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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fit and Fine, Jiyo 99.

Foundation of good health is laid much before  we come into this world. It all starts when we are in our mother s womb. Her diet, her lifestyle, her state of mind, all has a favourable or an unfavourable implication on the new born s health. So a good health is actually handed over from a healthy mother to her baby. Her food intake should include a variety of fruits, vegetables, protein and minerals. Health supplements also help to maintain the additional requirements projected by the developing baby. The traditional ideology only encouraged carrying women to feed on diet rich in ghee and fats. But the modern science has shown a more logical and satisfactory picture of the diet an expecting mother should follow.

Sooner the baby builds its basic structure inside mother s womb, it prepares itself to see the outside world. This is the most challenging phase. The newborns are tender, delicate and very susceptible to infections. They have just started the journey of life and are not adapted to face the unfavourable challenges in the form of viral or bacterial infections. Babies less than two months old are very vulnerable to infections because they have a very weak immune system. One must avoid taking them out of house to places that are crowded and dusty. Babies should be avoided to come in contact with people who have common cold or viral flu infections. It is always suggested to wash and sanitize your hands before you go for those love and hugs you shower on your young ones. The best way to care for them is prevention. Prevention from infections, prevention from dust and prevention from people whom you don't find clean and tidy. Its often a challenge but all is fair when it comes to your baby.

Mother' s Milk is elixir for babies. The initial milk produced by mothers after delivery is called colostrum. No supplement in the world can substitute the million hidden benefits of this milk. It gives the newborn various immunity against bacteria, viruses and fungi. Babies should be breast fed for minimum one year. No formula food can supplement the benefits of mother s milk. It is free from external infections and chemical impurities. Has the right amount of fats,carbohydrates and other nutrition. The best part of mother milk is that it is fed to the baby at the best optimum temperature and without the use of any external medium.

Apart from mother s milk one more important aspect of adding immunity to your baby s life is through following a strict vaccination schedule plan. The WHO has listed mandatory vaccinations and these are a must for every child. Each vaccination has its own immunity against a particular disease or infection. Adherence to immunization schedule is a must.

Problems with modern Lifestyle.

Modern life style has introduced stress, nicotine and junk food into our lives. We indulge into it as comfortably as a customary obligation. With competition the game of survival has become dirty, as dirty as the air we breathe in. The by product is stress. Stress leads to harmonal changes in body often resulting in malfunctioning of hormonal glands and gifting us with common disease "obesity". 

The modern lifestyle has extreme negative implications on children s health. Some of the aspects that hinder in the growth and development of children are listed below. 

(a) Say no to junk food. Junk food makes children obese and lazy and hinder growth and development of children. Follow healthy eating habits.

(b) TV addiction and gaming: With the advent of million games and television shows children remain glued to screens. They don't play and interact with friends. In absence of sports and activities they lose a big deal on their physical and psychological health. Hence parents should encourage children to play outside and indulge in out door activities.

(c) Make your meal a balanced meal: Right food makes a right man is an old saying. Avoid too much oily and spicy food. Include dairy products like cheese, curd etc. Green leafy vegetables and fruits should be a daily ritual. Don't make your baby a burger pizza baby.

(d) Personal Hygiene: Children should be taught to practice personal hygiene. Washing hands before  and after eating. Healthy toilet habits. They should be taught to take bath daily.

Apart from this there is an age old Ayurvedic formula to enhance and build a stronger immune system to fight infections and diseases. The Dabur Chyawanprash  is a must for all age groups. It is available in different flavours to suit the taste of your young ones and elders. Also if you have diabetic parents at home the Dabur Chyawanprash also has a Sugar Free version. It is immunity in the most customized form. There is one for all age group. 

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

My Experiments with Ayurveda.

Our children are our dreams. The most treasured possession known to mankind.  We leave no stone unturned to see them fit and healthy. A mere cold of your baby can robe you of your sleeps at night. We have zero tolerance when it comes to their health and development.

But this very sentiment is being used by the market to lure us with multiple products. The promotions can be very misleading at times. The Baby care industry is seen as enormous as beauty care industry. So in an era when commercial products promise more than they can actually deliver it becomes imperative for all of us to do an intensive research before we confidently expose our young ones to a particular brand or product.

My Experience - 1

Recently an uber-popular baby care brand was exposed to contain some really harmful chemicals in the name of fragrance as ingredient of the product. The news was a nightmare for all those parents who have been religiously using this brand for multiple products like Baby shampoo, baby wash and talcum powder.

The news also brought forth the fact that this brand had different versions of products for developing countries and developed countries. This brand was reported to contain hazardous cancer causing compounds on the name of added fragrance. Soon after the issue was brought out, the brand smartly removed those hazardous compounds in developed countries and used developing countries like India as a dumping ground for trading their lethal products to the most delicate lives, our babies.

We can blame many for the lapses of duties and responsibilities but   on an unfortunate day we will blame ourselves for any otherwise incidence. When it comes to our children parents are the custodian of their good health and well being.

After this incidence I was so much horrified that I started doubting every single brand. I confess that I have a phobia of chemical and synthetic products for my baby. I have a faith that nothing can benefit the young ones more than the healing and strengthening potential of herbs or Ayurveda. 

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of natural and holistic medicine. When translated from Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “the science of life” (the Sanskrit root Ayur means “longevity” or “life” and veda means “science”).

While allopathic/ Chemical medicines tends to focus on the management of disease, Ayurveda bestows us with the knowledge of how to prevent disease and how to eliminate its root cause if it does occur.

Core Principles of Ayurveda
The knowledge of Ayurveda was passed orally through a lineage of sages in India until it was collated into text more than five thousand years ago. The oldest known texts on Ayurveda are the Charaka Samhita, Sushruta Samhita, and the Ashtanga Hrudaya. These texts detail the affect that the five elements found in the cosmic system - earth, water, air, fire, space – have on our individual system, and expound on the importance of keeping these elements balanced for a healthy and happy life.

Importance of Ayurveda can be felt by the single line fact that it is free from side effects. Chemical/ Synthetic products how ever beneficial may be but is bound to have side effects as its aftermath. Some known some still unknown due to lack of research.Ayurveda supports health without disturbing the natural intelligence of the body; Ayurvedic treatments have no negative side affects. Because of this, people around the world are now turning to the ancient science of Ayurveda to help them regain and maintain optimal health. 


My Experience - 2

After reading so much on Ayurveda and use of natural products and medicines like Neem, Turmeric, asafoetida , mustard oil, garlic etc. I wanted a massage oil that had all the benefits of herbs. My search came to an end when my very experienced mother suggested me to use Dabur Lal Tail as massage oil for my one month old son. Its results were magical. My baby started developing toned muscles and firm bones. I could feel the difference when I completed just a week of massage. Also my baby had better sleep patterns. Sleep is of paramount importance for good growth and development. This is my honest personal experience. As a father I would recommend all my readers to use and judge this oil themselves. You ll surely recommend other friends.

After a soothing Massage 


Benefits of Dabur Lal Tail : 
Dabur Lal Tail developed by Dabur India Limited contains all natural ingredients like Till Tail, Ratanjyot, Shankha Pushpi, Camphor and Urad. As per the literature, Till Tail or Sesame Oil improves growth and post-massage sleep, Ratanjyot protects against skin infection, Shankha Pushpi cures general weakness, Camphor improves blood circulation and Urad nourishes muscles & bones.

Dabur Lal Tail is an Ayurvedic Baby massage oil made from time tested ayurvedic ingredients which has many proven benefits for the Baby. Its massage helps in strengthening baby's bones and muscles and is proven safe and effective for better overall physical growth of babies.

In the research, it was clearly proven that babies who were massaged daily with Dabur Lal Tail in comparison with no massage experienced 2 times faster increase in weight and height.
Clinical Research further proved the positive effects of Dabur Lal Tail massage in inducing better sleeping pattern in Neonates and Infants, which is very important for a baby’s development.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

And the Universe Conspired.

Twelve months have passed and it’s the end of those several days,
We make our first, yeah our first anniversary day.

A walk over those many weeks, I see how we bridged those broken ways.
The walk was not smooth but was tough and testing ways.

It is our efforts and will to stay together, that brought this day
We promise to abide by what we have learnt in those several days.

Thank you sweetheart for finally making it happen this way.
Without our love and efforts this would never be the day.

As I write this post, I can see you and our baby sleeping comfortably with both his arms wide stretched. I know nothing compares to this eternal feeling. We the trio makes it a heaven s den. The giggle of our baby and our own conversations make it a home sweet home. But when I turn back the pages of my old diaries I see what not we did to make it happen this way, our way.

It is not about the saga of troubles and hardships that we faced and fought with to buy this life. It is also not about the patience and fortitude that we showed. It is also not about the guts and courage. It is about a mystical connection that held us together. It is about an intangible thread of closeness and faith that sailed us to the island of dreams and existence. It is about the communion. It is about being soul mates. And when you find the other half of you, nothing pulls you back. Nothing seems a struggle. Nothing seems big enough except the fact that you want to be together. We felt this mutually, symbiotically and naturally.

(From the pages of my diary)

“The more I think about you, the farther I get from myself. The more I dream you, the lesser I see the realities around. If I can touch you I cannot see you, if I can feel you I cannot leave you; If I can leave you I cannot be in myself. If it is a dream let it never go of my sleeps. Loving the sleeps I am into.”

The affinity for each other was growing intense day by day. I do not remember exactly when we decided to tie the knots. As for the unfavourable situations and lack of support we had a silent marriage. A marriage devoid of glitter, luxury, glamour, grandness and guests. Just you and me and few friends. My brother the only blood relation to witness the day. We vowed the fundamentals of marriage to be faithful ever and be there for each other for the everlasting times. The silence of our modest marriage was eclipsed with the happiness of realization that we were legally and socially united for life. It was Almighty s gift.            

Then what followed were tough times of the questioning world and our own people. But love is the   universal answer to all that is unsettled and un-understood. We stood tall to face it all every day, every hour and every minute. Time was doing its magic. Healing and alleviating all that we thought was big to handle. Our faith and love was strong to deal with than the people who opposed us. The universe was secretly conspiring our dreams into reality. Our faith into tangible truths. Our patience into gifts of life. We were reaching the shore.

And then you happened. Your news was a step further. A new extension to our identity. A new extension to our relationship. Someone to our name. Our biggest legacy. A biological Taj Mahal of our unity and existence. And on 1st September, when I held you for the first time I knew it was a complete circle of life. You were born to bonafide us; authenticate our decision to live a life together. You were more than a son to us. You were a payback for all that we came through, passed through and survived through. So without a speck of doubt I would like to rechristened this day, my  Platinum Day of Love. Because the day is an epitome of our persistence, triumph, faith and everlasting love. The love that never fades with time like Platinum. A day as auspicious and as pious as the metal platinum. A day pure, rare and eternal. And for this day I want to live hundred lives with you.

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