vomiting

vomiting

Vomiting is the forcible voluntary or involuntary emptying (“throwing up”) of stomach contents through the mouth.

What Causes  Vomiting

  vomiting are not diseases, but they are symptoms of many conditions such as:

  • Motion sickness or seasickness
  • Early stages of pregnancy(nausea occurs in approximately 50%-90% of all pregnancies; vomiting in 25%-55%)
  • Medication induced vomiting
  • Intense pain
  • Emotional stress (fear)
  • Gallbladder diseases
  • Food poisoning
  • Infections (such as the “stomach flu”)
  • Overeating
  • A reaction to certain smells or odors
  • Heart attack
  • Concussion or brain injury
  • Brain tumor

When to Call the Doctor About  Vomiting

  • If the nausea lasts for more than a few days or if there is a possibility of being pregnant.
  • If home treatment is not working, dehydration is present, or a known injury has occurred (such as head injury or infection) that may be causing the vomiting.
  • Adults should consult a doctor if vomiting occurs for more than one day, diarrhea and vomiting last more than 24 hours, or there are signs of moderate dehydration.
  • Take your infant or child under six years to the doctor if vomiting lasts more than a few hours, diarrhea is present, signs of dehydration occur, there is a fever higher than 100 degrees Fahrenheit, or if the child hasn’t urinated for six hours.
  • Take your child over age six years to the doctor if vomiting lasts one day, diarrhea combined with vomiting lasts for more than 24 hours, there are signs of dehydration, there is a fever higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit or the child hasn’t urinated for six hours.

 

 

 

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Ginger

giner is a herb used as spice and also like a medicine. it is usually found in both dry and powder form, also as a juice or oil.giner is commonly used to treat various types of stomach problems, including motion sickness, morning sickness, colic, upset stomach, gas. nausea caused by cancer treatment.

 Uses of Ginger

          > Some people pour the fresh juice on their skin to treat burns

  • The oil made from ginger is sometimes applied to the skin to relieve pain
  • In foods and beverages, ginger is used as a flavoring agent
  • In manufacturing, ginger is used as for fragrance in soaps and cosmetics
  • One of the chemicals in ginger is also used as an ingredient in laxative, anti-gas, and antacid medications.
  •  Treating upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis
  • Fresh ginger is used for treating acute bacterial dysentery, baldness, malaria, poisonous snake bites, rheumatism, migraine headache, and  toothaches.
  •   Dried ginger is used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain

Ingredients

  • 1 piece pig’s kidney (prepared as immediate paragraph above)
  • 3 cm ginger (julienned thinly)
  • 3 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
  • 1 stalk spring onions (finely cut)
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
  • 500 ml hot water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil (palm oil preferred)

Seasoning

           .¼ teaspoon salt or to taste

  • ½ tablespoon brandy

Method

Heat oil in wok and sauté ginger and garlic till aromatic on medium heat. Add kidneys and sear them well before adding water.

Allow water to boil for about 1 ½ minutes, add seasoning and spring onions before dishing up.

Serve hot.

kidney soup

Strawberry Cake – Mother’s Day Cake

 

Ingredient

300g plain frozen cake
250g of fresh strawberries
250g container of whipping cream, divided
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
50g white chocolate
 50g semi-sweet berries

Methods

  • Slice the Pound cake into 3 equal slices
  • Pour 1 1/4 cups of the chilled cream into the bowl and start whipping
  • Add the sugar and continue whipping to soft peaks.
  • Place the bottom cake layer on your serving plate
    • Cover the cake layer with half of the whipped cream then a layer of strawberries.
    •  Finish by placing the top layer on the cake
    • Place the cake into the refrigerator to keep

Added benefits

  • Lower the risk of heart diseases
  • Improve health
  • Help in digestion
 

 

 

 

lemon grass

Lemon grass is a perennial, which means once you plant it, the grass comes back year after year. Depending on the area you live in the plant will go dormant in the winter. In harsh climates the plant will need to be potted and wintered indoors. This aromatic herb is used in Caribbean and many types of Asian cooking and has become very popular in the United States.

Health Benefits of Lemon Grass

  • It contains an antibacterial and antifungal properties
  • It helps to detoxify the liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder and the digestive tract.
  • Helps boost the immune syste
  • Helps reduce uric acid, cholesterol, excess fat
  • It helps alleviates indigestion and gastroenteritis.
  • Helps improve the skin by reducing acne and pimples
  • It helps tone the muscle and tissues.
  • Helps in menstrual troubles
  • Helps reduce blood pressure and improve blood circulation
  • Helps reduce cellulite
  • Act as sedative for the central nervous system.
  • May help prevent color cancer.
  • Helps in reducing fevers
  • Help in flatulence and colic
  • Relieves arthritic pain and rheumatism

Lemon grass for Cooking: The leaves and base of lemon grass are used as a food flavoring especially in Southeast Asian dishes. The long thin grey-green leaves are tough and fibrous, the outside leaves and the tips are usually chopped very finely or discarded from the dish before it is served

How to Use Essential Oil: Apply 2 drops of concentrated lemongrass oil per ounce of organic unrefined almond oil, olive oil or any of you favorite oil. You can use the mixture to your skin as massage oil, lotion and moisturizer. As a relaxing scent add 1 – 2 drops in a cloth and inhale to relax your senses

How to make Lemon grass Herbal Tea:

Fresh Leaves: Pour 2 cups of water to ¼ cup lemon grass leaves, then boil and simmer for 3minutes. Let is cool and drink.

Dried Leaves: Pour a cup of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried lemon grass leaves. Steep for 5-10 minutes before drinking.

Obesity

obese person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. If a person’s bodyweight is at least 20% higher than it should be, he or she is considered obese. If your Body Mass Index (BMI) is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered overweight. If your BMI is 30 or over you are considered obese.

Why do people become obese?

Consuming too many calories.
People are eating much more than they used to

Leading a sedentary lifestyle.
With the arrival of televisions, computers, video games, remote controls, washing machines, dish washers and other modern convenience devices, the majority of people are leading a much more sedentary lifestyle compared to their parents and grandparents. Some decades ago shopping consisted of walking down the road to the high street where one could find the grocers, bakers, banks, etc

Not sleeping enough.
If you do not sleep enough your risk of becoming obese doubles, according to research carried out at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick. The risk applies to both adults and children. Professor Francesco Cappuccio and team reviewed evidence in over 28,000 children and 15,000 adults. Their evidence clearly showed that sleep deprivation significantly increased obesity risk in both groups

Lower rates of smoking (smoking suppresses appetite).
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) “Not everyone gains weight when they stop smoking. Among people who do, the average weight gain is between 6 and 8 pounds. Roughly 10 percent of people who stop smoking gain a large amount of weight – 30 pounds or more.”

Medications that make patients put on weight.
According to an article in Annals of Pharmacotherapy, some medications cause weight gain. “Clinically significant weight gain is associated with some commonly prescribed medicines. There is wide interindividual variation in response and variation of the degree of weight gain within drug classes

Treatments

 

 

.The more you move your body the more calories you burn. To lose a kilogram of fat you need to burn 8,000 calories (1 pound of fat = 3,500 calories). Walking briskly is a good way to start increasing your physical activity if you are obese. Combining increased physical activity with a good diet will significantly increase your chances of losing weight successfully and permanently!

good nutirtion

regular exerise

Eat less cateries food

eat a balanced diet

include alot of fruits and vegetables in your diet

Dieases asscicated with Obesity

Coronary heart disease

Gallbladder disease

High blood pressure (Hypertension)

High total cholesterol, high levels of triglycerides (Dyslipidemia

Respiratory problems


carrot and ginger soup recipe for winter.

Carrot and Ginger Soup brightens a winter’s day but is also perfect in the lighter months. This Carrot and Ginger Soup Recipe is packed with healthy fresh, carrots and warming, tingling spices of ginger and a light sprinkling of curry powder which gives it a slight kick

This soup freezes well, so make a large batch. The carrots give the soup a lovely sweetness, so children really like it and its good for part of the 5-a-day. It is quite a filling soup, so you could serve it for lunch as a snack meal with cheese and fruit afterwards.

Carrot and ginger soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ lbs/700g carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, peeld and crushed
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tsp medium curry powder
  • 3 pints /1.6 litres chicken or vegetable stock
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Rind of 1 lemon, finely shredded
  • LEMON CREAM
  • 7 oz/200g creme fraiche
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp chives, chopped

Preparation:

  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the onions and carrots, cook for several minutes, stirring from time to time. Do not brown the vegetables.
  • Then add the garlic, ginger and curry powder and cook for a further minute.
  • Add the stock and lemon strips to the pan, half cover the pan with its lid, and simmer gently for 20 minutes until the carrots are tender.
  • Cool slightly, then liquidize the soup until smooth.
  • Taste and season with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Reheat to serve.
  • To make the cream, stir all the ingredients together gently, or the crème fraiche will go runny, and then spoon a dollop into the middle of each bowl of soup, garnish with chives or parsley if you wish. Serve with wholemeal crusty bread.

hope you all will enjoy this soup recipe as winter draws closer.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea is an increase in the frequency of bowel movements or a decrease in the form of stool (greater looseness of stool). Although changes in frequency of bowel movements and looseness of stools can vary independently of each other, changes often occur in both.

causes

  • A virus – most commonly a norovirus or a rotavirus. It could also be caused by a hepatitis virus, or the herpes  simplex virus. Viral diarrhea spreads easily.
  • A bacteria – if food or water is contaminated bacteria and parasites can be transmitted into the body. Parasites may include Giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium. Examples of bacteria are campylobacter, salmonella, shigella and Escherichia coli (E. coli). Traveler’s diarrhea is usually caused by bacteria or parasites. Researchers at Bostos University School of Medicine identified the structure of bacteria responsible for traveler’s diarrhea.
  • An antibiotic  antibiotics can disturb the natural balance of bacteria in our intestines, which can lead to infection, commonly with a bacterium called Clostridium difficile

signs

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Abdominal pain
  • An urge to go to the toilet, sometimes this may be sudden
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Temperature (fever

 

 

Hypertension

what is Hypertension?  is a condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is chronically elevated. With every heart beat, the heart pumps blood through the arteries to the rest of the body. Blood pressure is the force of blood that is pushing up against the walls of the blood vessels. If the pressure is too high, the heart has to work harder to pump, and this could lead to organ damage and several illnesses such as heart attack stroke,heart failure, aneurysm,or renal failure

Natural Treatment For Blood Pressure

Hypertension may be classified as essential or secondary. Essential hypertension is the term for high blood pressure with unknown cause. It accounts for about 95% of cases. Secondary hypertension is the term for high blood pressure with a known direct cause, such as kidney disease, tumors, or birth control pills.

Causes of Hypertension

  • Obesityor being overweight
  • Diabetes
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Lack of physical activity
  • High levels of salt intake (sodium sensitivity)
  • Insufficient calcium, potassium, and magnesium consumption
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • High levels of alcohol consumption
  • Medicines such as birth control pills
  • Genetics and a family history of hypertension

Prevention

Hypertension can best be prevented by adjusting your lifestyle so that proper diet and exercise are key components. It is important to maintain a healthy weight, reduce salt intake, reduce alcohol intake, and reduce stress

lemons

 

        what are lemons?

lemon (Citrus limon) is part of the Rutaceae family. This small, oval fruit is approximately 2 to 3 inches in diameter. With its bright yellow, pitted outer peel, like that of other citrus fruits, the inner flesh of the lemon is encased in approximately 8 to 10 segments. The lemon has a characteristic, sour odor with an acidic, tart, astringent taste that is unexpectedly refreshing. The fruit juice contains mainly sugars and fruit acids, which are made of mainly of citric acid. Lemon peel consists of two layers: the outermost layer (“zest”), which contains essential oils 6% that are composed mostly of limonene 90% and citral 4% plus a small amount of citronellal, alphaterpineol, linalyl, and geranyl acetate. The inner layer contains no essential oil but instead houses a variety of bitter flavone glycosides and coumarin derivatives.

                               Fuctions of lemon

  • Lemon juice can be substituted for vinegar in making salads.

  • It can be used when poaching an egg to keep the egg from spreading. The acid in lemon juice helps the proteins in the egg coagulate.

  • Lemon juice adds a tangy flavor to soups and sauces. It is a summer treat in lemonade and lemon sorbet.

  •  A twist of lemon juice on fish, removes the fish smells and adds zest.

  •  Lemon juice intensifies the flavor of fruit and stops it from browning.which is a chemical reaction.

  •  For interesting cooking, lemon juice with a small amount of sugar, adds a sweet and sour taste to vegetables. The Greeks use lemon juice and olive oil as a sauce on their food.

  • A squeeze of lemon juice adds flavor to tea. Along with oranges, lemon juice makes a great marmalade.
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  •      health benefits of lemon
  • Lemon juice is not only a versatile product in cooking, it can be used as a medicinal product and a cleansing agent
  • It soothes insect bites and disinfects cuts.
  • As a topical solution, it can mixed with oil or almond oil to help eczema
  • It can help fight dandruff. After shampooing, add lemon juice and water to the scalp as a final rinse.
  • Lemon juice is also helpful as a cleaning aid. Lemon juice helps dissolve soap scum and disinfect a sink. One cup of olive oil and 1/2 cup of lemon juice makes a fine furniture polish.
  • lemons increase metabolism, generating an internal heat to burn fat.
  • Lemons reduce cholesterol and stimulate the cleansing function of the liver and pancreas, 
  • lemons help to detoxify the body, cleansing the body of its stores of toxins from food and the environment that may lend to weight gain and water retention.
  • this image shows that when this lady start consumering or including lemons in her daily diet it actually help her to loss weight.Nutritional values of lemon
  • lemon is acidic to the taste, it leaves off alkaline residues in the body. This is why it is useful in all symptoms of acidosis.

  • Lemon-juice is a powerful antibacterial. It has been proved by experiments that the bacteria of malaria, cholera, diphtheria, typhoid and other deadly diseases are destroyed in lemon-juice.

  • It also contains some vitamin A. Natural vitamin C is much more effective than the synthetic one. Vitamin C of lemon-juice is very effective because it is combined with bioflavonoids (vitamin P). In addition to Vitamin C, lemon also contains niacin and thiamin in small amounts.

  • useful in quenching the thirst of the patients suffering from diabetes. It gives immediate relief in abdominal disorders. Lemon acts as a sedative for the nerves and the heart and allays troublesome palpitation

  • Lemon-juice prevents or restrains influenza, malaria and cold

  • Vitamin P in lemon strengthens the blood vessels and prevents internal hemorrhage. It is, therefore, extremely useful in high blood pressure, in which cerebro-vascular accidents commonly occur

  • Lemon is very much useful in maintaining the health of the teeth and the bones. The vitamin C content of lemon helps considerably in calcium metabolism.

 Hope you all will know start to include lemons in your diet

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Omega 3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty aciide are considered essential fatty acids: They are necessary for human health but the body can’ t make them — you have to get them through food. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish, such as salmon, tuna, and halibut, other seafood including algae and krill, some plants, and nut oils. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3 fatty acids play a crucial role in brain function, as well as normal growth and development. They have also become popular because they may reduce the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Associationrecommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish such as mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, and salmon) at least 2 times a week.

Benefits of Omega 3 fatty acids

1. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and arthritis. Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain and appear to be important for cognitive and behavioral function. In fact, infants who do not get may have behavoir problem
2. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, and most omega-6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation. The typical American diet tends to contain 14 – 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids, which many nutritionally oriented physicians consider to be way too high on the omega-6 side
3. A healthier balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids
4. EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, the 2 omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil) help reduce risk factors for heart disease, including high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
5. Omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can help lower triglycerides and apoproteins (markers of diabetes), and raise HDL, so eating foods or taking fish oil supplements may help people with diabetes.
6.Omega-3 fatty acids may help increase levels of calcium in the body and improve bone strength thereby preventing the risk of Ricket in childern and Osteoporosis in adults 

What conditions or symptoms indicate a need for more high-omega-3 foods?

 
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   This was just some tips on how to live healthy so as to prevent some dieases and what nutrition are to be consumed

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