Offline Clinic http://offlineclinic.com fitness, health, beauty tips, exercise, gym, medical and surgery Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:38:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Reasons why Dettol is bad for healthhttp://offlineclinic.com/reasons-why-dettol-is-bad-for-health/1072/ http://offlineclinic.com/reasons-why-dettol-is-bad-for-health/1072/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:16:09 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=1072 Dettol is a brand since 1950’s. Their product line includes a number of items they call hygiene products.

It’s a common myth that killing all the bacteria around you is good for your health. I don’t understand why humans are so fond of killing everything around them, including other humans too.

No, killing bacteria all around you isn’t safe and isn’t recommended at all. Why? Because every bacteria has a function and when you kill or destroy them, who’s gonna do that function for you? Your grandma? I don’t think so!

My friend who is addicted to Dettol

I won’t take the name though, but let me quote her words:

I wish I could drink Dettol too

Yes please continue! Who’s stopping you huh? So it adds to our list that humans want to kill everything, themselves too!

She is addicted to the phenomenon of being “Clean” with Dettol and not to mention, it’s smell and fumes are addicting to her too!

The bacteria on our skin are not bad for us? Really?

Well yes, really, except if you’ve just got your hand out of the sewerage line. Under normal conditions, our body is covered with bacteria. These bacteria are in harmony with our body and our body has effective resistance to them. They live there, they breed there, they die there and the cycle continues, and we remain protected from them in the safe way.

Why killing bacteria on your skin is bad for health

harmful effects of dettolSo after reading the paragraph above, someone might ask, they’re living on our skin for free, why not to kill them? Huh?

Sounds similar? The same logic why one country kills others? And it’s own minorities too? Well let me explain how killing those “Free” livers can be harmful for your health, and why letting them live there is safer.

Lets image your skin is a table, on which a lot of bacteria are placed. Now these are the “normal” bacteria that are living there for ages and haven’t killed you yet.

Now imagine that the “harmful” and killing bacteria are flying in the air and roaming around. As they are scattered in the air they sometimes come to the table, try to adjust, but despite being “powerful” they don’t get the place to sit on the table. It’s not that they’re weak or the bacteria already on the table are strong, it’s simply that the harmful ones aren’t finding any place to settle there!

Now imagine, you being a human and having human mentality of killing everyone, just everyone, kill those free livers on the table. What happens now, the “harmful” bacteria flying around in the air get a place to sit, on the empty table! Now they will be there yelling! “yay! We discovered this land” (not like Columbus discovered America, where already people lived :/ weird!) Now they will live there, they will breed there, and as they’re harmful, they will do their harm there! They will do the damage and disease process that they’re capable of.

Why can they cause the disease when the previous ones couldn’t? Well how innocent question it is J your body had developed resistance for the earlier ones for ages and was in harmony with them, but these are unknown to your defense mechanism. Plus they’re already powerful ones, so more dangerous than the ones that were living on your skin before.

Conclusion – don’t use dettol uselessly:

Well conclusion is, stop infecting yourself with dangerous bacteria and germs for which your body isn’t prepared at all! Stop following the media and ads that tell you to kill every single bacteria in and outside of your body. So that they can sell their other brand, yes medicines and supplements to counter the harmful affects caused by their own soaps and products!

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How head & shoulders CAUSES dandruffhttp://offlineclinic.com/how-head-shoulders-causes-dandruff/1067/ http://offlineclinic.com/how-head-shoulders-causes-dandruff/1067/#comments Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:38:41 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=1067 So you’ve been using head and shoulders shampoo since childhood, it works amazing fine on your head, but only until you keep using it! :O oh!

Couple of years back I was wondering, I have dandruff, my brother have dandruff, everyone of our generation have dandruff, but the ones elder to us had less of it, the grand elders had even less! So there’s something wrong going on!

why not to use head and shouldersMy guess at that time was that we might be using some product that’s leading to all this. This could be the branded milks, breads, white eggs, bla bla! Don’t know.

But recently I’ve come to a sort of conclusion that the anti dandruff shampoos might be the cause themselves for causing dandruff! Please note that I’m open to discussion and opinions on this idea but with some proper logic or explanation only.

What exactly anti dandruff shampoo do?

Certain organisms or “germs” on your skin of the head cause dandruff. What anti dandruff shampoo does is that they kill those germs and thus the dandruff production stops on your head.

Now there are two situations. One is the patient who has dandruff and needs to get rid of it. For them we can consider for now that well, anti dandruff shampoos are fine to go for! But then there is another category of people who don’t have dandruff but end up using those products because either someone else in their home uses it and it’s found in their washrooms shelf, or else just because of the ads and media they end up using them.

So what happens is, that the “normal” bacteria and germs which their body has become used to and resistant with get killed. So what? So this that the place is empty for opportunistic organisms to take over there and cause trouble. Specially fungi (often leading to sebhorrhic dermatitis).

Solution – don’t use head and shoulders uselessly?

We take bath and wash ourselves to clean ourselves from dirt and debris. Do that only. Stop the habit of killing everything around. Use the products which are not medicinal like head and shoulders!

 

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Fat below Umbilicushttp://offlineclinic.com/fat-below-umbilicus/1022/ http://offlineclinic.com/fat-below-umbilicus/1022/#comments Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:35:59 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=1022 This post focuses on how to get rid of fat below umbilicus. A friend of mine requested that she had got excessive fat below belly button after the cesarian section for her last child birth. Although her overall weight is normal and bmi is in control, but her body is out of shape.

fat below umbilicusFirst of all its important to note that being over weight and being out of shape are although related, but still two entirely different things. So you don’t just have to lose weight but you have to get in a toned up and perfect body shape too after losing weight.

Check your bmi to check if you fall in normal body mass index. (19-25 is normal, try to be near 22.5). If your bmi is more than 25 then you need to focus on weight loss too, however if you’re not over weight then focus will have to be on exercise mainly. This doesn’t mean diet will be out of the scene, rather diet will be just modified to make it healthy but now crafted for weight loss during the toning up process.

Exercises to lose below umbilicus fat

It’s important to understand that fat loss isn’t local. I.e you can’t get rid of fat under the umbilicus directly and specifically just by doing some exercise involving muscles of that area. Although toning up might make it “look like” as if local fat has gone but that’t not the case.

So first let me enlist regular exercises for overall body fitness and toning up which help alot to tone up the belly (above and below umbilicus both):

  1. Jogging (at least 30 minutes)
  2. Pushups – yes pushups not only train your arms, shoulders and chest, but have a great, very great affect on your belly muscles.
  3. Pull ups / chin ups – they have a very strong affect in toning up your belly anteriorly, sides and back too, giving it the required shape and tone.
  4. Abdominals / sit ups (now this includes a set of many different types of exercises for lower and internal abdominal muscles specially)

Notice that I have mentioned abdominals / sit ups in the end of the list. This is for the reason that abdominals have minimum affect on toning up the muscles, at least initially. They are helpful specially once you have six packs visible and want to fine tune them.

One good abdominal exercise is straight leg rising and flapping like in swimming. Or you can go for swimming that will not just helpful in toning up the belly but you won’t be bored too!

Jogging reduces your belly, lower belly, hips and thighs, all. It’s one exercise thats great to just keep all your body fat in control. It beings the overall weight loss and toning up mechanism in your body and leads to many chemical changes in the body.

Pushup and pullups being related to abdomen and belly fat seem strange to some people but it’s not. They’re related quite simply due to how muscles are attached to each other and how body works.

It’s necessary to keep your body shape in proportion. So if one part hangs out, like lower belly fat, under the belly button, it seems quite odd. Hopefully these tips and exercises will help you get back in shape and getting rid of your fat below umbilicus.

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Anti-angiogenesis and weight losshttp://offlineclinic.com/anti-angiogenesis-and-weight-loss/1007/ http://offlineclinic.com/anti-angiogenesis-and-weight-loss/1007/#comments Thu, 14 Aug 2014 02:03:37 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=1007 There have been alot of studies going on in past decades related to the association of angiogenesis with cancers. During the research, one thing more has emerged that angiogenesis / anti-angiogenesis is not just related to cancer cells, but the anti-angiogenesis factors are also responsible for weight loss.

There are two types of anti angiogenesis factors, exogenous and endogenous.

Endogenous anti-angiogenesis factors

Endogenous factors performing anti-angiogenesis duty are the ones formed by the tissues inside the body.They’re normally formed along with the angiogenesis factors by normal cells of the body too to maintain normal body growth and to maintain homeostasis.

Exogenous anti-angiogenesis factors

Exogenous anti-angiogenesis factors are those which are acquired by the body from outside. These consist of two types of substances, drugs / medicines and food components with anti-angiogenic properties.

We will not discuss the medicines with anti-angiogenic effects here due to several reasons including their harmful effects (most if not all) and the potential of misuse.

Foods with anti-angiogenesis capability

Food components commonly found around us have very potent anti-angiogenesis properties. They’re mostly the ones which are considered otherwise healthy by most cultures but overlooked by the so called “educated” youth. Some of them are so potent that they can even cause severe weightloss.

These food components were originally studied to cure cancers with food. However their potent weight loss (as a side effect as a matter of fact) has made them important for weight loss purposes too.

It’s important to take them in normal quantities and have good exercise with diet and routine to keep the body in good health and shape.

Common foods and herbs with anti-angiogenesis capabilities and ability to induce weight loss are:anti-angiogenesis weight loss

  • Green tea
  • Strawberries
  • Blackberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Red grapes
  • Bok Choy
  • Kale
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Pineapple
  • Apples
  • Cherries
  • Artichokes
  • Nutmeg
  • Turmeric
  • Soy beans
  • Ginseng
  • Mitake mushroom
  • Lavender
  • Pumpkin
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Sea cucumber
  • Tuna
  • Olive oil
  • tomato
  • Grape seed oil
  • Dark chocolate

The list is exhaustive and continues! the items found in the list can be seen, they’re commonly found around us and some of them are in our kitchen on daily basis too, but missed and left considering them too sour or tasteless sometimes (most of them, some are tasty too!)

The list above is with reference to Dr Williams list of naturally occurring anti-angiogenic substances which he presented in TEDTalk.

While using these weight loss magic foods, the craving and appetite don’t increase and infact gets controlled. They’re all natural and thus obviously safe to use on daily basis. You can simply make them integral part of your favorite recipes!

Combing the healthy eating along with these wonderful anti-angiogenesis foods combined with proper and regular exercise will give fast and long lasting results of weight loss. The long list of food items will help fat people to rotate the items to eat, thus preventing the frustration and boredom of not being able to have variety in meals.

What’s are your favorite natural anti-angiogenesis food substances which you use for weight loss ? also share your favorite recipes with these ingredients!

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Diet for Ramadan to lose weighthttp://offlineclinic.com/diet-for-ramadan-to-lose-weight/976/ http://offlineclinic.com/diet-for-ramadan-to-lose-weight/976/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:49:16 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=976 Ramadan is here again in 2014 ! First of all Ramadan Kareem to everyone specially all the Muslims around the world. May this month bring blessings and forgiveness to you and your family. ramadan dietRamadan is a month in which one can either gain weight or lose weight, depending upon how you utilize it and what you eat, other than your prayers :) In this post, I’ll be sharing my expected general routine for the month of Ramadan. Please note, it’s general routine, not a strict one, you can alter it depending upon your own situations. My aim for diet is to lose around 5-10 kg this month. Also note, mild exercise as discussed in the end is also important but you can alter it a bit from what I’m doing. Diet Sehri for Ramadan: The diet which I’m taking this Ramadan in Sehri is as follows:

  • Namkeen Lassi (salted) 2-3 glass. (although I’m not having sugar free yoghurt, having natural yoghurt, but you can have sugar free one to have more weight loss effect). Lassi helps you fight thirst during the day when you are Fasting :)
  • 2 boiled egg whites (no egg yolk) You can have any other protein if you like.
  • Half to full chapati / bread. You can also have bran bread for added weight loss.
  • Lots and lots of water.

Diet Aftari for Ramadan:

  • Khajoor / Dates (2-3)
  • Salted Lemon water (2-3 glass)
  • Fruit (melon or so, not mangoes ofcourse!)

After Aftari take a break, goto mosque for prayers, come back and have normal dinner which you will have otherwise or diet one. Exercise during Ramadan: Do some what exercise before Aftari. But not very strenuous, just casual exercise. Have some exercise after Aftari but before the dinner meal.

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Words, Tone and Body Language / Gestureshttp://offlineclinic.com/words-tone-and-body-language-gestures/955/ http://offlineclinic.com/words-tone-and-body-language-gestures/955/#comments Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:28:00 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=955 Whenever we communicate with someone we convey the message not just by words but also by the tone and body language.

The division of the message conveyed by these three forms of communication is so dramatic that it makes one wonder that how many times I have taken wrong message out of other persons communication while relying on words only or by missing out any one of the means of communication.

Body language / Gestures :

Whenever we communicate, the body language comprises of 65% of the message.

Tone :

The tone conveys 30% of the message.

Words :

They are merely 5% of the communication.

Now these stats are not to be taken as 100% rule in all conversations, but with minor difference in various situations we can have an idea how much we’re getting the point and how much we’re missing it if we realize which part of communication we’re missing.

words tone body languageLets have an example to see how much body language and tone affect the meaning of any conversation and words spoken in it. Imagine you have just passed your very important exam and one of your close friend comes to your home to celebrate it with you. Your brother opens the door and he tells him that you’re in your room and your friend simply enters your room, shuts the door and yells: “bastard! asshole! you passed the exam! ”

Now the person , your brother, standing outside of the room , if relies on the words only will think that the person who entered the room was your enemy or someone jealous of you, and might annoy your brother. However the tone with which he said these words, you can imagine them in your head, would dictate that he is saying them with joy and in fun! See how much difference the tone made and turned the meaning of the words, now once your brother just by chance checked inside the room that what happened to this guy and why is he abusing you, he sees his arms open and moving towards you to hug you, while continuing abusing you, he will definitely get the complete message and idea that he is some very close friend and is saying all this in fun and joy.

So gentlemen, body language, tone and then the words. Don’t turn the sequence otherwise. It’s always important to discuss important things and sensitive issues face to face so that gestures and tone are there too along with the words being spoken for both the people, if not, then atleast tone should be there to have added 30% of the message being conveyed, however 65% would still be missing !

Let me know what are your views and experiences regarding all this ?

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British Scientists clone Dinosaur – Fake hoaxhttp://offlineclinic.com/british-scientists-clone-dinosaur-fake-hoax/894/ http://offlineclinic.com/british-scientists-clone-dinosaur-fake-hoax/894/#comments Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:47:47 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=894 Recently there have been a picture rotating around the internet with the text that some scientists at liverpool’s John Moore University have successfully cloned a dinosaur!

Seriously? Well, technically a dinosaur can’t be cloned as per what the last published studies that I came through has stated due to some “technical” issues with the part of acquiring it’s complete DNA along with some other issues.

The image displayed with the news seems like fetus of some animal and the baby dinosaur is named “Spot”. Quite interesting isn’t it?

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The SPOT is being intubated currently at the university’s college of veterinary medicine as per that fake news.

The hoax claims that the fetus was intubated in the fertile ostrich womb as they claim ostriches share a lot of genetic traits with dinosaurs (said Dr. Gerrard Jones,a biology professor at LJMU and projects leading scientist – they say)

Anyone with a reference or link to the above mentioned university? can you please contact them and get the info directly from them why they have spread this hoax ?

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Best minimum exercise for everyday to stay fithttp://offlineclinic.com/best-minimum-exercise-for-everyday-to-stay-fit/882/ http://offlineclinic.com/best-minimum-exercise-for-everyday-to-stay-fit/882/#comments Tue, 25 Mar 2014 05:39:33 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=882 Yesterday a friend of mine asked me which exercises should definitely be done on regular basis to stay fit and in good toned up shape.

Well, there are many exercise and workout regimes that claim to be the best in that aspect, I’ll tell you what’s the minimum required exercise for everyday.

1. Running/jogging

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No matter how much weight you lift, no matter how fast u swim, and no matter how hard you punch, running or jogging is the basic exercise which should never be missed. I have heard various occasional sportsmen say they don’t need jogging because they do this or that bla bla! Hey, listen, no matter what you do, running is a must.

You should be able to run 1 mile (1.6km) in less than 6 minutes if you’re an athlete or atleast within 7 minutes if you like calling yourself fit.

2. Push-ups

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Since long, broad shoulders and wide chest are considered the sign of fitness and masculinity. Pushups help you tone up and even develop your shoulders, chest abdominals and back muscles. Yes you need pushups to have those six packs too!

Minimum requirement is to be able to do atleast 25 perfect pushups at a time.

3. Chin-ups/pull-ups

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Goto any martial arts club, karate, Kungfu etc, you will see the kids there jumping around and doing hell difficult exercises all around but none, almost none of the clubs or institutes focus on chin-ups, infact they don’t even have a chinup bar at the dojo! Oh come on! How are you even claiming to be fit without chin-ups?

Chin-ups train your shoulders, neck, back and chest a lot! And again, it helps in getting your six packs too.

A healthy person should be able to do 5 chin-ups at a time, minimum! With either over or an under grip.

You should do this exercise atleast 5 times a day and take saturday/sunday full off if you want to.

An athlete can do other exercises along with it which he wants to but if he isn’t doing these then he is doing bad to himself! So start jogging, pushups and pull-ups during your workouts regularly!

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Police and bhugti tension in shifa international hospital, islamabadhttp://offlineclinic.com/police-and-bhugti-tension-in-shifa-international-hospital-islamabad/778/ http://offlineclinic.com/police-and-bhugti-tension-in-shifa-international-hospital-islamabad/778/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:02:11 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=778 For last couple of weeks, a person was admit in medical icu of shifa international hospital was from balochistan and the grand son of bhugti was sponsoring his treatment there.

Today, that guy died in shifa international hospital, islamabad. Since then a huge infantry of police and a lot of balochis and bhugti people are present in shifa international and the situation is quite tensed.

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The police and anti terrorist squad is not only deployed outside shifa, but they have also taken positions at all entrance and exits of the hospital. They’re moving around inside the hospital too to keep an eye on stuff.

Media is also present at the location and waiting for don’t know what… a clash maybe ? or some official statement ?

The bhugti clan wants to take the dead body to the parliment and police is there to stop them.

Lets hope nothing bad happens…

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Thrombolytic vs Fibrinolytic vs Anticoagulant agentshttp://offlineclinic.com/thrombolytic-vs-fibrinolytic-vs-anticoagulant-agents/773/ http://offlineclinic.com/thrombolytic-vs-fibrinolytic-vs-anticoagulant-agents/773/#comments Sun, 09 Jun 2013 10:10:04 +0000 http://offlineclinic.com/?p=773 There is sometimes confusion among medical students that what’s the difference between the thrombolytic agents, fibrinolytic agents and the anticoagulants and which drugs or agents perform each of these actions.

thrombolytic-fibrinolytic-anticoagulantThrombolytic agents break down the thrombus / clot itself.

Example includes Heparin (natural thrombolytic)

Fibrinolytic agents are the one which breakdown the fibrin inside the clot but not the thrombus itself.

Example includes Plasminogen (natural fibrinolytic)

Anticoagulants work is before the clot is formed, i.e, they prevent the clot from getting formed in first place. Once the thrombus is formed they can’t break it down, instead, thrombolytic agents are used instead for the breakdown of the clot.

Hope it clarifies the concept of each of these. If you have any query related to thrombolytics, fibrinolytics or anticoagulants please let me know.

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