Archive for April 16th, 2013

Take care of your contact lenses

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Following simple hygiene tips can help keep your lenses clean and infection-free.

Your eyes are priceless and contact lenses can help you view the world unobstructed by glasses. However, mishandling of lenses can result in infections and other eye problems. Therefore, it is imperative to take proper care of contact lenses so you may enjoy them without any discomfort.

Caring for your contact lenses

Here are some important tips that’ll help you take care of your contact lenses: (more…)

Health and hygiene tips for men

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Hey guys! This one’s for you. As a belated New Year present, we decided to let the cat out of the bag and reveal some secret tips that’ll help you battle the most common health and hygiene woes men suffer from.

So without further ado, here are the secret seven!

7 Health and Hygiene tips every man should follow

1. Is that the sound someone digging a borewell?

Let’s face it, most men snore. Apart from the nuisance value, snoring is related to obesity, which makes the muscles inside the throat lax, thus producing a vibration that comes out as a sound or grunt. In some cases it may be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea or OSA. This condition blocks oxygen from going to the brain and could be a cause of a stroke which may be fatal. To reduce snoring, try sleeping on your side instead of your back. If the snoring persists, consult your physician.

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Health benefits of grapefruit

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Lose weight,  fend off the common cold and keep cancer at bay – all this and more with grapefruit.

Grapefruit and its nutrients

It’s tangy with a hint of sweetness – this citrus wonder — has a special flavour that rivals the oh-so popular orange while packing in greater health benefits.

Found in two varieties, red and white insides, the grapefruit is an excellent source of vitamin A and C. This humble fruit also packs in a god dose of dietary fibre and phytochemicals that can keep you safe from damage caused by free radicals.

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Ayurveda Q&A: Remedies to prevent hair greying

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Dr Gowthaman, Medical Director, Dr Gowthaman’s Ayurveda Panchakarma Center, Chennai, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

This week’s answers:

Hi,
Hello, my name is tanvi. I was living in India and now i am living in Canada. In india i was suffering from hair fall but in less amount and dandruff also and after coming to Canada hairfall is extreme and i am suffering from extreme dandruff. I am 13 years old. Please help me and guide me what to do as a remedy.
I was told by my friend to ask you.Reply as early as possible on this address only.
kamal pandya

Hi Kamal Pandya,

Dandruff could be due to the extreme weather conditions. Take 50 gm of Amla powder + 5 ml of fresh lemon juice + 1 egg white + 25 gm of fresh curd – Apply as pack followed by warm water wash after 15 – 30 minutes. This head pack is very effective in removing the dandruff and strengthens the hair roots and nourishes the hairs.

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