Reduce both public and private healthcare and social costs!
Links to solutions / treatments from service and product providers are welcome! There is a wealth of health information available online, here we could be focusing on preventive and health-promoting therapies. Information on new research findings and treatments could also be gathered. Of course, links to good health information sources and services could be provided centrally if they are provided by the actors. Suggest links!
Practicing natural therapy to support health
Reduce the most common risks of diseases!
- Use of alcohol
- Nutritional choices. Importance of nutrient intake.
- Lack of exercise, irregularity
- There are no specific vaccinations
- Too much sun without proper protection
- Overweight or obesity
- High blood pressure
- High blood cholesterol
- High blood sugar
- Age, sex
- Demographic groups, occupation, income, social status
- Poor hygiene, microbes
- Risks at work, irregular working hours
- Air pollution and exposure to other toxins
- Genetic factors
- Insufficient sleep, irregular sleep times
Plants with anti-cancer properties and parts of which are used as food or seasoning
Foods and spices affecting cholesterol levels
Copyright Veikko J. Pyhtilä, April 28, 2018, compiled from several sources.
|Almonds||Lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.|
|Arrow root||Cholesterol lowering.|
|Barley||Fiber for regulating, lowering cholesterol and protecting the intestine.|
|Beef fat||Cholesterol raising.|
|Bottled pumpkin||Cholesterol lowering.|
|Cabbage, kale, asparagus, sprout, white cabbage, cauliflower, etc.||Soluble fiber, lowers blood cholesterol.|
|Celery||Cholesterol and antihypertensive.|
|Celery and its seeds||Cholesterol lowering benefits.|
|Cinnamon||Cholesterol lowering benefits.|
|Cocoa||Anti-oxidant for low cholesterol LDL.|
|Coffee||Blood cholesterol raising.|
|Cold sausage, beef||Cholesterol raising.|
|Coriander seeds||Control and protection of blood sugar and cholesterol from free radicals.|
|Garlic and other onions||Cholesterol and antihypertensive.|
|Gooseberry||Soluble fiber, lowers blood cholesterol.|
|Grape||Pterostilbene, another antioxidant in grapes with the highest antioxidant effect that can lower cholesterol.|
|Grapefruit||Lower cholesterol, pectin fiber helps slower blood cholesterol, fat levels.|
|Honey||Helping healthy individuals and those with high cholesterol and diabetes 2.|
|Kidney beans and beans in general||Cholesterol lowering.|
|Linseed||Comparable to the cholesterol-lowering benefits of statin drugs. Oil lowers blood pressure in men with high cholesterol.|
|Mandarin, clementine, satsuma||Soluble fiber, blood cholesterol lowering,|
|Milk fatty||Increases in blood cholesterol.|
|Oat bran||Keep your cholesterol levels under control.|
|Oats||Lower cholesterol levels|
|Olive Oil||Polyphenols, not fats, the reason for the benefits of olive oil, especially high cholesterol, for heart protection, for better blood sugar control, but don’t overdo it.|
|Onions||Low blood cholesterol.|
|Orange||Orange and its shell compounds can lower cholesterol as effectively as statin drugs. Pectin fiber helps lower blood cholesterol, fat levels.|
|Peas||Keeping cholesterol levels under control helps in lowering cholesterol. Pectin fiber helps lower blood cholesterol, fat.|
|Plums||Fiber for regulation, low cholesterol and bowel protection.|
|Pumpkin seeds||Phytosterols lower cholesterol.|
|Sesame seeds||Phytosterols lower cholesterol.|
|Soybeans||Lower high cholesterol. It also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol in men. Promotes bigger, less harmless LDL cholesterol. Beneficial effects on blood cholesterol and platelet levels. Increased production of nitric oxide in the blood expands blood vessels and prevents cholesterol free radical damage and white blood cells from sticking to the walls of blood vessels, which are important steps in the development of vascular plaque.|
|Spice saffron||Cholesterol lowering.|
|Sunflower seeds||Phytosterols lower cholesterol.|
|Tempeh||Beneficial effects on blood cholesterol and platelet levels.|
|Tomato||A diet rich in tomatoes will significantly improve your cholesterol profile.|
|Walnuts||Improves cholesterol profile in people with diabetes 2.|
|Whole egg||Cholesterol, but digestion breaks down, improves your cholesterol profile. Protects vision without raising cholesterol.|
|Yogurt||Lower LDL cholesterol levels and raise HDL (good quality) cholesterol levels|
Anti-hypertensive foods and spices
Copyright Veikko J. Pyhtilä, April 28, 2018, compiled from several sources.
Asparagus; Avocado; Banana; Basil; Blackcurrant; Borage; Carrot; Celery; Cinnamon; Cocoa; Coffee; Coriander; Corn; Dandelion.; Dill; Eggplant; Fenugreek; Garlic; Ginger; Grapes; Guava; Horseradish; Kidney bean; Mango; Nettle; Oats; Onion; Orange; Papaya; Parsley; Pepper; Potato; Raccoon; Raspberry; Rhubarb; Rosemary; Sage; Sesame; Soy bean; Spice pepper; Spice saffron; Stevia; Strawberry; Tea; Thyme; Tomato; Turmeric; Walnut; Watermelon;
You will find more solutions to these and other health problems.
Foods and spices with lots of antioxidants
Copyright Veikko J. Pyhtilä, April 28, 2018, compiled programmatically from the ORAC values of foods. Source USDA Nutrient Database, 2013.
Oxygen Absorption Capacity = ORAC measures the degree of oxidation control induced by peroxy radicals of the compounds of interest. It measures values in Trolox equivalents (TE) and includes both the control time and the control intensity. The assay has been used to measure the antioxidant activity of foods. The development of several chronic and degenerative diseases, such as cancer, heart disease, neuronal degeneration (including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease), is due in part to oxidative stress. Aging is also accelerated by oxidative stress. Although there are several systems in the body that eliminate free radicals, they are not 100% effective. A diet high in fruits, berries, vegetables is considered a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants include: Vitamin C and E (and its isomers), selenium, carotenoids, isoflavones, flavonoids and proanthocyanides. Food antioxidant is a substance that significantly reduces the adverse effects of reactive oxygen and nitrogen. Primary antioxidants delay or inhibit the onset of oxidation, while secondary antioxidants retard oxidation by removing substrate or quenching free oxygen radicals. Although originally applied to lipid oxidation, the definition is now extended to proteins, DNA, carbohydrates, and includes all repair systems that may not have antioxidant activity.
Other foods also contain antioxidants, but the next ones are the ones with the most antioxidants, according to experiments.
Alfalfa; Allspice; Almonds; Apple; Apricot; Artichoke; Artichoke; Asparagus; Basil; Beans; Beetroot; Beetroot leaves; Black pepper; Blackberries; Blackcurrant; Blueberries; Brazil nuts; Broccoli; Cashew nuts; Cauliflower; Cayenne pepper; Cherries; Chilli pepper; Chives; Cilantro leaves; Clove; Cowberry; Cowpea; Cranberry; Cumin; Curry powder; Dates; Dill; Elderberries; Figs.; Garlic; Ginger; Gooseberry; Grapefruit; Grapefruit and juice; Green tea; Guava; Hazelnut; Lemon; Lentils; Lettuce; Lettuce; Macadamia nuts; Mandarin; Mixed bread; Mustard seeds; Nutmeg; Onions; Orange; Oregano; Parsley; Peach; Peanuts; Pecans; Pepper; Peppermint; Peppers; Pistachio nuts; Plums; Pomegranate and juice; Potatoes; Pumpkin; Radish; Radish seeds; Raisins; Raspberry; Raspberry; Red cabbage; Rice bran; Rosemary; Sage; Soybeans; Spinach; Strawberry; Sweet potato; Tangerine; Tea; Thyme; Turmeric; Walnuts; White pepper; Whole grain bread;
For health problems and solutions, the list could be continued in subpages
Causes: Heart failure, increase in venous pressure, renal dysfunction, inflammatory rheumatic disorders, venous insufficiency, circulatory problems, long sitting and standing, flight travel, fluid imbalance, hormonal, fluid retention space between cells, dilation of veins, valve mechanism degeneration, blood clot, decrease in protein or sodium in the blood reduces osmotic pressure in the blood and causes fluid to escape to tissues, liver or kidney disease, drugs such as anti-lime blockers used to treat blood pressure, lymphatic vessels are underdeveloped or lost due to disease or treatment, obesity, pregnancy, menstruation, salt, alcohol, side effects of medicines.
Solutions: Avoid sitting limb on other limb and tight clothing around groin to prevent venous return flow, exercise, gymnastics, walking, heel walking, walking on foot massage platform, foot balls walking, posture care, compression stockings, special footwear, cleansing of the feet and legs, daily skin cream for tired feet, cream to revitalize surface blood circulation and refresh tired feet, gels, tablets. Remove or replace any medication that causes this kind of side effect.
Sleep Disorders, Insomnia
Causes: Psyche, physical illness, pain, inappropriate pillow and mattress, too much light no blinding or dark curtains in the window, air conditioning, diet, exercise, worries, many undone tasks in mind, rhythm between rest and work, habit.
Solutions: Some supplements, a proper diet and meal rhythm and work-rest variations, proper exercise timing, a good pillow and mattress, removing worries, pain relief, health care, etc.