Over the Counter drugs Benadryl, Paxil have been found to have definite links to Dementia and can cause many potential side effects to our health . A recent study has found that anticholinergic medications are linked to cognitive impairment and even dementia.
Anticholinergic agent is a substance that function by blocking neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the Central and peripheral nervous system and is used to treat variety of conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders (Gastritis, diarrhea), genitourinary disorders, respiratory disorders etc. Benadryl, Paxil, VESlcare are few names. Some of these medicines are prescribed as sleep aids and even for treating chronic ailments like High Blood pressure, Cardiovascular disease etc.
Studies at Indiana University School of Medicine have found that participants who were taking anticholinergic drugs are found to have lower rate of metabolism and reduced brain sizes, which in long term can affect the brain in ways that might put it into a risk of cognitive impairment and dementia.
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Are you suffering from High Blood pressure, try Cherry Juice. There are several health benefits of Cherries. It is considered as good as medication for treating High Blood pressure. Studies have found that drinking 60ml of cherry concentrate, with water, lower the blood pressure by7% within 3 hours and lowering the risk of stroke and other heart disease.
Taking Blood pressure medication has similar impact as Cherry juice and who wouldn’t opt for a natural healthy way to regulate their high blood pressure. Cherries has a strong effect on blood pressure because of high content of phenolic acids, a naturally occurring antioxidant present in cherries.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you need to make sure not to opt for the wrong and unhealthy breakfast choices. Even the “healthy” options might just be unhealthy. Here are top 5 foods you should avoid having in your breakfast.
1. Fruit Smoothies
If your morning breakfast consists of just a blend of fruits like banana, berries and fruit juice, it’s time you consider adding some nuts, yogurt, milk and seeds. Addition of proteins in these fruit blends will help in slowing down the absorption of sugar in the body, keep you filling and will also boost your energy level and keep it steady.
2. Low-fat / flavored yogurt
Low fat yogurt contains low fat, but at the cost of more sugar or other sweeteners. Having it in your breakfast is not at all healthy. In fact, the added sugar or sweeteners in such yogurt will make you crave for more sugar and make you hungrier. Full fat Yogurt is much better and healthier than low fat version. Flavored yogurts have no real fruit, only chemicals designed to taste like fruit. Add natural yogurts and fresh fruits in your breakfast.
3. Breakfast bars
They might be a convenient option for quick breakfast but what is the benefit of having this kind of breakfast that is not at all healthy. Instead, try grabbing a handful of nuts and some fresh fruits like apple, oranges etc..
4. Fruit Juice
Fruit juice is a concentrated form of sugar and contains such an amount of sugar that is recommended for the entire day. Fruit juice have very low amount of fiber than the fresh fruit itself. Instead of fruit juice, munch on fresh fruit. Fibre rich fruits slow the rate of absorption of sugar by the body.
Avoid granola, if it contains more than 6g of sugar per portion. It is not a healthy form of breakfast, even though the label says “no added sugar” or “natural” or “multi-grain”. If you are thinking of not giving it up, make sure to have sensible portions of it in breakfast or try adding whole grains in your breakfast.
Little known condition known as “Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)” leaves Zackery Collins, a 5 year old boy, unable to enjoy special occasions such as his birthdays or Christmas, without vomiting.
It is a rare disorder which commonly occurs in children, although it can affect adults too. Children with CVS frequently feel sick and vomit for hours or even days, at a time and are recurrent. It can affect a person for months, years or even decades. The cause of CVS has not been determined; there are no diagnostic tests for CVS. Several other medical conditions can mimic the same symptoms, and it is important to rule these out. If all other possible causes have been excluded, a diagnosis of CVS may be appropriate.
Many of us brush our teeth in the wrong way and indeed don’t give our teeth that much attention they deserve, leading to tooth decay, building up of plaque and even gum disease. Researches from Denplan have created the best technique for brushing your pearl whites! Yes your teeth!
All you have to do is brush your teeth by angling the bristles at 45 degrees towards the gum and using circular movements for both sides of your teeth and don’t forget to clean your tongue as well.
Click on this link to check out the video on “ How to Brush properly”.