FEW BASICS IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE | by Dr. Priyanka N | Sep, 2021

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1: Carbon-based life. Are we made of Carbon?

In nature, the predominant chemical elements are known as CHNOPS, or Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorus, and Sulphur. These are the most common elements found in all organic molecules on Earth.

Carbon is the backbone of every known biological molecule. Each carbon atom can form four covalent bonds with other atoms simultaneously. This quality makes carbon well-suited to form the long chains of molecules that serve as the basis for life for eg: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. These molecules have different structures and functions, but all are formed around carbon chains and rings. Maybe even if aliens exist, they would also be based on carbon.

Hence, Carbon is the giver of life. The skin and the hair, the blood and the bone, the muscle all depend on carbon. Bark, leaf, root, and flower; fruit and nut; pollen and nectar; bee and butterfly; Doberman and dinosaur, all have essential carbon. Every cell in the body, indeed, every part of every cell, carbon forms the backbone.


The nucleus is composed of chromatin that folds to form chromosomes during cell division and get distributed in the daughter cells, and also has nucleolus which helps in protein synthesis. The nucleus performs functions like differentiation, growth, metabolism, cell division and hence it is called the brain of the cell as it controls all the activities of the cell.


DNA and RNA both have nitrogenous bases as one of their components.

These nitrogenous bases are Adenine, Guanine, Thymine, Cytosine and Uracil.

Thymine is found in DNA and in the RNA, thymine is replaced by Uracil.

4: Breathing through mouth and nose are both important.

When there is nasal congestion that means cold, breathing through mouth becomes necessary.

During a workout or strenuous exercise breathing through the mouth becomes necessary for the moment to give oxygen supply to the muscles.

Breathing through the nose is healthy as –

1. Nostrils have hair and mucus membrane that traps the dust particles and microbes entering the respiratory system. So basically the nose acts as a filter.

2. Nostrils add moisture to the air to prevent dryness reaching the lungs.

3. Nostrils also act as air resistance which helps in lungs’ elasticity.

But breathing through the mouth all the time is not suggested as the mouth cannot filter the particles entering the body.

But mouth breathing happens when a person is under stress or anxiety or has sleep apnea. This may lead to different problems in children and adults. I’m children mouth breathing leads to physical abnormalities like dental malocclusion, poor posture, long narrow face, etc.

So treating the underlying causes is important.

Do visit a doctor if you are breathing with your mouth.


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Detoxifying the body sounds great, isn’t it? But are we doing it the right way by choosing detox drinks as one of the solutions??

These days people are using detox drinks to detoxify, cleanse the body and also lose weight. PLEASE DON’T!

But the body is designed in such a way that it doesn’t need such elements as detox drinks or whatsoever as LIVER is the detoxifying organ.

Instead, you can just take care of your liver. Do not overindulge in sugary foods or drinks or alcohol.

So here, moderation is the key.


But it isn’t true, as there may be fluid loss in the body which WILL LEAD TO LOSS OF WEIGHT but NOT LOSS OF FAT. And this is only temporary and so are the results. 😧😰

So, just eat healthy food. 🥦🍎🥬🥚🥕

In case you want to detox or lose weight consult your doctor.

I hope this helps. 😄

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Stay healthy, stay happy. 😊🥰😷


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