Health

Pawanmuktasana: Rejig your Digestion for overall health


By Atul Vyas “All diseases start in the gut,” said, the famous Greek physician Hippocrates. The tradition of Ayurveda follows this ancient understanding and the enduring belief since time immemorial. The toxic waste that accumulates in the colon plays a role in all kinds of diseases and ailments both physical and psychological, and the cleansing...

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...

Can probiotics boost vaginal health?


By Rachel E. Gross Before there were vaginal probiotics, there was the yogurt douche. In the 1970s, a common home remedy for yeast infections and other irritating ailments was to soak a tampon in plain, unsweetened yogurt and insert it into the vagina. The same live bacteria that make yogurt beneficial for the gut, the...

Variety of fruits and veggies reduces risk of cognitive decline: Study


By Kolette Lim Individuals who consume a wide variety and substantial quantity of fruits and vegetables during their midlife are less likely to suffer cognitive impairment in their later years, a study has found. The study, led by Dr. Koh Woon Puay, Professor of the Healthy Longevity Translational Research Program at the National University of Singapore...

Four reasons why hugs are good for you


By Jennifer Diffley Here’s a pretty good chance some of your best memories feature a good old-fashioned hug. In fact, the humble but powerful hug was one of the first things welcoming you to the planet just after you were born. You’ve been hugged by parents, friends, coworkers, kids, and perhaps even complete strangers you...

Bhujangasana, the Cobra Pose| Steps, Benefits and Precautions


By Atul Vyas In the brain-gut axis bidirectional communication, the Vegas nerve plays an important role. The Vegas nerve is a cranial nerve originating from the stem of the brain through the neck, and thorax and runs down to the abdomen. This nerve represents the main component of the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), which oversees...

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...

Uttanpadasana: For toned thighs and a flat tummy


Uttanpadasana: For toned thighs and a flat tummy By Atul Vyas Though there is an increase in the number of years we live there is an equal decrease in the quality of life in modern times. The failure of the allopathic disease-based model does not end with many chronic diseases but faces new challenges posed to our...

Waking to the Liability of Choosing Luxuries


By Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya Over the past 500 years, man has tried to advance by emphasizing science and its application for making our lives easier. Around 150 years ago, the industrial revolution outwitted the naturalists, arguing for greater support from the government for taking minerals out of the earth, building dams, collecting water, and drilling...