Fight Fat with Ayurveda – naturally

CaptureAs we grow older, it can be extremely challenging to lose fat just through diet and exercise. To really fight that stubborn fat, the ancient medical system of India, known as ayurveda, uses age-old techniques that target the exercise-resistant fat by igniting your digestive fire. This is the biggest difference between ayurvedic weight loss and techniques and more conventional Western methods — ayurveda focuses on why your fat cells are getting bigger and gives you solutions that work long term. These techniques have worked for thousands of years and can be performed on a daily basis.

Ayurvedic techniques are targeted specifically at removing ama from your body, which shrinks your fat cells. The older you get, the more common it becomes to have ama in your body, but it doesn’t have to be this way. if you implement daily habits and detox programs that help remove these toxins, they don’t have to become a chronic issue leading to weight gain.

Each one of the recommendations will help you to shed those extra pounds. Individually, they are helpful, but when you put them all together, you may experience impressive weight-loss results. These fat fighters will help you not only lose weight — but you’ll be able to keep it off. You can adhere to this plan indefinitely — I consider the steps life-long “maintenance” recommendations.

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When can a Bank Close your Safe Deposit Locker (India)

Normally bank lockers are opened for the safe keeping of valuable confidential documents, gold and precious ornaments.   The bank lockers will give a sort of comfort to the locker holders with total peace of mind.  The main features and benefits of safe deposit lockers are convenient, safe and private way of keeping valuables secure and facility to deposit or retrieve valuables at any time during the banking hours.  
But please remember to operate your bank lockers at least once in a year (base on the customer risk category) otherwise your bank can open your safe deposit locker and allot the same to another customer. The RBI direction related to unoperated bank lockers are given below
“Where the lockers have remained unoperated for more than three years for medium risk category or one year for a higher risk category, banks should immediately contact the locker-hirer and advise him to either operate the locker or surrender it. This exercise should be carried out even if the locker hirer is paying the rent regularly. Further, banks should ask the locker hirer to give in writing, the reasons why he / she did not operate the locker. In case the locker-hirer has some genuine reasons as in the case of NRIs or persons who are out of town due to a transferable job etc., banks may allow the locker hirer to continue with the locker. In case the locker-hirer does not respond nor operate the locker, banks should consider opening the lockers after giving due notice to him. In this context, banks should incorporate a clause in the locker agreement that in case the locker remains unoperated for more than one year, the bank would have the right to cancel the allotment of the locker and open the locker, even if the rent is paid regularly. “
RBI direction is very clear, even if you pay your locker rent regularly, the bank has got every right to open the locker and allot this to another customer, if you failed to operate your bank locker within the time limit prescribed by RBI
So please keep in mind that, you should operate your bank locker at least once in a year (as per the risk category) even if there is nothing to deposit or withdraw from your bank safe deposit locker.  The simple solution is to visit your bank locker once in a year and open and close it and also once in a while ensure that the contents stored in the locker is in order.  Please ensure to obtain a copy of the safe deposit locker agreement and read all terms and conditions carefully.
Note: RBI rules related to opening and operating of Bank Safe Deposit lockers are subject to change. Please contact your bank for more information and guidance.  This article is just for the general information of the readers.
Courtesy : Noshir Parlewalla

Insanely stupid health lies still pushed by the nutritionally illiterate media

I’ve identified the most insanely stupid lies about health still being pushed by the mainstream media… an institution that’s increasingly detached from reality and losing readers and viewers at a record pace:

#1: Mercury in lobster is bad for you, but mercury in flu shots is good for young children!

#2: There’s no such thing as a food that helps prevent cancer

#3: Fluoride improves public health

#4: Nutrition is a waste of money

#5: Disease outbreaks are caused by a lack of vaccinations

#6: GMOs are perfectly safe to eat in unlimited quantities, and without GMOs, half the world might starve to death.

#7: All the money donated to pink ribbon cancer fundraisers goes to help find cures for cancer. (Total lie. Most of the money goes to fund mobile mammogram trucks that go into low-income neighborhoods to falsely diagnose poor women with cancer so the cancer centers can rack up huge Medicare billings. Ka-ching!)

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Legal Resource Center

What is LRC?
The LRC’s (Legal Resource Centre’s) main objective will be to provide information, advice and preliminary guidance to a person needing legal help or planning legal action
For those seeking legal help, Moneylife Foundation’s new initiative—Legal Resource Centre, will provide support to individuals seeking legal guidance. Here’s how the LRC works
After receiving several requests for legal guidance, Moneylife Foundation has setup Legal Resource Centre to help those individuals who are lost when it comes to dealing with the complex Indian legal redressal system and are seeking legal help. The LRC will guide them to the right forum and suggest on how to get the best results. We will not draft applications for them or appear for them in any legal forum.
If you are seeking legal guidance, here is a guide to the MLF-LRC:
What will the LRC cover?
The LRC will focus on 10 main areas-
  1. Guidance for filing complaints with financial regulators & stock exchanges
  2. Guidance for filing consumer complaints
  3. Guidance on IT Act and issues that affect life and liberty.
  4. Guidance on filing Public Interest Litigation
  5. Guidance to Whistleblowers
  6. Guidance on filing complaints & consequences in Sexual Harassment cases
  7. Guidance Wills, transmission of assets etc.
  8. Guidance on filing RTI effectively and handling the appeals process
  9. Property, conveyance, cooperative society related issues, registration, stamp duty etc.
  10.  Basic legal research of different kinds especially pertaining to new legislation where there is no case laws in India such as Class Action Suits under the new Companies Act
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Say NO to GMO – already being banned in developing countries

Dear friends across India,

A flood of genetically modified crops will soon sweep India if Environment Minister Moily gets his way. A public outcry stopped Monsanto’s GM brinjal, and if we act now, we can get Moily sacked and save India’s fields and health. Sign now to challenge Rahul Gandhi to show decisive leadership and kick out Moily:


A flood of genetically modified crops will soon sweep across India if the Environment Minister gets his way. Minister Moily is meant to protect India’s fields and forests, not mollify Monsanto, and its up to us to ensure he does!

We’ve done it before! Citizens concerned about health and farmers furious about corporate bullying stopped Monsanto’s GM brinjal. But now Moily has convened a committee that could give the green light to 120 types of transgenic crops. Moily has already made many enemies by agreeing destructive forest and coal projects, so if we act now, we can get him sacked.

With elections looming, Rahul Gandhi is under real pressure to show voters strong leadership and ditch this minister for Monsanto. Let’s act fast, before Moily says yes to experimental crops that put us all at risk. Sign now, and share widely, when 50,000 people are on board, we’ll take the message straight to Gandhi:

Moily, who was given the post of Minister of the Environment in addition to his job as Minister for Oil, has already shown he can’t be trusted to protect the environment because he’s too busy trying to bend over backwards for businesses. In an unprecedented green sellout, he cleared projects worth over 150,000 crore in his first month on the job as part of his push for “creative destruction.” Now he’s under fire for boosting profits at Reliance Industries by hiking gas prices.

Monsanto may be on the back foot in India, but it hasn’t given up. Moily wants to use his position to make sure that GM companies like Monsanto can sink their teeth into India. Some argue that genetic modification holds great promise for increased agricultural efficiency, but so far the gains are just corporate PR hype. The dangers of cross-contamination and higher costs for poor farmers on the other hand are all too real.

Moily wants to move fast, hoping that fields can be planted with genetically modified crops this kharif season. So we need to move even faster. Join the call now and share widely:

Avaaz members are winning battles worldwide to protect our food supply. After over a million of us took action to halt a Monsanto GM factory in Argentina, the government rejected their environmental impact assessment and halted construction. Now let’s come together to protect India’s farmers.

With hope and determination,

Meredith, Alex, Emilie, David, Mais and the rest of the Avaaz team

PS – Many Avaaz campaigns are started by members of our community! Start yours now and win on any issue – local, national or global:

More information:

Moily Madness in India (Huffington Post)

Jayanthi Natarajan line reversed, Moily and Pawar will ask SC to allow GM trials (Indian Express)…

MoEF revives committee to consider proposals on GM crops (Indian Express)…

Veerappa Moily bats for Reliance Industries’ Mukesh Ambani over taint ordered by Arvind Kejriwal (The Financial Express)…

Toxic heavy metals in lipsticks threaten health of women and unborn babies

Toxic chemical and heavy metal content exists in almost all commercial cosmetic products. You’d have to go to a health

food store and purchase the good, clean stuff at a higher price maybe. Still, even there, reading the labels and knowing what to avoid is worth it if you use underarm deodorants, cosmetic potions and lotions, as well as scalp and skin care products.

According to the evidence from independent researchers and lab analysts, the price of enhancing beauty with most commercial cosmetics goes beyond dollars and cents. The cosmetic pay-later plan involves risking one’s health and the health of one’s unborn baby.

Actually, abstaining from cosmetics during pregnancy may be easier for many than giving up smoking or alcohol completely. Of course, all manner of avoiding heavy metals and chemical toxins should be part of the lifestyle of expectant mothers.

Finding up to 300 contaminants in umbilical cord blood indicates that the mother inadvertently passes on these toxins to the fetus. Avoiding as much heavy metal and additive chemical toxins as possible can reward you a safe birth with a healthy baby whose growth continues in health.

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A website in service of consumers

Power to Consumer: A website in service of consumers
As consumers we are all empowered and protected by the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 against unscrupulous traders, companies and service providers. But the legal complexities involved in seeking one’s right can be intimidating sometimes. At times like this, a channel that provides online and easy legal advise can be of great support.
I am proud to present to you an online initiative dedicated solely to help you resolve your consumer related issues or disputes. All you need to do is log on to the website: and submit your complaint. I will review your complaint, and provide you with a legal solution, at the earliest. A solution basis which you can respond or challenge the company [for which I will help you draft your complaint even]. That is not all. I also have other sections on my website that will help you understand the process of filing a complaint, a complaint generator toolthat will help you generate your complaint in a prescribe format, and more. I also write a blog in which I pen down my thoughts and opinions on day to day matters that can affect you as a consumer.
A single line about me: I am a practising Consumer Rights Advocate with over 23 years of experience in fighting Consumer related cases. This initiative is my quest in providing service to the society in the best possible way. I look forward to your support.
Don’t forget. Please visit my website today and submit your query. Remember, no complaint that relates to your right as a consumer is trivial.
Best Regards,
Shivesh Kumar Sinha
Owner, Power to Consumer


India’s cows producing ‘toxic’ milk

Cows in India are producing contaminated milk because they are allowed to eat garbage in the street, lawyers state

India’s neglected holy cows are producing toxic and contaminated milk because they eat garbage while wandering the streets unsupervised, according to lawyers for one of India’s top milk-producing states.

The claim was made in India’s Supreme Court where judges ordered all of India’s states to impose life imprisonment sentences for those convicted of contaminating milk.

Justice K.S Radhakrishnan said he was so concerned about the scale of adulteration that he had not taken milk in his coffee for two years.

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Avoiding your dentist can save your life

The American Dental Association continues to maintain that mercury fillings and root canals are safe dental procedures, in spite of the overwhelming evidence against these practices. Routine high speed drilling saves dentists time, but also unwittingly destroys teeth, requiring root canals to save them.

The fluoride treatments and fluoridated toothpaste recommended to “protect” teeth, actually harm teeth and health. The fact that a nutrient dense, high fat soluble vitamin diet can prevent cavities and avoid the need for orthodontia is unknown for most individuals.

The majority of Americans have no idea how dangerous modern dentistry really is. Dentists aren’t bad people, but their training, similar to that received by allopathic physicians, is largely incorrect and health damaging to patient

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