FACTORY FARMED CHICKEN – A CAUSE OF POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS) IN WOMEN

Definition

It is defined as hormonal problem that causes women various symptoms including:

  • Acne
  • Excess hair growth
  • Irregular or no periods

Introduction

As a girl grows old & she achieves her puberty certain hormonal changes takes place in females which leads her to puberty & finally she achieves her puberty soon after her first menstrual cycle (periods). These periods must be regular on every month, but if it gets irregular the problem starts from here, girl starts worrying about her cycles & further stress begins.

WHAT IS POLY-CYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME (PCOS)?

As per abbreviation PCOS means Poly Cyctic Ovarian Syndrome which means that there are multiple cysts (balloon like structure) present in the ovaries abnormally. Ovaries are the 2 endocrine structures present in the female reproductive tract mainly responsible for certain hormones secretion & egg production which lets a female to achieve her reproductive cycles & to conceive.

The basic problem begins from the pituitary gland which is responsible for the hormone release as the sedentary life style, genetic makeup & obesity combines this causes the hypothalamus to release excessive gonadotrophs which leads to the mismatch between the LH (Luteinizing Homone) & FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone). These are the hormones which luteinize & stimulate the follicles from the ovaries to develop & finally shed off leading to the menstrual cycle. Due to this mismatch, the androgens are the hormones which when increase in the blood, causes the ovaries to develop multiple pearl like cysts in the ovaries. Other action of this excessive androgen is on the hair follicles which starts growing on the different parts of body. Due to the increased androgen & cysts formation the regular monthly cycles (period) gets irregular.

HOW IS FACTORY FARMED CHICKEN A CAUSE OF RAPIDLY INCREASING CASES OF PCOS?

In 1957 the average growth period for an eating chicken to reach slaughter weight was 63 days. By the 1990s the number of growth days had been reduced to 38 & the amount of feed required halved. Today these values have dropped to surprising values.



The consumers of chicken are currently way higher than the chicken are produced. In order to fulfill the increased chicken requirement they are being injected by hormonal injections which reduce their growth time resulting the chicken to reach the slaughter weight in a very few days.

The chicken is injected with Bovine Growth Hormone, which can increase insulin-like growth factor one in humans.  Perhaps worse, other hormones such as estrogen & testosterone are approved by the FDA for injection into the animals via an earpiece each animal is implanted with at birth. The FDA claims that even with supplementation the animal’s hormonal profile falls within normal ranges.

Moreover, chickens have been bred through genetic selection for several decades to produce birds that grow larger & faster, on less feed, than chickens of earlier eras. Giving growth hormones to modern farmed poultry would be pointless, as those birds could not possibly grow any faster. Hormones must be injected, not consumed through the intake of feed, in order to work. Chickens would have to be injected with growth hormones on a regular basis, a far too expensive & labor-intensive process for poultry farmers to undertake.

Clinically what happens to a female who has pcos?

The female gets under some changes which includes:

  • Menstrual disorders
  • Adrenal enzyme deficiencies
  • Hirsutism (excessive growth of hair on lips, chin, buttocks, thighs – known as male like hair pattern) are 80% common
  • Infertility (unable to conceive)
  • Obesity & metabolic syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Decrease breast size
  • Deepening of voice
  • Hair loss (alopecia)
  • Acne
  • Pelvic pain
  • Stress & Depression



 

As PCOS is recently found to be one of the major endocrine disorder in young females. Every female needs answer to the question that why & what causes this PCOS.

  • A female with central obesity (fat on the tummy) is said to be on the major risk of POCS understanding evidently the relation between obesity & PCOS. Obesity means increased fat (adipose tissue) in your body, which increase fats causing androgen production & this androgen as mentioned above causes the multiple pearls formation on the ovaries.
  • Studies suggest that the poultry chicken that are grown in the poultry farms on the basis of injections injected to the chick to grow rapidly are also the cause of PCOS in the young females as the population in our country is more use to of eating junk food in terms of chicken.
  • Genes are always responsible for certain syndromes which includes PCOS as well. We all carry genes from our parents if a parent is affected or even the parent have a mutated gene their offsprings have more chance to have PCOS.
  • Antiepileptic drugs such as valproic acid are also the culprit.
  • Females having type II diabetes are insulin resistant which usually leads to PCOS.
  • Female born with type I diabetes are also on the risk of PCOS.
  • Living sedentary life with lots of junk food in your diet leads to increase adipose tissue as this condition is related to the hormone imbalance the increase in adipose tissue causes insulin resistance which causes the androgens to increase and leads to PCOS.

HOW TO DIAGNOSE PCOS?

The diagnosis is easy as compared to the pathophysiology of the PCOS. PCOS is diagnosed on the criteria knows as ROTTERDAM criteria, the presence of 12 or more cysts in the ovary measuring 2-9 mm in size is the diagnostic criteria for the PCOS.

Other diagnosis is based on the:

  • Increased LH-FSH ratio
  • Abnormal TSH levels
  • Raised androgen levels
  • Fasting glucose level

Getting PCOS diagnosed is not a worrisome condition being worried is not a solution to the problem. PCOS is treated with the medical intervention in worsened cases & conditions.

  • The first thing need to treat is your sedentary lifestyle (a type of lifestyle with little or no physical activity. A person living a sedentary lifestyle is often sitting or lying, while reading, socializing, watching television, playing video games, or using a mobile phone/computer for much of the day) & obesity.
  • Decreasing the weight leads to decreased number of adipose tissue, which as a result decrease the insulin resistance further resulting in decreased androgen formation. When androgens are regulated properly the pearls in ovaries will not be formed.
  • Metformin is the drug of choice in these patients because it has a dramatic role in decreasing the insulin resistance.
  • GNrH analogues can be given
  • Oral contraceptive pills
  • Combined oral contraceptive pills
  • Androgen antagonists

As soon as the hormonal imbalance gets reverse & the balance starts the female achieves her normal cycles back & then the infertility treatment can let her to conceive.

If you are afraid of sharing your condition with your health care provider then this condition may lead to its complication which can be really troublesome for a doctor to treat. Every person in the world is not perfect, no matter what condition you have a doctor is always a good care taker.

PCOS Complications include

  • Infertility
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • High cholesterol
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Sleep apnea
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Heart attack
  • Diabetes
  • Breast cancer

Homes Remedies include



 

THE BEST REVENGE IS NOT TAKING ANY REVENGE

In life, the best revenge is actually not taking any revenge at all. It is not even holding on to any anger at all. It is moving on with your life. It is showing them that life is so much better after they are gone. It is easy to blame those that have wronged us, for just about everything that is wrong with our life. If it was not for them, I would be happy. If they did not do this, I would be where I want to be.

Most people get so caught up in blaming that they continue to blame & sabotage their own life, long after the person is gone from their life. Most people hold on to the blame because it is easier than moving on. Having an excuse or story of why they are not where they want to be gets them sympathy from others. The victim role gives them comfort & it is much easier than taking responsibility & moving on with their life. However it is not & will never be a happy place to stay happy.

Those who take responsibility for their life & are wanting to move one & put their past behind them are much more likely to gain freedom, success & happiness. There are horrible people in this world that have done wrong by others. It is not condoning other’s behaviour. It is taking back the power they have from you, when you are the one suffering long after they are gone. Who wins if you keep blaming them? Who wins if you move on, forget about them & create the best life & success you could ever imagine?Who wins if you move on? Who wins if you forget about them? Who wins if you create your best ever life, full of success & abundance? YOU WIN!!

Take back your power. Blame them for, what they have done, but do not blame them for what you have not done. Blame them for what they have done, but bless them for making you even stronger, for making you better. Blame them for what they have done, but thank them for showing you exactly what you do not want. You can blame the world for bringing them into your life, but then grateful for all the lessons it taught you, all the strengths it gave you, all the perspectives it gave you. Know in your heart that if they knew better they would do better. Know in your heart you do not need to take on any of your negative energy. How good does it feel to take that baggage off your shoulders? To focus on building your future. What a blessing! LET GO! MOVE FORWARD. NEVER LOOK BACK.

The best revenge is not taking any revenge.
It is simply moving on with your life, creating the best version of yourself.

CANCER & ITS PREVENTION

Definition

A malignant growth or tumor resulting an uncontrolled division of cells.

Introduction

  1. PHYSIOLOGICAL (NORMAL MECHANISM): The human body is made up of trillions of multiple types of cell which is known as basic structural unit. As every structure have its own life period up to which it lives. The cell has also the same. Therefore the nature has provided cell, the ability to divide & make its offsprings, expect of few type of cells. The cells continuously keeps on dividing & the other cells keeps on dying apoptosis (programmed cell death). This process of division & killing is regulated by certain genes & regulators. There is strict monitoring of these regulators so that the excessive cells are not formed & the excessive cells and not killed. Once there is an abnormality in the regulator the cells starts excessive division here the word cancer begins.
  2. GENETIC CHANGES: In normal cells, genes regulate growth, maturity and death of the cells. Genetic changes can occur at many levels. There could be a gain or loss of entire chromosomes or a single point mutation affecting a single DNA nucleotide.


 

There are 2 broad categories of genes which are affected by these change:

  • ONCOGENES: These are cancer causing genes. They may be normal genes which are expressed at inappropriately high levels in patients with cancers or they may be altered or changed normal genes due to mutation. In both cases these genes lead to cancerous changes in the tissues.
  • TUMOR SUPPRESSORGENES: These genes normally inhibit cell division & prevent survival of cells that have damaged DNA. In patients with cancer these tumor suppressor genes are often disabled. This is caused by cancer-promoting genetic changes. Typically, changes in many genes are required to transform a normal cell into a cancer cell.


 

There are usually two broad terms used in case of cancer:

  1. Benign
  2. Malignant

The term Benign is used in case of tumor which does not have the potential to spread or replicate so fast and does not have the ability to metastasize to the other organs. They are usually not worrisome.

The tern Malignant is used in those tumors which are relatively aggressive then benign & have the potential to replicate faster then benign & have the ability to metastasize to the other organs.

Types of cancers according to the Morbidity & Mortality




 

There is a big question in everyone’s mind is what causes the cancer but the answer is still unknown to the science yet certain mediators certain may be responsible which are as follows:

CHEMICAL CARCINOGENS

  • Cigarette smoking
  • Aflatoxins
  • Asbestos
  • Poly-cyclic hydrocarbons
  • Cancer chemotherapeutic drugs
  • Benzene
  • Chromium

RADIATIONS

  • Ultra-Violet rays
  • X-rays

VIRUSES

  • RNA Virus (HIV, Human T-cell virus)
  • DNA Virus (HPV, Hepatitis B, C, HSV type II).

DIETARY FIBERS

  • Low fiber diet
  • High fat Diet
  • Alcohol consumption

It is said that certain chronic diseases may lead to Cancer which includes:

  • Chronic varicose ulcer
  • Chronic osteomyelitis
  • Old burn scars
  • Tropical burns scars
  • Gastric ulcers
  • Gall stones
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative colitis

What if I have a tumor? How can I know that is it benign or malignant? Do I have to wait for a Doctor to tell me?

The answer to your question is NO. You can yourself evaluate between the benign & malignant but always remember always meet a doctor for the confirm diagnosis.

Here come the difference between the clinical benign & malignant tumors:

The benign tumors are always:

  • Slow growing
  • They are mobile (can move not fixed)
  • Do not have Ulceration
  • They are soft to touch
  • Does not bleed

Where as the malignant tumors are always:

  • Rapidly growing in nature
  • They are fixed adhered to the wall
  • Shows ulceration
  • Firm to hard while touching
  • Usually bleeds on touch or otherwise

These signs can give you an idea about the severity of you disease.

What can be the symptoms?

Yes!! The symptoms can also give the hint.

The benign tumors usually are symptom less they are found on the examination usually which may include:

  • Pain at any site
  • Pressure effects
  • Compression to any nerve or vessel
  • Vague pain or complains
  • Can produce the signs of obstruction or any hormone production

A malignant tumor produces the symptoms which includes:

  • Pain at any site
  • Bleeding from any site
  • Edema formation (Swelling sign)
  • Fever
  • Infections
  • Anemia
  • Malignant Cachexia (Weakness, Loss of weight, Insomnia, Loss of Apatite & Fatigue)

How to investigate a Cancer?

There are two types of investigations done for the purpose of cancer:

  1. For the purpose of diagnosis
  2. For the purpose of spread & Mets.

Cancer investigations includes a complete history with a complete physical examination, lab reports & radiology reports.

CYTOLOGICAL EXAMINATION: The cellular study is performed where the cells are seen live under microscope their nature activity & biology gives the evidence of being cancerous or non-cancerous. The methods to take the cells are:

  • FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology)
  • Trucut biopsy
  • Core cut biopsy
  • Frozen section

SEROLOGICAL EXAMINATION: The serological study is designed to perform via blood examination where certain specific & non-specific tumor marker are detected to know about the presence of type of cancer such as:

  • CEA
  • AFP
  • HCG
  • PSA
  • Monoclonal immunoglobulins.

RADIOGRAPHIC STUDY: This is performed in a dual beneficial aspect to know the morphology of the tumor & also to know about the spread of disease beneficial in treatment & staging which includes:

  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • CT-Scan
  • MRI
  • DEXA-Scan
  • Sestamibi-Scan
  • Isotope-Scan
  • PET-Scan
  • Mammography
  • HIDA-Scan

How can I prevent from being attacked from Cancer?

Cancer prevention is an important topic to be discussed the preventive measures. Certain cancers can be prevented by early detection soon when the changes are about to begin.

  • Such as PEP smear for cervical cancer
  • Mammography & breast examination
  • Testicular cancer by testis examination

Early sign or symptom of any condition discussed above if seen in any patient can prevent the person from malignancy.

Dietary factors can also prevent this condition which are:

  • Use of antioxidant fruits & vegetables
  • Sour fruits
  • Juicy fruits
  • One of the best fruit yet found is know as SOUR SOP and its leave the other name of this fruit is GAYA BANO.


How can I get treated form cancer?

There are many types of cancer treatment. The types of treatment that you have will depends upon the type of cancer you have & how advanced it is. Some people with cancer will have only 1 treatment, but most people have a combination of treatments, such as surgery with chemotherapy or radiation therapy. You may also have immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or hormone therapy.

THE Side effects of Cancer therapy

The effects varies from person to person but few of them are:

  • Anemia
  • Appetite Loss
  • Bleeding & Bruising (Thrombocytopenia)
  • Constipation
  • Delirium
  • Diarrhea
  • Edema
  • Fatigue
  • Hair Loss (Alopecia)
  • Infection & Neutropenia
  • Lymphedema
  • Memory or Concentration Problems
  • Mouth & Throat Problems
  • Nausea & Vomiting
  • Nerve Problems (Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • Pain
  • Sexual & Fertility Problems (In Both Men & Women)
  • Skin and Nail Changes
  • Sleep Problems
  • Urinary and Bladder Problems

 

رمضان اور سگریٹ کا روذہ

آج سے چند روز بعد سارا نظام بدل جائے گا۔دوکانوں پر چپس ‘ بسکٹ ‘ ڈبل روٹی‘ انڈے اور بوتلیں سامنے رکھی ہوں گی لیکن سگریٹ چھپا دیے جائیں گے گویا روزہ صرف سگریٹ سے ہی ٹوٹتا ہے۔سارا دن ٹی وی پر مشروبات کے فرحت بخش اشتہارات چلیں گے اورروزہ داروں کا صبر آزمائیں گے۔بڑے بڑے برینڈ اچانک اپنے اشتہارات میں عقیدت کا رنگ بھر لیں گے اور ہر چیز رمضان کا نام لے کر بیچی جائے گی۔افطاری کے قریب ٹی وی پر باتھ روم کلینر کے اشتہارات بمعہ تصویر دکھائے جائیں گے اور بار بار دکھائے جائیں گے۔رمضان کے احترام میں جگہ جگہ ’ڈیزل‘ میں پکے پکوڑوں سموسوں کی دوکانیں کھل جائیں گی ‘ مسجدیں یکدم آباد ہوجائیں گی اورگداگروں کی ٹولیاں ہر طرف گشت کریں گی۔شیطان بند اور انسان آزاد ہوجائیں گے۔دفاتر میں کام ٹھپ ہوجائے گا کیونکہ کچھ لوگوں کو یقین ہے کہ روزہ دار کا حق ہے اگر وہ روزہ رکھے توبے شک کوئی کام نہ کرے لیکن تنخواہ پوری لے۔
کچھ روز بعد ٹریفک بے ہنگم سی ہوجائے گی‘ افطار کے اوقات میں لوگ ہوا کے دوش پر اڑتے نظر آئیں گے‘ چوراہوں پر ٹریفک جام ہوجائے گی‘ سب کو صر ف ایک ہی جلدی ہوگی کہ کسی طرح گھر پہنچ کر افطاری میں شریک ہوجائیں۔پہلے یہ ہوتا تھا کہ جب کوئی کہتا تھا کہ ’میں روزے سے ہوں‘ تو بے اختیار اس کے لیے احترام کے جذبات امڈ پڑتے تھے۔ آج کل جب کوئی یہ جملہ کہتا ہے تو پتا نہیں کیوں یکدم خوف طاری ہوجاتاہے کہ موصو ف کہیں یکدم بھڑک ہی نہ جائیں۔ہمارے محلے میں ایک حاجی صاحب رہتے ہیں جو روزہ رکھ لیں تو پورے محلے کو اندازہ ہوجاتاہے کہ حاجی صاحب روزے سے ہیں ۔ حاجی صاحب کا تقاضہ ہوتا ہے کہ انہیں دوکان پر سب سے پہلے سامان دیا جائے کیونکہ ان کا روزہ ہے‘ سائیکل پر جارہے ہوں تو بیچ سڑک میں چلتے ہیں ‘ گاڑی والا ہارن دے تو گھور کر ایک ہی جواب دیتے ہیں’اوئے۔۔۔میرا روزہ ہے‘۔ لوڈشیڈنگ کی صورت میں بنیان پہن کر گھر کے صحن میں لیٹ جاتے ہیں اور سب بچوں کو حکم دیتے ہیں کہ مجھے زور زور سے پنکھا جھلو‘ میر اروزہ ہے۔مالک مکان کرایہ بھی مانگنے آئے تو یہی جواب دے کر بھگا دیتے ہیں۔
گرمی بہت ہے‘ روزے یقیناًانتہائی سخت ہوں گے‘ ایسے میں حاجی صاحب جیسے کئی لوگوں نے پہلے سے ہی کچھ ضروری انتظامات کرلیے ہیں مثلاً میرے ایک بٹ دوست نے پکا ارادہ کر لیا ہے کہ وہ سحری میں چار بڑے گلاس دہی کی لسی کے پئیں گے تاکہ سارا دن پیاس نہ لگے۔ پچھلی دفعہ بھی انہوں نے ایسا ہی کیا تھا اورایسی خماری چڑھی تھی کہ افطاری کے وقت جب انہیں نیند سے اٹھایا جاتا تو آنکھیں ملتے ہوئے اٹھتے کہ ’ایڈی جلدی دن گذر گیا؟‘‘۔بٹ صاحب افطاری میں دال چاول کا پتیلا لے کر ایک طرف بیٹھ جاتے ہیں اور اکثر تب اٹھتے ہیں جب پتیلے میں سے خود آواز آتی ہے کہ ’بٹ صاحب ہن تے مینوں چھڈ دیو‘۔ایک اور صاحب ہیں جنہیں ہر وقت یہی شبہ رہتا ہے کہ ان کا روزہ ٹوٹ گیا ہے۔روزے کی حالت میں فون کر کرکے دوستوں سے پوچھتے ہیں کہ بیگم پیاز کاٹ رہی تھی‘ آنکھ میں آنسو آگئے‘ روزہ تو نہیں ٹوٹا؟ ۔۔۔ٹی وی لگایا تو اچانک ایک گانے والے چینل پر نظر پڑ گئی‘ روزہ تو نہیں ٹوٹا؟۔۔۔گھرمیں بریانی پک رہی ہے‘ دیکھ کر منہ میں پانی آگیا‘ روزہ تو نہیں ٹوٹا؟۔۔۔مجھے حسرت ہی رہی کہ کاش کبھی ان کے منہ سے یہ بھی سننے کو ملے کہ آج میں نے بچے سے کہہ دیا کہ باہر جاکر محلے دار سے کہہ دو میں گھر پر نہیں ہوں‘ روزہ تو نہیں ٹوٹا؟۔۔۔میں نے تین سو روپے میٹر والا کپڑا بارہ سو روپے میٹر میں فروخت کیا‘ روزہ تو نہیں ٹوٹا؟۔۔۔میں نے کل کے باسی سموسے پکوڑے اپنی ماسی کو دے دیے‘ روزہ تو نہیں ٹوٹا۔۔۔میں نے ساری رات کنڈا لگا کر اے سی چلایا‘ روزہ تو نہیں ٹوٹا؟۔۔۔میں نے صبح کی نماز میں ایک بچے کو دھکا دے کر پچھلی صف کی طرف دھکیل دیا‘ روزہ تو نہیں ٹوٹا؟۔۔۔میں نے اپنے غیر مسلم ملازم کو سارا دن بھوکا پیاسارکھا‘ روزہ تو نہیں ٹوٹا۔۔۔ہوسکتا ہے ان چیزوں سے روزہ نہ ٹوٹتا ہو‘ بہرحال کسی کا دل ضرور ٹوٹ جاتاہے۔
بچپن میں مولوی صاحب ہمیں پڑھایا کرتے تھے کہ روزے کی حالت میں بھوکا پیاسا رہ کر انسا ن کو غریب کی حالت کا احساس ہوتاہے۔ لیکن ہمیں تو اپنی بھوک پیاس مار دیتی ہے کسی کی طرف خاک دھیان جانا ہے۔اصولی طور پر ماہ رمضان میں ہر گھر میں راشن کی مقدار کم ہوجانی چاہیے لیکن اس کے الٹ ہوتاہے۔آپ کبھی حساب لگا کر دیکھئے گا‘ بھوک پیاس کے اِس مہینے میں سب سے زیادہ کھایا جاتاہے۔لوگ بھوک پیاس کو برداشت کرنے کی بجائے اس کے حل ڈھونڈنے میں لگے رہتے ہیں۔پچھلے دنوں فیس بک پر ایک اشتہار دیکھا جس میں دعویٰ کیا گیاتھا کہ ایک گولی کھانے سے آپ کو سارا دن بھوک پیاس نہیں لگے گی لہذا رمضان میں یہ گولی مسلمانوں کے لیے تحفے سے کم نہیں۔ بندہ پوچھے اگر بھوک پیاس ہی نہ لگی تو روزہ کیسا؟ ؟؟ بھائی جی! روزہ رکھنا ہے‘ روزے کو شکست نہیں دینی۔۔۔
وہ لوگ جن کا حقیقی روزہ ہوگا ان کی پہچان بڑی آسان ہے۔۔۔یہ کبھی کسی سے نہیں پوچھیں گے کہ تمہارا روزہ ہے؟۔۔۔یہ تھکے ہوئے بھی نظر نہیں آئیں گے۔۔۔کسی بے روزہ دار کو کھاتے پیتے دیکھ کر اِن پر لرزہ طاری نہیں ہوگا۔۔۔نماز کی صورت میں یہ کسی کو بتائے بغیر خاموشی سے دفتر کے دوسرے کمرے میں جائیں گے اور نماز ادا کرکے واپس اپنی نشست پر آجائیں گے۔یہ گاڑی بھی بڑے سکون سے چلائیں گے ۔دورانِ ڈرائیونگ افطاری کی صورت میں گاڑی ایک طرف روکیں گے ‘ ڈیش بورڈ پر پڑی کھجور کھا کرپانی پئیں گے اور اطمینان سے دوبارہ گھر کی طرف چل پڑیں گے۔۔۔یہ سحری بھی اُتنی ہی کرتے ہیں جتنا عام دنوں میں ناشتہ کرتے ہیں۔۔۔افطاری کے وقت بھی پکوڑوں سموسوں کا انبار کھانے کی بجائے پیاس بجھائیں گے اور کچھ دیر بعد معمول کے مطابق رات کا کھانا کھائیں گے۔۔۔ان کے چہرے پر آپ کو بیزاریت کی بجائے بشاشت نظر آئے گی۔۔۔یہی وہ لوگ ہیں جو روزے رکھتے ہیں‘ بھگتاتے نہیں۔۔۔یہ سحری کھاتے نہیں کرتے ہیں۔۔۔دفتر کا کام مزید بہتر طریقے سے کرنے کی کوشش کرتے ہیں۔۔۔یہ تعداد کم ہے لیکن اتنی بھی کم نہیں۔ ان کے برعکس وہ لوگ توآپ نے دیکھے ہی ہوں گے جو سحری کے وقت پوری طرح چوکنے رہتے ہیں کہ اذان کے قریب فٹا فٹ دو تین گلاس پانی کے پی لیں اور افطاری کے وقت آستینیں چڑھا لیں۔۔۔
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THE BENEFITS OF CASTOR OIL

Castor Oil is derived from the seeds of the castor bean plant Ricinus communis. Records show that many years ago the plant was referred to as the “Palma Christe” because the shape of the plant’s leaves were said to resemble the palm of Christ.

Castor Oil can do wonders for your skin & body.

  1. Castor Oil is used for Warts, Skin Tags, Acne, Dry Skin, Moles & Cellulite.
  2. Castor Oil contains Ricinoleic Acid that kills Germ & Bacteria.
  3. Castor Oil contains Omega-6 Fatty Acids that soothe cracked & dry skin.
  4. Castor Oil contains Vitamin-E that fights Free Radicals & Skin Aging.
  5. Castor Oil naturally boosts immune function & speeds up healing process.
  6. Castor Oil increases white blood cells & the count of T-11 cells that acts as anti-bodies that help kill viruses, fungi, bacteria & cancer cells.
  7. Castor Oil helps balance hormones & improves fertility.

The following essential oils can be added to Castor Oil for added benefits:

Castor Oil & Tea Tree Oil for Warts

Mix 1 teaspoon caster oil, 1 tea spoon baking soda & 2 drops of tea tree oil. Apply the mixture & cover with a band-aid & leave overnight.

Caster Oil & Rosehip for Dry Skin

Mix 1 teaspoon castor oil & half tea spoon rosehip oil & apply on dry skin twice a day.

Caster Oil & Lavender for Acne

Mix 1 teaspoon of castor oil & 2 drops lavender oil & apply after cleansing of affected area.

CASTER OIL & COCONUT OIL

Mix 1 teaspoon of castor oil, 1 teaspoon of coconut oil & rosemary leaves & apply on scalp for 2 hours before shower.

BEING A FASHION DESIGNER – BUT ONLY FOR A MOMENT

Being a fashion designer is not an easy task. Every profession needs hard work & dedication. Apart from that, a quality time at work is very important to achieve success. These days I am very busy & frustrated due to work. I literally shout on my employees as I am very stressed to meet the deadlines. This week is full of  very hustle bustle due to the new collection launch. What makes me even more frustrated is the lack of discipline that I currently observe at my boutique. I am very disappointed at my workers. I had no meal since morning. I do not even have a second to sit & relax. Currently nothing can please me more than a satisfying customer & a good word of mouth. I aim to work all day & night because success tastes so good. A client needs a dress which is out of the stock. I informed my staff about the demand, but still the staff has not arranged the dress. The client is coming to collect the dress in a while. I have no idea what will happen next. My staff can suspect too many emotions inside me. I am angry, I am worried, I am stressed, I am tired & a lot more. I have never been so worried in my life before. I was thinking about my boutique… It was my dream once & now it is my life. I can not let it’s image ruin. I was lost in my own thoughts when suddenly I heard the alarm ring. Getting back to my senses I realized it was just a dream & I was sleeping in my bed without any worries. I realized I am not a fashion designer. I have orders to fulfill & no requirements to meet.

I started wondering, “Does success or failure really matters when everything has to end anyway? Why is there a need to worry, even if that is for a few minutes? The role that we play in a particular situation or time, is that really our actual role?”

I do not work in reality. My reality is very different from my dream. We all play different roles in different situations. We see hundreds of dreams. We call some dreams good, some bad & sometimes we do not even remember the dreams after waking up. The weirdest thing is that we can feel in the dreams. Sometimes we wake up feeling weird about someone or something after we see a dream. But do we care about the feelings or what happened in the dream? No. Because it was just a dream & we do not have control over it. Now take a moment & think about your life. Life is also like a dream. All that has passed feels like a dream. We run behind so many things. We want fame, success, money, recognition, luxuries & many more. The cost of achieving all these things are sleepless nights, skipping family functions, lack of bonding with friends & less time spent with the loved ones. Stress & anxiety are a companions on the way. Life is exactly like the dream which is going to end anyway, no matter what we do. We get stressed over little things. Everyday is a race for something different in which we play a different role every other day, every other moment. Now if you look back at moments in the past you will feel weird for feeling so worried back in the past. You would have never worried if you knew every thing will be perfectly alright. Life is a dream where every day every moment we play a different role. We need to understand that all problems, all stress, all worries are just for a limited time. Therefore, do not occupy your mind with worries as this moment will be a dream tomorrow.

         All life is temporary. Why worry about anything that is only temporary!
-Buddha

 

REVIEW TIME | Tarte Skincare | Scrub Clean Set

Product Name: Tarte Skincare | Scrub Clean Set

The SCRUB CLEAN SET Contains: Cleansing Cutie Scrubber, Deluxe Deep Dive Cleansing Gel, Travel Frxxxtion Stick 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

Price: PKR. 1900-2500

DEEP DIVE CLEANSING GEL Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodipropionate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Propanediol, Sodium Coco PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyquaternium-10, Fructosyl Cocoate/Olivate, Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Cocoyl/Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Oat/Wheat Protein, Potassium Sorbate, Allantoin, Panthenol, Cocamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Sodium Glycolate, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Cocoyl Hydroxyethyl Imidazoline, Methyl Alcohol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Algae Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Gardenia Taitensis Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Linalool.

FRxxxTION STICK Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Stearate, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Glycerin, Diatomaceous Earth, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Quaternium-90 Sepiolite, Charcoal Powder, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite, Kaolin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate.

SCRUBLET is made in China.

Formulated Without: parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without  phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, formulated without gluten.

MY TAKE ON THIS PRODUCT

The Tarte Frxxxxtion Stick is a 3 in 1 exfoliating cleanser/scrub/mask. It is a twist up black solid product containing micro beads. The product gradually pops up as the base is twisted. It is applied on dampen skin for best results, where it converts into a gel consistency. It feels cool on the skin. It is best for sensitive skin types. I applied it on my dampen skin & let it dry for some time & then I massaged it with the scrubber. The product is said to remove the dead skin. And really it did. I left it for 15 minutes on my face & then washed it off after a good massage. My skin felt so clean, cool & even. I could see a visible difference in my skin as I have hyper-pigmentation issues. My skin looked & felt better. The packaging is simple & cute, plus it is travel friendly.

The Deep Dive Cleansing Gel comes in a cute little blue packaging with pretty flowers on it. It feels cool on the skin as I have a very sensitive skin. I use it usually when I am home after a whole day out in sun. My skin literally burns if I’m out in the sun for too long. Applying this product after a long, hot day on my skin literally feels like heavens.

Overall I love the Tarte Scrub Clean Set & I will definitely buy the complete Rainforest of the Sea Set.

My Rating & Recommendation: Pass! (10/10) Love it!

ORDERED FROM: Mum'z World
Mum'z World provides original cosmetics & skin care products shipped directly from Sephora. I 100% recommend ordering products from there.

 

LABOUR DAY

We hear too much & we listen too less but we all know about the labour day. Today it is Labour Day, a day of an economic class which earns hand to mouth to meet their daily expenses. An economic class that earns hardly $2 & is the lower middle class of any economy. But is the celebration of labour day justifying the holiday granted to these people? Or do we have any other alternative? Can we think of what could be done instead? Leaving the  answering of these questions unto you, it is very important for us to know what a labour day is, where did it come from & why is it celebrated universally.

The day, 1st of May which we mark as a labour day is basically celebrated in respect of labour strike by labours of Chicago. What was that incident about? The labours of Chicago blasted a dynamite on police against their brutality towards labour class during a strike of Haymarket riot. As a consequence 8 policemen died while 8 random labours were convicted without any proof of charge. Subsequently the news got viral & all of the world’s labour class protested in favour of the rally labours who were striking for their rights. Every year on May 1st the labour continued to strike in remembrance of their community. The day was then declared as a labour day on 1891 by National Congress Party.

The purpose of labour day is to realize the hardwork of labour class & appraise their existence as an integral part of economy. Mamnoon Hussain the Presisent of Pakistan delivers in his address to the Nation news. He says, “This day symbolizes the strength & character of the Pakistani workforce & its devotion & commitment towards making our country a prosperous & progressive nation in the world.”  It is very important for all of the classes of any country to recognize the importance of labour class & appreciate their existence as a backbone to economy.

In a nutshell, the labour class of any country is as important as that “kaam wali or maasi or driver” in all the houses without whom the home cannot even think of surviving. This does not make one look lazy or irresponsible rather having a labour working side by side gives a psychological fulfillment. On this labour day instead of uploading big status on social media showing sympathies for labour, let’s thank our maasi, our rackshay wala, our sabzi wala, our pappa ka driver, our maali & all other labour that works for our ease.

HAPPY LABOUR DAY TO ALL OF YOU!

FAMILY THE WORDS CRAFT SALUTES LABOUR ALL AROUND THE WORLD 🙂

5 HACKS ABOUT WOMEN OF ALL TIME

As a short note: “Woman can not take a decision,  are poor managers, are too emotional drama, are excessive buyers & are too expressive… ARE ALL COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS… if you do not trust me read it & reflect.”

Duh! Women can take care of lions, cats & all pets, who is a human?
First a home which is governed by woman; mother is more productive than homes governed by fathers since woman are more concerned about quality over numbers. Recent scientific research about woman at workplace suggests, “Women at workplace are as important as men because women take care of quality at workplace resulting higher productivity & progress, reducing tension & stress at workplace. Likewise women at home have been better playing their roles being concerned about child’s health, education & security as well as making the habits of family.

Secondly, women by nature are excellent in soft skills & are compassionate towards others. Therefore, women take care of customers needs as effectively as a mother can which helps them take better decisions. As the ultimate goal of both the parties, mother & manager is to maximize shareholders wealth (family members) or satisfy the customer needs (children). Similarly, women at home take care of everyone’s needs as effectively as any manager in the organization can. Hence, a declamation which says woman are poor managers & decision makers remains an opinion and not a fact.

Thirdly, women are considered weak in emotional intelligence since they react easily bursting into tears regarding it as sign of weakness looked down for. Research on emotional intelligence as shared by Thinking Minds have revealed that emotionally intelligence is not similar to being cold & pretending like nothing happened. Rather to react in anyway which is harmless to others such as crying, undergoing some exercises, usually women choose to concentrate on work, or even listening to the one compassionately actually helps the emotional intelligence to grow & make a person stronger, habit of mothers while bringing up a child. This quality leads to better understanding of situations helping to make better decisions in future.

Fourth, women are blind after their desires of shopping, entertainment e.t.c & can not differentiate between useful & wasteful is a direct insult to the taste of woman as mothers. There is no mother who chooses a thing of waste for her children. Women are more evaluative when it comes to choosing & buying a thing for either personal or household use. She would not buy a thing that does not adds to the value of house & people of the house. Women buy too much but they buy needs is the real cause of buying because she is the one who is going to manage & direct the members of the house. She knows who needs what and how much. So be thankful to her for whatever she does for you.

Last, women are effective communicators in all forms of feminine which is misperceived as they are too expressive or bold; outspoken since the right to speak for woman is a sin or disgust. Woman can express themselves more vividly & harmlessly unless triggered to react in an unacceptable way. Woman are more direct about their feelings which does not make them any drama queen or emotional fool. Rather woman are honest with their feelings & spiritual souls. To say what you feel is actually becoming a challenge in this cold world. The solution is not to remain silent but to develop tolerance to be able to absorb what is said.

Woman is the most flexible creation of God who is capable of both what a man can & can not. Hence, woman should stop comparing themselves with men & start appreciating their existence as an independent & incomparable creation of God.

REVIEW TIME | Max Factor Max Effect Gloss Cube | Hot Aubergine | 12

Product Name: Max Factor Max Effect Gloss Cube

Number: 12

Shade: Hot Aubergine

Price: PKR.950

Ingredients: Dimethicone, Polyisobutene, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, CoperniciaCeriferaCera, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tin Oxide, Linalool, Geraniol, [+/- CI 15850, CI 19140, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 42090, CI 45380, CI 75470]

MY TAKE ON THIS PRODUCT

The shade Hot Aubergine is a brownish-maroon colour. There are 10 different shades in total. The product packaging is simple. The name clearly reflects that the packaging is transparent cube shaped which makes it easy to see the product colour inside the container. You get a doe foot applicator with a thin wand for an easy application.

The product is itself quite thick & shiny. The best thing about it is that it does not feel sticky at all, as most glosses have a sticky feeling. It has a miniature glitter in it. The glitter is not tacky, which is a plus point. The gloss is high shine. It is not highly pigmented. Even the wear time is not that great. I was highly disappointed by the wear time which has less than 2 hours. I have an oily skin & I do not expect glosses to stay long on my lips. But this was very disappointing as there was no stain, no moisture left, literally no signs of gloss after 2 hours of application.

My Rating & Recommendation: Pass (6/10)