Laughing does you good

Whether you are laughing at a comedy act on TV or giggling at a newspaper cartoon, laughing does you good. When you start to laugh, it stimulates physical changes in your body. • Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your... Continue Reading →

Food tips for Diabetics

For people with Type 2 diabetes, managing the diet can go a long way in regulating blood sugar and make you feel full longer. Carbohydrate foods like bread, cereals, rice, desserts, etc., can cause an increase in blood sugar levels.

The Standard Chartered Marathon has become an annual pilgrimage for me. As for thousands of runners across the city; some just challenging themselves to finish the course of the marathon; some challenging themselves to do it in better timing and achieve their personal best. Into my fifth half marathon effort, I just asked myself can... Continue Reading →

Hypertension- the silent killer!

High blood pressure is often called the “silent killer” because a person with High BP, may not experience any symptoms. It could take years or even decades for the condition to reach levels that are severe enough for the symptoms to become obvious.

6 simple ways to take care of your Heart

The risk of heart diseases is increasing gradually. Sedentary lifestyle, poor eating habits, and physical inactivity are major contributors to the increased risk of heart diseases. To reduce risk, there is a need to keep the heart fit and healthy.

Sandhigata vata (Osteoarthritis)

Guggulu and Shallaki with various herbal combinations are used in Ayurved to treat Arthritis. The guggulu (Commiphera mukul ) and Shallaki (Boswelia serrata) are excellent anti inflammatory medicines which reduce the swelling and pain in the joints. These medicines help in Aampachan and thus reduce the pain and swelling . Various heat treatments such as Patrapottali swedan, Bashpa swedan, Valuka pottali swedan  help to reduce the stiffness in the joints and relieve the musculoskeletal pain.

When should you wash your hands?

As Monsoon arrives, it could also bring with it higher probabilities of catching an infection.It is important to keep your hands clean at all times to reduce the possibility of catching infection to the bare minimum.

Ayurveda Tips for Ritu Sandhi

The transition period between the ritus is called Ritu Sandhi. It is a period of fifteen days. The last seven days of the ending season and the first seven days of the beginning season.

Our experts at Somaiya Ayurveda Centre advice on Diet Chart for the Winter Season

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