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Heart – Angina
Symptoms: gripping spasms in the upper chest, usually during exercise – sometimes spreading to the arms, up the neck and the back.
Diagnosed angina by itself does not cause permanent damage but it is cause for worry regarding narrow arteries, which are usually involved.
Help should be requested after the 1st attack or when attacks get more regular, the pain intensifies or appear differently/longer, cold sweat is experience or when it appears during the night of after a heart attack.
Naturopathy: Fat-free diets are the ideal with plenty of raw (lightly steamed) vegetables, fruit, salads, lentils, beans, fibre, and oatmeal porridge (plus oat bran). In addition to the diet alcohol and caffeine intake should be limited and stress kept down. Exercises are a must, but take it easy and watch for discomfort. Acupuncture, osteopathy and chiropractic therapies are all suggested.
Herbal Solutions: Garlic, ginger & oats to bring down cholesterol.
Bach Remedies: Hornbeam (mental exhaustion), elm (too much responsibility), Impatiens (to relax) and White chestnut (sleeplessness).
Weight Loss through Successful Dieting!
A diet in which you eat less but healthier foods and exercise more is the best kind.
Ask yourself why do you need to diet? What do you need to change about your diet and how nutritious a diet should it be? Are you eating for comfort or are your taste buds your greatest enemies? Do you punish yourself for weak moments and then give up a healthy plan?
Answer these questions truthfully to yourself before reading on if you want to successfully loose weight.
To loose weight and keep it off, your dieting mind needs to remember:
Eat less, more frequently and much slower. Chew slowly and count every bite's chewing if you have to. Stop after the decided amount and brush your teeth! A fresh mouth seldom craves as badly.
More frequent small meals are essential for a successful diet and weight loss as it keeps your metabolism healthy. Fibre are filling and keeps our sugar levels consistent while veggies, whole grains and fruits, legumes and ‘thin' meats are great food choices that will give energy the right way.
If you exercise and burn more than your intake, you WILL lose weight! When you reach your ultimate weight and want to simply sustain, you need to balance your burn-off with your intake. As simple as that!
Diets worst matches:
"Fast Diets" slow your metabolism down, making it impossible to keep weight off.
Fat can be via the healthiest foods and still add kerb your diet instead of loosing weight. Fat is the diet's worst enemy and appears in cheeses, mayonnaises, crisps, fried foods and pastries, meats and full-cream dairies.
Sugar and diets isn't a good match. When our insulin spikes too fast, it drops afterwards and that feeling is our enemy, for then you are tired and hungry. Tired and hungry often result in binging.
Laziness and idleness often makes us undisciplined. Stay fit, stay busy and stay focused!
Be realistic. Your diet is a mental shift and until your mind becomes your best weight loss buddy, you will find every step torturous.