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POWERFUL AYURVEDIC MEDICINE “VATSAKADI CHURNA”

churna means powder

vatsak is a plant which can be seen above

Benefits of vatsakadi churna

Severe forms of diarrhea can be treated with the regular use of Vatsakadi Churna. It shows quick results that are similar to the modern medicines.

One of its prominent results can be seen in case of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).

Ulcerative colitis has been treated and its complications are also treated well with regular use of Vatsakadi Churna.

It is a very useful herb for the proper functioning of intestines.

Also very good for dissolving kidney stones.

This churna improves tone of the intestines, regulates their movement, prevent fermentation in them or making of gas

Research

The herb Vatsakadi Churna is a frequently used powder in the herbal medicines. Its multiple benefits and health results have drawn attention of researchers throughout the world. Many scientist and students have taken up the study of this powerful remedy.

  1. Research has proved its wonderful actions on inflammations in the body.
  2. Studies prove it to be a great anti-dysenteric.
  3. It has properties to expel toxins from the body helps to treat diarrhea for the same reason.
  4. It has been proved to be effective in patients with ulcerative colitis.

OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS FOR BETTER HEALTH.

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What are Omega 3 fatty acids?

Omega 3 fatty acids – a group of about 11 types – are a “good” type of fat that have numerous health benefits. These are called the ‘essential fatty acids’ because the body cannot make these on its own.

What are EPA and DHA? 

Omega 3 fatty acids are a group of about 11 fatty acid types. Two of these are docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). EPA and DHA are the most important, because the body first converts any other type of Omega 3 fatty acids to either EPA or DHA and then uses them to carry out vital tasks. Omega-3 is a rich source of 1000 mg of Omega-3 with 180 mg of EPA & 120 mg of DHA. The use of break through extraction technique has enabled us to extract fish oil with high concentration of EPA & DHA. 

Why should one opt for an Omega 3 supplement?

Our bodies need Omega 3 fatty acids for several vital functions but cannot make these. They can only absorb Omega 3 from food or supplements we consume. Omega 3 are found mostly in fish, marine algae and a few plant seeds. However, our modern diets are rarely able to provide the required quantity in a bioavailable form.

What foods provide omega-3s

Omega-3s are found naturally in some foods and are added to some fortified foods. You can get adequate amounts of omega-3s by eating a variety of foods, including the following:

  • Fish and other seafood (especially cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines)
  • Nuts and seeds (such as flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts)
  • Plant oils (such as flax seed oil, soybean oil, and canola oil)
  • Fortified foods (such as certain brands of eggs, yogurt, juices, milk, soy beverages)

This helped me a lot to improve my memory power!

Lets begin the game ….

Remove every distraction for a minute. Put down your cell phone and just focus on this answer.

Great!

lets get our hands dirty right away. I am going to list down a list of 15 items and we will try to remember these item together, in their correct order. Only things i require from you is your attention.

  1. Mobile
  2. Table
  3. Printer
  4. Fan
  5. strawberries
  6. Shirt
  7. Ice
  8. Tomatoes
  9. Gun
  10. Mirror

Now think about one you are really familiar with. Your childhood home, your car, your room whatever you can mentally see easily. Here I am going to use car as a example.

Here begins the magic. Mentally go through your car. See its wheels, steering, doors, dashboard, side mirrors, back mirror, front hood, back hood. Really feel these things. Close your eyes and then have a mental walk, if you are unable to focus properly.

Now let get to work. Imagine that you have opened the front hood of car and instead of engine you see huge number of mobiles there. Close your eyes and see this mentally. I know at first it feels like a lot of effort but believe me it would be worth it. Did you imagined it as vividly as possible? Great. Now imagine that you are walking towards the drivers door and your peripheral vision catches somethings strange with the tires. When you look at it closely you see that there is a small table fixed instead of rubber tire (I know its ridiculous, these associations are suppose to be ridiculous.)

When you open drives gates there is a printer placed on the drivers seat and its printing something. It is printing fans instead of papers. See these images clearly. take sometimes if you have to. Involve as many senses as possible. Here its sound, touch it, smell it, see it colors. You take that printer and throw that outside of your car.

Sit in the driver seat. You turn keys and press the accelerator. But your accelerator feels strange, you look down and see that your accelerator is missing and there are a lot strawberries. You have just pressed a strawberry instead of accelerator and because of this strawberry juice is all around your shirt now. Feel it.

(You get what i am trying to do here. I am simply associating ridiculous images with someplace I already know. The key is to mentally sense this. This techniques is called memory palace. If you are having trouble imaging my associations, you can simply create your own.)

Here is what we did till now. We opened front hood and we find mobiles. We noticed tires and found tables. We opened door and found printer which was printer fans. we pressed strawberries instead of accelerator which ruined our shirt.

Now you look at passenger seat and notice that it is filled with ice. You touch it and it feels very very cold. Look back at passenger seat and you find that they are filled with red colored ripe tomatoes. You look the central mirror and notice that someone is shooting at your car with a gun. He shoots and your central mirror get broken. You get very scared and open car door. But you cannot leave your car as there are a lot of broken mirrors all around your car.

(I don’t know why it got a little violent in the end . I just wrote the story as it came to me. Make better associations than these)

Go through all this memory walk again and you will be able to recreate this 10 item list without any error. I wish i knew about this technique before and would have made my days better.. thank you 🙂

10 Foods that improve your bone and joint health

1.Fish

Oily fish can reduce joint pain and morning stiffness, thanks to the anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids they contain. Because it’s hard for many people to consume the recommended two to four weekly servings of fish like salmon and sardines, an omega-3 fish or krill oil supplement can help support joint health.

2. Avocado

This super fruit contains antioxidant mono-saturated oils, essential fatty acids, beta-sitosterol and vitamin E—all hard workers in the fight against joint inflammation. It also promotes cartilage repair and is especially beneficial for osteoarthritis patients

3. Turmeric

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You probably recognize turmeric as a spice often found in curries and stir-fries, but it also contains a potent anti-inflammatory ingredient called curcumin. While it can be hard to eat enough of the spice to make a difference, it’s easy to throw it in a smoothie like this tropical turmeric smoothie or this tropical turmeric cleanser green smoothie. Another option is to supplement with Osteo Flex, which contains clinically studied levels of curcumin.

4. Extra virgin olive oil

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Olive oil contains oleocanthal, which blocks inflammation. Many studies report that increased olive oil consumption is directly correlated to a reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

5. Onions and Garlic

Onions are a rich source of quercetin, an antioxidant that works to reduce inflammation. Red onions are particularly high in antioxidants. Garlic contains allicin, a compound that can help to alleviate symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

6. Grapefruit

Grapefruit contains vitamin C and bioflavonoids, which work to reduce inflammation and strengthen cartilage. Opt for red grapefruit as it’s a richer source of antioxidants than yellow.

7. Green Tea

A study done at Case Western Reserve University showed that the antioxidants in green tea may prevent and reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis. Meanwhile, green, white, oolong and black teas all contain the antioxidant catechins, which inhibit inflammation in arthritic joints.

8. Berries

8. Berries

Cherries, elderberries and raspberries contain antioxidant anthocyanins that help to reduce inflammatory chemicals in the body. And black cherries lower uric acid levels, which helps to prevent gout.

9. Yogurt and Kefir

We’ve all heard about the importance of gut health. Yogurt and kefir contain probiotics, which may help reduce the degree of joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis. Kefir makes great smoothies and you can double the power of your drink by adding chia seeds, which are high in omega-3 fatty acids. This blueberry kefir smoothie is a good one to try.

10. Walnuts and Brazil Nuts

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Like oily fish, walnuts are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation. Brazil nuts are high in selenium, which improves the quality of cartilage proteins.

why you should stay away from processed foods?

Always remember this” whatever tastes good is actually bad for your health and the one which tastes bitter is is actually good for your health”.

Hmmm ..frozen fruits,frozen meat,canned beans,fruit drinks,boxed noodle and so on,most of them like these right ?let me explain you the harsh effects of this

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‘Processed foods comprise a whole lot of foods items made from refined food products that undergo processing for removal of fibre content in them. So, everything from white rice to refined flour or maida-based products like noodles, biscuits, cookies, cakes, khari-butter are processed foods. The refining process also causes loss of valuable nutrients like vitamins and minerals that are naturally present in them before undergoing processing. Moreover, additives and chemicals that added to these foods contribute to ill effects they can have over the years,’ says Dr Niti Desai, consultant nutritionist practising in South Mumbai and at Cumballa Hill Hospital.

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‘Although the trend of consuming refined foods was adopted from the Western countries, today it has become a big issue because processed food is cheaper than natural foods. So, its consumption has increased not only in terms of number of people consuming it but also in terms of the volume of food consumed by each one of them,’ she adds.

Here are some ill effects of eating processed foods that you should look upon it

Increased risk of obesity:  

Processed foods tend to be higher in four main components — refined sugar, salt, saturated fats and trans fats. All four of them are linked to increased risk of obesity. ‘Due to lack of fibre these foods do not induce the feeling of fullness. As a result, you tend to consume more junk food and add useless calories to your diet. Since a major part of our population lives a sedentary lifestyle, consumption of processed food is making people obese.’

Increased risk of diabetes:

Lack of fibre in food takes a toll on blood sugar levels. Many people believe that eating small quantity of junk food at one time will not do much harm. But according to Dr Desai, that’s a misconception. ‘Every single time you eat junk food your sugar levels spike, irrespective of the quantity you eat. Even if you eat a small quantity, you’re still consuming it 4-5 times in a day, resulting in spiked sugar levels 4-5 times. This fluctuation is what accelerates the progression to pre-diabetes. Your body will eventually reach a stage where it will not be able to handle these fluctuating levels. That’s the start point of diabetes.’

Increased risk of heart disease:

‘Indian diet primarily comprises of cereals. Now, if these cereals are themselves refined and processed to remove the fibre content, imagine the compounding effect it can have on your nutrition intake,’ says Dr Desai. The saturated fats and trans fats in them contribute to increasing triglyceride and bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. Every time your blood sugar level increases, it damages the linings of the blood vessels causing chronic inflammation. This inflammation causes bad cholesterol to stick to the walls of the arteries, blocking blood flow to the heart. When they’re blocked enough, heart attack occurs.

Increased risk of hypertension:

Refined foods undergo a lot of chemical processing, which means a lot of additives and harmful stances are added to them in order to increase their shelf life and make them tastier. One of those ingredients is salt. Also, the salt used in these products is so finely ground, that each grain of salt has a specific particle size capable of stimulating your hunger and increasing your cravings to these foods. You obviously want to eat more junk food. But, higher the salt intake, greater the risk fluctuations in sodium-potassium balance and the risk of suffering from high blood pressure.

Constipation:

According to Dr Desai, the recommended daily intake of fibre should be around 25-30 gm, which cannot be met if a major part of your diet includes processed foods. Fibre aids digestion by adding bulk to the diet and allowing easy movement of digested food through the colon. It also improves consistency of stool, preventing straining. Naturally without fibre, digestion is greatly affected. ‘These days more number of people are suffering from gastrointestinal problems like constipation, bloating, acidity, indigestion and irritable bowel syndrome. The number of cases of piles have also increased in the past few years, all thanks to processed foods.’  

4 Eyeopening health tips that you need to know !

Is it true that sweating leads to fat loss?

When exercising, body’s temperature rises and heat is produced in the form of sweating. It is a natural mechanism of the body to cool down. Sweating doesn’t mean losing weight.You may see a slight difference on weighing scale but this difference is temporary. When the body is forced to sweat due to ambience, we actually lose salts and electrolytes from our body, which affects our performance during a workout, that leads to injury. Don’t live in myths, always search for logics behind the statement so that you can do justice with your health.

Do really Lifting weights will make you bulky?

A common myth which generally prevails in females that weight training will make them look manly. The fact is that it will increase their lean body mass and metabolic rate. Along with the increase, the after burn concept takes place which means your body will burn fat more than what it usually burns to keep your BMR burning. Weight training also strengthens joints, muscles, and tendons which provide a positive change in your bones by storing more calcium and improving your bone mineral density.

Is it necessary that exercise should be done on empty stomach?

It is not necessary to do exercise on empty stomach. A light stomach also helps you to perform exercise efficiently. Light stomach means, doing light dinners, sleeping on time and before the workout you can easily have a fruit. Fruit leaves the stomach in 15 minutes but last night dinner stays. Therefore, light stomach is directly proportional to calm mind and healthy body.