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Cofee may be Good for Chronic Hepatitis C

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Patients of chrome hepatitis C, who drink three or more cups of cofee daily, have a 53 percent lower risk of liver disease progression than non-coffee drinkers, says a new study.

The study, led by Neal Freedman of National Cancer Institute (NCI) found that patients with hepatitis C related cirrhosis who did not respond to treatment benefited from increased coffee intake. No effect on liver was observed in patients who drank black or green tea.

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infects approximately 2.2 percent of the world’s population, including three million Americans, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cities HCV as the leading cause of liver transplantation in US, accounting for 8,000 to 10,000 deaths annually.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that three to four million people contract HCV each year with 70 percent becoming chronic cases that can lead to cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer.

This study included 766 participants enrolled in the Hepatitis C Antiviral Long Term Treatment against Cirrhosis (HALT-C) trial who had hepatitis C related cirrhosis and failed to respond to standard treatment of the anti-viral drugs peginterferon and ribavirin, according to an NCI release.

Participants were seen every three months during the 3.8 year study period to assess clinical outcomes. Liver biopsies were also taken at 1.5 and 3.5 five years to determine the progression of liver disease.

“Results from our study suggest that patients with high coffee intake had a lower risk of  disease progression,” said Freedman.

Symptoms & Causes of Stomach Ache

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There are different types of stomach ache – problems of gas, burning sensation, shooting pain, stomach ache lasting for long intervals, etc. Most of the stomach problems are caused due to the food we eat and contaminated water. Apart from this, stomach ache can also be caused by tuberculosis, stones, blockage in the intestine, infection, cancer and other diseases.

Symptoms
The common symptoms of stomach disorder are dysentery, irregular bowels, constipation, indigestion, gas, loss of appetite, uncomfortable feeling in the stomach, vomiting, dysentery with blood, burning sensation in the stomach, urine and chest, acidity, jaundice and irregular menstruation in the women. If you have these symptoms, you should question yourself, what is the cause of stomach ache? It is always advised to take medicines only after knowing the cause and practice the proper asana related to the disease. Yoga asana is one action which has the capacity to cure serious diseases.

Causes: Worms
Whipworm, threadworm, hookworm, tapeworm and other worms cause infection in the stomach. Children and adults generally complain of stomach ache due to these worms. Along with these symptoms the patient can have dysentery, anemia, malnutrition, swelling in the appendix, jaundice, cough, rising heartbeat, bile related eruptions on the body and other problems. Tapeworm’s yeast present in the brain can cause fits. The chances of liver and lung problems are also increased.

Causes: Peptic Ulcer
When hydrochloric acid is secreted in an excess quantity in the upper portion of Dryden’s pipe of the small intestine or the security cover is spoiled, the patient can develop wounds, pain in the middle part of the stomach, burning sensations, vomiting, acidity, and burning sensation in the chest can occur.

If the treatment is delayed, there is a chance of blood vomiting or blood excreted along with the bowels (black colored stools are passed) due to the secretion of blood. A hole can be formed in the stomach or the intestine. This condition is formed in very rare cases.

The main cause of ulcers is wrong food habits and irregular life style. Following strict diet plans, avoiding spicy, oily, hot, sour food and adopting a peaceful, cool and stress free lifestyle is the cure for this disease. Regular practice of asana is helpful in getting many more health advantages.

Causes: Gastroenteritis
Painkillers (allopathic medicines) are extremely harmful. The chance of Gastroenteritis increases with the consumption of liquor, some medicines like Disprin, Aspirin, and Cortisone, etc. Also virus or kidney infection can cause swelling of the covering of the stomach and wounds are formed in the stomach. This causes pain in the upper part of the stomach,  vomiting, loss of appetite and other problems. Repeated vomiting can drain off necessary substances from the body. Gastroenteritis occurs suddenly and the best way to protect from this disease is intake of clean, hygienic and pure food. Avoid consumption of liquor, smoking cigarette, bidi etc. Do not take painkillers. Do not consume liquor and any such thing.

If this disease has attacked a person, it is good to take milk, ice cream and take the help of Ayurvedic medicines and yoga asana. Do not allow the formation of constipation.
Causes: Colitis
This disease is caused due to the consumption of contaminated water and food. This disease spreads due to the infection of tuberculosis, amoeba, foreign bodies, Shigela Bacteria, ulcerative colitis etc. This causes swelling of the large intestine. There is acute pain in the lower part of the stomach. Along with it, dysentery, mucous in the bowels, blood, and pus start developing. Some people also have the complaint of mild fever, loss of appetite, etc. Consume clean and pure water to protect from this disease. Do not consume canned food available in the market. Avoid stale food, chaat, pakora’s, fruits sold in the open etc. Protect the food, milk, and water from getting polluted with cockroaches, mosquitoes and bees. Wash your hands with an antiseptic based soap before taking food and after passing bowels. Take the help of ayurvedic medicines and yoga asana to cure this disease. Taking ayurvedic medicines and practicing yoga asana is the best alternative to cure any type of stomach disease.

Causes: Tuberculosis of the Intestine
Stomach ache persists in case of tuberculosis of the intestine. This causes swelling and wounds in the intestines and starts bleeding. Weight loss, loss of appetite, mild fever, swelling in the lymphatic glands and peritoneal membrane, which leads to acute pain in the stomach. The stomach swells up and there is severe pain near the navel and all its sides. Constipation or dysentery also occurs. Gas is accumulated in the stomach and vomiting begins. The patient feels weak. Tuberculosis of the intestine can be treated with Ayurveda and effective yoga asana. The patient will recover soon and become healthy with regular practice of yoga asanas.

Causes: Appendicitis Pain
Appendicitis pain is unbearable. It arises suddenly; it begins from the middle part of the stomach and carries on to the right side of the stomach. It also causes fever, vomiting and uncomfortable feeling. This disease and pain can be cured with Ayurveda and highly effective asana. Regular practice can completely cure this disease, but only if it is detected very early.

Causes: Liver Cancer
A patient with liver cancer has a liver as hard as a stone. The patient suffers with pain in the upper right part of the stomach and this gradually increases. Loss of appetite, jaundice, weakness and weight loss are some of the common symptoms. Liver cancer is caused due to the consumption of liquor or due to poison in fungus infected grains. Ayurveda has a complete cure for this disease. There are very effective yoga asanas, which can cure this disease.

Causes: Kidney Stones
Stones in the kidney cause acute pain in the right side of the stomach, back, spine, and lower urinary bladder and in the genitals in men. Vomiting, burning sensation, pain and bleeding in the urine can be caused. Children generally have stones in the bladder and experience unbearable pain in the lower part of the stomach. The patients suffering with this problem should drink a lot of water and consume curd, rice, and tomato in very less quantity. Ayurvedic medicines dissolve the stones and they are excreted through the urine. Regular practice of yoga asana cures this disease.

Causes: Wound in the Liver
Amoeba foreign bodies and hydride yeast cause pain in the upper right side and middle part of the stomach. This pain gradually passes on to the right side of the chest and shoulders.

Swelling of the liver is also caused due to the infection of hepatitis virus. This causes pain in the upper right side of the stomach and jaundice. Along with these symptoms the patient gets mild fever, loss of appetite, yellow urine and other related problems.

Ayurvedic medicines can cure the patients completely. Practice of yog asana will make the person completely healthy. Stop eating non-vegetarian food and stop consumption of liquor to protect from liver diseases because the main cause of 90 per cent of the stomach related problems is liquor and meat.

Tips to Protect from Stomach Ache
The majority of stomach problems are caused due to infection from amoeba foreign bodies and worms. If you drink clean and fresh water, food and liquids, follow all the rules of cleanliness, and take a balanced diet of nutritious food then you protect yourself from most of the stomach related diseases. Tuberculosis of the intestine and ulcer are caused due to drinking raw or improperly boiled milk. Always boil the milk properly before consuming it in any form. Do not consume paan masala , gutkha (tobacco), high fatty food, oil, sour, or spicy food. Quit smoking and stop drinking alcohol. Eat pure vegetarian food instead of meat. One of the main reason for constipation, dysentery and acidity is stress. Protect yourself from stress under all circumstances. Keep your mind cool and drain out unnecessary tensions.

Can you understand the personality by Signature?

Your behavior and personality can be found by the signature style. This might be true and may not be. But I just read this study and thought to share with my friends. If it is true in your case, Please comment on it.

NO UNDERLINES OR DOTS BELOW THE SIGN

These persons enjoy their life in their own way, never pay attention to others views. These are considered to be good nature but are selfish too.

SINGLE UNDERLINE BELOW THE SIGN

These persons are very confident and are good personalities. They are a little bit selfish but believe in “Happiness of human life”.
SINGLE DOT BELOW THE SIGN

These persons are more inclined towards classical arts, simple and are very cool. If you loose faith with them, then these persons will never look back at you. Hence its always better to be careful with these people.

TWO DOTS BELOW THE SIGN

These persons are considered to be Romantic, can easily change their fiances as if they change their clothes. They prefer beauty in other persons and they themselves try to look beautiful. They easily attract others.

RANDOM SIGN, NO SIMILARITY BETWEEN NAME and SIGN

These persons try to be very smart, hide each and every matter, never say anything in straight forward manner, never pay attention to the oth er person of what he is talking of.

RANDOM SIGN, SIMILARITY BETWEEN NAME and SIGN

These persons are considered to be intelligent but never think. These people change their ideas and views as fast as the wind changes its direction of flow. They never think whether that particular thing is right or wrong. You can win them just by flattering them.
SIGN IN PRINTED LETTERS

These persons are very kind to us, have a good heart, selfless, are ready to sacrifice their life for the sake of their near and dear. But these seems to think a lot and may get angry very soon.
WRITING COMPLETE NAME AS THEIR SIGN

These persons are very kind hearted, can adjust themselves to any environment and to the person they are talking. These persons are very firm on their views and posses a lot of will power.

Precautions after Meal

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Don’t smoke – Experiment from experts proves that smoking a cigarette after meal is comparable to smoking 10 cigarettes (chances of cancer is higher).

Don’t eat fruits immediately – Immediately eating fruits after meals will cause stomach to be bloated with air. Therefore take fruit 1-2 hr after meal or 1hr before meal.

Don’t drink tea – Because tea leaves contain a high content of acid.This substance will cause the Protein content in the food we consume to be hardened thus difficult to digest.Don’t loosen your belt – Loosening the belt after a meal will easily cause the intestine to be twisted &blocked.

Don’t bathe – Bathing will cause the increase of blood flow to the hands, legs & body thus the amount of blood around the stomach will therefore decrease. This will weaken the digestive system in our stomach.

Don’t walk about – People always say that after a meal walk a hundred steps and you will live till 99. In actual fact this is not true. Walking will cause the digestive system to be unable to absorb the nutrition from the food we intake.

Don’t sleep immediately – The food we intake will not be able to digest properly. Thus will lead to gastric & infection in our intestine.

Eat a banana daily and keeps doctor away

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Hope, after reading this, you will never look at a banana in the same way again!

Bananas:
Containing three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Eat BananaResearch has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a
must to add to our daily diet.

Depression:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS:
Forget the pills — eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation:
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.Hangovers:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of
the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites:
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly success
ful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves:
Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

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Tips to look slim

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There are times when you take a break from your sensible-eating and exercise regime and want to just lie back and enjoy all those forbidden foods. Well then you are bound to put on weight but until you have worked towards reducing the excess weight you can follow these few tips to look slim.

  • Stand comfortably erect and stick your stomach in. Good posture always makes you look slimmer.
  • Dark colors such as olive, black, charcoal grey, and navy help make areas appear smaller so wear them where you think you need it. For most women it’s from the waist down.
  • Avoid shiny or heavily textured fabrics. Shiny fabrics reflect light, making any area appear larger. Heavily texture fabrics only add extra weight.
  • Sewn-down pleats in skirts and blouses can both create a slimming effect. Include vertical lines in your accessories, such as long chains worn around the neck.
  • Avoid extensive use of horizontal lines – belts, boat-collar blouses and border print skirts. These styles can add extra width to your body frame.
  • Your best asset is your face; so draw attention to it with scarves and jewelery worn around the face.
  • Introduce simple lines, such as A-line skirts, tailor-notched, collared blouses and blazers. The over sized blazer is a great solution for camouflaging large derrieres and hips. Double-pleated skirts and trousers mask protruding stomachs and provide comfort as well.
  • If you want to appear thinner incorporate dark, cool and dull colors and textures. Dull textures absorb the light like wool or cotton. Some very slimming colors include black, navy, olive, violet, charcoal grey, chocolate brown, plum, eggplant and burgundy.

DRINK WATER ON EMPTY STOMACH

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It is popular in Japan today to drink water immediately after waking up every morning. Furthermore, scientific tests have proven its value. We publish below a description of use of water for our readers. For old and serious diseases as well as modern illnesses the water treatment had been found successful by a Japanese medical society as a 100% cure for the following diseases:

Headache, body ache, heart system, arthritis, fast heart beat, epilepsy, excess fatness, bronchitis asthma, TB, meningtitis, kidney and urine diseases, vomiting, gastritis, diarrhoea, piles, diabetes, constipation, all eye diseases, womb, cancer and menstrual disorders, ear nose and throat diseases.

METHOD OF TREATMENT

1. As you wake up in the morning before brushing teeth, drink 4 x 160ml glasses of water

2. Brush and clean the mouth but do not eat or drink anything for 45 minutes

3. After 45 m! inutes you may eat and drink as normal.

4. After 15 minutes of breakfast, lunch and dinner do not eat or drink anything for 2 hours


5. Those who are old or sick and are unable to drink 4 glasses of water at the beginning may commence by taking little water and gradually increase it to 4 glasses per day.6. The above method of treatment will cure diseases of the sick and others can enjoy a healthy life.

The following list gives the number of days of treatment required to cure main deseases:

1. High Blood Pressure – 30 days
2. Gastric – 10 days
3. Diabetes – 30 days
4. Constipation – 10 days
5. Cancer – 180 days
6. TB – 90 days

Arthritis patients should follow the above treatment for only 3 days. In the 1st week to be followed by daily treatment. This treatment method has no side effects, however at the commencement of treatment you may have to urinate a few times.