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Best Diet To Maintain Your Kidney Health!

Dr. Ashok Sarin 90% (42 ratings)
MD, MBBS, FRCP - Nephrology
Nephrologist, Delhi
Best Diet To Maintain Your Kidney Health!

"You are what you eat". Consuming a well-balanced diet is key to a healthy life, but at times we simply ignore it. Keeping our kidneys healthy is vital for our overall health. Fortunately, a healthy diet can help keep the kidneys in good shape. Here’s how:

  1. Choose or prepare food with less salt or sodium: Avoid overly processed foods and stick with natural foods. Don’t consume an excessive amount of salty foods. Keeping a check on the sodium intake will keep your blood pressure levels safe and not lead to any complications with the kidney
  2. Eat the right amount of proteins: Consuming high amount of proteins can stress the kidneys. However, if you don’t get enough you can become weak. So, it is essential to calculate how much protein your body needs and limit your protein intake accordingly. Be aware of which foods contain high protein including meat, poultry, and seafood and incorporate them into your diet wisely.
  3. Fluids: Drinking more water is not always good. The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) recommends drinking just enough fluids to keep your urine either light yellow or colorless. A standard recommendation is 13 cups daily for men and 9 for women. Also, cranberry juice has a positive association with kidney health for a long time, especially urinary tract infections and can be consumed.
  4. Watch your Potassium and Phosphorous: A diet high in potassium and phosphorous can thwart the kidney function. A diet with the right amount of Potassium will help your nerves and muscles work the right way. Also, the right phosphorous levels will help protect your bones and blood vessels. It is better to stay away from packaged foods, junk foods and colas that contain high phosphorous and potassium.
  5. Restrict the Fructose: As with sodium, your sugar levels are also to be watched. Since a high sugar diet can lead to diabetes and increase your risk for kidney disease, avoid high sugar foods. Sweetened beverages like sodas, fruit juices and energy drinks are not recommended.
  6. Kidney-friendly Superfoods: Adding the following foods to your diet can help promote optimal kidney function:
    • Red bell peppers – Low potassium and rich in vitamins, folic acid and fiber
    • Cabbage – Rich in phytochemicals that protect against toxins and low in potassium
    • Ginger, Garlic and Onion – Anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory agents
    • Kale – Rich in iron which is important for kidney health
    • Fruits – Apples, berries, cherries and red grapes are good to maintain kidney health
    • Watermelon – Has diuretic properties that help to flush out toxins

Keeping your kidney in good health is essential to lead a happy and disease-free life. So, start out by making small changes to your diet by following the above tips.

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Hi, I want to skip a meal at night and better start morning workout 90% of my food contains protein rich food. Is it ok to skip meal?

Dt. Ruchita Maheshwari 90% (379 ratings)
BSc, Pg Diploma In Food Science & Nutrition, Sensory Evaluation of Food, Certified Diabetes Educator
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
Hi, I want to skip a meal at night and better start morning workout 90% of my food contains protein rich food.
Is it ...
If you skip dinner definitely morning will be refresh to start. Always focus on balanced diet rather focusing on only one nutrients because body is mad up of different composition.
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Winter Care Of Neonates!

DNB ( Neonatology), MD ( Pediatrics), MBBS
Pediatrician, Jaipur
Winter Care Of Neonates!

With approaching winter the infants are most vulnerable section of the society that can develop complications related to extreme cold weather. Here are some tips for  new mothers to keep the baby cozy and free of problems :

1. Protecting from Cold :Winter means cold temperature. Babies especially newborn have larger exposed surface area and immature mechanism to generate heat in their body. Hence, they need to be protected with an extra layer of cloth . This should be preferably be a woollen or thick cotton. The more layers will protect against cold conditions. Also , their peripheries need to be covered with mittens/gloves and socks to keep them warm. Caps are a must especially when they get exposed to cold breeze as head is a significant part of their body . Swaddling and maintaining a room temperature of 24-28 o C is also a recommended way to keep babies warm.

2.  Maintaining safe sleeping: While sleeping the babies are at a risk of choking at times and hence they should not be overcovered with layers of heavy and bulky blankets. Also the crib in which the baby is placed should not be overstuffed . This causes poor air circulation , makes baby uncomfortable and may cause suffocation in the baby also. Babies should always sleep on their back and never on their tummy.

3.Skin Protection: With winter there is onset of many dry and irritant skin conditions. To protect the newly born from these problems one should moisturise the baby’s skin well after bath. Bathing daily can denude the natural oils of the skin and hence should be avoided. TO avoid allergy to the skin, hypoallergenic products only should be applied on the neonates skin and best oils to be used for massage is coconut or olive oil. The mustard oil and practices like LOI with flour can cause sever irritation on the tiny babies skin.

4. Protection from common infections and cold:With winter many adults too catch cold and cough and they can pass their infections to the neonate. TO protect them use hand sanitizer,  use more breast feeding, wash hands frequently before touching the babies and do not allow for kissing and touching the face of the baby with unclean hands. Mothers who have common cold or fever can continue to breastfeed their babies using handkerchief or mask to prevent the babies from catching their infection.

5. Tackling common problems of winter : Common problems like nose block still happens due to winter and hence it is best to use saline drops and good quality nasal aspirators to keep the nose less stuffy. Also use oil heaters which do not let the humidity decrease while giving heat and hence do not aggravate the problem of stuffy nose. Some new items like vaporises and humidifiers can also be used to maintain humidity in the room in which baby is spending most of their time.

.Red flag signs in winter: If during winter the baby has any signs like irritability, poor feeding,  excessive cry, pulling ears, cough, breathing difficulty, icy cold body , bluish lips or tongue  or fever more than 100 degree F then consult your paediatrician immediately as this indicates serious infections too. Do not use home remedies for such small infants.

How To Crip Walk?

Gautam Clinic Pvt Ltd 91% (7785 ratings)
Sexologist Clinic
Sexologist, Faridabad
How To Crip Walk?

Understand the history and implications of the crip walk. The crip walk is a controversial dance move which originated in the 1970s in South Central Los Angeles, among members of the Crip gang.

  • Originally, the foot movement used in crip walking was meant to spell out the letters "C-R-I-P" and was used to display gang affiliation at parties and other gatherings.

  • Later, the dance was used as a signature by Crip gang members after they had committed a crime, as the foot movement would leave distinctive shuffle marks on the ground.
  • As a result of these associations, crip walking was banned from a large number of schools in certain L.A. neighborhoods, while MTV refused to play any rap or hip-hop videos (such as those by Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, and Kurupt) containing the crip walk.
  • More recently, the crip walk has been appropriated by American culture and, in general, is no longer intended to display gang affiliation.
  • However, it is important to be aware of the history and implications of the crip walk, as performing it could still potentially cause offense in certain situations.

Learn the shuffle. The shuffle is the most basic part of the c-walk. To shuffle, stand with your right foot planted firmly on the ground and your left leg extended out in front of you, balanced on the ball of your left foot.

  • Now, reverse this position by standing firmly on your left foot while your right leg is extended in front of you, balanced on the ball of your right foot. Jump as you switch your feet, so the switch is completed in one fluid movement.
  • Now keep jumping and switching your feet -- this is the basic shuffle movement. You can make it more interesting by moving sideways or around in a circle as you jump, or by keeping the same foot forward in a double jump.
  • Variation: A common variation on the shuffle step is the shuffle kick. To do the shuffle kick, balance your front foot on the heel rather than the toe and give it a flick to the side.
  • Alternating between the basic shuffle step and the shuffle kick will add more flavor to your crip-walk.

 

Learn the heel-toe. The heel to toe is perhaps the hardest part of the crip walk and will require some practice.

  • Type one: Turn so that your body is facing diagonally towards the right, then put your left foot forward, balancing on the heel. Swivel on your left heel and the ball of your right foot until your body is facing diagonally towards the left.
  • Now jump and switch feet so your right foot is in front, balanced on the heel, and your left foot is behind. Keep practicing this movement until you get it fast and smooth.
  • You can add some variation to the movement by doing a double heel-toe -- do the heel-toe as normal but instead of switching feet try to swivel in the same direction twice, keeping the same foot in front.
  • Type two: The second type of heel-toe is pretty much the same as the first, except for one major difference. Instead of balancing on the ball of your back foot, try to balance on your toe. Then instead of swiveling on your toe, drag it across the ground as you change directions.
  • Type three: The third type of heel-toe involves the same movement as the first, except that you keep repeating the heel-toe with the same foot in front while moving in one direction. So, starting with your body facing diagonally towards the right and your left heel in front, swivel so that your body is facing diagonally towards the left. Now instead of switching feet, jump back to the starting position (facing the right, left heel in front) and repeat the movement again.

Put it all together. A good crip walk will involve a combination of the movements described above, with as many variations and as much personal style thrown in as possible.

  • Just try to get the movements as smooth and fluid as possible -- crip walking is supposed to look effortless and loose, not tight and exact.
  • Practice as you listen to your favorite hip-hop or rap tunes and try to dance in time with the beat.
  • What you do with your arms is up to you -- some people leave them loose at their sides, while others put their hands on their hips.
  • Remember that everyone's c-walk is unique, so just do what feels good for you.

 

Beet Root Benefits!

Dr. Deepti Dhillon 86% (170 ratings)
MBBS, DDV, Aesthetic medicine
Dermatologist, Delhi

Beetroot, very rich in calcium and vitamin D which stimulates the nail growth is very healthy for sturdy and strong nails.

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What You Eat Affects Your Teeth?

Dr. Anju Thomas 85% (11 ratings)
BDS, MDS Prosthodontics
Dentist, Bangalore
What You Eat Affects Your Teeth?

Your mouth, teeth, and gums are more than just tools for eating. They’re essential for chewing and swallowing—the first steps in the digestion process.

Your mouth is your body’s initial point of contact with the nutrients you consume. So what you put in your mouth impacts not only your general health but also that of your teeth and gums. In fact, if your nutrition is poor, the first signs often show up in your mouth. Here are a few helpful things to know about how what you eat can impact your dental health. Your individual nutrition and calorie need depend on your age, gender, level of physical activity and other health factors, but according to MyPlate, a website from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an agency of U.S. Department of Agriculture, a balanced and healthy diet should include: Fruits and vegetables. Combined, these should cover half your plate at meals. Grains, At least half of the grains you eat should be whole grains, such as oatmeal, whole wheat bread, and brown rice. Dairy, Choose low-fat or fat-free dairy foods most often. Protein. Make lean protein choices, such as lean beef, skinless poultry, and fish. Vary your protein choices to also include eggs, beans, peas, and legumes. Eat at least eight ounces of seafood a week. In addition to diet, it’s also important to stay active for good health. Adults should get at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity physical activity every week. The foods you eat and the beverages you drink can have a direct influence on the incidence and progression of tooth decay, depending upon:

  1.  The form of the food—whether it’s liquid, solid, sticky or slow to dissolve makes a difference.
  2. How often you eat sugary foods and beverages and how often you eat or drink acidic foods and beverages.
  3. The nutritional makeup of the food.
  4. The combination of the foods you eat and the order in which you eat them.
  5. Medical conditions you may have, such as gastrointestinal reflux and eating disorders, which can increase risk of cavities and weaken teeth

For dental health, it’s recommended that people limit eating and drinking between meals. Of course, sometimes eating between meals must happen. Unfortunately, most people choose foods like sweets and chips for snacks; foods that harm teeth by promoting tooth decay. If you do snack, make it a nutritious choice—such as cheese, yogurt, fruits, vegetables or nuts—for your overall health and the health of your teeth. 

HI, Is it ok to have fruits with milk? Like cheese shake, custard apple shake etc.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 94% (12746 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
HI, Is it ok to have fruits with milk? Like cheese shake, custard apple shake etc.
Avoid mixing all berries (including strawberries) with milk. ... Bananas — even though they are sweet, after they are ingested with milk, the post-digestive effect will be sour, so the two should not be combined. Generally it is a good idea to take milk and fruit separately.
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HI, Is revital capsules really helpful to keep ourselves energetic throughout the day. Does it have any side effects as well?

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 94% (12746 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
HI, Is revital capsules really helpful to keep ourselves energetic throughout the day. Does it have any side effects ...
Energy - Ginseng, B-Vitamins and Iron helps support daily energy needs. Mental Alertness - Ginseng improves mental alertness & concentration. Relax Mind - Ginseng helps in increasing your ability to handle stress. Immunity - Vitamins and Minerals helps improve your health & immunity.
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What is the benefit of taking high resource protein? Is it advisable for men and women? Please suggest.

Dietitian/Nutritionist,
What is the benefit of taking high resource protein?
Is it advisable for men and women? Please suggest.
Hi lybrate-user, proteins are the building blocks of your body so this is extremely important for you to include rich protein sources in your diet like cottage cheese, meat, pork, soya.
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Before vivitro experience what is necessary to maintain in body an how much gm should I take in first experience. An how much day it take for detoxification in body toxin.

Dr. Pawan Kumar Gupta 91% (2629 ratings)
M.D. HERBAL
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Dehradun
Before vivitro experience what is necessary to maintain in body an how much gm should I take in first experience. An ...
Over weight case, take sky Fruit, Cow Urine caps, org wheat Grass Powder, Nigella cap, may contact for any assistance.
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