Surya namaskar

How I did & You too Can do 108 Surya Namaskar? 

On the eve of 5th International Yoga Day, I am writing about How I practiced completing 108 Surya Namaskar. On 16th June I along with another 847 participants completed 108 Surya Namaskar. It was an exciting experience. It is heartening to note that out of the total 848 participants 95% were women. This shows women are now taking fitness seriously. If you are a woman … Continue reading How I did & You too Can do 108 Surya Namaskar? 

Self-Healing Power of the Body and How to Boost it

“As you begin to heal the inner you, you alter your immune system.” Wayne Dyer One of the principles of Naturopathy is to harness the healing power of nature. Naturopathy believes nature has the innate power to heal. Naturopathy and Ayurveda treat the root cause of the disease. That takes time. We are time-starved. We go to Allopathy to heal our diseases as it acts faster. … Continue reading Self-Healing Power of the Body and How to Boost it

Medical Emergency

What You Need to Know to Manage Medical Emergency?

“Preparedness is the calm before, during and after the storm.” Anonymous Preparedness to deal with the cyclone Fani saved many lives in Orrisa. The Government machinery acted with alacrity. They evacuated around a million people. UN agency took note of India’s Met department’s sharp accuracy of early warning. They appreciated India’s Zero Casualty approach. Disaster Management or Emergency Management in India is off late picking … Continue reading What You Need to Know to Manage Medical Emergency?

Cold Water & Summer

Do You Want to Invite Chronic Diseases? Drink Cold Water

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” Thomas A. Edison  Summer heat is at its peak. We all are suffering from our actions which are making the Globe hotter year after year. The immediate relief from the heat we look for is from … Continue reading Do You Want to Invite Chronic Diseases? Drink Cold Water

Mango & Diabetes

Is Mango Good for Diabetics? The Answer is Sweet

“Dear Mango tree, you know that how people are crazy about you, you tempt everyone by your tasty mangoes, you have the power of love. You know what.. No one can hate you. You are the king of summer. You give us sweet mangoes. We enjoy tasty pickles. Our holidays become more special by you. Love you mangoes.” By, Preethi Gupta on Yourquote.in Fruits are … Continue reading Is Mango Good for Diabetics? The Answer is Sweet

Everything about Prostate Health

Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Health

“I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life.” Norman Schwarzkopf Prostate Health-Related Facts: Indian Journal Of Urology reports; Prostate cancer is primarily a disease of the elderly with more than three-quarters of the cases occurring in men above 65 years of age. This disease has … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Prostate Health

Natural Habits to Stay Healthy

5 Simple Habits to Stay Fit Without Medicines

“The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore, the physician must come from nature, with an open mind.”  Paracelsus (1491 – 1541) Being healthy is a challenge most of us struggle with. The life we live which is away from nature is the surest way of acquiring disease and dying with it. The reality is it is easier to stay healthy … Continue reading 5 Simple Habits to Stay Fit Without Medicines

Kitchen Remedies

7 Kitchen Medicines You Need to Use to Remain Healthy

Your health is in your Hand this is what Acupressure practitioner says. Your health is in your Mind this is what Psychiatrist believes. Your health is in your Stomach this is what Ayurveda starts with. No amount of Yoga and Gym will help you if your eating practices are not sensible. Your health is in your Kitchen this is what Naturopathy tells. “No disease that … Continue reading 7 Kitchen Medicines You Need to Use to Remain Healthy

Mental Health

Mental Illness – A Hidden Minefield Waiting to Explode in Every Home

“One in ten children and young people has some form of clinically diagnosable mental health disorder” “The majority of adult mental health problems begin in childhood” “50 percent of adult mental health problems (excluding dementia) start before the age of 15” “And 75% of mental health problems in adult life (excluding dementia) start by the age of 18” The above alarming findings are from robust … Continue reading Mental Illness – A Hidden Minefield Waiting to Explode in Every Home

Exam & Nutrition

How to Nourish Your Child for Better Exam Performance?

Some of the most common dos and don’ts for child appearing for exams include; Start your day early Read regularly Study persistently till exams Prepare study note Do not skip topics Revise as many times possible Do not panic Focus on core materials Don’t study more than 2 hours at a stretch Practice papers of previous exams Use visual cues for easy memorisation Sleep Well … Continue reading How to Nourish Your Child for Better Exam Performance?

Alzheimer Prevention

Brain Games, Exercise & Alzheimer – What You need to Know?

Recently a retired senior citizen left home in the morning and didn’t return home till the late evening. He neither fight with his wife and children or met with an accident. His wife was worried. The search was on. Finally, in the late evening, he was found by a taxi driver. The driver could reach someone known to him. He was brought home at night. This kind of behaviour in … Continue reading Brain Games, Exercise & Alzheimer – What You need to Know?

2019 New Year Resolutions

How to Create Better Version of Yourself in the New Year 2019?

One more new year and one more time for the new year resolutions.  In reality, you don’t need more resolutions, what you need is a new way to live. “Jonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short, and with those gone from his thought, he lived a long fine life indeed.” Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull Here I … Continue reading How to Create Better Version of Yourself in the New Year 2019?

subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH)

Coma, Hemorrhage and High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

In the last 2 months, I have witnessed a couple of relatives falling prey to SAH. This SAH could be very dangerous. It can take the patient to COMA and subsequent death. A patient can become like a character in the popular movie Munnabhai MBBS called ‘The Subject’. Many of the readers might not have heard the name SAH. I too heard it on the … Continue reading Coma, Hemorrhage and High Blood Pressure – What You Need to Know

Childhood Disease

6 Foods Can Make Your Children Diseased Adult

Do you know you are making your children diseased by your casual approach to parenting? Education about the good food habits is an important aspect of parenting. Some of the foods children like and eat are dangerous for their immediate as well as long-term health. They are not supposed to know about the side effects (We believe this should be a subject in the school like history and science for 10 … Continue reading 6 Foods Can Make Your Children Diseased Adult

Kidney Diseases

Why Kidney health is very important and how to keep your Kidneys healthy?

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Indian Foreign Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj, both were suffering from the Kidney disease. Both have transplanted their Kidneys in the recent past. Ex Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilas Rao Deshmukh died of Kidney Diseases. Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor was suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and was on dialysis for several years. The 2016 budget announcement of a National Dialysis Programme … Continue reading Why Kidney health is very important and how to keep your Kidneys healthy?

Organ Donation India

Everything you need to know about the Organ Donation in India

On 13th August India will be celebrating Organ Donation Awareness Day. Awareness about this vital aspect of our life is important. India is the 2nd highest populated country in the world. But only 0.5 person per million donates Organs as per 2013 survey. In the USA 26 people per million donate the organ and in Croatia (which become famous during the last world cup), about 37 people per million … Continue reading Everything you need to know about the Organ Donation in India

Drinking Water and Health

Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body

“Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.” Kevin R. Stone First some basics. The human body is made up of cells. In the mother’s womb, sperm and eggs combine to make a single cell.  Then in the womb cell multiplies. Soon there are hundreds … Continue reading Water – Your Gateway to a Healthy Body

CPR Training

My first experience with real-time CPR

Earlier this week I was at a three-day conference. Towards the end of the first day, someone suddenly fell from his seat. A volunteer shouted, “doctor, doctor, there is an emergency.” There was a lady doctor in the audience who rushed towards the person. At the CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) training program which I undertook a few years ago at the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital and again … Continue reading My first experience with real-time CPR

Nutritious Food

Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?

The foods we eat maintain our body. Every part of the body gets nutrition from the food we eat. Every food we eat has 4 qualities i.e. rasa (taste), guna (attributes), virya (potency), and vipaka (post-digestive effect). (Source – The Science of Ayurveda) Our body is made up of Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala. Three Doshas are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha.  Our health is dependent on the equilibrium of these three Doshas. The food we eat either balance or imbalance these Doshas. Handpicked … Continue reading Why what we eat is very important to remain healthy?

Fitness Mantra

The one word Fitness Mantra

Moderation. i.e. the avoidance of excess or extremes. Eat in moderation, control your at a time intake, control your frequency of intake. Eat moderately nutrient food. Everything in excess is bad. Work in moderation. Excess work exhausts the body. Like machines, body depreciates faster. Less work rusts the body and mind too. Exercise in moderation. Do regular exercise – Walking, Jogging, Workout, Yoga. Everything by … Continue reading The one word Fitness Mantra

Health Insurance

The insurance policy no insurance company sells

“It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.” Tony Robbins Lack of Fitness is not about lack of knowledge about the fitness. We all have enough or rather more knowledge about the fitness than we can use. Yoga, exercise, Gym, diet, walking and jogging and even more everything we know. With social media, we have more information than we can digest and … Continue reading The insurance policy no insurance company sells

Healthy Aging

Healthy aging or painful aging, choice is yours

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hum Fit to India Fit campaign is a too late awakening of the Government. It should have been the priority number one in 1947 after the Independence. We as a nation are the capital of diabetes, heart disease, and many more lifestyle-related disease. In times like this healthy aging is not only our individual priority but the national priority. If your … Continue reading Healthy aging or painful aging, choice is yours

Yoga Day

Know how stretches can keep you fit and flexible

“Yoga stretches out your body and releases lactic acid. I do it four times a week, and my skin feels fantastic afterward. When I’m doing a film, I do it every day – I keep a yoga mat in my trailer. Sometimes I do it in front of the TV. The stretching makes me feel so good. It gets my heart going and helps me … Continue reading Know how stretches can keep you fit and flexible

Food & Mental Health

New research on Food and Mental Health

The food we eat impacts our mental health. This is evident from the latest research on the subject. In their research paper, Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry, the authors have commented that, ” There are emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders suggests that diet is as important to psychiatry as it … Continue reading New research on Food and Mental Health

Happines

How is your Happiness linked to your Fitness?

“The reason I exercise is for the quality of life I enjoy.” Kenneth H. Cooper, Age 87 who introduced the concept of aerobics. Fitness per se is not happiness, but all happiness requires us to be fit.  Think. You are sick, you are mentally disturbed, you have pain in the body, and you have a chronic disease. Can you be happy with these diseases? Can … Continue reading How is your Happiness linked to your Fitness?

Mental Fitness

What you need to know about your mental fitness

“Thinking is the toughest kind of work which is why so many people avoid it.” Orrin Woodward Thinking involves brain and fitness of our brain improves quality of our thinking. Exercise is good for physical fitness. But the majority of modern-day diseases are a psychosomatic disease.  This means connected with both – the mind and the body. We focus on our physical fitness (most are … Continue reading What you need to know about your mental fitness

Backache

6 things (unusual) to do when you are down with a severe backache

“Today’s tears sweep the road to tomorrow’s blessings.” Matshona Dhliwayo A severe backache is very painful. It almost immobilizes you. But like we are taught daily by hundreds of motivational message on Whatsapp, we have to see the positive side of everything. Therefore, I have found that a severe backache has its own advantages. This is a blessing in disguise. Today is the third day of … Continue reading 6 things (unusual) to do when you are down with a severe backache

Willpower

Know the root cause of all your health problems

“If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people.” Victor Cousin Our ignorance about health and diseases is not bliss. Why we suffer from any disease? One is our ignorance and the second is our low willpower. Ignorance about our own body, how it functions, how the food we eat influence working of our body, how our lifestyle and inactivity impacts our health. We … Continue reading Know the root cause of all your health problems

Behaviour Change

Why changing unhealthy behaviour is difficult and what can be done about it.

“Behaviour is the end result of a prevailing story in one’s mind: change the story and the behaviour will change.” Jacent Mary Mpalyenkana It is now an established fact that most of the modern day diseases are the result of our sedentary lifestyle and poor food choices. In addition, we all know how smoking and alcohol affect our health badly. We all know, Obesity kills more … Continue reading Why changing unhealthy behaviour is difficult and what can be done about it.

International Women's Day

The International Women’s Day – 3 ways to make it Women’s Year

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” Margaret Thatcher Women’s equality movement started in 1908 in the US.  In 1909, National Women’s Day was celebrated in the US. The first International Women’s Day was observed in 1975 by the United Nations. “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any … Continue reading The International Women’s Day – 3 ways to make it Women’s Year