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20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 8

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

8. EAT YOGURT

 

Fact: An average 8-oz. serving of yogurt has 8 to 10 grams of protein and up to 35 percent of the recommended daily intake of Calcium.

 

The benefits of yogurt have been underestimated by most people. Yogurt has millions of healthy bacteria which are helpful for colon health. Colon is a very important organ to detoxify our body. These bacteria work in conjunction with each other to make sure we digest the food right and eliminate the toxins.

Eating yogurt 2-3 times a day with meals or as snacks will promote healing. It is a rich source of calcium, protein and vitamin d. It improves bone and muscle strength, improves immunity and improves joint functions.

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20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 7

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 29, 2012 at 8:00 am

7. DRINK MORE WATER

 

Fact: 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. Drinking 5 glasses of water daily decreases the risk of colon cancer by 45%, plus it can slash the risk of breast cancer by 79%, and one is 50% less likely to develop bladder cancer.

Over 70% of human body is made of water, making it the most valuable energy source.

Benefits include

*Clears all body toxins

*Improves colon and bladder health

*Improves circulation

*Improves muscle strength

*Improves skin texture

*Promotes muscle growth.

*Reduces weight

*Better mood

*Better exercise

*Increased productivity

*Reduces fatigue and tiredness

20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 6

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 28, 2012 at 9:43 am

6. WAKE UP EARLY IN MORNING

 

Fact: Successful people are early risers

We all have heard this multiple times from our elders that “Early to bed and early to rise, makes a person healthy, wealthy and wise.” It is very true. I know it is very hard to get up early in the morning with the kind of lifestyle we have, but once you do it, you feel so good, that you would want to do it again and again. That one extra hour in the morning is most productive part of the day. Whatever you would do in that one hour would lead to great results. There are multiple reasons for that.

a. You are fresh,

b. You are relaxed.

c. You are well rested.

d. Your mind is not racing with multiple thoughts in the first hour.

e. Highest concentration of positive hormones in the morning.

So, if you have some work which you have been wanting to do for a while, but do not get enough time to finish it off, try once to do it in that one hour.

 

 

20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 5

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 27, 2012 at 8:00 am

5. FORGIVE 

Fact: “Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest.” ~Sri Chinmoy

 

To err is Human. We all make mistakes knowingly or unknowingly on a daily basis. Mistakes are our best teachers. They always teach us something. We get wiser with each mistake. It’s hard for people to forgive others and sometimes own self for things that happened. Whether someone has done it deliberately or undeliberately, it has happened already. There is not point holding it on for long. When we keep things unsolved for too long, it settles in the subconscious and creates waves of unpleasant neurochemical reactions which are harmful for mind and body. So forgive self or others for what they have done so that you can settle your subconscious.

20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 4

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 26, 2012 at 8:00 am

4. LISTEN TO CALMING MUSIC

 

Fact: Music greatly modifies our mental disposition.

Music has a big role on our mind and body. Different tones and vibrations relate to different parts and glands of our body. Relaxing music triggers our auditory-neuro-hormonal pathway and promotes relaxation and sense of well being. When we are relaxed, we think positive. Thinking positive in turn leads to good thoughts and ultimately good actions. Music can become a source of energy. By listening to favorite music, a person can feel a bigger moral strength and a stronger wish to commence or continue a desired activity. Beautiful music decorates life, makes people kinder and develops positive spiritual qualities.

20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 3

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 25, 2012 at 8:00 am

3. CALL AN OLD FRIEND

 

Fact: If you cannot think of any nice things to say about your friends, then you have the wrong friends.

It is always good to connect with friends. Our memories make up our sub-conscious mind. Reviving good memories creates multiple effects in body.

a. Relaxes our mind

b. Creates positive self esteem

c. Improves brain function

Friends are people who we grow with as a person we are today. They are very important. We cannot choose our parents, but we can choose our friends. Friends help us when we are in need. There are many instances in life where the only people you can think of are friends. We cannot even share some things with parents or siblings. Good friends are strong walls you can lean on anytime without fear of being hurt.

Just remember the one instance from your memory lanes when you were really having a good time with a friend. Call him or her and try to relive those memories whenever possible.

20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 2

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 24, 2012 at 8:00 am

2. SMILE

Fact: It takes 43 muscles to frown but only 17 muscles to smile. So better Smile and save some energy.

Smile increases endorphins and serotonin in body leading to good feeling. It has been said for a long time that ‘Smile goes a long way’.

It is so true. You would realize that you enjoy going to places where people greet you with smile. You also like to socialize with people who are smiling. Smile is addictive. You can test it anytime. Next time you see a person walking or sitting next to your table in a restaurant, give them a smile. I am 100% sure that that person would give you a smile back.

SMILE IS CONTAGIOUS.

When you give a smile to someone, you not only improve yourself, but you also improve others. They feel important and worthy of a smile. It creates a chain reaction. And it is such a great feel to know that you are the catalyst of that chain reaction.

So, Smile.

20 DAYS TOWARDS HAPPINESS AND HEALTH: DAY 1

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 23, 2012 at 8:00 am

1. CHANGE PERCEPTION

Fact: Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to you.

For a change, see positive in everything that happens in your life. Right from getting up to going to bed at night, see everything with a positive attitude. Humans have evolved over thousands of years. By nature, we always try to think of negative first to make sure we are safe. A lot of times, it is the factor of competition or jealousy which stops us from thinking good things about events or people we come across in our lives. By thinking good of events and people, we create a harmonious relationship within ourselves which boosts our confidence and mood. We see things better and better things start happening to us. Let’s say that you feel that your boss has been mean to you for some reason. For a change, try to see it as by doing that he is doing good to you. He may be mean because you are doing well than others and he is scared that his position may be lost because you are a potential candidate. Or, he is going through some trouble in his life and somehow he is projecting the negativity to outside world and you being the most vulnerable, you get to bear the brunt of his behavior.

So, just take it easy, relax and think positive.

RED WINE: GOOD OR BAD

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 22, 2012 at 8:00 am

So, everyone says alcohol in general is bad. That statement is 100% true for people who do not know how much to drink. Most people keep drinking till they feel the kick. They want to feel the sense of feeling ‘HIGH” . But alcohol, especially wine could be a life saver when taken in moderation for medicinal purposes. By far, most of us know that Red Wine is the healthiest of all alcohols known to mankind so far. But we still need to know certain things about Red Wine to make it either our friend or enemy.

Goods about Red Wine

1. Slows the progression of neurological degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

2. Reduces the risk of heart disease by

  • Raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the “good” cholesterol
  • Reduces the formation of blood clots
  • Helps prevent artery damage caused by high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol

3. Reduces the risk of certain cancers: thyroid cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and renal cancer.

Bads about Red Wine

1. Elevates triglyceride levels,

2. Increases risks of certain cancers: oral cancers, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, cancer of the rectum, liver cancer, and breast cancer.

3. Addiction: Of course, it may make you addicted to it which is the worst of all.

Drink in Moderation: Preferably not at all

Red wine’s potential heart-healthy benefits look promising. Those who drink moderate amounts of alcohol, including red wine, seem to have a lower risk of heart disease. However, more research is needed before we know whether red wine is better for your heart than are other forms of alcohol, such as beer or spirits.

Neither the American Heart Association nor the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute recommend that you start drinking alcohol just to prevent heart disease. Alcohol can be addictive and can cause or worsen other health problems.

Drinking too much increases your risk of high blood pressure, high triglycerides, liver damage, obesity, certain types of cancer, accidents and other problems. In addition, drinking too much alcohol regularly can cause cardiomyopathy — weakened heart muscle — causing symptoms of heart failure in some people. If you have heart failure or a weak heart, you should avoid alcohol completely. If you take aspirin daily, you should avoid or limit alcohol, depending on your doctor’s advice. You also shouldn’t drink alcohol if you’re pregnant. If you have questions about the benefits and risks of alcohol, talk to your doctor about specific recommendations for you.

If you already drink red wine, do so in moderation. Moderate drinking is defined as an average of two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women. The limit for men is higher because men generally weigh more and have more of an enzyme that metabolizes alcohol than women do.

A drink is defined as 12 ounces (355 milliliters, or mL) of beer, 5 ounces (148 mL) of wine or 1.5 ounces (44 mL) of 80-proof distilled spirits.

SODA IS A KILLER…

In Health, Healthcare, Medicine on June 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Some of the most common issues that many doctors deal with are Asthma,Diabetes, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, stress, heart disease, teeth problems and obesity. Our western culture has introduced Carbonated waters over last few decades. The problems have worsened since then. It is a simple logic. Sodas have carbon dioxide as a gas. Carbon dioxide is a toxic product which is actually exhaled out by lungs. It is a waste product. But when we put that carbon dioxide in out Gastrointestinal system, it does not have a way to come out easily. the toxic carbon dioxide gas continues to cause harmful effects in the body leading to all the major health problems as mentioned above. the picture below is a very good representation.

of what sodas can lead to.

BAD FOR TEETH

BAD FOR KIDNEYS

BAD FOR HEART

BEAD FOR STOMACH AND COLON

BAD FOR URINARY BLADDER

BAD FOR REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM

BAD FOR BRAIN

BAD FOR BONES

WORSENS DIABETES

LEADS  TO WEIGHT GAIN

SO OVERALL, SODA IS VERY BAD. STOP DRINKING SODA FOR BETTER HEALTH

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