1. Relax Manage your stress. When you are under stress, you produce adrenalin, one of the hormones the liver has to clean out. 2. Get more sleep Aim for a good seven hours of sleep per night. The liver needs that downtime. 3. Get active Live a physically active lifestyle. 4. Drink water Drink eight to 10 glasses of water a day. It enhances the … [Read more...] about 7 Healthy Habits For Your Liver
For Diana Barkley, a public relations consultant in Vancouver, menopause meant a loss of control over her life. It began at age 50 with insomnia and night sweats—waves of heat that struck several times a night, leaving her drenched and clammy—and the inevitable fatigue that followed the next day. Daytime hot flashes became a fact of life, too, striking her unawares, including … [Read more...] about Which Menopause Treatment is Right for You?
For better health and better sleep during menopause • Cut down on alcohol and coffee. • Avoid spicy food. • Exercise for at least 20 minutes, three times a week. • Use relaxation techniques such as yoga and breathing exercises. • For insomnia, try eating a light snack before bedtime that is mostly carbohydrates and has a small amount of protein that’s high in … [Read more...] about 3 Major Symptoms of Menopause and How to Cope
It is a long-standing myth that spicy food exacerbates ulcers and other stomach ailments. In fact, the latest evidence indicates that chili peppers are an up-and-coming superfood. Toronto gastroenterologist Khursheed Jeejeebhoy, MD, sees plenty of patients in his office who avoid hot chilies unnecessarily. “Whenever people have stomach problems, they’ll say, ‘I completely avoid … [Read more...] about The Many Health Benefits of Eating Spicy Food
We all know the signs of constipation: abdominal bloating; straining; and lumpy, hard stools. But most of us don’t know how frequently we should be “going.” According to experts, don't worry if you go only every other day and your husband or sister goes twice a day; both patterns are fine. “Anything from three times a week to three times a day is normal,” says John Marshall, … [Read more...] about Why Am I Constipated? 7 Ways to Feel Better Again
Few of us ever give any thought to our liver. But this resilient, hard-working organ is a critical factor in our health, and experts say we need to give it the respect and care that it deserves. “Love your liver,” says Barbara Weiss, a naturopath and frequent speaker for the Canadian Liver Foundation. “Pay more attention to it. You can’t live without it.” How your liver … [Read more...] about Signs Your Liver Might Be Less Healthy Than You Think