Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Heart is a good fertile ground

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bad Marriage can make you fall sick

Feeling insecure and frequently anxious about your romantic relationship can actually harm your health, new research contends.
The feelings may boost levels of a stress hormone and lower your immune system, according to Ohio State researchers.
In their study, married couples who were often anxious about their relationship — wondering if their partner truly loved them, for example — had higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol, and lower levels of T-cells, which are important in the immune system to fight off infections, lead author Lisa Jaremka said.
"These concerns about rejection and whether or not you are truly cared for do have physiological consequences that could, in the long-term, negatively affect health," said Jaremka, a postdoctoral fellow at Ohio State University's Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
The study was recently published online and will appear in an upcoming print issue of Psychological Science.
Jaremka said she was not describing the normal now-and-then concerns about a relationship. "Everybody has these thoughts and feelings sometimes," she said. "They are a natural part of being in a relationship."
 Jaremka studied 85 couples, all married for an average of more than 12 years. Most were white. Their average age was 39. All the partners reported their general anxiety levels and symptoms, and answered questions about their marriage and about their sleep quality.
The couples were generally healthy. Those with wives who were expecting a baby, or who drank excess alcohol or caffeine or had health problems affecting the immune system were all excluded.
The couples provided saliva samples over three days and blood samples twice. From these, the research team measured levels of cortisol and T-cells.
Participants with higher levels of anxiety about the marriage produced about 11 percent more cortisol than those with lower anxiety levels. Spouses with higher anxiety levels had between 11 percent and 22 percent lower levels of T cells than those with less anxiety.
Jaremka said the two findings are likely linked, because cortisol can hamper production of T-cells.
The study found a link or association between relationship anxiety and the body's stress and immune response, but cannot prove cause and effect.
While the study did not track whether the highly anxious partners got sick more often, the link is reasonable, Jaremka said, based on other research about the ill effects of chronically high stress hormone levels.
"A lot of the negative consequences of high cortisol are beyond the common flu," she said. Rather, she added, high level have been linked to heart problems, sleep problems, depression and other conditions.
Another expert who also studies attachment styles said the link between attachment anxiety and stress is not new, but the link to immune system function is newer. And it is "not that surprising," said Jeni Burnette, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Richmond, in Virginia.
Until more research is in, Jaremka suggests people who are highly anxious in relationships work on reducing their stress. Reduce stress by yoga or other exercise or meditation, she suggested. That would lower cortisol, presumably, and help their health.
Burnette suggested that highly anxious partners might also try to be more forgiving, and not keep replaying negative events such as arguments. 
The study was supported by an American Cancer Society grant.  

Saturday, February 23, 2013

8 Steps To Cure Constipation Naturally.

1.Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily. It is very important to keep the intestines working well. Keep the water overnight in a copper vessel and drink it when you wake up in the morning.
2.Put a teaspoon of ghee in a glassful of warm milk. Drink it when going to bed. It is very helpful in relieving from constipation.
3.Go for morning walk by having 2-3 glasses of warm water. This will prevent constipation and clear bowel movements.
4.Include fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables in your diet. Papaya and sugarcane are especially beneficial. Tomato and beetroot salads are also very useful in constipation relief.
5.Apples are very beneficial in treating constipation. Eat two apples every morning. Bitethem with the teeth instead of using a knife to cut them into slices.
6.The simplest home remedy for constipation is to drink a glass of lemon juice in water with a pinch of salt in it. This will treat any kind of constipation you are suffering from.
7.Papaya and guava are also useful in treating constipation. Regular intake of papaya at early morning in an empty stomach prevents constipation.
8.You can also take warm lime water early in the morning.It prevents constipation and keeps the body and mind fresh ; By Green Yatra

Saturday, February 9, 2013

These Are The Top 10 Detox Foods You Should Be eating

Lemons are a staple of many detox diets, and there is good reason for this. Firstly, lemons are packed with antioxidant vitamin C, which is great for the skin and for fighting disease-forming free-radicals. Furthermore, the citrus fruit has an alkaline effect on the body, meaning that it can help restore the body’s pH balance, benefitting the immune system. Try starting your day with hot water and a slice of lemon to help flush out toxins and cleanse your system.
                                                                         2- Ginger

If too much fatty food or alcohol has caused problems for your digestive system, it may be worthwhile adding some ginger to your diet. Ginger is not only great for reducing feelings of nausea, but it can help improve digestion, beat bloating and reduce gas. In addition to this, ginger is high in antioxidants and is good for boosting the immune system. To give your digestion a helping hand, try sipping on ginger tea or adding some freshly grated ginger to a fruit or vegetable juice.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Your Heart ! At Every Age


You're never too young or too old to  take care of your heart.Make a smart heart choices to help keep  your heart beating strong.
A-In you 20s:
  • Find a provider and start heart screenings,including blood pressure,choleterol and body mass index.
  • Be physically active.If you start the exercise habit ealry,you're more likely to stick with it as you age.
  • Don't smoke.Smoke may be the most physically damaging health habit of all.
B-In your 20s:
  • Long-term stress can damage your arteries.Find time every day for relaxation.
  • Identify any cardiovascular problems in close relatives,such as stroke,heart attack and diabetes.then take preventive steps to reduce your risks.
C-In your 40s:
  • Loose the extra pounds.Midlife your metabolism start slowing down,often leading to weight gain.However,exercise burns calories and help boost metabolism.
  • Help your arteries with good nutrition: more fruits,vegetables,and whole grains and fewer sweets,saturated fats and trans fats.
  • Have your blood sugar checked by age 45.Your provider may suggest it earlier or more frequently if you're at high risk
D-In your 50s and 60s:
  • Don't skip your heart health screening.
  • learn the warning signs of heart attack.
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes,five days a in two to three strengh training workouts weekly. 
Whatever your age,these strategies don't take much effort.Can you give your heart a few minutes every day to keep it stong?