PROBIOTIC

PROBIOTICS

Probiotics benefits are one of the most widely researched natural solutions to gut health. For years, scientists and physicians have observed the many benefits of probiotics for not just the gut, but for the entire body.

In this complete probiotic guide, you will learn everything you need to know about probiotics, including the best PROBIOTIC FOOD, best probiotic supplements and how to use them.

Probiotics are bacteria that line your digestive tract and support your body’s ability to absorb nutrients and fight infection. Your body contains about the same number of gut bacteria molecules as it does cells for the rest of your body, so it’s no wonder your gut is so important to your health

YOGURT is one of the best sources of probiotics, which are friendly bacteria that can improve your health.

Yogurt is made from milk that has been fermented by friendly bacteria, mainly lactic acid bacteria and bifidobacterial

Eating yogurt has been associated with many health benefits, including improved bone health. It is also beneficial for people with high blood pressure

In children, yogurt may help reduce the diarrhea caused by antibiotics. It can even help relieve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome .

Additionally, yogurt may be better than milk for people with lactose intolerance. This is because the bacteria turn some of the lactose into lactic acid, which is also why yogurt tastes sour.

However, keep in mind that not all yogurt contains live probiotics. In some cases, the live bacteria have been killed during processing.

For this reason, make sure to choose yogurt with active or live cultures.

Also, make sure to always read the label on yogurt before you buy it. Even if it is labeled low-fat or fat-free, it may still be loaded with high amounts of added sugar.

Pickles (also known as gherkins) are cucumbers that have been pickled in a solution of salt and water.

They are left to ferment for some time, using their own naturally present lactic acid bacteria. This process is what makes them sour.

Pickled cucumbers are a great source of healthy probiotic bacteria, which may improve digestive health.

They are low in calorie and a good source of vitamin K, an essential nutrient for blood clotting. Pickles also tend to be high in sodium.

It is important to note that pickles made with vinegar do not contain live probiotics.

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

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CLARY SAGE

 

Clary sage is extracted by steam distillation from the buds and leaves of the clary sage plant whose scientific name is Salvia sclarea. It is an herb believed to be a native of Europe, which has been highly praised as a medicinal plant throughout history, particularly owing to its numerous benefits that improve vision health. It is a close relative of common garden sage but has a slightly different makeup. Furthermore, you may be familiar with it as “muscatel oil”, a common name given to clary sage essential oil due to its traditional use of flavoring muscatel wine.

The chief components of the clary sage essential oil are sclareol, alpha-terpineol, geraniol, linalyl acetate, linalool, caryophyllene, neryl acetate, and germacrene-D. As the name suggests, clary sage oil was and still is primarily used as a cleanser for the eyes. It is supposed to brighten eyes, improve vision, and protect its loss due to premature or normal aging.

 

Stress reduction

Aromatherapy uses the power of scent to calm the mind and reduce feelings of ANXIETY.Your olfactory system directly affects the part of your brain that regulates emotion. That’s why what you smell can trigger memories and elicit feelings, both negative and positive.

When used in aromatherapy, clary sage oil can help alleviate stress by inducing a sense of well-being. One small study done on women undergoing a stressful medical test indicated that when inhaled, clary sage essential oil elicited feelings of relaxation and helped to reduce blood pressure.

2. Antibacterial properties

Clary sage oil in diluted form may have a positive impact upon some strains of bacteria. Researchers think it could be an effective treatment alone or in addition to traditional treatments for wound care.

In one laboratory  study, clary sage oil helped heal severe dermatological infections caused by several strains of Staphylococcus bacteria. The lab study used swabs from the bacterial infections of 61 people. Each had a difficult-to-treat wound that wasn’t responding well to antibiotics. The wounds were caused by burns,diabetes or surgical procedures. Diluted clary sage oil was found to be effective against several bacterial strains.

3. Natural antidepressant

Clary sage has been tested on both animals and humans to determine its potential benefits as an antidepressant. One study done on rats indicated that clary sage oil could be beneficial for depression by acting as an anti-stressor.

Another small study with menopausal women indicated that inhaled clary sage oil reduced cortisol, the stress hormone, and produced an antidepressant-like effect.

4. Alleviation of menopause symptoms

One component of clary sage oil is sclareol, which mimics the effects of estrogen in the body. For this reason, clary sage may be effective at reducing some of the symptoms of menopause. Some research suggests that diluted clary sage oil applied to the bottoms of the feet can reduce hot flashes.

5. Reducing menstrual cramps

A small study examined 48 women who experienced painful menstruation and cramps. Some of the women were given a cream containing clary sage oil and other essential oils to apply onto their lower abdomens daily, between menstrual cycles. The women who used the cream had a significant reduction in menstrual cramps than the control group.

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

YOGA for a better life

A Recent study found that yoga practice results in changes in gene expression that boost immunity at a cellular level. And it doesn’t take long: The researchers believe the changes occurred while participants were still on the mat, and they were significantly greater than a control group who went on a nature hike while listening to soothing music.

Yoga also helps to boost immunity by simply increasing overall health.

“As you breathe better, move better and circulate better, all the other organs function better.”

Kneel, then take your knees wide and big toes to touch.

Walk your hands forward until your forehand rests gently on the ground.

Practice deep, steady inhales and exhales for about 3-5 breaths as you let go of distraction and focus on your yoga practice.

Press into your hands to round your upper back, as if a string were pulling the middle of your back to the ceiling.

Drop your head and tuck your chin to chest, hugging your belly toward spine

 

 

Press into your hands to round your upper back, as if a string were pulling the middle of your back to the ceiling.

Drop your head and tuck your chin to chest, hugging your belly toward spine

Lower your belly and lift your chest.

Stay grounded through your hands as you broaden your shoulders. Lift your gaze to look forward or up, and hollow out your lower back.

Drop your shoulders away from ears.

Alternate between cat and cow two or three more times.

Walk your hands forward an inch or two, curl your toes underneath and lift your hips up into downward facing dog.

Your legs can keep a slight bend, but reach your heels toward the floor.

Ground down through all your fingers, especially the space between your thumb and first finger, and press through your arms while lifting your hips up and back.

Stay for 3-5 breaths.

Slowly walk your feet toward your hands, and step shoulder-width apart.

With a slight bend through your knees, lower the top of your head toward the ground, belly reaching to thighs, and let your hands dangle down to your toes.

Relax your upper body. Try moving your neck around here, exploring how it feels to bend or straighten your knees, acknowledging stiffness or tension in any part of your body.

Stay for a few breaths.

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

Mahaveer jayanti

MAHAVEER JAYANTI 

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Mahaveer janma kalyanak also known as mahaveer jayanti, is one of the important religious festival for jains. According to jain texts, mahaveer was born on the 13 th day of the bright half of the moon in the month of Chaitra in the year 599BCE. Mahaveer was born into ikshvaku dynasty as the son of king SIDDHARTHA OF KUNDAGRAMA and queen  TRISHALA.

During her pregnancy TRISHALA was believed to have had a number of auspicious dreams.Mahaveer was named ‘vardhamana’ which means ‘one who grows’ because of the increased prosperity in the kingdom at the time of his birth.

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The idol of mahaveer is carried out on a chariot,in a procession called rath yatra. Statues of mahaveer are given a ceremonial anointment called the abhishekha.

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During this auspicious day devotees visit temples and offer prayers as well as charitable acts are performed for peace.Special parades are carried out by the devotee,showcasing a montage on the life of MAHAVEER.Donations are collected to promote charitable missions.The gift can be of any form i.e. GYAN DAAN,ABHAY DAAN AUSHAD DAAN OR AHAAR DAAN.

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

 

DHOKLA

KHAMAN DHOKLA RECIPE

 

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It is a Vegetarian Gujrati recipe. It is made with a fermented batter derived from rice and split chickpeas.

DHOKLA can be eaten for breakfast, as main course or as a side course.

HISTORY BEHIND DHOKLA

Dukkia a pulse based precursor of the dhokla , is mentioned in a jain text dated 1066 CE.

PREPARATION TIME:-20MINS

INGREDIENTS:-

FOR BATTER:-

1 cup gram flour

1 tablespoon rava

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon eno fruit salt

1 teaspoon green chilly and ginger paste

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup curd

1/2 teaspoon salt

FOR TEMPERING

2 TABLESPOON OIL

10-15 CURRY LEAVES

1/2 TEASPOON MUSTARD SEEDS

1/2 TEASPOON CUMIN SEEDS

1 TEASPOON SESAME SEEDS

3 GREEN CHILLIES

2 TABLESPOON CORIANDER LEAVES

2 TABLESPOON GRATED FRESH COCONUT

1 PINCH ASAFOETIDA

1/3 CUP WATER

DIRECTIONS FOR BATTER

Take gram flour, semolina, lemon juice, green chilly-ginger paste ,curd, water and salt in a bowl. Mix them properly into smooth batter.

Add fruit salt in batter and stir in one direction for approx. 1 min. You will notice its size would increase to almost double.Now pour the batter immediately into each greased plate .

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Place plates in steamer and steam for 10-12 mins over medium flame.After 10 mins  insert a knife into dhokla and check if it comes out clean.Take out plates from steamer and let them cool.

Now heat 2 teaspoon oil in a tempering pan.Add mustard seeds and asafetida, cumins, sessame, green chilly,curry leaves and saute them for few seconds.

Add 1/3 cup water and sugar and bring it to boil,pour it over dhokla and toss gently.

NUTRITION FACT:-

CALORIES-435

TOTAL FAT -27g

PROTEIN-4g

CALCIUM-2%

VITAMIN A -2%

CHOLESTROL-O mg

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

 

 

 

 

UTTAPAM

UTTAPAM

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It is healthy breakfast recipe from south indian cuisine prepared with rice and urad daal batter. Uttapam is little thicker than dosa and is topped with veggies like onion, tomato, capsicum etc

Preparation time:-20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

2 CUPS IDLI BATTER OR DOSA BATTER

1 MEDIUM ONION

1/2 CUP FINELY CHOPPED CAPSICUM

1/3 CUP  FINELY CHOPPED TOMATO

2-3 GREEN CHILLIES

OIL FOR SHALLOW FRYING

SALT TO TASTE

DIRECTIONS

1.Prepare the batter at home  :-Rinse urad dal and fenugreek seeds in water for 2-3times and soak them with poha (flattened rice) for 4-5 hours ,soak rice  and grind it. Now grind urad dal, fenugreek , poha along with rice. Make a smooth paste. Add salt and mix it well .Batter should be slightly thicker than dosa  but thinner than idli batter.

2.Cover and ferment in a warm place for 8 hours.

3.Spread the mixture along with little oil ,add all the veggies and serve it with chutney for a better taste.

NUTRITION FACTS

TOTAL FAT-7g

CHOLESTROL -0mg

SODIUM- 243mg

PROTEIN-3g

DR.SHIREESHA MADDALI

Rasam recipe

 

RASAM:-THE SOUP OF SOUTHINDIA

Rasam is a southindian curry/soup usually had with rice.It is called as CHAARU in telugu and kannada.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Tamarind-lime sized.
  • Tomato-1 finely chopped.
  • Green chilly -1.
  • Turmeric powder-1/4tsp.
  • Water-3 cups.
  • Salt-to taste.
  • Oil-2tsp.
  • Mustard seeds-1/2tsp.
  • Curry leaves-7 leaves.
  • Asafoetida powder-1/2 tsp.
  • Coriander leaves-handful (chopped).

RASAM POWDER INGREDIENT

  • Black peppercorn-3tsp
  • Cumin seeds-2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds-1/2 tsp
  • Toor dal-1tsp
  • Red chilly-1 or 2
  • Garlic-3-4 cloves
  • curry leaves-few

METHOD

  • Coarsely grind all the items under “rasam powder ingredients”.add the garlic while making this powder.
  • Soak the tamarind in a cup of a warm water for 5mins to extract the pulp.
  • Heat little oil in a pan and pop the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  • Add the RASAM MASALA/POWDER, crushed green chilly and chopped tomato.
  • Let it cook for couple of minutes until the tomatoes become soft and juicy.A nice aroma of the roasted spices will come.
  • Now add tamarind pulp,turmeric powder, aafoetida, salt, coriander leaves and 3 cups of water.
  • When the rasam is about the boil,you will see it foaming. Switch it off this stage before it comes to a full boil.
  • Keep it covered with a lid to retain its aroma until you are ready to serve.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

TOTAL FAT-0.6g

CHOLESTROL-0.0mg

SODIUM-3.0mg

POTASSIUM-137.9mg

PROTEIN-2.0 g

Dr.Shireesha Maddali

payasaam/kheer

HOME MADE PAYASAM

Payasam is a delicious rice milk pudding with cashews and raisins. It is an authentic south indian recipe. It is immensely loved by sweet lovers.

 

TRY THIS EASY AND HEALTHY RECIPE

INGREDIENTS OF PAAL PAYSAM

50gms RICE

1litre MILK

5gms CARDAMOM POWDER

50ml ghee(CLARIFIED BUTTER)

50gms CASHEWS

25gms RAISINS

KHOYA/KHOWA(IF YOU NEEDED A THICKER PAYASAM)

PROCESS:-

  • Wash and soak the rice for half an hour.
  • cook the rice in milk until soft.
  • Add cardamom powder, sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add the cashew nuts and raisins , saute for 1 min.
  • Pour the ghee along with the fried cashew and raisins on the rice mixture and serve warm.

(NOTE:- YOU CAN ALSO ADD FRIED VERMICELLI IN PLACE OF RICE)

NUTRITIONAL VALUE:-

TOTAL FAT-2.6g.

CHOLESTROL:-1.0mg.

SODIUM:-37.9mg.

POTASSIUM:-109.2mg.

PROTEIN:-4.5g.

Dr.Shireesha Maddali

 

PULIHORA RECIPE

PULIHORA:-THE TASTE OF SOUTH

PREPARATION TIME:-25MINS

SERVES 3

PULIHORA, a traditional tamarind rice of ANDHRA PRADESH also known as chintapandu pulihora.Often prepared during festivals and is offered as naivedyam to the God.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 CUPS OF RICE
  • 3 TBSP OIL
  • 1 TBSO SESAME OIL
  • 2 SPRIGS OF CURRY LEAVE
  • 2 RED CHILLIES BROKEN
  • HALF TSP MUSTARD
  • 1 TBSP CHANNA DAL
  • 1 TBSP URAD DAL
  • FISTFUL OF PEANUTS
  • GENEROUS PINCH OF HING
  • SALT AS NEEDED
  • TAMARIND PULP
  • 2 GREEN CHILLIES SLIT
  • HALF TSP GINGER
  • TURMERIC AS NEEDED
  • HALF  TSP LIGHTLY ROASTED MUSTARD POWDER
  • HALF TSP JAGGERY (OPTIONAL)

STEPS

  • Sprinkle turmeric powder, salt, a 2 tsp of oil and fried curry leaves to the cooked and cooled rice and keep aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a cooking vessel, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add dry red chillies , cumin seeds, chana dal, urad dal and fry for a minute till light brown.
  • Next add the slit green chillies, ginger, asafoetids(hing) and few curry leaves and fry for a few seconds.
  • Add the cooked tamarind mix well.
  • Finally sprinkle the roasted sesame seeds powder and roasted peanuts and mix all the ingredient well .
  • let it sit for 1 hour for the flavors  to set in.

NUTRITIONAL FACTS

CALORIES-277.6

TOTAL FAT 6.9 g

CHOLESTROL:-0.0mg

SODIUM:-2,804.1mg

POTASSIUM:-129.6mg

PROTEIN:-5.1g

Dr.Shireesha Maddali

 

 

 

Peppermint oil is more effective than minoxidil!

As a hair loss treatment peppermint essential oil is  60% more effective than minoxidil and with no adverse effects?

 

 

Peppermint is a plant hybrid of spearmint and watermint. Due to its cooling effect, it’s used commonly in the temporary treatment of muscle and nerve pain, as well as in the relief of itching.
CAN PEO BE USED TO REGROW HAIR?
Peppermint essential oil has a variety of properties that make it an excellent addition to anyone’s hair growth routine. However, it has been proven to treat ALOPECIA ARATA (AA)and ANDROGENETIC ALOPECIA(AGA).
THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
 In a 2014 animal study, topical application of peppermint oil for 4 weeks showed prominent hair growth effects, increasing dermal thickness and follicle number and follicle depth.
NOURISH YOUR HAIR
Using peppermint essential oil for your hair will make your locks stronger and healthier, without potential side effects. The hydrating, soothing and anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of this oil work to nourish your hair naturally.
PREVENT OILY HAIRS
When your glands produce too much oil, it can make your hair greasy even when you just washed it that morning. peppermint oil can help to control sebum production.
 REDUCE STRESS AND BALANCE HORMONES.
Research shows that stress is associated with hair loss and so is a hormonal imbalance.Peppermint is one stop solution for this problem.
HOW TO USE
Simple combine peppermint oil and any carrier oil of your choice and massage the mixture into your scalp.

IMPROVE SHAMPOO

Add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil to your regular morning shampoo and conditioner to stimulate the scalp, energize your mind, and wake up! It also helps in removing dandruff

FINAL THOUGHT ON PEP FOR HAIRS

  • Instead of using conventional hair care products that contain dangerous carcinogenic chemicals,
  • Essential oils for hair can help to boost the health of your hairs in several ways, whether you want to thicken, add shine, hydrate scalp or treat dandruff.

“Nature is the art of GOD

Dr.Shireesha Maddali