Friday, July 30, 2010

Clearing Nasal Congestion


The most common and troubling symptom of respiratory ailments is nasal congestion or stuffy nose, which makes breathing difficult. There are various ways to get rid of the nasal congestion, and breathe easy.

RECOVERY PROCEDURES

A potent expectorant helps thin down your mucous thus clearing your nose. Inhalers are quick-fix solutions for nasal congestion.
Nasal drops or spray decongestants bring instant relief to the problem. However, you need to use these with discretion.
Regular physical exercise, deep breathing exercises, Yoga and Pranayam are good for lung fitness. Steam inhalation and use of vapourisers can help ease your breathing trouble. Intake of high protein diet improves your immunity and raises your resistance power.

BREATHING EASY

Exercise helps recover from nasal congestion quickly. The body sweats off toxins and clears the sinuses with ease. Exercise helps to relieve the inflammation and get the blood flowing again. Swimming, aerobic workouts or power yoga help by increasing the lung capacity. There is an improvement in the energy levels resulting in higher stamina.

Guided breathing exercises increase your endurance. For stress reduction too, you need to deep breath and relax. Studies shoe that a proper inhale and exhale technique, if exercised at proper intervals impart medical benefits, particularly stress reduction.

Drinking plenty of liquids : water, fruit juice, etc help eliminate congestion. hot soups and broths clear the sinuses and soothe the nasal passageways, forcing the discharge out. Fairly spicy food too may make you feel better.

Vitamins A, C and B complex help. A healthy diet helps your respiratory system strong. Nuts are good source of vitamins E that boots the immune system and magnesium which helps the lung function. Apples, oranges and tomatoes are good sources of antioxidants and vitamin C.

Rest is an effective treatment for most ailments, including those causing nasal congestion.


Source : Timeswellness

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Benefits & Uses of Carrots !


Carrots are known for their high nutritional and medicinal qualities and are useful for a range of ailments. Here's why you should include them in your daily diet :

  • Carrots are known to be excellent for healthy skin, hair and bones.
  • They are also known to be great for the eyes. Eat them raw, cooked or boiled or have carrot juice regularly.
  • Suffer from heart problems? Experts say that carrots can reduce the risk of heart ailments.
  • Had a long day work? Freshly made carrot juice is known to give instant relief from stress and fatigue and will also clean your body from inside.
  • An upset tummy gets great relief from carrot soup. An excellent remedy for diarrhoea, carrots calm down your bowel system.
  • Choose your carrots well. The deeper the orange color, the more carotenoids (source of vitamin A) it has, which makes it a healthier option for you.
  • Carrot juice improves and increases your immunity more than any other vegetable. Having two glasses of carrot juice daily is known to increase your immunity by up to 70 per cent.
  • Carrot juice will lower cholesterol and blood pressure if had everyday.
  • Since carrots are high in fibre, they are very good for your colon. Another benefit? They regulate blood sugar as well.



Source : TOI


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Is Your Heart telling U Something ?


SILENT HEART ATTACKS

A heart attack (myocardinal infarction) occurs when a section of the heart muscle dies due to a sudden blood clot blockage in the coronary artery. This blockage restricts the blood and oxygen supply to the heart, causing chest pain, problems breathing, and possible permanent injury. 

Silent heart attacks are similar; the only difference is that the person doesn't feel it. This is attributed to possible nerve damage (neuropathy) around the heart due to chronic diseases or narrowing of the coronary arteries, which impedes blood flow to the heart. people who are at high risk for heart attack are also in danger of suffering a silent heart attack.

SYMPTOMS :

A silent heart attack can cause symptoms after the attack. Feeling increased fatigue after normal activities is a sign of heart damage from a silent heart attack. 

Shortness of breath and sleep disturbances, persistent feeling of indigestion, burping, gaseous-bloating of stomach with no background history of gastric disorder are also signs that person had a silent heart attack.

Some people only find out when they come in for their casual / anual health check up. Their ECG and other tests justifiably might reveal an evidence for a heart attack, which they feel they have never suffered from.


Source :  Dr.Vijay Surase for TOI

GARLIC - MEDICINAL ATTRIBUTES - Part 2

GARLIC - MEDICINAL ATTRIBUTES



04 CATARACT

Slowly and calmly chewing three four clove of unripe garlic is proven to be useful 
for keeping your eyes clean and also useful in cataract.



05 COMMON COLD


Boil three four crushed cloves of garlic in a cup of water. Consume this mixure in 
luke warm state. The medicinal attribute of garlic helps in ouster of cough from the body. It 
also useful for 
ouster of poisinous elements from the body and elimination of viruses. 



06 EARACHE

Crush three four rosted garlic clove with a little salt. Take a small piece of clean 

cloth (preferrably woolen) and put above crushed mixure therein and keep it in affected ear. 

Besides, consume 
three four unripe garlic cloves dayly for three four days.



07 WHOOPING COUGH


Garlic is a good medicine for whooping cough. Intake of garlic clove two to three 
times a day (5 ml to 15 ml) is proven useful for patients suffering for whooping cough. 


Besides above, intake of three four unripe clove of garlic is useful for high blood p
ressure. Fresh unripe garlic and garlic oil is also useful for patients suffering from 
intestinal worms.


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Never use any home remedy or other self treatment without being advised to do so by a physician.
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Source : DSDG


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

GARLIC - MEDICINAL ATTRIBUTES - Part 1

GARLIC - MEDICINAL ATTRIBUTES


01 FOR ACNE (Pimples)

Apply unripe garlic on the acne (pimple) affected area of face three to four times per day. It will not only helps for curing acne, but also useful for removing its scar i.e. spots. At times comparatively elder persons also suffers from acne, this remedy is particularly useful for such 
elder ones. 
Besides this external remedy, intake of two to four garlic clove per day is useful for purification of the blood, which helps in keeping good skin for longer period.


02 FOR ANOREXIA (Lack of hunger)

Boil three four garlic clove in a tea cup water. Add juice of half a lime therein. Intake of this mixture once a day is preety useful in improvement of digestion system which ultimately increases hunger.


03 BACKACHE

Garlic is a best home remedy for backache. Consume two three garlic clove in early morning. Secondly, boil ten to twelve garlic clove in a cup of cooking oil (sesame oil, mustard oil or coconut oil).  Apply this mixture on back and take hot water bath after one hour. This exercise should, however, be regularly made for at least a period of fifteen days.



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Never use any home remedy or other self treatment without being advised to do so by a physician.
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Source : DSDG


Monday, July 26, 2010

Crossing our Legs - Health Mistakes

Crossing our Legs - Health Mistakes


Do you cross your legs at your knees when sitting? Although we may believe that this is the lady-like elegant way to sit, sitting this way cuts down circulation to your legs. If you don't want varicose veins to mar the beauty of your legs and compromise your health, uncross your legs every time you realize you have one knee on top of the other. The best way to sit is to simply place both legs together on the floor, balancing your weight equally. If you feel like changing position, instead of crossing your legs, simply move both legs together to one side. As an alternative, you could also consider crossing your legs loosely at the ankles. This is a classically elegant way to sit, and is far better for your legs and your health than sitting with your legs crossed at your knees.


Source : DSDG


Friday, July 23, 2010

LOOK BEAUTIFUL, THE NATURAL WAY - PART 2


Ayurveda mentions many simple natural ways to maintain a healthy and glowing skin. Using these natural ways, one can stay beautiful for a longer period without having to suffer the side effects of the chemicals.

Below are some simple 'secrets' to achieve a naturally beautiful skin.


Take equal quantities of turmeric powder and wheat flour and make a paste with sesame oil. 


Apply it to the face to remove unwanted hair.


Apply orange juice to the face for smooth and soft skin.


Take 30 ml. of cabbage juice and mix one teaspoon of honey in it. This mixture, if applied regularly to the face, helps to keep the wrinkles away.


Make a paste of raw carrots and apply it to the face. Wash it after one hour. The skin will become glowing.


Regular application of mint juice to the face helps to remove stains.


Try out some of these simple natural remedies for smooth, clear and radiant complexion. 


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Thursday, July 22, 2010

LOOK BEAUTIFUL, THE NATURAL WAY - PART 1


Our skin faces a constant barrage of chemicals everyday from pollution to harsh chemically formulated products that strip the skin of its natural balance. These simple Ayurvedic home remedies help you to attain a clear, healthy and glowing complexion.


Below are some simple 'secrets' to achieve a naturally beautiful skin :


Mix equal quantities of cucumber juice, rose water and lime juice. Wash the face and apply it overnight. Rinse off in the morning. This clears the complexion and keeps it healthy. 


Take 50 ml. of raw (not boiled) milk and mix a pinch of salt and two teaspoonful of lime juice in it. Use it as a cleansing lotion. It helps to clean the deep pores of skin.


Mix equal quantities of lime juice, glycerin and rose water. This lotion if applied to the face regularly at bed time is very useful in removing pimples, blackheads and other stains of the skin. It makes the skin soft, and can also be applied to other parts of the body (hands, feet etc.)


Take 50 ml. of tomato juice and mix with one teaspoon of lemon juice. Apply this mixture to the face. It helps to make the skin soft and glowing.



To Be Continued...


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dos and Dont's for Healthy Hair


# Never apply chemical-based bleach, avoid using hair curler, hair dryers, chemical-based hair gels, and coloring hair using hair colors as they contain ammonia. As these things dries your hair and your hairs look lifeless and hard. Maintain a natural hair care routine.


# Regular cleaning of hair is required. Set a good routine for hair care.


# Drink lots of water as water is good for health and hair.


# Regular trimming of hair will prevent split ends.


# Do not use chemical-based shampoo excessively as it takes away the natural shine.


# Healthy hairs are not hard to get but it requires your care and understanding



Warning : The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on these remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these suggestions / products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
Never use any suggestion or home remedy or other self treatment without being advised to do so by a physician.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Benefits of Lemon Water - Part 2


5 — Good for Weight Loss
One of the major health benefits of drinking lemon water is that it paves way for losing weight faster, thus acting as a great weight loss remedy. If a person takes lemon juice mixed with lukewarm water and honey, it can reduce the body weight as well.

6 — Controls High Blood Pressure
Lemon water works wonders for people having heart problem, owing to its high potassium content. It controls high blood pressure, dizziness, nausea as well as provides relaxation to mind and body. It also reduces mental stress and depression.

7 — Assist in curing Respiratory Disorders
Lemon water assists in curing respiratory problems, along with breathing problems and revives a person suffering from asthma.

8 — Good for treating Rheumatism
Lemon is also a diuretic and hence lemon water can treat rheumatism and arthritis. It helps to flush out bacteria and toxins out of the body.

9 — Reduces Fever
Lemon water can treat a person who is suffering from cold, flu or fever. It helps to break fever by increasing perspiration.

10 — Acts as a blood purifier
The diseases like cholera or malaria can be treated with lemon water as it can act as a blood purifier.


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Source : DSDG

Monday, July 12, 2010

Benefits of Lemon Water - Part 1

10 Benefits of Lemon Water for Health


1 — Good for stomach
Lemon can help relieve many digestion problems when mixed with hot water. These include nausea, heartburn and parasites. Due to the digestive qualities of lemon juice, symptoms of indigestion such as heartburn, bloating and belching are relieved. By drinking lemon juice regularly, the bowels are aided in eliminating waste more efficiently. Lemon acts as a blood purifier and as a cleansing agent. The intake of lemon juice can cure constipation. It is even known to help relieve hiccups when consumed as a juice. Lemon juice acts as a liver tonic and helps you digest your food by helping your liver produce more bile. It decreases the amount of phlegm produced by your body. It is also thought to help dissolve gallstones.

2 — Excellent for Skin Care
Lemon, being a natural antiseptic medicine, can participate to cure problems related to skin. Lemon is a vitamin C rich citrus fruit that enhances your beauty, by rejuvenating skin from within and thus bringing a glow on your face. Daily consumption of lemon water can make a huge difference in the appearance of your skin. It acts as an anti-aging remedy and can remove wrinkles and blackheads. Lemon water if applied on the areas of burns can fade the scars. As lemon is a cooling agent, it reduces the burning sensation on the skin.

3 — Aids in Dental Care
Lemon water is used in dental care also. If fresh lemon juice is applied on the areas of toothache, it can assist in getting rid of the pain. The massages of lemon juice on gums can stop gum bleeding. It gives relief from bad smell and other problems related to gums.

4 — Cures Throat Infections
Lemon is an excellent fruit that aids in fighting problems related to throat infections, sore throat and tonsillitis as it has an antibacterial property. For sore throat, dilute one-half lemon juice with one-half water and gargle frequently.

To Be Continued....

Source : DSDG

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Regular Health Mistakes - Part 2


High heels :

High heels sure look great, but they're murder for your back. This however doesn't mean you should steer clear of stilettos. Wear them, but not when you know you will be walking around a lot. Wear them when going out for lunch or dinner -when the only walking you will be doing is to your car, to the table, and back.  Avoid high heels when you are going somewhere on foot. If you are constantly tempted to wear your heels, take a good look at your flats. Is there something about them you dislike? Invest in a new pair of beautiful flats or shoes with a low heel. Buy something you love, that you will enjoy wearing. If possible, get a matching bag. You will then enjoy your flats as much as you do your heels.


Sleeping on a soft bed :

You don't have to sleep on the floor be kind to your back, but do make sure you have a firm mattress. Although a mattress on springs is soft and lovely to sink into, it's bad for your back. If you already have an old bed with springs, you don't need to invest in a new one - simply get a thick wooden plank put over the springs, and place the mattress on the plank. Similarly, if your mattress is old and lumpy, throw it out and get a new one. Your neck and your back will thank you. The same rule applies to sofas. If you will be spending hours on a sofa, get a firm yet comfortable one. Sofas you completely sink into are not the best idea.


Pillows :

No matter how comfortable sleeping with ten cushions is, have pity on your neck and resist. Sleep with one pillow, and make sure it is not too thick. If your pillow gets lumpy, discard it and go for a new one. Get a thin pillow if you sleep on your stomach and something a little thicker if you sleep on your back, to give your neck adequate support


Not exercising : 

So all of us know we should exercise more, but many of us don't. This is a health mistake we consciously make! And why is that? Simply because we refuse to admit the  damage we are causing to our bodies by not working out.. A number of people only start working out once they've experienced a warning signal. Don't wait for a heart attack to strike before you decide to opt for a lifestyle change. Make the change now. You don't need to train for the marathon to be in top shape. Half an hour of brisk walking three to four times a week will make a world of difference to your health. You could then increase this to forty minutes, four times a week - and you're all set. If you haven't exercised for a week, you're making a mistake.


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Source : DSDG Group

Friday, July 9, 2010

Regular Health Mistakes - Part 1


All of us make little health mistakes that cause damage to our bodies in the long run simply because we are unaware we are doing something wrong. Here are some of the most common mistakes made by many of us.

Crossing our legs :

Do you cross your legs at your knees when sitting? Although we may believe that this is the lady-like elegant way to sit, sitting this way cuts down circulation to your legs. If you don't want varicose veins to mar the beauty of your legs and compromise your health, uncross your legs every time you realize you have one knee on top of the other. The best way to sit is to simply place both legs together on the floor, balancing your weight equally. If you feel like changing position, instead of crossing your legs, simply move both legs together to one side. As an alternative, you could also consider crossing your legs loosely at the ankles. This is a classically elegant way to sit, and is far better for your legs and your health than sitting with your legs crossed at your knees.


Not changing our toothbrush :

How often do you change your toothbrush? Most of us wait until most of the bristles have either fallen off, or are in such bad shape that we would be embarrassed to pull out our brush in public. However, since not many of us need to pull out our brush in public, we carry on with our frayed one until we lose it. Replace your toothbrush often. Damaged bristles can harm the enamel, and don't massage your gums well..If you find brushing your teeth a pain like I do, but know you must do it, you might as well be doing it right. Imagine going through the annoyance of brushing your teeth twice a day only to find out that you are damaging your enamel every time you clean your teeth. Also, use a brush with soft bristles unless your dentist has advised otherwise.


Eating out often :

There are oils that are high in cholesterol, and oils that cause little harm and are better for your heart. However, no matter how light the oil is, it is never a good idea to eat too much of it. Avoid fried foods. Remember that in all probability your favourite Indian food restaurant throws a huge, HUGE chunk of butter in a tiny bowl of dal. Rita, who worked in the kitchen of a 5 star hotel, was shocked when she saw the cook chop a 500gm butter slab in half, and throw half into a Paneer Makhani dish. No wonder the customers left licking their fingers. And no wonder they felt so stuffed and heavy afterwards. Limit outdoor eating unless you know that you are getting served light and healthy food.

Skipping breakfast :

Never, ever skip breakfast. Remember, when you wake up in the morning it's been around 10-12 hours since your last meal. Your body needs food now, more than at any other time. Eat a heavy breakfast. You will then be busy through the day, and the calories will get expended quickly. If you are trying to diet, eat a light dinner. Here are some more common health mistakes we make. Being informed and making a few changes can help make us feel a whole lot better.


To Be Continued....


Source : DSDG Group

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