Stay Healthy In Ramadan

5 May 2020 News

Immune System

The immune system defends against infectious organisms and other invaders. Through a process called the immune response, the immune system attacks substances that invade body systems and cause disease

Types of immunity

Innate immunity

Everyone is born with some natural immunity that serves as general protection. For example, many of the viruses that cause disease in other species don’t affect us at all. And animals are born with natural immunity that protects them from susceptibility to human diseases. Innate immunity also includes the body’s external lines of defense, like the skin and mucous membranes that prevent disease from entering the body.

Adaptive immunity

Adaptive immunity develops throughout our lives and is the sum of our exposures to disease as well as our vaccinations against diseases.

Passive immunity

Passive immunity is a short-term or borrowed immunity from a person, typically a child’s mother. For example, maternal antibodies are transferred to a baby through the placenta. It can also be induced artificially through injections that contain targeted antibodies.

The primary components of the immune system:

  1. The tonsils and the thymus
  2. Bone marrow
  3. Spleen
  4. White blood cells
  5. Lymphatic system

Natural approaches to support immune system function

  1. Exercise and the immune system (Engage in moderate exercise )
  2. Sleep (Get enough sleep )
  3. vitamins and trace minerals (Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E,  Zinc,  Selenium, iron)
  4. Avoiding the use of tobacco and chronic  consumption of alcohol
  5. Eat more whole plant foods (Whole plant foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and legumes are rich in nutrients and antioxidants)
  6. Limit added sugars
  7. Stay hydrated
  8. Manage your stress levels (Relieving stress and anxiety is key to immune health )

A healthy Ramadan

                                                    Suhoor

– drink plenty of fluids, choose fluid-rich foods to make sure you are well hydrated for the day ahead, and go for starchy foods for energy, choosing high fiber or wholegrain varieties where possible as these can help keep you feeling fuller and can aid digestion, helping to prevent constipation. Below are some examples:

  1. Oats – these are whole grains and you could choose porridge, which will also provide fluids as it’s made   with milk or yogurt or overnight oats
  2. High fiber breakfast cereals – these provide plenty of fiber and are often fortified with vitamins and minerals, providing extra nutrients. Because they are consumed with milk, you also get fluid and nutrients like calcium, iodine, and b vitamins from the milk.
  3. Starchy foods like rice, or couscous – you could try rice pudding with fruit or experiment with couscous or other grains with dairy or fruit. If you go for savory dishes at suhoor then it’s a good idea make sure these are not too salty or they may make you very thirsty during the fast.
  4. Yogurt – this can be a good food to include at suhoor as it provides nutrients like protein, calcium, iodine and b vitamins and also contains fluid. You could combine it with cereal and fruit
  5. Bread – go for wholegrain options as these provide more fiber, for example, wholemeal toast or chapattis. Avoid combining bread with salty foods like hard cheese, or preserved meats. You could try nut butter (without added salt), soft cheese, or banana. As bread is fairly dry, make sure you drink plenty of water or other fluids alongside or you could have fluid-rich foods such as a lentil soup, which is a traditional food at suhoor in some countries.
  6.  Chickpeas
  7. Roti

Iftar

  1. Drinks – water, milk, fruit juices or smoothies – water provides hydration without any extra calories or added sugars. Drinks based on milk and fruit provide some natural sugars and nutrients – these are also good to break the fast but avoid drinking a lot of drinks with added sugars after breaking the fast as these can provide too much sugars and calories.      
  2. Dates – traditionally eaten to break the fast since the time of the Prophet Muhammad, dates are a great way to break the fast as they provide natural sugars for energy, provide minerals like potassium, copper and manganese and are a source of fiber. You could also try other dried fruits such as apricots, figs, raisins or prunes, which also provide fiber and nutrients.
  3.  Fruit and vegetables it provides natural sugars for energy, fluid and some vitamins and minerals.
  4. Soup – Traditional soups are based on a meat broth and often contain pulses, like lentils and beans, and starchy foods like pasta or grains
  5. Replace fried foods and sugary desserts with healthy alternatives
  6. Use minimal salt for cooking and instead add herbs, spices, lemon, garlic and other seasonings

7.Citrus fruits

8.Red bell peppers

9.Broccoli. …

10.Garlic. …

11.Ginger. …

12.Spinach. …

13.Yogurt. …

14.Almonds.

Eye care

Clean your eyes with pure cold water regularly.

4 Feb 2019 News

Clean your eyes with pure cold water regularly. This is one of the best ways to keep eyes healthy & disease free. Avoid Looking directly at the sun, artificial light or shining objects. Direct rays of bright light can damage the retina. Roll your eyes up & down & then side to side. Now move your eyes in a circular motion. Repeat this exercise five to ten times to relax your eyes. Maintain a good distance from the computer screen- sit approximately 22 to 28 inches away from it. Sitting too close or too far may increase the strain on eyes.

lab test

Japanese professor did surprising research.

Japanese professor did surprising research.

  1. Acidity not only caused by diet errors, but more dominated because of stress.
  2. Hypertension not only caused by too much consumption of salty foods, but mainly because of errors in managing emotions.
  3. Cholesterol is not only caused by fatty foods, but the excessive laziness is more responsible.
  4. Asthma not only because of the disruption of oxygen supply to lungs, but often sad feelings make lungs unstable.
  5. Diabetes not only because of too much consumption of glucose, but selfish & stubborn attitude disrupts the function of the pancreas.

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Pakistan’s first mechanical heart transplant successfully performed in Karachi

17 Dec 2018 News

Pakistan’s first mechanical heart transplant successfully performed in Karachi

Pakistani doctors on 9Th July18 performed first-ever mechanical heart transplant at Karachi’s National Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases (NICVD).

62-year-old Nafeesa Begum was the first patient to undergo this surgery and receive a mechanical heart transplant.

Dr. Hameedullah Malik of NICVD said the woman’s heart was only 15 percent functional prior to the surgery but all her other organs were working fine.

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Keep Your Kidneys Healthy

5 Dec 2018 News

Keep Your Kidneys Healthy.

Kidneys diseases are silent killers , Which will largely affect your quality of life. These are however several easy ways to reduce the risk of developing kidneys disease.

• Keep regular control of your blood sugar level
• Monitor your blood pressure
• Eat healthy and keep your weight in check
• Maintain a healthy fluid intake
• Do not smoke

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Keep Your Liver Healthy

4 Dec 2018 News

Keep Your Liver Healthy.

Eat food with fiber: Fiber helps your liver work at an optimal level, Fruits, Vegetables, Whole grain breads, Rice and Cereals can take care of your body`s fiber needs.

Drink lots of water : It prevents dehydration and its helps your liver to function better .

Heart

Keep your Heart Healthy

Keep your Heart Healthy

 

Regular, moderate physical activity is great for your heart health. Its never too late to start and get the benefits. It`s also important to sit less during your day and break up your sitting time.

Your body needs cholesterol to be healthy, but an imbalance of cholesterol in your blood can lead to a heart attack or stroke.

lungs

Keep your Lungs Healthy

31 Oct 2018 News

Keep your Lungs Healthy

Make your home and car smoke-free

Take a deep breath in, now breath out. Your hardworking lungs do this 20,000 times a day.

But have you ever wondered how much of the air you breathe is truly fresh? You might be surprised to know that you`re breathing in air filled with pollutants like sulfur dioxides, carbon monoxides, volatile organic compounds and particulates.

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