Diet and our daily activities and lifestyle have an important bearing on the symptoms and control of allergy. The conservative management of allergy includes changes in the diet and lifestyle of the individual. Changes in the Diet A low-allergen diet, also known as an elimination diets is often recommended to people with suspected allergy, especially food allergy. It is also used as a diagnostic tool to find out if avoiding foods that commonly trigger allergies will provide relief from symptoms. In this diet, certain foods and food additives should be…Read More
Breathe easier: A handful of walnuts daily cuts risk of asthma
A new study has found that a type of vitamin E found in walnuts may prevent the risk of asthma attacks by reducing airway inflammation. Numerous studies have emphasised the many health benefits of walnuts. Here’s another reason why you must include these nuts in your daily diet. According to researchers, a type of vitamin E found in these nuts may prevent the risk of asthma attacks by reducing airway inflammation. Gamma-tocopherol is a major form of vitamin E, which is abundant in nuts like walnuts and pecans and in the legume…Read More
Eat smart this Diwali!
By: Shimpli Patil The festive season has begun and the excitement sees no bounds. After having loads of fun during Navratri it’s now the festival of lights- Diwali. With Diwali comes outings, guests visit, dinner parties, etc. all of which are inevitable. More often than not we end up indulging in sweets and other sinful foods and then feel guilty for all the wrong eating, which then makes us look for some easy and quick ways to shed off those extra kilos that we gained during the festive season. But,…Read More
Home Remedies For Hiccups
What are Hiccups? Hiccups are a reflex action, which means that we do not have any control over them. Hiccups are a sudden, involuntary squeezing of the diaphragm, the main breathing muscle under the lungs, which results in sucking the air quickly into the lungs thereby snapping and shutting glottis above the voice-box (larynx). This snapping makes the sound of a hiccup. Hiccups will usually stop on their own. Continuous hiccups lasting for more than a day or two may indicate a cause of an underlying disease, which needs medical intervention.…Read More