Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Real inspiration by Dr. Randy Pausch— The Last Lecture

Real inspiration by Dr. Randy Pausch— The Last Lecture


What if you know you will be dead in three to six-month span? Have you ever had the courage to think what will happen after your death? But Dr. Randy Pausch did courage to inspire and teach the world to cherish every moment of life when he came to know he will die soon. Dr. Randy Psauch in his last lecture of "Achieving your childhood dreams" inspired not only 400 seated people in an auditorium but also inspired millions of people out there watching the video on the internet.


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Dr. Randy Pausch

Randolph Frederick Pausch was an American computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University(CMU) in  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He born on 23rd October 1960 in Baltimore and graduated with a degree from Brown University in Rhode Island, 1982. He chose Computer Science field and continued education in it. He obtained the doctorate in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh in 1988.

He got diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer in September 2006, which was a big bad news but he never loosed hope. He underwent a major surgery Pancreaticodectomy with an unsuccessful attempt to halt the disease. In August 2007, doctors told Randy has left only three to six months of good health. In October PET scan and CT revealed cancer metastases to liver and spleen with 10 tumors in the liver. With a limited time span, he wants to inspire many people and bring something good to the nation with better plans.

With his enthusiasm for computer science linked to entertainment tantalized him to produce a software named, 'Alice— The Infinitely Scalable Dream factory' which is very helpful to the children to make movies and games and learn basic computer programming while having fun.


The Last Lecture — Really Achieving Childhood Dreams

Dr. Randy Pausch delivered his Last Lecture exactly 11 years ago on this date i.e. 18th Sept 2007 led by Randolph Frederick Pausch with a title; "Really achieving childhood Dreams" a humorous and heartfelt talk in front of his students and colleagues that has videotaped and spread unexpectedly throughout the internet. Pausch earned his worldwide fame for his most inspirational "Last Lecture". The lecture created a sensation — more than six million hits on web videos. You can view this lecture on Youtube by clicking on The Last Lecture.
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After the lecture, Pausch was shocked and flattered after seeing the attention to his Last Lecture.
On 22nd October 2007, Pausch appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show where he briefed about his "The Last Lecture" and discussed his life's situation. Everyone who attended the lecture and show said this. It was an amazing reminder of how each one should live their lives.

Pausch also gave his appearance on May 2008 in television show Good Morning America and gave light on how to live life.

With his excellent skill of time management, he delivered one more lecture about "Time Management" on 27th November 2007 at the University of Virginia, to an audience over of 850 people. This video can be watched here Time Management by Dr. Randy Pausch.

Dr. Gabriel Robins friend and colleague of Dr. Pausch said that "Randy was a force of nature". Robin recalls Pausch was the person who enjoys every moment of life. He excelled not only in his field of Computer science but also in humanity. "He had a very visceral, fundamental resonance to the core of humanity. It's not an accident that people flocked to him; people of all ages, cultures, and religions. I thought of him as a genius of many things - not just science and research, but branding, marketing, selling, convincing, leading and showing by examples."

"He has raised the level of fun in education to a new dimension," Robins said. "Randy Pausch's impact will continue to touch many people for years to come."


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CMU president Jared Cohon spoke with candor, Pausch's contribution to university in terms of education and humanity was remarkable and stunning. He then announced that CMU will celebrate Pausch's impact on the world by building and naming after Pausch's raised pedestrian bridge.

Pausch spent the final few months of his life in areas like influencing, entertainment which is far beyond his specialty. In his last lecture, he showed gratitude towards whoever helped him along the way: professors, colleagues, a football coach and especially his own parents.

Pausch along with Don Marinelli, professor of drama and arts management became co-founder of Entertainment Technology Centre(EMU) in 1998 and also Pausch commenced building Virtual world's creation.

Pausch died at the age of 47, which means just started living his life. He died on 25 July 2008 because of complications of Cancer.

Other Recognitions

After his worldwide famous lecture at CMU, Disney owner Hyperion paid $6.7 million for the rights to publish a book about Pausch's lecture. Book with a name of "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch and co-authored by Jeff Zaslow. That book was a New York Times bestseller book.

To add a cherry to the cake, J. J Abrams director of Star Trek movie became a fan and truly inspired by "The Last Lecture" and invited Pausch for an insightful role in that movie. Pausch also accepted that invitation and ran to Los Angeles California to shoot his scene.

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Quotes

Pausch said, "If you lead your life the right way, the Karma will take care of itself."

"The dreams will come to you."

" Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls aren't there to keep us out. The brick wall is there to show us how badly we want things."

"Be good at something: it makes you valuable."

"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer."

"Luck is where preparation meets opportunity."

After being famous, ABC news declared Pausch as one of it's three  "Person of the year" for 2007. TIME magazine named Pausch in its list under 100 influential people in the world.




Takeaway:

Life will be challenging always but the important is to accept that challenge and look optimistically. Like Randy Pausch lived his life only for 47 years but he remained alive for centuries because of his inimitable way of living life.

I hope this inspires you and gave you a mindset to live life optimistically. I would love to hear your experience after watching Randy Pausch's videos in the comment section below.


Resources:

  1. http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/Randy/
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Randy_Pausch
  3. https://www.cmu.edu/news/archive/2008/July/july25_pausch.shtml
  4. www.TheLastLecture.com.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

21 Ways To Make Your Mood Happy

21 Ways To Make Your Mood Happy


Have you ever got everything in your life at a right time?

Nothing works in the way you want it to be. Sometimes everything can go against your plan. In your tough times, you feel devastated, the world seems ended but after quiet time you realize it didn't end for other people, it ended only for you. Whenever you feel low just think what things can you do to add meaning or add value to your life. See shortly the ways how to be happy in your difficult times.


At this hard times, you wish a magic to happen and transforms your mood to a perfect gaiety. Let me share with you my 21 ways to make your mood happy.





1. Recall all good memories

Good memories are always conducive to happiness. It's time to dig out all good time yearbooks. Memories play a very important role in your mood, they always flood your empty brain when you sitting idle. Always try to recollect good memories only that will boost your mood.

2. Get up and dress beautifully

People love some outfits which make them feel good. When you feel good you look good, you perform much better in your forte. Dressing beautifully make you feel confident and it makes your mood happy. 

Have you ever thought why in corporate offices and business formal wear is compulsory? or why army officers and pilots are always in their uniform? Why the hotel manager has to be in business formals?

Yes, you got me right here, being smartly and formally dressed in business suits instills a responsibility and can actually boost professionalism.


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3. Divert your mind

Nature is the best distraction specifically when we in search of happiness. Animals, birds, mountains, grass, trees, seashore, etc. can give complete relaxation to your mind and happy state of mind.


4. Stop overthinking

Take a deep breath when you nervous. Fear of failure will always restrict you from learning so never bother about unnecessary consequences. So stop overthinking and live life's every moment to the fullest. Failure is the first step to success.


5. Listen to your favorite music

Listening to music actually can help you to lift your mood and apparently science agrees. Music of your favorite genre can heal mental trauma as fast as medication therapy.


6. Dance like no one is watching

Studies suggested that dancing bring all your muscles into work and that indirectly boost up the mood. So dance like no one is watching whenever you feel low.



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7. Read positive and motivational quotes

Filling your mind with positive and motivational quotes especially at the start of the day which is always beneficial. A positive attitude leads to a more productive day.




8. Talk to Charismatic personality people

Charismatic persons always carry confidence and inspiration which helps others to bring confidence and makes feel like "Nothing is impossible" which brings spurs to make you feel happy. Whereas people like Debbie Downers will always bring down the mood of others even at happiest of times, so restrict yourself for goofing around them.


9. Eat for the right mood

Favorite junk food dishes debilitating your healthy regimen. Foods like salmon fish, chia seeds, walnuts, peaches, strawberries, spinach are high in omega-3 fatty acids which are proven to alleviate symptoms of anxiety and depression. Thus, foods can turn your mood happy.


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10. Get absorbed in good thoughts

Positive thoughts lead to a positive attitude. Get up in the morning repeat some affirmation statement about yourself. Bad news or good news both blow out your mind with a grievance or with excitation but if you handle both situations wisely and positively, your life will be smooth.

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11. Smile

Smiling can make your brain to trick and release a chemical called serotonin which makes your mood happier than normal. This chemical reaction elevates your mood and the whole body become active. Watch funny videos or talk to people who always make you laugh. If everything fails then just fake it. Some studies said that act of smiling alone can feel you happier.


12. Make happy others

You should always find yourself helping others and at the same time take a look at those people who always supported, mentored and helped you at hard times. Always adopt a wider perspective to accept others opinions.


13. Celebrate good times

Winning a lottery, buying car, getting married, getting six digit salary job, becoming parents, etc this all big happiness are not often or not achieved in a short span but small pleasures like feeling the first rain of season, meeting close friends, eating sweets with someone special, watching movie, enjoying ice creams, enjoying sunset in beach, small trip with family etc these all fulfill our life with happiness. Always celebrate good times.


14. Snuggle up

Researchers found a strong bond between the soft thing and your mood. Something's there which enhances a happy mood and you also feels relaxed.


15. Count on your blessings

It's a human attitude to look for the things what we don't have rather than what we do have. Think about and write it down the achievements and rewarding thing you have done in your life. This will bring the bunch of happiness in your life every day.

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16. Eat chocolates

Chocolates can bring up anyone's mood up. Especially chocolates like dark chocolate enhances serotonin level in the body and that's the reason chocolates enhances happy mood.


17. Have a positive self-image

Keep an upright posture, keep eye contact, speak slowly and positively and smile. This will make you feel confident and others will also feel the surge in confidence.


18. Fill surrounding with colors

Bright color always boosts your confidence and self-esteem. There is a scientific reason behind dull colors pulls you down makes brain dull while bright colors make your brain active and happy. Fill your surrounding with bright and multi- colors. Always carry yourself in bright colors to make you feel content.


19. Make your body happy

Eat real food to make the inner body happy. Because if you make your body happy, it will make you happy. Not only food will make the body happy, but also complete and peaceful sleep is necessary. If you never exercised or done work out, then make a commitment of quick walk once a day at least.


20. Be grateful

Being grateful is a choice and this choice will make your life happier and easier.

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, turns denial into acceptance, turns confusion into clarity, a house into a home, strangers into a friend.


Even if you are at weed of business or really busy with job and personal life, take the moment to make the list of everything you have going at right direction— no matter how small is it. Express thankfulness to everyone whoever been a part of your life. This will bring joy to your life as well as to others.





21. Building good relation

Having too many friends is not necessary but having the right and true people around you makes the world of difference in your mood.


Tell me about your way of turning a bad mood into a happy one. Share your thought or recommendations in the comment below.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Impressive Benefits of Avocado for Skin

So far many of us have a confusion that Avocado comes under fruit category or vegetable category, to bring on your notice avocado is technically a fruit, since it's a single-seeded fruit to answer it even more specifically it is a berry.

Avocado consists of a tough greenish outer layer, middle part fleshy and fibrous and casing around a hard stone like the seed. It is mostly oblong in shape. Greener when unripe and brown when ripen. When fully ripe avocado tastes like buttery and when not fully riped it gives a sour taste.

The avocado was originated in South Central Mexico. It is passed from Sri Lanka originally and first cultivated in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and people there call this fruit as avocado only, no other regional name given yet. Avocado is truly amazing food for many reasons out there but until recently you might not know its benefits and uses.

Avocado benefits for beauty



In California, the researcher revealed that avocado is nutrient-dense fruit. Avocados are rich sources of antioxidants, vitamins, and dietary fibers. From healthcare to weight loss to beauty regimen, avocados are dominant.

We all react differently to various beauty products because we all have different skin types and some of us are more sensitive and prone to irritation than others. Make sure you test those chemical products on your inner arm or neck part before using them as directed. In addition to this precaution, try to opt for organic ingredient instead of chemical products if you plan for beauty treatment. To enhance your beauty here's a magical organic ingredient named 'Avocado', which by all means it is safe to use.

Antioxidant property of avocado which makes it fight with the free radicals and reduce fine lines, wrinkles and age spots. Eat avocado every day to protect your skin from wrinkles for years to come.

Fat in avocados help reinforces the structural barrier for the skin, so that moisture in the skin is not lost. Avocado is centered to soften the skin when it's paste applied as a face mask.

Avocado composition contributes more of Potassium as compared to banana. One cup of mashed banana contains 800 grams potassium whereas one cup of pureed avocado contains 1,166 grams of potassium. Now you can imagine how avocado is more healthy than a banana. High potassium content makes avocado shatterproof for blood pressure patient.

Make avocado a part of your diet and see these benefits for the skin. One cup of pureed avocado contains 23 grams of monounsaturated fatty acids(MUFA) i.e. good fats. MUFA deeply nourishes the skin and moisturizes too.

In addition to avocado fruit, avocado oil blissfully help controlling acne problem. Avocado oil loaded with skin benefited fats. For this benefit, you can follow these steps. Firstly wash your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser, massage your face with avocado oil in a circular motion for about 5 minutes. After a few minutes, rub your face with a warm wet towel and pat dry your face.
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Avocado cleanses the skin from the inside out. Glutathione antioxidant in avocado helps cleansing skin. Glutamine amino acids in avocado assists to remove unwanted particles from the skin. It is one of the important beauty benefits of avocado.

Exposure to direct Sun rays and UV rays can give rise to many skin problems like sunburn, premature aging, rashes, wrinkles and may even cause cancer like a dreadful disease. Thanks to avocado for its protective action as avocados are the excellent source of antioxidant, they form a protective layer on our skin and protect our skin from UV rays damage.

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Avocado full of essential vitamins like A and D which keeps you young and healthy. This packed vitamin source helps smooth wrinkles on the skin. Skin lesions, inflamed skin, acne and other skin are reduced and retains the elasticity of the skin. Acne is a very common problem but its cause differs from person to person.

Avocados are best for softening our skin. Skin of elbow and knees doesn't get enough oil and after exposure to sunlight and pollutants, the skin tends to dry out. Due to lack of enough care, dead cells pile up and gives a dark spot on your skin. To lighten the skin tone of elbows and knees, use this avocado and tomato pack.
Tomatoes are used for skin discoloration, which is possible due to the presence of lycopene antioxidant in tomatoes, responsible for colors. In addition to this, avocados are rich in vitamin A, E, and C that helps in reducing melanin and lightening the skin tone.
To proceed for the pack, let's see the ingredients first. Lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon, half-ripened avocado and 3 teaspoons strained tomato extract.
To make this take one empty small bowl, add all the ingredients together and mix well. Make a paste-like consistency and apply on affected areas of elbows and knees. Leave it to rest for 30-40 mins. Wash it off with lukewarm water, pat dry the area and apply moisturizer.

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While it comes to eating of avocados, they are beautiful on everything from chips and tacos to salads and sandwiches.
#Precaution: If you are pregnant, please consider consulting a doctor about the consumption of avocados. As the study showed eating too many avocados by pregnant women, it affects mammary gland and hinders with milk production in mother.

Let me know by the comment, was it helpful?
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Sunday, 22 July 2018

World's Youngest President- Matteo Ciacci

Matteo Ciacci is the world's youngest president since 1st April 2018 till now. Matteo ciacci is the Sammarinese politician. Matteo Ciacci was born on 5 May 1990 in Borgo Maggiore, San Marino. He studied Jurisprudence and graduated in Law from the University of  Urbino. He previously served as Sports Manager at Fiorentino Calcio. 


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28-year old Matteo Ciacci created history by becoming Captain Regent of the Republic San Marino alongside serving with Stefano Palmieri. Matteo Ciacci will be handling the rights of San Marino for six months. Stefano Palmieri already served the same position for the semester 1st October 2009 to 1st Aprill 2010.


Matteo Ciacci is working as an official at Civico 10 headquarter. He is the co-founder of the football association. He joined the council in 2016 and since then he was the coordinator of the Civic Movement10 of which he is the founder. Also, he is the member of Council Xll of the finance, health, Anti-Mafia commissions and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean.



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Matteo Ciacci is always passionate about football and skiing and fascinated by innovation and technology. He got engaged to Valentina Bollini, his colleague at Council.


Constitution of San Marino and Grand General council elects new Captain Regent every six months among sixty members of San Marino Parliament. Every year on 1st April and 1st October, investiture from the Captain Regent chooses their Captain Regent to represent their country.


'San Marino' one of the world's smallest countries in the world and is natal to Matteo ciacci. San Marino is also known as the Most Serene Republic San Marino. 


San Marino is one of the Republic countries since the start. It is enclaved micro-country surrounded by Italy. It is said that San Marino is the land of clifftop castles and embedded a nature's mystery. San Marino, the smallest country measuring 61 sq km and made up of nine municipalities each hosting their own settlements.


"It will be an honor and a burden, a recognition after years of work, it is a good sign that a young person is given a chance like this", said Ciacci.



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Matteo Ciacci had the honored day on 1st April 2018 and became the youngest Captain Regent of the Republic San Marino and created the history. 

Sources:



  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Marino
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_state_leaders_by_age
  • https://www.consigliograndeegenerale.sm

Monday, 16 July 2018

15 Things happen in your body when you eat turmeric every day



15 Things happen in your body when you eat turmeric every day


Turmeric is tuberous hard root. Purposely turmeric is known as popular spices. Turmeric adds a golden touch to your cuisine. Botanically turmeric is called as "Curcuma longa" and belongs to the ginger family "Zingiberaceae". The botanical name derived from the word "Curcumin" which is a compound in turmeric.


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Turmeric contains at least 200 compounds among which a very important component "Curcumin" that contribute 3 percent of its natural concentration which is not pretty high. Curcumin is the component which you can find only in turmeric. Curcumin gives this spice its color.

The easiest way to absorb curcumin in the body is by adding turmeric to our daily food and drink. Curcumin is fat-soluble, hence boost absorption if taken with the fatty meal.

Before we dive into these benefits of turmeric, let's see which turmeric forms are most available and benefits you in most form. Turmeric is most available in powdered and whole turmeric root form. You will find turmeric in other forms like pressed, extract and supplement forms which provides you uncountable preventive and healing properties.


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Powdered turmeric


1. Turmeric aids in digestion

Turmeric helps to produce good bacteria for stomach digestion. And also prevents overproduction of acids and bile which prevents bloating. To enjoy this benefit you must consume one teaspoon of turmeric in a day through the daily food you consume.

2. Turmeric reduces inflammation

Inflammation is the main cause of many health diseases like cancer, arthritis, heart diseases, etc. Many people opt to drugs like NSAID to reduce inflammation eventually the pain. These drugs temporarily give relief but they can cause side effects like liver problems, stomach ulcers, allergic reactions including rashes, etc.

Here comes natural remedy for inflammation, turmeric possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric treats inflammatory diseases and gives complete relief.

Turmeric gives uncountably uses for inflamed skin, wound, and internal organ when consumed in its pure decoction form.

3. Turmeric possesses high antioxidant

Free radical in body combines with healthy cells, fatty acids or proteins and then stress up which cause diseases. Aging is the most common sign of oxidative damage.

Turmeric has a potent antioxidant property which has the ability to neutralize the free radicals formed in the body and prevents aging.

Take 1/2 cup water and add 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, let it boil for 10 minutes. Let it cool till lukewarm, drink this decoction daily to get relief from oxidative stress.

4. Turmeric helpful for arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most common forms of chronic joint pain, which actually affected millions of people around the world. Arthritis is commonly seen in aged patients.

Turmeric help reduces pain and stiffness in the arthritic patients due to its anti-inflammatory property.

To get the best result make a thick paste of turmeric and ginger and add adequate water. Apply this paste on the affected area.

5. Turmeric act as a natural liver detoxifier

Turmeric contains compounds which enhance production of liver enzymes that detoxify our blood in the liver. This detoxifying property of turmeric gives magical hands for our body to be cleaned inside out.
Being the sure source for anti-microbial activity turmeric turned a natural detoxifier for internal organs like liver when your body receives turmeric in a readily absorbable form that goes into blood and pass to the liver to assist it in detoxifying. Curcumin enhances production and activity of glutathione a potent antioxidant.

6. Turmeric helps in weight management

Weight gain is another problem of the calorie imbalance in the body. The bioactive compounds in turmeric like curcuminoids prevent fat accumulation in the adipose tissues. This can be useful in avoiding further weight gain or developing belly fat.

Weight loss promoting property in turmeric makes similar to green tea through thermogenesis. Ginger also possess this property due to the presence of thermogenic components like gingerols.

To get this result, add one teaspoon of turmeric powder into the glass of warm water. Mix it well and drink this decoction daily until you get the desirable result.

7. Turmeric lowers the risk of DVT

DVT is deep vein thrombosis in which the blood flow through the veins is obstructed due to the formed blood clots and most commonly it appears on legs. Thrombosis can lead to heart stroke, pulmonary embolism which can be fatal.

Turmeric contains curcumin which on a study found to be anti-coagulant which protects the formation of thrombus. In particular, curcumin oil is the safe agent for treating vascular thrombosis.
You can use turmeric in the form of paste or oil on affected areas to get relief from DVT.

8. Turmeric improves memory and staves off brain diseases

The study revealed curcumin is fat-soluble and it is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier. Brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, amnesia, etc are noncurable but study suggested that symptoms can be reduced by a few medicines of allopathic or ayurvedic.

During the study of turmeric, similar results came up like medicines to boost memory and relieves stress. Curcumin interestingly increases brain levels of Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF) a type of growth hormone that functions in the brain.

Curcumin helps to get rid off the amyloid plaques which is developed in Alzheimer patients. Curcumin enhances serotonin levels in the brain and relaxes the brain muscles, makes the mood happy.

To improve memory power drink turmeric decoction on daily basis.

9. Turmeric relieves pain and swelling

Therapeutic properties of turmeric relieve sprains, strains and all kind of pains. Turmeric is used from ancestor times to relieve pain and swelling. This magical benefits of turmeric appear because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties.
I recommend consuming turmeric with black pepper so it enhances the absorption of turmeric and enjoy these benefits.

10. Turmeric reduces the risk of cancer

Cancer is a deadly disease of abnormal growth of body cells and spread from one organ to other. Turmeric has been studied for its potential in reducing the risk of cancer. Turmeric reduces the growth of new blood vessels which promote cancerous cells to grow and spread.

11. Turmeric prevents Cold and infection

Turmeric possesses antibacterial property. Turmeric roots contain other curcuminoids like desmethoxycurcumin and bis-desmethoxycurcumin which helps combat germs, fungi, and bacteria and prevent the body from an infection.

Turmeric acts against many types of fungi, bacterias like E-coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, H. Pylori, etc

12. Turmeric prevents heart diseases

Heart disease is the most leading cause of death. Heart disease main etiology lies dysfunctioning of the pumping system, endothelium dysfunction or blood clotting.

The researcher studied and proved that curcumin in turmeric improves the functioning of blood vessels or especially endothelium and thus prevent any heart diseases.

#note: Those who are on medications of anticoagulants and antihypertensive drugs or people who have naturally low blood pressure, should be careful while consuming turmeric.

13. Turmeric gives fair complexion and prevents acne

Turmeric possesses skin lightening and anti-scar properties. Turmeric controls melanin production and thus makes your skin look lighter and brighter.

Turmeric has an antibacterial property which aids acne reduction. In addition to this, the anti-inflammatory property of turmeric treats redness and inflammation of the skin around acne.

Drinking turmeric milk will definitely give a glow to your skin and keep your skin away from acne and other diseases.


14. Turmeric alleviates nausea

Nausea feeling is really hard to eliminate once started while you sick. Turmeric possesses compounds like phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals which procures healthy brain chemistry and hence, eases mental causes of nausea like stress and anxiety.

15. Turmeric delays diabetes

Turmeric helps in maintaining the insulin level in the body. It also decreases and controls glucose level in the blood.
Chances of diabetes are reduced if you consume turmeric with the amount required to the body.

I hope this article makes a clear thought that turmeric is the best for your good health. If you have any concerns or feedback then please comment below.


Sources:


  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=curcumin
  • http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006899306027144
  • https://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-benefits/how-turmeric-can-help-in-thrombosis

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Trip To Sula Vineyard

The best time to visit Sula vineyard or any winery is always Jan to march, and experience an immersive living a day at the winery. Sula Vineyard is a most popular winery in India which was established in the year 1999 and Sula brand is one of the most sold wine in India. Sula Vineyard is a perfect gateway on Sunday morning; top-notch road trip, acres of land of grape vines planted, countryside views, a wine factory and wine tasting.


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Sula also presents a fest annually wherein you can enjoy many events of art, music, food, and dance and grapes stomping are most approachable part of this fest. In Sula fest, they arrange lots of activities and cultural events and of course more classy wines. We have visited in the month of May and missed some of Sula perks.

The trip to Sula vineyard was a sudden weekend plan, I was very excited to visit a vineyard for the very first time. Sula is the pleasurable place for the wine lover and nature lover.


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The Sula

"Sula Vineyard" is the beautiful winery and vineyard built on 30 acres of land which is located at the Gangapur area near outskirt of Nashik, Maharashtra. 'Nashik' is called as the wine capital of India, which is a very proud thing for all nashikkars. Sula Vineyard is the major contributor to owe this title. Hotel "Beyond By Sula" entitles stay facility, located a short distance from the vineyard with beautiful lake views of Gangapur. Another one is "The Source at Sula" with unbeatable scenic views, relaxing at poolside, rejuvenating at spa these all add for a tiny bit of luxury.



How to reach Sula

Sula is tucked at gloomy greenery vineyard and away from the chaos of Nashik city. We all in total 10 people and we drove down right from Navi Mumbai to our destination Sula Vineyard. We have taken Toyota Innova and Tata Hexa to travel all the way to Sula. The distance from Navi Mumbai to Sula Vineyard is 180 km, google map navigation helped us out to reach there. No need to enter the Nashik city, road signs were pointing towards Sula vineyard and made the way easier for us.

We started at 7:30 AM from Navi Mumbai drove via Mumbai-Nashik expressway and reached around 11:30 AM, in mid of the way we halt twice for breaks and grab some tea and snack. Journey took complete 4 hours to reach Sula.

The roads were little steep and with shabby lanes. For a fleeting moment serene view of Nashik lanes taken my breath away. With each passing road signs to Sula, my excitation goes up. Finally passing through a small lane we entered into the parking lot of the vineyard. After parking the vehicle we could see Sula's logo of bright yellow color with a unique tilak(U shape) on a sun forehead and with the twirled mustache on a sun face.


The Tour

We have taken many snaps at the entrance with different poses and girls as usual ready with sassy boomerangs and selfies. Lazy reception greeted us to enter the booking area and souvenir store.
The tour to the whole Sula Vineyard taken by their staff guides into batches of around 30 people.

The Sula Vineyard tour ticket cost depends upon your choice to only tour or tour with tasting wines. If you want to go with tour guide plus tasting session then it will cost you Rs 450/person otherwise if you choose only tour guide then Rs 150/person. We were placed for 1 to 1:30 PM batch for tour guide plus wine tasting. Till then we got refreshed and taken shoots, some in cameras and some in DSLR.

Tour of factory runs every hour between 11:30 to 5:30 for an exclusive guide to a winery. The tour guide took us from an entrance to manufacturing area of wine explaining their brand name came up, a brief history about entrepreneur behind Sula, dismissive wave of the hand towards Sula Vineyard, etc.


Sula wines

Next, he explained the process of winemaking and storage. Tour guide started from harvesting, pressing, extraction process, explaining big machinery for the same, and fermentation process. During fermentation how yeast converts sugars in grapes into alcohol and barrels used to keep the fermenting product to mature for months or years. A quick walk through all brewing room explaining the process side by. Maintaining fermentation temperature around 15-19 degree Celcius and these temperature varies on types of wines. There were two types of barrels shown to us, one French oak barrel and another one was American barrel. We came to understand hat each of those barrels costs around 80,000 to source and gave the glimpse for bottling area. The cost to make different types of wines estimated, different preparation techniques previously used, the difference between mild and strong wines, bottling procedure for wines, etc. these all nugget of information was worth gaining in this tour.


Sula Vineyard


The sula vineyard


Sula trip



Wine making process



Wine storage

I have clicked these pictures so that will help my blog readers to understand winemaking process better.


Tasting of wines

Here comes the most interesting part of the tour "Wine tasting session". They allowed us to taste all six wines, 4 were Still wines and 2 were Sparkling wines. Wine types included white wine, red wines, and transparent wine. If you had never been to a winery or this wine tasting is your first-time experience than first try white wines or lighter wines unless you like red wine personally.

Recommended to read: Wine as a belly fat burner


Sula wine tasting

Wine pourer began teaching us wine etiquettes like holding a wine glass(hold the glass by the stem, not by cup), give each wine poured a little swirl, sniffle, and sip. Swirling of wine place an important role as this allows oxygen to get into wine and brings the bouquet of stored aromas up from the wine.  Among all six I liked Sparkling White wine during the tasting or else I can say that I can bear only sparkling white wine for long. After taking wines into mouth I wished there was spittoon around😝.

Evergreen Vineyard

Alluring vineyard filled with lively grape vines all over the land. Multiple long rows of wines ended with some rose bushes which gives the indication that grape wines need more attention or not. This is because rose bush is easily susceptible to plant diseases than grape vines. If the rose bush isn't healthy than this grape wine needs immediate attention to prevent from diseases or damages. If the rose bushes are healthy than it indicates a more good quality of grapes. In short, rose bushes act as the saviour of wines.
Sula winery and vineyard

Restaurant

Restaurants at Sula Vineyard comprehended of "Soma by Sula"- the Indian restaurant and "Little Italy by Sula"- serving Italian cuisine. Instead of visiting these nearby restaurants, one of our friends from the group recommended visiting his known restaurant "Aaichya Gavat". This restaurant serves typical Konkani cuisine and mesmerized us with their spicy Konkani taste. The staff of the restaurant chit-chatting with us more or less about Nashik beauty and other wineries in Nashik. After lunch there, we paced straight to the market for the main highway and headed towards Mumbai to return to our home.

I am grateful to live in a digital world, especially when it comes to navigation apps which helped us to reach home as early as possible.

I hope my tour to Sula Vineyard helps you to give a guide and glance of it if for the first time you go. For more such pictures of Sula Vineyard please visit my Instagram account- @pram_s20
Most important tip for you - have fun!!

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Best 2018 Acne Treatments Available

Acne is incurable, but it doesn't mean you will be having acne throughout your life. There are so many acne treatments, proven effective and available. As I shared acne myth and facts with you in my late blog posts. Once you take your acne problem to the doctor, he or she will ask for medical history or since how long you facing this acne issue and will try to diagnose the type of Acne. Treatment of acne differs on the basis of a type of your acne and etiology. Without eliminating the cause of your acne condition, you will never get rid of your acne.

We the humans are exposed to many toxins(crap) in a day. Our body starts to load with toxins internally as well as externally through many ways. The body gets rid of these through an elimination process via organs like liver, the lungs, kidneys, the colon, the skin which supports the elimination. Kidneys are the main organ plays important role in the elimination of toxins. The liver cleanses the blood and send the toxins to the kidney for further filter and get excreted from the body through urine or stool. When both kidney and liver did their work and if get overloaded they send the toxins to the skin. Skin releases toxin through sebum and sweats. The mixture of bacteria, sebum and sweat blocks the skin pore, makes the skin inflamed from inside and some other causes of acne are infections. Treatment of acne with medicine nowadays is they are not treating the root cause of acne instead providing superficial relief from the symptoms of acne. Some of the medicine gives a dry skin by suppressing the oil gland and underneath the bacterial infection.


Acne appearance takes place where Hormonal irregularities + Genetic tendencies + Toxins load = Acne; when either of these or all these exist in the body. For teenagers acne, mainly hormone disturbance is responsible, whereas in adults acne can be due to their genetic appearance or toxin build up. Unfortunately, genetics are not under your control and controlling bodies hormonal change is very difficult. Thankfully, toxin build-up is one of the main reason that contributes to acne can be controlled. Always keep in mind that what may work for one person but that same treatment may not work for others.
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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is Traditional Chinese Medicine method and drove from the eastern region that has been followed to treat acne. Before proceeding to treat acne of any individual, the acupuncturist must determine the root cause
of acne for that person. Acupuncture not only treats acne but also proven beneficial for stress management, relaxing body, menstrual irregularities, and other conditions like nausea, vomiting, etc. where it may be useful as an alternative treatment option, since ages.

Acupuncture in India Costs around 200 to 1,500 rupees only, which is cost effective. Anyone wish to seek acupuncture therapy can book the appointment by clicking here.
Skincare

Laser treatment

Laser therapy is performed at doctor's clinic to treat mild to moderate acne or acne scars. Laser treatment claimed best for severe cystic acne and deep acne. Laser treatment works by heating hemoglobin in the blood capillaries beneath the affected acne or scar skin, which sheds the upper layer of skin, gives new healthy glowing skin.

Laser treatment is of 3 types and they are categorized based on color and wavelength of light:
1. Pulsed- dye lasers (PDL).
2. Potassium titanyl phosphate lasers (KTP)
3. Infrared Lasers
A laser emits intense monochromatic light, which has high-intensity on one and on other substance no effects of those light. Removal of blemishes through laser lights, the process called as photothermolysis. This laser treatment is also helpful to reduce future breakouts.

Laser treatment is way more costly than any other acne treatments, it makes far from ideal. In terms of duration to treat acne through laser requires more than two visits(at least three visits). Not this treatment option never give 100 percent of the result.

Laser treatment is preferably successful for the whiter skin as compared to darker skin. Likewise, more sensitive skin, less likely treatment to be successful. Laser treatment is not considered first-line treatment for active acne.
In some sensitive cases, patients experience pain and discomfort during the treatment. Some of the side effects are:
1. Redness and peeling
2. Crusting
3. Blistering
4. Bruising
5. Darkening of skin

Chemical peel

Chemical peels are the chemical based solution which forms a thin layer on your skin and removes off the old damaged skin so that new skin layers can grow over there. This solution contains
Chemical peels are categorized into three types based on acid strength are —1. Superficial 2. Medium 3. Deep peels. Superficial peels are used for the treatment of mild acne, medium peels used for the treatment of acne and mild acne scars, and deep peels are usually only used to treat permanent acne scars and hyperpigmentation(to lighten but not completely vanish).
Superficial peels are lower acids strengths than medium and deep peels. Most commonly used acids are Glycolic acid and Salicylic acids at a concentration of 10% to 30%.  Superficial peels are available at the medical store as over-the-counter and at an esthetician salon. To buy Superficial or OTC chemical peel online, check here Cosmoderm Professional Chemical Peel, Rejsol Under Eye Peel, and Glycolic Acid Peel with Kojic acid. These peels are recommended by renowned dermatologists at acne.org.

However, medium and deep peels could be used under the supervision of professional health care or provider.

Chemical peels in treating acne are more effective in people with lighter skin tone. Whereas, people with darker skin tone before using chemical peels for treating acne first need to consult with doctors. Then proceed carefully when it comes to a chemical peel.
Side effects:
1. Skin burn
2. Irritation
3. Small bumps (lasts for hours)
4. Bruising
In more sensitive case bleeding occurs.

Topical antibiotics

Antibiotic kills the bacteria, presents on the acne. This treatment of topical antibiotic will also depend on the cause of acne. Antibiotics prescribed by a doctor can often be an oral and topical antibiotic. On the matter of topical antibiotics, Clindamycin and erythromycin have become popular. If you have moderate to severe acne which has not got better with topical antibiotics then doctors choose treating acne with retinoids. Commonly prescribed retinoid by doctors includes Adapalene and Tretinoin. Here is the best retinoid cream prescribed by a physician and aesthetic https://amzn.to/2wXLrGV.

If you considering antibiotic treatment then make sure you complete your course despite missing any dose. There are evidence antibiotic reports failure and develop resistant if continued antibiotic treatment for longer. It means bacteria become immune to the effects of antibiotic over time and antibiotic fails to kill bacteria.

OTC Medications

OTC medication can treat mild acne. Most of OTC drug contains at least one of following ingredients.

  • Salicylic Acid
  • Sulfur
  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Glycolic Acid
Soaps commonly prescribed by the doctors is Perobar(Benzoyl Peroxide), Cetaphil Gentle Cleansing bar, and few more. These soaps efficiently clear the skin of excess oil and germs(bacteria) without drying out your skin too much. People who have sensitive skin type, use Cetaphil face wash or Cetaphil cleansing bar.



The scars from the previous acne linger on your skin, sometimes tends to get permanent. Treatment of scars is more or less related to acne treatment. When it comes to the treatment of acne, it's all about trial and error if you or your doctor couldn't find the cause of acne.

Dermabrasion and Microabrasion

Dermabrasion is the special treatment for facial skin, especially performed for the scar treatment. In dermabrasion surface layer of skin is skimmed with the help of an instrument. This is performed in the doctor's office. Dermabrasion is feasibly performed on all skin tones and texture, which is then cleaned thoroughly.

Daily regimen for good skin care will be shared with you soon. Till then stay glued with Eureka Of Life.

Related:
Types of acne

Acne myths and facts
Sources:
  • https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/acne/treatment/
  • https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-dermabrasion#1
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3366450/

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