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Sunday, 19 October 2014

A healthy child makes a happy home

A healthy child makes a happy home ----and no contradiction ---every home with a baby knows how the moods of the family and even the brick and mortar structure changes with the happiness or sadness of a child .

The moment a child gets a scratch all the members run with a helping hand antiseptic is applied , someone runs to fetch a doctor ,debates crop up weather a bandage should be applied or not people loose their cool ,arguments start taking shape animosity crops up all only because they can not see a child in pain .And the moment the kid starts feeling well every one is relaxed and they who had become enemies suddenly become the best of friends because they understand the others concern .

The brick and mortar structure too which was looking forlorn due to the reflections of the inmates moods suddenly becomes cheerful and alive .

This was when a small scratch is the cause of concern But if the anomaly is something more serious. A fever or some infectious disease the matter takes a serious turn ,an aura of gloom envelopes the household and not only the house even their friends start sharing the concern and try to do their best to help the family and the ill child. More so because as we all know with growing population and unconcerned environmental devastation resulting in pollution nearly all illnesses take a very serious turn as a health hazard.

A small fever becomes swine flu ,  another one becomes typhoid , then there is that unheard name leptospira which again is an infection leading to high fever and resulting in death at times, its  cause being adulterated food or exposure to rodents .Not to forget the latest EBOLA virus which is again a deadly infection --in fact deadliest infection at the moment .

The main reason behind this increase in infectious diseases is reduced immunity in children and adults .

Most of us have lost our ability to fight against infections which is the result of TWO main factors the increasing habit of taking medicines for the slightest discomfort or  OVER MEDICATION  and two our unhealthy eating habits and to some extent our unhealthy  habits of personal hygiene.

Over medication destroys our ability to fight diseases  it does give us immediate relief but in the long run it reduces our immunity towards diseases.

And secondly and MOST important reason is faulty eating habits which do not give us nutrition but only increase our body flab , our cholesterol and these in return increase stress and lead to a weak immune system which not only succumbs to infections but also results in Life style diseases like cardiac problems , diabetes etc .  We need some tonic which can help us revamp and rejuvenate our immune system 

We need to see smiling and dancing healthy children instead of children wrapped in shawls and waiting in hospital corridors , we need to see children running after butterflies plucking flowers in the garden instead if children sneezing and coughing and sitting indoors looking longingly at the bright sunlight , we need to see children playing football in the rain making paper boats and floating them in the rain water rather than children sitting hunched up in their parents laps and peeping at the beautiful rain outside .

Immunity is the body’s most reliable defense against diseases and it can be made stronger. by proper food habits , proper exercise and by taking some good tonic like DABUR Chyavanprash

Dabur Chyawanprash,  has a number of herbs like Amla,  one of the best antioxidants, Giloy (Guduchi), known to have immuno-modulatory properties, and many more  natural ingredients like Ashwagandha , satavari , Bala Vidarikand etc . these components of Dabur Chyawanprash increase the  immunity thus   protecting  children  against illnessess.

Another very serious anomaly is the condition of our teeth ---Oral Hygiene --and I was surprised to learn that oral hygiene plays a very important role in leading to cardiac diseases because infections from dirty teeth , enter the bloodstream, attach to blood vessels and increase clot formation.  also inflammation caused by gum disease may also trigger clot formation. and Clots decrease blood flow to the heart,and this may result in high blood pressure and heart attacks .For this the easiest cure is to keep our teeth clean and brush regularly with a good tooth paste -- not only heart disease which attacks the adults at a later stage in life BUT the sight of a child in agony with a tooth ache is no less cruel as we all know tooth ache is an absolutely  unbearable form of pain so lets put our children in the habit of brushing their teeth regularly with a good toothpaste may be like DABUR  RED TOOTH PASTE.

So friends if we want to spare our bundles of joy the agony of  heaps of pain lets give them a healthy life style .
Here's wishing you all a Happy Diwali KEEP SMILING  with those imps and chimps who matter so much to you and who are not only your heirs but heirs to the nation as well 

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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Gharwali diwali


Lord Ram together with Sita and Lakshmana came back from  exile and the people of Ayodhya lighted lamps to welcome them.

And thus it became a festival of home coming ---and to date it is exactly what it is a "festival when everyone looks forward to being with his/hers family" .A person is saddest when he/she is away from his family on Diwali night .

And here is a memoir of mine which I would like to share with all you friends.

It was four months since  we had got engaged and we still had a wait of 5 more months before we were to get married --so we would try and meet each other whenever possible his work place was 250 kms from my city and he would come over to our place at the smallest pretext ---and Diwali was a big pretext .  

By the way let me tell you in our days there were no mobiles etc and the only way of communicating used to be letters There were telephones but then no STD facilities and moreover talking to your fiance was a bit awkward so letters were more welcome and whats more we could read and re read them in the privacy of our rooms whenever we felt like .

So "He" wrote to me that he would be coming over for diwali he would reach Nagpur the day before Diwali and leave the day after  --so I was on cloud nine  busy arranging the house telling mom to make and buy his favourite sweets etc.

 Come Diwali eve and we waited and waited for him but no news We were a bit worried but couldn't do anything because as I have written earlier there were no mobiles to contact nor were P.C.Os so readily available .One had to book trunk calls and then wait for the PP to arrive So there was no way I could contact him in the middle of the night --the only option was to  see what could be done in the morning So we went off to sleep 

Suddenly the bell rang at 5 in the morning I was the first to run to the door --opened it and there HE was shivering in the cold .November in those days used to be jittery cold no Global Warming had taken place .

.I was delirious with relief and happiness but he thought I was angry for the delay and started apologizing .

He told us that he had taken the train the day before but some derailment en route had made the train cancel its journey forward so he and some other passengers had decided to share a taxi and the taxiwala too knowing their plight had demanded rupees 200. as against the normal 50.

The taxi hired by them was one of those kinds which have all parts except the horn making a noise  and midway the door gave way as a result he sat all throughout holding the door and protecting himself from falling down --what with all his co passengers piling  themselves on him in their sleep.

 He said even tulsidas would not have done so much for his wife  and tears found their way from  out of my eyes tears of concern for him and of happiness too.

Anyway came diwali night and we were all in the best mood and busy in the celebrations when my brothers and sisters lighted a bunch of ladis ( small string like crackers which make a lot of noise)" 
just next to where the two of us were standing and we were caught unawares result !!! the sound of those crackers made us stumble into each others arms much to the amusement of the youngsters and embarrassment for us .I went about hiding my face from him and from the elders in the house .

In fact even the elders had enjoyed and pretended to look the other way instead of scolding the naughty teenagers .

Today of course we smile when we think of that episode But that day !!! its was all embarrassment and nothing else I felt as if I had committed a crime .

Whats more my children too have been told of that incident and they tease us every diwali .

So here was my anecdote of Gharwali diwali rather his anecdote for diwali with would be Gharwali.

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