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Ayurveda And Knee Pain

Swapnadeep Ayurveda 87% (30 ratings)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Ayurveda And Knee Pain

Ayurveda is a very old system of medicine, which originated in India. Using herbs found in nature to cure various illnesses, knee pain can also be permanently cured with this method indigenous to India. It reduces knee pain caused by various illnesses including arthritis, inflammation of the cartilage and wearing of the patella among others.

Here are some common ayurvedic remedies, which help reduce knee pain:

1. AlfalfaAlfalfa is medically known as Medicago Sativa. Alfalfa is excellent for making sure that your joint pain reduces, when taken in liquid form four times a day.

2. AshwagandhaAshwagandha is medically known as Withania Somnifera. In the West, Ashwagandha is popularly known as Winter Cherry. Also, it has a lot of therapeutic properties, which include reducing joint pains. 

3. Banyan - The Banyan tree's medical name is Ficus Benghalensis. It has a sap very similar to the form of rubber known as latex is derived from the Banyan tree. The Banyan tree's sap is externally applied over the joints and the pain usually disappears after a few regular applications. 

4. Bishop's weed - The medical name for Bishop's weed is Trachyspermum Ammi. The oil extracted from this herb is usually applied to the knees to reduce the intensity of such knee pains.

5. CeleryThe medical name for celery is Apium Graveolens. Celery is not only an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and associated pains in the knees, but it is also helpful in treating gout. It is usually agreed upon that this particular treatment is usually long lasting because of its alkaline nature.

6. Dandelion Dandelion's biological name is Taraxacum Officinale. It is rich in magnesium and is crucial for the correct mineralization of the bones. This mineralization allows the bones to become stronger and also prevents knee pain.

7. GarlicThe medical name for garlic is allium sativum. Five to six cloves eaten everyday has proved to reduce knee pains.

8. GingerGinger is biologically called Zingiber Officinale. These can be easily included in your diet and go a long way in curbing knee pain.

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Stretch Marks - 5 Ways To Treat Them!

Dr. Nagakeerthana S 91% (37 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Kumbakonam
Stretch Marks - 5 Ways To Treat Them!

Stretch marks cannot be treated easily. Though there are many treatments that can help in the removal of stretch marks, but you got to choose the right one that suits your preference and is affordable as well. These marks need to be thoroughly diagnosed in order to detect the mark type and then only the correct treatment procedure can be chosen without any confusion. Choose the safest treatment option that can help you to get success in a natural manner.

Treatments available for removing stretch marks:

  1. Topical options: These options are the most favourable ones as they gives you guaranteed results. It is advised to only choose verified topical solutions, which are also some of the most prominent ones which include moisturizers, Retin-A, glycolic acid, vitamin-E oil, egg oil and several others. These solutions are to be applied directly over the targeted areas in order to get desirable results. This should be followed for at least 6 months in order to get expected results.
  2. Supplemental options: You can also start taking organic supplements that are highly enriched with vitamin E. These supplements are now available in form of pills that have to be taken at least twice every day. If you use oral supplements together with topical applications, the stretch marks will slowly fade in a short span of time.
  3. Natural options: There are many home remedies that can offer you outstanding results in treating stretch marks. Essential oils are the most highlighting examples that can cater you greater benefits in this regard. Other probable remedies are sugar, potato juice, water, aloe vera, olive oil, lemon juice, castor oil, cocoa butter, alfalfa leaves, egg whites, apricots, lemon and glycerine.
  4. Laser options: These options are now treated as one of the most powerful solutions that can offer speedy results. In fact, the researchers have said that these options are the most reliable and convenient of all, and they can provide immediate effects. Old stretch-marks can be well treated by laser resurfacing while the new ones can be treated by vascular laser.
  5. Surgical options: These options can be chosen for extreme cases. If you fail to implement post-surgical caring tips, these options may have certain side-effects. But you will get highly customized effects as a result of the same. These options are chosen only by few people as they are comparatively expensive.
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What is Chlamydia ?

Dr. Ramakrishna Chanduri 88% (24 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
What is Chlamydia ?

What is Chlamydia ?
  
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases . This infection is easily spread because it often causes no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to sexual partners. In fact, about 75% of infections in women and 50% in men are without symptoms.

Causes of chlamyadia :

Chlamydia may be transmitted by unprotected oral, anal, or vaginal sex with a person.

Genital contact can also pass on chlamydia

As chlamydial infection presents no symptoms in at least 70 percent of carriers, an infected person may pass it on to their sexual partner without knowing.

contact with a toilet seat that has been used by an infected person

sharing a sauna with infected people

sharing a swimming pool with infected people

touching a surface that an infected person had previously touched or coughed/sneezed on

standing close to an infected person, inhaling the air after they have coughed or sneezed

sharing an office with an infected colleague

An infected mother can pass the infection on to her baby during childbirth.
 
Sometimes, the infection leads to complications for the infant, such as pneumonia.

 If a mother has a chlamydia infection during pregnancy, she will require a test 3 to 4 weeks after treatment to ensure the infection has not returned.

Chlamydia symptoms in women :

Abnormal vaginal discharge that may have an odor
Bleeding between periods
Painful periods
Abdominal pain with fever
Pain when having sex
Itching or burning in or around the vagina
Pain when urinating

Chlamydia symptoms in men :

Small amounts of clear or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis
Painful urination
Burning and itching around the opening of the penis
Pain and swelling around the testicles

Diagnosis :

Diagnosing chlamydia may include a physical exam to look for the presence of physical symptoms such as discharge, and will also include either a swab sample from the penis, cervix, urethra, throat, or rectum, or a urine sample.

Prevention 

condoms
using a dental dam during oral sex
regular screening
To avoid spreading chlamydia, individuals should avoid sexual activity until treatment is complete. If a one-time dose of antibiotics is prescribed, it is recommended that people avoid sex until 7 to 10 days after treatment.

Role of Homeopathy for chlamydia :

Homeopathy is a popular system of medicine which follows a holistic approach and it has very little or zero side effects. Homeopathy does not aim to solely focus on removal of symptoms, but it addresses the underlying cause of the symptom as well as its individual susceptibility. The infections caused by Chlamydia can be treated by the homeopathic medicines such as-

Cannabis sativa
Belladonna
Hydrastis
Helonias
Kreosotum
Thuja
Platina
Medorrhinum
You should always remember that the treatment of Chlamydia should be on the basis of individual assessment taking into account the various causes, sensations and manifestation of pain. The treatment will vary from person to person. It is highly recommended that your homeopathic doctor be consulted after you get proper screening tests done and detect it early enough if harmful consequences at a later stage are to be avoided. Chlamydia is capable of spreading to the other parts of your body and can lead to serious health problems such as infertility and pelvic disorders and it is important to arrest the problem before that.

DIET FOR CHLAMYDIA :

Early detection & treatment is extremely important to prevent long term complications of Chlamydia. There is no food that can prevent Chlamydia, but following certain food restrictions can help fight the infection better.

Recommended Foods:

Include more green leafy vegetables like spinach, coriander, freshly prepared wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa grass etc…
Increasing intake of alkaline food is highly beneficial.
Eat food rich in dietary fibers such as whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.
Foods for Moderate Consumption:

Reduce your intake of non-vegetarian food as these are acidic in nature – food such as fish, chicken, red meat, full fat dairy products, cheese, butter, ghee, preserved/canned food.

Foods to Avoid:

Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other abusive substances that may compromise your immunity.
Fermented food, acidic, salty and canned food- like pickles, ketchup, mayonnaise.
Avoid high protein food like – meat, eggs, fish, chicken, black gram, pulses etc.
Avoid drinking water immediately after eating food.
 

What is Chlamydia ?

Dr. Sathish Erra 87% (9476 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma in Dermatology
Homeopath, Hyderabad
What is Chlamydia ?

What is Chlamydia ?
  
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases . This infection is easily spread because it often causes no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to sexual partners. In fact, about 75% of infections in women and 50% in men are without symptoms.

Causes of chlamyadia :

Chlamydia may be transmitted by unprotected oral, anal, or vaginal sex with a person.

Genital contact can also pass on chlamydia

As chlamydial infection presents no symptoms in at least 70 percent of carriers, an infected person may pass it on to their sexual partner without knowing.

contact with a toilet seat that has been used by an infected person

sharing a sauna with infected people

sharing a swimming pool with infected people

touching a surface that an infected person had previously touched or coughed/sneezed on

standing close to an infected person, inhaling the air after they have coughed or sneezed

sharing an office with an infected colleague

An infected mother can pass the infection on to her baby during childbirth.
 
Sometimes, the infection leads to complications for the infant, such as pneumonia.

 If a mother has a chlamydia infection during pregnancy, she will require a test 3 to 4 weeks after treatment to ensure the infection has not returned.

Chlamydia symptoms in women :

Abnormal vaginal discharge that may have an odor
Bleeding between periods
Painful periods
Abdominal pain with fever
Pain when having sex
Itching or burning in or around the vagina
Pain when urinating

Chlamydia symptoms in men :

Small amounts of clear or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis
Painful urination
Burning and itching around the opening of the penis
Pain and swelling around the testicles

Diagnosis :

Diagnosing chlamydia may include a physical exam to look for the presence of physical symptoms such as discharge, and will also include either a swab sample from the penis, cervix, urethra, throat, or rectum, or a urine sample.

Prevention 

condoms
using a dental dam during oral sex
regular screening
To avoid spreading chlamydia, individuals should avoid sexual activity until treatment is complete. If a one-time dose of antibiotics is prescribed, it is recommended that people avoid sex until 7 to 10 days after treatment.

Role of Homeopathy for chlamydia :

Homeopathy is a popular system of medicine which follows a holistic approach and it has very little or zero side effects. Homeopathy does not aim to solely focus on removal of symptoms, but it addresses the underlying cause of the symptom as well as its individual susceptibility. The infections caused by Chlamydia can be treated by the homeopathic medicines such as-

Cannabis sativa
Belladonna
Hydrastis
Helonias
Kreosotum
Thuja
Platina
Medorrhinum
You should always remember that the treatment of Chlamydia should be on the basis of individual assessment taking into account the various causes, sensations and manifestation of pain. The treatment will vary from person to person. It is highly recommended that your homeopathic doctor be consulted after you get proper screening tests done and detect it early enough if harmful consequences at a later stage are to be avoided. Chlamydia is capable of spreading to the other parts of your body and can lead to serious health problems such as infertility and pelvic disorders and it is important to arrest the problem before that.

DIET FOR CHLAMYDIA :

Early detection & treatment is extremely important to prevent long term complications of Chlamydia. There is no food that can prevent Chlamydia, but following certain food restrictions can help fight the infection better.

Recommended Foods:

Include more green leafy vegetables like spinach, coriander, freshly prepared wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa grass etc…
Increasing intake of alkaline food is highly beneficial.
Eat food rich in dietary fibers such as whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.
Foods for Moderate Consumption:

Reduce your intake of non-vegetarian food as these are acidic in nature – food such as fish, chicken, red meat, full fat dairy products, cheese, butter, ghee, preserved/canned food.

Foods to Avoid:

Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other abusive substances that may compromise your immunity.
Fermented food, acidic, salty and canned food- like pickles, ketchup, mayonnaise.
Avoid high protein food like – meat, eggs, fish, chicken, black gram, pulses etc.
Avoid drinking water immediately after eating food.
 

What Is Chlamydia ?

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (11221 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
What Is Chlamydia ?

What is Chlamydia ?
  
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases . This infection is easily spread because it often causes no symptoms and may be unknowingly passed to sexual partners. In fact, about 75% of infections in women and 50% in men are without symptoms.

Causes of chlamyadia :

Chlamydia may be transmitted by unprotected oral, anal, or vaginal sex with a person.

Genital contact can also pass on chlamydia

As chlamydial infection presents no symptoms in at least 70 percent of carriers, an infected person may pass it on to their sexual partner without knowing.

contact with a toilet seat that has been used by an infected person

sharing a sauna with infected people

sharing a swimming pool with infected people

touching a surface that an infected person had previously touched or coughed/sneezed on

standing close to an infected person, inhaling the air after they have coughed or sneezed

sharing an office with an infected colleague

An infected mother can pass the infection on to her baby during childbirth.
 
Sometimes, the infection leads to complications for the infant, such as pneumonia.

 If a mother has a chlamydia infection during pregnancy, she will require a test 3 to 4 weeks after treatment to ensure the infection has not returned.

Chlamydia symptoms in women :

Abnormal vaginal discharge that may have an odor
Bleeding between periods
Painful periods
Abdominal pain with fever
Pain when having sex
Itching or burning in or around the vagina
Pain when urinating

Chlamydia symptoms in men :

Small amounts of clear or cloudy discharge from the tip of the penis
Painful urination
Burning and itching around the opening of the penis
Pain and swelling around the testicles

Diagnosis :

Diagnosing chlamydia may include a physical exam to look for the presence of physical symptoms such as discharge, and will also include either a swab sample from the penis, cervix, urethra, throat, or rectum, or a urine sample.

Prevention 

condoms
using a dental dam during oral sex
regular screening
To avoid spreading chlamydia, individuals should avoid sexual activity until treatment is complete. If a one-time dose of antibiotics is prescribed, it is recommended that people avoid sex until 7 to 10 days after treatment.

Role of Homeopathy for chlamydia :

Homeopathy is a popular system of medicine which follows a holistic approach and it has very little or zero side effects. Homeopathy does not aim to solely focus on removal of symptoms, but it addresses the underlying cause of the symptom as well as its individual susceptibility. The infections caused by Chlamydia can be treated by the homeopathic medicines such as-

Cannabis sativa
Belladonna
Hydrastis
Helonias
Kreosotum
Thuja
Platina
Medorrhinum
You should always remember that the treatment of Chlamydia should be on the basis of individual assessment taking into account the various causes, sensations and manifestation of pain. The treatment will vary from person to person. It is highly recommended that your homeopathic doctor be consulted after you get proper screening tests done and detect it early enough if harmful consequences at a later stage are to be avoided. Chlamydia is capable of spreading to the other parts of your body and can lead to serious health problems such as infertility and pelvic disorders and it is important to arrest the problem before that.

DIET FOR CHLAMYDIA :

Early detection & treatment is extremely important to prevent long term complications of Chlamydia. There is no food that can prevent Chlamydia, but following certain food restrictions can help fight the infection better.

Recommended Foods:

Include more green leafy vegetables like spinach, coriander, freshly prepared wheat grass, barley grass, alfalfa grass etc…
Increasing intake of alkaline food is highly beneficial.
Eat food rich in dietary fibers such as whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds.
Foods for Moderate Consumption:

Reduce your intake of non-vegetarian food as these are acidic in nature – food such as fish, chicken, red meat, full fat dairy products, cheese, butter, ghee, preserved/canned food.

Foods to Avoid:

Avoid alcohol, tobacco, and other abusive substances that may compromise your immunity.
Fermented food, acidic, salty and canned food- like pickles, ketchup, mayonnaise.
Avoid high protein food like – meat, eggs, fish, chicken, black gram, pulses etc.
Avoid drinking water immediately after eating food.
 

Can Homeopathy Be Helpful In Gaining The Right Weight?

Dr. T.Kirankumar 95% (41 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
Can Homeopathy Be Helpful In Gaining The Right Weight?

While most people are worried about the ill-effects of being overweight, they don’t consider various risks of having less weight. Normally, an underlying health disease prevents healthy weight gain. People who have less than normal weight have an increased risk of developing infections, infertility, and osteoporosis. There are various effective homeopathic remedies, which treat the underlying reason of weight loss and help in restoring the optimum body mass index.

The best advantage of going for a homeopathic treatment is that it doesn’t cause any side effects and you would not have to depend on the medicines after you have gained the desired weight. Some of the most useful homeopathic medications that help in gaining the right weight include the following:

Ignatia:

  • Ignatia is one of the best homeopathic treatments, which aid in treating these types of disorders. It helps a person regain normal weight by improving his or her emotional health and restoring normal eating habits, required for the proper physiological functioning of the body.
  • Ignatia is also given for the treatment of constipation and loss of appetite.
  • The treatment is mainly dedicated towards helping an affected individual overcome the fear of becoming fat if they eat adequately.
  • Unhealthy weight loss is one of the reasons for health disorders like bulimia and anorexia. People suffering from any of these disorders remain obsessed with their weight most of the time. Such people eat very less amount of food, which proves to be inadequate for their physical needs.

Lycopodium:

  • Lycopodium is recommended for kids as well as adults who do not have the required weight, despite eating adequately.
  • It has been speculated that such people feel full after eating little amounts of foods and it prevents them from having the right weight.
  • Lycopodium is helpful in treating flatulence, bloating and constipation. It also aids in the improvement of one’s overall digestive health.

Alfalfa tonic:

  • Alfalfa is a homeopathic treatment that has been proven to be effective in the improvement of appetite as well as healthy weight gain.
  • The tonic helps to prevent loss of muscle and improve fat production.
  • It is good for restoring the health of people suffering from malnutrition, bulimia and indigestion.

If you have tried various methods of gaining the right weight, but couldn’t achieve the desired results, then you may consult a homeopathic expert, who can evaluate the underlying cause of the disorder. He would also try to treat it so that the whole problem is uprooted and you can gain the normal body weight.

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Ayurvedic Herbs That Are Really Good For Children!

Dr. Ramesh Rai 92% (271 ratings)
Graduate of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (GAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
Ayurvedic Herbs That Are Really Good For Children!

 There are several lovely and gentle herbs that can help children in different ways as they quickly respond to the effects of the herbs. These herbs can be used not just for improving the conditions of an ailing child but also teaches them the wonderful benefits of Mother Nature. If a parent is willing to use some herbs for the children, then it is imperative to know which herbs are best suited for the individual kids.

It is very important to do your homework well before choosing the herbs to administer on kids. Herbs have a long history of helping children and their families to be healthy and steer clear from common ailments. But it is crucial to note here that children tend to be more sensitive than the adults and they respond much quicker to the mild herbs.

A few of the herbs for your child suggested by Ayurveda:

  • Nourishing plants: There are some plants which act as a nutritive potion for the child and the herbal resistance proffered by these nourishing herbs comes from the high amounts of minerals, vitamins and different types of phytochemicals which are effortlessly absorbed by the children. Some of these herbs include nettle, oat straw, raspberry, dandelion, seaweeds, violets, marshmallow, rose hips, and alfalfa. These herbs can be used for making soups, salads, and casseroles. They may also be used in making refreshing teas and ice pops. Yet, one should remember that not all herbs will be suitable for the child. A few may not suit the child while others may work wonders for him/her. So, it is important to consult with an Ayurvedic expert before administering herbs.
  • Gentle nervines: Nervines are a class of herbs which helps in nourishing and calming the nervous system and they are wonderful to soothe the central nervous system. It is great for those children who suffer from the uncontrollable amount of anxiety, stress, and nervousness. These herbs are great for alleviating the tiredness that kids face after a hard day’s toil. Herbs like chamomile, lemon balm, rose petals, spearmint, lavender, and catnip are regarded as nervines and they are great for treating occasional insomnia and body pains. It is a good practice to use these herbs on a regular basis in order to experience a calming comfort.
  • Herbs also help in treating illness: It goes without saying that it is a great thing to use natural remedies for helping a child feel better. There are some herbs which can aid in alleviating signs and symptoms of a runny nose, sore throats, tummy aches and coughing. Some of the best herbs that can be used for this purpose include violet and pansy, elderflower and berry, anise seeds, cinnamon, garlic, thyme, and marshmallow. Certain nerviness is also known to provide beneficial effects for an ailing child.

Thus, herbs are a natural way of prevention and cure of many conditions in children, however, it is important to know how these herbs need to be administered. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Eat Well to Feed Well

Dr. Gauri Kadlaskar Palsule 90% (450 ratings)
MD- Homoeopathy
Homeopath,
Eat Well to Feed Well

Eat Well to Feed Well

Our food-journey begins with the magical moment of conception in the mother's womb; it is, therefore, important for the expectant, lactating and new mothers to consume nutrition-rich diet to be able to feed their baby well.

Food is a critical aspect of one's journey in this world as a living being, from conception through life to death. Malnutrition, at any stage of life, can result in stunted growth, increased disease susceptibility, and even childhood obesity. Severe or prolonged malnourishment can have serious long-term effects on the mother and child’s health.

Expectant or breastfeeding mothers receive a lot of nutritional and dietary advice from people around them. More often than not, the information is contradictory and somewhat scary. Some advise you to eat a particular kind of food to produce enough milk for the baby, while some warn that some foods will make the baby refuse your milk. A few remind you about a specific type of diet that can be harmful to your baby or reduce your milk production. What is the best advice for you then?

Work on your not-so-desirable habits

The moment you conceive, it is advisable that you start working on your not-so-good-for-child habits. Avoid smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol and caffeine-based drinks. When you are breastfeeding your child, caffeine-based beverages, aerated drinks, and alcohol is best avoided from your diet.

When you win over the things to be entirely avoided, focus on the diet that you need as a mother and nutrition-provider. Remember, the balanced diet that you need as a mother is neither complicated nor expensive.

Make protein a part of your daily diet

As a nursing mother, you require an extra 25 grams of protein compared to the 50 to 65 gms needed for any woman your age. The additional need for protein can be easily met by adding a Katori ( about 150 gms) of think daal or a Katori of sprouts in your daily diet. You can also increase the intake of dairy products such as milk or yoghurt. If you can, consider adding an egg to your diet. Protein-rich vegetarian sources also include soy-products, nuts and seeds. For mothers who include non vegetarian foods in their diet eggs and chicken are the best options. But make sure they are cooked with very little oil and spices. 1 boiled egg or one piece of grilled or boiled chicken of about 80 gms is sufficient.

Mind your minerals

The minerals help with the smooth functioning of our body-functions and help keep our body healthy: they make our bones strong, absorb oxygen in the blood, nerve development and functioning, and lot more. Minerals are not just essential; they are critical to our being.

During lactation, you must focus on Calcium and iron. Calcium can be easily derived from milk: about two glasses of milk (200 ml) a day will meet your requirement. Other Calcium-rich sources include curry leaves, finger millet (ragi or nachani as we know it). Iron is not secreted into the breast-milk, so the requirement during the lactating period is not any different from the pregnancy. One can meet the need for Iron from dates, peanuts, organic jaggery, leafy-green vegetables such as spinach, and eggs.

Vitamins and Minerals go hand-in-hand

For minerals to work optimally for our body, often they need support from Vitamins. Vitamin B12 supports iron-carrying capacity of blood.Vitamin D is required for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus. Your baby needs all the minerals and vitamins, and for the first, critical years of development, the baby receives them exclusively through you.

B12 is almost exclusively found in animal products (eggs, meat, milk, for example) so it is difficult to get enough B12 through a vegetarian diet. Consider supplements because B12 is essential for your baby's brain development. Similarly, a Vitamin D deficiency in mother's body results in deficiencies in the breast-milk, and in turn, affects the baby's calcium and phosphorus absorption. Severe deficiency of Vitamin D can cause rickets, and soften and weakening of bones in your baby and you. Consult your physician or paediatrician to check if you or your baby need Vitamin D supplements.

Just like you must consume and check certain things to ensure the best interests of your baby, you must watch Vitamin C levels for your health. Especially during pregnancy and lactation period, your body needs Vitamin C to recover from the wear and tear. Eat a lot of Vitamin C-rich fruits like oranges, sweet lime, guava and our humble lemon. Ensure the fruits are ripe and avoid specific fruits if you are allergic to them. Also remember, Vitamin C is most volatile and responds adversely to heat. For example, for best benefits, squeeze lemon on the food on your plate, not while it is cooking away. Alternatively, eat fruits immediately after cutting them, don't store them open for long.

Goodness of Galactagogue

Galactagogues are the foods that induce, augment or maintain lactation. The most popular among them is fenugreek; the active ingredient found in fenugreek increases lactation. Rich in fibre, it prevents digestive problems for the mother. Methi laddus (http://nishamadhulika.com/en/498-methi-laddu-recipe.html) are a famous recipe for new mothers. Alfalfa is a highly nutritive plant, rich in essential Vitamins like A and E, and minerals such as Calcium, and Phosphorus. Milk thistle or Bhat kataiya has good anti bacterial, anti-tumour and anti-inflammatory properties. Its stalks and flowers can be added to daily salads. It is also available in the form of tea packets for the lovers of green tea. Asparagus racemosus or Shatavari a known uterine tonic and a galactagogue. Available in the form of granules it can be easily added to warm milk or tea. Garden cress seeds or Aliv or Halim are rich in Calcium and Vitamin C and a natural galactagogue. They can be roasted and consumed along with milk or in form of laddus.

Before I close this blog entry, I will advise to watch your water and fluid intake as a mother. Water and juices help to hydrate your body and also provide the fluid to produce milk for your baby. Never dehydrate yourself.

Stretch Marks - How Can They Be Treated?

Dr. A.K.Chatterjee 90% (177 ratings)
MBBS, DVD
Dermatologist, Delhi
Stretch Marks - How Can They Be Treated?

Stretch marks cannot be treated easily. Though there are many treatments that can help in the removal of stretch marks, but you got to choose the right one that suits your preference and is affordable as well. These marks need to be thoroughly diagnosed in order to detect the mark type and then only the correct treatment procedure can be chosen without any confusion. Choose the safest treatment option that can help you to get success in a natural manner.

Treatments available for removing stretch marks:

  1. Topical options: These options are the most favourable ones as they gives you guaranteed results. It is advised to only choose verified topical solutions, which are also some of the most prominent ones which include moisturizers, Retin-A, glycolic acid, vitamin-E oil, egg oil and several others. These solutions are to be applied directly over the targeted areas in order to get desirable results. This should be followed for at least 6 months in order to get expected results.
  2. Supplemental options: You can also start taking organic supplements that are highly enriched with vitamin E. These supplements are now available in form of pills that have to be taken at least twice every day. If you use oral supplements together with topical applications, the stretch marks will slowly fade in a short span of time.
  3. Natural options: There are many home remedies that can offer you outstanding results in treating stretch marks. Essential oils are the most highlighting examples that can cater you greater benefits in this regard. Other probable remedies are sugar, potato juice, water, aloe vera, olive oil, lemon juice, castor oil, cocoa butter, alfalfa leaves, egg whites, apricots, lemon and glycerine.
  4. Laser options: These options are now treated as one of the most powerful solutions that can offer speedy results. In fact, the researchers have said that these options are the most reliable and convenient of all, and they can provide immediate effects. Old stretch-marks can be well treated by laser resurfacing while the new ones can be treated by vascular laser.
  5. Surgical options: These options can be chosen for extreme cases. If you fail to implement post-surgical caring tips, these options may have certain side-effects. But you will get highly customized effects as a result of the same. These options are chosen only by few people as they are comparatively expensive.
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Breast Enhancement With Ayurveda

Dr. Harsha Nair 88% (174 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore

CAUSES OF SMALL BREASTS

There are several factors involved concerning the issue of a woman’s breast size but heredity is the fundamental one as it determines breast fat tissue distribution. Nonetheless there might be some other factors responsible for small breast size including hormonal factor, described as the lack of female hormone (oestrogen) or excessive production of male hormone which leads to natural breast growth setback.

Natural methods for breast enlargement –

Ayurveda provides a number of simple breast enhancement tips which can help women in their pursuit for perfect proportions of breasts to feel themselves on top. Usually it will require to use various herbal remedies which will to fix the problem:

  • Massage with sesame oil or Tila Taila : Ayurvedic treatment uses massage as one of its essential methods. For massage purposes it is strongly recommended to use sesame seed oil since it is very rich with protein, calcium, iron and phosphorus. You will need to do the massage twice a day to reach the result of bigger and healthy breasts. When doing your massage procedures always make sure you apply the right pressure to prevent your breasts from any damage. In case you want to get the best affordable result it might be a good to use professional masseur services.
  • Lifestyle change: It will require you to consume a lot of water and lots of green vegetables, soy products and everything which have high concentration of oestrogen like
  1. Tempeh - Tempeh is produced from soya beans and it contains oestrogen in high amount.
  2. Tofu. Tofu is the other soy product that can be most helpful to balance the oestrogen levels in the body.
  3. Soybeans.
  4. Soy milk.
  5. Flax seeds.
  6. Sesame seeds.
  7. Sunflower seeds.
  8. Dried apricots.
  9. Alcohol
  10. Dairy products
  11. Dried prunes
  12. Pistacios
  13. Beet roots and beet greens
  14. Chickpeas
  15. alfalfa sprout
  16. Bran - Rye bran, Wheat bran, Oat bran, Barley bran
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