Category: Health

Impact of Brain games and Right Brain development in Children

When right brain senses are well developed and integrated with left brain functions, tremendous abilities can manifest. Right brain games and exercises can quickly increase creativity, rapid thought processes, greater concentration and memory, musical aptitude and intuition. When the functions of the right brain are well developed and integrated with left brain functions, we find a genius mind developing.     Right and Left Brain Functions:  Left and Right Brain functions can be seen in the image below.     When children are exposed to right brain games like Rubik’s Cube, IQ enhancer modules and Brain exercises like solving cube blindfolded,  it stimulates and...

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Detox Diet

A very popular post in our Facebook Groups Page! We are recording this in our website so members & others can benefit in the future. Our Gurgaonmom member, Jimlee Borah has noticed this recipe in an Ayurvedic text book. She has tried it in the past and came down 2 sizes…..What could be more tempting!! She calls it the Wonder Diet and here it goes!! Wonder Diet Day 1 Only fruits as many as you want. No bananas. 5 litres of water. Day 2 2 large boiled potatoes for breakfast. Vegetables raw or cooked as many as you want. 5 litres of water. Day 3 Vegetables and fruits. As much as you want but no potatoes or bananas. 5 litres of water. Day 4 1.5 litres of milk and 8 bananas. 5 litres of water. Day 5 6 tomatoes and 1 small cup rice and 6 litres of water. Day 6 1 cup boiled/ steamed rice and vegetables. 5 litres of water. Day 7 1 glass juice, 1 cup boiled/ steamed rice and vegetables. 5 litres of water..   Important Do's & Don't's  No salt/spices intake for 7 days. No tea/coffee intake with milk, only black coffee allowed. Very very important the consumption of water as it is firstly a detox plan and then a diet. Weigh yourself before the diet. On the 8th day, you’ll actually be 5kgs less. After the diet,...

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First Visit to the Dentist!

Hi friends! I am glad that my previous article was appreciated and I hope it has answered some of your questions regarding oral hygiene. In my present article I will try and help make the first visit to the dentist a little less scary and pleasant to children and to their parents too. As a dentist I have observed, when a child is brought to a clinic usually the parents are more scared than the child. The child is plain uncomfortable sensing the tension in their parents. So what I suggest that the first visit to the dentist should...

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Grandma’s Home Remedies

Home remedies and natural cures for common health problems is preferred by many because of the use of easily available household ingredients to create an effective and almost immediate relief. Above all, avoiding medicines, absence of side effects is a major motivation for people to resort to these measures. Please find below some time tested Home Remedies     Kich Kich Dur Karo Combine one teaspoon each of lemon juice and honey. Add hot water to the ingredients to create a healing syrup, which soothes the throat, loosens mucous membranes, treats fever, and eases body aches Ginger and Cinnamon Tea In a glass of water, boil cinnamon, 1 inch of ginger with a pinch of pepper and honey to treat a sore throat and reduce the lingering effects of a cold. Salt and warm water: This is a universal remedy for easing constant sore throat. All that needs to be done is to mix the salt in warm water until it dissolves and use it for gargling. It’s regular use makes the throat feel better. Fight Constipation Grapes have laxative properties and prevent chronic constipation. Dry grapes are helpful in preventing constipation. Soak dry grapes in a vessel overnight and take this at early morning in an empty stomach Take 2-3 seeds each of sunflower, almonds, sesame and linseed or flax seeds. Grind it and make a thin powder. Eat...

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Dental Care for Children

How many times in a day should we brush the kid’s teeth? Ideally we should brush our teeth after every meal or after we eat anything. But that may not be practical. So twice a day, that is, once in the morning and once in the night just before bed is good enough. It is good to inculcate this habit from a very early age [Preferably soon after the first tooth erupts].  That being said on the frequency, it is advisable to rinse the  mouth after we have anything.  This is necessary because the food we consume like sugary sweets, starchy chips, chapati or fruits can get stuck in-between or on the teeth. It forms a slimey layer called tartar or plaque. This layer of plaque acts as the breeding ground for the bacterias that cause tooth decay and bad breath. When is the best time to introduce brushing habits? It is good to inculcate the habit of brushing at a very early stage, like I mentioned before, soon after the first tooth erupts. It becomes all the more important for toddlers because they are prone to tooth decay. Toddlers who keep the milk or juice sippers or bottles in their mouths and drift off to sleep are at a high risk of developing Rampant Caries where the upper front milk teeth  undergoes decay at a rampant pace. However the lower...

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