Wednesday 28 June 2017

Apple Seeds and Cancer

When people ever hear a mentioning of eating an apple seed or apricot pit they immediately begin to freak out. This is because it is rumored that Apple seeds contain cyanide.
Apples are amazing for your health. It is not only the fruit that is beneficial, it’s the seed too. Little knowledge is very dangerous, and in this case, it is in regards to apple seeds. Apple seeds contain a compound known as amygdalin. The compound contains cyanide, yes, but very little of it. There have been thousands of people that use the apricot seed to cure cancer, and they did not die from cyanide poisoning.
It isn’t just recently that apple seeds and apricot pits were studied for the use of curing cancer. Ancient civilization The Hunzas utilized the apricot pit in many different ways. Major Sir Robert McCarrison wrote about the Hunzas back in the 1930s when he had a post with the Indian Medical Service. According to McCarrison, the Hunzas enjoyed near-perfect physical and mental health and some of them lived to be over 135 years old. There seemed to be no evidence of diabetes, obesity, or heart attacks among them as well. There was also no evidence of cancer. Could it be because of the apricot pit? They knew it had to be something in their diet, and it really consisted of a lot of apricots.
The amygdalin compound has four molecules. Two of which are glucose molecules, and the other two are cyanide and benzaldehyde. The last two molecules might sound scary, but they actually have a very positive effect in the metabolic process. They are released in cancer cells only, otherwise, they are passed through. Cancer cells depend on fermenting sugar instead of oxygen. The compound blocks it.
Cancer cells contain an enzyme that is not found in healthy cells, beta-glucosidase. The beta-glucosidase enzyme “unlocks” the amygdalin compound, releasing the deadly toxins within the cancer cell. Only cancer cells metabolize amygdalin. Healthy normal cells don’t. Most non-cancerous cells contain another enzyme, rhodanese. Free cyanide molecules are bound to sulfur molecules by rhodanese, creating harmless cyanates that are eliminated in the urine.
We need to have more researchers investigate the power of apple seeds and apricot pits. From what we already know, we know they definitely have potential to be used in the fight against cancer. The apple seed contains many different ingredients that are great for our bodies! Try blending them up in a morning smoothie!

Monday 26 June 2017


Walking is an activity that we do every day. We take walking for granted and we are not even aware how important it is unless we are physically unable to walk. You should pay more attention to walking especially as you age.

Benefits of walking
One study that lasted 12 years included adults over 65 and it was discovered that walking only 15 minutes a day can decrease the mortality rate by 22%.
The lead researcher of the study said: “Don’t use age as an excuse not to do exercise. Doing some physical activity regularly has a better effect on general health than any medical treatment does. Less than half of older adults are able to achieve the recommended 75 minutes of exercise with vigorous intensity or 150 minutes of moderate intensity every week.”
This shouldn’t be a surprise.
Many studies have been able to prove the health benefits of walking. People should start considering walking to be an aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise is any exercise that stimulates the heart and respiratory rates which causes more oxygen to be pumped to the muscles. You can achieve this even with walking.
Increasing the respiratory, circulatory and cardiovascular function means that the nutrients will travel where they are needed. The energy we get from the food should not be stored, instead it should be used to help the muscles, organs and bones become stronger.
A sedentary lifestyle can cause illnesses and even sedentary death syndrome which is a real and serious condition. It can lead to numerous diseases and even death.
One study from 2016 has shown that the lung capacity of obese children can be increased within 6 weeks if they walk for 45 minutes every day for 5 days a week. Walking fast increases the fitness level.
Walking outdoors can be very beneficial for the mental health. Spending time in the nature without electronic devices can be very helpful for reducing the everyday stress, for improving the overall mood and even for lowering depression.
Spending time in the sun is also very important because that way we get the required amounts of vitamin D. Walking inside on a treadmill can be just as beneficial as walking outdoors.
A walk in the park
Walking regularly can significantly improve the mobility which then reduces the risk of injury. Walking is particularly beneficial for people who suffer from joint pain and arthritis.
The American Heart Association recommends walking in cases of: diabetes, stroke, hypertension and high cholesterol. You don’t have to walk for 30 minutes at once every day. You can walk twice for 15 minutes. Start slowly and then gradually increase the pace.
If you have trouble sleeping, taking a walk is also very beneficial.
The obvious
One 11-year study that included participants from 7 countries has shown that walking regularly can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 31% and the mortality risk by 32%. Walking for just 5.5 miles a week at 2mph can prevent the deadliest diseases.
The modern lifestyle sometimes makes it hard to go to the gym, however everyone has time to walk for just 15-30 minutes a day. So, grab your comfortable snickers and start walking today.

Sunday 25 June 2017

True Health

This Japanese Breathing Technique Will Help You Lose Stomach Fat Fast

Losing weight is not an uncommon thing to want to do. These days everyone is looking for a way to lose a few pounds without sacrificing time and effort.
While you have to exert a little effort to lose some weight, it can be difficult to find the time today. We are all so busy with 40 and 50 hour work weeks that we barely have time to enjoy ourselves. With the little bit of free time we do have, nobody really wants to add an exercise routine in there. If you want to have your body in peak performance and shape you’re going to have to work for it basically all the time. However, there is an easier way to lose weight. Miki Ryosuke, a Japanese actor, discovered an extremely effective way to lose weight naturally – and it doesn’t require crunches or push ups. In fact, all you gotta do is breath!

Miki Ryosuke experienced severe back pain and his doctor recommended that he do this exercise to decrease his back pain. He [performed the exercise for a few weeks, and is back pain was decreased – but that’s not all. Miki lost 28.7 pounds and 4.7 inches off of his waist! All you have to do is stand in this position, take a three second breath, then exhale strongly for seven seconds. It really works too!
Research performed at the Hampton University found that the combination of yoga and deep breathing exercises to help overweight teens lose weight. Sixty high school students were divided into two groups. Group one performed 40 minutes of yoga and deep breathing exercises four times a week for 12 weeks. The second group stayed within their normal routine, and the researchers found that group one lost an average of 6 pounds with no daily caloric intake reduction!

How to Do It:

  1. Stand with one leg forward and the other back
  2. Strain your glut muscles while transferring your weight to your back foot
  3. Slowly inhale for 3 seconds while lifting your arms above your head
  4. Exhale forcefully but carefully for 7 seconds, while straining all of your body’s muscles

Friday 23 June 2017

Within nature lies the cure of Humanity

Rishi Heritage village is one of the astonishing contributions from Rishi family.Heritage villa is designed in such a way that it is far away  from sound and air pollution. Facilities offered by heritage villa are mainly focused on patient’s relaxation and refreshment.
Another speciality of heritage Villa is its  biological vegetable garden .which helps to serve quality food for patient while in their treatment days.

10 Things You Don’t Know You’re Doing to Ruin Your Health

Remember that health is a relationship between you and your body, and whatever you do in your daily routine has an impact –positive or negative – on your health.
By eliminating or changing some common unhealthy habits, you can keep your body healthy, both physically and mentally.

Here are the 10 things that you don’t know you’re doing to ruin your health.

1. Not Enjoying Enough Sleep

If your busy schedule is affecting how much sleep you get each night, take steps to change your schedule so that you can enjoy the much-needed sleep.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults should sleep at least 7 to 8 hours every night. Children and teenagers need more sleep, ranging from 9 to 11 hours.
Poor sleep is associated with poor immunity as well as many other health problems. Regular sleep deprivation increases the risk of infection and other serious health conditions, such as heart disease, strokes, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
Your sleep duration also has a direct impact on your lifespan. A 2007 study published in the Sleep journal showed that both a decrease and an increase in sleep duration are associated with increased mortality rates.
Along with sleep, the National Sleep Foundation recommends a short nap of 20 to 30 minutes for improved alertness and performance.
A short nap during the daytime can even reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a 2007 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine.
However, taking a nap during the daytime does not mean that you can ignore your bedtime at night. Being an adult, you must get 7 to 8 hours of sound sleep daily.

2. Surviving on Fast Food

If you do not have time to cook, running out for fast food seems the best solution.
But fast food contributes little or no nutrient value to your diet. Instead, these foods are packed with excess calories, fat, sugar and salt content, which are not good for your health.
This type of unhealthy eating contributes to several health problems. Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes, high cholesterol, dementia and many types of cancer are closely related to an unhealthy diet.
Moreover, surviving on fast foods can cause nutritional deficiencies in the body.
To improve your health, take time out to cook your own food. Include organic fruits and vegetables, fiber-rich foods, whole-grain products, low-fat dairy items and healthy fats in your cooking. Also, limit your salt and sugar intake.
Whole-grain sandwiches, oatmeal, smoothies, soups and salads are some of the easy things that you can prepare at home and pack for lunch.

3. Quenching Your Thirst with Sodas instead of Water

Many of us often reach out for a can of soda instead of plain water to quench our thirst without realizing how harmful it is.
The sugary soda drinks increase your risk of excess weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Diet sodas, too, are not as healthy as they are promoted to be. Instead of controlling weight gain,they stimulate your appetite and sugar cravings.
Some sodas even contain caffeine which contributes to dehydration. So, quenching your thirst with such drinks is not a good idea.
When feeling thirsty, only opt for plain water and nothing else. It is the best drink to quench your thirst. Plus, it is calorie-free.
Many times, people don’t even realize that they are not drinking enough water.
According to the National Kidney Foundation, a healthy adult must drink at least 10 to 12 glasses of fluid daily to keep the kidneys healthy and the body well hydrated.
Carry your own water bottle to work and set reminders so that you finish it by the end of the day. If you do not enjoy plain water, try flavored water. Also, fruits and vegetables rich in water content can help a lot in keeping your body hydrated.

4. Using Mobiles for Long Hours

Excessive use of cell phones and headphones is becoming a global habit. This habit has significant negative effects on your health.
A 2011 study published in BMC Public Health reports that stress, symptoms of depression and sleep disorders were associated with high mobile phone usage in young adults (20 to 24 years old) over the course of 1 year.
Not just mobiles, even eReaders are not good for your health. According to a 2015 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing and alertness the following morning.

5. Painkiller Abuse

Relying on over-the-counter painkillers every now and then to ease common aches and pains may not seem to be a serious problem but it has many side effects.
Although they help ease the pain temporarily, these painkillers come with several side effects. They can cause gastrointestinal distress; impair kidney, liver or heart function; and impair the blood’s ability to clot.
Moreover, narcotic pain medications can also cause drowsiness and constipation. You also tend to develop dependence on narcotic medications when you take them for extended periods.
Instead of popping a pill to kill the pain, explore some natural remedies and alternative pain management techniques such as acupressure, yoga or meditation.
If the pain persists, make sure to consult your doctor to find out the exact cause and course of treatment instead of simply suppressing the problem with temporary fixes.

6. Ignoring Nature’s Call

When you are engrossed in work, doing something very important, driving or traveling, you may tend to delay the call of nature.
But if you ignore the urge to use the restroom, you are putting a strain on your bladder and kidneys. Retaining urine for long periods of time and on a regular basis increases urine pressure and can lead to kidney failure, kidney stones and incontinence.
When urine remains in the bladder for a long time, it causes the bacteria in the urine to multiply, which can lead to urinary tract infections or kidney infections.
Similarly, putting off the urge to pass stools is also a bad habit. When the stool remains in the body for longer, the colon absorbs the fluid from it back in the body, thus leading to constipation and hard stools.
Always listen to your body when nature calls and empty your bladder as soon as possible. Try to empty your bladder completely whenever you urinate.

7. Sitting for Prolonged Hours

Regardless of whether you are sitting in front of your computer or television screen, prolonged sitting is not good for your health.
Sitting for long periods of time without taking any breaks can lead to a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome (a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels).
A 2011 study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that recreational sitting, as reflected by television/screen viewing time, increases the risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease regardless of physical activity participation.
It is even bad for your posture as well as your spine and joints.
To counteract the negative impacts of sitting for long hours, take frequent breaks. Take a break of 10 minutes for every 1 hour of sitting.
The solution seems to be less sitting and more moving overall. You might start by simply standing rather than sitting whenever you have the chance or think about ways to walk while you work.

8. Always Taking the Elevator

If you only consider climbing the stairs when the elevator is not working, then you need to think twice.
The health benefits of taking the stairs and skipping the elevator are many. It is a free workout for those who do not have time to exercise or go to a gym.
Climbing the stairs is good for your heart. It can lower your bad cholesterol levels and raise your good cholesterol level. It can reduce tension, fight stress, maintain weight and strengthen your joints.
A 2008 study by University of Missouri-Columbia researchers supports the claim of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that a reduction in daily physical activity is an actual cause of many of the risk factors for chronic diseases, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Along with taking the stairs, go for a walk or run for 20 to 30 minutes daily, enjoy aerobic exercises a few times a week and opt for swimming, bicycling, trekking or other sports on the weekends.

9. Completely Avoiding Sunlight

With growing awareness of the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) sunrays on the skin, some people completely avoid sunlight.
While avoiding harsh sunrays during the peak hours of the day is fine, completely avoiding sunlight is not a good idea.
Sunlight is necessary for the body to produce vitamin D. A deficiency of vitamin D can lead to many health complications.
A 2011 study published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine reports that vitamin D is important for modulation of the innate and adaptive immune responses. Its deficiency is linked to increased risk of infection and many autoimmune diseases.
Another 2011 study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention highlights that normal sun exposure helps reduce the risk of both cardiovascular disease and death.
To help your body produce enough vitamin D, enjoy early morning sunlight (without sunscreen) for 10 to 15 minutes daily.

10. Negative Thinking and Stress

Negative thinking and stress can have a negative impact on your physical as well as psychological health. In fact, negative emotions have been found to give rise to negative physical outcomes.
Chronic stress, in particular, is detrimental to health. According to a 2012 study by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, chronic psychological stress affects the body’s ability to regulate inflammation and promotes the development and progression of disease.
Positive thinking, on the other hand, promotes better psychological and physical well-being. Positivity can also increase your life span, according to a 2000 study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.
Practice positive thinking every day. Also, try relaxation techniques like deep breathing and meditation to help induce relaxation and manage stress.