Health problems

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

Boosting Immunity

Reduce the most common risks of diseases!

  • Smoking
  • 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

Antiviral herbs

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.
Artichoke  Cholesterol lowering.
Avocado  Cholesterol lowering.
Banana  Cholesterol lowering.
Barley  Fiber for regulating, lowering cholesterol and protecting the intestine.
Beef fat  Cholesterol raising.
Blackberry  Cholesterol lowering.
Blueberry  Cholesterol lowering.
Bottled pumpkin  Cholesterol lowering.
Cabbage, kale, asparagus, sprout, white cabbage, cauliflower, etc.  Soluble fiber, lowers blood cholesterol.
Carrot  Cholesterol lowering.
Celery  Cholesterol and antihypertensive.
Celery and its seeds  Cholesterol lowering benefits.
Chicory  Cholesterol lowering.
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.
Cranberry  Cholesterol lowering.
Eggplant  Cholesterol lowering.
Endive  Cholesterol lowering.
Fenugreek  Cholesterol lowering.
Garlic and other onions  Cholesterol and antihypertensive.
Ginger  Cholesterol lowering.
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,
Mayonnaise  Cholesterol.
Milk fatty  Increases in blood cholesterol.
Nutmeg  Cholesterol lowering.
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.
Paprika  Cholesterol lowering.
Peas  Keeping cholesterol levels under control helps in lowering cholesterol. Pectin fiber helps lower blood cholesterol, fat.
Pepper  Cholesterol lowering.
Plums  Fiber for regulation, low cholesterol and bowel protection.
Pomegranate  Cholesterol-lowering.
Pumpkin seeds  Phytosterols lower cholesterol.
Rhubarb  Cholesterol-lowering.
Rice  Lower cholesterol.
Roe  Cholesterol.
Safflower  Cholesterol lowering.
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.
Tea  Cholesterol lowering.
Tempeh  Beneficial effects on blood cholesterol and platelet levels.
Tomato  A diet rich in tomatoes will significantly improve your cholesterol profile.
Turmeric  Cholesterol lowering.
Turmeric  Lowers cholesterol.
Walnuts  Improves cholesterol profile in people with diabetes 2.
Watermelon  Cholesterol lowering.
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;
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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;

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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.