When we think about health, diet and exercise are typically the first things that come to mind. There’s a fast food boom happening—and for once, Eat This, Not That! is Continue Reading

When we think about health, diet and exercise are typically the first things that come to mind. There’s a fast food boom happening—and for once, Eat This, Not That! is happy about it. Although burger joints and mall foods still reign supreme, a new breed of healthy, fast casual restaurants like Dig Inn and Sweetgreen are dominating the market. Next time you’re friends suggest meeting up for a bite, why not suggest checking out one of the new, healthy eateries in your area? Not only will your meal be kind to your waistline, checking out a new hot spot is far more fun than going to the pizza joint in your neighborhood—yet again. Another important aspect of the study was that it was conducted at a time when early cardiovascular risk factors in Chilean children were on the rise, driven in part by the obesity epidemic in this Andean country. Tea (Camellia sinensis) leaves are a source of polyphenolic compounds, including catechins, which have anti-microbial and immune-stimulating properties (Rosen 2012). A laboratory study showed that green tea extract and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a primary active constituent of green tea, inhibited the growth of multidrug-resistant bacteria that can infect the skin. The researchers concluded that green tea extract and EGCG may have potential as adjunct topical antimicrobial treatments for skin infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria (Jeon 2014). In a controlled trial, a topical lotion made with black tea extract was comparable to antibiotics in treating impetigo (Sharquie 2000). Sailors out at sea for long periods often developed scurvy, a vitamin-C deficiency. It normally takes around three months of very low or no vitamin C intake to develop scurvy, DermNet NZ reports. Skin manifestations of scurvy include hemorrhagic papules, reddish bruise-like spots that develop around hair follicles. The hairs take on a corkscrew appearance. The reddish spots may blend together to form large purpura or bruises. Exercise and meditation are two healthy ways to help lower your stress levels. Many patients with skin diseases and allergies revealed the presence of the so-called internal allergens”. To this category, for example, include worms and their waste products, as it is a foreign protein structure that cause allergies and skin diseases. Fungal cultures, for example, yeast of the genus candida, can also act as internal allergens”. Therefore, when, for example, a woman suffering from candidiasis, complains of rash cannot be regarded cutaneous manifestations outside of the overall clinical picture. If you’re deficient in vitamin C you may experience symptoms of rough, dry, bumpy skin, easy bruising, spoon-shaped fingernails with red spots, bright red spots on skin around hair follicles, bleeding gums and wounds that won’t heal. In severe deficiencies, scurvy may result, causing swollen gums, poor wound healing and bruising, says Healthline.

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