Ayurvedic Diet for Menstrual Problems - Dr. Jyotshna Thakur
Dr. Jyotsna Thakur, BAMS, MD-Ayu, (Prasuti & Stri Roga), Himachal Pradesh, India. - Presently she is working as Assistant professor in Ayurveda College and as clinician for serving the mankind. She has keen interest in evaluating the ancient concepts of treatment strategies based on modern parameters. She is winner of State Level Himalaya Quiz competition 2010, recipient of Distinguished Researcher Award 2018 and Research Ratan Awards 2019 awarded by IJRULA Awards. She has been invited as speaker in International Pharma Research and Drug Delivery Summit 2019.Invited as speaker in International Conference on Natural products and traditional medicine 2020. She has authored one book, eleven scientific articles in various national and international indexed journals. She has delivered various lectures on different platforms including National Institute of Open Schooling vocational courses.
Topic: Insight into Ayurveda Dietetics to fight the curse of Menstrual disarrays
Abstract: Menstrual health is fundamental to women’s sexual and reproductive health. Diet, constitutes the life of living beings and influences the human life style as well as individual quality of life. Dietary habits and choices play a significant role during adolescence for normal functioning of reproductive potential and significantly affect menstrual functioning in young women. In today’s era, over consumption of high calorie dense food popularly called as junk food, disordered eating habits, meal skipping are major causes of menstrual disorders which are on increasing trend among teenagers. These abnormal eating habits have carved up the third world and posing great threat to human health. Only way to cope up with this nutritional pandemic is to focus on Ayurveda dietetics which not only emphasizes on nutritional value of food but even places greater emphasis on type of food, quantity, digestive capacity, dietary customs, habitat, food processing, meal intake timings etc. for the promotion of positive health and prevention and management of wide range of ailments. It is imperative to reinvigorate the ancient science of dietetics to obtain its prime benefits for mankind. Knowledge emphasizing about the eating habits, nutritional diet, disadvantages of unhealthy foods, their impact and preventive measures should be given to create awareness and render health education for a change towards healthy eating practices. . Growing evidences of impact of diet suggest that various aspect of nutrition contribute to risk of fertility problems in reproductive age population. Thus, it is an important issue to evaluate the present situation of eating habits and estimate their influence on quality of reproductive functions and it is need of hour to revitalize the ancient science of dietetics to obtain its prime benefits for mankind.