What are nutritionists referring to when they use the term healthy fats? And what exactly makes fat healthy? Usually, a person who does not understand the properties of substances such as fats avoids any food that contains them. What they ignore in most cases is that fats are an essential part of a healthy diet
It's easy to think of psoriasis as a skin condition, but psoriasis actually starts underneath the skin and then it presents on the surface. Psoriasis is a noncontagious but chronic skin disease that produces patches, or plaques, of thickened, scaly skin. Dry flakes of silvery-white skin scales result from excessively rapid proliferation of skin cells.
Marine algae are one of the new foods gaining commercial production in many countries; not surprising when you consider their properties and benefits. Studies carried out in different localities where algae consumption is widespread have shown that people living in these areas live longer and in a much healthier way. The nutritional wealth provided by
Pilates is a practice that helps improve physical appearance and concentration through a series of simple exercise routines that produce calm, self-control and body awareness while sculpting the body. Its primary objective is to achieve a balance between body and mind; however, there is also an expenditure of energy and therefore burning of calories, contributing
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure, a disease known as “a silent killer”. Blood pressure is a measure of the force exerted against the walls of the arteries when the heart pumps blood throughout the body. About 80 million people in the United States, about 33 per cent of the total population.
Nowadays, many foods are being referred to as superfoods and are becoming essential elements of a healthy diet; people consume them as preventive or curative resources. The term "superfood" offers an idea about its benefits and positive effects. Many of these foods are often recognized as foods that help to burn fat, help to fight
Chia seeds come from the salvia hispanica plant that is native to Central America. In the past, Mayans and Aztecs used them as part of their diet, but with colonization, this ingredient started to disappear as food. Now, however, people are recognizing that these seeds are an excellent nutrition source. Chia seeds are regarded as
The terms ‘obese’ and ‘overweight’ are used interchangeably, but it is important to understand the difference. The definition of obesity refers to having a significant amount of body fat above the ideal amount, whereas being overweight refers to weighing too much. This weight can be caused by muscle, bone, fat or body water. Both obesity
Mental disorders can be complex, difficult to diagnose and confused with other mental health issues. Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that can be mistaken for split or multiple personality disorder. This condition is incurable but it is treatable. If you suspect you or someone you know is displaying signs of schizophrenia, talk to a
Your body is capable of so much. Like a well-oiled machine it keeps your blood pumping and your organs working, but even machines require a little grease now and then. Vitamins and minerals are essential for keeping everything in working order. These nutrients help your body perform on a daily basis. Too much or
Vivimos en la era de las realidades virtuales, donde lo que sucede en su pantalla puede distraerlo del mundo que lo rodea. Quizás estás leyendo este artículo en tu computadora o teléfono celular. Bueno, es hora de ponerse en movimiento! Si ya tiene una rutina diaria de ejercicios , entonces es bueno para usted. Si
Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder Every April 2 an internationally recognized event is held for World Autism Awareness Day when the United Nations reaffirms “its commitment to promote the full participation of all people with autism, and ensure they have the necessary support to be able to exercise their rights and fundamental freedoms”, according
People suffering from the eating disorder anorexia require treatment. They need to consult a doctor and opt for counseling. In some cases, a hospital stay may be necessary if they are extremely underweight. The purpose of getting treatment is to ensure healthy eating patterns and a return to a good body weight. Many people suffering
Many people judge their health on the basis of the numbers on the weighing machine. However, there are multiple factors that affect a person’s health. All individuals have different body types, no one ideal weight. A woman with more muscular mass will look lean even at 70kg and others weighing 60kg may look overweight. It
What is Acupuncture? You might only know acupuncture by images of people with a porcupine amount of needles in their backs, but Acupuncture is an ancient healing technique. Developed by the Chinese 3,000 years ago, acupuncture works by stimulating specific points or ‘acupoints' on the body to treat chronic ailments. In the inaugural meeting on
The history of homeopathy Homeopathic treatments are part of alternative or integrative medicine, and like much of integrative medicine it has historical roots. Homeopathy was developed by German doctor Samuel Hahnemann in 1790. The methodology behind his invention was “like cures like”, roughly meaning that whatever is causing particular symptoms could also help cure the