September 5th, 2013

Foods to Eat When You Have Flu

Just as there are certain foods to avoid around the change of the seasons, there are also foods that we must incorporate in our diet to boost our immune system and help prevent upper respiratory infections, especially flu. Read here about such 5 foods and why these should be given emphasis: Top 5 foods with cold-and-flu-fighting capacity: Oranges / Orange Juice Grapefruits / Grapefruit Juice Pineapples Mangoes Reasons to eat more citrus fruits: Citrus fruits have a detergent action, loosening up and preventing excess mucus build-up in the upper respiratory passages. Citrus fruits are full of vitamin C and other immune boosting compounds that build your body’s cold-and-flu-fighting

September 5th, 2013

Foods to Avoid in Cold

Any food or beverage is fine to eat if you’re hungry or thirsty however, if you have flu you must get choosy and try avoid certain foods to boost immune system Five such foods that specifically need to be minimized in the change of season to avoid cold and flu are the following: • Milk • Cheese • Eggs • Refined Sugar / Sugary Sweets • Refined Carbohydrates Reason to avoid: The main problem what experts claim with eggs, dairy products, refined carbohydrates, and refined sugars is twofold, they are: • They can be very mucous forming • They can clog up the upper respiratory system. Unfortunately, when your upper respiratory passages get backed up, it creates an

August 29th, 2013

Tips to Wear Right with Pregnancy

Bulging tummy of a pregnant woman or anyone with disproportionate body structure is one of the most frustrating problems women face as they are looking for the right outfit. However, there is no need to worry. Keep your eye open to these below given tips and choose the right clothes to look and feel stylish despite the bulge. Make sure that you buy clothes that fit you well. Avoid wearing too large or too small outfits, as they will only accentuate your problematic areas. Tent-like clothes are not advantageous. Never tuck in as tucking in your blouses is the first important thing you should avoid in order to camouflage your belly. Long tops that flow over your jeans or trousers visually

July 26th, 2013

Easy Ways to Keep Your Liver Healthy

Have you ever wondered how important role does our liver plays in the overall well being of our body system? From  neutralizing and disposing of toxins, feeding your body the energy it needs to function, fighting against viruses and infections, regulating sex hormones, to processing cholesterol levels and vitamin and mineral supplies in your body, liver manages almost 500+ functions to channelize our day in day out health.  So loving your liver becomes pretty pertinent. And it gets easier when you know the right technique to care. Read here few easy to follow tips for good liver health: Maintain a healthy weight: If you carry any excess weight around your middle, it can cause insulin

May 9th, 2013

Control Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) can happen over time or come on suddenly. People who get CFS over time get more and more tired over weeks or months. People who get CFS suddenly feel fine one day and then feel extremely tired the next. A person with CFS may have muscle pain, trouble focusing, or insomnia (not being able to sleep). The extreme tiredness may come and go. In some cases the extreme tiredness never goes away. The extreme tiredness must go on for at least 6 months before a diagnosis of CFS can be made. Dr. Sushila Kataria, internal consultant with Medanta Medicity says, “I see women in twenties coming to me seeking consultation for chronic fatigue conditions. They seem to be

April 11th, 2013

Tweak Your Makeup and Haircut To Look Young Forever

Are you someone like young-at-heart but suffering old looks?? Worry no more. We tell you easy to follow tip to tweak your makeup and get a right hair cut that would surely buy 10 years of your age… Yes, try out the below given tips to notice a difference… While mineral makeup is great it’s basically compressed powder. Go for creamy foundation because it will camouflage the fine lines of your face. Also, prefer creamy lip colours to matte lip stains. Go for earthy tones for your eye makeup and wear lip gloss. Alike makeup, a well done haircut also make a world of difference to your looks. Go for soft layers and bangs that frame your face to look young. Almost all of us colour

April 11th, 2013

Pay Attention to Your Posture

Your mom must have told you a hundred times that you should sit straight. Follow her advice. Do not slouch on the chair while working on the desktop. Your perennially stiff shoulders will begin to fade and your double chin will make a disappearing act too. There are many more reasons you should pay extra attention on your body posture. Know About Common Posture Problems If you are someone who mostly slump or do not sit straight most of time while talking, walking or performing other activities then you may end up welcoming scoliosis, kyphosis or lordosis  in  the long run. Scolosis is a condition in which there is a curvature of spine to one side; in severe forms, the bones of the back

June 21st, 2012

Care for your Silver Strands Naturally

    The scorching heat and dry winds do not harm only your skin, but also your hair. And you need to be extra attentive and put in extra efforts if your hair has urn salt and pepper. Catch up with our guide to care for your silver strands naturally. Start reading…       Natural remedies and treatment- Apply curd or milk on the hair, leave it on for 10 – 15 minutes and wash it off with a mild shampoo. This will not only leave your hair smooth and shiny but also prevent it from turning grey premature. hair. Ayurveda offers a host of herbs to tackle hair problems. A combination of amla, reetha and shikakai is the famous remedy advocated for washing hair. Soak a

April 13th, 2012

A TO Z of Good Health

THERE ARE two things certain in life: death and taxes. Just the way a creative accountant will help you work your money harder, these 26 tips will make you last longer in the game of life. Archana Darshan writes more… An aspirin a day can keep a heart attack away. Aspirin is a wonder medicine that can help diabetics and heart patients. A baby aspirin a day can keep the blood clots away and lower your chances of getting a heart attack. Begin your day with a breakfast. A good breakfast fuels your day and should be a combination of complex carbohydrates and protein. C has the key. Get ample vitamin C in your diet every day. Good sources include citrus fruits and green vegetables.

November 25th, 2011

Donate Blood Save a Life

All you wanted to know about blood donation By Dr Rani Prem Kumar, Consultant, Blood Bank, Moolchand Medcity, New Delhi 35 years old Namita Gokhale is addicted to blood donation. Come what may, she has to donate blood every three months. It started when she was in college and had donated blood for the first time to her best friend (now her husband) to save his life after he met an accident. Later her husband too joined her in the noble endeavour. Blood transfusion saves lives. Human blood has no substitute. Hence, each drop of blood counts. However, a lot of us feel that blood donation can cause weakness, which is not true at all. An adult has 4 to 6 liters of blood in the body and he can

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