What is inflammation?
Inflammation can be defined as the body’s reaction to any kind of irritation, infection or injury. It is the body’s defensive response to protect itself against harmful conditions. Yes, inflammation is good; however, it sometimes happens more than the body requires hence triggering serious medical conditions.
Excess inflammation may lead to medical conditions such as;
For this reason, it is advisable for that any patient experiencing discomfort caused by inflammation to consult a doctor immediately and get proper treatment. Some of the medications that the patient may be prescribed include anti-inflammatory drugs, anti inflammatory herbs and food. Read the rest of this entry »
The best coffee in the world is grown in a tropical climate high above sea level. Note that there are a lot of factors that affect the taste regarding the perfect coffee and its aroma. If you are a coffee drinker you will taste the difference in quality between the products.
The following elements result in quality coffee.
– The soil (which the tree is grown in and the richness)
– The type of tree
– The climate (should be sunny but needs regular rain as well)
– The processing (the way the cherries are being handled after they have been picked)
Coffee is so popular and loved by almost everyone, therefore it is being grown in over 50 countries worldwide. Read the rest of this entry »
The Avocado is normally referred to as “Alligator Pear” due to its shape and the leather like appearance. It is one of the healthiest foods due to the fact that it stores a lot of essential nutrients. It contains vitamins A, C, B, K and E, magnesium, potassium, iron, copper and phosphorus. Even though it has some fats, it is not harmful to the body. Moreover, it has proteins, fiber and phytochemicals which normally improve digestion. Here are some of the avocado health benefits:
1.It Lowers The Cholesterol Levels In The Body
Many people associate the fats that are present in the avocado as substance that is detrimental but that is not the case. The fats present in avocado which is normally referred to as beta-sitosterol have been proven that it significantly reduces the cholesterol levels in the body. It is very important to know that it is the bad fats in the body that causes overweight and not the good fats. Read the rest of this entry »
Before we answer the question whether sinus infections are contagious or not, its imperative we look at what a sinus infection really is. Technically, a sinus infection, also known as sinusitis is not an infection by itself but an inflammation or swelling of tissues that line the sinuses.
Such swelling or inflammation happens when fluid (mucus) fills and blocks the sinuses. Viral infections, such as the common cold can block sinuses and cause them to swell up. Secondary bacterial and fungal infections can cause the swelling as well.
Can You Transmit a Sinus Infection to Others?
If the cause of your sinusitis is a viral infection such as the common cold (in most cases it is), then it’s possible that you may pass the virus to another person. The virus will most likely cause cold to the other person, but not necessarily a sinus infection. Read the rest of this entry »