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TOP 8 BENEFITS OF GINGER

TOP 10 BENEFITS OF GINGER

Top 8 benefits of ginger:

Almost since last two thousand years, ginger is used as an Ayurveda medicine in different countries of the world. Indian use ginger as a spice. In India, we often do self-medication using allopathy medicine in case of digestion problem, cough & cold, etc. This self-medication for long days may have a severe impact on health. So ginger can be used for several cases for prevention and cure some disease. It has a negligible side effect if taken carefully maintaining dose. Overdose may have some side effect like heartburn, irritations, stomach discomfort, etc. So Top 8 benefits of ginger are given below:

Ginger improves the digestive system:

Ginger contains phenol compounds which improve the digestive system. Ginger increase secretion from Salivary glands. This helps faster movement of the chewed food product inside the GI tract. Ginger increase secretion of Trypsin, Pancreatic, Lipase, etc. enzyme which significantly improves the digestive system as well as appetite.

Ginger prevent and cure a common cough and cold:

Common cough and cold - Benefit of ginger
A common cough and cold can be prevented and cured by ginger
  • Ginger contains antioxidants which help to prevent communicative diseases. It cures a common cough and cold. To cure pharyngitis ginger is very much effective. It has antimicrobial or antibacterial properties. Hence it helps to cure a common cough and cold, flu, and different type of minor respiratory tract infection.
  • 3 gms of the dry ginger duct to be soaked in warm water then that ginger soaked water to be taken with honey to get the above benefits. To know more about Cough and cold please the article on Home remedies of cough and cold for babies.

Reduce Inflammation

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Joint pain, stiffness, inflammation can be reduced by using ginger
  • Any type of inflammation in bone and muscle can be reduced by using dry ginger dust. Ginger is Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory. It is found to be effective for joint stiffness, joint pain, degenerative joint disease, etc.
  • To get the above benefits dry ginger dust to be mixed with sesame oil and cinnamon and these paste used topically on the affected area.
  • Boiled water with 2 gm of dry ginger dust with honey shall be taken for the same.
  • Ginger tea is beneficial for arthritis.

Ginger Controls Cholesterol

In an experiment, it was observed that if 1 gm of dry ginger dust is boiled and then the warm water is taken on daily basis, it reduces cholesterol. Same way it reduces triglycerides.

Ginger Reduces Blood Sugar

It is observed that the daily consumption of dry ginger dust soaked water reduces blood glucose level.

Ginger Cure Constipation

Several study found dry ginger dust can be effective to cure constipation.

Ginger Prevents Cancer

Ginger contains gingerol antioxidant, vitamin C and vitamin B and several minerals. But these are available in raw ginger and destroyed in heat. Daily consumption of raw ginger paste prevents breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, pancreas cancer, etc. During chemotherapy during treatment, a cancer patient may have vomiting tendency. In this case, 500 mg of ginger with lemon juice and salt help to reduce the vomiting tendency.

Ginger Improve Brain Activity and Prevent Alzheimer

Different research on ginger shows that it can improve brain performance and Alzheimer disease.

Despite emerging allopathy treatment system, Indian traditional herbs have a place in every Indian’s heart. Because benefits of ginger are time-tested. But as herbs have some limitation too, It is not being used widely. However, wise use traditional herbs (By consulting authorized personnel only) can save us from the side effect of Allopathy medicine. Hope the article on Top 8 benefits of ginger will benefit you.

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Know about the health insurance plan in India

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I had an ear surgery in Apollo Gleneagles super specialty hospitals last year. That surgery was done with the cashless facility under health insurance. Total cost was 88000 INR, of which I paid only 8000 INR remaining was paid by the Insurance company.

Next day I was getting a discharge from the hospital. As it was under cashless facility I had to wait for a long time to clear the bill. That time one ambulance rushed to the hospital with an accident patient. After sometimes I was talking to an old man, the father of the patient. Then come to know that his son met an accident. His son becomes critically injured. Apollo is the nearest hospital so they admitted him to this hospital. But the hospital had a condition to start treatment . They have to deposit 70000 INR in advance. The old man was crying and talking to others for a loan. Trying to sell land.

This is frequently happening in India. Medical emergency leading a lot of out of pocket expenditure. This is breaking a lot of Indian and bringing them below the poverty level. So I decided to write on Health insurance awareness.

Some freaky facts:

  1. In a developed country, Health Insurance is mandatory for every individual citizen.
  2. India only 15 % of people have a health insurance, 14% from rural and 18% from urban.
  3. Every year in India at least 6 million people bringing down the poverty level of out of pocket expenditure due to a medical emergency.
  4. In India, few people buy health insurance but lack of knowledge and not understanding of terms and condition properly of the insurance policy may become reasons for the rejection of the claim. More than 20% of claims are rejected due to improper documentation and not following the terms and condition properly.

Type of Health insurance:

Individual health insurance plan:

Individual health insurance is for an individual person. The premium of individual health insurance is usually less but coverage are high.

Family floater health insurance plan:

This type of policy is for an entire family. If a family have an older member, that family should not include that older person in the plan. Because it will increase the cost of the premium. That older person will come under the Senior citizen health insurance plan.

Senior citizen health insurance plan:

This type of policy is designed for a senior citizen. It excludes some facility as older people become more frequently ill and premium becomes less.

Critical illness health insurance plan:

Critical illness health insurance is purchased for about 25 critical illness like cancer, heart attack, etc. To get this insured money the only diagnosis is sufficient. If the insurer will have any of the critical illness as per policy, the insurance company will pay entire coverage amount.

Group health insurance plan:

This is mainly for the employer for their employees. Here premiums are less with more coverage.

Accident coverage: 

If the insurer met an accident, the insurer gets a lump sum amount. This helps the insurer to rum the expenditure of his / her treatment and other expenditure.

Mediclaim:

Mediclaim is a normal health insurance which gives its insurer cashless treatment facility in-case of hospitalization. It bears the cost of medicine, doctors’ bill, daycare treatment, etc.

Top up:

Suppose you want to have a health insurance for coverage of 5 lakh. Then you can have health insurance of 3 lakh and then 2 lakh you can have a top-up plan. It will reduce the cost of the premium. If you directly purchase a health insurance of 5 lakh coverage, you have to pay more premium. In the case of a top-up plan, you will be paid the top -up coverage amount only when your expenditure will cross the base amount.

Some important fact to be considered before you purchase a health insurance:

Coverage and premium: 

Compare coverage and premium in policy bazar. Decide wisely whether you will buy an individual policy or family policy. Your proper evaluation will help to have less premium for the same coverage.

Disclose all existing medical condition:

Sometimes we do not declare existing medical condition which becomes the reason for the rejection of the claim. To be truthful about your existing medical condition. Because of declaring your medical condition your premium may increase but it benefits you during the settlement of the coverage.

Bed charges:

Bed charges will be given 1% of your total coverage amount. So select the health insurance or hospital bed accordingly.

Preferred hospital:

Make sure that your preferable hospital is empaneled under the network of the insurance company. If the hospital is empaneled, it will help to easy approval of your claim.

Co-payment and other charges:

Your health insurance may cashless but this does not mean that they will pay the complete bill, some consumable items coverage are excluded.  Hence go through for which consumable items coverage is not available.

Read terms & condition:

Read terms and condition carefully. Like how to intimate them and within how many time they have to be intimated in-case of hospitalization. Pre-hospitation and post-hospitalization period coverage. Within how many days reimbursement claim to be submitted. So remember all this important information.

Policy settlement ratio:

Do some research in Policy bazar on the settlement ratio, company background, then only buy those policies even though its premium become more. Settlement policy of 2017 of some leading health insurance company provided below:

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Best health insurance plan in India

As on date health insurance is a mandatory requirement for every individual. It will save you and your family during a medical emergency from a financial disaster. Read each and every terms and condition, claim procedure carefully and follow the procedure holistically to avoid rejection.

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EXAMPLES OF CHEMICAL HAZARDS AT HOME

Examples of chemical hazards in home

Every day knowingly or unknowing we come across the harmful household products which contain poisonous chemicals. These chemicals often become one of the prime reason for chronic and acute health disorder. Here some examples of chemical hazards at home are provided to make people aware of it.

Some freaky facts:

In the last few decades some diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, asthma, thyroid problems, skin problem, nervous system defects, hyperactivity, hypertension, have been increased significantly. In 2012 14.1 million cancer were reported and 8.2 million worldwide people died. 57% death occurred from the less developed country. The number of a cancer patient will be increased up to 23.6 million by 2030. In every six death due to cancer in the world, one is Indian. Like Cancer, other degenerative diseases also increasing significantly. Now the question is what are key factors for the increase of this deadly diseases.

If we observe closely towards human life in the last one or two decades, we can see the changes. One of the most negative change is the use of the chemicals in the food products, cosmetics, and other household products like cleaning agents, personal care product, mosquito repellant, non-stick cookware, plastic, etc. Several studies show that these chemical exposures are one of the leading cause of so many diseases mentioned above.

WHO, USFDA, and other regulatory bodies are also working on it closely. They are taking guidelines to provide a safeguard to the people. But in India, we do not have such strong regulatory body in place. Hence we, ourselves have to be conscious of the potentially harmful chemical exposures and try to reduce it up to the possible extent.

Examples of hazardous chemical exposures:

As this is a broad subject, I will briefly touch on more harmful chemicals exposure source in the home which can affect our health.

Toxic chemicals in food:

  • Antibiotics, steroids, hormones, etc in animal and chicken proteins:

    Use of antibiotics for poultry production
    Risk use of antibiotics for poultry production

    To increase milk quantity animals are treated with hormones, hence in the milk, a residue of the hormones observed. This can lead to having breast and other forms of cancer.  To prevent disease in farmhouse these animals and chicken are provided with antibiotics and steroids routinely. If one or two birds become sick and they are treated with antibiotics, then it is somehow justified. But every each is administered antibiotics and sometimes steroid on regular basis is a disaster with the food quality. Now it becomes a replacement for nutrition and sanitation. As per an article published in Hindustan times consumption of these broilers, poultry endangering human lives.

  • Pesticides, Hormones, chemical fertilizer in vegetables:

    Use of pesticides during cultivation
    Use of pesticides during cultivation

    The term pesticides cover a wide range of pest including insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc. These dangerous chemicals are used on a daily basis. Sometimes we get contaminated with poison directly.  In a recent study conducted in Delhi, some vegetable collected and tested and poisonous chemical observed in the sample more than the allowable limits. The main reason for this toxic chemical contamination in the main source of our food is our unorganized cultivation do not have any monitoring system and guideline in place.

    Hormone injection
    Hormone injection to vegetable

    As main sources of our food are contaminated, the mass population are impacted by it. So degenerative diseases are increasing massively. Like some other country of the world, in India, organic food is not widely available. Even if it becomes available there is no certification from a trusted body that plants are cultivated and grown up following organic cultivation procedure holistically. Another problem with cultivated vegetables is the use of hormones. Oxytocin is used for faster growth of the vegetables. This has a lot of negative impact on our health.

  • Artificial coloring: Artificial coloring used in food are synthetic dyes. Maximum synthetic colors are found to be carcinogenic hence most of them are banned in the first world country. Whenever possible choose food without dyes. There is one different type of coloring, that is coloring of fruits and vegetable. These colors are mainly made of heavy metal and are highly cancer carcinogenic. These have several toxic impacts on us including food poisonous, neurotoxic, diarrhea, etc.
  • Preservatives: Nitrite is a preservative which is mainly used to preserve meat. It helps to destroy microorganism. Nitrite is responsible for stomach cancer. Sulfites are used to preserve fruits and vegetables. Sulfites may cause a headache, palpitations, allergies, and even cancer. A trend is observed that fish and meat are being preserved by using formaldehyde. This practice is dangerous and life hacking. Even minor exposures may cause coughing, wheezing, watery eye, burning sensation of eye, nose, and throat. Long-term exposure can lead to cancer.
  • Artificial flavoring: Artificial flavoring like MSG are used to enrich test of processed food are responsible for a headache, tightness in chest, and a burning sensation in the forearm and the back of the neck, allergy, etc.
  • Use of plastic:

    Plastic water bottle
    Plastic water bottle

    Use of plastic containers has been increased rapidly. We use a plastic container for storing water, food, vegetables, etc. This plastic may contaminate our food and water with Bisphenol A (BPA). Several studies show that BPA linked with heart diseases, early puberty in a girl, neurological difficulties, and certain type of cancer.

 

  • Chemical in water: In chemically treated water, a residue of the chemical in the water have a negative impact on health. Unpurified water also contains certain chemicals which have a negative impact on health.
  • Air freshener:  Known toxic chemicals in air fresheners is formaldehyde, a highly toxic chemical, known as carcinogenic.
  • Dishwasher detergent: Most of the dishwasher contains chlorine. Each time we wash dishes, some residue is left on them. Long-term exposure has a negative impact on our health.
  • Furniture polishing color:  Color used in furniture polishing contains petroleum distillates which may cause skin and lung cancer.
  • Mosquito repellant: Chemicals used in mosquito repellant have a lot of negative impact on health like breathing problem, allergy, headache, etc. 
  • Cosmetics: Preservative may be used in used cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mold, in order to prevent the product. Parabens used most commonly in the cosmetics are Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, and Ethylparaben. When we use cosmetic this is tropically absorbed. Some studies show that Paraben may contribute to breast cancer.
  • Personnel care product:  Personnel care product like toothpaste, soap, shampoo, body spray, powder, etc which are used to keep us hygienic. But eventually, chemicals used in these products are extremely toxic and carcinogenic. Sometimes cause allergy, wounds, skin problem, etc.
  • Non-stick cookware: Some studies show that leaching chemicals at a higher temperature from the non-stick Teflon coated cookware are toxic and carcinogenic.
  • Pollution:  Due to carbon emissions from vehicles, Industrial waste, medical waste are polluting our environment with a lot of toxic chemicals. If this is allowed to continue, in future a massive disaster will be observed on community health. Industrial chemicals are left in the river, hence in fish coming from the river are with found with mercury and other heavy metals. These are causing several types of cancers, defects in the nervous system, etc.

If you value your health and want to give a healthy future to your child we shall try to look for ways to reduce or eliminate the use of harmful chemicals in our home and food. We should make a habit of reading product labels and verify it. Buying eco-friendly product and the organic food product is good to start to have the chemical safety.  We can leave plastic water content and use quality glass content or stainless steel for it. we can replace toothpaste with meswak or neem branches for teeth brushing. Washing fruits and vegetable very carefully and thoroughly.

We are living in the world of chemical, becoming chemical free is impossible. But we have to make an effort to make our environment eco-friendly by using bio-degradable products. This way we can avoid a lot of diseases rooted from harmful chemicals used in household products.

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TOP 10 SOCIAL SIGNS OF ANXIETY DISORDER

Anxiety disorder

Anxiety is a feeling of unease, such as worry, fear, tension, etc., that can be mild or severe. It is the body’s natural response to stress which may happen thinking negative consequences of an event. Becoming anxious is normal but if it lasts for long and impacts your work life, personal life, social life, health, etc., it is called anxiety disorder.

Top 10 social signs of anxiety disorder:

  1. Fear of leaving the house; social withdrawal

    • Anxiety disorder
      Fear of leaving the house, social withdrawal

      It often observed that an anxious person avoid social gatherings, start to stay alone in the home.

  2. Trouble on the job

    • Anxiety disorder
      Trouble in job

      An anxious person cannot focus on the job so it impacts on the performance which may trigger trouble in the job.

  3. Alcohol or drug abuse

    • Anxiety disorder
      Alcohol or drug abuse

      An anxious person may prone to alcohol or drug thinking that it will relieve him or her from the existing problem for sometimes.

  4. Frequent emotional and physical health issues

    • Anxiety disorder
      Frequent emotional and physical issues

  5. Depression

    • Anxiety disorder
      Depression

  6. Stress

    • Anxiety disorder
      Stress

      Stress may lead to anxiety or anxiety may create stress on a person.

  7. Family or relationship problem

    • Anxiety disorder
      Family or relationship problem

  8. Changes in personality

    • Anxiety disorder
      Changes in personality

  9. Compulsive and repetitive behavior

    • Anxiety disorder
      Compulsive and repetitive behavior

  10. Extreme unwarranted fear of a particular situation or things

    • Anxiety disorder
      Extreme unwarranted fear of a particular situation or things

      If one or more of the above signs are observed then the person may be suffering by an anxiety disorder.

Effect of anxiety disorder

Long-term chronic anxiety may trigger several health problems; some of these are as follows:

  1. Phobia
  2. A headache or and body ache
  3. Long-term anxiety may release some chemical like adrenaline in the body which creates problems like pulse rate increase, short breathing, and other problem.
  4. Cardiovascular problem
  5. Muscle tension
  6. Insomnia
  7. depression

So anxiety is a mental health disorder and requires proper care. For longterm chronic anxiety consultation also needed.

Chronic anxiety impacts our physical and mental health. Chronic anxiety can be reduced by creating a positive environment, motivating, taking a break, creating a secure atmosphere, counseling, changing lifestyle, etc. Still, if there is no improvement observed, a psychiatric consultant should be visited.

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Stress management tips for children

Stress management

Anything that poses a challenge or threat to the wellbeing of your child due to pressure, tension, and insecurity is stress. Stress affects physical health, mental health as much as social life. However, whether the stress can hurt their body and social life, depends greatly on their response on it.  So here some stress management tips for your children.

What is stress:

Stress is a normal and necessary part of life. Different children react differently to a stressful event. All the stress experiences are not negative there are positive stresses too. If an event took place in anybody’s life, the person starts to characterize the event with positive or negative color. If the child takes the event negatively starts thinking about the consequences, become insecure and starts feeling stressed. Stress last for a long time is called chronic stress, can affect their study in school, relationship with peers and family.

While we want to eliminate negative stress from our children’s lives, we also have to keep positive stress intact. Without it, life will be dull and unsuccessful. So relief from all type of stress is not the best goal.

Type Stress:

Type of stresses are as follows:

Eustress: 

It is a positive and healthy stress hence desirable also. For example winning games, upcoming exams, or accomplishing a challenge.

Acute stress:

A very short-term type of stress, either positive or negative. This type stresses are very common in children.

Chronic stress:

This type of stresses seems to be never-ending. Taking too many responsibilities, overwork, a death of closure one are the example of chronic stress. This type of stress is actually a big threat to child well-being.

Causes of stress in children:

There are too many reasons for stress, it actually depends on the child’s mental structure, background, historical fact, etc. Some of the common reasons are as follows:

  1. Family conflicts.
  2. Divorce or separation of parents.
  3. The demise of a family member.
  4. The birth new baby.
  5. Abuse,
  6. Starting school.
  7. The pressure of school work.
  8. Tests or examination.
  9. Fear of failure.
  10. Insecurity.

Effects of stress:

Effects of stress are observed on the physical health, mental health, and behavior of the child as well as there are physical stress, emotional stress, behavioral stress, and cognitive stress. Details are as follows:

Physical stress:

Diarrhea, perspiration, having a nightmare, rapid breathing, headache, backache, muscle tension and stiffness, nausea, dizziness, insomnia, weight gain or weight loss, weakness, sweaty hand, skin breakouts such as hives and eczema, frequent cold, etc. are the signs of physical stress.

Emotional stress:

Lack of happiness, depression, anger, crying, irritability, jealous, nightmare, insomnia, changes in eating habits (Either increased or decreased), often confused about situations, moodiness, restlessness, short temper, impatience, feeling tense, or feeling overwhelmed, sense of loneliness and isolation are general sign of emotional stress.

Behavioral stress:

Nervous habits such as nail biting or pacing, appetite problem, lack of energy, being clingy, sleeping too much or too little, procrastination, neglecting responsibilities, teeth grinding or jaw clenching, overdoing activities, overreacting to unexpected problems, picking a fight with others are the common signs of behavioral stress.

Cognitive stress:

Trouble in thinking clearly, inability to concentrate, poor judgment, seeing only the negative, anxious and racing thoughts, constant worrying, loss of objectivity, and fearful anticipation are the common signs of cognitive stress.

Stress management:

Managing the stress of your child should be well planned. Teaching your child to manage stress will benefit him or her entire life. It will help your child to avoid a lot of problems easily. Sometimes mismanagement of stress makes your child drug addicted. So here are some effective ways to manage the stress of your child:

Teach your child to manage relationship management:

We can get a lot from a good relationship. Now relationship management skill is considered one of the most important criteria for job recruitment. Proper management of relationship makes life easy. If relation will be managed if following components of the relationship will be managed:

  1. Love people:

    • If you love people you will look at them beyond their negative and will focus on the positive. Every human being has some goodness in them. Expect the best in people. Great people are found with the following qualities in their personalities:
    • Forgiveness: It is a great ability to forgive someone who did wrong with you. Teach your child to let go of the past and get on the present by forgiving them who has hurt them. The people in the past can not hurt them unless they allow to do it. Life is too short to hold a grudge.
    • Courtesy: Treat people as they would like to be treated. Courtesy is good manners and polite behaviors. To make your child understand an old saying is most relevant that ‘Don’t do onto others what you don’t want others to do onto you’.
    • Humility: It is the quality of having a modest view of one’s importance.
    • Generosity: It is the giving of their time, abilities, and money to help others.
    • Honesty: Be true to themselves and others. Doing the right things when one is looking.
      • ‘If you judge people, you have no time to love them’ – Mother Teresa
  2. To be joyful:

    • Being joyful is more than happy, it is an attitude. Being joyful makes life happy and is a strong antidote to stress. Each problem in life has a significance and value. People learn from the problems. It makes the child mature and helps to learn problem handling. Being joyful at the time of stress is possible they will have the kind mindset and believes that positive things are there behind every negative thing. First, make yourself joyful and then lead them by an example to develop an attitude of gratitude.
    • Cultivate inner joy by giving instead of by taking. Teach them to help others. When they will help others, they will feel joy for it.
  3. Patience is the secret:

  4. Develop Kindness into their character:

    • Kindness is having sympathy and understanding for others and forwarding helping hands when they needed. It will develop a good relationship with others and the same will be returned back for your child.
  5. Make Gentle:

    • Gentleness is being kind, friendly, courtesies, and not become harsh, angry, rough, etc.
    • Be gracious, not judgemental, Teach then to disagree with gentleness if needed.
    • Teach them to accept or admit when they are wrong. They should apologize if they have committed any wrong thing.
  6. Self-control:

    • A lot of stressful situation arises due to a lack of self-control. One can lose control over one’s speech, behavior, attitude, achievement, etc. Here self-control is really needed. One’s control shall not be defined by other’s action.
    • Teach them to say NO  if something is wrong or your child does not like. This control leads to confidence and inner sense of security.
    • Listen to your child attentively and calmly and ask them what is wrong. Avoid judgment, blaming, advice, etc. The best way to teach self-control is to demonstrate it at all the time.
  7. Do not expect too much from your child:

    • Expecting too much from your child give unnecessary stress and frustration on your child. You should allow your children to play and relax after school.
  8. Time management:

    • As on date time management is a must learning subject. Teach them how to use a daily planner and prioritize the activity.
  9. Personal Freedom:

    • You should allow them to take their decision own and to develop negotiating skills in them. Let them plan their own activities and experience the fruits of success and failure.
  10. Children insecurities are important:

    • Respect your child’s fears/insecurity. Do not do anything which makes then fear or insecure. Avoid to saying “It is silly to scare”. Do not push them to be brave.
  11. Excersize: the ultimate success reliever:

    • Exercise - Stress management
      Exercise – Stress management
    • Exercise has a lot of benefits including stress reliever. Golden words related to exercise is “Families that play together, stay together”. Develop habits of exercise and continue this habits into their adulthood years. Children who exercise regularly are more able to handle the long-term effect of stress.
    • Regular exercise not only strengthens the physical health but also benefits the mental health of your child. Exercise can release the chemical endorphins which are responsible for an overall sense of well-being.
    • Meditation every day helps to reduce stress effectively.
  12. Meditation and faith in God:

    • The study shows that people doing meditation and having faith in God are get less stress than others.
  13. Good night sleep:

    • Sleep-stress management
      Sleep-stress management

      Lack of sleep is one of the leading cause of stress and stress of one of leading cause of insomnia. So it is necessary to maintain a good sleep every day.

  14. Good nutrition:

    • Nutrition - Stress management
      Nutrition – Stress management
    • Good nutrition improves both physical health and mental health of your child. Nutrition impacts their emotion, ability to concentrate, prevent disease and develop into a healthy adult. If needed supplement also can be taken based on the discussion with a nutritionist:
      • Protein
      • Vitamin and mineral
      • Omega 3 fatty acid i.e. good fat. Many experiments support that Good fats help to reduce depression.
    • A healthy diet shall be maintained which will give the required nutrient. The nutrition value shall be more prior over the test of the food. Sickness too grows stress on the child.

In this articles, I tried to touch every aspect of stress which may be concerning for your child. Stress in children is growing rapidly and mishandling of this problem destroying their life. Read this to educate yourself on stress management. But if you find chronic stress in your child please do visit a professional consultant.

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Home remedies for cold and cough for babies

cold and cough

Cough and cold are very often found in children which are also known as respiratory infection. Every year a large number of children are admitted in Hospital due to the respiratory problem. It is one of the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in young children. However, in general, cough and cold can be prevented by taking some Home remedies for cold and cough for babies.

Common reasons associated with a cough and cold:

Common remedies associated with a cough and cold are as follows:

Malnutrition: Failing to fulfill nutritional requirements make immunity too weak to fight the infectious responsible for common cold and cough.

Low birth weight: Low birth weight may due to malnutrition at the pre-birth stage.

Not Breastfeeding: Not breastfeeding of the baby leads to malnutrition of the baby. The World Health Organization recommends that all babies be exclusively breastfed for six months, then gradually introduced to appropriate family foods after six months while continuing to breastfeed for two years

Climatic variations especially in winter and rainy seasons: Climat variation, especially in winter and rainy season, may become the reason to have cough and cold. This is because of mainly two reasons, one is a sudden change in body temperature and another is microbes become more active during that period.

Allergy: Cold allergy, dust allergy, pollutant allergy, etc. leads to having sneezing, and other infection.

Overcrowding house: As it is a communicable disease, overcrowding may reason to spread the disease from infected to other.

Bad hygienic practices: Bad hygienic practices can help to increase the load of microbes in the environment which lead to increase the chance to have a frequent cough and cold.

Common sufferings due to cough and cold:

Common sufferings due to cough and cold/respiratory infection are as fever, cough, dyspnea, expectoration, chest indrawing, chest pain, respiratory sound like wheezing, snoring, etc.

Acute respiratory infection (ARI) / Pneumonia:

(ARI) / Pneumonia is the most frequent condition of acute illness in infant and child. In India, ARI is one of the major cause of childhood death. It is one of the major reason for which children are brought to hospitals or health clinics. Near 13% in-patient deaths are due to ARI. In India, more patients die at home than hospital due to ARI / Pneumonia.

Classification of ARI and Pneumonia: As per WHO recommendations, depending on the severity of the infections, ARI and Pneumonia can be classified are as follows:

  1. No Pneumonia: Only cough and cold may be with minor fever indicates no pneumonia. This can be treated at home with home remedies and does not require an antibiotic therapy.
  2. Pneumonia: Fast breathing i.e. increased respiratory rate with the presence of cough and clod is symptoms of Pneumonia (Not severe). In this case, the patient shall be treated in the Outpatient department (OPD).
  3. Severe Pneumonia: Chest indrawing with or without fast breathing indicates severe Pneumonia, Other signs which may present in severe Pneumonia are nasal flaring, Cyanosis, grunting or wheezing, etc. Patient with severe Pneumonia should be hospitalized urgently.
  4. Very severe disease: This condition shows danger sign like an inability to drink, excessive drowsiness, stridor in the calm child, grunting or wheezing, cyanosis, apnea, fever or hypothermia, convulsion, etc. Patient with very severe Pneumonia should be hospitalized top urgently.

Preventive measures of cough and cold / ARI:

Cough and cold or ARI can be prevented as well as minor infection (No pneumonia) can be cured by taking some home remedies which are as follows:

  1. Good hygienic practice related to personal and environmental hygiene: Good hygienic practice related to personal and environmental hygiene like washing hand, eating fresh food, regular sanitization of the environment, making a distance from the already infected people reduce the chances of infection responsible for cough and cold.
  2. Appropriate handling and disposal of the respiratory secretions of the infected individuals: Discharge from the infected individuals may spread the infections to others. Hence infected person should use tissue paper or cleaned cotton cloth for wiping the discharge and dispose of the same in a safe manner so it cannot infect others. Infected one should be isolated from the commonplace until get cured.
  3. Maintenance of warm and well-ventilated environment: Warm and vented environment prevent to increase the load of microbes.
  4. Avoiding synthetic cloth and exposure of skin: Synthetic cloth and exposure of skin may reason to decrease body temperature.
  5. Special protection during weather variation: Special protection shall be taken like wearing of warm cloth, not drinking very cold items (water, coke, etc.) during climatic variation.
  6. Maintenance of nutritional status: Nutritional status shall be maintained for up to 06 months baby with exclusive breastfeeding. thereafter a diet balance shall be maintained with adequate hydration.
  7. Immunization to be completed on time: Vaccination or immunization with pneumococcal vaccine shall be provided as per schedule.
  8. Use of home remedies:tulsi-honey
    1. Tulsi: Tulsi is very effective to prevent a common cough and cold and it even can cure a minor cough and cold. Tulsi contains ursolic acid which effectively works on common cough and cold. But here does is very important. 1.5 leaves / Kg body weight for 1 or 2 times per day.
    2. Honey: Honey is only recommended if the age of the child is more than 2 years. One teaspoon honey can be taken a day.
    3. Apart from these basak, zinger, hot soup, tea, etc. also can be helpful to reduce the impact of the problem.
  9. Avoid harmful practices like self-medication, it may have severe consequences.

Cough and cold are very common in people especially in babies and can be very severe if not handled properly. However, it can be easily prevented if above preventive measures are taken in advance. So follow home remedies for cold and cough for babies and stay healthy.

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Diet chart for an adult obese person

Nearly one-third of the world population is overweight. If BMI (Body Mass Index) of a person goes beyond 25.0, the person is considered as overweight. Details are as follows:

OBSERVATION

INTERPRETATION AS PER WHO GUIDELINES

Less than 18.5

Underweight

Between 18.5 and 25.0

Normal

More than 25.0 and less than 30.0

Overweight

More than 30.0

Obese

Due to the following reasons a person gain weights: 

  1. Heredity: If both the parents are overweight, then the probability of being overweight of their child is high.
  2. Age: In general with the growing age, person gain weight.
  3. Food Habit: Having high-calorie food from the restaurant, hotel, etc, and irregularity in taking food in time can lead a person to gain overweight.
  4. Hormone interference: Disbalance in the secretion of the Hormones like Thyroxines, GTH, ACTH, etc may be a reason to gain fat in the body.
  5. Inactivity: Less activity with consumption of high-calorie food is a reason for overweight.

Problems due to obesity:

  1. Looks bad.
  2. Decrease lifespan
  3. Astioarterities in knee and waist.
  4. Increase cholesterol in the blood which leads to increase high blood pressure and other heart-related diseases.
  5. Obesity increases the chances to have diseases like diabetes, prostate cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer, breathing problem, etc.
  6. Obesity can create the problem for conceiving.

Things to be considered for the preparation of diet for an adult obese person:

Reason whatever may be, an overweight person should follow a diet planning which helps to decrease weight without disturbing daily nutrient requirements. So appropriate food habit along with a balanced lifestyle with a proper mindset is the necessary requirements for the obese person. Followings are to considered during preparation of diet for an adult obese person:

  1. An obese person should get 800 Kcal to 1000 Kcal less than the requirements which help the person to lose weight. This is known as Weight reducing diet.
  2. When body weight come into normal status, the person should take food of 1500 Kcal to 1800 Kcal which help to maintain the normal weight. This is known as Weight maintenance diet.
  3. Required nutrient such as protein, good fat, vitamin, and mineral should come from the designed diet otherize it will lead to another problem like low immunity, weakness, loss of body stability, etc.

Allowed and avoided food for an adult obese person:

  1. Allowed food: Cucumber, watermelon, carrot, bottle gourd, pumpkin, skimmed milk, meat (Free from animal fat), fish, and fresh vegetables.
  2. Limited allowed food: Rice, potato, mango, banana, nuts, peas, beans, etc.
  3. Avoided food: Oil, cheese, butter, ghee, sugar, Molasses, sweets, jam, jelly, pickles, chocolate, pastry, dry fruits, etc.

Diet chart for an adult obese person:

Diet chart of an adult obese person is tabulated below:

Name of the food product Amount of food product on a daily basis
Weight reducing food chart

Weight maintaining food chart

Food grains

150 gm

220 gm

Pulses

100 gm

100 gm

Skimmed milk

350 ml

350 ml

Nuts

30 gm (Only for vegetarian)

60 gm for vegetarian and 30 gm for non-vegetarian
Fish, Egg, Meat (Fat-free)

50 gm (Non-vegetarian)

50 gm for Non-vegetarian

Green vegetables

200 gm

200 gm

Other vegetables

200 gm

200 gm

Root vegetables

50 gm

50 gm

Variety of Fruits

50 gm

50 gm

Fat and oil

15 gm

15 gm

Sugar and  Sweets

15 gm

15 gm

Multivitamins supplement

1 each

1 each

 

Time-dependent daily diet chart for an obese person:

Here we have to distribute the above food quantity in the different time of the day. The principle of the chart shall be having all the essential nutrients from low-calorie and quality food. One example of the time-depended diet chart is given below:

 

Time

Name of the food product with the amount present in the diet

Morning 6 o’clock One glass of fenugreek seeds soaked water
Morning 8 o’clock (Breakfast) Toast 1 piece, 50 gm of Chira, Ripe papaya 100 gm, boiled egg 1 piece, Sugar-free tea 1 cup.
Afternoon 12:30 (Lunch) Flour made bread 2 pieces, Mixed veg 1 bowl, Fish or meat (Cooked in low oil) 50 gm, Salads, Curd (Prepared from skimmed milk)
Evening at 4 o’clock Orange lemon or Mosambi with other fruits like grapes, Pomegranate etc.
Evening 5:30 (Tiffin) Sugar-free tea 1 cup with 2 pieces of cream cracker biscuit.
Night 9 o’clock (Dinner) Flour made bread 2 piece, vegetables, fish/meat stew, salad.
Night 10 o’clock (Before going to bed) Skimmed milk 1 cup

The above food chart can be modified but the person should not be in empty stomach for a long time. Food shall be cooked in low oil and low heat. There are several reasons for a person becomes overweight which is already discussed above. With respect to food habit, the above charts can be helpful for a person to reduce/manage the weight.

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Why sugar is bad for all

Why sugar is bad

Why sugar is bad for you and especially for your child:

Sugar, being very much favorite to us, put its existence in everywhere. It is present naturally in fruits and vegetable, hidden in fruit-flavored drinks, chocolate bars, breakfast cereals, wholemeal bread, soups, canned fruit juice, jam, jelly, sauce, candy,  sugary snacks, carbonated drink, cake, cookies, restaurants, school menus, everywhere. Dr. Leo Galland, a writer on children’s health, gave his advice that “My first line advice to parents is to keep their children away from sugary cereals, pancakes or waffles with syrup, soft drinks, candy, cake, cookies, doughnuts, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and chocolate. Every ounce of reduction helps. Sugar alone does not cause hyperactivity, but it does reduce the nutritional quality of the diet and may aggravate other food intolerances.” As our test buds become more excited if sugar is present in the food, so maker add more sugar to the food product which leads to several health-related problems.

So we should make a goal to consume not more than 40 gm sugar per day and try to have it from natural sources. Refined and processed sugar multiply its negative impact on our health. While exercises a great antidote for sugar cravings. Because when we exercise, our body breaks down glycogen and releases glucose molecule into the bloodstream, which effectively gives us a sugar boost.

 

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As per Dr. Nancy Appleton, Ph.D. “The bottom line is that sugar upsets the body chemistry and suppress the immune system. Once the immune system becomes suppressed, the door is opened to infectious and degenerative disease. The stronger immune system the easier it is for the body to fight infectious and degenerative diseases.”  So eat less sugar and get a healthy life ahead. Even though if you want to eat sugar always prefer to have it from natural sources and say a big no to the processed and refined sugar.

 

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Know about your brain threats and brain protectors

The brain is one of the most critical organs of us. Like other organs, our brain to need the care to maintain its health. We heard that Brahmi is good for the brain which helps to memorize our daily plans effectively.  The relationship between food habits and Brain’s health is established by science. Today’s food habit decide your tomorrow’s brain health. Improper food habits may create disorders like Alzheimer, short-term memory, loss of intellectuality, etc. So to prevent these brain-related disorders we should develop a good food habit in well advance. Foods related to your brain threats and brain protectors are as follows.

Threats to our brain:

  • Saturated fats: like animal fat, butter, cheese, cream, etc.
  • Trans fat: used in processing foods like pizza, burger, etc.
  • Heavy metals: Food contaminated by iron, aluminum made cooking utensils. Fish brought in the factory waste contaminated water.
  • Excess copper: Excess copper may come in the water from copper made pipe for water and Copper made cooking utensils.

Brain protector:

  • Omega 3 fatty acids: Sourced from Salmon, Hilsha fish, almond, flaxseed, etc. 
  • Vitamin E: Nuts such as almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts, and vegetable oils such as sunflower, wheat germ, safflower, corn and soybean oils.
  • Blueberries and grapes.
  • Sweet potatoes.
  • Vitamin B12: Eggs, milk, cheese, milk products, meat, fish, shellfish, and poultry.

For Extra power for our brain:

  • Exercise.
  • Intellectual stimulation.
  • Adequate sleep.
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Read this article before selecting mosquito repellent for household use

We burn coils, vaporize some liquid or take any other actions to repel mosquitos, flies, etc from our household area. Especially in rainy season, keeping mosquitoes and other insects away from our household area helps us to avoid diseases like Malaria, Dengue, food poisoning, and other micro-pathogen contamination related disease. In one side, the mosquito repellent like coils, electric plugin, etc are effectively kicking minor insects like mosquitoes and flies off the house and help to protect us and our beloved family members from the said deadly diseases, on another side it has some significant negative impact our health if it is not used in a safe manner. Mainly used chemicals in this type of mosquito repellent product are tabulated below:

Type of Mosquito repellent Chemical used
Coil A dried paste of Pyrethrin powder
Liquid vaporized by using electric plugins Transfluthrin, a chemical of pyrethroid group
Spray DEET

Above chemicals in an allowable concentration in air for the certain period and using in a safe manner do not have a significant impact on our health. Several studies show that long-term exposure to this type of chemical may pose several impacts on our health. This impact becomes more prominent for kids, older people, and people already suffering from asthma, allergy, vomiting tendency, anxiety, and nerve related disorder. Findings from different research on the impact of the chemical on human are as follows:

Mosquito coil
Mosquito coil

  • Coils: Burning coils release air particulate matter which may have some sort of impact on the kid’s and older people’s health. It may cause allergy, asthma, sneezing, headache, etc. Burning coil in a closed area may have a serious impact on our health like anxiety, nervousness, tremor, convulsion, distress, etc. It may reduce oxygen content in that area and sometimes may initiate a fire. Hence it is recommended not to use the coil. If such situation arises where the coil is to be used, then keep in mind that there should have well ventilation and chances of fire should be nil.

Plugin mosquito repellent

  • Electric plugins: Liquid containing Transfluthrin is vaporized by heat which is generated by electricity. As per instruction provided in the label, first 30 minutes doors and window should be closed and after reaching in a certain concentration level door and window should be kept open.

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Mosquito repellent label

  • Following pre-caution should be taken during burning coil or using electric plugins:
    • Keep away from foodstuff, empty containers, etc. The empty container of the liquid container shall be broken and buried away from the habitat. This is not poisonous for humans but poisonous for fish and other water livings.
    • Avoid contact with mouth, nose, skin, and hand. If it comes in contact with your hand, wash thoroughly with plenty of water.
    • Keep it out of reach of children.
    • Maintain proper ventilation where these are used.
    • Wear full sleeves clothes and long dresses to cover as much of your body as possible. This will reduce chemical exposure to your skin.

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Mosquito repellent spray

  • Mosquito repellent sprayer: In sprayer DEET or similar type chemical take roll to repel mosquitoes and flies. This is more poisonous than above two. So this should not be used in the bedroom, drawing room, dining area, etc. This can be used in the washroom or in such area where we usually do not go and stay for long times. During use some pre-caution also we should take. Like it should not come in contact with skin, and a face mask should be used, etc.

The exposure of this type of chemical in the human body has more prominent side effects on the body than coil and plugins.

An alternative method to be safe from mosquitoes, flies and other similar insects: With the start of summer insects are increased in the environment and spread diseases. It is not that they only harm us, some of them benefitted us also. Like bees help to germinate flowers, Some major insects eat some other minor insects, etc. Use of chemical on daily basis to repel them, harm us as well as the environment. It is poisonous for fish or other water livings. So we can use following safe methods to make us safe from the mosquitoes and the environment from this harmful chemical:

Mosquito net
Mosquito net

  • Use of mosquito-net: Use mosquito nets to protect children, elderly and others who may rest during the day and night. Do not forget that Aedes mosquito (responsible for dengue) bite in the daytime.

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mosquito-net attached with a window

mosquito-net attached with a window

  • Covering windows with the net.
  • Maintain cleanliness in the household area.
  • Wear full sleeves clothes and long dresses to cover as much of your body as possible.

Water storage
Water storage in the household area

  • Prevent mosquito breeding. Discard/ Destroy unused items and drain out water from various containers. Regularly change water and clean flower vases and other items. Empty coolers. Cover water storage containers.
  • Household fixtures such as window and door screens and air-conditioning can also reduce biting.

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  • An electric bat can be useful to kill mosquitoes and files.

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Protein requirements in your body to stay healthy

To keep the flow of life and growth we need nutrients from the foods, we take every day. The nutrient is a substance that provides nourishment essential for the maintenance of life, growth, and reproducibility. Classification of nutrients is as follows:

Classification of Nutrients
Classification of Nutrients

Protein: Proteins are large molecule made up of smaller molecules. The smaller molecules are amino acids.

There are a total number of 20 amino acids, out of 20, our body can only make 11 from Carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids. Remaining 9 are called essential amino acids as they can not be produced by the body and must be obtained from our diet.

Why we need protein:

  • Protein is one of the basic building blocks of our body:

Twenty percent of our body is protein. Muscle, hair, skin, ligaments, and tendon are made by protein. Many of our hormones, DNA, and thousands of enzymes are mainly made of protein. Each cell of the trillion is aging, dying and being replaced by new one. Our digestive tract is replaced within a week and skin is replaced by a month. So it is very important to replace the dead cells with new healthy cells. Although our body is good at recycling protein, we use up protein constantly, to continually replace it to maintain our good health.

When we eat protein our digestive system breaks it apart into amino acids. This amino acid reached the liver, liver cells absorb them, arrange, twist, and fold them into new protein according to our unique DNA plan. This way we get our own toes, nose, ears, etc.

  • Protein helps to improve immunity:

Protein helps to form antibodies to fight against antigens (Foreign invaders).

  • Protein helps to smooth functioning of the system in our body:

Protein helps to produce enzymes, hormones, antibodies and various other components which helps to function our system. For example, the hormone insulin is the functional protein that regulates blood sugar.

  • Protein gives us a higher feeling of good health:

People who eat more protein tends to be satisfied with less food. A research was carried out by ‘Centre of diabetes and Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University College, London’ has established that high protein intake in human includes the release of anorectic hormone “Peptide YY or PYY” which in turn leads to satiety.

Eating protein at breakfast helps to maximize brain function, facilitate weight loss, alleviate mid-afternoon slump, common for so many people, especially for the diabetic patient, insulin resistance, and other blood sugar concerns.

  • Protein deficiency can trigger the following disease:

Marasmus: Young children and infants are vulnerable to consequences of severe lack of protein. This is a fatal disease causes weight loss and dehydration.

Kwashiorkor: Lack of protein from carbohydrate source like rice yams, and banana causes Kwashiorkor. Symptoms of the illness swollen stomach due to fluid retention. It also has symptoms common to Marasmus such as irritability, diarrhea, fatigue, limited growth, cognitive development and mental health.

Kwashiorkor vs Marasmus

Protein C and Protein S deficiency: One in three hundred people suffer from protein C deficiency. It may be a hereditary disease leading to blood clotting. Such deficiencies are characterized by pain, redness, swelling, and tenderness in the affected region.

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Protein C and Protein S deficiency

Lack of protein may trigger disease like cancer, chronic kidney failure, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer, obstructive pulmonary disease, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss, etc.

  • Protein helps to get fast recovery:

People who undergo surgery can have a fast recovery if he or she can take sufficient amount of protein.

  • Protein helps the student to perform better:

As per a research conducted by J. Michael Murphy, Harvard medical school, department of psychiatry, is shown that math grades for the student who regularly take breakfast with higher protein content were 40% higher. When a student arrives home from school in afternoon, they are often in their words, “striving”, consider them a protein shakes or a protein bar. The protein can help to balance blood sugar levels, which helps keep energy level up and cranky behavior down.

Protein deficiency symptoms:

 Mid-afternoon slump
Mid-afternoon slump

Lack of protein has several signs and symptom depicted in changes in the body. In case we experience any of these signs and symptoms within us or on somebody, it is advisable to check whether it is happening due to protein deficiency or not. If this is found to be a protein deficient symptoms, it is always recommended to take a protein supplement or protein enriched foods. Some of this symptoms include:

 

●    Weakness and sore muscles ●     Mid-afternoon slump
●     Increased water retention ●    Deep line formation around the toes and nails
●     Flakiness, dry skin and rashes ●     Stubborn wounds that do not heal
●     Lethargy ●     Constant headache
●     Weight loss ●     Insomnia
●     Anxiety ●     Moody feelings
●     Nausea ●     Blackouts
●     Skin ulcer ●     Depression
●     Bed sores ●     Skin color changes
●     Frequent cold

Protein amount required:

Our daily protein requirements depend on our age, size, and activity levels. ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) recommends the following protein intake:

Category Protein intake
Adults 1.0 gm/Kg of Bodyweight/day
Children 1.5 gm/Kg of Bodyweight/day
Pregnant women / Lactating women 1.5 gm/Kg of Bodyweight/day
Athletes Min. 1.5 gm/Kg of Bodyweight/day (Depend on the level of physical activity.

People do less activity, require less protein.

How much protein we get from our food:

As per an article published in a leading newspaper “ The Hindu” (Reference link: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/80-indian-diets-are-protein-deficient-survey/article7290278.ece) in 2015, 90% of people in Delhi are protein deficient and 80% Indians are protein deficient.

Average Indian get maximum 35 gm protein in an average day from there daily diet. Hence average 15 gm gap remain there. If this gap used to be there for long days, it may trigger some health disorder.

Source of Protein:

Out of 20, our body can manufacture 11, but remaining 9 amino acids we have to get from our diet. They are essential and helps to produce other 11.

Some food contains all essential amino acids, they are called complete protein. Quantity and quality of the protein in food items depend upon the processing of the food items. Some details of complete protein food are tabulated below:

Protein Source Remarks
Meat It includes the risk of animal fat. Too much oil and spice should not be used during processing.
Fish Over frying and overcooking can harm the quality of the protein
Poultry / Chicken Beware of use of antibiotics during they were grown up.
Milk It should be getting from pasture-fed cow
Soy Protein amount and quality depends upon the method of processing.

Other food contains some amino acids but not all, they are incomplete protein. They include:

  • Legumes such as peas, lentils, beans, etc.
  • Nuts and seeds.
  • Rice and other grains.
  • Vegetables.

Protein at the different stage of life and for different type people:

  • Children:

Children grow fast and they start learning a lot of new things. Protein supports their effective growth and the process of learning.

  • Teenagers:

Teenagers need a plenty of energy which they get from protein.

  • Young adults:

Young adults start to take challenges in the workplace with the dream of growing or struggle hard to have a better job. Protein helps them to stay active to sustain the challenge.

  • Older people:

Many older people eat less. So they become protein deficient which leads to less muscle mass and unhealthy heart. It makes their immune system. Daily protein intake makes them healthy and it delays their process of becoming older.

  • Pregnant and Lactating women:

Pregnant women should take more protein to support the growth of the fetus. Breastfeeding mother also needs 75% more protein than normal.

  • Menopausal women:

Thinning of the bones is common in the menopausal women because of hormonal related changes happen in their body. Phytoestrogen, which occurs naturally in protein-rich sources like soy have the beneficial impact on bone health and negate some other postmenopausal symptoms. This time women suffer from depression. Protein helps them to adjust to the changes by delaying the process of changes.

  • Diabetic patient:

A diabetic patient has a lot of food restriction which makes them protein deficient. As a result, they become weaker and fall in another disease.

  • Athletes:

Athletes have to do a lot of physical activity which put much pressure on their bones and muscles. Protein helps to recover it. Athletes need more protein than normal.

Hence protein is needed for everyone even for a healthy person to maintain good health and prevent a future disease. Only the person who has protein restriction due to some medical reason should not take protein.

As on date, almost all the food item available for general Indian is being adulterated which leads to decrease the quality of the food. Some have to plan and work hard to design and arrange our food to fulfill our requirements. Otherwise, we can go for a quality protein supplement.

Following points should be considered in choosing a protein supplement:

  1. Some brands of protein use refined sugar, flavor, color with less amount of protein. We should avoid that brand.
  2. Focus and commitment of the company should be verified based on their history and profile. We have a strong regulatory agency worldwide to monitor quality system of the pharmaceutical product manufacturer. But GMP guidelines are more relaxed for dietary supplement manufacturer. There are always chances of malpractices during manufacturing of the product which leads to a poor quality product. If the company is producing dietary supplement from a plant source, the plant should be cultivated in an organic farm with good agricultural practices in place. Refer to the link for USFDA guidelines on GAPS: https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/FSMA/UCM360734.pdf. Seeds should not be a genetically modified, it put several risks on our health.
  3. Protein products made of Soy, milk, and whey contains more protein. Only veg protein sourced from Soybean is a complete protein.
  4. Check PDCAAS (As per WHO guideline) (Protein digestibility corrected amino acids score) of the protein. It means the amount of percentage of digestibility of each amino acids. PDCAAS of some protein is given below:

PDCAAS of different protein source is detailed
Table and Graphical presentation of PDCAAS

  1. Milk sourced protein should come from a  pasture-fed cow who has not been subjected to hormone treatment.
  2. Make sure that protein supplement does not contain a high amount of fat. It may put the risk on your heart and any lead to make you obese.
  3. Make sure that from seed to finished product is manufactured by a single company holistically following the rule of quality. No third party is involved in the process of manufacturing.

Following points are last but not least:

  1. Do not take excessive protein for the long term. It puts a lot of negative impact on our health.
  2. Somebody has liver, uric acid, kidney related problems or is under medical treatment, should consult with a physician before taking a protein supplement.
  3. Take recommended amount of vitamin B complex with protein. As we will be in trouble if we lack vitamin B6, B9 (Folic acid), and B12 during synthesis of protein. According to American journal of clinical nutrition, when an adequate amount of these vitamins are present, our body becomes able to convert one amino acid (Methionine) to another amino acid (cysteine). Our body does it on regular basis. In absence of vitamin B, our body prepares a toxin called homocysteine instead of cysteine. Homocysteine is a sticky material which contributes inflammation and plugs up our arteries, leading to a possible risk of heart attack and strokes.

Whatever health we have today is a result of our yesterday’s food habits and lifestyles. Earlier we had major risk related to microbes contamination which used to take a lot of life. But in today’s world, we have a major risk from the disease (such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc.) related to our lifestyles and food habits. So we need to invest some of our hard earned money and interest to have quality protein on every day to maintain good health.

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5 Reasons to Use Silicone Gel Heel Pad Socks for Pain Relief for Men and Women

Relief from heel pain

1. Orthopedic silicone heel protectors:

Orthopedic silicone heel protector protects heel bone from extreme pressure, fatigue and strain, prevents thickening of heel skin, keeps heel safe from blisters, chipped skin, corn and cracked feet. It provides hydration treatment to repair your dry, painful, hard and cracked skin on your heels. Also provide an improvement of the appearance by helping reduce fine lines of aging. These socks can also be used with foot cream.

2. Relief pain:

Orthopedic silicone heel protector prevents joints and foot pain caused by poorly padded footwear, daily weight pressure, walking and standing. It gives ultimate heel pain and heel swelling relief. It provides extra cushioning, shock absorption, anti-slip and breathable. It is an ultimate heel comfort, stability, reusable, economic and hygienic.

3. Unisize:

One size of Orthopedic silicone heel protector fits for everyone. It provides extra cushioning,shock absorption,anti-slip, breathable, ultimate heel pain relief slip-on pads, for heel pain, spurs, heel swelling. One pair, two units, is universal size. Most thickest heel slip is for ultimate heel comfort stability for firm foot-fall. reusable,economic,hygienic to wear under shoes or barefooted.

4. Washable and reusabe:

Orthopedic silicone heel protector can be hand washed in water with detergent powder and dry in a shade avoiding direct exposure to sunlight.

5. No Side Effect and Cost Effective:

The process of getting relief from heel pain does not have any side effect. It cost effective too. Only 199 INR is the price of a pair of Orthopedic silicone heel protector.

Direction for usage:

If you are confused how to wear it, then please refer to the images that we have uploaded for this product. And please do not wear continuously and do not walk too much with wearing the product on your heel because it is soft delicate and may not be able to withstand outdoor walking

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Protection From Corona Virus

Precautionary measures from corona virus

Now Corona virus-19 reached to more than 200 countries of the world. This pandemic virus infected more than 2 million people worldwide and near 1.6 Lakh people died. As it is a new kind of virus, it took time to know how it spreads, symptom, how to prevent spreading in the community, etc. However, based on WHO guidelines, research, and preventive measures taken by other countries following physical measures are discussed for protection from corona virus-19.

Physical distancing:

Physical distancing

Maintain a physical distance with other at least 2 meters. During sneezing, dry cough, exhale and conversation, virus spreads around the person with minor droplet comes out from the person’s mouth and nose. Research shows that this droplet may travel near 1 meter around the person. So maintain a distance of 2 meters to be at safer side.

Stay at home unless or until it is necessary to go to outside:

Almost all the country where covid-19 identified, was locked down the area to stop spreading the corona virus in community. So, self isolation is extremely necessary. Earlier it was advice that be at safe distance from the ill person. But as a lot of person who are recently infected does not look like infected and there are some asymptomatic carrier of the virus is available around us. Hence obeying locked down criteria holistically shall be maintained.

Washing hand or using hand sanitizer

As corona virus spread through hands, hands shall be washed frequently by soap. If you are going to outside, then do not touch your mouth, nose, eye without washing your hand. Where ever soap is not possible, use Hand sanitizer. But there is a risk associated with both soap and sanitizer. Residue shall not be entered in our body. So, wash your with clean water thoroughly. For hand sanitizer, chemical used in the sanitizer shall be effective for killing microbes and equally the chemical shall not harm our skin. So, after a lot of study, I have selected following two for your use.

Wear Mask

Now wearing mask is mandatory in a lot of states. Here mainly two types of mask can be wore. One is N-95 mask and another 3 ply surgical mask. Wearing mask will help us to prevent spreading of the virus. N-95 means filtering efficiency of the mask is 95% and it is recommended by WHO. 3 ply surgical mask also found to be effective. Make sure that one single mask shall not be used for many times. Mask shall not be source of contamination. So, proper practice shall be followed for wearing mask. Following video link for your reference:

For purchasing a quality mask following link can be considered:

Wear Gloves

Wearing gloves in public place may reduce the chances of infection. So, link of cost effective gloves is given below for your consideration:

Hope this article will help us to get right product to be safe from microbes like corona virus. Link of the above is given after a lot of research and study on the personnel protective equipment. Both cost and quality of the product have been considered. So, immediately order the protective gear and start using. These products comes under essential products hence home delivery of the products are available. Use these product when appropriate and be safe from the microbes.

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TOP 20 PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO BE SAFE FROM CORONA VIRUS INFECTION

Precautionary measures from corona virus

What is corona virus

Corona viruses are a group of related viruses that causes diseases in mammals and birds. The viruses cause respiratory track infection that can be like mild cold or lethal like SERS, MERS, and COVID-19. Name of the virus responsible for the current pandemic is SARS-CoV-2 and name of the disease caused by the virus is COVID-19.

Top 20 precautionary measures from corona virus:

  1. While talking to anyone always maintain social distance of 3 meters. We are not habituated with the practices so this is tough to put it in to practices. So, initially we have to start it sincerely then slowly practice will be built.
  2. Frequent hand washing with liquid soap solution. If hand washing facility is not available sanitize your hand. Daily sanitize your home, daily accessible area, furniture, floor, doors window, bathroom, water tabs, etc. At entry keep one bucket with disinfectant solution. While anyone coming back home from outside leave their cloths in to the bucket, get fresh from bath room, then only should enter in to the living area.
  3. Wash milk bags the moment you take it & wash your hands while you are at it.
  4. Consider cancelling newspapers.
  5. Keep a separate tray for couriers. Courier person can place the envelope/package in the tray and courier may be left untouched for at least 24 hrs.
  6. Instruct maids not to touch main door. On entering the home, she must immediately wash hands thoroughly, before touching other things. After that, wipe the calling – bell switch with cleaning fluid.
  7. Avoid getting Swiggy, Zomato, Amazon, Flipkart or any online consignment as far as possible.
  8. Wash all fruits & vegetables once we bring them home.
  9. Remote, keyboards, phones are the most highly contaminated elements in our house. Clean them at least once a day using cleaning fluid.
  10. Wash hands frequently when in house or in office. Once every hour at least.
  11. Avoid public transport as far as possible. Even Ola Uber may be used when unavoidable.
  12. Avoid Gyms, Swimming Pool and other exercise areas, where surface contacts are inevitable.
  13. Cancel tuition, dance/music classes or any such places which is away from home and have gathering.
  14. When you return home from office, shopping, etc discard your clothes and wash your hands and feet thoroughly and if possible take a shower with soap.
  15. Most important do not touch hands anywhere on face. Inform children & parents.
  16. Ask Senior Citizens to stop going for the routine walking exercise and group gossiping.
  17. Avoid cash purchase too as far as possible and practice cashless transaction like Phone pay etc.
  18. Use your personal mode of transport bicycle/ motor bike car/ walking as far as possible for your personal work.
  19. Avoid social networking or visiting relatives too which may sound bad but is the need of the hour.
  20. Any symptoms of COVID -19  as suggested by WHO pl. take advise of Doctor.