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People fear old age more than death….

Posted by Deepak Shetty on December 27, 2008

I think more than death, people fear old age…and I’m one of them who’s scared to b old, I hate birthday’s when I think of ageing , Isn’t it natural, I think most of them agree with me.

Dear friends, likewise you also know that there is a solution to every problem, If not a solution then you may call it precaution… Last night, when I was surfing I came across a wonderful information… And I really thought it is worth sharing, It is about –

Recipes for Healthy Aging – 7 Foods to Keep You Young

how-olive-oil-works-31Olive Oil
Four decades ago, researchers from the Seven Countries Study concluded that the monounsaturated fats in olive oil were largely responsible for the low rates of heart disease and cancer on the Greek island of Crete. Now we know that olive oil also contains polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that may help prevent age-related diseases.

In the 1970s, Soviet Georgia was rumored to have more centenarians per capita than any other country. Reports at the time claimed that the secret of their long lives was yogurt, a food ubiquitous in their diets. While the age-defying powers of yogurt never have been proved directly, yogurt is rich in calcium, which helps stave off osteoporosis and contains “good bacteria” that help maintain gut health and diminish the incidence of age-related intestinal illness.

white_pomfret Fish
Thirty years ago, researchers began to study why the native Inuit’s of Alaska were remarkably free of heart disease. The reason, scientists now think, is the extraordinary amount of fish they consume. Fish is an abundant source of omega-3 fats, which help prevent cholesterol buildup in arteries and protect against abnormal heart rhythms.

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The Kuna people of the San Blas islands, off the coast of Panama, have a rate of heart disease that is nine times less than that of mainland Panamanians. The reason? The Kuna drink plenty of a beverage made with generous proportions of cocoa, which is unusually rich in flavanols that help preserve the healthy function of blood vessels. Maintaining youthful blood vessels lowers risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia.

Studies of Seventh-Day Adventists (a religious denomination that emphasizes healthy living and a vegetarian diet) show that those who eat nuts gain, on average, an extra two and a half years. Nuts are rich sources of unsaturated fats, so they offer benefits similar to those associated with olive oil. They’re also concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals and other phytochemicals, including antioxidants.

Drinking alcohol in moderation protects against heart disease, diabetes and age-related memory loss. Any kind of alcoholic beverage seems to provide such benefits, but red wine has been the focus of much of the research. Red wine contains resveratrol, a compound that likely contributes to its benefits—and, according to animal studies, may activate genes that slow cellular aging.

In a landmark study published in 1999, researchers at Tufts University’s Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging fed rats blueberry extract for a period of time that in “rat lives” is equivalent to 10 human years. These rats outperformed rats fed regular chow on tests of balance and coordination when they reached old age. Compounds in blueberries (and other berries) mitigate inflammation and oxidative damage, which are associated with age-related deficits in memory and motor function.

Isn’t this just fantastic! I have already started including this recipe in my daily diet…so let’s not waste time thinking and getting scared anymore…

Live life young and fresh till the End !


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Blood Clots/Stroke – They Now Have a Fourth Indicator, the Tongue

Posted by Deepak Shetty on December 16, 2008


I will continue to forward this every time it comes around!

STROKE: Remember the 1st Three Letters…. S.T.R.

My nurse friend sent this and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.I agree.

If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks. Seriously..

Please read:


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) .she said she had just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening

Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don’t die. they end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this…

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke… totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today)
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick out Your Tongue

NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue.. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an indication of a stroke.


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Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi: Movie Review

Posted by Deepak Shetty on December 13, 2008

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi: Movie Review

Director: Aditya Chopra
Cast: Shah Rukh Khan (Soft Guy) , Shah Rukh Khan (Funky guy)  &  Anushka Sharma

Let’s start with the moral of the story which intends to give the message of accepting people as they are without expecting them to change in their real self. So if you can accept the Aditya Chopra brand of surreal romance without expecting him to change his style since the last time he directed this divine love story is certainly your cup of tea.

However the moral of the story also says that, a girl can fall in love again even when she is lost her first love, but not with an ordinary simple man but an extraordinary man. When it comes to loving a simple man, she can’t forget her first love, and give the same kind of love to him, but can fall in love with a guy who is flirt.

This is the second message the movie gives, according to my review. Practically “Ye baat hajum nahi hoti “

The basic theme is about the glorification of a simple man. Surinder Sahni (Shah Rukh Khan) is a nerdy personality, the kinds who were pet with professors but rejected by everyone else. In checked full-sleeved shirts, pleated pants, oiled hair, canvas shoes and middle-aged moustache, he embodies the bland boring babu working at Punjab Power House in Amritsar. Marriage with the attractive Taani (Anushka Sharma) is more of a dream-come-true for Surinder. Evidently Taani is not very happy with this marriage, but consents to a platonic relationship with Sahni.

Vinay Pathak helps Suri to change into a youngster Raj who joins dance class and impresses Taani .He joins his wife Taani in the dance competition like Nach Baliye called “Dancing Jodi.” During the dance competition Raj performs on Raj Kapoors songs and like many other veterans of Bollywood.

There is one scene in the movie where Raj calls the power house and requests them to off the lights; here he has taken people of Amritsar for granted at the cost of loss of electricity to everyone, just because he wanted to say “I Love You” to Tanni in a different way. “Ye b scene hajum nahi hoti , very unrealistic”.

The dialogues and writing is fine but the story gets predictable after initial few sequences. Only the most promoted song “Haule Haule” is imposing. The screens are beautifully shot, locations look ok. Cinematography is good. The problem with the film is its length and a part of movie looks unrealistic when Suri turns into Raj very fast and it is unbelievable. Aditya Chopra’s directorial touch has the ability to emotionally bind you but the identity-change in the story is not cerebrally satisfying in contemporary times.

‘Wife could have easily shared her feelings her likes & dislikes” . There was no need of character change 

The performance of Shahrukh Khan is fine as usual, his costume, his dialogue delivery; mannerism in two different looks just perfect. Even his dance is convincing. Vinay Pathak is impressive .Anushka is new but looks convincing.

You don’t have action thrills suspense but those who are Shahrukh’s fan can watch the movie. Since the film is coming with high expectations many won’t find it up to their thoughts and may be disappointed.

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Posted by Deepak Shetty on December 7, 2008


numberRead to know more…
January 01 – 09 :  Ass
January 10 – 24 : Slug
January 25 – 31 : Cockroach

February 01 – 05  : Parasite
February 06 – 14 :   Bullfrog
Febru ary 15 – 21 :  Skunk
February 22 – 28 :  Snake

March 01 – 12 : Ape
March 13 – 15 : Cockroach
March 16 – 23 : Slug
March 24 – 31 :  Parasite

April 01 – 03 : Ass
April 04 – 14 : Snake
April 15 – 26 :  Slug
April 27 – 30 : Skunk

May 01 – 13 : Slug
May 14 – 21 :  Bullfrog
May 22 – 31 : Cockroach

June 01 – 03 : Slug
June 04 – 14 :  Skunk
June 15 – 20 :  Ass
June 21 – 24 : Ape
June 25 – 30 :  Parasite

July 01 – 09 : Slug
July 10 – 15 : Ass
July 16 – 26 :   Bullfrog
July 27 – 31 : Parasite

August 01 – 15 :  Ape
August 16 – 25 : Slug
August 26 – 31 :   Skunk

September 01 –  14 : Bullfrog
September 15 – 27 :   Parasite
September 28 – 30 :  Ass

October 01 – 15  : Ape
October 16 – 27 :   Skunk
October 28 – 31 : Snake

November 01 – 16  : Cockroach
November 17 – 30  : Parasite

December 01 – 16  : Ass
December 17 – 25 :  Ape
December 26 – 31 :  Bullfrog

If you are a Ass : A very loyal and  sweet person. Your loyalty cannever be doubted. You are quite honest and  sincere when it comes to your attitude towards working. You are a very simple  person, indeed. Absolutely hassle free, humble and down-to-earth! ! That explains  the reason why yourfriends cling on to you! You have a good taste for clothes.  If your wardrobe is not updated with what is trendy, you sure are depressed.Popular and easy-going.. You have a little group of dignified friends, all of  them being quality-personified .

If you are a Slug: Always up to some  sort of a mischief! The mischievous gleam in your eyes is what makes you so cute  and attractive to everyone. You are an extremely fun-to-be-with kind of person.  No wonder people seek for your company and look forward to include you for all get-together’ s. However, you are sensitive which is a drawback. People need to  select their words while talking to you. If someone tries to fiddle around and  play with words while dealing with you, it is enough to invite your wrath. God  bless the person then!

If you are a Cockroach : Quite contradictory to your name, you  are a peace loving person. You best try to avoid a situation wherein you are required to fight. An outdoor person, you dislike sitting at one place for along dura tion. You are a born leader, and have it in you how to tactfully derive  work from people. You love being loved, and when you receive your share of  limelight from someone, you are all theirs!!!! Well, well… Hence some people  could even take an advantage, flatter you to the maximum and get their work done. So be careful…..

If you are a Parasite : An extremely  lovable, adorable person, sometimes shy, with a passion for quick wit. At times,  you prefer quietness. You love exploring various things and going into depth of  each thing. Under normal circumstances you’re cool but when given a reason to, you are like a volcano waiting to erupt. You’re a fashion bird. People look forward to you as an icon associated with fashion. Basically, you mingle along  freely but don’t like talking much to strangers. People feel very easy in your company. You observe care in choosing your friends.

If you are a  Skunk: You are near to  perfect and nice at heart. The examples of your kindness are always circulated  in groups of people. You, too, love peace. You wouldn’t like to retaliate even  to a person who is in the wrong. You are loved due to this. You do not wish to  talk behind one’s back. People love the way you always treat them. You can give,  give and give love, and the best part is that you do not expect it back in  return. You are generous enough. Seeing things in a practical light is what  remains the best trait of you guys.

If you are a Bullfrog  : You symbolize a  very happy-go-lucky approach in life. Whatever the surroundings may be, grim or  cheerful, you remain unaffected. In fact, you spread cheer wherever you go. You  are the leader of your group of friends and good at consoling people in their times of need. You dislike hypocrisy and tend to shirk away from hypocrites.  They can never be in your good books, no matter what. You are very methodical and organized in your work. No amount of mess, hence, can ever encompass you.  Beware, it is easy for you to fall in love….

If you are a  Snake  : You are  mysterious. You are someone who canhandle pressure with ease, and can handle  any atmosphere without going berserk. You can be mean at times, and love to  gossip with your selected group. Very prim and proper. You li! ke all situations  and things to be in the way you desire, which, sometimes is not possible. As a  result, you may lose out in some relationships. . But otherwise, you love to help  people out from difficult and tight spots when they really need you.

If  you are a Ape : Very impatient and  hyper!!! You want things to be done as quick as possible. At heart, you are  quite simple and love if you are the center of attraction.. That way, you people  are unique. You would like to keep yourself safe from all the angles. Shall your  name be dragged or featured in any sort of a controversy, you then go all  panicky. Therefore, you take your precautions from the very beginning. When you foresee anything wrong, your sixth sense is what saves you from falling in traps. Quite a money minded bunch of you people are!!!

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Posted by Deepak Shetty on December 3, 2008



“Cigarette smoking is injurious to health’ a cautionary note we come across everywhere all the time.”
Cigarette smoking used to be rare among women, today the rate of smoking among women seems to be on the rise. According to a recent survey, many women continue to smoke cigarette without considering its negative effects. When women are used to smoking they find it harder to quit smoking than do men. One of their fears is that they will gain weight if they quit smoking.  But gaining weight is not inevitable with quitting smoking.  There is no overall correlation between the two.
Smoking is a double hazard for women and for the child they bear.
Cigarette smoke in the mother’s blood stream alters the heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen supply and acid balance of the unborn infant.  A pregnant woman who smokes two packs a day, blocks off the equivalent of 40 % of the oxygen supply to the fetus.  Pregnant women who smoke have more stillbirths, spontaneous abortions and low weight bodies than do non-smoking mothers.

“Smoking takes an average of 14.5 years off women’s lives”
Beware Ladies!!
–    One cigarette makes the cilia sluggish.  Inhaling cigarette smoke for long periods paralyses the cilia completely.

–    Your lungs become devoid of the protective mechanism of cilia and are exposed to all kinds of infections.

–    Almost 60 percent of children ages 3 to 11 are exposed to secondhand smoke, which puts them at increased risk for a wide range of health problems. It can your own child.

–    Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that leads to reduction in bone density, increased bone fragility, weakness and fractures.

–    Mostly likely to develop depression.

–    Heart disease, hormone problems, breast cancer, cervical cancer and vulvar cancer are many of the other complications.

The only alternative to lead a healthy and beautiful life is “QUIT SMOKING”. To quit smoking means immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.

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