Month: May 2017

Detox Water Recipes to Cool off in Summers

Today’s fast paced and stressful life often takes a toll on your health. Owing to long working hours, there is hardly any time left for us to prepare meals on a daily basis. Moreover, situation becomes even worse when you have to stay away from your home in which case having outside food or tiffin service is the only option available to you. This often results in weight or rather fat gain which is the source of almost all other lifestyle diseases like diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure etc and so on.

Does everyone need to Detox?

Through Detoxification, you can rid of unwanted, unhealthy and unwanted substances from the body. This can be done in many ways. One popular DIY of flushing out toxins from your body is by simply drinking lots and lots of water. Cant drink too much water? Try this. Add a few other elements to your water to give a refreshing flavor. Apart from improving the taste of water, these elements make also firther aid in the detox process. So chug along to get those desired results of healthy body and skin!

Also, now that the summers are in on full swing, it becomes absolutely essential to keep our body super-hydrated not just with water but also with some key ingredients who act as coolants and at the same time also give us innumerable health benefits. Read this post for some interesting detox options.

Cumin and Fennel ‘detox’ water

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Simplest and by far the most effective drink which you can try for detoxification is ‘jeera water’. For all those of you who may not know, jeera or cumin as it is also known as is a good coolant. All you have to do is to boil five cups of water and simply add one teaspoon each of cumin as well as fennel. Once this mixture starts boiling, take it off the gas and keep it covered for sometime.

After some time, strain the cumin and fennel and add lemon juice to the water. If you are seriously targeting weight loss, then this drink is an absolute must have for you and that too, before every meal. Simple, isn’t it?

Lemon, mint and cucumber water

When you add lemon, mint and cucumber to water, you can imagine the drink to be nothing less than a virgin margarita right? And if we tell you that you can actually have this drink for your detox process, will that not make detox more fun? All you have to do here is to put in handful of mint along with sliced lemon and cucumber to a bottle of cool water.

Once you do this, allow the mixture to settle for few hours and only then have it in order to get the best results. Let it sit for a couple of hours and your detox drink is ready. This detox drink helps in giving your dull metabolism a kick due to which you start losing weight easily. For best results, have this mixture after every two to three hours.

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Apple to your rescue detox drink

We all know that ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. So now that we are talking about good health, how can apple stay away? Just finely slice an apple and add few sticks of cinnamon to it. Add both the apple as well as the cinnamon to a bottle of chilled water and keep the mixture in the fridge for some hours and then have this yum but healthy detox drink.

Know the right person for detox

With so many doctors and diets coming into practice every other day, it becomes extremely difficult for common people like us to know which one is genuine and has the most effective weight loss or detox program. One such reputed place where you can enroll for a detox program is Dr Lalchandani Labs who work tirelessly to offer you the best and the most genuine aid and advice when it comes to detoxification.

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Top 5 Natural Ways To Reduce Hair Loss

Curls, blunt, angular, pixie, the haircut styles change from season to season and women love to keep up with the latest trends. But what if you are plagued with hair loss woes? Well, if you are shedding about 50-100 strands a day, there is no need to hit the panic button. This is normal. Apparently, the old dead hair needs to fall out for new ones to grow. However, if your hair brush starts resembling a bush and you wake up each morning to find wisps of hair strewn all over your pillow it is serious cause for concern.

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Causes of hair loss:

Hair loss is a common problem these days.  It could be attributed to genes, diet, underlying medical condition, hormonal imbalance, nutritional deficiency, air pollutants, infection, the list is endless. In fact, beauty procedures like hair colouring, ironing, bonding, perming and undue use of styling products can also trigger shedding. The good news is that we can fight this menace and arrest hair fall by some simple remedies. We list a few for you to try.

Oiling: 

A good old ‘oil champi’ at least twice a week can work wonders. Massage warm oil (coconut/almond/castor/olive) gently into the hair and scalp. Leave the oil overnight, and wash your mane the next morning with a mild shampoo. The hot oil treatment increases the blood circulation to the hair follicles, conditions the scalp, and helps strengthen the hair roots.

Henna & Curd:

A hair pack comprising of henna and curd is a great natural remedy to prevent hair fall. Leave the mask on for 40 minutes and then wash with water. While henna is very good for strengthening the hair roots the curd adds nourishment.

Fenugreek:

Another off-the-shelf kitchen remedy for hair loss is fenugreek seeds that contain nicotinic acid and proteins. Soak a cup of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and grind them to make a smooth paste. Apply the concoction to your hair and leave for about 40 minutes. Rinse hair thoroughly with tepid water.

Alternately, you can steep fenugreek seeds in your bottle of hair oil and leave in the sun for a day. Use the oil normally twice a week for about a month. You will notice a significant reduction in hair loss.

Onion Juice:

Onion with high sulphur content is very effective in fighting hair fall. Grate an onion and squeeze out its juice. Apply the extract liberally to the scalp using cotton swap. Leave it for about 30 minutes and rinse out with a gentle cleanser.

Aloe Vera:

The mild alkaline property of Aloe Vera reportedly helps in replenishing the natural pH level of the scalp and promoting hair growth. Scrape out the pulp from the Aloe Vera leaf and apply it to the scalp and tresses. Wait for about an hour before washing hair with normal water.

Egg white:

Egg white is a rich source of protein, vitamins and essential nutrients that rejuvenate and stimulate hair growth. Whisk two egg whites till you get a thick consistency. Apply the blend to your scalp and hair with a brush and leave it on for about 20 minutes. To prevent dripping cover your head with a shower cap. Rinse out the egg white with normal water and then use a mild shampoo.

Apart from these natural procedures, add vitamin B, zinc, and iron supplements to your daily diet. your blood work in check for any deficiencies or aberrations, with the help of a reliable testing centre like Dr Lalchandani Labs.  Also, keep yourself hydrated, treat your hair gently and try to relax.

Now that you have an action plan, embark on your battle against hair fall. Trust us, you will soon be flaunting shinier, luscious and thicker tresses.

Lifestyle choices that will reverse your age

In the past, whether it was our parents or parents’ parents or even before that, people used to never look very old even if they were in fact. This was primarily because they had an active lifestyle by which they used to all the physically taxing work all by themselves without any help. Moreover, even the food habits which those people practiced were very simple and pure without any adulteration. As opposed to that is what we have today. With so much of convenience and comfort of junk food, most of us do not indulge in healthy eating and living. That’s the reason why people from this generation start looking tired and old just after turning thirty or thirty years of age. However, if you make some basic lifestyle changes, you can surely postpone your aging process. Let us see what those things are:

Adopt a healthy diet

If you think going on a diet means having all those fancy and frilly salads which can be quite expensive, then you are wrong! Diet does not always mean that. Even if you follow some basic ground rules like avoiding eating junk food as much as possible or less use of oil while cooking, avoiding aerated drinks, chips etc more than half of your diet concerns vanish there itself.

Hit the treadmill

By hitting the treadmill we mean that you must engage in some form of physical exercise at least for an hour. Again, it is not necessary that you must do only gym, instead you can go in for some different mode of exercise like zumba or aerobics or swimming or playing some sport etc. The options are endless. When you do some form of physical activity, not only do you stay fit, but your stamina also increases, you look fresh and it helps you become positive.

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Get your beauty sleep

All the wear and tear happening inside our body happens when our body is in deep sleep. That’s the most crucial time for the body to get all the repair work done so that the next day we look all fresh. That is the reason why it is imperative for us to sleep for at least 8 hours every day. If you don’t sleep for that much time then the body cannot carry out this process completely and this can result in a number of side effects like weight gain or obesity, diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure etc.

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Enjoy those intimate moments

One of the most sure shot and scientifically proven ways by which you can set your aging process in reverse is to have sex on regular basis. Sex is considered to be very effective when it comes to improving your immune system as well as helps reduce chances of heart diseases. The endorphine hormone which is released during intercourse is responsible for these health benefits.

Be optimistic

Last but certainly not the least, the secret to a happy and healthy life is to always have a positive or optimistic approach towards everything whether professional or personal. When you are positive and relaxed, your body is also at peace and this helps in relieving you of all the unnecessary stress, tension and anxiety.

These are some of the simple ways and means by which you can actually set your body clock on reverse mode. Alternatively, there are even some doctors and medical professionals who are working tirelessly to give you a longer youth with the help of diet counseling, fitness and medication like Dr Lalchandani Labs.

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