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Simple Ways to Relieve Morning Sickness

Use these calming, soothing, anti-nausea strategies to settle your stomach when it feels like it’s riding a rollercoaster.
1. Have a Cup of Tea

Nothing beats morning sickness like a cup of ginger tea. Use a ginger tea bag, available from health food shops and supermarkets, or add 1⁄2 teaspoon grated root ginger to 1 cup very hot water, leave to infuse for 5 minutes, strain and sip. Herbal teas made with camomile, lemon balm and peppermint are also known to reduce nausea. Use 1–2 teaspoons of the dried herb per cup of hot water. However, avoid peppermint tea if you have heartburn.
2. Drink Ginger Ale

Drink flat, room-temperature ginger ale. Although no one knows why (there’s not enough ginger in shop-bought ginger ale to have an effect), it settles morning sickness. Don’t drink ginger ale with fizz, though. The bubbles promote the production of more stomach acid, which is just what you don’t need.
3. Put Pressure on Your Wrists

Use your fingers to apply pressure to your wrists. Turn your arm over, forearm up. Locate the point about 1 1/2 inches away from the base of your hand, dead centre between the ligaments. Press this point with your thumb while you count slowly to ten. Repeat three to five times, or until the nausea subsides.
4. Take Vitamin B Supplements

In studies, women who took 25 milligrams of vitamin B6 three times a day (a total of 75 milligrams per day) for three days reduced nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy. As with other vitamins, if you’re pregnant, don’t take B6 without your doctor’s consent.
5. Get Plenty of Fluids

Water is the best medicine. Amazing as it seems, women who drink a glass of water every hour have a lot less morning sickness. Also, drink a glass of water every time you get up in the night to go to the toilet. This helps to ensure you start your day feeling as good as you can.

Check the water in the toilet before you flush. If you are drinking enough water, your urine should be almost clear. If it’s dark, sinks to the bottom or has an extra-strong smell, you need to drink more.
6. Keep Cool

If nothing wants to stay down, treat yourself to a frozen-fruit iceblock. It helps to replace sugars lost through vomiting, and since an iceblock is made with, primarily, frozen water, it also helps to keep you hydrated.

Informations About Aerobic Exercise

Decades of research have made two things clear: Every bit of cardiovascular activity helps — even in spurts as short as 10 minutes — and more is almost always better.

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Where experts are divided is on how to communicate the second message without discouraging people who are still struggling with the first.

And there are a lot of people struggling: Only a third of Canadians undertake the recommended minimum of 30 minutes of moderate exercise, four times a week — even though doing just a bit of activity reduces the risk of dying from heart disease and related conditions by a whopping 30 percent.

But what happens if you do more exercise than the government guidelines recommend? Paul Williams, a researcher in the Life Sciences Division at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California, has been following a cohort of 120,000 runners since 1991, and has uncovered a pronounced “dose–response” relationship between aerobic activity and health: The more you do, and the more intensely you do it, the more benefits you reap.

The risk of everything from such big killers as diabetes, stroke and heart attack to less common conditions like glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration can be reduced by as much as 70 percent when you exceed the standard exercise guidelines.

So when it comes to cardio, the very first steps are the most important of all. Just don’t stop there.

More Informations About 3 Numbers for a Longer Life

You know being active helps you live longer. If you need more incentive, then look at the recent numbers showing the effect exercise has on your well-being.
Several 30-year studies were completed in 2009 and the numbers are showing how being active and drinking water instead of soda can add to your longevity

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33 Percent
That’s how much a moderately fit woman can cut her risk of dying of breast cancer, according to a three-decade study from the University of South Carolina. Women with the highest fitness levels halved their cancer risk. Getting moderately fit can be as simple as completing a daily half-hour walk. Exercising vigorously for the same amount of time will yield even higher fitness.

32 Percent
That’s the amount that men in a 35-year study at Sweden’s Uppsala University cut their risk of dying early if they were very physically active. Three hours of sports or heavy gardening a week was enough to do the trick.

3.5 Kilograms
That’s what you can lose in six months without any exercise simply by cutting back on soda or fruit-drinks. Researchers at John Hopkins University found that cutting out just one single serving make the body more efficient at reducing calories. Your body doesn’t seem to register liquid calories as accurately as those from solid foods, says lead author Benjamin Caballero, MD. Reducing sugary beverages gives you a significant payoff

Best Foods to Prevent Ulcers

Before you reach for a glass of milk to soothe your ulcer pain, consider this: Much of what we used to “know” about ulcers has been proven wrong. Most ulcers aren’t caused directly by stress but by the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, which is why ulcers today are often treated with antibiotics along with an acid suppressor. Find out which foods can aid in healing and preventing ulcers.

1. Honey is a food that can help prevent ulcers

Modern medicine has finally caught on to a folk remedy that’s been used for centuries. Because honey fights bacteria, hospitals and clinics sometimes apply it to burns and other open wounds. For the same reason that it can help heal a skin ulcer, honey may help thwart H. pylori. Researchers from New Zealand tested honey made from the nectar of the Manuka flower on bacteria from biopsies of gastric ulcers and found that the honey inhibited bacterial growth. Other researchers have been successful in using other types of honey to halt the growth of H. pylori. Recommended dose: The research on honey is young, so a specific recommendation has yet to be made. Start by taking a tablespoon of raw, unprocessed honey in the morning and at night to calm a fiery belly. Spread it on toast or a cracker to keep it in the stomach longer. Because H. pylori is slow growing, be sure to keep up your honey regimen until ulcer symptoms are long gone.

2. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale can help prevent ulcers

These cruciferous vegetables all contain sulforaphane, a compound that appears to squelch H. pylori. In one study, after patients who tested positive for the bacteria ate a half cup of broccoli sprouts twice daily for seven days, 78 per cent tested negative for the bacteria. Other studies, on mice, have shown that sulforaphane extracts can successfully destroy the bacteria in the mice’s digestive tracts. Recommended dose: We’ll have to wait for studies to show just how much broccoli you would have to eat to help cure ulcers. Until then, consider eating a cup a day of broccoli, raw or cooked, or broccoli sprouts. Not only will the broccoli begin to battle your ulcer, but it will also provide more than a day’s worth of vitamin C and a generous amount of fibre: two more allies in the fight against ulcers.

3. Cabbage can help prevent ulcers

Scientists think that it may be the amino acid glutamine that gives cabbage its anti-ulcer punch. Glutamine helps to fortify the mucosal lining of the gut and to improve blood flow to the stomach, meaning it not only helps prevent ulcers but can also speed healing of existing sores. Recommended dose: Eat 2 cups of raw cabbage daily. Add it to salads, coleslaw, and wraps. You can also drink raw cabbage juice, sold in health food stores. Drink a quart a day for three weeks if—you can stand it!

4. Yogurt with active cultures can help prevent ulcers

Foods like yogurt and kefir (fermented milk) contain “good bacteria” that can inhibit H. pylori and may help ulcers heal faster. In one large study in Sweden, people who ate fermented milk products like yogurt at least three times a week were much less likely to have ulcers than people who ate yogurt less often. Recommended dose: Have a cup of yogurt, kefir, or another fermented milk product with live, active cultures at least once a day. Avoid sweetened varieties, which are less effective.

5. Plantain can help prevent ulcers

This large, green, banana-like fruit is starchy and sticky in texture. It helps to soothe inflamed and irritated mucous membranes and has some antibacterial properties to boot. Studies on rats with ulcers caused by daily aspirin use have shown that unripe green plantain can both prevent the formation of ulcers and help to heal them. Plantain works its magic best when it’s unripe. Recommended dose: Until human studies determine the amount that might help, use the fruit as they do in Latin America, where green plantain is eaten boiled like a potato. Avoid fried plantain, as the fat can aggravate ulcers.