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Monday, February 28, 2011

Jack fruit

Food for the Month – ‘Jackfruit (Kanthal)’ From K V Peter, World Noni Research Foundation, Chennai

Jackfruit contains vitamin A, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, potassium, iron, and magneisum among many other nutrients. Some of the health benefits of jackfruit include:

Ensures Better Gastrointestinal Health: Jackfruits are good for digestion and are known to help cure ulcers and indigestion. Additionally, the high fiber present in the fruit prevents constipation and helps in smooth and regular bowel movements. The fiber also offers protection to the mucous membrane of the colon by driving away the carcinogenic (cancer causing) chemicals from the colon.

Strengthens Immune System: Jackfruit is a very good source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent colds and infections. Vitamin C helps in the proper functioning of the immune system by supporting the functions of the white blood cells.

Protection Against Cancer: Apart from containing vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant), jackfruits are also rich in phytonutrients like lignans, isoflavones and saponins that provide protection against cancer. These phytonutrients can help eliminate cancer-causing free radicals from the body and slow down the degeneration of cells that can lead to degenerative diseases.

Lowers Blood Pressure Levels: Jackfruit is a rich source of potassium, containing around 300 mg in 100 grams of jackfruit. Potassium is important for the body as it helps keep the body fluids and electrolyte balance in body cells and helps in regulating blood pressure, thereby reducing the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Aids in Vision: The fruit contains Vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant that is beneficial for vision as well. The vitamin is also known for maintaining the health of the skin and the mucous membranes and for boosting up the functioning of the immune system.

Boost of Energy: Jackfruit might be considered as an energy generating fruit due to the presence of simple sugars like fructose and sucrose. Eating the soft, digestible flesh can make you feel revitalized almost instantly.


The jackfruit tree or Jack is called poor man’s food. Spiny and oval or oblong shaped multiple fruit, it can weigh up to 40kg.The Jack multiple fruit is the largest in the plant kingdom. Fruit is used as vegetable at immature stage, delicious fruit at mature stage and several food products from fruits of varying ages. The timber is highly valued for furniture and household frame making. The leaves are feeds for goats and rabbits. The tree harbors a lot of birds, squirrels and rodents.

Jackfruit is the National tree of Bangladesh. It is grown in India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Southern China, Malaysia, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Philippines and to a lesser extent in Queensland, Mauritius, Kenya, Uganda, Fiji Islands and Zanzibar.

The Jack chips from mature fruits are delicacies. Liquors are made from the fermented juice. As a fresh fruit, Jack is par excellent in taste, colour and flavor. You may break the morning fast by tasting yellow to orange peals of fruits.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Backache - Commonest problem in our daily life


Backache is a common problem and it is on rise due to life style we are living in. People are often seen visiting doctors with this problem. Common among the elderly earlier, this lifestyle ailment has now spread to This article is dedicated to all those who fight the perils of bad back in their daily lives
Causes of back pain
In the present scenario, 80% of people suffer from backaches though the causes for all of them vary. Some of the common causes being:

• Age factor: Back pain is common in people above the age of 50. Females are more prone to be affected as age grows. This is due to easy degeneration of vertebral joints called Lumbar Spondylitis.
• Pregnancy: Pregnancy changes the normal lumbar curvature. This results in mechanical stressing of lumbar spine.
• Kidney problems: Renal calculi (stones), kidney infection or injury to kidney can lead to backache. Mostly the pains are spasmodic in nature.
• Gynecological problem: Dysmenorrhea (pain during periods), ovarian cyst, uterine fibroid can cause backache. Gynecological examination confirms this.
• Improper posture:
 Prolonged sitting on computers.


 Long driving hours
 Long standing jobs
 Improper posture while sitting, standing, moving which results in stressing of back muscles which further leads to back pain.
Gen Now is more susceptible to back problems simply because they inadvertently abuse their bodies by over doing their work or by neglecting the benefits of physical exercises.
• Obesity: Extra weight around the belly can put extra pressure of vertebral joint which may be a main cause for backache.
• Wrong exercising: Every individual is different and no two individuals have equal muscular structure to do the same work or exercise. So it gets very imperative to warm up the body before specific stretching exercise. Exercising without warm up can result in severe backache.

• Lumbar Radiculopaty: It is a nerve irritation that is caused by damage to the discs between the vertebrae.



Damage to the disc occurs because of degeneration ("wear and tear") of the outer ring of the disc, traumatic injury, or both. As a result, the central softer portion of the disc can rupture (herniate) through the outer ring of the disc and damages the spinal cord or its nerves as they exit the bony spinal column. In case of disc involvement pain usually get severe in sitting position.
• Degeneration of ligament of joints. This occurs due to
 Increasing of Age
 History of injury or jerk
 In females after menopause
 Deficiency of calcium; condition commonly called osteoporosis

Treatment
The treatment depends on the precise cause of the lower back pain. Moreover, each patient must be individually evaluated and managed in the context of the underlying background, health status and activity level.

Tips to avoid Lower Backache
1. Avoid smoking as it decreases oxygen supply to muscles
2. Maintain right posture:
 Always sit with proper back support.
 Lift up your body in side lying position from bed, always on knees.
 Avoid continues sitting.
3. Avoid high heels: High heels change the level of center of gravity of the body.
4. Proper dietary intake of calcium and Vitamin for whic milk and milk product and certain amount of exposure to sun are the best sources.
5. Exercise is the most vital aide in treating and avoiding back pain but wrong excercises can deteriorate the condition so always exercise under proper medical attention.
6. Fluid intake should be increased. Consumption of plenty of water helps to solve problem of backache where in constipation or renal stone are the cause. But one should avoid hard drinks and aerated beverages.
7. Handle stree- physical and psychological tactfully.
8. Avoid any condition where pain gets severe by movement or prolonged sitting and forward bending.
9. Never ever avoid a simple backache it may get worse one day. Immediately consult the doctor before it’s too late.
10. Always consult an expert or qualified practitioner only.

What is SLRT?
SLRT is Straight Leg Raise Test and is used to perform to detecting any nerve involvement in case of a backache. It starts with following procedure:
Patient is asked to lie down on back. The trained person will ask him/ her to raise both legs alternately. If the pain is aggravated by raising the leg above the level of 70 degree flexion of hip (lifting of leg), then it is indicative of the involvement of a very important nerve of lower limb named sciatic nerve. This condition is commonly termed as Sciatica.
Aim of Physiotherapy in case of Backache:
1. To improve mobility of spine.
2. To strengthen the muscles.
3. To relieve pain.
4. To relieve stiffness.
5. Improving the posture.
6. Improving the circulation.
7. Preventing recurrence of problem.
8. Mobilizing all joints of spine

Dr Gaurav Chadha, a young physiotherapist caters to many cases everyday with this tormenting ailment. Starting his clinic in 2007, Dr Gaurav has since then been an efficient and dynamic professional dedicated to te cause of curing his patients of back ailments.

With qualities of a true doctor catering to healthcare with all sincerity, Dr Gaurav has been lending his services at minimal affordable charges for a rehabilitation centre since 2005 and continues doing that.

Apart from a BPT Degree, Dr Gaurav Chadha has to his credit a number of valuable degrees namely- Diploma in sports medicines, PG in geriatric care and PG in ergonomics and workplace management.



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Monday, February 14, 2011

Psychological Explanation of some of the commonest state of Life

Psychological explanation of some of the commonest state of Life

Every day we come across certain state which we normally ignore or never give importance. These are very common state and if we can interpret them in correct manner it will definitely help us to sort the bigger problem in smaller way. Here I have tried to give explanation to some of the commonest conditions which we face in every day situation please go through this article and give your useful comments on the same.

Difficult to swallowing – As we see this happens in everybody’s life but if its happening very frequently without any underlying cause this might result in some pathology in later life. This can be explained in following way. Difficulty in swallowing is explained as any situation in the life of a person which he cannot express or cannot forget or in a way we say when the person can’t swallow that situation. Try to see his problem and help him to find the solution to his problem.

Nausea: The patient cannot stomach this or that environmental factor and wanted to express that but he or she cannot do so. So if you listen to the person carefully or let him express his feeling of anger, indignation, and vexation or suppressed desires. You might help him to solve his problem of nausea.

Feeling of oppression in the chest accompanied by sighing respirations: Again in the absence of organic findings, indicates that the person has a load in the chest that he would like to get rid of by talking about his problem. A person who takes things by heart has this feeling. (Common symptom noticed in cardiac arrest).

Anorexia Nervosa ((loss of appetite): He or she is very often emotionally starved just as he is physically starved.

Fatigue: Emotional conflict (sufficient energy is used up that little is left) for particular purpose.

Muscle tension giving aches and pain – Emotional tension of unconscious origin frequently expressed as:
Atypical neuralgia- Focal conflict in (face or arm) the person would like to strike someone but is prevented from doing so by the affection or respect that is mingled with hostility.

Itching - Dissatisfaction with the environment which the individual takes out upon himself by scratching himself instead of someone. Itch starts at mind first and then manifest in the body.

Anxiety is specific un-pleasurable state of tension which indicates presence of some danger in organism.

All gone feeling in the epigastric region (empty feeling in stomach area), shaky legs and even vertigo: Indicates severe kind of anxiety attack and so frequently called a heart attack, gall bladder disturbance, hypothyroidism, neurocirculatory asthenia and hyperinsulinism.

These are few of the observations which I always keep in mind whenever I take case history of any patient. This has helped me in understanding their mind state and if we practice to understand in our daily life this might help you to understand you’re near ones psychiatric state. Any doubt or question if you have can call me or can put your questions in this blog.

Dr Rahul Tewari
drrahultewari@gmail.com
09899000998

valentine article by a skooly

Valentine’s day

Its here its here, its back again. Special for some and usual for some .Some are very xcited and will still spend dis day alone. Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-producedgreeting cards.

In earlier times, watevr we present, it used to be acceptable but now a days, evn xpensive rings,jewellery are thrown just lyk dat cuz he or she doesn’t lyk that types of things………..

The problem comes en there z a conflict between mind and heart whether and wat to give on dis day, meanz the special valentine gift, dat z to be given to dat special somebody……………….

So, wat shud be the schedule in order to plan the gifts………..

For the skoolies,

The skoolies, who hav jst fallen in luv cn check out fr ,not too xpensive stuffs, things like chocolates will not help surely, but ya still things like small gifties frm archies or pedellers can help u out.cards or small show pieces wid heart or cute toddies cn help…………….

For her,

The seriousness nd the commitment to be wid her the whole lyf iz enough in itself,it’s the best gift ever dat you are honest nd responsible.Still if you want to get her surprised, a nyc, well planned fine dinner will make it ovr,but dnt go for the candlelight ver.2.0, if you want to move wid the trend. Hey dnt frget the mannerz ovr there, I mean the dinning mannerzz.

For him

Well it’s a tricky question,cuz a guy’s demand never ends,[I m being in a opposite meaning, cuz I dnt wnt any harsh comments]. Ya the girls cn check out for zippo range of goodies and stuffs. Accessories dat will compliment ur guy will surely help you out. Presents like watches,ties or sort of formal accessories,

An idea for shopping or grafting will solve all the problems out,

At last you know him/her very well and you know wat he/she likes.

So,happy valentine’s day,, njoy……………………….















Thursday, February 10, 2011

healing of common ailment during childhood

Life turned out to be full of challenges. Stress level is increasing and every time we solve one of the problems next problem is standing in the quo. But truth of life is that it is a challenge and full of problems. Let us try to find out what is problem? If you ask me to define what is problem then I will define it as lack of solution or difficulty to find the solution of a situation.  But in our daily life we come across in different situations where we face different set of difficulties. If however we solve that then we say in simple language that we have solved the problem.

From the moment of birth we have different set of problems and here I am trying to discuss here first with problems related to health which if we try can be solved by us in simple and easy discussion.

Birth and evolution is the law of nature. Each family is as if a breeding centre and institution for rearing and brining up these descending forces in the forms of children. Human babies are the most helpless creations and need various treatments from the very moment of the birth, show various conditions at various stages with regard to course and boundaries, in various forms in the sequence of a flow originating from a definite source of heredity, the knowledge of which offers anticipatory guidance to look up for the levels and prevention. The acute stages and their languages, which are normally expressed as “distress” and ‘symptoms’ of suffering have been set in the discussion suggesting remedial measures in appropriate places. Every witnessing eye at the sight of such distress puts his mind to it; and searches for a device to alleviate them to any degree it can. To answer these problems the basic knowledge with essential matters has been set in the text. Ideal cure is the cure of the whole man. Yet beyond the limitation of rigidity in rules and principle, homeopathy and other natural methods has flexibility that permits relaxations. This comes under right approach the art of healing. If the scope of such relaxation is sparingly availed of in busy hours of our life, many emergencies can be saved, and evantualities averted.
I do not know how much helpful this tiny series will be to the readers; however, I leave it to their judgment or to that of the users.
All healthy criticism which may help to improve mistakes is cordially invited.