Monday, 28 September 2015

29 Remedies You Should Know to Make

 My rule about home remedies? It's better to know them and be prepared than needing a home solution and not having the knowledge required. These nifty little shortcuts will allow you to take care of yourself at home instead of running to the doctor's for every little thing. It's always nicer when you can take care of things in the comfort of your own home.

Home remedies

Note:   Before trying any thing new all check with your GP.

Friday, 25 September 2015

This is bad: Scientist shows how Coke messes up our bodies

ANI, Melbourne  Jul 31, 2015 08:51 IST
On his blog Truth Theory, Niraj Naik has outlined the health issues and alarming findings of drinking. 

While the fizzy cola drink is loved by most people in the world, an Indian scientist has now shown what Coca-Cola does to your body up to an after you gulp it down, and it is not good.
On his blog Truth Theory, Niraj Naik has outlined the health issues and alarming findings, reported.
In the first 10 minutes, a person consumes around 10 teaspoons of sugar (100 per cent of your recommended daily intake), and though the level of sweetness should make one vomit, the phosphoric acid cuts the flavour allowing one to keep it down.
After 20 minutes, the body's blood sugar spikes giving an insulin burst and the liver responds by turning sugar into fat. Caffeine absorption is complete by 40 minutes after which pupils dilate, blood pressure rises, and as a response liver dumps more sugar into bloodstream.

The adenosine receptors in the brain get blocked preventing drowsiness.
After 45 minutes, the body ups a person's dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centres of the brain, which is physically the same way heroin works, and after an hour the caffeine's diuretic properties come into play. The buzz dies down and person starts to have a sugar crash.
Seeing how people following strict low fat diet were gaining weight was what pushed Naik to investigate Coke, and wrote that fructose was the form of high fructose corn syrup, found in most processed foods and most people are totally unaware of its danger.
"Many fruits also contain fructose, but nature has provided the antidote, as these fruits are also packed with fibre which prevents your body from absorbing too much of it."

He added that there were 1.6 billion servings of Coke everyday all over the word, and if people cared about their heart, health and mind then they shouldn't reach for that bottle of Coke.

Posted by: Bhupendra Jesrani <>

Monday, 21 September 2015

Helpful Reminders of the Power of Fruit

We all know that fruit offer many helpful health benefits, but who remembers all the myriad reasons why it's good to eat them, and which does what. Here are some great 'print-and-hang-on-fridge" information that will remind you why you are eating an avocado, other than the delicious taste!

Bananas are an incredible source of healthy nutrients!

Health Benefits of Consuming Dates

1) Dates are free from cholesterol and contain very low fat. Dates are rich in vitamins and minerals.
2) They are rich source of protein, dietary fiber and rich in vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B5 along with vitamin A1 and C.
3)It helps improve the digestive system as it contains soluble and insoluble fibers and different kinds of amino acids.
4) Dates are great energy boosters as they contain natural sugars  glucose, sucrose and fructose. To get a bigger advantage add dates to milk and make it a very nutritious snack.
5)Dates are very low in calories and are extremely suitable for health conscious people.
6) Dates are rich in potassium and reduced in sodium. This helps regulate a healthy nervous system. Researchers have revealed the fact that potassium intake, up to a certain extent, can reduce the risk of stroke.
7) Dates also help in lowering of the LDL cholesterol.

8) Dates have high iron content and are very useful in treating anemia. The patients can eat many dates for better advantages.
9) Dates also have fluorine that slows down the process of tooth decay.

10) It helps people suffering from constipation. Soak dates overnight and take it along with water to have an added
11) Dates help in weight gain and are beneficial for those who suffer from over slimming problem.

12) Dates are excellent for alcoholic intoxication.Cures abdominal cancer.
13) It also helps in improving eye sight and helps in curing night blindness as well.
14) It may improve the sperm count when taken with mil

Friday, 18 September 2015

Old Chinese Secret: The Ice Cube and the Feng Fu Spot

We all want to live longer. But we also want to look and feel young while we do it. To achieve this, we of course must eat right, stay active and keep our minds sharp. However, it turns out that a few moments with an ice cube on the back of your neck can also help. The point in the middle of the back of your neck, close to the hairline, is called in Chinese medicine "Feng Fu", and it is the pressure point found at the base of the skull.

If you put an ice cube on that spot, beyond the momentary relief from this summer heat, you'll awaken your body's balancing force and even discover your joy and energy levels increasing. Keep reading and learn the advantages of this method and the way to apply it.

Lie on your stomach and put an ice cube on the feng fu pressure point. Leave it there for 20 minutes (you may need a towel to keep it in place). Do this on an empty stomach, regularly, with a 2-3 day breaks, morning and night before going to bed. Within a few days you should feel:

An elevation in your mood
Relief from headaches
Better breathing
A higher quality of sleep
Improved digestion
Relief from cold symptoms
Relief from tooth pain
More energy and alertness
Fight problems with your parathyroid gland  

 Now, this may feel a bit cold and uncomfortable at first, but after 30 seconds you'll start feeling heat on that spot. The first few days will give you a euphoric and happy feeling as endorphins are released into your system.

According to Chinese medicine, the Feng Fu point is not a healing pressure point, it is, in fact, a pressure point that returns the body to its natural physiological state, so external factors that influence your health and your bodily processes may be neutralized by treating this point.

Modern medicine explains these effects by pointing out that the Feng Fu point is very close to our brain stem, and that is why it is not recommended for pregnant women, people with Schizophrenia or people with pacemakers.

Try it yourselves when you are suffering from pain, feeling very tired or are just feeling out of sorts and out of balance with your body. It's also a good way to stay cool this summer!

Posted by: Manek Chowk <

Monday, 14 September 2015

The Healing Fingers

We all use touch for therapy – when we think, we put our chin on our fist, and when we’re uncomfortable, we rub our hands together as if we’re cold. Even babies suck on their thumbs when they go to sleep. We don’t do all of these things for nothing, as each part of our body is connected to a whole system. If we know where to apply pressure in the system, we can overcome various physical and mental symptoms.

Finger Touch Therapy originates from an ancient Chinese technique, in which every finger relates to different organs and emotions. In a study conducted by the Mercy Cancer Center in theU.S.,all of the participants experienced beneficial  sensations,including reduced stress and nausea during chemotherapy. Additionally, many patients that reported difficulties sleeping found that by holding their thumb and taking deep breaths, they were able to fall asleep much faster. It is assumed that thumb holding is related to the way babies suck on their thumbs, but either way, both patients and doctors strongly recommend this method.

To use this technique, all you have to do is make a fist around the finger that’s connected to the sensation or body-part you wish to soothe, and slowly apply pressure to it for 3-5 minutes while breathing deeply. If you want to balance your whole body, simply do it for each finger on both hands.

Sensations: Anxiety, worry, and depression
Organs: Stomach and spleen
Physical Symptoms: Stomachaches, headaches, skin problems, and stress


Index Finger 
Sensations: Fear, frustration, uncertainty, and confusion
Organs: Kidneys and bladder
Physical Symptoms: Indigestion, discomfort in the arms, elbows and wrists, muscle pains, backaches, teeth related problems, and any type of addiction.

Middle Finger  
Sensations: Anger, restlessness, and indecisiveness
Organs: Liver and gallbladder
Physical Symptoms: Eye and vision problems, lethargy, migraines, frontal headaches, period pains, and circulatory system issues.

Ring Finger  
Sensations: Sadness, grief, fear of abandonment and rejection, negativity
Organs: Lungs and large intestine
Physical Symptoms: Indigestion, respiratory problems, tinnitus, deep-layer skin problems
Sensations: Low self-esteem, judgmental behavior, and stress
Organs: Heart and small intestine
Physical Symptoms: Stomachaches, headaches, skin problems, and stress

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Friday, 11 September 2015

8 Diabetic Diet Myths Dispelled

Diabetes is fast becoming one of the most common illnesses in the world. As such, there is a treasure trove of rumors and misinformation regarding this disease. It's extremely important to separate fact from fiction, and that is why we've brought you 8 of the most common myths about this disease that we are going to bust right now. 

Myth 1: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes

It is widely thought that eating too much sugar causes diabetes. What does cause diabetes is an insulin malfunction . This means your body struggles to turn the food you eat into energy. Usually food gets broken down into glucose, a sugar that powers cells. The pancreas produces insulin, a hormone which helps cells use glucose for energy.

There are 3 common forms of diabetes and none of them are caused by sugar intake.

Type 1 diabetes usually starts in childhood or young adulthood and is when the pancreas can’t produce insulin. These people need to take insulin to help move the sugar into the cells and prevent it from amassing in the blood.

Type 2 diabetes can affect any person, of any age and is when the pancreas doesn’t produce sufficient insulin or the insulin stops working, and sometimes both scenarios. Being overweight can make this form of diabetes more ly.

Another common type is Gestational diabetes, a temporary form of diabetes that occurs in pregnancy due to hormone changes that cause insulin not to work properly.

Myth 2: You won’t be able to eat your favorite foods anymore

The idea that you are limited to uninteresting food when you are diabetic is widespread and misleading. You don’t have to give up foods you love; you just might need to think of how you eat them differently. You will need to change the way you prepare these foods, and might need to change the foods that you eat alongside them, and possibly reducing the portions.

Myth 3: You’ll have to prepare separate diabetic meals

You might be thinking that you won’t be able to eat what the rest of the family is eating, and extra preparation would be required. This isn’t necessarily true. A diabetic diet is a healthy diet, nutritious for the whole family and doesn’t require separate preparation. The person with diabetes just needs to pay more attention to the amount of calories she or he eats and monitor the types of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in their diet.

Alternative sugars


This is a plant extract that tastes much sweeter than sugar and has no calories. It has the added benefit of lowering blood sugar and blood pressure. Stevia has a distinct taste and it can take a while to adjust.


This sugar alcohol is low in calories and doesn’t affect your blood sugar levels. It is safe to eat however eating too much can cause digestion issues.


Another sugar alcohol that doesn’t raise blood sugar or insulin levels. Similar to Erythritol, Xylitol causes digestive issues if eaten in large quantities. This sugar alcohol is also been shown to have dental benefits and improve bone density. It’s highly toxic to dogs.

Myth 4: Carbohydrates are bad for diabetics

Carbohydrates, commonly shortened to carbs, are the foundation of any healthy diet and are not bad for diabetes. Why they are important to monitor is because they have the greatest effect on blood sugar levels. It’s best to discuss which ones you eat with a dietitian so that you select nutrient rich ones.

Myth 5: You can replace carbohydrates with protein

Carbohydrates ability to affect blood sugar levels quickly might tempt people with diabetes to lower their intake of carbs and compensate with more protein. This is fine in principle, but in practice many proteins, such as meat, are dense in saturated fats. Consuming too much fat can increase the risk for heart disease.

Myth 6: You can take medicine and eat what you

It would be great if taking a pill would allow you to go about eating what you usually do but adjusting your medication makes it less effective as medicine works best taken consistently, as instructed by your physician. For those who take insulin, it’s often the case that you learn to adjust the amount of insulin to match the amount of food you eat, but this doesn’t give you permission to eat as much as you want. You still have to stick to a diabetic diet to stabilize your blood sugar levels.

Myth 7: You have to eat diet foods

A lot of ‘diet’ foods are smart marketing. They are often more expensive and no healthier than regular foods. It’s important to read the ingredients and consider the number of calories before deciding if it’s suitable for your diabetic diet. As always when in doubt about what food is beneficial its best to consult with a nutritionist or dietitian.

Myth 8: No more dessert

Similar to myth #2 you need to rethink how you look at desserts. There are plenty sweet options available for eating at the end of a meal. You can use artificial sweeteners, alternative sugars or try expanding your food horizons to include fruit, and yogurts. You can even make your recipes more nutritious by including whole grains, and vegetable oil when preparing desserts. For many recipes you can skip or reduce the sugar without changing the consistency or sacrificing the taste. Another option is to practice portion control. Consider splitting dessert or opting for a single ice cream scoop.

NOTE: Before making any changes to your diet check with your GP.

Manek Chowk <>

Monday, 7 September 2015

Drink Pineapple Water In The Morning For A Year and These 9 Things Happen!

Do you drink 8 cups of water a day? Have you ever considered the thought that staying hydrated may not be enough!

 The choices that you make during your daily routine either build up resistance to disease or tear it down. Did you know pineapple offers a source of micro-nutrients that your body needs? Pineapple is full of enzyme bromelain and the antioxidant vitamin C. These both play a major role in your body’s healing process. To get this amazing ingredient in your system before your day you should start to drink pineapple water on an empty stomach. Doing this will activate the micro-nutrients, which will help you to feel better though out the day.

1. Fights inflammation

People who play sports or that have arthritis should really consider doing this because bromelain helps the body get rid of toxins by fighting off inflammation which impacts all the tissues and organs in the body. It can help with mild pain from the sports or arthritis.

2. Helps with weight loss

Want to lose a few pounds? Drink the pineapple water! Due to the fiber contained in pineapple, it takes more time to digest, thus causing a prolonged feeling of satiety. By drinking the pineapples water in the morning, you will not have sweet cravings. Thiamine helps boost your body metabolism by converting carbohydrates into energy.

3. Flushes parasites from liver and intestines

No one wants to think they might have a parasite in their body like a tapeworm but it is possible. The bromelain in pineapples can kill tapeworms fast if you do a three day fast.

4. Regulates the thyroid

Pineapples contain iodine and bromelain that are effective in improving various autoimmune disorders, which means it is also effective in easing symptoms associated with thyroiditis.

5. Balances electrolytes

To prevent cramps or other injuries drink the pineapple water. The potassium in pineapples helps maintain a proper balance of electrolytes and keeps your body strong.

6. Gets rid of heavy metals and toxins

Pineapple is loaded with fiber, beneficial enzymes and a host of antioxidants that help to detox your body from heavy metals and toxins.

7. Works as a digestive aid.

Bromelain in pineapple helps the body digest proteins more efficiently.

8. Strengthens gums

Not only will it strengthen your gums, but it also helps whiten and preserve your teeth. Dr. Frawley says pineapples act as a natural stain remover also.

9. Improves vision

Pineapple contains beta-carotene and vitamin A which leads to good eyesight. Data reported in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of pineapple per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults.

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NOTE: Before trying anything new always check with your GP