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Year 2011
To keep eye lashes smooth
To keep eye lashes smooth , brush them with petroleum jelly before going to bed.

Bitter Gourd(Karela) juice help cure hangover
Bitter Gourd(Karela) juice help cure hangover . It also helps cleanse , repair and reduce liver problem caused due to alcohol.

Gargling with warm water
Gargling with warm water and pinch of salt after brushing everyday helps reduce tooth ache.

Carrot juice
Carrot juice protects skin from sun damage.

Application of henna
Application of henna to hair very often causes hair to become more brittle and break easily.

Aloe Vera promotes
Aloe Vera promotes good hair growth and is also a good conditioner.

Tomatoes being rich in antioxidants
Tomatoes being rich in antioxidants help lower the risk of high cholesterol induced damage of arteries.

On one leg for 8 to 10 seconds can improve
Standing on one leg for 8 to 10 seconds can improve concentration and balance your mind.

Pomegranate juice
Pomegranate juice contains a high concentration of antioxidants that help prevent prostate and breast cancer.

Consumption of Almonds
Consumption of Almonds lowers cholesterol and also reduces the risk of life style disease.

Ginger Helps
Scent of fresh cut ginger helps cure nausea and also helps in reducing anxiety and depression.

For PMS(Pre Menstrual Syndrome)
For PMS(Pre Menstrual Syndrome) A Diet rich in potassium can ease PMS.(eg. Fish,beans, brocolli)

For Hiccups
A Teaspoon of vinegar swallowed cure hiccups.

For Constipation
Guava eaten with seeds provide roughage that relives constipation.
Year 2010
Use Rock
Heartburn: Use rock sugar(khadi sakhar) or sugar candy(battasa) put 1-2 drops of sandalwood oil and eat it. It helps reduce heartburn and also body heat.

Ginger or Ginger
Heartburns: Ginger or ginger extract added to tea help in digestion and also heartburn.

Repeat This Every Night
Warts : Cut a clove of garlic and rub the cut edge in the warts for a few seconds. repeat this every night.

Shoe Bites
Shoe bites: to avoid shoe bites apply petroleum jelly along the rim and leave it overnight.

For Your Feet
For your feet :Tannic acid from tea helps fight feet odour. Sponge your feet with cold tea at the end of the day.

Working Out
Exercise: Working out makes you overall health glow. It also does a lot good to your hair. Working out.

Change Your Pillow Cases
Change your pillow cases. Switch over to satin pillow cases as these reduce friction and prevent hair loss.

Vitamin Supplements
Vitamin Supplements: Including vitamin supplements will help a great deal in preventing hair loss. Include supplements of vitamin A, C, B and E in your diet to provide good health to your hair.

Eat Healthy
Eat healthy: You need to strong from inside to get hair that shine with health. Eat a lot of fresh fruits and salads to promote hair growth

Chicken Soup
Chicken Soup : This magical concoction has long held the throne for cold and flu fighting foods.

Packed With Virus-Fighting Agents
Ginger : Packed with virus-fighting agents, such as gingerol, which has been studied as a cough suppressant; ginger is a prize-fighter in the battle against colds and flu viruses.

Hailed As A Nutritional Powerhouse
Almonds : Hailed as a nutritional powerhouse, almonds are packed with fiber, folic acid, magnesium, calcium, potassium, riboflavin, and vitamin E.

Green Tea Is Said
Green tea : green tea is said to have disease-fighting powers to prevent cavities and protect your gums.

Its Pungent Flavor
Garlic : Its real strength comes in its pungent flavor, key to clearing up congestion.

Think of Vitamin C
Orange Juice : Think of Vitamin C as one of the best pre-cold and flu friend.

Benefit from the flavonoids in Dark Chocolate
Heart patients can benefit from the flavenols in dark chocolate that.

Height Adjustable System To Table (Adjust Height To Spine According To The Height Of Desk).
  • Lift up any fallen object by bending at knees.
  • Hold object as close to the body as possible.
  • Keep changing your posture every hour.
  • Objects to be placed at reachable distances to avoid stretching.
  • Always get up sideways from bed.
  • Lie down on a firm mattress – placing pillow below knees/pillow between knees lying sideways.
  • Controlled Supervised Exercise For The Back Regulary
Eating Fried Food
Eating fried food in between meals can disturb the body metabolism and cause excess fat diposition below the tissue.

Eyes And Computer
Eyes And Computer To reduce excessive eye strain close your eyes for a while and rest your palm on the closed eyes for a few seconds.

Breaking Of Nails
To reduce uneven breaking of nails dip your finger tips in Olive oil for 10 min and then message gently.

Drinking plenty of water
Drinking plenty of water can help in weight reduction.

Body and brain functions
Good sleep restores our body and brain functions.

Don't Party too late in the night
Don't Party too late in the night Our body clocks are timed according to the sunlight. Late night parties can force body to work overtime,and in return cause hormonal imbalance.

Exercise Helps
Regular exercise helps you to get a toner skin and make you look younger and healthier.

Follow Diet Chart
Follow diet chart to reduce excess metabolism and in return reduce aging process.

Delay Aging
Eating red beans, egg and other natural sources of essential vitamins can delay aging process.

Dairy Products
Relying to much on dairy products can create lactose intolerance and speed up ageing process.

Cardiovascular Diseases
To stay away from cardiovascular diseases eat AVOCADOS in any form.

Effect of Dieting
Dieting can Fasten rate of hair fall, as the hair are starved of the vital nutrients they have to hold the roots.

Want a Blemish–Free Skin?
Mix a pulp of Vitamin C fruits like orange/lime/strawberries with 1 tbsp besan. Apply on face and leave it for 2-3 hrs. Wash it off.

Get Rid of Dandruff with Apple Juice!
Apple juice when applied to your hair scalp can prevent dandruff. Use as a final rinse after shampooing your hair.

Skin Care
Massage almond oil on your face in upward movements. This helps improve blood circulation and nourishes the skin.

Eye Care
Clean your eyes using rose water before going to bed everyday. You will get glowing eyes and dirt free.

Summer & Health
Balance activity with rest. Sunshine and warm weather offer a whole smorgasbord of activities. But don't push yourself beyond your physical limits or let overexertion squash your energy. Schedule time to rest, relax and take a nap when necessary.
Year 2009
An Apple a day can keep Cancer at bay
Apples are rich in vitamins and helps to reduce risks of colon cancer, prostrate cancer and lung cancer.

Protection against Virus
Get enough sleep, be physically active, drink plenty of water, eat nutritious food, and keep a good mood. The healthier you are, the better your immune system will protect you against the virus.

Drink Water
Drinking enough water can help boost your concentration as well as keep you from overeating. Make sure to keep hydrated as you go through your day by bringing water with you.

Get Rid of Acne
Do Not Touch Your Face. This is the most important thing you need to do if you want to get rid of acne as soon as possible.

Drink Tea to Avoid Heart Disease
Drinking tea is said to be as good as drinking plenty of water and it has a number of health benefits. Most important advantage is that having three cups of the hot beverage daily can repel heart disease.

Chocolate and Red Wine Protect Our Body from Alzheimer
According to an expert, regular intake of chocolate, fruits, vegetables, red wine and tea help you against Alzheimer’s disease.

Dont Use Microwave Ovens During Pregnancy
It is very difficult to believe but a truth that the microwave oven that you use in your kitchen could be harmful during pregnancy.

Eat Fish to Stay Away From Eye Disease
If you want to keep your eyes vision clear for long years eat fatty fish twice a week.

Benefits of Banana
1–2 bananas a day will not only help to gain weight, but will also be effective against skin rashes, digestive disorders and even asthma.

Meditate or spend a minimum of five minutes daily in quiet time.

Reduce Stress
Spend 30 minutes a day doing something you like. (i.e.,Soak in a hot tub, walk on the beach or in a park, read a good book, visit a friend, play with your dog, listen to soothing music, watch a funny movie). Get a massage, a facial or a haircut. Meditate.

Night Shift Problems
Women working at night are more likely to suffer from breast cancer than those who don't. If you work at night, pay particular attention to changes in your breasts.

Tip for Nose Bleeds
Stop nose bleeds by putting a few drops of pomegranate juice into your nostrils.

Drink More Tea
Try drinking more tea instead of coffee to help protect your body from damaging effects of free radicals. Tea is a rich source of antioxidants that play a big role in protecting against some cancers and cardiovascular disease.

Bedtime Tip
Avoid heavy work out just before bedtime, it makes your body alert.

First Aid Tip
Keep your first aid kit, all medications, including non–prescription drugs out of children’s reach.

Sex During Pregnancy
It is safe to have sex throughout the pregnancy, as long as the pregnancy is normal. Sex should be avoided during pregnancy if there is risk of abortion or miscarriage.

After Childbirth
In the weeks following childbirth, women should not avoid any nutritious foods. Instead, they should eat plenty of fruit, vegetables, meat, milk, eggs, whole grains, and beans.

When a person has a High fever, take off all covers and clothing. Let the air reach his body. This will help the fever go down.

Cabbage cuts cancer risk, especially breast, lung, colon & prostate cancers.

Sound Sleep
Exercise 5–6 hrs before bedtime to get a good sleep.

Digestive Problem
To maintain the good digestive system & to get rid of constipation, you need to drink plenty of fluids or water.

One of the main foundations of migraine is tension/stress. Trying to live a stress free life is very important for reducing your migraine pain.

Stomach Virus
Avoid consuming alcohol, carbonated drink, coffee etc till you recover. Try to drink plenty of water or electrolyte fluids to get rid of stomach virus.

Sunstroke Tip
To lower the body temperature or get rid of scorching effects you can wrap your body with a damp towel or cloth.

Heart Attack
Excessive alcohol consumption can lead to high blood pressure, high triglycerides, obesity, irregular heartbeats etc, which in turn leads to heart attack or other heart related ailments.

Excessive Soda
Excessive soda intakes can result in your bad dental health as well as cavities, because it contains excessive acid & sugar.

Running Nose
To avoid spreading and picking up germs, wash your hands well and use tissues instead of a hankies, when you have running nose.

Nasal Congestion
Drink plenty of fluids. It keeps the lining of the nose and sinuses moist and less susceptible to infection.

Sore Throat
Water boiled with basil leaves should be taken as a drink, and also used as a gargle to relieve a sore throat.

Tip for Pregnant Woman
Too much physically demanding work during pregnancy can contribute to problems with the pregnancy such as miscarriage, premature labour or underweight infants, especially if a woman is not eating enough.

Teeth Care
Clean the teeth at least twice a day to avoid tooth decay (cavities) and to have nice breath.

Body Care
As one reaches puberty, perspiration increases more. Bathing will keep clean and smelling nice.

Medical Hygiene
Look for the expiry date while purchasing medicines. Safe disposal of unwanted medicines is very essential. Do not take medicines without a doctor’s prescription.

Cooking Hygiene
Practice hygiene during cooking to prevent food contamination, food poisoning and transmission of disease.

Tip for Women
Women, during menstruation should use clean, soft cloth or sanitary napkins. Change the napkins atleast twice a day.

Teeth Care
Coal powder, salt, rough tooth powder, etc when used for brushing lead to scratches in the outer layer of the teeth.

Ear Tip
Wax get formed in ears and block the air way. This causes pain. Hence clean the ears once a week with cotton buds.

Babies exposed to tobacco smoke are more likely to get asthma. If a woman is exposed to tobacco smoke during pregnancy, her baby may also be more likely to get asthma.

Tip for Pimples
If you tend to get pimples, make it a habit to drink the water of a fresh coconut every day.

Foot Care
Don’t wear socks for over 7 hrs at a stretch, to avoid infections.

Stomach Cramp
Stay away from cola & caffeine, to avoid stomach cramp and opt for herbal tea.

Drink hot water regularly to enhance digestive power.

Sore Throat
The best thing to gargle is use distilled warm water with a teaspoon of salt. Honey can be also used as a gargling liquid to get rid of the mucus stuck in your throat.

Skin Care
Cleaning is a major part as it rids your skin of the old cells. Use a good moisturizer for skin. The number one reason behind wrinkles is sun, avoid sunlight or use sunscreen lotion.

Wrinkles Below Eyes
There are no oil glands located around the eyes. So we get wrinkles below eyes.Start applying a good moisturizer in the eye area at an early age to avoid these wrinkles.

Teeth Care
Soft and sticky foods should be avoided because they attach and get between the teeth providing a favourable place for bacteria to grow.

Sleeping Tip for Pregnant Woman
Sleep on your left side. This allows for the best blood flow to the fetus, your uterus and kidneys. It also improves circulation of blood back to the heart.

Yoga Tip
You must empty your bowels and bladder, clean your nostrils and throat of all mucus, consume a glass of lukewarm water and then begin the exercises after 15 minutes.

Remedies for Snoring
Change your sleep position. Lose 10% of your body weight to help stop snoring. Avoid alcohol and sedatives to stop snoring.

Tip for Diabetic Patients
Skip the barefoot look. Always wear shoes or slippers. Wear thicker socks to pad your feet.

Eye Care
Never use Hot Water to Wash your Eyes. Close your Eyes and Sprinkle Cold Water on your Lids.

Yoga Benefits
Regular Practice of Asanas, Pranayam and Yoga Nidra Help Prevent Disorders and Ailments such as Diabetes, Blood Pressure, Heart Conditions, Asthma, Varicose Veins, Digestive Disorders, Arthritis.

Kidney Stones
Drink Lots of Water and Other Fluids, at Least Two Litres a Day, to Avoid Kidney Stones.

Floss Gums
Floss gums daily as gum disease can trigger heart disease & stroke.

Sleep More! Sleep will Speed up your Metabolism and Burn Calories.

Tea, Rich in Antioxidants, Fights against Cardiovascular Disease.

Sugar Substitutes
Sugar Substitutes are generally compounds made up of simple forms of proteins. Since it is not a sugar it is used as a sweetener by people with diabetes and is also safe during pregnancy.

Preventing Heart Disease
Eat Healthy Diet, control diabetes and blood pressure, avoid smoking. Maintain appropriate cholesterol levels.

Excessive Facial Hair
Apply a Mixture of Besan and Haldi (turmeric) with a little water, to face. When it dries, gently rub off. This will remove excessive Facial Hair.

Blackheads and Whiteheads
Blackheads and Whiteheads are caused when pores get blocked by oils, dirt etc. The only way to tackle this is by ensuring your face is clean. Wash your face regularly with a face wash suitable to your skin type.

People who Sleep Less than 8 hour a Day increase the obesity risk. So Sleep Enough which will reduce the Excessive Appetite.

Dry Foot Skin
To Avoid Dry Foot Skin, Try to always use the Foot Cream after Bathing when your Skin is Moist.

Washing Mouth
Mix Equal Parts of Salt and Baking Soda as a Mouth Wash that Sweetens the Breath.

Hair care
Cover your hair with a scarf or shawl  during travel to prevent tangles and to protect your hair from dust.

Diarrhea Cure
Eat boiled sweet potatoes seasoned with salt and pepper before bedtime to cure chronic diarrhea.

Teeth care
Massage your gums with your finger tip to improve blood circulation.

Cough Control
Drink hot tea to break up the mucus and open and moisten the airways. Avoid foods that increase the production of mucus, such as dairy products, meat and fried foods.

Bedwetting prevention
Empty the bladder before bedtime. Encourage your child to get up during the night. Limit fluid before bedtime.

Weight loss tip
Drink only water – no teas, coffees, coca cola, juices etc. Water has zero calories and will help you to lose weight.

Tip for Diabetics
If you’re a diabetic, regular visits to your eye care professional are a must to prevent problems that could lead to blindness.

Caffeine and Asthma
If you feel an asthma attack coming on and don’t have your inhaler handy, try a couple cups of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or chocolate bars. The caffeine will help open your airways.

Pregnancy tip
Don’t drink more than 2 cups of coffee. Your baby may be at risk of birth defects as caffeine is a drug.

Avoid Eyestrain
Full-time computer users should take a 10 minute break every hour.

Black spots
Make a paste of saffron and add some honey, apply it on the face to remove black spots.

Cucumber is a natural cleanser. Mix cucumber juice with milk and use it instead of a cleanser.

Peel and grate a cucumber. Squeeze the juice to this, mix half–a–teaspoon glycerin and half–a–teaspoon rose water. Apply this on sunburns, leave it for some time.

Tan removal
A facemask of egg white and honey gently removes the tan from your face.

Treatments with conditioners helps to correct the effects of poor hair care. Henna is a good conditioner. Treatment with henna is good for the hair.

Don’t be lethargic! Drink more water to avoid headache & tiredness.

Curd is a good hair conditioner. Apply curd to your scalp and wash it off after 20 minutes.

Hair fall
Beat an egg and mix juice of 1 lemon and apply to the scalp. Wash it off after 20 minutes to stop hair fall.

Aerobic Exercise
Aerobic exercise like jogging, swimming, cycling, running accelerates weight loss. Aerobic exercise combined with healthy eating will certainly help in weight reduction.

Healthy Teeth
Eat plenty of calcium rich food and protein as they are essential for healthy teeth.

Eye Care
Since eyes are very sensitive, buy good quality cosmetics. Never lend or use others eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, mascara or eye shadow.

Carrots has vitamin A and is very good for the eyes. It is advisable to take carrot juice every morning on an empty stomach. It also prevents premature aging.

Skin Care
Keep your hair clean from dandruff .If you have dandruff then you will get pimples.

Garlic is a very powerful antiseptic. It helps to delay aging and restores tissue. It also reduces high blood pressure.

Foot care
Take a few minutes to massage your legs with coconut oil or olive oil everyday before bath.

Heart Disease
Lower your chance of heart disease by half! Laugh as much as you can!

Eggs help cut heart attack/stroke risk as they prevent blood clots.

Bad Breath
Brushing or scraping the tongue twice a day reduces the number of bacteria on the tongue, which causes bad breath.

Regular exercise keeps your joints and muscles healthy, strong and flexible. It also helps to maintain the desired weight.

Drinking calcium rich lemonade regularly strengthens bones & teeth.

Skin Allergies
White foods such as garlic & bananas help soothe skin allergies.

Honey taken with cinnamon powder roots out stomach ulcers.

Begin each dinner with healthy green salad.It helps cut appetite.

Wrinkles Problem
For wrinkles around the eyes, apply egg white, leave it till it dries and wash it off with cold water. Do this regularly or on alternate days.

Teeth care
Massage your gums with your finger tip to improve blood circulation.

Skin Care
Almonds have high content of vitamin E, so it can be used in face mask, to nourish dry, dull skin.

Feet Care
Olive oil can be applied regularly to have a soft feet.

Snoring Problem
Sleep on your side, keeping your neck straight. Avoid alcohol and smoking 2-3 hours before bedtime. And lose excess weight.

Acne Problem
Avoid oil–based make–up, hair gels and sprays, squeezing or picking at the pimples and hard scrubbing of skin.

Heart Attack
Eating a healthy breakfast every morning makes you less likely to suffer a heart attack.

Raw Radishes
Eating raw radishes can help prevent some viral infections like the cold and the flu.

Coconut Water
Coconut water is a natural health drink that can add years to your life.

Exercise can make your heart stronger in times of stress.

Eating a banana after every meal reduces the risk of diarrhoea.

Healthy Skin
Drink lemon juice every morning to make your skin glowing & healthy.

Flossing Teeth
Flossing your teeth every day is the best way to prevent gum disease and protect your heart.

Protein in almonds helps burn fat. Eat handful each morning.

Fibre in plums is beneficial for eyes, heart and digestion.

Grapes benefit against kidney stone, also improve blood flow.

Urinary Infection
Drink a glassful of water with a pinch of cardamom powder.

Raw Beets
Raw beets protect you against heart disease & certain cancers.

Sugarcane Juice
Sugarcane juice cures soar throats,also prevents cold & flu.

Fast Foods
Avoid breaded, deep – fried fast food. They are high in fats & sodium.

Bacteria present in yogurt can rid your chronic migraines.

Hair Lice
Add sugar to half cup lemon juice, apply 4 – 5 hours before hair wash.

Heart Problems
High butter intake increases heart problems due to cholesterol.

Stomach Aches
Regular consumption of banana & curd helps relieve stomach aches.

Tonic for Children
The juice of carrot and tomato, mixed with a little honey is good tonic for children.

Cold Problem
Have a mixture of lemon juice and honey when you are suffering from cold.

Lip Care
Massage your lips with coriander leaf juice for soft and rosy lips.

Dark Circles
Massage a few drops of coconut oil around the eyes to get rid off dark circles.

For tooth ache, keep a clove on the affected area.

Bad Breath
If you have bad breath, drink at least five glasses of water in the morning.

Cough Problem
Eat the powder of dried ginger and cumin with sugar for relief from cough.

Lack of Hunger
Lack of hunger? Sprinkle black pepper & salt on pineapple & eat.

Acne Marks
Apply a healing pack of sliced cucumber twice a week to get rid of acne marks.

Burning Sensation
Smear grated potato on your hands if you experience a burning sensation after chopping chillies.

Stomach Pain
Chew some cumin and sugar for relief from stomach pain.

Excess Acid
To remove excess acid from your body, have a glass of nimbu pani every morning before breakfast.

Blood Pressure
Consumption of tomatoes help in treating high Blood Pressure.

Sore Mouth
To heal sores in the mouth, drink two to three teaspoons of honey every day.

Healthy hair
For healthy hair, all you might need is a good night’s sleep. Research has shown that seven to eight hours of sleep supports hair growth and health.

Glowing Skin
Want a glowing skin? Dab buttermilk on your skin for 15 minutes. It will soak up excess oil without drying your skin.

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

Cure headaches by rubbing crushed ginger on forehead.

Tooth Decay
Chewing gums sweetened with Xylitol reduces the risk of tooth decay.

For healthy fingernails, add a glass of milk and a hard–boiled egg to your daily diet.

Hair Care
Avoid brushing wet hair. It can cause the hair to stretch and finally break. Finger–dry, or use a wide–toothed comb instead of a brush to gently remove the knots.

Healthy Back
A healthy back is the result of stretching and strengthening exercises, along with a nutritious diet and general wellness. Proper posture and lifting techniques will help build a healthy back.

Acidity Problem
If excessive indulgence in alcohol and food gives you acidity this party season, drink a glass of water with a piece of jaggery dissolved in it, after meals.

Neem possesses antidiabetic, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Neem is one of the strongest detoxifier and blood purifier.

Avoid additional stress on ankles & feet: Jog on smooth surfaces.

Breathing Exercise
Try this simple breathing exercise if you find it difficult to fall asleep: shut your eyes, breathe through your nose and exhale for twice as long. Repeat eight times.

Nose Congestion
Restless due to nose congestion? Use saline drops for some rest.

Drive headache away! Apply fresh coriander juice on the forehead.

Bowel Cancer
A glass of warm milk every morn reduces bowel cancer risk.

Cough Problem
Cough? Chew 2 – 3 black pepper seeds. It opens chest congestion.

Blood Pressure
Smile more! Being depressed affects your immune system and raises Blood Pressure.

Sinus Problem
Suffering from Sinus? Drink plenty of water and vitamin rich fruit drinks.

Memory Boosting
When working on an important assignment, have a glass of sugarcane juice. Research has proved that glucose offers a short–term boost to your memory.

Abdominal Exercise
To prevent abdominal distention, try this simple exercise. Tighten your abdominal muscles by pulling in your stomach several times a day.

Long breaks between meals lead to a drop in blood sugar levels.

Wear flat–heeled shoes to offer good support to feet and legs.

Weight Gain
Never starve yourself. It will only lead to additional weight gain as soon as you get back to eating.

Breast Cancer
Want to reduce the chances of breast cancer? Buy a pair of sports shoes and head for a run. Research has shown that cardio exercise reduces the risk of breast cancer almost by 20 per cent.

This humble herb contains the highest quantity of natural Vitamin C. One can also get calcium, iron protein, garlic and tannic acids, sugar, phosphorus, carbohydrates etc. This perfect rejuvenative tonic strengthens the immune system and improves eyesight. It imparts a natural glow to hair and skin.

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