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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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. … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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, … Continue reading