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Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Featured, Food & Nutrition, General, Home Remedy, Homeopathy, Lifestyle & Fitness, Yoga, Lifestyle, Diet & Fitness | 2 comments

Latest BMI classification for South Asians: WHO

Latest BMI classification for South Asians: WHO

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters (kg/m2). Fit-O-lyzer is first fitness app to provide the details of calories & nutritional data of International food, along with regional raw & cooked food of India. It also uses the latest algorithm for calculating the Ideal body weight, BMI & other calculations for Asian population, based on the recommendations of WHO & Government Health Departments. Table 1: The International Classification of adult underweight, overweight and obesity according to BMI Classification BMI(kg/m2)   International Asian and Pacific populations Underweight <18.50 <18.50 Severe thinness <16.00 <16.00 Moderate thinness 16.00 – 16.99 16.00 – 16.99 Mild thinness 17.00 – 18.49 17.00 – 18.49 Normal range 18.50 – 24.99 18.50 – 22.99 Overweight ≥25.00 ≥23.00 Pre-obese 25.00 – 29.99 23.00 – 27.49      Obese ≥30.00 ≥27.50 Obese class I 30.00 – 34.99 27.50 – 32.49...

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Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Featured, Home Remedy, Homeopathy, Yoga, Lifestyle, Diet & Fitness | 6 comments

Brush your Heart Disease away

Brush your Heart Disease away

Brushing your teeth twice a day not only keeps your teeth & gums healthy, it also prevents heart disease, according to a new study. The Scottish study of more than 11,000 adults backs previous research linking gum disease with heart problems. The researchers said more work is needed to confirm if poor oral health directly causes heart disease or is a marker of risk. “Good oral hygiene can help to protect you against endocarditis so it’s really important to clean your teeth everyday.” Streptococcus gordonii normally contributes to plaque forming on teeth and if it loiters in the mouth for too long and reaches the bloodstream, the bacteria mimics the protein in the body that controls the blood clotting process. This causes the blood to clot and significantly increases the risk of endocarditis (a dangerous heart infection). This potentially fatal heart condition is caused when blood clots grow on the heart valves and restricts the blood flow to the heart. Also “Our team has now identified the critical components of...

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2013 in Featured, Home Remedy, Yoga, Lifestyle, Diet & Fitness | 0 comments

Cinnamon to curb Diabetes-II

Cinnamon to curb Diabetes-II

Cinnamon might improve not only the taste of biryani but also the health of people with diabetes, a new review study suggests. Cinnamon also good source of Potassium, Dietary fiber, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium. Researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes who took cinnamon supplements had lower fasting plasma glucose levels compared with people who didn’t take cinnamon. The review also found that cinnamon benefited several important measures of heart health: It reduced total cholesterol, LDL “bad” cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and increased HDL “good” cholesterol. In the review, researchers looked at data collected from 10 randomized control led trials involving 543 patients with type 2 diabetes. These studies compared people who took cinnamon in a pill form, in doses ranging from 120 milligrams to 6 grams a day, for a period of four to 18 weeks, to people who did not take cinnamon. The most popular form of the supplement, which was used in six out of 10 trials, was Cinnamomum cassia, which participants were advised to...

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Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in General, Home Remedy, Homeopathy, Yoga, Lifestyle, Diet & Fitness | 2 comments

Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

Alzheimer’s disease involves a progressive deterioration of intellect, memory personality, and self care, leading to severe degeneration of nerve cells. Affected cognitive areas can be memory, attention, language, and problem solving. The 7 Dietary Principles to Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk: 1. Minimize saturated fats and trans fats. 2. Vegetables, legumes (beans, peas, and lentils), fruits, and whole grains should be the primary staples of the diet. 3. One ounce of nuts or seeds (one small handful) daily provides a healthful source of vitamin E. 4. A reliable source of vitamin B12, such as fortified foods or a supplement providing at least 2.4 μg per day for adults) should be part of the daily diet. 5. Choose multivitamins without iron and copper, and consume iron supplements only when directed by your physician. 6. Avoid the use of cookware, antacids, baking powder, or other products that contribute dietary aluminium. 7. Engage in aerobic exercise equivalent to 40 minutes of brisk walking 3 times per week. otherwise… Homeopathic Management: Ignatia – extreme mental...

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Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Featured, Home Remedy, Homeopathy, Yoga, Lifestyle, Diet & Fitness | 2 comments

Prevent and control blood pressure

Prevent and control blood pressure

Diet plays an important role both Preventing and controlling blood pressure. The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a dietary pattern promoted by the U.S.-based National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to prevent and control hypertension. The DASH diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods; includes meat, fish, poultry, nuts and beans; and is limited in sugar-sweetened foods and beverages, red meat, and added fats. In addition to its effect on blood pressure, it is designed to be a well-balanced approach to eating for the general public. DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension): Diet high in fruits and vegetables (8-10 servings per day) Reduce-fat dairy products. Reduce saturated fat. Fruits and vegetables tends to be high in potassium, which has blood pressure-lowering effects. Consume fruit juices that are high in potassium instead of soda. Pumpkin, cantaloupe and raisins are rich in potassium and magnesium. Recommended by Dr.Lawrence Appel, Professor of Medicine; Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, The Johns...

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Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Featured, Home Remedy, Homeopathy, Yoga, Lifestyle, Diet & Fitness | 2 comments

Chickenpox: Tips to prevent & treat

Chickenpox: Tips to prevent & treat

There are several theories regarding the origin of the term chicken pox. It is often stated to be a modification of chickpeas (based on resemblance of the vesicles to chickpeas), or due to the rash resembling chicken pecks. CHICKENPOX SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Initial symptoms: Fever, feeling ill, sore throat, body ache, headache and loss of appetite. Particular Symptom: The rash appears a day after initial symptoms begin. Skin rash mainly on the body and head rather than on the limbs. Rash starts as clusters of small, itchy, red blisters This blister bursts then dries up, crust, and form scabs. New clusters of blisters continue to appear for a few days. How long does chicken pox last? New blisters develop for four days. By sixth day complete crusting happens. Crust then take 7-14 days to fall off, and may leave marks on the skin that take time to fade. How does chicken pox spread? Highly spreading disease. If you have not had chickenpox and have not been fully vaccinated against...

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