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Effective Home Remedies To Tackle Menstrual Pains
Ashima

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Hello! My name is Ashima. Last year I discovered a “new me” as I embarked on a journey of rediscovering food as medicine. Free of all ailments, just through naturopathy. I share with you tried and tested simple home remedies and recipes to tackle common illnesses.
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Acid Reflux - Symptoms And Common Causes

Heartburn. Just the word takes me back to the time when heartburn was almost a constant companion with me. If you have ever experienced a burning sensation crawling up from the stomach to your throat along with mild or severe chest pain then you know what I am talking about.
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5 Foods That Fight Cancer

Cancer affects millions of people every year. According to World Health Organisation, Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death worldwide. Nearly 1 in 6 deaths globally is due to cancer. In 2012 alone there were 14 million new cases of cancer and they are likely to increase by 70% in the next two decades.
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Menopause is usually a natural condition that all women experience as they come to the end of their reproductive period. The word Menopause is a combination of two Greek words: Mens meaning monthly and Pausis meaning cessation.
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Effective Home Remedies To Tackle Menstrual Pains

During periods, most of us feel a little different from normal. Mostly accompanied by slight fatigue, pain, mood swings, nausea, etc, most females suffer from mild to severe menstrual pains (also called period pains or dysmenorrhoea).
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Health Tips

HAIR LOSS

Hair loss in women is common during menopause and this is said to be primarily because of hormonal imbalance. During menopause, the production of estrogen and progesterone falls and androgen levels in the body go up. These factors lead to hair fall, less growth of hair and growth of facial hair, etc.

What is considered normal is losing 50-100 strands a day. More than that becomes a cause for concern. Other reasons for hair fall include stress, improper diet, lack of sleep or certain medication.

There are, however, several home remedies for such a problem. One simple remedy involves the use of egg which is a rich source of sulphur and has additional elements which promote hair growth - phosphorous, selenium, iodine, zinc and protein.

How to:
Take the white of one egg and a teaspoon of olive oil. Mix the two well to get a smooth consistency. Then apply the mixture to the hair and massage well into the scalp. Leave the mix on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing it well with a mild shampoo.

Foods that fight acid reflux

Given that heartburn medication is amongst the top selling OTC drug in United States, it is not unrealistic to assume that most of us have experienced heartburn. The intensity and frequency of it may vary from person to person.

Heartburn is the most common symptom of acid reflux or GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as it is officially called. It happens when the muscle at the end of food pipe relaxes resulting in food and acid escape the stomach and enter the mouth from inside. Oh! the sour taste of stomach acids and the burning sensation down the throat coupled with nausea and chest pain.

There are certain foods that are troublesome when it comes to acid reflux and it is important to know your own triggers. But there are also certain foods that can fight acid reflux. These soothing foods help reduce stomach irritation and neutralise the acids. Here are our top 5 recommendations of foods that fight acid reflux.

Foods that fight acid reflux

1. Ginger:

In moderation, ginger is one of the best foods for acid reflux. The anti-inflammatory properties of ginger reduce the irritation and inflammation in the stomach. Ginger also absorbs the excess stomach acids and aids in proper digestion. It also relieves nausea. Peel and cut fresh ginger into slivers and eat about a tsp daily. Add ginger to your tea and use ginger in your cooked dishes as a spice.
Ginger
Banana

2. Banana:

Sweet and sub-acidic fruits like bananas, avocados, apples and grapes are like natural antacids. Banana in particular as it is rich in potassium. Potassium is an alkalising mineral and helps in neutralising excess stomach acid and relieve from heartburn.
Eat bananas as is or add them to breakfast smoothies, cereal bowls or make low-fat banana muffins or breads.

3. Yogurt:

Yogurt is full of healthy probiotic bacteria that aid in digestion. It is alkaline and soothes the stomach helping in relieving acid reflux symptoms. Yogurt also reduces the inflammation, pain and discomfort caused by acid reflux.
You can eat a cup of low-fat yogurt with any of your meals. Add it to smoothies and breakfast bowls. Shop bout yogurt may have a lot of sugar, it is very easy to make yogurt at home. All you need is a little starter and low fat milk.
Ginger
Oats

4. Oats:

Research suggests high-fibre whole grain foods such as oats may help prevent acid reflux. Fibre helps to promote intestinal health and aids in digestion, thus helping prevent acid reflux. Oats and other whole grains absorb the acidity from other foods and also neutralise stomach’s acidity.
An oatmeal breakfast makes you feel full for longer, helping in curbing portion sizes and reducing acid reflux.

5. Aloe vera:

Aloe vera gel is very commonly used to cure skin inflammations because of its soothing properties. The same anti-inflammatory properties make it a great home remedy for acid reflux as well. Aloe vera can act as a laxative, so be mindful of consuming it in little quantities.
The most convenient way to add aloe vera to your diet is by drinking a cup of aloe juice everyday. However if you are pregnant or taking any other medications, you should check with your doctor before taking aloe vera.
Aloe vera


Any kind of food when taken in large portions will cause irritation if your stomach is not able to digest it properly. Apart from observing what you are eating, some general everyday practices that may help with fighting acid reflux are:
  • Eat small portions. Always remember eat little, eat often.
  • Do not lie down or bend over for 10-15 minutes after eating. Try eating at least 2 hours before bedtime allowing your body to digest the food.
  • If you have a heartburn tendency during night, raising your head with an extra pillow might help.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. Tight belts that press on the stomach can increase the discomfort especially after a big meal.

While food can fight acid reflux, the most effective home remedy for heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux remains to avoid the foods that trigger acid reflux.

Wishing you a happy healthy gut and no reflux!

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