AYURVEDA FOR WOMEN (VIDEO LECTURE)

A video lecture recorded during my visit to Connecticut USA, 2016 has been edited and put up in 5 Episodes. A playlist has been created which I am embedding here. Hope it is helpful to all of you readers.
(Video quality is not good, audio quality enhanced but basic. Do use headphones)

Contents as Follows
1. Introduction to Ayurveda for Women
2. Dinacharya
3. Spices for health
4. Common ailments q&A
5. Common ailments q&A

SUMMARISING THE BLOG THROUGH AN AUDIO LECTURE ON SPICES

Hello Readers of the blog

Sharing an audio lecture on spices by me to a group of Ayurveda students and enthusiast.  This lecture gives an overview of Ayurveda fundamentals, food preparation tips, eating sleeping times and use of spices as medicine. The fundamentals of this lecture are in lieu with many aspects of this blog which have been discussed through the articles ad comments. In a nutshell the lecture gives a summary of many points that have been discussed. As the blog is getting expansive many comments and questions get overlapped and much data is lost in the loops and threads. I hope this lecture may help you in understanding certain fundamentals of human body and in your quest for health and self healing.

Enhancement of the Girl Child. A unique Ayurved protocol.


What is  enhancement of a new born ?
Enhancement can be equated to optimum functioning of physical, spiritual and cognitive abilities of a child from birth creating a strong foundation for success in evolution

Whats sort of abilities are we talking about ?
Abilities in terms of immune function, memory, physical strength, vocational and oratory skills are something which can be influenced with administration of herbs, certain external  stimulation through massages, sounds [mantras] and exposure.

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Thyroid Function Disorders, Ayurveda Management

WHAT ARE THYROID FUNCTION DISORDERS ?

Thyroid Function Disorder effectively is an Hormonal disorder related to secretion or synthesis or both of the T3 and T4 hormones. These hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland and are responsible for variety of functions in a human body

HOW ARE THYROID FUNCTION DISORDERS MAPPED ?

Effectively thyroid disorders are mapped in two categories functionally as

  1. Hyperthyroidism where there is excess production of Thyroid hormones
  2. Hypothyrodism where there is less than normal production of Thyroid hormones

Apart from this there are other categories of Thyroid function  disorders which are nothing but causative factors for the above two disorders and are mapped individually for effective treatment . These disorders can arise due to Continue reading

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Ayurveda approach

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an auto-immune disorder which affects many organs but more particularly the Skin, Brain, Kidneys and Joints. Auto-immunity in brief means that our body’s defense system (immune system) whose primary function is to protect us from external attacks [bacteria, virus] conversely attacks the body itself. It develops a short term/long term inability to distinguish between diseased and healthy tissue leading to the degeneration/complications of the entity it attacks. SLE causes long-term (chronic) inflammation of affected organs leading to degradation in overall quality of life.

SLE is much more common in women than men. It may occur at any age, but appears most often in people between the ages of 10 and 50. African Americans and Asians are affected more often than people from other races. The underlying causes with auto-immunity are unknown. Genetic dispositions, Heredity or simple evolutionary mechanism of nature can be evaluated. SLE may also be caused by certain drugs. known as Drug-induced Lupus Erythematosus.  Continue reading

Decoding Vedic Astrology

Astrology has its own love hate relationships. A very respected person from field of science once said to me, “If 1/2 of the world believes in Astrology, that does not make Astrology valid“. I could understand his predicament because the converse may also apply  that If rest half of the world does not believe in Astrology then they stand invalid. If we look at the reasons why Astrology is not considered as a serious option by many and as mere form of entertainment or anxiety is because of the way its concepts and ideas are viewed. Predicting events through astral charts, using some attractive stones to alter and influence thoughts etc; are often subjected to ridicule. Questions like
Why does a huge planet like Jupiter is seeking out just me?
How can the sun just identify me ?“;
Is the saturn fed up with his rings that he is meddling in my business ?
may have been a part of conversations and humorous discussions in many lives. So let us try and evaluate these concepts from a logical point of view.  Continue reading

Rudraksha , the holy bead for Women, Myths, Facts and Benefits

Rudraksha beads have been synonymous with the spiritual history of India . The beads are known to increase ones spiritual energy and help one work their way to Moksha. Taking into account the vast literary history of Indian Vedic tradition the authentic information about Rudraksha is very sparse. This has led to many MYTHS, DOUBTS about the usage of Rudraksha.

There is a general belief that Rudraksha must not be worn by women and the bead is just a males dominion. I would like to discuss here about the authenticity of these beliefs and would carry the conversation forward about the methodology of Rudraksha usage for spiritual and health benefits.  Continue reading

Breast Enhancement, An Ayurveda Approach

In my clinical practice , I am regularly coming across more and more woman unhappy with their breasts for cosmetic reasons. Some complain of tonal loss or sagging, some require enhancement and some reduction.  Many woman undergone expensive treatments , some surgical to get back the breast shape. The internet and media is also flooded with claims. Hence I thought of putting up a small article which may help clear misconception and try and convince many to follow an holistic approach.  Continue reading

Infertility, Ayurveda Perspective

DEFINE INFERTILITY ?

Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. For medical treatment, Infertility is the failure of a couple to become pregnant after one year of regular, unprotected intercourse.  Continue reading

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome [PCOS , PCOD]

INTRODUCTION

Polycystic ovaries, means that the ovaries develop more follicles than normal every month. Usually about five follicles start to mature during each menstrual cycle and at least one egg-containing follicle releases a mature egg at ovulation. But a polycystic ovary starts maturing at least twice as many follicles than normal, most of which enlarge and ripen but do not release an egg. It is estimated that between 22 and 33 per cent of women have polycystic ovaries. Some women go on to develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which means they have other symptoms in addition to polycystic ovaries. Other names for this syndrome include polycystic ovary disease (PCOD), functional ovarian hyperandrogenism, Stein-Leventhal syndrome (original name, not used in modern literature), ovarian hyperthecosis and sclerocystic ovary syndrome.  Continue reading