it!
A bright sunny day can be an instant pick-me-up and put a spring in your step. But if you find yourself breaking out in hives, rashes, or painful lesions every time you head out in the sun, you may just be photosensitive. Seeking proper diagnosis, not just for the aesthetic changes you see, but to treat underlying causes if any may help speed up recovery.
Does gluten-free diet benefit one-and-all? What are some of the myths about gluten? Who needs to go gluten-free and when? Find answers to these questions.
A Study involving 36 children - 18 with at least two diabetes-linked autoantibodies and rest were autoantibody-negative helped understand the link between the progression of metabolic disorders such as type 1 diabetes and the composition and interaction among gut microbiota. Other contributing factors are diet, hygiene, and how the child was delivered etc. Several other studies also point to similar observations.
Besides age, stress, or inactivity, a cause of high BP may be certain stimuli to the immunity system that increase B cells and antibodies, which stick to artery walls, causing inflammation. This stiffens and scars arteries, leading to high BP. Blocking B cells may be a cure. Preventive high-fiber, low-fat, low-sodium diet (seeds, fish, etc.), light exercise, and regular BP monitoring (as symptoms rarely manifest) are also advised.
Celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivities make strong cases for giving up gluten. Along with fostering healthy gut flora, going gluten-free can help alleviate type-1 diabetes, IBD, and autoimmune disorders. But if you are not gluten intolerant, stick to a regular diet as consumption of gluten-free products may deprive you of essential nutrients like vit B and D, fiber, calcium, magnesium, folate, and iron.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease, where symptoms range from mild fever to life threatening multi-organ failure. One main reason is the imbalance of microbiome in the body caused by overdose of antibiotics, antimicrobial or antibacterial medications. Use antibiotics sparingly, and improve your beneficial gut flora by including more fiber, fermented foods, and probiotics in your diet.
Acupuncture treatment takes a holistic approach to prevent, diagnose, and treat a variety of health conditions, thus improving our general health and overall sense...
Avoiding foods containing gluten for a month or a genetic test can tell you if you are really gluten sensitive. A conscious effort is required to go completely gluten-free. Gluten comes in various forms and is hidden in various foods (malt, soy sauce, millet, oats, corn) so read food labels very carefully. Avoid gluten-free foods that are pre-packaged. Make meals from scratch and eat whole, natural foods.