Sunday, August 23, 2015


Acne or pimples as they are popularly known is a common skin infection which mostly occurs in adolescence on the skin due to increase in the production of the hormone testosterone in both males and females. When there is an excess secretion of sebum - an oily liquid that keeps the skin from drying, it can result in the formation of acne or pimples. The most common areas of acne appearance are the face, near the chest and the back. The dirt, oil and dead skin cells clog the skin pores which give rise to acne. Apart from these reasons, acne can also be due to the wrong diet, hormonal changes, and certain medications which contain corticosteroids, androgens or lithium, or can even be genetic.

Cinnamon is a common spice and flavoring agent but the essential oil it contains also has strong anti-microbial properties. The water activity of honey is very low and this means that it does not contain a lot of moisture which can promote the growth of microorganisms. Considering that pimples often arise from an infection within the pores of the skin, combining cinnamon with honey is an effective remedy.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


Stress can be mainly of two types – physical and psychological. Psychological symptoms include anxiety, depression, aggressiveness, restlessness, panic attack, mood swings, etc. Sometimes due to extreme stress people tend to become increasingly silent, or can react in a manner opposite to their normal behavior.
Physically the symptoms seen affect various parts of our body. For instance when stress affects the nervous system, a person would experience constant headaches or would experience reduced appetite, stomach upset or pain, and in case of the respiratory system one may experience difficulty breathing.
Stress also affects the heart and can lead to a rise or a sudden fall in BP and possibly a heart attacks. It can affects one’s sexual life as wel.

Ignoring stress and living without dealing with it, can leave you with many physical and psychological conditions such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, menstrual disturbance, headache, eating disorder, weight loss and others. It can also lead to the development of heart disease and hypertension.