Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Degree course in Ayurveda
Kolkata, June 28 (PTI): In view of the growing demand for traditional Indian medicine, a four-year degree course in Ayurveda would be offered by the prestigious Jadavpur University (JU) for the first time in eastern India.

The course, which would be the second of its kind in the country after Gujarat, would be offered by the Bengal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (BIPS) in joint venture with West Bengal Health Department under a public-private-partnership formula.

Announcing this Prof Biswanath Sa, Head of the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Technology, JU, said that the university would provide the academic direction for the degree couse in B.Pharm (Ayurveda) and the state government the infrastructure support at the premises of the State Pharmacopoeial Laboratory and Pharmacy of India Medicine at Kalyani in Nadia district.

He said that the Kalyani campus besides having a drug testing laboratory has modern and sophisticated equipment, an ayurvedic medicine-manufacturing centre as well as a medicinal plant garden.

Speaking on the occasion the CEO of BIPS, Subir Pal said that the institute would train graduates in the preparation of ayurvedic drugs.

In the first year, 60 students would be selected through the joint entrance examination for the new course. The course is being offered in view of the growing demand for Indian herbal medicine all over the world.

India currently exports Rs 450 crore of herbal drugs which has the potential of growing to Rs 3000 crore within a short span of time, Pal said.


Thursday, June 15, 2006

Do You Have Diabetes And Not Even Know It?

One-third of U.S. adults -- that's 73 million people -- have diabetes or its precursor, impaired fasting glucose, according to research.

A breakdown of the numbers shows that 19 million Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and one-third of them do not know they have the disease.

Another 26 percent of Americans have impaired fasting glucose, a form of pre-diabetes in which blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not yet high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Along with an increased risk of diabetes, impaired fasting glucose raises a person's risk of heart disease.

Based on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes in the nation rose from 5.1 percent from 1988-1994, to 6.5 percent from 1999-2002. When the 2.8 percent of undiagnosed cases is added in, the researchers said that a full 9.3 percent of the population has diabetes.

The researchers pointed out that type 2 diabetes is often preventable by following a healthy diet and exercising.

What are the precautions you should take to keep yourself away from Diabetes?
Ayurveda has provided right answer to this.
In fact this is the theam of our Best seller e-book "Ayurvedic Cure of Diabetes"

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

young children should be exposed to the ayurvedic philosophy

Personally.I believe that Ayurveda and meditation should be taught in our
public schools as a general course like math or grammar. If you start our
children young, like maybe 5th grade by the time they graduate high school
it would be commonsense like proper hygiene. I believe that preventive
medicine is the only way to stop suffering in this world. Preventive
medicine is the golden ring in Ayurveda and it doesn't take a genius to
understand it. It is nothing more then commonsense once you see it, smell
it, taste it, hear it and feel it. You don't need a dentist to tell you to
brush your teeth if you want to keep them, and you don't need a doctor to
tell you how to be healthy. Can you imagine growing up knowing your Prakruti
and what Vata, Pitta and Kapha are? Suppose your parents feed, and raised
you to support your Prakruti. If the whole world lived this way we would
live a much better life's. People would be happier, more productive and
generally more supportive of our fellow human beings.

As soon as you start saying that you need a license to tell your children
how to be healthy you open the door for commercialism and greed, and you
take the natural order out of equation. Ayurveda was born from nature and
should remain as such. You don't need massive schooling to understand your
personal nature; a little guidance and meditation on you true nature and you
will know more then any doctor could ever tell you. I believe it is the
responsibility of every Ayurvedic physician to teach their clients how to be
their own independent body mind and soul caretakers ..

Noel Gilbert
Body, Mind & Soul
LifeStyle Counselor
Ayurveda - Herbalism
Nutrition - Medical Astrology

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Indian And Chinese Doctors Join Together To Prove The Efficacy Of Herbal Drugs