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Book Review: Holistic Healing by Dr Issac Mathai

 Body-mind-spirit connect The how-to book on living better. Dr. Issac Mathai has always passionately espoused a way of living that integrates various disciplines like naturopathy, yoga, acupuncture, hydropathy, Siddha and meditation. In this book, he deconstructs traditional therapies and intertwines several threads: those chronicling his personal journey as well as that of his holistic healing…

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Feature: The Issac Mathai of Soukya Interview

  Wholesome Healing: Back to tradition Living better should come to you as easily as breathing, says Dr. Issac Mathai who talks about his attitude to healthcare and his new book on holistic healing. The Soukya International Holistic Health Centre has, for over a dozen years now, been a classic example of how integrated holistic…

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Feature: Alternative Therapies for the Mind

  Healing differently Today, there seems to be plenty of alternatives to the psychiatrist’s couch. There was a time when the troubles that affected the mind and mental well-being of a person were discreetly swept underneath a rug. Then, times changed and the few who ventured to face their demons found themselves in the psychiatrist’s office, pouring…

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The Wellness Column: Make the Halfway Mark Count

Get those resolutions back! Before we know it, we are well in June and half of 2014 has already passed. We started the year with a host of good resolutions; many probably have fallen by the wayside. Well, no matter, we can still get back on track. What we need is the conviction that those…

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The Wellness Column: Common Sense Does the Job!

Common sense does the job! You don’t need to consult a doctor/nutritionist/wellness coach all the time; sometimes, daily doses of common sense works wonders. Here’s a list of must-knows and must-dos for a healthy lifestyle. Eating right Drink coffee. Yes, you read that right; coffee’s link to heart disease has been debunked over and over…

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The Wellness Column: Wash It Right

Wash it right! How often and how thoroughly you wash your hair shows in your crowning glory. Most of us dunk our head under water, scrunch some shampoo into our hair, wash it off with just as much water we think we need, and we are done. This is actually, the wrong way to wash one’s…

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The Wellness Column: The Fear of Failure

Facing the fear of failure Tripping and not getting up still remains our core fear. We have grown up on a steady diet of Fail Tales. Consider all the adages: Failure is the stepping stone to success. Fail, fail and then succeed. We are all failures — at least, the best of us are.  Failure is…

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The Wellness Column: Sniffles in the Sun

Sniffles in the sun Summer colds can really ruin fun in the sun. Here’s how to handle the sniffles that hit between May and October. I’m back and still on the subject of summer. This time it’s the tale of summer colds, one of the occupational hazards of enjoying days of bright sunshine. For years,…

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The Wellness Column: Surviving Summer

Lighten up this summer! Summer has begun with a bang and the mercury has begun to soar. But you can survive the heat with just a few simple tips. Weather-wise, the best does not lie in the sweltering months before us. The basic survival mantra is: lightly does it. Here are some ways you can…

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