Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dirty Dietary Habits at different stages of life!!!

School Going Kids

  • Chewing on Pencils, Erasers and Chalks:

If your child develops the habit of chewing on pencil tops absent mindedly or while concentrating on his studies, as it puts pressure on their upper teeth, thereby increasing the risk of pushing the teeth outwards and he could be at the risk of graphite poisoning, as pencils contain a mixture of graphite and clay which could be ingested unknowingly by the child as he chews on the pencil. Normal erasers are mostly synthetic, meaning made up of chemicals. Most erasers also contain sulfur; Accidental swallowing of pencil top erasers or gnawing off normal erasers can cause gastro intestinal complications, which would require immediate hospitalization. Another major risk would be through the colors or dyes that are used to coat the pencils which are mostly toxic and on ingestion could pose serious problems to your child.

v To rid your child of this bad habit, use the aversion technique of coating the pencil top with some bitter tasting edible substances. It could be advised that you consult a doctor. While most schools use non-toxic chalks in their daily supplies, do check with the school from time to time.

  • Hurried Eating

Children are known to be impatient souls, always wanting to hurry onto the next fascinating thing around! This is evident during the school recess, as out of the scheduled 15 or 30 minute break meant for eating, they barely eat for 5-10 minute and the remainder is spent playing around! This gives rise to a habit of hurried eating, which soon descends to the meals at home, too. Hurried eating leads to an increased risk of indigestion and acid reflux in children and makes them hungry quickly, thereby leading to over eating which in turn can their risk of obesity too!

  • I want Maggi!

With kids as young as 5 years old, demanding that fast food like Maggie and pastas to be served during breakfast, lunch and dinner too! This constant demand structure also extends to the lunch boxes, with parents often found bending to the will of their little ones. On the odd days, that a nutritious food item finds its way into the lunch box, a full lunch box is returned in the evening, While this habit may point towards defiance and a stubborn nature and adverse effects on health as well.

  • Dirty Hands

Children as mentioned earlier are way too impatient to bother about miniscule yet healthy things such as washing one’s hands before a meal or eating their Tiffin’s! With no supervision, kids tend to pick up this habit at school and proceed to eat their Tiffin’s with unwashed hands covered in dust and grime; this in turn increases the chances of them contracting many a disease due to the bacteria and virus, which get transferred to their stomach via their own hands!

v To prevent your school going child from picking up such bad habits, do keep an eye on them and talk to them about the health risks of their bad habits.

Monday, March 28, 2011

10 resolutions that a woman must make regarding her health a new year begins.

1. Take Health Exams and Get an "A" for Good Health - There are many important health exams for women, and the optimal benefits usually correspond with certain age groups. Mammograms: Screen Test for breast cancer, a disease with a risk that increases after age 40. Pap smears, which screen for cervical cancer. Also, discuss with your doctor the new HPV vaccine, which helps reduce your risk of cervical cancer. Starting at 50, testing for colorectal cancer is also important. The disease more often strikes older men and women. Other important areas of screening for women include blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, depression, and sexually transmitted diseases. An osteoporosis screening test is ideal for all women aged 65 or older, or for younger women with one or more risk factor. It is also important to get tested if this problem runs in your family.

2. Move Center Stage - Women are well-known caretakers and jugglers of several tasks at once. With responsibilities concerning home, work, and children, there just aren't enough hours to do all that needs done. The result: many women feel frazzled, frustrated, and forlorn. So take out some time for yourself so that you can be at your best while committing any responsibility being a mother, wife. daughter or an employee of the world.

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6. Avoid drinking coffee all day - Aim for 6 to 8 glasses of fluids per day. Have plain or lemon water, unsweetened juice, skim milk, or herbal tea, such as chamomile, peppermint, and fruit tea. Its good for Health.

7. Exercise regularly.

An ideal combination includes aerobic exercise, weight-training, yoga, stretching, and recreational activities, such as dancing and swimming. Get exercise during your regular daily activities by walking at lunch and taking the stairs instead of the elevator.

9. Jump Outside the Box - Many women who resolve to become more physically active think of going to the gym. They tend to hit the aerobic machines or join group exercise classes. They may get discouraged easily because they don't achieve desired weight loss or muscle tone in a certain time frame. It's better to set fitness goals that are realistic, achievable, and well defined.

10. Guard Against the Bone Thief - This may not sound like a popular health resolution, but it is a crucial one for women and girls of all ages. Osteoporosis, a bone-thinning disease, is major public health threat for women. One out of every two women over 50 years old will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime. Be aware that certain foods and medications may help weaken bones.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beauty treatment to enhance the look this season

1) Fraxel For anyone suffering from age spots, effects of the environment such as sun damage, acne scars, wrinkles near the eyes, and even melasma, or commonly referred to as the “mask of pregnancy,” Fraxel is a great way to achieve clearer and even more radiant looking skin.

Procedure: - A dermatologist begins treatment by cleansing the skin and applying a topical cream to numb the treatment area about an hour prior to treatment. This is to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure. The laser is then used to help the skin rejuvenate in the associated treatment area. The epidermis and dermis layers of the skin are treated, yet no visible damage is done to the epidermal layer of the skin. By only damaging specific areas of the skin, spread out over the area being treated, healthy and unaffected skin is left intact to support the healing process and stimulate the body’s healing capacity. This results in the production of new collagen and even more radiant skin. Treatments usually conclude in about a half hour.

2) Botox Removes or reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

Procedure: - Botox is used for fine to deep wrinkles around the eyes, also known as Crows Feet. Botox blocks signals from the nerves to the muscles. The injected muscle cans no longer contract, which causes the wrinkles to relax and soften. A lot of people use Botox to smooth over wrinkles that are in the forehead and in between the nose. Usually, the procedure takes 10 to 15 minutes, and can last anywhere from 3 to 6 months-depending on each person.

3) Tooth WhiteningTooth whitening can be a highly effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface. It cannot make a complete colour change; but it will lighten the existing shade.

Procedure: - Professional bleaching is the most common form of tooth whitening. Your cosmetologist / dentist will be able to tell you if you are suitable for the treatment, and will supervise it if you are. First the dentist will put a rubber shield or a gel on your gums to protect the soft tissue. They will then apply the whitening product to your teeth, using a specially made tray which fits into your mouth like a gum-shield.

The ‘active ingredient’ in the product is usually hydrogen peroxide or carbamide peroxide. As the active ingredient is broken down, oxygen gets into the enamel on the teeth and the tooth colour is made light

There is now laser whitening or ‘power whitening’. During this procedure a rubber dam is put over your teeth to protect the gums, and a bleaching product is painted onto your teeth. Then a light or laser is shone on the teeth to activate the chemical. The light speeds up the chemical reaction of the whitening product and the colour change can be achieved more quickly using this procedure. Laser whitening is said to make teeth up to five or six shades lighter.

4) MicrodermabrasionMicrodermabrasion may be considered a form of skin polishing where the superficial layer of skin is gently abraded away. Similar to a chemical peel, it is a non-surgical procedure that can be used on any area of the body although the face is the most popular location. This treatment can be especially useful for women with brown skin and has been used to diminish a variety of flaws

Procedure: - a closed vacuum device or machine is used that gently sprays aluminum oxide crystals through a tube, into a hand piece and onto your skin. The machine mixes the gentle abrasion of the particles with suction to remove the dead and damaged outer layers of your skin. The skin debris and particles are then sucked back into the tube and into a waste canister for disposal. The crystals gently polish your face and the suction stimulates blood flow and collagen production. In most cases, treatments last about 15-30 minutes and do not require anesthesia. As with many other rejuvenation techniques, more than one treatment may be required to restore your skin to its natural beauty. Most physicians will recommend between 6 to 12 treatments, spaced 3-4 weeks apart, to achieve the desired results. After you complete the initial treatments, your doctor may recommend additional periodic “touch-up” treatments to maintain your results. Similar to chemical peels, Microdermabrasion is often combined with topical creams and lotions to maximize results.

5) Hair Reduction Laser hair removal is designed to permanently remove unwanted body hair by using the light energy from a laser. Unwanted hair is a common problem in women and men. Best results occur in those with light skin and dark hair, and hair removal works better on coarse hair rather than fine hair.

Procedure: - The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL).Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter, (melanin), in the area that causes hair growth, (the follicle), while not heating the rest of the skin. Light is absorbed by dark objects, so laser energy can be absorbed by dark material in the skin (but with much more speed and intensity). This dark target matter, or chromospheres, can be naturally-occurring or artificially introduced.