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Infertility - Top Ayurvedic Remedies At Your Rescue!

Dr. Chanchal Sharma 90% (30 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DGO, MD - AM, D-Certificate Course In Panchakarma, Infertility NHE
Ayurveda, Delhi
Infertility - Top Ayurvedic Remedies At Your Rescue!

Fertility is a potential for reproduction. In other words, fertility is an ability to have babies or to reproduce. When fertility rate in a community, increases more babies are born. To produce an offspring it depends on age, health and other factors of the woman. When we talk about fertility rates it means the number of births that happen during a certain time period in a specific location. On the other end, lack of ability to reproduce is termed as infertility. There are various treatments to deal with fertility issues and one of the ancient and natural as well as a trusted treatment is Ayurveda.



Causes
Female infertility is caused due to structural problems like blocked fallopian tubes, a defect in cervical canal, uterine fibroids or polyps. Hormonal imbalance leading to ovulation problems too can cause infertility. In males. infertility may have anatomical, psychological, hormonal or lifestyle related causes. The cause of infertility in approximately 20% of couples can't be determined using the currently available methods of investigation. From Ayurvedic perspectives, shukra dhatu can get affected by various physical, mental causes and even by serious diseases. Poor quality shukra dhatu can cause infertility in males & females.

Symptoms

Failure to reproduce

Ayurveda For Infertility

Ayurveda is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems. It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body and Spirit. The primary focus of Ayurvedic medicine is to promote good health, rather than fight disease. Fertility problems are increasing these days for many young couples. There are many factors which account for this like Lifestyle, delayed marriages, diet, etc. But Ayurveda not only does explain how to increase fertility with herbal supplements, but it also focuses on how to have healthy children.

For a pregnancy to be healthy and successful, a couple needs to take care of the following four essential factors:

  1. Sperm/Ovum (Seeds)
  2. Uterus (Soil)
  3. Nourishment (Water)
  4. Time for Conception (Timing of Sowing)

Reproductive health, in both men and women, depends on the health of the reproductive tissue or shukra dhatu. In women, shukra creates the ovum as part of the monthly cycle, and in men, the semen is formed due to sexual stimulation. The shukra is created as part of a long chain of metabolic transformations. It starts with the digestion of food, then goes on to the transformation of food to nutrient fluid, blood, muscle, fat, bone, bone marrow, and finally, to shukra tissue. Healthy shukra tissue, then, according to Ayurveda, depends on the health of all the other tissues in the body.

Foods to Nourish All Seven Dhatus (Bringhana)

  1. Fresh, organic fruits and vegetables
  2. Dairy proteins, including milk, lassi, and panir (a fresh cheese made of milk)
  3. Whole grains
  4. Mung dhal
  5. Soaked almonds or soaked walnuts
  6. Dried fruits such as dates, figs, and raisins
  7. Sweet, juicy fruits such as mangoes, peaches, plums, and pears
  8. If your digestion is strong, eat urad dhal (available at Indian grocery stores) cooked with equal parts turmeric, cumin, coriander, and fennel.
  9. A banana cooked in ghee, cinnamon and cardamom is a tasty and wholesome dessert for people with strong digestion.

Foods to Enhance the Reproductive Tissue (Vrishya)

  1. Asparagus
  2. Broccoli
  3. Milk
  4. Date-milk shake
  5. Mango milkshake
  6. Rice pudding

Spices such as ajwain powder, cumin (which purifies the uterus in women and the genitourinary tract in men), turmeric (to improve the interaction between hormones and targeted tissues), and black cumin.
In general, it's important to eat a wide variety of foods in order to receive all the essential nutrients. Keep trying new vegetables and fruits, and rotate your menus to make sure you're not eating the same thing day after day. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diet To Maintain During Monsoon

DDPHN, M.Sc.(Food and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore

It’s so good to welcome the monsoon showers after experiencing the scorching summer heats. But monsoons do bring certain health risks. Our body is more susceptible to health issues in rainy season, because monsoon reduces the immunity power of our body. Our body constantly gets affected with allergies, infections, indigestion problems, so we must keep our body resistant against such diseases. The humidity in the atmosphere is usually high in this season; as a result the body’s digestive capability goes down. The important point to keep in mind is that you must avoid oily food, street food or any type of food that is prepared in bulk else there is a possibility that it upsets your stomach.

Following these guidelines will help you to stay safe and healthy during monsoons.

  1. Foods such as brown rice, oats, and barley are the best foods one could have in this monsoon.
  2. Eat fruits as they help you restore energy. Apples, mangoes, pomegranates, and pears are best suggestible. 
  3. Have medium to low salt food and avoid heavy salty food as they are responsible for high blood pressure and water retention.Opt for yogurt, curd and almonds in your diet instead of milk.
  4. Drink only boiled and purified water to protect yourself from harmful germs and drinking plenty of water keeps your body hydrated.
  5. Consuming vegetables like bitter gourd, and Neem, Turmeric powder and methi seeds help in preventing infections.Immunity can be increased by adding a dash of garlic to the soups, and curries.
  6. People who face skin allergies during rainy seasons must avoid spicy foods. Spicy foods raise body temperature and stimulate blood circulation and it leads to allergies and skin irritation. Other problems such as boils, change in skin colour dullness, rashes are some skin damaging effects which arise in this season.Avoid too much of fish and meat this season and heavy curries and non- vegetarians should go for light meat preparations like stew and soups.
  7. Drink lots of herbal teas, especially those with antibacterial properties. These include ginger, pepper, honey, mint and basil leaves. Excessive intake of tea and coffee to be avoided.Better eat seasonal fruits as non- seasonal fruits get infested with worms during the monsoon.
  8. Avoid eating fried items, pre- cut fruits and juices from road side vendors and stick to high quality and hygiene.
  9. People who suffer with arthritis should drink warm water with tulsi and dalchini, cardamom on an empty stomach in the morning. Doing this improves bowel syndromes and also decreases pains in joints.Always wash vegetables well and keep them clean especially if they are taken raw.To reduce mucous formations add pipli and rock salt to warm water. This reduces the natural monsoon ailments.

Follow thes tips. Always binge on nutritional food and be hygienic by taking necessary precautionary measures like cleaning your house, washing hands before and after having a meal, etc. Have a safe and healthy monsoon

7 Foods Which Can Boost Your Energy Level

Dt. Punita Srivastava 93% (28 ratings)
M.SC In Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics, PGCDE Certifies Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
7 Foods Which Can Boost Your Energy Level

There are times when you feel extremely fatigued and tired. This could be because of the type of foods that you are consuming on a regular basis. Certain foods, when consumed tend to spike up your blood sugar level and make you feel sleepy and sloppy.

There are certain foods which you can have to boost your energy levels:

1. Vinegar: You can add vinegar to your food and salads to prevent your blood sugar levels from spiking. Vinegar is said to have properties that prevent excessive starch absorption in the body; it also keeps your metabolic rate elevated. Mix vinegar with a glass of water and have it after meals to prevent fatigue.

2. Fruits: Fruits can provide instant energy if you are feeling lethargic. Usually in the afternoon, eating a fruit such as an apple or a watermelon will provide an instant burst of energy. Make sure you keep your portion sizes under control; else too much sugar can mess with your system.

3. Nuts: Nuts are very healthy foods to snack upon as they contain heart-healthy fats and Omega-3 acids. Nuts also contain proteins that are good for your muscles and fat loss goals. Being rich in fiber, they also promote satiety.

4. Dark chocolate: You can include small portions of dark chocolate for your dessert cravings after lunch as it contains “theobromine” which helps in boosting your mood and energy levels.

5. Whole grains: Include whole grains in your diet; avoid eating refined products such as white rice and refined flour. Refined carbohydrates can spike your blood sugar levels and lead to feeling of fatigue. Eating whole grains also provides a steady supply of energy to the body.

6. Cardamom: Add these spices to your dishes and tea as they are known to stimulate blood flow and increase energy levels in the body. It is known to expand the blood vessels in the body to increase blood flow.

7. Asparagus: Asparagus contains important vitamins that allow efficient conversion of sugar into energy. It also contains plenty of fibers that promote satiety.

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Dark Rum Vs Light Rum

Dr. A.A Khan 93% (1026 ratings)
MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Dark Rum Vs Light Rum

In the endless debate of dark rum vs light rum vs white rum, there are a few key differences of which you should be aware.

Dark rum vs. Light rum
There are many different kinds of rum on the market, but how do you know which one is the right one? the difference in taste between variations of rum can be very broad, but understanding the flavors of each will guarantee that your drink is perfect.

Processing
Dark rum: dark rum is usually made from molasses or burnt sugar and is aged much longer than white rum, often in oak barrels.
Light rum: to make a rum light, it is not aged after distillation like a dark rum but is instead bottled right away. It is also stored commercially in steel barrels, to avoid any contamination of the flavor.

Color
Dark rum: dark rum is defined by its distinct color, which can range from a dark amber to a blackish-brown.
Light rum: light rum is often referred to as silver or white rum, due to its traditionally clear color. It is often filtered after distillation to remove any trace of color.

Taste
Dark rum: dark rum is often either drank straight or used in cooking, due to the richness in flavor. Sometimes dark rum is mixed with spiced rum, which has various spices, including aniseed, cardamom, and cinnamon. A good number of spiced rums are made with dark rums, but not all dark rums are spiced.
Light rum: the flavor of light rum is very mild and slightly sweet, verging on tasteless. This makes light rum very popular for mixed drinks and cocktails, but not for drinking straight.

Gluten intolerance
Rum, dark or light, is usually gluten-free, but dark rums in pre-made mixes or spiced may not be safe for those who have a strong intolerance.

Alcohol content
The alcohol content for both dark rum and light rum margins at around 40%.

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Premature Ejaculation - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Dr. Ankur Kumar 90% (7664 ratings)
B.A.M.S, Diploma In Nutrition & Health Education (DNHE, PG Diploma In Hospital Managment
Ayurveda, Delhi
Premature Ejaculation - Ayurvedic Treatment For It!

Who wouldn't desire to prolong those precious moments in bed and bring their significant other to absolute satiation? However, many unwanted, sometimes awkward, situations arise which compromise the climactic pleasures and become the cause of profound afflictions to various men. 

Premature ejaculation is triggered off by various biological and physiological causes. Some causes may be enlisted as hormonal imbalances, nervous disorders, erectile dysfunctions, infections in the urethra or the prostate, while others may be these may be owing  hereditary while others may be instigated by socio psychological factors like coyness, performance anxiety or overexcitement. 

Often the lack of sexual compatibility between the partners may also lead to premature ejaculation. While premature ejaculation is an often scoffed at phenomenon and may lead to unpleasantness between the partners, one need not be dejected by it. Premature ejaculation does not accrue any serious health implication, neither does it reflect negatively on your 'manhood'.

True, it limits the duration of the sexual intercourse and thus adversely affects one's sexual prowess, but premature ejaculation should not be a cause of any embarrassment and distress. It is a physical condition which can easily be dealt with using natural or clinical cures. However, given that natural methods have nil or minimal side-effects, many prefer ayurvedic prescriptions. 

  • Asparagus and milk powder: Mixing asparagus powder in a glass of boiling milk is an effective cure to premature ejaculation. Blending almonds, ginger, cardamom and saffron with milk. 
  • Almonds and Ginger with Milk: Ayurveda prescribes mixing crushed almonds with powdered ginger, cardamom and saffron in milk and consuming it regularly to abate the frequency of premature ejaculation.
  • Eggs: Eggs contain vital cholesterols which accelerates the vital sex hormones which increase your longevity in bed.
  • Including cereals and blueberries in breakfast: Blueberries and cereal grains improve blood circulation around the genitalia and helps in holding an erection for a longer span of time. It is also a testified antidote to premature ejaculation. 

Besides these natural therapies, the markets are flooded with ayurvedic medicines which promise to cure premature ejaculation and sustain the libido. Premature ejaculation often also results in depression. These ayurvedic remedies go a long way in mitigating such ailments and enhance your performance in bed. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Renal Calculi - Different Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Help!

Dr. Maajid Ali 91% (498 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Akola
Renal Calculi - Different Ayurvedic Remedies That Can Help!

In today’s time, most of the individuals want to find the natural solutions to their health problems in the least possible time. An increasing number of individuals suffer from different types of health problems due to changing lifestyle and increased stress levels. Renal calculi which are kidney stones are some of the most commonly occurring health disorders in the latest times. Kidney stones occur due to urinal diseases, lack of water, diet, hereditary as well as already present conditions like gout. Here are the useful ways to cure renal calculi in the field of Ayurveda.

Dietary changes are one of the prime ayurvedic solutions for curing renal calculi. Lack of awareness of proper diet and lifestyle often leads to the occurrence of the renal calculi. It leads to the requirement of a change in diet. Kidney stone formation improves with the increased consumption of the products like animal protein, increased consumption of the calcium as well as sodium leads to the development of renal calculi at any age. Therefore, if an individual wants to get rid of renal calculi, then he should ensure the gradual reduction of consumption of these foods.

Juice of banana stem is highly useful for curing renal calculi cases. It is rich in fiber. Also, the juice is known to consist of diuretic properties which ensures proper care of the kidneys and thus prevents further development of the kidney stones and cures the present ones. You can have banana juice, along with cardamom. Also, if you want a better taste, then you can have it along with yogurt and cumin. You can combine banana stem juice with lime for a change.

All of these combinations will provide you relief from the difficulty due to kidney calculi.

  1. Panchakarma therapy is a renowned Ayurvedic method to get rid of renal calculi from the patient's body. It is a successful treatment for detoxification of the body in the best ways. This ensures that individuals with kidney stones can quickly get a natural cure for their health condition and revive their lives again.
  2. Basil leaves are known for their herbal benefits for several types of health issues in the body. If a person is suffering from renal calculi, then consuming basil leaves along with water provides appreciating relief to the body. They act as therapeutic leaves in the body.
  3. Lemon juice is a natural juice which provides immense benefits to the body. It is one of the best natural juices for detoxification of the body. It induces the tendency of increased urination. This prevents the formation and deposition of the kidney stones in the body at any age.

Thus, if you utilize these ayurvedic ways on a regular basis, then soon you will find yourself free from renal calculi.  In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Dengue Fever

Dr. Sandip Patel 88% (386 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda, Ph.d Arthritic Disorder
Ayurveda, Surat
Ayurvedic Home Remedies For Dengue Fever

Dengue as Dandaka Jwara is found in the Parishishta Chapter of Madhava Nidana It has been described that a particular species of mosquito is the basic cause of spread of fever called Dandaka jvara. This fever mostly subsides within a week, however, it is said to be more dangerous for the children and old people.

Premonitory symptoms

Feeling of breaking of bones, weakness, dyspepsia, tastelessness of food is the premonitory symptoms of Dandaka Jwara.

Symptoms

Severe breaking pain in bone and joints as if someone has been beaten by stick. Reddish or purpuric rashes on the body, fleeting/shifting joint pain associated with swelling may occur. High temperature of 103 to 105 degrees F. may occur which gets subsided and may relapse again within three to four days.

Management

Although there is no specific treatment for disease, Ayurveda stresses to strengthen immune system of the body and keeping a control on hyperthermia. Amrita (Guduchi) Tulasi (Holi basil) Shunthi (Dried ginger) Papaya are the commonly available medicinal plants and used to prevent its complications by potentiating immune system so that disease gets controlled within a period of 4to 8 days.

Diet during Dandaka jvara

Rice gruel (Kanji), Rice porridge (khichari) cooked with ginger and lemon is useful. Tea prepared with Tulasi, Ginger and cardamom may be taken at two hourly intervals. Spicy and Oily food should be strictly avoided.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR DANDAKA JWARA

  • Leaves of coriander should be taken to reduce  fever.
  • Eatables rich in Vitamin C, especially Amla should be consumed as it helps in absorption of Iron.
  • Chyavanprash can be taken as an immune booster.
  • Punarnava (Borhavia diffusa) Is a herb which helps in flushing out toxins through perspiration.
  • Amrithotharam kashayam, Amritha satva (Sat giloy) are some of the good herbal medicines advised in Dengue fever.
  • Boil tulasi in water and drink this water throughout the day to build up immune system.
  • 10-15 basil leaves should be chewed twice a day, to strengthen body’s defence mechanism.
  • Dataram is an Ayurvedic herb which has potency to reduce seriousness of dengue fever, but should be strictly taken after consulting Ayurvedic physician.
  • Fenugreek leaves can be taken as herbal tea to reduce fever.
  • Pomegranate /black grape juice can be taken to increase blood count.

Potency to reduce seriousness of dengue fever, but should be strictly taken after consulting Ayurvedic physician. Fenugreek leaves can be taken as herbal tea to reduce fever. Pomegranate /black grape juice can be taken to increase blood count.

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Gastritis - At Home Tips That Can Help!

Dr. Mansoor Khan 87% (14 ratings)
MBBS, Associate Fellow of Industrial Health
General Physician, Chittorgarh
Gastritis - At Home Tips That Can Help!

Soreness or swelling that occurs on the inner lining of the stomach is commonly referred to as Gastritis. The main characteristics of this condition include severe stomach pain, constipation, blood in the stool and diarrhoea. The development of gastritis can also cause stomach ulcers. There are many reasons why gastritis or functional abnormality of the stomach is caused, and the main causes include:

Symptoms of Gastritis
The main symptoms that occur due to gastritis include discomfort and burning sensation, pain in the stomach, vomiting, poor digestion, dyspepsia, acidity and headache. Some people even experience a feeling of fullness in the upper abdomen after eating food. If any of these conditions last longer than a week, it is advisable to visit a doctor to determine the cause.

Home remedies

  • It is very necessary to adopt a healthy lifestyle and eating small and frequent meals is always better than eating large three meals in a day.
  • It is always better to avoid foods that irritate your stomach and hence it is best to avoid fried, acidic and spicy foods.
  • One of the major reasons behind the occurrence of gastritis is stress. It is necessary that we be trained to cope with this condition and perform relaxing activities that would calm our body and mind like yoga and meditation.

Treatment for Gastritis
It is always better to intake foods like cheese, cereal, baked potatoes, soup and chicken instead of carbonated beverages and painkillers to eliminate this condition. Aloe Vera juice can also be consumed as it is good for treating gastritis problem, and it is very important at first to start with a small amount of the juice.

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PMS - Facts You Need To Be Aware Of!

Dr. Anjana Agarwal 87% (241 ratings)
MSc - Food and Applied Nutrition, Ph.D, Aroma Therapist
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ghaziabad
PMS - Facts You Need To Be Aware Of!

PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome often occurs in females a few days before onset of menstruation. Though, its cause is still unclear, but it is linked with fluctuation in estrogen and progesterone during luteal phase of menstrual cycle of 28 days. PMS is characterized by moodiness, bloating, food craving, weight gain fatigue, breast tenderness, mild to severe headache, acne, crying for no reasons, change in sex drive, sleep pattern. It is often manageable or the lady accepts it as a part of the process or takes medical advice or medicine.

PMS symptoms sometimes overlaps with other health issues such as

  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety disorder
  3. Diabetes
  4. Thyroid
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome
  6. Chronic fatigue syndrome
  7. Dysmenorrhea
  8. Endometriosis 

PMS is often aggravated by exposure of the body by xenobiotics and endocrine disruptors compounds (EDC). Plastics, pollution, paraben, bromides, antibiotics, cosmetics, chemicals in food chain, household cleaner and different radiations can act as EDCs. Hormones particularly the female hormones more sensitive to EDCs often pose risk of hormone imbalances. PMS symptoms are aggravated by excessive consumption of salt, sugar, processed foods, trans fats and alcohol.

On the other hands the lady unknowingly craves for sugar-laden foods, spicy foods and other items. Actually craving is a manifestation of the body’s attempt to increase serotonin level to improve mood and relaxation. Increased consumption of forbidden foods causes spike in insulin level and water retention in the body. Vitamin and mineral deficiencies are frequently associated with intense symptoms of PMS.

Nutritionally, high protein, high fibre, B vitamins particularly thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate and vitamin B12, and the vitamin C, E, D and minerals like calcium, magnesium and potassium are crucial in reducing the PMS symptoms. These nutrients help to synthesize and secrete adequate amount of needed hormones and neurotransmitters. In addition exercise play significant role in reducing PMS.

Further Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is great support to reduce moodiness and anxiety associated with PMS. Every adolescent girl and women is advised to add foods like banana, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, milk, spinach, broccoli, cardamom, and beet, green leafy vegetables before and during periods for better reproductive health and reduce the symptoms of PMS like bloating, irritability, moodiness and other health issues.

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

 

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Save Yourself From Sugar Craving

Dt. Nidhi Nigam 88% (56 ratings)
PG Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, Diploma in Dietetics and Health Nutrition, Health Coach
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Save Yourself From Sugar Craving

Sugar cravings are quite common for many between 2 and 6 pm this is the time of the day when your body is at its weakest and your most prone to addictive triggers. If you sugar cravings feel unmanageable but you don't want to eat something sweet because you know you won't feel good afterward, just pop a cardamom pod in your mouth suck on it until your craving passes and then spit it out.

Cardamom ties into your dopamine reward system satiating your sugar craving without providing you with sugar that will overload your dopamine receptors.

You can even use cardamom pods for prevention just pop a pod in your mouth at 2 PM and suck on it for about an hour.

Stay Healthy... Stay Blessed!! 

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