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Ayurveda And All - September 2013 issue

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: An Overview
Dr. B. Swapna, Dr. K.V. Narasimha Raju
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is emerging as an important cause of liver disease in India. NAFLD is the most common Metabolic Liver Disease and also one of the most common causes of Chronic Liver Disease. This article is intended to bring to the notice of the reader, the insidious nature of NAFLD, resulting from perverted lifestyle patterns & consequential metabolic disorders, and is a potentially life threatening condition unless meticulous measures are taken prophylactically.
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Healthy lifestyle
Healthy Life Style for 21st Century
Hiremath Parameshwar, Kulkarni Prathibha, Kekuda Prashanth Chiplunkar Shivprasad
Just as unhealthy lifestyles are the principal causes of modern-day illnesses healthy lifestyles can result in an improved feeling of wellness that is critical to optimal health. In recognizing the importance of “years of healthy life,” the public health service also recognizes what it calls “measures of well-being.” This well-being is associated with social, mental, spiritual, and physical functioning.
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Psycho Neurological Disorders in Elderly (An Ayurvedic Approach)
Dr. Madhavi Seetha
Ayurveda has different therapeutic modalities to improve the psychological, neurological, intellectual, physical and social working of elder people to make them adaptable in the community in a superior way, in this manner improving the excellence of life and making him socially helpful. Read on about the psycho neurological disorders in elderly and the Ayurvedic management.
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Ayurvedic Pharmacology
Therapeutic Potential of Some Indigenous Traditional Plants
Vikrant Arya, Vidya Sagar
In this article an attempt has been done to highlight the therapeutic potential of some indigenous traditional plants with emphasis on their usage and marker compound present in the crude drugs.
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Ayurvedic Therapies
Panchkarma-A Complete Preventive Therapy for Positive Health
Dr. Ranjip Kumar Dass
Panchakarma Therapy primarily aims at cleansing the body of its accumulated impurities, toxins or stagnant Malas & nourishing the body tissues (Dhatus). Once this is achieved, it becomes very easy to rejuvenate all body Dhatus and prevents the process of premature ageing. Thus life span of an individual is prolonged and he leads a disease free old age.
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Ayurveda and Hair Loss
Dr. Vikesh S. Gawhare
Khalitya - Today’s Most Growing Disease
The loss of hair (alopecia) is a natural phenomenon in all hair-baring animals that normally occurs during the hair growth cycle. It is estimated that most individuals (assuming they have a full head of hair) lose about 100 scalp hairs over a 24-hour period. Hair loss can become a cosmetic problem when it occurs in the wrong place at the wrong time in the wrong individual. True hair loss should be distinguished from damage to the hair shaft, which may cause breakage close to the scalp. This sort of damage is most often caused by exogenous chemicals used to alter the physical characteristics of the hair shaft (hair dye, etc.), but certain genetic diseases can alter its strength and durability.
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