Running a marathon may not be so bad for the heart

Contrary to popular belief, running a marathon does not increase the risk of a heart attack. Health experts recommend nevertheless a medical checkup before embarking on such a race. The image of the marathon runner who collapses, suddenly struck by a heart attack, just before or shortly after crossing the finishing line, is a troubling image that implants a seed of doubt in our minds. These tragic accidents, sometimes relayed by television...

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Protein can help you to lose weight

Frequently recommended in weight loss diets, dietary proteins have demonstrated their appetite-suppressing effects. In Lyon a team of researchers working under Gilles Mithieux, the Director of l’Unité Inserm 855 ‘Nutrition and the Brain’, helped to explain the biological mechanisms responsible for this special property of protein that controls hunger. The researchers described in detail the chain reactions caused by the digestion of...

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Kalmegh (andrographis paniculata) – medicinal uses and benefits

(andrographis paniculata) is an annual herbaceous plant that is native to India and Sri Lanka. It is also a herbal plant that has been used in south-east Asia for thousands of years. The leaves and the roots of the Kalmegh plant are traditionally used to make Ayurvedic medicines. Kalmegh is extremely bitter to taste. The Kalmegh plant is said to have the following benefits: • is an immunostimulant and it increases the disease-preventing...

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Use this Golden Cancer-Preventing Paste

Who is not afraid of cancer? In order to keep cancer at bay, you must have a close look at your diet and health. If you keep the following items in your diet every day, you may be able to save yourself from the risk of tumors and cancers. What you need: Cold-pressed olive oil – one tablespoon Black pepper powder: 1/4 teaspoon Ginger: 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric: 1/2 teaspoon How to make it: Mix well all the above items in a cup. You can have...

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Home remedies for jock itch

An itchy groin is an embarrassing health problem frequently experienced by people living in warm climates. It is known as jock itch or dhobi itch. It is a fungal infection of the skin mainly in the groin area that causes a reddish itchy rash. The technical name of this ringworm infection is tinea curtis. Jock itch is common in those who sweat a lot. It is more likely to occur in people who are overweight. Although often uncomfortable and...

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The Best Way to Stop Smoking

What is the best strategy to quit smoking? Should you approach it slowly or is it better instead to throw away your packet of cigarettes the next day and not to touch it ever again? Here’s a report on the conclusion drawn by researchers recently in a British study. To limit it to five cigarettes a day, then two, before completely dropping it: that is the wish of many smokers. If this calculation seems reasonable at first, a study by the...

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