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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 Jun 21, 2013 in Featured, Food & Nutrition, Home Remedy, Lifestyle & Fitness | 2 comments

Coconut – Olive oil: God of Skin Care

Coconut – Olive oil: God of Skin Care

Being a native of Kerala (A south-indian state) & forty years of our clinical practice is a testimonial of benefits of these two oils (Coconut & Olive oil). Nothing in this world can be compared to the goodness of these two oils in Skin & Hair Care. The modern medical world has started recognizing these facts in many of their recent research publication. But, how do we get benefit out of it? The trick lies in the form & method of using the two oils. Benefit: First of all let us try to understand the benefits of these two oils. Skin Care: Coconut oil & Olive oil is being used by humans for centuries in personal care. It is a great skin moisturizer, in part because it contains linoleic acid, a compound not made by the body, but which prevents water from evaporating. Research on Olive Oil and Skin Health: According to Leslie Baumann, M.D., author of The Skin Type Solution, consuming olives and olive oil can promote healthy...

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Featured, Food & Nutrition, Home Remedy, Lifestyle & Fitness | 0 comments

Coconut – Olive oil: God of Hair Care

Coconut – Olive oil: God of Hair Care

Hair care: Coconut oil is one of the best natural nutrients for your hair. It helps in healthy growth of hair and gives your hair a shiny quality. It is also highly effective in reducing protein loss which can lead to various unattractive or unhealthy qualities in your hair. Coconut oil is extensively used in the Indian sub-continent for hair care. Most of the people in those countries apply coconut oil on their hair every day after bathing or showering. It is an excellent conditioner and helps the re-growth process of damaged hair. It also provides the essential proteins required for nourishing and healing damaged hair. Research studies indicate that coconut oil provides better protection to hair from damage caused by hygral fatigue. By regularly massaging your head with coconut oil, you can ensure that your scalp is free of dandruff, even if your scalp is chronically dry. It also helps in keeping your hair and scalp free from lice and lice eggs. Coconut oil is therefore used as hair care oil and is used...

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Food & Nutrition, Home Remedy, Lifestyle & Fitness | 0 comments

Coconut for Immunity

Coconut for Immunity

Immunity Coconut oil is also good for the immune system. It strengthens the immune system because it contains antimicrobial lipids, lauric acid, capric acid and caprylic acid which have antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties. The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin which research has supported as an effective way to deal with viruses and bacteria that cause diseases like herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. Coconut oil helps in fighting harmful bacteria like listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and harmful protozoa such as giardia lamblia. How is lauric acid used by our body? The human body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, which is supposedly helpful in dealing with viruses and bacteria that cause diseases such as herpes, influenza, cytomegalovirus, and even HIV. It also helps in fighting harmful bacteria such as listeriamonocytogenes and helicobacterpylori, and harmful protozoa such asgiardia lamblia. As a result of these various health benefits of coconut oil, although its exact mechanism of action was unknown, it has been extensively used in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medicinal system. The Coconut Research Center has compiled a list of potential benefits of coconut oil...

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Food & Nutrition, Home Remedy, Lifestyle & Fitness | 0 comments

Benefits of Coconut

Benefits of Coconut

Coconut In Modern Medicine Modern medical science is now confirming the use of coconut in treating many of the above conditions. Published studies in medical journals show that coconut, in one form or another, may provide a wide range of health benefits. Some of these are summarized below: Kills viruses that cause influenza, herpes, measles, hepatitis C, SARS, AIDS, and other illnesses. Kills bacteria that cause ulcers, throat infections, urinary tract infections, gum disease and cavities, pneumonia, and gonorrhea, and other diseases. Kills fungi and yeasts that cause candidiasis, ringworm, athlete’s foot, thrush, diaper rash, and other infections. Expels or kills tapeworms, lice, giardia, and other parasites. Provides a nutritional source of quick energy. Boosts energy and endurance, enhancing physical and athletic performance. Improves digestion and absorption of other nutrients including vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose. Relieves stress on pancreas and enzyme systems of the body. Reduces symptoms associated with pancreatitis. Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes....

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