Archive for April 23rd, 2013

Nature’s own painkillers!

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Stop loading on painkillers and choose from nature’s bounties to fight pain. Read on…

Prolonged use of painkillers and antacids can tamper with your health in more ways than one. Why not instead, choose goodies from nature’s basket, to curb pain, naturally.

Yogurt: Commonly known as dahi or curd

Target: Stomach problems

Yogurt is rich in lactobacilli-the good bacteria that aids digestion, relieves stomach cramps and improves gastrointestinal function. You can choose from a variety of probiotic yogurts available in the market. Even better, blend together a cup of curd with fresh fruits like strawberries or bananas for flavored yogurt.

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Top 10 tips to fight fatigue

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

When your energy levels are low, everything you do becomes a big task. Read on for practical tips to fight fatigue.

If you struggle to make it through the day, avoid a social gathering due to the effort it involves or just feel plain tired day after day; it’s time to step back and rethink what’s bringing you down. Eliminate the things that sap your energy and bring in changes that give your energy levels a boost.

Top 10 tips to fight fatigue

Get some exercise: When you find your energy levels dropping, you could either reach for a chocolate bar or take a ten-minute walk. Opt for the walk, research shows it elevates your mood and energy levels for longer while a sugar boost will increase your energy initially but cause a drop a while later. (more…)

Being healthy key to good looks

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Good nutrition, exercise and sun protection are the best things for appearance and self-esteem, Australia’s head of cosmetic surgery has said.

Dr Colin Moore told plastic surgeons, dermatologists and cosmetic that there is an increasing emphasis on holistic and preventative strategies.

Moore said that it is a very exciting time for cosmetic medical practice and it underscores the multidisciplinary nature of the growing specialty, news.com.au reported.

One of the most exciting developments in the field was described by Gold Coast practitioner Dr Ralph Bright, who said that a person’s own stem cells are used to rejuvenate damaged skin.

He said that the method is most commonly used as an alternative to knee-replacement surgery and will hopefully be used to help people, who were disfigured in accidents.

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Ayurveda Q&A: Home remedies for liver cirrhosis

Tuesday, April 23rd, 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 doctor

I have pain on upper abdomen for the past two years. I had take CT and MRI scan and there is no problem and I was given pain killer and some anti-biotic. I took the pills for some times but still there is pain. Doctors say that it may be Costochondritis. Is there any remedy for this. Kindly suggest a treatment.

V.RAJKUMAR
TANJORE

Hi Rajkumar,

Check your diet, Avoid spicy, salty foods and drinks. Very importantly avoid drinking large amount of water immediately after food.

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