Posts Tagged ‘Depression’

4 steps to thinking healthy revealed

Monday, March 17th, 2014

crop1_240X240_17MAR14Intuitive healer Inna Segal in her book ‘The Secret of Life Wellness: The Essential Guide to Life’s Big Questions’ has highlighted four steps that can help you in your aim to think healthy.

Segal said that many people have a complicated relationship with their looks, shaped by past hurt, fear, guilt, anger or frustration, but that could be repaired in four steps, which all work to confront negative emotions and change the way one thinks, reported.

First step is that one should focus on improving their confidence, standing up for themselves, setting better boundaries and question their motivation.

Step two is releasing the emotion, for example when one has identified the feeling, they should try to physically release it. One technique is to do exercise like running, boxing or dancing.


Consumption of energy drinks linked to depression in teens

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Soft-Drinks_240x240_mar10A new study has found that consumption of energy drinks among teenagers may be linked with poor mental health and substance use.

Researchers are calling for limits on teen’s access to the drinks and reduction in the amount of the caffeine in each can.

The paper by researchers at the University of Waterloo and Dalhousie University, found that high school students prone to depression as well as those who smoke marijuana or drink alcohol are more likely to consume energy drinks than their peers.

“While it remains unclear why these associations exist, the trend is a concern because of the high rate of consumption among teenagers,” Sunday Azagba, a researcher at the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact at the University of Waterloo and lead author on the paper, said.


Smoking associated with wide range of diseases

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

food03_240x240_jan20A new report by the US surgeon general has increased the list of diseases associated with cigarettes.

The 980-page, research-based report says smoking could cause liver and colorectal cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, impaired immune function, ectopic pregnancy and erectile dysfunction, Politico reported.

In the report, acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak described a “robust body of evidence”, which has accumulated over the past 50 years, and shown the consequences of smoking and smoke exposure across a range of diseases and organ systems.

According to the report, the risk for developing diabetes is particularly significant: as much as 40 per cent higher among smokers compared to non-smokers.


Smoking rate declines among Indian men

Monday, January 13th, 2014

saff_01_240x240A new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington has revealed that India has made progress in reducing the prevalence of daily smoking among men.

Smoking is the third top risk for health loss in India, leading to nearly one million deaths each year in the country.

Between 1980 and 2012, smoking prevalence among Indian men decreased from 33.8 percent to 23 percent.

According to the research India has more female smokers – over 12.1 million – than any country except the United States.

In 2012, female smoking prevalence was 3.2 percent, which is virtually unchanged since 1980.

“Smoking rates remain dangerously high for men and there is more work to be done to drive these rates lower,” Dr. Srinath Reddy, President of the Public Health Foundation of India, said in response to the findings.


10 steps to beat alcohol blues

Friday, January 10th, 2014

saff_03_240x240Scientists have suggested a simple ten step approach to help you keep an eye on your alcohol intake so that you can maintain a healthy lifestyle despite your love for drinking.

Jurgen Rehm from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Canada, and David Nutt, Neuropsychopharmacologist from Imperial College London, have created an integrated set of evidence-based strategies focusing on what individuals and governments can do to reduce the personal and public costs of alcohol.

The first four points focus on personal health behaviour. Nutt and Rehm suggest that the first step is monitoring alcohol intake by knowing your numbers in much the same way you would know your BP or calorie intake.


Ayurveda Q&A: Detoxification therapies for diabetes

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

DrGowthaman240111Dr Gowthaman, Founder and Medical Director, rVita Ayurveda and Yoga Centers and, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda.

Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

My mother is suffering from sleeplessness stress and anxiety. She is being treated for this with ayurvedic medicines. She has been prescribed following medicines
A.B rasa
Dadimastaka choorna
Panchamrita PRT
Pravala bhasma DDP
Sarpaganda churna
Shankapushpi churna
Gokshura churna
But the problem is she is facing dysentery, shivering and weakness. Please recommend the remedy for this.

Hi, All these above medicines are good for dysentery and diarrhoea related problems. She is suffering for mal absorption syndrome; please stop all the medications except the Dadimashtaka choornam. This powder please give 3 gm mixed with warm water or Diluted buttermilk, thrice daily 30 minutes after food.


Eat your way to a healthier heart!

Friday, December 20th, 2013

We’ve all heard this till we’re deaf: foods and lifestyle habits can reverse heart disease risk factors like cholesterol, high blood pressure, triglycerides, diabetes. Here’s a list for you to start now, to give your heart some yum benefits.

Chilli powder: Shaking hot chilli powder on food may help prevent a spike in insulin levels after meals. A small study in Australia showed that simply adding chilli to a burger meal produced lower insulin levels in overweight volunteers. Chilli powder is a blend of five spices, while dried chilli pepper comes from a single hot pepper. Both are good substitutes for salt in recipes. Avid if you have acidity or ulcer or sensitive stomach issues


How to lose weight before wedding day

Friday, November 15th, 2013

In order to lose weight, there are two paths to be followed by a bride-to-be, either hitting the panic button and achieve nothing or plan out and follow a bridal bootcamp and be at one’s svelte best.

Following are some pointers to plan out the most effective exercise routine for some last-minute relief.

A bride can workout at home, join a fitness studio or a gym.

Whichever way the bride chooses, the ideal package requires a combination of strength/resistance training two to three times a weeks, as well as cardio and yoga/ pilates on the rest of the days alternatively, Andpersand reported.

Most women are conscious of flabby arms, stout thighs or a flabby mid-line.

Therefore, it’s best to concentrate on these trouble spots during the bootcamp routine, where one could opt for pilates, TRX, body combat or yoga for the quickest results.


Walk 30 minutes a day to prevent diabetes: Dr. Ajgaonkar

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Diabetologist, Dr.V. S. Ajgaonkar, has been practicing Diabetology for last 50 yrs. He is a Fellow at All India Institute of Diabetes. He has participated as Faculty Member in National and International Conferences. He has authored Diet for Diabetics and Handbook of Oral Anti Diabetic Drugs.

He encourages medical students to develop communication skills with the patients and relatives.

Dr.Ajgaonkar answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

What are the symptoms of diabetics and what should be the sugar level on fasting an PP?
Normal fasting should be less than 110 mg/dl after 2 hrs of lunch less than 140mg/dl.
The symptoms if occur would be like excess hunger, thirst, urination, blurred vision, repetitive change of eye glasses, frequent boils, infections and ringworms, tingling, numbness, burning of feet, cramps, aches is calves and thighs, delayed healing of wounds, itching in the private parts, etc.


Most women unhappy with partners and fake orgasms

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Most women have had a one-night stand, and didn’t regret it, and the majority has also faked an orgasm, a survey has revealed.

According to the survey, half the women admitted that they are unhappy with their sex lives and one in 10 Australian women confessed that they would sleep with their partner’s friend if they knew they wouldn’t get caught, reported.

The Sunday Telegraph’s ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ survey also showed that three quarters of women said they had faked an orgasm and one in 10 women admitted they were no longer attracted to their partner.

Sex therapist and relationship counselor, Matty Silver, explained that as only one in five women can have an organism through penetrative sex, so they fake it.


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