Here’s what you can do to accelerate the healing of your bruises: Immediately After It Happens Just apply a cold compress, an ice pack or anything that comes from your freezer on the affected portion of your skin. This will help reduce the swelling and minimize the damage. And if it’s just too cold for your skin, just wrap it up in a cloth. This will help you better tolerate the cold temperature of the ice pack. If you can, keep it on for up to a half hour and then take a break for up to 15 minutes. If
Three hundred grams of spinach can save your life. This is the threshold from which these green, tasty leaves turn from food into medicine, while triggering intense healing processes in the body. So, Popeye was right. Scientists began recognizing the healing properties of spinach at the beginning of the 20th century, when they discovered its richness in iron, magnesium, potassium and countless vitamins, like vitamin A, K and folate. If you’re experiencing fatigue, loss of energy, rapid heartbeat, headaches, inability to concentrate, paleness, muscular cramps and insomnia, then chances are you’re suffering from anemia. And this is not something you
Many of you have asked me for tips on how to “detox” your liver. And there’s no wonder, since your liver is in charge of cleaning your blood of dangerous chemicals, among other benefits. To keep your liver in tip-top shape, I’ve prepared for you a few health tips that I know you’ll enjoy! But before we get into that, there are a few things I need to tell you. If you were born between 1945 – 1965, the Centre for Disease and Control recommends you get tested for hepatitis C. This disease can stay hidden in your body for
When we were young, our parents or grandparents used to feed us with oatmeal, which filled us with energy from the very first hours of the morning. But what makes oats special? Why do we feel so energized after eating them? Well, oats are a long-term energy supplier that do not strain your digestive system. They are also rich in vegetable proteins and soluble fibers, which absorb water and help form a gel in the stomach. This process helps you feel full for longer, while helping to lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Anthropologists discovered ancient writings that tell all
Usually when I ask my patients about their sex life, most of them react the same: shy, dismissive, embarrassed. As a physician, these aspects are important because they can tell me a lot of things. For example: Hormone levels Mental status Lifestyle This is vital information that helps me give my patients the best solution for his or her problem. Sex Facts We’re grown people and sex is just another healthy and beautiful part of life. And actually you’d be surprised to know how many benefits a healthy sex life brings: It fortifies your immunity. It reduces depression and stress.
If you want to protect yourself against viruses this season (and all through the year) then you might want to thank these little critters. Bees give us more than just honey. They offer us an incredible healing gift – royal jelly. This gelatinous substance is produced by honeybees and as food for the queen and her offspring. You’ve probably never heard of royal jelly before, but in Asia, this miracle substance has been used to treat many ailments since ancient times. And here is what it can do for you: Health Benefits of Royal Jelly Boosts Immunity Studies done in
Over the past few years, the chia seeds have gained a well-deserved superfood recognition. Their health benefits have been repeatedly listed by scientists over and over again, in dozens of research studies. In fact, according to the Harvard School of Public Health1, chia seeds contain plenty of: Antioxidants Polyunsaturated fat, as omega-3 fatty acids Fiber Protein Calcium Phosphorus Magnesium Manganese Zinc Just one tablespoon of chia seeds contains about 70 calories, 2 grams of protein, 5.5 grams of fiber, 3.5 grams of unsaturated fat and 9% of the recommended daily amount of calcium. In addition, they also contain zinc, copper
The caraway is a plant that seems specially designed to help us at the beginning of the spring, since it successfully treats gastritis, allergies, increased cholesterol, bronchitis, and even springtime asthenia. The first evidence that suggests the use of caraway for medical purposes came from the Egyptian scholars who described it in their papyruses. During Roman Emperor Julius Caesar’s reign, the caraway lived its moments of “glory”, since it was introduced into the diet of the soldiers, to protect them from infectious diseases, exhaustion and digestive diseases. In the Netherlands, the steam emanating from the caraway boil is inhaled to