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In today's world, health, has at last got its deserved place, right up in the forefront. And it comes even more into focus when we grow older as more and more challenges come up. Brought on by our hectic and often indulgent lifestyles as well as the increased pollution in our environment.

At Retyrsmart, our aim is to bring to you viewpoints and counter viewpoints about common and not so common ailments/diseases, their management, their prevention etc. And therapies and alternative therapies. And thoughts on non-medical responses like Yoga, meditation etc. And more.

In this section you will find articles and blogs regarding Health published on our site since the beginning.

Healthy Reading !!

Team Retyrsmart.


    Ashwagandha - The Indian Ginseng!

    Ashwagandha is one of the most powerful Ayurvedic herbs and is commonly known as the Indian ginseng. Ashwagandha can be loosely translated to mean the 'strength of ten horses'. It can be used to treat a number of diseases, relieve stress and fatigue, helps heal injuries and may also be used as an aphrodisiac and can help prevent male infertility. Given its versatility this is one herb worth exploring as we get on in years.. .... ..... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Coconut Water - 9 Good Reasons To Start Drinking It Today!

    Tender coconut water. Feels so refreshing on a warm day. But it's a lot more than a refreshing drink. There are numerous benefits of coconut water as listed out in the article below. Reading them might give you more than one reason to have tender coconut water for more than being a refreshing drink.. .... ..... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Natural cures for insomnia that actually work

    It's been another sleepless night and now you're miserable. After all, you've tried all the natural insomnia cures you can think of and yet nothing seems to work. Just because you haven't yet found a way to cure your insomnia without medication that doesn't mean you never will. The article below lists out a few natural sleep remedies that you will find easy to follow.. .... ..... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Hungry all the time? Here are some medical reasons for that

    Just because you're hungry doesn't mean your body needs those calories. The article below explores the medical conditions that may explain why you're hungry all the time.. ........... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Fight Inflammation and Pain with Foods

    Some of the best healing remedies to overcome inflammation also taste fabulous (Can’t say that about any prescription medications). Plus, foods won’t cause the nasty side effects common to most pain medications. That’s the premise of this article which lists out such tasty yet effective foods to fight inflammation and pain.. ........... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Sleep Apnea - 7ways to treat it

    Not sleeping well ? Waking up tired ? Heavy snoring ? Its possible you may have sleep apnea. This article helps you understand sleep apnea better and the possible lines of treatment. ........... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    5 exercises to improve vision and relieve eye strain

    Do you suffer from eye fatigue and blurry vision? It could be caused by the constant use of smartphones. How do we mitigate the problem? The article below sets out 5 exercises that can protect you from eyesight problems and improve your vision. Try it out and see if it works for you........... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Magnesium And Your Body - Understanding how it works

    We all know about magnesium as a mineral, but what most individuals do not know is the fact that it is a very important mineral for our bodily health. Magnesium is involved with more or less 300 complex metabolic processes in our body, thus earning the title of 'master mineral'. This what we can understand from the article below. Get to know more about magnesium and you.......... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Food, fitness and health in your 60s and beyond

    Over 60? Discovery Vitality shares an article here that encourages youthfulness through a holistic approach to your wellbeing no matter what your age is. Here's your guide to managing your diet, exercise and health......... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    10 foods to keep your liver healthy, naturally

    Your liver is your largest internal organ, performing more than 500 functions in your body. It is therefore vitally important that you consume the right foods to maintain a healthy liver. The article below makes a case for consuming these foods as a healthy way to keep your liver functioning at its best, naturally. ......... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    10 Iodine Deficiency Symptoms to Watch out For

    Iodine deficiency is a creeping problem worldwide. Many people today aren’t getting enough iodine for many reasons. It’s partly due to the production and quality of food as well as misperceptions about iodine. So if you have any of the iodine deficiency symptoms mentioned in the article below, you should talk to your doctor about getting tested......... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    10 Reasons You Keep Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

    When a bad dream isn't to blame, consider one of these less obvious reasons you can't sleep through the night. Its quite a nuisance when sleep gets broken at night, especially as you get older because it keeps getting more and more difficult to go back to sleep. Just check if any of these could be the reason you are waking up in the middle of the night........ .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Foods that help purify blood naturally

    Your blood is responsible for a lot of things; ranging from transporting oxygen, hormones, sugar, fats and cells to your immune system to cleansing your body system and further keep it moving. This article helps you understand why its important to purify your blood routinely and how to do it with natural foods........ .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Best home remedies for acidity and heartburn

    Acidity or acid reflux is a familiar digestive complaint that most of us choose to ignore unless it causes a lot of pain or discomfort. Some of its most common symptoms are heartburn or a burning pain and regurgitation or bitter-tasting acid in your throat or mouth, bloating, hiccups, weight loss without reason and nausea........ .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    8 healthy seeds to include in your everyday diet plan

    The article below sets out some of the health benefits offered by seeds in our diet. Specifically 8 seeds are discussed and how it could work for you....... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Foods to keep your kidneys healthy

    Kidneys help remove extra water and toxins from the blood. But sadly, most of us take these vital organs for granted, leading to many cases of kidney disease. This article tells you about foods that could help keep your kidneys in better shape...... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Top Healthy-Eating Secrets From Nutritionists (Part 2)

    Here is a buffet of healthy eating tips, or secrets maybe, revealed by nutritionists. Choose the ones that most appeal to you and which you find relevant. This is the concluding part of the two-part article..... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Top Healthy-Eating Secrets From Nutritionists (Part 1)

    Here is a buffet of healthy eating tips, or secrets maybe, revealed by nutritionists. Choose the ones that most appeal to you and which you find relevant. This is part 1 of a two-part article.... .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Tasty but healthy almond and walnut recipes

    Almonds and walnuts are healthy nuts and a number of us have handful every day. But there may be more interesting ways to consume the nuts feel two celebrity chefs. Check out the recipes in the article below which is based on almonds and walnuts.. .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Want to control diabetes the natural way? Here’s how

    Controlling diabetes, the natural way. Must be quite the dream for most who are suffering from this lifestyle disease. The article below gives us 10 ways, all natural, to keep a check on this common but challenging disease. Best wishes if you do choose to go the natural way. .... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    10 Conditions Turmeric Helps Fight

    Today, heart attacks are on the rise everywhere. Blame the modern lifestyle, hectic work schedule or just the destiny. The signs of a heart attack go unnoticed by most of the people making it a regretful event. But, by keeping track on certain signs you can easily know if you are about to get a heart attack and rush with the medication ASAP! Check out what the signs are in the article below.... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Don't ignore these signs. It could be a heart attack coming

    This quite low-profile spice or condiment seems to have many health boosting qualities. Especially in the areas of cancer prevention, pain alleviation, memory boosting etc. Seems like a good spice to bring into your diet on a regular basis..... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Packed with health benefits and nutrition, here are some facts about Sweet Potato

    Sweet potato or Shakarkand as its popularly known as in India, seems to be a nutritionally powerful tuber. A cousin of the omnipresent potato, it packs in a lot more nutrition than the potato but with less of the negatives associated with the potato. So go get some of these healthy, cheap and easily available nutrition bombs.... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    What a Vitamin E Deficiency Means? Good Food Sources of Vitamin E

    Vitamin E is important for our body. Deficiency of Vitamin E may be the cause of a number of ailments. The article below will help you recognise the symptoms of such a deficiency as well help you understand foods that are a good source of Vitamin E... . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Importance of Vitamin C and symptoms of deficiency

    Bleeding gums, splitting hair and nose bleeds are all lesser-known symptoms of a Vitamin C deficiency. In the article below experts tell you about its benefits, how it helps in weight loss, and how to identify the symptoms of a Vitamin C deficiency.. . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    7 Things Your Hands Can Say About Your Health

    Like they say the face is the index of the mind, your hands could very well be the index of your health. The article below explores the signs to look for in your hands that may hold some clues your state of well-being. . . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Foods with more Vitamin C than Orange ? Check these out

    When you think of vitamin C, your mind probably goes immediately to oranges. But there are actually a multitude of other fruits and vegetables that clock in a much more remarkable amount.

    While the average orange carries a solid 70 mg or so of vitamin C per piece of fruit (just over the recommended daily value of 60 mg), every single one of the other 12 on this list contains more per serving. . .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Here’s why your leg cramps while you sleep – and how to treat it

    Have you come awake with a feeling of stiffness in your leg. Most of us would have at some point or another. If you have wondered what it could be, here’s some information that would help you understand that feeling better. .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    What you need to know about Hypertension

    There are more people with hypertension than gets reported as many don’t know that they suffer from hypertension, as it gets picked up often only when some complications arise. Hypertension or High Blood Pressure as its commonly called, is a very prevalent disease, especially among older folks. Here’s a specialist who talks about what Its is and what to do and not to do when faced with this situation. It’s a useful read for those less familiar and works as a reminder for those already familiar. .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Get that spring in your step

    This may not be something new. You must have heard it any number of times before this. But its worth repeating. Regular exercise is good for, especially as you age. The author makes the point about how exercise can lower risks of cardiac diseases as well as help you get a spring in your step. .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    11 Foods That Heal

    Ever so often we realise that food is medicine. That’s why eating the right foods is such an important part to staying healthy and illness free for longer. There are some specific foods that help prevent or manage certain specific illnesses or challenges. The article here takes you through a few such foods that can increase your well being considerable. .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Most exciting mango recipes to make summer so much more fun

    For any of us Mango is equal to Summer and Summer is equal to Mango. Especially for Indians for whom Mango is the king of fruits.This article is for all such from among our readers. Exciting but easy recipes to make mango season more fun. Enjoy. .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    To ghee or not to ghee…that's the question

    Ghee, or clarified butter, is an integral part of Indian cuisine and to some extent in South Asian and Arabic cuisine. Its use in the kitchen can range from being a full fledged cooking medium to that of a flavouring agent. However, given its fat content there are number of concerns health conscious individuals have about its use in daily life. The article below tries to dispel the concerns by highlighting the positives and categorising ghee among the super foods .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Homeopathy: Your health partner for the second innings of your life

    All over the world life expectancy has increased, leading to a sharp rise in the number of elderly people. India has around 100 million elderly at present and the number is expected to increase to 323 million, constituting 20 per cent of the total population, by 2050 .. . . . . . . ...Read More


    15 Don’ts to avoid getting heart disease

    Heart disease kills more people in the United States than any other two diseases combined. Men and women of all ages can be affected, but you’re more at risk the older you get. Wondering how can you avoid getting heart disease? Your doctor’s answers are the best ones out there.. . . . . . . ...Read More


    How Much Water Should You Drink Each Day?

    We often do not pay attention to the amount of water we drink. But not drinking enough (or too much for that matter) could lead to your body finding it difficult to function properly. Team RetyrSmart would like its readers to check out the optimal quantities of water to drink, as detailed out the author who has a scientific background in water and hydration . . . . . . . ...Read More


    10 Ways How Spirulina Can Benefit You

    Though known from ancient times, Spirulina is gaining importance as a food than can cure as well as prevent illnesses. Team RetyrSmart is happy to share the article below that provides a basic description of the what Spirulina is and the documented benefits of this special food. . . . . . . . ...Read More


    Dealing with Gingivitis, the more common gum disease

    We often tend to ignore our dental health till it becomes a bigger problem requiring a lot of money and time to go through with the required treatment. Gingivitis is a common ailment that can be treated effectively in its earlier stages. In this article being shared by Team RetyrSmart, the author tells you more about gingivitis and shares some simple remedies. . . . . . . ...Read More


    Debunking myths associated with Glaucoma and your eyes

    It is a new year, and a lot of us have set new fitness and wellness goals, which likely include more exercise and less junk food. But in setting these goals many of us forget about an easy way to improve our overall health: scheduling routine doctors appointments to help us remain healthy for years to come.

    One of the most overlooked of these routine appointments is an annual comprehensive eye exam with an optometrist. Everyone knows that optometrists can update your vision prescription, but did you know that they can also help detect serious health conditions like glaucoma? . . . . . . ...Read More


    What is incontinence and how to deal with it

    Incontinence or lack of control over your bladder can be rather inconvenient. Typically affects older people, though the incidence among younger people may be increasing. And yes, it affects women much more than men. The author in this article tries to explain what incontinence really is, some common myths associated with it and some natural ways to treat it. Team RetyrSmart would urge our readers to take heed of the author’s advice to consider changes in lifestyle to keep your bladder in good health . . . . . . ...Read More


    Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels In Check With These Foods

    As we get older, managing our blood sugar levels becomes more and more important. Lower levels of blood sugar may be beneficial even for those who are not diabetic. Choice of food can play a big role in keeping blood sugar levels in control. Given this, Team RetyrSmart is happy to share this article which lists out foods that can help keep blood sugar levels in control. . . . . . ...Read More


    5 ways to save your knees and joints

    Let’s get this out of the way: running won’t ruin your knees, no matter what your smug, sedentary co-worker says.

    “There are three large studies that show long-term endurance running doesn’t seem to affect joint health,” says Dr Richard Willy, an assistant professor of physical therapy at East Carolina University in the US. . . . . . ...Read More


    Thyroid disease may be the reason you feel so bad

    Thyroid disease is an under-recognized problem that can profoundly affect your day-to-day life. Getting the right treatment can be so transformative that patients will often say, "I didn't realize how bad I was feeling for all of those years."

    Researchers estimate that thyroid disease affects as many as 10% of adults in the United States. Yet millions of Americans remain undiagnosed. . . . . ...Read More


    10 Healthy Food Trends for 2018

    You might not think of food as something that’s trendy, but food trends are totally a thing, and there are some delicious ones bubbling up for next year. These are the healthy 2018 food trends we’re getting excited about.

    A whole slew of companies put together lists of upcoming food trends each year. For the list below, I looked at predictions from Unilever and Whole Foods and pulled out healthy food predictions. Healthy eating in general is on-trend for 2018, and it’s great to see healthy foods and habits Care2 has been writing about for years hitting the mainstream. . . . . ...Read More


    4 signs you’re not getting enough protein

    Protein doesn’t directly fuel your workouts, but it’s a vital part of every athlete’s diet.

    You need it to help your body produce enzymes and hormones, expedite healing, support your immune system and provide your body with the building blocks for new cells. . . . ...Read More