Thursday, August 13, 2009

Swine Flu


Swine influenza (also called H1N1 flu, swine flu, hog flu, and pig flu) is an infection by any one of several types of swine influenza virus. Swine influenza virus (SIV) is any strain of the influenza family of viruses that is endemic in pigs. As of 2009, the known SIV strains include influenza C and the subtypes of influenza A known as H1N1, H1N2, H3N1, H3N2, and H2N3.

Swine influenza virus is common throughout pig populations worldwide. Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common and does not always lead to human influenza, often resulting only in the production of antibodies in the blood. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection. The meat of an infected animal poses no risk of infection when properly cooked.

The Swine flu has been compared to other similar types of influenza virus in terms of mortality: "in the US it appears that for every 1000 people who get infected, about 40 people need admission to hospital and about one person dies".. There are fears that swine flu will become a major global pandemic in the winter months, with many countries planning major vaccination campaigns.

Influenza is quite common in pigs; the main route of transmission is through direct contact between infected and uninfected animals.

People who work with poultry and swine, especially people with intense exposures, are at increased risk of zoonotic infection with influenza virus endemic in these animals, and constitute a population of human hosts in which zoonosis and re-assortment can co-occur. Other professions at particular risk of infection are veterinarians and meat processing workers, although the risk of infection for both of these groups is lower than that of farm workers.

Main Signs and Symptoms of Swine Flu

The ayurvedic postulation:

The knowledge that is available so far indicates that the malaise is pro vat-shleshmik condition associated with Pitta.





Means when VAT-SHLESHMIK fever grabs then it manifests with lethargy-ness, headache, rhinitis or rhinorrhea, cough, fever etc.

The cause of flu can be different but the symptoms will remain almost same. This stanza from sushrut samhita proves that the flu is not a newborn disease, this ailment has a prolonged history behind this.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in humans the symptoms of the 2009 "swine flu" H1N1 virus are similar to those of influenza and of influenza-like illness in general. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. The 2009 outbreak has shown an increased percentage of patients reporting diarrhea and vomiting. The 2009 H1N1 virus is not zoonotic swine flu, as it is not transmitted from pigs to humans, but from person to person. The most common cause of death is respiratory failure, other causes of death are pneumonia (leading to sepsis), high fever (leading to neurological problems), dehydration (from excessive vomiting and diarrhea) and electrolyte imbalance. Fatalities are more likely in young children and the elderly.


According to Ayurveda, prevention is always better than cure, and the primary aim goal of Ayurveda is to maintain the health of a healthy person. As stated: “Swasthasya Swasthya Rakshanam…” here are the few preventive measures according to modern science and Ayurveda.

  • Prevention of swine influenza has three components:

1. prevention in swine,
2. prevention of transmission to humans,
3. and prevention of its spread among humans.

  • The current trivalent influenza vaccine is unlikely to provide protection against the new 2009 H1N1 strain, so the control of swine influenza by vaccination has become more difficult in recent decades. But you don’t worry even if you are not vaccinated. Start practicing Pranayama, especially “hot Pranayama like Bhastrika and Kapalbhanti”! This will improve your lungs capacity and immunity to combat any infections from the viruses.
  • Swine flu cannot be spread by pork products, since the virus is not transmitted through food but it spreads between humans through coughing or sneezing and people touching something with the virus on it and then touching their own nose or mouth.
  • The swine flu in humans is most contagious during the first five days of the illness although some people, most commonly children, can remain contagious for up to ten days. Diagnosis can be made by sending a specimen, collected during the first five days for analysis. so as soon as you feel discomfort with symptoms like sneezing, coughing and any other respiratory symptoms, start to have herbal tea, which is very common practice in India. The recipe of such herbal tea knows almost every mother or grandmother knows in India! well, if you don’t know: let me explain:

Boil approximately 200ml of potable water, till it remains half and mix the following herbs in it.

  1. Juice of 10 to 15 fresh leaves of Tulasi, (Basil),
  2. 5 ml of fresh ginger root juice,
  3. half spoon powder of cloves,
  4. half spoon powder of cinnamon bark,
  5. half spoon powder of peppermint leaves,
  6. half spoon powder of cardamom,
  7. half spoon of turmeric powder,
  8. half spoon of rock salt

Mix all these properly, add one spoon of honey when the tea is lukewarm and have it twice or thrice a day.

These all-around wonder spices are said to help detoxify the liver, fight allergies, stimulate digestion, and boost immunity. All these drugs have anti viral, cleansing and antioxidant properties. It helps the free flow of oxygen to the brain, helps enhance digestion and circulation and stimulates the appetite. They are excellent for balancing Vaata and Kapha, which are the prominent Dosha in Swine influenza or any other respiratory track infections.

  • Recommendations to prevent spread of the virus among humans include using standard infection control against influenza. This includes frequent washing of hands with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizers, especially after being out in public.
  • Chance of transmission is also reduced by disinfecting household surfaces, which can be done effectively with a diluted chlorine bleach solution.
  • Experts agree that hand-washing can help prevent viral infections, including ordinary influenza and the swine flu virus.
  • Influenza can spread in coughs or sneezes, but an increasing body of evidence shows small droplets containing the virus can linger on tabletops, telephones and other surfaces and be transferred via the fingers to the mouth, nose or eyes.
  • Alcohol-based gel or foam hand sanitizers work well to destroy viruses and bacteria.
  • The Puja being done in Hindus has the similar disinfecting properties. Studies have shown that lightning the lamp with cow’s Ghee has anti-viral property. The Dhupana being done with the help of natural sticks (Agarbattis) and Guggulu has very effective disinfectant properties.
  • Anyone with flu-like symptoms such as a sudden fever, cough or muscle aches should stay away from work or public transportation and should contact a doctor for advice.
  • Social distancing is another tactic. It means staying away from other people who might be infected and can include avoiding large gatherings, spreading out a little at work, or perhaps staying home and lying low if an infection is spreading in a community.
  • Public health and other responsible authorities have action plans which may request or require social distancing actions depending on the severity of the outbreak.

According to Ayurveda daily and dietary habits plays a major role in any disease. If your digestive fire is normal, your immunity will remain powerful and thus no infection can overrule you. So one should follow the ideal dietary regimen during seasons like monsoon and winter when the maximum chances are there for viral infections.

  • One should avoid traveling or being outdoors during the early hours of the day when there is dew and cold winds blow.
  • Oil massage with oil possessing warm quality is beneficial.
  • Clean and dry clothes should be worn.
  • Individuals should avoid direct and strong cold winds.
  • Avoid skipping meals.
  • Try to move around the place of work instead of sitting in one place or do some kind of physical work. This will help you to refresh yourself, especially when you feel dull & lethargic.
  • Try to avoid over exertion.
  • Not delay or skip your meals, you should take meals at regular timings & in fixed quantities.
  • Avoid damp, humid and cold weather, and environment.
  • Avoid use of air conditioners.
  • Drink a glass of water with two teaspoons of honey every day early in the morning.
  • Always have fresh meals, prepared using minimum quantity of oil, or prepared with the help of Cow’s ghee.
  • Dry chatni & dry vegetables are recommended.
  • Sprinkle your salads with dry ginger powder, and black pepper powder.
  • Chewing of a bite of ginger before meals with little bit of salt is helpful to improve.
  • Always choose warm food over cold food.
  • Pickles made of ‘Raw haldi’ are recommended.
  • Daily use of ‘Honey’ helps to control the excessive kapha.
  • Avoid regular use of sweets, butter, cheese, paneer etc.
  • Avoid dairy products especially curd and butter.
  • Avoid refrigerated, re-warmed, day old stale food, etc.
  • Avoid foods containing preservatives, artificial flavors, colors etc. Sauces, vinegar, pickles, chatani etc.
  • Avoid non-vegetarian food.
  • Avoid excessive use of Cheese, paneer, yogurt etc.

Ayurveda Treatment for Viral infections in Cold Seasons like Monsoon and Winter

If a person becomes sick with swine flu, antiviral drugs can make the illness milder and make the patient feel better faster. They may also prevent serious flu complications. For treatment, antiviral drugs work best if started soon after getting sick (within 2 days of symptoms). Beside anti-virals, supportive care at home or in hospital, focuses on controlling fevers, relieving pain and maintaining fluid balance, as well as identifying and treating any secondary infections or other medical problems. The virus isolates in the 2009 outbreak have been found resistant to amantadine and rimantadine.In the
U.S., on April 27, 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Emergency Use Authorizations to make available Relenza and Tamiflu antiviral drugs to treat the swine influenza virus in cases for which they are currently unapproved.

In such condition following Ayurveda drugs may be started as soon as possible. Few of these drugs have been found very effective in current research works and are being practiced in
India since thousands of years for combating various seasonal and viral infections.

. Haridra Khand

. Khadiradi Gutika

. Lavangadi Gutika

. Malla Sindura

Samirpannaga Rasa

Shwasa Kuthara Rasa

Preventive HERBAL PREPARATION for swine flu:

SAPTAPARNA (Alstonia scholaris), KUTAKI (Picrorhiza Kurroa) CHIRAITA (Swertia Chirata), the seed powder of LATA KARANAJ (Caesalpinia Crista) and GILOY SATWA, take all of them in equal proportions and make powder. Take 2 Grams of this powder in morning and evening with honey or lukewarm water.

Daily Morning Amrtarishta 3 tsp with 3 tsp water & Amalaki powder 1 tsp will boost the immunity system of the body against viral fever.

Note: though this is safe medication but take an advice from your physician before taking this.

Ayurveda has very good and safe medication and management of any kind of disease. This has been proved many time like against chicken guinea, Tinea worm infestation, Malaria and many other.

(But this is an informative article and please take advice from your Doctor or ayurvedic physician for the treatment.)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Effective Cold Prevention Strategies

Effective Cold Prevention Strategies

1. Wash your hands - The world we live in is filled with viruses and bacteria that can make us ill. Your hands are no exceptions. Wash your hands often to keep them clean. If you cannot wash them, at least use some hand sanitizer, such as Purel.

2. Drink hot fluids, especially in the morning - The rhinovirus incubates in the back of the throat and spreads in the upper respiratory area because it's cooler than the body temperature. Rhinovirus can't survive at 98.6 (hence it doesn't travel far down into the bronchi or the lungs). By drinking hot fluid (such as hot tea and lemon) you can prevent the virus from incubating.

3. Keep your hands out of your face - We have already discussed the germs and viruses on your hands. You cannot wash them continuously, so in between washings keep your hands out of your face. Your face is an open portal to your insides. Keep the germs away from your portal.

4. Drink water - Drinking more water is my answer to everything. Water will help clean out your body and keep it clean. It will also keep your body functioning at 100%. You should drink at least (eight) 8oz glasses of water everyday. This will also help you lose weight.


5.Eat your fruits and vegetables - There are phytochemicals and antioxidants in fruits and vegetables that can help strengthen your immune system and prevent diseases. You should eat at least four servings of vegetables and two servings of fruits every day.

6. Multivitamins - If you are not eating all of your fruit and vegetable servings, you should take a multivitamin to ensure you are getting all of the vitamins your body needs to function properly. Take a simple one-a-day multivitamin everyday.

7. Stay warm - Being cold weakens your immune system and makes your body more susceptible to illness. Look at the day’s temperature at before leaving your home. Wear layers in and out of your home when it is cold.

8. Relax and rest - Stress weakens your immune system. You can reduce your stress levels by relaxing and getting more sleep. Sleep is essential to maintaining a healthy immune system. Sleep will also boost your recovery time if you become ill.

Getting a cold can derail your nutrition and activity plans. However, if you follow the strategies I laid out for you, you can prevent this from happening.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Smoking Facts...!!!!!!

Facts about Smoking

Cigarette, cigar, and pipe-smoking are so debilitating that the immediate cessation of the
habit is always the first step of any program to improve one's health - even more
important than vitamins, diet, or exercise.
International studies of millions of people by government, industry, universities, andprivate research institutions have determined that smoking can cause:
Diseases due to smoking
· Stained teeth, fingers, and hair;
· Increased frequency of colds, particularly chest colds and bronchitis; asthma;
· Neuralgia;
· Gastrointestinal difficulties, constipation, diarrhea, and colitis;
· Headache
· Nausea;
· Convulsions;
· Leukoplakia (smoker's patch); Leads to cancer
· Insomnia;
· Heart murmur;
· Buerger's disease (inflammation of blood vessel linings)
· Shortness of breath;
· Arthritis;
· Smoker's hack;
· Nervousness;
· Wrinkles and premature aging;
· Tension;
· Gastric, duodenal, and peptic ulcers;
· Lung cancer;
· Cancer of the lip, tongue, pharynx, larynx, and bladder;
· Emphysema;
· High blood pressure;
· Heart disease;
· Arthrosclerosis & arteriosclerosis (thickening and loss of elasticity of the blood
vessels with lessened blood flow);
· Inflammation of the sinus passages;
· Tobacco angina (nicotine angina pectoris);
· Pneumonia;
· Influenza;
· Pulmonary tuberculosis;
· Tobacco amblyopia; (Reduced visual acuity)
· Impaired hearing;
· Decreased sexual activity;
· Mental depression.

Blood flow to the extremities is decreased (cold hands and feet). One puff lowers the
temperature in the fingertips 1ºF to 3ºF in 3 minutes.
Nicotine affects the nerve-muscle junctions, causing tremors and shaking. Nicotine
causes narrowing and constriction of the arteries, adding to the heart's load. Nicotine,
through its ability to stimulate, causes excitement and anxiety. But the effect wears off;
often a period of depression follows, whereupon another cigarette is taken. Nicotine, an
insecticide, makes the blood more viscous and decreases the available oxygen. It also
adversely affects the breathing, sweating, intestinal, and heart actions of our autonomic
nervous system, probably due to hindering the blood flow to the nerve centers in the
Two to four cigarettes in a row increase blood fats 200 to 400%. The average smoker (30
cigarettes per day) has 4 to 6 times the chance of having heart disease if he's in the 45-54
year age group.
If the mother smoked during pregnancy, her baby will average 6 ounces less and its pulse
will be 30% faster than a non-smoker's baby, and there'll be withdrawal symptoms in the
baby after birth. Premature birth has been related to smoking by the mother. There is a
direct link between parents' smoking and children's respiratory disease.
Smoking causes widespread permanent destruction of the tiny air sacs (alveoli) and
narrowing of small blood vessels in the lungs, decreasing the oxygen supply, requiring a
higher blood pressure, thus causing extensive circulatory problems and premature heart
attacks. Smokers have difficulty running and exercising.
The cilia are tiny, delicate, hair like coverings on the thin membrane of the surface of the
lungs and trachea that, by means of their whipping, beating action, produce an upward
current of foreign material and mucus from the lungs which is then swallowed or
expectorated. This is the way the body cleans the lungs. This delicate lung-cleaning
mechanism, in a cigarette smoker, at first paralyzes, then deteriorates, and is eventually
made inoperative, through the complete destruction of the cilia. The sm
oker then must
resort to coughing as a lung-cleaning method. This isn't efficient, and more than a cupful
of tars will have accumulated in his lungs by the time of his premature death.
Air pollution (auto exhausts, industry wastes, etc.) increases the lung cancer rate of the
smoker, but not of the non-smoker. Apparently, the lung-cleaning cilia are alive and
working for the non-smoker.
The time to recover from any specific ill, whether caused by smoking or not, is much
longer for the smoker. Often, a non-smoker will survive a sickness from which he would
have died had he smoked.
The non-smoker has no need to spend money to buy cigarettes, matches, lighters, holders,
ashtrays, or to spend a dime a mile for that special trip to the store. Just the cigarettes
alone amount to an average of $250 per year, after taxes - wasted. Add another $250 if
the spouse smokes. This is hard-earned, after-tax, money of yours, used to pay for the
above smoking paraphernalia - plus tax! (Please note: these are 1971 figures.)
By dying earlier, the smoker will lose many tens of thousands of dollars in social security
and other benefits which will naturally end up in the pockets of the non-smoker. The
cigarette tax is more money from the smoker to the non-smoker.
The smoker is sick more often, explaining why he misses an average of 7½ work days per
year, usually with a loss of pay, while the non-smoker will miss only 4½ days.
The smoker must spend valuable time looking for ashtrays, cigarettes, matches, retail
stores, vending machines, or change for these machines. He experiences displeasure if
they aren't immediately at hand. Just the process of deciding on "which brand" wastes
vast amounts of mental, physical, and financial resources.

The overall bad health of the smoker results, on average, in a decrease of 8.3 years in his
life expectancy, or about 12 to 14 minutes per cigarette. Just in lost social security
income alone, this amounts to about a 5¢ a cigarette. The actual cost of each cigarette
when you include extra medical expenses, lost pay, etc., is of the order of 25¢ per
cigarette (1971 figures).
Just the extra medical expenses alone can be expected to eventually use up all of a
smoker's hard-earned savings, already depleted by the high cost of smoking. By the time
non-smokers get sick,Medicare will foot their medical bills.
The smoker's body requires more sleep every night. This extra sleep must come from his
spare time. Besides needing more sleep, smokers don't sleep as well.
Smoking destroys vitamins, particularly vitamin C and the B's. Smoking has induced
cancer in dogs. Insurance rates can be higher for smokers. Some 100,000 doctors stop
smoking every year.
Foods will taste much better to non-smokers. Many subtle flavors and aromas will be
savored if your nasal and oral senses are freed of the effects of harsh chemicals, coal tars,
and other combustion products. How long has it been since you've experienced the smell
of fresh-cut grass or the delicate taste of lobster fromMaine or Nova Scotia?
Other disadvantages of smoking: You must always carry cigarettes and matches; your
pockets bulge - or there's less space in your purse; smelly breath; smelly house; smelly
clothes; messy rugs and furniture, often burned; cigarettes lying around for kids to smoke
(and matches to light); you're a bad influence on kids; you're held in low esteem by your
kids and your friends (even your smoking friends); the inside of your home and auto
windows need cleaning more often; death or property loss due to smoking in bed.
Some 120 persons have died in two airline crashes that have been attributed to ashtray
and lighter-fluid fires. Cigarette smoke collects with lint and is known to gum up delicate
mechanisms such as aircraft controls.
Smokers get into more auto accidents due to being less alert, having slower reflexes, and
also due to fussing around while driving (lighting up, etc.). In Czechoslovakia it's illegal
to smoke while driving. Accident-proneness has been related to smoking.
A non-smoker would have to put on an additional 150 pounds in order to increase his
mortality rate to that of an average smoker.
The fact that the tobacco industry provides work, that wouldn't exist without it, is a myth.
The money now wasted on tobacco, if diverted elsewhere, would create a wealth of new
job openings in industries producing goods and services more useful to the society than
Smoking makes a person irritable and argumentative, partially due to a subconscious
knowledge of all of the above facts. Smoking has been related to brain damage and
premature senility.
A smoker needs much more food and sleep since nicotine makes his body work harder
and less efficiently and his heart beat faster, thus using more fuel and energy. This,
together with the fact that a smoker loses much of his appetite and his taste for food,
explains why smokers have less trouble keeping their weight down. When one quits
smoking, it's IMPERATIVE that the intake of food is drastically reduced in order to keep
the body weight normal. Having to eat less is of course an additional saving of time and
Wouldn't it be nice if everyone quit smoking? There'd be less general litter, no more
butts, ashes, or wrappers in the streets, grass, urinals, etc.; no more smoke in restaurants,
theaters, airplanes or buses; a more alert society, with more spare time to enjoy or
improve their lot in life; fewer auto, plane, on-the-job, and household accidents; fewer
forest fires; less air pollution; lower auto and life insurance rates; and fewer people
coughing and spitting in public. By inflicting smoke on your non-smoking friends, it's
been shown that even their health and life expectancy are adversely affected.
Notice how many of your friends have quit smoking in the last 5 years. They're the smart
ones (and you know it). Lower intelligence has been related to smoking. In fact, smoking
is both a cause and an effect of lower intelligence, just as smoking is both a cause and
effect of lower income. The (smoking)-(lower-intelligence)-(lower-income)-(more
smoking) vicious circle can unknowingly spiral a brainwashed young person down and
down into the depths of poverty and despair. He'll not be as physically or mentally able to
cope with life's challenges. Our successful capitalistic system is based on competition,
and the physically-mentally handicapped smoker inevitably ends up at the bottom of the
heap. So get smart, today, now, and join the happy, healthy ranks of the non-smokers

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sore Throat -Home remedy

Sore Throat: Serious or Not?

Before you start treating that sore throat ask yourself a couple of questions:
  • Is it severe?
  • Prolonged? More than a few days?
  • Is there difficulty in swallowing?
  • Difficulty in breathing?
  • Unusually high fever?
  • Lump in neck?
  • Joint pain?
If you answered yes to any of these questions you should probably try to get in to see the Ayurvedic doctor, or whatever medical professional you use. If not, then try some of the following methods.


There are several gargles that can be used to relieve the pain of a sore throat. Generally a gargle will help cure the sore throat by changing the acidity of the throat to one that the bacteria cannot survive.

  • Salt water- dissolve as much salt in a cup of warm water as will dissolve and gargle with the mixture. Repeat every couple of hours
  • Aspirin water - dissolve 4 aspirin (not Tylenol or ibuprofen) in 1 c warm water and gargle. Repeat every couple of hours
  • Vinegar- Add 1 tablespoonful of cider vinegar to 1 cup warm water and gargle. Repeat every couple of hours
  • Sage-1 tsp sage to 1 c warm water. Repeat a 3x daily
  • Garlic- boil 1 clove garlic in 1 cup water, cool to lukewarm and gargle
  • Listerine- It does kill germs, gargle with it a couple of times a day
  • Aloe Vera - gargle with aloe vera juice
  • Vinegar Mix- one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, one teaspoon of cayenne pepper and three tablespoons of organic, raw honey in a cup of warm water.
  • Any herbal tea that is recommended for sore throat can also be gargled

Herbal Teas

There are many herbal teas that are good for sore throats as well as boosting the immune system:

  • Traditional Medicines Throat Coat
  • Slippery elm
  • Wild Cherry
  • Licorice

Various Remedies

There are other home remedies that don't fit in either category. Some of them are:

  • Make a syrup of honey and lemon and onion by sweating 1 sliced onion until soft and then adding 1 c honey and 1 c lemon juice. Simmer for 5 minutes and strain.
  • Colloidal silver, 500pp. Take 15 drops by mouth 4x a day
  • Colloidal silver, spray. Use to spray throat. If you do not have this available add 1/4 tsp colloidal silver to 1/4 c filtered water and use as a spray.
  • Hold a couple of pieces of sliced, fresh garlic in your mouth like a cough drop, chewing it once in awhile.
  • Homeopathic Belladonna, 30x every 30 minutes until symptoms subside
  • Zinc-get the lozenges and allow to dissolve
  • Vitamin C
  • Propolis as a spray
  • Trilight herbs- Vira-mune
  • Trilight herbs-Throat care
  • Trilight herbs- scout out
  • Trilight herbs-lympha rub
  • Herbs For Kids- Cherry Bark Blend
  • Herbs for Kids-Eldertussin

Lots of Rest

People don't rest when they are sick much anymore. Most of the time we try to get some chemical medication into our bodies to bring it to a functioning level, and then we work more. No wonder we get sick!

The best thing to do when you are ill is to stay in bed. Drink lots of filtered water. Eat fruits and vegetables, especially those high in vitamin C. Eat pumpkin seeds for the high zinc content. Relax, sleep and allow your body to heal.

Acid reflux Food


What acid reflux foodstuffs must I ban? The greater part of acid reflux sufferers are perplexed by this question. Changes in lifestyle and diet are seen to be natural components of any long-term holistic GERD treatment and are also inseparable. A preference for healthy foods and selective nutrition to increase the suitable and decrease the unsuitable can bring long-term health benefits to acid reflux sufferers.

Reducing consumption of unsuitable foods and adopting new dietary habits particularly to help digestion for acid reflux sufferers could bring about a hugely positive effect on your current condition of gastro esophageal reflux disease. The food we eat is determinant in the maintenance of the delicate and natural internal equilibrium of our bodies. Certain dietary habits and nutrition have been found to contribute indirectly or directly to the worsening of GERD. These kinds of foods are:

1. Drinks with caffeine content such as coffee provoke increases in acidity, so stay away from large volumes of coffee. When you can, halve your cup of coffee to give two half cups and drink less coffee before going to bed. Do not exceed two cups of coffee per day and drink less if possible.

2. Alcohol is also a potential irritant for the stomach and relaxant for the LES muscle, also causing more acidity and reflux.

3. Foods with high fat content take longer to be digested and your body finds it more difficult to eliminate them. They increase the risk that acid refluxes into your esophagus and are among the worst criminals for gastro esophageal reflux disease symptoms. The exceptions are fish and fish oil omega-3 fatty acids that are in fact strong anti-inflammatory substances.

4. If you are a chocolate addict, make dark, organic types your preference and do not exceed two or three minuscule squares two or three times in any week. Because it contains large amounts of caffeine and fat, chocolate can also boost acidity, worsening digestion, and for that reason should not be eaten.

5. Before going to bed, avoid consuming milk and products based on milk that are rich in calcium.

6. Avoid strong mint in food and also herbal tea that is mint-based. Acid reflux symptoms can be worsened by peppermint and spearmint amongst others.

7. Opening of the esophageal sphincter is also triggered by cruciferous vegetables (such as spinach, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage) and foods high in acid (oranges and tomatoes for example) resulting in more acid reflux.

After that, which acid reflux food must you take out of your diet? No matter what level your acid reflux level is at, when you choose a better quality of life, you can literally opt to stop GERD permanently, by taking the holistic approach. You can move to eradicate gastro esophageal reflux disease and put your well-being and quality of life on a new level, by making these changes in your diet and having the right motivation to change your lifestyle. The power to solve the problem will be yours.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Chanakya Politics...!!!

the Father of all politicians quotes thus :
"A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and Honest people are screwed first." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC 75 BC)

"Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)

"The biggest guru-mantra is: Never share your secrets with anybody. If you cannot keep secret with you , do not expect that other will keep it. ! It will destroy you." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)

"There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no Friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)


"Before you start some work, always ask yourself three questions - Why am I doing it, What the results might be and Will I be successful. Only when you think deeply and find satisfactory answers to these questions, go ahead." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)


"As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275 BC)


"Once you start a working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)


"The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all direction." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)

"A man is great by deeds, not by birth." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)

"Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)

"Education is the best friend. An educated person is respected everywhere. Education beats the beauty and the youth." Chanakya quotes (Indian politician, strategist and writer, 350 BC-275BC)