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HappyTeacher’s Day

HappyTeacher’s Day

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A day that is dedicated to the hard work that is input by the teacher all year long, a day that is a complete tribute to the teachers all around India. In India teacher day is celebrated on 5th of September. Teachers Day is a dedication to Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education and was one of the most well known diplomat, scholar, president of India and above all a teacher. As a tribute to this great teacher, his birthday has been observed as teachers’ day and this led to its origin. This day is just a mere reflection of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan’s love for and attachment to the teaching profession. As a matter of fact Dr. Radhakrishnan himself asked his admirers to celebrate his birthday not as his birthday but as the teacher’s day. One of the most celebrated writers in the modern India today his work varies on philosophical, theological, ethical, educational, social and cultural subjects. He contributed numerous articles to different well-known journals, which, are of immense value and seems to surprise various readers because of the depth in the meaning of the articles.

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Hi All,

Very important - NEVER LIGHT A CANDLE in an A/C ROOM. Prevention is better than cure… Please read this and pass on…

NEVER LIGHT A CANDLE in an AirConditioned Room.

A friend in our group passed away last week due to carbon-monoxide poisoning.

It happened when she lighted an aroma theraputic candle for the night in a room with the air-conditioner ON. Due to subsequent lack of oxygen in the room, the burning of the candle cannot fully oxidize, thus forming dangerous carbon monoxide.

Carbon monoxide will prevent oxygen exchange in the lungs, resulting in the person dozing off into a state of unconsciousness & eventual death in less than an hour, depending on the room size.

This Post is to make you aware of such a danger when lighting aroma theraputic candles in any unventilated rooms.

What is jaundice?
Jaundice is a condition of excessive build up of a substance calledbilirubin in the blood. Bilirubin is a product of break down of red blood cells and is normally processed by the liver and excreted from the body in bile. When the liver malfunctions, bilirubin is not excreted and it gets deposited near the skin surface giving a yellow tinge to the skin, mucous membranes, and eyes.

Jaundice occurs when excess amounts of bilirubin circulating in the blood stream causes a yellowish appearance of the skin and the whites of the eyes. With the exception of physiologic jaundice in the newborn (normal newborn jaundice in the first week of life), all other jaundice indicates overload or damage to the liver, or inability to move bilirubin from the liver through the biliary tract to the gut.

Newborn jaundice is common and unless associated with an abnormal condition will clear without treatment. Another condition called Gilbert”s syndrome is a hereditary condition in which mild jaundice develops during times of stress. This condition, once recognised, requires no further treatment or evaluation. There are also other more rare hereditary causes of elevated bilirubin levels. All other jaundice is the result of an underlying disease, condition, or toxicity.

A yellow-to-orange colour may be imparted to the skin by excessive intake of beta carotene, the orange pigment seen in carrots. People who consume large quantities of carrots or carrot juice or take beta carotene tablets may develop a distinctly yellow-orange cast to their skin.
This condition is called hypercarotenemia or just carotenemia. Hypercarotenemia is easily distinguished from jaundice in that the whites of the eye (sclera) remain white, while people with true jaundice have a yellow sclera.

What are the causes?

In children:

  • newborn jaundice (physiologic jaundice)
  • breast feeding jaundice
  • viral hepatitis (hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E)
  • haemolytic anaemia
  • congenital disorders of bilirubin metabolism (Gilbert”s
    syndrome) autoimmune hepatitis

  • malaria
In adults:
  • obstruction of the bile ducts (by infection, tumour or gallstones)
  • viral hepatitis (hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis D, and hepatitis E)
  • drug-induced cholestasis (bile pools in the gallbladder because of the effects of drugs)
  • drug-induced hepatitis (hepatitis triggered by medications, including erythromycin, sulpha drugs, antidepressants, anti-cancer drugs, rifampicin, steroids, chlorpropamide, tolbutamide, oral contraceptives, testosteronel)

  • bile duct stricture
  • alcoholic liver disease (alcoholic cirrhosis)
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • ischaemic hepatocellular jaundice (jaundice caused by inadequate oxygen or inadequate blood flow to the liver)
  • intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (bile pools in the gallbladder because
    of the pressure in the abdomen with pregnancy)
  • haemolytic anaemia
  • congenital disorders of bilirubin metabolism
  • chronic active hepatitis
  • autoimmune hepatitis
  • malaria

What are the symptoms?

  • yellow pigmentation of the skin
  • inside of the mouth (mucous membranes) turn yellow
  • eyes turn yellow
  • dark urine
  • pale stools
  • abdominal pain, systemic symptoms (eg, anorexia, vomiting,

How is it diagnosed?

The medical history is obtained and a physical examination performed.

Medical history questions may include:

Is the skin colour yellow (jaundice)?

Is the inside of the mouth (mucous membranes) yellow?

Are the eyes yellow?

When did the jaundice start?

Has the jaundice occurred repeatedly (recurrent)?

What other symptoms are also present?

During a physical examination, the doctor studies one's body to
determine the presence or absence of physical problems.

A typical physical examination includes:
  • inspection (looking at the body)
  • palpation (feeling the body with hands)
  • auscultation (listening to sounds)
  • percussion (producing sounds)

Diagnostic tests that may be performed include:
  • serum bilirubin
  • hepatic (liver) enzymes (see liver function tests) and cholesterol
  • prothrombin time
  • complete blood count
  • ultrasound of the abdomen
  • liver biopsy
  • urine and faecal urobilinogen

What is the treatment?

The cause of jaundice must be determined before treatment can be given. Prescribed therapy is to be followed to treat the underlying cause. Treatment of jaundice depends upon an individual case. In most cases, it is treated with antibiotics, a mild case usually resolves on its own. The disease leaves a lot of weakness in its wake and thus recuperation may take a long time. Generally, the best way to treat jaundice is to correct the underlying cause; the exact remedy depends on the nature and severity of the case.

- drink 6-8 glasses of water a day

- eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables (especially green leafy vegetables)

- juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

- do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

- do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc.

use stress relief like going for walks in the park

- brown rice and millet are good

- avoid red meat and animal fats

- reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

- fast a few days a month

- a colon intestinal cleansing is helpful

- get sleep

- exercise light to moderate amounts eg. yoga and stretching are good

- do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

What diet should I eat while suffering from jaundice?

Q. I heard that sugracane juice is helpful in the treatment of Jaundice.How far is this true? Is it effective for pre-hepatic jaundice(haemolytic jaundice) only or even the hepatic and post hepatic(obstructive) forms of the disease?

A. Jaundiceis indicative of the malfunctioning of the liver. It may be caused byan obstruction of the bile ducts which discharge bile salts and pigmentinto the intestine.

The simple form of jaundice, the pre hepaticjaundice can be treated well with a good diet. Recovery may however, beslow in serious cases caused by obstruction or pressure in the bileducts, the hepatic and post hepatic jaundice cases.

Thepatient should rest in bed till the acute symptoms subside. He shouldnot be given any solid foods for the first few days of the treatment.
He may be given plenty of fresh fruits and vegetable juices. The idea
is to provide a high carbohydrate based diet as the liver is infected,and minimize the strain on the liver. Suji or dhalia porridge, softcustards, curd rice are other soft easy digestable foods.

Fruits and vegetables are highly recommended, and can be used to prepare juices. Those like lemon, grapes, pear, tomato, carrot, beet and yes,sugarcane are preferable. Sugarcane juice, mixed with lime juice, being high carbohydrate can hasten recovery from jaundice. Half a glass ofthis juice, mixed with half a lime, may be given to the patient twice daily. It is, however, very essential that the juice must be pure and preferably prepared at home in a hygienic manner. Resistance is low in jaundice and any infected beverage could only make matters worse. It is also important to prepare this juice fresh each time and avoid storing it.

After the severity of the decease has passed, the patient may be given a simple and well-balanced diet. The emphasis should be on
fresh juicy fruits such as orange, apple, pineapple, grapes, papaya and mango, and vegetables such as spinach, fenugreek and carrots. The patient should avoid all fats like ghee, butter, cream and oils for at
last two weeks and thereafter their consumption should be kept down to the minimum. Digestive disturbances must be avoided. No food with a tendency to ferment or putrefy in the lower intestines like pulses and legumes should be included in the diet

Other effective home remedy is the use of green leaves or radish (muli). The leaves should be pounded and their juice extracted. It should be strained through a clean piece of muslin before use. About 60 to 80 ml. of this juice, depending on the age, should be given to the patient three times daily. It induces healthy appetite and proper evacuation of bowels.

But remember, these are all home remedy, they do help but do not substitute the need for rest and medication as prescribed by the doctor.

Also remember to avoid alcohol until recovery. Alcohol may be poorly tolerated for some months and cause minor relapses - it should be totally avoided for at least 3 months or longer until the liver has fully recovered.

  • Follow the mentioned tips to lead a healthy and a happy life.

  • This is an interesting article about cancer:

    Dear Friends,

    Spending some few minutes to read this will be an investment to your life. It is in simple english, informative and very useful and wish to share it with you.

    1. Every person has cancer cells in the body.These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

    2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.

    3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

    4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

    5.To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

    6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

    7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

    8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction

    9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

    10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

    11 An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.


    a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in colour. Better alternative is Bragg ’s aminos or sea salt.

    b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being starved.

    c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

    d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Fresh Vegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts)and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3
    times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

    e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.

    12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrefied and leads to more toxic buildup.

    13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

    14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Flor-ssence,Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneeded cells

    15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

    16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
    Follow the mentioned tips to lead a healthy and a happy life.

    Menstrual Cycle
    Pls pass it to all your female friends

    Dear All,

    The name of this new birth control pill is LYBREL .
    If you go to Lybrel.com, you will find atleast 26 pages ofinformation regarding this drug.

    Heart Attacks And Drinking Warm Water
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    gurlzgroup<BR> []” src=”″></font><font style=Heart Attacks . The Chinese and Japanese drink hot tea with their meals, not cold water, maybe it is time we adopt their drinking habit while eating.
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    For those who like to drink cold water, this article is applicable to you. It is nice to have a cup of cold drink after a meal. However, the cold water will solidify the oily stuff that you have just consumed. It will slow down the digestion. Once this “sludge” reacts with the acid, it will break down and be absorbed by theintestine faster than the solid food. It will line the intestine. Very soon, this will turn into fats and lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.
    Common Symptoms Of Heart Attack… A serious note about heart attacks - You should know that not every heart attack symptom is going to be the left arm hurting Be aware of intensepain in the jaw line . You may never have the first chest pain during the course of a heart attack. Nausea and intense sweating are also common symptoms. 60% of people who have a heart attack while they are asleep do not wake up. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Le t”s be careful and be aware. The more we know, the better chance we could survive.
    A cardiologist says if everyone who reads this message sends it to people, you can be sure that we”ll save at least one life. Read this & Send to a friend. It could save a life. So, please be a true friend and send this article to all your friends you care about.

    God”s pharmacy

    b2deb5.jpgA sliced Carrot looks like the human eye The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye…and YES science now shows that carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

    b2dec5.jpgA Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart is red and has four chambers. All of the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure heart and blood food.


    Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows that grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

    b2dee4.jpgA Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds are on the nut just like the neo-cortex. We now know that walnuts help develop over 3 dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.


    Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.


    Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don”t have enough sodium in your diet the body pulls it from the bones, making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

    b2df13.jpgEggplant, Avocados and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today”s research shows that when a woman eats 1 avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? …. It takes exactly 9 months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).


    Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow.. Figs increase the motility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm well to overcome male sterility.

    b2df32.jpgSweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.


    Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries


    Oranges , and other Citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.


    Onions look like body cells. Today”s research shows that onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes