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Reducing Cholestorol Naturally

January 5th, 2006

Abnormities in blood fat level is a contributing factor to coronary Heart Disease. Cholesterol and triglycerides are the two main fats in the blood. Both fats are consumed in the diet but what is not generally known is that cholesterol is also made up naturally in most of the tissues in the body, the exception being the tissues in the brain. A person’s body naturally produces 2,000 mg of cholesterol per day and the average person normally consumes within their diet between 200 and 800 mg per day. The common belief that all dietary cholesterol is bad for you is a myth. Cholesterol is vital for vitamin D synthesis, cell membrane structure, steroid hormone production and bile formation.

Fats are passed into the liver from the intestines where they are then metabolised. This process of clearing the fats can take several hours, if for any reason the cholesterol levels remain high, the excess may deposited on the lining of the arteries causing atheroma which narrows the arteries causing them to fur up or harden which lead to Atherosclerosis the fore runner to Heart Disease.

The steps to combat high blood fats are to Stop Smoking, to take up Exercise such as swimming, cycling or walking, cut out or cut down on sugar consumption, cut down on alcohol consumption, increase dietary fibre especially oats, leafy green vegetables and fruit such as apples and oranges and also the consumption of Garlic and onions are beneficial, coming off the conceptive pill and hormone replacement therapy and finding an alternative to beta blockers and thiazide diuretics. Further measures would be to take vitamin supplements of vitamin C, vitamin E, chromium and marine lipids or even follow a vegan diet with plenty of oily fish.

The following supplements may help if you are suffering from Cholesterol.

Chromium

Fenugreek

Fish Oil tablets

Garlic powder tablets

Marine lipids

Psyllium

Selenium

Soya

Vitamin A

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B5

Vitamin C

Vitamin E

About the author

Stewart Hare C.H.Ed Dip NutTh - Advice for a healthier natural life

http://www.newbeingnutrition.com

The Exercise That Reduces or Reverses the Effects of Aging

January 5th, 2006

One of the easiest and most convenient forms of Exercise is walking. Different studies have shown that walking for thirty minutes, three times a week, has a host of beneficial side effects. Reduction of blood pressure, a reduction in Anxiety levels, retaining bone mass and weight management are a few of the rewards we reap from walking.

New studies show that walking can also reduce the risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Starting in our forties and fifties, people who stay active by getting up and walking are at less risk for developing these conditions. These studies have shown that walking may even reverse the mental aging process, which allows senior citizens to continue to be mentally alert at a later age.

The latest study from the University of Colorado at Boulder has shown that leisurely walking has the same weight loss effects as walking at a normal rate. Slower walking also reduces the risk of injury. It can be done anywhere at anytime. Slower walking however does not necessarily improve cardiovascular Fitness so an aerobic activity such as bicycling or working on Ellipticals, two to three times a week, is suggested for maximum effect.

These new studies have basically shown us that it is easier than ever to find ways to stay fit. Taking our dogs for a walk can be one of the healthiest activities we have for both ourselves and our pets. Taking our children for a walk with us can be a bonding experience that benefits our mental as well as physical health. Parking further away at the mall for a marathon afternoon of window shopping with friends can be great fun. These are all activities that can be easily incorporated into our lives. Using our creativity, we can find little ways every day to have fun while becoming fit. So, let’s get outside and stroll our way to a better life.

About the author

Constance Weygandt is a balance mentor who specializes in finding answers for those individuals who are seeking an alternative to conventional weight management. For more information or to sign up for Constance’s newsletter, visit her website at http://www.balancedwellnessonline.com

More Meditation Techniques

January 5th, 2006

Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana means “insight” -to see things as they really are, through a process of self-observation. It means insight into your own nature which enables one to recognize himself the cause of suffering and eliminate it.

Method:

It is usually done in a course of 10 days, when the participants refrain from reading, writing, and even talking (except discussing difficulties faced during Meditation with the teacher). Set aside 15 minutes. Find a quiet place. Sit down cross-legged on the floor or a chair with a straight back. Become aware of your breath. Take a mental note of whatever feeling you are experiencing.

Open your eyes slowly after 10 or 15 minutes and get up gradually. Do not worry if you do not get any great insights in your first session. Try to be aware of your senses and emotions and their impact on you.

Benefits:

It is free of rites. Allows one to study sensation in the body like cold, pain, itching etc. One develops wisdom.

Raja Yoga Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation fills the yogi with super-sensuous joy or bliss which is the highest and the most ennobling experience. The bliss elevates the mind and raises the yogi above carnal pleasures, and moulds his bad habits.

A Raja yogi establishes a relationship with God . He withdraws from all the superfluous and avoidable worldly activities. He spends minimum time and resources on his personal comforts and devotes maximum energy for noble cause i.e. spiritual awakening of his felloe-beings.

Zazen

It refers to zen Meditation as was done by Buddha.

Method:

In this you sit in lotus position with back straight to allow free movement of the diaphragm. The chin is tucked in and the weight of the body equally distributed on both the legs.

Benefits:

It is a way to discipline life, and makes one realize how much valuable time is wasted each day.

Nada Yoga

Plug the ears with the thumbs as in Yoni mudra and Concentrate on the internal body sounds. At first the sounds will be faint and will progressively become louder. By listening to this sound mind becomes internally focused. Very beneficial meditative object.

Different Types of Skin Rashes

January 5th, 2006

Literally, a Rash means the growth of some red bumps on your skin caused by irritation to the skin. As the effect, the skin may become swollen, itchy and bumpy. Generally, skin Rashes are not contagious and are triggered by external material such as dust, food, dry air, animal dander, certain fabrics and many more. There are several reasons behind the development of these skin Rashes. Some skin Rashes are merely because of the dry Skin Condition, some may be caused by skin Allergies or infection, and some may even cause by the growth of fungus on your skin.

Dry Skin Rashes are the most common Rashes among all. If you belong to the category of those having Dry Skin, then you might have bigger chances of developing skin Rashes because being dry, your skin will be easily irritated, especially during the cold, dry months of the year. Prevent Dry Skin Rashes by drinking sufficient water and apply adequate amount of Moisturizer. Some Dry Skin Rashes are however, hereditary. In this particular case, external environment does not play an important role in causing it, just in triggering it. In the case of hereditary Dry Skin Rashes, skin becomes extremely itchy and inflamed, causing redness, swelling, cracking, weeping, crusting, and scaling. This type of Rashes comes and goes, often for no obvious reason.

Some standard treatment involves simple routine that you need to follow. People who suffer from Dry Skin Rashes or have the tendency to develop Dry Skin Rashes should avoid hot or long (more than 10 to 15 minutes) baths and showers. It is recommended to bath using lukewarm water as it helps to cleanse and Moisturize the skin without drying it excessively. Choose mild bar Soap or non-Soap Cleanser because Soaps can be drying to the skin. After bathing, apply moisturizes onto the skin to avoid dryness. In the case of severe Dry Skin Rashes, consult physician for further treatment.

Another type of skin Rashes is a Rash brought on by contact with a specific material which causes Allergy on the skin. These skin Allergies can be anything from animal dander, certain fabric to poison ivy and jewelry containing nickel. In general, this type of skin Rashes only affects those parts of the skin which comes into contact with the material causes the Allergy. One of the best ways to stay away from the skin Allergies is to prevent it from happening by knowing what causes the Allergic reaction and avoid any direct contact with whatever material that causes it.

Other than Dry Skin Rashes and skin Allergies, there is also a Rash caused by fungal infections. Tough this type of skin Rashes is not as common as its counterpart; you still need to be cautious as both people with good hygiene and bad hygiene can get this Rash. When you get fungal skin Rashes, treat it with some anti fungal cream which can be easily found at neighborhood drugstore.

Whatever Rashes you have, remember not too scratch it, as scratching only make things worse. Just be patient and treat them accordingly, and if things got worse, immediately consult a physician.

About the author

Jerrick Foo has been researching and developing all Dry Skin care the purpose of offering men and women safe, Dry Skin care tips. He have created Dry Skin Care Guide to share his 10 years of combined expertise with you. Visit http://www.dry-skin-care-guide.com for essential Skin Care tips.



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