Hemorrhoids Remedy

hemorrhoidsIt can be difficult to choose a hemorrhoids remedy that you may easily incorporate into your lifestyle and get the maximum amount of relief from. There are many routes you can take when you find yourself in need of help to deal with your hemorrhoids. Whether the treatment you choose is from a medical professional or you try a time tested natural home remedy, there are many to consider.

The most common treatment you can find on a pharmacy shelf would be over the counter creams and ointments. There are many varieties. However, most will contain a few essential ingredients. First of all, they will most likely contain a pain killer or numbing compound such as lidocaine. This will provide a bit of pain relief on contact and it can last for several hours. Others will contain a steroid that aids in the reduction of inflammation. They may also contain a cooling or soothing additive such as aloe or witch hazel which brings relief from any burning or itching. There may be ingredients, especially in steroids, which can cause allergic reactions. As with all medications you use, you should thoroughly check the ingredients and warnings before applying. Any store bought hemorrhoids remedy may also have guidelines as to how often you can use it. It is always best to follow these as any added irritation to the hemorrhoids only defeats the purpose of the medication.

Aside from creams, there are also medicated pads and wipes that may be an alternative hemorrhoids remedy that works for you. These can be used after each bowel movement and may also contain witch hazel or aloe. This will give the cool soothing relief that brings a halt instantly to any pain and burning you may feel. Continue Reading

Coldsores and treatment methods

cold soreAnytime you have the HSV (herpes simplex virus), which triggers fever blisters, the medical professional might just do a fever blister evaluation. The medical professional might likewise do an antibody test to the viruses to validate that you have those viruses. On many events fever blisters clear up within 7 to 10 days even if they aren’t dealt with. Creams and antiviral tablets are utilized for alleviating the signs and accelerating recovery time

* Antiviral tablets and creams

Antiviral creams like penciclovir or aciclovir can aid in accelerating the recovery procedure of persistent fever blister infections when appropriately made use of Continue Reading

Processed Meats and The Cancer Risk

Is the cancer risk from processed meats fact or fiction? The WHO recently stated that processed meats are linked to an increase cancer risk. Okay, great, thanks for telling us that, but it is a shame that the WHO did not explain the link between processed meats and the cancer risk. It is a bit like a pharmaceutical company rushing a new drug out onto the market, claiming it can help you to lose weight, and reduce body fat, without having to diet.

Sometimes, it is good to be critical and check the information which is being supplied. Yes, there is a link between processed meat and cancer, but how does it work? We know that cigarettes contain harmful substances which are known as carcinogenic, but what does meat contain which can cause cancer.

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health benefits of tofu

Are The Health Benefits Of Tofu Right For You?

Tofu has in recent years been hailed as a super food, but are the health benefits of tofu right for you? A lot of questions are being asked about soya and the products which are derived from soya at the moment. It is often claimed that soya can help women going through the peri-menopause or the actual menopause, but is it actually true? The fact is that Japanese women do suffer less from menopausal symptoms, but is it down to soya or genetic make up?

We often presume that we do not eat a lot of soya in the West but the fact is that we eat more than our fair share. Why? Soya, and other soya based products, are used as fillers and bulking agents in our every day food. Next time you buy a loaf of bread, look out for the word lecithin, and ask yourself what it is. Lecithin is another word for soya, so it is present in our food.

Not only is soya found in bread, it is also in many milk products, and soya is even fed to cattle and chickens as feed. The question we should be asking is; are we eating too much soya? Continue Reading

health benefits of artichokes

Learn To Love The Health Benefits Of Artichokes

There are many health benefits of artichokes are ignored in many parts of the world. Yet, this is a vegetable that can be grown almost anywhere, and it is even at home in a pot. If, you don’t want to grow artichokes for their health benefits, you should certainly grow them for their beauty – they have the most amazing flower head.

Fortunately, artichokes is one of those vegetables that has a very stabile nutritional content. This means that you can dry the vegetable, and process it into a a supplement. Artichoke supplements are now sold all over the world, and the great news is that they are not expensive. They really do offer great value for money. A daily artichoke supplement can help you to lower your cholesterol by promoting better liver function.

Cooking with artichokes

Artichokes are rather tough little vegetables, and you can also use almost all parts. The leaves of artichokes taste great when they are freshly steamed. All you need to do is to add some butter or olive oil, and scoop up the fleshy part of the leaf. You can also squeeze over some lemon if you find the taste of the leaf a little bit bitter. Continue Reading

health benefits of black tea

The Health Benefits Of Black Tea

The health benefits of black tea were well known to my great grandma. This little Russian lady swore by black tea for all ailments, and I think that she may have been right. She lived to the age of 107 years old. Her black tea drinking mother died at the age of 110 years old, and we should perhaps pay attention to these two ladies diet.

Apart from a serious amount of walking, they drank 8 – 10 cups of black tea every day. Black tea was always present in our household, but it wasn’t until many years later, scientists discovered that it is packed with flavonoids. They are anti-oxidants which can help us to fight cancer and heart disease. The main flavonoid in black tea is called quercetin. This is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants in the world. There is little wonder that both ladies stayed so healthy and active into old age. Along with a diet rich in home made yogurt, apples from the garden, cruciferous vegetables such as kale and plenty of water, they had a very health lifestyle apart from the odd tipple of Vodka.

The gift of black tea

We now know that black tea can help us lower heart disease, and reduce inflammation. The only problem is that it is very high in caffeine, but the health benefits seem to outweigh the negatives. Black tea can help to reduce cholesterol, and interestingly enough it does so much more effectively in men. That doesn’t mean that you have to drink 8 – 10 cups per day. My two nans drank small cups, two or three mugs of black tea will not do you any harm. Continue Reading

health benefits of apples

How To Add The Health Benefits Of Apples To Your Life

Are we beginning to ignore apples? Supermarkets are reporting that they are selling less and less apples. Could that mean that we are not appreciating the health benefits of apples? This once very popular fruit seems to have been replaced by other more exotic and expensive fruits. Most fruits are good for us, but the problem with exotic fruits, is that they have been transported over long distances. Transporting fruit and vegetables over long distances will reduce their nutritional value. The apple farm down the road would probably deliver better nutritional value, and, also, better value for money.

Should we ignore apples? Absolutely not, and did you know that an apple contains more vitamin C than an orange? On top of that, they are also richer in fiber, and one particular soluble fiber, pectin, is very important. Pectin can help us to lower our cholesterol, boost our immune system and sweep away toxins in the body. In other words, it is a natural broom that we ignore at our own peril. Oranges on the other hand are acidic, and can even trigger arthritis and gout. Perhaps you really should consider adding an apple a day to your diet.

Different colors

There are many different varieties of apples, and the home grown varieties are just packed with nutrition. Apples like Orange Pippin grow slower, and are therefore even more packed with nutrition than other apples. The great thing about apples is that they come in many different tastes and sizes, there is an apple out there for anybody. Continue Reading