Vitamins and minerals are very important for the proper functioning of our body. It is the fourth abundant mineral found in the body. About 60% of the magnesium is found in bone, while the rest are in muscles, soft tissues, and fluids, including blood. It is a cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic actions which regulate many biochemical reactions in the body, like protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and blood pressure regulation.
Ghee has been an integral part of Indian cuisine since time immemorial. Adding a dollop of ghee on top of parathas, adding ghee tadka to curries and making sweets with pure desi ghee, it is an essence of Indian dishes. Ayurveda claims ghee to be beneficial for the whole body. Even most Ayurveda recipes use ghee as one of its popular components. One of the components of Chyawanprash is ghee. The health benefits of ghee are many, but only if taken in moderate amounts.
Are you obsessed with clicking selfies and posting on social media? Be warned! A San Francisco-based physician Dr. Levi Harrison has alerted people about the impending danger selfie wrist caused when people use their phone cameras to take a picture of themselves. Carpel tunnel syndrome, text neck syndrome or eye strain due to our love affair with technology seems to have taken a back seat with the new health condition coined ‘selfie wrist’ by the renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Harrison.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder which occurs when the immune system mistakes normal cells for foreign cells and starts attacking/destroying them. It attacks the lining of the membrane surrounding the joints (synovium) and causes inflammation. Because of the inflammation the synovium thickens the lining and wears away the cartilage and bone, which causes severe pain in the joints.
Do you have any idea about your bone health? You can see your skin and hair and the other visible organs, so you know how healthy they are. Regarding your heart and lungs, you can feel them pulsating and you are breathing without any difficulty, so you can get an idea about these too. But, what about your bones? How do you know if they are doing well?
One of my friend’s mother recently got a knee replacement surgery done and in a few months, she was back to walking and her day-to-day activities. She had been suffering with a non-functional knee for almost two years before she decided to go for a surgery to replace her knee joints for a new artificial joint. Medications, physiotherapy, exercise, topical creams and ointments, injections; she had tried everything to get some relief but the condition had worsened over time. That was when she decided to go for artificial joints. This condition is not uncommon as more and more people are opting for knee replacement surgeries to improve their quality of life.
Our body is composed of different essential minerals and calcium takes the most important place among them all. It is essential for the formation and maintenance of strong bones and teeth. But calcium alone is not enough unless it is sufficed by Vitamin D and Magnesium that supports the optimum absorption of calcium.