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Treatment of Thyroid Disorders

In the last post we have already discussed the basic details about the thyroid gland, it’s structure, functioning, various disorders, and its diagnosis. Now we will discuss the treatment of the thyroid disorders in three parts, firstly hyperthyroidism diet,  secondly hypothyroidism diet and lastly the yoga exercises to control the disorder. Treatment of thyroid disorders

Thyroid disorders

Thyroid gland The thyroid gland is butterfly shaped, ductless, endocrine gland in the neck, consisting of two lobes connected by a middle part called an isthmus. It is present in front of the neck, below the Adam’s apple. Through the hormones it produces and stores, the thyroid gland control metabolism – the way our body

Fasting

Fasting is much more than simply not eating; it is both a science and an art. Fasting as we use the term here, means total abstinence from all food for a definite period of time. The word comes from the old English word fasten, which means firm and fixed. In other words, the fast is

Medicinal benefits of Amla

Amla – Phyllanthus emblica, is also known as myrobalan, Indian gooseberry, Malacca tree, or just amla. It derived its name Amla from the Sanskrit word “amalika”. It is a deciduous tree of the family Phyllanthaceae. The tree is best known for its round, small and green fruit. The fruit has a sour and bitter taste. According to religious belief, Amla tree

Medicinal benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric, also known as curcuma longa, is a very common herb. It is often referred to as “Queen of the Spices”. The wide range of medicinal benefits of turmeric come mainly from its main ingredient, curcumin, because of its antibiotic, antifungal, immunity boosting and anti-oxidant properties. Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhoea, intestinal gas, liver problems, gallbladder disorders, for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual

Medicinal benefits of Neem

Neem For thousands of years the beneficial properties of Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss) have been recognized in the Indian tradition. Few of the medicinal benefits of this plant are discussed here. Each part of the tree has some medicinal property.  The root, bark, resin, gum, twigs, leaves, seeds, flowers and fruit of the tree contain

Oral cancer – a general overview

Importance of early screening With early detection and timely treatment, deaths from oral cancer could be dramatically reduced. The 5-year survival rate for those with localized disease at diagnosis is 83 percent compared with only 32 percent for those whose cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Early detection of oral cancer is

Indigestion

Usually every person gets involved in indigestion some time or other. It is a chief disorder of digestive system. It is also known as hypoacidity. According to Ayurveda indigestion is known as Aganimandhya. In this disease there is formation of AAM, which leads to almost all diseases of the body.   Symptoms Loss of appetite

Constipation

  Constipation is the disease of modern civilization. When stool is blocked in the large intestines and rots there, this condition is known as constipation. Even those who empty their bowels every day may be suffering from constipation. On the other hand, some do not suffer from constipation though they answer the call of nature

Balanced Diet with respect to acidity and alkalinity of Blood

  Balanced Diet with respect to acidity and alkalinity of Blood You must have read about the balanced diet many times, now lets have look at balanced diet with respect to acidity and alkalinity of blood. The blood of a person is regarded to be pure if it is 80% alkaline and 20% acidic after

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