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The Blessings of Water

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“Drink water, more and more water”, indeed, this little piece of advise is as old as this planet, and every time you fall ill and you visit a doctor, they utter these very words.

But why should be intake this much water everyday? Ever wondered over it? Of course, water is a necessity, and that our organs cannot function without it, but why do they say more and more of it no matter how much you drink already’?

Well, water casts it numerous health benefits upon our body, every time it trickles down the food pipe. Despite of being tasteless and colorless, water is an energizing element that can keep you going on for long hours of exercising and other energy demanding activities such as trekking, jogging, running, etc.

Moreover, water washes your body internally from toxins, which itself is a great prevention against many ailments. The health of the internal aspect of your body reflects through your skin, which also shines and glows due to lots of water intake.

Water also acts as a fighter against unwanted hunger pangs. Drinking a glass full of water would save you from adding extra pounds to your body, which you would other wise gain by munching upon snacks unnecessarily. Hence, water aids in weight loss.

Water is essential to maintain bowel habits, since it aids in the proper digestion of food and prevents constipation. Make sure you have a glass of water before every meal.

In addition to all these facts, water also helps in proper lubrication of the joints, which prevents strains. It helps maintain the ‘fluid-electrolyte’ balance that in turn avert early muscle fatigue.

Written by Jayne

October 6th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

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Vitamins That Your Skin Needs

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Your skin forms a part of your personality, quite an important part, for it is visible to everyone. Hence, it is your duty to take good care of it and keep up with its health.

But we usually see that no matter how much we try to care, our skin faces issues every now and then. Due to climatic reasons, nutritional deficiencies, improper diet intake, allergy, or anything. Keeping up with the health of the skin is no easy task at all. But apart from the nutrition thing, all other reasons can be combated with external products and medicines.

However, certain vitamins are needed by the skin for a good health, and if you ensure that you have them all in appropriate amounts in your body, then you would not face any skin issue as such.

So what are these vitamins? Lets find out!

Vitamin A:

Indeed you would have already known about the fact the vitamin A forms an integral part of the skin health. The epithelial formation, turnover and proliferation is impossible without the adequate presence of vitamin A in body. It is also essential for an appropriate collagen network growth.

Vitamin E:

Another vitamin essential for the skin is vitamin E. So what does it do? Well, the vitamin is an antioxidant that fights off free radicals, thus preventing skin deterioration and early appearance of signs of aging. Also, vitamin E is required for proper moisturizing of the skin.

Vitamin B Complex:

Vitamin B complex is known to deal with the healing system of your skin, its pigmentation, and also helps control acne.

Written by Jayne

September 29th, 2013 at 3:04 pm

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Lung cancer and emphysema are respiratory diseases caused by smoking. Emphysema is a chronic lung disease that causes narrowing and clogging of esophagus. The carcinogen smoked damage lung cells causing cancer. Moreover, the tar in tobacco coats the lungs causing cancer. Nicotine and carbon monoxide in cigarette smoked increases heart rate hence blood pressure. This strains the heart and blood vessels which in turn cause stroke and heart attack by slowing blood flow and cutting off oxygen to the feet and hands.

Nicotine affects nerve muscles which lead to tremors and shaking of the limbs and entire body. Bad breath in addition to oral cancer persists in smokers. In women it causes premature depletion and aging of ovaries. Components of cigarette smoke can cause DNA damage in the ovarian follicle. This will increase the chances of infertility. Smoking is equally hazardous in pregnant women. Smoking makes the placenta thin hence necessitating cesarean section. It can also cause the water breaking too early leading to premature birth.


Smoking can cause blindness. People who smoke have a greater risk of developing macular degeneration. Chemicals in tobacco cause morphological damage to the retina. Smoking discolors teeth. The nicotine in tobacco goes to the grooves of teeth and sticks on the surface and is hard to remove by brushing only. Furthermore, gingivitis can also be caused by smoking. Nonetheless, addiction is a disadvantage of smoking nicotine makes smoking addictive and one has to go through rehabilitation. A smoker incurs additional expenses in buying cigarettes.


Written by Greg

March 11th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

Do you get enough sleep?

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Sleep is very important to the human body and when one is deprived of it, many problems to the body could occur as well as various complications in extreme cases. Again, the amount of sleep as well as the quality is very important and might vary from one person to another. Some of the side-effects and complications as a result of sleep deprivation include:

(a) General irritability, weakness in your muscles, your speech will become slurred and will also experience some blurred vision as well as headaches every now and then.

(b) Your risk for heart diseases, stroke, diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases is greatly increased for those that continually have problems with sleep. Those that do not get the proper amount of sleep that their body requires.

(c) There will be a decrease in your productivity and in your alertness is another major side-effect of sleep deprivation. Your ability to stay alert will be compromised hence reducing your productivity as our daily activities are concerned. Some of the mistakes that we do and accidents that occur could have been avoided if we had gotten quality sleep.

(d) Your immunity and entire defense system of your body is at great risk whenever we are deprived of sleep making you prone to diseases as the threshold for sickness is low.

(a) It has been found that some of the mental problems are as a results of continually sleep deprivation and so psychiatrists would thoroughly examine the client as well as get to know how much of sleep the client gets on a daily basis.

(b) In children that have less sleep over time, disease conditions like hyperactive and attention deficit hyperactive disorders could develop. Their attention span and activity will be affected greatly by the amount of sleep they get and so it is important that the caregivers ensure that our kids get the most sleep essential for their age requirement.

(c) The worst complication is when some of our bodily functions are shut down as a result if a defense mechanism from continuous sleep deprivation leading to a condition called sleep deprived coma.

In conclusion; sleep on its own is therapeutic as well as prophylactic to the human person and so everyone should get the most out of it.


Written by Greg

March 11th, 2013 at 4:54 pm