Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Sleeplessness? - Here are a few tips on how to overcome that

There are many ways on how you can get better sleep. You can try any of the below methods to get some good sleep. Sleeplessness leads you to tiredness, confusion and restlessness. A good sound sleep is essential to keep you active in your daily routine.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Honey for Weight Loss

These are question answers taken from The New Indian Express dated 10th may 2005 (Health Supplementary)
How can I use honey for weight loss. How many spoons of honey and how much cinnamon to add (exact quantity)?
DRINK honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one-cup water daily in the morning on an empty stomach, half an hour before breakfast and at night before sleeping. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body.
Proportion: Take 1 tsp of cinnamon powder. Add to 1 glass of water and reduce it to 1/4 glass. Add 2 tsp of honey and consume twice daily.
For Diabetics: Can honey be used in daily diet of diabetic people?
DIABETICS should take honey with regular monitoring of their sugar levels. Don't take more than 2 -3 tsp of honey/day.
Heart Patient: I am 63, I underwent coronary bypass surgery in Oct 2002. I am alright now. Can I take honey and cinnamon powder? How should I take it? Kindly advise me?
MAKE a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread or chapatti, instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack.
Proportion: 1 teaspon of honey and 1 pinch of cinnamon powder.
Strong Body: I am a senior citizen aged 72 years. I have no problem with heart, kidney, liver, stomach, no BP, no sugar, and weigh 70kg. Of late, I get exhausted after walking 200-300 meters and feel a pressure in my chest. Recently I got a complete check up of abdomen and heart done and everything is found to be normal. Last year, I suffered from Mysthernia and showed to the doctor who prescribed medicine and I felt okay. I request you to please tell me how I should take honey and in what manner?
SUGAR content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body.
Proportion: 2 tsp of honey and 1-2 pinches of cinnamon powder.
Answered by Dr.B.Ranganath

Monday, May 09, 2005

10 Tips to Better Eyes

Computer users suffer from problems like tired eyes, dark circles and headaches.

Studies have shown that stress, active nightlife and above all, the fact that most of us spend maximum time in front of the computer lead to dark circles, puffed and tired eyes.

Specifically with computer users, physical and visual discomfort is experienced by many after just a few hours in front of computers. It appears that PC users suffer from repetitive stress of their eyes and want an immediate solution to revive the tired eyes. Studies show that most computer users start to feel eye-muscle stress after two or more hours at the computer. This usually starts with tired eyes. With more time at the computer, discomfort frequently spreads to the head resulting in headaches, burning of the eyes, blurred vision, loss of focus, double vision, and neck and shoulder pains. Before it is too late, your stressed out eyes need to be relaxed and revitalised so that you feel fresh later in the day.

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Courtesy Kaya Health Clinic
Article: The New Indian Express, Tuesday, May 10 2005