Forgotten hygiene

“Take care of your body.

It’s the only place you have to live”

Jim Rohn

Good health is not just regular exercise or eating healthy food….

This topic is a 4 minute read.

So read this post completely , in case you got  just that much time.

Otherwise take your own time whenever you are free to read.

Some of my regular friends in WP wondered as to why I am not contributing some useful medical stuff,being in the Medical profession.

I understand,but as you already know there is a wealth of information already available on the net, and my wish, not to crowd the space further.But still I try to add one or two helpful topics.This is my 2 nd post, and the earlier post being,

Something we have been doing wrong all along

Everyone of us…I am sure ,aware of importance of Hygiene.

All of us are busy teaching our young ,the importance of not just hygiene,but also personal hygiene.

Some examples of personal hygiene include

Regular bath,Regular brushing the teeth along with flossing,Trimming the nails,Regular washing of the hands,Regular shaving of arm pit and pubic hair,trimming the nostril hair,women maintaining hygiene during menstrual time(just washing with fresh water),for men in non circumcision cases thoroughly removing the smegma,anal hygiene (washing with fresh water after defecation),keeping our nostrils clean,cleaning the external ear pits regularly etc.etc

But surprisingly our teaching to the kid  never includes HYGIENE of the Belly Button or Navel which in the medical world it is known by the name umbilicus.

How many of you stand in front of the mirror and just have a look at the belly button on a regular basis ? (Navel gazing literally !! )

Belly button,as you all know is the scar left behind by the umbilical cord Which gets removed after birth.

OK, as you are aware as the stump of the umbilical cord gets dried up it forms a pit during the process of healing.

Is there any purpose of the belly button after birth ?

Yes.

1.Medically

It helps in dividing the abdomen into quadrants,1.helping the physician to identify the cause of the symptom,2. can be used for blood transfusion in the new-born,3.Helpful for having laparoscopic ports.4.Any bulge of the navel indicates intra abdominal pathology.

2.Fashion ,society and culture

includes Midriff,

Crop-top

Navel-piercing

Belly Dance

Why Hygiene of belly button important ?

1. Belly button (pit) is a source of 2,368 different species of bacteria/fungi ,waiting to strike at the next available opportunity.

2. If you are male and hairy, or a person with belly button piercing,or you are a person in the habit of liberally spraying  talcum powder on your body, you can notice over the time collection of the lint or fluff ( a mixture of cloth fibers,hair follicles) and over the time it becomes smelly and ripe for bacterial/fungal infection and later pus formation.

3. The deeper your belly button pit,the greater the collection of dirt and germs, and just like these germs make your armpit smelly, here also the germs along with dirt collection give a foul smell and soon you can notice redness of the surrounding skin,pain and even pus discharge.

Notice above how the Lint/Fluff appears.The example above is large enough to be visualised.Intially it is small in size difficult to visualise.

Fortunately hygiene aspect of belly button is easy,only if we care to follow on a regular basis.

Just watch this video and learn how to clean the belly button. ( 1 mt-40 seconds clip)

Thank you for your patient reading !

My post is incomplete if I don’t mention One Australian Gentleman by name Graham Barkers,who holds the world record for collecting his own navel fluff stuff (lint) every day for 26 years.Check the following link.

Librarian enters Guinness book of world records for collecting belly button fluff

Navel fluff/lint

Navel fluff/lint source -feargod.net/fluff

 

IS pixabay derivative,sridhar,youtube,feargod.net/fluff

30 seconds Speech-how long you take to prepare it ?

Wilson was once asked how long it took him to write a speech. He answered, ‘That depends. If I am to speak 10 minutes, I need a week for preparation. If 15 minutes, 3 days. If half hour, two days. If an hour, I am ready now.’  Woodrow.t.Wilson

If you could make a 30 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?

One particular 30 second speech is inspiring.

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all of these in the Air.

You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four Balls – Family, Health, Friends and Spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these; they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for it.”

Work efficiently during office hours and leave on time. Give the required time to your family, friends and have proper rest.

Value has a value only if its values is valued.

The above  30 second speech is  by Bryan Dyson-Former CEO of Coca-cola

I felt it is really tough job to prepare instant 30 second speech.

What is your 30 second speech to your fellow bloggers if you are able to give one?

please share your thoughts .

 

‘Observations’ of Beer Holder

Beer

‘There are two reasons for drinking.

One is ,when you are thirsty,to cure it.

The other when you are not thirsty, to prevent it ……’

alcoholsayings.com

Science….Adding to the knowledge or Confusing the existing knowledge ??

Confusing science

With advanced science,excellent reasearch and invention of sophisticated tools,we are supposed to be confusion free.

Ironically the same science is giving us contradictory findings.

Some examples
1.Laughing vs crying

It is generally said ,Laughter is the best medicine give your body booster with laughter

Now a few researchers came out with opposite thought …..ie. you must cry to ease out your

stress and even set the time frame as to how often you should cry.

For a strees free life you must cry once a week
2. More sex vs Limited sex

Too much sex disadvantages What too much sex can do to you ?

( 15 times a day ?? check the above link )

More advantages  Benefits of having more sex

15 science backed reasons to have more sex
3. Tea Vs Coffee

Which drink is better for you ?.The school of thoughts for each, give us confusing signals.

tea-coffee…which drink is better ?

You decide.

4.Eating Chocolates

Good Eating chocolates is good for you.

Bad- Negative Side effects of chocolate eating

5.Nutrition advice

The less said the better.

All of us need not be health freaks,but we are conscious about the food we eat,more so with sugar,salt and fat.Regarding these three important food constituents…..lot of confusing things are said by researchers.

Earlier it was said eating eggs and nuts are bad due to high fat.Now they say they are the best.

Earlier they said eating sweets bad for diabetics,now they say diabetics can have equivalent of sugar ( sweeteners ).God only knows any side effects they can cause.

Researchers have not spared the meat eaters.People are confused further by the terms  meat’, ‘low fat meat’ etc.

Nutrition science is so confusing

6.Health Noice

What about these health trends ?

examples

implants( better implants vs best implants ),crazy diets,diet beverages,

weight reduction pills,libido pills,alternate medicines,

Deceptive new technologies,spa therapies,oxygen kiosks,

Decisions based on friendly neighbourhood health advises,

Pantsdrunk,lagom and hygge ( scandinavian wellness trend )

7.Hot coffee vs cold brew

Earlier they said cold brew is better than Hot coffee.Now research claims opposite.

Cold brew is not healthier/

 

The above are some of the examples.

Dear fellow blogger,what are your thoughts ?Did you come across these types of contradictory research findings ?

Have we to really take these reasearch/friendly neighbour advises seriously ? or Do we have to continue our life style ..as it is ?

Or switch back to Ancient Wisdom ?