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Dr. Komal Gandhi After the sweltering heat, monsoons are heartily welcomed. The earthy smell of wet lands and breezy mornings is something everyone eagerly awaits for, during this season. However with the relief from the hot weather, the monsoons also carry along with them an array of bacterial infections which can take a toll on your body and overall health. Let us equip ourselves with the do’s and dont’s so as to maintain a good health during this season. Always consume boiled water during monsoons and other wise also. One of the most important factors......

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Adho Mukha Svanasana Asana (or Downward Facing Dog ) Yoga Pose is one pose that helps open up blocked sinuses. Other benefits- Rejuvenates and energizes the body Helps tone the muscles and strengthens the chest muscles thereby increasing the lung capacity Increases the blood circulation to the brain Helps calm the mind thereby providing relief from headache, insomnia and mental fatigue Technique- Get onto your hands and legs, with the hands being shoulder-width apart and knees hip width apart. Press the palms of the hands firmly on to the mat. Align the shoulders above the......

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Yoga and Monsoon!

Yoga helps transform your mind and body. It is one of the simplest ways to keep fit if practiced on a regular basis. One of the most powerful breathing exercises that can help bring your entire system in to a perfect balance and alignment is Kapalbhati Pranayama. It helps strengthen the lungs and clears the respiratory tract which is of immense importance during the rainy season as it can help you stay away from the common cough and flu’s. another important aspect of this is that it helps aid weight loss by increasing the metabolic......

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Yoga For Summer

Part of the fun of steamy weather is finding the best ways to cool off. Sure, you could eat a slice of watermelon or take a dip in the pool, but yoga can also help your body beat the heat (and your mind chill out).  Beat the heat with this cooling summer yoga sequence.   Why we love it: These Yoga poses help you to refresh your mind and let go of the muggy fog that’s clouding your brain on a hot, humid day. Standing wide-legged forward bend Child’s pose Tree pose Supine spinal twist Half Moon Twisted......

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Soaring temperatures, sweltering heat, school vacations, all indicate the arrival of summer.  This is a time when each one of us looks forward to refreshing coolers. It is indeed important to keep yourself hydrated. One of the best ways is to make use of the summer fruits provided by nature.   Summer Fruit –Watermelon   Summers begin with this red juicy sweet cooling and exceptionally refreshing  fruit. Water melon is packed with water and nutrients. Watermelon is known to prevent dehydration and lower blood pressure levels. Water melon contains lycopene which is being linked to ......

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Mangoes It’s the season to relish mangoes, the king of fruits. Mangoes are a rich source of antioxidants,  vitamin A and C which help maintain healthy hair and skin . A low calorie fruit that is high in fibre can be a great aid for constipation.  Easily available all over India make the most of this wonderful fruit this summer .There are a variety of dishes prepared from this fruit all over India such as aamras, mango rice, mango pickle but nothing beats the feeling of biting through a fresh ripe organic mango! Note Get......

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Keep yourself hydrated with fruits and water. You may try flavoured water! For instance- To beat the heat , try having vetiver grass ( Khus ) infused water. You may also try different flavours like sandalwood/ rose/ mint / lemon. They will have a cooling effect on your body. You may try a sugar free version of lemonade. Lemonade Ingredients- Water – 2 glasses Lemon juice- 1 table spoon Date paste- 4 tsp (it may vary as per your taste) Cumin powder – ¼ tsp Rocksalt – 1/4th tsp Method- Take water in a vessel.......

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AMENORRHEA: AN OUTER EXPRESSION OF INNER DISTURBANCE

Dr. Devang In the recent past there have been an increasing number of females coming with complaint of absent menses or missed menstrual cycles for months. Since this is not a life threatening disease most of the general population takes the treatment from a local doctor and feels better AS LONG AS MEDICINES ARE GOING ON. Once the medicines are stopped the complaint more often than not relapses. Then the patients undergo a variety of investigations and consult another physician for the same. This kind of running from one doctor to other doctor goes on;......

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Importance of Leafy Greens in Diet

Dr.Komal Gandhi When we think of nature we think green. The same green can also be associated with health in the form of green leafy vegetables. Adding small quantities of green to your daily diet can work wonders for you on a regular basis. Healthy benefits of leafy greens – 1) It is a great source of folates which are necessary to maintain good health. It also helps prevent birth defects when consumed adequately. 2) Greens are very low in calories and extremely beneficial for weight loss. It is also packed with nutrients and hence......

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ALLERGIES: A Temporary Solution or a Permanent Cure

DR DEVANG SHAH In the recent past there has been an increase in the number of patients who come with itchy rashes on their body or with complaints of a lot of sneezing and blocked nose. The local doctor generally prescribes few medicines which potentially vanish the symptoms in a jiffy. As time passes the frequency of these attacks increase and so does the visit to doctors. In subsequent months or years the complaints of rash or sneezing or nasal congestion more or less tends to become permanent as a result of which the patient......

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