Complete Nutrition for Men

Complete Nutrition for Men

  “Today more than 95% of all chronic disease is caused by food choice, toxic food ingredients, nutritional deficiencies, and lack of physical exercise”- Mike Adams. Multivitamin is essential throughout our lives. Carbohydrates, proteins, essential amino acids supplementation supports survival and maintains health. The multivitamin requirements vary at each age starting from infancy to adulthood. Eating right at each phase of life gives the required strength and energy for maintaining a healthy status. To meet our body’s nutritional (multivitamin) requirements we have to eat a variety of nutritious food. Younger men in the age bracket of 19 to 50 years...

How to Support your Immune System

How to Support your Immune System

You may well have heard of the immune system, but do you really know what it is, why it is so important and how best to support it? Here, we cast a light on the best ways to ensure you can support your immune system, to help you to stay fighting fit!  What Is The Immune System? Put simply, the immune system is a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to help keep us healthy. Day to day you probably will not think too much about your immune system but this vital network attacks germs and other...

Pregnancy Nutrition

Pregnancy Nutrition

PREGNANCY & NUTRITION Nutrition in Pregnancy: Good nutrition during pregnancy helps to keep a developing fetus & mother healthy. The need for certain nutrients such as Protein, Calcium, Iron and Folic Acid is increased during pregnancy. Protein is required for the physical growth and cellular development of fetus. Need for Protein increases during pregnancy. What are Proteins? Proteins are one of the macro nutrients essential for growth. The basic structure of protein is a chain of amino acids. What are Amino acids? Amino acids are building block of proteins. Human body requires a number of amino acids as they play...

Benefits of Magnesium

Benefits of Magnesium

Magnesium might not be the nutrient at the forefront of your mind when it comes to staying healthy, however it’s essential for a multitude of bodily functions, from the functioning of the nervous system, normal energy release and even contributing to the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. It is time to reap the benefits of magnesium. What Is Magnesium Good For? This essential mineral is used in over 300 biochemical reactions within the body. These are reactions that occur within cells and are vital in ensuring our body works normally. This includes turning the food we eat into energy....

What is Arthiritis

What is Arthiritis

INTRODUCTION: The word “arthritis” is derived from two Greek words – “arthron” meaning a joint & “it is” meaning inflammation. Arthritis is a condition in which joints are painful, stiff and inflamed. The most common types of arthritis are Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis. EPIDEMIOLOGY: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis & is a chronic degenerative disorder of multifactorial etiology. OA is characterized by loss of articular cartilage, hypertrophy of bone at the margins, subchondral sclerosis & a range of biochemical and morphological alterations of the synovial membrane and joint capsule. It is also known as degenerative arthritis...

What is Osteoporosis

What is Osteoporosis

OSTEOPOROSIS Osteoporosis: Disorder of Bone Osteoporosis is a condition that occurs due to gradual loss of bone mineral density, leading to bones become pores, fragile and increased susceptibility to fractures. Osteoporosis is often called as “silent disease” is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue.   Diagnosis: Bone mineral density scan is the only method for diagnosis of osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation recommends following individuals for BMD scan: All women above 65 regardless of risk factors All younger postmenopausal women with one or more risk factors Post-menopausal women who present with fractures T-Score:...

Bones & Cartilage

Bones & Cartilage

What are Joints & Cartliage Joint is the point of connection between two bones which allows movement & provides mechanical support to muscles (except for skull bones). Structural Classification of Joints: According to the type of binding tissue that connects the bones to each other, joints are classified into: a) Fibrous Joint (Immovable): Joined by dense regular connective tissue that is rich in collagen fibres. Ex.Skull sutures. b) Cartilaginous Joint (Partially movable): Joined by cartilage. Ex. Intervertebral joints. c) Synovial Joint (Freely movable): These joints have a synovial cavity. Ex. Knee joints.   Cartilage: Cartilage is a dense smooth and...

How important is Vitamin D for Pregnant Women

How important is Vitamin D for Pregnant Women

Vitamin D for Pregnant Women We look at the importance of vitamin D during pregnancy, and at ground-breaking new research that aims to find out more about the role of the vitamin and what it means for mothers and babies. Vitamin D, otherwise known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’, is thought to be one of the most important vitamins for our bodies, to help to maintain normal bones, normal muscle function and a normal immune system plus it has a role in cell division. Vitamin D is also featuring in more and more interesting research, around a variety of health concerns. Did you...

What is the Immune System

What is the Immune System

The Immune System Immune system is the body’s system of defences against diseases. It protects us from virus, bacteria, other microorganisms, toxins & growth of cancer cells. A healthy immune system means less chance of developing infections. Immune System comprises of the White Blood Corpuscles (WBCs), Lymph Nodes, Spleen, Thymus, etc. Immune system protects organisms from infection with layered defences of increasing specificity. In simple terms, physical barriers prevent pathogens such as bacteria & viruses from entering the organism. If a pathogen breaches these physical barriers, the innate immune system provides an immediate but non-specific response. If pathogens successfully invade...

Beauty & Grooming Tips for Men to Learn from Women

Beauty & Grooming Tips for Men to Learn from Women

While an overflowing bathroom cabinet can be a chore, there is no question that all the products living there serve a purpose. Men’s grooming is a topic that has been steadily gaining momentum for the last decade. Today many men don’t need their significant other to guide them through the seemingly endless products. That being said there is still much wisdom to be gained from the grooming regime of the women in your life. Pay attention to those far more practiced, they’ve got years of experience. We’re still trying to work out the difference between toner and cleanser! Daily  Keeping...

Obesity & Fats

Obesity & Fats

Overweight is the excess amount of body weight that includes muscle, bone, fat & water while Obesity is the excess accumulation of body fat that may have an adverse effect on health, leading to increased health problems. Imbalance between energy intake & energy expenditure leads to obesity. The root cause for Obesity is imbalance between food intake & energy expenditure. Energy Intake & Energy Expenditure: Energy Intake: Total number of calories taken daily, whether ingested or by parenteral routes. Energy Expenditure: The amount of energy (or calories) that a person needs to carry out a physical function such as breathing,...

Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Skin is the largest organ of the body & is made up of 3 layers: Epidermis, Dermis & Subcutaneous layer. Dermis is the middle layer of the skin comprising of a mesh of collagen & elastin fibres. Both - collagen & elastin are critically important skin proteins –which are synthesized by fibroblasts (cells in the dermis). Collagen provides structure & firmness while Elastin provides flexibility to the skin. Proper functioning of fibroblasts is highly important for overall skin health. Pregnancy Stretch Marks also known as Striae gravidarum is a specific form of scarring of the skin of the abdominal area...

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