Lifestyle

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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Talking to children about sex!

Why Children are often exposed to sex and overt sexuality quite early in life, whether it is in the form of popular songs, such as “Sheila ki javani”, or more direct and harmful ways, such as exposure to pornography and sexual abuse. While children do not have the maturity to understand what sex and sexuality are, they do experience some discomfort and/or curiosity when exposed to it. Depending upon how the situation is handled by the parents, they also have some feelings attached to the topic. Children and teenagers often have many questions, which they might try to ask,...

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What happens when you drink Coke?

Coke itself isn’t the enemy here. It’s the dynamic combo of massive sugar doses combined with caffeine and phosphoric acid, which are found in almost all sodas. Moderation, people!In the first 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor, allowing you to keep it down. 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (And there’s plenty of that at this particular moment.)   Image Courtesy: cnunes62 40 minutes: Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate; your blood pressure rises; as a response, your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, preventing drowsiness. 45 minutes: Your body ups your dopamine production, stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way. 60 minutes: The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium, and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar and artificial sweeteners also increasing the urinary excretion of calcium. 60 minutes: The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded...

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Paneer Carrot Bhurji Recipe

Ingredients 200 gms Paneer 1 tbsp Oil 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds 2 Green Chillies 1 Onion 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder or curry masala powder 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 medium Tomato 1 Carrot grated 1/2 tsp Salt Preparation: Chop the onions, tomatoes and chillies finely. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan, add the cumin seeds, chopped onions and the ginger garlic paste, fry till brown. Add the chillies and tomatoes and fry till they are soft and pulpy. Add turmeric powder, garam masala powder, salt and little water so that all the masalas are well combined. Add grated paneer and fry for 5 minutes till the paneer blends into the masala. Add the grated carrot and keep on stove for 3 minutes more. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot along with...

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Happy Kids , Happy Parents

Becoming a mother or a father is one of the greatest thing to happen to a human being , but you bet being a parent is completely different. Its a long process of learning which starts from the day baby comes in a mother’s womb and goes on and on and on… Parenting is a art which needs to be learnt, acquired and trust me it can be mastered too As your child grows one thing to remember which will ease out a lot of stress from your life is We will start off with the few basics which, if followed will take you a long way and make both     yours and your child’s journey much easier and happier. The Golden rule – “ Please remember your child is a individual treat him like one , no matter how old your child his treat him with respect at all times “ A child will have a mind of his own, mood of his own, emotions of his own, likes and dislikes of his own. Avoid loading him with your desires and wants. Respect their mood swings don’t forget you have your times too. LISTEN Yes, listen , listen to the smallest of thing, silliest of story, even the anger hatred , for children are the simplest and most innocent and with them every emotion will have a expression...

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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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