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Some Details About Preventive Heart Health

Preventive heart health involves taking steps to maintain a healthy heart and reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Here are some details about preventive heart health: Risk Factors: 1. Age (45+ for men, 55+ for women) 2. Gender (men are at greater risk, but women are at risk after menopause) 3. Family history 4. Smoking 5. High blood pressure 6. High cholesterol 7. Diabetes 8. Obesity 9. Lack of exercise 10. Unhealthy diet Prevention Strategies: 1. Healthy Diet: Eat a heart-healthy diet low in saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, and added sugars. Focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. 2. Regular Exercise: Engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise, or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise, or a combination of both each week. 3. Maintain a Healthy Weight: If you're overweight or obese, losing weight can help lower your risk of heart disease. 4. Don't Smoke: Smoking is a significant risk factor fo


What is homocysteine? How is a high homocysteine level harmful? High homocysteine levels in the blood can damage the lining of the arteries. High levels may also make the blood clot more easily than it should. This can increase the risk of blood vessel blockages. A clot inside your blood vessel is called a thrombus. A thrombus can travel in the bloodstream. From there, it can get stuck in your: Lungs (called a pulmonary embolism) Brain (which can cause a stroke) Heart (which can cause a heart attack) Some people have very high levels of homocysteine. They are at an increased risk for heart disease. What causes a high homocysteine level? Homocysteine is normally changed into other amino acids for use by the body. Vitamin B helps your body use the homocysteine. If your homocysteine level is too high, you may not be getting enough B vitamins. Most people who have a high homocysteine level don’t get enough folate (also called folic acid), vitamin B6, or vitamin B12 in their diet. Replacing

Vegan: The trend fast catching up among a few youngsters

                                                                                           Image Source ES Manjunath, my childhood friend and classmate until 8th standard in Dharwad visited us sometime back. He is a UK citizen and has been a resident of that country for more than two decades. A Mechanical Engineer by profession, he’s come up in a hard way in life. After a usual exchange of pleasantries, he was offered tea, which he flatly refused. It appeared intriguing that he has given up drinking tea after leaving the country. But, it was no better situation, when he was inquired if he would like to have some milk. No, he said! Vegan for years: When quizzed as to why he doesn’t drink both, tea and milk, he informed of having given up the practice for many years and that his whole family including two daughters is also in the same habit. He explained that the family members don’t feel uneasy or uncomfortable for not drinking tea, coffee, and milk or consuming dairy products. Upbring

Neelanjana Ayurveda Clinic plans free consultation camps across Bengaluru

The Bengaluru-based Neelanjana Ayurveda Clinic has drawn up ambitious plans to organize several free consultation camps across the city in the coming days. In fact, it has already been conducting such camps on a regular basis. Objective to make people’s life happy and healthy: According to Dr Saranya of Neelanjana Ayurveda Clinic, the objective is to - “Experience the healthy life through Ayurveda. Heal your mind and body with our treatments. Our objective is making people's lives happy and healthy through authentic Ayurvedic therapy by offering the most indulgent ayurvedic service and by setting the highest standards in quality of products & services”. Exclusive in-house medicines for Parkinson’s: Dr Saranya informs - “We have exclusive in-house medicines for Parkinson’s Disease, Psoriasis. Medicines are manufactured for Parkinson’s disease, Psoriasis and other skin diseases from our sister concern itself, giving emphasis on the quality to bring about the cure to the patients”

IAF to focus on resurrection of traditional concepts for healthy society: Dr CA Kishore

Dr CA Kishore, President of the city based India Ayurveda Foundation is a multifaceted personality apart from being an Ayurvedic doctor by profession. In a freewheeling interaction, he ponders over the ailments haunting the society at large and proposes several activities towards ensuring a healthy society and thereby a healthy country.  Excerpts from the interview: Can you introduce yourself and your activities? Dr CA Kishore: I have basically come from a rural background while I did my graduation from Hubballi and did my MD in Internal Medicine i.e. Kaya Chiktsa in Ayurveda. Later on I did my Master's in Nutrition & Dietitics ,PG in Journalism and Mass communication persuading my Ph.D in Sanskrit as of now. I am practicing Ayurveda from the last 22 years in Bengaluru and my specialty is all about chronic disorders. Dr CA Kishore How do you wish to view the present day’s patient-doctors connection? Dr CA Kishore: I would wish a patient or a health care person to enter into my

Arogya Ratna award to Dr Madhusudan KR

Dr Madhusudan KR, renowned holistic healer of the International Reiki Foundation in the city was bestowed the 'Arogya Ratna' award at the recently concluded two days international workshop on alternative medicine. The prestigious award was presented to Dr Madhusudan KR at the second World Congress on Traditional Medicine conducted by the Indian Holistic Medical Research Foundation by the Vice Chancellor of the Kazakhstan university. The international conference was attended by holistic experts from across the world and the award was in recognition of attending the two days special workshop. It was organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India. The Indian Holistic Medical Research Foundation has been registered with the Government of Telangana in Hyderabad and accredited by the International Accreditation Organization under the Ministry of MSME, Government of India and certified by the British Council of Complementary Therapies. Recalling his partici

PM and Yoga Guru Dr HR Nagendra's relationship span over four decades!

The Teacher and disciple association between Padma Shree Dr HR Nagendra also Chancellor of the Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana Arogyadhama(S-VYASA) deemed to be a University here near Jigani in Anekal Taluk of the Bengaluru Rural district and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a long history of about four decades. A visitor from 1982: Padma Shree Dr HR Nagendra, dwelling over the four decades-long association recalled to Hindusthan Samachar in an exclusive interview-“The Prime Minister has been a regular visitor to the S-VYASA since the early eighties. He came here for the first time in 1982 and from then onward he has been a regular visitor. HV Seshadri, a veteran RSS leader and my uncle used to stay here in the Prashanti Kuteeram. Usually, all national-level RSS leaders and functionaries kept visiting him right from 1979-80… …Inaugurated the Reception building in 1983: Although Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited S-VYASA in 1982 for the first time it was only blossoming

Nutrition courses to generate employment and holistic health

The city-based WEEFA Wellness Solutions Private Limited organization known for marketing organic products and creating awareness about a healthy lifestyle is now set in to launch a variety of nutrition courses for the unemployed youths, doctors and teachers. Ravindra Prasad, Business Consultant of Weefa disclosed the plans on the way in this connection. Two million graduates jobless: Giving a graphic detail about the present scenario, Ravindra Prasad informs: “It is important to ponder about the number of job creations we will be able to generate with the help of these courses. According to the information available, over two million graduates are jobless and likewise the case of Postgraduates. Usually, most of them are compelled to do menial jobs to pull on. I have seen a number of youths, BA and B Com graduates driving autos. This is the paradoxical situation prevailing as we are not giving a platform to Saraswati after completing their education… …Job creation concern of the nation:

Food can change lives: Nutritionist Dr Gauri Rokkam

Dr Gauri Rokkam is a well-known Holistic Nutritionist with experience in helping thousands of people worldwide for more than two decades. She firmly believes that healthy food and lifestyle can change lives, for good. It does not mend the body in parts but as a “whole” and is candid enough to claim: “When the body is rightly fed(in every sense), it wins battles while one experiences true health”. In an interaction, Dr Gauri Rokkam spoke on several issues revolving around human health, current practices of dealing with disease and the way out. Here are her viewpoints on a few issues: Holistic health is from a “whole person” perspective: Neither food nor body should be broken down into its parts. Food is a complex chemical factory. It should not be broken down into its components or specific nutrients because the components of food work in synergy with each other to produce desired effects. The body can work to its best and be in the best of health with whole foods, the way plants produ

Organic Food as Medicine, need of the hour: Ravindra Prasad

Ravindra Prasad is a big name in Silicon Valley and worldwide, thanks to his multiple backgrounds in Transcendental Meditation and the Art of Living. He had an amazingly successful stint with the Art of Living founded by Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji as Chairman, Managing Trustee globetrotting as a Corporate Guru and Trainer. Now, he has completely left behind the earlier trodden paths to venture into wellness being. As a Business Consultant of Weefa (Weefa Wellness Solutions Private Limited), he is making strides in the food market with the sole aim of consuming food as medicine. He has already treaded a long way so far in this direction, but the journey looks to be too long. Here, in a freewheeling interaction, he looks back makes introspection and explains his vision forward.  image source: Excerpts of the interview: Q: You have been associated with alternative systems to Allopathy for curing and healing ailments. Can you recall your journey in this direction? Ravindra Pra

Dr Madhusudan KR calls for including Reiki in the list of alternative modes of treatments

Dr Madhusudan KR, an international expert on Reiki has called upon the state and central governments to include Reiki in the list of alternative modes of treatment. He feels that such a step will go a long way in treating lakhs of patients to find solaces, who otherwise are not being cured completely by other forms of medication. Reiki left out from Ayush: Although the Union Government has brought Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy under the purview of AYUSH, however, Reiki continues to be leftover from the list. Interestingly, there are lakhs of Reiki practitioners across the country and the system is also said to have cured several chronic diseases. Medical Graduate becomes a Reiki healer: In fact, Dr Madhusudan K.Ranebennur is a medical graduate specializing in the treatment of chest ailments. But, thanks to a peculiar problem he underwent and after failing to find a solution in modern medicine, he drifted away to Reiki healing. Now he is a successful Reik

Famine struck Farmer Deelipkumar evolved into a Businessman by sheer efforts and hard work

Deelipkumar of Sira town in Tumakuru district, thanks to the famine conditions was reduced to penury in 2000. But his hard efforts, relentless struggle and endurance to withstand hurdles on the way, over a period of time he has evolved into a successful businessman! Famine blocks education as well: He studied up to the 12th standard in Sira. He got admission to the Degree course but couldn’t fulfil his dream of becoming a graduate. The unprecedented famine that struck the state in 2000 during SM Krishna’s tenure as the Chief Minister had a drastic setback for all peasants of the state. Deelipkumar had two bore wells in their fields and both of them dried up. His father advised him to give up plans of continuing in agriculture and seek alternatives to make a living. Rs 1,500 salary for working the whole night! : As he knew driving and owned a Maruti van, he took up the job of supplying liquor bottles (Seconds) s to the bars at night times and went to the college during the day. For wor