Health & Wellness

Fight Coronavirus: Food Recipes to Boost Your Immunity System

Coronavirus as an epidemic has already caused countries to lockdown for social distancing and prevention of its further spread. It is important to follow basic hygiene but there’s only so much that hand sanitizers can do. Hence, it’s imperative to boost immunity that helps prevent diseases like noval coronavirus.

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Our body has a natural defence mechanism, ‘immunity’, to prevent and fight again virus such us coronavirus infection. Since it is a virus which has never mutated in human beings before, there is no current solution to it. Therefore, prevention is the best way during times of social distancing or self-quarantine. Some of the most helpful ammo in this fight against ill-health is right in your kitchen.

Turmeric is a spice commonly used in Indian cuisines and easily accessible. It contains a bright-yellow compound known as curcumin which has strong anti-inflammatory effects. 

Garlic, a pungent herb with a characteristic aroma with zesty flavour and popular amongst Indian cuisine. It helps to fight the common cold and has antibacterial and antiviral effects. 

Cloves also known as lavang pods are a major part of Ayurvedicmedicine. It helps in treating nausea and flu. The oil in it combats sore gums. 

Cinnamon has strong anti-inflammatory properties and can be added to warm water, coffee and desserts. The oil in it reduces aches, joint pains and improves circulation. 

Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce inflammation in the body. The lining of the cells is protected by this fatty acid which keeps the immune system in check. It may not directly help with warding off a cold, but it bolsters the immune system. 

Juices like Kale which is nutrient-dense provides one of the best ways to fortify the immune system. Pomegranate helps in aiding blood clotting, boosts heart health and bone development. Beetroot juice has powerful antioxidants that lower risk of heart disease and inflammation. Orange juice is rich source of vitamin C along with calcium that contributes to bone health.

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Here are few easy and quick recipes for daily consumption of food that will boost your immunity system. 

Daily detox tea – lemon, ginger & turmeric 

Ingredients – 6 cups water, 1 chunk fresh ginger, 3 cinnamon sticks, 1 tsp ground turmeric, ½ tsp cayenne pepper, 6 fresh lemons

Instructions• Peel the ginger and dice into thin slices. Add water in a large pot or saucepan over high heat and add the sliced ginger. Turn to low-heat once the water boils and let it simmer for approximately 10 minutes.• After 10 minutes, add the cinnamon sticks, turmeric andcayenne and simmer on low heat for another 10 minutes; stirring occasionally.• Then remove from heat, let cool and strain.

This makes about 6 cups of a concentrated version of the detox tea which you can store in a glass jar in the fridge. This can be consumed warm or cold and add ½ fresh lemon juice right before you enjoy.

Breakfast Smoothies with Flax Seeds

Ingredients – 2 tbsp flaxseeds, 1 cup flavored soya milk, 1 cup chilled and roughly chopped strawberries, 1/2 cup chilled and roughly chopped bananas, 2 tsp honey, Garnish: 2 strawberries and 2 bananas slices

Instruction• Add strawberries, bananas, flaxseeds and honey in soya milk, blend in a juicer till the mixture is smooth and frothy.• Pour equal quantities of the smoothie into 2 individual glasses.• Serve garnished with a strawberry and banana slice.

There are healthy recipes to keep your unhygienic/junk food eating habits at bay. But the above food items are easily available in your kitchen spice box or at the market. Staying healthy especially during such conditions is imperative. – Paramita Singh, Sport Nutritionist, to get an immune boosting diet or a list of supplements under a guided program email – connect2parami@gmail.com

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Free Online Lectures for Doctors, an Initiative by DocMode

The technological breakthroughs are remarkably modifying outcome based learning in healthcare. The learning modules developed by the DocMode platform provides comprehensive and interactive learning programs for health professionals across the world & the beautiful part is that they have taken an initiative to provide free weekly lectures online.

These weekly free lectures are going to be useful for doctors & everyone from health care industry like hospital staff, medical shop owners, pharmacy students, medical representative, medical labs owners and employees of pharma companies. These lectures will help them to update themselves with new trends and technology in order to administer and treat diseases that adapt and change over time as well. The Medical Council of India acknowledges the need for Continuing Medical Education & has therefore made a certain number of CME credits compulsory for all practicing doctors in the healthcare industry. However, the busy schedules of practitioners have made it challenging for them to complete medical courses in universities and other institutions. To cater to this issue DocMode provides free online medical lectures on a wide range of topics.

Well-known doctors like Dr. Anoop Kumar highlights the clinical aspect of coronavirus, while preterm labor is discussed by Dr. Parikshit Tank, Dr. Mangesh Tiwaskar talks about the use of gliptins in the management of diabetes and seasonal influenza is expounded by Dr. Ashok Mahashur. Topics like suicide prevention, glaucoma, HIV, Asthma, Multidrug-Resistant Infections, and depression are simplified by experts such as Prof. Larsen, Dr. Senthil, Dr. Sanjay Pujari, Dr. Braman, Dr. Kaye, and Prof. McGuffin respectively. These lectures cover concepts like brain disorders, skin, infectious and heart diseases, women’s health, and pediatrics amongst others. Although the lectures can be viewed and understood by all, it has proven to exceptionally help doctors, nurses, medical students, and practitioners to expand their knowledge and develop their skill set. 

Recently, the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) collaborated with DocMode to promote online learning amongst Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. Similarly, the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) is mobilizing technology for advanced e-learning in Ophthalmologists. Besides, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) is improving the competency of practicing dentists and dental students’ skills and knowledge through advanced online continuous education. Mr. Prakash Bhosale, a Columnist was talking to DocMode officials & they said that many renowned Medical institutes, Authorities, Health Research Companies, Top Doctors are getting associated with DocMode’s Initiative of free Lectures program. To get these weekly free lectures, you simply need to add 9222086563in your WhatsApp group, we will be posting the links of video lecture on regular basis.

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Time Management

It is hard to succeed in any field if you are poor at time management.

No matter if you’re working part time or working in a corporate mismanagement of time can cost you a lot.

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Procrastination is the foundation of all disasters.

It may also lead to miscommunication and extra stress.

So if you a Student, working or a homemaker you need to save yourself from major down falls and heart ache And fix these common time management mistakes which we all make.

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Time management

1. Multi tasking:

We all have deadlines to meet and under the pressure most of the times you are multitasking .

This makes it almost impossible to complete any task to the best of your ability.

We may accomplish multiple things by splitting of focus but we do not give enough justice to the task that requires a complete attention. Continue reading “Time Management”

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Best investments for Self pampering

Best investments for Self pampering.

How often we keep on splurging on things we barely use or wear and forget to invest in such little things we reach out to every single day.

We need to upgrade the items we use in our daily life and routine time to time.

It also can be taken as a reason to treat yourself and splurge on something we use regularly.

Here are five basic things that I personally love to invest on to pamper myself and these small investments are definitely worth it.

1. Scented candles:

Whether you just want to calm yourself,put yourself yo sleep, use it for destressing or simply as home decor or need it for fresh fragrance!

Candles are truly multipurpose and definitely a sensible investment.

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Treating yourself to a nice candle is definitely worth it and I like to stock up candles from Bath and body Works whenever I visit US. Continue reading “Best investments for Self pampering”

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Social media detox

Isn’t it time for social media detox?

It won’t be wrong to say that we all are living in an era dominated by social media.

We are exposed to a lot of information which we don’t need to constantly eyeing on how wonderful the lives of others look and how we lack those blessings in our lives.

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Such kind of unnecessary comparisons creates a lot of pressure and can take a serious toll on one’s physical as well as mental health. Continue reading “Social media detox”