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1.           No Breakfast  People who do not take breakfast are going to have a lower blood sugar level. This leads to an insufficient supply of nutrients to the brain causing brain degeneration.

2.           Overeating:   It causes hardening of the brain arteries, leading to a decrease in mental power.

3.           Smoking :   It causes multiple brain shrinkage and may lead to Alzheimer disease.

4.           High Sugar consumption:   Too much sugar will interrupt the absorption of proteins and nutrients causing malnutrition and may interfere with brain development.

5.           Air Pollution  The brain is the largest oxygen consumer in our 20 body. Inhaling polluted air decreases the supply of oxygen to the brain, bringing about a decrease in brain efficiency.

6.           Sleep Deprivation :   Sleep allows our brain to rest… Long term deprivation from sleep will accelerate the death of brain cells…

7.           Head covered while sleeping :   Sleeping with the head covered increases the concentration of carbon dioxide and decrease concentration of oxygen that may lead to brain damaging effects.

8.           Working your brain during illness :   Working hard or studying with sickness may lead to a decrease in effectiveness of the brain as well as damage the brain.

9.           Lacking in stimulating thoughts:   Thinking is the best way to train our brain, lacking in brain stimulation thoughts may cause brain shrinkage.

10.       Talking Rarely :   Intellectual conversations will promote the efficiency of the brain.



1.           Sleeping too late and waking up too late are main cause.
2.           Not urinating in the morning.
3.           Too much eating.
4.           Skipping breakfast.
5.           Consuming too much medication.
6.           Consuming too much preservatives, additives, food colouring, and artificial sweetener.
7.           Consuming unhealthycooking oil. As much as possible reduce cooking oil when frying, which includes even the best cooking oils like olive oil. Do not consume fried foods when you are tired, except if the body is very fit.

8.           Consuming raw (overly done) foods also add to the burden of liver. Veggies should be eaten raw or cooked 3-5 parts. Fried veggies should be finished in one sitting, do not store.

We should prevent this without necessarily spending more. We just have to adopt a good daily lifestyle and eating habits. Maintaining good eating habits and time condition are very important for our bodies to absorb and get rid of unnecessary chemicals according to ‘schedule.’


1.     Hot Dogs……...CLICK & SEE

Because they are high in nitrates, the Cancer Prevention Coalition advises that children eat no more than 12 hot dogs a month. If you can’t live without hot dogs, buy those made withoutsodium nitrate.

2.     Processed meats and Bacon…...CLICK & SEE

Also high in the same sodium nitrates found inhot dogs, bacon, and other processed meats raise the risk of heart disease. The saturated fat in bacon also contributes to cancer.

3.     Doughnuts…….CLICK & SEE

Doughnuts are cancer-causing double trouble. First, they are made with white flour, sugar, andhydrogenated oils, then fried at high temperatures. Doughnuts may be the worst food you can possibly eat to raise your risk of cancer.

4.     French fries…...CLICK & SEE

Like doughnuts, French fries are made withhydrogenated oils and then fried at high temperatures. They also contain cancer- causing acryl amides which occur during the frying process. They should be called cancer fries, not French fries.

5.     Chips, crackers, and cookies……..CLICK & SEE

All are usually made with white flour and sugar. Even the ones whose labels claim to be free of trans-fats generally contain small amounts of trans-fats.


High BP ‘Raises Silent Stroke Risk’

Individuals over 60, especially those with high blood pressure, are at an increased risk of experiencing a “silent stroke“, a new study
has found.


“Silent” strokes are strokes that don’t result in any noticeable symptoms but cause brain damage.

The research has been published in the July 28, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

“These strokes are not truly silent, because they have been linked to memory and thinking problems and are a possible cause of a type of dementia,” said study author Perminder Sachdev, MD, PhD, of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

“High blood pressure is very treatable, so this may be a strong target for preventing vascular disease,” the expert added.

The study involved 477 people age 60 to 64 who were followed for four years. At the beginning of the study 7.8% of the participants had the silent lacunar infarctions, small areas of damage to the brain seen on MRI that never caused obvious symptoms. They occur when blood flow is blocked in one of the arteries leading to areas deep within the brain, such as the putamen or the thalamus.

At the end of the study, an additional 1.6% of the participants had developed “silent” strokes.

People with high blood pressure were 60% more likely to have silent strokes than those with normal blood pressure.

Also, people with another type of small brain damage called white matter hyperintensities were nearly five times as likely to have silent strokes as those without the condition.

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Difference  between silent stroke & mini stroke

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Source: The Times Of India

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People with Migraine Prone to Clotting

People with migraines are more likely to develop blood clots in their veins, a study has suggested….CLICK & SEE

The research, published in the latest issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, found that those suffering from migraines may be more likely to develop blood clots in their veins.

In the condition, called venous thrombosis or thromboembolism, blood clots form in a vein, which can limit blood flow and cause swelling and pain. Those clots can then dislodge from the vein and travel to the heart and the lungs, which can be fatal.

The study examined 574 people in Italy age 55 and up to determine whether they had a history of migraine or migraine at the time of the evaluation. The doctors also reviewed their medical records for cases of venous thrombosis.

The Science Daily online reported that of the participants, 111 people had migraine. A total of 21 people with migraine also had one or more instances of venous thrombosis. In comparison, 35 people without migraine had the condition.

Though researchers were unable to pinpoint the reason for the link between migraine and venous thrombosis, a theory is that the blood of people with migraine may be more prone to clotting, the report said.

It was also found that people with migraine are not more likely to have hardening or narrowing of the arteries, which is contrary to a current theory.

“The thinking has been that because people with migraine are more likely to have strokes and other cardiovascular problems, that they would also have more severe and early atherosclerosis,” said study author Stefan Kiechl, of Innsbruck Medical University in Austria. He said the study provides solid evidence to refute it.

Sources: The Times Of India

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Metamucil-a wonderful fiber supplement

Pronounced: MET-uh-MEW-sil . Generic ingredients: Psyllium, Senna (Overnight Relief Perdiem only)Other brand names: Konsyl Powder, Konsyl for Kids Perdiem.

Constipation or any other type of bowel disorder is very hurmful for everyone. These are caused by the deficiency(lack) 0f particular neutrients and this dificiency prevents the bowel muscles from functioning the way they should function (neutrients are vitamins,minerals,enzymes etc. etc.) One should get rid of these problems just by taking some fibre supplement, and Metamucil is one of them.I myself used it and am very much satisfied with its effect.Metamucil is a bulk-producing laxative and fiber supplement manufactured by Proctar & Gamble.

What this drug is used for

Metamucil, Konsyl, and Perdiem, all of which are based on bulk-producing psyllium fiber, are used for constipation.

Metamucil and Konsyl Powder relieve chronic constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. Doctors also use them, along with other medications, to ease bowel movements in people with hemorrhoids and to treat the constipation that may accompany diverticular disease (a pouch in the wall of the bowel), occasional constipation during pregnancy, constipation during convalescence, and constipation in the very old. Metamucil is available in regular and smooth-texture powder form, as well as in wafers, in a variety of flavors. Konsyl Powder is sugar- and sugar substitute-free.

Perdiem products and Konsyl for Kids are used only for occasional constipation. Fiber Therapy Perdiem and Konsyl for Kids contain psyllium alone. Overnight Relief Perdiem also contains senna, a natural stimulant. Perdiem products come in granule form. Konsyl for Kids is a powder.

How should you take this medication?

Take these products with at least 1 full glass (8 ounces) of water or other liquid. Most produce results in 12 to 72 hours. Overnight Relief Perdiem acts in 6 to 12 hours.

The usual dose is 2 wafers or 1 rounded tablespoonful, rounded teaspoonful, or packet (depending on the variety). Mix powder with 8 ounces of liquid. If mixture thickens, add more liquid and stir again. Wash down wafers with at least 8 ounces of liquid. Can be taken up to 3 times daily, if needed.

Place 1 rounded teaspoonful in a dry shaker cup or container that can be closed. Add 8 ounces of liquid and shake, don’t stir, for 3 to 5 seconds. Drink promptly. If the mixture thickens, add more liquid and shake again. Follow with an 8-ounce glass of liquid. Take this dosage 1 to 3 times daily. To avoid bloating and to help your body adjust, you may wish to start with half-teaspoonful doses for several days, then increase the dose gradually over several more days.

Konsyl for Kids
Add 2 rounded teaspoonfuls to at least 8 ounces of cool water, stir briskly for 3 to 5 seconds, and drink promptly. If the mixture thickens, add more water and stir again. Follow with more liquid. May be taken 1 to 3 times daily.

Take 1 to 2 rounded teaspoonfuls once or twice daily, in the evening and/or before breakfast. Put the granules in your mouth and wash them down with a full glass of cool liquid. Do not chew them.

Use half the adult dosage. For children under 6, consult your doctor.

Use half the adult dosage. For children under 6, consult your doctor.

Konsyl for Kids
Use 1 rounded teaspoonful 1 to 3 times a day. For children under 6, consult your doctor.

The usual dosage is 1 rounded teaspoonful once or twice daily. For children under 7, consult your doctor.

Store at room temperature in a dry place.

Do not take this medication if…

Avoid these products if you have trouble swallowing, or have ever had an allergic reaction to psyllium. Also avoid them if you have an intestinal blockage or impacted stool. Check with your doctor before taking them if you have stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or rectal bleeding, or have noticed a sudden change in bowel habits lasting 2 weeks or more.

Special warnings about this medication

Be sure to take each dose with at least 1 full glass of water. If you don’t use enough liquid, the product could choke you.

If you have chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty in swallowing or breathing after taking one of these products, see your doctor immediately.

If you are still constipated after 1 week or notice rectal bleeding, stop taking the medication and call your doctor.

When handling Metamucil powder, spoon it into a glass according to the directions on the label in order to keep psyllium dust from escaping into the air.

Do not take one of these products less than 2 hours before or after taking a prescription drug. If you must avoid phenylalanine, do not use the smooth-texture, sugar-free, orange-flavored variety of Metamucil.

Extracted from:http://www.pdrhealth.com/drug_info/otcdrugprofiles/drugs/fgotc146.shtml