Friday, 21 June 2013

Dry Eyes Syndrome

                             Dry eyes syndrome is characterized by eye irritation resulting from a change in tear film. It can either result from decreased tear production as in many diseases or it can be a effect of  some external factors like use of contact lenses or excessive use of computers. 


           A person with dry eyes typically complains of

  1. Itching 
  2. Burning
  3. Redness
  4. Tiredness of eyes
  5. Foreign body sensation 
  6. Photo phobia sometimes
Usually the symptoms progress over the day with relief after a good night's sleep.


  • Extended contact lens use.
  • Long working hours on computer.
  • Post lasik surgery.
  • Drivers exposed to excessive air.
  • Then there are disorders like sjogren's syndrome which causes dry eyes.


  1. The best thing one can do is blink more frequently while working on computer. The normal blink rate is 15 -18 per minute but we forget that while staring at computer. 
  2. Use contact lens judiciously with adequate breaks in between.
  3. Use artificial tear preparations which are preservative free. They can be used without any harm for sometime. If it still persist then a visit to an Ophthalmologist is necessary.       

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Exercise For Eye

                      We all do some thing or the other to keep our body fit like going to gym, swimming, jogging and brisk walking. But, did you know our eyes also need some exercise to remain healthy. So today, I am going to talk about some eye exercises which you can do any time anywhere.


Rotate your eyes first clockwise, then anti-clockwise. Repeat this exercise 5 times a day, but remember to blink in between so that your wont feel dryness.


Keep your head straight, move your first up then down. Repeat it 5 times a day. Then again keep your head straight and move your eyes starting from left to right, then right to left. Repeat it 5 times a day. Keep one thing in mind do not force your eyes further than they want to go in any direction, its not good for them.

Stand on a window and focus on a distant object for 10 to 15 seconds. Then slowly without moving your head focus on a nearby object for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat it 5 times a day.

You should know about your family history if your parents or grand parents have diabetes, hypertension, glaucoma, early aged cataract etc because all these diseases have hereditary components.

You must eat healthy, nutritious and balanced diet to keep your self and you eyes healthy life long.

Wear sunglasses when ever you are in sunlight to protect your eyes from UV rays which can harm your eyes in the long run.

Always wash your hands before you use contact lenses to prevent them from infection. You should know that your contacts are not too tight or too loose to cause discomfort. Always consult your ophthalmologist regarding contacts expiry date. Maximum use of contacts per day is 6 to 8 hrs.

When ever you feel like your eyes are too tired and dried up, may be because of working long on computer, or reading for hours etc, just close your eyes for 5 minutes and just let them relax. You will feel relaxed for sure.

Never ignore dry and irritated eyes, pay attention and visit a doctor.

If you sit in front of computer for so long, then don't forget to take a break in between to prevent eyes from excessive strain.

Smoking makes you more likely to get cataracts, optic nerve damage, and macular degeneration. So if you want your eyes to be healthy, then quit smoking.

Saturday, 1 June 2013

Eyesight "A Precious Gift"

                             Eyesight is a precious gift. Many of us are given the gift from birth, but many others are not. Others have this gift fade over the years because of various reasons. Just think how
lucky we are, that we can see the beauty around us. So don't you think we should pay a little attention to them. Usually if you eat balanced diet then no need to go extra miles for more nutrition because the amount of vitamins, minerals our eyes require is very less which can be full filled by a proper diet. 

                 Anti-oxidants are natural substances that exists as vitamins, minerals and other other compounds in food. As they are essential to delay aging, same way they delay aging of macula (most important part of retina responsible for our vision).  You can add these food items to your routine if already you are not consuming them -

VITAMIN A - It is a basic requirement for proper visual functioning of our eyes. It participates in the visual cycle and helps form visual purple. This process in the cells of our retina, is the basis of our vision. Some sources of vitamin A are : liver (beef, pork, chicken, turkey,fish) Carrot, sweet potatoes, mango, lettuce, dried apricots, cantaloupe, butter, pumpkin, seasonal vegetables.

VITAMIN C -  Some sources of vitamin C are: Red and green hot chili, guavas, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, kiwi fruit, papaya, oranges, strawberries.

VITAMIN E -  Some sources of vitamin E are: Almonds, pine nuts, peanuts, pickled green olives, cooked spinach.

COPPER -  Some sources of copper are:  Animal liver, oysters, sesame seeds, cocoa powder, chocolate, nuts, lobsters, sun dried tomatoes.

MAGNESIUM -  Some sources of magnesium are: Rice, wheat, oat, dark chocolate, brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, almonds, dry roasted soybeans.

ZINC - It slows down retinal degeneration in old age.  Some sources of zinc are: Oysters, roast beef, dried watermelon seeds, dark chocolates, mutton, crabs.

Sunday, 26 May 2013


                    Lice infestation on the human body is very common especially on hair, and they feast on extremely small amounts of blood drawn from the scalp. Although they may sound gross, they are a very
common problem, especially for kids ages 3 to 15 years. Lice infestation is generally an itchy and embarrassing experience than a serious medical problem. They do not jump or fly from one host to other host. They can do not transfer via animals but may be transferred by person to person by direct contact or may transfer by using caps, combs, sheets of the infected person.
          Lice eggs called as nits. They look like tiny yellow, brown or tan dots before they hatch. Lice lay nits on hair shafts close to the scalp, because the temperature of this place is perfect for keeping them warm until they hatch. Nits look alike dandruff but only the difference between them is that nits can not be removed by brushing or shaking them off.
                       Until the infestation is heavy, it is more common to see nits in a child's hair than it is to see live lice crawling on the scalp. Usually lice eggs hatch with in 1 to 2 weeks time after they are laid. After hatching, the remaining shell looks white or clear but still continues to stick firmly to the hair shaft. They are easily spotted in this stage. As the hair continues to grow longer, the egg shell is moves further away from the scalp.

Treatment For Lice :-      

                         1 tablespoon Indian lilac (neem) leaves oil
                         1/4th tablespoon eucalyptus oil
                         1/2th tablespoon tea tree oil
                         10 drops lemon oil
                         3 tablespoon mustard oil

  • Mix all the above oil together properly.
  • Apply this oil only on scalp. 
  • Leave it over night then next morning rinse with shampoo 
  • Repeat this procedure for 7 days.  


Saturday, 18 May 2013

Make Your Own Shampoo

                                 Well, before I get into exactly how to make your own shampoo, just want to stress on the reason why one should consider this option. Making your own shampoo is safe for you and your family as you are going to use natural ingredients that doesn't contain the list of toxins that  
store brands include. Having strong, beautiful hair doesn't require exotic hair treatments, and does not necessarily cost a fortune. Simple, homemade products can keep your hair healthy and full of shine. And they are easier to make  but do not except shampoo to lather like commercial brands because they all contain lathering agents. We have become so used to thinking that lathering means cleaning, but that is not true. While your homemade shampoo may not make a head full of lather, still it will clean, moisturize and wont harm your hair.


             2 tbsp aloe vera juice
             1 tbsp glycerin soap piece
             1 tbsp rose petals
             10 drops tea tree oil
             10 drops almond oil
             1/2 cup water

  • Mix all the above ingredients together in a container.
  • Keep this container on low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Don't forget to stir it continuously.
  • Let it cool down on its own.
  • Filter it with filter cloth.
  • Use it as you use shampoo in your hair. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

How To Cure Hair Fall Or Baldness

                                 Now a days, when most of us walk out of the shower, the drain is always clogging and when we comb our hair we lose a large number of hair and we don't even know what to do about it or what is the reason. In earlier days, hair fall was a sign of aging, but today we no longer
count by age but rather count by so very many other reasons. No matter what the cause of hair fall, its always painful. Recently, Lady Gaga feared she was losing more hair so she joined the list of other celebrities to use anti-baldness cream. It's better to use natural products to stop hair fall than to go for further chemicals. Hair is important to all of us because hairstyle is what makes one stand out.  

  • heredity
  • stress
  • lack of proper nutritive diet
  • chemicals
  • pollution
  • prolonged illness
  • hormonal changes


  • Get a oil massage as frequently as you can. 
  • Be gentle with your hair, avoid rubbing your hair dry and also don't comb through wet hair. 
  • Do not use hot water to rinse your hair.
  • Have a proteins, vitamins, iron rich healthy diet.
  • Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated.
  • Keep the scalp clean and as far as possible away from chemicals.
  • Trim your hair regularly to avoid the trouble of split ends.


                 Approx 100 fresh curry leaves
                 Approx 50 fresh basil leaves
                 Approx 25 fresh liquorice leaves or 2 tbsp powder
                 Approx 10 fresh hibiscus flowers
                 2 tbsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
                 150 ml coconut oil


         --> If you are using fresh herbs then grind them or crush them.
         --> Keep coconut oil on low flame, slowly add the herb paste to it.
         --> Regularly stir it, till herb paste color changes from green to brown.
         --> Let it cool down then filter it by using filter cloth.
         --> Keep this oil in air tight container.


        --> If you are using powder form of herbs
        --> Take 2 glass of water in a container add these herbs to it.
        --> Keep it on low flame gas, warm it till it reduces to 1 glass water.
        --> Filter it, let it cool down.
        --> When it cools down add olive oil to it.
        --> Put it on low flame boil it but don't forget to stir regularly.
        --> Boil it till all water evaporates.
        --> Let it cool down, then filter by using filter cloth.
        --> Keep it a air-tight container. 

                    Get a head massage with this oil at least once a week.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Oil To Make Your Hair Shine

                        Dull hair are so lifeless that they make the person also look dull. Hair becomes dull or lifeless for a wide number of reasons - regular hair wash with hot water, excess use of irons or blow-dryers,
coloring, straightening, intense brushing or drying, dry winter weather, salt or chlorine water and exposure to sun etc. It's all about how we treat our hair that makes it drier than a dry twig. So here are some natural remedies which you can try at your home according to your schedule to infuse your hair with new life.  


  • To help combat the wintertime effects, make sure you are using shampoo rich in Vitamin E, linseed oil and other natural moisturizer.
  • Avoid products which contain lanolin or silicone.
  • Try to wash your hair with cold water or lukewarm water not with hot water.
  • After hair wash, just pat your hair with towel than rubbing them vigorously. 
  • If you use hair drier use it on a cold air blast.
  • Beer is a great natural remedy for dull, dry hair. Just douse your hair in beer, from root to tip and leave it for a minutes or two. Then rinse with cold water.


               10 to 15 hibiscus flowers
               2 tbsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
               1 tbsp henna powder
               2 tbsp aloe vera gel
               150 ml olive oil

  • Grind green herbs and dry herbs separately then mix them together.
  • Take two glass of water add these herbs paste to it.
  • Keep it on low flame till water reduces to 1 glass.
  • Add aloe vera gel to this and mix it properly.
  •  Now add olive oil to it.
  • Again keep it on low flame till all water evaporates. 
  •  Filter it by using filter cloth.
  • Keep this oil in a air tight container.
                    Get a head massage with this oil at least once a week.