August 2009
SWINE FLU-All you need to know about Print
Written by Dr. Sanjeev Sood   

What is swine flu ?

Swine flu is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza viruses (H1N1 subtype) that causes regular outbreaks in pigs. People do not normally get swine flu, but human infections can and do happen

Swine flu viruses have been reported to spread from person-to-person, but in the past, this transmission was limited and not sustained beyond three people

Are you Suffering from Swine Flu: The symptoms of swine flu in people are similar to the symptoms of regular human flu and include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people have reported diarrhea and vomiting associated with swine flu.

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Internet addiction Disorder Among Teenagers Print
Written by Ms. Tanmeet   

Internet addiction is no more addiction but it has become” Internet Addiction Disorder” according to APA. Addictive use of the Internet resembles other so-called "process" addictions, in which a person is addicted to an activity or behavior (including gambling, shopping, or certain sexual behaviors) rather than a substance (mood-altering drugs, tobacco, food, etc.) Excess Use of the Internet may interfere with the person's social life, schoolwork, or job-related tasks at work.

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Obesity & Ayurveda Print
Written by Dr. Sanjiv Kumar & Dr. C. Murlikrishan   

Obesity may be defined as an abnormal growth of the adipose tissue due to an enlargement of fat cell size or an increase in fat cell number or a combination of both. Obesity is often expressed in terms of body mass index (BMI). A BMI of 30 or more in males and 28.6 or more in females indicates obesity. The term "overweight" means a weight in excess of the average for a given sex, height and age. Overweight is usually due to obesity but can arise from other causes such as abnormal muscle development or fluid retention.

How much Common is Obesity: Obesity is perhaps the most prevalent form of malnutrition in developed countries, both among adults and children. It is extremely difficult to assess the size of the problem and compare the prevalence rates in different countries as no exact figures are available and also because the definitions of obesity are not standardized. Further, there has been an increased awareness of the problem in recent years. However it has been estimated to affect 20 to 40 per cent of the adults and 10 to 20 per cent of children and adolescents in developed countries. It is a misconception that obesity is primarily a problem in the affluent countries; in fact, it is found in all countries in varying degrees.

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20 Ayurvedic Tips For Weight Loss Print
Written by Dr. (Mrs) Surinder Katoch   

I. Truthfulness to yourself is most required

II. Workout daily for two hours at a stretch or 1 hour morning & evening. Walk daily for a minimum of 45 minutes. Weigh yourself every 15 days

III. Eating Guidelines.

IV. Never lose heart there will come the situations when you will be dishearten with less success or no success

V. Time Management is very important

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10 Incredible At-Home Weight-Loss Exercises Print
Written by Dr Chirjeev Singh   

You don't need a gym or weights or a personal trainer to get a great workout, burn fat, and build muscle.


The first exercise you ever did may be the best you'll ever do: The classic pushup trains your chest, shoulders, triceps, abdominals, lower back, and glutes. Why does it burn fat? The more muscles you work, the more muscle you build. And muscles burn calories.

How to do it: Assume the classic pushup position: legs straight, hands beneath your shoulders. Now brace your core. Keeping your body rigid, lower yourself until your chest touches the floor. Then push back up until your arms are extended.

Body weight Squats

Leg exercises work hundreds of muscle fibers at once, and the muscles they target are hugecalorie-chompers like your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. And the squat may be a more effective muscle-builder and fat-burner than all other leg exercises as well as upper-body stuff combined. Try this "prisoner" squat.

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10 Home Remedies For Female Infertility Print
Written by Dr. Sunita Dogra, Dr. Anita Sharma & Dr. Vinod Kumar Gothecha   

Getting pregnant and giving birth to a baby has been a dream for almost every woman in this world. However, for some woman this dream proves to be a big problem because they are not able to conceive and to give birth to a living baby. This problem of failure to reproduce is termed as female infertility. The problem of female infertility is mainly because a woman is not able to perform sex perfectly. Sometimes it is due to functional fault of the reproductive organ or due to some physical fault.

Unhealthy living pattern, consumption of unhealthy diet for long term can be factors leading to physical fault. In some cases the diseases like constipation, leucorrhoea and anemia can result in the problem of female infertility. The other problems which may be responsible for female infertility include improper functioning of metabolic system, essential glands and obesity etc.

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AJMODA A Wonder Herb Print
Written by Dr. Isha Bhallab   

Ajamoda (Apium graveolens), in Ayurveda is also known as Garden Celery, a herb of Umbelliferae family. It is not very common in our days; its usage is almost confined to Central Asia and Northern India, particularly the North West states like Punjab and Gujarat. Ajmoda also enjoys popularity in the Arabic world. It was known and used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Celery seed was used as a medicine by Hippocrates and in ancient China and Japan.

Other sanskrit names are-Agnika, Ajamodakam, Deepyaka, Kharasva, Yavanika

In English it is known as: Garden Celery, Sellerie, Wild Celery

In Hindi it is known as -Ajowan, Bengali: Jowan or Joan, Gujarati: Yavan, Kannada: Oma, Malayalam: Omum and in Punjabi : Ajamoda.

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Amalaki-A DIVINE FRUIT Print
Written by Dr. Ajay Kumar Pandey   

"Amalaki is known as 'the great rejuvenator', 'the nurse' and 'the fruit of immortality' by people in India."

Amalaki has been used in Ayurveda for thousands of years and has one of the richest legacies of any fruit known today. In Pauranic literature Amla has been attributed to have originated from divine sources and its flower were used in high esteems for offering in worship of Gods and Goddesses. The ancient texts of Ayurveda describe more than 5,000 herbs and fruits in great detail, and among those, Amalaki is one of the popularly known and widely used plant. It is a holy plant in old Indian culture and due to this fact it is generally planted in the temple, gardens and house courtyards. It is considered the most effective rejuvenative, immune promoting and disease fighting agent in the plant kingdom. In the classical text it is referred to as Dhatri, meaning the "mother" or "nurse," a tribute to the fruit as the ultimate caregiver, sustainer and healer. Recent researchers of contemporary science have been drawn the merit of its immune enhancer, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, and hypolipidemic properties.

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Bael-Friend For Intestine Print
Written by Dr. Manju Dewan   

Bael Fruit occupies an important place among the indigenous fruits of India. It grows wild throughout India and its edible fruits are valued in indigenous medicine. The botanical name of this fruit is Aegle marmelos (Bael or Siriphal in Hindi) belongs to the family Rutacae. In some parts of world it is also called Stone Apple and in some areas it is known as Bengal Quince. The leaves and wood are used as essential items of pooja samagri for worship of Lord Shiva and as fuel in havan. Further, during summer Bael gives a very cool and cozy shade.

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The Village Dispensary-Neem Print
Written by Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma   

The Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica) is an incredible plant that has been declared the "Tree of the 21st century" by the United Nations. Also known as the Margosa and native to the Indian subcontinent, it has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Unani medicine. Ancient Hindu manuscripts contain chapters on medicinal plants to have near one's house and the Neem tree is highly recommended. The seeds, bark and leaves contain compounds with proven antiseptic, antiviral, anti-pyretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and anti-fungal uses.

Traditional Medicinal Uses: The entire tree can be used medicinally to treat a whole lot of ailments - probably why it is affectionately known as "the village pharmacy".

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Eat Vegetables & Stay Healthy Print

Vegetables are an important part of human diet. The number of plant families we used to eat thousands years ago was greater than the restricted range we eat today. Ayurveda has dealt with vegetables under the classification of 'shaka-harita varga' in the eatables category, whereas the modern science incorporates every type of cereals, roots, tubers, leaves and nuts under the major head of vegetable food.

The green vegetables consist of leaves, buds, young shoots and often the entire plant. They contain plenty of vitamins, certain proteins, cellulose and water. Roots and tubers can be stated a source of nutrients for the plant itself and may have different nutritional value for humans. Though some of the vegetables can be eaten raw, cooking of vegetables with reasonable amount of oil, ghee and the common kitchen spices is an established practice in most parts of the world.

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Any Time Is Yoga Time Print
Written by B. B. Sharma   

How to train KG students in KAPAAL BHATI (ALAK YOG)

If Yoga is taught in small age, it is very useful for the future of a child. Kapaal Bhati is the tactis of Yoga which cures maximum of the health problems concerning to stomach and other allied ones besides it, the Kapaal Bhati also increases the speed of gaining the vital oxygen in the body. This oxygen does many positive effects in the internal systems of the body.

The proper jerks to be taught to the children for Kapaal Bhati with pressure to the internal systems of stomach looks to be difficult although it is not so in every case but in the age group of 3 to 4 years it requires some patience.

In Alak Yog we start training the nursery students with alphabets of Hindi language along with the soft moments of Kapaal Bhati with pressurised sound Haa..Haa. The following sounds of vowels may be pronounced by giving more and more practice for about 5 minutes. Students/Children may be advised to be very straight while sitting on the floor with a less soft carpet. Be sure I mean to teach them to be normal to the earth in the other words the spinal cord must be straight with a direction to keep the neck softly tight and straight. The next thing is to be taught is that, Learners should keep the arms straight by holding their knees.

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Godís Pharmacy Print
Written by Krishna Mohindra   

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... All before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best & more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners...

God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!

God's Pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... And YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

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Written by Dr. Kousik Das Mahapatra   

Personality is the deep ingrained pattern of behavior that includes the modes of perception and thinking about oneself and the surrounding environment. There are several angles to get assumption about the persona. Blood group is one of them. People of different blood groups has varied persona assessed on the basis of basic behavior, tolerance, revelation of past & future, expression of emotion and work culture.

Basic Behavior:

Blood group 0- Make objectives clear, possess great deal of confidence, honest, optimistic and energetic, and can not stand people who hide the truth.

Blood group A: Careful about decision-making, make things clear in black and white, care too much about social rules and standards, pessimistic and too sensitive.

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7 Diet & Lifestyle Changes to Cure depression Print
Written by Jaintika Randev   

Believe it that changing your diet could facilitate and enhance your mental and emotional spring-cleaning. You miraculously find yourself letting go of the old negative thought patterns. You find yourself healing emotionally, feeling more enthusiastic and vibrant, just happy to be yourself and be alive. As your body releases all the toxins that have accumulated through years of faulty eating and lack of exercise, you will feel that your mind and heart are also unburdening themselves.

1. Increase your raw food intake:

Depression is usually caused by malnutrition. A person may be regular-sized (even obese) and still be malnourished. Being malnourished means your body does not have the right amount of nutrients due to regular consumption of nutrient-deficient foods, leading to poor digestion and assimilation. Eating the right food can truly put a smile on your face because being physically healthy will make you feel great.

For example - a cup of raw green peas contains about 25 grams of protein; a cup of boiled peas only has 8 grams of protein.

Raw food contains all the nutrients intact: enzymes, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, protein, fat and carbohydrates, all in their unaltered form.

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Miracle Spice-Turmeric Print
Written by Dr. Vivek Mohindra   

TurmericCan This Miracle Spice Stop Cancer, Alzheimer's and Arthritis?

Super Spice Secrets: For more than 5,000 years, turmeric has been an important part of Eastern cultural traditions, including traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda. Valued for its medicinal properties and warm, peppery flavour.

This yellow-orange spice has more recently earned a name for itself in Western medicine as well.

Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, which is native to Indonesia and southern India, and is widely used as an ingredient in curry dishes and yellow mustard. As research into this powerful spice has increased, it has emerged as one of nature's most powerful potential healers.

Said Professor Dr. Sanjeev Sood, Head of the Panchakarma Department, Dayanand Ayurvedic College, Jalandhar, India:

If I had only one single herb to depend upon for all possible health and dietary needs, I would without much hesitation choose the Indian spice Turmeric. There is little it cannot do in the realm of healing and much that no other herb is able to accomplish.

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Aphrodisiac MASH Print
Written by Kiran & Anupam   

The knowledge of drugs (especially plant medicines) goes back to earliest writings of world i.e. Vedas. The man of Vedic era had an intimate & inseparable contact with environment and its most precious part, undoubtedly plants.

Since plant drugs are playing great role in treatment of various diseases. So we must have scientific knowledge regarding them. Mash or Urad is a well known drug used in Samhita period. It basically increases Kapha, Fat and pacifies Vata.

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Written by Abha Khetarpal & G. K. Kochar   

Stress can arise from a variety of reasons. Stress can be brought about by a traumatic accident, death, or emergency situation. Stress can also be a side effect of a serious illness or disease. There is also stress associated with daily life, the workplace, and family responsibilities. It's hard to stay calm and relaxed in our hectic lives. As women, we have many roles: spouse, mother, caregiver, friend, and/or worker. Your health depends on it. Many women work in our society because of economic necessity and for those who do a work of their liking there is a price for what they achieve.

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YOGA-For Students Print
Written by Dr. Gagan Thakur   

The modern world of today is said to be the world of competition and achievements. Throat cut competitions has given undue stress on our body and the mind. Today everyone's life is full of ups and downs and it seems to appear that we can not get rid of this. Due to stress, our physical and mental abilities are reducing and our body resources are going towards negative balance. But we can keep ourselves strong enough to face stressful situations and negative thoughts by regular practice of yoga.
History of Yoga spans four to eight thousand years ago when it was integral part of daily life. The word yoga derived from two roots viz. 'Yuzur' and 'Yuja'. One referring to Yoking and the other referring to Mental Concentration. According to Yoga, the human body is full of potentialities and if we are able to control and direct our energies then we can do wonders. Modern science, which is based on facts, has also acknowledged the healing power of yoga.

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20-Tips for fever Print
Written by Dr. Ravi Kumar   

Fever is an elevation of body temperature that exceeds the normal daily variation. It is the king of all diseases, which produces heating of body and mind. It is described as an independent disease as well a symptom in Ayurveda. In fever following tips are very beneficial.

1. Avoid anger.

2. Avoid rich pastries.

3. Avoid day sleeping.

4. Avoid tea and coffee.

5. Avoid exposure to sun.

6. Avoid sour food items.

7. Avoid physical exercise.

8. Avoid sexual intercourse.

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DAV's Ayurveda for Holistic Health
ISSN 2348-6910 Volume - 1 , Issue: 28 , September 2015

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Editorial Board

Chief Patron
Shri Punam Suri
President, DAV College Managing Committee,
New Delhi.

Dr. Ramesh Arya
Vice President, DAV College Managing Committee,
New Delhi.

Chief Editor
Dr. Raj Kumar Sharma
Asst. Director, Dayanand Ayurvedic College,
Ph: +91-9814204443

Dr. Sanjeev Sood
Principal, Dayanand Ayurvedic College,
Ph. : +91-9814004142

Executive Editor
Dr. Anup K. Gakkhar

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