5 NATURAL TREATMENTS TO CURE TESTOSTERONE DEFICIENCY

Today we will discover the top 5 natural treatments or remedies to increase your testosterone levels and treat testosterone deficiency and loss of libido or increase your sex drive.

Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in men produced by the testicles. Testosterone is a youth hormone which plays an important role in male puberty, that’s the time when a young man reaches sexual maturity and he has the ability to reproduce.

In adults, testosterone is really important to regulate many body functions:

  • Bone density
  • Fat distribution in the body
  • Muscle strength and build
  • Facial and body hair
  • Sperm production
  • Sex drive that called libido.

Around the age of thirty, testosterone levels begin to drop and many people will definitely notice considerable changes and reduction in their sex drive and loss of the feeling of well being at the age of forty.

Now lets list out the top 5 natural cures or remedies and things you need to do to raise your testosterone and not only cure loss of libido or the sex drive, but also restore yourself to your youth feeling and appearance. With these remedies you can avoid the adverse effects of synthetic testosterone injections prescribed by your doctor.

  1. Reduce Alcohol : Many research studies have clearly demonstrated that chronic consumption of alcohol on a regular basis appears to be consistently inhibitory and suppresses reproductive function and produces a low testosterone levels.
  2. Reduce Weight If you are overweight or obese. You will have a low testosterone levels, because in fatty tissue conversion of testosterone to oestrogen happens. Oestrogen is a female hormone and has opposite effects of testosterone. You may even get man boobs – that s called gynecomastia in medical terms.
  3. Stress and Sleep: Reduce Stress and Increase Sleep. Stress increases the stress hormone called cortisol and this will kill your testosterone levels. Sleep for atleast 7 to 9 hours a day. Many studies have shown testosterone drops by more than 20 percent if you are not sleeping well and the quality of sleep also matters.
  4. Start Exercising specially with weights. This has a direct effect on testosterone levels in your body. Even short duration workouts with weights will do the job. If you do not go to gym, you can do some pushups or pullups for about 15 minutes a couple of times in a day. That’s more than sufficient to keep your levels up.
  5. Supplements – Vitamin D and Zinc and Magnesium. Taking food rich in these or taking supplements will do the job. Also expose your skin to sunlight for atleast 30 to 60 minutes daily. Check out a detailed video on Vitamin D deficiency signs and how to fix this from an end screen link.

Now another Bonus TIP: Stay away from xenoestrogens – the endocrine disruptors. These are found in a variety of everyday items. Reduce the use of plastic bottles, specially warm or hot foods or drinks in plastic containers. These can contain high levels of xenoestrogens. Heres a list of chemicals and sources for xenoestrogens.

Please Take a moment to click on the subscribe button and hit the bell button to receive notifications whenever I add a new useful video. Stay healthy!

Food

  • Avoid all pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
  • Choose organic, locally-grown and in-season foods.
  • Peel non-organic fruits and vegetables.
  • Buy hormone-free meats and dairy products to avoid hormones and pesticides.

Plastics

  • Reduce the use of plastics whenever possible.
  • Do not microwave food in plastic containers.
  • Avoid the use of plastic wrap to cover food for storing or microwaving.
  • Use glass or ceramics whenever possible to store food.
  • Do not leave plastic containers, especially your drinking water, in the sun.
  • If a plastic water container has heated up significantly, throw it away.
  • Don’t refill plastic water bottles.
  • Avoid freezing water in plastic bottles to drink later.

Household Products

  • Use chemical free, biodegradable laundry and household cleaning products.
  • Choose chlorine-free products and unbleached paper products (i.e. tampons, menstrual pads, toilet paper, paper towel, coffee filters).
  • Use a chlorine filter on shower heads and filter drinking water

Health and Beauty Products

  • Avoid creams and cosmetics that have toxic chemicals and estrogenic ingredients such as parabens and stearalkonium chloride.
  • Minimize your exposure to nail polish and nail polish removers.
  • Use naturally based fragrances, such as essential oils.
  • Use chemical free soaps and toothpastes.
  • Read the labels on condoms and diaphragm gels.

At the Office

  • Be aware of noxious gas such as from copiers and printers, carpets, fiberboards, and at the gas pump.
Please follow and like us:

5 Super Foods in Breakfast to be Active and Energetic all day

Most of us depend on Caffeine and Fast foods whenever we feel lack of energy or get that lazy feeling.  Having a cup of tea or coffee will certainly make you feel energetic, but only for a short period of time and your energy levels crash again.

Before I list out 5 Magic foods, Please take as second to click on the Subscribe button and the bell button, so that you will get notified whenever we add any useful episode.

Well, Before you start your day, make sure to include one or more of these Top 5 foods in your diet for your breakfast to be active and energetic throughout the day.

05: A Glass of Water After You Wake up from Bed: Start Your Day with a glass or two of water. It just fires up your metabolism. You are dehydrated when you wake up after sleep and water also helps flush out toxins and Dilutes and pushes the gastric acidic secretions down into your gut.

04: Melons and Citrus Fruits: These are best taken on empty stomach or atleast half and hour before breakfast. Or You can just squeeze half a lemon in your First Glass of water after your wake up from bed. Melon is full of electrolytes for instant energy and hydration whereas lemon provide the starter dose of vitamin C for the day.

03: One Whole EGG: Egg is an excellent source of inexpensive, high quality protein. Eggs for Breakfast Can actually Help You Lose Body Fat. They contain only trace amounts of carbohydrates, but plenty of protein and fat. Eggs also are high in vitamin A, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper and even selenium.

Though eggs are high in cholesterol, but the effect of eggs on blood cholesterol is minimal when compared with the effect of trans fats and saturated fats. Most healthy people can eat up to seven eggs a week with no increase in their risk of heart disease. Infact Cholesterol is very much essential to your body and it’s a raw material for synthesis of various hormones including sex hormones.
Dietary Guidelines recommend eating only 100 to 300 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol a day depending on your caloric level. And generally one large chicken egg has only about 186 mgs of cholesterol — all of which is found in the yolk. So that says it all.

02: Soaked Almonds: When you soak them overnight, their nutrient value is enhanced. You can eat about 5-10 almonds. It gives you loads of nutrition and also improves satiety through the day and you wont feel hungry during the day.

01: Dates: Dates are a great addition to kick start your day. Dates help relieve constipation and the potassium content in dates can also treat stomach upsets and diarrhea.

Please follow and like us:

Early Warning Signs of HEART FAILURE

In todays short episode we will look into picking up early signs and symptoms of heart failure and this knowledge  can be a life saver for your or your loved ones.

Well, Heart failure can be of two types:

  1. Chronic thats gradually progressing, or,
  2. Acute or Sudden Onset.

Picking up early signs and symptoms of heart failure is really important for starting treatment early and preventing complications and early death. These include:

  • Shortness of breath medically called Dyspnoea specially on excersion or when you lie down – that’s called orthopnea.
  • Easy Getting Tired or feeling weak.
  • Swelling in your legs, ankles and feet.
  • Rapid or irregular heartbeat – you feel the palpitations.
  • Reduced ability to exercise.
  • Persistent cough or wheezing with white or pink blood-tinged sputum.
  • Increased need to urinate at night.
  • Swelling of your abdomen.
  • Sudden weight gain from fluid retention.
  • Lack of appetite and nausea.
  • Difficulty concentrating or decreased alertness.
  • Sudden, severe shortness of breath and coughing up pink, foamy mucus.
  • Chest pain if your heart failure is caused by a heart attack.

 

Ignoring these signs and symptoms may prove fatal. If you feel any of the above, please consult your doctor immediately.

 

Please follow and like us:

Vitamin D deficiency Hidden in most of us – Easy Treatment Steps

Most people ignore this cause of hairloss, pains, depression, digestive upset and vertigo and suffer from poor quality of life. This easy DIY approach to diagnose a common cause for certain common signs and symptoms like hair loss or hair thinning, muscle pains, digestive upset, depression, back ache and many others health problems which can be due to vitamin D deficiency in your body. If neglected, in the long run, this can be life threatening. We will show you an easy DIY approach to diagnose this common problem of vitamin D deficiency, particularly in adults.

Lets Start with our  Approach:

Age Sex Race Risk factors signs and symptoms, diagnosis, investigations, treatment and the take home message finally.

Starting with the Age Sex and Race

– According to many studies and researches, this vitamin D deficiency is more prevalent in the 40 to 60 year old age groups.
– Male population is more affected than females.
– Over 80 percent African-Americans are Vitamin D deficient, 40 to 45 percent of adults in the US, 70 percent in Hispanics and in Indians.

Lets learn about Risk Factors: If you have one or more of these, then you must be double cautious about this problem.
–  Staying indoors or always using sunscreen when going out.
– Pure Vegetarians (specially those who do not eat diary products, meat fish,etc)
– People Having dark skin (synthesis of Vitamin D from sunlight reduced).
– Being elderly
– Being overweight or obese.
– Recent Major surgery.
– Living far from the equator where there is little sun year-round.

Signs and Symptoms: If you have one or more of these signs and symptoms, then follow the advice given towards the end of this video.
– Falling Sick or Getting Infected Frequently (this is due to weaking of your immune system due to Vitamin D deficiency).
– Feeling of Tiredness and inability to perform routine day to day activities.
– Frequent Muscle Pains, Back pain specially lowet back pain, Headaches.
– Depression, mood swings, irritable bowel and feeling of passing motions frequently and anxiety.
– Impaired Wound healing and Bone loss (because Vitamin D is required for Calcium absorption) – This can make you more prone to fractures with simple imjuries.
– Alopecia – that’s Hair Loss which is often attributed to stress and nutritional deficiencies. Hair loss can be in the form of hair thinning or even female pattern baldness or alopecia aerate.
– Dizziness or vertigo is another common symptom of severe vitamin D deficiency.

Now the Investigations required for final diagnosis:

If you think you have these matching symptoms, you need to confirm the diagnosis. You can consult with your doctor and get your Vitamin D blood levels measured.

0-20 ng/ml – deficient , 21 to 30ng/ml – Insufficiency and normal range is generally Above 60ng/ml.

Now the Treatement Part: Watch Video.

Now Finally the Take Home Message:
Vitamin D deficiency is incredibly common and most people are unaware of it. And Fortunately Fixing your deficiency is simple, easy and can have big benefits for your health.

 

Please follow and like us:

10 NATURAL CURES TO REDUCE BAD CHOLESTEROL

If you are suffering from high cholesterol, you are at a higher risk for heart disease. But the good news is, it’s a risk you can control. Yes, You can lower your “bad” or  LDL cholesterol and raise your “good” or HDL cholesterol. You just have to follow these 10 tips to reduce the bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol.

 

  1. Eat Monosaturated Fats. You might have heard about a low-fat diet for weight loss, This definitely reduces the cholesterol levels, but the problems is it reduces not only the bad LDL cholesterol but also the good beneficial HDL cholesterol. In contrast, a diet high in monounsaturated fats reduced harmful LDL, but also protected higher levels of healthy HDL.
    So what foods are rich in monosaturated fats.
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Tree nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and cashews
  • Avocados
  1. Eat Polyunsaturated Fats especially Omega-3s: Research shows that polyunsaturated fats reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease. Polyunsaturated fats also seem to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Omega-3 fatty acids are a type of polyunsaturated fats. They are found in seafood and fish oil supplements specially in fatty fish like salmon.   Other sources of omega-3s include seeds and tree nuts, but not peanuts.

  1. Avoid Trans Fats. Trans fats are unsaturated fats that have been modified by a process called hydrogenation. The resulting trans fats are not fully saturated, but are solid at room temperatures. This is why food companies use trans fats in products like spreads, pastries and cookies — they provide more texture than unsaturated, liquid oils.
    Trans fats increase total cholesterol and LDL, but decrease beneficial HDL by as much as 20%.
  2. Eat Soluble Fiber Diet and Probiotics. The beneficial bacteria that live in your intestines can digest soluble fiber. In fact, they require it for their own nutrition. These good bacteria, also called probiotics and these reduce the bad cholesterols – LDL and VLDL.
    Some of the best sources of soluble fiber include beans, peas and lentils, fruit, oats and whole grains. Fiber supplements like psyllium are also safe and inexpensive sources.
  3. Exercise. Not only improves physical fitness and helps combat obesity, but it also reduces the bad LDL cholesterol and increases the good HDL cholesterol levels. 30 minutes of activity five days a week is sufficient to improve cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  4. Loosing Weight. If you are obese, do anything you can to reduce your weight because weight loss has a double benefit on cholesterol as it increases the good HDL and decreases the harmful cholesterol.
  5. Stop Smoking. Smoking is a major risk factor for heart disease. Smoking increases bad cholesterol and decrease good cholesterol and hinder the body’s ability to send cholesterol back to the liver to be stored or broken down. Quitting smoking can reverse these effects.
  6. Alcohol Moderation. Moderate alcohol intake reduces heart disease risk, too much alcohol harms the liver and increases the risk of dependence. The recommended limit is two drinks daily for men and one for women.
  7. Change Your Lifestyle. If you have a sedentary lifestyle beware on the risk of obesity and change to an Active lifestyle. Stop using lifts, make a habit to walk a few kilometres daily and making these small changes in your lifestyle will have a major long term impact on your health and cholesterol.
  8. Supplements. Do not hesitate to take supplements like fish oil, omega 3 fatty acids and soluble fiber. This improves cholesterol and promotes heart health. `

If you’re concerned about your cholesterol levels, have them checked by your doctor. A simple blood test called LIPID PROFILE, after an overnight fasting, is all that’s required.

If you found this helpful, please LIKE AND SHARE this article.

 

Please follow and like us:

8 Vital Functions of Cholesterol | Its Important

I randomly asked some of my patients.  “What is cholesterol?”  I got the following answers from well educated patients:

  • “Bad fats.”
  • “Blocks your blood vessels.”
  •  “You get it from Fatty and Oily foods.”
  • “Bad for your heart.”

Actually, cholesterol isn’t a fat, nor does it come from eating fat. In fact, every cell in the body makes cholesterol. If we eat more cholesterol, our cells make less. And.. If cholesterol is bad for our body then, why would our cells be making it?

 

  1. Very important to maintain Cell Membrane integrity.
  2. Synthesis of Vitamin D in the Skin by Sunlight. When sunshine strikes the skin, it converts a substance in the skin called 7-dehydrocholesterol into vitamin D Vitamin D is so important for calcium regulation and immune functions of our body, and without this our bones could break easily and our immune functions will be supressed and we would be prone for frequent infections.
  3. Synthesis of Testosterone – that’s The Male sex hormone which is very important youth hormone for stamina and muscle mass.
  4. Synthesis of Progesterone – which is an important hormone for brain function, as well as regulation of menses in women
  5. Synthesis of Oestrogen – which is a female sex hormone and very important to maintain all female functions.
  6. Synthesis of Cortisol – which is Also called Stress hormone produced when your body is in stress.
  7. Synthesis of Bile Juice by liver – which is so important for the digestion of oils and fats, and also absorption of very vital vitamins A, D, E, and K.
  8. For Myelin Sheath Production – it’s a sheath that protects nerves and helps conduction of signals similar to plastic insulation around an electrical wire.


The bottom line is:
the Lack of cholesterol results in early aging, reduced immunity, disturbed reproductive functions, depression, Vitamin D deficiency and a series of health problems.

If you found this helpful, please like and share this article.

Please follow and like us:

5 Surprising Cholesterol Myths and Facts

Are you worried about high Cholesterol levels? Stop worrying about it and Check out these 5 common myths and facts about high cholesterol. If you think you know these already, there may be a few more surprises for you.

Normal Values: Americans have the highest cholesterol in the world according to WHO statistics.

So What are the Normal Levels in Adults: The blood test is called LIPID Profile and  the Desirable or Normal Lipid Profile includes:

Total cholesterol: Desirable level < 200 mg/dl

LDL or “bad” cholesterol – Desirable level < 100 mg/dl

HDL  or “good” cholesterol – Desirable level  > 60 mg/dl

Triglyceride or Fat Levels in blood – Desirable level  < 150 mg/dl

  1. Cholesterol is BAD: When most people hear about “cholesterol” they think its something “bad.” This is not always true and the reality is more complex. High cholesterol can be dangerous, but cholesterol itself is essential for various important  body functions like the synthesis of sex hormones, Vitamin D production, cell membrane making and integrity and so on.

    How does high cholesterol cause heart disease?
    LDL or bad cholesterol is the main source of forming atherosclerotic plaque or clogging your arteries. HDL or the good cholesterol actually works to clear the bad cholesterol from the blood.

  2. Eating cholesterol increases your bad cholesterol. Most of the cholesterol circulating in your blood is manufactured by your liver. It’s actually not made from the cholesterol in your diet. The cholesterol medications prevent this synthesis by blocking the enzyme HMG Co-A reductase which is responsible for cholesterol production.  So if your dietary intake of cholesterol is high, then your body or liver need not manufacture that much cholesterol.
  3. Eggs are evil. It’s true that egg yolk is a source of dietary cholesterol. Though eggs are high in cholesterol, but the effect of eggs on blood cholesterol is minimal when compared with the effect of trans fats and saturated fats. Dietary Guidelines recommend eating less than 300 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol a day. And generally one large chicken egg has only about 186 mgs of cholesterol — all of which is found in the yolk.

But dietary cholesterol isn’t nearly as dangerous as was once thought. Only some of the cholesterol in food ends up as cholesterol in your bloodstream, and if your dietary cholesterol intake rises, your body compensates by producing less cholesterol of its own.

  1. Your cholesterol should be as low as possible in blood. This is not true. Certain levels of cholesterol needs to be maintained for many important functions in your body. Infact People with too-low levels of cholesterol have increased risk of death from other non-heart-related issues. Please checkout my video on the important functions of Cholesterol from the end screen links.
  2. Drugs are the only way to reduce high cholesterol levels. Most drugs actually lower the cholesterol the bad as well as the good cholesterol. But we need the Good cholesterol for our protection. SO how do we achieve this?

The most important way out is a balanced Diet and exercise!  Check out my video on the 10 natural ways or remedies to reduce your bad cholesterol from end screen link or from description link.

If you found this helpful, please like and share this article.

 

Please follow and like us:

URINE COLOR is Your HEALTH INDICATOR – 10 TRUTHS

Most of us never even glance at our pee before we flush it out of sight. But the appearance of your urine  and its features like, the color, smell, and the frequency  can give you a hint about what’s going on inside your body.

Urine is your body’s liquid waste excreted by your kidneys which filter out toxins and other unwanted stuff from your blood.  Its mainly composed of water, salt, and chemicals called urea and uric acid.

Now we will look into the 10 Useful Hints about Urine Color as an Important Indicator of Your Health and well being.

 

  1. Pale yellow to Gold Color Urine: This is a perfectly normal urine specially an early morning sample. This normal color of urine comes from a pigment called urochrome. So, you need not worry about this color.
  2. No Color / Water Like: This is because you must have been drinking a lot of water or on a diuretic medicine prescribed by your doctor to get rid of body fluids specially if you have a high blood pressure.
  3. Dark honey like or brown-colored urine: Physiological: When you see this color, Please Do not Panic! This could be a sign that you are dehydrated and have not taken fluids or water for many hours like If you are Fasting like How Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan. If this is the case, you just need to take lot of fluids right away. If this corrects your urine color to Normal, you need not do any further investigation or no need to consult your doctor.
    Pathological: But if you are sure that dehydration is not the cause of this color, It may also be a warning sign of liver disease – like if you have Jaundice, so see your doctor if it doesn’t get better after a day or so.
  4. Red or Pink Urine: Again Do not Panic! Physiological:Firstly rule out some benign causes of this color like – certain foods such as carrots, blackberries, beets, and rhubarb can turn your urine a pinkish-red color. This can also be a side effect of medications like the antibiotic rifampin or a drug called phenazopyridine usually prescribed for urinary tract infections.
    Pathological: cause of reddish urine can be due to blood in your urine. It can be a sign of kidney disease, a UTI – that’s urinary tract infections, Nephro or UroLithiasis – that means stone in your Kidneys or urinary tract, prostate disease like prostate inflammation called prostatitis, or rarely a tumor like kidney cancer or prostate cancer.
  5. Orange Urine: When your urine resembles an orange juice, Firstly as usual simple Physiological causes to be considered like certain medications like high-dose vitamin B2, the UTI drug phenazopyridine, or the antibiotic isoniazid – INH prescribed for tuberculosis. Pathological: It could also be a sign that you have dehydration or there is some hepatobiliary problem – I mean Liver and bile duct disease and Jaundice.
  6. Blue or green Urine: This can be due to some dyes in your food or due to medications you are taking, like the anesthetic propofol or the allergy or asthma drug promethazine.
  7. Besides the color, If your Urine is FOAMY? Then You should check in with your doctor if it consistently looks foamy and frothy. It may be a sign you have protein in your urine, which means you have some problem with your kidneys.
  8. The SMELL – Normally Urine doesn’t usually have a strong smell. But some foods — like asparagus can alter the urine odor. Also vitamin B-6 supplements can change the urine odor. One more possibility is When you are dehydrated, your urine can get too much concentrated giving it a strong smell of ammonia.
  9. Strong Pungent Smell: It its something really strong odor, This can also be a sign of a UTI, diabetes, a bladder infection, or metabolic diseases.
  10. Frequency / The Number of times You Pass Urine in a Day: This depends from person to person and their daily activities and lifestyle. But most people need to empty their bladders 6 to eight times a day. But if you notice a sudden change in frequency without any lifestyle change, then it can indicate some problem such as a UTI, kidney disease, diabetes, an enlarged prostate in men, vaginitis in women and so on.

Its always better to consult with your doctor and perform a simple Urine Analysis test to evaluate this issues further and reach to a conclusion.

If you found this helpful, please like and share this article.

 

Please follow and like us:

You Are Drinking Water the Wrong Way | 10 Myths Busted!

Water! We all need water to live. 60 percent of your body weight is nothing but water. Every cell, tissue and organ in your body needs water to work smoothly.

There are so many myths and facts about water that one should be aware of to stay healthy.  Some of these misconceptions might cause you more harm than good.

Lets Take this QUIZ on Water and check out which one is a MYTH and which one is a real FACT based on scientific and medical knowledge.  Please watch this interesting episode till the end and it will certainly benefit your health during hot summer days ahead and rectify your mistakes to stay healthy.

So Lets begin busting these myths and know the true facts.

 

#10: Drinking Water during a meal is good for Digestion! True or False?

This is a Myth. Actually Drinking too much water, just before a meal, during a meal and immediately after a meal is not a healthy habit. Too much water can dilute the gastric acidic secretions that are necessary for digestion of food. Sipping small amounts of water during a meal will not cause any harm.  So, What s the best time to drink water? Ideally avoid drinking water 30 minutes before a meal, then atleast 60 to 90 minutes after a meal.
But Some studies conducted on weight loss have shown that drinking water during meals can help reduce weight by preventing you from overeating and help in weight loss.  We will look into this topic later on.

#9: You Must drink 8 glasses of 8 ounces each daily to be healthy! True or False?

This is Partly False! The amount of water your body needs for optimal hydration depends on so many factors, like the climate you live in and how active your lifestyle is, any pre existing kidney or heart ailments you have and so on.
The advice of :  “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.” That’s cool and easy to remember, and for normal moderately active adults and in temperate climates it’s a reasonable goal .
But Most healthy people can stay hydrated by drinking water whenever they feel thirsty. For some people, fewer than eight glasses a day might be sufficient. But some other people might need more.

#8: Drinking Water in three breathing pauses and not Gulping or Chugging water is a healthy habit!

Yes, this is True!  We start gulping or chugging water heavily even in a single gulp when we are extremely thirsty specially after a workout. Remember drinking too much water within a short amount of time can be sometimes be dangerous and can dilute your blood sodium levels and lead to a condition called Hyponatremia or Water Intoxication which can cause your cells to swell and this can be dangerous when the cells in your brain swell up and cause a serious condition called cerebral edema.
If you drink one or two glasses of water when you exercise or when you are feeling hot, you will be fine. But you will run into problems if you are drinking way too much and too fast.

 

#7: Drinking lots of water is healthy for the skin! True or False!

This is a Myth. The actual beauty and appearance of your skin is the result of many factors like your genes, diet,  lifestyle, weather and so on. But keeping yourself adequately hydrated is also important for your health including skin health. There is no scientific evidence or studies to say that drinking lots of water will keep your skin glowing and healthy.

#6: Drinking lots of water before meals helps in Weight Loss! True or False!

There is some scientific evidence that Water really does help you lose weight. Studies have shown that water consumption increases the rate at which people burn calories – that is the metabolic rate. And to avoid over eating and help you loose weight, its recommended you drink atleast two glasses of water 30 minutes before meals and not drink too much during or immediately after a meal as already discussed.

#5: Drinking Water in a Sitting Down Posture is a Healthy Habit! True or False!

This is absolutely true!  Drinking water on the go! Whether standing, walking or even running can be harmful to your body. Drinking in a standing position, you are most likely to start gulping or chugging water and this we have already discussed. It is said that in a sitting posture, your muscles and your body are relaxed and also kidneys perform their function better in this posture. And moreover when you drink water on the go it can cause a splash on you stomach walls and can even cause choking sometimes aspiration of water into the respiratory passages.

#4: Drinking Ice Cold Water is Bad for Health! True or False?

This is actually controversial! One Hypothesis states that Having cold water or a cold drink reduces our body’s  core temperature. It also causes our blood vessels to constrict. Therefore, the body spends valuable energy in bringing our core temperature back to normal. This energy could have instead been spent digesting the food we ate. Therefore, it affects our digestion by slowing it down.
Some also say that due to constriction of blood vessels in the throat, this can cause you a sore throat.  So its always better to consume room temperature or warm water during meals.

#3: Your Urine Color is an Indicator of your Water Intake! True or False!

Yes its absolutely true.  When you are dehydrated or when you are not taking enough fluids, urine turns darker. I have a detailed video on this very useful topic on  Urine colors as an indicator of Your health.

#2: Drinking Water as soon as you are Wake up Early Morning even before brushing teeth is a good habit! True or false?

This is absolutely beneficial ! When you wake up after a long sleep, your body is naturally dehydrated. So drinking a full glass of water recharges the dehydrated cells of your body and provides other benefits like flushing out toxins, improving your metabolism, specially for weight loss, avoids constipation, hydrates your brain and so many other benefits of taking a glass of water as soon as you wake up.

#1: Drinking Water Just before Bed is Good for Health! True or False?

This is False!. There is little evidence to suggest any specific benefits of drinking water at bedtime. Actually Drinking too much water just before sleep can disturb your sleep by causing nocturia – thats urge to pass urine in sleep. This can disturb your sleep and affect your quality of life and work performance during the day. Specially diabetics and people with prostate problems should avoid this habit.

And Normally Your urine output decreases at night, allowing you to sleep six to eight hours without interruption. Drinking a glass or two of water before bed can change this cycle.

Please like and share this article.

Please follow and like us:

NEW DRUG WAY-316606 Grows Hair in 2 Days | Latest Health News 2019

Hello Friends and Patients. Today am extremely excited to present this latest innovation in dermatology – a new drug developed by scientists that can cure baldness, treat hairloss and grow hair by follicular stimulation as early as in two days.

Hair loss and baldness is a common disorder and can lead to psychological distress.  Till now, there are only two proven drugs that help promote hair growth but too gradually. These are Finasteride 1mg only for men and Minoxidil solution 2 % to 15% for both men and women. Finasteride is known to produce erectile dysfunction and loss of libido as its side effect and minoxidil can cause reversal hair loss if you discontinue its use.

Recently a paper authored by a scientist from the Department of Dermatology at the University of Manchester have presented with a new compound, called WAY-316606 which was originally developed for osteoporosis. This drug enhanced hair growth in samples of human hair follicles from hair transplant patients in a small study and the effect was seen as early as in just two days.

The team discovered its effectiveness by first testing a drug called cyclosporin A, that’s been shown to boost hair growth in the past. The problem with cyclosporin A is its an immunosuppressant drug that’s usually used on people receiving organ transplants and cancer patients. So,  it’s too toxic for regular use.  During this process, the team analyzed how it promotes hair growth on a molecular level and then discovered that WAY-316606 can do the same thing but without side effects.

So the Good news is the drug WAY-316606 may soon be entering human hair growth clinical trials with the help of an Italian pharmaceutical company.

The Bad news is: The concern with the new drug, WAY-316606. And that it affects the regulation of the body’s Wnt pathway, in which aberrant regulation is known to be linked to increased cancer risk. But the scientists say they still do not know if this particular drug will increase cancer risk.

In the paper, the researchers acknowledge the dangers of messing with Wnt, but they explain that the drug’s specific mechanism of action inside cells might allow it to avoid cancer.

So, all baldies, keep your fingers crossed. If this drug passes the trials and approved for use on humans, this will revolutionize the treatment of hairloss and cure baldness in days.

Please take a moment to click on SUBSCRIBE and the bell button so that you receive notification whenever we upload a new informative episode.

Stay healthy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT1iqBgmTIA
Please follow and like us:
error

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

Follow by Email
YouTube
LinkedIn
Share
Instagram