Thursday, May 21, 2009

Benefits/Drawbacks of Alcohol

People have used alcohol in one form or another since prehistoric times. There are some benefits as well as drawbacks of consuming Alcohol.  Alcohol helps prevent age-related dementia, improves appitite and promotes happy mood.  However, prolonged unlimited consumption may result in addiction, hangovers and liver disorders.
Unlike other foods alcohol is not digested, its absorbed by the blood.  The liver metabolizes alcohol. Continous use of excess alcohol damages the liver.   Alcohol is said to control the blood cholesterol. Almost any starchy /sweet food can be turned into alcohol.

Get easy photo sharing with Windows LiveT Photos. Drag n' drop

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

What is AIDS?

AIDS - Acquired immune deficiency syndrome, still has no cure.  This is caused by HIV - human immunodeficiency virus.  This virus directly attacks the immune system of an individual. It reduces absorption of nutrients, especially folate, riboflavin, thiamine, and vitamins B6 and B12.  Person affected by this virus should take a well balanced diet inorder to keep away complications and weight loss.  Death in a affect is person is mostly due to starvation than complications caused by the virus.  The affected individual should never starve.  He should rather concentrate on keeping him/her well hydrated and nourished. 
Doctors suggest the infected person to take nutritional supplements to prevent deficiencies caused by this virus.  The infected person should eat foods that are well cooked and should avoid eating partially cooked vegetables and meat.  They should refrain from consuming alchol as it might worsen.

Get easy photo sharing with Windows Live™ Photos. Drag n' drop

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Garlic - The wonder drug

Garlic, 'the wonder drug' has been known for its herbal and curative properties.  It is a natural musquito repellent.  It is also a powerful antioxidant and immune booster with anti-inflammatory properties. Garlic also contains the powerful antioxidant mineral selenium, known for its anti-cancer properties.  The sulfur compounds in garlic have been found to have anti-inflammatory effects by inhibiting the activity of inflammatory enzymes.This also serves as a natural body detoxifier.  If your skin is not over sensitive to garlic it can also be applied directly to acne spots or herpes.


Raw garlic has a very strong flavour.  Some people prefer to take garlic supplements. These pills and capsules have the advantage of avoiding bad breath.  The antioxidant properties of garlic can also protect against cardiovascular disease.  Garlic is renowned for its abilities to lower cholesterol and blood pressure naturally and protect against heart disease and stroke. Garlic health benefits against bacteria, fungi, viruses like herpes simplex viruses, inflammation, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol levels.


For more health tips click here :

MSN Quiz Test your skill and wits on this revered battleground of knowledge IMing with Windows Live Messenger just got better.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Chikunguniya - Tips to overcome the after effects

Chikunguniya! This is a painful disease that keeps its after effects for months to-gether. However, some sincere and dedicated efforts can help recover quickly. This deadly virus mostly affects the limbs and joints below the hip. It makes one difficult to walk, particularly after resting for a while. Need to be very careful while walking as sprains are easy to come.
I was consulting a physiotherapist, who explained me about the damage this virus creates. It primarily damages the liquid at the joints which acts as a lubricant and hence creates this pain.

Now how do we recreate the liquid?
1) Pure exercise. Need to walk daily atleast for 30 minutes in the morning. This will help quickly create those lubricants required for the joints and limbs
2) Drink Water. Take ample water on a daily basis. Preferably have tender coconuts. Live more on fruits, so that you get the required nutrition and protiens
3) Warm Water Fermentation: Take half a bucket of warm water. Add a pinch of crystal salt and then dip your legs for 15-20 minutes daily morning and evening. This will help improve blood circulation, and relieves pain to an extent.
4) Some stretching exercise. Sit down and stretch your legs straight. Use a towel or a rope to pull your feet inwards. Hold it for about 20 seconds and then release. Do this atleast 5 times to both your feet.
Also stand up and fold your leg backwards and hold the feet and stretch as much as possible. Do this for both your feet atleast 5 times. You can do this twice a day.

Okay. I guess this is too much to follow, but believe me, this will help. I know people who have been careless and are suffering from the pains even after a year.

Write to me if you need to know more