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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Smoking Messes Up Your Digestion

1. The Look To Die For

Cigarette smoke, unless you are doing something very wrong and/or original, comes through your mouth. That smoke slowly cooks your face, gives it a nice yellow hue.

Your mouth is a starting point of your digestive system, and the first thing smoke does, it gets rid of that boring white color from your teeth.

You might say that more color is good and yellow smile is like a yellow sun. If you get tired of brightening the day for everyone with your sunshine colored smile – a bit of elbow grease, stain remover and you are as good as new.

2. More Teeth, More Problem

The bigger problem is that smoking decreases the amount of air in your gums and stimulates growth of bacteria.

That’s why gum disease and tooth loss in adults is much more common in smokers. The most common excuse for smoking is “it calms me” but face it – smoking only creates problems and these problems just keep piling up.

But that is not important to you – you prefer smoothies anyways. Let’s see what cigarette smoke does to your stomach.

3. Feel The Burn

Your stomach is a bucket of acid which you use to digest food. It’s in your best interest to keep that acid in this bucket. You have a special valve that does that. Smoking allows acid to flow into food pipe.

You have things to do and you can’t spend every waking moment smoking but you still want to feel that great feeling. You are in luck as for those times when you are not sucking on a cigarette, smoking has conveniently weakened this valve.

This way smoking lets you realize your childhood dream of being a dragon by giving you a near constant heartburn.

Sinus Headaches

Although there are several home remedies that work to treat sinus headaches and infections, it is important to seek medical care as early as possible if you are uncertain about the cause of your symptoms or if there is considerable severity of the infection. Symptoms of a severe infection may include high fever, if high pain persists or if there is swelling in the face.

In some cases, a CT scan will be taken to get images of the sinuses but most of the time a physical examination and medical history are usually enough to make a diagnosis. Some doctors may advise you to do a CT scan anyway to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any other possibility.

Self-care at home through the use of home remedies, as well as prescription medications to control pain and inflammation is all that is needed to treat most cases of sinus headaches.

Some things you can do to alleviate the pain and help in recovery are:
• Stay hydrated by drinking lots of fluids and sipping on water throughout the day.
• Use salt water (saline) nasal sprays.
• Breathe humidified air by using a humidifier (devices that emit water vapor or steam to increase humidity) if you live in a particularly dry place.
• Nasal irrigation which flushes out mucus can help relieve symptoms.
• Use of over-the-counter medications that can be prescribed to you by your primary care physician

If your symptoms do not show any signs of improving even after the treatment or if symptoms get worse, you should definitely get in touch with your doctor as the problem could be more severe than initially presumed.

There are a few things you can do to minimize the risk of suffering from the symptoms associated with this condition:

Practicing good hygiene such as washing your hands often can help to prevent colds and infections in the upper respiratory system.

Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and using an air humidifier can also help promote efficient drainage of fluids from the sinuses minimizing the risk of infection.

Stay Hydrated

1. Lowers You Risk of Heart Attack:

When your arteries get clogged-up with plague, it can lead to the onset coronary disease and eventually, a heart attack. Since the heart is one of the most important organs in your body, it is important to keep it healthy.

One of the best ways to prevent coronary disease, in addition to changes in your diet, is to drink more water. According to the American Journal of Epidemiology, drinking more water is associated with a decrease in the risk of coronary disease.

The reason for this is that proper hydration keeps your blood thin and flowing. When you do not have enough water in your body and dehydration sets in, your blood becomes thick and does not flow well. This gives plague the ability to build-up much easier.

2. Helps Control Appetite:

The mechanism in our body that controls thirst is not that good, especially as we age. In fact, one of the biggest health issues of aging adults is chronic dehydration due the fact that their body is not telling them to drink. The signal is rather to eat something. So, they have food rather than water to satisfy the urge.

So, if you feel like you need to eat something, try drinking water first and see how you feel. In most cases, that urge to eat goes away because your thirst has been satisfied and your belly is full.

Avoid substituting a high calorie drink like soda or sports drinks over water. Drinking water will reduce your calorie intake. It will also allow you to burn calories more efficiently as well as keep everything in your intestinal track moving normally. You know what that means.

3. Maintains Vital Functions In The Body:

Over 50% of your body is comprised of water. Without it, you will die. Water helps with critical functions like maintaining body temperature, transferring nerve impulses, delivering critical nutrients, providing a cushion for your vital organs, and aiding in the digestion and processing of foods, just to name a few.

On hot days, your body can lose a significant amount of water through sweating. This is the body’s way of cooling itself. Not drinking enough water can disrupt and shut down bodily functions. If left untreated, this can lead to heat exhaustion and heat stroke, which can lead to death.

Heredity Obesity

I thought that I was doomed to be obese for life, followed by all the obesity related illnesses like diabetes, heart and kidney problems.

If what the experts say is true, then it must have been a miracle that I managed to lose all my weight.

No, it is not a miracle; it is the food that we eat.

My mother grew up obese as a result of her high carbohydrate diets, and as she brought me up, she put me through the exact same high carbohydrate diets, hence leading me down the road of obesity.

It is not anyone’s fault, just simply because we were all misled, we give our children what we eat and the same exact food that made us fat and obese is going to make our children obese, and the cycle continues generations after generations.

The experts then tell us it is in our genes, our children inherit our “obesity” genes.

My opinion is our children inherit our diet. The exact same food that we eat and made us fat and obese will surely make our children obese.

The main cause of our obesity is because we are eating too much carbohydrate.

Carbohydrate is the main cause of our obesity, once I cut out carbohydrate from my every day food, my weight start dropping.

As soon as I adopt a low carbohydrate lifestyle, I lost over 20 kilograms in 7 months; I was also given a clean bill of health. Good bye to my high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high triglycerides (fat) level in my blood.