Thursday, October 28, 2010

Ayurvedic herbs for weight loss | Lose weight with herbs


There are certain ayurvedic herbs that are recommended for weight loss. These herbs enable increased metabolism, burn fat, improve cholesterol and glucose metabolism and in some cases reduce the desire for sugar and also act as appetite suppressors.

Ayurslim is a herbal
Ayurvedic Weight Loss
These fat reducing herbs include Guggul, Garcinia, Gymnema, Haritaki and Fenugreek. Three of these herbs - Guggul, Garcinia and Haritaki are also known for their ability to keep cholesterol levels normal. They help to metabolize blood cholesterol and reduce LDL and Triglyceride levels while helping to raise HDL levels. These herbs also help to lower lipid levels.

The herb Gymnema has the peculiar ability to cause distaste for sugar. If you eat a few Gymnema leaves and then eat some sugar, the sugar will taste like sand. It does this by blocking the sugar tasting receptors on the tongue. On a metabolic level, gymnema also prevents sugar absorption in the intestine while at the same time increasing insulin secretion in the pancreas that helps to utilize glucose. Fenugreek also helps to maintain blood glucose levels.

Ayurslim is a herbal blend that contains these 5 ayurvedic herbs for maximum benefit in reducing weight. Loss of weight in terms of pounds as well as inches is generally observed depending on the amount of superficial or deep seated fat after taking Ayurslim in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Sustained weight loss can be achieved by changing one's lifestyle. Cutting down on portions (at least by 40%), avoiding fatty foods, drinking at least 8 glasses of water and exercising daily will help to maintain weight loss.

Read more on Ayurslim ingredients and benefits

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Liver health foods | Keep your liver healthy naturally


The liver is an organ that can regenerate itself from as little as 25% of remaining liver. This remarkable organ has multiple roles in our body. It aids in metabolism, detoxification, bile production, glucose synthesis, protein synthesis, cholesterol production and storage of vitamins and minerals.

Liv 52 herbal blend
for Liver Support
Alcohol, medications, illnesses, environmental pollutants, pesticides, food additives and stress can compromise liver health. When the liver functions poorly it cannot remove toxins and you can show symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, impaired mental function, food and chemical sensitivity, bruising easily, anxiety, depression, confusion, jaundice.

Certain foods and herbs can help protect the liver and also aid in detoxification.

  • Vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts, beets.

  • Fruits such as apples, pears, plums, oranges, cantaloupe and pink grapefruit.

  • Berries and dried fruits such as prunes, raisons, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries.

  • Garlic and onions

  • Herbs such as bitter melon, neem, milk thistle and bitter salad greens such as endive, rocket, dandelion

  • Avoid alcohol, smoking, excess salt, sugar, tea and coffee

  • Drink at least 2 liters of water a day

  • Reduce stress, relax

    Read more on Liv 52 - considered the world's best herbal blend for liver support, detoxification and liver health.
  • Wednesday, October 13, 2010

    Exercise brain cells | Work your brain

    We use our brains everyday for basic survival. But there are millions of brain cells that are unused and could do with some exercise. Solving a crossword puzzle, reading a book can help those cells get jogged. Studies show that using the brain increases the number of dendritic branches that interconnect brain cells. The more we think, the better it is for our brain.
    Bacopa herb is beneficial
    for brain cells

    Challenge your brain with not only cerebral activities but also with fun activities such as learning to paint, play music, juggle. Even using your other hand helps develop hand-brain coordination.

    Imagination also helps. Research has shown that simply thinking about moving a muscle can strengthen it. In a study conducted at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 30 adults imagined using the muscle of their little finger or elbow for 12 weeks for five minutes a day, five days a week. They were asked to think about moving the muscle as strongly as they could. At the end of the study, the group that thought of moving their muscle improved muscle strength by 35% while a control group that did not imagine doing exercises only increased 13%.

    Brain scans taken after the study showed more greater and more focused activity in the prefrontal lobes which were attributed to improvements in the brain's ability to signal the muscle.

    Even older people gain benefits by exercising their brain cells. Studies show that older brains may have an advantage as highly developed neurons respond better to mental enrichment than less mature brains.

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Stay healthy during winter | Lifestyle and food for good health

    As winter approaches, we pay a lot of attention to keeping warm.
    In addition to bringing out the woollens, staying indoors and keeping out drafts, it is also important to pay attention to what is happening inside our bodies.

    The best defense against catching colds, is building up the body's natural immune system.

    1. The most important thing you can do to maintain your immune system is to be unstressed, relaxed and happy. Colds are most likely to occur when you have been subjected to stress or have not had good rest. Do whatever is necessary to keep yourself happy. Use distraction such as watching movies and reading, socialization and meditation.

    2. Exercise regularly. Walking is said to thwart colds. Even if you can only squeeze in 10-15 minutes a day do it. You can also do the simplest of stretching exercises or yoga at home if it is not possible to exercise outside or go to a gym.

    3. Increase your intake of vitamin rich foods. You can get these from fruits, vegetables, beans and legumes. Hearty soups, teas with herbs and spices will help to keep you warm and improve immunity.

    4. Ayurvedic herbal blends such as Chyawanprash, Septilin, are tonic, nourishing and vitamin and mineral rich designed to boost the body's defense mechanisms and reduce cell oxidation. Individual herbs such as Vasaka, Tulasi and Turmeric are well known for their properties in preventing respiratory tract problems and other infections.
    Septilin builds body's immunity
    Chyawanprash for natural immunity

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010

    CAD risk factors | Angina and CAD risk factors

    While CAD (Coronary artery disease) or angina can occur even without pre-existing risk factors, the possibility of developing these heart diseases is greater if these risk factors are present. Also knowing these risk factors will help you to modify your lifestyle to prevent future problems.

    Abana is a herbal blend
    for Heart Health
    The following lifestyle factors can lead to CAD.

    1.Lack of exercise
    3.A high fat, high cholesterol, high sugar diet including sugary drinks
    4.Excessive drinking

    Health Conditions
    1. High blood pressure
    2. High cholesterol and triglycerides
    3. Diabetes
    4. Obesity
    5. Stress
    6. Depression
    7. Genetic Factors

    Men are more likely to develop CAD earlier than women. After menopause a woman’s risk for the disease rises.

    Certain Blood Test Results
    Some studies have shown a relation between levels of certain amino acids or proteins in the blood and the risk of developing CAD.

    1.High levels of homocysteine may indicate an increased risk of CAD.
    2.High levels of C-reactive protein are also a risk factor.

    Aging increases the risk of CAD and angina. Men older than 45 and women older than 55 (or younger if they have premature menopause) are at greater risk of heart disease.

    Ethnic Factors
    Arjuna herb for heart health
    Risk of CAD and angina is higher among African Americans, Mexican Americans, American Indians, native Hawaiians, and some Asian Americans