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Women Dietary

In some critical ways, ladies and men are organically unique. For instance, ladies discharge, have a tendency to have less bulk, and are equipped for getting pregnant and of lactating. These all have critical effect on the wholesome needs of ladies. To be solid, diets for ladies must be tweaked to represent these zones of concern.

Ladies who are as yet bleeding are at expanded danger of frailty. Keeping in mind the end goal to ensure themselves against paleness, they require additional iron and B vitamins. Both are basic to the creation of solid red platelets. Truth be told, a great many people definitely realize that. Yet, what is less usually known is that vitamin E likewise assumes a part and that vitamins B-2, B-3 and B-12 are the particular B vitamins to stack up on.

It takes around four days for the body to make new red platelets. Thus, an ideal opportunity to stack up on iron, vitamin E and the fundamental B vitamins is the week prior to your menstrual cycle, not after it starts. On the off chance that you do begin your period and acknowledge you have indications of iron deficiency, for example, low vitality, simply ahead and eat some “super nourishments” that are high in the fundamental supplements, for example, liver, so your body can play make up for lost time as fast as could reasonably be expected.

With less bulk, ladies tend to require less protein than your normal man. In this way, on the off chance that they are seeking after a meat focused eating regimen, they may improve to have a littler part of meat at dinner time than is “standard.” If they are seeking after a vegan slim down, they should not have to stress as much over protein complementarity as a veggie lover male since they are at less danger of winding up protein insufficient.

Truth be told, your run of the mill American eating routine gives decidedly a lot of protein to a great many people. This prompts to protein squandering: The body just dumps the abundance protein when you urinate.

Pregnant women grow a baby that weighs several pounds at birth from a single cell, all in a mere nine months. Not only that, their blood volume doubles. They need more of everything good, but they especially need more of the nutrients listed above that are involved in the production of red blood cells.

Additionally, pregnant women are at higher than normal risk of dehydration and can be at risk of complications, such as gestational diabetes. Although making sure they drink enough fluids is a critical first step in guarding against dehydration, it is not enough. They also need to limit consumption of caffeine and alcohol, plus make sure they are getting enough electrolytes. Orange juice and bananas are both good sources of electrolytes, like potassium. Serious complications, like gestational diabetes, should be addressed by a doctor.

Lactating women — in other words, women producing milk — are typically new moms. In addition to needing to support the production of breast milk, they are still recovering from a recent pregnancy and also caring for a baby. Thus, diets for women who are lactating need to be especially healthy.

To support milk production, they need extra fluids, calcium, protein and healthy fats. This may be why so many pregnant women and new moms seem to crave ice cream. If you want to stick to healthier options, go with milk, cheese, tofu and other soy products.

Additionally, new moms bleed for up to six weeks after the birth of the baby. Thus, for several weeks, they need extra support for blood production, like extra fluids, iron, vitamin E and vitamins B-2, B-3, and B-12.

Right or wrong, many women also are concerned about their weight. They want to be fashionably thin, thus they want to limit the number of calories they consume. In that case, they should focus on “super foods” — nutrionally dense foods — and avoid empty calories. It is the best way to avoid being malnourished, while keeping the weight off.

The Paleo Diet

The Basics of the Paleo Diet

It appears that almost consistently, Americans are fixated on the most recent eating regimen and practice trends that travel every which way like mushrooms. From CrossFit to South Beach, many distinctive wellness arrangements, workouts, and eating methodologies have appeared. Some of these have had their 15 seconds of acclaim while others appear to remain the separation. One of the most recent and most famous eating regimens is known as the stone age man or “paleo” eat less.

What is it?

The paleo (short for paleolithic) consume less calories teaches individuals to eat as our predecessors, the stone age men, did. They died down on meats, verdant greens, nuts, seeds and organic products to get by. The stone age men did not have prepared nourishments or complex starches; rather, they had what nature advertised. Along these lines, individuals on the paleo eat less carbs don’t eat grains, dairy, vegetables, and many oils.

Where did it originate from?

The cutting edge adaptation of the cave dweller consume less calories as we now know it first got to be known in the mid 1970s. Walter Voegtlin, a gastroenterologist, initially begat the paleo term with the eating routine being further created in the 1980s by researchers Stanley Boyd and Melvin Konner. In any case, the paleo blast did not happen until about 20 years after this improvement.

The paleo slim down turned out to be fiercely mainstream in 2002, after a book with a similar name was discharged by Loren Cordain. In the book, Cordain prescribes expending a day by day admission of 55% incline protein or angle, and 15% each of natural product, vegetables, and nuts and seeds. There is to be no dairy or greens, and no additional sugar or salt. Not just will eating more protein individuals feel full for more, it can likewise help digestion system and help in weight reduction. In any case, a few people wind up having certain vitamin insufficiencies if the eating regimen is not done appropriately. Along these lines, a specialist’s recommendation is constantly astute before starting any eating routine.

Health effects of the diet

Millions of people across the world have jumped on the paleo bandwagon. In fact, it was the most-searched for diet on Google in 2012. Many health officials and fitness experts agree that the reduction in processed foods, sugars, and carbohydrates that goes along with the diet is in-line with recommendations and can be helpful in losing weight. However, other aspects of the diet are a bit more controversial. In addition to the deficiencies mentioned earlier, many paleo followers have experienced high amounts of mercury in their systems due to the toxicity of certain fish.

The paleo lifestyle

The paleo diet has introduced an entire lifestyle for many followers. This lifestyle revolves around the idea that humans today need to replicate the hunter-gatherer mindset that their ancestors subscribed to thousands of years ago. Agriculture, which wasn’t developed until the neolithic period, brought about big changes to diet and lifestyles. Followers of a paleo lifestyle argue that humans have not yet evolved enough to embrace this ideal and should instead stick with that which we are ready for or, a paleolithic way of life.

The paleo lifestyle extends beyond just what followers eat and how they act. In addition to the psychological factor, some argue that many chronic illnesses are directly caused by the current Western diets that most subscribe to. Follows state that because humans have not evolved to handle these types of diets, a paleolithic diet and lifestyle is preferable and better for the current physical and genetic state of mankind.

The Bottom Line on Paleo

The paleolithic diet and lifestyle remains popular and more than likely will be around for a while. Its proponents claim overall better health and wellness while some remain skeptical due to a lack of scientific evidence to back up any claims. People who believe in the diet hope that future studies will show that living like cavemen is the right way to be.

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