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Articles for Summer 2011, Vol. 9, Issue 4

How Ayurveda Sees Obesity

By L Eduaroda Cardona-Sanclemente

Obesity, already a global epidemic in adult populations, is a serious and significant form of malnutrition. Of the 1.5 billion overweight adults in the world in 2008, 500 million are defined as obese. We are seeing worryingly increased prevalence in childhood and adolescence despite the increased resources dedicated to obesity management.

This paper approaches obesity from an Ayurvedic perspective and connects ancient knowledge of its multi factorial nature to our modern struggle with this growing global health crisis. It highlights how an Ayurvedic approach can help to address the clinical management of obesity.

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Panchakarma (Exploring through Evidences)

By Sanjeev Rastogi

Panchakarma is one of the most trusted and utilized forms of therapeutic modality in Ayurveda. It is trusted to the extent that it is often considered as a panacea and thereby is often overemphasized and over-utilized by practitioners and consumers alike.

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Herbs, Ionizing Radiation, Degenerative Diseases and Ecological Medicines

By Prashanti de Jager

Let's shed some light on health effects of radiation specifically and on chronic degenerative disease in general. There are many ways of classifying radiation, for instance, what color radiation is in the visible spectrum, which would be the ROYGBIV model.

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Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus - Case Study

By Alakananda Devi

Insulin-Dependent of Type 1 diabetes if lifelong chronic condition that, prior to the discovery of insulin in 1922, proved fatal to all sufferers. Susruta Samhita contains the worlds earliest references to madhumeha, or diabetes mellitus, along with the analysis that this disease is incurable. Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) may often approach. Ayurvedic practitioners because they are desperate for relief of their symptoms, yet no easy answers are available. In this article, we have discussed one such case, looking at the joys and frustrations of supporting her well being Ayurvedically.

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Honey - An Ancient Functional Food

By M. B. Kavita

Honey is natural resource for sugar. It is prepared by honeybees from the nectar of various flowers with the help of enzymes in its body. Honey, apart from being a high quality nutrient, serves as a functional food and has wide range of medicinal properties attributed to it. Honey is the best catalyst and adjunct with medicine. It should not be heated or consumed with hot substance and drinks. However, it can be heated in conditions were it won't be digested but be thrown out of the body after consumption as in emesis. Honey should be consumed in less quantity as when consumed in excess, may cause indigestion which is difficult to treat.

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The Svedavaha Srota - A Closer Look

By Dr. Marc Halpern

The Svedavaha Srota is the physical channel through sweat flows. Sveda means "sweat of heat". Vaha means "to carry". Srota means "river, stream or channel". The Svedavaha is one of the three major channels through which secretions leave the body cleanses itself. The other two are the purisavaha srota and the mutravaha srota.

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Light on Science Discovery

By Diana I. Lurie, PhD

Effect of Iyengar Yoga Practice on Fatigue and Diurnal Salivary Cortisol Concentration in Breast Cancer Survivors
Types of study - Breast cancer survivors experience high levels of stress and are often the group with the most severe psychological stress, with fear of disease progression identified as the primary stressor. Breast cancer patients may be reluctant to discuss these concerns with clinicians, and lack of attention to these issues could lead to poor breast cancer outcomes.

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Grow Your Ayurvedic Practice Series

By Jacob Griscom

This article is the first in a four-part series to help you increase or enlarge your Ayurvedic Practice. This ideas and strategies are based on the business system that I teach to your Ayurvedic practitioner clients. In this article, I have covered the first step that will immediately help you obtain more highly motivated and committed clients and referrals by clearly communicating the value of our work from the moment you answer the question," What do you do?"

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Three Questions for Prashanti in LOAJ

By Prashanti de Jager

Q. What do you feel is the most underrated category of herbs in terms of actions?
A. There are many candidates, and amongst the top contenders for this title would certainly be the antispasmodics.

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