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Ayurveda And All - December 2012 issue

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All About Eczema
Dr. Ankita, Dr. Preeti Dass
Eczema is a skin disease, which is observed as exfoliation of the skin, mostly accompanied by severe itching. In the chronic stages, there may be oozing of pus and bleeding from the affected regions. It is also commonly referred to as dermatitis. Eczema is a constitutional disease. Its cause is deep-seated within the body. Hence external medications are not effective in eczema. With such medications, the outer symptoms may disappear, but the underlying cause remains. Ayurveda attempts at curing eczema from its roots. The method used is an elaborate process to purify the blood of the individual.
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All about salt
Salt - How Much do we Know?
Dr. Yogitha Bali
Before you sprinkle a little salt on your next meal, learn the truth about how much salt you really need, how it can impact your health, and more. Read these surprising facts to improve your salt IQ and your overall health.
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Music Therapy
Music and the Brain Functions
Dr. T.V. Sairam
Right from the days of Plato, music is known for its healing role, though only of late – from the world war aftermaths, music has turned into an exclusive discipline called ‘music therapy’. When we talk of emotion, we all know that music may sound joyful, sad or angry depending on its contents and tempo. For the purpose of this article, we would analyse the sadness in a musical structure.
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Crohn’s Disease
Crohn’s Disease: An Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Dr. K.V. Narasimha Raju, Dr. B. Swapna
Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations (breaks in the lining) of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It causes a wide variety of symptoms like abdominal pain, diarrhea (even bloody if inflammation is severe), vomiting, weight loss. It may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration. Usually results are very good with Ayurvedic line of treatment. Early cases tend to respond quickly than chronic. If patient can stick to all the guidelines as advised, even complete cure can also be achieved.
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Nutrition and Diet
Facts About Food Allergy
Jaya Mohan
Every day our immune systems are challenged by the chemicals we ingest in food and drinks,and the potentially toxic substances we inhale. This constant battle causes the liver to become overloaded consequently making allergic reactions more prevalent. By adapting simple but effective measures in their day to day lives,a person suffering from food allergy or intolerance may be able to break out of this destructive spiral and experience a pleasure in eating once again.
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