December 27, 2015
Eight years ago, Anand Padmanadan was obese. He suffered from diabetes too. It was his strong determination that prompted Anand to opt for non-allopathic treatment. But his daughter Amrutha was worried because she believed that only English medicine could keep her father’s diabetes under control.
Anand was put on a strict diet for about four months. He was also recommended lifestyle changes that he religiously followed. An obese person by nature, Anand made simple stretching exercise a part of his daily routine. Within four months, Anand lost 20 kilos weight. His blood glucose levels continue to remain under control till date. He accomplished all this minus English medicines. “This was an eye-opener for me. I could not believe that my father was back in shape. Since then I started following my dad’s footsteps and gave up English medicines,” Amrutha says.
Anand’s wife, Dr. C.V. Jayanthy, too was so impressed by her husband’s transformation that she decided to make these services available to all so that others too can benefit like her husband did. She did her PhD in yoga and has founded the Manushi Yogic Research Foundation. Dr. Jayanthy has been working with several corporate houses across the country to teach simple yoga techniques for their employees. These exercises can work wonders to manage stress and work pressure.
One of the successful initiatives of the Manushi Yogic Research Foundation is the health camp. Ever since its establishment last year, the foundation holds monthly medical camps in the city. At the health camp, Dr. Jayanthy and her team of experts train participants who suffer from lifestyle disorders like diabetes, thyroid disorders, obesity, and low and high blood pressure, along with simple lifestyle changes that can help them keep such disorders under control.
“Before we enroll participants for the camp, we check their blood sugar levels, weight, and other health parameters. At the end of the camp, the parameters are checked and compared. Participants feel healthier and they become confident that such disorders can be cured without English medicines,” Amrutha says.
At the residential camp, participants are taught basic stretching exercise. A lot of importance is given to diet. Participants are made aware of the various foods that are good for the health and well-being. Participants are encouraged to cook their meal as well. December’s five day medical camp concludes tomorrow (December 28).
Amrutha says that confidence and determination of the individual is the biggest step in curing most of the disorders and diseases.