Have you ever wondered why in the heat we prefer vegetable salads and green cabbage soup, and in winter we are more attracted to rich soup, fatty pork and Olivier salad? This is no coincidence. We just intuitively choose foods that warm the body.
About warming food was known in antiquity. So, in the Indian system of medicine Ayurveda, food was given great importance. Indian healers believed that for health it is necessary to eat properly, in particular, there are warming foods in the cold, and cooling ones in the heat.
Today, traditional medicine also recognizes this, it only explains the ability of food to warm the body differently than Ayurveda.
How can foods warm?
It is clear that hot tea or coffee will help keep you warm if you are cold. A cold kvass will refresh in the heat. But it’s not at all the temperature of the food. Warming products act on processes occurring in the body, including the production of internal heat. Continue reading
Angina, probably, at least once in his life, everyone was ill. What is this disease? What are its causes, and most importantly, what to do with angina?
An acute infection that affects mainly the palatine tonsils is a sore throat, or, strictly scientifically, acute tonsillitis.
What are the causes of angina?
This infection is mainly caused by bacteria, mainly streptococcus. But the pathogen is both a fungus and a virus.
Often, angina becomes a complication of a respiratory viral infection, the well-known SARS. Then they talk about joining a bacterial infection.
How is angina transmitted? Most people get infected with sore throat by airborne droplets, although transmission of the infection through household items is also sometimes found. Continue reading