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Infertility Treatment - Diet and Lifestyle !!

Infertility Treatment - Diet and Lifestyle: 
- Spices like ajwain powder (bishop’s weed), cumin, turmeric, and black cumin are good for enhancing fertility. Here cumin purifies the uterus in women and the genitourinary tract in men. While turmeric improve the interaction between hormones and targeted tissues.
- Consumption of dairy proteins, like milk, panir (cheese made from milk) & lassi (buttermilk).  - Eating soaked almonds or walnuts. - Drink juicy sweet fruits like peaches, plums, mangoes and pears are suitable.
- People with good digestion can eat urad daal (Split Black Gram) cooked with equal composition of turmeric, cumin, coriander, and fennel. They also can eat banana cooked in ghee, cinnamon, and cardamom as dessert dish. - Food to avoid includes high fat foods and that containing preservatives. - Intake of Caffeine should be restricted in case woman is having trouble conceiving. - Limit the consumption of Refined carbs, like white bread, pasta and rice. - Strictly re…

Bowel Health !!

Bowel Health: Bowel functioning is directly related with the eating. 
A healthy bowel action means it should be effortless when one go to sit on the toilet. If you are having to push or strain to get the proper bowels movement, that means the bowels are not efficiently working as per capacity.
One should empty the bowels effortlessly each day considering we are eating every day. As per the food taken, the bowl movement & performance may vary from person to person.
What we can do to make effective bowels function. The bowels are getting rid of what the body does not want. In case bowels are not getting rid of unwanted items then the items stays within the body. If people are not emptying their bowels effectively they may get hard or nauseated. This may cause headaches, stomach cramps and pains.
The bowels can work well if you take enough water and the food with fibre content. The best sources of fibre are fruits and vegetables, whole grains. For proper bowel movements one also need…

Mother’s stress hormone levels & fetus health !!

Mother’s stress hormone levels & fetus health: For the natural growth of fetus, the supply of glucose from mother to fetus is essential.
Glucocorticoids, the stress hormones levels regulates metabolism in the fetus. Stress occurrence due to physical, mental or social environment adversely raises the levels of hormones.

A pregnant woman naturally get the glucocorticoid corticosterone via drinking water. The treatment to produce glucocorticoid levels in the mother is like that appears in stressful conditions.

Placenta is the organ that supplies all of the substances required for fetus growth.

As per study, When corticosterone is given in later pregnancy and in unlimited eating conditions, the pregnant woman though eat more but her placenta was unable to transport glucose to the fetus proportionately. This leads to a decrease in the fetus size. This effect was not seen when the hormone was visualize in pregnancy's early stages i.e. when the diet is in limited condition. Actuall…

Dental Care during Pregnancy !!

Dental Care during Pregnancy: Before a woman plan pregnancy, it is important to maintain the health of teeth and gums. Woman need to brush the teeth and gentle massage the gum-line twice a day. For brushing purpose, woman may opt a soft toothbrush with fluoride tooth paste. Woman usually feel more comfortable in taking any dental treatment before pregnancy as compared to post pregnancy due to morning sickness or tiredness at the time pregnancy.
Even though a pregnancy does not have any role in dental decay. Usually dental health get linked to premature delivery and thus healthy teeth and gums is one of the safe pregnancy assurance.
During pregnancy period, consult the dentist on how to take care of teeth & gums.The doctor take all care in prescribing medicines to a pregnant woman as the medicine may affect baby's developing teeth.
At the time of facing the morning sickness or gastric reflux (heartburn) issue particularly during first trimester, the acidic stomach contents can …

Pregnancy & Relationship with Partner

Pregnancy & Relationship with the partner: Pregnancy & the baby might bring behavioral changes among pregnant couple's relationship. These
changes occur smoothly for some couples & some may feel resistance to these changes. Some couple might think that pregnancy & baby birth effect their physical relationship.
There is no thumb rule for Pregnant couple's behavior during pregnancy period. Its individual decision regarding the way to deal with worries, problems, pleasure, joy and the waiting.
Male partner may need time to adjust to pregnancy as he is biologically not connected as much as his partner does. Partner should feel more involved & be supportive in partner's pregnancy/health concern.
Many a times male partner get a feel of pregnancy after seeing the baby during the ultrasound. This is the time he feels sense of involvement with unborn baby.
Mutually sharing of feelings is a great step towards understanding the each others emotions during pregnan…

Diet and nutrition essential for mental health

Diet and nutrition essential for mental health: There is an important relationships between the diet quality, nutritional deficiencies and mental health.

Maternal and early life nutrition is the key factor in the high prevalence of mental disorders. Nutrition is important factor in mental health outcomes in children.

Nutrient based prescription has the potential to assist in the management of mental disorders like depression and anxiety.

Study suggests that nutrients like omega-3s, B vitamins (folate, B12), iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamin D, amino acids are having a direct link with brain health. It will be good to consume these nutrients in the diet form as far as possible. Nutrient supplements may also be taken as prescribed by the doctor.

Many studies have shown relation between healthy nutritional diet and a reduced risk for depression across people. It is need of time to consider diet and additional nutrients to manage the mental ill health.

Know how to give birth to a Genius, we…

Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Vitamin D and Pregnancy: The important role of Vitamin D in the body is to help in strengthening the muscle and bone; by absorbing the calcium from food eaten. In other words; Calcium supports the bones and teeth structure while vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. Vitamin D gives protection against cancer,  heart disease and diabetes.

Vitamin D is responsible for the development of bones of fetus in case of pregnancy. The deficiency of vitamin D can affect the baby's bone strength which may cause a bone deformity known as rickets.
Sun is good source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is generated in skin by means of sun’s ultraviolet rays & for this one just need sunlight exposure. Food sources of Vitamin D are from Cheese, butter, fortified milk, fortified cereals etc.
It is necessary to have your Vitamin D level checked by means of a blood test; before pregnancy or in early pregnancy. If the level found too low, one has to consume vitamin D supplements under medical…

Vitamin K & Newborn Baby

Vitamin K & Newborn Baby: Vitamin K has a tendency for blood clot and prevents serious bleeding. In newborns, vitamin K
injections can prevent bleeding disorder called ‘vitamin K deficiency bleeding’ (VKDB) or ‘haemorrhagic disease of the newborn’ (HDN). Vitamin K should be given to babies who are premature or sick, and babies have gone through surgery.
Babies do not get enough vitamin K from their mothers during pregnancy, or after pregnancy while breast feeding. VKDB can cause bleeding into the brain, and may result in damage to the brain. VKDB can be prevented by injecting in new babies with needed vitamin K. At the age of about 6 months, Baby's body starts building their own vitamin K.
Vitamin K can also be given by mouth although it is not as effective as when injected and the effect does not last as long. If you choose vitamin K by mouth, your baby must have three doses: - At birth - At 3 to 5 days later - In the 4th week, if the baby is fully breast fed.  If your baby …

Emotional health during pregnancy

Emotional health during pregnancy: A pregnant women may feel Depression, think about normal baby birth, Worry about labor pain etc.
If women think positive & work on doctor's health advises during pregnancy; surely will make the period memorable & enjoyable. Woman should talk frankly about any concerns with partner or a close one. Sharing your feelings can give you a sense of relief.

Initial fetus movement inside the womb will be an emotional experience for a pregnant women. Due to the mood swings, nausea and tiredness; women may feel low during pregnancy just like any other time of your life.

Worries and mood swings are part of pregnancy. If women feel depressed then may feel alone, may suffer lack of sleep and be more irritable than normal. Here woman must express thoughts to the doctor or counselor which then help you & sort out the queries..

Women normally have more emotionally connect with their unborn baby & feel herself being responsible for their baby'…

Planning for Pregnancy

Pregnancy planning: For the women who are planning for pregnancy should watch for own health. pre-pregnancy health conditions determines your health during pregnancy. The healthy mother delivers healthy child.
A Pregnancy should be properly planned under guidance of doctors & antenatal consultant. Discuss regarding diet and vitamins that need to begin in pre-conception period to prepare body for upcoming pregnancy phase.
A growing fetus needs necessary energy and vital nutrients that are the building blocks for the baby. For satisfying the need of the growing fetus i.e. providing enough calories or nutrients, the would be mother should eat well balance diet during pregnancy. The pregnancy diet should not contains too much fat or sugar. Maintaining a healthy body weight will benefit both you & the upcoming baby, that is why pre-pregnancy planning is necessary. As per doctor's advice, you need to gain weight or loss it, before due conception. Along with suggested diet, the …

Pregnancy and Anaemia !!

Pregnancy and Anaemia: During pregnancy, women should not be anaemic. Anaemia occurs when there is not enough red
blood cells in the blood. The role of Red blood cells is to carry oxygen from your heart to the rest of your body organs such as brain, muscles, skin, kidneys etc. RBC are produced in bone marrow section. RBC contains a haemoglobin protein which is vital for carrying oxygen. In our diet, We should consume iron, vitamin B12 and folate for having necessary haemoglobin from them.

During pregnancy, the women need to make more blood cells or extra haemoglobin which requires consumption of enough diet having  iron, vitamin B12 and folate. Iron supplements are needed in case natural indigestion of iron by the body.

There are many other reasons that women can become anaemic which should be discussed with health care professional.

There are few tests available to perform under the guidance of a doctor like blood count test, iron levels test, vitamin B12 test and folate levels tes…

Folate consumption during pregnancy:

Folate consumption during pregnancy: Folate and folic acid can help in the development of the nervous system & also help in preventing
birth defects like neural tube defects (spina bifida) in babies. Spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects which usually occur in the first week of pregnancy when the brain and spinal cord are forming.

Folate is a B group vitamin needed for healthy growth and development. This vitamin is known as ‘folate’ when it is found naturally in food, such as green leafy vegetables, and as ‘folic acid’ when it is added to food, such as bread and breakfast cereals, or used in dietary supplements.

Under medical super vision, it might be beneficial to raise the folate intake by eating folate rich foods including folate fortified foods or by taking a folic acid supplement. Good sources of folate, brown bread and lettuce.

Folate is water-soluble and can be easily destroyed by intense cooking. Vegetables cooking by steaming or its consumption in raw for…

Pregnancy Care

Pregnancy Care: Pregnancy belongs to the beginning of a new stage in a woman’s life with the emotional, physical, financial and social changes. Pregnancy is a special time for the would be parent and also for the other people around you.
It can be helpful for both prospective parents to know about ways to help themselves and others during time of pregnancy. Join an antenatal class studying parenting books, discussion with family members and friends regarding their parental experiences. A pregnant women seeks helps in matters like unexpected physical health complications & mental health problems. Sharing feelings can be the first step towards feeling better.
It’s important to look after yourself. You have to recognize when you need help & keep on finding things that are necessary to manage routine during pregnancy time. Pregnancy will bring about major changes in relationship as well, particularly in first time pregnancy. 
It’s important to self realize that there should be g…

Self Motivation for Exercise Routine !!

Motivate yourself for the Exercise Routine: Do workout or exercise for a specific goal like for Losing weight, living longer, improving your health and mood. Set your goal & starts moving towards it.

To be consistent with exercising schedule, you need to think positively to overcome initial expectations regarding health improvement. Initially you need to be just regular & try for best. 
To self motivate, set smaller achievable milestones. It will be motivating to watch yourself exceeding the set goal & will encourage you to maintain the interest in you to achieve upcoming major goals.
Many people give up on working out because they do not find the convenience of a gym. They can start exercising at home. Try & find other entertaining exercises that you can do at home. Find the ones you are comfortable with. You may feel extremely sore in the beginning, but the body pain will subside gradually as you work on that muscle causing pain with the help of a trainer. For beginn…