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Ayurveda | Ancient system, new faith

By |March 9th, 2016|General|

Kala Shekhar, a 48-year-old homemaker in Bangalore, started getting searing pains in her left hip in 2009 and found herself limping to compensate. Shekhar took the painkillers prescribed by her allopathic physician and found that while she would get relief for 7-8 hours, the pain would return. She was told that she needed hip replacement surgery. She chose to change her course of treatment and went to the Institute of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine (I-AIM), Bangalore, for Ayurvedic therapy—this reduced the pain. In May 2012, the pain returned with such severity that she couldn’t get out of bed. She returned to I-AIM, where she took a sustained course of treatment; she is now free of pain and can walk without support. Read More

Sujata Kelkar Shetty, PhD, writes on public health issues and is a research scientist trained at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, US.

Colostrum: A supplement you may not know much about

By |March 9th, 2016|General|

Avinash Inamdar was prone to persistent upper respiratory tract infections, and had been battling chronic fatigue for years. Dr Inamdar, 59, heads the department of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, BJ Medical College, Pune, and he took the tried and tested path of loading himself with antihistamines and antibiotics to fight the infections. He also developed an intolerance to foods like banana and curd. Six weeks ago, he decided to explore a new route, and began a course of cow colostrum supplements.Read More

Sujata Kelkar Shetty, PhD, writes on public health issues and is a research scientist trained at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, US.

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