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HEALTH MAG AYURPHARMA

A Complete Family Magazine on Ayurveda, Health & Pharma

Volume-4 Issue-2

February 2013

CHIEF EDITOR D A Kalpaja

EDITOR Shri Krishna M

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Consulting Editors Keshav V. Ramu D V Kumar

Chief Reporter Ramesh Yalagachina

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Women need to live a life of wellness and health. Fashion & Beauty, Health & Fitness, Relationships, Work exclusively and so on.... Between our businesses, families, and relationships, most modern women lead busy, multifaceted lives. This means that we are hardly ever focused on just one task at a time. Life is too full and exciting. Here are some tips to overcome the same:

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Enhance your lifestyle: improve your busy & stressful lifestyle you can get a better life and rid of your tension & worries. Wake Up Early, Drink 2 Glasses of Warm Water, Take A Heavy Breakfast, Believe in Yourself, Read Books, smile, find your hobby, sleep on time and so on. Relationship: A relationship is normally viewed as a connection between individuals, such as a romantic or intimate relationship, or a parent–child relationship. Individuals can also have relationships with groups of people. Impact of family and social relationships plays an important part in one’s

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health and psychosocial well being. Parenting: Women need to invest quality time in raising children and install good values in their growing years. Good mom is important in order to help your children grow into confident and well-adjusted individuals. Give Unconditional Love, Put Yourself in Their Shoes, Develop Healthy Eating Habits From a Young Age, Have Family-Time. Remember to be good role models for your child as parents are the biggest role models for children. Time management: Working moms oftentimes find themselves stressed out by the challenge of managing a household, getting personally involved in parenting. Here are the ways to simplify the stressful stuff and make sure you have a little fun too - prioritize properly and plan accordingly, be smart about your schedule, prepare for your day the night before, plan your menu, get a routine and find your rhythm and so on. Fashion & Beauty: concentrate on fashion, hair, makeup, skincare, Lose Weight and more are some common problem that every woman seems to share is her constant battle with busy lifestyle. Eat healthy home cooked meals, Have at least one active hobby, drink plenty of water, Plan healthy vacations and so on. Health & Fitness: Learn why diet and exercise is important! Get into it, and stay into it - Make your healthy eating and physical activity. Boost your health and fitness with fun and practical ideas to help you get active and improve your all-round health.

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CHOOSING TO BREASTFEED

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BASIC FIRST AID

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Remedies for Deterioration of Bones

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Tips for healthy heart

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Pancha karma

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OVARIAN CYSTS

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Dry eye

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Transforming eye-pain to eye-pleasure

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A medicinal plant in your own yard

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Fasting-The Ultimate Remedy

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IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

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THE EXHILLIRATING BATH

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101 health tips

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Cancer the dreaded malady in India

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Depression

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WATER, WATER, WATER

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Family tips by Partha Bagchi

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HIDDEN HEALTH BENEFITS OF SEX

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DIABETES MELLITUS

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Neck Care

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Health news

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‹‹ For details contact Department of Gynaecology Vydehi Hospital Whitefield Bangalore – 66 Ph: 080-28413381/2/3/4

Child care

CHOOSING TO BREASTFEED

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reastfeeding gives babies the milk that’s meant for them. Other milks commonly given to babies are based on cow’s milk - or sometimes on milk from goats or the soya bean. Indeed this has to be altered for a new baby’s digestive system but, it can’t be the same as breast milk. Humans produce our own ‘species specific’ milk - the milk that has evolved to suit the growth and development of our own young. Other milk is different, and it can’t be as ideally suited to ours. Indeed, breastfeeding has special advantages, like protecting a baby from certain illnesses and conditions, bottle feeding carries risks that the baby may be affected by them. So breastfeed avoid unnecessary risk.

Mothers have breastfed their babies for some 30,000 generations. Now, for the first time, alternatives to breast milk are widely and cheaply available, but breastfeed is the best. Feeding your baby at the breast isn’t just a way of giving him a healthy, nourishing start in life. It’s a warm, loving and hugely enjoyable way to get close to him and for him to feel secure, safe and cared for. It gives your baby several health and developmental advantages, and has impacts on your own health.

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How breast milk differs from other milk The proportions of the ingredients in breast milk are different from those in other alternative milk for instance, there is about twice as much protein in cow’s milk as there is in breast milk. The ratio of the ingredients is very different, too - breast milk has a higher proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids, compared with alternative milk. There are many ingredients in breast milk that are not present at all in alternative milk, or are present in only tiny amounts. Breast milk contains immunoglobulins; phagocytes; T lymphocytes; enzymes such as lysozymes; and many other substances that help to protect the infant against infections, as well as cells, antibodies, hormones and other important constituents. Where manufacturers have added some constituents to some brands of alternative milk, they are not from human sources, so they cannot be identical. But even though we can be sure that the ingredients of breast milk are there in the right quantities for a baby - just as we can be sure that otter’s milk is right for baby otters, cat’s milk is right for kittens, and cow’s milk is perfect for calves - there is a further important difference. ‹‹ How breastfeeding protects a baby ªª Breast milk is a living fluid, changing and responding to the needs of the baby as he grows and develops. It contains important anti-infective ingredients that help the baby fight infection and disease and, most amazingly, it can make an instant response to infection by producing a whole new set of powerful immunoglobulins that boost the baby’s immune system by fighting off bacteria and viruses. ªª When the mother comes into contact with a disease-causing organism - as all of us do, every day - it enters her body via her respiratory system or her gastro-intestinal system. In response, the mucous membrane lining her lungs and her gut produce an immune response, which protects her and which also enters the bloodstream. The immunoglobulins thus produced travel to the breasts and enter the breast milk in a form that can be processed by the baby the next time he comes to the breast; so protecting him in the same way that his mother is protected.This is really important, since babies are born with very immature immune systems, and the actual and potential protection given by breast milk fills that immunity gap. ªª Babies fed on alternative milk are missing out on the protection offered by breast milk. In addition, great care must be taken when preparing their feeds and sterilizing bottles and teats, which can easily harbour bacteria if they’re not clean. It’s also why it makes sense for babies to be kept close to their mothers, especially in the early days and weeks, in order to make the most

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of this wonderful immune response. The protection breastfed babies receive Research with large numbers of babies in different environments, has shown that breastfed babies are less likely to suffer from: ÂÂ gastroenteritis ÂÂ respiratory infections ÂÂ ear infections ÂÂ urinary infections ÂÂ allergies ÂÂ asthma ÂÂ eczema From the study it could be concluded that it is something connected with the lives of breastfed babies or their parents that makes them healthier, rather than the fact that they’re breastfed. Many such studies have been done, and they show conclusively that it is breastfeeding that makes the difference, and nothing else,

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The more/the better The more breastfeeding, the better, some studies show that even one feed at the breast seems to give the baby some protection, it is worthwhile continuing for a longer time. There is no magic cutoff point for stopping breastfeeding - breast milk is always healthy and nourishing - and many mothers and babies carry on for a long time. In the West, many of the conditions, such as gastroenteritis or ear infections, that breastfeeding guards against are not normally life threatening, as they may be in the developing world. But it is always distressing for a baby to suffer from vomiting and diarrhoea, and it is very stressful to care for a miserable baby crying in pain from an ear infection, If they become really ill, babies may even have to be hospitalized as a result of these conditions, which is upsetting and disturbing for the whole family.

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General health ‹‹ Dr. Chalapathy Professor of General Surgery Vydehi Hospital Whitefield, Bangalore – 66 Ph: 080-28413381/2/3/4

BASIC FIRST AID

Every year many accidents occur. With some care, they can be prevented. In case an accident does happen, you can be of help if you know Basic First Aid. Read each of the following carefully. You will be able to give vital first aid if needed. Remember always to seek help from an adult IMMEDIATELY. Do not move the casualty unnecessarily. Keep him warm. Make adiagnosis, decide the treatment and treat. Remember the ABC of First Aid: See if his airways are clear, thathe is breathing, and his blood circulation is patent. ªª RESPIRATION: If it is failing, give artificial respiration - MOUTH to MOUTH or MOUTH to NOSE. ªª BLEEDING: Arrest the bleeding and protect the wound. Apply direct or indirect pressure. Cover with a dressing, apply a pad and firm bandage. Elevate, keep at rest. ªª FRACTURES: IMMOBILISE it with a well padded stiff support reaching the joints on either side. Apply bandages on either side of the site and at the joints on either side, support. ªª BURNS AND SCALDS: A bum is caused by dry heat and a scald by moist heat like steam, very hot water or oil. IMMEDIATELY cool the area with cold

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water-for 15 mins. till pain subsides. DO NOT break blisters, or apply anything on the bums. Cover with a sterile or cleaneloth, pad and bandage. Give fluids. NOSE BLEEDING: Sit him up facing the breeze with the head slightly forward. Ask him to breath through the mouth and NOT to blow his nose. Apply a cold compress over the nose. The soft part of the nose may be pinched close with the fingers for 10 mins. Cold application on the back of the neck and forehead may help. BEE STING: Do not press the bag (of the sting). Use foreceps and remove the sting. Apply cold or weak ammonia. ANIMAL BITES: Wash with soap and plenty of water. Loose bandage may be applied. Get quick medical aid. SNAKE BITES: Keep patient calm. Wash with plenty of water and soap. DO NOT RUB hard. First apply a constrictive bandage on the heart side of the bite. (Not to be applied continuously for more than 20 mins.). Do not incise or attempt to - suck the wound. Get aid quickly. Try to identify the snake. ªª FAINTING: Lay him down and loosen the clothing around chest and waist. Turn head to one side. The legs may be raised a little. DO NOT attempt to give any solids or liquids. On recovery a small quantity of a drink may be given and he may be allowed to sit up and move after rest. ªª GENERAL: If you are in doubt the treatment DO NOT DO anything. You may do more harm. These are only hints. To be a good FIRST AIDER you can do the first aid courses

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Remedies for Deterioration of Bones ‹‹

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Bone is not just a solid hunk of calcium; it’s living, growing tissue with a soft cone and a hardened framework of calcium phosphate. The inner-core, or marrow, produces our blood cells. And bones (along with teeth) act as a storage tank for more than 99% of the body’s calcium. As a Jiving organ, bone is constantly breaking down its older framework and replacing it. Formation outpaces destruction until about age

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that, bone destruction slowly overtakes formation, causing a net bone loss. For example, the hump on the back of the elderly (called the dowager’s hump because it occurs mostly in women) results from small bone fractures on the front of the vertebrae, usually upper ones. As the fractured edge of a vertebra compresses, the vertebrae above it shift forward, curving the spine. The spine’s tip forward results in a hump, or kyphosis (which means bent over). That’s why grandma hunches over like a person perennially searching for a dropped penny. As more vertebrae crack or collapse, the hump becomes more pronounced and painful, limiting activities as well; A person may have Jo crane her neck to look someone in the face, and breathing’s tougher because the new spinal position makes it harder for the lungs to expand. ªª Other common results of osteoporosis are fractures of the hip and wrists in a fall. Hip fractures -300.000 per year-are the most serious. About 24% of hip-fracture patients - and a third of elderly men with hip fractures - die within a year, often because they can’t regain mobility. ªª Women are particularly vulnerable: Their bone loss accelerates in the first few years after menopause as estrogen, which stimulates bone growth, declines. Small, thin-boned women are at greatest risk. ªª Other factors www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Remedy for Bone problem Consume foods which are high in calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is the major bone builder, but it needs vitamin D to do its job. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium that would otherwise flush out in our urine. Foods high in calcium include dairy products, tofu, sardines, salmon, turnips and leafy greens. Foods high in vitamin D: salmon, tuna and other saltwater fish, fortified milk, egg yolks, liver and fish oils. Sunlight stimulates the production of vitamin D in our skin. So get about five to 30 minutes of sun --without sunscreen - at least twice a week. (But don’t overdo it because too much sun raises the risk of skin cancer.)

Just like muscles, bones need exercise to stay healthy. Combining strength training and weight-bearing exercises (such as walking, jogging and dancing) helps prevent or slow progression of osteoporosis. Strength-train ing increases the tug of muscles on the bones, and weightbearing exercise also stresses bones, both of which keep them strong. ªª If you can’t get enough calcium from food or sunshine, take a daily supplement that includes 1,000 milligrams calcium and 400 I.U. (international units) of vitamin D. But don’t take it all at once: The body can only absorb 500 milligrams of calcium a day. Take the X-ray or scan of bones, ªª for women older than 65, and those with risk factors (like thinness, family history, history of fractures) to get one earlier. Because bone loss accelerates after menopause, doctors also advise getting a baseline bone scan, especially if you’re not planning to take estrogen, At the very least, discuss the test with your doctor. If you have osteopenia or osteoporosis discuss drug therapy with your doctor. Medications include biphosphonates (alendronate, riscdronate and ibandronate), raloxifene. ca lei ton in, teriparatide and estrogen/ hormone therapy. Biphosponates, the most widely used medication for osteoporosis increase bone mass and reduce the incidence of spine, hip and other fractures. But they have drawbacks: They’re tough to swallow and hard on the GI tract, leading to heart burn and gastric ulcers. Some meds can be given intravenously, but (hey can cause side effects such as flulike symptoms, muscle and joint pains and headaches. Protect yourself ªª from falls. Remove slippery area rugs, salt icy pathways; wear snow and ice traction cleats on your shoesand use a cane or walker if you need one.

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Healthy Food: Have a balanced diet. Eat fresh fruits, vegetables and starch foods such as whole grain, bread and rice to keep your heart healthy and fit Sedentary Lifestyle: Sedentary lifestyle is the cause of 3% of Coronary Heart Diseases and 11% of stroke related deaths worldwide. Stress Management: Regular practice of deep breathing, yoga and meditation is a key mantra to avoid stress and decrease the risk of heart attacks. Sleep Adequately: Lack of sleep worsens BP and Cholesterol which also raises the risk levels for heart related problems. 7 -9 hours sleep in night keeps your heart healthy. Control Anger: As per few health journals Anger & Stress can trigger the heart rhythms and potentially cause cardiac arrest. Drink plenty of water: Recent studies say that those who drink 4-5 lit. of water in a day are likely to have less chances of Heart attacks Routine Health Check up; Regular Health Checkups - Keep your Blood pressure, Cholesterol and TGs at normal levels, is important for a healthy heart Exercise: Regular exercises will strengthen the heart muscles and reduce the of Heart attacks Quit Smoking & Alcohol: Smoking reduces life expectancy by 15-25 years and consumption of I Alcohol can damage the heart muscles and may increase the blood pressure. Laughter Therapy: Laughter Therapy is indeed the best medicine for your heart. Laughing for just 15 min. daily can boost blood flow by 22% and prevents the thickening of Arteries Managing Work Schedules: Well planned and organized work schedules will help in reducing stress levels and improves quality of life Regular Medication: Timely and regular medication improves the quality of life and life expectancy. www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Ayur care Ayurveda is not a treatment; it is a way of life.

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Pancha karma Ayurvedic Treatment

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n Ayurveda, treatment means removing the root cause. Ayurvedic treatment does not mean suppressing the main symptoms and creating some new ones as side effects of the main treatment. It is to remove the root cause and give permanent relief. The treatment mainly comprises of powders, tablets, decoctions, medicated oils etc. prepared from natural herbs, plants and minerals. Because the medicines are from natural sources and not synthetic, they are accepted and assimilated in the body without creating any side effects and on the other hand, there may be some side benefits. Along with medicine, proper diet and living style is also advised. This is equally important. If we are taking a medicine to remove the root cause and at the same time we are taking some food, or following a life style, which is increasing the cause of disease, then we may not get well, or will be getting less relief. One part of Ayurveda deals only with maintaining

the health and staying away from diseases. The word, health here does not mean physical health, but also spiritual and mental health. Many of us may not have any physical problem but still may not be feeling happy, or comfortable. Problems like depression, anxiety, and nervousness, or insomnia from which most of us are suffering to some extent, are mainly originating due to sick mind and soul. Ayurveda helps us in understanding each individual at a very subtle personal level and giving a detailed description about diet, daily routine, lifestyle, actions and activities to be followed. It teaches how to live in society and in the universe without disturbing the natural balance. We tend to ignore that the human body does react to nature’s ever-changing moods and that human life is but only a link in the great web of Life. Medication today has been reduced to curative, or systemregulating medicines. Preventive medicine has hardly made much progress except for a handful of vaccines. Ayurveda, or ‘the knowledge of life’ will tell you that there’s much more to ‘medication’ than that. Ayurveda is based on sound observational concepts, which have stood the test of time for thousands of years. Ayurveda is an extension of the Atharva Veda, one of the early Vedic compositions dealing with science, art and philosophy. Charaka’s (the grand old man of medicine) treatise is the oldest known ayurvedic text. It is a holistic science, looking at all things, which make for a wholesome life, where life means the body, mind and spirit.

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What is Panchakarma? Panchakarma is the ancient system of Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapies designed to facilitate the removal of deep-rooted stresses and impurities in the physiology. ‘Pancha’ means five and ‘karma’ means activities. The five types of active treatments form the nucleus of Ayurvedic medicine, which endeavour to balance the bio-energies. According to Ayurveda, each individual is born with a unique genetic constitution known as prakriti.’ The unhygienic lifestyle, food, work, stress and other mental, physical and environmental factors may change this state of

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balance, leading to disease manifesting as external symptoms. Panchakarma is a unique experience that leaves the mind and body feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Our bodies are governed by their own unique rhythms and the rhythms of the environment such as weather patterns and seasonal changes. They also respond to what we put into them, and the situations and circumstances in which we live and work. Toxicity can come from our food, our relationships, and our environment, even from our own thought patterns. Over time, possibly many years, unless we consciously work to lessen those experiences there is a build up of toxicity at all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Many illnesses result from the build-up of toxins in the body that can impair the functioning of its natural defences, such as the lymph, circulatory, and immune systems. Panchakarma is the process, by which we can purify and lessen the degenerating influences of those experiences and toxic materials. It has to be said though that receiving or undergoing those therapies, or treatments will be more successful and effective, if consideration and thought is given to one’s life style generally. However, unlike other detoxification programs, panchakarma is a gentle process that achieves deep cleansing without discomfort, allowing the rejuvenating energies of the body to flow freely. It is recommended on a seasonal basis to maintain and promote well-being in healthy people, and when needed, to restore balance in those suffering illness. Our bodies have natural ways for removing toxins and Panchakarma treatments enhance its ability to do so. Some of the toxins accumulated in the body are water-soluble and so when we are advised to drink lots of water, this will keep cells hydrated and will provide the medium (water) for easy removal of water-soluble toxins via kidneys (urine) and skin (perspiration). However, some toxins need an oil based medium to break them down so that they can move to the gastrointestinal tract and the skin to be eliminated. Panchakarma works to provide this by using oils to suit a specific body type. By removing those toxins it allows the body to come into balance thus encouraging the body’s own rejuvenating and healing ability to do the rest. In order that the five actions are performed correctly it is vital that a qualified Ayurvedic doctor gives the treatment. “An inexperienced professional can do more harm than good.” People with various chronic, or acute medical problems, are prescribed a series of regular, specific, Panchakarma treatments in order to control their problems and rejuvenate the whole body. ¾¾ How is Panchakarma Carried Out? Panchakarma consists of three stages 1. Poorva-karma: This preparatory phase helps to clear the channels (srotas) of the toxic overload, and move the imbalanced bio-energy to its sites for

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elimination. Poorva-karma is designed to prepare the body for elimination of imbalances. It is in two pans ‘Snehana* or oleation and ‘Swedana’, heat treatment that is also used as an Ayurvedic massage; treatment. According to Ayurveda, pure herbalised oils are able to permeate the cells and i tissues and encourage the release of stored toxins. There are many different herbal oil blends used for Poorva-karma. It is an art and science in itself to be able to prepare and apply them for individual needs. Snehana: In Snehana, a generous application of different kinds of herbal oils is used to cover the entire body, after which massage is performed. Swedana: This is herbalised steam therapy. The heat of the steam helps to relieve tension and allows toxins that have been loosened beneath the skin to be “sweated out.” Cloth poultices packed with herbs, powders and oils cooked in milk are freshly packed and are steaming hot, when massaged on your body. This is a treatment that generally follows the full body massage. Excluding the head and neck areas, which contain delicate organs and centres, steamcontaining vapours of detoxifying and balancing herbs is given to the whole body. This helps the toxic impurities to easily leave the body. Thus, their elimination from the body becomes easier. It also, moisturizes and rehydrates the skin making it soft and smooth, adding to the benefits of massage. 2. Paschat-karma: This is the main Ayurvedic treatment method. It consists of: Vireka (Laxatives with ayurvedic oral

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preparations): The regular intake of oral laxatives at certain intervals, helps to revitalise digestion and metabolic processes. It helps to re¬establish the proper ‘Agni’—metabolic power, which is the primary factor in Ayurveda. Proper digestion and metabolism at every level of our body prevents toxic overload and revitalises body tissues and enhances our resistance to disease. Vamana (Emesis therapy) : Is the therapy, where carefully controlled vomiting is induced. It helps to clear chronic congestion form various parts of the body, particularly from the chest and abdomen. The stomach is a major site for Kapha in the physiology and cleansing of this area as it reduces ama (toxins). Nasya (Inhalations with ayurvedic medical preparations) : This process is used to cleanse all blocked sinuses and clear airways for proper breathing. When airways are blocked, breathing is difficult and this necessitates an extra amount of energy. To begin with, a vigorous head/neck massage is given and then herbalised oil is gently introduced in each nostril. The ‘Nasya’ therapy also helps to clear the mental pathways and improve clarity of the mind and emotion. Conditions such as anxiety, insomnia and headaches can also be relieved by the appropriate application of a Nasya. 3. Pradana-karma: This is the health maintenance programme. It includes herbo-mineral preparations, nutritional and life-style (stress relieving) advice, as well as advice on yoga and meditation.

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OVARIAN CYSTS

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Understanding Ovarian Cysts You have two ovaries, each about the size of a walnut. The ovaries contain thousands of immature eggs. Each egg is enclosed in a capsule called a follicle. Every / month, several follicles start to enlarge. One grows more rapidly and produces a mature egg. When you ovulate, the follicle releases the ripe egg, which then travels through the fallopian tube to the uterus. If the egg is not fertilized, the follicle, shrinks and disappears in 2-3 weeks. Then the cycle starts again. If this process is altered in some way, a cyst can grow. This booklet is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. 2 Only your doctor can diagnose and treat a medical problem. ¾¾ Common Types of Ovarian Cysts

No one knows exactly why cysts form. Usually they grow slowly, and they are rarely cancerous in women under 50. They can vary in size from as small as a pea to larger than a grapefruit. Many cause no symptoms at all. Often they are felt only during a pelvic exam. (Note; A Pap test screens for problems in the cervix, not in the ovaries.) The four most common types of ovarian cysts are functional cysts, dermoid cysts, endometriomas, and benign cystadenomas. ªªA functional cyst is the most common kind of cyst. It forms when a follicle does not release a mature egg or continues to grow after releasing the egg. Functional cysts usually occur on only one ovary, and shrink on their own in 1-3 months. Rarely, a cyst will twist or rupture, causing pain. ªªEndometrioma (“Chocolate” Cyst): Sometimes tissue similar to the lining of

If your health care provider has told you that you have an ovarian cystj know that you’re not alone. Many women get cysts on their ovaries during their childbearing years. A cyst is usually a fluid-filled sac, like small water balloon. These cysts are almost always harmless, and many go away on their own. Sometimes surgery is needed to treat a cyst, but in most cases the ovary does not have to be removed.

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the uterus (endometrium) grows and attaches to the outside of the ovary. This kind of cyst is often called a “chocolate” cyst because it contains old, dark-brown blood. These cysts can grow on one or both ovaries. They often cause pain, especially around menstruation or during sexual intercourse. Dermoid Cyst: Sometimes an unfertilized egg will start to grow into different kinds of tissue, such as fat, hair, and teeth. This kind of cyst is called a dermoid cyst. Dermoid cysts can grow on one or both ovaries. Usually they cause no symptoms. But if they leak or become twisted, they can cause severe pain. Benign Cystadenoma: If the capsule that surrounds the ovary grows, it can form a cystadenoma. These cysts can grow on one or both ovaries. Usually they cause no symptoms. But if they become large, they can press on organs near the ovaries, “causing pain. A cyst that pushes on the bladder can cause frequent urination. Sometimes these cysts rupture and bleed.

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Medical Evaluation and Treatment Your health care provider will carefully evaluate your cyst before deciding on the best treatment. He or she will do a pelvic exam to feel the cyst and ask about your medical history. You may also have tests to help determine the size and kind of cyst you have and to rule out other conditions, such as pregnancy. If you have a functional cyst, it can probably be treated medically. Other kinds of cysts usually require surgery. ¾¾ Your Pelvic Exam Your health care provider can usually feel a cyst during a pelvic exam. Often this is the first sign that you have a cyst. Your health care provider will gently feel your ovaries from inside the vagina. This helps reveal the size and kind of cyst you have, and whether there is a cyst on one or both ovaries.

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He or she may also insert one finger in your rectum (rectal exam) to better feel the cyst. ¾¾ Your Medical History You may also be asked questions such as the following to help diagnose your cyst: ÂÂ Have you ever had a cyst before? ÂÂ hat symptoms do you have, if any? When did you first notice them? When do they occur? ÂÂ Has your mother or a sister ever had a cyst? ÂÂ Have your recent periods been regular? ÂÂ Are you taking birth control pills (oral contraceptives)? Did you recently stop taking them? To feel your ovaries, your health care provider gently inserts two fingers into your vagina and presses against your abdomen with the other hand. Ultrasound : To confirm that you have a cyst and to help determine the size and kind, your health care provider may order an ultrasound. This is a painless, non-surgical test done in a medical office or lab. During the test, a small instrument called a transducer is placed in your vagina or on your abdomen. (For an abdominal ultrasound, you will be asked to drink extra fluids beforehand. A full bladder makes the ovaries and uterus easier to see.) The transducer passes harmless sound waves through your body. No radiation is involved. The sound waves are converted into a sonogram “picture” on a TV monitor. The picture tells your health care provider whether the cyst is filled with fluid or is solid tissue. During an ultrasound, sound waves passed through your body are converted into a picture on a TV screen. The picture helps determine the size and kind of cyst you have. Other Tests: Based on your pelvic exam and medical history, your age, and the results of an ultrasound, your health care provider may suggest other tests. These may include one or more of

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the following:  A pregnancy test if your periods have  An MRI or CT scan to get a picture of the not been regular shape and density of the cyst  A CA-125 blood test to assess the possibility of cancer, especially if you’re postmenopausal  Laparoscopy to view the cyst directly through a small incision in your abdomen ªª Medical Treatment: A functional cyst can usually be managed by watching it to see if it will go away on its own, or by taking birth control pills to help shrink the cyst and prevent future cysts. If you are already on birth control pills, you may have another kind of cyst. ªª Monitoring: Many functional cysts stop growing and shrink on their own after 1-3 menstrual cycles. Your health care provider may have you wait and come back for a followup visit in 4-6 weeks. If the cyst has gone away, you won’t need any treatment. Call your health care provider right away if you have any pain or abnormal bleeding between appointments. And be sure to have regular pelvic exams, as new cysts can develop. ªª Birth Control Pills: Your health care provider may have you take birth control pills. Birth control pills stop the follicles from developing and producing eggs. This helps give a functional cyst time to shrink, and prevents new cysts from forming. Taking birth control pills may not be right for some women, especially women who smoke or are over 40. Your health care provider will help you decide whether birth control pills are right for you. ªª Surgical Evaluation and Treatment: Some cysts can only be diagnosed and treated surgically. Often a cyst can be removed without removing the ovary. Your doctor may first look at the cyst through a small incision in your abdomen (laparoscopy) to diagnose the kind of cyst Some cysts can then be removed through this incision. Others cysts require open surgery (laparotomy). The cyst may be diagnosed and treated at the same time, or in separate procedures. Your health care provider will tell you what you need to do before you arrive at the surgery center, and what will happen during surgery. ªª Before Your Procedure: You will be asked not to eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery, You’ll probably check into the hospital on the day of surgery, f When you register, you will be required to sign a consent form. A nurse may start an IV (intravenous) line to give you medications and fluids during surgery. An anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist will talk with you about the medications you’ll be given to keep you comfortable. Just before surgery, you’ll be taken into the operating room. ªª Risk and complication: Your doctor will talk with you about the risks and possible complications of laparoscopy and laparotomy.

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They may include: ÂÂ Infection ÂÂ Bleeding, with a possible need for transfusion ÂÂ Damage to the bladder, bowel, or nearby nerves or blood vessels ÂÂ Side effects from anesthesia Laparoscopy: First your abdomen is inflated with a harmless gas to make the ovaries easier to see. Then your doctor makes a half-inch incision in or just below your navel and inserts a small, lighted instrument (laparoscope). The laparoscope allows your doctor to look closely at the ovaries. He or she may then remove the cyst by inserting surgical instruments through the laparoscope or through other tiny incisions. The tissue will be sent to a lab to confirm that the cyst is not cancerous. Laparoscopy usually takes 1-2 hours. Laparotomy: If your cyst cannot be removed with a laparoscope, your doctor will do a laparotomy. A 4”-5” incision is made in your abdomen, and surgical instruments are inserted. Your doctor may be able to remove the cyst without removing the ovary. Sometimes the ovary must be removed, but it is still possible to get pregnant with one ovary. The tissue will be sent to a lab to confirm that the cyst is not cancerous. Laparotomy usually takes 1-2 hours and may be done at the same time as laparoscopy, or at a later time

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Cissus quadrangularis L.

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Edible stemmed vine: Bone-setter

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Asthisamharaka, Asthishrunkala, Vajravalli

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Kannada

Mangaravalli

Telugu

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Malayalam

Chanamparanda (Changalam Parand)

Marathi

Nadena

It is called ‘Asthishrunkala1 in Sanskrit as it has got the property of setting fractured bones together. This is a scorpiod shrub found throughout India.

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BONE – SETTER (Mangaravalli) Though it is grown as an ornamental plant in many places its medicinal uses are not so well-known. This cactus climber is an essential element in papad making. This grows up to 15-20 feet climbing with a support on other plants. The green stem is fleshy and quadrilateral in its cross section. Nodes are there on stem with an internodal length of 2 inches. Each node has one small green leaf. Flowers blossom in July, triangular and biangular types are rarely found. ‹‹ Useful parts : Stem ¾¾ CHEMICAL COMPOSITION Plant contains two steroidal principles, calcium oxalate and carotene. Fresh plant contains ascorbic acid, vitamin C, triterpenoid and glucosides. ¾¾ MEDICINAL USES ªª While treating fracture, stem of this plant is crushed and its juice is used in bandaging. ªª Persons suffering from piles should drink the juice of this plant mixed with honey and the juice should be applied to the pile mass. ªª Applying the paste of this plant to the wounds helps in fast healing. ªª For skin diseases the patient should be made to drink 2 spoons of mangaravalli juice and should apply the same to the skin. ªª If there is burning micturition the patient should be made to drink the decoction made from powder of dried stem of the plant ‹‹RECIPE ¾¾ Chutney : Ingredients : Mangaravalli stem, Onion, Green chillies, Salt, Grated coconut, Mustard Wash and peel the mangaravalli stem and boil it in water for 5 minutes. Add all the ingredients and grind it to a fine paste, season it with mustard. Especially useful for patients suffering from cough and cold.

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Naturopathy

Fasting

Way to Good Health Fasting refers to complete abstinence from food for a short or long period for a specific purpose. The word is derived from the old English, ‘feastan’ which means to fast, observe, be strict. Fasting is nature’s oldest, most effective and yet least expensive method of treating disease. It is recognized as the cornerstone of natural healing. The practice of fasting is one of the most ancient customs. It is followed in almost every religion. The Mohammedan, the Buddhists, the Hindus and many others have their periods of strict fasting. The saints of medieval times laid great stress on this method. Fasting in disease was advocated by the school of natural philosopher, Ascleapius, more than two thousand years ago. Throughout medical history, it has been regarded as one of the most dependable curative methods. Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus and many other great authorities on medicine prescribed it. Many noted modern physicians have successfully employed this system of healing in the treatment of numerous diseases. The common cause of all diseases is the accumulation of waste and poisonous matter in the body which results from overeating. The majority of persons eat too much and follow sedentary occupations which do not permit sufficient and proper exercise for utilisation of this large quantity of food. This surplus over burdens the digestive and assimilative organs

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‹‹ Dr. Loren P Saldanha dr.lorenpsaldanha@gmail.com and clogs up the system with impurities or poisons. Digestion and elimination become slow and the functional activity of the whole system gets deranged. The onset of disease is merely the process of ridding the system of these impurities. Every disease can be healed by only one remedy – by doing just the opposite of what causes it, that is, by reducing the food intake or fasting. By depriving the body of food for a time, the organs of elimination such as the bowels, kidneys, skin and lungs are given opportunity to expel, unhampered, the overload of accumulated waste from the system. Thus, fasting is merely the process of purification and an effective and quick method of cure. It assists nature in her continuous effort to expel foreign matter and disease producing waste from the body, thereby correcting the faults of improper diet and wrong living. It also leads to regeneration of the blood as well as the repair and regeneration of the various tissues of the body. ¾¾ Duration The duration of the fast depends upon the age of the patient, the nature of the disease and the amount and type of drugs previously used. The duration is important, because long periods of fasting can be dangerous if undertaken without competent professional guidance. It is, therefore, advisable to undertake a series of short fasts of two to three days and gradually increase the duration of each succeeding fast by a day or so. The period, however, should not exceed a week of total fasting at a time. This will enable the chronically sick body to gradually and slowly eliminate toxic waste matter without seriously affecting the natural functioning of the body. A correct mode of living and a balanced diet after the fast will restore vigour and vitality to the individual. Fasting is highly beneficial in practically all kinds of stomach and intestinal disorders and in serious conditions of the kidneys and liver. It is a miracle cure for eczema and other skin diseases and offers the only hope of permanent cure in many cases. The various nervous disorders also respond favourably to this mode of treatment. Fasting should, however, not be restored to in every illness. In cases of diabetes, advanced stages of tuberculosis, and extreme cases of neurasthenia, long fasts will be harmful. In most cases, however , no harm will accrue to fasting patients, provided they take rest, and are under proper professional care.

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Methods The best, safest and most effective method of fasting is juice fasting. Although the old classic form of fasting was a pure water fast, most of the leading authorities on fasting today agree that juice fasting is far superior to a water fast. During fasting the body burns up and excretes huge amounts of accumulated wastes. We can help this cleansing process by drinking alkaline juice instead of water while fasting . Elimination of uric acid and other inorganic acids will be accelerated. And sugars in juices will strengthen the heart. Juice fasting is, therefore, the best form of fasting. “ Vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements in fresh, raw vegetable and fruit juices are extremely beneficial in normalising all the body processes. They supply essential elements for the body’s own healing activity and cell regeneration and thus speeding the recovery. All juices should be prepared from fresh fruit immediately before drinking. Canned or frozen juices should not be used. A precautionary measure which must be observed in all cases of fasting is the complete emptying of the bowels at the beginning of the fast by enema so that the patient is not bothered by gas or decomposing matter formed from the excrements remaining in the body. Enemas should be administered at least every alternate day during the fasting period. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible and should drink plain lukewarm water when thirsty. Fresh juices may be diluted with pure water. The total liquid intake should be approximately six to eight glasses. A lot of energy is spent during the fast in the process of eliminating accumulated poisons and toxic waste materials. It is, therefore, of utmost importance that the patients gets as much physical rest and mental relaxation as possible during the fast. In cases of fasts in which fruit juices are taken, especially when fresh grapes, oranges or grapefruit are used exclusively, the toxic wastes enter the blood – stream rapidly, resulting in an overload of toxic matter, which affects normal bodily functions. This often results in dizziness, followed by diarrhoea and vomiting. If this physical reaction persists, it is advisable to discontinue the fast and take cooked vegetables containing adequate roughage such as spinach and beets until the body functioning returns to normal. The overweight person finds it much easier to go without food. Loss of weight causes no fear and the patient’s attitude makes fasting almost a pleasure. The first day’s hunger pangs are perhaps the most difficult to bear. The craving for food will, however, gradually decrease as the fast progresses. Seriously sick persons have no desire for food and fasting comes naturally to them. The simples rule is to stop eating until the appetite returns or until one feels completely well. Only very simple exercises like short walks may be undertaken during the fast. A warm water or neutral bath may be taken during the period.

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Cold baths are not advisable. Sun and air baths should be taken daily. Fasting sometimes produces a state of sleeplessness which can be overcome by a warm tub bath, hot water bottles at the feet and by drinking one or two glasses of hot water. ¾¾ Benefits There are several benefit of fasting. During a long fast, the body feeds upon its reserves. Being deprived of needed nutrients, particularly of protein and fats, it will burn and digest its own tissues by the process of autolysis or self – digestion. But it will not do so indiscriminately. The body will first decompose and burn those cells and tissues which are diseased, damaged, aged or dead. The essential tissues and vital organs, the glands, the nervous system and the brain are not damaged or digested in fasting. Here lies the secret of the effectiveness of fasting as a curative and rejuvenative method. During fasting, the building of new and healthy cells are speeded up by the amino acids released from the diseased cells. The capacity of the eliminative organs, that is, lungs, liver, kidneys and the skin is greatly increased as they are relieved of the usual burden of digesting food and eliminating the resultant wastes. They are, therefore, able to quickly expel old accumulated wastes and toxins. Fasting affords a physiological rest to the digestive, assimilative and protective organs. As a result, the digestion of food and the utilisation of nutrients is greatly improved after fasting. The fast also exerts a normalising, stabilising and rejuvenating effect on all the vital physiological, nervous and mental functions. ¾¾ Breaking of Fast The success of the fast depends largely on how it is broken. This is the most significant phase. The main rules for breaking the fast are : do not overeat, eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly ; and take several days for the gradual change to the normal diet. If the transition to eating solid foods is carefully planned, there will be no discomfort or damage. The patient should also continue to take rest during the transition period. The right food after a fast is as important and decisive for proper results as the fast itself. www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Nisarga health care

IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME ¾¾

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? IBS is a very common condition. It describes a wide range of symptoms that vary from one person to another and can worse for some people than others. ¾¾ Take Plenty Of ÂÂ Nonalcoholic, Caffeine – free fluids ÂÂ Smaller meals ÂÂ High fiber foods (if constipation is a problem) ÂÂ Binding food (if diarrhea is a problem)

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Afflicting up to 20 percent of adults IBS is often characterizes by abnormal muscle contraction in the intestines, resulting in too little or too fluid in bowel. Symptoms vary from one person to another. Some people experience urgent diarrhea. Others experience Spastic colon, with alternating bouts of

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NISARGA HOSPITAL, Sirsi, UK district - 581401 Ph: 08384-226578/225414 Mob: 9986597396 physiokamalpatel@gmail.com diarrhea and constipation as well as abdominal pain, cramps, bloating, gas, and nausea after eating. Other symptoms include mucus in the stool and feelings of in complete evacuation after moving the bowels. There are no tests for IBS which is diagnosed by ruling out colitis, cancer and other diseases. Although it may be aggravated by food intolerance or allergies. It may be worsened by stress and emotion conflict. Various dietary factors can play a major role in exacerbating or calming IBS. A doctor may prescribe medications to quell abnormal muscle contractions and alleviate diarrhea. However, Self-care, Stress reduction and dietary medication are the mainstays of therapy. Recent research suggests that 78% of percent of IBS in patients were found due to bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine and antibiotics eliminated the disease in half of the patients who got rid of the overgrowth. ¾¾ Tracking your triggers The first step in learning to control IBS symptoms is recognizing the factors that may trigger symptoms. A diary that record IBS symptoms along with all foods and beverages indigested and stressful events can help pinpoint possible culprits. A woman should determine whether symptoms flare during times of her men strual cycle. When tracking IBS symptoms, iot down the nature and location of pain as well as the frequency and consistency of stools and any related problems as headaches. ¾¾ The 4R program for Treating IBS Luckaczer has encapsulated the key points of naturopathic care for IBS patients with his 4R program (9) designed to: ªª Remove pathogenic organisms, bacteria, yeasts, fungi, viruses, parasites or offending foods from the diet, with or without immunological evidence of their antigen city. Foods containing highly concentrated refined sugar should be eliminated since they slow gut peristalsis and cause atony of the duodenum and jejunum (9) ªª Replace deficiencies that affect bowel function. Hydrochloric acid, pancreatic enzymes, saccharidases, and other substances like bile salts are frequently by stress, food allergen exposure, and nutrient deficiencies, particularly of zinc (10) ªª Reinoculate with beneficial organisms to relieve symptoms and improve bowel function by `place holding` to prevent pathogens from establishing a presence. Beneficial organisms also produce antimicrobial substances that inhibit broad array of gram – positive and gram – negative pathogens

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Repair using nutritional factors that promore regeneration and healing of the gut mucosa, including glutamine, essential fatty acids, zinc, and pantothenic acid. Fish oils reduce mucosal injury and inflammation (12). Glutamine is helpful in most cases of IBS, serving as fuel for the enterocytes and regulating gut barrier function, immune inflammatory response, and gut antioxidant status (13). For symptoms of constipation Dietary fibre may help with constipation but tends to generate gas, stimulate contractions and make pain, bloating, flatulence and diarrhea worse. NICE clinical guideline 61 advises that fibre intake should be adjusted according to its effect and reduced if necessary. If you do increase your fibre intake, do so gradually, because any sudden increase may make symptoms worse. For symptoms of constipation only, you could try wholegrains, along with fruit and vegetable, Introducing no more than 1 extra portion over a 2 day period. Oats and golden linseeds are good sources of soluble fibre, which help to soften the stool and make it easier to pass: they may also help with symptoms of wind and bloating. Ensure a good fluid intake – at least 8 cups of non – caffeinated fluid a day. If you wish to try `probiotics` the notes under `symptoms of diarrhea` may be useful. For symptoms of diarrhoea Replace lost fluids by drinking plenty – at least 8 cups a day. Choose water or non caffeinated drinks – for example, herbal teas or sugar – free squash. Limit fizzy drinks. Try not to have alcohol every day and then have no more than 2 units a day. Restrict intake of caffeinated drinks (for example, tea, coffee or cola) to 3 cups a day. Limit insoluble fibre intake from wholegrain breads, bran, cereals, nuts and seeds (except golden linseeds) Avoid skin, pips and pith from fruit and vegetables. Limit fresh and dried fruit to 3 portions a day and fruit juice to 1 small glass a day. Remember to make up the recommended 5th day with vegetables. Limit intake of foods high in resistant starches (see box overleaf) Avoid sugar – free sweets (such as mints and gum) and food products containing sorbitol. Live `probiotic` yoghurts, supplements or fermented milk drinks: if you choose to try them you will need to take them daily for at least one month at the dose recommended by the manufacturer to see if they are likely to help.

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Monitor the effect on your symptoms. If a product does not appear effective, you could consider another brand as the types of bacteria used vary between products. ªª Diarrhoea may also be caused by a high intake of fatty foods. Avoid foods high in fat, such as chips, fast foods, burgers and sausages, crisps and cakes. Try low fat versions. ‹‹ Make changes according to you current symptoms ¾¾ For symptoms of wind and bloating ªª Limit fruit to 3 portions a day (including up to 1 portion of dried fruit if wanted) and fruit juice to 1 small glass a day. Remember to make up the recommended `5th day` with vegetables. ªª Try reducing your intake of resistant starches (see box below). ªª Oats and golden linseeds may also help with symptoms of wind and bloating. ªª If you wish to try `probiotics` the information under `symptoms of diarrhea` overlefeaf may be useful ‹‹ Dietary Modification Eat several small meals a day instead of large ones. This reduces the meal stimulated increase in bowel contractions and diarrhea. ªª Eat slowly Eating too quickly may increase swallowed air which promotes irritating intestinal gas. ªª Drink lots of water to maintain adequate fluid drink at least eight glasses of water ªª Avoid fatty foods. Because fat is the most difficult nutrient to digest ªª Watch your fibre intake. Whole grain products and other high fiber foods can pose problems for some IBS sufferers who have chronic diarrhea. If constipation is the predominant symptom, diet includes sample fresh fruits and vegetables whole grain breads and cereals, nuts and seeds. Insoluble fiber helps to bulk up stools and ease elimination relieving IBS associated constipation. ªª Avoid sugar alcohols. The sugar substitutes orbital, lactitol, mannitol and maltitol are used in variety of foods and can trigger IBS symptoms in some people. For others the lactose in dairy products and possibly fructose can people with IBS must learn to relax. It is common for stress to exacerbate irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, so it is important to make an effort to develop effective relaxation techniques, such as meditation, yoga and biofeedback. A psychotherapist or counselor can help you identity the stressors in your life and develop better methods of managing them exercise can be very therapeutic for people with IBS because it helps reduce stress, it can also normalize bowel function if constipation is a problem. ¾¾ Golden linseeds Can be added to foods such as breakfast cereal, yoghurts or soups. It necessary, take up to 1 tablespoon a day. Give your bowels a few days to adjust to the effect. Remember to wash down the linseeds with plenty of non-caffeinated fluid, and to drink up to 8 cups of fluid a day. www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Ayur focus

From my Diary

‹‹ Dr.Shubhankari P. Rao Shubha Ayurvedic centre, 3o/3 Patalamma temple street Basavangudi; Bangalore-56 Ph. 08026578620 Email: drshubhankariprao@gmail.com ªª

THE EXHILLIRATING BATH

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Teenager’s say bathing is a perfect stay awake and be alert therapy. It uplifts, energizes and brightens our entire day by giving an added healing dimension to it. Looking young, vibrant and healthy, bathing is a healing experience they add. A leisurely bath fans our metabolism , boosts immunity, relaxes tense muscles, irons out a creased brow, opens clogged pores, restores moisture to the tissues , strengthens and keeps you sexually fit . Spiritual seekers find promising results with a bath at a Psychophysical plane .It: provides deep relaxation, helps relieve stress, tension, and promotes restfulness during meditation they say...

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Sportspeople and professionals narrate their unique bath experience after conclusion of their body and mental taxing event .It gives total relaxation of tense and tired aching feet and leg muscles, eases tension in hands and wrists, helps relieve sport injuries, relieves athlete’s foot, corn, relaxes tense aching muscles, helps detoxify the body and stimulates natural circulation. Bathing is a great soother for skin ailments too .It Draws out impurities in the skin soothes skin irritation such as psoriasis, eczema, soothes itching, burning, smoothes and softens skin, encouraging the skin to renew itself helps scars to heal .Restores moisture balance of the skin relieves the itch in your body, helps ward of that tired feeling, burning sensation, thirst, and effects of bad deed get washed away. Charaka the ancient Ayurvedic healer calls the outer most layer of the skin as Udaka dhara means water holder. Ayurveda considers it crucial to maintain the skin moisture balance because it is essential part of overall skin health. A perfect balance reflects the inner radiance .Harsh cleansers strip the moisture from the skin and damage the delicate fibers that promote the reflection of the inner glow called as Prabha in Ayurveda. Cleansing agents should be alive so that they can enlighten and brighten the skin. Ideal formulations help the process of rejuvenating the skin so that during bath or cleaning process the skin can absorb adequate molecules of water into the cells. As we age there are lot of changes in the structure and functioning of the skin. The skin looses the ability to retain moisture and the wind bioenergy which is aggravated makes the tissue dry and vulnerable to even minor trauma. Using certain cleansing soaps may pose a threat to skin integrity because they not only remove dirt and debris but also remove the healthy layer. Ayurveda recommends application of Green

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gram flour mixed with milk, made into a paste in general for all skin types as a cleansing agent. Persons who bath with warm water mixed with Amla or who uses paste of Amla over the body and bath will never age rapidly and live long. ªª Temperature of water in a bath can create physiological and psychological changes ªª A hot water bath between 96F and 105F.on the body below the neck stimulates immune system increases circulation soothes nerves calms and relaxes the mind, Bath for 2 to 15 minutes help treat chronic Rheumatic manifestations in joints fibrous tissue muscles, muscles spasms ,colic in the stomach,intestines, gallbladder or urinary tract. ªª .Ayurveda prescribes hot water bath for disorders where Wind and Water bioenergy are imbalanced. However hot water baths above 101F puts a strain on the heart as it works to dilate blood vessels in order to cool the body . People suffering from heart disease or central nervous system need to avoid these temperatures . A word of caution --- pouring hot water on the head is not recommended as it leads to loss of strength ,hair and sight gradually ie vision impairment may be there. ªª Cold water bath 50F to 70F stimulates the metabolism.The feeling of exhilaration is achieved with the cold water because circulation becomes rapid in the body and cold water temperatures are used as metabolic stimulants for obesity and for atonic state. Cold showers reduce stress levels and create mental toughness. They wake both you and your muscles up during morning hours revitalizing body after work help cool down a sun burn and prevents it from penetrating to deeper layers of skin and can temporarily alleviate skin irritations , insect bites and minor skin allergies . .But be sure that your heart arteries and BP can stand the shock because of sudden drop of temperature as well as dilatation of blood vessels this temperature should be used for short periods not over 3 minutes Cold water should be used by healthiest of individuals and in diseased condition like bleeding disorders. Consult your physician if cold water bath can be helpful for your system. ªª Neutral bath or shower consists of temperature of the body normal surface .area 93F this can calm nervousness, emotional upsets, reduce joint swellings and cleanses the body. ¾¾ PERSONS NOT PRESCRIBED BATH

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Take care of your health

101 health tips

Guide to Healthy Life ‹‹

Partha Bagchi

Director Stammering cure center House # 145, 23rd cross, 12th main, Jayanagar 3rd Block East, Bangalore 11 Near to Jaya Nagar swimming pool Mob: 98860600037

These tips will increase your wellbeing and productivity by keeping you healthier and relaxed

This article deals with some essential health tips that will help you stay and feel better. Taking good care of your body and health will have positive effect on your life. 101 tips given will not only guide you to proper care of your body, but also will increase your knowledge and understanding of certain myths and research proven facts. The tips given here are the extracts of well-known and well-established research reports. Thus these tips will increase your wellbeing and productivity by keeping you healthier and relaxed. 1. To remove chemicals and pesticides from raw fruits & vegetables, soak them in a container filled with water and add 3 to 4 table spoon of baking soda. 2. Around 90% of bad breath is caused by bacteria on the tongue. So the best idea is to brush your tongue too while you brush your teeth. 3. Drink one to two glasses of warm water to awaken your senses & improve your digestion, 4. A recent British study proved that the group which ate atleast five servings of fruits & vegetables, their blood levels of vitamin C, lutein,

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potassium & beta carotene increased and as a result their diastolic & systolic blood pressure levels also dropped. 5. Take two glasses of water just one hour before & after your workouts to replace the fluid lost in your body 6. Get rid of all liver problems by taking a glass of warm water added with the juice of one lemon. 7. Reduce blood sugar levels to a reasonable level by using just half teaspoon of cinnamon powder. Experts recommend dropping some cinnamon sticks, after washing, while making tea or sprinkle some cinnamon powder on to your coffee. Even smelling it can be beneficial to beat sugar cravings. 8. What are the good sources of omega-3? Leafy green veggies (spinach, broccoli, kale) nuts (walnuts, Brazil nuts, flax hemp) oils (canola, flax) beans (lima, navy, pinto, soybeans) & fish (salmon, sardine, tuna, mackerel). 9. New developments in Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study reported that turmeric powder (haldi) prevents the formation of destructive plaque deposits in the brain. It breaks up existing plaques & reduces the development of Alzheimer’s disease. 10. Some of the healthy fat - foods like salmon, avocados & walnuts are good enough to lower cholesterol levels & they are as effective as medication. 11. Sprinkle lavender perfume in bed sheets & pillow covers. It promotes relaxation of the body & mind to get better sleep. 12. Papaya contains carpain, an enzyme said to be good for heart & also arginine which is essential for male fertility. 13. Dietary fibre is very vital for your health. But ensure that you increase it gradually & make sure to increase fluid intake. 14. Chew sugar-free chewing gums to prevent cavities since it destroys acids present in the mouth. 15. To prevent the problem of acne, try to eat a combination of high-fibre and low-fat diet. 16. It is not true that coconut oil raises cholesterol & heart attack risk. 17. Don’t eat fruits immediately after meals, it may result in flatulence. 18. Mangoes are a rich source of fibre & help in preventing colon cancer. It contains high iron, so is good for treatment of anaemia and specially helpful for women during pregnancy.

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19. Cabbage has anti-cancer properties & is very

handy to treat skin problems. 20. Walking just 30 minutes per day for women is a very easy way to increase overall bone density and prevent osteoporosis. 21. Soya products contain fat which are rich in polyunsaturated fat, called linoleic acid, that can lower blood cholesterol. 22. Musk-melon is a good source of vitamin C & acts by reducing body heat. 23. Overcome headache problems by doing deep breathing exercises and curb the intake of food items which are responsible to trigger headache. 24. To relieve heel pain soak your feet in warm salted water for, say 10 minutes, to loosen up the muscles & cure the pain. 25. Reduce your radio frequency exposure by decreasing the span of talking over mobile phone or using hands-free devices to keep it away from your head & body. 26. Always complete your antibiotic dose even if you are feeling well to prevent the infection from recurring. 27. Glycerine is an ideal way of fighting winter dryness. It has the power to trap moisture in the skin to make it soft & smooth. For getting better results use it after taking bath on moist skin so that the moisture remains locked throughout the day. 28. According to University of Pittsburgh study, 94% of couples who do the workout together can maintain the regularity of workout. 29. Drinking a glass of water before donating blood avoids dizziness and light headedness has been concluded by researchers at Ohio University. 30. Peanuts are a good source of mono-unsaturated fats, vitamin E, manganese and proteins can prevent the risk of colon cancer by 58%. 31. A refreshing cup of black tea relaxes arteries increases cardiovascular flexibility and smoothen the blood flow to the heart for atleast two hours, Japanese research reports. 32. Drink a glass of lemon juice in the early hours of the day for smoother skin. 33. To retain the vital vitamins in the vegetables while cooking, cut vegetables into bigger pieces. 34. Apply cucumber paste on your skin to cure

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sunburns and swelling. roasted cashew nuts to raise your mood since it contains magnesium and essential fatty acids. 36. Bananas have loads of potassium and iron, which have shown to increase mental alertness. 37. Drink a glass of warm milk every morning to cut down the risk of bowel cancer. 38. Drink 2-3 cups of black tea a day. It is a rich source of antioxidants to protect your body from the damaging effects of free radicals. 39. To control stomach pain, Ayurveda recommends taking banana with curd. 40. By taking a handful of roasted salt-free peanuts, get the daily requirement of foliate, copper and phosphorous. 41. According to different studies, the multiple benefits of eating fish outweigh any potential risk from pollutants. 42. Cashew nuts are rich sources of iron that is essential for functioning of red blood cells (RBC) and enzyme activity. 43. According to a study conducted by Wheelingjesuit University, US, a cinnamon sachet kept in the car helps you stay alert. 44. According to Temple University’s Joanna Maselko “Religious activity is emerging as a potential health promoting factor, especially among the elderly. Even elderly people aged 70 to 79 breathe easier after regularly going to church or other places of worship”. 45. Adding a few slices of ginger while making tea helps digestion, relieves nausea and boosts the immune system. It relieves the problem of cold, sore throat and flu. 46. To beat high blood pressure, banana is an ideal fruit, it has high potassium content and yet low in salt. 47. Nuts are extremely useful to decrease the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, reduce weight and control ageing. 48. To stop the frequency of hiccups, bend over at the waist and staying in that position drink a glass of water. 49. Mustard seeds contain omega -3 fatty acids, which are known to stabilize cholesterol and also magnesium and selenium - a cancer fighter,

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average 55 grams of trans fatty acid daily were twice more likely to face the risk of possible heart attack as those who ate the lowest quantity of 1.5 grams daily. In fact it takes years for trans fats to be flushed out from the body, 51. Having yoghurt (curd) helps reduce hydrogen sulphide, a compound that causes mouth odour. 52. Make a plan to eat a variety of nuts. One day you can take walnuts, next day almonds and the other day cashew. In this manner, you will get all the good fats and different micro-nutrients. 53. As per the survey of US Department of Agriculture guava ranks the top amongst the fruits richest in anti-oxidants and vitamin C than any other citrus fruits. 54. Reduce the intake of stimulants such as tea and coffee and depressants like alcohol to maintain a healthy liver. 55. High dose of vitamin C can minimize artery damage from free radicals and also control blood pressure. 56. If you eat plenty of greens, such as lettuce, turnip etc. which are rich in essential vitamins and minerals, acidity can be reduced. 57. The findings of the study by scientist at VU University Medical Centre, Netherlands, are that lower levels of vitamin D increase the gloomy outlook amongst older men and women. So go out into the sun and let your body make its own vitamin D. 58. If the nose is blocked, apply eucalyptus oil to the sides of the nose. 59. Theobromine found in chocolates is more effective in stopping persistent coughs than some leading medicines. 60. People who consult with the same physician for a longer time cut the risk of hospitalization and

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lower their health care expenses. The reason behind this is that he knows your constitution of the body and medical history. Not all medicines work for everybody. 61. Do not use hot water to wash your eyes and preserve your vision. Close your eyes and sprinkle cold water on your lids for a few minutes. 62. Change your tooth brush every 2-3 months when the bristles are worn out or bent for oral hygiene and proper dental care. It’s better to change it also after you have had a cold. 63. Take one spoon of tulsi juice mixed with honey on empty stomach every day. It reduces the risk of heart disease, chest pain and keeps cholesterol in check. 64. To relieve from cough, mix a pinch of salt and two pinches of turmeric powder to one glass of warm water and gargle. 65. Never brush your teeth immediately after meals, since the acid in the food can cause the tooth enamel to soften and brushing immediately can scratch the surface of the tooth. 66. Watermelon is a seasonal fruit. It is extremely good, since it contains 92% water, no fat or cholesterol and a good source of vitamin A. 67. A group study showed that eating garlic slows down 60% of plaque deposition in the heart. It also strengthens the immune system. 68. According to a recent research found by Donald K Layman Ph.D a Professor of nutrition at the University of Illinois - women can feel more energetic by increasing the amount of protein and by reducing the quantity of carbohydrate in their diet. 69. To treat prostate cancer (or even prevent) eat onion, apple and tea (rich sources of quercetin) which blocks the hormones that trigger the

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growth of prostate cancer cells.

70. Drink herbal teas like ginger or green tea which

can reduce acid-related symptoms. you are on your feet for a reasonably long time or wearing new pair of shoes, apply Vaseline to the parts of the feet which are prone to blisters. 72. Having a daily serving of citrus fruits like orange, lemon, mosambi will reduce the risk of mouth, throat and stomach cancer. 73. A recent study revealed that antioxidant chemical sulphorophane, found in broccoli, can protect human eye cells from the UV rays. Eat a minimum of 2 to 3 servings of broccoli per week. 74. Some good herbal sources for treating diarrhea are raspberry leaf, tea and lotus seeds. 75. As per study, two cups of coffee stimulates you to focus better. On the other hand four or more cups can cause a diminished ability to concentrate, 76. The findings of Pennsylvania State University: Having an appetizer in the form of different forms of vegetables soup has multiple benefits of lots of fibre in them, fills up the stomach and lessens the intake of main course. 77. A Japanese study has disclosed that by consuming 13 and more grams of unprocessed cocoa powder daily, for four consecutive weeks anyone can increase good cholesterol (HDL) and decrease bad cholesterol. They also pointed that intake of foods high in polyphenols, such as cocoa, tea, fruits and vegetables decreases the occurrence of blocked arteries. 78. According to the research conducted by the Academy of General Dentistry, US - vitamin C binds all our cells together. So it is essential for your skin also for the health of your gum tissue. 79. 11 minutes per day of stair-climbing claims to improve heart health and is the easiest way to burn 100 calories per day - University of South Carolina Aiken. 80. Get rid of backache problem by preparing a warm paste of turmeric (haldi) and ginger and applying it on to the affected area. Moreover, massaging eucalyptus oil is also beneficial. 81. Walking barefoot on clean ground tones the muscles of the soles of the foot and keep them young. The beauty of smooth skin lies in your diet which should consist of fresh fruits vegetables and whole grains. 82. University of Toronto revealed one research study that to pump up your creativity, inspire yourself to have fun. Volunteers were capable of solving puzzles after having positive and hopeful thoughts. 83. Some Chinese scientists of China Normal University have come out with a conclusion that pumpkin extract is a potential relief from diabetes and it could also reduce the dosage of insulin they are required to take. 84. While traveling, do some deep breathing exercise to fight stress, anxiety and keep yourself relaxed. 85. If you are an ardent book - lover, then it shields your brain from aging -opinion given by Baltimore’s Centre for occupational and Environmental Neurology, There are of the view that bookworms develop a brain power reservoir

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that protects one from aging and 50% less chances of attacked with Alzheimer’s disease. 86. Research at the Loma Linda University, US found that daily intake of 60ml pomegranate juice helps lessen 50% of brain degeneration. Even diabetics who drank about 60 ml of pomegranate juice everyday for three months kept their bodies from absorbing bad cholesterol and protected their arteries. 87. Taking adequate quantity of calcium along with vitamin D increases bone density and decrease possibility of fractures. 88. To remove the chances of liver damage, don’t take high doses of vitamin pills unless prescribed by a medical practitioner. 89. According to a study by University of California one hour of yoga done for eight weeks increases muscular strength and body flexibility. 90. Working out for 15 minutes a day may be effective cure for achy joints. Regular activity increases circulation and keep joints lubricated. For best results, try out 30 to 45 minutes work out in any form of physical activity. 91. When you use glasses or sunglasses, ensure you clean them daily to avoid oil from clogging the pores around your eyes and nose. 92. A common mistake people do while gyming is not to drink water unless really thirsty. You may be already on your way to dehydration, keep one water bottle handy. 93. Bitter gourd juice is a diuretic, it relieves the burning in the kidneys. 94. Your brain needs water to function at optimum level. So drink water at periodical intervals specially when you feel are stressed lethargic or need an instant mental boost. 95. Apply warm ginger paste with turmeric to the affected area two times a day to relieve from muscle strain. Pineapple has been known to strengthen bones and ward away cold. 96. Try to add more fibre to your diet. A high-fibre diet is known to flush out and improve the conditions of cholesterol. Never cook in extra virgin oil. Use it only for salad dressings and light sauteing. Pomace-olive olive oil is to be used for cooking instead. 97. Research revealed that jogging regularly particularly in the morning helps people to counteracts depression. 98. As per the study of University College, London: A good and refreshing cup of black tea has the effect of reducing stress levels and makes you feel relaxed. 99. To prevent constipation and control blood sugar, eat beans as regularly as possible. 100. According to the studies conducted by Columbia University, US, turmeric (haldi) used in curries helps to control diabetes and it reduces inflammation and heals wounds. 101. While selecting fruits and vegetables, buy fresh and normal or slightly smaller ones. As the size increases, their productivity (vitamins, minerals, etc. significantly decreases.

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As World Cancer Day, approaches on February 4, 2013, Indus Health Plus, India’s leading Preventive Health Care organization, through this article would like to spread awareness of cancer deaths and how prevention can help them to secure their lives.

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ancer is one of the leading causes of adult deaths worldwide. In India, around 5.55 lakhs people died of cancer in 2010, according to estimates published in The Lancet today, issue dated March 28, 2012. This is only half of the reported deaths due to cancer; the actual figures are estimated in excess of one million annually. About threequarters of Indians live in rural areas. Most deaths in India (and in most low-income or middle-income countries) occur at home and without medical attention. Thus, alternative methods to obtain information about cancer and other deaths are necessary. The Lancet study, led by Dr Prabhat Jha, the Director of the Centre for Global Health Research at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, in a collaboration with Indian national institutions and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), used a unique method of projecting cancer deaths for the whole of India based on the patterns of cancer mortality in 2000-2003 in a sample of households. Cancer mortality is a key measure of the cancer burden in a given country and provides an important basis for implementing public health preventive measures. Ms. Kanchan Naikawadi, Director Operations, Indus Health Plus says “What is alarming is that in the coming years, the absolute number of cancer deaths in India is

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Cancer the dreaded malady in India projected to increase because of population growth and increasing life expectancy. Rates of cancer deaths are expected to rise, particularly, from increases in the age-specific cancer risks of tobacco smoking, which increase the incidence of several types of cancer.” The study says, tobacco-related cancers represented around 42% of male and 18% of female cancer deaths. In men, two of the most common fatal cancers were oral (including lip and pharynx) and lung. In women, Cervical, stomach and breast cancers accounted for 41% of cancer deaths in rural and urban areas. Contrary to a commonlyheld perception, rates of cancer deaths were generally similar between the rural and

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urban areas of India. However, the cancer mortality rates varied greatly between the Indian states. Ms. Kanchan Naikawadi further says “Tobacco related cancer due to consumption of cigarettes; bidis and paan & gutkas are a cause of most cancer deaths in India. A bidi may be a great subject for an item song but it definitely isn’t a good thing when you light one. The small hand rolled cigarettes produce three times more carbon monoxide and nicotine and five times more tar than regular cigarettes.” It is a widely held belief that since bidis are inexpensive alternatives for cigarettes, it must be less harmful. In reality a bidi is as lethal as a cigarette if not more. The World Health Organisation report on Global Tobacco Epidemic (2008) reveals that bidi smokers have a three-fold higher risk of oral cancer compared with nonsmokers and are also at increased risk of lung, stomach and oesophageal cancer. Moreover the cancers of oral cavity, pharynx and oesophagus, together account for 75% of all tobacco related cancers. The menace of tobacco is a worldwide phenomenon, killing millions of people and affecting many more. In India itself 10 lakhs people die annually because of tobacco use which has prompted a cancer specialist from Tata Memorial Hospital, Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, to label tobacco as a weapon of mass destruction. The economic impact of smoking bidis is also significant. The poor man’s cigarette may cost him 2 to 8 rupees a pack, but eventually a habitual smoker pays much more than that. In spite of the Government of India spending 5% of the GDP in healthcare, huge out-of-pocket expenditures are incurred on medical bills, causing impoverishment among millions of people in India. Additional smoking has also been identified as the cause for 50% of tuberculosis deaths in India. Ms. Kanchan Naikawadi further says “The threats posed by the harmless little bidi isn’t limited to smoking only. Bidi manufacturing has become a cottage industry in India. Consequently lakhs of women and children who work with tobacco flakes on a regular basis to produce bidi are affected by high levels of cotinine in their Ms Kanchan Naikawadi bodily fluids exposing Director Operations them to severe health hazards that include heart diseases and cancers, Skin rash/infections, Abscess, Painful swelling of joints, Ear discharge and Lymphadenopathy”. Some cancer related statistics presented herewith gives us a sense of how serious is the

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spread of malady in India. Oral cancer is the most fatal cancer to kill men in India. According to a recent study on cancer mortality in India published in the Lancet, 45,800 people died of oral cancers in 2010. The report also revealed that oral cancers were leading cause of death in men in both rural and urban areas. A report by The New York Times reveals that India has the world’s highest incidence of oral cancers with 75,000 to 80,000 new cases every year. About 2,000 deaths every day are related to tobacco. Cervical cancer is the leading form of cancer that kills women in India. The latest study published in the Lancet reveals that 33,400 women died of cervical cancer in 2010, which represents 17.1% of the total cancer deaths in women the same year. Women who died of the disease were aged between 39 and 60. In 2010, cervical cancer was the leading fatal cancer in both rural and urban areas. Rural areas were marginally ahead in the fatality rate. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cancer of the cervix is the second most common cancer in women the world over, with 5,00,000 new cases and 2,50,000 deaths each year. Breast cancer is the third leading cause of cancer mortality among women in India. 19,900 or 10.2% of all cancer deaths in women in 2010 were breast cancer cases. The age for these women was reported to be 30 to 69. The risk of developing breast cancer in women increases with age. A woman in her 60s is far more likely to develop the disease than a woman in 20s. Women with a family history of breast cancer has 2 to 3 times greater risk of developing the disease. Worldwide, 21% of all breast cancer deaths occur because of alcohol use, overweight and obesity, and physical inactivity. In 2008, 76 lakhs people died of cancer, which constituted 13% of all deaths worldwide. The 5 most common types that kill men are cancers of lung, stomach, liver, colorectal and oesophagus; while those that kill women are cancers of breast, lung, stomach, colorectal and cervix. Up to 40% of all cancer deaths can be prevented by eliminating tobacco use, improving diets and physical activity, lowering alcohol consumption, eliminating workplace carcinogens and immunizing against Hepatitis B virus and human papillomavirus. (The above article has been written by Ms.Kanchan Naikawadi, Director – Operations, Indus Health Plus. Indus Health Plus facilitates high-end preventive health check-ups at affordable prices across India. Established in the year 2000, Indus was the first in the preventive healthcare category to popularize the use of CT scanning technology across a wider demography. Up to 70% of the check-ups depend upon the above mentioned technology, which detects the presence of lifestyle diseases like cardiovascular diseases (heart related diseases) in a non-invasive manner. Indus through its delivery partners in 22 cities across 44 centres has reached out to about 50 lakhs families, with more than 3.25 lakhs people availing the checkups). www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Don’t blame the person suffering from depression as lazy or stubborn. Depression is an illness. Get it treated

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What is depression? Depression is a state of mind in which a person experiences a persistently low mood. At times it can become severe enough to affect day to day functioning. ¾¾ How common is depression? Quite common. Fifteen to twenty persons in every hundred are affected by it One in four persons visiting a general physician with bodily complaints have underlying depression. ¾¾ How is depression diagnosed? On the basis of the duration and intensity of symptoms ¾¾ What are the typical features of depression? ÂÂ Low mood ÂÂ Reduced interest in activities that were

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earlier pleasurable Change inappetite/weight/sleep pattern Reduced activity level Repeated thoughts about dying Restless/agitated behaviour Indecisiveness Inability to carry out daily routines ¾¾ Who can develop depression? Anyone can. However, some people are more prone to becoming depressed than others. ªª Women are twice as likely to develop depression than men/This is especially true in younger women with little support ªª In men, the risk of depression increases as age advances. ªª The elderly are more prone to depression.This may be related to both physical causes as well as due to lack of support. ªª Severe medical illness is often associated with depression. Some medical conditions like thyroid dysfunction can first manifest as depression. ªª People who are separated or divorced and those who have no close relationship are more prone to depression. ªª People with a family history of depression may be more vulnerable to depression themselves ªª Some medicines, such as those used in treatment of hypertension, cancer or tuberculosis may produce depression as a side effect ¾¾ Does depression always manifest with a low mood? ªª Not necessarily. Some people may have bodily symptoms with no obvious physical basis. Headache, backache, tiredness are common symptoms.

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Depression in children manifests with behavioural problems, school refusal or even unexplained physical problems such as stomach aches or head aches. ¾¾ Social symptoms Neglect of family and friends, poor work efficiency, social withdrawal, becoming over dependent on others, alcohol and drug abuse may be symptoms of depression. ¾¾ Kinds of depression There are different kinds of depression. ªª Some people may have episodes of depression lasting for a few months, with complete normalcy in between. ªª Some may have episodes of depression during one episode and mania during another (bipolar depression, earlier known as manic depressive psychosis) ªª Some persons may be prone to chronic low-grade depression, and become more depressed following minor adversities (dysthymia). ¾¾ How should depression be treated? ªª Depression can cause a great deal of personal, interpersonal and social distress and affect the person’s occupational function. When it is persistent or severe the affected person cannot simply” snap out of it” ‘bounce back’or’increase self control’ ªª The depressed person needs professional help. ªª Severe depression, if not timely recognized and treated, can even lead to suicide. ¾¾ Treatments for depression  Medical treatment A variety of antidepressant treatments are available for treating depression. Severe depression can also respond to these drugs.ECT (eJectroshock therapy) is also a useful treatment for severe depression.  Psychological treatment Psychotherapy is also an effective way of treating the milder forms of depression, especially when it is related to stress, psychological and

interpersonal problems HOW THE FAMILY CAN HELP Family members are the first persons to identify unusual behaviour patterns of affected persons. Hence, their role is significant in: ªª Getting an early diagnosis with the help of a counseling center. ªª Following the directions of the Counselor. ªª Counsulting a psychiatrist ªª Admitting in de-addiction centre if required ªª Administering medicines, if any ªª Providing a calm and peaceful atmosphere. ªª Maintaining a schedule for rehabilitation ªª Treating the person with respectful firmness and love.

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In severe depression there may be hallucinations and delusions. In severe cases, the person may also feel hopeless and even attempt suicide. These days’ good and inexpensive medicines for mental illness are easily available. Contact a psychiatrist at the earliest According to World Health Report more than 121 million people suffer from depression

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Drink a glass of fresh pure water in the morning after washing your face immediately after getting up from the bed. It is very advantageous if you drink water stored in a clean copper vessel. Burning sensation while urinating can be remedied to a certain extent by consuming plenty of water. But it is much better to drink a cup of water mixed with the juice of half a lemon and one pinch of salt. Our organs need water, if they have to function well. Therefore we should drink seven to eight glasses of water per day. Boiled, cooled water is healthy, but refrigerated water is not. There is a tendency to drink ice-cold water during hot days. But this habit is not a healthy habit. All your nerves are activated by taking cold water bath in the morning. Cold water bath also helps detoxication. Hair grows well if you wash it in cold water. Dandruff also is prevented. You can be free from insomnia (sleeplessness) by taking cold water bath just before going to bed. But patients with heart problems should not take cold water bath. You feel quite active after a bath in warm water. But you should not use very hot water for bath. Those who cannot take cold water bath can go for warm water. Hot water should not be poured on the genitals as it leads to impotence. Take hot water bath only when it is necessary. But do not expose the body to cold winds after hot water bath. You can sleep well after hot water bath and get up oolite refreshed. Hot water bath is good for common cold. Burning in the eyes can also be remedied. But do not pour very hot water on the head. It is not a healthy habit to take bath frequently in the course of a day. Nor should you take bath when you are very tired or after taking food. Dab fore-head, temples and back of an epileptic patient with water, when he has suffered an attack, to bring him to consciousness. A cold pack on the forehead gives good relief to a patient suffering from high fever. Headache also can be brought down by this treatment. Cover the stomach with a fold of cloth soaked in cold water to get rid of biliousness, vomiting and churning in the stomach. Give hot water fomentation on the part of the body which has suffered a sprain or bruise and is swollen. Daily bath is a must to clean the body of all the dust and sweat sticking to it. We normally use soap or soap-nut powder (seegekayi) for this purpose. Instead of them, you can use the powder detailed below which is more beneficial than soap as it keeps the skin soft and glowing and also cures skin diseases. The body is kept cool and free from the bad odour of sweat.

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Family tips by Partha Bagchi ‹‹ Partha Bagchi Director, Stammering cure center House # 145, 23rd cross, 12th main, Jayanagar 3rd Block, East, Bangalore 11 Near to Jaya Nagar swimming pool Mob: 98860600037

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sour, add 4 cups of water. After half an hour pour the contents in cotton or muslin cloth and let the water drip. Add water further to get the desired consistency. ªª Green vegetables retain their fresh green colour if boiled with a spoon sugar in water. ªª Cut onions and dry a day before frying in order to fry faster using less oil. ªª Add a drop of milk while boiling cabbage or cauliflower in order to enrich its taste and retain its colour. ‹‹ PRACTICAL AND ECONOMICAL KITCHEN TIPS ªª Lemon juice can be preserved for longer by adding a little salt to it and refrigerating it. ªª Keep dried bitter gourd in the containers for pest-free and insect-free rice and pulses. ªª Freeze cubes out of the leftover syrup from canned fruits and use later in lemonades instead of sugar and ice. ªª De-odourise your refrigerator by placing inside it a paste of orange peels and a little water. ªª Open the cans of canned foods from the bottom end as the foods tend to settle down at the bottom. ‹‹ JEWELLERY CARE TIPS ªª Dip diamond ornaments in a warm dilute solution of any mild dishwashing detergent in water

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and clean them using a baby tooth brush. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. ªª Dip the diamond ornaments in a solution containing ammonia and water in the ratio 1 ;6 and clean them with a baby tooth brush. Rinse with warm water and pat dry to regain that spark in those lifeless stones. ªª Squirt some tooth paste onto the diamond ornaments and leave on for 10 minutes.Clean with a soft baby tooth brush and rinse properly till clean. ‹‹ Home tips The Maha Household Cleaning weekly timetable is as follows: ªª MONDAY : Decluttering ªª TUESDAY : Dusting ªª WEDNESDAY : Vacuuming ªª THURSDAY : Scrubbing ªª FRIDAY : Rearranging and organizing ªª SATURDAY : Laundering ªª SUNDAY : Decorating and relaxing

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‹‹ Dr Lohit Ayur Infertility & Sex Clinic # I 18/137,5th Main, 2nd Block, 3rd Stage, Opp, to 88 ‘A’ Last Bus Stop, Basaveshwaranagar, Bangalore-79 Phone : 080-23234969 Mobile : 9620496969 Email: drlohit@drlohit.com Website: www.drlohit.com

Sex is so good for your health. Getting it on is about more than pleasure. Good sexual health can improve your physical health. It certainly puts you in a positive frame of mind.

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improve your physical health. It certainly puts you in a positive frame of mind. Here are the Few Hidden Health Benefits of Sex 1. Sex Relieves Stress & Eases Depression Stress is a killer for both sexes. The health benefits of having sex to relieve stress and to ease depression have been proven. For men, their release calms them and sends happy chemicals to their brain. For women, absorbing semen works as a natural antidepressant and helps get rid of stress The Stress of an individual is reduced because the Endorphins and the Oxytocin are released during the Sex. These hormones are known as the feel-good

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ex is an essential part of everyone’s life. The importance of sex in one’s life is only judged by that individual. Some men and women consider it the great source of connection. Sex is not just something physical; sex is an emotional and the mental link that brings the partners closer to each other. Sex can do much more them make you feel closer to each other. Sex is so good for your health. Getting it on is about more than pleasure. Good sexual health can

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hormones. The feel-good hormones activate the pleasure in the Brain, this Hormones creates feeling of closeness, relaxation and vanishes the Depression. The soothing Hormones are released during the Orgasm. 2. Sound Sleep The Endorphins help to reduce the Stress and make the mind and body relaxes. The relaxed mind and body leads to the sound Sleep. During Orgasm, the Prolactin Hormone is released. The Prolactin level is higher when we sleep and this higher level creates the strong relationship between the 2 partners. The active Sex makes you more energized than sleepy. It charges the mind and the body. 3. Minimized Pain The release of Hormones after an Orgasm can reduce the annoying pains including Back pain or Head pain (the Female Migraine patients reports relief after Climaxing) The Endorphins are released during an Orgasm and these Endorphins resemble Morphine which helps in relieving the pain. The Sex helps to get relief from the Headaches and the pain of the body. 4. Protection from Cold The Sneezing, Wheezing or the Runny-Nose is not at all sexy but having Sex can protect you from Cold. People who have more Sex have the higher levels of an Antibody known as Immunoglobulin. These Antibodies help to fight against diseases and keep the body safe from Colds and Flu. It’s better to save your sick days and use them as Sex days. 5.Youthful Glow The people who were having Sex with their partners 4 times a week looked 7 to 12 years younger than their actual age. The regular Sex increases the level of Testosterone and Estrogen in the body which keeps the body looking young. Estrogen also helps in making Skin soft and Shiny Hair. 6. Lighter Periods When a Woman Orgasm, her Uterus contracts and it reduces the Cram-causing compounds of the Body. It increases the number of uterine contractions. The uterine contractionshelp to push out the Blood and the Tissues more quickly. This helps to end the period faster. Menstruating helps to decrease the risk for Endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which the uterine tissue grows outside of the Uterus, which causes the Pelvic pain and the pain during Sex. Sex is not at all seems to be appealing during your period but do not panic yourself. Try to lay down a dark-colored Towel and keep yourself busy with your

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partner, when you are lying down the flow will be lighter. 7. Burn of Calories The activity of Sex can burn the 85 to 250 Calories depending on the duration of the session. Sex lowers blood pressure, boosting cardio health, and reduces his risk of heart attack. Lovemaking improves strength, flexibility, and muscle tone. It might even might even protect against strokes. It is an exercise both for you and your partner. The Abs, Muscles, Butts and Thighs receive a good workout during the pushes of Sex. It is like having a Skip, Spin class and work up a Sweat in bed. 8. Sex Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk Sex is also the answer for a happier and healthier prostate. Men in their 20s can cut their chance of getting prostate cancer by 1/3 by ejaculating more than five times a week. But older men also benefit from frequent sex, as 21 or more orgasms a month are linked to a much lower prostate cancer risk. The more he climaxes, the less likely he is to develop prostate cancer. 9. Cuts Risk Of Breast Cancer & Gives Better Bladder Control Sex can help reduce the risk of breast cancer for women who have never given birth. A study showed that if a female increases the frequency of sex, she decreases the risks of breast cancer. Sex strengthens the pelvic floor muscles that control the flow of urine. Kegel exercises occur naturally during sex, giving women better bladder control. 10. Sex Boosts Confidence & Improves Intimacy Lovemaking of course builds and continues to improve intimacy. It alsoincreases desire. If one or the other partner does not have much sexual desire, you can see from the reasons above that the more sex you have, the more sex you will want to have. Women often want more intimacy and is it within her reach.A man’s oxytocin level matches a woman’s after his happy ending. Then you’ll both be more inclined to desire cuddle time. For some people, the more they feel loved, the more their self-esteem will inflate. Both parties, however, get a boost to their spirit. When things are great in bed, your confidence will increase “When things go well in bed, you feel more confident and powerful in other parts of your life.” This weaves its way into our lovemaking, making us more daring and uninhibited in our sexual endeavors. That, in turn, makes the mighty O even better and makes us want more sex

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Yoga

DIABETES MELLITUS Diabetes is a major global health problem. The World health organization estimates the diabetes, primarily type 2, affects 4% of the world’s adult population amounting to about 135 million people. If current trends continue they anticipate that number to essentially double, growing to 300 million people by 2025(122% growth) about 75% of whom will live in developing countries. India now has the largest population of diabetics internationally {19 million). India is also expected to show the highest increase in prevalence internationally by 2025(195% growth). India leads the world with largest number of diabetic subjects earning the dubious distinction of being termed diabetes capital of the world. According to diabetes Atlas 2006 published by the international diabetes federation, the number of people with diabetes in India currently around 40.9 million is expected to rise to 69.9 million by 2025 unless urgent preventive steps are taken. ¾¾ HOW TO PREVENT DIABETES MELLITUS? By practicing yoga and naturopathy principles, you would be able to control Diabetes mellitus, get relief from symptoms, prevent complications and lead a healthy life. ¾¾ STEPS TO PREVENT DIABETES ÂÂ Try to maintain normal weight ÂÂ Take healthy nutritious diet ÂÂ Stop alcohol consumption ÂÂ Say NO to smoking ÂÂ Have regular Health check ups ¾¾ Do you require regular physical and yogic exercises? YES ÂÂ It controls excessive blood sugar ÂÂ It increases insulin secretion & its proper utilization ÂÂ Easy method to control Diabetes mellitus ÂÂ It prevents cardiac problems ¾¾ Is there a diet to control diabetes mellitus? Yes ÂÂ Select all types of satwik food in small measures ÂÂ Do not stop eating food, long periods of fasting should be avoided ÂÂ Daily take food in time & in required quantity ¾¾ What type of food is good for diabetes mellitus? ÂÂ Rice, Ragi, chapatti, pulses, brown bread should be taken regularly in small quantity. ÂÂ Diet should include fruits, vegetables with high fiber content. ÂÂ Green leafy vegetables, bittergourd, ladies finger, brinjal, drumstick, curry leaves, soya bean, etc. ÂÂ Use less quantity of oil in cooking food, olive

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oil is preferable. | All sweet fruits like banana, chikoo (sapota), mango, grapes etc., should be taken in less quantity.  Use Butter, Creams, and Salt in less quantity. ¾¾ Nature cure treatments for Diabetes mellitus  Hydro therapy  Magneto therapy  Massage  Mud and Colortherapy  Acupuncture and Acupressure  Physiotherapy  Fasting ¾¾ Follow Natural Living Styles and Prevent Diseases ‹‹ Signs and symptoms: Type-1:- Excessive appetite Excessive thirst Polyuria Excessive weight loss Type-2:- Along with above symptoms there may be Retinopathy Delay in healing of wounds, Dry skin, Numbness or burning sensations in the feet ¾¾ Following are the yoga practices to control Diabetes Mellitus ªª Prayer Omkar-3 times ªª Sithilikarna vyayama (loosening exercises) ªª Suryanamaskars ªª Ardhakaticakrasan ªª Vakrasan ªª Ardhamatsyendrasan ªª Uttanapadasan ªª Pavanmuktasan ªª Sarvangasan ªª Dhanurasan ªª Sethubandhasan ªª Shavasan ªª Uddiyanabandha ªª Kapalabhati ªª Bhastrika ªª Nadishodana pranayama ªª Dhyana

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Neck Care Be Beautiful..... Naturally!!

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he neck is one of the neglected parts of the body. Many of us ignore to clean the neck while cleaning our face and this leads to accumulation of dirt that makes the skin on the neck dark. The neck region lacks sebaceous glands and it is the first area to show signs of ageing. Persistence of negligence will lead to early aging of the skin on neck. ¾¾ Causes of Darkening of Neck ªª Pigmentation ªª Dead cells clinging to the surface of your skin ªª Exposure to pollution ªª Neglecting neck care ªª Skin allergy caused by constant wearing of ornaments around your neck. ªª Using soap containing sulphur. ¾¾ Food to be Added ªª The most important remedy is to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Drink at least ten to twelve glass of water throughout the day. ªª Incorporate whole cereals, pulses, fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet. ªª Vitamin C can interrupt the process of melanin formation .Eat more tomatoes, oranges, lemons etc. ªª Red and yellow fruits and vegetables and dark green leafy vegetables like carrots, mango, red and yellow tomato, papaya, sweet potato, pumpkin, spinach etc. are good for skin. ªª Sprouts are great sources of essential enzymes, vitamin C and protein that help maintaining the proper functioning of body and thus contributing to skin health. ¾¾ External Application ªª Milk is an excellent cleanser as well as a good toner. ªª Applying aloe

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vera gel and also limejuice (at night) is good for reducing pigmentation. Apply a mixture of tomato juice and lemon juice in 3:1 ratio to your skin with the help of cotton ball. Wash it after twenty minutes with warm water. Mix some salt with lemon juice and turmeric powder and apply it on your neck. Mixture of fresh cream with cucumber and tomato juice is good to apply on your neckfor 15 minutes. Strawberries crush mixed with milk can be used as cleanser, which helps in removing dead cells and tightens your skin as strawberry contains good amount of antioxidants. Steam with the help of a towel by dipping it in hot water and wrapping around the neck for 2 minutes at a time, not only lightens the skin discoloration but also slightly melts the fat around your neck. (Note: Not to be used in persons with High blood pressureor Raised intraocular pressure.) Mix fenugreek juice with besan and apply on your neck, wash it off, after 15 -20 minutes. Mix multani mitti with rose water and apply it on your neck, wash it off, after 15 minutes. Avoid Avoid drinking tea, coffee etc.

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Avoid aerated drinks. Note: These tips should be followed along with Naturopathic Cleansing Treatments. Regular practice of yogic asanas,pranayama and neck exercises will give faster results.

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ELKEN LAUNCHES ELKEN BIO SAFE AND ELKEN BIO PURE ULTRA The first plasma detoxifier in the global market. Drinking water has never been so safe

Water is the single most precious commodity on earth. Millions of Indians are at risk of serious health issues due to water quality. With increasing demand of fresh food production pesticides and herbicides are being overused. We need to protect ourselves from the harmful effect of these chemicals. Elken International India Pvt Ltd a 100% subsidiary of Elken International, a Malaysian Multinational Direct Selling Company recently launched 2 products that are guaranteed to revolutionize the concept of safe water in the country and ensure food without contaminants. The *Elken Bio Safe Plasma Detoxifier* is the first of its kind in the global market today and is the safest, fastest and most effective sterilizer and detoxifier available.  The product uses only patented plasma technology and eliminates 99.9% of pesticides, bacteria, fungi and other contaminants within minutes. This product uses water instead of chemicals or ozone gas to decompose toxins. It can be used to sterilize both food and personal products such as baby pacifies and nursing bottles. The Elken Bio Pure Ultra* comes with a unique four stage ultra filtration system that not only filters harmful bacteria and fine particles but also harmful cysts, parasites and organic chemical contaminants. Available in a classic modern design the product is aesthetically pleasing and saves energy and money as it does not require electricity supply to function. Both products are the best in their category and will go a long way in protecting the user’s health. Elken is also present in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunie, Hongkong, Cambodia and Vietnam. A member of the Indian Direct Selling Association, Elken’s 2 main product categories are: high quality health food supplements and Home Appliances including unique domestic Reverse Osmosis and Ultra filtration water purification systems as well as Plasma Detoxifier.

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Indus Health Plus plans a major expansion Indus Health partners with Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru to offer specially designed Preventive Health Check-up Packages After establishing a strong foothold in Maharashtra, Goa, North Karnataka, M.P, Gujarat, and North India, Indus Health Plus, India’s leading preventive healthcare organization is now expanding its base in the South as well. Indus Health Plus has tied up with Vikram Hospitals, Bengaluru. This is the second tie-up for Indus Health Plus in Karnataka to cater to ever growing need of healthcare of the state. Indus Health Plus is proud to announce its collaboration with Vikram Hospital for offering Preventive Health Check-up facilities. Vikram Hospital is a state-of-art super specialty hospital located in the heart of city of  Bengaluru catering to Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Minimal Invasive Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Nephrology & Urology, Gastrointestinal and trauma care with dedicated team of specialists and well trained and qualified staff. Dr. Vikram, MD Vikram Hospitals Group says, “The number of people with lifestyle ailments is growing very rapidly in India and what is worse is that these ailments often manifest themselves late and during incurable stages. To prevent this number from rising further, preventive healthcare is the only viable solution and preventive health checkup is a must. Most lifestyle diseases are curable or in the least avoidable if detected in time. At Vikram change is always evolutionary not merely revolutionary. Tying up with INDUS is logical extension of Vikram’s commitment to the health

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Health news and wellbeing for the people of Karnataka.” He added “Although health checkups have been around for a long time, INDUS, for over a decade, have been pioneer in innovating health packages and promoting preventive health checkups to the masses. I am very pleased with our association with INDUS and I am confident that this will be a successful partnership.” On the occasion, Mr. Amol Naikawadi further said “Indus is one of the most trusted names in preventive healthcare in India. I’m certain that our association with Vikram Hospital Group will create a better milieu for prevention of lifestyle diseases and save lives from untimely death. The last twelve years saw Indus grow in the state of Maharashtra and spread across its length and breadth. In the next ten years we aspire to have a pan Indian presence and make Indus a household name in India. We have already taken bold steps in making that dream a reality. Indus is present in 9 states which include Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Gujarat, M.P, U.P, Haryana, and Delhi & NCR. Through preventive screening we have been able to save around 3.5 lakh families, because of timely detection. Therefore we have a modest ambition of reaching out to a million people in the next 5 years and thus create a more conducive environment for saving lives as well as unwanted health expenditure. We also wish to extend our reach from the present number of 29 cities to 50 cities in a couple of years.” Mr. Naikawadi also mentioned that prevention has become an issue of national importance as the Government too has recognized its life saving benefits and declared in this year’s annual budget a provision for saving tax on preventive health checkups. ¾¾ About Indus Health Plus Indus Health Plus, an ISO-9001:2008 certified company came into existence in the year 2000, to propagate the inherent benefits of preventive diagnostics and create awareness on preventive health check-ups with a goal to reduce mortality and risks related with lifestyle diseases. It provides high-end preventive health check-ups, at affordable prices across India. Indus, through its delivery partners in 29 cities, across 55 centres, has carried out more than 3.50 lakh check-ups. Indus offers a huge range of tests, with counseling and reports on the same day, at extremely lucrative discounts.

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Vydehi Institute of oncology

World Cancer Day 2013 On World Cancer Day 2013, Vydehi Institute of Oncology organized a seminar and guest lectures by Dr Shilin Shukla, the director of CGRI, Ahmedabad and Dr Arun Gere, Consultant, Nuclear Medicine and Pet CT Center, Dharamshila Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Delhi. Dr Kavitha welcomed the guests while the program auspiciously began with a prayer. The program was inaugurated by Dr M.S. Ganesh lighting the lamp. He stated that VIMS will be releasing newsletters every month and sending to other hospitals and medical services, as part of their cancer services. Dr GuruMurthy, inaugurated the first newsletter that explains the advanced treatment methods in oncology by opening it for the audience. Then Dr Shilin Shukla has delivered his enlightening speech on the new developments in Oncology. He discussed several things including the causes of cancer, genetic factors behind the cancer risk, and the need of proper treatment at the right time and the importance of precision medicine in cancer treatment. He opined that the common man’s perception towards radio therapy is negative but with obvious reason. Researches proved that 50 percent of patients who is prescribed to take the radio therapy treatment never came back to the hospital for further treatment because of this fear; only 20 percentages of people are taking up the treatment but they too leave it half way. It is only the remaining 25-30 percentages of people who complete the treatment successfully. He said the fear of radio therapy treatment is obvious because most people are terrified by hearing about the side effects. He opined that precision medicine is the best way to treat a cancer patient. Precision medicine has many advantages such as improved efficacy, reduced toxicity, and minimum ill consequences. It is the next iteration of personalized medicine. Surgical excision, hormone therapy, targeted therapy, cytotoxic drug therapy are different kind of treatment methods that come under precision medicine. He concluded the speech by saying that Oncology as a medical division has great future and it is the best way to treat cancer patients in present scenario. Dr Arun Gere gave a lecture at the program which discussed the advantages of PET CT scan and nuclear medicine. He explained about the positron emission tomography in depth and opined that PET CT is getting accepted in clinical practice slowly. The program concluded with an intercollegiate quiz and cultural program after the lectures. www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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Bangalore INDIA BIO 2013 to Boost International Collaborations

From left : I.S.N. Prasad, IAS - Principal Secretary, Dept. of Information Technology, Govt. of Karnataka, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw - Chairperson, Karnataka Vission Group on Biotechnology, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited and Shrikumar Suryanarayan - Chairman and Co-founder, Sea6 Energy Pvt. Ltd.; Director-General ABLE at the Curtain Raiser Press Briefing of Bangalore INDIA BIO 2013, today (29th Jan 2013). The event is scheduled from 4th-6th February 2013, at the Lalit Ashok, Kumara Krupa Road, Bangalore.

Over 20 countries set to participate at Bangalore INDIA BIO 2013 between 4th and 6th Feb, 2013. Meet to focus on ‘Biotech for a better tomorrow’

Bangalore INDIA BIO 2013India’s premier Biotech forum renowned for calibrating the pulse of the Biotechnology Industry will be held from February 4-6, 2013 at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore. The 3-day event will bring together global leaders from life sciences sector for a comprehensive overview of this rapidly changing industry. The 13th edition of Bangalore INDIA BIO will be inaugurated by Shri. Jagadish ShettarHon’ble Chief Minister, Govt.

of Karnataka. It will witness a gathering of over 800 delegates, renowned speakers from India & abroad and 100+ exhibitors from the best of Industry, Research Organizations, Academia, etc. The event promises to bring to the table an exciting line-up of activities relevant to a Global audience of Biotech professionals. The threeday conference features a robust programme including Multi-track conference with stimulating plenaries, lively panel discussions, inspiring workshops, International Tradeshow and Poster Exhibition, and Bio Excellence Awards. Bangalore INDIA BIO will have a large participation of International delegations from over 20 countries including Scotland, USA (Georgia), Canada

Red Cross Society to provide free treatment for poor At a time when quality healthcare is a distant dream to the poor with public health services inadequate and private hospitals beyond I their reach, Indian Red Cross. Society has stepped in to help at least a handful of the needy. The society has tied up with a private hospital to provide cashless treatment to those who cannot afford it. ‘What is important here is /that the patients will be considered for free, treatment even if they do not have

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(Alberta) & Australia (Victoria) and also from Atlanta, Missouri from USA, Germany, UAE, France, UK, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore and European and South East Asia countries which will give a further boost to crossborder partnerships. International MoU’s, Technical Tie-ups and Business collaborations agreements will be signed during the 3-day event between International Participants and the Indian Life Science fraternity. One of the highlight sessions at Bangalore INDIA BIO is The Fireside Chat - a high-profile discussion bringing together a strong line-up of peakers from leading life sciences companies like Biocon, Bio Century – USA, Novartis India Limited to discuss “India’s challenges in being preferred as the Global Biotech Hub”. The International Tradeshow at Bangalore INDIA BIO 2013 will present an excellent opportunity for the Biotech fraternity to explore new markets and broaden their partnership network. Over 100 organisations from various verticals of Life Sciences Industry like biopharmaceuticals, biosuppliers, bio-informatics, biomedical devices, etc. will be part of Exhibition along with leading R&D, Academia, States of India from across the globe. Bangalore INDIA BIO 2013 will help in leveraging new partnership opportunities for the participating organisations to schedule B2B meetings. For more information on Bangalore INDIA BIO 2013, visit http://www.bangaloreindiabio.in

Below Poverty Line cards issued by the government. “Through this collaboration with Sapthagiri Hospital on Hesarghatta Main Road, we will take forward our initiative to provide health for all. We are also exploring similar collaborations with other private hospitals,” said T.N. Ravi Kumar, member of the managing committee of the State branch of Indian Red Cross Society. He said patients approved by a committee from the society would be referred for treatment. In return, the society will provide free blood to the hospital. “More than 20 patients have ‘already availed themselves of this facility in the last one month. As per the MoU signed between us, the hospital will set aside four beds for patients; referred by Red Cross Society,” he said. The society can be contacted on 080-22264205.

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52 years old gives birth to a Child A rare incident and a medical miracle

A Child is born to a mother at the age of 52 years at Dr. Ramesh Hospital, Bangalore on 1/2/2013. This is a rare event in the field of medicine and could be considered a medical miracle. Many infertile couples visit Dr. Ramesh Hospital planning for pregnancy. However, this is a rare event as the mother is 52 years and the father is 65 years old. The couple (Mr. Krishnamurthy and Mrs. Dhanalakshmi), married for the past 21 years, belong to Challakere Taluk, ChitradurgaDistrict and come from a poor socio economic back ground. “Today, I feel proud as the couple is blessed with a healthy baby (male, wt-2.6 kg)”, Dr. Ramesh B. said. Mrs. Dhanalakshmi had attained menopause (Permanent menses had stopped due to age) one year back. A postmeopausal woman cannot produce her own eggs and become pregnant without any assistance. As the couple was insisting on having a child, the decision for IVF (test tube baby treatment) with donor’s egg was taken. She became pregnant in the very first cycle using donor’s eggs and her husband’s sperm, as the embryo formed was inserted into her womb. The receptivity of the uterus is generally not hampered with age and fortunately she conceived. We were happy when her pregnancy was confirmed on scan. Elderly pregnancy is a high risk pregnancy as the mother is at risk of developing hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus and she too developed it during pregnancy. But she was closely followed up and monitored at regular intervals and hence her BP, blood sugars were well controlled with medications. To our surprise, fetal growth also had been satisfactory. At the completion of 37 weeks (term), she was planned for cesarean section on 1/2/2013 and as per schedule she delivered a male child on 01-02-2013 at 9:30 am. Postoperatively, both the mother and the baby are in good condition and the entire family is very happy.

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First Stroke Patients in Florida Treated in UM Stem Cell Trial

The first two stroke patients have been enrolled in a phase 2 clinical trial of a revolutionary new treatment for ischemic stroke being conducted at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. The trial, using a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells, is the first intra-arterial stroke stem cell trial in the U.S., and the two UM/Jackson patients are the first in Florida to participate. Led by Dileep Yavagal, M.D., assistant professor of neurology and neurological surgery, the trial is examining the efficacy of  ALD401, derived from bone marrow, to repair and regenerate tissue following an ischemic event. James Anderson, a physical education teacher from Maine, is hopeful that participating in the double-blind study will help him recover more quickly. “Stroke is not an easy problem. I liked something that was progressive and I could be involved in.” Four days before Christmas, Anderson and his wife Barbara had just arrived in Naples to visit his mother-in-law when he suddenly grew very pale. Having run three miles the day before, they had no warning that he was having a major stroke. Anderson was given tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) at a West Coast hospital, but was soon airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital, a comprehensive stroke center, because of the severity of the stroke. That’s when Yavagal, who is also Director of Interventional Neurology at UHealth, visited the 58-year-old to explain the study. Once either tPA is administered to break up a blocked artery or a clot-removal procedure is performed, there are no approved therapies for persisting neurological disabilities seen in a significant number of stroke patients despite treatment and rehabilitation. Yavagal believes ALD-401, which is derived from ALDHbr cells isolated from bone marrow and is injected within weeks of a primary ischemic stroke, has the potential to be one. Manufactured by Aldagen, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cytomedix, Inc., ALD401 contains all cell types thought to repair and regenerate tissue following an ischemic event and offers multiple mechanisms of action. The middle school teacher’s wife, Barbara, said they discussed it with the family and she and James “felt it was right and a way to help others as well…. We really want to be in on the beginning of this so others can benefit.” Yavagal performed Anderson’s study procedure on January 11, making him the second person to be enrolled in the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital arm of the nationwide trial known as RECOVER-stroke. Approximately 100 patients in the U.S. will be enrolled and www.bangalorehealthtv.com

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randomized within the trial. About 60 of those patients will receive an intra-carotid infusion of stem cells, while the others will receive a placebo. None will know what they received until the trial’s end. Twenty patients are expected to be enrolled in the Miller School trial. Yavagal is a leader in research of the intra-arterial delivery of stem cells for stroke and has been funded for this research over the last four years. He works in close collaboration with Joshua M. Hare, M.D., Director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, to translate the promise of stem cells for stroke patients. He is on the national steering committee of the RECOVER-Stroke trial. With intra-arterial delivery, the cells are delivered directly to the brain via the carotid artery, avoiding their becoming trapped in the lungs and liver, which occurs when stem cells have been administered intravenously. Yavagal, who is also Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery and a faculty member of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, says this trial is “hugely significant” because of its delivery method. Despite the availability of tPA and clot-removal procedures, fewer than 40 percent of stroke patients regain their independence. Anderson was left paralyzed along his left side but can speak. The first person to be enrolled, a 60-year-old Hialeah man, is using a walker but has lost his speech for now. The study is blinded, so neither patient knows whether they received the stem cells or not. They will receive MRI and CT scans regularly to monitor their progress. An avid fisherman, Anderson instills exercise as a way of life to his students. For now, he’s receiving occupational and recreational therapy along with speech and physical therapy. He is hopeful that his rehabilitation and the stem cell treatment will decrease his recovery time, allowing him to return to his “regular life” sooner. Anderson says he finds encouragement from Yavagal. “I’m inspired by him whenever I see him and talk to him. He’s progressive and cares about people.” For Detail Contact : yavagal@med.miami.edu

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t all starts with our self awareness that enables us to stand tall in the crowd and examine the way we ‘see’ ourselves. It leads us to see beyond, listen beyond and act beyond in any environment. It makes us understand that we are responsible for our lives. It denotes the most basic habits of a successful people, the habit of proactivity. How will you develop this self-awareness? One excellent way to become more proactive is to look at where we focus our time and energy. We each have a wide range of concerns - our health, our career, our children, our social condition etc. We could separate those from things in which we have no particular or mental or emotional involvement by creating a circle of concern. As we start focus our attention at those things within our circle of concern, it becomes apparent that there are some things over which we have no real control and others that we own do something about. And as soon as we begin working on the things, we can do something about, the nature of our energy will flow in more positive way, enlarging, magnifying, causing our circle of influence to increase. Being proactive means you should take care to put all your efforts in the circle of influence. You should nurture your energy towards fulfilling your own ability. Your proactive approach that teaches you to see things in new light helps you to break the shackle of all your problems within the circle of influence.

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