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HOW HOME REMEDIES ARE MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE?

You will be in for a rude shock the moment you learn that you are a diabetic. All possible negative thoughts start coming your way! Getting insulin shots, undergoing medical tests, future health.... 
Diabetics from all walks of life deal with health issues every single day.  Left untreated or poorly controlled, diabetes can lead to several complications such as blindness, kidney disease, blood vessel damage, infection, heart disease, nerve damage, high blood pressure, stroke, limb amputation, and coma. 
While there is no cure for diabetes, you can still lead a normal life with your blood sugar level under control. There are good natural remedies for diabetes that will help you control your blood sugar level. These remedies are easily found inside your kitchen.
Video Credit - Dr. Vikram Chauhan
BITTER MELON JUICE
Apart from being a food ingredient, bitter melon has also long been used as a herbal remedy for type 2 diabetes. Studies have confirmed that this fruit contains at least three acti…

WHY STRESS SHOULD BE ONE OF THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS?

Did you know that 85% of the stuff that we worry about never actually happens! Yet, most of us would have felt that we handled the outcome better than we thought we would even when they were a reality.

A study carried out by GfK suggested that money, self-pressure and lack of sleep are the three major triggers of stress in people’s daily lives across the globe. Out of 10 participants, 3 of them said that the amount of money they have to live on is their leading cause of stress. As people get older, health issues also develop into a major stress factor. Seventy percent of  adults felt that they experienced stress or anxiety every day.

With connected devices such as smartphones, we have become a distracted generation. We end up wasting hours checking irrelevant emails and intrusive social media accounts. Nowadays, employees are forced to check the emails even when they are away from work.  This ‘always-on’ culture is having a damaging effect on their health with many of them end up report…

WHY YOU'LL NEVER SUCCEED AT SMOKING?

Cigarettes smoke contains as many as 4000 different chemicals, most of them toxic, including carbon monoxide. 
Take a look at these alarming stats!
Smoking is the main cause of nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancer cases9 out of 10 smokers start smoking before the age of 186 million deaths are caused by cigarette smoking and 600,000  die due to passive smoking every year35% of Indians above 15 years of age smoke tobaccoLife expectancy for a smoker is 10 years shorter than for a non-smokerNearly 80% of the smokers live in low & middle income countries
Do you really get addicted to cigarette smoking?
Wondered what actually happens when you smoke a cigarette? You are not addicted to cigarettes at all. You are addicted to body’s unconscious conditioned response to those cigarettes. Your body releases a hormone called endorphin when you smoke cigarettes; it acts as a kind of pain reliever or body stabiliser. 
Each time you smoke a cigarette, your body keeps releasing more and more endorphins. And …

WHY RAMADAN IS A CHALLENGING MONTH FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES?

Fasting during the holy month of Ramadan is an obligatory duty for all healthy adult Muslims. Estimates suggest more than 50 million Muslims with diabetes fast during Ramadan. But, few are familiar with the medical ramifications of fasting among patients with diabetes.


People with diabetes, who fast during the holy month, would often find it difficult to keep their blood sugar level under control. Long gaps between meals can cause significant changes to the blood sugar levels. Frequent blood glucose spikes do have a negative effect on their health. Yet, some people with diabetes wish to observe Ramadan by fasting. This poses a medical challenge not only for themselves but for their care givers as well. 

Guidelines to follow for diabetics during fasting:

Regular check of your blood sugar levels more frequently than you do when you are not fastingWhen you have the following symptoms check your blood sugar -  feeling confused, dizzy, disoriented or shaky. You could be having  low blood suga…

RAISE A GLASS OF WATER TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH!

Water is one of the wonderful resources presented to you by Mother Nature. It is known as the elixir of life and you cannot live without it. It plays a vital role in sustaining your life. It does impact specific body operations and the maintenance of good health. Over 70% of your body consists of water. Apart from keeping your body hydrated, it helps you perform, feel and look better as well. 


Most of our organs need water to function. It keeps our tissues healthy, lubricates our joints, alleviates pain, and prevents muscle fatigue. Itenhances your mental creativity and strengthens your immunity. Water also promotes heart health, prevents bladder problems, and improves digestive health. 
Water is vital to the functioning of your kidneys as they need water to flush out toxins. When you are well-hydrated, your body is able to remove waste and circulate blood & nutrients.  Adequate hydration supports cellular health and biochemical processes as well.
Drinking water at the right time has…

GET YOUR FATS RIGHT!!

"The older you get, the tougher it is to lose fat, because by then your body and your fat are good friends." - anonymous 



There were times when people just ate food for everything was real, but today probably that may not be the case. We all tend to avoid fats; especially if you are someone on a diet. There is a general misconception that "fats are unhealthy” or "fats make you fat,” which is simply not the case.

As a matter of fact, there is no such thing as a fat free diet. It is the amount and type of fat that is important to our health.

Fats are great depot for storing energy!

Fats are great source of energy. They protect our internal organs. Make our food tasty. Majority of foods you eat contain some amount of fats and your body needs a certain amount of them for healthy functioning.

So, the real question is what is “Healthy and Unhealthy” when it comes to fats. There are many different types of polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. Some fats are health…