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Why You Shouldn’t Stand and Drink Water, According to Ayurveda

More than two thirds of the weight of the human body is made up of water. It is essential to keep the body hydrated, and enable waste to move out of the body and improve blood circulation . It maintains spinal and cognitive health. Every day, our body loses significant amount of water. Water must be consumed in such a manner that our body is able to absorb every ounce of it. By chugging water down, we disallow our body to absorb the maximum benefits required for replenishing the system. The way one drinks water…

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Ayurveda for Diabetes: Diet dos and don’ts

According to Ayurveda, your body is divided into three biological energies, which broadly controls your bodily functions. Dr Reena Rawat, Senior Ayurvedic Doctor, Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth says, “Vata dosha is responsible for all the micro and macro movements in the body, Pitta dosha is responsible for digestion and metabolism and Kapha dosha is for strength and growth. Diabetes is caused by the imbalance of Kapha and Vata doshas.” Ayurvedic diet errors Common dietary and lifestyle causes of Diabetes in Ayurveda are: Excessive consumption of Kapha aggravating foods like curd and…

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Ayurveda Should be Included in Mainstream Medical Care: HP Governor

Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat today said keeping in view the increasing burden of existing and emerging diseases, and gaps in modern medicines, there was a dire need to include indigenous systems in mainstream medical care. “Ayurveda has identified congenital factors and is science of life. The role of this medicine in management of the disease had been limited to the minimum,” he said at the closing ceremony of the three-day State level Arogya Fair here. The fair was jointly organised by the State Ayurveda department, Ministry of AYSUH and…

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Ayurveda for Diabetes: Diet dos and don’ts

According to Ayurveda, your body is divided into three biological energies, which broadly controls your bodily functions. Dr Reena Rawat, Senior Ayurvedic Doctor, Dr Shikha’s NutriHealth says, “Vata dosha is responsible for all the micro and macro movements in the body, Pitta dosha is responsible for digestion and metabolism and Kapha dosha is for strength and growth. Diabetes is caused by the imbalance of Kapha and Vata doshas.” Ayurvedic diet errors Common dietary and lifestyle causes of Diabetes in Ayurveda are: Excessive consumption of Kapha aggravating foods like curd and…

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The Unsung Hero of the World of Ayurveda: Have You Heard of Manjistha?

Rare ingredients have always excited me and this is one of the primary reasons why I turn to Ayurveda for my everyday woes. Cosmetic companies come up with new elements in their products by the day, why is it that we believe in them and let Ayurveda take a backseat? The age old science is a gold-plated arsenal of natural herbs and ingredients that have been in its repertoire for centuries. Recently, I came across a herb that caught my fancy instantly. I had ordered for a face scrub from…

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Ayurveda treatments: Herbs for women’s health

Ayurveda treatments: Herbs for women’s health (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Menstruation, menopause, obesity, irregular periods, acne, anaemia are some of the problems that are commonly faced by women. Here are some natural remedies and ayurvedic herbs that can help prevent and control these problems. We break down which are the herbs you need to improve your health and not let it pin you down. Painful menstruation During menstruation or periods you may experience loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Women are recommended to consume mixtures that are available in stores…

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