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Benefits Of Turmeric In Ankylosing Spondyilitis

Sep 22, 2016 - 0 comments

Benefits Of Turmeric In Ankylosing Spondyilitis

(Ankylosing spondylitis is arthritis that majorly affects the spine).

Ankylosing spondylitis causes inflammation of the sacroiliac joint where the spine joins the pelvis or hip bone. The bones of the spine may grow and fuse together leading to a stiff spine and stooped over posture.

Symptoms include constant pain and stiffness in low back, fusion of spine that may spread to hips, neck, backs or ribs and pain and inflammation in ligaments and tendons. Chronic pain can lead to fatigue, fever and loss of appetite.

It could affect other joints like the hip, knee, shoulder and feet. It can affect other organs such as eyes, intestine, heart and lungs.

Causative factors of ankylosing spondylitis are unknown but individuals with gene HLA-B27 tend to develop ankylosing spondylitis.

Ankylosing spondylitis typically begins in adolescents and young adults, but affects people for the rest of their lives. Men are more likely to develop ankylosing spondylitis than are women.

Treatment is generally focussed on reducing pain and stiffness. Medications prescribed include:

Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen and diclofenac to reduce pain and inflammation
Opiod painkillers To reduce pain
, Disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs To treat arthritis of spine
Tumor necrosis factor alpha blockers and Anti-Interleukin 6 inhibitors to inhibit and reduce production of inflammatory chemicals

Physical therapy and healthy diet also benefit in ankylosing spondylitis. In rare cases, surgery is recommended.

Turmeric, a potent anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent and these properties can benefit in treatment of ankylosing spondylitis.

A review of 6 clinical trials demonstrate that curcumin exerts potent anti-inflammatory effect and inhibits the activity of inflammatory mediators such as interleukin, COX enzyme, prostaglandins, TNF, thromboxane etc. Doses up to 8g of curcumin are found to be safe.

Best And Worst Exercises For Bad Knees

Sep 20, 2016 - 0 comments

Best And Worst Exercises For Bad Knees

Some More Smoothies

Sep 16, 2016 - 0 comments

                                                 Brain Smoothie
At just under 300 calories, this powerhouse is loaded with nutrients that promote brain function. It contains flax seeds, which are packed with omega-3s and promote memory and brain performance, and lots of fiber for your digestive health. try it smoothie for breakfast to reap the brain-boosting benefits throughout the day.

½ banana, 8 oz low-fat milk, 1 scoop 100% whey protein powder (I suggest using whey concentrate)
½ tbsp plain almond butter, 1 tbsp flaxseed meal.

Nutrition: Calories: 299; fat: 9g; carbohydrates: 33g; protein: 22g

                                             Antioxidant Berry Smoothie
Immune-boosting antioxidants some studies suggest they can help prevent certain diseases and cell damage. This smoothie is packed with antioxidant-rich blueberries, banana and kale. It contains more calories than one should eat as a snack, so drink it as a meal replacement.

1 cup raw blueberries, ½ banana, 1 cup chopped raw kale, ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, 1 oz pea protein powder.

Nutrition: Calories: 268; fat: 2.4g; carbohydrates: 57.2g; protein: 10.4g

                                                 Good Gut Green Smoothie
The fiber, starch in bananas help healthy digestion and gut bacteria. They give smoothies a creamy texture and extra flavor. This smoothie is low in calories and makes a tasty mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

½ banana, 1 orange without the skin, 1 cup chopped kale, ¼ cup water, 1 cup ice cubes.

Nutrition: Calories: 155; fat: 1g; carbohydrates: 40g; protein: 4.8g

                                          Immune Boosting Colada
Has only 80 calories per cup, pineapple immune boosting vitamin C. Mango also has extra vitamin C, and
vitamin A.

½ cup frozen mango chunks, ½ cup cubed pineapple, ⅓ cup water, 1 scoop tropical or plain flavored protein powder, ½ cup ice cubes.

Nutrition: Calories: 214; fat: 3.4g; carbohydrates: 32g; protein: 16g

                                           Potassium Avocado Smoothie
Potassium found in bananas, yogurt and avocados it can help relieve post-workout muscle cramps. Just don’t overdo it with the avocado. They’re rich in fiber and contain essential vitamins, but high in fat.

¼ avocado, ¼ banana, ¼ to ½ cup coconut water, 1/8 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt, ½ tsp agave nectar, 1/8 tsp cinnamon, 1/8 cup ice.

Nutrition: Calories: 166; fat: 7.6g; carbohydrates: 20g; protein: 3.75

                                                    Peanut Butter Smoothie
Tastes just like peanut butter and jelly sandwich except the ingredients are all diabetes friendly. Nut butters, like almond butter or peanut butter, are good sources of protein. Watch your portion sizes; nut butters are loaded with good fats, making them high in calories.

¾ cup fresh raspberries, 1 tbsp skim milk, 1 tbsp natural smooth peanut butter, 1 tsp honey ½ cup ice cubes.

Nutrition: Calories: 170; fat: 8.6g; carbohydrates: 20g; protein: 5.1g

                                                                 Raspberry Smoothie
Dates contain fiber; raspberries are rich in vitamin C; and cottage cheese is loaded with protein. This smoothie, low in calories, it will keep you full all morning long.

¾ cup fresh raspberries, 1 pitted date, ¼ cup fat-free cottage cheese, 21 tbsp old-fashioned rolled oats, ½ tsp honey, Pinch ground cinnamon, ½ cup ice cubes.

Nutrition: Calories: 134; fat: 1g; carbohydrates: 25g; protein: 8.4g

Hollow Rolls for Glutes, Core & Back Strength (primal reset & warm up)

Sep 15, 2016 - 0 comments

Hollow Rolls for Glutes, Core & Back Strength (primal reset & warm up)