How Do We Get Fever & How To Treat It?

Human body temperature is regulated by hypothalamus, which is a part of brain. Hypothalamus decides the required temperature, or set point, for the body which is 37°C or 98.60 F. There are two types of body temperature; core temperature (inner body temperature) & skin temperature. There are certain enzymes (proteins which are essential for carrying out…

5 Quick Remedies for Cough

Frequent coughs are very common these days and can get very annoying. We all are aware that cough is usually of two kinds – dry cough and wet cough. Dry cough doesn’t usually produce any sputum or phlegm. It is mainly caused due to allergies and various pollutants in the air. Dry cough can cause…

4 Ways to Treat Your Dandruff

Dandruff is a condition of the scalp that causes flakes of skin to appear which may be marked by itching. Human skin cells are forever renewing themselves. As skin cells in the scalp are renewed, the old (dead) ones are pushed to the surface and then out of the scalp; they are literally expelled. For people with dandruff,…

4 Foods To Avoid If You’re Gluten Intolerant

Foods that contain wheat, rye, barley in any form should be completely avoided. The following is the list of such foods: Bakery products: White, brown, whole wheat, multi grain and other types of breads. Wheat in all forms including semolina, corn flour, biscuits, pasta, triticale (a combination of wheat and rye), durum, broken wheat and couscous…

3 Smoothies for Glowing Skin

In today’s times, with so much pollution and heat around, having a glowing skin has become quite a task. If you want to replace the expensive detox cleansers and facial treatments, all you need is a blend of your favorite fruits and vegetables. As we all are aware, vegetable and fruits are powerhouses of anti-oxidants…

5 Homemade Flavoured Water

Homemade flavored waters is the best way these days to reduce the intake of aerated drinks and sugar intake with the various beverages we consume. Preparing such waters is very simple, cheap, straightforward and a way healthier option. In today’s stressful and fatigued life, we all have realized how important it is to stay hydrated. Research suggests that…

Why To Avoid Painkillers?

Side effects of painkillers: Much to our dismay, there is another side to the analgesics which is not as good as its therapeutic benefits. Prolonged usage of paracetamol causes liver damage, while NSAIDs may cause gastrointestinal bleeding and allergic reactions. Opioids are commonly associated with sedation, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting and dryness of mouth. Physical dependence…

Safest Treatment For Hair Straighting

What is hair straightening? Hair straightening is a technique that removes all the waves and curls in the hair and makes it flat and straight to give it a very smooth and sleek look. There are different ways by which we can straighten our hair. Techniques like hot irons, hot combs, styling products such as…

How To Avoid Stress Weight Gaining

In a busy world, with so much work and responsibility, stress is inevitable. The brain functions differently when under stress. According to researchers, stress is an important risk factor for weight gain. This means that the effects of stress go beyond anxiety and depression to increase in appetite and stress-induced weight gain. However, the good news…

Diabetes And Alcohol

Dietary restrictions are more the rule today, than the exception. People have become health conscious and those who have diseases take extra precautions to control them. Alcohol is known for its harmful effects, though in small doses, it can provide health benefits. The ideal amount prescribed for healthy people is: 1 Drink a day for women…