What to eat & avoid in PCOS

What to eat & avoid in PCOS
A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Exercise and eating right is always top-most on that list. As every disease condition has a few do’s and don’ts, choosing the right diet plan depending on your health issues is most important. If PCOS is your new-companion these small but important changes in your eating habits can help in alleviating your symptoms, increasing your energy levels and in maintaining your weight.

Ditch Processed and Refined Food: In PCOS, the crux of eating healthy is to consume food which is low in calories and is preservative free. Consuming food in its most natural state prevents our hormones from going berserk. In order to keep them in check cutting down on processed and refined food helps immensely.

Opt for whole gluten-free grains like oats, brown rice, millet and quinoa instead of white flour, pasta and bread.

Skip the Sugar: Women with PCOS have high insulin levels and eating too much sugar will add to their existing problem. Not only that, it also makes losing weight more difficult. Eating fewer sugars and simple carbohydrates can help you lose weight and reduce your risk for diabetes. Avoid sweetened juices, cakes, cookies, sodas and those delectable desserts in your refrigerator.

Opt for food that has natural sugars like fruits, jaggery, honey and dates instead of artificial sugar.

Limit the Liquor: Alcohol consumption increases the risk of developing PCOS by 50% and adds to the hormonal imbalance by upping the oestrogen levels. Apart from that alcohol gets converted to sugar immediately in our body, thereby raising the already high blood sugar levels even further. So alcohol is definitely a no-no as far as PCOS is concerned.

If you feel like letting your hair down and a drink is a must, limit yourself to just one glass of wine once in a while.

Stay Away From Salt: One teaspoon of salt contains more than a day’s requirement of Sodium and high sodium leads to excessive water retention in our body. Women suffering from PCOS have a lot of water retention anyway, so excessive salt adds to their problem. S

Stay clear of salty snacks through the day. Opt for nuts, fruits instead. Not only does it give you the important nutrients but also helps you keep your sodium levels under control.

Up Your Intake of Veggies and Fruits: Vegetables and fruits are packed with a lot more nutrients per calorie than any other food. Most fruits and veggies are rich in iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium. They also have ample of vitamin K, C, E and many of the B-complex group. All these are known to help in reducing PCOS symptoms.

Though medical intervention is an absolute necessity in PCOS, these small but important changes in your daily dietary intake can help you increase your energy and help maintain your weight.

To know more about PCOS and its symptoms, causes, complications and Homeopathic Treatment visit https://www.welcomecure.com/diseases/Polycystic-ovary-syndrome-PCOS/overview

Disclaimer: This article is written by our Sponsor and we do not take any responsibility for the accuracy of their views. This should not be considered as a substitute for Physician’s advice. Please consult your treating Physician for more details.


Your thyroid will thank you if you do this

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Your thyroid will thank you if you do this
Last year I hit 40, the big four-zero, and a lot of things started to change for me. I felt my body metabolism slowing down – leading to constipation, weight gain, fatigue; my skin and hair began to lose the lustre and shine it had during my 30s and emotionally I noticed myself becoming a bit sluggish, disinterested and less enthusiastic. Just as a routine check up, I got my blood tests done, and was devastated to find out that all my symptoms, which I was attributing to my age, were in fact symptoms of hypothyroidism.

Without wasting any time, I started the medicines as prescribed by my Homeopath. My symptoms started improving, but my doctor also told me that to truly enhance my thyroid’s functioning, I had to change certain aspects of my life pronto. It was then that I realized that the extra effort needs to come from ME if I wanted to go back to my old (or younger) self.

Modifying My Diet

* Constipation was uppermost on my mind because it was my most distressing complaint. And the biggest fighter of constipation is FIBRE. I ditched the chips, biscuits and junk foods and started snacking on salads, beans and fruits instead.

* As far as vegetables were concerned, I had to avoid cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and kale as they can block the thyroid’s ability to absorb iodine, which is essential for normal thyroid function.

* I also switched from sea salt to iodised salt. Iodine is the precursor for the production of thyroid hormone and hence an essential nutrient for thyroid functions.

* Another important nutrient I included was selenium because it helps the thyroid function properly. Snacking on a handful of nuts (Brazil nuts, Macadamia nuts, almonds, cashew nuts, hazel nuts, etc), and adding them to my salads or stir-fries also helped to break the monotony.

Remodelling My Life

* We all know how good exercise is for us, and whenever we go to a doctor, they almost always ask us to exercise as a solution to most of our health issues. But doing the right exercise is extremely important.

* After consulting my doctor, I increased the amount of cardio-respiratory exercises such as swimming, running and brisk walking. Not only did it help me in losing weight but also improved my thyroid function.

* Yoga was another blessing for me. It helped me relax, de-stress and improved my flexibility and energy levels.

* Another thing my physician mentioned was adequate sleep. I avoid staying awake too late at night, and hit the sack early. As a result, I woke up feeling fresher and more energized than before.

Today, I am more in control of my health and this has helped tremendously in improving my thyroid meter as well as my overall wellness meter.

To know more about Hypothyroidism and its symptoms, causes, complications and Homeopathic Treatment visit https://www.welcomecure.com/diseases/hypothyroidism/overview

Disclaimer: This article is written by our Sponsor and we do not take any responsibility for the accuracy of their views. This should not be considered as a substitute for Physician’s advice. Please consult your treating Physician for more details


How to protect the elderly and children from the cold

The cold weather — coupled with pollutants hanging low in Delhi’s air — poses a serious health risk, especially to the elderly and children. Here’s how you can help ease their pain

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Quiz: Know if you are stressed by taking this color quiz

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Are you stressed? Find out!

1/8Are you stressed? Find out!
“Your attitude is like a box of crayons that colors your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.,” said Allen Klein. The colors that you perceive around you reflect on you in a certain way. Take up the following quiz and know if you are stressed, melancholic, or relaxed and happy.
(Picture courtesy: Vinoth Chandar/Flickr)


Which color speaks to you the most?

2/8Which color speaks to you the most?
A. Pink B. Green C. Red D. Yellow E. White F. Deep Red G. Black
Which color speaks to you the most?

3/8Which color speaks to you the most?
A. Blue B. Yellow C. Navy Blue D. Violet E. Pink F. Red G. Dark Green
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Which color speaks to you the most?

4/8Which color speaks to you the most?
A. Yellow B. Pink C. Red D. Green E. Blue F. Dark Violet G. Shades of Grey
Which color speaks to you the most?

5/8Which color speaks to you the most?
A. White B. Peach C. Orange D. Yellow E. Blue F. Red G. Black
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Which color speaks to you the most?

6/8Which color speaks to you the most?
A. Light Pink B. Mustard C. Yellow D. Hot Pink E. Rosewood Pink F. Black G. Flaxen
Which color speaks to you the most?

7/8Which color speaks to you the most?
A. Blue B. White C. Orange D. Shades of Green E. Brown F. Red G. Black
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Virtual classroom for disable students

The primary objective behind this mission is to eliminate and reduce the challenges faced by person with disabilities in order to provide feasible access to quality education.

Online Education. Image source: friendsofblind.org

Online Education. Image source: friendsofblind.org

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In what appear as a major push to promote equality in education for all, one non-profit organisation, Cross the Hurdles has recently launched an online education portal for person with disabilities.

The primary objective behind this mission is to eliminate and reduce the challenges faced by persons with disabilities in order to provide feasible access to quality education.

Virtual classroom:

As designed to provide access for the disable person to quality education, students will be availing quality education at their comfort zone through a dedicated online platform that act as a virtual classroom. In order to avail these facilities, students are required to have computer with speedy internet facilities including headset and microphones to interact with teachers for a customised lesson.

In a process, the organization has designed an online platform to provide customized lessons on English, mathematics, science, Hindi, Sanskrit and social studies.

Pointing out the failure to provide significant platform for such students, the president of Cross the Hurdles, Abha Khetarpal, said, “They are mostly constrained by lack of facilities and awareness about the needs of students with disabilities.”

According to Khetarpal, such initiative would be beneficial for students who couldn’t attend schools due to varying physical challenges.

“Those who are not attending any school at present would be imparted basic knowledge about various subjects. Those who have joined some institution could avail of extra coaching right at their home,” added Khetarpal, as reported by TOI.


  • It is believed that several subject experts and dedicated volunteers would devote their service in this mission to educate the students with disabilities
  • The customised lesson would be based on the syllabus provided by the CBSE
  • A special educator would be arranged for students with intellectual disabilities
  • While the educator would provide extra care for shy students, students would be availing video streaming lessons
  • An interactive whiteboards would be provided wherein instructors can write notes, maths formulas, graph, science equation and others.

The organisation pointed out that such initiative would render substantial advantages for children with dyslexia and dyscalculia besides other disabilities like aspersers’ syndrome and attention-deficit or hyperactivity disorder.


Several MP schools fail to comply with MPHRC guidelines for proper midday meal

The recommendation came in November after the report came out of school children being forced to feed from the ground due to lack of plates and other utensils.

No proper mid-day meal

No proper mid-day meal

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Notwithstanding the recommendation laid out by the Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission last November for the augmentation of mid day meal facilities, several defaulter schools, including a school in Chachoda, Guna has miserably failed to comply by the rule.

The recommendation came in November after the report came out of school children being forced to feed from the ground due to lack of plates and other utensils.

The HT on October 19 reported that there are only 12 plates for 47 students at Rozra Chakkar Government Primary School. A group of three to four students were compelled to partake meals from one plate, added the report.

What were the MPHRC recommendations?Prompted by such unrelenting issues, the MPHRC stepped in and set guidelines with a recommendation to provide cooking space, ideal place to dine, enough number of plates, potable drinking water facilities and provide workers for cleaning utensils.


Disregarding the ardent recommendations, a school in Guna remains adamant. It is reported that school children were forced to fetch water and wash utensils after their meal.

Moreover, the school has no toilet facilities and portable drinking water facilities for the students and it’s in a dilapidated state.

In another regrettable situation in September this year, two class 5 students of government primary school in Chhatarpur were found preparing the mid-day meal as directed by the school.

The HT reported in March this year of one class 3 student in Damoh drowning in a well when the child went out to fetch water after the mid-day meal.Findings from survey

  • According to a recent survey conducted by Child Rights and You, it was brought to notice that 27 per cent of schools across Madhya Pradesh are serving mid-day meals without properly cooking them
  • The report reveals that these schools did not even have a designated kitchen or cooking space
  • Over 77 per cent of schools across the state did not have a potable drinking facilities and toilets while 8 per cent of schools did not have a single toilets at all
  • 14 per cent of these schools did not have water facilities and the students have to draw water from hand pumps and wells
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Every new game revealed at The Game Awards 2016, from Guardians of the Galaxy to Zelda

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We’re still a few weeks out from announcing our own Game(s) of the Year list, but 2016’s first Faux Video Game Oscars event happened last night: The Game Awards, the show that Geoff Keighley spun out of Spike’s old Video Game Awards.

And as with every year, the awards themselves took second stage to the non-stop hype train of trailers for next year’s games. What an honor! So inside, you’ll find all of the World Exclusive Reveals™ from last night’s 2016 Game Awards. That means Mass Effect: AndromedaGuardians of the Galaxy: A Telltale Series, and more.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip

The “World Exclusive Reveal” train started before The Game Awards even officially started, with Gearbox and People Can Fly revealing Bulletstorm: Full Clipa.k.a. Bulletstorm: Remastered Edition. Or, if we’re being hopeful here, Bulletstorm: Maybe They Fixed The Damn PC Port This Time Around.

Death Stranding

Next up: A lengthy speech from Keighley honoring Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima, whose award fell into some weird limbo last year in the aftermath of the Kojima/Konami fallout.

Oh, and once Kojima had his award well in-hand he showed off another weird trailer for his upcoming game Death Stranding. Not as weird as “Norman Reedus naked holding a baby,” but this time we got “Dismembered baby doll floating down a canal.” So yeah, still pretty weird.

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

One lengthy music performance, a single award, and 20 minutes later, we got another reveal. This time? Telltale expands its staple of superhero-themed adventure games to include Guardians of the Galaxy. Not much to go on here. Just a brief teaser, but one that still garnered quite a bit of buzz nevertheless.


Another incredibly short teaser, this time for Dauntless, an upcoming action RPG from a who’s-who of developers that stem from BioWare, Riot, Capcom, and Blizzard. There’s not much to go on in the trailer, but the official press release says:

“Dauntless is an online co-op action role-playing game (RPG) set in an untamed science-fantasy world. Players take on the role of elite warriors known as Slayers who protect humanity by hunting ferocious Behemoths.

The world of Dauntless has been shattered by a cataclysmic event, creating a vast array of uncharted and majestic floating islands. Behemoths, as cunning as they are vicious, consume the land, and it’s up to the Slayers to hunt them down before they destroy what remains of the world.”

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CBS All Access will start streaming live NFL games this weekend

Sling TV, Twitter, YouTube, and now CBS All Access. The NFL and CBS just announced that CBS All Access subscribers can watch the network’s NFL broadcasts starting on Sunday, December 4 and continuing through the post-season—including Thursday night games. This is a multi-year deal, which means NFL on CBS will return to CBS All Access for the 2017 season beginning with the pre-season games.

There are also a few extra benefits for CBS All Access subscribers. Apparently subscribers will also be able to “sample content” from NFL Game Pass beginning next season. Game Pass is the NFL’s subscription game streaming service, which is full featured outside of North America, but heavily restricted inside football’s heartland. It’s not clear what this “sample content” will be, but this could mean CBS All Access subscribers will get to see content from the NFL Network and RedZone. Both NFL-owned channels are part of Game Pass subscriptions.

Next season, the NFL on CBS may also be available to All Access subscribers on NFL sites and apps as well.

And now for the bad news

So here’s the thing. This is not going to be wide open streaming, where you get to pick any game that CBS is broadcasting that day. You will only see the games that are broadcast by your local CBS station, and only if you get local CBS broadcasts as part of your All Access subscription. All Access currently offers local broadcasts in 150 markets across the U.S.

This restriction is pretty standard for live NFL streaming. Sling TV, for example, only offers local Sunday day games with Sling Blue.

The other issue is that you cannot use CBS All Access to stream NFL games on your phone. Verizon has an exclusive deal for the NFL on phones, and that’s not going to change with CBS All Access.

That said, you can watch CBS All Access’ NFL games on pretty much anything else, including tablets (iPad, Android, Windows 10), consoles (Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4), TVs (Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick), and PCs via the web.

Why this matters: Despite the NFL’s deep ties to television and restrictive broadcast deals, the league keeps working on ways to extend its reach into the digital realm. The CBS deal follows NFL’s agreement to stream games via Twitter and deals to bring the NFL Network and RedZone to Sling TV and PlayStation Vue. The NFL also recently rolled out a new virtual reality series on YouTube called NFL Immersed.


Google said to be “closely” involved with new Nokia phones

Yesterday, Nokia officially handed the keys to its brand to upcoming phone maker HMD, which already has plans for Android-powered phones and tablets. We looked through the leaders of the new company and it turned out that many of them had long stints at Nokia.

If that isn’t enough to ease your worries that we’ll be disappointed once New Nokia phones launch try this on for size – Google had plenty of input for the new devices. Seeing how warmly the Pixels were accepted raises hopes of a return to form for Nokia handsets.

Details on what was said are private, but it’s clear that HMD’s ambitions are world-spanning. “We are not going to skip any markets in the long term,” says President Folrian Seiche. “We want to be one of the key competitive players in the smartphone business,” says CEO CEO Arto Nummela.

“We will be extremely true to the Nokia brand,” Nummela claims. “The Nokia brand is known for simplicity, ease of use, reliability and quality. These are the elements that we will deliver together with amazing industrial design.”

So, what can we expect? “Simplicity” and “Ease of use” suggest we won’t see any heavy meddling with Android like MIUI and company pull off. And (thankfully) the Windows-ified mess of the Nokia X phones is behind us. Perhaps some light modifications over AOSP like using Nokia’s Z Launcher and (given the alleged level of Google involvement) prominent presence of Google Apps (Assistant, Photos, Allo + Duo, etc.).

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Samsung Galaxy A (2016) series devices will get Nougat update, report confirms

Samsung will roll out the Android Nougat update to its Galaxy A (2016) series devices as well, according to a new report. This means that the 2016 iterations of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9, and Galaxy A9 Pro will all get the update.

There’s, however, no word on exactly when the roll-out would begin, although given that even the South Korean tech giant’s flagships haven’t received the update yet, we’re not expecting the Galaxy A (2016) Nougat update to be released anytime soon.

In case you missed, Samsung has reopened registrations for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edgeNougat beta, at least in the UK. And the company is also expected to open the registrations for those in the US by this week end.