Wednesday, December 2, 2015

DRAGON FRUIT


Dragon fruit is rich in phytoalbumins which are highly valued for their antioxidant properties. Dragon fruit is also rich in fibers, vitamin C, and minerals. The dragon fruit helps the digestive process which can help to prevent colon cancer, and diabetes. When consumed regularly natural medicine practitioners believe the dragon fruit can help against asthma, and cough. Eating dragon fruits helps strengthen your immune system, and promotes faster healing of bruises, and wounds. It's also rich with potassium, protein, fiber, sodium and calcium. If you are looking for fruits that are filling, and delicious but will help keep your weight in check, dragon fruits are a perfect choice. A 100g serving of dragon fruit has only 60 calories. Dragon fruits do not have complex carbohydrates, so they can be easily broken down by the body. Dragon fruits are also packed with minerals such as calcium for stronger bones, and teeth, phosphorus for tissue formation and iron for healthy blood. Lycopene is also present in dragon fruits, and this is the pigment responsible for their red color, like tomatoes. Lycopene guards against prostate cancer among other things.















Monday, November 30, 2015

Celebrity Victims of Breast Cancer

Barbara Mori

 Christina Applegate

Cynthia Nixon

Ingrid Bergman

 Jane Fonda

Lisa Ray

Mumtaz

Namrata Singh Gujral

NIkhat Kazmi

Nutan

Rita Wilson

Sheryl Crow

Monday, November 23, 2015

Iron Deficiency Anemia

Anemia occurs when you have a level of red blood cells (RBCs) in your blood that is lower than normal. Iron deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia, and it occurs when your body doesn’t have enough of the mineral iron. Your body needs iron to make a protein called hemoglobin. This protein is responsible for carrying oxygen to your body’s tissues, which is essential for your tissues and muscles to function effectively. When there isn’t enough iron in your blood stream, the rest of your body can’t get the amount of oxygen it needs. In women of childbearing age, the most common cause of iron deficiency anemia is a loss of iron in the blood due to heavy menstruation or pregnancy. A poor diet or certain intestinal diseases that affect how the body absorbs iron can also cause iron deficiency anemia. Doctors normally treat the condition with iron supplements or changes to diet.














Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is probably best known as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are forms of molecules that help keep chemical reactions in our body in check. Damage to the lens of the eye, damage to molecules circulating around in our bloodstream, and damage to genetic material (DNA) in our cells are all examples of damage that have been shown to be prevented under certain circumstances by vitamin C. One interesting application of vitamin C as an antioxidant is its ability to transform iron into a state that is better absorbed in the intestine.

Vitamin C is required to produce collagen, a protein that plays a critical role in the structure of our bodies. Collagen is the framework for our skin and our bones, and without it, we would quite literally fall apart. People who have this condition lose teeth, bleed easily, and lose the strength of their bones. Luckily, it doesn't take much vitamin C to prevent this problem. A single lime per day would usually be enough.

Vitamin C is necessary to make certain neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters are the signals that carry thoughts, feelings, and commands around our brains and throughout our nervous system.













Monday, November 9, 2015

Calcium & Bones

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, one that plays many vital roles. Our body uses it to build healthy bones and teeth. Keep them strong as we age, help our blood clot, our muscles contract, and regulate the heart’s rhythm. If we are not getting enough calcium in our diet, our body will take calcium from our bones, which can lead to weakened bones. Calcium deficiency can also lead to mood problems such as irritability, anxiety, depression, and difficulty in sleeping.

Approximately one in two women and about one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis (weakened bones). But osteoporosis is not an inevitable part of getting older.
Your body gets the calcium it needs in one of two ways. The first and best way is through the foods you eat or the supplements you take. However, if you’re not consuming enough calcium, your body will get it by pulling it from your bones where it’s stored. That’s why proper diet is very important.











Friday, November 6, 2015

Healthy Food Definations

  • Any food believed to be ‘good for you’, especially if high in fiber, natural vitamins, fructose, etc. Healthy foods may reduce cholesterol, reduce atherosclerosis and risk of stroke, help control glucose, halt progression of osteoporosis, and reduce the risk of infections, cancer. Examples Apples, beans, carrots, cranberry juice, fish, garlic, ginger, nuts, oats, olive oil, soy foods, tea, yogurt.
  • Any natural food popularly believed to promote or sustain good health, as by containing vital nutrients, being grown without the use of pesticides, or having a low sodium or fat content.
  • A food that is low in fat and saturated fat and that contains limited amounts of cholesterol and sodium. If it is a single-item food, it must also provide at least 10 percent of one or more of vitamins A or C, iron, calcium, protein, or fiber.














Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Diet for Healthy Eyes


Believe it or not protecting your eyes starts with the food you eat. Nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, zinc, and vitamins C and E might help ward off age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts. Regularly eating following foods can help lead to good eye health:
  • Green, leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, and collards.
  • Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish
  • Eggs, nuts, beans, and other non-meat protein sources
  • Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices













Tuesday, October 27, 2015

MALARIA

Malaria is caused by Plasmodium parasites. The parasites are spread to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes, called "malaria vectors.” There are 5 parasite species that cause malaria in humans, and 2 of these species – P. falciparum and P. vivax – pose the greatest threat.
Malaria is an acute febrile illness. In a non-immune individual, symptoms appear 7 days or more after the infective mosquito bite. The first symptoms – fever, headache, chills and vomiting – may be mild and difficult to recognize as malaria. If not treated within 24 hours, specially for falciparum malaria can progress to severe illness, often leading to death.
In most cases, malaria is transmitted through the bites of female Anopheles mosquitoes. There are more than 400 different species of Anopheles mosquito; around 30 are malaria vectors of major importance. All of the important vector species bite between dusk and dawn






















Saturday, October 17, 2015

DENGUE



  • Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes.
  • Symptoms include severe joint and muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, headache, fever, exhaustion, and rash. The presence of fever, rash, and headache (the "dengue triad") is characteristic of dengue fever.
  • Dengue is prevalent throughout the tropics and subtropics.
  • Because dengue fever is caused by a virus, there is no specific medicine or antibiotic to treat it. For typical dengue fever, the treatment is directed toward relief of the symptoms (symptomatic treatment).
  • The acute phase of the illness with fever and muscle pain lasts about one to two weeks.
  • Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a specific syndrome that tends to affect children under 10 years of age. It causes abdominal pain, haemorrhage (bleeding), and circulatory collapse.
  • The prevention of dengue fever requires control or eradication of the mosquitoes carrying the virus that causes dengue. 
  • There is currently no vaccine to prevent dengue fever.
 




















Monday, October 12, 2015

Matcha Green Tea


Matcha literally means “powdered tea.” When you order traditional green tea, components from the leaves get infused into the hot water, then the leaves are discarded. With matcha, you’re drinking the actual leaves, which have been finely powdered and made into a solution, traditionally by mixing about a teaspoon of matcha powder with a third cup of hot water, which is then whisked with a bamboo brush until it froths.
Matcha preparation involves covering the tea plants with shade cloths before they’re harvested. This triggers the growth of leaves with better flavor and texture, which are hand selected, steamed briefly to stop fermentation, then dried and aged in cold storage, which deepens the flavor. The dried leaves are then stone-ground into a fine powder.

 Matcha is more potent source of nutrients than steeped green tea. In addition to providing small amounts of vitamins and minerals, matcha is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have been tied to protection against heart disease and cancer, as well as better blood sugar regulation, blood pressure reduction, and anti-aging. Another polyphenol in matcha called EGCG has been shown in research to boost metabolism, and slow or halt the growth of cancer cells.









Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Depression

Depression is feeling sad for weeks or months on end, feelings of hopelessness, feelings of worthlessness and emptiness a lack of energy do anything, and taking little or no pleasure in things that gave you joy in the past. A person who experiences depression cannot often see a future for themselves, and feel like the world is closing in around them. The warning signs and symptoms of depression are usually pretty clear to those around the person suffering — the person doesn’t seem at all like their normal self. The changes in the person’s mood are evident to friends and family.



Symptoms of Depression:
  • Persistent sad, anxious, or empty mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, including sex
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, being “slowed”
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
  • Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Appetite and/or weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide; suicide attempts
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment, such as headaches, digestive disorders, and chronic pain








Sunday, August 23, 2015

ACNE

Acne or pimples as they are popularly known is a common skin infection which mostly occurs in adolescence on the skin due to increase in the production of the hormone testosterone in both males and females. When there is an excess secretion of sebum - an oily liquid that keeps the skin from drying, it can result in the formation of acne or pimples. The most common areas of acne appearance are the face, near the chest and the back. The dirt, oil and dead skin cells clog the skin pores which give rise to acne. Apart from these reasons, acne can also be due to the wrong diet, hormonal changes, and certain medications which contain corticosteroids, androgens or lithium, or can even be genetic.

Cinnamon is a common spice and flavoring agent but the essential oil it contains also has strong anti-microbial properties. The water activity of honey is very low and this means that it does not contain a lot of moisture which can promote the growth of microorganisms. Considering that pimples often arise from an infection within the pores of the skin, combining cinnamon with honey is an effective remedy.







Thursday, August 13, 2015

Stress

Stress can be mainly of two types – physical and psychological. Psychological symptoms include anxiety, depression, aggressiveness, restlessness, panic attack, mood swings, etc. Sometimes due to extreme stress people tend to become increasingly silent, or can react in a manner opposite to their normal behavior.
Physically the symptoms seen affect various parts of our body. For instance when stress affects the nervous system, a person would experience constant headaches or would experience reduced appetite, stomach upset or pain, and in case of the respiratory system one may experience difficulty breathing.
Stress also affects the heart and can lead to a rise or a sudden fall in BP and possibly a heart attacks. It can affects one’s sexual life as wel.

Ignoring stress and living without dealing with it, can leave you with many physical and psychological conditions such as asthma, diabetes, obesity, menstrual disturbance, headache, eating disorder, weight loss and others. It can also lead to the development of heart disease and hypertension.










Friday, July 24, 2015

Health Benefits of TULSI


  • Tulsi leaves boiled in water act as a preventive against malaria and dengue fever.
  • Tulsi is also a good germicidal agent and a disinfectant that protects the human body from all types of viral infections.
  • Chewing Tulsi leaves also cures cough and flu.
  • It helps to mobilize mucous in bronchitis and asthma attacks.

  •  A decoction of leaves, cloves and common salt also relieves influenza.
  • Water boiled with basil leaves can be taken as a drink in case of sore throat.
  •  In case of renal stones, the consumption of juice of basil leaves mixed with honey helps remove these stones through the urinary tract.
  • Tulsi also contains Vitamin C and other anti-oxidants such as Eugenol which protects the heart from harmful effects of free radicals.
  • Tulsi can also reduce blood pressure and thus is useful for heart patients.
  • If a baby is given tulsi juice regularly before teething, it helps grow teeth easily without any of the usual teething troubles.
  • Warm tulsi juice gets rid of the worms in the stomach. for children. 
  • Tulsi is an excellent mouth freshener and oral disinfectant and destroys 99% of germs and bacteria found in the mouth.
  • Pounded leaves mixed with sandalwood paste can be applied on the forehead for relief from headache.
  • Several stomach problems like acidity, constipation and flatulence can also be cured with tulsi leaves
  • Tulsi is also used in the treatment of ulcers, cuts and wounds because of its beneficial antiseptic and healing properties.
  • The anti-oxidants present in Tulsi help in balancing different processes of the body.
  •  It helps in maintaining a healthy skin and shiny hair. Tulsi extracts make the most organic solution for your skin and hair problems.
  • Tulsi works very well on eczema, acne and pimples and many cosmetic companies use Tulsi as an ingredient in skin ointments due to its anti-bacterial properties
  • Using tulsi paste and lemon helps to cure ring worms.
  • Regular massage of tulsi oil in your scalp energizes you and your hair.












Friday, July 10, 2015

Health Insurance

Health insurance is insurance against the risk of incurring medical expenses. By estimating the overall risk of health care and health system expenses, among a targeted group, an insurer can develop a routine finance structure. And this can ensure that money is available to pay for the health care benefits specified in the insurance agreement. 
Health insurance is defined as "coverage that provides for the payments of benefits as a result of sickness or injury. Includes insurance for losses from accident, medical expense, disability, or accidental death and dismemberment"
Health insurance in India is a growing segment of India's economy.  Policies are available that offer both individual and family cover. Health insurance in India typically pays for only inpatient hospitalization and for treatment at hospitals in India. Outpatient services were not payable under health policies in India. The first health policies in India were Mediclaim Policies








Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Benefits of GREEN TEA



  • Green tea increases the metabolism.
  • It intensifies levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.
  • Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating.
  • Green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed.
  • It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
  • It can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer
  • Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood
  • Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer.
  • Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging.






Monday, July 6, 2015

Tips for Brushing Teeth

  • Brush at least twice a day. 
  • If you can, brush after every meal.
  • Use a soft toothbrush.
  • Place the toothbrush against the teeth at a 45-degree angle to the gum line.
  • Move the brush across the teeth using a small circular motion.
  • Continue with this motion cleaning one tooth at a time.
  • Keep the tips of the bristles against the gum line.
  • Let the bristles reach into spaces between teeth.
  • Brush across the top of the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  • Make sure the bristles get into the grooves and crevices.
  • Use the same small circular motion to clean the back of the upper and lower teeth, the side that faces the tongue.
  • To clean the inside of the bottom front teeth, angle the head in an up-and-down position toward the bottom inside of the mouth and move the toothbrush in a small circle.
  • For the inside of the top front teeth, angle the brush in an up-and-down position with the tip of the head pointing towards the roof of the mouth. Move the toothbrush in a small circle.
  • After brushing your teeth for two to three minutes, rinse your mouth with water.
  • Replace your toothbrush with a new one every three to four months.










Thursday, July 2, 2015

How Much Sleep We Need?

Sleep Requirements by Age

0-3 months old14-17 hours
4-11 months old12-15 Hours
1-2 years old11-14 Hours
3-5 years old10-13 Hours
6-13 years old9-11 Hours
14-17 years old8-10 Hours
18-25 years old7-9 Hours
26-64 years old7-9 Hours
65+years7-8 Hours






Saturday, June 20, 2015

Health Benefits of HONEY



  1. Honey helps soothing coughs and Reducing throat irritation.
  2. Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
  3. It helps reducing ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders.
  4. Some research suggests that it helps boosting memory.
  5. In numerous studies, honey has been found effective in treating wounds as well as burns.
  6. honey contains “small amounts of a wide array of vitamins and minerals, including niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.” Thus, using honey instead of sugar provides you with more nutrients for your calories.
  7. Honey is Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, because the bees add an enzyme that makes hydrogen peroxide.
  8. It can help incising athletic performance.
  9. Honey increases the body's ability to metabolize alcohol, thereby limiting intoxication and more rapidly reducing alcohol blood levels.
  10. As per Ayurveda, It is also supposed to be useful in improving eyesight, weight loss, curing impotence and premature ejaculation, urinary tract disorders, bronchial asthma, diarrhea, and nausea.
  11. Its anti-bacterial qualities are particularly useful for the skin, and, when used with the other ingredients, can also be moisturizing and nourishing!








Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Running & Jogging

Running is one of the best types of exercise and is very good for our health.
It provides a great cardiovascular workout, and it also strengthens your muscles.
It is one of the most natural forms of exercise.
It provides mental health benefits such as helping to manage depression and anxiety.
Running is also a good way to lose weight and generally get fitter.
It helps making the heart stronger and more efficient, thus reducing the risk of heart disease and heart failure.
It helps improving in blood circulation and respiratory health.
Running also speeds up the digestive system and can help to relieve digestive problems.











 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fitness Gadget: Microsoft Band






Microsoft Band is a device which powered by Microsoft Health. It helps users achieve their wellness goals by tracking their heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. Microsoft Band helps users to reach their fitness goals. Anybody can track their daily physical activity and review their stats with a glance at their wrist with the help of Microsoft Band.

So Microsoft Band can be our personal trainer who guides us to improved wellness by constantly learning about us, our current fitness level, and our future needs.







Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Celebrities with Lung Cancer

Following are some of the Famous People who had Lung Cancer

1. Budhi Kunderan

2. Feroz Khan

3. George Harrison (Beatles)

4. King George VI

5. Lance Armstrong

6. Mac Mohan

7. Muhammad Ali Jinah

8. Pat Nixon

9. Raveendran Master

10. Subir Raha

11. Sylvia Kristel

12. Ustad Vilayat Khan

13. Walt Disney















Saturday, June 6, 2015

Drink Water


Because,

1. Anyone looking to lose weight could be helped by upping their water intake. If you drink water before a meal, they lose weight faster than those who did not drink water   . Extra H2O helps us eat less by making us feel full, and it may also boost metabolism.
2. Drinking enough water prevents constipation and also reduces the burden on the kidneys and liver by helping to flush waste products.
3. Research has found that the greater the fluid intake, the lower the incidence of bladder cancer
4. Staying hydrated may also reduce the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer.
5. Drinking water makes us feel so refreshed that it actually improves our state of mind.
6. Kidneys remove waste from our bodies, help control our blood pressure, and balance fluids, so they’re crucial to keeping our systems running smoothly. Enough water consumption will keep kidneys work smoothly.
7. Water keeps the cartilage around our joints hydrated and supple, ensuring that our joints stay lubricated.
8. Dehydration causes shrinkage of brain tissue. So when we haven’t been drinking enough water, our brains have to work a lot harder to perform at the same level.
9. About 60 percent of the human body is made of water, and keeping our fluids balanced means that all that water is doing its job like transporting nutrients, aiding digestion, regulating temperature, and so on.








Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Why An Apple a day keeps the doctor away?


  1. Apples are filled with soluble fiber which has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders, including diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and possibly some types of cancer.
  2. Helps control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream.
  3. Cleanses and detoxifies, which helps eliminate heavy metals, such as lead and mercury.
  4. Apple pectin helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin secretion.
  5. It can lowered the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma.
  6. According to Chinese Medicine: Apples strengthen the heart, quench thirst, lubricate the lungs, decrease mucous and increase body fluids.
  7. Apple cider vinegar can help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
  8. Eating apples daily can reduce skin diseases.
  9. Eating an apple before a meal can help women lose 33 percent more weight than those who didn’t.
  10. An apple has only 50-80 calories and has no fat or sodium.
  11. Apples are packed with vitamins C, A , and flavonoids and with smaller amounts of phosphorus, iron,  and calcium.
  12. Apples provide a source of potassium which may improve health of your heart.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Soft-Tissue Sarcoma

soft-tissue sarcoma is a form of sarcoma that develops in connective tissue, though the term is sometimes applied to elements of the soft tissue that are not currently considered connective tissue.

In their early stages, soft-tissue sarcomas usually do not cause symptoms. Because soft tissue is relatively elastic, tumors can grow rather large, pushing aside normal tissue, before they are felt or cause any problems. The first noticeable symptom is usually a painless lump or swelling. As the tumor grows, it may cause other symptoms, such as pain or soreness, as it presses against nearby nerves and muscles. If in the abdomen it can cause abdominal pains commonly mistaken for menstrual cramps, indigestion, or cause constipation.









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