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  How rich you are, how much of wealth  you have, but do you have health? If you don’t have health then there is no use of your wealth, luxuries, highly professional degrees and so on… everything will be vain.. If you have health then you have the world’s precious wealth.
 You think that by having a quality lifestyle you will be healthy but, you may don’t know that some of your habits may have bad effects on your health and can make you fall sick. But probably your immunity can protect you from common infections and diseases , but think about your children whi have the same lifestyle .They are growing, their immunity is still developing and not that developed which is enough to  protect  them.
Only a  quality life style is not enough to stay healthy and protective from getting ill because  the environment in which we are living is not pure enough, we have used it as much we could  and still using the environment for our daily necessities and self-benefits, as a result our necessities has affected the environment very badly. The rain is infected , the air is full of germs and harmful substances, the soil has loosed its fertility and mixed with non-biodegradable substances  and much more.   Every day we breathe lots of harmful things  like Smoke, leads, dusts, floating germs and more harmful particles. The air is not pure anymore like before and we can’t imagine that how much our body fights and defend from such things. We cannot stop these external vulnerability  , but we can protect ourselves from them by strengthen the immunity inside us.    It’s all our immune system that fights for us to defend from getting sick.  To make it more clear I have described all the facts in different paragraphs below.

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Parents behaviour:
Children comes into this world without knowing anything they learn to eat , speak, walk, run , play , read, etc. from their parents. Always  be beware about what you speak, eat, drink and do in front of them   because almost everything they learns from you and if it will have bad effect on them it will tamper their growth.

Quit smoking & Drinking:
 Very old proverb “Smoking is injurious to health”. But if you can’t stop smoking then, please don’t smoke in front of your child.  The smoke exhale out of your lungs is more dangerous for the people around you and children learn most of the activities from their parents and they will grow up into addicted smoker. So beware.
Special Note for Newbie Mommy: If you are breast feeding mom then you must stop smoking and drinking for the period you feed your baby, the nutrition in the milk depend on what you eat and drink . Add lots of healthy foods like fruits and green vegetables , get some good health drink , it will be beneficial for both of you and your baby too.

Daily Exercise:
Daily Exercise doesn’t mean to let your child join daily gym. It is to keep your child’s physical activities updated. Minimize the usage of joysticks and PlayStations, let them go out and play with their friends. Get them a kids’ bicycle  , bicycle riding is best exercise can be done by anyone. Do a family exercise regularly let your kids join you and encourage them to follow what you do like rope jumping,  skipping, play merry round, basketball, tennis and so on… This will boost their metabolism, immunity, intake of more oxygen, and make them feel fresh and active.

Polio Vaccine:
 It is one of the most important vaccine must be given to every child from birth to five years of age. It is recommended by W.H.O (World Health Organization)  for immunization against polio virus. Polio is incurable but it can be prevented by immunizing the body. Follow the polio vaccination schedule which are generally advertise in Television Channels, Newspapers , Magazines and sometime  the local health department also comes around  streets to announce the date and time of polio vaccine. 

Balanced Diet:
Proper nutrition is an important fact for adequate growth and immunization . All essential nutrients are required by body in adequate quantity to boost immunity, antioxidants to fight infections, and all necessary vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, E , Zinc etc. Avoid packaged and processed foods they can be cooked quickly but  they contain more sugar, and less in required nutrients. Serve freshly made foods to your child and add more amount of fresh fruits and green vegetables and pulses in their plates. Fruits are rich source of vitamins and antioxidants and  green vegetables and pulses are good source of minerals, &  protein . Always change the meal twice or thrice a week, as children feel bored by chewing same type of foods in their mouth, try something different on every alternate day.
Cleanness and hygienic:
How does it look when we see our surroundings are clean and green, its seems like a healthy environment. To have a healthy life we have to main cleanness both our environment as well as our body. We adults know that how to keep ourselves clean but our kids don’t know, sometime they stay out of our eyesight and we can’t know what they are doing and eating outside . Teach them wash hands properly before going to eat anything,  put a sanitizer or dry hand wash in their school bag , it will be handy and keep them away from germs that can make them fall sick .
Apart from these keep in mind what your kids  eat and wear everyday,  make them wear clean and washed clothes everyday, change their bed sheets regularly with a clean one and must have regular bath with lukewarm water.

Eat to be alive , don’t be alive to eat :
Eat that much which is required by your body to perform your daily activities , don’t eat too much unnecessarily  , it will turn your body in obesity and it is the key to many type of disease like Diabetes, heart diseases, High Blood pressure, and so on. Also you should keep in mind that what and how much you are feeding your child, don’t feed them when they say that “can’t eat more”.
If you have left too much of food in your kitchen, don’t throw them away, give the foods to those children who don’t get proper meal every day, stand outside  for a while you will see a lots of child like this, give them they will be very happy.

Adopt the natural amenities:
It is good to stay in natural environment  as much as possible rather than in a man made surroundings. Make your child a habit to into bed and get out of bed early, make them breath in fresh air of early morning, let the drops of dew touch their feet. I heard that morning has an amazing power of healing so many things inside our body.
If you or your child fall sick , don’t ask your doctor every time to prescribe antibiotics, ask your doctor if he/she have any natural remedies. Natural remedies work together with our immune system to heal out the disease where as the antibiotics are chemically processed  substances work of their own and doesn’t allow our immune system to work. 

Family health check-up:
Go for a health check-up along with your children at least twice a year. Its is very important and helpful to secure your family with a good health. And take a protective vaccination for tetanus etc. once a year.
Daily health tonic and multivitamins :
The land has loosed it’s natural fertility , farmer are using artificial fertilizer and HYB seeds to maximize the output, but the required nutrients in them has decreased, the milk men injects some kind of medicines in the cow and buffalo’s body to maximize the output of milk from their mammary glands but not the required vitamins and minerals. we eat food grains that fulfil our empty belly but we don’t get the required nutrients by our body. Hence you should have some daily health drinks that is full of multivitamins and minerals specially for your child , their body needs to much of energy at this developing stage.
Apart from this your entire family can have Dabur Chyawanprash , it’s a pure ayurvedic   health tonic for your entire family. It is filled goodness of natural herbs, vitamins and minerals which provide immunization and strength from inside.    

Being a great Parents : (Most Important)
It’s a great challenge , Only medicines, balance diet food and nutrients , and immunization is not enough to keep your child healthy and immunized but ,  Before being a parent you must become a good friend to them. Somewhere and sometime in your life you probably have faced some problems and situation that you could not share them with your parents and later you had felt that it would had been much better if you had told about that with your parents, isn’t it? So don’t let your children face the same situations, they are your children, you mean the world to them and you can help and care about them better than anyone else in this world.  Sort out some time from your busy schedule and spend with them, play with them,  go out  , talk  make them laugh and share some moments of your day you had, make them feel comfortable with you so that whenever they will have any problem they will come to you first and they can share with you everything without hesitating . Win their hearts , they will win your heart too and  It will lead them a complete stress free growth.

This post has been written for the contest An Immunue India held at Indiblogger by Dabur
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Everything  surrounded around us is nature  except the man made amenities  even we are made up of nature itself. We have born in it, we use it for our survivals and after our death again our body gets dissolve in it.
Well… lets go back into those days where there we no electricity, no modern medicines, celling fans, air conditions , refrigerator, modern facilities and so on…People used to depend upon everything those were naturally available, there were no tablets and capsules so people used herbs and Ayurvedic  ideas to heal everything in a short period of time.
There were no electric oven and modern crockery , people use to cook on earth pots using coal and wood, foods were nicely cooked without losing much of nutrients. They did not have a comfortable life like now we have but they had a life with proper growth,  adequate life expectancy , great immune system.

But now a days we are in queue to make our life comfortable and quick, but adopting all the artificial things leaving away all the natural products we have around us.  well who doesn’t like to have a comfortable life...? Result is our growth and immune  system have became that much of weak that, for a single minor cut we have to consult  the doctor and without medic it’s not healing out.

What is Ayurvedic? It’s the ancient way of treating the disease using pure natural substances
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such as herbs and plants. It has no side effect and provide immune and metabolism. Ayurvedic has a great power, I remember during my childhood whenever I used to have cough and cold, my mom use to give me few drops of honey mixed with Tulshi leave’s juice and I use to feel much better within few hours.
When my uncle’s left hand got fractured due to an accident he didn’t went to any hospital or doctor. A man had good knowledge about herbs he used the 
Cissus quadrangularis plant(looks like cactus) on my uncle’s hand and the facture was healed within 15days.
When I was diagnosed with jaundice , an Ayurvedic doctor suggested me some herbs and I was feeling well after a week. What I mean to say is, in our daily life it is better to use natural products rather then process stuffs. Products which are naturally  available are free from side-effects

 Chemically processed medicines are good as they are quick but they stop the body’s own power to fight against the diseases. These days just after a birth of a baby,  he/she his survival is depended on processed foods , few of them are lucky who are feeds by mother’s mammary gland. Its said that processed foods and drinks contains every nutrients that are required  for baby’s growth but they are processed not natural, it can be given after couple of months but not right after birth.
Apart from these, as I said chemically processed medicines are quick effective and hence most of us has adopted it but for growing children it can be harmful. They are growing and their body organs are not that developed . To exclude out the unwanted chemicals their body has to face lots of pressure. If a child has fallen sick then, consult to doctor but be sure that those medicines should not be prescribed for a longer durations and after couple of days the intake of such medicines should be decrease

Childhood  is the base of entire life it’s the blooming time when nature gives the maximum strength to grow, build, rejoice and this is the time when she/he have the maximum ability to gain maximum of energy and growth.  Every person’s growth and development is based on his/her childhood development. The more he/she will be nourished in natural environment the more he/she will adequate toward stronger growth and immunization.
Also by implementing the traditional knowledge on children is very effective on their growth. We can also use ayurvedic products on them, it will be boon on children’s growth . Ayurvedic products are completely absorbable by a child’s body  , it enhance the immunity, provide extra support on their growth. Ayurvedic chawanprash is one of the vital ayurvedic source which provide daily essentials nutrients not only for you but for your whole family.
Apart from these, Children should have proper nutrition with balance diet, they should be given freshly homemade food and fresh fruits rather than processed foods. Proper exercise and most important is parents’ love.
We know, all of we want a quality stabilized life for that parents work hard , after a tough day at work place , people comes back to home with tired and weakness and rest of the time they spend on household works and when it’s the time to spend few hours with their children they feel so much of sleepy , indeed anyone  will feel tired and frustrate after spending a long day at work. But children needs parents’ attention, love and care.
And finally here are some notes for healthy growth of children.

Children should have proper sleep atlest 8 to 10 hours a day.

Adequate exercise to gain metabolism and flush out the toxics from body

Avoid processed foods for children.  Serve them freshly homemade balance diet foods.

Most important is parents’ love,  sort out some time from your busy schedule and spend them with your kids.

Decrease the intake of chemically processed medicines.

Give your child ayurvedic tonic/chawanprash with milk daily.

This post has been submitted for TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE , NATURAL GROWTH contest held at Indiblogger.in by Dabur

I  don’t know any perfect lines to describe the  “love” . It brings tones of cherishing  unforgettable moments, sometimes it brings sorrows and again sometime it brings millions of happiness and sweeten our days with its sweetness . Sometime It creates a wall between our desires, hope and dreams and led in the situation where we have to choose any one thing by taking our every desire from inside us and again it waken up those desires and gives a new hope to live… what is love?

Being in a long distance relationship from last few years , I have learnt to deprive on my emotions, have faith, and mostly I have realize  what is ‘missing someone’ . But her warmth  cuteness and faith of love never felt me like having a distant relationship, all we need is to always  have a charming heart and she taught me how to have it…
We are only able to meet once or twice in a year just for a short moments and we spends our entire  hours just by staring at each other eyes, we always has too much to talk too much to share but we couldn’t move our eyes from each other, our every meets remains silence with tears of joy.
By seeing each other for couple of hours give us the strength to wait , to love more and to rejoice.

Like every couple we too have big dreams, a relationship which have no end no beginning and only endowed with  heartful of love .We dreams  to have tones of romance, to lost into our dreamy  world ,  walk into the journey of life along with each other,    grow old together and to have everlasting love until the day we die… And these desire only be fulfilled when we would be together , so the greatest  of my life and Platinum day of Love would be the day when we will be together and remain forever.
Those are lucky who have stable relationship, we often face challenges and situations and when we stuck between our dreams, hopes , desires and challenges , if we can’t decide which is the right thing to choose, then we should leave such events in the situations , because situations always changes and someday we would have found the right thing to do.

Love is everlasting , it never fades  never decrease and  remain  shining and glowing forever, we can not compare its worth with anything else in this world but we can honour it with our love and things which remain its state of glow and shine forever that is PLATINUM. It never fades and remain its shine forever like love. 

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 Always be careful: If you found yourself uncomfortable at any place, people staring at you strangely then, get out of those place quickly and dissolve inside a crowd and then move to a safer place. Crimes doesn’t inform us about its occurrence but it gives sign that it is about to occur, so it’s better to let not the situation come. Apart from these if you ride two-wheelers then always wear full helmet.  Never forget to lock the car door and window whether at home, office or outside and always check the back seat before entering into the car.

Be frank to your parents/guardians:
One of the most important,  if you have planned to go outside , hangouts and anywhere its nice, but never think that you will not let your parents/friends/husband/roommate know about this. This is one of the big mistake we do, we try to hide ourselves from them , you should tell them where you are going, with whom you are going , so that they will be aware about this. Sometime its little tough to tell everything with them but if you convince them , they will sure let you go.

Don’t believe the roadside strangers:
Are you new to a place and don’t know the better route to go ahead? Have you planned to visit a place for the first time? If you don’t know the route its ok, but don’t ask the roadside strangers about the place and strangers, because they may seem innocence from outside but Who knows there is a evil inside them..? so its better to use the modern technologies like G.P.S and  Google maps etc. With the help of such things you can find the best route for your destination, online encyclopaedia like Wikipedia.com would help you to know a bit more about the place you are about to visit.

Use security Apps.

Apps. Developers are also trying their best to ensure the women’s safety . They are available for different platforms such as Blackberry, iOS, Android and Nokia Smartphones etc… and comes with features like alerts  few of the pre added contacts, send texts for help, alert the Cops, panic for help, raises the alarm, sends current location to the included contacts and much more. If you have a smart phone then these apps would be like handy tools for you at any emergency situations.
 Some of the security apps for different platform   by the best of my knowledge are :

  • Smart Suraksha (Android): A perfect handy tool useful at any emergency situation. It can alert five pre included contact numbers  with texts for help. It also send the current GPS location and alert the local cops by just pressing a button. To know more about Smart Surakhsha , read my previous blog post here http://www.meandmoments.com/2013/10/smart-suraksha-for-women.html
  • FightBack (Nokia SmartPhones & Blackberry) : This apps use your GPS, Location Map, Facebook Account. Just like the above mentioned apps you can add five contacts in the emergency list . In case of emergency press the ‘Panic’ button and it will send SMS to those five contact numbers in the emergency list, when they will click on the link sent by the SMS, it will show your current location on the Google Maps, this apps will also update your Facebook status with SOS messages. Get this apps from  http://www.fightbackmobile.com
  • Circle of 6 (iOS): This is one of the award winning personal safety apps for iOS users. Add six contact numbers in the emergency list , when the emergency button is pressed it will send preprogramed SMS to those six numbers with current GPS location.

Never Ignore:
These days Eve-Teaser roams around the city like street dogs, if they are doing nonsense then speak loudly ,draw the attentions of public towards you so that some more people would join you and treat them a lesson. Click their photos with your cell phone and lodge a complain at the nearest police station. Never ignore such people, your ignorance will give them confidence, someday  they will do such nonsense with any other girl and will lead them to serious crimes .

Same at your work place, if your colleagues behaves  with you in an uncomfortable way, sends you vulgar mails and texts even if your boss do so, then complain to the higher authority. Don’t  think of losing your job, you can get an another job , even you can appeal against your termination .And every workplace should have a women help group.

Don’t believe the strangers:
Late night from work? Use the staffs transport vehicle provided by your work place rather than going alone, this will give you company and confident even at late night. Public transport are almost nil during late nights , don’t wait for any stranger’s car /bike to offer you a lift, call your friends, family to take you from there. If you drive alone don’t choose any shortcut route during nights, as shortcut route are usually apart from main city where people don’t go at nights, go through the main routes where you can see at least few people are walking around and it will give you confidence.

Ignore the kindness:

If you are walking in the streets alone and you really need a transport and suddenly some from inside a car offers you lift with soft polite voice , don’t get melt by his sweetness and politeness , it may not be his actually character. Rather you should go on foot. Always be beware of such kind of guy who try to wins your heart within a minute, but his actually intentions are different from what he say and how he present himself in front of you. After all don’t trust the strangers.

Carry safety tools:
 It is not ideal and legal to carry Swiss knife and Stun Guns everywhere but you can carry things like pepper spray everywhere. Whenever you step outside keep a small bottle of pepper spray in your bag. If needed spray it on the attacker’s face, it will make him blind for few minutes and you have the chance to escape from there.

What to do if you are attacked:
Just do whatever you can,  don’t feel mercy for them just attack them too with whatever you have. Through dusts on their eyes, spray the pepper spray,  poke the eye with your nails, pen, hair clips, kick between the legs ,don’t miss a chance to hurt them and then try to escape from there and  inform your friends, parents, cops, panic etc.
 If you are already sexually harassed then don’t seat inside between four walls thinking about your society and community, remember those people in our society who accuses the victims more than the guilt’s they are the dumped creature of this world. Just raise your voice, go to the police, if the cops doesn’t listen to you  then get help form some NGO  they will sure help you to punish the guilty.

Help Other(Most Important):
 If you see any girl is in trouble don’t escape yourselves from that place being selfish, rather you should help her , call the cops, call more of your friends, panic for help!  Do the best you can to save  her , at least your one louder voice would divert the attention of attackers.  If you help other, they will help you too in your needs

In case of any emergency help you can contact the women emergency helpline below:

Women Helpline Numbers in India:
Whole India - 1091 (toll free)

1. Andhra Pradesh:• National Commission for Women - 011-13237166• Women Protection Cell - 040-23320539• Women Police Station - 040-27853508• AP Women’s network - 040-27014394

2. Bihar:• Women Helpline Centre - 18003456247 / 0612-2320047 / 2214318

3. Chandigarh:• Women Helpline Number - 2741900, 1091• Samvad - (0172) 2546389

4. Delhi:• National Commission for Women - 23237166, 23234918• Delhi Commission for Women - 23379181, 23370597• Women Protection Cell - 24673366/4156/ 7699• Central Social Welfare Board - 1091/ 1291(011)23317004

5. Haryana:• Women and Child Helpline - 0124-2335100• Helpline for Women in Distress – 9911599100

6. Gujarat:• Women Helpline -1091• Ahmadabad Women’s ActionGroup - 27470036• Self Employed Women’s Association - 25506477/ 25506444

7. Himachal Pradesh:• Women commission - 9816066421, 09418636326, 09816882491, 9418384215

8. Karnataka:• Women Helpline Number - 22942149, 1091• women commission - 080-22100435/ 22862368, 080-2216485

9. Kerala:• Women Helpline -1091• Kerala Women's Commission- 0471-2322590, 2320509, 2337589, 2339878, 2339882,e-mail :keralawomenscommission@yahoo. co.in

10. Madhya Pradesh:• S.P. Office / We Care For You - 2522111• Mahila Thana - 2434999• Pardeshipura - 2435999• Sanyogitaganj - 2523999• Pandrinath - 2342999• Mari Mata (Banganga) - 2423999• Juni Indore - 2362999• MIG - 2570111• Mallharganj - 2454201• Chandan Nagar - 23789147• Sanwar - 7321-220999• Mhow - 7324-228100• Depalpur - 7322-221100• Women Commission - 2661802, 2661804, 2661805,2739804, 2661808

11. Maharashtra:• MAJLIS - 26661252 / 26662394• Women Right Initiative - 43411603 / 43411604• Human Rights Law Network - 23439754 / 23436692• Police Helpline for Women -103• Helpline for Women - 26111103, 1298• Shree Aadhar Kendra - 24394104 / 24394103

12. Punjab:• Women commission - 0172-783607• Women Helpline - 1091, 9781101091• Samvad - (0172) 2546389, 2700109, 276000114. Rajasthan:• Women Helpline - 0291-0141-27445 96

15. Tamil Nadu:• Women Commission - 044 –28592750• Snehdi - (044) 2446293• The Banyan - (044) 26530504 / 26530105• Helpline - 1091• Women Police Station, Adayar - 044-24415732, 044-23452586• Women Police Station, Guindy - 044-24700011

14. Tripura:• Women Helpline Numbers - 0381-2323355, 03812322912

15. Uttar Pradesh:• Sahyog - (0522) 2387010• Vanangana - (05198) 236985• Aali - (0522) 2782066/60• Women Commission - 0522-2288353, 9415293666• West Bengal women commission - 91-33-23595609, 91-33-23210154, 91-33-2217 4019/2244 8092• Swayam - (033) 24863367, 24863368

16. West Bengal:• Women Helpline Number - 913323595609, 913323210154

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