Paving the way for academic collaboration in India’s traditional medicine systems, especially in the field of Ayurveda, between the two countries, the Ministry of Ayush on Wednesday entered into an agreement with Croatia on Wednesday.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) and Croatia’s Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster. AIIA is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Ayush.
The MoU with Croatia is a significant step towards bolstering India’s ties with other countries and promoting academic research, clinical and educational activities, medical education, training, and competency building.
Dr Manoj Nesari, Adviser-Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush, signed the MoU on behalf of AIIA in the presence of Special Secretary Ayush, Shri Pramod Kumar Pathak and the Ambassador of India to Croatia, Shri Raj Shrivastava.
From the Croatian side, President of the Cluster, Assistant Professor Vladimir Mozetič, President of the Management Board of the Cluster, Irena PeršićŽivadinov, and members of the Management Board Prof. Sandra Janković, Sandra Martinčić and Anna Maria Librić attended the event.
A six-member delegation, led by Special SecretaryAyush Shri Pramod Kumar Pathak, were in Croatia to attend the first International Yoga and Ayurveda conference earlier this week.
The two sides will undertake academic activities in the field of Ayurveda in collaboration with the identified institutions. There will be close cooperation and collaboration on research, including study design and execution, developing evidence-based guidelines for integrating Ayurvedic principles and practices with modern medicine, conducting lectures, workshops, seminars and conferences, and other such activities on Ayurveda.
Both sides will also develop academic standards and courses in accordance with the needs of the institution, end users and stakeholders and develop Ayurvedic medical education guidelines for Ayurveda education in Croatia.
“This will promote academic research, clinical and educational activities, medical education, training, and competency building”, said Dr Manoj Nesari, Adviser-Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush.
“Considering that one of the goals of the Cluster is to connect members with international partners for a more comprehensive offer of health and tourism products, but also to educate members of the Association, we believe that this business cooperation with the Indian Ministry opens a new opportunity to connect our 32 members with potential partners from India. In addition to improving the health and tourism offer in Kvarner, in this way we will work with new partners on education, training and building and strengthening competencies," said Dr. Vladimir Mozetič. (Source - Ministry of Ayush)
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चार शहरों में 18-50 वर्ष के आयु वर्ग में किए गए एक विशेष अध्ययन से पता चला है कि 44 प्रतिशत शहरी लोगों ने कोविड के समय में नाश्ता नहीं किया है। यह अध्ययन मार्च 2020 और फरवरी 2021 के बीच लंदन स्थित बाजार अनुसंधान प्रमुख यूरोमॉनिटर इंटरनेशनल और पेप्सिको इंडिया द्वारा अपने ब्रांड क्वेकर के माध्यम से किया गया था।
एक आधिकारिक विज्ञप्ति के अनुसार, अध्ययन में इस बात पर प्रकाश डाला गया कि 44 प्रतिशत शहरी लोगों ने घर के कामों में वृद्धि और दिन की शुरूआत में देरी के कारण नाश्ता करना छोड़ दिया था और भोजन करने में भी देरी की।
इसके अलावा, 64 प्रतिशत शहरी मिलेनियल्स उत्तरदाताओं को एक स्वस्थ प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली की ओर प्रेरित किया गया था।
अध्ययन में आगे बताया गया है कि जई सहित फलों, सब्जियों और साबुत अनाज की बढ़ती खपत महामारी के दौरान प्रमुख प्रवृत्ति के रूप में उभरी।
दिल्ली, मुंबई, बैंगलोर और कोलकाता में शहरी मिलेनियल्स पर ध्यान केंद्रित करते हुए, कोविड-19 के बाद शहरी भारतीय उपभोक्ताओं की बदलती जीवनशैली और आहार संबंधी आदतों को लेकर अध्ययन में 18-50 वर्ष के आयु वर्ग के 1,000 उत्तरदाताओं को शामिल किया गया था।
अध्ययन में उपभोक्ता व्यवहार को समझने के लिए कोविड के बाद लोगों की बदलती जीवन शैली और आहार पैटर्न का विश्लेषण किया गया।
इसने एक बदलते पैटर्न को, विशेष रूप से शहरी मिलेनियल्स के बीच एक स्वस्थ प्रतिरक्षा प्रणाली और वजन बनाए रखने के लिए आहार संबंधी आदतों के प्रति ट्रैक किया।
अध्ययन ने यह भी मैप किया कि क्या भविष्य में बदले हुए व्यवहार बने रहेंगे और इस तथ्य को रेखांकित किया कि वजन पर नजर रखने वालों को समय पर भोजन करने और पोषक तत्वों से भरपूर नाश्ते के महत्व को समझना चाहिए।
इसके अलावा, यह पाया गया कि 71 प्रतिशत शहरी मिलेनियल्स ने वजन बनाए रखने के लिए कीटो, आंतरायिक उपवास और साप्ताहिक डिटॉक्स योजना सहित सनक आहार की लोकप्रियता की ओर झुकाव किया।
यूरोमॉनिटर इंटरनेशनल की सलाहकार विधि शर्मा ने कहा कि मिलेनियल्स नाश्ते के महत्व को स्वीकार करते हैं और मानते हैं कि इसमें पौष्टिक पोषण होना चाहिए, वे अक्सर अपने काम के शेड्यूल के कारण नाश्ता छोड़ देते हैं या सुबह जल्दी नाश्ता कर लेते हैं।
अध्ययन के निष्कर्षों के बारे में बात करते हुए, सोनम विज, एसोसिएट डायरेक्टर और कैटेगरी लीड, क्वेकर पोर्टफोलियो, पेप्सिको इंडिया ने कहा कि शहरी मिलेनियल्स अब तेजी से अपने शारीरिक और मानसिक स्वास्थ्य में सुधार पर ध्यान केंद्रित कर रहे हैं जो एक सक्रिय जीवन शैली का गठन करता है। (एजेंसी)
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New Delhi, Aug 13 (IANS) With the Centre looking for ways to strengthen the process including the Ayush system in public health to achieve the intended integration of modern medicine and traditional health systems, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya held a meeting with Ayush Minister Sarbanand Sonowal on Thursday in this connection.Mandaviya said in the meeting that a well-defined mechanism has been put in place to achieve the intended integration of modern and traditional health systems. He added that a monthly joint review mechanism is being implemented to take the process of synergised action forward and to accomplish complete integration of ministries at all functional and conceptual levels.Underlining the importance of the initiative, Sonowal said that both ministries will work "hand-in-hand" to benefit the masses as envisaged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "In this regard, Health Ministers of all states would also need to be taken on board," he added.A detailed presentation was made about the common points achieved by these ministries and the issues that need further action. The meeting discussed subjects like the challenges ahead at the level of basic science for integration, medical education, and public health delivery mechanism across the nation, and it was decided to pragmatically develop an approach to work together to get the desired results.--IANSavr/vd
Tokyo - Researchers have found that a fermented soybean dish often served for breakfast in Japan, can prove to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
Natto is made by fermenting soybeans with Bacillus subtilis, a bacteria found in plants and in soil.
Researchers from the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) found that the extract made from the sticky, strong smelling natto may inhibit the ability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to infect cells.
"Traditionally, Japanese people have assumed that natto is beneficial for their health," said Tetsuya Mizutani, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Research at the TUAT.
"In recent years, research studies have revealed scientific evidence for this belief. In this study, we investigated natto's antiviral effects on SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, and bovine herpesvirus 1 (BHV-1), which causes respiratory disease in cattle," Mizutani added.
The findings were published in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.
The team prepared two natto extracts from the food, one with heat and one without. They applied the extracts to sets of lab-cultured cells from cattle and from humans. One set was infected with SARS-CoV-2, while the other set was infected with BHV-1.
When treated with the natto extract made without heat, both SARS-CoV-2 and BHV-1 lost the ability to infect cells. However, neither virus appeared to be affected by the heat-treated natto extract.
"We found what appears to be a protease or proteases -- proteins that metabolise other proteins -- in the natto extract directly digests the receptor binding domain on the spike protein in SARS-CoV-2," Mizutani said, noting that the protease appears to break down in heat, losing the ability to digest proteins and letting the virus remain infectious.
The spike protein sits on the virus's surface and binds to a receptor on host cells. With an inactive spike protein, SARS-CoV-2 cannot infect healthy cells. The researchers found a similar effect on BHV-1 as well as the Alpha Covid variant.
While the results are promising, Mizutani also cautioned that further studies are needed to identify the exact molecular mechanisms at work. He also stressed that the research does not provide any evidence of reduced viral infection simply by eating natto. Once the components are identified and their functions verified, the researchers plan to advance their work to clinical studies in animal models. (IANS)
Thiruvananthapuram, July 13 (IANS) Ayurveda experts have suggested that modern healthcare and the traditional system can complement each other to effectively control the pandemic and protect more lives.Addressing a virtual conference organised by the Kerala-headquartered Vaidyaratnam Group, experts of the ancient healthcare system said that by blending classical theory and practice with modern science, ayurveda has managed to effectively treat mild to moderate cases of Covid in the country."Synergy between tradition supported by technology is the new normal that we have to take forward. We need to retain and revive this traditional knowledge on the basis of scientific rigor," said Tanuja Nesari, director, All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi.The virtual ceremony was organised as part of founder's commemoration day of the Vaidyaratnam Group.Addressing the second and concluding day of the conference, Nesari noted that a significant 99.99 per cent of the patients who were treated for Covid had recovered well at AIIA's Covid care centre.Sharing her experience of treating Covid patients, with ayurveda practitioners from across India, she said that each and every patient was supported by yoga, diet, lifestyle, recreation and the treatment was also aided by technology."We have retained the classical crux, the principle theory and practices of ayurveda, developed our own holistic treatment protocol and it's all supported by conventional bio-medical tools of investigation like MRI, CT Scan, ventilators, RT-PCR test, oxygen therapists."According to the director of Vaidyaratnam Group, E.T. Neelakandhan Mooss, the judicious use of advancements in other streams of science has helped validating ayurveda in the global platform, where the tag of "traditional medicine" got replaced with "evidence based medicine".Describing Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda Research Institute (VARI) as one such place where expert scientists integrate ayurveda with the latest technology, he said that the advancement in the field of ayurvedic raw drug agriculture using 'Miyawaki' method to the identification of new drug delivery systems are backed up by the latest trends of science and technology."Thus, the Vaidyaratnam Group has always been trying to scientifically update its different verticals like cultivation, medicine manufacturing, process validation, drug discovery and healthcare without losing its quality," he said.With children likely to be more susceptible to Covid infection during the anticipated third wave amidst a slow pace of vaccination in many parts of the country, the two day conference held to formulate a uniform ayurveda treatment protocol for children also underlined the need for preventive measures.Experts emphasised the need for proper diet, healthy lifestyle, recreation and yoga, along with Covid appropriate behaviour like maintaining safe distance and sanitation would keep children safe amid the pandemic.--IANSsg/skp/bg
Falling sick is not a risk you want to take, especially not now, and it is always better to be safe than regretful. However, it should also be noted that our bodies do not build up immunity overnight; one needs to balance their food habits and eat healthy, home-cooked meals over a period of time. But you can also incorporate some immunity-boosting drinks to your diet. Alphinah Ashinai, Food and Beverage Manager at Vana Dehradun, India, shares healthy immunity boost drinks:
Recipe Type: Decoction
Preparation Time: 6 minutes
Serving Time: 7 minutes
250 ml water
Black pepper 6-8 nos
Clove 5 - 6
Cinnamon bark 1 mm
Ginger chopped 1 tsp
Fresh Tulsi leave 6 - 8 nos
Put all the ingredients together except honey and give one boil and in gentle simmer it for another 5-6 minutes and serve.
Mint, Lemongrass And White Tea Concoction
Recipe Type: Concoction
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Infusion Time: 4 minutes
1tsp white tea
1tsp chop lemongrass
A sprig of fresh mint leaves
250 ml water
Take 250ml of water boil it in a pan.
Add white tea and lemongrass in it and steep it for 4 minutes or add all the ingredients and boil it for2-3 minutes.
Strain it and serve warm.
Alleviates fatigue and improves immunity
Orange, Papaya Agua Fresca
Recipe Type: Mixology
Preparation Time: 4 minutes
4 cups peeled, deseeded ripe papaya
1½ cups freshly squeezed orange juice
½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
1½ cups water
2 tablespoons honey (optional)
Put papaya, orange juice and lime juice in a blender, blend it until smooth.
Strain mixture through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher or large glass jar.
Discard solid parts, add water and stir it, add honey (optional).
Pour into a glass and serve, garnish with orange.
Cleanse the digestive system and improves immunity
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