Slim people’s secret is they care about food quality, not quantity, they love home cooking, they know what they are eating. They listen to their bodies, they don’t miss their breakfast, their keep track of their weight, they play sport, they eat plenty of vegetables and protein, no carbs at all. Obese people are usually hungry, unsatisfied and rebound weight gain. The first step is to lose weight is to cut the carbohydrates temporarily as insulin fat storing hormone is triggered by eating lots of carbohydrates and when insulin goes down the body starts burning fat stores for energy. The kidney which has stored excess of sodium and water starts losing out reduces bloat and unnecessary water – weight. Carbohydrates are not a bad thing but if you are interested in fast weight loss then this is one of the easiest ways to see the scale move quickly. Cut down your carbs to 30-50 grams per day from 250 carbs. Eat a ton of protein whether you are vegetarian, pescetarian, libertarian, or whatever but there is one food you are almost assuredly are not eating enough of Protein. Protein is the doubly effective approach for fast effective weight loss. First, it reduces your appetite as protein is the most satisfying nutrients on our planet which obsessive thought about food is reducing by 60% by 441 fewer calories per day. It also boosts your metabolism as it raises your calories burned by 80-100 calories per day . Salmon, eggs, beef, Chicken, pork, mutton, all the dairy products like paneer, milk, buttermilk no cheese and butter as they are allowed only in few diets and the most important supplements like whey protein , casein . Anyone of these should be taken in every meal by 30- 50 grams. Sleep 7-9 Hours per night , Minimum . Underestimated tools for steady and consistent weight loss . Lack of sleep disturbs appetite hormones and it also raises your stress hormone , cortisol which can cause stubborn body fat and higher calorie intake . Sleep is where your body recovers and quality sleep has been proved to make you more productive and less likely to gain weight and help you with your weight loss goals . So make sure to get minimum 7 hours per night for fast weight loss or any health goals . Life weight at least 3 times in a week as lifting weight has a particular positive effect on fast weight loss. This is because of the down-regulation of metabolism. Doing a little bit of weight – lifting will keep this happening and hit the gym at least 3 times in a week and resistance training. Focus on the quality of your food – It’s not that calories don’t matter they definitely do but the problem is when they obsess over calories and they forget about the importance of the quality of Food. When you start eating high-quality lean protein + vegetables + high quality of fats then weight loss will surely happen naturally.
RASAM:-THE SOUP OF SOUTHINDIA
Rasam is a southindian curry/soup usually had with rice.It is called as CHAARU in telugu and kannada.
- Tamarind-lime sized.
- Tomato-1 finely chopped.
- Green chilly -1.
- Turmeric powder-1/4tsp.
- Water-3 cups.
- Salt-to taste.
- 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
- 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.
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
5gms CARDAMOM POWDER
50ml ghee(CLARIFIED BUTTER)
KHOYA/KHOWA(IF YOU NEEDED A THICKER PAYASAM)
- 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)
As a hair loss treatment peppermint essential oil is 60% more effective than minoxidil and with no adverse effects?
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“
Ever been able to describe the feeling and the effect it has on your mind when you listen to an impeccably beautiful piece of music; the peace or the exhilaration when dancing on your favourite number! Without art, the stars would collide and all life as we know it would cease to exist. Let us see how these various art forms work wonders in our lives. We all know the art of dance keeps us physically fit. Different kinds of art have different remedial characteristics. Over and above the mental relaxation one attains, learning certain forms of art helps to cure physical problems.
In the age of machinery and gadgets lot of the arts pursued by our grandmothers and great-grandmothers have disappeared knitting is one of them. The art of knitting and crocheting helps to reduce heart rate and blood pressure. The repetitive action of needlework brings a rhythm in the mind and body and brings the mind to a relaxed state. Thus helping to regulate the blood pressure.
The art of singing can help cure stuttering. Stuttering is a speech disorder where a person breaks or repeats words or parts of words. For example instead of saying come to a person says – c..c.. come, instead of to he says t..t.. to. One generally uses a smoother and easier voice while singing compared to when speaking. The words are also prolonged and sung in a tune with a continuous flow. In this process, the brain gets trained to continue the flow of speech and speak without breaks.
Learning to play a musical instrument helps overcome learning difficulties in children such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). In some cases, the child can hear but has difficulty processing what he hears. This can affect his ability to concentrate. Music strengthens the auditory and visual areas of the brain. These areas are connected with speech and reading, comprehending, problem-solving and concentration. When children with learning disabilities learn a musical instrument, attention, impulse control, self-esteem, self-expression and memory improve.
The art of painting helps to vent out a number of emotions stored in a person. Such stored emotions which would otherwise result in hypertension, depression, anger or arguments can get away out on the canvas. Art is very often described as an expression of feelings to describe something felt or seen by an individual to others who have not felt or seen the same. All the negative emotions like anger, sadness and depression can be safely expressed using crayons, color pens, and paper. Very often people paint pictures of a person yelling or alone in red, orange and black colors to express their negative feeling. It is better to handover a canvas and paints rather than hammer and nails and who knows venting out may eventually lead to creative painting. In fact, spastic children are encouraged to indulge in art like painting, apart from a definite improvement in physical skills, the fun factor can also bring the mental benefits and stress relief.
Every art in itself gives a joy of creativity and inner satisfaction to an individual. The satisfaction also builds the self-esteem. It takes away the mind from the usual stressful thinking, without actually running away from the problems. As rightly stated by Twyla Tharp “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home”. Art has the power to transform both the mind and the body.
So which form of art are you taking up?
DO WE REALLY LOVE THE KISS OF INJECTION
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE 15 YEARS LATER…………….
From those who swear by it to those who have sworn off of it, BOTOX is a controversial topic in Bollywood as well as in Hollywood. There was a time when BOTOX was treated like Voldemort: Everyone knew it had magical powers, but no one said its name. Today BOTOX is well accepted treatment in field of aesthetics due to its immediate result. BOTOX is actually a commercial brand name of a drug. It is administered through injection. It contains a substance called BOTULINUM TOXIN, which is made from a neurotoxin produced by bacteria called clostridium botulinum. A few other species from clostridium family also produce this toxin. It is the most lethal toxin known to man, one gram could be enough to kill one million people.
“I AM JUST SAYING BOTOX CHANGED MY LIFE” Kelly Ripa
THE SCIENCE BEHIND BOTOX
A muscle contracts when a nerve sends it a signal to do so. The signal travels to the end of the nerve and reaches a gap between the nerve and the muscle referred to as the neuromuscular junction. Once the signal reaches a gap between the nerve and the muscles referred to as the neuromuscular junction. Once the signal reaches that point, a chemical named acetylcholine is released from the end of the nerve and binds to receptors on the muscle. This starts a series of reactions that causes the muscles to contract. BOTOX blocks the muscles acetylcholine receptors. when the muscles cannot detect acetylcholine, no contraction occurs. Basically ,the muscle becomes paralyzed because it cannot receive the signal for movement ,even though there is no damage to it or to the nerves. This blockage of acetylcholine cannot be reversed and will begin 48 hours upon injection of the drug.
HOW IT HELPS TO ACHIEVE WRINKLE FREE SKIN?
- It relaxes tense muscles which will prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
- it relaxes the over activity of muscles and stop uncontrollable movement.
“I LOVE BOTOX SO I WILL KEEP ON THAT” Lala Kent
IS THIS THE PERMANENT SOLUTION FOR AGING,FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
- Absolutely No; the blocked acetylcholine receptors can never be unblocked permanently. Once new receptor develop,acetylcholine will be detected again and muscle contraction will resume.
MEDICAL USES OF BOTOX :-STRABISMUS(CROSSED EYES),BLEPHAROSPASM,CERVICAL DYSTONIA,CHRONIC MIGRAINE,OVER ACTIVE BLADDER.
ADVERSE EFFECT:-ALLERGIC REACTION,BLEEDING IN THE BACK OF THE EYES,AUTONOMIC DYSREFLEXIA,LIMITS THE RANGE OF FACIAL EXPRESSION.
HOW SUCCESSFUL IS IT ?
BOTOX results have an extremely high success rate in both men and women, it provides noticeable results within days following an injection. These fountain-of-youth bringing results will remain in the skin for between four and six months.
“You can’t buy happiness but you can buy BOTOX and that’s kind of the same thing”
NATURAL SOLUTION FOR YOUR ACNE
Are you dealing with acne issue? Yes then this is what you should need to know now…….
Many millions of people suffer from ACNE. Acne can cause painful and unsightly breakouts on face, chest, back and even arms. When it’s untreated, acne can lead to diminished self-esteem and scarring.
Recent studies show that the prevalence of adult female acne has increased. For treating this issue we often use the pathway of chemicals which in-turn can cause adverse health issues.
The main cause of acne includes clogged pores ,bacteria, excess oil production and dead skin. Other factors are stress, hormonal condition, certain medications(corticosteroids, androgens, birth control pills and lithium),can also worsen acne.
One major study found that TEA TREE OIL was almost six times more effective than the placebo in treating mild to moderate acne. Essential oils for acne have ability to alleviate feelings of stress and anxiety, fight insomnia and sleep deprivation, and balance hormonal level.
HERE IS THE LIST OF ESSENTIAL OILS
1.TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL-Anti microbial and antifungal in nature. To use it, add 2-3 drops to a spray bottle with one cup of water and use it as a toner for tightening your pores, Or you can even add 10 drops in your face wash gel for proper cleaning of your face.
2.LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL:-Antimicrobial and antioxidant in nature, this oil soothes and nourishes the skin-treating acne,healing dry skin and reducing appearance of dark spot. To use lavender oil to alleviate feeling of stress that can trigger the production of sebum, diffuse 5 drops at home diffuser or apply topically to the wrist, back of neck or temples(diffuser and essential oils are easily available in e-commerce sites like amazon ,flipkart etc.)
3.CLARY SAGE -It contains a special chemical called linalyl acetate which works to reduce inflammation and prevent acne scarring. For making a DIY HOMEMADE SKIN OIL you can add 10 drops of clary sage in olive oil/jojoba oil and massage your face .
4.PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL:-This oil exhibits three key properties in the topical treatment of acne. It is cooling to the skin, inhibits bacterial growth and reduces testosterone 5 alpha reductase production.
Aromatherapy is natural and non invasive gift of nature for humans. Its not only the disease symptoms which are eradicated but the whole body is rejuvenated. Essential oils can be a useful non medicinal option or can be combined with conventional care.
Dr.Shireesha Maddali AROMATHERAPIST
LETS KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD OF PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY:-ANTIOXIDANTS
One of the promising new technologies available to dental professionals involves the use of ANTIOXIDANTS. Understanding how they work requires revisiting basic chemistry to understand various events and processes that can cause cellular and tissue damage including oxidative stress, reactive oxygen species, free radicals, oxidation and reduction and the mechanism of antioxidant action. Tissue damage occurs when free radicals overwhelm the antioxidant reserve in the body.
PRESENCE OF NATURAL ANTIOXIDANTS :-
1.ASCORBIC ACID(VIT C ):-Plasma ,saliva, GCF, CSF, synovial fluid.-Deficiency leads to gingival bleeding.
2.ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL(VIT E):-plasma, saliva-Deficiency leads to periodontal disease.
3.CAROTENOIDS(VIT A):-plasma-Deficiency leads to periodontal destruction.
ROLE OF ANTIOXIDANT IN VARIOUS DENTAL DISEASE.
Most strategies for managing periodontal disease involve control of the causative agent. So what is periodontal disease? These are inflammatory process resulting from bacterial attack and host inflammatory response(immune response of an individual).Free radicals and reactive oxygen species i.e. ROS are responsible for the inflammatory response. Periodontal pathogens can induce ROS overproduction and thus cause collagen and periodontal tissue breakdown. When ROS are scavenged by ANTIOXIDANTS, collagen breakdown can be minimized. Decreased level of vitamin A and C, beta carotene , and beta crytoxanthine significantly increase the risk gingival disease. Periodontal tissue depends on natural antioxidants to overcome this oxidative stress and maintain homeostasis.
Recently it has been claimed that the imbalance in level of free radicals, reactive oxygen species and antioxidants in saliva plays in important role in the onset of dental caries. Most important would be the function of salivary peroxidase system(one of the major antioxidant system).
Antioxidants shows preventive and therapeutic potential in many stages of oral carcinogenesis. Researcher have recently stated there is inhibition of oral cancer phenotypes after antioxidants intakes. Reversal or suppression of pre malignant lesion is very much witnessed post the trial of antioxidants.
Antioxidant provide a novel way of addressing oral diseases and conditions such as lichen planus, xerostomia, gingivitis and aphthous ulcer.
The antioxidants micronutrients are important not only for limiting oxidative and tissue damage, but also in preventing increased cytokine production, which is a result of prolonged activation of immune response. Dietary and other enzymatic antioxidants protects the lipids of lipoprotein and other bio membranes against oxidative damage by intercepting oxidants before they can attack the tissue.
Free yourself from free radicals. Eat more fruits and vegetables.
Dr.Shireesha Maddali BDS
In the world of cosmetics, essential oil is not a unknown stuff. Lets discuss about the chemistry, essential oil is a concentrated hydrophobic liquid containing volatile aroma compounds from plants. These oils are generally extracted by distillation,solvent extraction,absolute oil extraction,resin tapping and cold pressing. Using essential oils for healing purposes is often called AROMATHERAPY,which is a holistic treatment seeking to improve physical, mental and emotional health.
They are often used for relaxation, beauty care, home cleaning and most often used as natural medicine. They are highly concentrated oils that have a strong aroma. To get a picture of how powerful essential oils are consider this example. It requires 1,400,000 handpicked roses to produce a litre of ROSE ESSENTIAL OIL. In Chinese terms,essential oils in general are medicines for the Shen, the spiritual essence that resides in the heart and governs consciousness. In Ayurveda ,they enhance the flow of prana (life form),nourish ojas (nutritional/immunological essence) and brightens tejas (mental luminosity).
THE USES OF ESSENTIAL OILS
2.INHALATIONS:-For direct inhalation, simply open a bottle, place it below your nose and inhale deeply. For palm inhalations, add a drop or two in your hand cream and massage your palm
3.MASSAGE:-Pure essential oils are many times more concentrated than the whole plant, which is why aroma therapist recommend diluting before applying them to skin
For adults-a 2.5% dilution(15 drops per oz. carrier oil) is recommended. For children under 12 -1%(6 drops per oz. carrier oil) is generally safe
List of carrier oils you can use for dilution
JOJOBA,MARULA,COCONUT,OLIVE,ARGAN AND TAMANU.
4.FACIAL STEM:-Add 1-5 drops of essential oil to a pot of hot water. Cover head with a towel and allow steam to circulate inside the towel. This practice is excellent for opening sinuses, easing tension and invigorating the skin.
5.BATH/SPA:-An aromatic bath is a luxurious way to relax, pamper the skin or feel better when unwell or tired. Add your favorite oil in your bath tub after diluting the oil in carrier oil and feel the heaven and health. A general safe dose is 5-10 drops mixed with 1 cup of salt or emulsifier.
6.COMPRESSES:-Compresses are great way to apply essential oils to bruises, aches and pains or skin problem. Mix 10 drops of essential oil in 4 oz hot water. Soak a clean cloth and wrap the area to be treated. Leave the compress on for 10-20 mins.
LIST OF POPULAR ESSENTIAL OILS +HEALTH BENEFITS
1.TEA TREE OIL-Natural anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, reduces bad odors and can help stimulate the immune system
2.PEPPERMINT-Support digestion, improves focus, boosts energy, fever reducer, headaches and muscle pain relief.
3.ROSE:-Incredible for reducing skin inflammation and great for creating glowing skin. Add a few drops in your face cream and enjoy the essence of beauty.
4.ROSEMARY:-Can naturally thickens hair so it is great to add to homemade shampoos. Also it improves brain function and memory so it’s great to used when working ,reading or studying.
5.LAVENDER:-Helps with relaxation, improves mood and heal burns and cut.
Essential oil can be very useful and beneficial. But one must consult a aroma therapist/doctor before using essential oils for long time. Being a part of alternative medicine, essential oils are widely accepted for their uses in various areas of our life.
Dr.Shireesha Maddali AROMATHERAPIST
Most people have no control over their emotional well-being. It is said that life is a matter of choices. Being happy is a choice. Decide, “Whatever the circumstances I want to be happy and I will be happy always.” There are no terms and conditions for happiness. Most people are as happy as they decide to be. Happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have. It depends on what you think . Our basic psychological needs include feeling loved, secure, and good at what we do. You also want to have a sense of control. Money doesn’t automatically fill these requirements, but it sure can help. I’ve learned to look for ways to spend money to stay in closer contact with my family and friends; to promote my health; to work more efficiently; to eliminate sources of irritation and marital conflict; to support important causes; and to have enlarging experiences. For example, when my sister got married, I splurged on a better SMART PHONE . It was expensive, but it gave me a lot of happiness . We expect others to treat us better than we treat them. We work out a few times and stress because we don’t instantly look like models. We want to live like rockstars, ignoring the fact that only a few people reach that level of success .In short, we tend to have unreasonable expectations. The difference between what we feel entitled to and what we actually get is the source of much misery .Accept life in its entirety; stop thinking in terms of what should be and accept what is. When you live without entitlement, every good thing becomes a wonderful surprise. Even better, expecting nothing means never being disappointed. Expectation is also the root cause of all the sorrows . “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be.” Anne Frank
Here are few ways that I follow. Hope they help you too.
A. Hang around with positive people who make you smile. Avoid those who are perpetually complaining and criticising.
B. Always remind yourself that nothing is more important than your peace and happiness. You are born to be happy!
C. Always keep a goal in life, something to look forward to. That will keep you motivated.
D. Try to make the best of every situation. Spend time reading, watching movies, exploring your hobbies and most importantly travel. Travel as much as you can. Focus on collecting memories that last a lifetime.
At the end of the day, bad things will happen to you. You will have highs, lows and lots of mediums in your life. You’re only human, just like everybody else. So Just change the attitude and thinking towards it . IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY – MAKE OTHERS HAPPY – Dada