The term nutricosmetics describes to nutritional supplements which can support the function and the structure of the skin. Many micro nutrients like Vitamin A,C,E , have got a well established anti-oxidant effect that reduce the impact of free radicals in the skin. They also have a vital function in the production of collagen in the dermis. Other micro nutrients e.g. some omega-3&6 fatty acids, carotenes and flavonoids protect the skin from the damaging effects of Ultraviolet (UV) light exposure, which may lead to accelerated skin ageing and wrinkle formation.
Nutricosmetics are actually a combination of nutraceuticals and Cosmeceuticals. Promote the concept of beauty through healthy food & drinks. Health & Beauty are the two sides of a coin. The beauty of one can be enhanced by systematic and regular intake of natural functional foods. Nowadays increasing demand is there for natural products which can impart health and beauty
By Prasobh GR. M.Pharm.
Water is the most important and abundant inorganic compound in all living organisms and is considered as the elixir of life. An examination of the composition of the human body reveals that it is composed of nearly 65% of water. Even bones considered to be the driest organ have 22% water.
The ability of water to form solutions, and hence its role as solvent is essential to health and survival.Because water can dissolve so many different substances it is an ideal medium for metabolic reactions. Water enables reactants to form products as well as dissolves waste products, which allows them to be flushed out of the body in the urine. Along with enzymes it helps to break down starches,triglycerides and protein into smaller molecules of glucose, fatty acids and aminoacids. A German study found that drinking 1.5 liters of cold water can help you burn up to an extra 50 calories per day. Thus water improves metabolism, boosts energy, and aids digestion thus improving bodily functions.
By Subash Philip M.Pharm
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Most people who get hemorrhoids do not know how to handle them. They have not been properly informed. There is just no way to have a good day when you are having a hemorrhoid flare up.
This disease is related to anus or lower rectum. The term Hemorrhoids or Piles, refers to a condition in which the veins around the anus are abnormally swollen and inflamed. These can be internal (inside the anus) or external (outside and around the anus). These can also be bleeding or non-bleeding (blind). Piles are usually very painful and troublesome but are not life-threatening.
In some cases, chronic blind piles do not remain painful but do give a feeling of uneasiness. The size of piles varies from individual to individual and can be from the size of a small grape to a bunch of grapes. No one description of hemorrhoids symptoms fits all cases, since each case may vary from one patient to another. Usually, a variety of conditions present themselves on a case-by-case basis.
By Dr. Naeem Karnalkar
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IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME
Dr. Naeem Karnalkar, Homeopathic Consultant & Medical Director, Star Poly Clinic, 160, old bazar, Khadki, Pune 411003
The digestive tract starts from the mouth and ends up in the rectum and anal canal. Digestive signs can range from simple temporary conditions to chronic, enervating diseases. Persistent digestive complaints or severe symptoms warrant medical attention. Homeopathy has a very important role to play in the treatment of Gastrointestinal (GI) conditions. Anorexia, Nausea, vomiting, biliousness, hiccough, gastritis, heartburn, indigestion, constipation, Piles, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nervous disorders and many more conditions are treated successfully with homeopathy.
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