September 5th, 2013

Foods to Eat When You Have Flu

Just as there are certain foods to avoid around the change of the seasons, there are also foods that we must incorporate in our diet to boost our immune system and help prevent upper respiratory infections, especially flu. Read here about such 5 foods and why these should be given emphasis: Top 5 foods with cold-and-flu-fighting capacity: Oranges / Orange Juice Grapefruits / Grapefruit Juice Pineapples Mangoes Reasons to eat more citrus fruits: Citrus fruits have a detergent action, loosening up and preventing excess mucus build-up in the upper respiratory passages. Citrus fruits are full of vitamin C and other immune boosting compounds that build your body’s cold-and-flu-fighting

September 5th, 2013

Foods to Avoid in Cold

Any food or beverage is fine to eat if you’re hungry or thirsty however, if you have flu you must get choosy and try avoid certain foods to boost immune system Five such foods that specifically need to be minimized in the change of season to avoid cold and flu are the following: • Milk • Cheese • Eggs • Refined Sugar / Sugary Sweets • Refined Carbohydrates Reason to avoid: The main problem what experts claim with eggs, dairy products, refined carbohydrates, and refined sugars is twofold, they are: • They can be very mucous forming • They can clog up the upper respiratory system. Unfortunately, when your upper respiratory passages get backed up, it creates an

April 23rd, 2013

8 Steps to Avoid Infections & Stay Healthy

Even the healthiest of people get sick every now and then. But by fine-tuning certain aspects of your health routine, such as diet, healthy lifestyle, and stress management, you can help strengthen your immune system’s defense against bacteria, toxic chemicals, and viruses that cause conditions like the common cold and flu. Here are eight best ways to avoid infections and support your immune system naturally. Eat a well-balanced diet. The immune system depends on many vitamins and minerals for optimal function.  A good rule is to eat 10-15 calories per pound of “desired body weight.” If your ideal weight is 170 lbs, then consume 1700-2550 calories a day (1700 for

February 2nd, 2010

What’s an Allergy

Allergy and in-laws are alike. Though bearable, they make our lives miserable. Manifesting in forms of sneeze, wheeze, cough, tears, rash and headache, it interferes with our normal living. In its most severe form allergy reveals as Anaphylactic shock, which is a medical emergency Dr. Neelima Mishra, Internal Consultant explains, “Our immune system is equipped to fight foreign invaders. In an instance of allergy, immune system goes in overdrive on a false alarm. On identifying a non-toxic substance—allergens, which differs from person to person, it stimulates white blood cells to overreact. This hyper activity of the immune system harms the body more than the invader itself.” Pull

February 1st, 2010

Cold or Allergy

Change of season is accompanied by raw noses, embarassing grunts and scratchy throats. But if the symptoms linger longer, you got to worry if its cold or allergy? To begin with common cold is caught by viruses and has symptoms like scratchy throat, running nose and watery eyes, which will surface two to three days after the person has been exposed to the virus. Common cold gets well all by itself after seven to eight days. Seasonal changes give rise to allergic rhinitis—the most common form of allergy, which may impersonate symptoms of common cold but is different from it. In case you are wondering why allergy can make your life miserable, the explanation is that in an instance of

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