Ginger: Your Personal Doctor

Ginger, the ordinary everyday consumed spice in our kitchen is amongst the healthiest natural product in the world. It is full of nutrients and rejuvenating compounds that have powerful benefits for the body and mind. It is amongst the most effective home remedies and has multiple health benefits. Adrak wali chai is something that is loved across country by people of all ages. It has many benefits but let’s find out some other benefits of Ginger, the super spice.

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Onion: The everyday Super food

Onions, the humble ordinary and everyday used vegetable is not just a tastemaker but an ace health companion when it comes to fighting multiple diseases and medical issues. Onions have high curative powers. They contain natural sugars, vitamins A, B6, C and E, minerals such as sodium, potassium, iron and dietary fibre. They are also good source of folic acid.

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Why Amla should be Your Daily Health Buddy

The humble amla or the Indian gooseberry is nothing but a super food in its own right. The ordinary humble food is one of the most important foods in ayurvedic medicine system. It’s a nutrition packed fruit and is a storehouse of good health. It helps everyone to have a longer and health life. It keeps several diseases at bay. Its antioxidant power is twice that of acai berry and about 17 times that of the pomegranate. So start consuming this inexpensive wonder fruit from today itself and bring a positive change to your health. Here are some of the health benefits of Amla:

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Choose Food Instead of Medicine

Food First!Imagine a food, and not a medicine that is powerful enough to help you lower your cholesterol or reduce your risk of heart disease or lower your possibility of cancer! And then for an added bonus, it also puts you in a better mood and helps you achieve radiant looking skin. Oh, and I think I forgot to mention that there are absolutely no side effects? Surely you would stock up on a lifetime supply. Guess what? These life-altering foods are available right now in your local supermarket.The foods you choose to eat will effect how you feel today as well as your future life’s quality. Even healthy people are able to make a few tweaks – and the impact really is amazing. I would guestimate that approximately 60% of suffering could be eliminated by what people eat and how they choose to exercise – I truly believe that heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and high blood pressure can all be impacted.The great thing is that you do not need to eat a specific food to treat a specific ailment. A healthy diet should incorporate a variety of the following superfoods – and they will help you maintain your weight, fight disease and even live longer. The one thing that all the foods on my list have in common is that they are ‘clean’ (unprocessed) foods. You aren’t going to find a fortified cereal on my list!

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Why garlic is your best health companion

Garlic, the most common ingredient in Indian dishes, the tiny spice that is present in almost every kitchen is not just a wonderful taste maker but also a natural product. It’s antiviral and antibacterial properties are being used for ages. It’s a tiny white pod with immense medicinal properties. Garlic is helpful in various medical conditions and below we list few of them:

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HIV: A manageable disease

The burden of HIV, while nowhere close to what is was just a decade ago, is still humongous in terms of the impact on a patient’s life and we’ll being.123

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Some of the most common myths about tuberculosis (TB)

TB occurs only in the lungs and is called Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB). TB is diagnosed by testing your sputum and if the test is negative you don’t have to worry. There are other blood tests, and if they are negative you don’t have TB. The treatment of TB is four drugs for two months of which two drugs continue for an additional four month period, after which treatment is over. In reality, TB can affect any part of your body, from the scalp on your head to the nail on your foot.

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The role of immunoglobulins in viral hemorrhagic fevers

A 26 year old resident doctor of a teaching hospital was referred for an opinion for Infectious Diseases. He had a short history of illness, about four days of fever, rapidly evolving skin rash, worsening breathlessness and low platelets (count of 7000). A diagnosis of Dengue hemorrhagic fever was made. However, patient was on ventilator by day five, had cardiac tamponade, tense ascites and large bilateral pleural effusions.

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Vaccines in adults: Is it necessary?

Vaccines in adults in preventing or minimizing the burden of infections are crucial to the well being of the individual. As you grow older the immune system begins to slow down. This slowing is not only due to age but also due to exhaustion, fatigue, disease and lifestyle besides other factors. That is why the vaccine is a support to your body since one major element called memory is depleted.

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Beat the Age with These Food Habits

Our diet plan and eating habits is the biggest differentiator when it comes to age related issues. Wrinkled face and dark circles are one of the most worrying lifestyle issues and these can be cured if we follow a healthy diet plan. Below list will help you follow a healthy diet plan to fight wrinkles and keep your skin glowing and youthful. 

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Blame these Foods for Low Sex Drive

Low sex drive, decrease in sperm count, sexual frustration is some of the major lifestyle problems that people face today. But did we ever consider that many of our daily food intakes can be biggest villains. Many of these foods can slow down sex drive. It is important to know that what we eat can have sexual effects on both psychosomatic and physiological level. Testosterone drives much of human libido and low testosterone means a lower sex drive. So next time avoid excess consumption of these foods:

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How to Stop Ageing, the Easy Way

  Today, people are obsessed to retain their youthful look forever. They are freaking out as they start seeing wrinkles on their face or fine lines around their forehead. Getting old is a natural and the skin will definitely show signs of it as we age. But instead of artificial means, follow these natural methods to slow down the effects of ageing.

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Simple Stretching Exercises for Office

We are so busy doing work in office that we don’t even realize how much damage is being done to body while we sit for hours in front of our computers. Our work cannot be ignored but so is our health. We have to constantly keep our muscles relaxed even at office so as to not fall victim to multiple lifestyle problems. Listed below are some of the easy exercises which anyone can do in office and have a far more relaxed and healthy body. 

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How to Blast that Excess Fat

Ladies, to have a fit body is not just a dream but your right and we have listed down perfect ways to kick that extra flab and get a toner shape. The highlight is, it’s not about starving your body, some weird muscle toners or supplements but plain basic health tips. So gear up and get ready to achieve your fitness goals.

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Zika: The Threat is Real

The Zika virus outbreak is another event in a series of communicable diseases that has highlighted the threat of a potentially dangerous combination: vector borne diseases and generation of waste.   A city the size of Mumbai alone generates between six and nine thousand metric tonnes of waste every day. While the civic administration and the state do a terrific job of this disposing this waste, the accumulation of waste cannot be the sole responsibility of the authorities and cognisance should be taken by individuals, society and community leaders.   This waste, consisting of just every part of industrial end products, perishable and non perishable products is a breeding ground for not only scavengers like rodents, cockroaches and flies, but also vectors that transmit, amongst other conditions,  diseases such as dengue, malaria, encephalitis, and Zika. And so, to break this cycle it is critical that breeding grounds be disposed, sanitised and kept sterile. This of course is easier said than done but it has to start with good intent, social responsibility, and tangible results.   Public health in our country will dominate all aspects of Infectious Diseases starting from preventive medicine to burden of clinical disease either of ambulatory patients or hospitalised ones. It therefore makes a great difference in investing in preventing an infection than treating one.

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Noise Impacts Children Much More Than Adults

Premature babies are at a higher risk as they are exposed to white noise of an incubator at an early stage in life, unlike full-term babies who develop the ability to listen to voices in themother’s womb and therefore, are more accustomed to hearing voices.Dr. Amir Lahav of Harvard Medical School adds saying that exposure to noise and sounds very early in life will spill over to affect how the brain is going to function. Noise has an implication in various places and even the classroom design must be taken into consideration. Factors such as the type of flooring, ceiling height also matter.

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Bilingual Children Better At Problem Solving

If your child is speaking two languages, then kudos, as a recent Canadian study suggests bilingual children to be better at problem solving than their monolingual counterparts. The study considered 39 bilingual and 43 monolingual children at the age of 24 months and again at 31 months.The researchers found no difference between the bilingual and monolingual toddlers, during the cognitive flexibility and memory skills tests. But, as the study furthered, the conflict inhibition test revealed significant differences between the two. Diane Poulin-Dubois, one of the study’s authors, has claimed that the bilingual toddlers had their vocabulary increased.

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How To Ease Anxiety In Children Naturally?

Anxiety in kids could be very distressing, causing problems with sleeping, eating and their regular activities. The reason behind the anxiety disorders in Ayurveda is pragya apradh (the unhealthy adaptation of physical and mental type leading into the mental imbalance).

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Children’s Brains are being destroyed by Industrial Chemicals

It isn’t news that we live in a polluted environment, but, what is alarming is our unawareness to proximity of these pollutants. In fact, industrial chemicals aren’t just contaminating our environment, they are impacting our children’s brain development.Note this: Between 2006 to 2008, children diagnosed with developmental disabilities were exponentially more than that reported in the previous decade. During the same time span, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) saw an increase of 33% cases and autism cases saw a staggering 300 % rise.Scientists believe there’s a link between these chemicals in our environment to the increase in brain development damage among children.

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Ayurveda Remedies To Treat Autism In Children

The incidence of autism in the United States and Canada continues to increase at rates never before observed in recorded history. Diagnosis of autism and autism spectrum disorder conditions have increased nearly 50-fold over the last 40 years.While western medicine and research have stalled with respect to the treatment or management of autism, Ayurveda has come to the rescue and is increasingly being used to treat autistic symptoms. Ayurvedic practices have demonstrated to be effective in supporting autistic patients in becoming functional in managing various symptoms of this condition.Of course, these set of remedies may also work with adults, but the earlier you start using ayurvedic herbs and treatments the better it works for your child.

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Lower Sperm Count and its Causes

Decreasing sperm count is a worrying trend that is affecting a lot of people in urban towns. Work pressure, stress and unhealthy lifestyle are a major contributor to lower sperm count. Decrease in sperm count makes it difficult, though not impossible, to fertilize partner’s egg. For those few who are not interested in having kids, this article is still important as lower sperm count is also linked to infertility, testicular cancer, prostate cancer and cardiovascular problems later in life.

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5 Yoga Poses To Help Children De-Stress

Children are very sensitive and any mental block can easily translate into physical actions. They tend to experience several emotions at once, which can eventually put down their energy levels. Here are 5 safe yoga poses that will help your child avoid meltdowns and mentally relax. You could also do these poses with your kids, making it a fun pass time that they might look forward to.

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5 Summertime Tips for Healthy Ears

Everyone has heard of swimmer's ear -- but there are other 'ears' you don't want this summer, such as 'music-lover's ear' and 'unpressurized ear.' 

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Do You Have A Running Nose All Year Round?

Having a constantly running nose, despite not having a cold, could not only be annoying but it could also hinder your daily activities. This condition is known as Perennial Allergic Rhinitis. People with this condition experience symptoms year-round—unrelated to the season.

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How to Clear A Stuffy Nose or Runny Nose?

A blocked and a stuffy nose can cause you real discomfort. It can be a real pain as it can be one of the biggest barriers of good sleep. When I’m down with a stuffy nose, all I do is reach out for all the possible nasal sprays to help me get rid of this nasal congestion. However, I recently studied that these chemical substances have their own side effects and disadvantages. So, I tried a more natural alternative – acupressure to clear a stuffy nose. It uses gentle pressure to four points of the face to help you clear your nose. 

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Avoid treating these Foods to your Kids

Every parent loves their kids dearly. In this love they tend to agree to whatever their kids ask to eat. But we are sorry to say, that is not love, Infact you are the worst enemy of your child’s health. Below we list down some food products which you should avoid serving to your little ones unless you don’t care about your children’s health. 

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Never Say these things to Kids

Parenting is a difficult task and no one questions it. But we also understand that it is The most important task. This is because parents raise the new generation and the kids will grow up with a behavior that is taught by parents. Being a parent it is of utmost important to see what you speak to your kids. You might vent anger at some points but always be careful with choice of words. Any misplaced word or sentence might have extreme repercussions. Below is the list of insensitive things that all parents should avoid saying to their kids.

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Super Foods for your Superhero Kids

Your superheroes are growing and have numerous challenges to deal daily. They are expected to score good marks, to act in play to scoring the maximum runs in the colony match and what not. But ever wondered about their diet? We list down the best superfoods that will give maximum firepower to sure super heroes.

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Best ways to Handle Dental Problems

Gently brushing teeth after every meal is one of the best oral care habits. People should use soft tooth brush and brush with gentle strokes otherwise they will end up hurting gums. 

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Never ignore your Dental Problems

Majority of people have the habit of ignoring their dental problem. Only till the pain worsens will they finally attend the dentist. Whether it’s bleeding gums, or tooth decay or any other oral problem, visiting a dentist is the last thought. A simple pain in gums can actually not be as simple and can result in gingivitis- inflammation of the gum tissue. 

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Prevent Bleeding Gums through Home remedies

Bleeding gums is one of the most common oral problems. Majority of people suffer from it. If your gums bleed while brushing, it is because of mild gingivitis, and oral problem. The best advice in this situation is to visit a dentist. But alongside there are quite a few home remedies which are equally good in treating gum problems like bleeding and inflammation of gums. 

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Some Surprising Facts about Teeth

We have always been taught to take good care of our teeth and gums. We have been taught what food to eat and what to avoid. Also we are taught by our parents and teachers as to how we should brush our teeth and what toothbrush we should use. We always thought this is just about oral care but we are in surprise. Oral care is just not related to healthy gums, avoiding bad smell from mouth and having sparkling white teeth. It goes much beyond it and its benefits are manifolds. As per a research, our oral and gum problems increases the chance of having cardiovascular diseases by almost 25 % and diabetes by almost 18 %.

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Is your child eating Healthy?

The biggest task for today’s parents is to ensure whether or not their kids are eating healthy. Kids are full of tantrums and it is an audacious task to pull them away from all the junk foods and candies. It might seem daunting but it’s not impossible. A diet that is low on sugar, salt and saturated fat is very essential for kids. Below are some valuable tips from experts to ensure that your child is eating healthy: 

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How to boost your Kids Immunity?

Below listed are some of the best ways that parents can put to use in order to boost their kids immunity.

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