Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Health Tip : Here are 10 Foods That Burn Fat

Health tips to burn fat

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1. Oats : Its not only tastes great but also reduces your hunger. Oats contains fiber which helps and stabilizes the levels of cholesterol.
2. Eggs : Eggs are the rich sources of proteins and low in calories. Eggs helps us to build the muscles and develops the good cholesterol.
3. Apples : Apples are enriched with powerful antioxidants and other supplements. Most importantly it contains Pectin which helps to reduce the fat cells in the body.
4. Green Chillies : Green chillies contains Capsaicin which helps to develop the body growth cells and burns the calories in quick time.
5. Garlic : Garlic contains Allicin which has anti-bacterial properties helps us to reduce the fat and removes the bad cholesterol.
6. Honey : Honey is the best one to burn fat. Add honey in warm water and take it daily in the early morning.
7. Green Tea : Green Tea is the most effective one which helps you to lose weight. It contains Antioxidants which helps and stabilizes our body weight.Take daily 2 cups of tea for a better results.
8. Wheat Grass : It boosts our metabolism and helps to reduce the fat.
9. Tomatoes : Tomatoes helps us to burn the fat in quick time. It also helps us to stay away from cancer. So Take tomatoes in your diet regularly.
10. Dark Chocolate : Dark chocolate contains Flavonoids, anti-inflammatory properties which helps to reduce the cholesterol levels in the blood. It boost the growth of serotonin in the blood and also burns t


How many folks do you know who say they don't want to drink anything before going to bed because they'll have to get up during the night.
Heart Attack and Water - I never knew all of this ! Interesting.......
Something else I didn't know ... I asked my Doctor why people need to urinate so much at night time. Answer from my Cardiac Doctor - Gravity holds water in the lower part of your body when you are upright (legs swell). When you lie down and the lower body (legs and etc) seeks level with the kidneys, it is then that the kidneys remove the water because it is easier. This then ties in with the last statement!
I knew you need your minimum water to help flush the toxins out of your body, but this was news to me. Correct time to drink water...
Very Important. From A Cardiac Specialist!
Drinking water at a certain time maximizes its effectiveness on the body
2 glasses of water after waking up - helps activate internal organs
1 glass of water 30 minutes before a meal - helps digestion
1 glass of water before taking a bath - helps lower blood pressure
1 glass of water before going to bed - avoids stroke or heart attack
I can also add to this... My Physician told me that water at bed time will also help prevent night time leg cramps. Your leg muscles are seeking hydration when they cramp and wake you up with a Charlie Horse.
Mayo Clinic Aspirin Dr. Virend Somers, is a Cardiologist from the Mayo Clinic, who is lead author of the report in the July 29, 2008 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Most heart attacks occur in the day, generally between 6 A.M. and noon. Having one during the night, when the heart should be most at rest, means that something unusual happened. Somers and his colleagues have been working for a decade to show that sleep apnea is to blame.
1. If you take an aspirin or a baby aspirin once a day, take it at night.
The reason: Aspirin has a 24-hour "half-life"; therefore, if most heart attacks happen in the wee hours of the morning, the Aspirin would be strongest in your system.
2. FYI, Aspirin lasts a really long time in your medicine chest, for years, (when it gets old, it smells like vinegar).
Please read on...
Something that we can do to help ourselves - nice to know. Bayer is making crystal aspirin to dissolve instantly on the tongue.
They work much faster than the tablets.
Why keep Aspirin by your bedside? It's about Heart Attacks.
There are other symptoms of a heart attack, besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating; however, these symptoms may also occur less frequently.
Note: There may be NO pain in the chest during a heart attack.
The majority of people (about 60%) who had a heart attack during their sleep did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep.
If that happens, immediately dissolve two aspirins in your mouth and swallow them with a bit of water.
Afterwards: - Call 911. - Phone a neighbor or a family member who lives very close by.- Say "heart attack!" - Say that you have taken 2 Aspirins.
Take a seat on a chair or sofa near the front door, and wait for their arrival and ...DO NOT LIE DOWN!
A Cardiologist has stated that if each person after receiving this e-mail, sends it to 10 people, probably one life could be saved!
I have already shared this information. What about you?
Do forward this message. It may save lives!
"Life is a one time gift"

Friday, August 15, 2014

Indians' craving for salt leading to a rising number of strokes in country

Restricting It Must Be Part Of Policy Planning, Say Docs
Almost 1.65 million people across the world die due to heart problems brought on by excess intake of salt, said a research analyzing populations from 187 countries.

The paper, published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on Thursday, found that the average consumption of salt across the globe was 3.95gm per day , nearly double the 2gm recommended by the World Health Organization.

A separate Indian study released a few days ago--the INDIAB study of the Indian Council for Medical Research--found that the mean salt intake in urban India was 7.6gm per day , much higher than the global mean.

"It is well known that salt or sodium is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke," said endocrinologist Dr Shashank Joshi, one of the lead authors of the INDIAB study .
Considering that one in four Indian adults suffers from high blood pressure, one can gauge the extent of heart problems caused by salt.

The highlight of NEJM's study , conducted by a 100-member team of academicians led by Tufts University , is that it's the first to quantify the effect of excess sodium on cardiovascular diseases. The final conclusion was that in 2010 alone, around 1.65 million across the world suffered fatal heart problems aggravated by their high sodium intake.

To arrive at the conclusion, the study--funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation--analyzed existing data from 205 surveys of sodium intake in 66 countries. The effects of sodium on blood pressure and of blood pressure on cardiovascular diseases were determined separately . The researchers then combined these findings with the current rates of cardiovascular diseases around 187 countries to estimate the number of cardiovascular deaths attributable to sodium consumption above 2gm per day .

"This important study reiterates that excess salt intake is equivalent to tobacco intake in terms of human disease and death. India ranks high on the list of countries with excess salt intake and resultant cardiovascular disease and deaths," said senior Delhi-based endocrinologist Dr Anoop Misra. He felt that a reduction in salt intake is not possible without legal restrictions and policy changes. "Salt restriction should be at the top of health policy planning to contain hypertension and heart disease," he added.

The INDIAB study on the prevalence of diabetes and hypertension in India published two weeks ago found that Indians have a "salt-preponderance". "We crave salt. We not only reach for packed namkeen stuff and dishes high on salt, we also take hidden salt in pickles, papads, etc," said Joshi.

The explosion of hypertension in the country is higher than diabetes.
"The number of Indians suffering stroke is rising. One of the causes is our high salt intake," said Joshi.

The NEJM study found that four out of five global deaths attributable to higher than recommended sodium intakes occurred in middleand low-income countries. The research team also said the 1.65 million deaths meant that nearly one in 10 of all deaths from cardiovascular causes worldwide was due to higher salt ingestion. It concluded that strong policies are needed to reduce dietary sodium across the world.

Maha On Sodium High The INDIAB study of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released data last fortnight, showing the mean salt intake in urban areas was significantly higher than that in the rural areas (7.6gm per day against 6.8gm per day).

The mean salt intake was highest in Chandigarh (8.3gm per day), followed by Maharashtra (7.2gm per day), Tamil Nadu (6.8gm per day) and Jharkhand (5.9gm per day).

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I’ve learnt my lesson Top 10 city docs on the healthy promise they are trying to keep, and how you can too

Exercise to get into that pair of jeans DR FIRUZA PARIKH, fertility specialist Imust remind myself of the aphorism, physician, heal thyself. Exercise, yoga and a sensible diet are my priorities for the year. I need to work on getting into that pair of jeans I have secretly locked away in my cupboard. 
    As for my patients, I'm going to stress on concentrating on the simple things that help increase reproductive potential —adequate exercise, balanced diet, taking vitamin supplements, and sleeping well. Plastics, that we use every day, have a toxic effect on our reproductive organs. It's important that I discuss the outcome with couples during consultation.

Bring back fun into my life 
developmental paediatrician 

    I've been falling in love with my work, and now realise, it may not be such a good thing, actually! As we progress in our careers, we tend to focus on output and targets at the expense of having fun. This only ends up reducing efficiency, and ruining your health. I used to be a regular at salsa classes, but haven't had the time to do it in a while. My plan is to make sure this year is about bringing back fun into my life.

Strive to achieve a gadget-detox 
DR PARUL TANK, psychiatrist 

    In Latin, 'mens sana in corpore sano' means a healthy mind in a healthy body. This year, I wish to work towards achieving it. It's tough for a doctor to find time to exercise, but it's important if I must stay fit for patients who seek emotional solace from me. I am trying to reduce the importance of technology in my life. We are reaching out to phones, the Internet and social media to achieve targets and success and dodge boredom. In the bargain, our listening and communicating skills are getting blunted. It's an advice I am going to share with my patients, too.

Start eating fish regularly 
Ineed to stop thinking about nutrition 24/7, and train my focus on socialising. Regular walks in the park and playing badminton, meeting close friends and family for dinner is what I am keen to incorporate into my schedule. But since I cannot be separated from my profession (laughs), I plan to spread awareness about the benefits of including fish in your diet. It's known to protect against heart disease, stroke, is great for your skin and brain functions. At the moment, I get my supply of Omega 3 fatty acids through supplements, but I've made up my mind about including fish in my meals.

Play with my daughter 
Ayurveda practitioner 
As an Ayurveda expert, I'm aware of the benefits of the Dincharya, the practice of promoting a healthy mind and body. The way to achieve it is through Pranayama and Yogasanas, Oil Pulling, Rasayana, Nasya, Anjan, Karna puran etc. I've decided I must practise a few of these myself. I'm also going to stay away from stress, and count the little blessings, spend time doing what makes me happy — playing with my daughter. This will be my way be at peace with the world.

Spend time meditating 
DR AASHISH ARBAT, Knee and hip replacement surgeon 
Iam a regular gymmer, and my expertise makes it evident when I see people exercise around me that that they are doing it incorrectly or over-exercising. This is especially harmful after 35, and leads to shoulder and knee injuries. My resolution is to stick to a healthy diet, not skip meals, do floor exercises instead of skipping and running on the treadmill, and replace it with cycling and badminton in a bid to protect my joints. And yes, I am making time to take care of my mind too with Pranayam and meditation.

Cut stress with a Bali holiday 
DR APRATIM GOEL, Non-surgical cosmetic specialist 
I'm committed to lessening the obsession with being 'thin and fair'. Crash dieting does more harm than good, and ODing on fairness creams is a recipe in disaster because so many of them contain hidden ingredients like steroids and mercury. I will continue to bust myths associated with skin health, like — moisturing oily skin leads to acne. Removing your make-up at the end of the day and moisturising your skin, no matter what type, are two of the most important bits of advice I give my patients. I will make time for the well-deserved holiday in Bali.

Give more listening time to patients 
I've planned to listen attentively to my patients. A doctor's daily life is cluttered with incessant calls and complaints. Amid the chaos, we stand the danger of losing track of our primary duty — listen to the patient and attend to his primary worry. It's one the main causes for dissatisfaction among patients; not being given a patient hearing and answering their queries. This harms the relationship between patient and doctor, and can even affect success of treatment. I'm keen to change this.

Discuss cutting-edge technology 
knee and hip surgeon 
This year, I've resolved to propagate new technology available in the field of joint replacement surgery. Disability from arthritis has risen manifold, especially among younger patients. It's the expectation of this group that must be addressed while taking into account that a long term solution is the need of the hour. I must spread the word about tissue preserving customised techniques of joint replacement that allow faster recovery and better results.

Eat healthy so that my kids learn too 
Orthopaedic physiotherapist 
Like charity, fitness begins at home. I'm trying to strike the delicate balance between food, sleep and exercise. I make time for a mix of cycling, swimming and gymming, which I will continue in the hope that my kids learn healthy habits, too. Restricting oily food, sweets helps keep cardiac disease, diabetes, and hypertension at bay

Effects of High Blood Pressure