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  • Take care of your dry lips in summer
    By Health Blog on April 27, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    As this is summer season, besides dehydration lip cracks is the most common disease that prevail in this season. Due to high humidity and heat, the water content in the body gets absorbed by them quickly. The lips dry up easily if you don’t drink large amount of water every day. Dry air, cold temperatures and wind all have a drying effect on skin by drawing moisture away from the body. On an average, man has to drink 4-6 liters of water every day and a woman has to drink 3-5 liters water. If you drink less than this you are prone to crack your lips. Generally, lip balms are used to relieve chapped or dry lips. The primary purpose of lip balm is to provide an occlusive layer on the lip surface to seal moisture in lips and protect them from external exposure. Try to apply this lip balm directly as it is more effective than applying with your hand.

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  • Simple ailments and their Ayurveda treatments
    By Health Blog on April 25, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments

    Ayurveda is one of the things that Indians could be proud of, but nevertheless none could tap the entire knowledge from all the vedas completely to the layman’s tongue to be utilized in effective manner. Few household tips for simple ailments are as follows, the following are short term treatments and should be depended on these if at all the symptoms persist, rush to physician immediately.

    1. Cardamom is very effective in reducing cough and chewing it for long time can reduce cough and gives a quick relief or even decoction of it would also suffice.
    2. Extract juice from ginger add honey to it and give it to the patient.
    3. Soak few almonds in water overnight and make paste of them with butter and sugar and give it to patient suffering with dry cough

    Simple ailments and there Ayurveda treatments

    Simple ailments and their Ayurveda treatments

    1. Aloe Vera is well known cure for acne and is used as an ingredient in almost all the cosmetics pertaining to acne. Aloe Vera pulp is good natural cleanser. Its juice can be used over the acne eruptions to be cured.
    2. Carrot juice can be used as a treatment as it contains certain oils which will help indigestion.
    3. Egg whites should be used and applied after cleansing the skin thoroughly, and could be applied with a cotton swab.

    Stress and Alcoholism:
    1. Ginger is one that could reduce stress and constipation.
    2. Ashwagandha is one good herb that helps the patient get relieved from several common mental disorders and is advised to take in quantities of about 40ml per day to people who generally suffer from mood phobias ,anxiety etc.
    3. Brahmi is another such herb which herb which could be administered to children and adults less frequently who is suffering from restlessness and stress.
    4. Yoga is one another method which could help you get relieved from stress and several exercises to do so.

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  • Take care of your baby’s milk bottles!
    By Health Blog on April 25, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    Recently few measures are taken by few US departments on the standards of various products meant for children. The action was against the report by certain health groups.
    Babies are to be fed with mother’s milk, but sometimes mother will not be in position to feed them. So people go for bottle milk. Here comes the problem, US and Canada to limit the import of milk bottles because a chemical called bis phenol A used in making them is harmful and it may not show the effect immediately but is supposed to create problems during the growth of child (if chemical level is low it is safer to use plastics but one must ensure that.).The researchers reported that estrogen like chemicals will alter the development of brain and reproductive parts of children.

    Take care of your baby's milk bottles

    Take care of your baby's milk bottles

    Another Baby product but you would startle you is Baby milk formula. The researchers have found that most of the popular Baby’s milk formulas made out of cow’s milk contain a lot more content of per chlorate (which is used as an ingredient in solid rocket fuel) then the one made from soya. So, it is advised to try not to resort to baby milk formulas unless it is unavoidable.

    Few other baby products also like shampoo, lotions, creams are also reported to contain small amounts of carcinogens (agents that cause cancer).Chemical called 1, 4-dioxane or formaldehyde is found in very small quantities in Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo. The particular chemical is reported likely to be carcinogen although it was not added to products but was used in the manufacture.

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