Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The body requires a large alkaline reserve for its daily activity. The many emergencies of acid
formation through the day from wrong foods, fatigue, mental stress and lack of sleep can be met by the competency of the alkaline reserves. Boosting the normal body reserve of alkali by
liberal use of alkali-forming foods is essential for those suffering from allergies.
The foods which should be excluded from the diet are tea, coffee, chocolate, cola drinks,
alcohol, sugar, sweets and foods containing sugar, refined cereals, meats, fish, chicken,
tobacco, milk, cheese, butter, smoked, salted, pickled foods and foods containing any chemical
additives, preservatives and flavouring. These foods cause either toxic accumulations or
over-stimulation of adrenal glands or strain on pancreatic enzymes production or disturb the
blood sugar balance.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Are you active? Do you exercise? Exercise is superior for health to mere activity. While both activity and exercise are important as they are involved in vital physical movement, they vary in degree and benefits. Both activity and exercise employ the body in voluntary movement. Activity uses the body to a limited degree and generally to achieve a specific purpose. Exercise employs the body over the widest possible range of movement for the particular purpose of maintaining or acquiring muscle tone and control with maximum joint flexibility. Activity requires less physical effort and often less conscious effort once the routine has been established. Exercise demands considerable physical effort and is more beneficial as mental
concentration is simultaneously employed.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Acid works danger, but base works health. Here are the miracles of the alkalising diet.
The human body is composed of various organs and parts, which are made up of tissues and
cells. These tissues and cells are composed of 16 chemical elements.
The balance or equilibrium of these chemical elements in the body is an essential factor in the
maintenance of health and healing of disease. The acid-alkaline balance plays a vital role in this balanced body chemistry. All foods, after digestion and absorption leave either an acid or
alkaline ash in the body depending on their mineral composition. The normal body chemistry is
approximately 20 per cent acid and 80 per cent alkaline. This is the acid-alkaline balance.
In normal health, the reaction of the blood is alkaline and that is essential for our physical and
mental well-being. The preponderance of alkalis in the blood is due to the fact that the products
of the vital combustions taking place in the body are mostly acid in character. Carbohydrates
and fats form about nine-tenths of the normal fuel of the body. IN normal health, this great mass of material is converted into carbon dioxide gas and water. Half of the remaining one-tenth fuel is also converted into the same gas and water. This huge amount of acid is transported by the blood to the various points of discharge, mainly the lungs. By virtue of alkalinity, the blood is able to transport the acid from the tissues to the discharge points.
Thus, our daily diet should consist of four-fifth of alkaline-forming foods such as juicy fruits,
tubers, legumes, ripe fruits, leafy and root vegetables and one fifty of acid-forming foods
containing concentrated proteins and starches such as meat, fish, bread and cereals. Eating
sensibly in this manner will ensure the necessary alkalinity of the food which will keep the body
in perfect health.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Numerous medicated shampoos are available in the market for the treatment of dandruff. Most of these, however, in the process of curing the disorder, cause irreparable damage to the hair roots because of the synthetic ingredients contained in them. The treatment of dandruff has to
be constitutional, if a permanent cure is desired.
The foremost consideration in the treatment of this disorder is to keep the hair and scalp clean so as to minimise the accumulation of dead cells. The hair should be brushed daily to improve the circulation and remove any flakiness. The most effective way to brush the hair is to bend forward from the waist with the head down towards the ground, and brush from the nape of the neck towards the top of the head. Short or shoulder-length hair can be brushed right from the
roots to the ends in one stroke. In the case of long hair, two strokes would be best to avoid stretching the hair.
Friday, April 8, 2011
It not only keeps the body physically and mentally fit but also provides recreation and mental relaxation. It is nature' best tranquilliser. According to Dr. Robert Brown, a clinical associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine," Exercise produces chemical and psychological changes that improves your mental health. It changes the levels of hormones in blood and may elevate your beta-endorphins(mood-affecting brain chemicals). Exercise may also improve the function of the autonomic nervous system."
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Overcome depression with activity.
The depressive mood can be overcome by activity. Those who are depressive will forget their
misery by doing something. They should turn away from themselves and consider others. At
home they can take to decorating, repairing or constructing something new. The pleasure of achievement overcomes the distress of depression.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Low blood sugar is one of the causes of irritability and headache. Sugar is not a cure for low
blood sugar, though it may raise the blood sugar temporarily and make one feel better for a
Low blood sugar is the result of an abused pancreas which over stimulates the production
of insulin in the body. It can be controlled by eating smaller meals at short intervals rather than
the standard three large meals daily. The intake of carbohydrates should be cut down to the minimum. Coffee should be eliminated as it over stimulates the pancreas.