About Manbir & Gurpreet

Gurpreet Kaur’s journey in this world .... Gurpreet Kaur was a Musician. She was a singer and a composer of music. Her interest was composing and singing Gurbani Shabads in Indian Classical style. She sang Shabads in All the Raags mentioned in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. She also taught Gurmat Sangeet at Gurmat Gian Missionary College, Jawadi, Ludhiana. Elder child to Pushpinder Kaur and Dr. Brig. Harminder Singh, was born in Amritsar on 13th Jan 1962. She attended various convent schools as a child because her father would get frequent Army postings as a dental surgeon. She graduated with Music Honors from Govt. College for Women, Chandigarh. Music was her hobby and she composed and sang Raag based Gurbani Shabads. Doing Kirtan was part of growing up nurtured by her parents. She learned music from her father Dr. Brigadier Harminder Singh who was a dental surgeon in Indian Army and a very good singer himself. Gurpreet’s Bhua (father’s sister), Ajit Kaur retied as a Head of Department of Music from Govt. College for Women Ludhiana, and was a renounced Punjabi singer of her time. Gurpreet Kaur also learned nuances of Indian Classical Music from Pandita Sharma. She was a mother of three children, and a grandmother. Her daughter Keerat Kaur is a Computer Engineer. Her two sons Gurkeerat Singh and Jaskeerat Singh are doctors in USA. Her daughter Keerat Kaur too was part of her group ~ Gurmat Gian Group. Gurpreet Kaur left this world at the age of 54yrs on 12th Sept 2016 in Baltimore USA. She had recorded around 25 cds of Gurbani Keertan. 'Raag Ratan' Album (6 CDs) is a Compilation of Shabads in All the 31 Sudh Raags of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Gauri Sagar' Album (3 CDs) is a Compilation of All forms of Raag Gauri in Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. 'Nanak Ki Malhaar' ~ ((3 CDs) is an album of Raag Malhar Shabads in various forms of Malhar. 'Gur Parsaad Basant Bana' ~ (3 CDs) is an album of Shabads in Raag Basant sung in various forms of Raag Basant. Har Ki Vadeyai Sarni Aayea Sewa Priya Kee Preet Piyaree Mohan Ghar Aavho Karo Jodariya Mo Kao Taar Le Raama Taar Le Tere Kavan Kavan Gun Keh Keh Gawan Mera Baid Guru Govinda Saajanrraa Mera Saajanrraa

Chewing Food more helps in shedding weight!

Chewing Food more helps in shedding weight!
According to a new study: Chewing each mouthful of food for longer duration might help Chew food.jpgto reduce weight.

Volunteers who chewed each mouthful 40 times ate 12 % less food than those chewed just 15 times.

It is thought that chewing for a long time checks over eating as the brain is given more time to receive signals from the stomach that it is full. It also lowers the level of Ghrelin, a hormaone that controls hunger.

Chewing breaks food down from large particles into smaller particles that are more easily digested and better absorbed.

Saliva too has digestive enzymes which help in digesting food. More the time saliva has on the food the better it is and less stress on the intestines.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Most Common are:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Syphilis
  • Human Papillpmavirus (HPV) associated condyloma acuminataum.
  • Chlamydial Genital infections
  • Herpes Virus Genital infections
  • Trichomonas vaginitis
  • Chancroid
  • Granuloma Inguinale
  • Scabies
  • Louse infestation
Among women who have sex with women –  Bacterial Vaginosis.
Especially in men who have sex with men (Oral Anal)

  • Shigellosis
  • Hepatitis A, B & C.
  • Amebiasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Cryptosporidiosis
  • Salmonellosis
  • Campylobacteriosis
Both Homosexual and heterosexual are prone to HIV infections.

Tea: Few Facts

Tea: Few Facts

Drinking a few cups of tea may be good for your health. Here are few facts on Tea.

  • Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant. They contain antioxidants that counter free radicals, which can damage cells. Antioxidants may reduce or help prevent some of this damage.
  • The difference between the three main varieties of tea (green, black, and oolong) is the process used to make them. Black tea is exposed to air, or fermented, which darkens the leaves and gives them flavor. Green tea is made by heating or quickly steaming the leaves. Oolong tea leaves are partially fermented.
  • There’s no hard evidence that drinking tea can prevent cancer in people in general; many factors affect cancer risk. However, several studies have linked drinking tea to a lower risk of cancer for some people. More research is needed to define those groups.
  • Some studies show that drinking green tea may help curb a few heart disease risk factors, including body weight, blood pressure, and cholesterol absorption. However, the FDA denied a petition filed by a green tea maker that wanted to put heart-health claims on its product’s label, ruling that there wasn’t credible scientific evidence to support the claims.
  • There is some evidence that green tea may help control glucose (or blood sugar) levels, however, that hasn’t been widely tested in people. More research is needed to learn how much green tea would be needed and whether green tea also helps curb body weight and body fat.
  • Herbal teas are not made from the Camellia sinensis plant and are not really teas at all. Herbal teas are an infusion of leaves, roots, bark, seeds, or flowers from other types of plants. Common herbal teas include chamomile and mint. They are not associated with the potential health benefits of green, black, or oolong tea.
  • You get the most antioxidants from freshly brewed tea; those compounds are reduced in instant tea, decaffeinated tea, and bottled tea. Researchers have not determined how many cups of freshly brewed green tea are recommended each day, but people in Asia typically drink at least three cups daily.
  • Fresh brewing is the way to get the most antioxidants from your tea, so knowing how long to steep the tea is an important part of the process. Three to five minutes is the recommended amount of time for maximizing the benefits.
  • Iced tea often contains low to negligible amounts of catechins compared with the high concentrations found in a cup of hot tea, because adding water to brewed tea dilutes the concentration. However, iced tea and hot tea could contain approximately the same level of antioxidants if, when preparing iced tea, you use 50% more tea than when preparing a similar amount of hot tea to allow for dilution. About 85% of the tea drunk in the U.S. is iced tea.
  • Green tea contains caffeine, so pregnant women or those who are breastfeeding shouldn’t drink more than one or two servings of green tea per day, according to the American Dietetic Association. People with irregular heartbeats or anxiety disorders also should be cautious about how much caffeine they get, from green tea or other sources.
  • A Swiss study found that drinking black tea with a meal reduced iron absorption by 79% to 94% when compared with drinking water. People with an iron deficiency might consider drinking tea only between meals.
                                                                            Contents from:http://www.webmd.com
Tea and its benefits
Green Tea

Teeth created from Stem Cells

Teeth created from Stem Cells

Scientists at Tokyo University of Sciences Japan, have created Teeth from Stem cells. Teeth complete with connective fibers and bones have been created using mouse stem cells and successfully transplanted them into mice. This is a great progress in stem cell research and would lead to further innovations.The entire tooth units, which were inserted into lower jaws of mice, attached successfully with jawbones and the rats were able to chew normally.
Stem Cell
Medical Tidbits

Elixir of Youth possible !

Elixir of Youth possible !

Scientists have discovered a new drug which they believe could reverse the effects of premature ageing and extend human life.
In an experiment, a team of U.S. scientists took skin cells from children with Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome, a rare genetic condition in which babies rapidly grow old and look many times older than their age and die young but looking old. The disease causes levels of a mutant protein called progerin to build up inside every cell of the body, producing defects and rapidly ageing the cells.
The cells from these children were made healthy again by using a drug Rapamycin. This drug is used to suppress the immune system in organ transplants. It was created from a bacterium found in the soil on Easter Island -which lies more than 2,000 miles off Chile. This drug is also known as “forever young drug“.
In the latest research, the scientists, who included eminent genetic scientist Dr Francis Collins and collaborators from Harvard Medical School, studied the effect of the drug on skin cells from three children with HGPS.Treating them with the drug flushed the poisonous protein out of the cells and reversed the defects, effectively making them healthy again. The cells also lived longer.
According to co-authors of the study:

  • It is known that during ageing, our cells accumulate byproducts of normal cell function, said Dimitri Krainc, one of the co-authors of the study.
  • Our body’s ability to remove this debris declines with ageing and it is thought that even a small activation of this `debris removal’ system would extend the health and life-span of our cells and organs.
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