Sleep, Food and Sexual etiquette..These are the sub-pillars of our well being. Among these, Food has a very unique role to play. Ayurveda goes to the extent with food by stating that we as well as the diseases we get are from the food we eat. But how careful are we about this sub-pillar of utmost importance? Are we just gobbling up and hoping that our body will handle the rest? It is time that we review our way of eating and this article is urging you to have a review of what we are eating and how we are eating it. (Malayalam)
Ayurveda talks volumes about honey. It is found added to countless medicines and recipes. Honey also is used in many simple recipes as well. But there are certain ways of taking it. More than that it is important to know what type of honey is that you are having. (Malayalam)
Ayurveda has this style of grouping and numbering items that may be used for a common process or those that may have similar properties. One such grouping is the navadhaanyam. More popular in Vedic and tantric ritulas, navadhaanya is not without its medicinal values. It is a collection of cereals and pulses that are arguably the most wholesome and nourishing. Because of this reason it is found used as a natural health supplement as well. So, what all constitute the navadhaanya? What are its properties? Find this out and much more from this article. (Malayalam)
Can you imagine food without salt. We need salt in almost everything we eat. Is the common salt the best for a healthy diet?? Does it have any other better counterpart? Read to find out more about the same. This article explains why ayurveda promotes rock salt more than the common salt and its great therapeutic values. (Malayalam)
If the very people who introduced Tea to humanity saw how we had corrupted this celestial drink with milk, they would unleash God's wrath itself upon us. Taking tea by adding milk is one of the worst ways of having it, says numerous studies. Moreover, it has become normal for us to take salty and spicy snacks along with milk tea. This articles explores on this derangement. It justifies why we should stop this at the earliest. Most importantly it gives a lot of alternative and yummy solutions. (Malayalam)
Indian kitchens were always considered as the storehouse of medicines rather than merely a place for cooking. One of the simple yet significant drugs that we find in our kitchen is Asafoetida, popularly known as ‘devil's dung’ due to its smell. This devil's dung has many other great attributes rather than its smell. This article explains the habitat, collection, properties and therapeutic uses of asafoetida. (Malayalam)
Drink only boiled water. But is it enough to just boil the water? Are there any drugs with which water can be boiled? Does boiling with certain drugs increase our immunity? Is it wise to drink water boiled with the same drug in all seasons? Do the drugs prescribed for boiling the water have any side effects? What are the possible adulterants used in the market? Can we control our diseases by drinking water boiled with drugs which are used in these diseases? Well all the answers are provided beautifully in this article. By practicing the measures listed below we can lead a healthy life. (Malayalam)
How often do we scrutinize the food we eat? What is our prime concern when we select a food to eat? Very often we choose ones that please our senses and discard its effect on the whole body and eventually pay the price. Ayurveda sets a flexible yet strict set of rules for selecting what we eat. In the midst of rising concerns over lifestyle diseases, Ayurveda's thoughts on this topic are gaining global popularity..When the world is looking for good food solutions in Ayurveda, shouldn't we too?
Colas and aerated drinks occupy an inevitable space in each of our refrigerators. Weekend parties are incomplete without the fizz of an aerated drink. But, what if you come to know that 1,84,000 of deaths every year around the globe is attributed to aerated drinks. That is the bitter reality of the sweet bubbly drinks. To know more about the topic, read Dr Jithin Paul’s article on it.
June 1st is celebrated as World Milk Day. This year it is the 20th Anniversary and in the light of pandemic, COVID 19, Government of India had announced this year's milk day with the theme "Fight COVID-19! Maintain a Healthy Perfect Lifestyle, Improve the Immune System by Drinking Milk." Milk which is a super food has multiple benefits. Let's have an Ayurvedic view of these benefits especially in bone health appeasement of milk.
2016 was declared as the International Year of Pulses by The Food and Agricultural Organisation Department of the United Nations. Pulses or Legumes are the dried variety of beans and peas. It is rich in proteins, fibre and vitamins and is much affordable than other protein sources, and hence called as Poor Man's Meat. A breif detailing of variety of these Pulses is seen in the Ayurvedic text trios "Brihatrayees". Generally, a wrong notion seen in our day to day practice is that these pulses causes Gas troubles. On the contrary, it's Judicious usage will give you healthier days ahead. (Malayalam)
Tempering or seasoning has been a unique tradition of our food culture since ages. Variations in the process are immense. Undoubtedly, this process modifies the dish in its taste, smell and overall appeal. In fact it is a skill by itself. Dr Susha analyses this age old tradition so that the reader gains an in depth perspective regarding the practice as well as realize the hidden health benefits behind tempering
"When is the expiry?" The first thing we look for, while buying food or medicine, is the expiry date. It is always said that food and medicines should be made fresh and consumed fresh. But there are some consumables whose potency increases with the elapse of time. 'Old is Gold', right? This article gives a sneak peak on some of those items that do not have a shelf life as per Ayurveda and becomes increasingly potent and priceless with ageing. (Malayalam)
Food makes us. But did you know that food can break us too? Ayurveda gives so much attention to food that it is considered as one of the weight bearing pillars of life itself. In the textbook Kaasyapa Samhitaa, there is a saying 'there is no medicine equivalent to food and it is possible to remain disease free and healthy with just food alone'. How we eat is as important as what we eat. In this article, Dr. Shilpa Thengil elicits in detail, the art of 'Mindful Eating'.
It is human nature to undervalue things that come by easily to us. Has this happened to Buttermilk as well? Until a few decades back, palm-leaf sheds giving free buttermilk to travelers was a common sight along the roads in summer time. They were not merely quenching thirst with a couple of gulps of buttermilk.It was literally an elixir to them. After reading this observations on buttermilk by Dr. Vineetha Manoj, at least some of us will rush back and make buttermilk a part of our lives.(Malayalam)
Did you know that March 30 of every year is celebrated as WORLD IDLI DAY? IDLI, a very popular and mouth watering dish, is usually taken as breakfast. Sambar and/ or Chutney often accompany it. Idli is a delicious and a healthy Indian delicacy. The goodness and richness of the diet is also recognized by the World Health Organisation. Recently "Space Idlies" were developed by Indian Defense Food Research Laboratory as part of upcoming Gaganyan space project. Dr. Susha O. V. give a thorough look at Idli from the stand point of Ayurveda. (Malayalam)