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Ayurveda And All - September 2014 issue
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‘Risky’ Environments - Healthy Choices: A Smart Heart Act
Dr. K.V. Narasimha Raju, Dr. B. Swapna
Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year and by 2030 this figure is expected to rise to 23 million : To disseminate this crucial information around the globe World Heart Day was founded in 2000, and, with the theme of creating Heart-Healthy Environments this year (2014) World Heart Day is celebrated on 29 September.
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Pharmacology
Few Traditional Drugs Popular Among People of Ancient to Modern Era
Vikrant Arya, Ranjeet Kaur
There are enormous flora having medicinal properties and serving as an elixir of life to every living being but some of the traditional drugs remain so popular and beneficial among every generation. This article gives a little introduction to those amazing plant drugs known for their best use not in the ancient times but also in the modern era.
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Elephantiasis - A Study
A Diminutive Organism Leading to a Colossal Disease - Elephantiasis
Kamath Nagaraj, Kulkarni Pratibha
Elephantiasis is a disease that is characterized by the thickening of the skin and underlying tissues, especially in the legs and male genitals and female breasts. The condition currently affects over 120 million people, with 40 million affected by a severe form of the disease. Elephantiasis is most common among populations from India; an Indian person is affected in one third of all cases.
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Winter Knee Pain – Prevention & Management
Dr. Madhavi Seetha
Winter can be a sore time of the year for knees. Pain in knees increases as the temperature gradually tends to drop in winter. This temperature begins to harm the joints and makes them immobile. Our pain threshold goes down during the winter months as the nerve endings get hyper-sensitive. Those suffering from arthritis thus require an extra dosage to get relief from the agonizing pains.
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Lifestyle Disorders
Lifestyle disorder prevention through Ayurveda
Dr. Timsi Srivastava, Dr. Vikas Sharma
With rapid economic development and increasing westernization of lifestyle in the past few decades, prevalence of these diseases has reached alarming proportions among Indians in the recent years. The holistic approach of Ayurveda, treating the patient as a whole, meaning intervention targeted toward complete physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being makes this science a wonderful option in lifestyle disorders.
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Music Therapy
EGO - Balancing Through Musical Strains
T V Sairam
Ego is a latent force in an individual organism, which determines the ‘fight or flight’ mechanism when one encounters threats from outside. Music plays an effective role in ‘sizing up’ one’s ego to a containable level. Read on to know how….
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Arthritis
Arthritis: Symptomatic view w.s.r to Rheumatoid Artritis
Vivek Agarwal
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. While inflammation of the tissue around the joints and inflammatory arthritis are characteristic features of rheumatoid arthritis, the disease can also cause inflammation and injury in other organs in the body. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. While inflammation of the tissue around the joints and inflammatory arthritis are characteristic features of rheumatoid arthritis, the disease can also cause inflammation and injury in other organs in the body. Here is what Ayurveda recommends for treating RA.
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Ayurveda and Heart
Safe Heart with Herbs
Dr. Charminder Kaur
Stopping heart disease before it starts is no longer the sole domain of doctors. These days your can do it largely by yourself if you watch what you eat, exercise regularly and keep track of your cholesterol and blood pressure.
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Healthy Eating
Nutrition for the Elderly
Renuka Berry
Helping the elderly choose wisely from among the food groups can improve their health and zest for life. As a matter of fact, these recommendations wouldn't be bad for adults of any age to use daily!
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