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Healthy Homemade Ayurvedic drink for curing Hangover and other Alcoholism symptoms.

In the last article, we saw some interesting scientific facts about alcohol and its effects on health. We had also seen some quick tips for not getting drunk even after drinking alcohol. Today we see the second part, a simple home remedy DIY smoothie for relieving alcoholism and hangover symptoms.   Name - Kharjuradi Manth (literally... Continue Reading →

10 Things about Alcohol and Health, that You Should Know.

A while ago, I had received some reader questions about alcohol and its good/bad effects on health.  So today we summarize the topic from medical point of view. Without much prefacing, let's get on to the list! 1. The Warmth You Feel on Drinking is Misleading. Drinking alcohol causes cutaneous vasodilation (temporary enlargement for blood... Continue Reading →

FSSAI launches Open ebooks about Food Safety, Nutrition and DIY Adulteration Testing

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has recently published two open source public domain ebooks for citizens, on their official website. ​ The first one, named ‘The Pink Book: Your Guide for Safe and Nutritious Food at Home’, has been developed by countrywide government experts specifically keeping in mind the kitchens in... Continue Reading →

Ayurveda and Yoga in Menopause treatment

Menopausal syndrome is a set of symptoms occurring in women during their late 40s and early 50s due to aggravation of the physiological changes that take place as their period of fertility ends. Menopause is a normal consequence of the ageing process, but some women may find the resultant changes more severe and difficult to... Continue Reading →

How and When Bitter can actually be Better for Health

Bitter is mostly shunned as the most undesirable and ‘toxic’ taste in food, but did you know that, the same bitter also happens to go hands in hands with some of the best medicinal properties in natural foods. So today we see how and when bitter can actually be better for health!   What Ayurveda […]

Defining ‘Health’ Part II: The Ayurvedic Definition

Today we continue from where we left in Part 1, to see how Ayurveda frames an all-round definition of 'Health' comparable to the modern ones we saw in Part 1. (A small disclaimer first, this will be a bit boringly technical article about Ayurveda, as compared to our usual stuff.) ​ Before we delve into pure Ayurveda:... Continue Reading →

What Exactly Are Generic Drugs, their Pros and Cons: A Short Primer

With the PM's recent hinting about making generic drugs prescription compulsory for all doctors in near future, I thought of doing a small primer for our Indian readers today, to shed some light on what exactly generic drugs are, and what are the pros / cons of using them. Branded vs. Generic drugs What do... Continue Reading →

How do you define ‘Health’? (Part I): The Modern View

Wish you all a Happy and Healthy World Health Day! Last year on this day, I had narrated a funny but educative mythological story related to Ayurveda and Health  This year, I decided to write something more on the educational side for our readers. Ask yourself a question, when you say someone has a good 'health',... Continue Reading →

The Two-minute Stressbuster Breathing Exercise that also Improves Appetite and more.

Not very long ago, I wrote some articles about 'Pranayama', the branch of Yoga that deals with breathing techniques and exercises for fitness and health improvement. Today let us see another exercise from this class, which is not only healthy, but fun as well. ​ Name: Bhramari Pranayam (Sanskrit for, the 'buzzing-bee' breathing technique) Sitting Pose:... Continue Reading →

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