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Nutrition, Uncategorized

How To Measure Growth Of Kids In First Year Of Life

The word Physical growth means increase in body and organs size for example in body size includes height weight and length. The age of child from birth till 1 to 2 years of life grow rapidly. after this rapid growth duration the growth of infant or toddler growth goes slow until the adolescent growth spurt. When the growth of child becomes slow they need little calories and there parents also noticed decrease in there appetite. The children of two years age group have very fluctuating eating tendency which makes there parents worried. A certain amount of children may notice to eat effectively still pursue to grow and flourish. Actually, they commonly eat a small amount of food once a day and then invent it by eat more meal coming day.
The duration of preschool age the child weight and height grow stationary. In each year child keep grow similar in a same amount until the early Adolescence phase comes in which major spurt of growth occurs.
As we all know in our body many organs are present so the rate of growth of every organ is different from other for example Just after the birth of child the reproductive system shortly rush a growth, then very small changes occur with time until the puberty was occurred. In comparison, in early years of life brain grow fully. In the end of first year of life kidney functions.
The age when the child start walk they have adorable physique, with the curved back and the belly Forwadly sticking. At the age of 3 year the tonecity of muscle increase and the body fat reduces so in this age the child physic is more muscular and leaner in this time period mostly child able to have controlled on their bladder and bowels.
The growth of child should be reported through a chart from birth to 2 year of life which was give by WHO. And after the age of 2 years follow the growth chart which was given by CDC.
How to check Height and Length in children:
The children who are young and able to stand properly on their own length in these children measured easily by vertical height measuring scale. while the children who are unable to stand and lie on bed calculate their height through stadiometer. Infant height increasea 30% till age of 5 month and 50% height increases till 12 months. An infant grow 10 inch by height in their first year of life.
How to check weight in children
Normally the infant reduced 5-8% of their weight after birth during initial days of their life and recover this weight at the end of starting two weeks of their life. After this duration newborn obtain per day 1 ounce in the first two months and after that duration one pound each month. In the 5 month of life baby weight doubling from their birth weight and tripling by one year.
Importance of measurement of Head Circumference:
Doctor check the head circumference by placing the measurement tape around the head above the eyebrow. head circumference measurement important because it reflects the size of brain doctor check by measuring head circumference either the baby’s brain growing with normal rate or not it is routinely measured till the age of 3 year. In the first year of life the brain size is 75%
Teeth:
The time duration of tooth flare-up be different mainly due to hereditary cause. If the tooth eruption is delay in child it may due to some disease such as hypothyroidism, down syndrome, rickets.
At the age of 5-9 months lower front teeth normally appear. And in the age of 8-12 month upper front teeth appear. Mostly infants has 6 teeth at the age of 1 year and twelve teeth at the age of one year and 6 months and sixteen teeth at the age of two years.

These all are parameters which was use to measure growth during initial years of life because it is every important duration for physical mental and organic growth through these parameters we were diagnosed the disease earlier which help in management more.

Nutrition, Uncategorized

How to measure growth of kids in first year of life

It can be difficult to determine if a baby or child is growing well and how fast it is growing. You are always with them, so small changes in height and development are not always noticeable. Dress sizes can vary significantly, so the best way to monitor growth is to measure your height and plot it against a growth chart.
Once you know your child’s height, it’s a good idea to record it to see how it changes over time. Your child grows at different rates, and logging how your child’s height is changing can help you identify height changes and growth spikes. Pre-printed growth charts often show different sizes, so you can see where your child’s height is on the scale compared to the “average” height of other children in the same age group. You can check it.
Here is how you can measure your child’s growth accurately at home:
Remove the child or teen’s shoes, bulky clothing, and hair ornaments, and unbraid hair that interferes with the measurement.
Take the height measurement on flooring that is not carpeted and against a flat surface such as a wall with no molding.
Have the child or teen stand with feet flat, together, and against the wall. Make sure legs are straight, arms are at sides, and shoulders are level.
Make sure the child or teen is looking straight ahead and that the line of sight is parallel with the floor.
Take the measurement while the child or teen stands with head, shoulders, buttocks, and heels touching the flat surface (wall). (See illustration.) Depending on the overall body shape of the child or teen, all points may not touch the wall.
Use a flat headpiece to form a right angle with the wall and lower the headpiece until it firmly touches the crown of the head.
Make sure the measurer’s eyes are at the same level as the headpiece.
Lightly mark where the bottom of the headpiece meets the wall. Then, use a metal tape to measure from the base on the floor to the marked measurement on the wall to get the height measurement.
Accurately record the height to the nearest 1/8th inch or 0.1 centimeter

Nutrition

Poor Feeding In Infants

Is there cereal on hair and the bowl on the floor? Well, seems like your infant is rejecting the food. Kids are born with the tendency to reject new food, “poor feeding’ is a term used to describe a situation where infants are not interested in eating or they are not getting enough nutrients to fulfill their growing requirements.
Children having trouble to hold liquid and food in their mouth is quite normal and temporary. Babies refusing to eat something are called picky eaters, but being a picky eater and having poor feeding are two different situations.
How do you know if your baby has a feeding problem or disorder? Some common red flags include:
• Refuses to eat and drink
• Isn’t gaining weight or growing as expected
• Cries or fusses when feeding
• Regularly takes a long time to eat (more than 30 minutes)
• Arches back or stiffens when feeding
• Drools a lot, coughs or gags when feeding
• Falls asleep or isn’t alert when feeding
• Avoids foods with certain textures
• Has a hoarse or raspy voice during or after feeding
• Has problems chewing and swallowing
• Has trouble breathing while eating and drinking
• Frequently spits up or vomits
No matter the precise cause of poor feeding, under nutrition is a top concern. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) Trusted Source estimates that 45 percent of child deaths are related to under nutrition.
Feeding issues can also put infants at risk for dehydration, aspiration, pneumonia or other lung infections, and delayed physical and mental development which can lead to speech, cognitive and behavioral problems.
The earlier the problem I diagnosed the earlier it can overcome. It is highly important to visit a pediatric and keep a regular check with them.
While the usual treatment includes trying different foods or textures, medicines for reflux, changing the temperature of food, changing your child’s position while eating, changing the feeding schedule.
If you think your baby is having trouble with feeding, let your child’s doctor know right away. While feeding problems are usually minor, your doctor will want to rule out an underlying medical issue.

References:
• https://www.eehealth.org/blog/2019/11/feeding-disorder/
• https://www.healthline.com/health/poor-feeding-in-infants#emergency

Nutrition

Infants and Toodlers

SOURCE OF WONDER:

The successful transition of a fetus, which is immersed in amniotic fluid and totally dependent on the placenta for nutrition and oxygen, to a CRYING, AIR BREATHING BABY is indeed a source of wonder. Healthy newborns , (birth to 1 month) and infants (1 month to 1 year), need good care to ensure their normal development and continued health. Well speaking of care, Do you know why parents are encouraged to hold their baby right after birth? Well.. some experts believes that early physical contact with newborn helps establish bonding also within the first thirty minutes after delivery it is important to breastfeed the baby because breastfeeding stimulates oxytocin, a hormone that helps the mother’s womb to heal and promotes development of the milk supply and that is totally exquisite!

MILESTONES:

Taking first step, smiling for the first time and waving “bye-bye” are development milestones. Although most  healthy infants and toddlers reach each milestone within a specific window of time and  there is much variation in how wide that window may be. For example: culture, environment, socioeconomic status, and genetic factors can influence when an infant or toddler will begin to crawl, walk, or talk. During the brain development means, learning process of  memory, language, thinking and reasoning, your little ones are also developing bonds of  love and trust with you and others. So keep in mind that the way you cuddle, hold and play with these tots, will set the basis for how they will interact and behave in future. So here let me drop some positive parenting tips:

  • Build connection to gain cooperation
  • Be firm but loving
  • Avoid shaming
  • Use positive reinforcement
  • Give them more of physical affection.

NUTRITIONAL BALANCE:

About the first six months of life, breast milk meets all the baby’s basic needs. But in between 6 to 12 months, baby learns about new tastes and textures so its high time, shift your baby towards solids like fruits, vegetables, grains and meat alternatives to fulfill the basic needs of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Here you need to be mindful of what you choose. Encourage them to try new adaptation and watch closely and patiently without forcing. Don’t forget, your miniatures are not only “small adults” but individual with unique personalities and distinct needs.

THE DRAMATIC STAGE:

Between one and three years, physical growth decreases as children learn to develop motor and communication skills. Imitation continues to be a major factor in normal growth, often taking the form of a house or school play or pretending to be princesses or great heroes (well its more of fun than challenge). As we know, these itsy-bitsies are energetic, motivated, and seemingly limitless!! They begin to develop critical thinking and learning skills. Emotional communication from hugging and kissing freely to crying and anger. You know, our fun-sizes understand the feelings of guilt, pride, and shame and express them at appropriate times and  like to believe that they are the center of the universe. They understand the concept of ownership but may not want to share or exchange. By age three, most toddlers have progressed beyond the “terrible twos” to become friendlier and more cooperative. All their activities combined with an inherent curiosity which makes toddlers prone to wandering, unapologetically and hey! That’s a good sign.

SIMPLY, AVOID! :

  1. Shaking your baby: Babies have weak muscles, it can damage their brain!!
  2. Letting them play with small toys: they are easy to swallow and can cause choking!!
  3. Keeping baby in strollers, swings, bouncers and walkers: as they delay the muscle growth and can even interrupt natural growth process.

LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST:

As our HCP TABIBA MISBAH AHMED stated, being a mother is a “full time job”. Go steady and be easy, physically, mentally and emotionally. Parenting is indeed a hard work so it would be easier to enjoy your baby when you are good yourself.

REFERENCES:

www.verywellfamily.com , www.mother.ly , www.makeuseof.com , www.dadabhagwan.org , www.healthline.com , www.afaa.org , www.myclevelandclinic.org , www.google.com

MATERNAL CARE

MOTHERSHIP: BOLDLY, BRAVELY, YOU!

OVERVIEW:

A mother’s care, shall not be conceptualized as a disease or as a single event or series of events, but as a very important source of information for the prevention and the treatment of women in a life-long health” said DR HALIMA NAZAR in live session on “MATERNAL CARE” at the platform of OUR HIKMAT. It centers around the health and well-being of a woman. Especially if she is pregnant at the time of their birth, and raising a child. Unfortunately, our average health care does not bridge the gulf between the mother and the ongoing primary care. The conflict has been devastating for many of the mothers, and the gap in the health care often means the difference between life and death.

That has to be noted that, in spite of the fact that being a mom is a full-featured, natural experience that is emotional, it is, as a mother, and a high percentage of the women have to go through a lot of problems when they are suffering from the point of view of health, and sometimes even death. It is therefore necessary to invest in the health of women. Investments can be made in a variety of ways, among which the most important are financing all of the costs of health care, and education in the areas of maternal health, the promotion of effective family planning and provide a step-by-step monitoring of the health of women and children.

OBESITY-THE MAJOR CULPRIT:

According to DR HALIMA NAZAR, women with a mean pre-pregnancy weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) expect to gain 25 to 35 pounds (11-16 kg) during pregnancy, higher rates of high blood pressure, diabetes, respiratory complications, and infections are prevalent in cases in which maternal obesity can lead to adverse effects on the course of pregnancy. Obesity is a strong risk factor for the development of diabetes in pregnant women. Studies have shown that obese mothers who lose weight (at least 10 pounds or 4.5 kg) in-between pregnancies reduce the risk of developing gestational diabetes in the next pregnancy, whereas mothers who gain weight actually increase their risk. Pregnant women should aim for at least 150 minutes of exercise per week, including muscle-building exercises.

ADDITIONAL COMPLICATIONS:

Pregnancy is a stress test in the body of a woman, revealing the tips of your health and well-being in the future. Complications, such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, pregnancy, diseases, pre-eclampsia, depression, and substance use disorders fall into the neighborhoods, into the pregnancy. These terms and conditions and play an important role in the health of women over the course of the year of its birth, and the parents of the future of the chronic prevented or improved diseases that can be.

THANK YOU, MOM!

Taking into account the fact that women bear the burden of pregnancy and childbirth, we would like to honor her memory through the development of policies and practices that form a bridge between the mother’s care and well-coordinated primary maternal health care. Men, for their part, cannot speak out in support of the legal and financial initiatives that invest in the insurance policy and a coherent, co-ordinated care of his mother, who have for a long time after their children are born.

TAKE NOTES:

The women don’t have to go out and have to opt for a C-section, there is a need to have a good knowledge of the pregnancy planning and counseling in the event of complications. Diet and exercise regimen should be included in the care of the skin during pregnancy as well as during the trimesters. Women’s participation in awareness-raising campaigns, and to all the mal-practice should be presented in order to prevent the mortality rate (MMR).

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

OUR HIMAT would like to pay gratitude to DR HALIMA NAZAR for the delightful knowledge she shared which helped spreading awareness on maternal care and the DO’s and DON’Ts during this challenging time of women’s life.

REFRENCES:

www.unicef.org , ecommons.aku.edu , www.mhtf.org, , www.tommys.org , www.riversidemedgroup.com , www.fao.org , www.who.int , www.cdc.gov , blogs.lse.ac.uk.

RESPIRATORY HEALTH

World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is an initiative by the World Health Organization and is observed on May 31 every year. The campaign aims to spread awareness about the dangers of tobacco and its negative impact on health, as well as the exploitation of the nicotine industry that is geared towards the youth in particular. It also aims to reduce the diseases and deaths caused by tobacco consumption.

Facts about Tobacco & Smoking

Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke

  1. Tobacco is costly- Tobacco use costs national economies enormously through increased health-care costs and decreased productivity.
  2. Tobacco is full of chemicals- There are more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke. Tobacco growing requires large amounts of pesticides and fertilizers, which can be toxic and pollute water supplies.
  3. Some chemicals can cause cancer- 69 of these harmful chemicals are known to cause cancer.
  4. Smoking can literally kill you- There is enough nicotine in five cigarettes to kill an average adult if ingested whole.

Effects of Tobacco & Smoking on Health

Smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. For every person who dies because of smoking, at least 30 people live with a serious smoking-related illness. Smoking causes cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Smoking also increases risk for tuberculosis, certain eye diseases, and problems of the immune system, including rheumatoid arthritis. Estimates show smoking increases the risk:

  • For coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times
  • For stroke by 2 to 4 times
  • Of men developing lung cancer by 25 times
  • Of women developing lung cancer by 25.7 times

Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to approximately 41,000 deaths among nonsmoking adults and 400 deaths in infants each year. Secondhand smoke causes stroke, lung cancer, and coronary heart disease in adults. Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are at increased risk for sudden infant death syndrome, acute respiratory infections, middle ear disease, more severe asthma, respiratory symptoms, and slowed lung growth.

Smoking & Increased Rate of Death

  1. Smoking causes more deaths each year than the following causes combined:
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Illegal drug use
  • Alcohol use
  • Motor vehicle injuries
  • Firearm-related incidents
  1. Smoking causes about 90% (or 9 out of 10) of all lung cancer deaths. More women die from lung cancer each year than from breast cancer.
  2. Smoking causes about 80% (or 8 out of 10) of all deaths from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  3. Cigarette smoking increases risk for death from all causes in men and women.
  4. The risk of dying from cigarette smoking has increased over the last 50 years in the U.S.

HOW TO OBSERVE WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY & Quit Smoking

Count the number of cigarettes you smoke

You might not be ready to quit, and who can blame you? It’s tough. But you can start laying the groundwork for your exit by counting the number of cigarettes you smoke in a day. You’ll start to think more about your health and the amount of money you put into tobacco. When you’re ready to take the plunge, there are plenty of self-help books that will guide you through the early rocky stages. You can do it!

Find Your Reason

To get motivated, you need a powerful, personal reason to quit. It may be to protect your family from secondhand smoke.  Or lower your chance of getting lung cancer, heart disease, or other conditions. Or to look and feel younger. Choose a reason that is strong enough to outweigh the urge to light up.

Prepare Yourself

There’s more to it than just tossing your cigarettes out. Smoking is an addiction. The brain is hooked on nicotine. Without it, you’ll go through withdrawal. Line up support in advance. Ask your doctor about all the methods that will help, such as quit-smoking classes and apps, counseling, medication, and hypnosis. You’ll be ready for the day you choose to quit.

Lean On Your Loved Ones

Tell your friends, family, and other people you’re close to that you’re trying to quit. They can encourage you to keep going, especially when you’re tempted to light up.

Give Yourself a Break

One reason people smoke is that the nicotine helps them relax. Once you quit, you’ll need new ways to unwind. There are many options. You can exercise to blow off steam, tune in to your favorite music, connect with friends, treat yourself to a massage, or make time for a hobby..

Clean House

Once you’ve smoked your last cigarette, toss all of your ashtrays and lighters. Wash any clothes that smell like smoke, and clean your carpets, draperies, and upholstery. Use air fresheners to get rid of that familiar scent. If you smoked in your car, clean it out, too. You don’t want to see or smell anything that reminds you of smoking.

Encourage people around you

As they say, the best way to quit smoking is to never start. So try and encourage other people around you to avoid the habit altogether. Teenagers can be a bit mischievous, so you should guide them from starting that how harmful smoking can be.

Reference

  1. https://nationaltoday.com/world-no-tobacco-day/#history
  2. https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2017/05/31/default-calendar/world-no-tobacco-day-2017
  3. https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2018/05/31/default-calendar/world-no-tobacco-day-2018
  4. https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/index.htm
  5. https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/ss/slideshow-13-best-quit-smoking-tips-ever

Nutrition

Are You At Risk Of Liver Diseases?

Liver is a very special organ as it has three main key functions.

  • First, it assures the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
  • Second, it stores glycogen, which the body uses for energy, and vitamins A, B12, D, E, and K.
  • Third, the liver is one of the main excretory organs that ensure ongoing removal of the body’s waste and toxins.

Most people think liver disease is caused by excess alcohol or hepatitis viruses. The reality is that the leading cause of liver disease today is excess weight. This form of liver degeneration associated with obesity and high blood sugar is called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

NAFLD- Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the term for a range of conditions caused by a build-up of fat in the liver. It’s usually seen in people who are overweight or obese and has an unhealthy lifestyle or poor diet.

“A healthy liver should contain little or no fat”

Early-stage NAFLD doesn’t usually cause any harm, but it can lead to serious liver damage, including cirrhosis, if it gets worse. Having high levels of fat in your liver is also associated with an increased risk of problems such as diabetes, heart attacks and strokes.

Healthy diet and lifestyle:

NAFLD is not treated with medication or any other type of medical treatment. Instead, treatment focuses on making healthy lifestyle changes to help reduce the amount of fat in the liver- this would be achieved by controlling the risk factors that caused NAFLD – such as diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. Some of the changes your Health Care Practitioner might suggest include:

  • Lose weight- You should aim for a BMI of 18.5-24.9. Losing more than 10% of your weight can remove some fat from the liver and improve NASH if you have it.
  • Eat healthy- by including more fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet and reducing the amount of calories you eat
  • Exercise- Exercising for at least 30 minutes per day
  • Managing diabetes
  • Avoiding alcohol
  • Avoid medication- Being careful about taking over-the-counter pain relievers and other medications that can affect your liver
  • Contact healthcare provider- Seeing a healthcare provider who specializes in liver disease.

 Natural treatment:

  1. Olive Oil: It is rich in monounsaturated fats which studies show play a beneficial role in lipid metabolism in the liver and in abdominal fat tissue. Since they are oxidized quicker than saturated fats, they may help to avoid the ability of fat to deposit in the liver, causing less fat accumulation.
  1. Green Tea: is rich in Epigallocatechin‐3‐gallate (EGCG), about 200-300mg in one brewed cup of green tea. It is a potent antioxidant, which studies show may be beneficial for NAFLD because of its anti-inflammatory properties along with its improvement in lipid oxidation, insulin resistance, and activation of energy and lipid metabolism.

 

  1. Garlic: Studies show that garlic reduces fatty liver, insulin resistance, and inflammation, and may improve the gut microbiota in those with insulin resistance. An imbalanced microbiota may also be another risk factor for fatty liver disease.

 

  1. Milk Thistle/Silymarin. As milk thistles’ main flavonoid antioxidant, silymarin (with silybin, one of its three active components) protects the liver both by preventing depletion of its glutathione levels, and enhancing its detoxification capacity by reducing the oxidative stress resulting from toxin metabolism.

 

  1. Dandelion: Various holistic practitioners recommend the leaves and root extract of this herb for liver, gallbladder, and bile duct conditions, due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-lipidemic, and anti-fibrotic properties. Dandelion’s use has been shown to lower AST and ALT, marker enzymes of liver toxicity. Those allergic to ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, and daisies, should avoid consuming it.

If you haven’t been diagnosed with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, you can lower your risk of developing it by losing excess weight.

Continuing to maintain a healthy body weight through diet and exercise can help protect your liver from high amounts of fat.

REFERENCES

"Maintaining a healthy liver the natural way" naturalnutmeg.com (march, 2020).
 Michelle Routhenstein " Best diet for fatty liver " ( 2020 )
"Overweight? What You Need To Know About Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)" gialliance.com. (march 2020)

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BIPOLAR DISORDER WITHOUT MEDICATION

Scientists believe that we may experience real-world and imaginary actions in similar ways, explains Aymeric Guillot, Ph.D., a professor at the Center of Research and Innovation in Sport at University Claude Bernard Lyon, in France. Whether we walk on a mountain trail or only picture it, we activate many of the same neural networks—paths of interconnected nerve cells that link what your body does to the brain impulses that control it. You can use this to your advantage in different ways. For example, imagining yourself doing movements can help you get better at them: Legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus practiced each shot in his mind before taking it.

Mental workouts also stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, which governs our fight-or-flight response and causes increases in heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. So simply envisioning a movement elicits nervous-system responses comparable to those recorded during physical execution of the same action, says Guillot.

Although it may sound like hocus-pocus, some research suggests that imagining could help you get results even when you don’t move a muscle. In one notable study that appeared in the North American Journal of Psychology in 2007, athletes who mentally practiced a hip-flexor exercise had strength gains that were almost as significant as those in people who actually did the exercise (five times a week for 15 minutes) on a weight machine.

If your challenge is more mental than physical—for instance, handling a difficult conversation—imagery can keep you calm and focused. “Mentally rehearsing maintaining a steady assertiveness while the other person is ignoring or distracting you can help you attain your goal,” says Kadish. Envisioning this calmness may also decrease physical symptoms of stress, like an increase in heart rate or stress hormones.

When you repeatedly imagine performing a task, you may also condition your neural pathways so that the action feels familiar when you go to perform it; it’s as if you’re carving a groove in your nervous system. Finally, on a purely psychological level, envisioning success can enhance motivation and confidence. Source:(Real Simple)

I’m saying to visualize positive images in your mind. NEVER LET ANY PERSON SAY IT’S OKAY NOT TO TAKE MEDICATION WHEN YOU’RE BIPOLAR.

“There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. When you’re high it’s tremendous. The ideas and feelings are fast and frequent like shooting stars, and you follow them until you find better and brighter ones. Shyness goes, the right words and gestures are suddenly there, the power to captivate others a felt certainty. There are interests found in uninteresting people. Sensuality is pervasive and the desire to seduce and be seduced irresistible. Feelings of ease, intensity, power, well-being, financial omnipotence, and euphoria pervade one’s marrow. But, somewhere, this changes. The fast ideas are far too fast, and there are far too many; overwhelming confusion replaces clarity. Memory goes. Humor and absorption on friends’ faces are replaced by fear and concern. Everything previously moving with the grain is now against– you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable, and enmeshed totally in the blackest caves of the mind. You never knew those caves were there. It will never end, for madness carves its own reality.”

BEAUTY AND STRENGTH

10 Healthy Hair Tips

  1. Amla – It has 8 times more vitamin C than an orange, twice the antioxidant power of acai berry and around 17 times that of a pomegranate. It penetrate the scalp, strengthen the root, and prevents grey hair. It also improves scalp’s health, as a result of which the periodic shredding of dead cells decelerates and dandruff is eliminated.

How to use: Mix 1 tablespoon of amla and lemon juice in a glass/plastic bowl. Mix well and massage this solution for about 5 minutes. Leave it for 10 minutes and after that wash your hair with a mild sulfate-free shampoo

  1. Egg yolk – The yolk is loaded with healthy fats, which help replenish moisture and make strands look sleek and shiny. As hair is 80% protein, applying protein-rich eggs to hair can help replenish the protein lost through styling, making hair stronger and better able to stand up to heat. It prevents frizzy hair & hair thinning and also improves hair growth.

How to use: Take 1 Egg yolk and add 1 tbsp raw honey – Apply it all over your scalp and hair (including the lengths), leave it on for twenty minutes and then rinse with a low pH shampoo.

  1. Banana – Bananas are rich in magnesium, potassium, protein and vitamins that nourish and soften hair. If you have dry and damaged hair, a banana hair mask can provide ample hydration to it to improve its manageability and shine. Moreover, they also prevent and control dandruff while moisturizing the scalp.

How to use:  Blend one banana in a blender, make sure all the chunks are smooth out. Add 1 tbsp of honey and mix it well – Apply this mixture on slightly damp hair and cover it with a shower cap. Wash off after 30 minutes with low pH shampoo.

  1. Onion Juice – Onion juice may help to encourage the growth of thick, healthy hair. Nutrients in the onion juice applied to the hair may nourish the hair follicles, which might increase volume, shine, and improve hair strength. The extra nutrition may also minimize breakages and thinning

How to use: Take a small bowl and add 2 tbsp of onion juice, 2 tbsp of coconut oil and 5 drops tea tree oil (in case you have dandruff) in it. Mix them well and apply the mixture on your scalp. Massage for 2 minutes and then cover with a shower cap. Wait for 30 minutes and then wash your hair using a mild shampoo.

  1. Neem oil – It is effective in getting rid of lice and nits. Neem oil has compounds that disrupt the life cycle of the louse, making it a natural insect repellent.

How to use:  Apply on scalp not on hair for lice and hair growth. You should always dilute pure neem oil with a carrier oil, such as olive, or coconut oil, prior to topical application. You can leave diluted neem oil on for 30 minutes to 1 hour before rinsing and washing with your usual shampoo.

  1. Green Tea – Green tea contains anti-inflammatory properties that can help your hair grow back! It also makes your scalp clean, and free from all infections.

How to use: Take 2-3 Green tea bags and boil in 2 cups of water. Allow it to cool down to lukewarm before using. Store in a spray bottle. Cleanse your hair with shampoo or a cleansing conditioner. Leave hair damp. Spray the tea onto your scalp and massage throughout hair. Cover your hair with a plastic cap, leave tea in your hair for up to 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water

  1. Ginger Oil – Ginger is highly regarded as a hair growth treatment. There are several components in ginger that aid in hair growth like magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium. These minerals help stimulate blood flow to the scalp, which encourages restored hair growth. Ginger has an abundance of fatty acids that help with thinning hair, so while it is encouraging blood flow to the scalp it is also preventing thinning hair from turning into hair loss.

How to use:  Mix 2 tablespoons of grated ginger with 3 tablespoons of olive or sesame oil and a dash of lemon juice. Massage into your scalp and leave in for 30 minutes before rinsing

  1. Castor Oil – Castor oil enhance the health of the hair follicles and promote hair growth (as well as protect against hair loss).

How to use: To use, warm the oil in your palms before working it through the roots of your hair and brushing it out toward the ends. Leave it in for 15 to 20 minutes minimum, and then shampoo it out of your hair. You can wet your hair beforehand in order to make the oil soak in better.

  1. Essential Oils – Different oils can do everything from helping hair grow to adding strength and shine – overall improves hair health.
    • Tea tree oil for itchy scalp
    • Rosemary for all type of skin hair
    • Lavender oil for oily hair
    • Jojoba oil for dried damaged hair
    • Basil oil for the oily scalp
  1. Diet – What you eat can have a huge effect on the health of your hair. A lack of the right nutrients including vitamins A, C, D and E, zinc, B vitamins, iron, biotin, protein and essential fatty acids may slow down hair growth or even cause hair loss. Fortunately, correcting a deficiency in any of these nutrients may help treat hair loss and promote the rate of hair growth. If you think you’re lacking any of these nutrients, try adding some of the below foods to your diet.
    • Eggs
    • Spinach
    • Fatty Fish
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Nuts
    • Meat
    • Beans
    • Papaya
    • Coconut