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Dt. Shona

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

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Is it possible canary seed alpiste silica fibre free can reduce diabetic sugar level. Please advise.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Though there are claims by advertisers, medical science had no definite evidence based proof, Nor is it advised as a cure by modernmedicien , If you can send me your reports I can suggest you the proper treatment. ASk privately.
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How to increase my height, how to get slim, I am now dieting, But still no result,

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
1. Mix three teaspoons of lemon juice, one teaspoon of honey, and one-half teaspoon of black pepper powder in one glass of water. 2. Drink it in the morning on an empty stomach. 3. Do this daily for at least three months. 4. Drink mint tea or make a paste of green mint with some simple spices and eat during meals. 5. Eat vegetables such as bitter gourd and drumsticks to control obesity. 6. Do bhujang asana, dhanurasana, naukasana, kumbhakasana, pavanamukthasana daily 10 min per asana. 7. Do running early morning daily and join aerobics in evening. 8. Avoid oily and spicy food. And constipation. 9. Do jumping daily early morning for height gain.
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I am getting thinner day by day. My regular diabetes test is 256. What should I do?

MBBS, DNB, Diploma Dyslipidemia, CCEBDM, CCMTD
General Physician, Gurgaon
Dear lybrate user with the limited amount of information provided it appears that you are suffering from diabetes. It could had been better had you provided us with your last prescription, latest fasting sugars, hba1c levels and any other recent relevant investigations along with the complete medication list. For the successful treatment of diabetes it is advised if you can start exercising on a regular basis preferably 30-45 minutes, diet modifications with low carbohydrate and high fibre diet along with medications as advised. Hope that solves your query. Anything more then please feel free to revert.
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Lost a lot of weight around 19-21 kgs. Post weight loss thighs have become saggy & breasts deflated. Gained 5 kgs back in last 3 months again to help with excess skin. I need to fix this without surgery. Am 23 years old. Will weight training and gaining weight cure this? I am healthy. Weight gain can reverse this problem? Please help. I can not go forward for marriage because of this problem. Please provide some help. Thankyou.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
You are confused between weight loss , sagging skin & weight gain. Gaining weight will not help you for sure. Eat healthy but no crash dieting which can lead to saggy organs if dieting is not combined with exercise. Moderation should the mantra.losing 21 kgs is difficult and you must have starved to do so. At 23 if getting married is bothering you , then think about a healthy bride who has to adjust and get oriented with a new family. Can you afford to fall sick or eat special diets to remain slim and trim and be body obsessed only? Start eating a healthy high protein diet with no sugars or bad fats . getting massage will tone up muscles besides increasing the blood flow evenly to entire body. simple walking / swimming is a good outdoor exercise but if pollution or humidity bothers , then use a stable exercise cycle at home and do push ups with weights for arms. do yoga and meditation for weight loss and for stability. good luck.
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I have a desk job. And I am 22 years old. My weight is 67 kgs now with loos tummy. Please suggest me something to loose my wight as soon as possible or at least a tummy.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi. Everyone has some belly fat, even people who have flat abs. That's normal. But too much belly fat can affect your health in a way that other fat doesn't. There are four keys to controlling belly fat: exercise, diet, sleep, and stress management. 1. Exercise: vigorous exercise trims all your fat, including visceral fat. Get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise at least 5 days a week. Walking counts, as long as it's brisk enough that you work up a sweat and breathe harder, with your heart rate faster than usual. 2. Diet: there is no magic diet for belly fat. But when you lose weight on any diet, belly fat usually goes first. 3. Sleep: getting the right amount of shut-eye helps. In one study, people who got 6 to 7 hours of sleep per night gained less visceral fat over 5 years compared to those who slept 5 or fewer hours per night or 8 or more hours per night. Sleep may not have been the only thing that mattered -- but it was part of the picture. 4. Stress: everyone has stress. How you handle it matters. The best things you can do include relaxing with friends and family, meditating, exercising to blow off steam, and getting counseling. That leaves you healthier and better prepared to make good choices for yourself. Medication: 1. Regularly do massage with utsadana powder for 10-15 mins before bath will helps to mreduce the belly fat.
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Sir my father is a sugar patient I just want to know dat 1. Does he eat fruits 2. If yes then which types of fruit 3suggest foods which are edible 4 him 4. Suggest a ayurvedic sugar medicine for him to generate insulin 5. How can he make his pancreas healthy.

Yes he can have fruits such as pomegranate, dates palm, pappaya, orange. Foods prepared of wheat & millets are more good. Intake of oats prepared with milk once daily is very good. Having dinner by 7-8 can help to control fbs. Then with ayurvedic sugar medicines, I can provide you it. I prepare ayurvedic medicines at my home for my patients. If possible I will courier you the medicines to your address. Or else you can have powder of fenugreek seeds daily 2 tablespoon mixed with water. By doing all this gradually his pancreas will come to normal. Also I suggest the practice of yoga nd meditation esply suryanamaskar.
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I want to make my upper body wide. Can you please tell me any exercise to make my shoulder and back wide. What should I do to make my upper body wide?

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
The best upper body exercise is pushups. Do 100 pushups daily 25+25+25+25=100. Which becomes 3000 pushups in 1 month and 36000 pushups in a year. If you can do it your body will become unbeatable.
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I am 24 years old .am feeling weakness due to swpnadosh for a long time around 3-4 years frequently. Pls guide me.

Dear lybrate-user, first of all let me make it clear that you may experience nightfalls/nocturnal emission of sperm for twice in a month if you do not have a habit of masturbation or if you do not indulge in any sexual intercourse. However, if you experience nightfalls for more than twice in a month then it is surely abnormal. Every person experience an erection after a sleep of 6-8 hours. Such an erection during waking up from sleep is a typical characteristic of normal sexual system. An uninterrupted sleep of 6-8 hours pacifies the nerves which get hyper-activated after a long day's work & results in a sexual arousal by channelising the blood flow towards the male sexual system. But an erected penis cannot ejaculate involuntarily unless it is being rubbed as it undergoes during masturbation & sexual intercourse. Involuntary ejaculation of semen indicates that the internal muscles of your pelvic region are not strong enough to control the outflow of semen. However, nightfalls indicate that you are having a normal erection as well as it also proves that there is no deficit of sperm production in testis. Nightfall implies that there is only loss of control of the pelvic muscles. It is often observed that an unmarried person suffering from nightfalls complains of premature ejaculation after marriage if his problem of nightfalls is left untreated. The cause behind such quick discharge during sex is same as it is in case of nightfalls i. E. Loss of the control of the muscles of pelvic region. To get rid of nightfalls carry on the following medication as directed:- 1) 5 drops of homoeopathic china 30 or cinchona officinalis 30, thrice daily, in empty stomach. 2) take 30 drops of homoeopathic mother tincture withania somnifera q in a cup of water daily after lunch apart from medicines you could try a home therapy. Soak 5 grams of fennel seeds (snouff) & 5 grams of rock candy (misri) in a glass of water before going to bed daily. On waking up next morning drink the snouf-misri soaked water in empty stomach.
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Kya daily milk lena necessary hai in place of milk dusra kuch suggest kre doctor mujhe milk pasand hai lekin phir bhi mai milk nhi khana chahti to dusra kuch suggest kr de plz.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
In place of milk you can take. Curd /lassi /cheese / paneer. All these are equally good substitutes for milk.
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I am getting lazzyness what should I do and what type of food should I prefer and which fruits I have to eat ?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
1. Eat a balanced diet rich in proteins, minerals, vitamins, and fat. 2.Fill your diet with a wide range of fruits, vegetables, lean meats, fish, eggs, pulses, nuts, seeds, wholegrains and naturally low fat dairy foods. 3.Donot skip breakfast. 4.Drink plenty of fluids and water. 5.Exercise is an extremely important factor in staying healthy so try to be active. 6.Make sure you get enough sleep ? it's an essential part of being healthy.While we're asleep, our bodies have that all-important time to repair.
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How to increase weight , as I am 22 of age now but my weight is 45 kg. What diet should I follow. Suggest some diet plan.

PGDD, RD, Bachelor of Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hye, Thanks for the query. If you want to gain some weight, you need to eat more calories than you burn. 1.  Eat 5 to 6 meals a day In order to gain weight, you need to start eating 5-6 meals a day. However, it is important that you break these meals into parts, as eating a lot at once may result in indigestion. Also, be sure to include healthy foods in your diet for a healthy weight gain. 2.  Weight train at least 3 times a week When you train with weights, your muscles grow. 3.  Consume more calories than you burn. Eating calories more than your normal intake may not be easy, but you must do it if you want to stop being skinny. Make sure you don’t do it just by overeating at once, but instead do it gradually over the whole day. 4.  Work out your entire body A lot of gym goers usually train only the muscles on their arms, chest and shoulders and this is a grave error. Make sure you workout your entire body for a wholesome weight gain. 5.  Load up on protein As informed earlier, you have to consume more calories than your normal intake every day. You can do this by eating foods rich in protein like dairy, meat, eggs, nuts, dry fruits, pulses, sprouts, smoothies, milk shakes etc. 6.  Drink your calories It may be tough to meet your calorie requirements by just eating. Drinking milk, lassi, milkshakes or fruit smoothies with little or no sugar can be a great way to load up on the required calories. 7.  Try and eat fast (but don’t choke on it) Your body takes some time to give signals of satiety which is why eating fast can help you eat more. 8.  Focus on recovery after each workout Stretching exercises, foods rich in carbohydrates can help recover your body significantly. Also, you should aim for 8 hours of sleep as inadequate sleep can cause several problems. 9.  Be patient with yourself Hoping to gain weight quickly in a healthy manner is unrealistic. Even if you follow all the advice that is there, you may end up gaining just 1-2 kilos in a month. Every body is different, and just because you are not seeing results in terms of weight gain, you shouldn’t feel discouraged. Living healthy by eating the right diet will make you feel better and more positive about life and increase your strength. 10.  Believe in yourself.
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I am a housewife and my weight is constantly increasing since one month. After doing daily 30minutes walk also my weight has been increasing. Please help me to decrease my weight.

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Hi firstly, start doing surya namaskar in morning and start eating triphla chooran (natural medicine) in morning empty stomach with luke warm water. Start a fruit dieting every alternative day, means you have to eat fruits every alternative days & normal fruit every other alternative days. Avoid late night dinners and try to eat nothing after sunset. Sit in vajrasana after every meal you eat for 10 minutes. Walk atleast 30 min in morning.
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I am28year old male person. Some week I feel weakness in my health. What should do me.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hanumangarh
I recommend the following points: 1) a healthy and well balanced diet play an important role. 2) always have something for breakfast, and never attempt to skip it. 3) have 8 hours or sleep daily. Try to sleep early and wake up early. 4) as much as possible, avoid tobacco or cigarette smoking. Try not to drink too much alcohol, too. 5) having more foods rich in iron such as spinach, apricots and raisins are helpful. 6) consuming more fruits and vegetables can make the body fit and healthy. 7) avoid alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.
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I have a desk job and in the last two years my weight has gone up from 70 to 85 kg. I want to lose weight . Please help.

Homeopath, Pune
First to find out the right cause of your problem of obesity. We need detail symptoms or investigation to make a correct line of treatment for you. Diet plan, exercise with homoeopathic medicine is work and provide permanent cure. Only diet plan or exercise help to reduce weight but it's temporary treatment or half treatment.
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Myself Yuvraj Goyal I am 39 years old and suffer with Diabetes so please consult me what Ayurveda medicine suit for me.

Dietitian/Nutritionist, Chandigarh
Diabetes is a very diverse condition and eery diabetic differs from other diabetics in one or many ways. However, the good thing about diabetes is that it can be controlled in an effective manner. You just need proper guidance on diet, exercises and lifestyle changes. Connect with me on lybrate to know more about the carb-intake, insulin monitoring and other important things.
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Sir pls. Tell me how to loose weight from. Thighs I AM Having a big fat in thighs.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi Lybrate user … Eat few these things for avoid over weight gain and fat. Apples: They are super foods that you can take three to four times a day as a substitute to carb-rich foods. Almonds: Rich in Vitamin E and has high fiber content that will make you feel full and reduce your hunger. Green Leafy Vegetables: They are rich in fiber and very low in calories. They will help in preventing water retention. Avocado: They are rich in high fiber and have high monounsaturated fatty acids that help in reducing belly fat. Cucumber: Cucumber is a vegetable that has high water content and is very low in calories. Watermelon: It is a fruit that has 80% water content in it and very few calories. They help in easily attaining desired waistline. Beans: This vegetable helps in improving digestion, as well as strengthening muscles. It will help in toning the belly by reducing hunger and prevent you from overeating.
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I want to be slim but healthy. What should I do? Exercise or yoga or balance diet?

Unani Specialist, Coimbatore
Chew the food properly to improve digestion. Avoid excessive intake of beverages such as coffee and tea immediately after meal. The right combination of healthy food, exercise, right breathing rest and sleep, go a long way in a happier. Focus on eating each meal containing a protein then do regular exercise. To get Maximum Satisfied Result by eating foods are, Chapatti, potatoes, egg, chicken, Rice, mutton, Milk, Banana, Dry Fruit They can increase the level of your protein intake. They can help you to increase the appetite naturally and you can consume more food. Minerals, Nutrients and Calories, you can enrich foods with nuts, fruits, and yogurt. If you can’t gain weight in spite of following the above steps Seek medical advice
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कलौंजी के फायदे और नुकसान - Kalonji Ke Fayde Aur Nuksan in Hindi

B.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
कलौंजी के फायदे और नुकसान - Kalonji Ke Fayde Aur Nuksan in Hindi

निगेला सतीवा, जिसे कलौंजी या काला जीरा भी कहा जाता है, दक्षिण और दक्षिण-पश्चिम एशिया का एक वार्षिक फूल पौधे हैं जो कि रनुनकुलसै परिवार से संबंधित है. इसकी खेती और उपयोग का सबसे पहला रिकॉर्ड प्राचीन मिस्र से आता है। काले बीज का तेल, वास्तव में, मिस्र के फराओ तूतनखामेन की कब्र में पाया गया था। यहां तक कि अरबी  संस्कृतियों  में, काले  जीरा  को  हबताबुल  बारकाह  के  नाम  से  जाना  जाता  है,  जिसका  अर्थ  है  "आशीर्वाद  का  बीज"। यह  भी  माना  जाता  है  कि  इस्लामी  नबी  मोहम्मद  ने  इसके  बारे  में  कहा  कि  यह  "मौत  को  छोड़कर  सभी  रोगों  के  लिए  एक  उपाय  है"।
यह टाइल तत्वों, विटामिन, क्रिस्टलीय निगेलोन, वाष्पशील तेल, एल्किलॉइड, लोहा, सोडियम, पोटेशियम, कैल्शियम, एमिनो एसिड, सैपोनिन, कच्चे फाइबर, प्रोटीन और फैटी एसिड जैसे लिनेलेनिक और ओलिक एसिड से भरा है. यह तीन प्रमुख प्राकृतिक रसायनों में भी समृद्ध है: थॉमोक्विनोन (टीक्यू), थिइमोहिड्रोक्विनोन (टीएचक्यू) और थेयमोल।

कलौंजी के लाभ:
1. मधुमेह को रोकें: कलौंजी के तेल में अग्नाशयी बीटा-कोशिकाएं का क्रमिक आंशिक उत्थान करता है, कम सीरम इंसुलिन सांद्रता  को बढ़ता है और ऊंचा सीरम ग्लूकोज को घटाता है। हर सुबह काली चाय के कप में तेल का आधा चम्मच लें और कुछ हफ्तों में अंतर देखें। 
2. सिरदर्द को राहत दें: कलौंजी तेल सिरदर्द के लिए एक अद्भुत प्राकृतिक उपाय है जो तीव्र और प्रभावी परिणाम प्रदान करता है. अपने माथे पर कलौंजी तेल को रगड़ो, आराम करो, और अपने सिरदर्द गायब होते देखें।
3. वजन घटाने के लिए:  निगेला सतवा एक अद्भुत विरोधी भड़काऊ एजेंट है जो लोगों को वैसे ही वजन कम करने में मदद करने के लिए जाना जाता है जिस तरह से यह मधुमेह रोगियों की मदद करता है। विशेष रूप से, भार के इन कारणों को कम करके:
- भूख
- आंत में ग्लूकोज अवशोषण
- जिगर ग्लुकोनोजेनेसिस
- रक्त शर्करा के स्तर
- कोलेस्ट्रॉल
- ट्राइग्लिसराइड्स
4. बालों के लिए: शायद सबसे अनूठे काले बीज के तेल के लाभ में से एक बालों के झड़ने का इलाज करने की क्षमता है। 
5. जिगर स्वास्थ्य के लिए: उन लोगों के लिए जिन्होंने दवा के दुष्प्रभाव, शराब की खपत, या बीमारी के कारण खराब जिगर समारोह से संघर्ष किया है, कलौंजी के तेल से हीलिंग प्रक्रिया की गति बढ़ सकती है।
6. त्वचा के लिए: यह मुँहासे और मुँहासे पैदा करने वाले बैक्टीरिया से लड़ता है और स्वाभाविक रूप से स्वच्छ, स्पष्ट, चिकनी और चमकदार त्वचा प्रदान करता है।
7. स्मरण-शक्ति बढ़ाता है: कलौंजी बीज का एक और लाभ स्मृति शक्ति और एकाग्रता को बढ़ाना है. यह अनुपस्थिति का इलाज करने और सतर्कता बढ़ाने में भी मदद करता है। 
8. जोड़ों के दर्द के लिए: गठिया सबसे दुखद उम्र से संबंधित बीमारियों में से एक है जो अधिकांश बुजुर्ग लोगों को प्रभावित करता है. कलौंजी बीज और कलौंजी तेल गठिया के कारण संयुक्त दर्द को दूर कर सकते हैं.
9. रक्तचाप को नियंत्रित करें: उच्च रक्तचाप के लिए कलौंजी बीज के लाभों को अच्छी तरह से जाना जाता है, और यह सबसे विश्वसनीय और समय-परीक्षणित घरेलू उपचारों में से एक है।
10. दांतों के लिए: कलौंजी पारंपरिक रूप से दंत समस्याओं की देखभाल करने के लिए इस्तेमाल किया गया है जैसे सूजन या मसूड़ों के रक्तस्राव और कमजोर दांत.
11. प्रतिरक्षा के लिए: अगर आप रोजाना इसे दैनिक उपयोग करते हैं, तो कलौंजी तेल, शहद और गर्म पानी का मिश्रण आपकी प्रतिरक्षा को मजबूत करने में भी मदद कर सकता है।

कलौंजी के दुष्प्रभाव
1. सम्पर्क से होने वाला चर्मरोग: कलौंजी का एक संभावित दुष्प्रभाव सम्पर्क से होने वाला चर्मरोग है। कलौंजी को बस छूकर भी त्वचा पर लाल धब्बे हो सकते हैं, जो अक्सर खुजली वाली सनसनी भी करते है।
2. अल्प रक्त-चाप: कलौंजी ब्लड प्रेशर को इतना कम कर सकता है कि यह हाइपोटेंशन का कारण बनता है, खासकर यदि आप वर्तमान में मूत्रवर्धक या एंटीहाइपरेटिव दवा ले रहे हैं.
इसलिए कोई भी चिकित्सा स्थिति का इलाज करने के लिए कलौंजी लेने से पहले हमेशा अपने डॉक्टर से बात करनी चाहिए।

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Mam I am 67. I need my face back in shape along with I need to loose some weight . Hlp me out please .

Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Homoeopathy has the best answer for your can lose weight with the help of homoeopathic medicines, without any side effects. This involves correction your metabolism. 1. Take phytolacca berry tablets (wsi), 2 tablets with warm water, three times a day, half an hour before meals. 2. fatoline drops from Haslab, 15 drops + 1/2 cup of warm water, twice a day. 3. Take 1 glass of luke warm water with lemon juice and honey in the morning for 15 days in a month. 4.Take 1 cup of green tea in the evening daily. 5. Do Surya Namaskar , yoga asans like Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), Sarvangasana (Shoulder Stand Pose),Vajrasana (Diamond Pose), Pavanamuktasana (Wind-Relieving Pose), Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 6. avoid sweets, oily, spicy, junk food, chocolates. 7. drink plenty of water daily. 8.Eat good quantity of green vegetables, salad and fruits.
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