April 22, 2013 by  
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how to correct memory dosorder problems in childrenIt is usually observed that children are suffering from memory disorder problems. They sit to study and read all the lessons and when the child is asked during the next revision, they are unable to answer. The child tend to forget critical formulas and definitions.

Parents are worried over all the effort. You may have approached your doctor to understand if this a serious issue. The child goes through un-ending torture with reminders and they start losing confidence over themselves.

Here is a solution for this problem. You can cure weak memory or memory disorder problems by following this treatment methodology.

Strong memory power depends on the health and liveliness of the brain. Sharp memory is required for students, working professionals to excel in their jobs and work streams irrespective of age.

It is generally said that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks, but when it comes to the brain, scientists have discovered that this saying does not fit. Human brain has an amazing ability to adapt and change, even at old age.  This ability of the human brain is known as neuroplasticity. The brain’s wonderful ability to reshape itself holds true when it comes to learning and memory.

There are various ways to improve memory:

how to correct memory dosorder problems in childrenTake 6 to 8 almonds ( badam) in the evening and put them into a glass of water. Peel off soaked badam the next day early in the morning and grind them to make a paste. Add 200 ml of milk into the almond paste and boil for at least 10 minutes. To this mix sugar and Ghee ( optional). Drink when it gets cold enough .

This is an ideal drink to get rid from weak memory, Cerebrasthenia or short term memory etc. You can have this almonds milk drink regularly and improve energy too. To observe a significant change you need to continue this drink for 40 to 50 days and you feel the improvement in memory power.

The associated requirements to improve your memory are:

  • You need to have good rest. Sleep well to rest your body from physical and mental activity .
  • Eat a balanced diet. Consume diet with more carbohydrates .
  • Do exercises and keep your body in shape. Meditation is ideal as it relaxes body and mind and rejuvenates you to face the day.
  • Do brain exercises also like answering puzzles, games and word building such that you are in constant touch with numbers and words.
  • Keep away from stress. Be lively, have fun and keep away from tensions.
  • Laugh and reduce the frowns and keep yourself active.
  • Share your problems with close and dependable friends. Discuss and share your concerns.

Tips for enhancing your ability to learn and remember :

Pay attention to the activities happening around you. You should not get distracted. You need to register the happenings in your mind in form of a sequence or connect it to smells, colors and places. You can improve your memory thru’ innovative plans and actions like remembering the answer with abbreviated code words.

Memory, like muscular strength, requires you to “use it or lose it.” The more you work out your brain, the better you’ll be able to process and remember information. The best brain exercising activities break your routine and challenge you to use and develop new brain pathways. Try these time tested solutions and you will be able to witness the change in your dear ones.


April 12, 2013 by  
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HOT water bath damages natural softness of skinDry skin makes an individual look dull and overall unkempt due to lack of moisture. Wrinkles are seen all over the body. Well hydrated skin gives a healthy look, person also feels confident as there is nothing to shy away. Skin is the reflection of a person’s health, balance of body, mind and soul.

According to Ayurveda, dry skin is caused due to Vata Dosha. When Vata dosha increases in the body it makes the skin dry and wrinkled.

Causes for increase of Vata dosha in the body:

  • Irregular food habits.
  • Controlling natural urges like urination, passing stools, hunger, thirst ,etc
  • Excess physical and mental exertion.
  • Insufficient sleep and varying patterns, Staying awake for longer durations at night.
  • Consumption of oily foods
  • Exposure to cold and dry climate.

 Natural tips to take care of your skin

  • Hot  water should not be used for bathing. Warm water that transfers the water temperature from cold to room temperature is sufficient for bathing and cleaning the skin.
  • Use soft towel or cotton towel to pat the skin dry. Do not rub the skin with rough cloth or towel.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals and soaps. They will remove the natural oils present in the skin and make it dry.
  • Apply and massage your skin with a moisturizer. Moisturizer will balance the upper layers of skin and make it look soft and smooth. Recommended to apply immediately after bath as the skin is slightly moist.
  • Avoid alcohol based cleaners as the skin will become dehydrated.
  • Massage your skin prior to bath with coconut oil.
  • Avoid oily and junk food. Follow a balanced diet which includes fruits, vegetables, milk, cereals and carbohydrates.
  • Practice yoga or meditation for having a pleasant mind and keep away from stress.
  • Massage your skin with herbal oil. It softens the dry skin, provides lubrication to the skin too.

People suffering with skin ailments and diabetes should be extremely careful in checking dry skin areas for any deep cracks.  Dry and cracked skin harbors microbes which cause fungal infections. Dry skin is common for those suffering with hypothyroidism, eczema,  psoriasis etc…

Methods to prevent dryness of skin:

    • Preferably drink warm water ( 7 to 9 glasses). This will decrease vata dosha problem.
    • Avoid hot water for bathing. Regular usage will damage the skin and the skin will lose all moisture .
    • Use face pack that improves skin softness. Mix honey, egg white, olive oil and rose water and leave it for 20 mins on face. The skin softness will improve.

  • Aloe vera is a good moisturizer. Few are sensitive to natural gel from the leaf , they can go for the products that are available Over the Counter (OTC) in medical stores.
  • Use pH balanced soap to avoid dryness of skin .
  • Drinking water or soft water is ideal for washing the face as the skin of face is very sensitive.
  • Protect your skin from extreme climatic changes like cold and heat.

As you grow old the skin looses its capacity to retain moisture. You can take a little effort and maintain your skin.


September 18, 2012 by  
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Since hair is protein (keratin), hence a diet that is too low in protein will lead to thinning of hair or retardation in the growth cycle. If you eat a protein-rich diet, it will often result in improved hair growth.

Some nutrition experts propose the consumption of calves liver, fish oil or protein, eggs, yeast, wheat and a daily dose of two tablespoons of granulated lecithin to increase hair length, hair growth, strength, and health of hairs.

Other high-quality food sources for protein include beans and yogurt. Soya bean protein has also been found to be helpful in increasing hair growth. In addition to making changes in the way of life. Take the following supplements every day to increase hair growth:

List of Vitamins that are useful to fast growth of hair.

  • Vitamin B-complex one of the major B-vitamins (like B-12, B-6).
  • Vitamin B-6 and Folic Acid.
  • Vitamin C with bioflavonoid in citric fruits.
  • Vitamin E found in fish and other sea foods.

Apart from vitamins – iron, calcium, Magnesium, sulphur, zinc, silica etc.

Mostly these irons and vitamins are found in fruits, dry fruits and green vegetables and oil like olive oil, coconut oil, butter etc. However, try to avoid excessive sugar in routine diet which harms your skin and health. Stress and pressure can play important role in hair loss. Improper sleep and bad food habits are also the cause of it.

Here are some natural tips of Hair care as given below.

  • Massage your scalp using coconut oil, herbal natural oil, or almond oil, for at least 20 to 30 minutes on a proper manner. Massaging conditions the hair and prevents drying of hair. A good head massage help to increase blood circulation to scalp skin and aid hair growth. Head massage also reduces stress, tension headaches and induces good sleep.
  • If you are using coconut oil then if possible, boil it for 2 minutes, then add vitamin E capsule in it, and then massage your scalp slowly and gently.
  • Our body produces natural oil which is secreted through oil glands of skin and scalp. This oil keeps our hair strands conditioned. Hence do not use harsh shampoos or soaps which strip off natural oil of scalp. Always use mild shampoo to wash hair..Do not use low quality shampoos, conditioners or hair gel because they will damage your hair or may make them brittle and rough.
  • Coconut is best nutrition for hair; try to include coconut in your regular diet like in dals, sabjis, and vegetables etc. Coconut milk is also good for hair growth.
  • Make a paste of methi, lemon, and curd then massage that paste on the scalp. After 15 to 20 minutes shampoo your hair gently. It will definitely give a shine to your hair and is helpful for the hair growth. Do this once in 15 days regularly.
  • Wash your hair with tea decoction. That increases the shine and length of hair. Wash your hair once in three days only. Repeated hair wash leads to dry hair and split ends.
  • Never, ever scratch the clumps with your fingernails. It will cause wound on your scalp. It will also cause infection, as there are harmful bacteria often present underneath the nails. If you have dandruff problem then wash your hair with lemon or curd.
  • Drink plenty of water (2 liters or 12 glasses per day). Water flushes out toxins and increases moistness of skin and hair. This prevents splitting of hair.
  • Brush your hair from root to tips before taking head bath.
  • Wear a swimming cap to prevent hair damage due to chlorine.
  • Avoid tying hair tightly with hair bands. This leads to baldness.
  • Eat a healthy Balanced diet. Include plenty of green vegetables, fresh fruits, minor millets, milk and milk products. Vegetables and fruits provide antioxidants and minerals which are necessary to keep the body healthy. Amla (amalaki or Indian gooseberry or emblica officinalis), is considered as a fruit which help in hair growth. Include banana in your diet as banana contains plenty of calcium which is a vital nutrient required for hair growth. Healthy diet prevents hair loss and improves quality and quantity of hair.
  • Exercise regularly. This helps to increase blood circulation and keep our whole body healthy and rejuvenated. A brisk walk for 30 minutes is advisable for all ages.

Follow these tips for maintaining hair. This hair care system helps the hair tremendously and you will have many admirers your way. There are many hair care systems including the Indian Ayurvedic systems, which has a number of prescribed methods that have proven beneficial since centuries as Ayurveda is a very old medicinal system from India.


September 18, 2012 by  
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It is a dream of every individual to be tall and attractive. Exercise is necessary for increasing your height. When you exercise, your body releases human growth hormone, into your body. These hormones activate your bones, muscles, and tissue to increase in size. The most of your height comes from your legs and spine.

When we are young , in our teens there is more scope for increasing height. When young the bones are mostly cartilage and develop as solid bones as we age. Furthermore, the cartilage plates are situated at the end of the bones, which are responsible for the growth of the body. Proper nutrition and adequate exercise is essential for proper growth during teenage.

Besides, enough calcium and proteins along with calories are essential for physical growth. Moreover, proteins provide amino acids, which are needed to build muscles. And, proper growth of muscles is necessary to increase height during puberty. In addition, adequate amount of calories acts as a fuel for our daily activities. Also, calories help to build muscles. In addition, calcium is also essential to increase height during puberty, since calcium not only strengthen the bones but also, helps in their growth. Additionally, lack of essential nutrients may sabotage the body’s efforts to grow taller.

Sleep is an essential factor for increasing height as it is generally said that sleep aids process of growth.  Adequate sleep is required.

To make your vision come true here are a few tips to gain healthy nutrition and increase height.

  • Eat well balanced diet which contains proteins, calcium, vitamins, minerals and zinc. Include milk and green vegetables in your meals, it improves height.
  • It is important to eat at regular intervals.. Never skip a meal.
  • It is essential to keep digestive system healthy, so chew well while eating.
  • Cycling and swimming are most useful exercises for increasing height.  It also enhances the overall fitness level of a person. You can also do exercises like skipping and spot jumping. Tennis and basket ball will help you in increasing a good height. For playing these games jumps require, so play it regularly.
  • Increase intake of green leafy vegetables, and fresh fruits.
  • Sleep at least 8 hours per day. Sleep is necessary for getting a good height.
  • Avoid alcohol & smoke. Preferably avoid soda drinks, fried – oily items,      sweets.
  • Stretching exercises are one of the most useful and natural ways to increase height. It focuses on the parts of your body that you want to grow.
  • Use more of wheat based products than rice based.

Various postures of yoga are specifically used to grow taller. In addition, yoga postures also enhance the body’s ability to absorb nutrition, which is very important to increase height. Tadasana is one of the famous asana of Yoga for increasing height. Do this asana regularly.  Other asana(s) of yoga is also helpful such as Surya namashkar, Sukahasana, Bhujangasana etc.

Steps for Tadasana:

  1. Stand straight and move your hands over your head.
  2. Join both the hands, in a way that your arms touch your ears.
  3. Balance your weight on your toes.
  4. Maintain the postures for 10-15 seconds.
  5. Return back in normal position.


September 17, 2012 by  
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Ayurvedic diet doesn’t mean eating only legumes, rice and vegetables. Know your dosha type ( Vata, Pitta and Kapha) and balance the food intake by making right choices and decisions.

Ayurveda recognizes six tastes and it’s quite important to have all of these 6 tastes in your diet every day. The six tastes are:

  • Sweet – sugar, honey, rice, pasta (made from the dough of wheat rava/semolina), milk, etc.
  • Sour – lemons, hard cheese, yogurt(curd), vinegar, etc.
  • Salty – salt, any salty food
  • Pungent – chili peppers, red chilli , ginger, any hot spice
  • Bitter – leafy greens, turmeric, lettuce (salad leaves),bitter gourd etc.
  • Astringent – pomegranate, beans, lentils (dhals), etc.

These six tastes are listed in the order they are digested in your body.

The pattern in Indian meals is that we start the course with starters, salads, main course and then dessert / sweet dish or fruit. Common observation is that in Indian meals we have a reverse pattern – salad is taken in the beginning and sweet dish at the end of the meal. Ayurveda Diet has a very holistic-medicine-point of view on diet.

Including all six tastes in your diet contributes to feeling satisfied at the end of a meal. Cravings are often caused by not having all of the six tastes in your daily diet. Many people often omit the bitter and astringent tastes (don’t be one of them!). When you have something bitter or astringent at the end of a meal, it actually reduces your desire for sweets.

Including all six tastes is a great way to incorporate Ayurvedic diet into your lifestyle and at the same time improve your health (not to mention a great way to shed off some pounds-effortlessly).

“You are what you eat” is a saying that you have probably heard before. It holds true not only on the physical but also on the psychological level.

Ayurveda recommends that food should be taken fresh (without pesticides, additives and other chemicals), seasonal, and as often as possible local. Fresh doesn’t, however, mean raw. The best are freshly cooked, whole meals.

You can make a good start when you know what is healthy food . Cook more with fresh produce and start playing with some basic Ayurvedic spices, such as turmeric, ginger, cumin and coriander. No matter what you cook, you can almost always add these spices to your dish. Not only are those excellent flavor and digestion enhancers, but they also have many medicinal properties.

Some right choices you can make while eating out: drink warm water instead of cold water, it enhances digestion. Similarly it is better to have a warm soup than going for ice cold salad during start uo of a meal course.

Eat only when you are hungry, but when you are not don’t eat. Although this seems over simplistic, this practice is the key to conquering most cases of obesity.

Eat light meals , include ginger tea – two times a day and stay healthy!!