Tuesday February 25, 2020

Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Significantly Improves How Well Our Body Uses Glucose as Energy

The researchers, using a mouse model, showed that WBV alters the microbiome, a collection of microorganisms in our body

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The study's findings, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, showed how regular use of whole body vibration can create this healthier mix by yielding a greater percentage of macrophages. Pixabay

Whole body vibration (WBV) can significantly improve how well our body uses glucose as an energy source and adjust our microbiome and immune cells to reduce diabetic inflammation, says a new study.

The study’s findings, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, showed how regular use of whole body vibration can create this healthier mix by yielding a greater percentage of macrophages — cells that can both promote or prevent inflammation — that suppress rather than promote.

The researchers, using a mouse model, showed that WBV alters the microbiome, a collection of microorganisms in our body, which help protect us from invaders and, in the gut, help us digest food.

They saw several changes including increased levels of a bacterium that makes short chain fatty acids, which can help the body better utilise glucose.

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Whole body vibration (WBV) can significantly improve how well our body uses glucose as an energy source and adjust our microbiome and immune cells to reduce diabetic inflammation. Pixabay

Glucose is used by the body for fuel but at high levels it promotes inflammation, insulin insensitivity and ultimately can cause diabetes.

“While there were other changes, the most dramatic they documented was the 17-fold increase in this bacterium called Alistipes, a gut bacterium not typically in high supply there but known to be proficient at making short chain fatty acids which, in turn, are “very good” at decreasing inflammation in the gut,” said Jack Yu, chief of pediatric plastic surgery at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University.

Alistipes, which helps ferment our food without producing alcohol, generally improves the metabolic status of our gut and makes us more proficient at using the glucose we consume for energy.

The researchers reiterated that while no one is certain just how WBV works, but it appears to help address a key concern in diabetes and many common diseases: inflammation.

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While acute inflammation helps us fight disease, chronic inflammation helps start and sustain a variety of diseases from cardiovascular problems to cancer as well as diabetes, the researchers said. (IANS)

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Here We Bring Some Amazing Tips For Moms to Take Care of Their Skin

Apart from a healthy skincare routine, the doctor advises new moms to eat a balanced and nutritious diet, which are high in healthy fats as they help repair damaged skin

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Massage is an effective and proven remedy to stimulate blood circulation, Skin Glow, relieve stress, and help body recover fast. Pixabay

It’s winter and during this season the cold air strips your skin of natural moisture, leaving it dull, dry, itchy and flaky.

According to the health experts, mothers must follow a good winter skincare regimen to keep their skin nourished and hydrated.

But as a new mom, you may not have the time as your little one might keep you on your toes.

With emergency nappy changing, elongated crying and night shifts, a new mom might feel overwhelmed with new changes around her and in her routine! When you are a new mommy then we are sure your skincare has already taken a backseat as it is natural that you struggle to keep up with your routine, the experts said.

“New and expectant moms need that extra bit of care, especially in this tender period of motherhood. Skincare regimen not only appeases one physically, but also has a calming effect emotionally. But, it is equally important to be mindful of the product choices we make,” said Dr. Subhashini N.S., Ayurveda Expert, The Himalaya Drug Company.

“It is suggested to choose products that are developed using natural ingredients and are free from any form of harsh chemicals to keep themselves and their little ones safe,” Subhashini said.

She shares quick skincare tips that every mom can easily remember and at the same time incorporate them in the everyday routine.

This season is all about maintaining the moisture of your skin, as it is crucial for keeping it hydrated. So, replace your regular cleanser with a gentle, hydrating cleanser, moisture-rich ingredients like virgin coconut oil, cocoa and mango butter, the doctor said.

According to Subhashini, opting for a body butter infused with the goodness of cocoa butter and glycerin helps soothe and hydrate the skin more effectively than lotions.

It further helps tackle dry and flaky skin, that most new and pregnant moms face.

Massage is an effective and proven remedy to stimulate blood circulation, relieve stress, and help body recover fast, the doctor suggested.

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According to the health experts, mothers must follow a good winter skincare regimen to keep their skin nourished and hydrated. Pixabay

“During breastfeeding, it is important to practice personal care and hygiene. Initially, during breastfeeding, one may encounter sore nipples and cracked skin area surrounding the nipples,” she said.

“Using a nipple care butter enhanced with virgin coconut oil helps protect skin from cracks and Kokum Butter helps deeply moisturise skin,” she said.

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Apart from a healthy skincare routine, the doctor advises new moms to eat a balanced and nutritious diet, which are high in healthy fats as they help repair damaged skin. (IANS)