Sunday, 23 September 2012

Eye Care for Computer Users~

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Eye Care for Computer Users~

Computers have become indispensable in work place. Professionals spend more time working at computer workstations. The combination of fixed and constrained body postures, work overload and unsuitable workstations can lead to health problems like aches and pains in the shoulders, forearm, wrist, hand, back & neck pain and eyes strain.

Normal blink rate in human is 16-20 per minute. When this blink rate gets reduced to 6-8 blinks/minute, it results in dry eyes. Near focusing for long hours causes eye strain. Early presbyopia (need for reading glasses) sets in. Other symptoms include headache, eye strain, blurred vision, dry or irritated eyes, double vision, light sensitivity, neck ache, back aches etc.

The pre disposing factors which mainly cause discomfort are

1.Work place conditions
2.Working habits
3.Visual conditions
4.Nature of work
5.Length of time spent at computer
6.Reduced blinking rate
7.In co ordination between design of work station and design of glasses.

A Good Chair: Feet should rest on the floor. Angle should be of 90 degrees at the knee. Arm rest is desirable. Back rest must support the area from the upper ridge of the pelvis to the shoulder blades.The curve in the back rest must support the hollow in lower back. An adjustable tilt is desirable.

Lighting - Required illumination on the working surface. Lower level illuminance for general areas. (3:1ratio)

Eye Care Tips for computer users and professionals~

>Monitor should be more than 5 inches from the eyes.

>Ideal viewing area is 6 inches below the horizontal eye level.

>Work with fonts of darker shades on light background.

>Attach an anti-glare screen in front of the monitor.

>Use screen mounted document holder at the same plane.

>Use suspended lights from ceiling & windows with curtains to avoid light hitting directly on eyes.

>Avoid sitting in front of AC or in a room with low humidity.

>20-20-20 rule - Take short breaks for your eyes every 20 minutes between your work for 20 seconds and look 20 feet away.

>Give proper rest to the eyes – Close your eyes for 20 seconds at least every half an hour.

>>Correct near vision with glasses.

Use of Anti reflective coating glasses can reduce glare from a monitor.

Contact lens users need to lubricate their eyes frequently.

Lastly working at the computer is not harmful to eyes, but make sure to examine your eyes at least once a year.

7 Healing Foods to fight common cold-

7 Healing Foods to fight common cold.

1. Chicken soup
why: It’s been called nature’s
penicillin and is at the top of the
list for its curative powers. Hot
chicken soup helps clear clogged

2. Hot and spicy food
Chilies or spicy sauces to help
ease congestion. Cook Indian or
other ethnic foods that contain
these ingredients, or simply add a
spicy sauce to foods for extra zip

3. Garlic
This fragrant bulb contains a
flavoring agent called alliin which
acts as a decongestant. Garlic is
also believed to act as an antioxidant and destroy free-
radicals, the active oxygen
molecules that damage cells

4. Fluids
To keep you liquefied.

5. Citrus fruits
Reach for citrus fruits to increase
your vitamin C intake. Drink
orange juice for breakfast, snack
on half a grapefruit, or add
tangerine slices to a lunchtime
salad. Getting an increased
amount of vitamin C is especially
important if you smoke, as
smoking increases both your risk
of catching a cold and your body's
need for this protective vitamin.

6. Ginger
Many people find fresh ginger
root helps treat the coughing and
fever that often accompany colds
and flu. Try making a ginger tea:

7. Vitamin C sources
Citrus fruits aren't the only foods
high in vitamin C. Potatoes, green
peppers, strawberries and
pineapple can help as your daily
cold-fighting food arsenal.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Natural Remedy for Joint Pain~

Natural Remedy for Joint Pain~

Joint pain can be extremely debilitating and tends to create a dangerous domino effect. When joint pain begins, your physical activity stops. In the long run, lack of physical activity weakens muscles which support your joints and actually causes your joints to hurt even more. And the cycle continues. With a few natural remedies you can stop the cycle and reduce your joint pain.

Things You'll Need
• Fish oil supplements (omega 3)
• Eucalyptus oil
• Epsom salts
• Olive oil

1 Drink at least eight to 10 glasses of water each day, which is not only necessary for proper bodily function, it also helps to lubricate your joints and flush toxins which cause pain. Additionally, your diet should be as chemical free as possible, as chemicals in food tend to aggravate joint pain. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean, healthy meats such as poultry and fish.

2 Supplement your healthy diet with 2 to 3 grams of fish oil, which is high in the essential fatty acid Omega 3. Omega 3 has shown to greatly improve cardiovascular health and reduce the rates of heart disease; however, it also has fantastic anti-inflammatory properties. The combined health benefits of fish oil will help to get your body moving while stopping joint pain.

3 Massage painful joints with eucalyptus oil to help reduce swelling and inflammation and stop pain. Eucalyptus oil can be used anytime, but is particularly helpful before and after exercise or before bed when joint stiffness tends to be at it's worst.

4 Treat yourself to hot Epsom salt baths as often as needed to stop joint pain. The magnesium sulfate found in Epsom salts has both anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory properties and can be absorbed through the skin. Additionally, the hot bath will increase circulation to reduce joint pain. Add about 2 cups of salts to your tub, soak and enjoy.

5 Replace your regular skin lotion with olive oil which not only helps to keep skin young and healthy, it also helps to reduce joint pain. A little olive oil goes a long way, making it an affordable natural remedy. .

Why Brown Rice is better than White Rice~

Why Brown Rice is better than White Rice~

Want to lose weight and still eat rice? Just switch to brown rice instead of white. Apart from being more nutritious, it also has fat-burning properties.

What is brown rice? How is it different from white rice?

It is just normal rice but with all the nutrients still intact. The reason brown rice has many more nutrients than regular white rice is due to the fact that brown rice has only th...e outer layer, called the hull(husk), removed while white rice has been refined for convenience removing several nutritious layers—therefore losing all nutrients.
The next time you feel sluggish reach for brown rice. It has several 

health benefits:~

Brown rice has more than 80% of your daily value of manganese, which gives you energy from both carbohydrates and proteins.
Manganese also helps synthesize fatty acids, which keeps your nervous system in working order.

The fiber in brown rice produces the best health benefit of all – fat burning! In addition to requiring more energy to break it down, the fiber in brown rice helps satisfy your appetite and therefore decreases your chances of overeating. That is the equation for fat loss – eat less and burn more!

The fiber and selenium found in brown rice can also reduce your risk of many types of cancer, which is a health benefit we could all use. Finally, oils found in brown rice can help lower cholesterol, which according to research, we eat too much of already.

Dark Circles-

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Dark Circles~

Dark circles under the eyes are the common problem of both men and women..
Due to stress, lack of sleep and nutrition deficiency.
Just massage gently around the eyes with few drops of almond oil for a minute. Wipe it off with cotton after 15 minutes. Mix cucumber juice and potato juice, apply it on the dark circles and wash it off after 20 minutes..!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Papaya leaves can cure dengue~

Papaya leaves can cure dengue~

Papaya leaves juice are a possible cure for dengue fever, a recent study revealed.

It has been reported that many people consume papaya leaves or pegaga juice to increase their platelet count after they contract dengue fever.

A recent study, conducted by a group of researchers from local and foreign universities, indicated that the powder from papaya leaves has substances responsible for the release and/or production of thrombocytes (platelets).

The study was initiated and led by Dr S. Kathiresan of AIMST University. Dr Kathiresan said the leaves of papaya fruit were high in complex vitamins that might help bone marrow to rapidly increase blood platelet production.

“The dengue virus’ main effect is on platelet production. Nor­mally, a platelet in our body lasts for about five to 10 days and the body replenishes them when required,”

“This virus destroys the body’s capacity to produce new platelets (during the period the virus is effective). The platelet count for a normal person varies from 150,000 to 250,000 per micro litre of blood. On becoming infected, a patient’s platelet count starts falling.

“A platelet count below 100,000 per microlitre is alarming – immediate medical attention is required. A platelet count below 50,000 can be fatal,” he added.

A fall in the platelet count prevents formation of clots and this leads to haemorrhaging, which results in both internal and external bleeding.

How should Take~

Accordingly it is raw papaya leaves, 2pcs just cleaned and pound and squeeze with filter cloth. You will only get one tablespoon per leaf.. So two tablespoon per serving once a day. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot water, it will loose its strength. Only the leafy part and no stem or sap. It is very bitter and you have to swallow it like that.

I (dr.sharib ) glad to inform you that papaya juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. As dengue fever is rampant now, I think it's good to share this with all.
Please spread the news about this as lately there are many dengue cases. It's great if such natural cure could help to ease the sufferings of dengue patients..!!


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