Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Swasth Bharat…..Safal Bharat.

Healthy Generation ensures a Healthier Nation.
If children are conceived and brought up in a healthy environment and receive proper guidelines for diet and lifestyle at an early age, the society will be more healthy and immune.

To make India immune we need to focus on its 2 pillars
1. Rural India
2. Urban India

Rural India
Around 70% of total population of India still reside in the rural regions.
To make India healthier, stronger and more immune it’s very important to ensure a healthy rural generation. Despite several growth oriented policies adopted by the government , the widening  economic, regional and gender disparities are posing challenges for the health sector. About 75% of the health infrastructure, medical man power and other health resources are been concentrated in urban India where only 30% of the population lives.

Let’s discuss about the problems and obstacles which hinders the growth and development in rural areas.

Problems Faced -:

1. Limited Scope of Government Policies
     The scope of the health policies incorporated by the government is restricted.
    They are implemented at the macro levels (National, state and district) but not at the
     micro (Regional and Remote areas) levels. Also only 10% of the total health budget is allocated to 
     the rural sector.
2. Dreadful diseases
Contagious, infectious and water borne diseases dominate the morbidity pattern in the rural    
3. Poor Living Conditions
    Many children are still living in abysmal living conditions.
4. Unsafe Water
    Contaminated and unsafe water for drinking purposes.

5. Malnutrition
    Malnutrition is one of the most dominate health related problem in rural India.
    Millions of children do not get their 2 days meal. More than 85% of the rural children are  


6.  Improper Sanitary Facilities
     Degraded and Unsanitary environments which are the major cause of infectious diseases.
7.  Early Marriage & Illiteracy
     Around 75% of the women had their pregnancy below 18 years which is a major reason for 
     disabled and underdeveloped babies.
8.  Unavailability of Medical Resources
     Inadequate experienced medical man power allocated to the rural areas.

Solutions -:

1. Government Policies and programs available to all
     Proper implementation of all the health policies especially the vaccination programmes. Upmost 
     care to be taken that it reaches it to the grass root levels.
2.  2 times meal a day
     Government should make sure that no child dies of malnutrition or under nutrition.
     It should make sure that every family gets at least 2 times meal.
3.  Safe Drinking water
     Plans to provide safe and clean water to reduce the widespread waterborne and other infectious 
4.  Hygienic living and sanitation facility
      Improved sanitation including waste treatment to prevent the spread of contagious diseases.
5.  Availability of Medical resources
      Greater availability of health workers which include nurses and doctors.
6. Primary education to all
     The girl child should be educated so that when it is the time to start a family she can take good
      care of her child and play a big role in reaching the target of an immune India.
7.  Use of Ayurvedic products
     Providing Ayurvedic products like Chyawanprash to the children to enhance their immune
      system. Dabur Chyawanprash the most trusted of all brands.


Urban India

In urban India though we have all important health facilities available then too health problems and poor immune system of children is one of the major problems.
Let’s discuss about the problems and obstacles which hinders the growth and development in urban areas.

Problems Faced -:

1. Poverty
    Poverty is one of the major obstacle which impedes the goal of an Immune urban India. Inflation is
     high in cities and poor people are not able to feed and take proper care of their children because
     of it. Many children suffer from malnutrition.
2.  Unhygienic Slum Areas
     In slum areas still the living conditions are poor and children are at constant threat of being
     inflicted by various infectious diseases. 


3.  Widespread Corruption
     There are many policies started by the government for improving the health system in urban India
    but major chunk of the funds is not put into implementation because of the widespread
4.  Breastfeeding unpopularity
    Breastfeeding which is very important for a baby’s growth has been sidelined by many working
    women because of lack of time or other reasons.
5.  Junk Food Addiction
     People have become addicted to junk food and their children also follow their path.
    Popularity of junk food as has increased manifold due to which
    children are not able to get a nutritious diet and hence are vulnerable to different
    diseases. Weak eye sight and hairfall at an early age are other side effects of having excess of junk


6.  Inadequate Sleep
     Lack of sleep is another reason for weak immune system. Today children are addicted to video
     game and movies and are busy with them even late night losing on their precious sleeping time.
7.  Obesity
     Obesity is a major problem with urban children. Sitting and eating has made them fat and prone
     to many diseases at an early age.

Solutions -:

1. Proper implementation of government policies
     The first and main step should be taken by government to scrutinize the process of funds
      allocation and make sure that the right amount is put into implementation.
2.  Improved Slum conditions
    Slum areas should have proper sanitation, waste disposal and living conditions.
3.  Free Medication
    Free medication for poor children who are below the poverty line.
4. Breastfeeding Awareness
    Breastfeeding should be encouraged as it is very important for the proper growth and
    development of a baby.


5. Balanced Diet
    Eating healthy food full of vitamins and other nutrients is the first and most important step in
    building a strong immune system. The importance of balanced diet taken at right time should be
    taught to the children.
6.  Adequate Sleep
     Early to wake, Early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise, a well said proverb which is so
     true. Every child should be encouraged to follow it.
7.  Physical Exercise
     Our body needs some sort of physical exercise to keep it fit. Regular exercising is one of the best
     things you can do to improve your immune system. 


8. Use of Ayurvedic products
    Providing Chyawanprash to the children to enhance their immune system.
    Dabur Chyawanprash the most trusted of all brands.

Common Problems Faced -:

1. Uncontrolled Population
     Increasing population is one of the biggest problem faced by India,
     because of which government is not able to implement its policies to the
     fullest. Scarcity of resources makes it really difficult for many Indians to
      lead a healthy and happy life.
2. Unemployment
     Unemployment is another major problem which is faced by developing
     nation like India. People are not able to feed their family a 2 times meal
     also because of which their children suffer from malnutrition and other
      health issues.
IMMUNE INDIA is not a dream made in air. It can become a reality is all of us
take a pledge to play our part with complete sincerity and diligence.

Swasth Bharat…..Safal Bharat.

This post is part of An Immune India  contest on Indiblogger

Saturday, November 16, 2013

"Traditional Knowledge, Natural Growth"...A Keen Insight

The most wonderful feeling in this world is to become a parent.
When the baby is born it feels like you have won a jackpot.  Various emotions pour in at the same time. Those small eyes staring at you, puppy like cute face, innocent giggle makes you feel out this world. But at the same time you have the most important responsibility on your shoulder which is to take utmost care of the newborn till he/she transits into a grown up kid.
If children are conceived and brought up in a healthy environment and receive proper guidelines for diet and lifestyle at an early age, the society will be more healthy and peaceful.


General Childhood Problems
A healthy child who is mentally and physically developed is the need of the society.
There are many products in the market which guarantees all around development of a baby and protection from various disorders and diseases.
Cough, Asthma, Tonsillitis, Skin diseases, Fever, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Lack of Appetite, malnutrition, Weak muscles and bones, dwarfness and emotional disorders are the common ones.
But most of them fail to live to the expectations.
A child has weak immunity and its body is very delicate and vulnerable so choosing the right product for their baby is the most important responsibility of parents.

Nutrients required by baby for optimal growth
Vitamin C -: It helps in forming collagen, a protein that gives structure to bones, muscle and blood vessels. In addition it also helps in healing wounds and fighting against infection
      Calcium -: It plays an important role in bone and tooth development and blood clotting.
      Iron -: It helps in formation of healthy blood cells and also is part of Hemoglobin.
 Proteins-: It develops, maintains and repairs new tissues throughout the body, including muscles.

Essential Products for internal use required in the early growth and development of babies
Childcare in Ayurveda begins a long time before the child is actually born.
Kaumarbhratya' , one of the eight branches of Ayurveda, is dedicated to this subject. The aim of Ayurveda is not only to heal, but also to maintain health. Kaumarabhratya plays an important role in achieving this aim.


Some tonics that are good for child’s health include
1. Gold Svarna bhasma with paste of brahmi  and sankhapuspi , given with ghee and honey. This is good for general immunity and intelligence and given mainly to newly born children.
2. The powder of Vaca , jatamansi , apamarg , satavari , sariva , brahmi , pippali , haridra , kustha and saindhava with honey. This is good for general infections of chest, cold, cough, and asthma.
3. Ghee with paste of Ashwagandha and milk. It’s very nutritious and strengthening.
4. Herbs in the form of fresh juice or powder mixed with honey or milk is very healthy.
5. Gripe water which guards the baby against common stomach problems like indigestion and acidity.

Apart from above tonics there are various ayurvedic ingredients that should be included in a baby product like
Anjeer -: It’s good for infant’s liver. Act as cooling and soothing agent for the stomach.
Draksha/Kishmish -: Contains essential minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron in assailable form.
Vach -: Prevents loss of appetite. Useful in dyspepsia & choleric diarrhea.
Ajwain -: Prevents indigestion, colic dyspepsia & diarrhea.
Amaltas -: Acts as a laxative especially for habitual constipation

Essential Products for external use required in the early growth and development of babies.
Baby Oil
Good quality baby oil is very essential to keep the baby skin soft and infection free.
The diaper area needs help because of rashes and acids in the urine and stool. Baby oil forms a protective coating on the skin, healing rashes and blocking the harsh body fluids from creating harm to the skin. It blocks common skin pathogens from starting infection.
Proper oil massage increases the immunity and vitality of a child.
Different  types of oils available are
A.      Sesame Seed Oil
B.      Organic Almond Oil
C.      Olive Oil
Skin protection & Healing Cream
Skin is the most sensitive part of a baby’s body. Infections and rashes are very common at this tender age so a good skin cream is very important. It protects the skin from ill effects of pollution, UV radiation, heat, wind and dryness.

How to choose the right product for your baby
1. Choose a product that is certified.
2. Read labels of all lotions, oils and creams. Avoid the products which have unfamiliar
         chemicals mentioned on it.
 3. Avoid genetically modified foods and chemical additives.

Leader of the Market
Though there are many renowned players in the Indian BabyCare products market like
1. Johnson & Johnson
2. Pigeon
3. Himalaya 
4. Chicco
But the one which is the leader and most trusted brand is none other than Dabur.
Dabur Lal Tail ,

Dabur Janma Ghunti  


and Dabur Gripe water 


are the top products in their respective categories.

This post is part of contest Dabur Lal Tail on Indiblogger

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Me shayari bhul gyaaa...:)

Tere aankho ke nashe me..
Kuch is tarah se jhum gyaa..
Me shaayar to thha magar…
Tujhe dekh kar shayaari bhul gyaa…

Naa jaane teri saadgi..
Kyu dil ko bhaa gyii..
Mere mann ki andheri galiyo me…
Roshni si chha gyii..

Teri aankho ki gehraaio me…
Me dub gya…me ghul gyaa…
Me shaayr to thha magar..
Tujhe dekh kar shayari bhul gya..

Meri muskuraahat ko tune..
Ek pal me wapas laa dia..
Meri zindagi ke registaan me…
Khusi ka phool khila dia..

Gulaabo ki kaliyo ko…
Samajh kar tere hoth…chum gya..
Me shayar to thha magar…
Tujhe dekh kar shayari bhul gya…:)