*** HOW TO INCREASE HEIGHT***

*** HOW TO INCREASE HEIGHT***

Protein rich diet.

The backbone should be massaged daily with medicated oils such as Aswagandhadi tailam half an hour before going to sleep.

Stretching exercises, hanging, swimming, bicycling , skipping, playing basketball are useful.

Early to bed and early to rise and not skipping up the meals.

Ashwagandh Powder-1teaspoon with cow milk twice daily for 3 months in continuity.

Balarisht 2tsf twice daily.

Yogasanas:

Tadasana
SuryaNamaskar
Bhujangasana
Trikonasana
Adhomukha Savasana

Meditation.

 

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***Depression – An Epidemic***

***Depression – An Epidemic***

According to the World Health Organization(WHO), India is one of the most depressed countries in the world with a 36%(highest for a country) of Indians likely to suffer from major depression at some point in their lives. Today people talk about taking anxiety medication with the same ease as one would talk about taking blood pressure medication.In January, actoress Anushka Sharma said that she had sought treatment for anxiety and depression. Around the same time, her colleague Deepika Padukone too wrote about battling anxiety and depression. A lack of awareness about the illness is the reason why depression is one of the biggest silent killers today.

Depression is not just about personal suffering; it costs the nation in terms of productivity.

A. # Few Symptoms #:
– Overwhelming Sadness
– Difficulty in concentration and taking decisions
– Low self Esteem
– Feeling of guilt and worthlessness
– Disinterest in everything
– Social withdrawal and agitation
– Sleeping too less(insomnia) or too much (hypersomnia)

B. # Ayurvedic Remedies #:
1. Ashwagandha Churna- 1teaspoon with a cup of milk just before going to bed at night.
2. Brahmi Vati- 1 tablet twice daily.
3. Jatamansi Churna- 1teaspoon with honey twice daily.
4. Saaraswatarisht- 3teaspoon twice daily with equal quantity of water.

C. # Yogasanas and Meditation #:
– Savasana, Halasana, Anulom Vilom Pranayama
– Practicing Meditation daily is highly recommended.

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Home Remedies for Black heads

**Home Remedies for Black heads**

1.Steam your face for one to two minutes and then use a natural exfoliator to scrub off the blackheads and whiteheads gently.

2.Apply a mixture of honey and lemon juice over the blackheads.

3.Apply a mixture of one egg white and a tea spoon of honey over your face to prevent blackheads.

4.Mix lemon juice and cinnamon powder and apply for 20 minutes to your blackheads. Test on your hand prior using it on your face .

5.Take a small tomato, grate it and apply it over the blackheads before going to bed. Leave it overnight and then wash it with clean water in the morning.

Note-

Take steam – apply scrub – follow home remedy – apply cream .

Dr.Preeti

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Ayurvedic remedies for mouth ulcers

Ayurvedic remedies for mouth ulcers:

-Irimedadi taila can be locally applied on mouth ulcers.It gives early relief from pain and helps heal ulcers.

-Keep Khadiraadi vati in mouth and slowly suck it as it dissolves in saliva.

-Licorice (mulethi) – Chew on a piece of it.

-Gargle with a decoction(kaadha) of leaves of guava tree, either singly or mixed with alum.

-Apply a mixture of home made turmeric powder and glycerin.

-Gargle with the juice of tomatoes for at least three to four times a day

-Make a paste of Indian gooseberry and apply it on the ulcer. Do this for at least twice a day.

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*Do You Know you are Vitamin-D deficient?*

*Do You Know you are Vitamin-D deficient?*

Vitamin D deficiency is fast becoming a national and global health concern.Around 70 to 80% of the Indian population has vitamin D deficiency.However the bigger concern is that most of the people are still not aware that they are vitamin D deficient.

Are you having joint pain,back pain, anxiety,sadness? You may be vitamin D deficient!!!

1. Symptoms-:
Fatigue, low back pain, muscle weakness, joint pains, decreased energy, irritability, loss of interest in activities and persistent sad or anxious feelings, poor concentration, reduced alertness etc.

2. Vitamin D Deficiency Associated Health Risks-:
~Bone and muscle pain and Skeletal Diseases
~Diabetes
~High Blood Pressure and other Cardiovascular Diseases
~Depression
~Brain Damage
~Week Immunity
~Auto Immune Diseases
~Cancer

3. Causes-:
~Complete body covering long robes and reduced exposure to sun.

~Even in sunny climates there is an increased prevalence of vitamin D deficiency. We all have heard about the dangers of skin cancer and the need for sunscreen to protect us from this disease. This knowledge and the preventive actions we take, have significantly decreased our vitamin D levels. Sunscreen protects so well against UV-B rays that an SPF of 30 decreases vitamin D synthesis in the skin by more than 95%.

~Many adults work indoors and wear more clothing during the work week, which leaves only about 10%-15% of their body exposed to UV for short periods, so they cannot meet their vitamin D needs through the sun alone.

~Allergy to milk and milk products.

~Stress.

~Age- It has been shown that as we age our body has a decreased ability to synthesize vitamin D from exposure to the sun. There can be as much as 25% reduced production over the age of 70.

~Malabsorption.

~A wide variety of medications, including antifungal medications, anticonvulsants, glucocorticoids, and medications to treat AIDS/HIV can enhance the breakdown of vitamin D and lead to low levels.

~Being overweight or obese may put you at risk for a vitamin D deficiency.Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin, which means body fat acts as a “sink” by collecting it. So if you’re overweight or obese, you will need more vitamin D than a slimmer person.

~Dark Skin-Melanin is what gives skin its color. Lighter skin has less melanin than darker skin. Melanin is able to absorb UV-B radiation from the sun and reduce the skin’s capacity to produce vitamin D3 by 95%-99%. People with a naturally dark skin tone have natural sun protection and require at least three to five times longer exposures to make the same amount of vitamin D as a person with a white skin tone.

4. Test-:
25-hydroxyvitamin D blood test.

The normal range is from 20 ng/mL to 50 ng/mL.

5. Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances for Vitamin D –
600 IU(15 mcg) for those 1-70 years of age
800 IU(20mcg)for those over 71years of age .

6. Sources of Vit D-: Natural Sources
~Wild-caught fish (425 IU in 3 oz salmon, 547 IU in 3 oz mackerel)
~Egg yolks (41 IU per egg)
~Canned fish (154 IU in 3 oz tuna, 270 IU in 3.5 oz sardines)
~Shiitake mushrooms (40 IU in 1 cup)
Fortified Sources (Note: Not all brands are vitamin D fortified, so read labels carefully.)

~Milk: whole, nonfat or reduced fat (100 IU in 8 oz)
~Yogurt (80–100 IUs in 6 oz)
~Almond milk (100 IU in 8 oz)
~Pudding made with milk (49-60 IUs in ½ cup)
~Orange juice (137 IU in 1 cup)
~Breakfast cereals (50–100 IUs in 0.75–1 cup)
~Fortified tofu (80 IU in 3 oz)
~Oatmeal (150 IU in 1 packet)
~Cheese (40 IU in 1 slice)
~Margarine (25 IU in 1 teaspoon)

7. Vitamin D Deficiency Associated Health Risks-:
~Bone and muscle pain and Skeletal Diseases
~Diabetes
~High Blood Pressure and other Cardiovascular Diseases
~Depression
~Brain Damage
~Low Immunity
~Auto Immune Diseases
~Cancer

8. Recommendation for maintenance of normal Vitamin D level-:
~Expose your body for 30 minutes to morning sunlight(If you have dark skin, you may need as much as 10 times more sun exposure to produce the same amount of vitamin D as a person with pale skin.)
~Yoga posture Surya Namaskara for 20 minutes is also beneficial.
~Use milk and milk products fortified with vitamin D.
~Consume cod liver oil, fish, dry fruits, oranges, mushrooms, tofu, and egg yolk..
~Consume the vitamin D supplements as prescribed by your doctor.

Note-:
~In a vitamin D deficient person, oral 60,000 IU per week for 8 weeks followed by maintenance dose of 60,000 IU per month is a reasonably safe method to correct the deficiency.Please consult your doctor before taking the supplements as according to the specific disease the doses are also different.

~Vitamin D toxicity is usually caused by megadoses of vitamin D supplements — not by diet or sun exposure. That’s because your body regulates the amount of vitamin D produced by sun exposure, and even fortified foods don’t contain large amounts of vitamin D.

The main consequence of vitamin D toxicity is a buildup of calcium in your blood (hypercalcemia), which can cause poor appetite, nausea and vomiting. Weakness, frequent urination and kidney problems also may occur.

***Get your Vitamin D Test done today.

~~~Be Healthy and spread awareness to others also, so that together all of us help in reducing Vitamin D deficiency in India.~~~

Dr.Preeti.

 

 

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*Migraine-: Pain management by home remedies (Ayurvedic View)*

*Migraine-: Pain management by home remedies (Ayurvedic View)*

Migraine headaches are commonly defined as episodic or recurrent severe headaches, typically of a throbbing or stabbing nature, usually on one side of the head, the neck or behind the eye.
~~Migraine pain commonly lasts for about 6 to 48hrs.
~~Migraine is triggerred by some factors which results into excessive stimulation (constriction and sudden dilatation) of blood vessels in the head.
~~Migraine may or may not be preceded by an aura; aura may cause visual disturbances such as flashing lights, Zig-Zags, sparkles or blurring of visual field.
~~Migraine is associated with nausea, vomiting, dizziness and or cognitive disturbances.
~~Patient may also experience chills, sweating, fatigue and weakness etc.

A. Causes-:
Improper metabolism, Suppression of natural urges, anger , jealousy, grief, poor elimination, intake of dry, pungent and salty food, intake of polluted food, mental and physical stress, viewing of TV for long periods, reading with insufficient light, sleeplessness etc.

B. Origin of migraine headache-:
Due to the causative factors, Pitta Dosha obstructs the flow of Vata dosha in brain, causing throbbing pain.

C. Pain Management-:
1. Avoiding the cause and trigger factors.

2. Keeping a diary record of specific foods eaten, environmental exposure, sleep patterns may help to identify personal trigger factors.

3. Sneha nasya therapy at home-: Sneha nasya, instillation of medicated oils to the nostrils by Shadbindu tailam or Anu tailam yield significant benefits .

4. Apply a paste of freshly ground clay or freshly ground sandalwood to the forehead, let dry, rub off by hand and wash.

5. Mix ¼ teaspoon of clove powder with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon oil. Apply this paste on the affected area for 20-30 minutes.

6. Add chamomile powder to 1 cup of boiling water.Transfer the liquid to a cup.Drink when hot. It gives fast relief from migraine.

7. Take ½ glass of carrot juice.Add ½ glass of spinach juice.Mix well.Drink this juice twice daily.

8. Grind 10-12 grains of black pepper and 10-12 grains of rice with water to make it a paste. Apply this paste on affected area of the head for 15-20 minutes.

9. Sugar powder 16 parts, Vamshalochana 8 parts , Pippali (long pepper) 4 parts , Ela (Cardamom) 2 parts, Cinnamon – 1 part. Make fine powder and mix it , keep in tight moisture free container.Take half teaspoon thrice daily with honey.

10. Aromatherapy- Pitta calming aromas typically flower fragnances like Lily, Cloves, Lotus, Lavender, Peppermint, Rose, Sandalwood are beneficial.

11. According to ayurveda Virechan(Laxative therapy) is an effective way to reduce excess pitta. Castor oil or warm milk with ghee or triphla at bedtime is helpful.

12. Practicing meditation is highly recommended.

13. Morning and Evening walk followed by brisk exercise is recommended.

14. Avoid hard physical exertional exercises and aggresive sports competitions.

15. Avoid working for long hours continuously; take short breaks. Have a good night’s sleep(8hrs) in a dark room.

D. Diet:
~~Apple , mango , papaya, cheeku, guava.
~~Salad 1hr before lunch, 1hr before dinner.
~~Buttermilk , boiled rice sauted with cinnamon, cumin seeds and garlic or asfoetida are good in the daytime.
~~Have warm and easily digestible foods, boiled and steamed vegetables, soups, vegetable juices, porridge, brown rice and whole-wheat flour.
~~Avoid yogurt, especially at night.
~~Avoid refined ,oily, spicy, cold ,sour foods(fermented, pickled) and stale food, aerated drinks.
~~Avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, smoking.
~~Avoid cheese, chocolate and wine.

E. Yogasanas and Pranayama:
Hastapadasana, Setu Bandhasana, Marjariasana, Paschimottanasana , Bhastrika and Anulom-Vilom Pranayama.

NOTE: When suffering from a migraine attack:
~~Lie down in a dark, quiet place & get some sleep.
~~Avoid eating.
~~Drink only water .
~~Apply hot or cold compresses.
~~ Consult doctor.

 Dr.Preeti
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Female Foeticide

FEMALE FOETICIDE

India is said to be the next economic powerhouse.India is said to be the upcoming global leader.India is thought to be the next superpower.But in a country where basic human qualities of morality and righteousness are simply missing,what is the use of economic and scientific development.A country where people have no shame and feel no guilt on murdering a defenseless,innocent,unborn baby,where unborn children are slaughtered by their own parents -What is progress and what is development?Is it what we call “ MOTHER INDIA”.What an irony!

Female foeticide is simply the most heinous,atrocious and disgusting practices humans could have come up with.Where is the humanity in these humans?If India has to progress,it will have to first and foremost eradicate this menace of female foeticide.

It is not only the government who needs to work on this-the society ,which means we,needs to work just as much.We as citizens,can do our bit to work for this cause-support,stand,be aware and aware others.Write.Speak.Act.Go give a small talk in your school(or your child’s school.)Step out of your comfort zone.

How does it matter to me?Another absurd question.Agreed,you do not indulge into this practice and you do not support it.No one can give you an answer to this question-well,except your conscience.Go ahead and ask it.

It won’t affect you directly.But it is a moral obligation for you to improve the world you live in.If everyone asks the same question and stays glued to their seats -this will remain as it is.Nothing will happen,the situation will worsen and you will still remain glued to your seats .Do you think those who are commiting this foeticide will work for the cause?Obivously Not .It is the ones who do not do it,who have to work,to stop those,who do it.And that includes you.

Just sitting back and complaining that “ this country will remain as it is”, “this country cannot improve” is futile.

GET UP and do something that you shall be proud of for your entire life.Stand tall and strong and support and help .Do it for Yourself.Help yourself become someone better.Help yourself rise in your own eyes.Help yourself smile with pride.

The decline in child sex ratio in India is evident by comparing the census figures.

(www.unicef.org/india/media_3285.htm)In 1991,it was 947girls to 1000boys.Ten years later,it had fallen to 927girls for 1000boys.

Since 1991,80%of the districts in India have recorded a declining sex ratio with the state of Punjab being the worst.States like Maharashtra,Gujarat,Punjab and Haryana have recorded more than 50point decline in child sex ratio in this period.

Foetal Sex determination and sex selective abortion by unethical medical proffessionals has grown today to a 1000 crore(US$ 244 million )industry.

Bringing about changes in the demand for sex determination is a long process and has to be tackled through women’s education and empowerment.States in the Northeast and Kerela show a better sex ratio as it has a high female literacy rate.

The battle against sex selection has proved to be a long drawn out.But some signs are visible that demonstrate that fight can be won.

LAKHANPAL,a small village in Punjab(that had the lowest sex ratio in the country) now has 1400girls for every 1000boys.

So COME ,STAND STRONG today itself and join hands together in this mission to stop female foeticide.

Dr. Preeti