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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 Supremacy of Virtual Expertise


By The SATimes news Service The modern age encourages us to learn about health and seek out healthy options. We are warned that we must search under the surface of mainstream advertisements filled with cereal boxes, fast cars, imitation jewelry and soft drinks. We must look below to the wealth of wisdom found in diagnostic...

DṚK: Vision to See the Unseen


By The SATimes News Service For tens of millions of Indians who greet the sun each morning without going blind, trāṭaka is a way of life. In Sanskrit, the practice of trāṭaka means to gaze fixedly and is used to induce meditation and sthira (stillness) by concentrating on a single point. As a technique of...

Reconnection with zeitgebers, organoleptics, and sanatana


by Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine) PhD (Ayurveda ‑ BHU)       Most of us today grow up in urban or suburban homes. Even if we live in rural areas, we are not active farmers with schedules revolving around hours of sunlight and seasons. Since the Industrial Revolution, the cultures of the world that have adopted modernization, technological...

Finding Freedom in True Health Care


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine) PhD (Ayurveda ‑ BHU) Freedom is a central tenet in any democracy. The right of the people (Greek, demos, the People) to have power (Greek, kratia, power) over how they are governed is a backlash to earlier systems that ruled on the planet for over 1000 years, in which greedy, strong-willed...

Reconnection with zeitgebers, organoleptics, and sanatana


Everyday Ayurveda by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Most of us today grow up in urban or suburban homes. Even if we live in rural areas, we are not active farmers with schedules revolving around hours of sunlight and seasons. Since the Industrial Revolution, the cultures of the world that have adopted modernization, technological advances, and priority...

The Individualized Diet as Personalized Medicine


 by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Of the many terms used for food, the Sanskṛt term āhāra reminds us that food is more than what we swallow. Meaning to bring near, to bring into oneself, āhāra takes a deeply spiritual view that all five senses feed us. What we take into our bodies, consciously or unconsciously, becomes part of our tissues. Ayurveda asks...

Harmonious interdependence is Independence


by Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine) PhD (Ayurveda ‑ BHU)     The ancient land of Bharata was once an island.  Connected deep underground to the molten heat of the earth, the island travelled north through the Tethys Sea and crashed into the ancient land of Laurasia to form the sacred space of the Himalayas.  The mythology of this...

The Grand Mover – Vata


By Bhaswati Bhattacharya MPH MD (Family Medicine) PhD (Ayurveda ‑ BHU)  Ayurveda whispers that the early morning embodies the principle of vāta. Vāta, pitta, and kapha are the three doshas of the body. Doshas are themes of function that show up in the body to organize it. They can be understood as a functional combination of modern biology, chemistry...