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Natural Remedies for High Blood Pressure

Approximately 90% of people with high blood pressure have “essential” or “idiopathic” hypertension, for which the cause is poorly understood. The terms “hypertension” and “high blood pressure” as used here refer only to this most common form and not to pregnancy-induced hypertension or hypertension clearly linked to a known cause, such as Cushing’s syndrome, pheochromocytoma, or kidney disease. Hypertension must always be evaluated by a healthcare professional. Extremely high blood pressure (malignant hypertension) or rapidly worsening hypertension (accelerated hypertension) almost always requires treatment with conventional medicine. People with mild to moderate high blood pressure should work with a doctor before attempting to use the information contained here, as blood pressure requires monitoring and in some cases the use of blood pressure-lowering drugs.

As with conventional drugs, the use of natural substances sometimes controls blood pressure if taken consistently but does not lead to a cure for high blood pressure. Thus, someone whose blood pressure is successfully reduced by weight loss, avoidance of salt, and increased intake of fruits and vegetables would need to maintain these changes permanently in order to retain control of blood pressure. Left untreated, hypertension significantly increases the risk of stroke and heart disease.

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Natural Remedies for Bloating

“Indigestion” refers to any number of gastrointestinal complaints, which can include gas (belching, flatulence, or bloating) and upset stomach. “Heartburn” refers to a burning feeling that can be caused by stomach acid regurgitating into the oesophagus from the stomach, by gastritis (inflammation of the lining of the stomach), or by an ulcer of the stomach or duodenum (also called peptic ulcer). “Low stomach acidity” refers to the inability to produce adequate quantities of stomach acid that will affect digestion and absorption of nutrients.

In some cases, such as lactose intolerance, symptoms of indigestion are due to a specific cause that requires specific treatment. Sometimes symptoms associated with indigestion are caused by diseases unrelated to the gastrointestinal tract. For example, ovarian cancer may cause a sensation of bloating. Anyone with symptoms of indigestion should be properly diagnosed by a healthcare professional before assuming that the information below is applicable to their situation.

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Natural Remedies for Bad Breath

Halitosis is the technical term for bad breath, a condition estimated to affect 50 to 65% of the population.

Up to 90% of cases are thought to originate from sources in the mouth, including poor oral hygiene, periodontal disease, coating on the tongue, impacted food, faulty dental restorations, and throat infections. The remaining 10% are due to systemic disorders, such as peptic ulcer (when associated with infection), lung infections (bad breath can be the first sign in some cases), liver or kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, cancer,10 or even a person’s imagination (healthy individuals sometimes complain of bad breath that cannot be smelled by anyone else and is not linked to any clinical disorder).

In most cases, bad breath in the mouth can be traced to sulphur gases produced by bacteria in the mouth. Factors that support the growth of these bacteria will predispose a person to halitosis. Examples include accumulation of food within pockets around the teeth, among the bumps at the back of the tongue, or in small pockets in the tonsils; sloughed cells from the mouth; and diminished saliva flow. Mucus in the throat or sinuses can also serve as a breeding ground for bacteria. Conditions are most favourable for odour production during the night and between meals.

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Blueberry Twist Smoothie

2 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup pineapple orange juice
1- 8 ounce vanilla yogurt
2 teaspoons sugar or honey

Place everything in a blender. Blend until smooth! Serve immediately. Serves 2.

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Blueberry Smoothie

1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
1/2 cup washed, stemmed blueberries
honey to taste

Place all the ingredients in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth.

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Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie

2 cups chilled fresh or frozen blueberries, slightly thawed
1 cup chilled pineapple-orange juice, or pineapple-orange-strawberry juice
1 8-ounce carton vanilla nonfat yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar

In a blender container, combine all ingredients. Cover and blend for 1 to 2 minutes or until almost smooth. Makes 3 servings.

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Blueberry Buttermilk Smoothie

1 banana, ripe, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
4 ice cubes
1 cup buttermilk

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Natural Remedies for Bacterial Infection

Infection is the result of invasion of the body by micro organisms, including bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Not all micro organisms cause infections in the body, and exposure to a disease-causing micro organism does not always result in symptoms. The immune system plays a large role in determining the body’s ability to fight off infection.

Some examples of infection are common cold/sore throat, influenza, cough, recurrent ear infections, urinary tract infection, yeast infection, athlete’s foot, cold sores, HIV, shingles, and parasites.

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Health Benefits of Green Smoothies That Will Amaze You

Looking for a simple way to adopt a healthier lifestyle and gain more energy?

If you're interested in trying out a raw foods diet if you are trying to increase your healthy eating habits, give green smoothies a try.

Drinking just one green smoothie each day is a great healthy habit you can make for yourself. Green smoothies are easy to make, tasty, and packed full of full of raw nutrition.

Green smoothies are full of nutrients. Your body requires certain nutrients in order to be healthy and thrive. These fresh smoothies are great, because they are packed with nutrients which will help to curb your cravings-- which means you will do less snacking on fattening foods.

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5 Must Have Power Foods for Slimming Smoothies

If you are serious about losing weight, you will find some scrumptious ideas and ingredients through this article. In fact, they are so tasty you can't imagine they are so healthy. Isn't it wonderful to think that something tastes this good and is giving you a lot of health benefits? They say variety is key, and this certainly applies in the case of healthy smoothies for weight loss. Any part of a proper diet is to make sure you have a combination of textures and colors and plenty of fresh, raw and healthy snacks.

Power foods for slimming smoothies can have a rich and creamy texture - so delicious and sweet-tooth quenching that it is hard to believe the health benefits and how it can speed up your metabolism. Particularly if you use scrumptious frozen berries in your healthy smoothie, just blend your ingredients, and you're good to go - weight loss an added advantage!

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