Anyone who has lived in Austria will know that Austrians have some weird and wonderful ‘natural’ remedies for common health complaints, but do they help, or are they just a bunch of old wives’ tales? Health and wellness are big in Austria. Not only is spa culture popular here but many Austrians also tend to opt for herbal or traditional remedies when they come down with a cold, cough or stomach ache. There’s a common perception that these are healthier and safer than over-the-counter medicines. Many remedies have been passed down through generations and you’ll find that some of the “cures” in this list are usually found in the kitchen and not in the medicine cabinet. This reflects the Austrian idea that good health begins with the food you eat. And maybe there’s some truth to this - the average life expectancy in Austria is 81, compared with an EU average of 79. A century ago many of Austria’s Alpine communities lived isolated … [Read more...] about Seven bizarre health tips Austrians swear by
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Obesity is not merely a cosmetic problem, but a severe threat to health and longevity. That old saying, “The longer the belt, the shorter the life,” is entirely accurate. Associated with obesity are diabetes and heart disease among others. This can be confirmed by Googling or Yahooing, “Could Sulfur Deficiency be a Contributing Factor in Obesity, Heart Disease, Alzheimer’s, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?” written by Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a noted scientist at MIT. In order to make this a complete article I’m going to include some of the findings of the first article on the subject of Obesity Prevention. The origins of obesity often lie in early childhood. Statistically, children who are overweight by age 2 turn into fat adults more frequently than their lean playmates as early feeding patterns set the stage for adult obesity. The most common mistake is fattening the child with excess starch and cow’s milk. Most infants receive starchy foods as … [Read more...] about Put an end to people seeing you and saying “fat, fat, the water rat!
Credit: iStock.com/SIphotography Indigestion, or dyspepsia, is a pain or burning sensation felt in your abdomen or upper belly. This article will detail how to get rid of indigestion and the best methods for treating indigestion. We will also explain a number of natural indigestion remedies in the form or foods or herbs. First, let’s further explain indigestion. Dyspepsia is actually a common problem that affects up to 30% of the population. It is also important to note that indigestion is not a disease but rather a symptom of a disorder like peptic ulcer or a gallbladder disease like gallstones or cholecystitis. Pancreatitis Bacterial infections like Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) Gastritis Gastroparesis Thyroid disease Food poisoning Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Hiatal hernia Esophagitis Food allergies or sensitivities Stomach cancer Heart disease Heart attack Angina Certain medications like antibiotics, aspirin, birth control pills, … [Read more...] about How to Get Rid of Indigestion Problems: 12 Effective Foods and Herbs
The reign of the skinny tired, rim-brake equipped, road-race bike as the king of the drop-bar bikes is slipping as more riders are choosing bikes with more concessions to comfort and control like disc brakes and wider tires. Colnago’s new C64 (the latest generation of its top-end, Italian-made carbon frame) won’t reverse the course of current trends, but it does adapt to them, and it is a reminder that a great fast, light, stiff, smooth road racing bike will always be a magical thing.RELATED: The 23 Fastest Bikes at This Year's TourThe C64 is an extensive update (and not a complete redesign) of Colnago’s vaunted C60. Some of the C60’s shortcomings have been addressed, while its best qualities were refined and improved. We took a ride on the rim-brake version: a disc brake version is coming as well (details below).Like its predecessor, this is a high-end exotic you can flog. There’s a sensation of weight, stability and strength to the C64 that few other … [Read more...] about Colnago’s New C64 Is Lighter and More Refined Than Even the Legendary C60
HeartOne of every four female deaths is due to heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for women. That's important to know, says Nakela L. Cook, chief of staff in the Office of the Director at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, "because one in three women already have some evidence of cardiovascular disease." Whatever your age, you can use this advice to lower your risk and keep your heart healthy. 40sFollow a heart-healthy diet. That means a diet low in saturated fat and rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and nuts. "Portion sizes are important, too," Cook says. The heart-healthy DASH diet—which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension—is promoted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute as an effective way to reduce blood pressure and stay at a healthy weight. (Check out these 25 best foods for your heart.)Increase your physical activity. Aim for 30 minutes a day most days of the week, advises Cook. "Even if you do small … [Read more...] about Your Healthiest You 40, 50, 60, And 70+