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Editorial- January

Editorial- January

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Description of Quantitative Dietetics mentioned by Charak Samhita (Sutrasthana 5/3-14) is still relevant to people after lots of researches done in field of nutrition and dietetics. Based on power of digestion and metabolism of individual, the quantity of food taken is advocated in Charak Samhita. The proper quantity is referred to the amount not causing any disequilibrium in dhatu and dosas. It is an apparent indication for utilization of nutrients and calorie by the body. The quality of food articles is also discussed in details for healthy regime. The heavy food articles are recommended to be taken in quantity of ½-3/4th when compared to quantity of light food articles. The heavy food articles are rich in ap and prithvi mahabhuta while light foods are rich in Vayu and Agni mahabhuta. Th
Editorial- December-2018

Editorial- December-2018

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Healthy citizens make a nation successful. They boost national wealth to make their country great. Health is directly related with complete nutritional meals. Deprivation or undernourishment raise the questions on healthy and productive life as noted by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United States of America and such condition is referred as hunger. Hunger is biggest hurdle for sustainable development of any nation. Recently published Global Hunger Index shows the alarming conditions for 45 countries out 119 countries that were ranked. The ranking was based on undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting and under five child mortality rate. India ranked on 103rd place slipping 3 points down from previous year. It is horrible condition where our policies emphasize on developm...
Editorial – November

Editorial – November

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In press release of Nobel Assembly in 2017 for Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm evidently cited the adaptation of life on earth to the rotation and impacts of planets. Indian Astrological Science relates such impressions of planets proportionating to time of birth. Nine planets are suggested in Indian Astrology. Moon is prominent among them ruling the mind, emotion and senses. Impacts based on daily basis is determined by lunar phase cycle and relation of moon with other planets. As the moon represents kapha in medical astrology, conjunction of moon and sun in astro-chart is corroborative to tendency of laziness. It can also be interpreted in terms of life-cycle with late rising fortunes but providing with myster...
Editorial – October

Editorial – October

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Everyone in his/her lifetime passes through the phase of nervousness, fear, feeling of something bad/worst to happen. Once such reaction is stronger and frequent, it is termed as anxiety disorder. Lack of information causes people to think anxiety as individualistic approach or mentality rather than disorder. Anxiety includes panic disorder, agoraphobia, social phobia, specific phobias, stress disorders etc. American Psychological Association (APA) reports that one third of first year university students across the globe have symptoms of diagnosable mental disorders, including depression, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. An estimate published in Times of India, 6th October 2013 reveals the prevalence of anxiety disorders among Indians as every fifth Indian is under the eff...
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The foundation of Ayurveda is based on philosophy, a study of fundamental nature of real or valid knowledge which guides the creation of theories. Six schools of thoughts of Indian philosophy or Darshana named as Sankhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vashesika, Mimamsa and Vedanta directs such validity of knowledge. They are grouped under three pairs for better justification founded on complementary aspects of related systems or syllogism. Sankhya and Yoga forms a pair by name of Sankhya which discusses the details of philosophical truths for objects of devotion and meditation leading to absolute communion. Nyaya and Vaishesika forms second pair under the school of Nyaya. Philosophical truths mentioned under Nyaya are rested on investigation and discussion for ascertaining the philosophical truths. Third ...
Editorial- August

Editorial- August

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Indian philosophy contemplates unveiling of inner self as ultimate goal of human life mentioned in atma doctrine of Upanishad. Taittiriya Upanishad in its Brahmanada Valli chapter refers to Panchkosha or five-sheaths path as Annamaya, Pranamaya, Manomaya, Vigyanmaya and Anandmaya for understanding the psycho-metaphysical stand points of inner significance leading to practical aspects of spiritualism acknowledging the atma. Annamaya kosha is permeated by remaining kosha while Pranamaya kosha spreads through three kosha as Manomaya, Vigyanmaya and Anandmaya. Manomaya kosha extends through Vigyanamaya and Vigyanamay through Anandmaya. These kosha are not mutually exclusive. Annamaya kosha covers the whole physical body as it is basis of required energy for functioning, growth or any action. ...
Editorial – July-2018

Editorial – July-2018

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     Global recognition of Ayurveda brought revolution to this science, but not completely in India. Developed countries like United States of America, Germany, United Kingdom and Canada have earned patents on natural or semi-synthetic plant compounds, source of many of these plants are practiced in Ayurveda as Vincristine and Vinblastine were isolated (from Catharanthus roseus) by scientists of USA and Canada respectively. Impacts of seasonal variations on health, an interesting information in Charaka Samhita is well presented by scientists from USA at molecular level. Recently scientists from University Rovira and Virgili (Spain), have reported based on trial that men who had eaten 60 gram of nut per day, each had on average 16% higher sperm counts. Almond and walnut are well mentioned i
Editorial: June 2018

Editorial: June 2018

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     Jurisprudence or legal theory is philosophical aspects of law consisting of collection of rules to regulate the conduct or behaviour of citizens of any nation. The realization of such enforced rules started with understanding of responsibilities and apprehension of civilized society. Religion played an important role to frame code of conducts. Religious texts of Sanatana Dharma being older and literary rich in nature have contributed vastly in enrichment of theories of law.       A classical concept is well known as Aachaara or fixed rule of conduct in life. It is basis of customary laws mentioned in Vedas and other Hindu religious texts and still exercised by the people in India. It is well related with Dharmashastrokta (mentioned in religious texts) code of conduct. Religious comma
Editorial May 2018

Editorial May 2018

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         Understanding of composition of subject matters out of simpler components is more important than making subject complex to create a boundary of fear to enter. First is the case of classical teachers with well apprehended concepts while teachers without comprehended concepts make subjects complex. Misconception of subject is more dangerous than not understanding the subjects in medical education as lives of human beings are on direct stake.            In real sense understanding contributes to knowledge. It leads to imagination. Logical imagination with efforts bestows to innovation and inventions. Medical education is based on expressive cognition of concepts in practical manner. Interestingly a trend is observed in Ayurvedic education where students are suggested to memorize eve
Editorial: April 2018

Editorial: April 2018

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     Resistance to antibiotics is a serious global threat to public health, present in every country. World Health Organization highlights the worse clinical outcomes leading to death in patients with infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria. So world is looking for more antibiotic candidate structures or salts to come out of this threat. In same direction Odilorhabdins are invented. They are new class of antibiotics as published in pages 83-94 of volume 70 of Molecular Cell on 5th April. They are produced by Gram-negative bacteria genus Xenorhabdus from the family Enterobacteriaceae. They contain good numbers of non-ribosomal peptide synthetases and polketide synthases genes in their genomes. They enable to produce new bioactive compounds. The genus Xenorhabdus is symbiont to soil-bor