Good food, good drink and good company - a recipe for a fun party but if you find
yourself making many trips to the punch bowl you are likely to have the morning after
discomfort of a hangover. Fortunately, there are a couple of steps you can do to
settle your stomach. Eating plain bread will help buffer stomach acids that can lead
to nausea. Bland foods in general like bread and pasta are easy to digest which can
calm an upset stomach. In addition, drink like a fish because getting more water
in your system can help relieve nausea and dehydration caused by excessive drinking.
In fact it is a good idea to drink plenty of water before going to bed as it can
help prevent the morning after discomfort.
The herpes simplex virus is a master of ambush. It remains hidden deep within the
nerves waiting for the immune system to drop its guard then wham! - it rushes to
the skin causing ugly sores that may last a week or more, then retreats back into
hiding, waiting, waiting, waiting ... weeks, months, or even years before rearing
its ugly head once again.
There is no cure for herpes and if you are infected with it, eating more of some
foods can help make the virus weaker. Foods that contain high amounts of lysine can
help prevent the virus from thriving by inhibiting the protein sheath that surrounds
the virus from thriving. Eggs and baked beans have much stopping power against herpes,
so does cheese, pork and milk. But just as there are foods that inhibit the virus,
foods rich in arginine strengthen it by building its protein coating. Diets high
in arginine, like chocolate, peas, nuts and beer, might make the virus grow aggressively.
Once a herpes sore forms, there is a home remedy you may want to try. It appears
that applying milk compress to a cold sore may help heal it faster. Dip a washcloth
in milk then apply it to the sore for 5 seconds, remove it for another 5. Do this
process for 5 minutes then repeat every 3 or 4 hours, rinsing the skin after every
Mopping up Cholesterol
Posted by Evie at 7:00 pm, December 27th, 2010
For years we’ve been hearing that oatmeal and oat bran can help lower cholesterol.
Indeed, oats are a healthy grain which retain its germ layers and bran even when
processed. It lowers bad cholesterol, fights cancer, lowers blood sugar and helps
with dieting. Oats contain beta-glucan, a soluble fiber, which traps cholesterol
in the intestines with a sticky gel that isn’t absorbed by the body, hence taking
unwanted cholesterol with it. Oats also contain a variety of compounds which hold
on to bile acids. This is good because high levels of bile causes cholesterol levels
And it doesn’t take much to avail of the stable of protection that oats offer. ¾
cup of dry oatmeal or ½ cup of oat bran a day is all it takes to lower cholesterol
by 5 percent. Since oats retain their goodness in various forms, when time is an
issue, enjoy quick oats. They provide just as much nutrition as the slow cooking