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Ayurveda And All - January 2013 issue

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For the Years to Come, Don’t Welcome - Metabolic Syndrome: Know it and Stay Fit
Dr. K.V. Narasimha Raju, Dr. B. Swapna
Greater industrialization worldwide is associated with rising rates of obesity, which is anticipated to dramatically increase prevalence of the metabolic syndrome, especially as the population ages. Moreover, the rising prevalence and severity of obesity in children is initiating features of the metabolic syndrome in a younger population. it is to be conceded that the person’s life-style approaches mainly play an important role in preventing such syndromes. In this regard Ayurveda provides the best of the modalities for a holistic treatment and prevention of these pathologies.
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Lifestyle Medicine
Lifestyle as a Medicine
Dr. Yogitha Bali
Lifestyle medicine clinicians emphasize the use of lifestyle intervention in the treatment of disease. Though the practice of Lifestyle Medicine (LM) incorporates many public health principles and approaches, but remains primarily a clinical discipline.
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Nutrition and Diet
Vegetarian and Vegan Eating
Jaya Mohan
Following a balanced vegetarian and vegan diet can be a wonderful and healthy way of eating. these popular styles of eating, if carried out correctly, can have many benefits for both the animal world and human health.
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Stress Management
De-Stress Yourself with Stress Busters
Exposure to long-term stress can impact your health -either with direct physiological damage to your body, or with harmful behavioral effects. The following techniques will help you manage stresses that would otherwise adversely affect your health. However, if you suspect that you are prone to stress-related illness, or if you are in any doubt about the state of your health, you should consult appropriate medical advice immediately. Keep in mind that stress management is only part of any solution to stress-related illness.
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Mantra Chikitsa
Concept of Mantras in Snake Poisoning
Dr. Mukesh Dubey
Ayurveda has its own way of approach towards the management of vish, which is unique. Acharya Charak define 24 upkramas to counter the case of poisoning which can be categorized in different sub-divisions. Among these, MANTRA is also emphasized which nullifies the poison and occludes the blood vessels, prevent the entry of poison into systemic circulation and protect the victim from poison.
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Ayurveda and Asthma
Bronchial Asthma - Its Therapeutic and Preventive View
Dr. Vivek Agarwal
Asthma should not stop anyone from leading an active, healthy life. The chronic condition requires proper long-term care, active management, and adherence to an asthma action plan. Asthma can be a stressful condition to manage, and stress can even trigger asthma attacks. Asthmatics should strive to reduce stress as much as possible and learn to cope with the challenges and frustrations of living with asthma in a positive way.
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