Saturday, December 12, 2009

Benefits of Colostrum

Continuing the previous post about the facts of colostrum, this post gives you additional information about the benefits of colostrum.

Colostrum (Colostrum) is a type of milk produced in the late stages of pregnancy and the early days after birth. The color of it is yellow. Although they are not many, colostrum has a concentration of nutrients and high immunity.

Nutrition Contained in Colostrum
Colostrum has a high concentration of carbohydrates, proteins, and the body's immune substances. The existing immune substances are: IgA, and white blood cells. Colostrum is very low in fat, because the newborn is not easy to digest fat.

1 teaspoon of colostrum has nutritional value in accordance with approximately 30 cc of Baby's milk formula. Intestines can absorb colostrum 1 teaspoon of it and there’s no waste, while the 30 cc of milk formula which the baby drink, it’s only one teaspoon of its nutrition that can be absorbed.

On the first day may be obtained only 30 cc. However, in each drop there are millions units of substance antibodies. Siga is the only antibodies found in breast milk. Siga Gynecology in colostrum on the first day was 800grams/100cc. Next it is reduced to 600grams/100cc on the second day, 400 grams/100 cc on the third day, and 200 grams/100 cc on the fourth day

Some Benefits of colostrum:

• Inhibits growth of cancer cells
• Good for the growth of children
• Tighten the skin tone and texture
• Inhibits aging (wrinkles and others)
• Against all ailments such as: diabetes, cholesterol. HIV, stroke, osteoporosis, paralysis, high / low blood pressure, heart, asthma, allergies, respiratory system, uric acid, lungs disease, hemorrhoids, colon, liver, vision, bladder, kidney, pancreas, tonsils, skin, acne, leukemia and others
• Smoothing menstruation
• Improve sexual performance
• Overcoming constipation
• Burn fat without dieting
• Improve concentration and memory
• Detoxification
• Accelerating wound healing (after surgery or accident)
• Establish strength and muscle
• Anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and parasitic
• Against the pathogen which is carried by food
• For cells regeneration and enhance immune
• Maintaining the blood vessels
• Increased hair growth for men
• Improve and enhance the system of DNA and RNA
• Promoting the overall fit

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Study links body odour, confidence

Mumbai: Twenty nine-yearold engineer, Sanjay Sharma, worked to the best of his ability and tried to be on his best behaviour while dealing with colleagues and clients. Yet, each time he passed a co-worker's cubicle, he could see them suppress a squirm behind their smiles. The youth, whose superiors were all praise for his work, couldn't fathom his colleagues' behaviour. 

    One day, while flipping through a magazine, Sanjay chanced upon an article on body odour and suddenly everything fell into place. Sanjay started using a deodorant but couldn't be sure if his presence was a source of discomfort to those around him. This started affecting his confidence levels. 
Sanjay, however, is not alone. A recent survey conducted by Centre for Health and Hygiene—an agency which works towards awareness of various health issues which are otherwise overlooked—has revealed that people with body odour are less confident. The survey was done on 800 people across Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Bangalore. 
The survey revealed that 70% of people consider body odour a stigma, while 88% feel that it affects their confidence. "Many a time, people suffer from body odour not just because of lack of hygiene, but also due to increased metabolic rate, obesity or increased thyroid,'' said dermatologist Dr Satish Bhatia. 
"In a humid city like Mumbai, fungal infections can cause body odour. Uncontrolled diabetes can also be a factor,'' said Dr Hemant Thacker, general practitioner, Jaslok Hospital. "But, it can be controlled."


BT tells you how to make sure that you don't let your office be the source of your weight problems

You're working 12 hours a day at a stressful job, barely eating four meals and haven't lost an ounce. In fact, the weighing scale pointer tips further to the right every week! A recent study says that a worker in a sedentary career may end up with a 
    Body Mass Index 3.3 
units higher than someone in a highly active job. But apart from the fact that you don't have much activity in your daily routine, there are several reasons why you are piling on the pounds: 
You skip breakfast: 
You have to get to work on time and you didn't turn in early last night. All you can manage in the morning is taking a 
bath, dressing up and making a dash for work. But skipping breakfast isn't an option. It won't help you with your diet either because those who miss breakfast tend to overeat the rest of the day.Health tip: Opt for an easy-to-prepare breakfast like cornflakes and milk or a brown bread sandwich. Or order breakfast from the cafeteria at work. 
You have a late lunch: With all those meetings, your lunch gets postponed. This causes weight gain because your body gets the message that you're starving it and so it creates reserves for you by storing the food you eat as fat.Health tip: Try to accommodate a half 
an hour lunch break into your schedule somewhere between 12 and 1 pm. Or arrange a working lunch with colleagues. 
Your meal time is too short: You need at least 15 to 20 minutes to eat your meal after which your brain gives a signal that you're full. If your eating time is too short, your body will still be in hunger mode and you will binge later on.Health tip: Get to work a few minutes early so you can spare a little longer time for lunch. 
Your meal is too heavy: If you're tired of the canteen food, it's not an excuse to try out every new restau
rant in town. Restaurants will do anything to make 
    their food tastier and couldn't care less about your weight. Health tip: FIf you've been eating out, try a healthy tiffin service for a change. 
You drink one too many cups of coffee: By 4 pm you've started to feel drowsy after a heavy lunch and make a dash for the coffee machine. The caffeine may keep you awake but the sugar will only keep you from losing weight. Health tip: Often, lethargy and tiredness is caused due to lack of water. Make sure you have a bottle of water on your desk the moment you switch on your computer. The more water you drink, the less coffee you will need. 

(Above) Eat a healthy breakfast so that you don't binge during lunch. (Right) Caffeine may keep you awake but the sugar will only keep you from losing weight