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How to Accelerate Your Metabolism and Weight Loss – Lose Weight Quickly

Ways to Accelerate Metabolism: To know the causes of slow metabolism Click here . Eliminate these causes to improve your metabolism. The other scientifically proven ways of metabolism are explained below. 1. Adequate sleep Sleep deprivation has significant effects on metabolism. Majority of epidemiological studies suggested that lack of sleep is linked to obesity. It is suggested that a lack of sleep alter the glucose metabolism and hormones involved in metabolism. (International Journal of Endocrinology, 2010). You should maintain good sleep hygiene. Recommended sleep duration for adults is eight hours. 2. Aerobic Exercises: Aerobic exercises Increase the rate (speed) of metabolism. Aerobic Exercises (Benefits of Aerobic exercises) include jogging, swimming, cycling, dancing and walking etc. when we do aerobic exercise, we burn both carbohydrate and fats. That is why these are excellent weight loss exercises. On the other hand, An-aerobic exercises burn carbohydrates only. Anaer

Causes and Risk Factors of Slower Metabolism, Difficulty in Losing Weight

Metabolism Converts Food into energy. Metabolism is a process in which carbohydrates, proteins and fats break down into smaller particles which are then utilized by the body to produce energy. If you have a good metabolism then you will be more active and healthy. Some people have genetically inherited fast metabolism. Men tend to have a better metabolism than women because they are more muscular. There are various scientifically proven ways of accelerating the body metabolism. But first we will briefly discuss the causes of a slow metabolism: Causes of Slow Metabolism: 1. Hypothyroidism . Thyroid Hormone promotes utilization of carbohydrates, proteins and fats to produce energy. Deficiency of Thyroid hormone slows down metabolism: 4.6% of US population has hypothyroidism ( JC-Endocrinology and metabolism. 2009) 2. Diabetes : Non-diabetic individuals can lose weight easily as compared to non-diabetics. Hyperglycemia mistakenly tells the body that there is a lot of energy aroun

Health Benefits of Indian Gentian - Indian Gentian Uses in Medicine

INDIAN GENTIAN USES AND HEALTH BENEFITS The active ingredients in the Gentian supplement extract are diterpene lactones known as andrographolides. It has many health benefits. Gentian supplement has been used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions and Indian Gentian extracts are being actively used in medicine. Some of the uses and health benefits of Indian Gentian are listed below; 1. Respiratory Tract Infections Gentian Extract has been used to treat a number of respiratory tract diseases . It is used to relieve the symptoms of Common Cold, such as cough, running nose, post nasal drips and earache. In combination with other herbs, it is also used for the treatment of Sinus infections which cause severe headache, nasal obstruction and respiratory complications. This is believed to be due to immune stimulating and anti-inflammatory properties of andrographolides. A research study was conducted at the university of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2004. It involved around 900 p

Role of Protein in Growth, Daily Requirement of Proteins and Top Sources

What are Proteins? You must have heard about proteins may be in your schools or in an ad for some protein shake. You must be aware of the fact that it is a protein that builds all our muscles. You might know more about proteins but did you ever wonder what proteins are? Proteins are large, complex organic molecules. They are made up of smaller subunits called amino acids linked to each other by a peptide linkage. They are one of the most important constituents of the human body. All your cells, tissues and organs contain protein as an integral component. What is the role of proteins in our body? Proteins play an important role in almost all of the biological processes taking place in the human body. The main functions of proteins in the body are listed below.   Human Cells contain protein as an important constituent. Strong structures in your body such as muscle tendons and ligaments are all made up of proteins.   All the enzymes are made up of proteins. Enzymes work as catalysts

Laboratory Diagnosis Of Tuberculosis / TB -How to diagnose TB in Lab?

Specimen : Specimen may consist of following elements according to the site of infection. Sputum Gastric washing urine Pleural fluid Spinal fluid Joint Fluid Biopsy material. Staining Technique: Ziehl-Nelson Staining or auramine rhodamin staining technique is used. This procedure reveals acid fast bacilli under the microscope. Culture: Sputum is treated with 2 percent NAOH and inoculated into lowenstein jensen medium. Colonies develop in 4 - 6 weeks.  In BACTEC medium radioactive CO2 is produced which can be detected to confirm mycobacteria. Luceferase Assay: Enzyme luciferase produces light in the presence of ATP. Drug sensitive bacteria will produce less ATP and hence it will give less light than the drug resistive bacteria. This test is used to detect drug sensitivity.  What Is Mantoux (Tuberculin Test) - Procedure Of Mantoux Test - False Positive And False Negative Mantoux/ Tuberculin Test Treatment And Prevention Of Tuberculosis (TB)