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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Selenium And Eye Health

Selenium is a trace mineral that is found in various concentrations in the soil and the water. Its health benefits include a variety of purposes from the prevention of heart disease, various forms of cancer, to the promotion of a stronger immune system. This trace mineral also supports the health of the Thyroid.

Eye Health Benefits: scientific research study showed that Selenium may protect the eye lens and prevent the age related vision disease cataracts. This is due to the fact that Selenium is a component of an enzyme found in the mother of all antioxidants; L-Glautathione. This is an essential antioxidant critical in maintaining healthy eyesight. Research suggests that lower levels of this essential antioxidant contributed to an increased risk for cataract formation.

When Zinc is combined with Selenium a benefit may be achieved in terms of a reduction in the risks for the development of Glaucoma. This is a serious eye condition characterized by an unhealthy increase in eye pressure. It results in damage to the optic nerve and if it is untreated it can lead to blindness.

Selenium provides general health support in terms of various health functions in the human body. Some of these include protection against the damaging effects of oxidative stress in the body that often leads to the breakdown of healthy cells in the body. Therefore, it is not just a trace mineral but it is also a powerful antioxidant. It also assists in the production of hormones in the human body due to the fact that a deficiency in this trace mineral leads to infertility.

Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease: Scientific research studies dating back to the year 1937 show a link between adequate levels of Selenium and heart health. These studies have demonstrated that people who have suffered heart attacks had inadequate levels of Selenium in their systems. Selenium should not be considered in isolation as a single individual nutrient due to the fact that no individual nutrient in our system works alone. For this reason, Selenium works well in reducing cholesterol levels when it is combined with nutrients like Vitamin E and Beta carotene.

Cancer Prevention: Scientific research studies show that Selenium boosts the body’s ability to fight cancer cells. This is due to the fact that it boosts the body’s immune system. Scientific studies suggests that the immune system boosting properties of this trace mineral and antioxidant reduces the risk as well as the severity of various forms of cancer including liver, prostate and lung cancer.

You must Brushing Teeth

There are three major parts of proper, at-home dental care: flossing, brushing and regular professional cleanings and check-ups.

Flossing

Flossing is necessary in removing the food particles from between your teeth. If this debris isn’t removed, it will decay and rot, cause plaque to accumulate. This plaque can breakdown tissue in your tooth enamel as well as the soft tissue of the surrounding gums.

Flossing reaches the tight, hard-to-reach places that a toothbrush can’t get to.

It is recommended that you floss at least once a day, preferably multiple times a day after eating.

Brushing

Daily teeth brushing is important in removing food and drink particles that off the surface of your teeth. The surface of your teeth is where the majority of debris will accumulate.

If your teeth are not brushed regularly, plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth cause erosion of your tooth enamel. Your tooth enamel is the outer protective layer of your tooth. If your enamel is destroyed, the vulnerable, inner portion of your tooth is exposed to bacteria that can lead to permanent staining and possible infection and decay.

Besides scrubbing off bacteria from the surface of your teeth, brushing has other dental benefits.

Toothpaste contains ingredients that help repair tooth decay, makes teeth more resistant to decay and it polishes and removes stains from teeth.

Toothpaste also gives you a feel-good, clean feeling in your mouth and the ever-important fresh breath.

There are also toothpaste alternatives available that provide the same protection against plaque and disease.

Having the proper toothbrush also important.

It is recommended that you get a soft-bristled brush and change out your toothbrush every three months.

A toothbrush that is too hard can irritate and damage your gums. A toothbrush that isn’t discarded after three months will accumulate germs that can be left of teeth and gums.

Dizziness and Vertigo

Regular folk might think that vertigo is just dizziness, but in the medical profession it is a very specific type of dizziness. Vertigo is more than a sense of being giddy, but instead it is a sensation that the world is spinning. It is also not similar to a fear of heights or acrophobia. Rather, even if the environment is not moving at all, the person who suffers from vertigo feels as if the world moves all the time. It is also different from a certain type of fainting sensation or disequilibrium. The type of dizziness that is felt in vertigo is a form of spinning due primarily to a pathological condition of the vestibular system which is found within the inner ear.

There is a set of associated symptoms that characterize a state of vertigo. Some of these symptoms are tinnitus or ringing in the ears, hearing loss, vomiting, and nausea. There are a couple of areas that may be problematic, thus resulting in the physical symptoms. If there is a disturbance in the labyrinth within the inner ear or in the auditory nerve pathways, vertigo may result. These disturbances may result from inner ear inflammation, vestibular nerve inflammation, and Ménière’s disease, among others. A certain type of vertigo that is caused by migraine headache is called central vertigo.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV is worth mentioning here because is it a condition that is very manageable as soon as it is diagnosed properly. BPPV is seen more in older persons than in younger people, and its incidence is higher in women than in men. Although there is no known cause, there are available management approaches that address the problems adequately.

BPPV is an idiopathic disease without an identifiable cause, but there are cases where BPPV is seen after head injury, ear surgery, labyrinthitis, vertebrobasilar ischemia (or reduced blood flow in that area of the brain), and prolonged bed rest. BPPV may also be seen as an associated symptom in syphilis, drug toxicity, otosclerosis or a genetic problem in the ear that leads to deafness, and Ramsay Hunt syndrome (viral infection).

For an effective treatment approach, it is important to determine the pathology or problem underneath vertigo. Typical interventions include drugs such as anticholinergics, antihistamines, anticonvulsants, corticosteroids, and beta-blockers and surgical measures.

Onions Improve Vision

Onions are part of the family of vegetables known as alliums. This eye food is known as one of the most commonly cultivated class of vegetables with close cousins such as chives, garlic and Chinese onions to name a few. These vegetables come from a subcategory of phytochemical rich foods. They possess medicinal healing properties that protect the heart and the immune system from free radicals that destroy healthy cells in the body. Here are some vision health benefits of onions:

Onions possess sulfur compounds that are responsible for making an essential antioxidant that is vital in protecting eye health called L- Gluatathione. This particular antioxidant protects against oxidative damage in the eyes by protecting and strengthening the eye lens. This antioxidant protection reduces the incidence for eye diseases such as cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Due to the fact that eating onions increases L- Glutathione levels, the antioxidant action of this master antioxidant safeguards the health of the eye lens and reduces the risk for cataract formation. Additionally, red onions consist of quercetin; another essential vision promoting nutrient that plays a role in improving poor eyesight and preventing cataract formation.
Onions possess a nutrient called quercetin that promotes heart health and reduces the risks for cancer. Onions have also shown promise in terms of hypoallergenic properties. For instance, in scientific lab research studies, they play the role of anti-histamines that help to prevent allergic reactions in the body. Onions also have an ingredient called inulin. This substance is a water soluble form of dietary fiber which has a positive effect on supporting the healthy function of the digestive system thereby preventing many digestive issues. This is due to the fact that it nourishes beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract. Research shows that eating flavonoid rich foods like onions actually reduces bacteria in the stomach that leads to stomach ulcers. Therefore, onions are a good nutritional remedy for stomach ulcers.