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The Holistic Calling ..

Our body is smarter than we all think. It can heal itself when in distress – with gentle medicinal stimulation. Physical illnesses can affect our emotional and mental states badly. All illnesses that progress lead to faulty functioning of our mind, body and spirit. The expression – “Its all in the mind”, is full of meaning. Let me illustrate. It is no unusual for me in my practise to see extremely ill patients being cheerful, notwithstanding the odds. Likewise, I have seen youngsters with pimples, or acne showing severe depression with unusual suicidal tendencies.

This shows that there exists a close inter-related relationship at various levels (body, mind and spirit). This is what provides Ayurveda, which is mind-body medicine, a window of opportunity to assess a person’s health, or illness. Ayurveda takes into account not merely an individual’s symptoms, but also the mind-body connection. The individualistic reaction towards the disease pathology is unique to each person.

Its a fact of life that when we aim to stay healthy, eat good, well-balanced, nutritious food, walk regularly or climb stair-cases, we are training our defence mechanisms to stay healthy, without actually thinking about it. So, when illnesses affect us, our body will not require powerful medicines to correct itself. It requires a little, gentle push.

Ayurveda enables us to achieve this stimulus – naturally.


Dr Nilesh Wakde,
Practitioner- Ayurvedic medicine

DR WAKDE’s Natural Health Clinic, London

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Safe and effective natural remedies for Sore throat

Sore throat is in the air!

Many of us in London are experiencing sore throat and cough at this time of the year, So here are simple natural remedies for the Sore throat club.

1. Make a Lozenge or Candy of Licorice powder with Turmeric, Honey and Jaggery. Chew it throughout the day. Its tried and tested and did wonders for my throat.

2.  Add a pinch of salt and Turmeric powder in warm water and do gargles several times a day.

3.    The ice creams are quite tempting especially in hot summer days like these.. but stay away from them until your Sore throat is soothed.

4.    Drink Spiced tea with few basil leaves , a tiny piece of Cinnamum , couple of black pepper and couple of cloves and honey

5.    Use a hot water bag to foment your coughy chest. It helps relieve congestion and a chesty cough.

6.    And last but not the least – Give rest to your throat, sometimes being silent helps …

Written by,

Dr Anu Wakde,

Practitioner- Ayurvedic medicine


Dr Anu Wakde is a holistic practitioner specialised in Ayurvedic medicine. She has a specialist clinical interest in women’s health problems including infertility. She regularly contributes articles in Newspapers, Magazines & several health journals and practices at DR WAKDE’s Natural Health Clinic, London.

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Massage therapy for low back pain

Most healthcare providers are recognizing massage therapy as a legitimate aid for lower back pain and an effective adjunct to lower back treatments. Fifty-four percent of healthcare providers say they will encourage their patients to pursue massage therapy in addition to medical treatment.

Read the review about this Backache therapy in ‘The Ecologist’ written by Ruth Styles.


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West London Clinic offers ancient healing !

One of the few clinics in UK which specialises in ancient Indian medical techniques has opened in London.


DR WAKDE’s Natural Health Clinic has several Consulting and treatment rooms with five doctors, therapists and will offer treatment to patients who have suffered for years with chronic ailments.

Ayurveda is an ancient practice based on the Philosophy of nature and uses a mixture of herbal remedies, massage, strict diets and a spiritual approach to health. Using what it describes as a holistic system of healing it evolved in India some 5,000 years ago. The system of medicine takes into account the differences between individuals, and believes that there are three human body types – vata, pitta and kapha.

Celebrity appeal
It has become increasingly popular in the West, with celebrities such as Cherie Blair, Naomi Campbell and Madonna reported to be among those undergoing treatment.
Many Health and beauty retailers, including the Body Shop, have also begun to sell Ayurvedic herbal remedies. But the Clinic’s’s founder, Dr Nilesh Wakde, whose practising at Harley Street for few years, says the new Clinic is not for rich celebrities but for ordinary people

Ancient remedies
The Clinic will offer treatment for a various health related conditions. Attention will be given to serious ailments such as rheumatoid arthritis, auto-immune conditions, depression, mental illness and skin diseases.

Dr Wakde believes that most of his patients would be people for whom Western medicine has failed. But he says that Ayurveda can work as an integrated system with Western medicine.

“You see a lot of media coverage about Celebrities using Ayurveda. It doesn’t matter to us,” he said.

The Clinic will offer treatment on a first come-first served basis to all patients – rich or poor – whom doctors feel they can successfully treat.

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DR WAKDE’s Natural Health Clinic,
0208 432 2726

Address – 299, King Street, Hammersmith, London

Ayurveda for a healthy lifestyle

Lifestyle diseases could become more and more widespread as countries get more industrialized. They differ from other diseases since they will be potentially preventable, which can be lowered with changes in diet, lifestyle and environment.


          Experts recognise Ayurveda as a world’s oldest medical system. It originated Indian subcontinent, where greater than 80% in the population uses it exclusively or in combination with conventional medicine. Ayurvedic medicine is practiced in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Experts have stated that in UK, we have seen a steep increase in the number of people suffering with diseases caused by notorious lifestyles like poor diet, lack of exercise, and surge in drinking in the last few years. In UK, nearly one in four of adults (over 16 years of age) are obese. A paper in Lancet magazine stated that, in several western countries, people’s diet have changed substantially with an increase of intake of meat, dairy food, vegetable oils, fruit juice, and alcohol based drinks, and decreases in consuming starchy foods such as bread, potatoes, rice and maize flour. Many aspects lifestyle also changed including low physical exercise.

Lifestyle diseases share risk factors much like prolonged experience of three modifiable lifestyle behaviours-smoking, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity-and increase the risk for development of chronic diseases, specifically cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and many types of cancer.

Ayurveda has always emphasized on lifestyle and diet while using herbal supplements to produce mega effects. Ayurveda uproots the sickness, recognising its multi-factorial origin and psychosomatic elements and treating the patients in whole. Ayurvedic methods are safe and efficient when prescribed by competent practitioner having a good medical and herbal knowledge. Ayurvedic medicines don’t concentrate on the disease-causing organisms instead they stimulate defence mechanisms and restorative energies within body to ensure that it heals itself. It isn’t just curative additionally , preventative. In selecting life over lifestyle, we need to move from sickness to wellness. Wellness isn’t merely an absence of disease but is a dynamic equilibrium between body and mind. Ayurveda facilitates wellness by boosting the disease fighting capability, replenishing the energy levels of the body and rejuvenating the mind.

Our future generation needs to inherit wellness and not disease from us. Towards this end, a change in perspective certainly is the need of the hour where healing therapies complement as opposed to compete against one another. Also, a health practitioner shouldn’t look at his patient as the person in desperate need of his expertise but instead as a knowledgeable consumer in equal partnership to accomplish common goals of overall health.

Dr Nilesh Wakde,
Practitioner- Ayurvedic medicine

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