Beauty

Winter and Its Share of Hair Raising Problems

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Along with freezing weather and dropping temperatures, winter brings with it loads of ‘hair raising problems’. The hair gets full of static in the dry and chilly weather due to the lack of moisture in the air. The woolens and warm jackets and additional clothing also give us fly away or standing hair. Dandruff is another common we face in winter with dry flaky scalp. It is extremely embarrassing to witness them on our scalp or clothing. It affects our self esteem and makes us feel socially awkward. Along with all of these problems, hair loss intensifies. Normally factors like […]

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What Is AIDS? Symptoms and Care To Be Taken

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Since the year 1988, 1st December of every year is dedicated worldwide as World AIDS Day, to raise awareness for AIDS [Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome] which is spread due to a HIV infection. It is one of the most destructive diseases and nearly 37 million people worldwide carry HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and nearly 13000 deaths are reported every year. Causes and Prevention HIV is responsible for causing spectrum of diseases including HIV infection and AIDS. The virus was discovered in 1983. HIV and AIDS spread most commonly through contaminated needles or syringes and through sexual contact. In rare cases, it […]

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Yoga and Its Physical and Mental Benefits

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What is Yoga? Yoga has been practiced and adapted in our Indian culture since times immortal and is also mentioned in the Rig-Veda. It is an ancient form of exercises for our overall physical and mental well being. Yoga contains physical practice of postures called ‘asanas’. Yogasanas  should be learnt and practiced under a licensed yoga instructor to derive maximum benefits from them and to avoid doing them incorrectly. Benefits of Yoga In the recent years, other civilizations and countries have also started adapting yoga in their daily lives as a form of physical exercise, for their innumerable benefits. According […]

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Winter: Dry Skin Problems and Dietary Solutions to Combat It

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Seasonal changes bring on with them a host of skin related issues. Summers with its hot climate and rainy season along with its humid and wet weather have their own effect and problems on our skin. The advent of winter brings along with it, a cozy weather, hot piping food and soups and the most common and dreaded dry skin problems. In the winters, cold air causes reduced blood circulation in the skin pores and the oil in the skin known as “Sebum” reduces, resulting in dryness and itchiness of the skin. Diet and its effect on the skin in […]

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How Important Is Exercise In Diabetes?

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Diabetes can be effectively managed by taking proper medication, balanced and nutritious meals, regular exercise and increasing physical activity. 6 benefits of exercise has on diabetes Exercise helps in lowering the blood glucose levels making the body use insulin more effectively and reduces our dependency on medications and pills. It helps us in weight management and loss by keeping us fit and healthy. It also increases our flexibility and keeps us more fit and active. Physical activity helps in lowering high blood pressure and makes the heart stronger by raising the HDL (good cholesterol) and lowering LDL (bad cholesterol). Reduces […]

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Are You Diabetic? Everything You Need To Know About Glycemic And Food Insulin Index

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With diabetes we often come across the above mentioned two terms, Glycemic index (GI) and Food insulin index (FII). What is Glycemic Index (GI)? Glycemic Index ranks the carbohydrates from food items as to how they affect our blood glucose levels as carbohydrate in all foods is not equal. Low GI value (55 or less) of carbohydrates lead to a slower and lower rise of glucose & insulin level in blood, as they are more slowly absorbed and digested. GI is classified in 3 levels:- Low: GI value 55 or less Moderate: GI value of 56 to 69 High: GI […]

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How To Prevent Diabetes By Lifestyle Modification

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14th November worldwide is marked as World Diabetes Day by WHO, in memory of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered Insulin along with Charles Best in 1922. Diabetes is one of the most rampantly increasing diseases that results in the increases of sugar in the blood stream. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are extremely common and affect many people, along with this; Gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) and Prediabetes also exist. In diabetes insulin (responsible to lower sugar in blood) production, secretion or action is affected. Type 2 diabetes prevalence is increasing which is a result of changing lifestyle. Diabetes […]

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How to Fight Pneumonia? Symptoms, Causes and Its Treatments

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12th November every year is marked as World Pneumonia Day by WHO (World Health Organization) since 2009. It raises awareness and propagates treatments to combat this childhood disease, which affects children under the age of 5 years. What is Pneumonia? It is a preventable and treatable disease which mostly affects children under the age of 5 years and people aged above 65 who have impaired immune system and difficulty in swallowing food and breathing. On a worldwide level, it leads in the number of children deaths, especially in the lower strata of society. Causes Pneumonia is an infection in the […]

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An Essential Detox Post Festivities and Celebrations

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Post the Diwali celebrations and festivities; it is time for a rain check on all the sweets, fats, carbs and calories consumed. A detox (short for detoxification) is a must. What is a detox diet? Detoxification or detox basically means to cleanse our body of unwanted toxins, harmful chemicals and bodily waste products by converting them in to less harmful compounds, breaking them down and excreting them from our body. We are dumped with toxins in our everyday life due to factors like pollution, smoking, drinking alcohol, high intake of processed / junk food / sugar / fat etc. If […]

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Diwali – Rejoice and Celebrate the Festivity and Food

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Diwali also called as Deepavali, is an Indian festival of lights and celebrations. It signifies the victory of good over evil. Diwali means “rows of lighted lamps”. People light diyas in their homes, shops etc as it is considered auspicious and prepare and eat many traditional sweets. They pray to Goddess Lakshmi for raining happiness and prosperity in their lives by way of lighting diyas. It is an auspicious time to start new ventures. The festivities in Diwali include shopping for new clothes and stuff, making sweets and savories, visiting near and dear ones along with bursting firecrackers and decorating […]