Friday, August 14, 2009

Important- Unpublicized preventative steps reg H1N1 - from a doctor

Some tips for prevention.


Thanks to media hype about H1N1, several people who trust me have
either approached or called me to advise. The hype in media about the
utility of face masks and N95 respirators as a tool for general
protection against H1N1 can't be deplored enough. Yesterday, a friend
who listened wanted me to write down briefly what I advised so that he
could tell others in similar words. Hence this short email to friends
whom I have advised recently (and others whom I haven't yet). Please
realize that this is not an official advice, especially the one about
face masks or N95.

Most N95 respirators are designed to filter 95% particulates of 0.3µ,
while the size of H1N1 virus is about 0.1µ. Hence, dependence on N95
to protect against H1N1 is like protecting against rain with an
umbrella made of mosquito net.

Tamiflu does not kill but prevents H1N1 from further proliferation
till the virus limits itself in about 1-2 weeks (its natural cycle).
H1N1, like other Influenza A viruses, only infects the upper
respiratory tract and proliferates (only) there. The only portals of
entry are the nostrils and mouth/ throat. In a global epidemic of this
nature, it's almost impossible not coming into contact with H1N1 in
spite of all precautions. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a
problem as proliferation is.

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1
infection, in order to prevent proliferation, aggravation of symptoms
and development of secondary infections, some very simple steps - not
fully highlighted in most official communications - can be practiced
(instead of focusing on how to stock N95 or Tamiflu):

1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications).

2. "Hands-off-the-face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any
part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you
don't trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the
throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms.
Simple gargling prevents proliferation. In a way, gargling with salt
water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on
an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and
powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day
with warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra
Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the
nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds
dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral

5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C
(Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin
C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids
has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They
wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where
they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm.

All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households,
and certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside
public hospitals.

Happy breathing!



Thursday, August 13, 2009

Masks Are Useless at Protecting Wearers from Swine Flu

Hi All,
Yesterday on TV were two simple ayurvedic formulas's to keep Swine flu away.
This Formula's helps building your immune system and eventually keep's you
ready to fight against swine flu.
Formula 1
While sleeping at night take a cup of hot milk with half to one tea spoon of
turmeric (Haldi) powder in it.
Formula 2
1)      Take 60 basil leaves(tulsi leaves)
2)      Take 10 balls of peper nigrum ( Kali mirchi ke dane)
3)      Take 60 leaves of Aegle marmelos ( Bel patra - the leaves which we
used to devote Lord Shiva)
4)      Take four liters of water in utensil
5)      Put all above things mentioned in step 1,2 & 3 in water and boil it
for 30 – 40 minutes
6)      Now get it filtered using sieve and store it and drink it one cup to
half glass 2 -3 times a day
Friends please follow above two simple formula's which are not having any
side effects , but not aware are they suitable for very small kids or not (
below 5 years) but may be in small quantity they are useful.
If not possible for formula 2 then at least follow formula 1. You can search
more about this on net, some news papers have also posted above formula's.
Please look and share news among all of us if you find it useful.

Tulsi can help keep swine flu away: Ayurvedic experts
Lucknow, May 27: Wonder herb Tulsi can not only keep the dreaded swine flu
at bay but also help in fast recovery of an afflicted person, Ayurvedic
practitioners claim.
"The anti-flu property of Tulsi has been discovered by medical experts
across the world quite recently. Tulsi improves the body's overall defence
mechanism including its ability to fight viral diseases. It was successfully
used in combating Japanese Encephalitis and the same theory applies to swine
flu," Dr U K Tiwari, a herbal medicine practitioner says.

Apart from acting as a preventive medicine in case of swine flu, Tulsi can
help the patient recover faster.

"Even when a person has already contracted swine flu, Tulsi can help in
speeding up the recovery process and also help in strengthening the immune
system of the body," he claims.

Dr Bhupesh Patel, a lecturer at Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar is also
of the view that Tulsi can play an important role in controlling swine flu.

"Tulsi can control swine flu and it should be taken in fresh form. Juice or
paste of at least 20-25 medium sized leaves should be consumed twice a day
on an empty stomach."

This increases the resistance of the body and, thereby, reduces the chances
of inviting swine flu," believes Patel.

Bureau Report
     Date 4th. Aug 2009
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Independence Day Celebrations at Project Jaagriti

Dear All,

I take this opportunity to invite you all at the Independence Day Celebrations on 15th August 2009 (Saturday) at Project JAAGRITI. The Jaagriti team has decided to celebrate the day in form of a sports day plus fun activities filled session.

Following are the planned activities at the project:

1.       Welcome and flag hosting ceremony

2.       Painting competition

3.       Kite flying competition

4.       Three leg race

5.       Lemon spoon race

6.       Balloon blowing competition

7.       Refreshments and snacks session

Venue: Pragati Public School (Opposite Sector-13 Metro Station), Dwarka

Timings: 8:30 AM to 11 AM

I request all the volunteers at project Jaagriti to come and celebrate the day along with the children and also get along their friends, family members, colleagues etc. for the celebrations. I will also be collecting Meal a Month from the volunteers who have committed for the same.

Happy Volunteering!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Independence Day celebration at PRAYAS NOIDA

At the stroke of midnight when the whole world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom...- Shri Jawahar Lal Nehru


Hai jo dil mein desh k liye preet ..

Hai jo dil mein armaan …

Aao wo sab ko dikhayein...

Aao is jag ko dikhayein..

Aao kuch kar dikhayein...

These words remind us of patriotism and a deep sense of respect for our Motherland - India.

Keeping this feeling and commitment of "Kuch Kar Dikhayein", the Prayas family is delighted to
invite you on Independence Day celebration on 15th August 2009.

Venue : - Prayas new center Nayabans, Sector 15, NOIDA.

Timing : - 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Now, a glimpse of the events with which celebrate the Independence Day at PRAYAS.
The Event schedule for this celebration will be: -

  • Start @ 2PM with Flag hoisting
  • I – Day introduction speech
  • A brief about Prayas
  • Patriotic dance
  • Patriotic songs
  • Patriotic poems
  • Prize distribution
  • Wrap up @ 6PM with Refreshment

Now here comes the main attractions for the volunteers: -


Photography competition:- Click photos of I - Day celebration activities


Venue: - I –Day celebration, Prayas new center Nayabans, Sector 15, NOIDA.

Timing: - 15th august 1:00pm onwards till end of function


Prizes: - 5 best pictures will be selected by jury and displayed at Achievements of Prayas board
in new class room with their owner name. Also, the best photographer will be awarded by a prize.


So all shutterbugs and professionals, recharge/replace your batteries, clean your lenses and ready
to drain your battery to showcase your talent.

I-Day decoration competition:- Decorate the celebration place


Venue : I –Day celebration, Prayas new center Nayabans, Sector 15, NOIDA.

Timing: 15th august 1:00pm – 2:00pm before the function ends

Prizes: Jury will award to the Best team.

Limited Decoration material/ Rangoli colors will be provided on venue itself.You can also bring
decoration material by own.

Performance by Volunteers:- Solo/group song,experience, any on the spot activity by volunteers


Venue: - I –Day celebration, Prayas new center Nayabans, Sector 15, NOIDA.

Timing: - 15th august within function.Confirmation need to provide before start of the function.


Contact person: - Raj @9871826168 or Linkan @ 9971150656

We heartily invite u to join us on Saturday Aug 15th @ Sector 15A, NOIDA for Independence Day
celebration at Prayas. RSVP your availability.

Warm Regards,

Prayas Team

Independence Day Celebrations at AID Gurgaon



Kuch baat hai, kay hasti, jo mitt tey nahi hamari

Yes!! it's to cherish an emotions like that, we gather to celebrate the Spirit
of an Independent nation which turns 62 on 15th  of this August  ..

We at AID Gurgaon heartly welcome you ,to join us on the
Indepedence Day celebrations of this vibrant nation.

To mark the celebration we shall be having the following activities
starting from 9 AM till 12 Noon, at Disha, where all the Kids of
Both Schools (Disha &Unnati) will share their joy along with
volunteers and Guests.


  Show Startter- National Flag hoisting with brief importance and
discription of the event.

 Saraswati Vandana by Kids..

 Show Stoppers - Songs, Dance and Plays performed by the kids of
Disha, Unnati and Volunteers.

 Games for Kids and Volunteers include Lemon n Spoon race &
Balloon blowing compitition.

 Painting Compitition for Kids and Volunteers.

 Prize Distribution 

  National Anthem -To be sung with Pride

Sweets and Snacks Distribution  



So we please bring in your friends  and families along with you to
make this event more inclusive ..

    <Volunteers may stay in post event, for an ace meeting>


Vande Maatram !



Rohit-Gauri-Robyn-Varun-Munish Duvedi


On Behalf of  AID -Gurgaon Team

Mob: 9999 623 000




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