Self medication for a Healthy Life

self medication for HEalthy life

Reading these few tips lead to small changes in your healthy life that make a big difference. Many of the tips are  surprisingly simple, at the same time, the information you learn will put  needless worries to rest at home. Amazingly, many fear factors vanish once you know the facts. Something that is  good for you actually isn’t.

A case in reality: taking beta carotene supplement if you smoke may actually increase your risk of lung cancer. You know that antilock brakes are worse than a general brake on the soft snow surface.


1) Cook in Iron Pots:

Cook tomatoes & other acidic foods in iron pots that add large amounts of iron to food. Ironware may discolour food,  but  the  taste is unaffected.

Substitute  stainless steel utensil pots, and bowl for aluminium one when cooking acidic dishes.Aluminium hit the headlines when several studies linked it to  Alzheimer’s disease

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2) Drink lots of  Water every day:

Consume six to eight glasses each day (200ml/glass). Water is an essential nutrient just like vitamins & minerals.

3) Eat more Onions & Garlic:

These vegetables/spices  are especially helpful in improving blood flow. Humans have revered garlic as both food and medicine for thousands of years for good reason.Sulphur compounds, including S-allyl-cysteine (SAC), which has been shown to protect against cancer in laboratory tests.


4) Always add a fresh side Salad:

When preparing a meal consisting of processed food, always add a side salad. It provides valuable nutrients.It also avoids  constipation.


5) Cook with healing Herbs:

Many of the herbs & spices traditionally used in cooking aid digestion. Ginger, for example,  is reputed to ease nausea. A small amount of bitter veg  can promote digestion & alleviate flatulence.


6) Relieve a cold with Ginger Tea:

Ginger tea is a comforting way to relieve the chills & congestion of a cold.

7)  Eat more Sweet Potatoes:

Sweet potatoes are higher in fibres & nutrients & lower  glycemic index than white potatoes. It helps  to prevent cancer, macular degeneration & heart disease.


8) Buy bread with the word ‘ Whole ’ in it:

Useful for a reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease.


9) Have one of these quick fix foods immediately to raise your Blood sugar:

½ cup of any fruit juice, ½ cup of regular soft drink, 1 cup milk, 5 or 6 pieces of hard candy, 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar or honey.


10) Try Flaxseed to reduce hot flushes:

Eat 1 or 2 tablespoons of  ground flaxseeds a day. It is important for heart health and help to reduce hot flushes.


11) Eat the Pithy part:

Eat the orange with the pith (The spongy white layer between zest & the pulp. A good amount of fruit’s fibre is found there.

12) Soothe  a Sore Throat with Lemon Tea:

Squeeze the juice of a lemon into a cup of boiling water & add a teaspoon of honey & make a soothing & beneficial drink for sore throats.

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13) Add foods high in vitamin C to your meal to improve iron absorption:

Improve absorption of iron by adding foods such as orange juice, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries or melons to your daily meal.


14) Eat moderate quantity of  Food at regular intervals:

When & how people eat are  more important than what they eat. Late evening snacks should be avoided because they stimulate acid secretion during sleep. It is also wise to avoid eating large quantities of food at one time.

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  1. Thats a nice and a very useful article ma’am…and i remember you had advised me many of them..which had really helped me loose weight
    Keep posting ma’am….