white cream obtained from compressing fresh coconut meat. The difference with coconut milk is much less water content and a thicker, more paste-like consistency. Coconut cream is used as an ingredient in cooking, having a mild non-sweet taste. It is also used in cosmetics
milky fluid extracted from the grated meat of a brown coconut (by pressing it or by passing hot water or milk through grated coconut). Staple food for those on a Paleo diet. Not the same as coconut water - a clear liquid in the fruit’s center that is tapped from young, green coconuts. The color and rich taste of coconut milk can be attributed to the high oil content (24%). Most of the fat is saturated fat (89%), with lauric acid (12:0) a major fatty acid
beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans (seeds of Coffea plants - small tropical African or Asian trees) with more than 800 aromatic compounds contributing to its rich aroma. At least 300 of these chemicals are wiped out by saliva, contributing to the fact that coffee never tastes as good as it smells. For most people, coffee increases productivity if drank after lunch but before 2pm. It increases activity and numbers of Bifidobacteria in the gut. Genetics of Cytochrome P450 determines fast or slow metabolism of coffee in the liver. Gut microbes could also contribute to breaking down caffeine - like Pseudomonas fulva in in the gut of coffee pests.
feeling of uncomfortably chilled feet, no warmth, cold sensation to the feet.
It could happen because of poor circulation, disorders of the nervous system, decreased metabolism from hypothyroidism (a low thyroid condition), diabetes, arteriosclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, Raynaud's phenomenon, neuropathy, or exposure to cold and frostbite.
As people may get cold feet when they are nervous, expression to "get cold feet" means to lose your desire or nerve to do something, be too fearful to undertake or complete an action.
trust or faith in yourself (a feeling of self-assurance arising from one's appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities), another person (belief htat s/he has the ability to succeed at something) or a thing (the feeling of being certain that something will happen or that something is true).
Self-confidence (vs cockiness and arrogance that is different from true self-assurance.) is connected to happiness and is a quality one can develop, but building it takes time.
What makes people confident:
1. A new haircut
2. A sunny day
3. Walking in heels
4. Learning a new skill
5. Booking a holiday
6. Shaved legs
8. Glowing tan
9. Little black dress
10. Designer perfume
1. A sunny day
2. Freshly shaved face
3. A new suit
4. Freshly brushed teeth
5. A nice smelling aftershave
6. Being praised at work
7. A new hair cut
8. Sleeping in freshly washed sheets
9. Learning a new skill
10. Someone agreeing to go on a date
Viral infection that enters the body through the mouth, eyes or nose and throat. Symptoms such as scratchy throat, congestion and runny nose usually appear one to three days after exposure to a cold-causing virus. Then sneezing and a cough usually develops.
The common cold tends to clear up on its own in three to four days although cough and post-nasal drip may linger.
irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels, generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week. It is usually noticed when there are changes to harder stool consistency, the presence of pellets, straining or feeling of incomplete evacuation, and a sensation of “want, but can’t.” Though occasional constipation is very common, some people experience chronic constipation that can interfere with their ability to go about their daily tasks. Chronic constipation may also cause excessive straining to have a bowel movement and other signs and symptoms.
In many cases simple adjustment of diet, keeping active and regular toilet habits (not skipping it, finding enough time and privacy, or squatting instead of sitting) could help,. But there might be other underlying causes including hormonal (diabetes, pregnancy, thyroid issues), muscle weakness, neurological problems and blockages in the colon or rectum.
steroid hormones produced in the adrenal cortex or made synthetically; used to provide relief for inflamed areas of the body, lessen swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. Corticosteroids also suppress the immune system, helping with conditions in which immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues.
There are two kinds of corticosteroids: glucocorticoids (such as prednisone, beclomethasone, dexamethasone, cortisone, cortisol and hydrocortisone) and mineralocorticoids (such as aldosterone and fludrocortisone). Glucocorticoids are involved in glucose metabolism, mineralocorticoids control salt and water balance.
Corticosteroid drugs, also known as cortisone-like medicines and steroids are available in different forms, including: tablets (oral steroids), injections (into blood vessels, joints or muscles), inhalers (mouth or nasal sprays) and lotions, gels or creams (topical steroids).
a sedative, spasmolytic and mild tranquilizer based on herbs (valerian root) and phenobarbital (narcotic and sedative barbiturate drug used to treat epilepsy), popular in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union as a "heart medication" (vasodilator, opening/dilating blood vessels).
Active ingredients: Etylbromisovalerianate - 20 g, (ethyl ester of alpha-bromizovalerian acid), phenobarbital -18.26 g,peppermint leaf oil - 1.42 g. Inactive ingredients: sodium hydroxide - 3.15 g, ethanol - 580 ml, water - 420 ml.
Symptoms of overdose include central nervous system depression,confusion, dizziness, ataxia, and somnolence. In serious cases overdose may result in breathing depression, tachycardia, arrhythmia, hypotension (low blood pressure), cardiovascular collapse, and coma.
common protective reflex activity of expelling air from the lungs with a sudden sharp sound It is often triggered by mucus that drains down the back of the throat and it clears the throat of mucus or foreign irritants. It can sound like the “bark” of croup, the “whoop” of whooping cough and other distinctive ways.
Most of the time, a short-lasting cough is caused by benign reasons, but
it could be also a sign of a medical condition. Diagnosis depends on the quality of the cough (wet or dry, throaty or deep), timing (acute or chronic); accompanying symptoms (wheezing, fever,weight loss, blood in sputum or mucus); and characteristics of the patient (age, medical history, exposure to smoke, medications, or sick contacts, allergens)
Common causes of cough include acute viral upper respiratory infections, influenza, bacterial pneumonia and bronchitis, asthma and allergies, choking on food, eating spicy food, air pollution (breathing in dusty environments, obnoxious fumes or cigarette smoke), medication side effects — especially from the blood pressure medications known as ACE inhibitors (Lisinopril, Accupril, Monopril and others), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”), gastroesophageal reflux (“GERD”), congestive heart failure, Pertussis, lung cancer, chronic sinus infections, chronic runny nose, or chronic postnasal drip.