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October 19, 2018 at 11:55 am · · 0 comments

How to cure Insomania Naturally in 10 days!

October 19, 2018

Insomnia is characterized as a sleeping disorder which is synonymous with, difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep. It can be short-term (acute) insomnia or long-term (chronic) insomnia. Insomnia treatment is not something that is common or permanent.

Insomnia in itself is a side effect. There is no medicine for insomnia or drug for insomnia that can cure it permanently. If you suffer from Insomnia or you are just curious, you can refer below for further information on what causes insomnia, how to deal with insomnia, how to avoid insomnia or how to cure insomnia/is insomnia curable?

One way to do that is to keep track of your sleep problems and patterns via a sleep diary. Better yet, seek some medical/psychological advice. Refer to the sample sleep diary that is shown below. Although you will need to personalize your sleep diary to adapt it to your own needs.

Fill in this diary every day if possible; it is better to jot down freshly etched memories before they are forgotten or before they get mixed up with other memories. Try to keep this routine of writing in the diary, going on for at least a couple of weeks. The diary will help you keep things into perspective and act as a useful tool to analyze and understand the impacting factors.

Get to know what stresses you out the most!

Either with the help of your sleep diary or any other method, identify your worst stressors. Then rate the level of stress it causes from a scale on 1 to 10 with 10 being extremely stressful.

            Once you’ve identified the worst stressors, think of ways to minimize them. This will help you in Curing insominia Immensely.  For example if you find traveling in rush hour traffic stressful, then try to manage your travel schedule in order to avoid peak hours and in turn avoid stress.

Living in the present i.e. “in the moment” and having a good presence of mind has shown to significantly reduce stress levels. As it is known we can’t change our past but we can shape our future.

                By living in the present, one is able to perform better as one is not thinking or worrying about the past or the future. This is a mentally richer way of living life, as instead of doing things on autopilot; we can take the matter into our own hands and be more aware of our present feelings.

     Adopting this method towards life will help you to manage your stress levels more efficiently.

List your worries and concerns –

Write a list of to-do things or problems and possible solutions, especially if anxiety prevents you from sleeping. Get it over with before bedtime so that you are free to sleep without any burden.

             Creating a to-do list can assure that you stay more in control of your daily life and better organized as well. Although you don’t need to finish every task on your list in order to relieve your stress or that itself will cause you more stress.

          As quoted by author Richard Carlson, “the purpose of life isn’t to get it all done but to enjoy each step along the way”.

Be more social, reach out to others –

As proven, studies have shown that people with good social networks tend to enjoy comparatively better mental health. This is partly because of being able to share your issues and life problems with someone who either listens to you or offers you a solution/consoles you.

             Social support during periods of stress reduces tension and offers emotional support too. So try to meet your friends often, stay in contact and be involved with your family to maintain good bonding. Also, try to improve and widen your social circle if possible.

Laughter is a cure and it is contagious –

Laughter, humor, smile or comedy, all are one and the same; they incite the same feeling of happiness and excitement. A good laugh relaxes the muscles in the upper body and puts us in a positive state of mind for the time being.

       So be around funny people, find a comedy skit online and spread a little laughter yourself.

Get out, be outgoing –

Increase the number of your outdoor activities, such as hanging out with friends or going for a walk on your own, visiting the countryside or even just doing some chores outside such as gardening or running errands has been shown to boost your mood, lower your heart-rate.

         Research has suggested that people living near greener areas enjoy a longer lifespan and better health compared to their city counterparts. While some experts believe that higher levels on negative ions near areas with running water, mountains, trees and more natural surroundings in general are responsible in part for our well being.

        Also spending time outdoors during the day can help you to sleep better at night. Exposure to sunlight stops your brain from producing the hormone melatonin, making it easier for your body to fall asleep more easily and sleep more soundly.

Find joy in exercising –

Exercise is an activity that helps to keep our body fit and healthy. It also helps to reduce stress and enables the stress hormones with “flight or fight” response to be put to good use. Exercise comes in various forms and is not just limited to gyms.

      Walking, doing household, even chores are exercises that have been shown to offer stress-relieving benefits. Although exercising at the wrong time can have adverse effects on one’s body. On the other hand, insufficient exercise can lead to restlessness, feeling low on energy and create sleep problems.

Relaxation is key –

Relaxation acts as an antidote for stress and helps in slowing down the breathing and heart rate, in turn calming the mind.

             In today’s world, most of us skip sleep to gain time to be able to do things that we prioritize more, even though we know that it is not good for our health. Such a sacrifice is made regularly because the conditions demand it.

                       Things that help you relax are subjective but yoga and light music are one of the most common therapies for relaxation. So at the end of the day, if possible, one should allow time for relaxation out of the available recreational time. Make it a habit to do so, as it will help in releasing stress altogether.

Transcendental Meditation –

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a technique of meditation which involves closing your eyes and repeating the same word again and again, to yourself. For example, the age-old practice of saying “Om” and calling God’s name to soothe your own soul and mind.

              TM has been shown to relieve stress if practiced daily. It is expected to reduce insomia and improve your overall sleep quality. It can be achieved through either of the following as well.

Breathing deeply – To help you relax at bedtime, try deep abdominal breathing. Inhale slowly through your nostrils while counting to three and expand your stomach progressively. Then hold till the count of 3 and slowly exhale through your mouth, while counting to 6 and flattening your stomach. Repeat a minimum of 5 times.

Relaxation of muscles – It’s a technique used to release tension from the muscles and it aids sleep. Example – Take a deep breath and create tension in your face, close eyes tightly, clench your fists, tense muscles in your arms, toes and tense feet then relax and breathe out.

Keep your body and brain cool –

During night time, our brain tries to lower the temperature of our body to slow down the metabolism and lower our energy consumption to conserve energy. So as to encourage our body to sleep, keep the sleeping room fairly cool (16-20 Degree Celsius) and airy.

           If you are awoken by sudden hot breezes at night, sleep with a cotton sheet under the duvet, so you can throw the duvet off and still have a light cover for you.

Adhere to the created sleep schedule – 

One of the successful strategies to treat insomania is, adhering to an established daily sleep routine. The quality of your sleep is drastically affected by rapid changes in your sleep patterns as it confuses the body clock whereas going to bed and getting up at a set time keeps the body clock functioning properly, so it is easier to fall asleep.

          Although you can experiment with the amount of time you spend in bed to determine what length of sleeping time leads to the best sleep quality in your case

Affirm and calm yourself –

Affirming yourself before going to bed helps in reshaping our beliefs and changing behavior as long as it is a positive affirmation. It is more effective if you write it in the form of your goals or achievements that you are seeking and getting into bed feeling exhausted. But this can’t be done if you aren’t in a calm state of mind.

         There is no feeling worse than the one you get when you get in bed feeling exhausted and looking forward to sleeping, but being unable to sleep easily because your mind won’t calm down or stop your train of thoughts. To achieve that calm state of mind, try imagining a peaceful setting, watching ASMR or other therapeutic videos.

Do not worry too much –

 A few problems that are negligible during the day can seem highly problematic in the middle of the night when you are unable to sleep well. Your mind goes into overdrive, trying to think of a solution, even when there just doesn’t seem to be any.

    Assuring your own self that there is nothing you can do about such a problem right now and go to sleep and worry about it tomorrow.

Visualization aids in sleeping –

Visualization helps to clear your mind of other thoughts by focusing on one particular thought. It is nothing new as we have been ‘counting sheep’ for centuries. Anything else which is similarly repetitive to it such as imagining climbing steps of a staircase while counting it; with each step leading to a deeper and deeper state of relaxation.

Don’t force yourself to sleep –

 So it may seem that you have been trying to sleep for ages; you’ve tried all the earlier methods but none of them seem to work. What to do now? How to fall asleep now? All these questions keep troubling you.

           So just do the opposite and use your energy

into doing other things and try not to sleep forcefully and let it come naturally. This is a much more stress relieving way of trying to sleep.

Turn your sleeping environment into a sanctuary –

Too much noise can disturb REM sleep, and most people sleep more soundly and find it easier to sleep in a quieter environment.

        A double glazed window can help significantly, to reduce the noise levels inside the room. Earplugs too can help and be used as a temporary solution, especially if your partner or any family member sores.

 Studies have shown that white noise helps most people sleep better compared to those who weren’t exposed to white noise.

               White noise such as the sound of ocean waves or some quiet place, can be used to filter out background noise and encourage slower brain waves for improving your sleep overall. It doesn’t work for everyone though. Some people get disturbed by any kind of noise or the slightest noise during their sleep.

                 Avoid watching television or using computer, smart-phone right before bedtime as it can over-stimulate the brain. The light emitted by those devices can interfere with the production of hormones that regulate the sleep/wake cycle.

Sleep on a good bed – 

Around a third of our lives are spent in our beds, yet most of us pay very little attention to whether they are comfortable, sleep enhancing and supportive or not. If you wake up with aches and pains it is a sign that you are not able to sleep well in your bed.

          Generally, you should replace your bed at least every 8 years. You should change the mattresses too as soon as they start to sag or become uncomfortable and lumpy. Lastly, don’t forget to change or choose a pillow that shall provide support for the neck and head and keep your spine in line with your neck.

Create a bedtime routine –

Even though we spend time preparing for sleep, both physically and mentally, before bedtime and view it as a pleasure-able activity, we hardly unwind or have time to unwind before bedtime. In order to do that, we should try to establish a routine adapted to suit our needs and helps us to unwind. It could include having a sip of your favorite drink, listening to relaxing music, taking a hot shower, reading or anything else that soothes your mind and body.

       Doing recreational activities before bedtime in a restricted manner is ok as long as until it helps you to relieve stress and doesn’t over exercise your brain. Your brain will automatically start to link these events with sleep, making it easier for you to doze off. 

           Reducing light exposure helps your body ease to sleep mode by increasing the production of the sleep hormone ‘melatonin’.

Limit the time you spend in bed –

If you spend a lot of time in your bed lying awake while watching something or just simply lying down, then try to reduce the number of hours you spend in your bed. Only approach your bed if you are sleepy or going to try to sleep.

       This trains your brain to associate your bed with sleep as you will be using your bed to sleep most of the time. You should then approximately work out the amount of time you spend sleeping or consult your sleep diary if you have made one.

    Decide what time you would/should get up. The goal is to establish a regular sleep pattern. Follow your natural sleep instincts.

Don’t keep tracking clock time – 

In case if you wake at night and are trying to sleep again, do not look at the clock and stress yourself about how much time of sleep you have left as this can exercise your brain and delay your sleep. Try instead, to shut your eyes lightly and breathe deeply and slowly to put yourself back to sleep.

 Summarized tips to sleep better – 

Wear earplugs or earmuffs to block out any sort of noises that would disturb your sleep.

Try not to divide your sleep into multiple blocks of time.

Stay away from any devices of entertainment to avoid distraction before sleeping.

Make use of curtains or blinds, eye mask, to encourage your body to sleep by producing the sleep hormone.

Breathe deeply and slowly, do not procrastinate.

Keep your blood sugar balanced –           

 If you eat in a way that helps to keep your blood sugar steady during the daytime, it will help to ensure that your sleep isn’t disrupted by hunger. Do not overeat before bedtime as it is prone to cause discomfort while sleeping. Overeating will probably also cause an increase in your body temperature, making it a bit harder to fall asleep.

               Similarly, do not eat too little either as you won’t have enough nutrients that the body needs to repair itself and hunger pangs can keep you from falling asleep or wake you up in the middle of the night.

          Low glycaemic index (GI) foods take longer to digest and make us feel full for a longer time. GI refers to the rate by which a food raises the blood sugar level in the body. So high GI carbohydrates such as bread, cakes, sweets, etc cause blood sugar to rise rapidly whereas low GI carbohydrates such as porridge, sweet potatoes, whole wheat pasta and brown rice, multi-grain bread keep the blood sugar steady, which releases the glucose slowly and you are less likely to be woken up by hungry tummy during the night.  

Eat Tryptophan & Vitamin B rich foods – 

Tryptophan is an amino acid used by our body to make serotonin. Bananas are rich in tryptophan and are thus suitable as an evening snack. Low serotonin levels in the body are linked to inducing depression. Insomnia is one of the symptoms of depression. Serotonin not only calms the body, but it also encourages the body to make melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.              

          Tryptophan can also be found in carbohydrate-rich meals. So, a carbohydrate evening meal containing brown rice or pasta or chicken and leafy vegetables shall provide a good night’s sleep. Eating a light carbohydrate snack before bedtime would curb your hunger and thus help in sleep well too.

         Vitamin B is necessary for a healthy nervous system and to obtain relief, sound sleep. Vitamin B is involved in the control of tryptophan in our bodies. If Vitamin B rich foods still don’t help treat your sleep problems, then it is worth tying Vitamin B supplements to curb your body’s need.

Consume foods that contain magnesium– 

Magnesium can act as a natural tranquilizer. Sometimes, waking up early in the morning can be attributed to the lack of magnesium. Insufficient magnesium has been linked to insomnia.

     To ensure that your daily magnesium intake is adequate, eat a lot of leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, oats, peas, tomato puree and yeast extract. Avoid fizzy drinks as they contain phosphates that interfere with magnesium absorption.

Eat calcium and enriched foods – 

The deficiency of calcium in the body often shows up in the form of insomnia or the inability to relax. Calcium has been linked with improved sleep. Dairy foods, low-fat milk, hard cheese and yogurt are great sources of calcium-rich foods. Green leafy vegetables such as watercress, parsnips, figs, dates, dried apricots, oats, lentils, beans, almonds, tofu and soya can also prove to be a rich source of calcium.

       To increase your calcium absorption, sprinkle leafy vegetables with a little ordinary vinegar. It is recommended that your daily calorie intake should not exceed more than 2000-2500 mg. A higher will interfere with the absorption of other minerals.

Increase the intake of iron – 

Iron absorption can be improved by increasing the intake of Vitamin C. Any deficiency of iron in the body is synonymous with restless leg syndrome, which is a type of sleep disruptor. Try to eat more vegetables, fruit or fruit juice with your meals. Tuna, salmon, sardines, eggs, liver meat, poultry, whole-meal bread, nuts and dry fruits are extremely good sources of iron.

Don’t drink too much liquid right before going to bed – 

To avoid making trips to the bathroom, it is better to not drink large quantities of liquid before bedtime. Although a warm milky drink in light quantity can be consumed as it contains both tryptophan as well as calcium to soothe and to help the body relax.

           Semi-skimmed or skimmed milk is best because they contain less fat and places less burden on the digestive system.

Tyramine should be avoided –

Tyramine is an amino acid that promotes the release of a chemical, norepinephrine. Norepinephrine has a stimulant effect on the body and it may interfere with sleep in some individuals. Thus, avoid eating foods that contain tyramine which include potatoes, tomatoes, aubergines and spinach.

Refrain from drinking too much coffee  –

Caffeine is a strong stimulant with long-lasting effects that fill you with high energy. Even a single cup of coffee at bedtime can create sleep problems and lower sleep quality, affecting deep sleep, the most. A cup of tea too is not advisable before bedtime.

Try prescribed medication – 

There are various herbal and other supplements that reportedly induce restful sleep and you can try them as a last option. Although, if you don’t notice any improvement within three weeks it is unlikely it will work in the future; In that case it is better to discontinue them. Sleeping pills can be a temporary solution though.

             These remedies are still medicines and just like medicines they are prone to have side effects as well. So it is better to consult your doctor before taking any supplements.    

Find out whether you have a sleep disorder – 

Sleeping disorders are associated with low quality of sleep, and insomnia. It is essential to know about the most common sleep disorders, so that one can determine if it is the root cause of their sleep problems.

                           They include snoring, sleep apnea, sleep-related movement disorders, circadian rhythm disorders, night cramps, nightmares, narcolepsy, etc.

Essential oils can help you sleep better –

Roots, stalks, leaves and flowers of plants are the providers of essential oils. Scents released from essential oils affect the hypothalamus which is a part of the brain that controls glands and hormonal system. It influences the mood and lowers stress levels. This is the theory that aromatherapy is based on.

          When used during baths, massages and compresses, the essential oils are absorbed into the body’s bloodstream and transferred to our organs and glands which benefit from its healing effect. Essential oils have been known to help induce sleep.

     Try sprinkling a few drops of neat oil on your pillow before sleeping to fully benefit from its calming, soothing, sedative properties. During the day, using lavender oil can help reduce stress.      

Acupuncture and acupressure –

Acupuncture and acupressure are both based on the same idea. Acupressure can be understood as ‘acupuncture without needles’. Both are based on the idea that life energy flows through channels in the body as meridians. Disruption of flow along any such point can lead to illness.

        Stimulating specific acupuncture/acupressure points can relieve both pain and nausea as supported by scientific evidence. However evidence suggests acupuncture and related treatments might help insomnia too by relieving stress.

Reflexology can be relaxing –

The idea that our body has a few energy/reflex zones on feet, hands and head that run are linked with every other part of the body is referred to as, reflexology.

              It is believed that these zones will adversely affect the functioning of organs, glands, bones and muscles that lie within it. Stimulating the zones with fingers and thumbs break down the granular deposits; releasing the flow of energy, encouraging self-healing in the affected parts of the body.

                  Massaging is an old technique, yet just as effective, even today for reducing stress. Basic massaging techniques such as stroking, kneading, friction, hacking and playing some relaxing music in the background can enhance your state of relaxation.               

Yoga as a stress release –

 Yoga is a form of exercise that indirectly helps you to relax by taking your mind off your worries.  Yoga is ideally practiced early in the morning/evening to be able to wind down before your bedtime. Yoga helps in strengthening the body and increases flexibility. Yoga for sleeplessness acts as a stress reliever, more physically than mentally.

           The relaxation provided by yoga can promote sound sleep, relieve stress and tension, ease pains and help to calm our mind. Thus, yoga is highly recommended if you have problems falling asleep. You can learn yoga by attending classes run by a qualified instructor.

Note – Dark circles, always feeling sleepy, low energy are all insomnia symptoms. There are a few Indian home remedies for good sleep, but none are permanent cures.


We would like to let you know that we provide medicine free cure for sleepness/insomnia at Kailash Mantry Health Care Centre. You can also watch the insomnia video that we have uploaded on youtube.

October 1, 2018 at 12:07 pm · · 0 comments

Are you a casual drinker or an alcoholic?

October 1, 2018

 The line between casual drinking and addiction is a thin one.

 It is found that alcohol is not addictive in itself. The chemical reactions that it causes in our brain is addictive. It becomes a part of the person’s life to feel normal and sane. Alcohol increases an acid known as GABA in the human body which affects the brain. Hence, drunken people have trouble walking, talking, moving, etc. It will be repeated every moment the person consumes alcohol. Having tolerance to alcohol means the person will desire for more with every passing moment. Dopamine is also released when the person feels pleasure. Initial consumption of alcohol give pleasure to a person, the brain assumes the use of alcohol to be rewarding and full of pleasure. The increased levels of GABA and dopamine will be a huge risk when the alcoholic denies drinking. It can lead to withdrawal symptoms like hallucinations, tremors, temperature or seizures.

There are various methods to test alcohol content in the body of a person. It is extremely important to test the alcohol level in the person’s body. Finding the level of alcohol will help the medical expert to save the person from serious ill effects of alcohol. Hence timely testing will ensure sound health.  Let us discuss a few methods used to test alcohol content in the human body.:

1. Urine Test:

A sample of urine is collected to detect the percentage of alcohol in it. This sample will be tested in the laboratory and the results will be deduced. If the lab test is positive, a further test will be conducted to find out which part of the body is most affected and treatment will be planned accordingly.

2. Oral Drug Test:
A sample of your saliva will be collected and send to the lab for testing. If the lab test is positive you will be referred to a specialist for further treatment. He will ensure that the intake of alcohol should be reduced to lower the risk of further problems.

3. Blood test:
A Blood test also can be done to detect the alcohol content in the body. It is extremely helpful when the alcohol has affected the other parts of the body. This blood test will also be useful to decide the future course of treatment.

4. Alcohol Testing:
This kind of testing method is generally used by the traffic police to check the rash drivers. You are instructed to blow in a tester which is like a disposable tube. When the tester beeps it shows that alcohol is present in the blood of that specific individual. In this case, the police will take the necessary actions to punish the individual for drinking and driving.

Why do people tend towards becoming alcoholics:

 There are various causes of alcoholism. Finding or knowing the cause of person’s overuse of alcohol is very important. If you want to help them overcome alcoholism. People may start this for some small reason and over a period of time become depended on alcohol for every small thing that they are supposed to do. Dependency on alcohol is the worst thing that can happen to anyone.  Long-term alcohol use leads to long-term effects on health and life. This habit not only affects the person who drinks alcohol but also the people around him which includes his family and friends. Alcoholism is a grave issue for any family or person. Though it is difficult, it is not impossible to overcome this habit. Gathering information about this topic is necessary if we want to help someone who is addicted to alcohol. Only then can we help that person in a good way. Let us discuss a few reasons or causes for a person to turn alcoholic.
1. Relief from stress:
 In today’s fast going world stress is one very important issue that a person has to deal with. There is competition in the job which may lead to stress. There are complications in family life, this may also lead to stress. A student’s life is also not free from stress. The student has to work hard in order to maintain his level and pace with others. Most of them have to be multitasking From a very young age, parents enroll the child in various activities and pressurize him/her to be the best in them. It is not possible for all the children to excel in everything. Most of the children are not able to live up to their parent’s expectations. They give up and become arrogant. There is a huge chance that such children might turn to alcohol when they grow up. Some of them get addicted at a very young age also may be around 14  to 15 years of age.
 Stress has become a part of our life. Neither of the age group is stress-free. All the age groups are vulnerable to stress at any point in their life. Hence is found that they turn to alcoholism for relieving stress. Depending on alcohol to reduce the regular stress of life is one of the important reason for turning to alcohol use. People feel emancipated from stress and tensions. Drinking produces a feeling of happiness and makes them feel light headed. Alcohol drinking is hypnotic it makes the affected person feel out of the world. It gives the drinker feeling of being liberated. But the person doesn’t even realize when he gets used to this dangerous habit. Since it forces him to have for more.

2. Escape from reality:
Drinking alcohol can give some people an escape from the reality of the world. Everyone does not have the courage to face the harsh realities of life for most of the people. Most of them give up. They are unable to accept failure, loss, disease etc. In most of the cases to escape from these harsh realities of life, the person resorts to drinking alcohol. It provides them with a sense of relief from prevailing real problems of their life which occupy their mind throughout the day. They feel light headed as if they have forgotten all the prevailing realities. They feel drinking alcohol is the best way to escape from the realities of this world. But they don’t realize that continuous use of alcohol will gradually become a serious problem which not only affects them but also their loved ones.

 3.Cope with loss:
The biggest loss in a person’s life is losing a family member or friend. This can affect a person emotionally, physically and mentally. It is not easy to accept that the loved one is no more. People feel lonely and unhappy. They will also blame themselves for the loss. Some can also blame other people for the loss. At such a time most of the people who are not able to cope up with this loss become alcoholic. They feel alcohol can reduce their sorrow and help them to get through difficult times. They might sometimes feel hallucinated that the person they might have lost is talking to them or is accompanying them when they are in under the influence of alcohol.  Continuous Dependence on alcohol, even short term, can turn into a serious drinking problem.

4. Overcome anxiety
Some people have anxiety since childhood. This causes them to worry and be nervous every time. Drinking reduces a person’s shyness and makes him feel full of confidence. It also reduces his or her hesitation to take up a certain task. They feel it gives them the courage to be more comfortable and adaptive to difficult situations. Most of the people take a sip of alcohol when they have to perform some difficult task like a presentation, getting married, having children and to cope up with a huge responsibility. Continuous drinking to do every challenging activity can make them addictive. They will think without drinking alcohol, they won’t be able to handle the anxiety and pressure of their lives. Whenever assigned responsibility the addicts think that they will do well only if they have a sip of alcohol.

5. Break-up in love relationship:
 Most of the people who face a break up in their love relationship turn out to be serious drunkards. They might drink for two reasons either to gain the sympathy of their lover or to overcome the feeling of being dumped. Some of them will resort to drinking also to take revenge on their lover. They will always remember the humiliation of being rejected. These people will never accept the fact of being dumped and will get used to drinking to overcome this problem. Break-up is just a part of life and not its end. It is not difficult to overcome this problem. But people with a very weak willpower will never accept this fact and will surely become alcoholics.
 Those who are in a disturbed relationship might also become drunkards. Some people hold on to a relationship for a long time in order to avoid taunts and jeers of the society. Everyone must be aware of the fact that being in love with himself/herself is the most important thing. Unless a person learns to respect himself he/she will never be respected by others. Such persons usually take help from alcohol to forget the insult.

6. Helplessness:
When a person feels lonely and helpless he/she might tend to turn towards drinking. When no one is there to help and guide a person to deal with the prevailing problems of his or her life, the person takes help from alcohol. He/she thinks that drinking alcohol might give them the power to be independent. In some cases when people achieve the success they like to stay far away from other people. A person who has no family history of alcoholism might also resort to alcoholism if he/she feels helpless and lonely. Drinking doesn’t give any solution but for sure it helps them to escape from the prevailing problem.
7. Feels energetic and free:
People who have lost everything in life or have not achieved success feel energetic and free when they resort to alcohol. They feel the excessive energy to deal with the situation. They also feel courageous. When they are under the influence of alcohol they will feel courageous and can speak whatever they want. They will yell, trouble others, dance, work, etc which otherwise they wouldn’t have done. When they don’t drink alcohol they feel bonded and stressed. Such people feel drinking alcohol is necessary to handle every situation of life. Over a period of time alcoholism becomes their way of life. But the problem here is instead of taking help from the loved ones, the person finds solace in alcoholism.

8. Loneliness:
Feeling of being left out and lonely is the worst feeling that anyone could experience. It is very difficult to handle such a situation for a normal person. A person with weak willpower will definitely adopt drinking alcohol. When a person feels lonely in spite of having people around him he/she will turn towards drinking. Mostly these are the people who are very introverts. Sometimes extroverts who don’t share their problems with anyone but talk a lot can also turn to alcoholism. Some people have to stay lonely when they shift to another place in search of a job, after an argument with the family or n, after being left by the lover, etc. To deal with such a difficult situation, the person must either be very strong willed or courageous.

9. To find  his identity:
When a person is not respected or is always looked down upon by society, they feel as if they have lost their identity. Even people who are unsuccessful in their lives might feel relieved and on the top of the world under the influence of alcohol. In order to search their identity rather make the society realize their identity they will always resort to drinking. When they are drunk other people give lots of attention to the drunkards which makes them feel above the world. They feel they have achieved success even by grabbing the attention of the people. They also feel that they have established their individual identity by yelling and talking under the influence of alcohol. It gives them relief and comfort to have established their identity even if it is the identity of being a drunkard.

10. Neglect or abuse in childhood:
Family plays a very important role in shaping a person’s life. If someone is continuously neglected by the family members, he or she feels left out and may find solace in drinking. When parents and relatives continuously abuse a child or compare him/her to others, it has a long-lasting impact on the life of that child. Such a child will resort to drinking when he/she grows up. It is significant to give time to your child and understand his/her shortcomings. Every child will not grow up to become an engineer or a doctor. The parents need to find the area of interest of the child. They must motivate the child to do the activities he loves to do. These can be anything like singing, dancing, sports, etc. This will reduce the possibility of being neglected, compared or abused.

11. The Habit of alcoholism in family members:
When elders in the family have the habit of drinking alcohol, the children in the family will surely resort to drinking alcohol. Such children don’t find anything wrong in alcoholism. They will adopt alcoholism as the way of their lives. Parents are usually the ideals for their children. When parents don’t find anything wrong with drinking alcohol, children will follow in their footsteps. Hence experts also term alcoholism hereditary. Good habits start at home. Some parents have control over their drinking habits. But it is not necessary that the child will also turn out to be a controlled drinker. He might turn out to be an avid drinker.

12. Continuous abuse:
When a person is abused continuously he/she feels sad and left out. Abusing someone continuously is the worst thing to happen to someone. It reduces the confidence of the person and makes him feel useless and worthless. No one likes to be abused. But some ruthless people who have a good position because of job or money, never shy away from insulting and humiliating others. Some parents are so strict that they never understand the psychology of the child and insult him in front of everyone. This abuse doesn’t stop even when the child grows up. Such a person will feel stress relieved when the drink alcohol. Alcoholism is the best way for them to overcome the words of abuse.

13. Availability
Alcohol is available everywhere. It is the most widely used drink compared to others. Beer is the most consumed alcoholic drink. People can buy and use alcohol whenever and wherever they want. Since it is easily available people will not hesitate to buy it. They feel it is easy to get a bottle of beer rather than a soft drink. Most of them are unaware of the ill effects of alcohol.

14. Enjoyment:
Youth thinks that having alcohol is a must for enjoyment. Whenever there is a party or celebration, People will surely have alcohol. Some of them use alcohol to celebrate their success. Others use it as a style statement. People don’t understand that drinking alcohol is more like a punishment than fun.

15. Fashion:
In modern corporate world drinking alcohol is considered as fashion. Also, western influence on the youth has lead to excessive use of alcohol. Most of the youth don’t even realize when this fashion becomes a habit. This habit, later on, turns into a style of living and need which cannot be overcome. Overuse of alcohol makes the person aloof. No one really likes to gel with such a person. People like to maintain distance from such a person. Such people may find themselves in many risky situations. Sometimes they might give up on life and commit suicide.

16. Influence of Media:
Media is the window of the world. The youth of today is born with the media. They adapt to everything that they see on the television, internet, etc. Most of the movies today portray alcohol as a fashion trend or as a means to celebrate. Hence when children are in their youth years they imitate this kind of celebration. Western films also have a great impact on the youth of India. Most of the English films show the actors and actresses consuming alcohol. Indian youth copy them without understanding that the Westerner has to drink alcohol to keep themselves warm.

October 1, 2018 at 11:57 am · · 0 comments

What type of Alcoholic are you?

October 1, 2018

There are a few types of alcoholics. Each type has different symptoms and varied consequences. It needs to be tackled with a lot of love and care.

1. Mild Alcoholic:  
         Here the person drinks alcohol but very rarely. The person will not experience any negative effects, and they believe they have the capacity for drinking alcohol without problems. Physiological changes take place with the increase in tolerating capacity, but this will not be noticeable to the drinker or others. This kind of alcoholic is not at risk of any side effect unless the alcohol is poisonous. But it is the first step to become a severe alcoholic.

2. Moderate Alcoholic
 This is the second level of alcoholism. At this stage, symptoms build up slowly and steadily. Hangover results from excessive drinking and might be confused with withdrawal symptoms. Many addicts will continue their drinking to avoid sickness and will be found drinking small amounts of alcohol frequently. They will try to hide their alcoholism from others and will avoid any suggestion on alcoholism. Here the person has increased his alcoholic intake. This level of alcoholism can have side effects.
3. Severe Alcoholic:

By this level, many organs of the human body are damaged due to long-term drinking. Medical treatment or a rehabilitation might be required; otherwise, these changes will cause death. At this level of alcoholism, a person is extremely addicted to alcohol use. He/she will not be able to live without alcohol use. Whatever might be the cause but the person will become severely addicted to alcohol by this level.

4. Young Alcoholics:
This group of alcoholics contains the youth around 20 years of age. This group has gained its youth and independence a few years ago. Hence the attraction towards alcoholism is very high.

5. Antisocial alcoholics:
This type contains alcoholics who are from the age group of 21 to 26 years of age. They have lost the social abilities. They don’t have good social behavior. This category will face lots of problems while dealing with others. Alcohol addicts of this type might get involved in actions that may be considered antisocial. Some of them might turn out to be rapists, murders, thieves, etc.

6. Functional Alcoholics:
These type of alcoholics will have alcohol addiction present, but at a moderate level. They will have stable relationships, good education, good income as compared to another type of alcoholics. These people are not harmful to society. They understand the importance of having stability in life. Most of them are occasional drinkers. They will be responsible citizens and good human beings.

7. Alcoholics due to the family:
These kinds of alcoholics are formed when they face family abuse. In most of the cases, they come from broken families. They have a disturbed family life. They began drinking at a very young age. This category of drunkards are stubborn and will never give up the habit of drinking i.e. drinking addiction They will blame the circumstances for their alcoholism. However hard one tries to help them to get rid of alcohol, they will never listen.

1.Uncontrolled  alcohol consumption:
A person who has become addict to alcohol is unable to control the amount of alcohol he drinks or the amount of time spent on consuming alcohol. However hard he tries he is unable to stop his desire to drink alcohol. Drinking more than five glasses a day or fourteen drinks per week is harmful to a man, or more than three drinks per day or seven drinks per week is harmful to a woman. Sometimes a youth in the family is an addict but he will hide this. It is very important for the elders in the family to keep a watch on the youth in the family.

2. Gives utmost importance to alcohol:
This person is incapable to target anything except alcohol. The drive to consume alcohol is so strong that the person is always unable to focus on anything except the next opportunity to drink. Such a person will not be able to control his urge to drink alcohol. This person will not hesitate from robbing money for buying alcohol even at home. Sometimes the urge is so strong that he will always consider alcohol the most important thing. This type of person will not give importance to his spouse, children, parents, friends, etc in comparison to alcohol. The mind of the person is affected to such an extent that alcohol will become a priority.

3. Drinking restrains from fulfilling commitments:
Over drinking leads to the inability of the drunkard to fulfill his personal and professional commitments. Such a person is not able to maintain his reputation as a worker nor a family member. When a drunkard is assigned some responsible task, he will never be able to complete the given work. He will be so much fond of drinking that the task assigned to him will seem negligible. In most cases, the drunkard will not perform his duty and resort to drinking.

4. Bad Relationships
An alcoholic will always face severe issues in his personal and professional relationships. Most of them will become arrogant and stubborn under the influence of a alcohol.  They will insult or beat their wives, children, parents, etc to get alcohol. No one in the family will bother about them because of their attitude. The loved ones of such a person will distance themselves from him. This person will also humiliate the friends who will try to convince him to leave alcohol. Hence friends will also leave this person. They will never have any balance in his life. Alcohol will overtake his mind so much that he will give less importance to relationships than drinking.

5. Neglecting everything:
Such a person will lose interest in the activities and things that he liked to do in the past. He will forget the things he loved to do which can be his hobbies like reading, sports, shopping, etc. It can also be activities like helping his children to complete homework, helping wife in the kitchen, help colleagues to complete their work, etc. He will be so engrossed in drinking that nothing will be given more importance as compared to drinking. This person will also neglect his social responsibilities like bringing up the children, taking care of old parents, looking after the family business, etc. They will neglect their health, well being, job, career, etc.

6. Risky activities:
When a person is an alcohol addict he/she will involve himself/herself in risky activities like drink and drive, murder, etc. In the drunken state, the person does not understand the seriousness and consequences of these risky activities. The risk is always involved when a person becomes an alcohol addict. Such a person will risk his job, family, health and even life only to take a sip of alcohol. He might not only harm others but also himself. In many cases, the person loses his life in accidents caused due to rash driving under the impact of alcohol.  
7. Not bothered about the health issues:
A drunkard is so much used to alcohol that he is not bothered about the mental and physical health issues which are a result of drinking. Even when family members or doctors tell them about the bad effects, the alcoholics remain unaffected. Many of them also know that a certain part of their body has been affected by alcohol abuse. It can be heart, lungs, liver, etc that are affected. In spite of this, the people will not stop drinking.

8. Urge to have more alcohol every time:
Every day, every hour and every minute an alcoholic person wants a more alcoholic drink. His desire to drink more alcohol never fades. He always wants to have a little more drink whatever the situation might be. Alcohol takes over the mind of the person so much so that he will think of increasing his alcoholic consumption every time he drinks alcohol. By this time the person is fully addicted to alcohol.


September 21, 2018 at 12:11 pm · · 0 comments

You are training your children to ignore you.

September 21, 2018

 “Don’t eat junk food…. go to the gym…. don’t sleep all day…. clean your room….” As an obese teenager my mother nags at me all the time, usually about my weight or sedentary lifestyle. The problem is I am already used to tuning her out whenever she starts talking about gym or food. Why wouldn’t I? With adulthood I do understand that it is for my best, however it only makes me realize more of my faults and shortcomings than providing any real motivation to go to the gym or eating healthy.

Almost every household has a mother nagging at her son or daughter to drink their milk, do the homework or to keep things at their proper place. Fairly common right? What you don’t know is how dangerous this nagging can be over extended periods of time. So I wanted to look deeper into this interaction.

While doing research for this article I came across many articles that tried to explain why women nag, most of them said that women nag because ‘to get their way’ or ‘to hurt someone’. Some even tried to explain that nagging is a woman’s response when she is threatened or when they feel insecure. That however is not true I discovered.

Well you might be wondering why your wife nags so much or why your mother nags so much or maybe you might even be a woman wondering why people say that you nag or why do people tune you out.

The answer is rather simple: Women are more inclined to be concerned and worried for other people. They are more concerned for other people and relate to them easily.

“The message here is that, with female relatives, it can be a two-sided thing, they may be the people you most depend on, but also the people who nag you the most. It’s a testament to their deeper engagement in social ties.” Said Claude Fischer from UC Berkeley and Bar-Ilan University in Israel in a press release.

With all my research the following things became obvious.

Nagging only makes your child feel incompetent

To save your children from getting hurt and learning from your experiences parents coerce, scold, complain and nag. Parenting is a difficult job and sometimes these are the only options left. Many a times parents feel like their teenager is not ready to face the real world and they feel a loss of control when the said teens start taking their own decisions. But the fact is nagging teens, telling them what to do, constantly giving them instructions, or checking back on their jobs makes them feel incompetent and unloved, which is that last thing you wanted them to feel. So it is important to distance yourself and respect your teenager.

Nagging at teens makes them feel like the you’re just trying to get your way

Nobody like to be told what to do over and over again. It is toxic to the relationship between you and your child. According to Dr. Robery Myers, a psychologist who has been treating parent child relationships for 25 years, says that “the more you nag, the less they hear,” which is why when you try to have a meaningful conversation they don’t want to hear it. “Nagging at teens makes them feel manipulated” he says. Teens want to experience independence and backfire when parents try to force decisions on them. Instead we should accept it  as a process of them growing up and give them space.

Nagging makes your child want to ignore you

Nagging teaches your kids to stop listening. When parents point out what the child is not doing instead of noticing what he is doing, which is inherently a negative conversation. Dr Myers warns us that “Nagging is a way of finding fault, and it tends to wear people down instead of build them up.” Children might think that they can’t do anything or even worse stop trying. Nagging conveys our lack of confidence in them to go about their life. It trains them to tune us out because they assume we are going to say the same thing or criticise them.

Teens feel alienated when parents try to control them

Parents nag their teens largely because they are scared of losing control, and to ensure that their children are safe. Many a mothers are worried that their child might be with wrong influence, skipping class, failing exams or doing illegal activities. “When parents nit-pick their teenagers over little things, it just makes the children feel alienated. They may argue, they may ‘yes’ their parents, but whatever the outcome, they feel disrespected, they feel put down and they become antagonistic.” Says Mike Nicole, author of “Stop Arguing with Your Kids”

It is natural for someone to want to defend oneself when someone critics them. It makes them feel like they are by themselves.

Nagging is a short term victory      

Maybe your parents nagged, and you fell into the same habits, after all there is hardly a comprehensive guide on raising children perfectly. It is a learning process. What works for someone else might not work for you. Everyone has a unique child. Well maybe you even get a thrill out of it, be proud admit it. Many moms nag because they are anxious and worried about their own future. They don’t want their children to make the same mistakes they did. Nagging may work in the short term because your child may have no choice but to comply, however, it does not make you child independent and responsible. That takes time, and an commitment to change habits.

Nagging makes your child makes him secretive

 Whenever you berate your child for something they did, they become more secretive and scared of you and reparations of their shortcomings. Constantly picking and pointing out flaws in children makes them loose trust in themselves, experience loss of confidence and low self-esteem. Many children stop sharing their lives, try to hide their mistakes and make sure they are never caught. Such children are more likely to develop anxiety in their later years.

September 17, 2018 at 12:29 pm · · 0 comments

The dangers of anxiety medicines prescribed to you.

September 17, 2018

 “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome”

-anxiety meaning

“Mother needs something today to calm her down

 “And though she’s not really ill “There’s a little yellow pill

 “She goes running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper…”

Rolling Stones, 1966

Everybody feels fear at some points of their life, however when the fear does not fade away and persists, or gets worse, you could be suffering from anxiety. You can read more about causes and symptoms of anxiety here.

People face problems and upsets in their lives that cause Anxiety, Depression and other Mental Problems. However the claims that these “Mental Diseases” caused by “Chemical Imbalances” in the brain can be cured by dangerous drugs is foolish, false and fatal.

The drugs prescribed to you simply treat your symptoms, not the real disease. These drugs treat symptoms like feelings of depression, not the real cause of depression or anxiety.

What medications are prescribed to Anxiety Patients?

Many types of medications are prescribed to help treat anxiety. The most common medicines are:

  • Benzodiazepines (typically prescribed for short-term use)
  • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (Long Treatment)
  • Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)


Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs primarily used for treating anxiety. Brain cell communicate with each other through electrical and chemical signals. These transmitters called neurotransmitter. Benzodiazepines affect neurotransmitters in the brain, and regulate chemicals in our brain that affect mood and emotions. Benzodiazepines slow down neural activity, and so it is used for treating anxiety. As stated earlier Benzodiazepines are used for short term treatment of anxiety.

 Some common side effects of it are

  • Weakness
  • Sedation
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Anger
  • Violent Bouts
  • Irritation
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Memory loss

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)

SSRIs are some of the most common anti-depressants. SSRIs work by improving the function of brain cells that regulate emotions. Brain cell communicate with each other through electrical and chemical signals. These neurotransmitters are dysfunctional or not optimally functioning in cases of depression. In very few cases, people taking SSRIs can develop a serious condition called serotonin syndrome.

 Some Common Side Effects are:

  • Indigestion
  • blurry vision
  • dehydration
  • insomnia
  • drowsiness
  • decreased libido
  • erectile dysfunction
  • Although some of these side effects are temporary, many other side effects like sexual problems may persist even after stopping medication.

Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs)

SNRIs block the reabsorption of neural transmitters in the brain. SNRIs are dangerous because SNRI Withdrawal is very common. Missing a few doses or stopping the medication all together can cause a host of problems like Anxiety, weakness and dizziness.

SNRIs can cause

  • mild nausea
  • Dryness in oral cavities
  • Dizziness
  • headache and excessive sweating
  • SNRIs can even cause
  • Constipation
  • Insomnia
  • loss of appetite
  • weakness
  • and host of other sexual problems
  • It is also dangerous for people with high blood pressure and liver disease.

What are Anti-Depressants?

Anti-depressants are drugs designed to treat depression, sometimes they are prescribed for conditions like anxiety and insomnia. It is necessary to note that they are only effective in supressing depression, and not treating depression. It is popularly believed that excessive activity of nerves may be the cause of anxiety and other psychological disorders. Anti-Depressants work differently from person to person, so a patient may have to try a multitude of medicines before they find one suitable for them. Even when a person starts taking anti-depressants it is necessary to consult a doctor before stopping medication. And if one does stop taking medications, the symptoms of anxiety return.

Do Anti-Depressants help?

Well according to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality all antidepressant medications work about as well as each other to improve symptoms of depression. They also state that once a person starts taking anti-depressants it is hard to get off medications. So is it even worth it?

Ram Verma, an Entrepreneur based in Mumbai has suffered from depression for over 10 years, after being diagnosed with depression and getting prescribed Prozac, Ram took the medication for two years, he had this to say: “Taking the pills made me feel like a dead man, I had no energy and it took 1-2 days for the effects of the pills to wear off”

Kavita, a Media Professional, was also prescribed anti-depressants, said she had no interest in leaving the house after taking the pill. She also mentioned not wanting to socialize with anyone.

Both Kavita and Ram however were lucky enough to get treatment from Kailash Mantry, and were able to safely get off their medicines without any side effects.

Side effects of Anti-Depressants:

Anti-Depressants are extremely dangerous for your heart, as an overdose can lead to rapid or irregular heart beat can negatively affect your cardiovascular system, and even lead to heart attack or death. Anti-Depressants can even cause irregular spikes in your ECG. So it is extremely dangerous for not only heart patients but everyone.

  1. Abrupt withdrawal of medication can cause anxiety, confusion, dizziness, and agitation.
  2. Duloxetine can cause liver damage and should be avoided by alcohol drinkers at all costs, and even people that have liver disease.
  3. Venlafaxine causes increased cholesterol levels, it can also decrease appetite, random weight loss, increased blood pressure, when using venlafaxine.
  4. Medicines like Xanax which are Benzodiazepines lead to many problems like hypertension, decreased sex drive, disinhibition, emotional dysfunction, depression, sudden anger and violence tendencies, memory loss, struggled thinking and lowered mental capacity.
  5. Anti-Depressants can cause sexual dysfunction, strong headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhoea, and Weight fluctuation.
  6. Sometimes drugs can cause paradoxical effects, where in some tests, the person experiences negative impact on symptoms instead of any improvements. It can lead to severe suicide desire and violent thoughts.
  7. This study from BMJ also states that anxiety medicines may double the risk of suicidal thoughts in children and people under the age of 24.

Anti-Depressants and Weight Gain

Anti-Depressants can invariably result in uncontrolled weight gain or weight loss. Studies show that a significant portion of people taking anti-depressants experience this effect.

Weight gain can be a sign of your medication not working for your body. Consult your doctor to switch to another form of medicine.

Antidepressants and Pregnancy

Consuming anti-depressants during pregnancy is extremely dangerous for the foetus and cause complications during birth.

Consult your doctor if you should continue taking medicine.

Antidepressants and Alcohol

Alcohol is dangerous to people consuming alcohol, it worsens the symptoms of anxiety. It can also cause certain side effects.

Consult your doctor about the potential risks of consuming alcohol while you’re on anti-depressants.

Antidepressants and Pregnancy

Consuming anti-depressants during pregnancy is extremely dangerous for the foetus and cause complications during birth.

Consult your doctor if you should continue taking medicine.

Antidepressants and Alcohol

Alcohol is dangerous to people consuming alcohol, it worsens the symptoms of anxiety. It can also cause certain side effects.

Consult your doctor about the potential risks of consuming alcohol while you’re on anti-depressants.

Long term implications of Anxiety Medication:

Anxiety medication are capable of causing severe side effects, and should be avoided in all but the severest of cases. When one considers all the risks stated above its easy to understand why they are such a dangerous treatment. If you are taking medicine, work on making sure your anxiety is getting cured in the long term.

Why our Treatment is Different:

Neeraj Kumar Singh, a patient of Specific Phobia Disorder, said that he had no interest in doing anything, felt like his head was too heavy, experienced too many negative emotions and had harboured many ill feelings towards the world. He took many medicines to no obvious benefits. After treatments with Life Coach Kailash Mantry he felt confidence and ready to take a target of earning 3 core rupees. To learn more about his experiences and feelings you can watch his video here.

Pritam Das is one of our patient, an engineer based in Pune. After dealing with the death of his mother had to start working long hours to earn money, and lost connection with his family, said it was the cause of his anxiety, Kailash Mantry said that Pritam had issues making decisions quickly. After helping Pritam experience the feeling of family, love, Business success and many more topics he was ready to take on the game of life. He shared his life authentically and surrendered to the training. Lastly he advised all people facing with anxiety to stop dealing with anxiety by themselves, instead asking them to come to a life coach with your life and get cured. To experience his story, click here.

So it is important to understand the depression medication is no cure for depression. It is simply treating the symptoms. Depression medicines regulate chemicals in our brain called neurotransmitters that affect mood and emotions.


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