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Monthly Archives: February 2017

About Beans Lower Cholesterol

Lower cholesterol

Beans are loaded with heart-healthy nutrients that help bring cholesterol down (LDL-bad cholesterol). They also help in reducing your risks of developing coronary heart disease.

High in fiber

They are high in soluble fiber. Hence eating legumes make you feel full for a longer time and prevents hunger pangs that lead to excessive junk snacking. People, who want to lose weight, should consume more of beans.

Lower blood pressure

Legumes are packed with vitamins, minerals such as iron, magnesium and potassium. Due to its magnesium and potassium content, beans are nature’s medicine that helps lower blood pressure. Besides magnesium also help prevent migraine headaches.

Provides energy

Pulses are full of energy-sustaining carbohydrates that provide energy. They also contain folate that improve memory and prevents mood swings.

Good for memory

Some variety of legumes contains zinc and vitamin B6. While zinc aids in tissue growth and repairs and prevent macular degeneration; vitamin B6 prevents age-related memory decline. In addition, both of zinc and vitamin B6 keep hair and skin healthy.

Reduce chances of colorectal cancer and type 2 diabetes

Adding legumes to your diet is also known to decrease the risk of developing colorectal cancer. It also helps reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. People who eat beans, especially soybeans, are less prone to developing type 2 diabetes as compared to people who don’t consume legumes at all.

Considering all these above mentioned benefits, it won’t be wrong to say that beans are a true superfood. And they are affordable. They are packed with protein, antioxidants, fiber, B vitamins, and lots of minerals. Eat them to lower cholesterol. Add them to your meals to bring blood pressure down.

Have different kinds of legumes alternatively to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Some of the common varieties of legumes which are available in market include kidney beans, black, soybeans, garbanzo beans (chickpeas), pinto, white, lima beans and more.

Manage Panic Attacks

The good news is that there are some steps that you can take that will make having panic attacks easier, and may even make them go away altogether. If you want the simple answer, the power to control your panic attack lies in your thoughts. Almost all people have a large imagination, and this is what makes you feel anxiety from the beginning. If you are afraid to leave your house, you may have all kinds of ideas that go through your head You may think that something bad will happen to you if you were to walk out of your front door. However, there is most likely a part of you, no matter how tiny it is, that realizes that the chances of something bad happening to you when you go outside are very slim. Now, if you stick with the thought that something bad is going to happen, then you could end up bringing yourself into a panic attack. So, what you have to do is work to change your way of thinking about the situation.

This could be extremely difficult when you first begin, because you may not really notice that you are thinking these thoughts. So, you should start just by taking notice when you have thoughts going through your head about a situation. You have to keep telling yourself that it is just your imagination, and that is not really how the situation is. This takes a lot of practice, but eventually, you will become good at this. You may find that after a bit of practice, you will start to be able to change your thought patterns, and you will begin to have less panic attacks, and feel much better as a result.

Orthorexia Nervosa

Orthorexia nervosa. It’s a desire to eat healthily and is characterised by wanting to eat ‘clean’ or healthy foods. Apparently sufferers are overly concerned by the nutritional make up of what they eat. They have even been known to read labels in Supermarkets and check ingredients.

Not it’s not April 1st.

So that’s it – I have an official ‘eating disorder’, because I don’t fancy a frozen beef burger (with tomato ketchup and French Fries), a can of coke and a slice of cheesecake, nor a TV dinner fresh from the microwave. What hope is there for me?

Will I now be declared a raving loony and my passport endorsed? Will the psychiatrists work with the drugs companies to develop a drug to change my mental state and treat me? Or will I be forced into rehab – and have to spend a week eating at McDonalds or Pizza Hut? Maybe I’ll be connected to a pesticide drip? Maybe all ingredients labels will be removed from food packaging in Supermarkets to protect me from my urges.

On my trip back to the UK, there was discussion on TV suggesting fat people were given financial incentives to diet; and smokers were given cash to stop smoking. Clearly Big Brother is going mad.

A few years back when Codex was stopping herb sales in Europe, I did actually write a piece entitled ‘What next? Oranges?’

So, maybe it’s my fault. Maybe a psychiatrist read it.

If they want to read something new on their chosen subject perhaps they could go to Scientific American vol 312, where, in the ‘Mind and Brain’ section, there’s an article on how the bacteria in your gut control your mental state – as I’ve been telling people for two years now.

Taking specific probiotics would potentially make psychiatric drugs (and psychiatrists) redundant.

Cerebral Palsy Therapy

Treatments for CP includes :

  • Physical Therapy, that will be helping your child in becoming more mobile.
  • Medicines, that will help in controlling some of the symptoms of CP.
  • Kinds of surgery that will be useful for child with severe problems.
  • Use of devices and equipments like as casts, splints and braces.

Physical Therapy is the important part for managing Cerebral Palsy. It starts soon as diagnosis starts. It may also begin at an early stage based on the symptoms. Some people suffering from Cerebral Palsy carry on the physical therapy throughout their lives, especially those with more physical disabilities.

The main goal of Physical Therapy is to :

  • Encourage and strengthen the growth of muscles.
  • Prevent the joints in becoming tight or permanently bent.
  • Functional mobility gets increased by foster independence.

As a part of the Cerebral Palsy treatment or therapy, parents may be guided ways to keep their child’s muscles strong and joints flexible. The therapists work with the parents on the following simple approaches :

Involve interactive play for exercising child’s limb.

Set aside times that record their physical activity with other members of the family.

Encourage children’s to play and move, such as slapping hands on table, banging pots together etc.

Motivate child to play with other children’s who are on the same age.

Physical may also involve the use of:

  • Exercises, special postures and positions that helps in keeping the child in natural position. Wheelchairs, scooters and other devices for increasing mobility.
  • Casts, braces and splints that helps to straighten and also support child’s joints. These devices also help in controlling limb movement.
  • Shaping is done through equipment for induced constraint movement. This approach helps in encouraging a child’s to increase their movements by presenting objects and activities and also giving praises and rewards when a child make attempts by the less functioning muscles.
  • A special jacket of plastic is molded in such a way so as to prevent the spine from curving more. Curves in the spine are sometime developed in the teen with Cerebral Palsy.