Resistant starch as a prebiotic and synbiotic: state of the art

Non-infectious diseases such as coronary heart disease and certain cancers have become major causes of death and disability in affluent countries. Probiotics (principally lactic acid bacteria; LAB) may assist in lowering the risk of these diseases.

Experimental studies with probiotics have given generally inconclusive outcomes for infectious disease and for biomarkers for non-infectious disease. In part this situation may reflect their inability to colonise the adult human gut effectively.

Ghee for nervous system and eyes health

Submitted by Donatella on Fri, 04/29/2011 - 1:40pm

...Having been diagnosed with glaucoma 2 years ago, only recently I started to to follow ayurvedic health practices to improve generally an aggravated pita/vata condition which is mainly responsible for neurological and vision problems, among others. After just a week of feet and head massage with ghee and using ghee drops in eyes and nose, I already notice general improvement not only in my eye pressure but also in terms of general well being, calmness and softness in the eyes...

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Internet Ayurvedic Medicines: Benefits and Hazards

Submitted by nancy wolfe on Wed, 08/27/2008 - 5:30am

A lengthy but very interesting discussion about quality of herbal medicines offered to consumers nowadays, some tips on identifying the best and the worst supplement manufacturers and, of course, pieces of advice about how you can improve your dietary practices to enjoy higher quality of your health and life.

Glaucoma Cure

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/23/2007 - 11:41am

...This discussion has me wondering about all the oils that might be helpful. The one that seems most interesting to me is ghee -- because it has a history of being used for eye care that is thousands of years old. In Ayurveda they use warm ghee to bathe the eyes in a procedure called netra basti that is part of the seasonal cleansing and purification routine called pancha karma...

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