Protecting and Maintaining Natural Healthy Gums and Teeth

I went to my dentist this morning for a dental check-up due to some gum bleeding when I brush my teeth and having experience a little sensitivity on one of my upper right molars. After checking my mouth, the dentist said that I got gum abrasions that I might have brush too hard, bruising my gums to the point of hurting even the root of my tooth.

Well, blame it to my parents, they never told me it’s bad to brush my teeth hard. But I guess mom did. Maybe I was so preoccupied with having fun all the time in my childhood days. 😀

Thankfully, there’s no decay or anything, just the “not” so minor gum abrasions probably developed long ago until I finally took the matter of taking care of myself seriously.

Back to my painful, sorrowful tooth misery. I’ve been eating green mangoes for the fast few days before this pain came in. Have you experience eating green mangoes and feeling some kind of sensitivity or a different flavor in your mouth thereafter? Green mangoes and pineapples (eaten by itself) are loaded with acid that will damage our tooth enamel but they’re not the ones we need to really be careful with, it’s the ACID-FORMING foods that we eat. They are the culprits. Continue reading “Protecting and Maintaining Natural Healthy Gums and Teeth”

Health Benefits of Brown Rice

If you are aiming for that “healthy new you”, you’ll be better off eating brown rice than white rice. Both grains are not really good for anybody but because Filipinos are used to eating rice as our staple, it is very hard for us to get rid of it.

Brown rice is “unmilled” rice, only the hull is removed, thus the bran and germ which contains the nutrients that we need is still there making it more healthier to eat than white rice. White rice, on the other hand, is processed by removing the hull, the bran, and the germ leaving the white part behind, as well as leaving us with almost zero nutrients at all. Continue reading “Health Benefits of Brown Rice”

Does mango affect dysmenorrhea?

Dysmenorrhea is a burden to every woman. Experiencing nausea and vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, headache, fatigue, dizziness and for some hypersensitivity to sound, light and smell. These are the effects of dysmenorrhea that women has to endure each month during our menstrual period. It is indeed a very hard thing to take. I, for one, experience this things after the age of 25. They say that a lot of sickness and diseases comes after your middle age. Continue reading “Does mango affect dysmenorrhea?”

How to calculate your Active Metabolic Rate (AMR) and Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)?

Active Metabolic Rate (AMR) is the amount of calories burnt by human body in a single day – 24 hours.

Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) is the amount of calories burnt by the body to maintain normal body functions, it is also burnt in a period of 24 hours, even if you are sleeping or in an inactive state like comma.

You need to know the following things before calculating:

  • Your weight in pounds
  • Height in inches
  • Age in years

To calculate how many calories you burnt a day, we have to calculate first your BMR.

Formula in Calculating BMR : Continue reading “How to calculate your Active Metabolic Rate (AMR) and Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)?”