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Are you summer ready !!!

Mumbai and summer seem to be synonyms to me now. Every Mumbaikar would relate with me when I say summers are like bread toasts on pan. It’s mid-May and we are struggling to beat the heat. Being a microbiologist, I know that summers are best temperature for microorganisms to grow fast and hence we tend to fall sick more. I am going through the same phase right now, because eating outside made me sick but as an adult, we can handle the situation. But what about our kids? Are they ready for summer? Have you made plans on how to make summer friendly for children? Are you making  amazing summer drink for kids.
I am sure you must have made all possible arrangements to make this summer cooler but with so many activities to distract them, food is never their priority. And since they aren’t receiving enough nutrition, they become more prone to diseases.

pediasure cookies and cream
Lara and mahesh bhupathi unveiling pediasure

Make your kids summer ready with Pediasure cookies and cream flavor- An amazing summer drink for kids

Recently I came across Pediasure which has launched a new cookies and cream flavored powder for kids. My daughter doesn’t like drinking plain milk and hence I always make sure that I add something which is healthy and tasty to drink. Pediasure comes as a saviour to me as it contains 37 nutrients which help support height & gain weight, and boosts immunity & brain development. The newly launched flavor is the best since kids love cream cookies so much!

The event was an eye-opener as the esteemed panel comprising doctors, nutritionist and celebrity couple Lara and Mahesh Bhupathi, discussed how summer growth if one of the most important time in a kids life. It is their #TimeToGrow.

Insights from Event

Us mommies also got to taste the new flavor made by chef kichaa aka Nihal, and it was such a treat for us adults I cannot wait to see how my kid will react to it! As a mother, I am super happy as I have now made my kid summer ready. Now I can send my angel for all summer camps with a bottle of Pediasure. I suggested to my friends to make kids summer ready by boosting their immunity, growth and development with such health drinks. Pediasure is a complete nutrition cup for your kid. Pediasure Cookies and Cream is truly an amazing summer drink for kids.Being a mother I know kids get bored of same flavor too so make sure you give Pediasure cookies and cream in different ways. Take it as a parenting hack from me and I know you and they will love it. For instance, you can make banana smoothie with Pediasure Cookies and Cream which is an amazing summer drink for kids one day.

Ingredients  for Banana and Pediasure shake

Banana mashed 1 piece🍌

Condensed milk 2 tbps

1tbsp PediaSure cookies and cream flavor powder.

1 glass milk

Honey 🍯

Ice

Method

Take a jar, put all ingredients and churn it to give a nice smoothie texture and serve to your kids.

amazing summer drink for kids
image source :pediasure

 

2)You can also try making a moose with whipped cream using PediaSure cookies and cream to make another amazing summer drink for kids.

Ingredients for pediasure moose

Whipped cream

Powdered sugar

2 tbsp of Pediasure’s Cookies and Cream flavor

One cup of plain vanilla icecream

Method :

Take double ice bowl 🍚 and stir all the ingredients to give a fluffy mixture and serve it small shot glasses and serve with lot of fruits.

amazing summer drink for kids
image source :pediasure

Or You may also like to make a spread and give it to your kids with oats bread, or make healthy ice candy of same banana shake.

If your kid is a fussy eater, these hacks can ensure your kid is getting proper nourishment.
I hope my tips and tricks will help to keep your kid summer ready and you can make many recipes using  Pediasure Cookies and Cream to make  amazing summer drink for kids.

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Cochlear Implant Surgery in India – Boon to hearing impaired people because #HearingMatters

Imagine a world without sound, no chirping of birds, no sound of flowing water, or no whistle of a cool breeze! How does it feel? Awkward, right? Now imagine a world without car-horns, crackers, honking, shouting and annoying voices. How does it feel? Heavenly, right? Now imagine a person who is born without the ability to hear and is unable to listen to both the pleasant and the annoying sounds. It does make a huge difference to that person, doesn’t it? The importance of listening can only be understood by the person who is hearing-impaired. What if I say you that Cochlear implant surgery can be boon to hearing impaired children or people who  have profound sound loss.  Thanks to Cochlear India for making me aware of this.

Recently I got a chance to meet a brave, optimist and a very talented 11-year-old boy who was born with profound hearing loss. Currently studying in Class 6th at the Balmohan Vidyamandir, Divyesh Indulkar now lives like a normal child, and show his talent to the world like any other child.  Thanks to the unilateral Cochlear implant surgery  he underwent at the age of 1.8 years at Hinduja Hospital by Dr. Milind Kirtane .cochlear implant surgery

Divyesh’s parents who too were hearing-impaired from birth had a gut feeling that he too might be afflicted with hearing loss. And as fate would have it, their worst nightmares turned out to be true. After 5 months of Divyesh’s birth, his parents realized that he too was born with the hearing-impaired condition, since he was unable to respond to any of the sounds around him. All hell broke loose on Divyesh’s parents as the very thought of seeing their beloved son tread the same path like theirs gave them sleepless nights. The pain of seeing Divyesh go to a school for the hearing-impaired and communicating in sign language with others seemed like a repeat telecast of what they had been through all their lives.

cochlear implant surgery
divyesh’s happy family (parents and aunt)

There’s a saying, ‘Not all superhero wear capes’, so in such a situation Divyesh’s maternal aunt Chitra aka the superhero of the house, who had seen her sister her entire life without uttering a word, decided that Divyesh would not endure the same path like her sister. Therefore, she took him to a paediatrician to get him treated, after which certain tests were recommended. The tests revealed that Divyesh had profound hearing loss. Chitra was then educated about Cochlear Implant surgery at Hinduja hospital and how Cochlear implantees lead a normal life after the implantation. Divyesh was operated at the age of 1.8 and after 1.5 years of continuous therapy Divyesh was able to distinguish between the sound of a falling glass and the sound of a falling spoon. This was when the doctors started his speech therapy thereby enabling him to communicate. Divyesh loves to call himself ‘Shivba’ since he was born on Shiv-Jayanti.

Everything written above may seem to be simple for some people but Divyesh’s family had to go through tremors of financial and psychological setbacks every time they saw Divyesh not performing inspite of the effective therapy. But nature always pays of if you do hardwork to achieve something. In this case her aunt and Divyesh’s maternal grandparents stood up like giant tree to make Divyesh live normal life.  It was Divyesh positive attitude right from birth to accept what comes to him.

Unlike his parents, Divyesh was lucky to get an implant at a very early age and now lives life-like a normal child. Divyesh is now a master at playing the Tabla and that’s been possible only because of the Cochlear Implant surgery. Is it a miracle or an irony of life? I don’t know! Such is Divyesh’s optimism that he dreams of becoming a pilot. He also does a lot of mono acts and dramas on stage. He loves to dance and has been featured in many Marathi ads and has also hosted many live shows at schools for the hearing impaired.

After seeing his family, I feel that we need to make other people aware of Cochlear Implants and its importance for hearing-impaired people. Many people take life as it is gifted to them, and don’t want to change for better. I have seen many cases where parents didn’t bother to take their children for the therapy sessions even after a successful cochlear implant. Therapy sessions are an important part of the Cochlear Implant as both go hand-in-hand. Avoiding therapy sessions post the implant would leave the child with speech disorder. The pain of seeing one’s child go through all the stress is a psychological setback for every parent but one must always remember that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

 

“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.”  by  Jack Ma, Co-founder, Alibaba Group

 

A Cochlear Implant does the work of a human ear, but what teaches the child to speak and comprehend are the exercise and practice sessions with the therapist. Cochlear Implant is a boon to the soundless world.

 

Factors responsible for hearing loss:
  1. Family history
  2. Premature birth
  3. Infections during pregnancy
  4. Lack of oxygen at the time of birth
  5. Listen to audio at high levels
  6. Head or ear injury
  7. Measles, meningitis, mumps or ear infections
  8. Ageing
  9. High blood pressure
  10. Diabetes

 

Who can get a Cochlear Implant?
  1. People or children who have moderate to high profound sensorineural hearing loss (more than 50% hearing loss to 100% loss)
  2. Cases where hearing aids are no longer helpful.

In cases with congenital hearing loss, early intervention is advised, especially for kids below 10 years as most of the brain development happens by the age of 10. Kids learn early and that’s why an early intervention with a Cochlear Implant is beneficial for a child’s growth.

Understanding what a Cochlear Implant is –

Cochlear Implant is an electronic device which is used for medical purpose that does the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain. It’s not a normal hearing aid that amplifies sound. Instead Cochlear Implants bypasses the damaged hair cells of the cochlea to provide sound signals to the brain.

How does a Cochlear Implant works?
  1. A sound processor (for instance, the Nucleus 6 processor that Divyesh wears) worn behind the ear captures sounds and turns into digital sound code. The sound processor has a battery that gives power to the entire system and is easy to charge and clean as per your need.
  2. The sound processor then transmits the digitally coded sound through the coil on outside of your head to the implant that’s surgically placed just below it, on the outside of the skull.
  3. The Cochlear Implant transform the  coded sound of digit into electrical impulses and transfer to the electrode array which is fixed in the cochlea.
  4. The implant electrode stimulates the hearing nerve which then sends the impulses to the brain where they are converted into sound.
Facts and stats related to Cochlear implant surgery

A recent survey by WHO shows that over 466 million people live with disabling hearing loss. Hearing loss can be avoided and its impact reduced. Unless action is taken by 2030 there will be nearly 630 million people with disabling hearing loss and the figure could soar up to 900 million by 2050, which means, that nearly one in every ten people will have hearing loss. In India Neonatal tests or Newborn screening is given very less importance, which leads to late detection of newborn defects. As a parent, its difficult to accept that your child can be born with defects. But faster you accept , early you can start its treatment.  This is  exactly why it’s important to educate people about cochlear implants and raise awareness about disabling hearing loss.

 

Watch Cochlear’s™ Global Hearing Ambassador, Brett Lee, talk about how a cochlear implant surgery changes lives for good:

 

Explore more about Cochlear Implants: http://www.cochlear.com/wps/wcm/connect/in/home/discover/cochlear-implants

 

How to get the best water purifier for home?
      Water is renewable source of energy, only if you save for future life. Water is life.  In fact water is that precious diamond which we can’t  afford to loose at any cost.  Water is we and we are water, I am not wrong in saying  this, as our human body consist of up to 60% of water.  It is must for everyone to live on Earth. Water plays a very important role in everybody’s life, right from opening eyes to closing eyes. We start our day in the morning  with water till going to the bed, you need water. But do you know the potable water is different from regular water. Potable water is the drinking water, anything else is used for other purposes like cleaning and washing.  We just can’t compromise with purity of water for drinking. What you need is the pure water and Best water purifier for home in India .
       The question here arises is whether the water people drink in urban area, coming directly from tap without purifying it, is it safe….?  Some people think that water in any form or from any place is always pure and is safe to use and drink but in my opinion it is not true because to live a healthy life it is very essential to drink pure water since water is one of necessity for our body. On a planet like Earth where Global warming is increasing with a jet speed and in the big cities with over populated people,  creating  pollution which is directly affecting potability of water especially for drinking. Major Concern is about the purity of both surface and groundwater. This is a growing issue because as the population grows, it becomes more important to understand how to manage the use of water and to drink and get pure water. What if people misuse water and makes more impure water, we wont have potable water. Because of its impurity and contamination , a day will come when people on Earth will have scarcity of water.
        There is no planet like Earth which is both rocky and having flowing water. Without water, we cannot even dream of life. Although our planet  has wide lakes , vast oceans and rivers but the amount of freshwater is about a small fraction. Since we all know clean drinking water is a necessity to make sure hygiene because there is rapid growth of number of ailments and diseases due to impure drinking water.  You cannot all the time rely on mineral water so here is the need of Best Water Purifier for home in India . Yes it is true, knowing the advantages of purifiers majority of people are using water purifiers in cities but rural areas stay as it is, because people are not aware of the different purifiers available in the market and its importance. Even if people are aware of the purifiers still it becomes a challenging task to choose which one is the Best Water Purifier in India. Finding the best water purifier for home in India is half a battle won to stay healthy and fit.
         When you as a consumer think of purchasing a water purifier the first question arises is what kind of purifier?  Is it RO, UV or UF?  Then they decide on storage capacity?  or Which technology is the best one? And many more question like this to select best water purifier for home in India. Livpure a brand making Best Water Purifier in India provides solutions to every question raised by the customer and provides  perfect solution with the best product and service. Since It contributes in providing clean and pure water with a diverse set of water purifiers having different types of water purifying techniques. Their main products consists of RO and UV water purifiers which provides purified water which is not only free from bacteria, viruses and germs but is also free from dissolved chemicals. Livpure provides a range of water purifiers for home as well as commercial use in India.
RO water purifier
          RO or reverse Osmosis water purifier uses RO membranes to purify water. It is one of the most popular water purifier in India. In this type of technology water get filtered under pressure through a semipermeable membrane to remove heavy metals like arsenic, fluorides, mercury and other dissolved impure salts. RO water purifiers are mostly used in houses and companies. Since it involves high cost in maintenance and wastes a lot of water during purification process people mostly opt for other purifiers of Livpure.  But Ro purifiers are best in places like Gujarat and Rajasthan which have more hard water.
UV water Purifier-
          The search of majority of people to find a Best Water Purifier in India ends here.  UV purifiers use ultraviolet purification technique to clean water. It uses UV radiations to kill germs, bacteria and viruses and make drinking water free from viruses causing water-borne disease like cholera, typhoid and dysentery. Unlike, RO water purifiers, they do not remove dissolved salts from water which are important for our body as well do not make water acidic in nature.
Livpure Glitz UV Water Purifier
 Commercial water purifier
           Livpure also provides commercial RO water purifiers  for office use.  For commercial purpose Livpure gives a 5 stage purification including activated carbon and Ro technology with a purification capacity of 50 litres every hour.
Livpure i25 Commercial RO Water Purifier
UF water purifier
          UF water purifier uses Ultrafiltration membrane to purify water. As compared to RO purifier membrane UF purifier membrane has slightly larger pores. These purifiers clean the water containing bacteria and germs from the rainy and muddy water. UF water purifiers are manually cleaned by flushing all blocked germs thus making it last for longer time and involves low maintenance.  One of the is Gravity water purifier.
Gravity Water Purifier
             In the list of the best water purifier in India even this purifier is best fitted. These water purifiers do not use electricity for purification, they use activated carbon technology.  Most cost effective and is the best option to select in urban areas where there is shortage of electricity.
Livpure Brahma Gravity Water Purifier
Disclaimer:  The article written above is to make people aware about water purifiers in India. In no way i am promoting this as the only water purifier. The water purifier depends on you, which is best suited for you according to place you stay or the water quality which comes. Many a times the purifier selection is based on the level of purification needed, storage tanks  capacity and amount of impure water what you recieve.

 

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