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Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and fin......more
Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and financial concerns.
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Rafiq Clinic is known for housing experienced Acupuncturists. Dr. Mohamed Rafiq, a well-reputed Acupuncturist, practices in Bangalore. Visit this medical health centre for Acupuncturists recommended by 81 patients.

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Why Ginger Is Important For Your Health?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Nashik
Why Ginger Is Important For Your Health?

Ayurveda is an everyday life science that cures a number of maladies based on the use of herbs, yoga, oil massages and a number of lifestyle tweaks. Ayurveda uses everyday tweaks in order to reach the root cause of the ailment and cure it. Therefore, it makes use of a lot of everyday items that can make changes in the doshas that create an imbalance. Ginger is one such ingredient that has a number of health benefits as per Ayurveda. It is a root spice or flowering plant with an orange brown hue. Read on to know more.

  1. Healing Digestive Properties: Ginger has a number of healing properties thanks to its chemical composition as they make it ideal for patients suffering from digestive problems such an irritable bowel syndrome. It also helps in improved production of the digestive juices which can help in flushing out toxins or Ama. This spice also keeps the digestive fires burning due to the heat that it emanates.
  2. Nutrition: Ginger also helps in better absorption of nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the food that we eat. This helps in better weight management as well as better digestion, which can prevent a number of diseases including cancer.
  3. Stress: Brewing a cup of green or white tea with a hint of Ginger can instantly spread a wonderful fragrance throughout the home and calm your senses by enveloping them. The fragrant properties of Ginger also have a healing effect which can lessen and prevent stress.
  4. Nausea: Small doses of Ginger are especially helpful for pregnant women who are suffering from acute and excessive morning sickness or nausea.
  5. Muscle Pain: Ginger can be used to reduce pain and soreness in one's muscles. It can be brewed as tea or taken in small slivers after a particularly intense workout. It is also known to help in relieving pain experienced by patients suffering from arthritis and other ailments related to joint and muscles. This condiment also helps in reducing the inflammation in the joints due to its proven anti-inflammatory properties.
  6. Diabetes and Heart Disease: Ginger is known to dramatically reduce the blood sugar level. It shows a reduction in the markers for oxidized lipoproteins, which also lowers the risk of high cholesterol and heart disease.
  7. Menstrual Pain: Just a gram or two of Ginger can be ingested on a daily basis to get relief from severe pain during menstrual cramps in women.

Ginger can be used to season foods like salads, curries and stir fried vegetables and also for preparing tea so that some quantity can be ingested every day. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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Comparison Between Red Meat & White Meat

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Comparison Between Red Meat & White Meat

Meat forms an essential part of the daily diet of many people. But it often gets difficult to choose between white meat (chicken or fish) and red meat (beef or pork or mutton) due to the numerous health benefits offered by both. Moreover, both kinds of meat have some health risks as well, which should be kept in mind while consuming either of them.

Read on to find how each type of meat may affect your health, and, which will be more beneficial for your body.

Fat content

People who are more conscious about their weight often tend to choose white meat over red meat because of its lower fat content. For example, fat content in chicken is only about 11%, whereas pork contains about 45% fat. Moreover, the saturated fat content of red meat is about 2.64 times that of white meat.

Protein content

100 gm of chicken breast has about 29.80 gm of protein, whereas the same amount of lamb and pork contain 22.51 gm and 27.55 gm protein respectively. In this case, consumption of white meat will prove to be beneficial as your body can absorb only 74% of the protein in red meat and 80% of the protein in white meat.

Other nutrient content

Red meat is rich in niacin, vitamin b12, riboflavin and thiamine, iron and minerals like zinc and phosphorus. While vitamin b12 aids proper nerve health and ensures that the red blood cells function properly, zinc is responsible for strengthening your immune system.

White meat contains fewer nutrients in comparison to red meat. However, fish contains a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids, which help in improving lipid profiles and prevent cardiovascular diseases.

Health risks

Consumption of both types of meat has been long associated with increased risk of different diseases. The presence of myoglobin, a type of protein in red meat, is responsible for increasing the risk of certain types of cancer. Also, red meat has been often linked with increased chances of hypertension and heart diseases.

These days, feeding antibiotics to chicken for enlarging their size have become a common practice. So, consumption of this type of meat increases the amount of drug-resistant bacteria in your body and reduces the effect of useful drugs too.

While white meat still provides good health benefits, red is NOT RECOMMENDED!!

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Juice Over Fruits - 2 Advantages & Disadvantages

Wellness Coach, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Diploma in Weight Loss
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Juice Over Fruits - 2 Advantages & Disadvantages

Do you love to eat up the whole fruit? Or, is it the freshly crushed juice that appeals to you more. Both as you know are healthy options. However, is there really a difference between the nutritional value of the two, if it involves the same fruit?
The answer is a big 'Yes'.
While freshly squeezed fruit juice is a healthy addition to your daily diet, it cannot replace eating whole fruits (or vegetables). In the choice between juicing and eating whole fruits, though juicing has its advantages, the latter offers more nutrition. Here's why.
Advantage: Juicing is convenient
The convenience of gulping down a glass of juice versus eating a whole fruit is one of the biggest advantages of juicing. However, this counts as a convenience only if you aren't making the juice and cleaning the juicer yourself. When you have to make your own juice, it probably would be easier to simply cut and eat the fruit.
Advantage: Juicing makes it easier for the body to absorb nutrients
Juicing is said to make absorbing nutrients easier for people with digestive diseases such as inflammatory bowel diseases. This is because the process of juicing removes fibers thus giving the digestive system less work to do. Another advantage is eating a whole fruit fills you up more than drinking a glass of juice. This allows you to take in higher amounts of vitamins, minerals, enzymes etc. However, this theory has not been proved.
Disadvantage: Juicing removes fiber
Though the removal of fiber makes it easier for the body to digest fruit juice, this loss of fiber is actually a disadvantage for people with a healthy digestive system. Since the digestive system does not have to work on digesting fibers in juice, the body uses fewer calories in the process. Lesser calories burnt imply lesser weight loss. Since juices are digested faster than whole fruits, hunger is satisfied for shorter periods of time leading to an increased appetite.
Disadvantage: Juicing removes flavonoids
Along with a loss of fiber, flavonoids found in the skin and fruit pulp are also lost in the process of juicing. Flavonoids have been linked to longevity and are best known for their antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help prevent a number of cardiovascular diseases. In citrus fruits, the whole fruit is said to have five times the flavonoids as a glass of juice made from them.
To fuse the convenience of juice and the healthiness as whole fruit, use a blender instead of a juicer. This way, you don't lose any fruit pulp and can enjoy a tasty glass of juice. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

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I am 22 years old and my height is 5'8" but my weight is only 50 kg. I want to increase my diet but I am unable to do it as my stomach doesn't allows me to. Whenever I eat chapatti, oily food I feel like vomiting. So please suggest me what to do to improve my diet capacity, digestion and gain weight.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 22 years old and my height is 5'8" but my weight is only 50 kg. I want to increase my diet but I am unable to do...
Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs instead of large meals for better digestion. Take plenty of water every day. Take high protein diet to gain healthy weight. Ask me privately for customized diet plan for you.
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I want to increase my weight. Now I am 50 kg but I want to make it 60. What should I do.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I want to increase my weight. Now I am 50 kg but I want to make it 60. What should I do.
Weight gain can be a time-consuming process. But you have to be patient and practice it correctly. You should take every 2 hourly meal and fix your meal timing and include good amount of nuts and High Proteins Like Eggs, lean meat, fish, skinless chicken, pulses, sprouts, and dairy products that rich sources of proteins. Take fruit shakes (Like banana, mango) + 5-6 almonds and 1-2 walnuts.
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Vitamin Supplements - 7 Cases You Need Them

Post Graduate in Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ahmedabad
Vitamin Supplements - 7 Cases You Need Them

Do you need vitamin supplements? Here's how to find out

Taking vitamin and mineral supplements is increasingly becoming common these days. People generally opt for these supplements to ensure good health as their diets are usually lacking in vitamins due to the pursuit of a hectic lifestyle.

But before you begin consuming vitamin supplements, it's necessary for you to know whether your body actually needs them. According to nutritionists, you should plan your diet appropriately to fulfil your nutritional needs and not depend on vitamin supplements to do so. If your diet includes foods like fruits, green vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, legumes, fish and lean meat, you won't need vitamin supplements.

So, when exactly do you need vitamin supplements?

You might need vitamin supplements in the following cases:

  • If you are above the age of 50, you can take vitamin b-12 supplement. Additionally, you may consider eating food items fortified with vitamin b-12, like fortified cereals.
  • If your diet does not meet the normal requirement of 1, 600 calories a day, you should consider dietary supplements. Moreover, the diet of people who do not consume red meat usually lacks in zinc and iron, which can be supported by vitamin supplements.
  • If you are a woman whose menstrual cycle is associated with heavy bleeding, you might need vitamin supplements.
  • If you suffer from a disorder that has a negative impact on the nutrient absorption process of your body, you need to take vitamin supplements. These conditions include chronic diarrhoea, food intolerance, food allergies or any disease related to the liver, pancreas, intestines and gall bladder.
  • If your body has difficulty in absorbing and digesting nutrients because of a surgery of the digestive tract.
  • If you are a woman who is planning to have a child. Women who want to get pregnant should consume 400 mg folic acid, which can be obtained from dietary supplements or fortified foods.
  • If you are pregnant, you should include a prenatal vitamin in your daily diet. This vitamin should contain iron. You may also fulfil this iron requirement by consuming a separate iron supplement. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist.

 

Recently I have joined gym for a workout. Please suggest me a diet before and after gym. My height 5.10 inches and weight 52 kgs, age 23 years. Waiting for a response. Thanks in advance.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Recently I have joined gym for a workout. Please suggest me a diet before and after gym. My height 5.10 inches and we...
Take paneer sandwich or paratha with milk pre workout and take sprouts or mong dal cheela / vegetable sandwich with curd post workout. Ask me privately for customized diet plan for you.
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Dear Doctor, leg below knee are painful. Even after full night I find pain in the morning. I am not diabetic. Uric acid was little higher. What should I do.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Dear Doctor, leg below knee are painful. Even after full night I find pain in the morning. I am not diabetic. Uric ac...
Hello, Obesity, often results in pain knee-joints, lumber region & ankles need to be reduced, first. Tk, ,plenty of water to hydrate your skin to make muscle articulation of knee joint more flexible. Your diet be non- irritant, easily digestible on time to check gastric disorder being one of the exciting causes for knee -joint pain. Avoid, junk food, alcohol, nicotine. Tk, ,homoeopathic medicine: @.Colchicum 200-6 pills, thrice. @ Colocynth 200-6 pills, thrice. Tk, care.
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Dear sir I am shahrukh ali form indore my question is how can I increase my weight because I am so week current my weight is 49 kg so kindly give me tips & supplement Thanks you shahRukh Ali.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Dear sir
I am shahrukh ali form indore my question is how can I increase my weight because I am so week current my we...
No need to go for supplement, you should maintain your protein and carbohydrate from your dietary sources. You should take every 2 hourly meal and fix your meal timing and include good amount of nuts and High Proteins Like Eggs, lean meat, fish, skinless chicken, pulses, sprouts, and dairy products that rich sources of proteins and include fruit shakes (Like banana, mango) + 5-6 almonds and 1-2 walnuts.
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I want to keep my body shape gud but I don't want to eat supplements tell me how can i grow my body.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I want to keep my body shape gud but I don't want to eat supplements tell me how  can i grow my body.
Please Avoid supplements totally Do following. Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Do exercises at gym daily Take Sprouts, milk, dates, beet root, green leafy vegetables, jaggery regularly Can take Lohasav 10 ml Twice a day for 3 months Tab geriforte by Himalaya 2 2 for 3 mths.
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I'm a single student. My weight below 50 so I am not qualify to defence jobs please tell how to growth my weight.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I'm a single student. My weight below 50 so I am not qualify to defence jobs please tell how to growth my weight.
Please Do following. Wake up early go for jogging daily DO yogasanas and pranayam daily Do heavy exercises at gym daily Take Bananas, dates, anjeer, jaggery, milk regularly Take sprouts regularly Take Amway protein powder 2 tsf Twice a day for 6 mths Lohasav 10 ml Twice a day for 6 mths Tab geriforte by Himalaya 11 for 6 mths Measure your weight after 1 month.
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Hello doctor, my mother is mixing some water in our daily milk packet. Is there any problem with that? How much milk should I Take a day?

General Physician,
Hello doctor, my mother is mixing some water in our daily milk packet. Is there any problem with that? How much milk ...
Well, the answer differs based on your diet. If you are taking high protein in other forms like nuts, eggs or meat then you can reduce the milk intake to even one cup a day. Also milk contains calcium, so if you are having fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet daily reducing milk intake won't cause any problems.
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I am very lean. I eat too much but still not able to put on weight. I've tried everything. Every protein shake. Every medicine. But nothing seems to help me. I am underweight. I'm loosing confidence in me. Plzz help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
I am very lean. I eat too much but still not able to put on weight. I've tried everything. Every protein shake. Every...
A person having weight below the range that is considered normal as per his/her height and age is believed to be underweight. Many persons may be underweight simply because of their genetic makeup. Others may be underweight because of other factors such as eating less or taking a diet insufficient in nutrients. There are a few medical conditions that make a person lose weight and fall in the underweight category. These medical conditions include IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid), tuberculosis, crohn’s disease, and liver problems. A person who is stressed or depressed may also lose weight. Homeopathic medicines are extremely helpful for persons looking to gain weight. Homeopathy offers a wide range of medicines that can help underweight persons gain weight in a healthy way. The selection of Homeopathic medicines for gaining weight is based on individual case presentation. The medicines help gain weight while at the same time building immunity. In fact, Homeopathic medicines work by correcting the underlying medical condition that has caused the weight loss in the first place, thereby improving the overall health condition of the person concerned. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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Someone tell me how can I gain weight as I have 58 kg please some one help me as I feel very awkward when I wear clothes it does not look attractive .what should I eat regularly to gain more wait.

Certified Nutrition Consultant
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Kolhapur
Someone tell me how can I gain weight as I have 58 kg please some one help me as I feel very awkward when I wear clot...
Eat surplus calories and do exercise regularly .u need high protein well balanced diet with 5 to 6 small meals a day to gain muscle mass.
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Hello doctors. I'm 18 years old student. I feel tired throughout the day, but I can't sleep at night. I wake up at night at any time. I can't concentrate properly And feel too less confident. I fear talking in people even with my family and my friends. Daytime tiredness and sleepiness. Difficulty In doing tasks and remembering. Irritability and depression. What should I do? I'm damn worried about that. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Hello doctors. I'm 18 years old student. I feel tired throughout the day, but I can't sleep at night. I wake up at ni...
Please Take Tab prothiaden 30 1 at nt Do following. To increase your confidence. Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily with relaxed mind Do pranayam and yoga daily Do meditation regularly Take salads and fruits more Take milk regularly Reconsult after 15 days.
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Continue sleepless since 15 days. I am too. Much disturb & feeling mad like condition. What should I have to do?

BAMS, MD, Panchakrma
Ayurveda, Nashik
Continue sleepless since 15 days. I am too. Much disturb & feeling mad like condition. What should I have to do?
ayurvedic medicine as well shirodha is best for you . Massaging to your head with suitable oil It clears the block in the energy channels that cause a build -up negative energy. It increases energy level, alertness and concentration. Wonderful relaxing therapy. It gives relief from pain, stress, insomnia, tension and tiredness. Helps to reduce the stiffness of muscle Reduces physical and mental fatigue. Improve the circulation to head, neck, scalp, face shoulder area. Relieves a headache and migraines. Stimulate healthy hair growth. Prevent hair fall and graying of hair. Anti ageing -relax facial and eye muscles to make you look younger and healthy. Key to increasing eyesight. consult privately if intrested in medicines & other treatment
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Hi, I am healthy fat (around 75 kgs, height 5 ft 10 inches ). Though I wish to be much thinner (face fat, body fat ). I was quite thinner till last year as I was staying in hostel and starved most of the times. I still can moderately starve and I know my body will respond very quickly. However, I saw a documentary how starvibg moderately could be lowering my metabolism which in turn will make me fatter if I start eating normally. Pls suggest me a way to get thinner, possibly increasing metabolism and decrease body weight. I eat clean mostly.

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi, I am healthy fat (around 75 kgs, height 5 ft 10 inches ). Though I wish to be much thinner (face fat, body fat )....
Take high fiber low fat diet. Drink lot of water everyday. Take small and frequent meals at regular intervals of 2-3 hrs. Avoid outside food completely.
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Hi mam, I am 17 years old but I am still underweight so I checked my thyroid levels. T3 1.19 ng/ml, T3 7.60 if/dl, TSH 5.270uIU/ml do l have thyroid problem.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Hi mam, I am 17 years old but I am still underweight so I checked my thyroid levels. T3 1.19 ng/ml, T3 7.60 if/dl, TS...
lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. Your thyroid test results seem to be fine. There is no hypothyroidism. Being under weight is not due to any problem with thyroid gland. It could be related to your dietary intake and physical activity (exercise). My suggestion is please join a gym and do certain exercises under guidance of a trainer and take more proteins in the diet. You are pretty young, so weight can be built. Thanks.
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Is eating daily morning & evening, Priya gold Marie lite biscuits with tea are harmful to a 68 years old person or me or not. Please intimate. In this subject an article was appeared on display last week on my mobile app, but I could not opened it due to problem of internet connectivity. Now at present this article is not available on Lybrate app.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Is eating daily morning & evening, Priya gold Marie lite biscuits with tea are harmful to a 68 years old person or me...
There are no such reports of having any side effects of eating any particular biscuits. But yes it is sure that it will not have any good effect also. And if you are eating them because of the lucrative advertisement then don't get mislead by such things.
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Hi, I am 5'4 and my age is 22 years old male I would like to increase my height by 4 inches and also my weight is 55 kg ,please suggest some medicine homeopathic which may help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Chennai
Hi, I am 5'4 and my age is 22 years old male I would like to increase my height by 4 inches and also my weight is 55 ...
The homeopathic medicine acts mainly on three sites:- 1. Increase Growth Hormones Production a. The growth is not only dependent on genetic but hormones equally plays important role in body`s growth. b. Your growth potential reduces especially after puberty because your pituitary gland becomes inactive. Homoeopathic medicine stimulates the pituitary gland to increased production of natural level of growth hormones, which causes growth of the cartilaginous portions of the vertebrae and the long bones. 2. Cartilages Growth Al though most of your bones can`t grow any longer after puberty, the articular cartilages that connect many bones can still grow thicker. Besides the distal potion on each vertebrae, the distal end of Femur and the proximal end of Tibia each can grow up to an inch, which gives another 2 inches extra height. 3. Spinal Column Extension The Spinal column in upper body contributes significantly to r height because it accounts for 35% of total height. One important component of the spine is inter-vertebral discs. These discs are located between each of 33 vertebrae. On average, your total discs account for one-quarter the length of your vertebral column - 4.5 to 6 inches for most people. The thicker the discs, the longer your spinal column is and the taller you become. Homeopathic medicine allows your height by expanding the discs and lengthening your spine. Recent scientific research has proven that most young adults can still grow a few inches taller even after the bones in their lower body have become ossified. This is because besides the length of the femur bone, tibia bone, and other bones in the lower body, the length of the spinal column in the upper body also significantly contributes to human height. You can easily take an online consultation for further treatment guidance and permanent cure without any side effects
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