One fine day, we will all look back at these terms – PPO, HMO, EPO, Deductibles and laugh about how we had to jump through hoops to figure out which coverage to get. For now though, the waters are tricky to navigate – and one has to understand the key differences between PPOs and HMOs […]
As I crossed 40, I noticed several ailments (tendonitis, joint pain, digestive issues) plaguing me. I used to attribute these to the normal wear and tear effects of aging – as do a lot of people. What I learnt through 3 years of pain treatment (and digestive treatments), was that it was not just possible, […]
A severe tennis elbow (in both arms) caused my hands and fingers to weaken considerably. Instead of fully resting the elbow, I continued with computer work (typing, mousing) – which led to a worsening of the fingers and hands. In effect, I ended up with the same thing in my fingers as in my elbow […]
A few days after completing an antibiotics course, I developed sever bloating and sensitivity in my lower abdomen. This did not go away for several days. What I was experiencing was a flare-up of IBS. Before you read any suggestions in this post, I heartily recommend this article on curing an IBS flare up (without […]
Whenever I react strongly to air pollutants, two symptoms immediately emerge – an inflamed throat – and inflamed air passages (wheezing sound while exhaling).
For the Throat
For severe inflammation, prednisone (oral steroid) provides quick relief. Some soothing throat relief is provided by
Prednisone – 5 day course of oral steroids
Throat lozenges – especially strepsils
Vitamin E oil […]
Whenever I drink super hot chai (or coffee) – or have extra spicy food – I end up with an inflamed stomach. This feels really sensitive and somewhat bloated. It feels as if any hot fluid will aggravate it even more. First, ensure that it is NOT an IBS flare up. Read this post to […]
In India, there are a host of Ayurvedic remedies for indigestion, acidity and other digestive ailments. The simplest of these involves boiled water. That’s it – just plain boiled water. But it has to be boiled in a specific way. And sipped slowly. Here is the low down on this ancient, simple yet powerful recipe.
The ROOT of Sarno’s theory
All the pain is just a distraction. A distraction from the real thing that’s bothering you. Whether it is a divorce , the loss of a loved one, pressures of life, the unfairness of it all …..something is eating you up inside. And THAT is the indirect cause of your pain. […]
Antibiotics – especially an overdose of – may cure your immediate bacterial infection. However, it will leave you without any friendly bacteria (in your digestive tract – starting from your mouth – all the way to your gut).
As you know, the gut is the most important brain in your body. Without it, even the brain […]
I’ve eaten a lot of chicken curry. Restaurant chicken curry as well as home cooked. Home cooked – as in about 200 different homes. I grew up in the land of chicken curry (India) – and then continued eating it when I was in the land of turkey (the US. And yes – Turkey curry is equally delicious).