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Multiple Sclerosis (MS), How to fight with MS And Food in MS

Posted June 12, 2013

  1. Finding the right medication is only part of treating multiple sclerosis.
  2. Proper diet and exercise are also key components to living well with MS.
  3. Please focus on your overall health particularly diet and exercise.
  4. With active exercise and adequate diet only you can achieve your goals with healthier, more active living.
  5. You can start Exercise with Yoga as well.

  • This MS Diet introduces you to the good nutrition habits and recipes that help give you the strength you need in your fight against MS.

Avoid Foods with MS

  1. Meat , including processed meat, salami, sausages, canned meat.
  2. Can take egg white but not the whole egg.
  3. Dairy products avoid :
    1. Milk.
    2. Cream,and butter.
    3. Ice cream.
    4. Cheeses.
    5. Low fat milk and yoghurt.
    6. Any kind of biscuits, pastries, cakes, muffins, doughnuts.
  4. Cow’s milk and dairy products are best avoided altogether as the protein is likely to be as much of a problem as the saturated fat, given recent evidence.
  5. Soy products or rice or oat milk are good substitutes.
  6. Snacks like chips, corn chips, party foods
  7. Margarine, shortening, chocolate, coconut and palm oil.
  8. Fied and deep fried foods except those fried without oil or with just a dash of olive oil.
  9. It is important not to heat oils if possible., and if you want to use just a little extra virgin olive oil, the most stable of the oils, it is a good idea to put a little water in with it when frying to keep its temperature down.
  10. Things like fish and chips deep fried in, soy, sunflower oil, are bad, in that the oil changes its chemical structure when heated in this way, and tends to be left in the vat for days, with all sorts of unpredictable chemical changes happening to the fats.

(modified from Overcoming from MS)

Multan Pakistan Visit Guide, Places To See

Posted June 10, 2013

I will like to guide the visitors to Multan ,the places to be seen.
Best season to visit Multan is between October to March. You will need mild winter clothes.
But if you go to northern area like Swat, Abbottabad, Murree, Kaghan , Gilgit and Hunza ,then you will need heavy winter clothing.These places best time to visit is summer time.
Multan temperatute during these months will vary from 12 C to 28 C.At night Multan will have drop in temperatute, sometime in winter it may reach to 0 or 1 C.

The places to be seen

  1. Qila qasim also called Qasim Fort.
  2. Eidgah Mosque .
  3. Nine yards garve in Bohar gate.
  4. Walled city.
  5. See all the gates of walled city :
    1. Bohar gate.
    2. Haram gate.
    3. Daulat gate.
    4. Dilli gate.
    5. Inside city bazar called Hussain agahi.
  6. Library Bagh langah khan
  7. Nishtar Medical college.
  8. Degree college for women.This is also very old building.
  9. Cantonment garden.
  10. Bahauddin university.
  11. River Chenab is just 18 kilometer from multan.
  12. Tomb of :
    1. Bahauddin Zakariya.
    2. Shah rukn e Alam.
    3. Musa Pak shaheed inside the city bazar.
    4. Ata Ullah Shah Bukhari.
  13. Harappa is just 1.30 hours drive from multan.This is 4000 years old civilization.

(Will continue) June 16, 2013

How to enjoy Mangoes in USA And Canada

Posted June 8, 2013

This is interesting story which I am going to share with you.
I have the taste of Multan Pakistan mangoes. These are considered to be the best in taste and flavor.If this is not exaggeration then I can claim that Multan mangoes are best in the world. The reason is that good mangoes needs very fertile land and hot climate for sweet taste. Multan is the best for these requirements.
I tried to have experience of mangoes in USA . But all the time I was disappointed. Mostly mangoes come from California or Mexico.

Once I bought mangoes from SAMs club. These mangoes shape like Multan mangoes. But not good taste .

Now I started to do different experiments to make them sweet. Once I kept mangoes in blanket for two to three days . I was astonished that their taste changed . Now I was thinking how to give heat to these mangoes . I tried different techniques and ultimately found the solution which I am going to share with you and hope you will enjoy good taste of mangoes .

Keep the mangoes in the ice box with heating pad or cover the mangoes by blanket or pillow and close lid . Keep the ice box in the garage because that is more warmer than the house . After two to three days or more when you open box you will get beautiful smell of the mangoes and they will be sweet in taste.

Please enjoy sweet mangoes in USA .

Riaz Bhutta

CDC report for sexually transmitted diseases.

Posted June 5, 2013

  • There are about 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) each year in the United States, costing some $16 billion in direct medical costs, according to numbers released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  • Young people are disproportionately affected, the agency said, with half of all new infections occurring in people ages 15 through 24.
  • In general, CDC estimated the total number of infections in the calendar year, rather than the number of individuals with infection, since one person can have more than one STI at a given time” or more than one episode of a single STI, officials said. But “CDC used conservative assumptions in generating its estimates, so the true numbers of STIs in the United States may be even higher than estimated.
  • The new data highlights the unique challenges of each infection type.
  • For example, human papillomavirus (HPV) accounts for about 14 million of all new infections, the CDC says. About 90% of HPV infections disappear within two years without causing serious harm, but others can lead to diseases including cervical cancer in women. A vaccine is available and recommended for 11- and 12-year-old boys and girls; it protects against some of the most common types of HPV that can lead to disease, according to the agency.
  • In contrast, HIV infects a much smaller 41,000 people each year, but lifelong treatment and care costs an estimated $304,000 per person, and about 18,000 people with AIDS die each year in the United States, according to the data.
  • There are more than 110 million STIs nationwide overall among men and women, the CDC says. The majority of those are HPV infections, estimated at 79.1 million.
  • Because some STIs – especially HIV – require lifelong treatment and care, they are by far the costliest,” according to the analysis. In addition, HPV is particularly costly due to the expense of treating HPV-related cancers. However, the annual cost of curable STIs is also significant ($742 million). Among these, chlamydia is most common and therefore the most costly.
  • All STIs are preventable. They’re all treatable, and many are curable. But if they’re left untreated, they can lead to pretty serious lifelong problems and even death, says Catherine Satterwhite, a CDC epidemiologist and lead author of the new estimates.
  • Individuals need to talk openly to their sexual partners, and to their doctors about getting tested and they need to reduce their individual risk. They need to vaccinate. They need to consider ways to reduce their risk like practicing abstinence, using condoms correctly and consistently every time, and being in a mutually monogamous relationship.
  • The CDC recommends that adults and adolescents be tested for HIV at least once.

Additional recommendations

  1. All sexually active women aged 25 and younger should be screened annually for chlamydia.
  2. At-risk sexually active women, such as those with new or multiple sex partners, should be screened yearly for gonorrhea.
  3. All pregnant women should be screened for syphilis, HIV, chlamydia and hepatitis B.
  4. At-risk pregnant women should be screened for gonorrhea at the first prenatal visit.
  5. All HIV-positive women should be screened annually for trichomoniasis.
  6. All sexually active gay, bisexual or other men who have sex with men should be screened at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV.
  7. Men who have multiple or anonymous male sex partners should be screened more frequently for STIs (three- to six-month intervals).
  8. Men who have sex with men and use illicit drugs such as methamphetamine, or have partners who do, should be screened more frequently.

Modified from CDC source CNN/health.

Multan pakistan History (part 7)

Posted June 3, 2013

Continued Multan History.

  • Multan was ruled under the Mughal Empire.

Multan enjoyed over 200 years of peace, and became known as Dar al-Aman (House of Peace).
  • The Khakwani Nawabs of Multan gave it a lot of financial stability and growth to the local farming sector. It was at this time that Multan was ruled by Nawab Ali Mohammad Khan Khakwani,as governor of Multan.He built the famous Mosque Ali Muhammad Khan in 1757 which remains to this day.
  • Many buildings were constructed in this time, and agricultural production grew rapidly. The Khakwani Nawabs of Multan at this time were paying homage to the Afghan king but due to lack of power in Delhi and Kabul they had free rein and were the de facto absolute rulers of Multan.
  • Multan has large area which included part of Vehari, Bahawalpur, and Dera Ghazi Khan districts. Also Multan included Sahiwal and was upto Okara.
  • The city escaped the destruction brought upon India by the armies of Nadir Shah, but it was ruled from Kabul by numerous Afghan dynasties for a while. The Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region.
  • The Multan region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose Tombs or Maqbras are in the land of Multan.
  • After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Maratha and Sikh invaded and occupied Multan. The Muslims faced severe restrictions during the Maratha and Sikh rule.
  • In 1758, the Maratha Empire’s general Raghunathrao marched onwards, conquered Lahore and Attock and defeated Timur Shah Durrani, the son and viceroy of Ahmad Shah Abdali. Lahore, Multan, Kashmir and other districts on the eastern side of Attock were under the Maratha rule for the most part.
  • In Punjab and Kashmir, the Marathas plundered the prosperous Mughal cities. Maratha general Bapuji Trimbak was given the charge of guarding Multan and Dera Ghazi Khan from Afghans. Maratha rule in Multan was short-lived as Durrani re-captured the city in November 1759.

( Modified from Wikipedia )

Multan pakistan History (part 6)

Posted May 27, 2013

Multan history dates back to more than 5000 years.Some researchers believes that Multan is oldest living civilization in the world.

Multan was ruled by various Hindu and Buddhist empires for over 1000 years.It was the capital of ancient Trigarta Kingdom at the time of Mahabharta and ruled by Katoch Clan Kshatriya Rajputs.It is believed to have been visited by Alexander the Great (Sikandar e Azam). It is said that when Alexander was fighting for the city, a poisoned arrow struck him, making him ill and eventually leading to his death. The exact place where Alexander was hit by the arrow can be seen in the old city premises.

It is believed to be the same city as “Maii-us-than”, where Alexander’s forces stormed the citadel after seeing their king injured and unconscious on the field of battle. Multan was part of the Mauryan and the Gupta empires that ruled much of northern India.

In the mid-5th century, the city was attacked by a group of nomads led by Toramana. These nomads were successful in taking the city, but did not stay, and the long-standing Hindu rule over the city was re-established.

The noted Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang visited Multan in 641.

During the Pre-Islamic period, Multan was known as the city of gold for its large and wealthy temples. The Sun temple, Suraj Mandar was considered one of the largest and wealthiest temples in the entire sub-continent. Numerous historians have written about this extremely large Hindu temple that housed over 6,000 people within it. Other famous sites included the Suraj Kund mean pool of the Sun. and Temple of Prahlada Puri. Story of Prahlada from whom the temple took its name is interesting.Prahlada was the son of King Hiranyakashipu. Hiranyakashipu held sway over this country and condemned the gods and forbade the paying of homage in their name. Prahlada was recognized as being a very devoted follower of Vishnu, much to his father’s disappointment. As Prahlada grows in age, his father Hiranyakashipu becomes upset at his devotion to Vishnu, who he sees as his mortal enemy. Eventually his anger leads him to attempt to kill the boy Prahlada in many ways, but each time Prahlada is protected by Vishnu’s mystical power. Finally in disgust Hiranyakashipu points to a particular pillar and asks if his Vishnu is in it? Prahlada answers “He is”. Hiranyakashipu, unable to control his anger, smashes the pillar with his mace, it burst in two and out sprang the god Vishnu in the form of a man-lion form called Narasimha Avatar who laid the King across his knees and ripped his stomach open with his claws. A temple devoted to Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu is built. The temple of Prahladpur is situated close to the shrine of Bahawal Haq.
Currently its roof and surrounding building have been damaged but the pillar is no more. The Idol was shifted from temple to a new place near old fruit market. Now it has been relocated at Haridwar, where it was brought in 1947 by Narayan Das Baba.

Muslim history
In the 7th century, Multan had its first experience with Muslim armies. Armies led by Al Muhallab ibn Abi Suffrah launched numerous raids from Persia into India in 664 for inclusion of the area into their empires.
In the same year Abdool Rahman Bin Shimur, another Arab Ameer of distinction, marched from Merv to Kabul, where he made converts of upwards of twelve thousand persons. At the same time, also Mohali Bin Abi-Suffra, proceeding with a detachment from thence, in the direction of India, penetrated as far as Multan: when having plundered the country, he returned to the headquarters of the army at Khorassan, bringing with him many prisoners, who were compelled to become converts to the faith.
However, only a few decades later, Muhammad bin Qasim would come on behalf of the Arabs, and take Multan along with Sindh.

He then crossed the Bias River , and went towards Multan. Muhammad Bin Qasim destroyed the water-course; upon which the inhabitants, oppressed with thirst, surrendered at discretion. He massacred the men capable of bearing arms, but the children were taken captive, as well as ministers of the temple, to the number of 6,000. The Muslims found there much gold in a chamber ten cubits long by eight broad..

Following Mohammad bin Qasim’s conquest, the city was securely under Muslim rule, although it was in effect an independent state, but around the start of the 11th century, the city was attacked twice by Mahmud of Ghazni who destroyed the Sun Temple and broke its giant Idol. A graphic detail is available in Al-Biruni’s writings:

A famous idol of theirs was that of Multan, dedicated to the sun, and therefore called Aditya. It was of wood and covered with red Cordovan leather; in its two eyes were two red rubies. It is said to have been made in the last Kritayuga. When Muhammad Ibn Al Qasim Ibn Almunaibh conquered Multan, he inquired how the town had become so very flourishing and so many treasures had there been accumulated, and then he found out that this idol was the cause, for there came pilgrims from all sides to visit it. Therefore, he thought it best to have the idol where it was, but he hung a piece of cow’s flesh on its neck by way of mockery. On the same place a mosque was built. When the Qarmatians occupied Multan, Jalam Ibn Shaibah, the usurper, broke the idol into pieces and killed its priests.

(Modified from Wikipedia and other sources) May 27, 2013

Multan (Pakistan) and Temples (part 5)

Posted May 27, 2013

There are signs of hinduism.There are number of temples in Multan.
One of the temples, known as Mandar , exist because the population of Multan followed Hinduism, Buddhism and tribal religions before the arrival of Islam and the subsequent military conquests by Muhammad bin Qasim and the Afghans.

The most important place of the Hindu period was the Sun Mandar. It was the most important place of worship throughout the South Asia as referred to in many books. It was situated on old Fort now called as Qilla Qasim near HAzrat Shah RUkn e alam shrine .It is destroyed by some peoples after the Shahadat of Babri Mosque in Faizabad Uttar Pradesh. But its ruins are still present.

Another place was Suraj Kund know as the pool of sun.. It is about five miles to the South of Multan on the Bahawalpur Road. It was a pond 132 feet in diameter and 10 feet deep when full of water. Sawan Mal the Sikh Diwan surrounded it with an octagonal wall. It was a place of pilgrimage till 1947 and two fairs were held here annually. One on the 7th of the Vanishing moon of Bhadon ( sanskrit calendar), and the other on the 7th of the rising moon of Magh, the numbers having references to the seven hours of the Sun’s Chariot, according to the Hindu belief of the seven Rishis.

The temple of Narasimha built by Prahlada, known as Prahladpur Temple..The temple of Narsinghpur dedicated to Narasimha was originally inside the Multan Fort. Later, due to restrictions of timings for going inside the main area of fort, a temple of same name was built in main Sabzi Mandi (Fruit Market) area of town.