Eating Eggs helps in losing Weight

When you are trying to lose weight, you need to eat foods with a lower energy density.

Eggs are one of the lower energy density foods which are low in calories. It has excellent protein source and all those essential amino acids.

If we take eggs for morning breakfast, it makes us to feel more satisfied than a breakfast of cereal or bread. This means you will eat less lately in the day helps to prevent binging the whole day.

Eating eggs by boiling them produces better results.

Read More:

http://www.dietriffic.com/2012/01/31/eggs-for-breakfast/

Skin Anatomy

Skin covers about 20 feet around our body; it’s the largest organ in our body.

Skin has basic three layers:

  • Epidermis, the outermost layer of skin which acts as an waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone.
  • Dermis is beneath the epidermis which contains hard connective tissue, hair follicles and the sweat glands.
  • Hypodermis, the deeper tissue made up of fat and connective tissues.

A special type of cells named melanocytes, are situated in the epidermis which produces a pigment named melanin which is responsible for the color of the skin.

Read More:

http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/skin_conditions/anatomy_skin/Pages/index.aspx

 

Dispel the dry cough..

Cough is a sudden discharge of air from the lungs with an explosive nose, sometimes with phlegm. When the cough is persistent, you feel pain in your abdominal muscles. Cough is caused by dust, smoke, food particle, nasal secretions and toxic fumes.

Productive and unproductive cough:

Productive cough means the cough which comes to remove the irritants. This cough produces phlegm.

Unproductive cough means the dry cough which doesn’t produces phlegm.

Treating Irritative coughs:

1. Drink plenty of hot water to keep the air passage moist. Hot soups can serve as decongestants.

2. If you are a smoker, stop smoking. If the cough is triggered off by the sudden presence of a foreign substance, there is nothing we can do. If the cough is expelled, the cough clears up soon.

3. Either from a hot bath or taking a small basin of boiling water, inhaling steam can loosen the nasal congestion and easily expel the mucus.

4. Continuous blowing of nose leads to coughing. Block only one nostril at a time to avoid the nasal secretions from being forced into the middle ear and the sinuses to avoid infecting them too.

5. Take lozenges to pacify sore throat.

6. For productive cough, intake of expectorant helps to reduce the cough.

7. For Unproductive coughs, cough suppressants recommended by the medical advisors can be taken.

8. Stay hydrated. Getting enough fluids while you are affected by cold, is helpful to make the mucous thin and helps to fight against infection.

9. Sip hot antioxidant rich green tea which reduces the upper respiratory infection symptoms.

10.  A pinch of garlic paste mixed in hot water will treat the dry cough effectively. The enzymes in it hydrate and moist the dry throat.

11. Have a regular habit of taking a spoon of honey at night, which prevents the dry coughs.

Medical Jokes – Probability of Success

Patient: What is the probability of success in undergoing a bypass surgery?

Doctor: 100%!!

Patient: But how can you be so sure of acheiving 100% success?

Doctor: On the day of convocation, my professor told me that when you practise medicine chances of failure will be 99% and success 1%. I have already attended 99 patients(failed to cure them) and you are the 100th!!

Patient: ????????

Dazzling health benefits of Apple

More than 7500 kinds of apple are there in our world. Following are some of the health benefits of crunchy delicious apple.

Bone Protection:

French researchers found that there is a Flavonoids substance called phloridzin and a chemical substance called boron which increases the bone density and strengthens the bones.

Maintaining healthy brain:

A chemical named quercetin found in all kind of apples helps to protect the brain cells from radical damage (Alzheimer’s disease).

Kills bad cholesterol:

The pectin in apples lowers LDL (low-density lipoproteins) cholesterol which is bad to our health. People who eat two apples per day may lower their cholesterol by as much as 16 percent.

Lung cancer prevention:

Flavonoids components named quercetin and naringin in apples prevents 50% lowering risk of lung cancer.

Liver Cancer prevention:

Researchers tested that the skin of apple has the ability on lowering the risk of liver cancer.

Diabetes Management:

Pectin content in apple supplies galacturonic acid reduces the body’s need for insulin and may help the management of diabetes.

Helps for whiter, healthier teeth:

Biting and chewing the apple stimulates the production of saliva, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.

Protects against Parkinson’s:

Due to the radical fighting power of antioxidants present in apples protects the nerve cells and stimulates the nerves.

Protects our heart:

Presence of highly soluble fiber, slower up the build-up of cholesterol in the arteries and protects our heart.

Immune booster:

Due to high concentration of quercetin in red apples can help boost and fortifies our immune system.

Prevent cataracts:

Antioxidant properties of apples are likely to reduce 10% to 15% of the chance of cataract.

Sinus problems:

Recent research found that apple essence and with few drops of vinegar boiled in water will helps in sinus drainage.

Skin Care:

Paste of apple, honey and milk when applied on the skin increases shine and glow.

Standard Procedures to Combine Foods

1. If a fruit seems to be too sweet, then take a hand of nuts (80% fruit and 20%nuts).

2. Do not eat proteins and starches together because stomach requires an acid base to digest proteins and an alkaline base to digest starches.

3. Melon is the only fruit which digests so quickly by the time it reaches the stomach. It should not be taken with any sweet/sub-acid/acid  fruits.

4. Mixing of acid and sub-acid foods shouldn’t be done because it creates digestive problems. Acid fruits, such as grapefruits, pineapple, and strawberries, can be mixed with sub-acid fruits, such as apples, grapes, and peaches, but neither of these categories can be mixed with sweet fruits, such as bananas, dates, or raisins.

5. Take only 4 to 6 fruits/vegetable at one meal.

6. Fats and Oil combines with everything but except fruits. Thus, it should be taken in limited amounts because they create digestive disorders.

7. Two concentrated proteins of different character and composition (such as nuts and cheese) should not be combined.

8. It is best not to combine fruits with vegetables (especially cooked vegetables), proteins or starches because if such a combination of food is eaten, the digestion of the fruit will be delayed and subject to fermentation. Lettuce and celery, however, may be combined with any fruit except melon, and will cause no problem.

9. Take some legumes while eating protein and starch during the same meals.

10. While eating nuts, take some acid fruit with them.

11. If you are eating dairy products in regular, make sure to eat an acid fruit.

12. Eat an apple in the early morning if you are overloaded on Pasta on the previous day.

13.  If you have eaten too much Protein, eat papaya the next morning.

14. If you have eaten too much sugar, then eat grapes in the next morning.

15. If you have eaten too spicy and salty food, then eat watermelon in the next morning.

16. Since the avocado is low in protein, it may also be used with potatoes or other starch foods.

 

 

Read More:

http://www.acidalkalinediet.com/food-combining-chart

 

 

Tips to energize tired eyes

1. Blink often:

Blinking is extremely important when you work long hours in front of the computer because it moistens your eyes to prevent dryness and irritation. Slowly blink 10 times every 20 minutes. Blink your eyes often. Don’t look at anything continuously.

2. Cupped palm:

Apply a cupped palm on your eyes to make them feel relaxed, comforts and soothes your eyes.

3. Take breaks:

Get away from the monitor and take a break after a working time of 40 to 50 minutes. If you do get tired easily you should rest your eyes at shorter intervals.

4. Look at greenery:

Keep a pot of plants on your desk and look it often. It makes your eyes to feel fresh.

5. Exercise your eyes:

Don’t move your head but move your eyes to look
• Left and right
• Up and down
• Go round clockwise
• Go round anticlockwise

6. Wash your face with cold water:

Washing with cold water at morning cures eyes strain, it also tightens the muscles around our eyes.

7. Cold Milk:

Cold milk is a trusted home treatment that will relax tired eyes, giving you instant relief from the burning sensation and eye discomfort caused by staring at a computer monitor, or TV screen, or after prolonged duration of near vision work.

Simply dip two cotton balls or cotton pads into a small bowl of icy cold milk, and squeeze out the excess milk slightly. Gently place them over your eyelids, making sure your eyes are closed.

8. Look far and close:

Another good eye relaxing technique is to look far and then at a point close to you rapidly a few times.

9. Warm wash:

Have a soft massage to your eyes using a clean, soft cloth dipped in luke-warm water at evening.

 10. How to read:

Avoid reading while lying on bed and maintain a distance of about one to one and a half feet between the eyes and your book.

11. Cucumber massage:

Cucumber, with its very cooling properties, is a natural home remedy that works wonders to heal dry tired eyes.

Medical Joke – Doctor vs Panic Woman

Woman: ” Doctor, doctor! ”

Doctor: Yes!  What happened..?

Woman: “My husband was asleep with his mouth open, and he swallowed a mouse! What shall I do?”

Doctor:  “Quite simple, You just tie a lump of cheese to a piece of string and lower it into your husband’s mouth. As soon as the mouse takes a bite, haul it out.”

Woman:  “Oh, I see. Thank you, doctor. I’ll go around to the fishmonger straight away and get a cod’s head. “

Doctor: “What do you want a cod’s head for”?

Woman: “Oh- I forgot to tell you. I’ve got to get the cat out first from my husband’s mouth! “

Doctor: ..?????

World’s Most Expensive Medicines

Following are the list of most expensive drugs consumed in the year 2012.

1. Soliris:

It is used to treat paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, a rare blood disease which leads to premature death and impaired production of blood cells. The disorder affects red blood cells (erythrocytes), which carry oxygen; white blood cells (leukocytes), which protect the body from infection; and platelets (thrombocytes), which are involved in blood clotting. It costs around $409,500 a year.

2. Elaprase:

This drug is used to treat Hunter syndrome is an inherited disease in which long chains of sugar molecules mucopolysaccharidesare not broken down correctly and build up in the body and causes severe mental retardation, Deafness. It costs around $375,000 each year.

3. Naglazyme:

              This drug is made from human enzyme is used to treat Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome, a rare genetic metabolic condition that typically presents itself in childhood through growth retardation in intellectually normal toddlers, and can cause tissue damage and mental retardation. It costs around $365,000 in a year.

4. Cinryze:

This is used to treat patients with hereditary angioedema suffering from severe swelling, often in the face and airways, caused by low levels or improper function of the C1 inhibitor protein. This condition is hereditary, and there’s usually a family history, but often, deaths from hereditary angioedema go undiagnosed and reported as a sudden and premature death of a family member. It costs around $350 million each year.

5. Folotyn:

Patients with T-cell lymphoma typically turn to Folotyn when their cancer has not improved with treatment, or comes back. This drug works by killing cancer cells, and has a short course of treatment. Typically, patients will take the drug for about six weeks, but even in that short amount of time, but the drug costs about $30,000 per month.

6. Aldurazyme:

Aldurazyme is used to treat a genetic enzyme condition, a far too common and expensive issue on this list. With Aldurazyme, breathing and walking ability can be improved, but it does cost a pretty penny: $200,000 per year.

Read More:

http://www.medicalbillingandcoding.org/blog/the-11-most-expensive-medicines-in-america/