Dr Vaidya’s Advice


Some ways to live the healthiest lifestyle during the monsoon

Do you love the rains but hate the illnesses that come attached at the hip?

Sure, we all know that enjoying the great weather can be a lovely feeling, but it’s no fun when you are sneezing like there’s no tomorrow. Now that’s a feeling we would all gladly avoid.

Yes, it goes without saying that we need to carry an umbrella and avoid getting wet, but no one left a memo for the flu, did they? It’s still going to show up uninvited, banging at your head (and your nasal cavity) every other day. So do you want to avoid the woes, and just enjoy the wows of the monsoons this year?

Here are some natural and ayurvedic remedies to help prevent the flu this rainy season and stay healthy, however overcast the skies (and your moods) get:

Fight the Bug with Ayurveda

Almost all of us have been the target of cold and cough, especially during a change in weather. In Indian cities we constantly hear the phrase, “there’s a bug going around”. This season, don’t sit in the long queues at clinics, and cure your cough at home itself! Read on to find out the 5 really cool and simple Ayurvedic home remedies to ‘fight the bug’ get you back to fighting shape.

Ayurveda and Blood Pressure

According to Ayurveda, blood pressure involves all the doshas, the heart and the blood vessels. We can see signs and symptoms of derangement of vatadosha (mainly that of “vyanvayu”) and pita dosha in hypertension and thus both these doshas need to be treated in people suffering from these ailments.

Ayurveda can play a vital role in reducing hypertension (blood pressure) not just through medication but also through a lifestyle change. Ayurveda recommendsone lead a relaxed lifestyle without the feelings of jealousy, hatred, judgment, anger stress and insecurity. Unfortunately, human tendency leads to instant gratification and thus, urban consumers have preferred chemicals that give short-term relief. This seems easier to follow because of our urban, quick paced and “on the go” lifestyle. But, it must be noted that we can only get temporary relief from blood pressure, and also not notice how harmful the side effects of these drugs are.

How to get rid of those aches and pains Ayurvedically…

It’s not just painful but also very irritating to have that odd neck, back, knee or any other muscular pain. Just sitting and waiting for the pain to go is something that we just cannot do. We want instant relief! Some of us wonder how we even got this pain. Asking around we find answers such as an incorrect posture of the body, too much of physical stress on a particular muscle or staying still in one position for a long time. Right, long working hours sitting in front of a computer.

Ayurveda dives a bit deeper to find out the cause of muscular pain. According to Ayurveda, the muscle pain is caused by collection of harmful toxins in a particular area of the body which blocks the smooth transportation of essential nutrients, which leads to the aggravation of the “Vata” element in the body and causing muscular pain. There is no exception to any age group from this pain.

Suffering from Insomnia and Sleepless nights?

How mentally painful can it be not to get sleep? Just lie down and try hard to sleep, but in vain. This has surely happened to all of us at least once (though more than once for many of us) in our lifetime.

“Insomnia”- The lack of sleep can be caused by various factors such as stress, tension, depression, worry, anxiety, respiratory and other ailments. This is a very serious problem, and if not cured immediately, can be very severe in the long run by accelerating aging, weight gain, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and depression leading to further insomnia. Sounds really scary, right? Today, bringing our traditional science Ayurveda back on the table for the treatment of Insomnia, it can be treated very effectively without taking any pills filled with chemicals.