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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Healthy Way to Gain Weight

World over heftiness has been delegated a noteworthy issue however very little has been talked about people attempting to put on weight. Being fat or underweight are two sides of an indistinguishable coin from both result from a lopsided eating regimen. In therapeutic terms, a man whose body mass list (BMI) is over 30 is viewed as fat and beneath 18.5 is viewed as underweight. While a great many people are very much aware of unsafe impacts of being overweight, they essentially ignore or are unconscious of the wellbeing dangers connected with being underweight.

The unsafe impacts of being underweight incorporate impedance of safe capacity, expanded defenselessness to diseases. osteoporosis, breaks, fruitfulness issues and dementia. It would not be right to state that being underweight is therapeutically similarly as unfortunate as being fat. Consequently, it is basic for every person to keep up a solid body weight and way of life. Sound body weight separated from decreasing the defenselessness to different sicknesses, likewise converts into feeling more vigorous and having the capacity to accomplish more exercises.

People as a rule partner being underweight with not exactly ideal nourishment consumption i.e. getting less vitality through sustenance or being over dynamic. In any case, weight pick up is similarly as hard as getting thinner. One of the initial steps is to recognize the hidden reason for being underweight i.e. it might be because of hypothyroidism which should be dealt with. Post understanding the fundamental cause, one needs to list down the day by day real exercises and investigate the calorie admission. This is the thing that your adjacent nutritionists can help you with. In this article I have attempted to list down some bland eating routine and way of life tips which can be effortlessly consolidated by anybody in his/her day by day schedule.

Below are some easy, well established and effective tips to gain weight :

# Consume more calories 

As a rough estimate, if you wish to gain weight steadily, you should aim to eat 300-500 calories more than you burn each day. And if you wish to gain weight fast, you should aim to consume 700-1000 calories more than you burn. Further, you should be having at least 3 meals a day with the right combination of protein, carbs and fat in each meal.

# Increase your sleep time

Your body rests and absorbs nutrients while spending minimum calories when you sleep. Hence, you should aim to get 8-9 hours of sleep each day to ensure all the calories consumed are stored in your body.

# Have protein rich and energy dense diet

You need to make sure that you gain healthy amount of muscle mass and subcutaneous fat and not just unhealthy belly fat.  As your muscles are made up of protein,you should aim to intake 1.5-2.2 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. Protein rich foods include meats, fish, eggs, dairy products and whey protein (in case you are unable to include enough proteins in diet). Further, you should aim to include energy dense foods in your diet. Such foods include nuts, dried fruit, cream, potatoes, dark chocolate, avocados and peanut butter.

# Hit the gym

While it may seem counter intuitive to burn your calories by hitting the gym, lifting weights at least 2-3 times a week will ensure that the excess calories result in muscle mass and not just body fat.

Apart from following above tips, you need to follow a diet plan that has been customized as per your dietary preferences, lifestyle, medical history, metabolism and body type. Meet your nearest nutritionist to get a customized diet plan. This along with continuous tracking of results will help you in achieving your ideal body weight in minimum time and in a sustainable manner.

Treat Chikungunya Fever using These Home Remedies

Chikungunya is a viral malady which is brought about by the nibble of contaminated Aedes mosquitoes. Because of the little information about the malady, it has brought on a considerable measure of frenzy among individuals. It is from time to time life debilitating. The most difficult part of chikungunya is the time of agony and swelling in the joints. This is because of the reaction of one’s own safe framework to the parts the joints. This is known as an auto-resistant reaction. This is most normally experienced by more seasoned individuals in light of the fact that on the off chance that they have a previous joint propensity, they endure gravely. This disease has gotten to be common nowadays and influencing lives of thousands.

Ayurvedic perspective of chikungunya fever

In Ayurveda, it is known as sandhi jwara that truly signifies ‘fever of the joints’.Chikungunya fever is considered as vata dosha issue. In chikungunya, Ayurveda has faith in upgrading the insusceptibility of a person. Along these lines, Immunomodulator prescriptions are endorsed that balance the resistant reaction of the body against antigens which unintentionally influence the joints. Ayurvedic treatment inverts the fiery procedure and also keeps the tissue harm. Prescriptions to enhance invulnerability, solutions to lessen fever and treatment to cut down muscle torment, queasiness, weakness, rash and cerebral pain are given in Ayurveda alongside restoration drugs.

Allopathic treatment choices are symptomatic for relieving the agony and fever alongside mitigating drugs, in such cases healing cause delayed joint torment which may require analgesics alongside long haul calming treatment.

There is a slight contrast between the side effects of dengue and chikungunya. The most recognizing highlight of dengue is dying. Both are created by infections however they are diverse infections. Chikungunya is brought on by an Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus while dengue is created by Flavirideae flavivirus. Joint agony coming about because of chikungunya may keep going for a considerable length of time.

Determination Chikungunya fever is analyzed on the premise of serological tests like ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assays) for location of antibodies like IgG and IgM and RT-PCR (Reverse Transcriptase-polymerase chain response). These tests are utilized to identify the nearness of infection in the blood.

A study by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri has found that indications and blood test consequences of patients with chikungunya is like that of rheumatoid joint pain patients.

What are the symptoms of chikungunya?

  1. Severe joint pain
  2. Fever
  3. Rash
  4. Headache
  5. Nausea
  6. Vomiting
  7. Muscular pain

How chikungunya spreads?

  • Several varieties of viral infections are spread through droplets discharged into the atmosphere by the sneezing of the infected patients.
  • It is important to note that sometimes, post chikungunya affects multiple joints leaving a person debilitated for a long time so proper treatment is necessary.

Some key points about chikungunya-

  1. It is a viral disease.
  2. Mosquito control is the only effective prevention technique.
  3. Usually non- fatal
  4. Currently, there are no vaccines available.
  5. Transmission is only through mosquito bite not from human to human.

Prevention of chikungunya fever:

Currently, there is no vaccine available for Chikungunya so prevention is the best option. The best prevention is not to get a bite from a mosquito. Precautions should be taken to reduce the risk of mosquito bites.

  1. Use mosquito nets during sleep
  2. Keeping a tulsi plant (Ocimum sanctum) prevents the mosquito to breed around your home as it flies with the fragrance of tulsi leaves.
  3. Use of cream or spray that can be applied on the skin. Local application of coconut oil on arms, knees, legs is also recommended to prevent the mosquito from biting on open areas.
  4. Drain all the water collected around the house.
  5. Ensure that drainages are either closed or chemicals are sprayed which kill mosquito larvae.

Home remedies for chikungunya fever

  1. Turmeric(curcumin longa)– Turmeric is natural anti-inflammatory due to the presence of alkaloid curcumin. It has strong anti-oxidant properties thus very useful in treating chikungunya.
  2. Ginger– It contains naturally occurring analgesics, which mimic Non- Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs(NSAIDs). Ginger is anti-inflammatory thus provides relief in chikungunya.
  3. Vitamin c– Vitamin C has antioxidant properties. It helps to flush out toxins from the body. Sources of Vitamin C are- Amla(Indian gooseberry), oranges, lemon etc.
  4. Leafy green vegetables– They are useful as they are a rich source of iron and vitamin E among other nutrients. One must include leafy green vegetables in a diet to fight chikungunya.
  5. Massage with sesame oil is very helpful to reduce the symptoms of pain in the body due to chikungunya.
  6. Giloy(tinospora cordifolia) is an immunomodulator. Thus, Giloy and Ginger boiled in water to make a decoction. It can be taken for 1 week thrice a day.
  7. A decoction of neem, tulsi, giloy, Ginger should be taken thrice a day.
  8. Ashwagandha powder(withania somnifera) to be taken daily with milk.
  9. Local application of garlic paste or clove oil on the painful joints for providing relief from pain.
  10. Chewing tulsi leaves (Ocimum sanctum) helps in providing relief from chikungunya.

Other tips

  • Adequate rest is necessary.
  • Take fine powder of Haritiki (Terminalia chebula),This is to be consumed along with warm water.
  • Drink fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • Don’t take aspirin and other Non- Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) until dengue can be ruled out to reduce the risk of bleeding.
  • A mixture made up of honey and lime is also beneficial.
  • Since there is no cure for chikungunya in modern medicine, medicines are prescribed for symptomatic relief, these home remedies will prove very beneficial as these are recommended to build up immunity and to reduce pain and inflammation.

Various Ayurvedic combinations like- Sanjivani Vati+ Amritarishta(4-6 weeks), to reduce inflammation( Yograj guggul, Vatari guggul), to restore energy after the fever is relieved( Ashwgandharishta, Balarishta 2 times a day), Shilajit capsules etc.

Oil for the application can be used after the fever is relieved to improve joint strength and relieve pain. For kids below 7 years of age and suffering from chikungunya will have to strictly follow the advice of a doctor. In children, 5 ml Amritarishta + 5 ml water can be administered after meals along with medicines prescribed by a doctor to bring fever under control. In case, if a child suffers from joint pain after the fever is relieved, then local application with oil can be done to relieve pain.

Acute Kidney Failure with These Home Remedies

green-teaIt is pitiful that kidney disappointment has been recorded in the classification of basic and life-undermining infections. Individuals who have kidney disappointment get discouraged and it is clear too on the grounds that kidney disappointment may prompt to death. Retching, queasiness, loss of craving, shortcoming, exhaustion, diminish in pee yield, trouble in dozing, hypertension, swelling in lower leg and feet, mid-section agony may likewise come about as a result of amassing of liquid around covering of heart and shortness of breath if liquid aggregates in lungs, are the side effects connected with the kidney failure.Kidney disappointment implies when your kidney neglects to oust out the waste material from your body. Other than prescriptions, home cures and way of life for intense kidney disappointment assume an imperative part to deal with this intricacy. So by rolling out the improvements in way of life alongside the utilization of home solutions for intense kidney disappointment can be figured out how as it were.

Home remedies for acute kidney failure

Green Tea

  • Green tea is packed with antioxidants, diuretic, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. Thus considered as an effective home remedy for kidney failure.

How to consume?

  • Add the green tea leaves in boiling water, let it steep for 5-6 minutes.
  • Strain it and drink this tea at least three times in a day

Nettle Leaf tea

  • Nettle leaf is considered as an effective home remedy for kidney failure. It has diuretic properties which help to maintain the smooth urination through the bladder. It also helps to protect from bacterial infection

How to consume?

  • Add two teaspoons of dried nettle leaf into a cup of hot water.
  • Let it steep for 10 minutes and then strain it.
  • Drink this tea 2-3 times each day for several weeks.


  • Fenugreek offers the overall good health of kidney. It has been studied that fenugreek helps to increase the antioxidants in kidney and reduces the oxidative stress also.  Thus the use of fenugreek is quite good in the chronic kidney failure.

How to consume?

  • Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight, consume the seeds along with water in the morning on an empty stomach. Eat it again in the evening.
  • Do it every day for best results.

Green grass juice

  • Green grass is an effective home remedy for kidney failure. It helps to enhance the red blood cells which may help to remit anoxia and ischemia in kidneys. Hence it is a useful ayurvedic home remedy for kidney failure patients.

How to consume?

  • Drink green grass juice 2-3 times in a day.

 Radish Juice

  • Radish juice is an effective home remedy for kidney failure as it helps to ease the urination.

How to consume?

  • Consume radish juice5-10ml every morning.


  • Turmeric is considered as one of most effective home remedy kidney failure. It’s antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties are quite helpful in kidney failure.

How to consume?

  • Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder in milk (low fat) and consume it   twice in a day.
  • One can also take the one teaspoon of turmeric powder along with water twice daily.

Lifestyle for acute kidney failure

  • Yoga and pranayam – Deep breathing exercises are quite helpful in kidney failure. Doing the pranayan in morning time is helpful to reduce the urea and creatinine levels. These practices also help to remove the toxin from the body.
  • Light exercises – Light exercises are also good for the kidney failure.  These exercises help to enhance the blood circulation and oxygen supply in the body. Thus help to maintain the overall good health of kidney.
  • Avoid stress–Doing meditation helps to ease the stress. It is proven fact that positive thoughts and positive energy help to enhance the healing in the body. So try to keep yourself away from negative thoughts.
  • Diet Restrict the High-potassium foods – Avoid High-potassium foods like oranges, bananas, potatoes, spinach, and tomatoes. You can take low-potassium foods like cabbage, apples, green beans, grapes, and strawberries.
  • Avoid foods with added salts – Avoid food products like canned food, fast foods and processed food with the added salts.
  • Limit phosphorus intake – Avoid the milk, cheese, dried beans, nuts and peanut butter.


  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Avoid smoking