The Health Benefits of Honey

The Health Benefits of Honey

Honey can be classified as a food or medicine. This classification was due to its richness in health benefits. As food, it contains nutrients that are high in several health benefits while as a medicine, honey contains rich plant compounds which makes it potent in treating many medical conditions. Honey has been around and is one of the oldest known sweeteners on earth, and you can reap incredible benefits from swapping sugar with it. The production process of honey plays a vital role in the beneficial nature of the sweetener. Honey is made from nectar from bees, and this nectar contains hundreds of healthy compounds which are found in honey.

 

 

Due to its many health benefits, honey has been an integral element of some traditional medicines, and not only in conventional medications, but the element is making a breakthrough in modern medicine with researchers finding its benefits as it relates to modern science. Honey is an instrumental and versatile element that can be consumed with ease. It can be absorbed directly on its own and can also be taken mixed with other food. The taste and health benefits of honey have made the element famous among many cultures in the world. Below are some of the essential health benefits of honey.

Honey decreases the effects of ulcer

It is shown by different studies that honey is effective in reducing the impacts of ulcers and other forms of disorder as related to bacterial gastroenteritis.

Fight against heart disease and

Honey is rich in antioxidants and flavonoids. These compounds are effective in reducing the risk factor of heart disease and cancer. Consuming more honey by people treating these medical conditions may benefit their health and aid their recovering.

Decreases throat irritation caused by a cough

Buckwheat honey helps in relieving cough. These findings were backed by a study that found out that a dose of this type of honey is as efficient as a single dose of dextromethorphan in treating nocturnal cough.

Help in lowering blood pressure

People treating high blood pressure can benefit immensely from the regular consumption of honey, this is because the antioxidant composition of the element help in reducing the effects of blood pressure.

Hastens wound and burns healing

The health benefits of honey are not restricted internally, but the external application of the element on wounds and injuries enhances the healing process. The antibacterial nature of honey with the drying effect possessed by sugar gives honey the high healing powers of the element.

Improves the immune system

Honey is of different types. The intake of Manuka honey enhances the release of immune cells

Help in regulation of blood sugar

Honey contains simple sugar but, it’s different from artificial sweeteners or white sugar. The fructose and glucose contained in the element assist the body in regulating the levels of blood sugar.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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Understanding the Epiretinal Membranes

Understanding the Epiretinal Membranes

As humans grow old, there are certain illnesses that they are often prone to, and one of them is the epiretinal membrane. Epiretinal membranes also called (ERMs) is suffered by at least 2 percent of old people over the age of 50 while those over 75 years are up to 20 percent. However, this is a condition that doesn’t require treatment but, they are to be watched.

 

 

Epiretinal membranes often affect both eyes, though the severity and symptoms of both eyes differ, though the symptoms are mild. In most instance, epiretinal membranes may lead to vision distortion and ultimately vision loss. The medical condition does not have much of a treating process; presently, there is only one treatment available which is a surgical process which known as vitrectomy.

Epiretinal membranes are transparent, thin layer of fibrous tissue that creates a film on the internal area of the retina. The situation becomes something of a concern when it affects the portion of the retina that is responsible for seeing. Vision becomes distorted and blurred making it difficult to see fine details such as recognizing faces and when reading. The situation can be rectified with an unadjusted pair of binoculars. The severity of the condition begins without any proper notice and continuous if not watched till maybe when vision is lost entirely.

An individual without the risk of epiretinal membranes could also develop the condition, even having a high-risk factors does not usually mean they will develop the disease in both eyes or one eye. However, if an individual has ERMs, there is a high possibility of developing it on the second eye. Certain circumstances increase the chances of developing epiretinal membranes, besides age, some eye conditions can raise the risk; one of such conditions is injuries or trauma to the eye.

Cataract surgical operations can lead to higher risk of epiretinal membranes and retinal detachment or tear. Retinal detachment or crack is a condition where there is a break in the retina this is for a tear while when there is a pull of the retina from the back of the eye is known as detachment. A condition known as retinal vascular diseases is a medical situation that affects the blood vessels in the eyes, and people with diabetes often suffer this condition.

Certain medical conditions such as diabetic retinopathy can result to epiretinal membranes, which mean that avoiding such situations can go a long way to prevent the development of ERMs. Diabetic retinopathy is a condition that is prone to people with diabetes, so managing such a situation will also do well in protecting against the epiretinal membrane. Besides these circumstances, there are no way or ways of preventing the development of epiretinal membranes in older people.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

 

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

 

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How to Avoid Chronic Disease

How to Avoid Chronic Disease

The cost of treating chronic diseases are high and is increasing continually. The cost of taking care of such medication conditions places financial, emotional as well as a social burden on the individual with the condition and close relatives as well as the society at large. Conditions such as stroke, arthritis, cancer, heart disease, COPD, diabetes, and obesity are the prevalent chronic conditions that plague the human population, and they contribute to the highest number of death in the world. This calls for concern because the number of death caused by these conditions are increasing and as such, steps should be taken to avert the occurrence of any of the diseases.

 

 

If you want to enjoy good health in the later stages of your life, then preventing chronic diseases is paramount and the trick is to eat healthy meals and remain physically active. For people that have experienced any chronic illness at their younger age, they can avoid the severe effects in their old age by managing the condition well before it becomes a big issue as they age on.

Engage in regular Exercise

Engaging in interval exercise will produce significant benefit primarily to individuals with heart disease. Exercise benefits all body health by strengthening your muscles, lowering your blood sugar level as well as control the severity and frequency of asthma attacks. Partaking in physical activities will help in boosting your energy as well as aid in weight control. It reduces pains and reduces the stiffness of the joints.

Prevent Chemical Contact

Exposing the body to certain harmful chemicals increasing the chances of developing any of the known chronic conditions. Minimising the rate at which the body and internal organs are exposed to these deadly chemicals will help in preventing the occurrences of these diseases. Some of the well-known everyday substances that are harmful to health include carcinogens and heterocyclic amines. Carcinogens and some other chemicals that disrupt hormones that are found in water should be avoided by ensuring that the water you drink is filtered. Most of the processed foods people consume contain heterocyclic amine a chemical that causes cancer. The chemical forms in seared meats and as such eating charred, well-done and processed meats exposes you to the adverse effects of the substance.

Avoid Junk Food

Another vital thing that people should avoid if they want to live healthy without having to pay the cost of maintaining a chronic disease when they are old is avoiding junk foods. Junk foods are particularly dangerous to health because they don’t contain many nutrients and they are dense in calorie. Junk foods cause an increase in insulin levels, and they contribute to high blood pressure due to their high sodium composition. They are also responsible for obesity and causes kidney, heart and liver diseases.

Maintaining healthy brain and getting plenty of sleep will also contribute toward preventing the development of chronic disease. Avoid actions the harm your bone such as excessive alcohol intake, smoking as well as colas drinking. Avoid stress or learn how to cope with it by controlling things that upset your mental balance.

If followed carefully, these tips and many others can help in living a healthy life in the later stages of your life as well as prevent the development of any form of chronic disease.

It’s never too late, before addressing any issue related to your smile, gums, teeth, and other oral or in general health issues, consult with Dr. Jean-Jacques Edderai. A dental prophylaxis or cleaning as previously mentioned including our check-up every three to four months will allow Dr. Edderai to keep a watchful eye on your oral health and prevent cavities or minor problem before they start. For answers to some of the most commonly asked questions, visit my FAQ page at https://www.northmiamibeachdentist.com/faqs/.

Remember the best advice from your Dentist “Unaddressed issues will never get resolved by themselves”.

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