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Prevention From Genetic Diseases!

Prevention From Genetic Diseases!

HOW  TO PREVENT TRANSMISSION OF  Autism, Thalassemia, Muscular Dystrophy, Dysphasia, CANCER, DOWN SYNDROME  & other GENETIC DISEASES?
Rare diseases are a diverse set of over 7,000 different conditions that afflict an estimated 1 in 20 Indians and 350 million people worldwide, which are incurable with 40% mortality. Put simply, it means that every bus on the road with a full complement of passengers possibly has two people with a rare disease. : In terms of estimates of IORD [Indian Organization For Rare Diseases-with Indo American sponsorship] we have [in India] 10 million children/adults suffering from 700 rare diseases, which are incurable. Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Thalassemia, Parkinson’s Syndrome, Cancer, Brain & Spinal Cord affected Disorders, Down Syndrome, etc., are some such genetically transmitted incurable diseases. Only 10% of offspring may be affected by predecessor-victims. 
1. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by inattention and disorganization, with or without hyperactivity-impulsivity, causing impairment of physiological functioning. ADHD persists into adulthood in approximately 20 percent of individuals.
2. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are conditions in which people have difficulty developing normal social relationships, use inappropriate language, and behave in compulsive and ritualistic ways.
3. Intellectual disability (ID) is significantly sub-average normal intellectual functioning present from birth or early infancy, impaired cognitive functioning and deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors. Rett syndrome.
4. Learning disorders involve an inability to retain, or broadly use specific skills or information, resulting from deficiencies in attention, memory, or reasoning which affects academic performance.
5. Rett syndrome is a rare neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a female child who had normal development in the initial 6-month period of her life.

ROOT CAUSE: FIRST & FOREMOST SYMPTOM: DELAYED MILESTONES IN INFANTS & CHILDREN.

Prevention & Remedy

1.PREVENTION: 
A.  No sex with a pregnant mother after formation of the fetus in the 3rd month of pregnancy. Because, in coitus, there shall be severe vibrations in the mother’s uterus affecting the brain and spinal cord of the fetus in the offing. [7]. In the  3rd month of pregnancy, the fetus takes full shape and PRANA is infused by the Gods [BRAHMA, VISHNU & MAHESHWERAHA] through Brahma Randhra-an aperture in the middle of the head. What Indian Mythology says that @ that auspicious time, somebody must read out loudly epics like Ramayana, Bhagawata, Siva/Vishnu Puranas, Bhavadgeeta,etc. so that the 3 Gods shall be pleased to implant the best seed with “no genetically transmitted disorders” into the fetus in the offing. So that genetic diseases can be prevented. Mothers of other religions like Christians/Muslims/Jainism/Buddhism, etc., can seek benefit from Bible, Quoran, preachings of Vardhan Mahaveer, Gautam Buddha, etc., respectively.
B.  The first & foremost symptom is 'delayed mile-stones' in a growing infant/child. 

C. Instant Remedy for Delayed Milestones:
For any INFANT/CHILD/PET* ANIMAL- ACUPRESSURE RENDERS IMMENSE BENEFITS: Acupressure techniques may be applied safely to every human/animal, right from 1-day old infant to a 100 years old man. Acupressure may come to rescue infants/kids + growing children. There are more than 1000 acupressure points [remote control points to regulate the functioning of all internal organs/systems] spread on the human body. Take 1 or 2 tsp of Johnson &Johnson Baby massage oil/olive oil [til oil, mustard/soybean oil in winter], massage the entire body with your thumb & fingers and then give a bath with warm water. Acupressure is more helpful for infants/children suffering from ‘delayed milestones’ & all-around improvements [including constipation issues] can be noted in his/her metabolism. If feasible, any mother can do massage, a lady from barber’s community maybe engaged, since she is, genetically, trained. 
Benefits: All internal & external organs shall be grown up to produce handsome/pretty boys/girls with robust health. In India, women from Barber community are genetically trained to apply professional massages. 

HOMOEOPATHIC THERAPEUTICS

Homeopathy is known to act on patients of different constitution, temperament and diathesis. There are many medicines in homeopathy which produce and hence cure various mental symptoms. Acting on such constitutions and affecting such mental state it can cure many neurodevelopmental disorders when given along with psychosocial therapies.

A. Agaricus Muscaris: These children are late in learning to talk and walk, but it is due to mental defect, a slowly developing mind. Other indications for giving Agaricus being, children with twitching and early fainting or nervous girls prior to puberty who have convulsions from being scolded, or from excitement and shock. Children are slow in learning, make mistakes and cannot remember. They are nervous patients who find out mistakes in writing and spelling after going over their own manuscripts.

B, Baryta Carbonica: These children are late in coming into usefulness, with their studies, to take on their activities and to do their work. They are late in learning to talk, to read, to make the combinations that enter into life; to take in images and form perceptions etc. They have late in learning how to walk, even with good limbs. Baryta carbonica, Borax and Natrum muriaticum, all three have “late learning to walk”  due to a peculiar kind of tardiness in the development of the brain, so that they are late in learning to do things; late in developing. But Baryta carbonica leads them in this late coming into the activities.

C. Calcarea Carbonica: These children have “Late learning to walk,” because the legs are so weak. Actually, it is not late learning to walk, but it is late walking. A child knows how to walk, but it can’t walk due to a defect in bone or weakness. Calcarea carbonica has very weak limbs, flabby muscles and poor bones, and hence he is late in learning to walk.

D. Calcarea Phosphorica: Here the child is losing flesh along with slow learning to do things and walk, or the legs are not strong enough to support the body, or it is due to defective mental development.

E. Medorrhinum: These children are rachitic, stunted in growth, dwarfed and mentally dull and weak. They usually have constitutional effects of maltreated and suppressed gonorrhea.

F. Natrum Muriaticum: These children have “late learning to walk” but this is actually because of brain trouble due to which child is late in learning to do things.

G. Phosphorus:  Phosphorus is suited to feeble constitutions, who have been born sick, grown-up slender and too rapidly. They are emaciated or are rapidly emaciating; especially children who are going into marasmus, and in persons who have a tubercular history.

H. Silicea Terra: These children are slow in learning to walk due to deficient nutrition not because the food is lacking in quality or quantity but from improper assimilation.

CONCLUSION

After using Homoeopathy for various acute and chronic diseases, we should focus on the present scenario of genetic and lifestyle disorders, where other systems of treatment do not have many roles to play. Homeopathy works well both as a therapeutic and constitutional approach. We may select different homeopathic medicine according to the type of developmental delay and cause behind it. Developmental disorders of few medicines and their probable causes have been described below in Table 1.

Table 1.Summary of various developmental disorders in different medicines and their causes

MEDICINES    DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDER    CAUSE
1. Agaricus muscarius - Late in learning to talk and walk, Due to mental defect3
2. Baryta carbonica - Late in learning to talk, to read, late in learning how to walk, even with good limbs. Tardiness in the development of the brain
3. Calcarea carbonica - Late learning to walk. Because the legs are so weak
4. Calcarea phosphorica - Slow learning to do things and walk. Legs are not strong enough and defective mental development3.
5. Medorrhinum Rachitic, stunted in growth, dwarfed and mentally dull and weak. Suppressed and maltreated gonorrhea3
6. Natrum muriaticum - Late learning to walk. Because of brain trouble3
7. Phosphorus - Born sick, grown-up slender, grow too rapidly, are emaciated or are rapidly emaciating. Tubercular history3
8. Silicea Terra - Slow in learning to walk. Due to deficient nutrition from improper assimilation
 

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How To Eat A Healthy Heart Diet?

How To Eat A Healthy Heart Diet?

Heart Disease is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up in the artery walls causing a narrowing of those walls. Once this occurs, there is reduced blood flow to the heart, which eventually can cause blockages and possibly a heart attack. There are many risk factors involved in the development of heart disease, some of which you cannot control. The diet, however, is a risk factor that you can control. Controlling your diet also helps you to control cholesterol levels, weight, and blood pressure, which are also risk factors. Key factors in following a heart healthy diet include: Choosing low-fat or lean proteins, low-fat or fat-free dairy products, plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and high fiber foods, weight control, limiting sodium and being cautious when going out to eat.

Limit fat and cholesterol. Some examples of foods high in fat and cholesterol include butter, lard, hydrogenated margarine, cream sauces, coconut, palm and cottonseed oils, cocoa butter and bacon fat. Excess fat in the diet can contribute to weight gain and elevated cholesterol levels. These are both risk factors for heart disease.

  • Keep saturated fat in your diet less than 7 percent of your daily calories since saturated fats contribute to plaque formation in artery walls
  • Restrict trans fats in your diet since they act similar to saturated fats in your body
  • Dietary cholesterol should be less than 300 milligrams daily
  • If you have elevated LDL or “bad” cholesterol, decrease cholesterol to less than 200 milligrams daily
  • Limit total fat intake to less than 30% of your calories per day
  • Use unsaturated oils to cook with (e.g., olive, peanut, soy, sunflower, canola)
  • Choose oil based salad dressings instead of creamy ones
  • Grill, boil, broil, bake or steam foods instead of frying to decrease total fat intake

 

Choose low-fat proteins.

  • Most saturated fats come from animal sources so it’s important to eat lean cuts of meat, skinless poultry, fish, low fat dairy and egg whites
  • Non-meat low-fat proteins include: dried beans, legumes, soy based products and tofu

 

Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

  • Skim or 1% cow’s milk is recommended
  • Soy or almond milk are both low-fat and nutrient dense
  • Eat low-fat or fat-free cheeses
  • Nonfat or low-fat yogurt is a healthy option
  • Soy-based cheeses


Eat more omega-3 fats. They have been shown to be beneficial for heart health by raising HDL (good) cholesterol.

  • Animal sources include: salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines
  • Aim for fish twice per week
  • Other sources include: walnuts, canola and soybean oil
  • Fish oil supplements are another source, although they do not contain other nutrients found in the food sources

Eat nuts and seeds 3 days per week. They have been shown to improve blood pressure.

  • 5 to 6 nuts is a serving size for mixed nuts, almonds, cashews and pecan halves
  • Read food labels to determine serving size for other nuts and seeds


Eat more fruits and vegetables daily. They have been shown to improve blood pressure.

  • 5 servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended daily
  • Choose fresh or frozen without added fat or salt; unlike canned produce, frozen fruits and vegetables retain vitamin and mineral content
  • Have 2 tbsp. of dried fruit as a snack instead of candy
  • Cut up fresh pieces of fruits and vegetables to have them ready for regular snacks
  • Try ones you’ve never had before to diversify your diet as well as to ensure that you obtain as many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as you can
  • Make them the main part of your meal at least once daily

 

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How To Eat Healthy Heart Diet!

How To Eat Healthy Heart Diet!

Limit fat and cholesterol. Some examples of foods high in fat and cholesterol include butter, lard, hydrogenated margarine, cream sauces, coconut, palm and cottonseed oils, cocoa butter and bacon fat. Excess fat in the diet can contribute to weight gain and elevated cholesterol levels. These are both risk factors for heart disease.

  • Keep saturated fat in your diet less than 7 percent of your daily calories since saturated fats contribute to plaque formation in artery walls

  • Restrict trans fats in your diet since they act similar to saturated fats in your body
  • Dietary cholesterol should be less than 300 milligrams daily
  • If you have elevated LDL or “bad” cholesterol, decrease cholesterol to less than 200 milligrams daily
  • Limit total fat intake to less than 30% of your calories per day
  • Use unsaturated oils to cook with (e.g., olive, peanut, soy, sunflower, canola)
  • Choose oil based salad dressings instead of creamy ones
  • Grill, boil, broil, bake or steam foods instead of frying to decrease total fat intake

Choose low-fat proteins.

  • Most saturated fats come from animal sources so it’s important to eat lean cuts of meat, skinless poultry, fish, low-fat dairy and egg whites
  • Non-meat low-fat proteins include: dried beans, legumes, soy-based products and tofu

Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy products.

  • Skim or 1% cow’s milk is recommended
  • Soy or almond milk are both low-fat and nutrient dense
  • Eat low-fat or fat-free cheeses
  • Nonfat or low-fat yogurt is a healthy option
  • Soy-based cheeses

Eat more omega-3 fats. They have been shown to be beneficial for heart health by raising HDL (good) cholesterol.

  • Animal sources include: salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines
  • Aim for fish twice per week
  • Other sources include: walnuts, canola and soybean oil
  • Fish oil supplements are another source, although they do not contain other nutrients found in the food sources

Eat nuts and seeds 3 days per week. They have been shown to improve blood pressure.

  • 5 to 6 nuts is a serving size for mixed nuts, almondscashews and pecan halves
  • Read food labels to determine serving size for other nuts and seeds

Eat more fruits and vegetables daily. They have been shown to improve blood pressure.

  • 5 servings of fruits and vegetables are recommended daily
  • Choose fresh or frozen without added fat or salt; unlike canned produce, frozen fruits and vegetables retain vitamin and mineral content
  • Have 2 tbsp. of dried fruit as a snack instead of candy
  • Cut up fresh pieces of fruits and vegetables to have them ready for regular snacks
  • Try ones you’ve never had before to diversify your diet as well as to ensure that you obtain as many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants as you can
  • Make them the main part of your meal at least once daily

 

Maintain or lose weight if you need to. Obesity and being overweight is a risk factor for heart disease. Carrying extra weight can also cause too much stress on your heart.

  • Read food labels to determine serving sizes
  • Avoid eating when you are not hungry
  • Use small plates for meals
  • Have pre-portioned meals and snacks available
  • Avoid going back for seconds
  • Practice portion control
  • Limit desserts and sweets
  • Eliminate or limit sweetened drinks like soda since they are low in nutritional value and high in calories

Be careful when eating out. Restaurant foods typically contain higher amounts of fat, calories and salt than the same foods you may prepare at home.

  • Ask for less salt and fat added to foods prepared at the restaurant
  • Follow similar guidelines as you do at home
  • Obtain the restaurant's nutrition information either from the restaurant or online and keep handy for visits
  • Try to choose restaurants that have heart-healthy menu items
  • Have in mind what you will order before arriving
  • Avoid dishes with heavy creams or toppings
  • Choose grilled, steamed or broiled items instead of fried
  • Avoid overeating pre-meal items such as rolls, chips or appetizers
  • Watch out for sauces on sandwiches and in salads, always ask what they are made of

 

 

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Why Nutritious Food Is Important For Sexual Health?

Why Nutritious Food Is Important For Sexual Health?

Physical intimacy between partners is one aspect, which is of utmost importance, therefore we need to focus on things which can boost it. Sexual health is as important as your overall physical and mental health. Just as how your heart health is impacted by what you eat, nutrition also plays an important role in your sexual health. A number of sexual health problems can, in fact, be remedied by simply eating right.

Here are a few types of food that can help enhance your sexual health.

  1. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids: Some fats such as Omega 3 Fatty acids are essential for your health. Such foods improve blood circulation and neurological functioning thereby aiding in improving sexual function. Foods rich in Omega 3 Faty acids include soybean oil, tuna or trout fish, walnuts and almonds.
  2. Foods that help you maintain your weight: Your weight plays an important role in self-image and libido. In many cases of obesity, losing weight has a direct impact on increasing libido and sexual functioning. Hence, food that is rich in fibre and low in fat content such as whole grains and leafy vegetables should be a part of your daily diet.
  3. Food that increases fertilityVitamin C is essential for fertility, especially for men. It also helps increase the production of happy hormones and thus elevates moods. Thus increasing your vitamin C intake can help treat fertility problems. Fruits such as grapefruits, oranges and lemons are rich sources of vitamin C. Folic acid also plays an important role in increasing fertility. It improves sperm quality and reduces the pregnancy risks. Some foods that are rich in folic acid are broccoli, peas, lettuce. Beets and all kinds of nuts.
  4. Foods that increase sex drive: Apples are rich in polyphenols and antioxidants that stimulate blood flow to the genital area and aid in arousal. They also contain chemicals that increase lubricant production and hence make intercourse more enjoyable. Similarly, berries like strawberries and cherries and watermelons improve blood circulation and are a rich source of phytochemicals that enhance a person’s sex drive.
  5. Foods that increase sperm production: Zinc is one of the key nutrients involved in sperm production. Low levels of zinc can also affect a woman’s libido. Hence eating foods rich in zinc such as sesame seeds, whole grain bread, green leafy vegetables and brown rice can help boost libido and sperm production. One of the main reasons oysters are considered such a powerful aphrodisiac is because they are considered to be one of the richest sources of zinc.
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How to Build Muscle?

How to Build Muscle?

The best way to build muscle is to work out for 30-60 minutes 3-5 times a week and vary your routine every month so you don't plateau. To build your back muscles, do bent-over rows and pull-ups. To grow your pecs, do push-ups and lift weights on a bench press. Work your shoulders with overhead presses. Target your leg muscles with deadlifts and squats, and build your biceps and triceps with arm curls and dips. Finally, do planks and crunches to build your abdominal muscles. To learn what foods you should eat to build muscle, scroll down!

Increase your caloric consumption. Keep a log of the number of calories you eat, and use the average of those numbers to estimate your daily caloric needs. Then, multiply that number by 1.1. Make sure your calories are coming from a variety of healthy, minimally processed foods to provide quality nutrients for muscle-building. Try to get 30% of your calories from proteins, 50% from carbohydrates, and 20% from fats.

Get enough protein to support muscle growth. Aim for about 0.8 grams to 1 grams of protein per pound of bodyweight (1.6g to 2g per kg). For example, if you weigh 180 lb, take in 144-180 g of protein every day. If you're overweight, use your lean body mass as your bodyweight instead of you're current weight.

  • One ounce (28 grams) of cooked meat contains roughly 7 grams of protein. You could meet a 120-gram daily goal with three 6-oz. steaks, assuming no other protein sources.
  • If you're having difficulty meeting these protein levels, you can always use protein shakes to make up the difference.

Drink enough water. The body needs a sufficient amount of water to build muscle at an optimal rate. Here's a great little formula to help make sure you are getting enough:

  • Imperial units: Bodyweight in lbs X 0.6 = water intake in ounces.
  • The same formula in metric units: Bodyweight in kg x 40 = water intake in milliliters.
  • This includes all water from food and drink, not just glasses of water.
  • If you are over 30, you can lower these numbers to lbs x 0.46 to 0.54, or kg x 30 to 35

Eat regularly. Rather than having two or three large meals during the day—something we've grown up with—change your eating habits so that you are eating five to seven smaller meals during the day.

  • To help keep your protein intake high, one or two of those meals can be a protein shake. Here's one example, though a quick internet search will uncover hundreds of delicious protein shakes:
  • 8 ounces (230 g) skimmed milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) peanut butter
  • 2 scoops of protein powder
  1. Eat healthy fats. That's right—not only does it make food taste good, fat is good for you, as long as you are eating the right kinds and amounts of fat! Saturated fats—the fat you'll find in a stick of butter, a bag of chips, or bacon—should be limited to about 20g or less. That's the bad news. The good news is that unsaturated fats are actually beneficial, even necessary. Fat is necessary for the proper distribution of vitamins A, D, E, and K, helps promote better eyesight, and healthy skin. Fats are also important for the synthesis of hormones, so maintaining an adequate intake of them will speed up muscle-building and recovery.
    • Monounsaturated fats can be found in olive, canola, and sesame oils; avocado; and nuts such as almonds, cashews, peanuts, and pistachios.
    • Polyunsaturated fats are found in corn, cottonseed, and safflower oils; sunflower seeds and oils; flaxseed and flaxseed oil; soybeans and soybean oil.
    • Omega-3 fats, an overall winner of a fat that is very beneficial to heart and blood health, eyesight, and for children, brain development. You'll find this fat in many omega-3-enriched foods. Another great source is fatty cold-water fish such as salmon, tuna, trout, and sardines.
    • A good way to determine how much fat in grams you should be taking in is to multiply your calorie intake by 0.001 for maximum trans-fats; by 0.008 for maximum saturated fats; and by 0.03 for the "good fats". For example, for a 2,500-calorie diet, you would limit trans-fats to 3g or less, saturated fats to 20g or less, and up to 75g of mono- and polyunsaturated fats.

Take your vitamins. In addition to a well-balanced diet, include a multivitamin supplement to your dietary regimen. It will ensure that your body is getting the full amount of vitamins and minerals it needs to stay healthy. There are many options, depending on your age, your sex, and your particular health and diet needs. Find the one that's right for you, and make it part of your daily routine.

 

 

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Top 12 Foods In Omega-6

Top 12 Foods In Omega-6

Eating omega-6 foods usually isn’t a problem for most people, but if you need to boost your omega-6 levels, there are plenty of great foods to do it with.

Omega-6 foods: The best omega-6 essential fatty acid (linoleic acid) foods include corn puffs, sausage, butter, beef, eggs, safflower oil, sunflower seed oil, and brazil nuts, among many others. These levels are based on 100-gram servings, which is an exceedingly large amount for some of these foods, particularly the oils. On average, you should consume roughly 3, 000 milligrams of this fatty acid every day.

  • Safflower oil: A 100-gram serving contains nearly 75 grams of linoleic acid.
  • Sunflower seeds: There are 34 grams of this fatty acid (linoleic acid) in a 100-gram serving of sunflower seeds.
  • Butter: There are 37 grams of this polyunsaturated fat in this serving of butter.
  • Beef: This contains less than 300 milligrams of omega-6.
  • Eggs: There are 3500 milligrams of this fat in a 100-gram serving.
  • Sausage: More than 4000 milligrams are in a 100-gram serving.
  • Mayonnaise: There are over 40 grams of omega-6 in each 100-gram serving.
  • Flax/linseed oil: There are two grams of omega-6 per teaspoon of this oil.
  • Sesame seeds: There are more than 20 grams of omega-6 in 100 grams of these seeds.
  • Pumpkin seedsThese seeds also have over 20 grams of this linoleic acid.
  • Walnut oil: Nearly 53 grams of omega-6 are present in 100 grams of this oil.
  • Brazil nuts: These nuts have over 27 grams per 100-gram serving.
  • Other foods: Other foods rich in omega 6 include chocolate chip cookies, chicken, grape seed oil, evening primrose oil, borage oil, blackcurrant seed oil, canola oil, hemp oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, poppy seed oil, and acai berries.

What is omega-6?

Omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic acid) are a group of roughly a dozen different polyunsaturated fats that are commonly found in vegetable products, particularly vegetable oils. However, they are found in small to moderate quantities in many other foods as well. Experts recommend consuming an even 1: 1 ratio of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids for optimal health.

Different fats within the omega-6 classification can have both pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory properties. When it comes to the benefits of this family of fats, they are important for the following:

  • Promote brain development
  • Improve nervous system health
  • Soothe symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
  • Support bone health
  • Manage cardiovascular health

What is a diabetic diet?

What is a diabetic diet?

Diabetic diet ( also known as medical nutrition therapy) is actually a healthy balanced diet that everybody should follow. It doesn't mean living in deprivation, giving up your favourite foods particularly sweets completely or resigning yourself to tasteless food. It just means a balanced diet, not necessarily bland.

It is very important to follow this diet at all the stages of diabetes management, including pre diabetic stage to prevent the onset of diabetes or even to reverse it. For this, you don't have to shed all those extra kilos, just a loss of 5-10% of your initial body weight will do the job.

Basic principles of a diabetic diet

  1. Diabetic diet plan should be such that it is high in nutrients, with low fat and carbohydrates.

  2. Moderate restriction in calories have to be there if you are overweight or obese.

Carbohydrates-

  • Avoid sugars (beverages like soda, energy and sports drinks, coffee drinks and processed foods like doughnuts, muffins, candy bars) and starches (rice, potato, refined wheat flour) as they break down into glucose with digestion. Also these are more likely to cause abdominal obesity ( increased waistline which is more prone for heart disease).
  • Eat healthy carbohydrates like vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole-grains and low fat dairy products.

Fat-

  • Select foods containing ‘good’ fats like monounsaturated fats and linoleic acid.
  • Restrict total amount to approximately half kilogram per person per month or 3 tsp per person per day.
  • Prefer oils containing alpha linoleic acid (good for heart) - like mustard oil, soybean oil and rice bran oil.
  • All these oils can be used on a rotation basis each month.
  • Avoid bakery products like biscuits, cakes, sweets and fried snacks like chips, french fries, burger, samosas, pakoras, pizza.

Protein

  • Amount of protein should be such that it provides 15-20% of total calories (approximately 1gm/kg body weight).

Two types of proteins are available -

  • Class 1 or complete- e.g. meat, milk, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese and soy. They should provide 50% of daily protein intake.
  • Class 2 or incomplete- These generally lack one or the other essential amino acids. Examples- legumes, pulses and cereals. These can be used in different combinations to cover up for the deficient amino acids.

Micronutients - A balanced diet with adequate amount of fruits and vegetables should supply all the required micronutrients. Diabetics do not usually need extra supplementation.

Eat fibre rich food (all parts of plant foods that body cant digest and absorb) like vegetables, fruits, beans, peas, whole wheat flour, wheat bran.

  • Don’t starve yourself. Eat something every 3-4 hours.

  • If at times you feel like eating sugar, take small quantity and avoid any carbohydrate for that day e.g. rice, potato etc that you would normally have taken.
  • You can also adjust the dose of insulin accordingly.
  • Don’t forget to check your blood sugar after eating sweets.

- Avoid Alcohol

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

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Soya Oil Vs Rice Oil - Which One Is Beneficial?

Soya Oil Vs Rice Oil - Which One Is Beneficial?

Race among the various healthy edible oils is still on and it will keep going as oils have their unique properties and flavors, which are beneficial for the proper functioning of our body. The fat intake, obtained from cooking oils should consist of balanced fat, as it would provide important nutrients to sustain a fit and healthy life. 

Rice bran and Soybean oil are edible vegetable oils commonly used in Asian countries. All oils have their unique flavors and properties which give them their own pros and cons.

Rice bran oil
Obtained from rice bran (rice husks), it is mild and nutty in flavor which leaves no lingering aftertaste. It is one of the most balanced oil with 47% MUFA, 33% PUFA, and 20% SFA.

Health benefits of rice bran oil

  1. Contains Tocotrienols which are members of the vitamin E family with natural antioxidant properties that can help prevent cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer.
  2. Rice bran oil is unique in containing Oryzanol, a powerful antioxidant. Studies have shown that it can reduce plasma cholesterol and cholesterol absorption. This can lead to decrease in early atherosclerosis, inhibition of platelet aggregation, and increase in faecal bile acid excretion. Oryzanol also has been used to treat nerve imbalance and disorders of menopause.
  3. Rice bran oil contains high levels of antioxidants. This helps in boosting metabolic rate, which in turn aids weight loss.
  4. Rice bran oil is also considered extremely good for the skin. It contains Squalene that can be easily by the skin, which keeps it supple, soft, and smooth.

Soya bean oil
The oil is obtained from the soybean seeds and has an imperceptible odor support which enhances the natural flavors. It contains 53% PUFA and 27% MUFA and consists of only 15% SFA.

Health benefits of soya bean oil

  1. It is a modest source of antioxidant vitamin E which protects cell membrane, skin, and mucosa from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
  2. Soya bean oil contains phytosterols, which is a class of naturally-occurring compounds found in plants that are similar to cholesterol. Due to this structural similarity, phytosterols competitively inhibit cholesterol absorption in the gut and can reduce blood cholesterol levels by 10% -15%.
  3. Soya bean oil also contains vitamin K, which helps in bone formation and can prevent nerve damage in the brain that makes it useful in Alzheimer’s disease.

When comparing the two, rice bran oil is considered one of the best in terms of quality and various other factors. However, soya bean oil is no less and is highly preferred due to the affordability and availability. Both rice bran oil and soya bean oil have a high smoke point and are considered good for high heat cooking. Both oils also contain vitamin E and are rich in antioxidants. Rice bran oil is, however, regarded as a better option for females during their menopause period, as the chemical content present in it lessens the pain. However, soya bean oil contains no cholesterol, making it an excellent choice for patients suffering from heart diseases or high cholesterol levels. 

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

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Homeopathy And Dandruff

Homeopathy And Dandruff

HOMOEOPATHY WORKS BEST FOR DANDRUFF 

DANDRUFF [DANDRUFF]


Dry white flakes of skin, on your scalp is known as dandruff.
• It is not a health risk, but is a source of embarrassment.
• Some people have the wrong notion that it is because of bad hygiene or washing the hair often - this is a false belief. It is just that people having dandruff shed more skin then others.
• However some dermatologists suggest that is caused by a yeast fungus that is believed to breed in a combination of sebaceous oil and dead skin cells.
 

CAUSES: • A family history of dandruff.
• Excessive sweating of the scalp.
• Excessive mental and physical stress.
• Use of alkaline soaps.
• Cold dry winter season.
Psoriasis of scalp.
• Seborrhoeic dermatitis.
• Improper carbohydrate and sugar consumption.
• Nutrient deficiencies – B-complex, essential fatty acids, selenium.
 

SIGN AND SYMPTOMS:

• Flakes of skin which may be small and white or large greasy and yellow.
• Itching on scalp, eyebrows, nose or ears.
• It can be worse in winters.
 

DIETARY MANAGEMENT: Avoid:
• Avoid fatty and oily food.
• Avoid dairy products (except yoghurt) – cheese, cottage cheese and seafood.
• Avoid sugar, white flour and chocolate
• Avoid excess alcohol.
• Avoid stress.
• Even though dandruff is dry flaking skin do not normally apply excessive oil as it may provide an environment for yeast to breed.


  DO:

• Add one tea spoon of vinegar to the rinsing water after washing your hair.
• Before washing your hair, apply a mixture of 8 table spoon of pure organic peanut oil and 2 table spoon lemon juice and massage into the scalp. Leave it for 10-15 minutes then shampoo.
• You can replace oil with coconut milk or coconut water; leave it over night and shampoo.
• Wash hair with natural, herbal ingredients rather than chemical – take mixture of amla (Indian goose berri) powder, aritha (sapindus Laurifotius) powder and shikakai (Acacia Concinna) powder, soak it in water over night and wash hair with the mixture.

• Practice yoga, helps in relieving stress and will increase blood circulation.
• Natural live yoghurt is recommended as a natural conditioner.
• Avoid harsh hair dyes and hair creams.
• Softly massage your scalp when you shampoo or oil. This will help blood circulation and prevent skin from drying and cracking.

  CONSUME:

• Drink plenty of water.
• Eat large percentage of your diet as raw fruits and vegetables.
• Consume (3-4) nuts and seeds daily.
• Consume linseed oil – 2 table spoon.
• Consumption of Aloe vera juice is also helpful.
• Consume Kelp and Japanese sea plants frequently as they supply many minerals like iodine which are better for hair growth and healing of the scalp.
• Increase intake of zinc in diet:
– Shellfish, beef and other red meats, eggs and seafood, milk and milk products, nuts, sea plants especially Japanese sea.
• Consume diet rich in antioxidants like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.
• Increase intake of foods that contain PUFA's (poly unsaturated fatty acids): flax / linseed oil is the richest source of PUFA's. Other oils that contain PUFA's are safflower oil, soybean oil, maize oil, sesame oil, olive oil. As all oils are high in fats, its consumption should be limited. The intake of oils should not exceed 20gms a day.
• Sesame oil and almond oil hinders the absorption of LDL (low-density lipoproteins), so it is advisable to use replace other cooking oils by sesame oil.
• Consume lots of Selenium:
– Fish, shellfish, eggs, red meat, chicken, liver, grains, Brazil nuts, garlic, wheat germ and brewer's yeast.
• Consume lots of Vitamin B complex:
– Liver, kidney, pancreas, yeast (Brewer's yeast), lean meat especially pork, fish, dairy products, poultry, egg, shrimps, crabs and lobsters,.
– Milk and milk products, green leafy vegetables, legumes, nuts, whole grain cereals.
– Carrots, bananas, avocado, raspberries, artichoke, cauliflower, soy flour, barley, cereals, pasta, whole grains, wheat barn like rice and wheat germ, dried beans, peas and soybeans.

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Coronary Heart Disease And Sugar Or Carb Relation

Coronary Heart Disease And Sugar Or Carb Relation

The primary cause of coronary heart disease (which causes a heart attack) is inflammation of the coronary arteries (the arteries which carry oxygenated blood to your heart). Before I move on to explain what is inflammation, let’s see what is atherosclerosis.

  • Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory response initiated by damage to the innermost layer (known as the endothelium) of the arteries, which faces the bloodstream.
  • Atherosclerosis is a disease which causes narrowing of the walls of the arteries which is characterized by plaque build up. This plaque build up inside the arteries results in blockage of the blood flow or sometimes formation of blood clots. This plaque blood clots can result in partial or complete blockage of blood flow. When all this happens inside the coronary arteries, it is called coronary heart disease which is the main danger as it can lead to a heart attack.
  • As we see here that the underlying cause of blockage is the plaque build up. Let us see how this plaque is built up:
  • Once damage occurs to the inner layer of the coronary artery, the body’s natural repair mechanism takes over. This mechanism begins with circulating levels of low- density lipoproteins (ldls) into the damaged area. Let me stress that this occurs whether a person has high or low ldl-cholesterol!
  • Once ldls move into the damaged area of the endothelium, there is an inflammation response initiated by the body (inflammation response is a protective response of the body). This attracts the immune cells to the damaged site. This, in turn, produces growth factors, which cause muscle cells to multiply and invade the damaged area of the blood vessel. Eventually, the conundrum of ldl, immune cells, muscle cells and debris from the initial damage form “plaque.”

So as we see above, the primary cause of plaque build up is inflammation of arteries, and this plaque formation can happen, whether a person has low or high ldl levels, we are getting closer to the point of understanding that it’s not the cholesterol, but inflammation that is the primary cause of the blockage, which causes heart attack.

Now the question is what causes inflammation in the body?

  • Inflammation is not just restricted to the arteries, but every cell of the body, and the prime cause of this is sugar is inflammatory. Imagine spilling sugar syrup on your keyboard and see what happens. Inside the body also, sugar does similar things. People with chronically high sugar levels (type-2 diabetics or even pre-diabetics) are suffering from inflammatory stress in the body. That is why injuries or wounds in diabetics take longer time to heal and surgeries become critical!
  • And when I talk about sugar here, it is not only the refined sugar in the diet but also the excess intake of all carbohydrates in the body, which leads to chronically elevated blood sugar and insulin levels in the body.
  • So a person (specially a sedentary person) having predominantly excess carbohydrates and sugar in the body, even if taking a diet low in fats, is still at a greater risk of heart disease even though his saturated fat intake is low. That is why a type-2 diabetic is at a greater risk of having a heart attack. This is due to inflammation of arteries. And since this inflammation is not only limited to arteries but every cell of the body, often these people suffer from lethargy and low and energy levels due to inflammation in the intestinal cells, which restricts proper absorption of vital nutrients like vitamins, minerals in the body and the hormones get affected leading to lethargy.
  • This inflammation or damage to arterial walls can be caused by a few other factors as well like:
  • High intake of omega-6 fats (like vegetable oils, soybean oil etc) high intake of alcohol, smoking, high free radical damageincreased cortisol (ie stress) lack of vitamin c and other anti-oxidants.

Blood tests

  • If you really want to know the true health status of your cardio-vascular system that a mere lipid profile will not give you the true picture. A couple of blood tests that need to be added are:
  • Hba1c (glycated hemoglobin): hba1c test is an indicator of how well the sugar levels are controlled in the body in the span of 3 months. The excess sugar molecules bind with hemoglobin and the resultant molecule is called glycated haemoglobin. The life span of this molecule is 3 months. The normal value of hba1c is 6. Anything more than that means the sugar levels are chronically elevated beyond normal in the last 3 months.
  • C-reactive protein: this test indicates the level of inflammation in the body. This substance is produced by the liver which increases in the presence of inflammation in the body.
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