hEALTH & NUTRITION




In today’s world, health, has at last got its deserved place, right up in the forefront. And it comes even more into focus when we grow older as more and more challenges come up. Brought on by our hectic and often indulgent lifestyles as well as the increased pollution in our environment.

At Retyrsmart, our aim is to bring to you viewpoints and counter viewpoints about common and not so common ailments/diseases, their management, their prevention etc. And therapies and alternative therapies. And thoughts on non-medical responses like Yoga, meditation etc. And more.

In this section you will find articles and blogs regarding Health published on our site since the beginning.

Healthy Reading !!

Team Retyrsmart.

 

  • Here’s why your leg cramps while you sleep – and how to treat it

    Have you come awake with a feeling of stiffness in your leg. Most of us would have at some point or another. If you have wondered what it could be, here’s some information that would help you understand that feeling better. .. . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • What you need to know about Hypertension

    There are more people with hypertension than gets reported as many don’t know that they suffer from hypertension, as it gets picked up often only when some complications arise. Hypertension or High Blood Pressure as its commonly called, is a very prevalent disease, especially among older folks. Here’s a specialist who talks about what Its is and what to do and not to do when faced with this situation. It’s a useful read for those less familiar and works as a reminder for those already familiar. .. . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Get that spring in your step

    This may not be something new. You must have heard it any number of times before this. But its worth repeating. Regular exercise is good for, especially as you age. The author makes the point about how exercise can lower risks of cardiac diseases as well as help you get a spring in your step. .. . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • 11 Foods That Heal

    Ever so often we realise that food is medicine. That’s why eating the right foods is such an important part to staying healthy and illness free for longer. There are some specific foods that help prevent or manage certain specific illnesses or challenges. The article here takes you through a few such foods that can increase your well being considerable. .. . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Most exciting mango recipes to make summer so much more fun

    For any of us Mango is equal to Summer and Summer is equal to Mango. Especially for Indians for whom Mango is the king of fruits.This article is for all such from among our readers. Exciting but easy recipes to make mango season more fun. Enjoy. .. . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • To ghee or not to ghee…that's the question

    Ghee, or clarified butter, is an integral part of Indian cuisine and to some extent in South Asian and Arabic cuisine. Its use in the kitchen can range from being a full fledged cooking medium to that of a flavouring agent. However, given its fat content there are number of concerns health conscious individuals have about its use in daily life. The article below tries to dispel the concerns by highlighting the positives and categorising ghee among the super foods .. . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Homeopathy: Your health partner for the second innings of your life

    All over the world life expectancy has increased, leading to a sharp rise in the number of elderly people. India has around 100 million elderly at present and the number is expected to increase to 323 million, constituting 20 per cent of the total population, by 2050 .. . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • 15 Don’ts to avoid getting heart disease

    Heart disease kills more people in the United States than any other two diseases combined. Men and women of all ages can be affected, but you’re more at risk the older you get. Wondering how can you avoid getting heart disease? Your doctor’s answers are the best ones out there.. . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • How Much Water Should You Drink Each Day?

    We often do not pay attention to the amount of water we drink. But not drinking enough (or too much for that matter) could lead to your body finding it difficult to function properly. Team RetyrSmart would like its readers to check out the optimal quantities of water to drink, as detailed out the author who has a scientific background in water and hydration . . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • 10 Ways How Spirulina Can Benefit You

    Though known from ancient times, Spirulina is gaining importance as a food than can cure as well as prevent illnesses. Team RetyrSmart is happy to share the article below that provides a basic description of the what Spirulina is and the documented benefits of this special food. . . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Dealing with Gingivitis, the more common gum disease

    We often tend to ignore our dental health till it becomes a bigger problem requiring a lot of money and time to go through with the required treatment. Gingivitis is a common ailment that can be treated effectively in its earlier stages. In this article being shared by Team RetyrSmart, the author tells you more about gingivitis and shares some simple remedies. . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Debunking myths associated with Glaucoma and your eyes

    It is a new year, and a lot of us have set new fitness and wellness goals, which likely include more exercise and less junk food. But in setting these goals many of us forget about an easy way to improve our overall health: scheduling routine doctors appointments to help us remain healthy for years to come.

    One of the most overlooked of these routine appointments is an annual comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist. Everyone knows that optometrists can update your vision prescription, but did you know that they can also help detect serious health conditions like glaucoma? . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • What is incontinence and how to deal with it

    Incontinence or lack of control over your bladder can be rather inconvenient. Typically affects older people, though the incidence among younger people may be increasing. And yes, it affects women much more than men. The author in this article tries to explain what incontinence really is, some common myths associated with it and some natural ways to treat it. Team RetyrSmart would urge our readers to take heed of the author’s advice to consider changes in lifestyle to keep your bladder in good health . . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels In Check With These Foods

    As we get older, managing our blood sugar levels becomes more and more important. Lower levels of blood sugar may be beneficial even for those who are not diabetic. Choice of food can play a big role in keeping blood sugar levels in control. Given this, Team RetyrSmart is happy to share this article which lists out foods that can help keep blood sugar levels in control. . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • 5 ways to save your knees and joints

    Let’s get this out of the way: running won’t ruin your knees, no matter what your smug, sedentary co-worker says.

    “There are three large studies that show long-term endurance running doesn’t seem to affect joint health,” says Dr Richard Willy, an assistant professor of physical therapy at East Carolina University in the US. . . . . . ...Read More

     
  • Thyroid disease may be the reason you feel so bad

    Thyroid disease is an under-recognized problem that can profoundly affect your day-to-day life. Getting the right treatment can be so transformative that patients will often say, "I didn't realize how bad I was feeling for all of those years."

    Researchers estimate that thyroid disease affects as many as 10% of adults in the United States. Yet millions of Americans remain undiagnosed. . . . . ...Read More

     
  • 10 Healthy Food Trends for 2018

    You might not think of food as something that’s trendy, but food trends are totally a thing, and there are some delicious ones bubbling up for next year. These are the healthy 2018 food trends we’re getting excited about.

    A whole slew of companies put together lists of upcoming food trends each year. For the list below, I looked at predictions from Unilever and Whole Foods and pulled out healthy food predictions. Healthy eating in general is on-trend for 2018, and it’s great to see healthy foods and habits Care2 has been writing about for years hitting the mainstream. . . . . ...Read More

     
  • 4 signs you’re not getting enough protein

    Protein doesn’t directly fuel your workouts, but it’s a vital part of every athlete’s diet.

    You need it to help your body produce enzymes and hormones, expedite healing, support your immune system and provide your body with the building blocks for new cells. . . . ...Read More

     
  • 4 common myths about heartburn

    It’s truly a joyful time of year, or, at least, that’s the intention. But the rich foods, celebrations and stress can quickly overload your body and put you at increased risk of getting an ulcer.

    Ulcers, also known as peptic ulcers, develop along the lining of the stomach. These sores are most commonly caused by a well-known bacteria called H. Pylori. But unfortunately, ulcers can form even without the presence of this bacteria. . . ...Read More

     
  • 4 common myths about heartburn

    Occassional, mild heartburn probably isn’t worth worrying about. But frequent heartburn certainly is. Heartburn can affect your quality of life – you may struggle to sleep, find it difficult to work the next day, no longer enjoy certain foods, and experience severe pain and discomfort. . ...Read More

     
  • 6 Common Nutrient Deficiencies + Exactly What To Do About Each

    When you first consult an integrative or functional medicine expert—whether that be a medical doctor, chiropractor, naturopathic physician, or osteopathic physician—it’s very likely that one of the first things they’ll do is check you for nutrient deficiencies. This means running blood work to check whether you are low in any key nutrients—which could be contributing to your health concerns and making you feel fatigued, cranky, or lethargic. . ...Read More

     
  • The 7 Best Foods To Eliminate Constipation, ASAP

    There’s little worse than the feeling of constipation, so we asked Dale Pinnock, author of Eat Your Way to a Healthy Gut, for the top seven foods that can help get things moving again, stat. Here are his picks. ...Read More

     
  • Brinjal (Eggplant) Health Benefits & Tips

    Beautiful, glossy, deep-purple eggplant has a unique taste and texture. The first time I saw one was at a European market shop decades ago. It was so beautiful that I bought one and put it on the counter for a couple of days to enjoy its beauty before finding an eggplant recipe.. . ...Read More

     
  • 7 Negative Effects of Refined Flour (Maida)

    Flour is hard to sidestep come mealtime. Breakfast brims with toast, bagels, cereal, pancakes. Lunch is built around sandwiches, wraps, pasta, pizza. And dinner may come with its very own breadbasket. . . ...Read More

     
  • If You're Missing This Key Nutrient (Vitamin C), You're Aging Way Faster

    Taz Bhatia, M.D., is a functional medicine doctor, licensed acupuncturist, and the author of a number of books, including the newly released megahit, Super Woman Rx. She’s also one of the lauded instructors in our first-of-its-kind Advanced Functional Nutrition Program, where we bring the best minds in nutrition together to dive deep into the healing power of food. You can find out more about Dr. Taz, the rest of the faculty (including groundbreaking doctors like Mark Hyman and Frank Lipman), and this revolutionary training here. . . ...Read More

     
  • 6 signs you may have a potassium deficiency

    You're always tired. Maybe your muscles are weak or your heart is racing. The problems may be caused by not enough potassium.

    Like all nutrients, potassium is important to keep your body healthy. It's actually a type of electrolyte that helps your muscles contract and your nerves and muscles communicate. It keeps your heart beating regularly, while also maintaining the body's growth and keeping the heart, kidneys and other organs working. It helps move needed nutrients into cells while moving waste products out of them.. . ...Read More

     
  • Vitamin B12 Understanding Deficiency and Supplementation

    Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common condition that can lead to serious health issues like anemia and neurological problems. However, by consuming various B12 sources you can achieve the recommended daily intake without trouble. This article explains the benefits of vitamin B12 and how to reach your daily needs. . ...Read More

     
  • Say YES to Finding Your Passion

    Do you know what your passion is? You know, that thing that makes life worth living; the activity that makes hours fly by in what feels like minutes; that part of your week that excites, invigorates and inspires you. It is the thing you would do no matter where you live, no matter how much money you are making, no matter how good or bad life seems. ...Read More

     
  • 9 ways to boost your kidney health

    Our kidneys work extremely hard to dispose of all the excess salt and water we consume.

    During this process, they also eliminate toxins that would otherwise accumulate and negatively affect our bodies.

    In addition, our kidneys control blood acidity and blood pressure levels.

    “When kidneys fail, the body is literally overwhelmed by excess water, salt and toxins, which defeat every other organ and body system,” says Association for Dietetics in South Africa (ADSA) spokesperson and dietitian Abby Courtenay. ....Read More

     
  • Get the Basics of Nutrition Right: Tips You Must Keep Handy

    Editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine have released their picks for the best destinations of 2017, giving shout-outs to places like Banff, Chengdu, Seoul, Madrid and Georgia, USA.

    National Nutrition Week is observed every year during the first week of September to spread the awareness about the significance of proper nutrition in a person's everyday diet. Majority of Indians are deficient in some crucial nutrient or the other including vitamin D, calcium, protein and iron among others. Experts suggest that a traditional balanced diet may go a long way in ensuring a healthy body and an optimum supply of all essential nutrients to the body. We list down easy tips that can be incorporated in your daily routine to ensure a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition supply. ...Read More

     
  • What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

    Editors of National Geographic Traveler magazine have released their picks for the best destinations of 2017, giving shout-outs to places like Banff, Chengdu, Seoul, Madrid and Georgia, USA.

    There is often confusion and misunderstanding surrounding the terms Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Though the two are certainly related there are significant differences that people should know. ...Read More

     
  • Osteoporosis diet: These five foods could PREVENT weak bones

    According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, one in two women and one in five men will suffer a bone fracture after the age of 50 in the UK.

    Last year they warned in a report that millions of cases of osteoporosis are undiagnosed.

    It is thought the increasing trend for cutting out dairy from diets could be to blame. ....Read More

     
  • 5 Early Signs of Osteoporosis

    Osteoporosis, which means “porous bone”, is a progressive disease that occurs in the body when the bones become weak, thin, and extremely vulnerable to fractures. Mostly occurring in older people, it causes permanent pain and affects the vertebrae leading to a stooped or hunched posture. Apart from this, it also restricts mobility that leads to isolation and depression among patients. ....Read More

     
  • 15 ways to help you understand diabetes

    Diabetes is a condition caused by a lack of insulin, which is a hormone made by your pancreas. Insulin acts like a key to open the doors into your cells, letting in sugar (glucose). In diabetes, the pancreas makes too little insulin to enable all the sugar in your blood to get into your muscles and other cells to produce energy..! ....Read More

     
  • How to control hypertension through lifestyle changes

    Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Blood pressure refers to the pressure that blood applies to the inner walls of the arteries. Arteries carry blood from the heart to other organs and parts of the body. ....Read More

  • 4 nutrition tips to honor your health without dieting

    SALT LAKE CITY — Nutrition can feel very confusing and overwhelming. It seems that everyone has an opinion and claims absolute truth with their eating style or diet plan....Read More

  • Is Alcohol Standing Between You & Optimal Health?

    A common question I get from my patients at Parsley Health is "How much alcohol is too much alcohol?" For each of them, the answer is different. Because as with most health issues, alcohol consumption needs to be put into the context of the individual. ... Read More

  • Magnesium is essential to your health, but many people don’t get enough on it

    Ask most people to name a nutrient lacking in the American diet, and the top answers would probably be calcium, vitamin D or fiber. Though all nutrients are essential for good health, few are more crucial to focus on than magnesium — because we don’t usually get enough in our diet and none of our cells could function without it. ....Read More

  • 16 easy ways to boost your metabolism

    There are certain simple ways to boost metabolism and weight-loss professional, Dr Manjiri Puranik shares a few tips you could follow. .. Read More
     

  • 8 summer super foods you MUST include in your diet

    Summer, especially in India is not only scorching but dehydrating too, which makes it very important to maintain a well-balanced diet with the right kind of food. Below is the list of some superfoods recommended by Celebrity Nutritionist and Dietician Manisha Mehta that must be incorporated into the diet in summers to 'cool off' the heat. ... Read More

  • Top 10 Liver Detox Food That You Need!

    The liver has a significant importance in the human and without this organ, the human body would not be able to function correctly. According to 1 , the liver weighs approximately 1.5 kilograms and has a red and brown color. This organ is made of two primary parts, known as the left and right lobes. Underneath the liver, there is a gallbladder, where the intestines and pancreas are also found... Read More