Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Teeth Cavity Has Grown Deeper

I will post about cavities in the teeth and how it will get bigger and bigger if you don't really pay attention to it in early stages. Last year I went to a renowned dentist DR. Nanda in my city, as my gums had swelled and I was unable to eat. Hell he charges a lot than others, but then again he is the best.

I did an x-ray of my teeth and the Doc. suggested that I better get my teeth cleaned up. He also let me know that there is cavity in my middle teeth and that I have approached him at the right time. I wish If only I would have taken him seriously. Anyways he gave me another appointment after a couple of days to get my teeth cleaned and told me to apply a cream, I don't remember the name of the cream for consecutive 4 days so that the swelling will go down and he can work my teeth to fill the cavity.

I ignored his idea about applying the cream and went directly there to clean the teeth and as you can imagine he was mad at me and told me not come till my swelling gets down. I took him seriously this time and within 2 days my swelling went down and I was lying on the dentist's chair to get my teeth cleaned by one of the doctor's associate.

This was my first time on that chair and the lady just took a moment after my mouth went open to put that weapon in my mouth and let the blood flow like a river in there. I was feeling the taste of blood all over my mouth. It was such a pain. After cleaning them to certain extent she asked me it is not possible to clean all the teeth today and let me give you another appointment.
Another appointment means, more money more pain. When I walked out of the Hospital, I never returned back there.

And now it has been more than a year, my cavity has grown bigger and I think it has started to decay. I feel bad for it and eventually would have to surrender one of the teeth to some external element like cement, silver or gold. I could have avoided all this only if I would have taken the things seriously at the initial stage.

My suggestion to all those guys who love there teeth, please visit your dentist on regular basis, respect their decisions and follow their advice.

Tuna Fish, A Source of Selenium

I mentioned that I was on a break couple of weeks ago and had made somewhat small descriptive post about my holiday in goa here. Well I had a tuna sandwich at a shack( a beach side hotel) for breakfast and I loved it so much that I had to order another one. But it was 14 days after that, when I ran into an article which said that tuna is a rich source of selenium which fights against the advanced prostate cancer. So I wondered how it does it, what can be other sources of selenium and what selenium is basically.

What is selenium?
Selenium is one of those minerals which are needed by our body in small quantity. To be specific 200 micro grams per day is more than enough for a person.

What are benefits of Selenium?
As I described earlier, studies show that adequate selenium intake has lowered the risk of prostate cancer.

What are the Sources of Selenium?
Other than fish, brazil nuts, wheat flour, part skim ricotta cheese, pork and turkey are some of the sources of selenium.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Calories Consumed In The Form Of Food

Everyone wonders how many calories are they taking in, while having a breakfast, meal or dinner. I too am of the same league and have kept wondering about the calorie count which I might be consuming while having my food. Well, today's post will answer at least some of your questions regarding the consumption of calories through food. I will try to built up a chart of calories in different foods that we consume, so that you guys can refer it when you think like.
I would mostly concentrate on our day to day diet ingredients.

Here we go.
  • 1 Mixed Fruit Cup will give you 60 calories.
  • 1 Cup of Oatmeal Cereal will give you 240 calories.
  • 1 boiled egg is equivalent to 77 calories.
  • 1 banana 75 calories.
  • 6 almonds 45 calories.
  • 1 walnut 20 calories.
  • 10 - 20 raisin will provide 60 calories.
  • 1 serving of vegetable gives 80 calories.
  • 1 serving of vegetable proteins like beans is worthy of 145 calories.
  • 1 serving of non veg protein like fish or chicken has 200 calories.
  • 1 apple/orange/gauva has 60 calories.
  • Orange juice or Apple juice 140 calories.
  • 35 gms of granola bar can lend you 140 calories.
  • 1 bowl veg soup 110 calories.
  • 1 cup salad 150 calories.
  • 1 cup gelato 178 calories.
  • 1 cup of low fat milk 100-160 calories.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Activities That Burn Calories

Everyone around us these days seem to have become calorie conscious. They tend to eat less calorie diet. However one must remember that it is also necessary that you burn your calories through day to day activities as well to stay in balance. This post will concentrate on activities by which a person can burn calories. In my last post, I have already described how physical acitivity can help reduce calorie. Here are some actual figures, I have extracted from the internet.

1) Jogging for 30 minutes can burn 200 calories.
2) Walking for 30 minutes can burn 120 calories.
3) Strolling/Loose walk for 15 - 20 minutes can burn around 30 calories.
4) Going up and down the stairs 120 steps will burn approximately 50 caloriess.
5) In Gym you can burn approximately 400 calories.

Some daily activities and tips to burn Calories.
a) Take the stairs instead of lift, this way you can stay active as well as burn calories.
b) Take a walk if you are talking on phone and it is going to take a while for you to talk.
c) If you like to think, or plan, why not take a walk. This way you can burn your calories and it definitely is one form of exercise for your body.

How do you burn your calories?

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Why you need breaks?

It has been a week, I have returned from my two day holiday in Goa, a land of beaches in India. For me I take regular breaks from my hectic schedule for a number of reasons. The life today is so much stress full, that we unknowingly fall in hands of all work and no play lifestyle. Not only that the jobs are not worthy enough for health, they require your mental ability to the fullest extent. All this is happening but no one notices the need of the body. The need to relax your mind. Everyone's body need some rest, some time out!

I have been to Goa and I am so glad I went there. I was having some stress at work last week with almost 12 hours of work daily. My body was desperately asking for a break. And finally I went there with my cousine sister and here husband. The things that I did there included body massage on the beach. I have never known the power of massage as I had never done it before. I experienced how relaxed your body feels after the massage. I am planning to visit some more massage parlours in pune.

Other than this, it was warming experience when I think of food. I had a lot of it. Kingfish, prawns, fish curry rice, tunna toasted sandwitch, scrambled egg . Wow... here is some sneak peak into those things. I was not able to stop myself from eating all the fish. There was no time when I ate something and it was not fish. Goa is good for fish. You can't deny after seeing this somewhat badly composed pic.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Teenage Hair Loss

Male Pattern Thinning considered as the cause of hair loss in teenagers is the process of hair follicles shrinking day by day , which further reduces the hair on the top of the head to get a U shaped formation on the head.

The time when hair loss starts is generally late teens and early 20s. The boys and girls who are affected by this MPT are all set to grow bald by the age of 30. Thus the saying goes “If you have a head full of hair at the age of 30. You will have it for the rest of life.”

We have already discussed hair loss due to anaemia here. Here is some more insight into the reason of hair loss.

Causes of hair loss in teenage girls:

2)Taking steroids.
4)There is a 50% chance that if a father has got Male Thinning Pattern genes, the son is going to get bald. That does not mean, if both the parents have head full of hear then the son won’t get it. It goes like the mother can still possess the genes, which she might have inherited from her mother or father.

How to prevent hair loss

Hair loss prevention will involve a person in interfering with the inherited genes. There are certain male hormones which influence the genes leading to hair loss . The other way to prevent hair loss is, prevent those from doing so.

Other tips to prevent hair loss

* Eight hours of sleep.
* Proper diet.
* Relaxation of mind.

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Health Benefits of Black Tea

We all drink tea but we drink it as if we are addicted? Is it really an addiction or is it healthier for our body? Well there are a lot of advantages or health benefits of drinking black tea. All the following health benefits are inherited from various articles and are based on study of pro advice.

Health Benefits of Black Tea
1) Almost everyone thinks of tea when they first wake up in the morning. This is because black tea has rejuvenating and stimulating effect.
2) Lessens the risk of heart attack.
3) A study showed 20 % increase in cortisol ( Body's stress fighting hormone).

Effects of Milk on Tea:
It is found in India and some other countries that milk is added to the tea. Though milk has it's own health benefits, it spoils or nullifies the health benefits of black tea. The proper way to prepare tea is to boil the tea first and if someone wants milk with it can pour it externally.
However nutritionist's suggest that plain black tea without adding milk to it is good for health.

It has been found that relaxing effect of the black tea was completely vanished when milk was added to it.

Bottom line: Have a black tea without milk.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

No Red Meat

Why is Red Meat a big No these days. Well readon to get all your answers.

According to a study conducted, continous intake of red meat makes a human body more susceptible to a virulent bug in intestines. This bug may cause diarrhhoea or even death. To be specific Escherichia coli is the name of th bug. So why not follow the no red meat diet and protect your body.

One of the study also suggests that red meat eating will allow the toxins into your blood stream, as it hampers the lining of the cells of intestines and blood vessels and provide a easy environment for the toxins to delve in. So are you still in for the Red Meat or are you going to say a Bye Or a strict no to red meat?