weightIf you're just starting your weight reduction journey, you might be concerned about unexpected side effects like hair loss. If you're already well into this trip, you may have seen some hair thinning. In any case, it's critical to discover the facts concerning the link between weight loss and hair loss and rule out other possible reasons.

Hair follicles are among the most metabolically active tissues in the body. Hair development can be hampered if you restrict your caloric and/or protein consumption, or if you are deficient in micronutrients. These connections are complicated, so if you're experiencing hair loss, your food might be the culprit, but so could other reasons.

To fuel your hair follicles, your body needs certain amounts of calories and protein. Some experts believe that the more weight you lose, the more probable it is that you may have some degree of hair loss.

hyperhidrosisPeople sweat after an exercise, or under the heat of the sun, and even when anxious or nervous. But did you know that there is a condition that causes a person to sweat excessively which can make one anxious and a source of embarrassment to the person? In this article, we will learn more about Hyperhidrosis. The Mayo Clinic defines Hyperhidrosis as abnormally excessive sweating that is not necessarily related to heat or exercise. You may sweat so much that it soaks through your clothes or drips off your hands. Sweating is a part of our body's processes. It’s one way to release toxins in our body, and basically, it is our body's mechanism to cool and refresh itself. The nervous system automatically stimulates the sweat glands when the body temperature rises. And it normally occurs, especially on the hands, armpits, and forehead when you are nervous.

disasterThe typhoons in the Philippines have started amidst a rampaging COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Department of Health, typhoons and heavy rains may cause flooding which, in turn, can potentially increase the transmission of communicable diseases. These include water-borne diseases (e.g., typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A); and vector-borne diseases (e.g., malaria, dengue). These situations has placed the health of people at its peak of vulnerability.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA, the Philippines is hit by an average of 20 tropical cyclones (TCs) every year with about 8 or 9 of them crossing the Philippines. The peak of the typhoon season is July through October when nearly 70% of typhoons develop and these can be very strong and damaging. The impact of typhoons and pandemic, whether in rural or urban settings, takes its toll on the poorer communities where financial instability is always a major problem and much more during a disaster during a pandemic.

hamThe most wonderful time of the year has arrived which is the holiday season and we cannot miss out on this one type of food that will always be served on our tables – the ham. Is eating ham a healthy choice for us? Ham is the cut of meat from a hog’s hind leg that is preserved by curing. It can be roasted, pre-cured, and cooked in many different ways to make it a prepared special ham.

Ham is an excellent source of essential protein that is significant to the building and repairing of body tissues. It is also needed for growing bodies, as well as making enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Lean ham is low in fat and calories, which is good for people who are weight-conscious. Ham offers a healthy dose of selenium, niacin, and phosphorous. Selenium is essential for our healthy immune system, and niacin that aids in increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol. In addition, phosphorous aids in regulating the heartbeat and muscle contractions of our heart.

bellyBelly fat is more than just an annoyance that makes you feel big. It is quite harmful and alarming. Visceral fat, like those of the abdominal fat, is a key risk factor for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other diseases. The body mass index (BMI) is used by several health organizations to classify weight and predict the risk of metabolic disease. This is deceiving, because those with excess abdominal fat, even if they appear lean, are at an elevated risk.

According to Bethany Cadman, an improper diet, lack of exercise, and stress are just a few of the reasons why people get belly fat. Belly fat is a fat that accumulates around the abdomen. There are two types of abdominal fat. The fat that surrounds a person's organs is called visceral fat, while the fat that resides beneath the skin is called subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat has more health effects than subcutaneous fat.

saltSalt is simply an ingredient in our favorite dishes. However, salt does more than just to add flavor to our foods. The body requires salt, and it also plays an important role in food preservation. Hunters in ancient times frequently killed more than they could consume in a short period of time. They would sprinkle salt on meat to draw out moisture and keep it fresh for a longer period of time to protect it from bacteria, mold, and spoilage.

Meanwhile, we have an endocrine gland called “Thyroid gland” which is vital to metabolism and in order for this to function properly, our body requires the mineral iodine, which is found in a variety of foods. A lack of iodine prevents your body from producing enough thyroid hormone. An enlarged thyroid, constipation, difficulty thinking, fatigue, and sensitivity to cold are all symptoms of its deficiency. Because iodine is added to most salts (known as "iodized"), having some iodized salt in your diet can assist thyroid function. Salt also maintains proper hydration and electrolyte balance, both of which are required for organ function. Water is required by your cells, muscles, and tissues, and salt assists these parts of your body in maintaining the proper amount of fluid. Inadequate hydration can lead to dehydration, which makes you more prone to muscle cramps, dizziness, and fatigue.