An Old Problem in Indian Medical History Revised

Original guest post by Kenneth Zysk (University of Copenhagen)I this paper I should like to revisit a problem in the history of Indian medicine, which is yet to find a satisfactory resolution. The issue centres on when and where Āyurveda came into existence and from where all or part of it could have derived, in a word, the origins of Āyurveda.The Origins of ĀyurvedaAt the core of classical Āyurveda stands the aetiological theory of the three doṣas (tridoṣa), broadly defined as defilements of

Jain Food Restrictions

Why Jains dont eat Potatoes, Onions, Garlic or any underground vegetables ? Why do Jains refrain from eating after daylight ? Why do they drink boiled water ?These are some of the questions that you always have in mind but dont know whom to ask and sometimes the answers are not convincing enough. I will try to resolve all those queries for you.If you have more questions, ask them in the comments below.Jain vegetarianism is the diet of the Jains, the followers of Jainism. It is the most strict
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Dietary Reformer Sylvester Graham

On July 5, 1794, American Presbyterian minister and dietary reformer Sylvester Graham was born. Graham is best known for his emphasis on vegetarianism, the temperance movement and his emphasis on eating whole-grain bread; he did not invent graham flour, graham bread, or graham crackers, but those products were inspired by his preaching.“Comparative anatomy, therefore, proves that man is naturally a frugivorous animal, formed to subsist upon fruits, seeds, and farinaceous vegetables.”— Sylvester
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Low-glycemic foods: Best options and dietary tips

Low-glycemic foods are slower to raise a person's blood sugar levels than foods with moderate or high scores on the glycemic index. But which are the best low-glycemic foods to eat?Review studies suggest that a low-glycemic diet may help reduce blood pressure in healthy adults.A low-carbohydrate diet may also improve blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes, though the current 2019 guidelines do not recommend any specific carbohydrate count or diet plan for people with diabetes.This
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