Coconut Health Tips Summer tips

Nutrition Benefits of Coconut Water

How Coconut water helps in daily life :

Coconut water is a great drink for everyone who wants to improve their health. Coconut water helps in solving health issues like dehydration, high blood pressure and cholesterol when taken in limited quantity. Coconut water is a natural electrolyte, it contains high amount of potassium.
Coconut water helps in maintaining balanced pH acid level in the body, maintaining balanced pH level is key to protect from diseases.

Truth about Coconut Water :

Coconut water is the clear liquid which we get from coconut. Coconut water is a light, mildly sweet drink with a very slight nutty taste and gives a fresh feel. Coconut water is referred as miracle water due to its various health benefits. It is also called noelani which means dew from the heavens.

Nutrition facts about Coconut Water :

Coconut water is a health booster with its nutritional elements such as
Electrolytes– Coconut water has five important electrolytes like potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium. Theses electrolytes help us to protect from dehydration which is usually caused due to exercise, vomiting and diarrhea. We also loose electrolytes in summer in the form of sweat. As coconut water contains these electrolytes, it helps us in regaining electrolytes.
Low calorie and cholesterol free– Coconut water is cholesterol free, fat content is very low and fat free. Coconut water is additive free.
Low Sugar level-Coconut water consists low sugar when compared to other fruit juices, it is mildly sweet and has a pleasant taste.

Vitamins and minerals– Coconut water is a source of vitamin C and B-complex vitamins. Vitamins help to maintain healthy cellular function, boost your immunity and promotes metabolism. Coconut water also contains minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and sodium.
Contains amino acids– coconut water contains essential amino acids which helps to build proteins. Proteins are important for the growth of muscles, bones, hair, skin and eyes. These amino acids help in controlling indigestion problems.
Rich in cytokinins or plant hormones, which have anti-aging, anti-cancer, and anti-thrombolytic effects in humans.

Amazing benefits of Coconut Water :

Coconut water is useful for lot of health problems like dehydration, constipation, digestive problems, sunstrokes/heat strokes, fatigue, diarrhoea, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, coconut water is a great purifier.
Coconut water is a health enhancer; it is useful for all ages including young children suffering from malnutrition, pregnant and lactating mothers and elderly people who cannot derive sufficient nutrition from food.
Coconut water helps in many ways like

  • It rehydrates the body
  • It cools the body
  • It increases urine flow and flush out waste products from the body
  • Reduces ageing effect on the body
  • Helps in digestion
  • Keeps liver and heart healthy
  • Controls BP
  • Maintain balanced pH levels
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Anti inflammatory reduces swelling in hands and feet
  • Prevents abnormal clotting
  • Supports good immune function
  • It has anti cancer properties

Excessive consumption of coconut water also has risk factors like kidney failure, heart problems, and loss of consciousness. In rare cases high consumption of coconut water increases dose of potassium in the body which can eventually cause death.

Health Tips Healthy Life

Tips for Healthy Life

Healthy life is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not only the absence of disease or infirmity. One can achieve healthy life through healthy lifestyle. Good diet, daily exercise and adequate sleep are the basics for achieving and continuing good health. Good health includes having a positive mental health, a healthy self-image, and a healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyles gives not only short term benefits but also gives long term benefits. Short term benefits helps to maintain weight and stress and gives you self confidence by making you feel young and healthy, gives you more energy to be active in day to day activities. Long term healthy lifestyle adds years to your life by reducing the risk of diseases like obesity, diabetes, asthma, heart diseases and cancer.

Healthy habits play an important role in healthy life, they are :

  • Healthy diet
  • Walking
  • Exercise
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid smoking and drinking
  • Eat fiber daily
  • Enough sleep
  • Outdoor games

Tips on Healthy Diet :

Good balanced and nutritious diet plays a very crucial role in healthy lifestyle. Balanced diet is important to all age groups from children to aged people. Eating right not only helps to maintain healthy weight and keeping away diseases but also affects your mood, stress levels and your behaviour. Avoiding junk food is very important for good health. Though junk food tastes better and easy to prepare than healthy food, consuming junk food leads to health problems like obesity, diabetes. Saturated fats and refined sugar effects our metabolism. Children who eat junk food lack concentration and are at risk of obesity.

What should be included in Healthy Diet?

A good diet provides required nutrients, vitamins and proteins to our body for functioning. It is said that the food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison, it depends only on the diet you choose. A balanced diet acts as the safest and powerful form of medicine and unhealthy diet is like the slowest form of poison that causes health issues or serious diseases. A balanced diet includes.

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Protein
  • Legumes
  • Dairy
  • Fats and sugar

Fruits and vegetables contain important vitamins, minerals, fiber which helps you to fight against diabetes, heart diseases, and cancers. Dark coloured leafy vegetables have more nutrition and are great sources of vitamins A, C and K.
Consuming wholegrain as part of a healthy diet will reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Grains provide many nutrients carbohydrates that are vital for the health and maintenance of our bodies.
Proteins are helpful in muscle and brain development and for repairing tissues in our body. We get protein from meat, eggs, poultry, fish, beans, nuts and soya based products.
A legume is a term used to describe the seeds of plants from the legume family, which includes beans, peas, lentils and peanuts. Legumes are very healthy as they have low fat and high proteins.
Dairy products like milk, yoghurt and cheese are good sources of calcium. Calcium is important for healthy bones and teeth.
There are two types of fats- saturated fats and unsaturated fats. One should avoid usage of saturated fats and take unsaturated fats as unsaturated fats include vegetable oils and fish.

Back Pain Treatments

Truth about Lower-Back pain

Things you need to know about Lower Back Pain(Lumbar Spine Pain)

Lower back pain is generally known as Lumbago. It is usually the pain in lower back or anywhere along the spine, from the top neck to down to the hips. It is generally caused due to factors such as injury, back strain, arthritis, muscle strain, slipped disc, sciatica and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The most common cause of lower back pain is muscle strain or ligament strain. Lower back pain is most common problem experienced by most people now a day because of the working positions and stress. Both men and women are equally affected by this lower back pain. Pain can begin suddenly or by an accident or by lifting something heavy or it can be due to age. Low back pain can be acute, sub acute or chronic depending on the duration of pain.

Symptoms of Lower Back pain

Lower back pain symptoms range from sharp and stabbing to a dull ache. Pain in the lower back starts with a sudden movement or by lifting a heavy object. Pain radiating down the legs known as sciatica may be present. Lower back pain affects the spine’s flexibility, stability and strength which causes pain and discomfort. The severity of the pain ranges from mild discomfort to severe, disabling pain, depending on the extent of strain. Symptoms of lower back pain may also include leg numbness, leg weakness and groin numbness. Additional symptoms of a serious condition include fainting, excessive sweating, high fever, abdominal pain, and chest pain.

Consequences of Lower Back Pain on health

Lower back pain not only affects you physically but also affects your feelings and thoughts. It affects your mood, daily duties, your appetite and your sleep. People get depressed, stressed, anxious, and irritable by thinking that they won’t be able to work or go to their daily activities as before.

Differences between Lower Back pain and Back pain?

Back pain is associated with the bones, muscle and ligaments in our back. Generally, back pain might be the result of poor posture or lifting heavy weights, emotional feelings and stress, but often occurs for no apparent reason. People with normal back pain gets better within few weeks.
Lower back pain is commonly caused by acute trauma, herniated disc, osteoarthritis, ligament strain, sciatica and Spondylolisthesis. Risk factors of lower back pain may be age, fitness level, pregnancy, overweight and genetics.
Early and accurate treatment helps to overcome the pain, by medical history and physical test experts identify the conditions that are causing pain and medication will be given based on the condition. Medication used to treat low back pain includes non-steroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs. Surgery may be useful to those with a herniated disc. Yoga, physical exercises and stretching exercises help to get relief in some cases.


Homeopathy Treatment for Lower Back pain

Homeopathy offers a holistic treatment; it provides relief and also restricts further degeneration. Homeopathy treatment for lower back pain is safe and works very effectively. With a host of potent medicines to treat back problems, homeopathy has the advantage of having no side effects that are generally seen in painkillers, and other medications.
Homeopathy has successfully treated a lot of people with chronic back problems with symptoms like severe pain, spinal irritation, sensitive nerves, and back pains that originate from pelvic problems, uterine and rheumatic disorders.

Diabetes Treatments

Treatment for Diabetes

An overview of Diabetes

Explain about Diabetes?

Are you facing symptoms like weight loss, fatigue, increased appetite, vision problems along dry and itchy skin, this can be due to Diabetes.

Diabetes is commonly referred as Diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetes is a disease that affects your body’s ability to produce or use insulin by pancreas. Insulin is a hormone produced by pancreas. Our body transforms the food we eat into energy, which is usually called as glucose or sugar, insulin helps cells to use this glucose/sugar for energy. Without insulin cells cannot use glucose. Diabetes is a situation where pancreas fails to produce enough insulin or cells of the body are unable to use insulin properly. When cells fail to use the insulin excessive amount of glucose enters into body, high sugar level in body is called hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). As the body is not responding to the insulin properly the cells are not getting it for their essential energy and growth requirements which lead to weakness, stress, nerve damage. Glycemic control is the word used for the typical levels of sugar (glucose) in a person with diabetes.


The symptoms of diabetes include

  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Yeast infections
  • Weak and tired feeling
  • Slow-healing sores or cuts
  • Dry and itchy skin
  • Blurred vision

Diabetes symptoms differ from one other depending on their sugar levels. In some cases very mild symptoms or no symptoms are seen, in such situation people with diabetes are unaware of the condition and undiagnosed.


Consequences Caused due to Diabetes :

If Diabetes is not treated properly it may lead to long-term damage, dysfunction and failure of various organs. Some consequences of Diabetes are

  • Heart diseases
  • Stroke
  • Kidney diseases
  • Eye problems
  • Dental diseases
  • Nerve damage
  • Foot ulcers
  • Hypertension
  • Hearing problems
  • Sexual dysfunction

Explain about different types of Diabetes?

There are four main types of Diabetes :
  1. Type 1 diabetes( pancreas’s failure to produce enough insulin)
  2. Type 2 diabetes (body cells fail to respond to the insulin produced properly)
  3. Gestational diabetes (diabetes in the female during pregnancy)
  4. Genetic defects.

Gestational diabetes usually occurs during pregnancy and goes away after pregnancy. In some cases, pregnant ladies have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and in such a situation, these women will need to continue diabetes treatment after pregnancy also. In some cases, diabetes is inherited from their ancestors.

Keeping sugar levels controlled in the blood is the main factor in managing diabetes. Measuring sugar levels regularly is the best way to know about the exact condition of the patient. By good and controlled diet, exercise, meditation, yoga, medication, controlling body weight and limiting sugary beverages one can manage and control diabetes.

Homeopathy Treatment for Diabetes :

Homeopathy is very effective in managing the symptoms of Diabetes. Diabetes with the help of Homeopathy can be controlled effectively. Homeopathy helps overall health improvement, when a person is in good health, stress-free their insulin requirements can be steady and body glucose can be under control.