Exercise & Disease

If You Don’t Exercise Today, You Are Staring At A Painful Future

Chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes high blood pressure, arthritis, obesity, asthma are some of the draconian diseases many Indians are suffering from. Two things can easily save us from these diseases and resultant miserable life as we age. But we just don’t care. Don’t care about our body, suffer brutally, age as a pitiable person, & yet regular exercise and good nutritious diet both … Continue reading If You Don’t Exercise Today, You Are Staring At A Painful Future

Healthy Aging

Medicine Free Aging is Possible, Your Focus Needs to Change

Vitamin D Deficiency is an epidemic in India. This is all the more a problem for Vegetarians people. Our body makes Vitamin D from cholesterol when our skin is exposed to sunlight. The worrying sign is Vitamin D deficiency is becoming an epidemic. In India, the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency ranged from 40% to 99%, with most of the studies reporting a prevalence of 80%–90%. (1) The important … Continue reading Medicine Free Aging is Possible, Your Focus Needs to Change

Mud Therapy

When Was the Last You Took Your Body to The Garage?

We take our car to the garage for servicing every year. We clean our home at least once every year. We are conscious of the preventive maintenance of our car and particular about keeping the house clean. The irony of life is we ignore our body and never thought to take our body to a garage for annual upkeep and maintenance. We do it only … Continue reading When Was the Last You Took Your Body to The Garage?

Healthy baby

Genetic Lottery – The Best Gift Parents Can Give Their Baby

Nutrition is key to the health of the human being. Nutrition deficiency is not only bad for our health but it is also bad for the next generation. The kind of food we eat these days is seriously affecting the health of the next generation. The food choice would be parents make is extremely important for the health of the newborn baby. Your irresponsible choices … Continue reading Genetic Lottery – The Best Gift Parents Can Give Their Baby

Old Age Body

Want to Live Longer? A Post About the Old Age You Need to Read

Today I am happy to share a story by my niece Dr. Devanshi Shah. On our request, she wrote especially for the readers of this Blog. It is a heart-warming experience sharing by her but it also raises many questions about the society and our dealing with the elders. It also should awaken your mind to set the right priority for your life. Because at … Continue reading Want to Live Longer? A Post About the Old Age You Need to Read

9 Reasons You Are Aging Faster & How to Slowdown

The Captioned Photo is from the movie Paa in which Amitabh Bachchan was suffering from a disease called Progeria. The word progeria comes from the Greek words “pro”, meaning “before” or “premature”, and “gēras” , meaning “old age”.  This is a genetic disorder. We are not talking about genetic disorder in this post. We are discussing people aging faster even without the genetic disorder. Chronologically … Continue reading 9 Reasons You Are Aging Faster & How to Slowdown

Do You Know Practicing Jainism Can Boost Health & Peace?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced Fit India Movement. This is absolutely necessary and much-delayed movement.  You Need to Know Why Practicing Jainism Can Propels Health & Peace? Health and Fitness are not only about going to the Gym or doing exercise or having the right diet. Everything will go haywire if your mental and emotional balance is lost. Our health and fitness are more … Continue reading Do You Know Practicing Jainism Can Boost Health & Peace?

11 Wonderful Benefits of Fasting You Need to Know

Fasting is in vogue these days. Hindus and Jains do fast in the month of Shravana (10th month of the Hindu calendar) and Paryushana respectively. However, the purpose and styles are different. While Jain fasts are with or without water and Hindu fasts are with a restricted and specific diet. Jain religion strongly emphasizes on fasting to purify our souls, improve morality, spiritual power, and … Continue reading 11 Wonderful Benefits of Fasting You Need to Know

Ayurveda Food Rukes

14 Ayurvedic Eating Practices You Need to know for Healthy Living

“Those who are wise won’t be busy, and those who are too busy can’t be wise.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living We are very busy and workaholic people. We are known for our work commitments. We don’t mind suffering from blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, acidity/gastritis (both brings multiple disorders, including Ulcers), and even cancer but work and commitment first. We skip meals, we eat at … Continue reading 14 Ayurvedic Eating Practices You Need to know for Healthy Living

Healthy Knees

How to Age Proof Your Knees Naturally & Feel Happy

More than 150 mn Indians suffer from knee problems and 40 mn would require knee replacement surgery. “Knee arthritis is expected to emerge as the fourth common cause of physical disability in Indian in the next decade. It will be difficult for the country to tackle this huge healthcare burden due to the healthcare infrastructure and orthopedic specialists.” Dr. Vikram Shah, Shalby Hospital. “The mistakes of … Continue reading How to Age Proof Your Knees Naturally & Feel Happy

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