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How to Live Life With Ease – Read To Know Amazing Facts

You may not like what you are going to read. Because I am going to tell you an unpopular story which may disappoint your taste buds.

How healthy you feel you are? Before answering this, you need to understand being healthy doesn’t mean not having any ailments. The word HEALTH means WHOLENESS. And there is a way to measure that Wholeness. How you feel when you wake up in the morning ? If you feel lazy, tired, don’t feel like getting up from the bed, wanting to sleep for another 10 mins after completing 8 hours of sleep, then it is very clear that you are not healthy. If you feel like you are just born, energetic & bouncy, it means that there is consensus among your body, mind, energy levels and the total system. This what exactly one feels if he/she is healthy and that is called Wholeness. Unfortunately 99% of the people don’t know what is the meaning of being Healthy and live at absolutely ease. The real culprit is the way we eat  (Read to know the Conscious Way of Eating & Drinking) and what we eat

The law of energy within the human system completely depends on the kind of fuel you are giving to it. The right fuel gives positive energy and vice versa. what fuel our system really wants to feel that Wholeness? Food is nothing but the Fuel for our system to run. Filling petrol vehicle with diesel and expecting it to run smoothly is a foolish thing. The same way eating food that your system struggles to digest is also no good for the body. Then what is the right food for our body?

The Right Food

Whatever that your system is able to handle efficiently with minimum struggle to digest is Right Food for you.

The digestion process starts right inside the mouth. Enzymes are very essential in the process of digestion. How our body secretes enzymes, food that we eat also contains specific enzymes in it’s raw form. Our very cooking process destroys 40-50% of the enzymes that food contains. Hence, our system has to struggle to reconstitute the destroyed enzymes in the food that we eat during the process of digestion. This process of reconstitution makes the digestion process a hassle for the system. In brief, the cooked food can be described as half dead food. However good that your digestive system might be, it can’t bring back the enzymes destroyed during the process of cooking. It means that we are trying to live on half dead food.

The very reason why we all feel lethargy after eating food is that cooked food is taking off the energy at first instead of giving energy. That is why People have to pull their body immediately after eating food. After the struggle of around one to one and half hour by the digestive system to digest this half dead food, you regain the energy. If this kind of process continues, your digestive system weakens overtime. If you are able to take at least 40-50% of your food in it’s raw form, you can experience your energy levels going up immediately. You feel more energetic and you don’t have to pull yourself. At the same time, the amount of struggle that you put on digestive system will also be reduced.

Food that Reduce Pressure on System

When I say RAW food, you may start to wonder what is Raw food & how can I eat everything in it’s Raw form??? Here is a list of Raw foods that are enriched with Proteins, Enzymes, Vitamins and Minerals and everybody can have them in their raw form.

  • Fruits (Whole/Juice)
  • Vegetables (Whole/Juice)
  • Nuts
  • Sprouted Grams, Lentils/seeds

Having mentioned 4 simple known varieties that can be taken in their raw form, here I am presenting you a Diet Plan that is easy to follow

  • At 7 AM/ After you wake up :  Take 1250 ml of water (Read to know the Right way to Consume Water). This helps you in cleaning your digestive track and defecation.
  • As a Break Fast:      1. Take 200-300 ml of Vegetable or Green Leafy Juices (preferably Carrot, Beet Root, Tomato, Cucumber, Spinach, Moringa, Curry Leaves). Vegetable Juices have lot of advantages from increasing your Hb% to reducing hair thinning etc (Read to know some benefits here) 2. Take a bowl full of Sprouts. If you don’t like the taste of sprouts, add dates, Pomegranate seeds, apple slices or fresh fruit chunks of your choice. (Know the Right Way of Sprouting here). Sprouts are rich source of protein, gives instant energy and the feeling of fullness. You don’t feel lethargic once you start having sprouts in your breakfast.
  • For Lunch: There is nothing specific for lunch as it is not weight loss plan. You can have your regular lunch
  • Water Time: You should not consume water while having food and until 1:30 hours after having lunch. Starting from 1:30 hours after lunch, take 1 glass/hour till 4 PM.
  • Snack Time: Take 200 ml of fruit juice (preferably Sweet Lime, Grape, Orange, Cane/Coconut water)
  • Dinner: Nuts and Fruits should be your dinner. Can take fruits of your choice. Take Soaked Hazelnuts, Pecan, Brazil, Peanuts, Pine, Cashew, Almond, Raisins, Pistachios/Walnut. Nuts are essential for giving you energy while fruits give you enzymes, Vitamins and Minerals. Make sure you finish dinner by max 7PM.

Benefits of Raw Food:

By following the above plan, you consume 70% raw food and 3 ltrs of water in a day. Some of the other benefits include the following

  • Chronic diseases like PCOS, Thyroid, Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension will be subsided
  • Hydrates the body
  • Melts Visceral fat
  • No Drowsiness, Feeling of Freshness throughout the day, you wake up with out alarm bell
  • Improves Immunity
  • Triglyceroids and LDL levels in the blood decrease while HDL increases
  • Constipation will be a thing of the last

Troubling the system by eating something that it can’t digest easily will have long term negative effects on our well being. Unfortunately, consuming cooked food become a tradition that has been passing through generations. Hence, People are co-habiting with chronic illnesses. They don’t know how to live with absolute ease. Switch to 50% raw food and start to live life at absolute ease.

Don’t Believe in Everything You Have Been Told To. But Try It To Believe It.

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The Right Way Of Sprouting

Why conscious eating and drinking is important 

How to boost immunity naturally & fight against any disease 

Boost Your Immunity Naturally & Fight Corona virus

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The Pandemic, Corona officially enters it’s seventh month by July, 2020. There are many key learnings till date and how to manage corona are emerging with every new case. Initially it was assumed that it is like any other viral pneumonia affecting the upper respiratory track and lower respiratory track in some patients decreasing oxygen saturation. Later, patients are showing the symptoms of systemic, vascular and often neurological symptoms. The symptoms include; clots in blood vessels, lungs, heart, brain and inflammatory markers in the blood based on the virulence of the virus.

Though the way Corona virus affects the human body is changing at fast pace and new theories on how to manage are rapidly emerging; what WHO, researchers and doctors have been saying is unchanged i.e The higher the IMMUNITY, the lesser the effect of Corona on human body. Hence, we can say that Immunity plays an important role in the way our body fights against corona virus. The persons with weaker immunity are more prone to develop the symptoms of corona and even cause the spread of virus. If our fighting mechanism is stronger, virus can’t survive in our body.

Let’s look at the ways to boost our immunity and fight Corona 

How To Develop Immunity?

First Things First – There is No Medicine that boosts your immunity. It is only your Habits & Food that improves your immunity. Give your body what it needs to develop the immunity and fight against any virus/bacteria. Expecting your system to develop immunity and fight against diseases by giving something that it doesn’t require and can’t process is like, filling petrol vehicle with diesel and expecting it to run without any damage to it’s engine. So, give your body what it is asking for, but not what you want to give. Live life how your body wants you to and make it function the way that it is ought to.

Below is a 3 step process explained to boost your immunity & fight any disease

A 3 Step Process To Boost Immunity

Immunity can’t be developed over night. Follow the 3 step process for at least 2 months and see wonders happening.


Toxins and Microbes are the two main things that weaken the immune system. Either they enter the body from the outside world in the form of food, water and air or they develop inside the body due to chemical and microbial reactions. Urine, Sweat and Feces are the 3 ways that toxins, microbes and all the waste matter leaves the body. If you want a clean home, you remove trash (as trash attracts microbes), sweep, mop and dry. The same way, if you want your inner body clean, you have to REMOVE the toxins and waste matter to avoid piling of microbes.

If it is outer body, we wash it with soap and water to REMOVE the dirt, toxins and microbes. But how to REMOVE the toxins within the body?

Remove Toxins & Avoid Piling Up of Microbes in the Body

It is always water that helps you in the cleaning process, be it anything; the outer surfaces or the inner system. In removing the toxins, wastes and microbes from our body, we use WATER THERAPY. Water therapy is all about drinking 4-5 ltrs of water through out the day at a scheduled interval

  • Dehydration is one of the main reasons of constipation. Proper hydration reduces the amount of water that is withdrawn from the colon. It also softens the stool and let it pass through colon easily
  • Right quantity of water intake aids kidneys in removing the metabolic waste and toxins efficiently in the form of urine

Get The License To Eat With Water Therapy:

You shouldn’t eat anything, until you defecate – A Healthy Practice. Follow the steps to get the License to eat

Step 1: Drink 1250 ml of water after you wake up in the morning. Always prefer Luke warm water for early morning consumption as they come with lot of benefits. Drink in the span of 5 – 6 mins

Step 2: Focus on your large intestine and try to defecate. Your mind helps you do what you want to do. So tell your mind that you want to throw out the waste. If you don’t have any underlying medical conditions, your defecation process starts in the next 5-10 minutes

Step 3: Exercise or do your daily routine. If you do a physical activity, Skin Removes the toxins and waste in the form of Sweat.

Step 4: Now after 1.5 to 2 hours, drink 800-1000ml water again. Now try to defecate for second time. Defecating twice in the morning removes all the digestive waste of the previous day, leaving a clean colon.

Digestive waste attracts the microbes and becomes a reason for toxins and microbial actions. Hence, REMOVE the digestive waste.

Step 5: Hydrate your body through out the day by consuming a glass of water an hour starting from 1.5 hours after taking lunch till 6 PM. Blood absorbs the water from the colon and goes to the kidneys. Kidneys do the filtration and removes the toxins, waste material, metabolic waste etc in the form of Urine, leaving the blood purified.


As our system works continuously, for it’s proper working it needs the Repair in times of need. Our body can repair itself if we aid it with the essential tools.

What our body needs to repair itself?

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Micronutrients
  • Antioxidants &
  • Time

Easiest Way of Supplying Essentials

  • Take 2 juices; one vegetable and one fruit juice in a day to supply micronutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that our body requires
  • Morning: Take 250 ml of vegetable or green leafy juice of your choice
  • Evening: Take 250 ml of Fruit Juice of your choice in between 5 to 6PM
  • For Dinner: Complete the dinner by 7PM and Prefer to take raw food like fruits, nuts and vegetables. No cooked food in the dinner

How Our System Repairs Itself ?

The ideal way of repairing our system is going to bed with Empty Stomach. If you take raw food in the dinner and finish it by 7PM, food moves out of the stomach by 9PM. So you can go to bed with your stomach empty. Creating a clear gap of 12 hours between dinner & breakfast boosts your immunity by 5 times. When your digestive system is taking rest during nights, your defense mechanism starts it’s fighting against germs and repairs the system. 

Continuous ingestion of food, or eating cooked food at late nights keeps your system busy in digestion and absorption, leaving no time for the system for repairing process hence you fall sick easily due to weak immunity attracting the microbes. If you leave a room for everyday cleaning, the already strong immune system protects you round the clock. Hence, early dinner and raw food in dinner helps the system in building strong immune system.

Read: Why conscious way of Eating & Drinking is Important ?


The most important step in the process is to MAINTAIN.

Why do we need weekend holiday after working for 5 days with an average of 8 hours working per day? Because we need rest for those 2 days, which we assume that it increases our efficiency during week days. Then what about our body? It works 24/7.  We keep our body busy even during our sleep. Is there any increase in the efficiency of our system if we give a rest of 1 day in a week? Yes there is. But how to do it?

In the virtue of weekend, you eat a lot. So your system gets tired double than it gets during the weekdays. The only way to give it a rest is to stop eating once in a week. Monday should be your Maintenance day. 

Monday=Maintenance Day

Keep every Monday as a Maintenance day. You should give rest to your system on Monday by limiting to only honey & lemon water consumption for 5 to 6 times. No other solid food consumption on Monday. Honey gives you energy and if extra energy is needed, body uses energy reserves in the body. By fasting on Monday, having no other job, all your defense mechanism gets into work and does all the fighting, cleaning and repair work at the cellular level. It leaves the blueprint of the job done i.e antibodies produced, in the brain. Whenever any microbes enter into our body, already existing antibodies get activated, kill the microbes even before they cause any infection.

Bottom Line!

Remember, whenever you fall sick of any minor illnesses, the first thing you need to do, even before you take medicine, Stop Eating. Give your body TIME. When you stop eating, it activates your defense mechanism and aids system to cure by itself.
Doctors suggest you to isolate yourself if you are diagnosed corona positive. If you have strong immunity, simple isolation is enough during which your defence mechanism gets into action against corona virus and kills it. You don’t need any medicine for corona virus if you have strong immunity. The 3 step process i.e REMOVE, REPAIR & MAINTAIN is the best way to boost your immunity naturally and fight against any disease.

Your Health is in Your Eating Habits

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Tasty & Healthy Sprout Recipes (Uncooked)

By now, we are all aware of “The King Of All Foods” , THE SPROUTS. Sprouts are super rich in Protein, essential fats, Anti-oxidants, Vitamins and Minerals. One bowl of sprouts can give you all you need in a day. No other food can be referred as “Balanced Food” except Sprouts considering  it’s nutritional value

Read: The Right Way of Sprouting

Though sprouts is a wholesome food, our palate may not like it the way it likes our regular delicious cooked foods. It’s bland taste is the main reason. Here, we present you some delicious recipes that are palate friendly and super tasty.

First things first; Don’t cook sprouts if you want it’s nutritional value intact

1. Fruit & Nut Sprout Salad

Serves 3 | Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 00

Source: Manthena’s Kitchen

  • Mung Sprouts : 1 Cup
  • Pomegranate seeds : 1 Cup
  • Any other seasonal fruits of your like : 1 Cup each
  • Cashew nuts : 1/4th Cup
  • Soaked & Sliced Almonds : 1/4th Cup
  • Chopped Dry Figs : 1/4th Cup
  • Raisins : 1/4th Cup
  • Dates : 1/4th Cup
  • Fresh Grated Coconut : 1/4th Cup
  • Take hot water in a bow and add Mung Sprouts (If there is any contamination during the process of Sprouting, hot water treatment kills the bacteria)
  • Leave aside for 2 mins, Drain the water and transfer Mung sprouts to mixing bowl
  • Add all the above ingredients to Sprouts
  • Mix them well. That’s it. A super tasty fruit & nut sprout dish that your palate loves is ready.
2. Sprout Salad With a Veggie Twist

Serves 3 | Prep Time: 15 Mins | Cook Time: 00

Source: Archana’s Kitchen

  • Chick Pea Sprouts : 1 Cup
  • Ground Nut Sprouts : 1/2 Cup
  • Grated Fresh Mango : 1/4th Cup (Optional)
  • Onions : 1/2 Cup
  • Grated Carrot : 1/2 Cup
  • Chopped Cucumber : 1/2 Cup
  • Chopped Tomato : 1/2 Cup
  • Broccoli : 1/2 Cup
  • Chopped Red Cabbage : 1/2 Cup
  • Chopped Red Bell Pepper : 1/2 Cup
  • Dry Mango & Pomegranate Powder : 2 table spoons
  • Lemon Juice : 2 lemons
  • Black Pepper Powder : 1 table spoon
  • Rock salt Powder : As per taste (Avoiding salt does so much good for your body. Try to make a habit)
  • Chopped Curry leaves : 1/4th Cup
  • Mint Leaves : 1/4th Cup
  • Chopped Cilantro : 1/4th Cup
  • Take hot water in a bowl, add Chick pea sprouts and ground nut sprouts to boiled water
  • Leave for 2 mins, Drain water and transfer sprouts to a mixing bowl
  • Add grated mango, carrot, chopped onions, cucumber, tomato, red cabbage, red bell pepper, broccoli, curry leaves, cilantro and mint leaves
  • Now add Pepper powder, lemon juice, dry mango & pomegranate power as a seasoning

(Note: I prefer not to add salt. If you can’t eat without salt, prefer powdered rock salt. No iodized salt please)

  • Mix them all well. Your super rich protein and nutrient Sprout Salad is ready.
3. Tangy Sprouted Puffed Rice (Bhel Puri)

Serves 2 | Prep Time : 10 Mins | Cook Time : 00 

Source: Ingredients:
  • Puffed Rice/Murmura : 2 cups
  • Moong Sprouts : 4 Table spoons
  • Soaked Ground nuts (Soak for 10 hours minimum) : 4 Table spoons
  • Finely Chopped Onions : 1/4th Cup
  • Grated Carrot : 1/4th cup
  • Grated Mango : 1/4th Cup
  • Finely Chopped Green Chillies : 1 or 2 as per requirement
  • Chopped Cilantro : 1/4 th Cup
  • Chopped Mint leaves : 1/4th Cup
  • Lemon Juice : 1 lemon
  • Dry Mango Powder : 1 table spoon (Optional)
  • Salt: If needed
  • Take a mixing bowl, add Moong sprouts and soaked ground nuts
  • To the same, add chopped onions, green chillies, grated mango, carrot, mint leaves, cilantro, dry mango power and finally squeeze lemon juice.
  • Mix all the contents well
  • Now add 2 cups of Puffed rice and mix thoroughly one final time
  • Tangy Sprouted Puffed rice is a perfect evening snack
Bottom Line:

Sprouts are good to eat uncooked. If you doubt any contamination, wash them with hot water (Don’t boil in hot water)

Above recipes are good with chosen sprout varieties, but you can always experiment with other sprout varieties. A twist can always be added with vegetable and fruit variety of your choice


How To Eat Sprouts & Never Face Gastric Problem

How To Live Life With Ease

How The Food You Eat Affects Your Brain

The choices of your food has a direct and long lasting impact on the master of your body, The Brain. That’s why you feel tired and restless after having certain foods and light and alert after having some other foods. Let’s dig deeper into the composition of Human Brain to know how our food choices affect the Brain

If we take off all the moisture out off the Brain, rest of the brain contains

  • Fats
  • Proteins
  • Micro Nutrients
  • Sugars

Brain is more than just its nutritional parts.However each of these components have it’s distinctive impact on it’s Functioning, Development, Mood & Energy. So that post lunch apathy or mid-night restlessness might be the affect of the food you eat on Brain.

What is the impact of the food components on our brain?


Not only the body, Trans and Saturated fatty acids may compromise brain health. Over all the fats, Omega 3& Omega 6 fatty acids are the super stars for brain health. They help in the maintenance of brain health. Lack of proper supply of these essential fatty acids degenerate brain condition. They should come from diet. Eating omega fatty acids rich food like Nuts, Seeds and Fatty Fish are essential for the creation and maintenance of cell membrane and maintenance of brain health


The Protein and Amino acids are not only essential in the growth and development of human body but also the brain. Protein & Amino acids manipulate how we feel and behave.
The complex combination of components in foods can stimulate brain cells to release mood altering neurotransmittors Norepinephrine, Dopamine and Serotonin. Among other foods, Amino acids act as Precursors to Neurotransmitters, the chemical messengers. Neurotransmitters carry signals between neurons, affecting things like Mood, Sleep, Attentiveness and Weight.


Like other parts of our body, Brain also benefits from the steady supply of Micro Nutrients. Vit B6, B12, Folic acid & Anti-oxidants are all Brain needs for proper functioning.
Free radicals destroy brain cells. Anti-oxidants in fruits and vegetables strengthen the brain in fighting the free radicals. They enable the brain to work for longer periods. Without powerful micro nutrients like Vitamin B6, B 12 and Folic Acid, Brain  is susceptible to brain disease and mental decline.


Minerals like Copper, Iron, Zinc and Sodium are fundamental for Early Cognitive development and Brain Health. Nuts, Fruits & Vegetables supply essential minerals that help in the mainte


In order for the brain to officially transform and synthesise Fats, Protein, Micro- Nutrients and Minerals, it needs fuel. While Human Brain weighs up to only 2% of our body weight, it uses up to 20% of energy resources. Most of this energy comes from carbohydrates in the form of glucose, the final form of carbohydrates.
Assuming that Our body gets glucose regularly, a specific type of carbohydrates that we eat, affects the way our brain works. We get carbs in 3 forms; Starch, Sugars and Fibres. In all the nutritional labels, all these 3 are lobbed into one total carb count.

The Best Carbs For Brain

The amount of fibre and starch and sugar combination in a particular food affects the way our body and brain reacts. If you eat a high glycemic food like white bread, there is a rapid release of glucose into the blood and followed by a gradual decline; there by the shoot down of attention span and mood.
On the other hand, Oats, Legumes, and Grains have slower glucose release into the blood enabling a steadier level of attentiveness.


Regional Neurological Associates

Bottom Line!

The food we eat is not only important for the functioning of the body but also in the Growth, Development and Functioning of it’s MASTER, The Brain. Our food choices also affects Mood and Energy levels. A diet with range of foods help maintain a balance combination of brain messengers enabling the Mood getting skewed from one direction to the other.
Change in the mental functions is one of the primary signals of nutrient deficiency. Hence, make sure you eat right combination of food to maintain Brain Health. Fatty Fish for Omega 3 & 6; Sprouts for Proteins; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Seeds for Micro-nutrients and Minerals; Oats, Legumes and Grains for healthy carbs can be considered as Brain Healthy Foods.

Also Read:

Live Life With Ease 

Right Way of Sprouting 

Reference: Based on the lesson by Mia Nacamulli

The Relation Between Oxygen Carrying Capacity in the Human Body & Iron

Everybody knows that we live on oxygen. If there is no oxygen on earth, there is no life on it. Oxygen plays a crucial role in everything that happens inside & outside of our body. Once lungs filter the air, blood carries the oxygen and supplies it to each and every cell in the body. The way our body functions and cells rejuvenate depend on the amount of oxygen in the blood. The oxygen carrying capacity of the blood depends on the amount of Iron in the blood.

Iron is an important element in various metabolic process in the human body which includes electron transport,DNA synthesis and mostly importantly Oxygen Transport to the cells. Unlike other minerals, the levels of Iron in the human body are controlled by its Absorption and Excretion. The absorption is a regulated process and is dependent on the amount of consumption. Unlike absorption , excretion is an unregulated process. Iron will be excreted through sweat, shredding of hair cells, skin cells and menstruation. Iron exists mainly in RBC as heme compound called Hemoglobin, to a lesser extent it is stored in the form of ferritin and hemosiderin and in muscle cells as myoglobin.

Lack of blood capacity to carry oxygen due to low levels of Iron and Hemoglobin is referred to as Anaemia.  When there is not enough Iron in the blood, the supply  of oxygen to Brain, Heart, Lungs and the total body goes down which leads to their lower functioning. One of the early symptoms of lack of proper oxygen supply to cells is Exhaustion. Even for a simple work, we feel more exhausted. 

Women are More vulnerable

Women are more prone to become anaemic comparatively due to their biological process, menstruation. Iron is one such mineral that is excreted during their biological process. So the amount of Iron and there by hemoglobin is less leading to lower levels of oxygen in their body. Hence, it makes them feel exhausted unnecessarily, look unintelligent and dumb (Due to lack of oxygen supply to brain cells). Because of all this, both the body and brain don’t function the way they have to.

Read to know Why conscious eating & drinking is important.?

Let’s find out a simple yet efficient way to combat Iron deficiency

Best Iron Supplement – Honey

Consumption of honey carries with it lot of benefits to our body. All we know is, honey gives instant energy, contains no cholesterol, no fats etc. People are also aware of early morning consumption of honey as a way to reduce the belly fat. But what most of the people are unaware of is honey as miraculous medicine for Iron absorption. Consuming a spoon of Honey with warm water on a daily basis helps in increasing Iron in the human body & there by hemoglobin % in the blood.
How to consume honey to attain the maximum benefits out of it?

Best Way to Consume Honey

Eating raw honey has some kind of benefits and while having it warm has another. But the ideal way of consuming honey is to have it in warm water. Honey should never be put it in boiling water as some part of it will turn poisonous when it crosses certain temperature. In the western culture, it is common practice to make honey recipes. But, honey should never be cooked. Hence honey should always be consumed with warm water for larger benefits.

Once you start taking honey on a daily basis; Iron, Hemoglobin, RBC content will go up slowly. So the level of inertia you feel in the body and  mind will slowly get reduced as the supply of oxygen to the cells increase. The cells in the body starts to rejuvenate, the dead cells will be replaced quickly and you start to feel more relaxed and energetic.

Bottom Line!

Oxygen supply to the cells is vital as the total functioning of the body and mind is dependent on the amount of oxygen at the cellular level. It doesn’t matter how much fresh oxygen we inhale if it doesn’t reach the cells. Iron is the only mineral that carries Oxygen to the cells. As it’s excretion is unregulated, intake of Iron on a daily basis is very important for the proper function of the Body and Mind. Honey consumption on a daily basis is the simple solution.

Try It To Believe It

Pregnant Women, The Most Vulnerable Group of Covid-19

As per UNICEF, Under the shadow of Covid-19, approximately 116 Million babies are expected to be born by the end of December 2020. (Projections are calculated by counting 40 weeks after Covid-19 was declared as pandemic on March 11 by WHO)

With increased measures of containment world wide, health care centers are experiencing new challenges like shortage of equipment and facilities, lack of skilled health care workers to attend labour, having midwives redeployed to attend covid-19 patients. These containment measures are disrupting the life saving health care services such as child birth putting the life of mother and baby at risk. Hence Expectant mothers, New mothers and Newborn are being greeted with these harsh realities.

Why Pregnant Women are Vulnerable to Covid-19?

Compared with non-pregnant women, Pregnant women are more prone to develop both bacterial and viral infections with some organisms. Several mechanical and pathophysiological changes like urinary stasis and decrease in respiratory volumes occur during pregnancy. Immune adaptions are required, to accommodate the requirements of the foetus exposing Pregnant mother to various infections. Covid-19 is one of such infections that pregnant mothers are susceptible to.

Precautions to be taken by Pregnant Mother:

Source: WHO

Myth Buster:

No vertical Transmission of Corona Virus from Pregnant mother to the Foetus:

Though Pregnant mother is infected with virus, it doesn’t infect the foetus. After studying 108 pregnant women, who are being infected with Covid-19 virus, there is no evidence found as to virus crossing placenta and infecting foetus. So don’t panic. Your baby is safe inside the womb.

Staying with baby after Delivery:

Provided that the baby is well and doesn’t require any neonatal care, Mother can stay with the baby

Breastfeeding when Infected:

There is no evidence as to the presence of virus in the breast milk. The risk of virus transmission to the new born arises because of close contact between infected mother and the newborn while feeding. So taking precautions like washing hands, wearing a mask reduce the chances of infecting the newborn.

Does the Corona virus cause Miscarriage?

There is no evidence till date to comment on increased risk of miscarriages if infected with virus.

Bottom Line!

To conclude, observing the studies conducted so far, there is no evidence on vertical transmission of virus from Pregnant mother to foetus or during the process of delivery. Further there is no evidence of presence of virus in the breast milk. Though, current evidence is ruling out the presumptions of virus transmission from mother to foetus, further extensive research is needed to completely overrule the transmission. Hence, pregnant women must take all the necessary precautions, as they are more susceptible to catch infections during Pregnancy.