Diseases

Don’t let your pain stop you from dancing in the rain!

Author: Dr. Gayatri Kulkarni – Mulye (MD Ayurved)

Vaidya Tejaswini Bhale – Borse (Ayurveda Physician)

Shruti Kulkarni ( Clinical Nutritionist)



Results from the research done by Project on Osteo-Arthritis ( joint pain ) say that 67.2% of the patients with osteoarthritis have perceived an increased pain with the changing season. The results also conclude that women are more prone to seasonal change sensitivity when compared to men.


CASE STUDY 1:


An IT professional, Age 40 years, WFH, sitting continuously for more than 10 hrs in front of laptop came to the clinic with complaints of lower back pain, neck pain and stiffness. The neck pain is seen to be associated with dizziness and headache. All the complaints are seen to be aggravated from the start of Monsoon.



Weight gain, sleep disturbances and stress are another set of problems along with above.


CASE STUDY 2:


A 10 year old school-going girl is facing a problem of back pain due to online schooling during the pandemic. Incorrect posture, sitting for long duration, excess screen usage is the root cause of the above problem and its correction is the only way to avoid irreversible complications.






CASE STUDY 3:


A housewife, Age 68 years, came with complaints of sudden stiffness, pain in fingers and wrist joint that she was unable to roll chapatis. Pain and swelling is acute and has started suddenly with change in season. Along with this she is also experiencing severe pain associated with piles and general body ache.




CASE STUDY 4:


A female athlete, Age 27 years, preparing for a state level event rushed to the clinic with complaints of severe knee joint pain. She was recovering from a knee injury recently but the sudden onset of the pain since the start of monsoon is hampering her work out routine.




In the above situations what is largely seen is that “Pain” is typically aggravated by provoked Vata, during Monsoon. Taking care of this Vata dosha or maintaining the balance is the key for acute and chronic pain management.



Aggravation of pain related complaints are seen to be increased drastically during Monsoon. Difficulty in completing daily activities, keeping up with the work and personal life tasks also gets impossible to do with this constant pain sensation affecting a person both physically as well as psychologically. Thus hampering the Quality of Life.


Always keep an eye on your metabolic and stress quotient (Turyaa) in Monsoon.

In such times, having a 24/7 companion who understands you and your inner health needs can prove beneficial. Turyaa device and app comes out as a winner to help you “believe you are not alone when in pain”.

The pandemic New Normal “Belly Bulge”

Author:

Ms. Shruti Kulkarni (Nutritionist, Wellness Coach)

Credits: Dr Tejaswini Bhale-Borse (Ayurveda Physician, Nadi Expert)

Turyaa Wellness


Coming months have taught us so many things from eating to living healthy. We are flooded with so many “New Normal” thoughts and trends and we are totally trying to do what we can do? Well what that exactly resulted is the “New-Normal” weight gain and what’s the place where all the weight actually settled was the “Belly-side”. Let’s try to find how you can get the best help so that you stay well, eat well and live well the correct way.



If you experienced unwanted weight gain or “belly bulges” during the pandemic, you are not alone. Especially if you are spending most of your time at home watching the “New-Normal cooking trends”. Comfort food recipes have been trending on Google, Instagram and Fb. Your best friend tried the full fat “Dalgona Coffee” and floored their Instagram page with thousand of likes and several thousands “Followers” in just one night, and now there you are mopping the google-searches to find the next “Instagrammable Trend-set” from your side. Meanwhile you grab your favourite mug of coffee several times in a day doing so. Now you are late for making your lunch so you just order some food from outside and continue working for long hours in front of the screen.




This was some-what everybody’s story in recent days. Well what that exactly resulted is the “New-Normal” weight gain and what’s the place where all the weight actually settled was the “Belly-side”. Last whole year the most searched questions on google were not just “Fitness exercises to do at home”, but some others were “Losing belly fat staying at home”, ”Get flat-belly investing just 7 minutes”, “Burn belly fat in just 7-days at home”, etc.


So as sheltering-at-home restrictions ease up, people are becoming concerned about “COVID curves” and the “Quarantine 15-pounds gain”. The pandemic left many people confined to their homes, bored and with plenty of food and little to distract them. When adding the stress factor to this scenario, you have a perfect situation for unwanted weight changes. The fight-or-flight response is an innate reaction that evolved as a survival mechanism during the entire pandemic situation.



Whether you are a “IT professional with all day work from home”, “a school-kid with full day online screen access”, “a home-maker with home full of online people, extra dish washing, plenty of cooking” or “ an elderly with no access to friends and outside world” all resorted to stocking the house with all the necessary food-stuff that was feared to be out of stock in the market and later on cooking and changing the raw things into “cooking wonders” just to utilise all the stuff and the time in the world to please our cravings at home. Biryani, Baked dishes, Cakes with full fat icings, Green Teas with all the Turmeric, Milkshakes with a whole lot of nuts, all was over-bound and in large portions, screaming at us to finish it off in just one gulp or bite.


Most work from home couples switched to eating late lunches or combining lunch and dinner together at late hours and eating large meals and sitting back to work again or just curling up in that bed or sofa to finish the off trending “Netflix” series.


Well, the answer to such belly fat bulges is very easy to identify, stress started to set into us and we all ate up what we thought was immunity booster, trending, healthy, “maa ke haath ka”, “ghar ka khana” with no thought and no guilt. All this to stay away from stress arising from the unknowing causes and factors that ultimately lead to this sitting “belly gains”. It’s time we focus on what suits “Me” better than just following Instagram trends blindly.


Now try to get the best suitable recommendations from an Expert who knows best to curb that “Belly bulge” in the most precise way knowing your “Metabolic levels”. The solution to this is finding your Inner Health Quotients from reliable and proven product Turyaa. So let Turyaa: Your very own “Wellbeing companion” helps you know which trending food or fitness activity is best for “You”. Make way for that “extra belly bulge” and set the “New-Normal” by staying healthy and fit the “Turyaa Way”.

Belly Fat : Villain of the peace / health

Author: Dr. Gayatri Kulkarni – Mulye (MD Ayurved), Vaidya Tejaswini Bhale – Borse (Ayurveda Physician), Shruti Kulkarni ( Clinical Nutritionist)




In the last 6 to 12 months, the number of cases coming to the clinic related to obesity has suddenly increased.

  • Women trying hard to find time for exercise routines.

  • Patients of thyroid, hormonal imbalances are badly struggling to maintain their normal health parameters.

  • Household responsibilities, work life and assisting kids for online schooling is crushing the main pillar of the family.

  • Happy tummies of children are now turning into wrangling tummies due to lack of physical activity and disturbed routines. Progress card for the year reflecting through belly fat.

  • Senior citizens are still uncertain about restarting their outdoor activities. The ‘No routine is the routine’ pattern affects them with sudden weight gain, fluctuating sugar. They are stressed out and unhappy.

Answer to all these questions is to accept where you are standing right now and start with very scientific and holistic methods to improve your inner health. This scientific research based way can be achieved through Turyaa- Metabolic and Stress quotients (Innovative product developed by DSIR-recognized research startup Atreya Innovations).

Ayurveda mentioned obese person as Ashtau nindit (8 types of people prone to large spectra of diseases). Digestive fire / metabolic health is the main element seen to be disturbed in the pathophysiology of obesity. It is kapha, meda dhatu ( Fat tissues) vikruti according to Ayurveda due to impaired metabolism.The food you eat gets converted to produce healthy body elements. Here due impaired metabolism all the food eaten by you gets converted into fat.

Coated tongue, irregular appetite patterns, cravings and often indigestion related complaints are common in such cases. So reversal of underlying pathophysiology producing belly fat is very important.


Another thing is accumulation of fat around your belly is more dangerous than accumulation over hips, thigh and other parts. The trouble with belly fat is that it’s not limited to the extra layer of padding located just below the skin (subcutaneous fat). It also includes visceral fat, which lies deep inside your abdomen, surrounding your internal organs. So regardless of your overall weight, having a large amount of belly fat increases your risk of insulin resistance, diabetes, raise BP, raised cholesterol and cardiovascular disorders.



People who have metabolic disorder typically have apple-shaped bodies, meaning they have larger waists and carry a lot of weight around their abdomens. Fat accumulated on the abdomen is mostly visceral and it is dangerous. People with hormonal problems show pear shaped obesity means fat largely accumulated on thighs, hips, buttocks making a pear-shaped body which is at lesser risk.

Parameters for measuring abdominal obesity / Belly fat –

  1. Waist circumference – In men, a waist measurement over 40 inches and in women, a waist measurement over 35 indicates an unhealthy accumulation of visceral fat and an increased risk of health problems.

  2. Waist to hip ratio – A waist-to-hip ratio higher than 0.95 in men and 0.85 in women significantly increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke.



3. BMI – weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. A BMI of 25.0 or more is overweight, while the healthy range is 18.5 to 24.9.

To reduce visceral fat and potentially increase lean muscle mass, add 45 to 60 minutes of moderate physical activity to your daily routine on most days of the week. Moderate exercise can include aerobic activity (such as walking) and strength training with weights. Combining a more balanced diet with a regular exercise routine can accelerate the loss of belly fat and improve other cardiometabolic risk factors.



Analyze your belly pattern and get connected with Turyaa, your wellbeing companion. before it’s too late.

Stress – Obesity – Stress – Another vicious cycle

A girl staying at a hostel studying for a professional course, Age – 22 years, came to the clinic with complaints of sudden weight gain, typically abdominal fat, outburst of pimples and insomnia. Brief history revealed that she had ATKT last semester and appeared once again for university exams last month. She said that her eating habits, sleeping patterns changed suddenly due to stress and anxiety built during exam time. Sudden hunger storms, mood swings are common during the last 6 months. She used to eat chips, salted peanuts, bread butter, Maggie, chocolates, cupcakes even at midnight due to hunger storms. Now, all the links to her present complaints were clear.




According to Ayurveda, stress is responsible for Rasa dhatu impairment and Vata vitiation. The impaired rasa dhatu and Vata dosha affects metabolic health causing sluggishness to it. This impaired metabolism causes fat accumulation and hence obesity. The typical belly fat pattern due to stress can be easily identified.


An IT guy, full of work pressure is always seen surrounded by potato chips and cold drinks items on his table, a writer- writing his script before deadline always seems to be smoking his favorite cigar and stretching his brain. A jobless young woman running her family is experiencing sleepless nights and with altered food habits. This pandemic showed many such examples of stress and associated obesity ranging from job stress, economic stress or health stress. Stress, altered food habits, altered sleeping patterns are sequential steps leading to Obesity.


Need of the hour is to help them by understanding their problem by providing emotional and social support.

Chronic stress is always seen associated with obesity. Numerous studies have shown that physical or emotional distress increases the intake of food high in fat, sugar, or both. High cortisol levels, in combination with high insulin levels are responsible factors. The downside to consuming so much sugar is that your body tends to store sugar, especially after stressful situations. This energy is stored mainly in the form of abdominal fat, which can be particularly hard to shed. So the vicious cycle starts: get stressed, release cortisol, gain weight, crave more sugar, eat more sugar, gain more weight. Even if you aren’t eating foods high in fat and sugar, cortisol also slows down your metabolism, making it difficult to lose weight.

Stress with higher BMI is one of the worst combinations leading to blood pressure and cardiovascular diseases. This is the condition in which not only individuals, but family is also seen to be affected and is very common in the age group of 30 to 40 years.


Proper diagnosis of obesity type, minimizing stress like factors which are complicating obesity and emotional support, proper guidance and motivation is topmost requirement of such individuals. One can not achieve a weight loss goal by neglecting stress factors. Here, Turyaa can play an important role. Individual specific approach, balancing metabolic as well as stress quotient with maintaining core health are the keys of weight loss program by the Turyaa. The emotional need, counseling and monitoring is very well managed in such cases by Turyaa. Owing to modern lifestyle, we cannot run away from stress but with Turyaa we can keep balance of our metabolic as well as psychological health by different research based ways like Nadi parikshan, individual specific lifestyle correction etc.

Turyaa will help in following manner in stress related obesity by –

Preventing emotional eating – Stressed people always tend to eat available and accessible food, which is not always the healthiest option. Turyaa will recommend you daily diet plans and control plans during your craving time. Meal skipping, midnight hunger storms and emotional eating will be taken care of in a very scientific way. Mindful eating, food journals, water drinking charts, and healthy meal plans are some advantages that come with Turyaa which are very easy to follow.

Motivation for meditation and exercise – Many times the etiology itself resists the body to move for exercise. Sadness, lack of energy, lethargy are some emotions seen along with stress.

Exercise and meditation are critical components of stress reduction and weight management. Online yoga sessions, daily exercise tracker and motivation by coaches are helpful in such cases.

Managing stress quentient – Stress is the factor responsible for a number of health hazards including obesity. High BP, cardiovascular disorders, psychological problems come hand in hand with stress.

Individual specific stress levels can be managed very well through turyaa in various ways. Exam related, work related, postpartum stress etc are managed by Turyaa coaches in person specific manner by individual counseling. Their food habits, sleeping habits and lifestyle are managed very well for betterment and achievement of weight loss goals. Social and community support is also taken care of by various Turyaa activities.





Step ahead with Turyaa for a stress free life. Breaking the chain of stress and obesity is not only important for achieving weight loss goals but also for preventing many life-threatening diseases. More stress-free you are, the more healthy and happy you will be. So let’s connect with Turyaa for a happier and healthier version of yourself and family.


One step towards Cancer awareness….Not Fear But Fight



Turyaa Blogger- Dr. Gayatri Kulkarni – Mulye (MD Ayurved),

Vaidya Tejaswini Bhale – Borse (Ayurveda Physician), Shruti Kulkarni ( Clinical Nutritionist)


Last month was celebrated as cancer awareness month. There are many cases of diagnosed and undiagnosed cancer surrounded by us and concern is fast growing. Awareness about causes, screening and risk is very essential and can also lead to people making healthier lifestyle choices.Poor lifestyle, longer working hours, increasingly stressful lives, smoking, alcohol consumption, use of contraception, are all contributing factors in occurrence of different cancers.


Turyaa, our wellbeing companion always focuses on correcting lifestyle, metabolic health and stress quotient in a very individual specific way. Using Turyaa is actually one step towards preventive care for you and your family members by choosing a healthier lifestyle.


Cancer is a generic term for a large group of diseases that can affect any part of the body. Other terms used are malignant tumors and neoplasms. One defining feature of cancer is the rapid creation of abnormal cells that grow beyond their usual boundaries, and which can then invade adjoining parts of the body and spread to other organs.


In Ayurveda, cancer is described as inflammatory or non-inflammatory swelling and mentioned either as ‘Granthi’ (minor neoplasm) or ‘Arbuda’ (major neoplasm) in Sushrut Samhita. Aggravated Vata and Kapha doshas along with Rakta, Mansa, Meda vikruti are common pathological changes seen in cancer. Ayurved also focuses on the equilibrium of all Dosha, Dhatu and Mala for prophylaxis angle.


In this new era, we are exposed to lots of chemicals, hybrid food items,pollution and wrong lifestyle. It is badly affecting our Quality Of Life but still maintaining or balancing metabolic health, stress quotient proper is very essential for taking care of equilibrium. This equilibrium can be well maintained by Turyaa.


Alarming numbers of Cancers according to World Health Organization (WHO)

● Approx. about 70% of deaths from cancer occur in low- and middle-income countries

● Around one-third of deaths from cancer are due to tobacco use, high body mass index, alcohol consumption, low fruit and vegetable intake, and lack of regular physical activity

● The most common type of cancers are breast (2.26 million cases), lung (2.21 million cases), colon- rectum (1.93 million cases), prostate (1.41 million cases), skin (non-melanoma) (1.20 million cases), and stomach (1.09 million cases)

Here are some keys for cancer awareness and good Quality Of Life –


1. Early diagnosis –

When identified early, cancer is more likely to respond to treatment and can result in a greater probability of survival and less morbidity, as well as less expensive treatment. Significant improvements can be made in the lives of cancer patients by detecting cancer early and avoiding delays in care. Vigilance about every symptom, early diagnostic test and proper treatment approach is very important to avoid late complications.


2. Periodic screening of risk group

Many times genetic, hereditary, previous medical histories in case of uterine cancers are linked with occurrence of cancer.

Identifying the risk groups by knowing family history, other causative factors like exposure to chemicals, radiations etc is key in screening programs. Periodic diagnostic test and check is must in risk groups.

Special diagnostic tests like PAP smear, HPV, mammography etc should be included in routine check up after a certain age. Awareness about self-examination of breasts is very important for every lady. So identifying and screening the risk group is very important.


3. Awareness about causative factors

Tobacco, cigarettes, alcohol consumption, exposure to UV lights, certain chemicals, radiation, increased weight, diabetes, wrong food habits, synthetic food additives, hybrid food items, food incompatibilities are some underlying causes of cancer. Avoiding such causes and following a healthy lifestyle is very important .

Maintaining healthy metabolism and balancing equilibrium between all doshas is very important.


4. Proper treatment and palliative care

A correct cancer diagnosis is essential for appropriate and effective treatment because every cancer type requires a specific treatment regimen. Treatment usually includes radiotherapy, chemotherapy and/or surgery. Determining the goals of treatment is an important first step. The primary goal is generally to cure cancer or to considerably prolong life. Improving the patient’s quality of life is also an important goal. This can be achieved by support for the patient’s physical, psychosocial and spiritual well-being and palliative care in terminal stages of cancer.

Principles Of Ayurveda regarding food habits, lifestyle modifications and remedies like panchakarma proving very effective and promising. Ayurveda is helpful in both treatment and in palliative care.

So in this cancer awareness week, let’s come together to understand and implement steps to keep life away from cancer. What’s better than adopting a healthy way of living with a rightful companion.


Presenting Turyaa, Your @home well-being companion to keep your and your family’s health at check. Download the Turyaa App and visit our website www.turyaawellness.com

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