Monday, September 13, 2010

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) How to prevent the spread?

Now as you all aware, there is epidemic of conjunctivitis and number is increasing day by day as it is highly contagious. Most of them are either viral or bacterial or mixed infections.

What is conjunctivitis?
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of conjunctiva, clear membrane that covers the white part of the eye and the inner surface of the eyelids.

What is infectious conjunctivitis?
Infectious form commonly known as pink eye caused by a contagious virus or bacteria or both.

What are the signs and symptoms of conjunctivitis
Red eyes, watery eyes, blurred vision and sandy or scratchy feeling in the eyes. There may be a puss like or watery discharge around the eyelids. Since infectious conjunctivitis is contagious- 

What measures can be taken to prevent spreading this condition- given below are some do’s and don’ts.

Do’s to prevent spreading this condition
1.Keep your hands away from your eyes

2.Personal belongings to be washed separately with luke-warm water

3.Sunglasses should be used

4.Thoroughly wash your hands before and after eye medication.

5.Eye drops like Tobramycin can be used 5 -6 times daily and chloromycetin eye ointment before going to bed.

6.Employees suffering from conjunctivitis should preferably stay away from work to prevent spreading to others.
7.Attention to ocular hygiene is essential - like cleaning the edges of the infected eyes carefully with luke warm water and gauze or cotton balls to remove the crusts of dried discharge that may cause the eye lids to stick together first thing in the morning.

Don’ts to prevent spreading this condition

1. Those who wear contact lenses- should not use contact lenses till conjunctivitis is cured.

2. Do not use eye drops with out proper prescription – to avoid drops containing steroids which should not be used.

3. Do not share towels, flannels, Pillow cases, cosmetics etc.

4. Children with conjunctivitis should not be sent to school / swimming pool

Friday, September 10, 2010

Swine Flu: Get the Facts About H1N1 Influenza

Get the Facts About H1N1 Influenza


Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.
Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and improve stomach upset and headache.
Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and bad breath.
Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.
Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.
Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.
Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion.
Pear & Banana - regulates sugar content.
carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization .
Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and strengthen body immunity.
Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.
Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation.



Take a brisk walk for 20 minutes per day, Every day.

Take a brisk walk for 20 minutes per day, Every day. 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

For your Puffy eyes

Blend a slice of cucumber or potato and strain the juice.
Freeze it in an ice-cube try and rub it over your puffed eyes for instant relief


Almonds are effective in treating heart burn. chomp on some. These tear-shaped nuts are packed with nutrients — fiber, riboflavin, magnesium, iron and calcium. The fat in almonds is monounsaturated fat — a healthier type of fat that may help lower blood cholesterol levels and good for your heart. In fact, almonds have more calcium than any other nuts. Also, one serving of almonds provides half of your body’s Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin E. Like all nuts, almonds provide one of the best plant sources of protein. 

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Benefits of having curd/yogurt

Having curd every day prevents ulcers and also lowers cholesterol levels.
But the milk which you use for making curd should be skimmed milk.

Dark Circles

Dip a cotton ball in a bowl of cold milk and wipe your eyes with it.
This  will help to reduce dark circles under your eyes

Avoid Refined Products

Cookies, cakes, chips and soda's increase triglyceride levels and lower HDL.
Its better to avoid them on daily or regular basis.

Strengthening Digestive Power

Drinking hot water regularly is a classic Ayurvedic tip for strengthening digestive power

Strong Immunity

Black tea contains many antioxidants, one of them being quercetin (also found in onions), which combats inflammation and improve immunity system.

Stomach Ache

Honey Taken with Cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and stomach ulcers

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


 Anaemia is a condition where the level of haemoglobin in the blood is below the normal range. Haemoglobin is the iron-containing molecule in red blood cells that carries oxygen around the body so, in anaemia, less oxygen can be carried and delivered to the tissues. Levels of haemoglobin may be low because the number of red blood cells is low, or because each red blood cell has an abnormally low amount of haemoglobin within it. Iron is an important dietary mineral that is involved in various bodily functions, including the transport of oxygen in the blood essential in providing energy for daily life. Iron is also vital for brain development. Signs and symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia can include:
  • Pale skin
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Tiring easily
  • Breathlessness
  • Frequent headaches
  • Becoming irritated easily
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Cracked or reddened tongue
  • Strange food cravings
Causes of anaemia: Lack of nutrition and a balanced diet are one of the key reasons that result in anaemia. Some of the most common causes that contribute to an anaemic condition:
  1. Low formation of red blood cells in the bone marrow, either due to defects in the bone marrow itself or to an inadequate intake of iron, vitamins and protein, is one of the main causes of anaemia.
  2. Intestinal parasites or worms are yet another cause of anaemia. Hookworms, pinworms, roundworms and tapeworms feed on the supply of blood as well as the vitamins.
  3. Dietary lack of iron is the most common cause of anaemia because the body needs iron to make haemoglobin.
  4. Lack of vitamin B12 or folic acid in the diet can also cause anaemia.
  5. Infections, drugs, or other diseases can destroy RBCs.
  6. Bleeding due to injury, bleeding piles or excessive menstruation are probable causes of anaemia.
  7. Inherited diseases like thalassaemia, cancer and leukaemia can also cause anaemia.
  8. Emotional strain, anxiety and worry which hinders the production of hydrochloric acid, which is needed for digestion of iron and proteins in the body, could also lead to anaemia.
Dietary Treatment: Diet is of the utmost importance in the treatment of anaemia. Refined foods like white bread, polished rice, sugar and desserts rob the body of the much-needed iron. Iron should always be taken in its natural organic form in food, as the use of inorganic iron can prove hazardous. Intake of inorganic iron may cause destruction of protective vitamins and unsaturated fatty acids, serious liver damage, miscarriage during pregnancy and delayed or premature births. Suggestions to prevent or treat iron deficiency include:
  • Meat, poultry and fish are important sources of iron in the daily diet. Other sources include dark green leafy vegetables, dried beans, lentils, chickpeas, soyabeans, eggs, nuts and iron fortified cereals. Milk and other dairy products are extremely low in iron and may interfere with iron balance.
  • Vitamin C helps the body to absorb more iron, so make sure you eat plenty of raw fruits and vegetables. Consuming foods rich in vitamin C such as oranges, mandarins, berries, mangoes and tomatoes with iron-rich foods enhances the absorption of iron. Some foods are naturally rich in both iron and vitamin C such as broccoli and other dark green leafy vegetables. Fruits rich in iron include bananas, apples, dark grape, apricots, plums, raisins and strawberries. Bananas are particularly beneficial as they also contain, besides easily assailable iron folic acid and vitamin B- 12 both of which are extremely useful in the treatment of anaemia.
  • Vitamin B-12 is a must for preventing or curing anaemia. This vitamin is usually found in animal protein and especially in organic meats like kidney and liver. Other equally good sources of vitamin B 12 are the various dairy products like milk, eggs and cheese. Wheat germ, peanuts and soyabean also contain some B 12.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Important points on balanced diet!

  • Drink enough water or other fluids throughout the day (let thirst be your guide - remember that drinking too much water can actually be dangerous)
  • Increase your fibre intake
  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Use sugar and foods high in simple carbohydrates in moderation
  • Use less salt
  • Reduce your total fat intake, particularly your intake of saturated fats
  • Increase good fat in your diet

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Goodbye Itchy skin!!!

  • Aloe Vera gel is the best for the itchy skin as applying helps skin to be more smooth, and also help to remove the dead skin.
  • Honey is very easy to use and cheap remedy that help ease the itching.
  • Take a Lukewarm water shower
  • Apply  paste: Milk cream+Haldi(Turmeric)+Honey, make a smooth paste and apply on affected/itchy parts of body.
  • Olive Oil, Avocado and Jojoba  oil penetrate deep into skin and help to smooth and remove the itchiness.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

How to ease an upset stomach

  • Drinking carrots juice help stops dysentery immediately and maintains body fluids.
  • curd is also good option
  • Guavas is good as it helps in reducing the frequent stool passage.
  • Mix lemon juice in warm water and add pinch of salt in it, it help ease loose motions.
  • Drink the juice of black grapes, oranges, sweet lime, pomegranate as this boosts your energy levels as good source of vitamin C
  • Take one tsp of fenu greek seeds in the butter consume with milk twice or thrice in a day.