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The top five traditional Indian health practices

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kieran dsouza
some more common sense practices
by kieran dsouza on Nov 25, 2010 09:18 PM

*sit shirtless in the sun daily at least half hour for vitamin D
*eat fresh fruit and vegetables to alkalize the body
*avoid all refined oils, polished rice, white sugar and flour or reduce to minimum at least
*plant a tree

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Walking barefoot
by Nonviolent on Nov 24, 2010 12:11 PM  | Hide replies

Walking barefoot in the public garden is the sole cause for getting laptopyrisis.

Please do not recoomed to walk barefoot on the unknown premises.

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this that
Re: Walking barefoot
by this that on Nov 25, 2010 11:30 PM

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Re: Walking barefoot
by Solnishka on Nov 28, 2010 12:32 AM
you must have meant leptospirosis .........

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seshasayee iyer
honey with warm water
by seshasayee iyer on Nov 23, 2010 06:00 AM  | Hide replies

many home remedy books say that honey with warm water is very harmful for health, and you recommend the same over hee. Please confirm this before further recommending the same.

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Maximus Meridius
Re: honey with warm water
by Maximus Meridius on Nov 28, 2010 06:01 AM
It doesn't matter; it's just water and a mix of sugars (partially digested bee vomit, actually). No harm done if you do, no harm done if you don't.

Eg: Japanese have the highest life expectancy and lowest rate of heart disease. They don't do any of this. It is hypothesized that the main reason is their diet of fish high in Omega-3 fatty acids. (You can get these from canola or olive oil as well). Heart disease is the biggest ailment in India, and given our predominantly veggie diet, I suppose the main culprit is animal fats like ghee. And our penchant for deep-frying everything. And excessive use of salt.

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Is it real Surya Namaskar improves digestion ?
by Guru on Nov 22, 2010 08:14 PM  | Hide replies

Surya Namaskar will definitely increases flexibility for stiff body after waking up from bed . But is that improves digestion ? I dont think so . Any explanation pls ?

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Re: Is it real Surya Namaskar improves digestion ?
by siva on Nov 23, 2010 08:59 PM
Add a kapal bhati or some other asana in Surya Namaskar to improve the digestion.

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Re: Is it real Surya Namaskar improves digestion ?
by MH on Nov 23, 2010 02:25 PM
Exercises in general increases digestion..certainly because of suryanamaskar..but when does properly..in most cases people do not practice this with rigour and does it superficially and then complain Yoga does not workout for me...

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Re: Is it real Surya Namaskar improves digestion ?
by KK on Nov 22, 2010 09:02 PM
YOGA is good for Health I agree with that but its over hyped for curing every thing.

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Jimmy Sharma
Water Myth
by Jimmy Sharma on Nov 22, 2010 01:25 PM  | Hide replies

Warm water does not help in anything. Its a very common myth. In fact warm water can cause irritation of larynx in cold weather.

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Harsh Vaghjiani
Re: Water Myth
by Harsh Vaghjiani on Nov 22, 2010 04:41 PM
Well said. I like the wany U think !!

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Devdutt Nayak
Re: Water Myth
by Devdutt Nayak on Nov 22, 2010 02:42 PM


this prescription is intended for *everyone*.

This means that someone in the Kashmir Valley will get only very cold water for half the year, in the morning.

While someone in Chennai will easily get lukewarm water.

To ensure that nobody harms himself, warm water is the best because human body temperature is the same everywhere and all the time.

Warm water gently washes your ingestion system without creating problems in the throat or stomach.

Hot water or tea on an empty stomach is bad for people with stress or acidity.

Bed tea is a European concept for practise in Cold Europe, just like suits/coats are only for cold countries and we, idiots that we are, wear coats in Chennai at noon.

Pant/shirt is also bad for India.

Kurta, pyjama, dhoti, lungi, or robes like a monk are best for Indian summer.

But corporates demand that we sweat, wear tight shoes and get stressed out and not think creatively and freely.

Ever wonder why mischievous, disobedient and rebellious kids succeed in business, while conforming kids just get jobs?

Because conforming kids sacrifice their creativity, and rebellious kids take risks (they also do illegal things at the extreme, but that is another story) and earn big.

Our entire social system is messed up as far as health is concerned.

We are programmed to be sick.

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sumit kain
Re: Re: Water Myth
by sumit kain on Nov 22, 2010 10:51 PM
Extremely well put Devdutt. I second u on the points u mentioned. Everything that has been there in practice by our sages was meant to ensure a good health and sharp agility of mind but we all (well, mostly) have strayed away and in order to cool have adopted the practices of the lands for which climate it was suited for. One such example is the excess consumption of alchohol in our tropical climate while it was meant for the temperate climate and culture of European countries. As for winters, our age old Kadha made of natutral herbs not only warms us up and keeps our immunity sky high against any diseases. But alas, 'idots as we are....'

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Re: Re: Water Myth
by mmkk on Nov 22, 2010 08:20 PM
Well said. One has to use common sense, centuries old wisdom, and intimate knowledge of ourselves.

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Re: Re: Water Myth
by kilikili on Nov 23, 2010 06:23 AM
You Dumbo, while sitting in a AC office or a Car, Suit or Jacjet is fine. Now if you work outdoors, obviously I hope you are not foolish enough to wear a Coat

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