Instant Relief From Headaches

A day long headache can really affect your productivity! Here are some remedies to cure the headache.

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Ever had a day when the only thing ruling your day is a terrible headache! It could be because of any reason – stress, tension, indigestion, restlessness, sinus problems, migraines, lack of sleep and dehydration.

Many people reach for over-the-counter medicines to get rid of their headaches. However, you can get instant pain relief using some easy and natural home remedies. Here are some remedies for curing the headache that has kept you from focussing on work:

  1. Consume lots of water: If the cause of your headache is dehydration, you can easily get relief from the pain by rehydrating your body.
    • Simply drink a glass of water at the first sign of a headache and continue taking small sips throughout the day.
    • Along with water, you can have sports drinks. The electrolytes present in sports drinks can treat headaches caused by tension and dehydration.

    When suffering from a headache, stay away from drinks like alcohol that can dehydrate your body

    Drinking water helps keep calm

  2. Put some Ice Pack: Placing a cold compress like an ice pack on your forehead will numb the pain, help shrink the blood vessels and improve circulation to the area. This particular remedy works well for headaches due to stress or sinus problems.
    • Wrap some ice cubes or crushed ice in a thin towel. Hold it against your forehead for a few minutes. A bag of frozen vegetables can also serve as an icepack. Never apply ice directly on your skin as it can damage the skin.
    • Alternatively, apply a cold cloth on your head and temples for 10 minutes and repeat the process for some time until you get relief.
  3. Elixir of Ginger:  Ginger is a home remedy for instant relief. It helps reduce inflammation of the blood vessels in the head, hence easing the pain. And since it stimulates digestion, it also helps quell the nausea which occurs during migraines.
    Wondering how to use this miracle ingredient? Steep ginger root for tea, or mix equal parts of ginger juice and lemon juice and drink up. You can consume this once or twice a day. You can also apply a paste of ginger powder and 2 tablespoons water on your forehead for a few minutes to provide quicker relief.
    Did you know, green tea can reduce your Arthritis? 

    ginger

  4. An Apple a Day Keeps Headaches Away as well: Both apples and apple cider vinegar can be used to fight off a headache. They help restore the acid-alkaline balance in the body. Furthermore, simply the smell of green apples can help reduce migraine headaches.
    • When you wake up in the morning with a headache, eat a piece of apple sprinkled with some salt. Then drink some warm water.
    • Alternatively, fill a large bowl with steaming hot water and add 3 to 4 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to it. Hold a towel over your head and take in the steam for 10 to 15 minutes.
    • Another option is to add 2 teaspoons of some apple cider vinegar to a glass of water. You can also add a little honey and lemon juice. Drink it 2 or 3 times a day.
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  5. Cinnamon does the charm: Cinnamon is a miracle spice that can effectively treat headaches. Wondering how to use it? Here’s help: Grind some cinnamon sticks into a powder, and add some water to make a thick paste. Apply it on your forehead and temples and lie down for 30 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water.Cinnamon helps sooth headaches!

Source: NDTV Food

Anti-Nutrients – Enemies of Nutrients!


Antinutrients are natural or synthetic compounds that interfere with the absorption of nutrients.Nutrition studies focus on those antinutrients commonly found in food sources and beverages.

Some of the Anti-Nutrients Are:

  1. Protease inhibitors are substances that inhibit the actions of trypsin, pepsin and other proteases in the gut, preventing the digestion and subsequent absorption of protein. For example, Bowman-Birk trypsin inhibitor is found in soybeans.
  2. Lipase inhibitors interfere with enzymes, such as human pancreatic lipase, that catalyze the hydrolysis of some lipids, including fats. For example, the anti-obesity drug orlistat causes a percentage of fat to pass through the digestive tract undigested.
  3. Amylase inhibitors prevent the action of enzymes that break the glycosidic bonds of starches and other complex carbohydrates, preventing the release of simple sugars and absorption by the body. Amylase inhibitors, like lipase inhibitors, have been used as a diet aide and obesity treatment. Amylase inhibitors are present in many types of beans; commercially available amylase inhibitors are extracted from white kidney beans.
  4. Phytic acid has a strong binding affinity to minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and zinc. This results in precipitation, making the minerals unavailable for absorption in the intestines. Phytic acids are common in the hulls of nuts, seeds and grains.
  5. Oxalic acid and oxalates are present in many plants, particularly in members of the spinach family. Oxalates bind to calcium and prevent its absorption in the human body.
  6. Glucosinolates prevent the uptake of iodine, affecting the function of the thyroid and thus are considered goitrogens. They are found in broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Guide to anti-nutrients
Guide to anti-nutrients. Source : Draxe

 

Jaundice Scare at Shimla

In the last 60 hours, 10 people have been reported with jaundice, with three deaths.


In December, last year, the first case of jaundice was reported in Shimla. At that time, no one could have imagined the extent to which the situation that has arrived now. In the last 60 hours, 10 people have been reported with jaundice, with three deaths. 

On Saturday morning, Shimla woke up to the news of the death of Jagdish Vats, a leading High Court lawyer who was referred to PGI Chandigarh three days back after being diagnosed with jaundice. Although he was put on ventilator at PGI Chandigarh, he died today morning. 25-year old Surpiya, wife of Raman Jamalta, a young lawyer, and another lawyer Rakesh Chandel have also fallen victims to the disease causing serious anger among the lawyers community, which now proposes to take up the issue with the State High Court through a PIL.

Water samples collected by National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune have confirmed the presence of a dangerous virus in the water which was being supplied to the citizens from Ashwani Khad source. Experts have written to the state government saying the virus has origins in untreated sewage.

Jaundice symptoms
Jaundice symptoms

Source: Indian Express

Sweaty Hands: How to cure it?

Prevent further episodes of sweaty hands successfully. These remedies are easily available at home and can also be carried along with you while you are on the move so that you hands remain dry and fresh all throughout the day.


Sweaty hands not only puts off the person with whom you are shaking hands with, but also embarrass ourselves. It affects our social life, and we often try to avoid situations where you might require to shake hands, like closing a deal or meeting your colleagues at work. Several reasons like stress, hormone problems etc.  can be attributed to sweaty hands. Instead of worrying about the problem, try these wonderful remedies that not only help treat the condition but also prevent further episodes of sweaty hands successfully. These remedies are easily available at home and can also be carried along with you while you are on the move so that you hands remain dry and fresh all throughout the day.

Remedies for Sweaty Hands

  1. Water: Sweaty hands are particularly worse on people whose body gets hot very fast. The best way to avoid this is to drink plenty of cool water all throughout the day. This will help the body to remain cool and prevent sweaty hands as well. Drink at least 2-3 litres of water to keep your body temperature under control.

    Drinking water helps keep calm
    Drinking water helps keep calm
  2. Green Tea: Green tea also helps in removing excess oils and moisture from the skin and prevents sweat from escaping into the skin surface. Did you know, Green Tea can also cure Rheumatoid Arthritis?
  3. Alcohol: By this, we do not mean alcohol consumption! Alcohol has a drying and dehydrating effect on the body and hence a wonderful natural remedy for treating sweaty palms. Rubbing alcohol or alcohol-based products on the hands will immediately give a drying effect to the palms. It is recommended to use alcohol wipes every now and then to control sweatiness of the palms.

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    Using alcohol wipes keeps your hands dry.
    Using alcohol wipes keeps your hands dry.
  4. Talcum Powder:  If you’re at home and don’t mind your hands looking a little white, sprinkle them with a powder to temporarily absorb the sweat. This can come in handy if your sweaty hands inhibit daily activities like lifting weights, jumping rope or completely chores that require a tight grip.
    Talcum Powder also helps keep the hands dry.
    Talcum Powder also helps keep the hands dry.

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  5. Black Tea Bags: Application of black tea bags help in the shrinking of pores and also in reducing the chances of sweat from seeping though the pores. Take moist tea bags and hold them inside your palms for a few minutes every few hours.

    Black tea bags helps in shrinking of pores
    Black tea bags helps in shrinking of pores

There are plenty of other remedies you may try.

Sources: Find Home Remedy  ; WikiHow

 

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Suffering From Rheumatoid Arthritis? Have some tea!

In a recent discovery, detailed in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology, researchers confirmed that a compound in green tea may offer a potential new approach to combating the joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.


What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid Arthritis, a chronic progressive disease, causes in the joints and resulting in painful deformity and immobility, especially in the fingers, wrists, feet, and ankles.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system attacks normal joint tissues, causing inflammation of the joint lining

How to cure RA?

In a recent discovery, detailed in the journal Arthritis and Rheumatology, researchers confirmed that a compound in green tea may offer a potential new approach to combating the joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.

The researchers confirmed their findings in a pre-clinical animal model of human rheumatoid arthritis, where they observed that ankle swelling in animals given the compound in a 10-day treatment plan was markedly reduced.

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“Existing drugs for rheumatoid arthritis are expensive, immunosuppressive and sometimes unsuitable for long-term use,” said lead researcher Salah-uddin Ahmed from Washington State University in Spokane, US.

Source: LifeHacker

 

Normal palm vs Rheumatoid Arthritis

Value Education in Japan


Get inspired to see how Japanese students operate their lunch period! You can see why “lunch period” is placed as a learning period in Japanese schools. Directed, edited and filmed by Atsuko Satake Quirk, Cafeteria Culture’s media director.

All Naturals For Skin Beauty

Earlier, we posted an article on Natural Remedies for Skin Problems. In continuation with the same, today we have come up with a gallery of all natural products which can be used in various forms, be it face packs, skin peels or scrubs!
What you need is turmeric, coconut oil, honey, yoghurt, aloe-vera, lemon juice, cinnamon, egg, milk and tomato!


Earlier, we posted an article on Natural Remedies for Skin ProblemsIn continuation with the same, today we have come up with a gallery of all natural products which can be used in various forms, be it face packs, skin peels or scrubs!

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What you need is turmeric, coconut oil, honey, yoghurt, aloevera, lemon juice, cinnamon, egg, milk and tomato!

How Can I Stop Nail Biting?

Nail biting tends to begin in childhood, peak in adolescence, and then slowly (or abruptly), decline with age. Whether you’re an adult who can’t seem to kick the habit, or a parent of a child or teen who bites his or her nails, here are simple options that are often effective for quitting


Earlier, we posted about what could be the potential harms of nail biting.

In this article we are covering how can you stop the nail biting habit.

In 2012, the American Psychiatric Association decided to re-classify nail biting as a form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), along with other forms of “pathological grooming.”

If nail biting is taken to the extreme that it is significantly interfering with your life and causing you extreme emotional and physical pain, you could, perhaps, make a case for a psychiatric disorder connection, but in the majority of cases this appears to be another case of disease mongering to sell more psychiatric drugs.

As reported in the journal Behavior Research and Therapy, most cases of nail biting in young adults does not appear to be the result of a psychiatric disorder but rather simple boredom or stress:

Nail biting in young adults occurs as a result of boredom or working on difficult problems, which may reflect a particular emotional state. It occurs least often when people are engaged in social interaction or when they are reprimanded for the behavior.”

Nail biting tends to begin in childhood, peak in adolescence, and then slowly (or abruptly), decline with age. Whether you’re an adult who can’t seem to kick the habit, or a parent of a child or teen who bites his or her nails, here are simple options that are often effective for quitting:

How can one put an end to his/her nail biting habit.
How can one put an end to his/her nail biting habit.