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Ayurveda And All - March 2008 issue

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Ways to control cholesterol
Dr. Charminder kaur
Elevated cholesterol levels in the body lead to increased risk of heart disease. The good news is that the cholesterol levels can be brought under control by changes in lifestyle and diet. Certain herbs can also be used to lower the cholesterol levels.
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Ayurvedic Concepts
The Pshad Pasa: (The six tastes)
Dr. Charminder kaur
The six tastes of food are derived from the five elements ether, air, fire, water and earth. The tastes derived from the specific element influences will increase those influences in the mind and body, the other tastes will decrease them. To strengthen the doshas, choose foods with the taste that influence them and to reduce, choose the other tastes.
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Ayurvedic Concepts
Know your prakrti
Dr. Sushant Sud
One of the very important concepts of Ayurveda is that one's basic constitution is fixed throughout his lifetime. Prakriti is the physical and psychological constitution of the individual, which is determined on the basis of three doshas. If one knows his or her Prakriti, it becomes easier to know the kind and type of food, environment will suit him/her the best.
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Ayurveda and Skin
Skin care - The ayurvedic way
Dr. Preeti Dass
If the skin is not cared properly and neglected it suffers from premature aging. Here are some ayurvedic tips for taking care of your skin.
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Music Therapy
Train the brain with the musical strain!
Dr. T. V. Sairam
Though we may not know now how exactly music could affect our brain, by closing our eyes and listening to a soothing strain that wafts in the air, we do feel good and for a moment at least, we tend to overlook the chaos and confusion prevailing around our being!
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Ayurveda and Eyes
Eye Care
Dr. K. Y. Iyer
Among the five sensory organs, eyes are the most beautiful expressive organs we have that also have the capability of vision. But even then, are we taking adequate care of our eyes. This article provides some valuable tips on care of the eyes.
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Letters to the Editor >> Page 8
FAQ >> Page 10
Home Remedies >> Page 34
Book Review >> Page 54



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