Thursday, June 26, 2014

8 Reasons to Keep Hydrogen Peroxide at Home

hydrogen peroxideHydrogen Peroxide is an active agent material composed of nothing more than water and oxygen. The oxidation process of this material is incredibly good at killing disease organisms, and HP is considered one of the world's safest, all natural, sanitizer. It literally 'burns' micro-organisms by oxidation.

However, this material has so many other uses, it was really hard to pick only the best, most useful ones to share with you. So I've done my best to highlight some of the nifty things you can do with it.
Tip: Make sure to only use the 3% solution for most of these items, and do not use it for internal purpose (do not swallow). Higher strength solutions such as 30% may cause damage if ingested. 

#1 Whiten your clothes with HP instead of bleach

By adding a cup of HP to the white clothes in your laundry, you will see a marked improvement in how white they are. This is a great way of getting rid of really insistent stains such as blood or wine. For blood, just pour directly on the spot, wait a minute, and then rub and rinse under cold water. 

#2 Boosting your immune system

Your body makes its own HP to battle infections. Our white blood cells, also known as Leukocytes, are the cells responsible for fighting disease, viruses and infections, and some of them produce HP as their first form of attack and defense from toxins, infections, viruses, parasites and alike.

#3 Making a rejuvenating detox bath

Take 2 quarts of 3% HP and pour them into a tub of warm water. Get in and enjoy a good soak for about 30 minutes, adding hot water as needed. This will help skin blemishes, detox your body and rejuvenate you in a way you haven't felt before.

#4 Treating foot fungus

To use HP to cure your foot fungus, make a mixture of 50% HP and 50% water, and use a spray bottle to spray the infected area (especially the toes) every night. Let it dry naturally.

#5 Treating a Yeast Infections

Using 2 caps or about 2 table spoons of 3% HP, add the HP to warm, distilled water once or twice a week and use it to treat the problematic area.
#6 Cleaning your toothbrush and other hygienic tools
There are many tools we use that need to be kept clean and sanitized, such as your tooth brush, or your children's retainer. Use a small amount of HP and dilute it with cold water to make a cleansing brew that will make sure they are clean and germ free.

#7 Treating exterior Infections

If you have a cut that got infected, soak it in 3% HP for about 5-10 minutes, several times a day. HP is extremely good for treating infections, and you can also pour half a bottle of it in your bath to get rid of fungus, boils or any other skin infections.

Note: Do not leave on open wounds for a long time, use the solution and then wipe it off. Over time, HP can do tissue damage to open wounds if left on them too long.

#8 Killing mite infections

Patients have reported that spraying HP on skin infected by tiny mites that bite and cause irritation, effectively kills them with incredible efficiency. Spray the area a few times, and wait a few minutes between applications.

#9 Taking care of your Sinus Infection

Add a tablespoon of 3% HP to 1 cup of (non chlorinated) water, and use it as a nasal spray. You may have to adjust the amount of HP used according to the severity of the problem. Start with just the 1 spoon first.
#10 Using as mouthwash and for tooth care

Take a capful or a tablespoon of 3% HP and hold it in your mouth for 10 minutes, once a day. Do not swallow, just spit it out. This will not only get rid and prevent canker sores, but will also whiten your teeth. It will also help in the event of a bad toothache you can't treat right away. 10 minutes several times a day will lessen the pain to a more manageable level.

It also makes for a great and inexpensive mouth wash. Again, make sure not to swallow and rinse your mouth with regular water after use.

#11 Lighten the color of your hair

HP is a bleaching agent, of course, and can be used to lighten your hair. Take a bottle of 3% HP and dilute some with water (50/50). Then take a shower and, while the hair is still wet, spray it with the solution, then comb it through. It won't look like a burnt blonde color, but a more natural highlight for those with light brown, reddish or dirty blond hair. It is also a gradual change so you won't have a drastic new look on your hands.

#12 Clean your contact lenses

As a great disinfectant due to its remarkable skill in breaking down the proteins that build up on the lens, HP will not only clean your lens but will also increase your level of comfort if you have sensitive eyes, removing those little biological irritants that most solutions don't clean.

#13 Boosting your dishwasher

Add about 2 oz. (60 ml) of 3% HP to your regular formula, and see how much whiter and cleaner the dishes are.

#14 Make sure your cooking surfaces are disease free

Fill a spray bottle with the 50/50 solution we've talked about (50% water 50% HP) and use it to spray your wooden cutting boards and cooking areas after you are done, to kill salmonella or any other bacteria that might be growing there. To be extra sure, use vinegar after the HP.

#15 Make a cheap and effective disinfectant

Make a cheap and very effective disinfectant agent that is non-toxic and can be used to disinfect fruits, vegetables, pet bowls, equipment and alike. Combining vinegar and HP has been proven in several studies to kill pretty much all Salmonella, Shigella, and E. coli bacteria. For this, prepare TWO spray bottles. Don't mix these two together. One will contain regular vinegar and the other regular Hydrogen peroxide.

(tip: Light is bad for peroxide, rending it inactive. So the best thing will be to keep it covered and in the bottle).

#16. Treating Mold

If you have those little spots appearing on your walls, probably from water damage, taking care of them is better done sooner than later, or they can get toxic and dangerous. Clean them with HP a few times a day to kill them off.

#17 Helping sprouting seeds

If you're trying to get a seed to grow stronger, add an ounce (30 ml) of 3% HP to 1 pint of water and let the seeds soak in it overnight. Every time you rinse the seeds, add the same amount of HP. They will grow faster and healthier.

#18 Preparing Vegetables

Wash or soak vegetables in  a full sink of cold water mixed with a 1/4 cup of 3% HP. Light skinned vegetables (such as ligh lettuce) should soak for about 20 minutes, while thicker skinned ones (such as cucumbers) can soak for about 30 minutes. Then drain, dry and refregerate. This will not only kill all bacteria and neutralize chemicals, but will also make sure they keep fresh refrigerated for longer.

                             CARE FOR HEART(HRIDAYAM/DIL)
A chat with Dr.Devi Shetty, Narayana Hrudayalaya (Heart Specialist) Bangalore was arranged by WIPRO for its employees. The transcript of the chat is given below. Useful for everyone.

Qn: What are the thumb rules for a layman to take care of his heart? 
Ans: 1. Diet - Less of carbohydrate, more of protein, less oil 
2. Exercise - Half an hour's walk, at least five days a week; avoid lifts and avoid sitting for a longtime 3. Quit smoking 
4. Control weight 
5. Control BP - Blood pressure and Sugar

Qn: Is eating non-veg food (fish) good for the heart? 
Ans: No

Qn: It's still a grave shock to hear that some apparently healthy person gets a cardiac arrest. How do we understand it in perspective? 
Ans: This is called silent attack; that is why we recommend everyone past the age of 30 to undergo routine health checkups.

Qn: Are heart diseases hereditary? 
Ans: Yes

Qn: What are the ways in which the heart is stressed? What practices do you suggest to de-stress? 
Ans: Change your attitude towards life. Do not look for perfection in everything in life.

Qn: Is walking better than jogging or is more intensive exercise required to keep a healthy heart? Ans: Walking is better than jogging, since jogging leads to early fatigue and injury to joints

Qn: Can people with low blood pressure suffer heart diseases? 
Ans: Extremely rare.

Qn: Does cholesterol accumulates right from an early age (I'm currently only 22) or do you have to worry about it only after you are above 30 years of age
Ans: Cholesterol accumulates from childhood.

Qn: How do irregular eating habits affect the heart ? 
Ans: You tend to eat junk food when the habits are irregular and your body's enzyme release for digestion gets confused.

Qn: How can I control cholesterol content without using medicines? 
Ans: Control diet, walk and eat walnut.

Qn: Which is the best and worst food for the heart? 
Ans: Fruits and vegetables are the best and oil is the worst.

Qn: Which oil is better - groundnut, sunflower, olive? 
Ans: All oils are bad.

Qn: What is the routine checkup one should go through? Is there any specific test? 
Ans: Routine blood test to ensure sugar & cholesterol. Check BP, Treadmill test after an echo.

Qn: What are the first aid steps to be taken on a heart attack? 
Ans: Help the person into a sleeping position, place an aspirin tablet under the tongue with a sorbitrate tablet if available, and rush him to a coronary care unit, since the maximum casualty takes place within the first hour.

Qn: How do you differentiate between pain caused by a heart attack and that caused due to gastric trouble? 
Ans: Extremely difficult without ECG.

Qn: What is the main cause of a steep increase in heart problems amongst youngsters? I see people of about 30-40 yrs of age having heart attacks and serious heart problems. 
Ans: sedentary lifestyles, smoking, junk food, lack of exercise as we are genetically 3 times more vulnerable for heart attacks than Europeans and Americans.

Qn: Is it possible for a person to have BP outside the normal range of 120/80 and yet be perfectly healthy? 
Ans: Yes.

Qn: Marriages within close relatives can lead to heart problems for the child. Is it true? 
Ans : Yes, co-sanguinity leads to congenital abnormalities and you may NOT have a software engineer as a child

Qn: Many of us have an irregular daily routine and many a times we have to stay late nights in office. Does this affect our heart? What precautions would you recommend? 
Ans : When you are young, nature protects you against all these irregularities. However, as you grow older, respect the biological clock.

Qn: Will taking anti-hypertensive drugs cause some other complications (short/long term)? 
Ans : Yes, most drugs have some side effects. However, modern anti-hypertensive drugs are extremely safe.

Qn: Will consuming more coffee/tea lead to heart attacks? 
Ans : No.

Qn: Are asthma patients more prone to heart disease? 
Ans : No.

Qn: How would you define junk food? 
Ans : Fried food like  McDonalds, Samosas, and even Masala Dosas.

Qn: You mentioned that we are 3 times more vulnerable. What is the reason for this, as Europeans and Americans also eat a lot of junk food? 
Ans: Every race is vulnerable to some disease and unfortunately, Indians are vulnerable for the most expensive disease.

Qn: Does consuming bananas help reduce hypertension? 
Ans: No.

Qn: Can a person help himself during a heart attack? 
Ans: Yes. Lie down comfortably and put an aspirin tablet of any description under the tongue and ask someone to take you to the nearest coronary care unit without any delay and do not wait for the ambulance since most of the time, the ambulance does not turn up.

Qn: Do, in any way, low white blood cells and low hemoglobin count lead to heart problems? 
Ans: No. But it is ideal to have normal hemoglobin level to increase your exercise capacity.

Qn: Sometimes, due to the hectic schedule we are not able to exercise. So, does walking while doing daily chores at home or climbing the stairs in the house, work as a substitute for exercise? 
Ans : Certainly. Avoid sitting continuously for more than half an hour and even the act of getting out of the chair and going to another chair and sitting helps a lot.

Qn: Is there a relation between heart problems and blood sugar? 
Ans: diabetics are more vulnerable to heart attacks than non-diabetics.

Qn: What are the things one needs to take care of after a heart operation? 
Ans : Diet, exercise, drugs on time,Control cholesterol, BP, weight.

Qn: Are people working on night shifts more vulnerable to heart disease when compared to day shift workers? 
Ans : No.

Qn: What are the modern anti-hypertensive drugs? Ans: There are hundreds of drugs and your doctor will chose the right combination for your problem, but my suggestion is to avoid the drugs and go for natural ways of controlling blood pressure by walk, diet to reduce weight and changing attitudes towards lifestyles.

Qn: Does dispirin or similar headache pills increase the risk of heart attacks? 
Ans : No.

Qn: Why is the rate of heart attacks more in men than in women? Ans: Nature protects women till the age of 45. (Present Global census show that the Percentage of heart disease in women has increased than in men )

Qn: How can one keep the heart in a good condition? 
Ans: Eat a healthy diet, avoid junk food, exercise everyday, do not smoke and, go for health checkups if you are past the age of 30 ( once in six months recommended) ....

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Car Insurance Through Net

                          I have met you as and when you attended the monthly meetings of Defence Brotherhood in a school at sector 71, Mohali. Since last many years, the first thing I do when I sit on my computer in the morning is to go through your blog of Sanjha Morcha.
        My car insurance was due in the middle of this month. However, from the beginning of last month only, every day I got one or two telephone calls from my car dealer that I must renew my car insurance in April only as otherwise the special 30% discount will not be available in may. Inspite of telling them repeatedly not to disturb me, they did not stop their calls.
      Due to above, I started studying the details about car insurance by visiting the offices of various Insurance coys and going through their websites as well as info made available on IRDA website. The write up my me on advantage of taking car Insurance through net, which will be very useful for the veterans. You may go through it and put it on your blog if you consider it useful
            Col H P Singh

                 CAR INSURANCE  THROUGH  NET

 When you take a new or renew  car insurance policy,  then it works out much cheaper to take policy directly through the net from Pvt insurance coys like HDFC Ergo,Bharati Axa, Icici Lombard, Bajaj allianz , Reliance general insurance and Future general insurance etc. The cost difference is substantial. The premium is less because agent/car dealer commission and other adm costs are eliminated for policies taken through net.  All policies taken through net are cashless.

 Presently, dealers of Maruti, Hyundai, Honda, Toyota etc, are also doing cashless car insurance. All these dealers are actually authorized agents of various nationalized/private insurance coys and are pocketing the commission when the policy is sold to you. They are making a fool of public under the garb of giving their own insurance and discount of 20/30/40% on the premium. In fact, since there is no standard laid down formula by IRDA for own damage premium calculation, they just tell the customer an imaginary enhanced amount and then reduce it by 20/30/40% to make you happy and then tell you that this discount is given because you are taking the policy directly from the car dealer.

 Car insurance policies of private coys have various other Good Add Ons as given below

  (a) No Claim Bonus Protection Coys charge additional premium, where by, your NCB earned over many years remains protected if you claim any damage less than 25% of the Insured Declared Value(IDV). (This is the value for which your car is insured for that particular year).

  (b) Emergency Help   By just paying additional premium of Rs 350 or so, you can avail the facilities of Flat tyre change, minor road side repair, jump start due to battery dead, car locked with keys inside, arrange towing of car to workshop when required, car on roadside with no petrol or any other emergency roadside assistance.

   (c)Discounts  Various type of discounts in the premium are given as per the details below
              (I) For fitting of anti theft devices
         (ii) For serving in defense/paramilitary forces
         (iii) If you are in the age group of 40 to 60 years
         (iv) If you are women driver

   (d)Compulsory/Volunteer Deductibles Compulsory deductibles is the minimum amount which you have to pay from your pocket when you raise a claim for repair of your car, which for a midsize car is generally Rs 1000/=, this is common to all insurance coys. Volunteer deductibles are the additional amount  for which you opt starting from Rs 2000 to Rs 8000. By doing so, you get proportionate rebate in your premium. 

  (e) Nil Depreciation In case you opt for this, then the full value of your claim will be paid without any adjustment for depreciated value of items like tyres, tubes, plastic parts, battery and many other items like door panels which have recently been included by insurance coys. These details are only disclosed once you raise a claim.

  (f)Return to Invoice  In case your car is declared total loss or is stolen, then you are paid full IDV price of the car including the cost of registration, road tax as well as cost of insurance policy. It is for your info that nowadays regd cost of SUVs runs into lakhsof Rs. 

 (g)Third Party liability-Property Under third party liability, the insurance coy has unlimited liability for death or injury to third party. However the liability towards damage to property of third party is limited to Rs 750000/= only. You can reduce this property liability to as low as Rs 6000/= . Accordinglyyour premium of third  party liability will be reduced.

Miscellaneous Add Ons  Above are some of the common add ons of car insurance coys. Besides these, there are many different add onsgiven by different coys , like engine and gearbox protection, cashless treatment incase of injury in private hospital for self and other occupants of car for a specified amount of money , accident insurance covering death/disability of owner dvr

Other Advantages  Another major advantage of taking policy through net is that you can first take 4 to 5  quotes from different insurance coys and compare them. However before comparing, ensure that their other parameters are similar, like IDV (market value of car fixed by insurance coy), deductibles, NCB(No claim Bonus) and add ons if any, are similar. Some pvt coys also give option of fixing your own IDVwithin a particular range. This is specially suited to those people whose cars though old but have hardly done few thousand Kms only and if stolen will be paid a pittance due to very low IDV. All Add Ons have conditions, which differ from coy to coy.

 For car Insurance through net, you require an E-Mail address, credit card/ or net banking acct. Many coys also allow ATM/debit card. There are some  people who have none of the above, as they have apprehension that it is risky to even have an ATM card.  Even net banking is not risky if you are careful and take requisite precautions. Net banking access is given to customers based on their customer ID. If you take this facilityin your exiting bank than all your accts having similar customerID will come under net banking. It is suggested that you open a new acct in a different bank in which you have no other acct. Keep Rs 5000 to Rs 10000 only in that acct. Thus you can pay for your tele bill, electricity bill, book cinema tickets, book railway tickets, buy magazines and pay for car insurance through net. The advantages of net banking far outweigh the risk of loosing Rs5000/= or so in distance future in case your account is hacked and you loose your money.    
Out of the Add-onsgiven above, Emergency help and NCB protection are important ones which can be considered. 


Health & Medicine News

 25 Uses for Olive Oil!

Olive oil is one of the most popular ingredients in the kitchen, but it can also be found in the medicine cabinet and even on a night stand. The fact that it is rich in vitamin E and essential antioxidants, makes it one of the most efficient measures to balance blood pressure levels and cholesterol, to prevent heart attacks, cancer and fight aging. And if you thought that's where its benefits end, you are sorely mistaken...

Here are 25 more uses for this excellent material, the olive oil!

1. To prevent snoring - Swallow a spoon of olive oil before bed.

2. To reduce stretch marks - Massage olive oil on your skin.

3. To treat acne - prepare a mix made of 3 table spoons of olive oil with 4 table spoons of sea salt, and put on your face for 1-2 minutes. The mix will clean the pores and keep the moisture of your skin. Wash with hot water and soap.

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