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Ayurveda does not focus on the virus, but on the person, the host: Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya


By Bharat Upadhyay New Delhi: As alternative medicine gains popularity in the wake of COVID-19, the age-old Indian system of Ayurveda can don the role of quiet yet powerful armed forces in the fight against the coronavirus, according to Dr Bhaswati Bhattacharya. She is the Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine from New York’s Weill Cornell Medical...

The Harmony of a Cooling Ecosystem


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya To stay cool as summer intensifies, Ayurveda advises us to devise a personal formula around our food, lifestyle, and medicinal aids. It urges us to change our sleep patterns, exercise patterns, meal times and patterns as well as foods, and relationships. Lifestyle recommendations known as rtucarya are detailed to fit the...

Cooling the Heat by Cleaning the Digestive Fire


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya In ancient times, the main ingredients of a summer diet were prepared only after observing the qualities of the climate in the local area, the foods that grew naturally in the season, and the person who was eating the meal. Small adjustments to meals can prepare perfect food for any person. The...

Be the Body that Knows How to Cool Itself


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya As the summers get hotter, we can learn some things from the ancient intelligence of our ancestors about nature. They knew how to sustain and support the environment while using its resources to remain cool in summer and warm in winter. Watching the patterns of animals and of wind, rain, air,...

Greesma Grabs your Strength and Dries You Out


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya As the summers get hotter, and increasing numbers of innocent people suffer from the heat created by perpetrators of energy wastage, we can either depend upon modern options and support inventions and new technologies for cooling, or we can turn toward the frontiers of the past. Those who lived before us...

Cooling Down in Uncool Ways


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya With the worldwide changes in weather, summers are getting hotter, and increased numbers of people are suffering from heatstroke. What makes the body uncomfortable is the inability to shed excess heat, primarily through sweat and the breath. When the heat remains captured in the cells of the body, troubles begin. This...

Tools of the Past


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya People today are struggling with a variety of issues, as though these new issues have never been encountered before by society. The pretense that the current pandemic is unprecedented imagines that no plague or large-scale death across society occurred. Because western society cannot remember such history, uncaptured by their records or...

Return to the Deep


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya An avalanche of 40 to 50-year-olds is waking up to the ancient wisdom of their ancestors. Though many are children from around the world, the Bharatiya children - now in their physically middle-aged bodies - are reaching forward into the tools of the past. They are realizing that the school teachings...

Sustainable Development Goals, connected


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya When we hear about development today, generally we think of technology paving the way for a more comfortable life, with less time spent on what is labeled useless tasks. We think of smart cities with landscaped bike paths and organic food markets. We think of developing large glass buildings to house...