Interesting Things about Chamomile


Chamomile is part of daisy flowers family. This plant is consumed for its relaxing effects and it is caffeine free. A long time ago, Germans used chamomile to produce beer. Chamomile grows in Southern Europe and Northern Asia. It has pale green leaves and a flower made of a yellow disk with white petals. It contains volatile oils, amino-acids .The chamomile tea is very useful in colds, menstrual cramps or when you have some stomach troubles. This tea can also help you when you to have face with anxiety or sleeplessness. So, use it with caution if your job is driving or operating machines. Chamomile tea is a great drink, so we shouldn’t be surprised that it is estimated that people ingested over 1 million cups every  day. You can find chamomile tea almost in any grocery store. A cream which contains chamomile can be useful if you suffer from irritated skin and hemorroids. Some studies shows us that five cups of chamomile tea a day for at least two weeks can boost your immunity. People with diabetes can enjoy the advantages of chamomile tea which help them to reduce blood sugar levels. This herb promotes general relaxation and relieves stress. A chamomile mouthwash can keep your gums healthy. Chamomile is a real friend for the children and helps them when they suffer from diarrhea, colic or fever. Two cups of chamomile tea every day is more than enough for small children. For your children’s health, you should better talk to the doctor before. Giving them more than that can cause them allergic reactions. This tea also brings benefits for the spleen and kidneys and increases glycine in urinary levels and helps us to relieve muscle spasms.
Chamomile remedies
It’s very helpful for the liver, too and can prevent the development of cancer cells. Although it’s a wonder of nature, this plant must be avoided by the pregnant women because of the uterine contractions that can cause. Chamomile can have serious side effects if it’s combined with certain medications. The main side effects are nausea and vomiting and can be observed to the people who take higher than recommended doses of the herb. In 2006,a 70-year-old woman, treated with the drug warfarin was admitted to hospital with internal bleeding after she used chamomile tea. This tea can also enhance the effects of anti-epileptic medications, increasing their sedative and cognitive effects. Chamomile is a cheap alternative to the costly hair treatment. It can also solve both dry and oily scalp problems. It can be used especially for blond hair. You just have to wash it along with chamomile tea. If you want to dandruff, the same answer: chamomile. Chamomile is good for animals also. This plant is used in pet shampoos and conditioners. It promotes healthier skin and softer fur. For maximum effects, chamomile can be mixed with aloe vera or oatmeal. This special plant can also reduce dark, tired eyes and provides you that well-rested look. It can also help you to do a fantastic body and face scrub: just mix chamomile tea with powder milk and you’ll have a natural and magical potion. Chamomile is a good source of magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium and other vital elements that our body needs. For more interesting facts on plants and homemade remedies you can always visit our website. I am part of the Novalins team, a company specialized in medical translations, medical writing, linguistic validation and more. We are looking forward to meet you.

6 Healthy Tips I Have Learned:


  1. Portion control! There is no reason to pile food on your plate! Just take a reasonable amount, and you should be good! Overeating has always been a huge problem!
  2. Eat slowly. I know when you are really hungry that can be hard, but if you take time and chew everything slowly, you are less likely to overeat. How crazy is that? Just slow down, and enjoy the food.
  3. If you don’t like the food, don’t eat it. I know that sounds silly, but we tend to just eat whatever is in front of us, whenever it is there. But if you only eat what you really like, that will also cut down on your food intake.
  4. Don’t park close to the store. I know everyone wants the “prime” parking places, but it won’t kill you to walk the extra few hundred feet from the car to the store.
  5. Switch it up! Don’t eat the same thing every week. Variety is the spice of life, and trying new things is good for your digestion as well!
  6. Eat as much fresh food as possible. I know its tough sometimes, but be sure you aren’t always eating packaged food. They tend to have much higher amounts of sodium and other bad things for you.

Bean and Avocado Salad and Why it is Good for You


First I will show you how to make the salad then we will go into the nutrients and benefits of adding these foods to your menus. This salad is high in protein. The avocado is a healthy fat. The recipe is also vegetarian and it cuts the craving for us meat eaters. It is full of nutrients and can be served with your favorite flat bread, crackers or artisan bread. Gather together the following: 1-16 oz can kidney beans; 1-16 oz can garbanzo beans; 2 small tomatoes; 1 medium avocado; 1 small red onion; 1/3 cup Italian dressing; Directions: Drain and rinse the beans. Peel and remove the seed from the avocado. Dice avocado in bite sized pieces. Grate the carrot. Dice the onion and dice the tomatoes. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. If you refrigerate the salad the flavors will meld together. Make it at night before you go to bed and you will have some great tasting nutrition for lunch during work.
Avocado benefits
So, how are these foods good for you? Let’s take a look at each one. Kidney and Garbanzo beans are also known as legumes. Here are some of the nutritional highlights of legumes and fruits and vegetables benefits: One cup of kidney beans is 225 calories, 15 grams of protein and 40 grams of carbohydrates. They have 0.88g of fat and it isn’t the bad kind. Kidney beans are a great source of fiber at 11 grams. Garbanzo beans are also known as chickpeas and they are a great source of zinc and protein. High in dietary fiber and a great source of carbohydrates, garbanzos also are also made of polyunsaturated fats. (The good kind) One cup of garbanzo beans contains 164 calories, 2 grams of fat, with only 0.27 grams saturated, 8 grams of protein, 7 grams dietary fiber and dietary calcium. They also have a high mineral content including phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc.

Weight Loss Surgery - Understanding the Risks


First and foremost, weight loss surgery is a major step to take and only recommended by doctors in a worse-case scenario i.e. when no other options for weight loss exist for the patient and if a patient is fit for surgery and can afford it. Overly fat or really obese people are usually recommended to go in for weight loss surgeries and those at health risks for life-threatening diseases may be given the option of going under the knife as well, to get rid of the excess baggage. Cutting edge technology has empowered weight loss surgery to be considered a viable option for many overweight persons who have undergone a series of pre-surgery tests, including procedures using advanced medical devices such as roentgenograms, lab tests for chemical, bacteriologic and pathologic determination of imbalances in the human body system apart from using monitoring devices that update the doctor about a person’s exact health condition, including any genetic disorders.
Measuring tape
High clinical standards being strictly adhered for all these pre-surgical steps makes it possible for doctors and surgeons to make informed decisions and accurate diagnosis for a patient’s weight problem and to educate them about the best surgical option available to them, within a specific budget and timeline. Many people may be overly concerned about their appearance and thus aspire to improve on certain body parts but others with excess weigh issues to deal with may actually opt for total body sculpting and weight loss. Weight loss surgery is best considered for the latter case scenario rather than simply cosmetic reasons as it helps people lead longer, healthier more fulfilled ones instead of simply more body / beauty conscious ones. Thus, people considering weight loss surgery would do well to analyze their true health situation, research the process recommended for them, and most, consult an experienced and qualified bariatric surgeon after getting the nod from their family physician as to the pros and cons of weight loss surgery for themselves.

Surgical Weight Loss


We take a closer look at the reasons over-weight people and their families are considering surgery to combat the extra kilos and what are the necessary facts anyone opting for this method of weight loss needs to be aware of so as to be an informed and aware consumer of health care products and services, especially in the modern context. For those who have watched what they are eating and also tried out various exercise options besides fad diets, pills and gadgets promising weight loss but still find body beautiful eludes them, weight loss surgery may well be the answer to all their woes. But, how far is it safe? Is it a long-term option for weight loss and weight management both? What are the possible side-effects of going under the knife? Who can benefit from it? Are there any restrictions on your lifestyle after you go in for weight loss surgery? How much does it cost? What kind of procedures are followed for weight loss surgery and how can one decide whether one is ready for it or not? Which doctor is best for performing weight loss surgery? Does medical insurance cover weight loss surgery? What is the after-care requirement of weight loss surgery? All these questions need to be addressed first before one opts for weight loss surgery.

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Treatment


As you know I am always moaning about how my hair will never grow as it's over processed with all the bleach that I use on it so when I saw that Lee Stafford had brought out a new Hair Growth range I just had to give it a go! Hair Growth Treatment with Pro Growth complex for strength from within. Contains protein based complex to fertilize your follicles creating a healthy environment on the scalp to help hair grow faster and reach its maximum potential length. "If the earths not nourished you'll never grow beautiful flowers". The hair growth mask is perfect to use just after you have rinsed out the shampoo. Apply an egg sized amount of the pink treatment to roots and ends of your hair. Leave it for 5 - 10 minutes and rinse. I love the smell of this treatment its a fresh natural smell, I personally think it smells like lavender which is gorgeous! After using this for a few weeks now I can say that my hair feels and looks healthier especially on the ends of my hair. They are always screaming out for moisture and this is definitely doing that. However I cant say that I have noticed any growth in my hair but I guess I cant be rapunzel over night. And hair has to be healthy before it will grow so hopefully if I keep using this treatment my hair will become healthy and then decide to grow... roll on rapunzel! You can pick up Lee Stafford's Hair Growth treatment along with more of the hair growth range from your local boots. 

Incentivisation, Addiction, Prevention


Robert Verkerk, PhD, the executive and scientific director of the Alliance for Natural Health International pointed to World Health Organization (WHO) platform advocating nutritional solutions to the obesity - diabetes problem that few governments had adequately heeded. “To date most governments have paid little more than lip service to the idea,” he said. “The problem is incentive, both from the perspective of the consumer, as well as from the food industry and health profession. The typical consumer has in some ways become an addict, and to get them to transition between less healthy diets and lifestyles to more healthy ones, requires more than just pointing out the direction they should move in”. "The medical profession has no experience of real prevention. The model is still based on people only responding once they have entered a dysfunctional state. This is just too late to be either efficient or sustainable. The education given to doctors on nutrition and lifestyle mediated healthcare is negligible, and even that given to dietitians is greatly limited. "We need to see a revolution in healthcare education, where healthcare, in the true sense of the word (not to be confused with disease management), is something that is proactively handled in the home, at work, at schools, at universities and through all branches of the healthcare professions. This takes time, but it’s better to start, than never to begin”.