As discussed in the first part of Turmeric blog, turmeric and its main ingredient Curcumin are anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and thus are helpful in a prevention and cure of a range of disorders. Dosage: Average Indian diet provides 2,000-2,500mg of turmeric (60-100mg of curcumin) per day. The required dosage of curcumin for effects against various disorders ranges from 150mg to 8gm curcumin per day. Whereas WHO accepted range of Curcumin in daily foods is 0-3mg/kg. Turmeric consumption: There are several ways to consume turmeric to avail its benefits for a healthy living. 1.In a traditional way, turmeric can be used as … Continue reading Turmeric: The Ayurvedic Golden Spice (Part 2)
[Author: Dr. Prasad Gokhale, an international Ayurveda Physician and Panchakarma expert. Medical Translator for Russian,Japanese, German and Spanish. Contact: https://www.facebook.com/prasad.gokhale.988373%5D Today’s environment is more polluted as compared to earlier. The numbers of microbes in the air range from 10 to 10,000 per cubic meter. Air around us can get contaminated by such pathogens, which in turn results in many infectious diseases. Hence there is need of sterilisation techniques which are closer to nature, safe, effective and have less side effects. The term dhoopan means the action or process of disinfection or purification with the fumes (fumigation). It is used for disinfection of … Continue reading Ayurvedic Dhoopan: Air purification process
Turmeric is a popular spice traditionally used in Indian cuisine. The spice is produced from the root rhizome of Curcuma longa. India has been a largest producer of turmeric from ancient times. Turmeric has been used for over 2,500 years for treatment of various diseases. The use of turmeric dates back to old and ancient vedic culture in India where it is used as a spice and also has a religious significance. Turmeric is described as one of the powerful natural healers in Indian traditional medicine, Ayurveda. As per Ayurveda, turmeric balances three basic elements of the body- vata, pitta, … Continue reading Turmeric: The Golden Spice of Ayurveda (Part 1)
[Author: Dr. Prasad Gokhale, an international Ayurveda Physician and Panchakarma expert. Medical Translator for Russian,Japanese, German and Spanish. https://www.facebook.com/prasad.gokhale.988373%5D One of my European friend called me recently and told that he is now living very good quality of an Ayurvedic life. This was very satisfying to hear, and took me back to the memory lane. I remembered this European friend 2 years ago- 30 years, severe complications of Anxiety disorder following road traffic accident in past. When we started discussing his health and treatment options, he didn’t understand english language. That was the first time I realised the need of … Continue reading Ayurved introduction: what is Ayurved and who are Ayurvedic doctors?
The Global Burden of Disease study estimated around 95 million (5.1%) children with disabilities between 0-14 years globally, and 80% of these children are living in low-income and middle-income countries. Majority children with disabilities are deprived of their right to quality, inclusive education due to absence of financial and other incentives to attend school, lack of social protection and support services for children with disabilities and their families. The profound effects of COVID-19 pandemic on the public health as well as socio-economic and cultural systems around the world are well-established by now. The crises such as pandemics, warfare and natural … Continue reading Inclusive Education during humanitarian crises: Opportunity for Reforms
When the lockdown rules were relaxed in some cities last week, state governments also allowed sale of alcohol in retail liquor shops. What followed was long queues outside liquor shops across India, throwing all the physical distancing away. This threw … Continue reading The millennials of India- young and drunk!
The continued COVID-19 pandemic globally and extended lockdown is a concern for children and young people. As they are spending all their time at home, and have easy access to the internet including online classes, they are likely to spend more time online than in their previous routine. although this gives them opportunity to connect with friends- making them feel less isolated and learn new things; it is also important to understand the risks that come with spending time online. Children and teenagers are vulnerable to different types of online abuse, such as- Cyberbullying– someone posting mean comments, messages and … Continue reading Protect children from online abuse during Covid-19 lockdown
Tanmay is a 4 years old boy, living with his parents in one of the underprivileged districts of Maharashtra. Since 2 years when Tanmay was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, his parents have been taking him for speech therapy, occupational therapy and follow up visit to pediatrician clinic. All these services as well as his paediatrician are based in a city that is 160 kms from their place, requiring Tanmay and his father to stay there for a week every month. Apart from this, Tanmay also goes to a pre-primary school near his house. Since the lockdown, all this came … Continue reading The COVID-19 lockdown and children with disabilities
A densely populated country like India is a hotbed for rapid spread of an infectious agent like SARS-COV-2. India reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 on 30 January 2020 in Kerala. Since then the numbers showed gradual increase, reaching … Continue reading COVID-19 and India’s response: Example of a Developing Country
Although social distancing is advocated as the best strategy to avoid transmission, it might not be ideal for children and youth requiring therapy or assistance in routine activities. Due to closure of schools, therapy centres and other care-giving services, these children and young people may experience significant hurdles in the access to clinical services and therapies. Even minor changes in the routine create difficulty in many children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Caregivers may not be able to ensure the routine and their preferred activities during the pandemic time. These experiences may also intensify the perception of stigma and discrimination with … Continue reading COVID-19 and Caregiving to the Children with Disabilities