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বয়ঃসন্ধি কালে হরমোনের পরিবর্তনের কারণে কিশোর বয়সের ছেলেমেয়েদের মধ্যে বিভিন্ন পরিবর্তন লক্ষ করা যায়। এই পরিবর্তন সম্পর্কে তাদের নিজেদের যেমন কোন ধারনা থাকেনা – অন্যদিকে মা বাবারা ও বুঝতে পারেননা তাদের কি করা উচিৎ। মা বাবার কাছে মনে হতে পারে তাদের সন্তান যেন কেমন অপরিচিত মানুষের মত আচরণ করছে। সন্তানের উপর নিয়ন্ত্রণ যেন ধীরে ধীরে কমে আসতে শুরু করেছে। পিতা মাতারা অনেক ক্ষেত্রেই ঘাবড়ে যান, বুঝতে পারেন না কি করবেন। অন্যদিকে শারীরিক পরিবর্তনের সাথে মানিয়ে নিতে গিয়ে কিশোর বয়সের ছেলেমেয়েরা অনেকসময় মা বাবার সঙ্গে একধরনের দূরত্ব তৈরি করে ফেলে, সমবয়সী বা বন্ধু- বান্ধবদের সঙ্গে বেশী সময় কাটাতে পছন্দ করে। এই সময়টা পিতা মাতা ও কিশোরদের জন্য খুবই স্পর্শকাতর।  কিশোর সন্তান ও বাবা মায়ের মধ্যে মানসিক এই দূরত্ব এই সমটায় স্বাভাবিক একটা ব্যাপার – এই দূরত্ব উটতি বয়সের ছেমে-মেয়েদের সামঞ্জস্যপূর্ণ প্রাপ্তবয়স্ক হয়ে উঠতে সাহায্য করে।     

স্পর্শকাতর এই সময়টাতে ছেলেমেয়েদের সঙ্গে মা বাবার সুসম্পর্ক সন্তানের শিক্ষা ও উজ্জ্বল ভবিষ্যতের ভিত্তি হিসাবে কাজ করে।  অন্যদিকে, মাতাপিতা ও সন্তানদের মধ্যে দুর্বল ও সংঘাত পূর্ণ পারষ্পরিক সম্পর্ক উটতি বয়সের ছেলেমেয়েদের মাদক অশক্তি ও সহিংসতার পথে ঠেলে দিতে পারে।  

প্যারেন্টিং এর অপরিহার্য কিছু টিপস নিচে আলোচনা করা হলোঃ

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টিন এজ বয়সে মানসিক নিরাপত্তা, বাবা মায়ের নিঃশর্ত ভালোবাসা ও বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ আচরণ প্রতিটি কিশোর কিশোরীর জন্য খুবই গুরুত্বপূর্ণ – মা বাবাকে এই বিষয়ে সতর্ক থাকতে হবে। পিতা মাতা হিসাবে নিজেদের অবস্থানগত সুবিধার অপব্যাবহার না করে ছেলেমেয়েদের আংশিক স্বাধীনতা দেয়াটাই বুদ্ধিমানের কাজ। ফলে ছেমেমেয়েদেরও বাবা মায়ের সাথে মন খুলে কথা বলার মত পরিবেশ তৈরি হয়। সম্পর্কের ঘনিষ্ঠতাও বেড়ে যায় নিজেদের মধ্যে। কিন্তু ঘনিষ্ঠ সম্পর্ক গড়তে গিয়ে সন্তানদের কাছে নিজেদের সন্মান কমে যাওয়ার আশংকা করেন অনেক মা বাবা যা একেবারেই অমূলক। নিজের ছেলেমেয়েদের প্রতি বাবা মায়ের সত্যতা, সম্মান ও বিবেচনাবোধকে সন্তানেরাও সমভাবে সন্মানের চোখে দেখে থাকে। কিন্তু ঘনিষ্ঠ সম্পর্ক মানে এটা নয় যে আপনাকে ছেলেমেয়েদের সকল কথাতেই সূর মেলাতে হবে। ক্ষেত্র বিশেষে দৃঢ় মনোভাব প্রদর্শন ও সীমা নির্ধারন করে দেয়াটা খুবই জরুরী। নিজেদের দৃঢ় মনোভাব ও অবস্থান বজায় রেখে মঝে মধ্যে না বলতে শিখুন। আপনার সন্তান কাদের সাথে মেলামেশা করছে সেদিকে নজর রাখা খুবই দরকার এই সময়টাতে। 

সন্তানের সঙ্গে একান্ত সময় কাটানো ও অর্থবহ যোগাযোগ স্থাপন

প্রতিদিনই নিজের সন্তানের খোঁজখবর নিন। ডিনারের পর বা ঘুমাতে যাওয়ার আগে তার সঙ্গে কিছু সময় কাটান ও খোলামেলা কথাবার্তা বলুন, তাকে জড়িয়ে ধরে আদর করুন। সপ্তাহে অন্তত একদিন বিশেষ কোন কাজ একসাথে করুন – সেটা আইসক্রিম খাওয়াই হোক বা কোথাও বেড়াতে যাওয়াই হোক। ছেলেমেয়েরা বড়ো  হচ্ছে, তাদের স্বাধীনতার ব্যাপারটা মাথায় রেখে একদিকে যেমন খেয়াল রাখতে হবে তারা কোথায় যাচ্ছে, কাদের সাথে মেলামেশা করছে – অন্যদিকে মেলামেশা করতে বাড়ন করা যাবেনা সরাসরি। আপানর ছেলে বা মেয়ের বন্ধু-বান্ধবীদের মাঝেমধ্যে বাসায় দাওয়াত দিতে পারেন। আপনার সন্তানের বন্ধু-বান্ধবীরা তাদের মা বাবার সাথে কি ধরনের আচরণ করে তা পর্যবেক্ষণ করার সুযোগ তৈরি হবে এতে করে। তাদের বন্ধু-বান্ধবীরা কেমন সে সম্পর্কেও ভাল ধারনা পাবেন।

সন্তানের পূর্ণ বিকাশে মা বাবার ভূমিকা

সন্তানেরা আপনাদের মাধ্যমে এই দুনিয়াতে আসলেও সবসময়ই মনে রাখতে হবে তারা আপনার সম্পত্তি না। আপনাদের মাধ্যমে তারা দুনিয়াতে এসেছে এটা আপনার জন্য একটি বিশেষ সুবিধা বা অধিকার (privilege) – এই অধিকারকে  উপভোগ করুন কিন্তু তাদের উপর নিজেদের ধ্যান ধারনা চাপিয়ে দিতে যাবেন না। ছেলে মেয়েদের সর্বোচ্চ বিকাশের জন্য উপযুক্ত ক্ষেত্র বা পরিবেশ প্রস্তুত করে দেয়াই মা বাবার মুল দায়িত্ব – শেখানেই সীমাবদ্ধ থাকুন। সন্তান কে সাহায্য করুন যাতে তারা নিজেদের আত্ম পরিচয়, ব্যক্তিত্ব ও স্বকীয়তা নিজেরাই খুঁজে নিতে পারে ও নিজেদের মধ্যে ধারণ করতে পারে। 

ছেলেমেয়েরা নিজেদের মা বাকে রোল মডেল হিসাবে মনে করে ও অনুসরণ করে – কাজাই পিতামাতাকে সতর্ক থাকতে হবে নিজেদের চরিত্রের খারাপ প্রভাব যেন সন্তানের উপর না পরে। নিজেদের কাজ নিজেদেরকে করতে ছেলেমেয়েদের অনুপ্রাণিত করুন তাতে করে দায়িত্ববোধ বিকশিত হবে। দাম্পত্য কলহ সন্তানের উপর অত্যন্ত ক্ষতিকারক প্রভাব ফেলে, বিশেষ করে যদি তারা দেখে যে,  তাদের মা বাবা প্রতিনিয়তই তাদের চোখের সামনে ঝগড়া করছে। অনেক সময় বাবা মা অজ্ঞতা বশত  সন্তানদেরকে অতিরিক্ত আগলে রাখার চেষ্টা করে তাতে করে হিতে বিপরীত হয়, ছেলেমেয়েরা আত্মবিশ্বাসী হয়ে গড়ে উঠতে পারে না। পিতামাতারা আরেকটি অত্যন্ত ক্ষতিকর কাজ নিজেদের অজান্তে করে ফেলেন – তা হলো নিজের সন্তান কে অন্যদের সাথে তুলনা করা। তারা ভুলে যান যে প্রতিটি মানুষ স্বতন্ত্র, সকলের চিন্তা, মনন ও জীবনবোধ সবই আলাদা। নিজের সন্তানকে কখনও অন্য ছেলেমেয়েদের সাথে তুলনা করবেন না, তাদেরকে স্বকীয়তা নিয়ে বেড়ে উঠতে সাহায্য করুন।   

উপসংহার

প্যারেন্টিং এর কোন টিপসই আপনাকে শতভাগ নিশ্চয়তা দিতে পারবে না যে আপনার সন্তান আপানর মনের মত করে গড়ে উঠবে। তবে উপরে উল্লেখিত টিপসগুলোর সফল প্রয়োগ আপানর সন্তানের বেড়ে উঠার ক্ষেত্রে ইতিবাচক ভূমিকা রাখবে তাতে কোন সন্দেহ নেই। পরিশেষে আরেকটি গুরুত্বপূর্ণ বিষয়ে আলোকপাত করতে চাই – তা হলো সন্তানের সব আবদার পূরণ করতে যাবেন না, যা চায় তাই সবসময় কিনে দিবেন না। আবদার নয় সবকিছুই তাকে কষ্টকরে অর্জন করতে হবে – এই তাগিদ ও দায়িত্ববোধ তার মধ্যে জাগিয়ে তুলতে চেষ্টা করুন। আর তা যদি করতে বার্থ হন তাহলে আপনার সন্তান অহংকারী, স্বার্থপর ও উন্নাসিক হিসাবে বেড়ে উঠার ঝুঁকির মধ্যে থাকবে।  তখন অবাক হলেও করার থাকবে না কিছুই।

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intermitten fasting

Nitty-gritty Of Intermittent Fasting

Nowadays, intermittent fasting (IF) is a popular health trend. It’s a new way to lose weight, improve performance, and prevent health issues. Studies have shown that IF is a safe and effective diet plan, much like all others. And its effectiveness varies with timing. First, let’s start with what it is.

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What is IF? Why would you do it?

The word intermittent means not continuous. So in correspondence, intermittent fasting implies a type of fasting routine that cycles between fasting and eating. In simpler words, intermittent fasting is an eating plan for when to eat and when not to. There are various ways to implement this plan, for example, eating on alternative days, having a daily fasting routine, or a 5:2 method, etc. [will be explained later on]

Doing proper exercise and losing weight helps reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases such as diabetes, some types of cancer, etc. And IF seems to help in this case just as much as any other calorie-reducing diet. Some research shows that IF can be more beneficial than other diets for reducing inflammation. And also more helpful for improving conditions associated with inflammation, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Arthritis, Asthma, and others.

How it works

In a basic sense, the food we eat gets broken down by enzymes and used as fuel for our system. Particularly, foods such as sugar, carbohydrates, and refined grains (e.g. white rice, flour), are quickly broken down into sugar (glucose). Which, in turn, is used as energy by our cells.

Glucose can only enter our cells with insulin (a hormone secreted from the pancreas). Insulin brings glucose into our fat cells and keeps it there. And if our cells don’t use it all up, the glucose stays stored as fat.

If we don’t snack in between our meals, our insulin levels go down. And when that happens, our fat cells start to use the stored glucose as energy.

In simple terms, if our insulin levels go down, we lose weight.

The concept of intermittent fasting is to let our insulin levels go down far and long enough so our cells can start burning off the fat.

Caution:

Before starting or continuing any extreme form of diet plan, it is best to be cautious and consult with a trusted professional. Redistricting calorie intake for an extended time could be dangerous for:

  • Those who have diabetes
  • Women who are trying to conceive, pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • Those taking certain medications
  • Children and adolescents
  • People with a history of eating disorders
  • Those who are underweight
  • Those who have problems with blood sugar regulation
  • People with low blood pressure.

Methods to do IF

As stated before, there are different ways to intermittent fasting. It’s all a matter of what method suits you best.

Note that there is no rule that you have to stick to only one method. Start with a plan that you think will suit you, and if it becomes hard or too easy, you can always change the difficulty level.

All that matters is if you feel good. Here are some methods by which IF can be executed:

Daily Fasting:

This method is where fasting is done for certain hours of the day every day. Research shows that fasting for 10-16 hours a day encourages weight loss.

The easiest way to get through daily fasts is to include the fasting period with sleep time.

A few approaches for this method are:

  • 12-hour fast: In this approach, the fasting period is 12 hours. This approach is beginner-friendly as the fasting hours are small, and much of the fasting would happen during sleep.
  • 16-hour fast: while fasting for 16 hours, the eating hours are reduced to 8 hours a day. This is called the 16:8 diet. During a 16:8 diet, men fast for 16 hours while women fast for 14 hours. This approach may be helpful for those who have tried a 12-hour fast yet did not see any benefits.
5:2 Method:

5:2 essentially means to eat like usual for five days a week and fast for the remaining two days. There should be one resting day between the two fasting days.

During the fasting days, men consume 600 calories, and women consume 500.

A study involving 107 overweight or obese women found that the 5:2 plan and daily fasting led to similar weight loss.

Alternate day fasting:

This method involves fasting every other day.

There are different variations to this fasting. Some people entirely avoid eating solid foods during this method. Some restrict calorie intake to 500 calories on fasting days.

However, typically people tend to eat as much as they want during non-fasting days.

This method is quite extreme and may be unsuitable for beginners and those with certain medical conditions. It may also be hard to maintain long term.

Weekly 24-hour fast:

Known as the eat-stop-eat diet, this method involves fasting wholly for 1 or 2 days a week. That includes not eating for 24 hours on fasting day(s).

People on this diet can consume zero-calorie drinks such as water or herbal tea during the fasting days and return to their usual diet during non-fasting days.

Meal skipping:

This approach may be better for beginners as it includes skipping meals occasionally. This method allows people to skip meals according to their level of tolerance and time restraints. However, it is crucial to eat healthful foods during meals.

It will be more effective for those who monitor their hunger signals. Because generally, people tend to eat when they are hungry and fast when they are not.

The warrior diet:

The warrior diet requires eating very little. There is a 20-hour fasting period spent eating only a few servings of raw fruits and vegetables. The remaining 4-hour eating period is for eating a large meal before heading to bed.

*The large meal should be packed with vegetables, proteins, healthful fats, and some carbs. This point is important as people in this diet tend to not eat enough nutrients. It can increase the risk of cancer and also harm the digestive and immune systems.*

This fasting method may be more suitable for people who have tried other forms of IF before, as this method is rather intense for intermittent fasting. Also, some people find it hard to eat a large meal before bed.

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Benefits of IF

The obvious benefit of intermittent fasting is weight loss. But there are other benefits to this too!

IF improves metabolic health along with allowing you a simple, stress-free lifestyle. It reduces the chances of cancer and heart diseases and essentially helps you live a longer life. There is also the fact that it works well with a nutritious diet. Although the thought of fasting can be intimidating, ultimately it is all about choosing a suitable method and timing.

Once you start, you realize it’s much easier than dieting.

Side-effects

Every diet plan has its own set of cons. Naturally, intermittent fasting does too. Although most side-effects usually last for a month at most.

During IF, you might feel unnatural at first. It might cause hunger spikes for the first week or two. But eventually, your body adjusts itself.

Other side effects may include insomnia, nausea, fatigue, and even headaches. And any of these could dampen someone’s mood. So crankiness can also be included on that list.

Summary

Intermittent fasting isn’t a need. It’s a lifestyle choice, and a healthy lifestyle is always a great choice. Following a proper fasting routine can help you achieve your ideal weight and also help improve your overall health.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Pros and Cons

Introduction

Apple cider vinegar(ACV) is made from fermented apple juice. Since added yeast in apples eats the sugar, it is virtually low in carbs.
ACV is widely used in salad dressings, marinades, vinaigrettes, food preservatives, cooking, and traditional medicine. There have been claims of impressive health benefits. However, there is little credible evidence to support those claims.

Knowing the right reasons and uses of apple cider vinegar can be tricky as well as a balancing act. Therefore, understanding the cons and pros of ACV is crucial. The following discussion will help you decide whether ACV should be in your health regimen or not.

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Benefits Of Apple Cider Vinegar

A few studies suggest some health benefits of using ACV in animals, especially metabolic health advantages.
Improve Digestion

ACV speeds up digestion by activating certain enzymes. A fair amount of these enzymes remain dormant in the stomach, pancreas, and other parts of our body. The body needs some catalysts to activate them. The acid in the stomach acts as an activator and helps break down the protein that eventually expedites digestion. The acetic acid in the vinegar lowers the pathogen growth in the body and prevents small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. If the body lacks a strong ph level, the acid offsets the shortcomings by creating a conducive condition.

Plant-eating animals (herbivores) don’t need plenty of acids. However, we humans are omnivores and eat everything, so do the meat-eating animals (carnivores) who need a substantial amount of acids to break down proteins. The acetic acid in vinegar has a ph level of around 3.5, which is five thousand times more acidic than water. We humans need a ph level of somewhere between 2 or 3 to break down the protein. That ph level is fifty thousand times more acidic than water and is about ten times more acidic than apple cider vinegar. Most people are unable to produce enough hydrochloric acid for various reasons. Therefore, apple cider vinegar can make up for it and help improve overall digestion.

Weight Loss

Some animal studies imply that the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar may stimulate weight loss in many ways. Apple cider vinegar makes glucose more sensitive and lowers insulin resistance. The body produces less insulin as a result and promotes weight loss.

Other Benefits

If the ph level in our body is low and more alkaline, it reduces our ability to absorb as many minerals as our body needs. Some vitamins like vitamin K, C, and B12 need this acid for the body to assimilate. Apart from that, apple cider vinegar reduces acid reflux. Decreases gas and bloating. ACV increases bile secretion that is more congested. Animal studies indicate that vinegar may bring down blood pressure by hindering the enzyme responsible for narrowing blood vessels.

Possible Side effects of Apple Cider Vinegar

Some studies reveal that apple cider vinegar has some downsides, especially when high consumption is involved (over 15-30 ml).
Erosion Of Tooth Enamel

Highly acidic meals and drinks such as fruit juice and soda can cause dental enamel to erode, increasing the danger of tooth corrosion. The highly acidic nature of vinegar, when taken excessively, can cause similar damage. Consuming large amounts of pure apple cider vinegar can harm your teeth if you drink it regularly.

Reduced Potassium Levels

According to the Mayo Clinic, drinking considerable doses of apple cider vinegar may result in low potassium levels, which can entail frailty and exhaustion, constipation, muscle cramps. Apart from that, irregular heart rhythm is also typical.

Drug Interactions

Since large consumption of apple cider vinegar lowers potassium levels, which leads to increased side effects of specific medicines, for-instance diuretics, insulin, and digoxin. However, you may avoid those complications by taking standard doses of 30 ml of vinegar. Individuals who take insulin and drink vinegar may experience alarmingly low blood sugar or potassium levels in the bloodstream.

Safety Guidelines

When it comes to drinking vinegar, the most necessary things to consider are the quantity and the consumption method. First and foremost, use an unpasteurized version of vinegar that is raw, organic, unfiltered, and mother. This version of vinegar contains certain enzymes that are beneficial to us. 

Start with a tiny portion and slowly increase up to a maximum of 2 tablespoons (30 mL) per day and weaken it by adding water. Sip the vinegar using a straw to avoid direct contact with the teeth. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water after each consumption. Stop taking vinegar if you have a stomach ulcer because your ulcer may further worsen if you continue taking vinegar. Please consult your physician if you have pre-existing medical conditions.

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Summary

While apple cider vinegar can offer several health advantages, monitoring the amount of consumption and careful intake method is the key. Consume moderately (30 mL) and stay safe.

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Insulin Resistance? Take charge before it is too late

Insulin Resistance? Take charge before it is too late

Introduction

A looming danger is ticking inside you like a timebomb without your conscious awareness and laying its foundation only to wreak havoc decades later when it is too late. The threat is Insulin Resistance, which is largely responsible for many complications like type 2 diabetes, heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, eye problems, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. About 24% of US grown-ups aged 20 years or 1 in 3 Americans have this condition – otherwise known as metabolic syndrome. However, there is medical and anecdotal evidence that a ketogenic diet can significantly improve or even reverse Insulin Resistance and related medical complications.

What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin resistance occurs when cells of our muscles, fat, and liver fail to react properly to insulin and can’t utilize glucose from our blood. Insulin is a hormone produced by our pancreas. The main purpose of insulin is to facilitate body cells to absorb glucose and use it as fuel or stored as body fat. When our body can’t utilize the insulin properly, our pancreas makes more insulin as a result. Blood sugar levels soar gradually. If left untreated, the condition may lead to type 2 diabetes.

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Risk factors

There are many contributing factors including the following:

  • Obesity is a major contributing factor, primarily concentrated fat along the stomach.
  • The sedentary lifestyle is closely related to obesity. Obesity is predominant among people with inactive lifestyles. There is ample data that shows obesity heightens the risk of high blood sugar, hypertension, and hypercholesterolemia.
  • High-Carbohydrate consumption in our diet has detrimental metabolic impacts on us. 
  • Smoking is a significant risk factor for diabetes, essentially due to reduced insulin flow that in turn elevates insulin resistance.
  • Some medicines like steroids, antipsychotics, and HIV prescriptions make the matter worse.

Treat Insulin Resistance with the Ketogenic Diet

Study shows that ketogenic diet may considerably improve insulin sensitivity. When we embark on a ketogenic diet, our body learns to use an alternate source of energy and which is fat instead of carbohydrates.

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that forces the body to burn fats, rather than carbohydrates, as an alternate source of fuel. Our body turns into a metabolic state called “ketosis” when carbohydrate is in short supply in our diet. In this state, our liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies (energy molecules) that supply adequate energy for the brain. Weight loss, enhanced vitality, and energy are the outcome of the low-carb diet.

The low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet with a reasonable saturated fat creates a conducive environment for the body to reduce insulin resistance. This type of diet regimen forces the body to use fat as energy thereby preventing sugar from entering our bloodstream and therefore, the body doesn’t need to make or use insulin. It likely even to reverse insulin resistance by strictly adhering to the ketogenic diet.

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Study In Australia

Introduction

Study In Australia: Australia is a country and a continent by its own right, encircled by the Pacific and Indian oceans.  Roughly the size of the United States, the country’s landmass is 7 million square kilometers, and the estimated population is only 24 million. The country is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, only 3 people live per square kilometer.  

Australians enjoy one of the highest standards of living and rank highly in quality of life, health, education, economic freedom, and civil liberties as well as political rights.  It is the world’s 13th-largest economy, has the ninth-highest per capita income making it the most sought-after destination to study, live, work, operate the business and raise your family. 

Why Australia?

Australia ranks second-highest human development index globally and is considered one of the most liveable places on earth.  Its climatic zones range from tropics in the far north to the cool temperate conditions of the south. One-third of the country’s landmass enjoys a semi-Mediterranean climate year-round making it the perfect setting for camping, bushwalking, and water sports.  89% percent of Australians are urban dwellers, however, population density is quite high in coastal cities. Life expectancy is about 80 years.

Australia is a stable, peaceful, and prosperous country with a federation of six states and two territories. Despite its vibrant economy, the shortage of skilled workers is the underlying reason for various immigration programs promoted by the government.

Strong democracy coupled with state-of-the-art networks of roads and highways, inter-connected communications hubs, and railways have enabled the country’s mining and manufacturing sectors to be competitive, strong, and diverse. Sophisticated business and service industries have created a perfect condition to attract foreign investments.

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Study in Australia

Australia is by far the most attractive destination for study. There are 43 universities in Australia: 40 public universities, two international universities, one private university. The largest university in Australia is Monash University in Melbourne: it has five campuses and 75,000 students. Study cost is relatively cheaper compared to other developed countries. 

Australia is a perfect melting pot because of its multi-ethnic cultural diversity that makes it the most desirable place for the considerable number of international students. Australia is the 3rd most popular destination in the world for international students. The country offers around 22,000 courses at 1,100 institutions.  In terms of University System Ranking, Australia features 9th in the world ahead of Germany, New Zealand, and Japan. Its universities can be found in the top 50 ranked universities in the world spearheading tuitions in the following areas:

  • Arts & Humanities
  • Clinical, Pre-clinical & Health
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Life Sciences 
  • Social Sciences

Cost

The institution and the level of study you choose largely dictate the costs of studying in Australia. 

The following list gives you an idea of approximate costs for different types of qualifications:

  • School – $7,800 to $30,000 AUD
  • English language studies – Around $300 AUD per week depending on course length
  • Vocational Education and Training (Certificates I to IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma) – $4,000 to $22,000 AUD
  • Undergraduate Bachelor Degree – $15,000 to $33,000 AUD
  • Postgraduate Masters Degree – $20,000 to $37,000 AUD
  • Doctoral Degree – $14,000 to $37,000 AUD

In addition to that, the living cost is around 19,000 AUD per year. 

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Application process

Studying in Australia calls for both admission to an academic or vocational institution as well as applying for a student visa from the Australian Government

Below is the list of steps one has to go through:

  • Selecting the desired course and institution.
  • Forwarding your application to the institution of your choice.
  • Obtaining and accepting a Letter of Offer.
  • Obtaining electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).
  • Finally, applying for a student visa.

Entry prerequisite for application to the desired institution and your visa application include:

  • Academic requirements.
  • English language requirements.
  • Evidence of funds to support your study.
  • Overseas student health coverage.

English language requirements:

International students from non-English speaking countries are required to provide proof of English language proficiency.

Below is a list of English Language test providers and the minimum score required:

English language test providers Minimum test score Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 5.5 5 4.5
*Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) paper based 527 500 450
TOEFL internet based test 26 35 32
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162 154 147
Pearson Test of English Academic 42 36 30
Pearson Test of English Academic Pass** N/A N/A

The TOEFL paper-based test only accepted from limited countries:

**The Occupational English Test includes a mark between A and E. An A or B is considered a pass.

The test must have been taken no more than two years before applying for a student visa.

Evidence of funds to support your study

Students have to prove that they are financially well-off to support their studies in Australia. This means they must have enough money to pay for travel, course fees, and living costs for the period of stay in Australia. Students will be required to make a statement and provide evidence of their financial capacity for the first 12 months. 

Overseas student health coverage

All international students must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. One must obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), which provides medical and hospital insurance, prior to arriving in Australia.

Working Part-time

Students on a student visa are allowed to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight and unlimited hours on holidays. However, for Postgraduate research students, there is no limit on the number of hours they may work.

Studying in Australia opens up a whole host of many opportunities for international students. Post-study work opportunity allows them to work after completion of Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree, it also creates new avenues like taking up permanent residency. 

Warning: It is not a good idea to choose a course of study targeting a skilled-based migration program in the hope of obtaining permanent residency.  Immigration rules are subject to change, skills relevant to your field of study may not be in demand by the time you have completed your study.   

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Keto Flu Treatment

Keto Flu Treatment

Introduction: when people embark on a Ketogenic diet, some of them, if not all, experience keto flu signs
or flu-like symptoms while beginning the diet. These flu-like symptoms are generally known as Keto Flu. The abrupt reduction of carbohydrates in the diet triggers this condition.

What Is the Keto Flu?

Our body turns into a metabolic state called “ketosis” when carbohydrate is in short supply in our diet. In this state, our liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies (energy molecules) that supply adequate energy for the brain. Reducing carb intake drives our body to burn ketones for energy instead of glucose. This switching results in temporary imbalances in energy sources, insulin, and minerals in the body. This “withdrawal” from carbs manifests as flu-like symptoms.

Symptoms

The keto flu persists about one week, and symptoms usually begin within the first day or two of carbohydrate restriction. In some cases, the keto flu can last up to a month, but that is an exception. While many people make the transition to a ketogenic diet without any adverse consequences, others may experience one or more of the following indications:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Weakness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Dizziness
  • Poor concentration
  • Stomach pain
  • Muscle soreness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sugar cravings

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Avoid Dehydration

When we consume carbohydrates, our body deposits the excess as glycogen in the liver, which binds to water in the body. Eating a low-carb diet causes glycogen levels to drop sharply and water is excreted from the body as a result. Rapidly shedding stored water increases the risk of dehydration.

Consume plenty of water to keep dehydration at bay and mitigate keto flu signs. Drink a glass of water with half a teaspoon of salt mixed into it. Take once or twice a day if needed.

Avoid Exhausting Exercise

Avoid strenuous exercise when you experience keto-flu symptoms. Walking, stretching, or doing gentle yoga or light activity is a good idea and may even help you feel better. 

Replace Electrolytes

Substituting dietary electrolytes may help lessen keto-flu symptoms. Including a multivitamin and a few vitamin supplements is a good idea. Due to an inadequate intake of magnesium in our diet and as most people are low in vitamin D, a good multivitamin and vitamin D supplements will usually provide our body with the vitamins and minerals we need. Apart from that, fish oil or krill oil capsules can be added to offset the omega-3 deficiency in our blood. Apart from that, salting food to enhance taste and including potassium-rich, keto-friendly meals like green leafy vegetables and avocados are a great way to assure you are keeping a healthy equilibrium of electrolytes.

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Consume More Fat

Adequate intake of healthy fats and calories is vital to combat keto flu symptoms. Boosting fat consumption can further speed up the transition of burning fat rather than glucose for fuel.

Conclusion

The best way to fight the keto flu is staying hydrated, substituting electrolytes, taking plenty of rest, evading difficult exercises, consuming sufficient fat and cutting out carbs gradually over time.

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Keto Diet Plan

Keto Diet Plan

Keto Diet Plan: If you are sincerely contemplating to embark on a Ketogenic Diet to lose weight or to harness the health benefits associated with the KETO diet, this blog is the answer. If none of the words make any sense to you and care to know more about the Ketogenic Diet and the health benefits it has to offer, read my previous blog – Reverse chronic ailments with the Ketogenic Diet.

I will strive to make this – Keto Diet Plan – as precise and short as possible. However, before diving into the diet plan, let us make a clear distinction – what is allowed and what is not.

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Meal Plan

The Ketogenic diet consists of low carb, high-fat, and moderate protein. Therefore, recommended healthy ratios looks like as follows:

  • 70 percent of fats
  • 15 percent of proteins
  • 15 percent of green veggie carbs

Make sure every meal combines:

  1. Necessary fats (about 2 to 3 tablespoons of good fats per meal for women, about 3 to 4 tablespoons per meal for men)
  2. Necessary proteins (3 to 4 ounces of protein for women per meal, 3 to 6 ounces of protein for men per meal)
  3. Necessary green veggie carbs (about 2 to 6 cups of salad and 1 to 2 cups of cooked veggies per day)

I have laid out the following multiple meal-plans. Pick one that suits you best.

Breakfast: (Choose one)

  • Bullet coffee or tea mixed with cream/butter and olive /coconut oil without sugar.
  • 2 to 3 hard-boiled eggs with 2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter. 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
  • Scrambled eggs with cheese, capsicum, cabbage, and mushroom.
  • Vegetable pakora with cabbage, cauliflower, and spinach fried in coconut/olive oil or butter. Two slices of mozzarella cheese.
  • Omelet with 2-3 eggs and cheese. 1 large cucumber or 1/2 avocado (peeled and sliced).

Lunch: (Choose one)

  • Boiled chicken and vegetable salad stir-fried in olive oil/butter/ghee.
  • Chicken salad with onion, garlic, cabbage, cucumber, capsicum, yogurt, lettuce, almond, peanut, and cheese. 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Cauliflower rice pulao with egg/paneer/chicken/fish/prawns.
  • Chicken kabab with a salad including tomatoes, cucumber, green chili, and onion.
  • 2-3 almond flour/keto atta roti/paratha(s) with fried eggs in ghee/butter. 1 large cucumber or 1/2 avocado (peeled and sliced).
  • Chicken mushroom soup with mixed vegetables.

Dinner: (Choose one)

  • Steamed vegetables including chicken with 2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil.
  • Hard-boiled eggs with chicken kebab.
  • Chicken Barbecue with spinach and cheese.
  • Egg omelet with lots of cheese.
  • Chicken pizza with almond flour/keto atta including cheese, capsicum, mushroom, and onion.
  • Chicken salad with onion, garlic, cabbage, cucumber, capsicum, yogurt, lettuce, almond, peanut, and cheese. 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil.

Snacks: (Choose one)

Snacks such as a handful of almond or peanuts, 2-3 slices of cheese are all healthy alternatives for midmorning or midafternoon. Snacks are usually not needed once you are in the Keto Diet and may slow down your weight loss. However, you may consider the following:

  • Black tea / lemon tea / peach tea (without sugar)
  • Black coffee (without milk & sugar)
  • Green tea (without sugar)
  • Vegitable pakora

Suppliments:

Including a multivitamin and a few vitamin supplements is a good idea. Due to an inadequate intake of magnesium in our diet and as most people are low in vitamin D, a good multivitamin and vitamin D supplements will usually provide our body with the vitamins and minerals we need. Apart from that, fish oil or krill oil capsules can be added to offset omega-3 deficiency in our blood.

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Caution

If you are diabetic, particularly type 1, too many ketones in your blood can make you sick. Therefore, consult with your doctor before attempting a Ketogenic Diet.

Disclaimer

This blog is not a replacement of medical therapy or dietary approach conducted by trained professionals. Therefore, you should use this material for educational purposes only. If you really wish to embark on a Ketogenic Diet, please consult your doctor first.

About The Author

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Md. Ziaur Rahman is a software engineer, blogger, author, and psychology enthusiast.

Founder & CEO
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  • Net Content: 500 ml
  • Can Weight: 538 g
  • Can Length: 2 in
  • Can Width: 3 in
  • Can Height: 6.2 in
  • Edible Oil: Yes
  • Origin: Imported from Sri Lanka
  • Packing & Marketing: Bangladesh
  • Brand: Vitacare
  • Manufacturer:  Heritage Lanka Nature Products Ltd, Nigmobo, Sri Lanka    
 

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Flax seeds have numerous health benefits. One tablespoon of ground flax seeds contains the following:
  • Calories: 37
  • Protein: 1.3 grams
  • Carbs: 2 grams
  • Fiber: 1.9 grams
  • Total fat: 3 grams
  • Saturated fat: 0.3 grams
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 grams
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.0 grams
  • Omega-3 fatty acids: 1,597 mg
  • Vitamin B1: 8% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 2% of the RDI
  • Folate: 2% of the RDI
  • Calcium: 2% of the RDI
  • Iron: 2% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 7% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 2% of the RDI

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Keto Diet Benefits

Keto Diet Benefits

Keto Diet Benefits: Today, I am going to discuss Ketogenic Diet and how it may reverse chronic ailments that plague humans for decades. Some of them have reached epidemic proportions. I have put some important links at the bottom to help you expand on the ideas.

What is a Ketogenic or Keto Diet?

Essentially, our body runs on two distinct types of fuel. One is sugar from carbohydrates found in foods we consume, foods like bread, pasta, rice, and potatoes fall into this category. The other type of fuel is fat, meals high in fat include eggs, meat, avocados, butter, ghee, olive oil, nuts, etc. Some people may supper from temporary keto flu during the early stage. However, keto flu remedy to combat the flu-like symptoms.

The ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet that forces the body to burn fats, rather than carbohydrate, as an alternate source of fuel. Our body turns into a metabolic state called “ketosis” when carbohydrate is in short supply in our diet. In this state, our liver converts fat into fatty acids and ketone bodies (energy molecules) that supply adequate energy for the brain.

The ketogenic diet helps you burn fat more effectively. If you eat less than 50 grams of carbs a day, typically within 3 to 4 days, you will start to break down protein and fat for energy, which in turn make you lose weight. In “ketosis” state, your body becomes an efficient fat burning machine, burns fat 24/7 hours a day and even while you are asleep. You feel more energetic and your brain functions at its peak, lowers your blood sugar, as a result. The Keto diet becomes more effective when you follow it alongside fasting at a given interval. The longer the fasting, the better.

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Is the Keto diet a new idea?

Not really, it has a link with our very evolution. Our Stone Age ancestors had a predominantly hunter/gatherer type of lifestyle. There is archeological and anecdotal proof that the majority of our ancestors were surviving on a diet consisting mostly of animal fat, meat, and an occasional green, leafy vegetable. They did not eat refined carbohydrates and sugar as we do today. Though we have evolved into our modern evolutionary form, we still carry our early ancestors’ genes. The fact leads us to the presumption that our body may not be adaptive to the processed carbohydrate and sugary foods. There is a striking similarity between the Keto diet and that of our early ancestors.

What are the benefits of a Ketogenic diet?

Apart from weight loss, enhanced vitality, and energy, there is a whole host of other benefits associated with the Ketogenic diet. That includes even the possibility of reversing many chronic ailments that cripple our lives in many ways. There is enough medical evidence to suggest that, following illnesses can be reversed with the Ketogenic diet.

Type 2 Diabetes

This type of diabetes is characterized as a chronic and progressive condition resulting from the inadequate production of natural insulin, causing high blood sugar in the bloodstream. Type 2 diabetes is by far more prevalent, accounting for 90 percent of all diabetes cases worldwide.

When you are on a Keto diet, you have high levels of acidic molecules called ketones in your blood and tissue. In ketosis, ketones work as fuel alternatives to glucose and can help if you are a diabetic patient and unable to utilize glucose effectively. The Ketogenic Diet helps keep your blood sugar lower and more predictable than other diets.

Cancer

Insulin is a hormone that your body utilizes or stores sugar as fuel. With Ketogenic diets you can burn this fuel quickly, so, you don’t need to store it. As a result, your body makes and needs less insulin. Lower insulin level protects you against some kinds of cancer or even slow down the growth of cancer cells.

Heart Disease

The ketogenic diets, in fact, raise “good” cholesterol and lower “bad” cholesterol. Therefore, you are less likely to develop high blood pressure, hardened arteries, heart failure, and other heart-related conditions.

Chronic Kidney Disease(CKD)

Growing evidence suggests that Ketogenic Diet actually can reverse CKD to a significant degree, especially Diabetic nephropathy (diabetic kidney disease). Several studies, some in rodents and some in humans, clearly show that CKD can absolutely be reversed with Keto diet. It is very much likely that CKD stage 3 or 4 can be reversed back to stage 2 with a proper regimen of Ketogenic Diet. This is a big deal for patients with moderately impaired kidneys.

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Apart from stated above, the ketogenic Diet proves to be very effective in treating other ailments that include Acne, Epilepsy, various Nervous System Disorders, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, and different types of Arthritis.

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