Monday, 2 May 2016

[www.keralites.net] Definitive Answer To 20 Of Your Health Questions

 

 Definitive Answer To 20 Of Your Biggest Health Questions
Does olive oil prevent heart disease?
Short answer: Yes
The health benefits of olive oil come from the presence of polyphenols, antioxidants
That reduce the risk of heart diseases and cancers. 
But to get these healthy compounds, consumers should buy good-quality, fresh "extra-virgin" olive oil, which has the highest polyphenol content. Most commercially available olive oils have low levels of polyphenols associated with poor harvesting methods, improper storage, and heavy processing.

Do cough syrups work?
Short answer: No
In 2006, the nation's chest physicians agreed that the majority of over-the-counter cough medicines don't actually work.
These colorful syrups typically contain doses of codeine and dextromethorphan that are too small to be effective. 
Only cough suppressants that contain older antihistamines seem to relieve coughs.
That includes brompheniramine, an active ingredient in Dimetapp.

Do I need sunscreen with more than 30 SPF?
Short answer: No
Sunscreens with an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 block about 97% of ultraviolet rays,
While sunscreens with an SPF of higher than 30 block 97%-98%. 
It's more important that you choose "broad-spectrum" sunscreen, meaning it protects against both UVB and UVA rays.
Sunbathers also need to apply a generous amount of sunscreen in order to get the full benefit of the SPF.

Is the MSG in Chinese likely to give you a headache?
Short answer: No
A review of 40 years of clinical trials, published in the journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2006,
Found that all previous research "failed to identify a consistent relationship between the consumption of MSG
And the constellation of symptoms that comprise the syndrome," including headaches and asthma attacks. 
The misconception spawned from several poorly-done small studies in the 1960's that seemed to connect MSG with a variety of maladies that people experienced after eating at Chinese restaurants.
Do nuts make you fat?
Short answer: No
As much as 75% of a nut is fat. But eating fat doesn't necessarily make you fat.
The bigger factor leading to weight gain is portion-size.
Luckily, nuts are loaded with healthy fats that keep you full. They're also a good source of protein and fiber. 
One study even found that whole almonds have 20% less calories than previously thought because
A lot of the fat is excreted from the body.

Is walking as effective as running?
Short answer: Yes
Studies have shown that how long you exercise — and thus how many calories you burn — is more important
Than how hard you exercise. Running is a more efficient form of exercise, but not necessarily better for you. 
A six-year study published in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology in April found that walking at a moderate pace and running produced similar health benefits, so long as the same amount of energy was expended.

Is drinking fruit juice as good for you as eating fruit?
Short answer: No
Calorie for calorie, whole fruit provides more nutritional benefits than drinking the pure juice of that fruit.
That's because when you liquefy fruit, stripping away the peel and dumping the pulp, many ingredients like
Fiber, calcium, vitamin C, and other antioxidants are lost. 
For comparison, a five-ounce glass of orange juice that contains 69 calories has .3 grams of dietary fiber and 16 milligrams of calcium, whereas an orange with the same number of calories packs 3.1 grams of fiber and 60 milligrams of calcium.

Are all wheat breads better for you than white bread?
Short answer: No
Not all wheat breads are created equal. Wheat breads that contain all parts of the grain kernel,
Including the nutrient-rich germ and fiber-dense bran, must be labeled "whole grain" or "whole wheat." 
Some wheat breads are just white bread with a little bit of caramel coloring to make the bread appear healthier,
According to Reader's Digest.

Can a hot tub make me sick?
Short answer: Yes
Hot tubs — especially ones in spas, hotels, and gyms — are perfect breeding grounds for germs. 
The water is not hot enough to kill bacteria, but is just the right temperature to make microbes grow even faster.
Even though hot tubs are treated with chlorine, the heat causes the disinfectant to break down faster
than it would in regular pools. 
The most common hot tub infection is pseudomonas folliculitis, which causes red, itchy bumps.
A more dangerous side-effect of soaking in a dirty Jacuzzi is a form of pneumonia known as Legionnaire's disease.
This is what reportedly sickened more than 100 people at the Playboy Mansion back in 2011.

Does coffee cause cancer?
Short answer: No
Coffee got a bad rap in the 1980's when a study linked drinking coffee to pancreatic cancer.
The preliminary report was later debunked. 
More recently, health studies have swung in favor of the caffeinated beverage.
Coffee has been linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver cancer, and even suicide.

Do eggs raise cholesterol levels?
Short answer: No
Although egg yolks are a major source of cholesterol — a waxy substance that resembles fat — researchers have learned that saturated fat has more of an impact on cholesterol in your blood than eating foods that contain cholesterol. 
"Healthy individuals with normal blood cholesterol levels should now feel free to enjoy foods like eggs in their diet every day," the lead researcher from a 25-year University of Arizona study on cholesterol concluded.

Can you drink too much water?
Short answer: Yes
It is very rare for someone to die from drinking too much water, but it can happen. 
Over-hydrating is most common among elite athletes. Drinking an excess of water, called water intoxication, dilutes the concentration of sodium in the blood leading to a condition known as hyponatremia.
The symptoms of hyponatremia can range from nausea and confusion to seizures and even death in severe cases. 
To avoid this, drink fluids with electrolytes during extreme exercise events.

Can yogurt ease digestive problems?
Short answer: Yes
Our digestive tract is filled with microorganisms — some good and some bad. Yogurt contains beneficial bacteria, generically called probiotics, that helps maintain a healthy balance.
Probiotics can relieve several gastrointestinal problems, including constipation and diarrhea. 
Certain brands of yogurts, like Activa by Dannon, are marketed exclusively to treat tummy issues.

Do whitening toothpastes whiten teeth more than regular toothpastes?
Short answer: No
Whitening toothpastes usually contain peroxides and other strong abrasives that might make
your teeth appear whiter by removing stains. Unlike at-home whitening strips and gels that contain bleach,
these toothpastes do not actually change the color of your teeth.

Is it safe to microwave food in plastic containers? \
Short answer: Yes
But the plastic container should display the words "microwave safe."
This means that the Food and Drug Administration has tested the container to make sure no chemicals used to make the plastic leech into foods during microwaving.
If chemicals do seep out into food, the amounts are tiny and not dangerous to our health.
As a general guideline, plastic grocery bags as well as most plastic tubs that hold margarine, yogurt, cream cheese,
and condiments are not microwave safe.

Can watching TV ruin your eyesight?
Short answer: No
Watching TV will not destroy your rods and cones as the outdated myth suggests. Before the 1950's,
TVs emitted radiation that could increase an individual's risk of eye problems after excessive TV viewing.
Modern TVs have special shielding that blocks these harmful emissions.

Is red wine better for you than white wine?
Short answer: Yes
Red wine contains much more resveratrol than white wine, an antioxidant found in the skin of grapes
that has been shown to fight off diseases associated with aging.

Is bottled water better for you than tap water?
Short answer: No
Bottled water is no safer or purer than tap water, although it is substantially more expensive. 
A recent study by Glasgow University in the U.K. found that bottled water is actually
more likely to be contaminated than water from your faucet because it is less well-regulated. 
Bottled water and tap water typically come from the same sources — natural springs, lakes, and aquifers.
While public water supplies are tested for contaminants every day, makers of bottled water are only required
to test for specific contaminants every week, month, or year.

Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far.
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[www.keralites.net] Akshaya Trityai (09-May-2016) - Rare Mahalakshmi Stotram/Kavcham from Brahma Vaivarta Puranam [6 Attachments]

 





Courtesy:Sri.K.Muralidharan Iyengar


Dear All,

Greetings and Namaste. Akshaya Trityai falls on 09-May-2016 (Monday) and in that connection I am delighted to share two stutis on Goddesss Mahalakshmi taken from Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Ganapati Khanda, Chapter 22. This chapter contains Kavacham, Mantram and Stuti in that order but I have given in the reverse order excluding the Mantra as Mantras always need initiation by people who have authority over the Mantra.

Although the stutis are short, their sacredness can be understood by the brief Phalashruti. In the hymn by Lord Narayana, He mentions that even He can't effectively pray to Goddess Lakshmi. Need to say anything more? In the Kavacham, it is mentioned that unless this is recited, even chanting Mahalakshmi Mantra a crore times will not bring any fruits. Both the hymns mention that one who recites these will get immutable wealth in all his/her births.

Thanks to the marketing gimmicks of Jewellers, Akshaya Trityai has become a mad rush for gold accumulation in the hope that the wealth will have multiplier effect! This has never been prescribed anywhere (prescribed only by jewelers :)). But the material wealth alone is useless for one's physical life and utterly useless for the spiritual life. So, all of us have no choice but to reflect on what wealth means to us and whether our assumptions are valid at some point in our lives.

Recently, I read a very interesting article http://swarajyamag.com/world/forget-kohinoor-the-british-looted-greater-treasures-from-india as a sequel to the ongoing debate of whether or not India should claim the Kohinoor diamond from the British. The article illustrates the amount of wealth plundered from India over two centuries by British. The article also illustrates that the amount of wealth plundered in the previous 600+ years would have been much more but the psychological damage inflicted by British on the Indian and Hindu society is immeasurable. How many of us know that India dominated World Economy with 30% of share for 1700 of the last 2000 years and when we got independence it was less than 2%. The biggest wealth we lost was self-esteem of the Hindu society - all other wealth are irrelevant against self-esteem.

The last line in the article is golden in my opinion "The Kohinoor should remind Indians that they became enslaved because they were divided. And they should say: "Never again." It would be wrong to blame the foreign occupiers for a willful self-destruction - we paid for our disunity. Self-Esteem and Unity are the greatest wealth India needs now. Money will come and go, though important.

It is time all Indians said "Never again"!. May Goddes Lakshmi bestow the Indian/Hindu society with self-esteem, deep appreciation/practice for our traditions, pursuit of dharma, and harmony. May She bestow us the power to move away from the dreary dead sand of dead habits! May She impel us to resolve to dump our poverty of childish intra-group rivalries! May Akshaya Tritya make every one sarva shreshtha.


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[www.keralites.net] Indian Engineering students develop bike that runs on hydrogen - gives 148 kms

 

Indian Engineering students develop bike that runs on hydrogen- runs 148 km.



NEW JOURNEY:The hydrogen-powered bike designed by students of RVS School of Engineering and Technology in Dindigul.

For a litre, the bike runs 148 km, they claim

Students of Automobile Engineering Department of RVS School of Engineering and Technology have designed a bike that runs on hydrogen. For one litre hydrogen, the bike runs 148 km.

A team of students – R. Balaji, Gowthem Raj, Jerry George and Kalid Ibrahim – has designed a bike that addressed global warming and high-level air pollution. "Today, the world needs eco-friendly alternative fuel to operate vehicles. We have analysed the scope of hydrogen as supplementary fuel in a four-stroke bike," the team members say.

Their Assistant Professor and project guide P. Lakshmanan was instrumental in converting their thought into action. With a simple technology, all existing vehicles can be modified to run on hydrogen. The cost of hydrogen as fuel is very cheap when compare to other fuels. Hydrogen gas costs just Rs. 30 per litre.

The life of the engine is increased manyfold as this dry gas does not leave behind any residue during combustion. Above all, it restricts tuning of the engine when compared to other fuel engines.

Hydrogen that has the highest energy content by weight and the lowest energy content by volume, is the lightest element at normal temperature and pressure. Hydrogen is also a fuel with heat content nearly three times that of gasoline. "It is abundantly available. In our experimental set-up, after every 1,000 km of running of engine, water needs to be cleaned and new distilled water has to be taken to a certain level and again it has to be fitted into the vehicle," says Balaji.

It reduces emission, ensures low maintenance and is suitable for petrol, diesel or LPG engines. It also enhances the average life of the engine, and reduces engine noise and vibration. We have conducted two tests – experiment test with a rig and a road test with a two-wheeler, adds Raj.

The total cost of the vehicle is just Rs. 7,000. No modification in engine is needed to convert it into an eco-friendly one.

Blending of any other fuel is not required. This project has opened an avenue for further research in developing a new technique required to run the vehicle continuously without maintenance, he adds.

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/they-develop-bike-that-runs-on-hydrogen/article8545958.ece

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[www.keralites.net] : Marvel at the Universe [2 Attachments]

 






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Face your past without regret. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
  
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[www.keralites.net] MANDOLIN SHRINIVASA REBORN?

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MANDOLIN SHRINIVASA REBORN?
 
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[www.keralites.net] : Heart Disease (PPT)

 






Subject: Heart Disease
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