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How to Treat a Burn on your Tongue (1)

How to Treat a Burn on your Tongue

A burn on the tongue or the roof of your mouth is called Pizza burn. We all know that we need to let the food cool but sometimes, the food is just irresistible. The next thing we know, the tongue or the roof of the mouth has got burnt.

This can happen from any eatables. It can also happen because of a hot liquid that you sipped way more quickly than you should have. Let it cool and it will be fine. If it does not hurt much, the best thing you can do is wait for it to get okay by itself. The irritation will slowly go away. But if the damage is done, here are some simple ways to get rid of it.

Keep A Cool Drink On Hand

Take some ice water and swig it immediately after the burn so that you can minimize the damage. This will give immediate but temporary relief to the tissues that have got burnt. To ease the irritation, keep a cool drink ready with you. Take a sip and it will be of relief. You can also put an ice cube in your mouth and you will get some relief.

Eat Ice Cream

Cool, icy things like ice cream, yogurt help you get relief. But don’t overdo it as we are aware of over eating ice creams for obvious reasons. But eating cool and creamy foods will provide temporary relief.

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How to make your dish Weight Friendly

How to Make Any Dish Weight Friendly

1. Reduce Fats
Try to minimize the usage of oils and butter. If your dish is drying, add water rather than adding oil. You can also learn about changing your cooking techniques. Opt the techniques that use less or no oil like steaming, baking etc and lose weight effectively.

2. Reduce Salts
Excessive salts can lead to high blood pressure & weight gain as well. You can reduce salts and replace it with lemon, vinegar etc.

3. Cut down on Sugar
Cut down on sugar and you will see a positive impact on your body. You will feel more energetic. If you are trying to lose weight, you must reduce your sugar intake to see a much faster effect. Experiment by using less sugar when baking. One can use fruits as a replacement for table sugar. Instead of adding sugar in curd/custard/porridge one can add fruits and make it more nutritious & healthy. Continue reading →

Start Working Out Today

Wait No More and Start Working Out Today

It might be that you have delayed working out till now due to lack of time in your busy schedule. But today is the day that you start working out and getting back in your best shape. Here, I will list the top reasons why you must start to work out.

Increase your happiness

A regular workout is not only essential to losing that excess weight but can be a source of a quality lifestyle that you always wanted. Exercising on a daily basis can benefit a person in innumerable ways such as improving the quality of your sleep time to boosting your memory, thereby increasing the quality of your life. From making you happier to helping you live longer, regular exercise is key to living a healthy, balanced life.   

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Smart Diet Tips for the Healthy Woman

‘When virtue and modesty enlighten her charms, the lustre of a beautiful woman is brighter than the stars of heaven, and the influence of her power it is in vain to resist.’ Akhenaton

Your health needs to be at the front & center because Health is the real Wealth.

From menarche to menopause, the body of a woman undergoes various hormonal changes that directly affect her physical & mental health, mood & potential.  Balanced hormones, right food & optimum physical activity are the pillars of a healthy woman.

Let’s study how you should keep an eye on your health & what you can do for a more healthy you.

1. Watch your weight

If your BMI (Body Mass Index) ranking is from 19 to 24, it indicates a healthy weight. Anything above 24 indicates that you weigh more than you should. As a result, it’s time for some exercising. Involve yourself in some physical activity so that you lose weight so that it does not become difficult.

2.Drink enough water

Start your day with at least one glass of water when you wake up. Drink clean water throughout the day. Water helps you to clean intestines and regulate your digestive system. Water also helps in detoxification of the body.

3. Cut caffeine intake

 Americans are used to drinking a lot of coffee. But too much coffee means too much caffeine. Instead of tea & coffee, take alkaline foods like fruits, salads, juices & soups.

4. Healthy hair & glowing skin

Hair & skin make you look more beautiful. Eat cucumber, melons, coconuts, tomatoes, garlic & walnuts for clear skin & healthy hair.

5. Mind the Menopause Menace

Eat food stuffs containing phyto-estrogens like tofu, green tea, ground fresh flax seed, black tea, flax seed, and strawberries.

Also stay active, keep exercising & try to go for a walk. It’s more easy when you make it a routine

Everything you need is already inside you. . Just be positive & patient.


Why Japanese live longer

Why Japanese Live Longer?

Japan has the highest life expectancy in the world. The average life of men in Japan is 79 years whereas that of women is 86 years. But what makes the citizens of nation of the rising Sun live so long. We have discovered some of the secrets and here they are.

The Diet
What we eat has a huge impact on our health. I can tell you that what Japanese people eat is healthy. Japanese people don’t eat as much Red meat. Red meat is high in cholesterol and thus is not considered good for health. Japanese eat a lot of vegetables although in America, most people hate eating vegetables.

They also eat a lot of rice & fish. Thus they make sure that there is no lack of vitamins & minerals in the body. Although increase in western habits of eating breads, sweets and refined sugars are some of the reasons which has deteriorated the healthy aspect of Japanese nutrition to some extent.

Lot of Tea
Whereas Americans drink a lot of coffee, Japanese drink a lot of tea. When there is so much said about the benefits of tea & coffee, I can say that tea is overall better than coffee specially when you are drinking a lot of it every day.

Different Cooking Techniques
Some techniques that Japanese use are fermenting, boiling and slow cooking. They also drink a bowl full of hot soup before every meal.

A large chunk of Japanese prefer walking. They take buses & trains to commute. Hence Japanese stand for a long duration of time. There are several studies which show a direct correlation between how long you sit and how early you are likely to die.

Japanese are obsessed with cleanliness. So much is their obsession that Japan is one of the cleanest countries in the world. There is no denying the fact cleanliness leads to good health.

Poop Squatting
It’s healthy to do squats. When you don’t have time for exercising, it’s good to squat while you poop. It helps you get rid of hemorrhoids. While hemorrhoids are pretty common in Western countries, they’re nearly nonexistent in Asian, squatting countries.

What You can do to live longer
Who does not want to live longer. But life without good health is only a curse. So just change your lifestyle. Eat what is healthy and take time for exercise. if you can’t take time out for exercise, then go the Japanese way and make walking, standing & healthy eating part of your life.

Benefits of running

Benefits of Running

Running is considered as one of the most effective & enjoyable exercise in the world. The health benefits of this form of the workout has always attracted people to indulge in running & jogging. It is easy to perform, does not need any equipment or practice and can be performed by people of all ages. That is why it is one of the most preferred exercises in the world.

Let’s explore the benefits of running. 

  1. Weight Loss
People who have gained extra weight or fat are the ones who fall for running. Running is an activity that helps burn calories pretty quickly as compared to any other exercise. Extra fat or calories can be easily shred with running. Gain the slim trim body shape with running.

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Quit Sugar

Why Should You Quit Sugar?

Here is a shocker to start with. Every person takes 22 teaspoons of sugar, more than three times as suggested by the American Heart Association. Has sugar been an irresistible part of your diet?

Have you been a sweets fan from childhood days?

Then this article is for you and I sincerely hope that the information I am going to share will make some difference in your life, especially your diet, sugar in particular.

Here are the 5 reasons why you should quit sugar.

Sugar Makes You Fat

A diet which has high levels of sugar or includes fructose in particular makes you over eat. Above this, sugar forces your pancreas to secrete high levels of insulin. As a result, other hormones which balance out weight, stress, digestion & metabolism are neglected by the body. Hence you gain weight & become fat. Plus when these hormones are unbalanced, body experiences fatigue and you need more energy leading to you eating even more.

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Do you prefer juices over fruits

Do you prefer Juices over Fruits?

Do you begin your day with a glass full of canned juice? Do you prefer Juices over Fruits? You might not be helping yourself gain good health or lose weight.

Fruit juice which is considered very good for your health might not be as effective as fruits. Let me take some liberty here. Canned fruit juices might even be bad for your health. Surprised???

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Are you listening to patients

Are You Listening to Your Patients?

We all know that communication is really important. But do we actually care for it? Do you as healthcare providers care about listening to your patients?  The Wall Street Journal of last year highlighted an alarming fact. It said that the nurses and technicians were afraid to speak up about anything that they saw was going wrong. This is because they don’t want to annoy or disturb the physician who could be their job provider or an influencer to the business owner. Although Clinics and hospitals are doing a lot to improve communications but it seems like there is still a long way to go. Continue reading →

How to Lose Weight in Thyroid

How to Lose Weight in Thyroid?

What is Thyroid

Thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the neck below the larynx. It’s job is to make thyroid hormones. These hormones are secreted in the whole body through blood. The Thyroid hormone helps the body to stay warm, use the energy and keep all the organs working. This hormone is called Thyroxin or T4. The T4 name comes from the fact that this hormone contains 4 Iodine molecules in its structure. Thyroid hormones manage the way how our tissues utilize the energy. Thyroid maintains the temperature of body, blood pressure, heart rate and the body metabolism, which is the rate at which food is converted into energy.

What is Hypothyroidism?

When your Thyroid gland is under active, that means you have Hypothyroidism. Continue reading →