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Exercise in Health and Disease

Lack of natural exercise is one of the chief causes of weakness and ill-health.In recent years, the need for exercise has been recognised even in sickness. Physio and occupational therapy are now standard procedures in medicine to restore the use of muscles and nerves that have been injured by disease or by accident. Patients with organic ailments are now advised to stay in bed for the minimum period considered necessary.
 

Eating with Your Hands is Healthier

We have long been conditioned in the western world that eating appropriately meant using utensils such as forks, spoons and knives.  Generally eating with the hands is left to pizza, hamburgers and little ones, right? In some other countries, especially India, much of Africa and the Middle East, eating with one’s hands is appropriate etiquette and might actually prove to be healthier.

Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Every day, nearly 2,600 Americans die of some type of cardiovascular disease, an average of one death every 34 seconds, and 7.1 million Americans have had a heart attack during their lifetimes.1 Those who survive often go on to have another heart attack later on. But this need not happen. Eating habits and other lifestyle factors play a large role in the risk of heart disease. Moreover, heart disease can usually be prevented and even reversed.

Atherosclerosis

(Juice) Fasting - The Master Remedy

Fasting refers to complete abstinence from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. The word is derived from the old English, ‘feastan’ which means to fast, observe, be strict. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of treating disease. It is recognised as the cornerstone of natural healing. Dr. Arnold Eheret, the originator of the muscusless diet healing system, describes it as " nature’s only universal and omnipotent remedy of healing" and "nature’s only fundamental law of all healing and curing.

Health benefits of horseradish

Whether it’s fighting the flu and respiratory disorders or combating tonsillitis and urinary tract infections, horseradish is a condiment that can help keep you healthy.1-3 Used to treat a wide variety of ailments over centuries, nearly every part of the horseradish plant seems to have some medicinal value. Tea made from its root has been used as an expectorant,1while tea brewed from its flowers can be used to fight the common cold.3 A poultice can also be made of its roots to externally treat joint discomfort.

Eating Legumes Improves Cardiovascular Health

Just a single serving of legumes a day can significantly improve cholesterol levels and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study conducted by researchers from St. Michael's Hospital in Canada and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on April 7.

"Legumes are generally considered healthy, but there [are no guidelines] about their intake from public policy officials," lead author Dr. John Sievenpiper said.

7 Healthful Reasons to Add More Peas to Your Diet

There are three major types of peas - garden peas, snow peas and snap peas. When Gregor Johann Mendel, an Austrian monk and botanist, cross-bred two different types of peas, he found that the "child" had the characteristics of both "parents". The discovery that physical traits are passed from generation to generation laid the foundation for modern genetics. Today, close to 80 percent of the world's pea crop is used dried as supposed to fresh; in the US, however, 90 percent of the peas are actually consumed as fresh green peas.

The health benefits of tofu

The health benefits of tofu as a meat substitute are numerous. Consuming tofu regularly helps lower bad cholesterol, alleviates symptoms associated with menopause and even lowers the risk of cancer. Other major health benefits of tofu compared to meat include making middle-aged bones stronger and delaying the ravages of age. Tofu has been found to be a great source of calcium and vitamin E as well. Tofu or soybean curd is produced by grinding soybeans to form a milk-like substance, which is then compressed and left to coagulate.

Vegetarian Nutrition

Making the Change to a Vegetarian Diet

Many people become vegetarian instantly. They totally give up meat, fish and poultry overnight. Others make the change gradually. Do what works best for you.

Being a vegetarian is as hard or as easy as you choose to make it. Some people enjoy planning and preparing elaborate meals, while others opt for quick and easy vegetarian dishes.

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