Archive for April 3rd, 2013

Natural wonder – Honey

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Did you know honey is an effective natural skin moisturiser? Read on to find out more about the benefits of this sweet food.

A natural sweetener made by bees using nectar from flowers, honey,  is used in many medical traditions to treat varied ailments; and is  confirmed to have antibacterial and antiseptic properties.

Honey and its nutrients:

Honey is a mixture of sugars and other compounds. It contains mainly  carbohydrates: fructose and glucose; in addition to sucrose, maltose  and other complex carbohydrates. Honey also contains tiny amounts of several compounds that function as antioxidants. However, the specific composition of any batch of honey depends on the flowers available to the bees that produced the honey.


Tips to ward off insomnia

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Occasional sleeplessness is a common occurrence, with about 30 to 40 percent of adults report having symptoms of insomnia within a given year.

But you can take charge of your sleep by eliminating some of the bad habits that may be keeping you awake and restless.

First of all if you’re having difficulty falling asleep, don’t stay under the covers in hopes of somehow becoming drowsy, Nitun Verma, M.D., an Indian-origin sleep specialist and the medical director of the Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders in Fremont, California said.

“You don’t want to lie in bed and frown your eyebrows and force yourself to sleep. That almost universally backfires,” the Huffington Post quoted Dr. Verma as saying.

Instead, get up and try to find an activity that is somewhere between stimulating and boring, like reading a few chapters from a favorite book.


Nutrition Q&A: Diet chat for diabetic patient

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Nutrition and Dietetics expert, Parvathy Radhakrishnan answers readers’ questions on nutrition. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Wednesday.

Ms.Parvathy R.Krishnan,
I am a diabetic patient for the past 12 years.
I am a female aged 66 years.
I am presently taking the following medications:

Galvus -50 mg.                 Dosage     1 – 0 – 1      )(
Zoryl – 2                                                  1 – 0 – 1     )(FOR DIABIETIC


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