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Aug30
Diabetes Overview
This blog is about the diabetes overview, which is under the category of diabetes care. Diabetes Reversal without medication; Affordable & complete diabetes treatment in Kochi; Consult dr.James Sebastian is the best diabetologist in kalamassery, Kochi

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it’s an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It’s also your brain’s main source of fuel. Diabetes is a common disease, but everyone needs individual diabetes care. The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But, no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems. Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes and gestational diabetes. Prediabetes occurs when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. And prediabetes is often the precursor of diabetes unless appropriate measures are taken to prevent progression. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy but may resolve after the baby is delivered. Careful diabetes care will reduce the risk of life-threatening complications and make our lifestyle better for a healthy life.


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Sep11
Belly fat
Are you worried about your Belly fat... Are you doing 1000's of abdominal crunches to reduce this stubborn fat and still not getting results...
I do get lot of questions to reduce belly fat...here are few tips that should be helpful
1. Start cleaning up your diet
2. Get rid of all types of sugars and processed foods
3. Increase your water intake
4. Consume lots of fiber in all meals
5. Optimal protein intake
6. Improve the quality of fat consumed in your diet
7. Get good stress free sleep
8. Practice body weight exercises or do strength training
9. Focus on core muscles activity
10- Most important - BE PATIENT - Belly fat is always a trouble spot that takes the longest to go , but if consistency in diet and workout is maintained, your will surely get slow permanant results
#nutrition#nourishvani#fitness#wellbeing#befit#exercise


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Jul16
BONE HEALTH
ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT YOUR BONE HEALTH
Lack of calcium and vitamin D are generally considered the cause of weak bone health and osteoporosis but POOR NUTRITION and lack of daily PHYSICAL EXERCISE also contributes to bone health.
Certain foods like calcium, vitamin d, and protein are good for your bones, but certain foods are better to avoid because they can enhance the bone calcium loss
A. Eat less SALT
Too much of salt (in form of processed foods, packaged foods) is harmful for skeleton as it leads to calcium loss
B. CARBONATED drinks-
Contains Phosphoric acid which increases the drain of calcium from bones.
C. Over dose of CAFFEINE -
Excess caffeine reduces the absorption of calcium from gut
D. Make a distance from SUGAR-
Excess sugar interferes with calcium absorption and drains phosphorus and other essential minerals that help in calcium absorption
E. Restrict ALCOHOL-
Too much alcohol reduces bone density and increases calcium excretion from body.
Even if you take alcohol occasionally, avoid mixing it with carbonated drinks
#nutrition#nourishvani#lifestyle#fitness#fit#strong#eatclean#exercise#workout#happy


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Dec05
Eat Greens And Be Young !!!!!
Eating vegetables provides health benefits people who eat more vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. Vegetables provide nutrients vital for health and maintenance of your body.
It contains ---
1. Potassium - help to maintain healthy blood pressure. Rich sources are sweet potatoes, white potatoes, white beans, tomato products (paste, sauce, and juice), beet greens, soybeans, lima beans, spinach, lentils, and kidney beans.

2. Dietary fiber - helps reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease. Fiber is important for proper bowel function. It helps reduce constipation and diverticulosis. Fiber-containing foods such as vegetables help provide a feeling of fullness with fewer calories.
3. Folate (folic acid) - helps the body form red blood cells. Women of childbearing age who may become pregnant should consume adequate folate from foods, and in addition 400 mcg of synthetic folic acid from fortified foods or supplements. This reduces the risk of neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly during fetal development.
4. Vitamin A - keeps eyes and skin healthy and helps to protect against infections
5. Vitamin C - helps heal cuts and wounds and keeps teeth and gums healthy. Vitamin C aids in iron absorption.

So friends, to be fresh and look young you need to eat fresh veggies...


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Dec20
Type 2 Diabetes care
Lifestyle Advise
1.Lose weight if you areoverweight
2. Exercise
3. Eat less salt
4. Stop smoking
5. Avoid alcohol
6. Follow your diabetes management plan
Diabetic Nephropathy complications & its symptoms
1.Swelling (edema), first in the feet and legs and later throughout your body.
2. Poor appetite.
3. Weightloss.
4. Weakness.
5. Anemia
6. Feeling tired or worn out.
7. Nauseaor vomiting.
8. Trouble sleeping.
9. Puffiness face with. Swelling of eyelids.


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May29
Adequate Sleep
ADEQUATE SLEEP
1-3 YEARS OLD 12-14 HOURS
3-5 YEARS OLD 11-13 HOURS
5-12 YEARS OLD 10-11 HOURS
12-18 YEARS OLD 8.5-10 HOURS
ABOVE 18 YEARS OLD 8 HOUR


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Apr09
OBESITY : HOW TO CONTROL WEIGHT AND STAY FIT
मित्रों आज मैं W.H.O. की रिपोर्ट देख रहा था जिसमें मोटापे के बारे में बहुत कुछ बताया गया था. तो सोचा कि आज इसी विषय पर आपसे चर्चा करी जाए और अपने विचार और अनुभवों को बांटा जाए.

मेरे पास अनेक ऐसे रोगी आते हैं जो मोटापे से परेशान हैं और इसके बारे में ज़्यादा से ज़्यादा जानना चाहते हैं और इससे मुक्ति पाना चाहते हैं. तो उनके जो जो प्रश्न होते हैं और इस दौरान जो चर्चा होती है वह आपकी जानकारी के लिए दी जा रही है.

1. मोटापा क्या है-

 मोटापा सम्पूर्ण विश्व में तेज़ी से फैलती हुई एक ऐसी समस्या है जिसे हर देश में एक न एक परिवार या उसका कोई एक सदस्य पीड़ित है. आंकड़े बताते हैं कि वर्ष 2008 में दुनिया के 9.8 प्रतिशत पुरुष और 13.8 प्रतिशत महिलाएँ मोटापे का शिकार थीं. दुनिया में मोटापे का संबंध आय से रहा है और अधिक आय वाले देशों में मोटापा अधिक बढ़ा है।

 वास्तव में देखा जाए तो यह एक बीमारी ही नहीं बल्कि हमारे शरीर द्वारा आधुनिकीकरण के कारण भाग दौड़ वाले जीवन में अनाप शनाप खाने के प्रति एक ऐसा सिग्नल दिया जाता है जिसे अगर सही समय पर कंट्रोल नहीं किया जाए तो यह किसी न किसी रूप में भयंकर बीमारियों में परिवर्तित हो सकता है. मोटापे के कारण ही पूरे विश्व में उच्च रक्तचाप यानी हाई बी.पी. , हार्ट की बीमारियों के कारण ऊंची मृत्यु दर हो गयी है.

2. मोटापे का क्या कारण होता है ?

 मोटापे का मुख्य कारण तो हम सभी जानते हैं और वो हैं अधिक खाना. इसके अलावा अगर भोजन की ली गयी मात्रा के अनुसार श्रम नहीं किया जाए तो भी एक्स्ट्रा चर्बी शरीर में इकठ्ठा होने लगती है और शरीर बेडौल हो जाता है.

 लेकिन आपको ये जानकार आश्चर्य होगा कि केवल अधिक खाना ही इसका एकमात्र कारण नहीं है.

 मोटापे के कई आंतरिक कारण भी होते हैं जैसे- शरीर की कार्यप्रणाली में असंतुलन, तंत्रिका तंत्र के कुछ विकार, हारमोनों के घटने या बढ़ने की अवस्था. कभी कभी ये भी देखने में आता है कि किसी किसी परिवार में नहीं यह समस्या पीढ़ी दर पीढ़ी चली आ रही होती है.

 वैज्ञानिकों ने पता लगा है कि ऐसा कुछ आनुवांशिक कारणों से भी होता है. अगर माता पिता में से कोई भी मोटापे से ग्रसित नहीं है तो अगली पीढ़ी में इसके होने की संभावना सिर्फ ७% होती है. वहीँ दूसरी और अगर माता पिता में से कोई एक मोटापे से पीड़ित है तो यह संभावना ४० % तक बढ़ जाती है और अगर माता पिता दोनों ही मोटे हैं तो यह संभावना ८०% तक हो जाती है.

3. मोटापे में शरीर के अन्दर क्या परिवर्तन होता है ?

 हाल में हुई रिसर्च से पता चला है कि शरीर में sympathetic नर्वस सिस्टम की क्रियाहीनता से चर्बी की मात्रा बढ़ने लगती है. हमारे शरीर में parasympathetic नर्वस सिस्टम नामक तंत्रिका तंत्र की एक प्रणाली होती है जो शरीर में ऊर्जा के इकठ्ठा होने और उसके खर्च होने पर कण्ट्रोल करता है.

 अगर इसके अंदर कोई गडबडी हो जाए तो शरीर में ऊर्जा का ज्यादा स्टोर होने लगता है और हम ज़्यादा खाने लगते हैं जिससे कुछ ही दिनों में भयंकर मोटापा हो जाता है.

4. अपने शरीर को छरहरा कैसे बनाये रखा जाए ?

शरीर को छरहरा बनाने के ७ तरीके-
१- पूरे दिन भर में मैंने क्या खाया ये लिखें
२- शरीर की ज़रूरत के अनुसार ही खाना खाएं. खाना खाते समय इस बात काध्यान रखें कि पेट पूरी तरह ना भर जाए बल्कि उसमें १०-२०% जगह बची हो.
३- फास्ट फ़ूड जैसे- चाउमीन ,बर्गर , पिज़्ज़ा, हॉट डॉग आदि के सेवन से बचें.
४- खाने के समय खाना छोटे बर्तनों में लेने की आदत डालें.
५- खाने को धीरे धीरे चबा कर खाए. ऐसा माना जाता है कि खाने के हर कौरे को अगर २० बार चबाया जाए तो उसके तत्वों का पूरा फायदा आपको मिल जाता है ; या यों कहिये कि अगर हर कौर को २० बार चबाया जाए तो वह पूरी तरह से आपके मुहं में घुल जाता है.
६- खाने का एक निश्चित समय रखें
७- प्रतिदिन कम से कम ४-५ किलोमीटर तेज़ी से चलने का अभ्यास बनाए रखें.

5. क्या इसका कोई प्राकृतिक इलाज़ भी है ?

जी हाँ अगर आप दवा नहीं खाना चाहते हैं तो आप ये करें-
 रिंग फिंगर( अनामिका अंगुली) को मोडकर उसके ऊपरी नाखून वाले भाग को अंगूठे के जड पर प्रेशर डालें और अंगूठा मोडकर अनामिका पर दबाव -हल्का बनाये रखें और बाकी अंगुलियों को अपने सीध में रखें। इस तरह जो मुद्रा बनती है उसे सूर्य मुद्रा कहते हैं। यह मुद्रा शारीरिक मोटापा घटाने में बहुत सहायक होता है। जो लोग मोटापे से परेशान हैं, इस मुद्रा का प्रयोग कर असर देख सकते हैं। मैंने कई मरीजों को ये बताया है और इससे उन्हें फायदा हुआ है.

6. मोटापा कम करने के लिए क्या क्या खाएं-

 भोजन में गेहूं के आटे की चपाती लेना बन्द करके जौ-चने के आटे की रोटी लेना शुरू कर दें। इसका अनुपात है 10 किलो चना व 2 किलो जौ।
 भोजन मे ज्यादा रेशे वाले पदार्थ शामिल करें। हरी सब्जियों ,फलों में अधिक रेशा होता है।
 पत्ता गोभी में चर्बी घटाने के गुण होते हैं। इससे शरीर का मेटाबोलिज्म ताकतवर बनता है।
 चाय में पोदिना डालकर पीने से मोटापा कम होता है।
 रोजाना कच्चा टमाटर, नमक और प्याज साथ खाने से मोटापा कम होने लगता है।

7. क्या कोई आयुर्वेदिक औषधि भी है-

बिलकुल हैं ! प्राचीन काल से ही बहुत सी अनमोल औषधियां थीं जिन्‍हें नित्‍य प्रयोग मे लाकर शरीर को सुडौल व छरहरा बनाये रखा जाता था. आप भी इनका ध्यान से सेवन करें-

 पिपली का चूर्ण दो बार शहद में मिलाकर सेवन करने से मोटापा कम होता है पिपली सेवन के एक घंटे बाद तक कुछ न सेवन करें तो ज्यादा अच्छा है |

 १ चम्मच शहद आधा चम्मच नींबू का रस गरम जल में मिलाकर लेते रहने से शरीर की अतिरिक्त चर्बी नष्ट होती है। यह दिन में 3 बार लेना चाहिए।

 पुदीना रस एक चम्मच 2 चम्मच शहद में मिलाकर लेते रहने से मोटापा कम होता है।

 मोटापा घटाने के लिए सात दिन में एक दिन व्रत जरुर रखें और सिर्फ फलों का ही सेवन करें।

8. क्या कोई रिसर्च भी ऐसी घरेलू चीजों पर हुई है

 हाँ; ब्रिटेन में हुए एक शोध में सिद्ध हो गया है कि लाल मिर्च शरीर में व्याप्त अवांछित कैलोरी जलाने एवं मोटापा घटाने में मददगार साबित हो सकता है।

9. क्या कोई आसन भी है जिससे मैं अपना मोटापा कम कर सकूँ-

बिलकुल है ; आप सुबह उठकर शौच से निवृत्त होने के बाद निम्नलिखित आसनों का अभ्यास करें

 भुजंगासन, शलभासन, उत्तानपादासन, सर्वागासऩ, हलासन, सूर्य नमस्कार। इनमें शुरू के पाँच आसनों में 2-2 मिनट और सूर्य नमस्कार पांच बार करें तो पांच मिनट यानी कुल 15 मिनट लगेंगे।

तो मित्रों अगर आप या आपका कोई परिचित मोटापे से परेशान है तो इन उपायों से लाभ उठा सकते हैं. इन सभी उपायों से सैकड़ों रोगियों ने लाभ उठा कर हमें बताया है !!

और अगर आपके पास भी कोई ऐसा उपाय है तो उसे बताएं जिससे ज़्यादा से ज्यादा लोगों तक पहुंचाया जा सके.

सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ॥

धन्यवाद !!!!

आपका अपना,
डॉ.स्वास्तिक

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Mar01
how to get beautiful n glowing skin
HOW TO GET BEAUTIFUL AND GLOWING SKIN
How Water Benefits Your Skin

Few things are as good as water for keeping your skin in shape.

Water keeps skin hydrated, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It helps cells take up nutrients and purge toxins. And water improves circulation and blood flow, keeping your skin glowing.

Selenium for Your Skin

Selenium is a trace mineral that may help protect skin cells from free radical damage. It may also play a role in skin cancer prevention.

Excellent sources of selenium include Brazil nuts, button mushrooms and whole-wheat pasta

CoQ10: Coenzyme Q10

CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant made naturally in your body. However, its production decreases with aging. CoQ10 protects skin and other body cells from the damage caused by free radicals. It's also involved in energy production and basic functioning of cells. Low levels of this antioxidant are found in many age-related illnesses. When used topically, it is reported to improve the appearance of wrinkles and the signs of aging.
Rich sources of CoQ10 include fish (such as salmon and tuna), poultry, organ meats (such as liver), and whole grains.

Antioxidants for Healthy Cells

Antioxidants prevent or slow the damage done to cells by free radicals. This damage contributes to signs of aging, such as wrinkles and dry skin.
Antioxidants can be found in all kinds of foods, especially colorful fruits and vegetables such as berries, tomatoes, apricots, beets, squash, spinach, sweet potato, tangerines, peppers, and beans

Vitamin A for Skin Repair

Want to steer clear of dry, flaky skin? Grab an orange, a carrot,and papaya. These fruits and vegetables are loaded with vitamin A. Applying vitamin A to the skin appears to improve signs of aging, such as wrinkles. Topical and oral forms of vitamin A are common prescription treatments for acne and other skin conditions, including wrinkles. Other sources of vitamin A include leafy greens, eggs, and low-fat dairy

Vitamin C: Power Over the sun

Vitamin C helps protect skin from the sun. It also helps undo damage done by free radicals, which destroy skin-firming fibers such as collagen and elastin.

Excellent sources of vitamin C include red bell peppers,guava, indian gooseberry(amla) citrus fruits, papaya, kiwi, broccoli, greens, and brussels sprouts.

Vitamin E is another antioxidant that may help shield your skin from damage done by the sun. Vitamin E is also an anti-inflammatory and immunity enhancer.

Vitamin E is found in vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, olives, spinach, asparagus, olives, and leafy greens in small amounts.

Essential Fatty Acids for Your Skin

Essential fatty acids such as omega-3s and omega-6s help produce your skin's natural oil barrier, keeping dry skin and blemishes at bay. EFAs are necessary fats that help leave skin smoother and younger-looking.

Good sources of essential fatty acids include olive and canola oils, flax, walnuts, and coldwater fish such as salmon, sardines, and mackerel

Healthy Oils for Healthy Skin

Some oils pack more than essential fatty acids. Good-quality oils like extra virgin olive oil and cold- or expeller-pressed oil are more simply processed than many commercial oils, and so they may help retain more skin-boosting nutrients.
These oils may also help lubricate skin and keep it looking and feeling healthy

Green Tea: Antioxidant Powerhouse

Green tea may be the closest thing to a magic elixir that nature can offer for your skin. Green tea helps to stop inflammation, slow DNA damage, and can help prevent the sun from burning your skin.


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Feb28
diabetes and depression
DIABETES AND DEPRESSION

These two diseases can relate to each other in some patients due to following reasons:

The rigors of managing diabetes can be stressful and lead to symptoms of depression.

Diabetes can cause complications and health problems that may worsen symptoms of depression.

Depression can lead to poor lifestyle decisions, such as unhealthy eating, less exercise, smoking and weight gain all of which are risk factors for diabetes.

Depression affects your ability to perform tasks, communicate and think clearly. This can interfere with your ability to successfully manage diabetes.

Managing the two conditions together

Diabetes self-management programs. Diabetes programs that focus on behavior have been successful in helping people improve their metabolic control, increase fitness levels, and manage weight loss and other cardiovascular disease risk factors. They can also help improve your sense of well-being and quality of life.

Psychotherapy. Similarly, participants in psychotherapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, have reported improvements in depression, which has resulted in better diabetes management.

Medications and lifestyle changes. Medications for both diabetes and depression and lifestyle changes, including different types of therapy coupled with regular exercise, can improve both conditions
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If you have diabetes, watch for signs and symptoms of depression, such as loss of interest in normal activities, feelings of sadness or hopelessness, and unexplained physical problems like back pain or headaches.

If you think you might be depressed, seek help right away. Your doctor or diabetes educator can refer you to a mental health professional.


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Jan02
Dry skin remedies ....
Tips to soothe dry skin:Got dry skin? There are many things you can do to make it smooth and supple.
In many cases, all it takes is making a few adjustments to your daily skin care routine.Here are our recommendations:

Oil therapy: Rub on some olive, almond or coconut oil and massage lightly on to your hands, legs and the rest of your body before heading for a shower. Heat the oil and then apply. Post shower, use a light moisturizer / sunscreen.
Scoop some milk cream: Milk cream makes for a very good moisturizer. Mix a few drops of lime, a teaspoon of milk and two teaspoon of milk cream and rub onto your hands and legs. Leave it on for a while before you head for a shower.
Curd : Curd makes for an excellent skin hydrant, and its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties will help soothes your dry, itchy skin. Apply curd just as it is or mix it with some honey and a few drops of lime. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes before you wash it off. It is sure to do wonders for your skin.
Honey: Honey helps lock in moisture, has antioxidant and anti-microbial properties, which makes it a sought after ingredient in many over-the-counter skincare products. Why shell out money on those, when you can buy yourself a bottle of honey (which is cheaper) and use it to treat your skin. Lightly heat 2 tsp. of honey any apply it onto your skin , while warm. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and then wash it off.
Aloe vera: After bath, slice a piece of aloe, squeeze all the gel out and apply onto your face, hands or legs. It will not only moisturise your skin, it will also form a protective layer that will keep impurities from entering your pores. Although aloe is a good skin hydrant, it can leave your skin feeling tight.
Milk: In 4 tsp. of raw milk add a few drops of rose water/ lime and rub it all over your body and wash with cold water. Do this twice a day. And your skin will feel baby soft.
Vitamin-E : Take Vitamin-E capsules( 2 capsules) squeeze out the oil, mix a few drops of lime juice and apply all over your body. Take a shower and feel the difference.
Glycerine: Glycerine helps absorb and retain moisture . Mix a teaspoon of glycerine with a few drops of lime and massage onto your skin. Leave it on for a few minutes before you wash it off.
Coconut milk: Coconut milk not only reduces skin dryness, but also helps combat dark spots and blemishes. Rub it onto your face and body, and leave it overnight. Make sure to spread out an old bed-sheet and pillow cover.
Scrub: Use a body scrub that isnt very rough on your skin (apricot or walnut) and scrub your body at least once a week.
Do not use any exfoliator until your dry skin heals a little, else it gets worse!
And yes, do drink enough water to keep your skin hydrated.
Avoid scratching: which damages the skin. If itching is a problem, try the following:
Keep the itchy area well moisturized. Dry skin may make itching worse.
Try an oatmeal bath to help relieve itching.
Wrap 1 cup of oatmeal in a cotton cloth and boil as you would to cook it. Use this as a sponge and bathe in tepid water without soap.
Try a nonprescription 1% hydrocortisone cream for small itchy areas.
Use the cream very sparingly on the face or genitals.
If itching is severe, your doctor may prescribe a stronger cream.
If you are using this cream for larger areas like your arms or legs, you may want to mix some of this cream with a moisturizer before putting it on your skin.
Try a nonprescription oral antihishamine.
Cut your nails short or wear gloves at night to prevent scratching.
Wear loose and comfortable clothing. Avoid scratchy fabrics next to your skin.


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