How to tailor fit your diet regimen

How to tailor fit your diet regimen

The best diet one can follow in order to remain healthy is a diet that suits one’s needs. Hence, no longer do you have to worry about following a particular diet one of your friends or relatives is following. Every person is unique and can eat foods based on their personal requirements for achieving a fit and toned body that remains active. This article intends to provide you with an insight into how you can ensure that you inculcate amazing foods and lead a nourished lifestyle. Ditch the Inflammatory Foods Whether you are thin or struggling to lose weight, your body shall thank you if you lessen the intake of inflammation-inducing foods. Dairy, gluten, sugar, soy and corn can wreak havoc on your digestive system if had in large quantities. Inflammation is linked with autoimmune disorders like leaky gut and attacks the healthy tissues of the body. Hence, you can start by eliminating foods from these categories for a period of 30 days...
Curved toenails – causes, symptoms and treatments

Curved toenails – causes, symptoms and treatments

A curved toenail or a pincer nail is a condition where the sides of the toe nail curve inwards causing it to dig into the skin surrounding it. This results in what is known as an “ingrown toenail”; because it’s growth is directed towards the skin rather than outside in a straight line, effectively embedding itself inside it. This brings with it a lot of pain, accompanied by swelling and redness. There is also a high possibility of infections, if it is left untreated. Individuals may notice that the skin becomes hard at first, followed by the formation of pus or fluid in the adjoining area. The reasons for developing an curved toenails inward can be hereditary or acquired. Let us look in detail at some of the potential causes of this condition. Curved Toenails – Causes Trauma One of the most common reasons this happens is if the toe has suffered some kind of damage. For example, if it collided head on with a blunt object. This can...
Balancing motherhood alongside the professional life

Balancing motherhood alongside the professional life

Motherhood doesn’t come easy. It comes knocking at life with a lot of responsibilities and sacrifices for the parents – especially the mother. She doesn’t just have to bear the baby within herself but also once she/he’s born. Waking up at nights, changing diapers, feeding the baby – there’s a lot to the picture than just getting the umbilical cords cut. The baby is always more connected to the mother. She/he wants her warmth almost all the time. It’s a difficult time for the whole family adjusting as per the desires of a little human and seeing the baby as adorable as he/she is through all the messes s/he creates. It is a divine feeling, yes. But let’s not forget how some mothers are pushed into PPD after giving birth to a baby. For those of you who don’t know PPD is Postpartum Depression that occurs quite often in mums after the baby is born. Sure, the months of pregnancy are passed by happily waiting for the little one to come and...
Putting together a cadré of wellness experts

Putting together a cadré of wellness experts

When I was in my young twenties a friend introduced me to a trio of Chinese medicine practitioners: Dr Kuang, the acupuncturist; his wife, Dr. Yao, the herbalist; and their assistant, Nurse Ling. For the next 15 or so years the three of them fixed every ailment I had, from joint pain to flu to the weird virus that left half my face numb and my balance off-kilter. Life was easy. But then one day they upped and left. Their neighbor informed me they’d returned home following their son’s hijacking. He was fine, but they weren’t taking any chances. I can’t blame them. As for me, my dentist was now the sole medical professional in my phone book. While excellent at keeping my smile healthy, he was in no position to take over from Dr. Kuang et al. That’s when I realized the importance of having a cadré of wellness experts to call on. What constitutes a wellness expert? First, let’s start by unpacking what constitutes a wellness expert. You...

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