Friday, August 17, 2012

Natural Ways to Improve Memory


One of the natural ways to improve memory is through meeting your dietary requirements by including brain enhancing supplements from the nature itself.   It helps you to escape from the hazards of over dependence on drugs and chemicals. Over dependence to chemicals is harmful and may lead to addiction or it may become your routine in the long run.   Many of these chemicals and drugs which the researchers prescribe are available in their natural form in many food materials readily available in nature.  And it is for you to recognize your deficiency and select the natural resources to suit the requirement for memory improving vitamins.   Or even a precautionary dependence on any of these natural resources is harmless unlike intake of vitamin or minerals obtained through chemicals.
Some of the food materials we usually take are rich with vitamins and minerals and some contain rare elements helpful to improve memory power concentration.  For example, the main ingredient used in chocolate, cocoa is found to be very useful to increase your memory power.  An alternate way is cocoa drink.  A daily dose of cocoa drink enhances the memory.
 A study made by University in Italy so proves.  Dr. Laura Phipps of Alzheimer’s Research UK underscore the need to conduct further study on the subject.  It has been suggested that to get optimum result other drinks such as tea and coffee may have to be replaced by this.  How to prepare such drinks is described in this video link - http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-make-the-perfect-hot-chocolate.  So how about making a change to this useful product?  

Cocoa Tree, Fruit and Beans 

Cocoa is a plantation crop and cocoa powder is extracted from the bean contained in cocoa fruit. Major country producing cocoa is Ivory Coast where 13 % of total world production is made and it is largely available through out the world market as finished products.
Another natural way to check memory loss is to include grape seeds and pine cones in the diet.  These are containing a natural chemical called NIC5-15 which is helpful in controlling development of amyloidal plaques in brain which causes coating on brain cells and retarding its function.   Pine cone fruits contain beans and these beans are roasted and used like peanuts.  A handful of it every day helps to retain memory.  But be careful to select seeds of non toxic varieties which are not rancid.
An all out efforts are made by people to enhance their body ability by doing physical exercises and work out to make them more presentable and attractive.  But efforts to enhance mental efficiency and cognitive power using brain improvement techniques are very rare and cared too little.  A combination of a healthy mind with healthy body alone can ensure success. So the best ways to improve memory is to include dietary supplements to improve memory.  For that you have to recognize your special dietary need and adhere strictly to natural ways in selecting right type of dietary supplements that are needed.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Have you had the chance of tasting Brazil nut?


Have you ever thought how indispensable nuts are for inclusion of it into your diet?  If not do so very soon for the following reasons.  Nuts are delicious and liked by all.   Of which Brazil Nuts known by its indigenous names juvia or sapucaia in Brazil are very important due to its rich content of selenium,  a rare mineral highly essential to health.  It is grown on forest trees surviving for years bearing fruits containing these seeds. These trees are native of Guianas, Venezuela, Columbia, peru, Bolivia apart from Brazil.  Brazil nut oil is edible and has simultaneous industrial use in lubricants, paint and cosmetics industry.  But the importance of this tree grows in the context of its nut containing this rare mineral selenium which is so precious to mankind.  So if you have access to it don’t forget to add it as a dietary supplement as it helps to a great extend to tune up your immune system.
A mineral too much discussed now a days is selenium,  chemical symbol of which is Se with atomic number 34.  It is established that we need this mineral in very small quantities for preservation of good health.  When combined with vitamin E, it works as an anti oxidant.  It is toxic at high levels and usually the need for human is limited to micro grams ranging from 20 to 70.   Due to this toxicity at higher level it is not safe to stimulate its level through medication.  Responding to news on its advantage on human health due to its property to protect cells from damage, which enables it to prevent cancer,especially, breast cancer and prostate cancer, Researchers at the University of East Anglia engaged in further study of the topic has brought in their report that who eat more of this mineral along with vitamin C and E are getting protection against pancreatic cancer.   Scientists though could not confirm whether the low level is causing diseases. its greater quantity can prevent occurrence of many ailments.  It is known fact that selenium controls the thyroid function and the immune system is highly depended on it. Immune system needs selenium to work properly.  It has been suggested that keeping its level at satisfactory level may possibly cure male infertility, cancer and Rheumatic Arthritis etc.  But how to achieve the required level of this mineral?  The best possible way is through dietary supplements than medication since medication may lead to over doze and possible complications.   For which Brazil nuts, whole grains, sunflower seeds, liver, butter fish especially shell fish are best sources.
So for people who are health oriented and regulate their diet instead of over dependence on medication, it is a best alternative to include this Brazil nut also in their diet as a protective measure.  

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Do you notice unusual behaviors of your pets ?

Pets especially dogs are best companions of man. From time immemorial this relation grows and continue. But how many of us mark difference of our pet dogs' behaviors and their attempts to convey useful messages to us?  Their howling and barking change suiting the occasions.  For example barking sounds warning human and animal  intrusions are different. Their faithfulness and reliable nature are often discussed.

 Most recent news is about its owner getting warning signal from it on cancer infection in one of her breasts. A 43 year old woman by name Sharon Rawlinson from Newark,Nottinghamshire got indication  from the unusual behaviour of her pet dog.  The dog was gently pawing on her infected breast as if to take out some infected thing.  Later she went to GP for checkup and confirmed the growth of a lump. As for this great help she is indebted to her pet whom she calls "guardian angel"

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Are You Watching Your Walking Style?

The most auspicious day in a human life is one when he/she starts to walk. From that day onward we start moving from place to place.  Some times it is brisk walking and some times it is slow pace depending on the urgency of the situation.  But regardless of the speed there always exist a style in walking.  If you have no disability in walking it is better you get trained to adopt a stylish walking style attracting attention of others.
Again there is difference in style of walking in male and female.  This gender difference is to be closely observed.  As otherwise it is absurd.  A male adopting female walking style and mannerism is looked down upon.  And equally in case of a female adopting male style.  People would view her as arrogant non cooperative and excessively proud.  On the contrary, it is nature's law that she ought to have an attractive style.  Some animals and birds are watched and liked by their style of walking.  For example a pea cock/or swan looks more attractive while they walk.  Some poets have even imagined that their heroine learning lessons of walking from swan.

This apart, a scientific connection also is attributed to your style of walking. Studies presented at Alzheimer Association International  conference bring in new information that the way you walk reveal the way you think.  A cognitive connection has been established between your walking and thinking.  They say your style of walking during old age is an indication of your chances of getting affected of  memory loss dementia or even Alzheimer’s at the extreme. It has also been suggested that it is indicative of performance of your vital internal body parts including brain, heart, lungs, as compared to the performance of a car running erratic when machine becomes obsolete.

Some may say,  Any how for those who have no causes for worry it is time again to worry about their walking style.  It is not so, your success and good health depend on it.  So it is equally important to watch your walking style
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Is there any hope for Alzheimer's patients?

People who are victims of Alzheimer's and their relatives can leave a sigh of relief that the biggest drug trial in the history of  the disease is being contemplated with hopefully better results in the near future.  US based Banner Alzheimer's Institute is to conduct a preventive trial on the large Colombian community bearing potential risk of genetic mutation and carrying risk of future development of Alzheimer's.. The $100million dollar study is initiated by Banner Alzheimer's Institute in Phoenix headed by Dr. Eric MReiman. A drug called Crenezumab which is attacking amyloid plaques in the brain to free it from cognitive problems is on trial. So let us wait for the result now. and see how the drug will react on people with potential danger of dementia developing in future.The study as reported will be concentrated on 300 columbians from the extended family who are carriers of the disease causing gene.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Should There Be A Schedule For Infant Feeding?

Should there be a schedule for my infant to be fed?  If at all there is one is it necessary to adhere to it strictly?  These are questions often pestering the minds of mothers of new born.

 There are people who make tight  Baby sleep & feeding schedule and make it  rudimentary and some are doing it  following  age-by-age feeding guide.  Feeding your new born has never been a problem in the past. Mothers used to feed the baby when it cried.  But modern mothers are following infant feeding schedule  on suggestions from Doctors or Dietitians as they want a brighter baby and their fuure shining with record performance in education, health and IQ and all other parameters.

But the mantra has now been revealed.  It is not schedule but the need that determines appropriate time for the feeding.  You shall have to postpone schedules when the crying need is something else and not food.
It is not necessary that  metabolic needs or blood sugar level of the baby is following any schedule and the mother could understand it well other than guessing..  But  it is often irritating to babies to have a routine schedule.  There are recent reports suggesting that babies who excel in future with higher IQ  and health parameters are the one who were fed on demand and not as per schedule.  So it is time for mothers of new born to think and take decisions. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Is Circumcision a Solution to HIV?

Is it possible to stop spread of HIV through Circumcision? Yes, says Craig Timberg and  Daniel Halperin  in their latest Book 'Tinderbox' on AIDS. They narrate the story of Western colonial powers' greed that led to sending African porters deep into the forest of Cameroon in Africa in search of natural resources who then contracted the dreadly virus and spread it to the rest of the world. They equally put blame on Christian missionaries who tried to change sexual behaviours of natives  supressing polygamy and the rituals of male circumcision etc. The writers put blame on global health officials for concentrating more on abstinence and condom promotion overlooking importance of natural wisdom of these natives. Watch their interview to know more about it.