The first detailed description of Diabetes is described in ancient ayurvedic treaties Charak Samhita dating back 200B.C. Diabetes mellitus is one of the most widespread diseases of modern civilization and is growing worldwide. Statistics show that from 1980 to today, the number of cases of diabetes in adults worldwide has doubled while diabetes in children has increased alarmingly in recent years. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that is due to increased levels of glucose than normal. In a normal person glucose level in the body is regulated by certain hormones in particular insulin, hormone released from the pancreas. The role of insulin is to allow glucose from blood to enter into the cells of each organ or tissue. In the case of diabetes mellitus insulin secretion is not sufficient or insulin secretion is normal but it cannot be used and glucose does not penetrate the cells, remaining in the blood at high levels. In this case the cells are deprived of the main source of food, and excess blood glucose has serious indirect effects on the organs and tissues of the body. Diabetes is a serious disease, if untreated leads to severe complications and even death. Among the diseases that may occur as a complication of diabetes include-Diabetic retinopathy (cause of blindness), renal failure, diabetic neuropathy, hypertension, impotence, difficult healing wounds, leading to tissue necrosis and stroke.
1. Fresh Vegetables Fresh vegetables are rich sources of iron, zinc, potassium, calcium and other essential nutrients. These nutrients restore the balance and aid in overall cardiovascular and nervous health. They promotes the body to assimilate proteins and produce insulin in an optimum level. 2. Cinnamon Powdered cinnamon, apart from spicing up your foods, has the ability to lower blood sugar levels as well. Take a pinch of cinnamon with warm water every day and kiss diabetes goodbye.
The 'tulsi' plant or Indian basil is an important symbol in the Jewis religious tradition. The name 'tulsi' denotes "the incomparable one". Tulsi is a venerated plant and Hindus worship it in the morning and afternoon. Tulsi grows wild in the tropics and warm regions. Dark or Shyama tulsi and light or Rama tulsi are the two main varieties of Tulsi, former possessing greater medicinal value. Among available varieties, the Krishna or Shyama tulsi is commonly used for worship. Apart from its religious significance it is of great medicinal significance and is a prime herb in Ayurvedic treatment. Marked by its strong aroma and astringent taste.Tusli is a kind of "the elixir of life" as it promotes longevity. The plant's extracts can be used to prevent and cure many illnesses and common ailments like common cold, headaches, stomach disorders, inflammation, heart disease, various forms of poisoning and malaria. Essential oil extracted from karpoora tulsi is used for medicinal purposes though of late it is used in the manufacture of herbal toiletry. A Herbal Remedy: Tulsi plant is even known to purify or de-pollute the atmosphere and also works as a repellent to mosquitoes, flies and other harmful insects. Tulsi was used as a universal remedy in cases of malarial fever.
Mango is a delicious fruit with its yummy taste. Mango is considered as the “King of fruits.” It is rich in minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus and vitamins like A, B & C. A tropical tree cultivated in many regions of India, mango is now distributed worldwide in many continents. It is the most popular fruit in the world. Mango fruit is rich in pre-biotic dietary fibre, vitamins, minerals and poly-phenolic flavonoid antioxidant compounds. Fresh mango is a very rich source of potassium, which is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps in controlling heart rate and blood pressure. It is also a very good source of Vitamin-B6, Vitamin-C and Vitamin-E. Vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful oxygen free radicals. Mango peels are quite rich in phytonutrients, such as the pigment antioxidants like carotenoids and polyphenols.
The summer season in India is usually the longest season. Apart from the shielding and cozy effect of winters, summer is associated with outdoor activities like picnics, beach activities and vacations for the school children. This season is the warmest of all seasons and is extreme in May, June and July. Heat of sun being unbearable dehydrating our body, bleaches our skin and hair. Appetite is reduced making an individual feel exhausted and lazy. Nature is very kind in course serving us to thrash the heat of this pitiless summer. It has valuable herbs, fruits and vegetables in her lap which can help us to neutralize the harmful effects of the summer season. We can use them as food, health drinks and externally as face masks. Common available herbs can even be grown in our kitchen gardens. Apart from enjoying the health benefits they give cooling and calming effect which soothens our eyes in this extreme heat. 1. MINT One of the oldest & most popular herb that is grown all around the world. It has a sweet flavor with a cooling after sensation. health benefits include: • Cooling agent in hot summer days, When taken as fresh green healthy drink along with lemon & salt, it eliminates toxins from the body. • Herbal mint tea is helpful in irritable bowel syndrome.
The sacred syllable Aum (Om,Omkara) is art, science, philosophy, spirituality and religion rolled into one. As art it has visible symbolic forms that fascinate. As cosmophonic sound it is the crux of meta-science. As philosophy, it crystallizes the meaning of existence. As chant it belongs to the sphere of religion and spirituality, and is the simplest way to gain higher consciousness. Aum - the primeval sound, of which other sounds are just manifestations -gives one a feeling of unitary consciousness. It is Nada - Supreme Vibration - of Para- Brahma - the Absolute. Hence, it is anadi – eternal- and self-illuminating. It is Ekakshara Brahma as it encapsulates the Supreme Being in one mystical expression. To an earnest spiritual aspirant, Aum is the code to open up the cosmic lock of Being. The nano-way to meditate on the Ultimate, Unseen and Omniscient Reality. Aum is all – all is Aum : that which is in time or beyond it, says Mandukya Upanishad (verse 1). As such it finds mention in Hindu scriptures and is sacred to Buddhists, Jainas and others. Aum, the supermind awakener is Pranava, because through it the Almighty can be praised, invoked and accosted in Anahata Chakra – the heart region in the subtle human body. It is Udgitha - it can be chanted loudly as per the Chhandogya Upanishad which avers. Now, verify 'what is the udgitha is the Aum.What is Aum is the udgitha.' Aum is sarva-deva-maya – it comprises all divine beings and hence embodies the essence of their wisdom. Aum is a kshara-swarupa - of the nature of the Word that is indissoluble and indestructible . The Kathha Upanishad regards AUM as the everlasting spirit (eva¯ksharam brahma), the highest end (eva¯ksharam param) of an individual, the best and the highest support of all (a¯lambanam shreshtham; a¯lambanam param). As Para-Vak –the transcendental speech,
Painful periods is one of the common gynaecological problems in young females in today’s modern era, generally a life-style disorder but the other medical factors may also contribute in the production of disease. Some degree of pain or discomfort is common during periods but pain of sufficient magnitude affects day to day activities of a female and becomes attention seeking entity. Amongst 90 % of adult female population suffering from menstrual pain only 8 to 10 % seek medical advice. There are a lot of factors acting as helping hand in the production of disease. Risk factors include age, social status, occupation, weight etc. About 52 % students, 33 % housewives report that their ability to perform work is affected by painful periods. Prevalence of pain is higher in the females of higher social status compared to lower income group depending upon pain tolerance. The females with a family history of painful periods usually have this problem. Overweight and malnourished females are at higher risk Likewise; smokers have 50% enhanced risk as compared to non-smokers. Lack of emotional security, instability may play a major role. Fear, anxiety, unhappiness, disharmonious marriage may be implicated as associated factors in the causation of disease. What causes painful periods? Wrong diet and life style are the basic causes. General ill health , psychological cause, medical causes also contribute. Obesity is the another important factor in the causation of disease.
Massage is not rubbing or pressing of the body or application of oil alone myth among ordinary people is rubbing body with or without oil is sufficient for massage. To achieve complete advantage from massage one needs to understand the systematic way of doing massage. The masseur should be of calm and peaceful temperament. The act of massaging is an act of giving therefore calls for a selfless attitude. Select a comfortable place with enough light and ventilation. If possible, sunlight should seep into the room. Massage should start from soles of the feet and moves toward heart, this enables the veins, which carry impure blood to the heart to function better. In cases of cold massage, correct direction is from the head towards toes. Cold massage stimulates the arteries. Auto message or self-massage should never be done in standing position. Sit and start massaging from the soles of the feet towards head.
Peepal or Ashwtha (the tree of life) is of great importance in Ayurveda, the earliest known depicted tree in India, is native to the Indian sub-continent and can also be located in Tibet and China as well. Commonly planted near temples is regarded as sacred tree having religious significance. It is used for about 50 types of disorders including bronchitis, diabetes, blood diseases, diarrhoeal affection, mouth ulcer, genital disorders, sexual disorders in traditional medicines.
1. Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. 2. An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind. 3. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship. 4. The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart. 5. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
Healthy Foods for older men to prevent prostate cancer, risk of diabetes & heart disease include whole grains, salmon, cherries, cabbage, walnuts, tomatoes and peanut butter. Adding them to their diet can reduce the risk of developing heart diseases, diabetes and many cancers. adding some variety if you don't have some texture in your salad or new taste in your main course will be the cheapest way to live better and healthier. Whole Grains For protection against heart disease, stroke and diabetes, as well filling you up quickly to prevent overeating. Get them from food marked "whole" grain - three daily servings as oats, whole wheat, brown rice and bran. Flex Seeds Very low in carbohydrate and high in most of the B Complex Vitamins. Flex seeds is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Inflammation plays a part in many chronic diseases including heart disease, arthritis, asthma, diabetes even some cancers. This inflammation is enhanced if omega 3 consumption is less compared to omega 6 fatty acids. In the quest to equalize the ratio of these two kinds of oil, flax seeds can be of real help. Cherries Nature's Pain Killer Reduces C - reactive protein (CRP) - something in the body that makes to respond acute inflammation.
Yoga means union of soul, mind and physical body to attain unification with higher powers termed as God. The most important benefit of yoga is physical and mental therapy. Aging process which is largely an artificial condition, caused mainly by autointoxication or self-poisoning can be slowed down by practicing yoga. Yoga involves physical exercises and meditation to get benefits which has not been seen or possible with other forms of exercises which includes stretching etc. Yoga involves several exercises which work on joints, bones, cartilage and muscles. It also affects internal organs which includes our nervous system, hormonal system etc. Majority of yoga asana work on our back bone or spine stretching, strengthening and increasing its flexibility. The question arises that after 18 years, is there any possibility to increase height? The answer comes to be yes. Yoga works on our spine where intervertebral discs are compressed. Yoga utilizes the decompression to increase height. Further between 18-22 years of age, your growth plates are not fused 100 % therefore we expect some results at the end of long bones also.
Today in the age of technology and computers, the humans and machines are alike . Right from waking up in the morning to the night we behave, eat, drink and think as if the whole world will be under fire without us. The stress of daily routine, tension of workplace, relations, EMI’s, children & spouse have converted their thoughts like that of a machine. Added stress in each job contributes to completion rivalry. Knowing very well that body health pays this short duration unnecessary stress. When we have a discussion about whole life this does not work. Our body & mind cripples & production of various hormones leads to the unbalanced state. The net outcome is the blend of ailment of body & mind related to Heart diseases, Blood pressure, Diabetes, Kidney diseases, Cancer, Thyroid disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Sleeplessness & early Aging. Our science being very humble in need created safe and relaxing technique called yoga. There are few simple techniques in yoga by which we can combat stress & come out as a winner in the life. Each & every person, healthy or diseased can be benefited from three basic relaxing techniques. Rhythmic Breathing, Anuloma- Viloma & Shavasana. Rhythmic Breathing: This exercise is performed back upright, sitting either in a meditation posture or crossed legged. Close the eyes & perform complete yogic breathing, i.e. abdominal, middle & upper chest, and clavicular. Breathe deeply & consciously, ensuring that the breathing rhythm respects an equal time for inhalation and expiration. Instead of using numerals to count i.e. one, two, three, four, five….. regulate the breathing with the help of words suggesting positive things as ‘calm & peace’. Repeat them to yourself rhythmically & harmoniously during inhalation & exhalation, so that in the end you are identified with them. Whenever we breathe in & out, we should think of peace, and concentrating on it, we attain perfect joy & inner peace. Anuloma-Viloma: Breathing Through Alternate Nostrils Like all the ‘Pranayama’ exercise, this breathing technique generally include a period of inhalation- ‘Puraka’, a period of retention- ‘Kumbhaka’ & a period of exhalation- ‘Rechaka’. To begin with the time spent on inhalation is the half of retention & exhalation period. As four seconds of inhalation followed by eight seconds of retention & eight seconds of exhalation.
Flat feet are structural and easily seen when you glance at the soles of your feet. If you have no visible foot arch, this may be hereditary or from wearing shoes that do not support the arches. Many young children have flat feet, a condition referred to as flexible flat feet. When the child stands, feet look flat. But when the child rises to his or her toes, a slight arch appears. Usually as children grow older the arches develop Flatfoot is defined by clinical inspection and laser scanning. Prevalence of flat feet decreases with age 54% at 3 years, 24% at 6 years. Boys have a higher rate of FFF than girls . Flat feet is a formal reference to a medical condition in which the arch of the foot collapses with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. If this arch is flattened only when standing and returns when the foot is lifted off the ground. The condition is called flexible pes planus or flexible flatfoot. If the arch disappears in both foot positions, standing and elevated – the condition is called rigid pes planus or rigid flatfoot.
Cardamom: Cardamom aids the digestive process, helping the body break down and assimilate nutrients. It is also known to boost metabolism and burn body fat aiding with weight-loss. Toss in a few cloves of cardamom into your evening chai for a steamy cup of good health. Garlic: Garlic been used in cooking since long, for both its full-bodied flavor and its healthy properties. Garlic has strong anti-bacterial effects, helps to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and unhealthy fat levels in the body. Now there’s a good reason why the ubiquitous ginger-garlic paste is found in dishes across every region in India. Buttermilk: Buttermilk is a drink full of good health, and easy to make at home. It provides the body with essential nutrients and is very low on fat and calorie content. Chop up from fresh coriander and green chillies to it add a little salt and pepper and you have a refreshing, healthy homemade drink.
Worldwide surveys have been done with regard to have a link between diet and health. A human diet rich in fruits and fresh vegetables is closely linked with a lowered incidence of diseases such as cataract, heart attacks, respiratory problems and even the cancers. Vegetarians used to be considered as second rate humans as well as inferior in health status to non-vegetarians. But now a days vegetarian diet has been considered to be healthy compare to non-vegetarian. Life expectancy of vegetarians exceeds because the vegetarian diet (rich in vegetables and fruits) provides anti-oxidants which offer protection against free radicals. Vegetables and fruits also supply vitamins and minerals. Lack of vitamins produce deficiency diseases like night blindness, beri-beri, Parkinson's disease etc. Similarly, lack of minerals like iron and iodine cause anemia and goiter respectively. Research in the field of nutrition suggested that minerals and vitamins play much vital role in promoting health and vitality. Important minerals are calcium, iron, copper, sodium, potassium etc. Their main sources are vegetables, (especially green vegetables), fruits, milk, carbohydrates, etc. Thirteen vitamins that can be consumed in food, play a vital role to regulate the biochemical reactions within the body cells in converting food into energy and living tissues. Some vitamins are manufactured in human body and remaining are supplied through food. Important vitamins are Vitamins A, E, C, D, Riboflavin, Vitamin B12, Vitamin K, Folic Acid, etc. Their sources are green leafy vegetables – carrots, amla, chillies, yellow fruits, citrus fruits. Vitamins are also found in sprouted grams, dals, milk, butter and other milk products, cod liver oil and fish oil.
1. Drink water: Water tends to mobilize the high sugar content in blood and thereby helps in preventing aggravation. Drinking 2.5 litres of water daily will not only regulate physical functions but will also lower chances of cardiovascular and diabetic ailments. 2. Green Tea: Green tea is not less than a miracle cure for ailments. Consuming a cup of unsweetened green tea regularly will rid the body of free radicals and let the antioxidants normalize the blood sugar levels. This will aid in reducing diabetes and help keep the chances at bay. 3. Vinegar: Vinegar is an excellent dietary compound responsible for diluting concentrated sugar levels in the blood. Recent studies reveal that two spoonfuls of vinegar before a meal can reduce the glucose influx.