Category Archives: Brain tumour

The benefits of coriander water

Why hello there, how are we all? I hope you are well. This month’s blog post is about the benefits of drinking coriander water. This post is going to be separated into two parts. My personal experience and my research.

How to prepare coriander water

Take a teaspoon of coriander powder and mix it with 150ml of cold water. Leave it overnight and it should be ready in the morning.

I’m drinking a lot less.

For someone like me who is suffering from diabetes insipidus for nearly ten years, I’m happy to say that I’m drinking a lot less water. I’m not sure what it is in the coriander that causes this but it’s working.

Now I’m going to talk about my research on the benefits of coriander water.

My source is from here

Helps to boost immunity

Coriander is rich in antioxidants. The benefits of antioxidants is to improve your immune system, which can help fight illness.

Aids digestion

One benefit of coriander water is that it helps with digestion. As someone who suffers from bad digestion, I feel that my digestion has improved.

Helps to combat acne

As someone who suffers from acne, even in my thirties, I have found that my acne has improved dramatically, after drinking coriander water.

Of course, with some natural remedies, some days are good and some days are bad. It’s just getting more good days than bad days is my goal.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about 2022 – Q2 in review.. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care

The benefits of turmeric

Hello there how are we all? I hope you are well. Today’s blog post is about the benefits of turmeric. Now I’m not going to make bold claims that it can cure cancer, but there are benefits of turmeric. 

Turmeric can purify the blood

Due to a large number of antitoxins in turmeric, It can purify the blood, My evidence of this is my eczema has finally cleared up.

Turmeric can boost the brain

A couple of years ago, I took part in a Maggies zoom meeting and they were talking about how turmeric can help the brain. I’m not sure what it does to the brain, but this past last month, I was forced to take a 3 week’s break from the chamber and my word games and brain games scores did not drop.

Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory

There are two chemicals in turmeric, turmeric and curcumin. Curcumin is what makes turmeric an anti-inflammatory component. I have no personal evidence of this but through my research, I have found it to be quite prominent in my research. 

Turmeric can help the heart

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it can help the heart. It improves the lining of your blood vessels.

As always, before taking on a new diet, please consult your doctor first, before taking on turmeric. Although it’s used in the majority of Indian cooking, having plenty of amounts of turmeric can be damaging. 

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about the benefits of drinking coriander water. . Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care

2022 – Q1 in review

Ahoy there, how are you? I hope that you are well. Today I’m going to talk about 2022 Q1 in review. Not much has happened in this quarter but there is still some news.

My eczema 

Thanks to mum and dad giving me fresh homemade turmeric pickles every day, twice a day, My eczema has finally cleared up. It’s been a long journey, most of my life I have suffered from it with this most recent stint being the worst. I’m still taking a moringa tablet every day. Because of this, I’ve stopped taking my hemp tablets.

Chronically brown yoga classes

I’ve just finished a course of 6 sessions of seated yoga with the chronically brown charity. A charity that looks after people from the South Asian community who are disabled. Because of this, I’ve decided that I’m going to use some of my charity money for this charity as well. The total list of charities that I’m donating to are Brain Tumour Support, The Brain Tumour Charity, Brainwaves, Shine young cancer support, Headway, Mercia MS centre, Carers `Trust, the Myton Hospice, Pass the smile for Ben. Maggies, Gamers beat Cancer, the Sliver Liniers charity and Chronically Brown.

My diabetes insipidus

Once again, thanks to my mum, I’ve been drinking some coriander water which has helped with my constant thirst. Before drinking coriander water, I was drinking 4 litres. Now I’m drinking much less. 

My #rockulele

Starting last month, not including the months of May and December, I’m going to start from the 60s and alternate between rock and soul/RnB songs and work my way through to the 2020s

My treadmill 

I was doing the treadmill every day for about 20 minutes each time doing a slower version of a HITT workout. HITT stands for Hyper Intensive Interval Training, which is when you do a warm-up, then intense for a minute and then back to slowed down speed. That was until the treadmill belt broke. 

My weight 

My weight is 65kg. This is quite surprising because I haven’t done much exercise since my treadmill apart from Bhangra Blaze every week. Because of the weather, my ukulele group have changed the rules for attending the ukulele group sessions, So I’m attending Bhangra Blaze every week. 

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about the benefits of turmeric. . Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care

My daily routine

Ahoy there, how are you? I hope that you are well. Today I’m going to talk about my daily routine. Now, I’m not going to talk about my multiple trips to the bathroom but that can be guessed. 

I try and get up at 6 am and take my levothyroxine, of course, because of my steroids and diabetes insipidus that time is always a few hour early. As soon as I do that, I like to unlock my phone, open Spotify, and play my brain healing music. This playlist is something that I and my sister have put together. After that, I like to do my morning prayers while my brain healing music is playing. At 7 am, I take my morning hydro cortisol and omeprazole tablets. Then I meditate for 10 minutes. Afterwards, I like to play my future #rockulele playlist for about two and a half hour. At 8, I take my morning desmopressin. At 8:30, I do the testogel.

My mum comes up to my room after she finishes her prayers at 9:30, and puts moringa oil on my whole body apart from the part where I put my testogel on. I get changed, go downstairs, wash my hands and do my morning prayers. 

Afterwards, I’ve had my morning non-vegan sugar free Yakult, I like to have 100ml of lukewarm coconut milk with 2gs of non-vegan ghee(clarified butter) with some coriander seeds mixed into it. The reason for those is my eczema. Probiotics in the Yakult and the ghee/ coriander seeds is an ancient trick.  

Next, I get my water bottles ready. Unfortunately,this is where my poor hand-eye coordination  fail me. My mum often jokes about me letting the flood gates opening.  Afterwards, I  sit down and have my breakfast. Thereafter, I take a short nap by using this song on my brain playlist. https://open.spotify.com/track/3iJkMwRTM7CFYYgq3qKHCm?si=66f5e83cab89400a.

Then I listen to my healing mantras and play my words/brain games. I believe that listening to my mantras is helping with both my word and brain games.

Afterwards, I have lunch and go for another nap. Fatigue is a big thing for me unfortunately Thereafter, I go on my laptop for over 25 minutes. Afterwards, I like to have a cup of tea with some gluten-free snacks, after that, I go for my final nap of the day.

Then I go upstairs and play my electric ukulele. Either do a recording or practice a future video. 

My mum comes upstairs with my final hydro cortisol at 6. At 6:20, I come downstairs, do my evening prayers and depending on how I’m feeling, I go on the treadmill and then have dinner or go straight to dinner.

After dinner,I like to play on my phone and drain the battery on it. I like to play my web development games, Drops, Solitaire and my basic puzzle games. At 8:30, my mum gets my granola ready for me to eat. Granola with warm coconut milk, vanilla essence and some maple syrup helps me fall asleep.

When it comes to bedtime, I have to take my final tablet, desmopressin, with some lukewarm water

Then I get my evening water bottles ready. When I go to bed, mum puts epiderm cream on my whole body, I give myself eye drops and then I put ghee in my nose. The reason for the ghee in my nose is to help the brain. 

Afterwards, I do my late evening prayers and put my podcasts on my phone, which help me fall asleep. 

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about my 2022 Q1 in review. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care

2021 – the year in review

Hello there, and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today’s blog post is 2021 in review. Another year of lockdown unfortunately but there are some highlights.

My eczema 

Thanks to my mum putting moringa oil on my body every morning, my eczema is finally clearing up. Unfortunately, I did have a flare-up over Christmas due to the food that I had but its slowly getting there. I’ve now started taking moringa tablets as well. At the start of the year, I was doing weekly acupuncture sessions with Damien. Now I’m at the point with my eczema, where I can have a bath once every two weeks, and I know that it’s bad to sit in a bath longer than 30 minutes.

My ukulele playing

Thanks to my little sister posting videos of her motivational speaking on her Instagram, I was motivated to do the same with my ukulele, As I’ve mentioned a couple of times on my blog, back in 2020, I got an electric ukulele for my birthday with a load of addons. Unfortunately due to my lack of motivation, I had hardly played it. Back in May last year, I’ve decided to record myself every week and play a new song. I’ve recently subscribed to an app called Chordify, where on my iPad it scrolls through the chords as you are playing alongside.

My Bhangra Blaze and ukulele meetings

Due to the new variant, my ukulele group have decided not to meet up anymore, for the time being, Bhangra blaze is still going on but because my mum has asthma and type two diabetes, I’ve decided to take a break from it.

My hyperbaric oxygen chamber

At the start of the year, I was using a hyperbaric oxygen chamber at 16 feet. I’m now regularly using it at the maximum that Mercia MS centre of 32 feet. I’ve previously blogged about my experience at the deeper depths.

My PS4

Thanks to the fine folks over at Gamers beat Cancer, I was gifted a second-hand PS4 and a copy of Grand Turismo.  Initially, I had purchased some games for myself when I had gotten it but unfortunately due to my lack of motivation, I’ve hardly played them. 

My groups

This year, I had joined Silver Liners, a charity that helps people with brain injury. I started out in joining the music group but this year, I’m going to join the photography club and the relationships group as well.

Me working

Unfortunately, I’m still not working. I do have a couple of unpaid projects lined up in the new year, however, which is always helpful.

My weight

At the start of this year, I weighed in at 64kg, I now weigh in at 65kg. I think that this is going to be my weight from now on, so I’ve become more relaxed about my calorie intake, and not using myFitnessPal as accurately as I should.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about my daily routine Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care

2021 – Q4 in review

Hi everyone, how are you? I hope that you are well. Today’s blog post is about 2021 – Q4 in review. Now with the new variant of Corona murking about, it’s not all good news.

My Bhangra and Ukulele groups

Because it’s winter, my ukulele group have decided to change the rules of being able to go to and unfortunately I don’t qualify. With my Bhangra fitness class, either the class hasn’t been on or I was too tired to go for the past month.

My #rockulele sessions

I’ve been playing my electric ukulele more than ever. I’,m really enjoying learning a new song every week. Unfortunately, it hasn’t given me the time to play my mandolin or my PS4. Last month, I played Christmas songs, some by my choice and some a request from my aunt.I recently subscribed to Spotify, and I love listening to random songs on it.

My Eczema

Thanks to mum putting moringa oil on me every day, my eczema has cleaned up. For some reason, my allergies have gotten better. Before, when I had soy, I would run to the bathroom. Now I don’t.

My weight

My weight right now is 65kg. I know that last month was Christmas and the month before that was Diwali so that’s probably why my weight has gone up from a couple of months ago.

Me working

I’m still not working. After chatting to a recruiter on LinkedIn, apparently a part-time in my field is not possible.

Headway Panto and Silverlining Christmas song

Last month, I took part in the Coventry Headway panto and the Sliverlining Christmas song. The panto is a sequel to last years panto that it’s originally written by Sharon. As part of the music group at Sliverlining, I had a part of this song in rewriting the song. I had such a good time taking part in both of them. I would like to thank Sharon and Charlie for taking the lead in them. To watch them, view them below.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about my 2021 in review. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care

My rockulele setup

Hi there, and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today, I’m going to talk about my current #rockulele setup. Now it took me a while to get this setup up and running. My setup is in two parts. The filming and the recording and the playing.

My recording

To record me, I bought an iPhone/iPad stand. It has a ring light for where the phone goes and the iPad stand is right below it. 

I use an app called Acapella. This app allows you to record yourself and re-record yourself to create an echo or a self duet. 

For the microphone, I bought this stand from Gear4Music, an online music shop where I bought my original music stand.

When I plug my phone into my microphone, I use a USB input system of a lighting port and an audio cord to a USB converter.

My playing 

When I play my ukulele, I plug my ukulele into my iPad with something called an iRig. An iRig allows me to use apps on my iPad, like ToneBridge, and output the guitar effects from the ukulele. I also use my iPad as my lyrics sheet. I use an app called teleprompter to auto-scroll the lyrics and chords down the iPad automatically. 

When I do a recording, I’ve recently put a sheet for a background. I actually got the idea from my sister, Arveena Kaushal, a motivational speaker, who does the same thing. I use a grey sheet because it’s the colour for brain tumours.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about my 2021 – Q4 in review. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care.

The benefits of morninga oil

Ahoy there, and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today I’m going to talk about the benefits of moringa oil. Now I’ve only been taking moringa oil for a couple of months. And I do know that most of the benefits that I’m experiencing are mostly related to my eczema but the benefits are for anti-cancer and weight loss.

I’m less itchy

After putting homemade moringa oil on my body for the first time, I was definitely less itchy. I’m not sure why though, but I’m not complaining.

Softer skin

Every morning, my mum puts homemade moringa oil on my body, and after the first couple of days, she commented that my skin is much softer.

I’m finally sweating

After my diagnosis, I would never sweat, either on the treadmill or at Bhanga Blaze dance fitness class. At Bhangra, I would wear a jumper and didn’t sweat. Now, I’m taking moringa, I actually am sweating.

Weight Loss

Before using moringa oil, my weight was stuck at 65KG. I’m happy to say that my weight is now 63KG. With no major changes to my diet and exercise, I’m surprised by the amount of weight that has come off me in such a short amount of time.

Charity notes

Recently, I’ve joined a group called Silver Linings. They specialise with people with brain injuries. I’ve joined their weekly music group and the West Midlands group. Because of this, starting from today, any money that I get through my blog will go to this group as well.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about my music/recording setup. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care.

2021 -Q3 in review

Hi there and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today’s blog post is about my year so far in the review.

Win Hof

After speaking to someone at Merica MS centre, about a breathing technique that she does every day, I decided to do the same thing. Win Hof is a specific breathing excise that is supposed to turn your body from acid like to alkaline. The Win Hof method also talks about having ice-cold showers and fasting, but so far, I haven’t done any of those yet.

My eczema 

Because I had a smoothie one day, my eczema has flared back. For the past month or so, I’ve been having something called Morninga powder in with lukewarm water. I’ve also been rubbing Morninga powder mixed with mustard oil on me for a few weeks now and it definitely reduced my itching. 

My birthday

It was my birthday last month and my uncle got me a mandolin. That’s why I’ve now divided my time between my electric ukulele and my mandolin. I do find it tricky transiting between the two because they are so similar and yet so different but I feel it’s definitely improving in playing both.

My #rockulele

Recently, I’ve downloaded an app called ToneBridge. What ToneBridge allows me to do, is to plug my ukulele into my iPad via an iRig2 and plug the other end into my amp and I can replicate any rock song effects pedal onto my ukulele. Unfortunately, due to the technology, it does mean that I cannot plug my ukulele into my phone for my recording.

Me working

Unfortunately, I haven’t started working yet. I had a couple of enquiries from friends but they didn’t follow up.

My word and brain games

Unfortunately, two of my word games have removed their daily challenges. Wordful Hexa and Wordie have removed their daily challenge. So what I’ve done, is that I’ve downloaded a new game called CodyCross. A crossword game, which  has two daily challenges., 

Fortunately, one of my brain games, BrainWell have opened their full daily games but with adverts.

Bhangra Blaze and Earls of Uke are meeting up again

Because the majority of the country have been double jabbed, my outdoor hobbies are meeting up again. Bhangra Blaze has a limit of 15 people in the class while my ukulele group has a limit of 20. Unfortunately, none of my cancer/brain tumours groups hasn’t met up yet.

My weight

My weight is 64KG. I know that it hasn’t moved as much as I would like it.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about the benefits of Morninga powder.. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care.

How I kept warm during the summer

Hi there, and welcome back to my blog. How are you? I hope you are well. Today, I’m going to talk about how I kept warm during the summer. Now I know it’s different, talking about how to keep warm during the summer when it’s already warm. But for some reason, I’ve felt cold during this summer. Here is how I did it

  • Wear more than one jumper
  • Spend time outside
  • Have the radiator on (but not all the time)
  • Be active

Wear more than one jumper

When I’m feeling cold, I try and warm up by putting on more than one jumper. It definitely works.

Spend time outside

When I have my afternoon tea, I like to have it outside. Spending time outside in this weather is perfect for me, I get vitamin D from the sun and the heat from the sun. When going outside though, I always put SPF 50 on my face, head and neck, so I don’t get sunburn.

Put the radiator on (but not  all the time)

When I come downstairs, the first thing that I do is put the electric radiator on. We got an electric radiator when we put solar panels on our house. The thing with the radiator, it’s not good to keep it on all the time. The heat can make you fall asleep.

Be active

Whenever I go on the treadmill, I always feel a lot warmer afterwards. Especially, when I forget to take off my jumper. The blood flow in the body is one of the main reasons why I’m so cold.

That’s it for now. Once again, I just want to thank a few people. Firstly, I would like to thank my mum, dad, sister, and my Naughty Mamaji, for being by my side, throughout everything. I would like to thank everyone from BTS for sharing this with the community. I would like to thank Kanika, Shirley, and everyone at Carers Trust for giving me the confidence to share my story and I would like to thank Joe for motivating me to get back on the horse. And I would like to thank everyone at the hospital, my family and friends, and everyone who I’ve met on this journey.

Next time, I’m going to talk about 2021 – Q3 in review.. Please feel free to leave a comment and as always, if you buy something from Amazon, through the blog, or click on an advert, 100% of the money that I get goes to charity.

Thanks and take care.