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Know Hidden Hunger, Micro-nutrient Deficiency Affecting Children

Hunger need not be explained. Every one of us experience it. What do you do when you are hungry? Eat food. Is any food sufficient to satiate hunger? The answer to this question is a tricky one. Satiating the feeling of hunger and body needs unfortunately has become two different terms and has given rise to a new term called “hidden hunger”. What is Hidden Hunger?  Hidden hunger, also known as micro-nutrient deficiencies, is a form of under-nutrition that occurs when intake and absorption of vitamins and minerals (such as zinc, iodine, and iron) are too low to sustain good health and development.

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We are aware of the term “nutrients” but what are micro-nutrients? Micro-nutrients are a group of nutrients which are required in trace amounts for normal growth and development. So, small is big because this deficiency can grow to produce irreversible damage if left unattended.  And the worst part is it affects children more. A condition we casually ignore may be the reason for stunted growth, cognitive delays, weakened immunity and infection and we end up drugging our children to cure instead of finding ways to prevent it.

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Product Talk: EyeSpa Cools, Hydrates and Refreshes Your Eyes

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The topic of this post is lifestyle. The idea behind this post came from my analysis of the lives of my  grandmother, mother-in-law and in short, my earlier generation. What was clearly evident was the youthfulness of their skin, hair and eyes. We, the current generation, claiming to be intellectually wise age by looks with grey hair peeping in as early as mid 30s. We cannot deny the fact that stress and strain take a toll on our lives and our life has become much complex compared to yesteryears and the earlier generation. This change is seen more among women as they juggle between home, family and career.

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Slam Fitness and Essensuals Lifestyle Studio on OMR, Chennai

Slam Fitness and Lifestyle Studio came together with Toni & Guy – Essensuals to launch the latest lifestyle destination of its kind in the city. The launch took place between 6pm – 8pm on January 8th at the studio premises located on F1/F2, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Perungudi, Chennai -600096. The event was attended by all the fitness and beauty aficionados, both from the city and the IT corridor. It was inaugurated by ADGP Thiru S. Rajendran, MLA Thiru K.P.Kandan and Divya Vijay, of Vijay TV Super Singer fame.

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Old is Gold Mornings Revived with #Colgate360GoldMornings

nalukettuDawn breaks and our home is abuzz with ceremonial traditional Suprabatham so loud yet soothing such that everyone wakes up to it.  Our beautiful home is lit with natural light entering through the traditional windows and the sun roof on the terracotta tiles. Our expansive home extends 3 divisions in length and the whole place is filled with pleasant incense.  Getting up in the morning is refreshing and triggers a unique feeling of awakening in me. A walk to the backyard reveals the well cared for garden of guava, mango, neem, drumstick, coconut trees dotted with fragrant flower beds of jasmine, hibiscus, rose and many day and night flowers.  It is a unique experience to see those buds waiting for the respective breaks to show up their lovely faces.

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Trend Talk: Moringa or Murungai is the New Super Food Ingredient

moringatreeMoringa or Murungai  is the new super food of 2016. Known as drumstick in English, its botanical name is Moringa Oleifera.  Himalayas holds the best of nature and many herbs find its origin here, be it seabuck thorn, noni, goji berry, every product from this part of the world is unique in its own way. Moringa is also native of the Himalayan foothills. Whole world  has realized the potential of moringa and we have farms in US specifically developed to cultivate moringa and capsules, powders, oils made of Moringa  leaves are on hot sale.

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Hearty Vibes – Positive and Positive Makes a Positive

Positive Vibes make this world what it is and helps us survive and believeaids in tomorrow while living today with confidence.  We grew up learning to be positive and it has helped us tide through difficult times with the confidence that this too will pass and better times lie ahead.  But Positive has a negative impact in all our minds in one case, being HIV positive. Still an area people refuse to talk about or acknowledge, I saw one of my friends suffering from AIDS die a silent death for no fault of hers. She led a humiliated, ostracized life shunned by family deprived of support, refusing help from friends and suffering all alone wishing for earlier death as a boon.

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Health And Fitness – Heart Warming Ways to #ProtectHerHeart

A timely initiative by BlogAdda brought us in terms with health that needed attention but still somehow was not given the priority it requires. Life is so fast paced that we lose track of time and also we have made our day complex that we do not find time to attend to our health and wellness. When you are aged above 40, doctors advise yearly checkup as most of the diseases show up their ugly head during this time. Last year checkup doctor advised walking and low salt diet to make sure BP is under control.

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It was much easier to implement the low salt diet though there were demands for extra salt initially but soon it has become part of our diet. Walking did not find the daylight at all as we kept discussing about the ideal time and the area to walk as our place was abuzz with heavy traffic always. Discussion kept on till it was finally shelved and forgotten.

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Know about Zumba, a Fun Way of Working Out for Young and Old

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If you love to party and dance without any inhibitions, then Zumba is for you. It also applies to others who want to get into Zumba to shed those inhibitions of dancing. Zumba is a form of aerobic exercise that is more like a dance without much stringent rules. It is instructor led but you can experiment it in your own way while having fun. With Zumba, it is party time folks with additional benefit of burning those extra calories. Let us know go a little bit deeper to understand Zumba and how it fares as an effective workout.

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Diabetics, Be alert to Eye Problems and Talk to Doctors Early

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Despite the latest technologies to treat eyesight problems, lack of awareness among patients is preventing the reduction in incidence of blindness in the state. Listing out the various types of eye-related disease, retinal surgeon Dr Amjad Salman, chairman of the scientific committee of theTamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association (TNOA), told that cataract, corneal blindness, refractive error on children, glaucoma, retinal and diabetic retinopathy generally affect people. But diabetes was nowadays becoming a challenge to eye care with one-fourth of the population being affected by the disorder.

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Safeguard yourself from Cholera

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Cholera has been diagnosed in Chennai. We have providing some basic information on Cholera to help in understanding the disease and prevent it.  If you have diarrhea do not panic, do not self medicate, ask for ORS in the pharmacy, take the Oral Rehydration Solution and seek medical help.

What is Cholera Disease?

  • Cholera disease causes a lot of watery diarrhea and vomiting
  • Cholera diarrhea can look like cloudy rice water
  • Cholera can cause death from dehydration (the loss of water and salts from the body) within hours if not treated

*Cholera is an infection in the small intestine caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. Read on..

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Quick Tips for Sinus Problem and Snoring

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Suffering from Sinus or snoring problem? A quick self mechanism and a home remedy can go a long way in helping you get over it. Read on to know more …

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Swine Flu – Improve your Immunity and Follow Simple Instructions


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Health officials issued a statewide alert over swine flu on Sunday evening with the wake of the death of a 70-year-old farmer near Coimbatore due to the suspected H1N1 virus and four patients having tested positive for the killer virus in Chennai in only a few days, which took the number of cases to 11 in the state. The state health department has advised people with symptoms of cold, cough and fever to consult doctors. It is not a reason to panic but a cause of concern for us.

Taking good care of your health can reduce or eliminate your risk of contracting the flu. The key is to keep your immune system strong by following these simple guidelines.

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