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Preparing For Winter

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Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 07:20

1. Stop foods that are cold in nature.

2. Dress warm, especially in the early morning and at night.

3. Increase foods that have heat e.g. methi paak, ginger paak, ginger tea, cinnamon tea, etc.

4. Exercise daily till you perspire lightly.

5. Keep your feet covered.

   

Irritating Allergies

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Last Updated on Saturday, 01 November 2014 15:48

We are living in a world where we are constantly exposed to manmade chemicals which, besides being carcinogenic, often trigger allergies. The number of people who have accepted chronic sinusitis and post-nasal drip as a part of their life never cease to amaze me, because one simple, non-medical way of alleviating these effects is to consciously reduce exposure to manmade chemicals.

Many of us have become so accustomed to unnatural chemical smells that we don’t even detect them anymore. But that doesn’t mean that our airways – sinuses and lungs – aren’t reacting to these tiny chemical molecules released into the air. Take fabric conditioner for example, there are more natural ways to soften and fragrance your washing. Add bicarbonate of soda to your washing machine during the rinse cycle or hand wash your clothes with it. It’s an excellent non-toxic deodoriser with no unnatural smells. Also, no chemical additive can beat the smell of freshly laundered washing that dried in the sun.

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Lose Weight with Apple Cider

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Last Updated on Saturday, 20 September 2014 06:52

Losing 35kg over a few months and not regaining it can be done through drinking apple cider vinegar daily. Dr. Janet McBarron became a weight loss specialist after successfully losing weight with apple cider vinegar after a decade of battling serious weight problems.

As a doctor, she knew the dangers of obesity, including high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke and heart attack.

Her victory is described in “The healing powers of vinegar” by health writer Cal Orey.

The strategy is easy – simply drink a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of warm water on an empty stomach every morning and, if you can handle it, in the evening.

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For Eliminating Coughs

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Last Updated on Saturday, 12 April 2014 15:28

1. Braise 1 tsp cake flour with 1 tsp butter. Add 1 cup milk and allow to boil for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 tsp honey and a pinch of salt. Drink as hot as possible.

2. Take 1/4 cup boiling water; add 1/2 tsp butter and 1 tsp sugar, a pinch of salt and 1 tsp honey. Drink it hot.

3. Boil 1 cup milk with 3-4 strands of saffron and honey and drink before sleeping.

   

Why Beetroot is Good?

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 February 2014 14:17

Beetroot is “in” as a vegetable for juicing. This is because the juice is particularly rich in natural nitrates, which help to widen arteries, thereby lowering blood pressure.

Daily intake of fresh beet juice increases oxygen availability by up to 14% in muscle cells. This translates into improved stamina, not only for athletes, but for anyone who tires quickly when walking, researchers say.

Beets contain various phytonutrients called betalains (betanin and vulgaxanthin), seen in the purplish-red hue of the vegetable. These are antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, provide detoxification and possibly help reduce tumours.

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