Health

Trikonasana: Extended Triangle Pose improves body balance


By Atul Vyas According to yogic philosophy, the physical world is divided into seven levels or layers in the same way the human body is also divided into seven segments or levels. Each of these levels is dominated by one element i.e. earth, fire, etc. These levels are called gland centers and are named as...

Connectivity with Health as Wealth


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya People enamored with the usual way of living in the modern world do not choose Ayurveda as a healing option in the first stages of the disease. They use the conventional options which are surgery, drugs, expensive tests, and bloodwork. They follow the doctor's recommendations blindly because they have been educated...

Living with Sickle Cell Disease


By Sheann Brandon Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a common yet overlooked genetic disorder, with approximately 300,000 babies worldwide born with the disease each year, according to the World Health Organization. Although there is a highly diverse patient population in the Inland Empire affected by SCD, there are unique barriers to receiving care in our region....

Most Americans have poor cardiometabolic health


By Adam Barnes Fewer than 7 percent of Americans are in optimal cardiometabolic health, according to new research. Tufts University researchers evaluated Americans across five components of health, including blood pressure, blood sugar, blood cholesterol, adiposity and weight, and whether they had heart-related disease. They found only 6.8 percent had excellent levels across the five indicators. “These...

4.4M Americans roll up sleeves for omicron-targeted boosters


U.S. health officials say 4.4 million Americans have rolled up their sleeves for the updated Covid-19 booster shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted the count last week as public health experts bemoaned President Joe Biden’s recent remark that “the pandemic is over.” The White House said more than 5 million people received...

Yogic breathing for Belly Fat Burning


By Atul Vyas Stubborn belly fat is a serious condition. Recent studies show that chronic stress is a recipe for dangerous weight gain. The gained fat is generally deposited as abdominal fat, also known as visceral fat. This fat gives the person an apple shape appearance rather than a pear shape. It is the worst...

Padottan Chakrasana: For Avoiding Uneasiness and Bad Dreams


By Atul Vyas In Sanskrit, 'Ca' means 'to go' and ‘kra’ is from ‘kri’ meaning 'to do' or to act. So the word ‘chakra’ refers to a wheel that implies movement or momentum. The chakras are spinning vortices of energy that are vehicles from physical to subtle realms of consciousness. There are seven chakras and...

Stressing about Stress and its Remedy


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Experts in America discuss stress as the cause of death, describing the inability of people to handle the reality of messy lives. Unrealistic and ideal expectations cause people to strive for perfection at the cost of balance, relationships, sleep, meals, and overall health. Indeed, excellence is given great importance in modern...

Diaspora is Highly Vulnerable to Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia


By Riya Gupta Keep silent about the things you suffer the most from. The Desi community believes in tough love, without understanding how it silences us, minimizing our feelings into insecurities. Treading into September, Suicide Awareness Month, I believe it is important to address the prevalence of mental health issues in the Desi community and...