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De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition that affects the tendons in your wrist. It occurs when the 2 tendons around the base of...
Despite regulations and water treatment facilities, tap water still contains dangerous contaminants. BPA-ridden bottled water can cause hormonal dysfunction and birth defects and contributes to pollution. City sewage, industrial waste, and agricultural run-off are the main sources of surface water pollution while fumes and gases that dissolve into the atmosphere end up contaminating rainwater. Spring water, however, is safe to drink since it undergoes a natural filtration process.
Studies have found strong links between an individual's birth month and a higher risk of certain diseases. For instance, spring babies may be more prone to developing heart diseases while winter babies face a higher risk of developing mental illnesses. While the exact connection is yet to be found, researchers believe that this has plenty to do with factors like exposure to vitamin D and seasonal allergens like dust mites.
Onions are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes. They are one of the most commonly used vegetables across the world. Being rich in antioxidants, flavonoid polyphenols, and quercetin, daily intake of onion can benefit us in many ways. Researchers have proven its potent cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and cancer-preventive actions too. Even in upper respiratory illnesses, onions can bring relief.
While spring is a much-awaited period of the year, there are some springtime dangers you need to beware of, especially if you have pets. To keep your pet safe this spring, keep your house secure and make sure that your pet does not venture out alone. Do not allow your pet to bathe in the sun for too long, as it could cause a heat stroke. Always keep your cleaning products and rodenticides away from your pet.
There’s no denying spring cleaning is a daunting task. All the clutter and dirt that has accumulated can often seem to get the better...
How are you supposed to stop and smell the flowers if they leave you sneezing and runny nosed? Spring is one of the most...
Just in case the longer hours of sunshine, airy clothes, and tree tops bursting forth with color haven’t tipped you off, we have officially...
In a saucepan, saute 1t each of grated ginger, fennel, cumin, mustard seeds in 3T ghee over med heat. Stir in 1c basmati rice, 1/2c yellow split mung beans, 2 chopped carrots, 1.5c beans, 1/2c zucchini. Add 4c of water and bring to a boil. Add in 1/2t each of coriander powder, sea salt, turmeric, 3 cloves, 3 bay leaves, 1c leafy greens of choice. Cover and cook for 30-45 mins.
Along with the varied changes that are occurring in the body which are welcoming during pregnancy, there are some whacky ones that come along...
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.
An overburdened liver is an uncalled-for excuse for toxin buildup, bad skin and hair, hemorrhoids, etc. Sulforaphane in broccoli sprouts can be a life changer. It squeezes its way into cells and stimulates the activation of over 2,000 genes - immunity boosters, antioxidation genes, etc. Add broccoli sprouts in your salads, wraps, or sandwiches. Give your liver a detox for a change.
Avoid red meat, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and processed foods for a week. Facilitate bowel movement - drink warm lemon water and herbal teas in the morning . Parsley, asparagus, and cranberry juice ensure your urinary tract is clear. Consume turmeric, beets, and ginger to cleanse your liver. Stir up your lymphatics by dry brushing toward your heart before a shower. Meditate.
Flaxseed Crackers: Mix 1 cup cold milled flax seeds, ½ cup vegetable broth, and 4 tsp all-purpose seasoning. Stir till seeds stick together. Spoon on to a lined cookie sheet, cover with wax paper, and roll to flatten. Remove wax paper. Bake for 1.5 hrs until crackers crack apart easily. Jicama sticks: Peel 1 med. jicama and mix lime juice. Add 1 tsp cayenne, paprika, or chili powder.
Begin each day by scraping your tongue clean. Drink a big cup of warm water with a dash of lemon juice and honey. Eliminate caffeine, dairy, wheat, processed food and meat. Eat oatmeal for breakfast, vegetables and lentils lightly cooked with some ghee and spices for lunch, and a fruit or soup for dinner. Increase outdoor activity, meditate and get an Abhyanga massage.
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